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READER It’s the birthday of Juicebox, and we’ve been working morning, noon and night to ensure we bring you an array of innovative articles and features that we feel would benefit students and have sheer relevance. Being students ourselves, we’ve found it to be quite an exciting challenge to be able to illustrate exactly what we feel works in terms of relevance and suitability through the means of diverse and interesting reads and visuals bursting with entertainment for you to indulge in. Our main concept was to allow a mix of humour and professionalism throughout the magazine, which I feel has certainly been achieved. We loved shooting for our magazine, with shoots inspired by different cultures, purity, minimalism and of course, London. We have also had the honour of interviewing Shaun Kearney, a womenswear designer and creative director based in New York. He certainly didn’t hold back when it came to question and answer time. My team have worked as a family in order to make sure this was a success, and I would like to thank each and every one of them for their commitment and hard work throughout. I hope you enjoy the first issue of Juicebox, just as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it!
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TEAM Name? Victoria Role? Editor and Sub Editor Favourite feauture? Our interview with Mr. Shaun Kearney. Favourite birthday? My 7th birthday! A tea party in the garden, the sun was beating down and the pool was filling up. Surrounded by my loved ones, a dozen barbies and a whole lot of cake!
Name? Jessie Role? Deputy Editor and Feature Writer Favourite feauture? Downtown, so much great stuff to do! Favourite birthday? My sweet 16. Willy Wonka themed with chocolate fountains, thousands of sweets, a pink five-tiered cake covered in edible diamonds with my name written in more diamonds! Perfect!
Name? Natalie Role? Creative Director and Graphic Designer. Favourite feauture? ‘Lose the Blues’, so colourful and happy! Favourite birthday? My 16th, I had a party with all my friends, nothing special but it was one of those successful spur of the moment nights!
Name? David Role? Stylist and Art Director Favourite feauture? ‘The Boy Who Cried London’. Favourite birthday? My last birthday I had with all my friends, we had an amazing time, I even got to ride a rodeo!
Name? Nicole Role? Photographer and Art Director Favourite feauture? ‘The Boy Who Cried London’ photoshoot. Favourite birthday? One of my childhood birthdays, probably my 5th because I had a McDonald’s party and got a Spice Cam (Spice Girls polaroid camera).
Name? Anastasia Role? News Writer Favourite feauture? ‘A Tattoo Tale’, such great tattoo inspiration! Favourite birthday? My 18th, a summer evening with perfect company and gifts. The house and my two-tiered cake was covered in flowers!
A-Z STUDENT LIFE. IT’S THE OFFICIAL END OF YOUR ADOLESCENCE AND SOON YOUR INDEPENDENCE WILL INSTANTANEOUSLY KICK IN. DON’T FEEL WEARY. THE THREE BEST YEARS OF YOUR LIFE ARE AHEAD OF YOU. FILLED WITH INCREDIBLE LATE NIGHTS, PAINFULLY EARLY MORNINGS.FEAR NOT!EACH ISSUE JUICEBOX WILL BRING TO YOU A LETTER OF THE ALPHABET REPRESNTING A TYPICAL INSIGHT INTO STUDENT LIFE.
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DAVID DALEY & NATALIE HEPWORTH
Alcohol. Your mum drinks it, your dad drinks it, even Jesus was caught turning water into wine. As a student be prepared to spend an increasing amount of time (and money) in bars. Whether it be celebrating, socialising or seeing how many Jager-Bombs you can down before youâ€™re lying on the pavement screaming at your ex. After all what else is your student loan for?
TOWN WHERE THE LIGHTS ARE BRIGHTER AND ONE DRINK BECOMES AN ALL-NIGHTER! ANASTASIA SENROKA REVEALS THE MUST-SEES AND GOT-TO-DOS IN LONDON THIS SUMMER TO AUTUMN, 2013.
MAYOR'S THAMES FESTIVAL, 14TH-15TH SEPTEMBER
The Mayor’s Thames Festival is one of London’s biggest and best free outdoor festivals, consisting of a huge range of artistic events. There’s a carnival ambience to the two day festival with street entertainment, art installations, music and dancing all performed at various riverside locations. The event culminates in a spectacular fireworks display over the Thames. Join the fun at Mayor’s Thames Festival, a wonderful weekend of free events celebrating London and its river.
1-2-3-4 Shoreditch music event continues to grow every year and is fastly becoming one of the best small festivals in London. It was created back in 2007 by Sean McLucky who stated: ‘There was a real need for a truly alternative London music festival’. Past guests of the 1-2-3-4 Festival have included Vic Goddard from Subway Sect, Bobby Gillespies of Primal Scream fame, Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols and Joy Division’s Peer Hook.
THE BERMONDSEY STREET FESTIVAL, 21 SEPTEMBER
The Bermondsey Street Festival runs every year in September, bringing street fashion shows, al fresco films, live bands and dog shows to the area. It is the biggest festival with stalls lining the entire length of the street from the Arches to Long Lane as well as the normal hive of activity and tasty treats in the park. Come along and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere supported by a selection of live music, competitions, food and art.
Ride London 100 is a brand new cycling challenge through the closed roads of London and the Surrey Hills. 20,000 cyclists will have the opportunity to test themselves on the route made famous by the London 2012 Olympic Road Race. Riders have 9 hours to complete the course so the ride is perfect for experienced and recreational cyclists looking for a challenge. Join us for what’s sure to be a spectacular event.
JUICEBOX PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL, 29TH AUG - 15TH SEP Created in 1996 as a reaction to the state of the British film industry, the Portobello Film Festival aims to provide a platform for exciting new film makers and to give daring and ground-breaking directors a chance to get their films seen. This international film festival has a fantastic reputation as ‘the biggest celebration of independent film in Europe showing tomorrow’s films today’. This is a great opportunity to see exciting films in inspiring surroundings and to meet the filmmakers and directors behind them.
FILM4 SUMMER SCREEN, - 24TH AUGUST
L Film4’s Summer Screen has become a major summer attraction in London for anyone looking for some relaxed open-air entertainment. It features a mix of UK premieres, cult favorites, cinematic classic, and recent releases under the stars with full surround sound. It’s the perfect opportunity to curl up on a nice blanket, with a bottle of wine and watch a film outdoors on a lovely summer’s evening. Several of the screenings are already sold out, so it’s time to get planning!
FILM4 FRIGHTFEST, 26TH AUGUST
Film4 FrightFest is the UK’s biggest, best and most beloved horror fantasy festival. With four days of films for you to feast your eyes upon, audiences can expect to be scared witless with a devilishly delightful line-up of premieres and special screenings of fantasy and horror films. It attracts thousands of horror fanatics each August to the heart of London’s West End. With surprises on screen and off, and the festival’s unique community feeling, FrightFest has now become a must-attend occasion on the horror fantasy fan’s calendar. www.frightfest.co.uk
CHOCOLATE WEEK, 14TH 20TH OCTOBER
Chocolate Week is a nationwide celebration and London embraces this with a number of mouthwatering sweet events across the city. The UK’s best chocolate shops and chocolatiers come together and hold an array of talks, tastings and demonstrations. The aim of the week is to promote the best luxury chocolate brands around the UK. Keep up to date with the latest information by following 5ive Star London Chocolatiers.
Dance Umbrella has been bringing a new dance experience to London since 1978. It thrives on the diversity of the city and brings together artists and events, which surprise and thrill audiences of all kinds. This October Dance Umbrella presents a range of affordable and free-to-view events taking place in unique locations and showcasing exciting newly established talent. It’s conveniently condensed into ten compact days, but tickets are selling quick so pick up yours today via the link below. www.danceumbrella.co.uk
SHAPES SOFT SUMMER BREEZE AROUND A CRISP CUT COLLAR; LOUNGING ROUND THE CITY IN HYPNOTIC, GRAPHIC TROUSERS; A FAST, YOUNG ROMANCE IN GENTLE, PLAYFUL PRINTSWHETHER IT'S TEXTURES, PATTERNS OR SILLHOUETTES, WE'RE IN LONDON CUTTING SHAPES.
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DUTY TO MOST OF US, UNPAID INTERNSHIPS ARE SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE JUST ACCEPTED AS ORDINARY BUT WHEN POLITICAL MATTERS QUESTION THE MORALS AND LEGAL FACTORS OF IT, WHEN DOES UNPAID BECOME UNFAIR? JESSIE BROOKS INVESTIGATES THE INTERN INDUSTRY TO OBSERVE THE MATTER IN QUESTION.
When talking about internships, does unpaid mean unfair? It’s a known fact that for the majority of job roles now, a good qualification or two just isn’t enough. After all, having a piece of paper to say you’ve passed an exam tells an employer nothing about your abilities in a working environment. All industries whether it be web design, fashion, or motoring, do in fact require the help of interns to assist the running of their organisation. Is the experience that the eager to learn individuals gain, really worth having to work full time in an irrelevant job to pay bills? However could we not argue that working for free eliminates the hard working applicants from the lazy and that if we were really adamant we would suffer the consequences? It can be argued that if you have genuine faith in yourself and your work abilities then 1 month of working for free should be a small price to pay for landing your dream job. Having said that, employers are now becoming so comfortabe with treating interns as ‘disposable’ that companies such as Urban Outfitters are advertising unpaid internships for a period as long as 9 months. Now, I was offered an internship with Urban Outfitters once and the opportunity sounded incredible, it was explained to me that I would really become one of the team
and therefore what I learned would 100% be worth the lack of pay, but if I was really one of the team, would get to do the same jobs as them and would be working their hours, surely this opportunity was being sugar coated and sold to me because if I am truly one of the team what makes it okay for me to be the only one working for free? I myself have completed multiple internships and work experiences that have been unpaid and I’ve spent a lot of time explaining to friends of mine why I work so hard for no money. The answer is, I genuinely have learned so much already and I’m only in my first year at university. At 18 I have 7 internships under my belt and no amount of money could give me the same satisfaction as seeing an interviewer look impressed when they see my CV. Although I have had some bad experiences too, I once agreed to a weekend of work experience for a bridal show as a catwalk stylist & dresser for a small wage of £60 (better than nothing in my 16 year old eyes). After starting my Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 4am to travel 3 hours from my home town to the venue on public transport, I was praised continuously by my employer due to my efforts given my journey etc.. after three 16 hour days, £200
on travel and very very little food or sleep, I was interns across the employment spectrum and moniasked for my bank details so that my wage could toring the accusation that they are being abused with be credited to me. I left the venue on Sunday feelignorance to the national minimum wage (NMW) ing like it was an experience I hadn’t learned tonnes laws. The investigation team from HMRC are said from, but it was good enough and I’d learned to reto be focusing on the fashion industry for the first 6 ally push myself when working for a wage. Little month period as it has been named and shamed as did I know the company that hired me were to (the the industry most known for intern abuse. ‘If you next day) disappear off the face of the earth and in are in that industry and you have interns, there’s fact never pay me. Aaaah! work experience can be no reason to think that we won’t be knocking on a charm.... your door’, stated HMRC. Hundreds of household I think the real issue here lies with post graduates. names from all industries (not just fashion) are beWhen you’re young it’s all about learning so work ing investigated since the campaign group ‘Intern experience is more than necessary but when someAware’ brought to light that the responsibilities left one has graduated from university, I see it as their with some interns, do in fact amount to an actual job time to be a professional, they’ve paid their dues role in which case they should be earning at least and should now be entitled to start earning. It still minimum wage. A spokesperson from Intern Aware shocks me (even though it is such a common occursays of the scheme ‘We set it up at university berence) when I hear of graduates that are working for cause we were angry at seeing friends of ours, who free or worse, are unemployed. were bright and hardworking, being pushed out of 25 year old Ollie From London studied Law and professions because they couldn’t afford to work for graduated from Kingston with a 1:1 degree. He said: free. It’s not just that they’re wrong, but lots of these “I graduated nearly 3 years ago, after 2 years of becompanies are breaking the law.’ Hopefully these ing unemployed and my parents funding me I gave investigations will slim down the amount of unpaid in and now I work in catering. The last thing I imyoungsters and maybe even convince employers to agined myself doing 3 years ago”. 29 year old Katie just take a chance every now and again and hire an from Brighton says, “I studied fashion design and employee through the form of traditional CV and dress making at the London College Of Fashion and interview stages. now I have my dream job as a dressmaker at ChrisAlthough I do not condone unpaid labour in anytopher Kane but I spent my first 2 and half years, way, I am certainly not anti it, it’s one of those things post graduation interning at some of the smallest that you have to accept. You can either learn to work and most unpleasant fashion companies you could your way up with determination or try to fight it and find. Experience is key. However, I stay where you are. Throughout all feel for the students of the current “I graduated nearly 3 years of the positives and negatives it’s years, they have it a lot worse than ago, after 2 years of being obvious that the one thing you will me, I did this 10 years ago and it learn from work experiunemployed and my parents always was a struggle even then”. ence or internships of any kind is University is sold to us now as funding me I gave in and the ability to understand the pace now I work in catering.” of working in the real world and something that will set us apart and in the long run, make us the sucto me that is invaluable. I’ve learnt cessful earners that everyone hopes to be. But surefirst hand that even bad experiences are ones that ly if we’re going to pay £30,000+ for an education, you can learn from. having to work for free at the end of it completely For those of you that are struggling to fund your defeats the idea of paying in the first place? And by studies or are working in jobs that are purely to pay the time the majority finish university and complete the bills, there is always help available to you. Visit a years free work they’re gracing their mid 20’s, an some of the following websites if you need help in employer at this time can then potentially devalue any area of work, no matter how big or small your your experience and the quality of your training if issue.. talking helps! you’re 24 and still working for free, shouldn’t we come across to our future employers as desirable not www.co-health.co.uk/student_helpline disposable? www.retailtrust.org.uk/ Alternatively, even if we eliminate our own opinwww.acas.org.uk/?articleid=141 ions and focus on the political matter at hand, we still have a case of things unfair going on. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are investigating
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Forever holding the impression of grey and dreary, we look to change outsidersâ€™ views by finding London's quirkiest and most beautiful spots. To help us we asked Fine Art student, Maya Benrimoj living in West Kensington, to lead us through her top inspirational hangouts. We travel through Neals Yard, Portobello Road and Richmond Hill - whether the scenes are Skittle-coloured, quiet and poetic or bustling markets these are sure to get your creative mind wondering!
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PASTEL SPRING INTO SUMMER WITH PASTEL TONES! LAYER DIFFERENT TEXTURES, PRINTS AND COLOURS TO CREATE A STATEMENT OUTFIT; OR OPT FOR A MINIMAL LOOK WITH ONE SHADE. WHICHEVER COLOUR YOU CHOOSE, YOU'LL BE SURE TO SATISFY YOUR SWEET TOOTH WITH SUGARY, SORBET SHADES. HERE'S OUR PASTEL INSPIRATION.
LADDER FROM FOUNDATION TO EMPLOYMENT, IT'S ALWAYS MOTIVATING TO SEE SOMEONE AT YOUR LEVEL KEEPING THEIR ENTHUSIASM HIGH AND GOALS AMBITIOUS.
SPEAKS TO STUDENTS AND GRADUCLIMBING THE INDUSTRY LADDER.
The rise of the successful student has recently seemed to of become something that is celebrated more than what it used to. Is it because we’re becoming so astounded that students are getting through university after the government cuts that have made it such a chore? Or is it because we’re so often bombarded with stories of unemployment rates being at their highest, that we’re shocked when youngsters successfully complete a degree and find immediate work? Either way, the praise is relevant and somewhat inspiring to achieve. As a student myself, and as many of the students yet to graduate will hopefully agree, it is so refreshing to hear stories of the undergrads that have high hopes and dreams and still have the passion to succeed and thrive in their chosen industries. We can’t help but be inspired and deeply enticed as the younger generation hoping to gain similar successes, as those making a sheer fortune out of doing something they are thoroughly passionate about. For example, we have the likes of ‘The Tea Shed’, which is the tale of a young girl who loved tea so much, she decided she wanted to make it ‘pretty’ and now earns millions selling her silky and exotic teabags to international countries and department stores, as exclusive as Fortnum & Mason. Or maybe even the makers behind the delicious ‘Innocent Smoothie’ range, which were in fact a group of 3rd year students whom are now in possession of a multimillion pound business. Either way, there’s no shortage of creativity in the UK. As long as you give it your full commitment and remain to think outside the box, anything is possible for which I am sure of. But who are the ones to watch? What is the next big thing on the scene and who is going to hit us with
it? After visiting some of the most promising undergraduates and asking them about their hopes and plans for the future, we’ve selected a fine few whose futures are certainly looking bright. Not only is this a selection of diverse graduates with an array of talent situated in multiple industries, but it’s also a display of those who want to create their own success and refuse to let anything hold them back. None of these hopefuls are expecting anything to be handed to them on a plate and I think what’s so refreshing is the possession they were so clearly born with, for having such a strong work ethic, especially considering the current economical state; particularly from such a young age group. I’ve also had the privilege of contacting established New York based designer Shaun Kearney, to find out what advice he may have for anyone taking the university route. Kearney also shares with us how he got where he’s at today and what his plans after graduating were. Starting in the UK with no real industry links, Shaun is the perfect example of someone who has truly made it based purely on his hunger, talent and sheer drive to succeed. From sleeping on the streets of New York in order to gain any hope of making his dreams come true, to recently being appointed Creative Director of multiple fashion labels, as well as owning his own label at the same time; Shaun’s success story is one that could inspire everyone. Those that may be having second thoughts about the university life style should definitely take a read before any final decision is made. It certainly helps for those days when you wonder if the stressful deadlines, debts and risks are worth it, to remember that you only get out what you put in and here I present you with just a snippet of proof.
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What course are you studying and what year are you in? Currently studying Motion Graphics, finishing my first year at Ravensbourne. What did you expect from your course and what do you hope to achieve? I expected to expand my design and technical skills and become a more conceptual thinker, developing the ability to narrate a story through design. What are your next steps if you are in year 3 and if you're in any other year what do you hope to do when you graduate? My ambitions after graduating are still unclear as I’m torn between a love for advertising and branding! Have you done internships and/or work experience related to your studies and do you think they've made a big impact on your outlook or ideas about your chosen industry? I worked at a PR firm called Fever PR last summer, where I was exposed to a glimpse of the industry, and that small taste of it made me hungry for more! Being in a creative environment, working alongside a team, and being involved in amazing projects, photo shoots and dealing with clients, was experience that has made me more eager to pursue a career in the industry. If anything was possible, where would you be in 10 years? In 10 years, I dream to be working internationally, being exposed to new environments, new people, and sourcing new inspiration. Being able to work with creative individuals from across the world would be amazing. What is your work motto? ‘Never say you will do it tomorrow… because someone else will have done it by then.’ ‘Stray away from your comfort zone, and stay uncomfortable, it keeps you on your toes.’ Unite The Mix, is a non-profit community, who has genuine intentions to voice the youth of today. You can visit our Facebook page, ‘Unite The Mix’ or https://www.facebook.com/TheMixTelevision
What course are you studying and what year are you in? I’m currently doing my Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (3D pathway) at Ravensbourne. What did you expect from your course and what do you hope to achieve? I didn’t really know what to expect, especially after a gap year. It took a while to get back into the system of education but I’ve managed to experiment well, and develop my portfolio. I hope to achieve recognition from the design world in the near future. What do you plan to do once you have graduated? I’m currently unsure about studying a BA, but if I do I would like to start my own business while studying product design. Have you done internships and/or work experience related to your studies and do you think they’ve made a big impact on your outlook or ideas about your chosen industry? I’ve looked but without particular experience in certain programs I guess I was overlooked. Luckily I’ve got those skills now so I might be able to do some over summer. If anything was possible, where would you be in 10 years? I would like to be a common name in worldwide modern design culture, have 2 dogs, a beach house, and be financially stable enough to travel the world. What is your work motto? I don’t really have a motto I just try to keep up my work rate. Bxnjamin – In my spare time I go by the name ‘Bxnjamin’ magically pronounced “Benjamin”) as a musician. I recorded my first mixtape ‘The Moon-Rose’ with a headset in my bedroom, and I have a new project literally about to drop in the next month which I’ve been recording with this sexy new mic of mine (keep an eye out). It’s all new to me but I’ve found the whole experience really refreshing and natural. I was recently flown out to Germany with two of my friends to record some tracks for the german producer Twit One’s LP, and I’ve got a worldwide tour coming up starting next month… Just joking. It’s all really strange because I never saw myself as a performer or as any kind of centre of attention, but I’ve started performing recently, my first gig supporting Tempa T in the 02 (for the Ravensbourne ReFreshers event) followed by one in Brixton. Any events I do I’m supported by my DJ Chris P Cuts, and I rehearse regu-
larly at my studio in Waterloo. You can check my video ‘Pushing Daisies’ on YouTube. My mixtape and beat tape are available for free download at www.bxnjamin.bandcamp.com You can find me on tumblr: www.bxnjamin.tumblr.com
This bright young hopeful has recently finished her 2nd year at university and is eagerly awaiting the start of her final year as a student in October 2013. What course are you studying and what university are you at? I study Fashion Promotion at UCA Rochester. When asked what she hopes to achieve Hanifa replies, “My ideal job is to go into PR and events management although I am more drawn towards events. I’d like to have at least a 2:1 degree and have a good idea of the industry before I go to work in it as when I started my course I had no idea what the industry was really like to work in.” The confident young woman holds her own and talks as though she knows exactly what she wants. “ My aim is to have enough intern experience to go straight into a job when I graduate.” We asked Hanifa what we can expect form her over the next year she effortlessly answered, “From September to June of my final year i’ll be interning in PR and I hope to earn myself a role with the brand as a graduate job.” You’ve had lots of opportunities in terms of gathering experience I say, whats your secret?! “When applying for internships it really is about showing your willingness to work for what you want and theres only so much of that you can prove on a cv, so my best advice is to network at every possible opportunity, meet people face to face and be brazen enough to offer yourself to them as an intern, if it doesn’t work, don’t be afraid to send out 300 emails to every company you know. The worst answer you can get is a ‘no’ so its always worth a try.” Tell us about some of the internships you have done and the impact they’ve had on you... The internships have really given me an idea of the industry and they’ve helped me learn to be good on my feet and practise life skills like time management. As much as my degree is fun its purely theoretical and thats not what helps me when i’m actually in the industry. My top 3 internships if I had to choose would be, my first intern opportunity as a stylist at the wed-ding club in Birmingham. I love styling and it was so much fun
to be a part of someones big day in a way that I could be of help. The second is FW with Fashion Scout where I have spent the past 3 seasons as a production assistant and truly learnt the importance of being able to work in a fast pace environment. Last but not least, is Asiana bridal magazine where I worked for 3 months as an assistant to the fashion department. This was one of my favourites as I ws able to learn a new job role but in bridal which is something I was already comfortable working in, the mixture was what made it enjoyable. As well as these amazing opportunities Hanifa has interned as a BAA to schwepps and completed various work experiences in events management. Fun Facts! If anything was possible, where would you be in 10 years? I’d be running my own events company in london. What is your work motto? Make the absolute most of EVERY day.
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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ONE OF NEW YORK’S MOST INNOVATIVE DESIGNERS, SHAUN KEARNEY, GIVES US AN INSIGHT INTO HIS LIFE AS A GRADUATE IN THE UK, ALONG WITH HIS AMBITIONS AND GOALS AS A DESIGNER AND NEWLY APPOINTED CREATIVE DIRECTOR.
What course did you study and what university did you attend? BA (Hons) Fashion at Northumbria University. Shaun Kearney is an experienced and established New York based fashion designer and starting his journey at Northumbria University many years ago was just the start of what was to become a long successful career in fashion. We’ve asked Shaun to comment on his journey across the pond, how he got there and what his advice is for any undergraduates. Kearney begins his story with his a basic outline of his current work status, “currently I own a consulting company in Tribeca NYC with a large portfolio of established clients as well serving the role as Creative Director to several brands in NY. I am also working on my own E-commerce business venture.” What did you expect from your course and what did you hope to achieve? I always struggled with [the choice of] either going to St.Martins or Northumbria as I had been accepted on both courses. I had a great mentor teacher at Art school who had studied at St. Martins and advised me to go to Northumbria. The balance of Art & commerce was perfect, unfortunately a lot of courses are either one or the other and you do need both for longevity in this business. There are a select few that have the right balance. I also opted for a 4 year sandwich course which allowed more room for lengthy internships. My advice to pre-graduates is that if you want to be a “star” go to St.Martins, but don’t be disappointed if you don’t make it, the odds are very low. If you want to have a career in fashion choose wisely. What were your original plans/next steps when leaving university? I always knew I wanted to leave and work abroad. I was disappointed on how the Fashion industry in the UK was not taken seriously and completely under funded. It has gotten better over the years as I graduated in 96. During those times, one had to leave in order to be compensated well. I do miss the UK but my design aesthetic was always probably a better fit for New York. Have you done internships and/or work experience related to your studies and do you think they’ve made a big impact on your outlook or
ideas about the fashion industry? Internships are crucial to your study regardless of how mundane your day to day responsibilities maybe. Observation is important as this is the realty show that you will be starring in when you graduate. I was fortunate enough to be given a good amount of responsibility. I designed the Men’s Destroy diffusion label by John Richmond (a hot 90s label) and learnt a lot about the technical aspects of denim, a fabric which was entirely new for me. I won a competition in Japan was led to an internship for Yohji Yamamoto. It was my first work experience abroad and I was nervous as hell working for such an iconic fashion house- culture shocking to say the least. Besides the obvious,( of course it was great) the best reward was probably ‘stepping out of my comfort zone’. I learnt a lot about myself. Soon after I spent time working for Miss Selfridge working alongside a buying and visual creative display team. Working for a corporate company and designing product for a bigger audience was a different experience than my previous internships but it was a great insight to see how a company on that scale operates on a day to day basis. If anything was possible, where would you be in 10 years? Hopefully in a place where I can say,” Wow I really did all of that?” Life is unpredictable and fashion can be too. Who knows? Iam very happy with what I have achieved so far in my career but there is always room for growth. I do believe anything “is” possible, What is your work motto? ALWAYS: Do your best and go with your intuition-Allow the universe to work with you. NEVER: Lose sight of your dreams and if they don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough. To follow Shaun and his work just visit his online profiles, you wont regret it! For other background info see web/profiles: www.cfda.com/members?member_ id=540&tab=h#!shaun-kearne www.shaunmkearney.com/
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YOURSELF THIS ISSUE ANASTASIA SENROKA SHOWS US A SIMPLE DIY TUTORIAL WITH AN ECO CONCEPT, COMBINING PLANTS WITH REUSING YOUR OWN BOOKS, WHAT COULD BE GREENER? HERE’S SOME OF OUR INSPIRATION!
Do you have any old, torn books that you find kept on a shelf? Out of sight and out mind, right? Well, don’t be in a hurry to throw them out just yet! Where there is a will, there is always a way. I’ve come up with some innovative ideas for you to conjure up at home, in order to create some fresh and unique knick-knacks to make your house extremely cosy and stylish.
Vintage book Your plant of choice Potting soil Scalpel PVA Glue Cling film or plastic bag
The night before, put a very thin layer of PVA glue on the book pages. It will help to cut into the book as the pages will stay in place. Cutting the square in the book is the tricky part! Cut through a few pages at a time, pull them out and then do a few more and work your way down the book. You will need a hole that is at least 1-1/2 inches deep. (The hole does not need to be clean or pretty because the only page that will be visible is the top one, so don’t worry if the edges are deckle and curved.) Line the hole with cling film or plastic bag. This just prevents any watering from damaging the rest of the book. Put a layer of soil at the bottom of the hole. Start with the main plants and separate it from the soil it’s packed in. Place it in the hole where you like. You will need to pack the soil tightly around the roots to make them stand. Neatly hide surplus clean film just below the surface and blow off any dirt that you have got in the book. You’re done! TIP: Once a week you will need to spray a little bit of water into the roots, just try to avoid getting water on the title page!
Dress - Monki
DREAM A LIMINAL STATE OF BEING WHICH EXPLORES THE SUB-CONSCIOUS AND RENDERS REALITY. PLAYING WITH TEXTURES AND SHAPES, WEARING ONLY WHITE; WALK INTO A DREAM.
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NATALIE NICOLE &
HEPWORTH PATRICE L
DAVID DALEY M O D E L ABIGAIL R @ OXYGEN
Top - Topshop Skirt - HM
Dress - Monki
Top - Forever 21
Top - Topshop
Dress - Monki
“THE SNOW GOOSE NEED NOT BATHE TO MAKE ITSELF WHITE. NEITHER NEED YOU DO ANYTHING BUT BE YOURSELF.” LAO
COOKING? We all know by now that being a student, especially those of us living in London, can be a costly matter. Living on packets of noodles and readymade meals is the thing we know best. But why is this? When I questioned a range of students from Ravensbourne to see why we are more prone to this way of living, I’m far from shocked to find that the majority of the students I asked said it was due to the fact that it’s more convenient for them, as it fits around their studies, as well as it being less costly. Although these are significant points that I’m sure we can all relate to, I feel the urge to let students know that there is in fact a cheaper, healthier way of living that won’t leave you or your bank balance feeling hungry. So, whether you’re in a rush for your morning lecture, simply haven’t got the energy to cook up something spectacular or are just skipping meals in general , I’ve sourced and put together a food guide which will help give you the willpower you need to satisfy your tastebuds, with minimal effort and ingredients. As an added bonus, I’ve also ensured all my sourced out recipes steer clear of being cost-consuming, and for all you late runners out there, far from time consuming. So, what are you waiting for? No more excuses! Take a look at what I’ve cooked up this week and I guarantee you won’t want to miss a meal again!
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serves 2 PANCAKE FRUIT AND YOGHURT SANDWICH Delicious, low fat pancakes should be my speciality! Gaining at least 1 of your 5-a-day has never been so easy and tasty. You can top this mouth watering dish with anything your tastebuds desire. My personal favourite is coating them with an array of summer fruits consisting of tangy raspberries, juicy blueberries and vibrant strawberries; mixed with a dashing of natural yogurt and finished with a drizzle of agave nectar. After all, life is all about the extra little pleasures now and then. Ingredients: 110g/4oz plain flour, sifted pinch of salt 2 eggs 200ml/7fl oz milk mixed with 75ml/3fl oz water 50g/2oz butter To serve: 80g Tesco Frozen Summer Fruits - Thawed 1 tasblepoon Agave Nectar or Honey 100g Fat Free Natural Yogurt - Pour the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl with a sieve held high above the bowl so the flour gets an airing. - Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it. Then begin whisking the eggs. (If you don’t have a whisk you can use a fork!) - Next gradually add small quantities of the milk and water mixture, still whisking. - When all the liquid has been added, use a rubber spatula to scrape any elusive bits of flour from around the edge into the centre, then whisk once more until the batter is smooth. - Melt the 50g/2oz of butter in a pan. Spoon 2 tbsp of it into the batter and whisk it in, then pour the rest into a bowl and use it to lubricate the pan, using a slice of kitchen paper to smear it round before you make each pancake. - Now get the pan really hot, (this is vital in order to create the perfect pancake), then turn the heat down to medium.
- As soon as the batter hits the hot pan, tip it around from side to side to get the base evenly coated with batter. Allow no more than half a minute or so to cook; you can lift the edge with a palette knife to see if it’s tinged gold as it should be. - Flip the pancake over with a spatular - the other side will need a few seconds only - Slide the pancakes out on to your plate and start topping one of them with your desired fruits and yogurt - Next, place the second pancake on top, like a sandwich and top with the remainder of your fruit. Enjoy!
SPICY TOMATO & CHILLI CHICKEN PASTA Whether you're feeling creative one afternoon, or simply feel like cooking up a dish that's bursting with flavour and guaranteed to satisfy your tastebuds, this dish is perfect for any mood! This family recipe of mine is an all time favourite and never fails to succeed my expectations each and every time. You can add just about anything to this dish, such as prawns or maybe a dashing of chorizo. My original and personal favourite is 350g of chicken breast fillets, as I feel it combines beautifully with the sauce and complements one another. Serves 2 Spaghetti 200g (Allow 100g per person) 350g chicken breast 2 tins of chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons of paprika 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons of garlic granolas 3 tablespoons of chilli power Instructions: - Start by boiling a pan of water and add the 200g of spaghetti. - Meanwhile, cut the chicken into small chunks and cook separately for around 15minutes, until the juices run clear. - Add the remainder of the ingredients into another pan, stir well and leave to simmer for 5minutes. - Once the chicken is cooked, add it with the juices to the sauce. - Simmer for a further 10 minutes. - Meanwhile, take the cooked pasta and drain well. - Spread the spaghetti out evenly on the plate and slowly pour the sauce into the centre. - Finish with a sprinkle of parsley and enjoy! Tip: Serve with garlic bread to create an even tastier dish. Bon apetit!
Summer has finally arrived and that calls for one thing only, a deliciously refreshing smoothie bursting with fruit that you can conjure up in less than 5minutes. Serves 4 Allow 80g per person of summer fruits 600ml of sparkling water 600ml apple juice All you need to do is pop your ingredients in a blender and watch them spiral into a thick, delicious mixture. Now, in order to gain an extra little fizz to your smoothie, Iâ€™ve included a 600ml serving of flavoured sparkling water, as I feel it really compliments the fruits and helps to bring out a ton of mouth watering flavours! However, feel free to experiement further, you could add milk, yoghurt. or any other fruits you desire! Tip: Pour your smoothie into a cocktail glass, with ice, a fun straw and umbrellas to serve at your summer time dinner parties! Happy blending!
ÂŁ3.50 serves 5
TALE UNIVERSITY ISN'T FOR EVERYONE, SO IT'S GREAT AND COMFORTING TO HEAR A STORY ABOUT SOMEONE WHO IS FINDING JOY AND SUCCESS WITHOUT IT. NATALIE HEPWORTH MEETS DAISY HORNE WHO GIVES US A PEAK INTO HER LIFE WORKING IN A TATTOO SHOP. In December 2010, TCB Tattoo was opened by tattoo artist Gallo, in Twickenham the home of rugby. He took the beautiful Daisy Horne in as his apprentice, then when he left to Malta he asked her to run the shop. So on Friday 13th January 2012, Daisy took over and renamed the store TLC Tattoo. ‘It was originally called TCB Tattoo which is what Elvis Presley used to sign men’s autographs with, I changed it to TLC Tattoo because that’s what Elvis signed women’s autographs with’, explains Daisy. She also tells us she has so many tattoos that she’s lost count, but her favourites include ‘Sweet little bullet from a pretty little gun’ written across her fingers which she says means, ‘I came from a strong but lovely woman & I can be sweet but look after myself ’, it represents strength. Another of her favourites is a key on her arm that she designed, which ‘fits’ in a lock tattoo she designed for her mother. Daisy no longer tattoos as running the business takes up a lot of time, but she intends on completing a piercing course and eventually move to Malta become an apprentice for one of her friends there. ‘My advice for someone wanting a tattoo? They need to spend a lot of time researching artists to find the perfect person for them. Try to get a look at the artist’s portfolio. Also not all tattoos have to have a meaning- if you think something is beautiful why not tattoo it onto your body and have it with you where ever you go? For me it’s about when I had the tattoo that means the most. I remember exactly where I was in that point of my life with each tattoo I have. I also suggest booking a consultation with the artists to talk about ideas, placement etc. The more you leave to the artist the better the tattoo will come out, they do know a lot, but don’t be afraid to say you don’t like their idea, it’s personal to you and lasts for life! Also one last BIG tip is don’t go for the lowest price! ‘Good tattoos aren’t cheap, & cheap tattoos aren’t good’ - Sailor Jerry.’ TLC Tattoo, 154 Heath Rd, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 4BN. 020 8241 7778
LONDON AN ECLECTIC MIX OF STYLE FROM LONDON'S COOL MELTING POT OF CULTURE. HEAVILY INSPIRED BY THE EVERYDAY YOUNG AVERAGE JOE WITH A SYNERGY OF DESIGN.
P H O T O G R A P H Y
DAVID & M O TANIEL @ BODY
DALEY D E L RAVE LONDON
Top - The Ragged Priest @ Topman
Kaftan - Brixton Market Hat and bag - Topman Trainers - Nike Jeans - Cheap Monday
Top - Qasimi Shirt - Vintage Shorts - HM Shoes - Adidas Headscarf - Rolls ‘n’ Rems
Jacket - Adidas String vest - Brixton Market Trousers - Vintage Trainers - New Balance
Shirt - Rokit Trousers - Zara Socks - Uniqlo Sandals - Nike
Trousers and Top - Topman LTD
Top - Vintage String vest - Brixton Market Trousers - Puma Trainers - Nike
Jacket - Reebok
Trainers - Reebok Shorts - Nike Top - Tooting Market
Trainers - Nike Trousers - Cos Top - The Ragged Priest @ Topman