Here’s The Barry M #GlitteratiVIP Competition Winners!

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Barry M  - The Winners

It’s an exciting time for us here at @shopcade; the New Year is upon us and once again, we’re delighted to announce some @shopcade competition winners! A big thank you to everyone who participated in our Barry M #GlitteratiVIP competition – we’ve loved seeing of all your glitter looks and without further ado, here are the lucky winners…

We gave several #GlitteratiVIP snappers the chance to win a daily prize which consists of their very own Glitterati Collection of nail colours. Daily prize winner @robyn-ashleighswain shared a fabulous #selfie of herself in a Topshop sequin skater dress, @lottiefollis posted herself in a sweeping gold split leg dress whilst @georgiaroach donned an art deco inspired silver shimmery evening gown. Londoner @piasolly shared her prom accessories (matching silver glitter platform sandals and clutch), veteran @shopcade user @jelly-babyvalentino uploaded a festive glitter outfit pic and @charlottewright5 looked stunning in her purple gown with glitter bust! 

With three runner prizes to give away, these goodies were simply too good to keep to ourselves! What’s in the runner up prize hamper? Lucky ladies @danielleanderson11, @irenad and @peexo will be taking home the Barry M Glitterati Nail Paint Collection, two nail files with a corrector pen and basecoat/topcoat, the “Starry Eyed” Eyeshadow Palette and Showgirl Mascaras in both Volumising and Lengthening. For their next party looks on @shopcade, we look forward to seeing them put these products to good use!

Now the moment we’ve all been waiting for…who is it that’s picked up the grand prize? In addition to the treats included within the runner up hamper, @ionascott has bagged black, champagne and silver metallic eyeliners, additional nail files for storing in various clutches and handbags, Natural Dazzle Bronzer and the Barry M Gelly Lip Paint Collection. Having submitted many a #GlitteratiVIP snap, this @shopcade fan has proven herself to be a true Glitterati gal through and through. Congrats and enjoy the prizes girls!

Meet Idle Lane… Our September Style Council Fashionista!

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Dancer, model and blogger Danielle Peazer of IdleLane.com is our September Style Blogger Council member ready to get judging your style in the fashionista style stakes this month! Find out about what trends she’ll be rocking this season, which may pop-megastar is following her on Twitter and what she thinks makes people stand out from the crowd, to see if you can catch her eye on the Shopcade app!

What’s on your shopping list this season?

Moving into A/W I’m on the look out for cosy knitwear, it’s so vital when the weather gets colder!

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

I think people’s style stands out when they’re truly comfortable in what they’re wearing and are happy in their outfit. It’s an added confidence that comes naturally.

What trends, if any are you loving this season?

I’ve loved the amount of lace overlays that have been on trend. I’ve got a few pieces and they always catch my eye when I’m out shopping.

Who are your fave designers?

I love Reformation and Sandro but for high end designers as well as Saint Laurent, Givenchy and Burberry for their leather jackets!

Best high street brands?

I’m a massive fan of Zara and Topshop. I also love Monki and love to shop online at Missguided and Asos.

Whose style do you admire?

I love Ashley Madekwe’s style and Naya Riviera’s sharp look that she always has. I love Vanessa Hudgens and wish I could pull off the boho look as well as she does!

Have you ever had a fashion faux pas?

I’ve had a few yeah! I used to own this faux fur leopard print coat that didn’t suit me at all but I tried to make it work – I looked terrible!

What’s your favourite piece in your wardrobe atm?

I recently bought a linen mac from Zara. It’s calf length and I loved it so much in beige that I bought the exact same one in black!

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

I couldn’t live without my Mac lip conditioner – it’s better than Vaseline but not as sticky as lip gloss. And it comes in a few different shades too.

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LFW Countdown: Shows We Can’t Wait To See!

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The LFW Countdown Has Begun! All Photo Credits: Catwalking.com via LondonFashionWeek.com

The countdown is officially on! And no, we don’t just mean to our AMAZING #shopcadelfw pop-up event and party, we mean to actual London Fashion Week!

New York Fashion Week is drawing to a close after an amazing few days of shows, with stand outs from Alexander Wang, Tommy Hilfiger (hello Kendall Jenner!) and J. Crew.

We’ve followed it closely, from all the top shows to the hottest street styles hitting the tent; we even caught Rihanna heading into Alexander Wang on Saturday!

So as the spotlight shifts to London, here’s our pick of the shows we just can’t wait to see this season!

 

1. House of Holland

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Who? The King of Slogans

Why? The celeb packed FROW for one reason! Expect to see the Primrose Hill set out in full force, plus the two Lily’s (Allen and Collins) have been papped in rarely anything else for the past few months, so they are pretty much a shoo in for this season. Henry Holland’s AW14 collection was my favourite to date; an amazing collection of vibrant jewel colours, bold solgans and plenty of sequins to liven up the dull winter. Can he top this for SS15? Oh I’m sure he’ll give it his best!

Where? Saturday 13th September, 6.30pm

 

2. Topshop Unique

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Who? Er, the most popular high street chain has a high end line… AS IF you didn’t know!

Why? Well if the ‘who’ section of this little preview doesn’t convince you, then last season’s wondrous oversized furs, stunning tailoring and downright gorgeous sixties mini dresses sure will! Topshop pretty much have the teen to early twenties market sewn up and this is just another string to their ever expanding bow. Always a celeb magnet, the FROW is bound to be bursting and we have a sneaky feeling a certain Kendall Jenner may well be walking this season too. Watch this space.

Where? Sunday 14th September, 3pm

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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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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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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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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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Kate Moss x Topshop on Shopcade!

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It’s finally here! Yep, Kate Moss x Topshop has finally has landed on Shopcade, following a HUGE launch party last night (check out the vid below!) at Topshop’s flagship Oxford Circus store to officially kick off the fashion collab of the season in style.

We’ve always been huge fans of La Moss, right from the announcement of her first collaboration with Topshop  in 2007, right until her (we thought) final collection in 2010. Oh how we mourned, but thankfully the time away has made this new collection even better, with some saying (whisper it) it could be her best one yet!

Having seen the collection in the flesh (so so pretty) we definitely reckon they could be right! Kate’s collection is split into four themes, each channeling a different ‘Kate’ style. Here’s our pick of what to buy from each theme. Be quick though, they won’t be around for long!

Tailoring Noir: Think 20s glamour- plenty of flapper dresses, fringed jackets and fierce tuxedos, which have been given the Kate style treatment. It’s evening wear but not as you know it; slick, seductive and sure to be a total sell out.

Balearic Dressing: Remember Kate’s boho phase which spawned a thousand copycats (hello Sienna Miller?!) well this theme pays homage to this particularly stylish period in her life. Aztec printed kaftans, embellished smock tops and soft suede shorts– all perfect for the upcoming festival season.

Cocktail Hour: Party wear done the Kate way! From classic tea to killer cocktail dresses, this theme is all about getting glam. Check out the heart-studded playsuit or slinky night-time numbers to make a style statement this season!

Pyjama Dressing: Woohoo a trend which lets you wear your pyjamas in the daytime! Although, banish any thoughts of your comfy onesie, as this is all about luxe pyjama dressing. Satin two pieces, beautiful kimonos, plus a silk jumpsuit which is to-die for!

Now you know what to buy, check out Mossy Mania last night at the launch of the collection. One thing’s for sure… ain’t no party like a Kate Moss party! Enjoy x






Get ‘Lo: 3 Valentine’s Day Date Outfits For All The Single Ladies

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Just because you don’t have a serious BF locked down to be your Valentine’s Day date this year doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice having fun. After all, it is JUST a Hallmark holiday. If you’re a gal that happens to be flying ‘lo while Cupid is aiming his bow at some serious couple in an Italian restaurant reenacting that scene from Lady and the Tramp, here are three date night suggestions for you. And, most importantly, a little inspo on what to wear that evening.

 

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If your plans involve a casual dinner with your best lady pals, show your V Day spirit with a red lip. On the downside, you won’t be using it to pucker up but, on the upside, at least you know it will last the whole night through. We l-o-v-e NARS’ “Manhunter” – the name says it all – jusssst in case y’all decide to go on the prowl. Bonus points for adding a statement heart somewhere, like the one on these quirky flats from Jeffrey Campbell. They’re not only perfect for the occasion, they’ll also carry you through spring. See, love doesn’t have to be a losing game.

WEAR IT: Half Sheer Half Opaque Tights, $18, available at Topshop; Cable Knit Khaki Sweater, $22.79, available at Romwe; Michael Kors Tortoise Watch, $250, available at Nordstrom; NARS “Manhunt” Lipstick, $26, available at Sephora; Leather Trim Tuxedo Shorts, $158, available at Madewell; Jeffrey Campbell “Got Heart” Loafer, $99, available at Urban Outfitters

 

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