UK Fashion

Fashion Nostalgia: How Soon Is Too Soon?

Annaliese Watkins | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annaliese Watkins

So, with the fashion lifecycle going pedal to the metal, what does this mean for future trends? How long will it be before we look back on the early 2000's and pine for asymmetrical skirts and velour sweat suits?

How to Dress For Success

Michaela Jedinak | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michaela Jedinak

My mission is to empower all women to dress for success by encouraging them to dress towards their body strengths rather than weaknesses and stop comparing themselves to others and playing the daily guessing game " does that look good on me".

Vintage Shopping For the Plus Size Gal

Becky Barnes | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Barnes

The nations interest in all things vintage is on the up, the popularity of shows like Dawn O'Porter's This Old Thing prove our love does not seem to be waining. From shabby chic furniture, to 40s style tea parties and the ever popular burlesque movement, it would seem us brits are yearning to be taken back to a simpler time.

Maleficent's Magic...Making Childhood Influences a Reality

Alexandra Harper | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Harper

I never imagined that I would be approached by the very company that turned the well-thumbed fairy tales of my youth into feature films - so when I was asked to design inspired headwear for Disney UK earlier this year, I was honoured.

EMDA Finalists Announced for Toronto Mens Fashion Week

Rhiannon Davies | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Davies

Toronto Men's Fashion Week will have its debut this August in the Canadian city. TOM will host a number of homegrown and international menswear designers. Among them, the Emerging Menswear Designer Award will be award.

Manchester, Kent, London, Paris, Miu Miu and Jack White in Twenty Hours

Josephine | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Josephine

Last Saturday I travelled from Manchester to Kent, then from Kent to London and from London to Paris... all in one day. I played two shows, was front row for Prada's Miu Miu resort collection show, and watched an ear drum busting Jack White gig at the Palais d'Ièna, Paris. Here's the story.

School's Out For Summer

Caragh Little | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Anticipating coffee and a bun on the second morning of the holidays, I was assaulted by the first Back to School display of summer. No sooner have the holidays begun than we're preparing for them to end: hardly had I dragged myself home on that final half day of term, than the postman assured me with a cheeky grin that the break would be 'gone before I knew it.'

Vertu Signature Touch Review: If Siri Were Human

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Tech

The Vertu Signature Touch is the ultra-premium smartphone maker's key to a new life for the person that has it all. With its trademark Concierge servi...

The Student Problem: Ethical Fashion

Laura Maw | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Maw

Unethically-produced clothing: it's a company's responsibility to refuse to sell it and the consumer's responsibility not to buy it. Right? Theoretically yes. But in practice, there are thousands of broke students all over Britain wanting the best deal on a new dress

Francis Leon: Live the Lo-Fi Lifestyle

Kate Lawson | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Lawson

"I started Francis Leon because I wanted to create the ultimate wardrobe staple - the perfect leather jacket," says label founder Jo Turner. "Now I'm using the leather jacket and the material in general as the focus and foundation of a luxury lifestyle brand."

Team Scotland's Got The Blues

Christina Miller | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

Sunday night. Family dinner. Glass of red in hand, we moved from the dinner table to the sofa and, as families do these days, picked up our smartphones to scan Facebook. It seemed everyone was "talking" about the same thing: Scotland's parade uniform for the upcoming opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow...

What Does 'The End of Hipster' Mean for 'Mipsterz'?

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Furquan Akhtar

Personal experiences of hipsters are a far cry from Williamsburg, New York but instead it was like watching pockets of East London being swallowed up by a swarm of skinny jean wearing, flat white drinking locusts. As preened men were dubbed "Metrosexuals" and "scallies" evolved into "Chavs"; in my circle "Indie" became "Hipster".

Are You Dreading the Beach This Summer? Time to #Ditchthebikinidiet and #Banthefaketan

BritChick Paris | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

How to get a bikini-perfect body in just three weeks is one of the main headlines adorning the covers of women's magazines at this time of the year. Alongside is a picture of a young woman with the perfect body frolicking on a beach. The article will then go into all the daily exercises you need to do, foods you need ‎to avoid and alongside display incy-wincy bikinis that only Gisele Bundchen could wear...

We Need More Disabled Models in Ad Campaigns

Jack Eyers | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Eyers

We filmed it at Scope's West Hampstead shop and had a great laugh making it. The other stars of the ad - the shop manager Cathy, volunteer Maureen and all the other people in the ad who react to my strip were great.

Mark Powell and the Ibiza Connection: Time to Modernise

Jason Holmes | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It's modernism in its purist form and the distilled vision of Mark Powell, a stylist and tailor whose sartorial individualism of thirty years standing has made itself known in places as far flung as New York City, Tokyo and Firenze.

Style Confidence

Dr Carolyn Mair | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Carolyn Mair

Without doubt, the power of fashion lies in its strength to communicate. We can use this power to promote our identity and to reinvent ourselves as well as give us more confidence. Our appearance is the primary basis for others' opinions of us and what we wear can impact our cognitive abilities.

It's In the Detail

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Charles-Jones

It's been about a week since I did my first blog post on here where I shared details of my latest collection, as well as some significantly down-played concerns about what on earth I'm going to do next with my shiny new MA qualification.

Make Up - It's Fake

Archie Damant | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Archie Damant

Makeup is the bane of any teenage girls life. It's made to seem like you'll gain confidence and become overall a better person. But really all it does is wreck your confidence and make you look a caked troll. Surely natural beauty is the way forward?

Suzy Menkes: Fashion's Most Esteemed Voice Comes to Vogue

Vogue.fr | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

In her new role as International Vogue Editor Suzy Menkes offers an exclusive insight into the world of fashion. An insider like no other, the British journalist and author holds a unique position in the world of fashion and is both respected and revered by designers, models, journalists, critics and fashion followers alike.

Weekend Shopping: Summer Denim

Sarah McGiven | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

From high end to high street, there are some great choices so step outside your jeans comfort zone and try some other denim styles. A shirt dress, these skate shoes and super hot denim heels are topping my wish list this weekend.

One Woman Gets 25 Photoshop Makeovers To Fit Worldwide Ideals Of Beauty

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Tech

A radio journalist has taken the interesting step to have herself photoshopped in 25 countries to make herself 'beautiful' according to each country. ...

Office Dress Code: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The working world is stressful enough without the added pressure of worrying about what to wear. It doesn’t help matters that businesses rely on...

How to Save Money And Shop Ethically

Wendy Graham | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Graham

The notion of ethical fashion has been gaining more and more ground recently, particularly since the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh last year. Yet Primark hit the news again yesterday with claims that a cry for help was stitched into the label of a £10 dress. The dressmaker claimed they were forced to work exhausting hours to keep up with our demand for cheap fashion...

Seven Things That Fashion School Can't Teach You

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

The world is filled with young talented people who dream of making it in fashion. They want to be the next star designer like Alexander McQueen or the next star stylist such as Micaela Erlanger and dress fabulous celebrities. With the best will in the world, fashion school cannot teach you all the skills you need to be successful. Here is what you won't learn....but what you will need.

Taking Off My Fashion 'L Plates'

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Charles-Jones

When I was choosing my GCSEs at school I remember thinking (very naively... naturally) "what can I choose that will help me get into the best fashion schools in the country?" That seemed to be the recurring question at every crossroads of my education and as I progressed the reality became more and more clear: this was going to be tough...