DANCE OFF! KIESZA’S BACK

Posted on November 14, 2014

You probably know Kiesza from last summer’s ‘Hideaway’ video, dancing round the city in those now-famous jeans ‘n’ braces. But this month sees her return with single number three – electro hit ‘No Enemiesz’ shows off more of the Canadian star’s  moves (not to mention her song writing talents – did you know she’s written for everyone from Jennifer Hudson to Kylie?). Read on as we chat shoes, songwriting and throwing shapes.

How was it shooting the ‘No Enemiesz’ vid?

We shot the video in this big warehouse in New Jersey. The dance routine took 17 hours to shoot – it was physically the most challenging dance I have done so far!

What inspired your outfit in the video?

The shoes were a key element. They were designed by my favourite artist and friend Ed Heck who I am working with currently on a fashion collaboration with.

Have you seen Greg James’ version of ‘Hideaway’? 

Yes! It was the very first parody made of ‘Hideaway‘ and it’s still one of my absolute favourites. Greg nailed it. I want to see him do ‘No Enemiesz’ next. This is officially a challenge Greg James!

How does the song writing process work for you?

It’s different every time but I tend to start with a simple chord progression that inspires the melody. Then I usually add lyrics. There aren’t any rules.

You’ve written songs for some of pop’s biggest names. Who’s next? 

Being a songwriter, you realise quickly that there is no way to know who you will have chemistry with. I just let my songs find their rightful place and artist. Like the way ‘Go All Night’ that I did with Gorgon City connected with Jennifer Hudson. She brought it to a whole other level.

What else have you got coming up?

My album ‘Sound Of A Woman’ is coming out really soon in the UK and I am currently working on expanding my live show!

Keep up with Kiesza on her Facebook page.  

5TH AVENUE DOES PERSONAL SHOPPING

Posted on November 13, 2014

If there’s one thing 5th Avenue is known for it’s the next level service when it comes to shopping. There was no question then when our brand new Topshop came to the iconic avenue we’d need to offer one of the best Personal Shopping areas ever seen. As part of the four floor 40,000 square space we’ve cornered off an exclusive section dedicated to Topshop Personal Shopping. Complete with a cosy lounge, endless sweet treats and a troupe of fabulously dressing Personal Shoppers – needless to say it’s an area we would happily spend all day in!

Global Head of Personal Shopping Soulmaz Vosough has spent months carefully selecting her oh-so-stylish head shoppers who will be on hand to carefully pick out your unique Topshop looks. Whether it’s a statement dress for a one-off event or a complete wardrobe overhaul our Personal Shoppers are skilled for every occasion imaginable.

To make a real splash on 5th Ave we hosted three events in the run up to opening, from Martinis and Munchies – with a fully stocked bar and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres – to the cutest tea time afternoon shop for mother’s and daughters – think classic mini scones and china tea cups – there really was an appointment for every New Yorker.

It didn’t end there and some of New York’s style savvy came out to host their very own Personal Shopping events. Observer style columnist Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzo rallied the city’s most glamorous ladies whilst photographer Michael Avedon brought a little downtown cool. Whatever your taste and whatever your budget, there really is only one Personal Shopping area to head to… see you at 5th Avenue?

 

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!