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Opting out of Mother’s Day

It started with Bloom and Wild. Then Superdrug. And Marks and Spencer.  This year more brands are choosing to offer an opt-out option for any Mother’s Day marketing.  And frankly? Thank fuck for that.  While targetted advertising and emails go…


Barbie can be anything but

Barbie can be anything except perhaps a feminist. This year Mattel are celebrating 60 years of Barbie and yet we’re still asking if she is and still should be a role model. Barbie has always courted controversy – famously being…


What about body neutrality?

“Would you fuck me?  I wouldn’t fuck me.” I was having a big time case of the sads and throwing myself one hell of a pity party. Population: this guy.  And while my friend assured me that she indeed “would…


The Divisive Legacy of Karl Lagerfeld

Upon the news of “Kaiser” Karl Lagerfeld’s death earlier this week social media seemed to be split between mourning a fashion icon to damning a man who has been called racist, sexist and fat-phobic.  All your faves are problematic and…


Isolated Heroes Valentine’s Collaboration

  The best taste is bad taste – or at the very least, the most fun. Valentine’s follows hot on the heels of Christmas when it comes to gauche colour clashing and commercialisation of kitsch. Valentine’s whether it’s cut out…


Why Not Me

I’m not quite sure if it came from a sense of my own self-entitlement (most definitely) or a disillusionment cum desperation with my own situation (also very much that) but jealousy for me always manifested in the same way. Less…


Glasgow indie design takes over the high street

There was Decourcy’s and there was Che Camille until there wasn’t.  A bulk of Glasgow’s indie retailers moved online or would pop up at the occasional market stall.  Instagram and influencers may shed some light on some really incredible indie…


On the hunt for the perfect nights sleep with Leesa Mattress

I’m a notoriously bad sleeper.  I  find it hard to settle, harder yet to stay asleep and am a known tosser/turner/wriggler/duvet hog.  I have tried everything from white noise (personal favourite is storm noises if you’re interested) to limiting screen…


What to Eat in Austin

When you visit Austin there are a few things you need to check off your food bucket list.  But what to eat in Austin when it’s the self-proclaimed food truck capital of the world?  A trip to Amy’s is a…


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