Fashion

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Keep it Rio

With the 31st Olympic Games just days away, all eyes are on Rio de Janeiro, but you don't have to travel all the way to Brazil to capture the colourful style of the seaside city.

Water babes

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Remember last summer when that Protein World billboard featuring a skinny, toned and tanned model, asking 'Are you beach body ready?', went viral?

Nifty picks for rad dads

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Previously overshadowed by the attention-grabbing womenswear events, the men's fashion weeks, which take place in January and June, are going from strength to strength - with more designers showing every season, and garnering more column inches, tweets and celebrity attendees in the process.

Be a fashion frill-seeker

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Easily the prettiest component of the 'more is more' mood that characterises SS16 is the return of all things ruffled, from Proenza Schouler and Oscar De La Renta's flamenco layers, to the delicate frills at Lanvin and Alexander McQueen.

Stripe for the picking

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Forget florals. Stop with the spots. This season, the only print you need is of the linear variety.

Wedding clashers

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When it comes to getting dressed up for a wedding, there are so many 'rules' to follow that most end up being a sea of men in boring grey suits and women in humdrum floral frocks.

Bright and breezy

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Been dreaming of casting aside your winter woollens and frolicking bare-legged ever since the spring/summer designer shows, way back in September last year?

Spring's dreamiest denim

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As resilient trend-wise as the fabric itself, denim never really goes out of style, and it's put in a particularly strong showing this season.

Nicely Dunn

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Early one grey Tuesday morning, a fleet of stylists, make-up artists and publicists is milling about in the hallway of a plush hotel suite overlooking London's busy Strand.

Join the pyjama party

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Talk of 'day to night' dressing is endless in fashion, but for spring, designers were working in reverse, bringing sleepwear into the waking hours.

Which Nineties girl are you?

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Sound the alarm: we've officially hit Peak Nineties, as the trend that's been championed by bloggers and street style stars over the last few years has spilled over into the spring collections, embraced by designers in all four fashion capitals.

Spring trends are in the bag

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The easiest way to swing into spring fashion? With an eye-catching bag, a carefully chosen piece to anchor your new season outfits.

Spring in their step

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Spring has sprung and it's finally time to freshen up fashion and embrace the new season trends.

Reach for the stars

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It's a decidedly First World problem: should actresses stick with what they know and love on the red carpet and risk being labelled boring, or try something daring but face the threat of landing themselves in that seventh circle of fashion hell, the Worst Dressed List?

Grande's designs

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Ariana Grande is nothing if not consistent. Since her debut album Yours Truly in 2013, the 22-year-old has had a string of top 10 singles on both sides of the Atlantic, after successfully segueing from a teen TV career (on Nickleodeon show Victorious and spin off Sam & Cat) to music world domination.

Ready, set, goth

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Renowned as the most envelope-pushing of the four international fashion weeks, London often throws up a ragtag bag of trends to sift through.

Fashion's spring fling

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Sometimes a new fashion season sees trends nudged gently along from six months previously, but not this time: SS16 is nothing short of an overhaul.

Playing with layers

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If there's one thing the bloggers, vloggers and other peacocks that parade outside fashion week venues do well, it's layering.

What lies beneath...

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Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year, so why not celebrate with a cosy night in rather than a big night out - which, let's face it, will probably be plagued with heart-shaped plates and overpriced pink cocktails.