Caitlin Moran is a wonderful feminist writer best known for her columns in The Times as well as her books How To Be a Woman and How To Build a Girl. (How To Be A Woman actually made it onto my Top 10 Books That Everyone Should Read list). I love Moran’s writing and there are two letters of hers in particular that really moved me (thanks go to my friend Liv of The London Ladybird for making me aware… View Post

My pale skin didn’t only annoy me when it came to summertime and I had to lurk in the shadows with factor 50 on for fear of being a burnt red crisp but also because it would always give the game away if I blushed.  Which used to happen. A lot. If a teacher asked me a question in class. If I accidentally did something wrong. When I was in an unfamiliar environment. If a ‘popular girl’ or – god… View Post

I ended up in London via the Midlands (growing up), the South West (Uni) and the North (first grad job) and so I have seen -and participated in – my fair share of regional fashion tribes. What always struck me is the huge difference in north vs. south fashion, especially the ‘glam up’ attitude of the North compared to the ‘dress down’ vibes of the South. When I lived in Manchester, not only did people dress up at night but… View Post

Don’t worry, I’m not about to go into the whole Brexit debate here (mostly because I still don’t feel as if I know enough about the implications but also because it feels as if we are bombarded by it at the moment). No, I’m talking about the social skills us Brits can learn from the rest of Europe, the healthy attitudes and behaviours that seems to come naturally to our European counterparts but aren’t absorbed by our stiff-upper-lipped nation. Don’t… View Post

I had one of the best nights of the year recently. And it was one that I was almost going to say no to. It was a Friday and I had been invited to several different drinks after work (I’m not always this popular FYI). Though I was looking forward to seeing everyone, I was not looking forward to spending my night travelling across London to get to them all. It was the final invitation that I was almost tempted to… View Post

Call me nosey but I am always interested in hearing about other people’s jobs, especially those in the creative industries. So I thought it made sense to run a series of creative work-related interviews on the blog, to help inspire and educate anyone who might be thinking of doing something similar (or who, like me, might be just plain nosey). First up is a friend of mine from bareMinerals who is now rocking it at ASOS. So without further ado,… View Post