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According to global fashion search platform, Lyst, global searches for ‘diaper bag’ are up 74% compared to this time last year.

 It seems a growing number of new mums are taking their cue from the celebrities and investing in designer diaper bags.

Lyst reported a 40% increase in designer diaper carriers styles across their 12,000 partner retailers, and the average diaper bag now sells for a whopping £405.

While all the big names – including Burberry, Versace and Moschino – cater to this market, there is one brand that is leading the way. It is, of course, Gucci. Gucci’s diaper bag was the most viewed bag on Lyst last week (w/c 3rd July).

Hardly suprising considering the bag looks nothing like a traditional diaper bag. Complete with the GG printed pattern and a chic leather trim, the French Fashion house haven’t forgotten about the sensible details- it comes with bottle pockets and a fold-out changing mat. Available in two sizes, you can choose beween a number of colourways and pattern options.

Style points and practicality don’t come cheap though, Gucci’s diaper bags start at approximately £1290. At least with a bag this fashion forward, you would be able to use it long after the nappy changing days are finished…

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The Fashion Circus

Bounteous Mother Nature continually produces new versions of the genetically blessed creatures we idealize so intensely we call them models.

They exist in every place and every population. The challenge is hunting them down.

“I never thought about modeling in my life,” said Mohamed Ali Ibrahim, 18, who appeared in a show for the label Head of State on Monday in New York.

Mr. Ibrahim immigrated to Albany three years ago from Sudan. He was spotted by Head of State’s Nigeria-born designer, Taofeek Abijako, another Albany resident, at his high school prom.

“I saw him and then got someone to find him on Facebook,” Mr. Abijako, 19, said. “I was obsessed.”

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 Phillip Mayberry, 24, was working as a shirtless greeter at a Hollister store in Texas when a scout approached him, as he explained on a cigarette break before the Parke & Ronen show on Wednesday.

A onetime track star with a ripped physique, he was told he would have a great future in modeling, though only if he dropped some weight.

“I’m 6-2, and I was 200 then,” the model said, seeming at ease while clad in nothing but Parke & Ronen underpants. “I lost 30 pounds,” he added, and one result was a job just completed for Italian Vogue. “It wasn’t really that hard. I just count every single calorie.”

Ben Jordan, 22, was at a mall in London mall when someone approached him about modeling. Credit Guy Trebay/The New York Times

Ben Jordan was 18 and on a day trip from his home in Norwich, England, to the Westfield London mall when someone approached him and his father.

He recalled that he didn’t say anything when the scout asked whether he would consider a career in modeling. “My dad just took over and said, ‘Definitely, he would!’” said Mr. Jordan, now 22, who has trod runways covering roughly the circumference of the planet for designers like DSquared2, Dolce & Gabbana and Calvin Klein.Mohamed Ali Ibrahim, 18, was discovered at his high school prom. Credit Guy Trebay/The New York Times

For Harrison Bock, an 18-year-old from Voorhees Township, N.J., the big break came in the gym as he was heading for the showers.

“Is no place sacred?” Mr. Bock was asked.

“Seriously!” the model said backstage at the Parke & Ronen show, making some necessary adjustments to the skintight trunks he had been given to wear. “Until that moment, I never thought about modeling in my life. I was planning to go into the Air Force, for real.”

Harrison Bock, 18, of Voorhees Township, N.J., got his big break in the gym as he was heading for the showers. Credit Guy Trebay/The New York Times
Gray Eberley, 20, from Tenafly, N.J., was that seeming oddity: a young man who recognized in his exceptional looks a potentially marketable entity.

“A friend of the family knew Bruce Weber, and they sent him some pictures,” Mr. Eberley said Tuesday, as he posed barefoot atop a plinth at Skylight Studios wearing a swimsuit and a flowered rubber granny bathing cap.

Phillip Mayberry, 24, was working as a greeter at a Hollister store in Texas when a scout approached him. Credit Guy Trebay/The New York Times

Not surprisingly, the photographer responded to Mr. Eberley’s even-featured, all-American looks and invited him to his compound in the Adirondacks. “Next thing I know, I’m in a car heading out Montauk,” where Mr. Weber has a house, and where Mr. Eberley was photographed for a multipage spread in V Man.

Asked about vagaries of a career in a business subject to overnight shifts in taste and where models, however physically blessed, are commodities with inbuilt expiration dates, Mr. Eberley seemed unfazed.

“It’s all good,” he said. “We’ll just see where it goes.”

How the latest technology can help you get salon

Given that we’re more clued up about our beauty regimes than ever before, it’s no wonder the smart technology once only available in the salon has finally evolved for clever, at-home use. From gel nails to laser hair removal, armed with the knowledge – and now the tools – to achieve professional results for a fraction of the cost and in a lot less time, more and more of us our tackling a range of treatments from the comfort of our own home.

A new survey conducted by Braun Beauty has found that 66 per cent of us are forgoing salons for the DIY approach as appointments are too expensive – with half saying the price takes away our enjoyment of a salon trip. In fact, 97 per cent of women revealed they could save up to £1,200 a year by doing their beauty maintenance themselves. And with 69 per cent of those polled seeing salon treatments as a luxury, spurred on by the possible savings, it’s no surprise so many are taking back control of their beauty regimes.

Of the DIY beauty treatments out there, hair removal was reveal as the most popular with nearly three quarters of those questioned (71 per cent) choosing to do this at home and 26 per cent saying it saves them the most money against salon prices. But how do you get the same results at home?

The Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa with New Body CelluMassager pad (£179.99) combines advanced epilation hair removal with massage and exfoliation heads to offer five outstanding treatments from one device. As well as removing hairs as small as a grain of sand, the exfoliation brush options ensure skin has an ultra-smooth and soft finish. An added deep body massage pad stimulates blood circulation and massages deeper than a standard body brush, visibly improving the skin’s appearance.

Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa with New Body CelluMassager pad, £179.99, Bra

Given that we’re more clued up about our beauty regimes than ever before, it’s no wonder the smart technology once only available in the salon has finally evolved for clever, at-home use. From gel nails to laser hair removal, armed with the knowledge – and now the tools – to achieve professional results for a fraction of the cost and in a lot less time, more and more of us our tackling a range of treatments from the comfort of our own home.

A new survey conducted by Braun Beauty has found that 66 per cent of us are forgoing salons for the DIY approach as appointments are too expensive – with half saying the price takes away our enjoyment of a salon trip. In fact, 97 per cent of women revealed they could save up to £1,200 a year by doing their beauty maintenance themselves. And with 69 per cent of those polled seeing salon treatments as a luxury, spurred on by the possible savings, it’s no surprise so many are taking back control of their beauty regimes.

Of the DIY beauty treatments out there, hair removal was reveal as the most popular with nearly three quarters of those questioned (71 per cent) choosing to do this at home and 26 per cent saying it saves them the most money against salon prices. But how do you get the same results at home?

The Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa with New Body CelluMassager pad (£179.99) combines advanced epilation hair removal with massage and exfoliation heads to offer five outstanding treatments from one device. As well as removing hairs as small as a grain of sand, the exfoliation brush options ensure skin has an ultra-smooth and soft finish. An added deep body massage pad stimulates blood circulation and massages deeper than a standard body brush, visibly improving the skin’s appearance.

Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa with New Body CelluMassager pad, £179.99, Braun

There’s also the Braun FaceSpa with SkinVitaliser pad (£89.99) – which combines facial epilation, cleansing and revitalising systems. With six treatment options available, it offers effective cleansing, a deep and sensitive exfoliating brushes, precision epilation and a beauty sponge head that can be used to apply make-up or skincare products. There’s also a new SkinVitaliser pad with micro-vibrating silicone tips to help boost blood circulation as it gently massages and peels.

FaceSpa with SkinVitaliser pad, £89.99, Braun

Both the Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa with New Body CelluMassager pad and Braun FaceSpa with New SkinVitaliser pad are available at amazon.co.uk

here’s also the Braun FaceSpa with SkinVitaliser pad (£89.99) – which combines facial epilation, cleansing and revitalising systems. With six treatment options available, it offers effective cleansing, a deep and sensitive exfoliating brushes, precision epilation and a beauty sponge head that can be used to apply make-up or skincare products. There’s also a new SkinVitaliser pad with micro-vibrating silicone tips to help boost blood circulation as it gently massages and peels.

FaceSpa with SkinVitaliser pad, £89.99, Braun
Both the Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa with New Body CelluMassager pad and Braun FaceSpa with New SkinVitaliser pad are available at amazon.co.uk

 

Beauty bag

Whether you’re gearing up for a spot of sweaty yoga or a calorie-blasting cardio class, high intensity exercise does a great job at making you feel amazing. But, your hair and skin can often look less than gorgeous post-workout, leaving you in need of some serious freshening up.

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When it comes to your gym beauty bag, you’re pushed for both space and time, but having the right products can make all the difference. The solution? Simplify your pre- and post-exercise beauty regime with essentials that promise to work just as hard as you do, and in half the time.

 

Skyn Iceland, Glacial Cleansing Cloths, £13, Cult Beauty

It’s important to cleanse your skin before and after a workout in order to prevent clogged pores and breakouts, but busting out your full cleansing routine at the gym just isn’t going to happen.

Instead, invest in some ultra-delicate cleansing cloths that will help to detoxify your skin on-the-go. We love Skyn Iceland’s Glacial Cleansing Cloths that are infused with soothing Icelandic glacial waters, coconut oil, oat and amino acid-based surfactants to eliminate dirt and make-up residue.

Eyeko, Sport Waterproof Mascara, £10, Space NK

If you prefer to workout with a slick of mascara, you’ll want to avoid panda eyes by investing in a waterproof formula. Luckily, Eyeko have upgraded their award-winning mascara with a fibre-enriched waterproof formula that creates plumped-up, dramatic lashes that promise to see you through your workout and beyond.

Dry shampoo is an absolute must-have for any gym bunny and our favourite comes from the award-winning team at COLAB. The brand’s new Paradise fragrance gives hair an instant wow-factor even after a serious workout and leaves your locks with a totally tropical, coconut scent.

Spray the quick-fix formula into roots to absorb oil after brushing and you’ll feel effortlessly refreshed in an instant.

 

​A facial spritz is the perfect way to refresh and re-energise after a sweaty gym class as it’s great for hydrating skin and minimising stiffness. Our favourite is Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir which acts like a vitamin shot to the skin giving it an instant burst of radiance.

It also smells amazing thanks to a concoction of extracts of grape, rosemary, orange blossom, rose, myrrh and organic balm mint that also help to minimise your pores.

The last thing you want to do after a sweaty session is load your face with products so if you’re after a bit of coverage on those rosy cheeks opt for a CC cream, BB cream or tinted moisturiser instead.

For a formula that hydrates as well as covers, we suggest investing in By Terry’s Cellularose Moisturising CC Cream. Available in four shades, it adapts to your skin tone, blurs imperfections and also includes vitamin E to protect your skin from ageing environmental factors.

Dress power player

François-Henri Pinault, the chief executive of Kering, the French luxury conglomerate that owns Gucci, Saint Laurent and Brioni, wore a stretched-out zip-up hoodie. So did Mark Pincus, the founder of Zynga. Ron Meyer, vice chairman of NBCUniversal, wore a Mr. Rogers black cardigan and baggy black shorts. Ivanka Trump wore an oversize white shirt, untucked, and skinny jeans. Omid Kordestani, executive chairman of Twitter, wore a Patagonia puffer. Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, wore skinny cargo pants and a cardigan the color of dried mud.

These were some of the outfits modeled at that ultimate showcase of mogul leisure wear formally known as the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference 2017 and more colloquially called “summer camp for billionaires.” It may have ended Sunday, but its style preferences will resonate throughout the rest of the season.

If you want to know how to dress down like a power player during the coming vacation period, there is no better case study, thanks to the distillation of entrepreneurs, executives and influencers brought together every July by the event’s founder, Herb Allen, the better to deal-make and elephant-bump in the rarefied altitudes of the Idaho aerie.

Officially, there is no dress code at the conference beyond “relaxed” — or “humble,” as a regular attendee once told me — though name tags (humble!) are encouraged, along with the gift gear passed out to all attendees: navy or cherry red fleeces, hoodies, vests, polo shirts and baseball caps, so marked by the neat “SV17” logo over the left breast. And while the “no press” policy means less imagery emerges from the event than from, say, red-carpet happenings, enough snaps of schmoozing lords of the universe exiting their cars on arrival or taking the air between meeting sessions get released to provide fairly good intel on how they define off-duty dress.

Which can best be characterized as “calculated schlubbiness.” Or “Who can give the impression they care less about what they wear than the next guy?” Apparently, when you’ve reached the top of the mountain, literal and professional, it’s really about the smarts, people, not the suits

Stacey Bendet, founder of Alice & Olivia, wore her brand’s best looks, including flared jeans, a periwinkle message T-shirt with “Eye Candy” spelled out under black lashed orbs and a matching long lace coat.CreditDrew Angerer/Getty Images

At least as far as the male attendees go. The women, fewer and farther between, seem less inclined to pretend they haven’t thought at all about what they pack. See, for example, Diane von Furstenberg in a perfectly twisted scarf and suede jacket one day, a coordinated navy number and matching trousers the next; Mary Barra, the General Motors chief executive, in a cropped black leather motorcycle jacket over a white T-shirt; and Stacey Bendet, founder of Alice & Olivia and the wife of Eric Eisner, modeling her brand’s best looks, including flared jeans, a periwinkle message tee with “Eye Candy” spelled out under black lashed orbs and a matching long lace coat. Also giant shades with a doppelgänger tote bag and, once, a floor-length red lace dress with picture brim hat. Though in her singularly fashion-forward finery, she was the exception that proved the rule.

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 (She was not the only attendee implicitly promoting her own brand-by-association, however. Ms. Trump wore a pair of Ivanka Trump Evia block-heel mules, currently available for purchase. Originally $99, they have been marked down twice on the Bloomingdale’s website to $55.44. Guess even though she is no longer officially associated with her brand, she still likes to shop there.)

But it is the men, in their “what, this old thing?” rejection of the tailored sartorial culture in which most of them spend their days (the tech crowd excepted), whose attire is the most instructive. The predominant ethos being either the gym clothes shoved in the bottom drawer or back of the closet and then pulled out to meet with the personal trainer in the private gym look, or the “polo and baggy jeans on the back deck where no one can see you” style.

Indeed, the only branded area on the body was really the foot, where Nikes were impossible to obscure, and the bridge of the nose, where the Persols, mirrored aviators and Oliver Peoples rest.

All of which made the few attendees wearing the traditional casual Friday uniform of jacket and shirt seem uptight and prissy (and even worse — old-fashioned) in comparison to their peers.

Even Jared Kushner, of navy-blazer-and-flak-jacket-combo-in-Iraq fame, seemed to have learned one thing from his experience and swapped the blazer for a beige crew neck and jeans. Still, he blended into the crowd better when simply wearing a dark long-sleeve athletic shirt, having traded buttoned-up for loosened-up (or at least as if he were about to head off for a chest-thumping hike up the mountainside).

But that was nothing compared with the extreme relaxers, most notably the tech crowd, for whom dressing down is a natural form of camouflage — obvious thanks to the fact that their T-shirts and jeans actually fit them. (They are the Silicon equivalent of the tailored suit.) The best examples were perhaps Nick Woodman from GoPro in a faded black T-shirt with a playing-card bunny on the front, or Jeff Bezos in a black polo, sleeves straining around his biceps.

Indeed, aside from navy, there was, it’s worth pointing out, a lot of black on display, including on Harvey Weinstein, Daniel Ek of Spotify and Ms. Barra — possibly as much as there is during fashion week. Which is interesting.

There was a lot of black on display, including on Harvey Weinstein. CreditDrew Angerer/Getty Images

You can understand it. After all, this isn’t really “off-duty” at all; it’s faux off-duty. Family may come along for the fun, but attendees are still dressing for one another. To pretend otherwise is disingenuous. And that means that to a certain extent what they wear is being chosen to send a message, and define an attitude.

That being: Who can seem secure enough in their position to look fully unguarded? To not need any of the armor of power — aides or clothes or lawyers or polished shoes. To expose their soft underbelly (or loose underbelly as the case may be), the better to appear open and uncalculated with their peers.

Of course, if the rest of us adopted the same strategy, we might just look sloppy. A better takeaway is simple: Truth is, when it comes to casual clothing, we are all as subject to the effects of peer pressure and herd instinct as we are when it comes to professional clothing. It’s just at the opposite extreme.

The boyband staple

The latest in a long line of 90s comebacks – think belly-baring crop tops, chokers and Calvin Klein undies – hair highlights for men are in the midst of a revival.

Once considered a boyband staple, ‘frosted tips’, more commonly known as ‘guylights,’ were the look du jour for some of the most eligible men of the moment – we’re looking at you, Justin Timberlake – but recently, they’ve been cropping up all over the place.

And, what’s even more surprising is that we don’t particularly hate it

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Similar to highlights, this style is achieved by bleaching just the ends of hair strands, leaving the impression that one’s hair has been ‘frosted.’

Most recently, the look has been adopted by the likes of Chris Evans on the cover of L’Uomo Vogue, John Mayer, Niall Horan and YouTube sensation Alfie Deyes.

But just because it looks good on them doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll suit you.

Instead of looking directly to 90s heartthrobs for inspiration, stylists believe that the highlight resurgence is a reaction to more severe hair trends that have dominated for the past few years such as grey, platinum and structured barbershop locks.“For a while, everything was bold and demanded attention,” Tyson Kennedy, co-owner of Cutler Salon in NYC told GQ.

“We had slicked-back undercuts with shiny pomades and tight fades, lots of really strong looks.”

As a result, this new trend allows guys to emphasise their strands without going too OTT.

Still not convinced? Well you’re not alone because ‘frosted tips’ appear to have completely divided the internet.

While some say that they would definitely give it a go, others beg for them to be left where the belong.

“Saw a young boy with frosted tips today and y’all for about .2 seconds I thought about getting frosted tips,” one person tweeted.

While another added, “Why are frosted tips coming back, keep that s*** in 2001.”

The childhood favourite is anything but juvenile

With summer comes the usual seasonal hairstyles – think tousled beach waves, slick ponytails and breezy braids. But this time round these looks are set to be finished off with perhaps the most stellar of hair accessories: the oversized bow.

If the last time you wore a bow in your hair it cast a flashback to butterfly clips and Velcro shoes, then it’s time to rethink how you dress up your tresses because this look is no longer reserved just for the toddler set.

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Believe it or not this trend isn’t really anything new. Back in 2013 Celine’s Autumn/Winter 2013 ads saw model Daria Werbowy sport an insouciantly tied bow in her dishevelled bun that complimented the oversized feel of the collection.

It was playful, sharp and anything but juvenile.

Fast forward four years and the elaborate use of bows has re-enterted the fashion landscape with Dolce & Gabbana, once again, proving that they do hair accessories better than anyone else.

For Spring/Summer 2017, the fashion house sat a stack of social media stars and millennial influencers front row – Lionel Ritchie’s daughter, Sofia and Jude Law’s son, Rafferty among them. But not even they could outshine the jaw-dropping headpieces that graced the runway.

Gucci’s headband came larger-than-life and crafted from bubblegum pink satin (Rex Features)

Here, hairstylist Guido Palau showcased various types of large hair accessories placed right on top of model’s heads for an old Italy feel.

The most elegant of which was a polka dot silk hairband, twisted up and around a chignon to form an exaggerated bow.

Mini Gingham Headband, £6, topshop.com

Similarly, Gucci’s model’s sported a range of hairstyles but all were dramatically embellished.

A far cry from the demure black ribbon seen elsewhere, the Gucci headband came larger-than-life and crafted from bubblegum pink satin.

Hairband with a Bow, £6.99, hm.com

So, how do you wear a hair bow the grown up way?

The trick here is to consider how you’re styling your locks because while a sleek high bun might verge on ballerina, pairing a bow with bed-head hair perfectly straddles sweet and sultry.

The perfect time to nab that dress

The colossal spending frenzy where big-name retailers slash their prices has officially begun and while it’s a given that most of your favourite stores will join in if you’re going to make the most of it, you need to do your homework.

The perfect time to indulge in some retail therapy and nab that dress you’ve been eyeing up for a while, some brands can be pretty secretive about their discounts, leaving it until the last possible minute before giving anything away.

So, whether you’re one of many brave sale-seekers hitting the high street or you’re staying in and surfing the world-wide-web there are few things to keep in mind.

 

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Firstly, many of these deals are only available for a limited time so keep note of the dates and prioritise your shopping time accordingly.

Similarly, while the temptation to add things to your basket willy-nilly is oh so real, a stack of cheap items soon starts to add up so make a list of things you definitely want or set yourself a realist budget, and stick to it.

Luckily, we’ve saved you a scouring stint and put together a list of the crème de le crème of fashion and beauty bargains you’re not going to want to miss.

Aspinal of London

​If it’s luxury leather goods you’re after pay Aspinal of London a visit either online or in-store and you could save an impressive 60 per cent of selected items including women’s purses, handbags and men’s wallets. Our top pick is The Lottie Purse in cool peppermint green with an impressive 50 per cent off. Now the slimline leather purse can be yours for just £70.

 

Charlotte Olympia

Quirky designer Charlotte Olympia is kicking off with some serious savings of up to 50 per cent on everything from high heels and summer sandals to bags and accessories. For a stand-out pair of platforms that promise to get you noticed pick up the Brazilian Bombshell for £510 and a saving of 60 per cent.

 

Cos Stores

“Our sale is here, but not for long,” warns Cos, so if you’re looking to save up to 50 per cent on their range of super-slick pieces you better be quick. If you’re going to pick up one item we suggest the Wide Belt Shirt Dress with a blue gingham design for just £55 down from £79.

 

Daisy London

Designer of the iconic Chakra range, Daisy London is offering up to 70 per cent of sale items including bracelets, earrings and necklaces. Our sale pick is the sterling silver Vine Necklace that has been reduced to £44.50.

 

Dune London

Summer is the perfect excuse to invest in some new shoes but that doesn’t mean they have to break the bank. Thankfully, Dune London have added further reductions to their sale with up to 50 per cent of both ladies and men’s footwear. Just in time for the heatwave we suggest picking up Steve Madden’s Ruffle Detail Sliders for just £22. Our favourite is pink but they’re also available in black or gold for £26.

 

Harvey Nichols

The luxury department store is offering impressive discounts across womenswear and menswear both online and in-store now, with up to 50 per cent off.

 

Hobbs

Looking to update your summer wardrobe? Then head over to Hobbs where you could save up to 70 per cent on tops, dresses, shoes and accessories. We think this Twitchell dress in yellow is ideal for all your summer events from family barbeques to weddings. What’s more, it only costs £69.

 

Joseph

British-based luxury fashion label has now introduced further reductions to it’s summer sale where you can enjoy up to 60 per cent off the latest spring summer 2017 collection. One for the men here – pick up a pair of versatile Light Cotton Jack Shorts in neutral clay brown for £100, saving yourself an impressive £95.

 

Mango

A brand which has really taken off this year, Mango has up to 50 per cent off womenswear, menswear and kids both online and in-store right now. For a bag that promise to see you through all seasons, we love Mango’s Cross-body Pebbled Bag in Sky Blue for a bargain £9.99.

 

Mulberry

With a sale that started on 12th June, Mulberry’s sale includes discounts of up to 50 per cent on women’s and men’s bags, accessories and womenswear. If you’re looking for a piece that won’t break the bank, we suggest investing in the brand’s Credit Card Slip that has been reduced from £100 to £70.

 

River Island

For the latest fashion trends head over to River Island where you could save up to 50 per cent on womenswear, menswear, girls and boys clothing. Make sure you’re right on trend and pick up River Island’s Pink Floral Embroidered Kimono for £20.

 

Topshop​

Arguably one of the most in-demand sales of the summer, Topshop are constantly adding further lines to their already extensive collection of bargains. Head to your nearest store or visit the website for savings of up to 50 per cent. Step into summer with style and snap up Topshop’s Reena Embroidered Tie Sandals for just £25 down from £52.

 

Urban Outfitters

A favourite for everything from womenwear, menswear and home, you could save an impressive 75 per cent by shopping at Urban Outfitters in-store and online. Still in need of some sunnies for your summer holiday? Well, you’re in luck because you can now get your hands on a pair of Modern Squared-Off Round Sunglasses for just £11.

 

Very Exclusive

Luxury fashion site Very Exclusive has given it’s sale a boost with further reductions up to 60 per cent on designer brands like DKNY, Joseph and Hobbs. If it’s a designer bargain you’re after, we suggest picking up the Karl Lagerfeld Chain Handbag which has been reduced from £285 to £114.

 

Warehouse

It’s time to clear some space in your wardrobe because high street favourite Warehouse has some serious bargains. Right now, you can save up to 70 per cent off denim, skirts, dresses and accessories. Take the hassle out of summer dressing with the Dash Stripe Wrap dress for £25. Wear yours with a pair of slides and cinch at the waist.

Whistles

Now’s the time to bag that dreamy summer dress you’ve had your eye on because Whistles has a sale online and in-store with savings of up to 50 per cent on selected styles. For a piece that will see you through every season invest in the Agnes Biker jacket in cream for £235 down from £330. With a boxy fit and flattering silhouette it promises to go with almost anything in your wardrobe.

The clothes are just irrelevant

A candid interview in which British Vogue’s former fashion director said she was fired from the title has been mysteriously removed from the internet.

Ever since the announcement that long-standing editor Alexandra Shulman was to be replaced by stylist Edward Enninful, it became clear that a new era was dawning at the glossy title. Especially as two other departures swiftly followed: managing editor of 24 years Frances Bentley left on the same day, and fashion director Lucinda Chambers announced that she was to step down four months later.

But now, in an extremely open interview with Vestoj, Chambers has said that she was fired – a decision which she said took bosses just “three minutes” to carry out.

In an article published on the “critical thinking” fashion website, Chambers, 57, said she had been fired six weeks ago by Enninful.

“A month and a half ago I was fired from Vogue,” she says. “It took them three minutes to do it. I didn’t leave. I was fired.”

British Vogue has since responded, saying: “It’s usual for an incoming editor to make some changes to the team,” the publication told The Independent.

“Any changes made are done with the full knowledge of senior management.”

The interview was promptly taken down as soon as it began to gain traction on social media – a move the site says was due to the “sensitive nature” of the article.

But, Vestoj has since re-published it in its entirety with the hopes that it will spark a discussion which might, in the words of Chambers, “lead to a more empowering and useful fashion media.”

Entitled, “Will I Get a Ticket?”, Chambers went on to slam some of the magazine’s decisions – particularly when it came to advertising.

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“The June cover with Alexa Chung in a stupid Michael Kors T-shirt is crap,” she admits.

“He’s a big advertiser so I knew why I had to do it. I knew it was cheesy when I was doing it, and I did it anyway.”

Then, she shed light on the employment of a fashion editor who, according to Chambers, was employed despite being a “terrible stylist”.

 

“In fashion you can go far if you look fantastic and confident — no one wants to be the one to say ‘but they’re crap’.”

But, perhaps the most revealing extract of the entire interview came when Chambers exposed the reality of the publication she had worked for, for 36 years.

Here, she admitted that she hadn’t “read Vogue in years”, slating the clothes as “irrelevant” and “ridiculously expensive”.

“There are very few fashion magazines that make you feel empowered. Most leave you totally anxiety-ridden.

“Truth be told, I haven’t read Vogue in years. The clothes are just irrelevant for most people – so ridiculously expensive.

“I know glossy magazines are meant to be aspirational, but why not be both useful and aspirational? That’s the kind of fashion magazine I’d like to see.”

The clothes are just irrelevant’

A candid interview in which British Vogue’s former fashion director said she was fired from the title has been mysteriously removed from the internet.

Ever since the announcement that long-standing editor Alexandra Shulman was to be replaced by stylist Edward Enninful, it became clear that a new era was dawning at the glossy title. Especially as two other departures swiftly followed: managing editor of 24 years Frances Bentley left on the same day, and fashion director Lucinda Chambers announced that she was to step down four months later.

But now, in an extremely open interview with Vestoj, Chambers has said that she was fired – a decision which she said took bosses just “three minutes” to carry out.

In an article published on the “critical thinking” fashion website, Chambers, 57, said she had been fired six weeks ago by Enninful.

“A month and a half ago I was fired from Vogue,” she says. “It took them three minutes to do it. I didn’t leave. I was fired.”

British Vogue has since responded, saying: “It’s usual for an incoming editor to make some changes to the team,” the publication told The Independent.

“Any changes made are done with the full knowledge of senior management.”

The interview was promptly taken down as soon as it began to gain traction on social media – a move the site says was due to the “sensitive nature” of the article.

But, Vestoj has since re-published it in its entirety with the hopes that it will spark a discussion which might, in the words of Chambers, “lead to a more empowering and useful fashion media.”

Entitled, “Will I Get a Ticket?”, Chambers went on to slam some of the magazine’s decisions – particularly when it came to advertising.

“The June cover with Alexa Chung in a stupid Michael Kors T-shirt is crap,” she admits.

“He’s a big advertiser so I knew why I had to do it. I knew it was cheesy when I was doing it, and I did it anyway.”

Then, she shed light on the employment of a fashion editor who, according to Chambers, was employed despite being a “terrible stylist”.

“In fashion you can go far if you look fantastic and confident — no one wants to be the one to say ‘but they’re crap’.”

But, perhaps the most revealing extract of the entire interview came when Chambers exposed the reality of the publication she had worked for, for 36 years.

Here, she admitted that she hadn’t “read Vogue in years”, slating the clothes as “irrelevant” and “ridiculously expensive”.

“There are very few fashion magazines that make you feel empowered. Most leave you totally anxiety-ridden.

“Truth be told, I haven’t read Vogue in years. The clothes are just irrelevant for most people – so ridiculously expensive.

“I know glossy magazines are meant to be aspirational, but why not be both useful and aspirational? That’s the kind of fashion magazine I’d like to see.”