One of the plagues in our world is that women are given a shelf life. Everyone normally skirts around it, but we’re earmarked like a sack of potatoes with use-by dates seared across our forehead. Usually, that use-by-date is the age of 30. As we get older, girls and women are under constant pressure to… Continue reading Married by 30? That’s an age-old notion.
Last week saw a major Hollywood split come to everyone's attention when it was revealed that actress Amber Heard had filed for divorce from husband and actor Johnny Depp. And just as everyone digested this news, pictures of a bruised Heard emerged amid claims that Depp had physically, verbally and emotionally abused her throughout their… Continue reading Like so many women who experience domestic violence, Amber Heard’s voice will be continually silenced
Every year brings with it a range of triumphs and hurdles, and for me, looking back is equally as important as looking ahead. 2015 began with me knee-deep in stress as I approached graduation. Since I was little, I have been filled with a desire to have a degree in my possession. I've always believed it… Continue reading Reflections on 2015
The internet is furious today as Billboard magazine committed a social media blunder of epic proportions, likening a picture of 2-year-old North West licking a lollipop to her mother and reality TV persona Kim Kardashian West giving oral sex to Ray J, recalling the sex tape which initially threw her into the spotlight. Earlier this week came… Continue reading Billboard magazine’s tweet about North West just revealed how the media still sexualises famous children
When I was growing up, I was sometimes coaxed into the idea of wearing clothing made for boys. “Don’t worry, no one will notice”, my parents would often tell me. Money used to be scarce and with options often limited, I would have no other choice but to sometimes go along with it. Naturally, being a… Continue reading The Future of Fashion: Genderless Buying
Last week, Girls star Jemima Kirke stepped out on the CFDA Fashion Awards red carpet and sent everyone in a frenzy by wearing a dress that revealed her armpit hair. What happened next was inevitable and somewhat predictable: a lot of publications talked about it, with some left completely shocked by this horrendous 'fashion faux pas'. E! Online was… Continue reading Why is body positivity met with so much negativity?
Housing around 12,000 items relating to Britain's ever-changing consumer market, Notting Hill's Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising is a glorious tunnel into design, commercial art and consumer history, revealing the way British people have experienced life and sustained themselves since the Victorian era. Located just around the corner from Portobello Road, the museum is… Continue reading A glimpse into Britain’s changing consumer market: The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising – Notting Hill, London