The Super Humans of 2017

Every December since 2011, I have been publishing an annual list of people who have had positive impact on my life in the previous 12 months and, in my opinion, deserve an award for their greatness. These are the super humans who have shaped my life and brought me joy and inspiration - I want... Continue Reading →

5 life lessons from Spaced

I figured that if '5 life lessons from...' was going to be a series on this blog, the next show I had to address would have to be what is possibly my favourite television programme of all time. Despite the fact there are only 14 episodes of less than thirty minutes each, Spaced had a... Continue Reading →

The Great Online Escape

Escaping everyday life used to be about booking a holiday in the sunshine and getting away from it all. These days, however, finding the cash for an overseas trip is becoming increasingly tricky so it's just as well there are many more options for escape available, thanks to the internet. Even if you can't jet... Continue Reading →

Review: Classes at the School of Life

Back in 2010, I went along to a class at The School of Life and spent an evening pondering what types of work I would enjoy. It was interesting focusing on tasks, workplace environments and types of careers in a way that I hadn't done since school - looking at what might be fulfilling rather... Continue Reading →

5 life lessons from RuPaul’s Drag Race

Having watched the finale of Season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race at least a few times now, I have been pondering a few broader thoughts about the show. Yes, some aspects of early seasons were problematic and season 9 was not without controversy, but RPDR has (albeit rather slowly!) learnt from its mistakes and has... Continue Reading →

‘Housekeeping’ for bloggers

On Saturday I had the pleasure of hearing fashion blogger Susie Lau speak at the Costume Society's conference. This year's theme was Writing Fashion and so, rather excitingly for me, Lau was in conversation with my colleague Dr Agnès Rocamora whose recent research has been looking at fashion blogs. The discussion was an extremely interesting... Continue Reading →

How I came to terms with being a hipster

I'm writing this post in Soho whilst peering through my black framed glasses and sipping a salted caramel soya latte, pondering the cliché I have become. Six years ago, I was labelled a hipster by a national newspaper (not by name, but they used my photograph) and I wrote a blog post about the stereotypes... Continue Reading →

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