Investing in the right footwear for winter is essential for tackling the unpredictable British weather. Rain, snow and freezing cold temperatures are what UK fashionistas want to protect against this season so why not take a style note from the celeb pack and treat yourself to a pair of Sorel boots.
The brand was founded in 1962 in Canada and has recently shot into our fashion radar thanks to the likes of Elle Macpherson. Bringing its functionality and heritage craftsmanship to the modern world of fashion, Sorel’s line of high quality hard wearing boots are rather chic. They bare all the right properties you look for in winter footwear such as waterproof uppers and thick soles but with fashionable finishes and detailing like faux fur trims, quilting and classic eyelets. Rich materials like Herringbone add a timeless feel to certain styles too. Neutral colours black, brown and grey make up the main palette of the collection whilst hints of pink and purple help to enhance designs
If they can battle against the harsh Canadian weather, it’s safe to say that Sorel boots will conquer wardrobes here in Britain too. Could they be the new UGG’s?!
Conquest Carly, £210.00 from SOREL @ www.collenandclare.com
Toffino Glitter Boot, £160.00 from SOREL @ www.very.co.uk
Medina Rain Ankle Boot, £145.00 from SOREL @ www.spoiledbrat.co.uk
The gorgeous Kardashian sisters seem to be making their fashion mark in the UK! They first released a range with Dorothy Perkins and not long ago set their sights on a new project taking things up a style notch. Kim, Kourtney and Khloe have now teamed up with another high street giant, recently launching their debut Kardashian Kollection for Lipsy.
Ever since the rumours started that the super glam reality TV stars were designing a range for the popular British brand, women across the country have been kept in suspense, ready and waiting to get their hands on the clothing and accessories. Now with the wait finally over the coveted collection designed by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian is already a smash hit. By 4pm GMT on the day the range went on sale, Lipsy.co.uk had set a new record for its single biggest online shopping day to-date!
The sisters have injected each of their individual styles into the range and, taking on-board that women have curves, have included various sexy figure hugging separates and dresses to bring out our inner glamour. Kourtney’s eclectic mix, Kim’s glam elegance and Khloé‘s rock chic look ensure there is something special for every style fan. There is even a handful of versatile jewellery and lust-worthy handbags to accompany women to a host of occasions.
Premium, trend driven designs focus on hero pieces such as a modern sequinned biker jacket, tribal caviar embellished crop tops, a lace jumpsuit and a chic full feather coat. Prints, colours and fabrics that are signature to the Kardashians’ wardrobe have also been incorporated into the collection including bold leopard print, statement red, vintage lace and luxe faux leather. These pieces have been created to be styled and taken in various directions to suit the wearer and cover a wide mix of trends inspired by the girls’ own wardrobe.
Sleek, powerful and sultry, this Kardashian Kollection for Lipsy not only evokes the famous sisters true style but it is also intone with the British brand’s aesthetic. If you’re struggling for Christmas and New Year fashion inspiration then look no further!
Cast your mind back to when you were younger and to those ghastly unstylish bum bags your mum made you wear. It may send a fashion shiver down your spine but as the 90s is once again back for this latest season you might want to fully embrace this unloved accessory as this time round they’ve been revamped for an undeniable luxe appeal!
Lovebullets is a London based creative house representing a visionary frontier in fashion, art and ideology by inverting traditional symbols of destruction and transforming them into innovative works of art and jewellery. Keeping up with the latest trends, the brand is launching a rather impressive leather bum bags collection this November making it the label’s first foray into leatherwear.
These are not your normal bum bags though as the line presents heavy grain vintage black, red and white leather bags adorned with hand-riveted brass bullet studs for a real 90s grunge feel. All the styles are lined in silk too and feature sleek suede binding offering a luxurious side to these statement creations. Actress Jaime Winstone has already been seen rocking hers at the Village Bicycle East store launch party, casually worn in the style of an across body design teamed with a bright graphic dress and ankle boots.
Bullet embellishment is available in either a dramatic all-over studded design or with standout bullet studded slogans such as LOVE, SWAG, EAST, DOPE, HYPE, YOLO and COOL for an eccentric twist. They’ll look amazing worn with AW13’s tartan or animal prints as well as leather or metallic separates. You could even texture clash your Lovebullet bum bag with a faux fur/PU ensemble or winter blooms. Make the accessory the main attraction of a look by opting for head-to-toe black letting the incredible innovative piece do all the work. It’s time to create fashionable memories of the trusty bum bag!
Slogan Bum Bags from £485.00
Fully-studded bum bags from £675.00
We all know that the 90s grunge trend is continuing into Autumn/Winter 2013/14 with many women welcoming the return of punk to the fashion scene allowing them to express themselves in a new carefree way. If you’re looking to get your fashion dose of attitude then look to Parisian label ELEVENPARIS for a daring mix of rich textures and prints that will have you feeling empowered.
Each season the brand exerts its rock ‘n’ roll personality through a series of edgy campaign images which features double acts of the coolest names in the industry, so for the AW13/14 collection ELEVENPARIS has teamed rock legend Lenny Kravitz with modern beauty songwriter, model, and actress Sky Ferreira. The moody captivating imagery sees the two style icons in a raw sultry light that reflects the clothing beautifully, taking the campaign to the next exciting fashionable level. Kravitz’s cool, calm and collect rock attitude paired with Ferreira’s peroxide hair and sombre gaze symbolizes the way grunge should be perceived.
French photographer Mathieu Cesar shot the campaign imagery for ELEVENPARIS’ AW13/14 collection in black and white and when asked why he works solely in this classic style he answered; “Simply because it’s more beautiful. And because it’s better for seeing the emotion on people’s faces.” The Parisian brand is constantly travelling around the world drawing its inspiration from the history, culture, youth and architecture of urban capitals and for this season Warsaw, capital and largest city of Poland, was the starting point for the AW13/14 range.
Like Warsaw, which is marked by its painful past, having been practically destroyed by war, the latest ELEVENPARIS campaign took anarchic, raw ruins for its backdrop which sees Kravitz and Ferreira looking lost and determined in this desolate landscape. This dark but optimistic fashion vision, both from the environment and the clothing, captures the essence of the punk scene. An abundance of textures and prints form the basis of the AW13/14 collection which includes everything from leather to brocade and sequins to velvet injecting the spirit of 90s grunge back into our lives and wardrobes.
Fashion bloggers have become the style icons to watch over the last couple of years taking the industry by storm thanks to their unique and wonderful online sites where they share with the nation their countless outfits and insights into the world of fashion. But it’s one Brit star in particular that has captured the attention of all us style enthusiasts with her quirky dress sense, captivating blog and infectious personality. That’s right; I’m talking about blogger, Model and DJ Bip Ling!
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Since being shot into the spotlight, the fashion industry and blogosphere can’t seem to get enough of ‘it’ girl Bip. She is seen pictured at countless events, parties and sitting front row at numerous designer shows and it’s always exciting to see what she’s wearing as she has the ability to put together creative inspiring looks using the latest trends. Her bubbly personality reflects in what she wears. The young model/DJ keeps things young, fresh and a little eccentric plus can easily transform from wearing daring, clashing garments in various colours and prints to something more demure and tailored.
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