Friday, October 22, 2021

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....

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...

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 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....

RICKY GERVAIS On humanity and why opinion trumps fact in a post truth era

Is social media turning us into a big bunch of uniformed, easily offended, pack mentality thicks? Probably. Unapologetic rabble-rouser Ricky Gervais certainly thinks Twitter...

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...

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...

SELF LOVE It’s the most trust worthy of them all

Valentine’s Day: A reminder of just how unloved/unlovable you are? A Hallmark charade to coerce you into rosemantic submission? A sign of how useless...

FIGHTING FIT The challenge of keeping girls in sport

The amount of young girls dropping out of sports activities like football, rugby and athletics is increasing year by year, by the age of...

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...