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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LFW Day 3: Catwalk Round Up

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Finally, a dry day @LFW and a welcome rest bite for my poor frozen hands (glove-less for two days and actually blue at one point) blistered feet (new shoes, pretty but really not practical) and a soaked parka which didn’t ever seem to dry out! Yes, traumas (slightly over dramatic, I’ll admit ;-)) have been faced at Somerset House, but today was the day when the sun shone and we welcomed more fashionistas aboard the party bus. Woo!

The day kicked off in style with the lovey Fran from MIC popping on board, rocking a printed short suit from ASOS complete with killer ankle boots from New Look and designer specs, looking every inch the celeb fashionista; toned, tanned and just plain gorgeous.

Next up we had the fab Electra Formosa and Ella Catliff founder of La Petite Anglaise giving us all a lesson in how to do fashion week chic. Ella rocked top to toe Mulberry (there was serious lusting after her Willow tote) whilst Electra gave us grown up grunge in her all black outfit complete with orange pop colour nails.

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Christmas Bloggers Special: Camila Carril talks designer accessories and Brazilian fashion with Shopcade

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From Brazil with love! Fashion blogger Camila Carril chats about her love for designer accessories, why Vivienne Westwood should be designing Christmas trees and what’s on her Shopcade wish list this season…

We are getting close to Christmas! What’s in your Shopcade wish list?

A lot of things! You can check them out here!

What has been the best present you have received? And the one you would rather forget about?

I don’t have a gift I would rather forget. But I have one that I will always remember: six years ago my dad came home with a brand new suitcase. I knew what that meant. That was my best gift! The suitcase was his way to say he would allow me to come to London (at the time I was only 16). That changed everything and I will always remember the meaning of this gift.

Do you have an ‘it’ fashion item that you are planning to wear for this year’s holidays?

I haven’t thought about that as yet. One thing I know, during New Year’s Eve in Brazil it is a tradition that we wear white! So whatever “it” fashion item would be white.

Which film puts you in the spirit of Christmas?

It has to be Home Alone.

What are your favourite tunes for the festive season?

John Lennon – Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
David Bowie and Bing Crosby – The Little Drummer Boy
Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town

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The Goss Special: British Fashion Awards Style

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Where would you find Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof and Rita Ora together at the same time? We’ll tell you where… at the style event of the season of course, the British Fashion Awards!

As anticipated Kate Moss was the woman of the hour, smooching Mr Harry Styles (nothing untoward, just a quick peck!) and posing up a storm with the gorgeous Rita Ora on the red carpet.

Mossy rocked a Grecian style leather mini dress, sky high heels and a white fur coat to wow the fashion crowd, whilst Rita (recently cast as Christian Grey’s sister in Fifty Shades!) went all Marilyn Monroe on us with quaffed peroxide hair and a corseted Vivienne Westwood number to wow the paps.

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The Goss: Designers create Christmas knits for charity

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Vivienne Westwood | Burberry | Giles | Alexander McQueen

Designers create Christmas knits for charity: What do Alexander McQueen, Burberry and Vivienne Westwood have in common? Aside from the fact that they are all AMAZING British designers, they have also each designed a Christmas knit to be auctioned off for charity. In association with Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, the full collection of knits will be on display in The Village at Westfield London from Thursday 28th November. Fancy getting your mitts on one of these knits? Well, in a unique twist it will be the lowest unique bid that wins the prize not the highest, so check out the full competition deets at here to bag yourself a quirky Christmas knit now.

Alexa Chung for Longchamp: Is there anything this woman can’t turn her hand to? TV presenter, writer, muse and model, now… the new face of Longchamp. Appearing in the SS14 & AW14 campaigns Alexa is all loose messy hair, endless legs and gorgeous leather bags. Sigh, some gals have all the luck!

We heart cat prints: oh Miley, how we love you and your quirky sense of style. Fresh from bleaching your eyebrows last week, your AMA performance at the weekend now has us championing cat prints galore. Maybe not in bikini form… we’ll leave that to the very brave, but who doesn’t fancy working a print that features a cute kitten or two?!

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blog.image-tights.bubble-271113-ukFashion Ed’s pick of the day: Do the Highland fling with this quirky pick of the day! Black tights are like so last season, right now we are all about colourful, patterned and playful winter woollies. These checked tights  will liven up any outfit and give a nod to Autumn’s tartan trend without being too overbearing.

 

The Goss: Katy Perry Announces ‘Prism’ UK Tour Dates!

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Katy Perry announces UK ‘Prism’ Tour: This news has totally brightened up our Monday morning, we don’t know about you?! The lovely Katy Perry has just announced her UK tour dates for new album, Prism kicking off in May 2014! After the success of her California Dreams tour in 2011 we’re super excited to hear she will be back on the road and visiting her lovely fans. The show will kick off in Belfast on May 7th, ending in London’s O2 on the 30th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, so start planning your ticketing strategy now Katy obsessives!

Vivienne Westwood to write memoirs: OH MY GOD can you imagine how amazing this book will be? Due out next year, the grand dame of fashion herself will be spilling all in her official memoirs. We can’t wait, it’s seriously on our wish list already!

Miley Cyrus performs on X Factor: It was hyped to be one of The X Factor’s best guest star performances and what with all her recent drug EMA controversies, you would have thought Miley wouldn’t disappoint…. And yet, we were left pretty underwhelmed by the whole thing. The biggest shock? She actually covered up and wore a long metallic dress complete with brick lane turban (yep turbans are back in fash) to belt out her Number 1 single, Wrecking Ball.

Alexa Chung hearts hair chalk: The ever gorgeous Alexa Chung has given one of the hottest hair beauty trends her seal of approval by posting this pic on her Instagram page. Hair braids and hair chalk? Clearly this lady knows how to make a fash statement. We heart.

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Meadham Kirchoff for Topshop: The wait is nearly over fashion fans, as Meadham Kirchoff’s fourth collection for the high street giant lands in store on November 21st. The capsule collection is themed around ‘cherrys’ and it’s clear the duo have had a hoot designing this one. What with Isabel Marant for H&M last week and this collab coming out Thursday, we’re being seriously spoilt by the high street at the mo. Who needs high end, eh?

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blog.image-daily.gloss-bubble-181113-ukShopcade hearts Joey Essex: Oh Joey how we love you and your pearly white knashers! We think he will be hilar on I’m A Celebrity if last night’s opening episode is anything to go by. The Only Way is Essex star was ripped for his brilliant pearly whites by his campmates as soon as he landed, but he may have the last laugh as we can see romance blossoming between him and Amy Willerton. Lotsa flirting going on last night on the ITV show as Amy attempted (she really tried, bless her) to teach Joey how to tell the time with a giant makeshift clock on the floor. Joey’s response? “It’s so much easier to look at your phone though, isn’t it?” Brilliant.