I can’t remember how I first found out about the movie Bridesmaids. From the title and the poster I initially assumed it would be a hideously bitchy ‘bridezilla’ movie or a saccharine chick-flick, but all the comments I read suggested it was neither. A film about women that’s genuine and, heaven forbid, rather funny? This had to be seen to be believed, so I quickly suggested it to my sister as something to do with her own bridesmaids, including me. From all the pre-release hype, the movie sounded side-splittingly funny

There are few things I like more than buttons. In fact, buttons are on my list of things that make me smile, so being able to add more buttons to my outfit by way of jewellery is something I’m always keen on doing. However, bright-coloured plastic button earrings don’t always go with everything, so I began the search for silver jewellery that ties in perfectly with my look. Thankfully Sarah Hallowes, a jewellery designer who produces hand-made vintage-style silver jewellery inspired by buttons and textiles, has jumped in to fill

Leicester’s De Montfort University (DMU) staged its second annual London contour fashion catwalk show on Monday, featuring designs by students who will be graduating from the Contour Fashion and the Fashion and Contour Design courses this summer. The collections on show illustrated a stunning mix of skill and creativity, which proves that DMU’s excellent reputation in this area is well-deserved. The show was beautifully put together – models were styled in different ways including wispy-romantic, rockabilly and addicted-to-love – with each graduate getting a chance to do something a little

On Saturday 11th June, thousands of women and men marched through central London to draw attention to the fact that rape is NOT acceptable, clothing is NOT consent and victims should NOT be blamed. The march and rally that followed in Trafalgar Square were positive, peaceful and presented a united force for feminist good. Sadly, despite making a lot of noise on the day, media coverage of the event has been rather minimal. Reports of numbers in attendance range from ‘hundreds’ in The Telegraph and the Metro (a headline clearly

Yesterday saw the arrival of a splash of vintage glamour on Oxford Street in London. The Topshop flagship store at Oxford Circus is now home to the lovely Lipstick & Curls ladies and their team of hair and make-up experts, who are waiting to transform you for a night out or to teach you the tricks to do it yourself. They managed to work some magic on my hair in a mere 15 minutes when I attended Coquette at Kettner’s in Soho earlier this year, so I was pretty excited

As you may have heard, Toronto police officer Michael Sanguinetti told students at Osgoode Hall Law School that, “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised” and, within a few months, Slutwalks had been organised in many cities across Canada and the US in response to his comments. Despite the name, SlutWalks are not saying there’s a link between sexually alluring clothing and rape or encouraging it – quite the opposite in fact! People organising and taking part in the walks know that there are many

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