• The best bites in Bristol: The city's foodie side to be revealed in July

    Bristol is celebrating its foodie side with the Bristol Good Food Awards 2012. The competition aims to celebrate the best that Bristol has to offer in terms of restaurants, cafes and local delis.       Categories span everything from the heady heights of Best Restaurant through Best Sunday Lunch, to Best Alfresco Dining (if only the sun would come out...). The top five to be selected in each category will then undergo mystery judging from a panel of expert food critics including food and wine writer Angela Mount, Guardian food and drink writer Fiona Beckett, Telegraph food writer Xanthe Clay and Evening

  • Lingerie supermodel Rosie turns designer for Marks & Spencers

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s credentials as a lingerie model are about to come into good use. The Victoria’s Secret angel is to design a range of twenties-style underwear for high street giant Marks & Spencers. The British born beauty, who is currently the face of the brand’s Autograph range, is delighted about the collaboration.   "M&S is an iconic British brand, adored by many so I'm very excited to be launching my debut lingerie line with them" the 25-year-old said. She added: "I thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with the design team to create my dream collection, and I'm looking forward to a fun

  • Joy for Jessica Simpson as she welcomes her first child

    Overjoyed Jessica Simpson has described becoming a mum as the "greatest experience" of her life. The 31-year-old star left the message on her website after she and partner Eric Johnson welcomed their daughter Maxwell Drew into the world on Tuesday.   "We are so grateful for all of the love, support and prayers we have received," the first-time mum wrote. "This has been the greatest experience of our lives!!" Jessica's little princess tipped the scales at a healthy 9lbs 13oz, and delighted relatives – including her sister Ashlee – have flocked to see her at LA's Cedars-Sinai hospital.   "She has wanted to

  • New cut for Carla as she backs her man on the campaign trail

    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy debuted a flattering new 'do at her husband's last major rally before Sunday's presidential elections. With Nicolas Sarkozy under immense pressure in the fight for another term, the couple, who have been married four years, are putting on a united front. With her chestnut locks cut into a fringe and a bright smile, the model-turned-singer was clearly determined to show her support. Despite the sleepless nights involved in looking after their baby daughter Giulia, Carla has insisted on being at her husband's side. According to reports in the French press, the president has been worried about the stress

  • Exclusive: Dr Linda talks skin conditions and the healing power of the psyche

    Dr. Linda Papadopoulos is one of today's most renowned psychologists and an expert on psychodermatology. And her recent collaboration with myhandeczema.co.uk, has revealed that 82% of us say they are embarrassed or ashamed of their condition and more than three quarters admit that it has a negative effect on their mood. We talk to Dr Linda about herself, psychodermatology, and get the ins and outs of eczema, among other skin conditions. How did you come to work in psychodermatology? "I am an only child in a super close Greek family, and I remember my cousin Alexia developing Vitiligo, a depigmentation disorder,

  • Why the Met Ball continues to fascinate

    In 2009, Madonna strutted in wearing thigh high boots and bunny ears. And the following year the cameras were trained on tempestuous exes Jude Law and Sienna Miller then looking very much 'on'. Dubbed the Oscars of the east coast, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala has always been one of those gatherings that capture the imagination. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY This year's ball, hosted by the high priestess of fashion Anna Wintour, is bound to offer the usual mix of glamour, reverie, high culture and breathtaking frocks. With the US Vogue editor's presiding, invitations to the New York

  • Real brides go vintage: Sew something old into your new dress

    Vintage in contemporary wedding gowns is a trend that looks set to remain a favourite amongst design-conscious brides. And now, the award winning No. 9 Bridal Couture has launched a twist on this gorgeous look – ensuring your dream dress blends the best of traditional with a fresh, contemporary look. Making wedding gowns that are exquisitely personal to her brides, Linda Davey, founder of No. 9 Bridal Couture, has taken this one stage further and created bridal dresses that take this vintage/modern fusion approach.               Photo: Chris Hanley www.chrishanleyphotography.com Pieces of fabric, or even whole sections of family heirloom wedding

  • Royals, kittens and flowers: The inspiration for Katy Perry's unique nail art

    From the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge motifs to cute kitten wraps, Katy Perry is known for experimenting with wacky nail art. Now, the pop princess has now shown off her latest manicure – and it’s flower-tastic. Katy posted a picture of her nails adorned with pretty little petals in pastel hues, with the accompaning caption reading: “My fingers are in FULL bloom today”.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Check out our round-up of Katy's nail art. Let your nails shine Nail brand OPI gets a Minnie Mouse

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