It’s that time of year again when the fashion elite and industry specialists come out in full force so get ready to raid your wardrobe ladies and put together your most desirable outfits! That’s right; London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 countdown has begun and this season is set to be bigger and better than ever! Not only has Nicholas Kirkwood designed the branding for the occasion but now The British Fashion Council has announced it is opening its first pop-up shop during LFW.
Image: The Shop logo designed by Sir Peter Blake
The concept store, named The Shop, will help to promote British contemporary fashion and will open on September 13th which is the day LFW begins. It will feature a curated selection of pieces by eight of London’s brightest talents including Sophia Webster, House of Holland, Markus Lupfer, Bella Freud, Prism, Dominic Jones, Zoe Jordan and Lulu & Co. Set across two rooms in the West Wing of the ground floor of Somerset House, The Shop will house Autumn/Winter 2013 ready-to-wear collections as well as accessories and shoes.
Not only will the store offer pieces from these amazing talented designers but it will be the home of a series of pop-up events too including flash sales, musical performances, readings, interviews and guest appearances which will be announced on social media. So be sure to keep your phone with you at all times as it would be a shame to miss out on these memorable events.
The BFC has even enlisted world renowned artist Sir Peter Blake to design the logo for The Shop which has a slight pop art feel to it, while set designer Robert Storey has been tasked with creating a stylish interior for the boutique which aims to offer a creative environment for the brands to sell their products to a highly targeted consumer audience made up of trade and industry insiders. There’s always time to fit in a bit of shopping in-between the shows!
It’s not long till a whole host of designer names from around the world will descent upon the capital and the pop-up store will only add to the exciting buzz which surrounds this bi-annual event, so set it as a must-visit destination and pick yourself up some new designer clad whilst keeping an eye out for the various fashionable events due to take place.
The Shop will be open from September 13th to September 22nd, covering London Fashion Week and London Fashion Weekend.
Whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid or guest, a wedding is a truly magical and memorable occasion for all involved which is why feeling good and being prepared for the big day is on everyone’s agenda. Right now luxury fashion website Cocosa.com, which is renowned for time-limited designer sales, is offering a stunning selection of wedding necessities including sleek dresses from Catherine Deane, gorgeous Missoni heels and striking headwear from Philip Treacy. Discover and treat yourself to a whole host of designer beauties that are up to 70% off – you’ll regret it if you don’t!
There are plenty of other high fashion designers featured on the leading fashion sales website too including Alexander McQueen, Giambattista and Temperley London. You’ll have no trouble finding a winning outfit for the big day at an amazing and affordable price. Dresses boast bright summery hues and come in a variety of shapes and lengths, like structured dresses and flowing gowns, to flatter every woman’s figure whilst beautiful and contemporary headpieces will pull together the whole look. You can’t go wrong with a pair of fabulous shoes either. Gander at the range of unique colour, pattern and style combinations not available anywhere else that will instantly create the wow factor – you’ll be upstaging all the other guests.
Catherine Deane Monique Georgette Dress Was £437 Now £260
Catherine Deane Ondrea Dress Cobalt Was £605 Now £289
Catherine Deane Oralia Dress Was £400 Now £189
Philip Treacy Organza Rosette and Satin Loop Was £675 Now £305
Missoni Ankle Strap Mid Heel Sandal In Multi Was £405 Now £199
Giambattista Valli Snake & Patent Silver Courts Was £605 Now £155
Browse the range of stunning wedding gifts as well which includes pieces from Royal Doulton, Vera Wang at Wedgwood, Karl Lagerfeld and Waterford Crystal to delight even the pickiest of tastes. Saying congratulations to the happy couple in style has never been easier.
The wedding glow sale will ensure all your beauty needs are catered for too whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid or guest. Cocosa.com has you covered for the special occasion with perfect picks from Bella Pierre, Cosmo Laboratories, Elemental Herbology and StriVectin available to add to your beauty collection so you look your best on the day.
This is the perfect opportunity for fashionista wedding guests to secure your perfect outfit at a fraction of the usual cost so there is no major damage to your bank account. So guarantee yourself a catwalk look for less by visiting Cocosa.com – it’s the one stop shop for amazing wedding season style!
Fabulous British Designer Lulu Guinness has teamed up with Cocosa to bring fashion lovers an amazing selection of iconic bags exclusive to the online store. This collaboration went live yesterday and closes on the 4th December 2012 so if you want the chance to own one of these fabulously chic styles you had better be quick.
It wasn’t that long ago that I found out about Cocosa and I am so glad it is now part of my life! It is the perfect online shopping destination for handpicked luxury that offers time-limited sales with exclusive discounts on some of the world’s most popular brands making it ideal for fashionistas on a budget.
Lulu Guinness is renowned for her glamorous feminine prints and has designed seven gorgeous styles for Cocosa which pays homage to the brand’s classic and iconic red hot lips designs. These lovely pieces of arm candy will make sure you stand out from the crowd this winter making them perfect accessories for the party season. They’ll even make an ideal gift for loved ones this Christmas!
The collection of must-have pieces are a perfect blend of retro glamour and modern chic and includes a handbag with a polished grey chain in Lulu’s classic design which is available in two sizes, a tote, shoulder bag, wallet, makeup bag and a vanity case. This collaboration fuses pure style with a quirky edge which is why Lulu’s designs are always so popular and will make lovely additions to your forever expanding designer collection.
This must-visit Lulu Guinness for Cocosa sale will offer up to an incredible 56% off so there is no worry about damaging your bank balance before Christmas. You’ll regret not purchasing one of these gorgeous designs so head to the website now so you don’t miss out as once they are gone, that’s it – they are one off creations so are totally worth investing in!
Lulu Guinness Large Annabelle Lip Print Bag, £125.00
Lulu Guinness Medium Romilly Print Bag, £125.00
Lulu Guinness Medium Elouise Tote Laminate, £40.00
Lulu Guinness Vanity Case Laminate, £29.00
Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties are fast approaching so why not treat someone special to one of TopStylista’s fabulous personal styling and shopping gift vouchers. They combine an ultimate fashion stylist makeover and personal shopping experience. This is the perfect luxury item for someone and will prepare them for the festive holiday – they’ll love it, guaranteed!
The perfect gift for the fashionistas (male or female), TopStylista’s gift vouchers start from £175, which will give you a 2 hour personal sopping, personal styling or wardrobe weeding session. Gift Vouchers can be used up to a year from purchase and would make perfect sense to be used in the January sales.
During your session with Chantelle, personal stylist extraordinaire, you will learn about your body shape, your most flattering colours and loads of really helpful style tips to take away with you.
These gift vouchers can be given to men or women and can be tailored to the person you are buying it for making them totally bespoke and unique. Anything from a style consultation and glass of champagne on arrival, a professional makeover, a manicure and a men’s barbering concept can be included in one of these personal stylist experiences making them a lovely gift for Christmas.
If you’re a savvy shopper who likes to save pennies where you can, you may be put off by the price of branded products such as ghd straighteners.
At £100 a pop, these products aren’t exactly pocket money buys. However, what you may not realise is that ghd straighteners are expensive because they are not just a one-off purchase – they are an investment.
Taken care of properly, a pair of ghd straighteners will last you several years, and that includes their 2 year guarantee, which offers you an instant replacement should your styler prove faulty within 2 years of purchase. In contrast to cheap imitations and counterfeit stylers, ghd products will not need replacing for a substantial amount of time, and their quality of performance will not decrease. Buy cheaper stylers and you risk unnecessary replacement or repair costs, as well as damage to your hair due to inferior technology and safety standards. So when you think about it, the genuine ghds are really the cheap ghds in the long run. Calculate the price per month, and you’ll see for yourself.