LPA Loves… Sephora by OPI

After my A-MAZING bareMinerals make over the other week, I’ve decided to get more ‘in’ to beauty products. After all, I love dressing up and brightly coloured things more than your average five year old so why shouldn’t that extend to my face? Having worn the exact same makeup look for the past two years – powder, mascara and a slick of black liquid eyeliner if I’m feeling really wild – so I’m taking baby steps. Going from basically nothing to full on red carpet glam could very easily go wrong so I’m beginning my induction into the world of all things bright and beautiful via a lower risk route… Nails. In true five year old fashion I’m a total sucker for anything sparkly so when I laid eyes on Sephora and O.P.I’s glitter-tastic nail polish collaboration it went straight to the top of my wish list. Are they or are they not, cute enough to eat?

Sephora by OPI Nails

Sephora by OPI Jewellery ‘Listen to your heart’, £6/$9.50 click here to buy

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Diesel host FRIENDS gig and party

Diesel

I have to say, Diesel certainly know how to show a girl a good time. Cupcakes, prosecco and a live performance from Brooklyn based band-of-the-moment, FRIENDS… Sounds like a recipe for a pretty fab evening, no? Following on from the success of their last private gig and party a couple of weeks ago, Diesel decided to host another stylish soiree this Wednesday.

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Collar Loving

As anyone who’s so much as glanced at a fashion magazine (print or online), hung out in Hoxton or frankly, paid a visit to their local topshop will be well aware, collars have made one hell of a comeback. And I’m not talking about the turned up, polo shirt variety you spot in Jack Wills catalogues or – if you committed the same sartorial crimes I did – photos of your fourteen year old self. Be they crisp, white cotton or studded denim, the collars that have hogged the style spolight since circa SS10 are either buttoned up to the top, Peter Pan preppy or, most recently, equisitely embellished and ingeniously attachable. Whatever the intricacies of its’ design, the important thing about the comeback collar is it’s attitude: city-ready, pulled-together and most importantly worlds away from the open-necked, sports casual look my friends and I rocked (usually with a denim mini skirt – oh the shame) during our teenage years.

Marni collar

(above) Marni Embellished Poplin Collar, £240, click here to buy

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5 (more) Minutes With… Holly Fulton

As you know, I’m prone to a little fashion obsession from time to time. Sometimes these style crushes are fleeting but more often than not, once a brand or designer captures my heart, I’m in it for the long haul. Once such designer is Holly Fulton. Since falling for her playful, colour-popping creations during my first EVER London Fashion Week Holly has continued to wow us all with collection after collection of garments that are simply a joy to behold. In the two years since then, I’ve journeyed to Doha and back with Holly, interviewed her numerous times and was even lucky enough to wear one of her SS12 dresses to the Scottish Fashion Awards. With Fashion Week fast approaching (eek!) and her sartorial star firmly on the rise, I caught up with the designer to find out what’s next for Holly Fulton…

Holly Fulton

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Zoe Karssen ‘Kiss The Future’

Judging from what we’ve seen so far this season, video ad campaigns are the way of the future. Now, I’m not for one second saying that images of ethereal beauties bedecked in high fashion finery aren’t effective. Nor are they likely to be disappearing altogether anytime soon. But the rise and rise… and rise of online press means that social media savvy designers can spice things up with dynamic video advertising. The latest brand to embrace fashion film is cult t-shirt label, Zoe Karssen.

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