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Six reasons why you should go to Wimbledon 2016

“I think I must be in heaven!” These were the words uttered by my friend as we stepped through the gates of the iconic Wimbledon lawn tennis grounds last June. … Continue reading

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In Defence of Kim Kardashian West

As I write this, Kim K is in the UK, supporting her husband Kanye headlining Glastonbury. Like him, she divides opinion, and there’s a fair amount of vitriol towards her … Continue reading

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Buffalo Exchange: America’s awesome solution to your unworn clothes problem

Have you ever bought something from ASOS realized it’s not quite what you thought and missed your returns window? Me too. America has a solution. Buffalo Exchange is a chain … Continue reading

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Can beauty products create the ultimate scent of summer?

The ultimate smell of summer can be summed up in three simple ways for me – fresh cut grass, barbecues and coconut. Thanks to the lovely people at YesTo, I … Continue reading

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Does ‘mindfulness’ really work?

It may sound a bit new-age, a bit Silicon Valley, a new craze for the Birkenstocks-and-avocado set, but ‘mindfulness’ – a peaceful mix of meditation, wishful thinking and simple observation … Continue reading

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My week below the breadline

Our guest blogger, Claire Anderson, took on a challenge to Live Below the Line. Setting aside £1 per day for all her meals and drinks across five days, she stood … Continue reading

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The thought of summer clothes making you want to cry? Me too. Here’s how I plan on dealing with it.

‘Are you beach ready?’ and ‘Let’s hit the beach!’ are among the many phrases that every year make my stomach turn and cause me to all but weep into my cosy … Continue reading

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How to dress timelessly, courtesy of The Age of Adaline

Last week, I went to see The Age of Adaline, featuring the world’s most wholesome beautiful person Blake Lively in her first starring movie role. Sure, it’s probably not going … Continue reading

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10 ridiculous make-up claims that I totally fell for

I’m slightly ashamed to admit I recently bought some moisturiser because it claimed to improve the texture and luminosity of my skin by precisely 97%. Now don’t get me wrong, … Continue reading

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Baseball, bacon and 10 other things I still don’t get about America

I moved to New York eight months ago and am having a splendid time. There are many things I love about this town (brunch, roof tops) and many wonderful, mostly … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Walking on Custard and The Meaning of Life – A Guide for Anxious Humans By Neil Hughes

It is a truth often unacknowledged that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. That seems like a lot right? Well, if you … Continue reading

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Could you live on £1 a day? I’ve joined the 1.2 billion people who do

Claire Anderson, our guest blogger, has this week joined the Live Below the Line campaign. She is choosing to live on £1 a day for five days for all her meals … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Emoji, I need these twelve symbols in my life right now

Is there anything worse than not being able to express yourself accurately through emoticons? Well, yes, but let’s face it we’ve come to rely on those little digicartoons to convey how … Continue reading

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#ReportItToStopIt: would you report unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport?

Imagine this: it’s Monday morning and the commuting week comes around again. You’re fresh from the shower and a good weekend. You’re unruffled, smiling and ready. Then you join the … Continue reading

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Never take a naked selfie, and other advice from an aunty to her niece

I’ve just spent a glorious weekend with my little niece, who is about to turn two years old. It got me thinking about my responsibilities as an aunty. There’s not … Continue reading

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Is this the best boozy afternoon tea in London?

If your mum is anything like mine, she enjoys a cocktail or two, can’t resist a good pastry and falls for period dramas every time the BBC commissions one. If … Continue reading

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What’s so great about Poldark?

Sunday nights got good. So yeah, there’s work the next day, and yeah the weekend frolics are over but…Poldark happens. And doesn’t everyone know it. I didn’t really get Aidan … Continue reading

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Election fever is coming…here’s what you need to know

Every year, my sister and I do our predictions for the year ahead: royal babies, winners of sporting events, and this year, outcome of the General Election. Now I like … Continue reading

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Surviving the 5:2 diet: ten more tips

One of the many reasons I began the 5:2 this year was to fit into my ski trousers. Nothing like an impending holiday deadline to motivate weight loss, is there? … Continue reading

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Mama’s got a brand new bag; Dolce and Gabanna celebrate motherhood at Milan Fashion Week

I never thought I’d see the day that babies were toted along the catwalk as an accessory. And yet Dolce and Gabbana’s Milan show last weekend proved just how, er, … Continue reading

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A French girl gets a lesson in French cooking

I can hear my Dad now, tutting with a whole-bodied Gallic shrug. What on earth is his daughter doing taking a French cookery lesson? Where did he go wrong in … Continue reading

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The second-hand challenge: becoming a sewing bee

I’ve been challenging myself not to buy new clothes, and six months into my yearlong sentence I’ve found some incredible second-hand items (not least a Celine spring trench coat for … Continue reading

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My Funny Valentine: Is V-Day finally going out of fashion?

Valentine’s Day has been and gone, and this year (at the risk of sounding Carrie-Bradshaw-blah) I began to wonder, has the most maligned, caricatured and laughable holiday finally bitten the … Continue reading

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The Art of shopping in Amsterdam

Being one of Europe’s most accessible and beautiful cities, Amsterdam attracts many types of tourists and visitors each year. Known for its lax laws on weed and open policies on … Continue reading

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Big Flares, Don’t Care: How to Wear This Season’s Key Trouser

Whenever I read articles in fashion magazines about the great and the good inheriting key pieces from their parents’ or grandparents’ wardrobes, I feel unbridled jealousy. Carefully preserved Hermes bags … Continue reading

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Surviving the 5:2 diet

I first got wind of intermittent fasting after Michael Moseley did that documentary about a year and a half ago. It was intriguing but shrouded in mystery; it only had … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Harry Styles! Fashion Lessons from a Modern Icon

Harry Styles – the Jagger reincarnation for our time, with significantly worse music but equal hero worship amongst contemporary youth – turned 21 on Sunday. Whilst trying to suspend the … Continue reading

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Mermaid alert: is this Disney’s creepiest resort?

Although Disney has surpassed itself of late with the revival of the Princess – Frozen is now the most downloaded Disney film of all time – most women in their … Continue reading

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Seasonal Shades: Sunglasses for Winter?

While getting thoroughly lost in Soho on Sunday (new year’s resolution, behave less like a tourist) and scanning the streets trying to find the coffee shop my friends were in, … Continue reading

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Is there still time to run away with the circus?

I’ve been inspired. I saw Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza at the Royal Albert Hall and I’ve started to wonder if it’s too late in life to run away with this … Continue reading

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One of the Boys: Fashion Lessons from LC:M

London Collections: Men tends to always act like a rehearsal dinner for LFW and the A/W shows, with lesser known names and locations, with smaller press coverage. That said, as … Continue reading

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Joan Didion for Celine and the Rise of Icon-Models

Something strange is afoot. Models, front women, cover girls – no longer are they the pretty gamine girls who got scouted at Clothes Show Live, oh no. To score a … Continue reading

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Why I’m quitting the online dating game

They call it the ‘dating game’ – but has that metaphor turned into a reality?

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The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Empowering or Outdated?

Last week, the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show took place at Earls Court, here for the first time in our very own London town. For a full 48-hour period, Instagram … Continue reading

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Cape Town: Welcome to this season’s warmest addition

I wasn’t sure about it. I wasn’t sure how to wear it, or if it was a one-season wonder, soon to be confined to the archives and earmarked as ‘the … Continue reading

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How to get away with wearing pajamas to work

I recently had a revelation when I bought a pair of sweat pants from H&M. These grey drawstring trousers are so soft and slouchy that they’re basically pyjamas, and yet … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Bethnal Green: Camels, cocktails and kings

In the two and a bit years I’ve been living a stone’s throw (or lazy bus ride) away from Bethnal Green, things have been a-changing. One of the East End’s … Continue reading

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I tried on every parka on the high street and this is my verdict

You know how twice a year ‘they’ decree what ‘the’ coat of the season is? And most of the time they’re impractical (a sleeveless blazer does not a winter coat … Continue reading

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Truths I’ve discovered about living alone

For a grand total of two weeks now, I’ve lived alone. For many in London, this is either a dream scenario or a total nightmare. Usually it’s pretty unattainable – … Continue reading

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Cat’s Sustainable Fashion Challenge Part 2: Pop-up shopping with the British Red Cross

This is the second instalment of guest blogger Cat’s Sustainable Shopping Challenge, in which our guest blogger learns that second-hand high-vis isn’t very desirable and finds inspiration in a British Red Cross … Continue reading

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The hipster’s guide to Taylor Swift’s new album

Think you’re too cool to listen to 1989, Taylor Swift’s record-breaking album? Then you’re missing out… ‘I’m not gonna lie to you,’ I wrote on Facebook. ‘I’ve just downloaded Taylor … Continue reading

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Top trends: How to wear the turtleneck

My favourite thing about autumn – besides the ankle boots, Christmas anticipation, deciduous trees, open fires, not being sweaty all the live long day etc –  is a good old-fashioned … Continue reading

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Here they are, all your sparkly poppy options ready for Remembrance Day

With less two weeks to go until Remembrance Day on 11th November, we round up this year’s blingiest poppy brooches, rings, earrings and more.

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Turner Prize 2014: where the public comments board is better than the actual exhibition

I hadn’t read up on the Turner Prize nominees before I bought my ticket. I wasn’t aware there were only four nominees and that it was even held at the … Continue reading

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They’re back! Let the battle of the luxury beauty advent calendars 2014 begin

Another year, another glut of beauty advent calendars hits the shelves. Here we peruse 2014’s contenders for the festive beauty queen title. Now I know it’s not even Halloween yet, … Continue reading

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Laser hair removal: is it worth it?

Devotees claim that ditching the razors for good is the best thing ever, but does laser hair removal really live up to the hype? In this guest post, Cat Hamou … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal with Kendall Jenner?

So, I’d kind of forgotten about fashion week(s). I usually get completely obsessed for a few weeks and say ‘why don’t I work in fashion?!’ several times out loud to … Continue reading

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Could you go a year without buying new clothes? That’s what I’m about to do

I’m pledging to buy nothing new for a year. There, I’ve said it. It’s out in the public domain now and I can’t go back. I’m committing to 12 months … Continue reading

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Autumn’s best new music: Albums to download now

When the festival frenzy of summer subsides, the live music world takes a breather and eventually reconvenes for the autumn album spurt. September and October are always bumper months for … Continue reading

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London Fashion Week passed you by? Here’s a handy round-Up

Twice a year, the fashion world descends into a chaotic merry-go-round of transatlantic showcases, whereby the style gods dictate the trends for a season that feels forever away. These displays … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to the nine to five: why more people than ever are becoming career multitaskers

Guest blogger Alex Williams examines why more and more of us are ditching the daily grind and becoming career multitaskers – whether we choose to or not. Meet today’s millennial. … Continue reading

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