UK Style

Fashion Week Beauty Round Up A/W14

Nina Leykind | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Leykind

Both Alexa and I are so inspired by our 60's girl crushes and eye looks so it was lovely to see Pat McGrath updating the decade for Dolce Gabbana, Versace and Gucci in Milan. McGrath referenced Sophia Loren for the make-up at Dolce & Gabbana, "it's all about the brow, lashes and liner," she cried echoing my own personal mantra!

Building the Super High Street

Mary Portas | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK
Mary Portas

Business is strongest is when it's face-to-face with customers and the beautiful products can be displayed physically in an alluring way. I regularly tell retailers who moan about the web to work out how to compete effectively instead. Innovators in top up grocery shopping, web purchase collection and so on, understand that the future is omni-channel and are making money. Grenson shows us how a perfect customer experience makes people feel special and gets them buying. And everybody please remember, you can't get your hair done, grab a quick drink when you fancy it, have your shoes mended, collect your prescription or dry cleaning quickly on the web (yet).

River Island Jumps on the Poverty Porn Bandwagon with Ridiculous T-Shirt

Sean O'Meara | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sean O'Meara

Fictional American universities, generic sports teams, and punk bands that thrived three generations ago; these are the sort of things that should be on teenagers' t-shirts. So when fashion retailers try to elevate off-the-shelf edginess to silly new levels, you suddenly remember that it's idiotic adults who are in charge.

Karl Lagerfeld Hits London

Sarah McGiven | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

What I treasure in an age of media trained, talent vacuum 'celebrity' clothing lines, is that Lagerfeld is a uniquely gifted character who will always speak his mind, no matter how controversial.

Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards: Pixie Leads Red Carpet Arrivals

Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Pixie Lott, Laura Whitmore and Gabby Logan have arrived at London’s Leicester Square Odeon ahead of the Prince’s Trust Celebrate Success Awards wh...

Normcore and the Emperor's New Clothes

Shannon Edwards | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Edwards

How to dress normcore, let me break it down: no-name, unflattering, comfortable jeans, boring unfashionable warm jacket, plain tee, plain white socks, trainers, etc. If you've mastered the look, it should be hard to tell from behind if you are a 50-something executive or just taking a break from backpacking in Nepal.

The Resurgence of the Boyfriend Biker

Nik Thakkar | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Style
Nik Thakkar

Androgyny in fashion has existed since the beginning of time, granted. However, the resurgence of the boyfriend biker has become somewhat of a 2014 ...

Why We All Need to Be Less 'Judgy' This Lent

Sophie Haslett | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Haslett

I could feel it rising in me before I'd even had the chance to process what I was thinking. 'That Chanel dress Keira's wearing is so darn odd. Disturbing...', I tweeted, without so much as a second thought. There it was again, the judgyness: the cool, dismissive female-to-female criticism that slips so easily off my tongue.

Fur, Remixed

Mark Oaten | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK
Mark Oaten

Clearly something that's high on everyone's agenda especially ours is the subject of animal welfare. We are working tirelessly to ensure the highest possible standards. It's easy to pull out isolated examples to condemn the whole industry in one fell swoop but this overly-simplifies the debate.

Vogue Publishes (Another) Blackface Spread

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Although model Saskia de Brauw does not have dark make-up on her face in all of these photos, it's hard not to experience a face-palm 'WTF, Vogue?' mo...

When High Heels Go Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Yet more evidence, if it were needed, that high heels are a ridiculous imposition on womankind. Yes, they might make your bottom wiggle in an allur...

Let the Sunshine Into Your Wardrobe

Sarah McGiven | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I love cold, winter weather but these never ending grey skies are getting me down. Yellow is one of those cheery colours that just makes everything a bit better and brighter. Associated with optimism, happiness and sunshine, it's a great pop colour to wear right now.

Red Carpet Wedding Trends

Marina Licht | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

Two Hollywood stars who looked very 'bridal' were Naomi Watts who wore a simple but glamorous white Calvin Klein dress and Kate Hudson who was very 'old Hollywood' in a beaded Versace dress with a deep v-neckline and cape detail. However, the key red carpet trends from the 2014 Oscars that I think will be big news in bridal this year are the following...

How Short Wedding Dresses Are Made

Tobi Hannah | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tobi Hannah

Planning your wedding can be quite challenging and time consuming, so much so that you could whiz through it without actually enjoying the process that leads up to that very important day in your life.

How To Be Beautiful When You Have Cancer: Leukaemia Patient Sets Up Inspirational Beauty Blog

SWNS | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meet our new hero: 21-year-old Emily Parker, the young woman who was left wrecked by a battle with cancer, only to start up an inspirational beauty bl...

From Prada to Prayer "How I Went From Consumerism to Buddhism"

Kiesha Meikle | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiesha Meikle

For some reason, I seem completely unable to enjoy the present moment without planning or starting my next move 'forward'. I find it very difficult to just be in the now. There are just so many distractions and if I am honest, most of them are unnecessary and self enforced.

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.