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My Gift Guide for Christmas 2014

Zahra Razavi | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

I just can't help it: when the festive season comes around, I turn into a total kid again. I spend hours dreaming up the perfect combination of gifts--for friends, for family and, of course, for me. After much research and deliberation, here are my favourite finds for Christmas 2014.

Calvin Harris Brightens Up Our Week By Going Shirtless

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

Calvin Harris has come a long way from his days playing ‘Acceptable In The 80s’ at student unions and free music festivals - this year he was name...

Who's That Bloke With A Topless Jennifer Aniston?

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

Jennifer Aniston has ditched her bra and gone topless for her latest photoshoot. And unless we’re mistaken, that guy she’s pressing her naked c...

Poorna Bell

Vogue UK And Harper's Bazaar Didn't Use A Single Model Of Colour In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As we compile our end of year lists, there are a few big debates - gender pay gap, everyday sexism - that we find utterly shocking and unsettling that...

Meet The Dress That Upstaged Kim K

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio managed to upstage Kim Kardashian at a party in New York on Wednesday night, thanks to her flesh-flashing ...

Why Zoella Was Wrong to Quit the Internet After 'Girl Online' Ghostwriter Controversy

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

I'm not saying she deserved the criticism she received - she isn't the first person to hire a ghostwriter and she won't be the last - but as someone who built her entire brand online, she can't just quit the second the going gets tough.

Can I Be a Feminist and a Fashion-Lover?

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

Being a 21st Century feminist can come with many contradictions. I'm a feminist, but I love Gossip Girl, the main storyline of which is an essentially abusive relationship (Chuck and Blair). I'm a feminist, but I listen to Childish Gambino. I'm a feminist, but if I choose to get married, I want my father to walk me down the aisle.

The Genetics of Personal Colour Analysis: How We Are Physically and Psychologically Programmed to Select the Right Colour of Clothes and Make-Up

Martina Keens-Betts | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martina Keens-Betts

The first known observer of genetically-based personal colour selection was Johannes Itten (1888 - 1967) of the Bauhaus group in Germany. He discovered that when his students painted identical scenes, some would choose warm colours, whereas others would favour cool colours.

The Difference Between French and English Women

Katy Horwood | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Parisiennes aren't famed for their warm personalities and are, for the most part, considered by the rest of the world to be arrogant and unfriendly. I like to take this with a pinch of salt and whilst I wouldn't say it is totally unfounded I do think that there is little point in getting irritated by it. It is after all, the 'charm' of the city, is it not?

Who Were Best And Worst Dressed At The British Fashion Awards?

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

Some of the most stylish stars in all of Britain dusted off the best pieces in their wardrobe and descended on London on Monday night, for the annual ...

A Street Style Journey: What Defines British Youth Style..?

Paul Drury | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Drury

89:14 has been curated by youth archivist Tony Turk to celebrate 25-years of iconic British streetwear brand Boxfresh and runs from December 4th to 7th. The exhibition will document the real reasons people chose a certain look and how trends can connect and mutate; creating tribes from the catwalk to the street.

Pampered Pooch: Addresses and accessories for your dog

Vogue.fr | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

With accessories from Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and Gucci, celebrity trainers on Instagram, food and grooming tips on Pinterest and chic city hotspots promising five-star treatment, it is safe to say our dogs have never been so fashionable.

It's Harder Being a Man, Right?

Philip T. Wylonis | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip T. Wylonis

Men are supposed to take 10 seconds to get ready. Why? Because everything goes together: shirts, jumpers and skinny jeans or chinos - et voila: the professional Scandinavian late-twenties hipster reincarnated.

It May Not Be Catwalk But It's Still Designer

Rebecca Glenapp | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Glenapp

In a brief hiatus from the gorgeous spectacle of fashion month, it's also worth looking at those designers who might never show on the catwalk and what their role is in fashion industry. I'm talking about the kind of designer classed as 'independent' or 'boutique'.

Inspired by Women, Fashion, Power

Antonia O'Brien | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia O'Brien

On arrival you move through corsets, shoes and dresses that map the story of fashion: from Cleopatra to Michelle Obama via Twiggy and Marlene Dietrich.

30 Snazzy Christmas Jumpers For Men And Women

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing says Christmas like a good old festive knit. From Ron Weasley's monogrammed maroon number to Mark Darcy's reindeer roll neck in Bridget Jo...

Elsa Schiaparelli: A Life Well Lived

Ben Mirza | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Mirza

Described as being "modern and sleek as a skyscraper" Elsa Schiaparelli was a tour-de-force in her day. A fashion designer extraordinaire, who pioneered avant-garde fashion, from knitwear to couture, and collaborated with some of the greatest creative minds of the 20th century...

Should I Dust Off My Killer Heels?

Susan Leigh | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Reading that Belinda Earl, the style director of Marks and Spencer, says that women should ditch their uniform power dressing suits in favour of more comfortable attire has made me reflect on my penchant for comfortable footwear, shoes and sandals that enable me to move quickly from one place to the next. Perhaps I'm not so out of touch after all!

The Skinny: Jeans With Staying Power

Julie Hurst | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Hurst

For almost ten years now, skinny jeans have had a sartorial strangle hold on our wardrobes. Despite the fashion press declaring the style 'dead' on a regular basis, we continue to favour the skinny over all other styles. But given the fickle nature of fashion, why has this particular jean stood the test of time? What's the secret to its staying power?

Vogue Paris' Fall Fashion Guide

Vogue.fr | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

As the cold weather starts to bite it's easy to choose comfort over style and lose track of the season's trends. With fur-lined parkas, cosy knitted sweaters and chic rollnecks a-plenty, Vogue.fr have all the solutions to your winter wardrobe woes as we round up some of the hottest Fall fashions for 2014.

The Legacy of Laura Ashley Passed Down From My Mother to Me

Poorna Bell | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

So will Laura's legacy endure? Apparently so - the company has reported profits this year in home furnishings which shows that the brand isn't just beloved of my mother's generation but mine as well.

The Fashionable Student: How to Update Your Look Without Buying Anything

Natalie Turco-Williams | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Natalie Turco-Williams

Along with the cold, rain and wind - the halfway mark of first term also brings with it the somber student loan drought we've all come to hate. You might as well say goodbye to the high street, as the closest you'll actually get to shopping is your breath fogging up the window, as you press your nose up against the glass, drooling over garments you could have owned if you had enough money.

Knitwear From Chanel to Vivienne Westwood

Juliet Bernard | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Bernard

It celebrates the emergence of the technology to produce fine knitted fabrics or jerseys which revolutionised fashion; in the 1920s drape was essential to 'the look' and was achieved best by knitwear often in the very new man-made fibres...

#VogueEmpower in India: It Starts With You

Vogue.fr | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

A new social awareness initiative is igniting desire for change the world over, with a colourful campaign to encourage people to think, talk and act on issues surrounding women's empowerment in India. From inspiring real-life stories, to interviews with India's most powerful voices, it's not only raising awareness that's at at the core of Vogue India's mission.

Five Fashion Forward Apps

Georgie Barrat | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

They may use generic computer generated images of what style you should don, but just knowing that you'll need a light jacket with a scarf, brings you one step closer to answering the daily question of "WHAT SHALL I WEAR TODAY?"