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New in: Jessica Simpson Shoes

New in: Jessica Simpson Shoes

Much like business moguls Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé Knowles, former pop-princess turned fashion designer and pregnant yummy mummy, Jessica Simpson, channels her flirtatiously feminine style into her own collection of casual womenswear, accessories and most-recently maternity-wear. Now, Jessica Simpson’s range of highly-covetable footwear has landed at House of Fraser. Make a bold style statement for...
Mum’s the word: Make her day this Mother’s Day! 10th March 2013

Mum’s the word: Make her day this Mother’s Day! 10th March 2013

Who is always on hand with a hankie, a kind word or two and a cup of tea when you really need it? Who always tells you the truth about your dress, your job and even your boyfriend? Who bails you out of a tricky situation and constantly puts you before her own needs? She...
Got plans this weekend? We’ve got your wardrobe sorted!

Got plans this weekend? We’ve got your wardrobe sorted!

There may be a chill in the air but don’t write off the weekend! Whatever your plans; be they shopping with the girls, lunch with family, a cosy duvet day followed by dancing and drinks or a romantic dinner date, we have two failsafe options for day and night. Happy Weekend! Keep it casual and...
London Fashion Week: Street Style

London Fashion Week: Street Style

House of Fraser took to the streets for London Fashion Week to capture some of the best-dressed fashionistas assembled to celebrate the eclectic and vibrant spirit of British Fashion. We were on the lookout for innovative interpretations of this season’s key trends and statement pieces; from Monochromatic palettes or sprightly pops of colour to oriental-inspired...
You Shouldn’t Have, Valentine! Competition Stories

You Shouldn’t Have, Valentine! Competition Stories

Thank you for all of your entries to our online competition You Shouldn’t Have, Valentine! We received over 440 hilarious stories from you all and enlisted a six-strong team of editors to select their favourite stories. You had us in fits of giggles in the office, however we managed to pull ourselves together to choose...
Schools Out for Half-Term! Why not bake at home with the kids?

Schools Out for Half-Term! Why not bake at home with the kids?

Just a gentle last-minute reminder, next week is half-term (just in case you forgot) and if your house is going to be filled with energetic little sprogs all week, now is the time to give a thought to some simple, fun yet inexpensive activities to keep them entertained. Beyond the usual ideas for keeping children...
A Decadent Valentine’s Day Dessert: White Chocolate Champagne Cupcakes

A Decadent Valentine’s Day Dessert: White Chocolate Champagne Cupcakes

For Valentine’s Day dessert, how could you go wrong with chocolate, Champagne, strawberries and cream? No matter if you’re someone’s Valentine, someone’s secret admirer or if 14th February turns out just to be an average, uneventful day, we have the perfect ‘means of seduction’/ ‘self-healing salve’ [delete as appropriate] to fit the bill. These moist...
KEEP CALM AND FLIP AWAY: Hooray, it’s Pancake Day!

KEEP CALM AND FLIP AWAY: Hooray, it’s Pancake Day!

Rejoice, for Shrove Tuesday (universally known as Pancake Day) – is finally upon us; it comes around but once a year and – as a wicked lie I was once told when I was small would have it – today is the only acceptable day to eat pancakes. Don’t fret, it’s actually hogwash! Traditionally however,...
Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! This is the Year of the Snake so celebrate in style with a very appropriate snakeskin effect bag from Biba. Perfectly on-trend and in a choice of styles and colours, it means the party will never end. Bag one yourself!
To have and to hold: The Handbag Edit

To have and to hold: The Handbag Edit

If you only buy one piece this month, it should be a considered purchase with longevity to set you up for the season ahead. The simplest, chicest way to update your wardrobe and transition from AW12 to SS13 with ease is to invest in every girl’s perennial favourite; the highly covetable handbag. At HOF HQ,...
Valentine’s Day Supper: Seared Steak with Sautéed Shallots & Citrus Sauce

Valentine’s Day Supper: Seared Steak with Sautéed Shallots & Citrus Sauce

Seductive lingerie, flowers and chocolate can work wonders on Valentine’s Day, but showering your loved one with gifts will only get you so far; to truly convey your affections, nothing says it better than food! Not just any old grub will do, though – it doesn’t have to be complicated or even expensive – it...
Smooth Operator: Boost your breakfast with an Antioxidant-Charged Berry Smoothie

Smooth Operator: Boost your breakfast with an Antioxidant-Charged Berry Smoothie

Regardless of how January’s resolution fared, however many times you have pressed snooze on your alarm rather than dragging yourself to the gym at ridiculous-o-clock, whatever you had for supper last night; everyday is a new day and a new chance to action the changes that you really want to make and establish as a...