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20 Mar 19
Ed B on Sports

Alex Curran From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is the latest accepted revision, reviewed on 19 January 2019. Alex Curran Born Alexandra Curran (1982-09-23) 23 September 1982 (age 36) Aintree, Merseyside, England Spouse(s) Steven Gerrard (2007–present) Modelling information Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1] Hair colour Blonde[1] Eye colour Blue[1] Alexandra Gerrard (née Curran; born 23 September 1982) […]

20 Mar 19
Novel Deelights

Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words. Caitlin Hendrix has been a Narcotics detective for six months when the killer at the heart of all her childhood nightmares reemerges: the Prophet. An UNSUB—what the […]

20 Mar 19
Chrissi Reads

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent […]

18 Mar 19
The Irish Sun
GETTING celebs on board is the name of the game as fashion brands bid to boost sales. From established stars such as Holly Willoughby to newer ones like Channel 4’s Maya Jama, High Street stores and online traders know big names mean sales success. Marks & Spencer sold a piece from Holly’s latest collection of “must haves” every 15 SECONDS following its launch last month. Although celebs keep their fees close to their stylishly-clothed chests, some run into six figures. Model Verity Hensey tried out popular celebrity fashion ranges Social media reach helps. Actor Michelle Keegan’s 3.8million Instagram followers would have seen the shots she posted of her collection. Maureen Hinton, group retail research director at analysts GlobalData, said: “Celebrities raise the brand’s profile. “They widen their audience, in some cases by being associated with a popular TV show, helping the brand become top of mind for shoppers, which is crucial.” But are the ranges any good? We asked model Verity Hensey, from Clapham, South West London, to test outfits from seven collaborations for style, quality and fit and rate each out of ten. Holly Willoughby This Morning favourite Holly has launched a range for M&S Verity says the denim is good quality Dress, £49.50, Holly Willoughby’s Must Haves at M&S – buy now Trainers, £45, Holly Willoughby’s Must Haves at M&S – buy now BEST FOR: Denim staples VERITY’S VERDICT: “It’s flattering but feels a bit mumsy rather than cool. The denim is good quality and this outfit reflects her style. A good staple but not pushing boundaries.” RATING: 7/10 Emily Atack – LOSER Inbetweeners star Emily is collaborating with In The Style The model thinks this outfit isn’t worth the asking price Dress, £29.99, Inthestyle.com – buy now Sandals, £29.50, M&S – buy now BEST FOR: Summer dresses VERITY’S VERDICT: “The dress is flimsy and bad quality and the print is too brash and Bet Lynch, though the cut is flattering. It reflects Emily’s character in The Inbetweeners but is not worth the £30 asking price.” RATING: 2/10   Emma Willis – WINNER Former model turned TV host Emma’s range is in Next This outfit almost scored a perfect 10 Check blazer, £65, Next – buy now Trousers, £36, Next – buy now T-shirt, £5.50, Next – buy now  Trainers, £35, Head Over Heels – buy now BEST FOR: Smart tailoring. VERITY’S VERDICT: “The quality feels high and it’s a good cut. This wardrobe staple reflects what Emma would wear – she isn’t overly girly. I would buy this for myself.” RATING: 9.5/10 Maya Jama MTV and Channel 4 host Maya works with Pretty Little Thing Maya’s jeans look cheap according to Verity Crop top, £12, Prettylittlething.com – buy now Jeans, £28, Prettylittlething.com – buy now Trainers, £14.99, New Look – buy now BEST FOR: Trend-led looks VERITY’S VERDICT: “The jeans are a bit baggy at the front and look cheap. The top doesn’t fit me well, it’s hanging off my shoulders. But it’s quite a fashionable, casual look.” RATING: 4/10 Myleene Klass Myleene’s designs are sold by Littlewoods Verity doesn’t think this dress is great quality Red asymmetric strap dress, was £74 now £29.25, Littlewoods.com – buy now BEST FOR: Formal eventwear. VERITY’S VERDICT: “This isn’t worth the full price, the quality doesn’t feel high at all. The fit isn’t great as the back is loose. It has too much going on, with the funny neckline and frills at the back.” RATING: 4/10   Michelle Keegan Corrie actress Michelle’s range is sold at Very.co.uk The skirt was too fussy because of the frill Coat, was £80 now £56, Very.co.uk – buy now Shirt, was £35 now £24.50, Very.co.uk – buy now Skirt, was £32 now £24.50, Very.co.uk – buy now Heels, £40; bag, £28, Very.co.uk – buy now  BEST FOR: A capsule wardrobe. VERITY’S VERDICT: “It’s nice that Michelle has thought of the whole outfit from coat to heels. The coat feels good quality but the frill on the skirt is too fussy.” RATING: 5/10 [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS ” posts_category=”24″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Abbey Clancy Model and TV personality Abbey has joined forces with Lipsy The model liked the way the dress draped over her figure Dress, £32, Lipsy – buy now Heels, £40, Schuh – buy now BEST FOR: Glam night out looks. VERITY’S VERDICT: “This has a nice cut and gives a flattering shape. It nips in at the waist and skims my hips but isn’t too clingy. The pattern is not as brash as some other animal prints. Cowl necks are good for bigger chests.” RATING: 7/10 [bc_video video_id=”6003565204001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Emily Atack shows off new raunchy In The Style clothing range”] GOT a story? Ring The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or email exclusive@the-sun.co.uk.  
18 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
GETTING celebs on board is the name of the game as fashion brands bid to boost sales. From established stars such as Holly Willoughby to newer ones like Channel 4’s Maya Jama, High Street stores and online traders know big names mean sales success. Marks & Spencer sold a piece from Holly’s latest collection of “must haves” every 15 SECONDS following its launch last month. Although celebs keep their fees close to their stylishly-clothed chests, some run into six figures. Model Verity Hensey tried out popular celebrity fashion ranges Social media reach helps. Actor Michelle Keegan’s 3.8million Instagram followers would have seen the shots she posted of her collection. Maureen Hinton, group retail research director at analysts GlobalData, said: “Celebrities raise the brand’s profile. “They widen their audience, in some cases by being associated with a popular TV show, helping the brand become top of mind for shoppers, which is crucial.” But are the ranges any good? We asked model Verity Hensey, from Clapham, South West London, to test outfits from seven collaborations for style, quality and fit and rate each out of ten. Holly Willoughby This Morning favourite Holly has launched a range for M&S Verity says the denim is good quality Dress, £49.50, Holly Willoughby’s Must Haves at M&S – buy now Trainers, £45, Holly Willoughby’s Must Haves at M&S – buy now BEST FOR: Denim staples VERITY’S VERDICT: “It’s flattering but feels a bit mumsy rather than cool. The denim is good quality and this outfit reflects her style. A good staple but not pushing boundaries.” RATING: 7/10 Emily Atack – LOSER Inbetweeners star Emily is collaborating with In The Style The model thinks this outfit isn’t worth the asking price Dress, £29.99, Inthestyle.com – buy now Sandals, £29.50, M&S – buy now BEST FOR: Summer dresses VERITY’S VERDICT: “The dress is flimsy and bad quality and the print is too brash and Bet Lynch, though the cut is flattering. It reflects Emily’s character in The Inbetweeners but is not worth the £30 asking price.” RATING: 2/10   Emma Willis – WINNER Former model turned TV host Emma’s range is in Next This outfit almost scored a perfect 10 Check blazer, £65, Next – buy now Trousers, £36, Next – buy now T-shirt, £5.50, Next – buy now  Trainers, £35, Head Over Heels – buy now BEST FOR: Smart tailoring. VERITY’S VERDICT: “The quality feels high and it’s a good cut. This wardrobe staple reflects what Emma would wear – she isn’t overly girly. I would buy this for myself.” RATING: 9.5/10 Maya Jama MTV and Channel 4 host Maya works with Pretty Little Thing Maya’s jeans look cheap according to Verity Crop top, £12, Prettylittlething.com – buy now Jeans, £28, Prettylittlething.com – buy now Trainers, £14.99, New Look – buy now BEST FOR: Trend-led looks VERITY’S VERDICT: “The jeans are a bit baggy at the front and look cheap. The top doesn’t fit me well, it’s hanging off my shoulders. But it’s quite a fashionable, casual look.” RATING: 4/10 Myleene Klass Myleene’s designs are sold by Littlewoods Verity doesn’t think this dress is great quality Red asymmetric strap dress, was £74 now £29.25, Littlewoods.com – buy now BEST FOR: Formal eventwear. VERITY’S VERDICT: “This isn’t worth the full price, the quality doesn’t feel high at all. The fit isn’t great as the back is loose. It has too much going on, with the funny neckline and frills at the back.” RATING: 4/10   Michelle Keegan Corrie actress Michelle’s range is sold at Very.co.uk The skirt was too fussy because of the frill Coat, was £80 now £56, Very.co.uk – buy now Shirt, was £35 now £24.50, Very.co.uk – buy now Skirt, was £32 now £24.50, Very.co.uk – buy now Heels, £40; bag, £28, Very.co.uk – buy now  BEST FOR: A capsule wardrobe. VERITY’S VERDICT: “It’s nice that Michelle has thought of the whole outfit from coat to heels. The coat feels good quality but the frill on the skirt is too fussy.” RATING: 5/10 [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS ” posts_category=”30″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Abbey Clancy Model and TV personality Abbey has joined forces with Lipsy The model liked the way the dress draped over her figure Dress, £32, Lipsy – buy now Heels, £40, Schuh – buy now BEST FOR: Glam night out looks. VERITY’S VERDICT: “This has a nice cut and gives a flattering shape. It nips in at the waist and skims my hips but isn’t too clingy. The pattern is not as brash as some other animal prints. Cowl necks are good for bigger chests.” RATING: 7/10 [bc_video video_id=”6003565204001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Emily Atack shows off new raunchy In The Style clothing range”] GOT a story? Ring The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or email exclusive@the-sun.co.uk.  
18 Mar 19
The Sun
GETTING celebs on board is the name of the game as fashion brands bid to boost sales. From established stars such as Holly Willoughby to newer ones like Channel 4’s Maya Jama, High Street stores and online traders know big names mean sales success. Marks & Spencer sold a piece from Holly’s latest collection of “must haves” every 15 SECONDS following its launch last month. Although celebs keep their fees close to their stylishly-clothed chests, some run into six figures. Model Verity Hensey tried out popular celebrity fashion ranges Social media reach helps. Actor Michelle Keegan’s 3.8million Instagram followers would have seen the shots she posted of her collection. Maureen Hinton, group retail research director at analysts GlobalData, said: “Celebrities raise the brand’s profile. “They widen their audience, in some cases by being associated with a popular TV show, helping the brand become top of mind for shoppers, which is crucial.” But are the ranges any good? We asked model Verity Hensey, from Clapham, South West London, to test outfits from seven collaborations for style, quality and fit and rate each out of ten. Holly Willoughby This Morning favourite Holly has launched a range for M&S Verity says the denim is good quality Dress, £49.50, Holly Willoughby’s Must Haves at M&S – buy now Trainers, £45, Holly Willoughby’s Must Haves at M&S – buy now BEST FOR: Denim staples VERITY’S VERDICT: “It’s flattering but feels a bit mumsy rather than cool. The denim is good quality and this outfit reflects her style. A good staple but not pushing boundaries.” RATING: 7/10 Emily Atack – LOSER Inbetweeners star Emily is collaborating with In The Style The model thinks this outfit isn’t worth the asking price Dress, £29.99, Inthestyle.com – buy now Sandals, £29.50, M&S – buy now BEST FOR: Summer dresses VERITY’S VERDICT: “The dress is flimsy and bad quality and the print is too brash and Bet Lynch, though the cut is flattering. It reflects Emily’s character in The Inbetweeners but is not worth the £30 asking price.” RATING: 2/10   Emma Willis – WINNER Former model turned TV host Emma’s range is in Next This outfit almost scored a perfect 10 Check blazer, £65, Next – buy now Trousers, £36, Next – buy now T-shirt, £5.50, Next – buy now  Trainers, £35, Head Over Heels – buy now BEST FOR: Smart tailoring. VERITY’S VERDICT: “The quality feels high and it’s a good cut. This wardrobe staple reflects what Emma would wear – she isn’t overly girly. I would buy this for myself.” RATING: 9.5/10 Maya Jama MTV and Channel 4 host Maya works with Pretty Little Thing Maya’s jeans look cheap according to Verity Crop top, £12, Prettylittlething.com – buy now Jeans, £28, Prettylittlething.com – buy now Trainers, £14.99, New Look – buy now BEST FOR: Trend-led looks VERITY’S VERDICT: “The jeans are a bit baggy at the front and look cheap. The top doesn’t fit me well, it’s hanging off my shoulders. But it’s quite a fashionable, casual look.” RATING: 4/10 Myleene Klass Myleene’s designs are sold by Littlewoods Verity doesn’t think this dress is great quality Red asymmetric strap dress, was £74 now £29.25, Littlewoods.com – buy now BEST FOR: Formal eventwear. VERITY’S VERDICT: “This isn’t worth the full price, the quality doesn’t feel high at all. The fit isn’t great as the back is loose. It has too much going on, with the funny neckline and frills at the back.” RATING: 4/10   Michelle Keegan Corrie actress Michelle’s range is sold at Very.co.uk The skirt was too fussy because of the frill Coat, was £80 now £56, Very.co.uk – buy now Shirt, was £35 now £24.50, Very.co.uk – buy now Skirt, was £32 now £24.50, Very.co.uk – buy now Heels, £40; bag, £28, Very.co.uk – buy now  BEST FOR: A capsule wardrobe. VERITY’S VERDICT: “It’s nice that Michelle has thought of the whole outfit from coat to heels. The coat feels good quality but the frill on the skirt is too fussy.” RATING: 5/10 [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS ” posts_category=”363″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Abbey Clancy Model and TV personality Abbey has joined forces with Lipsy The model liked the way the dress draped over her figure Dress, £32, Lipsy – buy now Heels, £40, Schuh – buy now BEST FOR: Glam night out looks. VERITY’S VERDICT: “This has a nice cut and gives a flattering shape. It nips in at the waist and skims my hips but isn’t too clingy. The pattern is not as brash as some other animal prints. Cowl necks are good for bigger chests.” RATING: 7/10 [bc_video video_id=”6003565204001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Emily Atack shows off new raunchy In The Style clothing range”] GOT a story? Ring The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or email exclusive@the-sun.co.uk.  
18 Mar 19
The Sun
UGG BOOTS are bliss. These shoes are guaranteed to make you fall in love as their softer-than-soft fleece warms your foot all the way up your ankle…whether you’re willing or not. It all began back in 1978 when a young Australian surfer dude was inspired by the relaxed shores of Southern California. In Australia, “ugg” means slipper, which explains why comfort is their forte. Rihanna and actress Katie Holmes bringing back the UGG look Back in the early 2000s, Uggs were the off-duty staple for celebs worldwide. Fast forward to 2019, amid the noughties revival, and they’re making a fashion comeback – the ‘ugly’ boots even made an appearance at fashion week when a Y-Project collaboration involved some knee-high numbers. And, just recently, Rihanna was papped rocking UGG boots in a street style shot. If queen bee Rihanna is wearing something, then it’s definitely back in fashion. But from their sturdy soles to the sheepskin lining, UGG’s long-lasting luxury costs money. Fear not! We’ve found you the cheapest (coolest) ones around now. Oh, and we threw in some faux numbers too if your budget won’t stretch. Classic UGGs The latest UGG Classic Mini II Boots Chestnut Suede can now repel water and stains When you think about UGGs, these chestnut-brown ones probably come to mind. It’s the trademark design, filled with sheepskin. The Classic Mini has had an upgrade with a pre-treated suede upper to repel water and stains, and it now has a Treadlite UGG sole for even more comfort. It’s stamped with the logo in its trademark spot on the heel too. Students get 10% off at Office, plus they offer free UK delivery. Oh, and these are £20 cheaper than the other classic short style. You’re welcome. UGG Classic Mini II Boots Chestnut Suede, £145 from Office – buy here Men’s UGGs The Neumel boot The Men’s Neumel Unlined Leather Boot are suitable for warmer conditions Chukka boots are a menswear go-to and UGG have finessed them. Made from soft suede and unlined for a breathable feel ready for spring, these are great for warmer seasons and cool fall days – your feet won’t overheat. They’re also the cheapest men’s UGG out there, but still have their trademark comfy EVA sole, with free delivery on the site too. The chocolate brown is a versatile colour making these a timeless staple. Team them with rolled up jeans, a crew neck and trench coat – perfect. Men’s Neumel Unlined Leather Boot, £120 from UGG – buy here Harkley boot The Men’s Harkley Boot is comfortable and durable The second cheapest UGG boot for men is the Harkley boot. For this one, UGG DNA meets California leisure to re-create their classic lace-up. Made from suede with a softer-than-soft grey wool lining, it’s cushioned and comfortable but oh so durable. We like how it’s stamped with a subtle UGG logo, for a lower key look. These will be a winter-wear go-to with your skinnies. Men’s Harkley Boot, £150 from UGG – buy here Women’s boot Hidden gem boot The Women’s Classic Short Metallic Snake Boot is filled with the brand’s trademark sheepskin Even though these coffee-coloured snake-print boots are so on trend, you can find them in UGG’s official outlet, Emporium. Their RRP is £170! Plus, you can get 15% off your first order when you sign up. This Classic short boot is filled with the brand’s trademark luxurious sheepskin and panelled with a metallic snake-print foiled leather contrast. To welcome back the more-is-more noughties team these with a mini skirt and jumper for early Spring street style. But they’ll look fabulous with all types of denim too. Women’s Classic Short Metallic Snake Boot, £112 from UGG (Emporium Outlet) – buy here Cardigan boot The Women’s Classic Cardy Boot features a cushioned insole The cardy boot is UGG’s cheapest tall boot, but it’s a stylish alternative to the usual over-worn suede style. Featuring three large buttons, and three hidden smaller ones you can expose if you choose to fold them down – you can alter the height to suit your mood, or the weather. Lined with a plush wool, cushioned insole and stamped with the signature heel-logo, these are cool and cosy. Women’s Classic Cardy Boot, £125 from UGG – buy here UGG Replicas UGG replicas also offer a snug alternative If you’re after the classic UGG silhouette but don’t have that kinda budget. Don’t worry, we’ve got you. From Next to George at Asda, there are replicas of UGG’s slip-on cosy winter boots – Dune’s ones even feature a faux sheepskin lining for the vegan’s out there. Everyone’s feet deserve to be snug. (top left clockwise) Lipsy Button Detail Faux Fur Boot, £35 from Next – buy here Suede Boots, £30 from Next – buy here Rockiie – Tan, £43 from Dune – buy here Navy Fleece Lined Snug Outdoor Boots, £5 from George at Asda – buy here [article-rail-topic title=”MORE FROM SUN SELECTS FASHION” term_id=”14220″ posts_number=”12″ /] [bc_video video_id=”5771939465001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”From Rihanna in thigh-high Uggs to Nicole Scherzinger’s blinding bra-top… these are the craziest outfits spotted at Coachella”] This article and any featured products have been independently chosen by The Sun journalists. All recommendations within the article are informed by expert editorial opinion. If you click a link and buy a product we may earn revenue: this helps to support The Sun, and in no way affects our recommendations.  
17 Mar 19
The Sun
PANDORA bracelets are a fabulous way to tell someone you love them, they’re timeless and you can accessorise them with sentimental charms. Back in 1982 Pandora began in Copenhagen, Denmark – since then, they have been creating jewellery for over 100 countries, priding themselves on refined craftsmanship and affordable luxury. Maripier Morin, left, and Kim Sears There’s something special about receiving genuine silver jewellery because it’s so long lasting. Jewellery brands will encourage you to add some sentimental sparkle to a loved one’s life but Pandora in particular celebrates authentic creativity with a range of charms available to collect. As the fashion industry is loving customisation and personalisation right now, these bracelets are bang on-trend. In 2018, Pandora launched a Reflexions collection, fronted by stars from Winnie Harlow to Ashley Benson, showing off the jewellery brand’s global star status. They might not be the most expensive brand out there, but just to ensure you aren’t splashing your cash when you don’t need to, we’ve found you the cheapest Pandora bracelets around now. And a few replicas too…aren’t we lovely. Sliding leather bracelet Moments Sliding Leather Bracelet It’s not that surprising that the best place to buy Pandora is from their official website, with free UK delivery and returns you can’t go wrong. As an updated version of its charm bracelet, this one is crafted from black leather and features an adjustable sterling silver bolo closure. It’s the ideal gift for anyone. If the recipient has a more-is-more aesthetic they can layer it with charms, but otherwise it can be kept beautifully minimalist. Moments Sliding Leather Bracelet, £45 from Pandora – buy here Reflexions bracelet Pandora Reflexions Sterling Silver Bracelet From the brand new range fronted by supermodel Winnie Harlow and super-influencer Olivia Culpo, this Reflexions bracelet is a chic alternative to your typical Pandora bracelet. This sterling silver chain bracelet is centered with engraved, square Pandora clasp – the brand recommends that you add 1cm to a tight wrist measurement for the perfect fit. Reflecting modern femininity with its boldly elegant design, this bracelet doesn’t need any charms to make a statement.  Quick note… you’ll reduce long term costs if you choose this one – you’re welcome! Pandora Reflexions Sterling Silver Bracelet, £55 from Pandora – buy here Double wrap bracelet Moments Double Woven Leather Bracelet Another bargain is Pandora’s double wrap bracelet. It’s cheaper than the silver styles but has a trendy bohemian aesthetic that’ll look vintage with age. The double woven leather bracelet comes in white, dark blue, pink, black and silver, and features the signature Pandora engraved ball clasp in sterling silver. It’s also longer, so there’s more space for charms and more opportunity for personalisation! Girls and guys, get matching ones because this one’s unisex! Moments Double Woven Leather Bracelet, £45 from Pandora – buy here Silver chain bracelet Essence Silver Ball Chain Bracelet If you’re shopping on a budget, we suggest you head straight to the Essence collection on Pandora’s site where there are loads of pieces for £50 and under. Complete with a sterling silver clasp engraved with Pandora branding, this chain silver bracelet is a step up from the basic minimalist style. Only Essence charms fit this bracelet – choose from some amazing pendants, ruby red love hearts and there’s even Minnie and Mickey Mouse in the fabulous new Disney collection! Essence Silver Ball Chain Bracelet, £50 from Pandora – buy here Silver bangle Pandora Moments Bangle Every girl deserves a super sleek silver bangle, luckily Pandora have the perfect one. If you buy it from Swag you can get 10 per cent off too, by signing up to the newsletter! This sterling silver bangle is finished with the trademark Pandora bobble clasp; it’s the ideal blank canvas to collect some charms. It’s called the “moments” bangle, so make memories by giving this to a loved one. Pandora Moments Bangle, £55 from Swag – buy here Pandora replicas for under £30 If you want to add the elegance of Pandora to your jewellery collection (or somebody else’s) but you have a tight budget, we’ve got your back. From New Look’s simple silver bangles to River Island’s wrap-around replica, here are a range of similar styles that will look just as good. Our favourite option is the Sterling Silver style from Amazon – use it as a base for real Pandora charms and no one will ever know the difference. The Pandora experience, for less. John Lewis & Partners Faux Pearl And Cubic Zirconia Slider Chain Bracelet, £16 from John Lewis – buy here 3 Pack Gold Knot And Gem Cuff Bracelets, £5.99 from New Look – buy here Lipsy Silver Plated Pave Heart Charm Bracelet, £14.99 from Argos – buy here Genuine Classic Snake Chain Bracelet, £29.99 from Amazon – buy here Black Woven Leather Bracelet, £8 from River Island – buy here Are you a lucky shopper? Our guide to cheap Pandora charms might be for you. Or if you prefer some finger-bling, why not look at our round-up of Pandora rings? [article-rail-topic title=”MORE FROM SUN SELECTS FASHION” term_id=”14220″ posts_number=”12″ /] [bc_video video_id=”5830998836001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Prince Harry has been wearing the same bracelet for 20 years “] This article and any featured products have been independently chosen by The Sun journalists. All recommendations within the article are informed by expert editorial opinion. If you click a link and buy a product we may earn revenue: this helps to support The Sun, and in no way affects our recommendations.  
17 Mar 19
Life TRE Style

Happy Sunday all. This week, I want to talk about the importance of gratitude and living in the present moment. I mentioned a while back, in my life update post that I’ve had a change of attitude following a podcast I was listening to. In a world so focused on the next moment, getting more, […]

13 Mar 19
Novel Deelights

Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words. Kat experiences every mother’s worst nightmare when her only child’s body is found lifeless in an overgrown, abandoned quarry.  Desperate to find out what happened, Kat […]

13 Mar 19
Chrissi Reads

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent […]

12 Mar 19
The Sun
MICHELLE Keegan has more than proved there is life after Weatherfield as her acting career has soared since she quit the cobbled streets of Corrie. The actress is currently starring in the Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off in the name of charity. But who is she and how did she win? Here’s what we know… Michelle is a well-known British actress who has starred in Coronation Street as well as Our Girl Who is Michelle Keegan? What is her background? Michelle was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester on June 3, 1987. She’s the daughter of an English father and Gibraltarian mother. Michelle attended Manchester’s School of Acting before taking on part-time jobs, including being a check-in agent at Manchester Airport and a sales assistant in Selfridges, Manchester. She found fame in 2008 when she landed the part of Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street. Michelle left the soap in 2014 when a dramatic story-line saw her being killed off after being pushed off a balcony. She has received wide popularity because of her looks, earning herself FHM Sexiest Woman in The World in 2015. She also won the gong for Sexiest Female at the British Soap Awards six years in a row during her time in Corrie. Michelle first hit our screens as Tina in Corrie Is Michelle Keegan taking part in The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off? Yes! Michelle is taking part in the five-part series in aid of charity. Our Girl Michelle will be battling it out against a whole host of other celebrities including Russell Brand, Big Narstie and Jeremy Paxman. It was first announced in October that the actress would be taking part in the programme to raise awareness of the disease. The celebrity spin-off of Channel 4’s popular baking show – hosted by Noel Fieldingand Sandi Toksvig – will see them battle it out beneath the iconic white tent in the name of charity. The series will air every Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4 for the next 5 weeks. Michelle Keegan will be starring in Comic Relief’s Great British Bake Off What TV shows has Michelle Keegan been in since Coronation Street? Since quitting Corrie, Michelle’s career has gone from strength to strength. After leaving soapland she played Queen Elizabeth I in Drunk History. In 2015 she also landed a part in BBC drama series Ordinary Lies with Jason Manford and then joined the cast of Plebs. The star then went on to wow audiences in 2016 in Our Girl and is back tonight with a new series. In 2017 Michelle continued to impress by playing Tina Dean in the ITV drama series Tina and Bobby, based on her relationship with West Ham and England footballer, Bobby Moore. The actress then wowed fans as Georgie Lane in Our Girl When did Michelle Keegan marry Mark Wright? Michelle has been married to Towie’s Mark Wright since May 2015. Mark is currently living and working n LA and the pair spend time together whenever they can. Last year she slammed claims that her marriage was on the rocks on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, where she told Nick Grimshaw she’s growing tired of denying she’s headed for a divorce. She said: “It’s so annoying and the thing is I don’t even read it anymore. “There’s only so many times you can say it’s not true.” Michelle has also ruled out a permanent move to America, saying she is too much of a “home bird”. Mark and Michelle have been happily married since May 2015 [article-rail-topic title=”more michelle keegan gossip” term_id=”1521″ posts_number=”6″ /]   [iframe src=”https%3A%2F%2Fxd.wayin.com%2Fdisplay%2Fcontainer%2Fdc%2F3ee5e11e-cd26-469e-8690-4084f34eaaaf%3Fmode%3Dresponsive” height=”1500″ /] What else is Michelle Keegan involved with? Michelle isn’t just an actress. The pretty brunette has launched her own range of dresses with Lipsy London. The star also has her own range of products with high street make-up brand Revlon. [bc_video video_id=”5622623156001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” caption=”Seven reasons Michelle Keegan is the perfect woman “]
11 Mar 19
The Sun
DRESSES have the ability to make you feel glam, pretty and they’re super easy to throw on. They add a bit of groove to your day-to-day wardrobe. Whether you’re running errands in a skater cut just to be comfy, or are dressing up to the nines in an uber-tight bodycon and heels – there’s a dress for ANY occasion. (left to right) Brigitte Bardot and Dior’s New Look in the 50s Throughout history dresses have oozed glamour, just take a look at Christian Dior’s iconic New Look in 1947, accentuating hourglass silhouettes to re-assert femininity. Then there were the 60s, when hemlines shrunk in size and Brigitte Bardot waved the flag for unapologetic female sexuality. As we’ve been given such a variety of lengths, shapes, prints and patterns over the years, it only feels right to champion them all with our list of favourites. From black tie dress codes to summer florals, wherever you’re going, we’ve got a dress for you. Little Black Dress (LBD) The Lipsy Bodycon Scallop Dress will get you gearing to go for a night on the town Lipsy is renowned for glamorous dresses, so it’s no surprise that they have finessed the classic LBD. Featuring a square neckline, cap sleeves and pretty scalloped trims, this  bodycon number is a party-wear staple. We don’t need to tell you that you’re missing a trick if you don’t already have a little black dress in your wardrobe. Lipsy Bodycon Scallop Dress, £48 from Next – buy here Mini Dress The Horn Ring Mini Dress is perfect for a hot dinner date This Topshop number proves how a mini cut can be kept classy with long-sleeves. From the tortoiseshellring detailing to the chocolate brown colour tone, it’s a seventies dream. Dress it up for a hot dinner date with red lipstick, hoop earrings and some black leather boots. Horn Ring Mini Dress, £39 from Topshop – buy here Slip Dress The Cowl Back Slip Dress is one for all seasons Move aside LBD, every gal needs a  slip dress in their wardrobe and Topshop’s budget version (which comes in a rainbow of colours) is taking over our Instagram feeds at the moment. As if a midi dress wasn’t sexy enough, the cowl back and side slit really amps up the allure. This one will take you through the seasons – layer it over a rollneck in the winter, a white T-shirt in the spring and wear it solo with strappy heels when it’s time to party. Cowl Back Slip Dress, £35 from Topshop – buy here Midi Dress The Long sleeve Button Slit Midi Dress is a timeless fashion piece Worth every penny, this & Other Stories midi will work hard in your wardrobe – just switch your knee boots for trainers or sandals as the weather warms up.   It’s printed with pretty florals and has a pleated skirt that’s slit up one side – a hint of skin can really balance demure silhouettes. From the gathered shoulders to the a-line cut, it’s the kind of flattering shape that’s timeless. Long sleeve Button Slit Midi Dress, £79 from & Other Stories – buy here Shirt Dress Channel your street style sass with the Black Denim Utility Shirt Dress Dresses don’t have to be uber-girly. This denim dress from New Look is bang on all the utility-wear trends right now. Cut from lightweight denim in a classic shirt style, it’s punctuated with a series of pockets (v utilitarian)  and a slimming belted waist. No idea what to wear? The fabulous thing about a casual dress is that it will save you hours of faffing. Throw it on with some trainers to channel street style sass. Black Denim Utility Shirt Dress, £25.99 from New Look – buy here Party Dress The Gold Glitter Strappy Cowl Neck BodyCon Dress is adorned with shimmering sequins Every girl needs the perfect party dress to feel fierce and fabulous – and we’ve found just the one at Pretty Little Thing. Adorned with shimmering gold sequins, it really nods to the noughties numbers worn by Paris Hilton back in the day with its spaghetti straps and cowl neckline. Accessorise it with some golden hoops and strappy heels – you’ll be ready to shimmy the night away. Gold Glitter Strappy Cowl Neck BodyCon Dress, £28 from Pretty Little Thing – buy here Maxi Dress The Rose Pink Floral Burnout Maxi Dress from Debenhams is perfect for summer garden parties We’re just saying, maxi dresses were made to be floral! And this one is giving us serious Preen by Thornton Bregazzi vibes with its meadow flowers and dusty pink devoré. From Debut at Debenhams, this romantic number has ruffled cold shoulder straps and a subtle slit at the leg. Perfect for sunny weddings and summer garden parties, it oozes elegant femininity – embrace it with neutral strappy heels and this season’s favourite pearl accessories. Debut – Rose Pink Floral Burnout Maxi Dress, £79 from Debenhams – buy here Shift Dress The Multi Check Shift Dress from Next is a great workwear fashion item If you’re looking for a modest yet elegant style then a shift dress is for you – it dates all the way back to 1920s flapper girls. This short-sleeve style from Next is cut in a flattering  shape that skims your bust, waist and hips to create a structured silhouette. It’s ideal for your workwear wardrobe – with some black stilettos you’ll look immaculate. Multi Check Shift Dress, £38 from Next – buy here [article-rail-topic title=”MORE FROM SUN SELECTS FASHION” term_id=”14220″ posts_number=”12″ /] [bc_video video_id=”6000585314001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Camila Cabello dazzles fans at 2019 Grammys Red Carpet in glittering pink frock”] This article and any featured products have been independently chosen by The Sun journalists. All recommendations within the article are informed by expert editorial opinion. If you click a link and buy a product we may earn revenue: this helps to support The Sun, and in no way affects our recommendations.  
09 Mar 19
MTG Photography

As beauty photography isn’t my area of expertise, I wanted to research in to it further and look at a wide variety of photographer’s work to help inspire me. BILL DIODATO:  Bill is an American based commercial and fine arts photographer. He shoots a wide range of photography. His beauty work includes both professional product […]