New Year, Fresh Start

So, as you can see, my writing's been a bit 'on hold' so far this year. I'm two weeks into a brand new job with a brand new employer and have to admit that I'd forgotten how much energy and brainpower it takes to do that. It's been a great experience so far (really great!)... Continue Reading →

Visible Women: Stylist’s 2018 campaign

This January, Stylist have launched their Visible Women campaign to celebrate the brilliance of all women by: raising the profiles of important women past and present; and empowering future generations to follow their lead. It's an exciting initiative that is timed to coincide with the centenary of women in the UK winning the right to... Continue Reading →

The Underpinnings Museum Twitter Conference

As part of its quest to bring the history of underwear to a wider audience, making collections and research freely accessible online, The Underpinnings Museum is hosting a Twitter conference on Friday 12th January 2018. Anyone with a public Twitter account and an interest in the history of underwear is invited to submit their idea... Continue Reading →

A tour of Kubrick and comic books

I'm currently volunteering one day a week at UAL's Archives and Special Collections Centre (ASCC), based at London College of Communication in Elephant & Castle. This week, I got to join one of the tours given to students. The tour took place in the search room, which is where visiting researchers sit to explore the... Continue Reading →

Fashion history with William Vintage

Founder of the ultimate vintage boutique, William Vintage, there must be very little that William Banks-Blaney doesn't know about twentieth century fashion history. Christened "The Vintage King' by British Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and The New York Times, William travels the globe for the ultimate in vintage and hand-picks every single William Vintage piece. Now an... Continue Reading →

Review: You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 – 1970

Revolution (meaning): overthrow, change, movement. In a recent interview in The Guardian film director Houda Benyamin evoked the 1968 'revolts': 'anger was understood and translated by an intelligentsia: authors, intellectuals, artists, who then formulated demands and so made progress.' This spirit of revolutionary progress permeates this exhaustive and informative exhibition (covering 1966 - 1970) at... Continue Reading →

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