Valentines Gift Guide - Love Yourself!

Valentines can be a truly lovely experience (we’re thinking romantic proposals in Paris!) or a truly lonely one (we’re also thinking Bridget Jones singing into a wine bottle). Watching bouquets of flowers walk past you at your desk can be disheartening to say the least and so in an age where its becoming ok for us to put ourselves first and we’re encouraged to love ourselves we’ve put together a Valentines Gift Guide for you to treat yourself…..or your best friend, mum, sister etc…..share the love with your ladies this Valentines.

Gifts For Us.

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1.Topshop Magenta Lingerie £28, 2. Chanel No.5 Limited Edition £130, 3. Rixo Katie Heart Print Dress £265, 4. Ted Baker Heart Earrings £29, 5. Charbonnel & Walker truffles £15, 6. Swarovski Oxo Earrings £75, 7. Rose Bouquet £75, 8. Diptyque Candle £53, 9. YSL Rouge Volupte Limited Edition Lipstick £29, 10. Foil Heart Balloons £5, 11. Fujifilm Instant Camera £99.

Bafta - Red Carpet

It was a display of monochrome at last nights EE BAFTA awards held at London’s Royal Albert Hall. With most falling into either full black or white, some were braver and chose to honour the traditional combination of shades, Olivia Coleman gave a stately turn in Emilia Wickstead whilst Thandie Newton went for full froth in Valentino. Ethereal silhouettes were seen on the Duchess of Cambridge who wore trusty Alexander McQueen and Rachel Weisz in Gucci. Newcomers Rami Malek and Letitia White kept things fresh wearing white tailoring alongside ceremony host Joanna Lumley and Mary J Blige who brought a bit of Hollywood in a Ralph & Russo embellished variation.

See the slideshow below for our favourite looks.

  1. Duchess of Cambridge in Alexander McQueen, 2. Rachel Weisz in Gucci, 3. Letitia Wright in Stella McCartney, 4. Mary J Blige in Ralph & Russo, 5. Rami Malek in custom Louis Vuitton, 6. Glenn Close in Alexander McQueen, 7. Selma Hayek in Gucci, 8. Kate Blanchett in Christopher Kane, 9. Viola Davis in Armani Privé, 10. Olivia Colman in Emilia Wickstead, 11. Thandie Newton in Valentino.

The Golden Globes - Our Top 10

Starry Starry Night!! The Golden Globes never fail to kick off awards season with more than a sprinkling of stardust! As a prelude to The Oscars its the first event of the year we get to see our favourite A-listers grace the red carpet in custom made and couture and last nights ceremony certainly didn’t disappoint in the style stakes. With Lady Gaga’s Cinderella-esque Valentino gown and Lupita Nyong’o’ s by appointment Calvin Klein creation, it was a night of high glamour and more is more!

Heres our pick of our favourite looks!

1. Lady Gaga in Valentino 2. Isla Fisher in Monique Lhuiller 3. Julia Roberts in Stella McCartney 4. Regina King in Alberta Ferretti 5. Claire Foy in Miu Miu 6. Jodie Comer in Ralph & Russo 7. Lupita Nyong’o’ in Calvin Klein 8. Emmy Rossum in Monique Lhuiller 9. Sandra Oh in Versace 10. Kristen Bell in Zuhair Murhad.

LFW-Jasper Conran SS18

See all of our favourite looks from the SS18 Jasper Conran London Fashion Week show and watch the full finale below.

LFW-Styled by Lines

“Launched in Spring 2014, Ellie Lines is a British luxury dress label which focuses on 100% silk in Ellie’s exclusive prints and is manufactured in London where she is based.

Working for many years as a fashion stylist with various international publications, designers and people within the film and music industry, Ellie Lines nurtured her love of beautiful pieces and used this as the inspiration behind her collections. Inspired by the jet-set era of the 60’s and 70’s encapsulated by the photography of Slim Aarons in his book Poolside, Ellie has created dresses that are luxurious, stylish and above all fun, each piece designed with a friend in mind, capturing their spirit and personality to create stunning dresses that real people will enjoy.

Gracing an array of glossy magazine covers and charted by Grazia as ‘Label To Watch’, the brand has a loyal following from the likes of Style Queens Claudia Schiffer, Fearne Cotton, Emilia Fox, Melissa Hemsley, Sarah-Jane Mee and Holly Willoughby to name a few. 

The latest collection see’s the introduction of separates to the brand. Continuing to design with friends in mind, they are true classics that you can always rely upon to take you from the office to the party. Pulling together her knowledge of how a really great pieces work with themes from the past, Ellie has created a timeless collection that will always be your friend. 

Natalie wears the Carly Fantasy Dress to attend London Fashion Week

Natalie wears the Carly Fantasy Dress to attend London Fashion Week

To view more of Ellies collection or to book a private appointment at the London showroom please visit http://www.ellielines.co.uk

Boohoo Premium

Gotta go big or go home? Start your look the luxe way with boohoo Premium. A limited edition collection that has your going out game down, there's only one rule: more is more. Think embellished everything, oversized tassels and a killer fit. They're the statement makers your wardrobe's been waiting for.

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Presenting a capsule of contemporary fashion focused statement separates including bandage dresses, luxurious outerwear and detailed jumpsuits.Influenced by the 80's and 90's era, exaggerated sleeves, hardware, tassles and corset detailing add a luxe feel, while vintage glamour style ensembles make for for stand-out party look.
 

Feminine and flirty, the modern collection oozes confidence showcasing hero pieces such as the hot pink bandage floor length frill dress adorned with gold studding and the oversize transaparent mesh bomber with bronze beading throughout paired with the classic 80’s style mini skirt. The debut collection consists of optic whites, blush pink, gold and rose gold palette with doses of black, red and corn flower blue perfect for long summer nights and party holiday destinations.

From dramatic daywear to dynamic occasion dresses, it caters for your premium wardrobe in lace, faux leather and extreme embellishment. Available in sizes 8-14, the collection will have seasonal drops throughout the year, perfect for the edgy, cool boohoo girl with a difference.

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YSL Beauté Spring 2017-The Street and I collection

INTRODUCING SPRING 2017

THE STREET AND I COLLECTION

 

 NEW BABY DOLL KISS & BLUSH DUO STICK- £26.00

Inspired by the Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Lip and Cheek, a new member of the family takes centre stage. Two colours, playful and enigmatic, to be used singly or blurred together, in a compact balm that glides easily over lips, or cheeks or both. A smooth matte finish to bring lips and cheeks to life. Quick and easy, BABY DOLL KISS & BLUSH DUO STICK can be applied in almost limitless ways, whether you’re after a playful pop of colour, or intense drama and a statement look. 

 

FACE PALETTE COLLECTOR – I HAVE A BLUSH ON YOU £42.50

A colourful crush of orange embossed with the edgiest “brick wall” effect, the perfect blush for a young, fun complexion. Sweep it on in bold strokes, layer up the intensity; be subtle or sensual, the choice is yours.

COUTURE PALETTE COLLECTOR – KEEP AN EYE ON ME £42.50

Audacious and different, a combination of colours encapsulating the shades of the street. A shimmering pale pink to bring light under the brow; a hard city grey for lining or creating a smoky eye; a flash of orange, a duo of pinks to brighten up the evening cityscape.

DESSIN DU REGARD ARTY DUO £20.00

One pencil, two colours, and one genius applicator to sharpen your line, smudge and blend where needed.  Apply each limited edition shade by itself, or with its partner; create a strong opaque mono-colour, or go for a harmony of pink teamed with bold coal grey.

DESSIN DU REGARD – N°8 BLANC ARTY £20.00

A whiter shade of pale: white is the makeup artist’s secret weapon, a way to guarantee a wide-open eyed effect that’s daring, luminous and ultra-graphic.Ready for spring, the Dessin du Regard N°8, Blanc Arty, is the perfect tool for self-expressionists everywhere.

 GLOSS VOLUPTÉ £22.00

A slick of gloss, in two attention-grabbing shades, to add extra dimension to your look.Voluptuous, sensual, in iconic fuchsia and orange. Statement colours for an eye-catching look.

ROUGE VOLUPTÉ SHINE £22.00

Four new spring shades inspired by bright, graphic, city colours, join the ever-renown Rouge Volupté Shine collection. Make a colour statement by mixing up the shades, one on each lip, or enjoy the potent pops of colour singly.

LA LAQUE COUTURE: THE LIMITED EDITIONS £19.00

The contrasting colours of the city come to life as a limited edition accessory: an orange inspired by street art; and an urban take on asphalt grey.

LA LAQUE COUTURE – N°80 BLANC ARTY £19.00

Perfect illuminating coverage, with a shiny finish, the white lacquer is surprisingly refreshing and offers a new take on spring nails.  Apply as one coat for an ultra-fresh look, or add two layers for extra sophistication. You can also apply it as a base coat, under your colour, to enhance the brilliance and strengthen the shade.

Prices from £19.00 - £42.50 Available nationwide now.

www.yslbeauty.co.uk 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topshop-New Season

This January, Topshop takes a fresh approach to the new season with four palette-cleansing essentials. From the structural shirt to the hi-gloss jean, the iconic brand has revived the classics for an elevated look that’s less about trends, and more about versatile staples to mix and match. Here, Topshop Creative Director and Vogue stylist, Kate Phelan, introduces the key pieces to invest in now.

The Structural Shirt

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“There’s lots of emphasis on sleeves – sleeve detailing, sleeve volume – you’ll start to see that everywhere. The gingham-oversized shirts really stand out.”

The Transitional Coat

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“A classic lightweight coat is essential. It is the best investment you could ever make. And this season? The ultra-classic trench looks right again.”

The New Sportswear

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“Sportwear has evolved into something much softer, embracing pastel palettes and feminine details”

The Standout Jeans

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"Stronger, tougher looks are key, with a focus on fabrications like
vinyl and plastic. Pieces like the hi-gloss jeans have a strong
graphic element."

Red Lips-The Colour of Spring 2017

Make like the beautiful Lily Collins and add a touch of drama to even the most princessy of looks with a statement red lip!

Lily Collins at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.

Lily Collins at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.

For centuries red lips have epitomised female beauty eventually becoming a make up bag staple in the 1940's and 50's thanks to screen sirens, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Rita Hayworth and 2017 looks set to be another year where we celebrate this make up classic. As seen on the likes of insta girls Gigi Hadid and Hailey Baldwin and the current crop of leading female talent including the stunningly beautiful Jenna Coleman, we've picked our favourite red lipsticks to keep you ahead of the game this spring/summer! Whether you're polished to perfection or working a relaxed look the red lip will keep you bang on trend this season. 

Clockwise from top left: Lancome £19, YSL £26, Maybelline £4.60, Mac Caitlyn Jenner £16.50, Nyx £5.65, Estée Lauder£25.50

Lets get Physical - Activewear for under £35

New Year, New You? Well if part of your lifestyle overhaul is stepping up your game in the fitness stakes we've got you covered with our pick of the best activewear available online and in store for under £35!

Clockwise from top left: Nike Trainers £32, John Lewis Support Bra £30,  Weareall Workout Leggings £8, Reebok Gym Bag £22, Green Lamb Hoodie £30, Boohoo Trainer £15, Adidas Sports Bra £14, Bonds Capri Leggings £35, Boohoo Sports Bra £12, River Island Joggers £15, HM Trainers £20, Puma Backpack £20, New Look Reflective jacket £27.99.

 

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