You might have heard we launched a collection by little known Kendall and Kylie Jenner this week? Heard about them? Well, as so many of you loved it and just had to have it the whole line is selling out quicker than we ever expected over on topshop.com. But, worry not! The collection is still available at a number of stores including London’s Oxford Circus and LA’s The Grove, so make sure to get your skates on FAST.

Speaking of The Grove, there was no better location for LA-locals Kendall and Kylie to launch their collection and get to meet just a few of their fans. When we dropped the bomb that the first 100 in the queue would get to meet America’s sweet hearts, well, needless to say half of LA turned up to show the Instagram queens some love.

Here’s the lowdown on Wednesday’s sunny and selfie-tastic launch…

6.00am

The first die-hard fans turn up to Topshop at The Grove to absolutely ensure they’ve got a spot in the line to meet Kendall and Kylie and be one of the first West Coasters to shop the collection. That’s 10 hours before the girls are due to arrive! Dedication or what?

12.00pm 

The fans just keep coming, so much so we have to extend our barriers and start giving out wristbands so everyone happy and no one’s sneaking in! To ensure those queuing are feeling good in the midday sun we were on hand to pass out cupcakes, water and even umbrellas for shade. Cause, you know, we’re good like that.

2.00pm

This was when the party really got started. With just two hours to go not only was the line to shop still growing but the buzz around the entire store really ramped up. In anticipation of the girls arrival and to get the crowds pumped for the big reveal, our DJ, Amy Pham, got everyone on their feet with a mash-up of Mariah Carey, Mø and Destiny’s Child. Even the paparazzi were spotted dancing!

4.00pm

The moment of truth. The big pink doors finally opened and out came our girls in all waves and smiles to the crowd. In a pulled back pony tail and insane high heels Kendall rocked a simple monochrome vest with floaty black trousers from the Kendall and Kylie at Topshop collection – trés chic. As for Kylie, she stuck to her usual style of glamming it up in a fitted bodycon Topshop dress and a long white jacket, also from the Kendall and Kylie at Topshop collection. Obviously the amazing looks had everyone snapping but as soon as the photography pit got their shots they knew that there fans were desperate for their very own pics and started taking selfies with some lucky ladies in the crowd. Cool or what?

5.00pm

Surprise selfies aside, the hardcore 100 who had been waiting in line all day got a more intimate meet and greet with the girls. Not only did they get their own selfies, a signed tote bag and the chance to chat with the sisters but also to shop the collection crowd-free in the Grove’s second floor space. Dreamy!

Missed out on Kendall + Kylie for Topshop on topshop.com? Stay tuned on Twitter and we’ll keep you updated with new pieces dropping and find out the stores. Photography by Nikko LaMere.

MEET MODEL TWINS RUTH AND MAY

Posted on May 20, 2015

Identical twins Ruth and May are the stars of our Summer of Love film. We caught up on set to chat holiday plans, packing tips and modelling on Icelandic glaciers…

What do you love about summer?

May: I love the English seaside. Those classic little towns with arcades, Mr. Whippy and seagulls that nick your chips.

Ruth: People just get happier in summer. Especially in London – everyone slows down and starts hanging out in the park stress free.

Any plans to go away?

M: I’m going to the Seychelles with my boyfriend – without Ruth for a change! We’ll be kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling. I can’t just sit there in the sun. You’ve got to explore and see the culture.

R: Yeah, I like not having a plan for the day – just packing a bag and going for a walk and coming across a castle or something.

Are you travelling anywhere for work?

M: Ruth’s going to Australia but I refuse to go. She keep telling me stories about spiders and cockroaches - I can’t even deal with spiders in this country.

R: Yeah, I got hit in the face by a spider once in Bondi. I was just napping at a friend’s and this Huntsman spider fell through the window and whacks me in the face! I swear it left a bruise.

Where’s the most exciting place you’ve visited?

M: We went to Iceland for work which was amazing. Travelling around in this old school bus seeing waterfalls, active volcanos, black beaches, puffins.

R: We had to model on a glacier! They made me stand on a ledge less than a metre wide in huge heels and a mini skirt in the freezing cold. It was worth it though – the photo was so cool.

With all the travelling you must be expert packers?

M: Definitely! I always pack smaller bits into shoes and roll clothes to stop things creasing. Oh and wear as much as possible to the airport so you have more space.

If you could only pack one thing what would it be?

M: It would obviously have to be suncream because we never tan.

R: Otherwise we’ll look like lobsters with loads of freckles. For us it’s head to toe in Factor 50 suncream with about seven hats on.

Do you have similar dress sense?

M: No. Ruth’s boyish and I’m feminine, that’s it in a nutshell. I think Ruth’s worn a skirt once this year, if that.

R: You have to force me into dresses – unless I’m being paid.  I don’t care what anyone thinks. I just feel more comfortable in jeans and shirts.

Ibiza or French Riviera?

R: French Riviera. My liver hurts just thinking about Ibiza, we’re not massive party animals.

Magnum or Solero?

M: Both!

Backpacking or 5* resort?

R: Backpacking. The kind where you don’t wash for a week.

M: Definitely the 5* resort…

Want more holiday inspiration? Head to our shoppable moodboards for ideas on everything from beach to wedding

#LOVINGYOURWORK – MADELEINE ØSTLIE

Posted on March 17, 2015

When she’s not heading up creative casting agency AAMO Casting alongside model Adwoa Aboah, multi-tasking Fashion Editor Madeleine Østlie is busy styling editorials for i-D, Wonderland and Tank Magazine. We caught up with her on set of our sweet ‘n’ soulful Denim Dreamers shoot to chat about our favourite new faces and British fashion talent.

What has been your favourite project to work on recently?

I’m not one for favouritism but I’m in Paris at the moment about to shoot my former removal man and now-boyfriend Leo Topalov –  I streetcast him when he moved me into my flat – in the French countryside with amazing photographer Fanny Latour Lambert.

What inspires you when it comes to styling?

Everything and anything. Humanity. Old French women. Urban kids. People just being hot.

What do you look for when casting a new face?

A point of difference.

What about personality? It seems like this is becoming increasingly more important.

Personality can mean everything for a picture - it’s the essence of attitude and style. I think personality is the difference between a good model and a great one.

Which models are you tipping for big things?

Anna Cleveland. Even though she’s already big, I feel like she is about to explode after seeing her closing GILES.  She’s otherworldly and iconic.

Finally, any advice for getting into the fashion industry?

Work your freaking ass off. Be your own biggest critique. Never take no for an answer. A smile will get you everywhere. And most importantly. Be HONEST & KIND.

Check out our Denim Dreamers editorial here, as styled by Madeleine. 

UNIQUE AW15 BEAUTY: DO THE DAB

Posted on February 22, 2015

This season’s beauty secret? Get rid of your brushes, it’s all about dabbing on with your fingers… and leave eyes well alone! We got the lowdown from Topshop Unique’s make-up guru Hannah Murray on how she created her “not romantic and sweet, but handsome and well-bred” beauties at our AW15 show.

THE LIP

What? Cheek Jelly in Museum.

Hannah says: ”To give the lips a wind-burnt look, just pat the jelly down with your fingertips.”

THE CHEEK

What? Cheek Jelly in Museum and Lip Bullet in Joyride (coming soon).

Hannah says: ”The Cheek Jelly is very sheer and gives you a ruddiness. Put it quite low on the cheek. On top of that use a lipstick with a hint of brown just to give some colour.”

THE BROW

What? Brow Pencil.

Hannah says: ”We thickened brows slightly with a pencil and then really brushed up quite straight.”

THE FRECKLE

What? Freckle Pencil

Hannah says: ”Press freckles gently onto the nose, cheek, forehead, so there’s a real freshness to them, handsome but cool.”

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GET FREAKY AT WAH NAILS & BLEACH

Posted on October 27, 2014

Stuck for Halloween ideas? The girls at Bleach hair salon and WAH nails can help. During scary season they’ll be creating some freaky creations down at our London flagship. Think spooky braids and ghoulish stencils from Bleach, plus some seriously gruesome nail designs at WAH. We sent two Topshop HQ-ers down to test it out…

BLEACH – TOXIC GREEN BRAIDS

Clare went for cool Halloween braids at Bleach – complete with skull beads, spider butterfly clips and a spooky dye-job in toxic green! Braids cost £20, with an extra £30 for colour.

WAH NAILS – FRANKENSTEIN STITCHES AND BRAINS

The WAH girls gave Dipa a super scary manicure, with nail art in the form of pink brains and Frankenstein’s stitches. WAH’s Halloween specials range from £22 – £50 for 10 nails.

Like what you see? Book an appointment at WAH Nails and Bleach at Topshop Oxford Circus in time for Halloween. 

 

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