Trend Alert – Hairdressing Scissors

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Above all hairdressing scissors have to be functional and at one with the stylist but after the initial functionality comes the design aspect and it’s great to see manufacturers thinking out the box and creating some really beautiful tools. Here is our round up of functional hair scissors that can also be classed as a work of art. Continue reading

Wardrobe clear-outs: necessary yearly ritual or losing valuable vintage?

We’ve all tried rummaging through a closet that’s full to bursting and yet doesn’t seem to hold anything we actually want to wear. When you consider that the average British woman reportedly spends £80,000 on clothes in a lifetime, it’s not surprising that many of us have wardrobes that are a little out of control. With this in mind, are regular clear outs just a pain or the answer to the problem?
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Picking the Right Dress Length

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Dressing well is a fine art. Done right it can give you more confidence, enhance your natural figure, and show off aspects of your personality. Much of the basis to great dressing is finding cuts and outfits that suit your shape. First you must be really honest with yourself about which category you fall under. Most women in the UK are pear or apple shaped, but there are also a good mix of hour glass, sporty and broad shouldered babes too. One of fashion’s holy grails, and something many women covet, is finding “the dress”. This is not a one size fits all prize though, and it can take many hours in a changing room to find “the one”. For a good starting point, choose from one of the 3 length options below and tailor to your own shape and tastes. Continue reading

Winter’s Charm

In the upcoming month popular jewellery brand Pandora will release the Winter 2013 collection to the masses of bracelet charm fanatics in the UK. Already on promotion in the US we can have a sneak peek at what the collection, entitled Winter Wonderland, will inspire.

Already the collection is promoting a feminine style of sparkle and gems, especially with one of the collections themed “Sparkle”. Within this collection are the classic pavé designs in purple, red and the more expensive but original gold. Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons To Be Happy When Its Winter

via The Stylograph

via The Stylograph

Shadows are lengthening, leaves are turning gold and holiday tan lines are starting to fade. Winter is coming, and it’s bringing with it hot chocolate, chunky knits and the beginnings of the festive season. For anyone struggling to see the positives in this chilly time of year, here are 5 reasons why winter really is the new summer.

1. Winter gives everyone extra time

The end of October brings with it dark days, long nights and a general craving for hibernation, but there is a light at the end of the month in the guise of Daylight Saving. That extra hour in bed makes the prospect of living in relative darkness for the next few months far more bearable. It’s a positive start for a season that’s too often plagued with bad press.

2. Steaming mugs of hot chocolate

This indulgence can be enjoyed all year round, but winter is the best time to appreciate its unbridled power. Coming home to a mug of hot chocolate topped with marshmallows and cream will make being battered by the punishing weather worth it. Almost.

3. Roast dinners with friends

Winter is no time for salad, barbecues or anything that hasn’t been smothered in butter and roasted in a tin. Forget al fresco dining – gather round the oven and impress your friends with a hearty dinner. Follow Jamie Oliver’s roast chicken recipe for a foolproof way to knock up a people-pleasing roast.

4. Warm winter fashion

Grey skies and whipping winds are an ideal excuse to wrap up in the latest trends. Chunky cardigans, cosy sweaters and oversized knits are must-haves for this time of year, so shop for sweatshirts at Very to find a chic cold weather cover-up.

5. Christmas is just around the corner

It’s meant to be a forbidden word before the clocks go back, and we’re officially appalled at shops already peddling festive wares. But with Christmas, New Year and the joys they bring with them only months away, no one can say it’s wrong to be just a little bit excited about winter.