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Lunchtime buy: Topshop baseball bomber jacket

Last Updated on 21st May 2010 Work the Americana trend this spring with this baseball bomber jacket from Topshop. Seen on many catwalks from Alexander Wang to Ralph Lauren, the Americana trend is one of our faves and we can’t think of a better way to emulate that all-American, classic look, than with a varsity-style jacket like this one. If you weren’t quick enough to nab the H! by Henry Holland version in denim that we scouted out last year, then this nude number is the next best thing for an instantly stylish, laid-back look. £40 / $80 from Topshop.

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Five minutes with model and designer Lisa Butcher

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 At just 15-years-old, Lisa Butcher started life out as model. After winning British ELLE’s first modelling competition back in 1987, she was dubbed the ‘Face of the 90s’ by royal photographer Norman Parkinson and went on to star in campaigns for major brands including Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint Laurent and Max Factor. Sticking with the fashion theme, Lisa also presented the first series of hit TV show Britain’s Next Top Model and worked alongside Mica Paris on BBC’s What Not To Wear, following the departure of the (rather terrifying) Trinny and Susannah. And now? Well, it seems the British beauty can add a few more strings to her stylish bow, as she is currently a designer and ambassador for tall-fashion specialist, Long Tall Sally. We caught up with Lisa after the launch of Long Tall Sally’s very first National Stand Tall Week to find out more about her involvement with the brand and to see what advice she could give to tall ladies out there who might struggle when it comes to shopping on the high-street. How did your collaboration with Long Tall Sally come about? Long tall Sally approached me after the second series of What Not To Wear. I had heard of the brand before, but felt the collections could be stronger. As it happened, the Bennett Brothers – who turned around Oasis and Phase Eight amongst other brands – had just bought out the business and wanted to create a totally new image for Long Tall Sally, so I jumped at the chance to work with them as they have such great reputations. I asked if I could have a go at designing, and it proved really successful and has just grown from there. Plus, it’s also loads of fun! As […]

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Lunchtime buy: Siwy Camilla Loveless shorts

Comfortable and practical, denim shorts are a wardrobe staple come the summer and it looks like we’re set to see more of them this season. D&G and Ralph Lauren were among those flaunting short hemlines in light-wash denim on the spring 2010 catwalks, while Hermes went for a darker option, teaming with a cape jacket and strappy sandals. We love the look of this casual, distressed pair from New York label, Siwy. A brand with quite the celebrity following (including the likes of Ashley Tisdale, Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and Nicole Ritchie), Siwy offers a range of fashion-forward denim designs that focus on high-quality detail and fit. Perfect for that just-chucked-on look, these ‘Camilla Loveless’ shorts not only look the part but also aim to flatter the figure; the padded motifs featured on both back pockets are said to lift and shape your behind. Bonus! £150 from Harvey Nichols.

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MFL’s top 20 must-haves for spring

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 The (admittedly few) sunny days we’ve had this week have really got us looking forward to warmer months and since we’ve already given our current wardrobe a good old spring clean, we like to think that we deserve a bit of seasonal indulgence. In an early attempt to create our spring wish list, we’ve compiled some of our favourite pieces for the coming season. If we’re honest, there were a lot more than 20 but we’ve managed to narrow down our options to some key items. What are your thoughts? Let us know the items you’re after this spring! Camilla Skovgaard mules For those that aren’t too keen on the idea of clogs for spring, why not invest in a pair of mules. This pair come courtesy of one of our favourite shoe designers of the moment. £280 from Net-a-Porter. AG Adriano Goldschmied boyfriend jeans You can never go wrong with a pair of boyfriend jeans. Team these with flats or heels and if you’re feeling extra daring, add a denim shirt for Chloe’s take on spring. $225 from Shopbop. Topshop bralet Underwear as outerwear is big news this season. Have a little fun with the trend by mixing bold prints with this daring bralet from Topshop. £20 from Topshop. Mulberry Alexa Ah, the Mulberry Alexa. If you haven’t got the it bag of the year so far, then worry not. Net-a-Porter is at your service with more on the way soon… £795 from Net-a-Porter. Lipsy Grecian drape dress Body-con is soo last season. Take a tip from Alber Elbaz and Roland Mouret by opting for the drape dress. This Lipsy number gets a massive thumbs up from us. £65 from Lipsy. French Connection military jacket The utility jacket will continue to be reworked […]

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Lunchtime buy: Stolen Girlfriends Club Old News Shirt

Last Updated on 9th February 2010 Hot on the heels of designers like Alexander Wang, Ralph Lauren and D&G, is Stolen Girlfriends Club who have created an American-inspired range that is now being sold on ASOS. The collection is a casual mix of logo t-shirts, jersey sweaters and body-con dresses with paneled detailing of mesh and sequins. The piece that we’re after? This take on the denim shirt, which is set to be a wardrobe favourite again this spring. Forget the power shoulder for now, The Old News Shirt draws attention to the area in a laid back, cowboy-esque style. Take a brave tip from Chloe and Louis Vuitton by wearing against denim jeans, or tuck into a body-con mini-skirt. £175 from ASOS.

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Five minutes with model-come-designer Caprice

Last Updated on 22nd September 2012 She’s made her mark as one of Britain’s most prolific lingerie models since her move from California to the UK fourteen years ago. Now, as she enters her second season as designer for the all-new online shopping site Very.co.uk, we took the chance to catch up with Caprice to hear all about her new collection, her inspirations, and her role as designer. This isn’t your first delve into design; can you tell us how you came to your role as designer in the first place? It kind of started with my lingerie at Debenhams and I saw how rich I was getting so I thought, ‘I can do this myself’. So I bought back my license with a quarter of a million pounds to open the doors, and that started four years ago; but of course with designing you’re always working ahead so it probably went on shop floors about three years ago. And we’re doing really well, we don’t have any debt or anything like that so I’m really happy. What is it about the Very brand that appeals to you? I think it’s modern, young, very accessible, and it’s one of my best clients , I have a really loyal customer base through Very. It’s at a great price point, too; is that something you’re conscious of as a designer , making your collections accessible? There are two reasons for that: First is I have to look at my target market and that, for me, is mass market. I wanted to create a product that looks expensive but is very affordable. Especially in the current economic climate; people just aren’t compulsive buying any more, that’s been done. So let’s talk about your new collection , what can we expect? It’s very bright, […]

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10 great holiday gift ideas: For Kids from alexandalexa.com

Last Updated on 5th June 2016 Yes, it’s that time of the year again. It’s officially December, which means the decorations are up, the radio is blaring Mariah Carey and your Christmas shopping is just waiting to be done. We know that battling those Saturday shopping crowds can be an arduous task, so in an attempt to make life that little bit easier in the run up to the big day, we’ve devised a list of great Christmas gift ideas for your loved ones. Here are our top 10 gifts for kids! Happy shopping!

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10 great holiday gifts for under £250: For Him

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 1. All Saints Legion Jacket, £195 available at Net Clothing 3. Paul Smith Assam Brogues, £225 available at Paul Smith 5. J for Jasper Conran leather jacket £189 £94.50 available at John Lewis 7. Merino Wool Grey Cardigan, Polo Ralph Lauren, £145 available at Amazon.co.uk 9. Tom Ford Brown Acetate Caravan Sunglasses, £239 available at my-wardrobe.com

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10 great holiday gift ideas under £50: For Him

Last Updated on 17th November 2017 Yes, it’s that time of the year again. It’s officially December, which means the decorations are up, the radio is blaring Mariah Carey and your Christmas shopping is just waiting to be done. We know that battling those Saturday shopping crowds can be an arduous task, so in an attempt to make life that little bit easier in the run up to the big day, we’ve devised a list of great Christmas gift ideas for your loved ones. Here are our top 10 gifts under £50 for him! Happy shopping!

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Demi Moore’s W magazine controversy

Last Updated on 25th November 2009 We knew when Ralph Lauren hit headlines over its photoshop controversy with model Filippa Hamilton, we wouldn’t see the end of such a saga, and here’s the proof: W magazine’s latest cover star Demi Moore appears to have had more than a little retouching.

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House of Fraser SS10 press day

Last Updated on 4th February 2014 In our opinion, House of Fraser has broad appeal, catering for all with younger brands like Therapy to house favourites such as Linea. Next season is set to bring us a number of label exclusives, so we couldn’t wait to pop down last week for a bit of breakfast and a sneaky peek…

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Selena Gomez to launch collection

Move over Miley Cyrus, there’s a new tween in fashion town; Disney star Selena Gomez is launching her own line. Best known for her lead role on the Disney Channel’s ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’, the 17-year-old has been busy designing her own eco-friendly fashion collection, Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez, set to launch for A/W10. “Growing up in Texas, I was sort of close-minded and kind of a tomboy, but as I’ve travelled, I found such a love of clothes, said the young beauty, who, like Miley, looks far older than her age. “It’s really always been a dream of mine to have a line. Created with a team of industry experts, including Tony Melillo, former Generra designer and creator of his eponymous menswear label, and Sandra Campos, business brains behind Polo Ralph Lauren, Gomez’ line is “pretty, feminine and bohemian, which is reflective of her own style. “She has such a good sense of what she likes and what she doesn’t like, Melillo, creative director for the Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez line, told WWD. “It was surprising as I’ve never worked with someone so young, and never really expected her to be so smart. She has a desire to be involved, and nothing is sent out there without her approval. Planning to launch a full sportswear collection for A/W10, the line is made up of Boho dresses, floral printed tops, jeans, skirts, jackets and accessories including scarves and hats. It probably won’t be our sort of thing, but it looks as though Gomez could take the tween fashion world by storm.

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The John Lewis online revamp

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 In a massive fashion revamp, high street department store John Lewis has targeted its online shoppers, offering designer labels as well as a better shopping experience from the comfort of their own home. The easy to browse website, which includes drop down navigation and enhanced search options, will now sell designer goods from the likes of Mulberry, Lulu Guinness, Nicole Farhi, Ralph Lauren and Steve Madden. The site also saves your most recently viewed items – something we found very handy when trying to minimise our shopping basket

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Model Jessica White supports New York foster children

New Yorkers for Children hosted it’s 10th annual gala on Tuesday to raise money for the important New York City based charity, and the city’s elite arrived in force. As well as raising much-needed awareness, the gala raised over $300,000 for the charity, which supports New York City kids in foster care through establishing tutoring programs, scholarships and networking opportunities. Among the celebrity attendees was model Jessica White, who strutted her stuff down the red carpet in support of the charity. Evening’s festivities included the premiere of Director Tony Gilroy’s short film, which featured testimonies from eight children currently in foster care. This is not the only charity Jessica associates herself with, either. The 25-year-old , who has lead campaigns for Chloe and Gap as well as appearing on the catwalk for Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs and Tommy Hilfiger , recently started her own foundation, Angel Wings, which provides services to women and children who have fallen victim to domestic abuse. We’ve got to hand it to the girl, she’s a great model, but an even better ambassador.

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AW09 Trends: Velvet

Last Updated on 20th October 2013 Admittedly, the return of fusty velvet may well fill with you with dread but, this season, it’s time for a rethink. Velvet has thrown of its dowdy image for Autumn to become a catwalk star as it takes on a luxurious feel with generous swathes of fabric in deep jewel colours of grape, berry, teal and saphire.

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Vanity Fair names best dressed in 2009

Last Updated on 6th August 2009 Brad Pitt has made Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List due to his fondness for accessories. The 45-year-old actor , who raises six children with partner Angelina Jolie was praised for his devotion to sunglasses. Vanity Fair’s Amy Fine Collins told US TV show ‘Today’: “He has found a lot of accessories men are imitating; the hats, the aviators, the scarves. He looks good and does good. “Angelina does make a good accessory for him.

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Michelle Obama’s fashion art

Last Updated on 16th June 2009 Michelle Obama praised fashion as an “American art form”. The US First Lady was honoured at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awards in New York last night (15.06.09) and praised the industry in a pre-taped video message. She said: “Fashion is an American art form with ingenuity and craftsmanship that contribute so much to our economy and culture.” Noting her “meteoric rise as a fashion icon”, CFDA president Diane Von Furstenberg paid tribute to the wife of President Barack Obama, saying she had a unique look that balances the duality of her lives as an adviser and mother to Sasha, eight and Malia, 10.

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Dancing designer Vera Wang

Last Updated on 10th June 2009 Vera Wang is to appear on ‘Dancing With the Stars’. The US fashion designer in said to be in talks to appear in the next series of the US TV talent show, which is set to premiere on the ABC network on September 21. E! News reports: ‘A source tells us that designer Vera Wang has signed on to compete for next season’s disco ball trophy.’

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Daily Fix: The Boyfriend Blazer

Last Updated on 17th November 2017 Finding the perfect cover up for cool spring days and breezy summer nights is often a sartorial challenge. But fear not: This season we can borrow from the boys with a mannish, boyfriend blazer , it’s the season’s relaxed new way to work this wardrobe staple. Yes, the masculine, oversize boyfriend blazer has returned from the eighties. The Spring/Summer ’09 runways were awash with this adaptable look. Yves Saint Laurent’s was very sleek , big in the shoulder, narrow in the hips – paired over a miniskirt. Ralph Lauren grounded a floaty chiffon evening dress by topping it of with a boyfriend blazer while Hussein Chalayan paired his with nothing but boots.

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Oscar de la Renta blasts Michelle Obama’s style choices

Last Updated on 9th April 2009 You can never please everyone. I thought Michelle Obama’s style choices were perfect. She understands the occasion and dresses to suit, whilst still looking stylish and elegant. She has created her own look, in a Jackie O vein, she looks timeless yet fashionable. I’ve also enjoyed watching her loyalty to designers such as Thakoon and Jason Wu. But some people are not so happy with her choices. One in particular is Oscar de la Renta: “American fashion right now is struggling. I think I understand what [Obama and her advisors] are doing, but I don’t think that is the right message at the particular point… I don’t object to the fact that Mrs Obama is wearing J. Crew to whatever because the diversity of America is what makes this country great. But there are a lot of great designers out there. I think it’s wrong to go in one direction only.

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Saving women has never looked so chic

Last Updated on 30th March 2009 From mid-April and onwards Fashion Targets Breast Cancer will be in full force. You will find all your favourite high street retailers stocking the most gorgeous creations. And from all of these very gorgeous, very special items 30% of the price will go to Breakthrough Breast Cancer. A number of gorgeous items have been made, whether it’s the very sexy animal t-shirt dress from Marks and Spencer, priced at a very reasonable £19.50, or the graphic target tee from Topshop for £22, there’s something for everyone. The pin has a suggested donation of £1, that’s a small price to pay for something that looks good and does good. But if you fancy something a bit more dressy, then Coast and my-wardrobe.com have also created some great pieces all in aid of this fantastic cause. The chosen colour scheme of black and white cannot be faulted, and the target looks all the more stylish for it. There are loads of brands getting in on the act, including Warehouse, Laura Ashley, River Island, Avon, Orla Kiely, Office, amongst others. So you can help others and look great at the same time.

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Animal Prints Assume Cross Seasonal Appeal

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 When the weather gets slightly warm and the sun begins to poke its head beyond those cumulus clouds, certain trends begin to shuttle in and out of your wardrobe, with the luckier garments finding their coveted spot in the dominion of the prior season. The tribal/safari look is one that definitely has top billing every spring.

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Tartan: Trendy or Tacky?

Last Updated on 7th August 2008 As a real live Scottish person, I must admit to finding the perennial appearance of tartan on international catwalks a bit, well, tricky. Even when fashion falls head over hills for all things Scottish, I find the whole look somewhat tacky and faddy. So it was with a heavy heart that I watched the faux Caledonian armies stomp down the runways of D&G,

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Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Last Updated on 17th September 2007 Now, we can all agree that shopping is a wonderful thing, but it just got better! Net-a-Porter is the latest retailer to integrate fashion with philanthropy, and this time the cause of choice is one that affects all of us ladies: breast cancer. Backed by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer WORLDWIDE will feature collaborations with top designers throughout the year-long initiative. The line premiered with a Ralph Lauren designed polo shirt featuring the FTBC logo, with all proceeds going to benefit breast cancer charities around the world.

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Little Black Book of Style by Nina Garcia

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Not another one I hear you cry! Yes there are SO many fashion advice books being penned by industry insiders that there really is no excuse for having an un-organised wardrobe. The Little Black Book of Style by Nina Garcia is another style bible promising tips, advice and inspiration for women who have yet to find their sense of style. In her own words Nina Garcia aims to “awaken the fashion editor inside you and help you decide what image you want to convey to the world. Born in Columbia, Nina Garcia has worked in the fashion industry for over fifteen years. Currently one of the judges on Bravo’s hit series Project Runway and fashion director at Elle Magazine, Garcia has decided (lucky for us!) to share all the valuable knowledge she’s gathered over the years.

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Happy 10th Anniversary

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 It’s been 10 years since charity Fashion Targets Breast Cancer was launched and to celebrate they’ve enlisted top photographer David Bailey, to take pics of top models Helena Christensen, Lily Cole, Claudia Schiffer, Yasmin Le Bon and more. Founded by designer Ralph Lauren after his friend, Nina Hyde, fashion editor of the Washington post died of breast cancer. Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is now the UK’s leading fashion charity and has raised £6.5 million in fundraising activities and t-shirt sales. The bullseye target made famous from its conception in 1996 through the Breakthrough Breast Cancer campaign has been turned to gold and t-shirts are now on sale. “It has been great to work with these 10 strong-willed women to mark the 10th anniversary of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer – make sure you go and buy your T-shirt today and show your support of Breakthrough’s important breast cancer research and education work.” – David Bailey

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Cruz launches “Sean” by Sean Combs

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Both Penelope Cruz and P. Diddy have been spotted in several locations in Manhattan, being photographed by renowned fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh. The shoot which is for an ad campaign launching Puffy’s new label “Sean by Sean Combs women’s collection” will last for 2 days and depicts both Cruz and Combs escaping the paparazzi. The hip hop mogul decided the Spanish beauty was the one after seeing her featured in the Ralph Lauren adverts. [Yahoo]

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Five minutes with designer Andres Throckmorton Stickney

Last Updated on 15th November 2017 New York is fashions favourite candy store, and Andres Throckmorton Stickney is its mouth watering addition. A Global Citizen, NYC resident and founder of the label Dres. Dres was established in 2002 and encourages you to “Be who you want to be. Live, life as you want to live unrestricted by cultural barriers”. Its creator carries a more than respectable career portfolio boasting experience with Hussein Chalayan and Richard Chai. In the last 2 years he has completed the Dres collection, and developed an accessories line consisting of handbags, jewellery and belts. His most recent participation in Mercedes-Benz Spring 2004 Fashion Week has secured his place as the next big thing. Have a taste of Dres….. You’ve worked for some very prestigious names such as Ralph Lauren and Hussein Chalayan how does working on your own label compare to working for someone else? Working for Ralph Lauren and Hussein Chalayan was a great educational experience. I learned so much. However, these are established names in fashion. I am not. I was hoping that after my Spring 2004 show I would become the next Proenza Schouler. Not the case. I always think that each of my collections has the potential to launch me into stardom. However, the reality is starting a fashion business is one of the hardest things to do. Competition makes our jobs so difficult. Each day my job requires extreme focus, risks, determination, and endurance. For the first time, I am putting my fate in the hands of others. Most of the time everything works out, but sometimes it doesn’t. Regardless, it is my name and money on the line. All responsibility lies on my shoulders. This has been the hardest thing I have had to do. What keeps me going is […]

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P Diddy & Posen

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Somebody stop him now! P Diddy is teaming up with Zac Posen to make his mark in the higher end of womens fashion. Simply, he wants his label to be credible amongst the rich and famous, and who better to help him than the extremely talented and most credible Posen who is teaming up with everyone right now even Nokia Hip-hop mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, who has vowed to turn his five-year-old Sean John fashion label into “the urban Ralph Lauren,” plans to buy a significant stake in Zac Posen, one of New York’s hottest young fashion designers.

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Cate Blanchett Is Pretty In Pink At The Cannes Film Festival 2018 Jury Photocall

Last Updated on 9th May 2018 We recently championed the trouser suit  for spring and it appears actress Cate Blanchett shares our love too. Attending the Cannes Film Festival 2018 jury photocall, Cate whom has been the appointed Jury President of this years’ festival, was the picture of perfection in a fitted, Stella McCartney pink pastel trouser suit paired with matching Aquazzura heels. Here, Cate whom admittedly is one of our style icons, demonstrates the beauty of the trouser suit especially in pastel shades for this time of year. It’s fresh, chic and exudes sophistication. All in all, we think it was a great choice for the photocall. Do you agree? [Image]

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Mango to launch plus-size clothing line

Last Updated on 11th December 2013 Mango is expanding in more ways than one next year, as it will be launching a brand new plus sized collection entitled Violeta by Mango. And while the mainline collection is fronted by the wonderful Daria Werbowy (she recently took the reigns from Miranda Kerr, remember?) the plus sized line will be modelled by the gorgeous plus sized Australian model Robyn Lawley. What do you think of the sneak peek in the pic above? The 400-piece Violeta by Mango collection is targeted to the “modern and demanding woman who wants to feel attractive, sexy and fashionable” which is definitely the vibe we are getting from the promo pic. Violeta by Mango will come in sizes 12-24, and will be available online here in the UK on January 15, as well as in stores in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Russia and Spain. [Fashion Times] 

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Best of 2011: Kate Middleton’s year in style

Whether you love her or loathe her (and we don’t believe you if you do the latter), 2011 owes itself solely to one woman: Kate Middleton. Though her style remains distinctly average in our book (string us up and hang us for treason), there’s no denying the effect the Duchess of Cambridge has had on the world. And, since everything she wears sells out in seconds, the fashion brands she favours have got a lot to thank her for. Like everyone else, we’re kind of intrigued with her influence, so we’ve trawled through Kate’s best looks from this year to see her rise from pauper (ha!) to Princess in pictures, which has lead us to the following conclusions: 1) she’s a mega-fan of the high street, 2) she only wears a handful of designers and regurgitates them as necessary, 3) June was a particularly good month. Without further ado, here’s her year in style… January: Reiss Kate wears a Reiss ‘Nanette’ dress for her official engagement photos shot by Mario Testino, and the hysteria begins. April: Alexander McQueen Just another white dress. We’re kidding! Kate gets married in a jaw-dropping Alexander McQueen dress designed by Sarah Burton and the world stops in its tracks. April: Zara The new Duchess of Cambridge steps out the day after her wedding in another high street dress, this time from Zara. The world applauds her for remaining the peoples’ Princess despite being an official royal. May: Reiss Kate meets Michelle Obama for the first time; everyone gets excited about the pair’s fashion politics. Kate opts for another Reiss dress, nude in colour with a boxy neckline and panelled waistband. June: Jenny Packham Her first charity gala since getting married and Kate opts for a glistening champagne-pink gown by Jenny Packham, which skims the floor […]

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Is Amy Childs Kate Middleton’s newest celebrity fan?

Last Updated on 13th December 2011 Madonna is one of the latest big names to fall under Kate Middleton’s spell, as the queen of pop recently gushed about the Duchess of Cambridge’s style, but now it seems like our future queen has a new celebrity fan. At least that’s what it looks like if this picture of Amy Childs is anything to go by. 

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