UK Fashion

Running a Boutique Model Agency

Neely Reyes | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neely Reyes

There are 3 potential solutions to the presbyopia problem - multifocal contact lenses, monovision (One contact lens for distance vision and one for reading), or a combination of single vision distance contact lenses with reading spectacles.

Heat Wave Style Observations: The Good, the Bad and the Bang on Trend

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

Having an actual British summertime is amazing. On the matter of style, it's all too easy to throw everything up in the air and opt for something cool and comfortable - I get this, I really do - but in the last few weeks I've seen some real no-nos.

To Pocket or Not to Pocket...

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tarun Sakhrani

To be honest, I never even really thought about my shirts. It's a shirt, it serves a purpose, which is to not show up at the office naked... If I liked the color and it fit, consider it bought... Of course it had to be comfortable too. But a pocket? Really?

How to Become a Successful Fashion Designer?

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

Fashion is a fascinating business, one so versatile that it can collaborate with any type of industry. In the past I worked with Suzuki cars to create a colour psychology car test to help their clients identify the car that suited them best based on their colour preferences.

What's Next in Unrealistic Expectations of Women?

Annaliese Watkins | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annaliese Watkins

Today, we're looking at a society of females prepared to go to extreme lengths to comply with the so-called ideal - an ideal which is realistically unobtainable for most. Alba's tight-lacing routine was a response not-only to the pressure desire to achieve an hourglass figure, but also to trim down to her pre-baby weight in record speed.

'I Stand By My Work' Says Indian 'Bus Rape' Photographer

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

An Indian photographer who released a fashion shoot echoing the 2012 gang rape and murder of a young woman on a bus has defended his work, saying it w...

'Alexander McQueen Is My Fashion Idol': David C Wigley Talks Toronto Mens Fashion Week

Rhiannon Davies | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Davies

Toronto fashion designer David C Wigley talks to The Leake about fashion idols, his collection for Toronto Mens Fashion Week and the one accessory he never takes off...

30 Fascinating Facts About Fashion Psychology

Karen Pine | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

What you wear affects you psychologically. It can profoundly alter your mood. It also influences how others respond to you. And the visual illusion created by cut and fabric dramatically changes the appearance of your body. Your clothes can affect your job prospects, your love life and even your self-image.

Fashion & Music... So Happy Together

Shannon Edwards | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Edwards

Who doesn't want to be a rockstar? Dressing like one is the first step. But it goes even deeper to the music itself which can help us imagine any fashion choice as possible... even those funky trainers in no way appropriate for my feet.

Posing Like You Have Toothache Is A Thing Now

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're used to seeing bizarre trends in the world of fashion and this one is certainly no exception. The latest trend in Japan is posing with your ...

Tech and Data Sells - Exciting Times Ahead for Today's Retailers

Victoria Fox | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria Fox

Some of the biggest retail brands in the country that the UK retail market, across categories, is in a process of evolution. The next stage of progress depends on how well new technologies are integrated into the overall retail experience.

Four Reasons Why Being a Fashion Model Really Sucks!

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

Being a model is not generally as dreamy as it may look and only a few actually live the dream. There are four reasons why being a model sucks and why envying a fashion model is completely irrational.

How Women Are Making a Bigger Impact in Sport and Beyond

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Sport
Nicci Roscoe

Times have changed and girls as young as eight are becoming more conscious of their body image. Encouraging more physical activity can give them opportunities to look at things beyond worrying about their hair and make-up... Encouraging participation in sport in all areas can lead to happier, healthier women.

Vin Los: Defining Iconography

Nik Thakkar | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nik Thakkar

The world's reaction to Vin Los is that of a shared and immediate sentiment of instant fascination. An innate need to understand the psyche of anyone who turns their body into a creative canvas is natural.

Ladies: What to Wear This Summer

Zahra Razavi | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Summer is well and truly here, as well as a little sunshine, and with the new season comes a series of delectable new collections from your favourite quirky boutiques, high-street brands and upscale labels. Stuck for style this August? Check out my top summer fashion picks below...

Gents: What to Wear this Summer

Zahra Razavi | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

From well-known high streets brands through to brand new independent boutiques and labels, there's a lot of great male fashion on offer this summer. If you need a little inspiration for a wardrobe refresh this season, check out my men's fashion highlights for this August below.

Getcha Street On

Sarah McGiven | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

These three collections take street influences, from classic 90's hip hop style, Kawaii and the gritty London realness that is the Tube, and turn them into super cool, easy to wear, edgy fashion for men and women, that references London, New York and Tokyo style.

Five Health Hazards in Your Handbag

Realbuzz.com | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

Many of us wouldn't consider the impact of our handbag on our health, however research suggests this essential fashion item could be more risky than you think. As our handbags tend to travel most places with us and are often placed on floors, they can easily pick up germs throughout the day.

Three Reasons Why Londoners Dress Better Than Parisians

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

Fashion consistently reinvents itself. Fashion is about individuality, creativity and pushing the boundaries. This is why London is still the fashion capital and the Parisian street fashion of this century has become boring.

The Gentleman's Guide to Surviving the Central Line in a Suit

Thomas Church | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Church

Suit tailoring is an old business and we talk in yards and ounces. The weight of a cloth - it's thickness, heaviness - is measured as ounces per square yard (a yard is three by three feet). Or, for the metric readers, it can be measured as grams per square metre.

Blood Brother: AW14 Collection

Bwoywonder | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bwoywonder

Blood Brother seemingly gives a nod to the fashion of 80's movie Back To The Future 2, which coincidently was set in 2015. Stylist Max Clark solidifies my claim by using a model with a similar look to the films antagonist Biff Tannan.<

Try the Tassel Trend

Sarah McGiven | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

It's a bold High Summer look that's currently populating high street stores and designer boutiques alike, particularly in the form of holiday kimonos, but choose your weapons wisely and the pieces you pick up now will see you through next season too.

Instagram Has Made Calvin Klein Cool Again

Victoria Drysdale | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Drysdale

Here I am, trying to purchase an athletic looking CK bra, like the ones all the rage in the 90s. This is day three of my hunt, the shop was sold out and so far I am having little luck online. I will not admit defeat though as Calvin Klein Underwear is currently 'cooler than cool'.

New Trends in Tokyo

Charlotte Cave | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Cave

Just landed back from shooting four issues of autumn winter fashion in Tokyo. When you go all that way, no point just doing one story when there is so much to say - what a world. What an experience. Misty, humid and hot - as a hair stylist, one could worry about the hair but luckily we are all about 90's grunge: neon wigs, plaits and fifties quiffs; damp air couldn't touch us.

Weekend Shopping: Accessories From Sporty to Sleepy

Sarah McGiven | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

All you summer lovers out there seem to be taking over the city with your outdoor sports. Whether it's the Olympic legacy, part of holiday fitness plans or just fun with friends, everyone seems to be taking advantage of London's parks, lidos and streets to get out and get into something sporty.