FASHION: Why we love Janelle Monáe’s style

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The liberating style icon we’ve always needed BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Since bursting onto the music scene in 2007, Janelle Monáe has done nothing but impress. An artistic powerhouse with killer fashion sense, she simultaneously fills us with envy and inspires us to try new things when it comes to style. Well-known for [….]

TWO MUM CLUB: The online brand for same-sex families

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The clothing company creating personalised pieces for families of all shapes and sizes BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Laura and Kelly Sibley met in London back in 2012 and went on to get married at their dream venue in the Cotswolds five years later. That same year, their journey to becoming parents began… Laura fell pregnant the [….]

Shopping flea markets, vintage stores, quirky shops and fashion outlets in Illinois

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As the Style issue comes together, DIVA check out what LGBTQI-friendly destination Illinois has for bargain hunters and style gurus Discover a world-famous shopping destination as you trawl through a treasure trove of trinkets at one of the many Flea Markets in Illinois; try on pre-loved outfits at quirky vintage shops; or go big at [….]

Trans, pants and global plans

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Carmen Liu introduces the world’s first lingerie collection created exclusively for trans women BY SOPHIE ROBBINS I looked at the waiter behind the drinks table in the reception area and had a moment of cognitive dissonance.  For a moment, I was back in a dimly remembered world of receptions, PR launches and cavernous venues veined [….]