Is Body Positivity the New Body Shaming?

So, is body positivity the new body shaming? Short answer. No. Right, case closed guys, we can pack up. Good job all round. Lol, okay. I'll bite. Because while body-positivity at it's heart is well, positive, it's not perfect and still, at least in the wider populas version of it

VIDEO: Handbags 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

VIDEO: Nike Pro Hijab Revealed

Nike’s announcement of their new Nike Pro Hijab has sparked online debates causing a divide amongst the twitter community. Some are outraged and are choosing to boycott the brand while others are praising it more than ever before for this new addition. The Nike Pro Hijab - made with

FFD's Weekly Reading Round Up

This week we have been talking about The stop funding hate campaign, asking if Saffy from AB FAB is this generations unlikely icon and asking if CPW is really a thing. But what have we been reading? With Brexit finally being implemented it has been at the forefront of our

Pinterest-worthy Palettes You Need In Your Life

Oh hello payday! Not that we've ever needed an excuse to drop our hard-earned cash, but these must-have palettes are heading straight to the top of our wishlist. From illuminating highlighters to creamy eyeshadows, there is a reason these palettes are all over social media. Meet the hardworking hero products

The Mail Supremacy - Stop Funding Hate

Every now and then a certain British paper will publish a linkbait intended article that, even by its own standards, is offensive to the point of unacceptable. Today was one of those days. Some of us were almost unsurprised by today's "headline", what with the paper being a regular outlet

Top Eyewear Brands You Need To Be Seen In

Call it the sunshine talking, but if sunglasses have been falling a little short on your to-buy list, you might want to rethink your spend options. No, I'm not spouting off about the health benefits of protecting your retinas (though, you should!). Instead, I'm here to tell you that there's

Vetements - What's The Big Deal?

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 2 years, you will have heard about 'Vetements'. The ultra cool, Parisian street-wear inspired brand best known for its oversized hoodies, super long sleeves and well... 'questionable collaborations'. Vetements, which means 'clothes' in French, has only been on the scene

FFD's Weekly Reading Roundup

This week we've been talking about Mothers Day (it's today BTW so call your Mum!), The memefication of Chanel, Our 5 favourite fashion Illustrators and asking if investment pieces are worth the price. But what have we been reading? Outlook for Mall Retail Worsens as Shoppers Find Inspiration Online"Shoppers

Spotlight on Raf Simons

Some of you may know Raf Simons as the heralded contemporary menswear label, others will know him from minimalist German fashion house Jil Sander. Some may know Raf Simons from the legendary documentary Dior and I on Netflix, or from his recent appointment as chief creative at American luxury brand

Topshop Release Full Wedding Collection

If you are getting married soon you will surely be relieved that Topshop are about to drop a full wedding collection. Their Wedding Dresses range from £350 to £795 and come in a variety of soft shades. You can pick from traditional floor length or something a little shorter, from

30 years of Nike Air Max

It may not be the trainer for everyone, but anyone who dons some Nike Air Max has got some major street cred. It's one of those trend-defying unicorn shoes that transcends style preference and time. It's been worn with floaty dresses & Fresh Prince's threads for 30 years. Designed by

Designers and Their Dogs

Since it's international puppy day we thought we would celebrate by featuring our favorite designers and their dogs! VALENTINO GARAVANI and his 11 Pugs, I'll let that sink in shall I? All I know is I want to go for a puppy play date! DONNA KAREN and her lab Steph,

#TFW: The Memeification of Fashion

Fashion, by it's very nature has always been steeped in a form of meme culture. From the it bags of the 90s to the return of highly recognisable logos and brands on street style stars at fashion week, fashion is all about virility. It lives and dies by the ability

Investment Pieces: Are They Worth the Price?

The term 'investment piece' is often bandied about by fashion writers, such is the allure of fashion purchases which, in an ideal world, increase in value after being purchased. But what gives a luxury item legs to become an investment piece, rather than a one-season wonder? And are investment pieces

A Guide to Tumblr for Fashionistas

Are you on Tumblr? If not why not? It's a brilliant way to engage with the fashion community in addition to just Facebook and twitter, and it's just as visual as Instagram and Pinterest. Algorithms and hashtags are super advanced, engagement is at an all-time high, and the span of

Last Night A DJ Saved My Life

There is something so pure about dancing, being caught in the moment, fully unaware of your surroundings. There is a reason music is a multi billion dollar industry, it speaks to our souls, so is this why we hold musicians in such high regard? From the Beatles & Beatle Mania

Five Favourite Fashion Illustrators

Fashion Illustration is having a huge comeback. From it's roots as a predecessor to photography in mainstream magazines, the practice is now a celebration on social media as an abstract art form embodying the playfulness of fashion. Amelie Hegardt Swedish fashion illustrator Amelie Hegardt has an impressive client base ranging

The Rise of Utilitarian Underwear

Last week I put on a bra, and immediately had to photograph myself wearing it. Was it because this Agent Provocateur silk and eyelash lace number made me look so irresistible I needed to document it? No. It was because my areolas had escaped this 3cm of fabric, and were

FFD's Weekly Reading Round Up

This week we have been talking about BNTM & our unlikely beauty heroes, the love hate relationship we have with denims and why street wear brands & high end luxury don't mix, but what have we been reading? Of Price, Populism and Politics. Also, Pearls and Pants. "It’s been

Dear Denim, I'm Breaking Up With You

Dear Jeans, I'm breaking up with you. Surprised? I was, too. But I'm gonna spare us both the back and forth, the wishful thinking and what-if's, and serve you the situ upfront. You deserve that much, at least. Today I spent an entire nine hours in you and, truthfully, I

BNTM The Insights Into The First Episode

Whoaaaaa, what a night! For those of you that don't follow my Instagram/Twitter at @bntmsimone, I spent last night with the entire Britain's Next Top Model cast, our fabulous producers, the Lifetime TV team and a huge collection of VIP guests at our amazing season launch party! We also

Clean Eating - Why Do We Food Shame Online?

Late last year I uploaded an Instagram of myself, after a night out, eating a kebab. Hashtag #goodbanter, right? Actually, no. Because not only is my banter dire, my food choices apparently are too. I had ironically hashtagged the shot with punchy phrases like #eatclean and #fitspiration (I told you:

Unlikely Beauty Heroes You Already Own

From avocado face masks to yoghurt hair conditioners, to horse shampoo and soil scrubs, lately we've seen some innovative uses of unlikely beauty products around the web. Here we've compiled a useful list of tried-and-tested store cupboard ingredients and basic pharmacy finds that can solve a huge range of beauty

FFD Meets Shoe Designer Charlotte Mills

Charlotte Mills is a shoe designer focusing on Bridal wear. This year she has branched out with a collection focusing on the everyday woman. The attention to detail and the bright colours are what drew our eye to Charlottes work, her ethos on shoe design & manufacture is refreshing in

Pet Hates of Every Fashion Student

As a student studying fashion, there are issues that come up again and again for me and my peers. There are so many misconceptions about studying fashion, and they need to be put to rights! A post shared by Fashion & Textiles at Grays (@fashandtexatgrays) on Jun 14, 2016 at

Not another Disney Collab

Just when you thought you'd seen them all, another gets announced. If like me, Disney films were a significant part of your childhood, then you’ve probably already noticed the wave of super cute, nostalgic collaborations launching across the fashion and beauty world. But before you get all "I did

Paris Fashion Week FW17: Best in Show

Each of the 'Big Four' fashion cities has a distinct personality, each of which being very clichéd, yes, but also very true. New York is essential for sportswear, casual styling and good denim. Milan is where colour, eccentricity and tiny hemlines come into their own, and London is the place

FFD Meets Paola Rodriguez

Beautiful knitwear, vintage inspired shapes & clothing that tells a story. Paola Rodriguez captured our hearts at LFW! Focusing on hand embroidery & meticulous detailing, the collection is a stand out full of timeless classics. A contradiction? I think not! With fabrics from Italy coupled with manufacturing in France &

The Importance Of Lifting Each Other Up

This past week I have seen so many women supporting each other, promoting each others businesses and generally being all overies before brovaries. It gave me all the warm fuzzies. BUT There's always a but isn't there? I've also seen the usual girl on girl hate, women attacking women, girls

FFD's Weekly Reading Round Up

We have spent the week musing over Scottish Fashion, reclaiming the term 'Go Fuck Yourself', talking about the fear of failure and exploring Pakistani fashion trends. But what else is out there I hear you cry? We have the round up of the hottest fashion stories and news, this is

Adventures in Female Masturbation

Go fuck yourself. No seriously. It's good for your health (yes seriously) it can reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes type 2 (yes really) and knocking one (or, two or three, delete as aprop) is basically going to sort out some of that stress. Cheaper than a massage.

Your Guide to Shopping This Weekend

It's Mid Season Sale time! Is it even mid season? I can't tell because it still feels like winter over here but the joy of a mid season sale shouldn't be dampened by the weather! Rejoice & spend the weekend avoiding the crowds, wrapped up inside planning your spring/summer

Is The Fear of Failure Holding You Back?

It can feel like falling. Or drowning. Perhaps for you it's a dense, pressing claustrophobia. Or it's a feeling of wide, all encompassing emptiness that stretches out through infinite expanses. It can be hysterical or gnawing, quiet and lingering and biting at the edges of your sub-conscious. Often it can

Fashion in Pakistan – Top Trends

Article by Fashion Fix Daily guest writer M. Siddiqui. Diversity is the Spice of Life Fashion in Pakistan is celebrated across the map due to its diversity in style, its understated elegance, and utter uniqueness. Pakistan, located in South-most Asia, is a veritable paradise of exotic wear. Boasting a dress

Spotlight on Demna Gvasalia

Cult youth fashion brand of the moment Vetements grew from a deep desire to breakaway from the traditions of high fashion. French couture house Balenciaga, owned by luxury brand conglomerate Kering, has it's roots spread deep in history. Georgian fashion designer Demna Gvasalia, a graduate of The Royal Academy of