Lady Gaga ditches top fashion labels for graduate designer Rebecca Short

Lady Gaga ditches top fashion labels for graduate designer 4:39 PM on 15th August 2011 Snapped at a press conference in Singapore last month Lady Gaga sported a nude coloured rubber dress by Birmingham fashion student Rebecca Short Rebecca believes that avant-garde design attracted Lady Gaga who is known for her outlandish tastes Fashion designer Rebecca Short

Well-off mothers spend thousands on private midwives to avoid giving birth in hospital

Well-off mothers spend thousands on private midwives to avoid giving birth in hospital 9:30 AM on 15th August 2011 The number of mothers paying for private midwives to attend home births has tripled in the last eight years The Royal College of Midwives has warned that maternity units are at “breaking point” as the birth rate had risen by 19 per cent in the past decade

Cellulite and fat-busting: Can "magic" leggings give you perfect pins?

Fab legs in a flash! Cellulite-blitzing, fat-busting… can magic leggings give you perfect pins 9:36 AM on 15th August 2011 Alice says that although she has tried “magic” leggings, with claims to eliminate cellulite in the past, none of them has produced a visible result Miracle workers The Proskins leggings

Teenagers who think professional senior portraits are worth every penny

Would you pay $5,000 for yearbook photos The teenagers who think professional senior portraits are worth every penny 7:27 PM on 15th August 2011 Picture perfect: Senior student Lindsay McManis is photographed by David Neuse as part of the $460 45-minute shoot. She was photographed the day before her 18th birthday Model behaviour: 18-year-old Lindsay McManis poses for the shoot, choosing to pay for a special set of Senior pictures rather than go with the school photographer Professional senior: Photoshoots to celebrate the end of school are booming and some students are willing to pay up to $5,000 for the privilege Proud parent: Ms McManis is photographed as her mother looks on and helps

Soldier Sophie tries on army uniform as she meets troops training for the frontline in Afghanistan

Soldier Sophie puts on army uniform as she meets troops training for the frontline in Afghanistan 9:33 PM on 15th August 2011 Fetching headwear: Sophie, Countess of Wessex, donned this military helmet during a visit to meet members of the 5rifles regiment, of whom she is Commander-in-Chief Meet and greet: Sophie shakes hands with a member of the regiment as she was shown around the Copehill Down training facility on Salisbury Plain Chat: The Countess listens to Major Samantha Shepard of the Royal Artillery talk about her job and life in the army during her visit Blending in: Sophie chose to wear woodland military fatigues during her visit