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Small is the new big as micro bags takes over the high street

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Small is the new big as micro bags takes over the high street

For the past decade, oversize day bags, worn specifically in the crook of your arm, have been the industry standard – not any more. Thanks to a new wave of “micro bags” – also known as mini, baby or even bonsai – designed by major labels such as Gucci, Fendi and Chloé, as well as lesser-known brands such as Mansur Gavriel and Simon Miller, have made their way on to the high street. And bags are not the only accessory being minimised, with smaller sunglasses and heels also outnumbering the oversized on the spring/summer 2018 catwalks. Skinny cat-eye sunglasses, a...

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Victoria Beckham bids farewell to New York fashion week on a high

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Victoria Beckham bids farewell to New York fashion week on a high

Victoria Beckham bids farewell to New York fashion week on a high Her first show a decade ago was a novelty act, but her departure is a significant blow to the event   Victoria Beckham at her last New York fashion week show. Photograph: REX/Shutterstock Victoria Beckham made her first appearance at New York fashion week a decade ago as a novelty act, but she leaves as a headline one. Her Sunday morning catwalk show was her last before she joins London fashion week in September. That it is seen as a significant blow for New York fashion week is...

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The LBD for NYE

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The LBD for NYE

  The LBD for NYE!   Sometimes there really is no choice but to go for the LBD. It’s your best friend, always there for you in your hour of need. Dressed up or down, sparkly or plain, fitted or flowing – it’s tried and tested……it’s our secret weapon!  Personally what I find so appealing is that you can just see how your mood takes you on the night. I will have a choice of three numbers lined up for the celebrations night. Possibly one very fitted number (but that will all depend on my tummy size!) One short(ish) number...

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Code Red

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Code Red

      Code Red   Red is not only the must-have colour trend of A/W 17 but combined with the Christmas season and you have no excuses for not, at the very least, investing in a ‘little red dress’ for the festivities. “Tis the season to be jolly” and what can possibly make you feel more cheery than a new LRD.   If you are convinced that red is not the colour for you look no further and read on because as the style icon herself, Audrey Hepburn said, "There is a shade of red for every woman." If...

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Céline Dion Says Fashion Helped Her Heal After the Loss of Her Husband: 'It’s Amazing How a Little Bit of Fantasy Can Alter Our Moods'

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Céline Dion Says Fashion Helped Her Heal After the Loss of Her Husband: 'It’s Amazing How a Little Bit of Fantasy Can Alter Our Moods'

Fashion means more to Céline Dion than beautiful ball gowns, sexy stilettos and a hot handbag (of which she just launched a new line, available now). For the French Canadian singer, 49, her array of glamorous looks — including high-fashion designs from Zuhair Murad, Atelier Versace, Balmain, Dior, Alexander McQueen and more— are pure source of joy and a much-needed one at that since she lost her beloved husband and longtime manager, René Angélil, to cancer at 73 in 2016, and the loss of her brother just days later. “It’s amazing how a little bit of fantasy can alter our...

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