My desire for vintage clothing was ignited when I moved down to London at 18, with a case full of generic clothes and an ambition to 'find myself'. Three months and several trips to Camden and East London later, I arrived home to Scotland for my first holiday and my mum exclaimed "What on earth have you come dressed as?!"
In 2010, Domingo was named by Esquire magazine as one of its '7 Brilliant Brits', which led to his Spring/Summer collection of 2011 being showcased at Paris Fashion Week in the prestigious MC2 fashion showroom. His unique collections focus on the lines of a human body and mirror bone structure and the rhythm of muscle movement.
There's been a surge in interest in the street style of the Eighties and Nineties of late. There is currently a major exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum on Eighties club fashion and a few months ago there was a photo show at the National Portrait Gallery. Perhaps this is because we know we are unlikely to experience such individualism again.
Every once in a while, I stand in front of my wardrobe and hate everything in it. Things have either become too small, too big, too old or I just feel meh about them. Put this alongside some dubious fashion purchases that have only been worn once, or in some cases not at all, and suddenly the desire for new clothes becomes overwhelming.
Just over 12 months ago 'Styled By Africa' was still in its scribble stage. A time when myself and my best friend Alae Ismail were frantically scribbling brainstorms on bits of paper in university libraries between lectures, on the tube, even hiding in cupboards in our part time jobs to discuss our idea over the phone. A year later, and it has grown into a fully-fledged website highlighting creative businesses from Africa...
The most significant influence in recent years has been Kate Middleton whose impeccable fashion sense has been instrumental in boosting takings in British High Street tills, inspiring optimism in a flagging clothing industry. The Reiss fashion chain, for example, is reported to have increased its fortune by £5 million to £130 million after Kate wore its creations.
Whether you're a new graduate switching careers or a seasoned pro climbing the corporate ladder, job interviews can be an unnerving experience. And, whilst experience and a strong CV are essential to secure that initial interview, making a great first impression is also crucial. Here are some top tips on ensuring your outfit is as sharp as your patter.
In a media culture dominated by the ubiquitous voices of adult writers, bloggers, politicians and more it is incredibly refreshing to see a rise in the prominence of young and ambitious people, attempting to take some of the limelight, and shed it on their own important and equally interesting projects.