One size does not fit all

Tall, short, big, small; women of all shapes and sizes work together, live together and walk down the street together, yet upon entering high-street stores together, they are forced to split. Judged unable to shop together, separated by ‘petite’ and ‘plus’ sections, women are divided by these labels, by a fashion industry one-sidedly depicting an […]

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Are runway beauty trends relevant?

Just like the clothing, beauty trends on the runways often push the boundaries of what is considered the norm. This is part of what is so exciting about watching the various runway-shows each season; the new and unique styles that designers have dreamt up to adorn their models. Many of the featured clothing looks you would never dare to wear on a […]

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OxStu tries contouring

It wasn’t long ago that contouring was merely a feature of topography and the only means of changing one’s bone structure was through plastic surgery. Yet the art of contouring has emerged from the shrouded toolkit of professional make up artists as of late. It’s initial steps were choreographed by high-end makeup designers; the Kevin Acoin Sculpting powder, Charlotte Tilbury and Smashbox. […]

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“Each body is ready!”

In many ways the ideal of the bikini body is like the Gold standard of currency. Many people carry an intimation of this value, though it doesn’t look quite the same and society doesn’t deem it to be the same standard as the reserves. Whilst the idea of a stock of females with the perfect […]

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The new model ‘Brat pack’

Certain models can be seen to symbolise different eras in fashion; Twiggy epitomises sixties mod, Iman established herself as a supermodel in the 1980s, for the nineties it was the chique gaunt Kate Moss and for the noughties the glowing Gisele. Today there is a band of young, influential models climbing the fashion ranks. Kendall […]

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Eternal Elegance-Audrey Hepburn

I will never tire of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The opening sequence, the rendition of moon river, the lost cat that leads to the kiss in the rain – it’s all simply magical. The story alone is great but I can’t imagine that Capote’s novel about a call girl would have achieved such cult status if […]

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The Wide-Legged Trouser: Revolutionizing Female Fashion in 2015

The wide-legged trouser: ‘Bellbottoms,’ ‘Gauchos,’ or ‘Palazzo pants’ (whatever they may be called) has become a recurring style trend through out the numerous decades of the fashion world. This past year, the international runways of Fashion week were dominated by the ‘boho-chic’ style of the 1970’s. Designers, such as, Ralph Lauren, Proenza Schoeler and Christian […]

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