Be Stylish, do the shopping and help charity – all in a days work for the modern woman

We know multi-tasking is an easy enough thing for any woman to do but Cath Kidston is making it even easier for us to do it in style.

At Tesco you can buy a Cath Kidston bag for just £3.50 which will hold all your shopping (much nicer than those nasty plastic bags) and 50p from each bag is being donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care (with neither Tesco nor Cath Kidston profiting from the sale of this bag! – Bravo).

Woman all over the country are embracing the re-usable shopping bags – the first two designs in Cath Kidston’s stunning range of collectables have sold over 100,000 in the first week, raising £50,640 so far for Marie Curie Cancer Care, Tesco Charity of the Year.

Tesco are well on track to raising their overall target of £250, 000 for the charity, as four more classic prints are due to hit the shelves over the next six-months meaning all fashionista’s will be hitting the supermarket to grab these collectables while they can.

This bag is the first time that a major retailer has combined a designer name, a charity cause, with a pioneering new technology. The fabric of the bags is made entirely of recycled plastic (PET) bottles and are available exclusively in larger Tesco stores, across the UK, from early July. The Unique Selling Point of the bag, from an ecological point of view, is that it is made of a waste material, therefore diverting waste from landfill and avoiding the extraction and processing of raw materials.

Who said fashion was fickle?


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Ted Baker has launched their new Bodywear Range!

“From lip glosses to body souffle and body sprays to body scrubs, Ted has it sorTED”

Ted Baker has just launched their new Bodywear Range for women. Due in store by the end of the month, you can expect a magical blend of zesty bergamot and tangerine with the scent of lychee, peach and plum – and just a hint of mysterious vetiver! Sounds sexy doesn’t it!!

Keep an eye out for it in your local Boots store! Prices start at a mere £4.95.

For any further information call 0800 0838416

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Fashion Show at The Bullring

Bullring Birmingham’s latest edition is none other than a Cruise Ship. The city may be furthest from the coast than any other in England but over the summer shoppers will be given permission to hop on board for an array of events – the first of which, a fashion show, kicked off yesterday.

Male and female models paraded up the 48ft decking on-board Bullring’s Britannia Cruise Ship demonstrating the key trends and must-have items for summer 2008 from All Saints, Miss Selfridge, Diesel, Firetrap, Lipsy, G-Star, Ted Baker.   The event culminated in free make-overs for visitors to Britannia from the expert team at MAC.

Celebrating the best of Britain, Britannia will be open to the public seven days a week for 13 weeks with different events taking place every Wednesday.

18th  June – Karaoke Competition
18.00  – 21.00 – HMV and Galaxy host a  karaoke evening, with prizes for the best performances.
Cruise Card holders only*

25th  June – Mr  Sexy Legs competition
12.00  – 15.00
Bullring will be  searching for the sexiest legs in Birmingham.   With prizes courtesy of A|X Armani Exchange.

2nd  July – Britain  Rocks Party (day 12.00 – 15.00 and night 18.00 – 21.00)
Day- Music based Wii  games- Open to all
Night- Live bands and Galaxy Anthems
– Cruise Card holders only

23rd  July – Schools  Out!
12.00  – 15.00
Celebrate the summer holidays and the start of some fantastic children’s activities here at the centre. Meet Britannia Bullring’s entertainers who will be on board the ship every Wednesday  to entertain the little ones.

30th  July – Pizza  Master classes
12.00  – 15.00
Pizza Express are on board this week, to demonstrate  how to make the perfect pizza. With special offers for shoppers and free  pizza!

6th August – Selfridges Summer Fashion 12.00 – 15.00
Selfridges, Bullring’s most  desirable retailer, will be showcasing some of this season’s must haves  for mums, dads and kids alike. Head to Britannia Bullring for your chance to  win a makeover with a Selfridges’ personal stylist.

20th  August – Birmingham Royal Ballet  aboard Bullring Britannia 12.00 – 15.00
In preparation for Beauty and the Beast, the ballet, coming to Birmingham,  the Royal Ballet team step aboard Britannia Bullring for a day of ballet related  fun. Including costumes from the show, dance workshops, and your chance to  win tickets to the show.

27th  August – Generation  Game with Debenhams prizes
12.00  – 15.00
Families battle it out in this traditional British game show, for their chance to win a holiday and a selection of  goodies. Head to the centre for your chance to win in a series of random  prize draws.

4th  September – 5th  Birthday Party
1920’s themed  birthday party – invite only.

For more information visit

*Collect your Bullring Britannia CRUISE CARD free of charge from a deckhand in St Martin’s Square.  The Cruise Card provides access to exclusive events and entitles the holder to tons of offers at Bullring over the summer.

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Max Factor Colour Collections Lipsticks

Whether your skin is fair, medium or dark the new Max Factor Colour Collections Lipsticks comes in a range of  beautiful shades to complement every skin tone. From the subtle Angel pink to the daring and gorgeous Intensely Red.  Choose from a range of moisturising, lasting, skin-flattering shades selected by top fashion make-up artist Pat McGrath.

Availabe nationwide

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Nars Velvet matt lip pencil

The Velvet matt lip pencil from Nars has the convenience of a pencil with the application of a lipstick in a jumbo-size crayon design. The long lasting yet non-drying formula is enriched with special emollients for a creamy texture, while a combination of unique silicones ensures long-lasting, velvety colour.

Velvet matt lip pencil- Roman Holiday
Available from Selfridges & Harvey Nicholls

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Boss Pure is the new male fragrance from Hugo Boss. The fragrance is inspired by the power of water and blended with Mediterranean citrus and enhanced with juicy fig like notes, the heart of the fragrance has notes of lily of the valley and hyacinth. The bottle design is very stylish and modern combining glass and metal. Boss Pure is a subtle, fresh and sophisticated masculine scent.

Eau de Toilette 75ml £45.00
Available Nationwide

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All Good Things Come in Small Packages

Having conquered Turkey, Australia, Canada and the USA, T-Box has set it’s sights on the UK. T-Box is the ultimate fashion range designed for the ‘buy fast, consume fast’ culture. T-Box provides fun, funky fashion that can be ‘consumed’ anywhere – the clothes come in fun packages in innovative designs such as dresses compressed into smoothie cups and t-shirts compacted into ice lollies, ice-cream cones and hearts.

The range features simple but essential items – t-shirts, tunics and tank tops. The big trends of the summer are also reflected in the neon colours of the tees and tanks, and dresses and tops have a romantic edge with softened edges and floral patterns.

The U.K. webstite launches June 1st at

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