Breasts and Bras: History, Health and Fashion

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am working with the UAL Lingerie Society to organise a mini-symposium entitled 'Breasts and Bras: History, Health and Fashion'. The event is taking place on Thursday 24th October 2019, 6.00-8:30pm in the RHS East lecture theatre at London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince's Street, London W1G 0BJ. The... Continue Reading →

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 →

Women Leaders in the Business of Fashion

Yesterday evening I attended a panel discussion on the topic of women as leaders in the fashion industry, hosted by the London College of Fashion's Fashion Business School and held at the Louis Vuitton Series 3 Exhibition space on the Strand. The panel was chaired by Professor Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion,... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Wowzers!

Saturday 8th March is International Women's Day, so what better time to celebrate the achievements, creativity and talents of women and girls around the globe? Well, that's exactly what Wowzers Festival will be doing in London next weekend. This exciting community-led event is open to all and includes activists, performers, writers, campaigners and... you. With... Continue Reading →

Kiss Me Deadly catwalk show

The lack of diversity in lingerie images and catwalk shows is a topic that has been discussed many times by many people. However, some of those people are actively looking at ways to change it. At the end of last year, Catherine from Kiss Me Deadly idly wondered if any of her brand's fans would... Continue Reading →

Littlewoods lingerie bloggers event

On Wednesday night, I headed over to Shop Direct's London HQ for a lingerie bloggers event organised by Littlewoods. Having been properly fitted for a bra in recent years, I now feel more confident about buying lingerie online and so was quite excited to see a selection of the brands that this home shopping giant... Continue Reading →

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