Halloween Shopping 2016

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I’m a firm believer in the notion that Halloween should be a month-long celebration. Fun as it is to plan a costume for October 31st and make yourself queasy with a big sugar hit, I love that Halloween is becoming more of a season than a single day in the UK now. As the weather gets colder, it’s the ideal month to snuggle under a blanket and watch some horror films, play some scary video games, read a couple of … Read More

5 YouTube Channels to Chill Out With

Contrary to the overwhelmingly true advice that we shouldn’t look at glowing screens at night, I have for several years enjoyed watching YouTube before bed. Though, I will often knock the brightness down and set the colours to Night Shift if I’m using my phone over my XBox One. I’m quite particular about who I watch before sleep and anyone too shouty or overstimulating has to wait for the morning. That’s not to say that the channels I choose to … Read More

10 Favourite Summer Style & Beauty Finds

I talk all the time about my dislike of summer. I explained why in this post on the body and beauty products that were making it more bearable. Still, it’s been the source of some of my favourite style and beauty finds of the year so far. So I can’t meet it with complete disdain, even if I’m thrilled that it’s September in a few hours time. Also, despite my plan to lighten things up a bit, I bought so … Read More

Fantasy Styling Ghostbusters 2016

Whatever you thought of the new Ghostbusters film, one of its biggest successes was establishing these new characters through their clothes. Yes, yes, yes, we all saw the overwhelmingly tedious side-by-side memes suggesting the originals were ghostbusters and these were just four amateurs in boiler suits. But their ‘workwear’ – the beige jumpsuits with orange piping – were the least interesting costumes in the film. After all, when they’re wearing them, they’re a team and deliberately indistinguishable from each other. … Read More

My Spring Styles Staples

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The idea that there’s nothing new under the sun applies strongly to fashion. Shapes, widths, hem and neck lines might alter from one year to the next, but really, it’s all cyclical. What looks good now will look all wrong in five years time. In the same vein, what looked good twenty years ago can magically seem cool again just for the sake of having something different. It’s spring, which of course means pastels and florals, right? In the words … Read More

Fantasy Styling Agent Carter Season Two

I have for some time been enamoured with the idea of fantasy styling Peggy Carter of Marvel’s Agent Carter. Not only is it one of the few shows where women are allowed to shine as characters and not just as accessories, it’s also dripping with gorgeous 1940s style. That in itself makes trying to recreate Peggy’s style with items largely chosen from the British high street an enormous challenge. Forties shapes and cuts simply aren’t very fashionable at the moment, … Read More

The First Papergang Subscription Box

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Whatever your interests, you can be pretty sure there’s a subscription box prepared to treat you with monthly gifts in exchange for a fee. I’ve covered several on seibiant.com, all relating to the geek world. I ended up cancelling Comic Block, my last box in that arena. For three months in a row I liked hardly anything in it, so it started to feel like a big waste of money. The comic series were being repeated from previous months and … Read More

Styling Pantone Rose Quartz for Men & Women

Every year, Pantone select a colour that they believe will represent the forthcoming 12 months. Pantone set industry standards for matching colours across all forms of design, from the colour of a typeface you might see on an ad at the bus stop to the packaging on a new can of fizzy pop and the fabrics on your sofa. They know colour. This puts them in the optimum position to predict trends, especially as they can potentially work across any … Read More

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