Posts in Fashion
Mirror Mirror: A Look Into Vogue's September 2019 Cover

Many a thing has been said already about the faces, or forces, of change adorning the cover of HRH the Duchess of Sussex’s guest-edited September Issue of British Vogue. The Duchess is undoubtedly a force of change in her own right, as Edward Enninful, the magazine’s Editor-in- Chief, has rightfully pointed out. Interestingly enough, the Duchess has decided to not grace the cover herself, instead making space to give an additional platform for and raise awareness to the 15 trailblazing women who inspire her. 

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How Fashion Has Given Powerful Women More Power

To many who are unaware of its power, fashion is a consumerist and ‘unimportant’ culture that need not play any role in global politics or in the freedom or rights of any person. Despite this, powerful women of the distant and not so distant past, of the present, and no doubt of the future, provide solid evidence that fashion can be a platform to help women become empowering voices in a world dominated by men.

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Does Style and Confidence Coincide?

You know those days where something about your outfit just isn’t right and you spend the morning, before you leave the house, adjusting your hair or pulling your jumper down in an attempt to fix whatever it is that is wrong? You can never quite put your finger on it and it leaves you feeling deflated. Maybe you picked the wrong shoes? Are your tights just the wrong colour for that skirt? Is your scarf and coat combo making you feel a little uncomfortable? I get this feeling constantly. Sometimes it’s because I left the house in a rush, but as soon as I’ve walked out the door and realised I cannot go back to change, I become obsessive over it and my day is ruined.

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Fashion 'Rules' Are Made to be Broken

The word ‘never’ in fashion should be avoided at all costs. Here I am sat wearing two different variations of cream and one of white thinking that this might be the best outfit I have worn in a while. The harsh truth is anyone that makes a statement like the above, and I am definitely guilty of it in the past, is simply too afraid to step out of their comfort zone and make what they might consider to be a ‘fashion faux pas.’

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Why I Will Never Turn Back From a Bob

Created in Paris in 1909 and still entrancing the world now, the bob has proved ever-fashionable and ever versatile as a haircut. Shocking audiences to begin with, (an androgynous look for women was fashionable for the first time), and yet developing into one of the most modern, popular and diverse hairstyles ever. Now, in 2018, models and Instagram stars find endless ways to make such a classic yet modern style look effortlessly cool, stylish and always unique.

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You Don't Have to Wear What Vogue Tells You To

Vogue recently produced an article entitled ‘Why Cycling Shorts Are This Summer’s Sleekest Hit’ but I just really cannot see where they are coming from. Is it a crime to disagree with a Vogue opinion? Probably, but I have to stick to my instincts otherwise where would I be? Fashion can be fleeting after all and wouldn’t it be better to wear other things that you know you like and that make you feel stylish, than to try and style something into your wardrobe even when your brain is saying no, no, no?

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Shopping as a Busty Woman When Clothing Sizes are Against You

What kind of precedents are clothing shops setting for women if they are to make you believe that you are bigger than a large when you are truthfully pretty average in weight and size. It’s no wonder that so many people suffer from body image issues when clothing sizes are telling you that you are bigger than a large despite being two sizes smaller than the average British woman.

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Why ‘Hot or Not’ and ‘Who Wore it Better’ Features in Magazines Are Encouraging Comparison and Self-Hate.

When scrolling through the web this week, I stumbled across another one of those ‘Hot and Not’ segments following a recent awards show. I dislike these kind of put downs at the best of times, but this one in particular featured a fifteen year old girl on it’s worst dressed list. How are we supposed to empower young women to accomplish great things when there are external sources doing their best to disempower them before they have even begun?

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