TAYLOR SWIFT TAKES ON HYDE PARK

Posted on November 11, 2014

If there’s been one track resonating around Topshop HQ since August it’s Taylor Swift’s, “Shake It Off.” The industry’s goody two shoes has shaken off (sorry, we couldn’t resist!) her country sound and her newest album, TS 1989, is embracing pop in it’s purest form. There’s dark Kelly Clarkson-esque ballads – “Foxes” – and  joyous calls to arms – “Welcome to New York” – each track with a satisfying balance of memorable hooks and Tay Tay’s relatable songwriting. So why are we suddenly talking all things Swift? Well, the woman of the hour is on her way across the pond and come 2015 she’ll be kicking off Hyde Park’s British Summer Time festival. COOL OR WHAT?! So if there’s one thing to get us through the colder winter months it might just be this…

Don’t miss the event of the summer and snap up your tickets right here.

TOP 3 WINTER GETAWAYS

Posted on November 10, 2014

Whether you’re a pro on the black runs or a self-confessed skiing-sceptic, we’ve got the perfect winter breaks to suit your style.

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The best for a party… MERIBEL

Meribel knows how to party! Opt for a few sundowners at lodge-bar “La Folie Douce” or crowd surf with fashion types at the resort’s famous “Le Rond Point” club.

Wear: faux fur snoods, colourful cable knits, bright padded jackets

The best for chilling… FLAINE 

This sleepy town in the Alps is the perfect place to escape hustle and bustle. As well as top notch skiing conditions you can soak up a Nordic-inspired atmosphere with Scandi architecture and dog sledding round the village. We love a Husky dog!

Wear: cable knit beanies, faux fur ear muffs, black salopettes

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The best for a spa… GSTAAD 

Want to join the VIP crowd? It has to be Gstaad in the Swiss alps. This uber-exclusive resort is home to Gstaad Palace – a top-notch spa offering the full Turkish bath experience from steam baths to massages – perfect after a hard day on the slopes.

Wear: chic ski suits in the snow to palm print bikinis in the spa.

OUR TOP FILM THIS WEEK

Posted on November 7, 2014

Got any plans this weekend? We’re taking a trip to the IMAX to watch our top pick this week …

INTERSTELLAR

The director of Inception and the Dark Knight trilogy, Christopher Nolan, returns this autumn with another twisty sci-fi tale. But where the Dark Knight trilogy focused on Batman and his attempt, in part, to keep Gotham safe, Interstellar is concerned with a group of explorers who find a wormhole and travel across the vast gulf of space searching for a new home. It stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Mackenzie Foy – don’t wait for an Orange Wednesday, go now!

TOPSHOP COMES TO 5TH AVENUE

Posted on November 6, 2014

After nearly 365 days of anticipation, two seriously exclusive VIP events and one very special Queen Bey, the doors of Topshop’s 5th Avenue store are finally open. Here’s a moment by moment run down…

LINE UP!

With another six hours before the store actually opens the hardcore Topshop and Topman fans started their queue – or “line” should be say – down along 49th street at 6am.  First in the queue  was a student from North Carolina rocking a seriously awesome leather jacket (Topman, of course) and the rest of the line featured in their stylish bests.

CARA AND MAX’S GRAND ARRIVAL

If there’s anyone who can rock a blue velvet suit and Jordan’s to perfect it’s Cara Delevingne. Looking seriously gorgeous and fresh faced, Cara linked up with actor Max Irons to welcome in the crowds. Could there be a more gorgeous couple? We think not.

HAILEE STEINFELD SNUCK IN

Actress Hailee Steinfeld just couldn’t help herself. Last night’s Topshop party wasn’t enough for this A-lister and she had to pop down to the store’s grand opening to grab a few 5th Ave exclusives and take a selfie or two with BFF Hailey Baldwin.

THE TWITTER MIRROR WENT VIRAL

You’d think a night of papping selfies at our VIP party at Grand Central Station would be enough but for our 5th Ave style insiders – Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Hailey Baldwin and Kate Foley – they couldn’t stop the tweeting. Our favourite has got to be the three of them all cosied up together like best of pals.

CARA GIVES GOOD SELFIE

Cara didn’t just open the store with a smile but with a selfie. After taking the podium with Max Irons she rushed over to the crowds and took a pic on her phone, capturing the screaming Topshop and Cara lovers in the background. It didn’t end there, Cara did a run down of the entire queue with Sir Philip Green to meet those who had been waiting patiently for the store to open. Beautiful and nice. Good job, Cara.

WHAT HAPPENED AT GRAND CENTRAL STATION…

Posted on November 5, 2014

When Topshop opens a new flagship, we do it right! Beyonce, Cara, Paris, Naomi and more partied at our launch event at Grand Central Station in NYC. Here’s what we learnt on the night…

1. BEYONCE SHOWED UP AND ROCKED A CLASSIC LBD

After our announcement last month that Beyoncé would work on a new partnership with Topshop rumours swam around whether she’d grace us with her presence at our #UNLOCK5TH event at Grand Central Station. Lucky for us, the Queen of Everything did come along to our VIP party and even better, she wore a black mini dress all our dreams are made of. Better still, you can buy it right now!

2. TOPSHOP GIRLS LOVE TO PARTY AND JESSIE J MADE IT HAPPEN 

And by Topshop girls we mean our style insider Hailey Baldwin, A-lister Hailee Steinfeld and campaign girl Cara Delevingne, who as soon as Jessie J grabbed the mic post dinner were on the dance floor slowing. The party didn’t stop there with some romantic guitar playing from Nick Jonas followed by a DJ set to remember.

3. LIONEL RITCHIE IS SO COOL

Now us Topshop girls are generally all about music of the now and the next but when we heard stirrings Sir Philip Green was bringing along his pal Lionel Ritchie we were more than a little excited. As the A-listers took their seats the legendary soul singer took to the piano and played out maybe his favourite tune of choice, Easy Like Sunday Morning. Dreamy or what?

4. NEW YORK’S IT GIRLS SHOWED FACE

Mia Moretti, Bella Hadid, Yolanda Foster, Amirah Kassem, Sophie Auster, Zara Martin, Harley Viera-Newton, Atlanta De Cadenet… Seriously, the fabulous names just kept coming. All of the hippest and chicest kids from Manhattan – and even further afield – were at last night’s event. Our favourite moment? Harley Viera-Newton swooning over Nick Jonas.

5. WE HAD SERIOUS FASHION CRED

From the darling Eva Chen of Lucky to the reigning queen of Vogue, Anna Wintour, industry insiders abounded. Vogue’s Emma Elwick Bates chatted with fellow colleague and Topshop Creative Director Kate Phelan whilst another industry (and newspaper) favourite Naomi Campbell cosied up with our supermodel starlet Cara.

6. IT WAS A SISTER ACT

Not only did our campaign girl Cara kill it with her slick exclusive Topshop mini dress but her sister Poppy also looked crazy good in a faux fur throw and beaded white mini dress. The siblings didn’t end there when our favourite reality star Paris showed up with her sis.

7. THE TWITTER MIRROR IS THE NEW SELFIE

From Naomi Campbell and Derek Blasberg to Jessie J and Cara Delevingne our Twitter Mirror was the centre of all the celeb selfies. We even got Lionel Ritchie… Don’t forget to check them all out on our Twitter channel.