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Look 30-Apr-2018

Every week, LOOK is packed with the latest high-street fashion, insider tips and styling advice, as well as the hottest beauty news and products. In addition, there are up-to-the minute celebrity news, in-depth interviews and must-read features on a range of subjects from the UK and abroad.

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big ideas…

…Sneak up on 72 per cent of us while we’re showering, so says new science. Cognitive sort Scott Barry Kaufman found that three quarters of people get their most creative BIG light bulb moments while they lather, rinse and repeat – meaning these precious soapy seconds could actually change your life. Puts a whole new pressure on your Radox, right? (p29) Perhaps it was a ‘Brain Shower’ that first sparked Charlotte Crawley’s million dollar blog idea ‘Mad About Meghan’, so cementing her place in the fashion hall of fame (p8). Charlotte is one among a flurry of fans who’ve proved there is serious money to be made from Markle Mania™. Indeed, Look’s cover star Meghan is likely in the midst of some serious planning of her own this week, with the wedding…

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we love!

Found! 22 treats we need in our lives! 1. STAR BUY OF THE WEEK This pretty pink perfume contains one of the most luxe ingredients in the fragrance world – iris, which must be left for six years before the scent can be extracted. Atelier Cologne chose Moroccan iris and blended it with their signature citrus scent and Gaiac wood from Central America. The result is Iris Rebelle – soft and delicate, but lingers on your skin hours after each spritz. It’s our new date night aroma. Atelier Cologne Iris Rebelle, £115 for 100ml 2. MULES RULE Shoes, £59.99, Mango 3. EASILY SUEDE Jacket, £85, ASOS 4. SPOT ON Dress, £49, Topshop 5. GET SHIRTY Shirtdress, £169, Hobbs 6. BRIGHT SPARK Notepad, £5, Next 7. TOOTY FRUITY Herbal Essences Bio:renew Volume Arabica Coffee Fruit Shampoo, £5.99 8. EAR CANDY Earrings, £68, Wolf & Moon 9. HI SHINE! Sleek MakeUP…

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meghan why she’s changing the way we shop

Everyone breathe because it is no less than 25 days until Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry, and we’re bowled over by absolutely everything to do with it – especially the inevitably stylish gown. We’re a country that’s Meghan obsessed – almost as much as Prince Harry, 33, who got giddy last week (while giving his first speech since his appointment as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador), admitting he was ‘incredibly grateful’ that ‘the woman I’m about to marry will be joining me in this work’. Oh Harry, it’s almost too much. With the big day fast approaching, details of the wedding – and who’ll be involved – have been revealed. Claire Ptak (owner of Violet Bakery in East London) has been chosen to make the wedding cake, florist Philippa Craddock has been selected…

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‘meghan’s increased sales by 1000%’

Just imagine, you’re a small fashion brand, you’re doing OK, then BOOM, Meghan Markle wears an item from your website. Suddenly your website crashes… It’s a feeling that sunglasses brand Finlay & Co know only too well. When Meghan was spotted wearing their ‘Percy’ specs during her first public appearance with Harry last September, the brand saw a 1,000 per cent increase in sales, with the specific style accounting for 80 per cent of all web purchases during the period Meghan was pictured wearing them. Missoma jewellery saw a peak when Meghan wore their Interstellar ring [£45, Missoma.com] in February. ‘We’ve certainly seen a great uplift in sales and conversation aroundthe piece since Meghan wore it onhertrip to Scotland,’ a spokesperson forthe brand exclusively tells Look. ‘Just as we did when she…

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‘i wake up at 2 am to keep up to date with her’

Since Meghan and Harry went public, several blogs and websites documenting Meghan’s every move, have flourished. Meghan’s Mirror launched in November 2016 as a sister project to an already existing blog dedicated to the Duchess of Cambridge, What Would Kate Do? ‘We’ll identify [each item] and tell people where to buy it at places where it’s still available,’ says Amanda Dishaw, editorial director at Meghansmirror.com. ‘The day of the engagement announcement marked huge amounts of traffic to our site and grows every month. Both Christine [Meghan’s Mirror co-editor] and I have other jobs and do this on the side. But ‘on the side’ is looking like 30+ hours a week to be quite blunt and honest.’ Meanwhile, 26-year-old Charlotte Crawley runs Mad About Meghan, a similar Meghan-dedicated blog devoted not only to…

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they have boosted tourism

The royals (to-be) have also had an effect on holiday trends. Booking.com exclusively told us that they saw a huge spike in bookings for Windsor the day after the wedding announcement. With Namibia rumoured to be the honeymoon destination, Samuel Hancock, senior account director of the Namibia Tourism Board UK, told us: ‘It is absolutely no surprise that Namibia is a top contender for the royal honeymoon. With some of the most remote and exclusive lodges, and the world famous dunes in the Namib desert, couples will find the perfect honeymoon in Namibia.’…