By Catherine Taylor On 1 January, Netflix debuted Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, a reality show based on her bestselling self-help book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organising. The programme follows Kondo as she helps families whose houses have fallen victim to clutter reinvigorate their living spaces, emphasising … [Read more...] about Marie Kondo and me: the life-changing magic of detoxing your wardrobe
Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch: the advent of interactive television or Netflix’s secret weapon?
By Catherine Taylor Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror returned to Netflix on 28 December with Bandersnatch, an interactive ‘choose your own adventure’ episode with multiple endings. The landmark sequence doubles as both a feature film and a video game, giving viewers the opportunity to make decisions which ultimately influence the outcome. Set in 1984, no doubt an ode to George … [Read more...] about Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch: the advent of interactive television or Netflix’s secret weapon?
Fashion’s most iconic moments of 2018
By Catherine Taylor The Met Gala Arguably the most important date in fashion’s calendar, 2018’s Met Gala saw celebrities embrace religious tradition through a high fashion lens. Themed ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,’ the event saw co - chair Rihanna arrive in a diamond - encrusted papal hat, while Zendaya transformed into the 21st century … [Read more...] about Fashion’s most iconic moments of 2018
Winter trend spotlight: brighter, bolder, bougier
By Catherine Taylor It’s the most fabulous time of the year! That’s right ladies, Christmas is coming and given the sequins, tassels and furs gracing the catwalks, it’s sure to be a glamorous affair. Seasonal fashion, an ever - evolving entity, is just full of surprises for winter 2018. Gone are the traditional Christmas colour palettes of old, consisting mostly of reds, … [Read more...] about Winter trend spotlight: brighter, bolder, bougier
Styled by the Show: Riverdale
By Catherine Taylor When the CW’s Riverdale first graced our Netflix recommendations in 2017, the show presented itself as a kooky alternative to the standard teen mystery - dramas that preceded it (we’re looking at you, Pretty Little Liars). Now in its third season, this melodramatic, sometimes cringe - inducing, ever - entertaining teen soap continues to shock viewers, and … [Read more...] about Styled by the Show: Riverdale