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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Fest Dressed: Cowboy, Americana, and Navajo – Three Trends to Try at SXSW

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It’s time to dust off our flower crowns, girls. (Wait, are those still a thing?) It’s festival season!!! Yes, you’ve heard right. Our favorite time of year is near. The time when winter becomes a distant memory and the spring and summer seasons are ushered with live music – and a lot of it.

SXSW, based in Austin, TX, kicks it off each year. The inaugural fest is different than the rest in that it’s spread throughout the entire town of Austin. There are no camp grounds or gates here, the ENTIRE town becomes a music fest. Aside from being encapsulated in tunes, you’ll also be inundated with some of the best tacos EV-ER. Just those two things alone should sell you.

The big question is, what do you wear to fit in at a fest located in the south? To put it simply, go west Well, west-ern. We recommend denim and navajo print with a splash of classic Americana. And, don’t forget the cowboy boots.

Here are the three festival fashion trends you’re going to want to try when heading to SXSW.

Yeeeehaww!

 

Cowboy

Channel your inner John Wayne (or Madonna circa her “Music” album phase) at the Austin-based fest. The idea is to pepper in a little of the trend – seen all over the NYFW runways – into your everyday wardrobe. Otherwise, you risk getting mistaken for a rodeo queen instead of a street style star. Don’t know about you but we prefer the latter. Achieve this with a fringe statement piece and a fun pair of western-ispired boots – those are the key

GET THE LOOK | Staring At Stars Suede Fringe Moto Jacket, $299, available at Urban Outfitters; Studded Cowboy Booties, $32.80, available at Forever 21; Sweet Jane Round Sunglasses, $16, available at Urban Outfitters; Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar – Matte Kava Kava 0.33 oz, $18, available at Sephora

 

 

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Wanna Cyber? Take Up to 40% OFF with 33 H-O-T Holiday Shopping Deals

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Make holiday shopping a snap this year. Take advantage of these 33 H-O-T cyber monday 2013 deals for everyone on your list.

Your fave brands are offering up to 40% off which means you can use your savings for a personal treat. That, Marc by Marc clutch you’ve been looking at is ON SALE but you have to hurry.

Ready, set, SHOP!!

1. ASOS – 30% off everything with code GIMMEMORE through December 4 (5am EST). Restrictions: Valid on US orders only. Single use only. Max spend of $889. Exclusions apply.

2. Topshop – 30% off selected lines.

3. Gap – 40% off your entire purchase with promo code: CYBER.

4. Cambridge Satchel Company – 25% off select styles through December 2.

5. BlankNYC – 25% off with promo code CYBERCRAZE.

6. Genetic – 35% off everything when you spend $200 or more (Code: CYBER35) and 50% off everything when you spend $500 or more (CODE: CYBER50).

7. Gorjana – 40% off + free shipping through 12/6.

8. Icing – 30% off everything with promo code CYBER2013. Excludes clearance and gift cards.

9. BaubleBar – Play “Cyber Savings Smash” to score one of four deals: 20% off site wide, 30% off site wide, $25 off (orders of $50 or more), or a $100 gift card through December 3.

10. Piperlime – 30% off sale with promo code: CYBER through December 2. Restrictions: Offer valid online only in the US and Puerto Rico. Additional restrictions and exclusions apply.

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Top Deals for Black Friday on Shopcade!

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Fancy an early Christmas present from Shopcade… How about up to 30% off your favourite brands? Yep thought you would like that! We have handpicked the best deals available to help you celebrate (and shop of course ;-)) Black Friday in style. You’re more than welcome…

Here’s the pick of the best deals available on Shopcade right now. Let’s Shop…

Fashion & Beauty

Deals from Missguided, ASOS, BOOHOO and Dorothy Perkins all in one place? Yes please! We’re seriously crushing on Missguided’s new Peace + Love range right now, whilst Dorothy Perkins is a cut above when it comes to cute dresses. Head to ASOS for amazing jumpsuits or statement coats and check out Boohoo for cut-out pieces to die for.

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Beauty more your thing? Then check out House of Fraser’s 10% off deal on selected beauty items, which ends midnight tonight so get shopping quick from our hot list ASAP!

Check out more deals available from: Pull & BearFashion Union, Motel Rocks, Figleaves, inlovewithfashion & Urban Outfitters.

Home & Gadgets

If clothes really aren’t your thing and you are all about kitting your home out with some tech this festive season, then these are the deals for you. There are gadgets galore from iwantoneofthose.com and Prezzybox, whilst NOTHS.com have got you covered for some quirky homeware.

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Christmas. Sorted. Shopcade has you covered!

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Christmas is all about giving…Whatever! Receiving is waaaaayyy more fun. If you’re selfish (fess up…) generous (liar!) or somewhere in between (there we go) then Shopcade has you covered.

So to help you avoid jingle hell this Christmas, every few days from 1st Nov, Shopcade will feature two lists from our fave festive fashionistas.

These lists will help you stay stylish this Christmas and solve those troublesome issues like where to find that one of a kind novelty onesie, or WTF to get your BFF.

If you like what you see then follow your favourite lists for a chance to win a £50 gift card to indulge your selfish side this Christmas… cos you’re worth it (obvs!).

We’re talking the likes of ASOS, Urban Outfitters, Missguided here (we know seriously stylish, huh?!) so if you want to get your hands on these goodies, keep your peepers peeled for the new theme reveals every few days until Christmas.

Like what you’ve heard so far? (and why wouldn’t you?!) then check our T&C’s here (dull, we know- soz!) and get the inside scoop on our upcoming festive themes below *

Tantalising Teasers…

#1 Don’t be scratching your head all day trying to work this one out, we’re giving you knits, but a good kind. Answer? It’s Quirky Christmas Jumpers: Novelty Knits vs Sensible Sweats of course! Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#2 A Christmas present ready to be unwrapped *wink wink* As if you didn’t guess this one! It’s our Christmas lingerie lists… Under Cover: Naughty vs. Nice Which one are you?! Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#3 Twinkle Twinkle Christmas jewels, oh my how these will make you drool! Did you get it? It’s our Christmas jewellery lists of course! Jingle Bell Bling: Cocktail Queen vs. Pretty Pastels Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#4 Enough about you. How about him? Come on girls, it’s time to treat your man with this next set of lists… Boys Festive Fashion: King of Cool vs. Geek Chic Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#5 Did you really think we’d forget to a-dress the MOST important part of the season? Want to impress, then check these lists! Yep you guessed it, this is the biggie… Dress to Impress This Christmas Under £50: Get Glam vs.Sexy Chick Which one will you be this party season? Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#6 Get your grotto ready for Santa. He sees everything, don’t ya know? If you’re house proud, you are going to LOVE this next theme! Ho Ho Home under £40: Oh So Simple vs. Bright & Bold Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#7 Sssh! Time to play Santa for a day Woohoo, this one is going to be A LOT of fun. Have a hoot looking at our Sssh! Secret Santa gifts for under £15: Play it Safe vs. Silly & Stupid Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#8 No need to trek to the North Pole to get your tech. We’ve got you covered. Did ya get it? we’re talking gadget gifts of course! More specifically, Tinsel Town Gadgets: Computer Nerd vs. Kitchen Whizz Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#9 We’re not making this one up, you’re going to love these looks. We love this one! It is of course… Beauty Xmas Crackers Under £40: Minimal Mineral vs. Glitter Bug Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#10 Girls, sleep with one eye open… Santa is coming tonight! Woo hoo! It’s a North Pole PJ Party: All for Onesie vs. Luxury Loungewear Which one will you be following? Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#11 Keep those mistle-toes dancing… No we’re not talking Strictly here, we’re talking Mistle-Toes Under £30: Boot Camp vs. Dancing Queen. Which one are you most likely to follow? Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the winners of our Christmas Wish List competition coming very soon!

 

Stay tuned for the big reveals coming to Shopcade soon!

* This competition is open to UK users only. Click here for the US campaign.

Win a £150 voucher for Urban Outfitters!

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To celebrate festival season in the UK, we’ve teamed up with Urban Outfitters to provide the hottest festival looks and inspiration.

Want to win a £150 voucher for Urban Outfitters? It couldn’t be easier:

You’ll be entered into a prize draw, and one lucky person will win a £150 voucher for Urban Outfitters!

T&Cs

From 27 to 28 June 2012, Shopcade will celebrate the Festival season in partnership with Urban Outfitters. On 27 June 2012, Shopcade will post a Festival image on Shopcade’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/Shopcade). To enter the Competition, Like Shopcade’s Facebook page, Like and Share the Festival image on Shopcade’s Facebook page and Follow the Urban Outfitters brand on Shopcade (http://www.shopcade.com/brands/39992/cc/GB). The Competition will start on 27 June 2012 at 11am GMT and last until 28 June 2012 at 12am GMT. The winner will receive an Urban Outfitters gift voucher worth £150. The winner will be randomly selected among all participants who have entered the contest and followed the Urban Outfitters brand on Shopcade. The odds of winning the Competition will be dependent on the total number of eligible entries received. Entry is free. No purchase is necessary. You need to be a registered user on Shopcade and a UK resident to be eligible. The competition is open only to persons aged 18 years or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. The winner will be featured in Shopcade’s newsletter and blog. We will notify the winner by email on the day the contest finishes. The winner will be required to provide their contact details for the delivery of the prize. Failure to respond to this email within 7 days will result in forfeiture of the prize. The payment and reporting of any applicable federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. We may, for any reason, suspend, amend, or cancel the Competition at any time and we will inform users by putting a notice on the Site. We may disqualify a user from the Competition in the event of any unlawful or unfair conduct or any breach of our Official Rules. This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook. Any personal information that users provide is only to Shopvolution Ltd. and not to Facebook. In the event of fraud, abuse, and / or a material error affecting the proper operation of the Competition, we may end or suspend the Competition, amend these Official Rules and declare void the notification of the winner. We will not be responsible for entries that are late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. Acceptance of these Official Rules is a condition of entry for the Competition.  Sponsor: (Shopvolution Limited, 87 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JZ, United Kingdom).