UK Fashion

The Launch Party - The Most Important Part of Making a Movie?

Neely Reyes | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neely Reyes

Last night was the premiere of the short film I produced and co-directed. 'Flame' was shot over two manic days in May (with two of my models) and was finally ready to reveal to friends and colleagues at a private screening in Central London. I was a bit nervous, but the event was a big success.

The Fashionable Student: What You Need to Know About Winter Clothes Shopping

Natalie Turco-Williams | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Natalie Turco-Williams

Not sure where to start? Well, let's go with how to go about shopping for your winter looks. When it comes to shopping there's always this preconceived idea with students that 'cheaper is better' which isn't always true. What you buy for winter needs to be heavy duty and high quality, as you'll be living in these clothes day in day out over the next several months.

The Best Retailers for Curvy Ladies This Winter

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

Even as a big-busted size 12 or 14 - shopping for elegant winter clothes can be near impossible, and I imagine it gets harder and harder as the size chart goes up. I'm a size 16 and I find most chunky knits make me look like a cotton wool ball with legs.

Smart Shopping: My AW14 Maternity Capsule Wardrobe

Faye Jacobs | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

I've been stocking up on maternity clothes since I was 7 weeks pregnant and now at almost 18 weeks am finally able to fit into them! I absolutely love maternity wear, pretty much everything is stretchy.

Why Healthy Living (or a Version of It, at Least) Is the New Rock N Roll

Baukjen de Swaan Arons | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Baukjen de Swaan Arons

There have been no fridge doctors or crazy cold-turkey approaches to eating. What there has been is a growing interest in living a better life, but not just for me - I've seen a real sea-change of attitude towards the way we are all living our lives. Mine in part, I have to confess, has all been wrapped up with my slight obsession with social media. I'm an Insta-junkie.

Style Crushing on the Girls of GIRLS

Annaliese Watkins | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annaliese Watkins

I'll admit I was a little late to the Girls party. But once I arrived, I partied HARD, watching all three seasons in the space of a week. The finale marked a Lena Dunham-shaped hole in my life, which I have partially filled with her new autobiography Not That Kind of Girl, but by and large I remain pining for season 4 to hit our screens next year.

Performers in Paris, Upstaged by a Niqab

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

Intolerance breeds intolerance and laws that allow bigotry and racism as though they were a part and parcel of society are exactly the thing that encourages such attitudes. When we look at injustices far and wide it's so easy to express distaste but we must look closer to home and deal with the injustices and attitudes that are being imposed.

Beautiful Sikh Exhibition Will Give You Massive Beard Envy

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The beard: a fashion statement that has really come into its own of late, with disasters and successes. Just take a walk in Shoreditch and you'...

10 Quotes That Show How Much Oscar De La Renta Loved Women

The Huffongtuffignotn | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In a world that is fraught with so much contention about body image and whether male designers actually hate the women they design waist-pinching clot...

Alexander Wang and H&M Collaboration; A Moment to Think About Fashion, Intellectual Property and Culture

Tania Phipps-Rufus | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tania Phipps-Rufus

The collaborations between the street and the high-end represent a change in the business of fashion. Amelia Groom in her essay on Japan's contemporary street fashion culture observes that 'change in fashion has often been explained as a 'trickle-down' effect of class imitation followed by class aversion.'

Fashion and Modelling Industry's a Disgrace

Danny Bowman | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

We see it every single day of our lives, size 0 models, perfect skinned 6ft men and how to look fashionable enough to be on the pages of Elle.

The Top Five Bridal Fall 2015 Trends

Marina Licht | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

Even though I have worked in the media industry for over 15 years, I totally understand how confusing it is to women when they are presented with the trends for fall, in other words autumn the following year when they have not even experienced the season this year!

Vogue Paris October 2014: A Family Affair

Vogue.fr | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

This month's cover is one for the family album. Natasha Poly and her baby daughter pose for Vogue Paris regular Mario Testino, in an intimate portrait, on newsstands now.

High Street vs. Designer: Seven Items for Your Autumn-Winter Wardrobe

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

As a fashion stylist, I have styled many beautiful women with different body shapes, different complexions, different style personalities, and most importantly, different budgets. Through my bespoke styling sessions, I teach people that looking stylish isn't defined by the amount of money you can spend on an item but by how well you wear it.

Could This Jacket Help Fight Against Flu?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If the sound of a commuter's sneeze sends shivers down your spine, fear not. This new jacket may help protect you against flu and other nasty viruses....

'Made In Chelsea' Fashion High Street Edit - Top Three ASOS Looks

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

I've been filming my online fashion series with new channel Pose, and in this episode I explore some of my favourite ASOS looks of this season. My first look is a casual look which you'll usually find me rocking out on the weekend.

Top 20 Trends for Spring/Summer 2015

Vogue.fr | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

With seventies influences from Saturday night fever to hippy deluxe, a khaki nod to military style alongside nautical accents, experiments with transparency, patchworks of vintage prints and a mix and match approach to volume and fabric, for Summer 2015 we're set to see contrast take centre stage.

Denim - SS15 Catwalk Trends

Donna Ida Thornton | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Ida Thornton

Like any good fashion girl, September and February are firmly marked in my calendar to herald the start of a new season. Ironically, while we're digging out our Winter coats in September, we're simultaneously being immersed into the world of Spring/Summer with Fashion Week.

Tattoos - Is a Permanent Fashion Statement Going to Far?

Neely Reyes | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neely Reyes

Tattoos have a long and rich cultural history but it seems that in the last 5-10 years they have really hit the mainstream. With the likes of Justin Bieber and One Direction having tattoos all over their body tattoo really can't be considered a rebellious counter-culture any more.

Come Autumnal Rain or Shine

Antonia O'Brien | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia O'Brien

After a month of fashion weeks where if I wasn't at a show I was pouring over style.com to see which model was walking what trend, I am now fantasising about the SS '15 trends: slick and retro seventies styling, denim, floral prints in tailored shapes and utilitarian dressing.

I Don't Want My Daughter to be a Fashion Victim

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

The total UK household consumption on clothing and footwear is € 59 billion. To put this figure in perspective, the spending on Education is €16.1 billion whilst Health is a paltry €17.9 billion. The Chinese textile industry creates about 3 billion tons of soot each year.

The Problem With Fashion and Online Shopping...

Monty Munford | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Monty Munford

It's been 14 years since Natalie Massenet launched her revolutionary ambition on the world: women could buy clothes online. Online! On the internet! Who could imagine? Fast forward to 2014, and it's hard to imagine anything different.

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.

Stella McCartney Removes Image Of 'Very Ill' Model

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stella McCartney has apologised for posting an image of what some described as a "very ill" looking model on Instagram. The picture in question sho...

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...