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The Labels Fashion Event 2012

3 Aug

Calling all fashionistas, fashion bloggers, budding stylists and general lovers of all things beautiful!

The Labels Fashion showcase is back again for another year join them for a night of fashion, music & treats in a showcase of emerging British design talent.

After last years successful Pre-London Fashion Week event at an amazing outdoor venue in Shoreditch The Labels will be setting the pace again September1st. The night will allow you to have the first look at collections from emerging menswear and womenswear designers.

2012 Designer line up:

CHELSEA BRAVO (University of the Creative Arts)
GABRIELLA GAMBETTA (Graduate Fashion Week Designer)
MARSHA BIGBY (London College of Fashion)
SCHENELL STEPHENS (Graduate Fashion Week Designer)
SYLVIA FUMUDOH (Graduate Fashion Week Designer)

EVENT DETAILS:
7pm – Late

4th Floor Studios
255-259 Commercial Road
London
E1 2BT

ENTRY VIA TICKET ONLY:
**LIMITED £5 TICKETS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE HERE***

@_TheLABELS_

Drake x GQ: Exclusive Freestyle

21 Mar

On my list of best dressed males in hip hop (Or any sub genres for that matter) Drake would be somewhere near the bottom of the list but it seems the people at GQ HQ have seen past Drizzys awful styling and seen potential.

As you may or may not be aware but Drake was one of GQs Aprils three cover stars for the Style Bible edition. GQ magazine features Octobers very own in a very dapper ‘grown & sexy’ shoot which I have to say I think this is the best I’ve seen him look to date. The rap star is interviewed in the mag and speaks on everything from his relationship with his father to getting women. “The seconds after a man reaches climax, that’s like the realest moment of your life.”

Keeping true to his rapping roots Drake has dropped an exclusive freestyle for GQ on all those things he likes to talk about: girls, money, fame (you catch my drift) in one short minute. Enjoy.

Versace x H&M..Round TWO!

17 Dec

If you missed out on getting a piece of the Versace x H&M collection last month Donatella has kindly given us another chance at owning a designer high street mash up. Versace will be back with H&M mid January 2012 with their cruise line which will only be available online in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands & the UK.

The collection will again offer male & female lines for the Spring/Summer season. The prints for the womens collection have been cut down to just one (but quirky fruit salad line up) and makes use of light block colours other wise, giving it a cleaner and fresh look. The menswear shows a more sophisticated feel, which I think reflects the collaboration of both brands very well. I think this will be another winning team effort.

Grrrrreat Kicks

9 Oct

Adidas Originals rarely fails to disappoint when it comes to their kicks and these new high tops definitely don’t. The Forum Mid silhouette has been jazzed up with a furry leopard print on the outer in addition to the classic leather.

 

Also available in white and brown, these are just fresh to death!

Versace x H&M Limited Edition Collection [Sneak Peak]

8 Oct

If there was ever a time I could justify queuing for hours outside in the cold just to buy some new clothes it would be for the Versace x H&M limited edition collaboration collection. November 19th is a date for your fashion diary!

Sneak peak images of the collabo campaign for men and women above shows richly beaded ensembles and quirky prints keeping true to the essence of both parties.

..Can’t wait!

Be The Face Of JD Sports

25 Sep

UK sports retailer JD Sports is on the hunt for fresh faces to front their next campaign. All you have to do is ‘Like’ their Facebook Page, upload your best photo & get your peeps to vote!

The top ten voted from London &  top ten from Manchester will be invited down to a casting on the 1st Oct. Along with 800 other selected people the elimination process will commence until left with 8! The lucky 8 from the search will be plastered over billboards, posters and the winter JD magazine distributed all over the UK.

No model stats required simply heaps of style and confidence, so if you think you have what it takes what are you waiting for?! Hop on over to the JD Sports Facebook page, this could be your big break!

Disney Has Moved Into A ‘New Era’

23 Sep

Every other brand these days seems to be taking on the ‘urban’ slant. It seems to be the ‘in’ thing to do at the moment: Toyota, Wetabix, FCUK (& the list goes on) to name a few, so it’s no surprise that there is now a Disney x New Era 59Fifty collabo!

There are four great designs on offer from this collection which feature classic Disney images underneath the caps brim and on the outer of the hat. No matter how old you get Disney never loses its magic.

Hillbilly to Hollywood (NYFW)

17 Sep

Jeremy Scott. Playful as ever showed a quirky country bumpkin to Hollywood inspired collection for SS12. Using The Beverly Hillbilles 1980s movie as reference you would be right in expecting a lot of denim and dungarees which was the feel to the collections opening. Cool beach prints followed which translated the transition from farm to city which introduced a tropical colour palette. Crazy cactus motifs and even crazier colour combinations followed in the eccentric way Scott does best.

The dresses with dangling question marks left people wondering what Scott is confused about. I wonder what he is confused about? There were also a few other questionable pieces on the runway as some models strutted down in leather briefs and cow print chaps!

The footwear from this collection is said to be a hint at what to expect from the next Adidas x Jeremy Scott collabo, exciting!

Photos via Style.com

Summer Lovin’

17 Sep

This year we had a typical ‘Great’ British summer..short lived flashes of sun, unpredictable showers and gale force winds to knock your granny off her feet.

But not to worry Pleats, Rhymes & Life has something to brighten up your next week with my top picks from New York & London Fashion Week S/S12 collections. The summer loving hasnt completely left us fashionistas just yet!

Mr Bathing Ape A/W11

16 Sep

Get suited and booted with Mr Bathing Ape. If your days of wearing camo hoodies and tees with cute dressed up monkeys have gone, no fear Bape have grown up with you.

Bape creator Nigo has introduced a formal urban wear line Mr Bathing Ape which is going from strength to strength. Keeping hold of its roots Mr Bathing Ape offers ties, pocket squares and suit lining in their signature camo print along with shirts, suits and formal footwear. A/W11 showcases a classic herritage look introducing herringbone to the mix. Whether you’re wearing a full Mr Bathing Ape three piece suit or simply one of their camo ties, you will turn more than a few heads this winter.

To complete your look check out Got Hot Feet for their latest mens footwear post ‘Suited & Booted’.

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