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Ruth Harrison Roberts

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Ruth Harrison Roberts is a fashion and lifestyle writer in London and model.
Cats, tats, shiny things and heels.

Naomi's Choice - Why the Pro-life Bubble Needs to Burst

It's thought that once you've had your (seemingly in particular medical abortion) the aftercare is non-existent. You pop the pills, and away you go. Don't travel, just go home and rest, have someone to stay with you and take a couple of days off work.
21/10/2015 17:13 BST

Basingstoke - The Creative Cut

When a woman changes her hairstyle, it is often used as a tool by others whom may wish to offer some amateur undisclosed witterings of therapy. Usually something to pinpoint a change in her dynamic; usually some dramatic and emotional change of lifestyle or a midlife crisis.
20/02/2015 16:06 GMT

One More Cup of Coffee for the Road, One More Cup of Coffee 'Fore I Go

I love coffee; I need coffee. Coffee is my vice but as Lou Reed said 'Vice is a virtue and virtue is a vice' so that's good enough for me. As I writer, I spend a lot of time in coffee shops curating content. But if the vibes not right and the coffee is bad then this can sometimes be nigh impossible.
08/07/2014 13:59 BST

Coffee - My Guilt Free Vice

It is a definite love/ hate thing, it can make you anxious and nervous and yes, it is highly addictive, but on the flip side it's also soothing and something that can help your body.
12/06/2014 14:18 BST

Rugby Prop to Bond Model - Mason 008

So what do you do when you bump into Mickey Rourke in a bar? You become his good mate, visit him in his LA mansion and then you retire from your rugby career and follow your dream of becoming a film star. Not something that happens to many of us, but this is the lucky story of prop Keith Mason who has just recently retired from Rugby League.
24/03/2014 18:11 GMT

A Very Public Apology

If losing a career, slowing down a career or changing careers completely is what it takes to get something back then so be it. That is what I will do. If it's what it takes to prove to someone that I want them in my life... It's what I'll do.
18/03/2014 14:48 GMT

The Devil on My Shoulder

Asking for help is the bravest thing a sufferer will ever do. This illness you have nurtured, your body, all the things you have gone through together are now in the hands of another person. It's like watching somebody else holding your baby.
04/03/2014 17:07 GMT

Where Did All the Small Shops Go?

Where did my local boutique go - y'know the ones who sold clothes and not just a label, the ones who understood body shape, trends and how to wear them? I didn't see any upon my last trip home.
11/02/2014 12:53 GMT

New York, Paris and Milan. Sorry Guys - Brits Do It Better.

There is no excuse - London Fashion Week has designers all over the Capital producing, exhibiting, showing. There is no excuse whatever your shape, size or style. The only way LFW will be more inclusive is if we continue to support the ones who are trying to do exactly that.
10/02/2014 09:19 GMT

Happy Healthy New Year!

'I will find inner peace this year', 'I will exercise this year',' 'I will spend more time with my friends this year'... and on the mantra mill goes on. This year I made a resolution to shun New Year's resolutions for the rest of my life. I don't want to be tied down to that level of commitment.
17/01/2014 14:16 GMT

Ch Ch Changes...

Is 36 too early for a midlife crisis? Should I be dressing like a cougar and have a twenty-something hanging off my arm ? Of course not, I look far to young for that. Truth is, life is boring me.
09/10/2013 11:02 BST

Autumn? Meh...

Now that the Fashion weeks have closed, we are in that awkward Autumnal lull, where you layer up only to have to take half of them off by lunchtime. Despite this I love Autumn and Spring, these are the seasons of change and should be the most exciting ones!
07/10/2013 15:25 BST

All That Glitters... Is Honor Gold

If you know anything about me then you will know that I am obsessed with labels and designers who aren't afraid to put themselves out and like to cross boundaries; the designers who value the people that wear the clothes.
03/10/2013 14:59 BST

Why I Want to Be the Devil That Wears Prada

Angel Sinclair CEO of Models of Diversity approached me initially to write a piece about the show and during the interview she asked me if I would model. I said no... so why did I decide to do this? The catalyst was when my slim, athletic, healthy, 8 year old daughter asked me "Mummy am I fat?"
18/09/2013 12:49 BST

Catwalk4Change - The Runway of Forward Thinking

The models for the show are bloggers, and this may seem an odd choice for a catwalk show; surely these are the girls who just turn up to fashion shows? As Edita states her reason for this is 'bloggers are the new it girls,' although the term 'It girls' may leave some of you rolling your eyes.
28/06/2013 17:19 BST

Singapore: The New Home of Fashion

his is one area that should be on every fashionistas' lips as Singapore is set to become one of the biggest names to watch on the fashion radar.
17/05/2013 12:06 BST

How to Use the Web to Research Property Investment

The banking crisis in 2008 has made getting cheap cash to deposit on houses harder to come by and I'm going to use ultra-conservative figures to see if we can still get into the game. Based on having to find a 25% deposit, which is what a lot of lenders are asking for lets see if we can invest in some property.
26/03/2013 15:56 GMT

The Great Gym Conspiracy

I was one of those keen new gym members in January. I started off determined to get into shape, but at the same time I was also terrified.
03/03/2013 15:44 GMT