Culture Corner #5

Culture Corner #5

I look forward to driving long distances because it's the most productive opportunity to catch up on podcasts. Usually I'm alone, so I can easily concentrate on the words and the road ahead of me without any distractions. My favourites are constantly on shuffle and it makes the miles pass smoothly and bearably - so [...]

Navigating the decade

Navigating the decade

When you are twenty-two, it can be unsettling to hear older generations ponder the experiences of their twenties and declare this was a period of discovering who they were and figuring out what they wanted in life. The general consensus seems to be that the decade is spent navigating a sense of identity, making mistakes [...]

Grunge Queen

Grunge Queen

I have had two long-term romantic relationships. Both of them have been long-distance. Either I really enjoy the challenge of a complicated life, or the saying rings true: you can't help who you fall in love with (I'm betting on the latter). The second of these relationships I'm still happily in, but I won't pretend [...]

A touch of sparkle

A touch of sparkle

It's the most glamorous time of the year! A touch of sparkle will be infiltrating all of my outfits for the foreseeable future and my Prosecco glass will be constantly overflowing as long as my out-of-office remains on. The shiniest items I own are now on constant rotation: velvet, satin, glitter and gold. There is [...]

Not quite vintage

Not quite vintage

Not quite vintage... but this outfit embodies everything I love about a vintage look. The funky pattern of the dress (which friends have complimented thinking it's a thrifted buy); the oversized, masculine-shaped coat; and of course a pair of timeless Dr Martens. The shoulder bag is the only true vintage addition: a treasure I picked [...]

One of those days

One of those days

You know those days where everything seemingly goes wrong and the smallest of interruptions irritate you? A prime example reared its ugly, sleep-deprived head a couple of weeks back. My attitude from the second my alarm slapped me bluntly out of a deep early morning slumber was one of bitterness and stubborn reactions. Rather than [...]

Caught in the middle

Caught in the middle

I have never witnessed an audience quite like the one present the night I got all dolled up for The High Low Experience. It wasn't until we were seated and I turned to absorb the crowd behind me that I realised the Barbican Centre had been swamped by Millennials. Aside from personal individualities, cultures and [...]

Spooky season

Spooky season

As soon as I was old enough to grasp the concept of Halloween I was hooked. Most likely initially by the sweets and fancy dress, but in a more substantial sense the mysterious temptations of the supernatural tickled my curious nature and lured me in. Disney Channel would fuel my obsession with seasonal films like [...]