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Call it free speech, passive aggression or just simply DIY gone awry, the humble button, badge, pin is the latest favoured accessory to adorn. Like tattoos but without the commitment, the enamel pin and its siblings, the brooch and the badge, are the accessible, affordable and playful way to express your individual style and opinions.

Paired with the also-ubiquitous classic sweatshirt or denim jacket, how do you see yourself in this sartorial relationship?

button badge pin_the vocalist

You’re opinionated, judgemental and super knowledgeable. You have a lot on your mind and you’re not afraid of letting everyone know it but hey, you do have a point there, so tell me more…

The Vocalist: Can Pep Rey Oversized Sweatshirt £213, Naps Before Chaps Pin £7.50, Middle Finger Pin $10Not You Pin £7.50, Depressed AF Pin $12Erase You Pin $9, Hollyweird Pin $12Troll Doll Trump Pin $10, Nasty Woman Pin $10

button badge pin_the nostalgist
You’re championing all that happened yesteryear cos frankly the 00s just doesn’t cut it for you like the feel-good 80s or the mostly-melancholy 90s do. You miss cassette tapes, your blazer sleeves are rolled, you geeked out with the re-release of the Nokia 3310 because snake, and that’s OK!

The Nostalgist: Acne Studios Blå Konst Denim Jacket £320Slide Me In Disk Pin $12Date With Zack Pin $7.50Convergence Badge $2.40Golden Girls Blanche Pin $12Trivial Pursuit Pin £6Paper Origami Fortune Teller Pin £6Synth Keyboard Pin £7.50

button badge pin_the culturalist

Wes Anderson is your hero, High Fidelity is your favourite film and you subscribe to Vice Magazine. You’re effortlessly clued in to the latest meme, hashtag and viral so naturally your badge game is on point too.

The Culturalist: Pull&Bear Hooded Sweatshirt £18She’s My Rushmore Pin £8, RipNDip Falling For Nermal Pin $10, Drake Hotline Bling Pin £6.80Fuck Jerry Pin $12RipNDip Wart Pin $10Invader Emoji Pin $12Obey Andre The Giant Badge £7, Stranger Things Dustin Pin £6

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October kicks off with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to help raise awareness and funds for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity, designers and high street favourites alike have created limited edition pink products for sale, proceeds of which go towards helping aid cancer research and patient care. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with around 50,000 women and around 400 men diagnosed each year. This month, fashion favourites such as Stella & Dot, Stella McCartney, GHD, Warehouse and plenty more give you the chance to help and support this very worthwhile cause. Get a sneak peek at what’s in store this month…

Kate Moss Breakthrough Breast CancerKate Moss for Stella McCartney

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Clockwise from top right: Stella McCartney Gemma Bra £50, Stella McCartney Gemma Briefs £27, Stella & Dot Hope necklace £32, Stella & Dot Inspire Bracelet £35GHD Pink Coral Styler £129, Warehouse Hairy Pom Pom Jumper £38, Kat & Bee Flore 14ct Gold Ring £205Avon Lip Gloss in Pink Watermelon £3.50Laura Ashley Darcey Cosmetic Bag £15

For more information on Breast Cancer Awareness Month, visit the official website here.

Images source: Kate Moss – stellamccartney.com

So, have you heard? “You Know My Name” from Courtney Love’s double A-side single launched this week, and you know what? It’s actually pretty good. Delivering two and a half minutes of no nonsense punk-influenced rock, it also casts a familiar sound – her on again/off again band from the late 80s/early 90s, Hole.

Aside from the drama, feuding, controversy – and accolades – that followed the band during its heyday, what I also remember most is a heavily peroxided Courtney effortlessly putting the babydoll and slip dress through its paces. You had to love her prom-queen-gone-rogue style…

Hole Band Photo

Courney Love - Hole

Hole

Courtney was all smeared lipstick, torn tights, unruly hair – but it was the dresses that were so iconic to her look. A mix of lace, lithe and Lolita, it’s a style that still has appeal today.

Babydoll Dresses

Left to right: Free People Chelsea Morning Slip Dress £138Meadham Kirchhoff Ophelia Dress Now £971, Simone Rocha Transparent Floral Dress £1,920, Isabel Marant Obira Dress £470

Lace Dresses

Left to right: Free People Lace Godet Babydoll Dress £170, Topshop Tier Crinkle Chiffon Smock Dress £40Collette by Collette Dinnigan Cotton Lace Dress £325Thakoon Embroidered Cotton Slip Dress £1,225

The whole statement of pairing sweet, innocence with overt sexuality was meant to challenge society’s definition of femininity. It was a defining 90s look and Hole was known for it. So, with Mary Janes, red lipstick and peroxide at the ready – if you don’t know her name by now, it’s Courtney, bitch!

Courtney Love

 

Hole Images Source: Pinterest

Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign launches today, with Emeli Sande, Laura Bailey and Jessica Ennis leading the sensational cause with its call-to-arms message of, Wear Your Support!

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Breast cancer affects nearly 50,000 women and 400 men a year, with more than 1,000 who die from the disease every month. Founded in 1994 by the renowned designer Ralph Lauren, he was inspired to use fashion to help breast cancer charities across the globe raise awareness, give support and further increase the research needed to fight this deadly disease. The campaign is hugely successful and since its inception has raised more than £13 million!

This season, the charity has paired up once again with High Street heroes, Topshop, Warehouse, River Island and many more to deliver three capsule collections (Pastel Sundae, On Target and Breezy Daze) of covetable fashion finds for Spring, with a minimum 30% of proceeds going towards the fight against breast cancer.

From statement swimwear to cool tshirts, day dresses and the perfect pair of pink trainers, what a season to ‘wear your support’! Get a sneak peek of the collection here…

Fashion Targets Spring 2014Clockwise from top left: Debenhams Red Herring Bikini £32, M&S Lipbalm £3, Superga 2750 Trainers £45, River Island Oversized Print & Petal Tshirt £18Topshop Raglan Sleeve Tee £18, River Island Oversized One + Only Tshirt £15

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Clockwise from top left: H! By Henry Holland Bracelet £5, Warehouse Floral Top £30, Warehouse Floral Shorts £32, M&S Bracelet £7.50

To view the full collection and find out more about the campaign, visit the official Fashion Targets Breast Cancer website. The campaign runs for six weeks, so don’t forget to check their website or by going direct to the High Street brand’s website often as items become available.

It’s official! Prom season is here, and it’s had me thinking again about my own High School prom experience. I was still living in New York and we had our prom at the Marriott hotel in the heart of Times Square. It was an evening that included pink taffeta, a black stretch limo, one crashed party and midnight bowling in a ballgown…

Prom Queen

By the time I was a High School senior, it didn’t matter that we were a class of predominantly female students, we wanted our prom night to be magical, and we wanted it to be everything we’d heard and seen how middle-America proms were supposed to be. Unlike most traditional American teens, I went to a vocational High School in Manhattan and started studying fashion at 14. And much like how you’d find in any High Street head office today, it was mainly us girls and we dressed for each other. But we did have a prom king and queen that year, albeit naturally went to one of the actual few couples that existed in our small class at the time.

When I think back to my pink dress, it was so unlike me. From the delicate colour right down to the styling; it was strapless, floor length with a voluminous skirt supported by a gathered net slip underneath, but this was my night to be Cinderella (even though there was no Prince Charming but, my Dad did want me back home by midnight!).

We didn’t have a High Street then (not that New York does now either), you bought your prom dress in a department store and it wasn’t a stylish one like Selfridges, so if I had the chance to do it all again, I’d like to hope that I could be arriving in…

THE “MAN REPELLER”

Giles Sable DressGiles Pink Lip Sleeve Sable Dress Dress £865, Maria Black Oxid Snow Single Earring £50, Lulu Guinness Perspex Lips Clutch £245, Coast Ariel Shoes £65

THE ‘ALL AMERICAN‘…

House of Holland Trench Dress

House of Holland Embroidered Trench Dress £595, Kate Spade Sailor’s Knot Earrings $48, Kurt Geiger Anja Court Shoes £199, Charlotte Olympia Jukebox Clutch £325, Topshop Love Bar Ring £6.50

THE ‘SPLURGE‘…

Lanvin Lurex Skirt

H&M Circular Top £30, Lanvin Lurex Skirt £1,280, Elvira Sazesh Multi Metallic Bracelet £95, Faith Clancy Shoes £50, Piers Atkinson Pucker Up Lipstick Headband £225

THE ‘HAPPILY EVER AFTER‘…

Victoria Beckham Dress

Victoria Beckham Oversized Drop-Waist Dress £855, Topshop Double Knot Headband £10, Chelsea Doll Crown Bangle Set £6, Tamara Mellon Addiction Metallic Pumps £475

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