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National Wedding Show 2014 – Manchester – 15-16 March

Hiya, I will be at The National Wedding Show next weekend, so if you’re planning on getting hitched, know someone who is or just fancy the fun of the confetti, wedding gowns and fizz… come along! This weekend’s show at Manchester Central is set to be really special with some excellent brands and wedding specialists [...]

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Vogue Fashion Night Out – Manchester

The Manchester Vogue Fashion Night Out (FNO) was a resounding success and it was great fun to be back home in Manchester to see so many old (I mean stylish) faces. Manchester itself looked so glamorous – especially the fantastic The Avenue shopping esplanade in Spinningfiels. Here you can shop for designer goodies AND hop [...]

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BBC Ulster: Fur is Back? Why Fake is the Fashionable, Kinder Choice

I have NEVER cared for real fur. One of the very first feature articles I wrote as a cub reporter in Manchester was in fact heartfelt opinion piece on why fur is such a cruel purchase – totally unethical in a world where faux is fab, kinder and much more practical. On Thursday morning I [...]

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A Fashion Guilty Pleasure: Snuggle Style – Why the Onesie is Such a Hit

It’s the fashion guilty pleasure that just won’t go away. Yes, the onesie, which I wrote and spoke about last year and had assumed would dissappear as a gimmick, is still with us! In fact, these adult romper suits are just as popular as ever and thanks to several celebs and X Factor stars seen [...]

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Brief Encounter – Fun at Menswear Fashion Show – Selfridges Manchester

Lots of fun earlier this week (Thursday) over at Selfridges (Exchange Square, Manchester) at a fashion show celebrating men’s swim and under-wear! A lot of my female friends were slightly envious of my invite understandably… particularly because all of the 15 male models from Boss Model Management Manchester remained in their undies for the duration [...]

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Fashion: Raoul…Riding High in Manchester

Please note: at 27 August 2013 – Flannels nolonger stock Raol. Singaporean label Raoul is riding high in the fashion world thanks to a series of consistently impressive collections in the last few years. And on an equestrian note, a sneak preview of their AW12 (Autumn/Winter 2012) collection has already got the fashion world in [...]

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The Gok Factor

Shopping – The Magic of a Makeover (This article appears on the Huffington Post too) Never mind the X Factor, the UK is gripped by the ‘Gok Factor’. Last week saw the launch of the British fashion guru’s new series – Gok’s Clothes Roadshow; Get The Look For Less. Just like his other series – [...]

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The magic of a makeover – why a little pampering goes a long way

Today saw the opening of the new beauty hall at Selfridges, Exchange Square, Manchester. As any woman knows, shopping for the ‘goodies’ – make-up, fragrance and skincare – is an experience not to be rushed. I personally am slightly obsessed with this particular area of retail therapy. In fact, I’ve been known to spend several [...]

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