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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

So Christmas is over for another year, New Year’s Eve was a great party night (unless if, like me, you had to work) and the question is now what happens? It’s cold, dark at 4:30 pm and due to staying in more than going out I started to think about what there is to look [...]

Surviving The Sales

Hands up anyone else who made the fatal error of deciding that this year you would attempt sales shopping after Christmas? It can’t just have been me thinking that, after a particularly zealous clearout left me with a wardrobe that could politely de decided as minimal or more accurately half empty.   So, off I [...]

New Year Blues?

So it’s bye bye Russell and Katy, Katherine and Gethin. With two celebrity splits in as many days, what is it about the new year that seems to fuel these kind of break ups?   Maybe it’s because the new year is meant to be about making a fresh start, whether in relation to your [...]

Strange Fiction?

Unless you’ve somehow managed to avoid the majority of gossip magazines recently, you may be aware of the new trend of “celebrity” that’s emerged. Rather than say being recognised for some form of talent in regard to maybe acting, singing or dance ability these new found contenders seem to have become known more for their [...]

Ticking the Boxes

After hearing about a survey which recommended that the ideal age to become a first time mother was around 28, I started thinking about how people can say there is an “average” time in your life to do anything. If I had followed this ideal I would have been married before 25, and going on [...]

Diary of a Frustrated Fashion Lover

1990 Aged 9 my current obsession is a bright pink t-shirt complete with pink and white spotted leggings. Awful, I know. Somehow at that age it seems like the perfect combination. I cry when both items become too small, which fortunately comes sooner rather than later. A later craze is for the Naf Naf jacket, [...]

30 and Not So Flirty

Picture the scenario: you’ve just had a fantastic date with someone you really like and the time/occasion comes when you want to invite them back one night. However, you can’t because there’s one BIG obstacle in the way. Not something that should be an issue hopefully as you enter that third decade: your parents.   [...]


It seems that even a model and a time lord can’t always get their happy ever after. British model and DJ Daisy Lowe is reported to have split once again from her actor boyfriend Dr Who star Matt Smith, although they reconciled previously after a prior split back in May.  The latest stories have suggested [...]

Does Size Matter?

No, not in THAT way. I’m talking about how, when you go shopping, it can sometimes feel as though finding the right size jacket, trousers or dress can seem more like a mission impossible. All we’re asking is to be able to find clothes that fit, look good and come within budget, yet I seem [...]

Tattoo much Tulisa?

X Factor producers must no doubt be wondering just what their next headache will be caused by, after stories emerged in the papers this morning surrounding new judge Tulisa Contostavlos. The N Dubz singer recently launched her own fragrance, called The Female Boss, and in what could be a new (though somewhat painful) form of [...]

Oris Watches

Oris watches showed off their latest design at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in Soho last week. The Wednesday night party saw the launch of the new limited edition Chet Baker watch, named after the renowned jazz singer himself. He is probably most famous for classic songs including “What A Difference A Day Makes” and “My [...]

Harpers Bazaar Celebrates

It was a glamorous night out in preparation for Christmas as Harper’s Bazaar hosted its annual festive shopping night out at the Westfield centre in West London. Set in the Designer Village the invitation only event featured an evening programme full of events, all against the backdrop of luxury retailers including Gucci, Dior, Mulberry, Versace, [...]

Theft at Marc Jacobs

Stories have emerged among the fashion press that the entire Spring/Summer 2012 collection by designer Marc Jacobs has been stolen. Reports have said that the catwalk samples for his new show have been taken while they were being transported on their way to the London press day from Paris.   All 46 samples are gone, [...]

A Klass Act

Myleene Klass launched her new range of nail wraps at an exclusive preview party in a special pop up nail bar in Soho on Tuesday night. The singer and television presenter has designed a collection that includes both simple and more elaborate designs, which only take a few seconds to apply but will last for [...]

Mr Not-So-Perfect

Ever wish you could just curl up and hide when you hear the phrase “I know someone who’s perfect for you”? it’s even managed to replace the broken record track of “why haven’t you got a boyfriend” as the officially most irritating thing people can say to me which has to be some achievement.   [...]

Amelia’s Back!

So Amelia’s back to replace Frankie in the latest drama/saga to hit this year’s X Factor. After being eliminated on the votes of the judges during the early live shows, Amelia Lily has rejoined the contestants after she won the viewer phone vote last night. Perhaps somewhat unsurprisingly, and considering the media attention and number [...]

Au revoir Lou Lou

The fashion world lost one of its legends this weekend with the passing of French model and designer Lou Lou de la Falaise. A long time collaborator and muse of the renowned late designer Yves Saint Laurent, de la Falaise worked alongside him for many years, but also became a valued and trusted friend.   [...]

Versace Arrives at H&M

This week sees the launch of the exciting new collaboration between high street retailer H&M together with iconic designer Versace. Following in the well dressed footsteps of previous collaborations including ranges from Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Matthew Williamson, Jimmy Choo and Valentino, the new range looks set to cause a fashion stampede when it arrives in [...]

No Plus One? No Problem!

Whether it’s a wedding invitation, a meal out with friends or another social occasion there’s one question that can often involve awkward silences or uncomfortable pauses no matter how delicately asked. It’s not about how much money you earn or where you can afford to live, but the innocent sounding “and who will you be [...]

The New Dior Show

In what could be seen as the most unstylish move of last year, designer John Galliano was removed from his position as chief designer at Christian Dior following his conviction over making racial comments in a Paris bar, which became the subject of tabloid and media gossip. The subsequent presentation show at Paris Fashion Week [...]