Women In Art Part 3: How Female Artists Redefined The Female Nude Genre

The concluding part of the 'Women In The Art' series explores how the female artist Ana Mendieta challenged the conventions of the female nude genre in the postmodern art world. In Mendieta's art, she explored themes on female sexuality and bias in terms of how the female gender was traditionally perceived by society.   Like many … Continue reading Women In Art Part 3: How Female Artists Redefined The Female Nude Genre

Women In Art Part 2: What Is The Male Gaze?

A term heard often when concerning the female nude in art is the 'male gaze;' but what is the male gaze? Objectification of women in art and the way in which they are portrayed is known as the male gaze. The theory, coined by Laura Mulvey in her theoretical essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’ … Continue reading Women In Art Part 2: What Is The Male Gaze?

Women In Art: The Conventions In The Female Nude Genre

One of my favourite subjects in Art History is that of gender; particularly how women are depicted in art. The female nude is a genre with a set of conventions that have been established with regard to how women are portrayed. Women are most frequently illustrated in a reclining pose, such as in the “Nude Green … Continue reading Women In Art: The Conventions In The Female Nude Genre

Style Diary: Winter Maxi Dress

One of my favourite purchases this past season has been a gorgeous knit maxi dress from Girl In Mind - I may have a slight addiction to this online boutique. I bought the Kim Split Maxi Knit Dress in mocha and immediately fell in love with the simplicity of it. With a high neck, long … Continue reading Style Diary: Winter Maxi Dress

The Savoy

Let's face it, dining out is a distant memory for pretty much all of us. I could probably count on one hand the number of times that I have sat inside a restaurant in the past twelve months. Lately, I have been making a mental note of all the venues that I cannot wait to … Continue reading The Savoy

Rose Tinted Nails

I can never have enough nail polishes - I have an entire drawer full of them, so when I saw the new Barry M Rose Tinted collection, I was like a moth to the flame. With a 3 for 2 offer, what better excuse was there to add to my ever growing nail polish collection? … Continue reading Rose Tinted Nails

Beef Rendang

During the first lockdown in March, I really got into home cooking. I was always a reluctant cook, but now I can't stop trying new dishes and adding my own take on them. One of my favourite recipes is an amazing slow-cooked beef rendang. Flavoursome, delicious and comforting; what's not to love? To make this … Continue reading Beef Rendang

New Year New Beginnings

2020 was a memorable year for reasons we could never have anticipated. It’s easy to fall into the negative rabbit hole that this year has been but, if anything it has taught me to count my blessings and appreciate what I have.  I am so grateful for my beloved family, my truly amazing friends and … Continue reading New Year New Beginnings

On The Town: Opuz Kitchen

The first post in a brand new series for the blog. Going out for brunches, dinners and cocktails is a huge part of my life and this series'On The Town' features the restaurants, bars and entertainment venues that I visit. First up, is a restaurant that is right on my doorstep, Opuz Kitchen. Offering Turkish … Continue reading On The Town: Opuz Kitchen

How To Style A Jumpsuit

Jumpsuits are one of my favourite wardrobe staples. They're super comfortable, have so much freedom to move in and it's a ready-made outfit; what's not to love? I will be doing a post on some of the jumpsuits in my wardrobe, but in this post, I will demonstrate how to get multiple looks from one … Continue reading How To Style A Jumpsuit