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Posts from — September 2013

Winter Pastel Cool

A BIG Trend for A/W 2013 is Winter Pastel. All those pretty pale colours from Spring/Summer are sticking around for the colder weather.  Designers have used loads of pale pink and soft blue in their collections, so add a warm piece to existing items for a perfect Fall update. 

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Where Summer pastels are often paired with other brights and sometimes edge towards neon, the key feel here is glacial cool. Choose one shade and wear head to toe or  team with winter white – think pastel washed with a hazy mist of snow. Assessories work so well here – a sleek white clutch,  or  icy blue satchel, white fur collar and lots of jewellery! Cool silver, diamonds and chunky white gemstones…..

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 Frosty never felt so good!

September 27, 2013   No Comments

The New Hair – Ecaille!

The hottest new hair trend is ‘ecaille’ – one of those dreamy sounding French do’s that adds instant chic. This doesn’t disappoint. Literally translated – it’s Tortoiseshell…..a gorgeous mix of golden and bronze perfect for Autumn. Soft multi tonal highlights for all hair colours, weaved naturally and hand painted.

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This new technique from the Queen of colour Jo Hansford is super wearable and just gorgeous! It’s a grown up ombre with a classy feel.

Ecaille works beautifully on all hair colours and can be adapted to match your skintone. For brunettes, the process marries two different depths of lights with warm chocolate tones or for a cooler feel – Ecaille matt with ash tones.

For blondes – Winter blitz lights adds bright flashes of blonde around the face – perfect for grown out Summer hair  and brightening up a tan  – with vanilla or Icelandic blonde tones against your natural colour.

If you just need a quick fix to warm up  and richen your shade – go for the Colour Voila –  a brilliant non permanent treatment to add fabulous healthy shine.

Whatever you choose – the result is a stunning all round multi-tonal and elegant finish for winter. Just perfect for post holiday hair that needs a sleek look.

Senior Colourist Jaclyn Smith says ‘Ecaille is a healthy and glossy update for Ombre fans of those who felt it was too stark for their style. Ecaille gives hair a soft, multi-tonal look without any harsh lines to compliment your natural tones.’

http://www.johansford.com

September 27, 2013   No Comments

Emmy Awards 2013 – Fashion Winners!

The stars were out on the red carpet for the Emmy’s and wowed us with their stunning gowns…..Here are the All Things Stylish top looks!

Kerry Washington in an incredible Marchesa dress –  just seen in New York Fashion Week!

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Mad Men’s Linda Cardinelli looked amazing in Donna Karan Atelier in the shade of the evening – Pomegranate!

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Zooey Dechanel in this gorgeous J Mendel dress

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Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein

Love these stunning Winter Pastel looks!

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Taylor Shilling in Thakoon

Gorgeous!

September 25, 2013   No Comments

Utility Chic

It’s been coming for a while…..and now Utility Chic is in full swing. It’s the perfect transitional look for early Autumn and has the added bonus of being timeless. Update your wardrobe – and mix with old classics. The look is ALL about casual, elegant, relaxed, chic simplicity.

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Grey, soft moss green, pale khaki, creamy taupe are all colours that work. Add accents of plum, jade, teal. Well cut simple skirts, suit shorts, marl tees, wedge trainers, simple shift dresses, ankle boots, and shirts. Its about the fabric = mix soft jersey, leather, cotton, khaki,  suede. Layers are key. Its all about blendable, casual cool.

Handbags in taupe, khaki and black with an emphasis on practical chic.

There is something for everyone for pared down pieces that you will wear forever.

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Miranda Kerr looks gorgeous in simple classic pieces

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The Saturday’s Rochelle Wiseman works a cool utility vibe

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Forever 21 – £25

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Kilian Kerner at House of Fraser – £99

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Bench – £10

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Warehouse Wrap Pelmut Skirt – £30

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Karen Millen Leather Jacket – £295

Casual, cool, classic.

September 14, 2013   No Comments

Hot Coral

After a gorgeous  Summer, the perfect colour to highlight your tan is HOT Coral. This stunning shade brightens eyes, lifts your complexion and makes your teeth look whiter – wonderful!coral

Get your fiery fix with any of these – for a real pick me up that will prolong that holiday feel. Anyone taking a late Summer trip now needs this colour in their make up bag. It’s the best colour to wear with a tan and so perfect as you can wear all through Autumn. The key is in the rich, luxe feel of the shade. The sumptuous quality goes equally well with Summer dresses and rich fabrics.

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Tom Ford True Coral  (£31)

Hourglass Opaque Rogue Liquid Lipstick in Muse (£23)

Revlon Superlustrous Lipgloss in Kiss Me Coral (£6.99)

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lipstick in Coral Vibrations (£14)

MAC Lady Danger (£15)

Max Factor Elixir Giant Pen Stick in Subtle Coral (£6.99)

Maybelline Colour Sensation in Coral Tonic (£7)

Lancome La Laque Fever Argentine Tango (£15)

NARS Lipstick in Niagra (£19)

 

 Get the Look !

Add a coral lip to zesty green, bright yellow or any other end of Summer colours – or with your new Autumn pieces now.  Perfect!

 

September 9, 2013   No Comments

Trinket Style Jewels

The fash pack have been showing off their cutest charms recently – everything  from stars, friendship links, semi precious stones and greek eyes. It’s a gorgeous and original trend – that suits everyone.

There are two ways to work this look – wear one charm on each delicate chain – at different lengths and layer them on your neck ………….or load about 3 charms onto a slightly chunkier chain – the choice is yours.

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Start with one simple charm on a pretty feminine chain and add shorter and longer pieces for an amazing intricate look.

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Loaded Chains

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For a good loaded necklace – buy a quality chain and add your trinkets. You can go luxe and pair a Tiffany charm with a stunning Monica Vinader gemstone or head to the high street – Thomas Sabo charms start at £29, Links of London charms from £35. Diffferent sizes sit well together. Think a pretty leaf, delicate horseshoe, topaz, hamsa, heart.

Check out Diva at Miss Selfridge, Mango and Freedom at Topshop for ready made necklaces. If you want something individual – Not on the High Street – an amazing company who specialise in personlised  goodies – sell these adorable necklaces for £42.50. Create your own necklace by choosing your chain length, adding your charms and customising with names, dates, words or messages of your choice.

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It’s a beautiful look that goes perfectly with the luxury feel of Autumn/Winter 2013 but takes you through to Spring. Just change your charms with the season!

September 4, 2013   No Comments