This Electric Love

What we feel when we fall in love has always been a highly-charged question, writes Julie Mayhew.

All hail the Prince of Barkness

Annual canine-fest Crufts starts today in Birmingham. What better reason for comedian Juliet Meyers to extol the virtues of dogs...and one dog in particular?

A Month In The Countryside

From barking majors to minor earthquakes, Helen Walmsley-Johnson reflects on the latest rumblings in Rutland.

Styling It Out

Not having had much luck so far in her search for personal style, Sadie Hasler decides its time for some tough talk – and some epiphannying about.

Awesome Old Lady of the Week: Ruth Posner

October 1 is International Day of Older Persons. In the first of a series, Joanne Lau talks to a really awesome old lady.

In praise of caterpillars

Laura Sparling has avoided the plucking hell of over-eye hair maintenance thus far, but has taken a keen interest in the eyebrow trends expressing themselves around her. She was more than happy to wax lyrically (but not literally) about what she's learned.

Glad Rags: Tropical Chancer

In the latest of a series that sees Standard Issue writers celebrate the clothes that make them happy, Brydie Lee-Kennedy introduces the dress that just keeps on giving.

Styling It Out

There’s confusion and alarm ahoy in tit city as Sadie Hasler’s quest for personal style continues. There's also some skiing. And a couple of really lovely lippies.

A Moment’s Peace: The Lamb

Making the most of time by yourself is the mission of Standard Issue’s ever-increasing list of location recommendations to go when you have a moment’s peace. This week, Rebekah Staton gives the nod to her go-to London pub

The advice is Bond. Baby Bond

Her baby may still be firmly on the inside, but that hasn’t stopped the world and her midwife telling Catie Wilkins it’s time to start the bonding process.