From the phenomenon of Selling Sunset to tablescapes taking over Instagram, houses and how they look are dominating cultural conversations currently. Hardly surprising, considering home is where the majority of us have spent nearly all of 2020.
The stigma around wearing the same outfit twice is fuelling consumerism, and pushing us to buy clothes we don’t need. Elizabeth Bennett looks at the social media movements and hashtag campaigns aiming to change the mindset around outfit repeating, and discovers why re-wearing our clothes (even on Instagram) is the un-glamourous aesthetic that sustainable fashion really needs.
From scrolling through Depop on your smartphone to striking a deal over Instagram DM, the world of vintage shopping has embraced the digital age. While online platforms have made secondhand shopping more accessible in terms of geographical location (living in a big city is no longer a prerequisite for finding vintage gems), if you're not straight-size the search is still much harder.
Whether you took to sleeping with a frozen water bottle or entered into a committed relationship with an electric fan, the recent heatwave was challenging all round. For those dealing with a skin condition like eczema, the sweaty weather is even trickier as high temperatures irritate already itchy skin.
Holidays may be looking a little different this year (read: nonexistent) but the ritual of stocking up on books for summer has definitely not been cancelled.
Our relationship with free content is changing. With the overwhelming abundance of stuff to read, watch and listen to, audiences are now seeking a more curated and bespoke approach. Tired of flashy pop-ups or inauthentic collaborations, people are increasingly willing to pay for quality and ad-free content.
Since the death of George Floyd at the end of May and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests, the lack of diversity across the media has been called into question.
With consumers now given the option to buy now, pay later, Elizabeth Bennett explores how delayed payments have the potential to encourage shoppers to spend without considering the consequences to either their bank accounts or the planet.
Elizabeth Bennett reviews this boutique-style wellness hotel in Spain and finds a civilised and elegant environment, transformative treatments with dedicated founder Sonia and the time and space to simply be
Organisations such as Lost Stock are helping garment workers in Bangladesh through the sale of assorted clothes boxes made up of stock from cancelled orders. But why has it come down to consumers to take action where bigger brands have failed? Elizabeth Bennett investigates.
There are a lot of trends and fads to choose from when it comes to weight loss. There’s keto (basically, low carbs; high fat), paleo (otherwise known as the “caveman” diet), and whole 30 (where you eliminate foods for 30 days) — to name a few.