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

Which Festival Girl Are You?

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We’ve presented you with the ULTIMATE festival survival guide, shown you how to nail the celeb looks and now it’s time to have a bit of fun with a quiz! (Yes a quiz, it’s our new thing. Love it, embrace it and um, SHARE it ;))


Which Festival Girl Are You?

  • What is your festival essential?

  • Who wouldn’t you kick out of your tent if they came knocking?

  • What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in your tent?

  • Which celeb festival style would you most like to steal?

  • Pick your fave festival…

  • Where can we find you at a festival?

Kate Moss x Topshop on Shopcade!

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It’s finally here! Yep, Kate Moss x Topshop has finally has landed on Shopcade, following a HUGE launch party last night (check out the vid below!) at Topshop’s flagship Oxford Circus store to officially kick off the fashion collab of the season in style.

We’ve always been huge fans of La Moss, right from the announcement of her first collaboration with Topshop  in 2007, right until her (we thought) final collection in 2010. Oh how we mourned, but thankfully the time away has made this new collection even better, with some saying (whisper it) it could be her best one yet!

Having seen the collection in the flesh (so so pretty) we definitely reckon they could be right! Kate’s collection is split into four themes, each channeling a different ‘Kate’ style. Here’s our pick of what to buy from each theme. Be quick though, they won’t be around for long!

Tailoring Noir: Think 20s glamour- plenty of flapper dresses, fringed jackets and fierce tuxedos, which have been given the Kate style treatment. It’s evening wear but not as you know it; slick, seductive and sure to be a total sell out.

Balearic Dressing: Remember Kate’s boho phase which spawned a thousand copycats (hello Sienna Miller?!) well this theme pays homage to this particularly stylish period in her life. Aztec printed kaftans, embellished smock tops and soft suede shorts– all perfect for the upcoming festival season.

Cocktail Hour: Party wear done the Kate way! From classic tea to killer cocktail dresses, this theme is all about getting glam. Check out the heart-studded playsuit or slinky night-time numbers to make a style statement this season!

Pyjama Dressing: Woohoo a trend which lets you wear your pyjamas in the daytime! Although, banish any thoughts of your comfy onesie, as this is all about luxe pyjama dressing. Satin two pieces, beautiful kimonos, plus a silk jumpsuit which is to-die for!

Now you know what to buy, check out Mossy Mania last night at the launch of the collection. One thing’s for sure… ain’t no party like a Kate Moss party! Enjoy x






How to Dress Boho

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We all know that trends come and go in the fashion world, but a select few hang around. This makes it easy for the fashionistas among us to always look on trend and feel amazing. One of the most exciting and followed such trends is the Boho trend.

Easy to follow and a look that all girls can work, knowing how to dress boho will make sure you stay in the know, as the festival season approaches.

Here’s the lowdown on boho dressing like a pro, so you can channel the celeb boho babes (Sienna Miller and Kate Moss for example) in style…

Boho Staples

The biggest boho staple around is the maxi dress. You don’t just want any maxi dress, however, but something with ethnic inspired patterns. Avoid tribal or anything too psychedelic, as they won’t help you to carry the boho vibe very well at all. You can then grab a light coloured thin cardigan – or for full boho find a lace waistcoat – and you’ve already created a simple and effective style that ticks all the trend boxes when it comes to boho.

If you can’t get an ethnic inspired maxi dress, then a long skirt will do the trick and give you licence to play around with what you’re going to wear up top.

When you’re playing with patterns in this way, you need to make sure that you don’t go too far with accessories; a simple bangle and a necklace should do, as there’s already a lot going on with your look.

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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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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…

 





The Goss Special: British Fashion Awards Style

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Where would you find Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof and Rita Ora together at the same time? We’ll tell you where… at the style event of the season of course, the British Fashion Awards!

As anticipated Kate Moss was the woman of the hour, smooching Mr Harry Styles (nothing untoward, just a quick peck!) and posing up a storm with the gorgeous Rita Ora on the red carpet.

Mossy rocked a Grecian style leather mini dress, sky high heels and a white fur coat to wow the fashion crowd, whilst Rita (recently cast as Christian Grey’s sister in Fifty Shades!) went all Marilyn Monroe on us with quaffed peroxide hair and a corseted Vivienne Westwood number to wow the paps.

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Tag & Win in our Mother’s Day competition!

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Want to spoil your mother with a nice gift? Check out our Tag & Win Mother’s Day competition!

 

It’s running from March 8th through to March 17th on Facebook. You can choose which prize you’d like to win (for your mother or you!) every day!

 

How to enter? It’s oh so simple!

 

  • Like our Facebook Page
  • Check out our new ‘Mother of the Day’ gift selection and tag yourself on your favourite product (we’ll feature a new one every day, and it will look like the example below)
  • We’ll pick a winner a day (who will get to win their favourite product)

Winners will be announced every day on Facebook – they will win the product they tagged themselves on, delivered to them or to their mum!

And if that wasn’t enough we’re also going to unlock bonus prizes for every new 50 users tagged – so don’t forget to bring your friends on board!

What are you waiting for? Show your mother how much you love her by getting involved in our new competition!

 

T&Cs

From 8to 16 March 2012, Shopcade will post 8 (eight) images on Shopcade’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/Shopcade). Each image will correspond to a specific mum profile and feature 6 Mother’s Day gift suggestions. For each image, there will be a specific contest (“contest”). To enter each contest, Like Shopcade’s Facebook page and tag yourself onto one of the gift suggestions. On 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 March, the contest will start at 12pm GMT and last until 11.59am GMT on the following day. The contest starting on Saturday 10 March will start at 12pm GMT on 10 March and finish at 11.59am on 12 March. Similarly. For each contest, the number of winners will depend on the number of tags onto the image: between 1 and 49 tags, 1 prize will be awarded; between 50 and 99 tags, 2 prizes will be awarded; between 100 and 149 tags, 3 prizes will be awarded; above 150 tags a maximum of 4 prizes will be awarded. Winners will receive the gift they tagged themselves on. For each contest, the winner(s) will be randomly selected among all participants who have entered the contest. The odds of winning each contest will be dependent on the total number of eligible entries received. You can enter as many contests as you like. Entry is free. No purchase is necessary. You need to be a registered user on Shopcade 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. They will also be featured in Shopcade’s newsletter and blog. For each contest, we will notify the winners by email on the day the contest finishes. The winners will be required to provide their contact details for the delivery of the present. 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 winners. 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 winners. 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).