Myleene Klass Swimwear Collection Littlewoods Summer 2016

MYLEENE Klass models her new swimwear collection and chats summer style. Check the article below.





That white bikini she wore in the jungle on I’m A Celeb helped Myleene Klass’s career skyrocket. And now she’s an expert at designing flattering swimwear. Seen here modelling her latest collection with Littlewoods, Myleene, who is mum to Ava, eight, and Hero, five, says you don’t need to have a perfect figure to look hot on the beach.

“I’m 5ft 5in and I’m not a model but…I’ve learned to make the best of what I’ve got – short legs and bandy arms and a long back and terrible posture. But I don’t wish to be anything else,” she says. Here, Myleene, 38, talks to TV Extra about summer fashion and holiday plans…

Who is your style inspiration?

I love strong, capable, fun, fearless women who look confident in their own skin –J.Lo, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Angelina Jolie. They might all have different body shapes and styles but they are leaders, not followers, with brains and talent – andI find that magnetic. I design for strong women who want to feel bold and beautiful.

Myleene Klass
Myleene looks amazing on one of her most demanding photo shoots

What are your top tips for spring/summer fashion?

Keep the shapes simple and let the colours, prints and patterns do the work.

What is your go-to piece of clothing for spring/summer?

My floral maxi dress is my all-timefavourite thing. It looks fun, elegant and chic but also has enough room in it to keep it flattering and roomy for cake and burgers at all
the summer barbecues.

What is your favourite piece from your new Littlewoods swimwear collection?

My gold tassel bikini. I put so much work and research into sourcing the right shade, the right fabric, the correct tassels and getting the fit just perfect. I knew in my head exactly how I wanted it to look and the results have blown my mind.

What’s your top tip for dressing for the beach?

Wear a bikini or swimsuit that gives you the support where you need it, pop on a glam cover-up to take you from the beach to the bar and, as my auntie would say, stand tall.

What’s your top tip for choosing the best bikini for your body shape?

Shimmy in it. No joke! If bits pop out when you wiggle, then they’ll no doubt do the same in the pool or the sea.

How will you get beach-ready for summer this year?

Exfoliate and bring oil for my hair.

What’s your favourite thing about choosing new swimwear?

Everything! The colours, the different cuts, the challenge of creating something big and impactful with only three tiny bits of fabric.

What was your favourite part of the photo shoot for Littlewoods?

It was the most physically challenging shoot I’ve ever done. I had to micromanage my breath to float at the right distance from the bottom of the pool and remove bubbles from my face for the photographer – all while trying to look composed! I’m not sure the presence of the three safety divers was reassuring or concerning!




How would you describe your style?

Mum chic. What’s the last thing you bought?

A boat trip to go swimming with dolphins in the wild with my babies. Clothes-wise, a sun hat to stop the blonde in my hair going blonder… It didn’t work!

What are you looking forward to most about summer 2016?

My new bikinis being Instagrammed to me from all my customers on their travels. I get sent images of girls on their holidays, honeymoons, festivals, at beach bars
and with their children. It’s so satisfying.

What’s your ultimate fashion tip?

Pay no attention to what is supposedly “in” and go with your own instinct and passion. If you like it, wear it and own it.

What piece of clothing could you not live without?

My underwear. Having a lingerie range is still the biggest buzz as it holds and shapes you and gives you a different kind of posture and confidence.

What accessory could you not live without?

My sunglasses. I always have them with me. It’s less for the glamour, more from being a tired, working mum. Designing my own sunglasses range has been a lifesaver as I can create them to look as big and bold as I want to the last detail.

What’s your top tip for spring/summer beauty looks?

Go golden and glowy. Bronzer and good eyebrows are the way forward! Eyebrows frame the face and can define your look.

If you could have another celebrity’s wardrobe, whose would it be?

J.Lo’s. I covet her hoop earring collection.

What Fashion Owes Scorsese’s Taxi Driver

Tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, and writer Paul Schrader will take the stage for a discussion and screening to fete the 40th anniversary of ‘Taxi Driver’.





These many decades later, the movie hasn’t waned an ounce in relevance. The face of New York has changed immeasurably, sure; antihero Travis Bickle would be hard-pressed to recognize the landscape of a sanitized, post-Giuliani Times Square. (That rain that Bickle prophesized would “come and wash all this scum off the streets” turned out to be more of a deluge of Disneyfication.) But we’re still smitten with violence in all its many forms, and now more than ever, we’re a culture as obsessed with self-mythologizing as Bickle himself.

On the runways, too, Scorsese’s masterwork—by this writer’s estimation, at least—has long resonated. Lee McQueen’s Fall 1993 collection, his first after graduating from Central Saint Martins, took the film’s title as its name, and paid homage to it in typically unflinching form, with prints of Bickle and blood-smeared models; McQueen’s own father was a taxi driver. (For more on the collection, which was never fully photographed, visit this excellent and encyclopedic Tumblr dedicated to the house.) For Junya Watanabe, who conjured up Bickle on his Fall 2006menswear runway, De Niro’s character was emblematic of strength and single-minded motivation. “Men,” Watanabe mused backstage, “should take charge.”Taxi Driver, of course, is more than Bickle. Jodie Foster was just 14 when she was nominated for an Oscar for her turn as Iris Steensma, the teenage runaway and prostitute who Bickle is so hell-bent on saving. There was a whole lot of Iris in the hot pants, platforms, dinner plate–sized sunglasses, and wide-brimmed sun hats that Marc Jacobs sent down the catwalk for Spring 2011, albeit stripped of the character’s childlike vulnerability, a high-gloss glamour in its place. More recently, Stuart Vevers offered up a quiet homage to the character with Coach 1941’s latest collection; subtle ’70s-inflected touches are right in step with fashion’s current yen for all things to do with that decade.

Taxi Driver
Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver, 1976; Junya Watanabe Fall 2006 Menswear
Photo: (From left) Everett Collection; FirstView.com



Even on a wholly nonliteral basis, though, the pair summoned on-screen by Scorsese and Schrader would be deserving of a closer look, stylistically speaking. Travis and Iris’ personae are inextricably linked to their clothing. In flannel shirts and a side part, Bickle is a retiring, shell-shocked Vietnam vet and loner—but with an M-65 Field Jacket and mohawk (a combo more or less unheard of, circa 1976), he’s transformed into an avenging angel, righting the wrongs he sees nightly in his rearview mirror. Steensma, a gangly post-hippie teenager from Pittsburgh, sexes herself up with hot pants, tube tops, and sky-high strappy platforms. Is there any narrative fashion loves more than a reinvention?

Source: Vogue

Rihanna Sandal Designs for Puma to Be Released Friday

Puma will be releasing Rihanna Sandal Designs. These sandals will be available soon. Read the whole article below for details.





GIRL ON FIRE: Rihanna continues to drive a consumer frenzy. The pop star, presently on tour for her “Anti” album and who last week was announced to be collaborating with LVMH Möet Hennessy Louis Vuitton on a forthcoming cosmetics line, will release the latest shoe style from her Fenty collaboration with Puma Friday morning.

The Fenty fur slides — shower slide sandals with a faux-fur strap embroidered with the Puma logo — will become available for purchase at 10 a.m. Friday on the Kering brand’s Web site.




Priced at $80, the style comes fabricated in three colorways: white, black and pastel pink.

Prior Fenty releases, including the creeper and trainer sneaker styles, have incited a craze — quickly selling out after their release.

Source: WWD.com

How To Wear A Tracksuit (Without Looking Deranged)

The style gods have spoken: the tracksuit is officially cool again. Kendall confirmed the news this weekend when she stepped out wearing a red and beige retro Chloe number costing a cool £2095. That’s an expensive airport outfit if we’ve ever seen one…





Kendall isn’t the only one to work this athelsiure look – the humble tracksuit is having quite the resurgence. Forget the Juicy Couture associations, the tracksuit is the latest piece of sportswear to have a high fashion upgrade. The question is: how does us mere mortals wear this trend without looking completely ridiculous?

Take your tips from these fashionistas for how to wear the tracksuit with style…

1. Look for luxe fabrics

Tracksuit

Do not go for the traditional joggy bottom material (and avoid velour with a barge-pole), and alternatively look for more expensive looking fabrics. For an evening get-up a la Rihanna look for high shine material with detaling such as stripes or embroidery. Add pointed stilettos to elevate the tracksuit to evening wear status. 

2. Pick an unusual colour

Tracksuit

Stay well clear of grey tracksuits, they’ll look too much like you’ve forgotten to get dressed. Instead either pick a punchy bright hue much like Kendall or Riri and make a serious style statement, or take your cue from Gigi and plump for Pinterest’s colour of 2016, blush pink. This may sound obvious but for a put together look make sure your tracksuit top and bottoms are matching colours… 


3. Work it into your existing wardrobe

Tracksuit

If going the whole hog is daunting why not incorporate the trend by including just one piece into an outfit. We love how this fashion week attendee has paired her classic black and white tracksuit bottoms with a black biker and Gucci loafers – so many trends but somehow it works. 

By Elizabeth Bennett
Source: Look.co.uk

Why Louis Vuitton Is Suing A Fried Chicken Shop

IT MAY seem unbelievable, but Louis Vuitton – one of the world’s most powerful luxury brands –  went head to head with a Korean fried chicken shop this week over the use of its name and logo. Vuitton alleged that the restaurant – called “LOUISVUI TON DAK”, taken from the word “tongdak”, which means whole chicken in Korean – damaged the “originality and value” of the Vuitton brand.





The French house won the district court ruling in Seoul this week, The Korea Times reports via Mashable, banning the owner of the business from operating under that name any longer – as well as stopping him from using a logo said to be similar to the Louis Vuitton logo on napkins and food wrappers.

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The court also ordered that he pay 14.5 million won (around £8,500) to Vuitton after failing to comply with a similar ruling on a previous company name last year. The plaintiff disputed the ruling, claiming that the second name – “chaLOUISVUI TONDAK” – was sufficiently different from the first one banned by the court, but the court ruled against him.

“Although he changed the name with different spacing, the two names sound almost the same. So he violated the court order and should pay the money,” the court said.

It’s not the first time that a major brand has taken on a much smaller food producer. Chanel took exception to a chocolate bar named No 5, created by a small Austalian chocolatier, which it felt had overstepped trademark boundaries.

Source: Vogue.co.uk

 

 

Eva Longoria Used To Wear Own Creations On The Red Carpet

Actress and businesswoman Eva Longoria reveals her clothing line is her “full-time job” at this point.





Eva Longoria is a keen seamstress and used to wear her own creations to red carpet events.

The actress, producer, activist and businesswoman is set to launch her eponymous clothing line, which will debut at The Limited stores throughout the United States this August (16).

While The Limited is her first apparel venture, it is certainly not her first experience in creating clothes. The 41-year-old learned to sew as a child, honing her skills on curtains, pillows and duvets. And as a teenager she experimented with creating maxi-dresses that “had an elastic back that I would make for everyone.”

Eva had a sewing machine in her trailer when she was starring on hit series Desperate Housewives and picked up tips from the show’s costume designer, Cate Adair. The brunette beauty also claims she has worn her own creations to Hollywood events.

“I made a lot of my dresses but I never told anyone. And if you looked at it really hard, you’d be like, ‘Your seam’s falling apart,'” she laughed to WWD. “Sewing zippers is still a challenge for me.”

Eva, who also has a homewear line for J.C. Penney that launched last May (15), admits that working on her clothing line is her main priority at this time.

“Now my clothing line is a full-time job. And it’s like ‘oh s**t, that’s hard to do,’ but I fully embrace the responsibility that comes with each role that I’m playing,” she smiled.




The line features stretch denim and bodycon dresses alongside many pieces that reflect the star’s personal style – the pencil skirt, the blazer, the high-waisted trouser – with several peplums tops that are designed to cover wardrobe needs from the office to the weekend. There are also graphic T-shirts sporting some of Eva’s favourite tag lines, including “Life is too short to drink bad wine,” “Money doesn’t make you happy, wine does,” and “#winegoals.”

Source: BelFastTelegraph.co.uk

13 Smart Shopping Lessons Learned From Mum

When it comes to smart shopping, I’ve discovered you can be one of two things: good or brilliant. Below are the shopping lessons you can get from mum.




Shopping Lessons
Image Source: ShopStyle Photography

When it comes to smart shopping, I’ve discovered you can be one of two things: good or brilliant. My mum happens to be the latter. I’ve witnessed this woman, firsthand, discover gems in the worst of sale racks, scour the internet for coupon codes, and leave a department store, bag full and a smile on her face, after spending virtually nothing.

Luckily, my mum’s also the sharing type, willing to pass down her advice to anyone who will take it. Read on for a few of her best tips, then check out these shopping hacks, which will save you some money before your next purchase.

Shopping Lessons
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / THEM TOO
  1. Always Check the Back of the Shop First: That’s where they typically keep the sale stuff!
  2. Don’t Buy Just to Buy: It’s completely OK to walk into a shop with a mission and leave empty handed. Even if something’s heavily discounted and considered “a great deal,” the purchase isn’t worth it unless you’re 100 percent in love.
  3. Know the Pros of a Good Basic: You can dress ’em up, dress ’em down, and wear them over and over again with statement-making items.
Shopping Lessons
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Kat Borchart
  1. Buy Off-Season: You might be thinking about Summer style as things heat up, but now’s the time when winterwear goes on sale. Stock up on jumpers, boots, and coats while the prices are low. Now you’ll be prepped when the chilly seasons return.
  2. Invest in a Few Great Pieces: Some items, like a sturdy everyday bag or a wear-everywhere LBD, will last you for years to come and can be styled many different ways. It’s OK to splurge on the classics — they’ll always be “in”!
  3. Check the Tag to See How Something’s Washed: Machine washable should be your goal if you rarely make trips to the dry cleaner.
Shopping Lessons
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / THEM TOO
  1. If It’s Something Really Good, Stock Up: Tailored trousers that are perfect for work, quality nonsheer t-shirts — if you know you’ll love certain pieces, you might regret not buying multiples. Especially after they all sell out.
  2. Try Things On: It may seem like a hassle at first, but it’ll save you the trouble of having to make a return.
  3. Re-Create the Trend For Less: Saw something you loved on the runway but don’t want to spend designer prices? Get creative. Learn what trends will be big, and make a list before your next spree.




Shopping Lessons
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / THEM TOO
  1. Don’t Be Ashamed to Use a Coupon or Voucher: Google codes before checking out, or print vouchers before heading to the shops. Even if you only save on shipping or shave a fraction off the price, it’s better than nothing!
  2. When in Doubt, Go With Red: It is a power colour and will really pop against neutrals.
  3. Stock Up on Statement Accessories: This includes shoes, too. That statement heel or little something extra might just take a simple outfit to a whole new level.
  4. Know the Shop’s Return Policy: You won’t want to miss the deadline to take something back, or worse — not be able to return it at all. Also know that sometimes gift cards depreciate after a certain time, so check up on that too!

Source: Pop Sugar

10 Best Looks We Can Thank Our Majesty For

Our Queen has a big influenced in the fashion industry. How? Check below and discover 10 best looks that came from our majesty.




BALENCIAGA

In his first season for Balenciaga, Demna Gvsalia looked to a young Elizabeth in her riding garb for inspiration. The horse was exempt for health and safety reasons.

10 Best looks

BURBERRY

It shouldn’t surpise you to know that The Queen was part of the inspiration for our latest Strong Women issue. 

10 Best looks

CHANEL

‘Get ahead, get a hat,’ as The Queen probably says.

10 Best looks

DOLCE & GABBANA

Never be afraid to accessorise. Britain was built on feathers, ribbon, jewels, organza and gold rope.

10 Best looks

KENZO

Proof that The Queen started animal prints way back in 1962.

10 Best looks

MIU MIU

Pearls illuminate the face, as Our Majesty knows.

10 Best looks

PRADA

The hat that launched a thousand imitations.

10 Best looks

PREEN

‘On state visits we wear pink!’




10 Best looks

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Every inch a future Queen, especially in a luxurious duvet coat. 

10 Best looks

CHRISTOPHER KANE

Wearing a silk scarf any other way is treason.

10 Best looks

Images: Getty and PA

Words: Heather Gwyther

Source: ElleUK

Grown-Up Style Lessons To Learn From Coachella

A midst the clichéd face paint and crocheted tops, there were some surprisingly practical dressers at the first installment of California’s Coachella festival. Here’s what we learnt….




Denim shorts are OK. Really

When it comes to donning denim shorts balance is key. Did Cindy Crawford parade round Coachella in the bottom-grazing cut-offs of her younger festival peers? No. Rather, the supermodel paired her shorts with a long cardigan-cum-jacket which proved to be an excellent laidback cover-up below).

Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber CREDIT: REX
Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber CREDIT: REX

If tasselled cardigans fill you with thoughts of festival clichés, fret not. A rain mac (remember British festivals will most certainly involve downpours) or oversized hoodie would provide coverage, and balance out the bare legs. For jazzier solutions, look to Suki Waterhouse (below), who wore her her casual cut-offs with a long-sleeved sequinned top.

Suki Waterhouse
Suki Waterhouse

Festivals are not the time to wear shiny white trainers

Forgive us, we are about to backtrack on all our spring shoe guides extolling the joys of a bright, white trainer. Bleached footwear and festival fields do not a match maketh. Look instead to the Converse high-tops and Vans Old Skool sneaks already in your wardrobe. A little dust and dirt will give them character, and you can put them in the wash afterwards.

Frencg blogger Camille Charrière CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/CAMILLECHARRIERE
Frencg blogger Camille Charrière CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/CAMILLECHARRIERE

NB: High-top trainers also help soften the look of denim shorts.

Dutch fashion influencer Pernille Teisbaek CREDIT:
Dutch fashion influencer Pernille Teisbaek CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/PERNILLETEISBAEK

‘Chokers are the new flower crowns’

According to Taylor Swift’s #GirlSquad chokers are the new accessory du jour. Avoid chunky neck charms in favour of subtle black bands that nod to the trend without shouting ‘Nineties throwback.’ Wear with your trusty festival basics to bring your look bang up-to-date.

 

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on


Stick to sensible skirt lengths

If shorts aren’t your thing, a longer dress/skirt length is a safe and very grown-up sartorial choice. Unlike Kiernan Shipka and Emily Ratajkowski (below), who enjoyed the plush benefits of Coachella’s VIP area, most of your day will involve sitting on various patches of grass. Floaty, mid-shin skirts will preserve your modesty, and also keep your legs warm when the nighttime chill sets in. Win win.



Actresses Kiernan Shipka and Emily Ratajkowski CREDIT: REX
Actresses Kiernan Shipka and Emily Ratajkowski CREDIT: REX

A snazzy jacket does all the hard work for you

If ever there was a time to showcase a ‘party’ jacket, it’s at a festival. Check out Taylor Swift’s embroidered bomber, which is a departure from her usual preppy style, but chimed perfectly with the more daring persona she adopted for Coachella.

Taylor Swift CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/TAYLORSWIFT
Taylor Swift CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/TAYLORSWIFT

Throw your own trophy jacket over the top of plain ensembles and they’ll instantly come to life. Silky bombers are a good, wipe-clean option to brush off the dust that seems to get everywhere at festivals. Never say we don’t think of the practical stuff. 

Source: Telegraph
 

SPRING CLEAN YOUR WARDROBE: TOP TIPS FROM ANUSCHKA REES & VESTIAIRE COLLECTIVE

Calling all wardrobe hoarders — declutter with the Ultimate Wardrobe Detox guide created by Vestiaire Collective and Berlin-based blogger Anuschka Rees





‘Wardrobe cull’ is an expression we have heard a lot lately, as the change of the seasons prompts a desire to clear out, tidy up and, perhaps most importantly, make space for new purchases. 

For those struggling to let go, take inspiration from Vestiare Collective’s newly launched Ultimate Wardrobe Detox Guide; an 8-page booklet created in collaboration with Berlin-based style blogger Anuschka Rees of into-mind.com. 

The guide dispels throwaway fashion in favour of a structured, capsule wardrobe consisting of high-quality pieces that you truly love. 

Rees previously studied Social Psychology at the London School of Economics, before spending several years observing and dissecting human behaviour, from the way we shop to how we choose relationship partners. She champions a minimalist approach to both fashion and life, and her first book, A Curated Wardrobe, was published in September. 




We selected five of our favourite pieces of advice for a clutter-free closet and mind, as recommended by Rees.

1. Detox Your Closet
Get rid of low-quality impulse buys and anything that doesn’t express your personal style.

2. Stop Over-Committing
Your time is precious. Which of your current commitments align with your priorities and which do you keep up out of obligation?

3. Don’t Aim For 24/7 Productivity
Stop trying to fill every waking minute of your day with something productive. Allow yourself at least two hours a day to recharge.

4. Turn off Email & Social Media Notifications
Deal with incoming messages in batches at designated times throughout the day.

5. Single-Task
Multi-tasking is a huge energy zapper and, contrary to popular belief, is not efficient.

Source: Luxury London