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See, do, read, check out: what to do this weekend

Interview talks to Cara Delevingne (in case the sexy photoshoot wasn’t enough), research confirms that the internet has made us all narcissistic (we knew it but were just too busy taking #selfies to care), and one well-known author confesses he became more addicted to buying Gucci than most shoe-loving women. That’s all in our reading round-up, while we’ve also got some other cool blogs, articles,…

Men’s spring trend: the 5 parka looks you need to know

The spring / summer weather is often a bitch of a thing, giving you a tan one day and leaving you soaked the next. So how does a guy cope with the question of outerwear that fits the season? For 2012, turns out that the humble parka is the answer. But not just any parka. Read on to find out the 5 outerwear cuts you need to know about this season.

The mod bob

The 60s might be long gone, but that's not to say that its Mod vibes are any less alluring. With the 1960s very much a part of the fashion scene again, our attention turns to the hairstyles and haircuts that not only have overtones of the decade, but also romanticise it. And romantic is precisely what the Mod bob is. Read on to find out more and be taken through the how-to guide.
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Arizona Muse & Daphne Groeneveld: Self Service, issue 35
Arizona Muse & Daphne Groeneveld: Self Service, issue 35
Arizona Muse & Daphne Groeneveld: Self Service, issue 35
Arizona Muse & Daphne Groeneveld: Self Service, issue 35
Arizona Muse & Daphne Groeneveld: Self Service, issue 35
Arizona Muse & Daphne Groeneveld: Self Service, issue 35
Arizona Muse & Daphne Groeneveld: Self Service, issue 35
Arizona Muse & Daphne Groeneveld: Self Service, issue 35

Beauty trend: the London Look

Winged eyeliner, fluttery eyelashes, nude lipsticks, divisive hair-dos and Twiggy; it was called Swinging Sixties for a reason. Now, as the flirtatious graphics and feminine silhouettes of the sixties have baited numerous designers’ upcoming collections for Spring 2012, so too does the 'London look' of the mod 60s make a return to our beauty routines. After the break, continue reading to find out why this era’s look gained fame, how certain British brands are interpreting it, and golden how-to tips for 2012.

Saving the sea with a yellow submarine

It flirts in the realms of the surreal, it’s quirky enough to make you smile yet wearable enough to tempt you, it’s entertaining to gaze upon and it’s all directed at a cause. If The Rodnik Band’s spring 2012 collection were a stage show, it would be a veritable pop spectacular. Walking a line between art and fashion has always a pastime for designer Philip…

A twiggy Abbey Lee

All those elements of mod 60s fashion we predicted to return are rolling in thick and fast. Rounded peter pan collars? Exaggerated false eyelashes? Tunics and brightly coloured frock coats? Yes to all, plus we can add a modern update on go-go boots to the growing list. The addition of oversized accessories to this shoot not only make Abbey Lee Kershaw look like she’s living…
Abbey Lee Kershaw: i-D F/W '11
Abbey Lee Kershaw: i-D F/W '11
Abbey Lee Kershaw: i-D F/W '11
Abbey Lee Kershaw: i-D F/W '11
Abbey Lee Kershaw: i-D F/W '11
Abbey Lee Kershaw: i-D F/W '11
Abbey Lee Kershaw: i-D F/W '11

Swinging schoolgirl chic

Have you been picking up those vintage pieces that are ripe for the 60s revival? This girl has. Very successfully so. And although it’s an original 60s piece her drop-waisted tunic dovetails neatly into the 20s inspirations that are also resurging in 2011. With navy tights it could all get a little too schoolgirl – but a pair of high-heeled shiny green oxfords fixes that.

Sixties London meets modern day

Given we were only just remarking upon 60s fashion as one of 3 styles to invest in the next time you do a spot of vintage shopping, it seemed diligent to bring you some more styling inspiration from the era. With swinging sixties stamped all over it, only mingled with a little modern rock-chic, Viktor Vauthier‘s shoot for TANK magazine has precisely that on offer.
Edie Campbell: TANK S' 11
Edie Campbell: TANK S' 11
Edie Campbell: TANK S' 11
Edie Campbell: TANK S' 11
Edie Campbell: TANK S' 11
Edie Campbell: TANK S' 11
Edie Campbell: TANK S' 11
Edie Campbell: TANK S' 11

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