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No Skirt, No Service

No Skirt, No Service

Many of this fall’s trends may seem to conflict with each other. But, when combined, many of these fall staples work together and complement one another beautifully to create a strong look. You may think that combining a long, structured balloon-style coat with snakeskin accents and thigh-high snakeskin boots will make you look like a...
Bootie Call

Bootie Call

Autumn has arrived, which is indescribably exciting for us bootie lovers. I am talking about us lovers of women’s fall boots, of course. Boots for fall are glorious for many reasons. Firstly, they come in so many different styles, textures, leg heights, heel heights, and colours, making them a great statement, accent or accessory. Secondly,...
Fashionably Racist

Fashionably Racist

It’s officially August, which means my fellow fashion fanatics are squirming with excitement. Not because fall is around the corner (bomber jackets, booties and leather – oh my!), and not because summer essentials will be on sale soon. We’re all waiting for this year’s September issue of Vogue to hit shelves next week. In case...
Lipstick Jungle

Lipstick Jungle

It’s no secret that confidence is one of the first things that people notice about others. Although studies have shown that good confidence can help you professionally and personally, many struggle with actually feeling this confidence daily. Physical changes, like a new haircut or a wardrobe overhaul, can help evoke this confidence. But for those...
Alexander Wang: Balenciaga’s Newest Visionary

Alexander Wang: Balenciaga’s Newest Visionary

  Balenciaga is one of the most elegant forces in modern fashion. However, you may be unaware of the extent to which this house has influenced women’s and men’s fashion. Last November, Balenciaga’s creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, announced that he was parting ways with the label. Later that month, Balenciaga announced that the already established...
Punk's Not Dead

Punk’s Not Dead

One of the most defining youth movements of the past century has been the punk scene. The punk subculture began in the 1970s as a rebellion against establishmentarianism and for personal freedom. Since it first flourished forty years ago, punk elements have occasionally re-emerged in fashion. Most recently, punk looks popped up on a few...
Suit Yourself

Suit Yourself

This article is a continuation of last week’s fashion column: It’s the Season of Love. Binns Ltd., Newcastle window display 1960 It is a common misconception that menswear and suits aren’t as fashionably and socially important as womenswear. The development of men’s formal wear through history illustrates that menswear has not only been important for making...
It's the Season of Love

It’s the Season of Love

It’s almost July, which means that wedding season is in full swing. In the US, May to October sees about 60% percent of the year’s weddings. These months are popular because they provide milder weather than the winter months, and more people take vacation time off of work. Although 75% of today’s wedding dresses are...
Wave Hello to Summer

Wave Hello to Summer

With beach season upon us, many of you may be focusing on what swimsuits to buy that will best showcase your assets and hide your more indecent attributes (we all have them). But, the history of swimwear is important to understand the looks and influences of today. We are reminded of this history as we...
J'adore Raf Simons for Dior

J’adore Raf Simons for Dior

April of this year was Raf Simons’s one year anniversary as Dior’s artistic director. In that time, Simons has received nothing but praise for taking the original components of Christian Dior’s collections and adding a modern twist. The Dior label began after the end of the Second World War with Christian Dior’s first collection for...
Stunna Shades

Stunna Shades

It’s felt as though sunglasses are no longer protection for our eyes, but solely a fashion accessor, and have become as often tied to an outfit as a purse or a watch. What often goes overlooked is the demand for sunglass-developers to produce a product aimed at multiple markets, unlike any other fashion staple. One...