Tuesday, 02 February 2016 14:01

Chic Palazzo Pants

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Much like a maxi skirt a palazzo pants are incredibly comfortable with their super wide leg, loose and flowing fit. Palazzo pants are amazing because they’re so incredibly comfortable. The soft fabric can make you look dressy and feminine and are very figure flattering.

We have seen a great comeback of this popular fashion piece and with the right styling, they can work for all weathers and occasions.

Here are some of my favorite palazzo pants looks.

Simple tops like a silk camisole, crop tops, bandeau tops or even tank tops always look good when paired with a high-waisted palazzo pants. You can chic it up with a smart casual blazer or jacket.

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When you are wearing a palazzo to a more formal event pair it with neutral shades of white, black, ivory, cream and gray as it looks more elegant and sophisticated.

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Pair tops of the same shade to create an illusion of wearing a jumpsuit.

For a more work wear look pair with a tuck in a button-down shirt with a belt. Lace or sheer tops are great to balance a conservative look making it femininely sexy.

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On cooler day’s pair it with a chunky knit, trench coat or structured jacket. Just make sure that the hemlines of your outerwear falls to the slimmest part of your palazzo trousers, as this will create a more proportioned look.

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For a more fun look go for a bold or patterned palazzo pants

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Pair it with stripes for a chic easy going look

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As palazzo pants are so wide pair it with a crop top to give you some shape.

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Published in Lizelle Joseph
Thursday, 28 January 2016 10:42

Willow Smith the new face of Stance Socks

After posing for Marc Jacobs campaign last year Willow Smith is now the face of trendy American sock company Stance Socks.

The talented teen will also be collaborating on a capsule collection of nine unique colourful, patterned which will be released later this year

Stance Socks who previously worked with Rhianna announced the collaboration on its website.

'Singer, actress, dancer and Entrepreneur, there’s simply no box large enough to contain the force that is Willow. With a confidence and sense of style that feels at once unfathomably fresh and yet well beyond her years, she has a self-possessing originality that makes it feel futile to even mention her age because she transcends it.'

'We’d call Willow Smith the ultimate provocateur of artistic expression, but even a label like that feels a little too finite for someone so impossible to define.'

None of young star's sock designs are simple - or meant to be hidden inside shoes, for that matter.

Go Willow!!

Published in News
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 18:46

Wardrobe Staples For 2016

Whether it's the oversized boy-cut blazer; a tassel-embellished accessory; or the block-heels sandals, retro fashion has made a come-back and is here to stay!

Comfort and style - what's not to love?

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Handmade Wool Coat & Mule Sandals - Zara
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What new season pieces are you adding to your wardrobe?

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Published in Keji Ewuosho
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 09:51

Hello Yellow

Let’s face it guys when we wake up its dark. When we leave work its dark, its overcast, it’s rainy and even though spring is on the horizon its not here yet. We need to take things in to our own hands!

Brighten up your wardrobe with the most cheerful colour in the rainbow Canary, lemon, citron, and marigold. I’m talking about yellow baby already spotted in the SS16 catwalks shows of Burberry and Christopher Kane this trend is going to be major this summer so why not get a head start.

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Whether you colour block or just opt for a pop this colour will defiantly brighten up your day.

Published in Lee-Anne Weise
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 11:23

Floral Fantastic

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Floral prints, are a classic pattern and a stable in so many of our wardrobes. And as in nature it heralds the coming of Spring when flowers are in bloom and our senses are tantalise with beautiful smells and colour. So this coming Spring season whether it is daisies or roses make your floral tribute a memorable one!!
Flower designs range from dainty and delicate to big and bold, each kind carrying its own personality and character. Choose a pattern that works with your personal taste and style.

Do not pile on accessories when wearing striking prints as you want the print to shine.

Smaller and dainty prints can bring a feminine and romantic touch to a day or evening look.

If you want to make a statement then choose pieces with larger flowers, bright colors, vibrant designs and eye-catching details.

For a slimming effect opt for dresses with flowers going down the center as this will draw the eye in, creating a slimming illusion.

Floral prints typically come in multiple colors, giving you plenty of styling possibilities. So when pairing items, wear clothing in coordinating colors to create a cohesive look. This also gives you the option of creating different looks with just one item. So pay attention to the pattern's colors, and choose one or two, then work around it when pairing items.

Floral prints also look good with solid neutral shades. These colors include black, white, gray, taupe, ivory and beige. Pairing with neutrals are great if pairing with solid colors are too daunting for you and also if you do not want to pair pieces with any of the colors found in the actual print.

It is also easier to pair floral prints with neutrals, when you are not sure what to wear, but would like to add florals to your ensemble.

Floral accessories can add instant style and are one the simplest and easiest ways to introduce prints/ patterns to your wardrobe. Even just one accessory is enough to brighten up an otherwise plain outfit.

Larger items such as tote bags, hats and scarves can add major color to a look. Jewelry and belts brings a light dose of floral fun to any day look. So invest in a few flower patterned accessories, because you will never know when your outfit will need a little extra floral lift.

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Published in Lizelle Joseph
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 11:30

Metamorph Quriky Couture

"Metamorph Quriky Couture are the creators of head turning fashion accessories that will take your unique style to the next level. Metamorph takes a stand against boring clothing, conformity, and mass production. It is where Nordic cool meets smoking hot. Where the old ways of production meet cutting edge dark & Avant-garde innovation!

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Published in Designers
Thursday, 07 January 2016 10:27

California Dreaming Primark SS16

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Sunny laid back days with clear blue skies and bright yellow sunshine !!, that is where Camp California will take you. The collection conjures the spirit of the 70’s with retro inspired denim pieces and worn fabrics to create a casual look. Everything and more that you will need for SS16. Take a peek and start dreaming of those lazy summer day and feeling the sun on your skin!!

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Cut off- ripped relaxed denims shorts for those easy going days

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Minimalist summer separates in classic shapes

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Afro loving vintage 70’s style with logo t-shirts and flare denims

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Stay cool in casual denim dresses

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A-line skirts and lots of indigo denim

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Published in Lizelle Joseph
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 18:25

Pantone Colours of 2016

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The 2016 Pantone colors are Rose Quartz and Serenity a soft mix of baby pink and baby blue.
Rose Quartz with its gentle tone conveying compassion and a sense of composure.

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Serenity with its calming effect and sense of relaxation. Reminding us to always be mindful and in a constant state of happiness.

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The secret to wearing Pantone 2016’s colors is to pair items to make up your own combination of the solid tones, rather than trying to find items with both of these shades in it. This does not mean that, you have to find one piece with both of these colors in it, instead try to mix and match items to create the same effect.

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Pair with tailored silhouettes and rich textures to counter balance the delicate hues of sugary sweetness. Fabrics like silk make these two tones look really sophisticated.

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Published in Lizelle Joseph
Thursday, 31 December 2015 14:11

2016 The Year To Be The Best Me

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January 2016, the first month of a new year, exciting, daunting and freaking amazing because we get a do over. A blank slate to never ever again make the same fashion mistakes, to not buy that shade of foundation, lipstick or eyeshadow because it simply did not bring out the best in us. You will, like every other year, decide to live and be better. But this year you are going to stick to it, because you have finally learned that in order to be better, you need to let go and avoid the mistakes of last year.

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So what are you going to do this new year;

You are going to love yourself more

You are going to stop focusing on how you look and stop comparing your beauty to those around you

You are going to get to know and understand your body shape

You are going to wear colors that suits your skin tone and brings out the best in you

You will pamper yourself at least once a week and this will include manicures, pedicures and a facial

You will watch what you eat and drink because what you put into your body usually shows on the outside

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Published in Lizelle Joseph
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 10:44

How couture came to the races

Although many of the world's top fashion shows can provide an fascinating introduction to the next season's styles, for many who are interested to see what the latest range of cutting-edge designs look like in real life, there's no better way than by simply visiting the races.

Horse racing has enjoyed a long and close relationship with the aristocracy in many countries, and because of this many top couture houses have sought to use these spectacular occasions to unveil their latest creations.

So here's a look at how high-end fashion has managed to gain access to the racing world and provide an extra dose of entertainment alongside the betting options and of course the racing itself.

Ladies Days

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The introduction of ladies days as the pinnacle of fashion for many racing events has been greatly enjoyed by spectators, attendees and of course the press who relish the opportunity to comment upon the fashion successes and mistakes of the many celebrities who flock to the event.

Because of the huge amount of attention that many race-going celebrities attract, there's a great deal of competitiveness amongst many of the high-end designers to get such celebrities to wear their latest creations.

Although many of the prestigious events attract aristocratic celebrities such as Zara Phillips, it's invariably the fashion faux-pas of some of the more alcoholically-enhanced racegoers that attracts the greatest amount of press derision.

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In order to not attract the wrath of the fashion police, it's always a good idea to take a few tips from some of the top designers in the country. So we asked Denise Mahmud from the London-based brand Moixa who specialise in beautifully-crafted and trend-resistant clothing her thoughts and advice on fashion at the races.

Why do you think horse racing events have become such an important part of the fashion calendar?

Considered a formal social event, horse racing has had close ties to fashion for decades. Since the early 1900s the races have been a place to see and show off new fashion trends.

If you had to design an outfit for the races, how would you get around the restrictions over dress codes in regards to hem lengths?

I designed outfits for the races every year. I try to help my clients understand that lady-like doesn't have to mean boring. Instead of working around the restrictions, I try and make them a feature that reflects the client's personality and style.

Do you approve of the rise of fascinators?

Personally, I'm not a fan of fascinators. They're like an Alice Band gone wrong.

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Denise Mahmud's advice regarding dress codes is of key importance when considering fashion at the races. Many of racing's key social events such as Royal Ascot will frequently implement restrictive codes of dress for different areas of the racecourse and as such, it's always a good idea to check with the race course's website before attending.

The subject of fascinators is particularly sensitive in the world of racing, as many particularly outrageous designs have led to top racing events such as Royal Ascot banning the offensive headwear.

However, much as betting is part of the fun of Ladies Day thanks to sites like Betway who have a handy new mobile betting feature on their website, it's always important to remember to embrace the style challenges with a degree of fun and enthusiasm.

Fashion Solutions

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Whilst it can be tempting to try and adapt some of the latest designs from the couture houses into your look for the races, keeping your hemlines traditional and perhaps embracing some exciting new colours and textures could be a better way to approach this fashion dilemma.

Online boutiques such as Little Black Dress have provided a good selection of race-day dresses that capture a degree of sophistication thanks to some sharp 1960s cuts, whilst the subtle use of feminine floral imagery softens the look to make it perfect for the coming of spring.

As the many of the racing world's top events such as the Cheltenham Gold Cup tend to take place in the colder months of the year, it's always a good idea to try and layer up too. On-trend textures such as coloured suede can provide all of us with a stylish look that will keep us warm when we're out at the track all day. And if you're feeling particularly countrified, then you can always pay a fashion tribute to horse-racing's country origins by adopting a tweed look in the form of a sharply-fitting blazer.

So whether you're sipping champagne in a chic A-line dress in the executive box, or cheering on one of the favourites in the race in your warmest winter jacket, make sure that you have fun with your look and celebrate your betting at the races with the very best in British fashion.

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