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Duchess Kate’s touching tribute to Princess Diana in beautiful outfit

<p>Although it’s been nearly 22 years since Princess Diana’s passing, her sons and daughters-in-law are doing everything they can to make sure her legacy lives on.</p> <p>When the Duchess of Cambridge visited Bletchley Park on Tuesday, she turned heads in her £1,750 ($3,425 NZD) blue and white polka dot dress that was designed by Alessandra Rich.</p> <p>However, what slipped under the radar was that the Duchess’ dress was a very close resemblance to a dress that was worn by Princess Diana in 1985. She wore the outfit for a photo shoot at Kensington Palace.</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/Bxc_EXBltPP/" 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/Bxc_EXBltPP/" target="_blank">Today The Duchess of Cambridge visited @bletchleyparkuk, the home of British codebreaking — which played a major role in secret intelligence gathering during the Second World War, producing secret information which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the war. The Duchess joined joined schoolchildren for an immersive workshop (using a real Enigma Machine used during the Second World War), which saw them take on the role of codebreakers in June 1944, intercepting and deciphering German communications in order to understand their order of battle and decide whether the Operation Fortitude deception plans have been successful. She also met Bletchley Veterans Elizabeth Diacon, Georgina Rose, Audrey Mather and Rena Stewart, who all worked to feed crucial information to Allied forces in the critical months, weeks and days leading up to D-Day during #WW2. The Duchess’s own Grandmother and Great Aunt, Valerie and Mary Glassborow, both worked at Bletchley during the War — and have become the latest additions to Bletchley’s Codebreakers’ Wall of Honour. Bletchley’s new exhibition ‘D-Day: Interception, Intelligence, Invasion’, based on newly declassified material, shows how the intelligence effort coordinated at the site helped specifically in the success of the D-Day landings at Normandy, part of their work to bring together the past and the present, with a nod to the future.</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/kensingtonroyal/" target="_blank"> Kensington Palace</a> (@kensingtonroyal) on May 14, 2019 at 11:24am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Naturally, eagle eyed royal fans spotted the similarities and were thrilled with the tribute.</p> <p>“Diana and Kate in almost the same dress,” one fan account mentioned.</p> <p>“Diana and Kate in almost the same dress. Good taste goes never out of style!”</p> <p>“I absolutely love all the ‘subtle’ tributes to Princess Diana,” another said. “She was beautiful, kind and loved by many.”</p> <p>“Kate is all class… just like Diana!” one other added.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7826959/diana.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/80770911606347b18fd7ca085614c036" /></p> <p>Diana wore the dress nearly 34 years ago, and the dress that is worn by the Duchess of Cambridge is clearly a favourite of hers as she wore the same style for Prince Charles’ official 70th birthday portraits last year.</p>

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Fashion queen: Princess Mary pretty in pink

<p>Princess Mary never steps a foot out of line when it comes to fashion, and she’s proven yet again that she’s by far the most well-dressed royal.</p> <p>As a patron of Global Fashion Agenda, the royal attended a dinner in Frederik VIII’s Palace, as they celebrated sustainable fashion players in connection with the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.</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/BxdOEFggzmq/" 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/BxdOEFggzmq/" target="_blank">Her til aften var H.K.H. Kronprinsessen som protektor for Global Fashion Agenda vært ved en middag i Frederik VIII’s Palæ for aktører indenfor bæredygtig mode i forbindelse med Copenhagen Fashion Summit. Inden middagen blev Kronprinsessen fotograferet sammen med formand for Global Fashion Agenda Niels Eskildsen samt CEO for Global Fashion Agenda Eva Kruse. 📸 Jesper Sunesen / ALLER FOTO &amp; VIDEO</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/detdanskekongehus/" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on May 14, 2019 at 1:35pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Princess Mary opted for a subtle pink dress – one that she has previously worn before – cinching the waist with a metallic belt and accessorising with chandelier earrings.</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/BmOPTbkgoVN/" 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/BmOPTbkgoVN/" target="_blank">Nyudklækkede designere fra de danske designskoler viste her til eftermiddag kreationer frem under deres fælles show Future of Fashion. Her var temaet blandt andet innovation og teknologi, og til stede var H.K.H. Kronprinsessen, der efter showet uddelte tre priser til særligt talentfulde kandidater. Hendes Kongelige Højhed besøgte også CIFF-messen, der er en del af denne uges Copenhagen Fashion Week, og hvor mere end 2.000 modebrands bliver præsenteret. 📸 Mads Claus Rasmussen, Ritzau Scanpix ©️</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/detdanskekongehus/" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Aug 8, 2018 at 8:12am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The 47-year-old left her brunette locks wavy and kept her makeup natural and rosy to compliment the outfit.</p> <p>The asymmetrical hemline gave the dress a flowy feel, perfect for the spring season Denmark is currently facing.</p>

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How camp was the Met Gala? Not very

<p>The Met Gala is an annual fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute where fashion and celebrity often collide. It always manages to raise eyebrows and this years’ theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” has generated much debate. A <a href="https://junkee.com/met-gala-camp-runway/204314">common question</a> many fashionistas and cultural critics are asking of each outfit is “ …but is it camp?”</p> <p>This kind of overly analytical and far too serious commentary on a sensibility that is supposed to mock such things is intriguing but not surprising given how the concept of camp has evolved.</p> <p>In 1964, author Susan Sontag penned perhaps her most influential essay, <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36436100-notes-on-camp">Notes on Camp</a>. It was one of the first attempts to try to pin down camp’s qualities and parameters. It’s clear why she chose to write some notes rather than a formal essay; because camp is a sensibility or a way of perceiving the world, it is quite difficult to treat systematically. In fact, Sontag would say that it often defies the very idea of systematisation.</p> <p>For Sontag, camp is “the love of the exaggerated, the ‘off,’ of things-being-what-they-are-not”, and though it is not merely visual, it has often been expressed in the visual styles of décor, architecture, cinema and fashion.</p> <p>Certain aspects of Art Nouveau, old Flash Gordon comics, women’s clothes of the 1920s like feather boas and fringed garments, celebrity dandies and “sissies” like Oscar Wilde and Paul Lynde, “overwrought” performances by classic Hollywood actresses such as Bette Davis and Judy Garland and so on. Key to camp is a sense of affectation, of style over substance. But equally important is the way one looks at those things, how one appreciates affectation.</p> <p><strong>Missing the point</strong></p> <p>Many of the gowns and costumes at this year’s Met Gala attempt to capture the essence of camp, and in trying to do so miss the point of camp entirely. There is nothing discernibly camp about Jared Leto carrying around a replica of his own head. Quirky and strange? Maybe. But nowhere near camp.</p> <p>Another interesting example was Celine Dion, who wore a glittering tribute to Judy Garland and the Ziegfield Follies, designed by Oscar de la Renta. While inspired by camp figures, it is not the outfit here that is camp but rather the person wearing it. Dion is arguably a contemporary camp icon, and she would be camp regardless of what she wore. This is because her celebrity image owes more to her overly emotional songs and the way in which she performs them, her goofy persona, and the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkIPaxBsWy4">heightened emotion of some of her public statements</a>.</p> <p>People with a camp appreciation of Celine Dion enjoy her ironically, finding the style of her public personality thoroughly entertaining. Such appreciators would probably also love the fact that she apparently <a href="https://www.vulture.com/2019/05/celine-dion-thought-met-gala-theme-literally-about-camping.html">initially thought</a> the theme for this year’s gala was “camping.” In nature. Bless her.</p> <p>Other guests such as Billy Porter approached the camp sensibility much more accurately by incorporating outrageous pomp and performance to their attendances.</p> <p>Porter came dressed like some kind of Egyptian goddess, carried in on a litter by six nubile, shirtless men. While this adds a certain spectacle, it was, like every other guest’s appearance, a designed, rehearsed happening.</p> <p>For Sontag and many thinkers who came after her, there really are two ways of “doing” camp. One is the “naïve camp” and the other is “conscious camp.” Naïve camp is the Judy Garland kind of camp. Garland did not intend to be a gay icon, but she became one because her earnest, overwrought performances invited a large portion of queer people to view her as a camp figure.</p> <p>Gay men in particular appreciated the affectations in her performances, in a similar way to how drag queens are appreciated in the queer community. They are not appreciated for how well they perform but for how much they perform, for how much extra they put into their lip-synched song and dance.</p> <p>“Conscious camp” is what was on display at the Met Gala this year. Take Lady Gaga’s “Russian doll” of dresses, each layer referencing old Hollywood glamour to an over the top degree. An oversized version of Marilyn Monroe’s dress in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is removed and beneath it is a sleeker black, femme fatale number, followed by another reveal of a more realistically proportioned pink dress. Gaga is well-versed in queer and pop cultural aesthetics, and there was a fun narrative here, but its barrage of old Hollywood references don’t necessarily make it camp.</p> <p>Contrast this with Amber Valletta’s rather simple, but effective costume: she looks like she is wearing a giant, green loofa, and in most of the photos looks to be taking herself way too seriously. That’s the sort of camp Sontag might enjoy.</p> <p>The best kind of camp is the kind that doesn’t know it is camp. Which is just another way of saying you can’t really design and wear your way into the camp sensibility.</p> <p><em>Written by Matthew Sini. Republished with permission of </em><a href="https://theconversation.com/how-camp-was-the-met-gala-not-very-116742"><em>The Conversation</em></a><em>.</em></p>

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Vogue editor votes Camilla as the “best dressed royal” over Kate and Meghan

<p>Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan are well known for their fashion looks and creating shopping frenzies for clothing items they are seen wearing.</p> <p>However, one British fashion stylish and editor at<span> </span><em>Vogue</em><span> </span>believes the Duchess of Cornwall’s style is the one to look out for.</p> <p><em>Secrets of the Royal Dressmaker </em>is a show that premiered in the UK last night and it claimed the<span> </span><em>Vogue</em><span> </span>editor Edward Enninful is apparently a big fan of Camilla’s clothing.</p> <p>Although Prince William and Prince Harry’s wives can boast an upward of $300,000 in fashion sales per year, Enninful wants to secure Camilla as his next royal magazine cover star.</p> <p>In April 2016, the Duchess of Cambridge was British<span> </span><em>Vogue</em>’s centenary cover star, so if her mother-in-law was to be on the next cover, she would be following in her daughter-in-law’s footsteps.</p> <p>Princess Diana also graced the cover a number of times before she died in 1997, as well as Princess Margaret and Lady Helen Taylor – the Duke and Duchess of Kent’s daughter.</p> <p>Royal correspondent Emily Andrews said the royal member is admired by Enninful for her fashion taste.</p> <p>“Edward Enninful, who's the new editor of<span> </span><em>Vogue</em>, adores Camilla, he thinks she's the best-dressed royal,” she explained.</p> <p>“He thinks she's gorgeous and he wants to put her on the cover of<span> </span><em>Vogue</em>.”</p> <p>The Duchess of Cambridge stole the spotlight for the<span> </span><em>Vogue</em><span> </span>cover of June 2016 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of British<span> </span><em>Vogue</em>.</p> <p>Duchess Kate followed the footsteps of Princess Diana who was on the magazine cover a total number of four times.</p> <p>Much like her young daughter-in-law, Camilla enjoys a “classic plain” look over a glamorous frock, says Royal author Claudia Joseph.</p> <p>“Camilla, like Kate, is much happier in jeans and wellies playing with her grandchildren and dogs than she is in posh frocks,” she said.</p> <p>“She wears quite traditional clothing, elegant, tailored, not showing too much flesh.”</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see the Duchess of Cornwall’s fashion looks throughout the years.  </p>

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Duchess Meghan shares baby announcement with Princess Diana in most heartfelt way

<p>After two months away from the public eye, the Duchess of Sussex has finally re-emerged for a special public announcement and a very new addition to the family!</p> <p>Motherhood has proven to suit the royal as she appeared in front of cameras in the same chapel she married Prince Harry in almost one years prior, looking stunning with a new motherly glow.</p> <p>The Duke and Duchess of Sussex introduced their first child together, Archie, to a small crowd at St. George’s chapel early this morning.</p> <p>The Duchess went for a regal, sophisticated look by wearing a white sleeveless tuxedo midi dress, by British designer Grace Wakes Bonner.</p> <p>The frock featured stunning details including gold buttons and a bow. The Duchess paired the outfit with a classic pair of nude pumps by Manolo Blahnik and an elegant Jen Meyer turquoise necklace.</p> <p>The royal went for loose curls to welcome her child to the public and went for a natural makeup look to show off her radiant skin.</p> <p>Her outfit was reminiscent of a famous frock worn by her mother-in-law, the late Princess Diana.</p> <p>The heartfelt twinning moment can be seen when Princess Di wore a similar blazer dress with navy blue lapels and gold detailing back in 1987.</p> <p>The two royal ladies have shown they’re quite alike when it comes to fashion, proving they share the same eye.</p> <p>The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their adorable newborn to the world on Monday, May 6.</p> <p>The pair announced the arrival via a social media post on their new Instagram account @sussexroyal with the caption: “The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives.”</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-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxNPb_9B0fn/" 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="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 style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxNPb_9B0fn/" target="_blank">A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal)</a> on May 8, 2019 at 8:39am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Duchess Meghan has had a number of enviable pregnancy outfits, often donning designer outfits from head to toe.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see the Duchess Meghan and Princess Diana’s twinning moment in similar outfits.</p>

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Uh-oh! Woman is shamed for wearing a white lace dress to a wedding

<p>It’s a rule as old as time, and one that everyone knows they need to stick to – don’t wear white to a wedding.</p> <p>But it seems not everyone likes to play by the rules, as one woman decided that showing up to a friend’s wedding in a floor-length white gown was a good idea.</p> <p>Taking to Facebook, the offender asked for style advice for what hair and makeup will go best with the lace dress, and the response wasn’t as positive as she had hoped.</p> <p>“Ladies, can I get some hair and makeup suggestions for this dress? I'm attending a destination wedding next week. P.S… my hair is brown, and I have straight bangs. Tyia,” she wrote alongside the photo of her wearing the bridal-looking outfit.</p> <p>To no one’s surprise, the post was screenshotted and then shared in a group called “That’s it, I’m wedding shaming” for people to slam the guest for her choice of attire.</p> <p>"HELL NO. If she attends a wedding in that, she better expect to be immediately escorted out,” wrote one commenter.</p> <p>“Why is it so hard for people to just not wear white for a few hours,” wrote another.</p> <p>Another suggested: “Omg she would be getting thrown in the sea on that destination wedding.”</p> <p>One person refused to give her the benefit of the doubt, saying, “She knows exactly what she’s doing.”</p> <p>“This is exactly the kind of outfit someone would wear who was trying to stop a wedding.”</p>

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Can you spot what's wrong with this shirt?

<p>Slogans and logos are quite tricky to design – as the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/travel/domestic-travel/obscene-slogan-promoting-nt-sparks-outrage/" target="_blank">NT tourism campaign</a> shows, with a slight oversight, the intended message can truly be lost in translation.</p> <p>And another business has fallen victim to this blunder, as its uniform has gone viral on the Internet for its questionable-looking slogan.</p> <p>A picture that has made rounds on social media platform Reddit showed a worker’s shirt with the slogan “click. pick. delivered.” – which appeared to be the tagline of delivery start-up Runnr.</p> <p>However, due to the font and letter spacing, many observers find that the text could be read as “d**k. pick. delivered.”.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7826462/dpdfull.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/2a5bfe013aa54be28dff21ec53b31fa6" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Source: <a href="https://old.reddit.com/r/keming/comments/biihjw/nice/">u/sovietmetalhead, Reddit</a></em></p> <p>In one of the posts featuring the picture, a user wrote, “Imagine having to wear this for your job.”</p> <p>“Is it a lewd photo delivering service?” another commented.</p> <p>One quipped, “Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have”, while another chimed in, “I refuse to believe that this was not at least partially intentional.”</p>

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Queen of style: Duchess Kate steps out ever so gracious in green

<p>The Duchess of Cambridge has returned to her royal duties after the Easter holidays as she opened a new school for excluded children in north London.</p> <p>The 37-year-old royal appeared glowing and smiling for her first public duty since the short break when she arrived at the Pears Family School, which is part of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families’ new north London headquarters.</p> <p>The duchess looked simply stunning in a custom-made forest green Emilia Wickstead dress, a AUD$919 Mulberry purse and an elegant pair of Gianvito Rossi heels costing the royal a heft AUD$1000.</p> <p>The flattering A-line frock paired with the nude pumps made the royal look graceful and stunning as she chatted with youngsters at the event.</p> <p><em>Scroll through the gallery above to see the Duchess of Cambridge’s stunning look.</em></p> <p><span>Duchess Kate appeared to be happy and in high spirits as she laughed along with a fellow speaker at the event – </span><span>an advocate for the centre, Amy Herring.</span></p> <p><span><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7826399/kate6.jpg" alt="The Duchess of Cambridge and fellow speaker Amy Herring laughing." data-udi="umb://media/3b932017f7ab4e639a9cdc87b7e45238" /></span></p> <p>The royal listened intently as Leo, a 13-year-old boy who was to attend the school, told her how he was overwhelmed with anger and loneliness and “was always robbing and stealing, because I didn’t care about my feelings, I wasn’t able to move on, because I was still healing.”</p> <p>Leo’s mother, Sharon, died tragically at the age of 33 after she was bitten by a horsefly that had crawled up her nose and caused a severe brain infection.</p> <p>“I was nine when my mum died, and I wasn't doing fine, I felt angry and alone, and felt I had nowhere to go, Now I am 13 and I'm living fine, trying to get back to school so I can live my life, I've had good and bad times at TFS [The Family School], I've put some stuff to the test,” he told the Duchess.</p> <p>The royal also spent time conversing with donors, supporters, architects and young children from the charity.</p> <p>In a touching speech, the Duchess honoured the organisation for their work.</p> <p>“The ambition for the new Kantor Centre of Excellence is hugely inspiring. The bringing together of research, education, practice and policy, all in one place, will take Anna Freud Centre's mission to the next level,” she said.</p> <p>“It is testament to what can be achieved when people work together to realise a shared vision.”</p> <p>Ending the speech, the royal said: “Our pasts should not determine our futures.”</p> <p>The charity was founded as a clinic in 1952 by Anna Freud, the daughter of Sigmund Freud, who created psychoanalysis.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see the Duchess of Cambridge’s stunning look.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see the Duchess of Cambridge’s stunning look.</p>

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4 daily habits that might be ageing you prematurely

<p><strong>1. Bingeing on your favourite shows</strong></p> <p>Calling all House of Cards fans – your love for TV marathons may chip away at your brain. According to a study published in a 2016 issue of Neurology, a lack of physical activity during middle age has been linked to a smaller mind later in life. “We found a direct correlation in our study between poor fitness and brain volume decades later, which indicates accelerated brain ageing,” said study author Nicole Spartano, PhD, with Boston University School of Medicine in Boston. Similar research recently published in JAMA Psychiatry discovered that large amounts of television viewing and low physical activity in early adulthood were associated with a decline in cognitive function during midlife.</p> <p><strong>2. Depriving yourself of sleep</strong></p> <p>Beauty sleep is a real thing, according to science. Physician-scientists at University Hospitals Case Medical Center gathered 60 women between the ages of 30 and 49; half of the volunteers fell into the “poor quality sleep” category. The ladies who snagged less slumber showed increased signs of skin ageing, including fine lines, uneven pigmentation, slackening of skin, and reduced elasticity. “Our study is the first to conclusively demonstrate that inadequate sleep is correlated with reduced skin health and accelerated skin ageing,” said lead study investigator Elma Baron, MD, associate professor of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.</p> <p><strong>3. Being too inactive day and night</strong></p> <p>In Australia’s largest ongoing study of healthy ageing, researchers analysed the lifestyle behaviours of more than 230,000 participants. They concluded that sleeping too much (more than nine hours per night), sitting too much (more than seven hours a day) and not working out enough (less than 150 minutes a week) can quadruple someone’s risk of dying prematurely. “Our study shows that we should really be taking these behaviours together as seriously as we do other risk factors such as levels of drinking and unhealthy eating patterns,” said lead author Dr. Melody Ding, senior research fellow at the School of Public Health from the University of Sydney.</p> <p><strong>4. Thinking ‘old’ thoughts</strong></p> <p>“The number one thing that can age someone – and the studies support this – is feeling old,” says Robi Ludwig, PsyD, author of Your Best Age is Now. “When we feel younger, we’re more hopeful, we have more productive workouts and we’re more in touch with the possibilities life has to offer, which makes us more optimistic.” In fact, a 2016 study in Health Psychology concluded that people who feel older than their actual age are more than likely to be hospitalised. “The younger we can feel, the better it is for us,” adds Ludwig.</p> <p><em>Written by Amy Capetta and Ashley Lewis. This article first appeared in </em><a href="http://www.readersdigest.com.au/healthsmart/tips/15-daily-habits-might-be-ageing-you-prematurely"><em>Reader’s Digest</em></a><em>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.co.nz/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRN93V">here’s our best subscription offer.</a></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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Queen of style! Princess Mary’s 7 days of fabulous fashion

<p>Contrary to popular belief, being a royal isn’t easy. Just ask Princess Mary, who has had one royal engagement after another this past week. Thankfully, that means we can ogle at her fabulous style and chic aesthetic.</p> <p>Whether that was <a rel="noopener" href="/lifestyle/beauty-style/princess-mary-steps-out-in-stunning-style-with-queen-margrethe-for-royal-engagement" target="_blank">visiting Copenhagen Zoo</a> with her mother-in-law Queen Margrethe, or stepping out for the <a rel="noopener" href="/lifestyle/beauty-style/royal-style-watch-princess-mary-steals-the-show-with-stunning-look" target="_blank">opening of a special new museum exhibition</a>, the Crown Princess seems to always be on the go.</p> <p>Another major milestone the Danish royal family celebrated this week was the <a rel="noopener" href="/news/news/look-at-them-now-princess-marys-kids-are-so-grown-up" target="_blank">79th birthday of Queen Margrethe</a>, where the head of the monarch was joined by her son and Mary’s husband Crown Prince Frederik and his entire family including the couple’s four children.</p> <p>Earlier in the week, the 47-year-old revisited Copenhagen Zoo with her youngest children –twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – so they could take a look at the brand new panda enclosure. </p> <p>The 8-year-olds could barely contain their excitement as they looked over at the bears, which were gifted to the zoo by the Chinese Government as a symbol of friendship between the two countries.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to take a look at Princess Mary's week of style.</p> <p>Do you have a favourite outfit? Tell us in the comments below. </p>

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Who says you can’t be over 60 and fashionable?

<p>If I had a dollar for every 60 plus woman who complains that fashion doesn’t cater to them, I’d be retired in the Caribbean by now.</p> <p>Women over 60 tend to fall in to two main categories when it comes to fashion: they are either the proverbial ‘mutton dressed up as lamb’ or women who dress much older than their years.</p> <p>The irony is that there is some great fashion out there for women over 60, it’s all about being brave and knowing where to look.</p> <p>58-year-old Sydneysider and empty-nester, Maria Manissian, laments that she cannot seem to find the right style (or size) of clothes to make her feel sexy and confident any more.</p> <p>“I have always really loved fashion, but I am constantly disappointed by the style of clothes and the stores marketed to women my age,” she says.</p> <p>Suzy Black, an Australian Personal Shopper and Stylist who gives wardrobe make-overs recently appeared in an article in The Sydney Morning Herald addressing the issue.</p> <p>Suzy believes the common mistake mature women make is dressing frumpily and not accentuating the right areas.</p> <p>"Women my age are used to being second best. For years they've put their family first so they fade away and let themselves become invisible when this is the time to re-invent yourself. I'm here to help them get their mojo back," she told <a href="http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/australias-trinny-bringing-style-back-to-the-50-set-20130506-2j32l.html#ixzz32VnjZCYZ"><em>SMH</em></a>.</p> <p>Suzy advocates shopping in chain stores such as Supre, Country Road and Zara and even sharing your wardrobe with your daughters. You not only look better, but it won’t hurt the hip pocket.</p> <p>Below are some handy tips you should keep in mind if you decide to overhaul that wardrobe:</p> <ul> <li>If you really lack confidence in choosing the right clothes, invest in a personal stylist, it could be worth every penny! (Even chain stores like <a href="http://m.myer.com.au/mobile/latest-news/myer-personal-shopping-service.html">Myer </a>and <a href="http://www.davidjones.com.au/Store-Services/Fashion/Personal-Shopping-Service">DJs</a> offer this service affordably.)</li> <li>Make sure you are wearing the right undergarments: bras need to be properly fitted to uplift and support (avoid sagging breasts) and underwear needs to be seamless; Shapewear like <a href="http://www.spanx.com/">Spanx </a>might be something you also need to invest in to avoid the visible panty line</li> <li>Go to the large chain stores before leaping in and spending a fortune in a boutique specifically marketed to 60-somethings.</li> <li>Avoid the two main pitfalls: dressing either too young or too old for your age. For example, either wearing very short skirts and dresses, overly tight tops and stiletto heels, or wearing loose baggy pants and oversized t-shirts or frumpy long shapeless dresses.</li> <li>Sometimes style needs to win out over comfort.  For example, opt for nice tailored pants rather than elasticised waisted pants.</li> <li>Black can be slimming, very stylish and chic, especially when accessorized with a splash of colour.</li> <li>Use accessories to your full advantage.  For example, a chunky colourful necklace or scarf can do wonders for a plain outfit.</li> <li>Invest in attractive, good quality, yet comfortable shoes. Go for a mid-height heel, black or tan knee-length fashionable boots in winter or cute ballet flats if you can’t wear heels.</li> <li>Dress up, rather than down for a special occasion – too many 60-plus women feel it’s ‘all too much of a bother’. Make the effort and you will feel better about yourself.</li> <li>Jeans are a 60-plus woman’s best friend. Update them regularly, they can be extremely flattering at any age. (Tip: darker jeans are more dressy and slimming)</li> <li>Track pants and Ugg boots in public are never acceptable.</li> </ul> <p><em>Written by Danielle Cesta. Republished with permission of </em><a href="https://www.wyza.com.au/articles/lifestyle/wyza-life/who-says-you-can%E2%80%99t-be-50-plus-and-fashionable.aspx"><em>Wyza</em></a><em>.</em></p>

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How to give yourself a pedicure at home

<p>Save both time and money by learning how to do your own pedicure at home. Taking extra special care of your feet will mean you can walk comfortably and with an extra spring in your step.</p> <p><strong>Feet first</strong></p> <p>Our feet have been working hard for us for many years now and require regular servicing to keep them in good working order. Attend to your feet every two or three weeks.</p> <ol> <li>Use a corn plane on calluses and corns. Take care with the first few sweeps when the blade is new and very sharp. Feet must be dry and skin ‘crispy’. Use a new blade every time you perform this procedure.</li> <li>Corn and callus plasters are useful if the corn plane is difficult to use. Follow the instructions and repeat the process for stubborn corns and calluses.</li> <li>If your feet are aching or sore or tired, soak in hot water and a foot soak lotion for twenty or thirty minutes.</li> <li>Always take care each day to wash and dry thoroughly between your toes to prevent inflammation.</li> <li>Try arch supports or custom-made orthotics if you have flat feet.</li> <li>Visit the podiatrist if you have difficulty managing your feet yourself.</li> <li>The foot milk solution (available from pharmacies), which causes dry skin and callus to peel off, is effective and worth using.</li> </ol> <p><strong>Top tip:</strong> Try to arrange for your pharmacy to order 20 or 30 packets of corn plane blades for you to stockpile as they are not always easy to find.</p> <p><strong>Step-by-step home pedicure</strong></p> <ol> <li>Soak your feet in warm soapy water for about twenty minutes, topping up with extra hot water from a nearby jug. Bliss!</li> <li>Adjust a chair under your strong lamp to shine on your toes whilst performing the pedicure.</li> <li>Dry your feet quickly and whilst the nails are softened, trim and cut away any dry and dead skin, especially around the little toes. Expose all the little toenail. You may need a bandaid on your little toes for 24 hours or so.</li> <li>File down any thick toenails with a nail file, or take off a layer of thick toenail with your callus cutter. Be careful.</li> <li>Take off sharp, pointed edges of nails with scissors and pull off thick side cuticles with tweezers.</li> <li>Clean all around your nails with an orange stick.</li> <li>Apply a base coat of clear nail polish, then two coats of colour, counting to 60 between coats. Freeze-dry with baby oil. If you go over the edge onto your skin don’t worry, it will wear off quickly.</li> </ol> <p><strong>Top tip:</strong> Time your pedicure for evening so that you don’t have to put on shoes before the nail polish has cured. It is not necessary to paint your toenails during winter but do have a pedicure either at home or in a salon every two or three weeks to keep your feet and nails in good shape.</p> <p>What are your favourite beauty tips? Let us know in the comments below.</p> <p><em>Written by Margaret Woodberry. Republished with permission of </em><a href="https://www.wyza.com.au/articles/lifestyle/wyza-life/how-to-give-yourself-a-pedicure-at-home.aspx"><em>Wyza</em></a><em>.</em></p>

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Princess Mary steps out in stunning style with Queen Margrethe for royal engagement

<p>Crown Princess Mary and Queen Margrethe of Denmark paid a visit to Copenhagen Zoo looking as stylish as ever.</p> <p>The Danish royals had front row seats as they witnessed the opening of the new enclosure, that is expected to be the home of two pandas.</p> <p>Queen Margrethe kept it simple and classy by opting for an asymmetric cream coat and black leather gloves. She tied the entire look together with a pair of statement earrings.</p> <p>Wearing her hair tied off her face and complimenting her monochromatic look with a pop of red lipstick, the 78-year-old appeared regal as she prepared to offer the zoo a hearty congratulations.</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-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BwFjHxJAmO-/?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="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 style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BwFjHxJAmO-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by DET DANSKE KONGEHUS (@detdanskekongehus)</a> on Apr 10, 2019 at 12:26pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Meanwhile, Crown Princess Mary dazzled in a powder blue coat and navy accessories while accompanying her mother-in-law for the event.</p> <p>Despite the skies being gloomy and overcast, the 47-year-old’s colour of choice helped brighten the day, as she paired the outfit with a grey and black scarf.</p> <p>As they took part in a private tour of the enclosure, the royal duo seemed deeply interested in the zoo’s line of work.</p> <p>“Congratulations to all of us. We now have two pandas in a fabulous enclosure that we can look at for many, many years,” said Margrethe.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see Crown Princess Mary and Queen Margrethe during their visit to Copenhagen Zoo</p>

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Do we want to look younger?

<p>Around the world, the quest for long-lasting beauty is an expensive one.</p> <p>By 2021, the global market for anti-ageing products is projected to reach $US330 billion, according to a <a href="https://www.reuters.com/brandfeatures/venture-capital/article?id=11480">report from Orbis Research</a>.</p> <p>Why are we buying these products? Is it because we strive to look younger? Or do we simply want to look as good as possible as we age?</p> <p>Dr Rachel Thorpe of <a href="https://www.latrobe.edu.au/arcshs">La Trobe University’s Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society</a> says the majority of older women she has interviewed as part of her studies on ageing and appearance are aiming to appear “age appropriate” rather than younger.</p> <p>“It’s not like they say, ‘Oh I wish I looked younger!’” says Dr Thorpe.</p> <p>“They are focused on looking as good as possible for their age. There was an acknowledgement that as you age, you should change the way you dress, colour your hair and do your makeup.</p> <p>“It was more like, ‘Well I’ve got more wrinkles than I’d like to have but I can’t change that, so how do I adapt my makeup, so I don’t accentuate those wrinkles?’”</p> <p>Dr Thorpe, who conducted 60 in-depth interviews with women aged 55 to 81 as part of her research, says society places enormous pressure on women to conform to beauty ideals.</p> <p>“Those expectations we have of women and how they should look don’t just go away when we age,” she says. “However, they are changing — the baby boomer generation are resisting a lot of stereotypes of old age, they don’t want to look like their mothers looked or behave like them.”</p> <p><strong>On getting wrinkles</strong></p> <p>Surprisingly, the company that makes Botox, a well-known anti-ageing product, conducted a study that found older <a href="http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/news-features/TMG11287823/Study-by-Botox-makers-reveals-we-dont-want-to-look-younger.html">women don’t necessarily want to look younger</a>.</p> <p>As reported in The Telegraph, Allergan took photographs of five women in their 50s and then digitally “improved” the pictures. Then they asked 2000 women which pictures appealed to them the most. None of the women chose the most highly altered version — every participant preferred the image in which the women had kept most of her wrinkles.</p> <p>“What’s really interesting is when you speak to older women, they are happy for their experience — they don’t want to be in their 20s or 30s again,” says Dr Thorpe.</p> <p>“But they do have regrets about the social consequences of being older, which includes being less visible and having less social power. They lament the changes in their appearance, but they don’t simply want to look younger, it’s more complicated than that.”</p> <p><strong>How old is old?</strong></p> <p>Australia’s first life table, published in The Sydney Morning Herald a century and a half ago, <a href="https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/life-expectancy-from-45-to-82-years-weve-come-a-long-way-20171106-gzfuzk.html">gave a newborn colonist just 45.6 years to live</a>.</p> <p>One published today would give a newborn boy 80.4 years and a newborn girl 84.6, and that will only increase in the future due to medical advances and genetics. By 2020, life expectancy will be 81 for a male and 86 for a female.</p> <p>According to a <a href="https://www.mercer.com.au/our-thinking/healthy-wealthy-and-work-wise.html">report by Mercer</a>, this will leave many Australians in a dire financial predicament during their later years.</p> <p>“Two-thirds of adults expect to <a href="http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_White_Paper_We_Will_Live_to_100.pdf">live past 80</a>, but only one in three expect to have enough money to afford it,” the report said.</p> <p>At the same time, World Economic Forum (WEF) figures predict the gap between what Australians have in retirement and what they need, will increase to $9 trillion by 2050, from $1 trillion in 2015.</p> <p>The WEF believes working for longer is inevitable. Workers need to save between ten and 15 per cent of their annual salary to support a reasonable level of income in retirement, it says.</p> <p>And the WEF warned that many workers will face a shock in later life, with current savings rates "not aligned with individuals’ expectations for retirement income — putting at risk the credibility of the whole pension system”.</p> <p>This makes Aubrey de Grey’s belief a frightening one. The Cambridge University geneticist believes that within the foreseeable future, human beings will be able to <a href="https://futurism.com/aging-expert-person-1000-born/">live to 1000</a>.</p> <p>Do you want to look younger? And if you could live to 1000, would you want to?</p> <p><em>Written by Leah McLennan. Republished with permission of </em><a href="https://www.wyza.com.au/articles/lifestyle/wyza-life/do-we-really-want-to-look-younger.aspx"><em>Wyza</em></a><em>.</em></p>

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How to tell the difference between sensitive and sensitised skin

<p>Shopping for skincare can be a difficult task to say the least. With so many options available, it can be hard to determine what is right for us. You may have noticed that many skin products claim to be for “sensitive skin”, but did you know that not all sensitive skin is the same? As a matter of fact, there are two types: sensitive skin, and sensitised skin.</p> <p>To put it simply, sensitive skin is something you’re born with. Sensitised skin on the other hand, is when different environmental factors have contributed to the weakening of your skin.</p> <p>Speaking to <a href="https://www.bhg.com.au/difference-between-sensitive-and-sensitised-skin?category=health"><em>Better Homes and Gardens</em></a>, Biologi dermal specialist Lucy Kuper says that sensitised skin is becoming more and more common throughout the world.</p> <p><strong>So, what is sensitised skin? </strong></p> <p>“Sensitised skin is caused by a damaged barrier function that leads to irritated nerve endings,” says Lucy. “It’s a more intermittent problem that flares up in line with specific lifestyle and environmental factors, or as a reaction to products.”</p> <p>Factors that contribute to the sensitising of your skin can include different products that you’re using on your face, the environment you live in, lack of sleep, or stress and chemicals. Extreme temperatures such as intense heat or freezing winds can also wreak havoc on your skin, making it more susceptible to damage over time.</p> <p><strong>What does sensitised skin look like?</strong></p> <p>“In most cases, you won’t need a professional to tell you if you have sensitised skin, you’ll feel it. It can reveal itself in the form of dryness, itchy patches, redness, bumps, flushed patches, irritation and stinging when you apply products,” says Lucy.</p> <p><strong>What is sensitive skin?</strong></p> <p>Sensitive skin is a part of your genetic makeup and is usually something you’re born with. Conditions such as eczema, rosacea and allergic reactions are more commonly associated with sensitive skin.</p> <p>“Sensitive skin refers to an underlying skin condition that is usually caused by a genetic predisposition, usually inherited,” says Lucy. “It’s often the result of a defect in the skin’s epidermal lipid barrier layer (the protective layer) which then causes irritants, and allergens to penetrate the skin and cause various reactions. A disturbed epidermal lipid barrier is an important component in several inflammatory skin diseases such as rosacea, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema.” </p> <p><strong>Can these two types of skin be fixed?</strong></p> <p>Due to sensitive skin being a genetic trait, there is little that can be done to “fix” it, however, there are ways to keep symptoms at bay. Keeping a close eye on your diet and using gentle skincare can help relieve the uncomfortable sensation that comes with having fragile skin.</p> <p>“Sensitised and sensitive skin can be both painful and uncomfortable but can be treated. Start by learning about the ingredients you’re using in your skincare products and avoid the ones that can cause irritation, or those containing fragrance. Try to avoid touching your face, as your hands can contain bacteria which can irritate already irritated skin. Exfoliate regularly to keep skin free from bacteria and use a serum daily to hydrate, nourish and protect cells deep within the dermal layer,” Lucy tells <a href="https://www.bhg.com.au/difference-between-sensitive-and-sensitised-skin?category=health"><em>Better Homes and Gardens</em></a><em>.</em></p>

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Serena Williams' daring outfit: Fashion statement or wardrobe malfunction?

<p>Serena Williams doesn’t just push the boundaries in tennis and that was proven with her latest fashion choice while in NYC this last week.</p> <p>Stepping out onto the Big Apple streets, the international superstar rocked a striped shirt dress with sweetheart heart prints. Paired with a caramel blonde hair do, red pumps and a side show of underwear, the cameras got a picture worth bargaining for.</p> <p>The mother of one was also pictured wandering the streets with the bottom of her dress refusing to stay in place.</p> <p>However, the star has proven she can make it work with a lot of confidence and a smile.</p> <p>While she was there, Williams appeared on the <em>Today</em><span> </span>show, opening up about her on-court legacy.  </p> <p>“Obviously grand slams are most important to me, I was really close last year, so close,” she explained, referring to her loss to Naomi Osaka at the US Open final in September of 2018.</p> <p>After Williams withdrew from the Miami Open this year due to a knee injury, she explained her recovery was “fun while it lasted,” but said she’s back to training and aims to win another grand slam title.</p> <p>“I have a better shot now, but we’ll see, I’m just taking it one day at a time,” she said.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery to see Serena William’s daring outfit.</p> <p>Do you think it was a fashion statement or wardrobe malfunction? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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The correct way to clean your jeans without washing them

<p>It’s a situation we’re all familiar with. You buy a new pair of jeans that fit like a dream and hug you in all the right places … until you decide to throw it in the wash.</p> <p>In comes the disappointment as your trusty denim just doesn’t feel the same way anymore. But there’s a simple solution to this complicated situation – just don’t wash your jeans.</p> <p>It may seem like a crazy concept, but Levi’s CEO and President Chip Bergh says to never throw your jeans in the wash, and when the king of denim gives an order, you follow it.</p> <p>Speaking to <span><a href="https://edition.cnn.com/"><em>CNN</em></a></span>, Bergh said, “If you talk to real denim aficionados, they will all agree you should never put your jeans in the wash.</p> <p>“I spot clean my jeans when they need to be washed. Worst care, I hand wash my jeans. And I do it myself. I mean I love my jeans, and I take good care of them.”</p> <p>John Reid, managing director at clothing retailer Garment Quarter agrees with Bergh, saying his theory makes sense.</p> <p>“Washing your denim jeans can alter the make-up of the material itself, and in fact, your favourite pair of jeans don’t need to be washed as frequently as you may think,” he tells <span><a href="https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/never-wash-jeans-000344119.html"><em>Yahoo UK</em></a></span><em>.</em></p> <p>“The sheer amount of water that they are exposed to in a washing machine can be the culprit for affecting the look and colour of the denim by fading over time.”</p> <p>So, when it comes to jeans, how do you clean them? Here are some nifty ways to keep your jeans looking as good as new.</p> <p><strong>1. Spot clean them</strong></p> <p>If you happen to squirt tomato sauce or chocolate on your light wash jeans, Reid says spot cleaning is the best way to remove unwanted stains.</p> <p>“Keep your designer jeans in top condition by ‘spot cleaning’ any stains by using a toothbrush and a mixture of water with a gentle detergent. Doing this will not only reduce the risk of fading the dye, but you’ll also be helping the environment by reducing your water usage.”</p> <p><strong>2. Freeze them</strong></p> <p>Your freezer isn’t only for leftovers – it’s also to keep your jeans looking new while making sure they’re hygienic.</p> <p>“Fold the jeans and place inside an airtight freezer bag before putting them in the freezer overnight and any bacteria will be killed by the cold temperatures,” Reid advises.</p> <p><strong>3. Hand wash them</strong></p> <p>Sometimes, there really is no other option but to use good ol’ water to clean your jeans thoroughly. When that’s the case, Bergh said to use your hands and a bit of cold water to get them looking fresh.</p> <p>“Or hop in the shower with them on and soak them down and rinse them off – I do that too,” he said.</p> <p>Do you have any nifty hacks when it comes to washing your jeans? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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