Jan 11, 2017
New year, new you? The selling of hope is big business – and none bigger than the business of getting smaller, says Vix Leyton.
Dec 14, 2016
In the run-up to the big tinselly bang, our writers check out some celluloid classics. Vix Leyton looks at Tim Burton’s little bit scary, little bit naughty, whole load of magic Halloween and Christmas mash-up.
Sep 23, 2016
Money makes the world go round. Well, according to Cabaret. And, um, capitalism. Vix Leyton picks her favourite money spinners of the record variety.
Sep 21, 2016
After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. Kitchen improvising turned into a firm favourite in Vix Leyton’s house.
Sep 13, 2016
Vix Leyton has always hated the tops of her arms, so she did something to take control and change that. Now she’s getting them out all over the shop.
Aug 12, 2016
With online shopping options getting even broader, will we soon be waving goodbye to the high street? Nah, says Vix Leyton.
Jul 11, 2016
Self love. A love that causes all sorts of inner turmoil and shit on Twitter. But why do we have such a hard time showing ourselves the sort of love we show our mates, asks Vix Leyton.
Jul 01, 2016
“PR! I PR things! People. Places. Concepts. Lulu!” So says Eddy in Ab Fab. But what’s the reality of being a PR and how does industry reality match up to fiction? Vix Leyton gives us the lowdown.
Jun 27, 2016
You’ve finished The Wire, Breaking Bad and The Killing but you’re still hungry for more boxsets. Fear not, Standard Issue writers are on the case with some gems you might not yet have seen. Vix Leyton tips her Welsh hat to Ruth Jones and James Corden.
May 06, 2016
Investing in decent underwear isn’t a frivolous indulgence when you consider the cost per wear, not to mention the relief from back and boob pain. Quidco’s Vix Leyton has the zeal of a convert.