Archive for May, 2011

The Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards are fast approaching…

and today is the final day to vote for your winners so don’t miss out:

Here at TellusFashion, we also think its important to highlight another key aspect of this exciting event, find out more below.

The Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2011, to be held in Glasgow on 12th June, is set to be a glitzy bash celebrating the wealth of talent that can be found in hair salons and beauticians all around Scotland. However, the charity partner CP Sport hope the event can also raise awareness of cerebral palsy, the condition that affects around one in every 400 births (1).

Cerebral palsy affects many individuals in different ways. Some people can face problems with mobility, involuntary moments, epilepsy, learning difficulties and visual and hearing impairments; and this list is not exhaustive.  As with many serious conditions, often people living with cerebral palsy can find themselves marginalised in society or have psychological problems coming to terms with the condition and the frustrations caused when living with a disability.

Cerebral Palsy Sport aim to transform this. The charity employs sport in order to engage both adults and children, building their self-confidence and structuring relations that can be supportive and encouraging to their own development and improve acceptance of their condition by meeting people in similar situations. As such, these events create the opportunity for sporting participants to feel part of a team and no longer excluded, or made to feel ‘different’. The success of the initiative is shown by many members of CP Sport competing at elite level, holding more Paralympic medals than any other disability organisation.

Caroline Dolan of CP Sport says “Linking with the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2011 is a great platform to help create awareness of cerebral palsy. CP Sport have shown that through sport, people living with the condition benefit from the interaction that sport requires and as such, the team work and contact that it also provides. People understand that they are not alone in their situation and members have progressed to become Paralympic champions, but for many others it simply offers support and understanding and that for us is the biggest award of all”.

The Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards are proud to have CP Sport as their charity partner and as such, believe it to be a perfect occasion to raise awareness of an illness that affects so many. On the night there will be an opportunity for CP Sport to talk about their work and current projects. Moreover, there will be an opportunity to support the charity (which receives no government funding) with a silent auction and a raffle planned.

The Awards promise to celebrate and acknowledge the best hair and beauty talent within the industry; however it is hoped that attendees also generously support the hard work of the people behind CP Sport who have dedicated their time and focused their efforts on improving the quality of life for many who live with cerebral palsy.

Nominations are to close on 31st May 2011 so salons and beauticians must get their votes in fast to avoid disappointment (3). Event organisers have been overwhelmed by the response from the general public and the support for hairdressers and beauty experts nationwide. With excitement and anticipation for the event quickly gaining momentum, it is going to be a night that will not disappoint promising to showcase all the glamour and glitz that Glasgow has to offer!


Fashion PR DIY Workshop


Rouge Noir PR is organising a free Fashion PR DIY Workshop for emerging fashion and jewellery designers.  The workshop will focus on practical PR skills and how fashion designers use media to benefit their business.


There will be a host of fantastic speakers, including TellusFashion’s director, Staffan Elfver! Book your place now at the following link:


Bring USB and/or your laptop, magazine you want to pitch, samples of your PR so far, look book. The next Fashion PR DIY Workshop with be in a Central London location (tbc) on the 3rd July 2011.

Tangerine Dream…

No, this isn’t an article about the cast of The Only Way Is Essex, but about the tangerine trend that’s sweeping across the catwalk runways right through to the fashion rails in a store near you.

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What a refreshing change to see Jennifer Aniston (the woman who wears so much black she may aswell be an undertaker) in this rather risqué, cleavage-baring, Vivienne Westwood orange dress paired with Christian Louboutins at her perfume signing at the beginning of May. Follow Jen’s fashion rules and finish the look with nude shoes and understated hair.











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It seems Angelina Jolie not only shares Jennifer Aniston’s taste in men…The screen siren looked radiant in this elegant Jenny Packham gown at Cannes this year. Accessorising with simple Tiffany and Co jewellery (and Brad Pitt on her arm) she lets the dress do the talking.















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Cheryl Cole may have been chucked from X Factor US, but she still hits all the trends and looks fabulous in this orange Giambattista Valli dress, Giuseppe Zanotti T-bar sandals and Vivienne Westwood sandals.













(Image courtesy of Zimbio)

There’s no room for shrinking violets in this sensational citrus shade, so if the bold look is too much for you, wear it in one simple key piece, or stick to acid orange accessories. Check out TellusFashion and this orange jersey top for a subtle nod to the hottest colour on the catwalk or this orange cotton tunic if you want to put a more romantic twist on the trend.

Feel inspired by this juicy shade? There are loads of great choices to add a touch of vibrancy to your wardrobe. Get Angelina’s look with this Roberto Cavalli satin one-shouldered gown, go flirty and fun like Jen in this Diane Von Fusternberg silk dress or for a more casual look, these Ksubi Super Skinny jeans will look great with wedges to emphasise those perfect pins. Why not add a bright contrasting top to tick the colour blocking trend too?

Whoever knew being “tangoed” could be so stylish…


Wash & Fold

At TellusFashion, it’s time to get your dirty clothes and loose change  together with just half a cup of detergent and set the washing machine to just 30 degrees.  Virgine magazine has picked up on the laundry inspired trend  with this unusual yet creative dress made from Tide boxes worn by Valerie Avdeyeva and   styled by Hissa Igarashi. This concept has been done before in 2005 when US Vogue featured Lily Donaldson, Caroline Trentini and Gemma Ward getting their weekly washing done at their local laundromat  while wearing some gorgeous  dresses   styled by Edward Enninful . They end up causing havoc when a soap avalanche emerges and takes over  the place.  Paris Hilton sorted out her delicates during her visit to London   in the June issue of Tatler in 2009.  Washing clothes will never be the same again.








































































































The picture above are from FashionGoneRouge & ShoppingBlog

Maris Schwab

Marios Schwab is a new designer already adored by the celebrities. Kate Moss, Hilary Duff, Kylie Minogue, Thandie Newton and Clemence Poesy have all previously worn his designs.

Marios Schwab launched his label in 2005, two years after studying an MA in Womenswear Fashion at Central St Martins. He worked with menswear designer Kim Jones for a period of time immediately after completing his MA.

It is not surprising his unique designs are snapped up by celebs; the feminine dresses, which are inspired by natural formations, contour the female shape, giving an elegant appealing result.

The 31-year-old has seen previous successes winning Best New Designer at the British fashion Awards in 2006 and the Swiss Textile Award in 2007.

Tellusfashion love this designer, and we are sure you will too.

Images courtesy of London Fashion Week.

Streetstyle: Curtain skirt


Glasgow’s Hosting the country’s first Beauty and Hair Awards

Glamorous Glasgow to host first ever Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards

Glasgow event to showcase the talent in the Hair and Beauty Industry across Scotland will be the first of its kind

This year, the city of Glasgow will play host to an event that highlights the talents in the thriving Hair and Beauty industry, the first ever Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2011. With the UK hair and beauty sector being a multi-billion industry, it appears the time is right to recognize Scotland’s huge contribution to it. The Scottish hair industry alone has around 3,500 businesses that have a combined massive annual turnover of £500 million.

 The anticipated debut event will provide a platform to acknowledge hair stylists, salons and beauticians all across Scotland in an evening of glamour and glitz and it seems Glasgow was the first choice for location. Even style guru and television personality Gok Wan heralded the fashion and flair of the Glaswegian people during his visit in 2010.

Creative Oceanic, a Glasgow based Brand Communications Company will be coordinating the innovative event to be held in Scotland’s largest city. Angie Bennett, Head of Communications for the Oceanic Group said “Glasgow is such a stylish and cutting edge city – people really make a big effort to look good – you just need to check out the style in town on a Saturday night, The Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2011 are definitely going to be the event of 2011!”

The event which will be taking place on 16th June 2011 at the Marriot Hotel Glasgow promises to be as glamorous as the individuals and salons it’s acknowledging. Angie went on to add: “‘Bonnie Scotland’ as it’s endearingly known throughout the world seems to have earned its global nickname over the years. Not only famed for its beautiful, rugged landscapes, it has also grown a solid reputation for its beautiful people and booming hair and beauty industry that has launched the careers of internationally recognised stylists such as Trevor Sorbie and Paul Mitchell. Our Bonnie lasses have even been crowned with the Miss UK title 7 times out of a possible 10 in the last decade.”

 Nominations for the event will open on 1st March 2011 and will close on 31st May 2011.

Patrons are being asked to nominate their favourite hairstylists and beauticians across Scotland in the following categories:

Beauty Salon of the year

Beautician of the year (Inc. Beauticians specializing in male and female Hair Grooming, Tanning, Skin Exfoliating, Facials, Massages etc)

Make up specialist of the year

Nail technician of the year (Inc. Manicurists, Pedicurists, Professional Nail Artists etc.)

Cosmetic therapist of the year

Junior stylist of the year (Stylists with less than two year experience)

Colour technician of the year

Men’s stylist of the year

Women’s stylist of the year

Hair salon of the year

Lifetime achievement award

 Get voting at


Glasgow Caledonian University Fashion Show

Its always a exciting opportunity for TellusFashion to be invited along to fashion shows, but its even better when the fashion show is filled with emerging designers. This Thursday, the fashion school at Glasgow Caledonian University will be hosting their yearly fashion show which showcases the final projects from its 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students.

Last week I met with three designers to be featured in the show and I was extremely impressed by the sheer quality and imagination evident in their work. I can’t wait to see the full show and what the other designers have on offer.

This year the fourth year students were set a challenge to create a ‘cowboy couture’ styled kilt and excitingly 2 of these pieces were chosen to be featured in New York Fashion week’s Dressed to Kilt show (… needless to say the competition was high so I can’t wait to see them all on the runway!

If you’re free this Thursday and in and around Glasgow then definitely come along for what is promising to be a fantastic night

Date: Thursday 26th May
Time: 7.00pm and 8.30pm (doors open 30 minutes before each show)
Venue: Hamish Wood Building, GCU Campus, Cowcaddens Road
Price: £8 on sale in the Milton Street Building, Room MS201
or contact 0141 331 8239

for more information check out the fashion show page at:

ALSO check out some of last years show’s highlights


Table for Two

At dinner time, we usually sit around the table and ask family members to pass the peas or the stuffing. Tellusfashion has discovered that instead of eating  three square meals a day, now you can wear it on your finger. Canadian born jewellery designer   Sofia is the brainchild behind SouZouCreations based in Japan where she has been living for 13 years with her husband. She has made these amazing miniature food rings which are made out of many different types of plastic, glass and mental and finished off with an adjustable band.   The rings are made with attention to detail and creativity. There are various dishes to choose from and are also suitable for vegetarians such as a plate with bamboo shoots, carrots shaped like Japanese maple leaves and rice balls. If you feel like having an American-style breakfast opt for a floating pancake ring drowned in golden maple syrup with eggs and bacon as a side order. Curl up on the sofa with a nice cup of hot chocolate with cream and a jelly cookie or with a frozen ice cream sundae treat. The prices won’t pinch your purse and there are plenty of designs to choose from at her online store .

(The pictures above are from SouZou Creations)

Festival Season is upon us…

and so are the outfits!

Festival season in the UK is as much about the fashion as it is about the music. The first major festival of the year kicked off at the weekend in Carlisle: Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

Lets take a look at the outfits that are worth talking about, hopefully bringing us all a little inspiration for some festival looks this season; although I’m not sure the TellusFashion team are too keen on the faux baby bump Lady Gaga was sporting!


Rachel McAdams (the Dress)!!!!!

It seem’s from the first day of the Film festival the girl’s came to play when it came to style.

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The actress that really shocked me the most was Rachel McAdam, who no offence isn’t know for her fashion style on the red carpet but this year has made a play for queen of the red carpet. Hitting it out the park in a 2011 fall gown by Marchesa.

She looked so stunning in the gown and she hadn’t even left the car yet no thats saying something.

Streetstyle: Leopard

Streetstyle: Menswear

Emma Louise London.

Emma Louise London is a designer which Tellusfashion have already discovered.

Emma graduated from De Montfort University in 2008. She made a huge impression when she opened the university’s Graduate Fashion Week in the same year, going on to work with Future Classics and Alexander McQueen’s design team.

Emma Louise London takes inspiration from 1930’s popular culture and icons such as Norma Shearer. Her collections are heavily laden with graphic bold prints, minimal colour with a hint of masculine tailoring.

Emma spent some time travelling the world before returning to London and creating her modern collections.

Keep an eye out for this up and coming British designer!


Ess-Elle is a Swedish fashion label created by Sebastian Löjdkvist, and indeed named after his own initials; S.L.

The 19-year-old has already started to make a name for himself, despite being freshly out of school. He has been working with drag shows over the past couple of years and has experience working with Camilla Thulin, one of Sweden’s top designers.

His unusual designs are tailored out of fabrics which are not the norm for other designers, setting him apart from them. The fabrics he chooses are easy to manipulate, enabling his unique cuts and folds to be made possible. The Ess-Elle shapes are bold and daring, highly influenced by celebs such as Lady Gaga.

He told Tellusfashion: “I do not consider fashion as having to be wearable, neither does it have to be pretty, but it is the way we express ourselves and show our personalities!”

Sebastian Löjdkvist is currently studying to become a tailor. For his future plans, he said: “I will make clothes for the superstar elite, and the red carpet will be the home of my designs!”

And we’re sure he will make it!

Check out the Ess-Elle blog or the Tellusfashion website to see more of Sebastian Löjdkvist’s original designs.

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London Streetstyle: Fangs

London StreetStyle: Peter Pan collar

Natascha Stolle

Meet Natascha Stolle, the half German, quarter Italian, quarter Japanese fashion designer from America. Anyone who is as fond of as we are at Tellusfashion, should note this key designer; Natascha Stolle has designed a popular capsule range which is available online. She is also designing a range for the b Store’s in house label.

Natascha studied English Literature before turning her talents to fashion design. In 1999 she moved to London to study an MA at Central Saint Martins College. She has previously worked for Peter Jensen for ten seasons and Fashion East for two. She also debuted at London Fashion Week with her SS/09 collection.

Her unique style combines an alluring mix of slouchy with Hawaiian influences in an array of textiles and materials. Her tailoring is a result of her own experiments; something which she is clearly naturally talented at.

Don’t miss her Asos collection. Natascha Stolle is certainly one of our favourite high street designers!

Images courtesy of Cherie City.

Costume Gala Institute 2011

This year the Costume Gala Institute is celebrating the works of the late and great Alexander McQueen at the Met, New York with the theme of the occassion based around his work.

The ball was filled with the Fashion Elite including Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour and the most talked about female designer of the past week, Sarah Burton. Needless to say, it was a glamourous event and the outfits were stunning to say the least. Many celebrities chose to wear Alexander McQueen, in keeping with the event however TellusFashion can also confirm that the fashion stakes were running high with the likes of the Olsens in Givenchy and Dior respectively, Gwyneth Paltrow and Hailee Steinfeld in Stella McCartney, Crystal Renn and Christina Ricci both looking amazing in Zac Posen and the ever stylish Alexa Chung wearing Christopher Kane. My favourites however, had to be one of my biggest style influences Florence Welsh in Yves Saint Laurent and Leelee Sobieski in Vionnet.

Check the pictures out below,  courtesy of


Streetstyle: Menswear

Streetstyle: Pastel Denim

Couples DayOut!!!!!!


Tellurian Fashion

Speed Racer