Donald Trump just made a joke about Ivanka Trump’s surname and everyone is confused

Donald Trump just made a joke about Ivanka Trump’s surname and everyone is confused


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Donald Trump never fails to be controversial, and from his greeting the Queen with a handshake to making friends with Putin, the past week has been no exception.

Someone who is bearing the brunt of this backlash is his daughter and political advisor, Ivanka Trump.

The 36-year-old is a controversial figure, publicly ridiculed and made unwelcome from joining women-led movements like the Time’s Up campaign after condoning and even promoting her father’s policies.

That’s right. While Donald Trump is definitely her biggest fan, even saying he would date her if she wasn’t his daughter, the rest of the world isn’t so convinced – with Ivanka reportedly even taking to cycling in the dark to avoid being ambushed.

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Donald Trump shared his thoughts this week on what the problem was. His answer? Her surname.

Yes, they have the same surname – and it’s all very confusing, but according to the president, it’s the Trump name that is holding her back.

Praising his daughter after she spoke at a cabinet meeting to discuss the launch of the National Council for the American Worker this week, Donald announced, ‘Wow. So if that were “Ivanka Smith,” the press would say that was totally brilliant. As Ivanka Trump they’ll say, “Oh, she was OK.”’

After laughter from the room, he repeated, ’That was really great. Unbelievable.’

So, what you’re saying Mr President, is that you and your name are holding your daughter back?

Well we didn’t expect that.

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It looks like Prince William has taken Kate on the holiday she needs

It looks like Prince William has taken Kate on the holiday she needs


And the whole family is along for the ride.

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The Duchess of Cambridge‘s past few months have undoubtedly been busier than most – it’s hardly surprising therefore that she’s taking a couple of months off.

Giving birth to a baby prince and introducing him to the world hours later in heels and perfect make up would be enough. But she has also had her wedding anniversary, Princess Charlotte‘s third birthday and her sister Pippa Middleton’s baby news to celebrate. Not to mention the royal wedding and the Queen’s two birthdays.

The 36-year-old initially laid low in her Kensington Palace home with her family of five after Prince Louis‘ birth, but royal fans were concerned when the Duchess of Cambridge seemed to cut her maternity leave short, attending the royal wedding, the Queen’s official birthday celebrations and this month, Wimbledon.

Luckily, it looks like she has been whisked off on a relaxing holiday to get some rest, with it reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken their three children on holiday to Mustique.

The Caribbean island is a favourite of the royals, operating a no fly over policy, with Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton reportedly vacationing there most years.

The Cambridges were reportedly spotted by royal fans arriving at St Lucia airport, where they boarded a private plane for Mustique – and apparently they weren’t alone, with Kate’s parents and sister Pippa Middleton also spotted.

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It’s not the first time Kate and Wills have joined the Middletons in the Caribbean, spending some time in Mustique before Princess Charlotte’s birth in 2015, and while Kate was pregnant with Prince George in 2013.

And to make their first holiday as a family of five even more special, Prince George turns five on Sunday, so there are sure to be lots of tropical celebrations for the prince.

Wishing the Cambridges a happy holiday – please send photos!

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Beauty Bytes: Anne-Marie On Weird Sandwiches, Her Love For Moisturiser And Sharing The Stage With Ed Sheeran

Beauty Bytes: Anne-Marie On Weird Sandwiches, Her Love For Moisturiser And Sharing The Stage With Ed Sheeran


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In this edition of Beauty Bytes, I sat down with chart topper Anne-Marie. She’s the platinum blonde songstress who has some of the catchiest pop tunes I’ve heard in a really long time. She’s partnered up with Vo5 to launch a range of hair styling products just in time for the festival season. We chatted about fame, karate and Philadelphia.

KT: WHAT’S THE WORST BEAUTY TREND YOU’VE EVER TRIED?

AM: I reckon it’s the eyebrows. There was a point when eyebrows were considered cool if they were really thin. I did that and looking back now, it didn’t look so good!

KT: WHAT’S THE BEST BEAUTY ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

AM: I think mine is probably to take my make-up off every night before going to sleep, because I feel like that’s really helped my skin. Also I just take it off with a warm flannel and water instead of like soap or products.

KT: WHAT’S THE BEST BEAUTY PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION YOU’VE EVER HAD?

AM: I have a moisturising cream called Weleda Skin Food and it’s just the best moisturiser I’ve ever had in my life.

KT: THAT’S REALLY THICK!

AM: It’s really thick and I use it over my body. I think it was my make-up artist; she had it there while she was doing my make-up once and I was like, “what is this?I started using it and have been telling everyone about it ever since.

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KT: THE HOUSE IS BURNING AND YOU HAVE TO GRAB THE MOST IMPORTANT PRODUCT YOU HAVE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

AM: Either my Weleda or lip balm, because my lips get so dry!

KT: YOU HAVE TO PICK ONE HAIRSTYLE, ONE MAKE-UP LOOK AND ONE NAIL COLOUR FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHICH DO YOU CHOOSE?

AM: Hairstyle would probably be braids, like French plaits down the side of my head, because they’re really easy and look really pretty. Make-up would probably be the ‘natural look’ where it doesn’t look like you’ve got make-up on but you have. And nail colour probably like a nude colour, like a beige because it goes with everything. I used to love black nail varnish, because I thought that went with everything, but then it just got a bit much so I’ve learnt not to do that so much anymore.

 

KT: RIGHT, IT’S THE FESTIVAL SEASON: YOU DON’T WANT TO LOOK THE SAME AS EVERY OTHER PERSON THERE, SO WHAT BEAUTY LOOK WOULD YOU GO FOR?

AM: This is so hard because I love glitter so much! I actually think I’d probably do sleek hair with like waves at the bottom. I’ve had it before and I feel like you could make it festival-y if you added some of the Vo5 shimmers to the roots.

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KT: WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 BEST BEAUTY BRANDS AND WHY?

AM: I’d say Weleda for the Skin Food, Vo5 for their Tame & Shine spray, it’s the best shine hairspray. There are lots of similar ones that I’ve used for TV, but this one actually holds. And my final one would be Starskin, because I’ve recently discovered their face masks. I use them every day as I’m so tired and I need to look good. I use all of them, but the diamond one is my favourite.

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KT: HOW DO YOU LOOK AFTER YOUR SKIN? CAN YOU TALK US THROUGH YOUR MORNING AND EVENING ROUTINE?

AM: What I do is try not to wear makeup for as long as possible. I wake up, put some moisturising cream on and try to keep it like that all day until I have to put makeup on. As soon as I’m done with what I’m doing in the day, I take my makeup off straight away. I try to keep my skin breathing as much as possible. That’s a big thing, as I never used to leave the house without makeup on, so this is a big thing for me!

KT: AND HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR MAKEUP OFF? YOU SAID THAT YOU USE WARM WATER AND A FLANNEL?

AM: Yep, I just take my makeup off with a wet flannel and just water. I’ve done it my whole life, from a young kid. I do use face wipes sometimes. Everything I use is for sensitive skin.

KT: HOW ABOUT EXERCISE? HOW OFTEN DO YOU WORK OUT AND WHAT DO YOU DO?

AM: I try and work out as much as possible. On tour it’s hard to find the time. When I’m at hotels I just try and use the hotel gym. being on stage is a workout in itself, especially the stages that Ed Sheeran is performing on. (Anne-Marie is currently supporting Ed Sheeran on his world tour.) I’m just running around, keeping everyone entertained. I honestly get tired just being on stage, so it is a workout for me!

I like him more than I like a lot of things. But he’s still a mug @teddysphotos

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KT: IF YOU WEREN’T ON TOUR AND IF YOU HAD ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD, ARE THERE ANY CLASSES YOU WOULD PARTICULARLY WANT TO DO OR WOULD YOU JUST HEAD TO THE GYM?

AM: I would go to karate as that is a whole body workout. (Anne-Marie is a triple world karate champion.) Other than that though, I do love going to lessons because I do tend to push myself harder when someone is watching, when I’m on my own I’m just like meh. Anything that involves music, doing it to a beat, that’s best for me.

KT: IF YOU’RE SHORT ON TIME, WHAT ARE THREE BEAUTY THINGS YOU’LL DO BEFORE LEAVING THE HOUSE?

AM: Definitely moisturise my face. I just love moisturising cream! I’ll probably get lip balm on, as my lips just get so dry – I’m not sure why, I probably need to drink more water. And then finally brush my hair. When I sleep, I move around a lot as I wake up and my hair is crazy.

KT: HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE BEAUTY?

AM: I think I would have to say having confidence. Confidence is beautiful and you can feel it and see it. You don’t have to be wearing particular clothes to look good, you can just see it. It’s a natural thing, it comes from within. Maybe some people see beautiful as an outside thing, but for me beauty is someone being kind and generous. It’s definitely something you can feel.

KT: WHAT IS A BEAUTY SECRET THAT YOU CAN REVEAL TO OUR READERS?

AM: Take your makeup off everyday before you sleep. So many people don’t do it! I used to sleep in makeup as a teenager, but I see it like this: when you’re wearing make-up, your skin has essentially got a coat on. You wouldn’t sleep in a coat would you?

KT: DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE FRAGRANCE? IF NOT, WHAT ARE YOUR GO TO’S?

AM: I love La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme. That’s what I buy all the time. I also really love boys’ smells and men’s fragrances.

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KT: WHEN YOU’RE ON HOLIDAY, DOES YOUR BEAUTY REGIME CHANGE?

AM: Yeah. I feel better with a tan. I try not to wear any make-up, but always an SPF to keep my skin healthy. I whack that on. In the evening, I’ll put a little bit of mascara, bit of a brow, and a little bit of a lip. Nothing on my skin though, I’ll try and keep that clear.

KT: THREE MOST USED EMOJIS?

AM: Most recent is the love heart. The next is the face with the heart eyes and the tooth bearing face. It’s weird, because I use that when I’m really excited or happy about something!

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KT: I USE THAT EMOJI WHEN I’M WORRIED ABOUT SOMETHING!

AM: I use that emoji to my manager. She used to think I was worried when I used that! Everything I’ve been excited about, she thinks I’m worried.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?

AM: I love a book called Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow. I love reading about the brain; why we do things and why we think the way we think.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR CHEAT MEAL?

AM: Probably chocolate. I could eat it for three meals.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE CHOCOLATE BAR?

AM: A classic bar of Diary Milk. Can’t go wrong with that! Used to be a Double Decker, but it got a bit much. I also love bread! I eat so much bread. I’m trying not to eat so much of it. But if it’s a really good loaf, then I’ll eat it. A sandwich is probably my cheat meal!

KT: WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE AS THE FILLING?

AM: Philadelphia. With crisps. Any crisps.

KT: FAVOURITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?

AM: Say Yes to The Dress. I watch it back-to-back for hours on end. When I get home, instead of sleeping I’ll watch Say Yes to The Dress.

KT: THE UK OR AMERICAN VERSION?

AM: Whichever one is on! I’m not fussy.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT TO STALK?

AM: I’ve been going on to look at Balenciaga quite a lot, I’ve been looking at their pictures online. There is also an account called London Grills and she does gold teeth for people, I’ve been looking at that quite a lot!

KT: WHEN DID YOU REALISE YOU WERE A CELEBRITY?

AM: That’s hard. I try not to see myself like that!

KT: OK, HOW ABOUT WHEN YOU REALISED YOU WERE IN THE PUBLIC EYE?

AM: I guess probably after my single Rockabye. That’s when people started to recognise me. You start to gain fans after that and then more people start to follow you. I think it’s through social media. When you put shows on, and people come to see them, it’s a moment when you realise that these people are coming to see you and want to spend an evening with you, that’s a pretty big deal.

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Has this Love Island couple really walked out of the villa?

Has this Love Island couple really walked out of the villa?


Say it isn’t so!

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Love Island 2018 has been a dramatic one, with the past week pushing the show to breaking point.

This week saw a surprise dumping, with Ellie and Charlie forced to pack their bags, and Georgia and Sam then forced to choose between splitting up and remaining on the island as singles or staying together and leaving the island as a couple.

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Their decision to remain in the villa as singles despite having strong feelings for each other angered their fellow islanders, and even themselves as they soon realised that not being together was going to be harder than they thought.

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It was revealed yesterday that two islanders had left, and while some thought it could be Laura and new Jack or Dani and old Jack (say it isn’t so!), the speculation is growing the loudest around Georgia and Sam.

It has been reported that the couple has walked out of the villa together, following an ‘explosive’ recoupling.

Rumours started spreading after Sam and Georgia were seen sitting out of the recoupling in last night’s teaser.

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According to reports, the pair refused to recouple with other islanders and chose to leave together.

‘They filmed the recoupling and afterwards Sam and Georgia weren’t happy so walked out of the villa,’ a source reportedly told The Mirror. ‘None of their fellow Islanders could persuade them to stay. The explosive scenes will be aired Thursday or Friday.’

We’ll be tuning in tonight to see if this is true!!

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Your fashion insider’s guide to packing the perfect holiday outfits

Your fashion insider’s guide to packing the perfect holiday outfits


Words by Monikh Dale

A week away from the office and that 6am alarm is a total dream. The diet is on hold, the gym trainers are thrown to one side, and our faces are already brighter with the premonition of vitamin D, but then, all of a sudden that panic sets in.

We panic because most of the time we think we need a whole new holiday wardrobe, a wardrobe that screams palm trees and factor 50. And I was like that until all my money started to go on that lovely extra luggage charge. So, I quickly learnt that packing everything but the kitchen sink just wasn’t going to work.

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I needed to learn not how to pack light, but cleverly. What was it that I was actually going to wear? What could I bring from last season and what did I need to buy? What I realised is that we actually need staples, and these staples are ones you can wear back home if chosen carefully. After a couple of trial and error trips, I ended up creating a 1-9 check list of classic pieces that would carry me through my entire holiday, so shop below, save that luggage money for the daiquiris.

1. The flat rope shoe

A cool flat shoe is key for holiday, and one like these beige rope sandals, is the current cool way to do it. They quickly calm down any outfit, as well as making the look a little rustic too, which is ideal for when walking along the white stoned streets of Mykonos.

Shop now: Fiesta Flat Rope Sandals for £30 from Topshop

2. The wedge

Be honest with yourself, do you actually wear heels in the evening on holiday? No you don’t. So don’t waste space. Pack a pair of wedges instead, they’ll give you that little sassiness you’re looking for, without losing that relaxed holiday vibe.

Shop now: CASTAÑER Carina canvas wedge espadrilles for £80 from Net-A-Porter

3. The swimsuit

A swimsuit is key. And a comfortable one is crucial. I took a Hunza G one on my last trip and it was the only thing I wanted to wear. I felt covered, yet a little sexy, but in a cool ‘I’m wearing a swimsuit’ kind of way.

Shop now: HUNZA G Seersucker swimsuit for £120 from Net-A-Porter

4. The day dress

You need to run to the store for a big bottle of water (we all know how expensive water is in hotels…), or you’ve decided to head into town for lunch – well you need the perfect day dress. Something that’s fuss free and light. For that I would look at Realisation Par. An LA brand that creates silk slips and wraps that will come out every Summer. I’ve had some of mine for a few years now, and I love them so much. I’ve worn them all over the world, to various occasions, just make sure you have your silicone nipple covers to hand for the family occasions. Also, Rixo is a huge contender, they have similar materials and their cuts are oh-so flattering!

Shop now: The Jeet dress for around £162 from Realisation Par

Shop now: RIXO LONDON Abigail floral-print silk-crepe wrap dress for £255 from Net-A-Porter

5. The everyday bag

A bag that is your airport bag, the bag for the beach, the bag for the boat, the bag for town. I love to pack bits just in case, so I need a bag that can carry it all, plus I don’t think I’m the only one who has my other half throwing the odd bit in too. Luckily, it’s all about the oversized basket bag this summer, and they don’t have to be expensive either. I have practically every size from Wood Grey, with their large being my holiday go to.

Shop now: Market bag for £26 from Wood/Grey

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6. The evening bag

What to do for the evening when you love that relaxed basket bag look? Enter the Dragon, a brand of wax coated weaved bags, in all neutral colours. I shouted with joy when I came across the white bucket version last week.

Shop now: DRAGON DIFFUSION Cannage woven-leather bucket bag for £250 from MatchesFashion.com

7. The perfect co-ord

Be clever, take a killer set with you, one to be worn for that one special night. After that you can mix and match the top or shorts with other things to create more looks.

Shop now: INNIKA CHOO Floral-embroidered peplum linen top for £239 from MatchesFashion.com

Shop now: INNIKA CHOO Floral-embroidered bloomer shorts for £164 from MatchesFashion.com

8. The holiday accessory

You need a ‘look at me’ holiday accessory. That can either be a new necklace, hat, hair slide. Something’s that’s going to lift that Instagram picture and make it look a little more special. For me it’s all about shells at the moment, so pack as many as you can.

Shop now: Shell hoop earrings for £17.99 from Mango

9. The night dress

An evening dress that you can wear twice in one trip is basically what dreams are made of. I mean, to use your styling know-how to look completely different while saving on space, pat yourself on the back (one night with your wedges and evening bag, the other as a day to night look with your raffia flats, beach bag and every shell shaped jewel you can find).

Shop now: MARA HOFFMAN Mei lace-up organic hemp dress for £430 from Net-A-Porter

Obviously other pieces need to be added, a few basic bikinis, dresses, tops in between, but the above is critical. Also (minus the swimsuit), they’re all pieces you can wear once back from your dream trip, something that is music to our ears with this heatwave firmly in place for the next couple of weeks.

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How to dye your own hair like a professional at home

How to dye your own hair like a professional at home


These tips and tricks will make sure it looks like you’ve just come from the salon, every time

Not all of us have a good three hours to sit in a salon and get our hair dyed. So if you’re resorting to a DIY job, you need to know a few things about how to dye your own hair first.

Because whether you’re after dip dyeombre hair, balayage or a full head of colour, there are rules to follow.

There’s a reason why being a ‘hair colourist’ is an actual profession. And if you’re ever thinking about drastically changing your colour, we’d recommend visiting a specialist with a few hair colour ideas in hand.

But, if you’re thinking about going a few shades lighter or adding blonde highlights to frame your face, a few tips and tricks will help you get salon results at home. Read on to avoid a DIY hair disaster…

How to dye your own hair at home

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1. Buy two boxes. The last thing you want to do is get half way through dying your hair a different shade and run out of the actual colour. If your hair length is past your shoulders, or short and thick, you will need two boxes to cover your full head.

2. Do a strand test. We know you’re excited about change, but if the change resembles something more like swamp water, you won’t be so happy. Do a strand test on a section of hair about 1/4 inch thick (choose from underneath so you can hide it) to see if your hair will pick up the colour you’re aiming for.

3. Keep your hairline clean. Swipe some lip balm along your hairline where you don’t want any dye to go. This will stop it from dying your actual skin, which can take days to get off. It’s one of the biggest tips on how to dye your hair.

4. Brush your hair. Make sure your hair is untangled before you begin, even the smallest knot can cause a big problem.

5. Section your hair. Professionals always section hair into four parts – down the middle, and then from ear to ear across the crown. Dye the front sections first because these are the most visible, so need the full processing time.

6. Don’t use the bottle. Yes, that’s what’s normally provided in the box, but squeezing dye straight onto your hair won’t give you a salon finish. Instead, play colourist and use a mixing bowl and a colour brush to apply the dye.

7. If you just want to add some highlights, use a clean toothbrush or mascara wand and apply where the sun would normally lighten your hair (i.e, around your face and on the tips). This will give you natural looking highlights.

8. Start from the top. Always start at your roots when dyeing your whole head a different colour – this area will need longer to develop the colour – then comb through to the ends.

9. Wash your hair properly. Don’t shampoo immediately after dyeing your hair, just rinse out with water initially. When you do shampoo your hair, make sure it doesn’t contain sulphates, because they swell your hair shaft and encourage the colour to leach out.

The best hair dye

Josh Wood Colour Permanent Hair Dye, £10, Boots

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Hair connoisseur Josh Wood released his own line of professional haircare for consumers to use at-home, including shampoo, conditioner, a root touch-up brush and ‘colour shot’ toning mask. The hair dye is exceptional, easily blending through your whole head of hair to cover all outgrown roots without painstakingly combing through paper-thin layers. It’s easy to use, with the results you’d get in the chair.

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How to dye your hair blonde

It’s a lot easier to go a darker colour because you’re adding pigment to your hair.; with blonde, it’s more difficult because you’re taking pigment out. Firstly, you should have an idea of the blonde hairstyles you like the look of. Secondly, read up on everything you need to know about going blonde.

The key to getting a great blonde shade is to work with the natural colour on the parting to allow for an organic texture that doesn’t look stripy. If your hair is naturally a more ashy tone, go for an ashy blonde. Similarly if your roots have a touch of redness, go for a champagne hue.

And remember, you might have to dye your hair more than once to get the blonde you want. The best thing you can do for your hair is have an Olaplex hair treatment to improve the quality of hair in between these sessions, as this will stop it form going brittle, and to use one of the best purple shampoos when washing your hair.

How to dye your hair silver

Many of the same rules apply to dyeing your hair silver, or any other lighter colours like pink and blue. The key is to ensure your hair is bleached beforehand. Once this is done, you can then apply your silver rinse.

First, don’t wash your hair for 48 hours. The natural oil will help protect your scalp against any bleaching irritation. Apply a purple toner first to take out any yellowness from your bleached hair. Then, apply your dye as per the steps above. Once you have the desired colour, maintain it by shampooing with the best sulphate-free shampoo.

How to do a strand test

You may have heard of a strand test, but still be asking yourself, what the heck is it? A strand test is a preliminary test of the hair. It determines its suitability for processing, aka dyeing. Here’s how to do a strand test:

1. Put on protective gloves.

2. Choose a strand of hair to test.

3. Separate the rest of your hair away using plastic clips so that the strand does not touch the rest of the hair after the hair colour is applied. Then dye that strand.

4. Wait 24 hours to make sure you are happy with the hair colour results.

5. If you are happy with the colour, go forth and dye away.

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Dior just brought back Carrie Bradshaw’s favourite bag

Dior just brought back Carrie Bradshaw’s favourite bag


SATC‘s Carrie Bradshaw may have made some questionable sartorial choices – that belt over her bare abs, the granny nightie paired with a zip-up sweatshirt, the Y-front pants – but one thing we can all agree on is her taste in handbags, which was of course impeccable.

One stand-out style was without a doubt the It bag of the early noughties: Dior‘s iconic saddle bag, which she owned in several colours, like this pink lock print version, which she wore when she visited Aidan’s furniture shop for the first time.

But Carrie wasn’t the only fan, IRL, the likes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Beyonce all adopted the clutch, casually slinging it over the shoulder of their velour Juicy tracksuit (well, this was the 2000s after all). We all aspired to own one.

Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City

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And so it was about time Dior hear our prayers and brought it back.

The fashion house just made the announcement on Instagram, revealing, ‘A much-loved friend returns as the ‘Saddle’ bag finally arrives in our boutiques worldwide and on DIOR.com!’

Shop now: Dior saddle bag in blue canvas for £2,050 from Dior

For 2018, we have a new and improved version, courtesy of Artistic Director Maria Grazia Chiuri, who’s revamped it in a variety of materials and embroideries, such as the historical Dior Oblique canvas.

The Dior saddle bag is available to buy now. Your 2000s self will thank you.

 

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The trailer for the new M.I.A. documentary ‘Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.’ is here

The trailer for the new M.I.A. documentary ‘Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.’ is here


Take an exclusive look at the trailer below

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.

From the moment we heard Galang from M.I.A.’s debut album Arular wayyy back in 2005, we knew that she was a force to be reckoned with.

Now, thanks to director Stephen Loveridge, we get to take an intimate look into M.I.A.’s extraordinary rise to fame and her role as an outspoken voice for multiculturalism and human rights in the upcoming documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.

From escaping civil war in Sri Lanka aged 11 to the certified Platinum success of Paper Planes, we see an intimate and eye-opening portrait of the artist also known as Maya Arulpragasam.

The film won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and its score is equally as impressive, thanks to the musical stylings of Paul Hicks and Dhani Harrison, son of the late, great George Harrison.

This is not one to be missed.

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. is in UK cinemas from 21 September

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Obama said ‘men have been getting on my nerves lately’ and we’ve been saying this

Obama said ‘men have been getting on my nerves lately’ and we’ve been saying this


SAME.

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Since leaving office what feels like six lifetimes ago, former president Barack Obama has been keeping busy with the Obama Foundation and raising voices of promising young leaders all over the world. His latest trip took him to Johannesburg to meet a new generation of bright young things and in a pointed speech, he told them candidly that ‘men have been getting on my nerves recently’.

It wasn’t just an offhand remark, as he called for more women to be more active in social movements and governing bodies. He said, ‘Women in particular by the way, I want you to get more involved. Because men have been getting on my nerves lately. Everyday, I read the newspaper and just think like, ‘Brothers, what’s wrong with you guys?’ What’s wrong with us? We’re violent, we’re bullying. Just not handling our business.’

More than 200 students chosen to be part of the Obama Foundation Leaders programme attended his town hall, spanning from 44 different African countries.

‘I think empowering more women on the content, that… is going to lead to some better policies,’ he continued.

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While Obama’s statement may have been intended for the young leaders in the room, it’s not too hard to read between the lines and see the thinly veiled jab at his successor Donald Trump. Just days before, Trump stirred controversy when he defended Putin against allegations of interference in the American election at a meeting in Helsinki leading some to claim he had committed treason against the United States.

The day after Trump’s meeting with Putin, Obama was less coy and blasted ‘the utter loss of shame among political leaders’ and ‘strongman politics’ during his delivery of the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture.

He said, ‘We see the utter loss of shame among political leaders where they’re caught in a lie and they just double down and they lie some more. Politicians have always lied, but it used to be if you caught them lying they’d be like, ‘Oh man.’ Now they just keep on lying.’

Tell us how you really feel, Obama.

And while you’re at it, can you check if Michelle’s doing anything and available for a senior four year role in American politics? Asking for a friend.

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The Feminist Internet exists and it’s pretty incredible

The Feminist Internet exists and it’s pretty incredible


Created by a group of artists and designers, the Feminist Internet seeks to advance internet equality for women and other marginalised groups

Feminist Internet

Ah, the internet. As much as we couldn’t live without it, what we could live without is the underlying cesspool of misogyny that often bubbles over: pro-rape groups are given platforms and female figures are targeted with sexist-based hate on the regular.

Human rights organisation Amnesty International reported on how toxic Twitter is for women – and we totally get it.

If only there was a way to change this…enter the Feminist Internet.

Dr Charlotte Webb, founder of the Feminist Internet, wanted to create change, and started the programme as an intensive educational experiment at University of the Arts London.

Sixteen students spent ten days creating the Feminist Internet Manifesto, with the aim of advancing internet equalities for women and other marginalised groups.

Within these first ten days, the participants came up with some innovative ideas, including the ‘Hollabot’ – an app that detects online abuse and harassment, and makes the perpetrators do online community service, and ‘ELI’ an ‘Empathic Living Intelligence system’ that helps resolve domestic conflicts.

Since then, the project has gone from strength to strength: Dr Webb stresses that these developments were only the beginning, and that it ‘feels like there’s a real appetite for the work we’re doing.’ Feminist Internet is currently working on alternatives to electronic personal assistants such as Alexa and Siri, who they say are highly-gendered and reinforce deeply engrained social stereotypes about women.

With Plan International UK’s findings that almost half of teenage girls in the UK have experienced some form of harassment on social media, it’s no surprise that the Feminist Internet has identified this area as one that needs a serious culture change. They’re calling for a safer and more balanced social media environment, where no one is censored or policed on the basis of their race, class, gender, age or ability.

Is this the feminist revolution that the internet has been waiting for? We really hope so.

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