The world’s biggest book fair

Hundreds and thousands of pages of knowledge at the Frankfurt Buchmesse (book fair) this year! Not only was everyone spoilt for choice with new reads, but it was also a great opportunity to attend talks and presentations if you were lucky enough to get an industry ticket (which I wasn’t), and if not then it…

Ibiza, Munich & a miscommunication

Other than a few miscommunications, I have been enjoying every minute of the long evenings and good weather. Summer is in full flow and here’s what I’ve been up to: Ibiza I had finished packing, cleaned my room, showered and put my PJs on, went to set my alarm, and oh… there was no more…

My LAPP The Brand Submission: Art, Gender Equality & Medusa

LAPP The Brand (Leomie Anderson the Project the Purpose) is a platform for women and girls to have their say about life in the 21st Century. As soon as I saw the ‘more writers needed’ ad, I was itching to put something together. Leomie Anderson is a model from South London (representin’), who walked the Victoria’s…

Restricted by Words – Magritte

It was confusing. Trying to work out what the painting actually meant and what the artist was actually trying to portray. And then I realised that this was the point of the Margritte exhibition. Stop letting your mind be limited by what something should be. René Magritte, Belgium’s famous surrealist artist, used art to raise awareness of…

Battle Of The Sexes: Franz von Stuck to Frieda Kahlo

The best exhibiton I have ever been to! Contemporary, captivating & courageous, Battle Of The Sexes takes on society’s attitudes towards women from the nineteenth century to the end of World War Two. Threatening, seductive and second class citizens are all opinions of women that have lead to the battle of the sexes that we…

Hot To Cold: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation

Taking us from the hottest to the coldest parts of the planet the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) use their “Hot to Cold” exhibition in Frankfurt to explore design and adaptation of buildings influenced by their cultural and climatic settings. Studying languages and various types of translation taught me the importance of localisation; it is not just…

The Blind Leading The Blind; Dialog In The Dark

A quick talk and a guide stick were all we were equipped with after writing our names in braille, ready to be thrown into the world of the blind. I’m not scared of the dark and never was as a child, but this experience is a lot more than finding your way to the bathroom…

Women: New Portraits

Who is your most inspiring female role model? How many times have you given a quick bit of advice and not realised that you’ve inspired someone for the rest of their life? In her most recent exhibition “Women: New Portraits”, Annie Leibovitz photographs women of outstanding achievement, reflecting the recent changes in the role of women today. Originally…

Taste of London 2016

I managed to get these tickets as a last minute freebie and my sister was lucky enough to be home for the weekend. Taste of London, here we come! Oh wait, what actually is Taste of London? After a quick Google search I was excited for a festival of food, drink and entertainment right in the heart…

Undressed @ The V&A

It was the fuschia pink corset that caught my attention as I scrolled through my emails. ‘Undressed’ at the V&A- I had to go. So I set off one sunny Saturday morning to see ‘A Brief History of Underwear’ for an exciting insight of undergarments ranging from the 18th Century until today. Underwear is far more than…