Meet our May #StyleCouncil Member: Fran Newman-Young

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Photo Credit: @francesca_ny

Famed for her Made In Chelsea (MIC) appearances, Fran Newman-Young made her debut in series 5 of the hit E4 reality TV series. With a background in music and writing, Fran has proved she has many talents that lie beyond the glamorous lifestyle of Sloane Square.

Graduating from Leeds University with a BA Hons in English Literature, Fran has gone on to work as a Music Manager and as a Creative Consultant for Perfect Songs LTD, as a freelance writer for numerous reputable publications, such as The Huffington Post, GQ and Company Magazine, as well as writing a weekly column for the Metro.

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Fran interviewing our May photographer, Sam Atkinson.
As a secure member of Made in Chelsea after three successful series’ under he belt, Fran has grown with popularity and has over 125,000 Twitter followers. Now living with Binky, and being a loyal friend to numerous members of the cast, Fran has secured herself as a principle member of the Made In Chelsea crew and of course now as part of the Shopcade Style Council for May!

As the fashionable socialite of the show and for her presenting skills used at the April Style Battle, it was only right that she joined the council this month. Watch her in action below:

Follow Fran and her musings @francesca_ny

The May #StyleBattle Has Begun!

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Let the #StyleBattle Commence | Photo Credit: Tumblr | Pinterest

OK, so after the HUGE and we mean HUGE success of our April #StyleBattle we are throwing down the style gauntlet once more and inviting you to join in the May #StyleBattle!

You know the drill by now, all you have to do is upload your look or #ootd on the app using the hashtag #StyleBattle so we can find you for a chance to win some awesome prizes. Remember guys, to qualify the look must be a head to toe shot so we can see your whole outfit!

As with last month’s competition, the winners will be judged by our illustrious handpicked Style Council, full of leading industry experts. More on the panel itself later, but for now, here’s what you could be walking away with this month, should you win the ‘Face of May’ title 😉

As well as VIP entry to the #StyleBattle party, the winners will also take part in their very own professional photoshoot, styled by Sabina Emrit, with hair by Lee Stafford and make-up from Yin Lee from AOFM Pro.

If that wasn’t enough, you will also be gifted an outfit from Motel Rocks & Number Six and be featured in leading independent fashion and culture magazine, WEARECOLLISION.

So who do you need to impress to walk away with all of the above? Well, take a look below! Introducing the May #StyleBattle Style Council…

 

And that, Shopcaders is that! Do you have what it takes to become the face of May? We reckon so! Get posting now and our fave looks will be featured on the app during the competition. Good Luck! x

Not got the app yet? No problem, simply click the buttons below to download and don’t forget to check out the T&C’s as well for the full deets on this most amazing of competitions! 

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Shopcade’s First Style Battle Party!

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Shopcade’s April Battle Style Council with host Fabienne Hebrard and Fran Newman-Young | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Last Wednesday 16th April, we held our inaugural Style Battle at The Hoxton Hotel in London’s trend-stop, Shoreditch. With 10 of the fashion industry’s most clued-up insiders – our Style Council and London’s hottest hipsters to crown two stylish users the ‘Face of April’.

London boy, Diogo Barradas and blogger, Imogen De Souza were crowned the winners at a celebratory bash attended by Shopcade’s star-studded Style Council judging panel: TV presenter and DJ Vogue Williams, super blogger Ella Catliff of La Petite Anglaise, hairdresser to the stars Lee Stafford, celebrity fashion stylist Rebekah Roy, fashion photographer Sam Atkinson, creative director of world-famous makeup teams, Jana Ririnui of AOFM Pro, WEARECOLLISION magazine’s editor-in-chief Kahmarl Gordon, Elite Model Management’s Ashley-Gianna Hallett and directors of leading fashion label Ada + Nik’s Ada Zanditon and Nik Thakkar.

Shopcade’s CEO, Nathalie Gaveau also sat on the panel and was joined by a slew of fashion insiders, models and VIPs including Francesca Newman-Young, Ashley James and singer Joel Baker to name a few.

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DJ and model Vogue Williams spinning the tunes
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Shopcade’s Style Battle Winners of the Face of April – Immogen de Souza & Diogo Barradas
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Model and blogger Ashley James from Made in Chelsea
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April Style Battle finalists

Vogue Williams played a live DJ set following Hoxton Radio’s Frank McWeeny, and Joel Baker performed a live acoustic set, accompanied by Malibu piña coladas and delectable canapés.

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Shopcade’s April Style Battle Party Sponsored by Malibu

 

 

Want to go behind the scenes of April’s Style Battle? Of course you do! Check out our awesome video below and don’t forget to leave a comment! Enjoy x