‘Is that Supreme?’ Are football shirts being taken a step too far?

The football shirt has become a designer’s playground and the 2020/21 kit release has been no exception. From ombre sunsets to cobalt paisleys, this season’s drop has cemented the football shirt as much more than a piece of sportswear, but rather a fashion staple. Over the last few seasons, the kit release campaigns have partaken…

Why does the world hate teenage girls?

There are stereotypes and judgments made about every age group, but perhaps none more criticised than teenage girls. Labelled as hormonal, hysterical and obsessive, teenage girls are often hated purely for having a passion, but what have they done so wrong? Teenage girls are the backbone of many fandoms. These are fans who spend a…

Triggered on Depop

Hidden amongst the vintage gems there’s a lot of harmful content on Depop – but who’s really responsible? My relationship with fashion can be summed up with these two facts: 1) I only buy second-hand, and 2) while I adore clothes, I really, really hate the physical act of shopping. There is no joy to…

The Ammonite backlash: Queer narratives in film finally given centre stage

A trailer was recently released for the film Ammonite, a biopic of famed palaeontologist Mary Anning, starring Kate Winslet as the lead role. Written and directed by Francis Lee, who previously penned the 2016 queer drama God’s Own Country, it is both a critical and financial hit that is very worth seeing.  The trailer for…

Titanium Titties: What you need to know about nipple piercings

Love them, hate them or secretly want them – nipple piercings are taking the world by storm and following #freethenipple, who wouldn’t want nips that are adorned with jewellery?  I’m a recent convert to the pierced nipple trend. I have always loved how they looked but the idea of someone pushing a needle through my…

Short story | Dog by Samuel Pollak

I am having a nightmare about a dog. At least I think he is a dog, though I am not quite sure. He is a big dog. Maybe too big to be a dog, maybe a wolf, maybe two. But he is bigger than me, and I know that because he is on top of…

Pandemic puppies: why lockdown wasn’t the best time to get a dog

By Olivia Jones The sale of puppies has sky-rocketed during the COVID-19 lockdown period, with a 168% increase in searches on the Kennel Club’s ‘Find a puppy’ tool. Whilst it is heart-warming to see thousands of dogs being taken into loving homes, now that we are returning to work, we must consider the impacts on the…