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Sheena Matheiken’s The Uniform Project

Sheena Matheiken and the Uniform Project graduate in [sustainable] style after 365 days of wearing, styling and accesorising the same simple Little Black Dress…

Written by Helen Davis

Illustration by Maryanne Oliver

School's almost out for summer. Soon blazers and ties will be ditched, with delight, for butterfly-bright bathers; and mortar boards tossed in glee at graduations everywhere. Uniforms may seem the antithesis of lazy, hazy holidays and fantastic futures, but in cyberspace there's one - albeit self-imposed - uniform showing us there's a wealth of creativity to be found in the economical and ethical capsule wardrobe.  Will the Uniform Project please stand up!

May 1st 2010 saw the Uniform Project graduate with flying colours. An “exercise in sustainability”, in 2009, one Sheena Matheiken had pledged to wear one Little Black Dress, everyday for one year, for the Akanksha Foundation – a not-for-profit organisation educating kids in Indian slums.  Sheena and designer friend Eliza Starbuck, created a LBD which could be worn front, back, undone, for every season and all occasions. And for anyone wondering,… read more

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A review of the David LaChapelle exhibition, Rape of Africa

This much hyped London exhibition runs until 25th May 2010 at the Robilant + Voena gallery. Armed only with glitz and glamour the Fellini of photography takes on global politics...

Written by Kat Phan

David LaChapelle’s ‘Rape of Africa’, illustrated by Lisa Stannard. I first discovered the deliciously decadent fantasy world of David LaChapelle as a spotty teenager when I used to flick through […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Belle Sauvage

Digital prints at the Belle Sauvage catwalk show at Victoria House on Saturday 20th February, and how to blag your way into the shows by looking fabulous DARLING. Illustrations by Maryanne Oliver.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Belle Sauvage. All photography by Amelia Gregory unless otherwise stated. It’s always good, I find, to get talking to the various freaks I photograph at fashion week. So there I […]