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Christmas Gift Guide: Top 4 Fashion Books

This was my article for 'The Courier' in the 1340 issue, and it has been edited and extended for my readers. 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 … Continue reading Christmas Gift Guide: Top 4 Fashion Books

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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.  Coming from Poland to the UK at the tender age of five was a culture shock, and I have since become accustomed … Continue reading The Lyricality of the Polish Language 

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Autumn Equinox and Hygge

'The Life-changing Magic of Tidying' by Marie Kondo brought in the Japanese aesthetic of not holding on to things you didn't feel joy for. Her book revolutionized that having less clutter creates a more balanced and easier life, much like the ideas of Zen living brought to the West some hundred years previously. The adaptation … Continue reading Autumn Equinox and Hygge

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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

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Museum Reviews: The V&A

As the forerunner in fashion advancement in Britain, the V&A is the London Victorian-red-brick institution that brings fashion admirers from all over the country (and beyond) to view its exhibitions. Set up in 1852 during the heights of Queen Victoria's reign following the enormous success of the Great Exhibition the previous year, it was meant to showcase British design … Continue reading Museum Reviews: The V&A

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For & Against: Sketching in Museums

In response to the Guardian article published online about the V&A ban on sketching in its temporary exhibitions, here are some thoughts from an Art student arguing both sides.This article was published in The Courier this year as part of my work for the Culture section. For: Every single arts student and schoolchild will remember that going … Continue reading For & Against: Sketching in Museums

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How are Fashion and Technology Collaborating?

Technology and fashion have inevitably come together over the last couple of years. As the world of electronics grew more and more focused, certain target groups were outlined- first Apple came out with two versions of the iPhone- the colourful jelly case ‘for the masses’ and the first ‘S’ model, perfectly fitted into a gold, … Continue reading How are Fashion and Technology Collaborating?

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The Luminaries Book Review

Unfortunately I had not read any of the previous works by Eleanor Catton, and purchased the book on a whim (not in half directed by the gloriously inky-blue cover), hoping for a book that would transport me away from the mundane act of studying. The Luminaries is foremost a complex web of human relationships and … Continue reading The Luminaries Book Review