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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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You Can’t Touch This: I tried an MC Hammer Dance Class and this is what happened

              I signed up to the MC Hammer Dance class (as part of my new year exercise endeavours) in the hope that working out … Continue reading

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This just in: the J Crew spring collection is a triumph

It is a universal truth that Jenna Lyons, Creative Director of American stalwart brand J Crew is one of the chicest women in fashion. Eschewing the traditional ‘I’m a serious … Continue reading

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Are boilersuits a thing now?

I guess it had to happen eventually. Since the resurgence of the jump suit – a garment whose previous incarnation was mainly as the pyjamas of choice for kids in … Continue reading

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Hey Girl, I’m your new favourite app

Big news broke last week that most girls secretly had been praying for…the rumours were true and apparently Ryan Gosling is back on the market (according to Nobel Peace Prize … Continue reading

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Life lessons from The Wolf of Wall Street

Lesson one: go and see The Wolf of Wall Street. Yes, its completely debauched – drugs (lots), sex (lots), yachts, and huge scale money laundering are basically all this movie is, … Continue reading

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13 things I learned at the Guardian Essentials of Freelance Journalism Masterclass

Back in November I went to my first Guardian Masterclass, a one-day event titled The Essentials of Freelance Journalism. I was hoping to get inspired because the secondment I’m on … Continue reading

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Bored of the gym? From MC Hammer dance to hulla hooping, try one of these alternative exercise classes

Bored of the gym? Falling asleep on the treadmill? Snoozing through Bums, Legs and Tums classes? One of the main reasons why people quit the gym is boredom. I personally … Continue reading

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FrockSwap is back and you’d be a fool to miss it

Last time I wrote about the impending FrockSwap event, I had to speculate as to whether it would be any good. This time, I know it will be, and that … Continue reading

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New Year, old look: Style inspiration from Mia Wallace

The nineties renaissance that began on the catwalks of Dries van Noten and Philip Lim is still merrily trickling down onto the high street several seasons on – no longer … Continue reading

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How to fake January radiance

I recently went to my GP to get something medically charged to deal with a short term spate of insomnia. My colleague was joking that to get the really good … Continue reading

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Celebrity Fragrance Shocker – Becoming addicted to Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday

While the onslaught of celebrity perfumes hasn’t slowed down since the days of J.Lo Glow, it seems you really haven’t made it in the celebrity stratosphere until you’ve slapped your … Continue reading

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The Midi Skirt: the answer to all your summer fashion quandries

The midi skirt has been knocking around the high street for a fair number of seasons now, and with shows like Mad Men (its not ending, shush) continuing to promulgate … Continue reading

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