The bidding of Paloma Faith’s dress in aid of Help Refugees has ended and sold for a total of £2,500.00. All money raised has gone directly to the charity to help fund their cause.
We asked various students of the University of Essex about their top style items for the colder months on campus. Here is what they said:
Here are the students top picks! Continue reading “Students on winter style”
On November 22nd Paloma Faith took part in a gig in Kentish Town, London, in aid of “Help Refugees”. The lineup for the night included; Peace, The Stone Flowers and Kate Tempest as well as other up and coming acts.
As if the Brit award winner couldn’t have done enough for “Help Refugees” , during her set she announced the sale of one of her bespoke gowns auctioning at midday the following day, November 23rd to raise more money for the cause. The dress was worn by the star for Lovebox festival 2010 and is made of green velvet and peacock feathers.
One of the most overlooked aspects of fashion is language. The evolution of the English language has created an entirely new way for us to communicate. (Which we can’t deny, is very important to us ladies!). Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter – that we all love – have aided the evolution of language and allow for a separate social universe with a whole new way of speaking. Of course, like everything else, this affects fashion!
Of course it isn’t just modern words that we’ve brought into fashion. The creation of neologisms (new words) for fashion has been going on for centuries.
Here’s a bit of background: the renaissance period was renowned for coining new terms for fashion. Ever wondered where the words ‘beret’ and ‘flat cap’ came from? Ladies, I present to you the renaissance. We all love a good pair of high heels, but did you know the original name for heels was ‘chopines’? As you can see, English Language has a huge impact on the way we interpret fashion today.
Alexander McQueen was a revolutionary fashion designer who captured the minds of many both famous and ordinary people. Since his passing in 2010 there have been many tributes to him including the Savage Beauty exhibition featured in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and at London’s V&A museum as well as various celebrities celebrating his life such as Lady Gaga and Bjork. The latest tribute to the late genius is James Phillips masterpiece of a play entitled “McQueen” at Theatre Royal Haymarket..
Hungarian freelance photographer, Norbert Baska’s, attempt to raise awareness to the migrant issues in Europe-failed to receive the response he had hoped for.
Norbert Baska’s shoot “Der Migrant” was believed to have been produced in order to raise awareness and help the current refugee and migrant situation. The photographs were taken at a location on the border of Hungary and Croatia due to the intense migrant issues in that particular area. The 13 images went live on Baska’s website on October 6th and very quickly sparked up a rage across social media.