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Laura Brown
Courtauld Institute Of Art (University of London)

Hello! I recently completed a postgraduate diploma at the London School of Journalism and I graduated from the Courtauld Institute of Art last summer.

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A recent report showed a link between social media and the rise in popularity of cosmetics procedures in the UK.

Social media and cosmetic procedures: how are the pressures of body image affecting us?

A recent report showed a link between social media and the rise in popularity of cosmetics procedures in the UK.

Femininity is often associated with weakness; this negatively impacts people of all genders.

Why men need feminism too

Femininity is often associated with weakness; this negatively impacts people of all genders.

‘A woman has no need to be perfect or even beautiful to wear my dresses. The dress will do all that for her.’

Review: Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion @ V&A

‘A woman has no need to be perfect or even beautiful to wear my dresses. The dress will do all that for her.’

Via an American diner and a 1980s living room.
A modern day fairytale about fame, social media, and self-worth.

Creative Saturday: Laura Brown - The Famous Curse

A modern day fairytale about fame, social media, and self-worth.

These body-positive men are encouraging people to love themselves and their bodies.

7 body-positive men you need to follow on Instagram

These body-positive men are encouraging people to love themselves and their bodies.

Victoria Graham is using her public profile to give more visibility to the realities of living with an invisible illness.

Victoria Graham: the US beauty queen raising awareness of invisible illnesses

Victoria Graham is using her public profile to give more visibility to the realities of living with an invisible illness.

When GSM London student Denny Anthony became dissatisfied with unpractical and unfashionable bags for men, he decided to design a new, alternative pouch bag.

Denny Anthony: the student designer rethinking the look and style of men's bags

When GSM London student Denny Anthony became dissatisfied with unpractical and unfashionable bags for men, he decided to design a new, alternative pouch bag.

Zhenya Nikolova, Laura Brown and Ettie Stevenson explain whether they are for or against trendiness and why.

Debate: Are fashion trends hot or not?

Zhenya Nikolova, Laura Brown and Ettie Stevenson explain whether they are for or against trendiness and why.

Sonnet Stanfill is taking on the boys’ club and addressing the issue of gender inequality within the museum sector’s leading positions.

Interview: Sonnet Stanfill

Sonnet Stanfill is taking on the boys’ club and addressing the issue of gender inequality within the museum sector’s leading positions.

From Florence to London,  here's what I wore this week.

What I wore this week: Laura Brown, Assistant Fashion Editor

From Florence to London, here's what I wore this week.

An image of the advert was shared  by Muireann O’Connell on Twitter yesterday and has quickly gone viral.

Viral tweet calls out Zara for using slim models in 'Love your Curves' campaign

An image of the advert was shared by Muireann O’Connell on Twitter yesterday and has quickly gone viral.

Created for The Fifth Sense, JellyWolf envisions the scent of CHANEL N⁰5 L’EAU as a striking sight.

Alma Har’el translates scent into sight in her short film JellyWolf

Created for The Fifth Sense, JellyWolf envisions the scent of CHANEL N⁰5 L’EAU as a striking sight.

Missoni brought pussyhats onto the catwalk and into the limelight.

Pussyhats turn catwalk into a Women’s March at Milan Fashion Week Missoni show

Missoni brought pussyhats onto the catwalk and into the limelight.

For singletons, Valentine’s Day isn’t always the most fun. These anti-Valentine’s fashion pieces will get you through 14th February in style.

8 top anti-Valentine's fashion picks

For singletons, Valentine’s Day isn’t always the most fun. These anti-Valentine’s fashion pieces will get you through 14th February in style.

Hazel Symons discusses her award-winning graduate collection, her love of fashion, and gives advice to any young people considering a career in fashion.

Interview: Hazel Symons

Hazel Symons discusses her award-winning graduate collection, her love of fashion, and gives advice to any young people considering a career in fashion.

StyleLikeU is an international movement led by Lily Mandelbaum and her mother Elisa Goodkind, encouraging self-acceptance and self-love.

StyleLikeU: The body-positive movement revealing What’s Underneath

StyleLikeU is an international movement led by Lily Mandelbaum and her mother Elisa Goodkind, encouraging self-acceptance and self-love.

As the central idea of Painted Faces appears to be that hiding a model’s ethnicity achieves peace, Petyt is showing a worrying naivety.

Why erasing ethnicity is never the answer: a response to 'Painted Faces, The Colors of My Skin'

As the central idea of Painted Faces appears to be that hiding a model’s ethnicity achieves peace, Petyt is showing a worrying naivety.

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