Easter treats from Shopa.com: How to earn cash rewards through shopping!

As Easter Sunday approaches what better way to celebrate than by going shopping! But forget your traditional Chocolate eggs and Easter bunnies as I’ve found a fashionable way to update your wardrobe for less via Shopa.com.

The brand new revolutionary website has just launched, creating an online store which allows its users to combine both shopping and social media. You can do this by following other customers with similar tastes, helping you find your own style inspiration by mixing a haven of luxury goods against a back drop of all your favourite high street stores and up-coming brands. Plus Shopa.com keeps you up-to-date on the most trending items via social media, letting you purchase them instantly whilst sharing with all your friends. All you have to do is create a virtual Shopa profile and customise your feed with your favourite brands… And the best part? You earn cash rewards every time a friend or follower purchases the items you recommend!

Joining in and thinking outside the box I’ll be keeping my post New Year’s diet right on track by rocking this fab “Fryday” T-shirt from Adolescent Clothing instead of traditional fish ‘n’ chips for dinner on Good Friday; teaming the look with a pair of Current/Elliot skinny ripped jeans and colourful kicks from Nike. However, if the weather does adhere to spring-like temperatures with the sun shining through I can always add a metallic mini skirt (courtesy of Marc Jacobs) and a pair of strappy flats by Chloe for a glam spin on summer.

But you have to be quick as Adolescent’s super-cool logo tees and jumpers are flying out fast due to their limited availability and won’t be around for much longer.

For more info on Adolescent Clothing or to check up on all the latest fashion at Shopa.com then follow links below…

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New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012/13 trend: socks in boots

When New York Fashion Week launched last Thursday (9 February 2012) no-one could foresee what trends were instantly going to be picked up within days, however, already it seems that British designer Victoria Beckham has started her own one with the socks in boots trend via her models adorning cute wooly knit socks under fabulous militant heels supplied by Christian Louboutin.

Models at Marc by Marc Jacobs wear Pantherella socks in boots

Hot on her heels was designer to the stars and several other fashion houses, Marc Jacobs, whom also added the same style Pantherella  socks to pop out of his models Dr Martin style flat boots for his Marc by Marc Jacobs collection. Pantherella, whom are incidentally celebrating their 75th anniversary this year, handed over a rich palette of charcoal, dark blue, bright red, grey and dark camel colours to the designer for the models to adorn.

Veteran designer Vera Wang also opted for the sock/boot combo encompassing mary-jane heels at one point with thinner wool designs.

However, this does look like the most fabulous accessories trend so far to emerge out of NYFW so I would bet my Michael Kors watch (apparently everyone in fashion has one) that come friday all the quirky fashion assistants and interns at London Fashion Week will have picked up on this and be rocking their bare legs and socks in boots…

Pantherella is available at Liberty’s and http://www.MrPorter.com

Kate Moss snubs Victoria Beckham at The British Fashion Awards

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It seems Posh has finally won her fashion peers over as she collected the Designer of the Year award at the annual British Fashion Awards on Monday evening, but the claws came out when it came to inner fashion sanctum between Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham.

The run in came as Beckham chatted to designer Marc Jacobs at a pre-drinks soiree before the event, which was held at the swanky Savoy Hotel. According to a witness in The Metro ‘Victoria was talking with Marc in a special VIP area when Kate swanned in.

‘Kate announced her arrival with a big “he-llo!” Without so much as a word to Victoria, Kate walked straight up to Marc and took him away from her and turned her back on Posh in a clear snub.’ An apparent ‘mortified’-looking Beckham made a quick exit straight after.

Later that evening however it was Beckham that was cheered as she took to the stage, beating off fierce competition which included Stella McCartney and Tom Ford to win her prestigious award. We wonder whose laughing now…

Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/lifestyle/883317-victoria-beckham-snubbed-by-kate-moss-at-british-fashion-awards#ixzz1fCWZ8bLO

Milan Fashion Week opens: Gucci spring/summer 2012

Gucci Shop in Wien

On Wednesday as London Fashion Week said goodbye to its last collections for menswear , Milan Fashion Week also opened to show its spring/summer 2012 collections.

Amid rife and rumors that Gucci had requested staple models hours before shows started in London, designers spent most of its short-lived fashion week in a chaotic panic.

It all started with Marc Jacobs whose design team had lost important time during Hurricane Irene when it hit the East Coast of America. Having to push his show back made everything drop out of sync, and models were left waiting till the last hour on Friday – when the London shows started – in New York to see whether they were still being cast or not.

Then came a further blow on Friday as major Italian brand Gucci, and creative director Frida Giannini demanded a pre-casting request in Milan. Models were expected to fly out for the casting, then fly back Saturday to meet with Giannini again if they were successful and stay over for fittings the next day. This then created a mess because models were pulled from shows without designers being told, or just not turning up to fittings.

This comes as no surprise though as for years London has been fighting against time schedules with New York and Milan, being squeezed of hours/days each and every season. This time however it seems that the UK based designers and model agencies have had enough and are threatening to boycott London Fashion Week if the British Fashion Council does not step in and intervene.

However, from London to Milan Gucci did kick off in style yesterday with Giannini’s chosen models adorning dropped waist flapper dresses drenched in gold fringing and beading with copious amounts of black satin. The look was 1920s flapper girl met with bellhop attire for day wear that was reminiscent of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Art Deco style lines were used throughout the collection, alongside floaty chiffon dresses and tops, worn with skinny piped black trousers dressed with gold buttons on the ankles. Drop wait tuxedo-style jackets with smart gold chain’s attaching them were also paired with monochrome trousers and tops worn with statement quiff hair and dramatic dark eyes. Green and orange hues also appeared throughout: one thing is for sure though Gucci’s opulence will continue no matter what the economic downfall may be.

Milan Fashion Week continues this week with catwalk shows from designers such as Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Prada.

Watches: Celebrity ‘Boyfriend’ watches

Do you remember back in the early 00’s when velour tracksuits hit our high streets, the orange tan phase started (or regenerated – depending on how old you are), and everyone wanted to dress boho-chic like Sienna Miller? Well, around that time there was another style movement happening; bling.

Whilst JLo was singing about how many ‘rocks’ she had in her block, celebrities worth their salt were making rad purchases, and none more extravagant than David Beckham and his watch collection. At the time Becks was playing for Real Madrid in Spain, earning over a £100,000 per week and notoriously brought himself a diamond encrusted Jacob & Co watch, which had a cult celeb following for stars such as P.Diddy. Then in 2004 Beckham and George Clooney both posed for Police to advertise their range of watches. But more than this, he started a trend for all oversized bling watches which then filtered down into even the cheapest high street store chains, making them accessible to women and hence becoming known as ‘the boyfriend watch’.

Since then boyfriend watches have sold in billions, and notably become more and more popular since the launch of Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors rose gold collections last year. This season their latest spring/summer ranges are so popular that every fashionista worth their weight are adorning them. So I’ve picked out the 5 best ones on the market for you to lust after. Team with nude tailoring at work, or with a preppy shift and canvas trainers for sunny days by the beach…

Happy shopping.

Eliza Cummings models for Fullcircle (again)

Eliza Cummings models Fullcircle S/S 11 collection

Eliza Cummings models Fullcircle S/S 11 collection

With spring/summer collections getting ready to launch in stores and online very soon I was excited to see the new Fullcircle SS 11 campaign images which have just been released, with model-of-the-moment Eliza Cummings fronting them.

The 19-year old Portsmouth lass (who turns 20 next week) looks effortlessly fresh, cool and on-trend as she’s shot in sorbet and nude hues for next season. The Fullcircle collection comprises of a selection of prints, jersey and silk fabrics with an exceptionally cute peach shift dress with ‘sky-scraper’ beading. The soft jersey tailoring and printed dresses are reminiscent of Jonathan Saunders and Mary Katrantzou styles, but are sure to be a sell-out when they drop in-store and online mid February.

Cummings, who has only been modelling for just over 3 years, has already got a huge C.V. to her name. She has modelled for the likes of Lanvin for H&M, Juicy Couture and Topshop as well as designer brands such as Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs and Roland Mouret; and has been shot by all the top fashion photographers such as Steven Meisel, Nick Knight and even appeared on the covers of i-D, Dazed and Confused and 10 Magazine: so much, so young, but, it was initially Fullcircle who was one of Cummings first campaigns when she co-modelled the Fullcircle A/W ‘ 09 clothing range alongside male model Josh Beech.

She’ll definitely be one to watch in 2011.