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Brogues and Loafers for Women

Autumn/Winter 2010-11 brings many quirky looks.  For those of you with a tom-boy disposition the fashion trend of mannish shoes is sure to please. Brogues and loafers are everywhere, from Harrods to H&M, from the catwalks to the high street.  The mannish shoe is not only a welcome comfort break from the high heels that [...]

Catch 22 – Nice work if you can get it.

Are you lucky enough to have a job? Look around your office now…how many work experience/placements or interns have sat beside you in the last year? 5, 10, 100? More? How many of them have already got a degree and are over the age of 21? A lot right? Well if anyone should know, it’s [...]

Autumn/Winter 2010-11 Hairstyles for 1950s Lovers

So if Autumn/Winter 2010-11 clothing is all about the 50s inspired look, what about the hair?  That too reflects this very era and can be worn in a number of ways.  Whether you go for the beehive, the layered hair with gentle curves, the ponytail, or the poodle, if you’re an avid fan of 1950s [...]

A-Z of Natural Foods for Healthy and Youthful Skin

For centuries mankind has been using natural foods as part of their beauty regime. Below is an A-Z of naturally occurring foods that assist in maintaning healthy and youthful skin, naturally. Avocado Packed with healthy, monounsaturated fats Avocados boost the plumpness of skin cells.  The E and C vitamins that they are rich in are [...]

The Selfish World: Naomi Campell

“I want to get this over and done with…. This is a big inconvenience for me” Naomi Campbell has had a modelling career like no other, at age 15 she was spotted window shopping by the head of Synchro Modelling Agency. And from there went on to become the most famous model ever, her early [...]

Material Girls: Madonna & Lourdes Sex Up Teenagers

Madonna is under scrutiny for “sexualising” young girls with the new fashion range Material Girl that her daughter of 13 years age has helped her design  The pop queen released images to launch the collection but campaigners have labelled it “inappropriate”.  It would apppear as though Madonna is reliving her youth through her daughter, and [...]

Cloaks & Capes – from Catwalks to Comfort Clothes

If you want to go for one of this season’s minimalist look of simple elegance, what better way to do it than with a statement cape?  Don’t get us wrong, you do not need a leopard print cape or one with leather piping to make a statement.  Capes have a presence of their own.  Not [...]

Dress to Impress

Dressing for double dates when you’ve been with your partner for 7 years should not be difficult.  After all, your husband/boyfriend loves you dearly.  He has seen you looking everything from beautiful to that greasy haired, tramp with spot cream all over your face.  So why the drama?  You’ve known his mate for years so [...]

Festival Fashion Fix

This summer, whether you are living it up at Leeds Festival, raving at Reading or going crazy for Creamfields, there are a few festival fashion must haves to keep you looking glamorous in the fields of mud! Firstly, denim shorts are without question the most appropriate item of clothing at any festival.  Alexa Chung, Sienna [...]

Victoria Beckham Graces Vogue Magazine Cover… Again!

Victoria Beckham is no stranger to fame but she must be proud of her latest achievement.  She has now managed to grace the cover of Vogue magazine for the FIFTH time!  The 36 year old has appeared on the cover of the Turkish edition of the world famous magazine looking positively sexy and smouldering! She [...]

Autumn Winter 2010 High Fashion and High Street

Despite the numerous sightings of dark browns and neutrals some designers have really sought to infuse their forthcoming collections with bright colours.  Perhaps most indicative of this is the human version of the Great Barrier Reef, Dior’s Autumn/Winter 2010-11 collection.  It is full of beautiful bold colours, gorgeous fabrics and amazing layered shapes. On the [...]

Summer Colours

There is nothing nicer than the colour white in the summertime.  The way it reflects the sunlight, the elegance of the colour, the coolness in the hot sun.  Bright colours (white included) reflect on your skin too which gives your complexion a vibrant and fresh look without make up. Well, lucky for us, the shops [...]

Olive Oil for Beautiful Hair

For some, shiny silky hair is hereditary.  For the onlooker this either means feelings of envy or feelings of attraction.  If your hair is exposed to the sun, wind, chlorine, heat from blow dryers and hair straighteners, or chemical treatments, chances are your hair probably isn’t in the moisturised condition it should be or could [...]

Avocado & Honey Face Mask

Since the time of Cleopatra, through to the current day, honey has been used in beauty regimes for centuries.  Its popularity has not waned, even in today’s society of expensive beauty products. Honey, naturally attracts and retains moisture.  It’s also an anti-irritant (thus suitable for sensitive skin and babies) and a natural anti-biotic renowned for [...]