Tuesday, June 25The Voice of London


Fashion Designer Goes Modest

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle
Modest fashion aimed at Muslim women is proving ever more popular in the UK. Saleha Bagas, fashion designer, speaks to voice of London By: Amina Sadik | Sub editor: Kat L’Aiguille & Grace Brown Twenty-six-year-old fashion designer Saleha Bagas is leading the way in modest clothing wear for young Muslim women. Bagas graduated with a BA Honours degree in fashion design from the University Central Lancashire just two years ago and has come a long way since then. Her company was launched in 2014 where she initially sold her brand locally in her mother’s living room, but is now shipping worldwide. Saleha grew up in Halliwell near Manchester and learnt embroidery from her father: "I saw him on the machine and wanted to follow his footsteps." He played a huge role in her career
Should Men Wear Makeup in Public?

Should Men Wear Makeup in Public?

Beauty, Fashion
 Male celebrities, such as Jefree Star and Manny Gutierrez, are increasingly promoting makeup, but do average men in London still face social stigma and abuse for wearing female-associated cosmetics? Reporter: Pinar Djafer | Sub-editor: Grace Brown We’ve seen the trending “Boyfriend Does My Makeup” challenges where men hopelessly apply makeup on their girlfriends – turning them into caked clowns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFE_QvkJfgc But, what for the guys that are experts at this stuff? The ones that perhaps apply it better than most women? 2016 has seen a drastic change in the ratio of female to male makeup artists with more men in the industry. Even with the release of men’s makeup products this year, guys still feel uneasy about showcasing their talent or wearing t