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Charlize Theron and TOMS

A firm favorite in many an ‘A’-listers wardrobe, the ethical pumps TOMS have recently teamed up with award winning actress, Charlize Theron.  Collaborating with Charlize’s charity, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP), TOMS have donated 10, 000 shoes to Africa. AND…to celebrate this laudable partnership Charlize and TOMS have created a limited-edition shoe, which will benefit both Charlize’s charity and TOMS One for One Movement.   Charlize’s charity is committed to creating a safer, healthier and better life for many impoverished children and families, especially those affected by HIV/AIDS.  So, not only is this shoe a trendy addition to any […]

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Mulberry takes a second bite of the apple

  ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’, and currently, no one understands this better than Mulberry. Last November, we bought you the news of Mulberry’s first launch of their luxury collection for Apple products. Creative Director Emma Hill, was “thrilled” to launch the whole host of Apple products, which, must now be the apple of her eye since they sold out quicker than you could say MINE! This initial binge session may have left less than slim pickings for the rest of us but fear not. It seems Mulberry are prepared to cater for our cravings and are serving […]

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Develop a slick skin

Fake tatoos will be the new fake tan now that the tangoed look is no longer in Vogue. As seen on the catwalk models of Chanel and Rodarte, transferable tattoos are set to be a big stick this Spring. A host of super models have the real deal, including Kate Moss, Gisele Bündchen and Erin Wasson but until now, their presence has been left unexplored by designers. Now, however, designers such as Chanel have created a painless style stamp that won’t scar you for life – or your bank balance. From 1st March, Chanel tatoos, which depict flowers, beads and […]

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Philip Kingsley Elasticizer

When no amount of conditioner seems to be taming your hair this winter, it’s worth turning to treatments and the ‘hair doctor’ you should be following is Philip Kingsley and his multi award winning hair treatment, Elasticizer. Kingsley is an English Trichologist, or in other words a hair scientist, and his products work. Elasticizer is a deep treatment which is layered onto each section of dampened hair before shampooing and left for anything up to twenty minutes (depending on damage of hair.) Ideally the hair should be covered by a cap so the heat is kept in to give a […]

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Rococo Nails

Rococo Nails has been around for 15 years and although it has managed to achieve an enthusiastic following from the inside professionals, it has only just started to receive the same accolade from the public.  Finally everyone is beginning to see why Rococo has remained so highly respected in the industry. London based sister duo have incorporated both salon experience and fashion knowledge to produce a nail varnish which is hard wearing, glossy, quick to dry and also solvent free. At last there’s a nail varnish which is good for your nails. Coming in a huge range of bright and […]

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Leju jewellery

Colourful, vegetable ivory jewellers, LeJu, will be sold at the Royal Academy of Arts from 23 January – 18 April 2010 to complement the much-anticipated Van Gogh exhibition – the first of its kind to take place in over 40 years. Three of LeJu’s popular designs will be available for purchase: The Bubble necklace, the Flor necklace, and Polo earrings. The passion, creativity and vibrancy behind LeJu’s jewellery will be a perfect addition to Van Gogh’s own use of colour and complexity. When asked how the partnership came into being, LeJu’s Dutch-born designer Lenny Trines revealed, “LeJu jewellery is a […]

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Celebrity Dress Hire at Topshop

With the party season upon us, many will be furtively hunting the streets in search of that festive head turning frock or flicking through their favourite glossies looking for inspiration while gazing enviously at the gorgeously clad stars. So, this season avoid that familiar sinking feeling that steals over you when you realise three girls are wearing the same not so ‘unique’ high street number, by paying a visit to Dress Me Up at Topshop in Oxford Circus.  In the run up to Christmas the likes of Kate Moss, Dita Von Teese, Sophie Dahl, Peaches Geldof and the fabulous dress […]

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Bebaroque at Bordello

Bordello is not only a euphemism for brothel but the home of some of the most interesting hosiery and lingerie. Based in the East End, director Michele Scarr wanted to bring back old style glamour to her store. Her hosiery selection is therefore designed by Bebaroque tights and is full of quirky, mischievous twists which give it an inimitable quality.   Using either Geisha design embellishment or pink tassles, the effect is distinctive and adds an elegant edge to the stockings. The most popular to date are the tattoo tights, which are adorned with ornate hand drawn tattoo images and […]

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Zara Simon Jewellery

Central St Martin’s graduate, Zara Simon jewellery has become the highly coveted Christmas present this year.  Her elegant pieces inspired by her travels, are both reminiscent of Ibiza’s sister island Formentera and Asian subcontinents. Each piece has a natural yet glamorous quality.  Having been raised in Ibiza, her first collection was inspired by the rock formations that can be seen by boat along the island’s coast.  There’s an interchangeable feel to them, so you can wear them with anything.  This is exactly what the face of Zara Simon jewellery, model Amber Le Bon does, stating: ‘I never go anywhere without […]

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Daisy Jewellery

Father and son jewellery designers, Noel and James Boyd, have just launched their first collection of Stack Rings.  The UK based jewellery label, which goes by the name of Daisy, uses different motifs such as butterflies, bees and dragonflies, or vibrant stones for each ring, giving each one their own character. The rings come in either pure silver, pure gold or a combination of both and are designed to be collected over the years, so that the colours and styles can mix and match.  By creating the interchangeable stack rings for exactly this purpose, the jewellery instantly becomes the wearers’ […]

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