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Balenciaga Exhibition
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Balenciaga Exhibition

  “the master of us all” - Christian Dior A brief history. Cristóbal Balenciaga has always been and continues to be a huge influence on twentieth-century fashion. What separates him from other designers is his willingness to go against the grain in a bid to revolutionise the traditional, feminine silhouette. Due to the Spanish Civil War, Cristóbal moved to Paris. He soon became inspired by French established designers, such as Gabrielle Chanel and Madeleine Vionnet and learnt the art of design by dismantling their garments to see the craftsmanship behind them and redirect this same skill towards his own work. To veer away from the popularised cinched waist of the time, a shape that was notoriously linked to Christian Dior’s Corolle collection, Balenciaga broke from the mainst...
Model Defers Royal Holloway Due to Debilitating Illness
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Model Defers Royal Holloway Due to Debilitating Illness

Destiny Sedlacek, a 19-year old girl from Weybridge, Surrey was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome in 2016. Ehlers Danlos syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects a person’s connective tissue. It would lead to symptoms such as skin being stretched out, loose joints and abnormal-looking scars. Prior to her diagnosis, Destiny was previously a model featured in Vogue Magazine. She was the official model for films like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Fury. She has also modelled for popular make-up brand Rimmel London UK. She studied Forensic Science at college but her diagnosis meant she was unable to attend her classes. She “had to finish [her] college work in hospitals”. This has impacted her future ambitions, which includes to go on to Royal Holloway, University of London, to ...
Could you win at being Anna Wintour?
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Could you win at being Anna Wintour?

Fashion Weeks come and go all over the world, and for the most part, the students who are interested, like myself, are glued to Instagram just to see a glimpse of the couture gowns flowing down the runway at ungodly prices. I bet some of those garments cost more than my own house in Englefield Green. Fashion shows are on a higher level, and not one exactly known for being accessible. Seeing icons such as Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington parked on the front row with eagle eyes (or sunglasses in Anna’s case), it makes you wonder, could just anyone be Anna? Maybe by following her regime you could become the Ice Queen herself… The iconic Editor in Chief of American Vogue starts her morning at a terrifying 5.45am where she finds herself arriving at New York’s Midtown Tennis Club for an h...
Impressed with Vogue Fest
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Impressed with Vogue Fest

If ever there was an excuse to get all dressed up on the weekend and surround yourself with glamour and fashion fun, it’s for the Vogue Festival. This year’s Vogue Fest seemed to stop at no limits as the foyer activities alone was an immense fashion overload. The day featured a Bobbi Brown beauty station, an organic pharmacy giving feel-good-facials, a Topshop nail bar, trend talks with Vogue editors, the chance to have a Vogue cover shoot with Chanel accessories, book signings, Vogue speed styling and a Vogue shop which contained exclusive, limited edition merchandise. There was also a Harrods café and a Harrods green man greeting people, adding that extra classiness. With all of this in mind, the price of the ticket at £25 simply seemed too good to be true, and would have been a fashi...