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Busy bodies

By Tamara Corin, January 29, 2015

This season we see a revival of the stripe, and a rebirth of the spot. Both were on parade at the spring-summer 2015 catwalks in a barrage of geometrics and colour blocking, vertical, horizontal, round and bold. Expect to reach dizzy heights. Which one will you pick?

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Meet the trends

By Tamara Corin, January 22, 2015

Once the sale racks are emptied, Spring fever will soon be upon us with a new collection of clothes to get you set for the warmer months ahead. Bag a bargain now and get up to speed with the looks that are here to stay. Minimal fuss, maximum impact. Here's how:

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Glow-getter

By Tamara Corin, January 8, 2015

A face exfoliator is nothing new, it was the buzz-word of nineties skincare and still remains the most effective way of polishing your skin. Surprisingly, however, according to Mintel's 2014 skincare report, a mere 39 per cent of women regularly use a facial exfoliator.

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Velvet crush

By Tamara Corin, December 18, 2014

It may take you back to a 70s disco vibe but in fact velvet is having a fashion comeback for day and night. The difference? Brushed not crushed is on trend with an air of ladylike luxe and timeless elegance adorned on clothes, bags, shoes and even accessories.

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Treat him, her, them or you!

By Tamara Corin, December 11, 2014

Chanucah, Christmas, Chrismacah, whatever holiday you choose to celebrate, it's all about giving (and receiving). Here's our best buys for the whole family plus some self-gifting treats that anyone who has braved the crowds thoroughly deserves.

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Glam to go

By Tamara Corin, November 27, 2014

Contrary to popular belief, sparkly makeup needn't be just for little girls playing dress up.

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When night falls

By Tamara Corin, November 20, 2014

We all love a bit of shine and sparkle and there's no better time to start channelling your inner magpie than the party season.

Be the centre of attention with these dazzling pieces that catch the light as you move.

Your pre-party kit

Ensure a flawless look all evening with these long-wearing glow-getters:

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The lady in red

By Tamara Corin, November 13, 2014

Turn up the heat by adding a shot of red to your usual muted wardrobe. Crimson, ruby and pillarbox hues make a bold statement this season. As seen at Valentino, Matthew Williamson and Jonathan Saunders. This look is passionate, heated and sexy and ensures you stand out from the pack. Team with 60's monochrome or dark navy. For a modern colour-block finish, clash with hot pinks and bright yellows.

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Animal instinct

By Tamara Corin, October 31, 2014

Take a walk on the wild side with a touch of animal print. As ever, leopard print continues to wow on the catwalk.

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Sheer delight

By Tamara Corin, October 23, 2014

It's one of those fashion editor discussions that is repeated year after year especially in the run-up to party dressing and a change of weather. Are sheer tights a yes or a no? As ludicrous as it sounds, I would rather go bare-legged in the height of winter than cover up in the wrong shade of nude.

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