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Campus Style

As Fashion Spark* returns for another academic year, so does campus style. We found some very fashionable people wandering round campus this freshers week; next time it could be you!

First we have Myochi, her fabulous jeans are from Forever 21. Myochi is studying for a MSc in International Human Resource Management.

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Secondly is UoR’s Swing dance society member Elizabeth. She studies Primary Education and describes her style as “quirky”. We love her retro look!» >

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Which Century ‘Suits’ You?

The 50s to the 00s represented a half-decade of varied fashions where each century had its own style. This article describes these centuries’ fashions.

In the 1950s, Dior’s ‘New Look’, full skirted and small waist dresses became popular. Shorter trousers, known as pedal pushers, pencil skirts, peplum and mid-thigh Bermuda length skirts were also worn.

The 1960s meant Go-go boots, PVC and psychedelic patterns all became popular. Stilettos, mini-skirts and A-line dresses meant more revealing was more acceptable.» >

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Fashion Designers: The Top and The Iconic

The designers listed here are those who have left a lasting mark on the world through their fashion designs. Their iconic designs still grace catwalks and are still worn today. Therefore, they deserve to be celebrated and written about for their continuing fashion influence.

First, Yves Saint Laurent famously said ‘fashions fade, style is eternal’. Laurent started designing masculine long suits and tuxedos for women with a ‘nude look’. Laurent’s AW65 collection made fashionable the shirt dress.» >

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The Oracle Student Takeover

Next week on Tuesday 15th October, sees a date that should be in every student’s diary (highlighted and circled magnificently so you definitely do not miss it!) – the Student Takeover at the Oracle. For those of you that haven’t had the pleasure of attending one of these before, it is an annual event where students have complete run of the shopping centre for a night of late night shopping and fun.» >

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LFW: behind the glamour

The biggest event for any Fashionista, London Fashion Week has been and gone for 2013. I was lucky enough to land a social media internship position for an online magazine, where I received free tickets to see the SS14 shows in return for blogging, tweeting and reviewing shows that I had seen. However, not everyone I told was as excited as I was. A common response from people when I told that I was going to London Fashion Week was ‘Oh, well, try to have fun even if the people aren’t that nice…’ with their voice trailing off into an incomprehensible blur.» >

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Stay safe in Kavos

Unfortunately, what happens on holiday doesn’t always stay there. Injuries, sunburn, STDs, illnesses and whopping great medical bills can and do follow millions of Britons back home every year. Here’s what you can do to make sure that what happens in Kavos stays there (unless you agree to have it filmed and aired on national TV).

Get your jabs early

Getting a funny tummy might mean that you miss a few days of your trip, but get a serious infectious disease and you could be affected for months or years after you return home.» >

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Think takeaways can’t be healthy? Think again

Takeaways are convenient, quick and delicious, but the only problem is that they are usually unhealthy as they can be packed with salt, sugar, saturated fat and calories. However, with just a few tips and better choices you don’t have to feel so guilty about chowing down on your favourite takeaway meal.

If an Indian takeaway is your thing, then you should choose dishes such as Tikka (without the creamy masala) for a full flavoured, yet delicious alternative to a curry with lots of sauce.» >

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Getting Mexi-crazy with Doritos

Having been bought a copious amount of lightly salted Doritos by my mother, I was faced with the dilemma of having to consume them in different ways so as not to develop a life-long hatred for them. One of the best moments I have had with these delicacies is my Dorito-nacho epiphany during a tedious essay writing session. Perfect for an after exam Mexi-party and uses up the vegetables your mother makes you buy.» >

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