‘The Secret History’ Aesthetic

November to me is The Secret History month. Its entire duration just embodies the aesthetic of the book perfectly, in gloomy twilight that sets in whilst you’re still sitting in lectures, the last few dark gold leaves clinging to nearly-bare trees, and the deeply unsettling chill of the wind that forces you to dig deep …

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Instagram Accounts the Bloggers are Obsessing Over

It's that time of the semester: seemingly over night, the days have become obnoxiously short (hi there, 4pm sunsets), students are wearing thermals under their sweats to keep heating bills low (I'll admit that this is an extrapolation based entirely on my current state), and everyone you know seems to have fallen into their own personal …

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A Style Guide to Nights Out in St Andrews

Whether it’s BPM, Bassment, ASHA, VS, Passport, another collective, a ball, or a once-a-year event like Starfields, St Andrews has a pretty reliable rotating cast of nights out to embark on. While they might put on similar events, each of these groups speaks to a different musical subculture with its own style sensibility. Here is …

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Milan: History, Art, and Empty Louis Vuitton Bags

Milan, Italy. An icon of a city. Before coming to Milan, my perception of the city was something like this: unless you are part of the Kardashian clan and have millions to blow, there is no point in hitting the shops. In this, I was wrong.  As per usual, you have the staple Louis Vuitton, …

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A Look for Every Locale: Streetwear Trends Around the World

As Independent Learning Week has just drawn to a close, many students have recently stumbled upon a startling notion: the last week in October has very little to do with “learning” of any kind. Instead of getting a few extra chapters of reading done, or banging out the first few sentences of that essay you’ve …

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People Watching and Style Stalking in Taste

As the days here in Scotland grow ever colder and darker, there’s truly nothing quite like curling up with a coffee - and your looming deadlines - in your favorite cafe. For me, this snug utopia is St Andrews's very own Taste; with ambience, a reliably eclectic soundtrack, and the perfect espresso, Taste really is …

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Reflections on Thrifting in Paris

When I booked a solo trip to Paris over reading week, I already knew that I wanted to set aside a day exclusively for thrifting. I had visions of myself setting out on the great fashion capital of the world, shopping bags at my sides, armed with a keen eye and a loosely-construed budget. I …

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