Wed 12 May 2010
Pixie, Selfridges and Turn It Up...
Pixie Lott managed to squeeze some time out from her busy UK tour with Rihanna yesterday to unveil her amazing new clothing collection for Lipsy at Selfridges in London.
Before the photocall at Selfridges, Pixie stopped off at Lipsy HQ to say a quick hello and prep herself for the appearance. Our favourite pop-princess looked super-stylish choosing to wear her cobweb back maxi dress from the collection and signature pillar-box red lipstick. Love the look Pix!
Whilst at Lipsy HQ we chatted with Pixie about how much fun she was having on tour with Rihanna at the moment and how uber excited she was for the release of her fifth single 'Turn It Up', the title track of her debut album...yet another great single from the album! We've already downloaded the single and are practising the dance routines here in the Lipsy office! Buy Pixie's album 'Turn It Up' today by clicking here!
Mon 10 May 2010
Stars in their eyes
The sun has already been spotted this spring so it's time to invest a couple of pairs of sunnies to see you through the season. What celeb style will you be emulating at the festivals and on the beach this summer?
Cheryl Cole is the queen of style, so of course her favourite cover-ups are the timeless aviators. Light-weight and slick, they're the perfect accompaniment to the staple vest and skinnies look, and when it hots up, swap the jeans for denim cut-offs.
Also spotted on: Rihanna
Shop the look: Go for classic chic in our aviator style rimmed sunglasses.
Round, oversized glasses have their style roots in the 1970s, which is why retro-lover Nicole Richie is such a fan. The ideal accessory to Nicole's boho look, pair with a maxi dress and floral hippy hairband.
Also spotted on: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Shop the look: Try our rose-tinted Lipsy logo sunglasses or neutral logo sunglasses
Chunky and chic
Throughout the summer months Rihanna is rarely seen without a pair of thick plastic-rimmed sunglasses, it's all about the arm-detail. Great with a printed vest top, waistcoat and denim hotpants - think festival folk.
Also spotted on: Paris Hilton, who's even been spotted in a pair of Lipsy sunglasses!
Shop the look: Go glamping in the Lipsy logo printed sunglasses or ring detail sunglasses.
Wed 05 May 2010
Exclusive Pixie Lott celebrity launch party!
After the Pixie Lott Bluewater store appearance we headed back to Lipsy HQ to get ready for the exclusive launch party at Movida nighclub in London, and after much fake-tanning, hair straightening and applying of eyelashes we were ready to roll. Here come the Lipsy girls!
Sassy songstress Pixie performed an intimate soulful set, including a medley of The Strokes, The Killers and Ce Ce Peniston, as well as her hits 'Cry Me Out' and 'Mama Do' with just an acoustic guitar - and her enthusiastic friends and family - for backing. Her voice was amazing and she was obviously thrilled at how the collection had turned out, thanking Lipsy for the opportunity to turn fashion designer before telling the packed crowd: "see you on the dance floor!".
Pixie looked stunning in the animal print dress and wasn't the only celeb celebrating the new collection in Lipsy. Kara Tointon opted for VIP in the bandeau disc dress and Tina O'Brien, Stacey Solomon and Louisa Lytton all embraced the monochrome trend in the sequin-stripe drop hem vest, strapless spotted dress and front-zipped drape skirt dress. We also spotted The Saturdays' Frankie chatting to fans, Calum Best and The Bill's Ali Bastian checking out a number of Lipsy VIP dresses!
What a night and what a collection! We can't wait to see what Pixie has up her sleeve for autumn/winter!
Shop the Pixie collection now and keep up with the latest Pixie news, videos and competitions here.
Tue 04 May 2010
Pixie loves Lipsy- Exclusive Lipsy Bluewater store appearance!
When Pixie launched her debut fashion range for Lipsy we had to celebrate in style, which meant a day and night of parties!
First stop was the Lipsy Bluewater store appearance in Kent, where Pixie officially launched her debut clothing collection for Lipsy. Wearing her favourite white pom-pom dress, Pixie cut the ribbon around her two collections - Festival and Party - and signed autographs for hundreds of fans who had queued for hours to meet their favourite pop star.
Our Facebook competition winner Rhiannon Lawson and friend loved Pixie's sundresses and said that they're looking forward to seeing her perform at the V Festival this summer, no doubt wearing some of the pieces. Lipsy had a fair few fans in the queue too. Devon Durrant, 14, was already modelling the denim bead-embellished waistcoat, and was clutching her Pixie printed vest top with pride. "She comes in here every weekend," said her mum "she loves Lipsy".
As usual Pixie had brought along family for support, this time in the form of her brother Stephen, who told us that he enjoys hanging out with his little sister when he's not at university studying Economics. But he added that Pixie's fame does come at a price: "Once the press they were following the car whilst I was driving Pixie somewhere and they nearly drove me off the road," he said. "In the end we just stopped at a garage and let them get their shot".
After all the madness and a hugely successful day, we left Pixie to relax and unwind for a couple of hours before we got the party started at London nightclub Movida, for a star-studded celebrity bash!
Fri 30 Apr 2010
My night with Pixie and Lipsy
Yasmin King reports back from the Pixie loves Lipsy launch party:
Last week I was lucky enough to be Lipsy's competition winner and got to head down to London's exclusive Movida nightclub for the Lipsy/Pixie launch party!!
The club had been decorated floor-to-ceiling with huge Pixie posters, glittery Pixie/Lipsy love-hearts covered the walls and best of all, Pixie's new gorgeous party and festival line was displayed.
After taking in the buzzing atmosphere and meeting up with some of the Pixie crew for a few photos, we headed to the bar to take full advantage of the free fruity cocktails they had to offer, lush!!
A drink or two later we were informed that Pixie was due to perform any minute!! In an excited frenzy, we headed down to the stage to get the best views. Pixie sung two of her hit singles 'Cry Me Out' and 'Mama Do' as well as some wicked covers! She really is so talented and definitely knows how to get a party going!
Hours packed-full of fun went past too quickly! We danced all we could dance, and even managed to get to meet pixie and had a few pics :) With camera in hand, full of wicked memories, we decided to head off home.
The night was amazing, something I will remember forever! Thanks to all at Lipsy for a wicked night that will most definitely be hard to beat!
Wed 28 Apr 2010
Shop the Pixie Lott collection now!
Yes, the wait is over: Pixie Lott's exclusive Lipsy collection is now here! Our favourite pop star's design debut features two ranges - Festival and Party - both crammed with season essentials in Pixie's signature style.
The Pixie Festival collection boasts must-have pieces in the season's top trends, so there are a fair few denim pieces, little white dresses and rock chic printed vest tops - one even featuring an exclusive print of Pixie herself! And it wouldn't be spring/summer 2010 without a must-have maxi dress and floral print sun dress.
Pixie's look is all about layering and accessorising, so throw the denim-cropped or black-studded waistcoat over the studded skirt 2 in 1 dress or a boho vest top and shorts combo - the black lace hot pants are just gorgeous - and wear with layered necklace and indie headbands.
The perfect glamping capsule wardrobe!
Perfect for nights out, the Pixie Party range reflects Pixie's girly glam side and comprises half ice-cream pastels and half sexy wild-child dresses! The pink chiffon cut-out dress and white beaded tier dress are bound to appeal to the more feminine Lipsy girls, while Pixie's black and red leopard-print lace bodice dress and brown leopard dress ooze high-fashion sophistication.
So, what do you think? Do you love it? Let us know what you've bought and where you've worn it in the comments box below.
Tue 27 Apr 2010
Lipsy magazine launches
If the Pixie collaboration wasn't exciting enough, this week we're also launching our first ever Lipsy magazine, packed full of discounts, competitions and behind-the-scenes style features.
For Pixie fans we have an exclusive Q&A with the pop star herself, plus a competition in which one lucky Lipsy girl can win the entire Pixie collection! Five runners up will receive a £250 Lipsy gift voucher, and we're also offering all readers a 10% discount online - so everyone wins!
As well as style features - including spotlight on the festival, western and provocateur trends, must-have buys and season essentials - Grazia's shopping editor Sophie Ferguson-Jones picks out the best new season party dresses, and we give you an insider's look at the design of a Lipsy dress.
The mag will go out with orders and will also be available in-store and as an online digital edition. So what are you waiting for? Get your fashion fix now- click here to view the Lipsy magagzine!
Wed 21 Apr 2010
Sneak peeks at the Pixie Lott collection!
With just one week to go until the launch of Pixie Lott's exclusive Lipsy range, it seems that the fashion mags are just as excited as we are! Fashion editors have been piling praise on Pixie's design efforts, as well as getting under the style skin of Miss Lott herself.
Introducing the range in Look magazine, editor Ali Hall called Pixie's line "as catchy as her songs".
The high-street fashion bible went on to pick out Pixie's maxi dress, party range, denim shorts and a couple of cute sun dresses as its favourite pieces, writing: "The floral frocks and bleached denim are perfect for layering up and make a cute capsule camping wardrobe".
More!'s executive style director Sophie Stevens was also taken with the peacock-embellished denim pieces, saying that "the Festival collection has all the key looks".
"It's the perfect boho and rock mix, which is Pixie all over," she said. "In contrast, her party collection is very girly glam with sexy animal prints - but it still has the signature rock edge Pixie's known for."
Pixie told the magazine that she took a hands-on role in the design process, even bringing in her mum's vintage white dress and copying it for one of the pieces. She also named Sienna Miller and Alexa Chung as her style icons, saying: "They always look really cool and I like their understated glamour."
Pixie will be making a personal appearance at our Bluewater store at 4pm on 28 April to unveil her Festival and Party collections - get their early as we're expecting a big crowd. And to celebrate the lead-up to the launch, we're giving away some amazing Pixie prizes on our Facebook page every day this week!
The wait is nearly over girls!
Wed 14 Apr 2010
Pixie Lott giveaway week!
Not long to the big launch and we're getting very excited here at Lipsy HQ! If you don't know what we're talking about, where have you been? We haven't been able to shut up about our collaboration with Pixie Lott, especially since we met the pop princess for our exclusive interview last month.
Pixie's 'Festival' and 'Party' ranges launch on the 28 April, when the star herself will be making a personal appearance at our Bluewater store. To celebrate her fashion design debut we're giving you the chance to win some fabulous Pixie prizes!
For the week commencing 19 April we'll be giving away a Pixie prize everyday on our Facebook page. Up for grabs are two signed albums; the chance to meet Pixie at our Bluewater store; two tickets to see her support Rihanna in Birmingham; Pixie's dress, headband and jacket; and tickets to the launch party!
My, we're good to you girls! Check our Facebook page every day during Pixie Week for your chance to win, and good luck!
Mon 12 Apr 2010
Get the look: Leighton Meester
You just can't help but love Leighton Meester: she's fierce as quick-talking Gossip Girl Blair Waldorf, is one of the hottest New York scenesters around and - as if being an actress and model wasn't enough - is nurturing a blossoming singing career. Her club classic with Cobra Starship, 'Good Girls Go Bad', is one of our favourite party anthems, and in the video Leighton sums up her 'it' girl appeal with trademark cheeky smile, smokey eyes and messy curls - this is one fashionista who knows how to party!
Showing off her fabulous figure, Miss Meester likes to keep it short and adds her own spin to on-trend outfits with a few carefully-chosen accessories. She rocks this graphic print mini with chunky ring and bracelet and goes for a graphic floral print dress that could work day or night, glamming up with a waist-defining belt and mix-and-match bangles. Get the look with our abstract design strapless sweetheart dress and the jersey-top printed skirt dress, and add your own unique edge with a handful of accessories.
Leighton's love of accessories doesn't stop at evening attire: she makes the classic leggings, vest-top and blazer outfit her own with some playful feminine pieces. To emulate Leighton's casual chic, add one of our summer scarves and a cute bag such as the floral hobo or pink bow detail tote to your day-time staples.
Tue 06 Apr 2010
Corrie stars join Lipsy for celeb retreat
Coronation Street stars were among those to be treated to a spot of Lipsy pampering at Manchester's Malmaison hotel last week. Kim Marsh, Carley Stenson and Michelle Keegan each took away a bag bursting with spring/summer Lipsy essentials to set them up for the coming season.
The three soap stars seemed glad to be enjoying some girly time away from the gruelling filming schedules the Street has set them of late, but their hard work seems to have paid off.
Michelle's role as Corrie's grieving Tina McIntyre has landed her a nomination for 'Best Actress' in May's British Soap Awards, and she's also in the running to hold onto her title as 'Sexiest Female'.
After all their northern graft, we think they deserved a treat.
Wed 31 Mar 2010
Pixie Lott talks to Lipsy
Walking barefoot around Kensington Roof Gardens in a floaty white dress, it's obvious that Pixie Lott is ready for summer when we catch up with her, perhaps because she's just back from shooting her 'Pixie Loves Lipsy' collection in Spain's warmer climes. "It was amazing to go to Marbella and be in the sunshine," Pixie enthuses. "I loved doing the festival stuff as the makeup was a bit crazy. I also love accessories, so we had fun with scarves and hats and I took a creative role in the way I looked."
Pixie talks style
Having started wearing Lipsy at a young age, Pixie knows that "when girls look for something to wear on a weekend, they go to Lipsy" and feels that her collection sums up her style perfectly.
"The collection is very me and that's why it was great to do the two looks - festival and party - as I love festivals and I love going out. It's good for people looking for something to wear over the summer and for the weekends."
Pixie describes her style as "vintage-inspired with a mix of contemporary fashion and designer", and the collection is just as eclectic, with her favourite pieces spanning current trends. "I really like this white pom-pom dress as it's vintage-looking, so I'll definitely be wearing it at the festivals this year. I also love the red and black lace bodice party dress which I'd wear out on a Friday or Saturday night. "Then there's the white lace backless dress - I love any kind of backless style and I think a lot of my friends will like that as well," she adds.
Pixie talks make-up
Sitting cross-legged, and happy to have pictures taken with fans within the Lipsy family, it's clear that Pixie is one laid-back pop star - so much so that she tells us it takes her just 30 minutes to get ready for a night out! "If I have half an hour, I can do that definitely - it just depends how much time I have. If it's two hours, it can take that long too. "However long you have, if you're doing smoky eyes you have to do that before you do your base and cheeks because it can get messy and you don't want to have to start over."
Pixie talks music
With two number-one singles under her belt, as well as a platinum-selling debut album, it's hard to believe that Pixie is still just 19. If she wasn't one of the country's favourite pop stars, she says would still be at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts with her friends, singing, dancing, acting or "doing anything entertainment-focused". "You've got to be an opportunist in this game," she says. "If you want it you have to go for every audition, every opportunity. "I used to scour the internet and papers all the time. But I think if you have the right dedication and persistence you'll get there."
Pixie talks men
With a stunning look, amazing talent and fun-loving personality, it seems that Pixie could have any man she chose, so who would that be? "I don't have any unusual celebrity crushes," she smiles coyly. "It's just the usuals like Rob Pattinson and Ashton Kutcher, but I bet everyone says that!" And what would you do if you met them? "I don't know actually," she laughs. "Say 'hi'?" With this it becomes clear that even gorgeous pop stars can get a bit star-struck and giggly at times, and it's this down-to-earth attitude that makes Pixie one of our favourite celebs. We can't wait to get our hands on the pieces in her exclusive Lipsy collections!
The 'Pixie Loves Lipsy' festival and party ranges will be available in stores and online from late April.
Tue 30 Mar 2010
90210's Jessica Lowndes parties in Lipsy
Jessica Lowndes, who plays Adrianna Tate-Duncan in hit series 90210, popped into Lipsy HQ to stock up on some party essentials this weekend.
The gorgeous star made the most of her London trip by fitting in some serious shopping and socialising. Having partied at Movida on Friday, she hosted a night at Vendrome on Saturday and accessorised our origami bustier dress with a waist-defining belt, leather jacket and black clutch.
Jessica is the latest in a growing number of US celebs to be spotted in Lipsy, with Paris Hilton, Demi Lovato, The Hills' Kristin Cavallari and Kimberly Wyatt from the Pussycat Dolls all taking Lipsy items stateside.
The American 'it' girls can't get enough of Lipsy party dresses and also seem to be big fans of our logo wear and lace items.
Shop the celeb look now!
Mon 29 Mar 2010
Get the look: Amber Le Bon
Daughter of supermodel Yasmin Le Bon and Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon, Amber Le Bon has some seriously cool celeb heritage and is emerging as the one to watch on the London fashion scene right now. She's been snapped up by top agency Models 1 and has bagged some high-profile modelling gigs already this year, so expect to be seeing a lot more of this 'it' girl.
What we love most about our newest girl crush is her understated style: At just 20 she oozes class and sophistication, and we've completely fallen for her fresh, laid-back look.
She's recently pulled off the pretty prairie trend with a cute Broderie Anglaise dress, bow detail belt and retro curls, and demonstrated her versatility by adding rock-chic edge to a LBD with a zip-detail biker jacket. Pair our wardrobe-staple rainbow Lurex dress with the gold stud leather jacket for a similar look.
But it's not all about the party dresses with Miss Le Bon: She looks tres-cool in a printed vest, harem trousers and a boho long pendent too, and we reckon she's going to emerge as a true style icon at this summer's festivals.
Tue 23 Mar 2010
Pixie Lott shoots Lipsy collection
Not even grey skies could dampen Pixie Lott's enthusiasm for her new Lipsy collection as she worked the camera on last week's shoot. We thought Marbella would be a safe bet for a bit of sun but the fashion gods must have been out of earshot as Pixie modelled her trademark 'festival' and 'party' looks in the Spanish city.
With the collections launching in late April we don't want to spoil the surprise by letting you in on the Pixie pieces just yet, but these pics give you an idea as to the feel of the festival range. Pixie loves white sun dresses and Americana waistcoats!
She also fell for our stud-detail biker wellies - just how cool can you get? We're expecting these to be a big hit with the 'Brit' girls - paired with denim hotpants of course - during festival season so make sure you snap them up before the celebs do.
If you're gagging for more Pixie previews, stay tuned for our behind-the-scenes video from the shoot, coming soon!
Mon 22 Mar 2010
Get the look: Chloe Sevigny
Actress, designer, and model Chloe Sevigny's unique style draws on the grunge look, which she helped make cool the first time round as an 'it' girl in 1990s New York. But what we love about Chloe's style is that she manages to pull off masculine pieces whilst retaining an edge of alluring femininity.
Give the girl a tutu and a clutch and she pairs them with statement vests, biker boots and thick-rimmed glasses, maintaining the balance between girly, geek and grunge.
But that's not the say that Chloe can't turn up the glamour when required - this is a girl who's been in showbiz for well over a decade, remember. At recent red carpet events she's sparkled in a blue architectural bandeau, gone for full-on feminine charm in a white frill skirt babydoll and proved that her look is current by nailing the top bun, Grecian and nude trends in a floaty one-shoulder number.
Get the look in our strapless reverse sequin dress, VIP wire frill hem dress and bow detail bandeau dress.
Chloe, you have it all sewn up, and we salute you.
Mon 15 Mar 2010
Paris Hilton spotted in Lipsy tracksuit
It's no secret that Paris Hilton is a fan of Lipsy - last year she was spotted wearing our dresses, sunglasses and accessories and we even customised a leather jacket for her - but it seems that she's taken a special shine to our logowear range!
Paris has been papped in our Lipsy logo tracksuits a number of times when enjoying some leisure time, and was recently seen out and about in our pink Lipsy crown hoodie set.
A big hit with celebs, the velour hoodies and longue pants, which come in a range of colours and designs, are uber-comfy and the perfect outfit in which to chill out, hit the gym or enjoy a spot of retail therapy. Just remember to team with oversized shades for that true celeb look!
Wed 03 Mar 2010
Countdown to summer begins with Lipsy Sun Shop
A range with many celeb fans - Sarah Harding, the Hollyoaks girls and The Saturdays to name but a few - we're very excited to see Lipsy swimwear back in stock, not least because it means that the countdown to summer can truly begin!
This year's collection has taken its cue from some of the hottest spring/summer trends to help you look your best by the pool or at the beach. As every Lipsy girl knows, there's no excuse for letting your style slip on holiday!
Check out the swimwear styles you'll be rocking this summer and start building up that fake tan now!
Animal prints and tribal brights - Safari styles, animal prints and loud tribal designs are key for s/s. Check out the bold and bright Proenza Schouler, Versace and Alexander McQueen collections for all the proof you'll need that Amazonian goddess is the look to be going for this season. Oh, and the rumours are true by the way, this trend even allows you to clash prints!
Spring bling: Opulence dressing, or 'spring bling' as Vogue has nicknamed the trend, is still in, with Balmain, Lanvin and Burberry Prorsum among the many designers coming from the 'more is more' school of thought. Gem detailing, sequin embellishments and gold pieces will help you make a statement this sunny season.
Dotty about retro: Designers have been looking back to the swinging Fifties for style inspiration this year, resurrecting the playful polka dot in all its fun and flirtatious glory. The style is all about feminine glamour and the hot pink frill detail on our bikini compliments it perfectly.
Tue 23 Feb 2010
London Fashion Week - top trends
The spring/summer season isn't fully underway and already we're previewing autumn/winter looks at London Fashion Week. But worry not, this year trends have a long lifespan - it's more about investment pieces than fast-fashion - and the styles we're wearing now show no sign of going anywhere. So, what can we look forward to seeing a bit more of?
Sequins and gold - As an antidote to the recession blues, opulence dressing is here to stay. Clements Ribero added bling to footwear and boho dresses with sequin detailing, PPQ showcased some rather fabulous gold hot pants and Mulberry went for subtle studded embellishments.
Neutrals and pastels - Shades will continue to be subtle and soft with neutrals in cream, beige and browns, candy-coloured pastels and, if Mulberry's collection is anything to by, a whole lot of charcoal.
Period romance - Take a style cue from period dramas with full skirts, textured materials and romantic embellishments. Bringing it back to basics, the prairie look isn't going anywhere either.
Bows - Bows may be a central part of the 'Alice in Wonderland' micro-trend, but they're not just a flash in the fashion pan. Henry Holland's models strutted down the catwalk with bows in their hair and Orla Kiely prettied-up dresses with bow prints and detailing.
Shoes with socks - Perfect to wear with bare legs in spring or over tights in the colder months, pretty socks make up one of this year's cutest trends: The look works best with sandals, Mary Janes and wedges.
What the celebs wore
The Sugababes - The three girls pulled off very individual looks in the front row, each working one of this season's hottest trends. Amelle went for the underwear as outerwear look - try our zip-front corset with skinny jeans. Jade looked cute in an LWD - spot-on for the Little Miss Perfect trend encapsulated in our wrapover ric rac bow dress. And Heidi opted for sheer romantic ruffles in a top similar to our silk chiffon blouse.
Nicola Roberts - The Girls Aloud fashionista rocked an 80's inspired classic casual look in stone-wash skinnies, red Chanel jacket and cream quilted bag. Get the look in our faded skinny jeans, red silk chiffon blouse and stud quilted hobo bag.
Olivia Palermo - New York scenester Olivia Palermo got graphic at LFW, mixing and matching abstract prints for a truly on-trend look. Check out our asymmetric digital print dress in this season's bright neons.
Tue 23 Feb 2010
Get the look: Kate Moss
London Fashion Week is well underway and to celebrate we thought we'd look to Britain's face of fashion, Miss Moss herself, for some style inspiration. The queen of vintage, Kate mixes and matches items to create a look which is marries pretty and classic style with rock chic edge and is stamping her own unique mark all over the season's top trends: bold prints, leather and lace.
Get the look with these top style tips:
Toughen up summer dresses with leather: Kate rocks this season's digital print trend and hardens up the feminine style with a leather bustier. Match our bold asymmetric skirt shift dress with the biker gilet for a truly futuristic look.
Update your LBD with a cream blazer: Go for classic French chic by matching a simple and sophisticated lace LDB with this season's must-have jacket - the cream blazer. Fall in love with the gothic romance of the pleat sleeve lace shift or low back lace prom dress and make it monochrome with our soft crinkle waterfall leather jacket.
Make a statement with colour: Kate's wardrobe is full of low-key neutrals which she uses as style building blocks, and this season's soft grey shade makes for the perfect base. But never one to shy away from attention, she makes sure to make a statement with a bold splash of colour. Accessorise a low-key day-time outfit with a vibrant red tote for ultimate glamour.
Thu 18 Feb 2010
Get the look: Kim Kardashian
Model, reality star and socialite Kim Kardashian is curvy and proud and knows exactly how to flatter her figure. We've taken a guess at her style rules with some tips we could all do with taking on board.
Nip in at the waist - Accentuate that hour glass figure by nipping in outfits at the waist. Tuck a jersey top into a mini for figure-enhancing femininity. Try our jersey embellished pleat skirt dress or frill bodice dress.
Embrace your seductive powers - Dress like a sex kitten in sensual colours such as the rich red on our gorgeous silk rouge tea dress.
Get gorgeous in Grecian - Grecian styles were designed with voluptuous girls in mind, defining the waist and enhancing sexy curves. Look for ruched and drape details. Our halterneck beaded babydoll is perfect for s/s.
Know the trends - Make sure you don't get stuck in a style rut by keeping on top of the season's trends. The LWD (little white dress) is a s/s must-have, and a great tan enhancer! Our wrap-over ric rac bow dress is sure to be a best-seller so get it before it's gone!
Wed 17 Feb 2010
The Brits - get the looks
We absolutely loved the Brits this year! Most deserving winners were most definitely Lady Gaga, who scooped three awards and looked amazing in her lace flower body suit and head-piece and paid tribute to the late Alexander McQueen, and JLS, who were grinning like Cheshire cats as they accepted their awards for Best Breakthrough Act and Best British Single. Looking good boys!
So, to the trends of the evening: There were some fabulous frocks on display, and everyone deserved a big fashion tick in our books.Statement shoulders were very much the order of the night, proving that the trend continues to dominate celeb style, with Leona Lewis, Mel B and Alicia Keys going for architectural shapes. Alicia performed her massive hit 'Empire State of Mind' with Best International Male Solo Artist winner Jay-Z wearing a figure-hugging black sparkly mini dress similar to our V-neck sequin dress.
Despite leaving the Brits empty-handed, Pixie Lott looked stunning in a gothic black mini with lace sleeves and retro-inspired hair. Get the look in our low back lace prom dress, lace drop waisted dress or Sarah Harding's favourite, the lace panelled jersey dress. Or mix and match with our lace body.
Cheryl Cole's high-energy performance of 'Fight for this Love' was one of our personal highlights of the evening: She just keeps getting better and better and looked amazing in a Matrix-style white trench and aviators. The trench is a must-have piece the style of the season - check out our ruched shoulder mac and piped belted mac. After the quickest outfit change of the evening, Cheryl re-appeared for the second half of her hit in a sparkly black backless body - for a less daring take on the look, go for our glitter backless dress.
Tue 16 Feb 2010
Sarah Harding parties and holidays in Lipsy
A long-time lover of all things Lipsy, Sarah Harding has been spotted partying and holidaying in two of our must-have pieces over recent weeks. Sarah partied at her London nightclub Kanaloa, with DJ boyfriend Tom Crane and Saturday's singer Una Healy, in our black lace panel jersey dress, which she paired with studded boots, a leather jacket and chain bag to create her signature rock-chic look.
Just hours after she left Mahiki's sister nightspot, Sarah jetted off to holiday in Barbados with Tom and a group of friends and it looks like she's been having a ball sipping champers and modelling a number of stunning bikinis, including our leopard print and pink-frill two-piece!
Look out for our new season Sun Shop - coming soon!
Wed 10 Feb 2010
Vote Pixie Lott at the Brits!
Unbelievably talented singer Pixie Lott has been nominated for 3 awards at this year's Brits. Her three nominations are in the categories of best British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act and British Single for Mama Do. Join us and become a part of 'Team Pixie' by showing support and helping Pixie out by voting for her at www.brits.co.uk/voting. 2010 is set to be an amazing year for Pixie Lott and we can't wait to work with her, when we launch our Pixie Lott ranges 'Pixie Festival' and 'Pixie Party' this summer...Go Pixie!
Fri 05 Feb 2010
Paris Hilton loves Lipsy VIP!
Paris Hilton wowed this week in our VIP Asymmetric Animal Sequin Dress at The Late Show with David Letterman in New York. The heiress looked fierce in our one-shoulder wonder dress with on trend sculpted shoulder design and futuristic animal print pattern. The dress is a huge hit with celebrity fans having been previously spotted on Alexandra Burke at the O2 in London.
If you love the dress like our gorgeous celebrity fans, the VIP Asymmetric Animal Sequin dress is currently only £65 in our amazing sale, get your very own VIP dress today at an unbeatable price- a perfect party piece!
Wed 03 Feb 2010
Breaking News: Pixie Lott designs for Lipsy!
We've got a huge style crush on Pixie Lott, so are bursting with excitement that the Brit-nominated pop princess is to create two exclusive ranges for Lipsy!
The style icon will co-design a summer range and a winter collection, with several Pixiefied pieces in each.
The summer range will consist of two distinct looks: 'Pixie Festival' and 'Pixie Party', and will launch summer 2010- not long to go!
'Pixie Festival' combines soft vintage-style cotton dresses, bleached denim and fringed waistcoats with slouchy print vests and draped jersey maxi-dresses, while 'Pixie Party' is all in the detailing with oversized animal prints, embellished chiffon dresses and sexy studded vest dresses...We can't wait!!
We'll also be giving you 3 free Pixie music downloads with every item purchased - we know, we're too good to you lot...
Pixie said: "I have always been a big fan of Lipsy and regularly shop in their stores. I love what Lipsy stands for and I am very excited at the thought of working with such a talented and creative team. It's going to be great fun."
Even our CEO, Jeremy Stakol, couldn't hide his excitement over the collaboration: "Pixie has strong ideas about fashion, understands product and has her own unique style," he said. "She is exactly what Lipsy is all about in terms of fashion."
We'll be working closely with Pixie at every stage of the creative process and are really looking forward to learning more about her style inspiration and what it's like to be a 19-year-old superstar. Stay tuned for some exclusive behind-the-scenes gossip!
Oh, and did we mention that Pixie is nominated for three Brit Awards - British Female Solo Act, British Breakthrough Act and British Single for 'Mama Do'? Get voting on the Brits' official website.
Mon 01 Feb 2010
Demi Lovato shops at Lipsy
Camp Rock star Demi Lovato popped into Lipsy HQ this week to pick up some must-have pieces for the upcoming season.
Channelling Nineties-style, the American singer/songwriter was wearing a red velvet blazer and black mini with big shades, layered chains and metallic-detail killer heels - this is one seriously stylish 17-year-old!
Snapping up some s/s wardrobe staples, Demi went for classic feminine pieces with our short flower dress and floral maxi (both coming soon) and the lace body and dropped lace dress. And she loved our rock-chic essential, the chainmail waistcoat, which is a bargain at just £25! We think it'd look great layered over the lace body with black skinnies and tough biker boots- it's all about mixing and matching materials and textures this season! Demi also picked up a Lipsy tracksuit - fast becoming a celebrity must-have - to chill out in when she gets some down-time.
We can't wait to see how she wears the pieces!
Sun 24 Jan 2010
Wonderbra scoops the best supporting role...
The Hollywood A-Listers excelled themselves at the Golden Globes, shimmying down the red carpet in an amazing variety of stunning frocks. But as in the film industry, it takes a lot of work behind the scenes (or seams in this case) to create the finished product, and great dresses demand great bras. So, how to we mere mortals get the looks?
Christina Aguilera and Courtney Cox Arquette went for classic Hollywood glamour, in baby pink and jet black strapless maxi gowns respectively, to complement their colourings. For simple sophistication, check out our white jewelled plunge neck dress and black lace panel dress. Camilla Belle chose a more futuristic style in one of the season's hottest trends - bold abstract print. Get the look in our VIP bustle strapless dress.
Having visible bra straps with such fabulous frocks is a huge fashion no-no, so make sure you're well supported with some behind-the-seams magic. The Wonderbra Ultimate Strapless will not only give your dress great structure, it'll also create a show-stopping cleavage!
Hitting spring/summer's top trends, Katy Perry and Drew Barrymore dazzled in white and nude Grecian, one-shoulder creations.
This year designers have re-discovered the power of raw, pure and natural shades, with timeless Grecian styles and floaty feminine materials complementing the colours perfectly. Our one-shoulder grecian dress is a summer essential, and the chiffon harness babydoll a feminine fantasy.
And the prize for supporting role must go to...Wonderbra Multi-plunge. If you don't feel comfortable going without straps, you don't have to! Just adjust the straps to fit the shape you your dress's neckline - perfect.
Wed 20 Jan 2010
Happy Birthday Pixie!
We'd like to wish our good friend Pixie Lott a very happy birthday! Pixie looked fabulous celebrating her 19th birthday in our new Spring season Lipsy draped-sleeve lace dress, studded biker jacket and grecian gold headband. Pixie & friends partyed the night away in London's most stylish celeb hotspots, Boujis & Movida nightclub...She's a true fashionista & we love her!
Happy Birthday Pixie, love Lipsy HQ! xx
Thu 14 Jan 2010
Get the look: Olivia Palermo
Move over Whitney Port, stand aside Audrina Patridge, there's a new New York socialite on the scene, and we think she may just turn out to be the It girl of 2010. Olivia Palermo's effortless style and sweet feminine charm have well and truly won us over. We love her hair - messy up dos and loose waves - yes please, her smoky eyes and shimmering skin, but most of all we love her clothes!
In just one fabulous outfit she hits three of the season's top trends - pairing a metallic dress with a studded boyfriend blazer. Get the look with our eyelet corset tulip dress, now in the sale, and wear with the crinkle waterfall leather jacket for urban cool.
The model also gets it spot on with this military jacket and skinny jeans combo - love it! Our military wool jacket is now better than half price, down to £30 from £65 - bargain. Wear with wardrobe staple - logo pocket skinny jeans.
Olivia also pulls off feminine girl-about-town chic with ease, looking girly and gorgeous in floaty floral prints and layering a cute pink cardi over a black chiffon top and hotpants - just wear with leggings or tights until the spring! Floral tea-dresses are a style essential for spring and summer, and work just as well in the city as they do in the country. Check out our gather sleeve tea dress. And invest in another upcoming top trend - pastels, with the pink candy stripe belted cardigan - now just £20!
Wed 13 Jan 2010
Spotted in Lipsy: Michelle Heaton in OK! and Alexandra Burke in More
Everyone here at Lipsy would like to say a big congratulations to Michelle Heaton on the news that she is engaged to long-term boyfriend Hugh Hanley! Michelle and Hugh started dating in summer 2008, after her split from husband Andy Scott-Lee, and they told OK! that they're planning on an August or September wedding in either New York of Hawaii - sounds fab!
Michelle looked gorgeous in the magazine shoot, going for classic romance in a number of flirty and feminine Lipsy dresses - the mesh prom dress, back detail shift dress and VIP sequin chiffon maxi dress - and keeping warm in a fur faux coat. Frolicking in the snow at the country house location, she looked every bit the smitten kitten!
Alexandra Burke's Lipsy obsession was also laid bare for all to see in this month's issue of More. Alex loves our sparkling minis and the mag picked out six pieces she has rocked over the past year. Luckily for you, many of them are now in the sale so you won't need a celeb bank balance to snap up the singer's sassy style!
Fri 01 Jan 2010
Lipsy's Big Review of the Year
Wow - what a year it's been. Not a day has passed without a juicy celeb story to get our teeth into, the fashion has been fierce; the music the best we can remember in a long while and it's been non-stop excitement at Lipsy HQ with fashion news and celeb spots nearly every week!
So, what will 2009 be remembered for? We've come up with our own list but let us know if you think we've missed anything!
Katie and Peter - the fairy-tale ends
We all knew that they had a stormy relationship but we never thought they'd actually divorce! Many were in denial about the split and the words 'publicity stunt' sprung to mind on more than one occasion, but Pete stood his ground, Katie started seeing a cross-dresser, returned to the jungle, stopped seeing the cross-dresser...and we just couldn't get enough of the story!
Russell 4 Katy
We never thought we'd see the day - serial-womanizer Russell Brand falling in love and settling down! But Katy Perry has proved his perfect match and after a whirl-wind romance the quirky twosome are now reportedly engaged - good luck to our new favourite couple!
The new princesses of pop
My god, hasn't it just been the best year for music! Loved Cheryl's debut solo single, loved her performance on The X Factor, loved her dresses - so yeah, big celeb crush on Mrs Cole this year! But it hasn't all been about the Geordie lass - 2009 has seen some very strong competition for the crown of Queen of Pop. Our favourite new pint-sized pop princess - move over Kylie - Pixie Lott burst onto the scene with fab tunes and enviable style, Alexandra Burke proved that winning the X-Factor was just the beginning with the absolutely fierce 'Bad Boys', and you couldn't go anywhere without hearing one of Lady Gaga's electro hits or marvelling at photos of her out-there futuristic style!
Just when we thought it couldn't get any better, New Moon offered up even more brooding looks, sparkling eyes and hot bods than the first Twilight film - major swoon! Taylor Lautner gave R-Pattz a run for his money as crush of the year - although we have to admit that we're still Team Edward - and Kristen Stewart emerged as an unexpected style icon - mixing up grunge and classic feminine styles to create an original look with an uber-cool edge.
Lily Allen = the new face of Chanel
Following in the footsteps of Jerry Hall, Diane Kruger and Milla Jovovich, our very own Brit icon Lily Allen became the new face of Chanel handbags! Karl Lagerfeld described his new muse as '"fun" and, channelling Audrey Hepburn, she proved to be the perfect choice for the campaign. What a style overhaul - we remember the days of sun-dresses, chunky trainers and chav earrings. Good on ya Lil!
The top trends
Designers looked back to the eighties for style inspiration and statement shoulders, sequins, body-con dresses, trophy jackets and jumpsuits became the must-have pieces of the year. We got a glimpse of fashions to come, with a little help from Lady Gaga, and it seems that the future looks metallic, angular and geometric! And let's not forget the rock chic trend - stud and chain details, biker jackets and skinny jeans helped add an edge to girly glamour.
Website make-over: We pimped our website to make it better for you! You can now search by style, colour, trend and - coming soon - celebrity, drool over your new fashion crush with larger images and better zoom and pre-order to stay on top of the trends and catch those elusive best-sellers when they come back in stock!
International shopping costs slashed: It was good news for Lipsy girls in more far-flung locations as we slashed our overseas delivery costs with significant reductions for all you Irish Lipsy fans!
Shoes and lingerie launches: Expanding our fashion empire, we launched a fierce new range of killer heels, incorporating all the top trends - from shoe boots to gladiator sandals. We were also proud to present two new ranges of lingerie, designed for Lipsy by Soleil Sucre and Caprice, to help you look hot both in and out of your party dress!
New stores: We know that you love shopping online, but sometimes you need an emergency outfit for that special night out, so we decided to take our party dresses out to the nation by opening up Lipsy stores all around the country. You can now get your Lipsy fashion fix in...deep breath...Newcastle, Manchester Arndale Centre, Lakeside Essex, Liverpool, Dundrum, Cardiff, Nottingham, Braehead Glasgow, Bluewater, Brighton, Belfast and Sheffield.
Lipsy's got the X-Factor: The X-Factor finalists have always had a bit of a thing for Lipsy and this year proved no exception. Lucie Jones and Rachel Adedeji stunned audiences in Lipsy dresses during their live performances, and Lucie - who has joined Lily Cole, Agyness Deyn and Daisy Lowe on the books of Select model agency - has since popped into Lipsy HQ and the Brentcross store for some serious shopping. Everyone's favourite Essex girl, Stacey Solomon, was also spotted rehearsing and chilling out in Lipsy logo-wear during the series, as well as ramping up the glamour in our VIP feather dress for the wrap party!
Celebs love Lipsy: We don't like to name-drop - well, actually we do - but Lipsy has been a big hit with the stars this year. The likes of the Pussycat Dolls' Kimberly Wyatt, Beverly Knight and Amy Winehouse have all paid Lipsy HQ a visit. Alesha Dixon, The Saturdays and The Hills' Kristin Cavallari have been spotted rocking our party dresses and Lipsy outfits were all over the red carpet at the top soap star events of the year. Oh, and did we mention that our lace zip back top was featured in Vogue not once but twice?! A seal of approval of the highest order!
Tue 29 Dec 2009
Get the look: Diane Kruger
As an A-list Hollywood actress and former fashion model, you can't get much cooler than Diane Kruger, and her effortless sophistication speaks reams about her star status.
The pinnacle of elegance, Diane made a winning style statement in this oh-so-cute black peplum LBD in the season's must-have fabric - luxe velvet - ticking off the trends one by one. Take a leaf out of her book and add edge to this classic style with a chain belt - try our velvet strapless mini dress.
At another A-List do the blonde beauty went for all-out-glamour in a drop-back sparkly party dress - how could you not feel like a million dollars in this style? Turn heads at your Christmas and NYE dos in our twinkling glitter backless dress.
And proving that red-carpet style isn't all about party dresses, Diane adds high-fashion style to the casual chic of harem pants with a fitted body and sequin trophy jacket. Team our harem trousers with a sequin waistcoat for alternative Christmas sparkle.
Fri 18 Dec 2009
What's your party personality?
Which look best represents your style this party season?
Park Avenue Princess
If it's got to be a feminine babydoll or bandeau cocktail dress, you're a Park Avenue Princess - think stylish sophistication meets romantic elegance.
The celeb: Blake Lively
Must-have pieces: Embellished babydoll dress and dogtooth belted coat. Deluxe
Love to stand out from the crowd in thigh-skimming asymmetric dresses, luxurious fabrics and fake lashes? You're seduced by the glamour of the deluxe diva look.
The celeb: Cheryl Cole
Must-have pieces: One shoulder bow dress and one-shoulder sequin zebra dress.
If you're a fashion-forward thinker you may have embraced the futuristic trend, teaming metallics with structured tailoring and geometric shapes - fierce!
The celeb: Audrina Partridge
Must-have pieces: Futuristic prom dress and metallic leggings.
A fan of everyday glamour, you mix and match vintage finds, skinny jeans and luxurious faux furs to create a look of sophisticated layering. You want to be glamorous all the time - and can be with the versatility of casual chic.
The celeb: Sienna Miller
Must-have pieces: Tipped fur shrug, cotton leggings and quilted hobo bag.
Tue 15 Dec 2009
Introducing...By Caprice lingerie
Combining glamour, femininity and sex appeal, we're very excited to be stocking Caprice's lingerie range! The 14 new styles will help create the perfect shape underneath that special dress and, of course, the pieces look pretty damn hot worn on their own!
Caprice's personal favourites are feminine and sexy Can Can, Fleur "the gel bra of gel bras" and padded plunge Hollywood Spot bra. We have to agree that these are the pieces to help enhance your assets to make you feel super sexy this party season.
"The Fleur is practical, so you can wear it every day, but it has that extra fashion twist so you look and feel fabulous," Caprice says. "And the Hollywood Spot gives you uber-lift and fantastic shape. I also love the brief shorts as I'm not really a thong kind of girl."
Caprice says that her inspiration comes from the customer: "I listen and observe buying patterns - colours, shapes, styles and trends", and she's certainly got it spot on with timeless classic styles and vintage designs.
"I hope you like the collection and can't wait to show you spring/summer range!" Caprice. xx
Fri 11 Dec 2009
Sparkle like The Saturdays
The Saturdays have thrown themselves into the Christmas party spirit recently, championing the sequin trend at not one but three events! The girls went for block-colour sequin shifts at the Key103 Jingle Ball, sparkled in silver sequin mini-dresses at T4's Stars of 2009 and shone in a range of stunning styles at the Variety Club Showbiz Awards.
Sequins are always a good bet at Christmas but this year the trend has really taken off, with bling becoming the look of the season! Choose the right style for you:
For true-attention grabbing style, go for bold colours with the pink bandeau sequin dress or sequin backless dress or work the metallic trend in our strapless reverse sequin dress or zebra sequin tunic.
If you're looking for something a little more subtle, choose a dress with sequin blocks or detailing such as the reverse sequin corset dress or bandeau beaded dress, which offers a similar style to Frankie's Variety Club cut-out number without you having to dare-to-bare.
To get a true taste of what it's like to be a sparkling celeb, the dress had got to be exclusive. Splash out our stunning VIP all over sequin dress - the ultimate LBD!
Wed 09 Dec 2009
With a body as toned as Mel B's, you'd want to show it off, and as you'd expect, the star looks amazing in the LBD of the season - our thigh-skimming hand-sewn VIP all-over sequin dress. Now that's a mouth-full! Team with a snake clutch, sky-high heels and simple accessories and you're ready to party!
Yet despite spending most of her time state-side, it's not all Hollywood glitz and glam for Mel as she works the urban chic look with her day-time attire. She flatters her figure with subtle style - pairing knee-high boots with skinny stonewashed jeans and our cute animal print cardigan. And as the animal print trend is back on catwalks for S/S10, this makes the perfect investment piece!
Tue 01 Dec 2009
Over the past few years, Leona Lewis has been transformed from a shy X-Factor contestant to a fashion-forward international diva! Always groomed and glam, the now stateside-based singer knows exactly how to flatter her figure and creates great party looks with an edge. This Christmas party season, sequin harem pants and a black body are the perfect alternative to the LBD - just remember the killer heels! Or for a fashion shortcut, try our sequin jumpsuit.
Showing off her curves, Leona is also a fan of body-con styles and matches her make-up to this figure-hugging bandeau number in the season's hottest colour- wild berry. Check out our fringed backless body-con dress, accentuate your curves like Leona with a chunky waist-cinching belt and accessorise with bangles and a black clutch - must-haves for the party season.
Never caught off-guard, Leona even looks glam working the, would-be casual, jeans and vest day-time look - teaming her skinnies with a black waterfall jacket, over-sized red patent bag and lace-up boots.
With star style like this, no wonder she looks so Happy!
Tue 24 Nov 2009
As Twilight Saga's heroine, Bella Swan, Kristen Stewart dresses like your average girl-next-door, but in a recent run of red-carpet appearances, K-Stew has ramped up the glamour, while maintaining her trademark grungy edge.
Channelling a rock chic vibe, Kristen stunned in a mesh and high-shine LBD and a figure-hugging monochrome body-con number. Try our jersey mesh back dress or mesh and satin panel bodycon dress for a twist on the black cocktail dress or check out the monochrome shift dress with flattering panels for 60's-inspired style. Wear with a black belted coat for an edge of cool classic sophistication.
Proving that she can also do floaty and feminine, it seems that Kristen may have also taken inspiration from Twilight's brooding storyline - going for full-on romance in a cream chiffon drape dress. Try the jewelled plunge neck dress and Grecian drape dress for a soft feminine look.
Top tip: If you've got a run of events coming up and you don't want your party look to get tired, take a leaf from Kristen's book and make simple changes to your hair - it can transform your style! Kristen has been spotted working a loose fringe, slicked-back locks, a quiff and a messy wave up-do over the past few weeks - fab!
Mon 23 Nov 2009
Being the last remaining girl in the X Factor, and with a voice and look that just keep getting bigger and better, we're backing Stacey all the way! While the Essex girl is obviously having the time of her life, there's no denying that the show's rehearsal schedule is tough, and you need the right gear for the job.
Practicing her routines with choreographer Brian Friedman and vocal coach Yvie Burnett, Stacey was spotted strutting her stuff in the Lipsy crown hoodie, lounge pants and starburst logo tee and during a rare break from rehearsals, popped out in our cosy pink velour hoodie and lounge pants. Working out and chilling out in style - we like!
Tue 17 Nov 2009
Audrina Partridge shot to fame on The Hills and has since become a star in her own right, launching her own MTV programme, 'The Audrina Show', next year. A big fan of skinny jeans and sheer oversized tops, which she teams with boyfriend blazers or biker jackets, Audrina works casual chic in true LA style.
But for nights out on the red carpet, she keeps it cute, flirty and figure-hugging in some gorgeous mini dresses. With tanned and toned arms, Audrina chooses bandeau-style sweetheart necklines and thigh-skimming hemlines to show off her amazing figure. Go bright and bold in our purple chiffon pleated dress, add an edge to classic sophistication with the strapless jewelled pocket dress and get vintage chic in the monochrome bustier ruffle dress.
Put the finishing touches to Audrina's effortless style by keeping accessories to a minimum - choose one statement piece and wear with celeb-favourites, the cute clutch or quilted chain-strap bag.
Tue 10 Nov 2009
Having shot to fame as a super-cheerleader in hit US series Heroes, Hayden Panettiere has upped her profile this year, taking a starring role in the teen flick 'I love you, Beth Cooper' and being romantically linked to T4's lothario Steve Jones.
She may be just 20, but Hayden has already developed her own sophisticated style, favouring on-trend takes on the simple shift dress. Try our new pleat sleeve lace shift dress and sculpted skirt shift dress for effortless style.
But with a sequin jacket, wet-look leggings and a cute clutch, she proves that she's still got her finger firmly on the pulse of younger fashion trends and obviously enjoys injecting a bit of fun into her wardrobe. The best of both worlds - well, you wouldn't expect anything less from the A-list starlet who seems to have it all!
Thu 05 Nov 2009
It may be getting chilly out but this doesn't mean we have to hide our figures away in chunky knit cardies and baggy sweaters. Jumper dresses have had a high-fashion make-over this year so you can keep cutting edge as well as cosy.
Oversized laddered jumpers were all over the catwalk earlier this year, making them one of this season's must-have pieces. Stylishly simple, edgy and effortless to wear, the laddered jumper dress is a timeless wardrobe staple. Snap up our cobweb knitted tunic and open weave tunic before they sell out. Wear over tights, leggings or skinny jeans and slip over a bright top for a flash of colour.
If you want to brighten up your winter wears, rich and cosy colours are perfect for this time of year and wild berry is one of the hottest shades of the season - just ask Pixie Lott! Check out our gorgeous wild berry tunic.
Solving the day-to-night problem, we also have some amazingly versatile long-sleeved dresses. Channelling this season's edgy rock-chic vibe, the marble wash studded tunic can be worn over leggings or skinnies with boots in the day and paired with sheer tights and killer heels for a night out. And the long-sleeved embellished shoulder dress hits so many of this season's hottest trends - studs, sequins, statement shoulders, bodycon - that you'll want to wear it all the time, and of course you can!
Sun 01 Nov 2009
Gossip Girl's Taylor Momsen is a true style icon for the rock chics of today - like a refined Courtney Love or the Geldof girls with more fashion direction; she works the edgy look effortlessly. But being a back to black rock chic doesn't limit your wardrobe choices - far from it. Taylor shows that her unique style is versatile.
Embracing the goth meets rocker look, Taylor mixes lace with leather in this outfit, accessorising with lace tights and finishing with statement jewellery - long necklaces and chunky rings. Get the look with our sculptured shoulder lace dress.
Proving that she's not afraid of a bit of girly pink, Taylor adds rock chic edge to a pretty pink dress with a biker jacket, lashings of eyeliner and bed-hair to hit the stage with her post-grunge band.
And for day-time cool she shows that you can't go wrong with grey skinnies, a graphic tee and a long black coat. Check out our new piped asymmetric coat for a similar look. Watch and learn grunge girls!
Wed 28 Oct 2009
Studs were the talk of London Fashion Week, with the catwalks awash with riveting adornments on everything from classic biker jackets and boots to silk dresses and accessories. It's a nod to 70s punk with a forward thinking and oh-so-chic twist. Here's how to rock the look:
Waist watching - Get on trend with bad girl chic with this season's studded belts. Beverley Knight showed us how to add bite to a classic LBD at the MOBO Awards 2009 Nominations Launch at London's The May Fair Hotel. Update your look in an instant with our studded waist belt or edgy punk double buckle waist belt. Simple!
Frock rock - Combining two key style trends - shiny metallics with big, edgy studs - is one of the hottest looks this autumn. Nothing says punk princess quite like this season's studded mini dress. Pixie Lott is bang on trend in this xxl-studs mini dress. Follow her lead with our sexy, figure hugging, strapless studded dress with brass studs or play it cool in our studded dress in soft chiffon.
Clutch those studs - You can add a riveting edge to boots, dresses and jackets but if you only do one thing, you'll win style points with a gorgeous studded bag. Rachel Bilson shows how the must-have bag can add an edge to any outfit. Get your hands on our cute studded bow bag or studded eyelet clutch with hot brass rivets.
Thu 22 Oct 2009
She may have had her fair share of fashion disasters in the past, but hey, we probably didn't look too hot ten years ago either. It's a whole different story now though as Dannii's Saturday night outfits have propelled her to the role of style icon - a title shared by fellow X Factor judge, 'national treasure', Cheryl Cole. Dannii's look is eclectic - she's not afraid to try new things and she's now firmly got her finger on the pulse of the latest trends.
At the judges' houses stage of the competition Dannii wowed in a floor-length vibrant contrast colour dress. Get the look with our cosmos shift dress.
She has also been spotted working the colour block trend, pairing a black bandeau top with a drape skirt in one of this season's hottest colours - wild berry. Our bow skirt bustier dress creates an almost identical look, or for a twist on the trend, pair our lace zip back top with the wild berry tux mini skirt.
Dannii even looks glam when she's doing casual. By teaming a boyfriend blazer with sparkle graphic tee and oversized bag, she pulls off effortless chic.
Tue 20 Oct 2009
The Trophy Jacket: Looking for the ultimate statement jacket? Go for sparkles! Cheryl Cole is, as ever, bang on trend with this unstructured and super feminine sequined jacket. Get the Girls Aloud shine with our pretty chiffon lined sequin jacket with three quarter length sleeves, shawl collar and turn up cuffs.
The Boyfriend Blazer: We're in awe of her style know-how and few A-listers know how to rock the boyfriend jacket quite like Rachel. Twin this season's wardrobe staple with the latest print dresses for maximum style points. Get back to black with our fabulous tuxedo or blazer.
The Biker Jacket: A black leather jacket is a staple for every girl's wardrobe and this season's biker jackets in baby soft leather really rock. Team yours with another season's must-have - a black pencil skirt. And if you need inspiration, check out Kylie's effortless style. Get the look with our futuristic black skirt and leather waterfall jacket - just add heels and a colourful print scarf.
The Mac: The classic Mac is never out of vogue and will be out in force this season. A black mac will take you from day to night, or team a classic beige mac with jeans for ultimate laid-back style. Steal Alexa Chung's look with our piped belted mac.
The Military Duffle: Stay warm, cosy and on trend with the all new military duffle that adds a stylish twist to an old favourite. If you were in any doubt that toggles could look hot, Cheryl triumphs yet again. Ah! Get her style for less with our fabulous red wool duffle coat.
Wed 14 Oct 2009
Star of The Hills, a showcase of LA's best-dressed twenty-somethings, Lauren Conrad knows her fashion. And you'd expect as much from a girl who has attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, held an internship at Teen Vogue and now works for fashion PR firm People's Revolution. Miss Conrad is always spot on with the latest looks and has recently been working the colour-block, sparkle and monochrome trends.
She's bang on trend with this black top and high-waisted blue skirt ensemble, which she accessorises with every LA star's arm candy, a quilted Chanel bag. Get the look with our black jersey body and blue stud pocket skirt or try a fashion shortcut - the jewelled pocket colour block dress and wear with our over-sized quilted padlock bag.
Lauren is a businesswoman and party-girl all rolled into one and for day-to-night chic, monochrome is so versatile. Work Lauren's stylish sophistication in a monochrome chiffon blouse and black origami skirt.
For real show-stopping style, get sexy this party season, a la LC, with a short sparkly stunner. Go sultry in black with the backless sequin dress or opt for some gold glamour with our metallic corset tulip dress. Add edge to your dazzling party dress with a leather biker jacket.
Mon 12 Oct 2009
You'd have to have been living on another planet for the last few months to still be in the dark about the statement shoulder trend. Along with sequins it is THE top trend of AW09. Having emerged when top-name designers Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy and D&G looked to the eighties for inspiration, statement shoulders have been adopted by such style icons as Victoria Beckham, Rihanna, Blake Lively and Kate Moss.
Subtler than 80's power dressing pads, today's structured shoulders are all about creating drama with delicate detailing and futuristic designs. And best of all, the architectural silhouettes make waists look tiny by comparison!
Try our studded shoulder dress, asymmetric zip shift dress or backless glitter dress for a Lipsy take on the trend. Hit two trends in one with the sequin futuristic dress or v neck sequin dress in the style of Blake Lively. Or add drama to any outfit with this season's must have item, the military tux jacket.
Mon 05 Oct 2009
The soap stars glammed up last Monday night for this year's Inside Soap Awards, with many choosing to make an impression in Lipsy party dresses. It seems that the cast of Corrie have become regular visitors to our Manchester Lipsy store, which was opened by Michelle Keegan who plays Tina McIntyre in the soap. Michelle wore our stunning black, asymmetric glitter mini-dress (sold out!) to take the Sexiest Female award - a title well deserved we think!
And fellow cast-members Brooke Vincent (Sophie Webster) and Sacha Parkinson (best-friend Sian), who will become lesbian lovers in an upcoming storyline, dazzled in a VIP studded bodice feather dress and VIP bejewelled heart layer dress.
Hollyoaks' Dominique Jackson (Lauren Valentine) also swapped her on-screen emo attire for our floaty feminine pleated corset chiffon dress.
But it was the Eastenders' cast who really stole the show, sweeping the board with their awards. Lacey Turner (Stacey Slater) won Best Actress for the fourth year running, Kara Tointon (Dawn Swan) picked up the Best Dressed gong, Best Bitch and Best Bad Boy went to schemers Charlie Brooks (Janine Butcher) and Larry Lamb (Archie Mitchell) and John Partridge (Christian Clarke) was named Sexiest Male. 'Enders also won the coveted title of Best Soap.