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The key to having a stylish and fashionable 2015 is all to do with preparation. I have compiled a selection of predicted trends to hit the high street this year, along with some good old advice. Suede: 2015 is the year for Suede. Whilst leather seems to have been a big winner for the past few years, suede is making its comeback in seventies style force. Unlike leather, suede can be tricky to style. It should rather be used as an accent piece in your wardrobe. A simple pair of suede knee high boots is one way in which…

In current events, there has been a mass rally in Moscow for politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday; but more importantly, there is a dress. However, this is not just a dress; it is The Dress – hashtag. This dress, according to Buzzfeed, has “BROKEN THE INTERNET” and “TORN FAMILIES APART” because no one can decide on what colour it is. A picture of the dress appeared on tumblr where people could not agree on whether it was blue and black or white and gold. More and more people began to weigh in on the colour they…

‘American Horror Story’ actress Jamie Brewer has become the first woman with Down syndrome to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week. Brewer made her appearance in one of the first shows of the Fashion Week. Brewer is active in the Down syndrome community, involved in numerous organisations including the National Down Syndrome Congress and American Association of People with Disabilities of the United States. The 30-year-old strutted the catwalk in designer Carrie Hammer’s show, wearing a dress which was inspired by her roles on the popular horror series. Brewer played a witch on American Horror…

For  The reality of the situation is the image models present to us is an unattainable ideal. As a person of the public it is unrealistic to believe that we can achieve the tiny frame and beautiful faces of women in the fashion industry. Through the history of fashion and art the ideal body has fluctuated in size from the curvaceous naked bodies of the Pre-Raphaelite period to the American size zero bodies that we see on today’s runways. This variation in the female ideal creates uncertainty in women’s perception of what is beautiful. We continually hear people telling each…

As a response to Black History Month many people have commended the contribution of the black community in various areas of society. There are however aspects of life that still present challenges not only to people of African-Caribbean descent but to other racial communities as well. The Fashion Industry still shows worrying signs of racial preference. Fashion appears to be an industry that continually refuses to accept diversity and equality in the individuals they employ. Considering the ethnic diversity of today’s society it is shocking to see a lack of racial difference in modelling. There are however well established and…

It is certainly the most common question that a celebrity finds him or herself being asked by the media; whether they are simply out and about or attending events such as the Oscars. This is what fills the gossip columns in newspapers and magazines, from The Guardian to Hello! magazine. It is a question that is perceived to be a light hearted, but one that has nonetheless become a recurring theme as our growing excitement for not who is going to win what award, but to see the extravagant and luxurious creations that have been especially tailored for our favourite…

A new vintage shop has opened on Bangor’s high street providing both students and locals with quirky and interesting clothes. Three years ago, Paula decided to open a vintage shop to accommodate to all those with a quirky bone in their body. Originally called ‘Ebenezers’, the shop has relaunched itself as ‘Flashbacks’ and is located at 74 High Street (Next to The Harp Inn). Paula spent her youth perusing through cheap charity shops in London and has always been interested in clothes with a smidge of quirkiness to them. She emphasises how vintage clothing is ‘made to last’ and how…

The earth shattering impact of both World Wars changed peoples’ lives forever and one of the most subtle ways it did so was how it dramatically revolutionised the course of women’s fashion. The First World War brought many life-altering changes ranging from the birth of British Vogue in 1916 to the birth of the Chanel brand as Coco Chanel opens her first Parisian store by the end of the war in 1918. The First World War not only liberated women from the strict confines of corsets and long, impractical hemlines, but also from the confines of the home. The First…

John Galliano, a celebrated designer with a career spanning from 1995 to 2011, heading iconic leading brands Christian Dior and Givenchy and the creator of his own label John Galliano. However, all that success sadly came to an abrupt halt in 2011 when he went on a drunken anti-Semitic rant to other customers in a Paris café, regrettably just before the Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Paris Fashion Week. A time when the fashion-loving public and designers alike should have been focusing on what people love about fashion which is the magnificent designs that are produced by the creative geniuses at the big…

Azealia Banks is the New Face of the ASOS Holiday Campaign Azealia Banks Hip-hop’s glam girl Azealia Banks is bringing the holiday cheer. The “212″ rapper, along with singer Ellie Goulding and model Charlotte Free, are the new faces of ASOS’ #bestnightever holiday campaign. Ellie Goulding A smiling Azealia rocks a bejeweled bralette in one photo and skin-tight reptile leggings in the video teaser, which asks, “Are you ready?” Charlotte Free The Harlemite is no stranger to fashion, having performed at high-profile events for Karl Lagerfeld, Prada, Chanel, and Kanye West. She also stars in the fall campaign for T by…

So we may not be voting for Barack Obama, (Unless we have US readers)  but Katy Perry sure is and she voices her vote in perfect fashion sense. Wearing a sexy white skin-tight latex dress made to look like a ballot with Obama/Biden marked off, Katy performed at a rally for the President in Nevada on Wednesday night. Perry gave a free concert at a park in a historically minority neighborhood just northwest of downtown Las Vegas to screaming fans at about 9 p.m., the same time Air Force One landed at McCarran International Airport across town. Obama later…

Grunge Flannel shirts, ripped up jeans and a generally dishevelled, “couldn’t care less” kind of look characterised the 90s grunge trend, which started with the Seattle music scene, with bands like Nirvana and Peal Jam, before moving into the mainstream, as fashion trends are wont to do. For women, long skirts worn with heavy workboots or Chuck Taylors, band t-shirts, long, centre-parted hair and the ubiquitous flannel shirt tied around the waist were de rigueur. The Spice Girls The Spice Girls were single-handedly responsible for the popularity of huge, clumpy platform shoes and platform sneakers during the 90s. These were…

Our second fave Spice Girl Geri Halliwell has unveiled just the thing for any young wannabes – a range of Union flag outfits. The singer – whose appearance in a red, white and blue mini-dress at the Brit Awards in 1997 became an enduring image of Cool Britannia – has created the gear for her latest Next collection. The 39-year-old showed off dresses, bikinis and tops emblazoned with the flag image. The chart star, who scored a string of hits as Ginger Spice with the feisty girl group, donned a sequined dress herself as she launched the designs. But her…

For some, Vivienne Westwood conjures-up a festival of checks, structured detailing and a mane of red locks. For others, it’s her success in bondage designs and punk aesthetic. Over the years these fashion milestones have seen the Derbyshire-born designer rise through the ranks to become one of the world’s most influential designers, a trustee of Liberty and a prolific figure in climate change. Over the next 10 years, ‘Let it Rock’ was reinvented a number of times before settling as ‘Worlds End’, the name it uses today. During the 1990s, Westwood’s designs evolved, moving from the punk and rebellion aesthetic…

Victoria Beckham sure is making the indie fashion magazine cover rounds lately. Just a week after her March Numéro Tokyo cover was revealed, here she is wearing her own line on the cover of iD‘s “Whatever The Weather Issue.” And she looks ah-mazing. In addition to looking hotter than anyone who recently gave birth should, she talks to the glossy about her clothing lines and the dress silhouette she says stemmed from her own insecurities with her body. The fact that Victoria Beckham has ever had an insecurities about her body is mind-boggling, but also makes her seem more of…