• Shedding light on Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Nowadays we hear more and more about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and its recognition has given a scientific explanation for what we more commonly know as the 'winter blues'. And let's be honest, January can be a bleak month. Festive fun is a distant memory, days are short, the weather bites and New Year’s resolutions are becoming hard to stick to, so it's understandable that many of us feel down and lacklustre. And with the current cold snap set to last a while, the limited sunlight can take its toll on our energy levels and moods.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR WAYS

  • Five foods to help you through the menopause

    It's the phase in life that all women come to dread. No-one looks forward to the menopause; the toll it can take on the body - not to mention the havoc it plays with your hormones - is no picnic, with symptoms ranging from hot flushes and headaches to weight increase and severe mood swings. The good news is that you can help alleviate some of these symptoms through nutrition. We have included a list of foods that you should try to include in your daily diet to help ease the way.     Soy Beans Soy Beans contain phytoestrogens, which are natural plant

  • Barack Obama inauguration: Excitement as pop's finest get ready to serenade president

    Four years ago Barack Obama's inauguration as America's first African-American president took place in a heady atmosphere that combined history in the making with all the fervour of a pop concert. Some 1.8 million crowded into Washington to see their rock star president installed, before he and first lady Michelle danced the night away like giddy newlyweds at a total of 10 balls. This time in keeping with the economic times, the celebrations will be more muted. But this being Hollywood's favourite politician, there will still be a measure of glitz, with Beyonce, Katy Perry, Smokey Robinson, Usher, John

  • Busy B: Beyonce set to add Brit Awards date to her hectic schedule

    As excitement gathers pace ahead of this year's Brit Awards, there are whispers that pop powerhouse Beyonce Knowles will perform alongside the cream of UK music talent. If the Halo singer does take to the stage, she will head a stellar line up which already includes One Direction, Emeli Sandé, Robbie Williams and Muse.   Fans will be lucky to see Beyonce, whose schedule for 2013 is packed full. Before touching down on British soil for the February 20 ceremony, the mum-of-one will have already warmed up at Barack Obama's inauguration and the iconic American Super Bowl on February 3. Beyoncé's

  • Celebrity street style chic: Olivia Palermo

    Olivia Palermo is no foreigner to a luxury label and A-List red carpet do. But whether glammed up in haute couture with a Mulberry at hand or strolling through Manhattan in the high street's hottest finds, the fully-fledged fashionista is top on our list to give a style tip or two. Street style has fast become the hottest fashion for low-key, high-impact ensembles, and Olivia is a master in the art. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Palermo’s perfectly pulled-together style looks effortless and understated – with, of course, the help of an oversized pair of sunnies and designer handbag. Come rain

  • Lance Armstrong's 'perfect story' crumbles on Oprah Winfrey's couch

    Controversy-hit cyclist Lance Armstrong has revealed the extent of his substance abuse to Oprah Winfrey. Answering a visceral series of 'yes' or 'no' questions fired off by the chat show queen, the sportsman admitted that all seven of his historic Tour de France wins were fuelled by banned substances and procedures.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE   "The truth is out there and it isn't what I said," he confessed. "The story was so perfect for so long: you overcome the disease, you have a happy marriage, you have kids, it's this mythic, perfect story, and that wasn't true."  The truth of

  • Renee Zellweger and Pixie Geldof lend star power to Hugo Boss show

    Sporting colourblocked shift dresses and minimal make-up, Renee Zellweger and Pixie Geldof were the epitome of laidback chic as they stepped out in Berlin on Thursday night. The starlets were ramping up the star power at the Hugo Boss Autumn/Winter 2013 show, joining a roster of German celebrities and important names from the designer brand including Chief Executive Officer Claus-Dietrich Lahrs, who Pixie struck a pose with on the red carpet.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The daughter of Bob Geldof showed off her tanned and toned figure in a baby pink shift that featured a cut-away back. The

  • Drew Barrymore steps out with baby Olive in New York

    Drew Barrymore has been spotted on her first mother-daughter outing in New York. The actress joined her husband Will Kopelman during a daytime stroll in the city with their daughter Olive, who was born three months ago. Drew and her husband kept a close eye on their tot as they navigated the city in matching wayfarer sunglasses.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE   Protective of her family unit, Drew has said that she would "fight like a lion" to protect the newborn, ensuring that she would not experience a traumatic childhood like her own.  Speaking to Good Housekeeping, the star revealed: "I will

  • Charlotte Casiraghi's cousin Pauline Ducruet holds court at the circus

    All eyes were on Pauline Ducruet at the opening of the Monte Carlo circus festival on Thursday. And no wonder, as Princess Stephanie's eldest daughter was a vision in an all-black ensemble complete with striking red lipstick. Pauline is a known fan of black outfits, but this year the 18-year-old upped her fashion game from the more casual shirts and jeans, opting for a sleek jumpsuit with a sweetheart neckline and covered up with a black blazer.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY   Whilst her cousin, Charlotte Casiraghi, is constantly hailed as one of Europe's most beautiful young royal ladies, pretty Pauline is

  • From BB to CC creams: your new simple skin alphabet

    They were the revolutionary product of 2012 and this year Beauty Blemish balms are here to stay. BB creams are the answer to every busy working girl's makeup routine. Combining the qualities of an SPF, moisturiser, primer and cover-up, this magical little product can reduce your morning routine to simply a few minutes. Following huge success in the Asian market for their brightening and blemish-reducing properties, it's no surprise these balms have become an essential in many a woman's handbag. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO VIEW OUR FAVOURITE BB CREAMS   By smoothing over the skin's surface, the balm's lightweight texture leaves a finish absent of that cakey

  • Twecipes: Gok Wan and Lisa Faulkner's recipes in a tweet

    Delia Smith's roast beef dish is described in a whopping 872 words, putting her in first place for the wordiest chef. Nigella Lawson's finger-licking recipe for beef is the second longest, followed by Jamie Oliver. But the time-poor chefs among us will be delighted to hear about twecipes. Fashion expert Gok Wan who turned his hand to the kitchen with Gok's Chinese Food on Channel 4, and Celebrity MasterChef winner Lisa Faulkner, are just some of the celebrities, chefs and food writers who have got together to create Tweet Pie: The World’s Shortest Recipe Book. The book was crowdsourced through Twitter,

  • Natural wonders of cliffhangers and mountain-topped villages

    Hovering on the edge of cliffs or carved into the sides of mountains lie some of the most intriguing cities in all of Europe. Steeped in ancient history, they each tell their own enchanting tale – from the Castellfollit de la Roca in Spain with its flowing River Fluvia to Manarola's cute and colourful villages in Italy.   Made all the more majestic and magical by their high-cliffed setting and panoramic views, some cities stand perched on limestone rocks in the middle of secluded valleys. Others overlook the turbulent waters of the sea or lie situated over deep river ravines. But whatever their

  • Ready to strut the catwalk: prep behind Fashion Week season

    We're on the brink of the Fashion Week season for Autumn/Winter 2013. But why wait for the excitement to begin when we can sneak backstage to show the secrets behind previous fashion shows from an inside perspective. The suspense of unfolding a collection is always new and positively gripping. Months of hard work accumulate to a moment of intensity just before the show starts where models march steadily from makeup artists to hairstylists in order to get their looks perfected for the catwalk. Brushes, combs, palettes and products are thrown astern across dressing rooms until the countdown begins. Three, two, one, GO!

  • Supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley stuns in romantic Valentine's lingerie

    The Rosie for Autograph range was Marks & Spencers' fastest-selling underwear collection of all time. So it's no surprise that the high street retailer was keen to continue its relationship with supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, unveiling a second line that she created. The new range has been eagerly awaited by fans of the critically acclaimed first collection, and judging by the campaign pictures that have been released, with good reason. Rosie is stunning simply as she models the beautifully feminine pieces including padded bras, kimono wraps and chemise sets in gorgeous silk and a pale, vintage-inspired colour palette that make up

  • Scarlett Johansson sizzles as Southern belle in 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof'

    She won a Tony award for her Broadway performance in 2010, but it seems that Scarlett Johansson could be a keen contender for another gong thanks to her sizzling performance in Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. The Golden Globe nominated actress has begun her stint treading the boards as Southern belle Maggie in the Pulitzer prize-winning script, a role which secured Elizabeth Taylor an Oscar nomination  in 1959. Joined by Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz at the after party at The Lighthouse on Thursday evening, the star cut a striking shape in a linen suit by

  • Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are present and correct as they continue trade tour

    Another day brings another stop on Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie's mission to support British industry abroad. A day after they brought Berlin's famous Brandenburg Gate square to a standstill, the two sisters moved on to Hanover where mayor Stephan Weil and sizeable crowds were waiting to meet the Queen's two granddaughters.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY   Inside, the girls beamed as they added their famous signatures to the venue's Golden Book, and in a token of appreciation, Mr Weil presented them with a gift to take back home. As the young royals were representing their country, every detail was taken

  • Children's games and soft toys lead William and Kate's gift list

    Long before Kate Middleton officially revealed the exciting news of her pregnancy in December, gifts for the little one were already flying in. Whilst on tour to Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu with Prince William, the royal couple received a host of traditional children's games, drawings, soft toys and dolls. Elsewhere around the world, William and Kate's family members were also being given baby products. A month in advance of the joyful announcement Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were given a pair of baby booties and several toys whilst in Australia and New Zealand.   CLICK ON

  • Style diaries: Fabulous fashionista Jessica Alba's best looks

    From premieres to the playground, Jessica Alba rarely puts a fashion foot out of place. Equals part cool-girl and glamazon, the starlet frequently tops best-dressed lists and has the art of casual chic to a tee. The Hollywood actress was stunning as she stepped out at the Golden Globes earlier this month, wearing a killer pink dress from Christian Dior that celebrity stylist Louise Roe told HELLO! Online was her 'best-dressed' of the night.  Following the awards, Jessica got ready for a night of partying as she headed to the Warner Bros. Golden Globe After Party sporting a band on-trend,

  • Alexander Mcqueen cancels Paris show due to Sarah Burton's pregnancy

    Legendary fashion house Alexander Mcqueen has had to temporarily cancel their autumn/winter 2013 show for the upcoming Paris Fashion week, since their creative director Sarah Burton will be on maternity leave. Renowned for having worked closely with the Duchess of Cambridge, the talented designer will stay in London to rest and rejuvenate while the hectic fashion face-off in the City of Light unfolds. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Luckily, this only means that there will be even more anticipation for Spring/Summer 2014 since Sarah plans to reclaim the brand’s original Paris Fashion Week show and showcase the company’s latest wares. Since taking over the helm

  • Audrey Hepburn: A life of style in memory of an iconic bride

    Twenty years after her death, Audrey Hepburn's iconic beauty continues to dazzle. One of the best actresses of all time –  starring in films like Breakfast At Tiffany's and Roman Holiday for which she won an Oscar – her ethereal graces still enchant us today. Even amongst the voluptuous actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age, Audrey Hepburn made skinny fashionable and her short hair became a stylish must-have for brides across the globe. Enchanting on-screen as well as off, the beautiful actress was known to captivate the hearts of everyone she met and, to date, she is still remembered as on of the most

  • What should Michelle Obama wear? Designers reveal Inauguration gown sketches

    Inauguration Day is fast approaching, and the fashion world is on the edge of their seats as they wait to find out the millionaire dollar question – what will Michelle Obama be wearing? But like this time four years ago, the First Lady is giving no details of who or what she will be wearing as she celebrates her husband being ceremonially sworn into his second term in office by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. In 2009, she chose a white chiffon, one-shoulder creation by Jason Wu, a then up-and-coming, 26-year-old Taiwanese-born designer who instantly shot to fame.