• 30 Perfect Autumn Wedding-Guest Dresses That Will Sell Out Before You Know It
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    30 Perfect Autumn Wedding-Guest Dresses That Will Sell Out Before You Know It

    Planning ahead just got super easy.

  • Chrissy Teigen claps back after being criticised for going braless
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    Chrissy Teigen claps back after being criticised for going braless

    The bra brigade came for Chrissy Teigen, and Chrissy Teigen came for the bra brigade, hard.

  • The 9 best beauty products to buy now, according to The Telegraph's experts
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    The 9 best beauty products to buy now, according to The Telegraph's experts

    Fancy investing in a few new beauty products but don't know where to start? Fear not. Each week we will be rounding up the best beauty products that we've tried, tested and loved.

  • I Never Wear Trousers, So I'm Buying These 10 Skirts Instead
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    I Never Wear Trousers, So I'm Buying These 10 Skirts Instead

    Each one is autumn-ready.

  • Why the Duchess of Sussex's signature shirt is the epitome of her laidback, polished style
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    Why the Duchess of Sussex's signature shirt is the epitome of her laidback, polished style

    Meghan has been favouring the crisp button-up for years

  • Orlando Bloom Has Landed On The Perfect Office Suit
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    Orlando Bloom Has Landed On The Perfect Office Suit

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  • I Hate to Say It, But This Expensive Serum Actually Does Work
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    I Hate to Say It, But This Expensive Serum Actually Does Work

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  • The Best Autumn Boots Are Already Arriving at Topshop, H&M and Zara
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    The Best Autumn Boots Are Already Arriving at Topshop, H&M and Zara

    I'm not happy it's colder, but...

  • Taylor Swift gives fans first glimpse at Stella McCartney collaboration
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    Taylor Swift gives fans first glimpse at Stella McCartney collaboration

    Taylor Swift has given fans a first-look at her collaboration with renowned fashion designer Stella McCartney.The pop super star is preparing to release her highly anticipated album Lover this Friday, and teamed up with McCartney to produce a clothing line to accompany the music.

  • Rosie HW Owns This £13 Zara Top in Every Colour
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    Rosie HW Owns This £13 Zara Top in Every Colour

    The "naked" one looks so expensive.

  • The Duchess of Cambridge's £450 paisley-print dress is now available to buy
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    The Duchess of Cambridge's £450 paisley-print dress is now available to buy

    The Ridley London frock is now available to pre-order.

  • Wear Zara's cult polka-dot dress for good cause this week
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    Wear Zara's cult polka-dot dress for good cause this week

    Zara dress sisters, it’s time to unite.

  • Andie MacDowell, 61, is a red carpet knockout at LA premiere
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    Andie MacDowell, 61, is a red carpet knockout at LA premiere

    She looked stunning at last night’s LA premiere of the dark comedy, Ready Or Not.

  • Tortoiseshell Is The Accessories Trend You Need For Autumn
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    Tortoiseshell Is The Accessories Trend You Need For Autumn

    As we head towards autumn, the new season's trends are sweeping through shops

  • Organza bonanza: it's the summer tulle officially became cool
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    Organza bonanza: it's the summer tulle officially became cool

    When Villanelle wore that bubblegum pink, frothy tulle, gown by British designer Molly Goddard in the first season of Killing Eve, tulle officially became cool.And yet, while there’s been a movement – largely underpinned by Goddard’s genius creations – over the last few years to reclaim femininity and embrace frou-frou dresses, the fabric hasn’t really been seen in daywear.

  • The best street style looks from Copenhagen Fashion Week SS20
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    The best street style looks from Copenhagen Fashion Week SS20

    Style inspiration can be tricky to come by in August.Holidays and festivals make it the month of shorts and tees, while enduring heatwave temperatures have seen even the most stylish of city dwellers begin to slack on the fash.

  • 36 Epic New-Season Shopping Picks From COS, M&S and Mango
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  • 24 times Madonna switched up her beauty look—and we loved it
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    24 times Madonna switched up her beauty look—and we loved it

    Nobody does reinvention like Madonna.Since she first broke out in 1982 with the hit Everybody, the beauty chameleon has experimented with just about every look under the sun.From '80s club kid, to punk through various highly-sexed sirens, to geishas and megawatt Hollywood glamour, Madge has managed to effortlessly channel her rebellious rock star status into many a magical makeup moment.As the founder of her own cosmetics line, MDNA Skin, the beauty chameleon always has a flawless alabaster complexion as the starting point for her look. Her signature style is to then offset this with a punchy red lip, a slick of liquid eyeliner and high-impact falsies, but over the years she’s also rocked glowing skin and lip glossed glamour, shimmering pink eye shadows and, of course, that signature beauty spot.When it comes to her locks, the OG queen of pop has pulled off platinum blonde, brunette, jet-black, redhead, curly, straight and cropped with equal amounts of panache.Known for her insistence on growing older on her own terms, the mother-of-six’s best beauty moment has got to be the gold and diamond-encrusted grillz, which she rocked back in 2013.As she celebrates her 61st birthday today, we salute the superstar’s ever adventurous, high-octane approach to beauty.You’re totally badass Madonna, happy birthday.Scroll through the gallery above for Madonna’s most notable hair and beauty moments.

  • The problem with ‘vegan leather’ – is it really more sustainable?
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    The problem with ‘vegan leather’ – is it really more sustainable?

    The fashion industry is not one to jump on trends. It prefers to start them.But that’s not the case when it comes to vegan leather, a material that owes its zeitgeist stamp to the increasing popularity of plant-based diets and sustainable living.Because as more people reduce the amount of animal products on their plates, they’re beginning to take a similar approach to their wardrobes, prompting greater demand for “vegan” garments such as leather. And the brands that are taking note have flourished as a result.Earlier this week, shoe brand Dr Martens announced its profits had surged by 70 per cent in the year to the end of March thanks to the success of its vegan range of boots.The British label follows in the cruelty-free footsteps of Topshop and Adidas, both of whom have added vegan shoes to its collections in the last year. Meanwhile, labels that have always championed vegan leather, such as Veja, continue to be prosper among the street style set.Ethically, it makes sense to choose faux leather over the real thing, with animal rights campaigners pointing to the treatment of cattle that are farmed for beef and milk, of which leather is a byproduct. It's environmentally dubious too, given that no animal is reared purely for its leather and therefore producing it leads to greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation just like beef and milk production. And that's before you’ve considered the consequences of tanning leather. While methods have improved, there are still some tanneries around the world, such as in Bangladesh, that use noxious chemicals such as chromium to tan their leather, which are filled in giant vats and often dumped into rivers once the process is complete.But vegan leather is also problematic, least of all because the term itself is an oxymoron. “There is no such thing as vegan leather,” says Dr Kerry Senior, director at the UK’s leather trade federation, Leather UK. “The term leather is defined by British, European and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards and refers only to the skins or hides of animals, tanned to be imputrescible,” Senior tells The Independent, describing the phrase as an “abuse of the term leather” that continues to be a bugbear for those working in the leather trade.Amy Powney, creative director of sustainable luxury label Mother of Pearl, explains that most leather alternatives are made using synthetic materials, hence why she prefers to use real leather instead. “If you are buying faux leather then you need to consider you are buying plastic,” she tells The Independent, adding how she prefers to use “best practice leather” that is long-lasting and has been made using natural tanning agents.In October, Patrick Grant, creative director of Saville Row tailors Norton & Sons made a similar remark when he criticised eco-conscious brands such as Stella McCartney for "encouraging us to use plastic instead of leather".> There is no such thing as vegan leatherDr Kerry Senior, Leather UKPlastic polymers polyurethane (PU) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are the most commonly used to produce faux leather fabrics thanks to their supple, vinyl and sometimes wrinkled texture. But both pose serious environmental threats given that they are usually manufactured from fossil fuels and are not biodegradable. Equally, these garments tend to have a short lifespan, meaning consumers may dispose of their faux leather items faster than a long-lasting hand-me-down, resulting in them being sent to landfill.Stella McCartney has admitted to using polyurethane and polyester as an alternative to leather in its products, which it says on its website are “not without concern”. But by using recycled polyester and producing garments that are not machine washable (meaning it avoids the issue of microfibre shedding), the brand claims to have a lower environmental impact than labels who choose to use real leather, citing a calculation from its Environmental Profit and Loss account. > View this post on Instagram> > Super-skinny Alter-Nappa boots with platform crepe soles, captured behind-the-scenes of the Winter 2019 Runway Show in Paris. ⁣ ⁣ Dedicated to the ones we love in the past, present and future. ⁣ ⁣ ThereSheGrows> > A post shared by Stella McCartney (@stellamccartney) on Mar 5, 2019 at 9:01am PSTThat said, like many others, the luxury British label is looking into new ways of producing faux leather fabrics that aren’t quite so environmentally questionable. These include lab-grown leather, which is being spearheaded by biofabrication companies such as Modern Meadow. Elsewhere, there’s Piñatex, a leather alternative made from the cellulose fibre of pineapple leaves that was recently used by H&M in its latest Conscious Collection.But there is development happening in the real leather trade as well.> Leather ticks all the boxes for a sustainable materialRachel Garwood, University of NorthamptonRachel Garwood, director at the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies at the University of Northampton, tells The Independent genuine leather is nowadays far more environmentally friendly than faux alternatives.“It ticks all the boxes for a sustainable material. The problem leather has is that it retains the stigma of historical production methods,” she says, pointing to contemporary methods used by modern tanneries – such as vegetable tanning – that are far less harmful than previous chemical-based processes involved in leather production.“Chemical companies and tanners are working closely with brands to offer reassurance of the clean technology and ethics in leather manufacturing,” Garwood adds, noting that various initiatives such as the Leather Working Group (LWG) rate tanneries on their environmental and ethical practices that help retailers and brands to better identify good practice in their supply chain.> View this post on Instagram> > Looking to complete your Nisolo collection? Our Summer Warehouse Sale begins tomorrow in Nashville. Follow @nisoloshowroom for live updates and consider a road trip to save on exclusive styles this weekend only. 📸: @stylethislife> > A post shared by Nisolo (@nisoloshoes) on Aug 9, 2019 at 10:40am PDTMatt Stockamp, impact associate at US-based footwear brand Nisolo, is constantly trying to improve his supply chain to ensure the leather he uses is ethically sourced and durable. “We know that a lot of our leather comes from farms in the US and northern Mexico,” he tells The Independent. “The majority of our tanneries are also certified by the LWG for their social and environmental practices, which includes a regular, thorough inspection of their water treatment facilities. Diving further into this is an ongoing priority of ours for 2019.” Nisolo’s leather products are designed to last for many years, Stockamp adds. “We’ll need to conduct thorough testing to make sure that any vegan materials also meet our brand’s standards for quality and longevity.”If you want to invest in a real, long-lasting leather garment but you’re not sure about the company’s supply chain, Leigh Mcalea, head of communications at anti-waste organisation Traid tells The Independent the best way forward it to forget about buying something new altogether. Instead, she advises championing circularity by making the most of the ample secondhand options available at charity and vintage shops: “Choosing secondhand displaces the loss of life to animals, environmental destruction and worker exploitation.”