5 fashion hacks from London’s hottest stars


London has been a global capital of cool since the Swinging Sixties — and it’s still the place to be seen.

So whether you’re dining on delicious dishes at The Chiltern Firehouse or getting down on the dancefloor at Dirty Martini you’ll need that champagne-popping London look.

But you don’t need film-star finances to feel great on your London trip — here are five fashion hacks from some of London’s leading ladies.

Kate Moss

Londoner Kate Moss became a global fashion icon in the 90s and her signature style is still sought-after in celebrity circles.

When she’s pounding pavements between high-powered appointments she slips on a cool khaki jacket matched with skinny jeans.

Topshop has a great high-street version of this military-style jacket — with floral patterning providing a feminine touch.

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne has conquered the world of fashion and moved onto movies — starring in smashes like Valerian and London Fields. Her quirky style shows shades of Ms Moss but she might be even edgier.

Cara favours a natural look but a touch of bronze or charcoal eye makeup enhances her bold iconic brows. And Fragrance Direct stock a London makeup set that allows you to prime your peepers a la Delevingne.

If you forget the colour combo you can follow her lead and get a pair of smoky eyes tattooed on your back.

Emilia Clarke

Brit Emilia Clarke is blazing across small screens worldwide due to her star turn in TV smash-hit Game of Thrones.

But she’s also widely admired in the style stakes — nobody does that ‘subtle but sexy’ look quite like Emilia.

She favours floral patterns and sleek lines on the red carpet —you’ll find similar floral dresses from Oasis at a snip compared to designer price tags.

Emily Blunt

English rose Emily delights audiences worldwide in silver screen dramas like Sicario.

And she oozes an effortless elegance fans just love to emulate.

If you don’t have a bulging bank account you’ll find a classy cut-price version of the embroidered dress she wore to The Girl on the Train premiere from New Look.

And get her classic curls by applying a light hairspray and curling with hot tongs while your hair is still wet.

Kate Beckinsale

Kate’s famous for the sexy leather ensemble she sports in the Underworld movies.

But she’s also admired as the queen of airport glamour.

Grab a pair of palazzo pants and a cool crop top to piggyback on her paparazzi-pleasing look.

You might bump into Kate at trendy London eatery Sexy Fish while you’re in town. And in this outfit you’ll rival her ravishing looks.

You don’t need to mortgage your house to look magnificent in the capital — follow these five fashion hacks and you’ll be the toast of London town.

Who’s your favourite stylish London celebrity? Share your stories in the comments section.

5 A-Listers that got botox (and are all the better for it)


Appearance is everything in Hollywood and most a-listers go to big lengths in order to keep their best looks. Diets, workouts regiment might be your typical a-lister galore but botox injections are also very popular – practically unavoidable these days. You’ll have a tough time finding a celebrity denying using it on a regular basis! While some heavily botoxed looks might be a little questionable (we’re looking at you, Nicole Kidman!), most actors and actresses manage to achieve a conservative, discrete look that simply makes them look more relaxed, less tired and more youthful. Here are some celebrities who just swear by botox injections and are all the more beautiful for it.

  1. Megan Fox

Megan Fox denied for years that she ever got any work done to her face including Botox. But there is no denying than she radically went from plain jane to high-earning bombshell by dramatically altering her face (pout, cheeks and eyebrows) thanks to said injections.

  1. Kim and Kylie Kardashian

Kim Kardashian has simply built her very own brand image thanks to her sleek looks and botox and filler injections have a lot to do with it. In fact, the whole family (at the exception of supermodel Kendall) owes a lot to botox. Iconically, Kim’s little sister Kylie’s cosmetic business reached new heights of success after injecting a hella a lot of fillers into her now much sought-after pout.

It’s now worth millions and the sleek botox look has definitely something to do with it.

  1. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle website Goop isn’t shy of one or two articles praising botox injections as a better alternative to plastic surgery. Despite denying using it for many years in the press and on the web, it seems that the a-lister has finally admitted that the substance was responsible for helping her keeping her youthful looks intact.

  1. Jennifer Lopez

Jenni from the block is now 47 and she’s just never look this good! Botox injections are most certainly a little bit to praise for her radiant looks.

  1. Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock has had a bit of a love affair with botox and dermal injections for many years. A movie darling in the 90’s, she then went through a rough patch with a divorce and one too many cosmetic procedures that altered her face to oblivion and entailed the demise of her career.

Like a phoenix rising out of the flames though, she came back to the front ot the stage a few years later, winning at 50 years old the Most Beautiful Woman award from the magazine People, thanks to a more conservative botox usage.









What Are the Best Fashion Trends of 2016?


In less than a month, 2016 will come to an end and we’ll face another year. So now’s the best time to look back and ask ourselves: what were the best fashion trends that the past 12 months have brought us? Take a look at our list:

Sock boots

Formally known as the Yeezy knit ankle boots, these footwear have made it big this year not just because they’re endorsed by the Kardashian/Jenner sisters but also because they really are pretty. You can get the real deal at $900 per pair or follow YouTube instructional videos to make your own cheap versions.



A staple of 90s and 00s fashion, chokers have made a big comeback in 2016. From the basic black chains to more elaborate versions involving velvet, gold pendants, and Swarovski crystals, these fashion accessories have become a part of many stylish women’s outfits this year.


One of the best things about bralettes is that they can peak through your clothes without ever making you feel like you’re making a fashion faux pas. In fact, with their bold colors and cute designs, these undergarments are actually screaming to be seen. Wear them under a low-cut shirt or, if you’re brave enough, pair them with denim overalls and no shirt!

Double denim

This is usually a fashion no-no, but it seems that 2016 was willing to make an exception. You can opt for the safer option by wearing a darker denim top with lighter jeans or denim skirt (or vice versa). But, if you can pull it off, there’s nothing wrong with wearing denim of the same shade.

Ripped jeans


After they became a hit in the 2000s, ripped jeans were considered to be unfashionable. But now that celebs have taken to wearing them, these holey denims are back to being stylish. Pair them with a tank top and a structured blazer for an ultra-chic look.

These are just some of the pieces that conquered 2016. Wear them while they’re still fashionable and stay on the lookout for 2017’s hottest trends!

The Five Pieces Your SS16 Wardrobe Needs


We all know we need to give our wardrobe a bit of a refresh every season, but the question is how?  Second to ditching your beanie hat and chunky scarf when the sun (finally) comes out, investing in a handful of key trends is the easiest way to keep your capsule collection current. Here’s a breakdown of spring/summer 2016 key pieces that’ll up your game in a matter of seconds.

Off-The-Shoulder Top

Tired of turtlenecks? You’re not alone. Luckily, this season it’s all about off-the-shoulder silhouettes. Spotted all-over your Instagram feed teamed with everything from high-waisted trousers to a midi skirt, it’s time you shrugged off your sleeves and bared those shoulders.

The Slip Dress

Forget bowl cuts and dungarees worn with one strap undone, SS16 pays homage to the 90s with grunge slip dresses that are back and slinkier than ever. Keep it casual with sneakers and layer yours over a simple T-shirt for extra coverage.

Lyst SS16
Lyst SS16

The Backpack

From personalised initials at Burberry to the signature Intrecciato weave at Balenciaga, the humble backpack just got a makeover.  No longer reserved for gap year students and pre-schoolers, going hands-free just got cool. Swap out your oversized clutch and impractical mini bag for one of these, and your back (and wardrobe) will thank you later.

Extra Long Earrings

There’s a place for simple studs in every jewelry collection, but they’re hardly a game changer. This season’s extra long earrings are a different matter. Whether worn with boyfriend jeans and a white shirt or used to elevate an LBD, statement shoulder-grazing earrings are a simple trick to polish up your look.

Haute Slippers

Tired of struggling in your higher than high heels and nursing your aching feet at the end of the day? Trade in yours for SS16’s flat slippers. Super comfortable and easy to slip on, backless mules are one trend you won’t want to see off come autumn/winter.

Save Your Winter Wardrobe with These 5 Cool Hacks


Every fashionista has her daily outfits planned out. Aside from that, every piece is taken with extreme care to ensure they last a long time. But external factors could put unnecessary wear and tear, including the weather. If you think winter is ruining your most prized pieces, here are five brilliant hacks you probably don’t know yet.

Freeze new tights overnight before wearing them.

This could extend the life of your tights. So, how to freeze your opaques? Run them under the faucet. Wring them properly to squeeze the water out. Then, place them in a plastic bag, and pop it in the freezer for a whole night to strengthen the fibers of the tights. Before using them in the morning, thaw them first.

Use home products to soften itchy sweaters.


If your favorite sweater has become itchy due to age, you can soften it by soaking it in mixture of white vinegar and cold water for 15 minutes. Then, gradually pour hair conditioner on the conditioner, gently massaging it. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes. After that, rinse the conditioner out and let your sweater dry.

Freeze sweaters and coats to prevent them from shedding.

It can be embarrassing to wear clothes that are shedding. But instead of not wearing your favorite cashmere, wool or knitted clothing, freeze them before you wear them. This keeps the fiber of your clothes intact.

Hang leather clothing to avoid creases.

Some people fold leather pants or jackets thinking that they don’t need ironing. But doing so could cause creases and ruin your leather clothes. To prevent this from happening, hang them using the hangers with clamps. Use cardboard to protect the material from clamp indents.


Save old stockings or tights with runs by using a stronghold hairspray.

The spray will hold the fibers together and prevent the run from worsening and ruining your hosiery.

Make your winter staples last for several years by using these hacks. That way you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite clothes and save money at the same time.

Here’s How to Grow Your Hair Longer ASAP


Short hairstyles for women are all the rage nowadays. You see a lot of celebrities sporting bobs and pixie cuts now and then. But these hairstyles can grow old and get out of fashion in the future, as fashion constantly changes. For a no-fail haircut that lets you wear any do, long hair is always the answer.

But what if you’ve cut your hair to a pixie? Waiting for it to naturally grow can be such a drag. Thankfully, there are simple ways to help grow your locks ASAP.


Make adjustments to your diet.

Mixing protein and nutrients into your diet improves the condition of your hair. This is because healthy eating strengthens your follicles and prevents each strand from breaking easily. It also helps to incorporate omega-3 oils. So, start packing on fish, nuts and supplements.

Physicians advice though that people should keep their weight stable and to avoid yo-yo dieting or other fad dieting because it can affect the quality of your hair.

Be smart about styling your tresses.

Heat can damage your hair and scalp. So, if you use hair straighteners or curling irons on a regular basis, you can expect your hair to be brittle and dry. Too much exposure to sunlight can cause damage, too, making your locks harder to grow. But by diligently applying deep conditioner, it can regain its former glory.


Use vitamins and condition ingredients.

You can effectively stimulate hair growth by using vitamins and supplements that can help increase the production of enzymes and hormones that allow your hair to grow faster. This helps push regeneration of anti-aging ingredients that can speed up hair growth. Doctors recommend supplements that contain biotin, vitamin C and shark powder.

Avoid too much stress.

Stress can affect hair. This is why you need to get deep-tissue massages every week so your body and mind can relax. Keep in mind that stress can cause your adrenal system to produce more cortisol, which can cause skin and hair problems.

What’s the Fuss over Flash Tats?


Tattoos have long been used to adorn a person’s body, and to make a statement or announce one’s stature or position. This time around, tattoos are mainly for fashion purposes – as a form of art and expression matched with the sophistication of design and style.

As of late, the craze is over flash tattoos or flash tats – jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos for fashion enthusiasts. It’s all about making regular tattoos appeal to the feminine public who don’t like permanent ink under their skin.

flash tat

Unlike regular tattoos, they are primarily for fashion, and can be removed and replaced any given time because well, they are temporary. They are non invasive, too, so putting them on means one does not have to go through the painful process of needle piercing into the skin.

Yes, they are more like those childish tattoo stickers, but far more fashionable. Lasting for up to six days, flash tats are sensitive to soap, sunscreen and just about any skin products, particularly oil-based ones. So needless to say, they would virtually last for a day given that women can’t live without taking a bath or putting on lotion.

Flash tats come in sets or unique packs, depending on the chosen design. One can go wearing a perfectly distinctive flash tat or march to a party with friends of matching flash tats. Yes, there is a pack right for sharing with friends. Well, perhaps friends can take turns putting on the tattoos, right?

flash tat2

Flash tattoos are applicable to all parts of the body where the adhesive works, even the nails. So if styles are small enough for wearing on finger or toenails, users are free to do so. Just make sure the surface is clean, and then with a little water, the tattoo is ready to stick onto the surface for a good couple of hours (or days).

Removing the flash tats is simple and easy – literally just take a bath and scrub your skin with your favorite moisturizing bath gel or soap. And if that isn’t enough, try putting on oil-based skin products (the mortal enemy of flash tats), and gently scrub the tattoo off.

Spring/Summer Hair Trends to Inspire You This Year


Your crowning glory can make a lot of difference in how you look. This means that your hair color or style can should flatter the shape of your face or complement your skin tone. Here are some of the hair trends for this year’s spring and summer.

Caramel Blonde

– if you’re already blonde, add warm tones that give the illusion of a caramelly, buttery feeling. They should be blended well, so ask a professional’s help. This is to avoid creating a striped or ombre look. This is the perfect summer hair color as it looks fresh and natural. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Karlie Kloss and Diane Kruger all have caramel blonde hair.

caramel blonde

Shades of Red

– red is quite major this season. Some of the popular celebrities who sport red hair include Emma Stone and Julianne Moore, who have copper red hair, Julia Roberts with  chestnut red, and Maggie Grace and Jessica Chastain with strawberry red.

Monotonal Brunette

– brunettes should be thankful this year as they don’t need to change their hair color to look fashionable this spring and summer. All they need to do though is to maintain their hair color with regular glosses. Stars with this hair color include Katie Holmes, Anne Hathaway and Olivia Munn, to name a few.

Icy White

– if you want to look like an ice queen, you’ll need to switch to silver shampoo for that ice white shade that has no brassy tones.

icy white

Honey Blonde

– honey-colored hair would be perfect for women with tan skin and glossy lip. Wear it lose for that dreamy look.

Platinum Blonde

– although this hair color is highly susceptible in showing the roots, show off the contrast by pulling your locks in a bun. You can also try an intricate braid to display your multi-tonal blondes.


– this hair color is perfect if you have fine hair types. This is because it gives the hair an illusion of body and volume.

Spring-Summer Makeup Trends 2015 as Seen in AsNTM3


This week’s episode of Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 (AsNTM3) featured a challenge wherein the contestants were to pair up and copy looks from the spring-summer trends of 2015. If you are wondering how to look chic and pretty this upcoming season, here are six amazing and trendy makeup looks for 2015 as featured in AsNTM3, and some tips how to copy the looks:



This look has the addition of snowy features for a luminous and glowing appearance. The model appears to be having the rays of sun, or any light source for that matter, directly brightening up the face. The best makeup to use for this look is iridescent powder with a hint of silver dust applied mostly around the eyes. The lips get an equally luminescent gloss in a blend of two or three pastel tints.


Review is more of an eye makeup with dark, bold colors applied to the eyelids, at times in odd, geometric shapes towards the outer eye area, as well as long and thick lashes. Review is different from the regular smoky eyes in that it is more of a defined art than color blending.

No Make-Up

Barely there makeup pimps up one’s natural look with the aid of subtle makeup. Although the finish product is simple, achieving this look is quite tricky. The face must be thoroughly clean and made free from blemishes. The skin must not appear shiny. The cheeks must have subtle flush using warm peaches or pinks. The brows and lashes make use of clear mascara, and eyelashes applied with subtle hints of browns.

Free Party

This one creates a liberated and sassy look using bold and colorful palettes generally applied to the eye area. The lids and lashes play a huge part to get this look covered mostly in glittering shades of purples, blues and greens.


Scarlet Reduction

This highlights the use of very red lipstick. All other parts of the face display subdued palettes.

Rock Glamour

This look is party-ready, but unlike free party, rock glamour is a mixture of the wild and feisty. This makes use of smoky eyes and dark lip colors, including rich reds, dark browns and even black.

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