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  • 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.

    Isolated Heroes: A Smorgasbord of Sparkles

    Isolated Heroes is easily one of Scotland’s indie darling success stories and with their high fantasy and fun approach to fashion it’s not difficult to see why.  Never one to be held down by such arbitrary constructs or guidelines like…

    Isolated Heroes is easily one of Scotland's indie darling success stories and with their high fantasy and fun approach to fashion it's not difficult to see why.  Never one to be held down by such arbitrary constructs or guidelines like size, gender or indeed seasons, Isolated Heroes latest drop features a proverbial smorgasbord of sparkles, power-mesh and pastel leather.

    Costume to couture: Behind Scottish Opera’s La Traviata

    I didn’t expect there to be as much cleavage. I mean, okay, La Traviata is a sexy opera. It’s practically Moulin Rouge. It’s the opera that made Julia Robert cry in Pretty Woman. The lead? Is a courtesan. In Paris.…

    I didn't expect there to be as much cleavage. I mean, okay, La Traviata is a sexy opera. It's practically Moulin Rouge. It's the opera that made Julia Robert cry in Pretty Woman. The lead? Is a courtesan. In Paris. Of course it's a sexy opera. But I didn't expect there to be as much cleavage. Or as much bustle. Fashion it turns out it even more circular than I thought. And the late 1800s loved a bitta bustle.

    The problematic legacy of Hugh Hefner

    Few people can lay claim to a cultural legacy as prominent and divisive as the late media mogul Hugh Hefner. In fact social media is split between celebrating the life of one of publishings indisputable powerhouses; championing his contributions towards…

    The infantalisation of beauty: Is our love of unicorns doing more harm …

    Guys, I think we might have a unicorn problem. Well, not so much a unicorn problem than a full blown mythical creature obsession. From mermaids to unicorns, high fantasy has become a cultural touchstone in beauty. Far from a flash…

    Vagina highlighter is a thing

    It feels like women of the internet are having a collective aneurysm following the launch of the now viral vaginal highlighter.  Never before has there quite been a product that really raises more questions than it answers. The first being,…

    Bee Waits Travels: Eat Japan

    I’m convinced it’s nigh impossible to have a bad meal in Japan. And while I may be looking back on my time there with some heavily rose-tinted glasses, the food there is the one thing I remember pretty clearly. Somethings…

    Managing and maintaining bright coloured hair

    “Your hair’s so bright! How do you keep it so…..yellow?” It’s a question I’m asked on a near weekly basis, and while the shorthand answer is awkward laughter followed by “Oh I barely wash it” (half true) the truth of…

    Why the Madonna/Whore is Bullshit

    Growing up, there’s always that one guy at the party. We’ve all heard him. He sits there and just proclaims how much he just fucking loves eating pussy. Well, first of all – good for you I guess? Second –…


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