How to live-tweet a conference

Since returning to academia, I have attended a lot of conferences and panel discussion events. Ever since I live-tweeted the Costume Society's Study Day in 2012, people have been telling me that they really enjoy my reporting of events like this via social media. It started as an easy way for me to keep track... Continue Reading →

Imposter Syndrome: fighting your gremlins

Earlier this month, I went to the V&A's Undressed exhibition with a bunch of lovely people who are all fans of the lingerie brand Kiss Me Deadly. Since I was awarded my MA - which involved two years of research and academic writing about underwear, specifically bras - the brand's head honcho Catherine has rather... Continue Reading →

Ada Lovelace Day: The Materials Scientist

Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Every year, bloggers all over the world take part by writing something about a woman, or women, in STEM whose achievements they admire. This year I have chosen a wonderful woman who I met through Irreverent... Continue Reading →

Ada Lovelace Day: The Professors

As you probably already know, Ada Lovelace Day aims to celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by encouraging people to shine a light on the women in STEM that they admire. Working in an arts university, I don't encounter scientists very often so I was unsure who to choose... Continue Reading →

Fashion Theory: Studying the how and why

This time last year, I sat down with a bunch of strangers who were all about to embark on a similar journey to me. All with different backgrounds, we had a common goal. Whether we'd studied literature, history, business or design; were working as designers, trend analysts or university administrators; had an interest in sustainability,... Continue Reading →

Time to learn something new?

As summer draws to a close, many of us decide to take up a new hobby or learn a new skill. Whether it's because we want to distract ourselves from the slowly darkening evenings or simply a response to an ingrained feeling that August/September is 'Back to School' time, the desire to try something new... Continue Reading →

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