UK Fashion

How to Recycle Your Wardrobe for This Autumn/Winter?

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

Ahh, the freshness of the air, the last days of sun, and the leaves on the trees will soon start to turn brown, and lose hints of their green. This can only mean one thing: autumn and winter are on the way. Don't be depressed, this is an open door for your style transformation!

Lulu Guinness's Top Ten Fashion-Meets-Art Moments

Tate | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

The British accessories fashion designer Lulu Guinness OBE shares her top ten moments where the worlds of art and fashion collide following a recent visit to Mondrian and his Studios at Tate Liverpool...

Not So Fast Fashion

Julie Hurst | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Hurst

Treasuring our clothes doesn't have to mean an end to shopping. Far from it! But what it does mean is not settling for second best. So next time you find yourself heading for a fast fashion fix, why not take a step back from the rail and simply ask yourself, is this item truly worthy of my wardrobe?

French Obsessions: Monsieur London

Liza Bel | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liza Bel

When you want to buy a little black dress, in Paris you would go to rue Faubourg St Honoré; but when you need a finely cut men's suit in London, it's Saville Row that would be your destination. Home to gentleman's clubs and the most famous dandies of all times, the British capital is still proudly living up to its status of the capital of men's fashion.

Christian Dior Advertises For Six Month 'Reception Intern', Who MUST Have English As First Language

The Huffington Post UK | Ellie Dierking | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Christian Dior, one of the world’s leading names in fashion, has advertised a six-month internship at its office in London – but along with some c...

Is What We See Really Real?

Meaghan Kausman | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Meaghan Kausman

I wasn't offended or upset that they didn't like my body in particular, rather I was upset for all the women out there that society has been telling are not good enough if they are not extremely thin. This led me to the question of "how did we get here?" It wasn't so long ago that Marilyn Monroe was celebrated for her beautiful curvy body. Fast forward in time and we are here, where beauty is equated to being thin.

Zara Forced To Pull Striped 'Sheriff' Shirt After 'Holocaust Design' Outrage

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK

The Zara fashion chain has withdrawn a striped shirt for children featuring a "sheriff" star after its design sparked an almighty backlash due to its ...

Spending the Round Pound - A Plus Size Girls Guide to Shrewd Shopping

Becky Barnes | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Barnes

There has been much talk in the past month about the plus size woman, how and where she should be spending her hard earned cash and which brands deserve it. Plus size blogger Chastity Garner of Garner style, this month called to arms fellow chubs to boycott American store Target on account of them revealing yet another designer collaboration with no plus sizes in sight.

Tote Bags: Why Do We All Carry Them?

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

Cotton tote bags are every woman's very public fashion faux pas. We're all guilty of carrying them, all obsessed with their practicality and ALL in denial over just how old and grubby they look... this whole secondary black tote bag trend has completely taken over. Even Lena Dunham is doing it.

Five Plus Size Bloggers You Might Not Know About But Should

Debz Aiken | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Debz Aiken

There is no shortage of lists online that can give you recommendations of blogs to read and bloggers to pay attention to. These lists always contain my favourite bloggers and it's great to see other people enjoying them too!

The Ups and Downs of Being a Fashion Intern

Victoria Drysdale | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Victoria Drysdale

The days were long, tedious and rather tiring and I quickly learnt that everything I had heard about being a fashion intern was frighteningly true. The lows are lower than low, but the highs are pretty darn great... "If I can do this and still love this industry, than this is the industry for me."

US Vogue Features First Non-White, Non-Celeb Model On September Cover In 25 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Bethann Hardison's diversity campaign has highlighted the lack of racial diversity in the fashion industry and it looks like US Vogue may have finally...

The Tomboy Woman Is the New Sexy

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

The Tomboy style is often misunderstood and negatively viewed. This style is often perceived as a symbol of feminism, violence or characterised women with different sexual orientation. However, I discovered a brand, Wildfang, who made the tomboy attitude looks so sexy and cool.

What's Behind The New Girl Guide Uniform?

The Huffington Post | Tasha Kleeman | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Girlguiding recently commissioned five students from Arts University Bournemouth to design a new uniform for their guides, with the aim of promoting b...

Tinder and the Problem With Beauty Being Only Skin Deep

Neely Reyes | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neely Reyes

Despite spending the majority of my waking life in front of my laptop, phone or tablet I'm usually too busy to indulge in personal social networki...

Benji WZW: My Designs Are For Anyone Who Breathes Bad Dreams

Rhiannon Davies | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Davies

The Leake catches up with the designer who creates for "anyone who breathes bad dreams" ahead of his runway show at Toronto Mens Fashion Week. Welcome to the world of Benji WZW...

Exploitation in the Modelling Industry Is Still Very Real

Neely Reyes | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neely Reyes

But it's the one or two that do take advantage of the wannabees that ruin the reputation of the industry for the rest of us. It doesn't take much for the media to make the modelling industry public enemy number one and sadly the negative stories will always get more exposure than the many honest people working in the industry that are helping to secure their models a good working wage.

The Kimono: One Top Three Looks

Louise O'Reilly | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise O'Reilly

Kimonos have been a popular number this year, one that I have underestimated in the past in terms of versatility. It works from day to night, whether you're in the city or escaping on a holiday of sun, sand and cocktails. A big factor to working a kimono is choosing the right style, one which you feel you can work into your wardrobe easily.

Fashion Internships: Not the Devil Wears Prada Edition

Madalina Ciobanu | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madalina Ciobanu

People were friendly and joked around, no one snapped at colleagues or interns, everyone said 'please' and 'thank you'. I was given articles to write and each of them was published on the website, with my byline. The online editor would take time to go through each article with me, explaining what I did right and what I could improve on, as well as teaching me how to use the CMS, Google Analytics etc.

Running a Boutique Model Agency

Neely Reyes | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neely Reyes

There are 3 potential solutions to the presbyopia problem - multifocal contact lenses, monovision (One contact lens for distance vision and one for reading), or a combination of single vision distance contact lenses with reading spectacles.

Heat Wave Style Observations: The Good, the Bad and the Bang on Trend

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

Having an actual British summertime is amazing. On the matter of style, it's all too easy to throw everything up in the air and opt for something cool and comfortable - I get this, I really do - but in the last few weeks I've seen some real no-nos.

To Pocket or Not to Pocket...

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tarun Sakhrani

To be honest, I never even really thought about my shirts. It's a shirt, it serves a purpose, which is to not show up at the office naked... If I liked the color and it fit, consider it bought... Of course it had to be comfortable too. But a pocket? Really?

How to Become a Successful Fashion Designer?

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

Fashion is a fascinating business, one so versatile that it can collaborate with any type of industry. In the past I worked with Suzuki cars to create a colour psychology car test to help their clients identify the car that suited them best based on their colour preferences.

What's Next in Unrealistic Expectations of Women?

Annaliese Watkins | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annaliese Watkins

Today, we're looking at a society of females prepared to go to extreme lengths to comply with the so-called ideal - an ideal which is realistically unobtainable for most. Alba's tight-lacing routine was a response not-only to the pressure desire to achieve an hourglass figure, but also to trim down to her pre-baby weight in record speed.

'I Stand By My Work' Says Indian 'Bus Rape' Photographer

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

An Indian photographer who released a fashion shoot echoing the 2012 gang rape and murder of a young woman on a bus has defended his work, saying it w...