Cosmetic application is often considered to be frivolous, conformist, materialist, anti-feminist, transgressive and a key role in self- expression. Lloyd’s research explores and challenges the relationship between fashion, make-up and body image.
Her identification of the representations of beauty, size, age and ethnicity formulated by the media and fashion industry has led Lloyd to seek critical debate on the nature of transgression within fashion, celebrity, cosmetics and beauty.
A passion for social media has also informed and encouraged her approach to engaging with wide audiences, and Lloyd seeks to foster a cosmetic body and beauty debate that will engage academics and creative practitioners alike.
Clarke, P., Hodgson, P. & Lloyd, S. (2015). 'Beauty by Design: Fashioning the Renaissance'. Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh.
Lloyd, S. (2014). 'The Beauty of Sublime'. in: Zuburu, S. Dream Sequence. Germany. Seltmann & Sohne.
Conference papers, talks and presentations:
Lloyd, S. (2015). ‘Holding up a mirror to Bordones Women’. Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
Buckley, C. & Lloyd, S. (2014). ‘Chainsaws, blogging and the art of screaming. Heroes and monsters: extraordinary tales of learning and teaching in the arts and humanities'. The Higher Education Academy, Salford Quays, Manchester.
Buckley, C. and Lloyd S. (2014). ‘Blogging for Criticality’. 11th ALDinHE Conference: Learning Development Spaces and Places, University of Huddersfield.