• Alingsas becomes a city of light

    Since the year 2000, the most important designers and lighting professionals from around the world have converged on Alingsas each autumn to set up their most impressive and ingenious illumination displays in the streets and squares of this small city located about 40 kilometres north of Gothenburg. A small army of architecture students cooperates, helping them in their endeavours to stage the most spectacular lighting effects, each trying their best to outshine the others. The event is full of creative challenges which have been brilliantly met and exceeded year after year. Lights in Alingsas is a top level international meeting

  • Stylish Samantha Cameron makes a designer decision for David's big moment

    Last year Samantha Cameron made headlines when she chose a £65 Marks & Spencer dress for her husband's party conference. Fast forward 12 months and the mum-of-three is now the Prime Minister's wife – and she has the wardrobe to match. Samantha dressed to impress at David's first party conference as PM this week. She chose a £750 black silk designer dress from Paul Smith's autumn 2010 range. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY Showing off an incredible post-baby figure less than two months after giving birth, the 39-year-old threatened to steal the show in the frock, which featured a pretty pink water

  • Tricks to combat stress: breathe deep; eat well

    Stress has become a part of modern life and it seems we all have moments when things get too much and we feel snowed under with pressure on all sides. There's no simple solution, of course, no way to instantly switch off the tension. But there are certain coping strategies you can use, and by cultivating good lifestyle habits, you should find things don't get so overwhelming. Take time to breathe We're all familiar with the idea of counting to a hundred or taking “time out” when you feel yourself about to explode with anger or say something you're likely to

  • Charlize Theron and Orlando Bloom show how to beat the big chill this autumn

    Although it's Orlando Bloom’s expectant wife Miranda Kerr who's usually strutting the catwalk, The Three Musketeers actor has also done his fair share of modelling. And the handsome actor has been unveiled as new brand ambassador for Japanese clothing line Uniqlo. Talking about his new role, Orlando says: "The clothes are comfortable and the texture is great. They are the kind of unpretentious clothes that anyone can wear." Joining Orlando in the campaign is Oscar-winner Charlize Theron. The blonde bombshell started out as a model before becoming a household name on the big screen. Click on images to

  • Penny shows off her bump on the catwalk as she supports sister-in-law

    Penny Lancaster Stewart is clearly loving her new pregnancy curves. The glam blonde looked radiant and happy as she took to the catwalk to promote an event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Rod Stewart's wife later attended the Breast Cancer Care Show and one one of several famous faces showing their support. Click on photo for

  • The time is right... to dye your hair

    There's a best time and a best procedure for just about everything, even for dyeing your hair. It's tempting to think it's a good idea to wash your hair just before applying dye – after all won't clean hair take up the colour better? In fact, it's more complicated than that. Washing your hair also cleans the scalp, and in doing so weakens the protective hydrolipid film. This is a fine barrier layer of sebum and sweat that covers the skin and coats it with a water and oil emulsion, helping to maintain a healthy pH and defending against bacteria

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