UK Fashion

What Does 'The End of Hipster' Mean for 'Mipsterz'?

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Furquan Akhtar

Personal experiences of hipsters are a far cry from Williamsburg, New York but instead it was like watching pockets of East London being swallowed up by a swarm of skinny jean wearing, flat white drinking locusts. As preened men were dubbed "Metrosexuals" and "scallies" evolved into "Chavs"; in my circle "Indie" became "Hipster".

Are You Dreading the Beach This Summer? Time to #Ditchthebikinidiet and #Banthefaketan

BritChick Paris | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

How to get a bikini-perfect body in just three weeks is one of the main headlines adorning the covers of women's magazines at this time of the year. Alongside is a picture of a young woman with the perfect body frolicking on a beach. The article will then go into all the daily exercises you need to do, foods you need ‎to avoid and alongside display incy-wincy bikinis that only Gisele Bundchen could wear...

We Need More Disabled Models in Ad Campaigns

Jack Eyers | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Eyers

We filmed it at Scope's West Hampstead shop and had a great laugh making it. The other stars of the ad - the shop manager Cathy, volunteer Maureen and all the other people in the ad who react to my strip were great.

Mark Powell and the Ibiza Connection: Time to Modernise

Jason Holmes | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It's modernism in its purist form and the distilled vision of Mark Powell, a stylist and tailor whose sartorial individualism of thirty years standing has made itself known in places as far flung as New York City, Tokyo and Firenze.

Style Confidence

Dr Carolyn Mair | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Carolyn Mair

Without doubt, the power of fashion lies in its strength to communicate. We can use this power to promote our identity and to reinvent ourselves as well as give us more confidence. Our appearance is the primary basis for others' opinions of us and what we wear can impact our cognitive abilities.

It's In the Detail

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Charles-Jones

It's been about a week since I did my first blog post on here where I shared details of my latest collection, as well as some significantly down-played concerns about what on earth I'm going to do next with my shiny new MA qualification.

Make Up - It's Fake

Archie Damant | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Archie Damant

Makeup is the bane of any teenage girls life. It's made to seem like you'll gain confidence and become overall a better person. But really all it does is wreck your confidence and make you look a caked troll. Surely natural beauty is the way forward?

Suzy Menkes: Fashion's Most Esteemed Voice Comes to Vogue

Vogue.fr | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

In her new role as International Vogue Editor Suzy Menkes offers an exclusive insight into the world of fashion. An insider like no other, the British journalist and author holds a unique position in the world of fashion and is both respected and revered by designers, models, journalists, critics and fashion followers alike.

Weekend Shopping: Summer Denim

Sarah McGiven | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

From high end to high street, there are some great choices so step outside your jeans comfort zone and try some other denim styles. A shirt dress, these skate shoes and super hot denim heels are topping my wish list this weekend.

One Woman Gets 25 Photoshop Makeovers To Fit Worldwide Ideals Of Beauty

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Tech

A radio journalist has taken the interesting step to have herself photoshopped in 25 countries to make herself 'beautiful' according to each country. ...

Office Dress Code: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The working world is stressful enough without the added pressure of worrying about what to wear. It doesn’t help matters that businesses rely on...

How to Save Money And Shop Ethically

Wendy Graham | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Graham

The notion of ethical fashion has been gaining more and more ground recently, particularly since the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh last year. Yet Primark hit the news again yesterday with claims that a cry for help was stitched into the label of a £10 dress. The dressmaker claimed they were forced to work exhausting hours to keep up with our demand for cheap fashion...

Seven Things That Fashion School Can't Teach You

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

The world is filled with young talented people who dream of making it in fashion. They want to be the next star designer like Alexander McQueen or the next star stylist such as Micaela Erlanger and dress fabulous celebrities. With the best will in the world, fashion school cannot teach you all the skills you need to be successful. Here is what you won't learn....but what you will need.

Taking Off My Fashion 'L Plates'

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Charles-Jones

When I was choosing my GCSEs at school I remember thinking (very naively... naturally) "what can I choose that will help me get into the best fashion schools in the country?" That seemed to be the recurring question at every crossroads of my education and as I progressed the reality became more and more clear: this was going to be tough...

Dear 90s: Your Fashion Was 'Meh'.

Sophia Parsons | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Parsons

When Hadley Freeman, wordsmith at the end of the 'Ask Hadley' series on the Guardian, described the recent comeback of the 90s in fashion as an 'apocalypse', I was expecting to me met with exactly this. I was ready to be put in my place about the 90s hype that has been taking back over our wardrobes. Nope.

The Beauty of the White Shirt (The Best Representation of Life)

Rebecca Stevens | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Stevens

Who doesn't own a white shirt? Smart or casual, a white shirt always does the trick. And that goes for women as well as men. It was the white shirt that gave me a weird epiphany on the way home today. Sitting opposite me was a girl, in a white blouse and black jeans. Fairly plain yes.

See inside Vogue Paris June/July 2014

Vogue.fr | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

"The water is calm and clear, the bodies laid out on the sand sparkle with seaspray. Sun-drenched fantasy? No, it's the summertime. Our special issue brings a completely new approach to savoring the sunny coda that we long for all year", writes Emmanuelle Alt, Vogue Paris editor-in-chief...

Brazilian Style Icon- Carmen Miranda 1909-1955

Millicent Binks | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Millicent Binks

The world cup has kicked off in Brazil, so no doubt fashion this summer will pull some influences from the flamboyant Brazilians. The biggest style icon to ever come out of Brazil is indisputably the singer and actress Carmen Miranda. There is no star in history that has ever had a stronger signature style of colour, frivolity and fun.

You Don't Think You Needed Wireless Tech Trousers, But You Do

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Tech

Nokia has built some wireless-charging trousers. That's right, they're trousers that'll wirelessly charge your phone as you walk. Before you imagin...

The Launch of a Graduate Fashion Brand Unum Nulla

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katerina Zherebtsova

Marketing is both the holy grail and a nightmare of corporations and young designers alike, but especially the latter. Marketing puzzles most creative minds as an inconvenient afterthought, after the masterpiece has been produced and exhibited and much after the encouraging lights of the graduation shows have gone out.

From Fashion to Art: 'Normcore' at the Tate Britain

Morgan Meaker | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Morgan Meaker

Fashion is still buzzing with the idea of 'Normcore' - a trend cemented by Kim Kardashian's appearance on the cover of Vogue. Suddenly the emphasis has shifted from supermodel to reality star; chiffon to denim; effort to effortless.

Dress That Goes See-Through When You Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech

This dress may make you think twice before sending that tweet of your lunch as the more you share online the more it becomes transparent. The rathe...

The State of the Statement: What Do Your Clothes Say About You?

Madame Allsorts | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madame Allsorts

Regardless of how stylish you are, or how stylish you wish to be, the undeniable need to wear clothing is apparent. We are in the era where nudity and nature's uniform is no longer acceptable - so we are forced to cover what our mother's gave us with at least one garment or another.

7 Business Lessons From Designer Paul Smith

Maite Baron | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

Paul's worked in a men's clothing wholesalers, but his real passion was cycling and he hoped to be a professional racing cyclist. When he was 17, he had an accident that put an end to this ambition. While in hospital, he made friends with some 'arty types' and his life had just taken him in an entirely new and unexpected direction.

Hats Off the the Racing Season - Millinery in the UK

Gemma A. Williams | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gemma A. Williams

To curate an exhibition of headwear is to capture moments in millinery history. The United Kingdom, with its formal dress occasions and historical class system, has a long and intriguing relationship with hats and headwear.