Why sequins are so hot for summer

After years of devotion to minimalism, a new era of full-on fashion fun is now in play. Heralded in by Alessandro Michele at Gucci, we’re embracing all things frilly and frivolous, we’re accessorising all areas… and so it was only a matter of time before sequins became part of the obsession, wasn’t it?

Yes, the fabric that was once reserved for New Year’s Eve and maybe a special birthday, is now even office appropriate, as the fashion-savvy are taking on twinkly fabrics for both day and night.

On the SS16 runways, Isabel Marant and Louis Vuitton championed full-look metallics, Gucci delivered clever trompe l’oiel effects, and JW Anderson broke actual mirrors for his own take on chunky sequins. The magpies were rejoicing.

The street style set pare down their Vetements’ silver wares with white tees and light denim, creating a glam-casual sartorial concept that, let’s face it, just looks really, really cool.

Why the A-list love athleisure

‘Athleisure’ first entered our fashion vacob a few years ago, when a select few stars made a style statement by wearing their yoga gear to go shopping… on purpose. In SS16, the A-list are still loving their sportswear and with designers and high street stores continually adding more sporty pieces to their collections, it’s a trend that’ll be on our fashion radar for the foreseeable.
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Face mapping : What do your spots mean?

When you’re a teenager everyone tells you that when you’re older your skin will clear up, and that spots will be a dim and distant memory. Turns out they were lying, and however diligent your skin care is, spots still happen. And they usually happen at the worst possible time, because that’s life.

But if you’ve just been tutting at your pimples and then smothering them with concealer you might have been missing vital information that your skin is trying to communicate. Apparently your spots actually come with a message, and the key to decoding is where on your face they’re appearing.
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Cold press juicers: Why you need one and what to buy

Cold Press Juicers – also known as masticating or slow juicers – extract juice by crushing the fruit or vegetables, using slowly rotating gears (augers) and press the juice out through a perforated screen. The result? A more nutrient-dense juice with it’s digestive enzymes all in tact.That’s opposed to a centrifugal juicer, which uses a high-speed metal blade that chops and spins the pulp against a mesh filter. The heat generated by this process oxidises and destroys nutrients and also allows more air to go into the juicer, leaving you with a warm, frothy juice that deteriorates very quickly and has to be consumed immediately.

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Taylor Hill: Everything you need to know about Topshop’s new face

Meet Taylor Hill, the supermodel who’s about to take over your beauty world and Instagram account. Discovered at the age of 14 in a barn in her hometown of Granby, Colorado, Hill has walked the runway for the biggest fashion houses in the industry, including Miu Miu, Versace, Fendi, Chanel, Balmain, Topshop and has been in major campaigns for the likes of H&M, Miu Miu and Juicy Couture.

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