Wednesday, 29 February 2012

I AM KNOW I THE QUEEN SPRING SUMMER 2012 JEWELLERY COLLECTION.





 This SS12 sees the launch of the English inspired luxury jewellery brand I Know The Queen.





Each piece from I Know The Queen has been hand crafted from a mixture of vintage and contemporary components, combining the charm and romance of old style glamour with a fresh modern attitude to create a unique statement look. 

I Know The Queen takes inspiration from old family heirlooms, trinkets and royal and historical treasures intertwined with industrial and contemporary metalwork. 






The collection is available from www.iknowthequeen.com  Prices range from £35 to £270. 
Sparkle and GO!

CHARLES TYRWHITT INTRODUCES ITS NEW SPRING SUMMER 2012 COLLECTION

CHARLES TYRWHITT FLAGSHIP STORE ON 92 JERMYN STREET.
www.ctshirts.co.uk
I am a lover of good quality shirt so is every other man.

So therefore it was a delight when I was (28th February, 2012) invited to the Charles Tyrwhitt flag ship store on 92 Jermyn Street for the preview of their spring summer 2012 collection. And inparticular to talk about their shirt collection.
Cotton and silk, silver and steel. A man must wear the best.

Charles Tyrwhitt offers classic tailoring with a modern twist, and accessories to match.

Look at the stitching, to begin. Every detail, through the collar, shoulder and sleeve, is hand-tailored to match your fit. There are no standard sizes, and you will find a size and shape that matches your form.

The collar frames the face, and Tyrwhitt pays especial detail to the style and structure of the collar. Full cotton, fully stitched, and structured so that it does not flop during the day, the Tyrwhitt collar will make every face a Rembrandt portrait.

The office done and dusted, the weekend arrives. Tyrwhitt brings out a different range that segues nicely into Saturday with checks, pastels and brogues for a smart brunch. Leave the horse behind, and go for a hike. The country needs some colour. Exquisitely tailored casuals with structure bring St James's into Shropshire.

Check Charles Tyrwhitt. It's a fantastic given.

Also check their online store www.ctshirts.co.uk   which is another easy means you can shop. And there is always satisfaction guaranteed.

Go!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

THE PERIGOLD BLAZER

www.perigold.co.uk
This short sleeve blazer by Perigold collection is a crafted 'woodin' fabric which is one hundred percent rich in cotton.

It features a one button with an open deep v neck front with a cropped short sleeve.

This piece is a must have from start to finish.

Wear it. 

For Sales and press contact:

Evelyn Amapdu

Tel: 0798835 3645 / 07765 004246

Email: evelynampadu@yahoo.co.uk

Saturday, 25 February 2012

STYLISTPICK POP UP SHOP - CHERYL COLE

Cheryl Cole launches the first ever Stylistpick pop up shop at Westfield London with an exclusive signing for her fans

Cheryl met her loyal fans and chatted to them about her exclusive Stylistpick capsule shoe collection at a special signing held in the pop up store.

Cheryl commented, ‘It’s been really lovely to meet my fans who are such an inspiration to me. I hope they enjoy the shoes I have designed as much as I enjoyed creating them.’

This is the first time the online accessories retailer has opened a pop-up shop with all the treats customers of the brand have come to expect. Cheryl’s hugely successful debut Stylistpick collection, featuring signature pumps, ankle and biker boots, is on sale in store, alongside Stylistpick's own range of bags and shoes. There will also be in store appearances by the brand's celebrity stylists who curate the online collection for members and Stylistpick will be photographing cool looking customers and posting their pictures in store and online.

NOTE: The Stylistpick pop-up shop is open until 10h March at Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush), 1st Floor, between Topshop and Debenhams. The next Cheryl Cole collection launches in April.

Friday, 24 February 2012

MARTINE ROSE AND JAMES LONG CAT COLLABORATION FOR LONDON FASHION WEEK A/W 2012

Martine Rose and James Long backstage and show previewing the Cat Footwear collaboration boots.


James Long A/W 2012
http://vimeo.com/37257809


Martine Rose A/W2012
http://vimeo.com/37253408


Film by  Santiago A

CUBA CHARLES MEETS MARK THOMAS TAYLOR

Mark Thomas Taylor (MTT) London and Me (Cuba Charles)
Mark Thomas Taylor is the man behind the menswear label MTT LONDON (www.markthomastaylor.com) 

I happened to meet Mark Thomas one night in the West End of London and it was such a delight as we had little chat about fashion, his label and the various charities he is involved in which I was surprised to hear and wanted to know more.

 Good on him for giving something back to the under privileged community.

Now here are some facts about this young designer - Mark Thomas Taylor...

>> Born in the united Kingdom to an english father and Thai mother.

>>Travelled the world and that's where most of his inspiration comes from when it comes to designing his collection.

>> Noted for his trademark eye catching colours for his menswear - shirts, T shirts, vest and denim trousers - MTT brings funkiness, youthfulness and effortless style to his collection . Let just say MTT brings colour in the menswear no matter what the season is.
MTT Spring/Summer 12

>> Also, a certain percentage of every MTT item  purchased is donated to the Anglo Thai Foundation (ATF). A foundation MTT spoke passionately about.

>> And this donation goes to improving the life's of the less fortunate children in Thailand in terms of providing education, clean water and food. 

This is the link to the charity MTT supports if you would to know more. www.anglo-thai.org

>> As I was personally informed, MTT London accessory range is going to be the next thing in the designer's pipeline. Can't wait to get my hands one.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

ENERGIE SPRING SUMMER 12 ROUNDUP


ENERGIE SS12 Round Up


With Spring just around the corner, update your wardrobe with the new SS12 collection from Italian menswear brand ENERGIE. ENERGIE’s SS12 collection is awash with bleached colour, graphic prints and a mix of pastel tones perfectly reflective of this seasons trends. 
This fashion forward collection consists of a mix of neutral and pastel tone tee’s and preppy influenced shirting, whilst the shorts range from colourful checks to sleek tailored styles to create the perfect transition from day to evening.

Once again denim forms a cornerstone of ENERGIE’s DNA for SS12, which can be seen in the ever-expending jeans collection, ranging from slim to easy fit styles and available in a mix of washes and strong colour ways.   

New to SS12 is ENERGIE’s denim shirting range, creating an effortlessly cool yet contemporary look with various styles, ranging from a bleached effect to polka dot pattern, Another transitional piece is the relaxed fit chino, a fun and lightweight alternative to the jean that succeeds in creating a soft silhouette for a cool summer look.

BRAND NEW LOUISE ROE COLLECTION AT STYLISTPICK.

LOUISE ROE pays homage to her seventies style icons in her S/S accessories collection, now available exclusively from stylistpick.com


The Collection, named after LAURNE HUTTON, BRIDGETTE BARDOT and TALITHA GETTY, reflects Louise's love of bold brights and killer heels which combine the ultimate 'shout' shoes. 


To compliment the footwear Louise has designed a jewellery range of a statement ring and necklace and golden friendship bracelet to add glamour to any outfit.




STYLISTPICK LAUNCHES POP-UP STORE IN WESTFIELD LONDON.

  Online retailer Stylistpick have opened the doors to their Westfield London pop-up shop ahead of a fan signing session by Cheryl Cole on Friday 24th February, 5.30pm-7.30pm.

The pop-up shop runs until March 10th with in store activity including Q&A sessions from Grace Woodward, Louise Roe launching her exclusive S/S Collection and trend presentations from the Stylistpick team.

GO!


Tuesday, 21 February 2012

PROSE A/W 12-13 CATWALK SHOW - LONDON FASHION WEEK.

The collection is inspired by certain materials which are of interest to the designer and the AW12 collection all started with a blue curtain. 


It was destroyed and cut into pieces to create something new along with woven shoe leather that has been dyed after the weave process, and enweaved where a beautiful pattern arises and the fringes look like.


ENJOY!



PROPHETIK AUTUMN WINTER 2012 CATWALK SHOW - LONDON FASHION WEEK.

COLLECTION| Prophetik AW12



LAND'S END LOVES TWIN SET







This coming spring, it’s all about bright colours and fine knits. Lands’ End this season  have some of the best fine gauge knitwear in 5 eye catching spring colours. With ladylike glamour being one of the biggest trends this season the classic twin set is the perfect addition for your spring wardrobe. 

Made from the finest American supima cotton, which has longer fibres to create a smoother finish and a longer lasting depth of colour.

Monday, 20 February 2012

CORRIE NEILSON AUTUMN WINTER 2012 - LONDON FASHION WEEK

'The Lady - CORRIE NEILSON - Who Has Brought Couture To The Forefront Of Fashion'.


I started my first day at London Fashion week by  viewing the catwalk show of Corrie Neilson AW 12 collection. 


The inspiration for her AW 12 collection came from the Scottish highlands said Corrie - and with her scottish ancestry.


It was a show I truly enjoyed for its sheer of true creativity. Watch the show below and have a feel of it.


ENJOY!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

OTHER CRITERIA LAUNCH MISHA WORLD SILK SCARVES.


This spring, the 15th of March marks the launch of Misha World limited edition scarves exclusively at Other Criteria.  Through this series artist Misha Milovanovich has taken the square frame and poured in fantasy fashion.  A Spring Summer 12 statement piece or a day-wear daydream, Misha World has created a collection to choose from.   

Each scarf’s artwork is realised in Italian silk twill, and the 10 unique designs come in editions of 200.  Misha World takes inspiration from the spheres of art, music, fashion, and travel; from Allen Ginsberg’s poetry to Jazz, 60s prints and Pop culture, all combine like a Japanese anime of shattered colour blocks.    

With Misha’s painterly background, unique sweet and sour colour combinations work against black and white backgrounds.  In the range of ten, the wearer can choose from the blazing prints of power pastels and sherbets, or the tribal geometric block borders of another.  Jazz influences speak through a cacophony of colour in graphic deco-shapes whilst Manga-style eyes seem to look to the future.  Through these scarves art historical figures from the likes of Picasso and Mondrian meet with fashion’s forefather of print Emilio Pucci to form the ultramodern designs of Misha World.  This spring’s scarf collection captures the best of retro, awakens new colour consortiums and forms part of the covetable wardrobe. 

Whether Candy Warrior, Rio, Mellow Yellow, London Life, Ipanema, Picasso, Good Times Are Coming, Mr Toasty, Le Bien Le Mal or Mr Baddy, each design exudes personality and versatility, perfectly described by Misha as ‘having a scarf with many different lives, almost like a friend’.

Misha World silk scarves will be available exclusively in the UK at Other Criteria, 14 Hinde St, London W1 and online at www.othercriteria.com, priced at £325. Also exhibited as part of the window display will be a sculpture and print by the artist.

ROSE AND JAMES LONG COLLECTIONS TO DEBUT AT LONDON FASHION WEEK.


CAT Footwear will be showcasing two highly anticipated designer collaboration collections during London Fashion Week AW 12, with emerging menswear designers Martine Rose and James Long. Both collections will be exclusively previewed during the designers NEWGEN MEN Salon and Fashion Forward shows and will draw inspiration from Cat Footwear’s workwear heritage.

THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED. 
CAT FOOTWEAR X  MARTINE ROSE AW12

CAT FOOTWEAR AW12 X  JAMES LONG 

CAT FOOTWEAR AW12 X  MARTINE ROSE
CAT FOOTWEAR AW 12 X  MARTINE ROSE

CAT FOOTWEAR AW 12 X  JAMES LONG

Thursday, 9 February 2012

ELLE STYLE AWARDS 13TH FEBRUARY 2012 TO BE HOSTED BY ALEXA CHUNG


  
Now in its 15th year, the prestigious Elle Style Awards are renowned as the “Fashion Oscars” celebrating the most stylish stars, the brightest emerging talent and fashion’s greatest achievers.  

This year, the awards will take place at the Savoy Hotel, London, which since its refurbishment and re-opening in 2010 has once again become the jewel in London’s crown.

Alexa Chung is a previous winner of both the coveted ELLE Editor’s Choice Award and the TV Star Award. Alexa is currently working in the US presenting new fashion show 24 Hour Catwalk, having recently joined the likes of Samantha Cameron, Laura Bailey and Poppy Delevingne as a British Fashion Council Ambassador.

Alexa Chung comments: “I'm very excited to be hosting the Elle style awards for the fourth time. It's always a great night and amazing to be in the same room as so many fashion gods!”

Jenny Dickinson, Acting Editor says: “Alexa is a favourite with ELLE readers for her iconic and effortless sense of style. She is a role model for this generation of ELLE women and we are thrilled that she will be our host again this year.”  

Meribeth Parker, Group Publishing Director, Luxury Group, Hearst Magazines UK says: “We are delighted that Alexa has agreed to host the ELLE Style Awards. As a style ambassador to the British Fashion Council and a true fashionista, Alexa is the perfect person to host the awards. Not only is she a style icon and a great role model for young fashion-conscious women in the UK, but she’s also graced the cover of ELLE Magazine - the biggest selling fashion magazine in the world – no less than three times.”

Emeli Sandé, the soulful Scottish songstress, recently announced as the winner of the Critics Choice Award at the upcoming BRIT awards, will also be performing to the star-studded audience. Emeli is a favourite with music industry insiders having previously written for artists including Cheryl Cole, Leona Lewis and Tinie Tempah.  She will be joined on stage by fellow BRIT nominee Professor Green, to perform their number one single ‘Read All About It’.

Previously at the ELLE Style Awards, British style icons such as Naomi Campbell, Carey Mulligan, Thandie Newton, Agyness Deyn, and Victoria Beckham, have graced the red carpet alongside Hollywood’s elite. Celebrities such as Charlize Thereon, Kristen Stewart, Mickey Rourke, Matt Dillon, Penelope Cruz, and Clare Danes have all supported the ELLE Style Awards over the past 15 years.  Winners in 2011 included Tom Ford, Christopher Kane, Natalie Portman, Stephen Dorff, Emma Watson and Helena Christensen.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

FRANCISCO VAN BENTHUM FALL/WINTER 2012-13.


Francisco VAN BENTHUM

High-end barely touches it.

Arnhem was the beginning, and the shadows and silhouettes echo the sunset of a Dutch evening.

Swiss poplin is a signature statement, utility clothing is a given, and style is a must.

There is a panoply of fabrics, winter linen, summer cottens, autumn wools, spring silks. Every season is represented.

Everything here is hand-tailored and designed with care.

Go and explore the world of VAN BENTHUM.

I have, and it was sheer enjoy and pleasure.


Francisco collection is stocked in Browns, Closet Case on 45 Brewer street, London among other places.


Monday, 6 February 2012

4711 - THE OLDEST COLOGNE IN THE WORLD SPONSORS MATTHEW WILLIAMSON LONDON FASHION WEEK A/W12 CATWALK SHOW

4711
It's been announced that 4711 is sponsoring Matthew Williamson's catwalk show at this year's at LFW A/W12. 

Pleasing to the ears as it was, it brought back memories of the shoot I did using the product (4711). 

What a coincidence? Looking forward to the show. Pleasure!



Cult fragrance is a miracle. 8th October 1792 is the origin, fountainhead, the source. Drawn from the tradition, the inspiration, the well-head of the Carthusians; a young german merchant took it to the world.

The distinctive number of the fragrance was the result of a barbaric military occupation. In order to prevent revealing his secret formula, Wilhelm Muelhens gave it solely for use outside the human body.

4711 Echt Kolnisch Wasser

No other liquid product is solely presented in an hexagonal flask. No other liquid product conveys such a sense of history. No other liquid product will give you such satisfaction.

The design of the container is delightful, as well. Touches of gold and red are subtle, but distinctive.

This liquid is on the same pedestal as Talisker, fine Armagnac, Icelandic spring water, and classic Bass.

Ingredients mix orange, lemon and bergamot, then rosemary and lavendar work their calming magic.

Bitter oranges revive the skin.

Spend thirty minutes with this fluid. You will change the world.


Styling - Cuba Charles . Photography - Eugene Weat. Photography Assistant - Robyn Maybank. Make-up - Yves Wu. Hair Stylist - Evan . Models - Nick and Jenis.

Nick is wearing -  Shawl Collar Dress Suit- Slim fit, Shirt, Bow Tie and Red Handkerchif - Crombie Ltd - www.crombie.co.uk

Jenis is wearing  Black One Shoulder Dress by Joseph Ribkoff