Ada Lovelace Day: The 3D Game Artist

I was keen to write something for Ada Lovelace Day this year, but have to admit that I've found it extremely tricky to narrow my inspiration down to just one woman. Do I tell you about an ex-colleague, Laura Rodrigues, who is a Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Head of Faculty at LSHTM? Do... Continue Reading →

Ethical fashion and the power of “we”

Ethical fashion used to be overlooked by the majority of shoppers due to a bit of a bad image. Uninspiring organic cotton basics and drab accessories made from hemp were never going to excite the dedicated fashionistas of this world, so they looked elsewhere. These days, more and more consumers are becoming wise to the... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Sexism and students

Laura Bates, founder of Everyday Sexism, is getting a lot of press coverage for her site at the moment. It's great that more people are speaking out about the sexist comments and actions which are experienced by many women every day, but it's also extremely saddening that it still happens. Comments like "that's pretty good...... Continue Reading →

Fashion Theory: Trickle-Down

Part 1 of a 6-part series on aspects of fashion theory, specifically cultural studies and object analysis. Written partly to reassure myself that I do understand the concepts and partly to help clarify things for others, this post is based on notes I took during a lecture at London College of Fashion by Dr Agnès... Continue Reading →

Can fashion improve lives?

A couple of weeks ago, as part of my induction into the Graduate School at London College of Fashion, I attended a debate entitled "Can Fashion Improve Lives?" The discussion panel included: Frances Corner (Head of London College of Fashion), Caryn Franklin (Visiting Fellow at LCF, fashion activist and founder of All Walks Beyond the... Continue Reading →

Bisexuality is not a phase

Dear Steven Moffat Whilst I appreciate your continued dedication to keeping one of my favourite television shows in its rightful place on BBC1 in the prime time Saturday night slot, there is something we really need to have words about. Two words, actually: a phase. To have a female character refer to an ex-girlfriend as... Continue Reading →

Making trends work for you

Although I don't really 'follow fashion' as such, I do view it as something of a challenge to adopt at least one new trend into my wardrobe each season without really trying. There is always one trend that a garment you've owned for ages fits perfectly. Or one that encapsulates something you like always buying... Continue Reading →

Definitions of non-monogamy

Over the weekend, Hella Walkington blogged about monogamy, polygamy and polyamory. She asked me to write a little bit for it and, I have to say, I was a bit surprised by her inclusion of the word polygamy. I have never met anyone who would describe themselves as polygamous, and wasn't even sure what it... Continue Reading →

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