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Another Aussie fashion label goes bust

<p>Yet another Australian fashion retailer has bitten the dust, joining the likes of Diana Ferrari, Maggie T, Oroton, and David Lawrence.</p> <p>After 76 years, men’s fashion chain Roger David has gone into administration, its collapse because of competition from online and international retailers, reports<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/rogers-david-goes-into-administration/news-story/e8f278b7030938c6e2b039cf63e99f97" target="_blank">news.com.au</a></em>.</p> <p>It is now in the hands of administrators KordaMentha.</p> <p>“Despite the directors’ best efforts with the business, it simply could not compete with the influx of multinational retailers and the rapid, global evolution of online shopping,” Roger David directors said in a statement yesterday.</p> <p>“Thank you also to Roger David’s loyal customers who have been on a journey with Roger David since we opened our doors,” said the directors.</p> <p>“Like you, we are heartbroken but forever grateful to have served generations of your family since 1942.”</p> <p>KordaMentha administrator Craig Shepard said that, "Roger David, like many other fashion retailers, has been buffeted by global competition, stagnant sales and rising fixed costs," according to<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/heartbroken-roger-david-collapses-into-administration-20181018-p50adk.html" target="_blank">The Sydney Morning Herald</a></em>. "The company has been exploring all options, including a sale of the business, but has been unable to find an alternative to administration."</p> <p>“The competition in the market, the internationals and in general online, it has just got tougher and tougher."</p> <p>Roger David had already closed over half of its stores, downsizing from 135 to 57 locations, and the administrators announced that a closing down sale would begin immediately. Shepard said gift cards for the brand would be honoured for a month.</p> <p>The chain, which employs over 300 staff, is due to operate throughout the Christmas shopping season.</p>

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Duchess Meghan’s heartfelt tribute to Princess Diana after pregnancy announcement

<p>Yesterday, the Royal Family announced the exciting news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child.</p> <p>Following the happy news, Meghan has made a sweet tribute to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, as she welcomes in her next chapter with Prince Harry.</p> <p>To kickstart her first day of royal engagements with Harry for their tour Down Under, Meghan wore one of Princess Diana’s much-loved jewellery pieces.</p> <p>The 37-year-old former actress was spotted wearing Diana’s butterfly earrings and matching bracelet while out and about in Sydney.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7821381/image_.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/79a0e1d9defc4d28802f94648e8df2fc" /></p> <p>Diana wore the set during a trip to Canada with Prince Charles in May 1986.</p> <p>The tour took place a year and a half after Diana gave birth to Prince Harry.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Meghan?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Meghan</a> wearing Princess Diana’s gold and diamond butterfly earrings and bracelet on her first day of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoyalTourAustralia?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoyalTourAustralia</a> <a href="https://t.co/2InKbM8dHW">pic.twitter.com/2InKbM8dHW</a></p> — Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) <a href="https://twitter.com/byEmilyAndrews/status/1051992918641205248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 16, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>For her first day of engagements, which included visiting Admiralty House and visiting Taronga Zoo, Meghan wore a $1800 white dress by Australian designer Karen Gee.</p> <p>The designer’s website crashed at 9.20 am as photos of the Duchess wearing the dress surfaced online.</p> <p>During their visit to Admiralty House to meet with Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Lynne Cosgrove, Harry and Meghan were gifted a plush animal kangaroo with a baby joey in its pouch.</p> <p>They also received a tiny pair of baby Ugg boots for their newborn to wear next year.</p> <p>While holding onto the gift, Meghan said: “Out first baby gift!”</p> <p>The newlyweds will spend much of their time in Australia focusing on the 2018 Invictus Games, a foundation which Prince Harry founded in 2014. </p>

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Beauty salon causes a stir after banning children

<p>One of Sydney’s most popular beauty salons has caused a stir after they announced via social media that they will be banning children and babies from any future client appointments.</p> <p>Kristin Fisher, the woman behind the eyebrows of celebrities such as<span> </span><em>Today</em><span> </span>show star Sylvia Jeffreys, put the policy in place at her two salons in Double Bay and Rosebery after countless moments where children wreaked havoc after being left unattended.</p> <p>Charging between $75 and $95 for an eyebrow wax, shape and tint, and around $1,000 for eyebrow tattooing, Ms Fisher is highly regarded for her expertise in the beauty industry.</p> <p>Having two young children of her own, Ms Fisher made sure to inform her clients about the new policy through a text message and then posted about the change on her Instagram page.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BotSDEOn3Gr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BotSDEOn3Gr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">WARNING! Long rant. Apologies in advance..... To our beautiful KFE clients. This is a very hard post for me because I hate upsetting people and I feel this may do just that, but we have no other option. We are imposing a new rule that clients must not bring children or babies to their appointments. Recently we have had times where there have been ten children in the salon at one time, all unattended, whilst their mothers get treatments done. It simply isn’t fair to the other clients who have come solo, who for them this is their monthly treat/splurge and want some peace and quiet whilst they have their brows or lashes done, nor is it fair to my staff who are constantly chasing after kids and nursing babies (even though we secretly love this - they also have to answer the phones and rebook clients!). We have had kids run onto the street, we’ve had clients leave midway through their appointments as they’re too annoyed about the noise being made by children and we’ve had mums call and complain saying their brows are crooked after they’ve been nursing a squirming baby the whole appointment... I of all people know how hard it is to get away for an appointment as I have two young children myself without any grandparents here in Sydney to help out and mind them when I need to pop out. That being said I make sure all of my ‘me time’ appointments are just that - for me. I know how hard it is to book a babysitter for such a short time, but given these appointments are monthly (at the earliest) I do hope our beloved mummy clients can find alternative childcare prior to their appointments in the salon. Thank you for your ongoing support and loyalty and we are looking forward to seeing you all in the salon (relaxed!) and child free 😘😘😘😘</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/kristin.fisher.eyebrows/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> KRISTIN FISHER EYEBROWS</a> (@kristin.fisher.eyebrows) on Oct 9, 2018 at 2:35am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“This is a very hard post for me because I hate upsetting people and I feel this may do just that, but we have no other option,” she wrote. “We are imposing a new rule that clients must not bring children or babies to their appointments.</p> <p>“Recently we have had times where there have been ten children in the salon at one time, all unattended, while their mothers get treatments done,” she captioned on Instagram.</p> <p>“We have had kids run onto the street, we’ve had clients leave midway through their appointments as they’re too annoyed about the noise being made by children and we’ve had mums call and complain saying their brows are crooked after they’ve been nursing a squirming baby the whole appointment.</p> <p>“It simply isn’t fair to the other clients who have come solo, who for them is their monthly treat/splurge and want some peace and quiet while they have their brows or lashes done, nor is it fair to my staff who are constantly chasing after kids and nursing babies.”</p> <p>Being a mother herself, Ms Fisher said she understands how difficult it can be when finding alternative arrangements for your children.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BozyAzHHnAt/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BozyAzHHnAt/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">I have been overwhelmed with the support from my loyal clientele and the general public on my decision to have a child free salon. As a mum and a business owner this decision has not been made lightly so I am grateful at how positive the feedback has been! Please note the children in this photo were removed from the salon at 8.59am 😆</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/kristin.fisher.eyebrows/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> KRISTIN FISHER EYEBROWS</a> (@kristin.fisher.eyebrows) on Oct 11, 2018 at 3:10pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“I of all people know how hard it is to get away for an appointment as I have two young children myself, without any grandparents here in Sydney to help out and mind them when I need to pop out,” Ms Fisher wrote.</p> <p>“That being said, I make sure all of my ‘me time’ appointments are just that — for me. I know how hard it is to book a babysitter for such a short time, but given these appointments are monthly (at the earliest) I do hope our beloved mummy clients can find alternative childcare prior to their appointments in the salon.</p> <p>“Thank you for your ongoing support and loyalty and we are looking forward to seeing you all in the salon (relaxed!) and child free.”</p> <p>The policy was taken positively, as Ms Fisher’s followers backed up her sentiments and offered their full support.</p> <p>“I’m shocked that people would take their kids or babies to a beauty appointment. I wouldn’t even consider it. I’m a Mum of two little ones, so not judging. But it wouldn’t be relaxing at all — for anyone. Sounds like a totally fair decision,” one woman wrote.</p> <p>“I’m a mum of twins and sorry to all the other mums but the last thing I want is to hear your cherubs running around when I’m trying to have a sneaky snooze while having my brows tamed!” another commented.</p> <p>Some women raised their voices against those who claim it’s too difficult to find childcare solutions well in advance.</p> <p>“If you have to book 4 weeks in advance for your brows you can book 4 weeks in advance for a sitter and knock a number of things off your list to justify it, simple,” she wrote.</p> <p>“I have taken my son to my hairdresser twice, once when he was 8 and once when he was 10,” another woman wrote. “He was with me the whole time, we played UNO, watched YouTube with headphones on etc. never left my sight. Didn’t make a peep. And I felt guilty at THAT! Can’t imagine people leaving children for your staff to supervise.”</p> <p>But despite the support, some women sat and hoped for a “family friendly” day, where the salon was only open to mums and their bubs.</p> <p>“One day a week where mums can bring their babies and other clients? There are many mums who can’t leave their babies, have no help or options but still want to have killer brows!” she suggested.</p> <p>But her clients who are child-free couldn’t be happier with the new policy.</p> <p>“I’m not a Mum and frankly if I was I couldn’t think of anything worse than having them attend a brow appointment or any other self-care appointment for that matter with me,” one woman wrote.</p> <p>Do you agree with this beauty salon's "no children allowed" policy? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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Duchess Kate steps out in a stunning dress with a big price tag

<p>Duchess Kate has again proved herself a fashion plate, giving sister-in-law Duchess Meghan a run for her money. She stepped out to the launch of the new photography centre at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&amp;A) – the world's leading museum of art and design – of which she became patron earlier this year. This was her first visit to the museum in the role.</p> <p><img style="width: 333.674px; height: 500px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821278/kate-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8787b153e8804aba92cbd1c9075a6376" /></p> <p>The price tag of the elegant tweed and plaid dress is just over a whopping $AU2000, reported <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/people/the-duchess-of-cambridge-stuns-in-beautiful-2400-dress-by-british-designer-erdem/news-story/9800fe38ced435a1cb6a8ac7be5f3ca2" target="_blank">news.com.au</a>. It’s from Canadian designer Erdem – a designer of choice for the Duchess – from its SS18 collection.</p> <p>Duchess Kate’s stunning outfit featured ornate jewel detail, accessorised with a silk maroon belt and amber earrings by Erdem, worth almost $AU550.</p> <p><img style="width: 243.52px; height: 500px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821279/kate-full.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/d3511cc223c148048b60f1b4c1d4ab53" /></p> <p>The royal favourite also wore velvet maroon stiletto heels, custom made by Jimmy Choo, which Duchess Meghan also has in her collection. And while – same shoe size permitting – you might expect sisters-in-law to lend each other their designer shoes, that’s probably out of the question in royal circles.</p> <p>But if you think this latest outfit is pricey, it’s a bargain in comparison to Erdem’s Stephanie gown, which features a silk floral print, that Duchess Kate wore during her pregnancy with Prince Louis. It’s worth over $AU3600.</p> <p><img style="width: 273.856px; height: 500px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821280/kate-1-low.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/9f72fbf953e543f7abe64ef958d8cad2" /></p> <p>The visit to the museum was the third public outing for Duchess Kate since she returned from maternity leave.</p> <p>What do you think of Duchess Kate's $2000 dress? Tell us in the comments section below.</p>

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Little known Kmart shoe hack women need to know

<p><span>Are you a woman with small feet? You may have a much greater choice in shoes thanks to this Kmart hack.</span></p> <p>But you won’t find them in the women’s shoes department – it's the shoes in the kids section at Kmart.</p> <p>A writer at <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.kidspot.com.au/lifestyle/beauty-and-style/fashion/the-little-known-kmart-shoe-hack-every-woman-needs-to-know/news-story/16b47b9ae12d2db20b0194b84dbeb258" target="_blank">Kidspot </a>revealed the hack on their website, and shared that the largest “senior sizes” of children’s shoes is the same as a women’s size eight. She found a very chic, sparkly pair of gumboots in the kids section. And a bargain, to boot!</p> <p>“I needed gumboots and I knew Kmart had good, cheap ones,” she said.</p> <p>“But the adults’ options were all pretty boring. Then these glittery boots caught my eye from the kids section. I grabbed a pair and surprisingly they actually fit.</p> <p>“The first day I wore them to work, someone else had on the exact same pair. She’d apparently been shopping in the kids shoe section at Kmart for years. I had no idea what I’d been missing out on,” she said.</p> <p>So ladies, if you have petite feet under size eight, your shoe world has expanded with more choice in sneakers, boots, runners and flats.</p> <p>There’s no shame in shopping in the kids section, and you may just be more efficient with your shopping, as another Kidspot staff member found.</p> <p>“I was looking for cute kids shoes for my four-year-old goddaughter and came across some ballerina flats and looked at the sizes,” she said. “I noticed the bigger sizes looked like a size 6 in women’s.</p> <p>“I tried them on and immediately was surprised that the shoe fit! I ended up purchasing some sparkly pink sneakers for her and a pair of black ballerina flats for myself for work!”</p> <p>Let the shoe shopping begin!</p> <p>Will you be checking out the kids shoes at Kmart after learning about this hack? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Princess Mary puts on a spectacular show of style

<p>Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie put on a spectacular show of style as they, alongside the Danish royals, arrived in Copenhagen to attend the opening of parliament.</p> <p>Princess Mary chose to wear a pink and navy printed skirt in a fit-and-flare style paired with a double-breasted jacket for the event held at Christiansborg Palace.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height:0px;" src="/media/7821103/capture-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/687d65af9213430abb2420202567bae9" /></p> <p>She then chose to top off her look with a black pillbox hat, a matching clutch and heeled pumps.</p> <p>Princess Marie also looked glamorous as she opted for a cream and navy coat over a blue floral dress.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:351.9230769230769px;" src="/media/7821104/capture-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/39a4ef8b6d064c6194d4ea8cb1e98747" /></p> <p>To finish off the chic number, Marie paired the outfit with blue gloves and a matching hat.</p> <p>Both Mary and Marie stood alongside their husbands Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim for the opening of Folketinget, the Danish national parliament.</p> <p>Also accompanying the couples were Queen Margrethe and her younger sister Princess Benedikte, who were each gifted with a bouquet of flowers on their arrival.</p> <p><img style="width: 499px; height:369px;" src="/media/7821105/capture.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/feb20eb247814b6da00a1b84bceb42a7" /></p> <p>Margrethe, 78, wore a royal blue midi dress which she styled with grey accessories. Her sister Benedikte, 74, chose a more vibrant colour palette as she opted for an orange shift dress with a brown cape coat and hat.</p> <p>It has become a yearly tradition for the Danish royals to watch the opening of parliament and this year was no different as the family watched the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen give his opening address from the royal box inside parliament.</p> <p>Mr Rasmussen used his speech to go through what the government hopes to achieve in the next year.</p> <p>What do you think of Princess Mary's chic outfit? Tell us in the comments below. </p>

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Duchess Kate returns to royal duties with a new look

<p>Duchess Kate has returned to work this week after being on maternity leave since April, following the birth of her third child, Prince Louis.</p> <p>On Tuesday, Kate took a visit to the Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden in Paddington.</p> <p>The 36-year-old royal spent her day with local school children, where she joined them in getting their hands dirty to learn about the wildlife garden.</p> <p>Kate donned a new hairstyle for her appearance, with her shiny locks appearing slightly shorter with more layers added.</p> <p>While joining a school session and hearing from instructors and teachers, Kate wore brown skinny jeans from Zara, her trusty tassel boots and a green jacket by the Swedish brand Fjällräven.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 230.68213982451175px; height:500px;" src="/media/7821096/image_.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/b45ea18478f342b192d9199a747c2a28" /></p> <p>The Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden aims to involve children in the local community and provide outdoor activity facilities for those wouldn’t otherwise be able to experience them.</p> <p>Kate, who has previously shared her excitement about growing potatoes in her own vegetable patch, was also shown an edible garden that inspires kids to get outdoors.</p> <p>As she made her way through the park, the Duchess shook hands with other parents and mingled with locals.</p> <p>The Duchess told one group of well-wishers that she had enjoyed her time with the school kids, adding with a smile, “All I found were tiny slugs!”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Princess Kate goes on a mini beast hunt at the forest school <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/royal?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#royal</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/duchessofcambridge?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#duchessofcambridge</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/katemiddleton?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#katemiddleton</a> <a href="https://t.co/YApaHRHxeL">pic.twitter.com/YApaHRHxeL</a></p> — Simon Perry (@SPerryPeoplemag) <a href="https://twitter.com/SPerryPeoplemag/status/1047105391254036480?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>Mirianthe Engomitis, 56, shared the sweet encounter she had with Kate: “She said we were lucky to live near a place like this. She was asking if we had been here to see the park progress. It was lovely of her to stop.”</p> <p>Although Kate was on maternity leave, she attended several formal royal family events, including the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, Trooping the Colour as well as attending polo and equestrian events with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.</p> <p>Kate is expected to undertake various engagements in the lead up to Christmas before resuming a fuller schedule of appearances in the New Year.  </p>

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The clever trick Duchess Kate will use at Princess Eugenie’s wedding

<div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Most brides expect to be the centre of attention on their big day, but when the Duchess of Cambridge is one of the guests at your wedding then it can be hard to compete.</p> <p>Duchess Kate is used to being scrutinised over what she chooses to wear to public appearances, which is why she is more than likely to follow this one simple rule when attending Princess Eugenie’s wedding next month.</p> <p>The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to wear an ensemble that she’s previously donned before to avoid taking any attention away from Princess Eugenie on her special day.</p> <p>Over the weekend, Kate wore a blue Catherine Walker coat to close friend Sophie Carter’s wedding to Robert Snuggs.</p> <p>The royal had previously worn the same outfit when she arrived in Berlin during a tour of Germany and Poland in July 2017.</p> <p>At the wedding of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, Kate chose to keep her look understated as she sported a near-identical cream dress to the one she had worn to Princess Charlotte’s christening in 2015.</p> <p>Kate has also worn recycled outfits to the 2011 wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall, the 2012 nuptials of Emily McCorquodale to James Hutt and the 2013 wedding of William van Cutsem and Rosie Ruck Keene. </p> </div> <div class="body_assets"></div> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p>

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You can now buy Duchess Meghan’s engagement ring for $54

<p>Although the engagement ring of the Duchess of Sussex cost a cool $480,000, royal fans can now purchase themselves a replica for only $54.</p> <p>Buckingham Palace’s Official Royal Collection website is selling the replica for those who want to wear jewellery fit for royalty.</p> <p><u><a href="https://www.royalcollectionshop.co.uk/">The website,</a></u> which ships worldwide, has released a ring inspired by the one Prince Harry proposed to his bride with and even designed himself.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height:500px;" src="/media/7821018/1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/58d7d3afa60f4875b476eb97f4520dc1" /></p> <p>Just like Meghan’s, the “Buckingham Palace Statement Ring” features one large stone in the middle of two smaller ones on each side.</p> <p>However, the replica doesn’t copy the yellow band that Harry chose because it is the Duchess’s “favourite”.</p> <p>“The ring ... is obviously yellow gold because that’s what ... her favourite and the main stone itself is sourced from Botswana and the ... little diamonds either side are from my mother [Princess Diana]’s jewellery collection to make sure that she’s with us on ... this crazy journey together,” Harry said during their engagement interview.</p> <p>Meghan added: “It’s beautiful and he designed it. It’s incredible.”</p> <p>But that's not the only item from Meghan’s jewellery box that is available to fans – the Royal Collection is also selling matching earrings for $45.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height:500px;" src="/media/7821019/2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ef5d81d1388749c1afe4dae8ad3df776" /></p> <p>Furthermore, royal fans can complete their look with a matching pendant necklace for $54.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height:500px;" src="/media/7821021/3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8957c945a7864ec0be13e032a6936bd9" /></p> <p>Next month, Aussie fans will have the opportunity to admire Meghan’s exquisite diamond collection up close as she heads Down Under with Prince Harry to attend the Invictus Games.</p>

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Duchess Meghan stuns in $4500 frock at first solo event

<p>Last night, Duchess Meghan showed off her impeccable style and confidence as she attended her first solo engagement.</p> <p>While attending the opening of an exhibition showcasing art from the Pacific region, ‘Oceania’, at the Royal Academy of Arts, Meghan donned the same designer behind her wedding dress, Givenchy.</p> <p>Meghan, who has enlisted the help of the French brand for several royal engagements, wore an $4563 elegant black dress.</p> <p>The dress featured sheer sleeves as well as a velvet panel around the neckline.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 212.02447459430698px; height: 500px;" src="/media/7821001/image_.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/1768ae707e7e4fb88e5d6dec5b06d452" /></p> <p>Meghan accessorised her outfit with a black $2526 Givenchy clutch and an old favourite pair of Aquazzura stilettos, valued at $890.</p> <p>The former actress showcased her figure with a waist-clinching belt and showed a flash of leg with a split at the bottom.</p> <p>The royal finished her look by straightening her hair for the special occasion.</p> <p>The Duchess was seen giggling as she took part in a traditional Maori greeting at the event, which requires rubbing noses with one another.</p> <p>Meghan performed the ‘hongi’ with several of her hosts, including New Zealand’s high commissioner Sir Jerry Mateparae and his wife Janine.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img id="__mcenew" src="/media/7821002/image_.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ea0fe133855b455a9406dc314b8972b3" /></p> <p>However, it was not the first time Meghan has done the traditional greeting.</p> <p>Meghan and Harry performed the hongi in April this year when they attended a dawn service on Anzac Day in London.</p> <p>One artist from the exhibition, Sarah Hudson, said greeting Meghan with the hongi was good practice for her upcoming visit to New Zealand.</p> <p>“We thought it might be a nice bit of practice before she comes to the Pacific next month and it's nice to be able to practise something that's customary for us,” she said.</p> <p>“She's honouring our heritage and it's so humbling.”</p> <p>Meghan said the exhibition, which showcased art from countries such as New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Australia, was the perfect introduction to the region she will be visiting with Prince Harry next month.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">During the tour of <a href="https://twitter.com/royalacademy?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@royalacademy</a>, The Duchess viewed art from New Zealand, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and Australia – countries HRH and The Duke will visit in October. <a href="https://t.co/E4hSbyATis">pic.twitter.com/E4hSbyATis</a></p> — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1044658745756798976?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 25, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>“It's a great introduction to the sights and sounds of that part of the world,” she said.</p> <p>The Duchess joined 800 other guests for the function but showed no sign of nerves as she greeted officials outside the exhibition.</p> <p>Meghan’s appearance last night came exactly one year after Harry and Meghan’s relationship officially went public, after they appeared at the Invictus Games in Canada together. </p> <p>What do you think of Meghan's elegant $4500 frock? Tell us in the comments below. </p>

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Princess Diana's niece Lady Kitty Spencer leads the glamour on the red carpet

<p>Lady Kitty Spencer, niece of the late Princess Diana, has led the fashion pack of “nearly naked” frocks at a charity gala dinner in Milan.</p> <p>The gala, which is an annual event held for the American Foundation for Aids Research, brings in high profile guests from Victoria’s Secret models to actors and singers. Many of whom left little to the imagination as they walked the red carpet.</p> <p><img style="width: 333.30154491703223px; height:500px;" src="/media/7820987/gettyimages-1037945576.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/49ef5b028dec473392b65d7a89f09169" /></p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height:0px;" src="/media/7820988/gettyimages-1037945642.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f411d422cc6949ffb0a7d56880fde82a" /></p> <p>To mark the end of Milan Fashion Week, Lady Kitty Spencer attended the gala dressed in a strapless floral bodice with a floor length tired-skirt by Dolce &amp; Gabbana.</p> <p>As well as wearing the Italian designer, the 27-year-old was chosen to walk the runway for the label during Milan Fashion Week.</p> <p>For the show, the model wore a brightly coloured printed dress with her hair loosely pulled back off her face.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height:0px;" src="/media/7820989/gettyimages-1038380692.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/9e5ee3c4db734cdc9054db53fa5e3fd9" /></p> <p>She strutted the catwalk with matching accessories including colourful sandals and a red leather handbag, as well as statement earrings that fell below her shoulders.</p> <p>Kitty Spencer is the daughter of the 9th Earl of Spencer and Diana’s brother Charles and made her debut modelling for Dolce &amp; Gabbana in 2017.</p> <p><span>What do you think of Lady Kitty Spencer's red carpet look? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. </span></p>

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So grown up! Sophie Delezio’s fairytale school formal

<p>The smile etched on Sophie Delezio’s face as she stood there, standing confidently in an elegant floor-length dress and sky-high heels, showed the world that this was a girl who looked radiant and felt beautiful.</p> <p>Absolutely ecstatic about “all the girlie stuff” which she used to reference her bright coloured lipstick, her glitter eye shadow that brought out her eyes and the stunning wrist corsage of hot pink roses, the Year 12 student admitted she had well and truly caught “formal fever”, especially when a giant limousine pulled up outside her home.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7820953/1537501436179_dog.jpg" alt="Credit: Woman's Day" data-udi="umb://media/ecfb3a0af0ce4fe0bc0d2fa0db4eab4b" /></p> <p>“The night is finally here!” an excited Sophie told <a href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/celebrity/celeb-news/sophie-delezio-formal-51383"><em>Woman's Day</em></a>. </p> <p>“I’m so happy – this is about celebrating with my friends, and the best time of my life so far!” the 17-year-old added.</p> <p>Her senior formal is not only a momentous moment for Sophie, but also for those who have watched her blossom in the public eye.</p> <p>Many still remember her as the bandaged little girl who inspired all those following her heart-wrenching journey, by keeping her head held high after surviving two near-fatal childhood accidents.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7820954/1537501646019_family.jpg" alt="Credit: Woman's Day" data-udi="umb://media/18d8b2fb1bcf49d4b34f6d447fcb52fb" /></p> <p>The first occurred nearly 15 years ago when a car crashed into Sophie’s childcare centre and burst into flames on top of her, leaving her with burns to 85 per cent of her body, and the then-two-year-old losing most of her skin, right ear, the fingers on her right hand and both lower legs.</p> <p>Due to the incident, Sophie spent most of her time in and out of intensive care. Tragically, two years after the first incident, she was hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing that left her with bleeding on her brain and other trauma.</p> <p>But despite the tragic circumstances, Sophie always managed to keep a positive outlook on life, and never once questioned, “What if?” </p> <p>Rather she approaches each day as if she has no disability.</p> <p>This includes “being a super-organised freak” and doing all her own washing, working two to three shifts at her local Coles and training and competing in rowing regattas. She is also contemplating on whether she wants to attend university next year in the UK.</p> <p>“In my mind I’m not ‘Sophie the girl with no legs’ but someone completely normal,” she explained to <em>Woman's Day</em>. “I think of myself as Sophie the chatterbox, the socialite, the girl who loves a good hamburger and enjoys each day as much as she can.”</p> <p>While the teenager still has the added stress of the upcoming HSC exams, Sophie seems unfazed and her active contribution on her school’s formal committee made sure the celebratory night was a success. From the decorations to the class awards, Sophie managed to organise everything to perfection while still finding a dress weeks in advance.</p> <p>The dress, which Sophie says was her top priority, was a bargain at $29.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7820952/1537501233816_couple.jpg" alt="Credit: Woman's Day" data-udi="umb://media/57a2eb5507f846caa58ad3eb391d3bb4" /></p> <p>“At first I was obsessed with red, my favourite colour, but you can never be too sure of the true shade of that on a screen, [so] I went with a light grey instead,” she revealed to the women's magazine, of her “perfect” halter-necked and fishtail-skirted gown, which features intricate lace detailing down the back.</p> <p>To help accommodate her evening stilettos, Sophie wore her prosthetic legs fitted with adjustable soles.</p> <p>And while they have proven to be uncomfortable in the past, Sophie planned to soldier on the dance floor.</p> <p>“I wear my legs way more than I’m supposed to, anyway, because I’m stubborn and I value my independence,” Sophie shrugged.</p> <p>The worst memory she has of her prosthetic legs is in February of this year, when Sophie attended the Ed Sheeran concert while she was standing in the mosh pit.</p> <p>“I couldn’t wear them at all for the next week and the wound in my right thigh was so deep it took four months to heal. But I did end up with Ed’s guitar pick that he threw into the crowd, and that made me so happy I bawled my eyes out on the spot,” she revealed.</p> <p>“It was agony later but definitely worth it – I would go through it all again 1000 times over!”</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7820955/1537501750814_limofriends.jpg" alt="Credit: Woman's Day" data-udi="umb://media/4c53a92315264f91837d368f6df351ff" /></p> <p>Sophie is also grateful for the decision she made during her pre-teen years where during a painful series of operations, a section of her scalp was stretched with a tennis ball-like object to allow hair follicles to be transplanted. The resulting extensions she can support thrill her on a daily basis.</p> <p>“Never mind how much it hurt at the time!” said Sophie, who loves looking in the mirror and seeing the long, thick hair she has always lusted after.</p> <p><em>Photo credit: <a href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/celebrity/celeb-news/sophie-delezio-formal-51383">Woman's Day</a></em></p>

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Shocked guest shares bridezilla's outrageous wedding day "rules and regulations"

<p>A shocked wedding guest has shared the bizarre list of rules that were emailed to her prior to her friend’s nuptials.</p> <p>The bemused guest shared the lengthy list of instructions from the bridezilla’s wedding coordinator, describing the rules as “hilarious”.</p> <p>After introducing themselves as the marriage planner, the sender said they were emailing all guests to confirm final numbers for the day.</p> <p>However, what followed in the email is what caught the guest by surprise.</p> <p>Attached in the email was a list of “rules and regulations”, starting with a request for all attendees to arrive between 15 and 30 minutes before the ceremony.</p> <p>Guests were banned from wearing white, cream or ivory, while full faces of makeup were also banned.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 389.43488943488944px; height:500px;" src="/media/7820949/1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/6deccdcd41f54aa8abe5a192f2e51c87" /></p> <p>“'Do not record during the seramony” and “do not check in on Facebook until instructed”  were limitations placed upon guests.</p> <p>“DO NOT TALK TO THE BRIDE AT ALL,” the list also instructed, as well as guests being told to bring a gift valued at $75 or more to gain admission.</p> <p>The post quickly garnered a lot of attention online, with many users poking fun at the lengthy list of demands.</p> <p>“The best way to respond to this is to RSVP yes and then not attend – that would make the bride so furious she would probably send a bill,” one user said.</p> <p>Another wrote: “Sending a list like this is just going to guarantee that your guests won't follow common wedding etiquette.”</p> <p>One user joked: “'I would wear my own wedding dress with a full face of makeup, hair in an up-do and trainers while screaming gibberish at the bride and take a whole photo team with me.”</p> <p>What are your thoughts on this lengthy list of wedding demands? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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The strict dress code Kate and Meghan have to follow at Princess Eugenie’s wedding

<p>Step aside Kate and Meghan, it’s Princess Eugenie’s time to shine as her long-awaited wedding on October 12 to Jack Brooksbank fast approaches.</p> <p>And while it’s not expected to be as popular as the Duchess of Cambridge or Duchess of Sussex’s big day, it is a royal wedding after all, and strict dress code rules apply.</p> <p>All female guests attending the wedding are required to wear a hat, according to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1018743/meghan-markle-kate-middleton-princess-eugenie-jack-brooksbank-royal-wedding-royal-family" target="_blank">The Express</a></em> – and no one is exempt, including Kate, Meghan and even the Queen.</p> <p>Women must also don a day dress for the special occasion, while men are expected to arrive in a three-piece morning suit.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7820916/gettyimages-809199808.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/c1c5ee9db451454c9b0cc7eac43d9869" /></p> <p>Princess Eugenie and her older sister Princess Beatrice made headlines in 2011 when they showed up to Prince William and Duchess Kate’s wedding wearing unflattering headpieces.</p> <p>Eugenie broke her silence on the criticism last month when she admitted that the backlash really affected them.</p> <p>“There was a horrible article that had been written about Beatrice and she got really upset,” the 28-year-old told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/princesses-beatrice-eugenie-of-york-interview" target="_blank">Vogue</a></em>.</p> <p>“We were just about to step out and she had a bit of a wobble and cried. I was looking after her. And then about an hour later, I had a wobble and started crying and Bea was there for me.”</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7820919/gettyimages-960100926.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/fd086b8fa5554d4eafcc630776823131" /></p> <p>The sisters made sure they didn’t repeat the same mistakes, as they arrived in more subdued attire for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in May.</p> <p>Are you excited for Princess Eugenie’s upcoming wedding? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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8 summer skincare tips dermatologists follow

<p>For the key to keeping your skincare optimal during the summer months, try these 8 things dermatologists do every summer.</p> <p><strong>1. Lose old layers</strong></p> <p>Twice a week, scrub skin with a soft brush, an exfoliating scrub, or a salicylic acid wash to brighten it and allow lotions and serums to be absorbed more deeply. If your skin becomes irritated, exfoliate just once a week.</p> <p><strong>2. Cleanse without cream</strong></p> <p>As the weather warms, switch from a cream cleanser to a gel variety, which is lightweight yet still effective. If you have oily skin, try a foam cleanser. Be sure to wash your face every night in the summer. More time outside means more exposure to harmful air pollutants, which can attach to moisturiser and make-up and exacerbate the signs of ageing.</p> <p><strong>3. Lighten the lotion, too </strong></p> <p>Heavy creams contain lipids that can cause clogged pores and pimples in more humid months. Instead, opt for serums, lotions or hydrating gels, which are all lighter.</p> <p><strong>4. Strategise sunscreen </strong></p> <p>In the morning, before you apply your make-up, slather on a sunscreen that is at least SPF 30. Reapply sunscreen every two hours if you’re outside. If you’re worried about smearing make-up, use a mineral sunscreen powder that is easy to reapply throughout the day. Be aware that moisturisers that contain sunscreen are not as effective as sunscreen itself.</p> <p><strong>5. Consider covering up </strong></p> <p>Each centimetre on a hat’s brim increases coverage of your face by four per cent. Working or exercising outside? Wear sun-protective clothing. Look for a swing tag with a high ultraviolet protection factor (UPF 50+) rating to be sure. You can cut exposure further by heading outdoors before 10am or after 4pm.</p> <p><strong>6. Be wary of clouds </strong></p> <p>Sunburn can still occur on cloudy days, when cooler air persuades you to skip sunscreen. However, clouds block only about 20 per cent of the sun’s UV rays. Apply sunscreen as you would on sunny days.</p> <p><strong>7. Remember the sly spots </strong></p> <p>A surprising number of skin cancer cases occur behind the ears and on other areas that you may ignore when applying sunscreen. Cover your ears, the tops of your feet and your hands for full coverage.</p> <p><strong>8. Eat for sun protection </strong></p> <p>Studies show that certain foods may offer an extra level of UV protection from within or reduce the risk of skin cancer. Foods high in antioxidants (colourful fruits and vegetables, such as cherries, citrus fruits and pomegranates), Swiss brown mushrooms, green tea, nuts, probiotics (Greek yoghurt with live active cultures and kombucha, a fermented tea) and oily fish (such as salmon) are all star performers.</p> <p><em>Written by Kelsey Kloss. This article first appeared in <span><a href="http://www.readersdigest.com.au/healthsmart/beauty/skin/8-summer-skincare-tips-dermatologists-follow?items_per_page=All">Reader’s Digest</a></span>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <span><a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestsubscribe?utm_source=readersdigest&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;keycode=WRA85S">here’s our best subscription offer</a></span>.</em></p> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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Princess Mary shows off chic style during royal tour

<p>Danish Crown Princess Mary has received a warm welcome to Finland by flag-waving school children after touching down in the country.</p> <p>The elegant 46-year-old royal kickstarted her two-day official visit by wearing a chic pastel pink trouser suit.</p> <p>The royal tour, which aims to strengthen trade links between the Nordic countries, began with a welcoming ceremony by the Mayor of Helsinki Jan Vapaavuori and Deputy Mayor Anni Sinnemaki at the city hall in the Finnish capital.</p> <p>The Aussie-born royal crouched down to chat to schoolchildren in her tailored trouser suit and her stiletto heels.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 344.9401523394995px; height:500px;" src="/media/7820799/1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/c61615d7f6554c41b9e53bf141e9e579" /></p> <p>Mary paired her ensemble with a nude-coloured handbag and wore her brunette locks in blow-dried curls.</p> <p>Her Royal Highness went on to sign the guestbook and managed to sample a local tipple during the New Nordic Food event at The Danish Residence. </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height:391.9558359621451px;" src="/media/7820959/2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/cbd760e5fb074681800648a24766c6d3" /></p> <p>Mary, whose husband Frederik is the Crown Prince of Denmark, is visiting Finland as part of the of the 100<span>th</span> anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.</p> <p>Mary’s busy tour itinerary will focus on strengthening trade relations between the two countries, with a particular interest in the maritime industry, urban solutions and Nordic cuisine.</p> <p>Mary is travelling solo on the trip and will also head to the Finnish west coast, which is a stronghold for the maritime industry. </p> <p>What do you think of Mary’s chic pastel pink trouser suit? Let us know in the comments below.</p> <p> </p>

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Urgent recall: Lead found in makeup range

<p>An eyeliner has been pulled from shelves nationwide after high levels of lead were detected.</p> <p>Australian consumers are being advised to check their cupboards after a warning was issued on Hashmi Kajal, Hashmi Tube, Hashmi Surma and Hashmi Kohl Award eyeliner products.</p> <p>The eyeliner, made in India and distributed by Oasis Corporation, was recalled by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Wednesday.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 373.38044758539456px; height:500px;" src="/media/7820789/1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/985bcde34ece47bda383ed5544ef47c7" /></p> <p>The eyeliner, which contains 84 per cent lead, was also found to be contaminated with dangerous metals such as Mercury and Arsenic.</p> <p>The makeup product was removed from 12 stores across Western Australia after three children in NSW experienced elevated levels of lead in their blood after using the product in June.</p> <p>Tests found that ‘Hashmi Surma Special’ contained 84 per cent lead content and the ‘Hashmi Kohl Aswad’ eyeliner contained 29.5 per cent lead content.</p> <p>The products were sold in specialist Indian and Pakistani stores in Victoria, NSW, ACT, SA and Queensland, as well as being available online.  </p> <p>Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria, Simon Cohen, said it was important consumers were aware of the danger in using these makeup products.</p> <p>“Consumers should stop using these products immediately and we encourage anyone who comes across these items to contact Consumer Affairs Victoria," he said. </p> <p>NSW Minister for Better Regulation, Matt Kean, told the <a href="https://www.smh.com.au/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong style="font-style: inherit;"><em>Sydney Morning Herald</em></strong></span></a>: “Inspections have so far shown that the Hashmi brand eyeliner products are sold predominantly in stores stocking Indian and Pakistani goods.”</p> <p>“Some of the product packaging even specifically states that no lead is present, which is a total disgrace.</p> <p>“I'm absolutely appalled by this as we know that use of cosmetics containing lead can have long-term health effects, including brain and kidney damage, in both adults and children.”</p> <p>Australian Consumer Law states that any supplier who fails to comply with a mandatory safety standard can face fines up to $220,000 for individuals and $1.1 million for a body corporate.</p> <p>Consumers have been advised to stop using the products immediately and seek medical advice.</p> <p>If the products have been used, shoppers have been advised to wash with water any part of their body that has been exposed to the makeup.</p> <p>The makeup can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. </p>

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Royal rebel: Duchess Meghan dazzles in royal blue as she breaks one of the Queen’s fashion rules

<p>Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is making headlines again for another stunning outfit choice.</p> <p>The Duchess was photographed at the 100 Days to Peace gala concert held at Central Hall, London in a bespoke royal blue dress by designer Jason Wu.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height:0px;" src="/media/7820697/gettyimages-1027835080.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/febc0cd225ea4935bcf6569929cdf21b" /></p> <p>The chic midi dress featured a high neck and a small leg slit accentuating Duchess Meghan in all the right places. Though the dress is known to break one of the Queen’s style rules – showing the shoulders.</p> <p>As per the “royal rule book”, women who belong to the royal family cannot wear off-shoulder pieces or other styles that can be labelled as revealing.</p> <p>But Duchess Meghan is known to rebel against the monarch, especially when it comes to her fashion choices. This isn’t the first time Meghan has turned to Jason Wu for an important event.</p> <p>In February, the Duchess wore a sophisticated navy dress for the annual Royal Forum event.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height:0px;" src="/media/7820698/gettyimages-1027843446.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/351758a4c95c42a985191ca39e8da5fd" /></p> <p>Her Aquazzura heels, which cost a cool $1,100, paired perfectly with her outfit. With the open back and sky-high stiletto, the royal added a touch of bling to her outfit as the shoes were jewel-encrusted.</p> <p>Finishing it off with an understated black Dior clutch and her Birk earrings which set her back $16,000, the Duchess made sure that all eyes were on her during the event.</p> <p>The concert marks the centenary of the last 100 days of WWI hostilities.</p> <p>It’s held in aid of three charities – Help for Heroes, Combat Stress, and Heads Together.</p> <p>Heads Together is a campaign focused on mental health and are led by The Royal Foundation, in partnership with YoungMinds and seven other charities.</p> <p>The gala was treated to a performance by world-famous composer Sir Karl Jenkins, as he conducted his internationally acclaimed <em>The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace.</em></p> <p>Retired senior British Army Officer and member of the House of Lords greeted the couple as they arrived.</p> <p>Beforehand, he said: “Tragically, the First World War did not turn out to be ‘the war to end war’ but then, as now, by marking the centenary of the end of the last 100 days of hostilities with this commemorative concert, we can hope and pray for a better future.</p> <p>“Part of that better future is helping those who have been affected by war and conflict.”</p>

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Why Duchesses Kate and Meghan aren’t allowed to wear diamonds during the day

<p>It comes as no surprise that high-profile royal ladies Kate and Meghan have to follow a strict dress code – but one rule that has us puzzled is why they can’t wear diamonds during the day.</p> <p>Of course, the duchesses are allowed to wear their engagement or wedding rings, but according to royal etiquette expert Myka Meier, the diamond rule was implemented as the royal don’t want to appear “flashy”.</p> <p>“Other jewels are worn pre-6pm,” the Beaumont Etiquette founder told <a href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/why-meghan-and-kate-cant-wear-diamonds-in-the-daytime/news-story/c449890553a6aab2b7eedc00c466015f">news.com.au</a>.</p> <p>“Before 6pm, you’ll see metallics, gemstones, pearls, sapphires. At night, you’ll see the diamonds come out, and that’s in order to not come across as flashy in your appearance.”</p> <p>The Duchess of Cambridge, who is a fan of bold jewellery for special occasions, wore a pair of stunning emerald and diamond earrings with a matching necklace to the BAFTAS red carpet in February.</p> <p><img class="attachment-full size-full lazy-loaded" src="https://cdn.mamamia.com.au/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/19103746/kate-middleton-getty-baftas-ft.png" alt="" width="650" height="507" data-src="https://cdn.mamamia.com.au/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/19103746/kate-middleton-getty-baftas-ft.png" /></p> <p>The exception to the rule is wedding days. When Meghan wed Prince Harry in May this year, she wore a diamond-encrusted Queen Mary bandeau tiara, as well Cartier earrings and bracelet.</p> <p><img class="attachment-full size-full lazy-loaded" src="https://cdn.mamamia.com.au/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/09132826/MeghanMarkleF.jpg" alt="Meghan Markle wedding" width="650" height="507" data-src="https://cdn.mamamia.com.au/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/09132826/MeghanMarkleF.jpg" /></p> <p>Meier also told news.com.au the reason why Kate and Meghan never take off their jackets, no matter how hot it is out.</p> <p>Meier explained that's because working royals are told "not to disrobe in the public eye".</p> <p> </p>

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New recall: Target issues warning over clothing range

<p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Target has been forced to issue a recall for an entire range of baby clothes after fears that small children could choke due to a broken zipper.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Yesterday, the Wesfarmers-owned department store urged customers to return a $10 baby onesie sold online and in stores between February and June this year.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">The coverall comes in 15 prints and ranges in sizes from newborn to 12-18 months old.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">All products in the range have been affected by the recall.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">In a statement, Target warned shoppers that the defect was a zip puller that could break and detach, which could “pose a choking/ingestion risk to infants”.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: center; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><img style="width: 329.4255568581477px; height:500px;" src="/media/7820660/1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/20ad422758d443e09eb7927f23189e4f" /></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">The company told parents to “stop using the product and return the product to a Target or Target Country store as soon as possible”.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Customers will be given a full refund on any coveralls they return.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Further information can be found at the Target Customer Support Centre on 1300 753 567.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">This is the second baby product to be recalled this week after breast pump manufacturer Medela announced that detachable wall plugs should be returned as a matter of urgency.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">“Medela has received isolated reports of the detachable wall plug breaking into two parts, thereby potentially exposing two metal terminals and creating a risk of electric shock,” the company said in a statement.</span></p>

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