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How To Wear: The Midi Dress

Ah the midi dress, a growing favourite amongst high street stores and all of you fashionistas alike, and definitely a new favourite in my own wardrobe. Yet with its awkward length, especially for 5ft 1’ females like myself and with the days becoming colder you may be wondering just how do I wear my oh [...]

LBDs and Black Maxi Dresses 2012

When it gets to this time of year black dresses are always aplenty.  Plus, when you’re feeling a bit insecure about your body or just don’t want to wear something really loud like a bright colour, a black dress – short, midi or maxi – can be a most welcome choice. Black dresses slim you [...]

Behind Every Great Dress is a Signature Scent

  The party season is fast approaching, which means girls; we need to find the perfect stop-and-stare party dress. It’s Christmasssss!   Think tartan, oxblood, metallic, and sequins galore for this punchy AW12 season. Of course, the one style which never goes out of fashion is the one and only classic; the picture-perfect LBD. There [...]

Manchester Designer Goes Back To Greek Roots

Sofia Couture announces second fashion show in Manchester   An up-and-coming Greek fashion designer from Fallowfield is hosting an exclusive fashion show for her new brand, Sofia Couture, at one of Manchester’s most luxurious hotel venues. When: Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 6pm onwards.  Where: The Palace Hotel, Oxford Road, Manchester City Centre, M60 7HA. Sofia Dourvari launched Sofia Couture, [...]

The Perfect Party Shoe…SUPPORT BRITISH DESIGNERS

You have a problem…the party season is officially here and you have nothing to wear. You find a dress, its nice. But its not got that wow factor. What do you do? Panic? Not go? Hide your feet? Well not now, for I have found you the perfect party shoes to go with this seasons [...]

AW12 Trends: Winter Jewels & Metallics

Looking glitz and glam can be difficult during the winter season but some trends this winter can help us shimmer and sparkle! Metallic and baroque fabrics, as well as studs, spikes and jewels are all major current trends, which will see you through day and night. Remember metallic hues and jewelled collars aren’t just for [...]

Beauty Reaches New Levels

  It’s been a long, stressful week – too much time spent staring at a computer screen and pretending to be an important and intrinsic member of the company when in reality, soul crushing spreadsheets have turned into online shopping with the computer screen quickly minimised every time the manager walks by. If only there [...]

Winter Wonderland…

We’re not quite there yet, but there’s no denying that winter is just around the corner. What better way to enjoy the more bitter months other than to embrace what fashion has to offer and sport your favourite knitwear.   On the catwalks and the high street there seems to be a strong nod to [...]

Many Shades of Purple

If there is one colour you want to be seen wearing this season, it’s definitely the many shades of purple. Berry, Burgundy, Claret, Grape, Lavender, Lilac, Maroon, Plum, Oxblood, Violet, take your pick as they are all a big hit for Autumn/Winter and I for one have gone berry crazy!   Whether you want to [...]

Top Fashion Picks For Halloween

The end of October is nigh and that can only mean one thing…the witching hour is upon us!   Top shop of horrors There’s a shopping spree to be won if you tweet Topshop your costume tricks and tips and even more fun to be had in their top picks of Halloween dress-up. Choose from [...]

Vamp up your Party Dress…

The leaves have fallen. The days are colder. The clocks have gone back and there is less than 10 weeks until Christmas day. Forget the tree, forget the turkey. Christmas means one thing and one thing only.  Party dresses. And I have found you the perfect one. A beautiful, three quarter length, lace evening dress [...]

MANGO at Liverpool Fashion Week 2012

If there was an ultimatum that I was presented with by the end of Liverpool Fashion Week 2012, it’s that this season, Mango is really all about the three T’s:   It’s got to be tight, textured or involve some kind of tailoring.   Not unlike the earlier display by Illuminati Jeans, if you’re going [...]

Liverpool Fashion Week Finale!

Saturday 20th October proved to be one of the most exciting, most glamorous events so far for my budding career in fashion journalism. I was fortunate enough to be handed a first class ticket to fashion heaven which allowed me to go and join in the celebrations for the closing night to one of Liverpool’s [...]

Illuminati Jeans at Liverpool Fashion Week 2012

50 Shades of Denim   What is it about a glorious looking man wearing nothing but denim that seems to call to even the most buttoned-up of women on some primal level?   I knew that attending Liverpool Fashion Week 2012 –glittering venue, aerial acrobatics and showgirls on stilts aside – had been worth my [...]

Our Pick Of The Best Nike Trainers

Founded in 1978, Nike has been a huge name in athletic wear. By far, one of their most popular products is their range of trainers. However, if you are looking for a new pair of Nike trainers, then you will no doubt find yourself with a huge task on your hands. The reason for this [...]

Masato Models on the Mersey

‘You could actually hear gasps from the audience…’ gushed Amanda Moss, Director of Liverpool Fashion Week and editor of Lifestyle Monthly magazine, after an overwhelmingly beautiful collection by Japanese designer, Masato, led the finale of Friday evening’s show at Liverpool Fashion Week.   The designer, who worked for none other than the radically stylish Mr [...]

Halloween meets fashion

I’ve always loved dressing up and Halloween is another excuse to, so why not? There are plenty of events to go to and you can have fun with your costume! Fabrics such as lace and velvet are easy to get hold of on the high street right now since the gothic look is quite on [...]

Reinvent, Recreate, Re-Inspire at Liverpool Fashion Week

London may have had Alexa Chung gracing the frows and Paris may have been a sea of Chanel dresses and glittering diamonds, but this week’s seven days of dedicated fashion is all about that little city known as Liverpool, and who needs glamour at a costly price tag when you can have elegance at no [...]

The Epic Fashion Blunders of Pop Stars

There is a rather fickle sense of style in the fame arena these days. Although young, rich and famous, some pop stars seem to have their own ideas of what looks good. The likes of Cheryl Cole and Rihanna are two great examples and they’re temperamental choices of wardrobe reflect this. But do we give [...]

Glasses: the Converse Collection

Glasses: the Converse Collection Best known as one of the best-selling footwear brands of our generation, the Converse empire has extended to clothing, accessories and, now also glasses.  We take a look at the iconic brand and their transformation into the eyewear market.  History of Converse Converse has been around for a long time; more [...]