More on our August Style Council Judges!

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More on our August Style Council Judges!

 More on the August Style Council Judges | Photo Credits: Neely Reyes | Blonde Ambition | Jai’me Jan

Next week marks the announcement of the August #StyleBattle winners and so we thought we’d delve into the lives of our Style Council Judges, Neely Reyes, Jai’me Jan and DJ Blonde Ambition to find out just why they made the hit list for our August Style Council!

Neely Reyes – Founder and Director of Sapphires Model Management

Neely Reyes is the founder of the award-winning Sapphires Model Management, an agency that has worked with and provided models for some of the biggest names in the industry. Her client list includes brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Victoria Beckham, Rimmel, Chloé and NARS to name a few.

 

More on our August Style Council Judges!

 

Find out about her style inspo & what’s got her ticking this season….

What’s on your shopping list this season?

I am looking for a nice pair of high boots!

What do you think is the thing that makes people’s style really stand out?

The right amount of confidence.

What trends, if any are you loving this season?

I really like the tiny trunk handbags and also the modern Victorian trend, as I love lace and unusual sleeving!

Who are your fave designers?

I like so many but my all-time favourites are:

Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Charlotte Olympia

Best high street brands?

ASOS, H&M, Topshop, Next

Whose style do you admire?

Jessica Biel, Jessica Pare, Jenna Dewan, Jessica Alba

Have you ever had a fashion faux pas?

I am sure I have had a few! I recently found a pic of these awful pointy boots I owned. When I say pointy I mean like sword pointy. I looked like a witch!

What’s your favourite piece in your wardrobe atm?

My Vivienne Westwood Orb Embellished Crocodile Effect Leather Tote and a velvet jacket I purchased from Monsoon. It is so comfortable.

What item could you not live without? Fashion/Beauty item…

My liquid eyeliner for sure!

Most famous person on your twitter/Instagram/in your phone book..

Channing Tatum on my Instagram and I wish he was in my phone book.

What inspires you?

My sisters, my mum, my co-directors Iain and Martin and my friends and colleagues.

 

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NYFW Fall Essentials!

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NYFW Fall Essentials!

Ready or not, fall is COMING. With duster coats, ankle booties, and plaid scarfs filling up your shopping lust list, we bet you can’t wait to see what else is in store for you this fall!

Well guess what, you’ll soon find out in about two weeks (more like REAL SOON) all the lust-worthy fashion items you should be eyeing up during New York Fashion Week.

Headed to the concrete jungle? You don’t have to fret, but you know you’ve got to start prepping now for your busy week in the bustling city. Once you hit the streets on your way to the shows and after parties, you’ve GOT to be prepared for any #NYFW moment.

Fashion Week essentials? More like NYFW “survival” essentials! From items to pack in your suitcase to emergency items in your clutch – we’ve got you covered! You never know what can happen in the Big Apple NYFW Fall Essentials! Shop our #NYFW survival essentials now!

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You Know You’re Officially A Fresher When…

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1. You get Freshers Flu. It’s like a right of passage! Dose up and solider on You Know Youre Officially A Fresher When...

You Know Youre Officially A Fresher When...

 

2. You discover what a Jager Bomb is! You try it, you hate it and you drink it repeatedly because it’s cheap.

You Know Youre Officially A Fresher When...

 

3. You still bring your washing home to your mum, because lets face it, some things never change.

You Know Youre Officially A Fresher When...

 

4. You make as many Facebook friends in the first month as possible and then swiftly spend the next few months figuring out how to block the weirdo now liking ALL your images.

You Know Youre Officially A Fresher When...

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#LakmeFashionWk Highlights!

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#LakmeFashionWk Highlights!

Check out our #LakmeFashionWk Highlights! | All Photo Credits: Facebook.com/LakmeFashionWk 

Fashion is all about the next big thing and #LakmeFashionWk has always been a platform that has championed the young guns. While Day One was all about the gen-next category of designers, Day Three saw more established names taking bold and bright risks to make a point.

We here at Shopcade absolutely loved the slogan inspired looks at Ikai, color-blocking sunflowers at Yogesh Chaudhary and femme fatale inspired jewelry at Outhous. Below is a complete list of names that we will be looking out for in the coming seasons.

1. ‘Little Miss. Sunshine’ chic anyone? Surendri by Yogesh Chaudhary was everything about big, bold prints infused with bright colors.

#LakmeFashionWk Highlights!

2. The OUTHOUSE girls presented a sensational array of harness inspired jewellery, that is definitely not for the faint-hearted!

#LakmeFashionWk Highlights!

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We Hit Up Juice Magazine’s Photo Shoot In Mumbai!

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We Hit Up Juice Magazines Photo Shoot In Mumbai!
Photographs: Shoeb Mashadi |Styling: Daniel Franklin

Gatecrashing shoots are fun, but being invited to cover a shoot exclusively is even better and that’s just what happened to us last month when we hit up the Juice magazine photo shoot in Mumbai!

We went behind the scenes to check out the August issue, which was all about real women and their style. Our fab Country Manager and fashionista Kriti Tula grabbed stylist Daniel Franklin for a quick Q&A about his ideas for the shoot, his personal style and if he’s all about the runway, or a high street guy at heart?

We Hit Up Juice Magazines Photo Shoot In Mumbai!

Hey Daniel! What are you wearing today and what would you say your style is all about?

I am wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo coat and a Disney t-shirt. My personal style depends on my mood, I am very conscious of how I dress in the morning and I factor in things like my mood, my POA for the day, and the weather.

Any monsoon survival tips you want to share with us?

Don’t wear flip-flops unless you want yucky muck splatters all over your back, or just don’t wear flip-flops outside the house. Period.

What’s your favorite label this Summer?

Not big on labels but my favorite piece for the summer is the slogan t-shirt, I’ve seen some really cool ones this season.

Tell us a little about this photo shoot we are at, it looks amazing!

This shoot is for our August issue. The issue is our ‘Real fashion for Real women issue’ so we are shooting 7 women representing a spectrum of Indian shapes and colours to break the fashion myths (do’s and don’t’s) that they have always been told.

What’s new at Juice mag? 

Cant really talk about it just yet, but from what I’ve seen it’s gonna be spectacular!

OK then, how about some quick fire questions instead?! 

1. Style or Substance? Don’t see why you cant have both.

2. Runway or High street? Who we kidding?..Runway

3. What are the strangest things we’re likely to find in your closet? Kimono, kilt, lungi’s, breeches.. take your pick! Someone will find it strange, I’m sure.

4. Sweatpants or skinny jeans? Skinny jeans

5. Beach holiday or city breaks? City break, or better still, it would be a mountain trek.

 

Here’s a sneak peek of our fave shots from the August issue. Click each image to shop the look and trend direct on Shopcade! We’re good to you, we really are We Hit Up Juice Magazines Photo Shoot In Mumbai!

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Presenting Style Council Judge… Sarah Ashcroft!

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Presenting Style Council Judge... Sarah Ashcroft!

 Photo Credit: @sarahhashcroft

We have a big old #fblogger crush on Sarah Ashcroft AKA That Pommie Girl right now! Judge on our illustrious Style Council for the August #StyleBattle she will be casting her expert eye over all your fashionable looks this month.

We took our stylish Style Council member to STK on The Strand for a delicious menu off mini burgers, triple cooked truffle chips (yes these do exist!) and macaroni cheese to get the lowdown of a day in the life of a fashion blogger!

Presenting Style Council Judge... Sarah Ashcroft!
If only we could eat this everyday!

What have you been up to this week?

Last night I went to a Motel Vintage event at The Clapham Grand with a smaller group of bloggers to talk all things vintage, which was super fun! And tomorrow I’m heading to Birmingham to have a meeting for My Bandage Dress for whom I’m their ambassador.

What’s your most have accessory ATM?

I’m loving my Selfie Stick that Pretty Little Thing recently gave to me – it makes selfie life so much easier!

What’s next for you?

Well I’ve never been to London Fashion Week and this year I am really looking at going as there’s so many designers I admire! I really love Sophia Webster & would be so excited to head to her London Fashion Week event, so we shall see!

 

Check out Sarah’s newly released vlog below about her week out and about, including her date with us, plus her involvement with #StyleBattle and all the goodies from The Designer Store we sent her in our exclusive blogger box!

 

For the full lowdown, check out Sarah’s offish YouTube page here and see the vlog in its entirety! Also, want to know more about the pieces we sent her? Click the links in the description to find out more! 

Announcing the WINNER of #streetfashionweek!

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Announcing the WINNER of #streetfashionweek!
#streetfashionweek | Photo Credit: @ritujabakshi | littleshilpa.com | koovs.com

Remember way back when (OK, OK it was only last week!) when we launched our awesome #streetfashionweek campaign? We asked you, our fab India users, to post your most stylish looks for a chance to WIN some pretty amazing prizes.

Well, competition was fierce but we finally narrowed it down and now we have our official WINNER! Drum roll please….The Winner of #streetfashionweek is @ritujabakshi YAY!

She’ll be walking away with a KOOVS INR 5000 voucher, Plus tickets from our pal Little Shilpa to see the Lakmé Salon’s ‘Show Stopping Hair’ Collection styled by the fashionista herself.

Rituja’s winning look totally topped our lust list for the final days of summer; the printed romper, teamed with a neon snakeskin clutch, red shoes and statement necklace was just the perfect #streetfashionweek outfit in our eyes!

Make sure you follow Rituja’s profile for more great outfit inspo, and check out her fab list on the structured trend she spotted on the #LakmeFashionWK catwalks yesterday.

Speaking of fashion week kicking off in Mumbai, we’ve been hitting up the shows ourselves to see what is proving a hit so far. Our fashion correspondent Santu Misra checked out both the  AMIT AGGARWAL and MASABA shows, both of which got a huge thumbs up!

Make sure you keep an eye on our app, site and blog for more #LakmeFashionWK updates as our fashion network hit the shows over the next few days!





Summer Highs with #fbloggers

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Summer Highs with #fbloggers

All Photography by Daniel Towle

Summer has well and truly peaked, the evenings may have more of a chill to them but were not pulling out the coat and boots just yet- we’ve still got Reading and Leeds Festival, open air cinema screenings and BBQ’s galore! Trends have been generous with a mix of loud prints, contrasting textures and colour clashes. We got together with our sun loving #fbloggers to show off their summer highlights….

Summer Highs with #fbloggers

Shopcade with bloggers Angharad and Charlotte

The bolder and the brighter the better. Florals have taken on a variety of new patterns and forms, floral crowns have been a huge one over festival season as well as prints, reefs, on shades, on bags- pretty much wherever we can possibly fit them!

Summer Highs with #fbloggers Kimonos landed with a heavy weight this season! Not only did we have the biggest selection of colours, shapes and styles, sales this year broke all time records! Fashionistas cant get enough of the throw-it-on instant glamour piece that has totally carried us through summer!

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Shopcade Hits #LakmeFashionWk

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Shopcade Hits #LakmeFashionWk

Shopcade Hits #LakmeFashionWk | Photo Credit: cosmo.intoday.in

31st century Red Carpet gowns? Yes please! AMIT AGGARWAL’S show at #LakmeFashionWk was too fab for words. He sure knows how to dress his women! Proof? Almost every look had a play of solid and sheer with curve-hugging silhouettes as it’s base to it (all in the effort to accentuate the curve).

To top it off, was the intricate, almost couture like construction that hugged a lot of his looks on the runway. Perforated peplums, plastic and metal meshing and sequined applique completed his collection.

Shopcade Hits #LakmeFashionWk
#LakmeFashionWk | Masaba Gupta with Shilpa Shetty

MASABA sure knows how to have fun with clothes. The Masaba girl is vibrant, young and straight out of a 60s movie set! Usually all of Masaba’s collection has one or more print story running through it and this was no exception.

60s flying discs and bold flowers made for most of the collection. Highlight of the show? Actress, mother and entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty in a cut-out sari-gown. Perfection!

Stay tuned for more updates from #LakmeFashionWeek coming this week on Shopcade!






Boohoo Joins Our August Style Council!

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Boohoo Joins Our August Style Council!

Photo Credit: Boohoo.com

Meet Kate Holroyd, Boohoo‘s Senior Stylist and our new designer judge on our August Style Council! If you want to know what floats her fashion boat this season, what inspires her work and how you can dress to impress and win her vote to be crowned our August #StyleBattle™ winner, then read on!

What’s on your shopping list this season?

I’m loving all the knitwear that has graced the catwalk this season… From boxy crop knits to the oversized maxi cardigan and roll neck shapes. They’re great pieces to have in your wardrobe, as they’re great for layering with everything!

Relaxed tailoring was also a big trend coming through on the catwalk, so I’ll be buying into tailored jackets and oversized wide leg trousers. Christopher Kane really captured relaxed tailoring perfectly with the three piece dressing!!

What do you think is the thing that makes people really stand out on the Looks app? 

For me, I think it’s originality, confidence and personality that makes people stand out on the looks app!

What trends, if any are you loving this season?

I really loved the winter pastels this season with its soft palette of greys, blues and blushes! Textures and oversized shapes with lots of layering makes it such a great fashion forward trend and it has definitely been reinvented for winter! I love what Gucci did on the runway with its 60s inspired feel to the collection! I loved all the oversized mohair furs in the soft pastel palette!

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