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5 patent leather items you will need for Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Fashion
With Christmas just around the corner and New Year's Eve not so far away either, the important question of what you're going to wear needs to be answered. Voice of London is here to help you with some selected patent leather goodies. Reporter: Alma Fabiani | Subeditor: Zynab Sandhu Okay, some of you may be a bit surprised by the idea of wearing patent leather for family times like Christmas. You might have an image of Trinity from The Matrix stuck in your head and while her long coat looked badass, it is definitely too much for a Christmas party. That's why we have found the best pieces for you from brands like Topshop, Zara and River Island. You'll end up looking stylish with an attitude. #1 The mini skirt A mini skirt is a classic on its own but if you add patent leather i

Kylie Cosmetics’ Koko Collection is a Sell-Out!

Beauty, Fashion
Earlier in the week, Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian revealed on Instagram the latest project they have secretly been working on - the Koko Collection of matte liquid lipsticks and glosses.. Written by: Jessica Penfold | Sub-editor: Pinar Djafer Kylie Jenner first began releasing her lip kits last year and every product she has released has been a sell-out within minutes, earning the star millions of dollars per launch. With the success of her lip products, Kylie has ventured into eyeshadows and is now collaborating with her sister, Khloe Kardashian. The gold packaging screams Christmas and no doubt, everyone has stocked up until the kit sold out. It wasn't a surprise that the cosmetics were gone after two days of launching since the kit was more affordable than Kylie's othe
M.I.A. Asks Fans To Create Their Own Merch To Help The Environment

M.I.A. Asks Fans To Create Their Own Merch To Help The Environment

Activism, Fashion, Music
The singer who recently released her fifth studio album, AIM, has provided emblems and designs to produce their own t-shirts and jumpers. Reporter: Andrew Whiteford | Sub-Editor: Alex Clement  M.I.A. has tweeted to her 695,000 followers that she did not want to create a new line of merchandise due to the effect it has on sweatshops and the environment. She came up with a new alternative, allowing her fanbase to get creative and design their own fashion. Today, she uploaded ideas to her website so people can get creative with some basic designs and vectors provided for free. She tweeted: It’s shown to be a popular idea amongst environment activist groups and her fans. The Sri Lankan musician has consistently used her global reach as a way to educate on environmental is

Skate brands becoming popular: definitely not ‘gnarly’

Fashion
Skate brands such as Palace, which just launched a collaboration with Adidas, Vans and Supreme are becoming mainstream and London's skaters are not happy about it. Here's what they have to say. Reporter: Alma Fabiani| Subeditor: Zynab Sandhu Lately, with brands like Vetements trying to bring back a grunge/skater style, people working in the fashion industry or simple consumers have started to dress more like them. If you’re still confused and you can’t really picture them in your head, they wear Thrasher sweatshirt and Vans, Palace jackets and Supreme caps. The only difference is that skaters have been dressing like this for years. Some people blame famous skateboarders like Dylan Rieder, who passed away recently, Alex Olson or Ben Nordberg for modelling big labels such as DKNY an
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