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hot new trend : watch necklaces

By thefashionbox · February 16, 2010

There's no excuse for being late now! Watch necklaces are everywhere. There are loads in gold and a few in silver. Go for gold if you want more of a vintage heirloom feel and silver if you want to add a modern twist to any outfit.

Shopping guide: dorothy perkins engraved clock £15, topshop horse clock pendant £16,  dorothy perkins silver clocket £15 (also comes in a gold finish), miss selfridge rhinestone clock pendant £12, miss selfridge heart clock on pearls necklace £14 and miss selfridge clock and bow charm necklace £18

We love these kooky coloured Topshop watch necklaces too. These will brighten up any outfit and will definately get noticed. At £16 each, they're a steal!

Can you tell which of these clocket's is Marc by Marc Jacobs? No, neither can we! This Marc by Marc Jacobs daisy watch pendant is £159 from Harrods (right) but you can grab a look-a-like from Miss Selfridge for just £16!

We just can't get enough from Marc Jacobs! He seems to specialise in watch necklaces which is rather handy for this new trend! These clocket's are all availible at Harrods, all £159

It's not just about the necklaces, check out these other watch accessories! With all of these gorgeous pieces, you really will be 5 minutes early!

Shopping guide: miss selfridge pearl watch charm bracelet £16, topshop heart watch ring £14, miss selfridge gold watch heart ring and juicy couture at harrods vegas charm bracelet watch £429

Just wait a few months and these watch necklaces and accessories will be everywhere! Remember, set the trend, don't follow it


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emma watson : introduces brother alex

By thefashionbox · January 13, 2010

It's only recently that Harry Potter star, Emma Watson became our new fashion crush. She's recently flown the nest to study at an Ivy League university in the USA, but she hasn't forgotten her roots...

We love these photos of the 19-year-old and her 17-year-old brother, Alex. According to them - there's no sibling rivalry!

Although, I think someone went a bit OTT when editing and retouching these photos...whats happened to Emma's leg?! Her right leg seems to disappear, how bizarre...

This is Alex's first modelling assignment, although he also appeared in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as an extra. He has now been snapped up by top modelling agency, Storm.

Alex said, "It's such an honour to be part of this. It's really exciting."

Also appearing in the campaign are George Craig, frontman of indie band One Night Only; Matt Gilmour, the son of Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and model, Max Hurd.


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dannii minogue : pregnant !

By thefashionbox · January 13, 2010

X Factor judge Dannii Minogue and her boyfriend, Kris Smith have confirmed that they are expecting their first child together. They confirmed the news on Twitter after Dannii's 12-week scan. Dannii tweeted, "Woo hoo I'm going to be a Mummy!" and Kris tweeted, "Woo hoo I'm going to be a Daddy!"

Dannii left her job as X Factor judge at the end of last year. Rumours are that the couple, who have been dating since 2008, are planning to move to Australia permanently.

So bets are on -

a) Who will replace Dannii on the X Factor panel? Rumour has it that Robbie Williams has been considered!

b) Boy or girl? Hmm, 50/50. My vote is... boy!

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designer dossier : marc jacobs

By thefashionbox · January 13, 2010

In 1997, Marc Jacobs was appointed Creative Director of the luxury French fashion house Louis Vuitton, where he created the company's first ready-to-wear line. As of 2009, Jacobs remains the Creative Director for Louis Vuitton.

Jacobs is notorious for his peculiar choices in models for his advertising campaigns. In Spring 2007, Jacobs chose child actress Dakota Fanning to star in his campaign. All the clothes were shrunk and the shoes made in children sizes. His campaigns have also featured Victoria Beckham and Chloe Sevigny.

Recently, the Marc Jacobs brand has increased the number of boutiques. As of May 2008, Marc Jacobs has boutiques in the United States - New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as shops in Bal Harbour, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston and Provincetown. Worldwide stand alone stores can be found in Europe - Paris, London and Madrid, Japan - Tokyo and Osaka as well as many more. The ready-to-wear accessory and apparel collections are also found in department stores around the globe.

Marc Jacobs collection:

Shopping guide: marc jacobs heeled rubber wellington boots £170, marc jacobs zippy python effect leather wallet £295, marc jacobs cashmere blend studded cardigan and marc jacobs small daisy leather shoulder bag £1,360

Marc Jacobs also has a sister brand called Marc by Marc Jacobs which is for the younger woman and is considerably cheaper

Marc by Marc Jacobs collection:

Forget Hunter, we love these Marc Jacobs wellies! The tulip skirt is bang on trend with modern animal print and the military knit is gorgeous. Everyone needs a simple cardi, this bow detail red one also comes in black.

Shopping guide: marc by marc jacobs flat rubber wellington boots £195, marc by marc jacobs ruby sequined wool blend cardigan £250, marc by marc jacobs into the wild cotton twill skirt £195 and marc by marc jacobs bow embellished cardigan £150

These Marc by Marc Jacobs bags are beautiful. They are still expensive but who cares, they're investments! Especially the black wallet - that really will last forever.

Shopping guide: marc by marc jacobs baby aidan bowler bag £395, marc by marc jacobs classic zip round wallet £225 and marc by marc jacobs sasha leather shoulder bag £415

This gorgeous jewellery is where Marc by Marc Jacobs really becomes accessible for us poor people! Snap up this collection quick before they go!

Shopping guide: marc by marc jacobs enamel wide hinge bangle £95, marc by marc jacobs metal apple ring £50, marc by marc jacobs bow face watch £150, marc by marc jacobs enamel skinny hinge bangle £60, marc by marc jacobs daisy watch £77.95, marc by marc jacobs enamel disc stud earrings £35, marc by marc jacobs enamel band ring £35 and marc by marc jacobs small enamel disc pendant £50

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wow factor : sebastian professional hair products

By thefashionbox · January 13, 2010

Sebastian Professional hair products launched a whole new range of products in 2009 and have had a complete makeover overhaul. And we love it! The products are availible in most good hair salons, on the internet or from specialised hair care shops. Prices differ from shop-to-shop but I can tell you now, these products aren't cheap! However, it's so worth it. But beware, if you go over to the Sebastian side - you'll never go back!

The products:

The range is divided into 4 types : flow, form, flaunt and foundation

Style guide:

For more information visit www.sebastianprofessional.com

Remember, if your hair doesn't look good, then nothing looks good !

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forever 21 is coming to london!

By thefashionbox · January 12, 2010

US fashion chain "Forever 21" has plans to open up four stores in London's Covent Garden, Oxford Street, Regent Street and Westfield London. The new opening is expected as early as Spring. The retailer offers value fashion and is likely to have an impact on shops like H&M and maybe even Primark.

Visit www.forever21.com. All of the prices are in dollars and so you can't buy anything unless you're in the USA but its worth a sneak peak before it hits the UK!

I can see these Forever 21 sweats selling fast. There may be a lot of grey, but team it with some jeans or some trackies and you're set to go!

The vest is the simplest thing we own, so these cool and quirky vests are a perfect update!

Wait! I'm not done. Just when I thought Forever 21 might be known just for their tees, i found these gorgeous dresses too!

Take two...Is this Forever 21 or Topshop?! Maybe Forever 21 isn't the new H&M, but the new (dare we say it) Topshop?!

I can predict now that when Forever 21 does arrive in England, it will cause chaos!! We can't wait ! Finally we can get the all-American style that we've been craving for. Remember, in the USA they set the trend - and we follow it!


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michael buble engaged !

By thefashionbox · January 11, 2010

Ohhh, all of the hopes and dreams that every girl had are gone...

34 year old Michael Buble from Canada is engaged to 22 year old Argentinian actress, Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre. They've been dating since November 2008. Michael's rep confirmed the news with E! entertainment earlier.

Are you sure Michael? I mean, you've only been dating her for a year...

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it's time for the skater dress

By thefashionbox · January 11, 2010

The skater dress is the new shape for Spring/Summer 2010. The shape suits anyone as the skirt perfectly skims your waist, hiding any lumps or bumps. Go for long sleeves for the winter - you can still take long sleeves through to Spring, it saves throwing on a cardi. Mid length sleeves are the most common as they finish at the midpoint between your wrist and elbow - your slimest point. Short sleeves will take you through the whole year.

Shopping guide: asos petite exclusive digital print skater dress £20, topshop plain skater dress (also comes in grey, khaki and dusty pink) £28, asos crochet skater dress £36, topshop lace skater dress £38, topshop paris charms skater dress £35 and topshop chili flowers skater dress £35

Sleeveless in the Summer...

These sleeveless skater dresses are great for the summer. They are a good change to a simple cotton dress because the jersey material is lightweight. Who says summer has to be denim shorts and white tees?!

Shopping guide: dorothy perkins navy skater tunic £25, topshop rose bud strap skater dress £32 and dorothy perkins black skater tunic £25

Dont forget the skirt....

We are loving these skater skirts. Who said it had to be a dress? Just team the skirts with a tucked-in vest or if you want, let a tee hang over

Shopping guide: topshop cream floral print skater skirt £25,  miss selfridge black spot and bow detail skirt £30, love label at very.co.uk denim skater skirt £14 and topshop black floral skater skirt £25

Asos does the new LBD...

Asos shows us that they know what the new LBD (little black dress) looks like. I am totally in love with the diamond cut out skater dress - my LBD will never look the same again. And its on sale! No more bodycon girlies, its time to skate on...!!

Shopping guide: asos diamond cut out skater dress £16, asos jersey black skater dress £24 and asos exclusive petite premium embelished shoulder skater dress £24

My favourite is this puff sleeve number from www.asos.com, a'la Lauren Conrad

Pssst! In this photo, Lauren Conrad is actually leaving Speidi's wedding. Her 'Hills' contract said she must attend, and she smiled for the cameras but right after the service finished, she was seen making a quick exit with her gorgeous Channel bag!

Shopping guide: asos puff sleeve mini skater dress £28

Snap up your skater dress now before they become the next big thing. Come summer, you won't be able to go into a shop without seeing a skater dress so set the trend - don't follow it.


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how the shops do daytime stripes

By thefashionbox · January 10, 2010

Miss Selfridge

This is one of my favourite looks - a crop top slightly tucked into a high waisted skirt with quirky tights and gold detail. Very New York!

Shopping guide: stripe print crop tee £18, black large knot studs £6, black sheer heart tights £6, black pontin mini skirt £18, pale pink buckle satchel £15 and black chain link pumps £25

Dorothy Perkins

Dotty P's goes for more of a nautical look with their stripes. Don't be afraid by the bright tights, standing out isn't bad when you do it looking good! Dorothy Perkin's is by far the cheapest of the four shops so if you need stripes on a budget, then head there.

Shopping guide: navy and cream stripe dress £25, cream circle quilted bag £7, red 80 denier opaque tights £6 and navy pom pom flat shoes now just £5


Always a favourite, Topshop goes for a more sophisticated and upmarket look. This look is the most expensive of the four due to the leather bag and Ugg boots but they are both investments. They can both also be interchanged for cheaper items.

Shopping guide: knitted stripe lace jumper £35, leather ring handle bag £65, lace back sheer tights £8, black denim hot pants £22 and Ugg classic cardi boots £125

River Island

This River Island combination is the best put together. You could take any of these items and team them with almost anything in your wardrobe. So if I would invest in any of these looks, this one is your investment!

Shopping guide: printed cardi £29.99, side pocket cotton tee £14.99, super skinny jeans £34.99, suede pouch tassel bag £64.99 and ballerina bow pumps £24.99

Set the trend - don't follow it


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katie price : standing out for the wrong reasons?

By thefashionbox · January 10, 2010

Katie Price launched her latest book, "Standing Out" along with four of her nearest and dearest friends. Although, I'm not sure I can call one of them her nearest or dearest - Alex Reid aka Roxanne (far left) was dumped by Katie on TV. Katie is then rumoured to have begged her former husband, Peter Andre for a second chance. After being rejected from Pete, Katie then took Alex Reid back as she couldn't bare to be alone.

Anyway, back to her new book. "Standing Out" is described as "Katie Price opens up her makeup bags and throws open the doors to her wardrobe." Is this a joke?? Katie has never been spotted wearing one tasteful or fashionable outfit. So why is she giving people fashion advice? The bets are that Katie signed the deal for this latest book whilst she was still seen as a celebrity and almost a national sweetheart. Poor girl.

Katie Price has previously released 3 autobiographies which sold extremely well. Having read all three, I do admit that they are very good. Katie herself (if she did write them herself) writes very well and openly about the ups and downs of her life.

Katie has also released 4 very successful novels. But although they say "Katie Price" on the cover, they were not actually written by Katie...This probably indicates why they are successful...

So Katie does front some very successful campaigns for selling books but when it comes to her life, Katie is in a bit of a mess... So please Katie, leave the spotlight for now, dump Alex and focus on your life and children for now. Just as Pete has done...

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quirky slogan necklaces

By thefashionbox · January 10, 2010

We love these gorgeous, quirky slogan necklaces, costing from just £6. These necklaces will give any outfit a special touch and boy, will you get comments about them! Snap them up now before they go.

Shopping guide: topshop essex necklace £8, topshop miss naughty word necklace £7, topshop cockney word necklace £8, miss selfridge gold love pendant £6, disney couture at asos 14 ct gold plate believe tink necklace £21.75, topshop heart breaker necklace £8, topshop i love london necklace £8, asos blondie necklace £6 and topshop hello sailor necklace £12

This necklace is from 'Me and Zena' and costs only £22 from www.pretaportobello.com. The likes of Cheryl Cole, Mollie King from The Saturdays and Sarah Harding have been spotted wearing it, so what are you waiting for?

Or go back to where the name necklace first popped onto the fashion radar - Miss Carrie Bradshaw. Even Lauren Conrad has been seen wearing a 'Carrie' necklace. You can get this Carrie necklace from www.namenecklacesdirect.com for only £41.99. There are a variety of styles and you pick what type of chain you would like. Or why not get a necklace from there with your name on it and be your own trendsetter?

Set the trend - don't follow it

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why did this model kill herself?

By thefashionbox · January 10, 2010

On 28th June 2008, Kazakhstan model Ruslana Korshunova leapt from her ninth floor apartment in Manhattan's Financial District. She was four days shy of her 21st birthday. So why did the Russian beauty feel the need to end her life so abruptly?

Ruslana was discovered in 2003 by Debbie Jones of Models 1 modelling agency when she was just fifteen years old. Within her first year of modelling she was signed up to the same agency as Kate Moss and Heidi Klum. IMG models is a prestigious agency who represented her in the four fashion capitals of the world - Paris, Milan, London and New York.

By the tender age of seventeen she had already walked the runway for Marc by Marc Jacobs and Habitual in New York. After being booked for twenty shows in London Fashion Week, Ruslana was branded 'the next big thing' and 'a face to watch' by Vogue. By this point Ruslana had purchased an apartment on Water Street, Manhattan. She would earn up to $5200 for one catwalk show. She would regularly send money home to her mother and brother in Kazakhstan.

However, despite her career going from strength to strength, it was clear that Ruslana was struggling. As soon as she had turned sixteen, Ruslana's career had caused her to move to New York - alone. America was an enormous contrast to her small town in Kazakhstan and with only fellow models for friends, Ruslana was lonely and exhausted. Ruslana's best friend Titeneva, who lives in Russia said, "She was like an angel but she was just always working, working, working."

Ruslana continued modelling and after London Fashion Week in 2007, she fronted advertisements for Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Vera Wang, Clarins, Ghost, Moschino and Pantene as well as appearing on the covers of Elle, 'D' magazine and Vogue, twice. However, the most famous advertisement that Ruslana featured in was for Nina Ricci and her perfume 'Nina.'

By the time she was nineteen, Ruslana was estimated to have made over $1 million and she was branded 'fashion muse of the moment' by The Times. There were no signs of Ruslana's career fading into the background and she was going from strength to strength with what would appear to be amazing times ahead.

Although many would think that travelling was part of a model's job, it is said that Ruslana was away from her New York apartment more than she was there. It therefore seemed obvious that she was overworked. Her doorman Mahmoud Nakeeb says, "She would often return from a job in the early hours of the morning." Since moving to New York at the tender age of sixteen, Ruslana had only been able to visit her family in her home of Kazakhstan once.

Despite the fact that Ruslana had already broken into the fashion industry in multiple countries, she was set to succeed even further in 2008. Ruslana landed a huge modelling job during the summer of 2008 in Paris where she would be given the chance to front huge campaigns in 2009 and 2010.

On Friday 27th June 2008, Ruslana returned to Manhattan from Paris. She spent the evening at her boyfriend, Artem Perchenok's apartment. She returned to her own apartment on Water Street on the morning of Saturday 28th June. At approximately 2.30pm, Ruslana cut the construction netting that was surrounding her balcony because of nearby construction works and then leapt from the balcony, plunging nine stories to her death. Ruslana was shoeless and wearing a purple tank top and blue jeans.

Friends of the model say that there were no direct signs that Ruslana would have taken her own life as no suicide note was left. However, New York police say that there was no evidence of a struggle inside her apartment and a knife was found on the balcony where she had cut the netting surrounding it. There are also many witnesses who claim to have seen her jump.

Ruslana's death was the latest to rock the fashion world, an industry often criticised for the pressures and demands it can place on models. Ruslana had previously posted distressing comments on her blog saying, "I'm so lost, will I ever find myself?" and "It hurts, as if someone took a part of me, tore it out, mercilessly stomped all over it and threw it out." Although friends refuse to believe that Ruslana would commit suicide, her life therapist described her as, 'heartbroken, lonely and homesick.'

It is obligatory for models to consult with a life coach. Although in this case, despite that it was realised that Ruslana was struggling, no help was offered to her.

Micahel Gross, author of Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women says that, "Life as a young model in a city like New York can be a carousel ride or it can be a decent into hell. Many models die of suicide or malnutrition." Ruslana had lost 2 stone since becoming a model but tests show that she was a healthy weight and that could not have contributed to her death.

Since her death, it has come to light that Ruslana from the age of fifteen (coincidently the same age at which she was discovered as a model) had attempted to commit suicide at least five times. This is therefore likely to show that Ruslana was fighting a constant battle and the fashion industry caused her to feel the need to end that battle forever.

Ruslana should have never been given the chance to become a model without the necessary psychiatric help and guidance she was never offered. Would she still be alive if she hadn't been discovered back in 2003?

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urban outfitters half price january sale!

By thefashionbox · January 10, 2010

Every time January or August comes around we get all excited and head straight to Urban Outfitters! But you don't need to head down to London to stock up on their half price goods, just visit www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk.

Most items are half price or less!

Delivery is fast and returns are free so you have no excuses. Don't forget to sift through their sale section of the website as you never know what you might find! Check out the 'gifts and home' page too as there are some quirky pieces there too.

Shopping guide: by corpus animal cami circle dress was £70 now £19.99, kimchi and blue lacey strong dress was £68 now £34.99, reformed sundress was £68 now £19.99, silence and noise embellished crop top was £48 now £19.99, sequin heart box purse was £32 now £9.99, loop applique black cosmetic bag was £26 now £9.99, free people poison apple sateen dress was £55 now £19.99, high waisted smocked diamond skirt was £38 now £19.99 and vintage floral garden tee was £28 now £9.99

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www.uk-ugg-boots.com SCAM WEBSITE

By thefashionbox · January 9, 2010

The website is an exact replica to the genuine UK Ugg site www.uggaustralia.com. There are photos of ever single Ugg imaginable, all for half price. So thats £60 for a pair of Uggs?! Wow.

Yep, thats what I thought, thats what hundreds of people across the whole country thought.

My story went like this:

My adorable puppy chewed the toe section of a pair of look-a-like Uggs that I had from M&S (yes everyone groans when I say Marks and Spencers but they were very nice boots!) so seeing as the weather was reaching -8 degrees at night I decided it was time to get some brand new, real Uggs. However, being the bargain hunter I am of course I tried to find cheaper ones. So imagine my glee when I found this totally secure website, offering Uggs for half price! I quickly placed my order in a secure payment area and I had an account with www.uk-ugg-boots.com on which I could see the status of my order and download my invoice. However, I never received a confirmation email but at that point the alarm bells didn't ring. Some bells started to ring a few days later when I went to track my order but it said that I had the wrong number and this couldn't be done. I then went onto the website the next day but the website didn't exist for an hour. During that time my credit card company phoned stating that fraudulant activities were happening on my card. Luckily for me, the transaction was stopped immediately and hopefully no damage has been done. I'm actually looking forward to going out and investing in some real Uggs from Office or Schuh tomorrow.

I wasn't the only one that had been hurt by this website. After I realised something was wrong I searched the website on google to find hundreds of complaints regarding that very website. Comments like "why hasn't this website been closed down?" and "I have been charged for my 'Uggs' yet two months later I am still waiting for them" swirled the page.

So if it seems too good to be true, it probably is

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new website : awear.com

By thefashionbox · January 9, 2010

awear.com - a cheaper topshop.com?


Founded two years ago, www.awear.com describes itself as "a high street brand with a boutique heart." I couldn't agree more.

Except for one thing - that boutique's are upmarket whereas this website hasn't quite reached the high skies yet. Don't get me wrong, the website is good for its variety of clothes. However, the actual design of the website is rather unprofessional and sometimes cringe-worthy, for example, "the clothes, the bags, the accessories." Especially seeing as awear is predominantly a web based company. There are concessions in some Debenhams store, see www.awear.com to locate your nearest store.

Although the design of the website might not be up to much, the service is very good. My delivery was on time and returns are free. The website trades in both pounds for the UK and euros for those shopping in Europe which shows that they are a growing company. Take asos.com, for example. Asos started out with one customer and they have now grown into one of the most monopolising internet companies in the UK.

I see awear.com as the new boohoo.com, although awear.com has nicer clothes! The clothes from awear.com are on the same level as Dorothy Perkins, yet have a lot more style as you can see from my favourite picks above. The good thing is you won't come away from a browse on awear.com and spend £150 which is easily done on Topshop!

Top Tip: You need to siftt through this site and find the best buys for what you want. One thing I can say is that you will get a bargain.

When this site has had time to grow, it could easily rival some of the bigger fashion websites. So for now keep an eye on it for some individual pieces at cheaper prices. Remember, make the trend, don't follow it.

Shopping guide (from left to right): animal print cotton twill mac £45, printed ruffle tank top £16, black petal shift dress £40, i heart paris tshirt £16, navy croc turn lock shopper £20, stripe cardigan with gold buttons £20, tulip print ruffle sleeve dress £35, black brocade tulip skirt £30, oatmeal ribbon trim cardigan £25, navy nautical buckle belt £6 and zip trim headband £8

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UCAS track for mobile

By thefashionbox · January 9, 2010

You can now track your UCAS application via your iphone or ipod touch.

This groundbreaking application allows you to follow the status of your university application. This means no more logging onto a computer every half hour! It will be great for when results day comes as it means that when the clock strikes midnight, you can see from the comfort of your mobile whether you have made it into university or not.

The application was created by 19 year old entrepeneur Toby Hughes after his sister, Abbie Hughes gave him the idea.

The application itself allows you to view and review your five chosen universities and the offers that you have been given. The app has been rated 5 stars by Apple. It gets our thumbs up too!

Download the app from http://itunes.com/apps/ucastrack

Become a fan of UCAS track for mobile on Facebook too

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hot new trend : Duffle Bags

By thefashionbox · January 9, 2010
charm bag. I have the Topshop bow eyelet bag in navy (it also comes in cream as well as coral and navy) and it's gorgeous. It is good value for money, yet I have always found with Topshop bags that however much you spend, they never feel or look cheap. Black bags are classics that will never go out of fashion so if you want an investment then head down to Miss Selfridge. However, if you're more the daring type then this Topshop coral beauty is for you. Rebecca Bloomwood in 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' made coral bags kitsch again!

Nude and cream shades are tipped to be the colour of 2010 so any of the more expensive bags will see you through rain or sun. I love the tassles on them as well.

So what are you waiting for? Set the trend - don't follow it!
If you don't want to spend the big bucks on the more expensive bags then I advise either the Topshop bow eyelet bag or the Miss Selfridge heart

Label Lust! Marni leather pouch shoulder bag, £810, availible from net-a-porter.com

Topshop coral bow eyelet bag, £35

The Duffle Bag is the bag that you need for Spring 2010. The bag itself is practical as it pulls together at the top, meaning none of our junk necessary items can fall out.

This trend hasn't quite reached its peak yet which is why there aren't that many duffle bags in stores as of yet, but come Spring everyone will be asking you where your duffle bag is from! Take chain handled bags for example, it took at least 6 months for all major stores to sell a variety of them. The key to any trend is to set the trend - not be the follower.

Topshop leather corset duffle bag, £75

Miss Selfridge black heart charm slouch bag, £30

Asos leather weave detail duffle bag, £65

Topshop leather lace up pouch bag, £85

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Desperate Housewives to return!

By thefashionbox · January 9, 2010

Season 6 of Desperate Housewives is set to return to our TV screens in early 2010.

Season 5 saw the housewives of Wisteria Lane five years on. The season ended with Lynette finding out she was pregnant with twins, jeopordising Tom's future and her new job with Carlos. Carlos' teenage neice, Ana, moved into the Solis home and immediately went head to head with Gabby. Orson trapped Bree in a loveless marriage, causing her to flirt with the idea of infedilety. Edie died after finding out who her husband, Dave really was whilst Mike had to save Susan and MJ from Dave. The season ended with a marriage between Mike and....? Who are your bets on - Susan or Katherine?

Season 6 is set to be just as explosive as the previous seasons. Bree embarks on a steamy affair with Susan's ex-husband, Karl, despite his reputation as a player. Will it last? Lynette fears she doesn't love her unborn children - will she chose her career or her babies? Julie returns to Wisteria Lane but her life is in danger. Newly single John Rowland (played by actor Jesse Metcalfe) returns to shake up Gabby's life, but much to Gabby's dismay he's more interested in Ana. Susan and Katherine continue to fight over Mike - but who is his wife? New housewife Angie, her husband, Nick and their teenage son, Danny move to Wisteria Lane but of course they have a secret to hide... The season ends with a catastrophic plane crash. It is rumoured that at least 2, possibly 3 deaths will occur but series producer, Mark Cherry insists its none of the girls, phew!

Don't miss it!

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