I’m in Paris. I made it. I’m sat on my casting-couch-esque red pleather sofa in my flat in Bastille, exhausted and overwhelmed, my tights still slightly damp from the rainstorm I got caught in from the way home from work. There are already tea mug rings on our white dining table. There’s a fluoresent ‘Dancing … Continue reading The French Year Abroad: Week 1
In less than a week, I’m moving to Paris for a year as part of an obligatory third year abroad for my degree. I’m pretty terrified. I was never homesick going to Uni, used to living in busy cities my whole life, but Paris? Unfriendly, bureaucratic, expensive? The nerves began months ago, sat in a … Continue reading The French Year Abroad: A Before-You-Go Guide
Originally posted on The Indiependent Having aired for a whopping 24 seasons since 2003 with no sign of stopping, the America’s Next Top Model franchise is a force to be reckoned with, being shown in 170 countries worldwide. It taught us how to smize, tooch, spot dreckitude, and supply us for life with Miss J … Continue reading 8 Times ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Aired Worrying American Attitudes
Dodie, full name Dorothy Clark, has released her second EP ‘You’ today after substantial online buzz. Following on from the theme of previous EP ‘Intertwined,’ ‘You’ exhibits Clark’s mature songwriting ability, conglomerating complex and dark issues with her brand of sunny songwriter-pop. Opener ‘In The Middle’ is a catchy, slick, witty song (“about a threesome”, … Continue reading EP Review: ‘You,’ Dodie
Birchbox are a monthly beauty subscription service where you get 5-6 beauty treats a month, ranging from anything from makeup to fragrance to skincare to haircare. Including shipping, it costs £12.95 a month and is cancellable at any time. When I saw that a free, extra gift of a Benefit mascara trio was included as … Continue reading Birchbox Beauty Subscription Box Review – Is It Worth The Money?
Coppola’s latest film, a Southern Gothic where seven women vie for the attention of a handsome injured soldier in the Civil War, fails to pack a punch – with aesthetics being prioritized over a meandering plot that needed a firm hand. Coppola has always had a distinctive style, which I adore (Lost in Translation is … Continue reading Film Review: The Beguiled (2017) dir. Sofia Coppola
A recent visit to Oslo led me to the Ibsen museum, home of and homage to the great playwright who helped pioneer realist theatre in the late 19th-century with works such as Hedda Gabler, Peer Gynt and, most famously, A Doll’s House. How, you say, is he relevant to The Beatles – who utilised a … Continue reading And That Is Why I’m Leaving You: How Henrik Ibsen influenced The Beatles