UK Fashion

Easter Shopping: Bunnies and Chocolate and Chicks, Oh My!

Sarah McGiven | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

For those of you who don't plan on stuffing your face with chocolate eggs this Easter Bank Holiday weekend (truly the worst time of year after Christmas to be on a diet), here's a bunch of non-fattening, fun suggestions for Easter gifts to indulge in - and a few sweet treats too.

In Defense of Unpaid Internships

Isabel Maguire | Posted 16.04.2014 | 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.

Practical Fashion: My Casual Spring Get-Up

Faye Jacobs | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

This week, I have discovered some style must-haves that are essential for fashion conscious mums who need to keep practicality at the forefront of their wardrobe decisions.

Manolo's Welcome Party

Christina Miller | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

For me, it's shoes. High heels that are precious to me, sartorially speaking. They are so special; they make you feel different! Beautiful heels are fun and exciting and romantic - it's the Cinderella effect, I suppose.

eBay Truths

Sarah Kwong | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Kwong

I used to be an eBay addict. It sounds laughable, but when you're receiving poorly-packaged parcel after parcel at your office, and you don't have a clue what it's going to be, it's troubling (and kind of like Christmas! Mystery gifts to unwrap! But back to being sinister...)

My Feelings for My Underwear - Who Knew?

Sadie Brown | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

As I touch the different fabrics a sea of memories transport me to a sentimental zone that nothing else in my room has, even photographs. Each garment is a piece of me at different times in my life, all the sides of a woman concealed silently in a draw and I instantly feel fiercely protective of all of them.

Weekend Shopping: Jewellery Gems

Sarah McGiven | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I love my accessories and am so into jewellery at the moment, particularly stackable stuff - rings, bracelets, layered necklaces - all piled high, the more, the merrier.

The Spring Bride Guide

Vogue.fr | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

Wedding season is approaching fast, with brides planning for Spring weddings full of sunshine and charm. To add a little inspiration to the preparation process, Vogue.fr has compiled a virtual moodboard for the modern classic, boho and vintage bride-to-be.

How I Wear My Wardrobe

Hanna Suhonen | Posted 11.04.2014 | 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.

Best. Men's Hairstyles. Ever.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Gentlemen! Thinking of having a change of hairstyle? Why, look no further than this marvellous video montage - which demonstrates some of the fines...

Confessions of an Australian Republican With a Kate Middleton Style Crush

Jamila Rizvi | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jamila Rizvi

I fell down the deep, dark internet rabbit hole of gazing at seemingly endless photographs of Kate Middleton's outfits. And who could blame me, really? The woman's mix of high end fashion and chain store bargains is something to be marvelled at... But here's where the real problem lies: I'm an Australian republican.

Being Jean Paul Gaultier

Iain R Webb | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Iain R Webb

At the opening reception for the The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaulter: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the designer related how he and his team had been working on the exhibition for over a year. It shows.

Are These Models From Yves Saint Laurent Too Thin?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For all the progress we are making with diversification of body images, there are still fashion shoots featuring impossibly thin models promoting a lo...

Fashion Victims and Australia's First H&M Store

Xavier Toby | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

So, the first H&M store has just opened in Australia. In Melbourne of course, as Melbourne hits that magical sweet spot between up itself enough to prioritise fashion over everything but football, and cold enough that people need clothes all year round.

Greatest Capes: Prog Rock Style

William Higham | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
William Higham

Prog style was a visual reflection of the music. An eclectic, over-the-top, mind-expanding mix of historical and future influences, it blended science fiction/fantasy, surrealist art and the penetrative psychiatry of R D Laing.

Gaultier! Gautier! Gaultier!

Victoria Sadler | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Sadler

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier is the first comprehensive exhibition of the work of this celebrated enfant terrible of fashion. And it is a vast, extraordinary exhibition full of iconic celebrity pieces and sexually provocative fashion.

Faisana Fashion Weekend: Celebrating Indo-Pakistani Design

Ben Mirza | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Mirza

The majority of these designers at the Faisana Fashion Weekend have been working in the industry for over 20 years; they have been instrumental in kick starting the rise of South Asian fashion on the global stage.

Why Anna Wintour Put Kimye on the Cover of Vogue

Anne Look | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

My initial reaction was sadness. Here was a publication I looked up to for so long appearing to follow popular culture instead of creating it. Vogue's traditional model of using a class structure to lure an aspiring working class to 'be better' has surely now been somewhat diminished.

Style: The Single Accessory That Could Make All The Difference...

Faye Jacobs | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

Look at the outfit you are wearing today, what single accessory could you add to it to make it that little bit more special? For instance, today I am wearing some bizarre khaki skinny jeans covered in zips from Zara and a plain black top...

Nottingham Trent Fashion Students Wow Ted Baker

The Huffington Post UK | Albertine Brandon | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Executives from Ted Baker were wowed at a catwalk show organised and featuring clothing designed and created by a group of talented fashion design stu...

Seven Essential Wedding Dress Shopping Rules

Marina Licht | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

Congratulations on your engagement! I am sure you can barely contain your excitement at the prospect of getting married and planning the wedding day of your dreams. I by no means want to curtail your excitement, but I would advise a few words of caution.

Must See: Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Exhibition at The Barbican

Sarah McGiven | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk does exactly what it says on the designer label - it's a retrospective showing the accomplished style journey of the French, avant-garde couturier and his many inspirations. And it is HUGE. From start to finish this show is all killer, no filler.

Portugal Fashion: Unravelling Innovation in Fashion and Design

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joao Paulo Nunes

In spite of having established a solid reputation in the manufacture of clothing and footwear dating as far as back as the late 19th Century, Portugal has not always been a country associated with sartorial creativity.

Body Image Discussion at NOW

Rivkie Baum | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

A little while ago I got an email asking if I could pop in to NOW HQ for a round table discussion on body image and the media, having met some of the team at plus size brand press event I was really excited that such a big, national weekly wanted to talk about body image.

A Brief History of British Luxury

Penelope Sacorafou | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
Penelope Sacorafou

The word luxury is brandished about a little too frequently these days. As a result the definition of luxury has been watered down too much, steering away from the skills and traditions that it relied upon, and moving towards implying a more "bling" lifestyle that can be considered often rather vacuous.