An Impulse Purchas

Even if you haven’t heard of Sam Purchas, chances are you’ve seen him. When he’s not running unsuccessful campaigns for ACT MP of Dunedin North, he’s strutting around university in bright floral suits, polyester red coats, and paisley shirts. In a town full of Huffer surf tees and distressed Glassons jeans (which I’m not mad about; it’s better than the whole puffer jacket and striped shirt debacle of 2016), Sam...

Harlene Hayne / Get The Look

“Regatta Chic Harlene” (pictured above) Harlene is here pictured pretending she cares about rowing by pouring a magnum of bubbly over a rowboat. Yes, that’s how you do the rowing, Harlene. Well done.  You win cox. Readers can get the look by purchasing black clothing from literally anywhere ever.   “Eventwear Harlene” There’s nothing that screams “bender” more than an...

The Fashion of the OUSA Executive

The OUSA Exec is there to represent us as students, and a big part of that comes with how they present themselves to the general public. Clothes are the window to the soul, so what better way to get to know the Exec than by roasting their fashion sense. Critic cornered the Exec when they least expected it, so only those who were present got snapped. (Don’t think we won’t be coming for you, though, Sabrina, Taylor and Mary-Jane...

Otago’s Best Dressed Lecturers

Critic tracked down the lecturers with the hottest threads and awkwardly got them to talk to us about what makes their style so fresh. As any postgrad knows, it's much better to sniff lecturers out and catch them by surprise in the real world - that way they don't have time to ghost your emails or think rationally about what they're agreeing to.   The first victim reminds me of my favourite Hi-Chew candy. They're...

Stitch Kitchen: a Local Solution to a Global Problem

Fast fashion is an issue that is so big it sometimes feels hopeless. So much so that in first year after I watched a Netflix documentary called The True Cost I swore a silent oath that I wouldn’t buy any new clothing for a year. The good news is that there are lots of things you can do to minimise your own fashion waste, without having to sell your soul to Marx.  One local social enterprise who are doing great things in the...