The glitter game

There was a dark era in my adolescence (ages 10-15 I’m looking at you) where there was no glitter to brighten up my life. In an effort to escape anything juvenile or overly conspicuous that might hinder my attempts to blend in with the crowd, glitter was left firmly behind in my childhood as I […]

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British versus French

It has become a somewhat worn-out stereotype that the French, and especially the Parisians, dress well. However questionable this cliché is, it is interesting to see what it tells us about French culture and social behaviour. I was born and went to school in Paris, and I remember that in our English class we were […]

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Oxstu interview: Students of design SODS

This week, our Fashion Editor Sherry Chen gets in touch with Students of Design  (SODS), a newly-established, multi-distribution and marketing platform generating opportunities for talented students and young designers. The founders of SODS, Anoesjcka, Lindy, and Michelle, come from very different backgrounds, but are brought together because of a shared passion for fashion and design. […]

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The intern dress code

It is this time of the year when you start getting emails like, “a huge range of exciting internship opportunities will be made available for application”, “as an intern you will gain fascinating insights into this field”, or “you will have the chance of working with the company directors and getting firsthand workplace experience”. But […]

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High brow/High fashion

For when the only front row seat you have is in the Bod. It’s the fifth consecutive day in your sixth form jumper and sweatpants: Cicero has preceded Céline, Bentham reigns above Balenciaga, Voltaire sits smoother on the tongue than Jean Paul Gaultier. It’s assumed that haute couture has no place in the depths of […]

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Dreams of Splendour

It is a fickle world, the fashion world. One where ambition, talent and hard work have been considered for decades the passepartout to success. Figures like Giorgio Armani are still a great inspiration to young girls and boys who live surrounded by stashes of Vogue and dream of conquering Paris. More than fifty years ago […]

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Intern workwear hacks

Is the prospect of cobbling together a re-hash of your subfusc for internship interviews getting you down? Get a load of these hacks for officewear to help you avoid looking like you’ve just pulled your old school trousers out from the back of the wardrobe. The trouser suit is having a renaissance – Long gone […]

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Always smoking

“He strains too hard to convince the world he is hand-and-hand and eye-to-eye with the very young” was New York Times writer Gloria Emerson’s biting critique of Yves Saint Laurent’s “Pop Art” collection of 1966. The pop art Warhol dresses, called “lumpy” at the time, are now fully recognised as an iconic fusion of art […]

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