Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Show A Leg

Right, the autumn/winter season is kind of in full flow so we’re thinking about…Christmas! Ok, not strictly but we did happen to visit Urban Outfitters’ head office recently to view their Christmas collection. Very nice it was too with lots of black and lots of patent. In fact they assured us patent is going to be massive for autumn/winter– think wet-look totes and saddlebags in particular. Also big on the trend-o-meter is bright coloured tights. According to our insider at Urban Outfitters these will be the Palestinian scarves of the winter season. What else? Nu Grave is predicted (translation: glamorous goth) and shiny leggings…more of which to come.

Our next stop was teen paradise Tammy. Stop looking at us funny. Tammy is our secret shop where we go for super-cheap accessories and other irresistible bits and bobs. We accosted jersey buyer Jo Byrne for her predictions. Her big recommendation? Leggings! Yep, leggings are still kicking about but don’t stress. Tammy are rocking zip leggings for autumn/winter. Like, how fab is that? We can just see it, a cool slouchy mini dress, zip leggings, high-heeled shoe boots and a jaunty beret. Very nice indeed!

Pic: Emilio Pucci/www.vogue.com

Thursday, 23 August 2007

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Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Super Super

The newly madeover Superette store has reopened and we were invited to the opening soiree. Crunchy snacks and cherryade were enjoyed by all and we couldn’t resist nabbing some choice accessories for ourselves. Our haul included this cute airmail pencil-case-slash-make-up-bag (even though Navaz doesn’t need ANY more pencil cases) while Donna thought it would be right down rude to pass up the candy-coloured hair clips. Aren’t you just loving the knitted ice-creams and cakes? See for yourself at Superette, 66a Sclater Street, E1 or visit the online shop at www.ladyluckrulesok.com.

Monday, 20 August 2007

Eau No Jordan!

Today sees the launch of Jordan's, oh sorry, Katie Price's new scent Stunning. To quote the busty one, it smells "sweet and soft with hints of jasmine and mandarin". Mmm...!?!

So why are celebrity perfumes so popular? We sort of understand the A-list allure of Kylie and Kate's configurations and can just about justify the glamour that comes with smelling like a superstar singer (new one's include Gwen Stefani's "L", Prince 3121 and M by Maria Carey), but when it comes to the desire of smelling like a D-lister, we're just baffled!!!

Since bottles of Jade's Shhh were spectacularly banished from shelves, WAGS and reality stars have been quick to fill in the space. Coleen McCloughlin, Shilpa Shetty and now Jordan are stinking out the high-street this summer!

Enough already...

Sunday, 19 August 2007

Catwalk To High Street

Asos had their Christmas preview a few days ago and invited us to see the new collection. First they impressed us with a raft of new designer labels including the new Sienna-and-her-sister collection Twenty8Twelve (verdict: pretty good so far), then we checked out Asos Luxe, its slightly more high-end range (lots of sequins and French-style ruffly chiffon frocks) and then they showed us their in-house catwalk. WHAT??? Yes, they have a catwalk. In. Their. Office! How mad is that? The catwalk is used to show each item on a model in a live setting and it’s run with military precision. Asos has 200 new deliveries a week so that’s a lot of stuff to be photographed. All we know is if we had a catwalk in our office we would get zero work done. We’d be too busy practicing our Naomi Campbell swagger (sans stumble) on that runway. Work it girls!!

Friday, 17 August 2007

***Newsflash*** ***Newsflash*** ***Newsflash***

Hey, we told you! Printed denim's gonna be BIG and to prove it Cheap Mondays just showed these bonkers print jeans at Stockholm Fashion Week. Another crazy trend bubbling under right now? It's a bit sick but we're feeling clogs! Scoff you may but they're part of Gap's new autumn/winter collection and we think they might take off. (Er, we won't be wearing them though...)

Pic: www.style.com

Monday, 13 August 2007

Say Hello Wave Goodbye Part 2

Bib-front tops, Peter Pan collars, berets and duffle coats. This sweet exchange-student look is one part nerd, one part preppie and one part girly so have fun mixing it up. Where to start? Check out the designs of Charles Anastase, Sonia Rykiel and APC.

OK, coloured denim hasn’t totally run its course but if you want to get ahead of the curve check out printed denim as seen at People’s Market and Jeremy Scott for Ksubi.

It pains us to say it but those ugly stompy boots are gonna be everywhere for autumn. Chloe showed fugly boots on the runway while Agynes Deyn has been wearing nothing else all summer. Still loving your Vans? Keep hold of them, the Dr Martens trend will burn out faster than Lindsay Lohan’s career.

Thick woolly tights are set to be the most wearable trend of the coming months. Practical and cool? Yes please! Take your cue from Kirsten Dunst and team bold mustard tights with high heeled brogues or play safe with grey school tights (bulk-buy kids ones from Woolworths).

If rompersuits were the surprise trend of the summer then jodhpurs are surely the main contender for the ‘who knew?’ trend of the coming season. All it took is one designer – Nicholas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga - to show them on his catwalk and everyone’s gone bananas for them. Get the affordable version at Gap, Full Circle and Warehouse.

With a raft of top execs abandoning TopShop, attention is now on Asos to steal the limelight. Not only is it addressing petites and plus sizes, it’s selling premium brands like Chloe and Balenciaga and linking up with Patricia Fields (take that Kate Moss)!

Hot punchy pink is the colour we’ll all be wearing and not a moment too soon. Fluoro was fun while it lasted but hey, its time to move on. Find your fuchsia sheath dress at Preen or if you’re on a budget hit the high street for a fuchsia fix at Zara, Oasis or Warehouse.

Saturday, 11 August 2007

More Festival Fun

While getting our bearings at Mile End station we ran into David, singer with Tiger Dancers. He was waiting for his bandmate and let us hang out and chat with him groupie-style. Going by the Underage Festival MySpace page, yesterday’s event was a roaring success. Next year, we’re coming in with you…

Underage Festival

Yesterday dawned bright and beautiful for The Underage Festival in Victoria Park. Sadly, our press passes weren’t forthcoming but did we let that beat us? Hell no, we persevered down to Vicky Park to get what snaps we could outside the venue. (The age restriction was strictly 14-19 and fair enough, they were doing it for the kids ‘n’ all.) Getting there was a right palaver, we were sent on something of a wild goosechase betwixt Mile End and Bethnal Green but managed to snap three eighties-tastic fourteen year olds who showed us the way. Outside we accosted three too-cool-for-school guys – Jamie, Joe and Ali - who were a tad camera-shy but we soon got them posing like badass MFs. Seventeen year old Jack tried to play hard to get but like true paparazzis, we wouldn't rest until we got his photo. Well done us. Meanwhile, sixteen year old Roxanne worked her magic in head to toe monochrome - lovin' that hair!!

How gorgeous are Char and Tamlin? They were there to check out Crystal Castles and were ‘rocking a Sid n Nancy look’. Good work guys.

Three fluoro-teens

Jamie, Joe and Ali

Jack in black


Sin n Nancy stylee

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Festival fever

We're looking forward to Underage Festival at Victoria Park tomorrow. It's for 14-19 year olds and there's a host of fab bands on the agenda including Patrick Wolf, The Teenagers and Kitty, Daisy and Lewis. We'll be wandering around with a photographer to snap cool-looking rock chicks for this blog so if you're going, be nice to us!

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Guest Blogger #2: Make-up Artist Nadira Persaud

Sienna Miller's favourite make-up artist (and our mate) Nadira tells us which products we should be packing in our summer suitcases...

Palmers Cocoa Butter Bronze Sunless Tanner & Instant Bronzer SPF 15
Get a head start by using an instant tanner. It looks natural, protects skin and smells gorgeous too!

Glo Minerals Glo Reflection Cream Shadow in Golden Pearl
Won't crease in the heat and gives eyes a subtle shimmer.

Nivea CareGloss & Shine for Lips
Keep lips pouty with this pearlised gloss.

Biotherm UV protect spf 23+
Use this on your face and neck night or day, it has reflective particles which will enhance you summer glow.

Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara
If you can't live without mascara, this is a musthave poolside or on the beach!

Label M protein spray
This will strengthen and nourish you hair as well as protect it against UV and colour fade.

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