On hiatus…

I've been throwing my opinions at the internet for quite some time now. Even if you don't include the stuff I wrote before I got my own domain, or the inane hand coded HTML updates that were the very beginnings of my first site, I've still been at this blogging lark for 11 years. Not... Continue Reading →

The tale of a lingerie obsession

I have always had a passion for clothing and, more recently, underwear. A personal search for a decent suspender belt a decade ago began an obsession with the design of lingerie, and my subsequent discovery of several UK-based retro brands gave me a surprising insight into the lingerie styles and tastes of the mid 20th... Continue Reading →

Fashion Theory: The Joy of Archives

I've always had a fondness for old clothes. Whether I'm looking through my mother's lovingly saved garments, rummaging in a vintage shop or browsing an antique market, touching a piece of the past has always been my most powerful window into history. Whilst looking at images of what people used to wear is fascinating; being... Continue Reading →

Prize Draw: Moments that Mattered

When I was a child, I was always the academic one. I loved school and genuinely enjoyed my lessons. My only life plan was to do A-levels and then go to university as I couldn't really imagine spending my days doing something other than learning. My younger sister was very different to me in those... 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 →

FPA: Talking sense about sex

In an age when many people erroneously confuse good sex education with the idea that this can somehow 'corrupt' the nation's children, talking about sex is still often seen as taboo. Kids aren't given information they need by embarrassed parents and teachers, so they grow up without the knowledge to help them form healthy loving... Continue Reading →

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