Photography by Sila Warrington, Article by Saffron Foxclaw
Friday looms, it’s 2pm and your fashionably-unchallenged-reporter today is the ever glamorous Miss Foxclaw. She wears thick tights, ankle boots and a woollen dress that just skims the knees, her prefect badge prominent on her scarf.
It may be September but Scotland is chilly, a far cry from the warm sands of Brighton Bay
So ladies and gents it’s time to hang up your shorts, it’s back to school fashion!
Ladies! Your pins may have looked perfect in your short shorts, but at school orange and purple knees are not a good look!
As a third year student was heard saying:
“Short skirts and bare legs? It’s Hogwarts. It’s Scotland – how don’t they get cold? Or maybe they just like to live off pepper-up potions..”
Thick tights are fashionably sensible, practical and you won’t have prefects hounding you for wearing sheer ‘hose. They’ll also help keep your toes warm during a chilly potions class as boots aren’t allowed!
Thankfully the spate of boys wearing their trousers so low that we can see Merlin’s saggy undies themselves has abated, however, boys be warned, we prefects have perfected Wingardium Leviosa to get your trousers around your ears if needs be..!
We all grumbled taking out our piercings at the end of summer but Professor Wibault tells me it’s for our safety. The rather charming and cute as a button professor, who’s personality makes her metres taller than her height had this to claim:
“While the kids look loverly in their jewelleries and piercings, we only allow one per ear. When niffler season comes, it can be nasty. Once saw one completely drag a two hoop set straight off her ear… After draggin’ her a good few miles.”
Your loquacious reporter stayed silent (for once) as Professor Wibault shook her head in embarrassment, a hand covering her forehead in shame before she felt able to continue.
“No piercings more than one per ear, little plimpies.”
Whilst catching up on the recent gossip a couple of third years were overheard to be talking about some interesting hair and footwear choices. On further prodding one wee student remarked:
“Some people seem to think just ’cause a professor doesn’t tend to look at yer feet, that they can get away with wearing some super thin and high heels. And I sit there and wonder – how can you even walk in them without slipping and breaking yer neck … They’re not even practical!”
Heels are a definite no-no in uniform, no one wants to run to transfiguration in heels, fall, break something and miss out on the lovely Professor Adler.
Rule of thumb: 5th years and above can wear low heels, the rest of you shorties will just have to grow a few inches to compensate.
Boys and girls alike, leave off the bizarre hair dye and charms and keep your colours natural; even being metamorphmagus isn’t an excuse for wild colours as this reporter can attest after watching one get chastised for brightly coloured hair!
On that note your lovely reporter has an important date with a severing charm to keep her cropped coif in check.
Until next time.