A personal essay exploring the notion of sexiness in relation to the art of getting dressed, and how sexiness can be linked to power rather than being directly tied to the showing off or accentuating of conventionally attractive bodies.
A mix between a personal essay and a more formal article, which delves into the magic of wearing vintage, inspired by Princess Beatrice's secondhand wedding dress. I look at what wearing vintage feels like, and theorise about what it means to borrow and rework the meanings attached to clothes.
A short, informal piece on rediscovering Francoise Sagan's cult classic 'Bonjour Tristesse' whilst being cooped up during quarantine. I recommend the book as something stylish and tantalising and therefore the perfect escapist read during trying times.
A piece exploring Lana del Rey's Q award for song of the decade for 'Video Games', looking into the iconography and persona she has cultivated.
A review / summary of Tracy Chevalier at the UEA Autumn Literary Festival 2019 in conversation with Andrew Cowan .
A personal essay about my unconventional student lifestyle.
A personal essay for Oxfam Norwich, where I volunteer, running the social media. A look into my changing relationship with buying secondhand.
It is near impossible to declare a favourite in a genre so heterogenous. Does one choose an example of body horror, or celebrate the nostalgia of slasher films? Should we recognise a cult classic, or applaud the slew of modern horror reclaiming some seriousness? I feel inclined to give the vied-for-top-spot to 1963’s ‘The Haunted Palace’, a film that could hardly be called serious or intelligent, but is nevertheless a prime example of thrilling storytelling.
The film is an 87 minute long melo...