Costume Critique Part Two – Section Heads


Following up from Style’s take on Presidential and VP candidates costumes, we now take on the candidates running to be your future section heads.

Being a section head requires originality and imagination to create something iconic and legendary. Could the same be said for the candidates’ costumes?

Societies Federation President

The fact that many British designers have been inspired by the Union Jack flag placed Socfed President elect Georgia ‘Ginger Spice’ Cheyne ahead of other candidates in the fashion stakes. Add to that her Spice Girls inspired manifesto and you have an iconic British elections campaign. For the 2007 reunion of the group, the dress was redesigned by Roberto Cavalli who added glamorous rhinestones and Swarovski crystals. No outfit is complete without shoes and Georgia's choice of black heeled lace-up boots paired seamlessly with the attention grabbing dress. Now the question is will Georgia's girl power be able to unite all societies just like the Union flag did with England, Northern Ireland and Scotland?

Action Chair

Continuing the love from Valentine’s Day, Sarah ‘Heart’ Haar’s hand-made outfit certainly gave everyone a reason to smile through the elections period. Especially if you were able to steal a big squishy hug from her and her heart! The bright red and winking face attracted attention immediately, putting Sarah firmly in the spotlight whilst promoting herself around campus and town. The Style team also loved Sarah’s shiny, red wellies; perfect for the recent snow and an investment that will see her through to this year’s festival season.

Taking inspiration from his famous namesake, Michael ‘Action Air’ Jordan of course sported a basketball kit on his campaign trail to be the next Action Chair on the Union Exec. Sportswear is one of the big trends for this spring/summer fashion season, check out the photo shoot in this Issue 9 of Label to see the Style team’s take on it, so Michael definitely received some style points from us.

Head of Media

Making dungarees look stylish, it could be said that Helen ‘Hands On’ Crossley had the most colourful elections campaign outfit this year. Donning a white overall with painted handprints all over it, the uncontested candidate for Head of Media linked her campaign to the role remarkably well. With Label, Loop, LSUTV and LCR to look after, the role of Head of Media is fundamental to Loughborough Students’ Union and I'm sure is one that is very ‘hands on’.

AU President

With the use of bright colours and eye catching sweat bands galore, we’re giving Jennie ‘Call on Me’ Cooper a massive thumbs up from Style. Whether she knows it or not, brights and neons are in this spring/summer 2013 season and that made her bang on trend. With the Union setting budgets of £100, Cooper has obviously spent time planning where to spend her money. With a theme that is achievable by anyone, Cooper used the ‘tight and bright’ theme to her advantage to promote her campaign cross campus at sonic speed. Embrace the neon, we are!

Embracing the inner ginger, Tim ‘Ginger Jenks’ Jenkins stuck with the orange theme and went all out, and it must be said that to pull off an all-orange look takes guts. It is fair to say that in a crowd, Tim ‘Ginger Jenks’ is hard to miss! Playing on the sporty side of Tim’s campaign, wearing trainers was both sensible to attract the AU teams as well as being extremely useful for running around campus talking to as many people as possible. Style says, well done Tim.

Rag Chair

Mike ‘Linebacker’ Lyness went for an American Football theme for his campaign outfit. Not quite sure of its relevance to Rag, but definitely fit into the sporty Loughborough image and watching Lyness parade through the Union wearing leggings and shoulder pads that rival Gaga was definitely eye catching!

Paul ‘Ragnam Style’ Nanson’s outfit may appear simple but in actual fact it was created from a combination of pieces picked up from all the Loughborough charity stores. Sporting a green blazer costing £3 from Cancer Research, personalised with black material from LOROS costing £3.50, Nanson was helping to promote LS Rag’s own charity shop in the Union as well as those in town.  Thriftiness and customisation is the perfect way to create an outfit that is unique and stands out from the crowd – a faultless outfit from rag Char elect Nanson!

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