Adorned in petals from head to glossy thigh, Taylor Swift was the very embodiment of Spring as she strutted on stage at the Grammy Awards last week. Her psychedelic floral dress, a £6,500 couture design by Oscar de la Renta, featured more than 200 flowers, each carefully preserved and appliqued by hand to the skater-style gown. With its rainbow-hued wildflowers, roses, gardenias and foliage, the eye-catching design won praise from fans and fashionistas alike. After a year of doom and gloom, and when the outdoors has been more important than ever, it seems flower power is having a moment, While spring fashions are blooming, forget floral prints — as Taylor showed, these days it’s all about using real flowers, with blooms spotted on catwalk designs for Moschino, Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent — and making their way into everything from earrings to shoes. So just how much work goes into making a floral dress like Taylor’s? And can you really turn your … [Read more...] about Blooming hard work! Taylor Swift’s £6,500 dress made of real flowers wowed the Grammys – so how DO you turn your garden into a gown?
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If you like riddles and consider yourself a lateral thinker, why not give this mind-bending set of questions a go? US-based trivia platform Quizly challenges you to get a perfect score with these tricky verbal puzzles which have left many who attempted them scratching their heads. The set of 20 riddles encourage you to think outside the box to solve them - so do you have what it takes to get full marks? Try your hand at the questions below and scroll down to check the answer sheet and see how you got on - no peeking! US-based trivia platform Quizly challenges you to get a perfect score with these tricky verbal puzzles which have left many who attempted them scratching their heads. Stock image RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next How to style your workspace like a royal: Kate Middleton... Queen of style! Letizia of Spain changes into a feather top... Stroke victim who heard doctors' plan to turn off life... One was wrong! People … [Read more...] about Can YOU solve these tricky riddles? Set of 20 mind-bending lateral thinking puzzles will challenge you to think outside the box
Who can fail to have been horrified by the sight of Freddie the seal pup being savagely attacked by a snarling dog on the banks of the Thames at the weekend. The beast was eventually pulled off the defenceless creature by passers-by while the dog’s owner looked on. But it was too late for Freddie, who had to be put down at a nearby wildlife hospital. This incident bore none of the usual hallmarks of such attacks. The dog was not an illegal pit bull and its owner not a feckless member of the shell-suit-wearing classes. Freddie had to be put down in a nearby wildlife hospital after the attack along the Thames It turned out that the terrier-cross in question belonged to a leading barrister, Rebecca Sabben-Clare. Despite signs requesting owners to keep their dogs on a lead — she had let her dog off the leash attached to her jogging belt. To her credit, Ms Sabben-Clare handed over her details to the vet treating the stricken Freddie before returning with her dog to the … [Read more...] about PLATELL’S PEOPLE: Dead seal QC should muzzle her dog, not the media
A financial adviser and mother who has saved over $117,000 by following her own financial challenge has revealed the seven steps to boosting your savings fast. Canna Campbell, from Sydney, devised the '$1,000 Project' five years ago in a bid to boost her personal savings and investments. The project requires the saver to break down large financial goals like a deposit, investment or credit card debt into 'bite-size financial chunks' of $1,000. Every time $1,000 is saved, it should be moved over towards your financial goal. Canna shared the seven steps to help you get started with the $1,000 Project, and said following them will without doubt boost your bank balance significantly. Scroll down for video A financial adviser and mother who saved over $117,000 by following her own financial challenge revealed the seven steps to boosting your savings fast (Canna Campbell pictured) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next How to build a healthy … [Read more...] about How to boost your savings FAST: Financial adviser reveals the seven simple steps that helped her build a six-figure portfolio