How often have you gone to your hairdresser and pulled up an Instagram screenshot of your favourite celeb’s latest cut for them to copy? All the time, right? Well, those coveted cuts began with another hairstylist, one who’s skilled (and brave) enough to tackle some of the most famous barnets in the business. So next time you’re heading to the salon, have a peep at the source of your new look first, with our seven fave famous hairdressers to follow RN…

Jen Atkin

Quite possibly the most famous tress teaser on the planet right now, Jen Atkin is best known for her work with the Kardashians and BFF Chrissy Teigen, as well as her amazing haircare line Ouai.

Jen has also worked with everyone from Bella Hadid to Katy Perry, and we’re kind of obsessed with her own now-signature bob, though the idea of having to keep up with the regular fringe trims seems like a lot of effort. Maybe we should retrain in hairstyling? Or leave it to the pros like Jen, who you should totally follow on Insta, @jenatkinhair.

Shah Karegar

His own hair is pretty in pink, but Shah is a master of all colours, keeping blonde Delilah Belle Hamilin’s highlights in check and her brunette sister Amelia Gray’s tresses looking fresh.

Oh u know just blending in . 🌺 #nobiggy #pink #haircolor

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Shah’s regular clients also include model Irina Shayk and everyone’s favourite celebrity Friends, Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox. Check out his handiwork @shahkaregar.

Andrew Fitzsimons

Like Jen Atkin, Andrew is a master of Kardashian hair, working regularly with all five sisters. The Irish hairdresser counts Karlie Kloss, Shay Mitchell and Joan Smalls among his other clients, but he isn’t just about that celebrity life.

💄Glam fam💋 @makeupbymario #kourtneykardashian #hairXandrew

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In fact, Andrew has partnered with the Trans Economic Empowerment Program (TEEP) and the Los Angeles LGBTQ centre to provide access to hair, beauty and self-care resources for trans women and gender non-confirming people. Follow him and find out more @andrewfitzsimons.

Justine Marjan

Harmonizers, if you want to see how Lauren Jauregui gets her hair looking so big and glossy, you better get following Justine. Of course, Lauren is far from Justine’s only famous client, with Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge, Jasmine Saunders (aka Golden Barbie) and Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart all relying on her services.

🛩💺✌🏽 ready to ditch these layers and be back in la la land! 🏡✨

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Follow Justine @justinemarjan and don’t be surprised if you spend the next week trying to perfect her glam ponytail.

Danielle Priano

She was a long-time collaborator of Mariah Carey’s, but now Danielle is best-known for her work with the Victoria’s Secret girls, regularly taming their manes on campaign shoots and appearances.

#behindthescenes today with my babygurl @hoskelsa #glamz @cgonzalezbeauty #hairbydaniellepriano @gangstaglamz 🔥🔥🔥

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Recently Danielle has found a whole host of pop princesses to work her magic on, including Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and even J-Lo. Follow her @daniellepriano.

Carly Walters

An assistant of Jen Atkin’s, who is now taking on her own clients, Carly recently styled the models’ hair on Khloe Kardashian’s Good American denim campaign.

That's about right..running around New York stylin some hair 🏃🏼‍♀️ Nikes essential. ✔️#dazed #havehair #willtravel 😝

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She’s also worked with megababes Nadine Leopold, Shanina Shaik and Fifth Harmony’s Dinah Jane. Follow Carly before your friends do @carlyxhair.

Jayson Medina

Bebe Rexha’s go-to guy mostly splits his time between the blonde bombshell and Fergie, though he has also been known to work with Ellie Goulding, most notably on her hair for Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood video.

Jayson also does men’s grooming for the likes of The 1975 and US boyband Forever In Your Mind. Lucky guy! Follow him @jaysonhairdos.

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Moschino’s My Little Pony collection is undoubtedly one of our favourite spring/summer 2018 fashion statements. After debuting at Milan Fashion Week in September, the capsule collection instantly became available on the brand’s website, but sadly it’s a little out of our price range. Sob.

Of course, the high street is never far behind the catwalks, so thankfully we can all get in on the My Little Pony fun – we’re sure it’s what Rainbow Dash would have wanted.

Here’s what we’re shopping now…

The T-shirt

Moschino’s MLP T-shirt features ponies Cherries Jubilee, Glory and Princess Sparkle, and a rainbow. It’s very pretty, but it’s also £165, unlike TruffleShuffle’s version.

Coming in at just £19.99, their tee is also rainbow-printed, with ponies Heart Throb, Baby Quackers and Applejack in the starring roles. Shop here.

The long-sleeved dress

We could definitely see long-time Moschino fan Paris Hilton rocking this cute little cotton dress. But, at £464, it’s definitely out of our budget.

Enter Alice Vandy’s rainbow My Little Pony dress of dreams, which – at £59 – is a much more affordable purchase. Shop here.

The raglan tee

While we do love Moschino’s baseball-style T-shirt and its tropical island print, we’re not so keen on the £159 price tag… ouch.

Raglan baseball tops are one of our favourite ways to rock the MLP trend. The black sleeves give the cute print a grunge edge. Wear this baby with your favourite leather-look trousers or pop on with pyjama bottoms and be ready for bed. It’s a win-win situation and all for under £25. Shop here.

The lunchbox handbag

Moschino’s lunchbox-style My Little Pony handbag is super cute, but it’s also super spenny, at a whopping £772.

So what to do if you want a vintage-looking MLP lunch tin of your very own? Get on Amazon. There are loads to choose from, but this one is super pretty and about £750 cheaper! Shop here.

The keyring   

Now, while it would be lovely to have £122 to drop on a keyring, it’s not going to happen to us anytime soon. Soz, Moschino.

Thankfully, good old Claire’s have the CUTEST pom-pom trimmed My Little Pony keyring, which is only £5.50. How pocket money-friendly is that? Shop here.

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It’s Christmas party season! And that means it’s time to kit yourself out with the sparkliest dress you can find because in case you didn’t get the memo, December = glitter.

We’re talking shiny metallics, glistening sequins and twinkling fabrics all wrapped up in one super festive outfit that was made for the school dancefloor.
So whether your style vibe is shimmery but subtle or total tinsel town, the shops are stocked to the brim with midis and minis to get you in the party mood.

Sparkly slip

Sequins are *everywhere* this season and this cute slip will turn you into a seriously stylish disco ball. It’s perfect if your look is pretty extra, even if it’s a bit pricey. (Pop it on your Christmas list and hope for the best?) If you get it in time for NYE, rock it up with biker boots or go double-glitter and pair it with your fave sparkly block heels.

Disco Sequin Embellished Slip Dress, £95

Sophisticated sister

Velvet + sequins = match made in heaven. The pearly sequins on this dress are super cool. The best bit? Although this mini is literally covered in spangle, you can *totally* dress it down during party season with a pair of fresh white trainers. Obsessed.

Sequin velour dress, £34.99

Golden girl

One shoulder styles inspired by the 80s are bang on trend this season. Erm, hello Stranger Things. (Okay, it’s not like Barb was wearing a disco dress but y’know, this era is hot right now.) This gold number is perfect for your best mate’s Xmas bash. What’s more, the dress does the talking so you don’t even need to wear heels. Winner.

One Shoulder Sequin Mini Bodycon Dress £46

Sequin showstopper

Don’t like to blend into the crowd? This River Island x Ashish slip is The One. The mix of mustard and baby pink takes some confidence to pull off but we say go for it! Just slick on a bright red lip, your fave black boots and slay.

Sequin lace slip dress, £50

Pretty in pink

This iridescent baby is basically a unicorn in dress form. What’s not to like? With its kick-out skirt and nipped-in waist you’ll look super cute. Plus it also means you can eat as many mince pies as you like without worrying about food-binge-bloat. We love New Look’s twist on the traditional Christmas colour palette, too. You’ll be sure to dazzle.

Metallic jacquard cut out skater dress, £39.99

Tinsel tailoring

This super fun black dress combines two of our fave party embellishments ever: sequins and tassels! Seriously, you will feel like a sassy Christmas tree as you shimmy across the dfloor in this hun. You need it RN.

Sequin and tassel long sleeve bodycon dress, £40

Burgundy babe

We’re totally obsessed with this little beauty. The colour is to die for! Rusty and burgundy shades look amazing during the winter months and this dress is the best of both worlds. Autumnal colours teamed with a spray of Christmas sparkle = *adds to basket*.

Burgundy sequin slip dress, £34.99

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So your Insta feed is full of Bella Hadid’s selfies and Kaia Gerber’s ever-cool outfits, but you feel like you need a little refresh? We hear you and, thankfully, there are loads of new faces just waiting for you to hit that ‘follow’ button. Move over Gigi and Kendall; these are the latest style babes giving us a glimpse into the world of fashion.

Luna Bijl (@mxlunaa)

🐶 @missoni

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Dutch beauty Luna is just 19 years old and has already walked for major designers like Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli. When she’s not modelling, you’ll see Luna travelling the globe, doing motocross and hanging out with her fam.

Samile Bermannelli (@samile_b)

saturday 👅

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Samile is from Salvador in Brazil and she walked in her first fashion week in Paris when she was just 17. Now 19, she’s stomped down the runway for everyone from Dolce & Gabbana to Anya Hindmarch, and is set to make her Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show debut this November!

Laiqah Omar (@laiqahomar)

So grateful to be in Paris, having the best time #parisfashionweek #busyday #showtime 🇫🇷💃🏻

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Laiqah is just 16, but the half-Welsh, half-Somali model walked for Tommy Hilfiger at London Fashion Week in September, before flying to Milan to rock the Prada show. Still at school in Cardiff, Laiqah is juggling her career with her A-levels, and a burning desire to become a DJ. How much cooler can one girl get? Follow and find out.

Grace Elizabeth (@lovegrace_e)

Grace walked for Victoria’s Secret last year and looks set to return to the lingerie brand’s annual extravaganza. The Florida-born model is super close to her family and posts photos of them as often as she does her shoots and runway moments for the likes of Moschino and Missoni.

Amilna Estevao (@officialamilnaestevao)

Cominn for ya Summaaaa like…? #blackisbeautiful #summertime #DFBK #comingsoon 💋

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It might sound like a cliché, but Amilna’s smile can truly light up a room, and her face is so stunning that she’s fronted campaigns for MAC Cosmetics. Hailing from Angola, Amilna won Elite’s Model Look contest back in 2013, aged 14. Fast-forward a few years and she’s walking runways all over the world, modelling for Tom Ford and generally bossing life. We love her.

Estelle Chen (@chen_estelle)

@lucbraquet_ 🇺🇸☺️

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Estelle is of Chinese heritage, but was born and raised in Paris, and her modelling career has taken her all around the globe. Starring in campaigns for H&M and walking at Elie Saab, the 19-year-old’s professional snaps are peppered with delicious-looking food pics, so you will leave her feed hungry for sure.

Tarah Rodgers (@tarahrodgers)

🍀Happy St Patrick's Day🍀 don't forget to wear green today💚

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Hailing from Brooklyn in New York, you may recognise Tarah from her summer 2017 Sweaty Betty campaign, while she’s also walked for Topshop, Temperley London and Naeem Khan. Her ’gram is full of wanderlust-inducing travel shots, as well as snaps of her partying with her fellow models between shows, so you can be sure you’ll spot another gorgeous face or two to follow on Tarah’s feed.

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Sometimes an item of clothing comes along that every stylish celebrity is obsessed with and, lucky for us mere mortals, the high street quickly clamours to copy. This season, said item is Réalisation Par’s Emilie dress in the Shanghai nights print, which – at $160 (around £120) – is definitely more of a Christmas (plus birthday and next Christmas) gift combined than a pocket money purchase.

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Seen on the Instagram feeds of Kylie Jenner and model of the moment Kaia Gerber, the silk Emilie dress and its cherry blossom print has spawned plenty of similar styles, at a third of the price tag.


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Whether you fancy a frock as close to the original as possible or are just taking loose inspiration, we’ve found some killer dupes that won’t break the bank, which you can shop below. Just add heels – or, for daytime, slip on over a T-shirt and team with stompy biker boots. It’s a win-win situation.

The red one

Urban Outfitters’ Waterlily frock is the little red dress you never knew you needed… until now. With a super similar shape and design to Réalisation Par’s Emilie, it’s the attention-seeking alternative to the original, thanks to its bold rouge colour. Bonus – at £44 you won’t have to save for too long to afford it. Shop here.

The velvet one

If silk and satin aren’t your style, Pretty Little Thing have created this little black velvet number, as part of their collaboration with Kourtney Kardashian. Yep, that’s right, you can dress like a Kardashian for just £25. Result! Shop here.

The really floral one

Nasty Gal’s A Rose Between Two Thorns dress is perfect if you like the shape and style of the Réalisation Par one, but you fancy a bolder print, and it’s a total steal at £30. Shop here.

The bright one

Like your blues bright rather than navy? Forever 21’s aqua version will make all your mermaid dreams come true. £35 and it’s yours – shop here.

The playsuit

More of a playsuit gal? Missguided have you covered with this black satin romper. The adjustable straps mean even tall girls can get in on the action without fear of the dreaded camel toe and all for £25. Shop here.

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Girls, working together produces some pretty magical results. No ifs ands or buts about it. Add friendship to the mix, and hey, that’s when something really really special starts to happen.

It’s a formula young design duo, Me and You (aka Julia Baylis and Mayan Toledano) have sussed. The pair, who bonded over a mutual frustration of not fitting into the fashion school mould, joined forces in college, and haven’t looked back since. Making time between assignments and classes, Julia and Mayan took to Instagram to move their collaboration from pure teen-escapism to an actual business IRL. Urm, life-goals personified.

So what can we expect from this virtual store? Well, the brand boasts classics like the ‘Feminist’ print, as well as period pants taking you through your menstrual cycle day-by-day and kickass messages of self-empowerment. The ‘Don’t Touch’ sweatshirt, worn by Amandla Stenberg, is our favourite obvs.

by baby boo @petrafcollins (up on @rookiemag)

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Five years on, and the bffs are still finding new ways to revolutionise our underwear drawer, one pair of ‘Feminist’ emblazoned knickers at a time. “We decided to take that word ‘feminism’, which is loaded, and use it in a fun, accessible way, in a pretty way, turning it into something that girls can actually relate to,” explains Mayan.

However, with one look at @its_meandyou’s Instagram feed, and it becomes clear that there is a sassy message at play underneath these ‘pretty’ pink pants. Body hair, cellulite bumps, braces and periods are all proudly – and regularly – showcased on their feed, revealing the female body as we rarely see it. Whilst run-ins with Instagram’s censorship policy (which really needs addressing btw) have been public, these women with their strict no-Photoshop policy, are dead set on celebrating the female body – blood, gunk and pubes included.

Today, boasting a follower count that’s just passed 45k, Me and You are working hard to forge an online culture of body positive and self-celebratory young women – girls after our own heart.

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Most of the world’s hot fashion names are well into their adult years with huge empires behind them, but thanks to our bff (the internet), there’s a new generation of independent designers in town – and we’ve got instant access.

Rewind 20, heck even 10 years, and young artists would struggle to get recognition over the big dogs, but thanks to social media the talent of today is getting some well deserved cred. See Mum, the internet’s not all bad.

So if you’re into supporting your fellow peers by following them on Insta or saving up to buy a piece from their new collection, meet the up-and-coming kids we’ve got our eye on…

Chet and Betts DeHart, 19, USA – Lucid FC

Twins Chet and Betts started their brand Lucid FC after they were inspired by their fashionista mum and her amazing 80s outfits. The streetwear brand now sells all over the world and has some seriously dedicated fans. Think Cher from Clueless as the boys mix preppy tartan skirts with chilled street-style hoodies. Big fans.

@lucidfc @freshiamatl pop-up fin! thanks to all who came.

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Christabel MacGreevy, 26, UK – Itchy Scratchy Patchy

Christabel is one talented sista. She created the brand Itchy Scratchy Patchy with her bff Edie Campbell and their collection of embroidered denim, t-shirts and berets are super cool. They also sell a range of patches so you can customise your clothes yourself. We’re totally into a bit of DIY and think this brand is to-die-for. Celeb fans include Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora. We can’t argue with that.

MORNING! RG @ritaora 🍕🍕🍕

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Melissa ‘Missy’ Jade Aiello, 16, USA – Tees by Missy X

If being 16 and a designer isn’t cool enough, having Wiz Khalifa and other celebs rock your tees is downright awesome. Missy’s Unique line-drawings are deffo what got her noticed on the fashion scene. Although she started creating her brand Missy X aged just 9, it was a quick sketch of Chanel legend Karl Lagerfeld that sparked everyone’s interest and rocketed her to fame.

Tyler Lambert, 19, USA – Lambert

Tyler’s designs have caught the eye of some of the world’s biggest celebs: enter Kylie Jenner. His edgy streetwear is what makes Lambert so on trend right now – we’re loving the ripped denim and camo combos. His style seems to match his equally quirky personality too. Check out his Instagram for some serious lols!

diet starts tomorrow thank you

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Vejas Kruszewski, 19, Canada – Vejas

Not only was he the youngest designer ever to be nominated for a LVMH prize (a super cool fashion award, btw) he actually won it! Vejas’ brand got recognised because it centres around making the ordinary extraordinary. He takes everyday wardrobe staples and adds a twist to create pieces that are high fashion. Sounds pretty cool, right? It is.

Vejas S17 @dustinmuchuvitz

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Molly Goddard, 26, UK – Molly Goddard

Born and bred in London, fashionista Molly is definitely set for stardom. Her collection has been worn by celebs like urban style queen Rihanna, how frickin’ cool is that? She loves creating over-the-top dramatic designs and while we won’t be wearing her outfits for a trip to the shops, we totally admire the funky and dreamy garments she creates.

@badgalriri 💙💙💙💙

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It’s amazing to think that only a few short years ago, you never cared about pants. You probs wore whatever your mum bought you in big cotton multipacks from M&S. But now – now, your eyes have been opened to the world of pants potential, the vast universe of knickerportunities out there for the choosing, and every wander through a department store lingerie department is a journey of self-exploration. Or at least, bum exploration.

Here are 19 thoughts you have when you’re picking out some new undies.

1. Ohhhhh Brazilian pants, those could be nice! Like my arse is forever dancing to samba music.

2. Do you think Brazilians call it a Brazilian cut or is that just their normal shape of underwear?

3. Oh my god, do they call knickers with a full bottom ‘British’?

4. Also, am I the only one that just gets a constant wedgie when I wear them? I have to reach into my bum crack legit every 10 minutes to extract them. It’s almost exercise.

5. And you have to be subtle about it, you can’t just go in and have a rummage around in broad daylight. No, no, you have to stand all awkwardly with your back to the wall and get in and out with military precision.

6. Kinda like when you pick the bottom of your nose super discreetly and then just flick it. I wonder where all that snot goes.

7. Gross. Still, probs won’t go for the Brazilian ones then.

8. Maybe I’ll get some novelty knickers? You know, ones with Superman on the front or something. They look super comfy and I’ll only wear them in an ironic way.

9. Actually, is it ironic? Or will I just look like I haven’t quite come to terms with going through puberty yet?

10. Maybe I’ll just leave the novelty knickers too.

11. Thongs? Oh please, it’s like dental floss for your arse crack and they cost the same price as regular underwear then they only use, like, a QUARTER of the fabric. NEXT.

12. Ohhh, these silk ones are pretty!

13. WHAT! £20 for a pair of knickers. Was this lace spun by golden worms that lived in castle somewhere in the South of France where each worm had their own room and they refused to eat anything other than leaves from the finest oak trees in all the land?!

14. This is absurd. People are absurd.

15. I’m just going to buy my regular knickers aren’t I? They’re the perfect mix of pretty and comfy, with a little bit of lace around the edge.

16. Oh ffs, they don’t even have those.

17. Right, that settles it. I’m getting the Superman pants. I am super.

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Autumn has officially dawned on the UK and despite the drizzle, there is *one* good thing that comes from the grey skies – a perfect excuse to add a pop of colour to your wardrobe. It’s called retail therapy for a reason guys, and where else should you turn to but our firm fashion fave asos to add some much needed colour to your life. Here are our top autumn buys online, guaranteed to brighten even the gloomiest of Sunday mornings…

Perfect puffer

A winter jacket is a wardrobe staple and this orange puffer has got us feeling all the autumnal feels. Both practical and bang on trend, bag yourself this beauty quick. We’re pretty convinced it will fly off the shelves.

Pull&Bear Padded Jacket, £32.99

Jazzy jumper

Yellow has been everywhere this year and we for one are loving adding an acid yellow pop to our outfits. Not only reserved for the summer months, this gorgeous jumper will provide that instant sunshine you’ll be craving all winter long.

ASOS Jumper in Cable With Volume Sleeves £28

Timeless top

Stripes are a classic. They suit everyone and go with everything so we’re loving this totally awesome twist! Royal blue, bright yellow and an orange pop? You’re sure to turn heads rocking this. *adds to basket*

ASOS Top in Oversized Cutabout Stripe £22

Badass backpack

If you haven’t had the chance to pick up the perfect school bag yet, why not give this one a whirl. Sticking with our pumpkin spice latte colour scheme (thanks Starbucks), this is the bag we’re all desperate to get our hands on. The perfect size for all your bits, you’ll be set to have the coolest bag in the corridor.

Mi-Pac Burnt Orange Tumbled Mini Classic Backpack £32.99

Stop-traffic skirt

Red is set to be the ‘on trend’ colour this autumn. Be bold and team this denim skirt with your fave trusty trainers and a white tee for a chilled rock chick vibe. Love.

ASOS Denim Mini Skirt With Raw Hem in Washed Red, £28

Rock ‘n’ roll wrap dress

We heart wrap dresses so we can’t wait to get our hands on this gorgeous golden number! Dressed up with your fave dolly shoes or down with a pair of chunky boots, you can style it to suit your vibe. If you’re not comfortable with bright yellow shades this one’s perfect for you.

Reclaimed Vintage Inspired Frill Front Swing Dress £40

To-die-for denim

Our long-term love for dungarees has just got stronger. How cute is this dress!? Casual, comfy and colourful, what more could you want!?

ASOS Denim Dungaree Dress in Rust, £35

Stand-out shoes

We live in our Converse as they’re top of the class for making your outfit look edgier, plus this burgundy colour looks awesome with blue jeans. Bit of a splurge purchase but totally worth it!

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Top Trainers In Burgundy, £55

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No-one’s thrilled at the prospect of spending an evening doing homework, but if you’re doing yours in front of the TV (distracting) or lying on your bed (uncomfortable) you might be making it harder for yourself. A good workspace helps you focus and be more productive, so you can get through your to-do list and get on with the things you’d rather be doing. So get inspired with our top tips for creating the perfect (and of course, the most Instagram-worthy!) work areas.

Location, location, location

A lot of peeps have their workspaces in their bedrooms, but there’s no law that says you have to. Maybe your room is too small or you share it with a sibling, so doing your homework there isn’t practical. Or maybe you just fancy a change of scenery? Have a scout around the house and suss out any areas that could be put to good use. Maybe there’s a spare room you could use, or a cosy nook under the stairs? Anywhere is fine as long as you’ll be comfortable there (and you’ve got permission, obvs).

Hit the lights

Lots of natural light is ideal, but chances are you’ll be using your workspace after the sun’s gone down, so make sure you’ve got a good desk lamp that focuses light where you need it. An atmospheric decorative lamp might look pretty, but you won’t be able to see clearly – and no-one wants a headache on top of homework.

Keep it quiet

If possible, choose a spot where you’re not likely to be disturbed, in the quietest part of the room. This means thinking about what’s going on around the rest of the house. If someone likes long evening showers, you probably don’t want your desk against the adjoining bathroom wall, for example. If you work better with music, you could invest in a small speaker to go on your desk – you’ll be able to hear your tunes without disturbing the rest of house or having to wear earphones. If you like things quiet and get distracted by noise, consider a small desk fan to help blot out external sounds, or download a white noise app to play in the background while you work.

Get comfy

Getting comfy to do homework is tricky – you obviously want to be comfortable, but you don’t want to be so comfy that you end up nodding off (easily done, right?) Posture is important, too – hunching over a book all evening can cause sore muscles and headaches, so make sure your chair has a supportive back and is the right height for you to work comfortably at your desk. You can use cushions or pillows to help adjust your position if you need to.

Colour for calm

Now comes the fun part – decorating! You don’t have to splash out on a tin of paint to give your workspace a pop of colour (if you’d even be allowed to paint it in the first place). Instead, choose colourful accessories such as pen holders, box files, picture frames, mouse mats and posters to inject some life into the area and set it apart from the rest of the room. Spoilt for choice? Try soft blues, which are said to calm the mind and improve concentration.

Stylish stationery

Homework is loads more enjoyable when you’ve got stationery you actually want to use. So take some inspo from the bullet journaling trend and get a variety of nice pens and other bits and pieces that not only work well but look gorgeous on your desk.

Storage solutions

A clear desk is a lot more appealing than one covered in textbooks and worksheets, so get some clutter-killing storage on the go. Magazine files are great for keeping books and papers organised and within easy reach without taking up much space, while colourful storage boxes are useful for keeping notes and completed exercise books safe and tidy until you need them later – plus they can be tucked under your desk out of the way, or even used as a footrest.

Work the walls

If space is at a premium, maximise your workspace by making the most of the walls. A yearly planner is cheap and can be put up with sticky tack (and is a great way to keep an eye on upcoming holidays). Ask someone to help you put up some shelves, or install a hook for a pin board. A chalk board is also a great way to see at a glance what’s next on your to-do list – and it’s super satisfying wiping it away afterwards!

A plant is a plus

There are lots of benefits to keeping a plant on your desk – not just because they look good. Loads of studies have shown that keeping a plant nearby increases happiness and productivity, and they’re good for your health too, as they help to keep the air clean. Just remember to water it now and again. Or get a fake one – we won’t tell!


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This week we’ve been obsessing over 19 year old model and humanitarian, Halima Aden. She made history as the first woman in a hijab to grace the cover of Allure magazine and she’s totally shaking up the stereotype of ‘American beauty’.

The first-generation Somali-American has been signed by IMG Models (the same agency as Gigi and Bella Hadid), has walked the runway for Kanye West and is inspiring a whole new generation of models with every new move/shoot/selfie she takes.

Here’s everything you NTK about the trailblazer…

Who is Halima?

Halima and her family fled to America during the Somalian Civil War when she was just six years old. It wasn’t until she began school in Minnesota that Halima started to feel she was different.

“When I first started wearing the hijab, I felt happy. It felt right and represented who I was. But when I started middle school, I remember that joy and satisfaction turning to resentment. I no longer was proud of who I was in the hijab because other students would frequently tease me.” she tells Teen Vogue.

In honor of #tbt 😆

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Desperate not to let the bullies get her down, Halima decided to enter the Miss Minnesota pageant in November 2016. Making it to the top 15, she was the first person in the history of the pageant to wear a hijab and a burkini on stage.

Halima’s life changed overnight forever. IMG models contacted and later signed her to their agency. Since then she has rocketed and is fast becoming the model everyone wants to work with. You go girl!

Say hello to #HalimaAden—the first hijab-wearing model to a) sign to IMG, b) walk in a Yeezy Season fashion show, c) compete in Miss Minnesota USA, and d) cover #allure. Get to know the 19-year-old Somali American model, who’s breaking down every boundary in the fashion industry. “Society puts so much pressure on girls to look a certain way,” she says. “I have much more to offer than my physical appearance, and a hijab protects me against ‘You’re too skinny,’ ‘You’re too thick,’ ‘Look at her hips,’ ‘Look at her thigh gap.’ I don’t have to worry about that.” Tap the link in bio for our full interview. 📸: @solvesundsbostudio 👗: @beatbolliger 💇: @philippetholimet 💄: @thevalgarland 💅: @mariannewman

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Here’s why we love her…

This girl is #goals. She’s making fashion history by demanding her culture and other cultural minorities are represented within the industry.

#yeezy #nyfw2017 ✊🏿✊✊🏻

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After strutting her stuff in the hottest shows at Fashion Week she went on to do a campaign with American Eagle, stealing our hearts as she rocked the brands first ever hijab and her braces. Yeah, you heard right. No more awkward mouth-closed smiles in your group photos, it’s time we followed Halima’s glowing example and allowed our braces to be beautiful.

@kinglimaa is an inspiration in the new American jean. #ICAN #MeetTheNewCast

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And just when you thought it couldn’t get any cooler she is now one of the new faces of Rihanna’s first beauty line  “Fenty Beauty”, which celebrates women of all colours and comes out Friday 8th September. How awesome?!

If being a kickass fashionista wasn’t enough, our girl has a heart of gold. Halima wants to use her gift to change the way people think about her culture. After her modelling career, this go-get-em girl wants to become a UN Goodwill Ambassador.

Love this so much!!! ❤️ representation matters .. always ✨

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“Having representation in the fashion industry of all backgrounds gives little girls and boys, who don’t see people that look like them represented, hope” she told Teen Vogue.

We can’t wait to see how far she goes, follow her Instagram here.

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Remember that terrifying jack-in-the-box your brother used to scare you with at Halloween? Or that creepy ballerina box that played a sinister tune when you opened it up? Scary stuff always seems to come out of boxes, doesn’t it? Well, October’s bettybox may be bewitching, but we promise you, it’s full of good stuff. Nice stuff. Stuff you actually want (spiders not included, FYI).

MUA Eyeshadow Palette

Halloween isn’t just a one night thing, y’know. It’s a whole saga of prep, whether you’ve got a film marathon planned, or Susie down the road is throwing a fancy dress party. Go natural during the day, while you’re living the life of a regular human, then vamp it up once nighttime falls with the Dusk til Dawn MUA palette. From ghoulish green to spooky purple, this palette features the perfect mix of colours to let your imagination, and your eyeshadow brush, run wild. We’ve got a special MUA halloween tutorial coming to you in October’s betty collective, so keep your eyes peeled for that one!

Candy Kittens

We’re all about the treats, less about the tricks this month. Black cats have nothing on Candy Kittens’ colourful delights. Even those of us betty girls who aren’t cat people (#dogs4life) find ourselves reaching back in the bag for another one. Candy Kittens have launched POP bags, which do just that – pop the bag and pop them in your mouth – and we’ve got a pack in each bettybox for you to enjoy this October. A handy size, you can snack as you trick or treat. It’s tiring work, walking around collecting candy.

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

After the night itself is up, you’re going to need to properly cleanse your skin and get the paint out of your pores. Leave it there, and you might get a bit spotty. No one wants a face full of boils like the Wicked Witch of the West now, do they? Kylie J and Kim K’s make-up artist absolutely raves about these cleansing pads from Nip+Fab – so obviously we’re completely obsessed too.

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