UK Fashion

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 19.12.2014 | 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 17.12.2014 | 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 15.12.2014 | 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 15.12.2014 | 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 15.12.2014 | 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 13.12.2014 | 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 12.12.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 07.12.2014 | 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 05.12.2014 | 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 02.12.2014 | 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 02.12.2014 | 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...

Undershirts Really Are a Revolution for Men

Harry Maxwell | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Maxwell

Undershirts really are 'a thing' and, quite frankly, you need to get on the hype. Once you go under, you'll never come back up.. Seriously!

Celebrity Spruce: Fearne's Fashion Collection Hits the Spot

Sonia Waszkowiak | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonia Waszkowiak

I have a confession to make: I'm slightly obsessed with Fearne Cotton. Considering she's married to a rocker, stars in Celebrity Juice AND hosts a radio show that helps get me through the day, it's no wonder I harbour a teensy weensy girl crush.

Wedding Planning SOS: Blogger Fashionista Barbie Tells All...

Simon Glazin | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Glazin

As well as sharing some lovely engagement stories (more coming up in the next couple of weeks), I thought it would be great to hear from some of my blogger friends, those who are already married and those just planning their wedding.

Nude for Fall

Charlotte Cave | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Cave

Looking through the magazines for Autumn Winter 2014 you would be right in thinking there is a sense of 'anything goes' this season. The catwalk was awash with so many different looks, textures and silhouettes