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The 7 Brands Fashion Insiders Always Turn to for High-Street Tailoring
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The 7 Brands Fashion Insiders Always Turn to for High-Street Tailoring

Tailoring is one of those wardrobe categories that, historically, fashion editors have tended to buy from designers. After all, it very much falls under the staple umbrella, and if you buy a good blazer, you're likely to keep it for many years to come. Yes, to a certain degree, you will get higher quality when you go to some pricer specialist brands, but if we're being realistic, this isn't a feasible option for most people.Thankfully, the high street's offering has improved immeasurably over the last decade, and there are countless brands that have addressed the gap in the market for well-made, timeless tailoring that won't break the bank. My own wardrobe is interspersed with blazers and smart trousers from the likes of Arket and & Other Stories that, in my opinion, are barely disc...
The Up-and-Coming Conscious Brands Fashion Insiders Are Backing For 2021
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The Up-and-Coming Conscious Brands Fashion Insiders Are Backing For 2021

It's no secret that the fashion industry is in dire need of change when it comes to improving its sustainable credentials. It is, of course, a hugely complex issue and one that won't be fixed overnight, however, from a fashion editor perspective, it has been inspiring to see e-commerce platforms step up their game and introduce initiatives that champion brands that are making moves in the right direction. In the world of high fashion? It's NET-A-PORTER's Sustain edit that has become our go-to for discovering brands, both big and small, that are bringing about change.Taking into account everything from materials and processes, to waste reduction and circularity, NET SUSTAIN essentially does all the hard work for us. While the likes of Stella MCarney and Ganni make the line-up, it's the e...
I Just Tried the Buzzy Face-Lifting Treatment Insiders Are Raving About
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I Just Tried the Buzzy Face-Lifting Treatment Insiders Are Raving About

Ever wondered whether a new beauty launch or trending product is truly worth the hype? If so, you're in the right place. I Just Tried… is our beauty column where we test out everything from new formulations to cult classics to find out whether they're really worth your money. Oh, and we'll answer the most-searched-for questions so you don't have even have to ask.While celebrities and beauty journalists tend to wax lyrical about the wonder of facials when it comes to keeping their skin glowing, I have to admit that I've never really been fussed about them. While there is something truly blissful about having someone massage your face for the best part of an hour, I've always found that the skin-brightening effects of the more relaxing, spa-like facials tend to be short-lived. And as for ...
The Pretty Detail Fashion Insiders Always Look for in Their Jewellery
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The Pretty Detail Fashion Insiders Always Look for in Their Jewellery

A rich cashmere sweater, a buttery leather pencil skirt, a pair of expertly cut trousers… some pieces of fashion iconography are in a league all of their own. Timeless, elegant, and incredibly versatile, items of such ilk are designed to transcend the seasons and to be loved and worn for a lifetime. But what of fine jewellery? Diamonds are forever, this we know, but there's another precious gem that rivals sparkly stones with its everlasting appeal.The oldest known gem, pearls are synonymous with classic style. Before the introduction of high-end cultured pearls—those created by experts under meticulous conditions—the pearl was considered rarer than the diamond, making it all the more covetable. And in fashion circles, they're perhaps even more adored than glitzy rocks. Audrey Hepburn w...
10 Perfumes That Beauty Insiders Agree Are the Best of the Best
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10 Perfumes That Beauty Insiders Agree Are the Best of the Best

While there's genuinely nothing I love more than sharing my favourite beauty finds with people—whether that's through my writing here or in a flurry of WhatsApp messages with friends seeking a new moisturiser—I can't deny that recommending a product always makes me feel a bit jittery. After all, I'm lucky enough to be sent lots of products to try as part of my job and while I'd never advocate for anything that I didn't genuinely think was great, suggesting that somebody actually parts with their hard-earned cash to buy it always makes me nervous. Because, let's face it, beauty is incredibly personal. A certain cleanser that I've said is brilliant at soothing breakouts might truly work, but if my best friend only likes cream textures and I've suggested a gel formulation then it's unlikel...
Fashion Insiders Are Favouring Biker Shorts This Summer—Here's How
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Fashion Insiders Are Favouring Biker Shorts This Summer—Here's How

Now more than ever, we realise that some fashion items have more than one purpose. Previously something you'd only wear at home, well-chosen tracksuits have become much more stylish and double up as ideal beer-garden attire. Similarly, leggings have also made the shift from our gym bags to our daily rotation. We've seen them styled with everything from crop tops and mules (very Sandy from Grease) to loafers and trench coats. While we're on the subject of looking at some pieces differently, let us discuss the garment in our headline—bike shorts. Gone are the days when you'd purchase a pair of bike shorts in the interest of actually cycling in them. Now, they're a bona fide style staple. Sure, they remain pretty divisive in fashion circles (our editorial team, for example, is split down t...
So, Is "Golfcore" Really a Thing? We Asked 5 Insiders
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So, Is "Golfcore" Really a Thing? We Asked 5 Insiders

First there was normcore, the 2000s-era trend of decidedly blasé basics (think: a button-down tucked into jeans, Jerry Seinfeld-style). Then came gorpcore, characterized by functional outerwear like puffers and fleeces. And now there's "golfcore." Coined by Nylon earlier this year, the term is defined as somewhere between "tennis-chic" and "Larry David at the country club." But the look is not relegated to people who play golf or affluent cis white men in what historically has been considered one of the least diverse sports. The omnipresent classic-meets-preppy aesthetic is comprised of polos, bucket hats, pleated skirts, and sporty layers, and it's being worn by everyone from established players to Gen Z TikTokers, thanks in large part to the massive growth golf has seen over the cours...
Fashion Insiders Have Proclaimed This Summer's Coolest Staple
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Fashion Insiders Have Proclaimed This Summer's Coolest Staple

Once a fabric with a reputation for being difficult to wear (not to mention to iron), linen has regained affection in the fashion world over the past couple of summers. The material has dominated everything from dresses to co-ords and trousers, with labels like Bondi Born, Faithfull the Brand, and Prada serving up chic linen garments. Still, perhaps the most in-demand linen item remains the simplest: the shirt. Even when linen had largely fallen out of style, linen shirts remained ever-present. And with the warmer months coming upon us swiftly, now seems like the perfect time to invest in one should your wardrobe be lacking.While classic shades of black, white and beige will always be a safe sartorial bet, we've noticed that more and more of our influencer friends are opting for bright ...
Royal insiders have opened up about Kate Middleton's 'ruthless survival streak' within the firm
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Royal insiders have opened up about Kate Middleton's 'ruthless survival streak' within the firm

Getty ImagesThe Cambridges are undoubtedly one of the most talked-about families in the world. Following their role elevation over the coronavirus pandemic and their mention in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview, it’s hardly surprising that Prince William and Kate Middleton are making non-stop headlines right now. It was the Duchess of Cambridge who has been making news, from the announcement that she’s entering the world of publishing to her handy viral face mask trick. This week, it was her attitude that got the world talking, as royal insiders claimed that the Duchess had a ‘ruthless survival streak’ that makes her ‘well suited’ to Palace life. ‘In the palace, you hear numerous stories of the staff saying so-and-so is a nightmar...
6 Fine Jewellery Items That Have Reached Cult Status Among Fashion Insiders
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6 Fine Jewellery Items That Have Reached Cult Status Among Fashion Insiders

Buying a piece of fine jewellery is a big deal. It's an investment purchase that definitely requires careful consideration, but often, it's also an emotionally charged piece that you'll remember for years and years to come in celebration of a special holiday or anniversary—whether you're buying it for yourself or it's a gift from someone close to you. If you've been thinking about making your first purchase of a fine jewellery item or are looking to add to your collection, there are plenty of noteworthy pieces to have on your radar.Looking to the fashion set, there are a handful of pieces that really stand out. From the coolest possible takes on chunky chains to design-forward diamonds, there is no shortage of beautiful pieces in the collections of both heritage brands and emerging labe...