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INSIDE: BEAUTY PELLUCIDITY.. DECO DENIM MAKE IT MINI...

MIDNIGHT GLAMOUR INSTA INSPO.... FIRE FLORALS ASMR UNPICKING THE SEAMS... EVERYTHING IS BLUE


ON CAMPUS + inside: fashion news ...what’s happening?

Fashion in politics Men in Makeup Ben Awin ...Young photographer Ellie Addis Makeup sensation REbel Yuth ...illustrating for adidas Space Age Fashion Midnight Sparkles Three cities for winter ... plan your getaway Copenhagen The new BlackFish? ...conversation on cultural appropriation

+ inside: CARBON PICKS...what’s happening? POWER DRESSING

JAMES FAIRWEATHER...who is he? GEN Z MEDIA BURBERRY BOY? ...a look into the LIFE OF A MODEL 80S CALIFORNIA ROAD TRIP ...a look around THE STATES STYLED ON TREND ...A LOOK AT FASHION ON CAMPUS DONT BE A DRAG .... A LOOK INTO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DRAG

inside: Carbon Live ... Modest fashion zed in the clouds fast track travel... streetwear gen z rebellion fendi timeline golf wang mind maintenance... living alone savage beauty of sri lanka longevity of fashion brands... solo travelling second hand revolution

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jason ebeyer...where virutal reality meets fashion Five years on from Rana plaza...Who makes your clothes? is fashion art?... Where is the line drawn? STYLED ON TREND...FASHION ON CAMPUS Paradise lost... The Eroding beauty of thailand Festival Special: Coachella and beyond...The ultimate guide to the coolest international festivals

INSIDE: FASHION GRADUATES.. MEET ME AT THE DINER. HOT OFF THE GRILL.... FLOWER POWER. CANOPY PLANET... SAM FREEDMAN FESTIVAL GUIDE...

ABODE. DOES MONEY REALLY MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND? PROBLEMS WITH AN INSTA PERFECT SUMMER.

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EDITOR’SNOTE

Carbon is back with issue ten, and we’ve pulled together an eclectic mix of fabulous work from some of the brightest and best young creatives our university has to offer. Exploring everything from fashion to travel, this issue will take you on a journey of exploration: amazing interviews, latest trends and some outstanding photography. So, we are coming to the end of a decade and for Gen Z this is the first time we have been on the brink of a new horizon and look forward with an awareness of our place in the world. However, with the state of politics, the impossible task of navigating what’s real and what’s fake on the news, it’s hard to chart a path and make meaningful decisions when who knows what to believe, what will happen and how it will impact us? Rather than get bogged down in the doom and gloom of it all we have pulled together and issue to distract you and help you get inspired. Like you, I am just as confused about what our future will hold, but I can reassure you that the world of design is certainly going a positive direction. I am proud to say how much we celebrate this country’s new creative voices and talk about what we stand for as a generation. Everyone speaks for us but no one seems to listen – just look at politics if you don’t believe me! As the ‘snowflake’ generation, we are growing up in a tumultuous world and it’s time we take control of our future one step at a time.

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We’d love to hear how you are navigating this period of uncertainty and how you are using art or media to change the world. Hit us up on our socials or write me an oldfashioned letter and perhaps your work can be used to inspire a generation?

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Art Director - Jose Jurado Art Team - Niamh Davies, Sophie Corderory, Sophia Calatayud, Lucas Smith Fashion Editor - Karolina Muszanska Deputy Fashion Editor - Kayli Haydon Fashion Team - Eva McLennan, Jasmin Fee Features Editor: Rachael Taylor Deputy Features Editor: Jack Faulkner Art + Culture Editor: Alfie Webb Deputy Art + Culture Editor: Jake Adatia Art + Culture Team: Harmony Garland John, Sienna Jordan Travel Editor - Tanzeela Rahman Digital Travel Editor - Sabreen Ebrahim Picture Editor - Rosie Stewart Digital Editor: Yas Feasey Deputy Editor: Cyra Watts Digital Team: Lucie Kyle, Matthew Nicoll, Atlanta Wilson Social Media Editor: Chloe Major Deputy Social Media Editor: Ava Monaghan Social Media Team: Erin O’Farrell, Hannah Isham, Megan Summers Marketing Editor: Hayden Salter Deputy Marketing Editor: Kerys Collins

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Editor in Chief - Rachel Lamb Art Director in Chief - John Whalvin Editor - Loren Parkhurst Deputy Editor - Jazmyn Pesci

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Moonwalk Grandad Jumpers Fiery Florals Jashion Trends 80’s Comeback Evolving Fashion Monochrome Flutter Fantasy A Royal Alliance Deco Denim The Most Popular Nikes Orange Pop Make It Mini Midnight Glamour

Beauty Pellucidity Gatsback Reflecting On 2019 Trends Inside Out Comfort Priority GOU All Out Reality Is In The Streets Everything Is Blue AmeriKleinDream The Shoe Edit 6

84 art+CULTURE Art vs. Science Slime Language MET Moments Surprisingly Scenic Insta Inspo Zodiac Signs Preppy & Proud War and Fashion History Of Puff Sleeves Natural Exploration Corset Timeline Makeup Of The Decades History Of Nike Bringing Back Bauhaus Baroque It Back Rebellion Renaissance


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Hyperloop Gen Z Personality ASMR A.Human Interview New Addiction Fashion & Duration

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All things Italian: Venice Barcelona The Void Places To Travel For New Year Destination Aesthetic Winter Wonderland London Nightlife

Interview with Laura Ortiz Floral Impressions Euphoria Makeup Trend Nicce Interview Fashion Editors Calling Unpicking The Seams Q&A 15 Hobbies Two Sides 8 Interview

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MOON WALK make astro world your planet wiith reflective fabrics, utlity shapes and neon flashes

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Grandad Jumpers A brief history in to the knitted jumper style that is coming back in to trend!

Photography, Words and Design by Matthew Nicoll

Also known as a sweater, a jumper has always been an iconic part of fashion ever since clothes were first made. Also coming in as another form as a cardigan, the ‘Grandad jumper’ is a trend that is starting to come back at the turn of the new decade, with vintage jumpers seemingly ‘cool’ to wear nowadays when it’s something that a great ancestor would have worn 50 years ago. Wearing a knitted or woven jumper over a t-shirt out in public is seen as a sophisticated dress sense, but with youth culture nowadays taking on more trends and making them their own, jumpers that are seen as ‘outdated’ are now becoming the new hot topic.

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Knitted jumpers throughout the last century have been very much affected and influenced by events that have happened throughout the time period, with colours and prints used in knitted jumpers archived from the 1940’s influenced by WWII. Knitwear in the 1940’s was quite rare due to basic materials such as wool in short supply, and so this is the rarest kind of vintage knitwear which you could find. Typical military-style colours were used in the chemical dyes of the jumpers, with there being an awful lot of green, brown and

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black in this era of knitwear style. Then when it got around to the 1960’s era when society started to care less about judging people about what they’re wearing, a lot of designers started to experiment with different materials that hadn’t been used before, with Paco Rabanne using a silver yarn that was sparkly and sequins to make jumpers from. Brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Gant, and Lacoste took their own spin on woollen jumpers in the late 70’s and early 80’s when the style become popular, but now recently these jumpers have started to be uncovered by enthusiasts who are looking to stand out from the crowd, especially in the lead up to the winter months and new year. The increase in popularity of knitted jumpers is due to how unique they all are, with each jumper effectively telling a story. When shopping for a vintage jumper, it is very rare that you will find two that are the exact same next to each other, and so with a wide range of brands to choose from with a variety of colours and styles, you will have a one-of-a-kind piece that no one else has. Small logos or little patches on the jumper speak a thousand words to young

people nowadays, with it being a way of showing off how much style you have if you have a rare and vintage woven jumper with a little Polo logo on the chest area. With the internet allowing young people to have access to many different styles of clothing at such ease, it has meant that these trends have risen from nothing as at a click of a button anyone can sell or buy a vintage ‘Grandad jumper’ from an online marketplace. Websites such as Depop and eBay encourage people to shop second-hand and not buy in to fast-fashion companies who are killing the environment, and with younger people so in to saving the planet, it makes so much sense as to why these ‘Grandad jumpers’ are coming back in to fashion.


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THIS SEASON IS ALL ABOUT BOLD COLOURED FLORALS

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TOP 5 BIZARRE DENIM TRENDS OF 2019

JASHIOn TRENDS

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DOUBLE JEANS: An unusual trend designed by Natasha Zinko , the design includes an extra waistband, zip and pockets - even more versatile. The unusual trend sold out without a few days of entering the market, proving that there is a demographic for strange products.

INSIDE OUT JEANS:

A trend that looks like it’s just been dragged out of the laundry basket. The conceptual trend that shows the inner side of denim jeans with all the seams and joins on the outside, showing the ugly side of Fashion, been portrayed by a few brands including Maniere De Voir and Calvin Klein.

ASYmmETRICAL JEANS: A trend for those days when you don’t know what type of jean to wear. It incorporates both skinny and flared jeans, offering two in one. The trend was introduced by Ksenia Schnaider and received positive interest from the general public, although it definitely for those with a unique sense of style.

THONG JEANS: Bought to the market by LA- based brand Carma Denim and sold out within 48 hours, the thong jeans are exactly like jeans in the sense it has a waistband, pockets and a zip but barely anything else. It’s definitely an extremely controversial trend.

BARE BUM JEANS: Known as one of the ‘cheekiest fashion trends of our time’ These jeans can be unzipped from both the front and the back, proving fashion designers just aren’t happy with the generic formation of denim jeans, the jeans have been interpreted by brands such as Levi’s and allows you to make a very strong fashion statement at your own will.


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Fashion trends rise and through years, but the 80’s style trend has started back in 2017 where people have started to in co-operating accessories such as the famous scrunches, funky clips and glasses into their styles. Along with the wave of trend the “mom jeans”, pleated jeans, colourful windbreakers have become a big part of the fashion industry and remain strong till this day in 2019.

Funky colourful patterns and shapes, primary colour pallets and floral designs on t-shirts, with padded shoulders, skirts and dresses have made their appearances in shops and social platforms. There has been an increase of micro kitten heels appearing on celebrities, the general public which keeps the classy, elegant side of the trend. The big 80’s influence mainly came from the film and music industry, Netflix series, books and magazines. A smaller portion of the influence came from parents who were born in the era or earlier passing their own styles and childhood onto their children which is a great way of bonding but also sharing a part of their life into their children’s. Not only has the trend affected the clothing, accessories, jewellery but it has also had a major impact on hairstyles, many people take the inspirations from films

and celebrities, influencers, people with platforms have also adapted the quick and simple 80’s inspired hairstyles, promoting them on their blogs, social media.

The style seems to appeal more to the younger audience, teens and young adults more than the older generation, judging by the fact that they got to experience this style earlier on and don’t want to do it again, that being the reason why it appeals more to the younger audience as they to experience it for the first time and modernise it in their own ways. Taking a look at the trend from a different point of view it can suggest that people look up to the ’80s and would like to go back to that generation, the people the things going on at the time, based off films, documentaries, family’s stories etc. The trend can be judged on more of a personal level for each individual that may have a connection with the era, some sort of memories or similarities within their lives. By returning to this style it can bring back the memories from the time they wore certain pieces of clothing or accessories, creating happy positive vibes.

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The 80’s trend has been popular in the fashion industry but also within celebrities, those young ones but also those who were actually born in the 80’s bringing back thier trends and styles back into fashion. Some may hate it but some absolutely love the idea of bringng back the colours, jackets, trousers and plenty of other accessories. Not only bringing back the clothing but other the different types of shoes, hairstyles, makeup and accessories to complete the whole look. The fun comes from experimenting with the choice of colours, different graphics and patterns but also different textures and small detailed accessories. Taking inspiration from plenty of films, social media such as Instagram keeps up the 80’s trend going and don’t think it’s going away anytime soon, so wby not give it a go yourself?


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The fashion world is often fast pace and the trends it produces are rarely kept around for long periods of time. They do make returns in different forms; these trends being brought back in different forms to what they have been previously. This shows that trends never really disappear, often they just evolve to be something “new” to consumers as something they think they haven’t seen before but actually have just in its older form. A recent example of this is holographic which is a trend that reached its peak between 2014-2016, and it came in every form of possible fashion that was available. It also paired well with the plastic/rubber shoe trend that had resurfaced from the mid 2000s. Now, the holographic trend has evolved to a new trend of pearl essence in clothes for going into a whole new decade which requires a review of trends that have served their time in the past and require an update to keep up with continuing to be a successful trend. This evolution of the holographic trend has taken a more subtle take on the very eye-catching feature of holographic fashion and created the same affect but slightly fainter in its use. It still has the rainbow of colours when caught in certain lights but it’s not as bright or shiny as holographic was. Pearlescent as its own trend is shown to be more of a casual and cosy trend being made from soft materials and paired with simple clothing pieces. It contrasts highly with holographic which was much more of a statement piece that was made to stand out within a crowd. Pearlescent as a trend brings in a lighter palette of colours including pastels into what is usually colder seasons which tend include more patterns and a neutral tone. It’s made up primarily of pastel space-dyed yarns and pearlized colour-changing fibers to create the light-catching effect that makes up the uniqueness of the trend. As pearlescent is styled as casual and loungewear, pairing a piece of pearlescent clothing something light toned such a beige colour or cream making such it’s neutral and doesn’t create huge contrast between the pearlescent clothing in the outfit as it would divert attention away from the subtle effect that needs to catch light to draw attention to it. Wearing it for loungewear int he forms of a jersey t-shirt means it would probably be easily paired with some heather grey, cream or white joggers or leggings to maintain the light delicate appearance that is created from this trend. Going into the 2020s is going to be a time for fashion to evolve in a lot of ways and this change of one trend to another that is similar but different in a lot of ways not only in the trend itself but how it’s styled and who may choose to wear it shows how fashion changes with the times. Pearlescent is a new take on an old trend but as for a trend in itself, it’s never been done before and really shows a new age for fashion is one the horizon. We are moving into a more sustainable future with fashion containing more high-quality materials being used for clothing to last longer and recycled materials such as plastic bottles being melted down and turned into fibers that can create clothes. Fashion is changing to be aware of world issues, especially in terms of news and politics. These new trends are part of the beginning of the new age of fashion and give us a taste of how even old trends that we have forgotten and now think are awful, can be reimagined into something that’s new and fresh for a new decade.

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MONOCHROME FASHION

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WILL YOU GIVE it a go this season? Monochrome fashion, the art of combing different shades of one tone to style a whole outfit, not only using the black tone, but different colours your choice and making the outcome more vibrant and interesting for the eye. No matter what colour you choose, if you mix shades and tints of that colour it will work perfectly with each other. Using this technique is a great way to express yourself, style yourself up with your favourite colour to a colour that makes you feel comfortable and confident, working around with the shades to create something unique. Monochrome fashion appears in fashion shows, magazines and most celebrities have included it into their styles and wardrobes. Monochrome has made a good amount of appearances in different big fashion shows, a big variety of celebrities have also included a bit of monochrome into their lives and wardrobes, stepping out of their normal styling and introducing themselves into a monochrome pop. So why not give it a go yourself? There’s no way you could go wrong with this fashion statement, which is the great part about this, you can’t go wrong with using only one tone to create a fashion piece, easier than thinking and creating something using lots of colours and patterns to form an outfit, so you’re not losing out but only gaining from this trend, improving those styling skills on the way too!

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Monochrome is anything but boring, wearing multiple layers and textures of one colour adds depth and dimension to the overall outfit, while also allowing to highlight or downplay certain parts of your body. When going for the monochrome fashion it forces you to think about the textures and materials you are using when experimenting with just one colour, creating more possibilities and opportunities for better outfits! What works well with monochromatic fashion is adding patterns, designs and prints into the outfits, by adding a print in the same colour will make the outfit stand out more and contrast nicely with the colour of your choice. Experimenting with a variety of prints will enhance your outfits and possibilities in the future. Perfect time to test this monochromatic fashion is now, wintertime, using plenty of layers and textures to create yourself an outfit of your choice, but also keeping yourself comfortable and stylish and warm by layering multiple items and pieces of clothing with each other, keeping yourself cosy this winter but still looking and making a big bold statement out on the streets. Got nothing to lose, easy, simple and 100% effect for putting together an outfit using only one colour, bring out your inner colour and make it pop this season, using all the tones and accessories that will make it even more exciting and pleasing for the eye.


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MAKE A STATEMENT WITH FEATHERS To re-create this look you will need false lash strips. You need to delicately add thin feathers. You will need to carfully add the lashes to the top and bottom lashes, placing them down very carefully with a pair of tweezers. A few feathers were also laid out across the eyebrows and cheeck bones to complete the effect.

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A ROYAL ALLIANCE

Text and Design: Chloe Major Models: Chloe Major and Matthew Nicoll

Shirt: Primark. Jumper: Fila. Trousers: Polo Ralph Lauren.

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Mix red, white and blue with stripes, utility shapes for the new take on nautical T-Shirt: Tommy hilfiger. Leggings: Pretty little thing. shoes: vans.

T-Shirt: H&M. Trousers: Dickies. Shoes: Converse.

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Text: Cyra Watts Design: Cyra Watts and Niamh Davies Photography: Loren Parkhurst

is the year of decorated denim. From patchwork to repeat logo patterns, this will be all the bizz in the New Year. If you’re bored of your denim or just want to spice up your wardrobe, look no further. Here are a few ideas for you to plan your future outfits with. Stay trendy!

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Party in the front, Business in the back! Oversized denim jacket with a large patchwork piece on the back.

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Co-ord Queen! Sporting a matching set of repeat patterns to really give off those IDGAF vibes.

Straight cut jeans with patchwork pockets. Puffy decored sleeves. Floral patterns are really adding sparkle to this double denim look.

Show you care about the environment with cute animal patches. Polar bears and turtles paired with collaged materials. Wear it with pride.

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Nike Blazer The Nike Blazer is another classic silhouette from Nike. Being adopted by Skaters early on, the shoe was originally created in 1973 as a basketball sneaker. Outside of sports and skateboarding, the shoe was then carried by the streetwear scene, with countless alterations being created. The most popular Blazer is probably the OffWhite collaboration, created by Virgil Abloh.

Nike Air Max 1

Written by: Jacob Adatia Designed and illustrated by: Jose Jurado

The Air Max I was the first Air Max trainer to be released by Nike. it came out in 1987, and features a Air capsule in the heel of the shoe. The classic silhouette has been retroed many times and has also been recreated in various different colour ways and versions of the shoe. The most recent sought after version came from Sean Wotherspoon, where he mixed the Air max 1 Sole and the Air Max 97 upper, to create a corduroy infused reselling magnet. The shoe itself now goes for over ÂŁ1300.

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Nike Air Max 90 The original Air Max ’90 was released in 1990, with the first colour-way released being dubbed the ‘Infared’. Air Max ‘90 would never be as loved if it wasn’t for it’s original colour scheme that’s still being emulated today by Nike. The infrared is re released every few years because of how popular the shoe is.

Nike Air Force 1 Probably the most common Nike silhouette, the Nike AF1 is a must have in everyones sneaker rotation. From the classic white on white to the new crazier designs, like the Catcus Jack AF1, this shoe is a quintessential part of any streetwear outfit.

Nike Air Jordan 1 Designed by Peter Moore, the Jordan 1 originally released from 1985 to 1986. This was Nikes signature shoe when signing Michael Jordan. Originally Mike didn’t want to sign with Nike and help in creating a shoe, as he preferred thinner shoes, like Converse, so he could feel the court better. So, to combat this, Nike made a thinner soled shoe, creating the Jordan 1. This shoe then sparked the Jordan brand, and the entire Legacy that Jordan created. Now, there are hundreds of colour ways and alterations of the shoe, with some shoes reselling for up to 10 x the original price.

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MAKE IT MINI

Worn by Lizzo, Rihanna and the Kardashians the mini bag has stuck around this year as a must-have viral accessory. It’s cute, it’s trendy and its highly instagrammable and only seems to be getting smaller!

Accessorize chain square cross body bag in green faux croc £22

Missguided stassie x missguided black croc mini handbag £25

Pretty little thing Black croc micro mini chain bag £10

Jacquemus ‘Le Chiquito’ Pouch £375

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Hermes Birkin upwards £13k

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LITTLE MISTRESS LUXURY TAYLA COBALT HAND EMBELLISHED SEQUIN MINI DRESS £55

I SAW IT FIRST Burgundy Sequin Bandeau Midaxi Dress £32

Miss guided peace and love gold plunge embellished split maxi dress £180

LITTLE BLACK DRESS Jywal Jazz Embellished Flapper Dress with Tassels in Black and Gold £94

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Happy Nude Year. After the dark, smouldering shades of Christmas, we strip make-up back to reveal the translucent beauty beneath. Reflect in the glory of perfect skin.

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Should the once hidden inner structures of our clothing be revealed, as form becomes function?

We have recently begun to see the emergence of a trend referred to as ‘inside out’ by WGSN, who are currently the world’s  leading trend forecaster. This is a trend that explores the use of typically functional features of clothing, such as zippers, stitches and pockets and elevates them to become an integral part of the decorative design. For example, the cargo trend, which has been extraordinarily popular throughout 2019 for both casual and evening wear, adopts the use of multiple oversized pockets as the key design feature, concentrating primarily on utility style trousers but also on other garments, such as jackets, shirts and vests. However, the ‘inside out’ trend seems to be going far beyond what we have come to recognise as the key elements of the cargo trend;  upping the ante to include pieces that use once hidden or concealed functional components, such as stitches, seams and even shoelaces as design features. For instance, the Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Strike 205 trainer is a perfect example of a product that epitomises the ‘inside out’ trend, whereby the lace-up closure is still functional but also wraps around the body of the shoe to further enhance it’s visual appearance. I believe this trend to be a response to the need for more sustainable options in fashion. Although high-end designers continue to produce new garments linked to the ‘inside out’ trend, existing clothing, such as pre-owned jeans, can be easily turned inside out to give the same overall look, without any detrimental impact. This trend may have also come about due to us, the consumer, who are beginning to be more conscious and aware of the effects that consumerism and the fashion industry in particular, are having on the environment and the changes that we all need to make.

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Jumpsuits are your way to go, comfortable, stylish and street style all in one, this outfit is perfect for anything you’re going out to do, pairing it up with sneakers adds the street style effect but heels work equally as well if you’re comfortable enough in them for the day. Jumpsuits are a great element for loungewear so you really don’t need much if you’re taking it outside as the comfort is all there for you. Silk clothing on it’s own is a great material and will make any outfit look stylish and comfortable, perfect for lounging but also can make a great statement piece in a simple outfit, pairing the silk with jeans or a skirt will make you stand out but at the same time you’re keeping the comfy vibe and look throughout the outfit. Silk is also associated with loungewear and comfort which makes it a great addition to take to the streets. Those matching shirts / hoodies and your sweats? If looks a little too lounge wear and simple for you, by adding lots of jewellery such as necklaces and earring it will change your look from boring to stylish. If you’re more daring add a pair of fun colourful shoes or even a pair of heels, this will completely transform the outcome of your outfit. Wearing the sweats, leggings, hoodies is a look on it’s own and it’s perfect for lounging around the house but equally as good for taking on the streets, keeping cosy yet still having that street style, sporty vibe going throughout. Oversized shirts / hoodies, anything oversized and layered will give you that lounge wear look, street style, oversized clothing in general has been a big trend in the fashion industry, celebrities such as the singer, Billie Eilish, who has been recognised for her ‘oversized’ and ‘baggy” clothing choice, contributes to the oversized trend massively. Layering your clothes automatically gives you more movement ability and freedom, layering clothing with different colour choices will also give a completely different effect yet still keep you in the lounge wear zone. Jumpers and cardigans fall under the “loungewear” which works perfectly as the knitted types will give you all the comfort you need, to style this you don’t really need much as cardigans and jumpers look good on their own but sizing up on these will give you more of an urban touch and feel even more comfortable to be in.

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How many times have you just wanted to leave the house wearing your lounge clothing? Well luckily for you, now you can incorporate your lounge wear into street wear, all while keeping stylish and trendy! You may ask yourself, what is street acceptable and what is not? In all honesty whatever you feel like wearing and what is comfortable for you and appropriate for the weather. Priority for the majority of all the generations is comfort when leaving the house, luckily the whole idea of having to look your best all the time has gone down slightly and now it is more acceptable to have that extra comfy touch in your outfits rather than a few years back where it wasn’t as welcomed by the public, or by other people on what others were wearing.

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Taking energetic deep house music into flow with individual streetwear DJ and new found fashion icon Peggy Gou takes her own spin on casual and classic wear to form her own spin on classic streetwear. Gou takes inspiration from her music influence of house, techno and electro which inspire urban and energetic ‘vibes’ that Kirin brings across.

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Gou wearing Kirin at her own event, @kirin on Instagram

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Kirin fills a gap in the market where women’s high end streetwear merges with individuality and vibrant aesthetic to create a unique line which expresses Gou’s electric taste in music. Before beginning her career path into music she had previous experience in the work world of fashion. Then explaining further how her brand Kirin isn’t just based upon basic little fashion knowledge, she really knows her stuff. That’s what makes Kirin so great, it’s a mix of current popular music ideology and also turning streetwear chic.

Gou Wearing Kirin, @kirin on instagram

Peggy Gou is an immensely successful DJ who plays around the world in various locations and festivals both inside the UK and in tropical locations. Her style is reflected in both her line and her music, showcasing exactly why Kirin is deserving of being the next big thing. Encouraging women to not dress “inside the box”, but to step out of it and be individual. Like Gou herself and her music.

Kirin AW19, @kirin on Instagram

Kirin expresses Peggy Gou’s personal culture through vibrant colours and unique patterns. Making streetwear ponder differently than usually expected. The brand name itself; Kirin is the name of the symbolic Chinease creature Gou uses across her line. It also symbolises expression and confidence attributes expressed by the fanbase of the brand itself. The brand uses house colours of red and blue, playing amongst cream and black. Which enhances the primary colours. The brand name also means “giraffe” in Koren, which exemplifies the playful attitudes of the brand.

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Gou and freinds wearing Kirin, @kirin on instagram

Gou wears her own line at her own events, and festivals. Creating a persona for herself and therefore creating an ideal identity for Kirin.

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Photography: Kayli Haydon, Make Up: Rosie Stewart, Ava Monaghan, Styling: Erin O’Farrell

T-Shirt: H&M Glasses: Primark Jeans: ASOS

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EVERYTHING IS BLUE No longer reserved for Britney and Justin, jean on jean is your new way to do denim

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Dungarees: Miss Selfridge Shirt: Lefties Shoes: Models Own Jeans: In the style Jacket: McOrvis

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Raf Simons has been one of the most influential designers over the past decade within the fashion industry, and his collaborative brand with Calvin Klein entitled 205W39NYC as something which consumers had never seen before. The first 205W39NYC brought an American West-inspired trend to life; button up red and blue silk shirts and brown high-waisted trousers made the industry stand still. His first runway of collection was such an instant success in 2017 it encouraged the brand to create the subsidiary Calvin Klein Jeans, a cheaper alternative to the higher-priced Calvin Klein pieces of clothing, with Raf Simons at the forefront of the higher-end side of the brand. For AW18 Calvin Klein Jeans released a new collection (Calvin Klein Jeans 1978) inspired by the 205W39NYC collection, this time with a more streetwear influence, endorsed by celebrities such as ASAP Rocky who is known for having close ties to the brand. From straight-leg jeans, featuring an all-over print of an American cowboy riding a horse in a large field, to a blown-up image of a typical 1970’s American house, this collection took Raf’s idea to a whole new level. Originally teased on ASAP Rocky’s Instagram, the collection sold out instantly as it ‘dropped’ online, similar to other streetwear brands such as Supreme and Palace where items of clothing are released instantly all at once with fans trying to be as quick as possible to get the sought-after items within seconds of release.

As fashion is one of the fastest industries around, companies took instant inspiration from these designs and incorporated it in to their own styles, making sure that they remained on-trend within the industry. Fast fashion companies such as ASOS took the old American-Western style used by Calvin Klein and made a new collection out of it, for the consumer to have this sense of style but at a much cheaper price than if they were to buy it straight from Calvin Klein themselves. Items of clothing that took inspiration from the Calvin Klein Jeans 1978 collection includes a navy and white striped denim jacket, with several buttons across the entire jacket, clearly taking an inspiration from the trucker jackets that were released in the 1978 collection. This has also trickled down in to other fast-fashion online stores such as Boohoo, with American-Western inspired jackets being pushed out to the consumer, this time with a yellow-striped sleeve in order to stand out from the crowd (Pictures of all shown on next page). Matching the denim jacket quite well, striped jeans came in to trend as soon as the 1978 collection was released, and so ASOS released several different styles in order to compliment the denim jackets, just like in the original Calvin Klein collection – with double denim seemingly “cool” again.

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Taking inspiration from the bright colours used within the original collection, ASOS also released a baggy navy denim jean with a rainbow stripe running from top to bottom on the side of the leg, giving the consumer a real throwback to the late ‘70’s. Straying away from striped, BooHoo brought back double denim with a twist - a colour block jacket being a mixture of denims to pair it with, along with a splattered utility vest giving more modern twists to recreate this look on a dime.

Article by Matthew Nicoll

Inspiration is one of the most important things within the fashion industry, and it is clear to see that throughout the past few years how much fast fashion really relies on these bigger brands to come up with the main trends. Then again, it allows fans of the fashion industry to stay up-to-date with the trends and for less money, but still having that same sense of style.

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Noisy May Stripe Denim Jacket, ASOS (£48) Abrand Street A-Line Striped Jean, ASOS (was £99, now £40.50) FW18 Landscape Trucker Jacket (was $672, now $336) Matching Trousers (was $598, now $299)

Colour Block Denim Jacket, BooHoo, £28 down to £22.40 Mid Rise Boyfriend Jeans, BooHoo, £12 down to £9.60

Denim Utility Vest With Paint Splat, BooHoo, £35 down to £10 Tapered Fit Denim Jeans with Ripped Knee, BooHoo, £22 down to £15.40

Oversized Distressed Denim Jacket with Side Print, BooHoo (was £40, now £20) ASOS DESIGN Slim Jeans in Mid Wash Blue with Rainbow Stripe, ASOS (was £30, now £24)

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As the year ends and trends evolve, everyone requires a new pair of shoes to celebrate the decade.

Chunky Trainers are in this season, with a textile update. Although you may want to hang onto those Buffalo Trainers, update your look with Chunky Trainers with mixed textiles and patterns to create dimension.

TOPSHOP Cancun Ecru Chunky Sneaker 49 GBP

Twenty-twenty is a year of the evolution of previous trends; with inspirations from Manolo Blahnik and Jacquemus, all you need to know is how to look HOT on a student budget.

Written & designed by Rachael Taylor, Images by listed retailers

Similar to the Jacquemus Heels, feature heels give your footwear an update that you didn’t know you needed!

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ZARA Geometric Heels 50 GBP

For a Western update, go for a more streamlined design with a featured heel to achieve a chic look when paired with an oversized trench.

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ASOS DESIGN Energise Clear Boots 45 GBP PVC is still in, with more styles to try! Try the coloured PVC trend with Aqua Blue Boots with an open toe to create that iconic futuristic vibe.

ASOS London Rebel Chunky Lace-Up Boots 65 GBP Update your ankle boots this season by pairing boots with a jumper dress and chunky socks!

DR Martens 1460 Patent Boot 129 GBP

When Punk Aesthetic arrives for the new season, coming with it are DR. Martens. Pair with ‘Mom Jeans’ and an oversized tuxedo jacket for the Rebellion Edit.

EGO Ariana Strappy Sandal 4 34.99 GBP For the ‘Barely-there’ look, get yourself Clear Perspex Heels to look effortless in any outfit, whether you pair with skinny jeans or a dress!

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art According to psychology, whether we are more of a creative person or more academic all comes down to one simple factor...the activity in our brain. It may sound bizzare, but tests have been carried out to prove this theory. The theory is that people are either right-brained or leftbrained; one side of the brain is more dominant than the other. If you’re mostly analytical and methodical in your thinking, you’re said to be left brained. If you tend to be more creative and artistic, you are thought to be right brained.

Images: Unsplash Written by: Erin O’Farell Designed by: Jose Jurado, Erin O’Farell

You may be wondering how we even know the roles of each half of the brain. It’s all due to science. A psychological study, conducted by Sperry on split brain patients looked into people who had undergone a hemisphere disconnection. This simply means that the middle bit connecting the two parts of the brain together had been severed, therefore it was possible to test the individal hemispheres and observe their roles.

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Sperry found that the left hemisphere was connected to logic, sequencing, linear thinking, mathematics, facts and thinking in words. Whereas the right hemisphere was connected to imagination, holistic thinking, intuition, arts, rhythm, non verbal cues, feelings visualisation and daydreaming.

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On the other hand, science cannot always explain everything. Science suggests around 95% of the population are “left brained”, but this does not add up with all the amazingly creative individuals in our world. Counting every painter, every musician, every story teller, every dancer and many more to be added to the list, on the flipside, 5% seems like too small of a number. So what makes them good at what they do if not biology? Many people, especially musicians don’t start out perfect, but get there through lots and lots of practice. Suggesting that it is not our brains that make us creative or not. Patience and persistance are what make people stand out as individuals. So in this theory, a left brained person could train to adopt a creative personality.


SCIENCE How can you make yourself more academic?

How can you make yourself more creative?

A few tips and tricks of putting your left brain to use consist of the following:

If you’re trying to nourish your creative side, here are a few tips to help get you started:

1. Make sure you spend time every day reading, writing or both. This helps stimulate the intellectual aspects of your brain and increase its activity.

1. Read about and listen to creative ideas of others.You might discover the seed of an idea you can grow, or set your own imagination free.

2. Never stop learning! Take a class, go to a lecture, try to acquire a new skill, listen to teacher podcasts! They say you learn somethimg new everyday, so keep it up.

2. Try something new. Take up a creative hobby, such as playing an instrument, drawing or storytellin. A relaxing hobby can help your mind wander to new places.

3. Tackle challenging crossword or sudoku puzzles - another great way to get your academic aspect of your brain working hard.

3. Look within. This can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and what makes you tick. Why do you gravitate towards certainacticities and not others?

4. Play memory games, board games, card games, or even video games, it all tests and challenges the problem solving parts in the brain. 5. Simply take on a new hobby that requires you to focus. E.G. chess, book clubs, story writing... In addition to thinking exercises, your brain benefits from good physical workout. Just 120 minutes of aerobic exercise a week can help improve learning and verbal memory.

4. Keep it fresh. Break your set patterns nd go outside your comfort zone. Take a trip to a place you’ve never been. Immerse yourself in another culture. Take a course in a subject you haven’t studied before. 5. When doing simple chores, such as washing the dishes, leave the T V off and let your mind wander to new places. Rest, relax, and laugh to let your creative juices flow.

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SLIME LANGUAGE Atlanta clearly stands out from any other US State the its about more than just than just the hip hop, its also about the culture and communities that feature within Atlanta. Atlanta is a cultural epicentre for African Americans for reasons that reach beyond music. The culture within atlanta is feature in multpiple places within music, a main feature is Magic City. The famous Atlanta nightclub is feature in many songs by artists such as Travis Scott, Snoop Dogg and multi platinum record breaking rapper Drake With Rap Music playing a very big part in todays music industry its safe to say the impact its having on the industry aswell as peoples lives is only going to be getting bigger and bigger..... A high percentage of rap music being driven into todays music is going straight from the southside of USA Atlanta. Atlanta rap is playing a dominante part in the rap world. With rappers like Young Thug, Lil Baby, Gunna, Lil Keed and Migos rappers like these are driving a new type of wave into the music world which people just cant enough of. Talking about Money, Jewelry, Cars and DRIP people just cant get enough of the way in which they present and produce the music in which they do. Artists like Migos are probaly the biggest rap group to date. with songs like Bad And Boujie, Walk It Talk It, Kelly Price and Slippery under there belt, most songs that are big by Migos are know to every one of a certain age range.

Words by: Hayden Salter Design by: Lucas Smith

Members Quavo, Offset and Takeoff are all living a life of luxary with high end designer clothes and fast cars and they certainly are ashamed of showing this off within their music. with lines such as, Ima pull up flexin in the Maybach (Cocoon), Dont ask about them whips and them houses and jewelery cause all that paid for Made (Made Men), I buy ferraris like Jordan (Gucci Mane, Slippery). The life these rappers are clearly of the high life full of wealth. The life of wealth is shown the most buy Atlanta rappers that goes along so well woth unique flow and wave in which they provide.

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Stepping away from the modern day of atlanta rap, some of the biggest artists have come out of atlanta. with likes of Outkast, Lil Jon, Ludacris and Usher these multi platinum selling artists are all pioneers of the music industry. Pioneers of the hip hop indusrty rap duo Outkast made up of Andre 3000 and Big Boi took to storm during the mid 1990s and early 2000s with their muti selling platinum hits Ms Jackson, Roses and Hey Ya. Outkast are to the current day still know to be legends of the rap indusrty, with their career starting back when they were both still at high school, performing rap battles at lunchtime, this them came with them both skipping classes to focus on making and writting music. This soon resulted in the pair being kicked out of high school. Shortly after getting kicked out of high school the pair were signed to the label LaFace Records. In 1995 the pair were involved in a very heated and intense East Coast vs West Coast rivalry, Andre 3000 was presented an award saying ‘the south got something to say’ Many people will say this was one of the biggest moments for Atlanta rap as it entered stage left and never looked back from this point. Rappers still to this day still credit and honour that acceptance speech by Andre 3000 and outkast for this then paving the way for Southern hip hop.


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The drip within the Atlanta rap culture is like no other. The life full of high end designer clothing all the rappers certainly arent affraid of flexing this off within social media. with rappers flexing there lives wearin expensive clothing possing in front of their fast cars holding stacks of large amounts of cash, its safe to say they certainly arent affraid of hidding their life. Top brands that feature with these rappers closets are brands like Amiri, Givenchy, Balenciaga and Fendi. These high end brands are feature highly in there lives and they certainly show this by flexing this within the bars that feature within their music. With jeans from Amiri costing over 1000 for just 1 pair this goes to show they love the life of luxuary as these arent even the centre peice of the outfit. The sneakers, with the sneaker game at a high like no other the resell market for shoes is at a high like it has never been at before with some sneakers have a value of higher than 10000 A notable feature to mention will be Futures apperance on sneaker shopping with complex. Sneaker shopping is a series made for youtube by Complex. Complex is a New York media platform for youth culture which was founded as a bi-monthly magazine founded by Marc Milecofsky. In futures episode of Sneaker shopping that took place in Barneys New York he dropped a woppig $38,971.85 this included items such as Givenchy Sneakers, Prada sneakers, Gucci loafers, vetaments parka coat aswell as many many other items. Other rappers from Atlanta to feature on sneaker shopping are rappers such as Migos, Gucci Mane, Gunna and Lil Baby

The Jewelery that the rappers from atlanta are like no other and they certainly arent affraid of spending alot of racks on their jewelery. Migos rapper Offset in a interview with Hypebeast shows off his Diamond Ring worth a wopping $750,000, he also mentions in this interview his Auto Lacing Nike Air Mag sneakers from Back To The future worth $50,000. Back to his $750,000 ring the ring is his engagment ring to rapper Cardi B and the ring features a big diamond coming off the top of the ring GQ feature a collection of videos on YouTube called ‘on The Rocks’. in these videos rappers get to flex and show off their jewelery pieces. Gucci Mane is claimed to have the best jewelery collection with in the rap industry. In his episode of ‘On The Rocks’ he mentions that he got his first piece at the age of 14 and it was from his Dad who was a con man. he also talks about his AP Watch with a value worth over $1,000,000 which features baguettes all over the watch, the watch its self was purchased at auction in France.

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Written and designed by: Eva McLennan Illustration by: Niamh Davies

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As well as having an outrageous outfit Billy’s arrival to the Met Gala was a show stopper, he turned up being carried by six shirtless men dressed in gold to match himself. This being Billy's first appearance at the Met Gala set the bars high for the next few years. The over the top and creative ensemble by The Blonds fit with 2019 theme 'Camp: Notes on Fashion,’ letting Billy fully express himself. The look was inspired by Ancient Egypt and was a performance as well as a fashion show. He is wearing gold-leaf Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and his headpiece is 24-karat gold. His playsuit covered in jewels and his huge wings were unmissable.

This is a very literal interpretation of 2018s theme "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Zendaya is dressed head to toe in armour mimicking Saint Joan of Arc also known as "The Maid of Orléans”. Zendaya has also taken on a short bob much like the Roman Catholic saint herself. Zendaya is seen wearing a custom Versace garment consisting of a neckpiece and shoulder pads, a thick belt and a chainmail train. This dress stands out by making a traditionally useful uniform into a stunning catwalk dress, the square neck and shoulders imitate the historic style, the chainmail has been cleverly draped to emphasise Zendaya’s figure to create a more elegant image.

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Each year we are blown away with the celebrities interpretations of the theme, nearly everyone gets involved and shows off their show stopping garments. There have been hundreds of outstanding outfits throughout the years including Jared Leto’s Gucci head and the nativity scene on Sarah Jessica Parker’ head. These four became some of the most iconic, here we look at their inspiration and their outcome.

Cardi B, 2018

Rihanna,2015

In the same year the newcomer Cardi B went all out for her first Met Gala appearance she flawlessly interpreted the theme "Catholic Imagination.” Her entire outfit was covered with pearls and gems creating a showstopper. Everything came together for her custom Moschino look creating a perfect Met ensemble. Everything worked so well together making it unmissable, the high slit, the bulging trail, the perfect headdress, and even the baby bump. This look will be one of the most memorable moments at the Met.

This is undeniably one of the most unforgettable moments at the Met, in 2015 this dress stood out from the humble ensembles before. This floral embroidered dress was made by Guo Pei and it captured the theme “China: Through the Looking Glass” perfectly. The real yellow dress was found online whilst Rihanna was searching for Chinese couture. It's handmade and took one Chinese woman 2 years to make, truly capturing the essence of Chinese couture. Its no doubt that the star wiped the floor with this huge fur-trimmed trail and made this garment the best thing to walk the red carpet yet. The cape was complimented with a subtle gold headdress mimicking the floral patterns on the trail.

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Ever dreamed of going to Ibiza? Madrid? Barcelona? At least one of these have been a dream, and lucky for you this small fishing town in Spain is only an hour and a half away from Barcelona – but what’s so special about it? Blanes is located very closely to the birthplace of Surrealist artist Salvador Dali! The Dalí Theatre and Museum in Figueres is one of the most important and visited museums in Catalonia. You can also visit Dalí’s House-Museum in Port Lligat after you’ve been to see Gaudi’s House in Park Guell or the Casa Batllo in Barcelona for a real artist infused trip!

The Dali Theatre and Museum, 15 EUROS

Words and Design by: Sienna Jordan

Blanes is also known for the Concurs de Focs d’Artifici during the Santa Anna festival; an event that includes a lot of fireworks (if interested, it takes place at the end of July 2020 – marking the 50th edition – exact dates will be announced in May/March time but locals advise to book during the last 2 weeks of July to be sure to catch it!). Other places of interest include botanical gardens, coves, and beaches which are surrounded by mountains.

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One of the botanical gardens in Blanes is the Marimurtra -

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This garden in particular includes over 4000 different plant species and is visited by 300,000 people every year! Once inside you get greeted and given maps to the gardens, can take pictures with parrots on your arm, and have a drink and snack at a small outdoor food stall in the middle of the park! Check out their Instagram to see the weddings, yoga classes and other events they host there (@marimurtrabotanic ) as well as their website (https://www.marimurtra.cat/ en/) to see their achievements! Finally, here is one of the popular coves, Sa Forcanera. It is only accessible by sea because it is located under a cliff at the feet of Marimutra Botanical Garden. It’s a little cove that makes up an idyllic and natural retreat in Costa Brava, with a very rocky landscape, being one of the best coves in Blanes! I can practically see the Insta pics being taken... ‌So, if you ever plan to go to Barcelona (or close by for cheaper costs) Blanes is a surprisingly beautiful and interesting town still as Instagram-worthy as the bigger, more expensive tourist towns to give you unique experiences!

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InstaInspo With the 1 billion active users on Instagram and 8 million business profiles promoting over 50% on their stories, small businesses are becoming more popular. Especially with a theme of the younger generation wanting to be more sustainable in the products they buy, with most of them being a cheaper alternative to others - which is the best for students trying to scrimp and save here and there! While searching for sustainable products, the most popular ones are denim (187% inc in page views), vegan leather (119% inc) and sustainable fashion in general (inc of 66%). However, with the vintage kilo sales, charity shops, Depop, and many other platforms to buy sustainable fashion from, does Instagram spring to mind?

Written and designed by: Sienna Jordan

I’ve gone through my Instagram to give you some Inspiration on who you could buy from to begin your sustainable fashion collection - accessories edition!

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“While at college I looked into the impact of the fashion industry on the environment, giving me a real passion to do my bit and change the way that myself and other people think about the clothes we wear. I also learnt how to crochet at college, my love for it continued to grow. My work now consists of a mixture of crocheted clothing/accessories, recycling clothing and accessories when I can as well as recycling any waste and using sustainable materials.” -

GrlMade began their Insta page showcasing the beautifully retro hand-made polymerclay earrings (that can also be found on their Depop - @pepperminttoad). Chimaine, who began Grlmade, keeps this small business going in newcastle while juggling a full-time job, promoting a giveaway in August that sparked some more Insta interest, her beautiful pieces go from £5 with shipping to £12 depending on design and size - cheap and cheerful bargains for unique earrings!

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“Bloma began as a hobby for me. I started making earrings as a form of therapy for myself whilst I went through a rough time in my life. It was through encouragement from my friends and family that I chose to share what I’d made. I’m really inspired by the slow and handmade fashion movement which has grown in recent years in response to fast fashion!” - @ blomashop Bloma sell beautifully hand-made jewellery, their website an array of hair clips, necklaces, bracelets and their iconic floral earrings, all made in Manchester!

Inspired by Japenese Furoshiki bags and scrunchies, Natasha (‘Roop’) hand-makes everything from deadstock, leftover and vintage fabrics (only buys elastic and clasps), even keeping her packaging sustainable which helps keep her business super green! Everything is always SUPER limited edition and some are even one of a kind - so you better snap them up quick! @itsrooper Followers: 909

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April 20 - May 20 Earth Sign

June 21 - July 22 Water Sign

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WHICH ZODIAC SIGN ARE YOU? January 20 - Feabruary 18 Air Sign December 22 - January 19 Earth Sign

January 20 - Feabruary 18 Air Sign

February 19 - March 20 Water Sign

October 23 - November 21 Water Sign

September 23 - October 22 Air Sign

November 22 - December 21 Fire Sign

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WHAT CAREER SUITS YOUR SIGN THE BEST? Now that you know your zodiac sign, whether you believe in them or not, we bring the best careers according to your zodiac sign. Hopefully this will help as an inspiration for those who are currently lost on their short-term future plans, and as pure entertainment for those who have already found their vocation.

EARTH SIGNS Business All Earth signs are bosses when it comes to their passion. They have a natural ability to grow, personally and professionally; which will do well in business. They are constantly wanting to improve, being good leaders and wanting to help others with this quality.

AIR SIGNS Health & Social Air signs value life, they value our world. They have a strong feeling of making the world a better place, and apart from occasional volunteering, this passion goes beyond.

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These signs find a great joy in giving to others, hence providing medical healthcare, as they believe health and medicine are one to make our world better. They know this and are always willing to make everyone have a better opportunity in life.

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FIRE SIGNS Teaching Fire signs are very passionate, and they love to share this enthusiasm. They become experts at anything they start showing big interest towards, due to their perseverance. This is why they would make amazing teachers and professors. This signs are fun and interesting, so they find it easy to keep people engaged. They can find innovative and entertaining ways of teaching, making them more approachable and therefore motivating others to learn.

WATER SIGNS Creatives Water signs are known for being quite deep. They are known for being creative and full of emotions. They have a very artistic way of seeing the world and therefore would make amazing artists; wether they are sculptors, filmmakers, painters or musicians. They know how to listen to others and therefore know how to reach the viewer through a piece of artwork full of emotions. Water signs are hardworking and very persistent in their work, making them rarely give up, which comes handy in the artistic industry. They are experts on creating something new and making it evoke a successful effect on the audience.

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Preppy and Proud Written and designed by: Matthew Nicoll

A brief history on the ‘Preppy’ style, influenced by American school culture.

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First question that comes to mind with people is ‘what is preppy?’. Preppy, or Prep, is the term used to describe a group of people within a school culture who separate themselves from what the normality follows, through a dress sense and overall style. The name of this subculture originated from the term ‘private-school’, with people who fit in to the prep category coming from an upper-class background. People who fit in to the prep category were also seen as being exclusive to their own group, who only socialise with others that are only as highly educated as they are. The Ivy League of Universities is known for helping start the subculture, with the Ivy League being a sports event held by (what’s seen as) the top eight universities in the country, as these universities showed to the rest of the world what true prep culture was. With all private schools having a form of a house system, where all students are divided in to groups when joining the school, with this then being used to separate them when it comes around to sporting activities or in other team environments, and this played a key role in to the preppy style in which we see today. When the subculture first came in to style in the mid-1900’s, it was clear that certain students

found a way of making school uniform look like a dress sense; it was an outfit which they made their own. Preppy fashion emerged in to the spotlight towards the end of the 1970’s and early 1980’s, when brands took inspiration from the styles of students attending private schools such as Harvard and Yale for their next outfit trends. This is when brands such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Gant, Gap and many more decided to bring the style to the real world, with their latest designs focusing on what makes the prep style so unique compared to other styles. With prep’s outfits tending to stick to the colour of the house which they were assigned, this was incorporated in to the brands who were taking inspiration from the style, with Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger being known for going out of their comfort zone at the time of history by experimenting with colours and prints which they had never really used before. Big block colours with the mixture of different coloured horizontal stripes were new for the outside world, and the world took to this trend instantly. There are many stereotypical ways in which preps used to dress, with the style of the clothes now being instantly recognisable around the world. Beige-coloured chinos with the bottoms rolled

up to show a sense of style, whilst being paired with a navy-coloured pump-like shoe shows that preps like to contrast things and they really weren’t afraid to mix things which hadn’t been done before. They liked to wear oversized argyle jumpers that made them look smart whilst also having an untucked Oxford shirt which then makes them look scruffy, and a tie that’s not done up correctly to show that they don’t care about their appearance, when in matter of fact it’s exactly how they’re trying to make others think. Lifestyle is one of the most important inspirations in the preppy style, with private-school students attending upper-class sport classes which Great Britain made popular many centuries ago, such as polo, sailing, fencing and many more. Stripes and colours within preppy fashion were mainly inspired by these old English sports, with the nautical style also being shown too. Brands such as Lacoste and Izod who were inspired by the preppy style turned it in to a form of sportwear, and therefore opening up another whole world to the preppy style. With preppy style not making much of an impact in the fashion world past the new millennium, it is surely going to come back in to trend at the turn of the new year.

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and War From skinheads to utility-style; war and political atmospheres have always played a big part in fashion. In the UK Skinheads took bomber jackets and shaved heads with Dr Marten boots to give workingclass people a harsh and dangerous look when the political climate was against them. In the late sixties, the psychedelic and hippie movement began to wear bright military tunics which acted as a bold statement for their anti-war message and outraged their grandparents. After the Vietnam war, It was big in the US especially for teenagers to draw all over and customise their dad’s military jackets which without intent made a unique look with childish drawings over clothing related to war and hardship. In more recent times brands like Gosha Rubchinskiy have taken inspirations from these images to create a new fresh take for the modern age. Gosha has frequently collaborated with Adidas who’s first items were sport shoes inspired by German military trainers and these designs can still be recognised in Adidas’ most popular shoes.

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In recent years utility and riot inspired wear has been climbing up into fashion which is thanks to riots happening daily around the world in protest against our leaders. Designer Demna Gvasalia, who founded Vetements, was inspired by the messy post-apocalyptic image of media in war-ridden countries which is obvious when looking at his 2018 collections. These examples show how we can express our opinions no matter how bold through fashion without having to be overly serious as fashion has and always will be about having fun and looking cool. Finding beauty in the harsh and ugly things has been a prominent theme in art and fashion for a while with movements like brutalism and avant-garde and these examples are the roots to a new genre of this “beauty in the dark” idea of art and fashion.

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In contemporary news Hong Kong has stood up to their leaders with aggression on both sides; Their government has attempted to ban the facemask which is a big part of modern Chinese culture, not just fashion. But their attempt hasn’t past and has only added a politic aspect to the already popular face mask in the fashion world. The facemask has been a part of street fashion for a long time now, Gaining international popularity when airborne diseases were all the rage on the news (remember swine flu?). With the recent Hong Kong riots as well as the rise of utility wear mixed in with the ever-growing heated political climates of the world today it is no doubt that war and riot inspired fashion is here to stay. The facemask has been adapted to streetwear in recent years with colourful designs by BAPE on the otherwise blunt looking item, Virigil Abloh has given his two cents with the off-white facemasks and by 2019 every brand from Givenchy to Adidas has given their interpretation of the item. Where these examples are more playful and streetwear-inspired we are starting to see the facemask and other harsh utility clothing on runways in much more couture aesthetic with A Cold Wall’s muted and eroded look or with Alyx’s dark professional style. This can be viewed as a reaction to the more serious connotations to the facemask and the generally more serious atmosphere of the world lately and is a clear commentary on art mimicking life.

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The first variation of the puff sleeve was a gigot sleeve. These were wide over the arm, narrow from the elbow to the wrist and were particularly flourishing in the 1890s. These gigot sleeves were to help achieve a fashionable hourglass figure that Edwardian women were supposed to have. These types of sleeves however were sometimes impractical, a lot of padding was required to keep the puff sleeves puffy. It made it difficult to move in, some women couldn’t even fit through doorways because the sleeves were so big. This lead to some fashion critics calling the sleeves ‘imbecile sleeves’. The puff sleeves was a hyper feminine style that went through many transformations. The puff sleeves were either short three quarter length or a full length sleeves that were gathered at the tip or the bottom. The actual puff of the sleeves were lined with stiffened fabric to create the shape.

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In 1892 there was a widening of the shoulder line, sleeves were becoming larger and pelerine collars were added as seen in the late 1820’s. Armhole seams sat on the shoulder didnt drop at all. And V-shapped insters were on the outer part of the sleeve. During 1894 the fashion still looked very similar. The gigot sleeves were still very puffy and created a silhoutette difined figure creating that tiny waist. However in 1897 a new style of fluffy and frilly appeared. A girlyness and femininity was bought back. Shrunken sleeves reduced the top heavy look. Much smaller puffs were about. The puff itself was trimmed, tucked or ruched. Princess Diana wore puffed sleeves on her wedding day, probabaly along with every other 80’s bride at that time. As each season arrived designers played around with the length of the sleeves. They soon realised that by adapting the sleeve hemline they would then create a fresh new vibe undiscovered by a whole generation. The three quarter length became increasingly popular, however within a short space of time the sleeve was then cropped to

elbow length with designers adding in ruffles or frills. Soon this trend hit the big stores and fashion history was made. By 2008/9 shorter sleeves were on jackets, coats and dresses. It hit the catwalks with the big sleeves being seen on Swarovski, IFTF and Dior. Wallis had their 2008 autumn collection which included the Edwardian inspired sleeves. It showed how the decade had progressed with blouses and jackets becoming much more feminine and glamour had retured. For 2018 puff sleeves were bought back as the 80’s had a massive influence on the popular trends that year, with double breasted jackets and extra large shoulders coming back too. After the catwalks were seen with puff sleeves this lead the highstreet stores such as Zara and Mango stocking some afforable pieces. This year 2019, has followed on from last years popular trend however it has moved from cotton tops with sweetheart necklines to going ‘out out’ outfits on blouses, cocktail dresses, jumpsuits and tailoring. Celine Dion and Gigi Hadid both appeared on the front cover of Harper’s Bazaar and Love Magazine this September wearing outfits with exaggerated puff sleeves. It looks like this trend isn’t in any hurry of fading out as the likes of Longchamp’s, Marc Jacobs and Cecile Bahnsen have had their recent spring 2020 runway shows. So keep a look out for next years new take on the puff sleeves.


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We believe as a fashion retailer that we need to work harder to become more sustainable when producing collection in the future. We also believe that’s it’s important to focus more what our customer want before marketing and selling out product. My research has shown me that New Look customers have strong environmental values: “I wonder if their materials are eco-friendly to the environment” I have your answer. Yes! These materials are ecofriendly and sustainable. They will be made with natural materials that doesn’t put strain on our natural environment. “No more waste, no more pollution” I believe that all fashion retailer should improve their sustainability when creating fashion trends that people should follow. This is why it’s important to make our customers and clients aware of this process and understand that fashion trends should become more natural friendly and this is why we recommend you following the Natural Exploration trend. No matter the gender, age or ethnical. this brand/trend will stick with the customers until the end. “Are you fed up with the constant changes in trend” As a designer, I have a strong belief that fashion trends should be versatile to whatever season you want to wear them in.

With this research in mind I have chosen to use my Natural Exploration trend for my brand strategy idea. Natural Exploration Trend The change in fashion trends have come were soft and fluffy materials are being used in fashion garments to keep you warm. Are you ready for the soft undertones that complements the earthy green tones? That give you an autumn winter feel. Do you want to wear something that is versatile that doesn’t fall apart when outside? Why not try this trend. NATRUAL EXPLORATION! The name is in the word Natural! It a trend focusing on the natural beauty of using nature in fashion, interior and photoshoot. Making you feel like Autumn and Winter is here. There pale tones can be worn through there season without worrying about what you can wear. You can pair your fluffy coat with a pair of Demin jeans and no one would even care what you would look like. I feel that my natural exploration trend fits perfectly into my chosen brand: New Look as the prints/pattern’s links into my target market and age group, which arranges from the ages of 1 to 13 years old. My vision for my brand is to create a waterproof jacket that links into the style of jackets new look creates for their younger generation. The prints and patterns will blend in with the colour New Look uses to ensure that the brand is unique to their style.

I would see one on my prints on a fitted puffer coat in a dark green or khaki colour. The trim of the hood will me made out of faux fur material that is made from natural materials. The inside of the coat will be made of natural fleece to keep you children warm on the inside. On the outside of the coat there will be protected layer that stop the elements getting in. This means that the coat will fit perfectly into the Autumn Winter season. This product is suitable for Autumn Wintertime but is also versatile to wear throughout the year due its smart technology that allow you to remove section of the coat to make it warmer or cooler. This means that the inner fleece layer can be removed and worn on its own or with the coat, making it perfect for the spring summer season.

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When we all think of Nike we think of the iconic swoosh or tick. So when we think of shoes and Nike, only one shoe shines through the rest. The Iconic Air Force 1. It seems these days everyone has an Air Force 1 in their wardrobe, and in their rotation of shoes. From the endless colour ways and the crazy designs, this silhouette is an absolute classic that everyone should have. So, whats the history behind this timeless shoe, and, who helped pioneered it? Beginning with the Air Force 1 Model, the Air Force silhouette went on the create other Air Force shoes; the Air Force 2, Air Force 3, Air Force STS, Air Force 5, Air Force XXV and Air Force 09. The Air Force 1 Model is the most worn model, coming in three options - High, Mid and Low (with the Low being the most popular version). This silhouette was designed by Bruce Kilgore in 1982, but then in 1984 the shoe was planned to be discontinued. But, with a massive surge of Baltimore’s enthusiastic wearers, they encouraged Nike to continue making the shoe. From this, the Nike Air Force 1s rocketed in popularity. They were considered the shoe of the youth in Harlem, New York. They were so popular the shoes were given the nickname “Uptowns”. Through the 2000s, the rappers started to shed light to the shoe. Nelly and St. Lunatics created a track titled ‘Air Force Ones’, and Kanye created a track called ‘Classic (Better Than I’ve Ever Been)’ which was based upon the legendary shoe. In 2001, Women sizes were released for the shoe, which only added to the popularity.

The influence of rappers didn’t stop here however, Travis Scott first collaborated with Nike to create his take on the Air Force, with his Air Force “Sail” being released in 2018. Now Travis Scott has another AF1 release, a much more recent shoe that dropped on November 16th, 2019, called Travis Scott ‘Cactus Jack’. The AF1 is so popular, that you can design your own AF1 through the Nike ID online, making you the collaborator/ designer.

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This streetwear staple is incredibly influential, with over 1,700 colour variations being made, bringing in an estimated £617,796,630 each year.

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No matter the season you can still add these bright, bold primary colours into your wardrobe. Who says you have to wear neutral colours for winter. Spice up your life and recreate these colorful freckles,grab yourself bright bodysuits and experiment with colorful makeup.

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Next years AW trend forecasts have been released and Baroque is on its way back to the catwalk. The fashion trend is based on the Art movement of the late 1500’s to the 1700’s, a period marked by its textured fabrics & decorative motifs. The movement allows the artists of the time including Rembrandt and Rubens to influence artistic elements onto fashion garments, both then and now.

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The trend has been in fashion in and out over the years, most recently in Fall 2012, however has been forecasted by WGSN to make a return for next year’s AW20 fashion shows. Previously the periodic trend has influenced haute couture brands for a full collection, specifically focusing on Dolce & Gabbana’s Ready-To-Wear FALL 2012. The collection is full of baroque era inspired designs on corset style fitted dresses, capes and various garments drawn from the historical period. Strong uses of velvets and jacquard fabrics to keep in the same style, with strong use of gold detailed motifs hand-embellished on the body. However it shows adaptation to modernise the style by using mesh panelling and shortening the lengths to create more wearable garments, with oversized accessories to emphasise the styling. Another Haute Couture Brand would be Alexander McQueen, which used the trend during their AW2010 collection named ‘Angels & Demons’.

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Similarly to Dolce & Gabbana, there was very strong use of gold detailed motifs over rich royal colours, mainly consisting of reds and golds amongst beiges and whites, giving the impression of a Royal/Nobility demographic to the collections. Differently to Dolce & Gabbana, McQueen used bandaged bound headwear, some with feathered coxcombs to remove the individuality from the models, bringing a medieval style also to the trend. Baroque as a style in a trend is very intricate and detailed, often hand sewn onto fabric, showing strong craftsmanship and extreme dedication to their work, which is shown frequently through detailing in Dolce & Gabbana and McQueen’s collections. Every piece is thought out throughly to fit its criteria of the brand’s image. Due to it’s strong design work with heavy beading and embellishment, the haute couture pieces are most likely to be individual pieces rather than being mass produced, due to the amount of time and detailing needed , similarly to those made in the late 1500’s to fit royalty, where all would be custom made pieces for those in royalty or nobility. It will be interesting to see how the trends are used for the AW20 collections, and how it will be adapted to fit into the beginning of the next decade for each brand that attempts it.

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On Kings Road in 1971, the Punk movement hit mainstream due to the popularisation of Vivienne Westwood, who was dating Sex Pistol’s, Malcolm McLaren. The garage scene of the 60s and 70s, the Renaissance of Punk is a trend that many brands have taken a spin on the iconic grunge look, and Saint Laurent is no different. The brand’s streetwear influences come from punk aesthetics with red and black leather jackets and studded boots. Saint Laurent uses influences of the punk aesthetic to create an edge to the brand that we all know so well. Campaigns that feature red brogues, leather trousers and printed t-shirts, punk influences continue from recent collections. “I want to give haute couture a kind of wink, a sense of humour—to introduce the whole sense of freedom one sees in the street into high fashion; to give couture the same provocative and arrogant look as punk—but of course with luxury and dignity and style.” - Yves Saint Laurent. The Punk movement is often credited with breaking the style barriers of the 20th century, creating the concept of anti-fashion fashion. Whilst other brands wouldn’t be caught using Punk as a concept, Saint Laurent manipulated the idea into a beautiful oxymoron for the brand; demonstrating chic looks with a grungy edge.

Still, to date, Saint Laurent’s Punk influence is seen through their iconic buckle studded combat boots, and the wide-shouldered leather jacket of the 2018 collection. The loop of trends and movements is never-ending, as they reoccur through smaller impressions. The evolution of the catwalks displays a thoughtfully constructed concept surrounding the idea of sex and nudity, deriving from the Punk movement with a modern take, influenced by the #FreeTheNipple movement of today. What is to come for the Rebellion Renaissannce? Heritage influences dress tartan and kilts on Autumn Winter catwalks next year, completed with combat boots and torn fishnets to create a look that bleeds desire and sex. Whilst we have yet to see the collections for Autumn/Winter next year, the evolution of our favourite trends always tend to leave tracks in history. Bringing back the sub-culture of Punk with graffiti-style prints and a kilt comeback, with a rebellious impression through the use of gunmetal hardware. As style turns more grunge, if you love experimentation with looks; to create more of an edge next season, add safety pins along the ripped hem of your jeans or iron patches onto a denim jacket.

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From riding gondolas to visiting chapels, Lauren Toms shares her favourite experiences from her trip to Venice and explains why you should go there too

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“Easily the most renowned and famous buildings in Venice. There’s so much art and history to take in. Everywhere you look is picture worthy.”

“Every corner you turn there’ll be a gelato stand! But the best gelato has to be at this artisanal shop we were told to go to by some friends.”

St. Mark’s Basilica has been standing strong since its creation in 1092 and remains one of the most important religious buildings in Italy. It’s located in the Piazza San Marco and is easily accessible from the Grand Canal. It is one of the best-known surviving examples of italian Byzantine architecture.

La Mela Verde sits right on the Rio di San Provolo Canal. They make some of the creamiest gelato in Venice, using whole Italian milk. Flavours like ricotta with siciallan pistachio are to be found along with seasonal sorbets like candonga strawberries in spring or saturn white peaches in summer. Get it piled onto a cone or filled into a “panino gelato” ice cream sandwich.

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Ponte Di Rialto “Undoubtedly the most famous and iconic bridge that spans the Grand Canal. It’s a hugely popular tourist attraction and is always crawling with people trying to get the perfect pictures” Ponte di Rialto connect the San Marco and San polo districts of Venice. It was originally a wooden bridge and stood for hundreds of years until it collapsed in 1524. After this, an ornate stone bridge was built in its place that still stands today.

St. Mark’s Campanile “It’s definitely worth it if you’re visiting Venice, you can get a birds eye view of the whole city!” The original bell tower was built in 912, however it has been damaged by lightning on numerous occasions. It was severely damaged in 1388, set on fire and destroyed in 1417 and seriously damaged by a fire in 1489 that destroyed the wooden spire. It has last been constructed in 1902 to is truest possible original self, so visitors today can pretty much see the same tower the Venetians saw over 1000 years ago. The Dolomites mountain range can also be seen in the distance on clear days.

Canale Grande “You can walk along sections and admire the buildings or watch the water traffic. It’s so unique and beautiful unlike anything I’ve experienced at home. ” Venice has hundreds of canals that connect the various islands that make up the city, the largest one is the Canale Grande. It’s more like a river and passes from one side of Venice to the other, it snakes through the centre in a large S shape. There’s over 170 buildings dating from as early as the 13th century that line up the banks of the canal.

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supportive stone around the glass, carrying the weight of the building. Known as tracery, these embellishments add so much beauty to the city, creating a unique personality to each window. Another key element to the Venetian Gothic style is the loggia’s. A loggia is a wall of closely-spaced columns on the front or side of a building, creating a type of corridor or covered outdoor gallery. In this style of architecture they are more detailed and florid. Beautiful Gothic landmarks that you must visit next summer include : The Doge’s Palace, the Ca’ d’Oro and San Giovanni e Paolo.

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There is no other city like Barcelona! Wide boulevards everywhere, palm trees aside the road, little cafes hidden in the Gothic quarter‌ everything looks magical. The people are always polite and smiling. Even the weather itself puts you in such a good mood, because the sun is shining through out the whole day.

Written by: Anna-Maria Kancheva

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When you plan a holiday during the winter, you are usually thinking about more tropical destinations like the Maldives or Thailand and a vacation in Europe is probably your last option. Unlike most cities on the continent, Barcelona makes an exception. With its warm weather and plenty of places to see, this Spanish city is perfect for your next vacation. Let me help you by sharing 4 things you can do during your winter stay in Barcelona.

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The first thing that should be on your list is trying the traditional Spanish cuisine. Order some tapas, while you are waiting for your main course. That is their version of an appetizer. It could be potatoes covered in a delicious sauce, omelette, cheese, but it is not as near tasty as the very famous paella. It is made out of rice or pasta, mixed with shrimps, squid, chicken, vegetables… there are a lot of different variations. If you visit a traditional Spanish restaurant, I promise you you won’t regret it.

2. There is no such thing as rain and snow in 4. If you are not into sightseeing, but you still Barcelona, so you don’t have an excuse to not visit the Zoo. It is one of the biggest zoos I have ever been to and there is everything you can think of - elephants, giant turtles, hippos, even tapirs. You should definitely free your whole day if you want to visit this place. No matter your age, this zoo is something you can not leave out of your bucket list.

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want to spend a peaceful day out - just go for a walk. There is nothing better than walking down the sunny streets, with palm trees everywhere, parrots on the branches and you can still make a lot of memories. Enjoy a walk with the locals on the well-known pedestrian street, called La Rambla, or go the other way on Passeig de Gracia, where you can do some shopping from your favourite brands. Just put on some comfy shoes, pick a street and walk. The most stunning places are found by an accident.

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Mikimoto building, Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan. This unique structure is home to a luxury jeweller who specialises in pearls. The Mikimoto building stands out and adds interest to the skyline of Ginza; an up-market retail and entertainment area.

Herzog & de Meuron’s National Stadium, Bejing, China. Herzog & de Meuron are the architects who designed this unusual piece of architecture which has been referred to as resembling both a bird nest and a large ball of string. This stadium hosted the track and field events for the Olympic games in Beijing 2008.

Opera house, Hangzhou, China. Henning Larsen is the designer behind the unique Opera House in Hangzhou Yuhang. It has been purposely desgined to look like ice flows on a lake. The crisp modern design of this structure is quite striking against its natural and unassuming setting, despite its structure deriving from the natural form of an iceberg.

The Torres De Hercules, Spain.

The ‘O House’, Vierwaldstättersee, Switzerland. The ‘O House’ was designed by Philippe Stubbei. Its unusual design makes it quite surprising that this building is in fact a home rather than a museum. Its structure is made up from larger cut out holes at the front of the building and then transitions to many smaller holes at the back of the building; adding texture and interest.

The cut-outs seen in these architectural constructions mirror those of the cut-out shapes that we see in our clothing today.

This large structure can be seen surrounded by a large body of water in the Guadacorte industrial park in the town of Los Barrios, Cádiz. Its unique design has a futuristic appearance, which looks quite un-natural in its surroundings.

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PLaces To Travel

For New Year

Outside the uk

Rio De Janeiro

Known for carnival, it’s exotic and colourful reputation makes it a perfect place to go for this new year. Spending it surrounded by culture and vibrance, the parties will be once in a life time and spending the new year of a whole new decade here couldn’t be more tempting. Not to mention the addition of siteseeing the iconic landmarks is a must and what better way for a new beginning than exploring.

dubai

A city of the future where else is more perfect to celebrate the start of a new year. it’s huge advancements and paradise appearance makes dubai a glamourous place to spend new year for everyone. You could spend your new year anywhere from one of it’s beautiful beaches to in one of it’s luxury hotels partying to a club to celebrate with others.

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An iconic city that australia holds dear, spending a new year here watching the fireworks fill the sky behind the Sydney Opera house would be a memory that no one would forget soon. The warm weather of it being the middle of summer for australia would only add to the amazing experience you’d earn from spending your new year here.

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Sin city would give a new year that you may or may not remember but nevertheless, a new year spent here would be undeniably incredible. A normal night in Las Vegas can be stunning to the eye from the bright lights and unbeatable attractions but one new year it’s a night that would be unbelievable and breathtaking.

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There’s always a temptation to spend new year somewhere exciting and new. London, Paris and New York are iconic cities to visit in order to seeing the displays that cost millions to put together and organise but those places are crowded and often lead to more stress than excitement in those moments. These alternatives give just as good, if not better, experiences without the risk factor being as high of losing someone in the crowds or panicking that you can’t get a good spot. Not to mention the cost to go and see such an event is rarely the cost of that in the high demand cities. This new year is the beginning of a whole new decade that many are waiting for with high hopes of better times or just as good of times as the previous decade has given them and why not start it in in a new place that you can capture this moment in and say you were there to watch it.

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Not many think of Wales as a place to spend new years when it comes to excitement but Cardiff is a place to be reckoned with for new year. It gives a more peaceful new year than London but the excitement can still be shared between all those who attend and visit to celebrate their new year here. Never underestimate the welsh and their ability to party.

nottingham

Probably the last place a lot of people would turn to for a place to celebrate the fresh start of a new year. Nottingham is a city full of surprises and new year brings out the best of the old market square with fireworks and crowds of people all brought together the spend their new year as a city that doesn’t need over the top excitement but just enough that it keeps up the atmosphere of a new beginning.

newcastle

Seen as a welcoming place that’s more child friendly than bigger cities such as london. newcastle puts together a stunning disply that pushes everyone into the new year with a light-heart and an excited mind. Surrounded by “the friendly geordie”, it’s almost like celebrating as if you are one giant family. The view is stunning and the experience is worth the visit.

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Scotland’s captial city is known for it’s landscape and history, it’s also a place that can be spectacular to spend new year. With more than just the usual countdown and fireworks display to signify the new year. The city has celebrations that last from the days leading up to new year to the days following, carnivals and parties are everywhere and life fills the city even more than usual at this time of the year.

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Aesthetics

NEXT STOP?

Words and illustration: Tanzeela Rahman Designed by: Rosie Stewart Images: Unsplash

Planning a get away and need to spice up your Instagram feed? Choose from our most aesthetically pleasing destinations to take your snapshots and you won’t be disappointed!

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Paris

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If Paris isn’t already on your bucket list it should be! From the jaw dropping Eiffel Tower to the beautiful cathedrals and museums, Paris has a range of sights to see and things to do. A classic place for pictures is from the Arc de Triomphe. Here you’ll have panoramic views around the city, such as towards La Defence, towards the Eiffel Tower and every other direction. Make sure you’re strolling the streets during sunset because that’s when anything you point your camera at will look Instagram worthy. If you get frustrated with the amount of tourists, then there’s plenty of colourful streets to find a private spot for a quick photoshoot. The streets of Montmartre are a gem, they are full of wonderful picturesque architecture, cobbled pavement, cool shops and great facades.

Kirei! As the Japanese would say. One things for certain, Japan is full of beauty and history. To embark on an adventure here is a rewarding experience for any photographer as this country offers the most diverse opportunities to shoot a variety of things. There is so much to see and do, such as climbing Mount Fuji, watching the cherry blossoms in a Hanami and seeing a Kabuki. Tokyo, being the capital of Japan is a must see location if you’re visiting. The contrast between the futuristic technology and bright lights with the traditional and gritty streets make this a totally unique photographic experience. The first place to visit in Tokyo should be the Shibuya on the Yamanote train line, which is a world-famous crossing, commonly known as “The Scramble.” It’s the world’s busiest intersection and offers countless photo opportunities.

Is there anything more aesthetic than the big apple? There’s just something about New York that sparks excitement to a photographer. Known as the city that never sleeps, you will be amazed by the flashing lights, extravagant skyscrapers and busy streets. With an energy that is unlike anywhere else, New York City would be the ultimate location for your dream photoshoot! You’ll be snapping away here as you set your eyes on all of the icons you’ve come to know and love such as The Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park and Time Square. With the countless amount of activities that Times Square has to offer, there are plenty of photo opportunities here. Make sure to snap pictures of the gleaming billboards or the wax figures at Madame Tussauds.

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Iceland is one of the most popular destinations to visit during the winter. View one of natures most beautiful displays with the Northern lights or explore the ice caves. Go for a wonderful walk along the black sand beach also known as the Diamond Beach at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon this is by far one of the most special experiences within Iceland as it is often reffered to as a winter wonderland. Be sure not to miss out on this destination.

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Berlin during winter is simply beautiful. Enjoy a winter walk at Sanssouci. Venture through cute stalls selling everything from sleigh bells to gingerbread. See a wonderful visual display of christmas lights or make a toast with a glass of warming glhwein.

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In winter visit Moscows city centres mesmerising light display or have a go at ice skating with 45 skating rinks to choose from or dont fancy ice skating why not watch a ice hockey match instead otherwise how about treating yourself by visiting a Christmas market for that special gift either for yourself or a loved one.

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If you are seeking a winter full of fun visit Slovakia popular as a skiing destination however the fun doesnt end there why not Try ice climbing or even dog sledding. If that isnt enough for you take a cable car to peak Lomnicky and see the views at a height. Make sure to add Slovakia to your winter bucket list.

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a l n n d i f Finland is best known for its Saunas which is perfect during the winter. Explore the Urho Kekkonen National Park hiking by snowshoe or have a go at cross-country skiing. If you really want to experience something out of the ordinary spend a night in a snow hotel where as you can imagine everything is made of ice.

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The first major landmark is the infamous London Eye. Although you cannot ride on it all night long, it is constantly lit up and accessible to see and take pictures of during the late hours. The beautiful lights often change colours and may even perform light shows on special occasions such as New Years. Another must see location is the Tower Bridge which looks spectacular at night. Luckily there is public access to the river bank on both sides of the River Thames so you can find the best free way to experience the Tower Bridge. As for our party goers, one of the best speakeasy bars in ‘Blind Spot.’ It’s set behind a hidden door within the St Martins Lane Hotel. Behind lies a glamorous world of decadent furnishings, cocktails and fine dining, where you can nibble on delicious cocktail snacks and listen to everything from live jazz and swing to electronic and dance DJs. The St Martins Lane hotel is also home to Asian/Cuban fusion bar Asia de Cuba, where you can discover the story behind the cocktail in your hand, You can also enjoy a main course and dessert from a special set menu, while you learn the origins of sugar cane and how it has been used in Asia de Cuba’s delicious drinks. If you head east, some of the best nights out are in Shoreditch. Xoyo goes across two floors, and get some of the world’s top DJs, as well as exciting up-and-coming acts, while Village Underground is famous for its indie, electronic, experimental and hip-hop music. Westside, is where Roof Gardens in Kensington awaits, complete with rooftop gardens and flamingos perched 100ft above Kensington High Street.

Don’t worry, if you’re on a budget, there’s still plenty of things to do. You can laugh the night away and not pay a single penny in the process at one of London’s many free comedy nights. Try Angel Comedy at both the Camden Head and The Bill Murray or head to the Top Secret Comedy Club where most evenings are either free, or as little as £1 for entry. Going clubbing in London doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. There are some great clubs with regular drinks deals and cheap entry prices that will please those on a budget. The London Nightlife Ticket is a great moneysaving option, offering ticket holders free entry and special offers at a range of top London restaurants, bars and nightclubs. If you want a great view of London without the sky high costs? London’s Sky Garden in Fenchurch Street is absolutely free to go to the top. Perfect for a romantic evening. You can enjoy spectacular views over the capital as the sun sets and pay absolutely nothing for the pleasure. However, entry is limited so make sure you reserve online in advance. If you really want to embrace the nightlife and up for a spook, experience the fright of your life with a late night Jack the Ripper tour or Sandeman’s New London Grim Reaper tour both showcasing the area where one of the greatest unsolved crimes in history took place. There’s something special for everyone in London, and the possibilties don’t end when the sun comes down.

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Night has always been a difficult situation for humans, but as our world develops we’ve found ways to adapt to the dark and thrive in it. LED lights cover our cities and the constant connectivity through technology and social media stops the fear of the dark that once occurred. However New York isn’t the only city that doesn’t sleep. London also has a reputation for big night clubs and secret quirky venues that raves all night long. With 24 hour services such as Uber and Deliveroo, the modern city is more alive than ever. From the best locations to sightsee to fancy dining, London has it all.

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HYPERLOOP

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Built as the fastest way to cross the surface of the earth, hyperloop represents the greatest leap in infrastructure for generations. With passengers sitting in pods that travel at airline speed through pressurised tubes, using electric propulsion and magnetic levitation, the concept promises to slash journey times between major cities from several hours to a matter of minutes. Whilst it may feel like science fiction, hyperloop is now on the cusp of becoming a reality and revolutionising our world. Hyperloop was first conceived in 2012 by Tesla and SpaceX founder, Elon Musk. In a white paper released the following year, Musk set out his vision for a futuristic, super high-speed transportation system that would see passenger pods move through a partial vacuum in steel tubes addressing the two key factors that slow down conventional vehicles: friction and air resistance. Exploring a potential route between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Musk believed that his concept could slash the eight-hour bus ride, four-hour train journey and convoluted three-hour air travel experience between the two cities to just 30 minutes. Under Musk’s first hyperloop proposal, he suggested that compression fans would move air around the passenger pods to minimise drag and create “air bearings” beneath them, floating them off the surface of the tubes. With an estimated price tag close to 6 billion US dollars, Musk’s first hyperloop

concept never came to fruition, but the impressive idea and potential to link cities in such a direct way sparked intense interest. From inception, Musk had always stated that the concept of Hyperloop would be “open source” and he actively encouraged others to come together and develop the necessary technology, independently from his involvement. This led to the formation of several startups and student teams developing various aspects of hyperloop technology with varying degrees of success. Now, several fully-fledged companies are making significant strides to bring hyperloop systems into reality. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies or HTT are making aggressive advancements and recently constructed a full-scale test track in France, however, the clear leaders of the pack in the current standings, are Virgin Hyperloop One. Virgin Hyperloop One is on track to achieve their bold ambition of bringing a hyperloop system into operation by 2021. Originally formed in 2014 as Hyperloop One, the company was rebranded following a significant investment from Sir Richard Branson in 2017. Deviating slightly from Musk’s original plan, Virgin Hyperloop One’s technology combines two basic principles.


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The first is magnetic levitation, a technology already used in monorails to lift the passenger pods and move them along their rails. The second principle is the use of low pressure, vacuum-sealed environment for the passenger pods to travel through. By removing most of the air from the tubes and having no contact with the ground, the pods face little resistance as they move. Air pressures in the tube are equivalent to flying 200,000 feet above sea level. Such an environment enables the pods to reach speeds of over 760mph using very little energy. By virtue of being in a tube, the system is protected from the weather and can operate in almost any climatic condition.

Virgin Hyperloop One’s system is controlled by advanced software that ensures acceleration and deceleration occurs gradually, going relatively unnoticed by those traveling inside. Having built a 500-meter track in the Nevada desert, Virgin Hyperloop One have carried out several tests focussing on individual aspects of the system and a complete full-scale systems test in May 2017. The propulsion, braking, levitation, and vacuum systems are all performing well and the team has achieved a top speed of over 240mph to date. The future is here...are you ready?

SOURCE: The B1M youtube Hyperloop Explained.

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Generat all about technology financially focused Highly competitive

Fiercely independent welcomes change

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have WE DONE? You may be thinking, who really are Generation Z? Well, for a start it’s yourself - jst look in the mirro and what really looks back at you? despite negative portayal in the media, there is more to our generation than meets the eye. We are the new generation, taking highs and lows in our stride. Whilst moving forwards with the age of technology. It’s important we fully understand. Forget Snowflakes - we are the new Power Generation .

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Us being the new motive of modernity, it’s important we express our own individuality, even tho we’re expressing ourselves mostly within the streigns of the Generation Z stereotype. Despite us being born right into an economic crisis, we’re minding our own business and creating an empire for our work enthusiastic little minds.

our consumer rate really is only what we’re interested in. It’s important for us to understand our own place in the market, and see what makes us so targetable from consumers and marketers. Our attention span lasting only seven seconds too means, if you’ve made it this far into the article; thank you! Much appreciated.

Whilst also being an empowering generation, we are also seen by some as “snowflake”. Wondering how we can be split so heavily from independent to highly sensitive? Our generation has born a wide range of people, learning from both sides of one another. Inclusivity has become something we are all enforced to be aware of, as well as individuality. Whilst understanding how personal differences really do make us all the best versions of ourselves.

Whilst it seems strange to engage in a text about your own demographic, it’s important you understand how the media encodes you themselves.

Our generation growing together enforces a high profile dominance in the media, whilst many of us are splitting to and from. Creating connections from Fashion to engineering, Gen Z have a full capacity of individuals who express themselves more freely than any other generation. Gen Z are known to be both independent learners yet with a short attention span. Meaning

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ASMR. Autonomous autonomous sensory meridian response

ASMR is the physiological response to sounds and visuals. People experiencing ASMR commonly feel a tingling sensation in the crown of their head, sometimes spreading down the neck and spine.

What ASMR can do for you...

Styles of ASMR video

ASMR is extremely popular on Youtube, with over 13 million videos dedicated just to it- some of which receiving over 10 million views. ASMR videos are widely popular for the purpose of falling asleep easier. Some people who suffer from insomnia, and shutting down their thoughts at night, find that ASMR videos can help them to relax and fall asleep quicker. Others find ASMR sounds help them to concentrate when working or studying, and many find ASMR just plain enjoyable. When experiencing ASMR, people feel a tingling sensation in the crown of their head, and it may spread down their neck and back.

1. Mukbang - this is when Youtubers eat a selection of food on camera, creating a range of noises which can cause ASMR for viewers. 2. Personal attention - examples of this include make-up application or a spa-session as if the viewer is being treated personally. 3. Microphone based - the Youtuber will use the microphone as a base to make sounds, for example, brushing it with make-up brushes, putting a plastic bag over it and rubbing foaming gel round it or clicking a pen next to it. 4. Normal videos turned ASMR - for example, some Youtubers create basic make-up tutorials but do it in ASMR style with whispering and emphasis on sounds. 5. Talking - some Yutubers create ASMR for viewers by whispering or speaking in a quiet voice while telling stories OR having a pretend conversation with the viewer.

The science behind it According to psychiatrist Micheal Yasinksi, ASMR works by shutting down sections of the brain that are responsible for stress and anxiety. This is supported by a study using functional magnetic resonance imaging which found that people who experienced ASMR showed significant activation in brain regions related to reward and emotional arousal. The brain activation caused during ASMR also showed similarities to patterns previously seen in observations of musical frisson (the psychophysiological response to rewarding auditory stimuli, such as skin tingling).

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Support for the idea that ASMR works for relaxation comes from a study done by the University of Sheffield which found that those who claimed to experience ASMR had heart rates 3.14 beats-per-minute slower when watching the videos, than people who didn’t experience it.

What it is not... ASMR is not a sexual experience. Sometimes it is misperceived as a sexual pleasure, but according to research, only 10% of people experience ASMR in this way. For most, ASMR is just a state of intense relaxation, but some misinterpret the physiological ASMR sensations for arousal.

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4 ASMR YOUTUBE CHANNELS TO CHECK OUT 1. SAS-ASMR- with over 8 million subscribers on Youtube, SAS ASMR focuses on Mukbang videos, eating a variety of foods with the camera solely focused on her mouth and what she’s eating. 2. HUNNI BEE- with 2 million Youtube subscribers, Hunni Bee pleases viewers with her themed Mukbang videos where she eats a range of foods, made by herself, fitting to a theme, e.g. a furniture collection made of sweets, icing and cake! 3. CHYNAUNIQUE ASMR- ChynaUnique ASMR has 1.6 million subscribers and a large variety of videos, from an ASMR Q&A, a PizzaHut Mukbang, a video of her playing with her braids, many personal attention videos and lots more. 4. ASMR ZEITGEIST- Zeitgeist has 1.3 million subscribers and is a male ASMR star. He has videos varying from 25 minutes to over 3 hours- perfect for people trying to fall asleep to his videos.


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“When you can change your body like you change your clothes, does your appearance lose all meaning, or does it mean everything?”

Written and designed by Lucas Smith, Images from Instagram and interview with @Jendotlu

It has been just over a year since the official debut of A. Human. A range of body adornments that form alien-like appendages such as skin growths and webbed fingers that featured in a rather gruesome exhibition in New York for Fashion Week. The brand offers customers the opportunity to customise the appearance of their body part of choice literally. The main purpose of the experience was, and still is, to provoke the customer into questioning the definition of “self-expression” and the potentially prosthetic future of Fashion.

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Were you happy with the final show in New York? Still stoked to have been given the opportunity to work alongside such talented people. The fact that I could be a part of such a progressive installation and create some of the most unique “accessories” anyone has seen.’ In your words, what were your contributions to the collection? Primary involvement with the instalment was creating the physical pieces, alongside Nicola and many others. It was more of a collaborative effort to achieve the final result.’ Do you have any personal attachments to the collection? I’d have to say working with Nicola. You can’t miss out on these opportunities, especially when they come from an already profound creative director and designer.’

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What was so appealing to you about working on this particular collection? Nicola approached me with the idea, many months prior, there were many logistical issues with the pieces and show itself, which made me question whether the show was possible. But with plenty of work and giving the futuristic concept a chance, I continued to build Nicola’s visions. Having the opportunity to work with Nicola Formichetti was definitely the most pulling factor towards the job, for sure!’ What was your favourite accessory? Had to be Nautilus. The shell-like heels that blend into the skin. The concept was tricky to create, in terms of still being wearable as an accessory, but we managed to create something really beautiful.’


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What has this meant for your career in the last year? Will highly sought-after designers and artists come with plenty of publicity and recognition. I can safely say that working on this instalment has boosted my opportunities as an artist dramatically.’ Do you think this show had any effect on the fashion industry in recent months? The last year, more prominent brands have continued to experiment with the future of Fashion, whether that was through the use of implants or not. It left its mark on the industry! Influencers such as Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen have publicly appreciated and tried the garments.’ Is there anything you would have done differently? Show itself went perfectly, however, the more collaborations we could have had, the better. Working with this show, in particular, made me recognise how elevated a show can become, the more artists there are to create something no one has ever experienced before. Through collaboration comes success for sure!’

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NEWADDICTION From teeth whitening to liposuction, to having ribs removed, this generation will do anything they can to try and tick all the boxes to become ‘perfect’. With the majority of celebrities and influencers going under the knife, how can we expect the younger generation to be any different? In a recent online survey, 68% of both boys and girls under the age of 22 said they would consider having cosmetic surgery or fillers. 39% said that they already had. 20 year old Sophie Tapson from Brighton is admittedly into the trend and under the knife. Having got a breast augmentation at the age of 19 and facial fillers at the age of 18, she is the first to admit that these kind of procedures are in fact, addictive.

done, I think that’s what makes these things so addictive.

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Definitely, way over half of my friends have had lip fillers and some have had surgery, for example, liposuction, nose jobs and boob jobs. It’s just so normalised by celebrities and influencers that it doesn’t even shock me anymore. When you take a step back and realise we are all still so young, it is quite scary.

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It definitely stems down to insecurities, that was the main reason, but it’s just normal now. You see people around my age getting stuff done all the time. Instagram knocked my confidence massively, by seeing all these girls branded ‘perfect’ it makes you look at yourself and see what can be done to make you the same.

WHY DID YOU MAKE THE DECISION TO HAVE PLASTIC SURGERY SO YOUNG? I was in a fortunate position to be able to afford my surgery at the time, it was something that used to get me down a lot. Personally, my insecurities massively affect my mental health. I just didn’t see the point in waiting when I could fix my ‘problem’ there and then and be happy. I don’t regret it at all but I can see the slippery slope, it’s fixed my insecurity but has highlighted others and I catch myself thinking ‘what surgery can fix that next?’.

FOLLOWING YOUR FIRST PROCEDURE, LIP FILLERS, YOU WENT ON TO GET FACIAL FILLER. WAS THIS ALSO DOWN TO INSECURITIES? I got lip fillers because I wanted a nicer shape on my lips, I’ve always had big lips but a few of my friends had theirs done and they looked really good so I wanted to give it a go. I got filler in my jaw about only 2 weeks after finding out it was a thing. I saw it on Instagram and thought ‘I need that’. In hindsight I didn’t need it, I was definitely just after the same confidence boost I got after I had my lips

WOULD YOU SAY IT IS THE NORM WITH YOUR PEERS TO HAVE PLASTIC SURGERY OR FILLERS?

Speaking to psychologist Catherine Taylor, it becomes apparent the massive part social media has to play in Gen Z feeling so inadequate that they feel they have to or want to, drastically change themselves.

“Young adults have the technology to change their looks and how they present themselves to the world through social media. This fuels ever yone’s insecurities (including their own), as ever yone believes what they see.” The internet itself is also providing young people with quick, easy access to all they need to know about surgeries. The pure ease of this is attractive to an individual and can give them the push they need (or don’t need) to make the call for a consultation. Having the option to pay for plastic surgery with a loan is also encouraging and another slippery slope for young adults to get onto. Catherine Taylor sums up her professional opinion as to why Gen Z has developed this new addiction;

been known to be a tumultuous time, where hormones are raging, and teenagers are The internet itself is also providing young people with quick, easy access to all they need to know about surgeries. The pure ease of this is attractive to an individual and can give them the push they need (or don’t need) to make the call for a consultation. Having the option to pay for plastic surgery with a loan is also encouraging and another slippery slope for young adults to get onto. Catherine Taylor sums up her professional opinion as to why Gen Z has developed this new addiction;

“Through the generations, the teenage years have always been known to be a tumultuous time, where hormones are raging, and teenagers are uncomfortable with how they look and fit in with their peers. They can become awkward and embarrass easily in social situations. It is easy to see why plastic surger y could become the answer.” It is important for both males and females to be aware of the impact these kinds of procedures can have on your life and appearance, but also to understand the addictive side of such behaviour. If you find yourself considering surgery, make sure you are doing it for you and not to be deemed ‘perfect’ in this society with such high standards for beauty.

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About Time: Fashion and Duration

Written and Designed by Eva Mclennan, Images from Unsplash and Tagwalk

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The Met Gala theme has just been revealed, “About Time: Fashion and Duration”. The 2020 exhibition at the Costume Institute will be on display from 7 May until 7 September 2020. The show will exhibit articles of clothing from 1870 until the present day. This year is the Met Museum’s 150th anniversary, to celebrate 30 percent of the garments in the show will be gifted and the other 70 percent will be from the museums existing collection. The event is hosted by Anna Wintour. This year’s co-chairs are actors Emma Stone and Meryl Streep, the creator of Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda and the creative director of Louis Vuitton Nicolas Ghesquière. This year’s theme is inspired by Virginia Woolf Novels and Henri Bergson’s theories on time that flows, accumulates and is indivisible. The show will go back in time to show how fashion changes and develops and how clothes represent certain moments in time and how the two are linked. The event will feature multiple historic clocks and selections from the Woolf novels on the walls. The evening consists of cocktails, dinner and a performance, as well as entering on the red carpet the guests will get to explore the exhibition. It’s been said the exhibition will be split on to black and white ensembles to reflect on modernity and the quick movement of fashion. Each year the guests come out in iconic jaw-dropping outfits from light up princess dresses to four-layered dresses, this year we expect even more outrageous outfits. The theme “About Time: Fashion and Duration” implies that the quests will take inspiration from the past 150 years of fashion. There were many different fashion trends and textures throughout the 150 years, it starts in 1870 with ruffles and pleated frills, in 1880 shoulders started widening and curvy silhouettes were introduced. Tall collars were popular until 1900 when puffed blouses and frills were the main styles. In 1910 large hats were liked, cocoon fur coats were the favorite in 1920 as well as fringe wraps. The main fabrics in 1930 were liquid satins and silks and tweed suits were worn by a lot of people. Padded shoulders and hight waists were popular in 1940 and lace in 1950. Jeans were being worn by women in 1960 and vintage clothing in 1970. Sequins, diamonds, and pearls were worn a lot in 1980 after these styles became more casual and relaxed in 1990 when people wore flannel shirts and denim everything. Puffy jackets were loved in 2000 and this continues into 2010 where leathers and boots were popular. High shine fashion is predicted for 2020. Styles for this gala are endless we could see old frilly styles or a newer technical approach, but whatever it is everyone’s excited!


With the 2020 Met Gala theme just revealed we look at fashion styling from this iconic event over the past 150 years

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lancing for some print studios in the UK. Nowadays, I work for Lefties (Inditex’s group) and I really love my job. What is your main source of inspiration? Who is Laura Ortiz?

As soon as I finished my classes, I started my internship in a graphic design studio in Madrid. I was only designing banners for different brands, but in my spare time I enjoyed making prints and patterns just for fun.

Mainly Instagram. It has everything: brands, people, illustrators... And traveling, of course.

Six months later I already knew that it was just what I had been looking for the five past years. Since then, I’ve worked with different brands related to textile, from panties and dresses to fans and doormats, and I’ve also been free-

How do you describe yourself?

Hello! My name is Laura and I’m from Valencia (Spain). I’ve always loved graphics, in general, and graphic design in particular; but I never found out what I really loved to do; until I studied my master’s degree. One day, my textile’s teacher called me and invited me to join an internship in Women’s Secret (Spanish underwear brand) and I accepted as I knew that could be the perfect moment to start in the fashion industry from scratch. And it was.

I went to Jaume I’s University (Castellon, Spain) to study Advertising and PR because I always wanted to study Fine Arts. In Spain, in those times, it was thought that Fine Arts wasn’t enough to get a proper job (and yes, I let myself get influenced by my parents’ thoughts). That’s why I studied something different, but I had a thorn in my side since then. After this degree I realised that I needed something else further than the creativity’s field in advertising, so I started to study an Illustration and Graphic Design’s master degree. And that was the beginning of my career. 158

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What sparked your interest in fashion?   I’ve never been a big fan of fashion but one day I started to think “what if I randomly see one of my designs over the streets?” And that was amazing to imagine. And suddenly, one day, Elsa Pataky was posing to some Women’s Secret’s editorial with one of my pyjamas!

I‘ve always been quite bad at doing this, but if I had to choose three words, they would be cheerful, impulsive and passionate.


What do  you  think  is  the most important thing to be successful in your  career?  And, do you think you are successful? First of all, you need to trust yourself; then you have to create with love every single graphic and everything else will just serve you. I think I’m successful, since I receive good feedback from both my clients and my bosses and, of course, I really enjoy designing so that’s always a success!

What originally made you What do you think is your want  to  become  a graphic strongest skill? How have designer? you honed it during the years? To be honest, I started with this “msn groups” (which were In- I think one of my best skills is that ternet’s communities where you I can easily imagine what I want to shared photographies, designs, do for the particular product I’m texts...) like 10-13 years ago. I re- working on. That allows me to be member you had different topics more creative designing my prints. to choose and make some banners And, even thouhg it can sound like with random celebrities as a chal- a cliche, I’ve honed it over the lenge with more people. It was so years, with patience and practice, much fun, and I loved experiment- because I still love my job and I aling in Photoshop by then already. ways take every new project as a challenge.

“And suddenly, one day, Elsa Pataky was posing to some Women’s Secret’s editorial with one of my pyjamas!“ How do you feel designing prints and seeing your designs in the streets and of course, in the stores? As I said before, until now at least, it’s the most “comforting” part of this job. The fact that someone that you don’t know at all and that is probably totally different from you likes something that you created is just amazing!

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It’s clear that Inditex is changing its vision of fast-fashion. How else do you think the industry will change in the next years? I think people are starting to be more conscious about climate change and the environment in general, so I think we are close to some kind of a disappearance of the fast-fashion as it is nowadays. Inditex has started to work on things like ‘Join-life’, which means that we use recicled fibers and yarns to make our garments. This is not the only problem with fast fashion; we need something else, and I think the future will be just buying local - or almost - products, with better qualities, maybe more expensive, but they will be things that we will be able to wear more times. I don’t know for sure how this will end, but I think we are starting to buy less and, above all, thinking more and better about what we are buying.

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When you have to work on a new print, what process do you follow?   Working at Inditex is very frantic in general because of the volume of garments. We work on seasons, so we have our color cards for autumn/winter, spring/summer and then we have it per months (January/February, March/April...) all of them based on WGSN predictions and other fashion agencies and catwalks. Every time that I have to start with a new design, I take a look at those researches and at my own too; I always look for styles I would like to work on for that model, colours, kind of prints... and then I start to draw, usually on an iPad because now I like it more than Wacom in the computer. I always design several prints to choose from; afterwards, the designer, the buyers, the manager, the boss and myself, make a decision and send the rapport to the supplier so they can start strike offs to send us and choose the final design. Where do you see yourself in five years? What is your dream job?   I want to work in more brands such Collusion (ASOS) or Monki (H&Ms group), for example. I also want to work at in-house in print studios in the UK, but my goal is being a well-paid freelance. That way, I could work from every single corner of the world while living different experiences in terms of culture, lifestyle... and of course working on what I love from home wearing my cozy pyjama!

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Words, Design by Eva McLennan, Images from @regina_wbr

Interview with Regina Weber

Floral IMPRESSIONS

Regina Weber is a designer who works mostly with textiles. Her technique of delicate floral impressions is predicted to become popular in 2020 so Carbon grabbed her for a chat about her inspirations, techniques and the future of her work in this style.

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What technical techniques do you use to create these items of clothing?

Do you know the history of floral impressions?

In an attempt to capture the beauty of natural objects before their decomposition, I immersed pressed flowers into silicone. In collaboration with Berlin based floral artists Anatomie Fleur and photographer Hannah Herzberg, I created a textile print based on pictures of melting flower arrangements.

I don’t understand what you mean by “the” history. I know that the natural pigments of flowers were pressed on fabric for instance, or that the symbolic status of flowers was used to show who the wearer is or what the occasion of the dress is. But I’m sure that there are a bunch of information about flower impressions that I have never heard about.

Do you use real flowers in these designs?

Do you have a specific target audience?

Yes

I thought a lot about what a modern woman looks like in 2018. I never want my clothes to physically handicap her, whether she picks up her kids from school or heads to a gallery opening. My collection is dedicated to confident and determined women, who dare to show their sensitive side.

How many floral impression pieced have you made? Silicone flower pieces: 1 coat, 1 twin-set consisting of skirt and sleeveless top Flower print pieces: 1 draped dress, 1 draped and embroidered shirt What ’s your inspiration for these pieces? Fashion, as Walter Benjamin speculates, always involves a dialogue with death. The author states that the most typical characteristic of fashion is its necessary denial of the natural course of things – whose final destination is always destruction and death. The collection’s starting point was the ephemeral process of decay and inevitability of deterioration. What made you start creating these pieces? And when? The pieces are part of my MA graduate collection, that I first presented in October 2017. I started the collection right after an internship in the jewellery department at Maison Margiela in Paris. It was a moment when I was really eager to try new techniques. Throughout the development of my collection I embraced an experimental approach to different materials. Various printing techniques are combined with silicone, crystal- studded surfaces, pressed flowers and hand embroidered frays. What ’s your design process? How do you start to come up with the idea? My design process is process based and driven by a profound joy for creation. For my collection I did not look into the current trends but focused on what I find interesting/appealing myself. I created an emotional and sensitive collection, hoping to bring a spark of uniqueness into a world, homogenized by social media.

Do you style your own images? No, I work with stylists like Marie Haustein, who is a close friend and knows my work from the very beginning. Do you know of any similar designs to your work? Yes, a Dior men’s collection picked up a similar idea half a year after my graduation show and Maryam Nassir Zadeh for instance also worked on pressed flower pieces with a similar aesthetic. How do you make your work original? I don’t follow trends. I find inspiratin from so many different places and this allows me to create work that is unique and not dependant on the latest fad. Do you think these pieces will become popular in stores? No, they are unique pieces and not for sale. What retailers would you like your design to be showcased in? None, I don’t want to sell these pieces. Do you plan to continue with this technique? Yes, I am now the artistic director of one of Chanel’s métiers d’art houses in Paris and I continue improving and researching the technique for them.

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Written by Ava Monaghan, Designed by Lucie Kyle, Images from Pinterest


EUPHORIA Euphoria make up is a recent trend that has come from the TV series Euphoria, a show that shows a heightened reality of Gen Z life. Staring the likes of Zendeya, this tv series has become increasingly popular and the unique make up looks seen on the show seem to have stuck. From rhinestones all over the face, bright and sharp eyeshadow looks, and dramatic, colourful winged liner, Euphoria has Gen Z switching up their everyday make up for a much more eye-catching, out of the ordinary look. Make up gives individuals the ability to change not only what they look like but who they want to be for that day. By transforming your average day-to-day make up into a beautiful, sparkly masterpiece, it creates a whole new level of confidence and originality for those following this new make up trend. Youtubers such as Carli Bybel, Tana Paul and Desi Perkins have all shared their love for these new looks.

If you like what you see and are intrigued to learn more then follow these simple steps on how to make your every day make up euphoric 1)Finish your flawless base as normal, using full coverage foundation and a trustworthy concealer to make sure this look is as full-glam as possible. 2) fill in your brows as usual, making them darker and more defined. 3) grab your favourite colourful eyeshadow and apply it onto you lid, making sure to blend it out nicely! Add any shimmer or glitter over the top, this part is optional 4) get ahold of your little rhinestones with a pair of tweezers, put some eyelash glue on the back of your hand and carefully dip the gem into the glue. Blow on the applied glue for 5-10 seconds making it tacky and ready to stick. 5) Apply the rhinestones wherever you want them! You could dot them through your crease, under your eye or around your brows. The best part of this make up trend is that there is no rules! Have fun with euphoria make up and introduce it into your everyday life to bring some sparkle back into your Monday to Friday routine.

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Mia Edie CREATIVE PRODUCTION ASSISSTANT AT

N I CCE

Mia Edie is the creative production assisstant for contemporary fashion brand ‘Nicce’. Carbon is delighted to be interviewing Mia about her industry-focused role at Nicce and how she got to where she is now, plus finding out some of the ins and outs of the vastly successful brand Nicce. How did you begin your career in creative production? I took a bit of an unconventional route, I freelanced straight out of university after making some good contacts through my tutors. Work was far from regular but I loved the variety and opportunity to assist different creatives. I freelanced for 3 years across styling, show production and shoot production. After a stint travelling and working abroad, I decided a full time role in creative production was what I wanted and Nicce was a great fit as my role is a mixture of all the things I did whilst freelancing. Have you had different roles other than creative production assistant before or whilst working for Nicce? If so can you tell us a little bit about it? As mentioned above freelancing meant I worked in a few different roles before settling. Show production was always fast paced and exciting. I worked on various projects from catwalk shows to presentations- working backstage is one of my favourite things to do as you become really close as a team and the buzz when it’s all done is great. It’s great for learning how to work under pressure and within a large team. I also gained a lot of experience as a stylist assistant which led on to me getting some of my own styling jobs. I really enjoyed being on set and helping put looks together and when it comes to steaming you just have to get in your zen zone and enjoy it. What does your job as creative production assistant involve on a day-to-day basis?

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I work across multiple projects and seasons at once alongside my production manager Harry, the main body of my role is shoot production. Whether that be ecommerce, street style, creative stills, campaign or lookbook. I cast models, book in creative teams, source image references, discuss ideas and concepts, pull samples, style looks, hire equipment and support Harry. We also put on some big events especially for our main collection launches twice a year- we have one coming up in December which is called ‘Afters’ and it will play on scenes from a house party and we are trying something a bit different by using actors/actresses instead of models as we want it to be really immersive.

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Do you ever have really early starts or late finishes? Some early starts but mainly late finishes- our events in the evenings run until at least 22.30 and Nicce enjoys a party so late finishes are inevitable.

you’re good at. It is highly competitive but if you are committed and show willing people will notice. The main thing I would say is things don’t happen overnight even though it may appear that way sometimes. But stay positive and focused and you will get there.

What is your day-to-day working environemnt like? It’s a very relaxed atmosphere, as part of the marketing team we’re all creative so find it hard to sit still. You’ll often find the whole team downstairs on the sofas working. It’s nice to have the freedom to leave our desks and work in different areas especially in the summer as we have a sun trap courtyard. In particular working in production means we’re not desk based a lot of the time as we’re out on shoots, location scouting, pulling samples and setting up for events.

“Experience is key, take every oppurtunity you can”

“Nicce is a pretty hands on place to work and everyone gets stuck in helping out with each others projects” Who do you work most closely with at Nicce? I work most closely with my manager Harry but as a team we all help each other out. Nicce is a pretty hands on place to work and everyone gets stuck in helping out with each others’ projects when needed. I really liked your shoot in White Rabbit Studios with the reflective garments and light effects- what was your inspiration for this idea? That was actually my first video shoot for Nicce. Moving image is so important now and we’re looking to create film content as much as possible. The capsule collection L A:AV was inspired by the L A night sky, therefore showing off the reflective features on the clothing was really important. Harry wanted it to have as much impact as possible so we shot in a blacked out studio with models walking on a treadmill, this kept the movement consistent and felt quite robotic which fits well with the futuristic fabrics. We shot this on one of the hottest days of the year- I think it was about 34 degrees so emerging from a blacked out, air-conned studio after a long day was quite weird...

“We shot in a blacked out studio with models walking on a treadmill” And finally, do you have any advice for people starting off in the fashion/creative industry? Experience is key, take every opportunity you can as even if you don’t enjoy it, it’ll teach you what you do and don’t like and also what Turn over for pictures of Mia’s Night watch photoshoot!

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Fashion Editor's Calling... Here is everything you need to know on how to become a fashion editor hearing from some professionals themselves... Most people believe to achieve a fashion editor title is all about who you know, weather you have an aunt or a cousin that could help get you into a magazine. The reality is that most fashion editors start themselves, creating their own contacts and gaining experience to move their way up through a magazine.

Education:

Written by: Megan Summers Design by: Unsplash, Emma Spedding Instagram

Many careers need certain qualifications to be successful in attaining a job role you aspire to achieve. However fashion is a little different. Emma Spedding editor of Who What Wear did a degree in English Literature and then a Masters in Journalism. She says “I really believe that both helped me to become a much stronger journalist”. Along with other editors they agree that it helps to study English or a Humanities subject to really develop your writing skills and also then be a backup for other job roles if you were to change your career path.

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Work experience is also extremly important in gaining the experience of a real life working magazine. Ruth Basloe, 25 year old fashion editor at Cosmopolitan says “there’s nothing more important than to intern at a magazine during college”. While she was studying at Barnard College in New York she got an internship at Harper’s Bazaar. She was working in the features department which led to a job as an assistant at Redbook. After a year she returned to Harper’s Bazaar as a market director. This experience is what you need because “you’re not going to get a job if you don’t intern” says seasoned fashion editor at Hearst. The industry wants to hire those with experience, if you get the chance to have work experience and become an intern take it! This is also a great chance to gain contacts from the industry that could be very useful in time. Remember that your just starting out young so you need to be prepared to work your way up! Bethan Holt, Digital Fashion Editor at The Telegraph says, “You need to be able to write well, and it’s good to have some wider cultural knowledge, which you often get through studying. But you’ll only be successful in fashion if you’re tenacious, super hard working and full of ideas. I don’t think there’s necessarily a degree that can teach you that, though some can help. If you have your wits about you, then you can succeed without university”.

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Emma Spedding, Editor of Who What Wear, Instagram @speddingemma

Contact: You want to start contacting the people you admire, look on social media at who you love following there and contact them on there. Remember people are busy so it may take a while for a response but it’s always worth a try. Basloe says “I sent my resume everywhere”. Due to her good resume she got a call saying they didn’t have an opening however knew another magazine that did. They recommended her due to a good looking resume. When looking for an internship start by approaching magazines you would like to work with and consider why. Josh Newis-Smith, fashion director at InStyle says “the people in this industry respond well to flattery, and any


fangirl emails I have recieved have gone straight to the top of the pile. It’s sad but very true, everyone loves a compliment”. Research the magazine in depth and know who your approaching, it’s good to be knowledgeable on who your potentially working for.

dont need a designer filled wardrobe to become a fashion editor you need a good attitude and be willing to work hard.

Training for a job: Reading articles is the best way to understand structure, voice and gain ideas for your own work. When it comes to interviewing you want to be memorable and stand out from the others being interviewed. Be prepared for questions and have a good answer to create a good conversation. Think about who your favourtie designers are and why? What trends can you spot that are popular right now from the street or the catwalk? Or who do you look to for style inspiration? It’s so important to have a good attitude! These internships are the first step into a job and these editors you work for will reccommend those strong interns. You never know where this work experience could take you. Newis-Smith says “my overarching advice would be to make yourself indispensable to whoever you intern with”. “If you work hard and are amenable you will get hired or they will recommend you to other people”. His other strong advice is that no one is above any job he says to “treat getting the coffee as if you were styling Rhianna, and do the best damn job you can”. If you want the job bad enough you’ll be greatful for starting out low and putting in hard work to gain the experience and grow. Hannah Almassi, Editor in Chief for Who What Wear says to “ignore Devil Wears Prada stereotypes about the fashion industry”. “Don’t feel overwhelmed by the more superficial elements of this business, hardwork, dedication, time, patience and foucs really can pay off in the end”. You

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UNPICKING THE SEAMS

Written & Designed by Lucie Kyle, Images from Instagram @BellaLuxe


BELLA LUXE, AN INSTAGRAM BRAND, WITH ONLY 4 MONTHS OF TRADING ALREADY HAVE BRANDS SUCH AS FASHION BIBLE WANTING TO COLLABORATE. THE FOUNDER, JAY BELLAMY, A 19-YEAR OLD FROM SHOREHAM, WEST SUSSEX REVEALS THE BACKGROUND AND SUCCESS OF HER BUSINESS IN HER FIRST INTERVIEW.

HOW DID YOU DISCOVER YOU WANTED TO START A BUSINESS IN FASHION? “ To begin with I had no intention of starting a fashion business, just a love of clothes. I originally started an eyelash business when I was 17, which gave me contact with lots of different wholesalers, allowing me to start buying sample clothing for a fraction of the price UK boutiques were selling them for. I always posted photos of the clothes on instagram and received lots of messages asking where they were from , which led me to the idea of creating my own clothing brand”

WHAT INFLUENCES HAS FASHION HAS ON YOU? “Fashion has opened many doors for me personally; through styling outfits, modelling, photographing them and posting the creations onto my social media. I now have a large platform, which has led brands such as Fashion Bible and Femme Luxe Finery to want to work with me!”

HOW WOULD YOU PUSH YOUR BRAND FURTHER?

what the future holds! I am extremely excited to put out more collections and keep growing the brand. I am potentially creating affordable lingerie and swimwear collections in the future”

WOULD YOU CONSIDER CREATING A MENSWEAR RANGE? “No probably not, my brand is centered around me and I do everything for it myself - I model the clothes, the graphic design, accounting, social media, customer services, order processing etc. So I want my brand to be exclusively clothes I love and would wear myself. I’m also nowhere near as interested in men’s clothing and therefore I feel No photo description available. like I would struggle to create a menswear collection that people would actually buy and wear”

WHAT IS NEEDED TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL FASHION BUSINESS? “A will and determination. I truly believe you can do anything you put your mind to! In relation to the fashion aspect, you need to stay on trend and spot new trends before they hit the market. It’s definitely a full time job, you need to willing to spend a lot of your time browsing catalogues, sending and responding to emails, working on collections, modelling, processing and sending orders, the list goes on!”

“The brand is only 4 months old, so I’m just getting started, how knows

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15 hobbies 2020 is rapidly approaching and you’ll probably find yourself saying the same thing you say every new year... ‘New Year, New Me’. Maybe this year you don’t need to be a new you, but instead the old you with a new hobby! From sports and exercise to arts and crafts, the world of hobbies is your oyster, if you stay open-minded and don’t doubt what you’re capable of.

sports

ARTs AND CRAFTs

MARTIAL ARTS

Business motive

Capoeira. This is a Brazilian martial art that was originally developed by Angolan slaves who disguised their self-defense moves as dance. It’s very acrobatic, with flips, punches, and kicks and poses as a great form of exercise. Judo. This martial art originated in Japan and is largely based on grappling, but with an emphasis on throws and pinning the opponent to the ground. Again- a great form of exercise and a perfect way to meet new people!

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Machine or hand embroidery. Sewing is often an overlooked hobby but it can be very pleasing. Embroidery can create beautiful patterns and pictures on fabric and can be done by hand or using a sewing machine. If you find your embroidery is really going well you could sell items on platforms such as Etsy. Dress-making. Dress-making unleashes a whole world of gorgeous textiles and oppurtunities to express your own style just how you want. Just like with embroidery, you could make a mini-business out of it by selling unique items on platforms like Depop.

Team effort Kickboxing. This combat sport based on kicking and punching, originated from karate and boxing mixed together and is sure to kickstart your year (literally). There are many forms such as fitness-kickboxing, contact boxing and self-defence classes.

MUSIC Music production

Written & Designed by Sophie Corderoy

djing. DJing is a fun and creative way of jamming out and could actually lead to a career. With a DJ deck (available for under £100 on Amazon) and some free time, you could have some real fun. Plus you’ll be everyone’s favourite house-party guest.

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Song writing. Song-writing (whether you’re good at singing or not) could be a very creative way of sorting out your thoughts whilst creating your very own hits. Beat production. Making beats for people to rap to could be the start of something big. If popular, your beats could be used by great artists.

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Amateur dramatics. Amateur dramatics is the non-professional production of theatrical performances- aka. plays. The roles within this vary from acting to stage director to costume stylist. Joining an amateur dramatics society could lead you to a fantastic group of people with simiallry creative minds or even to your dream role in a play.

Classics Some more common hobbies that you might like to give a go in the New Year; -Baking -Joining a sports team -Starting a blog or vlog -Learning to play a new instrument (clarinet anyone?) -Joining a society- possibly a group focused on world change- fighting climate change, animal cruelty, world hunger and so on -Joining the gym and starting a fitness journey -Writing stories/a book


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EMOTIONAL Release

Photography and Interview by Jack Faulkner

“Lead your own life, don’t follow others”

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an interview with Two Sides 8

1. What’s your full name ? My name is Thomas Spurling 2. Where you from ? I’m from Sevenoaks, Kent 3. What is Twosides 8 ? Two Sides 8 is my personal emotional release system. Two Sides 8 allows me a platform to release any feelings I have, whether they be good or bad. 4. Who’s your inspiration ? My inspiration changes regularly, but at the moment I’m heavily inspired by Yung Lean’s music. He consistently uses different futuristic melodies and sounds to keep you engaged throughout the whole song.  5. What music do you do ? I wouldn’t want to put my music into one box, however I have been labelled as an Alternative Hip Hop artist.  6. Does your music influence your fashion ? I wouldn’t say my music has influenced my fashion. I look up to other fashion designers and artists for my influence. For example, Ronnie Fieg and YUNGBLUD.  7. What do your songs represent ? Each song I have made, released or unreleased represents a feeling I have felt that I have had to get out. “Sad About What?” Is the only happy song I’ve ever been able to write. I wanted to try and inspire people to do what they want in life and to not give up. But to contrast. “I See Myself” is probably the darkest emotion I have ever felt in my life put into a song.  8. Where have you preformed ? So far I have performed at “The Forum” in Tunbridge-Wells, “The Rocksteady” in London and “West Street Live” in Sheffield. You will also be able to see me at “Hyde Park Book Club” in Leeds on December 19th or “West Street Live” in Sheffield for my first headline show on January the 9th. 9. Where can we find your music ? You can find my music on every single major platform, including free platforms, such as Soundcloud and YouTube.   10. What are your plans for the new year, where do you see yourself ? The New year holds a lot of exciting things. New Two Sides 8 X scruz music. I’m also working on creating unique music that will not be able to put into boxes. The aim by the end of 2020 is to tour the UK ! CARBON MAGAZINE l FEATURES

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CARBON ISSUE 10  

Issue 10 Carbon On Campus Magazine. Carbon is a brand created by the writers and designers of BA (Hons) Fashion Media and BA (Hons) Fashion...

CARBON ISSUE 10  

Issue 10 Carbon On Campus Magazine. Carbon is a brand created by the writers and designers of BA (Hons) Fashion Media and BA (Hons) Fashion...

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