Brands aim to empower people this World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day, which gives people an opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV, takes place on Tuesday 1st December (which also happens to be Giving Tuesday too). With 100,000 people in the UK living with HIV, and 34 million globally, it’s a significant campaign brought to life with a simple red ribbon. At […]

Three reasons why *those* Protein World adverts ruffled my feathers

Earlier this week I cheerfully skipped onto the tube. Not because I was on my way home from work, but because I’d read that Protein World‘s contract with Transport for London had come to an end. In essence, no more sexist ‘Are you beach ready?’ adverts to ruin my commute. Hallelujah! With research claiming that more than 60% of […]

Roses are red, PR is blue. This year brands are saving all their love for you

New research shows that Brits are set to spend £1.9bn on spoiling their loved ones this Valentine’s Day – and the ‘purchase party’ kicks off today. It seems as though my invite has been lost in the post, and it’s not the first time. At least now I’ve got the scientific evidence I’ve been waiting […]

Getting a tattoo? It’ll take an Insta(gram)

2015 is a big year for me. It’s the year I finally stop talking about getting a tattoo and just get inked. Even Santa was sick of me talking about it because a business card for an ink shop was wrapped neatly in my Christmas stocking. Since then I’ve bagged myself a designer and am […]

Black and forth: TV’s ‘flawed’ diversity plans

Just hours after Channel 4 revealed its ‘20% by 2020’ diversity plans, Channel 5‘s Celebrity Big Brother threw out Ex-Coronation Street actor Ken Morley for repeatedly using racist and sexist language. What does this mean? We’ll probably be dancing two steps forward to equality, and one step back, all the way to 2020. Hats off […]

App brings new meaning to phrase ‘you snooze, you lose’

If you didn’t already know, it’s November. Or, as most men will try and convince you, ‘Movember‘. But, either way, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s dark, cold and miserable – three factors that make me want to hug the pillow in the mornings. And I’m not the only one. Chelsea Apps Factory has […]

Women use Twitter to laugh off the Turkish Government’s comments

The Turkish Government sparked a social media trend this week when the deputy Prime Minister, Bülent Arinç, claimed that women should be seen and not heard (laughing). Speaking of the country’s social decline, Arinç said: “A man should be moral but women should be moral as well, they should know what is decent and what […]

The Barbour shop spruces up with a lick of paint

Despite the smog, I rocked up to work yesterday morning in my SLB (Summer Liddesdale Barbour) which is something that I bought just before every high street store decided to introduce them. Not that I’m bitter or anything. But now fans are being given the chance to up their game by adding a spark of […]

Remember, remember the success of Movember

In just a few days time, men (and some brave women) will spend the month growing and grooming their moustaches for Movember, a fundraising campaign to support Prostate Cancer UK. Launching 10 years ago in Australia, the rise and rise of the Movember movement has taken the world by storm. In 2012, 21 countries took […]

A&F bans black clothing for attention

If there’s one thing that all women agree on, it’s the colour black. It’s universally flattering. So, why has designer brand Abercrombie & Fitch banned it from all its stores? The fashion outlet has announced that it’s no longer selling any black garments and its employees – including those based at its Ohio head office […]