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Clarissa Waldron

Journalist

Location icon United Kingdom

Final year journalism student.
Areas of interest include News - Culture - Music - Fashion - Arts - Interviews - Broadcasting - Documentaries - Photojournalism -

Portfolio
Theupcoming
04/13/2015
Breast cancer: myths vs reality‏

New research into DNA analysis has allowed scientists to test how likely women are to develop breast cancer and give them a rate of prognosis, while a recent report from the US has found that over $4 billion is spent in America every year due to incorrect mammography results and subsequent breast cancer over diagnosis.

Xxymagazine
The Mind Behind Fashion Design Today

Reflecting the cogs in the machine concealed by the Smokescreen Lavish parties, celebrities, freebies and extravagant catwalks are some of the daily professional on goings commonly considered of those who work in fashion - by those who simply don't. While they comprise an element of proceedings, few people consider the wider, far from glamourous picture.

The Upcoming
04/03/2015
Tikrit capture: a significant loss for ISIS?‏

On Wednesday, Iraqi defence minister Khalid al-Obeidi announced that the government had regained control of the city of Tikrit, describing the security forces as having "accomplished their mission". The Iraqi government is now highlighting the fall of Tikrit as the beginning of the end of ISIS, with vocal plans to recapture the rest of Iraq currently [...]

The Upcoming
03/29/2015
Should cockpit safety doors be reviewed?

Following the terrorist attacks of 11th September 2001, the role of cockpits and their port of entry were reviewed, leading to the widespread introduction of reinforced security doors. The crash of Germanwings flight 9295 has again brought attention to this issue, with many now questioning the practicality of these fortified doors, once considered the pinnacle [...]

XXY magazine
03/26/2015
XXY REVIEWS: Amanzi Tea, Marylebone's finest

Amanzi Tea first arrived into the heart of Marylebone in 2013 and from then it has been on a mission to revolutionise the tea market. Not quite in the way countless bubble tea shops have aimed to do however, but rather in its all-embracing gesture to everything that tea is.

Im A Londoner
03/24/2015
Nightjar and Tullamore Dew - Busking Unbarred

Last Monday night we were invited into Old Street's finest cocktail emporium, Nightjar, to celebrate the eve of St. Patrick's Day and the launch of Tullamore Dew's Busking Unbarred project. Currently local governments are introducing legislation which will control aspects surrounding the way buskers perform, where and when.

Fashion Plus Magazine
03/17/2015
LFW AW15 Show Report: Mary Katrantzou

In a strikingly paired back start to the show, by a designer synonymous with lively prints, guests were immediately assured of a continued change in direction, following on from last season, by Greek designer Mary Katrantzou.

XXY magazine
03/16/2015
XXY PRESENTS: ANTONIO//PAUL

After reading this feature go listen to Antonio Paul (we've even included their SoundCloud here, there's no excuse), then tell your friends to. Make a playlist, share it, blast it from your car - or your earphones on the tube - sing along to it, dance to it, make Antonio Paul's electronic rock vibe and signature genre versatility the soundtrack to your Spring.

Fashion Plus Magazine
03/16/2015
LFW AW15 Show Report: Roksanda

Known for strong colour and colour blocking, Roksanda Illincic took a "if it's not broken don't fix it" approach to her AW15 collection in the Seymour Leisure Centre. This approach was instantaneously confirmed when immediately witnessing the raised purple catwalk that conjured up childhood memories of dandelion and burdock hard boiled sweets.

XXY Magazine
03/06/2015
Seasons of Insanity

The neverending year-long fashion merry-go-round The start of every year sees the fashion world commence its bi-annual merry-go-round of fashion exhibition. London Collections: Men is followed by Menswear in Paris, which proceeds Couture Week. New York, London and Milan all take their turn, before our eyes focus on Paris once again.

The Upcoming
03/01/2015
Putin's reign of terror: the Kremlin's bid to kill the opposition

On the day of the anti-government march that he was due to lead, all eyes remain on Russia following the killing of former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov. Across the world political figures, activists and mourners urge Russia to determine the true reason behind his murder and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The Upcoming
02/26/2015
Gas pipelines: can the EU survive without Russian supplies?‏

Russian energy company, Gazprom, has given Ukraine two days to pay outstanding debts or face a cut-off in gas supply. Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said: "The supply of gas to Ukraine at the ordered amount will result in a full stop of Russian gas supplies to Ukraine, which creates serious risks to gas transit to [...]

The Upcoming
02/19/2015
Sex education in primary schools: too much, too soon?

The Commons Education Select Committee has called for Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) to be a core part of primary education. The committee's proposal has also been echoed by the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England in its report this week following high-profile child sexual exploitation cases.

Fashion Plus Magazine
02/18/2015
Celebrating London's Seedy Soho: Hentsch Man at LCM

Promising seediness and sensuality in their latest unveiling at LCM, Hentsch Man took over an abandoned sex shop in the notoriously sleazy district of Soho of their 'Peep Show.' Founded in 2008 with the sole mission of creating the perfect white shirt, Hentsch Man couldn't have been further from that ideal for AW15.

Fashion Plus Magazine
02/15/2015
Antonio Ortega - Paris Fashion Week Show Report

In a chilly warehouse, on rue de Lubeck in Paris' 16 Arrondissement, models strode assuredly in Antonio Ortega's designs for SS15. Skimpy outfits were the norm for the season as Ortega introduced us to a world inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper and female heroin's and superheroes.

The Upcoming
02/12/2015
Google's new health app: the start of en-masse hypochondria?‏

Google has announced plans to launch an information package on general health and medical illnesses in a new app. According to the tech giant, the app merges information on symptoms and treatments and medical imagery from licensed medical illustrators, which is then reviewed by the company's own Dr Kapil Parakh, as well as experts at [...]

Im A Londoner
02/11/2015
Caterina 55, Moorgate

East London Caterina55, located a short walk from Moorgate station, exudes a mixed persona. Surrounded by sleek, glass skyscrapers; it initially unveils a bright, contemporary-interior hallway where you make your way down into the restaurant. Here is where the Italian eatery changes, as its new age décor merges into a spacious unit with Ikea-esque furniture and layout.

Fashion Plus Magazine
02/09/2015
Christian Lagerwaard - Paris Fashion Week Show Report

On day two of Couture Week, Danish designer, Christian Lagerwaard, invited guests to the Dutch Institute, in Paris' 7 th arrondissement, to show his SS15 collection. If a gentle summer's breeze on the beach could be made tangible then one would envisage Lagerwaard's latest collection.

The Upcoming
02/09/2015
Dawn of tumultuous future for Nigeria?

Nigeria has postponed next week's presidential election due to concerns over attacks by terrorist Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram. The election, scheduled for 14th February, has been pushed back six weeks to 28th March. The move hopes to allow military and police forces more time to ensure safety in the regions of the country most at [...]

Im A Londoner
02/04/2015
Massala Hut, Euston

Central London Having enjoyed a recent refurbishment with bright, vibrant, contemporary décor that includes glass and steel, family-run restaurant Masala Hut, refreshingly, does not play on traditional Indian restaurant interiors, instead creating a setting that is striking and allows for it to stand out.

Fashion Plus Magazine
02/03/2015
Paris Couture Week - Femininity and the Male Couturier

In an environment that evoked purity and grandeur, with its white setting and high ceilings, Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika sought to create a mysterious effect with his SS15 collection of captivating and sensual dresses. While mystery was thin on the ground at the Ecole des Beaux Arts Salle Melpomene in the 6th arrondissement, the show certainly quenched a thirst for couture.

Fashion Plus Magazine
02/02/2015
Alexandre Delima - Paris Fashion Week Show Report

For SS15, South American designer Alexandre Delima presented a hypnotic collection at the Salon France-Amériques Paris that was delightfully seductive and Fashion Plus Magazine witnessed first-hand the profound effect this collection had on the viewers at Haute Couture Fashion Week. Born in Peru to a French mother and Iranian father, Delima grew up in Washington, D.C.

The Upcoming
02/02/2015
How will proposed medical training cuts impact on patients?‏

An independent review has recommended the shortening of medical training for doctors in the UK. The Shape of Training review has called to reduce consultant training from its current eight to ten years, to a shorter six to eight years. Junior doctors would thus become fully registered medical practitioners immediately after graduation, as opposed to [...]

Fashion Plus Magazine
01/28/2015
Stephane Rolland - Paris Fashion Week Show Report

For his 8th Haute Couture collection, Former Creative Director of Balenciaga, Stephane Rolland, gathered guests at the recently renovated Radio France building. With an impressively long catwalk and floor to ceiling glass windows displaying a view of the Parisian skyline, the packed-out show listened as proceedings commenced with a full-length interview of Rolland discussing Couture with French broadcaster Viviane Blassel.

The Upcoming
01/24/2015
Pound rate highest in seven years against the Euro

The pound sterling reached its highest rate in seven years against the euro following the European Central Bank's (ECB) commitment to buying up government and corporate bonds across the Eurozone. Over the next six months, the ECB will circulate £270 billion into the European financial system through quantitative easing.

The Upcoming
01/20/2015
MPs back farmers over falling milk prices‏

MPs have urged the government to do more to protect dairy farmers as the price of milk continues to fall. MPs said farmers have been continuously forced out of business at the mercy of numerous international economic trends. The Groceries Code Adjudicator needs to be granted extended power to cover issues regarding dairy suppliers, [...]

Fashion Plus Magazine
01/20/2015
LC:M Show Report - Katie Eary AW15

The question of whether fashion is art is often considered in the world of apparel and it was certainly a topic addressed by menswear designer Katie Eary in her 8th season at London Collections: Men. While there is no definitive answer, for AW15 the designer certainly gave her opinion on the debate.

The Upcoming
01/18/2015
Greece police arrests four suspects over Belgium terror plot‏

Four terror suspects have been detained by Greek police in Athens over alleged links with the recent Islamist terror plot in Belgium. The arrests, which took place on Saturday, come amid heightened anti-terror efforts across Europe following last week's Paris attacks. One of the detainees is believed to have had links with the terror cell [...]

Fashion Plus Magazine
01/16/2015
LC:M Show Report: Huntergather AW15

Day 3 of LCM saw Huntergather launch their autumn/winter 2015 menswear collection at their flagship store in Marylebone. With its usual approach to quality in menswear the label unveiled a number of key pieces for the season as well as timeless offerings and experimental items that were not dissimilar to the 70's heyday.

The Upcoming
01/09/2015
UK's border checks tightened following Paris attack

Security checks at entry points into the UK have been tightened in the wake of two extremist attacks in Paris which left 13 people dead. The UK government has announced a visible increase in security presence at both British and French ports and French stations which serve UK destinations following the attack on Charlie Hebdo [...]

XXY Magazine
10/31/2014
Anthony Powell's 'Antarctica: A Year on Ice'

One of the few who can say "I've lived there more than anywhere else" - the Sekai Issue In our second instalment - the 'Sekai Issue', we look to both a corner of the world that has rarely been explored, and an individual who took on the lengthy challenge of consistently capturing life in this remote location, one still vastly unclaimed and undisturbed by man.

XXY Magazine
09/30/2014
MUSIC REVIEW| Hesitant Alien

Looking like a cross between Michael Bublé and David Bowie, Gerard Way appears highly strung on the cover of his debut solo album. Furthermore, with his ever present androgynous guise, 'Hesitant Alien' is an apt name if based on first physical impressions.

Graduate Fashion Week Website
06/01/2014
COLLECTION: De Montfort Countour - Graduate Fashion Week

Being only one of two contour courses in the UK and the only one involved with Graduate Fashion Week, the young talent of future lingerie design, from De Montfort Contour Leicester, is always an exciting and anticipated revelation.

The Upcoming
11/25/2014
Lee Rigby murder report to look into M15 modus operandi‏

A government report into the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby is set to criticise MI5 over its monitoring of one of the killers. The Intelligence and Security Committee's (ISC) report is due to be published on Tuesday. In its findings, the committee will detail exactly what MI5 knew about Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale prior [...]

WJ London
06/17/2014
LCM: CMMN SS15 -

Acclaimed for creating and merging quality staples with unique stand-out pieces, CMMN went back to basics for SS15. The collection at Victoria Hou

The Upcoming
12/10/2014
William and Kate end US trip with charity‏ gala

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ended their three-day tour of New York with a fundraising dinner gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The royal couple were the guests of honour at the lavish ceremony, which was held to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the University of St Andrews.

Fashion Plus Magazine
12/11/2014
Our Next Christmas Wishlist

So there's just over two weeks to Christmas and you've been busy stressing about what presents to get for all those lovely people in your life. But pretty soon you'll have to focus on the best bit about present hunting - deciding what you want for Christmas this year!

The Upcoming
10/21/2014
Untested drugs bill for terminally-ill gets government backing

Terminally-ill patients in Wales and England could be treated with unlicensed medicines after the proposed "untested drugs for dying" bill received a government approval. The Medical Innovation Bill, put forward by Conservative Lord Saatchi, would allow patients dying of cancer to volunteer to be treated with unlicensed drugs.

The Upcoming
01/14/2015
Fears grow for future of Renzi's government as Italy's president, Giorgio Napolitano, resigns

Italian president, Giorgio Napolitano, who led the country through one of its most difficult political periods, resigned on earlier today. Napolitano, 89, was Italy's longest-serving president, having entered office in 2006. Citing advanced age, his departure was expected following his reluctance at a second term in office after a successor failed to be elected [...]

WJ London
06/15/2014
LCM: Domingo Rodriguez SS15 -

Having won the Graduate Fashion Week Menswear Award for John Moores University in 2008, Domingo Rodriquez, 26, has continued to collect numerous awards and

Im A Londoner
12/05/2014
Lazeez Lebanese Tapas, Mayfair

Central London Lazeez is an easily recognisable beacon on the peripheral of Mayfair, opposite Selfridge's Duke Street entrance, thanks to its glowing orange logo offset against teal and evergreen. We stepped into the warm and relatively small restaurant (though it does have a downstairs seating area) on a chilly December evening and were immediately directed to our seat.

The Upcoming
12/12/2014
Young boys self-harm cases rise by 30%, NHS figures show

Young males being admitted to hospital in England for self-harm is at a five-year high, according to figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). Cases of ten to 14-year-olds have risen 30 per cent from 454 in 2009-2010 to 659 in 2013-2014. Indeed, admissions have consistently increased during this period.

Fashion Scout
09/12/2014
EXHIBITION| Momo Wang SS15

Chinese designer, Momo Wang set up Museum of Friendship earlier this year having completed her degree at Central St Martins. We spoke to her at her first showcase at Fashion Scout, where she discussed the spirit of her collection which unites emotions, experiences and females bonds. What inspired your collection?

Fashion Scout
09/15/2014
EXHIBITION| Min Wu SS15

Having graduated from the London College of Fashion last year to roaring praise following her hugely successful graduate collection, Min Wu is welcomed back to Fashion Scout for a second season. Here she gives us some insight into being a much lauded young designer as well as her latest collection's development.

Graduate Fashion Week Website
06/01/2014
INTERVIEW: Fiona Lambert, Vice President of George - Graduate Fashion Week

Having already been impressed with the Northumbria, Edinburgh, UCA Epsom and Salford University shows, Lambert says she absolutely loves the move to Brick Lane - describing the atmosphere in the venue as "buzzing" and heralding the transition as "really fresh, really vibrant and really exciting".

The Upcoming
12/13/2014
17 dead and over 100 missing in Indonesia landslide

17 people have died and nearly 100 have been reported missing after a landslide triggered by torrential rainfall on the Indonesian island of Java. Relief works got under way in Jemblung village in central Java, with 200 rescuers and 500 volunteers digging through mud and rubble after the landslide buried all but two houses late on Friday.

Graduate Fashion Week Website
06/03/2014
COLLECTION: Best of Graduate Fashion Week

Jayne Acton Zahra Yasmine Azam Colleen Leitch Aimee Dun Wai Keung Lam Grace Weller After a fantastic four days at the Truman Brewery, which involved nearly 20 creative universities, and brought together tens of thousands of students, their families, sponsors, members of the public and fashion's glitterati, the spectacle and display began to draw to a close with the 'Best of Graduate Fashion Week' catwalk show.

Fashion Plus Magazine
12/12/2014
Victoria's Secret Lingerie Show 2014

Since 1995 The Victoria's Secret annual showcase has caused hysteria in the fashion world, and none more so than this year, when the troupe of Victoria's Secret Angels arrived in London at the weekend for Tuesday's 20th anniversary show.

Fashion Scout
09/16/2014
BACKSTAGE| Isabel Garcia SS15

In preparation for the Isabel Garcia show this afternoon, The Body Shop team worked diligently to create the perfect look for make-up and nails to pair with the designer's collection, which was soon to hit the catwalk.

Fashion Plus Magazine
01/11/2015
LC:M Show Report: Ede and Ravenscroft AW15

As the oldest tailors in London, having been established in 1689, Ede and Ravenscroft are renowned for their long-established work with the judiciary and royalty. For AW15, the brand has played on that long-standing history of one of the ultimate British heritage labels, with a sophisticated, classic look.

Fashion Scout
09/12/2014
COLLECTION| Hema Kaul SS15

Hema Kaul returns to Fashion Scout for a third season to present her SS15 collection. A passionate traveller, Kaul explores exotic locations to source fabrics, vintage pieces and garner inspiration which she relays in her elegant and highly feminised designs. This evening we witnessed this in Kaul's work.

Fashion Plus Magazine
01/09/2015
Theresa May - Conservative Catwalk

Theresa May is among the most senior politicians in Britain: one of the country's longest-ever serving Home Secretaries and hotly tipped to take over from David Cameron in the not-too-distant future. Despite this, little is known about the leading lady of British politics, aside from her Thatcher-esque steely determination and shrewdness.

The Colourblind
11/27/2014
Valerie Steele

VS: I think it's a very elegant colour and I think it also has a kind of sobriety to it which is appealing. C : Fetish fashion can be viewed as armour against mainstream contemporary fashion.

Fashion Scout
09/12/2014
BACKSTAGE| Ong Oaj Pairam SS15

Models sit patiently and hair stylists bustle back and forth backstage at Toni&Guy before the Ong-Oaj Pairam show this evening. Amongst the frenzy and adrenaline we spoke with returning Head of Hair, Chie Sato, as she led the team in creating the "futuristic" look for the display.

XXY Magazine
Modern day Freedom and Liberty

The internationally fight for legal same-sex marriage Freedom and liberty in society are considered basic human rights, allowing citizens the freedom of speech, expression and choice. But are freedom and liberty in society conclusive?

The Upcoming
12/11/2014
76 arrested at Westfield shopping centre over "die-in" protest

Police have arrested 76 people after hundreds gathered to protest in solidarity with Eric Garner at a major London shopping centre. Two "die-in" protests were held at the Westfield centre in Shepherd's Bush on Wednesday evening, in a show of support to US demonstrations. The peaceful demonstrations, located inside and outside the shopping complex, led [...]

Throwing Digital Sheep
05/13/2014
First glimpse of Ben Affleck's Batman

The first picture of Ben Affleck as Batman in "Man Of Steel 2: Batman Vs Superman" has been released. The image was tweeted by director Zack Snyder today, sending fans of the famous superhero into overdrive. The picture of Affleck as the Caped Crusader was taken on set of the new movie which is currently being filmed in Detroit.

Throwing Digital Sheep
05/04/2014
The cast of The Expendables 3 share a team photo on location

A newly released still from the set of the latest installment of the successful action film franchise 'Expendables' shows a large part of the new cast surround Sylvester Stallone, who stands pride of place.

Throwing Digital Sheep
05/28/2014
REVIEW - Maleficent

In the words of Princess Aurora herself: "The age old fairy-tale, but not as you were told." Robert Stromberg's directorial debut follows several other Disney re-imaginings: 2010′s "Alice in Wonderland" and last year's "Oz: The Great and Powerful."

XXY Magazine
05/30/2014
Selfridges' Rooftop Experience | XXY Magazine

Having opened just in time for the May Bank Holiday Weekend the venue follows on from the likes of the Camden Beach or Queen of Hoxton concept, with Selfridges promising to raise the stakes of the London rooftop experience.

Graduate Fashion Week Website
05/31/2014
COLLECTION: University of East London - Graduate Fashion Week

Debuting their final collection right on their doorstep at the new Graduate Fashion Week venue, the pressure to perform for University of East London graduates in front of industry professionals and fellow graduates, both national and international, must have been tremendous.

Graduate Fashion Week Website
05/31/2014
BACKSTAGE at the University of East London show - Graduate Fashion Week

Preparing for the most important annual showcase for new young designers, where creativity and innovation are celebrated, hair and make-up models sat in the searing heat of backstage before the University of East London showcase on Saturday afternoon. Both menswear and womenswear looks for the show were created with the help of Bourjois and L'Oreal Professionnel.

XXY Magazine
05/14/2014
What does the Turner Prize mean in 2014?

This year the Turner Prize turns 30. Like anyone venturing into a new chapter in their life, the Prize has taken a reality check. Set up to champion contemporary British-based artists, the Prize has a colourful history in that regard, encouraging much debate and dividing opinion.

Graduate Fashion Week Website
06/01/2014
GFW LIVE: 'The Life of A Stylist' with Joel Dash and Rebekah Roy - Graduate Fashion Week

One of London's top stylists, Rebecca Roy, and celebrity stylist and fashion consultant Joel Dash came together for a Fashion Monitor discussion at GFW, focusing on the life and times of a fashion stylist. With the titles of Fashion Director of Disorder Magazine and UK Fashion Editor of The Untitled Magazine to her name, Roy has worked with Kate Nash and Billy Idol.

Graduate Fashion Week Website
06/01/2014
GFW LIVE: Hilary Alexander in Conversation with Agi & Sam - Graduate Fashion Week

Today's 'In Conversation" showcase brought together one of the biggest names in fashion communication with one of the most exciting and anticipated emerging design talents. Hilary Alexander OBE, was Fashion Director of the Daily Telegraph until 2011 and twice British Fashion Journalist of the Year at the British Fashion Awards.

The Colourblind
09/29/2014
Subculture: A Sincere Form of Flattery?

As fashion consumers, we are well-versed in the high street's scrutiny of catwalk collections. For both design techniques and direct inspiration, it's become common practice to produce and sell loosely based replicas of what is showcased at designer unveilings. An industry alive with both imitation and inspiration, are we doing the same to our subcultures?

Fashion Scout
09/13/2014
COLLECTION| Bernard Chandran SS15

Hailed as the 'King of Fashion' in his homeland of Malaysia, the exoticism of his heritage has always shone through in Bernard Chandran's work. This season, his work, entitled Venus in the Daytime, hopes to emulate not a gentle, angelic goddess but a ferocious female not to be spurned.

WJ London
06/16/2014
LCM : Chelsea Bravo, Beau Homme, Clara Martin SS15

Taking influence from art and cubism design, Chelsea Bravo’s collection, labelled ‘Concourse’, sees the desire for clothing to be observed, appreciated and interpreted the way one would do while viewing artworks in museums.

WJ London
06/19/2014
LCM: British Fashion Council's Fashion Film Night - Sponsored by River Island -

The British Fashion Council's Fashion Film Night at the Institute of Contemporary Arts saw the première of a number of fashion films from a selection of designers showcased at LC:M. At the event, sponsored by River Island, the audience enjoyed Thomas Traum's animated piece for Christopher Reaburn's SS15 collection.

WJ London
06/16/2014
LCM: Oliver Spencer SS15 -

Sending his models down the runaway, at the Old Sorting Office, to a diverse and energetic drumming troupe, Oliver Spencer demonstrated his usual craftsman

Throwing Digital Sheep
06/05/2014
REVIEW - A Million Ways To Die In The West

Editor's Rating A better attempt "from the guy who brought you Ted" Seth McFarlane is a man you either love or hate. Evident in the fact that he was not asked back to host the Oscar's this year.

Graduate Fashion Week Website
06/03/2014
ATELIER: Royal School of Needlework - Graduate Fashion Week

A bespoke course, with roughly 12 student a year, the programme is highly specialised. The school secures brilliant work placements for its students, visiting lecturers and collaborates with fashion designers such as Patrick Grant. The school collaborated on his AW collection for London Collections: Men.

Graduate Fashion Week Website
06/02/2014
NEWS: L'Oreal Professionnel at GFW 2014 - Graduate Fashion Week

Backstage at the Nottingham Trent University Show the L'Oreal Professionnel team are busy at work styling models for the third day of Graduate Fashion Week. As we grab a chat with Head of Hair Lisa Rhead in her second year at GFW, work stations are concealed with boxes of L'Oreal products as models sit serenely surrounded by this bustling team of professionals.

Graduate Fashion Week Website
06/02/2014
GFW LIVE: Judith Tolley: How To Run A Fashion Business - Graduate Fashion Week

The Centre for Fashion Enterprise is a Hackney-based scheme, now in its 11th year, dedicated to ensuring that designer businesses, at all levels are supported, guided and mentored throughout a number of key stages in their continued development. The CFE talk today at Graduate Fashion Week was given by Judith Tolley.

Graduate Fashion Week Website
06/02/2014
COLLECTION: Nottingham Trent University - Graduate Fashion Week

Samantha Wakelam also catered for the sophisticated lady. Her collection boasted regal high, structured neck in grey and cream along with pleated skirts, coats and cigarette pants. Proving white tights can be a success with the right styling, Wakelam's singular ice blue satin coat contrasted against her use of deep teal throughout the accompanying garments.

WJ London
06/17/2014
LCM: Ede and Ravenscroft SS15

As the oldest tailors in London, having been established in 1689, Ede and Ravenscroft are renowned for their long-established work with the judiciary and r

Graduate Fashion Week Website
06/03/2014
GFW LIVE: Trends and Insights with Hannah White - Graduate Fashion Week

Hannah White and Neil Elliott, of Avery Dennison, today give an in-depth insight into what key features and trends can be expected to hit the streets over the next few seasons. As Head of Global Trends, Elliott has years of experience, having worked with M&S, Timbaland and Stylesight, and at Avery Dennison continues this expertise while working with Levi's and Burberry.

Throwing Digital Sheep
06/12/2014
REVIEW: 22 Jump Street

Editor's Rating Unoriginal and uninspiring, with some good laughs The success of 21 Jump Street two years ago saw it make over $200 million at the box office, off a $45 million budget. Inevitably a sequel was coming.

XXY Magazine
06/02/2014
The Great British Tattoo Show | XXY Magazine

Of course no tattoo exhibition would be complete without a whole host of tattoo artists ready to get to work on a blank canvas in the venue's relaxed and friendly environment. The Great British Tattoo Show had nearly 400 artists, of national and international grandeur, working in various areas of old-school, colour, realism and black & white.

Graduate Fashion Week Website
06/03/2014
GFW LIVE: Emma J Shipley and Hannah White - Graduate Fashion Week

Former Fashion Monitor publisher, Hannah White, spoke this morning to graphic and fashion designer Emma J Shipley about her transition from graduate to entrepreneur. Shipley is revered for blurring the lines between art and fashion in her eponymous label of luxury scarves and interior textiles.

Fashion Scout
09/24/2014
INTERVIEW| ZDDZ

Self-described as "sharp and intelligent", ZDDZ is a Russian-born label that has taken up residence in East London. The crossover from continent to island has only stemmed to ignite the creativity and unique flair in the brand's aesthetic, headed up by designer Dasha Selyanova.

The Upcoming
10/09/2014
May postpones counter-terrorism review plans until next election

Plans to review the structure of counter-terrorism policing have been delayed by home secretary Theresa May as a direct result of security fears due to international terrorism. In a statement the Home Office said: "In light of the recent increase in the terrorist threat level we can confirm there will be no review of counter-terrorism [...]

The Upcoming
10/25/2014
Exiled US Nazis still receive pension payments, finds report

Dozens of Nazi war criminals are still receiving their US social security payments despite living overseas, an Associated Press investigation has found. Many German Nazis fled to the US at the end of the World War II and over time became US citizens. In 1979, all suspected Nazi criminals were removed from the country by [...]

The Upcoming
10/11/2014
Take That's new album III due in December

Take That have announced they will be releasing their seventh album entitled III on 1st December. The news was released on Twitter with the album cover artwork revealed shortly afterwards. The album unveiling follows Jason Orange's departure from the group two weeks ago. These Days, the lead single from the collection, made a debut on [...]

Fashion Scout
09/13/2014
COLLECTION| Lulu Liu SS15

Crediting Alexander McQueen as her fashion idol, one of the most anticipated designers at Fashion Scout, without doubt, is Lulu Liu. The LCF graduate has been consistently impressing the industry since her 2011 graduation, having received press attention from Vogue, Cosmopolitan and ELLE.

Graduate Fashion Week Website
05/31/2014
COLLECTION: Northumbria University - Graduate Fashion Week

Hannah Donkin closed Northumbria University's offering for this year with her Erwin Blumenfeld-inspired "What Lies Beneath the Hidden Veil". Exploring the idea of a woman hiding her insecurities behind her veil, Donkin created an eerie vibe inside the Truman Brewery with an all-black collection, including dresses layered over bodysuits, feathering, long skirts and veils reminiscent of muzzles.

Fashion Scout
09/13/2014
INTERVIEW| Stylist Rebekah Roy

Backstage, after the spectacular Gyo Yuni Kimchoe unveiling, we interviewed show stylist Rebekah Roy to get some insight into the collaborative process that helped to shape the aesthetic of the brand for this season. What brief were you given for the show?

Fashion Scout
09/14/2014
COLLECTION| Swedish School of Textiles SS15

The Swedish School of Textiles is located in Boras, a region that has been for so long the centre for manufacturing of clothing and textiles in Sweden. The School, the only one of its kind in Sweden, has close to 3,000 students and over 100 employees.

Fashion Scout
09/13/2014
EXHIBITION| Mairi McDonald SS15

For SS15 Scottish designer Mairi McDonald, a self-confessed 'rock-chick', showcases her edgy collection inspired by past strong-willed women of the music industry. Can you talk us through your collection here at Fashion Scout? The collection is called Queens of Noise and it's inspired by the 1970s band The Runaways and that sort of challenge of females in an industry that was male dominated.

Fashion Scout
09/12/2014
COLLECTION| Ones To Watch SS15

Youjia Jin has become known for her mixture of sharp tailoring and pleated draping, which has earned her welcomed praise from top UK fashion publications, including Vogue and GQ. Her signature aesthetic has continued for SS15 with a showcase of white, grey and black.

The Upcoming
11/05/2014
Facebook's user data government requests up by 24% since 2013

Government requests for Facebook's user data went up 24 per cent from the last half of 2013 to the first half of 2014, according to the social networking site's latest Global Government Requests report released today. Nearly half of those requests came from the United States.

Fashion Scout
09/12/2014
EXHIBITION| NATALIEBCOLEMAN SS15

NATALIEBCOLEMAN's collection, entitled "Be Still My Bleeding Heart" is an emotional collection that unites the designer's poignancy following the loss of her mother with a paired back femininity. Coleman established her womenswear label in 2010, which now includes silk scarves, leather bags, purses and swimwear.

Fashion Plus Magazine
11/08/2014
In Conversation with Little Shilpa

Little Shilpa is the Mumbai-based millinery label that has vibrantly exploded onto the scene since its launch at 2009's Hedonism - the London Fashion Week platform which celebrates and supports emerging talents. In the years that followed, Little Shilpa has established a base in London, become an anticipated fixture at Fashion Scout and adorned Lady Gaga's head.

The Upcoming
11/09/2014
Fresh US air strikes target IS leaders near Mosul in Iraq‏

A supposed gathering of Islamic State commanders were attacked by US-led warplanes in an airstrike near the militant-held city of Mosul in northern Iraq on Friday, according to a senior US defence official. ISIS has been targeted by hundreds of US-led air strikes since August but Friday's attack is a significant development in the battle [...]

The Upcoming
10/17/2014
One in three die within 90 days of lung cancer diagnosis finds research

One in three people in Britain die of lung cancer within 90 days of being diagnosed, a new research published in the British Medical Journal has revealed. The study was carried out at Nottingham University and led by respiratory physician Dr Emma O'Dowd, who blamed GP's unable to recognise symptoms of the disease until it [...]

XXY Magazine
10/13/2014
Ozlem Djafer :: Illustrating the World's Elite | XXY Magazine

So does a shift now in inspiration mean Djafer could turn again? Can we expect abstract flower patterns in the future perhaps? "Haha, no flower patterns unfortunately, I plan on working towards animating in the future. I've recently taught myself how to make GIFs and it's a process that I have enjoyed.

Wonderland Magazine
11/18/2014
Interview: The Naked and Famous | Wonderland Magazine

We catch up with the vocalist of New Zealand's biggest musical export, Alisa Xavalith. The Naked and Famous were born in 2006 when vocalist Alisa Xayalith met fellow college dropout Thom Powers (vocals). Over time they recruited Aaron Short (keyboard), David Beadle (bass) and Jesse Wood (drums) and in 2010 they released 'Passive Me Aggressive You', which was followed three years later by 'In Rolling Waves'.

The Upcoming
11/18/2014
MP's demand nationwide review of child protection policies

MPs have called for child protection services to be reviewed following recent evidence that organised child abuse is prevalent across the UK. The development comes in the aftermath of the Rotherham scandal reports. The Communities and Local Government Committee has criticised watchdog Ofsted for failing to uncover the South Yorkshire council's ineptitude in preventing the [...]

The Upcoming
11/11/2014
South Korean ferry captain jailed for 36 years over negligence

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized and killed more than 300 passengers has been sentenced to 36 years in jail for professional negligence. Lee Joon-seok leapt to safety following the tragedy in April and was found guilty of abandonment and violating "seamen's law" causing death and injury but was found not guilty [...]

Wonderland Magazine
11/12/2014
New Noise: Pink Lizards | Wonderland Magazine

We caught up with rising stars Pink Lizards and talked band names, Brighton and putting the past behind you. Pink Lizards are Brighton's latest group with a fast rising profile thanks to their heavy psych-rock sound and haunting, but ethereal, razor sharp vocals courtesy of 20-year old Daisy Coburn.

Wonderland Magazine
11/21/2014
New Noise: RAYE | Wonderland Magazine

Croydon teenager, RAYE, also known as Rachel Keen, is The BRIT School's latest offering to the music industry. Having begun her song-writing career at the delicate age of 10, RAYE continued on to play small charity gigs and sung at her local church.

Fashion Plus Magazine
11/24/2014
NASA and The Nazis: The Modern Impact of Operation Paperclip

Nearly 70 years after the end of World War Two, the effects of Nazi science can still be felt in analytical fields. The aviation community is once such body still fractured over the legacy of its fascistic peers.

XXY Magazine
11/05/2014
Saint Tokyo :: Fashion on a Global Scale

Saint Tokyo aims to fuse Japanese aesthetics with Western fashion In keeping with our geotic theme, we've scoured the fashion landscape to find a label that could represent fashion on a global scale.

The Upcoming
12/30/2014
Average childcare costs found greater than a parent's wages

Thousands of UK parents are spending all their earnings on childcare costs, a report has found. A survey carried out by insurer Aviva reveals that one in ten UK families see one parent "bring home nothing from his or her job after childcare and travel costs are taken into account".

The Upcoming
12/20/2014
Over-50 jobseekers to get government support

The UK government has pledged to support older jobseekers and help them find work in a long-term economic plan to be enforced next year. Employment minister Esther McVey believes "1.2 million unemployed over-50s is a waste of talent" and a missed economic opportunity. Figures show one in four women and one in six men who reach [...]

Fashion Plus Magazine
01/11/2015
LCM Show Reports: Universal Works / Private White VC

Our first day at London Collections: Men kicked off with the Universal Works AW15 presentation which saw a fashionably late start at St George's Church in Bloomsbury. Guests streamed into the space, and out of the rain, and slight confusion ensued.

The Upcoming
12/23/2014
Foreign students should leave UK after course completion, says May‏

Home secretary Theresa May wants to reduce overseas university students who stay on in the UK after they graduate, it was announced today. May will back a plan that requires foreign students to leave the country after their course in complete. The proposal is being considered for the next Conservative Party manifesto.

Throwing Digital Sheep
05/03/2014
Joaquin Phoenix to star in Woody Allen's next film

Joaquin Phoenix has been announced as the lead role in Woody Allen's next film. As usual for an Allen movie in pre-production, little is known surrounding the project's tone, content or title. However, filming is expected to begin in July, with a release date for next year.

XXY Magazine
'Stealing Banksy?' | XXY Magazine

The auctioning off of Banky's work previously has been the subject of much criticism and this time around is no different. Critics say the work is being stolen from the public vicinity in which it was bestowed, that it is priceless, that artwork by nature can never be replicated and that the removal of the art pieces is not only damaging, but takes away the magic and essence of Banksy's designs.

Throwing Digital Sheep
04/08/2014
Upcoming Release - Locke

Locke is a British thriller starring Tom Hardy as Ivan Locke, who has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores.

Blood Sweat and Fashion
03/24/2014
PROFILE: HP's The Fox Problem with Gemma Cairney

The Fox Problem is the world's first live entertainment show to bypass television and be streamed directly to YouTube through a Google+ Hangout. The show is also sponsored by tech company HP who stream it through their own YouTube channel.

Snap Fashion
04/29/2014
5 Beauty Blogs You Need To Know

Being a woman in today's image-based culture makes for a ton of things to worry about. Besides perfecting our selfie and trying to find the perfect pair of jeans there are some other universal concerns we all face. Which blusher shade is right for my skin tone?

Blood Sweat and Fashion
01/14/2014
RESTAURANT REVIEW: Drunch, Mayfair

Forget Brunch, in France a new trend is growing - out with the late breakfast and early lunch, and welcome the late lunch and early dinner. This fusion all sounds very refined and at Drunch it is. Walking around the Northern fringes of Mayfair on a Saturday afternoon, Drunch is rather unassuming in its guise.

Throwing Digital Sheep
04/03/2014
Release of the week - Rio 2

The sequel to the wildly successful 2011 animated musical adventure-comedy film Rio gets its UK release on Friday April 4 th. And it's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in Rio 2, after they venture from that magical city of Rio into the wilds of the Amazon rainforest for a family reunion.

Blood Sweat and Fashion
02/04/2014
Woolmark and London Collections: Men

Australian-owned Woolmark is perhaps lesser known for having helped launch the careers of both Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld, and over the past few years their presence and collaborations have been seen during Men's Fashion Week, titled London Collections: Men. Their trademark assures customers that their certified affiliated vendors are using 100% pure, new, luxurious [...]

Blood Sweat and Fashion
01/20/2014
RESTAURANT REVIEW: Zumbura, Clapham

Last November, Clapham welcomed Zumbura to its Old Town, and in that short space of time it has garnered much praise (rated 5 out of 5 on Trip Advisor) with people clamouring to try its Indian tapas cuisine. Founded by Aamir Ahmad, Sean Galligan and David Garrett, the trio enrolled celebrated head chef Raju Rawat, [...]

Blood Sweat and Fashion
02/11/2014
BRIT Awards Exhibition @ ME Hotel

The five-star ME London Hotel by the Strand, is less than a year old and already making waves in the industry. Designed by world-renowned architecture firm Foster and Partners, last year it became one of a select few hotels to appear on the anticipated Conde Nast Traveller Hotlist 2013, while this year ME London has [...]

Blood Sweat and Fashion
04/22/2014
INTERVIEW with Lowellita - South American label

NEW LABEL PROFILE: LOWELLITA Lowellita is a new South American seasonal label, taking inspiration from tribal and ethnic patterns and colour-schemes. Founded in 2012, by 26-year old Alexandra Lowell following her experience with a London-based accessories brand, the label has come to embody Lowell herself. Born and raised in Mexico, she is of Franco-American descent.

Blood Sweat and Fashion
04/14/2014
NEWLY LAUNCHED - SAKURA AT SAKE NO HANA

Cherry blossom season in Japan marks the arrival of Spring and warmer weather, with the Japanese turning out in large numbers at parks, shrines, and temples to enjoy flower viewing parties With the arrival of Spring well under way, the Japanese Hakkasan-owned restaurant, Sake no Hanna is marking this celebration at the newly launched pop-up cherry blossom garden and bar Sakura.

Blood Sweat and Fashion
04/02/2014
NEW STORE LAUNCH: LES 100 CIELS

Parisian clothing label Les 100 Ciels, an already well-established brand in Asia, is launching its debut UK store in St. Christopher's Place on April 2nd. Les 100 Ciels offers a fluid and versatile concept of clothing: quality sustainable knitwear in simple shapes.

The Upcoming
09/20/2013
Blue Jasmine | Movie review | The Upcoming

In Woody Allen's 44th film, we first meet New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett), shortly after she has suffered a breakdown triggered by the cataclysmic collapse of her marriage to fraudster-financier Hal (Alec Baldwin). Hitting rock bottom both financially and psychologically and with nowhere else to go, Jasmine turns to her rarely contacted sister, Ginger [...]

Blanc Magazine
04/23/2014
Interview with American artist Kim McCarty

“I have always been interested in identifying an expression that suggests both longing and loss.” Having admitted that her unclothed figures could be seen as adolescent eroticism, McCarty’s work has not received criticism for this, unlike photographer Sally Mann.

The Upcoming
07/13/2013
Clutch at The Forum | Live review | The Upcoming

Nearing the end of their European leg of the Earth Rocker tour, Clutch performed to a sold-out Forum. Not bad for a hard-rock band who debuted at No.15 on the US Billboard earlier this year, hitting London to promote their 10th album the turnout seemed impressive.

Blood Sweat and Fashion
03/07/2014
BRAND PROFILE: THOMAS LYTE

Thomas Lyte, the Mayfair outlet that symbolises quintessential British luxury and craftsmanship, recently invited us into their three-floor flagship store in the Burlington Arcade. After taking a quick look around the beautifully decorated boutique, with dark wood panelling and fuchsia pink carpets, we got a sneak-peak of their newly-launched leather handbag collection for spring.

Blood Sweat and Fashion
01/23/2014
FASHION: Is Haute Couture Still Relevant in 2014?

Paris is currently in the middle of Couture Week, the most prestigious of all fashion weeks the world over, and one of the main reasons the city is dubbed "fashion capital of the world" along with London, New York and Milan. But with Fashion Week approaching next month, and many celebrities, stylists and designers currently [...]

Blood Sweat and Fashion
02/13/2014
EVENT REVIEW: Pure London, Olympia

Kensington Olympia played host this week to the UK's definitive fashion trade show Pure London, in its 35th season. The event hosted over 1,000 mid to high-end fashion, accessory and shoe brands, both new and established, from across the world. Many were on a return visit to the Olympia due to its "wonderful atmosphere" as [...]

Blood Sweat and Fashion
04/02/2014
REVIEW - QUINTESSENTIALLY SUPPER CLUB PARTY @ MOMO

The Quintessentially Supper Club Party recently held its third soiree in central London, the first two of which took place on June 15th at West London's The Dock Kitchen and September 28th at Beagle in East London. A supper club is a dining establishment reflecting a high-class image that also acts as a social club, serving supper with live entertainment.

Blood Sweat and Fashion
03/24/2014
TERMITE EYEWEAR NEW COLLECTION LAUNCH

London-based Termite Eyewear began as a university project in 2012 between Ravensbourne Womenswear design students Natalie Finch and Patricia Williams. Like many young designers Finch and Williams are passionate about sustainable "Made in Britain" manufacturing, priding themselves on producing challenging and exciting designs using environmentally friendly materials while maintaining an ethical responsibility.

The Upcoming
09/11/2013
Jake Bugg at the Roudhouse | Live review | The Upcoming

In his last UK gig before heading off on his US tour, Jake Bugg arrived on stage to a half-filled Roundhouse in Camden. Opening his iTunes show with Fire, Bugg's folky vocals boomed out as the crowd only breezily acknowledged his presence and timid "good evening".

Blood Sweat and Fashion
03/24/2014
REVIEW - Purl Q Jazz Night and Cocktail Menu

Prohibition speakeasy-style bars that dabble in molecular mixology are two a penny these days. The beauty of Purl is that its Marylebone doors have been open since 2007, making it a pre-cursor to the craze rather than a carbon copy in the ceaseless novelty.

Blood Sweat and Fashion
01/19/2014
Victoria Beckham to Open 1st Store in London

Victoria Beckham has revealed that she will be opening her eponymous brand's debut store this autumn, in London's exclusive Dover Street, as well as her plans to concentrate on the American market. The space, which is opposite Dover Street Market, will open in November and will be designed by award-winning architect Farshid Moussavi.

Blanc Magazine
04/23/2014
Interview with French animator Pierre-Julien Fieux

Fieux’s imagery frequently takes the viewer to a digital world within art. A self-confessed geek, he is intrigued by the computer field and tries to incorporate it into his work. “I’m experimenting a little with processing, and I’ve made some attempts in generative design."

The Upcoming
09/13/2013
Afraid of the Dark at Charing Cross | Theatre review | The Upcoming

Premiering in London this autumn, Afraid of the Dark has ignited anticipation in those subjected to its elusive marketing and advertising ventures. Its tagline "What's the scariest thing about the dark? You can't see the very thing you're afraid of..." doesn't give much away and "written by Anonymous" adds another shroud of mystery to what [...]

The Upcoming
09/09/2013
Christina Bianco at the Hippodrome Casino | Live review | The Upcoming

With four sold-out shows at the Hippodrome Casino's Matcham Room, Off-Broadway star Christina Bianco has come a long way and fast since her now-famous Diva Impersonations video was uploaded on YouTube last month. Drag act Velma Celli began Saturday night's performance with an attitude-ridden performance of Lady Gaga's Marry the Night, and post interval whipped [...]

The Upcoming
08/23/2013
Paternoster Chop House - Game Menu | Restaurant review | The Upcoming

Apparently easily confused with a similarly named restaurant around the corner, The Paternoster Chop House is an elegant establishment with excellent service. The use of white interiors and flowers adds an element of serenity to the evening alongside the wonderful view of nearby St. Paul's Cathedral.

Blood Sweat and Fashion
11/29/2014
INTERVIEW with Olga Noronha - jewellery designer

"Jewellery is something that tends to explore locations in one's body, or is a way of emphasizing and euphemizing extensions of the body" Olga Noronha, a 23-year-old Portuguese designer, says that from the age of 13, playing with beads and having already created her company's logo, she knew she wanted to be a jewellery designer.

Blood Sweat and Fashion
10/25/2014
INTERVIEW - It's Not Me, It's You

Hackney-based brand It's Not Me It's You has had great success since launching their hand-made leather handbag and accessories label last October. Debuting at the 2012 East London Design Show in December, INMIY were soon a permanent concession in the Topshop Oxford Circus by January and Topshop Dublin by May.