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BUMPER SUMMER FASHION SHOOT!

NORTH EAST FASHION FOR YOU: Kate Fearnley, Rock ‘N Rose, Laura Moore, Redana Studio! PLUS:

A YEAR OF CELEB, LINDSEY KELK & RJ THOMPSON

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FASHIONISTA STYLE:

CONTENTS MAY 2012

19_North East Events: What to do throughout May.

20_North East Fashion: Top tips for you

MAKE UP:

to look your best this summer.

106_Get the look: Bright eyes,

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Smell great all summer long

22_Kate Fearnley: Designer to the stars Peachy lips, Cat eyes, Bold blusher 26_Rock ‘N Rose: Jewels all over the 115_Perfect summer perfumes: 32_Laura Moore: The North East’s new fashionista

35_Redana Studio: Scarves for all year round

37_How to: Create your own teacup ring 37_Summer Lovin’ With Denise:

Fashionista Blogger tells you her top summer trends

41_Style quiz: Which fashionista are you?

TRENDS:

117_Make up quiz: What make up style suits you best?

YOU:

121_Letters: Your views 122_Advice: Your worries answered 126_Seeing stars: A year of celebrity 129_The books of my life: Lindsey Kelk reveals her favourite books

133_Inspiration: Second chances for Lisa Askew

44_Nudes, Nauticals, Leather, 134_One to watch: Newcastle Brights, Glitter and Prints: The hottest star RJ Thompson

looks this season

52_Accessory photo shoot: It's all about the BLING!

57_Welcome to my Wardrobe: Editor special

60_ Summer holiday: What to pack for your summer holiday in the sun

64_Summer shoot: Fashionista head to the beach house for summer fun!

139_Fashionista competition: Win a trip to Hollywood!

141_Rainbow cake recipe: A delicious treat for you to enjoy

142_Subscribe to Fashionista 143_Fashionista stocklist 145_Fashionista directory 148_Don’t Worry be Happy

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FASHIONISTA The Editor’s Letter Hello and welcome, We’ve been a busy bunch this month making sure that this issue of Fashionista is jam packed with the things you love. There’s a whole load of information on local fashion companies to show you that you can be a true fashionista without having to leave the North East, we have such fabulous fashion in the area and it’s time to embrace it! We chatted to designers, jewellers and even an accessory brand, so there is something for everyone. And because we’re so nice at Fashionista we’ve put together a page full of top tips and our favourite fashion shops in the area. Not only have we got local fashion for you but we also show you how to look amazing wherever you go this summer with the top trends and make up styles. Fashionista also spent some time chatting to a few local stars, including a fabulous charity worker and an amazing musician. As well as giving you the low down on author Lindsey Kelk’s best books and the details on a year of celebrity. Some how we even found time to make a lovely cake for you all to have a go at baking, yummy! So here’s to a sunny summer and a big slice of cake! Enjoy the issue,

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FASHIONISTA STAFF EDITOR IN CHIEF: Amy Woodhouse FEATURES WRITER: Amy Woodhouse DESIGNER: Amy Woodhouse CONTRIBUTORS: Lindsey Kelk Lucy @ MissLucyLoves Denise @ The Swelle Life PHOTOGRAPHER: Amy Woodhouse PICTURE EDITOR: Amy Woodhouse MODELS: Jenny Pattinson Alex Dobson Chloé Nile STYLIST: Amy Woodhouse

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SPECIAL THANKS: Kate Fearnley, Rock ‘N Rose, Laura Moore, Andrea Freeman, The Burdon Family, Lisa Askew, RJ Thompson PUBLISHER: Amy Woodhouse ADVERTISING: Amy Woodhouse CIRCULATION: Amy Woodhouse

EDITORIAL OFFICE: FASHIONISTA FIRST FLOOR The Newgate Centre, 69 Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

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STYLE Fashion in the North East is ever growing, with local clothing designers and jewellery companies making waves around the world promoting a unique style that you can only find up North! In this issue FASHIONISTA chats to local designers Kate Fearnley , Redana Studio and Laura Moore, as well as Celeb fave Rock ‘N Rose.

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FASHIONISTA The best fashion events going on in the North East this month:

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Journeys In Beadwork, The Shipley Art Gallery , 21 Apr-2 Sept An amazing exhibition which gives you the chance to see the fascinating history of South African beadwork up close and personal. Features clothing and accessories worn on special occasions, something a little different for you to experience.

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Check out the fashions of the Tudors, lots of outfits that are fit for a Queen for you to see.

Daisy’s Handpicked Market, The Shipley Art Gallery, 26 May After the success of past events the market returns with the best of the North East! A selection of unique and handmade products with more than 40 small local businesses taking to the stalls. Lots to chose from including jewellery, food and gifts.

Advintageous vintage fair, Scarborough, 6 May A day full of entertainment and a mix of vintage treasure. Plenty of stalls to bag a bargain, photo opportunities and the chance for you to experience a vintage look at the hairdressers and beauty parlour.

Fashion from the past, Belsay Hall, 8 May - 11 May

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Newcastle Fashion Week, Newcastle, 26 May - 3 June Putting fashion on the map and celebrating Newcastle as the Fashion Capital of the North. Lots to see and do with catwalks, VIP events, insiders talks and much more. Not to be missed by any Fashionista!

Chic Vintage fair, Stockton-on-Tees, 21st July

Grab yourself a bargain at the fabulous vintage fair. There is lots for you to chose from and you are guaranteed to find a great addition to your wardrobe, whether a beautiful vintage dress or an accessory to add to any outfit, there is something for you!

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Your fashion is fab!

Fashionista top tips on how you can look amazing!

Top tips on how you can look great all year round and the perfect reason to hit the shops, Fashionista tells you where you’ll find the best buys.

1. Everyone loves having a clear out, so if you haven’t worn it for over six months then get rid of it! Also rotate your wardrobe to suit the seasons, for instance in winter pack away your summer clothes so that you don’t have to fight through summer dresses to get to that winter jumper and do the same in the summer with your winter clothes.

Here at Fashionista we believe that the best accessory to go with any outfit is your confidence. If you want to look good it is important that you feel good too! Make sure you wear the right clothes for your shape and enjoy your life to the full. No matter your age, race or shape you are beautiful, and if you follow these simple Fashionista steps then you will just enhance your beauty.

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Lucy of the Miss Lucy Loves Blog gave Fashionista these tips just for you! 1. Wear what your comfortable in. Yes, those heels and skintight dress might look amazing but if you have to walk anywhere or eat anything then it's all going to go to pot very quickly. If you're comfortable, you're confident. 2. It might be a bit boring, but choose a colour scheme for your wardrobe which looks great with your skin tone, eye colour and hair colour. When you're out shopping, check that the item will complement the rest of your wardrobe and you will always look put together. 3. Layers are your friend if you live in the UK. Bulk buy plain tank tops so you've always got loads to hand, just in case the rest are in the wash!

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Fashionista Confidence!

2. Good underwear is key to looking good. Your mother may say always wear matching underwear but Fashionista believe it is all to do with structuring, if you wear the right bra that top you love will look a lot better - trust us! 3. Make sure your clothes fit properly, you want people to be looking at how gorgeous you are not because you have a dress thats two sizes too big or too small. Always take someone you trust with you when you go clothes shopping, get them to tell you if an outfit shows off your best or bad bits.

Lucy Loves’ top shops in the North East! 1. Jules B - Jesmond 2. Cruise - Princess Sq 3. John Lewis - Eldon Sq 4. Fenwick - Eldon Sq 5. Daniel - Jesmond

Fashionista top shops in the North East!

Take a peek at Lucy’s blog: Make sure you check out Fashionista Lucy’s blog: www.misslucyloves.com for all the latest fashion trends and updates.

1. Van Mildert - Middlesbrough 2. Urban Outfitters - Newcastle 3. Psyche - Middlesbrough 4. Gap outlet - Dalton Park 5.Zara - Metro Centre

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Kate Fearnley:

Designer to the stars!

Based in Middlesbrough Kate Fearnley is a local fashion star, with her designs being worn by celebs all over the country, Amy Woodhouse looks into the Kate Fearnley brand.

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ate Fearnley was brought up in the North East, in 1997 she graduated from Northumbria University with a fashion degree. She began her career working for a design company but in 2002 with the help of the Prince’s Trust she decided to launch her own label. Now she is one of the countries most quirky and sophisticated brands.

“Anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in fashion needs to understand that it is really hard work!”

Kate Fearnley Kate, “The whole thing was like a dream – one of the best days of my life and career to date.” In the past Kate has won the Princes Trust award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year and has been nominated in Grazia magazine’s Entrepreneur Awards, she was also given the chance to visit Number 10 Downing Street to meet with Sarah Brown alongside other designers. Not only has Kate won awards but her designs have gained a whole load of celebrity fans! Alexandra Burke, Sarah Harding, Pixie Lott, Zoe Salmon and Amy Childs have all been spotted on the red carpet wearing Kate’s pieces. Although this doesn’t matter to Kate, “Seeing celebrities wear my designs is fantastic, but to be honest it’s the real people that matter to me. The celebrity world is so fickle. What counts

And fashion critics are fans too, in 2010 Kate won a Cosmopolitan award for Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year, “Being nominated for the Cosmopolitan award was an achievement in itself – I was really excited about attending the event and seeing all the inspirational people there. It never occurred to me that I would win!” says FASHIONISTA 22 May 2012

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is making everyday people feel and look absolutely amazing – there’s no better job satisfaction than that. I’m not saying I haven’t enjoyed being involved with celebrities, of course I have, but the real world is so much more challenging and rewarding.”

“You only live once and you have to make the most of it and keep your dream alive.”

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Kate opened her Middlesbrough based Boutique in 2005, where she spends her time creating unique pieces made from unusual fabrics, textures and shapes. Fans of hers travel the country to visit her and the stylish boutique which showcases just what Kate is good at in a glamourous atmosphere. Her unique designs mean fans are always eager to see her new collections, something which Kate describes as “bold, new and exciting; enabling wearers to stand out from the crowd.”

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And after years of hard work Kate has no plans to head to London to further her fashion career and she has wise words for those wishing to following her footsteps, “Never give up! If you believe in what you do, then go for it. You only live once and you have to make the most of it and keep your dream alive.”

“Ignore those who say you can’t, and surround yourself with positive people who can support and drive you and your business forward. Also, don’t bother with Despite being one of the countries top going to London! It may seem that designers Kate doesn’t take advantage of her everything happens there, but you can just as career, “Anyone who is interested in pursuing easily stay in the North East and bring a career in fashion needs to understand that business and activity to the region, without it is really hard work! You are only as good as getting sucked in to being ‘just a number’ your last collection and the pressure if always in London.” on to continue to produce the quality and the innovation from season to season.” and she is Kate’s designs are available in over 80 thankful of her fans, “once you have a loyal stockists through the UK and also through her crowd of customers and stockists, and win website: www.katefearnleyboutique.co.uk and awards recognising the hard work, there is check out her designs. nothing better in the world!” F

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Rock ‘N Rose:

Jewels all over the world!

When two sisters from Teesside decided to earn some extra cash little did they know that they would become one of the most exciting jewellery brands in the country, Amy Woodhouse tells their story.

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ess and Emily Jane Lathan established Rock ‘N Rose in 2007 while they were both studying full time, Jess was at University and Emily was at College. Without any experience in jewellery making they decided to make some vintage inspired pieces from home, “We initially created a few unique pieces for ourselves, which caught the eye of friends and family.” says Jess, “We began to sell to our close friends and family and eventually Emily created an online store without any prior training.”

“If we love it, we’ll brand it Rock ‘N Rose”

featuring an artists palette and a birds cage perfect for summer weddings and picnics in the park!

Jess and Emily Lathan to grow and be exposed to a wide audience of fashion focussed individuals. In a recent issue of Now Magazine, Pixie Lott referred to Rock ‘N Rose as her favourite jewellery brand alongside Disney Couture and Tiffany & Co. A real honour for us!”

Much hard work goes into the pieces sold by Rock ‘N Rose with their inspiration coming from ‘the years we missed, the If winning awards isn’t the way to see how Hollywood era, romance, magpies and a good successful Rock ‘N Rose has become then the cup of tea.’ Each piece is specially made with army of celebrity fans is! “Many a wide range of jewellery available, from celebrities have been spotted wearing Rock Scrabble necklaces and Friendship bracelets ‘N Rose including Pixie Lott, Fearne Cotton, to Tea cup rings and fashion Turbans. There Adele and Una Healy but to name a few!” is also a vintage range and the Libertarian The celeb exposure “has allowed the brand range which is made up of unique headpieces, 26

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Celeb favourites include the Olra and Elissa ring, both have been spotted on Pixie Lott and Fearne Cotton on their days out and about. And it’s not just in the UK where celebs are sporting Rock ‘N Rose pieces but the sisters spotted Comedian Russell Kane wearing their Scrabble ring on an episode of ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Now!’.

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“Take over the world one jewel at a time.”

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Soon the girls were receiving orders from all over the world as well as being nominated for awards, they won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 at the Women into the Network Awards and also won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 at the Best New Business Awards, “To be nominated for awards and to win awards is a huge honour for us. It’s lovely to receive recognition for our hard work and it’s also a way of measuring our own success.”

LIBERTARIAN Heidi Oversized Flower Headpiece £35

And even the girls have their favourites: “The China tea set ring is probably my favourite piece,” says Jess, “just because it’s so unique!” As is the the Rock ‘N Rose approach: they work hard and do so because they love their business and the pieces they are creating. The girls are proud of how far their inspiration has taken them from 2007, and it

LIBERTARIAN Hummingbird Headpiece £45

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has all been done in the North East as each piece of jewellery and headwear is designed, sourced, produced and dispatched from their headquarters on Yarm High Street.

“Pixie Lott referred to Rock ‘N Rose as her favourite jewellery brand alongside Disney Couture and Tiffany & Co. A real honour for us!” WIth an ethos of “If we love it, we’ll brand it Rock ‘N Rose” there is no wonder that the company is considered as “one of the most exciting and vibrant up-and-coming jewellery brands in the UK today.” With a bright future ahead of them Rock ‘N Rose have a simple motto to spur them on: “Take over the world one jewel at a time.” Why not treat yourself to an exclusive piece or two by visiting their website: www.rocknrose.co.uk and don’t forget to like them on Facebook!

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Laura Moore:

Black Polka Top £18

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The North East’s new fashionista! She has worked for some of the top labels in the country but now Hebburn-born Laura Moore has launched her own brand and has opened a boutique in the area to showcase her fashions, Amy Woodhouse tells her story.

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aura Moore began her career working for fashion labels including River Island, Sodamix and Lily Kitten, it was there that she worked on design and styling. After a long time of working for others Laura decided to launch her own fashion label. She opened her own limited edition designer boutique where she designs and creates her unique pieces, something which Laura says “has taken me a long time and a lot of hard work but I finally accomplished one of my all time dreams”

Since beginning her career Laura has worked on a number of collections which she has showcased at many charitable events including, the Hard Rock Cafe’s Help the Heroes, Newbury Fashion Look Good Week in aid of Marie Curie and The Young Designer Awards supporting international ethnic fashion, “I do a number of showcases and fashion shows in London which I love and it helps me promote myself and the brand.”

Opening her own boutique is just the start, Laura now has her eyes set on working towards a career as a stylist and has been involved in a range of projects. She has worked on photo shoots, brand re-developments and visualisation projects. And has also been involved in casting calls where she has judged models for fashion shows and events, “I have taken my passion for fashion and represented the high street fashion brand PepperTree on Ideal World Shopping channel Live which was very exciting and rewarding.“

The work has paid off for Laura as she now has her own fashion boutique on one of the biggest fashion websites in the UK, “ASOS has been brilliant for me so far, its an amazing platform to sell and advertise my brand.”

“I have a great family unit who are highly supportive and helpful.”

“I do a number of showcases and fashion shows in London which I love and it helps me promote myself and the brand.”

Photos: Laura Moore

Not only does Laura stock her outfits online but she also spends time touring the country and has participated in the Clothes Show Live, Glastonbury and the V-Festival. However she still likes to ensure her products are in stock for her fans and has recently opened a boutique in the shopping centre of her hometown, Hebburn. The boutique has been launched in partnership with her mum with the idea of bringing her London based designer clothing to the North East, while Laura spends her time designing and supplying the boutique.

She has also begun supplying celebrities with her clothing and her designs have been seen on Xfactor and on The Only Way is Essex as well as featuring in the music video and calendar shoot of singer/song writer Tiger Lilly.

who she is surrounded by, “I’m inspired by anything that is creative and visual, so since college and university I just had a passion to really get into the fashion industry and make my mark.” And Laura has not been alone in making her mark, saying that she has always been supported by her family and her love of fashion: “I always knew that I wanted to do my own clothing even before working for other brands, however it was vital I got some great experience to ensure my chosen route was going to be the right one. I’ve been involved with some really great events and worked with some inspiring people that have helped me launch myself, not only that but I have a great family unit who are highly supportive and helpful.” To check out Laura’s designs and treat yourself to one of her fabulous pieces visit her website: www.lauramoorefashion.co.uk and like her on Facebook.

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Redana Studio:

Scarves for all year round!

Working from Darlington owner of Redana Studio, Andrea Freeman has never been held back from achieving her dreams. Amy Woodhouse looks at the Redana Studio brand creating fashionable scarves for everyone to enjoy.

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ndrea Freeman launched accessory business Redana Studio in March 2011 after months of planning. Her main aim was to provide beautiful silk scarves to fashion fans and to grow her brand, Andrea says, “Redana was launched purely online with accessories, the strategy for the first year was to build solid foundations from which to grow the brand.” With unique prints on silk scarves Redana Studio produce luxury accessories which cannot be found elsewhere, something which Andrea credits to “Being creative and making a quality product with no boundaries or restraints.” This mantra is making Redana Studio one of the most up-and-coming accessory brands in the country, if not the world.

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“Fashion is global because of the internet you can pick and choose.”

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Andrea Freeman With a lot of hard work going into the pieces, each scarf takes a couple of weeks to produce, and there are plenty of designs to chose from including a beautiful bird print and a city horizon print. Being based in the North East is something which Andrea is proud of, “the North East is a great base. We have great transport links and a strong manufacturing work ethic. Fashion is global because of the internet you can pick and choose.” And she has big plans for Redana Studio having worked in London and Hong Kong over the past ten years Andrea is not letting her location affect her dreams, “being based in the North East doesn’t stop you from being inspired by the rest of the world or doing business there. We will have a sales office in London or Paris in due time.” Take a look at the Redana Studio website for something unique: www.redanastudio.co.uk

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Create your own Teacup ring

You will need:

A dolls house tea set including matching tea cup and saucer Silver ring base adjustable is best

Fashionista How to

Follow in the footsteps of Rock ‘N Rose and make your very own teacup and saucer ring. It’s ever so easy to do and is sure to get you compliments from all that see it!

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Step One: To begin use the hardware glue to stick the teacup on to the saucer, allow to dry before mixing a new batch of glue.

Test that the glue has dried by lightly pulling on the teacup and saucer, and congrats you have created your very own teacup ring!

Step Two: Smear a large dot of glue on to the ring base.

Step Three: Place the teacup and saucer on to the base and hold for a few seconds.

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Top tip - Create a batch of these and send them out as unique gifts for family and friends!

Put the ring (teacup side down) on to a firm base, leave for a few minutes to allow the glue to dry.

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SUMMER LOVIN’ With Denise is the creator of the Swelle Life blog and boutique, the perfect place for all your fashion needs. Whether you want to swoon over beautiful dresses, amazing houses or delicious looking cupcakes it is all in one place. Denise is originally from Canada and spent time living in heart of fashion, Paris. For more information visit: www.theswellelife.com

Maui Wowie Florals in summer are nothing new, especially now that we’re treated to them year-round. But 2012 has ditched the ditzy and gone full-on tropical with big and bold prints straight out of a Hawaiian Tiki party. Wear the traditional island look as an oversized beach shirt, or take it forward with high-tech digital prints that incorporate Hawaiian flowers.

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Good news, free spirits! Thanks to the spring/summer collections showing us everything from Roaring Twenties to 90s grungy flannels (really) and every decade in between, we can pick and choose to wear what we love most during our precious few warm weeks. And should we not have a say anyway? Blind trend-following is only good if you have a penchant for filling your Oxfam donation bag every two months. Times are tough and we need to make our wardrobe purchases count, so let’s forget the pyjama outfits from the catwalks and focus on the best of the trends: quality pieces that are firmly rooted in classic styling, with heaps of fresh, sensible flair to keep us enamoured a few years on.

Left: Tropical goes high fashion at Stella McCartney with kaleidoscope digital printed dresses and matching leggings.

Candy Colours Summer is the time to let go of your colour shyness and embrace the full spectrum of pastels and brights. No one does candy colour chic like Jonathan Saunders; his elegant cuts, fluid fabrics and feminine, graphic prints create a playful sophistication that can be worn at any age.

Dapper Flapper Every fashionista’s wardrobe must have a bit of that glorious Art Deco graphic style that drips with lush embellishments on luxurious fabrics. Sound too much for your causal lifestyle? Fear not, the look can translated to beachy retreats where an espadrille or flip-flop is the perfect companion.

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Right: Noa Noa’s trademark boho styling brings a bit of Indian flavour with beading and embroidery to this flowing 1920s-influenced chiffon dress. The relaxed waist and straight cut of the flapper style flatters a range of body types.

Right: Jonathan Saunders jokingly calls his South Beach-inspired SS12 collection “The colours of pills.”

Festival Fashion And it wouldn’t be summer in England without the music festivals, which are surely a ruse to keep the Wellington industry booming. This is the place where grunge is not only ok but practically uniform. Just don’t be silly and spend designer money on this trend unless you have the budget of Kate Moss – not only will your outfit endure a beating, but this look anywhere but Glasto will make you look like you’ve arrived in a Kurt Cobain-driven time machine! FASHIONISTA

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Fashionista Quiz

What type of Fashionista are you? Are you a disco diva? or a rock chick? answer a few questions about yourself and discover your true fashionista style!

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Follow in the footsteps of Taylor Swift and dress in pretty prints for a cute summer look. For an instant outfit update introduce a waist belt and an arm full of bangles.

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You love spending time outdoors, whether it's lazying in the sun or climbing trees you love fun. Show everyone how fun you are and wear bright colours this summer.

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Just dance your way in to style this summer. Dress in glitter for extra glamour and attract the attention of those around you.

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Make like Kate Moss and rock out for summer. Add a touch of leather to your outfit for instant rocker glam and make a statement in the sun.

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You're just like Jessie J, a fun loving party girl who loves looking as good as she sounds. Try changing your hairstyle this summer to show off your fun personality.

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TRENDS FASHIONISTA makes things easy for you this season by showcasing the hottest summer trends. Whether you want to channel leather rock chic, glitter glamour puss or eye-catching prints, FASHIONISTA has an outfit to suit you and your budget!

Paul’s Boutique, Matalan, Accessorize, Next, House of Fraser

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Fashionista Accessories Now that summer is here it’s time for you to get your jewels out and bling up your outfits. Clutch bags are big this season and arms should be filled with bracelets which make you shimmer in the sun! Make a statement with bold patterns and a fist full of diamonds!

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As a fashion lover I’ve always got my eye out for pieces to add to my collect, so now I welcome you to have a peek in my wardrobe. Here are a few of Amy Woodhouse’s favourite pieces. I like to have lots of tops in my wardrobe, they are very easy to mix and match with other items and are great for layering. I tend to wear batwing sleeved tops with leggings as the details tend to distract the eye from bits that I want to keep out of the spotlight.

I love leggings and practically live in them. I have numerous pairs in lots of colours and patterns, they're a must have item for me!

A good cut skirt works wonders, I love the bright purple of this one and it was a real bargain. The overlap of material at the front is fab for hiding my tummy especially after a big meal!

One thing which is important when buying clothes is making sure the outfit suits your body shape. What might look good on my size eight friend won’t work so well on my curves, to be confident in what you wear you need to make sure it fits properly.

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Fashionista Look I like to have my own style. Sometimes I’ll follow trends if I think I can wear them well, every now and then I get it wrong but that’s to be expected. No one is perfect. Not even in fashion.

This maxi dress hides a multitude of sins, I wore it on holiday last year and it was the perfect day to night dress. The back detailing stops the dress from being too plain and it looks lovely on, the only bad thing is that it makes me want to go on holiday again!

I have lots of sheer blouses in my wardrobe, much like my tops they are a staple to my outfits. I love that they can dress up any outfit, whether smart or casual, they look fab with jeggings and flats.

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I prefer to wear modern clothes such as maxi dresses, skinny jeans, t-shirts and cardigans. I’m not a fan of vintage clothing but think that if you wear it right it can look amazing, just as long as you wear high heels with it – flat shoes are a big no!

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MAKE UP Try the best make up looks this summer and be the centre of attention with bright eyes, peachy lips and bold blusher. FASHIONISTA shows you the easiest ways to dazzle in the sun, so you can spend your summer out with your friends instead of sitting in front of a mirror all day worrying about your style.

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Make Up for Summer Nights FASHIONISTA shows you how to create the hottest summer looks in easy to follow steps so you don’t have to work up a sweat.

I like going out with make up on, my favourite pieces are: Eyeliner, Mascara and Lip Gloss – I never go anywhere without these! I really like glossy nail varnish but love the crackle nail varnish you can buy. I think that some people can wear too much make up but I prefer a more natural look.

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Ensure your face is clean and moisturised before applying a base, Fashionista has used Rimmel foundation and facial powder to create a pore less look. Add bronzer for an extra sun kissed feel. Next focus on your eyes, go for a bold colour to draw attention, in this case a Bright Blue Fearne Cotton eye palette has been used to create the look. Begin by covering your lids in the eye shadow, carefully trace the colour along your bottom lashes and finish up by gently smoothing out the eye shadow for complete coverage. Coat your lashes with a voluming mascara such as Soap and Glory: Thick and Fast. Finally go for nude lips so that you don’t attract from the eyes.

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Apply a simple base coat to your face, ensuring that blemishes are covered and that you look refreshed. Begin work on your lips by applying a thin coat of foundation to make sure that the colour stays in place. Line your lips with a lip pencil, Fashionista recommends Boots Number 7 range, match the colour of the pencil to your lipstick. Cover your lips in the peachy colour, Rimmel Lipstick works well and comes in a range of colours perfect for pouting.

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THE BEST SUMMER PERFUME Fashionista gives you the top three perfumes of the summer, so you can not only look great but smell fab too!

Katy Perry, Purr Fashionista's best celeb perfume of the year, Purr is bottled in the shape of Kitty Purry, Katy Perry's onstage friend. Known for her Catwoman style Katy has poured her world famous style and personality into her first perfume, a sweet peachy smell with the delicious hint of white jasmine, hot pink freesia and roses as well as the scents of vanilla orchid, white amber, creamy sandalwood and skin musks. This perfume is perfect for playful days when you want to keep that smile on your face.

Swarovski, Aura The perfect perfume for days when you want be lady-like, the fruity floral scent is beautiful. The fragrance lasts all day, and as Swarovski say the crystal which tops the perfume bottle transforms into a luminescent perfume which is sure to have people complimenting you all day! Fashionista loves the look of Aura on our dressing tables, the scent and overall look makes this one of the best perfumes for summer!

Jimmy Choo, Jimmy Choo A scent full of glamour and attitude Jimmy Choo is a perfectly bottle perfume with style. A perfume with a fruity smell with hidden warm and rich woody smells. Aimed at the modern woman Jimmy Choo has created a strong, seductive scent with a sense of mystery and confidence. Fashionista thinks this is best for days when you want to be secretive and catch someones eye.

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Fashionista Quiz

What make up style is best for you? This summer are bold colours the style for you? or should you try the natural look? Fashionista helps you decide with a few easy questions.

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YOU This summer is all about you, find out about a year of celebrity and what books author Lindsey Kelk loves. FASHIONISTA also gives you some inspiration to live life to the full and also showcases a musican who you should look out for in the future.

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SEND US YOUR LETTERS: FASHIONISTA FIRST FLOOR The Newgate Centre, 69 Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 TEXT: 87659 FASHIONISTA@fashion.com

YOUR TEXTS: Summer is on the way and I can’t wait to be a sunkissed fashionista! Chloe, Hexham Loved the plus size model feature, they’re all so pretty! Charlotte, Norton Really loved the spring photoshoot in the last issue of fashionista! I need to have those coral jeans and floral dress! Emma, Jesmond

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Dear Fashionista, I’ve just bought my first copy of fashionista and must say I love it! Letter of the Week! I’ve been looking for a magazine This week’s prize is a Fearne which has lots of fashion that I like Cotton make up set, in it and fashionista has everything including brushes, nail that I want to read about! The stickers and eyelashes! feature on the teen football star was Worth over £30! great and really made me want to travel the world like she has, she’s nice to see normal sized models so lucky but really deserves it after on the pages of a magazine for a all she has been through in the past. change (I’m getting so bored of I really loved the make up section seeing tiny models in my and have even tried to recreate the magazines!) Now I mermaid plait but I can’t wait for the next 90% of you enjoyed think I need to pracissue because I love the FASHIONISTA tice it more. I also fashionista! inspiration piece. really liked the main Miley, Middlesbrough photo shoot, it was

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Dear Fashionista, I’d just like to say I really enjoyed your feature on local fashion; I loved reading about the street style in my town. I’ve even tried to create some of the looks in my spare time and have found that your tips were really helpful. The piece on what to look out for next season has helped me to expand my wardrobe and showing the article to my parents meant that I was allowed to spend all my pocket money on new clothes! Thanks Fashionista! I’d also like to say that the inspiration piece about the teen football star was fantastic, it’s good to see that girls from our area can take part in such big events and be recognised for their achievements and talent. Katy, Seaton Carew

Hi Fashionista, I’m so excited for summer to get here! I can’t wait to jet off on a family holiday and spend time lazing around the pool instead of spending my time indoors doing schoolwork. Loved your recent feature on holiday hair, I’ll definitely by trying out the French plait when I head off to the water park! Thanks for the excellent tip! I’m looking forward to having beach babe hair in no time! Emily, Gateshead

Hey Fashionista, A quick message to say I really loved you’re piece on plus size models in the last issue. I find it so inspirational that not all models need to be stick thin! The tips from the models were really good and I think that they are all extremely beautiful, it just goes to show that if you love fashion enough you can do anything no matter what your appearance or body shape is! Thanks for the confidence boost! Lola, Darlington

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FASHIONISTA YOUR PROBLEMS Acne Troubles

Birthday Bother

Dear Fashionista, I’m 14 years old and suffer with terrible acne. I feel conscious of my looks all day and think that people are staring at my spots. It’s ruining my life! Help!

Dear Fashionista, It was my birthday recently and my best friend got me a really expensive present. My mum thinks I should give it back because I can’t afford to get her something of the same value back. I feel bad because I want to keep it, what should I do?

Anonymous, 14 Spots are something we all hate but we all get them! The best thing to do is try to make sure your skin is as clean as possible. Wash your face every morning and night with a spot reducing cleanser, if they persist then take a trip to your doctors and see if they can help you a little more.

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Lost and Found Dear Fashionista, While I was out shopping with my friends I found a purse, I took it home with me and haven’t told anyone because I know my parents are struggling for money. Should I keep quiet and help my family or confess to keeping it? Jessie, 13 You really need to tell someone what you’ve found and get in touch with the police as soon as possible. Someone out there has lost something very important to them and although you have troubles of your own it’s not right that you try to solve them by making someone else pay.

Why not have a chat to your friend about your mums worries or maybe get your mum to speak to your friends mum. If your friend has got you a gift then you should be allowed to keep it but only if it is ok.

Online Bullies Dear Fashionista, I’ve been getting nasty messages from a girl online, I’ve seen her around school but she’s never spoke to me face to face. The messages are upsetting and I don’t know what to do because she’s never actually done anything. Help! Amanda, 14 It’s really important that you tell someone about what is happening. Online bullying is serious and although the bully may not have done anything physical to you they are still doing a bad thing that must be stopped. Maybe talk to an adult you trust or confide in a friend who can help. 122 May 2012

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Trust issues

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Dear Fashionista, I’m sick of my mum, she never lets me do anything! All my friends are allowed to go to the town by themselves and I’m not. I’m 13 and think I should be allowed some freedom but my mum just won’t let me! What can I do?

Dear Fashionista, My friend has been making herself sick after someone called her fat, I’m really worried about it but don’t know how I can help. Do I tell her mum or see if I can help on my own?

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You should tell someone you trust about this now, your friend could be causing herself serious damage by making herself sick. Try to get her to talk to someone who can help and also stop the people who are calling her.

Why not try to earn the trust of your mum. If you show her that you are a responsible young women then you should be allowed out with your friends soon. Most importantly remember that your mum cares about you and is probably just worried about your safety.

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Seeing Stars: A Year of Celebrity

About You and Shine A Light filling the air resulted in a great start to the year. I’ve seen McFly a few times in the past and each and every time they get better and to be honest a whole lot hotter! After McFly I experienced the most nerve-wracking event of my life - a real life premiere! And if that wasn’t enough the hottest man on the planet was attending - Robert Pattinson!

Amy Woodhouse spent 2011 reaching for the stars, over the year she met celebrities, saw shows and even attended a special fan event. Fashionista joins her in a year of celebrity.

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ike every other girl in the country I’m a huge fan of our celebs and I’ve always wanted to experience the showbiz lifestyle, now I don’t mean jet setting around the world living the life of Hannah Montana (although that would be nice, I have a terrible singing voice and there’s no way I could rock a wig as well as Miley Cyrus) so I thought I’d spend the year attending signings and concerts, and some how I even managed to attend a premiere! As 2011 was on the horizon I decided to go in with a bang and headed to an Olly Murs signing in Newcastle.

After a long day of travelling, chatting and trying to control my nerves it was time for the premiere to begin. The crowd was huge and crushing but as the stars arrived, and as I caught a glimpse of RPattz I knew it was worth it (although my feet would argue about it the day after!) As RPattz made his way around the crowd he really was better looking in real life!

Although he had hundreds of fans queuing to see him he was more than happy to spend time with everyone, having a natter and signing his album. Despite the freezing temperatures the chance to grab a quick hug and a kiss on the cheek with the cheeky chap himself was well worth it and the perfect end to 2010!

He spent time chatting, signing and posing with fans, a true showbiz gent! And although I was a nervous mess when I had my picture taken with him, (photo above) it really was a dream come true. Not only did RPattz attend the premiere but his co-star Reese Witherspoon was there waving at fans as she talked to the press before she was rushed away, the cast of TOWIE posed for the paps and Marvin from JLS and Rochelle from The Saturdays came over for a quick chat before rushing away to see the film.

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The premiere took a while to get over, even now the excitement of the day gets me, but as that began to die down it was time for another concert - this time it was Kings of Leon! Rocking in to the summer was perfect, as KoL played Sunderland performing classic songs such as Use Somebody and King of The Rodeo. The whole night was amazing and really got me in the summer mood.

Fashionista Celebrity

And summer was about to get a lot hotter with a special meet and greet with the McFly boys!

It was a completely unique experience for those who were part of their website SuperCity, and Amy With R-Pattz gave the boys a chance to get to know their fans. The boys were lovely and spent time with each fan, posing for pics, chatting and signing autographs - I even had a natter to Danny about my summer holiday! Now that I’d spent some time with the boys it time for the girls to put on their dancing shoes and bring the party to Newcastle. First up was Katy Perry, who brought her California Dreams tour to the arena where she transformed the stage into Candy Land, a place full of wonder and surprises!After a night of Teenage Dream-ing and Fireworks I left the arena ready to dance the night away! Next at the arena was the fabulous Rihanna, shocking fans with her bold outfits and flirtatious behaviour Rihanna rocked the stage and had every one dancing away to songs like We Found Love and Umbrella, it was a great way to end the year! After a year of fun, celebrities and singing I finally feel like a fully fledged fan girl, something which I’m very, very proud of!

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Fashionista Good Reads

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

This book was recommended to me by one of my university tutors and since he gave it to me, I think I must have read it at least once a year for the last ten years and bought it for any number of friends. There’s something about Donna Tartt’s control over the pace of the story that just pulls me in every time. Even though you know from the beginning that nothing good is going to happen in this book, you are so drawn in, just like Richard, the narrator and, just like Richard, before you know it, you’re lost and desperate and everything is happening so fast. I love this book.

Room by Emma Donoghue

A friend recommended this to me last year and I literally didn’t sleep from the moment I opened it to the moment I finished. It was such a different and moving book. As an author and seeing it as a writing exercise I found it fascinating. As reader, looking at it as a book, I loved it. Love, love, love.

Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal

I read like a maniac as a child and literally burned through the Sweet Valley books. I think they really influenced my decision to write a series with the I Heart books. Just please never ask me about Sweet Valley Confidential. Broke. My. Heart.

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The best books of my life Lindsey Kelk,

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I worked in children’s publishing for a long time before I started writing full time and this was one of those books that made me remember why. I loved the story, was fascinated by the characters and desperate to know what happened next every time. I’m excited to see what they’ll do with the movie. FASHIONISTA

Remember Me to Harold Square by Paula Danziger

My favourite Paula Danziger book and the novel that started my love affair with New York City. The first time I visited, even though I was 25, I brought my battered copy of this with me and tried to hit up as many spots from the Serendipity Summer treasure hunt as I could.

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Fashionista Inspiration

One life: Live it to the full.

Fashionista loves local superstars, those who are not famous for anything but their amazing achievements after having a tough time. This issue Amy Woodhouse looks at the inspiring work of Lisa Askew after she won her battle with cancer.

In 2007 Lisa Askew was diagnosed with cervical cancer, something which affects over 50 women a week in the UK. At first it was thought that Lisa could be easily treated but the discovery that the tumour had spread meant that she was going to have to undergo gruelling treatment, which made Mascot ‘Bea’ her lose all of her hair and crushed her dreams of having her own family. However with the support of her husband, Andrew, she made it through, Lisa says, “Andrew has been my hero and I am so grateful for everything he has done for me. He has been so strong, he is a true gentleman and I am so lucky to have him in my life.”

Photos: Lisa Askew

Five years on and Lisa is cancer free, despite all she has been through she has taken full advantage of her second chance and is living her life to the max. She spends as much of her time as possible raising awareness and

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Lisa after her treatment.

money for local charity, the Butterwick Hospice. As part of her work she is the Butterwick mascot ‘Bea’, where she has raised lots of money for the cause through making appearances at thousands of events.

“You only have one life, look after it!”

Lisa - Now

Raising awareness for one cause is not enough for Lisa and she has spent much of her time travelling the country in an attempt to lower the age of cervical cancer screening as part of her “Cervical cancer is pants, save lives for under 25’s!” campaign, she has even paid a visit to Downing Street with her petition. In between all of her charity work Lisa has taken every opportunity that has came her way, living to her mantra of “you only have one life, look after it!” and now she is set to take part in a once in a lifetime opportunity after being chosen to be an olympic torch bearer when the torch comes to the North East. To see Lisa carrying the Olympic torch head to Hartelpool on June 17th and see if you can spot her!

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Fashionista One to Watch

One To Watch RJ THOMPSON The North East is well known for it’s fab music scene, anyone who plays in the area always comments on what a great place it is to perform, with a range of gig venues it really is perfect for intimate encounters or huge show-stopping performances. Not only is the North East great for gigs but it is also buzzing with local talent, open mic nights and local festivals are amazing places to stop local talent and be a part of their rise to musical fame.

This issue of Fashionista has one for you to watch out for in the form of Newcastle singer/songwriter RJ Thompson, Amy Woodhouse speaks to him here. How did you start your career in music? “I’ve been a musician for as long as I remember. My folks bought me a toy drum set when I was 3 and I smashed the crap out of it! Haha! I eventually started taking lessons on the drums and then picked up a guitar and started writing songs. When I was 16, instead of doing A levels, I went off to study music at college where I met a load of great people, and I ended up recording my first album while I was still at college. It has all spiralled from there really.” What musically inspires you? “The musicians I work with. I’m lucky enough to know a load of great players, and I’m definitely at my most productive, in terms of writing songs, when I’ve spent time in rehearsals imagining how things could work with the full band.” What do you think of the North East Music Scene? “It’s great. There’s something happening every night. A few weeks ago I was watching an acoustic folk band in Newcastle one night, and the next I was heading to see an electro band. There’s a really diverse scene at the minute, and a load of great venues around the region.”

Photos: RJ Thompson

What are your plans for the future? “I’m currently writing a bunch of new songs which will hopefully come together to form my next EP or album. I’ve been lucky enough to gig with some great people, so I’ll be doing some more shows later in the year around the area and further afield.”

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Do you have any advice for budding musicians? “I’m not really qualified yet to give advice to people because I’m still learning myself, but if I have learnt one thing it’s just to write music that you like. Don’t try to fit into a genre or a scene. Just do what you like and hopefully things will work out for you.” For more information on RJ visit his website: www.rjthompsonmusic.com

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Fashionista Win

FASHIONISTA COMPETITION Win a Hollywood shopping spree with Fashionista! You and your family could be jetting off to the glamourous A-List setting of Hollywood, LA!

Spend time in the film capital of the world, see if you can spot famous faces as you hot foot around the city of stars. You’ll win a week in the luxurious Hollywood hotel, flights and transfers included as well as $1000 to spend. Plus you’ll be given the star treatment with limo service and a personal stylist and shopper before attending a film premiere. To enter answer the following question:

Which celebrity recently launched their own perfume, Purr? a) Rihanna b) Katy Perry c) David Beckham

Email answers to comp@fashion.co.uk

Photo: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Good Luck!

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Fashionista Food

Summer recipe special Rainbow Cake You will need:

Impress your friends with this magical recipe, it may look like an ordinary cake from the outside but when you cut into it there is a fantastic colourful surprise waiting!

CAKE: Basic sponge mix, add water and an egg Food colouring (Bright colours such as blue, pink and green work best.) ICING: Butter Icing sugar

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DECORATIONS: Sprinkles, Edible glitter, Chocolate

Step four:

Step one:

Put your sponge ingredients in a bowl and follow the packet instructions, add water and an egg then whisk.

Pour the mix into the cake tin and put in the oven for 20 mins, or until the cake has risen.

Step five:

Once baked allow the cake to cool before decorating, then look at the surprise on your friends faces when they cut into the rainbow cake!

Step two:

Once the cake mix is of a good consistency separate into bowls and add a few drops of food colouring.

Photos: Amy Woodhouse

Step three:

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Stir in the colouring ensuring that all the mix is covered.

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Fashionista Be Happy 1. Spend the day at the park lying

on the grass making shapes with the clouds. Can you spot your favourite cartoon character?

2. Have a water fight with your besties in the sunshine - a great way to cool off and great way to have a lot of fun! 3. It’s likely that we’re gonna have a few rainy days this summer, so curl up on the sofa with your favourite DVDs and treat yourself to some sweets.

abroad this summer try to learn a new language. Imagine the look on your parents faces when you order your meal in the local lingo!

5. Have a good

Don’t Worry Be Happy!

clear out of your wardrobe and redesign your favourite outfit, whether you add a bow to a vest top or some glitter to your shoes turn something old into something new.

Fashionista have put together a list of fun things fo you to do if you get a little bored this summer!

So you have no reason to say you didn’t do anything good and even if the weather isn’t too sunny you can still do something that we’re sure you’ll enjoy!

6. Take trip to the seaside and play in the arcades. Don’t forget to treat yourself to an ice cream!

7. Go bowling on a gloomy day to

9. If the fair comes to town then go

8. Why not get your friends round to

10. Have a day when you listen to

lift up your mood. See if you can beat those on your team and take home the winners cup! your house and spend the day relaxing in the garden, have a good chatter and enjoy the sun.

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and take a spin on the rides, you’ll feel like a kid again as you whirl around on the teacups!

all your favourite songs from the past, you’ll either cringe or wonder why you haven’t listened to it in such as long time!

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