Ho but make it fashion: Fashion’s love affair with fetish

Fashion’s love affair with fetish isn’t anything new. In fact, it’s almost as predictable as florals for spring and muted tones for Autumn. Any time fashion explores prim and proper it needs to swing back round to something with a…

Putting an end to period poverty. Period.

Last time I checked you can’t opt out of your period.  I mean it’s not like you lie there at night with a selection of fine cheeses and the good wine (the one that wasn’t in the £5 deal and…

New Years Resolutions I actually want to keep

Is there anything more tired than the idea of new year/new me? As if there is something so fundamentally wrong with you already. Honestly it’s like picking at a scab of all the things you hate about yourself. Lose weight,…

Getting laser eye surgery with Optical Express: Post-Surgery

I had my laser eye surgery over 6 months ago and I still catch myself going to remove my contacts. Or push my glasses up my face. It’s hard to break a habit of a life time and you think…

Getting Laser Eye Surgery with Optical Express: Surgery Day

I thought I’d be more nervous. I was going to have laser eye surgery.  I’d read up in meticulous detail about it. I went in to meet my surgeon with pages worth of questions.  I’d even managed to have a…

Me Too

Originally posted for Fashion Fix Daily 16th October 2017 Over the last 24 hours my social media feeds have been awash with the same two words. Me too. Posted and shared across social media by women who have been harassed…

Getting laser eye surgery with Optical Express: An Introduction

I was 5 when I first found out I needed glasses. I did not take it well. I already had a shock of white hair and treaded that line between way too loud and way too quiet and anything that…

Spotlight Emily Wylde: Pastel graves & carols for the dead

Dia de los muertos or Day of the Dead has seeped in to the pop culture consciousness with sugar skull imagery and make-up tutorials 10 a penny.  And while pop culture certainly had its own influence on the traditional Mexican…

Dia de los muertos or Day of the Dead has seeped in to the pop culture consciousness with sugar skull imagery and make-up tutorials 10 a penny.  And while pop culture certainly had its own influence on the traditional Mexican holiday (we can thank James Bond’s Spectre for the large parades less than a decade old)  - Dia de los Muertos is far from calaveras (skulls) and pageantry. When Scottish photographer Emily Wylde was invited over by Bran Symondsom she couldn’t have quite expected how much of a culture shock it would be.  A year later, she’s set to preview her first solo exhibition “Dia De Los Muertos” showcasing an array of intimate and often surreal snapshots from her time in Mexico.

Spotlight: Illustrator Rosalind Shrinivas

It’s that little voice in your head that presses and prods. Sometimes it’s a little niggle, an itch that can’t fully be scratched. Sometimes it’s a near constant ache that refuses to be ignored. It’s the same voice that whispers…

It’s that little voice in your head that presses and prods. Sometimes it’s a little niggle, an itch that can’t fully be scratched. Sometimes it’s a near constant ache that refuses to be ignored. It’s the same voice that whispers – you can’t. That you’re too emotional. Too childish. Too lost. Too intense. Quite simply, too much. Artist and girl boss extraordinaire Rosalind Shrinivas though subverts this – leaning in, scratching the itch through distinctive and intimate illustrations that can be in their simplest form be described as an exercise in self-portraits and finding your voice.