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28 April 2011 3:19 PMPosted by Anna McQueen & Hannah Thompson

Who Killed Bambi? Giles Jewellery bites back . .

 
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Giles Jewellery 2011 

British born designer Giles Deacon has branched away from his quirky womenswear designs and created a unique jewellery collection for Spring/Summer 11. The must-have pieces are bound to tickle you with a take on 80’s classic toy themes, sending you back to your childhood days. Giles has included themes from dinosaurs to bambis and created his own Eek (Mouse).

The collection also transforms simple and everyday items such as the paper clip into wildly beautiful earrings and necklaces to adorn the necks of anyone and excite literally any outfit.

The man trap ring is a personal favourite for that morale boosting, liberating lift, available in coppery pink.

Stockist info: Dover Street Market +44 20 7518 0680 and
10corsocomo.com

By Amy Mountstephens

 Man Trap Ring

Man Trap Ring

£120

Pink Gold : 18ct pink gold plated ring, mirror finish.


Eek Me Bracelet 

Eek Me Bracelet 

£750

18ct yellow gold bracelet with enamel Eeks.

Man Trap Necklace 

Man Trap Necklace 

£505 Pink Gold/Light Topaz 18ct pink gold plated 22" neckalce, satin and mirror finsh, diamond-cut curb chain and traps, with Swarovski crystals.

Monkey Wrench Pendant 

Monkey Wrench Pendant 

£130 Pink Gold/Black Diamond. Pendant:18ct yellow
gold plated pendant,satin and mirror finish, with Swarovski crystal.

Chain:18" yellow gold plated snake chain

Small Clip Your Ear Earrings 

Small Clip Your Ear Earrings

£95

18ct yellow gold plated earrings,
satin and mirror finish.

Who Killed Bambi 

Who Killed Bambi 

£150 Pendant: 18ct yellow gold plated pendant, mirror finish, with Swarovski crystal.

Chain: 18" yellow gold plated
snake chain.

28 April 2011 12:02 PMPosted by Anna McQueen & Hannah Thompson

London Burlesque Week - nipple tassles at the ready!

London Burlesque Week Opening Gala

The warm spring air meant the girls in pants really managed to rock the boat last night. Yes, that's right, scantily clad lingerie models tittered around the HMS President on the Thames in their stilettos, showgirls looked like royalty and sharp-elbowed press were all fighting for interviews. It must be the launch of the fifth London Burlesque Week.

I took up the invitation with my costume designer friend Jodie Freeman, who was involved in the costumes for the Hurly Burly Show, both of us dressed in gorgeous Vivien of Holloway outfits. A burlesque performer myself, Lolita du Nuit, I felt this was just the right place to mix business with pleasure.

Naughty Evening Standard sex columnist Millicent Binks was there with her partner in Shoreditch Radio crime Annette Bette, in just in their bra and pants. How are they feeling? I asked, when I caught up with them. “Rather chilly brrrrr,” purred Miss Binks “leopard skin chilly”. They modeled in the Secrets in Lace catwalk show later that evening.

Ivy Paige was the host for the night, themed Around the World in 80 Minutes. It featured themed British acts and international burlesque performers. Miss Paige didn't hold back for delicate ears, quote in reference to Missy Fatale's Egyptian act "Her peaks are so perky, men have been coming over them for centuries". But this is what burlesque is all about.

A stand out act was Finland's LouLou D'Vil, channeling oodles of Immodesty Blaize, though not so much exotica. Winner of the previous year's newcomers battle Ginger Blush got the biggest applause with her comedic Queen Elizabeth I act, mixing classical burlesque with modern day pop music and rapping.

 London Burlesque Week's producer and a pioneer of London burlesque Chaz Royal is, funnily enough, Canadian producer Mark Henderson, rebranded. He told me “At first I had to prove a lot, it took me two, three years to get my name out there, to solidify it.” After a decade of promoting events Chaz seems to have blazoned the train for burlesque not only here but internationally, having also launched Amsterdam Burlesque Fest.

With 125 international acts this will be the biggest LBW yet. “Really really really excited” Duchess Divine, who was also dressed in Vivien of Holloway, is performing her comedic Rapunzel act on the newcomer's battle at Bush Hall tonight and she “can't believe she's through” after 60 girls became 13. We can only wish her luck as she'll be taking to the stage in competition with farmer's favourite Shirley Windmill and her charmingly hilarious giant marrow act.

Chaz Royal's London Burlesque Week runs every night this week at various venues around London. For schedule and tickets go to http://londonburlesquefest.com/

By Deni Kirkova

Photos by Tigz Rice http://www.tigzrice.com/

London Burlesque Week, annette, Millicent, Deni, Ivy Paige, Jodie, Missy Fatale, Tigz Rice, Ginger Blush 

15 April 2011 6:01 PMPosted by Anna McQueen & Hannah Thompson

Sheer heaven from Stolen Girlfriends Club

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Let me introduce you to the beautiful SS11 collection from New Zealand born label, Stolen Girlfriends Club. This is the brand's most feminine collection to date featuring lots of playful layers of sheer silk organza and silk georgette, teamed with sportier fabrications like mesh and cotton jersey, perfectly in tune with this seasons big sports lux trend. 

This collection challenges their typical tough-girl vibe, contrasting softer feminine elements with Stolen Girlfriends Club's signature heavier grunge aesthetic. 

We love it, take a look why....

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11 April 2011 8:37 PMPosted by Anna McQueen & Hannah Thompson

New season prints

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Wear them head to toe, wear them clashing or tone them down, bright or bold in floral, aztec, paisley, fruity or graphic wear your prints whatever way you like, anything goes this season. 

Here is some inspiration from the highstreet.....

 

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From left to right clockwise: paisley trouser ASOS, print shirt Urban Outfitters, floral skirt Topshop, paisley print skirt Topshop, green floral short Topshop, print clutch bag ASOS, floral print top and sunglasses Topshop, (centre image Topshop), lemon print skirt New Look, kimono jacket River Island, aztec print sandal ASOS.

 

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05 April 2011 8:42 PMPosted by Anna McQueen & Hannah Thompson

Seventies Fever

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There is no escaping this huge trend for Spring Summer. Super feminine 70's sirens are kitted out in flares, dungarees, floaty paisleys and chunky wedges i am going straight out to get those Missoni style print flares from New Look..... 

 

Seenties
(From top left and clockwise) Long denim skirt- Topshop, healed loafer River Island, paisley print dress Topshop, oversized sunglasses Topshop, dungarees Topshop (as seen in centre picture), high waist suede short and psychedelic tunic Topshop, print trouser New Look (as seen in centre picture), print top Next, wide leg trouser ASOS, oversized sunglasses River Island, print blouse River Island, wooden wedge ASOS

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03 April 2011 1:16 PMPosted by Anna McQueen & Hannah Thompson

New Colours on the Block

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Colours are bright and bold this season. Be brave and be brash and clash two together to wear this look with the most impact.

Here is where to find it on the high street....

 

Colour block
Starting from the top left going clockwise: Yellow Jacket by River Island, Skirt (as seen in centre picture) and ring both ASOS, Yellow shirt by Topshop, blue dress by New Look, red shirt dress, pink shorts and red blouse and round sunglasses all by Topshop, orange skater skirt by River Island, colour block dress New Look, blue shorts by River Island, blue and green shoe by ASOS

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02 April 2011 10:07 AMPosted by Anna McQueen & Hannah Thompson

American Apparel London College of Fashion big student discount event

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Thursday night was the second of the American Apparel major discount events for local Universities. This time it was the students of London College of Fashion turn to enjoy 25% discount off all stock. Whilst shopping they got to help themselves to a Coors Light beer and food from The Diner.

Closet Case will update you on the next event so hold back some of your student loans.

AMM 2

 (Left) Maudi Euitt, 20: Jacket and bag vintage, Trousers, jumper and shirt from American Apparel, shoes from Office.                                             

(Right) Guy Trinder, 24 Trousers, hat and shirt al American Apparel, Shoes from an 'old mans shop'.

AM 1

(Left) Pia Pancetta, 25 Jacket, shoes from a charity shop, jumper,shorts and shirt all American Apparel, shoes Urban Outfitters                                                   

(Right) Calum Walsh, 21 Jeans Urban Outfitters, Jacket vintage, shirt Topshop, T-shirt H&M, Shoes Cos, glasses from Specs in the City in Covent Garden

AMM 4
(Left)Isobella Barnholt, 17Outfit American Apparel, shoes New Look                                                         

(Right) Jess Williams, 20 Cardigan from The Ragged Priest, Jeans Levi, shoes Singapore, Bag Prada                                                            

AMM 3

(Left) Laura Faughnan, 26 and James Meredith, 19, All in American Apparel  

(Right) Tiffany KIn, 19, Jacket and shorts from Korea, T-shirt Gap, Shoes Urban Outfitters, Bag Marc Jacobs                                                            

AMM 5

(Left) Margaret Clunie, 23 Outfit American Apparel, shoes Russell & Bromley                                                     

(Right) Nareeya Montkohanmakul, 19 Jacket vintage Levi, T-shirt Comme des Garcons, Skirt Urban Outfitters,bag Chloe, Bow Louis Vuitton, shoes H&M                                                                                                                                                                    

AM 11
(Left) Emilia Snyder, 26, Outfit American Apparel                                                     

(Right) Pascal Chea, 24, Jacket charity shop, trouser American Apparel, shoes charity shop                                                                               

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