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THE X FACTOR UK: OUR SEMI-FINAL REVIEW AND VERDICT

The X Factor Live on ITV1, Fountain Studios, London, Britain - 1st December 2012.

Hey week 9! Semi-finals means that we can soon reclaim our Saturday nights from the evil clutches of X Factor fever! Another thing bringing on a fever…the fashion choices of this series! If it’s not Louis’ velvet suits with a chic polo neck (and his now infamous onesie) it’s Nicole Scherzinger escaping the fashion police week on week, whilst Tulisa gets thrown in the slammer (if only … [Read more...]

THE X FACTOR UK: OUR WEEKLY REVIEW AND VERDICT

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Nothing, I stress, NOTHING in this series of the X Factor will eclipse Dermot O’Leary’s MC Hammer dance! Yet the judges decided to give it a go by rivalling the presenter for most shocking moment in two very unusual frocks. I liked both dresses yet Nicole’s quirky, revealing number just pipped Tulisa’s over the top ensemble to the post. Week seven was quite literally the most shocking week … [Read more...]

FOODIE FRIDAY: WILD & SLOW FOOD FESTIVAL 2012 AT MACREDDIN VILLAGE, WICKLOW

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Autumn is officially coming to a close, nature’s bounty has been harvested and winter is almost upon us. Celebrating all thing foodie, wild and Irish, Slow Food Ireland’s National Wild Food Festival will once again take place in Wicklow on the weekend of November 10th and 11th. Wild & Slow 2012 showcases and celebrates everything that is great about Irish food - fresh, local, … [Read more...]

CATWALK REPORT: AUTUMN/WINTER ’12’S MOST WEARABLE TRENDS

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With the new season in full swing, if you haven’t already done so, it’s time to embrace the cooler weather and refresh your autumn/winter wardrobe accordingly; out with the old and in with the new! With so many trend options, which ones should you buy into? We’ve outlined the season’s must-have trends. Goth-Chic Seen at: Giles and Alexander Wang. Forget long leather Matrix … [Read more...]

THE X FACTOR UK 2012: OUR WEEK TWO REVIEW & VERDICT

X factor 2012 judges

Love and heartbreak were the order of business at X Factor HQ on Saturday night as the 11 remaining contestants battled it out for a place in next week’s show. As for the female judges, Nicole stole the show once again with her pushing the boundaries Saturday night look, debuting her slinky figure to perfection. On Sunday night, she chose a safe but lovely longer gown. As for Tulisa, I despair! … [Read more...]

THE X FACTOR UK 2012: OUR WEEK ONE VERDICT

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What a night of drama at X Factor HQ! Just when we thought the show didn’t have the pizazz to wow us anymore, wildcard or no wildcard, Gary goes and storms off! But that little story is for another paragraph! First, let us discuss who we considered to be the heroes of week one. The judges’ outfits left a lot to be desired. It looked like Tulisa missed the lift to her debs and was left … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG AT THE PEOPLE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2012

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Olympic gold medallist Katie Taylor, the Irish Paralympic team and legendary RTÉ sports broadcaster Colm Murray were amongst those honoured at the 2012 People of the Year Awards, organised by Rehab and presented by Gráinne Seoige. The event was broadcast live on RTÉ One from the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, and saw stars from the worlds of music, television and sport, along with a host of VIPs … [Read more...]

CALLING ALL BUDDING DESIGNERS: DIET COKE DESIGNER DREAMS COME TRUE AT BELFAST FASHION WEEK 2012!

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The Diet Coke Design Award is back and this year three budding designers could win the opportunity to have their designs brought to life by a top couturier. Returning for its third year, the competition is open to everyone with a love for fashion and design. Up for grabs is an overall top prize of a mini scholarship to the prestigious London College of Fashion and the chance to have your design … [Read more...]

TREND ALERT – BOMBER JACKETS!

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After a few sporty seasons, like all good (and bad!) fashion trends, the bomber jacket has made its comeback. This season, the traditional varsity bomber is being upgraded with a new, bolder identity. What began as a simple piece of outerwear is being taken in an unexpected direction as the weather warms up. These sports luxe wonders are perfect for spring/summer styling as they make … [Read more...]

SCENT OF A WOMAN: MOTHER’S DAY FRAGRANCE GUIDE

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Give your mum the gift of scent this Mother’s Day with our selection of top fragrances   Tom Ford Black Orchid With top notes of French jasmine, black truffle, ylang-ylang, black currant and effervescent citrus Tom Ford’s best-selling Black Orchid fragrance is a spicy, floral scent with woody notes of patchouli and sandalwood. This luxury fragrance is perfect for modern mums … [Read more...]