Category Archives: politics

Christina Hendricks: curvy role model or another unattainable ideal?

Source Last week the UK government’s Equalities Minister, Lynne Featherstone MP, caused controversy when she suggested that Christina Hendricks – who plays sexy secretary Joan Holloway in the TV series, Mad Men, and wears a size 14 – is a perfect … Continue reading

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Style Icon: Battle of the Wives Round 2

In the wake of the British General Election a week ago today and the appointment of a new Prime Minister earlier this week, as well as the poll (to the right of this post!), I thought it was high time … Continue reading

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Monday morning pic-me-up and the winner is…!!

Source: Flickr Happy Monday! (Or something like that!)I am spending this week getting more and more excited about my upcoming trip to Paris on Friday and keeping my fingers crossed that they don’t close UK airports again. I am planning … Continue reading

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In Vogue?

Everywhere you turn in the UK at the moment someone is talking about the impending General Election. Indeed, the Guardian have been running a Fashion Election Special series, including the Westminter location shoot below. As well as a Sarah vs … Continue reading

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Style Icon: Jackie Kennedy

She is undoubtedly the original First Lady of Fashion. The wife of the 35th President of the United States, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassiss. Both Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni have been compared to Jackie Kennedy however neither has managed to capture her … Continue reading

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How to… shop till you drop and still "be green":

Clearly I was ahead of the times…Earlier this month Dame Vivienne Westwood urged BBC Radio London listeners to stop shopping for six months in order to avoid unnecessary waste. London Mayor Boris Johnson has launched his climate change for London campaign … Continue reading

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Style Icon: Michelle Obama

The world’s eyes were on her husband following his historic win at the polls in the American Presidential election in 2008 but Michelle Obama is no wallflower and has certainly not hidden behind her husband’s shadow.She never gets it wrong, whether … Continue reading

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Style Icon: Sarah Brown

Gone is the frumpy housewife of old and in its place is a fashion savvy woman who has learnt to dress for her figure and educated herself on designers to boot. The tranformation of the Prime Minister’s wife, Sarah Brown, … Continue reading

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A Tan To Die For

Fashion has a lot to answer for. Once upon a time a tan was deemed common but today it is seen as the height of fashion for many young women. But at what cost? There has been a tremendous amount … Continue reading

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Style Icon: Samantha Cameron

Our fifth style icon in the series is Smythson’s Creative Director and the wife of the Tory leader, Samantha Cameron.Samantha proves you don’t have to be a French First Lady to know how to dress well. She regularly graces the … Continue reading

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