UK Fashion

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.

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.

Red Carpet Wedding Trends

Marina Licht | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

Two Hollywood stars who looked very 'bridal' were Naomi Watts who wore a simple but glamorous white Calvin Klein dress and Kate Hudson who was very 'old Hollywood' in a beaded Versace dress with a deep v-neckline and cape detail. However, the key red carpet trends from the 2014 Oscars that I think will be big news in bridal this year are the following...

How Short Wedding Dresses Are Made

Tobi Hannah | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tobi Hannah

Planning your wedding can be quite challenging and time consuming, so much so that you could whiz through it without actually enjoying the process that leads up to that very important day in your life.

From Prada to Prayer "How I Went From Consumerism to Buddhism"

Kiesha Meikle | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiesha Meikle

For some reason, I seem completely unable to enjoy the present moment without planning or starting my next move 'forward'. I find it very difficult to just be in the now. There are just so many distractions and if I am honest, most of them are unnecessary and self enforced.

Celebrating Cruelty-Free Fashion at Mahiki

Meg Mathews | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Meg Mathews

The idea that fur is springing into fashion again is absurd, even though that's the line the fur trade has tried to sell to reporters for more than a decade. You may see more fur on the catwalk, but that's because fur is so cheap that furriers have resorted to paying designers to use it. Its presence on the catwalk does not reflect what people are wearing on the high street.

Bikini Season: Five Reasons Why This Term Sucks When You're a Woman

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

It's barely spring and already I've started getting emails about summer - or should I say 'bikini season'. Here's fair warning: anyone who pings me a message with those two words in the subject line should expect an instant redirect to the trash folder. I hate the term - am completely sick of it - and here's why.

Four Seasons in One Day

Baukjen de Swaan Arons | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Baukjen de Swaan Arons

Next up is next spring because SS15 waits for no man! Working on the brief for the design team is hugely important. It includes my thoughts and inspiration for colour palettes, fabric groups and key shapes and once this is done, they can start their creative process in earnest.

Edmund Fraser: Capturing Life

Ben Mirza | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Mirza

Like any photographer of merit, Edmund sticks to his principles, conjuring up unique narratives for each shot and never kowtowing to expectations. So many photographers aim to be different from the crowd, yet often fall flat, and resign themselves to a perceived fact that they have to conform, Edmund Fraser is a man who will fall into that trap.

Customised Clothing By the FARA Workshop

Bwoywonder | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bwoywonder

The store also employs an ethical message as it is originally a charity. With 50 shops with over 20 years in charity retailing, their mission statement is to help turn aound the lives of 'vulnerable and marginalised children and young people in Romania'.

New Technology, and Why it Pushes My Buttons

Ben Shires | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

About three years ago, seemingly on a whim, my Dad became one of the first people I knew to get an iPad.

The #NYFW Instagram Diary of an Editor That Never Quite Made It to Instagram

Serena Guen | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Serena Guen

Fashion Week is getting faster. Shows that are not livestreamed, are immediately shared with the world via social media. However, those who are lucky enough to sit in the front row have to be slightly discerning as to what they upload; while hundreds of photos are uploaded over Fashion Month, there are many of those that don't quite make the cut.

Saving the World in Heels When Disaster Strikes

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Verde Nieto

Why is it always those friends whose wardrobes are creaking under the weight of idle purchases, who are desperate to borrow something to wear? Enter T and a third date with a banker as fickle as her taste in Nicholas Kirkwood shoes: A scenario prompting a 'WARDROBE CRISIS!!!!'

New Spring Nail Shades

Sarah McGiven | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

There's a nail colour out there for absolutely every mood, occasion and at all manner of price points so whether you're looking for on trend pastels, fashion forward neutrals, bold blues, or something else entirely, check out my suggestions for the latest, greatest nail colours of the new season.

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.

St Piece: It's All in the Print

Ben Mirza | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Mirza

It's experimentation that is the key to St Piece gaining so much attention in just over a year, being a varied group of artists, graphic designers and architects; they're a broad church so to speak, unlike similar studios.

The Five Sexiest Uniforms at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Liz Marie | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

What ever am I going to do with my nights now that I won't be swooning over the talented Olympic athletes looking ever so dashing (AKA sexy) in their uniforms. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: There is just something so attractive about an athlete in an Olympic uniform.

Weekend Shopping: Covetable Tech Covers

Sarah McGiven | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

With the news buzzing about WhatsApp's sale to Facebook, my thoughts turned to tech accessories. As a devoted Apple fan, I make no apologies for the extreme bias towards items that fit their products in my selection below although most pouches can also be used for other tablets, as well as in place of a regular clutch bag to pop your phone and other bits into.

Top Five Designer Vintage Shops

Vivian Ho | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vivian Ho

I've always had a huge love for vintage designer items and especially in Chanel vintage bags and accessories. I've decided to break it down for you- the best shops I have found in the places I've travelled to buy Designer Vintage items are:

Never Waste a Good Crisis

Mary Portas | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK
Mary Portas

With a lot of our rail infrastructure and most of Somerset under water, not to mention water levels continuing to rise across Britain it is fair to say we are in the midst of a national crisis. He might not be in the top ten list of people I love in retail, but when former Tesco CEO Terry Leahy spoke about the occasional difficulties brands have - from local service problems to major outage and inconvenience - his catchphrase was "never waste a good crisis". It stuck with me and comes to mind now; not least because I love a paradox. The idea of a major problem being an opportunity is a tough one for executives to grasp whilst it's all happening.

Fashion at Sochi:Who Wears It Best?

The Conversation UK | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Sport
The Conversation UK

So, your country is one of 88 participating in the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014. How do you get noticed? The winter games may not get as much coverage as the those in the summer, so fashion is used as a marketing ploy, blinding us all with patriotic peacocking.

It's SO Unfair!

Nick Abbot | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

The kids are revolting. And they are revolting against stereotyping by the media. That is so typical of them, what with their whining and their egotism and their thinking that they are the centre of the universe. Unless that is stereotyping, in which case I take it back (and taking things back is typical of the lilly-livered, spineless middle aged).

Fashion and Feminism - How Do They Fit Together?

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

Fashion and feminism - they're like two people who only hang out together because they have a mutual friend. It's awkward, it's prickly - neither wants to be left alone together. In some ways this discomfort is understandable - the fashion industry, at times, seems to do its best to isolate its target demographic.

A New York Meditation: Kaelen

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Doughty

Unfortunately there's a good six months before Kaelen's endearing collection comes into stores internationally. But as I look out of my window at London's rainy skyline, I will remember those pinks and furs and sheer panels for when the time is right. For it is not only on Wednesdays, à la Mean Girls that we wear pink. It can be every day.

Stitched Up?

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

Fashion may seem fickle to some, but it's beauty can be awfully deceptive. The female form so often picked, prodded or bleached might just be getting used to it. Abuse is rife in the work place and statistics don't shy away from presenting that.