If you’re reading this blog then you’re obviously a super-stylish fashionista, and unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 2 weeks it can’t have escaped your knowledge that we are entering the third of the four most fashionable weeks in the fashion world calendar. New York and London have been and gone and now Gucci opened Milan today with a deliciously dark show that paid tribute to its twenties origins. With sequins, flapper style dresses, drop waists, fringing and art deco motifs, it’s just a matter of time before this new trend goes viral in celeb land! (In fact a reliable source told me that French Connection showcased a fabulous flapper dress at Bristol Fashion Week only last night!)
Fancy yourself as a bit of a trendsetter? Then get ahead of the fashion game and head on over to Tellusfashion for a unique way to wear the hottest trends, safe in the knowledge that you won’t meet 3 other people on the same night wearing the carbon copy of your outfit! For some fabulous fringing check out this White Fringe Dress or Camel Coloured Halter Neck Maxi Dress. For a knockout mini then try this vintage style Faded Rose Dress. All designed by Ekaterina Kukhareva who puts emphasis on using fringing and beading in her designs-perfect for the 1920s look!
What do you think of this forthcoming trend? Will you be vamping it up in the vintage look? Tellus…
Seems all the A-list our holding their own private peep shows this week with cut out dresses being the pick of the crop for coveting their fabulous figures. Beyonce wasn’t going to let a little thing like pregnancy get in the way of her style credentials as she appeared at the opening of the Tony Burch Madison Avenue Flagship store. Pairing both leather and cut-out detail in her edgy dress, she was at risk of looking that little bit too risqué but she kept it classy with the long length of the frock. Kim Kardashian appeared at New York Fashion week watching her half sister Kendall’s catwalk debut in her striking silver number and Rochelle Wiseman flew the flag for the Brit girls showing off her impressive cleavage in her Celeb Boutique dress.
Want to get your own cut-out couture? Then head on over to Tellusfashion and check out this Baby Cut-Out dress. Not for the faint hearted, you’ll need to start on those sit ups now! Just remember that the more daring the dress the less outrageous your hair and make-up, keep it simple and chic!
So what do you think of the cut-out trend? Will you dare to bare? Tellus…
I’ll be the first to admit that I was more than a bit excited to see not one, not two, but three of my biggest girl crushes; Jessica Alba, Selena Gomez and Eva Longoria on the cover of October’s issue of Latina magazine. Celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the publication, 15 lovely Latin ladies posed alongside each other in designer red dresses, bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase, ‘lady in red.’ Other beauties snapped on the cover included Shakira, Gloria Estefan and Zoe Saldana.
Image courtesy of Mail Online
A great red dress has the ability to transform even the most shrinking violet into a sex-siren, so why not rev it up in red and sizzle into Autumn by heading over to Tellusfashion? This Red cocktail dress by Esse-Elle’s stand out colour will allow you to get noticed but the chic and elegant cut and demure length stops it from being tacky. Likewise this dark red little lace dress by Guillermo Leon oozes sophistication but with a fiery and sexy twist. If however, you’re not feeling brave enough to embrace all over red, then a red clutch or red shoes will add a pop of colour to your outfit.
So what do you think of the raunchy red trend? I love the cover, my only issue being where are Eva Mendes and Penelope Cruz…?
We’re very excited to have Eleni Sendona from Fashionality guest blogging for us during New York Fashion Week.
Make sure you keep your eyes glued to the TellusFashion blog from the 8th because Fashionality has promised us an exciting read. They told us: “Fashionality is going to attend most fashion parties, events and shows and provide you with many amazing photos, spicy gossips, runway and street fashion news as well as some videos.”
Fashionality is an English-language, Greek fashion and lifestyle blog which invites its readers to: “Enter the land of style and live a day-to-day fashionable experience, one that fills you up with wonderful images, real action photos, spicy or sophisticated comments, news and tips.”
Right now Eleni is sifting through invitations and organising her planner ready to brace the fashion craziness of Fashion Week and of course tell us all about it.
Let us know what you think of Fashionality’s blog by leaving a comment on her posts starting tomorrow.
The A-listers channeled their inner dark angel’s at this years VMA’s, with deliciously dark tones ruling the red carpet. Ok, so it may not be the most fashion-forward trend of the moment, but nobody can deny the timeless elegance (and trusty faithfulness!) of the LBD. A fabulous black dress is a great investment as it’s not a faddy trend that will fall off the fashion radar quicker than the time it takes you to have the overwhelming urge to punch Jedward in the face when they appear on your TV screens. And these celebs look anything but dull, each choosing to add a unique touch to their LBD’s.
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Britney is in great shape at the moment and this Moschino sequinned dress is the perfect way to showcase her fab new figure. If only the dress was a touch longer and the less said about those Gina patent peep-toes boots the better. Not only are they hideous but they also make her calves look a lot more shapely than they really are.
Rocking a broken foot like only Jessie J can, one of Brit School’s finest exports pairs her fancy crutches and intricately detailed cast with a bejewelled black leotard.
Image courtesy of Zimbio
For a woman with such lovely taste in fashion, it beggars believe as to why Selena Gomez’s taste in men is so…off the mark. Anyway, Selena looks gothically gorgeous in this Julien Macdonald number. Teamed with gold pumps and understated hair-the perfect combination for the dramatic dress.
Want your own affordable unique LBD? Then head on over to Tellusfashion. This classic Little Black Dress is a timeless design made from Jacquard fabric from designer Sovacolletion. If you want to stand out from the crowd then make like Jessie J and get your hands on this Daly Opaque from Eyola. Customise and bejewel it up and you’ll have a look ready to rival the A-list!
It’s time to channel your inner wild child this Fall, as animal print is making a big statement this coming season, and it’s a lot more wearable than you may first think. Whether you choose to look lovely in leopard, sexy in snake or zesty in zebra there’s a print for everyone. As always the celebs are already at it, so which print will you be working this Autumn? Tellus…
Never one to look anything short of fabulous, Kate Moss looks incredible in this Lanvin Snake Print dress. Pairing the dress with a Chanel handbag, Christian Louboutins and a white blazer she pulls of effortless glamour to a tee.
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Good old K-Dash is never one to miss a trend and she works it very well in this floaty zebra print dress. With sleek hair and her chic Birkin bag she brings sophistication to the animal print trend, which is more than can be said for her next look…
Good grief, from fab to drab in the shake of a (leopards? zebras? cheetahs?) tail, how the mighty have fallen. Ms Kardashian shows us how NOT to wear the animal print trend, showing that sometimes even the best get it so very wrong. The all over print of this Roberto Cavalli is hard to pull off especially if you’re blessed with the Kardashian curves and let’s not even discuss the tasselled bag thing…
Want to check out some fantastic up and coming designers take on the animal print trend? This Printed Tunic & Silk Skirt contains flashes of leopard print for her subtle but sexy take on the trend. Designed by Nicci, her designs are a unique alternative to high street clothes who takes inspiration from all different kinds of sources.
So go on, take a walk on the wild side…
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.
Star motif clothing: No I’m not reminiscing about childhood fashion when the highlight of being dragged around the shops with mum was a trip into Tammy Girl, excitedly clutching a bag with a cute kitty/heart/star motif t-shirt, but the current Dolce and Gabbana print that the celebs just can’t get enough of…
The runway was saturated in stars back in February when Dolce and Gabbana showcased their Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection.
Literally everybody has been seen in this playful print from Jessica Alba to Lily Allen to Lucy Liu showing just how versatile and wearable the trend is, but who wears it best? Tellus…
Jessica Alba looks glowingly gorgeous in her head to toe Dolce and Gabbana halterneck gown. Choosing a smaller star print in monochrome she shows just how much of a yummy mummy she is-she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Haven just 13 days later!
How effortlessly gorgeous does Ashley Tisdale look in this oversized D&G jumper and cut-off shorts? She works casual airport chic to a tee, teaming the knit with tan flat sandals, oversized sunglasses and Louis Vuitton luggage.
Fergie adds a splash of colour to the starry look at the Teen’s Choice Awards in her yellow and black long-sleeved mini, it’s just a shame she chose the same colour combination for her barnet…
Be a star in your own right and hit the High Street to find affordable versions of this popular trend. If you’re more shrinking violet than shining starlet then you can incorporate the look into your accessories. Like the idea but want to add your own unique twist to it? Check out this Starfish Dress, but take my word it’s not for the faint hearted-you need some serious fashion mojo to carry off this look…
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 Teen Choice Awards held last weekend showcased many a trend from bright colour blocking, sophisticated monochrome to clean whites. However the biggest style statement came from the likes of Blake Lively, Tyra Banks and Elizabeth Banks who certainly toughened up the style credentials by hitting the Red Carpet in risqué leather…
Blake Lively sizzled at the Teen’s Choice Awards in an orange Gucci Resort 2012 leather mini. She teamed the dress with amazing leopard print Christian Louboutins pumps, bronze make-up and Lorraine Schwartz jewellery.
Tyra Banks cut a striking figure on the red (or should I say blue?) carpet in this Thierry Mulger leather catsuit. Describing her look as a “fierce bumble bee” on Twitter, the supermodels get up did have an air of super-hero chic to it. I’m not completely sold on the look but applaud Tyra for her bold and certainly not boring style.
Actress Elizabeth Banks wowed at the awards just 5 months after giving birth to her son Felix, wearing a fitted 2012 Resort J.Mendal dress to the awards. She Paired the look with fiery red lips to match her dress and nude peep-toe platforms.
Like what you see? Then head on over to Tellusfashion and check out these leather looks from our fantastic up and coming designers. This black leather dress is a bold look that will definitely get you noticed on the dancefloor. After all, brains behind the brand Esse-Elle, Sebastian Löjdkvist mantra is “Less is not always more…Less can very often, be a bore!” If the all over leather-look is a bit daring for you then this short leather skirt would look amazing with a simple white blouse like the ivory silk jersey top. Designed by Caitlin Paxton, she creates interesting, beautiful garments that are able to become part of every elegant woman’s wardrobe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Image courtesy of Style.com
Do not worry Tellusfashion followers, I haven’t been utterly spellbound by Harry Potter mania…As featured in the Fall 2011 collections from Tracy Reese and Elie Tahari, bell sleeves are the newest celebrity trend but we’re not talking the kind of sleeves worn by Merlin, Maid Marion or the dodgy outfits lurking at the bottom of your fancy dress box. No, the bell sleeves as worn by the A-list beauties are delicate and dreamy, just take this lot for inspiration…
Jennifer Hudson performed in Central Park wearing a Givenchy bell-sleeved white blouse with sheer black shoulders tucked into a full volume high-waisted black flare skirt. She finished her monochrome look with red popping Mary-Jane heels.
Lily Allen’s made like Kate Middleton and wore not one but two wedding gowns on her big day earlier this summer. The incredible empire-waisted Chanel gown designed by Karl Lagerfield featured sheer bell sleeves adding to the romance of the dress.
Kate Moss looks the picture of happiness on her wedding eve earlier this month. Her aqua vintage gown with flowing skirt and bell sleeves created a 70’s hippy princess look although I’m not sure on the crushed velvet Tabitha Simmons boots, a pair of embellished flats would have added a gorgeously laid-back glamorous twist to the look.
Want to get your own unique take on the trend? Then head on over to Tellusfashion and check out this Button up Blouse with Draped Pleated Sleeves. Designed by Nai, brains behind the brand Nadia Ivanova creates “wearable conceptual fashion with story line.” Perfect for work or play, team the blouse with a brooch detail necklace and a tight-fitting pencil skirt or pair of cigarette pants to balance the volume of the sleeves and a look that screams ladylike chic. Check out Ngone Creations, for more intricately detailed pieces of jewellery like the brooch detail necklace.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Glastonbury has ended. The stages are being taken down. The last of the mud just washed out of your hair. Cringey tagged photos on Facebook and a scruffy wristband to mark the occasion will be a reminder of an amazing weekend. But what about something more special? More keepsake?
Hairy Growler has had residence at Glastonbury festival for enough years to make them a firm favourite with the festival goers. With their stall pitched up in the Green Fields, the intricate quirky pieces encapsulate the whole ethos of the prestigious festival – magical reality. Well, where else would you be covered head to toe in mud watching Beyonce booty-shaking right in front of you?
Enchanted scenes delicately cut out of pre 1919 coins to old sterling forks being bent and twisted to create a one of a kind bracelet, Hairy Growler prides itself on making all their jewellery out of 100% raw recycled materials. The company, set up in 1999 and originally based in Cambridge, takes old disregarded metals and transforms them into something truly unique, and most of all, completely wearable. The whole make-do-and-mend theme is relevant to the current economic climate, but these pieces don’t emulate that – they give off a sense of enchantment, wonderment and fairytale. Rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings – no fork is too big or scene too small to mould, carve and create something out of for Hairy Growler. With past collections such as Star Crossed, The Woodlands, Freedom Fighter and Cheeky Lil’ Fairies, It’s no wonder the jewellery emporium is popular at Glastonbury. Infact, now even more than ever, since they made a one off piece for Glastonbury 2011; the Decision Maker necklace pendant. The circular pendent is embossed with the names of different areas of the festival with a fully functioning spinning arrow placed on top to send you on your wildest journeys through the festival.
In wonderment? Enter the mystical world of Hairy Growler by visiting the website here (the strap line being “Enter a world where pennies become pendants and cutlery becomes couture.”) where you can buy online, find out information about other events they will be at and see the whole process of making these one off pieces through images – TellusFashion loves it.
Ladies, it’s time to tone up those tummies because the crop top trend is here to stay. Featured in the Spring/ Summer ’11 collections by Haakan, Chanel and Rachel Comey, the designers made the look their own in very different ways; Haakan in tough long-sleeved leather, Chanel with sheer panels and minimalist monochrome for Rachel Comey. So you better start those sit-ups girls if you want to be in with the fashion ‘it’ crowd this summer…
The A- listers have also been putting their very own style stamp on the trend, with some going all out and flashing the flesh, whilst others keep it subtle.
Ever the body confident Rihanna dared to bare both her midriff and perfect pins at the launch of her perfume waaay back in February. She paired the look with elongating nude platforms-see the never-ending legs are probably just an illusion, bet she’s got stumps like the rest of us…
On any normal person I’m sure this get-up would look frankly, well ridiculous, but on Daisy Lowe, it just works. It maybe the Versace credentials that makes this Aztec Print crop top and colourful high-waisted skirt combo look great, it maybe Daisy’s quirky style that pulls it off but it’s probably just the fact that she’s a gorgeous model.
Kelly Rowland flaunts her fab abs at the X Factor auditions in this colour pop crop top by Twenty8Twelve, and who can blame her with the hours she must have put in at the gym for a tummy as toned as that!
For us mere mortals that may not be as body confident as some of our favourite celebs, a great way to get the look and still keep covered up is by teaming your crop top with a high-waisted knee-length skirt like Daisy’s or trousers. Why not head over to Tellusfashion and check out this Baby Pink Crop Top. Don’t let the cute name fool you, this sexy leather crop top is anything but rainbows and butterflies. Designed by Flik Hall, her work “embodies contemporary luxury, synonymous with edgy restraint” by combining interesting and contrasting fabrics – check her out today!
The fashion runways were awash with more white than a Daz advert this spring/summer season. Featured on the catwalk of Christian Cota, Haakan and Gianfranco Ferré the models stunned in the clean, crisp look that turned even the darkest angels into erethral, whiter than white goddesses…
Wanting to get a piece of the fashion action, the celebs soon followed suit and white washed their own looks. Here’s a round-up of the best dressed women in white:
Before Cheryl Cole went into the hiding after the whole X Factor palava, she was spotted looking sensational in this white Stephane Rolland number at Cannes this year. The plunging neckline, gold accessories and sleek hair all amounted to a very sophisticated and sexy look.
Kim Kardashian simply oozes glamour in this halter Lanvin dress. The Grecian style and cinched in waist emphasise Kim’s fabulous curves and the flowing romantic look of the dress makes a refreshing change from her beloved body-con!
As always, Rihanna puts her own edgy twist on the latest trends, this time choosing to work her white look in androgynous chic. She keeps her Max Azria suit sexy with a daring neckline, feminine make-up and gorgeously tousled hair.
All images courtesy of Stylebistro.com
Want to get your own clean-cut look for less? Then head over to Tellusfashion where you can work it in white with the help from our fantastic up and coming designers. This amazing White Fringe Dress with its deep V-neck, Swarovski studded and “free-flowing elegance” encapsulates the current white trend perfectly; romantic and soft with a glamorous edge. Designed by Ekaterina Kukhareva, she takes her inspiration from various queens of different eras and aims to create; “timeless and high quality pieces with the emphasis on the beauty of the female body and the elegance and sexiness of the collection wearer.”
Inspired by the way Cheryl Cole mixed white and gold? Then check out this White Fantasia dress deigned by JZ COUTURE; pure white silk with gold embroidery, the design philosophy of taking inspiration and then contrasting Western silhouettes and Eastern crafts is evident within the collection as they create dresses that are, “an ode to contemporary glamour and boast a bohemian touch.”
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
Dip-Dye and crazy hair colour has plagued the catwalks for the last two seasons – note Louise Gray, Felder Felder, Jeremy Scott, Giles and Meadham Kirchhoff – and has naturally filtered down to the celebrities on the front rows – Drew Barrymore, we’re looking at you. Now, it has finally trickled down to the masses and we all have BLEACH salon to thank for that (TellusFashion bows in your presence) After a stint in Topshop Oxford Street flagship store’s basement during London Fashion Week, candy colour and gritty gradients have been exposed to experimental Fashionistas everywhere.
Love-child of 23 year old stylist and hair extraordinaire Alex Brownsell and agent and friend Sam Teasdale, BLEACH primarily set up their two-chair camp in popular Dalston nail salon, WAH! Nails – where they still hold residence – in September 2010. Through experimenting with a kaleidoscope of colours and methods, BLEACH has been famed for bringing the phenomenon of dip-dye to the cool and quirky. The creative BLEACH team offer a whole menu of hard-to-achieve-at-home styles; their famed Dip-Dyes, Super Bleaching and Gradient Colours. All of these treatments will only add to their created tribe of ‘bleachenders’. BLEACH have already worked on a collaboration with cult British hair brand, TIGI, combining their punky colours and aesthetic with Bed Heads styling prowess – with the product being used to quiff and tousle all styles created, standing the Dalston duo in good stead for their speedy rise to fashion-fame.
Don’t fancy doing anything drastic? Opt for some hair stencils, darling pink hearts or gothic navy crucifixes that BLEACH specially created for Topshop. Or how about a cheeky Dip-Dye treatment? What about darker roots to give that, “I don’t give a damn, but I do” attitude all the London girls possess? With BLEACH, the possibilities are endless. Check their blog out (http://bleachlondon.co.uk/) for all the latest hair colour trends, prices and inspirational images that will have you thinking that Frenchie from Grease is the biggest trend setter around.
Now what colour will match my outfit?