Thursday, 31 March 2011

One Hell of a Show!


Images from Amelia's Magazine 

Welcoming us on board pretty hostesses treated us travellers to an amazing Courvoisier Punch that was not as summery as Pims but certainly more delicious! Take off promptly started at 19.30 with the Models pounding the catwalk to music from DJ Hudge,  hair by Declan at Andrew Barton and make up by Green People.

Prompting my neighbor to declare God each one is more beautiful then the other. Definitely not sure whether she meant the models the clothes or just the show as a whole. Peppered by a host of paps, academia, press, artist  and the crème de la crème of Ethical Fashion it was heaving. Spring designs were presented together with the Ju.St limited edition of Autumn Winter 2011 and classic junky styles.

Things I loved and just need to buy were the catuits and playsuits in silk , breeches with bomber jacket bottoms and the better then pringle maxi length dress in red for women!

For the  boys trying to figure out seriously how to woe my man into the all in one catsuit which I love and now comes in a load of different styles and colours they are so sexy! Also Krt jewels recycled glass pieces which are so beautiful and covetable might end up in my section instead.

We were promised special show rate for pieces at the show and believe you me I searched and searched for someone available but reckon was beaten to the post, but I have a list which I am hanging on to! So will be hotfooting to shop this week.

Lupe Castro

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

The Big Fashion Wardrobe

Westfield London Shopping centre is doing it again! And I'm loving how involved they are getting with raising money for charity! Yesterday Westfield London opened up the Big Fashion Wardrobe, their first ever walk-in wardrobe fashion and beauty event! 

Experience what most girls dream of (me included) a journey into a fashion cupboard, full of clothes and accessories, to getting your hair and make-up done, through to creative fashion writing, modeling for a photo shoot, ending with a fabulous catwalk show! 

Catwalk show times: 
Saturday: 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm and 6pm
Sunday: 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm and 5pm
If that wasn't enough, model Daisy Lowe has partnered up with the British Heart Foundation's 'Mending Broken Hearts Appeal' to raise awareness of the heart charity's life-changing project to mend damaged hearts!  

WHEN: Tuesday 29th of March - Sunday 3rd of April

WHERE: Westfield London Shopping Center

WHY: To help raise money for The British Heart Foundation and for the love of fashion! 

Nyla Sammons

Monday, 28 March 2011

Kate Mouse designed by Simeon Farrar

Designer Simeon Farrar is doing his bit for the charity Save the Children, with the use of his ‘Kate Mouse’ famous print T-shirt.

These are special editions with donations going to help Japan and the devastating effects of the recent tsunami.

This is an opportunity to own a piece of British fashion history while helping Japan.

The minimum donation to get yourself a T-shirt is just £20 but be quick as this limited offer is only available during March. Click here to find out how you can get your hands on a Kate Mouse T-Shirt! 

Alanna Skelton

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Westfield London teams up with Naomi Campbell

Westfield London Shopping Center is excited to announce its latest project with Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief Campaign. Get ready for the hottest one-week-only pop-up shop selling fabulous Fashion for Relief designer outfits in aid of The Prince’s Trust!

The shop’s windows will be designed by renowned Set Designer Michael Howells who has designed numerous sets for Christian Dior, Burberry, Louis Vuitton (to name a few) This is like no other pop up shop! Have a boogie with fashionista DJ's and be served by familiar celebrity faces from the world of glamour and fashion!

WHERE: Inside Westfield London's luxury shopping quarter - The Village 
WHEN: Tuesday 5th April - Wednesday 13th April
WHY: Get some new additions for your wardrobe, raise money for charity and you never know.... make friends with one of the celebs. at the tills???

Nyla Sammons

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

A Basement of Gems

On my travels this week I entered the mecca that is Topshop, Oxford Circus and I was gleefully happy to find two quirky ethical brands on the bottom floor, The Village Green and Recycle & Reinvent.

The Village Green had this cosy knit jumper (that is 100% Merino wool and made in England) along with an array of stylish pieces such as this skirt with cute heart pockets. Prices range from £45 to £85. 

Recycle and Reinvent use vintage clothing, adding cool twists to the garments such as bows and pocket detailing to create one off funky tops such as these.

I love the crop top with striped bow at £22. This would look very rock chic with some leather or punk it up with distressed denim. 

Alanna Skelton

Monday, 21 March 2011

Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the last couple of weeks you would have heard and seen on the news the devastating effects from the earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. 

Blogger Katie Antoniou has done a fantastic job in getting together some uber cool bloggers to help raise money for the survivors, with a sale and a silent auction this coming Saturday at The Horatia pub in North London. The silent auction is simple, there is a piece of paper next to each item and you put the amount of money you would pay for this, along with your contact details and the highest bidder wins! As easy as that! 

You will see some amazing thing donated from signed books by Gisèle Scanlon and bake-a-boo, stationery from Present and Correct, make-up courses at illamasqua and lots lots more!

See you there 1pm sharp!

Nyla Sammons

A Alicia at Ethics Girls

Ethics Girls is an online shop and magazine that is brilliant to get involved with. They promote ethical fashion and are fighting fast and unfair fashion with their online store filled with fabulous brands with creative and sustainable ways of making stylish clothing.

New to Ethics Girls is A Alicia's ethical accessories made from fairtrade and organic cotton and vintage materials. One of my favourites is this drape knitted cord necklace in navy with vintage glass beads in gold at £30.64.

I also love the six cord knitted necklace (also in navy as I'm having a nautical moment) at £40.85. This also comes in pale grey, pale pink, pale lilac, off white and rich pink. 

And finally this knitted cord cuff in pale pink and navy blue, which may have just made its way into my shopping basket for £16.34. It is also available in grey with peach and navy blue with lilac. 

Our very own Lupe Castro at Ethical Heaven is a member of Ethics Girls and anyone can join for just £5. Membership will allow you to have a say in how the business is run, help decide what products to sell and gain a share in the company profits.

I give Ethics Girls a huge pat on the back on their mission to end fast and unfair fashion and I am seriously thinking of joining myself!

Alanna Skelton

Friday, 18 March 2011

Henry Holland Hosts Debut

Henry Holland is teaming up with charity Cancer Research to host Debut, a celebration of British Fashion, Henry is joining forces with the fashion world's leading designers, models, photographers and enthusiasts for a spectacular night to raise money for Cancer Research! 

The lucky guests attending on the night will be treated to an exhibition of British fashion through the ages including previously unseen photographs and exclusive items from influential industry leaders, including Giles Deacon, Mary Quant and Kate Moss, alongside music from model and DJ Agyness Deyn!  

All the pieces exhibited will be available to buy at auction on the night, giving guests a chance to get their hands on a unique piece of British fashion history. Can't make it but would love a peak at all those gorgeous pieces, head on down to One Mayfair on Tuesday 22nd March and Wednesday 23rd March, word has it they are to die for! 

Check this video to see and hear Henry Holland speak about the event!

Nyla Sammons

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Fashion ComPassion is delighted to invite all you fashion lovers to their 2011 Trunk Show, showcasing the exquisite and unique collection of accessories and women's wear by Beshtar, Paleystyle, Polly & Me and Savannah Chic. They will also be launching Fashion ComPassion Baby & new accessories range!

WHERE: O'nittaa, 16 Glentworth street (Ground floor), London NW1 5PG

WHEN: Thursday the 17th - Friday the 18th of March (11am-8pm)

WHY: Because 2011 isn't about throwaway fashion, get your hands on some real quality gems! All clothes and accessories are made by talented women artisans from Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

To attend, rsvp to

Nyla Sammons

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

New Dresses for Spring at TRAIDremade

Take a look at TRAIDremade’s new dresses in for SS11.

The dip dye dress is perfect for right now. Perhaps wear with some chic biker boots for an edgy look. The lovely cinched waists and below the knee lengths gives these dresses a great fit and a demure look to the fun prints. And yes these are ONE OFF pieces made from second hand textiles that would otherwise be thrown away.

They are also an absolute steal at just £27.50!

Alanna Skelton

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The magic of Sen

I am loving the brand Sen, I was lucky enough to get my hands on the massage oil and the shower gel to try out, not only do they come in such pretty packaging they both smell divine!

The shower gel has been specially formulated with pure jasmine essential oil and lotus extract to simultaneously remove impurities and toxins from the skin, while the antioxidant micro pearls (which are red!) gently polish and nourish, priced at only £9.00

The Detox Massage Oil is a beautiful blend of jasmine essential oil and lotus extract, which smoothes and nourishes the skin while stimulating the drainage of impurities and toxins. Perfect to use after a shower or for those with a lot more time on their hands a bath. 

We all need a treat from time to time and the Sen shower gel and detox massage oil is something we can't afford to ignore! Bliss does come in small packages ladies!

Nyla Sammons

Emma Watson's Final Collection for People Tree

As signs appear that winter is finally behind us, thoughts are turning to summer wardrobes. Having already had two extremely successful collaborations with People Tree, Emma Watson has worked to create a new collection of summer staples that are sure to encourage the sun to make an appearance. Florals, checks and polka dots are all rocked by Emma with blacks and blues creating cute casual summer dresses. 

Aside from the dresses I love the simple white tee with a dulled multi-coloured Union Jack as a focal point which could be matched with some of Emma’s frayed denim shorts to form an outfit ideal for a summer’s day. And if you’re looking for a new playsuit then I adore the simple black design matched with a chunky belt decorated with swooping birds and stars.

All in all, it’s a great collection that brings ethical garments to the forefront of affordable clothing. Well done Emma!

Catherine May