ENDLESS SUMMER: HOLLYWOOD EDITION

Posted on July 27, 2015

What better way to kick off our Endless Summer sessions than in the beautiful Hollywood hills? Part pool party, part festival, the free show at the iconic Roosevelt Hotel saw our guests sipping cocktails in the pool and dancing the evening away to pop perfection Shamir.

Aside from sunning themselves poolside and snacking on mini burgers and fries, our lucky guests were treated to Lana Del Ray-style fresh flower crowns and tried out new hair dos from our free hair braiding bar. It didn’t end there. Our insta-feed was flooded with inflatable flamingos, blow-up beach balls and a seriously shiny booth kitted out with adorable props that made for the cutest photo ops.

But it really was the music that got everyone’s hands in the air. After a mellow electro DJ set we were treated to a slick live band led by star on the rise, Shamir, who played some of his most-loved tracks in the coolest pair of dungarees. The perfect Saturday or what?!

Want to come to our next one? Check our schedule to see when there’s an Endless Summer event coming to a city near you and get free tickets by heading to your nearest Topshop store! Click here to find out more.

INTRODUCING GIGI HADID FOR AW15

Posted on July 27, 2015

She’s modelled for everyone from Balmain to Tom Ford and Chanel, and now Gigi Hadid’s our new girl for AW15! Daughter of model and reality star Yolanda Foster, Gigi landed her first modelling job for Guess at just two years old and counts the likes of Kendall Jenner as childhood friends. Now 20, Gigi’s fast become fashion’s new muse – winning 2015′s Model of the Year, starring in Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood video and becoming a style icon to millions via Instagram.

You can check out the first images from the campaign released today – shot by one of our favourite photographers Tyrone le Bon. Known for his hazy evocative portraits, Tyrone shot the campaign in his hometown of London, showcasing looks styled by our Creative Director Kate Phelan. Ranging from effortless jeans and tee pairings to a sharp tailoring and luxe faux fur – it’s a taste of the season to come at Topshop!

Check out more of the Gigi campaign on Style.com and get ready to shop the full lookbook coming soon…

GET READY FOR PORT ELIOT!

Posted on July 26, 2015

Looking for a festival with more than just music? Port Eliot is the place to be. Held in the gardens of a medieval monastery and stately home in Cornwall, it’s known for its massively eclectic line-up of culture. The past few years have seen Kate Winslet reading children’s stories, Barbara Hulanicki hosting a drawing masterclass and a film programme hand picked by Martin Scorsese. Then comes the fashion! This year there’ll be a whole zone of the festival curated by British Fashion Council’s Ambassador for Emerging Talent, Sarah Mower. Here’s three of the things we can’t wait to see.

GAME OF THRONES
Yes, you are still reading the right article. Game of Thrones’s actress Gwendoline Christie (and new face of Vivienne Westwood) will chat costume and characters alongside the production and costume designers of the award-winning TV programme. Plus, the NEWGEN team will each be designing their own Game of Thrones style costumes.

MOLLY GODDARD
NEWGEN designer Molly Goddard will be recreating her unique London Fashion Week SS15 presentation live at the festival. Head down to watch a troop of models dressed head-to-toe in Goddard’s super girly looks trying their hand at a life drawing class.

ALEXANDER FURY
The Independent’s Fashion Editor will be holding a live illustrated talk about the influence of medieval fashion throughout the years, featuring pieces from Rick Owens, Giles Deacon and Mary Katrantzou.

 

MAKING PAPER: THE NEW MAGAZINES WE <3

Posted on July 23, 2015

The magazine world has seriously embraced girl power of late, and we’re into it. From tongue-in-cheek life lessons to in-depth discussions with the smartest women of the moment, here’s the three print titles we’re obsessing over this summer…

THE  MUSHPIT
Editorial dream team Bertie Brandes and Char Roberts have teamed up for another issue of their (seriously funny) zine The Mushpit. The Sellout Issue includes a guide to dating in your twenties, writer Harriet Verney reprising her role as a bad agony aunt and some dreamy shoots. Plus, the funniest fake ads we’ve ever seen.

RIPOSTE
Championing aspirational females, Riposte is ‘a smart magazine for women’. Spanning everything from music and art to politics, food and travel, it prides itself on honest, interesting interviews. The latest issue includes conversations with Petra Collins, Susie Bubble and Eno Williams. Who needs women’s bodies on the cover when you’ve got these incredible names?

THE INGÉNUE
Independent London based magazine The Ingénue has stayed firmly on our shelves since it launched earlier this year. Featuring interviews with the likes of Nancy Sinatra and V&A Fashion Curator Oriole Cullen and a ton of amazing shoots with the newest faces in fashion. Get the next issue release (18th September) in your diary, stat.

Prefer a longer read? See the best books to pack in your beach bag this summer. 

POSTCARD FROM… BERLIN

Posted on July 22, 2015

Our latest postcard has arrived from Berlin – where Natalie Prass snapped us a photo diary backstage on tour. Our favourite new singer from Nashville, Natalie’s self-titled debut album mixes her light and lilting voice with tales of heartbreak – taking inspiration from music greats from Dolly Parton to Jenny Lewis. Click the images below to see Natalie in the run up to her gig at Berlin’s uber-cool music venue Privatclub.

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