10 Reasons To Be Glad It’s January

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You’re probably on your third coffee of the morning right now, desperately trying to make it through the day and the weather (it’s too cold/it’s raining/it’s windy- delete as appropriate) is the final straw, but don’t despair! Really, January rolling around is actually a good thing and here’s 10 reasons why…

1. The Sales: Those ponyskin slip-ons you‘ve had your eye on since September? Yeah, they’re now 50% off. Same goes for that parka coat, that peplum dress, those ripped jeans and checked skirt. Shop now, regret never.

2. Awards Season: Where all the beautiful people are constantly shoved in our faces 24/7 for two months. I have a point, stick with me. The glitz, the glamour, the totally unattainable dream of being Cumberbatch’s actual Cumberbitch for the night… yeah day dreaming is a TOTALLY healthy thing for January.

3. The Gym: Again, bear with me. You will be surrounded by like-minded people who are all about getting fit for summer, who all overindulged just as much as you, and probably look just a teeny bit worse than you too. Feel better? Knew you would.

4. New Season Trends: Sales are fab, but nothing says it’s nearly summer like new season drops. It may be a tad early for bikini and kaftan shopping, but, little summer dresses and sandals? Pah, you’d be a fool not to buy early and snap up all the best styles.

5. Dry January is for Losers: Making fun of all your friends on the wagon is one of the best things you can do in early 2015. Who on earth decides to ditch alcohol in the most stressful month? Only a crazy person, that’s who.

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10 things we learned from NYFW SS15

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Well, that’s it! New York Fashion Week is over for another season and we’re officially in mourning, because the SS15 collections were just out of this world. 

But hey, fashion month ain’t over- you’ve still got London then Milan waiting, so don’t fret about feeling cut short of your Spring ’15 outfit planning. Besides, in case you didn’t know, Fall is just around the corner and we’re super excited to slip into those booties, and keep ourselves warm and comfy with sweaters! Aren’t you? 

But let’s go back to #NYFW. From #StreetStyle and trend spotting, to celeb and FROW sightings, and of course, obsessing over your favorite designer’s collection, there’s always something interesting every season.

So we’ve got a list of things we’re obsessed with and then some other things that went straight in our Burn Book 😉

Here’s the 10 things we’ve learned from NYFW SS15…

1. Kendall Jenner er… “Kendall” was the “IT” model for NYFW

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Kendall is by far the most buzzed model for New York Fashion Week. Starting off with her first appearance at the Diane von Furstenburg show alongside Naomi Campbell and Candice Swanepoel, she has dominated the runway this season.

We spotted her next rocking a two-piece bikini at the Tommy Hilfiger, then she hit the runway for the Donna Karan presentation. Lastly, she made her second runway appearance for Marc Jacobs, which was a great way to end NYFW. She’s definitely doing the rounds in NYFW with appearances left, right and centre and we know this is just the beginning for her. You go, Kendall! 

2. Kudos to Fashion-Forward Thinking Designers

Every season, we’re always blown away by certain designers who think outside the box. Prabal Gurung & Creatures of the Wind expanded their offerings with a footwear collection, which debuted along with their Spring presentation. A great move for both designers, because a girl can never have too many shoes, right?

Then, Rebecca Minkoff had her audience wearing 3D glasses to see the final looks in her show, complete with models working her new wearable technology jewelry collection. Amazing!

3. Flowers and Pastels clearly spells out S-P-R-I-N-G

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Need we say more? These colors and patterns are trends that always have a direct relationship with Spring, but it’s the way how designers work around it each season which keep it fresh. BCBG MAX AZRIA, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Jeremy Scott added some spice and edge by focusing on specific floral patterns and pastel hues this Spring. Honestly, we feel like Spring is an endless garden party with their pieces, and we actually don’t mind at all.  (more…)

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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#ShopcadeHitsMBFW: Day 1 Highlights

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Fashion month has officially started! We’re so excited and anxious to see what’s in-store for us this Spring 2015!! As we kick off the fashion festivities in New York, Shopcade will be there to give you the latest updates and buzz straight from the runway, and the streets of the Big Apple! 

Day 1 is utter madness- everyone’s trying to catch a yellow cab in heels or trying to grab that cup of coffee to get a caffeine buzz that will hopefully last throughout the day!

As the day ends, all we can think about is; “Can spring come any sooner please?!”  Here’s some of our favorite runway looks from Day 1 of our #NYFW takeover!

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Words to Describe the Collection: Sheer Elegance, Pastel Wonderland, Breathtaking, Effortless Summer, Ethereal, Soft, Bold Femininity, Floaty, and Flawless.

Spring Colors Spotted: Delicate Whites, Cream, Pastels (Pink, Blue, Coral), Taupe/Beige, Ocean-inspired hues.

Spring Looks Spotted: Maxi Skirts, Ribbons, Tunics, Tiny Florals, Stripes, High Slits, Sheer Accents, Billowing Fabrics.

A-Lister’s Spotted on the front row: Celebs such as Jamie Chung, Shay Mitchell and Fashion Bloggers Aimee and Dani Song.

Buzz Buzz: BCBG Max Azria re-defined the power of social media by allowing its followers to shop its runway looks straight from their mobile phones!

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Words to Describe the Collection: Fun, Flirty, Furry, Beautiful, Surreal, Bold, Effortless Americana, A Cotton Candy Coach.

Spring Colors Spotted: Orange, Mint Green, Lilac, Ocean Blue, Pink, Tan, Yellow, Red.

Spring Looks Spotted: Leopard!!!, Leather, Fur, Platform Shoes, Platform Sliders (YES!), Pencil Skirts, Mini Skirts

Buzz Buzz: Coach designer, Stuart Vevers is picking up speed in his second season as creative director for the brand. No logo bags spotted or a sense of minimalism. It was a wild trip of color, texture and time” – Racked.com

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You Know You’re Officially A Fresher When…

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1. You get Freshers Flu. It’s like a right of passage! Dose up and solider on :)

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2. You discover what a Jager Bomb is! You try it, you hate it and you drink it repeatedly because it’s cheap.

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3. You still bring your washing home to your mum, because lets face it, some things never change.

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4. You make as many Facebook friends in the first month as possible and then swiftly spend the next few months figuring out how to block the weirdo now liking ALL your images.

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Which Festival Girl Are You?

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We’ve presented you with the ULTIMATE festival survival guide, shown you how to nail the celeb looks and now it’s time to have a bit of fun with a quiz! (Yes a quiz, it’s our new thing. Love it, embrace it and um, SHARE it ;))


Which Festival Girl Are You?

  • What is your festival essential?

  • Who wouldn’t you kick out of your tent if they came knocking?

  • What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in your tent?

  • Which celeb festival style would you most like to steal?

  • Pick your fave festival…

  • Where can we find you at a festival?

The ULTIMATE Festival Survival Guide!

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It’s officially festival season Shopcaders! As Glastonbury kicks off today and with Wireless, V, Reading and Lovebox all just around the corner, we thought we’d put together a little festival survival guide to get you through in style. Or at the very least, leave you looking half decent 😉

It’s all in the packing…

You have two options here:

A) Small backpack: We say small, because there have been those who show up with the world’s biggest backpacking bag. Pack light and don’t waste your money on a designer number because we guarantee it will be as muddy as you by the end.

B) Bumbag: Moschino have made them cool again, need we say more?

DO NOT take a suitcase… people will laugh at you.

Lookin’ good…

It goes without saying that you have to rock up at your festival of choice looking as cool as humanly possible. It also goes without saying that you won’t be washing for four days, so how can you keep up this stylish façade?

Face: Go glitter mad. Glitter covers everything and will officially replace your foundation for the duration. Not a fan of glitter? Then face paint and stickers are equally acceptable here. False lashes are not exactly essential, but they look pretty and will finish off your drag homage nicely 😉 If all else fails… buy a wig.

Hair: Thank god for dry shampoo, we’re sure you will agree. Blow dry your hair on the day of departure and wave goodbye to a brush for the best part of a week. Repeat after us… wake, spray, ruffle and style. Hair ties, hair chalk, headbands and this summer’s must have- floral crowns will make sure your hair stays looking fresh, even if the rest of you smells a bit funky.

Nails: Opt for nail wraps before you go and take a few spare sets to change it up to suit your mood.

Look: Wellies and a rain mac will see you through in style this festival season. Other than that, go for a super cool statement tee, denim cut offs, your shades of shame (they hide everything) and a sweat you can chuck on if it gets a bit chilly. Our biggest piece of advice here? KEEP IT SIMPLE.

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Shopcade Hits London Collections: Men SS15

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London Collections: Men SS15 happened earlier this week and Shopcade hit the Bloomsbury area of London to see what was going to be hot next year in Menswear!

Joseph Turvey

Renowned for using feminine fabrics to create upmarket sportswear, this season he has continued his experimentation of different fabrics and techniques, continuing to bring luxury to streetwear.  He hand painted silk and brushed cottons and created extra textural depth by quilting a fabric or adding huge sequin roundels or using feminine, iridescent fabrics to juxtapose masculine streetwear.

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Joseph Turvey SS15

 

Each model was painted with Japanese letters and imagery – a particular inspiration this season was Koi Karp – Joseph used hand drawn techniques to incorporate into his signature illustrations found on his silk ensembles.

Next Spring/Summer in the eyes of Joseph Turvey is bright, colourful and sophisticated, yet easy wearing.

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Which Disney Princess Are You?

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It’s one of the biggest films out right now and there is one reason why- Angelina Jolie is simply magnificent as Maleficent. Bad ass to the core, empowering with just the right about of Disney cheese thrown in; we’ve seen it five times and counting!

Billed as the back story to Sleeping Beauty (one of our fave films ever) Maleficent tells the tale of how the bad fairy became so er, bad.

Featuring the gorgeous Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora, with Vivienne Jolie-Pitt (yes, it really is who you think it is) playing the younger Aurora completing the ensemble cast, it really is a must see!

We’re soooo obsessed by it in fact, that we created a little quiz to find out which one of the fair princesses we’re most like. Would we be the Princess who owns a tiger, the stunning red headed mermaid, or the one who likes to hang out with the boys and loves rotten apples?!

Want to find out your Princess destiny? Then read on and take our fab quiz below. Don’t forget to share your results with your friends too! :)

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Meet Our Style Council Mag Editor: Kahmarl Gordon!

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Introducing Kahmarl Gordon, Editor-in-Chief of rising fashion and culture magazine WEARECOLLISION. His keen and fresh eye for fashion, graphics and all-around design is shared with a readership of 200,000 spread across seventeen countries worldwide!

His Background:

Kahmarl attended the famed BRIT School where he studied music and media studies, and later went on to work with some of music’s finest including Madonna, Rihanna, The Saturdays and many more, as well as a vocal producer for Columbia records. ​

About the magazine:

WeAreCollision welcomes its audience to a new way of thinking, one without limits where anything is attainable. This ethos links perfectly with Shopcade’s Style Battle which is all about giving our users the opportunity to attain something that they wouldn’t usually be able to – a fashion photoshoot!

Simply upload your look tagging #StyleBattle to the Shopcade ‘Looks’ feature on the app to be in with a chance of winning this opportunity! Share across all you social platforms to gain more likes, as the more likes you receive the more chance you have of being selected.

With Kahmarl’s fashion-forward thinking, he is an obvious choice to be on the judging panel, also known as The Style Council. We caught up with him at our Style Battle Brunch to hear what he’s looking for this month from the competition in the video below:

 

Love his look? Then shop it here!