Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The Braid Station

Hello Everyone! 

Exciting news, Re:So have just launched their Braid Station. If you're looking to get your hair done before a night out or just to have it done to learn how to do it yourself, the braid station is the place to go.
Prices range from £5-£10. Find opening times below.

The Station is now open and will be running till the 19th of December.  The station will be open on Friday and Saturday's. 
Friday - 12 - 5.30pm
Saturday - 10 - 6pm 

Here are a few style the girls can do for you. 

The girls will also be at The Clothes Show this year so if you're there make sure you pop across to say Hi and get your hair braided! 

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Night With Dr Kate Bethune - Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty.

"Bringing Savage Beauty to the V&A was really a homecoming" 

A handful of people were lucky enough to get tickets to spend an evening with Dr Kate Bethune Senior Research Assistant for the Alexander McQueen - Savage Beauty Exhibition. 

This night was insightful, Kate showed images and spoke about what happened behind the scenes before the exhibition was shown in Spring 2015. 
Kate spoke about how McQueen frequently visited the V&A Archives and took inspiration from the past in fashion. Anybody can go and see the stored collections with just an appointment. 

The V&A really wanted their exhibition to have rare pieces and items that hadn't been seen before. This process was hard as at the beginning of McQueen's career he didn't have much money so would pay people with garments. However as these people were so loyal to him and were proud of his success they were happy to hand pieces over to be displayed. They were inundated with people offering over their pieces and had to turn people away as they had so many items. 

When designing the layout for the items to be displayed they thought hard about how McQueens collections were powerful and strong and wanted this to show through with the aesthetics of the room.  They wanted the rooms to feel as if you were inside his catwalk shows, immersed with theatrics and drama. They decided not to put writing and information about every piece in the collection as it would draw the eye away from the overall look of the room and the items spoke for themselves. 

This was a great evening if you ever by chance get to attend or talk to Dr Kate Bethune I urge you too. She has love and passion for this exhibition and is so happy with the success Savage Beauty has received. 

Monday, 26 October 2015

Time For A Catch Up..

Hello all! We hope you're all well and have been getting involved with the latest Re:So events! 
It's been a busy and exciting month for us, including new product launches, networking events, our first ever 20/20 breakfast club, and of course our first Birthday celebrations!

We held a VIP launch the day before our Birthday celebrations, which was a great success. With live garment making, modelling shoots and a tasty buffet, you were silly to have missed out. Here's some snaps of the evening just incase you didn't make it..

Gorgeous pendants from our 'Aubergine Fox' range

Three of our beautiful kimonos from 'Hannah Lloyd Fashion Design'.. // £20.. £22.. £20 (left to right)

These cute handmade heart decorations are just £1.50, designed by Rebecca Hackfath
A few of the Re:So team!
On the 20th October, we also held our first of many 20/20 Breakfast Club networking events, in collaboration with Stakks, the amazing pancake house a few shops down from our store. These events are a great opportunity to learn and mingle with entrepreneurs, guest speakers from industry, and other students who have similar aspirations as them.

Tom Saunders, Director at Opportunity Education Services Ltd, Entrepreneur & Business start up guru, came to chat to us all (over delicious pancakes), about how to start up your own business. He made it clear to everyone that the university provide amazing support to those who are interested in going freelance after their studies, or even starting their own business now. It was a great insight into how successful it can be, just by filming a short 'vlog' and getting it online. If any of you couldn't make it to this Breakfast Club and want to find out more about what Tom had to say, let us know for more information about his drop in sessions!

Our breakfast club will be running regularly, so keep an eye out for some more exciting (and slightly famous) names coming up! In the mean time, get down to Stakks for some great pancakes - you won't regret it.

Re:So x

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

FAIRYPANTS // An exciting new brand coming to Re:So..

Hey guys, hope you've all settled into university well and are enjoying getting back into a routine (and probably the routine of clubbing every night too!)

We've got an exciting new brand launching at Re:So and we can't wait to share it with you all.  Re:So's Beauty Buying & Sourcing Manager, Phoebe Jacob-Epstein, chose 'Fairypants' for the store, which is a vegan brand specialising in cosmetics, skincare, perfume, jewellery and hair accessories. It's been running since 2009 which originally began in Chester Market, and it is now stocked internationally - including Re:So very shortly!

The brand considers it a priority to ensure that all products are cruelty free, so for those of you who are dedicated to purchasing products which are never tested on animals, Fairypants is going to be right up your street - even more so if you happen to be vegan! None of the ingredients used have been tested on animals either - 100% cruelty free. All products are tested on willing volunteers.

You'll be able to find a beautiful selection of nail varnishes from Fairypants too, and are said to be long-lasting, easy to apply and you can even find some glittery shades too. Unlike some other popular nail varnishes on the high street, Fairypants varnishes are '5 Free', which means they don't contain 5 common ingredients that can be harmful, like Formaldehyde. We also dare you to try and find some nail varnishes from your local drugstore that smell of apple or banana.. probably not!

Fairypants also stock an amazing range of lip paints which can be used just like a lipstick. They come with a little paint brush applicator and are highly pigmented, non-drying and have a bubblegum flavour. At £4.99, there's no excuse not to collect them all.

We also love the fact that Fairypants do gift sets. It's a perfect idea for those of us who might not be vegan, but have a special friend who is. They're amazing value and are such a thoughtful, unique idea.

The Sweet Treats perfume gift set is a great idea as it includes a full set of the five sweet treat inspired fragrances. Whether it's apple crumble or strawberry jam that takes your fancy, this is perfect and for £50 it's great value for five different fragrances.

Or for those of us who love our make-up or have a friend who does, the eyeshadow gift set includes three gorgeous shades wrapped up beautifully in a vintage gift box. For £10, you can't go wrong!

We'd love to invite you all to come along to our Fairypants launch party on Thursday 1st October at 5pm! There will be a DJ, nibbles, a special guest speaker and an after-party at Orange Rooms. Check out the poster below and make sure you check out the Fairypants website and social media links. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Reso x

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Hello Autumn.. // With Love Betty

You've probably noticed it's getting slightly harder to get out of bed in the mornings recently.. sadly, Summer is pretty much over, and it's time to start thinking about our Winter wardrobes - daunting for some, but we've got some great items in store which have got you covered (No pun intended)

As you all know, 'With Love Betty' is one of our favourite featured brands at Re:So, and there's some amazing pieces in store at the moment which can carry you through those awkward "Chilly but not freezing" stages of Autumn, right through until those bitterly cold days in Winter.

With Love Betty
We love cobalt blue this season - this vintage 1980's mohair cardigan is £45 from With Love Betty
Summer might be over but don't be afraid to team a pair of classic Levi shorts with some thick tights - all £25
Re-create Kate Bosworth's look with our 'With Love Betty' 100% leather skirt - £40
We love this vintage combo // Leather bag: £20   -   Suede shorts: £30
Must-have vintage boots - £50
Wrap up & treat yourself with this gorgeous vintage sheepskin coat - £65 from With Love Betty


What are you going to be wearing this season?

Saturday, 5 September 2015

It's all about Tattiana Rose! New collection launches in store


On Thursday 3rd September, Re:So hosted the launch party of the Tattiana Rose collection. Inspired by celebrity style and competition in the high street, it is designed for the stylish women of today.

Ellisha White, Solent student and social media manager at Re:So, is the visionary and owner of this collection. She hopes to make a big impact with her digital marketing company and is extremely proud of her work.

Tattiana Rose ranges from £15-£24 so it will not put a strain on your bank account. The products are all handmade (with love) and it is clear to see the distinctive style in the store, compared to the more vintage items.
It incorporates stylish names to associate the different items such as Lana Jackets (£20) that come in long and short, Tallulah lace shorts (£15-£18) and the Gigi dresses which come in different colours and textures, including mesh and striped (£20-£25)
This label is a capsule wardrobe for the fashionable ladies who do not want to wait for the release of new clothes from designers. It is a beautiful collection and you can make it your own! Please feel free to come in store and have an exclusive look :)

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Sunday, 30 August 2015

A Nice Touch..

Hey guys, hope you've all had a good week! Hopefully most of you are looking forward to enjoying a well deserved bank holiday. 

Some of you may be planning on moving into your university accommodation soon, whether it be halls or a house. Or, you may be planning on returning to your old house from the Summer. Wherever you're living, whichever year you're in, it's important to make your living space as homely as possible. Having a unique touch in every room can really make a difference to your mood, and overall feel of your house. Although student houses don't always look exactly like a show-room in Ikea, the little things can make a room really stand out when compared with your neighbour's. And you don't need to spend a fortune either!

Here's a few of our favourite items in store right now, we think these will really add a bit of character and personality to your student accommodation.

Check out our cute table of goodies now in the middle of Re:So!
These pegs are great for hanging up photos, or pinning up important letters you might need on show
Moving in with some new housemates? Having some birthday cards around can come in handier than you think
Handbag essentials // New set of keys? Start personalising them with one of these gorgeous key rings for just £3.50
By Stina Stone

These handmade wooden spoons add a cute touch to any kitchen - by Stina Stone

Don't forget your living room - these cushions add a unique touch to your sofa - £20 - £25

Cute desk pick-me-ups - for those dissertation days where Summer feels a million years away..

Let us know your plans for the coming year! How will you be decorating your accommodation?

Sunday, 23 August 2015

One To Watch // The Gift

It's beginning to feel like Summer is slowly coming to it's final weeks..
We're almost at the end of August. Where has the time gone?!
The weather may have been a bit 'hit and miss', but there's some great films out at the moment which are perfect for a rainy day. One of our favourites at the moment is 'The Gift', which is currently showing at Odeon Southampton. 

The film is all about a couple who have just moved to a new house in a new town. You might think it sounds like the generic horror plot that seems to keep creeping into films at the moment - but it's not! The film is a thriller rather than a horror, which makes the whole film more exciting and different to the majority of films that have been released over the last couple of years. The film revolves around an unwanted guest who repeatedly leaves strange gifts at the new house. It really is  a must-see, and if you don't mind a few 'jump out of your seat' or 'grab onto your friend's arm' moments, then this film is for you. Check out the trailer.. 

We give it a 10/10!

Let us know what you think.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

University survival tips

You have taken the plunge of going to university, but don’t be scared! Here are some tips that I have learnt whilst being a student at Solent.

The question that I get asked all the time is how do you afford to live being a student? Fair enough if you can live comfortably with your loan or have support from your family but there will be a time when you are short of cash to spend. I try to think ahead of what bills to pay or food shopping before I splurge on myself. It is so easy to go wild when your loan appears in your account but it is supposed to keep you going for a few months! Don’t be silly and book a holiday because you will be left with no money to live on. Try to be sensible and think necessities rather than luxuries.

Without a doubt, the first year of university is ideal in halls of residences. It connects you with a wide range of people who share the same interests, courses and people to stick with throughout your time here. It can be a bit noisy and hectic at the start but it will die down once the courses start and the assignments take over. I was in Lucia Foster (party halls) for my first year and it was such a good experience. I've heard good things about the other halls such as Liberty Quays, Hamwic, Deanery, Chantry and Emily Davies.

Around December/January time, rented housing should be on your agenda. Everybody panics because they might not find anyone to live with straight away but situations change all the time with house mates so I wouldn't worry too much about it. Living in a house is much cosier, quieter and honestly makes you feel grown up.

What I would say is gather interest in the subject of housing to who you want to live with and start looking, ask second or third years what’s the best letting agencies and areas to live.

It is a balance you need to get right because you can go out all the time but you may not take as much care in your work, or you can study all day and night but you social life will take a downfall. I suggest doing your work but don’t overpower yourself so that you’re excluded from everyone else.  It is a self-exploring path so take each opportunity you can. There are plenty of bars, clubs and pubs for diverse tastes in Southampton so you will not get bored easily. You will soon find your favourite place to dance, the nights to go out and who are the best people to party with.

You will soon realise that attendance to lectures and seminars are vital to complete a piece of work containing all the facts. Lecturers are there for help but will not repeat lectures if you’re too hungover to come in. Try not to get too drunk the night before a lesson and feel the need to stay in because all your note taking will help towards your grade. Trust me, you will feel good knowing that you made it through a day of university when you had 10 jager bombs the night before.  If you want some more guidance, your lecturer’s doors are always open!

As mentioned before, it is hard to find money for all your needs so employment would be ideal. There are a lot of bar work and promotional jobs for clubs available so if you wanted to earn a little bit of cash, this a great avenue especially throughout holidays. I worked at Oceana nightclub for a few months and it helped a lot.

If you want a part time job outside of this, just keep looking on indeed.co.uk, West Quay shopping centre or campus jobs at the university. If you need help with your CV, there is a lot of information on the Solent website if you require it. Southampton is a large city so there are buses and trains if you wanted to go more a field.  


I remember my first night out as a fresher and it was like a new world. It will take some time before you find your best place to go out. Don’t let other students tell you not to go to a specific club because it is up to you! Not going to lie, a lot of clubs promise they are the best club but doesn't fulfil it due to overpriced drinks, repetitive songs and obnoxious customers.

Try to experience the clubs through the freshers events then you will see where you would want to go again and not. You will soon gather a following of people who agree with you and find a better venue.

University is all about exploration and experience, it will feel weird being in new place for the first month or two but it is one of the best decisions of my life and will definitely test your character. Just remember there are thousands of students in your situation trying to adjust to university life. Don't be discouraged and embrace your new student life!

Thank you for reading :-)

Intern Blogger- Latifah Cain-Greaves (Writing Fashion and Culture Student)