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Fashion Icon: Pippa Middleton


Pippa Middleton became a fashion icon when she followed her sister, Katherine, down the aisle in 2010. Her neck-line plunging, form-fitting ivory gown, designed by Sarah Burton stunned onlookers. Ever since, she has been featured on countless Best Dressed lists and bagged front row seats to many fashion shows.

However, Pippa Middleton has managed to create much controversy over whether her style is neigh or yay. Indeed, the Daily Beast asks, ‘Is Pippa Middleton Just Very Badly Dressed?’ However, I do not believe that this is true.» >

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Wild and Elegant Ri

Rihanna has always been an icon for women all over the world. She always knows how to let all of her inner energy come out at the right place, at the right time to make people think: “ I wish I could be as free as her !”. At least that’s what I always think looking at her. She can combine two incompatible things: being wild on stage and calm in life.» >

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Prepare to be Seduced by Kate’s Effortless Style

After the success of Kate Bosworth’s Festival Collection debut, earlier on in May 2013; Kate is back to launch another sell out collection with Topshop, inspired by her own personal “cool and effortless” style.

“The collection is tailored and classic,” Kate Bosworth said in a release, “for autumn, we wanted to create luxurious pieces with a strong minimalist approach. Slim silhouettes are cloaked in a masculine shape, staying true to the masculine-feminine balance that exists in my personal aesthetic.”

The 100% sheepskin jackets and leather garments may not sit comfortably with the animal lovers, however, Kate incorporates the high-end fabrics in a tasteful and minimalistic way.» >

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Menswear AW13


Moving around in non-sartorial circles, men’s fashion tends to get swept under the carpet in everyday discussion. However, this season’s runways showcased a plethora of trends catered towards reinventing the modern man as simply as possible.

While a few choice bright tones added a freshness reminiscent of summer, true to the autumn spirit, designers sent warm hues down the runway; reds, blues and greens, alongside the usual greys and blacks. Wool, tweed, flannel, leather, suede and corduroy roughed up textures enhancing the season’s top looks.» >

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Isabel Marant for H&M

At this moment, I am buzzing! As are many other students who are into fashion. Because a little bit of Paris is coming to the highstreet in the form of Isabel Marant’s collection that is arriving in H&M on November 14th. Founded in 1994, Isabel Marant now has 10 shops all over the world including ones in New York, Tokyo and Madrid. On top of that they retail to 35 further countries, including England within Net-A-Porter among other internet sites. 
At the time of writing this article, the launch is still a few days away but excitement has been growing steadily and surged when, at the end of October, we had a sneaky peek as to what we would be seeing next week.» >

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A final farewell to Jil Sander?

Jil Sander SS13
It was sadly announced last month that Jil Sanders is officially leaving her designer label as head designer for the third, but who’s to say final, time.  She was the founder fore fronting campaigns with minimalism as the central motivation since the Brand’s launch in 1968. Luxurious tailoring for women in key, modern shapes was her focus, and now has become eponymous on the catwalks and inspired countless big-label designers .» >

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Students Takeover the Oracle

This Tuesday, Reading’s shopping-mecca The Oracle played host to the annual Student Lock-In. The event showcased a number of deals in all of the student favourite go-to’s for clothes, shoes and makeup, and naturally became a bit of a zoo as the shopping centre was filled up to the rafters with Reading Uni shopoholics keen to splurge their whole student loan on outfits to last the rest of the year.
Live DJ’s playing all evening, a million flyers, various competitions, and a ton of free food and drinks being handed out to the eager students looking for the best deals, the event was no doubt a success.» >

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Mission impossible: the Student Takeover

My first year of attending the ‘Student Lock In’ but as sometimes but rarely happens in life (especially mine) I just about got it right the first time. Here’s how.
My first and most crucial rule is ensuring that you arrive early. I listened to the tales of woe – how so many before me underwent many tedious hours spent queuing around the Oracle, and I took note.
I started queuing at six.» >

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