#ShopcadeHitsMBFW: Day 1 Highlights

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Fashion month has officially started! We’re so excited and anxious to see what’s in-store for us this Spring 2015!! As we kick off the fashion festivities in New York, Shopcade will be there to give you the latest updates and buzz straight from the runway, and the streets of the Big Apple! 

Day 1 is utter madness- everyone’s trying to catch a yellow cab in heels or trying to grab that cup of coffee to get a caffeine buzz that will hopefully last throughout the day!

As the day ends, all we can think about is; “Can spring come any sooner please?!”  Here’s some of our favorite runway looks from Day 1 of our #NYFW takeover!

BCBG MAX AZRIA

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Words to Describe the Collection: Sheer Elegance, Pastel Wonderland, Breathtaking, Effortless Summer, Ethereal, Soft, Bold Femininity, Floaty, and Flawless.

Spring Colors Spotted: Delicate Whites, Cream, Pastels (Pink, Blue, Coral), Taupe/Beige, Ocean-inspired hues.

Spring Looks Spotted: Maxi Skirts, Ribbons, Tunics, Tiny Florals, Stripes, High Slits, Sheer Accents, Billowing Fabrics.

A-Lister’s Spotted on the front row: Celebs such as Jamie Chung, Shay Mitchell and Fashion Bloggers Aimee and Dani Song.

Buzz Buzz: BCBG Max Azria re-defined the power of social media by allowing its followers to shop its runway looks straight from their mobile phones!

COACH

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Words to Describe the Collection: Fun, Flirty, Furry, Beautiful, Surreal, Bold, Effortless Americana, A Cotton Candy Coach.

Spring Colors Spotted: Orange, Mint Green, Lilac, Ocean Blue, Pink, Tan, Yellow, Red.

Spring Looks Spotted: Leopard!!!, Leather, Fur, Platform Shoes, Platform Sliders (YES!), Pencil Skirts, Mini Skirts

Buzz Buzz: Coach designer, Stuart Vevers is picking up speed in his second season as creative director for the brand. No logo bags spotted or a sense of minimalism. It was a wild trip of color, texture and time” – Racked.com

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Summer Nights: Shopcade Dates Sarah Ashcroft

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It’s mid July and most of us are about to be set free from school, uni or work to go on our annual holidays! We caught up with Fashion blogger Sarah Ashcroft over milkshake and cupcakes as she tells us her summer plans and how to stay stylish!

So… what are your summer plans, Sarah?

“I’m starting with Cape Verde with my boyfriend and then Turkey with the family. Plans are total relaxation! Sunbathing, laying by the pool and boat rides- though quad bikes have been scheduled in there at some point! I’m also keeping a summer style diary to keep the blog up-to-date”.

What summer trends are you loving right now?

“Everything pink! Loving pastels, co-ords, tropical prints and a bit of neon”

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Any summer survival tips you can share with us?

“No-one likes spending their holiday burning and having to dodge the sun. For the past few years I have had a few sessions on a sunbed before going away, which has really helped prepare my skin and get use to some exposure before hitting the sun!”

What’s your favourite drink in the summer?
“My favourite cocktail is an elderflower and cucumber Martini, though I enjoy a cold pint in the sunshine and I love a glass of champagne”.

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Quick! Enter the Nordstrom sweepstake to win $200!

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Win in our Nordstrom sweepstake!

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Hold the phone, stop what you’re doing, and listen carefully – our Nordstrom sweepstake is finally here!

Summer is well on its way and we think you deserve a brand new wardrobe with it. That’s why we’ve decided that you deserve a Summer treat – we’re giving one lucky winner a chance to win a $200 gift card to spend on whatever floats your boat (we recommend the maxi dress, mini jambox and 90s print tee – just sayin’ ya know)!

Soon you’ll be strutting the streets with your brand new buys and feeling like a sizzling Summer saint! With so many trends to rock this season, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There’s floral, all white everything, statement sunnies, pastels and all things co-ord – there’s so much more but we can’t mention them all otherwise we’d be here all day – phew, we just can’t get enough!

And for you guys out there, be sure to add some colored oxfords, a floral bowtie or a statement watch to make your outfit complete – it’s all about the details after all.

So without further ado…

To enter, just click here! (Better hurry though! The competition closes at midnight on the 11th June 2014)

It’s super simple and you can choose whether you want to enter by following Nordstrom, spending your points or sharing the sweepstake via Twitter – the more you do the more entries you’ll get and the more chance you’ll have at winning!

Check out our Terms & Conditions for more deets.

The heat is on! Best of luck 😉

Happy Birthday Victoria Beckham!

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Happy Birthday Victoria Beckham! Shopcade salute you and your amazing style. Spice Girl, WAG and now respected designer, you could say VB has accomplished a lot over 40 years. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we have roped in curator (and mega fan) Natalie Corner to chart Victoria’s style evolution over the years. 

Over to you Nat…

nataliecorner“If you grew up in the 90s you were a Spice Girls fan. Period. Even if you didn’t grow up then, you became one in 2007 when the reunion of the five girls who invented ‘girl power’ happened and brought happiness upon the world once again.

Everyone had their favourite ‘Spice’, when I was growing up it was Scary Spice for obvious reasons. But now there’s no denying that my favourite is Victoria Beckham, who has spent many years trying to shed that ‘Posh’ moniker.

Victoria was always known for wearing a lot of black when she was in the Spice Girls, it was her character signature. The most memorable of them was a short ‘Gucci’ mini from the very early days that also appeared in the – bad in a good way – SpiceWorld: The Movie.

In a collaboration with Skype earlier this year Victoria spoke about the look, confessing that in actual fact it was from the high street: ”The first dress that I wore in the Spice Girls, which everybody thought was a little black Gucci dress, was actually from Miss Selfridge – it wasn’t a little back Gucci dress.”

That super mini dress theme continued as she walked the red carpet in gold lame with her fellow Spice’s at the 1997 Billboard Awards and again at the MTV Europe Music Awards in the same year. Not to mention those terrible matching pinstripe suits, canes and cigars(?!) the girls all wore to their film premiere!

When the Spice Girls announced they were parting ways to “pursue solo projects”, Victoria, the one who never really sang, went ahead and launched a bid for that coveted number one spot with her first single ‘Out of Your Mind’ with Dane Bowers and Truesteppers. It was a tough chart battle, getting pipped to the post by Spiller featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s summer anthem Groovejet. The look Victoria went for during her solo career was very interesting(!) working slashed leather, lip rings and the odd few skunk-like extensions.

After being crowned the ‘IT’ couple and nicknamed Posh and Becks, she married successful footballer David Beckham with the wedding exclusively covered by OK! Magazine. She wore an ivory Vera Wang gown, followed by hideous matching purple outfits for the reception.

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Let The Style Battle Commence: Post your Look to win!

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OK, so we have exciting, no scrap that, we have AWESOME news Shopcaders… Style Battle has officially kicked off! YAY.
So what’s the scoop on the hottest new thing to hit Shopcade? Well, it’s a pretty easy ask! Simply post your fave fashion look on the app using our look button for a chance to win some mega prizes.

And when we say mega, we mean seriously cool. We have joined forces with the fashion industry’s most influential insiders to judge the best look overall.

The winner will not only get their own professional photoshoot, they will also be featured in leading independent fashion and culture magazine, WEARECOLLISION and gain entry to the VIP Style Battle party on 16th April. We know, we told you it was good!

So, more on the Style Council… just who will be sitting on the judging panel? Well check this line up out and prepare to scream pretty damn loud…

  • 01-kahmarl
  • 02-nik
  • 03-ada
  • 04-vogue
  • 05-ashley
  • 05-lee
  • 06-ella
  • 06-rebekah
  • 07-janan
  • 08-sam
  • 09-nathalie

We know, we know we have totally outdone ourselves this time ;-)The only question left is… what the heck are you still reading this for? Get posting your look now! Not got the app yet? No problem, simply click the buttons below to download.

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For all the nuts and bolts of our fabulous competition check the T&C’s here! (Dull, but totes necessary!)

Our Brand New Shopcade Store Is Now Open!

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BREAKING NEWS: The Shopcade Store is now open! Ta da!

Here at Shopcade, we’re all about new trends, latest styles and being ridiculously good looking (if you hadn’t already got that about us!) and we totes heart upcoming fashion designers that we think you’ll love too! This is why we’ve decided to launch our very own Shopcade Store to bring you the hottest styles and trends from new designers all in one place. We really do love to spoil you 😉

You’ll be able to shop directly on the Shopcade Store when you click the ‘shop’ button with an option to pay securely via PayPal or with a credit/debit card.

We’ll be updating the store constantly so you’ll always have the freshest items around. From accessories to apparel, we’re sure you’ll find something you heart.

We’re always looking for new designers or products to feature, so if you know of any that you’d love to see on the Shopcade Store, then feel free to email us at store@shopcade.com and we’ll get right back to you.

The Shopcade Store is shipping to the UK only for now, but you’ll be pleased to know we’ll soon be looking to launch in various other countries so stay tuned!

You can find more information on our FAQ page here.

Happy shopping!






#TBT: Which Clueless Girl Are You?

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Way before Mean Girls and Legally Blonde came along, there was a little old film called Clueless, which charted the highs and lows of a Beverley Hills teenager and her group of friends.

Sound familiar? Yep, by today’s standards you’re probably already rolling your eyes and shouting ‘CHEESE!’ at the screen.
Well, pause right there girlfriend and put your scepticism to one side, because Cher and co. pioneered the chick flick genre with one liners such as ‘Whatever’ and a rotating closet on standby 24 hours a day.

Scarily still relevant today (hello Iggy Azalea) Cher made the 90s what it was- a big ‘ole fashion love in with all things checked, fluffy, see-through and short. Over the knee socks were cool, gym class was just an excuse to gossip with your friends and we all wanted a computer which picked out our clothes every morning.

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How to Dress Like Selena Gomez

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Ok, we admit it. We have a massive style crush on Selena Gomez right now. Whilst other celebs have come and gone, Selena’s always managed to stay one step ahead of the fashion crowd with a on trend look that’s totally her own.

While Justin Bieber fans might not like her, the more rational girls around the world love her unmistakable sense of style.  Youthful, elegant, and always gorgeous, the Selena Gomez look is one that girls everywhere can rock.

Red Carpet Inspirations

The big problem (or opportunity) with celeb styling is that they are always seen in something different, so we’ll start on the red carpet for Selena.

High waist midi skirts are commonly seen on Selena at big events, and there are several different types available for you to rock the look you love irrespective of your budget.  Make like Selena and team a midi with a bralet, for a glam yet casual style, finishing the look with high heels so you can strut your stuff figuratively and literally, whatever the occasion.  Selena prefers black, but pick the colour that best suits you and match it with a small clutch bag. If you’d prefer the single dress look then glam it up with dresses perfect for the red carpet.

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What to Wear for a Shopping Trip

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Shopping day! Two words that are enough to make you leap out of bed quicker than you ever would on a work day and send a shiver down your boyfriend’s spine at the same time.

Before the hours of blissfully trekking from one store to the next and indecisively trying to put your new wardrobe together, you need to find something in your existing collection to ensure you look and feel amazing all throughout the day. So, what exactly should you wear for a shopping trip?

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