Keep dancing to the moon and back, Deborah James tells ‘mini me’ daughter in poignant tribute

DAME Deborah James has urged her daughter Eloise to 'keep dancing to the moon and back' in a poignant tribute.

The 40-year-old last night launched her full In the Style collection, which went live at 7pm.




Hundreds of pieces have already been sold, including her iconic 'rebellious hope' t-shirt.

As part of the collection, the Sun writer had designed a long pink skirt in pale pink.

Taking to Instagram last night, the podcaster turned fashioned designer revealed the inspiration behind the stunning garment, her 12-year-old daughter, Eloise.

She said: "Designed for my beautiful dancing, ballet loving mini me, my daughter Eloise, keep dancing to the moon and back."

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The collection, complete with summer dresses and skirts and even a gorgeous two piece will be available for 48 hours only.

Pieces include the dress the 40-year-old wore to the Chelsea Flower Show this week, as well as the beautiful white dress she wore to accept her damehood from Prince William.

Other garments include a floral skirt and dress.

While Deborah dedicated the pink skirt to her daughter, she also designed the red and pink blazer for her sister-in-law, Ashley.

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Deborah said: "Designed for my sister-in-law, Ashley, who has the slick style at heart and wouldn't accept anything other than perfectly cut lines."

Since the collection was launched last night, hundreds of items have already sold with shoppers flocking to grab Debs' designs.

Speaking further about the inspiration behind the pieces, Deborah said the £45 'Henley' dress, is one she would wear 'in her happy place on a river bank with a drink in my hand'.

"Comfortable to squat on the ground, chic enough to gate crash into the club afterwards," she added.

The £38 'Polo in the park' dress has also sold over 100 pieces and Debssaid this piece was 'fun'.

"Cute enough to hold a mahiki cocktail, chic enough to pretend you actually know the rules."

  • Dame Debs' In The Style collection will be available through the app from 7pm tonight
  • To pre-order Deborah's book visit Amazon
  • Her t-shirt is still available through In the Style in sizes 6-28
  • The Dame Deborah James rose, Bare Root, is available at World of Roses

The signs of bowel cancer you need to know – remember BOWEL

  1. B:Bleeding

There are several possible causes of bleeding from your bottom, of blood in your poo.

Bright red blood could come from swollen blood vessels, haemorrhoids or piles, in your back passage.

Dark red or black blood could come from your bowel or stomach.

Blood in your stools is one of the key signs of bowel cancer, so it’s important to mention it to your doctor so they can investigate.

2. O: Obvious change in loo habits

It’s important to tell your GP if you have noticed any changes in your bowel habits, that lasts three weeks or longer.

It’s especially important if you have also noticed signs of blood in your poo.

You might notice you need to go to the loo more often, you might have looser stools or feel like you’re not going enough or fully emptying your bowels.

Don’t be embarrassed, your GP will have heard a lot worse! Speak up and get it checked.

3. W: Weight loss

This is less common than the other symptoms, but an important one to be aware of. If you’ve lost weight and don’t really know why, it’s worth mentioning to your GP.

You may not feel like eating, feel sick, bloated and not hungry.

4. E: Extreme tiredness

Bowel cancer that causes bleeding can cause a lack of iron in the body – anaemia. If you develop anaemia you’re likely to feel tired and your skin might look pale.

5. L: Lump or pain

As with lots of other forms of cancer, a lump or pain can be a sign of bowel cancer.

It’s most likely you’ll notice a pain or lump in your stomach or back passage.

See your GP if it doesn’t go away, or if it affects how you eat or sleep

Not one to shy away from tradition, Debs also designed the perfect dress to attend Wimbledon in.

The dress is white with black dashes, with vibrant poppies and ruffled sleeves.

She added: "Because separating white and Wimbledon would be like having strawberries without cream. Comfortable enough to curl up and watch from the sofa if it's raining. Chic enough to sit in centre court incase you win the ballot."

Since moving to at home hospice care early this month Deborah has not stopped.

The cancer advocate has not only launched a whole collection, but has also had a rose named after her.

Not only that, but Debs has also managed to raise a staggering £6.5million for the BowelBabe fund which will be given to charities such as Cancer Research UK, The Royal Marsden and Bowel Cancer UK.

Deborah was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer just days before Christmas in 2016.

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Known to fans as BowelBabe, she has shared every step of her journey with Sun readers and her legion of loyal Instagram followers.

Even as she stares death in the face, her determination to raise awareness of her rare cancer has not faltered.


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