This high-street boiler suit has a mega waiting list and you want to be on it

This high-street boiler suit has a mega waiting list and you want to be on it


When an item gets a lot of love on social media, you have to be quick off the mark these days. Take too long to click through and the likelihood of it selling out is quite high.

So a little heads up goes a long way, which is what the kind folk at Urban Outfitters have given us. From tomorrow, their best-selling boiler suit is going back in stock.

It’s been so popular that it’s already sold out once, and I’m told the waiting list is as high as they’ve ever seen (‘a record breaking product in terms of pre-orders to date, and it’s looking likely to sell out before the product even hits the shops’).

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AS it’s quite a casual item, I’d recommend styling it with your favourite kicks, though it’ll look cute with some kitten heels too.

So yeah, you’ll have to be quick on that one. The baby pink suit is the one everyone is after, however it does also come in black and grey if you want to play it safe, and there will be more colours out soon.

Here’s hoping for a khaki version…

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Meghan Markle wore a dress by every blogger’s favourite brand

Meghan Markle wore a dress by every blogger’s favourite brand


Needless to say, Meghan Markle’s Australian tour wardrobe has been on point, from the Stella McCartney dress she wore at the Invictus games to the striped sundress she teamed with wedges on the beach.

For her seventh outing of the trip, the Duchess proved she very much has her finger on the fashion pulse, by wearing a brand fashion influencers and editors have been raving about all year.

The Reformation linen striped dress features delicate straps and little belt that Meghan tied just above her burgeoning bump.

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She teamed it with simple brown Sarah Flint sandals, and chic cat eye sunglasses.

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Sadly, as you might expect, the dress, called the Pineapple style, has sold out already, which is a pity as it cost a reasonable $218 (about £168).

However, the LA brand does have some cool styles still available at Browns in the UK, so do have a browse.

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This is what shopping will look like in 25 years and it’s slightly scary

This is what shopping will look like in 25 years and it’s slightly scary


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Remember when you thought Cher’s clothes-matching computer closet was as modern as it got? Well you ain’t seen nothing yet, according to a new future trends report.

To celebrate its 25th birthday, QVC UK worked with the The Future Laboratory to predict how technological advances such as AI and drones will affect our shopping habits in 25 years, and it’s insightful and slightly scary.

For example, the high-street as we know it will probably no longer exist, as more and more people shop online (just 0.5% of the population had access to the internet 25 years ago, now 51% of shoppers prefer to shop online).

By the 2040s, virtual and augmented reality are predicted to take over, so expect hyper-experiential virtual showrooms, complete with holographic products and people, Blade Runner style.

In fact, forget shops, as you’ll apparently be able to shop from your car (!). According to the report, ‘cars will be transformed into moving living rooms, where shoppers will be able to consume video content and be able to purchase items of interest through simple voice commands or hand gestures.’

On the plus side though, no more waiting ages for your order to arrive, as anything less that a 24-hour delivery will be obsolete, as with the use of drones, you could get it between minutes and hours.

No more ill-fitting clothes either, as you’ll be able to measure yourself at home using apps on your iPhone, which certain retailers like L.K.Bennett have introduced in their fitting rooms already.

Beauty brands will also start to develop other sensory experiences in a digital setting that will allow consumers to smell products, and your fridge will never be empty again, as they will automatically be re-stocked based on customers’ shopping preferences. Genius.

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Meghan Markle just wore a pair of shoes the Queen isn’t a fan of

Meghan Markle just wore a pair of shoes the Queen isn’t a fan of


Meghan Markle has been killing it with her Australian tour wardrobe, especially the outfit that was a subtle tribute to Diana.

Yesterday, she looked holiday-ready in her stripy Martin Grant dress to visit Bondi beach with Prince Harry, which she accessorised with a traditional floral garland.

However, her choice of shoes might not have gone down to well with the Queen: Meghan chose wedges.

Apparently the Queen isn’t a fan, and that’s why Kate Middleton avoids wearing them when she sees her.

A source previously told Vanity Fair, ‘The Queen isn’t a fan of wedged shoes,’ a source told Vanity Fair. ‘She really doesn’t like them and it’s well known among the women in the family.’

However, I’m sure the Queen wouldn’t mind the Duchess wearing shoes that are comfortable to walk in on sand. Plus, they go with her outfit really well, so…

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The subtle way Meghan Markle honoured Princess Diana on her Australian tour

The subtle way Meghan Markle honoured Princess Diana on her Australian tour


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In case you missed it (I mean, how could you?), Meghan Markle announced she was pregnant with Prince Harry’s baby earlier this week, while on their official tour of Australia.

And call it a coincidence or not, but the Duchess of Sussex paid tribute to Princess Diana in a very subtle way during her first appearance after the happy news was announced.

First off, she wore an elegant shift dress by Australian designer Karen Gee, which was aptly called ‘blessed’, but it was her accessories that caught Royal fans’ eyes.

Meghan wore a simple gold bangle with black stones, as well as gold diamond-encrusted butterfly earrings. These actually belonged to Princess Diana, who also wore them on her very first Royal tour in Canada, after getting married to Prince Charles.

This isn’t the first time Meghan has worn Diana’s jewels, as she also wore this stunning Aquamarine ring on her wedding day, which was a gift from Prince Harry.

The fact she wore a memento of her late mother-in-law’s for those two significant milestones certainly speaks volumes.

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Vivienne’s Creatives is the latest collaboration from Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne’s Creatives is the latest collaboration from Vivienne Westwood


The Queen of punk gathers six conceptual artists and activists to join her A/W 18 Army of Freedom Fighters, to reinterpret the themes of her collection.

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Words by Henrik Lischke

No Matter her age, Vivienne Westwood (aka the Queen of Punk) keeps on fighting for what’s closest to her heart: political freedom, the environment, ethical fashion – short, everything that seems to rule the news. And whether this means posing as Margaret Thatcher, protesting at the Paralympics or delivering a Christmas present to David Cameron, the grand dame of fashion is not shy of creating a ripple.

So, it comes as no surprise that for her A/W 18 collection, she’s chosen six young conceptual artists and activists to join her in her resistance of Army of Freedom Fighters and to reinterpret the themes of her current collection for her digital platforms. From October 8th the end of the week, each artist will be dedicated a day across Instagram

Here’s everything  you need to know about their projects:

Day 1: Emma Breschi ‘The Kissing Booth’

“A series of imagery, celebrating the one thing that seems to connect us all in this crazy post Brexit Trump world…something so powerful and yet simple…a kiss. And with this kiss, we hope that love will conquer all.”- Emma Breschi

 

Day 2: Jesus Diaz ‘What a mystery! Where is the lost jewel?’

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“What a mystery! Where is the lost jewel? Is the last story created by artist Jesús Díaz where punk reborn taking London´s street as form of rebellion in a crazy psychedelic adventure to save humanity from chaos.”-Jesus Diaz

 

Day 3: Joe Sweeney ‘Eggs is Eggs’

“My three 1-minute videos reflect my work as an artist, taking a sardonic look at domestic consumption and consumerism and relentless regeneration. The snapshot style of the project emphases the ‘fleetingness’ of modern life and the abundance of ephemera that viewpoint leaves behind.” – Joe Sweeney

 

Day 4: Party Time!

Day four is less about one artist but about them as a collective celebrating Vivienne’s Creatives in her store. Because what would a good protest be without a little party?

 

Day 5: Orla Carolin ‘Buy Less, Choose Well, Make it Last (A Love Story)’

“A couple enjoy the sun, tend to their plants and hang up the laundry. They aim to contribute to making the planet healthier together through everyday living and by following Westwood’s ethos; ‘choose well, buy less, make it last’. Each scene corresponds to each part of the ethos, providing a romantic subtext.”- Orla Carolin

 

Day 6: Johan Zoo ‘Fanzine Riot 667’

“I wanted to create a fun and chaotic fanzine and put forward my point of view on prime contemporary issues such as the plastic contamination and our current need to go green.

As more evidence of global warming and man-made climate change are presented, my belief that we need to stop using plastics to avoid further unnecessary contamination of our planet becomes stronger and stronger. I have created an environmentally conscientious family who are active in this fight. Their approach steams from a punkcore perspective to combat a world that is increasingly more controlling and surveyed. In previous times of social re-evaluation, this DIY format has proven to be an effective way of communication between various subcultures who rebel against the norms of mainstream society, and so we need to revive it. ‘Don’t be satisfied with what we write. Go out and start your own fanzine’.- Sniffin Glue (1976)”

-Johan Zoo

 

Day 7: Josh Quinton ‘Josh Quinton’s Mood Medicine’

Josh Quinton’s Mood Medicine, a collaboration between Robert Fox & Josh Quinton, is a series of self-help dance videos. The series is intended to cure your modern day ailments & relieve yourself through the power of movement & DANCE.

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Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress is a total dream and we’re in love

Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress is a total dream and we’re in love


That train though!!

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Princess Eugenie’s dress gave us major old Hollywood vibes and she painted an utterly romantic picture walking up the chapel’s staircase, with a dramatic train trailing behind her. Prince Andrew apparently gave away some key elements of the dress away prior to the big day as he revealed he was worried about stepping on the train of her gown.

Designed by Peter Pilotto, the folded, slightly off the shoulder neckline dipped down into a lower V at the back for just a flash of skin. According to ITV, the subtly patterned fabric on the gown was designed especially for Princess Eugenie.

She accessorised with a pair of emerald and diamond earrings, which were matched beautifully to a tiara she borrowed from her grandmother Queen Elizabeth.

Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Tiara

Although it was widely believed that Princess Eugenie would wear her family’s signature piece the York tiara, she actually chose to wore the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara.

Designed by Boucheron in 1919, the Queen Mother’s close friend Margaret Greville left it to her when she sadly passed away. It came into Queen Elizabeth’s possession in 2002 when her mother died and she loaned it to Princess Eugenie as her something borrowed for her big day.

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H&M just dropped a dreamy wedding dress collection and we’re obsessed

H&M just dropped a dreamy wedding dress collection and we’re obsessed


Kate Middleton, eat your heart out.

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Getting married is a long way away for me, but I’m not going to lie — I have a soft spot for wedding dresses. Whether I’m fawning over Emily Ratajkowski’s alternative AF Zara wedding suit or scrolling through utterly classic lace wedding dress, there’s something about a snatched wedding outfit that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. I was scrolling through H&M’s website earlier today and that feeling smacked me right over the head as they’ve just released a new online-exclusive line of high street wedding dresses. Was I expecting it? No. Am I obsessed? Absolutely.

There’s a whole range of dresses that’ll make any bride-to-be’s heart melt, whether you’re gunning for a romantic vintage-inspired gown or a very 90s minimal satin dress. According to the brand, the line is all geared around winter wedding dresses and draws influence from ‘royal weddings’, ‘vintage styles’ and ‘bohemia-model-marries-rock star weddings’. The latter’s pretty niche, but I stan.

Here’s four of my favourites from the line below to say ‘I do’ in…

H&M Long Bandeau Dress

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This is undoubtedly my favourite dress from the line, as it’s a simple yet chic look with an asymmetric ruffle skirt for the dreamiest dash of interest. Can you imagine how this baby is going to flow as you’re walking down the aisle? LIVING.

Priced at £149.99, available at H&M

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H&M Long Lace Dress

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Forget about Kate and Wills, this royal wedding-inspired dress is everything without the hefty Alexander McQueen price tag. With scalloped lace sleeves, a sweetheart neckline and a subtle grosgrain band to pull it all together, it’s a piece I’m sure Queen Elizabeth would approve of.

Priced at £149.99, available at H&M

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H&M Long Satin Dress

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In my mind, this is the dress that Rachel from Friends would get married in and it’s giving me major Calvin Klein vibes. Whether you just hate fussy dresses or you want something a little slinkier for your big day, this satin maxi will cling to you like liquid as you float through your reception.

Priced £149.99, available at H&M

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H&M Long Lace Dress

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If you’ve been smashing that pre-wedding workout plan, this dress is the perfect opportunity to show off those toned shoulders and arms you’ve accomplished. The floor-length gown is the laciest of the lot and the hem is actually longer in the back, so it’ll trail along the floor behind you slightly. Sweep on, my bridal goddesses.

Priced £149.99, available at H&M

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Unsurprisingly, the dresses from the H&M bridal collection tend to veer towards the more expensive side for the brand at around £149.99. However, some of their older dresses are going for as low as £35 if you’re looking for a major bargain.

Pemilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s design director said of the line, ‘There is truly a dress for every bride to be.’

Not gonna argue with that. Give me all of them.

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Gigi Hadid just gave us a first look at the H&M x Moschino collab

Gigi Hadid just gave us a first look at the H&M x Moschino collab


Everything we know so far

Earlier this year, it was announced that H&M was going to team up with Jeremy Scott for its latest designer collaboration (last year’s Erdem collection was a sell-out), and after months of waiting, we have finally been given a first glimpse of the campaign, starring Gigi Hadid.

Shot by Steven Meisel, the photos are inspired by a 1950 haute couture show, and as such, the glamour is turned up a notch.

Hadid is seen straddling a chair in a leather zip-up bodycon dress and thigh high suede boots, and accessorised to the max in gold chains. All very Moschino.

A further shot gives serious 80s vibes, with models sporting silver sequin bomber hoodies, gold leather trousers, heeled hiking boots and chain-print leotards.

Jeremy previously said the collection would be ‘full of the vitality, playfulness and humour that has made the label one of the most beloved in fashion today’.

‘I am so excited about MOSCHINO [tv] H&M. My life’s work has been to connect with people through fashion, and with this collaboration I’ll be able to reach more of my fans than I’ve ever had the ability to do.,’ says Scott.

The collection, MOSCHINO [tv] H&M, will be available online and in select H&M stores worldwide from 8th November. We’ll update you with a first look once we know more.

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The ‘Rachel’ bag is a thing and you need to get the memo

The ‘Rachel’ bag is a thing and you need to get the memo


Some iconic noughties bags are making a comeback and I’m very much enjoying this sartorial walk down memory lane. First, Dior brought back the saddle bag, then Fendi re-vamped its baguette.

Now cult shoe brand and editor favourite By Far has just issued a bag inspired by one of our favourite TV characters of all time: Rachel Green.

Back in the late nineties, when you asked for a ‘Rachel’, you would get side-swept, choppy layers. But in late 2018, you will get a gorgeous chic and minimal shoulder bag.

Available on Net-A-Porter, the bag’s description goes, ‘You’d be right in thinking that BY FAR’s ‘Rachel’ bag has a cool ’90s feel – the design is inspired by the wardrobe of Jennifer Aniston’s character in the hit TV show Friends. The style is perfectly sized to hold the essentials and has a short detachable strap. Bella Hadid was spotted carrying hers in-hand, but it fits comfortably on the shoulder, too.’

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And we can totally see it. Think the period where Rachel worked at Ralph Lauren, wearing impeccable tailoring and simple shoulder bags such as this one.

I’m investing the faux-croc version for a look that’s still very much a nod to the 90s, but is bang on trend.

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