London Fashion Week Day 3 Highlights

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We’re halfway through London Fashion Week SS15 right now and with two days to go until the spotlight shift to Milan, how are we faring so far on Day three?

Well, pretty well if you consider the strong collections from the likes of Topshop Unique (THE hottest ticket in town) and Mary Katrantzou who showed yesterday, but more of that later, what really got the fashion world buzzing was our #ShopcadeLFW pop-up and VIP party!

HEBA and Dazzle & Jolt joined the event yesterday alongside our other fabulous brands for another day of music, makeovers and general fashion fun 😉

We then brought our #ShopcadeLFW pop up to a triumphant close with a VIP party, complete with candy floss, cupcakes and flutes of lambrini! We also had DJ sets from Cheyenne Davide, our very own Fabienne and the much anticipated set from the AMAZING Rough Copy.

Seriously, nothing could have prepared us for how incredible they would be! Choosing three tracks to get the party officially started, they brought the house down with their live performance, so a HUGE thank you to them for making our event so memorable; we are officially in love!

And with that, our #ShopcadeLFW adventure for this season is over, BUT with two more days to come of shows, we’ll be here bringing you the best bits. So without further ado here’s London Fashion Week Day 3…

Topshop Unique: Welcome back Cara Delevingne! Suspiciously absent so far for fashion month, this was her making a triumphant return to the runway opening and closing the show which EVERYONE was at! Joining her on the runway was Jourdan Dunn and Lily Donaldson in a collection which once again surpassed expectations. A sporty chic collection, combined with some beautifully beaded pieces summed up spring wonderfully.

Who made the FROW? Hailey Baldwin, Haylee Steinfeld, Anna Wintour & Alexa Chung

Mary Katrantzou: Oh my word; this collection was to die for! Geometric pieces, complex embroidery, beautiful spring floral patterns, intricate finishing touches and our personal fave, the appearance of a strange frog-person hybrid print! Mary cited that Pangaea, dance and flora and fauna were the inspiration behind this range; a natural progression from her previous collections and as visually strong as ever. Bravo!

Who made the FROW?

Matthew Williamson: Never one to disappoint, Matthew Williamson presented a collection for SS15 full of florals and 70s inspired prints and influences. Floaty maxi dresses, fluted hem skirts, summer accessories- this was a return to character for the brand; accessible pieces beautifully crafted. We can’t wait for summer!

Who made the FROW? Nicole Scherzinger, Poppy Delevingne & Olivia Palermo

Happy Birthday Victoria Beckham!

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Happy Birthday Victoria Beckham! Shopcade salute you and your amazing style. Spice Girl, WAG and now respected designer, you could say VB has accomplished a lot over 40 years. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we have roped in curator (and mega fan) Natalie Corner to chart Victoria’s style evolution over the years. 

Over to you Nat…

nataliecorner“If you grew up in the 90s you were a Spice Girls fan. Period. Even if you didn’t grow up then, you became one in 2007 when the reunion of the five girls who invented ‘girl power’ happened and brought happiness upon the world once again.

Everyone had their favourite ‘Spice’, when I was growing up it was Scary Spice for obvious reasons. But now there’s no denying that my favourite is Victoria Beckham, who has spent many years trying to shed that ‘Posh’ moniker.

Victoria was always known for wearing a lot of black when she was in the Spice Girls, it was her character signature. The most memorable of them was a short ‘Gucci’ mini from the very early days that also appeared in the – bad in a good way – SpiceWorld: The Movie.

In a collaboration with Skype earlier this year Victoria spoke about the look, confessing that in actual fact it was from the high street: ”The first dress that I wore in the Spice Girls, which everybody thought was a little black Gucci dress, was actually from Miss Selfridge – it wasn’t a little back Gucci dress.”

That super mini dress theme continued as she walked the red carpet in gold lame with her fellow Spice’s at the 1997 Billboard Awards and again at the MTV Europe Music Awards in the same year. Not to mention those terrible matching pinstripe suits, canes and cigars(?!) the girls all wore to their film premiere!

When the Spice Girls announced they were parting ways to “pursue solo projects”, Victoria, the one who never really sang, went ahead and launched a bid for that coveted number one spot with her first single ‘Out of Your Mind’ with Dane Bowers and Truesteppers. It was a tough chart battle, getting pipped to the post by Spiller featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s summer anthem Groovejet. The look Victoria went for during her solo career was very interesting(!) working slashed leather, lip rings and the odd few skunk-like extensions.

After being crowned the ‘IT’ couple and nicknamed Posh and Becks, she married successful footballer David Beckham with the wedding exclusively covered by OK! Magazine. She wore an ivory Vera Wang gown, followed by hideous matching purple outfits for the reception.

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The Goss: X Factor Special

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Sam Bailey wins the X Factor: Was there ever any doubt that Sam would lift the X Factor trophy this year? Sure, Nicky will have got the mum’s vote (as we predicted) but Sam had the voice- even though she had her thunder stolen by Nicole Scherzinger in the Saturday duet (hilarious, you have to look it up). Other gossip from this week’s X Factor… Ellie Goulding dueted with finalist Luke Friend in tiny velvet hot pants and a jewelled bralet (she looked amazing, may we just say?!) whilst Katy Perry went for an odd angelic get up (we’re talking halo, wings, the lot!) for her performance last night, but was torn to pieces on Twitter for her vocals. We just thought she had lovely shiny hair. Finally major fashion props must be given to Nicole for last night’s showstopper- a custom made gold flecked fishtail dress by Julien Macdonald– stunning. Well, that’s it until next year… how will we solider on? 😉

Miley’s Cheeky Xmas Selfie: Oh Miley, you cheeky little Christmas elf you. Posing with your top pulled up and only two ‘Merry Christmas’ stickers to preserve your modesty. Kids these days, eh?

Kelly Brook to pen autobiography: This is going to be a fab read! The ever gorgeous Kelly Brook has reportedly signed a £1million deal to pen her autobiography. Already tipped to be ‘sensational’ we’re looking forward to hearing all about her string of hunks and her stint on BGT a few years a go. Cant wait.

Andy Murray wins SPOTY: Ha, what a funny acronym. If you aren’t up on your lingo or have been hiding under a rock for the last 24 hours, our Wimbledon champ was crowned Sports Personality of the Year 2013. Cue lots of witty remarks about Andy’s lack of personality and how ironic it was to see him win. Personally we’re loving Murray in the office- guy has been dressed by Anna Wintour for heaven’s sake and is well on his way to matching his gorgeous girlfriend in the style stakes. Speaking of Kim, any sign of that hair deal yet?!

And finally…

blog.image-product-161213-ukFashion Ed’s Pick of the Day: It’s nearly Christmas! So what better way to celebrate than with an amusing Xmas t-shirt, which is all sparkly and pretty? Only £25 from River Island, go on make someone smile when they see this in their stocking 😉