There is no forgiveness on Twitter. In real life words disappear in the air; on social media, they are there forever - you can delete your tweet but others can then still have ownership over your words through a timely screen grab or a re-tweet. An innocent mistake, a flippant remark, a tweet poorly wordsmithed can change your life in a moment. And there are no shades of grey.
As a man who only managed to grow a beard in the last couple of years, it pains me to hear that beards are going out of fashion. I've only just got mine!
There's a huge amount to see at London Fashion Week every season, but pausing and pondering regional design talent and forces in countries...
Nothing can stop the force that is Fashion Week. Come rain or shine, this couldn't keep the fashion's street style stars at bay as they marched throughout the streets of London Fashion Week. It was a chaotic few days, but London Fashion Week is officially over for another year (we'll for another six months) to be precise.
I began working as a fashion designer in 1997. The deeper I got into the industry, the more shocked I was by the amount of waste my industry was producing. It didn't seem right. To do my small part, I began incorporating upcycling principles into my design work (both for my clothing line and the costume designs I was doing for theater productions). By 2002, all of the clothing I produced was upcycled.
When I first started working in the online shopping space, the magic was in the hunt ... the ability to find what you are looking for online without leaving the comfort of home. Whether it was on Yahoo! Shopping, Shopping.com, eBay, Google or Shopstyle the 'story' was how easily you could find that perfect black top or blue dress at the right price from your favourite brand.
If in doubt, be more Garance! Credit photo www.garancedore.co.uk
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This coverage deeply demeans Clooney and women in general. It needs to be called out to mitigate the damage it does to the right of women to be taken seriously about topics other than what they wear or what fills their uteruses.
The most lavish exhibition ever to be staged at Chatsworth will open this weekend. From couture dresses to coronation gowns, fancy dress to headdresses, the exhibition reveals the style and social history of the cast of characters that have graced the rooms of Chatsworth over the past five centuries.
Amongst a host of impacts, I was thrown into an unknown world of lingerie buying - post surgical bra land. For the uninitiated, this is a place you feel strangely ashamed to visit. It's hidden away, at the back of bright, inviting lingerie departments. The bras lurk sadly, hanging around looking baggy and apologetic; all they have to say for themselves is, "this is as good as it gets for you now girl, choose one."
London Fashion Week is a must for any fashion junky's diary. A place to see and be seen, the wacky and the wild, the classy and the chic, and let's not forgetting some celebrities perched on the FROW of each show.
I'd like to think it's because I'm too brazen to agonise over my appearance. I'm against airbrushing models in magazines, and what else is make-up than real-life photoshopping? But then, I highlight my hair and just spent £40 on an under-eye serum.
All too often earning a wage means giving up the 'fro, even a short, clean, pushed-back-by-a-hairband number that resulted in an on-the-spot and crude appraisal by my former manager: 'You need to put some Sof'n'Free' (relaxer) in that'.
I felt compelled to write this after watching on BBC, the video of a mother of an 11-year-old who produced an advert so her daughter could embrace her natural hair. Black hair is an important part of our identify and our heritage. Black women are beautiful regardless of what hair style they decide to rock.
My research is informed by a cradle-to-cradle approach, where nothing is wasted and all is appreciated. First and foremost the people within those communities that I seek to support - through employment to begin with, and later in sharing profit margins.
Understandably, many Muslims are welcoming these companies' moves. Why not? It is a sign that we are being acknowledged as consumerists. Companies have discovered a niche in the market from social media where hijab fashion bloggers have created a platform for themselves and are using apps, in particular Instagram, to showcase modest fashion.
I know it's always been like this really, Tracey Emin's bed, Hirst's cow, Richard Billingham's parents, what Lena Dunham's saying, there has always something for rookie critics to moan about and for artists to roar back too - but recently the cycle of negativity between influencer and audience seems relentlessly fervent, in times when we need bringing together
I am in good company though, Beyoncé admitted that she tries to make everyone around her happy (which I think she does a pretty good job with) and closer to home, my own mum and nana both rush around trying to solve everyone else's problems. They help others, putting their own feelings and well-being much further down in their priorities.
Of course whatever they get will be fabulous, even if they get nothing at all but breakfast in bed. We all know it's about love, showing gratitude and building memories. But if you're planning on picking up a Mother's Day present, either for your partner or for your own mum, check out the selection and following slideshow below for some gift ideas...