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Daily Shop | 6 Essential Spring Trenches For Rainy Days

Make them green with envy this spring with these lightweight trench coats fresh from the high-street. Isn't that a lovely shade of rose pink?! You can't go wrong pairing one of these soft trenches with a pair of fitted jeans, ...
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5 intelligent stories to boost your brain this week

When the odds are against you think of 20-year-old student Mhairi Black, who has just become Westminster’s youngest MP for 350 years. Up against one of the best-known Labour MPs in Scotland, UK Campaign Coordinator Douglas Alexander, who was defending ...
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My Style | Weekend lace and broderie

When it comes to the weekend does your wardrobe suddenly look like a black hole? I know you have plenty to wear but 'what to wear when' is often the problem (especially in the UK when the weather is so ...
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Weekend Wish-list | A Slice of Watermelon

If you're planning a shopping trip this Bank Holiday Friday feast your eyes on this irresistible tropical selection. From bright and bold backpacks to subtle cashmere jumpers there's a slice of watermelon to suit your wardrobe. My favourite? Those Sophia Webster ...
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DIY | Pleated Summer Skirt

When the sunshine appeared last week I looked at my wardrobe and noticed a distinct lack of summer skirts. Instead of hitting the shops I thought I'd whip one up myself on the sewing machine. Pleats might seem somewhat difficult to ...
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4 Chinese fashion designers you need to know

When you consider the population of China (1.4 billion people) it's surprising how rarely their designers feature on the international stage. Let's be real here, with a population of that size we should be meeting talented Chinese designers at every ...
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My Style | Checks and Pastels

Pastel jumper - Jasper Conran (ON SALE!)| Check trousers - Mango (similar here) | Pink heels - Rainbow Club* | White sunglasses - Topshop | Rope necklace - Topshop You'll all know by now that I love a pastel jumper, infact ...
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Wednesday Wish-List | Summer Flamingos

1. Grey tee | 2. Flamingo heels | 3. Patterned skirt | 4. Make-up bag | 5. Flamingo sweatshirt | 6. Heart necklace | 7. Resin flamingo | 8. Striped socks Zoos aren't the most obvious source of inspiration but ...
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Lets Talk | Drop the Plus Size

We need to talk about body image. With almost 10 million women in the UK ‘feeling depressed’ because of the way they look it's clear that we're being pretty hard on ourselves. So when body awareness campaigns like #DropThePlus appear ...
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Work Life | Stephen Jones, Celebrity Milliner

Milliner Stephen Jones has dressed many a famous head and worked with some of the world's greatest fashion designers (including John Galliano and Giles Deacon), diligently executing his craft and building a gentle rapport with his loyal clients - from royalty and pop stars ...
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70’s Fashion Mad Men Style

As Mad Men returned to British television screens last night, the show appears to be perfectly in sync with current catwalk trends. The chic styles of the 1970s have been shown up and down the runways repeatedly for Spring/Summer 2015 ...
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DIY | How to make pink meringues

When it comes to meringues most baking enthusiasts run in the opposite direction. With stiff peaks and soggy bases to worry about there's no surprise that the meringue has become some bakers' nemesis. As a longtime fan of The Meringue ...
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My Style | How to wear pastels

Regular readers will know all about my love of pastels (give me pink, mint green, soft cornflower blue!) so when I found this beautiful pink vintage dress recently it had to be mine. When I bought the dress there was ...
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Work Life | Kimberly Ritchie, House of Fraser

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at one of Britain's biggest department stores? Here Kimberly Ritchie, Regional Publicity and Events Manager for House of Fraser, tells us all about her work life from morning alarm to lights out ...
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Goodbye March, Hello April!

I say this every month, but can you believe it's almost April?! 2015 is flying by! Before we bring in a new month and celebrate the Easter holidays it's time to look back at my favourite March moments. It was ...
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