Monday, May 20, 2019

CHRISTINA AGUILERA How wearing no makeup has become a political statement

Is it ever a good thing to be described as ‘unrecognisable’ without your makeup on? This week that’s how pop star Christina Aguilera has...

ESCHEWING CONSUMERISM? Why it’s near impossible with Instagram Ads profiling

Honestly! I don’t want to be a fashion idiot, slavishly following trends and consuming fast fashion without so much of a whisper as to...

NEW FEMINISM Enough of the women supporting women baloney!

Listen, I’m all for equality but there are some elements to this new wave of feminism that I can only say #notmetoo. That whole...

WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN? From Jameela Jamil’s Kardashians rant to Coleen and Kim’s Loose Women...

Now where were we…oh yes…women doing a shabby job at supporting…wait for it…other women. Oh dear. Those naughty ladies have been misbehaving this week....

CHRISTIAN DIOR 70 YEARS ON Aisling O’Loughlin looks back

It was the Irish born editor of the US edition of Harper’s Bazaar, Carmel Snow, who coined the phrase the New Look that trumpeted...

GENDER QUOTAS Tokenism or necessary for real change?

Controversial among men and women alike, the very mention of quotas can stir up strong arguments about preventing a meritocracy and patronising women who...

REVOLUTION! We want equal pay!

To mark Equal Pay Day, designer and campaigner Sonya Lennon has launched a month long campaign to draw attention to the 14.4% pay difference...

THE ART OF THE BACKHANDED COMPLIMENT The encouragement you do not need

'You’re not half as fat as you look on the telly,’ used to be my favourite backhanded compliment when I worked on the box....

THE TROUBLE WITH WEDDINGS Expect drama even if you are perfect

Weddings. Who’d have one one? With the best of intentions and the fullest of hearts, they are always, ALWAYS, contentious. If you think yours...

THE BEAUTY MYTH Selena Gomez’ hits back after bikini body scrutiny

We talk about sexism but aren’t women the worst offenders when it comes to breaking ourselves up into body parts to be judged and...