Finding the right Christmas gift at the right price can be a challenge but if you're a shopper who's both canny and has a conscience, why not try Oxfam? In addition to their clothes and accessories, the charity's shops have a range of gifts costing between a couple of pounds to £20 – meaning you reduce your spending while both delighting your loved ones and helping to save lives and support people who are less well off around the world.
IRISH textile company Dúinn Designs, known for patterns depicting Celtic myths, legends and places of interest, has created a 'Skelligs' range of scarves and home-wear inspired by the Skellig islands, off the Co Kerry coast.
WHY is it that in summer our nails are long, strong and practically invincible, but as soon as we get the first whiff of winter in the air they start snapping like nobody's business? "With winter setting in, nails take a pummelling from the dropping temperature outdoors and the dry atmosphere indoors," says Pupinder Ghatora, pharmacist and co-founder of Ingenious Beauty.
IT'S Christmas Jumper Day on Friday December 15, when we're all encouraged to sport our finest festive knitwear to work and 'make the world better with a sweater' by donating money to Save the Children.
BILLY Joel's Uptown Girl is ringing out as Trish McEvoy takes to the stage on the fifth floor of Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, while an audience of around 40 women, seated at tables – each with their own illuminated make-up mirror – claps along.
DARK, dramatic and decorative, the fairy tale-inspired gowns that hit the AW17 catwalks at Valentino and Simone Rocha were truly breathtaking, and had us wishing summer away so we could pour ourselves into one of these gothic winter wonders.
So, how's the Christmas shopping going then? With just a month to go until the big day, the shops are certainly busier, the queues are noticeably longer and there's already a smell of desperation in the air.
IF you were told you could only use three make-up products for the rest of your life (a truly terrifying prospect, of course), mascara would probably be one of your picks, wouldn't it? Because we can all agree that there's no faster way to make you look fresh-faced and wide awake, even when you're feeling far from it.
WHILE velvet and suede have come roaring back into fashion in recent years, their cousin corduroy has remained a style pariah, encumbered by associations with 1970s smart-casual businessmen and geography teachers (of all eras).
WITH her flawless skin, dark eyes and newly blonde pixie crop, Frankie Bridge is undeniably gorgeous, but it's refreshing to hear that when it comes to beauty regimes, the TV presenter and Saturdays singer doesn't subscribe to the 'I woke up like this' stock response.