You can buy the most amazing designer items in this charity shop

You can buy the most amazing designer items in this charity shop


If you love nothing more than trawling the charity shops to find a good bargain, then you might want to sit down for the news: Cancer Research UK has just opened a boutique store in Marylebone, entirely focusing on high-end fashion and homeware.

This means you’ll be able to shop a selection of designer and pre-loved pieces, which could well include vintage Chanel, Céline, Dior and more. Imagine that.

At the press preview, we spotted some lovely designer coats and suits, and don’t even get us started on the shoes and handbags. And obviously, the best bit is that all the money goes to charity, which you just can’t argue with.

Plus, you won’t need to work quite as hard to find something, as the concept is that of a high end boutique, which has been designed by Nadia Themistocleous.

The Marylebone store can be found at 24 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 4PQ.

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The sell-out Topshop sandal has just been re-stocked

The sell-out Topshop sandal has just been re-stocked


Attention, this is not a drill. Topshop’s sell-out sandal has just been re-stocked tomorrow, and you want to be ready for it, because if it’s anything like last time, it’ll sell out again within minutes.

The ‘strippy’ heeled sandal perfectly ticks this season’s barely-there trend, and comes in two colourways: the coral and the black, both of which are delicious.

It’s perfect because it’s really quite flattering, and honestly goes with everything.

A 90s-inspired silk slip dress? Sure. Straight jeans and a nice top? Yep. An oversized suit? Check, check, check.

Basically, it is the only shoe you’ll need this summer, especially as the heel is so low you can wear it during the day too.

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Topshop has told me it’s been re-stocked in both colours, so make sure you click on the above links as soon as you can.

If you’re not quick enough, then I’ve also included some other high-street options that are quite similar.

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The internet is all over Timothée Chalamet’s suit and so are we TBH

The internet is all over Timothée Chalamet’s suit and so are we TBH


There were many great outfits on the BAFTAs red carpet, including the Duchess of Cambridge’s Alexander McQueen dress, which she paired with Princess Diana’s earrings.

But let’s be real, Timothée Chalamet came along and literally shut down the red carpet, because he wore a suit to end all suits.

A suit that is so extra that we’re not even sure Jared Leto could pull it off, and that’s saying something given he likes wearing pastel Gucci suits.

But as we all know, Timothée can do no wrong. The suit in question was by Haider Ackermann, and while the black trousers were classic enough, the party was at the top.

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We’re talking a sort of brocade printed shirt and matching jacket, with jewel tones.

The internet was as in love with it as we were, and these reactions prove it.

In the past, the actor has loved wearing suits in bold colours and with interesting prints, so we can’t wait to see what he comes up with for the Oscars.

You do you Beautiful Boy, you do you.

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Kate Middleton debuted Princess Diana’s diamond and pearl earrings on the BAFTA red carpet

Kate Middleton debuted Princess Diana’s diamond and pearl earrings on the BAFTA red carpet


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge just walked the BAFTAs red carpet, and of course, while Prince William looked dapper in a black tuxedo and bow tie, all eyes were on Kate.

She turned heads in an almost white one-shoulder gown with ruffle shoulder detail, which we couldn’t help but compare to her wedding dress by Alexander McQueen.

It was just the right amount of ballgown, with a slightly more modern touch than you might expect.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

However, it wasn’t so much the dress that got everyone talking as her jewellery, and more specifically her earrings, which belonged to Princess Diana and haven’t been seen since her death.

They consist of a single large pearl, dangling from a diamond cluster in an ornate shape.

We haven’t seen the Duchess wear these until tonight, however Princess Diana wore them loads and they were considered to be one of her favourites.

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Made of South Sea pearls, she debuted them at the Coronation Banquet of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan in November 1990. She subsequently wore them to her 1991 visit to Pakistan, and several other benefits.

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It’s rather poignant that Kate wore them tonight, as the last time Princess Diana wore them (without the pearl earring) was to attend a performance of Swan Lake, in 1997, at the Royal Albert Hall, which is of course where the BAFTAs take place.

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Meghan Markle just wore a very Princess Diana dress

Meghan Markle just wore a very Princess Diana dress


There were always going to be comparisons between Meghan Markle and Princess Diana, and you certainly can’t argue that the Duchess of Sussex dresses just as beautifully as her late mother-in-law – and whether on purpose or not, she seems to sometimes take sartorial inspiration from her.

For instance, last night, Meghan attended the Endeavour Awards with Prince Harry in London. She opted for a monochrome dress by her favourite designer brand, Givenchy.

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It was so simple, but elegant, with a white shirt top and high waisted black satin maxi skirt.

The reason it reminded me of Princess Diana is that she also wore monochrome outfits on several occasions, whether black tie or not (see pictures below).

Of course, the style is slightly different, bearing in mind it was the 80s and it was all about those shoulder pads.

However both women understand the timeless elegance of black and white, it’ll always be chic.

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Carrie Bradshaw just schooled influencers on the Fendi baguette

Carrie Bradshaw just schooled influencers on the Fendi baguette


‘Oh, this isn’t a bag…’

Man we missed Carrie Bradshaw. Sure, she’s not bag for good, but she’s just come back long enough to school influencer on the Fendi baguette and it is all kinds of brilliant.

A bit of context for you: Sarah Jessica Parker stars in the new campaign for the iconic bag, alongside influencers Caroline Daur, Natasha Lau, Ebonee Davis and Melissa Martinez.

In the heavily SATC-inspired video, Caroline falls in love with a purple sequin baguette in the shop window at Fendi on Madison Avenue (kind of missed a trick by not saying ‘Hello, lover’ but I’ll let that one slide), and tells her friends all about it over brunch.

They tell her she needs to buy it, and they immediately take their Fendi-clad selves to the store, only to be told it has just been sold, so they run out onto the street after the customer.

Lo and behold, there goes SJP aka Carrie, carrying the bag. They cry, ‘Ma’am, I need that bag!’ and she turns around and completely schools them with one simple phrase.

‘Oh, this is not a bag… it’s a baguette,’ she says, before turning around with a swish of her hair and walking down the New York City sidewalk like she bloody owns it. Damn.

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Tiffany Trump’s white dress at the State of the Union has confused everyone

Tiffany Trump’s white dress at the State of the Union has confused everyone


Here’s what baffled the internet about it…

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This week saw Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, an annual message from the President of the United States before a joint session of congress.

The event saw State of the Union attendees from both parties present, but it wasn’t the speakers or even the speeches that got the world talking this week. Instead, it was the dress code, with women encouraging each other to wear Suffragette white.

The unofficial dress code was urged to send a message to the President in support of women’s rights, something that high profile women from Nancy Pelosi to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez followed.

The internet wasn’t surprised of course when First Lady Melania Trump and First Daughter Ivanka Trump rocked up in navy blue and black, sidestepping the protest – although Melania’s Michael Jackson inspired one glove look did turn some heads.

The real confusion however came from Donald Trump’s youngest daughter, Tiffany Trump, who made a big statement with her wardrobe choices, surprising everyone as she seemed to join the protest.

Yes, Donald Trump’s daughter wore a white dress to his State of the Union address – and the internet is very very confused.

What does it all mean?

‘Looks like Tiffany Trump is making a statement by wearing white tonight!’ tweeted one user, while another posted: ‘Oops… Did Tiffany Trump not get the memo about all the Dem ladies wearing white?’.

Whether Tiffany planned on making a statement or not, that was definitely the outcome.

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This Equipment shirt sold out in just one day and it’s now been re-stocked

This Equipment shirt sold out in just one day and it’s now been re-stocked


If you’re a bit tired of layering knitwear, then I’ve found just the thing to update your wardrobe while we wait for all the SS19 goodies to drop.

It comes courtesy of Equipment, in the form of a chic AF leather camel shirt – and I’m not the only one who’s into it, given that it sold out within just one day of being stocked on Net-A-Porter.

It’s quite easy to see why: the buttery leather, the neutral shade, the single pocket, all signs of a classic in the making.

Luckily, given its success, it’s now being re-stocked, and you can sign up to get the alert for when your size is back in.

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For Spring ’19, Equipment elevates its classic tailored shirting with luxe fabrics and refined details. Cut from buttery mushroom leather, this paneled ‘Fanette’ style is detailed with a single patch pocket and contrasting black buttons at the cuffs. Wear yours untucked over jeans.

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I’m backing head-to-toe brown this season, so I’d wear this with brown denim trousers and faux snake print ankle boots, but if you want a more toned-down look, then try mixing in a few shades of beige.

You can also wear it as a jacket over a chocolate satin dress. Also very stylish.

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Rixo has just launched handbags and they’re absolutely divine

Rixo has just launched handbags and they’re absolutely divine


Whether you love prints or not, you’ll have no doubt already fallen in love with Rixo‘s fresh take on vintage frocks, tops and skirts.

Now I know you might not have any wardrobe space left (god knows I don’t, as I own six and have added more to my wishlist), but you might have to do a Marie Kondo soon, as the brand is adding handbags to its growing collection, and trust me when I say you’ll want one.

They are a re-imagination of vintage styles we might have seen on our mums, but with a twist. Think bold printed fabrics that match the SS19 dresses, gold shell clasps and faux croc detailing.

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The collection is available to purchase now on rixo.co.uk and at the Selfridges special RIXO pop-up at their London store by Friday 8th February.

But whilst the bags are undoubtedly the highlight of the new drop, there are a few other accessories to get excited about, such as scrunchies (hey, if the girls can make us love print, they can definitely make us love scrunchies), neck scarves, costume jewellery and the coolest belts, also featuring gold shells.

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Lady Gaga’s Dior SAGS dress took 250 hours to make

Lady Gaga’s Dior SAGS dress took 250 hours to make


Let’s be honest, the real highlight of this awards season has been Lady Gaga’s red carpet looks so far (we’re calling it #gagawatch). I mean, there was that Valentino Golden Globes gown which was potentially a nod to Judy Garland.

Then there was her SAGS Dior dress which has debuted on the Paris Haute Couture runway just SIX days earlier. No biggie.

Now the team at Dior has given us a behind-the-scenes look into the creation of the dress, and it’s as extra as Gaga herself.

Picture by Sophie Carre

First off, it 250 hours of work, and a whole lot of fabric. We’re talking six meters of tafta, and 15 meters of fabric.

All the details you can see on the neckline and hem of the dress has also been fringed by hand.

Don’t know about you, but can’t wait to see what comes next.

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