My best friend and I share loads of personal interests, from our staunch support of Nigella Lawson to not-so-secret crushes on Benedict Cumberbatch - we even have similar tastes in food and drink. Nights out together are a blast, and I totally trust her to take care of my children when my husband and I go out, as she does me. More »My best friend and I clash when it comes to parenting
I always vowed that when I had children, I wouldn't make them kiss anyone they didn't want to as a simple mark of respect. Although there are times when we all have to do something we don't want to - otherwise my children would never tidy their rooms! - when it comes to something as affectionate as a kiss, no one should be made to kiss someone when they really don't want to, not even when it's as innocent as a peck on the cheek for a relative. As it turns out, I have very demonstrative children who adore their relatives and are very happy to give them kisses and hugs - indeed, they demand them! However, if they were shy, I'd respect their choice. Sure, I'm all for a high five or a wave as an alternative to a hug, but children are opinionated creatures who know exactly what they do and don't like. More »Why my children don't kiss anyone they don't want to
© Getty - Handbag We'd almost forgotten about Pixie Lott until she waved this beautiful Dolce & Gabbana handbag in front of us, well that and those questionable pigtails the other day.With her hair down and typically voluminous, Pixie was out and about after performing her new single Nasty.We've got to say, we care a lot more about her accessories.Pixie has a history of carrying D&G and this handbag has their signature handle and straps from recent collections.We're loving the black and white combo though - even Taylor Swift and Kylie haven't been spotted with this one yet.Nice work Pixie. ... More »Pixie Lott marks new single launch with Dolce and Gabbana
Laura Simpson, Jennifer Lawrence's actual best friend and date for The Oscars (jealous doesn't even cover it), gave her account of what it's like to be at The Academy Awards if you're not famous. However, what was not awful was Eau de Brad. She said, "Brad Pitt smells amazing, like nothing I've ever smelled. Anyone else really want to sniff Brad Pitt right now? More »Brad Pitt goes au natural for Angelina Jolie
Watching E1 S3 of Gogglebox with the Tappers #goggleboxselfie @niktapper @tapperofficial @amytappsx @jonathan_tapper pic.twitter.com/dUrvJACNdl— Darren Reuben (@DarrenReuben) March 7, 2014 Hope you're watching along. More »Gogglebox takes on The Oscars best selfie ever
Luisa Zissman tells stay-at-home-mums their job isn't that hard - yes, that old chestnut. I'm a SAHM. More »I'm a stay-at-home mum, get over it (working mothers, I will do the same for you)
Jared Leto may be about to see The Hunger Games contingent of his fan base dramatically reduce after he passed a comment that Jennifer Lawrence's second Oscars fall wasn't all that genuine. The actor took home the Best Supporting Actor role for Dallas Buyers Club and he told Access Hollywood, "You know, I'm starting to wonder if this is a bit of an act," referring to Jennifer Lawrence's trip. Jared has taken his fan base to a whole new level - we would like to know the percentage of this that is based on his glorious, glorious hair... More »Jared Leto thinks Jennifer Lawrence faked Oscars fall
Sunday night saw questions raised over James Lock (Lockie) cheating on his girlfriend Danielle in TOWIE. After the scandal after Ferne McCann cheated on Charlie Sims, and when we all actually met the famous Frank Major, we were hoping for some fidelity in The Only Way Is Essex.The we remembered what we were watching.After more and more rumours circulated, it became clear that Bobby knew more than he was letting on about these cheating claims.Lydia Bright then took to Twitter to add some serious fuel to the fire. More »TOWIE: Did James cheat on Danielle with Bobby?
Those split rumours are a distant memory for model Rosie Huntington-Whitely and tough guy Jason Statham as the pair have been the epitome of a dream couple this week. First they were seen cuddling up together at the Vanity Fair Oscars party, then the gorgeous twosome were papped last night on a casual dinner date in LA. And is that a black and gold Edie Parker flavia box clutch we spot Rosie? More »What Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham split rumours?
May 2012. I am depressed. I am miserable. My child is only a month old, and I have failed her already. How can she possibly do well in life when she has me as a mother? I've let her down. She doesn't deserve this. She deserves a mother who knows what she's doing, a proper mother who can look after her properly. More »My journey as a single parent
Those of you who have followed my blogs will see I made New Year's Resolution to recommit to my relationship. Nearing five years of marriage (plus 20 years of friendship) things had started to become a little stale. More »Role reversal: When a control freak gives her partner the reigns
After being labelled an 'old mum' our first-time-mum ponders what age is the right time to have a baby. More »New Mummy blog: When is the right time to have a baby?
It's often possible to book last minute breaks at discounted rates within 60 days or so of school holidays at locations in the UK and I've never had problems with any of the destinations I've visited. When my daughters were younger I often booked getaways at holiday or caravan resorts in the UK during school breaks, but found the facilities tended to be crowded and pools teeming with other families. More »My favourite family friendly getaways in school holidays
After walking a number of shows in various locations around the world, Kendall Jenner appeared in the Givenchy Womenswear AW14 show in Paris. OMG @kendalljenner for Givenchy!!!! #ParisFashionWeek! Texting her backstage wishing her good luck,… http://t.co/OU1YXYeJnt— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) March 2, 2014 Kendall was dressed in one of Givenchy's stunning designs with her eyebrows bleached white and her dark locks styled in a centre-parting, transforming her dramatically. More »Kanye West supports Kendall Jenner at Givenchy show
Ellen's celeb selfie with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence Host Ellen's celeb selfie broke Twitter and has received over two million retweets. Jennifer Lawrence has another fall More »Best tweets from Oscars 2014 in pictures
Hair and makeup at the Oscars 2014 was dedicated to the sideways sweeping blow dry and smoky eye. As the dresses got polished and sophisticated this year, it is no surprise that the beauty trend followed suit. Take a look at some of the best beauty styling from the Oscars 2014 and let us know your thoughts @handbagcomBest beauty and hair from Oscars 2014JENNIFER LAWRENCE TRIPS AT THE OSCARS AGAINBEST DRESSED AT OSCARS 2014LATEST FASHION NEWSMORE FROM HANDBAG.COM More »Best makeup and hairstyles from Oscars 2014
The dresses on the red carpet at the Oscars 2014 fell into two camps: sleek sophisticated, or feminine sparkly. Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence took the lead with sleek tailoring from Gucci and Dior, while the likes of Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Garner went for soft vintage styling in nude, twinkling dresses. The Oscars has always been the more grown up of all the awards ceremonies, but it seems the attention grabbing ballgown was left behind this year in favour of something more glamorous and polished. ... More »Best celebrity dresses on the Oscars 2014 red carpet
Yep, Anna Dello Russo has been making her mark on Paris Fashion Week (as per) with the help of Jeremy Scott, Adidas and a pair of trainers that are sure to become classics.Though normally pounding the pavement in designer heels, the Vogue Japan editor arrived at the Victor & Rolf show pedalling a bright yellow rickshaw.So what do you need for that kind of activity?Of course, a pair of sports-gone-fashion high heeled trainers designed by Jeremy Scott and Adidas, in a coordinating shade of sunshine yellow.Yes, this is a true story that happened in real life. ... More »Could you wear Jeremy Scott for Adidas like Anna Dello Russo?
Joan Rivers fled the QVC pre-Oscars party last night, with her face covered in cake. Yes, somebody apparently 'custard pied' Joan Rivers on the red carpet, celebrating awards season with buttercream twist.Though reports are a little sketchy on what actually went down, it doesn't look like the stunt was planned or set-up by the comedienne for laughs. More »Who threw cake at Joan Rivers' face?
Ready to get all fangirl and start stalking Joss Whedon on social media? Buffy and Angel are back together, the evidence is on Sarah Michell Gellar's Twitter, and now we all need answers to our Buffy The Vampire Slayer reunion questions. After sparking fresh movie/final episode rumours with her snap of Seth Green and Michelle Trachtenberg last month, Sarah Michelle Gellar has the Buffy fans all worked up again, with this follow-up Buffy and Angel (and err, Emily Deschanel) Twitpic. Buffy The Vampire Slayer questions for Sarah Michelle Gellar More »Sarah Michelle Gellar sparks more Buffy and Angel rumours
With her dislike of conflict and general peacefulness, we really don't want her to go the way of Millie Mackintosh - so many other projects and minimal appearances on Made In Chelsea. We can only imagine what kind of trouble Lucy Watson could get herself into without the guidance of Binks. It doesn't seem like the Jamie Laing heartbreak is over and she's was busy posting bum selfies while Binky was away. More »Made In Chelsea: Is Binky Felstead taking a Millie Mackinosh style role?
© Lynne Terry These dogs are best friends, and what do best friends like to do? Clamber into photo booths at parties and pull silly faces.Photographer Lynn Terry has been raising awareness of rescue dogs with a series of photo booth shots that has gone wild on social media. The dogs photographed are all buddies, mainly from rescue shelters who have now found happiness in new homes. Bumper and Willis (cuddling below) were saved from dog fighting rings in America and have received over 260,000 likes on Facebook and over 7,000 comments. Time for a Handbag office dog we think. More »Rescue dogs hire photo booth for pooch party
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Only a few days after denying the romance, Dougie Poynter and Ellie Goulding were spotted leaving her house in London last night. The pair (and Ellie's moss green Alexander Wang Emile handbag) were unhappily papped as they enjoyed each other's company on a low key date in the capital. This unsurprising sighting was a week after McFly's Dougie insisted the two of them had a purely platonic relationship during his recent appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show. ... More »Ellie Goulding goes dating with Dougie Poynter and Alexander Wang handbag
Sarah Jessica Parker has done an interview with Harpers Bazaar and is rather sad about all the lady bashing we women do to one another. SJP is not going to get involved. More »Why Sarah Jessica Parker won't talk about Miley Cyrus