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25/06/2014

Can we all make sure size triple zero doesn’t become a thing please?

So, back in the mid-noughties, size zero and then size double zero (which would be the equivalent of a size two in the UK) were bandied around as the latest must-have body shape/fashion horror story, depending on your point of view.

There was Victoria Beckham with her skinny legs and thigh gap at the 2006 World Cup and stars like Nicole Ritchie looking scarily skinny on the beach.

But, thankfully, we moved on from that. Didn’t we?!

Let's make sure size triple zero doesn't become a thing

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Well, we thought we had.

According to Grazia, Hollywood’s A-list are once again becoming obsessed with being super-skinny. And it has inspired a shocking new phenomenon: the size triple zero, which is EIGHT times smaller than a UK 16, our average national dress size.

Yes, American shoppers are now able to buy size triple zero clothes, with very small 23-inch waists, the same size waistband in fact as 6-8 year-old girls would typically wear.

An LA source reportedly told Grazia: ‘Right now it is in to be thin in Hollywood. It’s no secret that stars can make headlines out of being scarily skinny. It’s not about size zero anymore.

‘These days, double-zero sizes don’t cut it either. Size triple zero is the number-one goal here.’

Horrified doesn’t even begin to describe our reaction.

Though UK sizes don’t currently go lower than a size four (an American size zero), officially at least, US brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch are available here and do stock these smaller sizes.

A-list trainer James Duigan explains: ‘The selfie craze in particular has intensified this, and celebrities know that if they post a picture of themselves looking skinny, with ribs on show, they’ll get attention.

‘But it isn’t always real – sometimes they’re breathing in and sometimes the angle makes them look thinner than they really are.’

Adding to confusion is so-called ‘vanity sizing’ with shops inflating the supposedly standard sizes over time to help boost shoppers’ self-esteem. This means a size 10 can vary wildly between different high street retailers, sometimes by up to two inches or more on the hip.

On top of that, there’s a lack of standardisation across Europe generally.

As Grazia’s editor-in-chief Jane Bruton explains: ‘A 38 is a British size 10 in France but a size six in Italy’.

The result is complete chaos and the introduction of these new, sub-zero sizes for the naturally very slim shoppers, which others then unrealistically aspire to.

We’ve got an idea though. How about we get real, realise that it’s not actually desirable for all women to have the same super-slim body shape and quash this new ‘trend’ before it even reaches us? Just a suggestion.

 

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24/06/2014

Cindy Crawford: How I Look 20 Years Younger Than My Age

Cindy Crawford has defied aging as her skin remains amazingly flawless despite the passage of twenty years since the start of her modeling days. We chatted with Cindy EXCLUSIVELY on June 18 to learn about her must-have beauty secrets — and she’s spilling them below!

Cindy Crawford, 48, is one of America’s most well-known beauties. She has graced the cover of countless magazines since her early 20s, but even as she nears her 50s, her skin and natural beauty are as radiant as ever. Her Meaningful Beautyskin care products, created from her collaborative work with anti-aging specialist Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh, contain the secret to Cindy’s stunning, youthful glow.

Cindy Crawford Beauty Secrets

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Cindy Crawford’s Beauty Secrets – The Key To Looking Young & Her Healthy Skin

When our Beauty Director Dory Larrabee Zayas asked Cindy about her daily beauty routines, Cindy surprisingly responded, “I always say the secrets are there are no secrets.”

“Obviously I use Meaningful Beauty, but it’s really about doing it every day,” said Cindy. “It’s cumulative and it’s about avoiding the sun and it’s about not smoking and it’s about drinking a lot of water and getting enough sleep. It starts with what you put in your body, and exercise. All of those things that we all know, you have to do it.”

Cindy’s healthy lifestyle is key to looking and feeling good all the time, but her Meaningful Beauty Skin Softening Cleanser is designed to be a helpful accessory for smooth and plump skin even as it ages.

Meaningful Beauty Skin Softening Cleanser — One Of Our Must-Haves

The major focus of this cleanser is to hydrate the skin while keeping the face’s natural oils still intact. The skin stays nourished which helps maintain a smooth look.

The Meaningful Beauty products help keep Cindy looking just as amazing as she did years ago, but she’s aware that no one is immune to aging. “You know, I’m still getting older,” Cindy told us EXCLUSIVELY. “I don’t look like I did when I was 28, but it’s about looking and feeling good at every age.”

 

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14/06/2014

Best dressed guest

Forget the bikini season panic. There's nothing like a summer event dress code to put you in a fashion spin.

It's that tricky balance between looking elegant and relaxed enough to match the season. Formal, but not stuffy. Statement, but not attention-seeking (this especially applies in the presence of brides).

Solve your what-to-wear conundrums with our style guide to bag the award for Most Glamorous Guest.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Best dressed guest

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OUTFIT APPERITIF

Dress code doesn't have to automatically mean 'dress'. This season, there are smart matching separates or two-piece tailoring options if you're tired of sticking to the same silhouette.

"Think about the style of the occasion before you plan your outfit," advises Jenny Packham, red carpet and Debenhams designer.

"Research the venue and location before outfit shopping, as it helps set the mood and style focus: a traditional wedding in the countryside offers a different set of sartorial rules to a tropical, beach vibe, for instance."

Make sure your outfit ties together with one common thread. Try picking out one accent colour from your dress or suit to base your accessories on.

MAIN EVENT

Whether you're beach, city or countryside-bound, always vow to say 'I don't' to white at weddings.

"Black and white is a great, chic alternative," suggests Packham. "Dress up a simple, block colour look with statement accessories. But if the outfit is bold, keep the extras simple, and vice versa."

Don't sabotage your Dancing Queen skills by hobbling on to the dance floor and ruining your look. Give your footwear a trial run around the house before wearing on the big day.

Packham says: "It's going to be a long day, so make sure your heels are both stylish and comfortable. My tip is to pack flats in your bag if you're planning on hitting the dance floor."

CLOSING PARTY

Temperature is all-important when selecting your event ensemble. If it's an outdoorsy do, remember that temperatures will drop at night.

"Unless you're wearing a suit, it's often difficult to find a suitable cover-up for a summer dress," says Packham. "A light cashmere cardigan or matching wrap is a great solution."

If your dress is plain, bling things up for evening with an intricate beaded jacket that will supercharge your look from day guest to evening glamazon.

"Ensure you have a bold lipstick in your handbag for the simplest way to take your outfit from day to night," suggests Packham.

HAT'S THAT

Considering a head-to-toe statement? A hat can instantly give your outfit the wow factor. Stephen Jones, milliner and designer of Top Hat at Debenhams reveals his tips for getting a-head for event season:

:: Try on a variety of hat styles until you find one that works for you. Take a hand mirror with you so you can see what the back looks like.

:: Ensure the fit is correct - my hats in the Debenhams collection come on bands so you can easily position them correctly on your head.

:: Get a hat to suit your face, as opposed to your clothes. If it suits your face, you'll feel comfortable and it will go with your outfit.

:: You need something a bit more substantial than a fascinator to balance out a tailored shoulder. Fascinators are great for evening with a cocktail dress - so glamorous.

:: For smart post-work events, put a tiny fascinator in your handbag that you can put on to smarten up and feel completely different.

 

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