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.

 

The Goss: X Factor Special

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Sam Bailey wins the X Factor: Was there ever any doubt that Sam would lift the X Factor trophy this year? Sure, Nicky will have got the mum’s vote (as we predicted) but Sam had the voice- even though she had her thunder stolen by Nicole Scherzinger in the Saturday duet (hilarious, you have to look it up). Other gossip from this week’s X Factor… Ellie Goulding dueted with finalist Luke Friend in tiny velvet hot pants and a jewelled bralet (she looked amazing, may we just say?!) whilst Katy Perry went for an odd angelic get up (we’re talking halo, wings, the lot!) for her performance last night, but was torn to pieces on Twitter for her vocals. We just thought she had lovely shiny hair. Finally major fashion props must be given to Nicole for last night’s showstopper- a custom made gold flecked fishtail dress by Julien Macdonald– stunning. Well, that’s it until next year… how will we solider on? 😉

Miley’s Cheeky Xmas Selfie: Oh Miley, you cheeky little Christmas elf you. Posing with your top pulled up and only two ‘Merry Christmas’ stickers to preserve your modesty. Kids these days, eh?

Kelly Brook to pen autobiography: This is going to be a fab read! The ever gorgeous Kelly Brook has reportedly signed a £1million deal to pen her autobiography. Already tipped to be ‘sensational’ we’re looking forward to hearing all about her string of hunks and her stint on BGT a few years a go. Cant wait.

Andy Murray wins SPOTY: Ha, what a funny acronym. If you aren’t up on your lingo or have been hiding under a rock for the last 24 hours, our Wimbledon champ was crowned Sports Personality of the Year 2013. Cue lots of witty remarks about Andy’s lack of personality and how ironic it was to see him win. Personally we’re loving Murray in the office- guy has been dressed by Anna Wintour for heaven’s sake and is well on his way to matching his gorgeous girlfriend in the style stakes. Speaking of Kim, any sign of that hair deal yet?!

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blog.image-product-161213-ukFashion Ed’s Pick of the Day: It’s nearly Christmas! So what better way to celebrate than with an amusing Xmas t-shirt, which is all sparkly and pretty? Only £25 from River Island, go on make someone smile when they see this in their stocking 😉

The Goss: Kate Moss for Playboy Cover Revealed

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Kate Moss for Playboy: It’s the cover we’ve all been dying to see and now, thanks to Photographer Mert Alas, we have been given a sneak peak at Kate Moss’ 60th anniversary cover for Playboy. Our verdict?! HOT to trot! Kate posed for the magazine last month wearing a black leotard, complete with a pair of bunny ears and white cuffs (you know as you do!) The Instagram pics posted today show the gorgeous Miss Moss lying on a bed with a copy of the magazine, while the other one is an arty shot of scattered covers. She certainly gets around does that Mossy, as tonight she’ll be honoured at the British Fashion Awards for her contribution to the fashion industry with a special recognition award. Busy lady.

The X Factor confirms finale line-up: Wowsa! Katy Perry, One Direction and Elton John have all been confirmed to perform on the final of X Factor later this month at Wembley Arena. In other X Factor goss, style queen Tamera Foster was finally given the boot after she lost in the sing off against Luke Friend. To be fair it was only a matter of time, after forgetting your words three times in as many weeks, the writing has got to be on the wall. We’ll miss Tamera and her fabulous outfits though. *sad face*

We heart Party Dresses Under £50: It’s December, which means it’s officially time to get this party started with our list of fab dresses under £50. Glitz, glamour, mini, maxi, printed, plain… we literally have them all in this list for you to drool over. Each under £50… why on earth are you still reading this and not checking them out?!

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Fashion Ed’s Pick of the Day: Statement necklaces are hot to trot right now and this gorgeous crystal necklace is the perfect piece to liven up a dull office outfit and then complete your party look this season.

Get it or regret it!

Shopcade Blog is now on Bloglovin!

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So drum roll please as we announce today’s most exciting news, like EVER… the Shopcade Blog is now on Bloglovin! Altogether now in one big collective shout…YAY!

With content as good as this, why wouldn’t you want to keep up to date with the Shopcade Blog’s AMAZING posts?!

Get regular updates on our Christmas. Sorted. Campaign, as we post every few days on the exciting new themes and reveal each time one lucky member has won a £50 gift card for following their fave list.

Check out the Daily Goss for the latest goings on in Celeb, TV and You Tube land. This week was all about Katy Perry and her new tour dates, Joey Essex and his pearly white knashers and Alexa Chung experimenting with hair chalk. Yep, where else would you find these three people together in a sentence other than the Shopcade Blog?!

Click onto our Shopcade Spotlight on a Friday to see our fab curators and their content highlighted in the ‘Lists We Love’ feature. We’ve covered cut-out (Nicole Scherzinger was spotted in a New Look dress mere days after we posted this. Just sayin’!) monochrome, eye prints, PVC and this week we’ll give you a hint… it’s all about jewels. Exciting, huh?

If that wasn’t enough we’ve got Crimbo Q&A’s with some of the top fashion bloggers and best UK retailers on Shopcade. Last week we featured the ever lovely Missguided and their exclusive party picks for Shopcade this season. Know what a LBSN is… No?! Well, find out exactly what it is here

Or why not get the inside scoop on the fabulous (if we do say so ourselves!) trendsetter brunch we held in West Hollywood, CA, to preview a sneak-peek of our new android and iiOS (beta) apps.

Finally if all of this still hasn’t convinced you then check out our incredible and we mean INCREDIBLE ‘My Christmas Wish List’ competition which gives you the chance to win a £200 shopping spree with Shopcade! All you have to do is… well, read here to find out more 😉
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The Goss: Katy Perry Announces ‘Prism’ UK Tour Dates!

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Katy Perry announces UK ‘Prism’ Tour: This news has totally brightened up our Monday morning, we don’t know about you?! The lovely Katy Perry has just announced her UK tour dates for new album, Prism kicking off in May 2014! After the success of her California Dreams tour in 2011 we’re super excited to hear she will be back on the road and visiting her lovely fans. The show will kick off in Belfast on May 7th, ending in London’s O2 on the 30th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, so start planning your ticketing strategy now Katy obsessives!

Vivienne Westwood to write memoirs: OH MY GOD can you imagine how amazing this book will be? Due out next year, the grand dame of fashion herself will be spilling all in her official memoirs. We can’t wait, it’s seriously on our wish list already!

Miley Cyrus performs on X Factor: It was hyped to be one of The X Factor’s best guest star performances and what with all her recent drug EMA controversies, you would have thought Miley wouldn’t disappoint…. And yet, we were left pretty underwhelmed by the whole thing. The biggest shock? She actually covered up and wore a long metallic dress complete with brick lane turban (yep turbans are back in fash) to belt out her Number 1 single, Wrecking Ball.

Alexa Chung hearts hair chalk: The ever gorgeous Alexa Chung has given one of the hottest hair beauty trends her seal of approval by posting this pic on her Instagram page. Hair braids and hair chalk? Clearly this lady knows how to make a fash statement. We heart.

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Meadham Kirchoff for Topshop: The wait is nearly over fashion fans, as Meadham Kirchoff’s fourth collection for the high street giant lands in store on November 21st. The capsule collection is themed around ‘cherrys’ and it’s clear the duo have had a hoot designing this one. What with Isabel Marant for H&M last week and this collab coming out Thursday, we’re being seriously spoilt by the high street at the mo. Who needs high end, eh?

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blog.image-daily.gloss-bubble-181113-ukShopcade hearts Joey Essex: Oh Joey how we love you and your pearly white knashers! We think he will be hilar on I’m A Celebrity if last night’s opening episode is anything to go by. The Only Way is Essex star was ripped for his brilliant pearly whites by his campmates as soon as he landed, but he may have the last laugh as we can see romance blossoming between him and Amy Willerton. Lotsa flirting going on last night on the ITV show as Amy attempted (she really tried, bless her) to teach Joey how to tell the time with a giant makeshift clock on the floor. Joey’s response? “It’s so much easier to look at your phone though, isn’t it?” Brilliant.

The Goss: Hollywood does Halloween!

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Hollywood Does Halloween: Well they don’t do thing by halves those celebs do they? Hollywood went Halloween mad at the weekend, with a whole host of famous faces going all out to impress. Our fave? Has to be Paris Hilton (remember her?) who took inspiration from Shopcade and rocked THAT Miley twerking teddy costume we featured a few weeks ago. Hair in two high buns and heart shaped glitter glasses, Paris looked fab Other shout outs have to go out to the lovely Fergie AKA Mrs Josh Duhamel who rocked up at a party dressed as a skeleton and a frightening one at that. We heart.






Miss Dynamix get the X Factor boot: In perhaps the most tedious year ever, the best people seem to be leaving early if this week’s voting was anything to go by. Two of the hot faves in the bottom two? Say it ain’t so… Well, er it is because the fab fashion trio Miss Dynamix got the boot after they faced Hannah Barrett in the sing off. Cue lots of voting fix backlash… blah blah, bored now.

Lady Gaga performs on X Factor: The contestants may be causing us a snore fest, but the calibre of celeb performances so far have been brilliant. Ellie Goulding looking half naked in week one, Katy Perry rocking a tiger corset last week and well, last night, all hail the queen of quirk, Lady Gaga as she returned to the X Factor stage to sing her new single. Looking AMAZING in a flesh coloured bra (decorated with sea shells of course!) matching undies and a long blonde wig, her acoustic version of Venus went down a storm. And can we just say please, she is looking hot right now… no skin and bones, just a healthy looking lady. We like. A LOT.

Rihanna’s naked snake love for GQ: Oh good god. Just when you thought she could shock no more, Rihanna has gone and posed topless (nothing new there you might think) with a snake. Yep, a LIVE SNAKE. To celebrate GQ’s 25th anniversary Damien Hirst directed bad girl RiRi in the buff channeling Medusa… complete with snakes coming out of her head….Nice!

The Goss: Katy Perry Roars on X Factor!

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Katy Perry Roars back to life: Oh Katy, how we love you and your funny fashion ways. We don’t know many people who could pull off animal ears, fishnets and a tiger corset and still look gorgeous, but the lovely Katy P managed it on last night’s storming X Factor performance. Dancing on a podium surrounded by lovely fit men… some girls have it SO easy. Earn your fashion stripes like Katy by shopping our hot list of animal print fashion.





Shelley Smith Booted off X Factor: Poor Sharon. Two weeks into the live shows and two acts gone! Still we’re chuffed that the Kingsland Road boy band hotties are still in the running. Not even smothering Louis Walsh with kisses (big LOL moment) could save Shazza’s act from the axe. Roll on next week!

Cara Delevingne Goes Pop: Not content with being the model of the moment, walking for every major label during fashion month and counting Rihanna and Rita Ora as besties, now Queen Cara has apparently decided to launch a music career too. This comes fresh on the back of claims she is to ditch modelling for good and make the transition into acting. Busy lady!

Rita Ora vs. Dame Helen: Well here’s a fash off we never thought we’d see! Bling babe of the moment Rita Orla squaring off with the fashion dame herself, Dame Helen in a Dolce & Gabbana red lacy number. Although Rita wore it first, word on the web is (whisper it) is that Dame Helen wore is best! Shock horror! What do you think?