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FASHION WEEK IS ON!

HOLLY FULTON
SPRING / SUMMER 2012

For SS12 Holly Fulton has produced a collection for the lady that having blown her annual budget takes a vacation a little closer to home. In full holiday spirit and dressed for Vegas – she hits Margate. A keen eye on the arcades, indulging in the plethora of fruit machines and casinos, her handbag is decidedly ready to hoard any winnings. She frolics between gaudy neon lights and saccharine sands, asserting her right to be a bathing belle, and is not adverse to a donkey ride either.

This latest collection draws inspiration from Slim Aarons’ photographs of the US poolside scene from the late 1960s and 70s, the Albertus Seba Cabinet of Curiosities and Margate’s Deco Lido. Colour references echo soft, aged pastels inspired by 1980s pin ball machines, through to the vibrant-pop of Fiorucci fused with monochrome chessboards and checks. With a nod to signature Pucci and the decadence of early Versace circa 1990, prints are layered and embellished to create a look reminiscent of seaside souvenirs. Shell encrusted jewellery and bags, insets of shell laminate in a variety of plastics and Perspex blend to sit perfectly with Holly’s graphic aesthetic creating a visually striking yet harmonious collection. The resulting look is a hybrid Shelley Winters/C.Z.Guest decked out in head-to-toe nineties-esque Versace paired with excessive nautical jewellery and a hint of Sharon Stone in Scorsese’s Casino.

The collection is a joyous celebration of contemporary materials and design sprinkled with considerable frivolity and tongue in cheek elements. Signature cuts, considered placement and elaborate beading result in a striking and refreshing collection. All detailing executed with an air of luxury and consolidation of colour, forming the bold aesthetic with which the Holly Fulton label has become synonymous.

 

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Face Off

SWAROVSKI CRYSTALLIZED™AND UNSIGNED’S NEW FACES MODEL SEARCH CULMINATES IN SPECTAULAR LONDON STYLE

The past two months have seen SWAROVSKI CRYSTALLIZED™ undertake a nationwide search in collaboration with new scouting agency Unsigned to find the faces of its new spring / summer 2012 campaign.

The search comes to an end with Unsigned Model Scouts, including head scout Cesar Perin, hitting the streets of London on the 2nd and 3rd of September, where potential faces will be scouted and sent to the SWAROVSKI CRYSTALLIZED Cafe at 24 Great Marlborough Street for exclusive open castings.

The Unsigned Model Search with SWAROVSKI CRYSTALLIZED™ is looking for two new faces – one female and one male – who will start their journey into the world of high-fashion with the SS12 SWAROVSKI CRYSTALLIZED™campaign.  Through the Unsigned model search, the new faces will have the chance to be shot by world renowned photographer Helena Christensen.

Young fashion photographer Thomas Knights will be in-store on both days to professionally photograph the budding candidates, who will join the list of other scouted fresh faces from seventeen cities including Nottingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Bristol and Manchester.

The 12 finalists, selected by Helena Christensen, photographer Mariano Vivanco, Hercules Magazine Editor’s David Vivirido & Francesco Sourigues, and model Robert Konjic, will be announced during Vogue Fashion’s Night Out on 8th September.

UNSIGNEDMODELSEARCH.COM provides an up-to-date on all things tour related including daily blog updates, exclusive industry interviews, competitions and most importantly a chance for aspiring models to upload their imagery to become part of the search

For more info please visit http://www.unsignedmodelsearch.com


Nails. Skin. Face

 

Your new discount make up and cosmetics store.

A message from Katy…

Makeup has been my passion for years, both buying and wearing it! For me nothing beats the excitement of finding my latest must have item or learning a new technique, and I’m constantly on the look out for inspiring products and lines!

Seeing a niche in the market for affordable, quality makeup and cosmetics I decided to set up Katy’s Cosmetics. Channelling my enthusiasm and passion for all things makeup, I’m committed to sourcing products that are both of good quality and easy on the purse.  

Lots of my products can be bought in packs, which are perfect for those daily saviours we have in our makeup bag that we never want to be without. I figured that we all have beauty buys that we constantly repurchase, and buying a few at a time means you get to save a lot of money.

Hopefully you will find everything you are looking for on the site, new stock is added all the time so make sure you follow us on Twitter to keep up with our latest lines and offers!

Happy Shopping!

Katy x

 

This season neons are taking over! Move over last years neon brights on our clothes, this year try neons on your nails!

Use these festival party brights from Katy’s Cosmetics, the online beauty store, in yellows greens and pinks to stay on trend whenever you end up this summer

My best picks of nail varnish for summer style…

I tried and tested this W7 nail varnish and found it takes up to a week to even chip and is so glossy it makes your nails look ultra healthy.

Use your nails to your high style advantage. Yes you could use the ‘one coat’ for a bold statement look, but why not try these 3 new ideas out and nail it!

The Dip Dye Effect  – It’s a big trend again this season so why stop at your denim cut offs? Use the brights to slather your nails in one full colour adding another coat at the ends for the special effect.

The coloured Moon Manicure – A manicure – but with colours! Try the huge section on Katy’s website including manicure pens and nail art for this look, pair with a very steady hand!

The Cracked Nails – You can get this effect with cheap nasty polish, however Katy does that for you in just one bottle and one stroke! Named the Crackle Polish it will create a worn in look that celebs are loving too.

PS: Don’t forget the self tanner and make sure your sun safe this summer.

St Moriz instant self tanning lotion, £3.60

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 Create the Summer Face Look

 If you could only take one piece of makeup away this summer, choose this L’oreal bronzer for an awesome summer glow, it’s all you need for day to night.  It leaves a sheer shimmer on the skin for a natural glow and reflects light to brighten and even skin tone.  Simply brush it across your T zone (forehead and nose) where you naturally catch the sun.


Bargain Pick:

This £7.20 12 piece brush set which contains 2x large blusher brush, 3x eye shadow brush, 1x fan brush, 2x lip brush, 1x angled eye shadow brush, 1x mascara brush, 1x smudger and 1x eye brow brush and comb…

Why buy discount makeup and cosmetics from Katy?

Get rid of the idea that cheap makeup sites don’t sell as good products, they just bulk buy to get YOU a cheaper price! For a start it’s all free delivery when you spend £10 or over with huge discounts and savings of up to 70% on RRP’s. Top brands are offered at discounted prices including Elizabeth Arden, ROC, Max Factor and L’Oreal.

Find them at http://www.katyscosmetics.co.uk

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