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In the UK we've had quite a bit of snow recently (by our standards, anyway)...
Can you see past the sequinned nipple tassels?
A number of people are ruffling a few feathers with their recession-busting measures...
Changing the fabric of fashionable society...
Can kaos work in a time of chaos...
Set to be huge during AW10...
One of this season's hottest looks...
A sneak peek at the AW10 collection

My Favourite Fashion Discovery

Everybody has one. The cringe-worthy story told by a friend or relative that you just know will crop up in a speech on your wedding day or a milestone birthday...
My Favourite Fashion Discovery

Republic AW10 collection - An In-Depth Preview

This month sees the launch of Republic’s autumn/winter range which is designed to be mixed, matched and loved. The overarching theme is opulence with edge; outfits dripping with embellishments, draped with lace, and accented with faux-fur and feathers.
Republic AW10 collection - An In-Depth Preview

Fashion Gets Personal

Made to measure, commissioned pieces have rarely been within the grasp of those of us who have had to make do with hovering around the outside of the fashion press, but recently, t-shirt manufacturers have been introducing a different kind of unique and affordable personalisation.
Fashion Gets Personal

Republic Sneak Peek

Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to view Republic's autumn/winter collection. As a little teaser, here are a few exclusive behind the scenes photos I grabbed whilst watching the shoot take shape...
Republic Sneak Peek

Panic Attacks

It’s been a stressful day at work and you are standing on a crowded tube, going through the motions of your daily commute home. The lights flicker, the carriage rattles through a tunnel and suddenly you feel like you

are about to die.
Keep Calm

Britney Challenge

I was struggling with a bit of writer's block one day, when my friend Ryan challenged me to come up with 500-1000 words on Miss Spears in 45mins as a way of getting the words to come out.
Britney Spears

North London in the snow

In the UK, we've had quite a bit of snow recently (by our standards anyway). This afternoon, I made my way to the local park and took a few photos of the snow, sledges and stunning skies.
Snowy scenes

Is green the new black

In recent years, the global green initiative has exploded. An increased awareness of how our lives impact the environment on a day-to-day basis has lead to a multitude of sectors attempting to boost their eco-credentials by branching out and developing new business strands or goods deemed more ‘earth friendly’.
Ethical fashion

Management in Kaos

To boost employment in the sector and prevent a repeat of the latest recession, is it time for a new kind of management strategy to be brought to the fore; for kaos to reign in a time of chaos?

Trend Spotting

Candy colours and pretty pastels may be dominating SS10, but forward-thinking fashionistas take note: prepare your wardrobe for AW10 by indulging in chocolate box chic.

Summer Style

Sleek, sumptuous and sophisticated; this season, sportswear has emerged from the back of the gym locker having been given a luxurious makeover.

POP Princess

In the promotional blitz for her seventh studio album, the last cover I expected to see Britney Spears gracing was that of bi-annual style magazine POP...
POP Princess

Wide leg trouser suits

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More often than not, when width is added to a women’s suit, it is not the recipe for the chicest of shapes. However, 70s styling is set to be big in the New Year, and when tailored properly to fit, a wide leg trouser suit can be both fashion forward and flattering, taking you from one season to the next with ease.

To add a little personality and ‘flare’ to your work wear, simply remember to abide by the following rules:



X-Factor Style: Cheryl Cole, Week Four

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Cheryl went for a flirty retro-glam look on the night of the fourth live show, wearing a Jonathan Saunders white & black mini dress with pleated skirt and high-neck mesh bodice. A set of cross-over Jimmy Choo sandals, a Royal Legion poppy and a pink and white pair of De Grisogono earrings completed the look.

To steal Cheryl's style on a slimmer salary, click below.



X-Factor Style: Cheryl Cole, Week Three (Results)

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Cheryl decided to wear a silver and white Kristian Aadnevik leather mini dress prior to the airing of her 'Promise This' performance on 24th. She continued the silver theme with a plain bangle and diamante hoop earrings, and chose a pair of open-toed black boots to top off the futuristic looking ensemble.
To get Cheryl's look for less, click below.



X-Factor Style: Dannii Minogue, Week Three (Results)

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Dannii stepped out in a black, full-skirted, sweetheart neckline Dolce & Gabbana dress with a swirling sepia floral print on 24th October. To compliment the drama of the Resort 2011 dress, she again went with simple Charlotte Olympia Paloma heels, this time in black, and a delicate Annoushka pendant on a fine gold chain.

To find out how to recreate Dannii's fabulous fifties look, click 'read more' below.



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