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How To Style Up a Rented Space with Interior Design Experts Cox & Cox

So you live in rented digs. You can’t paint the walls or pull up the carpet lest you face the wrath of your landlord and a lot of the time it feels like the home you’re in doesn’t do a great job of reflecting you, or comforting you in tougher times. Living in a temporary home or rented room can cramp your style, especially if you’re a creative person with a big vision for the space you want live in. Sadly, if you’re renting, you won’t be able to make any massive changes to your home, but you can make…

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BRAND TO KNOW: Rose Rankin

If like me, comfortable, good-looking crepes are your go-to, you’ll no doubt appreciate my latest style find. Rose Rankin is an eponymous footwear label created by a talented designer that’s successfully piqued the interest of everyone from sneaker heads to supermodels and national press with its bold and beautifully formulated designs. Specialising in designing and crafting unique trainers, London-based Rose Rankin studied computer aided fashion design and footwear design at Central Saint Martins. Now her creations can be found at some of our favourite boutiques in the city and around the UK. I had the pleasure of meeting Rose and at The…

Brothers We Stand

INTERVIEW: Jonathan Mitchell of Brothers We Stand

I met up with a game-changing 25 year old from east London named Jonathan Mitchell to talk menswear, sustainability and the future of fashion… Jonathan is the founder of Brothers We Stand, a new menswear retailer unlike any other. Supported by brands, creatives, entrepreneurs, designers and taste-makers who believe in turning the fashion industry around, the platform aims to put an end to unethical fast-fashion, changing the way we think, shop and live. By curating a selection of ethical brands that champion seriously good-looking design and fair, responsible practices, Brothers We Stand presents an alternative to throw-away fashion and encourage us to think…

BRAND TO KNOW: Pirates & Violets

Crafting bespoke shopping baskets and woven pouches, Pirates & Violets is an independent, family-run business based in Yorkshire. Every design is made from natural fibres and attributed with great touches, such as pastel-toned pom-poms, tassels and hand-painted stripes and monograms. Inspired by classic French style and the sun, sea and sandy beaches of exotic coastlines, the oversized basket bags tap into one of this summer’s big trends but we like it most for it’s ethos. With an eco-friendly and sustainable attitude towards running an indie business, Pirates & Violets is partnered with a team of mothers in Morocco. These women…

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INTERVIEW: The Creators of Shore Projects

Happy accidents are blissful. They’re part of what makes life enjoyable and give us cause to nod to something or other in appreciation of new and insightful discoveries. Running YGT generally means that my quota of happy accidents is fortuitously higher than that of most. My time is filled with stumbling across amazing new things by way of tip-offs from friends of friends or referrals from creatives that I meet on my travels. Coming across Shore Projects was one of these happy accidents and I was lucky enough to catch up with one of the team responsible for the company’s…

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INTERVIEW: The Creators of Cred Ethical Jewellery

Cred Jewellery is a big name, though not for the reasons you’d expect. A little-known organisation as far as glossy mags and fashion bloggers are concerned, Cred happen to be the UK’s original 100% fairtrade jewellery company. Cred have been doing things responsibly, creating beautiful ethical jewellery for years, doing things right, even when nobody’s watching. It’s a sad reality that most of the time, when we buy something sparkly, we give little or no thought to where it came from, who mined the materials to make it, and at what cost. Today’s jewellery industry is huge but Cred is challenging existing standards, encouraging…

BRAND TO KNOW: House of Sunny

House of Sunny is a fresh new London-based label that has exploded onto the style scene with impressive vigour. Having been snapped up by the likes of Made In Chelsea’s Louise Thompson, HoS has been hailed as the next big celebrity favourite. The brand has recently released its second collection, which features a variety of sharp-lines and luxury fabrics which aim to establish a high-octane look. With the strapline, “KEEP IT CLEAN. KEEP IT SHARP. DISCIPLINE YOUR DECADE”, HoS eschews billowing fabrics and excess thread in favour of functional pieces which serve to form powerful artichecturally-inspired silhouettes. Now in its…