Sunday, 13 July 2014

MTV Brand New presented by LIMF
announce Ella Eyre,Jess Glynne & Becky Hill
Live from Liverpool’s Camp and Furnace on August 13th

Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) has today announced a major partnership with MTV to present some of the UK’s hottest new talent at this year’s festival. The exclusive show - titled MTV Brand New presented by LIMF - will launch this year’s festival on Wednesday 13 August, the festival at the city’s intimate Camp and Furnace venue in Liverpool’s creative Baltic Triangle area.
MTV Brand New 2014 nominee, and Brit Award winner Ella Eyre is joined on the bill by chart-topping singer-songwriter Jess Glynne (collaborator with Clean Bandit and Route 94 on two UK number one singles earlier this year) and singer-songwriter Becky Hill whose last single ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’ with Oliver Heldens went to number one in June ‘14.
Ella burst onto the scene when she featured on Rudimental’s ‘Waiting All Night’ and is known for her dynamic live sets and her powerful, raw, seductive voice. Her own debut single ‘If I Go’, out on July 14th, perfectly exhibits her all-conquering massive vocal with it’s gravely rich tone taking centre stage.
Ella says: I can’t wait to get up to Liverpool for MTV Brand New presented by LIMF, it’s such an incredible platform for new music. I think it’s so important to have shows like this that really give new music and new artists the chance to shine. It’s these opportunities that have helped me and I couldn’t be more grateful. I’m so excited to not only see some new talent myself, but to be a part of it too!”

Jess Glynne releases her debut single ‘Right Here’ this week which is set to be a Top 5 hit and her voice is distinctly recognised in the chart toppers she has already featured on. Her vocal crosses over a distinguished mix of hip hop and soul but with enough pop to satisfy the wider audience at the same time.
She has also worked with Bless Beats, Rudimental and MNEK but now emerges in her own right.
Jess says; “I'm really excited to be a part of Brand New Liverpool, it's a city with such rich musical and cultural history, it's an incredible place to be and to be performing there is really exciting."

Becky Hill has now toured with Rudimental, featured on and co written their track ‘Powerless’, Wilkinson’s ‘Afterglow’ and her recent Number 1 ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’.
Becky says; "Thank you for making me a part of Brand New Liverpool! Very excited to be playing in such a musical place!"

Tickets go on sale at 7PM on Thursday 10 July at £3 per ticket (plus fees) on the LIMF website. 
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Doors for the show will open at 19:30 on Wednesday 13 August.
LIMF Music Curator Yaw Owusu commented; We’re very pleased to announce this event – MTV are a fantastic partner and the line-up is incredible, literally the next leaders of the UK pop and R&B scene. Our aim was to create something really exclusive, cool and intimate while keeping it affordable and I think we have definitely achieved it.  Tickets are priced at just £3 each so we are expecting them to go really quickly!”
MTV Brand New presented by LIMF will be broadcast across MTV’s flagship UK music TV channels, MTV MUSIC and MTV LIVE HD, and subsequently across its portfolio of music channels.

The beautiful manager of Warehouse in Liverpool One, Emma, invited myself and our intern Mica over to the store last week to have a look at their current spring summer collection and pick out our favorite pieces.

I am always in the store as a customer so it was nice to go there whilst not under the stress of "finding an outfit" and actually take my time looking around at their full S/S collection and appreciating its diversity and on trend focus.

Myself and Mica got to business and explored the store for our favourite outfits from the current range.  

There was some fantastic pieces and accessories that caught my eye including this 80s inspired denim bandeau dress(£50) and two tone daisy lace shell top (£36)(both below) both perfect for festivals and summer excursions.

The brand seem to have put a lot of effort sourcing some really on trend and divine prints that they have drizzled on dresses, tops and two pieces throughout the collection.  

Accessories were also impressive with an abundance of catwalk inspired bags and footwear and colorful jewellery for any occasion. I especially love the Celine inspired colour block zip fronted satchel(bottom right below)(£34).

Mica modelled and styled our favorite pieces.
Two tone daisy lace shell top (£36)
Frayed High Waist Short (£35)

Denim Cami Dress (£35)
Western Jacket (£90)
Boho Print Scarf (£18)

Scratchy Check T (£30)
Pelmet Leather Skirt (£20)

This dress was definitely my favourite piece in the store.  I think its perfect for all summer occasions from weddings to proms and more.  The beading is fabulous and incredibly detailed for high street and now its reduced from £90 to £50 in the sale its an absolute steal!

I highly advise a visit to Warehouse before all their spring summer collection disappears in the sale. 

There are some perfect pieces for all those remaining festivals, last minute getaways or summer occasions.

Thanks to Emma and the staff in the Liverpool One store for a lovely visit.  Hope to see you guys again soon.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

The resort collections are the designers best sellers by far for a reason.  They're wearable, trans-seasonal and fantastic for classic pieces and styling ideas for the end of summer through autumn. This seasons resort collections contained both fantastic day and evening pieces.

Here's my favourites from this years collections broken down into  absorbable chunks, starting with..

A - C

  In this post there is utilitarianism from Acne Studios, Balenciaga and Band of Outsiders, a bohemian vibe from Adam Lippes, Agnona, Anna Sui, Baja East and Chanel and all out glamour from Alberta Ferretti and Alexander McQueen.

So many looks ill be imitating in the upcoming months.

Have a look!

Acne Studio

 Adam Lippes


  Alberta Ferretti

Alexander McQueen

 Alice & Olivia 

  Anna Sui

  Antonio Berardi

 Baja East


  Band of Outsiders

  Barbara Bui

  BCBG Max Azria

  Burberry Prorsum



  Christopher Kane

  Clover Canyon

All collages and gifs mad by moi using pictures from Style.Com

Friday, 20 June 2014

And as the Mens Collections move to Florence....

I love myself a bit of Tommy Ton! For all those who don't know him he's the legendary street style photographer of Jak and Jil fame and now Style.Com (where have you been for 5 years) and I simply cant go a day without having a little look at what he's snapping! Its now my biggest source of styling inspiration. 
For the past week or so he has been in Florence capturing all the fashion lovelies from both Pitti Immagine Uomo 86 and now the men's collections.
Here's my favourites