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Going Braless: 2016’s Biggest Feminist Fashion Statement?

Last Updated on 14th November 2016 Why do you wear a bra? For comfort? To cover up? Because wearing beautiful lingerie makes you feel good about yourself? Or is it simply a habit you fell into after being whisked off to the shops to buy one the day your breasts started to show? Figuring out why we wear them and how they fit into feminism is the centre of several complicated debates. And although we’ve been talking about the purpose and significance of bras for decades, we’re still no closer to finding an answer. Burning Bras and Beauty Standards Like the best of partnerships, feminists have had some major fallings out with bras, the most infamous of which came in 1960 with protesters (now debated) publicly burning their bras. What started as a rally against the oppressive beauty standards of the Miss America pageant, became the defining image of the Women’s Liberation Movement, and one that isn’t often taken seriously. Even today, mention feminism and many people will immediately revert to clichés about angry activists and burning bras. The Pencil Test From that iconic moment in 1960, arguments about bras continued to make waves. In 1970 came the concept of the pencil test, posited as the definitive method of determining whether you needed to wear a bra. Basically, you placed a pencil under your breast and if it remained in place then it was off to the lingerie department for you. A test that’s now been turned into a viral social media trend, then reinforced one of the standards feminists had been working so hard to defeat. The sexualisation of the female form, too distracting to be on display, meant that breasts – and particularly large breasts – were to be contained and restrained. The Sexualisation of Big Boobs It’s […]

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Tummy Tuck: More than Meets the Eye

Last Updated on 28th July 2021 In today’s health-conscious society, we’d all like to look down and see a flat stomach or a solid six pack of abs. Unfortunately, diet and exercise alone can’t always give us the physical result we’re looking for. Enter the plastic surgeon and an increasingly popular procedure called a tummy tuck, which now ranks number five on the most-performed procedures list published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. According to a fact sheet by a local tummy tuck Seattle WA practice, the procedure “removes excess abdominal skin and fat [to achieve] a flatter stomach.” Of course, this isn’t something you can just do on your lunch break: the surgery takes about two to three hours to perform and requires about two weeks post-op recovery time. And while that may seem like a lot to go through just to look better in a bikini, the results are not purely cosmetic. In fact, healing—both physical and emotional—can happen in the wake of this surgery. Here’s a closer look at some of these health benefits. Keeping those extra pounds off Losing weight, and then keeping it off, is difficult for all of us. Recent research has shown that patients who undergo weight loss surgery were more likely to keep the weight off when they combined diet and exercise with a tummy tuck procedure. While the value of proper diet and an adequate exercise regimen cannot be understated, tummy tucks may occupy an equally important role in the patient’s long-term weight management plan. A more active lifestyle A tummy tuck can accompany other operative procedures, such as hernia repair. Hernias are not uncommon after an appendectomy or following a cesarean section. By combining procedures such as this with a tummy tuck, the physician can offer the patient a […]

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Coffee Morning Round-Up: Jennifer Lawrence Gets Drunk & Disappointed On New Year’s Eve & More…

Last Updated on 30th December 2015 While some of us can hardly remember what took place on New Year’s Eve the next day, Jennifer Lawrence says she just ends up drunk & disappointed. [People] Kanye never does things by halves, so why should Christmas be any different? The rapper went all out this year with the gift giving and bought 150 Xmas gifts….just for Kim. Lucky gal! [Huffington Post] …And in other Kardashian news, little North West is shaping up to be a major fashionista. The two year old rocked the cutest fur coat reported to be worth a cool $3,500. [Daily Mail] With the New Year comes a new collection to get excited about. Yay! Carine Roitfeld & Uniqlo’s second collaboration hits stores in Feb. We can’t wait. [Fashionista] …And while we’re on the topic of fashion collaborations, here’s a great round up of 2015’s most memorable partnerships [Vogue] And even better 2015’s best fashion Instagrams. Our fave? Queen Bey of course. [Vogue]  

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The Ultimate Attention-Grabbing New Year’s Eve Outfit!

Last Updated on 18th June 2016 When it comes to New Year’s Eve there is absolutely no question – show-stopping glam is the only way to go. And why? Well, let’s put it into perspective, not only are end of year celebrations a way of giving ourselves a big fat pat on the back for making it through the year but also a chance to celebrate the year ahead and all the amazing opportunities to come.  So, it’s a must that we see the year in, as we wish it to go on – in style! But not just any style. Oh no. It has to be full on dress envy, give the Kardashian’s a run for their money “style” and we have just the dress to get the job done  – this sparkly mini dress courtesy of House Fraser. Team with, these super sexy Jimmy Choo pumps, gorgeous statement earrings, a dazzling box clutch and finish with an eye-catching cocktail ring. And last but not least don’t forget your party beauty essentials because your make-up has got to be as fabulous as your outfit dahling!

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Coffee Morning Round-Up: Lupita Nyong’o Knocks Airport Chic Out Of The Park And More…

Last Updated on 23rd December 2015 Lupita Nyong’o knocks airport chic right out of the park  [Daily Mail] Biggest gaffe of 2015? Steve Harvey crowning Miss Colombia as Miss Universe when in fact Miss Philippines was the rightful winner. But Miss Colombia says “everything happens for a reason”. Very gracious…[PopSugar] She’s conquered fashion, and now Kate Moss is moving into interiors with the launch of her very own interior design company. [Grazia] Ever wondered the secret behind Adele’s global domination? Wonder no more…it’s all down to being truly authentic. [Vogue UK] Could it be possible? Could we all be sipping on  a bottle of “Kim and Kanye” wine in the near future? Watch this space… [Daily Mail]

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Get Gwyneth Paltrow’s Striking Hot Valentino Look

Last Updated on 9th August 2017 Every so often we spot a celeb in a stunning red outfit and wonder why we don’t have more red items in our wardrobes. We literally obsessed over the red jumpsuit Kim K wore during her trip in Armenia and most recently Gwyneth Paltrow took our breath away in a strapless floor length gown courtesy of Valentino while attending the couture show in Paris, thus cementing our view that it’s crucial to own a sizzling red dress or jumpsuit for those moments when turning heads is the only option. If you’re in love with Gwyneth’s outfit as much as we are, get a (close enough) look in this simple and stylish red AQ/AQ maxi dress…   And here’s some more must-haves worth splashing out on….  

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Five Reasons Why Wearing Black Is Great!

Last Updated on 26th June 2015   There’s a good reason why black clothing never goes out of style: It works. Other colours come in and out of vogue, but black is timeless. Everyone from celebrities to fashion-savvy kids sport head-to-toe black when they want to make a statement. Black is slimming, works all year long, hides dirt, and looks good on both men and women. If that’s not enough, here are five more reasons to wear black clothing. 1. You Can Go Formal or Casual Black is the colour of choice when you want to dress up. There’s something formal about the color, and it’s the best backdrop to show off your bling. Silver, gold, and gemstones all stand out against dark clothing. But, you don’t need to reserve black for special occasions. Casual clothing looks just as good in dark shades (Nasty Gal does this perfectly with their clothes!). Black, suede sneakers paired with black jeans is a great everyday look. It doesn’t matter if you’re young, old, or somewhere in between, black is just about the most versatile color you can wear. 2. Everyone Looks Good in Black Blonds, brunettes, and redheads can all pull- off black clothing. Because black isn’t actually a color, it doesn’t clash with any skin tone. As powerful as it is, black clothing works like a neutral, allowing your coloring to shine. So whether you’re a person who normally looks good in strong colors or more delicate pastels, black will bring out the best of your individual skin, eye, and hair colour. 3. You Convey Power Black is the original power colour. There’s something weighty and serious about it, and those who wear it look strong. Whether you’re sporting an actual power suit, a badass leather jacket, or a slinky dress, black […]

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Kylie Jenner confirms lips are fake, was racism alive at the Met Gala 2015 & Miu Miu’s on the defensive..

Last Updated on 8th May 2015 ….so Kylie Jenner’s finally confirmed her lips are fake. Did we ever believe they were real? Really, we were more concerned with two things – the crazy burgeoning trend to mimic the teen’s lips AND Khloe encouraging her little sis to own up to surgery when let’s face it Khloe herself isn’t rushing to admit to her butt enhancement…#justsaying [Grazia] Louis Vuitton’s cruise collection is giving us all kinds of tingly noughties fever. Crop tops silently crept in to our wardrobes signalling the reignition of 90’s fashion. And now it’s clear the 90’s are here to stay! Stay ahead of the fash pack and stock up on asymmetric and gypsy skirts! [ASOS] Can these celebs really be accused of racism at this year’s Met Gala? We’re not entirely sure we agree with the article….but it’s worth a read. [Mashable] More controversial than Kim K banning selfies from her book tour? With Watchdog banning the latest Miu Miu ads for appearing to sexualise a child, the luxury Italian brand has defended the images and denies any sexual tone. Do we agree? [Independent] We’re still reeling from the fact that David Beckham is finally on Instagram..pure joy! AND incredibly jealous of everyone that had the chance to celebrate the hottie’s birthday in Marrakesh. Fun fact?  Beckham, holds the record for the fastest-growing Instagram account ever to date! [PopSugar]

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How To Wear Ripped Jeans? There’s Only One Ultimate Way!

Last Updated on 30th June 2016 Rising to fame in the 80’s, ripped jeans became a staple for pop princess wannabe’s everywhere, and so began fashion’s on and off love affair with distressed denim. Right now, the relationship is stronger than ever. And whether you opt to go all with barely there jeans (see Kim K for inspiration), or keep it understated like Jessica Alba (pictured above), there’s  really only one ultimate way to wear the trend. Style tip: From a lunchtime coffee with friends to an evening dinner date, pair your distressed denim with a white shirt, killer heels, sunglasses and a stand-out handbag for a weekend look that transitions seamlessly from AM to PM. Here’s 20 of our favourite finds…

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73 questions with Victoria Beckham, Cara Delevingne’s new job

Last Updated on 17th January 2015 The first working week of the year and what a great week it’s been. Blake Lively  and Ryan Reynolds welcomed a baby girl named Violet, Kim K started the year off with yet another controversial mag cover, Cara Delevingne bagged herself a new job and Jourdan Dunn made history this week as British Vogue’s first black solo cover star. Also, there’s not long left till we’re treated to Caroline Issa x Nordstrom. And for the best treat of the week….Vogue gave us this delicious 73 questions with none other than Victoria Beckham. Yes, it’s been a great week!

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Anna Wintour to receive Outstanding Achievement Award

Last Updated on 7th November 2014 It’s official. The British Fashion Council confirmed this morning that Anna Wintour, OBE will be honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award at this year’s British Fashion Awards taking place on December 1st 2014 at the London Coliseum. Despite being widely recognized Wintour still remains a bit of a mystery, however her huge contribution to the fashion industry is undisputed. Starting her career at Harpers & Queen magazine in 1970, Wintour went on to American Vogue as Creative Director in 1983 and returned back to London to serve as Editor-in-chief of British Vogue in 1986. American Vogue became her final home in 1988. Commenting on Wintour’s award Natalie Massenet MBE, Chairman of the British Fashion Council said, “Anna Wintour has helped, nurtured and advised the careers of some of the world’s most brilliant and creative designers. There isn’t a person working in fashion who has not been inspired and influenced by Anna’s leadership.” Wintour faced quite a bit of criticism earlier this year for Kimye’s Vogue cover but in the video below she explains exactly what it takes to be the face of the fashion bible that is American Vogue.

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Kate Moss pays homage to Cara Delevingne for Halloween

Last Updated on 7th November 2014 We have to admit we really enjoyed costume watching this Halloween…..just one of the many reasons why we’re addicted to Instagram. Heidi Klum may be infamous for making the most effort with her costumes but this year a few of our beloved celebs gave Klum a run for her money. We have way too many favourites to mention……we “oooh and ahhhed” at Beyoncé and Blue Ivy as Janet and Michael Jackson, laughed a lot at Kim and North as Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley (we’d pay good money to find out the ice queen’s thoughts about this pic)…. ….and we love, love, loved the cuteness overload of seeing Penelope and North West as adorable skunks. But the award for best dressed and the focus of today’s celebrity style goes to the one and only Kate Moss who pulled of her buddy Cara Delevingne perfectly. From the hoodie to the skinny jeans, to her impressions. Kate nailed it. Poking fun at Cara, Moss accessorised her outfit with a dab of white powder carefully placed on her nose. A tad controversial or just a good laugh? Thoughts? [Images]

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Kris Jenner files for divorce from Bruce Jenner!

Last Updated on 24th September 2014 After 22 years of marriage, Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner has reportedly filed for divorce from Bruce Jenner, citing the standard “irreconcilable differences” in the official papers. This shouldn’t come as a total shock though, as they’ve apparently been living apart for well over a year, and announced their separation 11 months ago. It’s nice to see that they’ve managed to keep things relatively civil for their children and stepchildren, and of course, their TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians! As their youngest child – 17-year-old daughter Kylie Jenner – is still a minor, the couple will get joint custody of her, although neither Kris nor Bruce will receive spousal support. They will however do a property split as there was no prenup. It all sounds very civil at the moment doesn’t it? We wonder if it’ll stay like this… [Hollywood Life]

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Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing actually loves his work being copied…

Last Updated on 29th July 2014 Tom Ford and Roberto Cavalli are just two of the many designers who have spoken out about their hatred towards ‘copycats’… but Olivier Rousteing’s opinion couldn’t be more different. The Balmain creative director has said that he actually likes seeing his new season designs copied on the high street, and thinks Zara’s pieces in particular are better than his own work. No, really… “I love seeing a Zara window with my clothes mixed with Céline and Proenza Schouler! I think that’s genius,” he said. “It’s even better than what I do! I love the styling, I love the story… I watch the windows always, and it’s genius what they do today. “I’m really happy that Balmain is copied – when I did my Miami collection and we did the black and white checks, I knew they would be in Zara and H&M. But they did it in a clever way – they mixed a Céline shape with my Balmain print! Well done! I love that”. We are partial to an occasional shopping spree in Zara, so we’re glad that one of our favourite designers actually approves of the pieces. After all, there’s nothing better than getting designer inspired pieces for a fraction of the price! Where do you stand? [Independent]

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Stacking Rings: In or Out?

Last Updated on 2nd July 2014 From sweet pink wedding gowns to unique collections of impeccable antique and contemporary stacked rings, this is the year when everything goes. As long as the look captures your essence and it doesn’t overwhelm the rest of your style, why not? The following four suggestions offer some exciting new ways to stack your rings. Engagement Rings and Diamonds: During the past few years, women around the world have been stacking engagement rings, like those found at Michael Hill Jewellers. Oval solitaires, white gold, and heirloom bands… the possibilities are as diverse and lovely as the celebrities. Kate Beckinsale, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Garner, Eva Longoria Parker, and Mariah Carey are just a few of the great trend setters who have added their personal flair to this fashionable trend. One of the many advantages of stacking engagement, wedding, and other bands is that the look can be dressed up or down, depending on the event; an antique gem with sentimental value can easily be added into the mix! Mix and Match: Mixing and matching adds a new aspect to the art of stacking rings. It’s also an element that will keep the style fresh for years to come! Once again, it’s all about your individual fashion sense, and finding a combination that you will enjoy. While diamond, precious, and semi-precious gems add volume and excitement, metal combinations are eclectic and interesting. Simply by adding or subtracting a favorite band, a diamond, topaz, sapphire, and/or rose gold you can add dimension to your look that will turn heads. Delicate rings, chunky bands, disks worn on the knuckles can be as intense or refined as you desire. Remember, ‘everything goes’ as long as you mix and match to suit your mood! Retro Style: This year we have made […]

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Is Celebrity Culture Still as Influential as Ever?

Last Updated on 13th May 2014 The advancement of technology has made it possible for people from around the world to gain easy access to movies, television shows, magazines and news. As such, they are experiencing greater exposure to media influence than ever before. People of all ages, especially teenagers and children, are becoming increasingly infatuated with celebrities, and many of them regard their favorite celebrities as role models and try to imitate them. While celebrity culture can have a positive influence on people, it can also be detrimental to a certain extent. But how influential is it today? A Brief History of Celebrity Culture According to some historians, mass celebrity culture in the United States began to gain prominence in the early 20th century. This resulted from the flourishing New York and Hollywood entertainment industries from 1900 to the late 1920s, which saw the introduction and popularization of various forms of entertainment, including vaudeville, opera, radio and film. It generated greater interest in celebrities and contributed to a consumer-based culture that has continued to grow until today. Celebrity culture has risen to a new level in recent years following the advent of social media, which has made it possible for fans to connect with celebrities on a more personal level. Click here to learn more about the history of celebrity culture. Fuelling trends Celebrities remain influential in terms of driving trends. The recent, and continuing, phenomenon of e-cigarettes is a prime example: an increasing number of celebrities, including Katherine Heigl, Britney Spears, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Cheryl Cole, Bradley Cooper, Lindsay Lohan, Robert Pattinson and Paris Hilton, have been seen smoking e-cigarettes instead of real cigarettes, and has helped to fuel their increasing popularity. Celebrity endorsement is all-powerful in this regard, and websites such as http://www.eshishin.co.uk/ reflect the demand […]

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Angelina Jolie rocks Saint Laurent for Elle US June cover

Last Updated on 7th May 2014 With the highly anticipated release of Disney’s Maleficent this month, we had a sneaky feeling that an Angelina Jolie fashion glossy cover was on the cards. We had our money (and hearts) on American Vogue, but we certainly aren’t disappointed with the Elle US June cover either. Angelina was photographed by Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane, and is naturally exclusively rocking the brand’s pieces in the accompanying editorial. Sleek, slick and sinfully sexy – that’s Angelina Jolie and the new Saint Laurent brand in a nutshell which is why they fit together so seamlessly. Inside the mag, Angelia opens up about everything from Brad Pitt to her upcoming nuptials, i.e. the most highly anticipated wedding since the Royal Wedding (sorry Kim and Kanye!) among other things. “We have a very full life and a very passionate relationship,” she said about Brad Pitt. “We are still quite surprised that we’re actually more interested in each other now than when we met. We know it’s rare.” As rare as Angelina’s beauty, some (us included!) might say. You can read the rest of Angelina Jolie’s interview in the Elle US June issue.

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Staying Stylish on the Slopes

Last Updated on 3rd January 2014 The ski season is finally here! If you’re hitting the slopes in the next few months you’ll want to know how you can stay warm and dry whilst also staying on top of the latest trends. The basic stuff Before we start looking at styles it’s important to outline that there are certain essentials that you have to wear whilst skiing or else you will freeze! You will need to wear layers under your ski jacket – normally some kind of thermal, another thin layer and a warm, insulating outer layer like a fleece or jumper. Remember that if you stop for a break or lunch you’ll probably be taking your jacket off so people will see this layer. You’ll also need gloves, a hat and goggles (you won’t need them every day, depending on the weather, but you should have them available) and ski socks as a minimum and something warm to snuggle up in in the evenings, like a cuddly onesie! The fun stuff In the past few years ski attire has really stepped up and now it’s easy to find a ski jacket that will cater for all the practical needs you require on the slopes and make you look good. Whether you want to embrace the street style set by snowboarders or keep things sophisticated with furs and simple colours there are plenty of options out there. This jacket from The North Face is the perfect example of a timeless, elegant ski jacket which will stay fashionable for a number of seasons. Sypder have put together a similar faux fur jacket which could easily double up as a warm option on a chilly day in the city. If you want something which reflects the street style that the slopes are […]

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Julianne Hough is Worst Dressed of the Week…as ‘Crazy Eyes’

Long before elaborate Halloween parties and expertly executed outfits, it was all about dressing up as a witch and trying your luck at trick or treating. Of course, things don’t remain so vanilla in Hollywood, and this week, actress Julianne Hough has been the subject of controversy over her not-so-PC outfit choice. Far from being spooky, Julianne’s get-up for the Casamigos Halloween Party in Hollywood last week attracted backlash from the public, and rightfully so. Dressed as the character ‘Crazy Eyes’ from the hit Netflix series, Orange Is The New Black, Julianne sported a bright orange prison uniform and Gwen Stefani hair, circa ’95. But it wasn’t her wacky choice of attire that infuriated the masses, rather her blackface makeup. Particularly distasteful, whatever her intentions with this look; but she claims to be a fan of the show, and of the character she was imitating, played by African-American actress, Uzo Aduba. Given the heated debate surrounding the Vogue Netherlands ‘Blackface’ editorial, we’re not surprised by the extreme reaction to Julianne’ actions – after all, fashion may be a make-believe world pushing boundaries (and buttons), but as a representative of Hollywood, Julianne should know better. Although Julianne took to social media to repent her allegedly racially offensive actions, tweeting: “It certainly was never my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone in any way. I realize my costume hurt and offended people and I truly apologize,” we’re still slapping her with this week’s worst dressed title. (Yes, we know, it could’ve been Miley dressed as Lil’ Kim) What are your thoughts on Julianne’s Halloween costume? Is it a step too far? [Image]

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Do you suit warm or cool hair colour tones?

Last Updated on 8th September 2013 It’s the start of the autumn season and the time of year that everyone’s more conscious about their appearance; whether they want to lose weight or change their hair colour. Surprisingly, choosing a new hair colour isn’t as simple as picking up a box of hair dye and hoping for the best. The same goes for if you like a particular colour on someone else – that doesn’t mean it will look good on you. If you want to keep your new ‘do’, you should consider a few things before hitting the bottle. Eye colour Have you ever wondered why women with blonde hair and blue eyes or men with dark hair and deep brown eyes are considered to be attractive? Well, you might not think about the colour of your eyes when choosing a new hair dye but it has a big impact on what colour hair suits you. Warm toned colours, such as red, gold and auburn are typically suited to people with brown or green eyes whereas people with blue or grey-ish eyes often find that light and ash blondes are a better match. Even something as simple as your choice of eye make up affects your overall look so you may want to look for tips on how to ensure your chosen style doesn’t clash with your hair or skin tone. Skin tone Everyone’s skin is completely different; you might even hear people referring to their complexion, perhaps talking about themselves being olive-skinned or fair-skinned. If you have pale skin, you can probably get away with most hair colours but try to avoid going too dark as it can wash you out. Those with fair, but pinkish skin should avoid red like the plague and use ash tones wherever possible. […]

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Beauty secrets the celebs swear by!

Last Updated on 9th August 2013 As much as the celebs and their team of stylists, hairdressers and make-up artists want you to believe it, they don’t actually get out of bed instantly looking red carpet ready. It actually takes a lot of hard work to look like a Hollywood A-lister; hard work, time, and more often than not, secret beauty regimes. Well, today we decided to spill some celeb beauty secrets that the stars of Tinsel Town swear by, so you too can have that wow-worthy beauty look. No personal stylist necessary… Teeth whitening There are several ways to go about this, some more cost-effective than others. You can do it yourself at home with the help of a Teeth Whitening kit and a retainer that you sleep in at night. Or you can follow in the footsteps of the X Factor contestants and get them bleached by a professional. No prizes for guessing which one will cost you more! Laser hair removal  Say goodbye to shaving rashes, messy wax strips and unsightly hair that takes up a lot of precious time to remove. Laser hair removal is what it’s all about these days; with just a few sessions of laser or IPL treatment, you can bid farewell to all unsightly hair for good! Definitely worth the time and money in the long run considering how much each salon trip costs. Botox No need to be afraid of the aging process with one of the most popular treatments in Hollywood right now. No need to go overboard though – a few injections in the important places will keep those wrinkles at bay and leave you looking more youthful for longer. Not everyone is left with an expressionless face after the treatment – just make sure you go for the […]

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Fashion Charts: What’s going up and what’s coming down this month

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Up The bomber jacket: The hit summer cover-up, we’re digging the bomber jacket for its endless styling opportunities. Continuing fashion’s love affair with the sport luxe trend, we’re wearing ours with skinny jeans and a luxe tee by day, and statement earring and a sexy pencil skirt by night. Knuckle-nail rings: From Balenciaga’s lusted-after gold versions to pocket-pleasing high-street alternatives on the high street, knuckle rings have evolved into the next best thing: knuckle-nail rings, as seen on the Chanel Fall Couture 2013 runway. Yeah, couture on your nails is a thing, according to Kaiser Karl. Expensive baby shoes: With a ‘female hustler’ and the ‘king of hip hop’ for parents, you’re expected to have a more than average upbringing. Her Majesty, Blue Ivy Carter, has her own pair of TOM FORD heels. Yes, TOM FORD. Downsized to tot proportions, and modelled by her bootylicious mum. In other news, the world’s first billionaire couple reportedly splashed out a whopping (modest by Jay-B standards) $7,500 on presents for Baby Kimye, including a pair of Christian Dior booties. Moss mania: Although she’s been everywhere since being discovered at the tender age of 14, Kate Moss continues to rule everything, everywhere. From taking over the Stuart Weitzman and Versace AW13 campaigns to teaming up with Carphone Warehouse on a new fashion-tech accessories line and going under the hammer (sort of) at Christie’s. Budget Alaia’s (well, kind of): We’ve been drooling over the real deal, and promptly heading to Zara to snap up the pocket-friendly version! We’re in love with complex, lace up sandals that look like a lot of hard work to slip into, but once you’ve got them on, there’s no coming off. Down Over-the-top underdressing: Oh, Rihanna. Bad, bad Rihanna. Rocking up to Chanel Couture […]

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Pea-sized prodigies: Meet the 5-year-old Scott Disick

Last Updated on 27th June 2013 OK. We’re pretty much speechless. Dumbfounded. Beyond words. Because we’ve just witnessed a miniature reincarnation of, maybe, Lord Disick, Justin Bieber and Danny O’Donoghue all rolled into one adorable and well-clothed 5-year-old. Meet social media sensation, Alonso Mateo, the kid-poser from Laguna Beach, who’s effortlessly making waves in the oversubscribed world of Instagram. Executing painstakingly put together looks with the ease of a seasoned Brad Kroenig, Alonso name checks brands including Acne, Jeremy Scott, Dolce & Gabbana and All Saints in his personal walk-in wardrobe (yes, walk-in!). Alonso acquired quite the global fashion following (127,000 followers on Instagram, and counting), after his freelance stylist mother started posting pictures of her son’s looks on the popular social media site. The child style star, who’s giving a bunch of A-list tots a run for their (parents’) money, often picks out his own looks, and poses with such professionalism, you’d think he was a wash cycle shrunken entity from a Testino shoot. But in this environment of over sharing, and with some of the disturbing precedence before a story like this (remember our rant about 10-year-old child model Thylane?), we’re still trying to figure out – after cooing and awwing over Alonso’s shockingly impressive camera credentials – how we feel about this mini man. Although that term in itself is a little disturbing, are the pictures really doing any harm? Expectedly, the account on which his mother posts images has been subject to a tirade of criticism, and sadly, abuse from Nation Selfie, with several users branding the family materialistic and the 5-year-old a ‘spoiled douche’. But come to think of it: which parent doesn’t like to dress their child well if they can afford to? Let’s consider this in the context of fashion editorials. Exploitative on a […]

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Kanye West on his new menswear collection and, erm, being “a God”

Last Updated on 25th June 2013 How do you silence your critics? By telling them and the rest of the world that you are a God. At least, that’s what Kanye West did! During a candid interview with W magazine, Kanye revealed that an unnamed fashion designer only let him attend his show on the premise that he wouldn’t attend any more. And that made Kanye mad. So mad that he joined forces with Daft Punk and penned a song entitled I Am a God. Humble as ever, we see! “I went to the studio with Daft Punk, and I wrote I Am a God,” he said. “Cause it’s like, Yo! Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go. Man, I’m the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix. You can’t say that you love music and then say that Kanye West can’t come to your show. To even think they could tell me where I could and couldn’t go is just ludicrous. It’s blasphemous—to rock ’n’ roll, and to music. How can someone stop my opportunity to see something that he can teach me, that I can help teach the world?” Erm, quite! Still, the interview wasn’t just a Kanye rant. He did spill the beans on his latest fashion project with an as yet unnamed French brand, and we’re actually looking forward to what he has in store. “I have to somehow put out something that says, ‘I look sensible’”, he said. “That sensible something is set to be a new men’s capsule collection of jeans, T-shirts and hoodies for a hip French brand that will be unveiled in July.” Hmmm… what’s he got up his sleeve? Only time will tell. Are you excited? Confused? Scared? […]

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Fashion Charts: 5 things going up, and 5 things going down this month

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Going up Festival beauty: Suddenly, we’re all raving in fields and bubblegum blue mascara is perfectly acceptable. Festival season’s taking over, but it does come with its downfalls. Lack of hot showers and long queues for toilets can bring out the worst in use, but there isn’t much that pink semi-permanent hair colour, bright eye shadow and feather lashes can’t sort out. Transatlantic takeovers: On a non-fashion note, we can’t help but feel proud of the American intervention we’ve recently experienced. From J-Lo’s raunchy antics on Britain’s Got Talent to Alicia Keys taking her adorable son to a theme park in the Midlands and Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher’s secretive pub dates. And then there’s Jessie J, debuting her delicious new look (oh, that bod!) in the video for her latest video Wild, featuring Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal. Fashion’s future: Graduate Fashion Week is nearly coming to a close, and the idea of seeing fresh, emerging talent taking its first steps into this challenging industry is exciting. With over 1,000 BA fashion graduates from 40 UK colleges showing their collections, alongside students from 16 universities around the world including Parsons and FIT, in New York, will the next Christopher Bailey or Stella McCartney be discovered? The two most famous Ks: One’s a certified royal, and the other is also part of an establishment better know as the Kardashians. Both are due to give birth pretty soon and we can’t wait to see Kate Middleton cooing over the royal tot’s frilly hat, and how many diamonds will adorn Kimye’s daughter’s cot. Blue Ivy, who? High Street denim takeover: Yes, that’s right. Although it’s not earth shattering news, it is when the high street’s most cost effective name takes on a dot com domain! Asos […]

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Fashion Charts: 5 things going up, and 5 things going down this month

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Going up Punk fever: The punk revival was well and truly felt at this year’s Met Ball, with added thanks to Miley Cyrus’s outlandish barnet and Madonna’s flesh flashing shenanigans. But will it last? We hope the magical era is here to stay for good, so we can break fashion rules and paint our (not so flat) stomachs with anti-gun slogans. Check out our Punk inspo moodboard for your fix. Gatsby fever: Taking a detour from crazy hair and garish outfits, the other era the fashion world is currently dabbling in is the Roaring Twenties. With Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby set for release next week in the UK, expect a rise in opulent hair accessories, art deco prints and more flapper dresses you can shake a jazz dance move at! Shop our top Gatsby-inspired pieces here. Festival kick off: Although the major headliners are taking place smack bang in the middle of summer, several niche festivals are taking place this month, which can only mean one thing; getting your festival wardrobe into gear. Check out our top 10 picks here. Embellished tees: Luxe tees have been gaining momentum amongst the fash pack for some time now, so when we laid our peepers on the embellished 3.1 Phillip Lim Nueva York tee , we were sold at hello. The new low sandal: Or, dubbed the ‘Elvis’ sandal, thanks to the rhinestone detail; embrace summer’s new take on the gladiator sandal but with a flattering (read: pain-free) heel. Look to Isabel Marant for a high end hit, or Zara and Mango do equally stylish, pocket-friendly versions. Going down Glove sleeves: Come on, Kim! What were you thinking? Dressing to flatter your bump, we understand, is priority, but hand concealing doesn’t really come in to it. Enough said. […]

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Love or Hate: Britney Spears in Stella McCartney

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 For the season premiere of X Factor USA, Britney Spears stepped out in a vivid blue, printed Herve Leger Stella McCartney dress from the British designer’s pre-fall 2012 collection. On paper, Britney in Stella – in fact, Britters in anything that isn’t a bandage dress – is a breath of fresh air. The actual results however, are a little bit disappointing and we are angry with ourselves for thinking it. We want her to be America’s sweetheart circa 1999 all over again! So here are our problems with the look: the dress sits at that awkward literal knee length, and between that, the high neckline and the fact that we think she could have done with a bigger size, we don’t think it’s the most flattering of outfits for Britney’s figure. We heart the fact that Brit is taking some sartorial risks though, and we don’t want her to be discouraged from branching out in the future. Because we love Britney and want to see her in a positive light, we’re going to look at her Elle US cover and editorial images again! [poll id=”367″]

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Diamonds and rubies: Elizabeth Taylor’s most memorable styles

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Yesterday marked the end of an era. Elizabeth Taylor was the last of the Hollywood greats, but behind her incredible film career spanning 50 years and her extraordinary philanthropic work, she was a true style icon. Epitomising pure Hollywood pin-up, Elizabeth’s theatrical ability to mix high-octane elegance with an air of everyday nonchalance – a cluster of diamonds with a sweater; a flared Fifties dress with a cigarette – gave an enduring appeal to her innately feminine fashion. Here, as we remember and celebrate the last true Hollywood legend of her time, we take a look at some of Elizabeth Taylor’s most memorable moments in fashion that helped shoot her to fame as one of the world’s inimitable style icons. 1948 – looking every bit the Hollywood pin-up poolside. 1950s – Subtly sexy in a polo-neck sweater, fishnet tights and high-waisted knickers. 1951 – at the Lady with the Lamp premiere looking fabulously Fifties. 1954 – showing off her famous curves in a full-skirted Fifties dress. 1955 – in a white bralette and high-waisted tailored trousers on posing prettily n the set of Giant. 1959 – on the set of Suddenly Last Summer setting hearts a-flutter in a white one-piece. 1959 – looking effortlessly chic in a cinched-and-striped dress and white headscarf on the set of Suddenly Last Summer. 1960s – with her signature bouffant bob smoking a cigarette, her incredible beauty is simple but striking. 1961 – wearing negligee on the set of Butterfield, for which she won the Oscar for Best Actress. 1963 – a career-defining moment playing Cleopatra, Elizabeth sports the iconic Egyptian style and shows of her enviable hourglass figure. 1970s – Elizabeth looks luxuriously elegant wrapped in fur. 1979 – wearing a shimmering metallic gown to collect her A. […]

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