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Introducing Joon: The millennial airline
It’s pretty hard to dispute that when it comes to travel, millennials and Generation Z differ from older generations, preferring to take a ‘devil may care’ or #YOLO attitude when it comes to hopping on a plane and exploring new destinations. According to results from a report conducted last year by Northstar Research Partners for...
Boutique hostel hopping in Europe
Budget travel doesn’t have to mean compromising on a slice of luxury. We round up our top boutique hostels within Europe that redefine the traditional notions of stuffy, packed rooms and instead offer contemporary decor and private room options as well as a whole array of added extras from city tours to culinary workshops.  [caption...
The Worldly Wise: Insider Views From Estonia
In a new series we will interview a person from a country outside of UK for their views on their life in their native country. This week we speak to Carmen, born and raised in Estonia.  Where are you from? A village in Central Estonia. (If a student) What are you studying? (If not a...
Muscle Dysmorphia: Are you at risk? Kettlemag, Health, Bigorexia, muscle dysmorphia, Rebecca Parker
When you open a newspaper, turn on the TV or scroll down a webpage all too often you are faced with images of impossibly perfect women – skinny, toned, bronzed. It’s becoming more common in today’s contemporary society that these images receive backlash, not only from women, but from men also, with both genders acknowledging...
Henry Holland launches new collection…for dogs PetsPyjamas, dog bed, Henry Holland, KettleMag, Style, Rebecca Parker
London Fashion Week favorite Henry Holland is on a roll. Debuting his first ever men’s collection at London Collections Men in June, as well as staging an elaborate women’s show at London Fashion Week, he’s still managed to find the time to launch his debut canine collection. Teaming up with pet fashion e-tailer PetsPyjamas, he...
Interview: Shift K3y at South West Four Festival Shift K3y, Lewis Jankel
Lewis Jankel, or Shift K3y as he’s known on the music circuit, is the next bright young thing to be taking on the dance scene and he’s certainly one that should be on your radar. I managed to grab five minutes with the 22-year-old to have a chat about his fans, his summer and why...
SW4: The best bits Main stage SW4, festivals, Rebecca Parker, Kettlemag.co.uk
This August bank holiday weekend saw party goers don their wellies and head to the backyard Ibiza that is South West Four (SW4). Festival fanatics were able to experience some of the biggest DJs in the world on Clapham Common; immersing themselves in the best music has to offer in the way of techno, electro,...
August Fashion: Summer Sales Kettlemag, Style, Fashion, Summer, Rebecca Parker
We're almost at the end of August and that means summer is on its way out. Boo. However, that does mean that we get to wrap up in cosy knits and embrace the earlier evenings with a mug of hot chocolate. The shops are officially starting their end of summer sales and of course that...
Where are all the women? Kettlemag, style, women, Rebecca Parker,
In light of the recent #HeforShe campaign headed by Emma Watson the actress and U.N Women Goodwill Ambassador has extended her campaign for gender equality to the fashion industry. Teaming up with British Vogue to create a three-minute video Emma talks about wanting to ‘get this dialogue happening specifically within the fashion industry to ask...
Tinderella: ‘Oh, you found my glass slipper.’ lovehearts sweets
How many times can someone tell you that what you’re looking for is right under your nose? If I were to count it would probably be upwards of a hundred times. Whether it was by my mum or my friends they would often utter the cliché phrase. It may have taken six years but I...
New womenswear brand launched at Topshop Tori Michaels
Former Ted Baker designer Jodie Fleischmann is launching her first collection at TopShop’s flagshop store in London. The collection, named Tori Michaels, has a range of twenty elegant and chic styles ideal for the modern day urban woman. Ranging from dresses, to capes, to coats the capsule collection should be on your radar for this...
ASOS menswear lookbook SS15 occasion ASOS Menswear SS15 occasionwear
Who said monochrome had to mean boring? ASOS combines texture and pattern to keep their summer occasion-wear looking fresh and bang up to date. There's no way you'll upstage the bride...(sorry, groom) but these looks are a subtle way of saying 'I know it's your big day, but I'm still looking mighty fine'. You can mix...
Tinderella: Sometimes you have to call it quits Tinder, love, kettle mag, rebecca parker
Today I’m posing a question. How many times can you try and save someone? Over the past six years I’ve had fair share of relationships that were never quite right. Whether it be coping with a controlling boyfriend, helping another with their mental health diagnosis or constantly reassuring someone with trust issues, there has never...
ASOS High Summer Lookbook Kettlemag, ASOS, Lookbook, High Summer
ASOS' High Summer Lookbook will have you reaching for your suitcase and booking a flight to warmer climates. These global traveller inspired looks  set the tone with khaki and flirt with colour in the form of rainbow crochet crop tops and quirky zig-zag detailing. Fringing is a massive trend this summer and doesn't have to...
Interview with Bloomberg Television Anchor and Editor-at-Large, Francine Lacqua Kettlemag, Media, Bloomberg Television, Francine Lacqua, Becky parker,
Here at Kettle we want to celebrate the women in business that take charge of their careers and inspire both women AND men to be proactive, switched on and passionate about what they do. Francine Lacqua is an award-winning anchor and editor-at-large for Bloomberg Television. The American-based international cable and satellite business is distributed globally and reaches...
Tinderella – “What part of ‘I don’t do hookups’ do you not understand?” Kettlemag, Relationships, Tinder, Rebecca Parker
Another week, another date. I used to be a serial monogamist but as of late I’ve been embracing my single side and getting to know people on a far more casual basis.  There may be some of you that groan and say ‘yet another female that has disregarded her morals and dropped her panties’. However...
Tinderella: A heart felt tale of friendship, lust and sexting
This post goes somewhat against the title but allow me to explain. I first started talking to Jimbob Jr. (he picked his name for the article…) in February following a break up from ‘the one’. I didn’t actually meet Jimbob on Tinder, but another dating app, and I remember that it was his sense of...
Our Four Favourite Hollywood Style Icons Kettlemag, Style, Hollywood, Rebecca Parker
America month wouldn’t be complete without taking a look at some of the most beautiful and influential Hollywood starlets. From the 1940’s-1960’s a whole host of glamorous women made their name on the silver screen, each influencing the style of a generation of young females, something that is still noted today.  Grace Kelly [Image source:...
Tinderella: Still waiting for that perfect fit
Tinder. The dating app that has appeared from nowhere and dramatically changed the way we view dating. Following a pretty crap break up and armed with the website’s catchphrase: ‘Tinder is how people meet. It’s like real life, but better”, I decided to take the plunge and dive headfirst into the cyber dating scene. And...
Fashion exhibitions to see this summer
Make the most of your summer and check out the latest fashion exhibitions to head to.  Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an icon.  Thirty-five unseen photographs from Audrey Hepburn's sons personal collection have gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery's summer exhibition. The exhition delves into the life of the famous film star, featuring a portrait of...
South West Four 2015 South West Four, Festivals, Kettlemag, Rebecca Parker
South West Four 2015 will see over 100 DJ's and electronic artists across ten arenas after increasing its capacity to 100,000. This will be the year that SW4 debuts a second main stage, the biggest indoor structure ever erected on Clapham Common.
 Now in its twelfth year the festival still manages to push the boundaries for UK electronic music festivals....
3 songs that remind me of my dad KettleMag, Rebecca Parker, Music
This is how I'll remember my dad. A cup of tea in hand and always sitting on his bum. When Father's Day came around this year, I wasn't quite sure how I would feel. My dad passed away from cancer last year, and Father's Day was the last 'first event/anniversary/important date' without him after getting...
London Collections Men SS16 Kettlemag, Style, Rebecca Parker, London Collections, Men SS16,
London Collections is the highlight of the menswear calendar.  Taking place every January and June it celebrates the creative and commercial importance of the British menswear industry. As LCM entered its seventh season we were promised that it would be bigger and better than before – and it definitely didn’t disappoint. Often lost in the...
Review: Drones by Muse Kettle Mag, Rebecca Parker, Music, Muse, Drones, Album, Review
Muse are back with their seventh studio album Drones. Their pre-release of ‘Dead Inside’ lulled us into a false sense of security, a pop-rock track with angst filled lyrics. Nice enough - but nothing out of the ordinary. However, this was just a red herring for what is arguably one of Muse’s best albums. Having sold...
H&M set to collaborate with Balmain Oliver Rousteing, Karim Sadli, H&M Press Release
The confirmation of the H&M/Balmain collaboration has certainly established one thing. Fast-fashion is a young person’s game. Creative Director, Oliver Rousteing, at just 29 has managed to cause internet frenzy with one simple hashtag. #HMBalmainnation. Taking to Twitter, Rousteing’s pal, Kendall Jenner, caused internet meltdown by posting links to H&M and Balmain’s websites. Of course...
Award winners at Graduate Fashion Week 2015 Kettlemag, Rebecca Parker, Style, Fashion, GFW,
Graduate Fashion Week, sponsored by George at Asda, concluded on Tuesday evening crowning Hannah Wallace, from Manchester School of Art, as the winner of this year’s gold award. Her ski inspired collection included a range of oversized jackets and clothing emblazoned with her personal brand. Wallace follows in the footsteps of previous winners Matthew Williamson...
What does the future hold for fashion magazines?
The debate over the supposed decline of traditional printed magazine and newspaper publications, in favour of news websites, has been raging on for the past several years. Websites like The Business of Fashion suggest that the rise in internet domination has been caused by economic crisis, however this is not simply the case. The success of fashion...
Is the commute right for you?
This is it. This is your moment. You’re about to embark on that big scary adventure that the adults call 'work'. But first, you have to get there. Even if you don’t work you’re probably familiar with the wonderful term that your parents or peers call ‘the commute’ - which is more favourably known as...
Ethical fashion: how are your clothes produced? ethical fashion, kettle mag rebecca parker
Fashion, for an industry that hires millions of people across the world and makes £21 billion in the UK alone each year, it all too often gets shunted into the sidelines when it comes to global issues. There’s no denying that fashion is a big business, yet why is it that the focus seems blinkered by the face...
London Fashion Week SS16 is moving to Soho London Fashion Week moves to Soho
Somerset House has been the home to London Fashion Week for the past six years, but now the biggest event on the fashion calendar is upping sticks to a new venue, a car park in Soho. Brewer Street car park is to be main hub of activity this year. Situated in the bustling creative epicentre of...
Vogue Fashion Festival 2015 vogue fashion festival
Vogue Festival 2015, in association with Harrods, took place in glamourous Kensington. The Royal College of Art and the Royal Geographical Society played host to an array of events, including interviews with industry panellists such as designer Henry Holland and Vogue’s very own editor-in-chief Alexandra Schulman. Ticketholders were treated to beauty lessons from Bobbi Brown...
Fashion: The art of being authentic street style fashion, Rebecca Parker, Kettle mag,
OUR university years are meant to be the best of your life. Partying, making new friends and working your butt off (sometimes) are all a part of the wonderful of being young, wild and free. Whilst some people seem to have natural style and flair, others have to work damn hard to look, at the...
Urban street style and London Fashion Week urban4.jpg
LONDON Fashion Week is home to the peacocks, the bloggers and the industry elite. But there seems to be a subtle shift on the horizon. The crowds are fighting back and we’re starting to see a new generation of trendsetters. These are the people taking street style back to its roots, drawing inspiration from urban locals,...