• Samantha Barks vs Ashley James: Who wore this French Connection short suit best?

    The A-list actress and the former MIC star showed up to the SAME party in the SAME outfit = awkward

    We all know that the most interesting thing about a celeb party is who wore what.

    Samantha Barks and Ashley James showed up to the SAME party in the SAME outfit. Copyright [Getty]

    So it's no surprise that actress Samantha Barks and reality star Ashley James became the talking point of the French Connection #CantHelpMySelfie launch on Wednesday after showing up in the SAME outfit.

    And to add insult to injury, both stars seemed to have styled the £285 short suit in pretty much the same way.

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    While they both added a black cami top under the embellished jacket and tucked into the matching shorts, they went in different directions when it came to their footwear.

    Samantha Barks later changed into a different outfit to save face. Copyright [Getty]

     

    Les Mis actress Samantha went down a more sophisticated route with a pair of simple black court shoes while the former Made In Chelsea star wore on-trend clunky black platforms.

    And Ashley worked her slightly more edgy look into the rest of her outfit, carrying a bright yellow,

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  • Lady Gaga’s Unretouched Versace Campaign Shows Shocking Extent Of Airbrushing

    Fashion house were heavy handed with the Photoshop wand as leaked photos reveal how she looked without make-up and before the computer wizardry

    She’s heavily made up at all times.

    So Lady Gaga can’t be happy today as her unretouched Versace campaign images have been leaked, revealing the star without make-up and before she was heavily airbrushed.

    Lady Gaga seen without make-up in the leaked Versace campaign [JoseLMonster/Twitter]In the most shocking image, the US singer is seen posing on a lilac sofa with an array of Versace bags around her.

    But she’s seen with no make-up on at all, sporting dark circles, no lipstick and an uneven skin tone.

    Lady Gaga looks completely different in the actual Versace campaign [JoseLMonster/Twitter]Gaga looks drab and tired – worlds away from the glossy campaign image that was circulated.

    She’s clearly been Photoshopped very heavily as she sports an iridescent glow and a pop of peach lipstick that she isn’t wearing in the pre-airbrushed shots (although her Artpop tattoo is still visible).

    Lady Gaga in the black dress pre-Photoshop wizardry [JoseLMonster/Twitter]In another shot, the 28-year-old is photographed in a black cut-out dress with her cleavage very much on show – again wearing no make-up at all.

    But in the campaign image that was released, Gaga is seen sporting metallic eyeshadow, contoured cheekbones and a shimmering lipstick.

    Lady Gaga looking very glam in the actual Versace campaign [JoseLMonster/Twitter]We also

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  • Mad Men Returns But The Fashion Goes From Fab To Fail

    As the seventh and final season hits our screens we take a look back over the fashion highs and lows at Sterling Cooper

    Mad Men is back and things have taken a turn for the psychedelic.

    Don Draper and crew return to our screens tonight for the seventh and final season of the hit US show that rekindled our love for pencil skirts, teased hair and men in sharp suits.

    [Sky Atlantic/Lionsgate]

    Starting back in 1960, the show has faithfully documented the styles, cultures and countercultures of one of the most influential decades in modern history.

    The ad men at Sterling Cooper (Draper Pryce, or just Draper depending on how far you've got) have watched Kennedy get elected, assassinated, The Beatles take over the world and the start of the Vietnam War as well as the civil rights movement and the birth of the flower power movement.

    But what none of us was prepared for was the inevitable - the 70s.



    [What's happened to Pete Campbell's hairline?]

    [Who Wore It Best: Christina Hendricks vs Kim Kardashian]



    As season seven kicks off in 1969, the colours get brighter, the sideburns get bigger and you can practically hear the polyester.

    To mark this

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  • Kate Middleton Pays Homage To Australia In Gold Dress On First Day Of Royal Tour Down Under

    The Duchess of Cambridge had a sunny disposition in a canary yellow pencil dress by London Fashion Week designer Roksanda Ilincic – but it appears Prince William is not a fan

    It’s set to be the hottest colour of the season.

    So Kate Middleton was bang-on-trend in a bright yellow gold dress on her first day of her Australia royal tour, paying homage to the country in the zesty-coloured frock.

    The Duke, Duchess and Prince of Cambridge landed in Australia on a flight from New Zealand [Getty]The Duchess of Cambridge, 32, had a sunny disposition in a yellow gold and white colour block dress by London Fashion Week designer Roksanda Ilincic.

    The knee-length pencil dress – which was reportedly custom-made for her but a similar style retails for £950 – was perfect for stepping off the plane at Sydney Airport as she avoided suffering a similar wardrobe malfunction to when she landed in New Zealand.

    Kate reportedly told one onlooker than William reckoned she 'looked like a banana' [Getty]The beautiful Duchess – who was joined by husband Prince William, 31, and son Prince George of Cambridge, eight months, as she landed – styled her summer outfit with a trusty pair of nude patent court shoes.

    But it seems not everyone was a fan, as she revealed Wills wasn’t so keen on the sunny shade.

    Kate Middleton wore her hair half-up, half-down with dark smokey eyes [Getty]Kate Middleton landed in New Zealand with husband Prince William and son Prince George [Getty]‘William said I look like a banana,' Kate told fan Heather Easton at a meet

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  • How To Work The Yellow Trend Into Your SS14 Wardrobe

    Say hello to summer in this season’s hottest shade – but be careful how you wear it or you could end up looking like a bumble bee

    It’s the shade of the season with celebs including Emma Stone, Jessica Alba and Sam Faiers rocking the on-trend hue.

    But yellow is a tricky trend to master and it’s very easy to make a fashion faux pas by getting it wrong.

    Emma Stone and Sam Faiers go for mellow yellow [Rex]So how can you rock yellow without looking like a bumble bee?!

    “Yellow is a tricky one. If you can nail it it’ll look fantastic but get the wrong shade for your skin tone and it’ll be a yellow fashion disaster you’ll want to forget,” said Gemma Cartwright, Popsugar Fashion & Beauty Editor.

    She reckons fair skin types should opt for a more muted palette, while darker skin tones can pull off neon yellow shades.

    “Fair-skinned blondes have the trickiest job but a pastel works if teamed with a more complimentary colour palette,” she said.

    “Brights for medium skintones, and neon looks incredible against very dark skin and hair.”

    Leslie Mann and Drew Barrymore's fairer colourings suit pastel yellow [Rex]We spoke to Veronique Henderson, Managing Director of Colour Me Beautiful, to find out which shades of yellow suit different colourings.

    “Yellow is a

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  • Katie Hopkins: There's Nothing Strong About Wimping Out Of Childbirth

    C-sections are for wimps, says the loud mouth

    Strong women are bang on trend right now.

    M&S have a gaggle of fierce ladies plastered all over their ads as if their commercial life depended on it.  Woman’s Hour just announced their top ten female ‘game changers’ of our generation. 

    Women who opt for a c-section are opting out. Copyright [Rex]

    But whilst we keep seeing pictures of powerful women, I can’t help wondering if we are actually getting weaker.

    When it comes to childbirth we are mere shadows of our former selves.  More women than ever before are opting out of vaginal birth, choosing to lie on their backs and think of England instead of push for victory.
     
    After Victoria Beckham’s c-section, she gave birth to the phrase ‘too posh to push’. In wealthy areas of London 1 in 3 miss out on a natural birth and in private hospitals the figure rises to a staggering 50%.

    Victoria Beckham's choice coined the phrase 'too posh to push'. Copyright [Getty]

    Half of those are elective. Kirstie Allsopp is adamant this is all a myth; she has had two c-sections herself and is on the defensive. But the facts don’t lie. The more posh you are the less likely you are to push.

    I suspect most

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  • Coachella 2014 Fashion Trends: Super-Short Hotpants And 90s Memories

    Alessandra Ambrosio, Beyonce and Kylie and Kendall Jenner all jump on the legs-out trend at this year's 'American Glasto', but haven't we seen this all before?

    It's the gateway festival that gives us an idea of what trends were going to be sporting throughout the summer season. But judging by the amount of skin on show, we'd we better hope for a serious heatwave over here in the UK.

    Coachella is always bathed in glorious Californian sunshine, and this year was no different. So it's hardly surprising that hotpants, bra-tops and shirt-dresses were the order of the day - and golden tans all round.(Splash)

    The shortest shorts

    Poppy Delevingne, Kendall Jenner and Alessandra Ambrosio were all in the running for shortest possible hotpants at Coachella.

    But then they're models, they obviously have the pins for it.

    Hotpants were paired with everything from bikini tops, in the case of Vanessa Hudgens, bra tops as seen on Alessandra Ambrosio, and leather jackets worn by Poppy Delevingne.

    Sunglasses

    Obligatory for a festival in the desert, these where oversized, reflective and harked back to the 90s.

    And they weren't the only trend to do so. Denims, plaid shirts

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  • Gemma Arterton and Samantha Barks Top Our Best Dressed List At The Laurence Olivier Awards 2014

    Kristin Davis and Hayley Atwell also looked stunning on the red carpet – but Alexandra Burke and Ruth Wilson failed to impress with their choice of attire

    Do they ever put a foot wrong in the style stakes?

    Actresses Gemma Arterton and Samantha Barks stole the show at the Laurence Olivier Awards last night, both topping our best dressed list in fashion-forward pastels.

    Pretty in pastels

    Gemma Arterton and Samantha Barks both looked beaut in pastels [Rex]Former Bond girl Gemma, 28, was red carpet perfection in a figure-hugging, pastel mint Prada gown with a statement silver ring and drop earrings.

    The British actress – who co-hosted the theatre awards show with Stephen Mangan – styled her brunette locks into a sweeping side parting that looked absolutely stunning against her porcelain complexion.

    Another star to work the pastel trend on the Oliviers red carpet was Les Miserables actress Samantha Barks, who got us very excited for spring in her lilac lace gown.

    The musical theatre star, 23, looked simply breathtaking in her Burberry Prorsum dress, sporting a pair of matching-coloured knickers beneath the dress to ensure she avoided a wardrobe malfunction.

    Keeping it simple

    Kristin Davis and Hayley Atwell brought a touch of Hollywood glamour to proceedings [Rex]Captain America actress Hayley Atwell

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  • Reason #47359035 to girl crush.

    Kate got stuck into a spot of cricket in a pillabox red Luisa Spagnoli dress and heeled black courts. Copyright [PA]

    Kate Middleton managed the tricky feat of pulling off sport + fashion in one go again today = goddess.

    It's not a look we've ever managed to perfect ourselves but the Duchess Of Cambridge played a spot of cricket whilst maintaining her usual level of gorgeousness on the latest leg of her New Zealand tour with husband Wills.

    [Kate Middleton works the nautical trend on a boat. Obvs]

    [Coleen Rooney strips off to model new swimwear collection]

    The 32-year-old squeezed herself into a figure-hugging Luisa Spagnoli pillarbox red dress as she grabbed a bat and held her own in front of the stumps.

    Kate managed to play cricket in heels. Seriously impressive. Copyright [PA]

    And despite the fact that the situation may have been more suited to trainers, Kate kept on her black heeled court shoes as she bent her knees to get a better angle. 👠



    Although we probably would have ended up head first in the lawn, the beautiful brunette stayed upright and looking impeccable as she showed yet again just how good a sportswoman she is.

    Flawless. Copyright [PA]

    Kate and Wills have been

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  • The Amazons Bootcamp: Forget the gym, get outside with a car tire on your back

    Bored of the gym? Can't get excited about a run? We trial a workout with a difference to see if it can keep us interested

    "Want to tone up, lose weight, improve your cardio fitness and feel stronger, more energised, and more confident?" The Amazons Bootcamp website asks me. And yes, yes I do.

    Where do I sign up?

    Personal trainer and bootcamp founder Ana Legin comes to a park near to my house one evening, complete with a bizarre collection of equipment including an old tire, hessian sacks of different weights, boxing gloves and rope.(Yahoo)

    She explains that working out should be fun and she likes to use lots of props that women might not normally think of (which explains the tire). She's also a former kickboxing champion and enthusiastic to get women into boxing.

    This also means she expertly helps me get the form right for my kicks and punches to get the most out of them and protect my knees. So even if you've never thought of hitting anything ever, you can get stuck in straight away.

    [Beat: The heartrate workout]
    [Superfoods: Foods that really make a difference]

    We start with a warm up, making the most of being

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