License to… just pose Kate Upton to star in Super Bowl ad for Mercedes-Benz – despite the fact she can't legally drive | UPDATED: 22:58 GMT, 20 November 2012 Model-of-the-moment Kate Upton is set to star in a Super Bowl commercial for Mercedes-Benz. But we're unlikely to see her behind the wheel, as the 20-year-old doesn't have a driver's license.
Fear you're being harmed by chemicals in cosmetics There IS an alternative | UPDATED: 22:08 GMT, 14 November 2012 We may all look at food labels, but what about the chemicals we expose ourselves to every day during our beauty regime Even common ingredients found in your lotions and potions may be linked to headaches, allergies and even cancer. But is there a way to look your best without exposing yourself to poison Here, natural beauty expert Janey Lee Grace — author of Look Great Naturally, Without Ditching The Lipstick — and Femail's Jenny Stocks pit natural alternatives against beauty classics. Put to the test: We pit beauty classics against natural alternatives HAND CREAM Easily absorbed: Neutrogena Norwegian Hand Cream Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Concentrated Unscented Hand Cream, 3.59 for 50ml EXPERT: Like many creams, this contains methylparaben and propylparaben.
The smell of success: Perfume market booms with Christmas sales expected to reach 790m and every UK adult spending 17.59 on fragrance Top ten lists for him and her created by fragrance website escentual.com Scents by Lady Gaga and James Bond among nation's most popular Christmas sales of perfume account for over half all annual sales | UPDATED: 18:11 GMT, 7 November 2012 This Christmas is expected to be a boom year for fragrance sales, with perfumes by Lady Gaga and Marc Jacobs featuring in the top five most popular for him and her. Scent sales are up six per cent on last year, and a total of 790m to be spent in the UK over the festive season, according to industry experts. Every adult in Britain is expected to spend 17.59 on perfume gifts this Christmas
Bottoms up! Do soaring sales of champagne mean we're finally out of the economic doldrums Industry figures reveal sales of champagne are hitting record highs after three-year lullRichard Brierley of Vanquish Wine says demand is 'almost to the point where we can't keep up'Says customers are ordering 110 bottles of Dom Perignon 2003 by the case-load | UPDATED: 12:51 GMT, 5 November 2012 The hemline index has long been said to be an indicator of the health of an economy – if skirts are getting longer, we're in dire straits.
'This is for you Spraggan': X Factor's Rylan Clark pays tribute to former contestant Lucy after she leaves competition… as Tulisa vows to make her a star | UPDATED: 09:38 GMT, 4 November 2012 She admitted she was 'gutted' after having to pull out of The X Factor due to illness
Old favourites still getting play: Twister, cabbage patch dolls and Lego sets all feature on Father Christmas's 2012 wishlist | UPDATED: 18:03 GMT, 31 October 2012 Get ready to dig deep parents, despite old favourites featuring high on this year’s Christmas toy wishlist it will still cost 650 to buy the lot. The good news is that with no computer console or laptop included, nothing on the list runs into three figures, but there are plenty of products costing 50 or more, meaning that to get everything on it would set parents back 653.87. The Toy Retailers Association has predicted the 13 different toys which will dominate the seasonal lists of British youngsters this year, with some surprising results
Fashion chain Forever 21 investigated over 'sweatshop' working conditions that break minimum wage and overtime laws Los Angeles-based chain is being investigated by The Labor Department, which has uncovered evidence of 'significant' violations of federal law | UPDATED: 16:54 GMT, 30 October 2012 They are famed for their budget yet fashionable collections, but Forever 21’s cut-price business plan has been accused of creating ‘sweatshop-like’ conditions for their workers. The Los Angeles-based fashion chain is being investigated by The Labor Department, which has so far revealed evidence of ‘significant’ violations of federal law. Violations include breaches to minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping by contractors, manufacturers and vendors supplying goods to Forever 21, The US Department of Labor said in a statement.
$10,000 to be an unpaid fashion intern Oscar de la Renta and Balenciaga put high price on coveted work placements (but at least it's all for charity) | UPDATED: 20:39 GMT, 23 October 2012 Targeting young fashionistas, who will do anything to get their foot in the door, Oscar de la Renta, Balenciaga, M Missoni and Valentino are auctioning off unpaid internships with pre-sale estimates of $10,000. Working in collaboration with the auction site CharityBuzz, the fashion labels are offering month-long placements to deep-pocketed bidders, with all proceeds going to charity.
Has Anna Wintour banned designers from dressing Ann Romney Why the fashion industry appears to be snubbing Mitt's wife | UPDATED: 20:52 GMT, 23 October 2012 Michelle Obama is a clear favourite in the fashion industry. Her outfits sell out within minutes, designers clamor to dress her, and she counts Vogue's Anna Wintour and J.
Kate Upton lands her second Vogue shoot – and this time she's back in her swimsuit… | UPDATED: 15:16 GMT, 19 October 2012 Kate Upton was dismissed as a girl with 'the kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy,' by Victoria's Secret earlier this year. But now, as she lands her second Vogue shoot, there is little doubt that the model is a bona fide member of the high fashion set.