How Much Difference Can a Dress Make?
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How Much Difference Can a Dress Make?

I pondered this question when I recently attended a one-night celebration of fashion and cinema called ‘A Night To Remember’, jointly organised by the Green Carpet Challenge, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the British Fashion Council in London. A dress can make a world of difference on the red carpet. It has … Continue reading

Zesty Summer
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Zesty Summer

Summer is finally here and it’s promising to be a vitamin boost! From an orange pressé at breakfast to a banana smoothie at lunchtime and — why not — a piña colada at sundown, it’s all about eating the freshest, the juiciest and the zestiest fruit to help us keep the doctor away. But did you … Continue reading

Kimono Revisited
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Kimono Revisited

Kimono, a traditional Japanese garment worn by men and women alike, is the biggest and one of the more surprising fashion trends of 2014. Although Asian-inspired fashions have been seen on the runways for years, kimonos have not enjoyed the same level of popularity as, say, harem pants – perhaps because we’re not quite sure how to incorporate this centuries-old tradition … Continue reading

In Search of Alternatives to Toxic Fashion
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In Search of Alternatives to Toxic Fashion

From fire-retardant infant sleep-suits to designer T-shirts, the use of chemicals such as teflon and formaldehyde in clothes is ubiquitous, while heavy metals including chromium are widely used in leather tanning. However while the presence of hazardous chemicals in cosmetics and household cleaning products is relatively well-known, consumer awareness of toxic elements is rather low when … Continue reading