Summer Highs with #fbloggers

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Summer highs

All Photography by Daniel Towle

Summer has well and truly peaked, the evenings may have more of a chill to them but were not pulling out the coat and boots just yet- we’ve still got Reading and Leeds Festival, open air cinema screenings and BBQ’s galore! Trends have been generous with a mix of loud prints, contrasting textures and colour clashes. We got together with our sun loving #fbloggers to show off their summer highlights….

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Shopcade with bloggers Angharad and Charlotte

The bolder and the brighter the better. Florals have taken on a variety of new patterns and forms, floral crowns have been a huge one over festival season as well as prints, reefs, on shades, on bags- pretty much wherever we can possibly fit them!

AXPARISkimonoKimonos landed with a heavy weight this season! Not only did we have the biggest selection of colours, shapes and styles, sales this year broke all time records! Fashionistas cant get enough of the throw-it-on instant glamour piece that has totally carried us through summer!

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Shopcade Hits Global Gathering!

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 Shopcade @ Global Gathering| Photo Credit: @sophie-hannahrichardson

Our Shopcade Fashion Correspondents Analise & Sophie hit Global Gathering and here’s how it went down! Find out more from Sophie on her time there, who she was raving with and of course, what she was wearing…

“I was lucky enough to gain press access to ‘Global Gathering’ festival and attend on behalf of Shopcade. And boy, what a cracking festival it was! I didn’t get the tickets till two days before so it was a manic rush to raid my wardrobe and find the perfect festival looks before the big day – a fashionista’s gotta plan her outfit eh?!

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I opted for the perfect festival footwear – a pair of Caterpillar boots in original brown suede; comfy yet fashionable footwear. You need comfy shoes when you’re at a weekend festival as you’re on your feet non-stop all day and you also gotta think about the weather and Cat boots are perfect if there’s mud.

On my top half I wore ASOS’s mesh tee with a black bra and high-waist pants underneath. I absolutely love the 90s mesh trend that’s taken over this SS14, it adds ‘edge’ to your style, something I try and work into all my looks. If you know me well, you’ll know I love over-accessorizing, so I worked a body chain into my outfit to finish off my look. Body chains have crept in as a late summer fashion trend but I just love them as they go with absolutely everything. That was only day one’s outfit! On day two I kept it simple and put on my fave oversized Adidas print tee – I wanted to go with more of a sporty vibe this time; another dominant trend.

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ParkLife Weekender keeps you going all weekend long in the Afterlife!

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Photo Credit: Parklife

On 7-8th June, Parklife Weekender 2014 invites you to their After party, Afterlife with over 30 official after parties ready to keep you raving all weekend long!

If you’re heading to Manchester’s Heaton Park festival than it is obligatory for you to attend at least one, if not more of the after parties they have in store! If you want to continue partying into the night they’ve got Jamie Jones and Lee Foss, Nina Kravitz, Route 94, Hannah Wants, the legendary Dave Rodigan and a heap more artists and DJs helping you along!

Afraid of missing out? Don’t worry, there’s the whole weekend to get through them all! The breath taking Albert Hall will be our recommended first stop to catch Hot Creations, then head to the ‘Rebel Rave’ for Crosstown Rebels on the Sunday night.

Iconic music magazine, FACT Magazine and Manchester’s finest, Now Wave will feature One Man to the Deaf Institute while the famous and fabulous, internationally renowned DJ Nina Kravitz is in the building at Sankeys alongside Route 94, Catz ‘n Dogz and one of Shopcade’s faves, Hannah Wants.

If taking yourself to Parklife and having a brilliant time isn’t an excuse enough to head to an after party, well how about Scuba celebrating 10 years as Hotflush boss with a headline performance for Drop The Mustard and Ben UFO, who will play a back to back set with Midland.

OK, you’ve got all your excuses right there, get planning your weekend ahead and find the full line-up and tickets here! And if Parklife is new to you then get with the programme and grab your tickets here.

Now all you need is your festival look, which you can get here. So, what are you waiting for? Get involved!





Win a £150 voucher for Urban Outfitters!

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To celebrate festival season in the UK, we’ve teamed up with Urban Outfitters to provide the hottest festival looks and inspiration.

Want to win a £150 voucher for Urban Outfitters? It couldn’t be easier:

You’ll be entered into a prize draw, and one lucky person will win a £150 voucher for Urban Outfitters!

T&Cs

From 27 to 28 June 2012, Shopcade will celebrate the Festival season in partnership with Urban Outfitters. On 27 June 2012, Shopcade will post a Festival image on Shopcade’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/Shopcade). To enter the Competition, Like Shopcade’s Facebook page, Like and Share the Festival image on Shopcade’s Facebook page and Follow the Urban Outfitters brand on Shopcade (http://www.shopcade.com/brands/39992/cc/GB). The Competition will start on 27 June 2012 at 11am GMT and last until 28 June 2012 at 12am GMT. The winner will receive an Urban Outfitters gift voucher worth £150. The winner will be randomly selected among all participants who have entered the contest and followed the Urban Outfitters brand on Shopcade. The odds of winning the Competition will be dependent on the total number of eligible entries received. Entry is free. No purchase is necessary. You need to be a registered user on Shopcade and a UK resident to be eligible. The competition is open only to persons aged 18 years or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. The winner will be featured in Shopcade’s newsletter and blog. We will notify the winner by email on the day the contest finishes. The winner will be required to provide their contact details for the delivery of the prize. Failure to respond to this email within 7 days will result in forfeiture of the prize. The payment and reporting of any applicable federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. We may, for any reason, suspend, amend, or cancel the Competition at any time and we will inform users by putting a notice on the Site. We may disqualify a user from the Competition in the event of any unlawful or unfair conduct or any breach of our Official Rules. This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook. Any personal information that users provide is only to Shopvolution Ltd. and not to Facebook. In the event of fraud, abuse, and / or a material error affecting the proper operation of the Competition, we may end or suspend the Competition, amend these Official Rules and declare void the notification of the winner. We will not be responsible for entries that are late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. Acceptance of these Official Rules is a condition of entry for the Competition.  Sponsor: (Shopvolution Limited, 87 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JZ, United Kingdom).