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The Girls Are Back in Town!

That’s right, our favourite five piece since the Backstreet Boys are back to what they do best and have kicked off their reunion tour with a bang. Complete with sequins, glitter and some rather strange feathered wings, the girls have joined forces once more to give fans an anniversary show to remember. Starting off in Newcastle, it’s clear they’ve set the standards high for the rest of the eight week tour. But it wasn’t the harmonies or Cheryl’s (questionable) new back tattoo we were focused on…it was Nicola Robert’s arms!

Looking fabulous and fierce, the girls changed into metallic basque style dresses and nude fishnets for a part of their set, proving just why they’re an office favourite. It was only then that we noticed that the 27 year old fashionista (and close confidante of designer Henry Holland) was modelling none other than some armery! Possibly one of the most forward thinking uses of hosiery fabric yet, armery was created for those of us who want to keep our arms under wraps when out and about. Great for layering underneath dresses and tees for a faux long sleeve, they add warmth and coverage to any ensemble. What’s more, you can style them over strapless & sleeveless dresses if you’re mindful of feeling too exposed.

 It seems Nicola has done just this, adding a chic black number to complement her stage ensemble. To

get the redhead’s savvy style, try the Mary Portas & Charnos Plain Armery. With four fab shades to choose from, including Nicole’s black, there is an armery option  for every wardrobe. Whether you wish to match or clash, let the hosiery sleeves sculpt & define your arms for a stage worthy look.

And if you have a penchant for pattern, these clever sleeves also come in a fishnet version and a floral one too!

So take your cue from the pop princesses themselves and get the look now, back tattoos not compulsory…



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Mary's Magically Marvellous New Collection!

Mary Portas is officially our saviour.  The redheaded retail guru has launched new products in her hosiery collaboration with top brand

Charnos, and this time she isn’t only helping us to look great – she’s making us slimmer, too!

“An instant red carpet figure for real British women”, states the tagline for her range of “Tights of Wonder” from the Mary Portas & Charnos collection, and we have to admit we agree wholeheartedly.  The capsule collection contains 3 amazing products, all with a control top boxer brief that targets the big three – flattening the tummy while slimming your hips and thighs and lifting your bottom!  The Scroll Shaper Tights feature a striking chain design for bolder fashionistas, and the Spotty Shaper Tights are great if you like your designs a little subtler (they’re even elegant enough to wear to work!)  If patterned tights just aren’t your thing, there is also a control version of her popular Sheer 10 denier tights which have a classic matte finish and are made from Lycra Fusion Fibres so they

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