LET’S GET ’70s (IRL)

Posted on January 23, 2015

In case you hadn’t noticed, ’70s style is having a bit of a moment. Our SS15 collection is packed with key throwback pieces, from psychedelic floral prints, to pussybow blouses and flares. But, we’re not just feeling the far-out vibes when it comes to fashion – ’70s is having a major moment in culture too. So, if you’re ready to take the retro love in next-level, here’s three totally groovy things to do:

1. WATCH: INHERENT VICE

Boogie Nights director Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest on-screen masterpiece is a groovy (a favourite word of the cast) flashback of the ‘60s/’70s, full of dreamy fashion that’s guaranteed to inspire our festival wardrobes this season. Based in California Beach, the film follows private detective Larry “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) as he embarks on a mission to find his ex-lover Shasta (Katherine Waterson) when she mysteriously vanishes. While we’re still daydreaming about Katherine Waterson’s orange crochet dress and Reese Witherspoon’s cute co-ords – the mutton chops comeback is still questionable…

In cinemas from 30 January 2015. Watch the trailer here

c.1976, © Venetia Porter. Thea Porter’s London shop.

2. GO: THEA PORTER: BOHEMIAN CHIC, AT THE FASHION AND TEXTILE MUSEUM
If there was ever a pioneer of ’70s style,  it was Thea Porter. Known for the innovative fashion and interior design sold at her famous Greek street store, her fans ranged from The Beatles to Elizabeth Taylor and Faye Dunaway. Spend a day immersed in her eclectic world in a new retrospective spanning her creations, career and travels.

 Running from 6 February – 3 May, 2015. Head here for more info

3. PIN: FARRAH FAWCETT
The 2nd February marks what would have been the 68th birthday of original Charlie’s Angel and ’70s icon Farrah Fawcett AKA your new pinspiration. Think old school sportswear, fanned out hair and some strong flare wearing game.

Still can’t get enough of the dream decade? Shop ’70s style here.

 

GET SET FOR ADIDAS STELLASPORT

Posted on January 23, 2015

Need a little style inspiration to sign up for that 10K or to book into that oh-so-serious sounding new spin class? Introducing adidas StellaSport. Perhaps the first sporty range we’ve laid eyes on that actually makes us want to get up and DO something. This isn’t quiet performance wear – this is bold and brilliant. From fluro pink leggings to the perfect sports tank, sport never looked so appealing.

Shop adidas StellaSport and stay tuned for news around last night’s mega launch party.

MEET THE BLOGGERS BEHIND FREEDOM FOUND

Posted on January 21, 2015

To create our new Freedom Found jewellery we sent two of our favourite fashion bloggers to Istanbul to gather inspiration – sourcing one of a kind jewellery pieces at the city’s famous Grand Bazaar. The ladies in question? Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What and Camille Charrière of Over The Rainbow. To launch the collection, both bloggers hosted chic events in their cities – New York and London, of course – and we were there to enjoy a few glasses of champagne and catch up with the girls about their time in Istanbul.

Danielle, We Wore What

How did you source the jewellery pieces that inspired Freedom Found?

D: “We spent hours hunting through the Grand Bazaar to find one of a kind pieces we’ve never seen before.”

C: I wanted my pieces to reflect the staples in my own wardrobe, so looked through all the different stalls for pieces that I felt had a timeless air about them, and would fit in nicely with my own sartorial routine.

What’s your favourite style in the collection?

D: “I love all the necklaces stacked together with a minimal outfit under.”

C: My favourite piece is the set of three bracelets, purely because I feel you could bang them on and leave to their own device for months at a time, which is the way I like to wear my jewellery.

What can we expect from the collection as a whole?

D: “The collection screams festival season to me. I expect people to be wearing the collection to events like Coachella.”

How would you describe it in three words?

D: “Vintage, metal, bohemian.”

What do you think of Istanbul as a travel destination?

C: Istanbul was a blast! The food was beautiful, the historical city mesmerising and the nightlife wild. Soho House is opening their biggest venue there at the end of this month so am already plotting my return. So much left to explore!

Where would you recommend to someone visiting Istanbul?

D: “I definitely recommend staying at the Mama Shelter Hotel. It was super cute and had amazing views of the city. And of course the Grand Bazaar for shopping.”

What advice would you give someone starting a style blog?

D: “Stay true to yourself, find your niche, high quality images are important and keep the design of your blog minimal.”

C: Do it for the right reasons: because you have a voice and want to share. And remember, the internet is infinite. There is room for everyone. Good luck!”

Shop Freedom Found  

TOP THREE ’70S ICONS

Posted on January 20, 2015

Obsessed with the ‘70s fashion trend? Take it to the next level with inspiration from our top three cultural icons of the decade.

 1. JOAN DIDION

This woman practically broke the internet when she appeared as the new face of Celine for its SS15 campaign but we’ve been fans of Joan since reading Play It As It Lays. If you didn’t know already, Didion is pretty much the poster girl for female journalism and has been receiving literary awards left, right and centre – anyway she’s a fierce writer, opinionated as they come and loves a good jumper.

Read: Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Year of Magical Thinking. Get the look with a black polo and smart flares. 

2. DIANE KEATON 

You probably know this woman as Annie Hall. But as well as starring in the Woody Allen classic, we love Diane for making menwear a totally viable fashion choice, her skill at delivering a punch line and her lesser-known work as a photographer.

Watch: Annie Hall, Manhattan, The Godfather Part 2. Read: Reservations: Photography by Diane Keaton. Get the look with a waistcoat and skinny scarf.

 3. STEVIE NICKS

The Fleetwood Mac frontwoman is one of our ultimate icons of all time, thanks to her ever-cool stage presence, awesome hat game and the fact she’s still headlining festivals at 66!

See: Fleetwood Mac on tour in the USA and Europe this summer. Get the look with a statement hat and a floaty lace dress

Feeling inspired by our icons? Shop ’70s style now. 

WIN! ADIDAS STELLASPORT LAUNCH TICKETS

Posted on January 16, 2015

Stella McCartney, adidas and Charli XCX? This is a party you don’t want to miss.

adidas StellaSport is a sportswear line designed under the creative direction of the one and only Stella McCartney for adidas – and the new collection is coming to Topshop this month! What’s more – we’re giving you the chance to win tickets to a launch party that’s pretty special.

Taking place at our Oxford Circus store on Thursday 22nd January, there’ll be the opportunity to shop the collection before anyone else, live music from Charli XCX, special dance performances and an interactive zine-making session with Lotte Andersen of Maxilla mag. You’ll also nab a goodie bag and there’ll be some exciting food ‘n’ drink.

Want to win? (Who wouldn’t?). Then simply fill in the competition form to win a pair of tickets.

And even if you’re not lucky enough to win, head down to Oxford Circus from 6pm on the night to catch some serious window displays.

adidas StellaSport launches at Topshop on 23rd January 2015.

 

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