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The Rise of the Short Wedding Dress and 10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Wearing One

Tobi Hannah | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tobi Hannah

In recent years there has been a rise in short wedding dresses on bridal catwalks. You might have noticed them in magazines, on royals such as the new princess of Luxembourg, and you might also have attended a friend's wedding where she opted for a short wedding dress. This has led some to believe that it is a new 'trend'.

Sydney and Violet Schiff: A New Biography of a Marginal Modern Marriage

Amy Licence | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Licence

Stephen Klaidman's new biog-raphy of Sydney and Violet Schiff highlights an interesting couple, who made their own con-tribution to literary circles of the 1920s. Relatively overlooked until now, the Schiffs appear on the surface to be a conventional mid-dle class couple, based in London and the South of France.

'I'm Giving Old Clothes a New Life Mum'

The Mac Twins | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Style
The Mac Twins

My desire for vintage clothing was ignited when I moved down to London at 18, with a case full of generic clothes and an ambition to 'find myself'. Three months and several trips to Camden and East London later, I arrived home to Scotland for my first holiday and my mum exclaimed "What on earth have you come dressed as?!"

The Landmark, Marylebone - Now Hosting Award Winning Chef Mark Poynton at the Winter Garden

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

I'm not entirely won over by the The Landmark, but its unique charm, awe-inspiring interior and adventurous gastronomy will have me returning to enjoy the exquisite afternoon tea menu.

The Orient Express - A Steamy Adventure

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

Now, you might be wondering how one serves soup on a moving train without major spillage and frenzy, yet I our friendly steward ladles the silky mélange without an ounce of uncertainty. He is a soup artist, I say.

20 Dos and Don'ts for a Downton Lady

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Wearing long silky dresses, drinking endless cups of tea and wandering around enormous houses might look easy -- but life for 1920's ladies was far fr...

Downton Abbey: Meet The Lead Characters Modern-Day Equivalents

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

While the 1920s might seemly impossibly glamourous to middle-class mortals in 21st century Britain, every generation has its Downton Abbey stars. J...

Elisa Palomino | London Fashion Week A/W 2012 - Catwalk Show Review

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

When I discovered the work of Spanish designer, Elisa Palomino last year, it was a moment of triumph for me. Finally I had found a designer that seeme...

Swing Into the Twenties

Jane Mcfarland | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Style
Jane Mcfarland

Synonymous with glitz, glamour and decadence, the Roaring Twenties are the perfect antidote to modern day minimalism and the recession. Recent season...