Festival Clothing for 2018

We bloody love festivals. The excitement of a muddy, messy getaway is one of our favourite pastimes, with the transcendental beats and harmonious choruses of our favourite artists fuelling our boho fantasies.

But you are what you wear, and you’ve got to make sure you look and feel the part if you want the full festival experience! That’s why we’ve collated our favourite picks that’ll keep your vibes rolling all weekend long.

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‘That 70s Show ‘Outfits

Vintage fashion is riding high this summer, and there’s no better inspo than sitcom darling That 70s Show to inform your sartorial decisions.

Jackie Burkhart

Florals are the name of the game with jackie, as well as a little gold bling for that classy twist. Best for the petite woman, her cute dresses are perfect for little packages for maximum effect!

Donna Pinciotti

The subtle gender bends of donna are fab, with cords, denim and slogan tees being the name of the game!

Be Your Own Sunshine in these Awesome Items

The weather is temperamental to say the least in recent weeks. What’s a girl supposed to do to get some decent, consistent sunshine around here?

No matter; we’ve got just the medicine for the dreary gray British spring: in-your-face, sunshine inducing, lovely summery clothing. Check out some of our faves below, and hit up the New In category for even more sunshine loveliness.

What to do in Manchester for May Bank Holiday

Got a serious case of the recursive Monday blues? Fear not: the first Monday of May is your next incoming long weekend. We thought we’d get a headstart and bring you all the wonderful events coming to Manchester for bank holiday!

GRUB @ Mayfield Depot

Whimsically dressed and wonderfully tasty GRUB is back at the Mayfield Depot this bank holdiay, featuring food vendors The Gravy Train Poutine, Howlin Tacos, Parmstar, The Ottomen and Drizzle City Bakes.

All this tasty food would be nothing without a good beer to wash it down, so expect some of Manchester’s finest brewers demonstrating they’re craft prowess too!

Indie Market at Sadler’s Yard

Manchester’s new Sadler’s Yard, the public square in the heart of NOMA neighborhood, is gearing up for it’s second monthly market for the long weekend.

Expect independent stalls full off scrummy, pretty and cute goodies, from I Knead Bread’s wood-fired pizza to cards and creative gifts from SWALK.

Don’t forget Sadler’s mainstay bar Pilcrow Pub, who will be spinning decks and filling pints as usual to ease everyone into the evening!

Fab Cafe’s Star Wars Party

Fab Cafe is running they’re famous annual Star Wars party, complete, we’re sure, with appropriate themed music, cocktails and decorations.

News: Gwen Stefani Looks to Start her own Cosmetics Line

A patent filing has shown that Gwen Stefani is looking to break into the cosmetics industry with her own line.

While the No Doubt star is no stranger to makeup collabs – having worked with Urban Decay and NBI – this move marks her first solo attempt at breaking into the industry.

Filing trademarks for a plethora of beauty products, including eyeliner, nail polish and eyeshadow, the Hollaback Girl singer is looking to call her new business venture P8NT.

She’s not short on ambition, either: one part of the patent outlines protection for her right to open high street stores.

Whatever comes of her patents, we have NO DOUBT (subtle enough?) Gwen will smash whatever she takes on!

Outfit Ideas from Friends

Friends spanned a decade of one of the most tumultuous, crazy eras for fashion. Movies like The Matrix and Blade ensured there was no shortage of leather while the Backstreet Boys and the Spice Girls took outfit expression to the next level.

Thankfully, there was one show that kept abreast of the outlandish vagaries of 90s fashion. Friends featured everybody’s favourite group of 20-somethings as they navigated the breezy world of 90s America; from Ross’s infamous leather pants to Rachel’s odyssey of denim, here are our top picks for outfits from Friends.

Pretty Paisley

90s and paisley go hand in hand like… well, 60s and paisley we suppose. But the paisley reprisal in this instance was absolutely fabulous, with an intricate print and pastely pink duo that absolutely killed it. Monica’s feet here are, unfortunately, out of frame; but we’d totally pair this with some delicate, yellow barely-there heels.

Block Colour Goodness

Big, bold colours are trending in a big way at the moment, with the ss18 trend promising to simplify outfit anxiety and keep you looking fab.

Serious but Sexy

Rachel’s constant is sophistication. She never really shakes off that ‘I’ve come from money’ vibe in the show (being the daughter of a wealthy doctor), and so many of her outfits reflect that. Here she’s rocking a super-simple black shirt and pony, but the details really set the look off. Smokey eyes and subtle accessories elevate the aesthetic from smart-looking waiter to fashion aficionado – there’s a lesson to be learned from Rachel about finishing off a look.

Boho Vibes

Pheobe was never was never one for conformty – her boho outfits defy trend and decade. Ultimately tho, her outfits have endured perhaps better than anyone else’s on the show. That’s why a lesson can be learned from pheobe: sometimes it really pays to ignore what’s on trend and be yourself!

Looks That Slayed the Oscars

All the glorious pretention and opulence of the Oscars was back this year; the only place where smug 1%ers pat themselves on the back for films about ‘social justice’ while rocking up in £1000 dresses. Still, they do look pretty! Here is our pick for the best dressed this year!


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Jennifer Lawrence
90th Annual Academy Awards Arrivals Los Angeles USA 04 Mar 2018

Jennifer Lawrence gets a lot of flak these days; but one thing people will find hard to fault is this fleek-as-f*** outfit. Beach-blown hair and smokey eyes compliment an unmissable sequin-stunner-figure-hugger. Her latest film might not have won much, but her killer look is a winner in our eyes!


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Emma Stone
90th Annual Academy Awards Arrivals Los Angeles USA 04 Mar 2018

Emma Stone switched it up this year with a gorgeous suit. Sexy & with a statement, the low cut blazer, power shoulders, satin finish and discordant ribbon make for a standout outfit that matched any extravagant dress.


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Margot Robbie
90th Annual Academy Awards Arrivals Los Angeles USA 04 Mar 2018

Margot Robbie came over all angelic with her virgin whiter than white bardot stunner. With enchanting crystalline clutch, she looked like she could’ve walked right off the set of a Disney movie!

Best Netflix Shows to watch 2018

Let us hit you with a real first world problem: Netflix has pumped out so many incredible shows in 2018 – covering so many genres while breaking so much ground – that we’re now too spoiled for choice.

With hits such as Glow and Girlboss, Netflix is a surefire Diva paradise.

That’s why we’re collating our favorite Netflix shows slaying it RN so you don’t have to face that dreaded selection anxiety!

1. Everything Sucks

There will never be a shortage of love for the 90s. The evergreen decade consistently influences our fashion, music and TV, all while tugging at our nostalgia for simpler days.

Enter: Everything Sucks. An unabashed, saccharine love letter that crams as much 90s into 30 minutes than we previously thought physically possible. Double denim, sluggish dial-up and the backstreet boys; we’re talking the whole 9 yards of unfiltered, fantastic 90s goodness.

The show follows the trials of the Boring, Oregan AV club, as they navigate the treacherous perils of high-school (which is difficult no matter what the decade). Crushes, friendship, heartbreak, and comedy: it’s all here and all through the filter of the pre-millennium!

2. The End of the F***ing World

Everyone loves a good road trip; long quiet miles of contemplation mottled with moments of touching friendship – the opportunity to find yourself. But that’s been done before, right? What if, on your two-man road trip, one of the travelers was a sociopath who constantly fantasized about killing the other?

Well, that’s The End of the F***ing world in a nutshell – and if the core concept doesn’t grab you, the quirky charm of the show and characters certainly will.

3. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend takes everything awesome about contemporary and classic TV – musicals, comedy, parody, and style – and mashes them into one of the most hysterical, on-point shows airing anywhere right now.

Exploring the difficulties of Borderline Personality Disorder – both from the perspective of the sufferer and those around them – the show manages to tow the line between genuine representation and sensitivity and outrageous comedy and parody. Equal measures of controversy and humanity, this rollercoaster of a show really is a wild ride – we couldnt reccomend it enough!