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10 Reasons Why… women cheat // Well, according to Emily Hartridge, anyway

Russell Brand fancies her, the Daily Mail wuv her – hellz; she was even featured as ‘going up’ in Grazia t’other week. Yup, online presenter Emily Hartridge is fast becoming an ‘internet sensation’…

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Sweet talkin’ guys // AKA bull-shitting bastards

Wow. That title was pretty intense. Soz! You should view this as the sequel to my earlier post on how to tell when he’s just not that into you. It seems following in-depth…

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Our guilty pleasure celebrity crush // Why we fancy the (high waisted) pants off Simon Cowell

As this season’s Britain’s Got Talent drew to an dancing dog style close last weekend, I felt a little bit choked up. Not because Jonathan and Charlotte didn’t win (although that did piss…

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Starts and ends // Bad beginnings. And even worse endings.

I’ve started, so I’ll finish That famous sentence uttered by the late, great Magnus Magnusson during every episode of Mastermind, and every single human being who’s painted a room, ever. I’ve been thinking…

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Doing passionate love affairs the celebrity way

LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE. The desperate, all-consuming, ‘I can’t breathe when you’re not here’, split-apart-souls-finding-each-other kind of love. I’m sure we’ve all felt it at one time or another, perhaps even right now,…

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The Manifesto // Girls and their lady gardens: a flourishing bush or pruned clean away?

The Le Blow Manifesto. We ask our Manel (man + panel, yeah?) for the truth. On important things. Like: girls and their lady gardens – a flourishing bush or pruned clean away? Hitler…

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The Manifesto // You like a girl and it’s going well. Where does it all go wrong?

Girls. You know how it is. You go on a date with a guy. You like him and think it’s going great guns. He, on the other hand, has obviously had a change…

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The Manifesto // Girls and their oddball shoe choices. Discuss?

The Le Blow Manifesto. We ask our panel of men (Manel?) for the truth. On important things. Like: girls and their often bonkers shoe choices. Discuss… MAN 1 // Most men don’t give…

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The Manifesto // Legs Vs boobs: what does it for you?

The Le Blow Manifesto. We ask four men for the truth. On important things. Like: legs Vs boobs – what does it for you? MAN 1 // Boobs, every time. For ages I…

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How to ask a girl out // this isn’t an excuse to post pictures of hot boys. Honest.

Note: this post is in no way a thinly veiled excuse to post pictures of dudes who we would like to be asked out by. Nope. OK, let’s make this UK specific –…

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Fancying the ‘fugly’ one in boy bands // why it pays to go for the mysterious ones at the back

I’ve been writing this post in my head for ages. You know: fancying the ‘unpopular’ one in boy bands. The one no one else fancies. The one that usually gets plonked at the…

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What women want // The actual truth. I mean it!

Listen up men. MEL GIBSON LIED TO YOU I’m going to be completely honest here. You know when you see a women or men’s interest magazine with the blurb: ‘REVEALED!! What Women ACTUALLY…

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How much… is enough? // Yeah, you know what we mean…

Let’s talk about sex (baybee). Yep, I’m going there. Look away if easily offended… TOWIE’s Mark Wright, of all people, has got me thinking… how much sex is enough? You see, appaz the…

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Love me, love my sick…

Hello. You may not remember me, I used to write things here about 74 years ago… I won’t bore you with the details of where I’ve been, but it involves settling into a…

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Blow Out (and about) // I love Jeff Leach’s… brains?

Being the Culture Vulture that I am, constantly seeking to improve and enlighten myself through exposing myself (calm down) to new experiences, THIS WEEK  I thought I would partake in an evening of…

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Relationship advice // How soon is too soon?

You’ve met a boy. You really like him. You’ve been dating for a few months and it’s all going rather swimmingly. You’re seeing each other exclusively and it’s only a matter of time…

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The seven best break up songs. There’s no Alanis Morissette here.

So it appears I am somewhat of a specialist in the realm of break-ups. I swear I’ve had more Ex Boyfriends than actual Boyfriends – in fact, it’s a bloody shame there’s not…

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Insomnia is a DICK // A lament from a girl who’s not getting any (sleep that is)

I heart sleep – BIG time. Spending hours languishing in the sack catching Zeds is totally irresistible. Although recently, I’ve been hounded by the thumping great dick that is insomnia. About as welcome and…

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The seven rules of sistahood. Break them and risk the wrath of a woman.

Now, I’m aware my posts so far have been rather ‘boy heavy’. And let’s be honest: I could continue harking on about boys all ruddy day… but this one? THIS ONE – is…

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Six guilty pleasure celebrity sorts

Guilty pleasures. And I’m not talking about the normal, ‘ooooh I secretly fancy Phillip Schofield’ or ‘isn’t Gordon Ramsay hot in a craggy kinda way?’, cos as we all know we here at…

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Love, life and stuff // The Break Up Part IV: falling in love with my boyfriend’s plastic surgeon

The story goes that Johnny Depp used to fill hotel rooms full of daisies for Kate Moss. Who could not be seduced by this story, a beautiful whilst slightly dark talented man and…

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Four first date tips. From someone who knows.

So. The first date. It should be a good thing. An exciting thing! Full of promise and flirtation. And butterflies. And hair flicking. And giggling. But it’s also petrifying. And awkward. And just…

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How to… tell when he’s just not that into you

Boys, eh? I’ve seen otherwise normal girls – confident, ballsy, outgoing sorts – go as nutty as squirrel shite over whether the new fella in their life really likes them and why he…

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If your name’s not down, you’re not coming in // Observations of a Door Whore (heh)

If you’re a regular raver you will probably have countless stories about unreasonable door staff. From the bitches with clip boards to power tripping bouncers. Well, I’ve been one of those bitches and…

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Actual real life Secret Diary of a (one day) Call Girl…

Has anyone asked if they could listen to you peeing today? I’m hoping the answer is no, although on one dreadful afternoon not so long ago, my own answer would have been yes….

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Chivalry is officially DEAD. Or is it?

You know what it’s like, you’re out in a bar, someone catches your eye, maybe initiates a little contact with a flirty-flirty pull-y hair, touch-y face steal-y hat, grabby arm. Oh wait, no….

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Love, life and stuff // The Break Up Part III: New Love

I feel like I have unwittingly become a member of that secret club that people have always told me about and I’ve never believed in. “you’ll just know when you meet the one”…

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The male of the species is defo more deadly than the female // six types of men to avoid

Over the past year I have dived tongue-first into the quite frankly MENTAL world of dating while other normals my age are settling down with children and carpets and meals that involve actual…

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Love, life and stuff // The Break Up Part II (AKA thank Christ I don’t have to go to that bloody christening anymore)

If you’ve read part one you’ll know that I just recently escaped ended a long term relationship with Mr Right but not-right-for-me. Apart from waking up each morning with a feeling of unashamed…

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Oi oi! Get your tits out for the lads and other stories

Look out ladies, there’s a new movement in town. Hollaback encourages women to make a stand against (I can barely bring myself to utter the horrors subjected to us poor women folk; it’s…

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Love, life and stuff // The Break Up Part I

As he packed his bags and I locked myself in the bathroom to hide away from it I began to cry. Without warning the tears dried up, I prodded at my feelings, testing…

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Being single. Or: how to cut the nails on my right hand now?

I’ve recently been flirting with the possibility of regaining my independence and going back to living alone, sans mon petit copain. I have little lists of pros and cons in my head, never…

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Working 9-5… or not // Tales from the Job Centre

Hello. Are you currently job hunting? Well pour yourself a cup of ambition and come sit next to me, let’s put t’ruddy world to rights. There’s absolutely nothing available is there? Not that it matters…

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Overheard // Love me, love my lunchbox (one culinary conversation too far…)

There’s a strange breed of human who walks and lunches amongst us. They have a phone in one hand and they ain’t afraid to use it. They have an hour long lunch break…

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Eight things that piss us right off about bloody Valentine’s Day

On Feb 1st, approx 9,953 Valentine’s Day press releases landed in my inbox. They were all cheesier than a French man’s jock-strap and tried to shoe-horn totally unrelated product into a lovey-dovey package….

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Ever had one of those friendships that sits on the cusp of something more?

Having fallen hopelessly in love with a popstar, yes this story does start that way, or rather that wasn’t really the start… OK, let’s go somewhat from the start. Ever had one of…

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