Author: Jon Fenton-Dawson

What’s On in Liverpool: Vintage Fashion & Street Food

It may seem that Winter is never going to end but Spring is just around the corner and that means an opportunitie to restock your wardrobe for the new season. What better opportunity to start than by checking out one of the most exciting vintage fairs in the UK?  Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair will be setting up home in Liverpool for one day only at Camp & Furnace next Saturday. Judy’s Vintage Fair offers an assortment of traders, selling vintage and retro clothing, alongside handmade and reworked pieces; you’re guaranteed to find something for your taste and budget. The...

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Winter Layering

With Autumn soon moving into winter, the Liverpool weather is only going to get colder, wetter and more ridiculously windy, but it doesn’t mean it’s time to pull out the parka just yet. Instead, we’ve layered up, to give you some outfit ideas to keep you inspired through to the end of term, no matter if you’re looking for something new to wear to Heebies or just want to up your style for those visits to the SJ. Beret – Vintage Kangol. Coat – Topshop. Shoes – Doc Martens. Shoes – Doc Martens. Dungarees – Topshop. All other, as...

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Top 10 Fashion Accounts to Follow on Instagram

Sometimes your insta feed can become repetitive with the same mixture of food pictures and aesthetic-yet-entirely-unaffordable clothes, so I’ve rounded up 10 of my favourite fashion-centric Instagram accounts for when you need to inject some fresh posts into your feed. No. 1. – @dazedfashion Casual Tuesday office looks brought 2 u by @badgalriri in @mollymgoddard ??? #regram – @emmahopeall A post shared by Dazed Fashion (@dazedfashion) on Oct 10, 2017 at 8:35am PDT The fashion team from Dazed&Confused Magazine curate an insta feed ranging from fashion news to photography and the occasional meme. It’s an essential follow and keeps...

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Billy Elliot at The Liverpool Empire – Review

It’s hard to think of any other musical which defines Northern, working class culture as much as Billy Elliot. The musical, set against the backdrop of a north-eastern mining town in the 1980’s, typifies working class culture and identity at a time of complete change in British history, when upheavals in class and identity were beginning to emerge and divide the nation. The search for identity was an unescapable theme in this production of Billy Elliot. However, this is meant in the best possible way, as the production and acting was so good that the musical went beyond the...

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Benedict Drew: KAPUT – Review

A wall of posters first greets you as you enter the new Benedict Drew: KAPUT exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery; emblazoned with slogans and graffiti of the Virgin Galactica space programme; ‘The Grand Tour’ and ‘The Enlightenment’. It’s an interesting mix, which at first appears abstract but the meaning becomes increasingly clear. Through using a mixture of sculpture, video and audio, Drew creates a provocative take on the influence of wealth and capitalism in modern society. The themes of the exhibition appear to be embodied by Richard Branson, who Drew created a line drawing of to hang high...

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