elena adams



Hangxiety: we’ve all been there

9th February 2022

Writer Elena Adams discusses how to handle post-night out “hangxiety”. You’ve just woken up. Your eyes feel slightly crusty from the leftover mascara you forgot to take off. There’s a half-eaten portion of chips, and a full glass of water that you said you’d drink next to your bed. Your head hurts, your throat could ...


Pleasing by Harry Styles: does the brand live up to its name?

30th January 2022

Styles’ new brand appears inclusive as it goes against typical beauty products and defies gender norms – but, is it worth the price? Harry Styles, the teen boy-band singer turned worldwide cultural icon, recently ventured out into the world of business with his new brand Pleasing. The singer has increasingly been noticed for his experiments, ...


Travelling the world through the power of food

29th December 2021

Elena Adams shares why she thinks that trying new food is the best part of travelling. People travel for many reasons; the weather, scenery, tourist attractions, and to experience different cultures. But, if you’re anything like me, then the best reason is the food. It could be in a local restaurant, or a food truck ...


Why do we feel pressure to read the classics?

28th December 2021

Elena Adams questions whether we should read the classics just because we feel we should. Classic literature is intimidating. They’re full of big confusing words, can be a bit dull at times, and are (for the most part) full of dark and depressing imagery. Of course, that’s not always the case but classics aren’t classics ...


Is faux the way to go?

19th December 2021

Elena Adams weighs up the pros and cons to wearing animal products in a time where ethical and sustainable consumption is in the spotlight.  In the past, fur has been perceived as a symbol of wealth and status. However, in recent years many major fashion companies have banned it: Gucci in 2017, Versace in 2019 ...


Who decides the length of your shorts?

5th September 2021

Elena Adams delves into gendered issues surrounding sporting attire and the ridiculous double standards women experience when it comes to choosing what to wear Women’s clothing has always been used as a way to police women and their bodies. Consequently, it’s no surprise that this can be seen in the sporting community, even in the ...