London fashion week came to a close last week. We have now seen what high end retailers will be selling in 6 months; high street brands will now rush to put out similar items, or copies of the designs unveiled on the catwalk…but should high street shops be allowed to get away with it? By copying those Gucci shoes from the runway, is Topshop … Continue reading Is Copying Couture Criminal?
What does it take to look effortless yet chic? To rock that #IWokeUpLikeThis vibe without actually appearing like you quite literally rolled out of bed? We look to the Queens of this ideal for guidance – Models. From Kendall Jenner’s wide range of denim jeans to Emily Ratjowski’s geekylish (yes I coined a new phrase for it) glasses – I don’t know about you but … Continue reading Model Off Duty: The It Girl’s Guide to a Casual Slay
Alexandra Shulman has edited the highly praised pages of British Vogue for more years than I have been alive. In the past 25 years, she has become as much an icon of modern fashion as the magazine itself has, seeing the publication through digital rebranding, increased diversity and artistic innovation. In honour of the ground-breaking work she has done, I thought it only appropriate to … Continue reading Alexandra Schulman relinquishes the ‘precious cargo’ that is British Vogue
With as little authority as I hold in designating the world’s ‘Fashion Icons’, I still proceed to list the eleven (apparently I am an awful decision maker) people that inspire the many with their style and their lives. Of course, this list isn’t by any means exhaustive – nor is it hegemonic – and thus I can do nothing but apologise for not including the … Continue reading Ten(Eleven) Style Icons You Should Know About…if I do say so myself
As the wild ride of the year 2016 draws to a close, reflection is unavoidable. What has happened? What does this mean? What have we learnt? It seems impossible to surmount the egregious events of a colossally game changing twelve months into just a few paragraphs. Maybe this is because I am yet still baffled by the nuances between right and wrong and good and … Continue reading Where does luxury fashion stand in a culture of abundance?
The term ‘androgyny’ is one that’s been thrown around the fashion industry for a while now. Whilst it has always existed, it is during the past few years that the androgynous style has really taken centre stage and the act of blurring lines between genders has been a major focus of fashion houses such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton. By definition, androgyny promotes gender … Continue reading The Art of Androgyny: Gender Fluidity in Fashion
Guest contributor Rishi Soneji takes us on a tour through the stylish, sultry wardrobe of grit-and-grime crime series Peaky Blinders. He offers us a personal insight into the stylistic choices of the show’s costume designer and lets us delve into his own wardrobe by putting together an outfit inspired by the dapper-edginess of the gang. Peaky Blinders packs a punch. Whether it be in the contemporary indie-rock … Continue reading A Study in Style: The fashion of ‘Peaky Blinders’
What if I told you you don’t need to be a celebrity earning millions every year to pull off amazing outfits? That’s right, no more complaining about not having enough money to be as stylish as Kendall Jenner. Here are some amazing outfits recreated with clothes from affordable shops: Lily Aldridge: leather denim combo. Kendall Jenner: velvet, leather & fur, all in one. … Continue reading Winter Looks For Less
They may wear pink on Wednesdays, but with Christmas round the corner even the meanest girls will trade their rosy wardrobes for a more festive (and obviously fetch) look! It may have been 12 years since we first saw them dance around to Jingle Bell Rock on our screens, yet still the classic red and white Santa hats matched with the synchronised red, faux fur … Continue reading A Mean Girls Inspired Christmas Dress Hunt
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Christmas parties, winter sales and of course, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. With even a countdown to the event (https://www.victoriassecret.com/fashion-show, for any of you interested). Each increasing year brings wider attention, and the 2016 show is heading down the runway of breaking records. Despite the show being days away, it has already managed to make history, … Continue reading Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Class of 2016