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I'm a Shopping Editor and This Is the One Designer Bag I Carry All the Time
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I'm a Shopping Editor and This Is the One Designer Bag I Carry All the Time

There is a certain stereotype of fashion editors that the media loves to peddle—you know the sort: glossy glamazons tottering around in sky-high stilettos, clutching an assortment of microscopic designer handbags. Well I hate to disappoint, but when it comes to accessories, specifically bags, I am boringly utilitarian, but thankfully there is one piece in my arsenal which manages to offer both form and function. Oh A.P.C Demi-Lune, how did I ever function without you?For clarity, this is what I require of my handbags: I want something I can chuck all my stuff in, looks good with everything I own and, most importantly, something that allows me to go hands-free as I go about my day (I haven't got time to cradle my handbag like newborn baby whilst juggling coffees and iPhones). I have also...
I'm a Beauty Editor and I Love Boots—This Is What I Always Buy There
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I'm a Beauty Editor and I Love Boots—This Is What I Always Buy There

There was a brief, blissful time during the early '00s when a handful of Sephora stores popped up around the UK. Although I didn't have any awareness of what a big deal this was at the time, I have vivid memories of my 13-year-old self and my best friends taking a monthly pilgrimage to Brent Cross (the journey involved two buses from our homes in the London suburbs and a dash on foot across the North Circular) to spend hours swatching lipsticks and spritzing perfumes there. To us, Sephora was the height of cool, and although we couldn't afford a thing, there was something about that shop that made beauty products seem like the most exciting things in the world.Boots, on the other hand, did not. With one on pretty much every high street and in every shopping centre in the UK, it's fair t...
I'm a Picky Shopper and Think This Is the Best High-Street Drop Right Now
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I'm a Picky Shopper and Think This Is the Best High-Street Drop Right Now

Long before Arket and & Other Stories started serving up elevated, design-savvy staples to their adoring fans, Whistles was there, peddling away its wares in a mid-market space that, for a long time, remained relatively unoccupied. It's a brand that acknowledged there was a demand for higher-quality pieces that were more accessible than designer buys but also a step above the super-low-priced high-street brands. Forty-five years after it first opened its doors, Whistles remains a mainstay on the great British high street.This season is no exception, and if I'm honest, it's my favourite to date. It was the patchwork denim pieces from Whistles' Limited Edition line that particularly caught my eye, with their clean-lined silhouettes and expensive-looking tonal fabrics. Inevitably, I th...
The 2021 Co-Ord Trend That I'm 100% Here For
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The 2021 Co-Ord Trend That I'm 100% Here For

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of a co-ord, or any outfit that takes less than a minute to style, for that matter. When time is of the essence or, you know, you just don't have the brain capacity to make any decisions (same), a matchy-matchy pairing is a godsend. If you find yourself nodding in agreement, it's my happy duty to tell you that one of this summer's key trends falls neatly into the low-maintenance co-ord category. Perhaps it's the lockdown-dressing effect, but we've been seeing more and more comfy shorts co-ords making the rounds on Instagram over the last 12 months. Initially, they came in cosy jersey fabrics via brands like The Frankie Shop, but as we head into summer 2021, we're seeing more refined iterations come to the fore that look a little more Sunday-brunch-in-th...
My Favourite Affordable Skincare Brand Just Landed at Boots, and I'm So Excited
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My Favourite Affordable Skincare Brand Just Landed at Boots, and I'm So Excited

While I've never thought of myself as a particularly extravagant person, I recently totted up my regular skincare routine and found that it totalled an eye-watering £669. Yikes. With that in mind, I've been busy testing more affordable skincare options than ever in my quest to find efficacious products that don't compromise on results. Currently, I am somewhat obsessed with Versed, our sister skincare line in which every single product clocks in at £20 and under. And the affordable price tag doesn't mean that you're compromising on quality. Every product is made from clean, simple ingredients that have been sustainably sourced and tirelessly tested for maximum results. From cleansers and serums to moisturisers and eye creams, it's a full range of hardworking skincare that I'm recommendi...
I'm A Size 24 Fashion Designer—and This Is Where I Shop for Dresses
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I'm A Size 24 Fashion Designer—and This Is Where I Shop for Dresses

I have always loved the ease of a dress, and the way it can make you feel instantly put together. As a size 24 it can be more difficult to find an amazing dress, and in my role as a size-inclusive brand consultant I am aiming to help more fashion brands design beautiful clothes for others like me. First, let me tell you my backstory and why I’m a little dress obsessed. When I was working as a designer at ASOS, and the contemporary dress market was booming, the design team was filled with 20 something women with weddings to go to all the time. Everyone was always talking about the dress they were going to wear, and wearing a Rixo or a Rotate was the thing you really wanted. It was at that point that I realised people were saving up or splashing out on these more premium brands and doing ...
Bras and Blazers: It's a Controversial Look, But I'm Into It
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Bras and Blazers: It's a Controversial Look, But I'm Into It

From the industry's undying love for Katie Holmes's knitted bra and matching cardigan from Khaite (aka bradigan) through to the rise of lingerie detailing across the spring/summer 2021 runways, there's a mood for wearing underwear as outerwear and is doesn't seem as brash or daring as it once did.Back in the '80s, it was all conical Madonna-style bras and corsets. In the '90s, barely- here slip dresses ruled supreme. During the '00s, the mode was to purely and simply use any opportunity to flash your underpinnings. Think of Carrie Bradshaw's ever-present peekaboo bra straps or the Hollywood party girls and their visible thongs highlighted thanks to low-slung jeans. Now? Well, now there's a more elevated approach, and it feels like a trend I'd actually wear. You can, of course, wear what...
I'm Into These 17 Chic Pairs of Sandals – They Are Right on the Money
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I'm Into These 17 Chic Pairs of Sandals – They Are Right on the Money

Now that vaccines are rolling out and places are slowly reopening, I finally have reasons to wear my dressy shoes outside the house. Once it's warm enough to let the toes out, the only thing you'll spot me wearing is a rotation of modern slide sandals, sleek mules, or polished block sandals. If your shoe collection could use a little upgrade, get in on the spring trends I've curated ahead. You'll find options in eye-catching colors like electric blue and bright yellow, as well as comfortable slide sandals that'll feel like you're walking on a cloud. Related: These Floral H&M Dresses Will Get You Compliments Wherever You Go Source link