The University of Westminster's BA (Honours) Fashion Design runway show, the class of 2013 produced the most accomplished work that I have seen coming out of this London higher education institution over the last few years.
What is your style? This summer as I begin to bare my skin I prefer to throw away the magnifiers, stay loose, chill out and dress in what makes me feel good and hip. I've put together a few choice items that are my go-to favorites and finds.
From slinky, sensuous, sexy, silk lingerie, to rough textured coats, us humans cannot shop or even 'browse shop' without touching clothes around us. Surrounded by the array of textures, colours and fabrics we cannot help our selves but touch or pick up the piece of clothing. This is almost like a drug!
This latest development hasn't made him any friends, but is this really a 'Big, Fat, Marketing mistake' (Fox News), or brand management in action?
Cannes film festival is in full swing and with the obvious focus on new film releases, the second favourite topic of conversation is inevitably fashion. In the most beautiful backdrop that really does feel like it has been taken directly out of an Audrey Hepburn film.
Boundaries are breaking down all around us. And this new wave of feminism we're experiencing has impacted many of the boundaries in the world of fashion too; the idea that there are standards of beauty that we must conform to, that being beautiful is a feeling that should be available to only a few privileged few, rather than something every woman should feel, from both inside and out.
As a wardrobe stylist, the best part of lining up looks for my post-50 clients is that they already know they have arrived and have nothing to prove... You should never lose your sense of style just because you think it's the only way to be practical and comfortable.
Ever since the The Body Shop started the classroom craze for little potted lip balms, I've been hopelessly hooked. Thanks to those tiny, apothecary-style glass jars full of unctuous, sweet smelling goo - Morello Cherry for a cheery tint, Tutti Frutti for a moisturising glaze - I haven't been able to resist a lip balm.
I'm talking about another British designer this week. Derbyshire born Emma Cook is in the hot seat, her print-plentiful collections oozing British brilliance with a sense of humour only to be expected from our fair land.
"For Singapore's Audi Fashion Festival, I am showing a bit of the Carolina Herrera collection from New York. The show is something new because the collection from New York was inspired by music. I collaborated with an English composer called Tom Hodge."
The exhibition of all exhibitions (in my humble opinion) is coming to Somerset House this autumn, in a celebration of the work of the late great Isabella Blow - the enigmatic fashion editor, consultant, muse, nurturer of young fashion talent and style icon.
You don't have to spend a bomb to look beautiful on the beach, even if you are jetting off to the white isle, where I suspect everyone will be enviably well-dressed and have great hair even in the heat!
his is one area that should be on every fashionistas' lips as Singapore is set to become one of the biggest names to watch on the fashion radar.
Magazines like Mizz and Bliss were once my go to style bibles- guiding me towards bootleg jeans galore. Once upon a time, girls' magazines featured girls' fashion; but nowadays, the likes of Miss Vogue point their young fashionistas towards more adult wardrobe choices.
How does a design idea become reality? Start with a sketch, of course. We examine original drawings from some of the world's greatest designers, that could be termed works of art in themselves.
When Brit model sensation Cara Delevingne was spied wearing a Bad Ass Paris slogan t-shirt during Paris Fashion Week earlier this year, cult brand Cécile's debut SS13 collection was immediately thrust onto the fashion centre stage.
Men supposedly have it easy, particularly if you're required to wear a suit to work. There are simple rules that are easy to follow when wearing a suit, like ensuring your suiting is immaculately tailored and you have an arsenal of shirts and ties on rotation each week.
Women are often worried about how they look and that's not superficial. We know that our appearance has nothing to do with how smart, creative, or hardworking we are, but it plays powerfully into what society decides we are worth.
I am very bad at painting my nails. As far as I can tell, painting the dominant hand with the non-dominant hand is as tricky as finding the perfect lipstick, jean or bobble hat, all tasks I wouldn't wish on an enemy. But I am particularly inept.