UK Style

London Fashion Week - My Take

Ravi Grewal | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ravi Grewal

Now London Fashion Week is all about womenswear. We gents finally, and deservedly, got our own shows - London Collections: Men - a few years back but, invariably, some of what starts off in womenswear makes its way over to the clothes we guys end up sporting.

Keeping up Appearances: What Should a Woman in Leadership Look Like?

Neela Bettridge | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

I was once brought in to 'tone down' the image of a very senior female executive in financial services (a job I turned down). Her appearance was deemed inappropriate -- perhaps her sharp dress intimidated her male colleagues.

Personal Style Will Win Them All

Laura Collinson | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Collinson

Without an encouraged interest in personal style, we are at risk of becoming permanent hipsters who have little awareness of where our clothes came from.

The Perils of a Private Members Club

Matthew Tucker | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Tucker

"Excuse me sir, your jacket..." a club manager says, interrupting our group, a hint of an elegant french accent. "Oh, you're closing the cloakroom? You want me to collect my coat?" I offer politely, trying to finish the man's sentence. "No..." he replied...

L4L Clothing Lookbook: The Black & White Collection

Bwoywonder | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bwoywonder

Myself & Lyrics4Lyrics Clothing have been releasing images from our collaborative Autumn/Winter '13 Lookbook throughout our respective social media outlets.

Manorbier Castle Chronicles

Celia Lyttelton | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Celia Lyttelton

I spent much of the holidays in thevillage reading room at Manorbier, painting, which was designed by Benson, an arts and crafts architect and protégée of William Morris.

Retail Speak - How to Talk Fashion

Donna Ida Thornton | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Ida Thornton

When I first started in fashion retail I carried Denis Thatcher with me everywhere I went. His famous line was in my head: "better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than open it and remove all doubt". So when I first started going to buying appointments they went something like this...

What Will You be Wearing Next Spring?

Sach Kukadia | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sach Kukadia

That new berry coloured jumper and leather bomber jacket you've just bought, didn't end up on the high street by accident. Both trends were planned out by trend forecasters years ago and wowed on the catwalks back at the start of this year. So, with that in mind, here's a sneak peek at what you'll be wearing next spring.

Five Easy Ways to Recycle Your Old Clothes

Kate Holroyd | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Holroyd

You don't always need to have comprehensive sewing skills to be able to transform an item of clothing into something that's trendy, and on the cheap.

Why I Want to Be the Devil That Wears Prada

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Harrison Roberts

Angel Sinclair CEO of Models of Diversity approached me initially to write a piece about the show and during the interview she asked me if I would model. I said no... so why did I decide to do this? The catalyst was when my slim, athletic, healthy, 8 year old daughter asked me "Mummy am I fat?"

Transgender Model Achieves Her Dream Of Modelling At LFW

SWNS | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A model who was teased as 'Glenda the bender' has achieved her dream of modelling at London Fashion Week. She looks amazing, don't you think? ...

London Fashion Week and a UK Growth Industry to Be Proud Of

Ed Vaizey | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Politics
Ed Vaizey

The UK fashion industry is one of the most vibrant and creative business sectors in this country, with show-stopping talent, craft and ingenuity... But too often the economic impact of fashion isn't recognised and it's time we appreciated the industry not just for its creativity and vibrancy but for the huge role it plays in our economy too.

I Can't Stand the Rain

Ravi Grewal | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ravi Grewal

There are but three things one can be certain of in life - death, taxes and British rain. I won't dwell on the former two, but writing today the third sticks firmly in my mind... And this set me to thinking, what are the best clothes to wear in the inclement British Autumn?

Do You Realize It?

Esha Tewari | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Esha Tewari

No, I didn't realize until 2011, when I met with a car accident which changed my life... I was a girl with full of life, love, creativity & happiness. A girl who was just like a kid & who never thought of any bad thing can ever happen to her or to anyone in her family.

Why Does Being a Strong Woman Automatically Make You a B*tch?

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

Naomi Campbell... Yes, she can get upset if a job isn't carried out to her satisfaction, as is common among other professionals who are passionate about their work. But why does being a strong woman automatically earn you the label of being a b*tch?

London Fashion Week 2013: Inspiring Autumn High Street Trends

Natalie R Harris | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie R Harris

London goes crazy for LFW in September, with high street trends soon following suit. There's something about this city's style that's unmistakeable: urban edge meets casual chic.

Jasper Conran Spring/Summer 2014: Of Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joao Paulo Nunes

The decision to unveil the label's Spring/Summer 2014 collection in a unique and distinctive venue far from the hectic halls and corridors of Somerset House allowed a richer display of Jasper Conran's creative potential and influence.

Dress Down This Autumn

James Wilson | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Wilson

Whilst I am a firm advocate of the suit, a lot of the time it's much too dressy. So for those times when you need to dress down this autumn, I've assembled my list of autumn essentials.

What is the True Cost of Bagging a Bargain? The Value of the See Through Fashion Campaign

Roxanne Fox | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Roxanne Fox

Having walked in the way of temptation and failed to resist, a few hours later the ensuing guilt rears its ugly head. In the past this regret would simply result from my tendency to make impulsive purchases, despite an ever-dwindling bank balance. These days it is far worse.

London Fashion Week SS14: Day One

Brix Smith Start | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Style
Brix Smith Start

Once upon time September was all about going 'back to school', but now (and for more years than I care to admit!) the month heralds the start of London Fashion Week.

Weekend Shopping: New Season Boots

Sarah McGiven | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I've included a couple of non-ankle boot designs - in fact the thigh high Louboutins are pretty much as far as it's possible to get from an ankle boot - just because when I saw them, they made me drool a little bit.

New York Fashion Week SS14

Anne Look | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Style
Anne Look

If it all seems like the excitement of the New York fashion and street scene has lost its way, look again. The best collections so far have been clever in construction yet as above, fall away from the body to form a weightlessness that's fresh, real, and modern.

My Anna Wintour Flash Mob at New York Fashion Week

Madame Allsorts | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Madame Allsorts

Creating an Anna Wintour Flash Mob felt like the perfect way to capture the playfulness and the tongue in cheek spirit of my designs and the most authentic way to capture the spirit of myself as a designer!

Making Your Kitchen Work for You

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

For some, their kitchen might feel too small or they're not making the most of the space they do have. Being part of Zanussi's Easy Team initiative, I thought I would share some of my best interior design tips for making your kitchen work for you.

The Warmest of Winter Jackets

Ravi Grewal | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ravi Grewal

In the words of House Stark, winter is coming. And, in winter, one needs a bloody good coat, and there's really none better than the Canada Goose range of jackets and gilets.