MEET THE BLOGGERS BEHIND FREEDOM FOUND

Posted on January 21, 2015

To create our new Freedom Found jewellery we sent two of our favourite fashion bloggers to Istanbul to gather inspiration – sourcing one of a kind jewellery pieces at the city’s famous Grand Bazaar. The ladies in question? Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What and Camille Charrière of Over The Rainbow. To launch the collection, both bloggers hosted chic events in their cities – New York and London, of course – and we were there to enjoy a few glasses of champagne and catch up with the girls about their time in Istanbul.

Danielle, We Wore What

How did you source the jewellery pieces that inspired Freedom Found?

D: “We spent hours hunting through the Grand Bazaar to find one of a kind pieces we’ve never seen before.”

C: I wanted my pieces to reflect the staples in my own wardrobe, so looked through all the different stalls for pieces that I felt had a timeless air about them, and would fit in nicely with my own sartorial routine.

What’s your favourite style in the collection?

D: “I love all the necklaces stacked together with a minimal outfit under.”

C: My favourite piece is the set of three bracelets, purely because I feel you could bang them on and leave to their own device for months at a time, which is the way I like to wear my jewellery.

What can we expect from the collection as a whole?

D: “The collection screams festival season to me. I expect people to be wearing the collection to events like Coachella.”

How would you describe it in three words?

D: “Vintage, metal, bohemian.”

What do you think of Istanbul as a travel destination?

C: Istanbul was a blast! The food was beautiful, the historical city mesmerising and the nightlife wild. Soho House is opening their biggest venue there at the end of this month so am already plotting my return. So much left to explore!

Where would you recommend to someone visiting Istanbul?

D: “I definitely recommend staying at the Mama Shelter Hotel. It was super cute and had amazing views of the city. And of course the Grand Bazaar for shopping.”

What advice would you give someone starting a style blog?

D: “Stay true to yourself, find your niche, high quality images are important and keep the design of your blog minimal.”

C: Do it for the right reasons: because you have a voice and want to share. And remember, the internet is infinite. There is room for everyone. Good luck!”

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TOP THREE ’70S ICONS

Posted on January 20, 2015

Obsessed with the ‘70s fashion trend? Take it to the next level with inspiration from our top three cultural icons of the decade.

 1. JOAN DIDION

This woman practically broke the internet when she appeared as the new face of Celine for its SS15 campaign but we’ve been fans of Joan since reading Play It As It Lays. If you didn’t know already, Didion is pretty much the poster girl for female journalism and has been receiving literary awards left, right and centre – anyway she’s a fierce writer, opinionated as they come and loves a good jumper.

Read: Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Year of Magical Thinking. Get the look with a black polo and smart flares. 

2. DIANE KEATON 

You probably know this woman as Annie Hall. But as well as starring in the Woody Allen classic, we love Diane for making menwear a totally viable fashion choice, her skill at delivering a punch line and her lesser-known work as a photographer.

Watch: Annie Hall, Manhattan, The Godfather Part 2. Read: Reservations: Photography by Diane Keaton. Get the look with a waistcoat and skinny scarf.

 3. STEVIE NICKS

The Fleetwood Mac frontwoman is one of our ultimate icons of all time, thanks to her ever-cool stage presence, awesome hat game and the fact she’s still headlining festivals at 66!

See: Fleetwood Mac on tour in the USA and Europe this summer. Get the look with a statement hat and a floaty lace dress

Feeling inspired by our icons? Shop ’70s style now. 

WIN! ADIDAS STELLASPORT LAUNCH TICKETS

Posted on January 16, 2015

Stella McCartney, adidas and Charli XCX? This is a party you don’t want to miss.

adidas StellaSport is a sportswear line designed under the creative direction of the one and only Stella McCartney for adidas – and the new collection is coming to Topshop this month! What’s more – we’re giving you the chance to win tickets to a launch party that’s pretty special.

Taking place at our Oxford Circus store on Thursday 22nd January, there’ll be the opportunity to shop the collection before anyone else, live music from Charli XCX, special dance performances and an interactive zine-making session with Lotte Andersen of Maxilla mag. You’ll also nab a goodie bag and there’ll be some exciting food ‘n’ drink.

Want to win? (Who wouldn’t?). Then simply fill in the competition form to win a pair of tickets.

And even if you’re not lucky enough to win, head down to Oxford Circus from 6pm on the night to catch some serious window displays.

adidas StellaSport launches at Topshop on 23rd January 2015.

 

FUN WAYS TO GET FIT FOR 2015

Posted on January 13, 2015

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Every year we wave goodbye to the food and family filled days of Christmas and prepare to face the impending doom of the January blues. While the month ahead might seem like a endless stretch of grey days, strung together with half hearted New Year’s resolutions and unsuccessful attempts to join the (suddenly giant) amounts of people crammed into the gym, it is officially a time to embrace starting fresh and get yourself in gear for the year ahead. This January we thought we’d say goodbye to detox juicing and diets and ease ourselves into phase one of 2015 with three of the latest (and genuinely fun) fitness activities to try.

1. TRIYOGA

Think you’re over yoga? Think again, and then head down to the new Triyoga location in Camden. Based in a former Victorian piano factory  the latest addition to the renowned centre’s schedule is Barre class, which uses ballet skills to tone and strengthen – a bit more intense than regular classes and you can (sort of) fulfill your childhood ballerina dreams. Natalie Portman eat your heart out. Don’t want to leave the house? Top Triyoga teacher and celeb favourite Nadia Narain has released her new DVD ‘Everyday Yoga for Stress Release’, consisting of bitesize twenty minute daily tutorials.

What to wear?
These leggings, this crop-top and this sweater.

2. FRAME AT THE ACE

If you’re looking for a way to make exercise way more enjoyable, head down to Frame’s Saturday morning class at the fancy Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. Known for their super fun workout classes (check out the Beyonce dance routine one) the team will be running their signature class from the amazing 100 room on the 7th floor, followed by a Detox Kitchen brunch and tasty Lovage juice – all for £20! Ideal.

What to wear?
These joggers, this tee and these trainers.

Book here.

3. SEEN ON SCREEN

If you miss the days of re-enacting Britney dance routines in your bedroom, look no further than Seen On Screen. With studios based all over London, they run fitness classes where you can learn the moves to pretty much any hit of the past couple of decades – think Christina Aguilera/Kelis/Aaliyah – as well as Diva workshops and ‘Swag sessions’. Time to round up your mates and get those dancing shoes on…

What to wear?
This top, these joggers and these (totally dancefloor worthy) trainers.

Book here.  

 

3 TRENDS WE LOVED AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES

Posted on January 12, 2015

Boyhood cleaned up on awards and Tina Fey + Amy Poehler were funny as ever, but what about the all-important red carpet gowns? Here we run down our favourite trends of the night, plus how to make them work IRL.

1. TROUSER SUITS

Our favourite looks? Emma Stone and Lorde win hands down for ditching the dress in favour of cool jumpsuits and tailoring. Try it for your next night out with a bralet worn under an open blazer or a minimal tailored jumpsuit.

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2. SUNSHINE YELLOW

From Jenna Dewan’s soft pastel gown to Emily Ratajkowski’s bright canary dress, the red carpet inspired us to beat our January blues with an injection of yellow. Try it with everything from knits to accessories.

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3. SPACE-AGE METALLICS

Maybe it’s the Interstellar effect, but many of the GG guests went for liquid metallics that wouldn’t look out of place on a spacecraft. Make the look work for parties with a silver cami or foil-effect bodycon.

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