London Fashion Week Day 4 Highlights

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It’s called ‘Mad Monday’ for a reason on the LFW schedule and yesterday it more than lived up to its name! With power house Burberry the highlight on the show schedule, shows from GILES, Christopher Kane and Erdem still proved a huge hit with a slew of celebs in attendance.

Issa, Peter Pilotto and Michael Van Der Ham also get an honorable mention too for pulling out all the stops, but as the spotlight prepares to shift to Milan on Wednesday, here’s our London Fashion Week Day 4 highlights…

Burberry: AW14 was all about the blanket cape (now flooding the high street) so all eyes were on Burberry to see what would be the must- have for next season following this epic success. The answer? the humble denim jacket. Past reincarnations from Christopher Bailey have included the aviator, the trench and the biker jacket, so it was only a matter of time before the signature denim jacket got a makeover. Bailey’s version came in a deep indigo colour, complete with sheepskin trimmings edged on the collar and hem in various different cuts, to flatter and suit all figures. A triumph once more, this will be EVERYWHERE come Spring 2015.

Who made the FROW? Jamie Campbell- Bower, Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne & Paloma Faith (Walking- Suki Waterhouse and Jourdan Dunn)

Erdem: The collections are always so dreamy and fanciful, you expect to be taken into another world every season and once again he did not disappoint. Gothic sheer florals, pastels in lemon and lime and exotic prints, which left you with the feeling of being in the catwalk jungle; everything was impossibly beautiful and flawless; a symbol of runway life itself.

Who made the FROW? Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof and Daisy Lowe

GILES: The backstage passes featured pictures of The Jungle Book, the invites came in the form of a foam claw and the music that played during the show? exotic birds! Welcome to the wild with GILES and his disco jungle; a fabulously loud and OTT celebration for Spring.

Who made the FROW? Daisy Lowe and Jaime Winstone

 

Wanna know what’s been going on so far @ LFW? Check out our daily round ups here

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

NYFW Fall Essentials!

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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 😉 Shop our #NYFW survival essentials now!

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Met Gala 2014: Best Dressed & Beautiful!

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Who doesn’t love a good ball gown?! Well, turns out Cara Delevingne! Queen C shunned the traditional dress code and rocked white tuxedo pants, a black crossover bralet and enough bling to blind people at the Met Gala on Monday night.

Don’t worry though, plenty of other celebs went for the traditional fairy tale gowns on the evening. SJP rocked an Oscar De La Renta monochrome ensemble, which totally stole the show (given the size of it!) whilst at the other end of the scale, the gorgeous Kendall Jenner went for custom made Topshop. We love a gal who keeps it high street!

The theme was ‘White Tie and Decorations’ in line with the exhibition which honours 50s designer Charles James, which some stuck to more than others!

Here’s the other stars who we thought nailed it for the biggest night out in fashion…

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Ones to Watch: 2014 Style Icons

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Banks: When you type ‘Banks style’ into Google, not a whole lot comes up. Just because it isn’t there doesn’t mean she’s not someone to champion because her style is awesome! Described on one site as ‘the most plainly obvious pop star you’re ever likely to see’ we reckon her gothic, almost model like qualities make her a big ‘ole one to watch on the style radar this year.

Chloe Howl: Chloe is a powerhouse right now and rightly so.  At only 18, she is taking the music world by storm and has a super cool style to match. The cute crop and eclectic vintage fashion sense means she will be a big one to watch as 2014 unfolds. Look out for her supporting Ellie Goulding later on in the year.

Angel Haze: DJ-ing alongside Lorde, Katy Perry and Ellie Goulding at the Brits last week, there was no doubt that Angel Haze had arrived. The American rapper has a cool, laid back street style we are just loving right now. If anyone can rock a varsity jacket, baseball cap and chunky jewellery with attitude and style, then it’s this lady.

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Kendall Jenner: Girl is going to be mega in 2014, you mark our words. After walking for Marc Jacobs at NYFW, she swiftly hopped on a plane and was walking for Giles a few days later, alongside new bestie, Cara Delevingne. Kim’s younger sister is certainly blessed, rumour has it she’s dating a certain Mr Harry Styles too. Some girls have all the luck.

Natalie Westling: When you are as in demand as this lady, you can afford to be picky. Favoured by Marc Jacobs and Hedi Slimane (she walked the Saint Laurent runway as an exclusive thank you very much) she’s also starred in Marc Jacob’s SS14 campaign alongside the one and only Miley Cyrus. We won’t hold that against her though…

Lottie MossWill this be the year she takes over the world?! Probably not… but anyone who sits FROW at Topshop alongside Kendall, Kate and co. means she is a star undoubtedly on the rise. Loved her pastel pink sweat and leather jacket she sported for the FROW as well, displaying her (crazily long) pins proudly on show.

 

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Imogen Poots: Frequently on the best dressed lists, we have a major crush on Imogen’s cool style. Rocking crochet tops, Henry Holland tights and reworking the LBD for the season taking the plunge with no fear at all. Plus you know she stars in ‘The Awkward Moment’ with Zac Efron this year, so she gets huge brownie points for working with the original (and still best) man-banged boy.

Adèle Exarchopoulos: A hot fave for the 2014 Oscars, Adele’s starring role in ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’ has thrust her firmly into the spotlight. Thanks to all the buzz, we’ve seen her at countless award shows, but she is at her best style-wise off duty. Clashing prints from Prada and Harlequin dresses from Balmain, we can’t wait to see what she rocks for the Academy Awards later this week.

Karen Gillan: Snort not! the former Doctor Who companion is making waves in Hollywood with her starring role in the Marvel film, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, alongside the likes of Bradley Cooper and Glenn Close. Something tells us the newly bald Gillan will be mightily in demand in 2014, plus we’re crushing on her 60s retro style too.

 

How to Walk Like a Model

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The pros like Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne make it look effortless, but how easy is it to really walk like a model? The answer, as you might expect, is that it is harder than it looks, but it isn’t something that’s beyond the capabilities of anyone.

So if you want to strut like the best of them this LFW, then here’s what you need to know….

Master the Stance

Hips thrust forward, shoulders low and thrown back; you should look like you’re leaning forward although you might feel like you’re leaning back awkwardly. The general test to see if you’re balanced correct is to get someone to try and balance a book on your head (yes really). Once you’ve done this, you can start to practice moving while staying in your stance.

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Ones to Watch: Lottie Moss

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Kate Moss had better watch her back because none other than her little sister, Lottie Moss is after her fashion crown after landing a contact with Storm Model Management.

Coincidentally it’s the same one that manages Kate, so talk about keeping it in the family!

What’s all the fuss about we hear you say? Well, apart from the fact that she’s Kate’s half-sister, Lottie is a mini stunner in her own right and is sure to see the bookings flooding in.

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The Five B’s: Which Winter Hat Are You?!

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‘Snow is fallin’ all around me!’ Oh no wait it hasn’t started to snow yet… but that doesn’t mean it isn’t time to dig out the winter woollies and purchase that all important new winter hat!

The question is…. Which winter hat are you? What? You didn’t realise that your style was completely defined by the kind of hat that you wore?! Well, that simply won’t do. Let us school you on the five B’s of the hat world…

Bobble Hat: Geeky cool at its very best. Once reserved for the nerds of this world who were more worried about keeping warm than being fashionable, the humble bobble hat has made a return to the spotlight. You will either be the person that has worn one for years and doesn’t give a damn, or a newbie cashing in on the hot look this season. MIC’s Millie Mackintosh & Kelly Brook are the celeb messiahs of this trend, so look to them for some style inspo if you’re struggling to find your bobble this season.

Bowler: You’re too cool for school; a fashionista who always looks good and the bowler hat you just happen to have lying around completes any look effortlessly. You are always up on the latest trends, like to make an effort for any occasion and love nothing more than checking out the catwalk and interpreting it for the high street.

Beanie: Laid back and relaxed is your style, as evident by the slouchy beanie you just happened to don this chilly morn to a) keep your head warm and b) cover up your bed hair. You’re in good company here as Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift are BIG fans too.

Beret: Bonjour! What do you mean you’re not French?! Oh, so it turns out anyone can wear a beret nowadays and isn’t just reserved for the chic style queens of Paris. Hurray for you, you little fashionista you. Championed by the likes of Clueless’ Cher (the epitome of cool) Rachel Bilson and Lea Michele, the beret is a firm favourite this season to top off your sleek pencil skirt and fluffy jumper. Et voila!

Baseball: Well hello there you street style cutie you! Baseball caps are no longer relegated to hiding messy hair, going to the gym, hiding from the paparazzi etc. These days the size (don’t get any ideas you naughty readers!), style and brand are all that matter with celebs like Rihanna, Beyonce and Cara- yep her again- all being big fans. It’s fair to surmise you’re at home in your baseball cap, jeans and sweats, but like to think a cool bomber and heels will smarten up your style if required.

 





Ones to Watch: Edie Campbell

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We’ve got a new style crush and her name is Edie Campbell. Feel like you vaguely know the name and recognise the face? Well you’re about to see a whole lot more of her thanks to her triumph on Monday night!

Named Model of the Year earlier at the British Fashion Awards, Edie beat off stiff competition from reigning champ Cara Delevingne to take home the coveted prize.

So why do we lurve Edie so much? Well, the girl rocked up in jeans, brogues and a sparkly cape to the BFAs, whereas every other leading lady went all out with a posh frock.

Granted Edie was sporting Louis Vuitton, so not exactly ‘something she just threw on’ but still- jeans is a pretty bold statement to make when you are in the presence of the crème de la crème of the fashion world!

So what do we know about Edie so far other than she’s a stunner? Well…

1. She speaks her mind: When receiving her gong she quipped “This is nice because models rarely get to speak!” Lol and LOL again.

2. She’s strutted for every major fashion house going: Chanel, Victoria Beckham, Valentino and Givenchy are just some of the power houses she has walked for. Cara who?!

3. She’s pale and interesting: Blue eyes & pale skin = natural beauty. We heart.

4. She has a mullet hair do and STILL looks gorgeous. Nuff said.

Loved Edie’s look at the British Fashion Awards? Steal her style on the high street below…