An unattached writer from northern England. Regular contributor to Liberty Belle (lb-magazine.com) and Bad Housekeeping (bad-housekeeping.com) and a writer and creative contributor for Do Not Consume (coming soon). I have also written for The Style Con (thestylecon.com). My main writing interests are feminism, fashion and popular culture.
John Galliano put on his debut show for Maison Margiela last month, and was praised for his designs. But our writer Charlotte Imlah says his return is 'a step back' for a progressive fashion industry... Last month saw the unveiling of John Galliano's first collection for his new design home, Maison Margiela (the "Martin" having been dropped shortly after his arrival).
I have always been obsessed with all things girly. Frilly socks, pink dresses, tights with animals on - if you wore it when you were six I'm definitely wearing it now. This summer the most primary-schoolgirl trend of them all, the lovely gingham print, is returning and I can't wait to welcome back to my wardrobe.
Another September, another round of fashion weeks. Each season we are bombarded with dozens of catwalk shows to fawn over but there are so many outfits it can be difficult to spot the stand-out looks. Never fear, Liberty Belle is giving you the run down of the most interesting Spring Summer trends that emerged from New York and London fashion weeks.
The life of a high fashion model is enviable. Getting to wear expensive clothes, travelling to new cities and working with amazing people within the fashion industry is basically living the dream of most fashion-obsessed girls. And one such girl experiencing this life is Brogan Loftus, a new name and face in the modelling industry whose profile is just about to go stratospheric.
Catwalk fashion has always had an element of fantasy about it. But this year, designers went a step further and took inspiration directly from fairytales for their Autumn/Winter 2014 collections. Writer Charlotte Imlah is exploring next season's loveliest trend... Ashish's collection is a perfect example of modernised princess style with clothes completely covered in sequins and beads.
A week or so ago, we saw the release of Topshop's eagerly anticipated collaboration with cult fashion darlings Meadham Kirchhoff. Did you manage to snag any pieces? Our writer Charlotte Imlah did and she's sharing her thoughts on the collection... I set my alarm for 7am, fully prepared to skip my lecture if the Topshop.co.uk check out process over ran.
Topshop have just announced their newest designer collaboration - and it's going to be their biggest yet. The high street chain has yet again joined forces with the eccentric design duo Meadham Kirchhoff (their last pairing was in 2010) for an enormous collection of 80 stunning pieces.
London is my personal favourite of all the fashion weeks. It is the smallest of the main four, but it has a more relaxed, individual feel which to me has always made it seem the most original. This is the city that produced such daring, iconic fashion talents as Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, after all.
The 90s revival is pretty much my favourite fashion thing that's happening at the moment. Given that I -along with most of the Liberty Belle team- was too young to really appreciate the finer points of 90s style, I love that the opportunity to dress like Cher Horowitz or Sabrina Spellman has come back around again.
I sometimes think of my body as something detached from who I am. I prefer to think of it as a thing that I wear or own, not something which I actually exist as. This detachment lets me pretend that the expectations women's bodies are subjected to are further removed from me than they really are.
Attitudes about how women's bodies and faces 'should' look run deep in society, their influence so extensive that they burrow into the mind. These judgements on women's appearances do not just come from advertising or popular culture, but grow within girls' own heads as internalised misogyny.
My favourite television programme is Coronation Street. At first glance, it may seem like this show is an irrelevant relic with no connection to modern day feminism at all, but I believe that beneath its perceived dusty exterior there are some very interesting gender politics.
When I tell people that I consider Kim Kardashian one of my feminist role models, their reaction is mostly shock, followed by extensive grimaces and sighs over my explanations as to why I feel this way. It took me by surprise too, but I truly believe that...
This summer I was lucky enough to have a couple of days work experience at Bath Fashion Museum. It was a brilliant experience, which gave me an insight into how the world of fashion museum curating works. Here's how those two days went. Day 1, 6am: Up bright and early to catch my 8:30am flight to Bristol.
New Years Eve has come around again and with it has come another bundle of crazy sparkle. so it's time to start making your accessories drawer a little more glitzy. Our writer Charlotte Imlah is here to tell you how...
When we think of dressing inspired by rock music, most people's thoughts would drift towards adapting the wardrobes of male musicians to suit women's style. Lea...
I've been obsessed with the bright, kitsch designs of the brand Lazy Oaf for as long as I can remember. I bought my first piece of clothing from them aged sixte...
Kim Kardashian's app is my new obsession. The game, Kim Kardashian Hollywood, let's you crawl up the celebrity ladder from 'zero' to A-List, essentially giving you an insight into Kim's own journey to Vogue cover star.