What to Wear on the FROW

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If you’re going to be in the FROW at London Fashion Week then you need to look amazing at all times. What are we saying, you need to look amazing at all times anyway! But with the camera on you, rocking the best of the latest looks becomes even more important.

Here’s what we reckon you should be rocking if you’re going to be on the FROW (next to Anna and co. natch) this season…

Go Designer

While there are many looks you can adapt for the FROW, the designer dress look is probably the safest bet. The trouble is, what type of designer dress are you going to choose?

You can pretty much pick what you like as long as you go for something that fits the occasion, meaning something that looks smart but is part of a dressed down look – you shouldn’t look like you’re going to a cocktail party! Your budget needs to come into consideration, too.

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Lists We Love: Electric Embellishment

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nataliecornerTrendsetter and Shopcade Curator, @NatalieCorner gives us an insight into her Electric Embellishment list and how she plans to work the look this season.

Over to you, Nat…

What I love about this trend is there are no rules. When it comes to embellishment; you can go big and glitzy or small and delicate.

Gone are the days when you reserved your best sequin top to go with your best skirt for your big night out. Nope, these days a sprinkle of those sequin charms goes fantastically with a soft knit to bring the tone down for work, or that perfect blazer to smarten you up but to keep you from bedazzling clients too much.

Add a smattering of beads for your day-to-day wardrobe, and that extra sparkle on your clothes will make you feel a million dollars inside. Ramp up the jewels on your big night and glisten like a Hollywood star on the red carpet, it’s all about how the glitz and glamour makes you feel.

When it came to making my Electric Embellishment list for Shopcade, I was inspired not just by the Christmas party season fast approaching but also the different ways in which I could inject a little glitter in to my normal wardrobe.

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I’m not necessarily someone who likes to pile on the sequins head to toe but by pairing one embellished piece like this Cross Front Embellished Bralet from Topshop, with a different texture like these Velvet Suit Trousers from Mango and topping it off with these amazing Gold Leather High Heels from Office, would make me feel electric at a party!

Or for something a little more understated? These ASOS Slippers with a bejewelled heel would work perfectly with this cute Grey Jewel Flower Crop top from New Look a touch of structure with a Contrast Lapel Blazer from ASOS and a pair of jeans from my Denim Delight list.

The best thing about creating Shopcade lists, is that once you have all your lists you can mix and match trends to create a brand new one, or just become more individual and unique when you’re putting a look together.

And of course you have a record of everything you’ve ever wanted and you can keep coming back and adding more, there’s no limit – well maybe only my bank balance… 😉

 





 

The Goss: Kelly Brook Parties in Style

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Kelly Brook Instagram / New Look

Kelly Brook parties in style: The gorgeous Kelly Brook celebrated her 34th Birthday in style this weekend wearing the sparkly jumpsuit from her recent party collection for New Look. Kelly posted a series of pics on her Instagram page over the weekend in the back of a cab and needless to say she looked stunning. Shop the exact same jumpsuit here!

The X Factor’s Hannah Barrett Sent Home: Nicole Scherzinger was not a happy bunny on last night’s results show was she?! ‘Furious’ with the British public for putting Hannah in the bottom two for the third week running, Hannah faced a sing off with Rough Copy and was promptly sent packing. The question is… do we actually care?! The best part of the show has to be One Direction lighting up the stage (it’s OK to fancy them all isn’t it?!) and hear the hot goss that Niall Horan has a crush on Tamera Foster! Stay tuned for how that little romance plays out…

We Heart Cropped Knits: Think cropped knits were a passing phase? Well think again as they are the thing to be seen in this season. Just because temperatures are hitting sub-zero (ok slight over reaction, but brr! It’s getting cold out there!) is no excuse, all you have to do is cleverly layer up. Think cropped knit over a long top or shirt and voila instant trend revival. You’re most welcome.

La Moda launch a clutch for £1: Ok hold everything. A clutch for £1, surely this is some kind of joke?! No? Ok we’re sold! Accessory label La Moda are launching a gorgeous ponyskin (hottest texture of the season no less) leopard print clutch bag in an array of colours for just £1. Available from tomorrow, we’d start hitting the refresh button nice and early on Lamodauk.com if we were you!

And Finally…

blog.image-laura.bubble-251113-ukFashion Ed’s pick of the day: Today I’ve come over all Christmassy with these ADORABLE reindeer gloves from ASOS. A steal at only £10, these will see you through the festive period in style and keep your mitts warm. Who said functional couldn’t be fashionable?!

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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Kelly Brook Launches Party Wear Collection for New Look

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Well, hello there Ms Kelly Brook! Check you out modelling your new party wear collection for New Look!

Panicking about WTF to wear for the upcoming party season?! Well, fear not fashion fans because Kelly Brook has answered our style prayers and released purse friendly party wear range for New Look. Yay!

In a match made in style heaven, Kelly has extended her collection at New Look to include some drop dead gorgeous pieces, which will become style staples over the next few months.

Whilst we can’t guarantee it will make you (or us for that matter!) look like Kelly B, you will be bang on trend this festive season, with a range packed full of shimmering metallics and stand out pieces.

Dropping in store and online this month we are already huge fans of the range here at Shopcade HQ! Our fave picks include THAT shimmering jumpsuit as modelled by Miss B above, the leopard print cami top and the AMAZING baroque inspired cropped jacket.

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And that’s before we even start on the accessories! Hot to trot glittery box bags and lace heels make this collection a sure fire sell out.

We’re also loving the fab day to evening items in Kelly’s collection, making office to party dressing a total breeze this season.

Shop the fab eyelash detail shirt, team with the black velvet shorts and tights for a smart but sexy day look and jazz up with jewelled accessories and heels for the evening…et voila!

 






The Goss: Nicole Scherzinger’s High Street Style

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Nicole Scherzinger is a cutie in cut-out: Who knew Nicole was such a fan of Shopcade?! No sooner do we post about cut-out being hot to trot, does the gorgeous lady herself step out in a black cut-out number to do some after-hours partying post X Factor. Yours for the bargain price of £16, shop the exact same dress from New Look here and check out this cute pic Nicholas McDonald posted of himself and the lady in question.

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Cheryl Cole back in the hot seat? Hold the phone… is Cheryl Cole about to make a dramatic return to the UK X Factor next year? If rumours are to be believed not only is Simon Cowell on his way back to save the show, but he has also persuaded Cheryl to return. We thought hell would have frozen over before Chezza agreed to come back, but it seems two years and a lot of thawing has gone on for her to forgive Cowell over the US X Factor debacle. We’re just uber excited for Cheryl’s outfits if this turns out to be true!

Little Mix Storm The X Factor: We’ve got a lot of love for those Little Mix minxes and it seems so do the rest of the UK after the girls returned to the X Factor stage last night to belt out new hit, ‘Move’. Looking gorgeous in black bralets, black jeans and Dr Martens, we’re seriously crushing on their new style.

And finally….

blog.image-face.thor-041113-ukThor, more like phwoarrrr! Ladies, any excuse to post a picture of the beautiful Chris Hemsworth and we’ll take it. Starring in Thor Dark World, which opened last weekend to rave reviews, here he is in all his Thor-like glory…. You’re welcome.

Get Knitted with National Wool Week!

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The chill factor has shot up an alarming amount this week, so really there is no better time to celebrate Wool Week… an excuse if ever there was one to get all snug with your winter woollies.

We’re embracing the national event, which kicked off earlier this week as it celebrates all things woolly in a good cause.

Cosy knitwear, cute beanies, gloves and scarves, and that’s before you factor in some seriously desirable things for the home (woolly blankets on a chilly eve? Yes pls!) What’s not to love?!

The high street have totally got in on the act and embraced this fab campaign as well with retailers holding live knitting sessions (seriously, it’s cool. Daisy Lowe launched it. Nuff said) and producing some AMAZING woollen wonders.

We’re all about statement sweaters at the moment. From Bats, cats and all things spooky for Halloween to some Christmas novelty cuties making their way onto the rails. There has never been a better time to shop that one of a kind statement, so get in there quick before they all sell out.

If jumpers aren’t doing it for you, think cute tartan woollen kilts in a variety of colours or snap up a snood (or scarf, you know your choice) to fight off the winter chill.

Personally we’re all about finding the perfect winter coat this season, as there has never been so much variety. Topshop have the pop colour woollen wonders, Zara have mastered military, ASOS have the dreamy pink number that everyone is after and New Look is the queen of the duffle coat.

Whatever your preference, we’ve got you covered.  Check out our fab curator, Laura Seed’s Nice Knits list to celebrate Wool Week and keep cosy in style.






Shopcade has a new look!

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We’ve got a brand new look!

We’ve listened to your feedback and have made some changes. So what are the big updates?

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Shopcade is now available via our website at Shopcade.com! Just log-in with your Facebook details, and your Shopcade will already be there, and you can enjoy a bigger viewing space.

 

New fluid design

No matter what size your screen, Shopcade now adjust the view to show you as many products as possible.

Instant interaction

When you hover over a product thumbnail, now you can instantly ‘Buy’, ‘Add’ and ‘Comment’, and even view comments straight away! You’re now just one click away from your favourite features.

Lists

Ever wanted to create separate areas for different products? Well, now you can. Just add a product to your Shopcade, and a window will appear to give you the option of adding the product into a new or existing list!

Points

The new notification box in the top right lets you know who is interacting with you and how you’re earning points. With the new points system, it’s even easier to receive points through a variety of ways – getting product views, new followers, new friends, and many more! A great way to redeem your points is coming soon, so stay tuned!

We’re really excited by how the new site looks and feels – but we want your feedback! Please tell us your thoughts below, or you can email us on feedback@shopcade.com