A key theme throughout my work is the use of fashion for self-actualisation. I am fascinated about what clothing reveals about the wearer but also, how clothing can be used as a way of reshaping identities. All my projects are based within history and each draw upon the past to say something meaningful about culture today. During the course I have presented my paper ''Women in the Kitchen: The Performativity of Modern Living'' at the International SPACE conference, I have collaborated with National Trust property 'Calke Abbey' on the curation of the 'sublime', I have explored the regency dandy Beau Brummell and his use of style to ascend the classes. My thesis topic ''Fashioning Entry: Women in the Male Sphere 1890-1915'' explores women's relationships with the modern at the fin-de-siecle and how 'fashion' helped them forge a female path into modernity. I want to work within the arts and heritage sector upon graduation - either as a researcher or as a curator.