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LFW Streetstyle: Black on Black


Lohan behold Plein’s new model

German designer, Philippe Plein, has made a bold move by choosing once, twice, three times a party girl, Lindsay Lohan, to front his new campaign.

Plein and Li-Lo were seen on location in Italy, as Lindsay looked awkward and a lttle trashy; thank whoever for airbrushing…

Philippe was quoted as saying ‘Lindsay is a beautiful, highly acclaimed actress and model. We will be able to create unique images: Refined and luxurious, but also full of sensuality.’

Philippe Plein is known for his bold designs, and we at Tell Us Fashion wonder whether Lindsay Lohan has the right balance of good girl gone bad, mixed with high fashion, or question whether the former Disney Princess who raced around in magical cars has lost her sparkle and all fashion credentials.

It will be interesting to see if this tabloid talent can rise to the challenge and produce stunning shots used in Plein’s previous campaigns:

 

Lindsay is no stranger to the fashion game herself, having featured in Vogue numerous times, and modelling her own clothing line, 6126.

Only Ms Lohan could dodge a lengthy jail sentence and land a dream modelling campaign; let’s just hope the end shots of Plein’s campaign aren’t guilty of comitting crimes against fashion.


Falling For Autumn

The nights are drawing in, the sun has taken his hat off and you find yourself dodging soggy leaves on your way to work; Autumn is well and truly knocking at our door. So why not welcome it in, treat it to a cuppa and embrace the best season for fashion; covering up has never been so much fun.

Lusting for Mustard

Strong to smell and fierce on the eye, mustard is a must have for any girls wardrobe this season. From coats to bags and shirt to shoes; this vibrant shade livens up any outfit, leaving you looking and feeling as fresh as an Autumnal morning.

Get Loud in your own Mustard coat by Florence & Fred at Tesco for only £25

Shape Shifters

During a last ditch attempt to bag some holiday bargains, I saw an abundance of shift dresses across all of the high street stores. Perfect paired with tights and patent shoes for work, or you can dare to bare and lose the hosiery for a night on the town.

We at Tellusfashion have caught a late Summer Cole Cold, and the only cure seems to be seeing a lovely picture of Mrs C showing us how shift dresses are meant to be worn, take is away Chezza.

If you’re anything like us then the last of your wages would have gone on that delicious Friday afternoon Starbucks binge, so this Alexander McQueen dress will have to wait until next month. However, this stunning Cheryl-esque shift dress from River Island won’t break the bank, and is perfect for those Saturday pre night out X Factor party evenings .

River Island £25

Gold, always believe in your soul…

Queen B gave us a glimpse of things to come when she hit Glastonbury like a dancing disco ball; shimmy-ing her way in to the fashion elite and making us feel like Christmas had come early.

Razzle dazzle them all the way up to Christmas with this gorgeous FCUK sequin Samantha dress, as seen on Coronation Street cutie Brooke Kinsella.

£165 FCuk

Man Up

If I were a boy, even just for a day, I would raid that fella’s wardrobe and steal his clothes in my own way. The tuxedo and tailored look hit the red carpet earlier this year and sees no sign of stopping, which means us ladies can save our money and go all Gok Wan on our boyfriends favourite suit.

Head to ASOS.com for some tailored inspiration; from plain and simple, to keeping in with the colour blocking trend, they have it all.

Peg trousers with braces £45

Orange slim crop trousers £40

These statement pieces will help create that capsule Autumn wardrobe, and help to ease the pain of the colder days to come.


Looking for international bloggers (UK applicants welcome to apply too) for the brand new TellusFashion Blog!

I, along with my colleagues at TF have formulated a unique super blog for our brand new website  in which different elements of the fashion blogging world are categorized into separate blog, but can all be accessed from a single point on the website. We have understood the importance of having not just one blog, but six subject focused fashion blogs to ensure our readers are fashion satiated! In recent years, bloggers have had a tremendous impact on the fashion community. Using the internet to build their own platforms and attract an audience, they have helped turn a once closed industry into a more dynamic and democratic global conversation, earning thousands of fans and followers in the process. And with the emerging bloggers we have been recruiting and will potentially recruit, they will not be under appreciated fashion visionaries but will ultimately help to set fashion trends in the future! We are in the process of recruiting bloggers in the UK, but would love to have some angles on fashion out of UK shores. So if you are ablogger out of the UK who is interested in blogging for us, have a browse of the categories you could potentially be writing for (If you are from the UK and want to apply, then you are also welcome, Im just hoping to reach out to the globe with this post!)

Celebrity style =
– Shop for the look: Write about a particular celebrity style, offering consumers the cheaper alternative on the high street. Source our designers where possible for this segment.
– Any news on established celebrity designers.
– Celebrity gossip related to fashion i.e. Kate Middleton wears Burberry, celebrity fashion faux pa etc.

Emerging fashion designers =
– Write about emerging designers not selling on TellusFashion. Giving them coverage could act as a great icebreaker in getting them onto our site. Would like one of our bloggers in this category to focus specifically on menswear. Also would like writers to update readers of any new collections from our tellusfashion designers.

General fashion news =
– Fashion news – Would like bloggers to write on business related news e.g. Topshop opens branch in Las Vegas/Waitrose introduces new fashion label.
– Blog information on notable upcoming fashion shows/events/workshops – Alerts consumers of these events, i.e. place, time, nature of event. Will also be the blog to inform consumers of events/news related to our TellusFashion designers

Streetstyle =
– Looking for 2-3 bloggers/photographers to supply us with a whole range of images of the latest trends on the street.
You will be applying for at least one of these specialised blogging categories (more if you can feasibly post on the days required) A run down of what we expect from you, regardless of the category you choose, including the perks are listed below. You may occasionally be suggested to write blog posts based on the blog managers recommendation.

Duties

–          Create and post at least two blog posts per working week.

–          Staying updated on fashion content related to the blog you have been assigned to

–          Communicate your ideas to us and coordinate together with the bloggers on your team.

Background

–          An absolute minimum of one year’s experience as a blogger

–          A firm interest and knowledge on the fashion industry

–          Self motivated and creative

–          An engaging writing style

The Perks

–         Develop your writing skills

–         Showcase your work to a global fashion audience

–         Develop your networking and social skills

–         Gain important work experience

–         Develop team working skills

–        Enhanced job and career prospects. Over 70% of employers would hire a candidate with volunteering experience over someone who has never volunteered

As part of the recruiting process, in order to gain an understanding of how you write as a blogger, please write a blog piece of at least 200 words based on the category/s you are applying for. Also, feel free to forward links to some of you previous work, related to your chosen category. No references required, but a CV is an absolute must.

The position is unpaid for now. As a start up company, there are many opportunities that will arise along the way. We cannot make any promises or commitments at this stage, but we want to be as communicative and helpful to try and assist candidates in gaining work experience, knowledge and assist them in their development. Moreover, we want to ensure that you enjoy writing for us! It is all about having fun writing about your passion, and at the same time, developing and gets rewarded for it. Note: This is a work from home position.

Submit your applications to Upaul Chowdhury on upaul@tellusfashion.com

 


And the winner is…

Every year a hoard of celebrities gather from across the globe and come together to celebrate music, however for Tellusfashion the MTV VMA’s are all about the glitzy outfits, wardrobe malfunctions, eye feasting on yet another glowing ensemble from Beyonce and wondering when Lady GaGa will get those circus mirrors removed from her room.

These awards are about acknowledging the hard work that these A listers put in to their careers, but Tellusfashion have put together their own awards and are dishing out gongs for the best dressed, ultimate girl crush, the boy done good, do you have friends whose eyes aren’t painted on and of course the my my haven’t they changed award.

Best Dressed- Beyonce & Kelly Rowland

The newest addition to the X Factor panel gave her former band mate a run for her money in this gorgeous feathered mini dress, while Beyonce glowed in more ways than one in her stunning Lavin creation which showed off her baby bump.

Ultimate Girl Crush- Adele

We always hoped we’d meet someone like her, and while she may not have the sex appeal and thigh skimming shorts of Rihanna, her vunerability and love of all things black means we heart this home grown talent and give her a huge fashion nod.

The Boy Done good- Justin Bieber

Geek chic was bought back by every girls best friend, Gok Wan, and has recently seen a revival thanks to the Inbetweeners. Now the teenage dream that is Mr Justin Bieber is bringing geeky back (yeah!) and dropping in a splash of colour, to keep his look bang on trend. Bet you a fiver those are Selena’s jeans…

Do you have friends whose eyes aren’t painted on?- Jersey Shore’s Deena & Britney Spears

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Deena or Jersey Shore, let’s just say this is a classy look for her and probably one of the only times she is photographed sober. We can taste the rainbow just looking at this sequin train wreck, but it leaves a sour taste in our mouths. We heart Britney Spears, her come back has been amazing but this outfit is a huge disappointment, especially as the VMA’s hosted a special tribute for the star. Yes it is a huge improvement on a few years back, but come on Brit, hit us baby one more time with the signature sass we know and love.

My My My, haven’t you changed!- JoJo

JoJo is most famed for telling her wayward boyfriend to leave and get out, but Tellusfashion welcomes the young starlet in to the fashion elite with open arms. Gone are the tracksuits and mousy hair, only to be replaced by a sexy, yet classier look which displays the famous transition from teenager to woman which we are all familiar with.

Tellusfashion couldn’t leave without giving a mention to Nicki Minaj, who seems to top bidder for Lady Gaga’s Ebay shop… you go girl!


Ri-Festival: Only girl in the world cuts a fine figure at V

This weekend I donned my wellies, piled my hair on top of my head and spent a good 20 minutes erecting a seemingly simple pop up tent; that’s right, V Festival was upon us. Mud and drinking alcohol at 8am in the morning aren’t the only things that pop out at V, as the fashion is always forward and celebs would fool us in to thinking that they just threw something on, ready for the messy day ahead. So while I donned my slouchy vest, hareem trousers, plimsols and hat, the likes of Jessie J and Ellie Goulding displayed their fringe benefits, a trend which seems to boomarang back around the fashion world each season.

I saw many girls adopting this style, from fringed boots to bags, and admired some very funky fringed crop tops being sold at the infamous V stalls. Unfortunately, during a lot of heavy jumping around to The Wanted, my camera (full of pictures of V fashionistas) became as free as my body and was never to be seen again during the weekend; but for a glimpse of Max you have to give up a few things.

The biggest trend at this years V had to be ultra short shorts; something which Rihanna pulled off at both the Chelmsford and Stafford sites.

I witnessed Ri-Ri getting R-rated in her cropped denim shorts and Union Jack crop top; an outfit which screamed sexuality but I expected nothing less from her. Gone was the side show Bob bright red hair, which was pleasantly replaced with a bouncing mane full of caramel huws.

If you’re anything like me and had been hitting the burger and noodle vans all weekend, then covering up that midriff might be the better option. That’s why this Union Jack body from Religion is ideal for those chunky days; stylish yet comfortable.

Rihanna is a girl after my own heart; not only does she not care what anyone else thinks about her, but she still chooses to wear tights under her shorts even with those killer legs of hers. Why not show Rihanna some love back and don these Topshop Stars and Stripes shorts; she may be a Barbados beauty but she’s the queen of the states to us. (www.topshop.com £35)

Toned tums were also a highlight of the weekend, with Frankie and Rochelle from The Saturdays displaying abs-olutely amazing stomachs.

My fashion highlight; apart from my own Rihanna vest, came from The Noisettes Shingai Shoniwa, who set the 4 Music stage alite with an outfit that resembled a funky lampshade.

A similar outfit can be found by one of  Tellusfashions featured designers, Anam Naseer.

The X Factor’s newest firecracker, Tulisa, continued her Cheryl Cole-over, donning a tight leather outfit and a leopard print dress.

V festival reminded me of a fashion show; mental, messy and a bit of a blur. My cherry has been popped and I look forward to attending more next year, with my shortest shorts, cropped top and maybe even some fishnets. I’m off to recover in my California King Bed.


Back To School Cool

London Fashion Week 2011 is rapidly approaching on the fashion radar. Fabulous fashion designers and their collections, along with the models, make-up artists, hair stylists, screaming show directors and wannabe front row runners, are anticipated by magazine editors, celebrities and fashion worshippers everywhere.

Didn’t manage to blag passes for the show? Couldn’t sneak past the burly security guard? No, neither did we. But luckily for you, and us, London College of Fashion has come up with the ingenious creation of their very own Pop Up shop, aptly named College Shop. Having pitched up camp at in Kingly Court the store will be stocking everything; womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories and jewellery, Illustrations and photography, all of which have been designed by recent London College of Fashion graduates. But, be quick, all the stock is changed and alternated daily to give exposure to the future of fashion – you also will be able to get your hands on some prize pieces from already established alumni like William Tempest and Beatrice Boyle. Prices will start at £20 and go up to £400 – a budget easily achieved by students and editors alike.

Running for three weeks, opening on Thursday 8th September 2011 (coinciding with Vogues Fashion Night Out), it means it will be open leading up to Tellus favourite week of the year. So, if you do find yourself lacking in the ‘catwalk invitation department’, grab yourself a real piece of fashion of a possible future front row favourite.


Robert ‘Pattern’-son?

 Robert Pattinson is known for three things. 1. His brute rugged manliness and ability to have women swooning in roughly 5 seconds.  2. His pretty impressive acting prowess. and 3. his ability to turn geek into chic. He has also turned his hand to singing, and can not only hold a good note, but also play a guitar while doing so; but can this brooding Brit turned Hollywood hottie make magic happen in the fashion world by releasing his own range of clothes?

One glimpse at this picture and yes he can….

It comes after fellow Twilight star, Kellan Lutz, launched his own label this week and let slip that R-Patz would love to put needle to thread and release his own line of clothing. Kellan is quoted as saying “Robert is a hipster, and perhaps he could call it ‘Rags By Rob.’ Tellusfashion isn’t sold on the name, but the idea could be very successful, as everything Robert does turns to gold. So in celebration of this potentially enchanting fashion prospect tellusfashion takes a look at the darker Twilight inspired outfits, which fall in perfectly for the looming Autumn season; step back Bella, this runway belongs to us.

Topshop Unique Fashion Show- 2011 Fetish DesignFeatured designers Annie and Jade: Simone gathered maxi dress

Featured designers Annie and Jade: Simone gathered maxi dress

FCUK Winter bead dress £165

ASOS Black lace bodycon dress. £45Kim Kardashian vamps it upKim Kardashian vamps it up

Kim Kardashian vamps it up

Raid the deepest depths of your wardrobe and pull put those dark items; Autum is upon us and it’s time to come out and play.

Tellusfashion awaits the call with details on R-Pattz fashion range, but until then we can just count our lucky stars that geek turned to chic at just the right time…


‘Just Married’ Moss

It’s here. The September issue of US Vogue has hit the news stands.

If the cover is anything to go by, shot by the now ‘Mrs Hince’s friend and fashion photographer, Mario Testino (who was official wedding photographer for the day), the readers are in for a real treat. The pages of the magazine are doused with portraits and pictures from the most anticipated wedding since the ‘other’ Kate tied the knot – and Tellus has to say, Mossy gave Middy a run for her money.

Capturing tender moments between blushing bride and (many, many) bridesmaids, guests and delicate details that made the day, the snaps are backed up by  an article by Hamish Bowles who reported on the day and who also managed to get an interview with the ‘Just Married’ model. If that wasn’t excitement enough John Galliano, one of Moss’ closest friends and now infamous (maybe for all the wrong reasons), comments in the article on the big day – which he designed the dress for, obviously.

There isn’t much more that Tellus can say on the matter – the pictures say a thousand words, and more….


The Price is Sh*te!

We’re constantly being told to never under estimate ‘The Pricey’, and I am one of the guilty few who enjoy watching her every move, just to see if she will actually take it to the next level. She is an author (of sorts), has numerous perfumes, a lingerie line and an equestrian range which proves popular with young girls; but classing The Pricey as a fashion designer is the last thing we would do. Katie may be one of the most photgraphed women in Britain, but that may have something to do with her living every aspect of her life through a lens, and also stepping out in fash-tastrophe’s such as this:

Katie wears a tracksuit from her Day 22 fashion range; an idea bought to life by Ms Price and British fashion designer Lamis Khamis. By taking a quick look through Katie’s collection, it is evident she needed the backing of an established designer to give her label an added push, and perhaps distract from the fact that it isn’t too easy on our eyes; the words market stall spring to mind, yet the price reflects a more up market persona.

Day 22 Hoody £113

Leopard design joggers £30, reduced from £90

“Linda” print maxi dress, £30 reduced from £90

Tellusfashion believes these pieces speak for themselves, and we embrace all sorts of styles, but there is nothing stand out about the garments; they almost have a feel of an Ebay shop that you could of set up yourself.

This week The Pricey took to the run way to debut her new garms, but typically chose to don a garish leopard print dress and leave the chav chic to the poor old models.

Katie’s range is typical ‘Pricey’; loud, expensive and cheap to look at. The collection is promoted as items you would wear again and again, but for tellusfashion that would have to be on our laundry day when even the dressing gown won’t do.

We never underestimated the Pricey; her collection is everything we imagined it would be.


The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

With all the September issues hitting the shelves and seriously damaging our pockets, Tellus decided to take a look glance at the A/W Catwalks; the looks that caught our eyes for all the right reasons, and all the wrong…

The Good…Posh Spice, always the one little girls never wanted to be is now the one that every Fashionista is dying to be! Feminine, complimentary and so damn wearable, Victoria Beckham can wave goodbye to the days of being a WAG, as after her A/W collection she is definitely a fully fledged designer. Juggling being married to the most yummy man in the world, nursing a new baby whos wardrobe we’re already jealous off and creating an in-demand fashion emporium; Mrs Beckham is the epitome of Girl Power.

The Bad…Bad Girl we mean, obviously. Marc Jacobs added less sugar and a lot more spice to the Louis Vuitton A/W collection, with fetish being flavour of choice. Fetish style hand-cuffs, a multi-mirrored floor and sex fueled supermodels wearing deliciously naughty clothes caused more than a stir. As if that wasn’t bad enough Britain’s favourite Bad Girl Kate Moss took to the catwalk wearing nothing but some underwear, attitude and a cigarette hanging out of her mouth.

The Ugly…we sincerely hoped that Christopher Kane was monkeying around when we saw the Gorrilla-esque arms take to the catwalk at Burberry Prorsum – imagine two furry beasts attached to each arm. But when Yves St Laurent and Versace followed suit, it seems the fashion world has gone bananas for the shaggy sleeves. Less top banana and more mouldy banana.


Bring me sunshine…

Fed up of the rain and this poor excuse of a Summer? Then inject some sunshine into your life with the hottest colour of the moment. Bright canary yellow hues are everywhere from dresses to shoes to handbags, and never ones to fall under the style radar, the celebs have been out in full force dressed in this bold and summery colour.

 

 

Images courtesy of Dailymail.co.uk

It’s a Topshop special this week as both ex-TOWIE star Amy Childs and Myleene Klass stepped out in this Topshop Skater style dress. Both British beauties looked gorgeous in the £46 dress, which soon flew off the shelves and is now currently out of stock! Essex’s favourite leading lady wore the dress knotted at the waist with a plaited brown belt and black patent pumps, while Myleene paired her’s with beige platforms, aviator sunnies and an oversized leopard print handbag.

 

Image courtesy of Zimbio
Style icon Olivia Palermo shunned designer couture in favour of this Topshop midi dress to attend the Giambattista Valli haute couture show in Paris back in July. Adding her own style twist to the £40 dress, she added tribal necklaces and a Charlotte Olympia box clutch.

 

Want to get the look but concerned the yellow may be a bit bold for an all over look? Then head on over to Tellusfashion and check out a more subtle way to wear the yellow trend with this pretty Yellow satin bra and tie-side knickers with pearl bead trim. Designed by Esty Lingerie, creations are luxurious and feminine, perfect for the woman who wants a bit of glamour in her underwear drawer.Brains behind the brand Estelle Puleston set up online boutique Esty Lingerie back in 2009 as a store where every woman could find what she was looking for, including basics right through to burlesque and ultra-luxurious pieces.

Laura


Italians Do It Best

The italians have style. Whether it’s because of the hot weather, the siestas or even the abundance of delicious food, they’ve got it. Cool to the extreme, painfully stylish and confident – they own it all.

It is no wonder why, then, that many-a-fashion house has been born and nurtured in Italy, resulting in the take over of the rest of the fashion world. Exhibition Masters of Style: Celebrating the Stories behind Italian Fashion at Somerset house has encapsulated all the most influential Italian haute houses; Gucci, Missoni, Armani, Dolce and Gabbana, Ferragamo and Prada (to name all six that feature) through images. With all houses having personally hand-picked images from their collections, advertisements and photo-shoots, they are going on a journey looking back through their image archives. Masters of Style is on a mission to breath life back into these iconic fashion moments, bringing an insight into the influences and evident passion behind their most iconic work.

     

This exhibition coincides with the 150th anniversary Italy’s unification in the whirlwind that is the fashion industry. Curated by Peroni Nastro Azzurro in partnership with esteemed fashion commentator and Daddy Fashion himself, Colin McDowell.

                          

On display until August 14th 2011 you can book tickets online here, Tellus thinks it’s a definite must see for true fashionistas everywhere. Mamma Mia!


We Only Said Goodbye With Words, but the style lives on

This weekend the world was rocked by the news of Amy Winehouse’s tragic death, aged only 27. Many will be reading numerous posts on blog sites, just like this one. As a journalist I write about what is happening in the here and now; many have been quick to say “but if she were still alive you wouldn’t be honouring her style.” Granted, this is true, but I would rather write this than be badgering her over problems, which were out of her control, as that was well documented and scrutinized already. We live in the here and now; this is happening now.

Here at Tellusfashion, we want to celebrate the life of an extremely gifted individual; she may have been troubled but there’s no denying her talent, heart and that voice.

From beehives to black eyeliner, Amy put her own mark on the fashion industry and refused to go to fashion rehab. This is our small, but poignant, celebration of some of Amy’s style yes’s and also the no no no’s.

Amy didn’t just go back to black on her album, but also with her fashion choices. Above she is seen wearing a Fred Perry playsuit from her own collection.

Here is she pictured looking elegant at The Elle Style Awards, but still keeping her signature style with her back combed beehive and striking black eyeliner.

Girly and glam aren’t two words usually associated with Ms Winehouse, but the above pictures put the Hollywood Elite to shame. We particularly like the bright yellow dress teamed with the gorgeous red heart patent bag. Amy’s style was 50’s with a Camden edge, and it showed in everything she wore.

 This picture shows Amy at her fashion finest, working the leopard print, letting her hair down in oh so cool waves and keeping it real with that eye make up, which everyone has tried to recreate atleast once; go on admit it… it’s ok.

 Of course Amy wasn’t always pictured looking her finest, but that just makes us love her all the more, and if anything, actually see what she was going through. Who would be dressed up to the nines when they are battling an addiction?

 Fred Perry and the fashion followers…           

In the Autumn of 2010, Amy collaborated with Fred Perry; bringing her unique style together with a label she loved, and that happiness can be seen in the below pictures. Amy was quoted as saying, about the collaboration “if I died tomorrow, I would be a very happy girl” and according to reports Amy has designed all the way up to 2012, and we cannot wait to see what else she has up her talented tattooed sleeve.

                                                                                                     

Amy influenced the world of fashion more than many realise, with legendary deigner Karl Lagerfield using her as his ‘muse’, and even styling his models for the 2007 Chanel show based on her look.

Even gorgeous super model Adriana Lima donned the Winehouse get up for a Vogue photoshoot.

Releasing your inner Amy

If you fancy taking a piece of Amy’s style with you on a night out, but aren’t feeling too daring, then why not pop on this gorgeous lipsy cocktail dress, £60, www.lipsy.co.uk, team it with some killer River Island heels, £85 www.riverisland.com, and a lush Topshop statement clutch £35.

Amy, we will miss your music, your style and your fighting spirit; your problems will never over shadow your talent. x X x

Amy Winehouse 1983-2011


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Causing Pandemonia

Blow up things pop. It’s a scientific fact. And Pandemonia has done just that. The biggest thing to appear this year and blow up all over the Fashion Week front rows and your glossies and rags, is the larger than life (literally, she is seven foot tall) platinum blonde walking, talking post pop conceptual artist. With more plastic than Page 3 and enough helium to cater to a dozen 5 year olds party’s, it is TellusFashion‘s pleasure to introduce to you, Pandemonia…..(interview by Alice Grace Carroll)

“I’m like a play within a play”

Apart from being in the right place at the right time, I am tall and slim – fashion magazines will always like that. I’m like an extra spin on celebrity, event and media. It could be that the glossies love me too because, like them, I am glossy. My self sculpted image is unique. I’m am art.

“It’s visual conceptual art”

My post pop art show is a combination of art, fashion and social critique. I’m currently looking for sponsorship so the show can go ahead.

“My inspirations are adverts”

I have always found it fascinating how they can influence. I have taken their lead and used the tools of the media and advertising. Images say so much.

“I edit myself into and out of the media by choosing what events I go to”

My favourite event o far was the fabulous PPQ Autumn Winter 2011 London Fashion Week. From the moment I stepped out of my black cab, I was well received. The press I got following that appearance was amazing.

“It’s important not to overdress”

When I turn up on the front row of these fashion shows, I don’t want to steal the limelight from the designer, so I try to blend in. But as you can imagine, that doesn’t always go to plan.

“I would say an umbrella”

That is probably the only thing that will never go out of fashion. Especially in this country. It is always raining!

“This is the age of escapism”

Seeing myself in the Sun Newspaper and in print in general, is a dislocation.

“Social media is changing the world”

Who was it who said ‘We have the means of production’? Well, we do now. I have my own blog, it’s a brilliant form of communication. Using my blog I can broadcast ideas, be easily found and comment on things I would otherwise not be able to.

“My night ended in disaster and my speech bubble burst”

I did a charity event for the Haitian Earthquake disaster. I won’t say where it was, but the ceiling was way too low. I won’t ever be going on stages with low ceilings ever again.

Unlike the archetypal socialite blonde bombshell she encapsulates, Pandemonia will never age – and boy, does this make the fashion world stand up and pay attention. Challenging what people perceive as art, she is truly breathing a breath of fresh air, or helium, to the typical London Fashionista.


Heavy Metal…

All things metallic have been huge this season giving easy, wearable glamour to summer pieces. The best way to wear this stand-out look is to work one key piece paired with an otherwise casual ensemble for a look that will get you noticed for all the right reasons. (Not because you look like a christmas turkey wrapped in tin foil ready for a roasting). If you’re rocking a metallic dress then keep your accessories, shoes and make-up minimal, but if you’re not quite ready to embrace all things shiny then get your metallic fix from statement jewellery and shoes.

Image courtesy of Zimbio
Take actress Emma Roberts for example: she shines (literally) in this metallic gold leather Miu Miu dress, pairing it with simple suede black Prada Mary Janes and a black Prada clutch.

This isn’t the first time this year that metallics have proven a hit on the red carpet. Way back in February both Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez hit the Grammy’s in dazzling metallic frocks, Selena in a slinky J.Mendel gown and Jlo in a thigh skimming silver Emilio Pucci number. Jlo even put two fingers up to the style rules and went head-to-toe metallic pairing her mini with metallic jewelled clutch, shoes and some serious bling…

Image courtesy of Zimbio

 

Image courtesy of Zimbio

Want to get your own slice of shiny action from super talented up and coming designers? I thought as much, so head over to Tellusfashion and check out this amazing Metallic Grey Dress. Team this dramatic knitted dress with simple clutch and court shoes for a simply dazzling look. Designed by Ekaterina Kukhareva, a talented knitwear designer. Want to work the metallic trend but want something a bit more subtle? Then take a look at this statement Gunmetal necklace from Anathema Designs. Designer Sian explains how her jewellery designs “attempts to show how everyday or broken or even ‘ugly’ materials and items can be transformed into something special and beautiful.”

Looks like metallic mania is here to stay. Tellus, What do you think of the trend…?

Laura

 


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!

Heather

 


Keep Smiling Lily…

Recent rumours in the tabloid press, suggest that newly married pop starlet Lily Allen’ s newest fashion venture ‘Lucy In Diguise’ is in trouble. But ‘fear’ not, as the shop is merely in the middle of a premises move, which can only mean one thing- more fabulous fashion finds from the queen of speaking her mind. The shop currently stands in London’s Covent Garden, but hopes to set up home on Lowndes Court. The shop was set up in 2010, by Lily and her half sister Sarah Owen, who wanted to spread their love of all things vintage with the rest of us.

In celebration of this exciting news, let’s have a peak at the current array of amazing frocks avaiable at Lucy In Disguise, and also take a look at how Lily’s own fashion has evolved over the years; she may only be 25, but she has taken chavvy to chic in record time. We’ll have a dose of what you’re having Lils.

Here are four of  Tellusfashion’s best picks:

Antibes Nautical Playsuit £110

Goldrush Kitsch Dress £140

Jitterbug Prom Dress £220

Nairobi Animal Print Dress £180

All are available from www.lucyindisguiselondon.com

Hasn’t Lily come a long way from this….

To this….. talk about a transformation!

 

 

Keep doing what you’re doing Lily; your fashion choices and vintage collection certainly makes us ‘smile’.


It’s a Dogs Life

Everyone saw the explosion of houndstooth in the last few fall catwalks and on the highstreet, this popular trend seeing designers giving a little nod to mans best friend. But this A/W the catwalks have taken the trend to who new level…

It seems like our furry friends have taken over the A/W Catwalks, with everyone from Mulberry to Armani throwing a bone to our canine companions. Givenchy saw menswear jumpers embossed with snarling Rottweilers strutted down the catwalk, hanging baggy on tiny female models; androgynous and completely bow-WOW.

Image Courtesy of Style.com

The barking-mad A/W Collection from Topshop Unique epitomised princess pup – the 101 Dalmation themed clothes were completed by a painted on nose and hair styled into dog ears in the form of top knots. Every little detail was complete to the whisker, including white and black dotted nails.

If your don’t feel like taking the trend too literal, Emanuel Ungaro and Tory Burch, amongst many, have taken the meaning of pampered pooch and sassed it up, introducing decadent dog collars to their A/W 2011 collections.

It may seem that some of the models were upstaged by a new breed of model, the crafty canine. The Louis Vuitton campaign sees models pouting alongside model mutts, pugs to be exact. Where as Emporio Armani and Mulberry wanted to pack more of a punch when it came to their A/W catwalk, or should we say Dog-Walk, when the audience saw four paws strutting down the catwalk rocking the latest in canine couture (dinner jacket for Armani and parker for Mulberry).

Image Courtesy of Style.comImage Courtesy of Style.com

Barking mad or completely sassy, these designers certainly took a paws for thought when creating their collections. Theres no doubt TellusFashion will be rocking this trend – a fast way to get from mongrel to best in show in no time.


Fashionably fierce by royal appointment

I can only assume that most women are still reeling from Kate Middleton’s radiant beauty from the Royal wedding; so to see her floating around Canada, totally in love and dressed in labels which would make Victoria Beckham green with envy, it could leave a bitter after taste in our mouths; right ladies?

Wrong.

Not only is she a darling Duchess, who takes to the role easier than Gaga takes to platform shoes, but she is relatable to young women up and down the country. Kate took casual and classy to Canada, winning over there hearts and getting the fashion nod from us here at tellusfashion.com.

Let’s look at some of her stunning highlights, and more importantly how you can feel like a 21st century Princess every day of the week. **Handsome and loyal Prince not included.

Dress by Catherine Walker.

Kate keeps it simple, with an all over grey shift dress, which gives her a chance to show off those athletic pins to perfection.

I found this stunning alternative from Austin Reed  wool dress for only £220, and teamed it with a tan belt for £45. Prince Harry awaits any fashionista who keeps it simple, yet still looks fit for the Queen.

We love Kate as she does casual even better than glam, and pulls off the classic ‘girl next door’ look.

I have recreated the whole outfit from head to toe, so saddle up and prepare to polish that crown…

Coffee blouse, £59, www.planet.co.uk

Dark denim jeans, £69, www.planet.co.uk

We all remember the stunning sapphire blue dress which Kate wore to announce her engagement, well she has managed to top that in this stunning purple issa dress; looking yummier than a hazlenut Quality Street in the process.

 

Repli-Kate that look with this stunning A Wear dress, a steal at £35. www.asos.com

Kate’s known for her elegant dress sense, as well as being married to some Royal bloke, but one thing we love about The Middleton is that signature blow dry; tellusfashion tried to copy it, but the words ‘dragged’, ‘hedge’, ‘backwards’ sprung to mind. That was until we watched this amazing do it yourself video, from the hair wizards at Hersheson’s Blow Dry bar in London’s Westfield Shopping Centre http://uk.westfield.com/london/

Looking this glam is enough to make us pack in the day job and go off on our own royal adventure. Kate Middleton; Canada and us Brits salute you!


Shop-the-Clock

Image Courtesy of www.ticktockvintage.com

Vintage is in. For a fair few years now the fashion forward have been delving back into their parents wardrobes, sporting faded band t-shirts and high waist cut off levis. But like everything, styles develop, with gorgeous sequin gowns and glamorous embellished pants being opted for by fashionistas. This is the new vintage.

Tick-Tock Vintage are the epitome of this new vintage and are winding the clocks back, bringing London Fashionistas a true taste of Italy through their one-off designer vintage pieces. From the Moschino pants seen on pop starlett Jessie J to the Versace archive body-con skirt rocked by Lady GaGa – Tick-Tock Vintage has it all.

Rummaging and scouring through warehouses in Italy to find designer and designer influenced pieces that truly capture that italian vibe, you will find business partners and long time friends, Gessica Preto Martini and Nabila Gallozzi. Both sharing a true passion for quality fabrics, delicate embellishment and painfully trendy cuts, their primary aim of their company is to make London vintage.

Image Courtesy of Fiona Osborn for www.ticktockvintage.com

The attitude and genuine live-life vibe of the girls shines through in the clothes that can be purchased at affordable prices from their recently launched website www.ticktockvintage.com – but remember, they’re all one off pieces, so be quick with your click! – where navigation on the website is easy with an option to view strictly designer pieces or to narrow down your search by product type, Tick-Tock has done all the work for you so you don’t have to go searching for an amazing vintage find. They’ve already found it. Also, Tick-Tock provide items for Lucy in Disguise, which they have been stocking since it opened in 2011 If you are a VIP – of course you are darling – private arrangements can be made to visit their showroom in trendy Dalston to get up close and personal with delicious bags, belts and rails crammed with the wardrobe you wish you had.

As well as being invited to many events, Tick-Tock also participate, having been part of many vintage fairs that have taken over the London scene of recent. Why not check out the blog here and have a sneak peak at past pictorial posts about the exclusive events they get to attend, their next vintage fair escapade and musings about everything vintage. This is what differentiates Tick-Tock from every other vintage emporium out there. Tick-Tock is personal. It’s real. Being a fresh new face to the ever expanding fashion industry they have secured their longevity with the message of their brand. They care. All the pieces are personally handpicked by Gessica and Nabila with their customers in mind which is probably why their client base is vastly expanding. All TellusFashion knows is, as long as there is vintage, there will be Tick-Tock Vintage.


Fashion Transform-ation

Any males in your life may be more familiar with a smouldering lady named Rosie Huntingdon Whiteley and her captivating curves. But lately she has caught our eye with her fabulous array of fashion choices; whether it’s a premier, press event, or simply popping out for petrol; Miss HW knows how to flatter her amazing figure; making every event an (optimus) prime fashion opportunity.

We may not have an all action movie star boyfriend, or a car that saves the world and plays our favourite songs on command; but we do have the ability to offer you Rosie’s copycat looks for a fraction of the price. Fashionistas roll out!

Rosie went all Jessica Rabbit during the New York premiere of Transformers; wearing a stunning Antonio Beradi gown, but we think the clingy red foil-esque material should be left to the super models.

ASOS leaves the drama to the side of the dress; with a sexy slit and open back. Who needs a red carpet when it comes to looking this fabulous? Get yours now from www.asos.com for only £100; you’ll be looking Shia Le Buff in no time.

As you can gather, Rosie is a big fan of slits, but not very woman has the killer legs; or balls, to wear such a daring design. Here Rosie is seen in a Stella McCartney dress, which is in Rosie’s fave shade of nude.

But the only time many ladies like being seen in the nude is with the lights out and covers fully up, so why not carry on the slit trend with this eye popping, mouth watering maxi dress from high street favourite Zara. Every women deserves some summer va-va voom in her wardrobe; if the sun won’t come to you then brighten up the place yourself.

www.zara.com £49.00

Rosie’s life isn’t all glitz and glam; sometimes she will go to the shops and buy food like a normal earthling, and when she does she always looks fresh and relaxed. Every woman loves feeling comfortable in her own skin, and that feeling is often replicated with an amazing pair of jeans, a casual tee and some flat shoes. Here Rosie dons her JET jeans and completes the look with a bang on trend straw hat. Saddle up ladies, your Jason Statham could be just beyond that sunset.

Replicate that look yourself, with some skinny fit G Star jeans (£89.00 www.replublic.co.uk) a casual t-shirt; we’ve chosen this stars and stripes find from Miss Selfridge, (£22.00 www.missselfridge.com), a patent colour pop belt from New Look (£4.99 www.newlook.co.uk) and finished it off with a hat that pretty much matches Miss HW from ASOS (£25.00 www.asos.com).

My recent cinema visit had men gasping in admiration whenever Rosie graced the screen; the same gasps which can be heard from women whenever they open the fashion pages of magazines and see this stunning young woman draped in the latest look. Welcome to the fashion elite Rosie; well we need some new eye candy now Cheryl is off the market.


Fashion Weekly News Update!!!!!!!!!!

In fashion news this week our resident channel four fashion guru, Gok Wan will be switching hats for that of achef in his new cooking show which is also sponsored by channel four.

Now I hear you ask, what does that mean for resdient chefs on channel four like Jamie and Gordon? Will with his Gok strong following with channel four audiences and us Brits love for Chinese dishes, this might mean its time for them to move over cause there’s a new chef in town.

A channel four spokes woman confirmed to the Daily Mail last week that a “taster tape” was being filmed by Optomen TV producers which will include a mixture of how to instructions on chinese meals and a break down of the culture through Gok’s eyes.

As for me, I can’t wait for this to come on air as watching Gok is one of my guilty pleasures!!!!!!!!

Moving on……………….this week Kate Moss got married aaah finally!!! cheeky I know but with her dating Pete Doherty and that whole mess, I thought it would never happen.

With a lot of back and forth this last month as to who was designing the wedding dress, John Galliano was finally confrimed this week “I wonder how he pulled that off with his court case just last week hmm!!!!!”).

To add to the A-List designers, her maid of honour Trish Simonon’s (Wife to Clash bassist Paul Simonon) dress is designed by Erdem.

Kate’s wedding dress was inspired by zelda Fitzgerald, who’s engagement ring she has been rocking on her finger. It was reported that Galliano did last minute changes to her dress just this week in Europe.

Through the day Kate Moss is expected to make alot of dress changes which we wont get to see until the Vogue September issue which is bound to be a collectors edition so peeps you better place your orders in early cause you know I will, as one of my all time favourite photogrophers Mario Testino will be doning his camera to picture the fashion bonanza event.

Nse Assangha