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IT is so exclusive, even the staff will be wearing Italian designer outfits.
OWING to the recession and the rising cost of newsprint, we have reluctantly decided to cease publication of our Life & Style section which formerly appeared on Thursdays.
WHEN two of my closest friends left the Capital in favour of the bright lights of London, they always vowed to come home one day. It was only a temporary move, they promised.
I HAVE taken to hiding my shopping bags. In the boot of the car, under the bed, at the back of the wardrobe – I've even resorted to stashing the odd couple behind the curtains. And, when the coast is finally clear, my little purchases are quickly brought out, messed up so they look "used", with the tags put through the shredder.
WHILE most little girls would be content playing with their dolls, venturing to Toys Galore or Jenners's toy department for new outfits and playing dress-up with the miniature ensembles, Niki Taylor from Livingston went one better.
AS the lights went down in the grand hall and the chatter and clinking of champagne flutes turned to silence, the atmosphere was suddenly tense. Eager faces – from shoppers, Edinburgh personalities such as Grant Stott, Arlene Stewart and Boogie, through to national style experts from Grazia and Heat – turned to the catwalk as the music blared out. The long-awaited Jenners fashion show had begun.
OH, how I used to like you, Angelina. Cool, edgy and non-conformist, you were the antithesis of the girlie girl. But you had your morals and your beliefs. Then along came Brad.
LIKE Britney's infamous head shaving episode last year, everyone is talking about Kerry Katona and that performance on ITV1's This Morning last week.
FROM lashings of lace in everything from dainty doily style to dramatic cobweb knits, and black on black to maxi lengths and high necks, soft goth has most definitely made a resurgence in fashion.
LOCATED at the bottom of the Millennium Link canal, Cargo is now home to the city's young, hip crowd looking for an antidote to the George Street overdose of late and the hustle and bustle that goes with it. And from polished black furniture and leather booths to large glass panes, this destination is clearly hitting the spot, and is definitely a bar with style as opposed to one of the myriad of samey style bars.
AS iconic IT bags from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Prada, Mulberry, Christian Dior, Burberry and Dolce & Gabanna jostle for attention, you would be forgiven for assuming that you'd walked into a Thistle Street designer boutique, or were spoilt for choice in the Harvey Nichols accessories department.
WHEN your own mum asks you if you are with child, you know it's time to make changes. When she pats your stomach in the middle of Zara, looks all concerned and tells you it's okay to tell the truth, you know it's time to make those changes fast.
WHEN renowned retail consultant and TV presenter Mary Portas approached Jo Simpson to ask whether she'd like to appear in her acclaimed BBC2 television series Mary Queen of Shops the answer was an easy one: no. For the 30-year-old business consultant from Bonnington knew exactly what she needed to do. And how.
SHE has been hailed as one of fashion's great visionaries, and can count Ugly Betty and The Devil Wears Prada among her screen credits – as well as half of Hollywood. But it was her individual signature styling, her love of quirky accessories, Manolo Blahniks and glamorous fashion that propelled New York stylist Patricia Field to fame as the creative genius behind those iconic Sex And The City outfits. Now she's sexing up the high street – and Marks & Spencer – with an exclusive coll
WHILE cranking the thermostat up and hibernating in the warmth sounds all too appealing, whether we stay indoors or brave the unforgiving elements, the cold weather will still take its toll.
ANNE HUNTER is into appearances. Big time. To her, first impressions count – in fact, they can make or break you . . . in the Edinburgh property market, at least.
HOSPITAL waiting rooms are boring places. Time stands still, the meagre selection of well-thumbed magazines are seriously out of date and everyone seems to be seen ahead of you.
AFTER a £13.5 million revamp, the Macdonald Marine Hotel in North Berwick is now an imposing and luxurious establishment.