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London Fashion Week Reflection: ‘It is a living, breathing example of how the most beautiful things come from a place where we can all unite’ Fashion & Beauty 

London Fashion Week Reflection: ‘It is a living, breathing example of how the most beautiful things come from a place where we can all unite’

As we draw near to the close of fashion season, we have seen the shows of Paris and London, and models and designers from around the globe are gathering in Milan for the final shows of the season. As the season draws to a close, therefore, we can take some time to reflect on the A/W 17 trends that emerged during London Fashion Week. From the 16th to the 21st February, London showcased an assortment of well known, and newly emerging, home grown designers and labels. The powerhouse of Burberry…

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Why the fashion industry needs to stop trivialising mental health Comment Fashion & Beauty Politics & Current Affairs 

Why the fashion industry needs to stop trivialising mental health

Recently, youth-cult fashion chain Missguided has provoked widespread criticism for a store sign that has been labelled as disappointing, inappropriate and offensive by social media users. The sign in question was spotted by a shopper on Boxing Day who was vocally unimpressed by the brand’s use of the phrase ‘I’m a psychotic mess, but at least my eyebrows look good’ on one of its products. A picture of the sign, accompanied by a caption of personal distaste, was consequently uploaded to Twitter, where public outcry followed. This popular reaction was…

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Masking or Enhancing? Makeup and My Self Esteem Fashion & Beauty 

Masking or Enhancing? Makeup and My Self Esteem

I was about 14 when I first heard a derogatory comment made about girls wearing makeup. It was the beginning of the age old, “And that’s why you take a girl swimming on your first date!” craze. Boys suddenly began to view makeup as a lie, that girls used it to mask their true appearance in a bid to fool them into fancying them. I’ve always had a positive relationship with makeup despite being brought up in a household where it never appeared. My mum never wore makeup, (she didn’t…

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A students guide to ‘season proofing’ your skin Fashion & Beauty 

A students guide to ‘season proofing’ your skin

As we begin the chilly and cloudy descent into winter, the change in seasons brings about many changes in our social lives, diets and clothing. However, one important change that is so often overlooked is that which is caused to our skin by the varying weather conditions and temperatures. It is often forgotten by so many that our skin requires very different care depending on the time of the year, and even then a student budget can hold many of us back. However, altering your routine to give your skin…

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Fashion Fluidity Fashion & Beauty 

Fashion Fluidity

It’s not often we delve into the world of fashion here on ‘The Vocal Hub’, however, with the creation of our new sections I thought I’d get the ball rolling. This article was inspired by a shopping trip in Birmingham. Every shop I walked past seemed to be sporting the same dusty pink backdrop with some athleisurewear thrown in. I didn’t think much about this, apart from envy that no matter how hard I try I would never be able to pull off a pale pink bomber jacket paired with…

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