The Fascinating Life of a… Steampunk multimedia artist!

Reading Time: 10 minutes  My subject for this “fascinating life” article definitely redefines the word “fascinating”! A true master of multimedia creation and pillar of the global Steampunk scene, Thomas Dean Willeford, talks history, a love of science, and the life of an artist…… Continue Reading

My 5-step guide to vintage & thrift shopping

Reading Time: 8 minutes How can we indulge our love of clothing and be eco-conscious?! The answer my friends, is shopping vintage and thrift! With Oxfam’s Second Hand September campaign to resist buying brand new clothes, I thought I’d share some of my tips…… Continue Reading

My (Un)Popular Heroes: Wayne Enstone, Rugby Fives Champion (and my Dad!)

Wayne Enstone, Rugby Fives player

Reading Time: 6 minutes My parents have always been strong role models- my Mum was a Deputy Head teacher, bossing it in tough, inner city secondary schools, while Dad became the most successful player of the unique British sport, Rugby Fives. As you do!… Continue Reading

My (Un)Popular Heroes: Josephine Baker

Reading Time: 10 minutes Josephine Baker was an dancer, singer, and actress, who could fly a plane and ride a racehorse, plus she fought against racial prejudice in her native US, adopted 12 children, and was a decorated war hero in France- incredible! In… Continue Reading

The strange life of an Oxford student- my top 6 experiences

Reading Time: 11 minutes I spent nine years doing three degrees at the beautiful, but highly unusual, University of Oxford.  My “Oxford experience” featured many peculiar ancient traditions, getting to grips with dress codes and a unique language, plus overcoming some tough challenges.  … Continue Reading

Style Report: London Edge, September 2018

Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s time to report from the celebration of weird and wonderful fashions and lifestyles that is the LondonEdge weekend! I’ve compiled my usual top picks of brands from the event, this time with a technicoloured, glitter-tastic, eco-conscious, festival fashion theme  … Continue Reading

Inspired by Drag: What I’ve learned from RuPaul’s Drag Race

Reading Time: 9 minutes RuPaul’s Drag Race is a reality TV show contest that can be described as a cross between America’s Next Top Model, a documentary about LGBTQ+ lifestyles, Project Runway, a YouTube makeup tutorial, and an explosion in a sequin factory- what’s not to love!… Continue Reading

Vintage hairstyle tutorial & launching UnPopCultures on YouTube!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today I launch the UnPopCultures YouTube channel, yikes! I kick things off with a tutorial showing how I create this super simple, vintage-inspired hairstyle with a scarf. Check it out and hit subscribe as I have some exciting plans! Unpopcultures.com… Continue Reading

The fascinating life of a… Nuclear Fusion Engineer

Reading Time: 7 minutes I bribed my scientist friend, Alex, with pints of lager to talk about his exciting and mysterious career as a Nuclear Fusion Engineer. Turns out he’s involved in literally saving the planet by making green power from nuclear fusion- nice!… Continue Reading