from Bianca Elgar
March heralds not only International Women’s Day on the 8th but also Mother’s Day on 31st. OX favourite, Bianca Elgar, has created a new campaign in celebration of all the women in our lives: strong, independent, funny, wise and beautiful. It’s currently showing on Bianca’s website and social media and features three generations of Oxford residents.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
March marks International Women’s Day and is also the month in which the Literary Festival transforms our city into a veritable salon of word and thought. Who better to channel than one of the few truly iconic writers, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie? Feminist, writer and lover of makeup.
Following a tip-off that the February edition would be a riot of romance I racked my brains to conjure a suitable icon. I’m not about to pretend there weren’t many real-life figures who sprang to mind, but the difficulty I faced was the way in which the (usually) women associated strongly with romance are portrayed...
When was the last time you stopped?
It looks like a futuristic egg. It wouldn’t look out of place on the set of Tron or 2001: A Space Odyssey. Except that I wasn’t in Hollywood, I was in Garsington, at Oxford Floatation Centre about to have my first hour of floatation therapy.
Helena Bonham Carter CBE
There are some actors one admires for their talent, others for their creative choices and still others for their look and, in my opinion, Helena Bonham Carter has achieved this hat-trick. Plus, as the great granddaughter of HH Asquith, Prime Minister and First Earl of Oxford, it seems only right to celebrate her on the pages of this august publication.
RuPaul entered my consciousness in the 90s when he fronted a campaign for MAC Cosmetics and he continues to be as beautiful and ground-breaking as ever. My not-at-all guilty pleasure has become watching past seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Simply put, it builds my self-esteem.
On the countdown to Christmas, many of us are still searching for the perfect gift for a close friend or relative. Amanda shares her own ultimate gift list, full of great ideas to help you spoil your loved ones this festive season.
Even if the full Kim is inconceivable to your taste or preference, her look has proved curiously pervasive and I’m willing to bet that there will be some element which will have wormed its way into your subconscious
Autumn saw a buzz in the Oxfordshire fashion world, at the debut of The Real Oxford Fashion Show, while Nellie & Dove showed their fully styled Auntumn/Winter 2018 collection