Culture Crush: Dr Lucy Worsley

Meet Lucy Worsley: my current favourite person on television. She is the Chief Curator of the Royal Historical Palaces, an author and TV presenter. You might have seen her presenting Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency or the wonderfully titled 

11 Jun 2012 09:00 GMT

The Half-Arsed Girls’ Guide to the Jubilee

I type these words whilst waving a Union flag and dressed in a red, white and blue ditsy-print tea dress. There's a dainty 1940s inspired pill box hat perched on my head. I have a vintage cup and saucer at my side, filled with a delicious champagne cocktail with flowers floating on the surface. And, oh! Look at those darling cupcakes with sugarcraft corgis on top! My heart is swelling with national pride as I see Kate Middleton pull off the difficult task of wearing drop waist AND pleats.

04 Jun 2012 14:38 GMT

What We're Listening To: Lennon & Maisy

When I was 12, I spent most of my time making my Barbies 'do it' and fantasizing about Dean Cain in The New Adventures of Superman.I was not playing guitar and harmonizing with my eight-year-old sister. Basically, sisters Lennon and Maisy have put my childhood to shame. Lennon, 12 and Maisy, 8, are the daughters of the country duo The Stellas, and they're now YouTube's rising stars in their own right.  ...

31 May 2012 15:30 GMT

Kylie Minogue's New 'Timebomb' Video

Kylie Minogue’s new single “Timebomb” from her K25 extravaganza - a year long celebration of Kylie’s 25 years in the music industry - and it’s probably the best Kylie song I’ve heard in a very long time.Even better? The video for “Timebomb” is amazing.The Christian Larson directed video for “Timebomb” features Kylie strutting, driving, dancing and motorbiking her way through the alleyways, clubs and streets of Soho in a pair of hotpants and a leatherjacket - Standard Kylie. The...

29 May 2012 12:30 GMT

Watch to Watch Tonight: Revenge, 9pm, E4

TV lovers! Cancel your plans, break up with your boyfriend or let down your best friend if you need to: the hit US TV show Revenge is coming to E4 tonight. OK, perhaps breaking up with your lover and disappointing your one and only friend may not be the best move, considering the show's name is Revenge and they might be able to pick up a few ideas, but yo...

28 May 2012 16:17 GMT

Katy Perry's New "Wide Awake" Lyric Video

One of the biggest, musical surprises in the last few weeks for me has been that I actually really like Katy Perry. I know. It's shocking.Equally as shocking is that her Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection album is good. Like, surprisingly good. As in the only songs I had to skip were “Peacock” and “Dressing Up”, and I gladly listened to both version of “TGIF”, “ET”, and “The One That Got Away”. It's one of the best pop albums I've listened to in a really, really l...

22 May 2012 10:03 GMT

Non-Irritating Ways to Celebrate the Jubilee

Whether you're huge fan of the Queen or you simply like an excuse to party, you'll no doubt have noticed that thte Queen's Diamond Jubilee is coming up. (Probably because every British brand and retailer is shoving it down your throat harder and more agressivley than they did with Kate and Wills' nuptuals.)

17 May 2012 10:04 GMT

The Fearless New Queens of Rock 'n Roll

Are you sick of lovelorn and wistful retro-tinged female singer-songwriters? Here are some ladies offering something a bit different and altogether feistier...Azealia BanksThis 20-year-old New York rapper doesn’t take kindly to comparisons with Nicki Minaj. Her cutesy smile, Mickey Mouse sweaters and pigtails hide a fierce and filthy musical talent, not to mention a healthily high opinion of herself - she readily describes herself as “fucking talented”. She’s perf...

16 May 2012 09:12 GMT

A Weekend of Burlesque at BurlyCamp

Conventions and conferences are a fantastic way for like-minded people to get together, learn new things and be inspired. There seems to be a conference for everything you can think of in the US - including burlesque - but most of us in the UK don't have the money to travel to those. Thankfully, there are plenty of women in Britain who are stepping up and organising conferences of their own.

14 May 2012 12:00 GMT

Christian Louboutin at the Design Museum London

Christian Louboutin first coated a shoe sole with red nail polish. This trademark flash of red has since become a status symbol, instantly recognisable and instantly desirable.It is more than the blood red leather bottom that has placed Louboutins in the shoe stratosphere. His shoes are breathtakingly beautiful - from simple heeled pumps to jewel encrusted slingbacks, each pair has an almost sculptural quality.

30 Apr 2012 11:34 GMT

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