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Jaw dropping? Truly astonishing? Less than flawless? How about sensationalist, shite journalism as per usual. SHE JUST HASN’T GOT ANY MAKE UP ON BABE. 

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Oh my god, hang on, let me pick my truly astounded jaw up off the floor, I had no idea ad campaigns were photoshopped?!??! I forgot the Mail is at the forefront of championing ‘natural’ beauty and ‘real’ women… 

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The Daily Mail - making everyone feel great about themselves since the invention of the sidebar. Ps; my personal fave has to be ‘turned her back on high fashion’ - because if you deign to wear a hoody, that is clearly the message you are sending to the world. 

Monday Jam. OBVS we’ve been in love with the video from the get go (cos let’s face it, if we were ever gonna make a music vid it would just be this), but the tune has taken awhile to grow on us. We’ve watched ya grow from strength to strength Igz! 

Little shot from Friday that we stole from Birds Eye View’s Twitter! Fashion Loves Film at the ICA was a selection of short films curated by Kathryn Ferguson, with a live panel discussion on the future of fashion film. Thoroughly interesting, and despite our complete lack of knowledge on the subject, it was great to hear these inspirational ladies opinions’. THANKS GIRLS! X

Little shot from Friday that we stole from Birds Eye View’s Twitter! Fashion Loves Film at the ICA was a selection of short films curated by Kathryn Ferguson, with a live panel discussion on the future of fashion film. Thoroughly interesting, and despite our complete lack of knowledge on the subject, it was great to hear these inspirational ladies opinions’. THANKS GIRLS! X

Swim Little Fish Swim

We posted a couple of days ago about the amazing Birds Eye View Film Festival that’s happening in London this week. Well, the lovely Tega has got in touch with us and suggested that if you like Sister, you’ll like this film called Swim Little Fish Swim.

Hailed as the French ‘Tiny Furniture’ and packed with brilliantly inventive imagery and a score drawn from NYC’s live music scene Swim Little Fish Swim is an irresistibly charming, bittersweet comedy-drama following three ordinary people trying to make sense of their lives. A New York nurse works to make ends meet, her idealist musician husband struggles with everyday responsibilities, and the daughter of a world-famous artist seeks independence.

It’s screening on the closing night of the festival, Sunday 13th April 8.30PM at the BFI. Grab your tickets and watch the trailer here. Thanks Tega! 

Throwing it back on a Thursday, y’know how we do! Spending all day working on the S Issue inspired looking through the outtakes of the roller derby shoot from the last issue. I miss you ladies! This day was so much fun, drinking cider and skating round like idiots to Madonna. Although it will always be remembered as the day Dave fell over and broke her arm, PRETENDING to roller skate… B x

Throwing it back on a Thursday, y’know how we do! Spending all day working on the S Issue inspired looking through the outtakes of the roller derby shoot from the last issue. I miss you ladies! This day was so much fun, drinking cider and skating round like idiots to Madonna. Although it will always be remembered as the day Dave fell over and broke her arm, PRETENDING to roller skate… B x

The amazing Birds Eye View Film Festival kicks off in London tomorrow night! Get your tickets and find out more info here. However, if you don’t live in our fair capital, the opening night and UK Premiere of the film IN BLOOM will also be available to watch on demand, screening online on the same night. This is a first, so it’s pretty exciting stuff. Keep your eyes on the blog as we’ll be posting more deets about the other films the girls are showing, as well as some reviews! 

The amazing Birds Eye View Film Festival kicks off in London tomorrow night! Get your tickets and find out more info here. However, if you don’t live in our fair capital, the opening night and UK Premiere of the film IN BLOOM will also be available to watch on demand, screening online on the same night. This is a first, so it’s pretty exciting stuff. Keep your eyes on the blog as we’ll be posting more deets about the other films the girls are showing, as well as some reviews! 

WHY WE LOVE RAE EARL

So, I’ve kind of been obsessed with My Mad Fat Diary since it started last year. The second season has only just finished, but the portrayal of being an awkward, mentally unstable 16 year old draws rather similar parallels to my own tragic life, whilst making me long for teenhood all over again. SIGH. Anyway, if you haven’t watched it you probably won’t relate to the reasons why I love the show’s protagonist Rae Earl so much, but hopefully these will inspire you to get on 4oD and catch up now… 

1. OH GOD

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The most awkward, cringiest things happen to Rae, sometimes to the point where I have to hide behind a pillow cos it’s too much to witness. Which is how I think most people would feel if they were ever to watch my life on tele. But she always perseveres and manages to put everything right in the end, which is a nice inspirational quality of any TV show isn’t it.

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2. FEELING HOT

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Rae talks about sex and shagging all the time and it’s pure jokes cos if you were surrounded by Finn 24/7 you probably would too. And I do love a crude girl character. 

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3. ODD ONE OUT

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It’s really shit when you’ve got mates that are total babes. I wouldn’t exactly say Rae takes it in her stride, but props to her. They stick together through thick and thin, even though they have some horrendous rows, which is what constitutes a good friendship innit galz. 

4. REAL TALK

Some days you feel like this…

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and other days you feel like this…

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and whether you’re classified as mentally ill or not, that’s just life. 

5. BOY TROUBLE

So in the first series Rae falls in love with her GBF, cos she didn’t realise he was gay. We’ve all been there honey. 

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Then she falls for mega hottie Finn…

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But she breaks up with Finn because she thinks he’s too good for her. People take the piss out of them being a couple, and she’s scared to talk to him at college cos all the renowned, popular girls want to go out with him. And nobody needs that much pressure. It’s just so heartbreaking when she knocks on his door and gives him all his stuff back even though she wants to be with him and cries all the way home. SOB. 

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Ps;

This…

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…now looks like this. I mean WOW. Newt from Hollyoaks got dreamy guys.

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Don’t you just want to be in their gang?

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IWD 2014

International Women’s Day should be every day. But it isn’t, so you’ve gotta make the most of what ya got. Yesterday we hung out at the WoW festival at the Southbank centre and met so many cool, inspiring females with great projects…

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Shout out the Asha charity who did us some sick henna! We then headed down to the BFI, where we were invited by the lovely Bird’s Eye View Film Festival ladies to a special screening of their Wonder Women documentary.

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We hope our competition winners enjoyed it too - get in touch and let us know what you thought! It was interesting, well put together, and full of interviews with some of the coolest women around; Kathleen Hanna, Gloria Steinem and Lynda Carter to name a few. Definitely check the festival out in April, as they gave us an exclusive peek of what they’ll be showing and we can’t bloody wait.

All in all, it made us feel proud to be women and see that change really is coming around. Roll on the ‘S’ Issue to cement that.