From Beach To Bar – Beara Beara Is The Perfect Holiday Essential

While heading abroad for a wedding recently I was stuck with that same old conundrum; what bag to pack for everyday use.

Beara Beara Juan Turquoise Bag, £68

When you fly its easy, you have a large suitcase (usually) and an even larger carry on bag – which fits everything you forgot to add in your suitcase! However, when you hit the tarmac in a foreign country and spend all day lazing by a pool – or, in my case looking after a toddler – you want a bag that you can carry all your essentials in without being big enough to block the sun.

Beara Beara Mochita Fuchsia Bag, £99

That’s why I was so impressed with Beara Beara. This brand new line of luxury leather accessories are perfect for everyday use while still giving off a stylish vibe. Their woven leather ‘Bambina’ backpacks, £72, (which are still heavily on trend for SS15) are great for heading on a day trip or act as a bottomless pit when heading to the beach, while still being chic enough to mould to any outfit. I particularly love their off-duty Ibizan style bucket bags which come in an array of bright summer hues including turquoise and fuchsia with handwoven elements.

Beara Beara Amora Mustard Bag, £91

The brand also houses an assortment of saddle, satchel and weekend bags – perfect for work and weekend retreats.

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

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Latest Lust-Label: Elie Tahari Launches SS15 Campaign 

Having recently celebrated 40 years in the industry, Elie Tahari are cementing their fashion status by launching their very first international shop-in-shop at the fourth floor Fashion Lab in Harrods, Knightsbridge. 
   

Elie Tahari Apre-Active Sports collection 

With a range of gorgeous wearable pieces – at accessible price points – this Israeli-American born luxury brand offers everything from casual daywear to decadent evening dresses and more. 
  

Their ‘Apre-Active’ Sports collection (another new launch) is actually exclusive to Harrods in the UK and showcases a range of striking yet edgy pieces, while the lust-worthy Spring/Summer 2015 campaign has been shot by renowned photographer Steven Klein and features the ever glamorous supermodel Hilary Rhoda.

With so much on offer its surely only a matter of time before Tahari becomes the go-to label for all occasions. 

Transitional Trousers: The New Season Jogger

Forget 1990s low-slung jogging bottoms and the crystal-embellished terry towelling styles that followed suit in the noughties (adorned by the likes of Britney Spears) because for spring/summer 2015 designers have turned to more sleeker, tapered designs.

Topshop Grid Print Joggers £35New Look Blue Geo Print Joggers £9.99

If you’re looking to emulate this sport luxe look (as seen at Topshop Unique, Lulu & Co, Akris and Preen) for less, but are not sure how, then why not start by opting for these stylish versions from some of our fav high street stores.

Available right now, this range of geo-to-grid print adaptions come in an array of colours and versions to suit all shapes and sizes. Wear dressed up with strappy heels and a skimpy vest (add lashings of jewellery for a real boho vibe) or dressed down during the current transitional weather with some plain pastel plimsols, a knitted sweat and a leather biker jacket.

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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Behind The Scenes: A Stylist’s Guide To Travelling In Style With Antler Cabin Luggage

Generally speaking when I’m styling I like to be super organised about what I’m packing and where items are before I’ve even thought about leaving the house, as the worst thing that could ever happen on location, at a shoot or during a live TV show is to be unprepared and caught without that essential item.

Elstree Studios

However thankfully this year, during my run as a stylist on Strictly Come Dancing I have been meticulous with my preparation thanks to forward planning and the use of a very smart suitcase from Antler. Their sleek Cabin Luggage range is ideal for travelling to and from venues with a stylist kit, as not only is it chic but it’s four-wheel manoeuvrability allows me to merge swiftly with everyday commuters whilst packing everything I need into the spacious 35-45 litre capacity. 

In mine you’ll always find a wide range of items from a miniature hand held steamer (a priority) to a kit bag containing an crucial sewing kit, plasters, scissors, inner soles, pens, paper, different types of tapes ranging from brown to gaffer (great for soles of shoes on studio floors) alongside an extra bag full of different sized underwear (you never know what size or extras you will need on set), belts, spare flat shoes (for me!), a phone charger and lots, lots more.

And that’s why a lightweight travel suitcase is paramount – it should be small enough to carry around but also be sizeable enough to bring onto an aeroplane cabin should you be lucky enough to fly to a short haul destination.

For more information on Antler Cabin Luggage or to view the range log onto www.antler.co.uk.

Pixie Lott Rocks Charity Alphabet Scarf And Single For Matalan

Pixie Lott has been stirring up a storm on the dance floor this year with partner Trent Whiddon as part of Strictly Come Dancing, but it’s the fabulous charity inspired fashion and single that has shifted all the attention as the singer teams up with Matalan to promote a string of Alphabet scarves for AW14.

Pixie Lott in Matalan's Alphabet Scarf

Pictured above in her classic grey monogrammed accessory, the All About Tonight starlet was snapped wearing one of Matalan’s new charity scarves to help raise money and awareness for Alder Hey Children’s Charity. However, Pixie’s not the only famous personality who has been seen rocking their very own personalised accessory. Global stars such as  Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Wayne RooneyJessie J, Sarah Jessica Parker, Abbey Clancy, Nicola Roberts and Tinie Tempah have all been spotted modelling their very own personalised Alphabet scarves in aid of the children’s hospital alongside a string of well known patrons, ambassadors and patients. 

The  scarves – which can be purchased in seven different colour ways ranging from A-Z – are now available to purchase both in store and online for just £10 (£5 for children’s versions) and showcase a collegiate style appliqué letter on each one; perfect for gifting loved ones this Christmas. All profits are set to go towards a brand new stateoftheart children’s hospital, education and research centre ‘Alder Hey in the Park’ which is planned to open in 2015. 

To coincide with the launch Pixie has also recorded her own version of the iconic 1986 number one, ‘Caravan of Love’, which has been released as her Christmas single and features on her new album ‘Platinum Pixie’ – with a percentage of proceeds from each single going straight to Alder Hey Children’s Charity. Speaking about the venture Pixie commented that “I am really honoured to be involved with, and supporting, Alder Hey’s Alphabet Scarves campaign. It’s a fantastic initiative and will raise much needed funds for the children’s hospital.”

So, what better way to give this Xmas than by following suit, looking stylish and supporting a good cause.

For more information or to shop online visit www.Matalan.co.uk

Stylist-at-large: The Latest Update In Fashion…

I have been meaning to update my blog (as you can see below) for quite some time now and will have a range of updates coming in the next few weeks on everything from jewellery to accessories and even a touch of Spring/Summer 2015 (for those who can’t wait!). However just in case you were wondering what I have been doing for the past few months here’s a quick summery below which includes celebrity styling, freelancing with the amazing team at LOOK magazine and much, much more…

OH and most importantly should I not forget waiting to become a mummy-to-be! (Due in Jan… Baby brain… Check out the maternity blog below for Seraphine.com)

Tess Daly Strictly Come Dancing 2014  Kara Tointon - Pride Of Britain Awards 2014

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