A Close Shave

~ WAXING LYICAL ABOUT FEMALE ON-SCREEN BODY HAIR ~ When disaster strikes in a Hollywood story, what does a fierce, female protagonist require in order to survive? Water, food, shelter, transport…and a waxing kit? On-screen female-identifying heroines always seem to find the time, and resources, to remove their body hair while also trying not to…

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Please, Wear A Mask

~ THE MASK DEBATE ~ Melbourne is in the midst of its second lockdown and, this time, masks are being enforced. As already witnessed in countries such as the US, this has been met with polarising opinions. To be clear, I am pro-mask but I get it: wearing a mask kind-of sucks. They act to…

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Inconceivable

~ MOTHERHOOD IN MODERNITY ~ Until recently, my social media feeds cascaded with snapshots of drunken weekends. Now, they’re filled with milk-drunk babies. It feels as if parenthood suddenly engulfed everyone I know. Although a common life-milestone, I only seem willing to observe motherhood as a circumspect bystander. I’ve never wanted children. Which is strange,…

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Glamorama 2020?

~ MY OPINIONS ON BRET EASTON ELLIS’ OPINIONS ~ In his recent op-ed for Vogue Italia, Glamorama 2020, Bret Easton Ellis reminisces about the nineties fashion world. For him, it was a time when the supermodel reigned supreme; a time when access into their glamorous world was so exclusive ‘regular’ folk could only peer in…

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The Evolution of Animal Print

~ A LESS THAN SPOTLESS TRACK RECORD ~ The last decade has seen animal print resurge from near extinction to claim a lion’s share of the fashion kingdom. Our concrete jungles are teaming with python prints, zebra stripes and the leopard’s rosette. The twenty-first century has seen almost every major fashion institution emulate something from…

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Grease 2 Empowers its Female Characters

~ A GIF-HEAVY EXPLORATION OF FEMINISM, & FASHION, IN GREASE 2 ~ Many of you will not be acquainted with one of my all-time favourite films: a little sequel by the name of Grease 2. Despite flopping spectacularly at the box office, and being scoffed at by critics worldwide, there is actually so much to love about…

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