UK Fashion

Diary of an Olympic Volunteer: Dress Rehearsal

Toby Schuster | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Sport
Toby Schuster

In the interest of helping out my fellow performers, I got to thinking about alternative uses for our various Olympic outfits. With only hours to go until showtime and that question becoming too pressing, here are my top-five suggestions...

Today I'm Wearing

Vivian Ho | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Style
Vivian Ho

Hello, summer in London! I can finally start wearing short sleeves for the first time this year without carrying around a jacket! I'm wearing a very easy and simple outfit... T-shirt, jeans, wedges and a chunky gold necklace to dress it up a little!

The Next Big Thing? The Rise of the Dapper Man

Alex Perry | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Style
Alex Perry

Male grooming no longer has the stigma about it that it once had. The services and products that relate to the male grooming industry continue to grow and the trend looks far from abating. But what's around the corner that can satisfy men's yearning to look good?

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Bikinis? No, Thanks

William Hanson | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
William Hanson

There should be a cut off point for women to stop wearing bikinis as it's tacky and indecent when they get to a certain age.

Get Your Folk On

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

In March 2009, Belarusian model Maryna Linchuk opened John Galliano's autumn 2009 show. She was the embodiment of the eastern peasant top to toe; from the headwear to the pointed almost primitive shoes she wore. Two and a half years on, and elements of a similar aesthetic have crept their way back onto runways worldwide, both in Autumn and Resort collections, 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Social Fashion

Zoe Yates | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK Style
Zoe Yates

Yorkshire born Bethany Wells is an entrepreneur and has been since a very young age. Growing up in a creative home surrounded by art studios and workshops Bethany was able to express and test out her ideas outside of school hours.

Meeting Daisy Lowe!

Angela Scanlon | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Style
Angela Scanlon

Daisy Lowe has that magnetic thing you expect from people in her position but often don't get. You want to look at her. Listen to her every word and mentally note her beauty tips.

Hot Summer Locks: A Q&A With Errol Douglas, Celebrity Hairdresser and OBE

Lisa Stokes | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK Style
Lisa Stokes

Want to keep your locks looking hot all summer long? I caught up with celebrity hairdresser Errol Douglas at his Knightsbridge salon to get some tips on holiday and festival hair.

Opening Ceremony London Is Finally Here! (No, Not That One)

Sarah McGiven | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

There's only one Opening Ceremony I care about and it's the taste-making American store which has just landed right here in London.

Weekend Shopping: Bronze Is Beautiful

Sarah McGiven | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

As a redhead (for now) bronze is also a really flattering shade for me and one I love wearing both as clothing, accessories and - carefully, no-one's talking matchy-matchy eyes/lips/cheeks 90s MAC Spice style here - cosmetics. Here's my pick of a few great bronze-toned pieces from fashion and beauty through to some gorgeous glassware.

Five Style Lessons We Can Learn From Clueless

Hollie Moat | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Style
Hollie Moat

Cher Horowitz may have been Clueless but she was also style savvy. In fact, though it is 17 years to the day since Alicia Silverstone lit up our screens as the quintessential Beverly Hills blonde, there are still some seriously valid sartorial lessons we can learn from her rites of passage.

Jean Paul Gaultier Menswear Spring/Summer 2013: A Passage to India

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

The debate about the runway show as the most appropriate format to display fashion collections is certainly not a new one and proof of its contemporary impermanent status is the fact that, over the last couple of years, its demise has raised more questions than answers.

Sportsluxe: A Mysterious Phenomena

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

When I was younger I didn't really 'get' fashion. I mainly ran around in wellington boots, Barbour jackets (way before they were cool) and got jolly muddy in the rain. All I knew was that whatever was in Vogue was really, really beautiful and that I wanted to edit it. This desire has stayed with me becoming my ultimate point of focus. Years later and surrounded daily by thousands of pounds worth of clothes, there are still some things that I don't 'get'.

Hold on... I Have to Tweet This!

Jaclyn Craig | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jaclyn Craig

This weekend I decided to go offline for the day - no blogging, no tweeting, no nothing... to stay away from my laptop for an entire day.

Vexed by Vintage

Viki Imrie | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Style
Viki Imrie

Once upon a time, long before I moved to London, I used to enter Oxfam with a heady sense of adventure about the the delights I was sure to discover. And discover I did, knocking aside the elderly in my greedy quest to rifle through the rails, gathering great swathes of questionable but utterly brilliant items into my arms.

Effortlessly Cool Menswear Label, Folk, Debuts First Women's Collection

Sarah McGiven | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Folk is one of those understated, effortlessly cool clothing brands often spotted on trendy media types and music industry boys who want to look like they haven't tried too hard. Through combinations of intricately stitched patterns, beautiful fabrics or unusual, interesting cuts, for all it's seemingly simple design, Folk stands out because it's all about the detail.

Weekend Shopping: Holy Fashion Trends! Stalking Superhero Chic

Sarah McGiven | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

OK so we all know films have a big influence on fashions but would you really have expected superhero movies to be causing a serious trend moment right now?

Scoop International Fashion Show - Belgian Designers, Fashion's Next Big Thing

Christine Babington Smith | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Style
Christine Babington Smith

In today's blog I thought I'd share my fabulous finds at this week's Scoop International Show. Launched in 2011 it's an industry fashion fair for boutique labels held at the Saatchi Gallery in London's Chelsea.

Worries After Katy's Hair Catches In Spinning Bra

WENN | Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

Katy Perry's quirky style looks set to land her in trouble - she's been warned she may not be covered for accidents on stage as insurers are worried h...

Why Skinny Jeans Could Get Your Testicles In A Twist

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Joey Essex and Russell Brand look away now – as tight, spray-on jeans might make you look stylish - but they’re getting your testicles in a twist....

Olympic London: The Coolest Place on the Planet?

Christopher Beanland | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Christopher Beanland

I emerge, blinking, at Dalston Kingsland Station following my long journey down from Scotland. I'm here to find out just how 'cool' London really is in this Olympic year. The first things I see are banners erected by Hackney Council on the lampposts up and down the main drag. They read: "London 2012: Letz all f***in' smile!" and "London 2012: innit".

Fashion Week 2.0

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

I am breathing a sigh of relief, as the last few days saw the end of couture week. Phew, it's felt like fashion week for ages this summer.

We're Dressing Better but It's Not Quite There Yet Chaps

Gabriel John | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK Style
Gabriel John

It has to be said there are a lot of dapper chaps out there in London Town, but there are no excuses for some of the fashion nightmares that I see on a daily basis.

Looking After Your Shoes

James Field | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Style
James Field

Have you brushed your teeth? Have you polished your shoes? Two questions I'd often hear before heading to school. At the time you don't fully understand the benefit, but thanks to my parents making sure I brushed my teeth before going to school and to bed, I have teeth that have been fairly good to me. If you look after them, they last. The same with shoes.

The Growth of Sustainable Fashion in the UK, From Haute Couture to High Street

Rachel MacDonald | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK Style
Rachel MacDonald

In the past, eco-friendly fashion had two connotations. It could be prohibitively expensive and relegated to elitist boutiques.