For me and many women and men, the fashion industry is an addiction. Its constant reinvention keeps us captivated and eager for more. Looking beyond the glitter, the flashing lights and the clinking glasses of champagne, London Fashion Week is more than just fashion.
In the wake of London Fashion Week it is important to think about why it is that students are frequently too worried to study fashion. Look around fashion is everywhere and it is a big deal.
Brands entice consumers by selling not just the clothes but the aspirational lifestyle. However, my lifestyle as a disabled woman has never been considered by them, so how am I supposed to form a relationship with a fashion brand the way they want a consumer to?
This 'between season' period of fashion limbo is the perfect time to work out who we are, sartorially speaking, so that we make sure we avoid those expensive mistakes we may have made in the past, both in terms of cost and style.
Although Snoopy and co. first debuted as a comic strip in the 1950's, the 60's and 70's were the cartoon's heyday. In fact, Woodstock may have first popped up in the 1960s but he didn't actually get a name until 1970.
If the headlines are all you read, you'd think planet fashion had lost its grip on the reality of the job at hand - or that it never had one in the first place. Which is a shame because the reality is very much what's important to me.
Why do I bring this up? Well at a time when it looks like disabled people are claiming their rightful place in our society, I am worried that the ground we have made again could easily be lost. Especially if we forget that this ground is that which we already once held.
Dressing well however is something I do for me just as much as I do for third the parties I meet. It just makes me feel more confident, shallow you may say (and I can't disagree) but we all have our own ways of making life work for us.
My girlfriends and I booked our cinema tickets expecting a cinematic version of soft porn; heck, we were even promised a glimpse of Jamie Dornan's down-belows. Sad to say, that promise was big, fat and empty. One thing we did see a lot of however was Dakota Johnson's bare breasts, and even barer ribs. What a surprise I hear you cry! Breasts! What a given!
It's all very well to talk of animals in squalor and deprivation, but the IFF rarely gets any details it can investigate rather than just a carefully edited and helpfully anonymous video designed to tug on the heartstrings.
Fabolous, the Brooklyn born rap artist has built a name for himself over the years as the self styled prince of wordplay. Now following on from his addition onto the illustrious Roc Nation rosta and releasing a hot new tape The Young OG Project, he looks to now build a brand.
In the history of all of the most prestigious fashion magazines, it's a tradition re-think form, to shake things up in order to better highlight our strength of character: a unique and subjective angle on fashion, our luxury DNA, beauty expertise, bold approach, cultural choices and of course, the stars we represent on the cover like no-one else.
What I'm talking about, is my vulnerability to Seasonal Affective Disorder: a shortcoming rooted in a magpie like attraction to trends ill-fitting of the current season, leading to regular sartorial dissatisfaction throughout the year. Yes, you heard correctly. The cycle begins over fashion month.
We often indulge in the idea that clothes shopping is the ultimate therapy, and back in the good old days when shopping was simply a case of picking out something nice and heading to the bank of mom and dad for a quick cash withdraw - this would probably be true...
Wearable technology should mean more than Nike+ or Apple Watch. It should also mean technology that allows you to create and decide what to wear.
Now don't get me wrong - I am 100% behind the message that Tess sends out. She is a massive presence online in making people reevaluate beauty standards and she's a gorgeous girl. There are however two things that bug me about this whole story.