UK Style

Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o On Beauty And Following Your Dreams

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Since bursting onto the big screen with her Oscar-winning breakthrough performance in '12 Years A Slave', Lupita Nyong'o quickly became the world's sw...

Bikini Season: Five Reasons Why This Term Sucks When You're a Woman

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

It's barely spring and already I've started getting emails about summer - or should I say 'bikini season'. Here's fair warning: anyone who pings me a message with those two words in the subject line should expect an instant redirect to the trash folder. I hate the term - am completely sick of it - and here's why.

Four Seasons in One Day

Baukjen de Swaan Arons | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Baukjen de Swaan Arons

Next up is next spring because SS15 waits for no man! Working on the brief for the design team is hugely important. It includes my thoughts and inspiration for colour palettes, fabric groups and key shapes and once this is done, they can start their creative process in earnest.

Edmund Fraser: Capturing Life

Ben Mirza | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Mirza

Like any photographer of merit, Edmund sticks to his principles, conjuring up unique narratives for each shot and never kowtowing to expectations. So many photographers aim to be different from the crowd, yet often fall flat, and resign themselves to a perceived fact that they have to conform, Edmund Fraser is a man who will fall into that trap.

Customised Clothing By the FARA Workshop

Bwoywonder | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bwoywonder

The store also employs an ethical message as it is originally a charity. With 50 shops with over 20 years in charity retailing, their mission statement is to help turn aound the lives of 'vulnerable and marginalised children and young people in Romania'.

Saving the World in Heels When Disaster Strikes

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Verde Nieto

Why is it always those friends whose wardrobes are creaking under the weight of idle purchases, who are desperate to borrow something to wear? Enter T and a third date with a banker as fickle as her taste in Nicholas Kirkwood shoes: A scenario prompting a 'WARDROBE CRISIS!!!!'

New Spring Nail Shades

Sarah McGiven | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

There's a nail colour out there for absolutely every mood, occasion and at all manner of price points so whether you're looking for on trend pastels, fashion forward neutrals, bold blues, or something else entirely, check out my suggestions for the latest, greatest nail colours of the new season.

Style Interview With Oliver Proudlock

Jess Evans | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Evans

Perhaps what gives this slick-haired, glasses wearer, funky t-shirt loving character, a likeable edge, is his Mr. Nice Guy nature, determination and ability to always keep his cool throughout the dramas and tears of reality TV show, Made in Chelsea, making him a great man date to have a drink with.

St Piece: It's All in the Print

Ben Mirza | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Mirza

It's experimentation that is the key to St Piece gaining so much attention in just over a year, being a varied group of artists, graphic designers and architects; they're a broad church so to speak, unlike similar studios.

The Five Sexiest Uniforms at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Liz Marie | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

What ever am I going to do with my nights now that I won't be swooning over the talented Olympic athletes looking ever so dashing (AKA sexy) in their uniforms. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: There is just something so attractive about an athlete in an Olympic uniform.

The Essence of Estethica: London Fashion Week's Platform for Emerging Sustainable Talent

Veronica Crespi | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Crespi

When it comes to the core concept of launching, nurturing and mentoring new brands, that's when the new concept really reveals its new, winning formula. With the tag 'Fashion For A Sustainable Future', it is clear the mission for the new 'Estethica: Emerging Talents' is to forge a new and stronger generation of sustainable forces.

Weekend Shopping: Covetable Tech Covers

Sarah McGiven | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

With the news buzzing about WhatsApp's sale to Facebook, my thoughts turned to tech accessories. As a devoted Apple fan, I make no apologies for the extreme bias towards items that fit their products in my selection below although most pouches can also be used for other tablets, as well as in place of a regular clutch bag to pop your phone and other bits into.

Top Five Designer Vintage Shops

Vivian Ho | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vivian Ho

I've always had a huge love for vintage designer items and especially in Chanel vintage bags and accessories. I've decided to break it down for you- the best shops I have found in the places I've travelled to buy Designer Vintage items are:

Never Waste a Good Crisis

Mary Portas | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK
Mary Portas

With a lot of our rail infrastructure and most of Somerset under water, not to mention water levels continuing to rise across Britain it is fair to say we are in the midst of a national crisis. He might not be in the top ten list of people I love in retail, but when former Tesco CEO Terry Leahy spoke about the occasional difficulties brands have - from local service problems to major outage and inconvenience - his catchphrase was "never waste a good crisis". It stuck with me and comes to mind now; not least because I love a paradox. The idea of a major problem being an opportunity is a tough one for executives to grasp whilst it's all happening.

Spanx Booty Bra Will Keep Your Bum Cheeks 'Perky And Separated'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Spanx have launched a new shapewear product - a bra... for your bottom. The 'Trust Your Thinstincts® Booty Bra' is designed to give even the flatt...

Entrepreneur Barbie: Will The Iconic Doll's Pink Suit And Smartphone Inspire Children?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hot on the kitten heels of Barbie's controversial Sports Illustrated cover comes a new breed of the iconic doll - Entrepreneur Barbie. Naturally sh...

Fashion at Sochi:Who Wears It Best?

The Conversation UK | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Sport
The Conversation UK

So, your country is one of 88 participating in the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014. How do you get noticed? The winter games may not get as much coverage as the those in the summer, so fashion is used as a marketing ploy, blinding us all with patriotic peacocking.

BRITS 2014: Red Carpet Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

The stars turned out in force for the Brits 2014 at London's O2 Arena on Wednesday for the biggest night in British music. Kylie Minogue, Pharrell ...

Fashion and Feminism - How Do They Fit Together?

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

Fashion and feminism - they're like two people who only hang out together because they have a mutual friend. It's awkward, it's prickly - neither wants to be left alone together. In some ways this discomfort is understandable - the fashion industry, at times, seems to do its best to isolate its target demographic.

A New York Meditation: Kaelen

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Doughty

Unfortunately there's a good six months before Kaelen's endearing collection comes into stores internationally. But as I look out of my window at London's rainy skyline, I will remember those pinks and furs and sheer panels for when the time is right. For it is not only on Wednesdays, à la Mean Girls that we wear pink. It can be every day.

Stitched Up?

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

Fashion may seem fickle to some, but it's beauty can be awfully deceptive. The female form so often picked, prodded or bleached might just be getting used to it. Abuse is rife in the work place and statistics don't shy away from presenting that.

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!