Top celebrity weddings of 2014 gallery

Solange Knowles weds Alan Ferguson

Kim and Kanye and George and Amal dominated the headlines, but they weren't the only A listers who tied the knot.

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From the Duchess to Kim K donning metallic bubble wrap: the style moments you clicked on in 2014.

Cute alert: NPH's twins singing

Neil Patrick Harris' twins singing

Sometimes children singing can be... interesting. But when Neil Patrick Harris is involved, it's just adorable.

A-Z of Christmas: Baby edition

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U is for 'unexpected excretions'. Note to self. Have backup embarrassing Christmas outfit ready, just in case.

How do ladies survive the day?

PRESSURE: The pressures are always there telling women they're not good enough without some assistance.

OPINION: As a guy I find women deliciously mysterious. But it's clear from all the ads that I'm in the growing minority.

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love & sex

Relationship rules to ignore

ELECTRONIC FRONTIERS: In this brave new era, how do we navigate the less obvious dating milestones?

Think you know the new tenets of Too Soon? Here's a loose guide to modern dating timeframes.

Outrage over advice column

It has set the internet aflame with its tut-tutting advice for wives who have become marriage murderers.

Gay Christians choosing celibacy

A plan most fowl

food & wine

Foods we will be eating in 2015

BIG NEXT YEAR: Matcha green tea powder is thought to offer extra health benefits.

A few years back it was chia, more recently kale and now it's time for kefir, matcha and quark.

10 quirky gifts for foodies gallery

We all know someone who loves to bake or cook up a storm. Here are 10 gifts to add to their kitchen arsenal.

Pour me another scoop, stat.

Real wine ice-cream now exists

Game-changing invention, sadly only available in the US, brings a whole new meaning to "dessert wine".

beauty

Kate's hair is William's 'nightmare'

The Duchess's long and thick hair could be the reason she has a private hairstylist on call.

Princely payback for his beloved's hairpiece quip.

In my beauty bag: Leonie Barlow

Take a peek at the products on the The Style Insider's current love list.

PRESSURE: The pressures are always there telling women they're not good enough without some assistance.

How do women survive the day?

OPINION: As a guy I find women deliciously mysterious. But it's clear from all the ads that I'm in the growing minority.

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10 most popular fashion stories gallery

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From the Duchess to Kim K donning metallic bubble wrap: the style moments you clicked on in 2014.

New Look lands in NZ! gallery

Well, a collection of it is available at Ezibuy - here are the items we're coveting.

Keep your fringe in place with this charming fry-up headband.

Bacon headbands actually exist gallery

Thanks to a fake-food manufacturer's move into jewellery, you can now legitimately wear a full fry-up on your head.

well & good

Comfort foods not that comforting

COMFORT FOODS: Can they actually improve your mood?

Bacon, ice-cream or chocolate do not soothe us any more than other foods – or no food at all, study says.

Eat just 2 cookies a day

At this time of year eating cookies in moderation is sensible advice. But how much is "in moderation"?

Where fat goes when you lose it

Trying not to try

life

The most awful lie I've ever told

ECONOMICAL WITH A LIE: The author prefers to save her big lies for her fiction writing.

Not only had I kissed someone I shouldn't have, I had fibbed to my best friend. Was this the real me?

It's going to be a cheeky Christmas gallery video

New photos of a smiling, chubby-cheeked Prince George have been released for Christmas.

Why we banned Christmas

More women choosing 'child-free'

home & property

Seven fairytale castles for sale gallery

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Always fancied yourself as a bit of a king or queen? Well now you can really live the dream - if you have a spare $10m.

Fancy owning an island?

If you have a spare $40 mill that dream could be a reality - Auckland's Pakatoa Island is back up for sale.

NATURE: Simple, foraged arrangements add a casual and personal touch.

Tips for fuss-free Xmas table gallery

When it comes to setting the table this Christmas, keep it simple and keep it Kiwi.

luxury

10 pricey Oscar dresses gallery

JENNIFER LAWRENCE, $4,000,000: The blush-pink ballgown by Dior Haute Couture worn by J-Law at the 2013 Academy Awards tops the list of most valuable awards dresses in recent times. Why? All because she tripped. That's right, the image of Lawrence tripping on the stairs was broadcast around the world giving Dior enormous publicity. Winning the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook possibly also played a part in the exposure, but one is starting to think that trip wasn't an accident...

Designer brands gain enormous exposure on Oscar night. Here are 10 of the most valuable dresses worn in recent history.

The bike that costs $512,000 gallery

Coated in 24-carat gold, it’s for the man who has everything.

TELLING HER MOTHER'S STORY IN STYLE: Diane von Furstenberg says writing her book, The Woman I Wanted to Be, helped her understand her mother's history and how she survived the Holocaust.

Luxury looks like DVF

Luxury smells like exotic flowers, tastes like peppermint tea, and looks like Diane von Furstenberg.

weddings

Top 11 celebrity weddings of 2014 gallery

Solange Knowles weds Alan Ferguson

Kim and Kanye and George and Amal dominated the headlines, but they weren't the only A listers who tied the knot.

One over the top proposal

One man's marriage proposal was a smashing success, but not in the way he'd hoped.

Wellington Man's Treasure Hunt Proposal

Treasure hunt proposal video

The race to the altar for a Wellington couple hit the heights of Mt Victoria, Amazing Race-style.

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Dogs tuck in to Xmas lunch

What do you get when you add 13 dogs and one cat with 14 pairs of human hands? One ridiculously cute video.

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