Tips for capturing the perfect New Year’s firework shot on your smartphone

Andy Farrer, professional landscape photographer and HTC spokesperson, gives tips for capturing the perfect firework image. 1) Preparation Find out where the fireworks will launch from and pick a vantage point which gives you a good view. Include any landmarks which will add context, rather than just photographing fireworks against a black sky. Consider wind direction and […]

The Rules of Make-up for Emirates Cabin Crew

Ever wonder how Emirates cabin crew look immaculate after a long-haul flight? Here’s the scoop on the “rules” of make-up given to the cabin crew: • Your foundation needs to be as close to your natural skin colour as possible in order for your skin to appear even. • Do not use lip gloss over […]

Beauty & gossip from Vanity Van salon backstage at Latitude Festival

The Vanity Van salon was absolutely rammed all weekend, fully booked every day and  had to turn dozens of people away – the artists at Latitude loved the treatments – male hair cuts and massages were the most popular as well as dozens of Miners Cosmetics makeovers on the girls, buckets of Batiste dry shampoo with  festival locks getting Nicky Clarke’s Tease Me […]

Pippa Middleton launches ‘Celebrate’ – a creative guide to seasonal entertaining

‘Celebrate’ by Pippa Middleton is a comprehensive seasonal guide to simple and creative entertaining. It’s billed as an inspiring journey into British-themed occasions, focusing on tradition and ritual, bringing family and friends together. Including recipes, crafts, games and tips on entertaining, it will take you from Bonfire Night to New Year’s Eve, Children’s Parties to […]