All posts tagged self-expression

Is Makeup Feminist? An Honest Reconsideration

A few months ago, I wrote an article about makeup and feminism. It has been by far my most controversial piece, and I maintain my position that makeup can be […]

Is Makeup Feminist?

Makeup is one of the most controversial concepts in modern feminism. Cosmetics themselves have been used for thousands of years – the Old Testament recounts Jezebel (a wife of a […]

Appropriation or Appreciation? Cultural Sensitivity in Fashion

With festival season already being in full swing and Kim Kardashian hitting the headlines once again for adopting her controversial braided hairstyle, now is the perfect time to talk about […]

Writing: Paradise or Imprisonment?

Writing is a privilege that most people in the developed world obtain at a young age. This ability arms us with power and agency through expression. We derive this power […]

Balenciaga: The Fashion World’s Hockney

Did Spain produce the fashion world’s Hockney? The V&A hopes to find out for us Now you may think this is quite a big assumption, to think of Cristóbal Balenciaga […]

Selfie to Self-Expression

It’s something we’re all guilty of: the selfie. Admittedly, as I press the button to take the snap I capture a hypocrite who also preaches about the selfie being a […]

Questioning Beauty Standards: The Politics of Afro Hair

The culture of beauty standards within the black community are heavily charged, and therefore require a nuanced approach when looking within the cultural dynamics. Recently, I have noticed a positive […]

FKA Twigs X Nike

2016 saw the rise of gym wear to become an essential to any wardrobe, even if you don’t actually go to the gym. Items such as tracksuit bottoms and over-sized […]