This week came reports of yet more complaints against the model industry. With the rise in eating disorders and the worry of poor body image amongst youngsters, MPs are investigating diet firms and cosmetic surgeons for their part. Young Academic reports on what looks like the youth mirroring the image and style of models and celebrities.
Author Rachel Deer
Rachel Deer is a recent graduate of the University of Chester gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Sociology. She is now working with Young Academic and responsible for a range of editorial tasks including collating press releases, chasing images and organising interviews. Her interests include photography, music, fashion and current affairs. Keep up-to-date with Rachel’s work via the website and follow her tweets at @rachdotdeer or connect with her on Google+
This morning saw the launch of the new Versace for collection for H&M. With a 400-strong queue outside the flagship store and the online site down, was it worth the wait and did everyone get what they wanted? Young Academic brings you the latest student fashion news on today’s launch.
At 16, life is just beginning but not in the world of modelling according to a new fashion agency which is currently looking for 13 year olds to nurture into the fashion industry. The news comes just days after the controversy of Marc Jacobs’ Oh Lola! advertising campaign. Rachel Deer gives her views on the latest controversies in the fashion world as opinions continue to fly in essential student fashion news.
It may be a step away from the usual student fashion and education news but I’m sure there are a few big kids out there or even those just interested in the Barbie scandal who will want to know of the latest controversy to hit the news this week.
When it comes to fashion, finding new ways to express ourselves is key. Timeless classics or bang on trend, whatever the style, people will dress according to their personal tastes. It has come to the light this week that rather than taking fashion inspiration from celebrities, young women are now choosing to copy friends and even strangers when buying a new outfit.
Just four months after the tragic death of singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse comes news that the dress worn on the Back To Black album cover will be auctioned. The dress is expected to raise between £10,000 and £20,000 and all proceeds will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
This week across the nation appears the hat, scarf and gloves combo, icy breaths and the return of the boot and so we prepare for another cold winter. The cold doesn’t just turn our thoughts to Christmas and cosy nights in but also our winter wardrobes. What to wear? Where to buy it from? Let’s try and step away from the obvious stores this winter and create our own individual looks. Enter The Indulgent Trade Show which will hit Manchester this January in the attempt to bring an eclectic mix of evening wear, occasion dresses and cocktail outfits for the ultimate evening look this winter.
Breaking into the fashion industry is hard for any aspiring model. No matter how beautiful, unique or cutting edge a model may be, getting noticed in a world packed full of long legged, bright faced and bushy tailed youngsters is a difficult task. Today, Young Academic brings news of a collaboration between prestigious model agency Select Model Management and the leading social shopping network OSOYOU.com who are on the search for the Face of Clothes Show Live 2012 which could be the ultimate breakthrough for aspiring models across the nation.
With the new academic year well underway, students will be well and truly into a routine of sleepy lectures, fancy dress shopping and relentless nights out. At Young Academic we understand the effect the last few weeks will have had on your pocket and your beauty regime which is why we are scouring the country for the best deals for you. We’ve got great news for all University of Chester students looking for the perfect excuse to be pampered after a hard few weeks of boozing.
Now in its 23rd year, the Clothes Show Live is celebrating yet another year packed full of fashion, catwalks, models, celebrities and shopping. Young Academic can bring you information on the latest goings-on from the fashion event and it seems it’s not all about all snapping up the hottest must-haves for the season.