Vogue 100 Comes to Manchester
You may know Manchester as a city of industry, you score extra points if you’ve got the 411 on its colourful musical history, but, have you ever thought about it as a capital of culture? No, it’s time to start, seriously! Home to boohoo HQ, boasting a huge multi-media art centre, tonnes of galleries and some of the best bars and cafes in the UK, Manchester is the new place to see and be seen.
Need more proof? Well, Vogue 100: A Century of Style has just hit town and when Vogue comes, you kind of have to take notice. Showing right now at Manchester Art Gallery, the exhibition celebrates 100 years of Vogue in Britain through the many iconic photographs commissioned by the magazine.
Another day another set of stylish street fashion we just can’t get enough of thanks to the fab snapping of photographer David Nyanzi. Get inspired by how the GFW do and get their look for less…
This weekend, we’re heading off to Brighton’s Wild Life festival for a weekend of sweet tunes and sunshine. Missing out on the action? Make sure to follow us on Insta this weekend and listen to our fave tracks from the headline acts…
Disclosure feat. Mary K Blige – F For You
Over the last few years, these
We sent M’pho Lebojoa to Wild Life fest… here’s what she had to say
The sister festival to Parklife in Manchester, I thought this one would be a more low-key affair. But after riding on the shuttle bus to the nearest drop off point, I was amazed to see the mass people waiting in the queues…
We entered the festival via the main entrance and were greeted by a loud progressive beat, this was the ‘WHP Presents’ stage, my favourite stage all weekend (Sunday’s line up was the most alluring) and the best set design by far, a white grand structure sort of resembling a block of apartments with large screens displaying visuals. As you walked further into the festival, you were met by glitter covered girls of course stacked in their temporary festival tattoos and face jewels. The attire was a majority of denim cutoffs and bodysuits, a few fringed jackets, lace dresses and unitards, but whether the weather permitted or not, some skin was definitely to be shown! For the guys it seems that bucket hats are making a return this summer, dart your eyes into the crowd and you are for sure to spot a few bucket hats floating on the youthful festival goers.
One thing that was highly noticeable was the youthfulness of the crowd. It seemed that the majority was a younger demographic ranging from 14-19, I noticed they were mainly huddled at the main stage during performances by the likes of Skepta, James Bay and Bastille as well as the Big Top stage when Flume performed his set. Nonetheless, the energy and vibe were great, and with an unlimited supply of hotdogs, burgers and slushies, it was set to be a great day!
Back again following another crazy long but beautiful day at Graduate Fashion Week. Expecting things to be a little quieter after Sunday’s first day rush, we couldn’t have been more wrong, hours pass in a heartbeat at this event!
Here’s what went down…
8am Suspect packages
The show starts at 10am on the daily but me and two colleagues from the press team arrived early to give the stand a mini makeover. Carrying a mannequin, body under one arm, legs under the other, I enter flustered only to find fashion mogul Hilary Alexander stuffing bags with show programmes. Love her!
10am Grand Tour
We’re taken around the event by one of the shows trustees to get an expert view of the talent and excitement on offer. Talking to the grad class of 2016, the ideas and energy gave me brand new goals. And, then I met Tilly the Boston Terrier, life made.
12pm Special Guest
This year we teamed up with GFW to give the grads a chance to design a dress for our 10th birthday. Out of hundreds of entries, you lovely people voted Ella Maskrey as our winner. Her badass boho dress will be made and sold at boohoo later this year! Ella popped by the stand to talk inspo, summer plans and the scary world of adulting.
David Nyanzi is a street style photographer based in London, roaming the stylish city on the daily to find the best fashion going. Waiting for your fashion debut? You’ll probs find him on Brick Lane with a camera in hand. Wanna see things from behind the lens? David tells us what it’s really like…
Did you always see yourself being a street style photographer?
No. I just wanted to do something creative and visual. Street fashion photography ticked those boxes.
What do you think makes your photography different?
Point Of View and Composition – I always try to incorporate the city/surroundings within the frame.
What did you study at uni?
Economics and Finance.
What’s the most rewarding thing about your job?
The creativity and freedom to shoot whatever catches your eye on the street.
What are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced?
Constantly running out of money – as street photography jobs are few and far between; plus they don’t pay as well, but very fulfilling as a job.
Where are the best places in London to find great street style?
Brick Lane and surrounding areas such Shoreditch, Redchurch Street.
Top tip for landing your dream job?
Just do what you’re passionate about. The money will surely follow.
Cannes Film Festival is coming to an end and soon our Insta feed won’t be full of celebs looking 100% flawless… sad face. (But also kind of glad we won’t have to be so jel all the time). Got a date in the diary? Take inspo from this year’s hottest hues as we’ve pulled together a few of our faves…
Far from blending in with the red carpet, these mega-babes looked sh*t hot in floor sweepers and flawless up-dos. From Rosie’s romantic ruffles to sexy thigh splits like Bella, get ready to stand out this summer!