FASHION: Riots To Rainbows is the new clothing brand full of Pride

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“We fought for this.. wear it with Pride!” BY RILEY SHAI Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Riley Shai. What a year 2020 has been…no, I’m not referring to the infamous pandemic, but to my engagement to my future wife and to the birth of our first baby.  During the infamous pandemic though, [….]

FASHION: Why we love Janelle Monáe’s style

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The liberating style icon we’ve always needed BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Since bursting onto the music scene in 2007, Janelle Monáe has done nothing but impress. An artistic powerhouse with killer fashion sense, she simultaneously fills us with envy and inspires us to try new things when it comes to style. Well-known for [….]

FASHION: Well suited

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Eleanor Margolis reflects on why queer women and tailoring are the perfect fit BY ELEANOR MARGOLIS Gillian Anderson in a suit. Cate Blanchett in a suit. Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner… in a suit. All of these have – at various times – sent Lesbian Twitter into a frenzy. A by-product of the fashion industry’s [….]

STYLE: Vintage femme

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From The Gates to the ‘gram, Roxy Bourdillon examines the relationship between old fashioned glamour and modern sexuality BY ROXY BOURDILLON My girlfriend smudging my freshly applied crimson lipstick with urgent kisses. Seamed stockings on the wonk as I dance up a storm at G-A-Y. Blister-ridden feet from trampling all over the patriarchy wearing sparkly [….]

FASHION: Sustainable style tips

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Sophie Griffiths shares her sustainable style tips  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The world of “fast fashion” welcomes me with open arms. When I’m panicking about what to wear, I can stare into a bursting wardrobe for about 20 minutes quite easily, and still decide I’m going to need something new. Even if that’s just to go [….]

TWO MUM CLUB: The online brand for same-sex families

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The clothing company creating personalised pieces for families of all shapes and sizes BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Laura and Kelly Sibley met in London back in 2012 and went on to get married at their dream venue in the Cotswolds five years later. That same year, their journey to becoming parents began… Laura fell pregnant the [….]

Shopping flea markets, vintage stores, quirky shops and fashion outlets in Illinois

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As the Style issue comes together, DIVA check out what LGBTQI-friendly destination Illinois has for bargain hunters and style gurus Discover a world-famous shopping destination as you trawl through a treasure trove of trinkets at one of the many Flea Markets in Illinois; try on pre-loved outfits at quirky vintage shops; or go big at [….]