UK Style

Are You Dreading the Beach This Summer? Time to #Ditchthebikinidiet and #Banthefaketan

BritChick Paris | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

How to get a bikini-perfect body in just three weeks is one of the main headlines adorning the covers of women's magazines at this time of the year. Alongside is a picture of a young woman with the perfect body frolicking on a beach. The article will then go into all the daily exercises you need to do, foods you need ‎to avoid and alongside display incy-wincy bikinis that only Gisele Bundchen could wear...

Going Rustic: A Guide to Painting Old Wooden Furniture

Vicky Dean | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

Old furniture comes in two categories: a shabby old piece you fell in love with at a second hand store that just needs a little bit of love, or, more likely, a piece you got ages ago when you were broke and is now a horrible eyesore in your home.

We Need More Disabled Models in Ad Campaigns

Jack Eyers | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Eyers

We filmed it at Scope's West Hampstead shop and had a great laugh making it. The other stars of the ad - the shop manager Cathy, volunteer Maureen and all the other people in the ad who react to my strip were great.

Michelle Launches Debut Fashion Collection

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Michelle Keegan has officially launched her first ever fashion collection, putting her days as the chavvy Tina McIntyre in ‘Coronation Street’ wel...

My Favourite Looks For: Living Rooms

Nikki Wright | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Wright

We have just finished decorating our living room, so we are left with a shell to fill with personality, which in my opinion is by far the best bit.

Two Girls Tried The 'Spoon Facial' That Apparently Slims Your Face - Did It Work?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The spoon facial may have sinister undertones - last year we reported that a South Korean mother had been massaging her daughter's face with a spoon f...

Woman Who Was Bullied At School Nails Models1 Plus Size Competition

The Huffington Post UK Lifestyle | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When Models1 announced they'd be bringing back their plus size model competition for a second year in a row, we were pleased hear that one of the wor...

Posh Gets Her Wellies On

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Given her usual sense of style - and fashion line - we never had Victoria Beckham down as the gardening type. However, the former Spice Girl's new...

Style Confidence

Dr Carolyn Mair | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Carolyn Mair

Without doubt, the power of fashion lies in its strength to communicate. We can use this power to promote our identity and to reinvent ourselves as well as give us more confidence. Our appearance is the primary basis for others' opinions of us and what we wear can impact our cognitive abilities.

It's In the Detail

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Charles-Jones

It's been about a week since I did my first blog post on here where I shared details of my latest collection, as well as some significantly down-played concerns about what on earth I'm going to do next with my shiny new MA qualification.

Make Up - It's Fake

Archie Damant | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Archie Damant

Makeup is the bane of any teenage girls life. It's made to seem like you'll gain confidence and become overall a better person. But really all it does is wreck your confidence and make you look a caked troll. Surely natural beauty is the way forward?

Kate Goes Curly In Coral (Try Saying That Quickly)

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK

The Duchess of Cambridge has went walkabout at a primary school today and showed off a curly new hairstyle. Kate delighted children at Blessed Sac...

Suzy Menkes: Fashion's Most Esteemed Voice Comes to Vogue

Vogue.fr | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

In her new role as International Vogue Editor Suzy Menkes offers an exclusive insight into the world of fashion. An insider like no other, the British journalist and author holds a unique position in the world of fashion and is both respected and revered by designers, models, journalists, critics and fashion followers alike.

Weekend Shopping: Summer Denim

Sarah McGiven | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

From high end to high street, there are some great choices so step outside your jeans comfort zone and try some other denim styles. A shirt dress, these skate shoes and super hot denim heels are topping my wish list this weekend.

Wimbledon: Why Are Female Tennis Players Going Bra-Less?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you hear the word Wimbledon, you're likely to think of British summer time, strawberries, and tennis whites - and organisers are determined to k...

This Woman's Picture Was Photoshopped In 25 Countries. What It Reveals About Perception Of Beauty Is Shocking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

One quick look at the finalists for Miss World will tell you everything you need to know about how differently beauty is perceived from one country to...

Office Dress Code: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The working world is stressful enough without the added pressure of worrying about what to wear. It doesn’t help matters that businesses rely on...

Forget Size Zero, The New Disturbing Hollywood Body Trend Is Triple-Zero

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For many of us, size zero - that's a UK 4 - is not something we can attain or even want to. Even so, when the trend hit a few years ago, while man...

Seven Things That Fashion School Can't Teach You

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

The world is filled with young talented people who dream of making it in fashion. They want to be the next star designer like Alexander McQueen or the next star stylist such as Micaela Erlanger and dress fabulous celebrities. With the best will in the world, fashion school cannot teach you all the skills you need to be successful. Here is what you won't learn....but what you will need.

Taking Off My Fashion 'L Plates'

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Charles-Jones

When I was choosing my GCSEs at school I remember thinking (very naively... naturally) "what can I choose that will help me get into the best fashion schools in the country?" That seemed to be the recurring question at every crossroads of my education and as I progressed the reality became more and more clear: this was going to be tough...

Dear 90s: Your Fashion Was 'Meh'.

Sophia Parsons | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Parsons

When Hadley Freeman, wordsmith at the end of the 'Ask Hadley' series on the Guardian, described the recent comeback of the 90s in fashion as an 'apocalypse', I was expecting to me met with exactly this. I was ready to be put in my place about the 90s hype that has been taking back over our wardrobes. Nope.

Kristina's Betting Slip Dress Causes A Right Royal Fuss

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

Kristina Rihanoff had an embarrassing moment at Royal Ascot yesterday after she was escorted away by security as her “unique” (that’s one word f...

The Beauty of the White Shirt (The Best Representation of Life)

Rebecca Stevens | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Stevens

Who doesn't own a white shirt? Smart or casual, a white shirt always does the trick. And that goes for women as well as men. It was the white shirt that gave me a weird epiphany on the way home today. Sitting opposite me was a girl, in a white blouse and black jeans. Fairly plain yes.

See inside Vogue Paris June/July 2014

Vogue.fr | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

"The water is calm and clear, the bodies laid out on the sand sparkle with seaspray. Sun-drenched fantasy? No, it's the summertime. Our special issue brings a completely new approach to savoring the sunny coda that we long for all year", writes Emmanuelle Alt, Vogue Paris editor-in-chief...

Brazilian Style Icon- Carmen Miranda 1909-1955

Millicent Binks | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Millicent Binks

The world cup has kicked off in Brazil, so no doubt fashion this summer will pull some influences from the flamboyant Brazilians. The biggest style icon to ever come out of Brazil is indisputably the singer and actress Carmen Miranda. There is no star in history that has ever had a stronger signature style of colour, frivolity and fun.