A Nervous Weakness— The Feminist Outlet of Gothic Literature.

“Most men’s eyes, when you look at them critically, are not like that. They may look at you very expressively, but when you look at them, just as features, they are not very nice.” A woman rips down a stripe of hideous wallpaper. Her husband looks on helplessly before falling into a dead faint. His...

Cage Dancing 101: How To Wake Up Your Inner Vixen Without Flashing Anyone

Cage dancing, a pretty unheard of concept in everyday life, but I am here to guide you through the nu-metal erotic underworld world that I have been hanging out in for the last few months, and to pass on some magical life wisdom I have gained by pretending to be a Goth Britney spears. Cage dancing is...

Women In Menswear: Michiko Koshino

Michiko Koshino has been a veteran of the menswear industry since moving to the UK in the 1980s. Along with the new wave of Japanese designers that have forever changed the London fashion scene, Michiko has offered up a new vision for menswear — one that is characterised by experimental silhouettes and a unique streetwear...

On Subjectivity & What We Call Bipolar

There is no contesting the very real ways that Moods have molded me. Mania has marked my life with heightened creativity, incredible sensitivity, and boundless energy; the madness that follows has brought broken hearts, financial worries, totaled cars, and disordered eating. It has, oh so often, been the gates to depression which pulls me out...

Hermaphroditus & Salmacis

The origins of the word androgynous can be traced back to a myth in Aristophanes speech in Plato’s Symposium; that people used to be spherical creatures, with two bodies attached back to back. There were three sexes: male people were from the sun, female people from the earth, and androgynous people who came from the...

Is the ‘Anti-Fashion Movement’ Just Another Trend?

Chanel not only invented ingenious ways of making women look twenty years younger, but she also contrived brilliant inventions for making them look expensively poor. – Cecil Beaton The Life of Pablo concert started and the migrant chic fashion show started and they were both wonderful. – Anna Wintour’s much-criticised description of the Adidas Yeezy season...

Women In Menswear: Katie Eary

In conversation with Katie Eary, it is easy to see that she is just as, if not more, audacious than her riotous collections. Characterised by an unabashed charisma and a snappy wit, Katie Eary ushers in a new kind of menswear — one that is reinvented through a cheeky mix of bold prints and the...

Science Fiction Is For White People

The concept of science fiction was built for white people; it took off near the start of the Industrial Revolution and age of Enlightenment in Europe. Scifi is then a very Eurocentric box, though The Arabian Nights and other folklore may contain elements of scifi. Scifi is an expansion, along with technology, in the human...

Building A Skincare Routine On A Budget

Skincare-ing errs towards the “proper adult” end of the beauty spectrum. By which I mean, kind of boring, fundamentally rooted in delayed gratification, and, most importantly, bloody expensive. The inevitable transition from wipes ‘n’ body lotion to a full, protecting, illuminating, nice-skin-maximising routine can be an overwhelming process. But it need not be so. There...

Nomi & Martine

Singer-songwriter Nomi Ruiz, was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY on a heavy dose of Hip Hop, Freestyle, Pop and House Music .  As a child, she began composing songs around Hip-Hop heavy street samples. Her velvety vocals, personal lyrical content and dark melody lines found refuge in these raw arrangements, creating a unique brand...

PARIS, ESSEX, TEXAS

PARIS, ESSEX, TEXAS is a satirical expression loosely based on the Film “Paris, Texas” and follows “Candy Sue” and her lover “Jae” through their first initial love to a more damaging unrequited love. I have portrayed these images to try and seem like their movie stills and have sequenced the images in reverse order to...

Face Off

A spooky edition of her monthly comic, Ona Greenberg has discovered the scariest costume of all – shitty dudes. Comic: Ona Greenberg