Monday, 07 November 2016 14:40

Genevieve Sweeney SS17 Lookbook

Genevieve Sweeney is a premium British knitwear designer, who has combined her passion for knitting and design flair; bringing an exciting and unique collaboration of contemporary silhouettes and luxurious yarns.

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Leicester Fashion Week enticed its participants with a vibrant medley of textures, colours, fabrics and styles, ranging from couture to sportswear, but it was definitely the range of emerging urbanwear labels that have taken the catwalk by storm.

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Monday, 17 October 2016 09:34

Shop Minku

I met Kunmi, founder and designer of MINKU, at a local handmade designer market in Barcelona. It was by far my most interesting encounter at the market that day; a designer who uses the rich and unique attributes of the Nigerian culture, and infuses it into handmade and practical goods. Each Minku item is covered in handmade love and personalised features. It seems that no Minku item is designed exactly the same way. A Minku bag is definitely a lifetime and unique wardrobe piece! Enjoy some of my favourite pieces....

The Ebute Metta Fringe Clutch:

100% leather exterior and strap; with hand-stiched expandable sides.

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Palerin Walet:

100% leather exterior, with aso-oke coin-pocket lining.

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The Ibaka Work and Weekend Bag:

Mustard yellow vegetable-tanned cow leather with a mesh lamb-leather side pocket

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Visit www.minku.com for more beautifully handmade leather goods!

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Mango Autumn Winter Driving to nowhere Collection 2016

Mango Autumn/ Winter 2016 “Driving To Nowhere” Collection

Hit the road and go on an endless journey with Mango’s, “Driving to nowhere” collection.

The pieces are provocative and glamorous with a rebel edge and totally retro inspired. A true eighties throwback. Taking you on an unknown, unplanned journey to nowhere slowly, where anything can happen.

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(Left) Oversized mustard faux fur coat with wide lapels with a Printed Bow neck shirt with a classic collar and long sleeves. With a Biker blacked skirt with zipped pockets detail. A Studded bucket bag decorated with metal star appliqué, drawstring leather fastening and adjustable chain and leather shoulder strap. Finishing it off with black fishnet tights. (Right) Red ribbed crewneck jumper braided layered over a white classic collar shirt paired with slim-fit check trousers with decorative metallic zipper detail tying it all together with a studded skinny belt

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(Left) A Houndstooth pinafore dress, black floral jumper with fishnet tights.

(Right) Light grey chunky-knit sweater and embroidered off-white high collar blouse with a Biker mini skirt and fishnet tights

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Velvet blazer with patch pockets and removable belt with velvet trousers and animal print pussy bow blouse Accessorised with a round velvet clutch.

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(Left) Retro tortoise shell sunglasses, with a leopard print faux-fur coat with fishnet tights and brown leather western style ankle boots

(Right) Black flecked wool-blend coat paired with a black lace pointed collar and bow detail shirt finishing it off with a red biker skirt with front metallic zip detail

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Thursday, 13 October 2016 22:00

How to Style Your Clothes and Bring It to Life

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Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered how your style became so plain and lifeless? We’ve all watched celebrities and became puzzled with their everyday polished looks that always seem to be on the point and head-turning.

When it comes to making excellent fashion choices, celebrities are usually guided by styling experts.

However, this doesn’t mean you’re doomed to a boring look that makes you blend into the crowd: you don’t need a personal stylist, just a bit of insight on how to make your outfit more eye-catching. Here’s how you can do that.

Rediscover The Clothes You Already Have

Let’s face it: you don’t even know what’s going on inside your closet. Many women have overcrowded wardrobes while they actually wear about 20% of what they own. We tend to wear certain items frequently while we completely ignore or forget other fabulous pieces misplaced in the back of the closet.

Make a selection and donate all the pieces that don’t fit you. Make space for new basic pieces that will function as a solid base for combining many different looks.

Essential Pieces To Look For

There are many celebrities that mastered the art of the minimalistic look and there are some great lessons hidden behind it. If you take a minute to study it, you could clearly see how important it is to have essential basic pieces that can be incorporated into different types of looks. This includes a LBD, a jacket, business pants, a pair of jeans, and a couple of blouses and shirts.

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In addition to these, it’s good to have at least one full-length dress: maxi dresses always give you a dash of sophistication and elegance, no matter if they’re paired with heels or flats. With street style pushing the limits of fashion even further, a simple slip-on dress could be both a part of the formal look and a casual one: pair it with flats and a leather backpack, style a messy bun and add oversized Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses – and you’ll end up with a sexy-casual look.

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Wear a pair of heels and a clutch purse, style your hair in Old Hollywood waves and you’ll become the queen of glamour.

Be Creative And Reinvent

You know the saying: it’s not what you wear – it’s how you wear it. Let’s say you own an oversized boyfriend shirt. You can style it in many different ways: tuck it in your business pants for an office-appropriate look and add a thin belt. Roll up the cuffs and add a bracelet or a nice watch. With leggings, your shirt gets transformed into a casual dress: wear a belt to enhance your waistline and unbutton a couple of buttons for a sexy vibe. Pair it with ankle boots and you’re done!

For a more feminine look, pair the shirt with an A-line skirt: roll up the sleeves to your elbows, add a string necklace – and voila!

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Fashion has evolved, which means every piece you own can become a part of a differently styled outfit. Defining your personal style is a fun journey and you should be creative and playful while figuring out how to express your personality through your looks.

Upgrade Your Look With Accessories

Accessories have a transformative power and can bring your outfit from plain to eye-catching smart casual or even add a bit of formal to it. Choosing the right kind of jewelry is a great starting point, but think beyond just that: scarves, barrettes, belts, watches, even glasses can all help in bringing your outfit to life.

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Pick subtle thin necklaces for a sophisticated look, or opt for heavy-detailed oversized ones to make a statement when you’re wearing a duo-chromatic outfit or an all-black combo. This type of jewelry will break the dullness of your look while providing you with just the right amount of chic.

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With these simple steps, you can give your clothes a much-needed fashion CPR! The trick lies in combining the right pieces together while minding the materials and colors, as well as incorporating the right kind of accessories.

Author BIO:

Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends and DIY projects. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is style editor at High Style Life.

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Monday, 26 September 2016 13:29

Sexy Wearable AW boots

Sexy daring functional and OH SO fashionable A2FW 16 Knee High Boots

Boots are going long, this season!! From inspired, leg-lengthening styles finishing just an inch below the knees with mid-to-low heel height. Knee long boots are definitely worth the splurge and that coveted
spot in your autumn-winter wardrobe.

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Breathe life into your winter outfits with these black lace up over the knee babies from Dune, pair it with a mini skirt or floating dress for a dramatic and daring look.

Sexy is never sensible, that is why these two pairs will definitely be in high demand this autumn winter season, tight to the leg and finishing an inch below the knees with a stiletto heel.

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Grey Suede High Heel Knee High Boots @ New Look

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Black Suede Knee High Lace Up Stiletto Heel Boot @ New Look

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Flat Heel Tan Suede Knee High Boots @ Primark

When it is comfort you after then, I suggest a comfy block or flat heel for all day running around.

Keep it fresh with modern heel shapes like these faded transparent block heel from New Look

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As far as functionality and comfort a low block heel is your best option like these beauties from Dune London

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This season your choices are endless with so many different shades, patterns, fabrics and even toe and heel shapes to choose from.

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Brown Suede Block Heel @ River Island

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Black Leather @ Office

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Taupe Lace Up @ Wallis

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Pink Suede Knee High Boot @ River Island

Style our fav pair with styling with jeans and a slouchy cashmere sweater or a cute A-line skirt for that 60’s vibe. For a classier look layer your boots under a printed skirt and a blouse for the work day.

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Thursday, 22 September 2016 18:41

London Fashion Week: Trends for SS17

While we may be packing away our shorts and summer dresses for another year, fashion is looking forward to SS17.

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How quickly summer flies! Don’t forget that as the season changes to a chillier, colder environment, it’s time to take stock of your skincare products and cosmetics.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016 14:36

Get The Look

Get The Look Fashions Finest

Get ahead of Autumn/Winter with these looks from the High Street.

Animal Attraction Fashions Finest

Set free you inner-animal with this High neck skater style animal print pleated dress, paired with the ever so sexy, thigh high black pointed heeled boots. Perfect for the office.

All available @ www.newlook.com 

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Love, this queen of the street look, with its effortless thrown together pieces, working fabulously together. The Burgundy Maxi slip dress paired with a white roll-neck top and the fab vintage feel, faux fur collar heritage checked coat.

All Available @ www.primark.com

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My favorite, the Romantic Boho Wanderer, with a touch of 60’s/70’s cool. The Pink frilled top giving the touch of romance and the A-line embroidered denim skirt bringing the “bohemian wanderer” with the buckled patent leather boot stepping you right into that 70/60’s Cool.

All available @ www.riverisland.com

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Subtly sexy, tease your date in this mesh ruffle metallic polka dot top with its cold shoulder detail and A-line gold sequins mini skirt for an added touch of sparkle.

All Available at www.missselfridge.com 

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Tuesday, 09 August 2016 14:58

AW Trends

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We are in the last month of summer and as much as we hate to think of autumn/winter, we cannot avoid it because it is coming. But at least we be prepared. So maybe knowing what to expect, you will be a bit more excited about Autumn /Winter.

the bomber jacket AW16

Bomber jacket has already been a rage all summer season and they are back for another season

For the colder seasons, we see this much loved item updated with sequins, embroidery and prints to elevate if from a key piece into a can’t-do-without item.

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Available @ www.glamorous.com

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Available @ www.next.co.uk

off the shoulder AW16

Another great love of the summer season, the cold shoulder, is back to rule the new season with variations ranging from super cool sexy dresses to knitwear for edgy street wear.

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Available @ www.riverisland.com 

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Available @ www.newlook.com

the slip dress AW16

Making a comeback from the 90s, the minimalist slip dress is here to stay. Take your pick from delicate lace trims, to dainty florals, and classic spaghetti straps.

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Available @ www.rivierisland.com

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Available @ www.riverisland.com 

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Available @ www.missselfridge.com 

lux velvet AW16

No A/W season is complete without velvet. The key fabric for the season and no matter how you wear it, crushed, colored, top-to-toe, just make sure that you have something velvet in your new season wardrobe.

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Available @ www.primark.com 

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Available @ www.riverisland.com 

statement chokers AW16

Another one from the 90s is the choker, this season it is back to make a statement and you will love it.

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Available @ www.newlook.com 

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Available @ www.riverisland.com 

platform boots AW16

Seems like we just cannot get enough of them, platform boots and chunky heels. This season we will love them even more as they have been given a new lease on life for A/W 16 in Black suede and velvet making is super-hot especially on those cold days.

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Available @ www.newlook.com 

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Available @ www.newlook.com 

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