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What's on your New Year's resolution list?

At the end of every year I promise myself that I'm not going to buy into the whole New Year's resolution thing. And every year, despite my best efforts not to, I always end up making at least one quiet resolution for myself.... Read more »

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Retailers want to talk to you, and they want you to talk back, writes Disneyrollergirl

Disneyrollergirl writes: A chat with a retail expert recently revealed that customers are super-cautious. They don't trust anyone at the moment, least of all anyone who is trying to sell them something. Banks? Forget... Read more »

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Disneyrollergirl mulls over the marriage between menswear and womenswear

Disneyrollergirl writes: Each menswear season I take more and more interest. Is it me or is menswear and womenswear becoming ever converged? This season we saw candy-coloured suits at Wintle , drop-crotch floral... Read more »

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Flying Saucer gives top tips to beat summer holiday boredom

Looks like Big Brother's Kayley could have used Flying Saucer's tips! You've spent months, maybe weeks, moaning about exams and looking forward to the summer holidays. Now they're finally here and you're bored! Apart... Read more »

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Affordable luxury is the new black, writes Disneyrollergirl

Disneyrollergirl writes: "Wow, everything's suddenly so cheap, I'm quite loving this recession!" rejoiced a friend of mine recently, perusing the prices in the Selfridges sale. While I wouldn't quite put it like... Read more »

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'It's not just clothes' Disneyrollergirl defends the fashion industry

Disneyrollergirl writes: If I hear one more person say "it's just clothes" when discussing fashion, the fashion industry or any drama therein, I think I'll explode in an eruption of Christopher-Kane-print-style... Read more »

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Disneyrollergirl backs team Vogue in the size zero debate

Disneyrollergirl writes: The size zero debate is one that refuses to go away and this week it's back in fashion like a particularly stubborn slogan tee. This time it's to do with a letter penned by Vogue's Alexandra... Read more »

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Disneyrollergirl contemplates summer's flowers-with-everything trend

Disneyrollergirl writes... Holy Obama, when did the fash-pack suddenly get into gardening? At a big birthday bash two weeks ago, the pre-clubbing chit-chat wasn't about Ibiza or Croatia but the merits of growing your... Read more »

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Disneyrollergirl anticipates the high heel climb-down

The anti uber-heel trend is gaining pace. Initiated by MObama , it has polarised designers and high street. Kurt Geiger insists there is still mileage in Jenga-style platform shoes yet Rupert Sanderson does a... Read more »

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Fur Coat Rachael tells us about her favourite metal fashion bloggers

Fur Coat, No Knickers ' Rachael writes... I love heavy metal. More than pugs or pizza or beer or fashion. You might not know it to look at me, but beneath the usually floral-decked exterior, lies a solid metal... Read more »

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Mademoiselle Robot's dream Summer wardrobe

Summer dresses pick Around Christmas, I started thinking about what I would like to wear this Summer. I don't have any specific items in mind, just a few colours, fabrics & motifs. I am normally a black and grey with... Read more »

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Disneyrollergirl is loving the new designer-high street love-in

When I got the memo that Ann-Sofie Back had signed up with Cheap Monday to head its design team in Sweden, I was so excited I nearly choked on my Dr Karg crispbread. After the previous appointments of Jil Sander at... Read more »

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GFW competition: Win tickets to the Graduate Fashion Week Gala Show

Graduate Fashion Week fever has hit CQ towers, we can't wait to see the fruits of three of four years labour from students around the UK. We've also got something for you, dear readers, to get excited about. The GFW... Read more »

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American Apparel take fashion extremism to a hole new level, geddit?

I spend more time than is probably advisable lurking around online fashion communities, and without a doubt the singular most boring (but recurring) topic is people picking up on some slightly 'different' item from Topshop... Read more »

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The Week That Was: Cannes craziness, Beyoncé does a Gaga, Preen and Marios Schwab at LFW

Another week down and I am just about all Cannes'd out. Here is your weekly dose of fashion news, written in handy dot points for your reading pleasure. Cannes, Cannes, Cannes! I may not have been sunning myself... Read more »

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Mademoiselle Robot: How to wear denim shorts

Today, Mademoiselle Robot gives us three ways to sport our denim shorts. Oooooh, denim shorts... We thought they would be a passing trend, a Daisy Duke kinda fad. For a while, they were in every single magazine, on... Read more »

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Disneyrollergirl wants a taste of the high-low life

Having spent the last few years craving luxury, I've almost had my fill. I said almost . The Chanel flap bag and Hermes watch were both totally worth saving for and the novelty still hasn't worn off the Valextra... Read more »

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Oasis Designer Collective: Flying Saucer says support graduates

Oasis have teamed up with university graduates to create a range of summer pieces at high street prices. The Oasis Designer Collective takes the work of three print graduates in a range of key pieces, the students... Read more »

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Let your inner hippy guide you to high-fashion looks

The fine line between hipster and hippy has been softly blurring for a couple of years now, culminating with Martin Margiela's epic horse print tee last season. But why pay £600+ for a designer shirt when the real... Read more »

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The Week That Was: Alexa Chung mania, Anna Friel to fill Audrey Hepburn's shoes, Carla Bruni eyes up YSL home

Let's get straight into it, shall we? Here is the best (and worst) of this week's fashion news... Flying the flag for us this week was Alexa Chung . On Thursday, she scored a mega write-up in Women's Wear Daily... Read more »

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Flying Saucer thinks the Saturdays can save your weekend

Just in time for the weekend Flying Saucer brings you her dispatches from the high street: Across the UK there's a trend brewing in night clubs: girls in identcal LBDs, each with brightly coloured tights... Read more »