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Are high street stores transphobic?

Are high street stores transphobic?

Fashion, Featured, LGBTI+
Last month a case of transphobia happened at Manchester Topshop, as Buzzfeed reported. We decided to follow up on the facts and try to understand the issues that trans people suffer. The trans umbrella covers a variety of people, not just the ones who choose to change their sex, and gender-specific changing rooms cause a number of problems for the community itself. Shops turn into another unsafe space, where transgender people can suffer harassment by CIS gender people (individuals, whose gender expression matches their assigned sex). In the last 12 months, the number of verbal and physical attacks have escalated on the LGBTQ community "For trans people, the findings are particularly alarming, showing that two in five trans people have experienced a hate crime or incident based on thei

Jo Elvin discusses fashion with River Island Style Studios

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle
On behalf of Voice of London, myself and colleague Jessica Penfold were invited to spend the evening alongside Jo Elvin and River Island Style Studios for their last #AnEveningWith of the year. Reporter: Grace Brown | Sub editor: Jessica Penfold The event hosted at River Island’s flagship store on Oxford Street saw stylists, students and River Island personal shoppers gain an insight as to how and when Jo started her career in the industry, how her life with fashion has developed since starting her first job, and her infamous #clothesmyhusbandhates hash tag. Previous sessions of An Evening With have welcomed filmmaker Naomi Shimada, and bloggers We Are Twinset. Jo, as ever, was on top form continually amusing guests with anecdotes from her life and told us she knew it was the right

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

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