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    10 Amazing Things To Do This Autumn

          We all need 10 Amazing things to do this autumn. So, we've teamed with events company, DesignMyNight, to give 10 reasons to look forward to October. And, they all happen to come with some serious photo ops. Get your Insta camera ready. Spend the chillier months getting dressed up for mind-blowing immersive feasts, partying in museums and drinking never-before...

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    Watch the Alesha Dixon Campaign Video!

    Introducing our brilliant new campaign video for Alesha Dixon’s first ever fashion collection!...

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    2016: New Year, New Bars

    It’s the start of another year, ladies. That means it’s time to revamp your wardrobe and your habits. Step away from your usual hangouts and get yourself down to these new venues for a bit of fresh faced dining and drinking....

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    DesignMyNight.com's best events for Valentine's

    Valentine’s can be a day that many singletons dread and loved up ladies pray for, but this year Designmynight.com have provided us with the UK’s best and boldest events to ensure you all enjoy the 14th of February regardless of relationship status. And of course, to ensure you're dressed to kill, we've provided all the Valentine's outfit inspiration you need......

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    New year, new bars: DesignMyNight's top five bars for 2015

    We're all guilty of swearing to change our lives once the New Year comes knocking and the majority of the goals we set are bursting with discipline. Instead of making your 2015 a living hell why not make a resolution to ditch your regular haunts to discover new ones. Party protagonists Designmynight.com have provided us with London’s top five new venues and they couldn’t look any more appealing!...

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    Your ultimate New Year's Eve Party Guide

      ‘Baby it’s cold outside’ will be booming from every radio station and playlist come New Year’s Eve, but nothing will persuade us to stay at home, isn’t that right ladies? With six days to prepare yourselves before you put on a fabulous dress, there's plenty of time to wind-down and de-bloat from your calorie rich Christmas dinner. In light of this joyous occasion, party pr...

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    Feeling Feminine: An interview with presenter and blogger Electra Formosa

    Blogger, presenter, stylist and fashionista, there seem to be no end to the many talents of the gorgeous Electra Formosa! She's been in the fashion industry for nearly ten years and during that time has presented for the Disney Channel, styled for Channel 4 shows and now lives the American dream in LA blogging her way through beautiful clothes and creating fabulous style videos. Her style is undoubtedly gir...

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    Your November party guide: Christmas parties and festive frolics

    It's surely everyone's favourite time of year... time to don your finest gowns, get dressed up for the the festive frolics ahead and drink Champagne and dance on the tables! Not got anywhere planned yet? Well worry not because we've teamed up with party insiders DesignMyNight.com for a head-start on Christmas so you'll know where to go and what to wear this month......

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    Get glamorous for Ladies Day with our Race Day Calendar

    Aintree and Ascot may be the most famous, but there are a host of equally fun and fabulous Races happening all around the country, each with their own personality and style. A great excuse to dress up and enjoy the British weather, here are Team LBD’s guide on where to go, and what to wear....

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    Little Black Book: St Tropez tanning guru Jules Heptonstall

    It's the time of the year when a tan is de rigueur, and so we spoke to the very lovely and very very knowledgable Jules Heptonstall, St Tropez's very own celebrity tanner, to find out the tricks of the trade when it comes to getting an A-list worthy tan. Find out absolutely everything with Jules' tips for applying, taking off and all those weird tan myths set straight, here. But first off, who is this tanni...

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    Happy 40th Victoria Beckham! We look at the fashion icon's best LBD moments

    The A-list's favourite fashion designer turns 40 next week, and it's safe to say that the never-smiling yet hugely popular Victoria Beckham has achieved more than most in her four decades. She started out as a member of a world dominating girl-band in the 90s, and like a butterfly she has transformed into a beautifully stylish and highly coveted fashion designer. Although she may have turned her multi-million p...

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    The LBD inspires Fiat 500

    We knew the little black dress was inspiring and probably one of the most popular styles ever, but it seems it has even encouraged the latest Fiat 500 design! The chic Italian car maker has partnered up with French Perfumers Guerlain to create a limited edition Fiat 500, named La Petite Robe Noire (the little black dress). Limited to just 250 units in France only, it is truly designed for the sophisticate...

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    Designmynight.com's best London NYE parties

    New Year’s Eve is nearly here... and to get you in the mood, we've asked our party-privvy friends at Designmynight.com to reveal their top spots for a seriously good night welcoming 2014 in style. From chic city clubs and luxurious bars to the best fireworks in town, here's where you'll want to be celebrating in the capital this New Year's Eve. Of course, a brilliant night just wouldn't be the same wi...

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    Top five London Fashion Week bars

    We've paired up with www.designmynight.com, the UK’s fabulous top nightlife website to reveal the inside scoop on the hottest new party trends and best LBD-worthy bars and clubs throughout the country, every month. This month, with London Fashion Week fast approaching, the City is going to be awash with some of the hottest totty before we know it, and you can bet they’ll all be impeccably, and in som...

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    Club to Catwalk: Fashion in the 80s at the V&A

    Excitement is in the air at the Team LBD office this week as the Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s exhibition has launched at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Unlike previous 1980s exhibitions that have commemorated the legwarmers, shoulder-pads and leotards of the decade, Club to Catwalk is tightly focused on the underground subcultures that blossomed in the big smoke of London. The exhibiti...

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    On the town: Team LBD's top five alfresco hotspots

    If you’re anything like Team LBD, you can’t imagine anything worse than being all dressed up with nowhere to go. With this in mind, the beautiful sunshine has inspired us to compile a list of our top five alfresco hotspots to wear your little black dress to this weekend. Read on for Team LBD's insiders' guide to giving your LBD the outing it deserves! The Jam Tree, Chelsea 541 Kings Road, Chelsea, ...

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    Party like it's 1920: The best Great Gatsby parties

    With the release of the latest adaptation of 1920s classic The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, flapper fever is taking the world by storm! Let your wardrobe be inspired by the decadent dresses and accessories of the 1920s, while letting your feather adorned hair down at one of the best Jazz Age parties taking place in the capital. Here is Team LBD's pick of the best... The Candl...

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    Keira Knightley stars as LBD legend Coco Chanel

    Keira Knightley, the face of Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle fragrance, is set to star as legendary fashion designer Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel in a short film to be released tomorrow (May 8th). Celebrating the brand's 100th anniversary, the mini-film Once Upon a Time... is set in 1913 in the French seaside town of Deauville, home of the first ever Chanel boutique. Chanel's Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld is even tu...

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    BarChick's best LFW bars

    Whether you're a born and bred Londoner or a fashionista flirting with the capital for Fashion Week it pays to know the hottest after-party haunts (and the dresses you need to visit them in, of course). And here they are, courtesy of the coolest chick on the bar-block, Suzie Dowty of BarChick, the online guide to the coolest hangouts and chicest champagne bars across the country... WHAT Qui Qu...

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    Simon Difford's Christmas cocktail tips

    No sophisticated soiree would be complete without the drinks and when throwing the cocktail party to end all cocktail parties who better to enlist than Simon Difford, founder of Diffords the ultimate online guide for the discerning cocktail drinker and owner of his own bar, located at his house in South London! Here Simon shares his top drinks tips for the Ultimate Party... 1. Keep things simple &nd...

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    Film and fashion join forces at the V&A

    Fashion and film lovers unite as the largest collection of film costumes ever shows at the V&A in the Hollywood Costume exhibition... The V&A exhibit will feature the most iconic and recognisable costumes from films past, with some pieces dating as far back as 1912. Dresses worn by screen (and LBD) idols Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe will sit side by side with more recent additions such as Kat...

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    Shaken, not stirred: the Vesper Martini

    This week the hugely anticipated James Bond film Skyfall is released meaning Bond fever is taking over at Team LBD. And whilst we're pretty adept at picking a slinky black dress for any occasion, we needed a little guidance when it came to our drink. So who better to ask for a drink to match our Bond girl look than Simon Difford of To make the Vesper Martini you will need: 3 shots of ...

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    Shop while you sip, cocktail making masterclasses and more in Seven Dials

    Team LBD have been out in force during London Cocktail Week trying out the best cocktails, conjuring up our own concoctions and attending the chicest parties (all in the name of work you'll understand) and we've found the finest of them all for you. So slip in to to your slinkiest cocktail dress (we've got loads here) and pencil these fantastic cocktail cool things to try, taste and do this London Cock...

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    London Cocktail Week's best drinking dens

    Get involved and get drinking because all week cocktails across our beautiful capital city are just £4 as London Cocktail Week takes over. Here Team LBD talk to Suzie Dowty of Barchick, the online guide to the coolest hangouts and chicest champagne bars across the country, to find out her favourite participating bars. KETTNER'S  What: Gorgeously glamorous, Kettner’s is undoubtedly one of Londo...

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    Cocktail O'Clock: drink recipes for London Cocktail Week

    It's London Cocktail Week. The capital city is alive with cocktail classes, drinks tours and exclusive alcohol combinations from your favourite bars and some exciting new ones- you'd be mad not to get involved. Simply register for a £4 wristband online here and gain access to enjoy the week long festival. Not in London? Well, there's no need to miss out with Team LBD's top cocktail recipe picks f...

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    Which cocktail are you?

    London Cocktail Week starts next week and it's got Team LBD talking about our signature drinks. The drink you sip and the dress you wear say a lot about you. Take a look at Team LBD's oh-so scientific* analysis of which cocktail you are and what you should be wearing... *Not really! Sex on the Beach If you love nothing more than a flirty, flippy skirted LBD and showing off your best assets to all the bo...

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    Blooming lovely Gin!

    To celebrate London Cocktail week we've teamed up with BLOOM London Dry Gin to make the ultimate LBD accessory: the LBD cocktail. Inspired by the classic aromas of England’s world-renowned country gardens and wildflower fields, BLOOM London Dry Gin is enriched by the natural botanicals of the British countryside, including honeysuckle, chamomile and pomelo, to create a delicate and floral gin... mmmm, deli...

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    The most fashionable bars to visit during LFW

    Whether you're a born and bred Londoner or a fashionista flirting with the capital for Fashion Week, here are the hottest haunts you need to visit (in your LBD, of course!) courtesy of the coolest chicks on the bar-block, BarChick... Barts What: Hidden within a block of portered flats in Chelsea lies this wicked bar. Ring the bell and stick the hot chicks at the front to ensure admission, et voila - welcom...

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    FREE Utterly Elegant exhibition at the V&A TONIGHT!

    With London playing host to the Olympics Games (and a few cheeky gold medals already behind us!) there’s never been a better time to celebrate the true brilliance of Britain. But, forever a dedicator to all things fashion, it’s not just Team GB we’re getting excited about here in the Team LBD office. Because news just in, as part of the spectacular Exhibition Roadshow, (a FREE 9 day festival of...

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    Party time in London’s fabulous Pleasure Gardens

    For all you LBD party animals who are feeling the absence of Glastonbury this year, don’t fret, because you can still indulge in a spot of Glasto-style fun at Bloc Weekend, a two-day arts and audio extravaganza taking place this coming weekend. The venue chosen for this electro-dance party is no other than east London’s brand new Pleasure Gardens, a mind-blowing 20-acre waterside arts and entertainm...

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    Meet Team LBD's Wedding Fairy

    The face of this year's National Wedding Day (yes, such a day does exist), presenter of Wedding TV, columnist for The Party Times, reporter for The Alan Titchmarsh show and TLC America and lover of all things glitz and glamour, The Wedding Fairy is the UK's undisputed number one when it comes to The Big Day. And we're thrilled to announce that he's also joining Team LBD as our new wedding fashion ...

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    Little Black Jacket

    In fashion land it may be the little black dress that is a world renowned, iconic item and one that will be found in every girl's wardrobe, but for the likes of Karl Lagerfeld who has designed for Fendi, Chloe and Chanel, and Carine Roitfeld who was the editor-in-chief at Vogue Paris for ten years, the little black jacket is close behind in the fashion must-have stakes. Now in honour of Chane...

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    Ballgowns at the V&A

    From spring 2012 the Victoria & Albert Museum in London celebrates the opening of the newly renovated Fashion galleries with an exhibition of beautiful ballgowns, red carpet evening dresses and catwalk couture. Displayed over two floors, Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 will feature more than sixty dresses designed for royal balls, state occasions and red carpet premieres. Giles Deacon, Spri...

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    The world's best cocktails...

    To celebrate Team LBD's new partnership with luxury vodka brand Snow Queen, each week we'll be bringing you some exclusive, mouth-watering recipes from the world's top cocktail makers. This week Gina Chersevani at Rasika Restaurant from Washington DC share the recipe for the Spicy Queen... Remember you can still enter our competition to WIN a bottle of Snow Queen vodka and shaker set worth £40 h...

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    Hollywood icons at the London Film Museum

    Magnum On Set at the London Film Museum Hollywood has always been seen as the place of extravagance, glamour, and fun. Where else but Hollywood would you find an actress like Gloria Swanson bathing in a solid gold bath, and where else could you have seen icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor recite their first lines. Now thanks to the London Film Museum a touch of Hollywood glamour has made its way...

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    Step into Annie Lennox's wardrobe at The Lowry

    Not just an innovator in music but also in style, Annie Lennox is about to show the North of the country just why she is as much known for her extravagant outfit choices as she is for those much devoured vocals. The iconic female singer, whose career spans over the past forty years is putting her life in costume proudly on display this spring as the touring House of Annie art exhibition makes its way...

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    Princess Diana's LBD goes on show at Kensington Palace

    Few people have had as much impact on fashion as the royals. And few royals have had as much of an impact on fashion as Princess Diana... Now Kensington Palace, the home of the late Princess for 16 years, is re-opening its doors and Diana's wardrobe to the world after a £12 million revamp. The covetable collection, Diana: Glimpses Of A Modern Princess, will feature dresses, fashion illustrations an...

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    The Little Black Dress exhibition at Tullie House, Carlisle

    In 1926 Coco Chanel created the 'Ford', the first definitive Little Black Dress, but it certainly wasn't the first and won't be the last of what we have affectionately come to know as the LBD. The Little Black Dress exhibition at Tullie House, Carlisle, is a visual and interactive map of the LBD from the actual first – Queen Victoria's extravagant and tulle covered mourning dress – to the ...

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    Save the date: Alberta Ferretti fashion show live streaming!

    Don't miss out on tonight's (Friday 13th January, 6pm) live stream of Alberta Ferretti's Limited Edition fashion show. Alberta Ferretti has long been a name synonymous with romantic fabrics, ladylike shapes and goddess inspired gowns. Ferretti is a favourite with the best of the fashion elite as well as the world's most stylish celebrities including Uma Thurman and Sarah Jessica Parker. Her designs focus on fem...

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    Will you be joining Karl's Kult?

    Karl Lagerfeld is set to reveal his latest collection exclusively on Net-a-Porter in January next year, but the online luxury retailer is holding his pieces captive until you, his loyal fans, join Karl's Kult and hunt them down! Mr Lagerfeld has never been one to do things by halves – last time we posted about the design guru he'd just showcased his Spring/Summer 2012 collection which featured models in ...

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    Make merry this party season with the cool new Christmapolitan!

    The long cold nights are drawing in and party season is upon us. And what better way to celebrate having found the perfect party LBD (if you haven't, fear not, we've got some great pieces here), than with the festive and fruity Christmapolitan. This cocktail is a classic Cosmopolitan with a seasonal twist of Amaretto and has been designed for Little Black Dress by the UK's leading mixologist Simon Difford of ww...

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    Charles Worthington reveals his top tips for Christmas party tresses

    We caught up with stylist-to-the-stars Charles Worthington to find out which hair-dos will be making waves this party season. THE TEXTURED HIVE 'This gutsy, strong and unapologetic beehive is a favourite of Cheryl Cole,' says Charles. 'It's all about height – the bigger the better! Backcombed roots that have been root-crimped will give double the volume to ensure the beehive stays up all night.  ...

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    Want to go to Elton John's fabulous party of the year? Here's how...

    Need an excuse to wear your most decadent LBD and rub shoulders with the stars? Well, now's your chance! This year's Grey Goose Winter Ball is taking place on 29 October, a spectacular and sophisticated event at Battersea Park in London. Plus you'll be doing your bit for charity, with funds going to Elton John AIDS Foundation. The star-studded evening takes place on 29th October and will feature luxury auctions...

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    The LBD Cocktail

    It's London Cocktail Week, seven days of fabulous parties and events taking place at over 200 of the capital's best bars and drinking dens. To celebrate, Team LBD has asked master of mixologists Simon Difford (founder of LCW and owner of modern drinks bible diffordsguide.com) to create our very own Little Black Dress cocktail. Do try this at home! Ingredients 20 blueberries 2 shots Bacardi rum* ½ shot ...

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    New Little Black Jacket exhibition

    Is there a male equivalent to the little black dress? An item of clothing that men have a true affinity with? Something that makes them feel sexy, stylish, special? We mulled this over in the LBD offices and concluded that the only thing that comes remotely close is the classic tuxedo. With its connotations of sophisticated cool, the tux is one the most quintessentially British and culturally iconic pieces of c...

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    The icon behind the dress - Kate Middleton

    Selected as one of the ‘Most influential People in the World’ by Time Magazine in 2012 and number one on Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed lists in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Kate Middleton is definitely worthy of the title Style Icon. Her impact on British and American fashion has even been given its own term - the ‘Kate Middleton effect’. The Royal Wedding, back in 2011, created a globa...

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    The Little Black Dress Exhibition in Paris

    The classic black staple in every woman’s wardrobe makes its way out of the closet and onto the elegant display of the Little Black Dress Exhibition at the Mona Bismarck American Center for art and culture in Paris. Inaugurated by The SCAD Museum of Art, curated by André Leon Talley, and sponsored by MAC Cosmetics, Little Black Dress travels through time to study the transformation of the single gar...

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    Spicy Queen

    You will need: 1.7 fl.oz/50ml Snow Queen Kashmiri chilli & Star Anise infusion 0.5 fl.oz/15ml Cointreau Dash of pomegranate juice Dash of egg white Dash of fresh lime Dash of lemon juice Dash of gomme sugar syrup To make your super Spicy Queen: Put the chilli and star anise in a bottle of Snow Queen and leave for a week at room temperature. Add all the ingredients in a Boston shaker with a handful of ...

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    White Cosmopolitan

    You will need: 1.7 fl.oz/50ml Snow Queen Vodka 0.85 fl.oz/25ml Saint Germain Elderflower liqueur 0.42 fl.oz/12.5ml Lime juice 0.85 fl.oz/25ml White cranberry juice 1 edible flower To make your wonderful White Cosmo: Put all the ingredients into a Boston shaker with a handful of ice cubes. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain and serve in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the edible flower. Serves o...