Thursday, 18 August 2016

Bonprix // Jennifer Metcalfe - Exact Match



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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Belle Gell Peel Off Nail Kit

Belle Gel, a leading brand in at home gel nails, has a launched a new at home Peel Off Kit and a special gift set for the festive season.


Belle Gel’s Peel Off Gel allows the gel to be removed without the need for soaking with Acetone. The removal process is quick and easy as nails do not have to be wrapped in foil for up to 15 minutes. The Peel Off Kit comes with a compact yet powerful LED lamp that can cure nails in just 60 seconds, a Peel Off base and top coat and a Belle Gel colour of choice.
 Also included is a four action nail buffer and a cuticle pusher so that nails can be shaped and cuticles tidied before applying the gel.
The Peel Off Kit can be used with any normal nail polish to prolong its life or with any of the Belle Gel colours.
 The Peel Off Kit is ideal for people with sensitive nails, who prefer to avoid Acetone and makes a lovely gift for girls who like to change their nail colour often – simply peel off and repaint!
This will be available soon at a price of £49.95 via www.bellegel.co.uk
But if you can't wait then check out their Peel Off Gel & Lamp Value Kit at £34.95


Belle Gel is also putting together a special gift set just for Christmas: Gel and Rock Fest Nail Art Two Gel colours of choice and one Rock Fest polish – to add a dramatic but simple to apply nail art finish. There will be a choice of three Rock Fest shades - these all add a new dimension to the nail once painted on top of the cured gel nail and are perfect for the Christmas party season. The Rock Fest set is priced at £29.95.

Friday, 12 August 2016

AWAYTOMARS: tearing up the rulebook and opening up the fashion industry

AWAYTOMARS ,the world’s first 100% user-created fashion brand, has been selected to join the Centre For Fashion Enterprise, an organisation supported by University of the Arts London, the British Fashion Council and the European Union.

Alumni of the scheme include J.W. Anderson, Simone Rocha and LVMH Prize winners Marques’Almeida.
 AWAYTOMARS will present its new collaborative collection in the first week of October at Lisbon Fashion Week. More than 500 people have already contributed to its creative conception online.

HOW AWAYTOMARS WORKS:
They host campaigns where anyone, regardless of their background, can submit an idea and get instant feedback from the community.
Sketches and ideas are sent online from members of the public and AWAYTOMARS then iterates them with the help of its online community to create eye-catching, collaborative fashion.

 Next, AWAYTOMARS works with technical experts to create physical prototypes, organises a crowdfunding campaign for each product, oversees the entire production process and finally hosts the finished item on its sales portal.

The most innovative and interesting concepts are selected by the community and a group of curators; these advance to the next phase - crowdfunding - where each item runs as an individual campaign.
Backers have the opportunity to support the designers by pre-ordering pieces at wholesale prices

 All successfully funded designs are produced as a co-created item in a process overseen by technical experts at AWAYTOMARS.
These experts turn designers’ ideas into reality using their knowledge of fabrics and techniques and by calling on their relationships with producers in Europe.

 At AWAYTOMARS the community members are involved at every step of the design process: they decide what is ultimately produced.
Compared to traditional methods of product development in the fashion industry, AWAYTOMARS is cost and time effective: there’s no seasonality, nor is there inventory piling up in the stock room. Production is based on what has been pre-sold during the crowdfunding campaigns.
 AWAYTOMARS also proposes a new sales model to reward collaboration, in which profits are shared between both the original designers and any community members who provided significant input to shape the item.

Jane Norman // Olivia Buckland - Exact Match


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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Frankie Bridge Announced As New Thomas Sabo Brand Ambassador

THOMAS SABO announces a new ambassador – Frankie Bridge, who joins the brand from August 2016.


 Frankie Bridge is an English pop star and TV presenter. The presence of a UK brand ambassador is a first for THOMAS SABO, and provides a prime opportunity to engage with a local audience using one of the UK’s best-known household faces. It allows the UK customer to familiarise themselves with all aspects of the THOMAS SABO world, whilst learning about the brand through the representation of the perfect THOMAS SABO ‘it’ girl, Frankie Bridge.

Frankie comments, "I am thrilled to be joining the THOMAS SABO brand as the new UK & Ireland ambassador. I've admired and worn the designs for years, and am a personal fan. I was so excited to hear from the team when they asked me to come on board, and am looking forward to a very exciting year. I can't wait for everyone to see the shoot we did with the new collections!"


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Lisa Riley wears Lavitta

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THE BELSTAFF & LIV TYLER AW16 COLLECTION

This is the first capsule that the American actress has worked on with modern British heritage brand Belstaff, to which she is Ambassador and Creative Contributor.

 “I’d always wanted to create a few timeless classics. Things I have in my closet but wished I designed myself,” says Liv Tyler. “I sought to express strength through the outerwear and leather pieces alongside a more feminine sensual side through the softer materials like silk, and via the more fitted silhouettes of my styles. It’s a celebration of the feminine and masculine rolled into one.”


 A fine leather jacket with a removable collar and a quilted interior is contrasted with blush pussy-bow blouses and fitted under-the-knee riding boots.




A new, more fitted take on the Milford (the coat Belstaff originally created for Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock) has been created in three fabrications, while two nylon parkas come with removable shearling gilets.


New technical fabrications for Belstaff include a protective coated treatment and water-repellent cotton and a lightweight nylon.
 “I have a preference for clothes that are practical and functional but also very luxurious and elegant. I like being able to throw a look together quickly and feel and look my best. I know what works for me and my body, and I try to stick to that” adds Tyler.

The 13 style capsule is available now from Belstaff stores, select department stores and independents and on http://www.belstaff.co.uk/women/collections/liv-tyler/?HP-Hero-Shop

A good part of the collection is made up of outerwear in a nod to Belstaff’s foundations as a brand and to Liv’s own reliance on a great coat to pull a look together whilst adding “a touch of masculinity”. “When I think of Belstaff, I think of great coats that last a really long time and get better and better with age,” adds Liv, who despite the time she spent in the company archive, ended up focusing on the future: “I wanted to create something fresh that every woman would want to add to her closet and keep for many years to come” she concludes.

 The capsule was shot on up and coming model Greta Varlese in Brooklyn’s Red Hook Docks, with Tyler art directing.

. Her second capsule with Belstaff will follow for Spring 17.

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