I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Courtney Act

I have written about my love of drag before in a Monday post dedicated to Bianca Del Rio, the Queen of Queens. I love everything about drag and I think that I always have; from a childhood spent watching Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon disguising themselves as women in Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959), to the gay club hostesses … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… She-Ra

Or ‘Sheila’ as a younger version of myself originally misheard. Yes, you can imagine my Mother’s amusement as her young daughter ran around the living room squeaking about how she was now SHEEEEEIIILAAAAAA, the Princess of Power. The 1980s really was a golden age of overblown children’s television and I am so glad that I grew up with it. Hopefully, … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Stan Lee

A topic that I am genuinely qualified to write about, I can think of no better use for my fancy Film Degree than to pay tribute to the great Stan Lee, who died last week at the grand old age of 95. It is hard to express just how significant Stan Lee’s contribution to comic books and Superhero Movies was … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… KISS

What can I say? I guess I like my music with a little bit of performance attached! You can keep all of your bands who look like they just fell out of bed and onto the stage – bring me your Bowie, your Lady Gaga, and your KISS. The Hottest Band in the World are touring the world next year, … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Dita Von Teese

On Saturday night, I attended a Burlesque show in London. I have been to countless such shows but this one was special; the venue was the iconic London Palladium and the headline performer was the equally iconic Dita Von Teese. Not since Gypsy Rose Lee has a single name been so synonymous with Burlesque. I am willing to bet that … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Naomi Alderman

I got catcalled at St Pancras Station on Tuesday night – it was nothing significant on the sliding scale of general everyday bullshit but irritating nonetheless. Any woman will know that even a ridiculous comment such as ‘hey, cheeky girl’ can be delivered to rhyme with something far more intimidating. It’s all par for the course and something I am … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Amber Butchart

On Friday, I was lucky enough to attend a talk by fashion historian Amber Butchart about Charles II and his impact on men’s fashion. Combining my love of all things seventeenth century with my love of fashion, this was always going to peak my interest and I have become something of a fan of the rather wonderful Amber. I get … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Absolute Bowie

I think about David Bowie a lot. I talk about David Bowie more than I probably should. I don’t think I write about David Bowie enough. This can be partly explained by his death – an event that I am still able in many ways to pretend never happened – and partly by a feeling of complete inadequacy. Far clevererer … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Louis XIV

Today’s post will be a brief one as I am currently on holiday… my first proper getaway in many many years. I have spent the past few days exploring the city and Palace of Versailles with Chris. How could I not want to bake a cake for King Louis XIV of France and Navarre (1643 – 1715), a Monarch who … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Shirley Manson

On Saturday night, I was lucky enough to see Garbage play live for the first time, having loved them since my teens. At this point I should ask anyone who has tickets to see Garbage play this week (I know they have a big London date on Friday) to click away and come back later as I do not want … Read More