Elspeth Merry

Blog Entries by Elspeth Merry

Lewisham - Don't Believe the Hype

(1) Comments | Posted 24 April 2013 | (15:13)

When I read that Lewisham, my home borough, had been ranked the most violent place in Britain, my first reaction was embarrassment - my university friends from all over the world and the UK that I had been trying to convince of Lewisham's greatness would now be laughing in my...

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The Bearded Man

(0) Comments | Posted 23 February 2013 | (14:21)

When John Lewis decided to take on 'hobo chic' and star a bearded man for their new menswear range, it was perhaps the most on trend action the old British traditionalist giant has taken.

Whether it is an Autolycus style or chin curtain, facial hair is rearing its bristly...

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Fashion: The Beast That Can't Be Tamed

(0) Comments | Posted 19 February 2013 | (11:28)

At a fashion and feminism lecture I attended a few weeks ago I felt both empowered, disillusioned and almost cheated.

Had my whole adolescence been watched over and controlled by the bellowing, perfectly bespoke eye of a media empire; the fashion industry?

"Today's children, pre-teens and teenagers have grown up...

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