Review of vintage shops in Oxford

Vintage shops can be confusing; piles of clothes shoved in between random home ware ornaments and handbags, misleading sizes (if any sizes at all), and that weird smell that lingers on the clothes. All of this and more the fashion team encountered on our tour of a few of Oxford’s vintage shops to bring you […]

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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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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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Real Retro: The Style of the 1980s Re-evaluated

It is universally acknowledged that the secret to looking original and alternative is to dig up dusty items from the previous decades in parents’ or grandparents’ closets, or by rummaging through charity shop back rooms.  No one is more comfortable with retro fashion than when pronouncing their interpretations of 1980s style. The fashion of the […]

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Costume Design for Chicago

  ‘Costume designing Chicago is amazing. We have a fantastic range of different outfits to show off; from burlesque show-girls to commonplace reporters to vaudeville outfits and the murderesses’ abstract apparel.  We wanted to use costume not only to inject colour onto the set, but also to reimagine the 1920s scene.   The musical, crossing […]

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My Sartorial Life 001

I found myself layering my dad’s shirt with my granddad’s cardigan the other day. Not only was it itchy and garish but I was wearing the dusty clothes of aged men. It just sounds wrong. However, the shirt in particular has become a key item of mine. I’ve worn it frequently this week around the […]

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Questionable Vintage

Someone once said, ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’. This image of unwanted possessions, not deemed good enough for oneself but fine for another, still taints charity shop clothing today. Many people chose to avoid going into charity shops to look for clothing due to the stigma that appears to be attached to it. […]

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