Boohoo Joins Our August Style Council!

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Meet Kate Holroyd, Boohoo‘s Senior Stylist and our new designer judge on our August Style Council! If you want to know what floats her fashion boat this season, what inspires her work and how you can dress to impress and win her vote to be crowned our August #StyleBattle™ winner, then read on!

What’s on your shopping list this season?

I’m loving all the knitwear that has graced the catwalk this season… From boxy crop knits to the oversized maxi cardigan and roll neck shapes. They’re great pieces to have in your wardrobe, as they’re great for layering with everything!

Relaxed tailoring was also a big trend coming through on the catwalk, so I’ll be buying into tailored jackets and oversized wide leg trousers. Christopher Kane really captured relaxed tailoring perfectly with the three piece dressing!!

What do you think is the thing that makes people really stand out on the Looks app? 

For me, I think it’s originality, confidence and personality that makes people stand out on the looks app!

What trends, if any are you loving this season?

I really loved the winter pastels this season with its soft palette of greys, blues and blushes! Textures and oversized shapes with lots of layering makes it such a great fashion forward trend and it has definitely been reinvented for winter! I love what Gucci did on the runway with its 60s inspired feel to the collection! I loved all the oversized mohair furs in the soft pastel palette!

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Cannes Style Watch 2014

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We’re officially on Cannes Style Watch right now as the festival continues to showcase some of the best dressed women on the planet, and we’re only on day five!

Cannes is always a feast for the eyes fashion wise, but this year it really has taken on a whole new level of glamour. Want to see who has made out hot list? Then read on below and check out our fave looks from Cannes past and present right here!

Blake Lively: Fresh from nailing it at the Met Gala earlier this month, Blake is on fire right now as the hottest gal in Cannes. It helps she has the likes of Gucci and Chanel dressing her, but what we reckon is really doing it for her is that handsome bit of man candy she is carrying around everywhere right now, AKA Mr Ryan Reynolds. HOT.

Kendall Jenner: Kendall looked stunning, even if she did play it a little safe at the opening ceremony of Cannes a few days ago in a pretty little Chanel monochrome number. Critics weren’t overjoyed with her selection, but we reckon she looked dazzling and super sophisticated for her age.

Cheryl Cole: Our Chezza gets a mention purely for the fact she was falling out of a nightclub, struggling to keep her food and drink down and STILL managed to look as stunning as ever in off-duty leather. In Cannes doing her beauty duty as a L’Oreal ambassador, we’re seriously counting down the days until she is back on our X Factor screens in the summer… can you imagine the dresses?! Ahh #excited

Jennifer Lawrence: Now J-Law can rock a frock like the best of them, but she’s only 23 and sometimes it’s nice to see her looking her age in a pretty white ensemble. Granted, it’s Dior but still! She looks gorgeous with her newly grown out pixie crop in soft waves here as she attends a photo call for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Love her look? Shop it here!

Want to turn heads this season? Then unleash your inner celeb and check out our best selection of party and cocktail dresses right here!

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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Happy Birthday Victoria Beckham!

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Happy Birthday Victoria Beckham! Shopcade salute you and your amazing style. Spice Girl, WAG and now respected designer, you could say VB has accomplished a lot over 40 years. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we have roped in curator (and mega fan) Natalie Corner to chart Victoria’s style evolution over the years. 

Over to you Nat…

nataliecorner“If you grew up in the 90s you were a Spice Girls fan. Period. Even if you didn’t grow up then, you became one in 2007 when the reunion of the five girls who invented ‘girl power’ happened and brought happiness upon the world once again.

Everyone had their favourite ‘Spice’, when I was growing up it was Scary Spice for obvious reasons. But now there’s no denying that my favourite is Victoria Beckham, who has spent many years trying to shed that ‘Posh’ moniker.

Victoria was always known for wearing a lot of black when she was in the Spice Girls, it was her character signature. The most memorable of them was a short ‘Gucci’ mini from the very early days that also appeared in the – bad in a good way – SpiceWorld: The Movie.

In a collaboration with Skype earlier this year Victoria spoke about the look, confessing that in actual fact it was from the high street: ”The first dress that I wore in the Spice Girls, which everybody thought was a little black Gucci dress, was actually from Miss Selfridge – it wasn’t a little back Gucci dress.”

That super mini dress theme continued as she walked the red carpet in gold lame with her fellow Spice’s at the 1997 Billboard Awards and again at the MTV Europe Music Awards in the same year. Not to mention those terrible matching pinstripe suits, canes and cigars(?!) the girls all wore to their film premiere!

When the Spice Girls announced they were parting ways to “pursue solo projects”, Victoria, the one who never really sang, went ahead and launched a bid for that coveted number one spot with her first single ‘Out of Your Mind’ with Dane Bowers and Truesteppers. It was a tough chart battle, getting pipped to the post by Spiller featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s summer anthem Groovejet. The look Victoria went for during her solo career was very interesting(!) working slashed leather, lip rings and the odd few skunk-like extensions.

After being crowned the ‘IT’ couple and nicknamed Posh and Becks, she married successful footballer David Beckham with the wedding exclusively covered by OK! Magazine. She wore an ivory Vera Wang gown, followed by hideous matching purple outfits for the reception.

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The Goss Special: SAG Awards Fashion Round Up

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We’re still at the beginning of awards season, but after the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards gave us some uber memorable fashion moments (Emma Watson’s backless dress teamed with pants anyone?!) how would the SAG Awards fare in the style stakes?

Well, not bad at all Shopcaders! Here’s our pick of the best dressed this year…

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