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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. » >

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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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The super-saver student experience

Tuesday 15th October saw the return of the extremely popular Student Takeover at the Oracle, only this time it was bigger and better!  Apon arrival I was greeted by a significantly long queue of excitable and restless students, keen to get in and find some great discounts.  As soon as half 8 struck, the doors were opened and the stream of students hurried in. Once inside I noticed there was a buzz in the air; a sense of exclusivity being able to shop at this time of the evening in the shopping centre.  » >

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An outfit with a bang!

I can understand the desperate want to sparkle this Bonfire Night – some of the new highstreet collections include some stunning pieces– but this autumn is also all about comfort, and in particular, layering.
Therefore we can invest in some big cosy jumpers to add to our wardrobes, which I just can’t get enough of. Bring Halloween out all year round with this wickedly simple jumper from Topshop.
Despite being thick it’s perfect for when you’re out watching displays in the cold evenings, it is also very fitted, meaning that you continue to keep your figure while still feeling warm.» >

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Behind the scenes with Boohoo

As a Youtuber partner, I am sometimes lucky enough to be invited to some really quite snazzy fashion events, namely – the Boohoo Christmas advert shooting. On Saturday (12th October) myself and some of my fellow Youtubers/Blog girlies headed over to Shoreditch’s Hoxton Bar to work behind the scenes (and also be an extra in the advert itself!)

Screen Shot 2013-10-25 at 18.32.35Youtubers from left to right: Me! (jambers8), Lulutrixabelle, TashaGreen, LeanneWoodfull, Voussontbeauetbelle, EleanorSusan

We started our day at the St Pancreas hotel near Kings Cross where we received our outfits from our manager.» >

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