Shopcade Dates: The Creative Team

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Photo Credit: @fashionfabs

For our June Style Battle™, we’ve taken Style Council members on Shopcade dates to find out more about them, their style and what fashion advice they can share!

For this date we took Rachel Holland, our June stylist for the winner’s shoot, and Alice Luker, fashion photographer, to My Old Dutch, London’s infamous pancake house where we stuffed ourselves with savoury and sweet ones topped off with a Ferrero Rocher milkshake…delicious!

And now, to business…

Rachel Holland 

1. How would you describe your style?

Heavily influenced by the 1960s and 1970s, often minimal, inspired by travelling and with a bit of rock ‘n’ roll thrown in.

2. What’s your favourite item in your wardrobe that you can’t live without?

My jewellery. I’ve been collecting unusual pieces for years.

3. What are your have trends this Summer?

I love the denim on denim trend, it’s so wearable and easy to pull off. Also carrying a leather rucksack instead of a handbag, it looks really modern and much more relaxed than a formal bag.

4. What are your fave three brands?

Acne, Margiela, Givenchy

5. Give us one piece of fashion advice…

Dress yourself in an organic, natural way and be true to yourself. Find your own individual style and your own way of dressing that feels good. Expressing who you are on the inside and reflecting it onto the outside beats mindlessly following the trends; That’s how most fashion editors dress – they find what works for them and they stick to it, almost like a uniform. You can then have fun switching up your look with accessories, jackets and shoes for each new season.

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May #StyleCouncil: Claire Portsmith from Motel Rocks

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Meet Claire Portsmith, Motel’s part trend forecaster and part designer who has joined our May Style Council!

For the winning female, Motel Rocks will be providing three looks for the shoot with We Are Collision Magazine.

Find out more about Claire’s fashionable life below!

Hey Claire, What’s on your Shopcade this season?

A mixture of fun key pieces for everyday and some dreamy wish list treats that maybe one day I can get my hands on!

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

Confidence and self belief in their own unique style!

What trends, if any are you loving this season?

Abstract art prints – LOVE!

Who are your fave designers?

Dries Van Noten, Celine, Acne, Proenza Schouler, Antipodium, Carven, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Christopher Kane, JW Anderson and right at the top right now, Marques Almeida!

Best high street brands?

Motel obvs! Dream essentials! (and I do like a bit of Topshop!)

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