Hazel Needham

Dated, Designer and Daily Piercings

My mum hates piercings. She doesn’t understand why anyone would want a “hunk of metal lodged in their skin.” Whenever she uses that phrase, just for a moment, I can almost understand the objective absurdity behind the eight tiny holes in my ears. Such an unglamorous description may be apt...
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Posted Aug. 23, 2018

The Truth Behind the Tan

57% of people say they feel more ‘confident’ with a summer tan. But should we risk our lives for the sake of confidence? The connotations of a tan have been inverted over time. Elizabeth I used make up to appear paler. The trend was followed nationwide – women with tanned...
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Posted Aug. 11, 2018

Paddington 2: Review

If the Marks and Spencer’s advert wasn’t enough to open your heart up to the Peruvian bear in the red hat and duffel coat, then let Paddington 2 give it a go. This review contains no plot-related spoilers and if you haven’t seen this film – you must! When Paddington...
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Posted Dec. 14, 2017

Socialites in crisis: The Vortex review

The scandalous appeal of Noel Coward’s The Vortex is by no means exclusive to its original audience in 1924. Almost a century later it still has the same shock factor. Experienced director Michael Rolfe approached the complex story of upper-class socialites losing the battle against their innermost turmoil with an...
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Posted Nov. 7, 2017