The St Andrews Charities Campaign raises hundreds of thousands of pounds for three amazing charities each year. We spoke with Julianna Joss, the Postgraduate Coordinator of the St Andrews Charities Campaign, to learn more about what they do. What she feels is quite remarkable is that these charities are selected by students, thus giving us a connection to initiatives and events throughout the year (RAG Week, Catwalk, Race2, just to name a few) that benefit these good causes. This past year, the student body elected their local charity: Families First, their national charity: Scottish Refugee Council, and their international charity, Save the Children. As the 2017-2018 academic year draws to a close, they are looking for their next charities to support – one international, one national and one local charity.
Earlier this week the Owl Eyes Informer sat down with Caitlin Krause, co-director of Label, to talk about their brand, the fashion show this spring and the importance of representation within the busy landscape of the St Andrews fashion season.
Having never attended a DONT WALK Charity Fashion Show before, I was excited to see if the real event could actually live up to all the publicity hype. With copious amounts of sponsored Lanson champagne free for guests, an array of designer fashion on the catwalk, and music performances that had the entire place buzzing, DONT WALK 2018 exceeded all expectations. The event was a hybrid of fashion and future, with an atmosphere, an energy, that was simply electrifying.
The charity fashion show DONT WALK is having its model castings this coming Friday and Saturday. Auditions are inevitably a nerve-racking experience, but if you give it a shot, you may be able to be a part of a truly exceptional organization, one which has always aroused intriguing discourse through its creative visions.
By the time you hit 4th year it’s easy to see the mass of charitable balls and fundraising events as going through the motions, throwing money at a multitude of issues we don’t fully understand. Yet as we reach into the new semester, raising awareness alongside donations is once again coming to the fore. I spoke to Emily Miller, co-founder of the Amina Society, about their endeavours to overcome this detachment with their fledgling society.
This year’s SITARA* fashion show promised to be bigger and better than ever, and it definitely delivered. I had no idea what to expect as I arrived at the marquee at Station Park on the grounds of the Madras Rugby pitches. I was told repeatedly that SITARA* was very different to the other St Andrews fashion shows—in its artistry, in its aims, in the crowd it attracted and in the overall character of the night. Having never been to any other St Andrews fashion show, I came with an open mind, excited to see what all of this year’s hype had been about.
If you were confused about the sudden appearance of hundreds of dirndls and lederhosen yesterday afternoon, we can explain.
For such a small town, the Bubble has a buzzing and remarkably diverse social calendar. As St Andrews students we’re incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to attend some incredibly unique and professionally executed events, and Oktoberfest is certainly no exception.
What do you do when you’re forced to choose between a day in the library with an essay or a day at Kinkell helping a male model dress? Well as a self-confessed fashion junkie, I think you can see which option I took (The male models held absolutely no appeal, honest.)