A Brief History of Fashion Photography

The fashion industry has some of the biggest global, social, economic, and political influences on society. It alters the very means by which humans interact with their daily lives. One of the ways this influence is solidified is through the photographers who capture it.     The origins of fashion photography trace back to the Victorian …

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Sustainable Brands to Watch

Editor's note: From a sustainability standpoint I feel the need to clarify that the majority of the brands detailed below are based outside of Europe. The long-distance shipping that purchasing from these brands would require to get to our quaint, Scottish home should be considered in this sense. However, given our sizeable international (especially American) …

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The Color Black: A Powerful Understatement

We have all heard the saying: “less is more”. It is especially applicable in the world of fashion, specifically with the color black. When paired correctly, it is striking, bold, yet unassumingly chic. It is a staple of wardrobes all over the world. As Karl Lagerfeld put it: “One is never over- or underdressed with …

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Secondhand St Andrews: A Comprehensive Guide

In the present realm of bombardment with buzzwords like ‘sustainable’ and ‘eco-conscious,’ I don’t think I need to lecture you on the effects of our choices as consumers on the environment, or the evils of the fast fashion industry. But when it comes down to reverting to the ‘slower’ alternative and actually shopping secondhand, it …

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What to Pack: Our St. Andrews Essentials

Three summers ago, a keen bean and soon-to-be fresher at St Andrews, I was busy scouring the depths of the internet for any kind of indication as to what people would be wearing under those luminous red gowns in the picturesque Scottish seaside town I was to inhabit less than a month later. If you …

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