Fashion Trends

Generation Sweet Stuff - Are We All Sugared Up?

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

The sugar-less trend seems like it might have long running implications on the way we sell, shop and eat. Things that were once put onto our health barometer, we're now advised to stay clear of. Yogurt, fruit, cereal and so forth are most certainly off the menu. Advised that cereals were the healthy option to start of our day, the healthiest at present, has to be cartoned egg whites.

Tote Bags: Why Do We All Carry Them?

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

Cotton tote bags are every woman's very public fashion faux pas. We're all guilty of carrying them, all obsessed with their practicality and ALL in denial over just how old and grubby they look... this whole secondary black tote bag trend has completely taken over. Even Lena Dunham is doing it.

Running a Boutique Model Agency

Neely Reyes | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neely Reyes

There are 3 potential solutions to the presbyopia problem - multifocal contact lenses, monovision (One contact lens for distance vision and one for reading), or a combination of single vision distance contact lenses with reading spectacles.

Heat Wave Style Observations: The Good, the Bad and the Bang on Trend

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

Having an actual British summertime is amazing. On the matter of style, it's all too easy to throw everything up in the air and opt for something cool and comfortable - I get this, I really do - but in the last few weeks I've seen some real no-nos.

Fashion & Music... So Happy Together

Shannon Edwards | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Edwards

Who doesn't want to be a rockstar? Dressing like one is the first step. But it goes even deeper to the music itself which can help us imagine any fashion choice as possible... even those funky trainers in no way appropriate for my feet.

Fashion Nostalgia: How Soon Is Too Soon?

Annaliese Watkins | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annaliese Watkins

So, with the fashion lifecycle going pedal to the metal, what does this mean for future trends? How long will it be before we look back on the early 2000's and pine for asymmetrical skirts and velour sweat suits?

School's Out For Summer

Caragh Little | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Anticipating coffee and a bun on the second morning of the holidays, I was assaulted by the first Back to School display of summer. No sooner have the holidays begun than we're preparing for them to end: hardly had I dragged myself home on that final half day of term, than the postman assured me with a cheeky grin that the break would be 'gone before I knew it.'

Men's Bling Thing: Matter of Time and Taste

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Preetam Kaushik

Men have been wearing jewelry since long, right through the centuries that just passed us by. The ultimate example of 16th cen bling can be seen in Henry VIII's paintings where kings are kind of drowning in pearls and finery, yet look ultra masculine.

The Shoe Tattoo

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

I've sometimes toyed with the idea of getting a tattoo, but there's something about the permanency and probably the pain that stops me entering through those parlour doors. However, I recently came across Oliver Sweeney offering the option of getting a tattoo on their shoes, and this instantly seemed like a much more painless option.

Is Subculture Dead?

Charlotte Mallory | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Mallory

At this year's Brit Awards, Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys, used his acceptance speech for Best Album of the Year to announce that "rock n roll will never die." He then threw the mic he was using down on the floor and mumbled "invoice me for the mic if you wanna."

Ugly Flat Shoes Are the New Statement Handbag

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

The sheer beauty and practicality of Sophie Hulme's structured leather tote will forever play on my mind but there's no denying that ugly flats are the new statement handbag this season. On my watch they're the kale of footwear, the trophy item, 2014's show piece.

How I Wear My Wardrobe

Hanna Suhonen | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hanna Suhonen

Wearing something different every day, but with my ever-growing wardrobe that certainly is a mission. In this post I wanted to show you an example of how I choose my outfits, and hope you get some tips to wearing more of your wardrobe.

Shoe Fashion Trends Spring/Summer 2014: Sneakers and Brogues Dominate

Christine Babington Smith | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Babington Smith

If you're still wearing court shoes with platform soles, consign them to the back of your wardrobe now! Even Victoria Beckham has ditched the platform pumps in favour of flats - hell has indeed frozen over and she is now wearing English style brogues.

The Beard: What Lies Beneath

Lynne Parker | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

Is the rising popularity of the beard a reflection of men's role in society today? Like hemlines rising with the onset of votes for women, full on masculine facial hair is making its own break for freedom and has become a 21st century fashion statement.

Weekend Shopping: Queen Bee Style

Sarah McGiven | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Last spring saw one the release of the most perfect fashion collections in recent memory, from Alexander McQueen. Based around bees and women as worker bees, this fantastically visual theme was cross-pollinated with the brand's dark romance. Immaculate construction ensured each elegant look was executed in the most high fashion way.

20 Trends for Autumn/Winter 2014-2015

Vogue.fr | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

With clean lines, cocoon silhouettes and androgynous looks featuring fur, capes, feathers and shearling, this season's collections are all about wrapping up against the cold. Get ready to ward off Winter's grip in pretty palettes, Sixties shapes, prints and flashes of shining gold.

What Is the Future for Leopard Print?

Rebecca Stevens | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Stevens

History is imperative for fashion. Trends form trends that, in this case, started as a way of life. But the main reason I sat down to write this article was to explore the demand for certain prints over others. Fashion has explored only a small selection of prints over the years, and even then many repeat season after season.

Normcore and the Emperor's New Clothes

Shannon Edwards | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Edwards

How to dress normcore, let me break it down: no-name, unflattering, comfortable jeans, boring unfashionable warm jacket, plain tee, plain white socks, trainers, etc. If you've mastered the look, it should be hard to tell from behind if you are a 50-something executive or just taking a break from backpacking in Nepal.

Headphone 'Hype'

Liam Deacon | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Many of you may have noticed the unbounded rise in under 25s cat-walking their way across Britain's high streets, colleges and public transport in large, salient and often flamboyant headphones. Personally, I think some of them look garish almost comical. But I'm not completely anti people utilising such devices so incessantly. I couldn't be, having recently joined this growing trend.

Style Interview With Oliver Proudlock

Jess Evans | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Evans

Perhaps what gives this slick-haired, glasses wearer, funky t-shirt loving character, a likeable edge, is his Mr. Nice Guy nature, determination and ability to always keep his cool throughout the dramas and tears of reality TV show, Made in Chelsea, making him a great man date to have a drink with.

Weekend Shopping: Sporty Spice

Sarah McGiven | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Sports luxe looks - the kind that embraces fine fabrics you definitely don't want to sweat in - have been around for a while now and this season is no exception. The appeal of gorgeous, wearable and, most phenomenally, genuinely comfortable clothing is just too much for this trend to die any time soon.

The End of 2013 and a Preview of 2014...

Zandra Rhodes | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Zandra Rhodes

My exhibition Zandra Unseen at the Fashion and Textile Museum closed 31 August, 2013 to make way for the gorgeous Belville-Sassoon exhibit. Featuring the work of my dear friend David Sassoon (including dresses made for not only our beloved Princess Di but also Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, two beautiful women of impeccable taste).

2014: Embracing the Fashion/Sport Mash-Up Trend

Emilie Riis | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emilie Riis

The fashion industry has artfully latched onto our fitness obsession. It all started in 2004 when Stella McCartney designed her first collection for Adidas. Her collection was soon after followed by a collaboration between Puma and Alexander McQueen.

Hitting the Slopes in Style!

Kelly Simpkin | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Simpkin

I don't know about you but for me skiing is as much about the outfit as it is about the snow! When I'm gliding down the mountain I want to look good doing so and when I stop for a Vin Chaud I want to look the part!

Top Denim and Jeans Trends for SS14 - Ripped Jeans

Donna Ida Thornton | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Ida Thornton

If you're the scruffy type the good news is you are totally on trend without having to do anything. If you're not and you want to start getting your SS14 look ready then you HAVE to have a pair of ripped jeans.