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Isabella Welch

Cherwell Fashion Arrives from the Future

Rania Kim, Wyn Shaw, Isabella Welch and Tucker Drew pose by the Zaha Hadid tunnel in St. Antonys for some retro-futurism in the world's...

Trashy Treasure – The power and politics of sexualised clothes for women throughout the ages

“We are not special. We are not crap or trash, either. We just are. We just are, and what happens just happens.” "Trash" in 1555...

Grown Ups Play Dress Up – The World of Live Action Roleplaying Costuming

Isabella Welch takes a look into the world of live action role-playing costumes

Art, Intimacy and the Avant-Garde

The Barbican displays different kinds of ‘modern couples’ in an immersive blend of love and art

The psychology of an evil stepmother

Is this classic archetype a thing of the past?

So that’s how Bandersnatch works, but did it snatch our respect?

From a design perspective, Bandersnatch falls into a lot of traps. Choices are quite infrequent and always binary, whereas it's standard for most interactive fiction games to allow you to choose almost every line of character dialogue. Isabella Welch discusses whether Bandersnatch is revolutionary or just manufactured hype on part of Netflix.

Escaping to Space

Isabella Welch discusses representations of space as a world better than our own

Do the pressures of Oxford University extend even to our wardrobes?

Same wardrobe, different location. How does home and University change our style?

Let’s Talk About: FOMO

FOMO is more real than we think it is

Travesties Preview – ‘I have never felt so threatened by a teacup’

Isabella Welch sees a lot of promise in a dynamic adaptation of Tom Stoppard's hidden gem