Fashion & Beauty
- Monday, 20 May 2013
Monochrome is enjoying a moment in the sun. It’s the season’s must have, says JACQUI RAMSEY
IT’S TIMELESS too! Black and white is a match made in heaven, and a ‘forever favourite’ of Chanel.
“Women think of all colours except the absence of colour. I have said that black had it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony” said Coco Chanel, with undeniable enthusiasm for the duo.
- Thursday, 09 May 2013
Going grey could be a thing of the past thanks to new research revealing a chemical that reverses the common sign of ageing.
Scientists discovered in 2009 people turn grey due to a build up of hydrogen peroxide in the hair follicle.
The chemical acts as a natural bleach which causes the hair to lose colour from the inside out.
- Wednesday, 08 May 2013
Six out of ten women hate the sight of their naked body.
Researchers polled 2,000 women and found millions of the nation's females are uncomfortable with their naked form.
The results showed more than four out of ten are embarrassed to be seen naked by their partner and a similar number 'avoid mirrors altogether' because they are embarrassed by their body.
- Tuesday, 07 May 2013
Watch our video with Kevin Moss, Creative Director at John Frieda Salons, where he gives us his advice on how to easily camouflage roots
There is nothing quite like the feeling of walking out of the hair salon, with newly-dyed hair and a bouncy blow-dry to match. But what do you do when that fresh-out-of-the-salon look fades? When full-on volume becomes limp…and worst of all, when dreaded roots return?
Keeping hair root-free is not only a huge investment of time, but can also be a financial burden. Too frequent colouring can leave texture dry and damaged. And even with regular salon appointments, or at home hair coloring, you can’t ever totally avoid days with grey…until now.
- Monday, 22 April 2013
Put a spring in your step with one of the latest shoe trends says Jacqui Ramsey.
Oh the pleasure of releasing feet from the confines of socks and boots! And that first spring pedicure and slipping prettied-up tootsies into a pair of summer shoes.
If only the weather would co-operate! It’s all a matter of time and riding out the bitterly cold temperatures.
Eventually we will be assailed by the smell of newly dug-over gardens and the sweet scent of magnolia. Welcome signs that spring has sprung and summer is on its way.
- Tuesday, 19 March 2013
How green would you go? This shade has got the fashion world in its grip, and emerald in particular, reports Jacqui Ramsey.
I always get a real lift when I see those first spring buds appear knowing that soon the world will be awash with glorious green.
This year that extends to the fashion world too, as Pantone, the world’s colour authority for design professionals, has declared that Emerald is the hue of the year for 2013. Described as lively, radiant and lush, a vivid, verdant green, promoting balance and harmony, it does sound like a hue that you’d like to invite into your wardrobe.
- Tuesday, 19 February 2013
After the excesses of the festive season, getting trim can be hard work. The latest shapewear offers a quick fix solution without sacrificing style. Jacqui Ramsey reports.
Though getting results from a new fitness regime takes time, slipping on some shapewear can, according to many brands’ blurb, have you looking like you’ve trimmed off an inch in the time it takes to pull on a pair of their elasticised control pants.
- Thursday, 31 January 2013
Upcoming hit Hyde Park on Hudson documents the first Royal journey to the United States in 1939, as President FDR (Bill Murray) and wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host King George VI (Samuel West) and Queen Elizabeth I (Olivia Colman) for a weekend at their Hyde Park estate in upstate New York.
While there, drama stirs as a love affair unfolds between FDR and his distant cousin Daisy (Laura Linney.) This film provides an inside look into the traditional fashions of the 1940s, as Americans and Brits alike transitioned to a life of practicality and scarcity due to WWII. Take a look at the fashion of film, 40s style.
- Thursday, 24 January 2013
After an accident left her immobilised, MT reporter Lee Knights battled to regain her health. After 12 months, she was on the road to recovery but her face wasn’t. Constant pain and discomfort had left her looking 10 years older.
When I was ill, I hadn’t cared then what I looked like. Now, though, I was on the road to recovery, starting to dance and teach again and meeting new people. Now, it mattered to me what I looked like. I’d lost my confidence and I needed to get it back.
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