Saturday, 30 April 2011

FASHION AND STYLE: When The Night Falls

FASHION AND STYLE: When The Night Falls

When The Night Falls

When the night falls, I will be the only one standing in the room. 
That was the theme of the night. Capture the moment, I say! Pleasure!
Thats Me (Charles Ampadu) in the Dark still shinning.


FASHION AND STYLE: Karl Lagerfeld Launches His Latest Collection For Diet Coke In Paris.

FASHION AND STYLE: Karl Lagerfeld Launches His Latest Collection For Diet Coke In Paris.

Karl Lagerfeld Launches His Latest Collection For Diet Coke In Paris.


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In this exclusive video, world renowned fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld celebrates with supermodel Lily Cole at the launch of his latest designs in Paris - this time lending his creative eye and flair to three limited edition bottles for Diet Coke.
 
Karl Lagerfeld and Lily Cole partied in true style at the glamorous event, which included the cream of the fashion world and an interview with the guest of honour himself. The iconic designer and photographer was even flanked on each side by Lagerfeld replicas bringing a sense of fun to the proceedings.
 
Karl Lagerfeld reveals how his design perfectly encapsulates the Diet Coke ‘lighter approach to fashion’. For this exclusive collection, he adds a playful and light dimension by capturing the humorous and fun personalities of each of the Diet Coke girls, through each of the bottles.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2011

The man of the moment Roberto Cavalli has done it again with Spring/Summer 2011 collection and what we as men need to wear this season.

The silk trousers came in intricate prints and it is left to flow freely and comfortable in the early evening breeze.
A few pieces of his Spring/ Summer 11 collection has a more modest approach. most notably a gracious suede jacket with Nehru collars. But it is of course the sartorial hedonism that we love Roberto Cavalli.

You can never go wrong with wearing Roberto Cavalli.


FASHION AND STYLE: THE BIKER JACKET TREND

FASHION AND STYLE: THE BIKER JACKET TREND

THE BIKER JACKET TREND



Often than not as a stylist I always enjoy how some trends never go out of fashion. I came across this 1970s vintage biker jacket and immediately I had to own it. The thing with the biker jacket is, they always have to look and play the part.

Biker jacket trend is always going strong every season... from Burberry, Balmain to Todd Lynn to name a few. The biker jacket has transcended into fruition every season. It is always easy to play around with it either dressing it up or down. One can always go crazy with this trend. It has no boundaries.

Model - Mike
Fashion stylist - Charles Ampadu.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

FASHION AND STYLE: Travel In Style With Zanacco Holdall

FASHION AND STYLE: Travel In Style With Zanacco Holdall

Travel In Style With Zanacco Holdall

Travel in Style is something I often talk about and like to do. There is nothing so shabby to be seen fumbling and jiggling with bags. That is not a good look and one should deter from that.

www.zanacco.com
The Zanacco eco - leather holdall bag beats the rest. It's a very manageable and easy to carry. I call it the all purpose bag. It's tough, stylish, versatile and definitely stands out.  The creator had traveling in style in mind for sure. Go!



STOCKISTS

WOLF AND BADGER
NOTTING HILL, LONDON

ETERNO
CONDUIT STREET, LONDON

GREENS OF SUNNINGDALE
SUNNINGDALE, BERKSHIRE

JOHN GOODWIN
WINDSOR

BIEN CACHÉ
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

FASHION AND STYLE: TIME2 LAUNCH EVENT.

FASHION AND STYLE: TIME2 LAUNCH EVENT.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

TIME2 LAUNCH EVENT.


www.time2.co.uk



I was delighted to be invited to the Time2 champagne tea party to celebrate the Royal Wedding and the summer drop of watches in the Long Arce Flagship store. It was also to celebrate the best of British with new collections from good old Burberry and Links of London.

Time2 fashion buyer, keira Payne-Gibbs talked us through a whole new range of watch collection. 
I will take this opportunity to thank Time2 for the Royal Goodie present.
Pop into the store and and pick up yourself a watch the will put you in a class of your own.



Tuesday, 26 April 2011

FASHION AND STYLE: BRAIN CLARKE SPRING/ SUMMER 2011

FASHION AND STYLE: BRAIN CLARKE SPRING/ SUMMER 2011

BRAIN CLARKE SPRING/ SUMMER 2011

I came across this outstanding  Men's brand - BRIAN CLARKE, the man behind the brand- on my press day in the Savoy Hotel and immediately I was drawn to it.


Brian Clarke the designer as I was told by lizparry.co.uk has a compelling imagination and for his Spring / Summer 2011 he takes the 'repressed gentleman' as his muse. He also takes his influence for this current season from the old Etonian mentality and the dying breed of gentlemen.


English heritage is a big plus throughout his Spring / Summer 11 right to the core. There is also a tougher undercurrent that threatens  to undercut the collections' tranquility.


Also in this SS11 collection is a bib-fronted pinstripe shirts with matching dickie-bows are toughened up by diagonal zipped nappa leather jacket in black or deep plum, plaid shirts are paired with cropped-below-the-knee suit trousers and twisted brogue ankle boots.


Here are are some of his SS11 collection. I hope he puts up show at London Fashion week. It will be worth seeing. 


Brian Clake's collection can also be purchased online @ www.brianclarkemenswear.com








FASHION AND STYLE: Versatile Apparel 'Made In Italy... Corrupted in London'. Launch Party.

FASHION AND STYLE: Versatile Apparel 'Made In Italy... Corrupted in London'. Launch Party.

Versatile Apparel 'Made In Italy... Corrupted in London'. Launch Party.

www.versatileapparel.com

19th April, 2011


Neal Street in Covent Garden has been braced with a new flagship store called the Versatile Apparel - 'Made in London... Corrupted In London'. Pleasure!


The Launch saw  London's Fashion people, the media/press, Fashions buyers, 'IT" boys and girls and cool invited guest, who came down to be part of the successful opening of the store by Steven Harrison-Dix ( co-founder) and Steve Turner (Designer)



Champagne and cocktails  flowed as the invited guest looked through the new collection. There were so many items that caught me eye in the accessories range and that is the leather holdall or the better still the weekend bag. For someone like me who likes traveling light and in style, that is a must-have.


Versatile Apparel collection ranges from premium denim, accessories and summery knits. All the collections are 'Made in Italy and Corrupted in London'... How nice and catching is that?


I look forward their longevity in the fashion capital - London for  sure. Go!
Invited Guest.
Clotheshorse
Mr DJ 









FASHION AND STYLE: FILTHY GORGEOUS LAUNCHES NAIL COLLECTION

FASHION AND STYLE: FILTHY GORGEOUS LAUNCHES NAIL COLLECTION

FILTHY GORGEOUS LAUNCHES NAIL COLLECTION

www.filthygorgeouslondon.com


Filthy Gorgeous London the trendsetting beauty services has launched its first nail collection which is available exclusively at Debenhams in London, Glasgow and online at www.debenhams.com


Consisting of 31 shades including top and base coat, the line include a plethora of shades that will leave any girl dying for a manicure.


The Filthy Gorgeous nail polish collection has been designed to include the perfect mix of classic and most loved shades combined with on- trend and mush have colours.


The nail polish is of a professional quality, high performance formula with exceptional durability and maximum protection. 


To get a little scientific here the nail polish is properly balanced with resin, plasticizer and nitrocellulose to provide a durable film that offers initial high-gloss and retention shine.


What sets Filthy Gorgeous apart from the rest is the cool added touch with a detachable Filthy Gorgeous plectrum which is also used in their vintage jewellery range. And this can be used as bag charm, key ring, charm bracelet or added to a necklace to give you the rock chic kind of look.


Nail polish is another form of accessory, to have it can really go a long way to enhancing as well as updating your look.


Apart from the nails, Filthy Gorgeous combines a menu of 'QUICK & SLICK' essential services with an irresistible mix of beauty Discoveries and accessories.


It is the place for girls and their girlfriends to get ready for a special occasion, first date or simply get their monthly treatments.


And guys, you can always have you manicure done. 


 
Electrifying Colours.
More Spring/Summer Colours.
Trying on the Sample Jewellery. Pleasure!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

FASHION AND STYLE: ADIDAS AUTUNM/WINTER 2011 PRESS DAY

FASHION AND STYLE: ADIDAS AUTUNM/WINTER 2011 PRESS DAY

ADIDAS AUTUNM/WINTER 2011 PRESS DAY

 The Adidas Autumn / Winter  2011 collection boost of a wide range of colours.
There is modern vintage  Adidas collection where the fabric has been treated to give it a vintage feel and silhouettes  
The collection can also boost of padded sleeveless tops,
Shirts with three stripes seams which has never been done before,
Packer jacket with detachable lining, that comes in various colours,
Puffer jacket with the 70s inspired and has a hip pop and rectro feel to it.

The collection also has colorado cut up and this can be seen in almost all the range.
The Blue Collection is the biggest with the original Adidas collection. And this ranges from T shirt, knitwear, Denim etc.  The Blue collection is commercial and comes subtle and unexpected from Adidas.

There is also the Tokyo design collection,
Skater range life style range, which consist of T shirts, zip up tops

The Autumn/ Winter footwear range has a lot to offer and they have so many colours to choose from. An outdoor inspiration - the rocks, forest green, highlands. 
There are also timeless triple stripes Adidas trainers which comes in various colours.

Not forgetting Jeremy Scott's who takes a classic Adidas silhouette and plays around with it.

The Women's range has a slimmer cut and silhouette. 
They have the yoga range as well

L-R Paul Brady- Press Officer, Myself And Anna- Press Assistant.





Jeremy Scott

Jeremy Scott

High-tops By Adidas