UK Fashion

Karl Lagerfeld Hits London

Sarah McGiven | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

What I treasure in an age of media trained, talent vacuum 'celebrity' clothing lines, is that Lagerfeld is a uniquely gifted character who will always speak his mind, no matter how controversial.

Give the Needle and Thread a Chance

Lisa Comfort | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Comfort

With a needle and thread you can sew on a button, make a beautiful dress and also have rewarding career. So why is it a shrinking part of our national curriculum?

Normcore and the Emperor's New Clothes

Shannon Edwards | Posted 12.03.2014 | 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.

Why We All Need to Be Less 'Judgy' This Lent

Sophie Haslett | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Haslett

I could feel it rising in me before I'd even had the chance to process what I was thinking. 'That Chanel dress Keira's wearing is so darn odd. Disturbing...', I tweeted, without so much as a second thought. There it was again, the judgyness: the cool, dismissive female-to-female criticism that slips so easily off my tongue.

Fur, Remixed

Mark Oaten | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Mark Oaten

Clearly something that's high on everyone's agenda especially ours is the subject of animal welfare. We are working tirelessly to ensure the highest possible standards. It's easy to pull out isolated examples to condemn the whole industry in one fell swoop but this overly-simplifies the debate.

The Bumps of the A-List: The Oscars Pregnancy Style

Tiffany London | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tiffany London

I loved watching the Oscars highlights on Monday morning (when you have children staying up until the early hours of the morning to catch it on E! just isn't an option!) and it was wonderful to see Hollywood embracing pregnancy.

Review: DONT WALK 2014

India Doyle | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
India Doyle

March 1st marked the 2014 edition of the annual DONT WALK fashion show. Now in its 13th year, the show originated as a response to the September 11th attacks but has grown to embody a spirit of young, intelligent and creative responses to society and its issues more generally.

Vogue Publishes (Another) Blackface Spread

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Although model Saskia de Brauw does not have dark make-up on her face in all of these photos, it's hard not to experience a face-palm 'WTF, Vogue?' mo...

Headphone 'Hype'

Liam Deacon | Posted 06.03.2014 | 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 05.03.2014 | 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 04.03.2014 | 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 04.03.2014 | 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 04.03.2014 | 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 28.02.2014 | 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 27.02.2014 | 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 27.02.2014 | 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 27.02.2014 | 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 27.02.2014 | 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 26.02.2014 | 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 26.02.2014 | 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 26.02.2014 | 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 25.02.2014 | 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 24.02.2014 | 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 24.02.2014 | 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 24.02.2014 | 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.