Elley West


The September Beauty Edit

There’s never a better time to freshen up your look than the start of a new semester. We’ve gathered a few of the latest trends in beauty for you to consider adding to your makeup wardrobe. Blue This is a style we absolutely love here at Venue and are sure to be trying out. Previously…


NYFW: style fresh from the runway

Venue are writing this from our glamorous suite in New York, hot off the streets from a long day of show-watching, front-row gazing and hobnobbing with all the it girls. That or we’re sat hunched in our student bedroom, surrounded by magazines and endless open tabs, hastily trying to find the most trendiest trends to…


Let it Glow

So it’s the holiday season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, even if it is freezing outside, and it is the only time when it’s acceptable to throw as much glitter at your face as possible. Hopefully you’ve got your Christmas party dress sorted,  probably something sequin-y if you’ve followed Venue’s advice, now…


Banishing the Binaries

Fashion is considered one of the most progressive and avant-garde industries and re-invention is one of its core principles. Developing and re-designing itself is what allows the machine to continue to thrive. So I find myself wondering how is it that such a forward-thinking industry can reinforce such old-fashioned ideals? I’m talking, of course, about…

Creative Writing, OldVenue

The Ceremony of Re-Naming

Your eyes chart me As though you’d never sailed forth before And I, on top, am your maiden voyage. We aren’t looking at each other much But in your eyes I see Behind the hoisted rigging, The ceremony of renaming is taking place: Your have practiced this, Sharpening your tools, So that your movements are…

Fashion, OldVenue

Coral Kisses and Peachy Pouts

Venue has picked the best of the high street to help you get to grips with this summer’s ultimate lip colour, orange. We have got something for everyone, from a bashful lick of balm to an ‘I-just-snogged-Tropicana’ pout. We love how effortless a lip-stain can look, and New York Colour’s Orange on the Go stain…

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