Tag : beyonce

Colourism in the Music Industry

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Colourism has long since been a widely controversial topic of debate across the music industry. Historically, the industry has been ingrained with racial inequality and discrimination towards artists of colour. This issue, known as colourism, was recently raised by Beyoncé’s father who stated that she would not be as successful … Read More

Our Halloween guide to looking stylishly spooky

11 months ago / 0 comments

You’re more of a Christmassy person than a Halloween one as you don’t really like purposely looking dead to everyone on a night out. I understand, Halloween is, for me, every Monday morning, when I show up to lectures looking like a zombie. But don’t worry – here are some … Read More

The Grammys: Adele’s ode to Beyonce

2 years ago / 0 comments

Media attention is something Adele can often be seen to be withdrawing from, leading a private life as far away from the public eye as she can manage. In spite of these efforts, the well loved singer has drawn a wealth of media attention for one of her speeches at … Read More

8 unexpected mashups that will blow your mind

2 years ago / 0 comments

1) ‘Beautiful Girls vs Stand By Me’ by Sean Kingston and Ben E. King This is an absolute classic; if you have never heard this banger, where have you been living for the past forever? This song reminds me of the dirty house parties and messy mornings of my youth. … Read More

Inside Beyonce’s Formation World Tour

2 years ago / 0 comments

Hold up, the Formation World Tour is officially over. That’s right, the reigning queen of the music industry, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, wrapped up her 49-stop stadium tour on the 7th of October, 2016 – marking her 7th concert tour since 2003. Officially grossing over a whopping 250 million dollars, this historic … Read More

Poison Ivy: the ethics of Ivy Park

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Are we blinded by brand Beyoncé? Lucy Brown exposes… In 2016 Beyoncé surprised us again when she burst onto the retail fashion scene with her active wear collection, Ivy Park. The collection aims to be durable, flexible and also fashionable with a minimalistic look despite the Ivy Park logo being splashed across … Read More

The ever-present threat of cultural appropriation

2 years ago / 0 comments

It’s dreaded X Factor season again. Despite my determination not to involve myself in this strange cycle of churning out average pop stars who will either fall into anonymity or a sustain very short-lived career, here I am writing about The X Factor. The joke act that’s got everyone’s attention … Read More

Is it time to start taking Hip Hop designers seriously?

2 years ago / 0 comments

In the midst of fashion weeks across the world and following London Fashion Week in September, global megastar Beyoncé released her highly anticipated second Ivy Park collection that she cofounded with Topshop owner, Sir Phillip Green. Without warning, Bey’ unveiled her promotional video for the Autumn/Winter 2016 line – an extension of Lemonade. It’s … Read More

“You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation.”

2 years ago / 0 comments

Jodie Yates takes a look at Beyoncé’s powerful new visual album Lemonade.   It is a truth universally acknowledged that Beyoncé is a goddess. Lemonade’s narrative of sexual, racial and feminine liberation is a political and artistic statement that the goddess is every black woman. Effortlessly sliding back onto her … Read More

Food | The alternative guide to Shrove Tuesday

5 years ago / 0 comments

Picture the scene: it’s March the fourth and you’ve invited all your mates round for an evening of stuffing your faces with underdone Yorkshire pudding mix, doused in whatever you can scavenge from the back of the communal cupboard. But wait, you remember at the last minute that one of your … Read More