Five Croydonians making money online – and how they do it

Posted on January 9th, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. 1 Comment

Coders don’t get to have all the fun – many of our techy borough’s residents have reaped lucrative rewards by starting innovative online businesses

The birth of the internet has revolutionised how people buy and sell. More importantly, it has introduced new revenue models, created virtual marketplaces, and enabled individuals to have the same scale, reach and supply chains as major brands.

Dropshipping, affiliate marketing, Kindle … Read More »

Artists from the deaf community celebrated with a fashion show

Posted on June 16th, by Zach Baker in Culture. No Comments

Central Croydon becomes a hub for deaf culture to express itself

As the beat slowly grew louder a door opened at the entrance to the runway. Chris Fonseca came running out and began to move in perfect sync with the rhythm. To the uneducated observer, the performance was just another choreographed dance. However, he couldn’t hear the music. Fonseca is deaf.

Last week, on Wednesday evening, … Read More »

Farewell to the Croydon facelift: how one mum got her hair sorted

Posted on January 6th, by Dionne Ormonde in Culture. 8 comments

‘Mother about town’ Dionne Ormonde wonders just what it is about a mum’s mane that that can create such drama – or such trauma

My hair has not been on my priority list for a while and it’s pretty easy for me to pinpoint the moment I ceased to be able to find the quality time required for me to look like I’d just stepped out … Read More »

Croydon’s charity fashion gem

Posted on December 1st, by Dionne Ormonde in Culture. 12 comments

‘Mother about town’ Dionne Ormonde discovers that buying clothes second-hand is not only ethical, it’s an opportunity to grab a unique bargain and finally reclaim her unique sense of style

I’ll admit it, I’ve run out of ideas. I don’t make fashion choices anymore, I just smash and grab. My once meandering morning routine (pre-motherhood of course) of trying on a range of outfits, whilst sipping on … Read More »

Sponsored: Dalila’s Kaftans

Posted on April 24th, by Dalila's Kaftans in Culture, Topical. 1 Comment

From IT Recruiter to Beauty Pageant Queen

Claire Hynes Miss London Curve 2015

Sponsored by Croydon-based fashion company Dalila’s Kaftans, Claire Hynes, 27, full time IT recruiter is set to represent London plus-size ladies as part of Miss British Beauty Curve 2015, a national beauty pageant for ladies with curvy figures.

According to pageant organiser Leah Prescod, the Miss British Beauty Curve pageant is … Read More »

Inspired by John Rocha: how an ambitious Croydon fashion student is aiming for the top

Posted on September 22nd, by Michelle Pierre-Carr in Culture. No Comments

Stylist and fashion-writer Michelle Pierre-Carr looks at some home-grown talent and the inspiration that launched it

The decision to start a new business is always a daunting prospect for many, but as the Croydon Citizen reported recently, it didn’t stop eighteen year old Jeanne Marie Fraser from taking the plunge and setting up her own t-shirt business from home. Working on concepts and ideas to … Read More »

The Croydon student who founded her own fashion label

Posted on July 28th, by Paul Dennis in Culture. 1 Comment

Paul Dennis talks to Croydon College student Jeanne-Marie Fraser about fashion, music and world domination

I don’t doubt for one moment that Richard Branson was scoffed at when, as a student, he voiced his ambitions.

He was young – what did he know? Well, he knew where he was going, and the same can be said of Jeanne-Marie Fraser, who has just completed a B-TEC level … Read More »

Croydon School of Art student sets up her own fashion label

Posted on July 1st, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

A Croydon School of Art student has ended her BTEC Year 3 studies by setting up a new independent fashion label. Jeanne Marie Fraser’s label, named London Limitless, includes both menswear and womenswear and was showcased at Croydon College’s end of year fashion shows.

Release begins: A Croydon School of Art student has proved she is at the cutting edge of the latest fashion trends – by launching … Read More »