Shopping in London this weekend? We’re celebrating payday at our Oxford Circus flagship store with DIY workshops on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th March. Denim customisation, monogramming, initial engraving… everything looks better with a personal stamp! Here’s what’s going on.
Fancy letting our tailors customise your denim? Get complimentary patches, studs or distressing with any of your denim buys.
ENGRAVING & EMBOSSING
Give your jewellery a personal touch with initial engraving, embossing and foiling on selected accessory purchases.
Embroidery experts Hawthorne & Heaney will be on hand to custom monogram your jeans, shirts, scarves or nightwear.
Personalise anything from your clutch to your iPhone case at Skinnydip’s sticker shop.
Wear glasses? You can add your own prescription to any frames at our Toyshades pop-up – choosing everything from the frame shape to the colour of the lens.
Create your own necklaces and bracelets from a selection of charms and semi-precious stones with help from Orelia’s jewellery designers.
Customise anything from a T-shirt to socks with YR Store’s exclusive prints.
The finishing touch to all your DIY goodies? Nab free eye and lip touch ups from our makeup artists, with every beauty purchase.
Book your complimentary appointment today and you’ll get your own personal stylist in one of our VIP dressing suites.
Channel your inner Bake Off winner and get cupcake decorating at our Lola’s stall. Cupcakes not your thing? Pick and mix from Frae’s endless selection of frozen yogurt or keep up your shopping stamina with refreshments from Juicery.
Make It Your Own runs from Friday 27th and Saturday 28th March at Topshop Oxford Circus in London.
If you fancy making the most of the four day Easter weekend (rather than sitting on the sofa surrounded by Easter egg wrappers), here’s what’s happening:
The first bank holiday weekend of the year means it’s time to party, right? Kick it off by going to see our current music crush Wolf Alice play Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Friday night. Alternatively, you can spend the whole weekend soaking up something a little more old school, at ’60s themed festival Le Beat Bespoke Weekender, or the London Ska Festival. Not in the mood for music? Check out Bath Comedy Festival for some guaranteed LOLs.
Pencil in a cinema date (or three), the long-awaited documentary about Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection for Dior, Dior & I is out on the 27th March – think dream dresses and celeb appearances all round. If that’s not your cup of tea, While We’re Young is out on Friday, directed by Frances Ha’s Noah Baumbach and starring Girls Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried – prepare yourself for a sweet, awkward comedy with a dreamy New York backdrop. Or, unleash your inner Disney princess and check our the live action Cinderellare-make.
OUT AND ABOUT
The weather is (fingers crossed) going to be brilliant across Easter Weekend, and luckily there’s some amazing outdoors activities going on. It wouldn’t be Easter without an egg hunt, so get down to Kensington Roof Gardens and find your way to a giant luxury egg from Choccywoccydoodah, or Kew Gardens for a Willy Wonka themed eggstravangza, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Shopping on Oxford Street? The Meringue Girls are setting up shop in our flagship store, stop by for free sweet treats when you spend over £60!
And what to wear? Get your outfit inspiration from our Easter feature.
Girls still ruling the music scene? Of course. In 2014 we fell for female voices like London Grammar, Banks and FKA Twigs, but now there’s a whole run of new female singers hot on their heels. Meet the new girls on our playlist.
If you like London Grammar… Listen to LAURA DOGGETT
We first fell for Laura Doggett‘s deep, seductive tones on Broadchurch, but nothing prepared us for the spine tingles at her recent slot supporting Years & Years. We tracked down the lady herself backstage to hear more about her distinctive sound. “I guess it’s more of an older voice,” she told us excitedly. “I’ve had comparisons to singers like Patti Smith and Tracey Chapman, which I can’t even get my head around – it’s so amazing to hear!” Fashion is another important part of her stage presence: “I love performing in dramatic pieces like capes and floaty dresses - it’s about tricking people into thinking I’m more majestic than I really am.” Taking to the stage in a white tailored cape with shoulder pads and flowing sleeves, she certainly fooled us.
Kacy Hill‘s already hit the big time as an American Apparel model – but now it’s her music catching people’s attention – namely Kanye West, who just signed the 26-year-old to his record label G.O.O.D. Watch the video to her debut track ‘Experience’ and we guarantee you’ll get hooked on her dreamy vocals and fresh take on pop – not to mention those next-level freckles. Pass the freckle pencil…
Charlotte O’ Connor scored a record contract off the back of her MySpace at just 16, but after a somewhat shaky start in the music biz, she’s back again with a new sound and a new pop star name. ‘Colour My Heart’ showcases her darker, more gothic sound – a new direction inspired by a night spent in Berlin’s notorious Berghain club. Think soul searching lyrics, electro hooks and some seriously statement stage outfits that’ll give Banks even more of a run for her money…
Simple, yet iconic, the classic white shirt is a long time wardrobe staple. This season, we’re taking our styling tips from the throwback girls who wore them best. Here’s who to channel:
For the ultimate summer vibes, take your inspiration from a ’90s Cindy Crawford and tie an oversized style into a crop. Roll up the sleeves and pair with vintage-look mom shorts and hoop earrings. So simple, so cool.
If you’re in need of a holiday cover-up, a Pretty Woman era Julia Roberts is your go-to girl. Opt out of feminine styles and knot your shirt over everything from a colour-pop mini dress and heels, to a beach ready bikini.
This week, we enlisted the help of Blow Ltd to get the super sleek look from Balmain’s AW15 show. And we didn’t even have to leave our desk! Booking with Blow’s Fast Beauty To Go service means an expert stylist will come to you wherever you are – whether you need a quick blow dry or a full beauty makeover with manicure and make-up. So try the Balmain look for yourself with their step-by-step guide, or simply book a stylist to do it for you!
1. Start with freshly washed hair in its natural state.
2. Spray with water to dampen.
3. Use a comb to create a side parting and section hair into five, securing each into a bun.
4. Start with the back section. Blow dry all sides of the root first, before moving onto the mid lengths and ends – and remember to direct the air downwards to achieve maximum shine and smoothness.
5. Repeat with all other sections.
6. After applying a light serum, use hair straighteners to smooth the ends of the hair. To finish, spray a comb with hairspray and use the handle to smooth over any flyaway hairs. Now you’re done!