Stylist Stuff by Rebekah Roy
The daily musings of a fashion stylist in London.
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Flannel Pyjamas online at John Lewis!

It’s starting to feel cooler and it’s definitely autumn, and I like to be cosy. You might not think of me as a flannel-pyjama-wearing kind of girl, but I am - and I’m picky about how soft the flannel is. Most of my pyjamas come from John Lewis but this was the first time I ordered them online and they are perfect! John Lewis just launched their website, selling fashion brands online, and it’s quite good. (I’ve heard Selfridges is launching a site soon too!)...

BlackBerry and London Fashion Week

Visitors to Fashion Week will be able to access the schedule on their BlackBerry handset so you'll always know which show is on when! No more paper! The bespoke application will allow visitors to create their own personalised schedule, receive live updates when shows are running late (which they always are) and you can access all the official content on the London Fashion Week website including image galleries, designer info, London Fashion Week news, hotels, restaurants & cafes,...

A Positive Outlet

Author Agnes Smedley once wrote "I see no reason why a woman should not grow and develop in all those outlets which are suited to her nature, it matters not at all what they may be". Though perhaps not her intention, her words echo the sentiments of satisfied Designer outlet mall shoppers. Though outlet malls exist globally, the US, with its already stellar conversion rates and monopoly on the "bigger is better" shopping centers, seemingly has the most wonderful of these...

Fashion-Conscience.com

What does having a fashion conscience mean to you - organic, fair trade sustainable, recycled and vegan? Well Fashion-Conscience.com seems to have it all. They stock pieces that are organic, sustainable, recycled, vintage, vegan, fair trade and aid small local communities - and they have some exclusive and edgy designers from around the world. The question is - can you have a sustainable fashion-forward wardrobe? Yes, you just have to think a bit more about what you really want. An...

Fashion.Music.Style. With Little Boots

Fashion.Music.Style is working on it's 4th issue now. We go quarterly and the magazine has gone national through Borders for this issue!  This issue is almost 50% bigger and the A5 size works very well as it's perfect for housing the free 16 track cd. It's rapidly becoming one of those magazines you want to buy, especially when you live outside the UK, so you can really see what is really happening on the music scene here. Little Boots, Victoria Hesketh was great to work with. She's got...

Beth Ditto for Evans

Beth Ditto for Evans shot by Rankin! Sequines is everywhere this summer and this one is only £65 and the leggings are £18. I love this trend as it never really seems to go away. Love the domino print - it's only £45! London is known for it's great high street and Evans has always offered plus size fashion on trend - but overall there aren't many affordable on trend plus size ranges. Over the past few season retailers are getting wise to the plus size market: New...

Louis De Gama

  I saw Louis De Gama's work quite a few years back at a London PR so I can't tell you how happy I was to discover he'd recently opened a shop on Cheshire Street in East London. Louis is one of the most charming delightful people that I have had the pleasure to meet. I Louis de Gama gained a BA (Hons) in Fashion Design from the University of Westminster and spent his first few years after graduating working alongside Salvatore (bespoke tailoring), Tristan Webber and the renowned duo...

Vogue UK Editor Alexandra Shulman Stands Up Against Overly-Small Sample Garments

In today's Daily Mail there's a great article about a letter Alexandra Shulman recently sent to designers saying their samples are too small. She sent the letter to major labels including Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Prada and Versace. She's fantastic! Alexandra Shulman is all about business sense, and it's great that her main argument is that it's bad for business: she says her readers don't want to see models that thin in editorial or advertising. She's so right - it's always been amazing...

Becks Appeal

OH. MY. GOD Check out David Beckham and his pants. Just when you think ‘Pah,David Beckham he’s like soooo 1998’ he goes and wows us with his new advertising campaign for Emporio Armani. Yesterday at lunch time he unveiled the advertising campaign at Selfridges in London, where girls flocked like moths to a burning, red-hot flame. And who can blame them? He looked absolutely gorgeous. Wearing a navy single-breasted Armani suit Beckham looked slightly flustered with all...

So You Want to be a Top Make-up Artist?

Do you have what it takes? So this week I am feeling a little frazzled to say the least, all the travelling for Britian's Next Top Model, while keeping up with my other makeup jobs during the week has left me a little exhausted. No bank holiday for this makeup artist, I was working all weekend. Now don't get me wrong, I am not complaining. I am so grateful for all the work; especially in this time of credit crunching! My biggest saving grace are my AMAZING makeup assistants who help me on the...

Britain’s Next Top Model Tour in Manchester

We went up to Manchester the night before our  show - with the bank holiday weekend and all the train diversions it was just the simplest thing to do. Fashion is never as glamorous as it looks - it's our job to make it look fabulous! My call time is 8am. We all leave the hotel at 7:30 in search of coffee while on our way to the Arndale Centre in Manchester. We walk, as it just seems simpler and although the clothes and shoes have been sent ahead of time I still manage to bring a couple...

Manish Arora and Swarovski Crystallized – The Designer T-Shirt

To read the rest of this post check out Drapers.com Nandi the bull, signifier of calm, gentleness and nourishment. Lakshmi, goddess of beauty, luck, bringer of wealth and spiritual well-being. The iron-on transfer is back. I love that - there is something so retro about the iron-on that it's become fashionable again! Manish Arora for Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED™ T-shirt £125 Manish Arora for Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED™ Transfers from...

The Independent’s Online Fashion 100 includes Stylist Stuff!

I am delight to learn that Stylist Stuff has been included in The Independent's Online Fashion 100  by  an online marketing expert Leon Bailey-Green. "These are the people who are making a difference in the online fashion world." Wow! It's very cool to be in such great company. I'm an avid reader and fan of a lot of blogs on the list, including Vogue.co.uk, Drapers.com and London Liberty Girl. To view the complete list check you can download the full ‘Online...

Sana Zod’s Graduate Collection

There are only a frightening 7 weeks until the Nottingham Trent Graduate Fashion Show and the pressure is on! There are 4 shows that take place in Nottingham over 2 days on Thursday 21st May and Friday 22nd May 2009. The 4 shows titled ‘Sew What?’ are showcasing 78 talented Fashion Design Students, and their Degree Collections. Nottingham Trent University broke up for Easter holiday on Friday, but I, and the majority of my fashion design peers are still in Nottingham over the...

Gal Stern, Print Designer For Tights!

I love tights. I mainly wear dresses and shorts so tights are an essential part of my wardrobe. I also think you can make an every day look into something glamorous or edgy with a cool pair of tights. I’m loving gold at the moment! I was recently chatting with Gal Stern, a textile designer from Israel with a great collection of tights! Could you tell me how you got started? SG - I finished my studies of textile design in Shenkar High College of Design in Israel 6 months ago. In my...

Mannequin Etiquette?

I can't figure out if it's okay to grab a mannequin by the breasts or neck. The breasts are actually very well placed and they're the safest handles to use when grabbing the mannequin from behind and twisting the mannequin's torso to remove it from the legs, yet it feels a little inappropriate...and twisting the mannequin from the neck works well but it just feels...

Jessica Alba for Campari

This is an unretouched picture of Jessica Alba and on the right is the final version for Campari shot by Mario Testino. Everyone always seems so surprised that photos are retouched but a photo is really just a raw image. Even still life images, mannequin and food shots are retouched. Digital enhancement is a one half of photography. It doesn't mean that everything is fake and nothing is real.  I like the shoot. It's very retro, Carmen Miranda -ish and was shot in Malibu. Jean Paul...

An Interview with William Tempest – Lookbook Shoot

If haven't already heard of  William Tempest, you will. He was one of the four finalists of Fashion Fringe 2008. He did a two-year national diploma course in fashion design and textiles when he was only 16. He graduated with a first class honours degree in womenswear design from London College of Fashion. He worked four seasons with Giles Deacon and went to Paris to work with Jean Charles de Castelbajac. He's designed some pieces for Madonna. The model is L'atesha at IMG...

The Latest in Horsewear (?) – Katie Price Equestrian!

I really like Katie Price, aka Jordan from her glamour days. Some UK celebrities work so hard at being celebrities that you just can't help but respect their work ethic! She's now come out with an equestrian line, which has equestrian clothing for women and (I love this)...horsewear! Horse and Hound magazine reports that her clothing is flying off the shelves. Here is the fleece cooler, headset and even little leg warmers! Ok, they're actually called fleece leg bandages but that doesn't sound...

Zink Canada Interview – School of Rock

Well, I have to say I feel very hip seeing myself in one of my favourite magazines! This is from the autumn issue of Zink Canada. When Zink magazine said they'd like to interview me I was quite delighted and they asked for a picture of me so I sent them a typical headshot. Then they asked for something more editorial...hmm...I thought it would be fun to work with a Canadian team who live in London so Rachel Jones did my hair & make up and Christopher Dadey did the photography. It was...