Christmas Bloggers Special: Marta Pozzan talks about her love of Miu Miu, fashion must-haves this season and living the stylish life in L.A.

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Los Angeles-based Italian fashion blogger and actress Marta Pozzan talks to Shopcade about her love for anything Miu Miu, modeling, her friend Jaime King, and – you guessed it – Christmas shopping! Fashion aficionados, feel free to take notes!

Hi Marta! Thanks for joining us for our Christmas special! What has been the best present you have received? And the one you would rather forget about?

The best present I’ve ever received was a military green Miu Miu coat. I love Miu Miu; it’s my favorite brand ever, so that gift was awesome. The ones that I’d rather forget are mainly earrings or bracelets I get gifted by people I’m not very close to, so they don’t really know my style or taste and I just end up never wearing them.

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

Yes, indeed. A white furry coat by Topshop I’m so obsessed with! Oversized furry coats are such a must-have this season.

Which film puts you in the spirit of Christmas?

“The Nightmare Before Christmas.” I know it’s a bit creepy but I used to love it as a kid.

What is the one thing that you can’t have enough of during Christmas? On the contrary, what is the one thing that you absolutely can’t stand anymore?

I think Christmas is such a good occasion indulge my sweet tooth; eating all sorts of candies or holiday desserts is just the nicest thing that could happen during Christmas. On the other hand, I’m really bored with all the Christmas decorations like lights and trees, they’re just always the same every year and unless they have an innovative design, I don’t really get impressed anymore.

Dolce & Gabbana were the designers behind the famous Claridge’s Christmas tree in London. Who would you choose to design it and why?

Maison Martin Margiela. We need a Christmas tree that is not so Christmassy for once, but that’s more a piece of art and they’d be perfect for that.

What type of Christmas tree would you be?

All white and clear, made out of glass with milky white lights.

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Lists We Love: Faux Fur

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In the second of our curator specials, Yuen Lim gives us the lowdown on faux fur this season. With celebs like Fearne Cotton channeling this trend, we reckon it’s here to stay.

Over to you, Yuen…

 

Put aside that coat or jacket – faux fur is a trend that is taking the winter season by storm. What I love about this trend is that it makes a statement on its own and keeps you warm – what more can you want?!

Either go subtle with hints of faux fur on your outer wear, or go all out with whole faux fur gilets or vests. The best part about this trend is that you can simply throw it on for a luxurious, couture look without trying very hard at all. That’s your lazy day sorted! Oh and, no animals were harmed in the process 😉

Whilst creating my Faux Fur list on Shopcade, I was thinking about ways to incorporate something unique into my wardrobe or closet that is still season appropriate. Of course, the perfect addition was something that is out of the ordinary, puts you as the center of attention and most importantly, prevents you from getting frostbite.

With the faux fur trend, it may not seem like it, but it is in actual fact, super versatile. You can style it two ways – either keep it simple and minimal for a casual outing, or as a cover up over a glittery, glamorous party dress.

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We’ve launched our new iPhone and Android Shopcade app!

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So, we have super exciting news! Drum roll please… we have just launched our new Shopcade app for Android and updated app for iOS 7 just in time for Christmas! We’re good to you, we really are.

Where else would you find so much in one place? There’s over 150,000 brands for you to want, shop and share products you love, plus a daily trending feed which displays an array of the most popular products (and celebs…) on Shopcade.

Best of all we’ll send you personalized alerts when products you want go on deal, so you never miss out on the stuff you love.

Browse through millions of products, want them there and then, save to a list for later or shop direct on the go – the choice is yours.

Looking for something specific? No probs! Browse our categories of brands and products to track down that must-have item now.

Want to personalize your Shopcade a bit more? Well then let us know what’s going on in your world. Share with us your blog, look book and thoughts. It’s all about you!

Follow cool people to build your fashion network, check out other trendsetters to get great style inspo and try out new trending looks when you want.

And that’s not all.. have you checked out our hot new Shopcade logo? We’ve gone all sleek and stylish with an online re-brand which matches our magenta logo on mobile.

In fact we’ve gone magenta crazy here @Shopcade; our deals logo has been updated too, so we are officially in the pink!

So, what are you waiting for?! Download Shopcade now to start getting your daily fashion fix of trends and deals. We apologize in advance to your bank manager 😉

Got an iPhone? Download the Shopcade app from the App Store here, or if you’re on Android, check it out on Google Play here

Want to see a sneaky preview of our new app features? Well have a little looksy below!

 

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3 StyleList-ers Talk Xmas Outfits, Winter Trends, and Holiday Gifts High on Their Lists with Shopcade

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Continuing our Christmas special, we talk with the team behind AOL’s fashion destination, StyleList. Logan, Ellen, and Alexander give us their take on what to wear to Christmas dinner with the fam, fave winter trends, and the three items they hope end up in their stockings (despite the cost). 

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Our #GiftThis Countdown to Xmas. Make A List to Win!

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For the past few weeks we’ve been pitting our #GiftThis lists against each other to help shoppers pick the perfect presents for their hardest to buy for giftees – boyfriends, BFFs, and Secret Santa’s alike. With those under our belt (and tree) we’ve decide to pass the torch onto our community.

Now it’s your turn to make the lists. Show us the gifts you’ll be giving this year and you can win one of three A-MAAAA-ZING prizes.

All you have to do to win is 1) create a holiday gift list. Include anything from gifts for granny to the designer bag you’re lusting after. Once it’s filled with all your fave products, 2) tweet your list to @Shopcade using the hashtags – #GiftThis and #shopcade. Don’t have a Twitter account? Enter via email by sending your list to competition@shopcade.com with the subject line “Holiday 2013 Mission”. Once it’s up, feel free to promote, retweet, and 3) keep your fingers crossed until December 18th, the day we will be calling a winner.

The three best lists have a chance to win a $115 voucher to Boticca (3rd prize), $150 voucher to Perfumania (2nd prize), or a grand prize worth $300.

HURRY UP and enter! It’s the countdown to Xmas. After all, there are only 17, 16, 15…days left.

Lists We Love: Electric Embellishment

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nataliecornerTrendsetter and Shopcade Curator, @NatalieCorner gives us an insight into her Electric Embellishment list and how she plans to work the look this season.

Over to you, Nat…

What I love about this trend is there are no rules. When it comes to embellishment; you can go big and glitzy or small and delicate.

Gone are the days when you reserved your best sequin top to go with your best skirt for your big night out. Nope, these days a sprinkle of those sequin charms goes fantastically with a soft knit to bring the tone down for work, or that perfect blazer to smarten you up but to keep you from bedazzling clients too much.

Add a smattering of beads for your day-to-day wardrobe, and that extra sparkle on your clothes will make you feel a million dollars inside. Ramp up the jewels on your big night and glisten like a Hollywood star on the red carpet, it’s all about how the glitz and glamour makes you feel.

When it came to making my Electric Embellishment list for Shopcade, I was inspired not just by the Christmas party season fast approaching but also the different ways in which I could inject a little glitter in to my normal wardrobe.

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I’m not necessarily someone who likes to pile on the sequins head to toe but by pairing one embellished piece like this Cross Front Embellished Bralet from Topshop, with a different texture like these Velvet Suit Trousers from Mango and topping it off with these amazing Gold Leather High Heels from Office, would make me feel electric at a party!

Or for something a little more understated? These ASOS Slippers with a bejewelled heel would work perfectly with this cute Grey Jewel Flower Crop top from New Look a touch of structure with a Contrast Lapel Blazer from ASOS and a pair of jeans from my Denim Delight list.

The best thing about creating Shopcade lists, is that once you have all your lists you can mix and match trends to create a brand new one, or just become more individual and unique when you’re putting a look together.

And of course you have a record of everything you’ve ever wanted and you can keep coming back and adding more, there’s no limit – well maybe only my bank balance… 😉

 





 

Party Shoes Under £30: Boot Camp vs. Dancing Queen

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# 11 Mistle-Toes under £30: Boot Camp vs. Dancing Queen

And the winner is…. Boot Camp!

The Voting is now CLOSED. We’ll announce the winner of a £50 giftcard from Office soon, so stay tuned!

Still unsure whether you want to join the boot camp this Christmas, or dance up a storm in high heels? Well, let us give you a helping hand with our quirky and original musings(!) on the final round of lists that went under the spotlight…

Boot Camp: We all like to keep our tootsies warm at this time of year- blue feet are NOT a good look. With all the cute shoe, ankle, knee high and OTK boot options for the party season this year, there is no excuse for not putting your best foot forward and joining the boot camp this Christmas.

Dancing Queen: Christmas is a time to let you hair down and dance up a storm in stupidly high, beautiful and in all likelihood, painful heels. Why would you take the safe option, when you could go for gold with this gorge selection of courts, peeptoes and strappy sandals? Follow this list and you’ll be a dancing queen all night long!

Not sure what our campaign is about?

We have officially kicked off the festive season in style with our Christmas. Sorted. Campaign- your one stop shop for gift inspiration this Christmas.

If that wasn’t enough, we’re giving you the chance to win a £200 shopping spree just by sharing your Christmas Wish List with us… what could be easier? Check it out here!

 

The Goss: Victoria Beckham edits French Vogue

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Victoria Beckham guest edits French Vogue: Is there nothing this woman can’t do?! Seriously we love VB massive amounts at the moment and here’s why… married to the most beautiful man on the planet, has four impossibly well behaved children, creator of a stunning fashion line which has won every award going, and now, well guest editor and chief of French Vogue. The impossibly talented Mrs B worked with magazine’s editor Emmanuelle Alt to create photo shoots featuring her and David, plus cool interviews. Snap up your copy pronto!

Julien Macdonald confirms for London Fashion Weekend: Julien Macdonald has been confirmed for the designer catwalk show schedule as part of the London Fashion Weekend. The fab designer (he of the naked side dresses worn by Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding and Abbey Clancy) will show his stunner of a collection on Saturday 22nd February. Tickets can be bought now to see the AMAZING SS14 range at both 2pm and 6pm. Better be quick, they won’t be around for long!

Cath Kidston comes to Piccadilly: How exciting! Queen of the kitsch rose print is opening a new store in Piccadilly this week! We know, exciting right?! We’re loving her Christmas jumpers,accessories and hot water bottles this festive season, so we’ll certainly be stocking up on these by the bucket load. The first 180 people in the queue for today’s opening will receive a surprise gift card, so start planning your queuing tactic now!

We Heart snowy fashion: It’s December, which means we are hoping and praying for snow. We mean, what is prettier than a snowy wonderland at Christmas? Nothing! Hence why we are loving some cosy snow fashion. Check out this list full of winter warmers here!

blog.image-bubble-daily.goss.2-031213-ukFashion Ed’s pick of the day: It’s time to turn your attention to beauty this festive season… unpolished nails simply won’t do! We love this Nars limited edition arabesque nail polish from House of Fraser, which is understated enough for you to wear to death over Christmas, but won’t look out of place on your nails come 2nd Jan.

Christmas Blogger Special: Wendy Gilmour talks top trends for winter with Shopcade

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Wendy Gilmour, the fashion blogger behind ThankFiFi talks top trends for winter, her fave celeb style and why she’s glad plaid is back in fashion this season…

Happy Holidays! Do you have an ‘it’ fashion item that you are planning to wear for this year?
I just got a pink coat – a huge cliché obviously, but I’m in love!

OK, let’s talk about presents. What has been the best present you have received? And the one you would rather forget about?
Without a doubt Mr K, my puppy, was the best present EVER. Think I’d rather forget about the garlic grater my mother-in-law gave me a few years ago – it was a beautifully hand-painted grater dish… but I’m allergic to garlic.

What would be your dream holiday destination? Would you prefer Santa’s village or someplace warm and sunny?
Skiing in the snow every time! I got married in Chamonix, France, four winters ago, skiing with all my friends and family – plenty of fresh air, snow, sun, mulled wine, cheese and great memories.

Dolce & Gabbana were the designers behind the famous Claridge’s Christmas tree. Who would you choose to design it and why?
Myself, obviously!

What type of Christmas tree would you be?
A real pine tree. Definitely because of the smell and I’m a sucker for the classics: plenty of gold and red, but I’d throw in a bit of crazy fun, maybe some clashing hot pink? I’d stick to baubles though and plenty of lights; no tinsel, thank you!

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Shopcade teams up with Cosmopolitan, Company & Glam UK!

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Christmas has come early… Shopcade has teamed up with Cosmopolitan, Company & Glam UK to give you the opportunity to win some amazing fashion prizes this festive season.

Each day, kicking off on December 1st you could be in with the chance of winning a new product that we feature on Cosmopolitan & Glam UK’s websites.

We’ll pick a winner at random every day and let you know there and then, so you can do a little celebratory jig and brag to your friends and other less fortunate people who haven’t yet discovered our awesome competitions.

We’ve raided Santa’s grotto for the best festive fashion picks, cool accessories and the hottest killer heels around, so trust us, these festive comps are something you REALLY want to be a part of.

Keep posted for a new pick coming every day and we could really make your Xmas that little bit more special… should you be the chosen one. It could be YOU…!

Check out the full Terms & Conditions here (it’s a dull read we grant you, but pretty please check them out anyway) and get cracking now!

Get a sneak peak of the products you may be able to get your hands on!