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The new ombre, body positivity Rihanna style, plus meet the loneliness chef

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The new style you need to know about
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The new style you need to know about

It’s autumn, which means it’s time to switch up your hair (any excuse!). And Olivia Palermo’s new ’do is giving us all the feels. Welcome the rise of S’ombre (AKA subtle ombre): it’s super- flattering and a chic update on the usual ombre. We’ve also spied Selena Gomez rocking the trend with her  hairstylist Marissa Marino revealing her fresh new colour on Instagram. We want those curly caramel strands. Right. About. Now.

 

Body confidence a la RiRi
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Body confidence a la RiRi

It’s not often an underwear catwalk show makes you feel body confident, but that’s exactly what happened when Rihanna threw her first show for her lingerie brand, which is part of her ever-growing Fenty empire. Of course, there were A-list celebs galore in attendance, but the focus was on the choice of models strutting their stuff. There were women of every shape, size, ethnicity and identity.  Bravo, Rihanna, bravo.

Bonjour to the Frenchie
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Bonjour to the Frenchie

The SS20 fashion shows have just come to an end, which means that analysing the hottest beauty trends is about to begin. But when it came to nail trends, there was a rather retro surprise on the Prabal Gurung catwalk: the return of the classic French manicure. Yes, we mean a soft pink base with an obviously white tip. Get your French mani on with KISS Brush-On Gel Nail Kit

New mum? Download this
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New mum? Download this

If you’ve just had a bub, install The Night Feed app, pronto (get it on the App Store or Google Play ). Launched by model and influencer Ruth Crilly (the woman behind the blog, A Model Recommends), it’s for anyone on the night-feed circuit who fancies being entertained, engaged and, frankly, kept awake until your baby has its fill. Among the baby chat, there’s fun beauty, fashion and lifestyle content, as well as film and book reviews. Makes being up in the wee hours feel way less isolating.

 

If you feel lonely, this might help
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If you feel lonely, this might help

We love this story: flat-sharing website SpareRoom.co.uk has joined forces with the Campaign To End Loneliness to appoint a National Loneliness Chef, the award-winning cooking guru and mental health ambassador Andrew Clarke. Why? A SpareRoom survey found that 33% of millennials are eating alone. Shame the results also showed that eating with others can lift mood. So, to encourage more social bonding at mealtimes to help improve happiness, Andrew has created a free Food To Share book (we quite fancy the One Pan Roast Chicken, Orange and Olives). He said: ‘I hope people will bond over preparing, cooking and eating this food together, and [it will] ultimately help those feeling lonely.’