Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Fashion Revolution Day




On April 24th last year, over 1,100 people were killed when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Bangladesh, with many more injured. Today, people still continue to suffer as a direct result of our fashion supply chain. 
Tomorrow on April 24th, the fashion industry and consumers from over 50 countries around the world, from designers and icons, to high street shops and factory workers will come together to raise awareness by asking the question "Who Made Your Clothes?" 

Fashion Revolution Day asks you to turn something you're wearing inside out, take a photo so we can all see where it's from, then post it to either Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook with the hashtags: #FashionRevolutionDay #WhoMadeYourClothes #InsideOut #WoolAndTheGang. Wool And The Gang's founder, Aurelie Popper, aims to support the people behind clothing manufacturing to raise awareness for transparency throughout fashion's supply chain and remember victims of the disaster. 

Visit the Fashion Revolution site to find out more and be a part of the gang.


Our Fashion Editor, Hannah, has worn her lovely outfit #InsideOut today in support of Fashion Revolution Day! Check out her Eco Fashion blog here and her post on affordable and ethical fashion options. 




Krissy Turner

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Dining in style at Great Fosters



This magical dining and hotel experience all started one Friday night after a busy day in the office, desperate to escape the hustle and bustle of London and celebrate a birthday somewhere different. We received a tip off that only an hour's drive away in Surrey lies a fabulous restaurant that boosts an incredible tasting menu from a chef who just moved from a Michelin kitchen. We soon knew we were in for a treat at Great Fosters





A former Royal Hunting Lodge dating back to 1550 AD, Great Fosters is one of Surrey’s best kept secrets, set in 50 acres of beautiful grounds and woodland. A magnificent building steeped in history, it benefits from the attention to detail that only an independently owned boutique hotel can. We arrived at the reception where we had the swiftest of check-ins, before we knew it our bags were being whiskered off to our suite. We were staying in the Old Coaching House which had been renovated in 2008. Our room for the night was huge and incredibly luxurious.



It wasn't long before we were sat at our table in their sophisticated and intimate restaurant, The Tudor Room, it offers just twenty four covers per sitting! Set in a lavishly decorated dining room, boasting silk lined walls and a dominant seventeenth century tapestry. With Nik Chappell at the helm, who previously lent his talents to such feted restaurants as L’Ortolan and Mallory Court we knew we were going to be wooed by the menu. Offering two tasting menus 6 or 8 courses, we naturally chose the 8!


Blown away with every dish served it truly was an out-of-this-world dining experience. From the Roast Lamb three ways, to the Seared Scallops or the Chicken Asian Broth we honestly couldn't pick a favourite! But the Truffled Tunworth (cheese), pan fried homemade crumpet with honey & quince came very close. 


All of this was washed down with paired wines hand selected by our sommelier, who listened to our likes and dislikes and selected a bottle of light red for our savory dishes and then a glass of Recioto (lighter than Port) and dessert wine for our sweet courses. He was incredibly helpful and knew his stuff, we loved every drop.

The next morning we had time to check out the impressive gardens, where there is fifty acres of land with an art & crafts garden, a Saxon moat with Japanese bridge, grassed amphitheater and lake to explore. It really is a little country oasis. Not only do they have beautiful wildlife to look at but the estate also rears their own pigs and has bee hives too! We didn't want to leave this romantic country retreat.



The quality of service for our stay was second to none; unpretentious, friendly and very well informed, a dining experience that felt special but comfortable, we didn't feel out of place! It comes highly recommended and great value for what you get.

To book click here 

Maria Glendinning

Supermodel Gisele records Blondie cover!

Adding to her endless list of talents, Brazilian supermodel, Gisele Bündchen has covered another song for the H&M summer campaign. Singing Blondie's Heart of Glass, the video includes Gisele dancing on a beach whilst modelling an array of gorgeous swimwear from their summer collection. Her voice was debuted on her cover of The Kinks All Day And All Of The Night for the H&M AW13 campaign late last year. 

The song and full video will be released next month, with royalties from the song being donated to UNICEF.


Krissy Turner

Fashion: Accessories Special

How to look so summer 2014? It’s all about the details. 


SUNGLASSES, £349, Fendi. EARRINGS, £415, Shourouk, from net-a-porter.com. NECKLACE, £22, Accessorize. RINGS, from £55 each, Pandora. DRESS, £1,620, Tata Naka.
HEADBANDS throughout, stylist's own
SUNGLASSES, £349, Fendi. EARRINGS, £415, Shourouk, from net-a-porter.com. NECKLACE, £22, Accessorize. RINGS, from £55 each, Pandora. DRESS, £1,620, Tata Naka. HEADBANDS throughout, stylist's own

Glasses, £262, Tod's. EARRINGS, £285, Mawi. NECKLACE, £520, Shourouk, from net-a-porter.com. CLUTCH, £35, and CUFF (left), £12, both River Island. CUFF (right), £12, Accessorize. DRESS, £89, Marks & Spencer
Glasses, £262, Tod's. EARRINGS, £285, Mawi. NECKLACE, £520, Shourouk, from net-a-porter.com. CLUTCH, £35, and CUFF (left), £12, both River Island. CUFF (right), £12, Accessorize. DRESS, £89, Marks & Spencer

GLASSES, £230, Prada, from David Clulow. EARRINGS, £10, Freedom at Topshop. RED BAG, £139, and DRESS, £375, both Kate Spade 
New York. PINK CLUTCH, £275, and GREEN CLUTCH, £275, both Lulu Guinness. SHOES, £90, Aldo
GLASSES, £230, Prada, from David Clulow. EARRINGS, £10, Freedom at Topshop. RED BAG, £139, and DRESS, £375, both Kate Spade New York. PINK CLUTCH, £275, and GREEN CLUTCH, £275, both Lulu Guinness. SHOES, £90, Aldo

EARRINGS, £48, Butler & Wilson.
Left: RING, £362, Frey Wille. 
CUFF, £119, Swarovski. WATCH, £229, Michael Kors, from watchstation.com. Right: RING, £286, Mawi. THIN CUFF, £622, and 
WIDE CUFF, £758, both Frey Wille.
BAG, £40, Geox. DRESS, £715, Preen, from Matches
EARRINGS, £48, Butler & Wilson. Left: RING, £362, Frey Wille. CUFF, £119, Swarovski. WATCH, £229, Michael Kors, from watchstation.com. Right: RING, £286, Mawi. THIN CUFF, £622, and WIDE CUFF, £758, both Frey Wille. BAG, £40, Geox. DRESS, £715, Preen, from Matches

EARRINGS, £75, and HEXAGONAL RING, £40, both Tatty Devine.
BRACELETS, £105 each, Guess. 
BLUE RING, £65, Lola Rose Boutique. SHOULDER BAG, £665, 
CH Carolina Herrera. CLUTCH, £340, Vivienne Westwood. JACKET, £700, and SKIRT, £364, both J JS Lee
EARRINGS, £75, and HEXAGONAL RING, £40, both Tatty Devine. BRACELETS, £105 each, Guess. BLUE RING, £65, Lola Rose Boutique. SHOULDER BAG, £665, CH Carolina Herrera. CLUTCH, £340, Vivienne Westwood. JACKET, £700, and SKIRT, £364, both J JS Lee

NECKLACE, £128, Butler & Wilson.
SILVER CUFF, £199, Swarovski by Shourouk. BRACELET, £910, 
Delfina Delettrez. PATTERNED BAG, £505, Just Cavalli. PALE BLUE BAG, £99, Radley. SOCKS, £34, Eley Kishimoto. SHOES, £210, Kurt Geiger. SHIRT, £295, and SKIRT, £280, both Georgia Hardinge
NECKLACE, £128, Butler & Wilson. SILVER CUFF, £199, Swarovski by Shourouk. BRACELET, £910, Delfina Delettrez. PATTERNED BAG, £505, Just Cavalli. PALE BLUE BAG, £99, Radley. SOCKS, £34, Eley Kishimoto. SHOES, £210, Kurt Geiger. SHIRT, £295, and SKIRT, £280, both Georgia Hardinge

GLASSES, £178, Miu Miu, from 
David Clulow. EARRINGS, £178, Dannijo. COLLAR, stylist's own.
NECKLACE, £565, Mawi. WATCH, £180, Folli Follie. ROSE GOLD AND WHITE ENAMEL BRACELETS, £105 each, Guess. RING, £70, Manish Arora for Amrapali. PINK AND GOLD BRACELET, £445, Tod's. BRACELET (on ankle), £395, Mawi.
SHOES, £29.50, Marks & Spencer.
TOP, £148.95, Alexander Wang, from theoutnet.com. SKIRT, £30, Asos
GLASSES, £178, Miu Miu, from David Clulow. EARRINGS, £178, Dannijo. COLLAR, stylist's own. NECKLACE, £565, Mawi. WATCH, £180, Folli Follie. ROSE GOLD AND WHITE ENAMEL BRACELETS, £105 each, Guess. RING, £70, Manish Arora for Amrapali. PINK AND GOLD BRACELET, £445, Tod's. BRACELET (on ankle), £395, Mawi. SHOES, £29.50, Marks & Spencer. TOP, £148.95, Alexander Wang, from theoutnet.com. SKIRT, £30, Asos

STOCKISTS
Net-A-Porter, net-a-porter.com
Fendi, fendi.com
Tata Naka, tatanaka.com
Accessorize, accessorize.com
Pandora, pandora.net
Tods, tods.com
Mawi, mawi.co.uk
Shourouk, net-a-porter.com
River Island, riverisland.com
Accessorize, accessorize.com
Prada at David Clulow, 0844 2640870
Freedom at Topshop, topshop.com
Kate Spade, katespade.com
Butler and Wilson, butlerandwilson.com
Frey Wille, freywille.com
Swarovski, Swarovski.com
Michael Kors, watchstation.com
Geox, geox.com
Tatty Devine, tattydevine.com
J. JS Lee, jsleelondon.com
GUESS, guess.com
Lola Rose Boutique, lolarose.co.uk
CH Carolina Herrera, carolinaherrera.com
Vivienne Westwood, viviennewestwood.co.uk
Georgia Hardinge, georgiahardinge.com
Radley, radley.co.uk
Just Cavalli, justcavalli.com
Eley Kishimoto, eleykishimoto.com
Kurt Geiger, kurtgeiger.com
Miu Miu at David Clulow, 0845 2640870
Alexander Wang, theoutnet.com
Folli Follie, follifollie.co.uk
GUESS, guess.com
Manish Arora and Amrapali, 020 7584 4433
ASOS, asos.com

Styling: Philippa Bloom
Fashion assistant: Emily Dawes
Make-up: Kim Kiefer using Chanel Hydra Beauty Nutrition and S 2014
Hair: Choccy at onerepresents.com using L’Oréal Paris Elnett Hairspray
Nails: Pebbles Aikens for Dior
Model: Lisa Emilie at Union
Producer: Lucy Coghlan
Location Sanderson, sandersonlondon.com.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

I Quit Sugar for Life in YOU | Win a chance to meet the author

Exclusive extract from health guru Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar for Life her follow up to the bestseller I Quit Sugar only in YOU magazine from Sunday 27th April. Order a copy of her book at a fabulous discounted price here 

Sarah Wilson author of I Quit Sugar for Life, buy it here
Sugar is the new tobacco, the health scourge of our times. It is cheap, addictive and widely available. Sarah Wilson has made quitting sugar a mission; she draws on personal experience, the advice of experts and her own extensive research to show how sugar is making us fat, unhappy and unwell. With her bestselling book, I Quit Sugar, Sarah Wilson convinced tens of thousands to join her in kicking the habit. In I Quit Sugar For Life, Sarah shows readers how to banish the white stuff forever with a carefully designed code to help readers:

- Maximise nutrition with veggies
- Exercise less for better results
- Detox safely
- Make sustainable food choices
- Cook sugar-free: 148 desserts, cakes, kids’ stuff, comfort dinners and tote-able breakfast and lunches

I Quit Sugar For Life is not just about kicking a habit; it is a complete wellness philosophy that stakes a claim for real food as the best path to good health. 

As Sarah says, “Quitting sugar is not a diet. It’s not about crazy draconian rules and weight-loss stunts. Quitting sugar is a way of living without processed food and eating like our great-grandparents used to before the crap.”



COMPETITION TIME - SORRY THIS HAS NOW ENDED
To celebrate the release of Sarah Wilson's new book I Quit Sugar for Life we are giving away 10 copies of her book alongside 10 pairs of tickets to meet the Australian author herself in London with a friend! Giving you a chance to get your book signed.

When
Tuesday April 29th, 7pm – 9pm

Where
The Proud Archivist
Units W, X & Y, Reliance Wharf
2-10 Hertford Road
London N1 5ET
Link here


Thursday, 17 April 2014

Cri Cric: Handmade Children’s Wear


We’re head over heels for Cri Cric, a beautifully bespoke collection of handmade, limited edition children’s clothes, crafted by Spanish designer Cristina Villena-Ortega. After graduating from the London College of Fashion in 2006, Cristina designed knitwear in Italy and worked for many renowned fashion designers. But it’s since becoming a mum that she's discovered her true passion: children’s clothes. 

Starting with a collection of 40s style children's pajamas, she’s since introduced day wear separates for the under tens. Pieces are pricey, but understandable given the quality and the fact that they’re handmade. 

Our favourite item is this handmade blue and white stripy cotton shirt, as modelled by Theo – the youngest member of the YOU magazine team. 

From £18, cricric.com 

Clare Geraghty 

Coachella style inspiration

The second half of 2014's most anticipated music and arts festival, Coachella, takes place in California this Easter weekend, and if the fashion from last weekend is anything to go by, if you're heading there you'll definately be needing a stylish, yet effortlessly cool, outfit.
Whether you go all-out-boho in a luxe kimono and suede fringed boots, or fun and bright in a printed kimono and co-ord set, we bet you'll have the best time (and we're not jealous one bit!) 

Have a look at our top four Coachella street style looks from last weekend, then get their look for less with our festival style roundup. 




£30, ASOS
£85, Office

£204, Dolce & Gabbana at David Clulow
£39.99, H&M


£19.99, New Look
£58 Native Rose at Urban Outfitters

£12, Miss Selfridge
£20, Miss Selfridge


£15, River Island


If you're lucky enough to be there this weekend, tweet us some snaps of your festival outfits - @YOUMagSocial 



Krissy Turner

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Get the Mad Men 1960s look


With the show's 7th series coming to an end soon, (sob) we thought it only right to pay tribute to the gorgeous 1960s fashion that Christina Hendricks, Elisabeth Moss and co have had us lusting after since they stepped onto our screens as the ruthlessly competitive women at Sterling Cooper & Partners Advertising.  
The award-winning Elisabeth Moss, who plays Peggy Olsen, was also last week's cover star, where she talks all things curves, sexism and winning a Golden Globe - it's a must-read! 


If you're not already a fan of the 1960s period drama, you'll definately fall for the fashion... then catch up on the first six seasons over the Easter weekend, of course! 



Flaunt your curves Mad Men style with these chic little buys... 


£69, Dents



£28, Dorothy Perkins



£18, Topshop
£665, Christian Louboutin
£325, DAY Birger et Mikkelsen at Net-A-Porter
£17.99, New Look at Asos







£6, ASOS











£55, Oasis





£119, Ted Baker
£29.99, Zara






























































Krissy Turner 

Churchill's Port House pops up again for summer

We were very happy to discover that one of our favourite restaurant pop-ups - Churchill's Port House in Soho - has popped up again for summer. Having taken over an empty building next to Maison Bertaux on Greek Street over New Year, it's back by popular demand for a three-month stint.


Port is, of course, the perfect postprandial drink after a heavy winter meal, but - as the wonderfully knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff explain - it's the ideal summer tipple too. Especially the deliciously light tawny and white ports which have been aged in oak barrels (unlike the more familiar bottle-aged ruby ports) and are served chilled (the drinks menu also includes wines from Churchill's Douro Valley vineyard.)  The summer tapas menu offers fabulous matching dishes - we especially loved the Beetroot Gazpacho, the Chilli Garlic Prawns and the Passion Fruit Cheesecake. On a warm April evening, we felt utterly transported to a chilled-out bar in Portugal...


The Port House was created by Max Graham, son of the founder of the Churchill's brand, who's passionate about port - and whose innovative ideas include a port cocktail bar which will open on the second floor of the restaurant on 23rd April. Top mixologist The Rum Runner has created three bespoke cocktails inspired by the Classic Port Tasting Flight, including a white port mojito.

Churchill's Port House, 26 Greek St, London, W1D 5DE. Now open five days a week, Tuesday until Saturday for lunch and dinner. To make a booking please call 07826624711, or email info@churchills-porthouse.com. www.churchills-porthouse.com


Rosalind Lowe

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Victoria's Secret Show comes to the UK!

It has been revealed, by two Angels no less, that the Victoria's Secret Show will take place in Earls Court, London this December 2nd. Stunning models, Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel announced the big move with a glam appearance at the brand's Bond Street store earlier today. 


The annual star-studded fashion show has previously been held in Miami, Cannes and LA, and they now have six stores in the UK. The Victoria's Secret 2013 Show in New York began with a 'British Invasion' section, fronted by Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn - a hint to their move across the pond, perhaps?

Here's hoping we get an invite!

Krissy Turner