UK Style

Turning A Yard Yawn Into A Party Patio In Five Easy Steps

Sian Astley | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Astley

My HomeSense & Huffington Post challenge was to turn a dark, dingy Yard Yawn to an exciting, vibrant Party Patio during the course of a sunny Spring afternoon and it's now somewhere that the young couple who live there, Helen and Ben, can relax in, have fun and enjoy with friends.

Brogan Driscoll

How Does Reebok Cater To Women's Fitness Needs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you've got a brand that's more than 100 years old, reinventing can be a challenge. But in a fast-moving fitness industry, Reebok doesn't have muc...

The Feminine Touch: Do Women Make Better Bosses?

Savannah Miller | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK
Savannah Miller

You need a bit of steel to go with the creativity but it is important to be a good boss as well as a good designer. Having Sienna in the business was obviously an amazing help because of the profile she has. We made a good team as she has incredible style and we share a fashion sensibility.

Kate Middleton: The Ultimate 'Slut Antidote'?

Rosie Waterland | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Waterland

Women aren't one-dimensional. No woman is either a madonna or a whore. But our habit of putting famous people into easily identifiable boxes means celebrity women often come off this way. The way famous women represent themselves and their brand... does tend to make them figureheads for a certain 'kind of woman'.

In Defence of Women's Magazines - Five Reasons They Don't Deserve the Current Backlash

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

Women's magazines are bad. They make women feel rubbish. Reading them is stupid. But am I the only one who doesn't get this? My experience of 18 years' women's mag fandom has been brilliant. They've influenced me in a positive way and I'm pretty sure I'm not alone on this point.

The Lack of Style on the Sporting Sidelines

Jack Target | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Sport
Jack Target

What happened to the days of Tom Landry and his fedora and Lombardi in his smart suit and overcoat with a Russian hat. What about Mike Ditka in that glorious Cliff Engle sweater from the 80s?

The Fashion Revolution

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

The grounds upon which the eight storey commercial building collapsed were swampy and the cracks on its walls were large. Garment workers were forced to go back to work knowing that this building was unsafe to work in.

Flea Market Shopping: The Ultimate Guide

Vicky Dean | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

Don't ignore the items that look a little unloved. If an item is very cheap and needs a little work, upcycling an old piece will give you a completely unique piece of furniture that doesn't cost too much.

This Season's Swim Suitors

Sarah McGiven | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Bikinis, tankinis, one piece swimsuits (horrifically also now being referred to as 'monokini's - ugh), whatever your bathing preference, and whether you're looking for performance or just poolside posing, there's a style to suit.

Marilyn Monroe's Signature Red Lips Voted Most Iconic Beauty Trend

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Red lipstick has been voted the most iconic beauty trend of all time. Made famous by superstars such as Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and Elizabet...

Karl Lagerfeld - The Chanel Designer Is Purging My Last Supper

Madame Allsorts | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madame Allsorts

In my Last Supper there's Jesus, or King Karl of Lagerfeld, self-professed hater of fatties, uglies, and seemingly anyone who doesn't neatly fit his ideal of beauty! Yeah, yeah, I know he designs pretty things, but does that automatically give him authority to publicly humiliate those he finds not so pretty?

The Fashion Industry Is Gearing Up for a System-Wide Shift

Green Futures | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Green Futures

Fashion is one of the world's most important industries. It is worth around $1.5 trillion a year, employs more than 25 million people, and fashion-conscious or not, we all wear its products. Yet most of us know very little about where our clothes come from or how they are put together.

Paula Raia Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014/15

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joao Paulo Nunes

On a sunny and warm morning in early April 2014 a van carrying me and about a dozen other international journalists arrives at a wide and leafy street in São Paulo's exclusive and affluent neighbourhood of Jardim Europa.

PXL Clothing: SS14 Collection

Bwoywonder | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bwoywonder

PXL Clothing, one of London's front runners for premium London street wear recently dropped their Spring/Summer 2014 collection to the masses just as the Sun reappears in the capital.

Made-to-Measure Fashion

Vogue.fr | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

Bespoke fashion is having a moment, as brands cater to the demand for customisable pieces. Vogue.fr picks the best Paris houses for custom-made luxury pieces, created uniquely to your spec with an eye on craftsmanship, timeless elegance and modernity.

Poorna Bell

Interview And Review Of Women's Sportswear Brand Lorna Jane

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Lorna Jane is a very well known sports brand over in its native Australia, but after a cult following in the UK, fans will be pleased that after being...

Interior Trends SS14 - Rich Pickings

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

The sun has arrived, and a new light is cast into our homes, calling for a fresh look at our interiors. Similar to fashion, it's unlikely that many of us can get a whole new wardrobe each season, so it is all about ways of updating our spaces with small accessories - and perhaps a few big splurges along the way!

Is Fashion Criticism Dying Out?

Ashley Clarke | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Clarke

Blanks has said that "fashion is full of people with very thin skins and fragile egos." His sentiment was proven by Gaultier's outburst, and the fashion industry waited with hot anticipation for Blanks' review this season. Funnily enough, it never came.

Fitness Goal Goodies and Gym Bag Beauty Treats

Sarah McGiven | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

After the Easter scoff-fest, and as magazines begin to herald the latest way to get a 'Beach Ready Body' for Summer, minds may well be turning back to those abandoned gym resolutions. Here's my selection of gym bag beauty treats and all other manner of exercise carrots to help you get back on track with those fitness resolutions.

Ugly Flat Shoes Are the New Statement Handbag

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

The sheer beauty and practicality of Sophie Hulme's structured leather tote will forever play on my mind but there's no denying that ugly flats are the new statement handbag this season. On my watch they're the kale of footwear, the trophy item, 2014's show piece.

Kate Middleton's New Regal Style for the New Zealand/Australia Royal Tour

Joanne Nye | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Nye

Kate is no ordinary young woman, she is the Duchess of Cambridge, a future Queen; let's bring on the glamorous 'show-stoppers' and maybe an updo for a change, although full marks for the pony-tail by the way!

How Often Do You Change Your Toothbrush? (Probably Not Often Enough)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Many items that we use every day are simply crawling with bacteria. Crawling. From toothbrushes (that share a room with your toilet) to loofahs (th...

Easter Shopping: Bunnies and Chocolate and Chicks, Oh My!

Sarah McGiven | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

For those of you who don't plan on stuffing your face with chocolate eggs this Easter Bank Holiday weekend (truly the worst time of year after Christmas to be on a diet), here's a bunch of non-fattening, fun suggestions for Easter gifts to indulge in - and a few sweet treats too.

Practical Fashion: My Casual Spring Get-Up

Faye Jacobs | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

This week, I have discovered some style must-haves that are essential for fashion conscious mums who need to keep practicality at the forefront of their wardrobe decisions.

Manolo's Welcome Party

Christina Miller | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

For me, it's shoes. High heels that are precious to me, sartorially speaking. They are so special; they make you feel different! Beautiful heels are fun and exciting and romantic - it's the Cinderella effect, I suppose.