May #StyleCouncil The Beauty Stylists: Lee Stafford and Yin Lee

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May’s Beauty Stylists: Lee Stafford & Yin Lee | Photo Credits: leestafford.com | aofmmakeup.com
Meet the beauty stylists who have joined The May #StyleCouncil – Lee Stafford on hair and Yin Lee on make-up to beautify the winning Style Battle looks and make them feel fabulous!

 

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Meet world famous hairdresser and hairstylist Lee Stafford! Joining the Style Council for the second month in a row, we just can’t get enough of his unique hair creations and cheeky grin! Let’s find out more about him below..

In his own words, Lee’s career began by “Cutting friends’ and family’s hair in my mum’s living room! This is where I realised my passion for cutting hair by changing the way people looked and finding the best styles for their features and personality”.

So after a brief spell at the Kings Road, Chelsea and some time in the US, he returned home and started developing and honing his skills, building his reputation as Lee Stafford the hairdresser.

In 1998 he won the award for Men’s British Hairdresser of the Year and in 2000 he opened his second salon in Soho. Since then, his career has gone from strength to strength, most recently winning the 2014 Hair Magazine Award for his Breaking Hair leave-in treatment!

Lee Stafford's Award-winning Leave-in Hair treatment
Lee Stafford’s Award-winning Leave-in Hair treatment


In 2002 he won his “ultimate accolade”, being named the ‘Most Influential Hairdresser of the Year’ which was incredible because it was voted by other professionals in the industry – the people who continue to inspire his work and push him into new directions.

Find him on Twitter and Facebook, or of course on LeeStafford.com and check out his interview during the April #StyleBattle winner’s photoshoot and see what inspired his look for the winners.

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Happy Birthday Victoria Beckham!

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Happy Birthday Victoria Beckham! Photo Credits: tumblr | pinterest | wordpress

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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Quick Fire Fashion Q&A with V V Brown

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Want to know a secret? Of course you do! OK, well……V V Brown will be hosting an exclusive event on Shopcade’s LFW Party Bus on 17th Feb and we have the inside scoop on the lady herself right here! Find out what’s in her Shopcade this season, the lowdown on her vintage business and who she’s championing @ LFW this season. 

Hey V V,  so spill…what’s in your Shopcade this season? Lots of my fave colours- white, yellow and silver.

How did you first come up with your trademark retro look? I don’t really have this look anymore. 2009 was when I released my first album and I was very much into retro fashion but with my new album Samson and Delilah (2013) and between 2010- present I have gradually moved onto loving fashion that is a little more minimalist and encompasses structure and an appreciation for design.

Tell us about www.vvvintage.com (it’s amazing by the way!) What made you want to set this up? We believe in sustainability and ethical fashion. We recycle fabrics and make items of clothing that are amazing but contribute towards an environmental cause.

Any emerging designers you’ve been particularly proud of finding and promoting on V V Vintage? Mary Benson. We are very big fans.

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Ones to Watch: Lottie Moss

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Photo Credit: Andrea Carter-Bowman | dangerbrave via Instagram

Kate Moss had better watch her back because none other than her little sister, Lottie Moss is after her fashion crown after landing a contact with Storm Model Management.

Coincidentally it’s the same one that manages Kate, so talk about keeping it in the family!

What’s all the fuss about we hear you say? Well, apart from the fact that she’s Kate’s half-sister, Lottie is a mini stunner in her own right and is sure to see the bookings flooding in.

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