Sometimes people ask me where I get my clothes, and sometimes I end up giving the slightly embarrassing answer of from the back of my parents closet. But this shouldn’t be embarrassing, retro and vintage fashion is more popular now than it has ever been, and I actually enjoy repurposing things to suit my own … More Vintage Vogue!
A year ago, almost to the day, Theresa May came back from a walking holiday in Wales and decided to call a snap General Election. I could scarcely imagine just how much her decision that day would turn my life upside down to such an extent that I am now writing this article from my … More Alumni Column: Paul Sweeney MP
This year, the Cecilian Society marked it’s 65th Anniversary. Founded at 3.30pm on Saturday 18th October 1952, this was a Society formed in honour of St Cecilia, the patron saint of music. Initially composed of various groups (including a choral group and an opera group) in 1955 the Opera faction put on their first show, … More The Cecilian Society: 34,164,000 moments so dear!
In the past year, social media – in particular Instagram – has seen a rise in photos with a dubious warm saturation and some random date from the 90s printed in orange in the corner. They shamelessly mimic the quality of a photograph produced by an analogue camera using an app called HUJI, which has … More It Only Takes One Shot
Our generation is lazy. Our generation is self-entitled. Our generation are snowflakes. We can’t survive without the steady, satisfying shimmer of a screen. An hour without internet and all hell breaks loose. We’ve lost respect for ourselves, others, and most importantly- anyone who’s not us. Well, that’s what some would have you believe, anyway. … More Talking ’bout Our Generation!
Feminism, like all social movements, has a long history of self-identification with the group through clothing – right from its beginnings with the suffragists’ homemade sashes to the DIY ethos of the Riot Grrrls of the nineties. Now our desire to display our political allegiances on our bodies has been taken over by fashion retailers. … More Money For Nothing: Do ‘Feminist’ Companies Just Want Your Money?
It is hard to think that it was this time a week ago that I, sitting in the kitchen of my mobile home, was solemnly writing my letter of resignation, interchanging between sobbing, lamenting and allowing my empathic, wide-eyed roommate to feed me sips of gazpacho out of a small drinking glass. But, I suppose … More A Eulogy to my Summer Job in the South of France.