Presenting Style Council Judge… Sarah Ashcroft!

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We have a big old #fblogger crush on Sarah Ashcroft AKA That Pommie Girl right now! Judge on our illustrious Style Council for the August #StyleBattle she will be casting her expert eye over all your fashionable looks this month.

We took our stylish Style Council member to STK on The Strand for a delicious menu off mini burgers, triple cooked truffle chips (yes these do exist!) and macaroni cheese to get the lowdown of a day in the life of a fashion blogger!

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If only we could eat this everyday!

What have you been up to this week?

Last night I went to a Motel Vintage event at The Clapham Grand with a smaller group of bloggers to talk all things vintage, which was super fun! And tomorrow I’m heading to Birmingham to have a meeting for My Bandage Dress for whom I’m their ambassador.

What’s your most have accessory ATM?

I’m loving my Selfie Stick that Pretty Little Thing recently gave to me – it makes selfie life so much easier!

What’s next for you?

Well I’ve never been to London Fashion Week and this year I am really looking at going as there’s so many designers I admire! I really love Sophia Webster & would be so excited to head to her London Fashion Week event, so we shall see!

 

Check out Sarah’s newly released vlog below about her week out and about, including her date with us, plus her involvement with #StyleBattle and all the goodies from The Designer Store we sent her in our exclusive blogger box!

 

For the full lowdown, check out Sarah’s offish YouTube page here and see the vlog in its entirety! Also, want to know more about the pieces we sent her? Click the links in the description to find out more! 

Shopcade Dates: Stevie Ruffs, Cheyenne Davide & Ellie Connor-Phillips

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Shopcade Dates Stevie Ruffs, Cheyenne Davide & Ellie Connor-Phillips

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Meet Cheyenne Davide, Stevie Ruffs & Ellie Connor-Phillips of roseandvintage, our socially savvy part of the July Shopcade Style Council, who we took out for cocktails and all-American bites at Steam & Rye in London’s banking district.

Meet Cheyenne:

Cheyenne is a 21 year old fashion blogger and DJ currently presenting an online music show called VVV for VEVO UK and has a Saturday drive time show on Reprezent radio. We asked her a few questions about all things fashion in her life!

 

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Cheyenne Davide

Describe your style…

Urban orientated

Who’s your style inspiration/icon?

My mum

Top 3 fave fashion brands?

Educate Elevate, Monki, Adidias.

What’s your one piece of style advice?

Be yourself & wear whatever you feel comfortable with.

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Behind The Scenes @ Lovebox

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AAA @ Lovebox | Photo Credit: ragtraders.blogspot.com

We sent our fab fashion correspondent Analise Trotter down to Lovebox last week to get all the behind the scenes goss from the London festival. Want to get the insider scoop? Then read on!

“Last week I was lucky enough to be asked by the lovely people down at Shopcade to go and report for them at Lovebox Festival in Victoria Park.

My first dilemma- what to wear obviously! Festivals are one of my favourite occasions to dress for, a place where you know anything goes and the more glitter on that lovely face of yours, THE BETTER!

Never one to complain about the sunshine, I embraced the amazing weather we had so much so that I even whacked my swimsuit on! I opted for this lovely cut out piece from Motel Rocks with a matching red daisy print Co-ords (I tied the shirt around my waist,as it was just TOO hot to rock the look together).

I teamed this up with some gorgeous Orelia gold bangles and hamsa hand necklace, layered a Mango gold necklace and Topshop choker over the top to create a stacked effect and added an Urban Outfitters arm bangle and some super cool Divine Ink London metallic tattoos for those extra festi-vibezzz.

We headed up to Victoria Park where the crowds were in full force already embracing the music and sunshine at 12pm. There were so many gorgeous girlies looking amazing, so street style snapping wasn’t hard! Some big trends of the summer seemed to be epic amounts of face glitter, graphic prints and colourful co-ords. Some of my favourite brands for these are Motel Rocks, Topshop and Miss Pap where you can snap up a two piece for less than your festival ticket price- always a winner!

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How To Rock Baroque

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The baroque look is going nowhere right now. Around for two seasons and still going strong, as we head into festival territory, trophy jackets, embellishments and statement prints will be massive this summer!

Want to know how to rock baroque in style? Then read on to see how you can achieve this regal look with our guide on the hottest prints and accessories this season…

Pick your Prints

Baroque is all about opulence. Remember, baroque back in the day symbolised a “period of artistic style that began around 1600 in Rome & Italy”, so says our trusty friend, Wikipedia.

Updated for the 21st century, church prints still feature heavily, only now it’s intertwined with flashy chain, floral and animal prints as standard.

Pay Motel Rocks a visit to check out their selection of prints (a specialty of theirs, we’re sure you’ll agree) or Boohoo who really got behind baroque for AW13 & SS14 to produce an amazing collection.

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Behind the Scenes @ The #StyleBattle™ Photoshoot!

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The winners have been officially crowned and now it’s time to go behind the scenes of our AWESOME #StyleBattle™ photoshoot to see the gorgeous @zoegeorgiadis and @tobiamao in action!

Worthy winners, we’re sure you will agree, Zoe and Tobi rocked up last weekend to photographer and #StyleCouncil member, Dani Riot’s studio to experience their very own editorial fashion photoshoot for WEARECOLLISION magazine.

The theme was 90s grunge, with two time #StyleCouncil judge, Lee Stafford styling their hair and Yin Lee from AOFM Pro working on their make-up to make the shoot come to life.

Super stylist Sabina Emrit dressed the winners in Motel Rocks, Topshop, The White Pepper and pieces from Number Six with the results (see for yourself above and below in our behind the scenes vid) being absolutely amazing.

Fusing the 90s with a modern take on grunge as the main inspiration for the shoot, we loved Zoe’s dark lip but natural eye make-up, teamed with futuristic silver leggings and a cool crop top.

The accessories were awesome too- standout pendants, chunky necklaces, cut out ankle boots and retro round shades to complete the 90s look.

Want to see more? Then here’s your Access All Areas pass! Take the tour with our very own Head UK Correspondent, Fabienne Hebrard below…

 

Check out our other behind the scenes videos with super stylist Sabina Emrit, Celebrity hair stylist Lee Stafford and make-up maestro Yin Lee from AOFM Pro!
 

 

Eager for the June Style Battle™ to kick off? Well, keep your eyes peeled because we will be launching our search for the next Face of Shopcade VERY soon indeed!  

#StyleBattle: This could be you!

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#StyleBattle is on! Photo Credit: @diogobarradas | @imogende-souza1 |Sam Atkinson

The May #StyleBattle is now well underway with many of you posting some amazing looks on the app, but with two more weeks to go, if you haven’t entered yet, get posting pronto!

You know how it works by now peeps; simply post your fave fashion look on the app using the hashtag #StyleBattle to qualify for entry.

We’ll be featuring our fave looks on the app throughout the competition and on our social media, so make sure you follow us to see if you are posted on our hall of fame, AKA the Trending Feed.

You could win an amazing prize package should you be named as the Face of May, including your 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, which will be featured in leading independent fashion and culture magazine, WEARECOLLISION, plus you will be our guest of honour at the exclusive May #StyleBattle party. Phew!

Still not convinced? Well, then why not go behind the scenes of the winner’s photoshoot from last month (featuring the awesome Diogo and Imogen) to see what they made of being crowned the Faces of April. Enjoy!

Not got the app yet? No worries! Simply click visit the App Store or Google Play. You are MOST welcome. Shopcaders 😉