• Korcula: Croatia's cultural paradise seduces the fashion world

    Croatian chic has arrived. And it's the country's islands – like flawless Adriatic beauty Korcula – seducing the world's fashion elite. Here the Duchess of Cambridge's much loved designer Issa made a little piece of history this summer, offering up her precious threads to headline the very first collective international pop-up boutique. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY "Croatia’s evolving fashion industry makes this pop-up shop a very exciting initiative," said Issa's Brazilian founder Daniella Helayel. "The Croatian coastline is such a beautiful location, the harmony of nature and architecture mirrors many of my inspirations."  The London-based designer aims to embrace women's femininity by

  • Fresh herbs: Recipes and tips that pack a punch

    Fresh living herbs, bought in pots, are a versatile ingredient whose potential extends far beyond garnishing.   They are a fantastic and simple way of packing flavour, colour and aroma into dishes in an instant.   And they have the power to enhance even the plainest of food – adding just a few basil leaves to a tomato pasta sauce packs a veritable extra punch.     Health conscious cooks will find herbs an indispensable ally as they are a fat free and natural way to boost flavour.    Potted herbs last a lot longer than pre-cut packaged ones and yield more leaves than

  • Top buns and bare-faced beauty hit New York runways

    The Big Apple has brought freshness and fun to the catwalk with its Spring/Summer 2013 collections. And not just in the world of fashion. A far cry from the deep set smokey eyes and berry lips of this winter, New York's preview has left us yearning for some subtle, spring hairstyle and make-up ideas. From playful, bold colours to bouncy braids and top buns, discover the most sought-after beauty trends that will take you back to the simplicity of your

  • Anna and Stephen 'overjoyed' after welcoming their twins

    Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are now the proud parents of newborn twins. Representatives for the couple have confirmed that Oscar-winner Anna has given birth to the babies a few weeks earlier than expected, but that the little ones are in good health and their parents are "overjoyed".     The duo, who initially announced the pregnancy in April, waited until June to confirm that they were expecting double trouble. Details about the birth, including the time, location and gender of the babies has not yet been revealed. The twins are 30-year-old Anna's first children, whilst Stephen, 42, has 12-year-old Billy and 10-year-old Lilac from previous relationships. The True Blood

  • Stacy enjoys fashion week as George denies split rumours

    Tanned, relaxed and taking pride of place in the front row of Vera Wang's Fashion Week show, Stacy Keibler seems oblivious to rumours of a split with George Clooney. The Sun newspaper suggested that the actor had put an end to his year-long relationship with the statuesque beauty. But Stacy's happy demeanor at the fashion extravaganza seemed to contradict the reports – especially after her beau officially dismissed the claims.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY George's spokesman Stan Rosenfield told the Daily Mail: "A story published by a London tabloid, the Sun, concerning George Clooney and Stacy Keibler is not true," he

  • Fashion week queen Victoria Beckham is a double hit in New York

    After wowing critics with her main show in New York on Sunday, Victoria Beckham was back on the catwalk to present her second line just 48 hours later. And it looks she’s onto another winner with Victoria by Victoria Beckham, which is her more economic ready-to-wear line, because the fashion queen unveiled the collection of printed minis and safari-style dresses to loud applause.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY With its laid-back, relaxed vibe, the line marked a departure from the fitting evening dresses that make up most of the signature collection she had shown just two days earlier. Victoria, who talked an

  • Heidi Klum: Seal and I not 'the greatest of friends right now'

    Since Heidi Klum announced her split from husband Seal, emotions have run high between the estranged pair. The father of the model's children raised eyebrows recently when he claimed she had become close to her bodyguard Martin Kristen, who has been helping the star through her separation.   Seal's representatives denied the singer was accusing Heidi of infidelity, but she told US chat show host Katie Couric the comments tainted a recent meeting between the pair. "I don't know if we're the greatest friends right now, especially because of the things that he said," she revealed in the pre-taped interview. The model went on to add

  • Focus on future as little Leonor's first photoshoot launches new Spanish royal website

    Three generations; one shared destiny. King Juan Carlos of Spain can be seen in a beautiful family photo with his son Crown Prince Felipe and granddaughter Princess Leonor, both future monarchs. The charming snap, taken during a June photoshoot in the gardens of the Zarzuela Palace, is seven-year-old Leonor's first official photo. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY It puts the focus firmly on the future, a trend which can be seen in royal houses elsewhere in Europe at the moment. Britiain is the perfect example of this. Queen Elizabeth II gave the future monarchs – Prince Charles and Prince William

  • Katie Holmes means business at her debut New York fashion show

    She strode in confidently, looking every inch the high-flying New York trendsetter. Her black jeans fit like a second skin, with the leather jacket, a gold chain and red nails adding just the right amount of sexy to Katie Holmes' businesslike outfit for her first ever fashion show for eponymous label Holmes & Yang. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Once inside the Lincoln Centre, there was a hint of nerves as the 33-year-old monitored the proceedings backstage along with her friend and business partner Jeanne Yang. But Tom Cruise's former wife is a woman reborn, and her anxiety evaporated as she began giving the models a once over,

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