UK Fashion

Can I Be a Feminist and a Fashion-Lover?

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

Being a 21st Century feminist can come with many contradictions. I'm a feminist, but I love Gossip Girl, the main storyline of which is an essentially abusive relationship (Chuck and Blair). I'm a feminist, but I listen to Childish Gambino. I'm a feminist, but if I choose to get married, I want my father to walk me down the aisle.

More Than a Label: Championing a Cause Not Becoming the Cause

Anne-Marie Kruk | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anne-Marie Kruk

Christmas is without a doubt my favourite time of year. I love the Christmas lights and the spectacular window displays. Let's face it; it is the one time a year when we have an excuse to be a kid again!

Are Plus Size Magazines Really Needed In 2014?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For years, plus size women have fought a losing battle with the world of fashion, whose preconceptions of womanhood are often far from realistic. S...

A Street Style Journey: What Defines British Youth Style..?

Paul Drury | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Drury

89:14 has been curated by youth archivist Tony Turk to celebrate 25-years of iconic British streetwear brand Boxfresh and runs from December 4th to 7th. The exhibition will document the real reasons people chose a certain look and how trends can connect and mutate; creating tribes from the catwalk to the street.

Outdated and Unreliable: Cosmetic Testing on Animals

Harriet Williamson | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harriet Williamson

I'll start with a disclaimer: I love makeup. I love it, but I can't justify buying a product that isn't essential to my life, that has been developed by companies responsible for the suffering and death of animals, regardless of how good the discount is or whether Kate Moss appears in the advert.

Pampered Pooch: Addresses and accessories for your dog

Vogue.fr | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

With accessories from Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and Gucci, celebrity trainers on Instagram, food and grooming tips on Pinterest and chic city hotspots promising five-star treatment, it is safe to say our dogs have never been so fashionable.

It's Harder Being a Man, Right?

Philip T. Wylonis | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Philip T. Wylonis

Men are supposed to take 10 seconds to get ready. Why? Because everything goes together: shirts, jumpers and skinny jeans or chinos - et voila: the professional Scandinavian late-twenties hipster reincarnated.

It May Not Be Catwalk But It's Still Designer

Rebecca Glenapp | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Glenapp

In a brief hiatus from the gorgeous spectacle of fashion month, it's also worth looking at those designers who might never show on the catwalk and what their role is in fashion industry. I'm talking about the kind of designer classed as 'independent' or 'boutique'.

Inspired by Women, Fashion, Power

Antonia O'Brien | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia O'Brien

On arrival you move through corsets, shoes and dresses that map the story of fashion: from Cleopatra to Michelle Obama via Twiggy and Marlene Dietrich.

'Women Fashion Power' Exhibition at Design Museum Does Not Always Get Balance Right

Victoria Sadler | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Design Museum's new exhibition Women Fashion Power examines how female fashion has changed in line with emancipation and showcases examples of how powerful women have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world. But by including the word 'power' in their exhibition title, I can't help but feel the Museum has set itself up for a fall.

Lucy Sherriff

Faith Feminism And Fashion: The Christian Women's Magazine Breaking Every Stereotype

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Faith, feminism and fashion; three words you don't usually hear in the same sentence - and a perception the newly launched bi-annual Magnify magazine ...

Why Not Going to University Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

Natasha Colyer | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Colyer

If I could offer someone on the cusp of their twenties any advice, I would say don't just go with a generic life plan because it 'looks right' or because it's 'what everyone else is doing.' Take time to think about what you want to achieve and how you are going to get there... Sometimes you have to sidestep the safe option and take a risk.

Top Tips for Dressing for a Winter Wedding...

Simon Glazin | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Glazin

It's always a tricky thing, dressing for winter weddings, you never know how many layers to actually throw on, but it's definitely time to have a bit of fun too.

'Tis the Season to Be Sleek and Stylish

Antonia O'Brien | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia O'Brien

It happened so fast: the clocks went back, Halloween fast forwarded onto November and suddenly the party season arrived. For many of us December is a festive blur of work parties, dinners and Christmas shopping; I can't really help with the latter but I can come up with some sleek styling ideas so you look and feel fantastic, even after that sixth Prosecco...

30 Snazzy Christmas Jumpers For Men And Women

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing says Christmas like a good old festive knit. From Ron Weasley's monogrammed maroon number to Mark Darcy's reindeer roll neck in Bridget Jo...

Elsa Schiaparelli: A Life Well Lived

Ben Mirza | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Mirza

Described as being "modern and sleek as a skyscraper" Elsa Schiaparelli was a tour-de-force in her day. A fashion designer extraordinaire, who pioneered avant-garde fashion, from knitwear to couture, and collaborated with some of the greatest creative minds of the 20th century...

Should I Dust Off My Killer Heels?

Susan Leigh | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Reading that Belinda Earl, the style director of Marks and Spencer, says that women should ditch their uniform power dressing suits in favour of more comfortable attire has made me reflect on my penchant for comfortable footwear, shoes and sandals that enable me to move quickly from one place to the next. Perhaps I'm not so out of touch after all!

The Skinny: Jeans With Staying Power

Julie Hurst | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Hurst

For almost ten years now, skinny jeans have had a sartorial strangle hold on our wardrobes. Despite the fashion press declaring the style 'dead' on a regular basis, we continue to favour the skinny over all other styles. But given the fickle nature of fashion, why has this particular jean stood the test of time? What's the secret to its staying power?

Vogue Paris' Fall Fashion Guide

Vogue.fr | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

As the cold weather starts to bite it's easy to choose comfort over style and lose track of the season's trends. With fur-lined parkas, cosy knitted sweaters and chic rollnecks a-plenty, Vogue.fr have all the solutions to your winter wardrobe woes as we round up some of the hottest Fall fashions for 2014.

The Nail Polish That Detects Date-Rape Drugs

Becky Hopper | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

Women certainly shouldn't have to do anything in order to 'avoid being raped.' A woman staggering around in a drunken stupor, no nail polish to be seen, isn't an open invitation for a man to just do whatever he fancies.

The Fashionable Student: How to Update Your Look Without Buying Anything

Natalie Turco-Williams | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Natalie Turco-Williams

Along with the cold, rain and wind - the halfway mark of first term also brings with it the somber student loan drought we've all come to hate. You might as well say goodbye to the high street, as the closest you'll actually get to shopping is your breath fogging up the window, as you press your nose up against the glass, drooling over garments you could have owned if you had enough money.

Knitwear From Chanel to Vivienne Westwood

Juliet Bernard | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Bernard

It celebrates the emergence of the technology to produce fine knitted fabrics or jerseys which revolutionised fashion; in the 1920s drape was essential to 'the look' and was achieved best by knitwear often in the very new man-made fibres...

#VogueEmpower in India: It Starts With You

Vogue.fr | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

A new social awareness initiative is igniting desire for change the world over, with a colourful campaign to encourage people to think, talk and act on issues surrounding women's empowerment in India. From inspiring real-life stories, to interviews with India's most powerful voices, it's not only raising awareness that's at at the core of Vogue India's mission.

Five Fashion Forward Apps

Georgie Barrat | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

They may use generic computer generated images of what style you should don, but just knowing that you'll need a light jacket with a scarf, brings you one step closer to answering the daily question of "WHAT SHALL I WEAR TODAY?"

You CAN Wear Leathers Over 50

Donna Ida Thornton | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Ida Thornton

One sure-fire way to start a heated fashion debate is to discuss leather jeans. They are the marmite of the fashion world - you either love them or you hate them. I have heard many strong opinions on how women of a certain age shouldn't wear leather jeans.