close up of Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait with necklace

Lessons in Self Creation with Frida Kahlo

The second in the new "3 lessons in personal style" series will be Mexican artist and icon Carmen Magdalena Frida Kahlo y Calderón. Where to begin when discussing Frida Kahlo? Her’s is an image that we know so well. Her trademark dark braided hair decorated with bright flowers, her colourful blouses and long, flowing skirts,…

Keira Knightley as Colette and Denise Gough as Missy standing together in Colette (2018)

Colette, the Original French It-Girl

First in the new "3 lessons in personal style" series, we'll be taking a look at Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (better known simply as ‘Colette’). Keira Knightley’s dazzling performance as the proto-feminist fin-de-siècle author and performer Colette may spell a revived interest in her legendary personal style. In Colette, we see the author’s novels, and particularly the…

Maeve and Otis sit by the indoor pool

Dissecting Sexuality and Gender in Netflix’s Sex Education

Warning: Spoilers So I finished watching Sex Education last night. I was late to the party but made up for it by binging all 8 episodes on Netflix in 2 days. There was a lot to praise about the show. It could have so easily become a simple, trashy lame excuse for soft porn, but…