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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Ron Herman Annual Sale

This is probably one thing you won't want to tell all your friend's about. You should maybe keep this one to yourself...Ron Herman's Annual Sale is set to start Thursday 28th September and will run for 2 weeks until October 15th. Select merchandise will be on sale at 50% off for the first week and then remaining merchandise will be reduced to 75% off for the second week. Keep in mind that if you see something you like you shouldn't hang around - they sell out of most of the stock literally within minutes.

All Saints arrives at ASOS

Funky rock-chic brand All Saints has finally arrived online at ASOS. This is a great way for All Saints to test their online market on a small scale before laying out cash in order to allow their own online site to accept orders. The range is small, with just five pieces available in the collection. Nonetheless, it's still worth checking out. Hopefully, in time, the online range will expand, as this truly is one brand with their finger on the pulse of cutting edge fashion.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Kate Moss at Topshop

As many of you will probably already have heard, fashion icon Kate Moss will be designing a collection in collaboration with topshop. The collection, worth £10 million to Kate, will be available from April 2007 online and in stores across the world. Some more news...Topshop, which already has 63 overseas branches, is set to open at a flagship site in New York next year! In a statement made by Kate, she said "I have always been a big fan or Topshop and regularly shop there. I love what they stand for and am very excited at the thought of working with them". Owner, Philip Green said of Kate “She is a fashion icon in terms of the UK… and this is what Topshop is all about in terms of fashion. Our customers identify with her.”

With Topshop being the only high street store to ever appear at London Fashion Week, it seems like there is just no stopping them. Looks like there's no stopping Kate Moss either - with numerous big ad campaigns already this year and now this, maybe being caught snorting cocaine wasn't deemed by the fashion industry to be such a 'mistake' after all. Related Posts: Topshop steps up its game

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Yay or Nay?

A selection of graphic print tops just popped up on topshop. What do you all think...yay or nay?

Monday, September 11, 2006

Cost per wear

To make the most out of your wardrobe you need to make sure you buy things you love and that are versatile. Too often we buy items that don't match with what we already have and end up sitting in the wardrobe, for the most part, unused. If you think carefully about your purchases you can certainly justify buying more expensive, quality items. Think about it like this - if you buy a bag for £250 but use it 3 times a week for a year then it has cost you only £1.60 per wear. A decent bag will last way beyond a year too. On the other hand, buy a bag for £25 that you don't love so much then you may use it just ten times over the course of a year, making it more costly at £2.50 per wear.

Ashlee Simpson shows us how it's done. Over the past few weeks she has been dedicated to her
black BCBG handbag and grey Eugenia Kim hat. Granted, Ashlee probably got both items free but you get the picture. Think about this next time you go shopping and make your wardrobe work harder for you!

Mischa rocks the black & white look

Mischa Barton photographed at the Mario Testino and French Vogue party on Sept 9th. September is a great month for closely watching what celebrities are wearing as they will all be beginning to sport the trends that will be worn for the next 6 months. It's a good opportunity to decide what you like and what you don't like before you spend your hard earned cash in the shops. Mischa looks fantastic in black and white - I posted that this colour combination would be big once again in Runway Report: Colour back in August. This is a safe trend to follow and seeing this picture reminded me of just how classy monochrome looks.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Handbag of the week

I am so addicted to Chloe bags. No other designer matches up for me right now (except for perhaps Balenciaga). The Chloe Tekla could be a huge hit this season. It's big, it's shiny, it's quite obviously by Chloe, it looks even more expensive than it actually is, it's got lots of studs, poppers, zips and pockets. Phew, that was a mouthful. There couldn't be a more perfect reflection of the runway accessory trends. Approx £800 by chloe.

If you like the look but not the price tag then you'll find lots and lots of cheaper alternatives to this style throughout the season. This one from next is just £16.99

Functional fashion

So what do you make of this? A clutch bag that incorporates a light activated when you open it up. The idea being that late at night in search of your keys, this little invention will make life easier. No more fumbling around. Neat idea by Solas, although kind of pricey at £100. Apparently Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz and Eva Longoria are all fans.

Monday, September 04, 2006

All the denim you need

...can be found at denimology. Ever wondered exactly which wash, style and brand Kate Moss and Jessica Simpson are wearing? Well, denimology has all the denim knowledge you are ever gonna need. The site, up and running since February 2006, also includes over 40 links to the web sites of the best premium denim around. It's astounding just how clued up the editor, Andy, is about denim - many of the brands he features I hear about here first before anywhere else.

I don't talk much about denim on B Glam, probably because i've been searching for the perfect pair of jeans since I was about 14 and have yet to find a pair that I absolutely love! By now i've pretty much given up looking. Despite this, I still think a good pair of jeans is the single most important thing to have in your wardrobe.

If you love denim then this really is one site you have to bookmark. The denim forum is also worth checking out - if you've got a specific denim question here's the place to ask it. Don't forget to sign up for the weekly newsletter while you're there.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Topshop steps up it's game

We don't really have many online stores based in the UK so I tend to really appreciate those that we do have. topshop's online store is set to get even better. The word on the street is that from October pretty much every item found in the Oxford Road, London flagship store will be available to buy on the site. Now, that's a lot of choice - more than 2,000 items to be exact. In addition, there will also be exclusive designer collections that will only be available online. Topshop could also be set for world domination - they are currently looking to expand into America, finally! With Philip Green, one of the most ambitious people on the planet, as the boss it had to happen sooner or later. The location of the first store has not yet been announced and perhaps it hasn't even been decided just yet.

I'm sure this is a move that Americans will be joyful about. The fact is, the Americans don't really have anything quite like topshop. Within a similar price range they have stores like
banana republic, gap, and victoria's secret - hardly fashion leaders. Topshop regularly attracts celebrities from all over the globe, such as Madonna, Kate Moss, Kate Bosworth, Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyonce, who on a trip to London will always stop by the Oxford Street store. It's success lies in the fact that although it's ranges are extensive, it operates like a boutique, selling lots of very fashion forward items in small volumes so that there's not a huge chance of seeing someone wearing exactly the same as you at a party. The inclusion of unique designer collections that showcase new talent is another plus.

I have no doubt that Topshop will take off in America. Let's not forget that Topshop has made an appearance there before. Hip boutique
opening ceromony in New York stocks clothing famous to a particular country and in 2005 chose Topshop. The owner picked about 200 lines to launch within the store during New York Fashion Week. Jane Shepherdson, Topshop's brand director seems somewhat surprised at the attention Topshop received in the states. Following on from the buzz Topshop's unveiling at Open Ceromony had she said "We are not a big, fancy brand. We're just Topshop. We're very English".

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Kate Bosworth in Topshop

Friday, September 01, 2006

QUICK - sack the stylist Jessica!

What has been going on with Jessica Simpson lately? I think she seriously needs to consider hiring a new stylist. Here's the evidence: First off, looking very drunk (check out the bloodshot eyes), wearing what looks like a black apron.

I just can't believe my eyes with this next outfit. This dress looks like something an 8 year old would wear to a birthday party.

Here, she looks like she tried a little bit harder but she doesn't stand a chance wearing a dress that looks more like a long length black men's wifebeater tank top. I'm not a fan of the hairstyle either. It's too harsh. Jessica does look great with shorter hair but more like shoulder length than jaw length. And what's with the patchy fake tan on her legs?!

Maybe Jessica's just had a few off days. Last week photographed looking every inch the style icon that she is:

Shoes of the week

These perfect black patent pointed toe heels by Steven Madden marked down from $110 to just $49.99 at Smart Bargains. Everyone should have a similar shoe to this in their collection. Beautiful and a bargain - what more could you want?