• Beauty,  Culture

    One Shade Too Dark

    By Kaveena Anantha-Siva and Vaishnavi Ragipani | UNSW FABSOC Colourism is discrimination by skin colour which permeates intraracial communities where the privilege of lighter skin cements inequalties in opportunities, success and wealth. The following piece stems from our personal experiences as dark skinned South Asians and our relationship with beauty and self acceptance. We acknowledge that our specific experiences may…

  • Beauty,  Culture,  Fashion

    Black Culture’s Influence on Fashion Today

    By Alyssa Cimino | UNSW FABSOC If I had to describe 2020 in one word, it would probably be extraordinary. Fortunately, in Sydney, we’re now able to return to our usual routines – just with lots of hand sanitiser, masks and social distancing! However, for the time that we were all staying at home, it really did feel like the…

  • Fashion,  Philanthropy

    Environmentally Conscious Fashion: Upcycling

    By Alyssa Cimino | UNSW FABSOC When we think about climate change and environmental pollution, we tend to think of large industrial plants burning fossil fuels and smog generated from coal mines. Fashion would probably be the last thing to come to mind when considering what damages our environment – yet, fashion does have a significant impact on our Earth.…

  • Environment,  Fashion,  Philanthropy

    Environmentally Conscious Fashion: War on Waste

    “Fashions come and go, but style goes on forever” – An Introduction to Sustainable and Ethical Fashion By Christine Ha | UNSW FABSOC Have you ever mass purchased a bunch of clothes during sales season? Who doesn’t love sales, right!? Or…have you successfully cleaned out your wardrobe and thrown away a bunch of outdated clothes? Isn’t it satisfying!? Ever thought…

  • Fashion

    Five Fashion Tiktokers that will Inspire Your Style!

    By Gladys Yeo | UNSW FABSOC Tiktok has been an amazing remedy for boredom for many of us during lockdown. In between all the strange, hilarious, and creative videos, it has also been a great place to share fashion looks and tips. The fashion movement on Tiktok has seen a rise in y2k and e-girl/e-boy aesthetics, as well as the…

  • Beauty,  Fashion

    Personalisation: The future of fashion and beauty

    By Kaveena Anantha-Siva | UNSW FABSOC We’ve all seen those quizzes you take online to determine which shampoo is best for your hair, or which skincare product works well with your skin. From customised products to curated individual recommendations, personalisation is the way certain products or services are tailored to match individual consumer needs and preferences. This trend gained momentum…

  • Philanthropy,  Self Care

    Quarantine SOS: Self-Care Tips in Lockdown

    By Kaveena Anantha-Siva | UNSW FABSOC Are you reading this in your bed? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Social distancing is hard. Not only are you not to leave the house (umm…bubble tea fix hello??), but you’re expected to maintain motivation and stay productive, because even a world crisis can’t stop trimesters. However, your time in isolation doesn’t have to…

  • Beauty,  Skincare

    Your facial cleanser’s pH level: why does it matter?

    By Gladys Yeo | UNSW FABSOC With the rise of exciting new skincare trends (cute sheet masks, chemical exfoliants, and…face rollers?) what you use to wash your face might just be the least thrilling part of your daily skincare ritual. Unfortunately, dropping all those coins to build your 10-step skincare routine isn’t all there is to achieving that perfect, dewy,…

  • Beauty,  Skincare

    Ingredient Focus: Hyaluronic Acid

    By Alyssa Cimino | UNSW FABSOC When you’re trying to achieve hydrated and dewy skin, the first thing that might come to your mind is: moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! Whilst moisturiser is an essential part of any skincare routine, using products that contain hyaluronic acid can make a huge difference in maintaining glowy skin that is full of hydration. What is…