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Fashion Week is Nearly Here!

It’s September and for the fashion world that means a non-stop procession of catwalk shoes and designer presentations. From New York and Milan to London and Paris, Dolce and Dior to Gucci and Giorgio, it’s a world that many may aspire to but few devotees ever infiltrate. However…   Last season (it’s always S/S or [...]

Best Foot Forward

Are you suited and booted yet? It may seem a strange question when the last of British summer is here, but starting to think about your winter wardrobe needs to happen before the last coat left in the shops is a reject puffa jacket and sandals have been relegated to the sale rails.   For [...]

My LoveScene Shopping List

LVE T-Shirt – £17.99, LoveScene Store If it’s a classic slogan t shirt you’re after, the ‘LVE’ design evokes memories of the iconic ‘I love New York’ but in a way that I personally haven’t seen before. Simple, straightforward and easily recognisable, it’s probably one of my favourite designs on the site. Various colours and [...]

Men Dressed for Dating Success?

Guys, can we just note there are a few things that will always mean you’re left as the floundering wingman and nursing a ready meal for one on a Saturday night? Okay, so we can’t guarantee dating success but when you’re reduced to actually considering signing up for speed dating or just beginning to find [...]

Twilight Fallout

So now the furore has started to die down over the Kristen Stewart/Rupert Sanders affair there’s one issue that I still can’t understand (and no, it’s not how the Twilight fans are having hysterics about the Stewart/Pattinson encounters at the various premieres or Stewart being referred to as a ‘Trampire’). How come it was Kristen [...]

What’s Your Dating Achilles Heel?

Whether it’s an inability to notice the difference between friendly banter and serious flirting, rejecting potential dates on seemingly petty terms or seeming to only have feelings for the unavailable, there’s always that vulnerable chink in your armour.   If you’re an average 20 something, one common dating obstacle can be the factor of living [...]

Suits You, Sir?

Unlike baseball caps and low slung trousers, there are some looks that never go out of fashion. However a classic and timeless suit can easily be ruined by a few style crimes that could warrant the introduction of a real life fashion police or sabotage that perfect first date or your dream job interview So [...]

Blazer Glory

Time to introduce my latest style obsession: the blazer. This iconic and timeless piece is one that has recently become as essential to me as GHD’s and denim.   For a long time I eschewed this design trend as unappealing and unflattering; no doubt in part to memories of a bottle green school uniform with [...]

Standard Issues?

Too tall, too short, too old or too blonde? Just some of the reasons I’ve been known to turn down potential dates in the past. Before giving the impression of being someone who is more fussy than you can believe, there was also someone who resembled Sergei from the Compare the Meerkat adverts. Oh and [...]

Love Is A Four Letter Word

Not just literally, that is. So far as I’m concerned, also in the sense that it’s not one I either want or need to hear about. Sometimes it seems there are two kinds of people out there: those who spend their lives bouncing from one relationship to another and those who are happy without the [...]

John Rocha at LFW

This week marked a rite of passage: my first official visit to London Fashion Week. Instead of looking wistfully at Somerset House, I had full permission (and the tickets to prove it) to actually be there. Even if I didn’t know the way from the station it was easy to find: just follow the well-dressed [...]

Stupid Cupid

So, I have to go out for a friend’s birthday tomorrow night. All good you might think, since I usually work all weekend. Unfortunately it’s going to be a case of being the spare, as all of my friends are now coupled up leaving me with just an imaginary plus one.   Just a few [...]

RIP style icon Zelda Kaplan

Fashion lover, socialite and style icon Zelda Kaplan has sadly passed away after she collapsed while sitting front row at the catwalk show for designer Joanna Mastroianni. She was attending the show on Wednesday as part of New York Fashion Week, and was taken to hospital afterwards but the 95 year old died after treatment. [...]

RIP Whitney Houston

RIP to singing legend Whitney Houston, who passed away last night while staying at a hotel in Los Angeles. She was staying in LA prior to the Grammy’s, where she was found in her room. Early reports from websites including TMZ have suggested that police sealed off the room prior to an investigation, although there [...]

Not So Equal

If you saw a woman in her forties with grey hair what would your first thought be? Perhaps that she needed to hide these signs of aging, or be impressed at someone not feeling the need to be ashamed about getting older.   If you’re a man though, rather than pity or shock, it seems [...]

Dating 101

Hands up anyone who’s heard the expression “It’ll happen when you least expect it”? Personally such a choice of words leaves me with the urge to start throwing things (preferably breakable objects) so hopefully I can’t be the only one feeling this way.   When you’ve been single for a while, certain things happen. Following [...]

Age Gap Issues

So Harry Styles and Caroline Flack have confirmed their relationship is over. Not that strange you might think, until you remember they never actually seemed to confirm it ever happened. The One Direction star has apparently told of the break up via the current trend for celebrities, through an online tweet. After criticism in the [...]

Amanda’s Baby Happiness

It’s congratulations today for Amanda Holden, who has reportedly given birth to a baby daughter following her admission to hospital yesterday. The little girl has apparently been named as Hollie Rose Hughes, Closer magazine has reported online.   The new arrival comes a year after Amanda and husband Chris Hughes sadly lost a baby boy [...]

Sam’s a mum again!

It looks like it’s time for happy families in 2012, at least if you’re artist Sam Taylor-Wood who has just given birth to her new daughter with partner Aaron Johnson. The couple met on the set of 2009 film Nowhere Boy, the story of the early life of Beatles star John Lennon which was directed [...]

Who’s Next?

It seems like there’s something uneasy going on in the world of celebrity at the moment, with one break up swiftly following another.   Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis are rumoured to have split, whilst Project Runway star Heidi Klum confirmed her break up with husband Seal. Yesterday it was the turn of N Dubz [...]