Fashions Finest

Friday, 16 August 2019 18:14

Rose Brown

Rose Brown grew up in Welsh countryside and graduated from the Manchester School of Art in 2018. Her goal is to create things that are truly never seen before, using unconventional textiles and concepts derived from the weird and wonderful place that is the inside of her head. She strives to find out what it means to be truly different and to be it.

Her collection is called Aprés Lunar, which means ‘After the Moon’. Taking inspiration from 1980s skiers and WW2 flight suits, it brings the excitement of adventure from the Space Race, back to the 21st century.

The main inspiration is a light art installation by Christopher Schardt, which was displayed at the festival Burning Man. The piece is called ‘Firmament’ consisting of a series of LEDs, draped in triangular form across the sky.

This inspired her angular pattern cut and her use of reflective materials that represent electric light.

Her realisation moment was when she was dancing on a stable in the French Alps. It helped her to understand how skiwear can morph into party wear and vice versa. She had to live it, to make it.

Each look has reflective properties that come to life under the flash of a camera, transforming the collection. Her metallic spacemen dance the night away, lighting up the slopes as the go.

The six look collection is a glowing series of blues, coppers, silvers and metallics. It is outerwear heavy, mixed with shining leggings, scuba tops and salopettes. She made her own fabric by bonding aluminium and copper onto cottons to create garments treading the line between wearable and unwearable.

After graduating, she was selected and flown to China for the International Youth design competition (IYCD) in the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. She has also attended charity fashion shows with her collection, in London, Glasgow, Manchester and Wolverhampton. Glasgow raised £34,139 for Simon Community Scotland. 

She now has a studio space so that she can continue her work, with a new collection to be released AW19.

Instagram: rosebrownlangtry

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 16:41

LQ Liquid For a healthier You!

We are all in search for the most effective supplements on the market, for longer, stronger hair, to ease your aching joints, to help aid your digestion or to help you with a skin complaint such as acne.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 11:17

Cabrini Roy

Cabrini Roy represents a new age of luxury ready to wear fashion, with her innovative way of creating bold silhouettes whilst staying true to her minimal style. Emerging from London College of Fashion, Cabrini explores ways to visually represent her story whether that be drawing inspiration from her childhood to create contemporary streetwear or taking influence from her filipino culture. The garments create a distinct style yet stays comfortable enough to be worn every day. Each design includes a touch of Cabrini Roy, a woman who hopes to empower through her pieces, with an emphasis on setting your own trends with no boundaries on the numerous amounts of ways to style each essential piece.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 17:37

Lingshan Fan

Fan Lingshan graduated from the University of Central Lancashire. She believes that in creating a design, it must resonate with the viewer, and awaken people's sense of social responsibility, such as with the environment, culture, etc.

 Her graduation designs are inspired by the child’s nature of liking the new and hating the old. This behavior will cause many toys to be thrown away. On the other hand, in order to meet the children's consumption needs, manufacturers quickly update products and environmental pollution caused by overproduction of toys.

 The work takes the doll as the entry point, through the child’s perspective,

Design use the colorful print, A large number of discarded dolls, the resulting silhouette of fingers, torso, and arms, the She uses her knitting and crochet skills as the texture to expressed the shape. In the series, the head of the doll is used as a bag and accessories, and the eyes of the doll are also as prints and the decoration of the clothes. The design was earned runner-up of David Textiles award and Finalist of fashion Design portfolio award.

Instagram: www.instagram.com/lingshanfan1993

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 15:40

How fashion and beauty tackles waste

Our consumption of fast fashion clothing and throw away plastic products is taking its toll on the world and environment.

Monday, 05 August 2019 16:35

Top wedding dupes

The rise of wedding dupes
Your pre-wedding shopping list is bound to seem like a daunting task — and you might even have your eye on something worn by one of your favourite celebs when they tied the knot. Taking inspiration from the rich and famous might not suit your budget though. However, don’t discard your hopes of coveting something extremely similar to Meghan Markle’s Cartier earrings, Hillary Swank’s engagement ring, or even Kim and Kanye’s flower wall.
There’s been a rise in popularity of ‘dupes’ recently, and many retailers try to purposefully replicate these iconic pieces, at a fraction of the price. So, complete your wedding day look with some of these star-studded wedding day replicas!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry — Cartier earrings
When the royal couple tied the knot back in 2018, The Duchess of Sussex wore the stunning yet simplistic Cartier 18 karat white gold and diamond galanterie stud earrings, and they complemented the timeless elegance of her fitted gown. The earrings were a perfect statement in line with her overall wedding day look, understated and simply ethereal. If you’re still in awe of these beauties, then head to the online retailer Etsy where you’ll find an extraordinarily similar pair for around £17 — a notable saving when compared to the Cartier price tag of $16,500 (£13,500).

Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting — chandelier tiers
Despite having the potential to become a serious hazard — especially if you’ve invited children to your ceremony, there’s no denying that Kayley Cuoco’s wedding cake was a spectacular creation. The tiers were assembled upside down, finished with an extravagant chandelier suspended on top. While most bakers might not want to brave such a daring design, The Butter End Cakery took Kayley’s cake dreams and made them into a reality. Want to give your own wedding cake an a-list makeover? Ask your baker to let their creativity run wild with suspended tiers which can wrap around your wedding cake, adding a unique touch.

Beyonce Knowles and Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) — engagement ring
Shawn Carter, known in the music industry as Jay-Z, took heed from his partner Beyoncé Knowles hit ‘Single Ladies’ in 2007, when he finally ‘put a ring on it’ — and he certainly chose well! Not every man would feel comfortable heading into the jewellers and finding the perfect engagement ring for their partner, but Jay-Z picked a stunning Lorraine Schwartz 18 carat platinum ring with a price tag of $5 million. If you’re looking to convey the same luxury look for a split shank band, and in terms of style emerald cut, diamond engagement rings are the best bet.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry — evening dress
We’re a nation swept away by royal wedding euphoria, so once again we are looking back to what Meghan wore on her big day — this time, it’s all about her second gown. Meghan changed in to an uber chic halter neck dress designed by Stella McCartney, a fitted floor length piece fit for the radiant princess. Shortly afterwards, the ecommerce fashion retailer ASOS unveiled a dress which captures the same understated elegance, with a more payday friendly price tag of £120. Surprisingly, the actual dress is available to buy online, a rarity when it comes to garments designed for an event with the gravity of a royal wedding; but if the £3,500 checkout total is over budget, then rest assured that you’ll find some dupes which are outstandingly close to the real deal.

Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West — flower wall
Looking to get your photographs exactly right? A statement backdrop could be the way to go, taking some inspiration from the music mogul Kanye West and businesswoman Kim Kardashian West. The couple marked their first moments of married life by posing in front of a decadent wall of flowers, and the delicate toned blooms added to the ethereal ambience of their special day. While not all of us can stretch our budgets enough to accommodate such aggrandized features, there’s a few alternative ways to recreate this, and it will look just as gorgeous in your pictures. Consider adding some flower lined arches, or look at lining the walls of your venue with some paper flower creations, for a quirkier, less pricy option.

If you’ve got your eyes on something that you’ve spotted in a glossy magazine or on your favourite celebrities Instagram feed, then it’s worthwhile shopping around because more often than not, you’ll find a brilliant dupe!

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Friday, 26 July 2019 23:05

BO-BORSA changing the face of fashion

BO-BORSA abrand that is changing the the face of fashion is the first brand to bring Tyvek® onto the UK fashion scene.

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Fashion trends come and go and can be really fun for a while. Everyone wants to wear the ‘it’ style but after some time, something new comes around and the cycle starts again. There is nothing bad in that, fashion is supposed to be fun.

Sometimes people don’t want something that’s just fun but also sustainable and consequently, there has been a rise in the minimalist lifestyle. Whether it comes to clothes, stuff you own around the house, sometimes it’s best to only have the minimum. That way everything becomes a little clearer.

This is a list of 5 essential items that will help you be stylish on any occasion. A birthday party, engagement party or a joyful Christmas office party, these clothing items won’t let you down.

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Leather Briefcase

Every busy man needs to put all of his essential items in one place. There are simply never enough pockets for everything. Phones are getting bigger than ever, so many of them can’t even fit into a pocket. Cargo pants are a good choice for putting everything in one place, but they aren't suitable for every occasion.

So the best thing you can do to resolve this irritating problem is to invest in a high-quality bag. Briefcases, handbags or messenger bags are all very stylish and will make you look more put together. It’s greatly recommended to invest in a high-quality leather bag because they are very sustainable, look professional, elegant and will last you for decades. If you want to achieve this kind of elegance Got Briefcase has wonderful high-quality leather bags for men!

A Chambray Shirt

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Chambray shirts are the perfect blend of professional meets casual. It has been said multiple times that chambray is a cousin to denim. They do have similar shades of blue like indigo, but chambray shirts differ in many ways. They are made usually from cotton, linen or cotton/linen blends and can come in a variety of colors.

Chambray shirts are very soft and smooth to the touch and breathable. You can wear them in any kind of weather and on any occasion. You can style them with a formal suit. A chambray shirt will do good as any other button-down shirt.

Chambray shirts can be styled in a quirky kind of way, where you can wear jeans, a blazer, a tie, some silly socks, and dress shoes. Everything is set but those silly socks show your fun side! Without them, it would just be a great put together outfit!

Casual Chinos

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Jeans are all over the place, and it seems as though every single person on the planet has at least one pair. They are pretty casual and you can style them with almost anything. The thing is, they can get really boring and if you’re tired of wearing the same old jeans day in and day out, you should invest in a pair of casual chinos.

Like chambray being the cousin of denim, chinos are the cousin to jeans. You can style them in absolutely any way, formal or casual, they will do the perfect job. You can treat them like denim jeans, so if you want to style them with a flannel shirt, go for it! If you want to style it with a navy blue blazer go for it! The difference between casual and formal chinos is in pockets, flat-felled seams and standard hem.

Chelsea Boots

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The past couple of years have been a game-changer for Chelsea boots. Like the rest of the list, they have become an all-time favorite for every occasion. Surely you won’t go hiking in them but everything else should be considered. Some men just aren’t comfortable in dress shoes, they feel too formal or just don’t like the way they look.

These boots are not only easy to put on but also really badass looking. As it was mentioned before you can style them in almost any way you like. When do you think about Chelsea boots what first pops into your mind? In the past Chelsea boots became the staple for badass men riding motorcycles and being just so cool. Maybe these boots will help you get the same feeling.

Hats

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A lot of men tend to forget about all of the options they have when it comes to hats. Fedoras aren’t the only thing you can wear. And besides who says they aren’t cool anymore? Overused maybe,  but certainly fun to wear. Depending on the occasion you can choose from a variety of different hats. Beanies are perfect for Autumn and Winter. They are casual when you need something to protect your head from the cold wind.

Ascot caps can really channel your inner Sherlock Holmes. Just think about the BBC’s Sherlock Holmes series starring Benedict Cumberbatch - he’s smart, cynical, cool and occasionally wears ascot caps. Flat caps can also bring your inner Sherlock out for everyone to see. Greek Fisherman hats have been very popular among ladies these days, but they are also made for men. Why not give it a try?

Conclusion

Hopefully, this list has given you an insight into how you can style your clothes in a fun way. The key, of course, is to find items of clothing that will serve you and your wardrobe whatever the occasion. All the clothing items above are casual but elegant, super comfortable and will meet all of your needs!

Thursday, 25 July 2019 15:31

Essentials For A Better Sleep

That long-awaited heatwave is finally here and combating the tossing and turning at night, frizz-hair and sweaty skin are just a few of things we have to deal with. Need a solution? Well we can help with these super pick of the day, best heatwave slumber essentials – perfect for any nightstand.

heat essentials

  • SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Multi-Action Leave in, £10.99, Boots. Don’t let humidity frizz your hair – this brand-new treatment banishes frizz, breakage and fortifies hair. Spray before bed onto clean hair.
  • Too Cool For School Coconut Milky Mist, £18.50, Boots - Formulated with 87% pure Brazilian coconut water, packed with essential minerals and vitamins, this moisturising mist quickly replenishes hydration anytime, anywhere. Spritz anytime you feel hot in bed, for instant relief.
  • Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack, £18.50. Don’t let the humidity, fans and aircon dry out your skin. This all-in-one nighttime moisturiser and intensive overnight sleeping mask hybrid works wonders for your damaged, dull, dry skin while you sleep, by mildly exfoliating and scuffing away dead skin cells. It provides hydration, supports elasticity, and creates a soothing effect.
  • Embryolisse Radiant Eye, £21, Cult Beauty. Really can’t catch some zzz’s? As soon as you open your eues in the morning, apply the MUA secret under your lids. The cooling and rejuvenating stick has both instant and long-term benefit, boosting-radiance and brightening the eye area while the blend of sugar derivatives and aloe vera combine to moisturise and refine skin texture.
  • Morning Glamour Set of 2 Pillowcases, £24.99, www.makeupbox-ldn.co.uk - Non-absorbent unlike cotton pillowcases, helping your skin and hair maintain moisture on hot evenings. Also reduces frizz, breakage and wrinkles.
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