FASHION

What to expect from H&M this Spring

H&M has announced the launch of its Treasure Forever SS21 collection, created with adventure and self-expression in mind. Here’s what to expect Permeated with the seize-the-day spirit of treasure-seeking explorers, the collection pays homage to fantasies and fairytales – just what we need to escape the craziness going on in the real world right now. […]

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FASHION

Nine fashion blogger-approved ways to style baseball caps

If you thought the bucket hat was a blast from the past then make way for this throwback. If you follow fashion bloggers on Instagram you’ve probably noticed many wearing and styling baseball caps, and we are living for this new trend. Know to be an American icon, baseballs caps date back to the 1910s […]

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FASHION

Casual sportswear set to be a major trend this spring

Some of us have completely embraced the comfy lifestyle that has surfaced this past year. Lockdown and work from home wear has changed the way we dress, and designers have taken note. We’ve already seen a more laidback and cozy approach during the AW21 menswear Fashion Week in Milan last month, and now comfort is […]

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FASHION, GIFT GUIDES

Valentine’s gifts for jewellery lovers

Treat your loved one (or yourself) to a new accessory this Valentine’s Day from these amazing independents moon & marie Small batch handmade clay jewellery and accessories, based in Newcastle. etsy.com/shop/moonandmarie KiJo Jewellery Handmade statement mixed metal jewellery, based in Hexham. etsy.com/shop/kijojewellery SoulaSoula Handmade costume Jewellery, based in Newcastle. etsy.com/shop/soulasoula Melissa Alice Jewellery Small handmade […]

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FASHION, NORTH EAST

Five fashion brands to watch out for this year

Fashionistas rejoice and rejig your wardrobe. These are the exciting brands, based in the North East, to have on your radar Canny Crafty Where: Gosforth Why we love them: Perfect gifts Saint Belle Where: North East Why we love them: Considered and conscious Knit Knot North Where: Newcastle Why we love them: Perfect for cold […]

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FASHION

Comfy work from home outfits inspired by fashion bloggers

Widespread working from home has been one of the biggest behavioural changes of 2020, with most offices still empty and employees still facing months away from their desks. Back I’m March 2020, PM Boris Johnson advised the public to work for, home where possible in efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly […]

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FASHION

H&M’s new loungewear gives us the self-love we need

H&M’s new collection in collaboration with writer, performer and storyteller Yrsa Daley-Ward, turns powerful poetry on self-appreciation into fashion Using Daley-Ward’s quotes, H&M has created a selection of comfortable loungewear pieces (ideal for lockdown) that unite Daley-Ward’s affirming words with more sustainably-sourced materials – perfect. The collection features quotes including: “If you have to fold […]

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FASHION

We’re in love with H&M’s new collab for Spring

Continuing a long tradition of acclaimed designer collaborations, H&M has announced something new for Spring with London-based fashion designer Simone Rocha – and we’re in love The Simone Rocha x H&M collection will include Rocha’s signature womenswear, as well as menswear and childrenswear – a wardrobe for the entire family. From special occasionwear, including tulle […]

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FASHION

Stylish face masks perfect for everyday wear

The government looks to enforce stricter guidelines that could make face masks mandatory in busy outdoor areas. As we head into these new restrictions, you may want to think about updating your face mask collection. Nude Abstract Face Covering / £8 ASOS DESIGN 2 Pack Face Covering in Cherub and Mystic Print / £12 Makeup […]

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FASHION

M&S signs Call To Action for human rights abuses

M&S have become one of the first companies to formally sign the Call to Action on human rights abuses. They signed up to the Call to Action on human rights abuses: Brand Commitment to Exit the Uyghur Region to help drive meaningful change at scale in the Xinjiang region and the retailer remains committed to […]

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FASHION

10 Items from ASOS perfect for your capsule wardrobe

Some fashionistas swear by a capsule wardrobe and is defined as a small collection of useful clothing that you love and is adaptable for each season. The concept is easy enough to understand, but doesn’t work for everybody, because what it comes down to is refining your wardrobe to the most essential items and building […]

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FASHION

Five steps to starting your capsule wardrobe

Do you ever find yourself having a Cher Horowitz moment? Where you find yourself surrounded by clothes and yet you have nothing to wear. Sometimes fashion brands likes to make fun of this moment by putting this phrase onto t-shirts and crop tops, but in reality as consumers we do have an problem with fast […]

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FASHION

11 Fashion blogger-approved ways to wear joggers

As we head into a third national lockdown many of us once again find ourselves confined to our homes, and the phrase “stay home, stay safe” has returned as part of our daily mantra. Last night, PM Boris Johnson released a statement telling the nation to stay indoors, except for limited expectations such as essential […]

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FASHION

Could these jeans be the biggest trend of the season?

Jeans are a staple in most people’s wardrobes, with some people owning multiple pairs and others having their old faithfuls that have been worn and washed so many times their rips look purposeful. While there are some exceptions to the rule the jeans that normally stay on trend, and do really well on the high-street […]

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FASHION

Four loungewear sets perfect for a New Year’s Eve night-in

This year New Year’s Eve is going to look a little different. While some may still take the opportunity to dress to the nines, drink with their household and stay up till midnight to welcome the new year, others may have a different plan. Many of us have spent the year in loungewear, and elastic […]

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FASHION

10 Fashion blogger-approved ways to wear bucket hats

We are all familiar with the bucket hat trend which has been up-and-coming for the last two years. Making multiple appearances during Fashion Weeks and being a popular headwear piece among celebrities and influencers sent this trend mainstream this summer. However, it has continued to grow in popularity during winter as consumers searched for “fluffy” […]

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FASHION

H&M’s kidswear collection transforms plastic waste

H&M has collaborated with Danone AQUA for the bottle2fashion project to transform plastic bottle waste from the shores of Indonesia into recycled polyester for their new collection. This season, bottle2fashion will collect and recycle around an impressive 3.5 million PET bottles in their clean up. For the H&M kidswear collection, the recycled polyester has been […]

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CELEBRITY NEWS, FASHION

12 Memorable fashion moments of 2020

Memorable is one word to describe 2020, as it’s likely we’ll be telling the story of the coronavirus pandemic and our year in lockdown to our grandchildren. But, there have been other memorable moments this year, including strides made in the fashion industry and the way we view what we wear. At the beginning of […]

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CELEBRITY NEWS, FASHION

Jade Thirlwall drops her third collection with Skinnydip London

Jade Thirlwall dropped her third collection with Skinnydip London on Wednesday, December 16 at 6pm. View this post on Instagram A post shared by SKINNYDIPLONDON.COM (@skinnydiplondon) The Little Mix singer has released two previous collections with the brand this year, which have included various pieces of loungewear including joggers, hoodies and pyjamas. Jade’s third collection […]

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FASHION, NORTH EAST

How Sunderland is going virtual with shopping perks

The arrival of a new app in Sunderland, which is being backed by a Dragon from BBC’s Dragons’ Den, is perfect for the city’s shoppers this Christmas. Faye finds out why… ParkingPerx rewards shoppers with free parking when they spend in participating stores and is now live in Sunderland. Ashington-born Chris Reed impressed the panel […]

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FASHION

The best fleece-lined leggings to keep you warm this winter

We are a nation that loves our leggings, and while they’re a great fashion choice for most of the year, during winter they don’t exactly keep you warm. That’s why, fleece-lined leggings are a welcomed changed during the colder seasons as they provide an extra layer of insulation thanks to their soft fleece interior. Finding […]

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It seems party season is not cancelled as shoppers go crazy for sequins

Despite lockdown, and tier restrictions put in place this holiday season it appears as if the nation refuses to give up its Christmas spirit. According to new data from Lyst, over the last two weeks searches for items with sequins have increased significantly, by 165% and demand for sequin skirts specifically increased by 26% week-on-week, […]

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FASHION

Nine festive pyjama sets you can get at your local supermarket

Since 2020 has been about all things cosy with loungewear being the go-to for most, it’s finally time to honour the most important of all loungewear sets – Christmas pyjamas. Is there anything better than getting in your Christmas pyjamas, and getting all smug with a hot chocolate while watching your favourite Christmas movie? Answer, […]

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