Posts Tagged ‘Concept of Beauty’


Keeping it Real

Monday, October 11th, 2010

The other day on one of my deliberately rare journeys on the Tube, the carriage I was on stopped at a station, positioning itself in front of a poster. The poster featured a model posing in an advert for underwear. My first reaction was to snort in mild derision, with a gentle roll of the […]

Fashioning the Feminine

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Fashion is not necessarily a matter of expressing one’s “identity,” nor is it merely about trends or a matter of business, products, branding and economics, although there are many instances when these issues are very much in evidence. To my mind, fashion is a supreme articulation of the feminine on the surface of the body […]


A Bit of Fluff?

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

  The comments made by Harriet Harman, the Equalities Minister, accusing the BBC for the underrepresentation of older female newsreaders have recently caused a ripple of publicity. Whilst not a great admirer of Mrs Harman, I do think that she has a point. To illustrate her criticism, she cited the common pairing of an older, […]