Category: Fashion

Versace launches emoji app & matching collection 

versace-launches-emoji-app-and-emoji-t-shirt-collection-300x300This may sounds like random news, but Versace is launching an Emoji app this Valentines Day in which the iconic Medusa is a smiley face with a range of different playful expressions and styles.

The app can be used to embellish photos from your library, or to create original images using a wide range of emoji stickers, backgrounds, filters and text colour options.

The celebrate the app, which is free, and available for both iOS and Android, Versace has created a capsule collection of Versace Emoji t-shirts, printed with the Medusa Emoji wearing sunglasses or with the Medusa Emoji having hearts for eyes.

It comes in black and white, for both men and women, and will be available in Versace boutiques worldwide as well as online.

As the new app and t-shirt collection launch this Valentine’s Day, fans are invited to use the hashtag #VersaceSharesLove on all their Versace Emoji photo creations.

And who thought your photos could get ANYMORE fashionable huh?

Valentines Day: 10 gifts under £10 [for her]

chocIt’s cropped up again, yes that day that no one really likes but EVERYONE talks about… Valentines Day!

Couples hate it because its forced romance and it means forking out for a gift, and single people loath it because it reminds them the only love of their life waiting at home for them is their Netflix account.

HOWEVER I have some good news for you. I have created a guide of 10 fantastic gifts under £10 that are are awesome and also won’t break the bank either. So guys, either treat your lady, or women get sending links to your date, mate or even just buy it for yourself (you deserve it!).

These great items start with the yummy Hotel Chocolat Salted Caramel chocolates (top right) that are guaranteed to have anyone drooling and are a bargain at just £3.75.

You can check out the rest of my V-day picks below…

Happy shopping & have a happy love day on Sunday please, whatever your relationship status!

Sam x

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  1. Red Contrast Trim Lace Brazilian Briefs, New Look, £3.99 
  2. Pink Polaroid Photo Frame, New Look, £4.99
  3. Little Book Of Chat Up Lines Book, ASOS, £5.99 
  4. Valentines Glitter A5 Notebook, Paperchase, £7 
  5. Brushed Tartan Scarf, Boohoo, £4
  6. Happy Jackson Big Love Mug, Debenhams, £8
  7. Nails in Bittersweet, Topshop, £5
  8. Gold Arrow Ring, Urban Outfitters, £6
  9. Grow Your Own Birthflower, NotOnTheHighStreet.com, £7.50 

Bargain of the day: ASOS pink unicorn socks!

image1xxlStorm Imogen may be ruining our hair do’s and it may be a Monday, however if there is anything that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face it is a bargain.

And this bargain comes in the form of pink glittery unicorn socks that cost just £3 from ASOS.

As well as warming up your toesies in this rubbish weather, they are also guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Shop away and before you know it, it will be Friday again (I promise!)

Sam x

Mango names Kendall as face of new S/S16 campaign

mango-names-kendall-jenner-as-face-of-ss16-campaign-300x200High street fashion brand Mango have announced that Kendall Jenner will be the new face of its spring/summer 2016 campaign, MANGO presents Tribal Spirit.

The campaign will be the first of four trends to be showcased in advertising campaigns this spring/summer 2016.

Mango will be launching a new ad campaign every month, based on fast fashion. This will feature a current trend of the moment together with the face that the company thinks best defines it.

Tribal Spirit is based on “uncontained beauty and cultural fusion, typical of the wildest savannah”, according to the Mango, which they think Kendall perfectly represents.

The campaign will be visible on the streets and on the brand’s various advertising platforms from February 1.

Xmas Gift Guide: £10 and under

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Considering it is now December, it’s time to get buying presents for your loved ones if you haven’t already…

However, with grans, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, mums, dads and friends and colleagues to buy for, it can get rather expensive! This is why I’ve created this gift guide for 10 items at £10 or under to mean you can get more pressies for your money!

It’s also the perfect solution for all those secret santas you end up getting roped into!

Happy shopping and I hope you find something you like!

Sam x

1. ‘Dream Big’ neon notebook, Topshop, £3.50

2. Jack Wills mug, £9.50

3. Photomug, Mustard, £10 

4. Hot Cookie mug warmer, Mustard, £10

5. Snap fish eye lens, Topshop, £5

6. Korres Wild Rose Mini Brightening Kit, Debenhams, £8.50

7. 12 Portly Penguins, Hotel Chocolat, £7 

8. Cubic Zirconia Triangle Necklace, Miss Selfridge, £10 

9. Alphabet scented candle, NotOnTheHighstree.Com, £6.99

10 Pug Mug, IWWOT, £7.99

M&S and Misguided win at Drapers Awards

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Winners at the 2015 Drapers Awards last night (26 November) included Marks & Spencer’sMisguided and House of Fraser. 

The awards, which are in their 25th year celebrate those in fashion retailing. They took place at at Old Billingsgate in London and were attended by more than 800 people in the industry.

House of Fraser took home the best store design award for its Jolly’s of Bath premises, whilst Misguided won the fashion pure-play etailer of the year. 

Marks and Spencer’s meanwhile was triumphant as fashion retailer of the year – consumer choice and White Stuff was named as best place to work.
You can see a full list of the winners here.

Well done to all the winners!

Ted Baker launches activewear collection

ted bakerTed Baker has announced it is getting all sporty by introducing an activewear collection.

The ten-piece collection, which is available now, is based around maroon/rose tones and floral patterns. It is made from special sports fabrications, so it is actually useful on a run, or down the gym!

Featured in the collection, is leggings, sports vests and sports bras that will all help you look fabulous whilst working up a sweat.

Check out the collection on the Ted Baker website here.

Fashion News: Foxes Announced as New Face of H&M

foxesH&M have announced that Foxes will be the new face of one of their fashion ranges.

The sassy singer has posed for a series of shots in LA for the fashion brand, which will be used for their Divided autumn 2015 collection.

The collection will feature a range of items, including bootcut jeans, miniskirts, slogan tees and varsity sweatshirts. It will be available in-store and online from July.

Talking about the brand’s choice to choose the 26-year-old starlet,H&M’s head of design Pernilla Wohlfahrt said: “Foxes has the perfect style for this campaign. Her effortless look is so inspiring. It’s about a mix of fun pieces that can be worn together in so many different ways.”

Foxes also commented: “It was so much fun shooting the H&M campaign. The clothing has tons of character, which means you can really play with the looks and the best thing is it all still feels like me.”

How exciting huh?! I can’t wait to see it!

Summer Flats: The Top 8 Under £30

Seeing as the sun has actually started to come out, it only means one thing – everyone gets excited for summer!

That means that it is time to start getting your summer wardrobe in order and what better to accessorize your new fancy clothes with than new summer shoes.

However, I know that you have all no doubt spent most of your hard-earned wages on holidays and festivals. That is why I have picked out the eight best summer shoes under £30, to keep you and your purse happy.

Check them out below, hope you find something you like!

Sam x

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1. Office Warner Double Height x Strap Footbed – £28 – Give yourself some height without the hurt in these Office platforms.

2. Soul Cal Long Beach Ladies Canvas Shoes – £13 – These flowery numbers are such a bargain at just £13!

3. ASOS JAMILA Laser Cut Two Part Sandals – £22 – Metallic is definitely in this summer. Team with a white dress or with jeans to keep your outfit looking fresh.

4. Red Herring Aqua Spotted Colour Block Pumps – £16 -Perfect for the evening, these pumps will brighten up any summery outfit.

5. Fabric Hustle Slip Ons – £15 – So summery it  almost hurts! I’d pair it with a bright top for that full-on tropical vibe.

6. ASOS FATED Leather Sandals – £16 – Get your toes out in these lush leopard print sandals.

7. Nike Women’s Benassi Slide – £18.99 – These are perfect for the sport / casual look or looking chill will teamed with a bikini around the pool.

8. Miss Selfridge Eastern Tan Flat Shoe – £25 – You can’t go throughout summer without a good pair of tan shoes. These will look great with a summer dress or skirt.

Product love of the week: Black acrylic cat earrings

cat earringsSo most of the time my shopping posts are a collage of items. However, sometimes a product is just so special that it needs its own post!

This is exactly how I felt when I stumbled upon these earrings on Truffle Shuffle.

I’m not even a cat person and I find them adorable!

I just think they would be so fun to wear and would make an outfit. If I was to style them then I would team them just with a black top and skirt so they stood out. Plus, when you have quirky accessories, it’s better to keep the rest of your outfit simple, otherwise you sometimes end up looking a little too kitschy.

Anyways, they are a rather reasonable price of £11.99 if you want to purchase them. As I said, they are great for yourself, however, if one of your friends and family love cats, they it may be the perfect Christmas present too!

Have fun shopping!

Sam x