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Entries from May 2010

Wah Nails!

Posted by Rebekah Roy on May 31st, 2010

I love getting a manicure and finally had one done by the super cool nail salon WAH. It didn’t matter that my nails are super short – they were still able to paint them with one of their more subtle leopard print looks. Lots of people commented on my nails and thought that my nails were a type of press on – but the design was hand painted in only 15 minutes.

 Wah Nails!

 Wah Nails!

You’re starting to see lots of celebrities with amazing nails, including Katy Perry. it’s important not to overlook nails in a photoshoot. Nails can say so much!

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WAH is based in East London – it’s worth checking out their salon in Topshop!

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My-Wardrobe.com – Denim Bar for Men!

Posted by Rebekah Roy on May 30th, 2010

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Buying jeans is never as simple as it sounds and few retailers have addressed how difficult it has become for men to find the right pair of jeans – skinny, slim, straight, relaxed and boot cut or the various denim treatments including black coated, vintage wash, raw, organic, crinkle wash or selvedge – what’s a man to chose?. My-Wardrobe.com is trying to simplify it all.

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The pop-up denim shop and bar is designed by Mark Lawson-Bell, (the creative mind behind Conduit Street’s Sketch) and invites shoppers to enjoy martinis and browse through the SS10 menswear denim collections from the My Wardrobe site.

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Sarah Curran, my-wardrobe.com Founder and CEO comments, “By launching the my-wardrobe.com Denim Bar, we want to rejuvenate online shopping for jeans. From browsing by designer, understanding skinny, straight and selvedge denim, we want to create a whole new experience.”

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Topshop in Knightsbridge

Posted by Rebekah Roy on May 29th, 2010

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Topshop recently opened in Knightsbridge, across from Harrods. I love the look and feel of the store – it’s 14,000 square feet – three floors of fashion with glass, stainless steel and black marble to give it a bright and luxurious feel.

It’s quite easy to navigate in the shop. It feels more grown-up than the Oxford Street flagship store (not necessarily better – just different). It’s got more of a boutique feel with attentive staff and the newly launched Topshop Make Up and all the designer diffusion lines right on the ground floor. You can’t help but notice the Mark Fast dresses on display and I couldn’t resist buying a Meadham Kirchhoff dress!

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Marks & Spencer Bras

Posted by Rebekah Roy on May 28th, 2010

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I saw this ad in the morning Metro.

“Big or small, we love them all. At M&S you’ll find beautiful bras for every size at gorgeous prices. If nature blessed you with more than your fair share, you certainly won’t be charged extra for it. That big boob is all in the past.”

I love M&S. I think most of my bras come from there. On one hand it’s understandable that a 34A costs less as it uses far less fabric than a 40F cup. Realistically they don’t cost the same amount to make so why should they retail for the same cost? Well M&S customers spoke out and M&S changed their pricing! I love this ad – I think it’s witty and funny and smart that they address the issue.

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London College of Fashion – Fashion Panel

Posted by Rebekah Roy on May 27th, 2010

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I was invited to London College of Fashion to be part of a fashion panel along with James Barron, Head of Buying at ASOS; James Watson, Head of Menswear & Development at Liberty; and Veronica Veronina, Managing Director of VIPICA. The evening was hosted by Sisterhood Media Group’s CEO Kubi Springer. I feel it’s really important to participate in these types of events to give students some insight into what the next steps are after graduation.

This was a closed door seminar with 100 students at London College of Fashion that consisted of in-depth discussions with the fashion panel. We talked about how we got where we were and how to get started after graduation. Some of the main points were about how important it is to research a brand or client before your initial meeting and how a good e-mail and cover letter can get you that initial meeting. Charisma, being able to work independently and using your initiative are all winning factors. The importance of networking is a huge factor because many companies would rather hire someone who is recommended to them rather than pay an additional fee through an agency. After the event we had a networking event so that students could practise their networking skills and ask a lot more questions.

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