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What Next For X Factor?

So, after the departure of Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell, new replacement judges and more headlines than prospective singers (almost), it might have seemed that X Factor had no more shocks to offer? Unfortunately not. After flying to Los Angeles last week, allegedly going AWOL, new judge Kelly Rowland has said that she won’t appear [...]

What now, Mr Ford?

So, after a career which has so far involved being the head designer at both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent what do you do next to keep your place at the top of fashion’s A list? If you’re Tom Ford, some rumours have suggested that he was set to embark on a new venture with [...]

Christopher Shannon: One To Watch

The next big thing in fashion may be a title that isn’t always handed out to those who necessarily deserve it but designer Christopher Shannon looks set to prove that statement wrong entirely. Having shown his latest collection at the menswear day of London Fashion Week, the designer sent his male models down the catwalk [...]

Cheryl’s (E)x Factor

So, X Factor USA has only just started and yet it’s already been making headlines worldwide. Even before the contestants are unleashed on the American public, the replacement of British singer and Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole by former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger continues to give Simon Cowell a bigger headache than any tone deaf [...]

Front Row Bloggers

So, Fashion Week is over in London for another season and what have we learned? That some trends will continue while others are merely a one season wonder, and that there will be photos of numerous stylists/writers/fashionistas who the outside world look at as strange and confused. However, the fashion lovers among us fall over [...]

Instant Fame: Just Add TV

Hard work, determination and talent or just the ability to get yourself in front of a camera and on the television? I’m not sure exactly what it takes in order to make someone a star nowadays but sometimes it seems that talent doesn’t always have to be that involved.   Whether it’s Big Brother or [...]

Rise of the Urban Dandy

Meandering through Covent Garden, avoiding the charity sign ups and general tourists, I spotted a new and quite welcome sight. Casual yet immaculately put together, the new Urban Dandy is less Oscar Wilde and more along the lines of Matt Smith meets Brad Goreski. Two things are key to this trend: looking as if you [...]