Using Paper 53 for Illustrations

I have been using Paper 53 now for my illustrations for a couple of years now. I find that although I love the natural look of pen-to-paper calligraphy styles that are then digitalized, Paper 53 gives me a smooth edge to my pen stroke that corrects my handwriting's natural kinks and broken chain links between letters, and my illustrations simply LOOK better than they used to on paper.

America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930’s

Ever wondered if there ever was a time before politics rules the lives of everyone and social media wasn't even around? Welcome to America in the 1930's, shown through the exhibition of selected artworks at the Burlington House.

Quiz: Are you a Real Instagram Addict?

With more and more celebrities coming off Instagram (Justin Bieber, Iggy Azelea, Selena Gomez etc.), it is time to question whether everyone’s go-to platform for avocado toast breakfast flatlay’s and ootd hashtags is really worth staying on.

The Courier: ‘The Ugly Face of our Asos Obsession’

Mass clothing production in fashion has been a problem for the industry ever since massive online stores like Asos and Missguided grabbed our hearts and purses with their enormous clothing range, next day delivery and relatively low prices.

Christmas Gift Guide: Top 4 Fashion Books

Fashion books are one of the best ways to browse through an overview of a particular category or style, and it is through them that I have learnt the majority of what I know about the fashion industry, whether it is technical terminology found in the DK fashion history tome 'Fashion' or the inspiration I have had because of 'Nostalgia in Vogue'. I wanted to compile a list of four essential fashion books that remain timeless and offer a view of fashion from a different perspective.

The Courier: The Lyricality of the Polish Language 

‘ W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie i Szczebrzeszyn z tego słynie’- Or an introduction into the Polish language, originally written for the Courier's culture section, and now revised and edited for Stylion.

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Autumn Equinox and Hygge

Most people now in this fast-paced world are in pursuit of trying to find the most natural, productive and unadulterated way to be human, aiming to cut out stress from their lives. Whether that would be through decluttering the house of superfluous junk, or clearing out your the mind through focused mediation, de-stressing and finding the 'real' seems to be a focus for many people nowadays.

The Girl on the Train Review

This was a review of 'The Girl on the Train' by Paula Hawkins that I did for the Courier in the last academic year. As the trailer for the film version of this critically acclaimed book is currently going viral online, here is a review of the 'book of 2015' that is coming to cinemas this October. … Continue reading The Girl on the Train Review