Cat Person: Starting a Conversation


  Like a great many people in the world I eagerly devoured Cat Person, a short story written by Kristen Roupenian and published in The New Yorker on December 11. This powerful piece of fiction, which had me hooked from the first line, has set the internet ablaze in a way fiction rarely does, receiving praise, backlash and backlash to that backlash. Divisive as it has been, Cat Person has ignited a conversation about sex, gender, power and consent. The short story focuses on two characters: Margot, a twenty year old university student and Robert, an older man Margot meets at the artsy cinema where she works.… Continue Reading

The Killing Moon


‘In starlit nights I saw you So cruelly you kissed me Your lips a magic world Your sky all hung with jewels.’ – ‘The Killing Moon’, Echo and the Bunnymen                                 Credits Designer, concept and styling:  Vicky Kidd-Gallichan for Rockstars and Royalty @rockstarsandroyalty Photographer: Garry Chiu for G C Photography  @gcphotographyau Make up: Marie Donnell for Mys Design Makeup  @mysdesignhair Hair: Jeanice Branch for Guerilla Hair  @guerillahair Models: Joshua Sutevski  @fauxnetx Dimitra Lyras  @_babydoll_xo Tanisha Chinanai-Hill  @chiap0d Sarah Mackey  @sarahthepalepinup  

Fashion and Gender Flexibility


  “A woman shall not wear man’s clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman’s clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God” (Deuteronomy 22:5)   The Bible is pretty unambiguous when it comes to delineating how men and women should dress – men should dress like men; women should dress like women. The fashion world, however, is increasingly encouraging the opposite. Particularly in avant-garde and haute couture spheres are designers playful and subversive in their understanding of “gender.” They query norms of masculinity and femininity as they undercut and parody expectations about… Continue Reading

Fashion and Gender Flexibility


“A woman shall not wear man’s clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman’s clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God” (Deuteronomy 22:5)   The Bible is pretty unambiguous when it comes to delineating how men and women should dress – men should dress like men; women should dress like women. The fashion world, however, is increasingly encouraging the opposite. Particularly in avant-garde and haute couture spheres are designers playful and subversive in their understanding of “gender.” They query norms of masculinity and femininity as they undercut and parody expectations about how… Continue Reading