Category Archives: FASHION

BLACKOUT BLACK FRIDAY

BLACK FRIDAY

Black Friday, one of the shopaholic’s favourite time of year; I love a good shopping session, some might say I’m a shopaholic, and I might agree with them depending on who’s saying it.  Even better when there’s a major discount involved!  Black Friday is the prelude to the January sales, some of the shops are even running discounts for 5 days!!

I was going to do a Black Friday guide for you all this week, listing the best discounts and offers available.  With that said, I feel I have to join the boycott of Black Friday and make a stand; why the boycott? A grand jury failed to indict the white police officer who shot and killed black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri  in August.

America’s 43 million black citizens will hold about $1.1 trillion in purchasing power by 2015, a Nielsen study said.  God knows what the rest of us around the world add to that.  This boycott is not limited to black people only, if you feel like the decision made by the grand jury was wrong – make a stand too! Use the hashtags on social media #blackoutblackfriday #notonedime

This is more important than a discount – black lives are being taken and justice is not being served!

NAOMI CAMPBELL DOES IT BEST

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Forever my icon, Naomi Campbell, is opening the Fashion for Relief pop up store in Westfield London to help raise awareness on the spread of Ebola.  The store will open to the public in The Village on 28th November for one week only as part of Westfield’s big shopping weekend.

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GOT TO GIVE IT UP FOR EDWARD ENNINFUL

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Round of applause please…the British Fashion Council are honouring a huge inspirational figure at this year’s ceremony.  A person that kickstarted their career at the age of 18, making him the youngest ever Fashion Editor!  Give it up for Edward Enninful who will receive the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.  Honoured for his monumental contribution to the global fashion industry.

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BRUNO MARS’ OUTFIT THO!

 

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Watched this video a few times over the weekend, I cannot get enough of Bruno Mars’ outfit and swag! Watch the video and shop the outfit after the jump!

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FD LOVES: GERRY WEBER

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Gerry Weber have dropped the lookbook for the latest collection which shot on a Manhattan rooftop by Brian Adams.  The new collection features midnight blues and leather combined with hints of sparkles to give a raw city vibe while pastel tones and denim provide a more relaxed feel for the glamourous, cool cosmopolitan woman aka ME!

Gerry Weber prices range from £55 for a top to £220 for a coat, available to buy online at www.gerryweber.com.

I have a long list of pieces I’m coveting! See more after the jump!

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STYLE CRUSH: SOLANGE KNOWLES

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This week’s Style Crush is non other than Solange Knowles! The princess of prints and champion of the natural hair styles.

The moment Solange stopped trying to fit in, stopped tyring to look like everybody else, and decided to be herself, get in her own lane – there was a shift.  She became her own person, and everybody started to look at her differently – not just as Beyoncé’s younger sister, but as Solange, the style icon.

It goes back to what i was saying here, don’t try to be someone you’re not just to get people to like you.  

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TUESDAY SHOESDAY: SUPER CHIC SNEAKERS

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I’m getting so used to wearing flats, I’m loosing my heel skills. No lie! Haven’t you noticed all of my Tuesday Shoesday posts have been easy to wear footwear? Believe it!! So this week’s round up is a gang of super chic sneakers!

See the edit after the jump.

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MODEL CRUSH: MARIA BORGES

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This week’s Model Crush is Maria Borges; the Angolan born 5’11” model who names Riccardo Tisci, James Scully, and Katie Grand as her honorary Godparents.  Maria was discovered when she placed second in the Elite Model Look Angola 2010 and was promptly signed to Supreme Management in New York.  A moth later she was right in the thick of Fashion Week, booking 17 shows in her first season!

The model, famously know for her legs, has walked for Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Dior, and exclusively for Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy for 2 seasons!

Borges has posed semi nude for none other that Carine Roitfeld in CR Fashion Book (styled by Shiona Turini), featured on the cover of Vogue magazine, and has claimed her wings as a Victoria’s Secret angel.

The model is in no doubt about to claim that “super” status, but for now she is taking her career step by step.

See more of why I’m crushing after the jump.

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BLOGGER CRUSH: THE HAUTE PURSUIT

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I have been obsessed with Vanessa Hong’s style since I first saw her blog, The Haute Pursuit, about 3 or 4 years ago.  Vanessa effortlessly mixes casual and sportswear pieces with high fashion, and has perfected this style to a fault.  Whether fully clothed or baring skin, her images are always sexy, outfits always flawless, and attitude 100% haute.

If you haven’t seen it already, check out her blog here.

See more of why I love Vanessa’s style after the jump!

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7 SECRETS TO PERFECT YOUR WINTER LOOK

PERFECT YOUR WINTER LOOK

Fedora hats, dark lips and glitzy nails have been named as the top winter looks of the year.  The experts at online hair and beauty retailer Hairtrade.com have shared their seven favourite things to perfect your winter look as we venture into the colder months.

“Winter is just around the corner and there are some gorgeous looks this year which are really easy to achieve.  Dark lips are making a bold return once again, burgundy and taupe lip colours always make a statement.  It’s great that we also have so many celebrity women sporting autumnal make-up and hair styles who we can look to for inspiration.”

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TRUE ROCKS OPENING POP UP AT BOXPARK FOR ONE WEEK ONLY!

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One of my favourite jewellery brands, True Rocks, are opening the ultimate pop up shop at BoxPark in Shoreditch for one week only!  From Monday 24th – Sunday 30th November you’ll find classic True Rocks jewellery and other goodies, including original prints from Gavin Turk.

Plus….Ibiza Rocks will be bringing their Balearic magic to Shoreditch on Thursday 27th November to celebrate the Pop Up shop with a one-off event from 6pm-9pm with live music from The Bullet Proof Bomb and Dextric..free entry.

Someone pick me up that Rich Tea Necklace and maybe a pill or two!!

AMAZON TEAM UP WITH SOLANGE AZAGURY-PARTRIDGE TO DESIGNE EXCLUSIVE NECKLACES

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Amazon has partnered with London-based jewellery designer, Solange Azagury-Partridge, for an exclusive collection of silver necklaces for Christmas, named as ‘The Talisman Collection’.

The collection comprises five necklaces, each with a hand painted pendant of an iconic Solange design – ‘lips’, ‘eye’, ‘sun’, ‘heart’ and ‘rainbow’ on an oxidised silver chain.  The limited edition pieces are available at the Amazon Jewellery Boutique, amazon.co.uk/solange, priced at £480 each.

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STYLE CRUSH: SHIONA TURINI

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Let’s reminisce for a quick sec – I remember when I first saw Shiona Turini, it was my first venture to New York Fashion Week, meandering around Lincoln Centre I double take.  A stunning woman in a bright blue suit catches my eye; and the hair, yes the hair was laid!  I didn’t know who she was, only that she looked amazing, I asked to take her picture, she obliged and on top of that she was absolutely lovely.

I later find out that she is big in the game, a major player that I hadn’t yet heard about.  At the time Shiona Turini was Teen Vogue’s Accessories Director; since then the stylista has worked as Fashion Market and Beauty Director for CR Fashion Book, and is now the Fashion Market Director at Cosmo – I mean, who better!

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