Stylist Stuff by Rebekah Roy
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DEPRESSION, by Kenny Lim and Andrew Loh in Singapore

I'm loving Singaporean fashion label DEPRESSION by Kenny Lim and Andrew Loh. Lim and Loh named their fashion label DEPRESSION as a sign of empowerment: when you feel unhappy you have the power to change how you feel. I did feel pretty good when I tried on their collection! I had a chance to meet them briefly today and they seemed pretty cheerful and exceptionally cool! They have also have a second label called ‘NOT COOL ENOUGH’ aka NCE - I love a label with a good name! I...

Digital Fashion Week Singapore 2014

I'm really looking forward to attending Singapore Digital Fashion Week, from October 31 to November 3, 2014. Singapore fashion label Max Tan will open Digital Fashion Week and Italian label Cristiano Burani will close the event. Other designers include Fyodor Golan and Singapore labels Thomas Wee, In Good Company, Depression, Pauline Ning as well as young emerging labels You You and Mash-Up. I'm really looking forward to seeing Depression on Friday as it's all streetwear and perfect for...

Fashion Weekend Skopje

Today I'm off to Skopje to participate in the 10th edition of Fashion Weekend Skopje, from the 23rd to the 27th of October at various locations through the city including the salon Audi-Porsche Macedonia. I'll be giving a 5 day workshop on Fashion Blogging, Social Media and Branding, and participating in panel discussions with Robert Cavell-Clarke from “Not Just A Label”,  Kendall Robbins - Program Manager for fashion in the British Council London and the team from the Macedonian...

Applications open for Fashion Scout A/W 2015

It's that time of year again, London Fashion Week, February 20-24 2015 is coming up sooner than you think and it's time for emerging designers to showcase their collections as catwalk shows, presentations or as part of the exhibition at Fashion Scout. You can also apply for the Merit Award and Ones to Watch Award which have launched the careers of designers including William Tempest, David Koma, Hermione de Paula and Eudon Choi. Fashion Scout also exhibits during Paris Fashion Week...

Beverly Hills Formula – Black Toothpaste

Every now and then you get something a bit unusual in a gift bag at London Fashion Week so I was amused to receive some toothpaste. Beverly Hills Formula for perfect white is actually black tooth paste, it turns white greyish colour while you're brushing your teeth. My teeth felt clean but somehow I couldn't get past the morning shock of seeing something black on my tooth...

Said Cafe in Soho: The perfect cup of Hot Chocolate!

If you need to escape on a rainy day, nip into Said, the new branch of a long-established Rome chocolate shop at 41 Broadwick Street in the heart of Soho. It's small and cosy, there are tiled floors and the wall to ceiling is decorated with beautiful chromed brass, iron and steel chocolate moulds shaped as stars, shells, rabbits, and Easter eggs. While sitting on milk canister stools you can have fresh strawberries  dipped in white, milk and dark chocolate sauces or the perfect piece...

Living in a State Of Disarray!

If you're looking for something fun, festive and a bit silly State of Disarray is the place for you. They have has just opened a pop up shop at the Truman Brewery just off Brick Lane.  If you need a leopard jumpsuit and a sequin hoodie this is the place to go. You can buy almost any type of animal hats that you could imagines. It's perfect for festival wear but if you just want to bring a little silliness into your life this is the place to do...

TONI&GUY Mainstage Catwalk Show

Toni & Guy Mainstage presented its latest collections to hairdressers from around the world at Copperbox in London’s Olympic Park. It's quite a festive event with about 6000 people who love hair and are all dressed up to the nines! The evening began with the Toni & Guy Awards, which recognises salons and individual hairdressers . Toni Mascolo, Christian Mascolo, James and Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck introduced the new Breakthrough team, the Image Award winners and Entrepreneur of the...

Have you been to the GAP lately?

I don't know when I last went to the GAP - it's really been so long ago that I don't remember. A friend said to me recently have you been to the GAP lately, you really should go. I knew that Rebekka Bay launched COS in 2006 and had joined GAP in October 2012 but that Gap Inc. reported a 5 percent dip in sales for the first quarter of 2014 - I was curious to see how she would re-shape the brand.  Sometimes it just takes a couple of seasons to sort everything out. I was genuinely...

Backstage with Gyo Yuni Kimchoe, Merit Award Winners

This season I was backstage styling Gyo Yuni Kimchoe's first show as the winners of Fashion Scout's prestigious Merit Award, previous winners include David Koma, Eudon Choi, Agi & Sam and Georgia Hardinge. Gyo Kim and Yuni Choe attended Parsons School of Design in New York before moving to London and studying at Central Saint Martins together. The collection, called Respect of Life and Nature, explores the idea of the unexpected combination of military and nature and how they...

Styling for Paul Costelloe SS15

I like working with Paul Costelloe as it really is a family business and somehow that makes a difference: it's not surprising that one expects something happy and beautiful at a Paul Costelloe show.  The fashion show was held at the prestigious Simpson on the Strand, 2 minutes away from Somerset House. The music was happy and playful and included Perry Como's Catch a Falling Star, truly setting the tone of the show. This season Paul returned to the catwalk with inspirations from the...

Tea, Cake & Antiques at the Town House

I love some of the streets around Spitalfields as they haven't changed much since the Huguenots lived there. If you have a chance and want to see a historical house visit The Town House on 5 Fournier Street. It's a wonderful place to  see some antiques and downstairs there is a traditional kitchen where you can have a slice cake and a delicious cup of...

Jay Briggs presents ‘Melusina’ at Fashion Scout

Jay Briggs is not shy to talk about the realities of what it is to be a new designers and he's not a afraid of a lot of hard work. He's in it for the long haul and even while creating this collection he was working full time in retail. This was Jay's first presentation since graduating from Salford University in 2013. Jay read Anna Wintour's interview on i-D about new designers doing a presentation and knew that this was the right approach for him. It was more intimate and allowed him a...

Stylist Stuff Loves Cocoa Butter Beautifying Oil from the Body Shop

Every London Fashion Week I'm backstage styling a show so I always have access to some good beauty tips from the make up teams.  I have dry skin and love wearing bare legs so Cocoa Butter Beautifying Oil from The Body Shop is perfect for me. You just need a drop and it seems to be absorbed by the skin without leaving a film of oil that tends to get all over ones clothes.  It's recommended for face, body and hair. Also the scent isn't that overwhelming cocoa butter smell, it's more subtle...

Shopping at 75 Redchurch Street

The shop at 75 Redchurch is a unique concept boutique that has been open for just over a year and recently they have been expanding their edit with some new designers including some beautiful girly silk dresses by Dagda and a chic edgy black collection from Swedish born designer Simon Ekrelius. Also there are playful print silk bomber jackets from Bernard Chandran's diffusion line BCAREA27. The are lots of accessories, including some very cool necklaces from Robert Wellington plus...

125 Live – Photo Exhibition on Redchurch Street

If you're looking for fashion events to attend this month  it's worth popping into 125 Live. 125 Magazine celebrates their contributors over the last decade, with a photo exhibition that includes the work of  Rankin, Jason Hetherington, Dean Chalkley, Indira Cesarine, Paul Farrell and Simon Emmett.  With over 45 photographers each artist selected their pieces for this exhibition and all work is for sale with prices starting at £250.  Plus there are photography workshops for...

SS15 Model Casting at Fashion Scout

Yesterday I was at the Fashion Scout model casting day, casting for The Ones To Watch with Cassandra Verity Green, Keiko Nishiyama, Youjia Jin & Min Wu and the Merit Award winner Gyo Yuni Kimchoe  duo Gyo Kim and Yuni Choe. It's always a great casting day - we must have seen over 400 models - which is really great for new designers. Seeing so many girls helps you define what and who you're looking for. The right model can change everything about your collection - it can help...

LFW Tickets

It's always nice to receive a creative London Fashion Week invite. I like getting invites in the post as I'm not so fond of e-invites - they all look the same.  A ticket is an opportunity to set the tone for the show, to give us a hint or an impression of what we can expect to see. This invite by Danielle Romeril in a 'tuna' type can is quite amusing and playful. I love the package of wild flowers seads from Orla Keily - good for the garden and a crisp 'money' ticket from Christian...

Christopher Raeburn at Truman Brewery Loading Bay, Shine Bright Studio

Need something to do pre London Fashion Week? This past month at the Truman Brewery Loading Bay, Shine Bright Studio have taken over the space and they've had workshops by Tatty Devine and Agi & Sam. You can attend a workshop this weekend offered by Christopher Raeburn. They  also offer opportunities for you to exhibit your work at the studio, and the chance to win a place on a school for creative startups programme - the winner will be exhibiting from 8-10th...

Eyeliner – Benefit’s “They’re Real”

    I love eyeliner and and been dying to try Benefit They're Real! Push Up Liner.  I'd read so much about it: it's a matte black gel formula with a 'pen' that makes it easy to get close to the lash line. I was most curious to find out if it really didn't smudge or dry out as it's a waterproof formula. So thought I'd put it to the ultimate test. I used the eyeliner at 10am and was flying back to London on a 10pm flight arriving mid morning so I'd have the same eyeliner...

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