Charlotte

Breaking News and Breaking into the Box

The creative and entertainment industries are harder than ever to break into, and TV is one of the most oversubscribed, painfully competitive careers out there. Last week I caught up with Granada Board Director, veteran Reporter and Investigator, and pro presenter, Rob McLoughlin, to get the inside scoop on hacking in and fighting your way to the top in TV.

Fighting Mental Illness with New Scent-Infused Fashion

Pretty soon, a new type of mood-enhancing clothing could be making us all feel better. Dr Jenny Tillotson of UAL and Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, is currently pioneering in this field of potentially groundbreaking wearable tech.

Miniature Figures

Skinprisonment

Illustration by Salavat Fidai

We are constantly reminded of the importance of our body’s largest, and most difficult to hide organ. The cosmetic industry is predicted to reach $265 billion by 2017, because each day we are reminded by toxic ad campaigns to “love the skin we’re in”, by using the very products they are pushing in our faces.

Cosmetic Surgery Kingdom

The Lobster film review

The Lobster review

In Yorgos Lanthimos’ perverted masterpiece, The Lobster, the animal and the human blend inseparably. In this disorientating world, we are invited to believe, and oddly we do find ourselves believing, that anyone who fails to find a mate within a set period of time will be turned into an animal of their choosing.

Picking at OCD in The Yellow Wallpaper

When I first read it as a student, Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s classic short story The Yellow Wallpaper resonated with me. I put it down to my penchant for gothic literature and my interest in feminist theory. Then my focus was on literary criticism, so I never explored my personal response to the text.

Milo Travers India Series

Beanbag morphology by Helen Hamilton

Beanbag Body Morphology

Part of the whole by Cynthia Wong

The S(k)in we live in

Unpicking the Yellow Wallpaper

David Bowie – Lady Gaga 40 years on?

Bowie, perhaps slightly more pretentiously, declared himself “really in control of the image, as a painter is, for instance,” influenced by “things like the kabuki theater in Japan and German expressionist movies and poetry by Baudelaire…everything from Presley to Edith Piaf went into this mix of this hybridizing, this pluralism about what, in fact, rock music was and could become.”

Live exhibition Athirst for Berlin Fashion Film Festival

Collar Swimwear has teamed up with photographer Julia Prohorenkova to create Athirst, a live exhibition at the Berlin Fashion Film Festival this June.

Competition Shortlist

See the list of candidates shortlisted for our £1000 prize.