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monthly favourites: august

September 3, 2014 in beauty, entertainment, fashion, recipes by Lauren

August Favourites

Fashion: When a friend decided to host a white party, I was in trouble because I don’t do all white. Ever. There are multiple reasons for this but it boils down to (a) I’m a klutz and (b) I’m pasty so don’t look good in it. Fortunately H&M came to the rescue with a cheap but stylish white lace dress that was summery party perfection (1). I may even pull it out again for regular parties…

Face: Nobody likes a full face of make-up in summer (well, at least I don’t!) but when you want to feel a bit special, a sheer red lip can be just the ticket. I fell head over heels for Lipstick Queen’s Aloha (2) and, as it’s limited edition, I recommend you grab your own quick smart!

Food: The weather started to cool down a little earlier than I’d hoped, but I decided to embrace the temperatures by cooking up Adeline and Lumiere’s fantastic pumpkin, goat cheese and caramelised onion pizza (3). This recipe is very straight-forward, and it tastes like you slaved in the kitchen for hours!

Film: How can you not love Guardians of the Galaxy? (4). It was so much fun to watch and despite the fact that it was an all-out, space-fantasy story (AKA not my usual scene), I loved it!

Flashback: Over the final days of summer, I really enjoyed re-reading the post from 2012 about five must-pack items for a beach break (5).

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friday film: how to shoot a vogue cover

August 22, 2014 in entertainment by Lauren

It’s that time of year when The September Issues hit the shelves and to promote Vogue UK’s edition, the magazine has created a short film directed by photographer Mario Testino.

Cara Delevingne looks amazing as she shows us exactly how to shoot a Vogue cover. And if you’re wondering who created the fantastic backing track, it’s by female rock duo Deap Vally. Happy Friday!

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beauty spot: summer holiday essentials

August 13, 2014 in beauty by Lauren

Summer beauty essentials

Summer holiday season is upon us so I thought it was a good time to share my summer beauty essentials. Whether you’re splashing in the surf, lazing by the pool or strolling around an exotic village, there are a few things every girl needs to carry in her luggage.

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in the news: farewell robin williams

August 12, 2014 in news by Lauren

Robin Williams

Today the world lost a star so bright and full of life that it’s hard to believe. And while on the outside, Robin Williams was brimming with humour and warmth, we learn today that inside he may have been losing a battle.

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in the news: buy victoria beckham’s clothes

August 5, 2014 in fashion, news by Lauren

Victoria Beckham has teamed up with The Outnet for the mother of all sales – which makes sense, given the proceeds will be going to charity mothers2mothers!

That’s right, Mrs Beckham has selected over 600 pieces from her personal wardrobe to auction on 20-25 August, including hats, shoes, bags, jewelry, designer ready-to-wear, costume pieces, coats, skiwear and evening dresses. (Let’s take a moment to contemplate the fact that she has 600 items to sell – I have serious wardrobe envy!) The designers of the items read like a veritable who’s who of the fashion world: Roberto Cavalli, Alexander McQueen, Roland Mouret… the list goes on!

But let’s not forget this is for charity, and such a worthy one at that. The funds raised will help mothers2mothers’ Mentor Mothers reach even more HIV-positive mothers with critical health education and support, to stay healthy and protect their babies from HIV infection.

You need to register if you want the chance to take part in the auction. Watch the video below to learn more.

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