UK Style

The Shoe That Fits, At a Pinch

Jason Holmes | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Style
Jason Holmes

This is the rule of thumb: you can leave the house in your pyjamas if your footwear is good enough. It's not something that should be recommended, but it's entirely possible if your choice of shoe is of a certain quality. Admittedly, the shoes in question will set you back several hundred pounds, but they will last and, more importantly, turn heads.

Festival Fashion Fears Revealed

Sach Kukadia | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Style
Sach Kukadia

With festival season upon us, my FOMO (fear of missing out) goes into high gear. But as my FOMO rises, so do my festival fashion fears - those hideous don'ts you see men brazenly committing over the course of any weekend. Here are my worst offenders.

Fashion Legend Remembered as Elizabeth Taylor's Wedding Dress Goes to Auction

Amanda Callaghan | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Style
Amanda Callaghan

Elizabeth Taylor's wedding dress was not the only famous gown designed by Helen Rose. She was the designer behind most of Old Hollywood's most iconic fashion moments on and off the silver screen.

The Evolution of Headphones and Fashion

Todd Cochran | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Style
Todd Cochran

Fashion and design have always been interwoven in the playing of both live and recorded music. All the way from the prehistoric age of drumsticks to today's fashion headphone.The level of both fashion and fidelity associated in music over time has wavered much like a stock chart or a sound wave.

BAFTA: A Mere Mortal on the Red Carpet

Viki Imrie | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Style
Viki Imrie

Sitting in the launderette reading a copy of last week's TV Guide, I contemplated my upcoming BAFTA attendance. More specifically, I'd just worked out that by the time I'd stuck my smalls in the dryer and lugged them all the way home down Balham High Road I would have just under one hour to prepare.

Parlez-Vous Fashion: In Which Navy Trumps Black

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

Navy is the new black. Sorry to all those so long, so black soul sisters, but I'm switching it up. I am in favour of the tender shade, the chic, elegant colour that Jil Sander may as well be ambassador for.

Company Magazine's Faux Pas

Harriet Williamson | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Williamson

As a devoted Company reader, it was with a mixture of disappointment and disgust that I read 'This Is Skinny Club', an anonymous opinion piece in their June issue. 'Anon' describes how she lies to close friends about what she has eaten to avoid their concern, forces herself to exercise even when watching TV, and spends 90% of her life denying herself food.

Weekend Shopping: Ancient Greek Sandals

Sarah McGiven | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Being predominantly a trainer-wearer, I have super soft, easily irritated, coddled feet, so sandal shopping is a nightmare. I despise anything that goes between my toes so thongs and toe posts are a total no-go. Trying to find sandals without them is a hard slog, I'm generally a pretty awkward customer when it comes to summer footwear.

Cannes, The Land of Glamour

Claire Ashcroft | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Style
Claire Ashcroft

Cannes film festival is in full swing and with the obvious focus on new film releases, the second favourite topic of conversation is inevitably fashion. In the most beautiful backdrop that really does feel like it has been taken directly out of an Audrey Hepburn film.

Magic Makers: Emma Cook

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

I'm talking about another British designer this week. Derbyshire born Emma Cook is in the hot seat, her print-plentiful collections oozing British brilliance with a sense of humour only to be expected from our fair land.

Lip Balm Love

Sarah McGiven | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Ever since the The Body Shop started the classroom craze for little potted lip balms, I've been hopelessly hooked. Thanks to those tiny, apothecary-style glass jars full of unctuous, sweet smelling goo - Morello Cherry for a cheery tint, Tutti Frutti for a moisturising glaze - I haven't been able to resist a lip balm.

Budget-Friendly Summer Style 2013

Harriet Williamson | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Williamson

You don't have to spend a bomb to look beautiful on the beach, even if you are jetting off to the white isle, where I suspect everyone will be enviably well-dressed and have great hair even in the heat!

Eurovision 2013: Style Highlights

Joanna Doniger | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Style
Joanna Doniger

Whilst many could claim that Eurovision has become dated and over politicised, very few could argue that it produces some of the most dramatic, outlandish and sometimes downright bizarre outfit choices.

Weekend Shopping: Shoe Update

Sarah McGiven | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

A quick shoe update for fellow footwear obsessives... If you want to see more, have a look at my 'out and about' spots over on instagram (@sarahmcgiven) where this week I was mostly obsessing about Other Stories heels, sherbert coloured adidas adicolour sneakers

Singapore: The New Home of Fashion

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Style
Ruth Harrison Roberts

his is one area that should be on every fashionistas' lips as Singapore is set to become one of the biggest names to watch on the fashion radar.

Has Abercrombie & Fitch's CEO Really Made a 'Big, Fat, Marketing Mistake'?

Nicola Carter | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK
Nicola Carter

This latest development hasn't made him any friends, but is this really a 'Big, Fat, Marketing mistake' (Fox News), or brand management in action?

Dreaming of Jerome

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

I guess I'm into shoes, then. I love a good heel. Although, I'm not so good at them. Samples sales have taught me that most often, scenarios involving my debit card and stilettos are to be avoided. You got me, I admit it. I've caved again, and again, and again.

The Baftas: Best of British on the Box

Jenni Falconer | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jenni Falconer

The countdown's begun... the most showbiz event in the television industry's diary is this Sunday, 12 May, in Central London: The TV BAFTAs. This is when the best of British on the box is celebrated and everyone who's anyone on the small screen wants a golden ticket so that they can strut their stuff along the red carpet with a freshly-sprayed tan, toupe-taped side-boob and blagged designer glitzy frock!

Parlez-Vous Fashion: In Which I Go Nude

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

I am very bad at painting my nails. As far as I can tell, painting the dominant hand with the non-dominant hand is as tricky as finding the perfect lipstick, jean or bobble hat, all tasks I wouldn't wish on an enemy. But I am particularly inept.

Budget-Friendly 60s Spring/Summer Style

Harriet Williamson | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Williamson

My sister and I often muse that we must've been born in the wrong era. We remain fascinated by 60s style and its icons, particularly Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, Jane Birkin and Edie Sedgewick. Although I attempt to keep my style varied, I always fall back on certain 60s staples that flatter my shape.

Punk Fashion - The Met Museum Costume Institute Exhibition 2013

Christine Babington Smith | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Style
Christine Babington Smith

The exhibition itself examines punk's impact on high fashion from the movement's birth in the 1970s through to its continuing influence today. Original punk garments will be juxtaposed with recent fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear have borrowed punk's visual symbols...

Parlez-Vous Fashion: In Which Sandals Simplify

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

Hands up who has bared a naked leg this week. I have! The sun was back from maternity leave for a couple of days and bathed London in glorious sunlight. I am perpetually optimistic regarding mother nature's attention to the weather.

Spring Shopping With Vogue.fr

Vogue.fr | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Style
Vogue.fr

After a very long wait, Spring has finally arrived in Paris. At Vogue.fr we have been anxiously waiting to dig into our warm weather wardrobes for what feels like months, and can't wait to wear our springy pieces once again. To celebrate the belated, but very welcome spring, we've gathered our favourite looks from Spring/Summer 2013.

Designing a Hot Brand

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Style
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

I was in high school when I first decided that design would be my destination, but my GPS must have been on the blink, because the exact area of design was undetermined. Today, I'm no closer to finding the exact location I fit into, but I have discovered that it's something that doesn't need to be found.

Why I've Given Up Shopping at American Apparel

Harriet Williamson | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Williamson

Despite the seething mass of corporate paranoia, rampant misogyny and disturbing sexualisation of young models displayed by American Apparel, I still believe that we can have clothing companies that pay their workers a fair wage without negating this achievement through other types of unethical behaviour.