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Testament of Youth: Film Review

  As the blood red sea of poppies gradually recedes from the Tower of London, the young spirits of World War 1 will be embodied through a new medium: film. … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

BFI London Film Festival 2014

The Circus That Came To Town Every year when the nights draw in and the leaves turn orange, the BFI London Film Festival rolls into town like an eagerly anticipated … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Life of a Fresher

THUMP. THUMP. THUMP. BOOM. BOOM. It’s a sunny Friday afternoon, and thunderous music is pouring out into the bustling metropolis of East London. The city is buzzing for the night ahead. Most evenings start like this … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Feminists Arise

Feminism (noun): The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. Ever since Emmeline Pankhurst and her clan of suffragettes adopted the ‘Deeds not Words’ … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Love Letter to Cornwall

Dear Cornwall, I have been visiting you ever since I was a new-born baby. As a toddler my chubby toes dug deep into your soft sand. Before that, my Granny … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Zadie Smith: Queen of NW

“I am the sole author of the dictionary that defines me.” So begins Zadie Smith’s novel, NW. Unbeknown to the reader, this statement perfectly encapsulates the entire narrative. It suggests … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Harvest Time

We seem to be on the brink of a glorious Indian Summer – just in time for the back-to-school brigade. While the evenings are drawing in like a rapidly enveloping cloak of darkness, … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Diary of an intern: Vogue

On June 30th 2014 I completed a great ambition of mine. I crossed the threshold from reality into planet fashion and lived to tell the tale. British Vogue – the pinnacle of … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 7 Comments

Girls Under Pressure

This article was originally published on Thursday 14th August (results day) on Alt Magazine It’s that time of the year again: sunshine (and the odd hurricane), farmers harvesting, bees buzzing, … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

It Takes Two

On 5th March 2014 I turned nineteen. This year will be my last as a teen, in which I’ll hopefully bid adieu to raging hormones, spots and mood swings (oh, the sweet … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

French Roadtrip: Week 3

Dordogne to Normandy After a rejuvenating second week, we packed up and headed for the open road. Although it was nice to relax at the villa, I did miss the … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

French Roadtrip: Week 2

Gascony Following the action-packed camping frenzy of week 1, the second week of our French extravaganza was considerably subdued. The reason? Fortunately we had the luxury of staying in a villa; no … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 6 Comments

French Roadtrip: Week 1

Reims to Provence The sprawling landmass that is France was our oyster for three weeks as we embarked upon the annual road-trip. For the Williams family, a holiday doesn’t mean jetting out to … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Pastures New

For me, this September won’t just mark the tail-end of a gorgeously sun-drenched summer. It will mark both a beginning and an end. I will be bidding adieu to the lush green … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Dreamer

An interview with up-and-coming textile designer, Ellie Williams. In a world that is constantly being bombarded with fresh-faced creative talent, each day seems to bring the discovery of the next … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Tank Man

He stands defiantly; feet apart, hands by his side, eyes closed. A peaceful expression pervades his facial features under a mop of ebony hair. Yet what he confronted must have … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Wacky World of Jean Paul Gaultier

Upon entry to the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the Barbican, you soon come face-to-face with the great man himself. The world-renowned fashion designer stands in a corner, clad in his … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bluebell Wood

The spring sunshine was well and truly shining on the Cotswolds as we ventured into the rolling landscape one Sunday afternoon. After meandering along twisting country lanes, passing bright lemon-coloured fields … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Killer Fashion

In three days time it will be the anniversary of one of the 21st Century’s most horrific structural disasters: the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which resulted in the deaths of 1,133 … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Easter Sunshine

As the rain plummets from the grey heavens on Easter Sunday, I reminisce on the wonderfully sunny past couple of weeks – and what better way to celebrate the sun than … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Beginning of Spring

March has suddenly arrived and with it a warmer temperature and beautiful sunshine. After months of grey rain, rain and more rain, it appears Spring has finally sprung. Daffodils are … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Only in England

The photographer Tony Ray-Jones once said that “Photography can be a mirror and reflect life as it is, but I also think it is possible to walk, like Alice, through … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Richard Hamilton: Pop Art Supremo

The Alan Cristea Gallery is a compact, contemporary space down an unassuming street, just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Regent Street. The road is called Cork Street, however … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chanel: The Legend

Upon arrival at the Coco Chanel exhibition in the Gemeente Museum, Den Haag (a city just outside Amsterdam) it’s obvious that this is no ordinary exhibition. It felt as if … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Van Gogh Heaven

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is an unassuming modern concoction of glass and metal. Yet it houses the greatest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world, which is … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

William Klein: The Outsider

William Klein is one of the most eminent photographers of our time. Street photographer, fashion photographer, film-maker and artist – he is one of those creative, talented people who has the ability … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Electric Art at the Stedelijk Museum

From the exterior, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam looks like a giant bathtub. Or maybe a massive blimp.  The shiny white curved edges of the roof could house a giant with … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adventure in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is stereotypically known as the place of prostitutes, Marijuana and canals – a city where almost anything seems to be legal. In Britain it is mostly regarded as a … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lena Dunham: The Real Deal

When the February issue of American Vogue hit the world’s newsstands last week, for once the cover was not what you would expect. Instead of a thin, bony and twig-like … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sherlock Holmes: His Last Vow

I am now officially a Sherlock Holmes convert. After watching my first ever Sherlock series I fully understand why there are so many screaming fans the world over (although I … Continue reading

January 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The 7.39: Review

Episode 1 On paper the BBC’s 7.39 looked like T.V gold. With the fantastic Sheridan Smith as lead actress – whose rise in the acting world has seen her conquer both … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Goodbye Christmas, Hello 2014

As the new year rolls in it’s hard not to get bogged down by misery; the grey sky, the dark mornings and evenings, the never-ending chill of January and the … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Bright Lights of London

The dazzling lights of London seem to attract people from far and wide; like moths fluttering about a light bulb. The capital exudes a certain glamour, a certain style, a … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Photojournalism: Tradition and Originality

For over 60 years, photographs have determined how we view and remember important historical events. Arguably the most defining events of the last century are battles, conflicts and war; the … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

For The Love of Art

This is my entry for the Telegraph Features Cassandra Jardine Memorial Competition. I had to submit a feature article between 1,500 – 2,000 words, so it’s quite long! You could write about anything that … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gerda Taro: She Shall be Remembered

I’m sure most people have heard of Robert Capa. The adventurous, risk-taking photojournalist renowned for his documentation of the D-day landings on Omaha Beach, along with the spectacular image of a … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Disney Princesses: A Fantasy Too Far?

After spending a day lazing on the sofa watching Disney’s The Little Mermaid (yes I am eighteen years old), I have come to realise a couple of significant aspects which I’ve never … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 7 Comments

My (Non)Rebellion

Here is my entry for the 2013 Elle Talent Contest; it’s meant to be entitled ‘my rebellion’, however I wanted to put a slight spin on the subject… Some say … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Autumn in Cornwall

Cornwall is renowned for its wind. The harsh Atlantic sea air seems to constantly bombard the county, giving energy to the powerful surf which attacks the cliffs with a thrilling force. Of course … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Book Review: The Orchard of Lost Souls

Somalian author, Nadifa Mohamed, fled her birthplace of Hargeisa, north-west Somalia in 1986. She and her family escaped falling into the deep abyss which the dictator had pushed her beloved country into; the noose around Somalia’s neck … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Once Upon A Time at Blenheim

Spending a Sunday morning wandering through the grounds of the magnificent Blenheim Palace it’s hard not to be transported into a Jane Austen novel. As the morning mist cleared, the … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dream a little

Originally posted on Ellen Mae Williams:
Love, love, love this photoshoot in the latest British Vogue photographed by Venetia Scott. It has a vintage ‘dream’ like quality.   Georgia May…

September 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Real Women

Originally posted on the CITIZENS of FASHION:
Woman it’s time to learn to love yourself! The purpose of this article is to no longer exist in a year , two,…

September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Summer Memories

September is here. The autumnal chill has returned, children have faced those back to school nerves, Strictly will grace our screens once again and my mum is already searching for blackberries … Continue reading

September 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ship Ahoy!

I have just finished constructing my very own ship. Not a full-scale one but a miniature one. Let me explain… I begin an Art Foundation course in September and the … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cornish Summer

And so to Cornwall where thousands of other British stay-cation holiday-makers descended. We actually spend most of our holiday avoiding the crowds of bucket and spade carriers who literally mob all … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Summer Stroll

Nothing beats a stroll through the English countryside on a warm, sunny day, followed by a cooling dip in a stream…  

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Diary Of An Intern: The Telegraph

22 million people in the U.K read newspapers every day. That figure surely defies all notions that social media and the internet are driving out the good old printed newspaper. Nothing … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Michael Landy’s Saints: Alive and Kicking

Conceptual artist and sculptor, Michael Landy has an obvious penchant for destruction. His previous major exhibitions include, Break Down (Art angel, 2001) in which he obliterated all 7,227 of his … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

The National Students’ Art Exhibition

Every year the Mall Galleries plays host to a unique exhibition showcasing the best of student art. The exhibition – held under the patronage of the Royal Society of British Artists – … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 4 Comments
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