Fashion, Venue / 04/08/2020 The problem with Shein

Fashion retailer Shein has shot up in popularity over the last few years; I myself have shopped with them many times before and have always loved the affordability, cute prints and good quality items. But I and many others will not shop with them again until they take a hard look at their approach to...

Fashion, Venue / 04/08/2020 The racial bias of the ‘influencer’ world

The daily routine of almost every young person in the developed world revolves, in one way or another, around social media. Social media has a gigantic influence over billions of lives, making the profession of the “influencer” a much-coveted role. In recent weeks, social media has become a vehicle for the advocacy for racial equality,...

Fashion, Venue / 04/08/2020 The racism behind fast fashion

Following the tragic murder of George Floyd and the outrage it sparked, the world has erupted in Black Lives Matter protests. This has gone beyond issues of police brutality and has sparked a re-evaluation of multiple industries and their relationships with race. Students and employees have bravely opened up about their experiences as Black individuals...

Fashion, Venue / 04/08/2020 Molly-Mae and the scrutiny of women’s bodies

Paparazzi shots have recently surfaced of former Love-Islander Molly-Mae in a bikini whilst on holiday in Ibiza. A Twitter user shared a tweet expressing outrage at replies left on the Daily Mail article that showcased the images. Despite Molly-Mae having what many would consider a conventionally attractive, desirable, size 8 body, the comments were filled...

Fashion, Venue / 26/07/2020 A living history

According to Old English folklore, the tradition of ‘something borrowed’ being incorporated in some way or another in the wedding ensemble of a bride, is one that promises good luck. One record dated from 1898 tells specifically of the practice of brides-to-be borrowing undergarments from women who have had children, as a way of ensuring...

#BLM, Fashion, Venue / 30/06/2020 Black-owned labels to support and buy from

We all know that actions speak louder than words, so now that you have posted links to articles and statements in support of the Black Lives Matter movement to your social media, what tangible work can you do? We, as shoppers, hold the purchasing power to amplify the voices of Black-owned brands, so here are...

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The power of the slogan-tee

The way we present ourselves to society has always been a powerful tool of self-expression. Today, the slogan tee is both a fashion trend and a political statement. The first political t-shirt emerged in the 70s when Vivienne Westwood established the now legendary “SEX” boutique in London. The collection in question featured depictions of homoeroticism…

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The issue with ‘blackfishing’

The term “blackfishing” stems from the term “catfishing”, which describes people who are pretending to be something they are not online. With “blackfishing”, people alter their racial appearance to appear Black to gain followers and capitalise off of the “coolness” of appearing Black. This is often done by fake-tanning several shades darker than their natural…

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The first Monday in May

For the past fourteen years, the first Monday in May has been recognised as the date of the highly anticipated Met Gala; one of the most exciting events in the social calendar. The Gala’s combination of high fashion with artistic vision creates a captivating red carpet, that features a multitude of exotic outfits from the…


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