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Part of Her World: How Mermaids are on course to be 2015’s big trend

Since Sofia Coppola announced she was to recreate Hans Christian Andersen’s fishy fairytale ‘The Little Mermaid’ in non-animated celluloid, it appears all things Mermaid are set to be one of … Continue reading

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How to make a bumblebee flapper dress fancy dress costume

When I chose the fancy dress themes – yes, multiple themes – for my 30th birthday party I already had one of my costumes in mind. The three options were … Continue reading

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Snip Happy: The Return of the Fringe

Last week, I got a fringe again. I am a massive supporter of the full fringe; I always feel so much more ‘done’ with a fringe, without ever devoting more … Continue reading

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Why I finally gave in to the midi skirt trend

I really didn’t think it would last. No, I don’t mean the relationship known as Kimye, or the three-day tan I picked up in Ibiza – I’m talking about the … Continue reading

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Bored on a Sunday afternoon? Scrapbooking is the answer

22 years living in the UK tells me that when it rains – a lot – you can’t beat cosying up with a film and a sharing bag of Minstrels … Continue reading

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I think this is the most bee-utiful present I’ve ever received | Bill Skinner Bee and Honeycomb Ring

When I blogged about honeycomb-themed jewellery late last year, little did I imagine that I would have the most stunning piece, the Bill Skinner Bee and Honeycomb Ring, in my … Continue reading

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Rejoice! It’s Boots Season again

What’s that I feel on my bare legs, my exposed shoulders? Is that a chill in the air? Why yes, yes it is. And what with the rains finally returning … Continue reading

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Worried about passport delays? I just got mine back after an agonising wait. Here’s my advice.

I realise this isn’t really the sort of thing we usually write about here on S&TS, but I wanted to share my recent passport renewal nightmare in the hope that … Continue reading

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Cara Does Topshop: High Street Fashion’s Dream Pairing Unveiled

The inevitable has happened; Cara Delevingne is fronting Topshop’s AW campaign. Not content with conquering Zara, H&M, ASOS, Pepe Jeans and Topshop Unique (amongst a billion others) Cara and her … Continue reading

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Britney Spears is poised to drop her knickers come September

Who’d have thunk it? Britney Spears is all set to dominate the sleepwear market in the UK come September with The Intimate Britney Spears collection . Seeing as the majority of … Continue reading

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Holiday Life Hacks: How to Stay Cool When It’s Really Freaking Hot

So I’ve just come back from Greece where indeed it is Really Freaking Hot. In fact, only Egypt was hotter (thank you BBC World News Service). But regardless of where … Continue reading

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My new jewellery obsession: Karen Mabon

It started with Eve and the Apple. No, not the dawn of mankind, I’m talking about my latest accessories obsession, the adorably quirky and seriously cool jewellery made by Scottish designer … Continue reading

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Fantasy Summer outfit alert: And why there isn’t a floral maxi in sight

Ahhh Summer. You bring with you an array of mood-elevating advantages. But, you have also stricken an unhealthy fear in to my heart ever since I was a teenager and … Continue reading

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Think you know whether you’re an introvert or an extravert? You might be surprised

‘Am I an extravert or an introvert?’ I asked a bunch of my friends recently. Extravert was the answer every time. Because I’m generally a chatty, lively, outgoing, opinionated kind … Continue reading

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Black Flats: How to Make Serious Shoes Your Friend

In my head, my life in this here fair city is largely like Carrie Bradshaw’s; I get taxis from my apartment to wherever I’m going, I’m able to walk in … Continue reading

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How to shop the Summer Sales. I’ve scrolled so you don’t have to.

The Summer sales have started which means you need to hit the shops. Hard. Am I right? Actually, no. Rather than all that exhausting pavement pounding, use my guide to … Continue reading

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Meet your new favourite LBD, the little Bardot dress

What’s a Bardot dress you say? Well, it’s one on which the neckline reveals both shoulders, as popularised by buxom French actress Brigitte Bardot in the sixties. That’s what I’m … Continue reading

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Free outdoor cinema in London continues tomorrow with Mean Girls

There are no shortage of options if you want to enjoy films in London’s great outdoors this summer. There are cinemas popping up in parks, on rooftops, on a barge … Continue reading

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Ode to the orchid: the surprisingly resilient plant

I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, green-fingered. In fact, I would rather make vegetables out of clay (see, here they are) than try to grow them myself. … Continue reading

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Cannes 2014 fashion: The best of the best

Its happening again. First it was Coachella, and now just a few months on, meet Cannes, Coachella’s rich, glamorous cousin from France. Never mind that it’s an actual Film Festival, … Continue reading

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ManKind’s #violenceisviolence campaign is even more poignant in the wake of the Jay Z and Solange incident

We talk a lot about women’s rights issues on Style & Then Some. It was only a few months back we posted Éléonore Pourriat’s genius ‘Oppressed Majority’ video, depicting what … Continue reading

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5 of the best: Vinyl skirts

The vinyl skirt has come a long way since the hooker-ish incarnations of the 1980’s. Currently enjoying a resurgence sparked by the latex pencil skirts in the last two Burberry … Continue reading

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Need a gift for a gardener? These vegetable plant labels are too cute

There are plenty of gifts for gardeners out there in the shops, but if you’re looking for something more original try these vegetable plant labels. Not only are they adorable … Continue reading

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How I styled my trusty black blazer into an interview-worthy outfit

Last week I had a job interview, a big swanky corporate job interview, my first ever. I was asked, in the invitation to interview, to wear a suit, which presented … Continue reading

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We took a class in the Art of Gelato and it was delicious

The House of Peroni is back and it’s cooler than ever. The biannual installation (calling something this stylish a ‘pop-up’ just doesn’t seem right) that brings the cream of Italian style, … Continue reading

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7,000 Savage Beauty tickets sold in 3 days – and it’s still a year away

Tickets for the long-awaited Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at London’s V&A Museum went on sale last week and already more than 7,000 have been sold – even though the … Continue reading

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All mouth, no trousers: Why Beyonce’s Time Magazine cover stinks of hypocrisy

When Time magazine released its 100 Most Influential People edition last week, there was much buzz about Beyoncé making the cover. Notably, it was Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook and author … Continue reading

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A Theology graduate’s take on Noah

It was either going to be a total classic, or kinda mediocre. No prizes for guessing which Noah ended up being. Now, I’m a Theology graduate, so I like to … Continue reading

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Kate Moss for Topshop is back. Is it a beautiful reunion or ill-advised rebound?

Kate Moss first got together with Topshop in 2007, but after three happy years of collaboration the supermodel and the high street megabrand decided to call it a day. Now, they’re … Continue reading

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Could 118 118 make you more beautiful?

Those 118 118 guys sure look like they take care of themselves don’t they? Those moustaches must certainly take some TLC. That well-groomed facial fuzz is perhaps the inspiration behind … Continue reading

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Can someone please put me on a flight to Coachella immediately?

‘Let’s all go to Coachella!’ said everyone in the celebrity world, apparently. Troupes of bloggers, models, actors and general beautiful folk made their way across Californ-I-A last weekend to take … Continue reading

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Your compulsory Easter fluffy bunny story

Did you know there is an actual Bunny Obstacle race in the world? With jumps and everything?!  Taking place in Prague, the ‘Hop-off’ is part of the City’s Easter celebrations.  Now, I don’t … Continue reading

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From £8 to £800, there’s a fun fruity handbag for everyone

Did you see that story in the news recently suggesting that rather than aiming for five pieces of fruit or veg a day we should be hitting ‘seven-a-day’? Seems like … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Bee-licious cupcakes

I’m not gonna lie to you, I stole took inspiration for these bee cupcakes from some that I saw on the bakery counter in everyone’s favourite upmarket supermarket. Using a … Continue reading

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Orthopaedic chic: How the ugly shoe is dominating this season

Let me paint a picture for you. It’s a summer day, two or three years ago. Fellow blogger pal Abby and I are walking through a Midlands town that will … Continue reading

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On your bike: River Island sets its sights on the urban cyclist

‘A girl on a bike is at least 15 per cent hotter than when she’s not on a bike,’ someone said to me recently. I reckon it’s more like 50 … Continue reading

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I went Back to Netball and exorcised my Year 8 PE demons

I set off for my first Back to Netball session last Wednesday night with a slight sense of trepidation. I made my way to Sobell Leisure Centre (near Holloway Road), … Continue reading

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Why I won’t be posting a makeup-free selfie – or donating to Cancer Research UK

Call me a party pooper, but I won’t be posting a no makeup selfie and I definitely won’t be donating to Cancer Research UK. Here’s why. As party pooping goes, … Continue reading

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And it was all yellow…welcome to Spring’s most refreshing shade

About a year ago, I wrote a post on wearing white, and how much it was dominating the S/S collections. This springtime, say hello to white’s fun-loving, lower-maintenance, high-rolling sister … Continue reading

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Still think western women have it easy? Try watching this

If, like me, you tend to hit your head against a brick wall when explaining the basic principles of feminism to certain individuals – especially after a few drinks – … Continue reading

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Forget power tools and sofas, head to the Ideal Home Show for free booze, beauty and bargains

So in my eternal quest to answer the question, ‘what’re you doing this weekend?’ with something more interesting than ‘I dunno, probably sleeping’, this Saturday I headed to Earls Court … Continue reading

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5 of the best: these textured jackets are the BOMB (geddit?)

Because they’re BOMBER jackets you see? One of those trends that ended up on the catwalks – rather than springing from the sketches of a designer – the bomber jacket … Continue reading

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Stuck for gift ideas for a writer? Aninotes note books are flicking good

If we’re talking gift ideas for writers, a notebook doesn’t exactly scream thoughtful and original does it? But hear me out for a minute. I was given an Aninotes book … Continue reading

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California, here we come…why everyone should revisit The OC

Remember the feeling you sometimes got from a really, really good TV programme when you were a teenager? Escaping the relative humdrum of my adolescent life for an hour a week … Continue reading

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Have the first flourishes of Spring got you contemplating your summer wardrobe?

 The first flourishes of sunshine always wreak havoc with a UK girl’s wardrobe.  After the unseasonably warm weather we were treated to over the weekend, it was evident from most … Continue reading

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Head east for London’s freshest designers at Fashion Sunday

If you’re one of those keen-eyed style pioneers who loves scouting the best of Central St Martins before NewGen makes them all Topshop collaborators, or if you prefer intrepidly picking … Continue reading

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Mahiki bans fur. Setting a good example or overstepping the mark?

Last week, Mahiki, the London nightclub known for being frequented by various Royals, their plus ones, and other notable posh people, held an event to launch its new no fur … Continue reading

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From Teen Choice Awards to Oscar glory? Matthew McConaughey proves himself in Dallas Buyers Club

This year’s Academy Awards are just around the corner (2nd of March FYI) and for the first time in a long time, I actually feel slightly emotionally invested in few … Continue reading

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Topshop’s coolest designer collab is back. Guess who?

I’ll give you one clue: sequins. Why it’s Ashish of course. Ahead of the Ashish show at London Fashion Week on Monday, Topshop announced that the next collection will be … Continue reading

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Vivienne Westwood Red Label AW14: London Fashion Week show report

Well, it was never going to be a shy and retiring collection, was it? True to form, Dame Viv’s Red Label offering for AW14 is as punchy, punky and powerful … Continue reading

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