The Solution vs The Tonic: Ingredient showdown

Earlier this week, the much beloved (and marketing genius) beauty brand, Glossier, dropped a new product: a toner. The toner (ominously called ‘Solution’) looks great and the marketing surrounding it is pretty appealing too.… Read More The Solution vs The Tonic: Ingredient showdown

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AirSpace en Mode: a stylistic indicator of gentrification and the dominance of Silicon ways of working

Working in East London means I have a front page pass to the mecca of hipsterdom. The markers are all there- the rampant gentrification, the coffee shops that all reek of faux industrialism and endless efforts to be ‘unique’ while being all the same, and the weird independent shops that seem to only sell five… Read More AirSpace en Mode: a stylistic indicator of gentrification and the dominance of Silicon ways of working

Guilty until proven innocent- Objectivity and seeking ‘the truth’ in American Vandal

American Vandal is a relatively straight forward pitch: a satirical take on true crime documentaries following a high school senior who is suspended and facing jail time for spray painting 27 dicks onto teachers’ cars and a sophomore/wannabe-documentarian who wants to undercover the truth of who actually did it. Aside from being genuinely funny, the… Read More Guilty until proven innocent- Objectivity and seeking ‘the truth’ in American Vandal

Bringing the bang back to the blonde- Atomic Blonde and the Hitchcock blonde

Instead of being attacked or sent to the sidelines, the iconic cinematic icy blonde takes centre stage with Charlize Theron’s latest role in Atomic Blonde. In the film, the actress plays Lorraine, an M15 agent sent to Berlin pre-wall-fall to recover a vital document. It’s bloody, it’s brutal, and it’s sole focus is the cool… Read More Bringing the bang back to the blonde- Atomic Blonde and the Hitchcock blonde