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Kirsty McKenzie

9 posts Glasgow Website
Kirsty studied Law but now write about lipstick, shoes and politics on the internet. Sorry Mum. She likes to write about other things too, spot more of her work on her site hellotwobirds.com

Fashion Without Borders

2017, the year that Western designers came out fighting with political slogan T-shirts and a wave of feel-good campaigns. We had the Pink Pussy hats at the women’s march. The ‘We are all immigrants’ tees on the catwalk. At a time where the world feels divided and in constant

Is exercise the new 'going out'?

It’s Friday night and the lights are low. Strangers bodies are pushing against me, sweaty and breathless as they mouth the words to their favourite songs. And the music is loud, really loud – Kanye and Stormzy pulsing through the expensive sound system. Girls, in crop tops and outfits that

Why Quitting Isn't for Losers

When we are younger, our parents teach us not to quit. No matter how much we hate it or how hard we find it, bad things are just something you have to learn to stick out. Don’t stop till you reach the top of the mountain. Eat all your

Illamasqua Boycott Trump Supporters

Activists on the catwalks, the return of political slogan T-shirts – and now a beauty company is boycotting some of its customers. Is this simply another controversial campaign? Or proof that when global politics are in turmoil, the fashion and beauty industry can come out fighting? This season, when you're browsing