UK Fashion

London, California, London, and Back to California: Four Flights in Two Weeks

Zandra Rhodes | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zandra Rhodes

Flying 24,000 miles in two weeks is a bit much. But well worth it! First, I raced back to London for the opening of the latest, really spectacular show at the Fashion and Textile Museum. The exhibition was opened by none other than Sir Nicholas Serota, Tate Director and one of the most important and influential people in art.

Front Row at London Fashion Week

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

I have been amongst the throng of it this season but I don't really need to do all the air-kissing, queueing, standing around in the cold and waiting for shows to start that are delayed. I get more out of fashion week from the comfort of my sofa.

London Fashion Week's Guide to the Most Stylish Retreats Around Somerset House

Veronica Crespi | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Crespi

Somerset House is a magnificent building, but it also happens to be in an area dotted with some of the best hotels in London. Take your pick at liberty - or follow this neat guide I've put together for what might be your most relaxed and efficient London Fashion Week to date.

February in New York: The Vogue Paris To-Do List

Vogue.fr | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

We've been celebrating all things made in Manhattan with our ultimate NYC to-do list. From the best boutiques, to the ultimate dining destinations, we've turned to Vogue Paris girl Emily Didonato and the Vogue Paris editors, to line up the ultimate New York itinerary. Get your passports ready!

When the Wedding Planning Gets Too Much

Phoebe Miller | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Phoebe Miller

I found that my planning went absolutely swimmingly until other people were involved. Namely, family. "Why isn't so and so invited? Can I have a plus one?" The simplest answer you can give is "because there is no room". In an ideal world I would have had everyone I love and like. I was limited to 160. Ergo. There were some cuts.

How to Choose the Right Sports Bra

Charlie Watson | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Watson

Did you know that 44% of women don't exercise in a sports bra? That's right, nearly half of all women that exercise don't wear a sports bra at all when working out, and I'm sure many more are wearing the wrong sports bra.

Where Did All the Small Shops Go?

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Harrison Roberts

Where did my local boutique go - y'know the ones who sold clothes and not just a label, the ones who understood body shape, trends and how to wear them? I didn't see any upon my last trip home.

Make Way for the Boys

Claire Ashcroft | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Ashcroft

Although not as well-known and popular as the manically glamorous fashion weeks, London Collections is finally getting the press and recognition it desperately needs and undeniably deserves.

Ten Things Women Should Stop Feeling Guilty About

Ellen Stewart | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Stewart

While some believe woman inherently feeling guilty about X,Y and Z has "become lazy journalism folklore - like how men can't multitask and women can't park a car" research suggests it might actually be true. Which is flippin' great for us, right girls?

Travel Bug: Vogue Paris Destination Picks

Vogue.fr | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

The travel bug has worked its way into the Vogue Paris offices, we're dreaming of ski-ing soft powder, lazing under sunnier skies, or trekking the wilderness. Luckily, the Vogue.fr travel team has plenty of ideas for luxury hotels in exotic destinations - from winter getaways in the Alps, to Moroccan spas and African nature reserves.

New York, Paris and Milan. Sorry Guys - Brits Do It Better.

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Harrison Roberts

There is no excuse - London Fashion Week has designers all over the Capital producing, exhibiting, showing. There is no excuse whatever your shape, size or style. The only way LFW will be more inclusive is if we continue to support the ones who are trying to do exactly that.

Weekend Shopping: Sporty Spice

Sarah McGiven | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Sports luxe looks - the kind that embraces fine fabrics you definitely don't want to sweat in - have been around for a while now and this season is no exception. The appeal of gorgeous, wearable and, most phenomenally, genuinely comfortable clothing is just too much for this trend to die any time soon.

DONT WALK

Alina Abouelenin | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alina Abouelenin

Don't walk: two words that most people would never associate with fashion, let alone a fashion show. Nonetheless, it is this very name that has become prominent in the small town of St Andrews, notorious for its infamous parties, fashion shows and most importantly its tendency to raise controversy in a setting of seeming tranquillity.

The Fashion Blogosphere: Rising Stars to Watch in 2014

Harriet Williamson | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Harriet Williamson

The fashion blogosphere is massive and there are so many amazing sites to search for style inspiration and DIY fashion tips, but I've narrowed my favourites down to two.

Milan Fashion Week Needs to Find the Fountain of Youth

Christine Babington Smith | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Babington Smith

It's easy to assume that the 'big four' have always held sway, but Milan only really gained international recognition in the 1970s and 1980s thanks to the crop of new designers from that era. Currently Milan is facing criticism for its lack of new talent and its slowness in harnessing the digital age of bloggers and social media.

Valentine's Lingerie Looks

Sarah McGiven | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

It's amazing what a confidence boost a fabulous, well-fitting set of underwear can be, so here's a selection of Valentine's inspired outfits, from naughty to nice, and a few accessories to inspire you to lingerie greatness.

If You Want Something Done Properly, You Best Do It Yourself

Kimberley Duke | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kimberley Duke

The Us Society is now a fully-fledged social enterprise on a mission to help change the way smaller business interact with their customers to help them gain back the upper hand from massive corporates.

Signifying Nothing

Caragh Little | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK
Caragh Little

It was when I saw the suggestion in a fashion magazine, late last night, that animal print might be a suitable style statement for a trip to the zoo, that I knew the game was up.

Going Dutch: Amsterdam Fashion Week Turns 10 and Looks to the Future

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joao Paulo Nunes

It is undeniable that, as the public perception of fashion weeks as uber-glamorous events has grown exponentially over the last few years across the globe, the role that they have played as professional trade shows has become gradually forgotten.

Martin Fowler and the Misappropriated Jacket

Ben Shires | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

A little known fact about me: I once spent an entire school year, Year Ten to be precise, sporting Martin Fowler from Eastenders' jacket (here's Martin's face when he first saw the offending item) The reason it's a little known fact is because I've done everything in my power since then to suppress it. But perhaps now is the time to finally face my coaty demons and then zip it for good.

High-Heels - The 21st Century's Answer to Foot-Binding?

Stephanie Goward | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Goward

NHS podiatric surgeon Emma Supple says that thousands of British women are rendered immobile by high heels. Corrective surgery is costing up to £29 million a year through treatments for bunion or corn removal, toe straightening and joint replacement, or the removal of trapped nerves.

Howard Tangye - Casting the Line

Bob Chaundy | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

As Head of Womenswear Design at Central St Martin's for 17 years, Howard Tangye's fashion illustrations have been highly influential to his students, most notably John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Richard Nicoll and Julie Verhoeven.

Chinese Jewellery Designer, Bao Bao Wan's Luxurious London Launch

Sarah McGiven | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I've never met Bao Bao Wan but everything I've read about her makes me smile. From her go-getting globetrotting and unusual upbringing which saw her sent off to school in America at age nine, to her outstanding eye for luxury jewellery design - her life has been described as 'a 21st century fairytale' but to me that doesn't quite ring true.

The Vogue Paris Guide to 2014

Vogue.fr | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

With the flurry of the festive season over, we're gearing up for another year of runway shows, celebrity collaborations and exclusive exhibitions that looks set to be even bigger than the last. We round up the fashion dates for your diary this year.

Four Days, Two Fittings, and 5,437 Miles Across the Atlantic: Dressing Naiyana Garth for the Golden Globes

Tiffany London | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tiffany London

Many say January is the most depressing month of the year but I love it. It's a time for new beginnings, a fresh start, refocusing and looking ahead to the next 12 months. January is also awards season, meaning that red carpets all over the world are, for a brief few weeks, the focus of the world's media.