Fashion / 20/07/2021 Postmodernity and the Shortening of Fashion Cycles

“What goes around, comes around”. This famous saying is no truer than when speaking about the realm of fashion trends. It’s no secret that most of what we wear today was trendy 20 years ago – open up TikTok and you will almost undoubtedly find a teenager wearing something that closely resembles an outfit worn...

Fashion / 20/07/2021 How Internet “Aesthetics” Have Influenced My View on Self-Expression

You’re a young person in 2021 browsing through your TikTok ‘for you’ page. Perhaps it isn’t your ideal time-eater, yet the visuals generate a sense of awe unmatched by your daily life. You notice the kids dressed as a mall-goth or a woodland sprite and scratch your head, wondering how the internet generates so many...

Fashion / 04/05/2021 Fashion versus function in the video-game world

Have you ever been really into a scene in a game, and then noticed Lara Croft is wearing earrings? Or a necklace that could certainly get caught on a cliff edge or tree branch if she slips? And then instead of focusing on the game, you are thinking wouldn’t it be so much more practical...

Fashion / 04/05/2021 Ableism in the fashion industry: what needs to be done?

In the last few years, e-commerce images have become less photoshopped and more realistic. We are starting to see the human form represented on a relatable level with features like cellulite and stretch marks being embraced rather than hidden. With body positivity becoming more prevalent online, retail companies had to up their game and give...

Fashion / 04/05/2021 Khloe Kardashian and toxic beauty standards

Last week an unfiltered image of Khloe Kardashian posing in a bikini was accidentally posted online. Her response: to get lawyers involved. Anybody who shared the image could find themselves threatened with legal action and all websites that had posted the image were instructed to remove it. She later also posted an unedited video of...

Fashion / 04/05/2021 The best influencers to bring some positivity to your feed

Welcome to 2021, where the Instagram influencer is now a familiar part of society. The platform is saturated with endless fast-fashion hauls, promotions of detox teas that give you diarrhoea and tone-deaf content about jaunts to Dubai in the middle of a global pandemic.  However, all hope isn’t lost: there are some influencers whose content...

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Khloe Kardashian and toxic beauty standards

Last week an unfiltered image of Khloe Kardashian posing in a bikini was accidentally posted online. Her response: to get lawyers involved. Anybody who shared the image could find themselves threatened with legal action and all websites that had posted the image were instructed to remove it. She later also posted an unedited video of…

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The best sustainable period products for all budgets

Reducing our single use plastic consumption is something we should all be trying to do wherever possible, especially when it comes to period products. Every year, 200,000 tonnes of waste are produced through disposables such as tampons, applicators and sanitary towels. However, with period poverty rates constantly increasing and sustainable products costing significantly more than…


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