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First Look at Versace for H & M

Its just a little under 2 months until the collection will hit stores (November 17th) but the first images have finally been released thanks to Russian Vogue! All that can really be said now is wow! What an amazing collection. I think this collection might just top Lanvin’s! TellusFashion are already making a list of things we need to have from the collection… EXCITED!

Have a peak at the editorial from Russian Vogue below



Burberry Prorsum SS12

London Fashion Week is well and truly in full swing this week with some amazing collections from the likes of Sass & Bide, Mary Katrantzou and Aquascutum but to name a few. However, we all know that TellusFashion and the rest of the fashion world were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next Burberry Prorsum collection from Christopher Bailey. Its fair to say that we were not disappointed!

For SS12, Bailey took the brand in a new direction this season, bringing us more detailed garments full of print, weaving, braiding, beading and plenty of soft spring colours. Not forgetting the signature trench which appeared on the catwalk in a stunning aqua blue for the coming season.

Have a look at the collection below



Emerging Talent: Mungo Gurney

It’s TellusFashion’s goal to promote the newest talent in fashion, whether that may be in fashion design or any other form of artist within the industry (photographers, make-up artists, hair stylists – you name it) so I take great pleasure in introducing to you an extremely talented designer, a graduate of Central St. Martins College in London – one of the most well established fashion schools in the country, and the only school to ever showcase its students creativity and hard-work on the runways at London Fashion Week. Tellusfashion readers, feast your eyes on Mungo Gurney.

Mungo Gurney is renowned for his outlandish prints which are said to be inspired by many different places around the globe. He has unleashed his very first ready-to-wear swimwear collection to the world which presents itself as a bohemian homage to Northern California and Southern Europe.

In a statement from the designer, his spring summer 2012 collection ” sees bold, modular prints created in a vibrant alchemy of rich navy-blues, fresh mint-greens, soft rose and beige, along with graphic primaries. Forms take shape in graphic dots, art-nouveau motifs and block prints drawn from Matisse’s abstract involvement with architectural decoration.”

Looking at Gurney’s collection, it is obvious to state that the shapes of his pieces remain simplistic yet don’t deny the garment of feminine silhouettes (The clever use of print on the dress and the use of darker colours give the illusion of parts such as the waist, being synched in) and could be said as being reminiscent of the 1920s French Riviera look. We absolutely adore what Mungo Gurney has created here and we will most definitely be watching to see what’s next in his creative pipeline. His work is effortlessly cool and can be translated easily from the catwalk to your wardrobe.

To find out more on Mungo Gurney, visit his website –

Tellus what you think of his work!


Take style notes this AW from…Cruella De Vil?!

Yes, it’s true that Cruella might just inspire your style this season thanks to her obsession over dalmation print, however TellusFashion aren’t as cruel to try and kill 101 puppies to stay on trend. Thanks to Topshop Unique at last fashion week, we have pretty much fallen in love with the cutsie dalmation print and here are some ways you can wear it this season without going over your highstreet budget…

Topshop Unique AW11

Creepers are all the rage this season, so why not grunge up your dalmation spots with these customised Dalmation Print Creepers by Underground for Topshop

or keep cosy and warm in this Topshop faux fur swing coat


Dalmation Print Top – Oasis for

If you prefer to keep it subtle with animal prints then channel the look onto your fingernails using a matte white colour as your base (Alpine Snow by OPI) and careful dot on your spots using a plain black nail varnish (Black Onyx by OPI) and a fine nail art brush (nail art fine detail brush at



Alexa Chung for Madewell

We all know and love Alexa Chung for her effortlessly cool style. Most girls would kill to have a piece of that style and it has been made possible with Alexa’s latest collection for fashion brand Madewell.

Madewell originated in Massechusetts, America and produced workwear . Its now more commonly known for its hip, indie fashion, making it the perfect brand for Alexa to be associated with.

Alexa’s second collection with the brand is said to be a mixture of 1970s and 1990s influence, with a very ‘girls in bands’ feel to it.  Take a look at the promotional video for the collection below.

We love it. Tellus what your thoughts are on her latest collection.



Givenchy Couture AW11

Riccardo Tisci has brought so much to the Givenchy label since he was made creative director in 2005. I would give him the same credibility for transforming the Givenchy label into a modernised fashion brand as I would to Christopher Bailey and his work at Burberry. I think the thing that draws me to the Givenchy couture line now is that Tisci has brought an edge too the fashion house and has infused the brand with more imagination than its ever had before.

It comes as no surprise that his AW11 haute couture line is more than just fashion. It represents true imagination, creativity and craftmanship from the designer. Tisci used a variation of different embellishments and fabrics to create his stunning couture line including, tigers-eyes pearls with crystals which were used to replicate ostrich skin and one dress was constructed with perfectly symmetrical hand cut tulle pieces of fabric to create the illusion of fish scales. Amazing.

Take a look at the collection below…


Channeling this seasons trends on a high street budget

Like most girls my age, I am very limited to what I can buy fashion wise. I am a recent graduate who has yet to find my dream career in the fashion industry so I’m still living on a student budget, earning close to part-time wages. Therefore, I need to find ways to create a catwalk look at a lower cost (Luckily for me, I love the British High-Street so I still get a lot of satisfaction from buying from there).

The trend I love most this season is the ‘Fetish’ or what some call the ‘Domintarix’ trend. Personally I think it’s the fact that black is the key colour for the trend (a major trend in my wardrobe). However, this trend is not for the faint hearted and catwalk collections from the likes of Mugler presented pieces that fully represented the trend in all its glory.

I however, don’t have near enough fashion confidence to pull that off so I scoured the high-street to put together a toned down version of the trend… check out my high-street finds below and Tellus what trends you will be channeling this A/W!

Sheer Midi Dress: Vaudeville & Burlesque for Urban Outfitters, Lace Bralet: Urban Outfitters, PU Faux Leather Shorts: Topshop, Sheer Tights: H & M


McQueen in the Top Ten…

It was announced by the Met, New York this year that Alexander McQueen’s exhibition is the eighth most viewed exhibition that has been put on at the musuem in its 140 year lifespan. What an amazing achievement for the designer and what a way to show how treasured he was a designer, artist and creator.

TellusFashion love McQueen as much as any other fashionista/fashionisto and we still get goosebumps looking back at his collections through his career. Its fair to say that Sarah Burton is doing the designer great justice and has exceeded expectations in the seasons following his death, but I don’t think she will ever be able to surprise and shock us in the way that McQueen once did and truely deliver to the same extent of McQueen collections we once knew.  As a fashion lover, I believe that his death is still a major loss to the industry and I don’t get the same excitement before a collection. TellusFashion are happy to see that his collections are still so significant and that they are appreciated as much as the likes of Picasso*.

Take a look below at some of Alexander McQueens most influential garments which were showcased at the New York Museum…




*Picasso was recorded within the Top Ten exhibitions at the New York Met.


Acne Pre-SS12

There is a big retro feel to the pre-collections for SS12 this year. We’re seeing bright pops of colour mixed in with a vintage 60s inspired pre-season from the likes of Alice by Temperley, DVF and Acne is no different. Acne are reinventing the tunic and trouser combo adding bright sparks of colour to the collection which are subtly paired together with neutral tones to freshen up the look. Theres a definite emphasis on basic colour blocking for their pre-season collection, keeping prints and silhouettes by the look of things to a minimal. TellusFashion are loving the pastel hues used in the collection and the use of statement accessories like the oversized bags and glasses! Take a look at the fantastic collection below.




The First Online Fashion Show

Online Streaming of Burberry AW11

Fashion has become reliant on the internet a lot in recent years. We have seen the rise of online shopping, fashion blogging, and since early 2010, fashion enthusiasts have been able to get front row seats to the hottest fashion shows thanks to online streaming of the shows – some of the collections have even been available to purchase online directly after its launch! It therefore comes as no surprise that the next step would be to have an online fashion week.

The online fashion week will take place in December of this year, launched by British VOGUE.COM. The fashion week was inspired by Vogue’s Fashion’s Night In – an online fashion event which was held in aid of several charities. This years ‘Fashion Week’ will play host to a wide variety of brands, including many big high-street names. Many of the brands will take part by hosting exclusive fashion events throughout the week which will be covered on an online blog. The Online Fashion week will be about sharing exclusive fashion events and content which hasn’t been seen before to raise money for charity! It all sounds really exciting and TellusFashion can’t wait to find out more about it!!

However, if you can’t wait until December for the online fashion week, don’t worry – London Fashion Week SS12 is just around the corner. Check out the schedules for this September here:


Sonia Rykiel Pre-Spring/Summer’12 Collection!!!

Its really not long until we set our sights on Fashion Week for SS12, so what’s a better way to wet our appetites than a peak at pre spring/summer collection for 2012!

Take a look below at the Pre-SS12 collection for Sonia Rykiel. The collection still embodies many of the brand’s signature colours and patterns including the stripe and presents a refreshing development of AW11’s 194’s trend for the new season. Loving the lemons and the daisy prints!



Print Trends

As you all know, I absolutely love the Chris Kane Galaxy print and I was lucky enough to find the imitations which you can see below from the extremely cool Australian brand ( I sometimes wonder why American and UK brands haven’t picked up this fashion phenomenon)  Black Milk Clothing. The print is all over fashion blogs and tumblrs and now theres a new focus on some of the amazing prints available on the Black Milk site. I’m definitely considering a skeleton and American flag swimsuit for my summer hols! What do you make of these prints shown below? Tellus


SJP and Halston part ways

Sarah Jessica Parker apparently, is no longer part of the Halston Heritage brand – a label inspired by the Halston collections seen at Studio 54 – according to writer Eve McSweeney in this months issue of US Vogue. SJP joined the label in January 2010 as the president and chief creative officer at the company, however its been speculated recently that Halston are having financial difficulties and could be sold on to another buyer.

Take a look below at some of SJP’s Halston looks, most of which were made famous by the Sex and the City movies….

What do you think is the reason behind Sarah Jessica Parker’s unexpected departure at Halston? Tellus


New Talent

I recently told you guys about a Fashion Show taking place at Glasgow Caledonian University which was showcasing the work of 2nd to 4th level fashion business students, the show was a resounding success and I think its fair to say that these students definitely have the flair and creativity that is essential as a designer. However, just before the actual show, I was lucky enough to meet three of the design students who allowed tellusfashion to have a quick word and a little preview of their work… take a look below at our review on the first designer Kayleigh Swan.

Kayleigh Swan

Kayleigh definitely showed a lot of potential as a designer. My first reaction when I saw her piece was complete adoration. Kayleigh present us with an absolutely stunning dress that was inspired by corals and sea life. She mainly used scrunching as her technique for this garment, which is evident in the skirt of the dress. The top half of the dress was constructed using a special material called Sinamy which is molded to the dummy and model by stretching the material out when its glued.

We asked Kayleigh what the hardest thing about her course was and she explained that “being given free range to design what you want is scary” however, she also noted that it can be a good thing as a designer too.

Kayleigh’s aim as a designer is to create fun flirty pieces with a cool edge. She wants to promote femininity with an edge.

TellusFashion would like to thank Kayleigh for giving us a sneak peak of her work. Keep an eye out for the next two designers



My Fashion Focus

I don’t quite know what it is, but as soon as July hits I get an instant urge to start preparing for my Autumn/ Winter wardrobe, when really I should be starting to enjoy the summer weather that has taken so long to arrive (or at least in Glasgow anyway). This year has been no different and I am extremely keen to start pulling together outfits for next season, especially since there are so many trends that I can’t wait to try out.

The trends for Autumn/ Winter vary from designer to designer. We saw masculinity and androgyny at Chanel last fashion week, a take on different eras: the forties and the sixties at Miu Miu and Prada respectively but my favourite trend has to be the comeback of 90s grunge and the use of harder fabrics such as leathers and glossy pvc, rougher edges through the use of studs and spikes, giving fashion a domintarix spin.

The main statements I’m hoping to implement into my look next season is simplistic make-up, using bold colours on my lips such as purple and black, crosses will be the print/shape I will definitely be trying out with maybe some feathers a la Ungaro, sheer tights, grungy knits with plenty of rips and holes, armour jewellery… the list goes on

Take a look below at some of my fashion inspiration for next season, can’t wait to start rolling out the trends….

What are you’re favourite trends for AW11 and what inspires you? Tellus



The Next H & M Collaboration

Its that time again ladies… get your camping gear ready for waiting outside H & M for the next big collaboration at the High-Street chain!

It was announced this morning that H & M will be joining forces with Italian Fashion House Versace! How exciting! TellusFashion have already heard little rumours about what will be expected from the collection including studded leather, colourful prints and some eccentric costume jewellery. We cannot wait to see what the final collection will be like after the astounding success the brand had with Alber Elbaz and Lanvin last time round!

It sounds as though the Italian brand is really wanting to keep in tune with next seasons trends so I can imagine this collection will be like gold-dust the minute it hits the shop floor this November! Don’t worry if you don’t get your hands on some first time round though, theres set to be a pre-spring collection launched in January 2012 too!

Check out this video released from H & M about the collection below







Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2011

TellusFashion are looking forward to attending  the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards this Sunday… and secretly excited that TOWIE’s Mark Wright will be attending too!

The event is being held in honour of Scotland’s most talented hairstylists and beauticians, giving them the opportunity to get some well deserved recognition for the hard work they put into the job they live and breathe for. At TellusFashion, we are extremely pleased to be part of an event that puts these talented people on a platform, showing the country how good they really are!

For more information on the event, please check out their website at:

















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!


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


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!


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


Caught Royal Wedding Fever

So I admit that lately I’ve not been entirely overwhelmed or interested in the Royal Wedding… but I appear to have finally caught on to what all the fuss is about – mostly because I am so excited to see what the latest iconic royal wedding gown will look like. Here at TellusFashion, we have been listing the endless possibilites of what Kate Middleton will be wearing tomorrow (I feel strongly in my heart that it has to be and probably will be McQueen). However, I began to think about the true meaning behind the Royal Wedding dress…

To those who may not consider Fashion to be something of a major significance in their lives, they might not realise why the fashion crowd are making such a fuss over this dress but I am here to tell you that there is a lot more to it than just looking like a beautiful princess on the day… its about defining an era.

In general we define specific eras in time by historic events, music and fashion. If you look at specific garments in particular, most people would generally relate them to an era in time – flares (70s) mini skirts (60s) shoulder pads (late 80s). We might not like them now but they are definitely part of our history and help you to associate with everything that was surrounding them at the time.

So its here that I reitirate, just how significant this dress will be tomorrow. This is a dress that will stand the test of time and will be something that won’t be looked upon as “timeless” but will be representative of how we are today. I am extremely curious as to how this unknown and no doubt extremely nervous designer (Sarah Burton, I know its you!) has translated this modern era into this iconic dress. I think there will be a lot of Kate’s personality in the dress, but I hope it will be something a little unexpected. I see Kate Middleton as a classic, elegant person, however I kind of hope that the dress rebels against the traditional a little and truely marks the change in the Royal Succession.

My alarm is set, and I am definitely gearing myself up for something amazing! I can’t wait!

For now, take a look at some of the most Iconic Royal Wedding dresses to date…


Queen Victoria

Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Margaret

Princess Diana

Princess Catherine?!

Isabeli Fontana for Spanish Vogue

TellusFashion love a good Fashion Editorial and I imagine they give you future fashion names a whole lot of inspiration for shooting your own collections. I noticed this Editorial in the May Edition 2011 for  Spanish Vogue. The shoot was styled by Katie Mossman and photographed by Greg Kadel. The shoot could only be described as seductive seventies and has a hot summer feel too. Its stunning.

Check out the images below


Images Courtesy of