Loose Magazine

Loose Magazine is an independent fashion magazine founded by myself. The magazine is quarterly and has a different theme each issue; alongside the issues, the Instagram page utilises longer captioned posts and the 'guides' feature to make more content accessible.

High School Evil: the Costuming of Jennifer Check in 'Jennifer's Body'

Costume designers always take thought into what characters wear, and how their outfits can reflect their inner turmoil, or the plot overall. This is the case for Jennifer Check, who doesn't just wear the most 00s of 00s outfits. The use of childish clothing — with some pieces literally being from children's stores — and a sexualised nature to her outfits amalgamate to make Jennifer unthreatening to her victims, an intentional choice by costume designer Katia Stano.

Addison Rae for Praying, the 2018 Met Gala, and the Kravis Wedding: Christianity in Fashion

The fashion brand Praying has found itself in unholy waters due to its collaboration with Addison Rae. The TikTok star wore their Holy Trinity bikini, an item that has been famous amongst fashion girls for the past year — however, in Addison Rae wearing it, a new audience has discovered. An audience that finds the bikini irreparably offensive. Here, we take a look at Christianity in fashion, and whether Praying's blasphemous bikini is a step too far.

What is an 'It Girl', and Why Are We So Obsessed with Them?

The ‘It Girl’ — as powerful as it is elusive, the title ‘It Girl’ has transformed into a blanket term for aesthetics. The term ‘It Girl’ dates back to the early twentieth century, when the model Evelyn Nesbit first gained the title. Traditionally, the term meant a beautiful young woman, often of suitable wealth, and of always suitable fame. But now, 'It Girl' has become a blanket term for different fashion aesthetics.

It Girl Glossary: How to Dress Like the Final Girl

It was 1992 when the term ‘final girl’ was born, referring to the trope in horror films, particularly slasher, where one girl overcomes the killer and survives. Aside from all of this, the final girl falls into its own ‘It Girl’ aesthetic. The Final Girl, as Clover explains, is ‘boyish.’ Her plans — either babysitting or partying, there’s no in-between — are hijacked by the killer, her outfit slowly becoming covered in blood. By the end of the film, her prom dress, flannels, or sweats are stained red. But how can we recreate this aesthetic?

Pretty in Punk: the 00s Punk Style of Olivia Rodrigo

It’s undeniable that Olivia Rodrigo is pop music’s newest it girl — ever since the release of Driver’s License, Rodrigo has been erupting across streaming platforms. An important part of her popularity is her relatability. She aligns herself with the average teenage girl, and her songs are purposely vague so that most listeners can find relatability within the words. Alongside this, Rodrigo’s aesthetic is undoubtedly inspired by 00s pop punk.

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