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John Lewis has revealed seven beautiful Christmas decorating trends for 2021 – and they are all wonderfully inspired by nature, rolling landscapes and local wildlife. "When it came to designing the looks for this Christmas, we found our inspiration a little closer to home than usual," Jason Billings-Cray, Christmas Buyer at John Lewis, says. Whatever your style for the festive season, these collections offer something for all.
On Wednesday, Ganni announced a new partnership with Gen Z’s favourite online marketplace Depop, featuring the Danish brand’s signature oversized Peter Pan collars. For this collaboration, the two brands tapped six women designers and creatives from the Depop ecosystem, including English singer-songwriter Griff, to rework collars from past Ganni collections. “At Ganni, we’re always looking for new ways to rework existing fabrics and become more responsible,” said Ganni creative director Ditte Re
This year, I’ve spent more money than I feel comfortable admitting on making my life and myself more beautiful than ever. I’ve always found inspiration, solace, and energy in enhancing myself and my surroundings — while also being critical of what I consider to be appealing. But this year, I’ve been absorbed in it completely. Lockdown felt like quicksand — an inertia that led to a frenzied effort to restart the engine of my life. The vibe was supposed to be: nest, rest, and reset. But the false
Once, at the end of a long job interview, after discussing everything else under the sun, I asked the interviewer what the pay range was for the position. Her lips thinned; she was clearly offended. She said it wasn’t something the company was comfortable sharing. As frustrating as her response was, it was also typical. Anyone who has ever looked for a job probably has experience with companies being cagey about pay. But often we accept it as the way the negotiation game is played, like it’s a d
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Hopes for hassle-free summer holidays have been dealt another blow, after Greece tightened the rules on its party islands and Italy extended restrictions on UK travellers. Extra police have been deployed to popular Greek islands including Mykonos, over fears that tourist venues aren’t complying with Covid measures. A reported 186 officers have been sent to the island, almost four times the usual number stationed there. The Greek deputy civil protection minister Nikos Hardalias said Mykonos, alon
Dear Daniela,Can seawater, or salt water in general, be good for your skin? I’ve noticed a handful of TikTok videos where people are claiming that you can make a ‘sea salt toner’ and that it’ll clear up acne. What do you think?Marianna, 30 The idea of salt water being beneficial to the skin or body and using it in beauty or wellness treatments is known as thalassotherapy. Historical documentation talks about it as far back as 1725 in a number of different parts of the world. Fun fact: I have tha
Shep* has been microdosing testosterone (also known as T) for four weeks. The 24-year-old applies 1.25mg of testogel – testosterone gel – every morning to their shoulders, a quarter of the regular starting dose of testosterone recommended to transmasculine people. They wait three to five minutes for the gel to absorb and then they start their day. Even though it’s been a short while since Shep started experimenting with this treatment to explore their gender identity, the changes have been palpa
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When photographer Nydia Blas talks about the young women she photographs, her words are imbued with ideas of magic and alchemy and power, and there’s a folkloric feel to the scenes she stages. Her girls are seen exploring themselves with decorative mirrors and breastfeeding in flowing organza gowns; braiding each other’s hair and appearing in clouds of glittering dust. In among these pictures are self-portraits, too — in one image she kisses the lips of an ancient statue, and in another she wrap
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Imagine what the world would be like if every child received the education they deserved. The scientific breakthroughs we would achieve. The great enterprises that would be built. The works of art that would be created. “I believe that education is the single most powerful remedy for the problems of humanity,” says Boris Johnson in a video he posted on Twitter ahead of the Global Education Summit, being co-hosted by the UK and Kenyan government in London this week. But if we really want to chang
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