UK Style

Style: The Single Accessory That Could Make All The Difference...

Faye Jacobs | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

Look at the outfit you are wearing today, what single accessory could you add to it to make it that little bit more special? For instance, today I am wearing some bizarre khaki skinny jeans covered in zips from Zara and a plain black top...

Old and Wise...and Beautiful

Juliet Simmons | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Simmons

What is age - often it's little more than a number. You can be old and young at heart or young and staid. As the beautiful women in my life have shown me, age doesn't define whether someone is smart, beautiful, interesting or worth spending time with.

Seven Essential Wedding Dress Shopping Rules

Marina Licht | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

Congratulations on your engagement! I am sure you can barely contain your excitement at the prospect of getting married and planning the wedding day of your dreams. I by no means want to curtail your excitement, but I would advise a few words of caution.

Must See: Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Exhibition at The Barbican

Sarah McGiven | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk does exactly what it says on the designer label - it's a retrospective showing the accomplished style journey of the French, avant-garde couturier and his many inspirations. And it is HUGE. From start to finish this show is all killer, no filler.

Poorna Bell

Women's Sportswear: Is Style-Driven Brand Lija Worth the Money?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sportswear brand Lija is unusual for two reasons: first, it has been known to actually inspire women to try sport (rather than women buying it just fo...

Will London's Gymbodies Be Conquered by Lululemon?

Jennifer Howze | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Howze

The company's new CEO may herald a transition that makes the founder's distasteful statements and sizing issues a bad memory. But you can bet that lululemon will become a more frequent sight at our yoga studios and gyms, just as it has in America, despite the high prices.

Portugal Fashion: Unravelling Innovation in Fashion and Design

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joao Paulo Nunes

In spite of having established a solid reputation in the manufacture of clothing and footwear dating as far as back as the late 19th Century, Portugal has not always been a country associated with sartorial creativity.

PICS: Kate Shows Off her Bikini Body In Rio

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Kate Moss showed why she's as much in demand as ever as a model when she stripped off to her bikini to soak up some Brazilian sunshine on holiday in R...

Coleen Rooney Celebrates Her Birthday With A Day At The Races

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Coleen Rooney celebrated her birthday in style today by donning a hot pink outfit and heading off for a girls' day out at the races. The WAG and mu...

A Brief History of British Luxury

Penelope Sacorafou | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
Penelope Sacorafou

The word luxury is brandished about a little too frequently these days. As a result the definition of luxury has been watered down too much, steering away from the skills and traditions that it relied upon, and moving towards implying a more "bling" lifestyle that can be considered often rather vacuous.

Jump From Paper: Yes, These Bags Are Real

Sarah McGiven | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I wasn't even sure if it was real, but if it was, how did it work? Was it actually as two dimensional as it looked? How would you fit anything inside? I confess, I became a little obsessed and, as I was in the States at the time I hunted down every listed Jump from Paper stockist in New York.

Bold and Beautiful: Celebrity Style for Spring

Tiffany London | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tiffany London

As we move in to spring all eyes will be on the blossoming bumps of these A-list mums-to-be and, more specifically, what they are wearing. I've said this before but I'm a firm believer that being pregnant is no reason to take a back seat in the style stakes.

What Lies Beneath

Christina Miller | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

The femininity and romance continues with bold and rhythmical flowers and leaves designed to move sensually with the body - in particular, the hand finished diamante drops and peek-a-poo aesthetic of the sheer base teamed with seductive suspender belt, thong or brief. It's super pretty, super feminine, and super expensive.

Weekend Shopping: Super Chic Streetwear Round Up

Sarah McGiven | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Here are a few of my top picks for the coolest sports luxe and street fashion to be seen in right now and some future drop tip offs for your diary, too, from adidas Originals x Opening Ceremony, OVO at Browns, Casely-Hayford and Puma.

See Inside Vogue Paris April 2014

Vogue.fr | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

Cover girl Cameron Russell continues the commitment to challenging discrimination and promoting healthy body image that she started with her TED talk in 2012, turning to imagery to make her voice heard.

Abbot Kinney: LA's Coolest Neighbourhood?

Rhiannon Davies | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rhiannon Davies

After convincing myself that Spring had sprung, and then despairing for days on end about the horrendous British weather we've had of late, I decided ...

Shoe Fashion Trends Spring/Summer 2014: Sneakers and Brogues Dominate

Christine Babington Smith | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Babington Smith

If you're still wearing court shoes with platform soles, consign them to the back of your wardrobe now! Even Victoria Beckham has ditched the platform pumps in favour of flats - hell has indeed frozen over and she is now wearing English style brogues.

The Tattoo Revolution

Mandy Townsend | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Townsend

Tattoos are still under attack from the public even though there an estimated 20 million tats in Britain. Mandy Townsend believes it's time to rebel against this age old prejudice

Reality Check With Paul Weller

Jason Holmes | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Paul Weller cuts a lithe figure in a black crew neck sweater and dove grey slacks that ride a couple of inches off the ground. His round-toed calfskin Chelsea boots gleam under the lights. A flashgun snaps at his every move as his gimlet eye rakes the clothes rack that lines the far wall of the West End showroom.

Can We Stop Slagging Off Marks and Spencer Please?

Poorna Bell | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Marks and Spencer is fast becoming - if not already become - the fashion industry's favourite whipping boy/girl. Watch the claws come out around its second Leading Ladies campaign, as columnists furiously tap away their thoughts about why it sucks, what it did wrong and what M&S needs to do to be successful. But seriously, it's getting a bit tiring.

TK Maxx Uses Gorgeous 60-Something Grandma For Swimsuit Shots (And An Octogenarian)

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

TK Maxx is already beloved by those trying to snaffle a cheap winter coat or bargain luggage for the summer holidays, but it has gone and done somethi...

How To Lose Weight For Your Wedding (Or Any Other Special Occasion)

Poorna Bell | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

I hate phrases like wedding diet and bikini fit, because they imply a burst of discipline and stricture that just isn't sustainable after the event takes place. Worse, you may find that it doesn't give you the results you wanted. So this is a short guide to what worked for me, and what has sustained.

Weekend Shopping: Queen Bee Style

Sarah McGiven | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Last spring saw one the release of the most perfect fashion collections in recent memory, from Alexander McQueen. Based around bees and women as worker bees, this fantastically visual theme was cross-pollinated with the brand's dark romance. Immaculate construction ensured each elegant look was executed in the most high fashion way.

Alexandra Shulman Says People Don't Want to See 'Real' in Vogue - And As A Reader I Heartily Agree

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

The skinny models don't make me feel bad about myself (and, to be clear, that's not because I'm in any way model-esque. Picture the average woman. That's me). Nor do the "real" models make me feel good. When it comes to magazines like Vogue, I want to see something beautiful - something magical. I value the escapism these publications offer...

The Circle of Hip and Why We Shouldn't Fear the Tattooed Douchebags

Anna Doble | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Doble

This new generation of image-obsessed males seems derived purely from previous, slightly hipper, forms of narcissism, in a churning spiral of self-adoration. These boys have been weaned on the teat of naff celebrity as a means to an end. Poor pumped-up lambs with lifetime debt.