Meet a spider with a mistaken identity problem, a reluctant princess who wants to be a fashion queen, celebrate ten years of the Dork Diaries, and enjoy some high-kicking rugby action in a summertime selection of new children’s books. Meet a spider with a mistaken identity problem, a reluctant princess who wants to be a fashion queen, celebrate ten years of the Dork Diaries, and enjoy some high-kicking rugby action in a summertime selection of new children’s books.Age 7 plus: Milton the Mighty by Emma ReadMeet a new superhero who is on the web and ready to swing into action… Milton, the teeniest, tiny spider with the heart of a lion!Milton the Mighty, starring an itsy bitsy teeny weeny arachnid fighting back against some nasty bug killers, is the first book in a fresh, laugh-out-loud and entertaining series from former biologist Emma Read, a debut novelist who is aiming to debunk some of the myths around creepy crawlies.When little Milton, a harmless, completely … [Read more...] about A superhero spider, girl power and a happy lion:
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With Earth Day and Fashion Revolution week upon us, fashion lovers need to reflect on how their consumption has an undeniably negative impact on both planet and people. Fashion is rife with gender inequality, environmental degradation and human rights abuses — all of which are intrinsically interconnected. The Fashion Revolution campaign began because of the unresponsiveness of the fashion sector to the continuous tragedies that occur in the making of clothing, such as the death of 1,138 garment workers when the Rana Plaza factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 24, 2013. Fashion Revolution aims to bring awareness to these injustices by highlighting the hands and faces of those behind the things we wear. Fashion: Labour intensive modern slavery Fashion is one of the most labour-intensive industries, directly employing at least 60 million people. Handicraft artisan production is the second largest employer across the Global South. India counts some 34 million handicraft … [Read more...] about Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help now
With the exception of your jewellery, and maybe a veil if you're wearing one, your wedding shoes will most likely be the standout accessory in your bridal trousseau. But with so many designs out there, how to choose the perfect pair? Comfort is crucial, especially if you plan to wear the same shoes from the ‘I dos’ to the dance floor. A regular heel-wearer? You’ll be spoiled for choice with the number of statement stiletto styles on offer. But if you’re not used to wearing heels, you may want to look to block heel designs, and there are some stunning wedding-worthy ones of those out there too. Whether you dare to wear a contrasting colour or opt to keep things traditional in white or ivory, our edit has something to suit. From high street to high end, here are the best bridal shoes to walk down the aisle in. Jimmy Choo ARI Best for: marrying Prince Charming Inspired by the world-famous fairy tale, Jimmy Choo’s Swarovski encrusted pumps brings … [Read more...] about From traditional to modern classics, these are the best bridal shoes
PUBLISHED: 20:00 10 April 2019 Lynne Mortimer Lorraine Kelly looking glamorous at the ITV Gala at the London Palladium in 2016. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire PA At what age do women have to stop buying clothes in Topshop? ITV star Lorraine Kelly, who celebrates her 60th birthday in November, says its fine to shop where the teenagers go - she does. Emma Thompson - born the same year as Lorraine Kelly and just as gorgeous... would she buy clothes at Topshop? Picture: Ian West/PA ArchiveYou know what it’s like when you’re a size 16 and you go into a designer clothes store and they don’t sell clothes over a size 14.That’s me, by the way.I take the view that if I’m too big to shop there, they should narrow their doorways to keep me out. This would save the embarrassment of having to pretend you went in to look at the earrings and handbags... when you actually had your eye on a nice little top - little being the operative word.A lot of … [Read more...] about Is it okay to be older and shop in teen fashion stores?
Rory McIlroy finally buried his Sunday demons and achieved his first win in more than a year. And it meant that Sandy Lyle at last has a United Kingdom countryman for company on the coveted Players Championship trophy. It was anything but straightforward for McIlroy, who double-bogeyed the fourth to spiral out of the lead and then bogeyed the seventh as well. At that stage, it seemed his recent final-round failings were going to have yet another “close, but….” entry. McIlroy came into the year’s biggest golfing week so far with five top-sixes to his name in the six events he had played in 2019, and although that was an astonishing run of consistency he had been presented with chances to win in each of these events, but fallen short. Yet this time, the 29-year-old refused to accept defeat and with five birdies in his last 10 holes, he shot a 70 for a 16-under total to beat last year’s US Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk by a shot. Furyk, the evergreen … [Read more...] about Rory McIlroy silences the critics with superb Players Championship triumph