FKA Twigs, Caribou, Patti Smith – the Field Day line-up just gets better and better and we can’t wait! East London’s favourite festival is taking place on 6th-7th June this summer and we’ve got the ultimate prize up for grabs.
Not only could you win a pair of tickets to the festival in Victoria Park, but the prize also includes a night’s stay at the achingly cool Ace Hotel in Shoreditch for you and a friend. Forget festival camping – you’ll be put up in one of the Ace’s luxe boutique rooms (all vintage furniture and modern art on the walls) and be treated to breakfast from its Bulldog Edition cafe.
Sound good? To enter, simply look out for the daily competition tweet here and retweet to win!
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If you’re stateside this weekend, you’ll be bagging yourself a three day weekend courtesy of Memorial Day. Whether you feel like partying your way through to Tuesday, having a much needed chillout session, or just having a good old fashioned stay-cation, we’ve picked the best things to do (and the wardrobe to work while you’re doing them)…
LIFE’S A BEACH
As of this weekend, New York’s iconic Coney Island is open all day every day until the summer season comes to an end on Labor Day. Try out the new Luna Park rides, or take a tourist style walk along the pier with a famous Coney’s Cone ice cream. On the West coast? LA’s Hermosa Beach is home to the Fiesta Hermosa this weekend, a huge street fair full of arts, music and food.
What to wear?
Channel Beyonce’s Coney Island set XO video and go for jeans and a tee with layered jewellery and a statement lip colour. We reckon popping your bikini on underneath is a good shout, too.
Dallas dwellers can add some culture to their park picnic by heading to Klyde Warren Park. There, you can catch the Dallas Symphony end the weekend with a free concert. Over in Cali, embrace old school Woodstock vibes at the Topanga Day Country Fair with vegan snacks and hippy arts.
What to wear?
Look picnic perfect in this season’s modern florals and work a sundress with chunky sandals, or go retro in flares, fringing and wooden wedges.
Chicago is going all out on the firework front, kicking off the weekend with the first sparkling instalment of a whole season of weekly displays. In New York, catch the annual Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade – which has been a beloved tradition since 1867 – from 1pm, and see veterans take to the streets alongside school bands and antique cars.
What to wear?
Celebrate city-chic style and work all white in crisp shirts and shorts, or the summer staple, a LWD (that’s little white dress, of course!) Throw on a denim jacket for the evening chill.
What are you up to this Memorial Day weekend? Let us on know on Twitter.
The Met Gala is fashion’s answer to the Super Bowl and for 2015 we got our game face on. Inspired by the Met’s newest exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass, the Topshop design team created bespoke gowns for the fashion world’s elite. Get the lowdown on the girls, the looks and their red carpet gowns right here…
The Gone Girl actress brought serious smoulder to her bespoke Topshop dress with a simple bun and gold power heels. “The dress fits perfectly with the theme,” said Emily of her hand embroidered gown, “it’s very unique.”
Josephine de La Baume
Somebody say cool couple alert? We first fell for the dreamy Josephine de La Baume after her turn as Agent Provocateur model and Jalouse cover star. For her debut at the Met Gala, Josephine went seriously glam in a hand-embroidered custom Topshop gown with black and white beading and cascading train. Her accessory? Her hubby, DJ and producer Mark Ronson in bespoke Topman.
The younger Hadid sister brought a little sassiness to the Met Ball with a black mini dress detailed with bold 3D embroidery in golden yellow and burnt copper. The no selfie rule was unsurprisingly broken after her and gal pal Hailey Baldwin cosied up with Teen Vogue Style Director, Andrew Bevan, and started snapping away on Instagram.
Do brunettes have more fun? Maybe Hailey will be able to tell us this morning. The all-American Topshop denim star dyed her bleach locks chocolate brown for the first time at the Met Gala. Hailey got her dreamy pins out in a pastel blue mini dress with a serious front thigh split. Swoon!
Introducing the golden girl. Well, one of them, but her form fitting dress did at first glance seem made of pure liquid gold. Our favourite bit? The raised contoured neckline and her fierce glittering make-up.
Supermodel Lily Donaldson brought a softer touch to the Chinese Whispers theme with a lucky red silk dress with fitted bodice and layered tulle skirt. Perhaps one of our favourite selfies of the night came from Lily’s Instagram – an elevator crammed with everyone from Kendall Jenner and Cara, to Hailey Baldwin and Jourdan Dunn. We love!
The Victoria’s Secret model brought some serious Angel styling to her Topshop look in a silk tulle and pearl embellished gown with a plunging neckline and daring thigh high split. Dreamy or what?
Love the Met Ball? Tell us which #Topshop gown was your favourite on Twitter!
Posted on February 23, 2015
Last night, while half the celebrity world was immersed in the London Fashion Week whirlwind, the other half were taking shelter from the torrential rain stateside for the 87th Academy Awards. There were dresses and diamonds galore (obvs), a British win (congrats Eddie Redmayne!) and a whole lot of red carpet couple action (looking at you Jennifer and Justin). But if you’re not heading to a fancy awards ceremony anytime soon, here’s how you can try out this year’s red carpet trends at home.
1. PEARLY QUEEN
Photo: Jim Smeal/BEI/Rex
Lupita Nyongo, best actress winner Julianne Moore and Felicity Jones all went for outfits dripping top-to-toe in pearls. Mega beautiful, yes, but a little on the heavy side. If you’re after something a little more subtle, limit your pearl use to accessories only: Ear cuffs, chokers and body chains are fresh options, or try a top with pearl embellishment on the hem or collar.
2. NEXT LEVEL NECKLINES
Photo: Jim Smeal/BEI/REX
There were plunging Vs and cold shoulders all across the red carpet, Emma Stone went for a slash neck beaded number, but it was Sienna Miller’s slick square neckline we were really crushing on. Style it ’90s this season and layer ribbed crop tops and dresses over a tee or polo neck.
3. LADY IN RED
Photo: Startraks Photo/REX
A brave choice considering the colour of the carpet, but Fifty Shades’ Dakota Johnson, Rosamund Pike and Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo all went for traffic-stopping scarlet. Try a simple slip dress under a leather jacket or, if all over colour isn’t your thing, go for a super bright lip shade instead.
Need more style inspiration? See the street style looks we’re loving this season.
Posted on February 4, 2015
Feeling cold? Winter may be dragging on with snow and sub zero temperatures, but we’ve noticed a trend emerging for all things tropical. From palm leaf prints to dreamy music and a new craze for Hawaiian food, follow our guide and you’ll feel transported to sunnier shores in no time – even if you can’t afford that trip to the Bahamas.
THE TROPICAL PRINT’S ARE ARRIVING
Tropical references were everywhere on the catwalks – from Erdem’s jungle-themed show to orchid prints at Matthew Williamson. And we want to wear them now. Go for our graphic palm print trousers with a bright knit or our jungle-style pussy bow blouse with black skinnies and boots. Who said winter dressing has to be all black and grey?
MUSIC’S GONE BEACHY
The best way to escape winter blues? Plug in to some of our favourite new artists with tropical sounds. James Vincent McMorrow‘s latest album has been compared to a ‘warm sonic blanket’, while Mac DeMarco‘s dreamy ‘Salad Days’ track will get you looking forward to a sun-filled day at Field Day festival – where it’s just been announced he’ll play this May.
HAWAIIAN FOOD IS IN
Everyone’s talking about POND, a new Hawaain restaurant opened up in London’s Dalston. With a super-slick interior complete with private booths and a cool exposed ceiling, this place is far from any tacky Tiki bar. Cocktail-wise we got in the Hawaain spirit with Dashboard Hulas (like a G+T with lemongrass), plus Lil’ Island Ice Teas made with homemade cola. And the food? As well as delicacies from the island like barbeque smoked pork belly and lake-caught catfish, the menu is packed with Hawaiian speciality spam (yup, spam) – but don’t be put off – we guarantee spam fries will rock your world.
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