Sweet charity

“Oh my God, I love your skirt! Where did you get it?” “It was my mom’s in the ‘80s.” “Vintage, so adorable.” Regina George may have been insincere, but there is nothing like a compliment on something you are wearing to brighten up your day. I find that the compliment is even better when the […]

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Wearing your heart on your sleeve

In an industry notorious for its ignorance towards several different ethical problems, Katharine Hamnett’s name stands loudly and proudly apart from that of the typical designer, whose main concern is selling vast swathes of garments. Beginning in the early 1980s, Hamnett’s somewhat unorthodox approach to political activism skyrocketed her to fame; as the creator of […]

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My music style icon

Music and fashion have a long history of influencing each other. When one thinks back on the defining fashions of a decade, they are more often than not tied to the music which was being listened to. From punk to mods, grunge to New Romantics, what you listen to and what you wear are intrinsically […]

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Bring the house down

House music has increased in popularity in recent years and is particularly big among university students across the country. It differs to other music in the sense that a whole night, in a certain club, will be deemed a ‘house night’, specifically catering for the tastes of the group of people in attendance. In this […]

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This time it’s personal

In the past we could tell ourselves that the reason celebrities were far better dressed than the average person we saw walking down the street, was because they had money and this money could buy them a personal stylist. Personal stylists cover everything from red carpet glam to the chic yet effortless everyday outfit. This […]

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What to wear to the Oxford Union

Known primarily for shady elections and its ability to generate national news, The Oxford Union is also, surprisingly, host to one or two fashion-lovers, and I don’t just mean visits from Roberto Cavalli. The range in dress sense is certainly… interesting, to say the least. Navigating your way through the different style squadrons can be […]

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We’re onto a real winner

The line between designer and sportswear has become increasingly blurred.  Neon trainers and bomber jackets are swamping the Spring/Summer’14 collections and it has become clear that sportswear is no longer just for working out.  It has become more elegant and chic, creating a luxe sport trend which many designers have embraced.  It’s all about the […]

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It’s getting hot out here

Suddenly palm trees and pineapples are everywhere. The sunshine and positivity of the Caribbean has made its way over to the British Isles and is popping up all over the catwalk and high street alike. But it’s big, it’s bright and you’ll need to be bold to take the plunge. Level one: hot If it’s […]

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Necklines and nectarines

Marguerite Patten was one of the first ever TV chefs, showing thousands of Brits the vital role of women on the home front during World War Two. Rationing applied to both food and fashion – fabric was economized in printed day dresses. Fanny Cradock’s flamboyant, glamorous and eccentric style dominated through the seventies. In a […]

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