Colour

The Summer of Bubble-Gum Nails

Nicola Shaw | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Shaw

The summer of bubble-gum nails: that's how my husband has christened this summer's fashion for brightly coloured nails -- try soigne botanique polish in Kyoto or Vodka if you want to see what we're talking about.

Beauty Blog #6: Hair FAQs

Katy Harrington | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Harrington

I used to dread going to the hairdresser, chiefly because the stylist always touched my hair as if it was an envelope marked 'anthrax', rolled their eyes when I asked for 'more blonde' and could barely conceal their laughter when I produced pictures torn from magazines of Kate Bosworth (fair enough).

Let the Sunshine Into Your Wardrobe

Sarah McGiven | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I love cold, winter weather but these never ending grey skies are getting me down. Yellow is one of those cheery colours that just makes everything a bit better and brighter. Associated with optimism, happiness and sunshine, it's a great pop colour to wear right now.

Colourphobe

Nikki Wright | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Wright

I'm a self-confessed colourphobe when it comes to interior design. If it's not in the taupe, grey, white, or from the 'neutral' family, I'm usually not listening! Now, as we begin to embrace the new season here at Butterfly Lane, I am determined to also embrace the subject of colour - and injecting it in to interior design.

Psychologists Find the Colour Red Holds the Secret to Attraction

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

New psychological research suggests a significant sex effect for the colour red. This colour might be unique in rendering young women more sexually attractive to men. The latest study was partly inspired by previous work which found, for example, that when a woman wore a red T-shirt, men chose to sit closer to her, than a woman wearing blue. Another previous study found women wearing red in a bar were more approached by men.

50 Shades of Blue? Corporate Colours in an Age of Austerity

Lynn Shepherd | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK
Lynn Shepherd

Exactly ten years ago this month I wrote an article for the British Airways Business Life magazine on corporate colours. Hardly one of design's darker...

How Cutlery Can Affect The Taste Of What You're Eating

PA/The Huffington Post UK | PA | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

People who eat with their hands in other countries may be on to something - apparently, food flavour can be affected by the colour, weight and shape o...

A Man's Guide to Dressing for Summer

Sach Kukadia | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Style
Sach Kukadia

Men supposedly have it easy, particularly if you're required to wear a suit to work. There are simple rules that are easy to follow when wearing a suit, like ensuring your suiting is immaculately tailored and you have an arsenal of shirts and ties on rotation each week.

Spring Shopping With Vogue.fr

Vogue.fr | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Style
Vogue.fr

After a very long wait, Spring has finally arrived in Paris. At Vogue.fr we have been anxiously waiting to dig into our warm weather wardrobes for what feels like months, and can't wait to wear our springy pieces once again. To celebrate the belated, but very welcome spring, we've gathered our favourite looks from Spring/Summer 2013.

WHIT - Cool, Colourful, Mix and Match NYC Fashion

Sarah McGiven | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

WHIT - the cool, colourful fashion line by designer Whitney Pozgay - was one of the first brands recommended to me when I looked into who to check out whilst in the States. From friends to my hairdresser, everyone wanted to clue me in to this great new label

Moody Dressing?

Paula Fry | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Style
Paula Fry

Imagine the scene. It's Monday morning. You're late for work. You had a stinking fight with your partner the night before and the cat has taken a dump in your gym bag. What will you wear? It's got to be head to toe black.

The New Archbishop, Fashion and a Pervasion of Purple

Michael Freemantle | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Tech
Michael Freemantle

Purple, and variations thereof - mauve, indigo, violet, magenta, crimson and claret - are ubiquitous nowadays. But it was not always so.

Why Men Really 'Do' See Things Differently To Women

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you've ever been shopping with a man, you won't be surprised by this piece of research. When researchers from the City University of New York c...

Kate Spade New York Does French-Inspired Lady Fashion for Fall

Sarah McGiven | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Kate Spade New York does playful uptown girl sophistication like no other. For Autumn though, the all American girl seems to be drawing on her European gap year as ladylike chic, so on trend for Winter, gets a French twist.

The Real Reason Men Like A Lady In Red… (And It's Not Because He Likes The Colour)

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Red is commonly described as the colour of fire, danger, passion and power. However, according to a recent study on male behaviour, a woman in red...

Here Comes the Sun: Summer Reminds Why I Love Fashion

Caroline Mortimer | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Style
Caroline Mortimer

Up until a few days ago I had not bought a single item of clothing in three and a half months. Count them. Three and half months; that's 14 weeks or 98 days or even (approximately) 2352 hours.

Weekend Shopping: Nu Neon for Spring/Summer 2012

Sarah McGiven | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

I'm delighted this trend is so prevalent this season, as, ever since I got my first fluoro-based outfit - a black boilersuit (as rompers were called back in the mid 1980s) from Mothercare with a day glo pink belt, pocket lining and matching towelling ankle socks - I have had a huge thing for neon.

Spotted! Fashion's Minnie Mouse Moment

Sarah McGiven | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

With the polka dot trend in full swing and as today happens to be the anniversary of the last Mickey and Minnie Mouse cartoon strip Walt Disney ever scripted, it gives me a tenuous enough reason to celebrate some animated fashion via Lazy Oaf's revisiting of Minerva's iconic look.