Presenter Stephen Stallone joins our September Style Council!

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Stephen Stallone

Former Presenter for MTV and currently presenter for 4Music on #younews and  #videocrush, Stephen is hot property right now! When he’s not busy jet setting around the world to different festivals, he’s back in his hometown filming for Distract TV and 4Music as well as blogging about his life and style!

Find out more from the presenter who has interviewed the likes of Snoop Dogg below and what he’s got his fashion eye on this season!

What’s on your shopping list this season?

Wow! This season first on the list is H By Hudson, Leather Brogue Boots I just got myself a pair. The level of detail is second to none, and I simply love the colour. These bad boys will go with anything and last forever. They represent all that is good about today’s culture without verging on East London hipster desperation.

Also you cant go wrong with leather boots –these are this seasons must.  With this, I add to my list Adidas high tops most recently tweeted about. These represent all things Velcro/ #90s #Olive and are super cool and can be matched with fitted guys joggers, skinny jeans and a plain T and or Jean jacket. YES Velcro high tops are back in a big way! You heard it here first.

My third addition is a black roll neck jumper; these were in years ago and now they’re back! And yes I’m adding this to this season’s list- Just putting it out there.

I’m also adding to the list finally- my Autumn/ Winter Black Francis Lambskin Leather Jacket – no more needs to be said!

What do you think is the thing that makes people’s style really stand out?

Uniqueness and colour- I’m all over olive greens/ and mustards at the moment. But it’s really all about how you wear it that makes the style.

What trends, if any are you loving this season?

Tapered fit smart cuffed joggers, topped with large t-shirt and possibly a sharp slim fitted tailored bomber jacket. I am not brave enough to wear cuffed joggers yet, but it will happen!

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Meet Chloe, Fashion Union’s Fashion Buyer & Style Council Member!

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Chloe Millward is Fashion Union‘s fashion buyer so who better to be part of the Style Council, scouring the Shopcade app for the most stylish looks! Find out below what floats her style boat and what she can’t live without below!!

Do you look for your trends straight from the catwalk or elsewhere?

I look for trends via WGSN & catwalks firstly, the season prior for work but personally – blogs and Instagram are a great, easy platform to follow bloggers, stylists & designers all around the world on.

What trends, if any are you loving this season?

I’m feeling all 90’s this season so I’m loving the ‘high school dropout’ trend by day with my jumpsuits & oversize bombers and shoe boots, it’s such an easy comfy wear yet you still look sleek.

I love the ‘take me to the church trend’ by night because I like the sleek simplistic looks. I’m obsessed with bandaging & straps, lace, lots of black but with strong hair and dramatic smokey gothic make-up.

What’s on your shopping list this season?

This season a sleek coat is on my wish list – I fancy something tailored this year easy to take from day time at work to after work drinks. There’s some gorgeous co-ordinate sets and chunky cardi’s on my wish list to add to my wardrobe from Fashion Union to!

What do you think is the thing that makes people’s style really stand out?

I think it’s the uniqueness of how people put their outfits together not necessarily the individual items. Two people could wear the same top in a completely different way. I think style is the overall look – not just the clothing, it’s the hair and make-up too.

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More on our August Style Council Judges!

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 More on the August Style Council Judges | Photo Credits: Neely Reyes | Blonde Ambition | Jai’me Jan

Next week marks the announcement of the August #StyleBattle winners and so we thought we’d delve into the lives of our Style Council Judges, Neely Reyes, Jai’me Jan and DJ Blonde Ambition to find out just why they made the hit list for our August Style Council!

Neely Reyes – Founder and Director of Sapphires Model Management

Neely Reyes is the founder of the award-winning Sapphires Model Management, an agency that has worked with and provided models for some of the biggest names in the industry. Her client list includes brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Victoria Beckham, Rimmel, Chloé and NARS to name a few.

 

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Find out about her style inspo & what’s got her ticking this season….

What’s on your shopping list this season?

I am looking for a nice pair of high boots!

What do you think is the thing that makes people’s style really stand out?

The right amount of confidence.

What trends, if any are you loving this season?

I really like the tiny trunk handbags and also the modern Victorian trend, as I love lace and unusual sleeving!

Who are your fave designers?

I like so many but my all-time favourites are:

Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Charlotte Olympia

Best high street brands?

ASOS, H&M, Topshop, Next

Whose style do you admire?

Jessica Biel, Jessica Pare, Jenna Dewan, Jessica Alba

Have you ever had a fashion faux pas?

I am sure I have had a few! I recently found a pic of these awful pointy boots I owned. When I say pointy I mean like sword pointy. I looked like a witch!

What’s your favourite piece in your wardrobe atm?

My Vivienne Westwood Orb Embellished Crocodile Effect Leather Tote and a velvet jacket I purchased from Monsoon. It is so comfortable.

What item could you not live without? Fashion/Beauty item…

My liquid eyeliner for sure!

Most famous person on your twitter/Instagram/in your phone book..

Channing Tatum on my Instagram and I wish he was in my phone book.

What inspires you?

My sisters, my mum, my co-directors Iain and Martin and my friends and colleagues.

 

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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! 

Boohoo Joins Our August Style Council!

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Photo Credit: Boohoo.com

Meet Kate Holroyd, Boohoo‘s Senior Stylist and our new designer judge on our August Style Council! If you want to know what floats her fashion boat this season, what inspires her work and how you can dress to impress and win her vote to be crowned our August #StyleBattle™ winner, then read on!

What’s on your shopping list this season?

I’m loving all the knitwear that has graced the catwalk this season… From boxy crop knits to the oversized maxi cardigan and roll neck shapes. They’re great pieces to have in your wardrobe, as they’re great for layering with everything!

Relaxed tailoring was also a big trend coming through on the catwalk, so I’ll be buying into tailored jackets and oversized wide leg trousers. Christopher Kane really captured relaxed tailoring perfectly with the three piece dressing!!

What do you think is the thing that makes people really stand out on the Looks app? 

For me, I think it’s originality, confidence and personality that makes people stand out on the looks app!

What trends, if any are you loving this season?

I really loved the winter pastels this season with its soft palette of greys, blues and blushes! Textures and oversized shapes with lots of layering makes it such a great fashion forward trend and it has definitely been reinvented for winter! I love what Gucci did on the runway with its 60s inspired feel to the collection! I loved all the oversized mohair furs in the soft pastel palette!

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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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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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Shopcade Dates: Prettysickly

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Shopcade Dates: Prettysickly | Photo Credit: @fashionfabs

We took blogger, model and all rounded fashionista, Bee (AKA Prettysickly) from I Dress Myself blog for her fave food, sushi, to talk about the life of a blogger, her style and being part of the Shopcade Style Council!

After our California rolls and cocktails we got down to business with a quickfire Q&A. Find out about her style below!

1. How would you describe your style?

Minimal, fun and combined

2. What’s your favourite item in your wardrobe that you can’t live without?

My leather jacket!

3. What are your fave trends this Summer?

I don’t really know what’s trending tbh!

4. What are your fave 3 brands?

Zara, All Saints and Weekday

5. Give us one piece of fashion advice: 

Stick with your gut when dressing, if you think it goes, wear it!

Want to get Bee’s look from our Shopcade date? Then check it out below!






May #StyleCouncil: Claire Portsmith from Motel Rocks

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Meet Claire Portsmith, Motel’s part trend forecaster and part designer who has joined our May Style Council!

For the winning female, Motel Rocks will be providing three looks for the shoot with We Are Collision Magazine.

Find out more about Claire’s fashionable life below!

Hey Claire, What’s on your Shopcade this season?

A mixture of fun key pieces for everyday and some dreamy wish list treats that maybe one day I can get my hands on!

What do you think is the thing that makes people really stand out on the Looks app?

Confidence and self belief in their own unique style!

What trends, if any are you loving this season?

Abstract art prints – LOVE!

Who are your fave designers?

Dries Van Noten, Celine, Acne, Proenza Schouler, Antipodium, Carven, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Christopher Kane, JW Anderson and right at the top right now, Marques Almeida!

Best high street brands?

Motel obvs! Dream essentials! (and I do like a bit of Topshop!)

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Meet our May #StyleCouncil Member: Arielle Free

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At only 27, Arielle Free already has a wealth of presenting experience. As a new addition to the 4Music family, Arielle is the content presenter on 4music and currently the voice of new series ‘Would You Rather….’.
Putting her love for fashion to good use, Arielle has also presented for MSN Lifestyle talking us through the hottest looks and reporting from the main fashion events throughout the year. Arielle’s first presenting job was for BBC Scotland when she was 16 for CBBC‘s UKOOL. The show was live every morning during the school summer holidays and Arielle was selected to be the UKOOL gang presenter.

 

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Furthering her passion for music, Arielle presents her own show on Shoreditch Radio and both produces and presents a weekly New Music Podcast for online music bible ‘The 405′. It was this that lead to Arielle being invited to join Edith Bowman as a guest on her Radio 1 Review Show giving her views on the festivals that summer.

Arielle gained her first air miles on Fresh Air Radio in Edinburgh presenting shows for Edinburgh Fringe Festival on Fresh Air at the Fringe. She then went on to present for Roundhouse Radio and hosted the shows live from Roundhouse Rising Music Festival.

She has also recently featured in fashion magazines such as Look, Stylist, More and Spindle Magazine. Arielle can regularly be seen rocking the decks at fashion events, such as Vogue’s Fashion Night Out, for super brand Emporio Armani and now for Shopcade’s Style Battle Party this Thursday 5th June!

We spoke to her about her fashionable life and part on the Shopcade Style Council; find out what she had to say below..

Tell us about your part on the Shopcade Style Council?

I’ll be judging the participants entries and deciding who my favourite style battler is, as well as jumping on the decks to get everyone in the disco mood at the #StyleBattle party!

What, in your opinion, makes people’s style stand out against anyone else?

Individuality. London is just brimming with so many different styles and it’s amazing that we have such freedom to wear what we want without people judging! I mean I have seen some sights, but it always makes me smile!

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Meet our May #StyleCouncil Member: Fran Newman-Young

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Photo Credit: @francesca_ny

Famed for her Made In Chelsea (MIC) appearances, Fran Newman-Young made her debut in series 5 of the hit E4 reality TV series. With a background in music and writing, Fran has proved she has many talents that lie beyond the glamorous lifestyle of Sloane Square.

Graduating from Leeds University with a BA Hons in English Literature, Fran has gone on to work as a Music Manager and as a Creative Consultant for Perfect Songs LTD, as a freelance writer for numerous reputable publications, such as The Huffington Post, GQ and Company Magazine, as well as writing a weekly column for the Metro.

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Fran interviewing our May photographer, Sam Atkinson.
As a secure member of Made in Chelsea after three successful series’ under he belt, Fran has grown with popularity and has over 125,000 Twitter followers. Now living with Binky, and being a loyal friend to numerous members of the cast, Fran has secured herself as a principle member of the Made In Chelsea crew and of course now as part of the Shopcade Style Council for May!

As the fashionable socialite of the show and for her presenting skills used at the April Style Battle, it was only right that she joined the council this month. Watch her in action below:

Follow Fran and her musings @francesca_ny