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The 15 Defining Fashion Moments of 2022

by Emily Duff Undoubtedly, 2022 has been a crazy year for fashion. With the continuing return to in-person Fashion Shows post-Covid, shake ups to brand’s creative teams and trends moving faster than ever thanks to the takeover of TikTok, there’s a lot we need to catch up on.  1, Valentino PP Pink Pierpaolo Piccioli’s collection has made waves this year being worn by huge names from Zendaya to Gillian Anderson to Lewis Hamilton.  Florence Pugh's sheer look from the brand back in July even caused controversy online, calling for the Don’t Worry Darling actress to even make a statement online, hopefully we aren’t still scared by women’s nipples in 2023.   Aiming to be a “radical gesture” the monochromatic Fall/Autumn 2022/23 collection will go down in history along with the likes of Louboutin’s red. Arguably influencing the Pantone colour of the year, Magenta, I'm expecting 2023 to be the year of pink, pink, pink.  2, Bella Hadid’s Spray-On Dress Grabbing the attention of even thos

Ode x Darling: Pre-fall 2023 Designer Pulls to Start the New Year in Style

With New Years Eve quickly impending, and our first year of feeling some Covid-freedom, Emily of Darling and Olivia of Ode have made their selection of the best looks from designers Pre-Fall 2023 collections.   If you’re looking for some last minute inspiration then you’re in luck! Start fulfilling your resolution to give your fashion some focus and head into the New Year with style… Alberta Ferretti  Chosen by: Ode Magazine If a casual dinner is on the cards this new year’s weekend, serve up some drama in Alberta Ferretti’s lace trimmed gown. This look is romantic yet relaxed so it’s perfect for a quiet and elegant new year’s. While slip gowns are usually reserved for the summer months, pairing this gown with a fur coat or long trench is the perfect way to recycle and upgrade these lighter pieces for the December weather.  For an exaggerated new year’s eve outfit, don’t shy away from this look! With a few accessories you can take the dress from relaxed to reckless. Take notes from   

What It’s Like to Be Part of a Purposefully Awkward Photoshoot?

Having read what photographer, Jessie Gaffney, had to say about the ‘80s shoot in yesterdays article (which you can read here if you missed it), we also heard from the other creatives behind the shoot. Hearing from the models to the MUA, we find out what it’s like to be part of a purposefully awkward photoshoot. Take a read below: Duncan Paylor - Model: In 2020, “as part of my ongoing crusade to say yes to as many opportunities that life threw [his] way”, Duncan agreed to try modelling. Although it was never an planned hobby or career, he loved every moment of it so far. From chilly wild swimming professional shoots to posing in a park with pretty pink posies in his beard, Duncan states, “It's all been a great experience so far and I'm always looking forward to seeing what might be next. As far as creative goals. I'm not sure what I'd like to do. I'm enjoying working with people more creative than I am. I want to experience as many different styles as possible, bef

The Christmas Jumper Photoshoot You Didn’t Know You Needed

Darling writer, Tia Janowski, spoke to North East-based photographer Jessie Gaffney who recently created her first collection of Christmas Photos. Inspired by the awkward family photos of the ‘80s, we’re so here for these retro vibes.  How did this photoshoot come about? Well, I've always wanted to do a photoshoot like this. Looking at family photos and cheesy ‘80s portraits on the internet always gave me so much delight - there's just something brilliant about the look and it's nice to take a break from more 'serious' photoshoots that I usually do. Who was involved? Well I actually contacted a plus size vintage seller, Hannah Gowland, who suggested we do a Christmas jumper photoshoot as it was near to Christmas jumper day and she had some extra to sell - it was perfect timing. I put out a casting call on Facebook for diverse make up artists and models as that's always been important and especially working with a plus size seller and being plus size myself it