The Yahtorialist

by Thomas Cuthbertson A friend came to visit me in Oxford last weekend. Having grown up in a small Northumberland town, I have, to this day, stayed close friends with people I have been with since nursery school. One such friend thus has the unparalleled low-down on all of my quirks, foibles and peccadillos. Yet […]

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Perou: an anti-fashion photographer

For someone who claims to be shy, an American flag-print onesie is a bold choice for a visit to The Oxford Union, particularly when paired with a portable pink neon sign that reads, ‘PEROU’. But Perou is all about the brand. From the blink-and-you-still-can’t-miss-it outfit to the nonstop twitter updates, he makes it difficult to […]

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OxStu on… festival chic

By Arpita Ashok Mud, music and making love (in the artistic sense, of course…): festival season is upon us. This might seem like a look that doesn’t have its foundations in fashion. Firmly rooted in the cheap and cheerful and sometimes the completely unfashionable, it may seem difficult to find catwalk inspiration. However, take a […]

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Style survival: a strategic affair

By Aleks Cvetkovic Shopping, as I have recently been discovering, is a tactical business. At heart, we’re all creatures of habit. A little consideration can reveal the realities behind the myriad of shopping strategies that we all employ to ensure our wardrobes hit the spot this Summer. Firstly, somewhere out there ensconced in their exquisitely […]

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The Yahtorialist

By Thomas Cuthbertson Going to London always puts me in something of a tizz. Within minutes of arriving in the capital, the perennially disorientated provincial that I am, I discover – with a constantly renewed disappointment I’m sure was shared by Dick Whittington – that the streets of London are in fact not paved with […]

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Shoot: Welcome to Wonderland

Styling: Grace Buck, Kathryn Gilbert and Aleks Cvetkovic Photographer: Dan Fox Models: Leonore Carron-Desrosiers, Constantina Marshall, Edward Mole and Jonathan Davis With thanks to Oxford Botanic Gardens Jonathan wears shirt by Zara; vintage smoking gown; trousers by Austin Reed; vintage top hat and scarf. Leonore wears dress (worn as blouse) by Next; dress by Manoush. […]

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Style O’Clock: Baroque

Styled by Raffaella Tomassi Photography by Adam Russell The Milan Autumn/Winter show this year was dazzled by Dolce and Gabbana’s Baroque creations (for those unsure as to what exactly this involves see this). Yet, you ask me, how am in supposed to incorporate this onto my wardrobe, especially as its not actually Autumn or Winter, […]

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OxStu on… baroque

By Arpita Ashok This is not the season for wallflowers. Whether it’s adding a little luxe to your sporty look, sparkling in sequins or smoldering with a vampish lip, it’s clear that extravagance is in the air. And nothing says all-eyes-on-me more than Baroque. Once seen only on the Versace catwalks, occasional period dramas or […]

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Retro: you’re brand new

By Aleks Cvetkovic Vintage fashion? Nowadays, it’s just that; ‘vintage’. The love of retro style is nothing new, having developed far beyond a seasonal trend; the retro scene has been around for years and is now no longer a fleeting fancy but an ever-popular industry in itself. The challenge with any industry is how to […]

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The Yahtorialist

By Thomas Cuthbertson The briefest of etymology lessons is really all that is required to confirm a statement of irrefutable fact. The word “corduroy” is said to be an anglicised corruption of the French corde du roi; an origin that amply confirms the kingly status of this reliably furrowed fabric. So sought after are its […]

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