The Time Out Love London Awards 2015
It's voting time! Time to heap some glory on your favourite shopping venues
Jin Soon Choi – one of the most famous names in the beauty industry – has manicured the nails of Vogue cover stars and Marc Jacobs models, but still runs spas in New York city, where she chats to real people about their nail needs. It’s these conversations that inform the formula of her polishes. We picked her brain and got her top tips for at-home manicures. And if you can't be bothered with all that, then check out our list of London's best nail bars and best at-home beauty services.
For some people, the noughties were a time of Jane Norman dresses and Von Dutch caps, but if your style barometer swung more towards spiky studs than diamantes, you went to Camden Market and the area's cheap shops. You ate dubious chicken from Kung Pow, spent ludicrous amounts on incense and novelty fairy lights, and of course bought some seriously questionable items of clothing. Here’s a list of all the stuff you bought at Camden Market that may or may not still be lurking in the dark depths of your wardrobe. 1. Punkyfish tops With strategically placed diagonal zips and handy thumb holes in the sleeves, Punkyfish tops had it all. Not only were they sexy, stylish, and sophisticated (or so you thought), but the zips provided easy access to your midriff, making them every parent’s nightmare. Bonus points if you bought a hoodie in the exact same colour as your sleeveless zip top and wore them together. Which I definitely didn't. And it definitely wasn't bright pink. A photo posted by Kim Helgeson (@kimberley_helgeson) on Jul 17, 2015 at 8:35pm PDT 2. Baggy flares Not to be confused with the chic, denim flares that are enjoying a revival today, these were a hybrid of the worst kind of boyfriend jeans and really, really unflattering flares. And bigger was always better - if they didn’t scuff along the pavement and entirely cover your shoes, you weren’t doing it right. If you were more on the goth side of the colour spectrum, black was naturally the only opt
Unmissable style events
Savile Row Field Day
Wool Week, the annual celebration of all things woolly, kicks off on Monday. To celebrate, luxe Scottish cashmere brand Johnstons of Elgin has joined forces with Savile Row tailor Henry Poole. Not only will Johnstons be taking over the tailors' store windows with their woolly wares, they'll also be transforming the iconic street into a green pasture, covered in turf and closed off to traffic while Beamont Merino and Exmoor sheep graze. Suits ewe, sir!
H&M Beauty Pop-Up
High street giant H&M recently gave their make-up range a much-needed overhaul, and the results are top notch. To celebrate, they’re hosting their first pop-up dedicated entirely to beautification. Head down to shop from the full range of cosmetics, fragrance, and haircare. If you spend over £15 at the weekend, you’ll qualify for free beauty treatments in-store.
Sample sales in London
Where do London's best-dressed fashionistas get hold of high-end gear on the cheap? At sample sales, of course. We've hunted down the essential dates for your designer diary, so set your alarm, sharpen your elbows and get ready to do battle over bargains.
Clarks: Rebooted Pop-Up Shop
Clarks have teamed up with 14 British artists to reimagine brand’s classic desert boots as wearable works of art.
Find yourself a second-hand steal at these fashionable treasure troves
This city boasts loads of low-cost retailers on the high street
There's a wealth of choice out there for London's fashionable chaps
Take your pick of the top places in the capital to get inked
Most-loved by you
Health and beauty in London
London's best nail bars
Here are your best bets for magical manicures and pretty pedicures
Hairdressers in London
Looking for a great haircut in London? Treat your tresses at these classy salons
London's best waxers
Full leg? Brazilian? Check out the best places to get stripped in town
London's best spas
Unwind and relax at some of London's most tranquil establishments
Gyms in London
No more excuses, London: it's time to get in shape