Stephanie Irwin scours the streets of St Andrews to bring you her best thrift shopping tips, from where to go, to what to buy, to how much you should spend in the process
We have a lot to thank the 1980s for; rock music, the rise of Apple enterprise, Madonna’s debut but most importantly, it was the introduction of the “working woman” era. Great strides had previously been made in the crusade for women’s rights, which enabled the women of the 80s to leave behind their more "traditional" homemaker lifestyles and enter the working world.
I don’t know about you, but when I layer on my favourite red lipstick (Urban Decay’s Vice Matte in the colour "Bad Blood"), I feel like I can conquer the whole world! And rightly so! Lipstick and make-up represent a form of female empowerment and expression. Bold lipstick is the 21st century equivalent of a power suit, rebellion in a tube against the "demure, feminine" and, let’s face it, narrow beauty standards that are held in such high esteem by our society.