Indigo Editor’s Blog – 733
by Hannah Shaddock
So. Fittest Fresher. I feel I should explain. For those of you who are new to Durham and have never experienced the phenomenon that is indigo’s Fittest Fresher feature, I promise, it really isn’t quite as bad as it sounds.
Yes, okay, we are featuring a select group of freshers simply because our three Fashion Editors thought they were slightly-above-average in the looks department, therefore perpetuating the message we are assaulted by from almost all corners of society: the more attractive you are, the more worthy you are of our time.
However, dear readers, let me say one thing: just look at them all. Aren’t they pretty? Go on, you can appreciate them, on a purely aesthetic and artistic level. Don’t feel bad. Check out the masterful lighting! The beautiful clothes! The excellent use of props that your esteemed editors may or may not have been vaguely involved in!
It’s all so lovely, isn’t it? Just like Vogue, except with clothes you might actually have enough money to buy and people that you will almost certainly see in the street.
But please, don’t let all this beauty start to make you feel bad about yourself. We’re not showing you pictures of attractive people simply because we can. No, we’re making a stand. We’re showing you pictures of attractive people doing normal stuff in the Viaduct, to show you that they’re just like us, guys! Look at them, hanging out by a skip. We’ve all been there.
Let’s just remember, in the immortal words of Derek Zoolander, there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking.