LFW Belstaff Presentation A/W ’14

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The Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Hyde Park was the serine yet quintessentially British setting for the Belstaff Presentation.

The idea behind it was a “tribute to the spirit of the rebel; the woman who rides with an irreverent attitude. With this authentic and effortless rider in mind, the youth culture from Manchester to London in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s is a central source of inspiration”.

So warmth, strength and hard, heavy textures would symbolise the gritty powerful attitude of the woman they had in mind. Quilting, thick leather, canvas, warmest wools and fur collars.

The effortless make-up and windswept hair also reflected the theme behind the collection.

A masculine silhouette was mixed with long feminine skirts (the pleated leather was to die for!) and patterned jumpers; signifying the ‘mod look’ they had in mind.

Layering was key to their collection. Heavy mittens strapped up over tough parka jackets teamed with chunky leather boots. Next up came minimal, long-sleeved leathers with matching leather biker gloves together with roll-out-fringe shoes (a fave of ours) and thick-knit socks over tights.

It was a gracious soiree, brilliant lighting and visuals to accompany a tough yet elegant A/W ’14 look.


DJ Harley Viera-Newton Talks Jay Z, Holiday Traditions, and Fashion Faux Pas with Shopcade


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Modeling for Uniqlo and DKNY? Check. Being Dior Beauty’s event DJ and brand ambassador? Check. Playing for the likes of House of Holland, Topshop, and MaxMara? Check again! When it comes to music and style, Harley Viera-Newton is definitely one of our biggest inspirations, so we are more than excited to have her play for Shopcade’s holiday shopping event in NYC on December 12!

We managed to chat with her about Christmas gifts, her collaboration with Jay Z and his music label, and her hottest spots in London and New York!

With Christmas getting really close, we really have to start this interview with questions about presents! What has been the best present you have received?

My boyfriend designed a necklace for me with my best friend and I haven’t taken it off since. I love four-leaf clovers, and they made a little silver clover with H’s on each leaf. It’s amazing.

What would be your dream holiday destination? Would you prefer Santa’s village or someplace warm and sunny?

I’m a sucker for a beach.

Which film puts you in the spirit of Christmas?

Love Actually.

What are your favorite tunes for the festive season?

Mariah Carey, Wham, The Waitresses.

What is the one thing that you can’t have enough of during Christmas?

Mum’s cooking! Chocolate! Presents! Can Christmas be all year, please?