From a classic Kate Moss wayfarer, to Victoria Beckham’s noughties aviator days, Ray-Ban has long held the crown when it comes to sunglasses. Thinking of investing? We’ve got some good news – the brand’s just landed at Topshop. To celebrate its arrival we’re taking inspiration from the girls who wear Ray-Bans best.
Fun fact: Why are Ray-Bans called Ray-Bans? Because they ban the sun’s rays… Mind. Blown.
1. ROUND ROUND, BABY
Ever the bad girl’s go-to, round Ray-Bans look amazing when you take them full ’70s and team with shearling and a shaggy fringe like model Behati Prinsloo. You can get them with pink lenses too, which means you will literally be wearing rose-tinted glasses. Amazing.
2. THE ONLY WAY(FARER)
Worn by music legends like Debbie Harry and Madonna and in tonnes of famous films (think Patricia Arquette’s red pair in True Romance), wayfarers always bring a bit of classic rock ‘n’ roll to an outfit. Channel Kate Moss in her noughties heyday and wear with a tee and dishevelled hair, or keep it sleek and try them with a Taylor Swift-style red lip.
3. THE AVIATION SITUATION
Will aviators ever go out of style? We doubt it. Wear yours like ’70s band Runaways, with flares and seriously high platforms, or go for a polished California vibe like Kendall Jenner with a statement jumpsuit and ‘no make-up’ make-up.
Decided? Shop your Ray-Ban winner now.
Our latest postcard comes from the South of France, where we sent one of our favourite photographers Rosaline Shahnavaz. Making a name for herself on the London fashion scene, she’s shot for everyone from Giles to Ashley Williams and Molly Goddard – and now she’s bringing you her holiday snaps with an Olympus PEN camera. Click the images below to click through the gallery.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.