The Only Was Is Essex

On TOWIE, We're Not All Uneducated Idiots

Tom Pearce | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Tom Pearce

Despite its mega-success, knocking shows like TOWIE - and the people who appear in them - has become a national pastime. The problem is, despite a stereotype fuelled by years of Essex Girl jokes, we're not all uneducated idiots, no matter what the critics might think.

More Cacao Butter Smashing and the Only Way Isn't Essex!

Galia Orme | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Galia Orme

It did seem a bit mad though to pack everything up myself and just as I was thinking how on earth I would manage this myself, I bumped into some of the mums from my daughter's old school at our local Co-op and after telling them about my cacao butter sorrows, they immediately offered to come and help. So the next Monday morning three mad mums, armed with a digital radio, hammer, chisel, hair nets and gloves were ready to rock and pack!

The Only Way is...Essex?

Sophie Haslett | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK Style
Sophie Haslett

Like it or loathe it, there's one trend this autumn that is getting increasingly hard to avoid. When I think of it, I think of tan. I think of false eyelashes, of white stilettos, and of round-the-clock maintenance. It is not fashionable, edgy or remotely high-brow, but somehow it is a look that is taking over our sartorial lives.