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.)
If any of you were wondering what that strange sound was last night coming from the direction of 1 Golf Place, it was the sound of Under Canvas 2015 officially kicking off. For £3, we got a small but very sweet taste of what to expect on April 25th. If you missed out, be sure to get yourself to ticket sales because if last night was any indication, it will undoubtedly be a night to remember.
On Saturday night, FS kicked off the St Andrews fashion scene with this year’s show, Eyes Wide Shut. The large-scale charity fundraiser was brought back to Lower College Lawn for an evening of champagne, music, models, fashion and high spirits.
As I sit here writing this preview, I’m acutely aware of the fact that as a fourth year, my time in our beloved little bubble is coming all too quickly to an end. As such, I plan to spend the next few months ticking off all the remaining items on my St Andrews bucket list (finally play some golf, climb St Rule’s Tower, step on the PH, etc). There are a few things that appear on my list two, three, or four times however, because I simply couldn’t get enough of them. Under Canvas is one of those things. The other 649 people who came last year will agree: there’s nothing else like it.