It may have been due to the familiar location, or simply the splendour of the beautifully turned out candidates but Mile End certainly looked marvellous last night. Thankfully the candidates upped their game following the monochromatic fail of Whitechapel’s hustings: colour was embraced, there was variation in styling and even the appearance of beige trousers didn’t repulse me that much (there’s a restriction on how complimentary I can be about such a vile colour).
The most memorable looks of the night
If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Paddy’s perfect Whitechapel outfit was an immediate win and he ensured he retained his title of Election Fashion King by upping the ante with a Thomas Pink, Pink shirt. It was inspiring, innovative and immaculate: Paddy’s brave choice proved that he’s a (thoroughly centrist) force to be reckoned with.
Ozzy is the epitome of casual chic. This boy’s fashion credentials are major. The way he wears green skinny’s is so effortless it hurts. I love this Maverick.
One Direction eat your heart out. If you’re a 1D fan girl like me, you’ll have appreciated Haris’ very Louis Tomlison-esque outfit: he combined a beautifully ironed white shirt with a brown belt, navy trousers and a pair of pointy brown shoes. He totes embraced the only member of One Direction who’s old enough (for me) to properly crush on, embodying a nonchalant chic. I cannot put into words how much his outfit brightened up my evening: I perhaps even embraced it too much and kept hoping that he’d burst into a song at any moment, a dream only supported by his astonishing microphone moves. In a past life Haris was totally the lead singer of a boy band. I’ve just heard he’s willing to serenade VP Welfare voters with their song of choice…I’m so game.
As an avid Wizard of Oz fan, Sarah and her beautifully mesmerising voice were on top form. Through teaming a quite ordinary black blazer and pencil skirt with an alluring emerald green tee this Presidential candidate was bewitching.
Taking nautical to another level, James totally upped his game for Mile End with a marvellous red, white and blue coat paired with blue trousers and a hot white tee. It was almost patriotically empowering. Fellow VP Education candidate Gaby Dale Leal also embraced a nautical look with a cute white dress, statement belt, beaded gold necklace and red cardigan projected a muted maritime feel. However, if I was to get on a boat with either of them it’d have to be James. His coat was so exceptional he’s secured my vote.
In a night full of great jumpers: my favourite wearer of the zip front fleece made cosy hot. Radiating approachability, this loveable Student Trustee candidate looked timelessly charming.
Looking like he was on the edge of hideously expensive Sam’s gorgeous green knitted, very Jack Wills, jumper was so country-bumpkin chic it seemed to have confused fellow Welfare Candidate Stella Tsantekidou who for some baffling reason was wearing a pair of Hunter wellingtons (which as everyone knows should not be worn more than 10 yards from a muddy field). Her inappropriate footwear choice even created a debate on whether it had actually even rained in London that day? However, despite Stella making the biggest fashion faux pas in my book (Hunter appropriation is the bane of my life), I was able to overlook this distressing footwear choice as Sam’s jumper was the perfect antidote to his Whitechapel fashion fail, even making his militant face paint look pretty classy.
Our favourite “Scottish Widow” looked so fierce in head-to-toe black he had an almost Karl Lagerfeld presence.
Science and Engineering Candidate Deliya also channelled a monochromatic Chanel look with a white military jacket teamed with long black shorts and opaque tights. Her impressive denier selection and endearing accent left us all quite speechless. Gurl’s got style and charm!