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Is THAT What a Feminist Looks Like?

Rose Gibbs | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rose Gibbs

The notion that men should fear the end of sexism is as absurd and repellent as the notion that white people should fear the end of racism, or straight people should fear the end of homophobia. But should David Cameron fear feminism? Well probably yes.

Are You a Corporate Hippie?

Victoria Drysdale | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Drysdale

My sister began working at a multinational professional services firm earlier this year. Upon returning to Australia last month I immediately noticed that she had transformed from a university student to a chic graduate. With a hair never out of place and lips never free from red lipstick she seems to be happier and healthier than ever before.

Beyond Pop Feminism

Jo Simmons | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Simmons

Embracing feminism requires more than labelling oneself as a feminist. The use of the word feminism becomes meaningless unless actions correspond to what the concept seeks to achieve: gender equality.

Stop Trying to Sell Me Feminism - I'm Being There, Doing That, Not Buying Your T-Shirt

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

This feminist rally makes me feel uneasy. Wonderful that equality is being brought to the forefront in such a dynamic manner, but worrying it's being utilised as part of a trend. Worrying that brands - not just Chanel - are using feminism as a way to sell, as if the ideology and movement needs merchandise.

Why Chanel's Feminist Protest Is Great News For Gender Equality

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you haven't yet heard about Chanel's Paris Fashion Week grand finale then let us ask you something: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? On Tuesday, Karl Lagerf...

How to Fake the Pregnancy Glow : My Quick Fix to a Healthy Look

Faye Jacobs | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

So my big blog news this week is that I am pregnant! Our 3rd little bundle of joy is due at the end of March 2015. Whilst we are both extremely excited (and terrified) at the prospect of a new addition joining our family, I am afraid pregnancy isn't something I find particularly easy...

Is Blending in the New Black?

Julie Hurst | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Hurst

"To be irreplaceable, one must always be different", said Coco Chanel. But with the current vogue for 'reality dressing' being played out on the streets and down the catwalks, it seems that it's 'indifference' which is the order of the day.

The Ups and Downs of Being a Fashion Intern

Victoria Drysdale | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Victoria Drysdale

The days were long, tedious and rather tiring and I quickly learnt that everything I had heard about being a fashion intern was frighteningly true. The lows are lower than low, but the highs are pretty darn great... "If I can do this and still love this industry, than this is the industry for me."

Inside Vogue Paris August 2014

Vogue.fr | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

March 2014. Chanel shows in a high fashion supermarket, recreated by Karl Lagerfeld in the Grand Palais for the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collection. It was a flash of inspiration that defined the season and certainly caught our attention.

In Defense of Unpaid Internships

Isabel Maguire | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabel Maguire

We hear the stories of many fellow comrades who have fallen foul to that 'vampiric' institution of unpaid internships which appears to sap the elixir of life from aspirational go-getters. These people have watched The Devil Wears Prada one time too many. There's a whole corner of the internet dedicated to sharing these exaggerated cosmopolitan horror stories.

Karl Lagerfeld Hits London

Sarah McGiven | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

What I treasure in an age of media trained, talent vacuum 'celebrity' clothing lines, is that Lagerfeld is a uniquely gifted character who will always speak his mind, no matter how controversial.

How YouTube Will Change and the Future of Video

Thomas Church | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

Since YouTube was founded in 2005, the videos hosted on and created for it have undergone super fast change: From blurry Motorola captured happy slap snaps, to professionally scripted and edited high definition videos.

The Advertures of Me and My Handbag

Paula Fry | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Fry

I love a new handbag. It can be brand new or just new to me, in fact I rather love an old bag too. Nothing excites my senses more than the whiff of leather, soft as a baby's bum and equally as biteable....

Fantasy Christmas Gifts: Chanel Haute Couture Book Sets

Sarah McGiven | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Whilst browsing stores, sites and press releases to uncover affordable gems to include in my Christmas Gift Guides, I often come across more high end items that, whilst utterly wonderful, are out of the general gifting price range. These pieces are my Fantasy Christmas Gifts.

Style With Substance: Fashion Goes Philanthropic

Vogue.fr | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

If there's one thing that never goes out of fashion, it's giving to a good cause. No wonder then that this autumn, designers from Paris to Milan, London to New York, have rolled up their sleeves to prove that not only has philanthropy never been so fashionable but that designer collaborations can have style and substance.

Fashion Forward: Style Innovation for a Digital Age

Vogue.fr | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

Technology has provided a new medium for labels, from heritage brands to avant-garde innovators, to explore and express their identity and style, and to take the stories, ideas and icons who that provided their foundation forwards into a new digital dimension. We take a look at the brands which are doing it best, through a few of the technological treats on offer.

Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Week Round-up

Vogue.fr | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

The Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Weeks were full of treats, trends and timeless pieces. You might not have wanted to miss a minute, but it's easy to let a show or two slip through your fingers...

Top 10: Autumn Accessories

Vogue.fr | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Style
Vogue.fr

Don't fall behind as fashion moves forward into Autumn, our pick of the top ten accessories for the coming season will have your winter wardrobe ready quicker than you can get your coat on.

Chanel Goes Gaelic

Vogue.fr | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Style
Vogue.fr

iconic Parisian label Chanel created overblown cuffs, with the house's signature pearls sitting alongside tartan, tweed and chains for a Scottish heritage feel. A trip into the archives reveals that this isn't the first time that the Gallic fashion house has turned Gaelic, however.

Red Carpet Rebels

Vogue.fr | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Style
Vogue.fr

From gothic lace to dramatic lines and statement jewels, Britain's brightest stars have been channeling their inner punk on the red carpet this spring. Mohicans optional.

Parlez-Vous Fashion: In Which I Go Nude

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

I am very bad at painting my nails. As far as I can tell, painting the dominant hand with the non-dominant hand is as tricky as finding the perfect lipstick, jean or bobble hat, all tasks I wouldn't wish on an enemy. But I am particularly inept.

LOOK: Kris Jenner Gets Spectacularly Photobombed In Selfridges

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

There are photobombs and there is this. Yep, Kardashian Queen Bee Kris Jenner was in London's Selfridges store perusing the handbags, apparently o...

The Rise of the Muslim Fashion Industry

Romanna Bint-Abubaker | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Style
Romanna Bint-Abubaker

We are also seeing a new generation of highly-talented designers such as Elie Saab, Robert Abi Nader Abed Mahfouz, Walid Attalah, Essa from the UAE and others who continue to impress the international fashion world with their fusion of modern and Muslim-inspired elements into their ensembles.

The Luxury Fashion Experience

Ashleigh Houlton | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Style
Ashleigh Houlton

Luxury fashion cannot just be equated to 'carrying a designer handbag on your arm'; it's the lifestyle we experience. In the words of Coco Chanel, 'Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, with the way we live.'

What Does Luxury Mean to You?

Ross A. Klein | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ross A. Klein

Historically, the term luxury has always been a standard of quality, a mark of authenticity and shielded by a veil of exclusivity. But now the term is increasingly being owned by high street brands looking to squeeze a few more pennies via some nice packaging, leading to this dearth of 'luxury' options.