Friday, 13 September 2019

How to grow your hair longer and thicker.

Here's how to grow your hair longer and stronger in no time
These are the best ways to naturally lengthen your locks - from taking the right supplements to keeping your scalp healthy.

Have you ever looked enviously at friends and wondered why you can’t grow your hair as thick or as long as theirs?

While it’s true that genetics play a big part in what hair type we’re born with - and some people do just have naturally finer hair - there are some tricks that will help you grow your hair longer and healthier.

From supplements and your diet to products that promise to minimise breakage, we’ve got the information you need to get those extra few inches in no time…

By Zoe Cripps.
Full story at Mirror.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Duchess Kate just wore £1.50 earrings & £13 shoes and no one noticed.

Prince William's wife loves a bargain...

How stunning did the Duchess of Cambridge look at the RHS Garden Wisley on Tuesday? The beautiful royal looked beautiful in her Emilia Wickstead floral dress which was made from a summery seersucker material. Priced at £1,635, it was a pure luxury buy. However, little did we know, the Duchess kept her accessories not only high-street, but remarkably cheap too. Kate's earrings are known as the 'Filigree' short-drop earrings, which came from Accessorize and cost just £1.50 in the sale. And what's more, she finished the look with a pair of 'Fleur' espadrille wedges in a taupe tone from Monsoon, which went down to just £13.50. Yes, you read that right. Sadly, and predictably, both items have since sold out, but we've heard whispers that the brand will be bringing back both items. Result!

It appears that Accessorize is a high street store the mother-of-three is a big fan of. She may be used to wearing royal heirlooms and sparkling tiaras, but there really is nothing like a cut-price buy, is there?

By Laura Sutcliffe.
Full story at Hello Magazine.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty brings out the sexiest guests of Fashion Week.

Dj Khaled and Fat Joe Getty Images
for Savage X Fenty show presented
by Amazon Prime Video
In a steamy challenge to rival Victoria’s Secret, Rihanna just staged the most over-the-top underwear show in fashion history.

The superstar singer, actress, entrepreneur and fledgling designer dove into her second annual Savage X Fenty intimates extravaganza at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center with an ass-slapping, ponytail-whipping routine, with 10 lingerie-clad dancers moving with her. She also tapped hip-hop heavyweights Migos, DJ Khaled, Big Sean, A$AP Ferg, Fat Joe, Fabolous, Tierra Whack and multiplatinum indie pop star Halsey to perform.

Of course, the bold names didn’t end there. A huge cast of dancers of all sizes busted provocative moves – at one point they writhed in an orgy-like pile – while models sashayed through the pristine white set in various states of undress. It was an ambitiously complex and modern spectacle.

By Alev Aktar.
Full story at NY Post.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

The ultimate autumn wardrobe one-stop shop has opened its doors.

John Lewis has completely revamped its menswear department, just in time for you to give your wardrobe the same treatment.

The change of season can mean a lot of things. Here at GQ we're trading in our short shorts for wide-leg slacks, sandals for desert shoes and changing up our fragrances to suit the cooler months ahead. Over at John Lewis, the design team have taken this transitional period as a chance to change themselves too: they've completely overhauled their menswear department and you're in for a serious treat.

Sure, you might be waiting for the hotly anticipated Christmas advert (yes, it will be upon us before you know it), but before that it's worth your time checking out what the British brand has in store for you. Literally.

In 2014 John Lewis marked 150 years since first establishing itself on Oxford Street and has since become a menswear go-to. This autumn, the high street favourite is unveiling its biggest investment in its menswear department to date, anchored by the revamp of two of its own brands – John Lewis & Partners and Kin – and we're super excited.

By Zak Maoul.
Full story at GQ Magazine.

Monday, 9 September 2019

Day 1 of New York Fashion Week radiates a new energy.

Christian Siriano and Christopher John Rogers took New York by storm Saturday, kicking off the first official day of Fashion Week in shows teeming with life and glamor, a much-needed infusion of energy that recent seasons have lacked.

Red-carpet favorite Siriano has been propelled to the forefront of the American ready-to-wear scene and is one of the few designers to use plus-size models in his shows.

On Saturday, the evening-gown specialist offered a more creative collection than ever before to his fans -- including actresses Lucy Liu and Sarah Michelle Gellar, and singer Meghan Trainor, who were all in attendance. Siriano explained to AFP that he was inspired by modern pop artists, in particular Ashley Longshore, known for her vibrant, colorful paintings, some of which were on display Saturday.

Full story at Fashion United.

Friday, 6 September 2019

H&M boycotts Brazilian leather following Amazon fires.

Sweddish fast-fashion retailer H&M on Thursday announced it will suspend leather purchases from Brazil as a direct response to the horrific Amazon fires that have provoked a global outcry.

The boycott comes after US retailing giant VF Corporation, which owns a string of brands including Timberland, Vans and The North Face, announced late last month it would no longer buy leather from Brazil over concerns about the destruction of the world's largest rainforest.

H&M said it was imposing a temporary freeze on orders until it had confidence the leather was not causing "environmental harm". "Due to the severe fires in the Brazilian part of the Amazon rainforest, and the connections to cattle production, we have decided to place a temporary ban on leather from Brazil," the Swedish clothing retail firm said in a statement to AFP.

Full story at Fashion United.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

As the second-hand fashion market experiences a £187m boom, here's how you can give up fast fashion

It's all about the vintage.

In today's sustainable news: UK shoppers are buying and selling more pre-owned fashion online now than five years ago, as ‘sustainable’ fashion becomes increasingly popular, eBay has found.

According to new consumer spending data from the platform, UK shoppers spent £187million on over 20million pre-owned fashion items on the site in the 12 months to June 2019, a 15% increase compared with 2014, as circular economy values influence today’s mainstream shopping behaviours.

The data also shows UK shoppers are increasingly seeking out more environmentally friendly fashion options. Searches on eBay that include words associated with ‘closed loop’ shopping have increased dramatically in the past three years. It's welcome news indeed.

By Georgina Wilson-Powell.
Full story at Glamour Magazine.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

'Christian Dior: Designer Of Dreams' Has Become The Most-Visited Exhibition In V&A History.

Over half a million people walked through the doors.

'Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams' has become the most-visited exhibition in V&A history, the museum has revealed. The landmark exhibition – which was the largest and most comprehensive Dior exhibition ever to be held in the UK – attracted well over half a million visitors.

When the exhibition closed on Sunday 1 September, a staggering 594,994 people had walked through the doors, around 100,000 more than the previous record.

Until now, the most-visited exhibition in V&A history was 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty', which was at that point the biggest fashion exhibition ever staged by the museum, until 'Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams' opened earlier this year.

By Amy De Klerk.
Full story at ELLE.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Did You Know, Your Most Exciting Clothes Are Actually Already In Your Wardrobe?

Something old really can become something new – from up-cycling to crafting to donating to repairing, there are so many ways to be forward-thinking with fashion…

Make your first resolution a promise to stop throwing things away. TK Maxx has been running a Give Up Your Clothes For Good campaign with Cancer Research UK for 15 years. Get involved by donating as many bags of clothes, accessories and homewares as you want in store at TK Maxx. So far, the campaign has raised £32.5 million towards vital research into improving survival rates and reducing long-term side effects for children and young people with cancer. The charity TRAID stops all kinds of belongings getting binned by working in 191 boroughs across the UK, with a network of more than 1,500 donation banks, home collections and charity shops. Find the closest to you at

Make Do and Mend
It’s so much easier to make minor repairs than you might imagine – and can really help renew your commitment to your clothes. ‘Mending encourages us to value our clothes differently,’ says TRAID’s engagement officer, Chanelle Joseph. ‘Working on a garment gives us an understanding, perhaps for the first time, of the resources that go into producing fashion. Repairing challenges fast fashion’s short-term fix by enabling us to become users of clothes and not only consumers.’

Jobs like replacing buttons, removing stains and darning patches or holes can all be done by hand and take a few minutes, says Stephanie Campbell, who works on WRAP’s Love Your Clothes campaign. She suggests investing in a starter kit of scissors, coloured threads, sewing needles, straight pins, a tape measure, a thimble and a seam ripper – and hitting Love Your Clothes’ website for sewing tutorials. Follow Insta sewers, @sewoveritlondon, @sewrendipity and @newcrafthouse to buy fabrics, book classes and generally get stitch-happy.

By Natalie Hammond.
Full story at Grazia Daily.

Monday, 2 September 2019

Grace Kelly's Love of Dior Was Based on a Profound Friendship.

A new book celebrates her connection to the storied house—and her son, Prince Albert, wrote the foreword.

The legacy of Grace of Monaco—the Hollywood star who became a princess when she married Prince Rainier in 1956—has been thoroughly explored. It isn't difficult to watch her entire filmography (and you should!) or to read about Monaco's royal family over the years. Yet a new book, Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior, closely examines the fashion born out of her longstanding collaboration with the designer Marc Bohan, who enjoyed a 30-year- career at Christian Dior.

"The idea came a few years ago when Prince Albert of Monaco was traveling to Normandy for the inauguration of an exhibition telling the story of his family," says Florence Müller, one of the book's authors. "When Prince Albert saw the exhibition, he said to the museum director that he had kept the wardrobe of his mother, which included clothing, accessories, and souvenirs. He said he’d be happy to work with us and give loans for an exhibition."

The museum jumped at the chance, and that exhibition, which runs through November at the Musée Christian Dior in Granville, France, inspired this book—which features writing by Prince Albert of Monaco and Bernard Arnault, among others.

By Adam Rathe.
Full story at Town and Countrymag.