Has Social Media Made Us Flaky?

Facebook has 1.1 billion users, Twitter more than 200 million active tweeters, and 225 million people use Linkedin to tell everyone else about how great they are (yes, I am one of those people). Yet amongst this hive of online activity, people are being ignored. 71% of the 340 million …

A Letter to Other-Mothers

Mothers’ Day can be hard, especially for those whose mothers aren’t around. But we all have many other-mothers: women who have shaped us and looked after us in that maternal way. Here I write to mine. To my first other-mother, my nanny from aged 1-3 You exist in my mind as …

A Diary of our Average Insecurities

If we heighten our self-awareness long enough to notice, days can be guided by an undercurrent of different voices. These are voices, barely audible, whose volume is disproportionate to their strength and ability to influence behaviour. I’m talking about everyday insecurities – not the big shouty ones that we lose …

Date Night Fashion

And a Happy Valentine’s Day to you, dott reader. Our personal gift is Valentine’s fashion advice from Olivia Hughes – whether you’ve got a hot date with the boy of your dreams…or a hot date with the girls. So. Love is in the air…(or not in my case). Love it or …

To do, or not to do – that is the question

 To-do lists: we love them, we hate them, we write them, we never finish them. Bonnie explores the beauty and terror of these little pieces of paper/their digital equivalent. Two years out of university and I’ve lived in three different cities, I’m on my second ‘proper’ (office) job, fifth flat, …

Sunday, then Monday – styling, then Calais

We read about refugees in the newspaper, and it is so hard to compute their lives with our own. This is something Cat Bramley had to face head on whilst volunteering in The Jungle, Calais – the day after styling a fashion shoot in London. Last month I had the …

A Swedish Winter Affair

It’s January, and it’s finally got cold. Olivia Hughes is here to help you update your look for these freezing temperatures. As the weather finally gets colder, I’m saying ZARA ZARA ZARA. Hallelujah, the founders Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera are geniuses. I salute you both! Zara is my main …

A New Year in Fashion

New Year, new you and all that. Fashion blogger Olivia Hughes gives her top tips to transform your wardrobe in 2016. Check out her Instagram for more inspiration. Firstly…HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let’s make sure we drink lots, party lots and dress well (obviously). For me, 2016 is going to be …

A Confession from Someone Who Did a Slightly Good Deed

We have always been told to fear strangers. But how is this fear actually limiting us? Co-editor, Vicky Noble, explores how ‘stranger danger’ prevents community-building. The other day, I did quite a kind thing. I was on quite a busy bus, and standing near a heavily pregnant woman. Those in …

Why Can’t We Change People’s Mind?

 So many campaigns – political, charitable, advertising – seek to bring awareness to a topic? So why do the majority of them preach to the choir? Before you continue reading, watch this video. It’ll only take a couple of minutes. Love Has No Labels How are you feeling now? What …

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