#MCRFW ‘Star Style Competition’

#MCRFW ‘Star Style Competition’

Manchester Fashion Week is on the hunt to find the country’s most fashionable men and women…
…and this could be your chance to get the credit for your amazing style that you deserve!
Every month they will be holding a “#MCRFW Star Style” competition whereby people from all over the country can tweet or instagram and pin their best outfits or accessories. Each post recieved will be automatically uploaded on to their ‘Star Style’ album on faceboook for people to vote for the winner. The person with the most likes each month will recieve an exclusive gift that will change each month with every competition!
To enter this month’s star style competition simply dress to impress and tweet/instagram your best OUTFIT to @mcrfashionweek followed by #MCRFW! Get your friends liking the picture for your chance to win an exclusive Lancome prize!
Good Luck!

Manchester Fashion Week 2012

So here at StyleBlogUK we have some exciting news… blogger JodieRosanna (aka me) has been made an official influencial blogger for #MCRFW 2013!


With this very exciting new role we will be able to keep you updated with all the latest happenings at MCRFW 2013; upto and around the event. So to keep up-to-date with all the latest gossip be sure to keep reading!

This year’s official make up sponsers are the one and only Lancome. Later this month MCRFW will be holding the first official Lancome Make Up Artist school; further info will be released soon via the #MCRFW website and social media sites; facebook/twitter/tumblr.

Each month there will also be the chance to win an exclusive Lancome price and be featured on the “yours fashionably” blog spot on the MCRFW website. Keep posted for more info on the comp and how you can enter!

Tickets will also be on sale sometime in December and we’ll be sure to let you know once a date has been confirmed!

(for more posts by JodieRosanna check out http://astylistsdiary.blogspot.com)

Erickson Beamon for Club Monaco

Erickson Beamon Necklace $225USD

Club Monaco has just launched their most recent collaboration: a 3-piece set of jewellery by design team Erickson Beamon.  The line features large stones, sparkling crystals and classy neutral shades of champagne, gold and beige.  A signature ring, chandelier drop earrings and statement necklace make up the beautiful collection available now!

Erickson Beamon Earrings $149.50 USD

Rumour has it the 3-piece collection (available in stores and online now) is the first in three phases of a full collaboration.  The remaining two lines continue with the vintage feel and oversized jewels that define the Erickson Beamon signature.  Each 3-piece set has its own unique look and colour palette but the same class and luxury.

A sneak peek at the rumoured second collection!

Rumoured third collection!

Club Monaco was founded in Toronto, Canada 17 years ago.  Since then, its become a global force for affordable timeless clothing with modern stylings.  Club Monaco is well-known for its collaborations, having worked with Tommy Ton and Jane Mayle on handbag lines in the recent past.  As the brainchild of heavy-weight designers Joseph Mimran (of Joe Fresh) and Alfred Sung, Club Monaco had success written all over it right from the beginning.  Since Polo Ralph Lauren took over ownership in 1999, it’s safe to say any collaboration with Club Monaco is sure to fly off the shelves.

Erickson Beamon Ring $129.50 USD

Erickson Beamon began as a trio of jewellers in Detroit in the early 1980s.  In the last 30 years, Erickson Beamon has grown to include numerous accessory and home-ware lines, a full staff of jewellers and artisans (including the founders’ daughters) and is being sold in over 600 stores in 75 countries around the world.  With design studios in New York and London, credit for introducing the chandelier earring and the honour of styling First Lady Michelle Obama and pop icon Lady Gaga, Erickson Beamon truly is a global phenomenon in accessories; the perfect match for Club Monaco.

Erickson Beamon for Club Monaco is available in stores and online.  The pieces retail for $129.50 – $225 USD.

The Emmys: who wore what?

The hottest of the hottest television and movie stars roamed Hollywood on Sunday 23rd, as the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place at the Nokia Theatre.

Never mind who won what and who went with who, the real question is, who were the best dressed ladies on the red carpet?

Mad Men actress, January Jones, looked fierce in a gorgeous Zac Posen black gown, with black peep-toe heels and a black clutch. Now that is how to rock the goth look on the red-carpet, without looking too scary.

Zac Posen dresses were also worn by several others. For example Kiernan Shipka, the 12 year old actress from Mad Men, who wore a shimmering, below the knee length dress, which was perfect for her age as she didn’t look too old. Whereas reality star, turned fashion designer, actress and singer, Kelly Osbourne, also went for the goth look like January Jones, in a slim-fit gown, teamed with a black clutch.

Zooey Deschanel and Heidi Klum were both wearing the same shade dress, but completely different styles. Deschanel wore a sweetheart neckline and tiered tulle gown, custom made for her by Reem Acra. Whereas Klum wore a thigh-high slit dress, with a low neckline. Even though I never usually like these cut dresses, I must admit, Klum looked stunning!

There was only one Louis Vuitton dress on the red carpet, and it was worn by Downtown Abbey actress and Emmy nominee,  Michelle Dockery. The cobalt gown looked flawless on the British actress.

Pregnant Claire Danes walked the red carpet and later collected her award for her role in Homeland, in a yellow Lanvin gown, worn with gold bangles and Barbara Bui sandals.

Who do you think should have been added to this list of best dressed? Tweet me your favourites @katyiakoumi .

By Katerina Yiakoumi

Images courtesy of ELLEUK and People magazine

From Flip Flops to Wellies

Matthew Williamson at the 2008 BFAs

Matthew Williamson, famed British designer, has teamed up with flip flop gurus, Havaiana, for a limited edition collaboration.  The catch? They’re not collaborating on summertime sandals.  Williamson is creating Havaiana’s first line of rain boots.  How appropriate considering his UK background!

Matthew Williamson has been an iconic British designer for years.  This year marks the 15th anniversary of his fashion house.  He’s well-known for his celebrity clientèle, bright colours and interesting cuts.  He’s worked for Ladies Fashion Brands Emilio Pucci, Monsoon and Accessorize.  Williamson has won numerous design awards (including a BFA!), opened flagship stores in London, New York and Dubai, and is no stranger to collaborations.

In 2009 Williamson launched an exclusive line with H&M that featured his first foray into menswear.  And in 2011 he created an affordable capsule collection for Macy’s that featured bright prints, cocktail dresses and revamped denim classics.

Matthew Williamson for Havaianas

This time, Williamson has brought his signature bold prints to footwear.  He’s designed two rain boots for footwear company, Havaianas.  Both pairs are bright, loud and adorable.  “I’m drawn to the way Havaianas capture playfulness and light-heartedness in their products – there is clearly an element of fun,” Williamson explained about his collaboration.

Will these designer rain boots help you through a dreary rainy season? With prints as bright as these it’ll be hard not to go jumping through puddles whenever you get the chance.

Welcome to Mischa’s Place

Mischa Barton at the opening of Mischa’s Place

Actress turned designer Mischa Barton has just opened a flagship boutique in London, Mischa’s Place.  The store is the homebase for her handbag collection (in its ninth season) and for the debut of her clothing and cosmetic line.

Mischa’s Wiltshire Gladstone Tote

Mischa’s Place is described as an eclectic haven of style with Mischa’s signature bohemian influences.  The designer insists her new clothing line is versatile and will appeal to young and old regardless of if they covet her individual style.  “There are some very young pieces, some more sophisticated, mature pieces, and also some quirky stuff that’s more like my wardrobe,” Mischa explains.  Keeping the line cost-effective was also very important to Mischa.  Everything sold at Mischa’s Place is between 12 and 260 pounds.

Looks from Mischa’s line

Mischa’s Place enjoyed a special soft launch last week where guests like James Middleton (Kate’s brother) flocked to the store.  The official opening was last Saturday.  Shoppers were able to meet Mischa, enjoy 10% off merchandise and sip celebratory champagne.

Learn more about Mischa’s Place and shop the looks at www.mischasplace.com or visit the store at 53 Brushfield Street in London!

Lady Gaga Fame

Music and fashion icon Lady Gaga is joining the popular celebrity ranks by adding “perfumer” to her resume.  The controversial star has just released her debut fragrance: Lady Gaga Fame.

Lady Gaga Fame by Coty Inc. is the first ever black eau de parfum.  The juice in the bottle is black, to represent the black soul of fame, but becomes invisible once airbourne.

Fans of Lady Gaga (otherwise known as Little Monsters) grew nervous when their Mother Monster first announced her perfume debut.  She insisted that the scent would contain blood and semen.  Luckily, the final product is actually a fruity-floral fragrance.  Notes of jasmine, honey and saffron surround the central scent of belladona, a deadly plant.

Lady Gaga Fame will be released in three different sizes; the largest being featured in an egg-shaped bottle (reminiscent of her transportation for her Grammy entrance) with a gold claw cap.  Later in the fall Lady Gaga will release auxiliary Black Soap, Black Shower Gel and Black Body Lotion.

True to her nature, Lady Gaga has found a way to turn the perfume world on its head.  By releasing the first ever black eau de parfum, using a deadly plant as her central note and appearing in controversial fragrance ads, Lady Gaga has made the overdone celebrity perfume adventure new again.