Wednesday, 03 June 2015 10:25

Summer Basics: The bodycon dress

The bodycon or body conscious dress is probably one of summer’s most basic pieces. Comes in a variety of colours, from mini to midi. Easy and versatile to wear paired with sneakers or sandals for a casual look and heels for a dressed up look. The bodycon makes a statement on its own so keep accessories to a minimal

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Add a jacket, or loose fitting shirt or a loose-fitting cardigan if you are feeling self-conscious

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This is a figure hugging pieces so if you are a full figured women, go for something with a bit of stretch, that accentuates your curves like this envelope hemline and plunging V-neckline style. A dark colour is always good if you are a bit body-shy as it creates a long, lean and vertical line giving the impression of a slimmer figure. A panelled design with black or navy panels create the illusion of a smaller waist. Shapewear is also a good idea to hide any lumps and bumps.

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Friday, 22 May 2015 16:31

SUMMER STYLIN’

With summer fast approaching there is an influx of special occasions to dress up for, from the races to weddings to hen parties. We all get excited for an excuse to get our glad rags on and get all dolled up to have fun with friends and loved ones. But before you go weaving in and out of the rails searching endlessly for that perfect outfit, here's some inspiration to get you started.

 

 

 

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So if you want to go for a fresh summer look, a monochrome dress is a great choice. Whether it's a print or plain, it'll look great against your (hopefully) sun kissed skin, and leaves you open to glam it up with bright accessories. The cut of the first dress is flawless with its open sides and high neck, the perfect balance of sophisticated yet sexy. The marble swirled print dress is very flattering with its layered waist and asymmetric design. For an event like the races or a wedding opt for a more delicate sandal style shoe. If you feel daring enough, the pure white dress is simple yet stunning and a great option in the hot weather. Monochrome floral prints are gorgeous, look bang on trend this season wearing them in a dipped hem or Bardot style.

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Of course bright and bold prints are always something you want to wear when the sun comes out, expressing that fabulous feeling the good weather brings. Busy florals are a popular option, as are graphic geometrics. The halter neck style daisy dress with skater skirt is great for a fun and feminine look. The A-line dress with geometric patterns is a fabulous look for those who prefer to wear something a little less figure hugging but still flattering. Feel like a hippy princess in the washed out floral stripe maxi dress. A little less bold, the spring green dress with scattered floral print is the picture of elegance with its high neck and midi length. Make the most of high neck style dresses with a classy updo.

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NUDES AND PALES

Dresses in more subtle tones can be just as striking as bold and vibrant hues. There is beauty in simplicity, and with a natural makeup palette and some classy accessories, you can guarantee an elegant and feminine look. From the draped pale pink style above, to the sweet powder blue ensemble with pretty capped sleeves, to the embellished peach beauty, the selection above will suit various shapes and tastes.

Happy shopping!!

By Sarah Mac Crossan

Published in Blog
Monday, 18 May 2015 15:31

Balmain and H&M Collaboration

News broke last night that H&M's newest designer collaboration will be with none other than the French fashion house Balmain.

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Last night hints of a possible collaboration was made via the twitter pages of Rousteing and his famous friends, in the form of a selfie posted by Kendal Jenner with Rousteing and model Jourdan Dunn at the Billboard Awards with a caption reading "We have some news" and links to Balmain and H&M.

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The collection will feature men and women's wear and is expected to hit the stores on the 5th November 2015 in around 250 stores worldwide and online.

Hopefully the collection will have all the high end edgy sophistication of Balmain with a more affordable price tag.

I suggest Balmain fans set there alarm clocks as this collection is likely to sell out quickly

Are you ready for the #HMBALMAINATION?

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Thursday, 14 May 2015 16:52

Daz Dazzling White

Crisps, clean and fresh whites are a summer must, showing off radiant sunkissed skin. This season get ready to wear white from head to toe as seen on the runway's

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Before setting out to the shops makes sure that you choose the right white for you skin tone

Cool skin tones bright white works well with your skin tone. Pair your look with silver accessories.

Ebony/dark skin tones, white shines against your skin paired with either silver or gold accessories.

Warm skin tones cream or ivory white's sets off your complexion beautifully

The right underwear

Be careful of white underwear as it can be quite visible under white fabric. Skin-toned underwear will make sure that noting peeks out drawing the eye away from what you really want to show off, your beautiful face.

For the office

Keep cool and look chic in a sparkling white sheath dress and nude pumps, setting it off with gold accessories. Keep your make-up natural with a bright popping lip, taking you from work to after- work cocktials. Keep that summer fresh feeling, by spritzing your body with the Vanilla body mist (from the Body Shop) and keep your tan glowing with the Shea Beautifying Oil for all day hydration and shimmer.

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White for the fuller figure

Avoid clingy fabrics rather opt for dresses that billow, flounce or flow but still gives you shape. Stand out in a classic A-line silhouette, this faux wrap dress is perfect, defining your waistline for a white hot summer's lunch date.

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Weekend White-Out

A simple white and black look, with the delicate chiffon, taking your look from late lunch to dancing all night long.

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Street Style

Overalls are back, this trend was huge during the 1980 to the 1990. Stay on trend and comfortable with this white on white denim overall look. Go wild with an animal print clutch and sexy aviators and an all-white pedicure.

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Texture

Adding pattern and texture make it just that much more interesting. Top your look off with natural make-up and a sun-kissed glow

This Lace look screams beach holiday and fun in the sun showing off beautiful tanned skin.

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Flowy Lace trim perfect for a hot a summer's day paired with espadrilles and jewel tattoos.

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Accessories

White is a acts like a canvas, so keep your accessories simple

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High street fashion giant H&M announces the arrival of their new range of beauty products.

Fashion is at the heart of the range with an ever-evolving make-up selection that focuses on seasonal looks, ideas and colours.

The products will be available this autumn in over 900 stores worldwide and online at hm.com.

The launch comes at a time when make-up is more important than ever for personal style, whether the look is natural, classic or fashion-forward.

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"We are very excited to have 'fashion for the face' on offer at H&M. It's an opportunity to be inventive, creative and to have fun with colours", says Sara Wallander, concept designer at H&M Beauty.

There will be over 700 beautifully packaged make-up products in the range, which will replace the existing beauty products at H&M, will also include two subsidiary collections: a premium beauty line and a conscious range of Ecocert-approved sustainable products.

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With dedicated beauty areas in stores to help customers experiment with trends and develop a look that's all their own.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015 09:40

Bring It!

Stylish Fashionista

We all get dressed in the morning but there is a difference between dressing up and being a stylish fashionista. A fashionista is like a hunter always on the lookout for what's hot and new to ensure that she is always stylish and fashionable.

Here is a few of my favourite bits to ensure that we all stay stylish and fashionable

Dramatic proportions

The floor length jacket or fine knit is a great way to update your short shorts and crop t-shirt and layering always adds a bit of interest to any look, "I am loving" this knitted dress in rose gold from Missguided

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Co-ordinates

Defiantly my go to look, polished and chic, whether it is for a simple affair or a soiree.

Sexy and stylish all in one!!, look awesome in this, Peonie print cigarette trousers and Bardot style crop top, with loose beach wavy hair a cat eye and red pouty lips.

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Structured silhouettes

Look playfully stylish in this structured brocade floral playsuit, sexy, fun and chic!! A structure silhouette for sophisticated elegance. Keep your accessories simple to compliment your look

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Holographic

Futuristic holographic prints like sequins, you do not want to overdo it so pair your item with a neutral staple for effortless style or add it into your look with accessories or a pair of shoes.

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Mix it up

Remember you are a fashion hunter so you set the rules so mix it up by combining unusual colour and or prints together and get the looks not just for your good looks but your awesome style

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Modern and Vintage mix

Retro fashionista!! Keep you style current by mixing vintage with modern pieces, even if it just a vintage pair of cat-eye sunglasses, a silk scarf or a vintage midi skirt with a leather jacket and sleek pointy-toe heels. Vintage are always in-style and stylish

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Remember dressing up is just putting pieces together but being stylish is taking all those element and merging all the right pieces together to bring out the best you. So keep it simple and throw in a large dollop of confidence and most importantly have fun.

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Sunday, 10 May 2015 14:26

Culottes

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Culottes' keeps on making a comeback year after year and this Spring/Summer season they are back in store. This no fuss trend is great for day or night and works for either short or tall girls. It adds shape to tomboy figures and creates the illusion of a small waist.

Culottes are the same shape as an A-line skirt so proportions are important when wearing them.

If you doing a casual look with flat sandals or pumps then go for a slightly longer style.

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Prints are always fun to wear and if you bold enough match the print of your culottes with the same print top and wear it like a one-piece jumpsuit.

Short girls opt for pointed flats which will elongate your leg. Pairing them with stiletto, then choose a pair that is just below your knee creating the illusion of longer legs.

For the Apple shape figure wear your culottes with a crop top, to define and highlight your waist and if you are wearing it to the office go for a longer top or blouse that you can tuck in.

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A monochromatic look can give the appearance of length, the right pair of culottes can help you to maximize this elongating effect. With black being a popular choice for a monochromatic look because it makes you look taller as well as slimmer. Pair a top and culottes in matching colours for a monochromatic look and wear heels with it to give your extra length.

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Denim culottes a perfect casual street style outfit paired with a funky t-shirt and a statement necklace.

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Culottes comes in different lengths so make sure that you choose the best length for your legs , its needs to stops mid-calf, giving the appearance that you are wearing a swingy skirt.


If you do not have a pair yet, do not be afraid to get a pair as with the right layering and styling, they can bring out the best in all figure shapes and heights.

Published in Blog
Sunday, 29 March 2015 23:41

Spring's Holiday Must-Haves!

As Easter approaches so does the Spring half term; the perfect time to jet away on a relaxing holiday.

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