• Dr Martens – No Lifetime Guarantee Anymore!

    Dr Martens, Marks and Spencer and Dyson – 3 companies that are renown by all, but little do we know about their struggling times. What do they all have in common? All these companies originate from the UK, where all their products were mostly made here. However, over time...
  • A Tribute to Dr Stewart Adams

    Dr Stewart Adams, the pioneering pharmacologist credited for the discovery and development of ibuprofen used by millions worldwide, has died aged 95. As a University of Nottingham alumnus, Dr Stewart’s work is tantamount to how work done locally can see a far-reaching impact. Despite the global success of his...
  • Killer Cosmetics

    120 billion units of packaging are produced in the global cosmetics industry annually, most of it is excess plastic and non-recyclable. “Many cosmetic brands are now ‘cruelty-free’ and ‘vegan’” In our current climate, the typical consumer has become more aware of these environmental issues, catalysing a shift towards more...
  • The History of the Doc: A Shoe with Soul

    After years of ill-fitting, cheap shoes and intermittently sodden socks, I decided something needed to change. I needed something durable and practical, but something that I would still enjoy wearing. For my 20th birthday, when asked what I truly, really wanted, I could think of nothing else but a...
  • A Vintage Christmas with Soap and Glory

    As Christmas approaches, the race around the shops to find that perfect present is inevitable.  If you happen to be in the beauty section of Boots, then look no further than the Soap and Glory gift sets, which have been created with the festive period in mind. Who knows?...
  • The Winter Edit: October’s Essentials

    The winter chill has crept up on us these past few weeks, bringing with it the dark mornings of rushing around in the cold before that dreaded 9am lecture. Doing your hair, make-up and all the rest, to be greeted with a snowstorm, thunderstorm and a hurricane whilst undertaking that treacherous...
  • PFW SS’14: Isabel Marant

    Lovechild of a poet and a rock star, Isabel Marant’s SS14 collection purveys the same effortless cool that we have grown to love along with a good dose of romanticism and toughness. Soft delicate blush frills, sequinned jackets, sharp tailoring, rivet-studded boots and slashed hemlines are all synonymous with...