You Know You’re Officially A Fresher When…



1. You get Freshers Flu. It’s like a right of passage! Dose up and solider on :)



2. You discover what a Jager Bomb is! You try it, you hate it and you drink it repeatedly because it’s cheap.



3. You still bring your washing home to your mum, because lets face it, some things never change.



4. You make as many Facebook friends in the first month as possible and then swiftly spend the next few months figuring out how to block the weirdo now liking ALL your images.



Ones to Watch: 2014 Style Icons



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Banks: When you type ‘Banks style’ into Google, not a whole lot comes up. Just because it isn’t there doesn’t mean she’s not someone to champion because her style is awesome! Described on one site as ‘the most plainly obvious pop star you’re ever likely to see’ we reckon her gothic, almost model like qualities make her a big ‘ole one to watch on the style radar this year.

Chloe Howl: Chloe is a powerhouse right now and rightly so.  At only 18, she is taking the music world by storm and has a super cool style to match. The cute crop and eclectic vintage fashion sense means she will be a big one to watch as 2014 unfolds. Look out for her supporting Ellie Goulding later on in the year.

Angel Haze: DJ-ing alongside Lorde, Katy Perry and Ellie Goulding at the Brits last week, there was no doubt that Angel Haze had arrived. The American rapper has a cool, laid back street style we are just loving right now. If anyone can rock a varsity jacket, baseball cap and chunky jewellery with attitude and style, then it’s this lady.


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Kendall Jenner: Girl is going to be mega in 2014, you mark our words. After walking for Marc Jacobs at NYFW, she swiftly hopped on a plane and was walking for Giles a few days later, alongside new bestie, Cara Delevingne. Kim’s younger sister is certainly blessed, rumour has it she’s dating a certain Mr Harry Styles too. Some girls have all the luck.

Natalie Westling: When you are as in demand as this lady, you can afford to be picky. Favoured by Marc Jacobs and Hedi Slimane (she walked the Saint Laurent runway as an exclusive thank you very much) she’s also starred in Marc Jacob’s SS14 campaign alongside the one and only Miley Cyrus. We won’t hold that against her though…

Lottie MossWill this be the year she takes over the world?! Probably not… but anyone who sits FROW at Topshop alongside Kendall, Kate and co. means she is a star undoubtedly on the rise. Loved her pastel pink sweat and leather jacket she sported for the FROW as well, displaying her (crazily long) pins proudly on show.



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Imogen Poots: Frequently on the best dressed lists, we have a major crush on Imogen’s cool style. Rocking crochet tops, Henry Holland tights and reworking the LBD for the season taking the plunge with no fear at all. Plus you know she stars in ‘The Awkward Moment’ with Zac Efron this year, so she gets huge brownie points for working with the original (and still best) man-banged boy.

Adèle Exarchopoulos: A hot fave for the 2014 Oscars, Adele’s starring role in ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’ has thrust her firmly into the spotlight. Thanks to all the buzz, we’ve seen her at countless award shows, but she is at her best style-wise off duty. Clashing prints from Prada and Harlequin dresses from Balmain, we can’t wait to see what she rocks for the Academy Awards later this week.

Karen Gillan: Snort not! the former Doctor Who companion is making waves in Hollywood with her starring role in the Marvel film, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, alongside the likes of Bradley Cooper and Glenn Close. Something tells us the newly bald Gillan will be mightily in demand in 2014, plus we’re crushing on her 60s retro style too.


Steal Her Style: Which Doctor Who Companion Are You?

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This weekend sees Doctor Who celebrate 50 years in the biz with a special anniversary episode featuring the current Doctor, Matt Smith (geek chic at its very best ;-)) his predecessor David Tennant (weak-at-knees-kinda-hot) and John Hurt completing the trio as a mystery doctor.

Details are shrouded in secrecy, but it does mark the beginning of the end for Matt’s doctor, which makes us all here @Shopcade HQ uber sad indeed…

Anyway, we digress. Amongst the ever changing faces of the Doc, by his side for the past 50 years has been a kick ass female companion.

The reboot of the series for our generation in 2005 gave us the lovely Billie Piper, followed over the years by Karen Gillan and most recently Jenna Louise Coleman.

To be a Doctor Who heroine you had to be a) feisty b) hot with a unique sense of style and c) fall head over heels for the alien Doctor at some point over the time you spent with him.

Here’s our style round up of the fab three… which Doctor Who Companion are you most like? Shop their looks from our list below!


blog.image-doctor.who.bubble4-221113-ukRose: Chavvy Chic

Billie Piper made Rose Tyler a household name when she first hooked up with the Doc in 2005. Sweatshirts, hooped earrings and trainers never looked so good! She was the chav done good with a heart of gold and jewellery to match. She also managed to make dungarees look good so we have to give her props for that!


blog.image-doctor.who.bubble1-221113-ukAmy: Grunge Girl

Former model Karen made a big impression on Whovians when she first joined the series along Matt’s Doctor. Miniskirts (showing off her endless legs we might add!) teamed with hoodies and converse became Amy’s signature look. Her style was vintage mixed in with casual resulting in a grunge style so cool we all wanted to be Amy.


blog.image-doctor.who.bubble2-221113-ukClara: Girl Next Door

Cute tartan dresses, mini boots, polo necks and one killer red dress (you know the one we mean) has cemented Clara as one of the most stylish companions the Doctor has ever had. Cute as a button with dimples to match, Clara is the girl next to door we could all be… waiting patiently for the Doctor to come and whisk us away. Sigh.


Boys’ Festive Fashion: King of Cool vs. Geek Chic



#4 Boys’ Festive Fashion: King of Cool vs. Geek Chic

And the winner is… King of Cool!

The Voting is now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who followed the list and congratulations to the winner of the Topman giftcard…



Stay tuned for our next Christmas.Sorted. theme coming VERY soon…

Still unsure whether you are the King of Cool or all about rocking the Geek Chic look? Well, let us give you a helping hand with our quirky and original musings (!) on the fourth round of lists to go under the spotlight…

King of Cool: There’s only one way you can claim to be the king of cool this Christmas and that’s by championing the skinny jean (yep still on trend) a tight jumper (novelty is acceptable…it is the festive season after all) and penny loafers (just a bit of a point will do fine) and you’ll be right on the money.

Geek Chic: A great man once said “Bowties are cool” and who are we to argue?! Thick rimmed glasses, checked shirts, braces and bowties are the height of fashion and officially the ONLY way to dress in style this Christmas.


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