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Lifestyle 9


Puff Pastry Pizza Recipe

A budget friendly, healthy alternative to a students favourite meal.

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Choc Chip Scones Recipe

Swap your afternoon snacks for some afternoon tea.

Mojito Recipe Refresh yourself in 5 easy steps!

fashion 17

White Noise


Villainous Beauty


Swinging Sixties

Summers biggest trend the future is white.

With the new Maleficent film hitting cinemas this May, we look at Disney Villain inspired beauty looks.

Retro is back!

Interviews 38


We catch up with Michelle from Daisybutter for advice on graduating to getting jobs.


Check it out

Check mate! This seasons top trouser trend.


Trend alert : Tropical


Graphic Nature

Its a jungle out there.

Contains graphic content. High impact print.

11 A-Z Spring/Summer ‘14 Trends We find all the top SS’14 trends just for you!

22 Get The Look For Less Why pay more, when you can get it for less? Brilliance on a budget!

24 Crown & Glory: In Bloom Adorn your hair with these floral beauties.

29 Hot to Trot : SS14 Shoe Trends This seasons best picks.

47 This Month We Love

J Magazine’s moodboard of this months top picks.

Because life’s to short to wear boring clothes...

Trend Alert: Tropical Prints


This season Topshop looks at graphic prints for one of their main trends in their dresses collection. Turn to the next page to shop the feature.

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Bring this dress from day to night by adding simple black heels and a black and silver studded clutch for extra texture. Add a leather jacket to toughen up the look even more!

Pair with:

Snazz up this simple skater dress with some chunky cut out boots and add a pop of colour with this coral bag. Add a jersey blazer to keep it cool and casual.


Puff Pastry Pizza Recipe! You will need:

1.Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 or 200 degrees.


2. Fry the chicken in oil until it is almost cooked.

1-2 chicken breasts 1 red pepper 1 red onion pesto half a bag of pre-washed spinach - cheese - oil - 1 sheet of prerolled Puff pastry

3. Add in the chopped pepper and onion and fry until both vegetables and chicken is cooked. 4. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. 5. Lay out the prerolled pastry sheet onto foil on a baking tray, and spread pesto onto the pastry leaving a space around the edges for the crust. 6. Add 2 teaspoons of pesto to the chicken and vegetable mix, and season with black pepper. 7. Pour the mixture onto the pastry sheet, again leaving room around the sides for the crust. 8. Sprinkle cheese over the top and cook in the oven for 20 minutes or until the edges start to go golden brown.


Choc Chip Scones Recipe! 1. Heat the oven to gas mark 7 or 220 degrees. Grease and line a baking tray. 2. Sift the flour, sugar and salt together into a bowl. 3. Add the butter and rub the mixture together to create a crumb-like texture. 4. Put the eggs and buttermilk into a seperate bowl and mix together. 5. Pour it into the crumb mixture and then add the chocolate chips. 6. Mix this together with a round edged knife to bring it into a soft dough.

You will need: -

100g buttermilk 50g caster sugar 250g self raising flour 60g milk chocolate chips 50g unsalted butter 1 egg pinch of salt


7. Dust the table or worktop with flour and roll the dough out to about 3cm thick (or to desired thickness). 8. Use a small round cutter to cut out the scones. 9. Place them evenly onto the baking tray and bake in the oven for 12 minutes until golden brown. 10. Serve with a jam or cream of your choice and eat whilst still warm!


Mojito Recipe You will need:

Follow these 5 simple steps to make a refreshing cocktail in just 5 minutes!


1. Add the lime juice, sugar and mint into a cocktail shaker or glass. Use the end of a spoon to bash them together so the sugar dissolves.

To make 1 serving-

2 tablespoons of lime juice 2 teaspoons of sugar 8 fresh mint leaves 65ml of white rum 30ml of lemonade ice lime for garnish

2. Add the rum into the cocktail shaker or glass used, and mix slightly. 3. Fill,a quarter to a half of a fresh glass with ice. 4. Pour the cocktail over the ice, leaving about an inch of room in the glass. 5. Top the drink with lemonade and garnish with fresh mint leaves and lime wedges or slices.

top new look £14 Sunglasses primark £3 skirt h&m £13

White Noise Photography | Jenny Helm Model | Libi Addis MUA | Clare Neal


Shirt primark £9 shorts zara £30 sunglasses primark £3

Shirt primark £9 shorts zara £30 top new look £14 Skirt h&m £13 sunglasses primark £3 coat primark £25 dress zara £60

top new look £14 skirt h&m £13 sunglasses £3

Get the look for less! As a student, bagging a bargain and sticking to a budget are important, and staying on trend is also a must. This issue we find you frends that you can get, all from th highstreet, and you dont need to break the bank at the same time.



New Look £6

Primark £3

H&M £6 Primark £10

Topshop £28


Primark £10




American Apparel £19 Topshop £22

American Apparel £74

Glamorous £22


Crown & Glory: In Bloom Get The Look 24

Not A Lotta Rosie Headband - Wine


Whole Lotta Rosie Headband Baby Blue

Whole Lotta Rosie Crown Ice Cream Dream 27


Hot to Trot This season, shoes are stepping out in an array of bright and metallic shades ready for the summer months. Whether flats are your thing, or you prefer skyscraper heels, theres enough choice for everyone. So kick off your old shoes and step into the new spring/summer styles this season. Our favorites are the pink wedges from River Island - tweet us yours at @Jmagazine!

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Villainous Beauty: Inspired by disney villains Collection for M.A.c

Photography & Styling | Jenny Helm MUA | Naomi Guild Hair | Natasha Mace Models | Alys WEbb, Hannah Rodgers, Jade Phillips & Emily Ball

Alys wears: Her Alter Image Eyeshadow (Evil Queen Collection) Heartless Lipstick (Cruella De Ville Collection) Bite Of An Apple Blush (Evil Queen Collection) Oh So Fair Powder (Evil Queen Collection)

Hannah wears: My Dark Magic Eyeshadow (Maleficent Collection) Wicked Ways Lipglass (Cruella De Ville Collection) Briar Rose Powder (Maleficent Collection)

Jade Wears: Electric Eel Eyeshadow Lady Danger Lipstick Truth And Light Powder (Dr. Facilier Collection) Darkly My Dear Blush (Cruella De Ville Collection)

Emily wears: Heartless Lipstick (Cruella De Ville Collection) Her Own Devices Powder (CDV Collection) Darkly My Dear (CDV Collection) Steamy Eyeshadow




Daisy Butter

Daisy Butter is a fashion and lifestyle blog ran by Michelle Chai. After graduating with a first class honors degree in BA (Hons) Writing Fashion and Culture from Southampton Solent University, she now runs her style journal and a plethora of other fashion related goodies such as her online magazine Anesthetica. What course did you take and where, and what made you decided this was the course for you? I studied BA (Hons) Writing Fashion and Culture at Southampton Solent University. I knew I wanted to study some form of fashion journalism but realised that this course, with such a diverse mix of modules, would be perfect for getting a good grounding and step up into my chosen industry. What did you like and dislike about your course and uni? I really liked the broad range of topics that we covered. Not only did I get to train in news journalism, feature writing, multimedia writing and media law, I got to study fashion styling, PR and marketing, art and costume history, buying and forecasting, magazine production, editorial photography and more. The only things I disliked about the course was that it was somewhat unorganised and I ended up missing out on two international trips because of the short notice given!

and quickly realised how digitalised the fashion landscape was becoming. What did you do before you starting blogging? For one I used to be a stage school girl! I quit when I started Uni and spent my free time scouring the Internet for cool, affordable, unique boutiques or shopping, so a progression into fashion blogging now seems like the obvious option. Is blogging your full time job, and if not, what do you do? Nope. I’m the Womenswear Editor at a well-known, international fashion retailer. What tips would you give to new bloggers or people interesting in starting up a blog? I would say to, as much as you can, be really open-minded and don’t blog with an agenda. I never expected anyone to read my blog and for six months, no-one did. Write about what you love, and love what you write, publish and share.

tips are to refine your CV and push your transferable skills to the top. Be original and charming yet professional and direct in cover letters. Also be persistent - don’t give up. What advice would you give to people who are nearing the end of uni and still unsure on their career path? Volunteer. Find part-time work in different fields and see what you like. It’s always good to get any sort of work experience or voluntary work on your CV and you could find your calling! What other passions do you have other than blogging? I’m really, really into South Korean television and the Hallyu wave.

Where do you hope to see yourself and your blog in 5 years time? In 5 years I’d love my blog to be even more multi-channel and multi-platform. I’d love to - and have been planning - start a shop of sorts, but I want to define my blog first. Currently it has become a style led lifestyle blog which I love but there’s still time and room for it to grow. I see myself as a little more Did you always know you wanted well-rounded, career wise, potentially What made you decided to start to do this or were you undecided self-employed and working on blogging? What first got you when you finished university? something that I’ve been planning for interested in it? I’ve always wanted to write and a while! I started my blog one evening work in fashion, but I’ve never midway through my first year known exactly which area to work Finally, any last advice for anyone of Uni. I was supposed to be writing in. I think I’m still deciding now. graduating from university and an art history essay but the Burberry going out into the big wide world?! AW10 show had just been livesWhat tips would you give to Be persistent, work hard, try hard and treamed and I thought starting a blog people graduating university and get involved in as much as you can. would be better. I’d already “got into” looking for work experience and Find Michelle at: blogs from reading Sea of Shoes, internships? Fashiontoast and Style Scrapbook I started hunting for internships and after seeing them in Teen Vogue, jobs in January of my last year. My

for more style inspiration.


Images c/o Michelle Chai Edits by Jenny Helm

SWINGING SIXTIES Photography & Styling | Jenny Helm Model | Bex Andrews MUA | Naomi Guild Hair | Katya Van Bick

dress | £25 newlook sunglasses | £1 primark Bow | stylist’s own


Crop Top and Leggings both Topshop £16 & £28 Bow | Stylists own

Crop Top | Topshop £18 Skirt | River Island £22 Shoes | Newlook £24.99 Bag | Vintage Bow | Stylist’s Own


This page Dress | New Look £25 Bag | Vintage Shoes | New Look £24.99 Sunglasses | Primark £1 Bow | Stylist’s own Left Crop Top and Trousers Both Topshop £16 & £28 Shoes & sunglasses same as before

Golden brown Love the St. Tropez tan but cant afford the price tag? We’ve found a perfect alternative - St Moriz, just £3 at Savers and Bodycare.

g J Ma oard Here comes the sun b d o o M QUAY: sunglasses

In the bag

Have you visted Bicester Village yet? If not why not?! We love the Kate Spade outlet there, with heavy reductions on all bags and further sale markdowns, you’d be mad to miss it!

These quirky sunglasses are a great alternative to the high end brands such as Ray Ban and have all manner of crazy designs, colours and patterns. Now available on ASOS.

Mint madness

Make you blush

Snap happy Grab yourself a polaroid and start making memories. (So retro!)

Nars Guy Bourdin One Night Stand PalletteThis pallette contains 4 blushers, one bronzer and one highlighter - all boasting beautiful shimmering shades. Snap it up whilst you can as its limited edition!

Mint greens and blues are the colours of the moment! Wherever you look, it seems to be there, whether its shoes, dresses or jewellery, this pastel colour is here to stay. For extra style point, try a mint co-ord - two of our favourite trends combined!

Stomping ground

These cool cut outs come in a range of colours to match any mood that you may be in. Grab them quick! Topshop, £32.

This month we love...

MISSGUIDED PEace, Love and FAshion

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FMP magazine by Jenny Helm