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The Duchess of Sussex has achieved so much in the past year. She made history by becoming the first ever guest editor of British Vogue’s September issue. She worked with incredible charities and welcomed her baby boy, Archie.

However, instead of celebrating Meghan’s achievements, people have chosen to belittle the new mum yet again and it just has to stop.

Meghan has gone from being adored by the British press to swiftly becoming the ‘bratty’ member of the royal family whose feminist and left-of-centre views are too much for the red tops to handle. 

They have slated the new mum in every way possible in recent months. She was branded a diva and accused of treating her staff poorly. She was slated for looking tired despite the fact that she had just welcomed a baby. She was pitted against the Duchess of Cambridge and rumours about the pair’s supposed feud were inescapable.

Meghan was mum-shamed within moments of making her first public appearance with baby Archie. They complain when she doesn’t attend events and accuse her of being attention seeking when she does. 

It seems like the former Suits actress simply cannot win, no matter what she does.

Would it have been easier for Meghan to don an overpriced dress and grin for the cover of British Vogue’s September issue? Yes, but instead the mum curated an issue, alongside Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful and his team, that has made history, days before it’s publication date.

Meghan was offered to appear on the cover of the renowned fashion magazine, but politely declined, admitting that she felt it would be too boastful. Instead she gave 15 iconic women who will undoubtedly inspire the readers of one of Britain’s most iconic publications.

All of these women have important and empowering stories to share and the Duchess of Sussex generously gave them the opportunity to grace the cover and share their stories amongst the pages of the glossy magazine.

The Forces for Change issue has given these women a voice in a world that so quickly silences women for being different, especially women like Meghan Markle.

The Duchess stepped aside and let them share their words of wisdom. She was selfless, encouraging and incredibly kind in this act, so why do people feel the need to call her attention seeking, arrogant and stuck up?

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Why do people fail to appreciate and acknowledge all of the momentous things she has achieved since joining the royal family?

Do these people just prefer to hate, criticise and downplay every single thing Meghan does? Does it make them feel better? Do they get a kick out of belittling a woman who has given up her privacy, and any ounce of normality for love?

The never-ending hatred aimed at the Duchess of Sussex needs to stop, because regardless of her royal title, she is still a human.


Idris Elba is officially a married man – as of April.

The 47-year-old actor married 30-year-old Sabrina Dhowre in a stunning ceremony in Morocco – but it is only now that we get a glimpse inside the special day.

The newlyweds grace the cover of British Vogue for the July issue and the snaps show how in love they are. 


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This is Iris' third time down the aisle – he has previously been married to Hanne Norgaard, and then to Sonya Nicole Hamlin.

He vowed to never marry again – but Sabrina changed his mind.

He spoke to Vogue before, saying, ''We’ve been literally inseparable since we met. Inseparable. You know, I’m 47 this year, been married and lived a full life before I even met Sabrina.''


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He added, ''It wasn’t something that I wanted to do, get married again. But…Sabrina has deepened friendships with people I’ve known longer than [her], nurturing the best side of me to make me connect to my friends more.''

Sabrina is set to become a step-mum as her husband is dad to 16-year-old daughter Isan and a four-year-old son named Winston. 

We wish the pair all the happiness in the world as they embark on this exciting chapter of their lives together. 


The Duchess of Sussex is set to follow in the footsteps of Princess Diana and The Duchess of Cambridge by featuring on the cover of one of the most famous magazines.

Rumour has it British Vogue are eager for the mum-to-be to feature on the cover of their magazine and we are hoping the former Suits star says yes to their proposal.

Speaking of their desire to work with Meghan, Editor in Chief Edward Enninful told Express that the younger royals are paving the way for new traditions.

He gushed about how Meghan has breathed new life into the Royal Family: “I am so into the young royals. Meghan is an example of how far we’ve all come.”

Meghan won’t be the first royal to feature on the cover of the magazine. The late Princess Diana featured on the cover of the publication numerous times in 1981, 1991, 1994 and 1997.

The Duchess of Cambridge graced the cover of the 100th-anniversary issue of British Vogue so we are sure Meghan won’t pass up this opportunity.

Enniful even teased a joint cover with both Meghan and Kate. “They are different, it’s all fun and games. I’d love them both to be on the cover of Vogue,” he said.

The most recent royals to feature in the publication were Princess Eugenie and her sister Princess Beatrice. The sisters featured in the magazine last year so there’s no doubt the Royals are huge fans of British Vogue.


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We are sure Meghan’s cover would be nothing but stunning, but there’s no doubt it’ll be completely unique to Kate’s and we certainly cannot wait to see how it turns out.



Rihanna has smashed stereotypes, broken down boundaries and blazed trails since she first exploded onto the scene over a decade ago.

So it's no surprise that she's gracing the September issue of British Vogue, and making history while she does it. 

In the 102 years since the publication began, there has never been a black cover star for the September issue…until RiRi, of course. 

This landmark event is all down to the magazines new editor-in-chief – the insanely talented Mr Edward Enninful.

As he explains in his Editor's letter, ''I always knew it had to be Rihanna.''

The cover and whole photo shoot are bursting with colour and vibrancy thanks to photographer Nick Knight, and we can't not mention the fab 1930's/1990's super-thin brows that Rihanna is rocking.

While we've burnt any photographic evidence that we ever had brows like that, she simply looks unreal. 

In the mag, the 30-year-old gives advice on dating and dishes on being a diva and her link to the Royal family. 

Edward gushed about his cover star, ''[she is] a fearless music-industry icon and businesswoman, when it comes to that potent mix of fashion and celebrity, nobody does it quite like her. No matter how haute the styling goes, or experimental the mood, you never lose her in the imagery. She is always Rihanna. There’s a lesson for us all in that. Whichever way you choose to dress the new season, take a leaf out of her book and be yourself.''

Vogue USA has also embraced diversity with the appointing of Beyonce as a guest editor.

According to RollingOut, Queen Bey ''will make history at the publication by insisting that Tyler Mitchell, 23, photograph her for the cover. It will be the first time that Vogue has hired a black photographer to shoot its cover during its 126-year history.''

Great news for the iconic magazine – let's hope other publications soon follow suit. 

So grab your copy of the stunning September issue on August 3rd – we know we will be!



British Vogue is facing huge criticism after publishing a pro-fur advertisement in its February edition.

With several major labels vowing to ditch the fur in 2018, the magazine's controversial position on the issue came as a shock to many readers.

The full-page advert for Wearefur.com shows three models posing in fur garments under the headline; 'Furnow and Forever.'

The ad caused quite the stir online with some readers pledging to cancel their subscriptions and boycott the publication altogether. 

In 2009, then-editor Alexandra Shulman told The Guardian that “broadly speaking” fur did not feature in the pages of. British Vogue.

The decision to feature the latest ad has therefore led some readers to believe that Vogue's policy has changed under new editor Edward Enninful.

However, a spokesperson for the magazine said it while it does not promote fur in its editorial content, it will feature fur advertisements as long as they fit the regulations.

"Vogue’s policy has not changed," they said. 

"From an advertising perspective, it has always been the commercial policy to accept fur advertisements as long as they strictly respect British and European Union legislation. Vogue may make reference to fur editorially as a trend if it is being featured on the catwalk."

A number of fashion brands including Gucci and Micheal Kors have already ceased the use fur in their products, though animal rights activist are hoping more labels will soon follow suit. 



British Vogue has given its opinion on Dublin's fair city.

The Vogue Guide to Dublin has some pretty great spots on its list, however, you may want to take out a mini loan if you plan on doing all of these things in the space of one weekend.

However, we're very board with waking up in one hotel and going to sleep in another… #lavishlife.

We love the top ten places they recommend:

Stay: At the Marker 

"The Marker Hotel is a juxtaposition of urbanity and nature. Its dominant checkered façade cascades over its neighbours, setting the aesthetic tone for a developing borough populated by start-ups and tech mavericks," the website reads.


Shop: At Roads

Gilly Hopper for Vogue comments, "The publishing house, created by Danielle Ryan, embodies elegance and innovation, working with the best international artists, curators and designers to create books that are collectable and timeless works of art."


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Eat lunch: At Bastible

"From the simple to the complex, Bastible, a contemporary neighbourhood bistro, focuses on seasonal produce and an eclectic set menu," reads the site.


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Don't miss: Francis Bacon’s Studio at The Hugh Lane Gallery

"Today you can encounter Bacon’s chaotic working space, which conserves photographic materials, slashed canvases and some two thousand samples of Bacon's painting materials," says Gilly.


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Shop: At Article

The review reads, "Located in Lord Powerscourt's former dressing room, Article is a homewares haven in the heart of Dublin city. Offering an edited selection of items created by local and contemporary Irish designers, the relaxed retail space will make gift shopping a breeze."


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Stop off: At 777

"Combining bold flavours from Mexico City with international tastes, 777 is the ideal spot for a full feast or just a post-prandial drink," Vogue reports.


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Visit: The Long Room at Trinity College Library

Gilly recommends, "During your visit, count the 48 marble busts of eminent writers and philosophers and compare the halls to the computer-generated version, which appeared as the Jedi Archive in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones."


Drink: At Sidecar at The Westbury

"The Twenties style bar is filled with tarnished mirror walls and marble tables, a stand-out space in the newly revamped hotel. Relax in a sumptuous velvet armchair as you work your way through the extensive drinks menu," says the review.


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Eat dinner: At Forest & Marcy or Forest Avenue Restaurant

Vogue remarks, "For lunch or dinner, choose from two bespoke restaurants created by culinary duo John and Sandy Wyer. Offering fine dining at an affordable price, the couple (formerly of L’Ecrivain) focus on simple fare across both their restaurants."


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Relax: The Dean

The writer knows how to do it well: "Settle into a modern boutique room clad with Marshall amps and a fully stocked mini Smeg, before indulging in a firewood pizza and a cocktail at Sophie’s rooftop restaurant."


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 Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!



It came as a shock to many when Alexandra Shulman announced she would be leaving British Vogue this summer.

After 25 years in the role of Editor-in-chief, the fashion maven is going her own way, and now her successor has been named.

Taking her place in one of the most coveted roles in the world is Edward Enninful.

Condé Nast International chairman and chief executive Jonathan Newhouse broke the news this morning, saying that Edward is "an influential figure in the communities of fashion, Hollywood and music which shape the cultural zeitgeist.

He added that "by virtue of his talent and experience, Edward is supremely prepared to assume the responsibility of British Vogue."

Since 2011, Edward has been the fashion and creative director of W Magazine, and he has previously worked with Italian Vogue, American Vogue, and countless other high fashion campaigns and editorials.

Oh, and did we mention he received an OBE last year?!

He will officially take on the role on August 1.


Last week Cara Delevingne sent fans into overdrive when she shared a picture of herself wearing a sizable diamond on her ring finger. 

And while she has yet to confirm if she’s actually engaged or not, the Suicide Squad star has been opening up about the love she has for her girlfriend of 16 months St Vincent.

In a new interview with British Vogue, the model said: “I'm completely in love… Before, I didn't know what love was – real love.”


“I didn't understand the depth of it. I always used to think it was you against the world. Now I know the meaning of life is love. Whether that's for yourself or for the world or your partner.”

Speaking on her sexual orientation, Cara said: “As a child, I used gay as a bad world, as in, 'that's so gay.' All my friends did.”

“I'm obviously in love, so if people want to say I'm gay, that's great. But we're all liquid – we change, we grow.”



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Whether or not they’re headed down the aisle it sounds like Cara and her singer-songwriter girlfriend are in it for the long haul.

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Gigi Hadid has zero time for the haters. 

Back in September, the 23-year-old let rip all her pent up frustration in an angry Instagram rant – and now she's done it again.

When the Victoria's Secret model began to get negative comments about her figure on social media, there was no way she was going to let it lie. 

"Judgement on social media comes from people who, 99 percent of the time, have no idea what they're talking about, but I'm a human, and I'm not going to lie, I did let the negativity get to me a little.

Now, Gigi has spoken about the negativity again in her first ever cover shoot for British Vogue

The gorgeous blonde commented that despite all the hate, she is learning to accept herself and cope with the comments. 

"I’m an athletic person. But I love my body because I know what it’s been through to be what it is.

“And honestly I’m not going to change for someone that is depressed about their life."


Gigi has been everywhere since she first burst into the fashion scene in 2014 and she knows she doesn't look like everyone else.

"No, I don't have the same body type as the other models in shows.

"I represent a body image that wasn't accepted in high-fashion before, and I'm very lucky to be supported by the designers, stylists, and editors that I am, the ones that know this is fashion, it's art; it can never stay the same."

And she finished the interview with a very Gigi-esque message to all the haters. 

"Yes, I have boobs, I have abs, I have a butt, I have thighs, but I'm not asking for special treatment.

"Your mean comments don't make me want to change my body, they don't make me want to say no to the designers that ask me to be in their shows, and they definitely don't change the designers opinions of me.

"If you don't like it, don't follow me, don't watch me, cause I'm not going anywhere."

You do you, Gigi. 



When Vogue throws a house party, you can bet it's like no other house party.

So, the most stylish of London set out to Winfield House last night to celebrate the start of London Fashion Week. 

Hosted by the editor of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, the stylish elite sipped on glasses of Rock Angel and Les Clan rosé from Château D'Esclans in Provence and J Crew cocktails. Fancy!

Here's a look at our favourite stylish stars and what they wore on the night:

Victoria Beckham


Lily Cole (she's wearing runners! Very Lily Allen circa 2006)


Poppy Delevingne


Alexa Chung


Natalie Massenet (who just left her own company)


Mollie King


Daisy Lowe




Nigella Lawson is the cover star of next month’s British Vogue and decided to wear hardly any make-up.

In what could be interpreted as an attempt to stop hiding behind her perfect ‘domestic goddess’ persona, the TV chef is photographed with just a little blush and a dab of mascara.

Vogue insiders have said the cover photo has only undergone a little photoshopping: “Miss Lawson received a little retouching as we do with all cover images. Oddly given that she is a woman in her fifties, less than some people decades younger.”


Given the troubles Nigella has experienced in the last year after rumours of domestic abuse and a court case that revealed she’d taken drugs, we have a lot of admiration for her honest photo shoot.

We find it difficult to leave the house without make-up, don’t mind appear without it on Vogue!