The Super Humans of 2019

I have to admit that one of the biggest joys of having my own blog is being able to use it to shout about people who I think are doing amazing things. Every year since 2011, I have shared a list of the people who have had positive impact on my life in the previous... Continue Reading →

Yarn: The Movie

I was emailed at the weekend about a documentary film called YARN, that "reclaims knitting as a feminist statement and which poses interesting questions around whether knitting and crochet is an art form". The film explores the lives of four international artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, and more importantly, reclaiming... Continue Reading →

The Super Humans of 2015

For the last four years I have been bringing my blogging year to a close with a list of fabulous people who have made the last 12 months awesome for me in one way or another. The list began as an opportunity to spread the word and give thanks where they're due - celebrating achievements... Continue Reading →

My So-Called Secret Identity

I still don't quite know why I never really got into comics. I've always loved engaging stories, illustration and superheroes. Comic obsessed television characters like Tim Bisley and Sheldon Cooper resonate with me for a reason I have yet to fathom, and a large proportion on my favourite films and tv shows are based on... Continue Reading →

Review: Wonderment Magazine

Much as I love digital, I am and suspect always will be a massive fan of print media. I think there's something quite special about the feel and smell of sheets of new paper bound together - whether matte or glossy, slick or home made. Books, magazines and zines all take on an additional quality... Continue Reading →

Exploring Creativity: The playwrite

When someone says they are a writer, most people might instantly assume that this person writes novels. Think for a bit longer, however, and you'd realise that there are an awful lot of other things that they could be a writer of! I know people who write for newspapers and magazines, people who've had academic... Continue Reading →

History, culture and portraiture

It's amazing what interesting and creative things people get up to during the time you don't spend with them, and my course mates on the MA History and Culture of Fashion (now MA Fashion Cultures) at London College of Fashion are an excellent example of that. We came from all sorts of academic backgrounds and... Continue Reading →

LCF College Shop returns for 2014

The London College of Fashion annual festive pop-up shop, COLLEGE SHOP, has opened today with the biggest and most exciting stock of student and graduate work in its four year history. I have visited the shop every year - in the vibrant Carnaby area of London - and am always impressed with the creativity of... Continue Reading →

What I See Project: Inspiring women

Back in March, the What I See Project launched their second annual film competition with a theme of 'Inspiring Women'. The judging panel chose Georgia Sawyer's Tottenham Material as the winning film, starring the rather wonderful Doyin Ajiboye (see right). I really enjoyed this thought provoking short film and think it raises some really important... Continue Reading →

Death and the Art of Tailoring

I first discovered the work of artist Hormazd Narielwalla when he came to talk to my MA group last year about Savile Row. Using discarded tailor's pattern pieces, his artwork brings together many things that fascinate me: the form of the body, the skill of the tailor, death and, of course, art. As Narielwalla had... Continue Reading →

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