In conversation with Jean Paul Gaultier

Last month I went to see Jean Paul Gaultier in conversation with legendary fashion editor Suzy Menkes. As they walked onto the stage at the huge Barbican Hall, the entire auditorium erupted into applause and ecstatic cheers as if an international rock star had just walked on stage at Wembley Stadium. I think you could... Continue Reading →

Big Swinging Ovaries

At the weekend, I found out about Jess De Wahls and her upcoming art exhibition entitled 'Big Swinging Ovaries'. I'm not entirely sure what I thought it would be from that title, but I was amazed once I found out more. Beginning on International Women's Day and running for 11 days, the show will be... Continue Reading →

Blackbird Underpinnings

Blackbird Underpinnings describe themselves as having a fresh approach to intimate apparel. They got in touch with me because they thought their ethos of confidence, self-expression and authenticity was something that would appeal to the readers of Rarely Wears Lipstick, and I think they might be right. This interesting new lingerie and loungewear company are... Continue Reading →

Ada Lovelace Day: The 3D Game Artist

I was keen to write something for Ada Lovelace Day this year, but have to admit that I've found it extremely tricky to narrow my inspiration down to just one woman. Do I tell you about an ex-colleague, Laura Rodrigues, who is a Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Head of Faculty at LSHTM? Do... Continue Reading →

Triumph Inspiration Award UK winner

My attention was grabbed today by the news that the UK winner of the Triumph Inspiration Award 2012 has been announced and, as usual, it looks like there might be some names in the finalists that are worth remembering. De Montfort University student Sian Whitefoot won first prize for her design Ecliptic Renewal (see photo),... Continue Reading →

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