Shopcade Blogger Spotlight: A Rosie Outlook

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Rosie lives in the New Forest with her boyfriend and her dog, Bodhi. She blogs over at A Rosie Outlook and it is really just her corner of the internet for posting things she gets up to. This usually means photographs of outfits, forest walks or adventures, recipes and forays into baking, shopping and wishlists, reviews, and her latest attempts to update their rather 70s-ified house.  She also loves collecting old film cameras, being by the sea, sending letters and packages and pottering in the garden.

What do you do in your spare time?
I like photography, reading, playing with my little dog, sending and receiving post, being out in the countryside, baking and making my house lovely.

What is your favourite shopping destination near to you?
I predominantly do my shopping on the internet to be honest, occasionally I’ll go to Southampton for a high street trawl but mainly I’m an internet shopper!

How would you describe your Shopcade?
I love that Shopcade opens up brands and products that you might not have ordinarily come across so I’d say that my Shopcade is full of things I didn’t know I needed, (but now I do!)

 

 

 

What are your three favourite products on Shopcade and why?

  • I absolutely adore this Camera Lens Mug from Firebox, though I don’t know if I could bear to put my tea in something that looks so genuinely like a lens!
  • I hadn’t come across 18 and East as a brand before I joined Shopcade but now I want everything.  Top of the list is this gorgeous 18 and East 60s Dress  
  •  Cheney Pet Chaise Longue – I can’t help feeling like my little puppy Bodhi basically needs a chaise longue – better get saving!

What trends are rocking your world at the moment?
After wearing girly dresses, (when the weather allows), in the summer I am fully embracing the grungier, tougher A/W trends and I’m especially loving studded denim and camouflage.

Which Shopcades do you take inspiration from?
I am loving the Blogger Spotlights on the Shopcade Blog as I get a lot of inspiration from other bloggers generally, but browsing other people’s Shopcades, (especially those with a quirky style and a love of dresses), is such a great way to find new things!

Which celebrities do you take inspiration from?
As I said previously, I tend to take more inspiration from other bloggers and street style than celebrities but if I could steal one celebrity’s wardrobe it would definitely be Mollie King from The Saturdays, she always looks so flawless.

What three words summarise you?
Busy, excited, small.

Visit Rosie’s Shopcade now 

 

Shopcade Blogger Spotlight: Sailboat

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Jennie May is a twenty-something aspiring photographer with a penchant for pretty dresses and pink lipstick. She currently resides in a little white cottage in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales with an incredibly cheeky mini lion lop bunny named Ralphie, who is the only bunny in the world that doesn’t like carrots! For the past almost three years, Jennie has been writing a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog called ‘Sailboat‘, which is a little piece of the internet she uses almost as an online diary to document and share her life, lusts and loves.

What do you do in your spare time?
I’m a huge photography geek so mini photography adventures are my favourite things to do in my spare time!

 

What is your favourite shopping destination near to you?
Westfield Derby because it just has everything!

How would you describe your Shopcade?
A mixture of things that I already absolutely love and things I would love to love one day!

What are your three favourite products on Shopcade and why?

– The Liberty Bunny Rabbit Lamp because it’s so adorable

– The SMEG FAB30 Fridge Freezer – Pastel Blue because I’m on a huge interior decor kick at the moment & the pale blue is the most perfect colour in the world

– The Diorskin Poudre Shimmer Ultra Shimmering All Over Face Powder because it’s been on my beauty wish list for months!

What trends are rocking your world at the moment?
I’m super excited for Autumn and Winter this year. I love layering for the daytime and all things glitter and sparkle for night time glam!

Which Shopcades do you take inspiration from?
Hel Ke for her incredible fashion sense, Sarah Berryman because she makes me want so many more beauty items and Sarah Perle because everything is beautiful!

Which celebrities do you take inspiration from?
Dianna Agron because she always looks effortlessly beautiful & classy, and Nicole Richie because her style is perfection.

What three words summarise you?
Quiet, creative and impatient!

Visit Jennie’s Shopcade now 

 

 

Shopcade Blogger Spotlight: Lou Lou Muses

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Louise, aka Lou Lou, writes her own blog, ‘Lou Lou Muses’ where she muses about anything beauty and style-related that catches her eye, from high street to high-end. If she loves it, she will blog about it, especially if it is print of the leopard variety or is made by Chanel! When she’s not tweeting, blogging or trawling the stores and web for a style bargain, Louise can be found with a good book (ok, sometimes it’s a copy of Elle magazine) in one hand and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in the other. She has also written for Urban Retreat Beautique, Get Lippie and Escentual.

What do you do in your spare time?
Working my way through my ‘To Read’ pile; devouring fashion publications; blogging

What is your favourite shopping destination near to you?
Cardiff. It has a great mix of larger stores and independent boutiques.

How would you describe your Shopcade?
Eclectic

 

 

What are your three favourite products on Shopcade and why?

1. Women’s Whistles Coletta cheetah print dress in Red – I love the combination of the animal print with the simple silhouette. This would be perfect for work or for after-work dinner or drinks.

2.  Bouji Chair, Cherry  – This jumped out at me straight away, and would be a real feature piece in any room. It might be slightly too ‘bordello’ for some people’s tastes, but I love it!

3. Weston Scarves SIBERIAN CHAROITE Scarf (Purple) – I already own this and I have got so much wear out of it. It’s perfect for adding a bit of colour to an outfit, and is really useful to have in my bag for when the unpredictable British weather turns chilly. Although it is so beautiful that sometimes I don’t know whether to wear it or hang it on the wall!

What trends are rocking your world at the moment?
Baroque – I love all of the embellishment and pattern around this season. However I tend to try and wear it my way, e.g. teaming a statement necklace with a simple white t-shirt or Breton top. Haute Casual – I love the combination of simple shapes such as sweatshirts, but in luxe fabrics such as cashmere and silk

Which Shopcades do you take inspiration from?
Sian Meades
– so many beautiful things, from books on vintage fashion to pink champagne truffles!

Mira Manga – any Shopcade that includes a gorgeous Christopher Kane rainbow scarf, with the comment “It would be so cool to carry a rainbow around to cheer up any dull moment” is my kind of place!

Which celebrities do you take inspiration from?
Taylor Tomasi Hill 
and Emanuelle Alt

What three words summarise you?
Creative, Curious, Cocktail-lover

Visit Louise’s Shopcade now 

 

Shopcade Blogger Spotlight: T-Shirt And Tails

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Sophia is a London living, twenty-something, social media consultant. She started started T-Shirt and Tails, her fashion and lifestyle blog, in 2008 as an outlet to write about all the things she loves.

What do you do in your spare time?
Shopping, socialising with friends, visiting exhibitions and blogging

What is your favourite shopping destination near to you?
START London in Shoreditch, Redchurch Street (especially Labour & Wait), Columbia Road Flower Market, Broadway Market for delicious food produce and Church Street for homeware.

How would you describe your Shopcade?
The perfect place to discover new products in our busy lives.

 

What are your favourite products on Shopcade and why?

Necklace Triceratops from Boticca is a great quirky addition to any wardrobe. Nixon watches succeed in being both beautifully minimalist and utilitarian.

What trends are rocking your world at the moment?
Americana, cobalt blue and luxurious layering.

Which Shopcades do you take inspiration from?
French Connection, Urban Outfitters, Mango.

Which celebrities do you take inspiration from?
Lou Doillon, Alexa Chung, Chloe Sevigny, Freja Beha Erichsen and Hanneli Mustaparta.

Visit Sophia’s Shopcade now

 

 

Oli White hosts YouNow X Shopcade Prize Giveaway

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Loveable video blogger Oli White hosts an exclusive prize giveaway for Shopcade users live on the social broadcasting network YouNow.

Tune in to Oli’s live broadcast today at 3pm EST, 8pm BST on www.YouNow.com/Shows2.

You can get your hands on some awesome prizes by completing Oli’s challenges. Get your hands on a Samsung W300 HD camcorder, Skull Candy Headphones, Urban Outfitters Moustache Mugs and more!

To qualify you just need to login to Shopcade via Facebook, Follow Oli on Shopcade and watch the live show as it happens today on YouNow.

Will you be watching to win? Watch now!

 

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Shopcade Blogger Spotlight: Lori Smith

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Lori Smith is a vintage-loving sex-positive LGBT feminist, blogger and prolific Tweeter. An online writer who specialises in sex/relationships and fashion, (specifically vintage and lingerie), she has spoken at a number of conferences including SHINE 2011, Eroticon 2012, Cybher 12, and BurlyCamp. A lover of fashion since childhood, she is about to start work on an MA at the London College of Fashion and, despite being known as lipsticklori, she rarely wears lipstick! Read Lori’s blog here.

 

What do you do in your spare time?
Photography, burlesque and assorted craft activities. This may all have to be ditched in favour of reading and essay writing now!

 

What is your favourite shopping destination near to you?
Seven Dials. They have Tatty Devine, Coco de Mer, Poste Mistress, Magma and Rokit too, if you head towards Covent Garden.

 

How would you describe your Shopcade?
A work in progress! Seriously though, I guess it’s currently a series of themed wishlists.

 

What are your three favourite products on Shopcade and why?
So far I can’t stop drooling over a Vivienne Westwood Anglomania dress and an Aspinal of London Manhattan clutch with chain that I found. I guess they’re my favourite simply because I want them but can’t have them – funds won’t allow that. I’d top it all off with some Narcisco Rodriguez For Her as I just love musky perfumes.

 

What trends are rocking your world at the moment?
I’m loving that jewel colours are back for AW12. I already have lots of red, green and blue in my wardrobe, so I guess purple is next. Handy, as I think there will be a lot of it about.

 

Which Shopcades do you take inspiration from?
Anyone who has a keen eye for design and a good sense of style, will be able to create a Shopcade that grabs my attention.

 

Which celebrities do you take inspiration from?
I don’t really look to celebrities for inspiration, although I do admire the style of Paloma Faith and Imelda May.

 

What three words summarise you?
Friendly, optimistic and quirky.

Visit Lori’s Shopcade here!

 

Shopcade Blogger Spotlight: Bloomzy

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Bloomzy, (or Emma to friends & family) is a 20-something recent graduate currently living in Norwich, with a love for fashion, beauty, travel and food. She has lived in two of the world’s fashion capitals; Paris and Tokyo, which have both been massive influences on her personality and personal style.

She’s been running her fashion, beauty and lifestyle related blog for over two years now and she doesn’t think she’ll ever tire of it! She likes to make sure her blog keeps a ‘personal touch’ to it, so she never writes about just one thing – she writes about her passions, loves and everything in between. One thing is for sure though, her blog reflects her character – fun, genuine…and a little bit crazy. Read Bloomzy’s blog here.

What do you do in your spare time?
Shop, blog, socialise, eat out, travel, politics and languages.

What is your favourite shopping destination near to you?
Brick Lane, London

How would you describe your Shopcade?
A mixture of items and current wishlists that give a little insight into my unique personal style and rather odd personality.

What are your three favourite products on Shopcade and why?

What trends are rocking your world at the moment?
Baroque is my absolute favourite trend this season! As more items hit the high street I’m pretty certain my Shopcade will reflect that.

Which Shopcades do you take inspiration from?

  • Liberty – I love the selection of items available, especially the designer homeware! If I had the chance I would re-decorate my house in items from this Shopcade.
  • Urban Outfitters – I could pick out a hundred items I would wear or use from this store.
  • I often search for Health & Beauty products – Shopcade has all the latest (and best) health & beauty products. I don’t really need to look any further.

Which celebrities do you take inspiration from?
I don’t often look to celebrities for inspiration, but there are a few stylish women whom I always love to take notes from: Daphne Groeneveld (model), Audrey Tautou (actress) & Eriko Nakao (Japanese model).

What three words summarise you?
Eccentric, eclectic and energetic.

Visit Bloomzy’s Shopcade here!

 

 

Shopcade Blogger Spotlight: The Arched Eyebrow

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Bethany writes over at Arched Eyebrow, which is the body-positive blog of a confident, troublemaking 23 year old. She uses her blog to try to empower other big women to enjoy fashion, and see it as being a fun, exciting place for them. She’s about to start an MA in Journalism at Goldsmiths and she spends a lot of time writing, especially about film, but she also does a lot of internet timewasting and language-learning.

 

What do you do in your spare time?
Watching lots of films, walking in London, going on holiday, learning Swedish.

What is your favourite shopping destination near to you?
Long Acre in Covent Garden

 

What are your three favourite products on Shopcade and why?

Adidas Originals ObyO x Jeremy Scott x 2NE1 Wings because they’re kickass and bold and bright

Urban Outfitters Cambridge Clutch it’s classy and chic and Cambridge satchels are a safe bet

Dorothy Perkins Chiffon Dress because the colour is subtle and beautiful and I love the neckline.

What trends are rocking your world at the moment?
A lot of brights!

Which celebrities do you take inspiration from?
Gwen Stefani, Azealia Banks, M.I.A., Christina Hendricks.

What three words summarise you?
Bold, sunny, adventurous.

 Visit The Arched Eyebrow’s Shopcade here!