Super Sunday Fashion Round Up

Giles Deacon X Ann Summers

– An unlikely but interesting collaboration, Giles Deacon teams up with Ann Summers. I can’t help but admire an inspired lingerie and illustration combo. Fashion Lollipop.

– Rita Ora talk lippy, statement brows & Rimmel. Style.com.

Rita Ora

– Liberty London Girl has just launch a very glamorous competition to win a 5* luxury holiday to LA, New York & the British Virgin Islands in conjunction with Tumi. Make like Charlie and find that golden ticket….. LLG.

– Kate Moss X Topshop has landed- shop the collection before it sells out completely. Topshop.

– Alexander Wang X H&M…. say no more! H&M.

A week of colourful collaborations. Happy Bank Holiday.

Fashion News Catch Up

David Bailey T-shirts

Photographer and all round genius David Bailey teams up with The Bleach Room for a quirky t-shirt collection. Selfridges.

10 things that would have been quite nice to know before I graduated. My Daily.

Marc Jacobs pop-up Tweetshop opens Feb 7th during NYFW- social media as currency…. what’s not to love. DailyMail.

A sneaky peek at what’s in store for us at Fashion East LFW show. Fashion East.

A day in the life of Clare Hornby, founder of ME + EM, proving hard work really does pay off. Liberty London Girl.

Introducing the new Motilo Girls

Molito Girls

As if style tips from legendary Liberty London Girl wasn’t quite enough, Motilo have acquired a fresh set of style advisors for the new year.

Starting in January Lulu Kennedy, the ‘Godmother’ of young British talent, responsible for Fashion East, London’s most inspirational platform for up and coming designers. Susie Bubble, world-famous blogger with a quirky sense of style and a keen eye for a new trend. Style maverick and former ambassador for Chanel, Leigh Lezark with her gothic, edgy style, will all be sharing their wealth of experience on Motilo. Personalised style advice from a handful of the most stylish women on the planet…. er, yes please!

Sunday News Review

Monica Vinader

We’ve been shopping up a storm with some major pre-Christmas sales taking place this week. Put your purse away and check out what else has been happening in the last 7 days.

The girl with the best gift guides has to be Coco’s Tea Party. Christmas inspiration. Coco’s Tea Party.

Karlie Kloss explains how social media helped her nab the latest Coach campaign. Fashionista.com

Create your own personalised stack of Monica Vinader rings…. here’s my creation. Monica Vinader.

Five Five Fabulous makes DIY pop-up Christmas cards…. just follow the instructions. Five Five Fabulous.

If you haven’t had time to check-out Blogosphere Magazine with LLG on the cover, check it out now. LLG.

Blogger is not a dirty word…..

I avoid the ‘so what do you do’ conversation like the plague. It always results in raised eyebrows and confused nods. Blogging can’t really be a career choice, can it? Well actually yes…. it may not make you rich but it can be a ‘real’ job. During a chat session last year about blogging, someone asked Liberty London Girl aka Sasha Wilkins “You make it sound like a full-time job…. how do fit it in with other things (like earning a living)?” To which the ever witty LLG replied “This IS my full-time job!” -enough said.

Slowly attitudes are beginning to change towards bloggers. It’s nice to be invited to shows and snapped for ‘street style’ edits but it’s only recently that brands (or those in charge of  marketing) have really begun to appreciate the value bloggers offer. Yet bloggers seem to be infiltrating main stream fashion at every turn. Here’s a few examples of bloggers who are making their mark on the industry-

Liberty London Girl seems a sensible place to start. Last week the queen of social media popped up on the BBC, commentating on Royal fashion at Ascot.

ELLE magazine

– This week Sophie Osborne (editorial assistant at A Girl, A Style) starts her internship with ELLE. Sophie will be Editor for the October Interns edition of ELLE magazine.

– Jewelley duo Dannijo teamed up with Man Repeller Leandra Medine back in 2011 to design a capsule collection which sold like hot cakes. The latest MR Dannijo collection is on sale right now.

– Anna Hart the woman behind St Molton Street Style landed a role as marketing manager at Vestiaire Collective- a stylish role for a stylish lady.

So repeat after me… ‘Who run the world….. bloggers’

P.S Should point out that Sasha has commentated on Royal Ascot before in her previous role as editor before setting up LLG.

Reading List… FFH Online Loves

Reading List

Don’t panic, this isn’t anything like the dull reading lists at school. These are my top online reads, the sites I visit when I have 5 minutes to spare but be warned…. 5 minutes usually turns into 50- there just that darn good!

Fashion Monitor– These guys never miss a trick. Every launch, appointment, collaboration and any other type of industry news in bite-sized pieces.

Liberty London Girl– Needs no intro (unless you’ve been under a rock for last 7 years!). Sasha infamously broke the news about Kate Moss teaming up with Topshop and regularly features exclusives like a guided tour of Coco Chanel’s Parisian apartment. If you need a little good advice on fashion, beauty, baking or dachshunds- look no further.

MatchesFashion.com Style Report– Most children ask for sweets but when my mum went shopping I would always asked for the instore magazine. Instore magazines can be surprisingly good and inspirational. MatchesFashion.com Style Report is my current favourite including the informative style debate.

Prete Moi Paris– Delivers my weekly fix of Parisian chic and Melissa’s recommendations are essential reading for anyone planning on a stylish trip to the French capital.

Really Ree– Handles all my beauty needs. I can pretty much guarantee any product you’re thinking of buying… Really Ree will have tried it out. Never buy another beauty product without checking here first.

Vogue– The fashion bible brings order to my life. Every note-worthy fashion and beauty event from around the globe, chronologically ordered so you never miss anything. EVER.

Wish, Wish, Wish– Sometimes you come across another blogger who inspires you to up your game. It’s not easy admitting that someone else is doing what you do but doing it better. Carrie inspires me to improve the photo’s on Fashion Follows Her. The images on Wish, Wish, Wish are amazing. Simple objects shot in a way that captures the theme of the post and brings the text to life.

Enjoy.x

Weekend Refresh…..

Five Faves

Oh my fashion fillies it has been a busy week…..

– Conde Nast close Easy Living print publication after eight years, opting to go digital only. Is this the shape of things to come? The Guardian.

– Selfridges to open a drive-through, order online and pick up from a McDonald’s style drive-through…. yes, really! Huffington Post.

– J-Crew to open a pop-up store in London, who doesn’t like a little pop-up action?! Elle.

– Sasha (Liberty London Girl) lives every girls dream…… invited by Chanel to spend 24 hours in Paris and visit Mademoiselle Chanel’s personal apartment. Liberty London Girl.

– Amy Odell keeps us up to date with all the Met Gala fashion drama- this year there was a punk theme. Buzz Feed.

 

Five Faves…. Saturday Warm Up

If you can tear yourself away from all the chocolate and Easter egg munching, take a look at these….

– Fashion Foie Gras founder Emily Johnston gives some invaluable advice about blogging. Red Magazine.

Mary Katrantzou

– The much-anticipated Mary Katrantzou for Current/Elliott collection launches over at my.wardrobe.com. Vogue.

– Matches interview the lovely Emma Hill, creative director at Mulberry. Matches

Mulberry mini

– Sasha Wilkins’ (Liberty London Girl) whips up a batch of Easter egg brownies….yummy. Liberty London Girl.

-Stella McCarntey is awarded an OBE…..Congrats. Telegraph.

Have a fabulous Easter.xx

Five Faves….. Saturday Warm Up

5 fav posts

Tatty Devine team up with Louise Gray for a six piece collection- expect bold shapes and eye-popping colours. Vogue.

The Lovely LLG (Sasha) hosts part 2 of The Books that Built Us- tea, cake, good books and fabulous company. LLG.

Lily Pebbles demonstrates just how many looks can be created from my most favourite Urban Decay palette. What I Heart Today.

Rihanna announces plans to launch her next, much-anticipated River Island collection at London Fashion Week. Digital Spy.

Raf Simons’ proves there’s really nothing he can’t do- collaborating with sportswear brand Adidas on a collection of trainers. Grazia.

Top tutorials @ Red Online

I have to admit I’m selective about who I take advice from. If I’m going to take advice it makes sense to consult with a professional who is at the top of their game. unfortunately finding someone willing and able to take time out of their busy day is almost impossible (which I fully understand, it takes time and dedication to run an empire!!). The lovely people at Red magazine, who are all about empowering women, are running a series of live Q&A sessions with a range of high-profile industry experts. So far Red have featured Brix Smith Smart, Kelly Hoppen and Jane Sherderson, to name a few- the transcripts of these sessions are available to view online. Personally I popped along to Liberty London Girls’ master class a couple of weeks ago and picked up a barrage of tips on running a successful fashion blog. I can best describe the experience as an opportunity to peek behind the scenes of a much-loved and respected brand. The session was frantic, informative and a little bit intimidating as Sasha aka Liberty London Girl drew in quite a crowd. This friday at 1pm Julie Deane will be discussing how she set up the Cambridge Satchel Company. Go along, I promise you will learn something. Below are a few tips on how to get the most out of the sessions.

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