Bluejackets’ Manual

Nautical; it’s not off the boat – adorned and altered, staple stripes and wide-leg trousers anchor this SS15. An artillery of pom-poms, mermaid flotsam and floral appliqué: this season we are equipped with a novel nautical as seafarer patriotism is over. Marc Jacobs and Chanel […]

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New Wave Feminism

Oocyte Cryopreservation (more commonly known as egg-freezing) parties are the new Friday night, ladies. Imagine sipping cocktails, lounging around hired-out lavish hotel rooms with the weight of childbearing and the ticking biological clock lifted from your shoulders. Sorry, what? These parties are the new trend […]

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Just a Spoonful of Sugar

Helps to aid obesity, enhance diabetes and boost cancer tumour growth. Perhaps sugar isn’t as medicinal as Mary Poppins once claimed. Chef Jamie Oliver in a recent interview with the Daily Mail stated that sugar “can frankly, destroy lives.” Yale University researchers have found in […]

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Brett Bailey, Outraged

Privileged white South African, Brett Bailey, artist, is outraged. ‘Exhibit B’ stages 12 tableaux vivants, each installation portraying a black performer, or native, being objectified by the “brutality…inflicted upon colonial subjects” uttering nuances about the “machinations of…racism and how they dehumanise all who are touched […]

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Who Doesn’t Love Cara?

Cara Delevigne, 2014’s ‘Model of the Year,’ has 9m followers on Instagram. She has 2.1m followers on Twitter. She’s been labeled the new Kate Moss. She’s worked with Mario Testino, Burberry, H&M, Zara, Chanel, Moschino, Oscar de le Renta, and Topshop, to name just a […]

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Mogul Minaj

The new face of Cavalli is rapper Nicki Minaj. Cavalli describes her as embodying the “exuberant and modern femininity of the Cavalli woman.” A “sensual woman, aware of her body, not afraid to show her curves.” Hold up. Minaj was 2014’s only female on Forbes’ […]

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Hook, Line and Clutches

“A new form of expression for the modern, sophisticated, stylish woman” is how Heidi & Adele describe their 18-month old accessories business. Their unique selling point? Remnants of discarded fish skins that are traditionally used to make fishmeal paste for animals. While traditional leather handbags […]

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Cinderella, You Can Go To The Ball

What to expect at Charles James’ Beyond Fashion Exhibition. Written Feb 2014 Jump in your pumpkin carriage and join socialite Millicent Rogers at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute of New York. Charles James’ Beyond Fashion, opening May 2014, exhibits over 100 pieces, including […]

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Street Style, Meet The Hunt

A self-generated original news story x2. For a consumer fashion print or digital site and an industry/business/trade publication or digital site. Written Sept 2013 Piece 2 (in the style of Grazia magazine) Grazia’s own Style Hunter hangs in the balance.  We’ve discovered a revolutionary lifestyle […]

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Can You Afford The Hunt?

A self-generated original news story x2. For a consumer fashion print or digital site and an industry/business/trade publication or digital site. Written Sept 2013 Piece 1 The Hunt app: an advertising brand tool or a shopping device for the consumer? Launched 21st November 2013, this […]

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