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                   Photos: Cassie Worman, Dave Bird and Clare Conroy
                                                                             Tution Fees Secrecy and News-in-Brief 06       EDITOR IN CHIEF:
                                                                                                                            James Spokoini
                                                                                               McIdiot and E-voting 07
                                                                                   Miss Loughborough and Cluedo 08          Alex Neale

                                                                                             Luff Trumps and How2 09        DEPUTY EDITORS:
                                                                                                                            Laura Mansbridge & Cassie Worman
                                                                           LOOKBOOK Credits & “Keep on Track” 10            ACTING HEAD OF DESIGN:
                                                                                                                            Michelle Charlton
                                                                                  “Mmm PaPa” & “Just Add Water”        12
                                                                                                                            HEAD OF PHOTOGRAPHY:
                                                                           “Paper Jungle” & “Plastics Make Perfect” 14      Dave Bird

                                                                       Life in Plastic: The History of the Barbie Doll 16   HEAD OF PROOFREADING:
                                                                                                                            Ben Weston
                                                                                                     “Strange Love” 18      ONLINE EDITOR:
                                                                                                                            Mikey Sibbons
                                                                                                              “DIY” 22
                                                                                                                            NEWS EDITORS:
                                                                                                  Labels on Campus 24       Meera Lakhani & Charlotte Brewer

                                                                             Top 3 Best and Top 5 Worst Style Icons 25      FEATURES EDITORS:
                                                                                                                            Stephanie Jennings & Jenny Francis
                                                                         Festival Fashion and Music Fashion Labels 26
                                                                                                                            CULTURE EDITORS:
                                                                                                                            Becky Thelwell & Mark Stones
                                                                                 Musicians’ Worst Fashion Mistakes 27
                                                                                                                            MUSIC EDITORS:
                                                                                                        Body Image     28   Luke Forshaw & Jack Black

                                                                                     LOOKBOOK “Jean-etic Styles” 29         SPORTS EDITORS:
                                                                                                                            Ben Croucher & Ben Snowball
                                                                            Game Review and Grease: The Musical 30
                                                                                                                            Amy Leong @ LSU
                                                                                            Festival Ticket Giveaway 31
                                                                                                                            Cover photography by Dave Bird
                                                                                             Freefest Acoustic Stage   32
                                                                                               Freefest Dance Stage 33
                                                                                        Crutches and 5 Mins With... 34

                                                                                                     Tour de France 35
                                                                                        Dan James Memorial Match 36         Label is the independent publication of Lough-
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                                                                                                          LIA Report 37     are those of the individual contributors not of the
                                                                                                                            Loughborough Students’ Union or any officer of
                                                                                            One-Off Sporting Styles 38      the Union, unless otherwise stated.

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      It’s that time of year again... The
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    Issue no.3 October 2009                                  LabelMagazine                  enizagaMlebaL

     students speak
                                     out against tuition fee
         n attempt by warring parties to avoid a highly     did not want to be read out of context of the whole
                                                                                                                                                                     S   tudent Richard Newman won the Mayfair
                                                                                                                                                                         and Park Lane stickers in a McDonalds
                                                                                                                                                                     Monopoly competition, only to discard the
                                                                                                                                                                     board-game property which could have
                                                                                                                                                                     netted him half a million pounds.

                                                                                                                                                                      Newman and his girlfriend visited a
                                                                                                                                                                     McDonalds drive-thru after a night out. It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             days later, he threw out the jackpot-winning

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Two weeks on, the couple bought another
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             meal which resulted in them winning the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             matching Park Lane sticker. Once checking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the rules of the game, they realised that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             pair of Monopoly properties could have netted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             them £500,000.

                                                                                                                      Section design by Tom Ridley and Sam Stewart
         controversial issue during the elections or        report.
     simply an effort, made in the public’s interest, not                                                                                                                                                                       The couple were plagued by ‘what-ifs’ at
     to release out of context information?                   Oxford students appealed for the information                                                                                                                   the ‘awful’ moment where they realised that
                                                            to be released commenting that it is their right                                                                                                                 they had binned the half-a-million. In an
        This is the question that Oxford students were      to know what is being said about the future of                                                                                                                   attempt to correct his catastrophic mistake,
     forced to consider as the news was revealed            university funding by a group that is supposed
     that the group representing the leading UK                                                                                                                                                                              the Philosophy PhD student even tried
                                                            to represent them. They further claimed that the
     universities intentionally withheld information        secrecy behind such a controversial issue around
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             hypnotherapy to track down the ticket he threw
     concerning the potential changes to tuition fees.      the time of the elections was ‘highly dubious’.                                                                                                                  away but was unsuccessful in his Maccy D’s
     The views presented by the Russell Group were                                                                                                                                                                           mission. The student said, ‘It was just a little
     one of over 90 submitted by various organisations        Their fears are not necessarily ungrounded as                                                                                                                  bit of paper but if I’d have been playing the
     to the Browne Review which will determine              the previous month saw the chancellor of Oxford                                                                                                                  game, I’d have known I’d struck gold.’
     whether or not the amount that students pay to         University publicly state that ‘it is preposterous that
     attend university should increase.                     we can only charge for teaching an undergraduate                                                                                                                    It is unlikely that Mr Newman will ever win
                                                            less than half the cost than those who do the                                                            was there that they won the Mayfair card on             a Mayfair sticker again as it is the most rare
       The Russell Group have stated that the reason        teaching would have to pay for crèche facilities for
                                                                                                                                                                     the side of a chips carton. The couple knew             of all the tickets. Instead, it seems that this
     behind their request for privacy was that they         their own children’.

     had only submitted a draft document which they                                                                                                                  nothing of the Easy Win game and instead                student has missed his chance to strike gold
                                                                                                 By Helen Dawson
                                                                                                                                                                     plastered the sticker on their car’s steering           in the Golden Arches competition.

     news brief                                                                                                                                                      wheel which, whilst cleaning out his car just
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           By Tamsin Duckett

                                         Campus Assaults                                                                                                                       the next step in democratic

                                                                                                               ev o t i n g
     Forget Jeeves, Get

     a Monkey Butler Instead                The man responsible for the assaults on campus was recently
                                         arrested and bailed. Label urges all students to take care when                                                                       evolution,
        Heroic troops who
     are injured fighting
                                         walking around campus at night. Please ensure you do not walk
                                         alone, and make sure somebody knows where you are at all times.                                                                       or a      security risk
     in Afghanistan and Iraq are         Overnight patrols will continue throughout campus and town and
                                                                                                                                                                                    hey’ve finally done it; af-    so long that many people were
     given monkeys to help them          detectives are working full time on the investigation.                                                                                     ter 13 years as the shad-      turned away. Other polling             T e c h n o l o g y
     carry out everyday tasks. The                                                                                                                                                  ow party, the Conserva-        stations stayed open an extra      analyst,     Ovum,        has
     monkeys, who are provided                                                                                                                                               tives are moving into Number          10 minutes, prompting outrage      argued that problems at
     by a charity, are fully trained     Best Children’s Books Revealed                                                                                                      10. On May 11, David Cam-             that the system is unfair and      polling stations ‘will lead
     to react when a laser pen is           We all have those favourite children’s books that make us                                                                        eron shook hands with HM              undemocratic and one station       to a reinvigorated push for
     shined. Corporal Tim Jeffers        reminisce about the good old days, but now the top 70 best                                                                          The Queen, as she asked               was so overwhelmed by the turn     E-voting’ and a pilot scheme
     received Webster when he            children’s books have been complied together as a part of Puffin’s                                                                  him to form a government, and         out that they ran out of ballot    was tried out in May 2007
                                         70th Anniversary. Puffin, the children’s book publisher, split the                                                                  the party has joined forces with      papers.                            by 5 local constituencies.
     lost his legs, right eye and
                                                                                                                                                                             the Liberal Democrats to form                                            However,      the      British
     part of a hand in Iraq. He          list into various categories, spanning from ‘mischief and mayhem’,
                                                                                                                                                                             a majority.                             The controversy has since        Electoral      Commission
     said ‘After six months in a         ‘weird and wonderful’ and ‘best blood and guts’, although the                                                                                                                                                has expressed concerns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   pushed forwards the debate on
     military hospital I struggled       infamous Roald Dahl takes up his own category of ‘Phizzwhizzers’.                                                                     But the election was not            remote, electronic voting, which   regarding security and it is
     with daily tasks like using         Amongst the top children’s books are classics such as Peepo! and                                                                    without its fair share of problems    would enable people to vote        as of yet unclear what will
     a TV remote. But Webster            Hairy Mclary.                                                                                                                       -    unprecedented           voting   anywhere. E-voting is already      happen.
     changed all that.’                                                                      By Meera Lakhani                                                                numbers resulted in queues            established in India, and the                    By Laura Cox
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   US is set to launch a similar
    Issue no.13 May 2010                                                                  LabelNews                                                                  sweNlebaL                                     system.

                                                                                                                 Models: Briony Lammas and Will Atkinson, Styled: by Jenny Francis, Photo: by Dave Bird
            Miss Loughborough
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Read the Newspaper in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Choose your paper wisely                TRUMP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This is perhaps biggest decision you need
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to make in this process. If you are an

    L   ast week the beautiful ladies   one of the organisers, said the       go to London for the grand final                                                                                                                                                                aspiring CEO, read the Financial Times.
        of Loughborough battled         winner should be photogenic           in July. Good luck to Abi in her                                                                                                                                                                Bit of a “leftie”? Then opt for the Guardian.
    it out to be crowned Miss           and attractive though will also       quest to become Miss England                                                                                                                                                                    Football fanatics would be ushered towards
    Loughborough 2010. Now the          have to show communication            and lets show this country how                                                                                                                                                                  The Mirror but if you want value for money
    winner Abi Hill, age 18, will go    skills, confidence and charm.         beautiful England really is!                                                                                                                                                                                                 good alternative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and intelligent features, a TRUMPS
                                                                                                                                                                                                          They hibernate during the winter months and appear
    through to the next stage of the                                                                                                                                                                      early summer to grace our world with their                          is The Times. Like it or not, people will
    competition and potentially win       Many     other      skills    are              By Charlotte Brewer                                                                                              aesthetically pleasing, model-cool looks. Frequenters               judge you on the paper you read, so
                                                                                                                                                                                                          of parks and other outdoor venues, the “In” couple’s
    the opportunity to represent        also tested throughout the                                                                                                                                        on-trend outfits are always the summer chic that we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              make sure you are comfortable with the
    this town on the national stage     competition, to find the girls who                                                                                                                                wish we could pull off. iPods charged with the 'yet to              associations. And remember, they’re all
    and even become Miss England        are not only the most beautiful,                                                                                                                                  be released' summer tunes - we get the feeling their                cheaper when you buy on campus.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          summer picnic is an invite-only affair...
    2010 herself.                       but are multi talented too.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            NAME: The “In” Couple                                             2. Pick your spot
      The competition was open            In June, Abi will compete in                                                                                                                                      HEIGHT: Perfect                                                   The location you read your paper has a
    to any young women aged 17-         the semi-finals at the prestigious                                                                                                                                                                                                    huge impact on your reading experience.
    24 who live, work or study in       Champneys        Springs.      The                                                                                                                                  INTELLIGENCE: 2:1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Camping out in a coffee shop with a latte
    Loughborough. Rhona Shafik,         winner of this round will then                                                                                                                                      HABITAT: Festivals                                                gives off an intellectual, business-like vibe,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              while lying in the park allows a more laid
                                                                                                                                                                                                            BEVERAGE: Sparkling Rose, Glasses x2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              back setting. Just make sure you are alone.

                                            k illed
                                                                                                                                                                                                            DEGREE: Her Design, Him Geography                                 Friends won’t be able to resist asking you

                                                                                                                                                                                                            SPECIAL SKILL: Effortless style, and the cool stroll              ‘What’s going on in the world?’, so remove
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              them from the equation.

                                         t h e cow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Prioritise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Decide what sections are important. Start
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              with business, migrate to the leading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              articles and then reward yourself with the

    L   oughborough        University
        Drama students have a
    long and successful history
                                           The      aim
                                        awareness of important
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sport/style for the friendlier pictures to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              words ratio.

    of performances, including a        environmental         global                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Be honest
    production of ‘The Full Monty’      issues, hopefully adding to                                                                                                                                                                                                           If you don’t have time to read it, don’t buy it.
    earlier this year. This May,        their current understanding of                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nobody wants to read yesterday’s news!
    finalist students took on a         these important topics. The play        The Loughborough
    different, more educational         was performed in a slapstick                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          By Paul Smith
                                                                              students spent the first                                                                                                                              Model: W
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ill Atkinson
    approach to their performances,     style, which expectantly struck a     half of their final year                                                                                                                                                   , Photo: D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ave Bird
    aiming to educate secondary         chord with the young audience,        researching and developing
    school students across the          making learning all the more          the play before they toured four
    East Midlands on the effects of     exciting and interesting.             schools across Leicestershire
    Global Warming through a fun                                              and Nottingham in the first two
    and innovative play.                   Before the performances,           weeks of May.
                                        Phoebe Allen and Georgina
      ‘Cluedo: Who killed the Cow?’     Davidson added, ‘We hope to                       By Lauren Brennan
    is a short production which         be able to educate pupils across
    was written and produced by         the region about the importance
    the students, based on the          of looking after our environment
    mysterious death of Daisy the       in a fun and humorous way,’ they
    Cow, which brought traditional      said. ‘To combine science and
    Cluedo characters to life.          drama in an educational piece
                                        of theatre is quite unusual.’

    Issue no.13 May 2010                                                                LabelNews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      keep on track
                lookbook                                                            of
 with thanks to...                                                                  the

                           Stylists         Hair Stylist
                      Cassie Worman         Carrie Haywood
                   Laura Mansbridge
                    Serene Husseini         LookBook Designers
                      Terri Higgins         Michelle Charlton
             Antoaneta Pepeldjiiska         Alice Schofield
                          Jo Wibrew
                        Nat Higgins         Locations
                       Clare Conroy         The Goose Club
                            Writers         Papa Simons
                       Lucy Hopkins         Powerbase
                   Rebecca Sampson          Loughborough Swimming Pool
                          Hatti Lee         Hipac

                      Photographers         Clothes Sources
                       Emily Kearns         New Look (01509 214175)
                          Dave Bird         Mary Mary (01509 232326)
                    Michael Sibbons         VR (01509 239147)
                                            Irish (01509 263327)
                          Publicity         HT Vintage Popup Store
                   Lindsey Braddock         (htvintagepopupstore.blogspot.com)

                                                                                    Photo: Dave Bird Models (L-R): Scott Hudson, Thomas Daviison-Pegon, Karina Drinkwater & James Palnier
                      Abigail White
                                            Prize Sources
                     Make-Up Artist         Mary Mary
                       Megan Oliver         Blush
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     S    he’s a fashion icon, a powerful business
     woman, and dating well-known celebrity hottie,
     Ken. How could the LookBook not give Barbie
     herself a mention?

        Launched in March 1959 by American
     businesswoman Ruth Handler, Barbie was the
     first children’s toy that recognized the gap in the
     market for adult-bodied dolls. She was named
     after Ruth’s daughter, Barbara, but her full name
     is Barbie Millicent Roberts – who knew? Barbie
     made her debut at the American International Toy
     Fair in New York City in March 1959, which is now
     celebrated as her birthday.

        The first ever Barbie doll was styled in a black
     and white zebra striped swimsuit, sported a
     topknot ponytail, and could be purchased as a
     blonde or brunette. Barbie was well ahead of her
     time in terms of business as she was one of the
     first toys whose marketing strategy was centred
     on T.V. advertisements. Figures show that sales of                                              love life has been pubic knowledge since the start
     Barbie Dolls have topped 1billion worldwide, and                                                of her relationship with male doll Ken (full name
     Mattel maintain that three Barbies are sold every                                               Ken Carson), who came on the scene in 1961. And
     second!                                                                                         we have been informed that, after a brief break
                                                                                                     up, they are now back together and happier than
         Her career has been pretty impressive: pilot,                                               ever.
     flight attendant, doctor, astronaut, vet, teacher,
     horse rider, zookeeper, actress and babysitter –                                                  Barbie has faced tough times over the years,
     to name a few! With her celebrity status, Barbie’s                                              most notably being heavily criticised for advocating
                                                                                                     an unrealistically super-slim body image for her
                                                                                                     young consumers. In 1997 she adopted a new
                                                                                                     improved figure with a wider waist to combat this
                                                                                                     bad press.

                                                                                                        Barbie celebrated her 50th birthday in 2009,
                                                                                                     with a pink-tastic party which included a runway
                                                                                                     show in New York styled by top name designers
                                                                                                     including Diane von Fürstenberg, Vera Wang,
                                                                                                     Calvin Klein, Bob Mackie, and Christian Louboutin.
                                                                                                     This fashion goddess has been awarded multiple
                                                                                                     tributes for her contributions to the toy world with
                                                           Model: Madison Hughes, Photo: Dave Bird

                                                                                                     artist Andy Warhol painting her picture in 1985
                                                                                                     and a portion of Times Square NYC being named
                                                                                                     ‘Barbie Boulevard ‘ in 1974.

                                                                                                        Cultural icon. Fashionista. Legend. All we know
                                                                                                     is, if we look that good at 50, we’ll be more than
                                                                                                                                      By Jenny Francis

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                                       Photo: Michael Sibbons & Emily Kearns
                                                                                      Maxidress by Mary Mary
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                                              Models: Julia Gittins & Will Atkinson

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 Outfit Design: Cassie Worman

                                     Model: Grace Doran
                                                          Have your cake and eat it
                Photo: Michael Sibbons

                 Dress Illustration: Danielle Lilley

A Bit Sketchy
                                                                                                                                                                                             GOOD, BAD AND
                                                                                                                                                                                             CELEB FASHION:
                             §                                                                       BEST
     P    ick up a copy of Vogue, InStyle or GQ Magazine                                             Chuck Bass – Gossip Girl

                                                             Model: Jenny Francis Photo: Dave Bird
     and what do you find? Designer labels. Not that this                                            The first male in our line-up and Chuck just oozes style. His quirkiness
     isn’t the place for them but when scouting out styles                                           adds spice to the same old suits of the Upper East Side. Favouring
     in these magazines, as a student it can be hard                                                 daring and bold colours (yellow, purple) he is an obvious choice for
     to feel fashionable when your clothes budget is a                                               the best dressed, and of course the perfect companion for Blair.
     big fat minus number. This fortnight we’re all about
     style, and when we have been scouting campus                                                    Gabriella Solis – Desperate Housewives
     we have witnessed some absolute gems of outfits                                                 This desperate housewife may have swapped modelling for domestic
     emerging from the likes of the union, dining halls                                              bliss in Wisteria Lane, but she definitely hasn’t swapped D&G for
     and even our fickle friend the Pilkington! Does a                                               C&A! Proud of her petite yet curvy figure, she flaunts her assets
     student need to be maxing out theirs - and most                                                 to the best of her ability and much to Carlos’ annoyance! She may
     likely their parents’ - bank balances all in the name                                           seem materialistic on the surface but as a mother of two, Gabriella
     of a label? It appears not. With Jack Wills dubbing                                             knows how to dress for life.
     themselves ‘University Outfitters’, and our recent
     research under our belts, we beg to differ!                                                     Betty Suarez – Ugly Betty
                                                                                                     Perhaps in the days of the awful blue and orange poncho Betty
     Yes, designer clothes look good. Yes, they feel                                                 would have been in our worst dressed list, however, she has slowly
     good. And yes, if we bothered to do the lottery                                                 transitioned from a geeky assistant to junior editor of MODE.
     - in order to win it - we would live in them... but                                             Through her unique sense of style and optimistic attitude Betty is a
     with high-street stores at the top of their fashion                                             great example of beauty inside and out.
     game, vintage clothing outlets popping up all over
     the UK and charity shops churning out what can
     only be described as miracle bargains, we believe
     that putting together that outfit-of-dreams is bang
     on budget. No excuses. Get rummaging and next
     time you’re considering substituting a meal or night
     out for funding that designer item, think again!

                                        By Sophie Virtue
                                                                                                                                          Simon Cowell
                                                                                                                                          Although one of the wealthiest reality TV stars in Britain and America,
                                                                                                                                          he’s not exactly ‘Top of the Pops’ in the world of fashion. His crew
                                                                                                                                          neck grey and black jumpers styled with jeans are okay for the
                                                                                                                                          everyday, but unfortunately not for TV.

                                                                                                                                          Will – The Inbetweeners
                                                                                                                                          If you thought the suit and briefcase look was bad, Will really outdid
                                                                                                                                          himself with his vest top. Most certainly not appropriate attire for
                                                                                                                                          a party, and more like something you would expect Take That to

                                                                                                                                          Sue Sylvester – Glee
                                                                                                                                          Wearing matching tracksuit top and bottoms was never a good look
                                                                                                                                          for anyone. So when a middle aged woman decides to do it, the
                                                                                                                                          outcome can only be disastrous. This is one cringe-worthy look.
                                                                                                                                          Cover your eyes kids!

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             After a long, bitterly cold winter, summer is fast approaching
             which means that the festival season is almost upon us. It’s
           that time of year when thousands of music worshippers come
             together to watch hundreds of music acts take to the stage.
              So why not dance to your favourite band in style? A festival
                  requires you to pack lightly, so make sure you pack the
                   following essentials. Celebrities, such as Sienna Miller,
                           have proved that boho chic is a timeless festival
                  favourite. Ladies, think floral print dresses, embellished
                  headbands and gladiator sandals, as well as wellington
                    boots and a parka to prevent the rain from dampening
                        your festival experience. Gentlemen, skinny jeans,
                            a checked shirt and biker boots will ensure that
                          you will not be upstaged by your favourite bands.
                              Remember to drink responsibly and enjoy the
                         festival season, before winter decides to make an
                                                      By Samantha Rodgers
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jon McClure           Henry Beardshaw           Ellie Goulding            Sam McTrusty

                                Music artists and fashion go hand in hand.
                                  Once you have a strong and devoted fan
                                       base, why not encourage them to put
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reverend and the      Manero: “I’d never        “I wouldn’t really know   Twin Atlantic: “Where
                                         more money into your wallet with a
                                         clothing range? Many music artists                                                                                                                       Makers: “I once had   actually wear this        what to say for my        do I start! Shell suits

                                                                                    Photography: Melinda Barbi www.melindabarbi.deviantart.com, Section Design: Rachel McCloy and Sarah Reaney
                                              are latching onto this, creating                                                                                                                    a Sweater Shope       myself, but seeing        own mistake, but it’s     have never really
                                            their own style and aura through                                                                                                                      jumper once...        blokes in All Saints      my sister’s birthday      been a great look,
                                                 a reflection of themselves in                                                                                                                    F*****g horrible      jeans tucked into a       coming up soon and        and flip-flops with
                                                                         clothes.                                                                                                                 mate, worst thing     pair of builder’s boots   she wanted me to get      jeans just seems so
                                                         Many musicians have                                                                                                                      I’ve ever worn”       is horrendous”            her some Jack Wills       impractical. Don’t your
                                                  decided to create their own                                                                                                                                                                     clothes. I guess that’s   feet get cold?”
                                                      clothing line; a reflection                                                                                                                                                                 not particularly cool
                                                     of their soaring ego most                                                                                                                                                                    is it?”
                       probably. Liam Gallagher’s ‘Pretty Green’ clothing
                   the most obvious choice in that scenario. When does
                  buying a green parker or cricket-style hat as a fashion                                                                                                                        In order to avoid
                  choice ever become a good idea? And now ASOS are                                                                                                                               the above fashion
                      teaming up with Paul Weller for clothes influenced                                                                                                                         errors, Label Music
                     by him. I personally cannot think of anything worse                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lorenzo Sillitto
                      than encouraging any more mullets on this planet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 encourages all                                                                The Temper Trap: “I
                        Most ridiculous of all is Madonna allowing her 13                                                                                                                        Loughborough                                                                  once wore guyliner
                            year old daughter Lourdes to release her own                                                                                                                         students to work                                                              which was a huge
                        range of clothes. Originally named ‘Material Girl’,                                                                                                                      their wares on Vice                                                           mistake! Clothing
                         this is supposed to target young girls at school –                                                                                                                      Style’s new website.                                                          wise, anything to do
                          not really the blooming, style-conscious market.                                                                                                                       Magic and all things                                                          with Ed Hardy is a
                                  In this day and age where we are a slave                                                                                                                       pleasurable can                                                               crime”
                                to being trendy and fashionable, will we all                                                                                                                     be found at http://
                               eventually succumb to Lady Gaga’s wishes                                                                                                                          vicestyle.com.
                           and resort to strolling around in our underwear,                                                                                                                      Honest.
                                   setting our tits alight and displaying coke
                                     cans in our hair? If she ever decides to
                              release a clothing line, I dread to think of the
                                                           By Stephanie Wood

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jean-etic Style?
     T   he supermarket magazine aisle projects            So maybe it is only the passive and easily

                                                                                                                Photography: Melinda Barbi www.melindabarbi.deviantart.com, Design: Rachel McCloy
         millions of different images of the            persuaded individuals who can be manipulated                                                                                                                                                                        ‘Fashions fade.
     ‘perfected body’. All publications illustrate      to feel as though they should look a certain way                                                                                                                                                                    Style is eternal’
     the same images of the ideal figure along with     simply because they are told to do so. Yet, it is                                                                                                                                                                   Yves Saint Laurent
     articles and instructions of how to achieve        almost impossible to avoid these images and there
     them. The media now believe that they are so       seems to be a worryingly increasing voyeuristic
     powerful that their audience will believe and      element to the media industry that now follow
     follow everything that they are told; the sad      almost any A list celebrity (or B list, or C list...)

     reality is that they are right.                    and depict any minor difference on their body to
                                                        the point where they are put down for showing
        T.V. programmes, films and particularly         an ounce of wobble. This may suggest that most                                                                                                                                                                               ... A make-
     magazines feed us these images of women            people will always notice body image and thrust                                                                                                                                                                   up bag courtesy of Blush
     as model-like skinny rakes or glamorous            others to become overly aware of their own.                                                                                                                                                                       Cosmetics!
     hourglasses, whilst we see men with                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Which blog did Label Style
     washboard abs or hulk-like figures - this             Of course, with so much significance being                                                                                                                                                                     focus Issue 10 on this year?
     unrealistic representation of the body             held on body image maybe it is unavoidable to                                                                                                                                                                     Email answer to
     is leading to dangerous levels of self             feel continuously inferior to these airbrushed-to-
     consciousness in their readers. A false sense of   perfection models. While Label highlights the fact
     hope is raised in an audience who desire and       that style can be achieved whatever you look like,                                                                                                                                                                styleissue@labelmag.co.uk
     believe that they can look the same. And, of       not all mediums act in such a way. These ideals
                                                                                                                                                                                                    With recycling coming majorly
     course, some go to great extremes to achieve       will never change and neither will the reception
                                                                                                                                                                                                    back into fashion, one
     this. Many of the models we see in fashion         of them. Maybe this narcissistic destruction is
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Loughborough Uni student
     magazines are severely thin suggesting that        just a consequence of the media’s obsession with
                                                                                                                                                                                                    took it upon herself to organise
     they eat very little. Easily influenced viewers    control.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    an ‘alternative car boot’
     will imitate this to look the same and thus
                                                                                                                                                                                                    for students. Nicola Clifton
     “fashionable”.                                                                       By Becky Thelwell
                                                                                                                                                                                                    is fundraising for Raleigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                    International and states “I
        It is not only the female orientated
                                                                                                                                                                                                    wanted to do something a
     magazines that employ these spectacles of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    bit different to your average
     perfect woman. Most men’s magazines also
                                                                                                                                                                                                    fundraiser, and I had so much
     flaunt photographs of scantily clad females
                                                                                                                                                                                                    stuff, that I thought it could
     with miniature waists and massive boobs - a
                                                                                                                                                                                                    work.” The ‘Fashion Rocks’         would buy it regardless of the
     ratio which is not easy to attain.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    vintage sale was held in Room      label’
     Conversely, it is not only women who
                                                                                                                                                                                                    One on May 10th and there
     are made to feel this way. Ever-increasing
                                                                                                                                                                                                    were bargains a plenty. But it     ‘If you don’t wear something
     impressions of muscle-bound male celebrities
                                                                                                                                                                                                    got me thinking about the other    in the first three days after
     haunt those who do not inhabit their gym.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    things we recycle in fashion.      purchase... you never will.
     While advertisements such as Beckham’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Is style genetic? Or do you        Unless it’s for a specific
     iconic Armani classic with those white briefs
                                                                                                                                                                                                    develop it of your own accord?     occasion. ’
     or the “Absolut Hunk” in Sex and the City are
     clearly focused on a feminine spectators
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vintage is in, so maybe you        ‘Blue and green should never
     and are only belittling to their entire male
                                                                                                                                                                                                    should start raiding your          be seen.’
     audience. Except maybe David Beckham...and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    parent’s wardrobes for some
     the Absolut hunk.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    classic pieces and picking their   ‘Always keep your top button
                                                                                                                                                                                                    brains for some style tips. I      done up when wearing a tie.’
                                                                                                                                                                                                    asked around Loughborough                                             don’t stay in fashion long”
                                                                                                                                                                                                    student body “What style tips      ‘It’s not a bargain unless you
                                                                                                                                                                                                    have you learnt which have         are going to wear it.’             “Learn what colours look good
                                                                                                                                                                                                    stayed with you?”                                                     on you. Stick to your palette”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “If you don’t know HOW to wear
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Things you may have heard          it- Dont wear it.”                 “Be original”
                                                                                                                                                                                                    your parents say....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “Show legs or boobs- never         “Always draw attention to your
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ‘Less is always more...            both”                              waist.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                    make-up, that is’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “Shop in Charity Shops to be       We all adhere to fashion rules.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ‘Never wear more than two          unique”                            Stretch them to suit you!
                                                                                                                                                                                                    trends at the same time.’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “be yourself- be creative”                         By Lucy Hopkins
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ‘Before buying designer
                                                                                                                                                                                                    fashion, ask yourself if you       “Be cautious buying prints- they

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           nce again, the talented Stage Society folk                                                                                       and should co
           have outdone themselves; this term putting
     on a highly successful production of Grease,
     which saw the Cope Auditorium packed-out on all
                                                                                                                                             The UK’s biggest heavy-rock
     three performance nights. Directorial trio Sophie
                                                                                                                                             festival comes to Donington
     Barber, Kelly Townsend and Emily Wrigglesworth
                                                                                                                                             Park on 11th June, headlined
     – after the stress of finding last-minute extra seats
                                                                                                                                             by AC/DC, Rage Against the
     – certainly pulled off something special, which no
                                                                                                                                             Machine and Aerosmith. To
     doubt was a pleasure to watch and call their own.
                                                                                                                                             win two tickets for the
        Perfectly cast in the leading roles as Danny and
                                                                                                                                             festival, just come up with
     Sandy were James Canavan and Abbie Minnock
                                                                                                                                             a witty caption to the
     who did not disappoint. Canavan had Danny’s
                                                                                                                                             photograph from last year’s
     attitude down to a fine art, whilst Minnock’s gentle

                                                                                                                                             event, emailing it to the
     and beautiful singing voice was reminiscent of                ash in? Of course. In the case of the
                                                                                                                                             aforementioned address under
     Olivia Newton-John’s performance in the ’78 film              World Cup though, it’s more a case of
                                                                                                                                             the title: DOWNLOAD. For
     version of the play.                                    if they didn’t, they’d be more stupid than
                                                                                                                                             further Download information,
        Helen Barnett and Francis Cremona, who return        cynically money grubbing. It helps that this
                                                             is a good game. Not, rather, an annoying
                                                                                                                                             an exclusive Label interview
     to the stage after last term’s production of The Full
                                                             advert on television where Cereal and
                                                                                                                                             with Download founder Andy
     Monty, were certainly a highlight of the show for
                                                             Milk let “us” know “we” can “win” it in the
                                                                                                                                             Copping can be found on the
     their humorous depiction of the volatile relationship
                                                             summer.                                                                         Label Music blog.
     between Rizzo and Kenickie, as well as their
     respective outstanding vocal performances in               It’s fast paced, and counter attacks are
     There Are Worse Things I Could Do and Greased           lethal. Teams are far too easy to stretch, but
     Lightening.                                             if you’re playing against a friend, then the
       A final special mention must go to Cat Tighe for      end to end nature of play makes games that
     her incredible job with the choreography which          much more involving. “Get back!” Too late.
     brought the entire Auditorium to life with energy -     Goal.
     most notably when the entire 36-person cast were           You’ll still get infuriated when the referee                                                                                        Located on
     thrashing out the hand-jive in super quick time         awards a free kick for a shoulder barge, and                                                                                          eight miles of
     which must have taken weeks to perfect!                 advantage still isn’t perfect, with play for                                                                                        sandy beach and
                                                             instance too frequently being called back                                                                                         considered a ‘mas-
                                           By Alex Neale     once it’s been played.                                                                                                          sive success’ by
                                                                The presentation is fantastic, from the in-                                                                                Clash magazine, Beach
                                                             tournament menus to the way the camera                                                                                     Breaks is taking place
                                                             sweeps around the stadium pre match. It                                                                                between the 14-18th of June.
                                                             does a good job of making each match in                                                                   Headlined by Vampire Weekend, Plan B and
                                                             your campaign feel pretty special. Still, it’s                                                Calvin Harris, Beach Breaks 2010 is hoping to confirm
                                                             £40, and the gameplay iterations since FIFA                                        why it won the ‘Best British Small Festival’ award last year. To
                                                             10 will all be there and perhaps more fully                                     stand a chance of getting your hands on two tickets for the South
                                                             realised come FIFA 11 in a few months.                                          Wales event, just answer this simple question: On which BBC show
                                                                                                                                             did Beach Breaks feature in 2007 when in search of financial invest-
                                                                                          By Mark Stones                                     ment? Answers to be emailed to the above address under the title:

 Issue no. 13 May 2010                                                            LabelCulture
                                                                                                                                                         d Luck to you all!                                          31
                            freefest                                                                                                 F      rom     the     grand

   32                                                                                                                                       opening by JAZZ
                                                                                                                                       untill the tender tones of
                                                                                                                                      Majama’s voice. This was

              T    he morning started off as
                   a cold and miserable one;
              the weather representing the
                                                                                                                                      the two days of varied and
                                                                                                                                     voluminous enjoyment that
                                                                                                                                    was the acoustic stage.
              general mood in the waking                                                                                           There was a lot to be said
              hours of Freefest 2010 outside                                                                                     for the acts that made the
              the dance stage, or ‘The Bus’                                                                                    music worth staying for, despite
              as it had been coined in a Dub-                                                                                some poor weather! The audience
              boro blog. When newbie DJs                                                                                described the acts on display as
              DJ SK and Hulse opened Dub-                                                                 everything from; ‘Intense’ and ‘exciting’ to ‘gnarly’,
              boro’s account for the second                                                               ‘soulful’ and ‘relaxing’. Label was there throughout
              year running, not many were                                                                 to catch everything the audience had to say, but
              in attendance as the Saturday                                                               first the artists were eager to let you know ‘What’s
              night’s hangovers had not been                                                              Going On’ as Mr Gaye would say...
              forgotten. ‘The Bus’ eased out a
              bit of minimal dub-step out to the                                                             A pleasantly surprised SYKES benefitted from
              first few lonely bystanders outside JC’s trying to                                          the poor weather as people moved inside to sample
              ignore the weather and believe it was truly mid-                                            the delights of the FringeFest, Julia commented, “A
              festival season. As Goli and Ashburner came to                                              lot of the crowd came in from outside, it was really
              the decks, a small crowd began to gather and                                                cold so they came to us ... I think we were quite
              heads began to nod as a few popular tunes                                                   lucky”. Unnecessary modesty? Hell no: “We’re also
              began to lift the spirits of those in attendance.                                           pretty good so I think that’s a bit of it” continues
                                                                                                          Kristian, after packing out Piazza.
                Senate are a huge Loughborough favourite,
              and got the crowd aroused with the                                                             The incredibly popular and apparently ‘smooth’
              anticipation building up to what could be said                                              Jamie Snooks was very reciprocating where the
              as the headlining act of the day. The crowd                                                 fan love was concerned saying “it’s nice to have
              was now steadily becoming more entranced                                                    a few of your friends there watching you play. But
              by the tunes, as Loughborough’s ‘Father of                                                  I’ve seen some new faces as well.” His main gift
              Dubstep’ took his place atop the ‘Bus’ at the                                               to the fans though was his music, described by
              tables. Pasquale was undoubtedly a hit among                                                himself as “Acoustic, kind of fast flowing indie.”
              the crowd as his fresh new age, dance-hall orientated dubstep                               With a funky and slightly feminine hip wiggle.
              blared from the speakers invigorating the crowd. The commotion
              caused from the new found life in the crowd attracted more                                      Equally popular thanks to the depth of feeling in
              and more a fan to see what all the commotion was about. The
              energy carried on throughout and by the end of the set the crowd
                                                                                         acoustic stage   every one of her songs is the ‘LiveandUnsigned’
                                                                                                          semi-finalist; Womba Luwaya, whose appreciation
              seemed exhausted with all newcomers pleased by this new                                     of the songs is as intense as the songs themselves
dance stage

              sound they had heard. But just when they thought it was over,                               “ I like Crazy (Gnarls Barkley cover), I think crazy is
              Mike Mases (another Dub-Boro resident) opened up with one                                   a really crazy song to sing, I love that. I like About
              Sub Focus’s Could This be Real leaving the audience without                                 a Boy because that’s really close to my heart. I like
              a moment to catch their breath.                                                             them for different reasons.”

                All in all Dub-Boro outdid themselves again as they were one                                Even the best things have to come to an end
              of the more popular arenas of Freefest. They have a knack of                                and as the closing artist Majama came off stage,
              adapting to their surroundings and creating an atmosphere that                              we had our last chat of the festival and she couldn’t
              brings everyone who likes a good time together and hence the                                have summed up the weekend at the acoustic
              reason Dj Mag has put Dub-boro nights in the top 10 nights to                               stage any better. “I love it, its fun. The audience
              go to in Britain. They host their final party at the Union on the                           give you something back while you’re singing”.
              17th June with an astonishing host of headlining acts.
                                                                                                                                               By Jamie Smith
                                                                   By Liam Levin

      Issue no. 13 May 2010                                                        LabelMusic             cisuMlebaL
             Crutch Craze...                            No, currently this title belongs to the simple pair of                                                                              Tour de
     Contrary to popular belief -                       crutches. What was once simply seen as a helping

     The current ‘must have’ fashion                    hand to those suffering from injury has now become
     accessory at Loughborough is not                   the thing to be seen with around campus. Rumour
                                                        has it that the NHS will soon be supplying coloured
     a pair of flip flops, nor is it the                pairs for those who cannot possibly match their
     latest offering from the Jack Wills                outfits to the bog-standard grey...
     summer handbook.                                        And as soon as you spot your first pair, you
                                                        can’t help but notice the hundreds of other injuries
                                                        that us students of a top sporting university
                                                        continually put ourselves at risk of. After crutches
                                                        come slings, plaster casts, and even just over-the-
                                                        top strapping. With this many players injured, how

                                                                                                                 Section Design by Joe Harrison-Dunn and Jennifer Noon
                                                        exactly do we keep winning?!
                                                             It’s got to the point when the crutches are even
                                                        being taken out to FND and then handed into the

                                                        cloakroom once people have realised that, no matter
                                                        how injured you are, this will stop not stop others

                                                        pushing into you and pouring nasty down your front.
                                                        Just admit defeat!
                                                             Really injured or just jumping on the
                                                        bandwagon? You decide...

                                                                                         // By Katie Ferguson

                             5 mins with...                                                                                                                                    This year’s Tour de France is just
                                                                                                                                                                               around the corner. The big race is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to wear the green jersey for two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         days in a row. The Polka-dot jersey

                                   SebaStian Foy
                                                                                                                                                                               due to start on Saturday 3rd June,        is given to the rider who is deemed
                                                                                                                                                                               so I have decided to take a closer        to be the ‘King of the Mountains’,
                                                                                                                                                                               look at the jerseys the cyclists wear     judged on their performance at the
     A bet was made. Sebastian Foy, Loughborough’s      whAt’s next?                                                                                                           and attempt to find out why.              summit of each hill or pass. This
     Cross Country Vice-Captain, was promised an                                                                                                                                    It is quite well known that the      award was created in 1933 but
                                                        I’m a terrible track athlete, but I’d like to break
     interview in Label should he place in the top 50                                                                                                                          race leader wears a yellow jersey;        the white and red polka-dot jersey
                                                        four minutes for 1500m. I also want to try and
     at the National Cross Country Championships        make the European team for cross country.                                                                              a trend that started in 1919 as a         was not introduced until 1975. The
     in Leeds. A 48th placing followed and, although                                                                                                                           tribute to the yellow paper of Auto       white jersey is awarded to the best
     stewards questioned whether he had ran the         Aims for bucs?                                                                                                         Magazine who were the founders            performer in the youth division, so it
     whole race, the interview took place...                                                                                                                                   of the competition in 1903. After         is riders under the age of 25 who can
                                                        I came top 20 last year, so hopefully top 10 this
                                                        year. And obviously bring home a                                                                                       the yellow jersey, the second most        wear this jersey. This is the newest
     Describe yourself in three worDs                                                                                                                                          prestigious colour is green. This is      of the jerseys, as it was introduced
                                                        Loughborough Gold.
     Lazy, romantic and always late...                                                                                                                                         awarded to the rider with the highest     in 1975. It was then withdrawn in
                                                        AnD there’s tAlk thAt A greAt new                                                                                      point total, so this is often worn by a   1989 but re-introduced in 1999.
     Any compArisons between you AnD                    cAptAin will leAD the cross country                                                                                    rider who prefers the sprint sections
     your nAmesAke, seb coe?                            squAD next yeAr. how will he fAre?                                                                                     of the race.                                              // By Euan Parsons
     I was actually named after Seb Coe! My uncles      He’ll be there through the thick and thin. I                                                                                In 2009, The Isle of Man’s Mark
     Steve Cram, and when my parents called me          think he’ll lead us to BUCS gold which is what                                                                         Cavendish became the first Briton
     Sebastian, he didn’t speak to them for a month!    Loughborough’s all about.
                                                                                         // By Ben Snowball                                                                                                                                                       35
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                                   lmost 3,000 die hard Loughborough fans                                              oughborough Sunday Athletics Fry-up

                                                                                    FRY UP
                                   turned out to watch the 2nd of the three “I AM                                      It may have been the sunniest May weekend
                              LUFBRA” events in what was a highly charged                                          many have known but it was Jessica Ennis

                              Dan James Memorial Rugby Match, featuring                                            who lit up proceedings at the Loughborough
                              Loughborough Students and the England Under                                          International Athletics. The final part of the
                              20s, playing in their last warm up match before                                      IAMLUFBRA series provided glistening
                              they embark on a Junior World Cup campaign                                           entertainment for every single member of the

                              to Argentina. Loughborough, of course, were                                          bumper crowd that filled the HiPAC Hill. LABEL
                              looking to overcome the odds once more after an                                      Sport intermingled with the hottest sporting talent
                              epic 23-20 victory over the same opposition last                                     the UK has to offer…
                              year.                                                                                   Jessica Ennis, Heptathlon World Champion,

                                    After the pre-match formalities were over,                                     looked in imperious form when winning the 100m
                              Loughborough started the match brightly taking                                       hurdles 12.85 and the High-Jump 1.93m gracing
                              an early 3-0 lead following a penalty by fly half                                    the sun-kissed track with the confidence a British
                              Matt Keville. The partisan crowd was then sent                                       World Champion should. Ennis commented, “I
               Loughborough   into raptures when Burgess crossed to score                                          come to Loughborough most years and love
               chances        in the corner, only to see the touch judge’s flag
                              raised for a foot in touch. A string of penalties
                                                                                                                   competing here. It’s good to have consistency
                                                                                                                   and confidence heading into heptathlons.
                              from the home side lead to good field position for                                   Obviously it’s nice to have great weather today
                              the England U20s and subsequently three tries.                                       but Loughborough plays a great role in the
                                      Wingers Christian Wade and Marcus                                            preparation for a couple of years time.”
                              Watson both scored tries coming from impressive                                            After a disappointing 4th place finish in the
                              expansive play and a one for prop Joe Marler                                         3000m, Lisa Dobriskey was in her ever-cheerful
                              following some battering ram style antics through                                    mood. “The conditions are lovely, it’s such a nice
                              the heart of the Loughborough defence knocked                                        day. I can’t complain about the conditions at all.”
                              the wind out of Loughborough. England’s                                              She did however complain that the disappointing
                              dominance was clear to see on the scoreboard,                                        performance was affected by a two week
                              and with Fly-Half Freddie Burns on fine form, they                                   absence due to an Achilles problem.
                              went into the break leading 24-6 up.                                                 Rooney may be a name chanted about a lot this
                                    The second half began as a cagey                                               summer, but Loughborough’s talismanic athlete,
                              affair, and neither team managed to apply                                            Martyn Rooney, proved he has his own scorching
                              enough territorial pressure to convert to high                                       style. He however felt his performance was
                              point scoring opportunities. Nonetheless, it                                         “pretty poor”. He added, “46.10s was too slow. It’s
                              was Loughborough’s traditional second half                                           beautiful weather so it’s OK for the sprinters but
                              confidence that led to captain Will Warden                                           the wind for the 400m - it’s not good!”
                              clawing back five points for the maroons. After                                            You may remember John Motson’s comment
                              60 minutes of intense rugby, the lights went out                                     for Wayne Rooney’s first Premier League goal.
                              on Loughborough’s hopes of a fight back, quite                                       Well here’s my own version; “Remember the
                              literally, when the 1XV pitch was plunged into                                       name Jodie Williams”. A success in the 200m in
                              darkness following a floodlight failure.                                             the 11th fastest time by any athlete in the world
                                    The match continued long enough to allow                                       is impressive enough until you realise Williams
                              Jonny May to extend England’s advantage but                                          is still only 16. She said, “I’ve had a really good
                              that was to be the last action of the match, when                                    winter and I knew I was ready to run this week
                              the referee invited the captains to shake hands                                      but I am in absolute shock and amazement to run

                              and abandon the match in the 65th minute.                                            22.80, it’s a new PB.”

                                                     // By Richard Gayton and               The conditions are     To view the full interviews and scores, check out
                                                                                                                   the LABEL Sport Blog from the media section at
                                                                 Michael Baker                 lovely, it’s such   lufbra.net.
                                                                                                  a nice day”
                                                                                                                                                      // By Ed White

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     F           ashion is always changing. From
     catwalk to High Street there are always new styles
     floating about. Likewise in sports, athletes are
     becoming more and more adventurous when it
                                                           MancheSter United away kit’
                                                           This Manchester United kit caused much
                                                           controversy during its short time on the pitch. In
                                                           one match against Southampton, they were trailing
     comes to their sporting style; sometimes it works     3-0 at half time. Alex Ferguson made the entire
     and other times... well, it just doesn’t!             team change their kit because he stated that they
                                                           blended in too much with the crowd. They lost the
     Florence “Flo Jo” GriFFith- Joyner and the            match 3-1 and Ferguson blamed the kit for their
     Lycra Suits. The 100 and 200-metre record             below par performance... sore loser perhaps?
     holder sparked much controversy surrounding
     her premature death but the American was also         real brotherS - david beckhaM and abel
     known for her outrageous track outfits that were      Xavier Sporting styles don’t just stop at clothing. A
     crafted by herself. Here she is sporting a metallic   sporting star’s hair also causes much discussion.
     silver and gold full length Lycra suit (one of many   The former LA Galaxy teammates are just as
     in her vibrant collection!).                          experimental as each other when it comes to hair.
                                                           Both have once opted for the brilliant blonde hair
     roGer Federer and the Infamous No.15 Jacket           and the disastrous cornrow look. Stick to your day
     As well as being known as the greatest tennis         job boys.
     player of all time, Roger Federer is also known
     for his classy fashion both on and off court. Even    Serena williaMS
     so, he has made some tactless fashion errors,         Undoubtedly one of the strongest women’s tennis
     one being his no.15 jacket made before he won         player of all time - the younger Williams sister
     his 15th Grand Slam title. Call it confidence or      definitely has a future in fashion after her career
     cockiness, Andy Roddick at least made sure he         ends. Let’s hope she doesn’t attempt to bring back
     didn’t win too easily.                                the beaded hair look!
                                                                                         // By Daniella Kerson

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