Music, fashion and charity – what’s not to love?! Last week we got into the spirit at The Other Ball in New York – a charity fundraiser in aid of Arms Around Children charity. Teaming up with our friend and hotshot producer Mark Ronson to host the event, we had a real ball!
A star-studded guest list headed over to the swanky Highline Ballroom to support the cause, decked out in achingly cool outfits for the ‘more black leather than black tie’ dress code. As we drank bubbles and mingled, we were treated to live performances from the likes of Lykke Li, A$AP Rocky and The Black Keys, plus a DJ set from Mark’s little sis Sam Ronson.
While getting down to the incredible music, generous guests flashed their cash in an auction of custom designed leather teddybears. Made by designers like Christian Louboutin, Alexander Wang, Opening Ceremony and Topshop (of course!), these one-of-a-kind bears helped raise even more money to help protect disadvantaged children all over the world.
And as if all this wasn’t enough – Mark Ronson wanted to share the fun with everyone who didn’t make it to the ball so took to the decks at our Manhattan outpost to play a DJ set. Check out the video of the events to some serious shapes behind thrown on the (shop) floor and the dancefloor!
Anyone walking down Oxford street last Wednesday may have struggled to pass through the huge crowds outside our Topshop flagship, as hoards of music fans and passing shoppers came to catch our Chlöe Howl gig instore!
Taking to a specially made (and super pink!) stage, Chlöe performed a chilled acoustic set, accompanied by two members of her band looking cool wearing Topshop. Along with her summer jam ‘No Strings’ and new single ‘Paper Heart’, Chlöe got us feeling all festive with the cutest rendition of WHAM’s ‘Last Christmas’.
British popstar Chlöe Howl may be only 18, but this mouthy redhead isn’t afraid to tell it how it is. Her edgy lyrics have drawn comparisons with the likes of Lily Allen, mixed with soulful melodies and electro pop hooks that will get you dancing. Recently nominated for the Brits Critics’ Choice Award and the BBC Sound of 2014 list, she’s a hot tip for the New Year.
If you like the sound of her (or maybe you’re already her biggest fan) be sure to come down to our London flagship on Wednesday (11th December), where she’ll be taking to the stage to play a live festive set for us. We caught up with her in the lead up to her Topshop gig:
We last chatted with you in October – can you tell us what the last few months has been like for you?
Things have been great! I went on tour with John Newman which was so much fun. Then when I got home, I found out I was on the BBC sound poll and nominated for a Brit! So it’s been pretty mental.
How would you describe your style?
Not very girly or colourful. I only ever wear Dr. Martens, so I usually look pretty tomboyish.
How do you wear Topshop?
I own a lot of Topshop stuff. I always go there if I need something nice for a night out!
Looking forward to playing at our flagship Oxford Circus store?
I’ve shopped there since I was a kid and it’s pretty iconic, so I’m very excited.
What’s next for Chlöe Howl?
I’ve just announced I’m supporting Ellie Goulding on tour around Europe so that’ll be amazing. And then my album will be released in the summer.
How does it feel to be nominated for the Critics’ Choice Award at the Brits?
Absolutely insane! Just to be nominated is ridiculous. Especially next to Sam Smith and Ella Eyre, who are amazing.
See Chlöe Howl play at Topshop Oxford Circus, Wednesday 11th December, 6.30pm and join the event on Facebook here.
Here at Topshop we pride ourselves on throwing a good party, and last week saw one of our best bashes take place in sunny Australia. The occasion? The launch of our brand new Brisbane store! Our largest branch in Oz to date, hundreds of excited shoppers camped out over night for its opening.
Our line busters handed out refreshments and treats to the waiting guests, and the first in line received free gift vouchers to get them started. Customers also took home a keep-sake of the night, with our Photo Me booth instantly printing out their selfies, entering them into our Best In Show competition to win a $500 spend in-store.
The Brisbane style set also flocked in to join, including Oz rock duo The Veronicas, blogger Oracle Fox and actress Isabelle Cornish, all excited to welcome us to their part of town. Champagne flowed while Brisbane’s elite mingled over canapés and shopped their favourite pieces to the beat of DJ Alison Wonderland.
Take a sneak peak of our newest store, and next time you’re in Brisbane why not pop in to get your fashion fix!
This season we’ve gone out of our way to create one of our most exciting Christmases yet! We’ve launched our interactive and tailored Gift Guide – play around with it here to get bespoke wishlists from novely gifts to show-off presents – we’ve also launched our most jaw-dropping competition to date.
We’re asking you lovely lot to create a moodboard on Pinterest dedicated to your perfect Christmas day or ideal Holiday party for the chance to win big in the great Topshop giveaway. The prizes are truly money-can’t-buy experiences, including VIP tickets to a concert, a Topshop wardrobe for an entire year and the opportunity to design a dream pair of Topshop jeans with our design team.
To enter just follow our guidelines below…
Create a moodboard on Pinterest dedicated to your perfect Christmas day. We’re talking decorations, your dream dress, tree of choice – so go ahead and pin to your heart’s content from Topshop.com and any other place that inspires you. (Perhaps the Topshop Gift Guide from which this post’s images were taken?!)
Don’t forget to use the hashtag and title your board #DearTopshop