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Esther James

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The Wardrobe to Die for

What is the 24th of April to you? A birthday, an anniversary or just another day of the week? Whatever it is, let us add another significance to this date. This is the date of the Rana Plaza disaster. When the building collapsed, it killed thousands of garment workers. It

5 Minute Morning Yoga

Feeling lackluster in the morning? Don't have time to work out? We all could get out of bed 5 minutes earlier to kick start our day, and the benefits of your 5 minute yoga practice will last far beyond the morning. Read More Men in Kilts Doing Yoga, The Best

Elle Fanning - Fanning Things

Elle Fanning is quickly turning into one of our favorite actresses and it's no surprise when you think of her career to date. Dakota Fanning’s little sister has stared in a plethora of movies from Super 8, We bought a zoo, and Maleficient. She also has a great appreciation

100 Years of Bras

Bras have become such an everyday part of most women’s dressing that it is hard to imagine a time when they weren’t. I’m all down with freeing the nipple, in fact, I encourage myself and all the women around me to do at least once in a

Leather Made of Human Skin

Biotechnology meets fashion! Tina Gorjanc, a Central Martins student believes that advance tissue-engineering tech could 'grow' synthetic leather from a person's DNA. Her collection was inspired by the late Alexander McQueen. The designer would have probably enjoyed the concept of this project as he used a sample of his own

100 Years of Beauty | Philippines

They say beauty is only skin deep. Anthropologist, Chris Santo Domingo Chan researched the concept of beauty in the Philippines in the last 100 years. His thoughts on beauty: “Beauty is not natural, it is always conditioned and in this context, a face tells so much about the political situation

VIDEO: Is Harajuku Style Dead?

What do we really know about Harajuku? It is a neighbourhood in Japan. The style is characterised by a pursuit of kawaii, or “cuteness”, which is expressed in massive piles of hair clips, face band aids, creative layering, and a mishmash of colours and textures. Harajuku style has become less

Shoes Made Out of Water Bottles

Yes! You read the title correctly. Shoes made out of water bottles! A San Francisco start-up company called Rothy’s has started a line of shoes made out of plastic water bottles. Each shoe is made out of 3 plastic water bottles. The bottles are fused into a filament fibre

Top 10 Movie Wardrobes of All Time

The costume department might just be the most underrated department in any film crew. The Academy Award for Best Costume Design wasn't even created until 1948. So we are here to sing the praises of the costume designers. The video shows a list of top 10 movie Wardrobes of all

The Cutest Couple to Wear Matching Outfits

This adorable Japanese couple are most definitely #RelationshipGoals. They have been married for 38 years and wear effortlessly matching outfits almost every day. They started matching their outfits because they noticed that they had matching hair. They have no strict rules for how they dress apart from the coordination. Perhaps

Have Beauty Standards Gone Too Far?

DEFINE BEAUTY The question of “Am I ugly” has probably crossed every person’s mind at some stage or the other. This thought-provoking video directed by Marie Schueller features young girls asking and answering this question. They explain how they see themselves especially in comparison with others. Making it easy