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COMPANY loves finding new talent to help us make our magazine as creative as possible, and getting fresh angles on fashion and beauty is what we're all about! Which is why we are so excited to introduce you to the four girls who will be styling up the bulk of our May issue, as winners of Styled by You in association with River Island.
Each of the girls were chosen for the way they styled up and photographed their looks, and we can't wait to see what they will do with our magazine! Get up close and personal with our four winners here:
Nokhuthula Nyoni is a 21 year old BA Hons Sociology and Criminal & Community Justice student living in Cardiff, Wales.
"With a growing interest in fashion, I am also looking to study Fashion Buying and Merchandising starting this June 2013. Having been through A' levels, the hardest part of education I'd say; University is quite the party. Originally born in Zimbabwe, I moved to the UK at the age of 14 and have lived here ever since. I am one of those people you are most likely to find either shopping, at the cinema or at a cupcake table if there is one around. With an unhealthy love for fashion, particularly eccentric prints, bright/neon colours and hats, I started a blog called 'CrystalCosmicChic' in November 2012. The creation of my blog was fuelled by my love for fashion and the fact that my laptop was always clogged up with outfit and fashion imagery. There are so many things I want to do with my life and ending up with a career in fashion is right at the top of my list."
"Solange Knowles is my style icon. I love how she has a gift for mixing and matching garments and how she rocks ethnic-inspired print pieces. Her bold coloured looks are sophisticated, edgy and effortless."
Favourite designer: Henry Holland
Hair and beauty icon: Emma Watson
What's your dream career?: Fashion Buyer
Chloe is a 20-year-old student living in Aberdeen whilst studying fashion management at university.
"I love the simple things in life but love nothing more than to be submerged in fashion. I dream of becoming a fashion stylist with the opportunity to travel. I'm a fun loving girl that loves to meet new people and up for anything creative!"
"My favourite designer sounds cliché but it has to be Alexander McQueen. As a brand they are so creative and theatrical. It sets the fashion bar high. it is also a British label and I am incredibly proud of its roots."
Hair & beauty Icon: Rihanna, she is very much style focused bit she definitely needs an award for uncountable hairstyle. What's worse is she looks great in them all!
Dream career: Professional stylist
Rosanna comes from Londonderry in Northern Ireland and has been studying fashion and textiles for two years.
"I hope to move to University next year to study Fashion Communication. I work part time as a sales assistant in Primark and love socialising and shopping with friends."
"I love Rita Ora's cool and comfortable approach to fashion. After she burst into the scene this year, her style has made such an impact from the outfits in her music videos to red carpet events and she is always perfectly styled. This may be thanks to her personal stylist Kyle De Volle, who I believe has helped Rita become the trendsetter she is today."
Favourite designer: One of my favourite designers is Stella McCartney. I love her SS13 collection; it has an elegant feminine feel to it. I also love that Stella refuses to use real leather and fur in her designs. After winning both Designer of the year and designer brand of the year at the British fashion awards in 2012, I'm happy to see Stella getting the recognition for her beautiful designs.
Hair and beauty icon: Rosie Huntington Whitely would be my hair and beauty icon. From the Victoria Secrets catwalk to her Burberry campaign she always looks effortless and immaculate.
What's your dream career? I would love to become a personal stylist or brand consultant, as I feel this is where my talent lies. I love to see designers new collections and looking at how they have put it together.
Natasha is 23 years old and spent her early years living between the UK and Malaysia, before studying Geography at the University of Cambridge.
"After I graduated, I worked for a social media agency in London, moving on to become a freelance social media consultant and author."
"I am inspired by so many stylish ladies, including Lou Dillon, Olivia Palermo, Erin Wasson and Miranda Kerr, but perhaps my one biggest influencer at the moment is blogger Rumi Neeley of Fashiontoast. She's got that simple, effortless style down perfectly, and I love her use of boyish silhouettes, metallics, easy layering and lots and lots of jumpers."
Favourite designer: It's a toss up between Isabel Marant, Helmut Lang and Prabal Gurung.
Hair and beauty icon: The Gossip Girl ladies! Blair and Serena are still inspiring me, even now that the show's over.
What's your dream career?: To be an author full-time. But I'm pretty happy with things as they are now.
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