The Case of Twitter and the Extra Large Panties

Last month, I saw a tweet from Amanda Vickery, Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London. It featured a black and white photograph of a mid-twentieth century shop window display. At the top of the window, there are three pairs of white, extremely oversized women’s briefs that were clearly made especially... Continue Reading →

Week 53: reflections on the past year

Today is my one year anniversary of working from home, which has started me thinking about the last 12 months. For all its faults and annoyances, I've always loved working in an office. I enjoy spending time around people, the planned and unplanned interactions that litter our days, and the ability to communicate on many... Continue Reading →

Review: ‘Valentina’ by Mal Amora

I don't remember when I first found out about vintage-inspired lingerie brand Mal Amora but it was definitely on Instagram, as I pretty much live there these days, and it was most likely when Karolina Laskowska shared a photo of a custom set back in January. I was excited to discover that, not only does... Continue Reading →

When summer comes…

I don't care if you exercised. If you got a personal trainer and toned up, trimmed down, fitted back into the clothes you wore before the pandemic hit. I don't care that you got moving, went from couch to 5k, or beat your personal best. I don't care that you want to be a "better... Continue Reading →

Review: ‘Ginger’ by Miss Vivienne

I love discovering the work of talented independent lingerie designers through recommendations from friends and so was very excited when, last month, I saw Tigz Rice mention Miss Vivienne on her Instagram stories. Not only are the designs stunning, with beautiful fabrics and details, but Vivienne Lynch also makes every piece to order in her... Continue Reading →

Jealousy, envy and lockdown

I've written about jealousy before on this blog. Quite a lot in fact, as being polyamorous (or embracing any other type of ethical non-monogamy) leads you to explore this emotion quite often. It's usually either when speaking to someone for the first time about how you structure your relationships, and they inevitably say "I couldn't... Continue Reading →

Review: Manners London

Last summer London got hot. Very hot! And not the good kind either. It got to the point where even the most dedicated bra-wearers amongst us were dreaming of a bra-free solution to the discomfort inflicted by those soaring temperatures. Sure, I tried bras without underwires, but they still felt uncomfortable when I got sticky.... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Clothing: catching up with Sigita

We're closing the 'Lockdown Clothing' project, leaving it in 2020, but before we go here's one last follow-up interview with one of our first batch of participants. Today we’re catching up with Sigita M, who answered the original questions back in April 2020. 1) Can you describe how your daily routine and/or social life has... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Clothing: catching up with Sarah-Mary

We're coming to the end of our Lockdown Clothing project, and in today's interview we’re catching up with Sarah-Mary Geissler, who answered the original questions back in May 2020. 1) Can you describe how your daily routine and/or social life has changed in recent months? My daily routine, and entire approach to clothing, has completely... Continue Reading →

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