“It’s giving them new bits of life”: An Interview with Waceland’s Georgia Stanley

With the ever-rising awareness of sustainable fashion, the demand for vintage and secondhand is as popular as ever. A quick look through TikTok and Instagram will reveal frequent hashtags of #vintage, #thriftshop, and #secondhandfirst. ‘Retro’, ‘cottage core’ and ‘old money’ styles are coming into fashion, and with the ease of social media, Gen Z is lapping it all up. In the middle of Newcastle, Georgia Stanley opened Waceland in 2018 as one of the first vintage streetwear stores in the Toon.

Are online marketplaces like Depop and Vinted actually sustainable?

Sites Depop and Vinted have been around for a decade (founded in 2011 and 2012 respectively, would you believe it?) but in the past few years, they have truly struck a chord with buyers. Research completed by GlobalData and ThredUp revealed that the resale industry (including online marketplaces) is growing 11 times that of traditional retail, and this expansion is projected to continue. In particular, an increased focus on sustainability has really contributed to the popularity of secondhand fa

Luxury is Where the Home Is: ECLECTIC magazine launches first fashion line

Local culture and arts publication ECLECTIC has just released their debut Fall/Winter collection on Thursday 16th Dec. It is solely comprised of a classic crewneck boasting high-quality cotton and the ECLECTIC logo across the chest. As a Newcastle-based publication and brand that launched last year, ECLECTIC’s purpose with the new line is to show that Newcastle can be and is a “powerhouse of the world” while “[speaking] to the very heart of simplicity” with the product itself. Creative brand di

A Giant in the Sky: Stephen Sondheim's Top 3 Songs

There is simply something magical about musical theatre, and with no doubt, Stephen Sondheim will always be regarded as one of the Broadway greats. Being both a composer and lyricist, his work rocked the pop culture scene, with that influence extending beyond the stage even today. So as we look back on a long and thrilling career, here are the top 3 of my favourite pieces. Well as it goes in A Little Night Music, this might be a good chance to bring in a few jesters in this sad time. A heavily

The BNP Paribas Open: Who to look out for in Indian Wells

Most people will be aware of Wimbledon or Roland Garros, but the BNP Paribas Open may be a new name. What and when is the tournament, and why does it warrant special attention right now? Also called the Indian Wells Masters, the BNP Paribas Open, is regarded as the biggest tournament outside of the four Grand Slams. A tournament involving both the ATP and the WTA. It has been won, in the past, by names such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. This year, the kick