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London Fashion Week: Mimi Tran AW 15

Known for her contemporary style that enhances a woman’s natural beauty and celebrates her femininity, Mimi Tran’s collections of embellished cocktail dresses and evening gowns incorporate only the most luxuriant materials and rely on superior construction for a look that is elegant and sophisticated – with a hint of the sensual. Tran points to a hybrid of European luxury, Hollywood …

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London Fashion Week: Ashley Isham AW15

Ashley Isham found inspiration for his Autumn/ Winter 2015 collection in the creative life of a Nomadic Wanderer. In the Nomadic world, Akvyle discovers dimensionality that has a rich, avant-garde textural flair. It is a world that is opulent in fabric, colour with extravagant ruche that has an extraneously decorative decadent twist. It is the random ways that fabrics and …

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couscous recipe

Recipe: Grilled mackerel with beetroot and raspberry couscous

Another healthy recipe courtesy of seasonal berries. Enjoy x This couscous recipe serves 4 people. Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients 4 mackerel, heads removed, cleaned, about 200 g (7 oz) each Little salt and freshly ground black pepper 200 g (7 oz) couscous 150 g (5 oz) chilled cooked beetroot in natural juices, drained, diced 400 …

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easy cheese tart recipe

Recipe: Blackberry & goat’s cheese tarts

This delightful cheese tarts recipe from Seasonal Berries is super tasty and appropriately tagged ‘Be my Valentine’ Super quick and easy to put together, simply unroll readymade puff pastry and cut into heart shapes with a knife. You don’t even need a special cutter, just draw a heart shape that is about 12cm (5 inches) long and the same wide …

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Beauty Reviews

Review: AVON Skin So Soft Silky Moisture

This AVON Skin So Soft Moisturising Oil is one product that’s caught me by surprise. Back in November, I was looking for a quick alternative moisturising oil for the winter after growing tired my usual shea butter. AVON Skin So Soft Moisturising Oil was supposed to be temporary but 4 months down the line, I’m still using it. It’s easily …

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Rosemary Shrager recipe

Recipe: California Prune and Wheaten Bread

I was at renowned chef Rosemary Shrager’s cooking school recently and this was one of the recipes we tried. It was so easy to make and the bread turned out really well. This California Prune and Wheaten Bread takes about half an hour to make once you have all the ingredients. Enjoy x Ingredients 360g wholemeal, stoneground, medium or coarse …

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Review: Odoyo Waterproof Sports Earphones.

As the saying goes, ‘all good things must come to an end.’ After almost two years, I have had to retire my yurbuds so I’m on the market for new earphones, that is when I came across these Odoyo Waterproof Sports Earphones. With a 3.5mm earphone connector, the manual indicates it works mainly with Apple products but it also works …

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