Monthly archives:October 2014

Mid-Century Modern Design

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Fashion is all about the swinging sixties right now but don’t think this trend is just limited to your wardrobe as mid-century modern interiors begin to emerge. Interiors writer and enthusiast Rachel Humby explores how you can make this growing trend work in your home. When it comes to style, the word ‘retro’ can strike fear into many a design-conscious h[...]

Steal Her Style: Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba may have become famous for being a sex symbol after her appearance in Sin City but on the red carpet earlier this week she mastered the art of elegant dressing. The beautiful mum of two showed that you don’t have to wear a dress to look sophisticated and feminine. Wearing a black jumpsuit with embellished collar she embodied chic, modern style. [...]

It's ancient history...

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Once upon a time, there was the Byzantine Empire, the Baroque period, the Rococo movement and the Victorian era. Admittedly, our history knowledge sometimes obscures these periods, but one’s thing’s for sure – the past is anything but passé when it comes to fashion. Although designers employing historical references is nothing new, many of the collections t[...]

#BeautySpotlight on Nail Polishes

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This week we’re putting the #BeautySpotlight on nail polishes. Nail polishes are a quick and easy way to vamp up your look. Whether it's bright and bold or nude and natural, a coat of polish can add those all-important finishing touches. Here at Debenhams HQ, we've been hard at work testing out some polishes for you. Here's a what we had to say... [...]

Working It

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As a new exhibition entitled Women, Fashion, Power opens at the Design Museum in London, we take a look at some of our modern-day workwear icons and show you how to get their chic 9-5 look.   Exploring the concept of female power dressing, the new retrospective looks at how women from Princess Diana to Naomi Campbell have used fashion as a tool of self-ex[...]

Wish List Eyeshadows

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Eyeshadows are a great way of giving you a fresh new make up look in an instant. Whether it’s fun and flirty, sexy and seductive or dazzling and sparkling, with just one swipe you can create a variety of looks for the day and night. Here’s a round-up of the eyeshadows that are hot right now. Clarins The Essentials Mineral Make up Palette Back by popul[...]

Bonfire Night: Cracking Style

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Famous for fireworks, toasted marshmallows and mulled wine, Bonfire Night has become synonymous with snuggly, fuzzy and cosy clothing. Part due to the typical British weather and part due to the stylish winter options available, we love nothing more than wrapping up for a fireworks spectacle. If you’re still clutching onto your summer dress with the hope [...]

The new way to dress your bridesmaids

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It’s well known that weddings reflect the times and trends of the era that they take place. The 70s wedding dress with bell sleeves was accessorised with a floral crown, while the 80s wedding was inspired by the lavish, royal affair of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. After the noughties trend for big, celebrity inspired events, weddings have since beco[...]

Halloween Beauty Treats

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This Halloween create a beauty look that is more bewitching than out right scary.  1. Vamp up your eyes with the Paranormal Palette by Illamasqua. Featuring 4 stand-out shades including punchy pink, pumpkin orange, vibrant green and plush purple, you can create a variety of looks that are out of this world. 2. Put some glamour into Halloween with G[...]

Monday Musings: Things we're loving this week…

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From must-reads to must-buys, here is our list of everything you need to do, wear and see now.      The week has finally arrived so get your costumes ready and your décor in check. We’re getting creative with our pumpkins this year and carving pretty patterns instead of the usual fiendish faces and also looking forward to seeing Heidi [...]