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Lulu goes handbags

Terribly exciting news people. Lulu Guinness is relaunching her flagship store at the end of this week. Instead of sitting on your bottoms at home and clicking your way to wardrobe heaven why not get in some early exercise (bikini holidays are looming) and trudge over to Ellis Street to check out the new shop. She told The Handbook: Everyone nowadays seems to be buying online. I wanted to give people a reason to come down to my shop so I have created a destination where people can enjoy a real Lulu experience.’ And that it certainly is, swish down […]

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Holland set to design for Debenhams

Warming news now, for fashion pixie and part-time DJ Henry Holland. It has been reported that chain Debenhams is courting the designer to try and convince him to become the next in line to create a collection for Designers At Debenhams. Although nothing has yet been confirmed, if talks turn to contracts, Henry will join a notorious list of designers including Betty Jackson and John Rocha. In a bid to attract the young, cooler buyers of Topshop and Uniqlo it is thought that the store is hoping that Holland, who is best friends with supermodel Agnes Deyn, will inject some […]

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Swarovski

Swarovski, are about to bring you a new website which allows you to create your very own bespoke piece of jewellery.  Pioneered at the London Crystallized store, the site allows you to design jewellery to your individual taste but without the painful bespoke price tag at the end. Already a celebrity favourite with stars such as Mischa Barton and Alexa Chung, the new site allows you to play around with different materials, stones and gems until you’re completely happy. If the thought of leaving the creativity solely to yourself seems slightly daunting, Swarovski even offer not only an online personal […]

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The Anita

If you’re still set on spending your vacation time in a glamourous resort this year, take a trip down Selfridges way and revel in the glittering splendour of the latest ultimate buy – the Anita bling-kini by hot swimwear company Pistol Panties. The limited edition cutaway one-piece is covered in over 5000 bright and dazzling Swarovskis, and is expected to be a massive seller – so much so that Selfridges have a waiting list going for customers to order in advance. The store are celebrating a massive 33% rise in swimwear sales up on last year, and are proud to […]

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Lodger Footwear

Despite only entering into the shoe market in October, Lodger footwear seems to be offering something unlike any other shoe designers. Founder Nathan Brown, has steered towards a more exclusive market, offering bespoke, hand made shoes to their customers. Every month Lodger brings another one-off shoe to the foreground. This April we see the vintage tennis shoe take the vanguard. Coming in off-white with a great two-piece toecap and hand stitching details, Lodger remains faithful to the original tennis shoes with flat woven laces and metal tips. With a new store just opened off Saville Row and Bond Street, it’s […]

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Thomas Pink

Thomas Pink is kicking off its spring/summer collection with its Supernature collection, inspired by the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements, specifically the work of Aubrey Beardsley and Ernst Haekel. The emphasis is on shape and fabric, with soft and layered tops in delicate silks and chiffon prints. Building on the quirky artist theme it is also launching its Dreams and Decadence collection, which captures a mix of couture and surrealism, melding Art Deco influences with iconographic black and white photographs from Surrealist artist Man Ray and his muse Lee Miller to create an enduring monochrome colour palette. Elegant […]

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Matthew Williamson for H&M

Here’s a tip: take a sneaky peek at Matthew Williamson’s first collection for H&M out next month and be the first to snap up his finest creations for spring/summer at a bargain price. The quirky designer joins a rostrum of other top designers, namely, Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Roberto Cavalli and Viktor & Rolf, all of whom have successfully collaborated with the high street brand. ‘It’s been fascinating to search back through my archives [in the past 11 years] to isolate the most iconic pieces, then rework them for H&M,’ Matthew says. ‘The spirit of the collection is both covetable […]

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To Spring

Stylist to the stars, Bobbi Brown, has launched another cosmetic gem. The Platinum collection has been released just in time for spring, ‘A touch of platinum makeup instantly highlights and gives the face a fresh modern edge,’ Bobbi says of the five-strong limited edition shades. The colour bars include the delicate Soft Pink and the deliciously sumptuous Golden Coral, and all shades can be blended together to light up the face. Use colours subtly to highlight cheeks or anywhere you want to add shimmer. The compact features a metallic silver finish (always useful for doubling-up when you forget your mirror) […]

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Girls, Girls, Girls

To coincide with the launch of their latest spring/summer collection, Roxy Heart has teamed up with JaguarShoes to present two exciting, but very different, photography exhibitions to celebrate the fairer sex. “Girls, Girls, Girls” is an exhibition of works by the amazingly talented female photographers, Valerie Phillips and Gemma Booth, and can be seen at The Old Shoreditch Fire Station. Valerie’s documentary style of photography captures the beauty and spontaneity of her subjects and for this exhibition she is presenting unseen pictures from her longest running case study, Lacy, a girl from Kentucky. The title “You’re so sexy baby”, “Shut […]

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Kyoku

Kyoku, a new grooming range for men is about to go on sale at Selfridges and to celebrate Kyoku are offering their shoppers complimentary facials. From 2nd-22nd April, the bespoke Kyoku for Men mini facials will be available at Selfridges every Saturday and Sunday during store hours. The lucky men will not only be able to trial the Kyoku products but also experience a 20 minute facial massage while seated in leather recliners, listening to relaxing music through state-of-the-art wireless headphones provided of Bose. The Kyoku products pride themselves in designing their products specifically with a man’s skin in mind. […]

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