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AW Trend alert: Take on the trench coat

By Andrea Petrou on September 3rd, 2010

Trench coats have been hanging out silently throughout the SS2010, providing us with a welcome waterproof option during the rainy months. However, as the AW2010 season approaches they’ve come from the back of the store into the front rails in a range of colours ready to provide more shelter for the upcoming months.
The best thing about this trend is that it’s classic. It comes in every year and is always a favourite on catwalks, notably at Burberry. However, as other trends come into the spotlight, this look is altered to fit in. Therefore this year the classic trench has been given a range of different facelifts, from military to puff ball to on-trend colours such as camel.
Here’s our top five for the upcoming season.

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A/W trend alert: Biker jackets

By Andrea Petrou on August 31st, 2010

With the days turning and the wind picking up, plus tomorrow officially becoming autumn, it’s time to start packing away those bikinis, shorts and dresses and getting into the autumn fashion.

There’s a great deal to be excited about this season. The 80s trend is sticking around, puff sleeves will be making a comeback (as demonstrated by Paul Costelloe) and of course there’s the camel colours we can look forward to.

However, one trend that we’re really pleased is here to stay from the summer is the leather biker jacket. Worn by celebs such as Rihanna and Taylor Momsen, this jacket will form a staple part of any girls wardrobe for the first few months and thanks to Burberry’s fur and aviation trend, into the winter too.

We’ve picked out our favourite five.

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A/W Trends: Top five boots

By Andrea Petrou on August 27th, 2010

The autumn weather already seems to have hit the UK, forcing us to replace our flip-flops and gladiator sandals with boots and waterproof shoes. If you, like me hadn’t anticipated to be donning that A/W wear quite so soon, you’ll sympathise when I tell you I had to track down my last season footwear becuase I hadn’t yet decided what new season pairs to go for.

There’s a range of different styles to choose from this season. If you want to channel the designer look then leather ankle boots complete with fur lining, a la Burberry, are a great step in the right direction.  If fur isn’t your thing then you could also opt for the lace up trend, which has already been channelled by celebrities including  Taylor Momsen.

And if that still doesn’t appeal then fear not, because the traditional knee high boot is still lurking around. However, like with every season this has been given a slight revamp.

View the gallery below for my top five.

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Spotted in London

Spotted: Drew Barrymore and Nicola Roberts

By admin on August 19th, 2010

Whenever a hot celebrity hits the London streets we get a little tingle of excitement so imagine how we felt when we spotted Drew Barrymore in Covent Garden last night.

The starlet left her hotel to go and meet friends in a casual outfit consisting of ripped jeans, a sheer top and an on-trend biker jacket. She completed the dress down look with lose wavy hair a statement necklace and funky punk belt.

Earlier that day we also spotted Nicola Roberts channelling the A/W aviation jacket must-have, which she teamed up with a tweed skirt.

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Autumn fashion crush: Fur lined boots

By admin on August 16th, 2010

We love the summer, butthere’s a tiny part of us that craves the autumn/winter season for the sheer amount of new fashion items we can add to our wardrobes.

Although it may seem a teeny tiny bit early to be buying autumn clothes, the highstreet has begun stocking must have items, which, if aren’t snapped up quickly won’t be around for when the nights get darker and the days colder.

One thing we urge you to buy as soon as your bank card allows are these cute fur lined boots from New Look, which give a nod to Burberry’s A/W 2010 collection and will keep you warm and on-trend throughout the winter months.

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Autumn trend must-have: The aviation jacket

By admin on August 12th, 2010

Autumn trends are beginning to sneak into the highstreet, with puffball sleeves, tweeds and camel colours making subtle appearances against the sale rails.

Although we’ll be bringing you a range of galleries showcasing the ultimate autumn must-haves, we thought we’d give you a little preview and what better way to start than with this the aviator trend.

Those of you who have been following catwalk trends will know that the aviator style is going to be a huge must-have this season. It made a big appearance at the Burberry A/W 2010 catwalk show (below), where the British designer showed off a range of bomber style jackets with fur in a range of different lengths (think Top Gun style and you’ll know what we mean.)

Make this look a key item in your wardrobe with this cute jacket from Geox, which comes in at an affordable £329.


Is Emma Watson the next Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?

By admin on August 10th, 2010

Could Emma Watson be the next Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? If rumours are to be believed then the answer could be yes.

Yesterday we speculated that the starlet had rebelled at being replaced by Rosie Huntington-whiteley as the new face of Burberry but it seems we were wrong, with the gossip grapevine now claiming that the Harry Potter starlet is in the running to play the lead in Hollywood’s anticipated adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and this is why she had chopped her locks off.

The star has reportedly been screen tested for the biggest vacant role in Hollywood with sources telling The Sun: “Emma has auditioned with director David Fincher and cut her hair to look the part.”

“The character of Lisbeth is a misfit goth-type girl with spikey hair.”

However, Emma is just one of the starlets running for this part with Carey Mulligan, Natalie Portman and Kristen Stewart all said to be wanting to be the next dragon tattoo lady.

Who do you think would make the best girl? Leave your comments below and let us know.

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Rosie Huntington- Whiteley confirmed as the new face of Burberry

By admin on August 9th, 2010

Despite many of you voting for Megan Fox over Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, the fashion world thinks otherwise.

The Victoria’s Secret model and Transformers 3 starlet has just been signed up by Christopher Kane’s new model for Burberry, replacing its famous face of Emma Watson, who (we imagine) rebelled against the brand by getting a super sleek short haircut.

Of course Rosie is no stranger to designer brands. She’s a favourite with Giles Deacon and Louis Vuitton having strutted her stuff on their AW 2010 catwalks. She’s also no stranger to Burberry having modelled for the brand back in 2008.

She’ll now be the face of the new A/W collection, alongside Nina Porter, Sam Rollinson and Charlotte Wiggins.

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Emma Watson’s Harry Potter and red carpet style to celebrate the trailer of the Deathly Hallows

By Andrea Petrou on June 29th, 2010

It’s a fight between Twilight and Harry Potter as the first trailer of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows was released today. And the media has gone crazy. Some have described it as unsuitable for children given the dark content (although those who read the books will know they get darker and that the films reflect this).

And another thing that’s changed as the films have gone on is of course Emma Watson who plays Hermione Granger. The actress has come a long way from her bushy haired days in the first two films and her off screen red carpet style, turning into a style starlet who is a favourite with Chanel and of course Burberry, which she has modelled for.

We take a look at her looks right from Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets right through to sneak previews of the upcoming Deathly Hallows Film. And look out later on this week for an Emma Watson Get the Look Gallery.

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Trend alert: Or top 5 floral skirts

By Andrea Petrou on June 9th, 2010

We know it’s been a bit damp this week and the rain hasn’t been helping us to get into the Summer fashion mood. However, we hope that the sun will be rearing it’s head very shortly.

In preparation for this we’ve decided that today’s trend is the summer skirt and a floral one at that. If you’re a regular reader of ShinyStyle then you’ll know florals are a must have for this year.

They were showcased at Burberry‘s and Chanel‘s SS2010 shows and this trend has also been spotted on the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Alexa Chung. Add to that florals are all over the highstreet and you’ve got yourself a summer winner.

Team up your summer skirt with flats for a fashionable festival look or with sky high heels for a night out. And remember, because you have such a busy floral print on the bottom you’ll only need a simple and plain top. We’re thinking a vest, body or tee.

View our gallery for our top 5 floral skirts.

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Trend Alert: SS2010 Trouser styles and how to wear them

By Andrea Petrou on May 6th, 2010

May is now in full bloom and before we know it the summer months will be upon us. Although the weather is currently not up to much, we’re hoping that we’ll have a heatwave in the next few weeks meaning we can wear our summer style in comfort.

In our excitement to bring you all the latest summer styles such as highwaisted skirts, shorts and maxi dresses, we neglected a key wardrobe must-have for the next few months and that’s of course trousers.

The spring/summer catwalks gave us a huge insight into what we can expect to see and what we should be wearing. Gucci, Missoni and Burberry bought us harem pants, which were either patterned, giving a nod to the tribal trend, or sophisticated and plain.

Designer favourite Balmain as well as Sportmax and Paul and Joe, updated the skinny, adding a khaki military twist and Paul Smith opted for the classic capri pant.

However, one of the most daring trouser trends this year has got to be the floral look as sported by models on the DKNY catwalk.

We’ve put together a gallery of the designer trends and matched them up to the hottest highstreet versions out there as well as giving you a few hints and tips along the way on how to wear each trend and what to avoid depending on your body shape.

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Gallery: Celebrity couples turn up at the Met Ball

By Andrea Petrou on May 4th, 2010

The Met Ball, as we have said before, is a huge event for celebrities and fashion folk alike.

Many A-listers used this event to show off their impeccable fashion sense (if you missed this see our gallery here), while others used the evetnt to show off their partners, most notably Jessica Biel who turned up with Justin Timberlake and quashing rumours that the pair had split up.

Sienna Miller also showed she and Jude Law were back together by taking him along too.

However other celebs decided to bring along, or chose to be photographed alongside fashion designers, including Emma Watson who posed with Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey and Diane Kruger who posed with Francisco Costa.

View the gallery below to see all of the events celebrity couples.

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Georgia May Jagger to focus on her studies rather than modelling

By Andrea Petrou on April 29th, 2010

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Models are no longer just pretty faces, they’re also exceptionally bright. Lily Cole has been happily studying at Cambridge for the past few years and Emma Watson (if you count her stint at Burberry as modelling) has shipped herself off to America to continue her studies.

Next to show us her brainy side is Rimmel girl Georgia May Jagger, who, according to Vogue has chosen to focus on her A-Levels, which she’ll be taking in June, over modelling commitments.

Her agent Tori Edwards at TESS, told the magazine: “She’s studying sociology, photography and art, and that’s her only focus right now – especially after being stranded in NY last week, where she was shooting the new Hudson campaign, because of the ash cloud. She is thinking about further studies after she finishes school and wants to do well in her exams.”

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Burberry to launch make-up range this July!

By Andrea Petrou on April 26th, 2010

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There’s nothing not to love about Burberry this season. From floaty florals to socks and sandals the design house is at the top of it’s game and judging by it’s AW2010 show, which gave us a range of aviation trends, we know we’ll be loving it all the way through to Christmas too.

However, if it’s clothing range isn’t enough to get you drooling then the news that the iconic British brand is launching its first ever make-up range most definitely will.

Burberry’s creative director, Christopher Bailey, told WWD he wanted to launch the line after being frustrated with caked-on makeup in the wrong colours for his fashion shows. He said in order to solve this problem he had created a new range, which will contain 96 pieces inspired by the iconic Burberry trenchcoat, which is currently modelled by Emma Watson.

“Like the trenchcoat, it can be worn anywhere and at any time,” he told WWD.

We can’t wait to get our hands on the collection.

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Stuck in London? Three great East London fashion stores to check out

By Ashleyn on April 19th, 2010

Alana McVerry writes

If the Icelandic volcano’s untimely eruption has ruined your plans for shopping on the continent, don’t be dismayed at the hold up but use the scheduled time off to enjoy London’s undiscovered offerings. Head to the East End for three of London’s hidden gems, from the quirky to the down right unreal, I give you one for every mood swing.

If you (a) are so annoyed that you’re still stuck in dismal England and want to blow some cash then head to Startboutique on Rivington street in Shoreditch. Started by a former cult rock star and her partner this boutique offers the new and upcoming alongside the established labels of the high fashion family. Given the rock star credentials, you can expect something a little more exciting than your usual pricey boutique spread.

If you (b) are so bored of London’s offerings, you can’t imagine there’s anything you haven’t seen before then head to 146 Columbia Road to see Jessie and Buddug (that’s them on the left)who sell crafty pieces and original clothing designs in what looks like the interior of an 18th Century boudoir. Further, if you ask for the changing rooms you will be directed to their work studio, which is a candy shop of off cut fabrics and accessories. It is what I imagine to be the fashion version of a mad scientists laboratory.

Or if you (c) have missed a vital flight to a far away land where the British pound is still strong and bargains expected then I have two options for you. If you just wanted good clothes cheap then head to the East End Thrift shop in the Waterman’s building E1, which offers the kind of cheap second hand shopping long lost in our vintage hungry age, but with nice tidy rails organised by item. Or, if it was knock off designer labels that were really pushing you to board that jet, then the centre of hackney can get you a British Burberry Mac for half the recommended price amongst other Burberry designed garb. Just look for the Burberry factory shop at 29 Chatham Place, E9.

So there you are. I bet you’ve decided you didn’t need to leave London after all. Mission accomplished.

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