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On trend – Fall head-over-heels in the rich colours of Autumn

Head-Turning Lace

Popular for hundreds of years and used in everything from dollies to wedding gowns, lace has always had a place in our hearts and wardrobes. Whether lined or completely sheer, h …


Extend the Life of Your Summer Wardrobe

By Janine Silver

Not ready to say goodbye and stash your warm weather closet staples? As the temperature drops, keep your favourite items in the rotation with the help of a pair of tights.
While t …


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Laced Up and Cinched In

In fashion everything old is new again, and that couldn’t be more true when it comes to corsets.
Rather than designing clothing around the body, corsets were introduced as …


Local businesses woman reaches finals of prestigious national awards

Simone Thomas of Simone Thomas Salons – which has locations in Westbourne and Wokingham – is celebrating after being named a finalist in the Business Thinker category of national hairdressing competit …


Fiery Fuchsia (and Other Hot Hues)

This season think pink and check out our favourite warm weather trends
Pink is back in a major way. Scoring as one of the top 10 colours in Pantone’s list for spring/summer 2017, Pink Yarrow was the …


Designing Politically

This year, it isn’t just the clothing making a statement.

The political climate all over the world is shifting and you don’t need to be a politician to make a stand. Among the many people using the …


Innovative and Highly Skilled

What are you waiting for? It’s time to get spoilt at Adam and Eve in Tilehurst.

With over 35 years in business it’s clear why Adam and Eve salons are a stand out name in the UK for hair and bea …


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Spring/Summer 2017

2017 brings a mixture of 80s trend with sassy curls.

I wouldn’t be so quick to put away those straighteners as we are also seeing mega sleek hair.

Why not add a bohemian fe …


Creative Colouring

Since opening in October 2016, Banks & Klein is steadily becoming known for its creative colouring, good advice and knowledge, and a new approach on what a salon should ‘feel’ like.

With on …


Why Cat Fur Shoes are a Symptom of Fast Fashion

Sky News yesterday reported that the retailer Missguided has been selling footwear made from what they described as faux fur, which was confirmed by Fibres expert Phil Greaves to be cat fur. (1)

Ot …


Crowning Ponies

For spring 2017, the high pony tail makes a major comeback.

Keep the look fresh by wrapping your own hair around the base such as the models did on Nicholas K’s runway.
Or turn the same wrapped po …


Oh So Sporty

For spring, sportswear reigns supreme, especially on the runways of Milan. Leading the way was Donatella Versace with nylon parkas and leggings. Max Mara and MSGM also pushed to keep the athletic look …


Western Influence

Designers are looking to the rodeo, with cowboy details that look surprisingly chic.
Spring style is all about leather fringe, bandanas and western stitching. At New York Fashion Week, shows such as …


Oh So Sheer

Once shocking, the sheer gown has recently become a Hollywood staple.

From Kim Kardashian and Rihanna to Gwyneth Paltrow and Irina Shayk, everyone has put their own spin on this body bearing style. …


Layers of Tulle

While tulle might conjure up images of ballerinas or outdated princess style prom gowns, tulle has become surprisingly chic!
A gorgeous tulle skirt adds volume, which can help create an hourglass fig …


Behind the Biggest Trends in Hollywood

Get Red Carpet Ready with Celebrity Stylist Daniel Musto by Janine Silver
Celebrities need to be photo ready all the time; a walk down the red carpet or even a trip to the grocery store can easily l …


Dew Kissed

After seasons of bridal looks featuring everything from elegant to the obscure, 2017 is all about going back to the basics!

Fresh, dewy skin, like the models wore at Oscar de la Renta’s Bridal Co …


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All gowns can be found at Silk by Meena. www.silkbymeena.com

We love that this gown can be customised with sheer sleeves, a great way to keep the style
but add a little extra coverage.


A Touch of Sparkle

The classic black dress gets a statement making upgrade. From a head turning jewelled bodice to just a touch of shimmer peeking out from underneath, our favourite stars can’t get enough of these bed …