London Fashion Week Day 3 Highlights

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We’re halfway through London Fashion Week SS15 right now and with two days to go until the spotlight shift to Milan, how are we faring so far on Day three?

Well, pretty well if you consider the strong collections from the likes of Topshop Unique (THE hottest ticket in town) and Mary Katrantzou who showed yesterday, but more of that later, what really got the fashion world buzzing was our #ShopcadeLFW pop-up and VIP party!

HEBA and Dazzle & Jolt joined the event yesterday alongside our other fabulous brands for another day of music, makeovers and general fashion fun 😉

We then brought our #ShopcadeLFW pop up to a triumphant close with a VIP party, complete with candy floss, cupcakes and flutes of lambrini! We also had DJ sets from Cheyenne Davide, our very own Fabienne and the much anticipated set from the AMAZING Rough Copy.

Seriously, nothing could have prepared us for how incredible they would be! Choosing three tracks to get the party officially started, they brought the house down with their live performance, so a HUGE thank you to them for making our event so memorable; we are officially in love!

And with that, our #ShopcadeLFW adventure for this season is over, BUT with two more days to come of shows, we’ll be here bringing you the best bits. So without further ado here’s London Fashion Week Day 3…

Topshop Unique: Welcome back Cara Delevingne! Suspiciously absent so far for fashion month, this was her making a triumphant return to the runway opening and closing the show which EVERYONE was at! Joining her on the runway was Jourdan Dunn and Lily Donaldson in a collection which once again surpassed expectations. A sporty chic collection, combined with some beautifully beaded pieces summed up spring wonderfully.

Who made the FROW? Hailey Baldwin, Haylee Steinfeld, Anna Wintour & Alexa Chung

Mary Katrantzou: Oh my word; this collection was to die for! Geometric pieces, complex embroidery, beautiful spring floral patterns, intricate finishing touches and our personal fave, the appearance of a strange frog-person hybrid print! Mary cited that Pangaea, dance and flora and fauna were the inspiration behind this range; a natural progression from her previous collections and as visually strong as ever. Bravo!

Who made the FROW?

Matthew Williamson: Never one to disappoint, Matthew Williamson presented a collection for SS15 full of florals and 70s inspired prints and influences. Floaty maxi dresses, fluted hem skirts, summer accessories- this was a return to character for the brand; accessible pieces beautifully crafted. We can’t wait for summer!

Who made the FROW? Nicole Scherzinger, Poppy Delevingne & Olivia Palermo

10 Things You Never Knew About Mel B

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We’re feeling just a little bit smug right now. We TOTALLY knew that Mel B was going to be on The X Factor this year after her stellar stand in on the show a few years ago. Plus, who else would they have got to match the ‘fierce’ factor of the dearly departed Nicole Scherzy? Exactly.

So if you’re anything like us, your love affair with Mel will have started in her Spicey days and probably ended with her solo career (harsh but true). However, after proving a hit on the panel last time around, we have definitely warmed up to her again.

Not afraid to speak her mind, we reckon her and Cheryl Cole will get on like a house on fire and clash a fair amount too- basically the perfect love/hate relationship we’ve come to expect from the girls’ side of the judging panel.

Joining Mel and Cheryl is Simon Cowell and yes, unbelievably for no logical reason we can fathom, Louis Walsh is back for a record breaking 11th year as well. Craziness!

Anyway, to celebrate this glorious offish announcement, we’ve done some digging around around the artist formally known as Scary Spice.

Here’s 10 things you never knew about the lady who loves lycra and leopard print…

1. She sang ‘Greatest Love of All’ by Whitney Houston at her Spice Girls audition.

2. She briefly changed her name from Mel B to Mel G when she married her first hubby Jimmy Gulzar.

3. She was given the nickname Scary Spice because she was so loud and lairy.

4. She had her own reality show. Yes really. It was called ‘Mel B: It’s a Scary World’.

5. She’s been a judge on America’s Got Talent and The X Factor Australia.

6. She’s an author. Well kind of. She wrote a memoir called ‘Catch A Fire’ about her life with her fellow Spiceys.

7. She dated British hottie Max Beesley for a brief period in 2002.

8. She has a Japanese tattoo on her stomach which means “spirit, heart, and mind”

9. She worked with Missy Elliott at the height of her Spice Girls fame, releasing ‘I Want You Back’ which hit Number 1 in the UK.

10. She came second on the American version of Strictly Come Dancing, ‘Dancing With The Stars’ in 2007 losing out to Hélio Castroneves the Brazilian racing car driver.

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Nicole x Missguided Collection Lands at Shopcade

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Photo Credit: Nicole x Missguided

OK guys, take a deep breath, count to ten and then exhale because the mother of all fashion collaborations has landed here on Shopcade. That’s right, Nicole x Missguided is now live and ready to shop!

We seriously couldn’t be more excited if we tried; Missguided and Nicole are a match made in heaven, with a strong collection that clearly has Nicole’s signature style stamped all over it.

Promo shots previewing the collection were shot on location in Los Angeles, with a very sexy Nicole modelling every outfit from her self-designed range, created in partnership with the design team at Missguided.

 

 

The debut 30 piece collection features distinctive, sports-inspired jumpsuits, directional dresses with cut-away detailing and dramatic mesh-contrast crops and bodysuits – all in a striking monochromatic and ’colour of the season’ cobalt blue palette.

Other pieces we are crushing on from the collection include the uber cool sexy leatherette biker pants and the sophisticated block colour long sleeved dress.

However, if you are looking to purchase just the one standout piece, it’s got to be the cross cutaway leather and fabric jumpsuit; seriously sizzling, this will be on many a girl’s wishlist this season, mark our words.

Prices range from £15 – £50, so there is something for everyone to shop. Damn, you’re good, Missguided 😉

 

Psst! Want to see a sneaky peek behind the scenes? Of course you do! Check out the lovely Nicole partaking in a Q&A about the collection. Trust us, you do not want to miss what a bish is!







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?!

And finally…

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 😉

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: 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.

Nicole and Nicholas McDonald

 

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.

The Goss: Ellie Goulding Goes for Gold in Sexy Dress

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1. Ellie Goulding does a Miley! Ok well not exactly, but did you see her half naked appearance on the X Factor last night?! Girlfriend was all about flashing the flesh in that gold sparkly number leaving next to nothing to the imagination. Beyoncé first rocked this Julien Macdonald number on her Mrs Carter tour, but we’re not entirely convinced with Ellie’s attempt at sexing up her image. What do you think?

2. Liam from One Direction is still pretty annoyed about getting his boxers (a fetching shade of red no less) pinched in Oz. Price you pay for being one fifth of the world’s biggest boy band Liam, girls will take liberties! Although wearing them was maybe a step too far…

3. Lorna Simpson exits The X Factor in possibly the dullest opening to the live shows ever. Loving the return of Mrs O though! Her snogging Gary Barlow was priceless and Nicole is as fierce as ever when it comes to looking fabulous.

4. Who are Overload? Well, they are the newest boy band in the UK (yeah cos we really need another one of them!) but still, discovered on You Tube promising a meet and greet if they get 100k followers on twitter results in them trending. We girls are a fickle bunch.

5. Queen of the Twerk Miley Cyrus proves that stripping off and riding a giant wrecking ball naked results in a UK number 1 album and single. You’ve got to hand it to the gal, she knows what she’s doing. Trashy image= lots of record sales. Wannabes take note…

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