Tue 30 Aug 2011
Move Over Kate...
London Fashion Week is just around the corner and as usual the Lipsy girls will be heading to the shows in Lipsy fashion to get in on some stylish action. We can't wait to see what the next seasons trends have to offer and watch our fav designer shows live and in full swing. We'll be rubbing shoulders with celebs like Alexa Chung and Emma Watson and taking notes of the hottest looks to rock for S/S12.
It's a fashionistas dream come true to be seated at the catwalk shows in London and this season we're giving two Lipsy fans two tickets to indulge in a day of high fashion with your BFF. It's the ultimate fashion soirée!
Kicking off on 16th September there'll be back to back shows for the season to come. Enter the comp, be ahead of the game and see the key looks for S/S 12. Watch supermodels strut up and down the runways in high fashion and expect to be pap snapped as you take in fashion' finest atmosphere.
To be in with a chance to win and experience the life of a VIP with Lipsy this September, enter the competiton via our Facebook page on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th September!
Fri 26 Aug 2011
Too Cool 4 School
Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna totally blew us away this weekend at V in Essex. She looked hot in her black wet look hot pants, fishnet tights and a 50's pin up denim cropped top. The celebs were out in full force with IT girl Daisy Lowe, Chloe Moretz, Jameela Jamil and Burberry boy, Douglas Booth partying in festival fashion. The girls opted for playsuits as the outfit favourite and denim shorts paired with a printed shirt for their star style alternatives.
We're all psyched for one last weekend of non-stop partying with the A-List crowd before the summers out and with September just around the corner, we've already started prepping Lipsy looks that are Too Cool 4 School. This season is all about the sixties so, bring a little Beetle-mania to your style and bag some cute mini day dresses to look the part. Designers sent models down the runways with Twiggy's famous boy/girl look for a/w11 wearing bushy eyebrows, slicked back hair and Peter Pan collars to rock this trend with a modern edge.
Carry your Lipsy wardrobe right through to your stationary and accessories cupboard for statement style with every lesson. Keep it cute and sexy with our signature kissy lips and love heart stamp; and be geek chic in your approach by styling your hair with a pretty head band to complete your uniform.
Back to school is the perfect excuse to stock up on some goodies and shop. Nothing can beat that new stuff feeling, no matter how old you are. So, keep your fashion and beauty in tact by investing in staples to see you through the year as you embrace the new term spirit.
Wed 24 Aug 2011
The Ultimate Weekender
Carnivals-a-coming and the girls at Lipsy HQ are looking forward to some Caribbean flavour this weekend. We're up for tasting some delicious West Indian food, seeing colour blocking costumes and dancing to the sounds of Soca music in the heart of Notting Hill. It goes without saying but, we absolutely have to look the part. Unlike our standard festival gear we're opting for sequins, glitter and statement hues to follow the floats in carnival tradition.
Not for the faint-hearted, Notting Hill's Caribbean festival is the time to break out the sexy wardrobe looks that usually don't see the light of day. Opt for crop tops, hot pants, low cut playsuits and bold colours to stand out from the crowd; and to highlight your look pair your outfit with chunky accessories to make a bold statement.
Reading's calling too this weekend but, for all the rockers to come to the 2011 Reading & Leeds festival. As usual our playsuits and jumpsuits are high on the agenda as our must have festival buys. With a Pixie picking at the top of our style list, we're sure to look boho chic in the keyhole back playsuit one piece.
As for the Dance crew they'll be heading to Creamfields instead this bank holiday to party to the sounds of the super cool Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta and DJ Jaguar Skills. In a recent interview Jaguar Skills told us what to expect this year at Creamfields "I wanna play a little more House music. I really like House, but due to the nature of the music, it doesn't really lend itself to my style. But other than that? I'm going IN. It's going to be a tear up for sure. And I just want to say, it's an honour to be playing Creamfields this year, I'm gonna do my best to smash it."
OMG! We're so excited! It's a big toss up here at Lipsy HQ, it's the final summer countdown and we are stretched between three of the hottest and biggest bank holiday festivals the UK has to offer. You know us Lipsy girls, we love a good party!
Mon 22 Aug 2011
New Season Jackets
The look for outerwear this season echoes She-Ra, princess of power and fashion warrior. So, make like a hero and prepare yourself with the hottest fashion buys for a/w11. Invest in jackets and coats that you can introduce to your Lipsy day and evening looks and team perfectly with your high fashion styles alike.
With two front runners leading the way you can make a statement that will have the fashionistas paying attention. From the famous Louis V, right through to a Burberry classic fur, switch the hunter gatherer from He to She and show off the ultimate in girl power.
The Boy Girl approach to style is big for a/w11 with designers borrowing from the boys this season to nail the trends. Opt for Lipsy's signature approach and add a sexy edge to your outfit. Pair your faux fur ensemble with a printed clutch bag like the supermodel at the BP show and pull off your look with a catwalk stamp to seal the deal.
If the classic English take is more your style then like our IT girl Alexa be sure to bag a utilitarian Mac. A favourite to the A-Listers on the red carpet and the upcoming fashion week essential; it's a wardrobe staple that's always on standby to combat the unpredictable British weather. In true star style, wear your Mac with pushed-up sleeves to create a lighter vibe for the season and team with a Lipsy shopper to complete your girl about town style.
Fri 19 Aug 2011
Lipsy set to Party Hard at V
V Festival opens in three days with rock legends Arctic Monkeys and the soulful Bruno Mars headlining on Saturday and wait for it, wait for it...good girl gone bad Rihanna on Sunday! Yes, we know - it is going to be live! Plus, DJ and Producer Mark Ronson hitting The Arena Stage, alongside The Saturdays and Chipmunk while, Jessie J and N-Dubz party in 4Music style.
We're loving it here at Lipsy and our festival spirits are running high in the office. Of course the first thing that springs to mind with such a poptastic line up is - wardrobe! With the seasons transition underway and the weather looking uncertain we've opted for classic festival gear to mark the occasion. Turn up dungaree's are a festival staple, keeping hippie chic alive paired with a classic rule Britannia style vest to show them how we rock in London.
Sunnies need to always be on the check list for your festival outfit and if two piece looks are more your style then our cropped denim shorts with a sexy heart sweat top is the way to go. We're all set for a weekend of camping and non-stop partying in Lipsy fashion and to guide us through we've downloaded the must have V Festival App to help us find our tent (if we get lost in the music), our car and even the Lipsy girls with the Facebook Friend Finder.
On another note - in Pixieville, our gorgeous pop star has announced that she is on the hunt for young heroes. Snapped in yesterdays Evening Standard with Fearne Cotton to launch the Teen Awards 2011, Pix will headline the prize giving ceremony at Wembley Arena in October. She's the ultimate IT Girl, from good deeds to high fashion; we love Pix girl power style. "I'm thrilled to be not just performing but, also getting involved in selecting this year's Teen Heroes," she said.
Mon 15 Aug 2011
A/W 11 Designer Hot List
This season colour popping gets bolder, furs get psychedelic and glamour turns to the forties for inspiration. The Lipsy girls have scoured the catwalk trends and style noted our Hot List for the ultimate wardrobe upgrade from A/W 11 buys.
Style Note #1
Peek-a-boo dresses make sexy statements with bodycon cut-outs. Designers including, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton have nodded to the trend with racy looks saucy enough to make you blush! Not for the faint hearted, celeb's like sex bomb Kim Kardashian and TOWIE star Chloe Sims have cottoned on to this trend and layered with fur, you can pull off their fetishly speaking style for the season.
Style Note #2
Accessories take a totally different approach and draw attention to the neck area making chokers and demure strands of pearls the must have jewellery buys. So, abandon your chunky selection for the season and work with delicate ladylike additions for a softer approach.
Style Note #3
If head to toe prints aren't really your thing, then patterned handbags are the way to go.They remain practical and large with shopper styles and totes leading the way as animal prints give a luxury feel for a rich, elegant finish.
Style Note #4
It's Beetle Mania, as another decade that took us back into time was the sixties. Think Twiggy, Mary Quant, mini skirts and peterpan collars to relive the age of fashion liberation. Style Expert, Calgary Avansino from Vogue said "Two-piece ensembles in fabrics that really hold structure, like felt and wool, bridge the gap between ladylike and mod perfectly." The Lipsy girls love this London look! Choose the sixties scene this season and dress on the right side of chic in hot Lipsy fashion...
Mon 15 Aug 2011
If you haven't been watching Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model lately, then where have you been?! We love it here at Lipsy HQ, it's our Monday night Fashion Fix with supermodel Elle Macpherson heading up the judging panel supported by fashion designer Julien MacDonald, celebrity stylist Grace Woodward and (super hot) male model Charley Speed.
This week was a tough one with the famous trip to the hair salon for a makeover. Set for tears and tantrums, all in the name of beauty and sophistication, some of girls had it chopped and some not and what was supposed to be the ultimate transformation was the make or break of wannabe models in the competition.
The pressure was on and if cutting their hair wasn't challenge enough, the girls then had to pose nude for one of Elle's fav photographers Nihat Odabasi. Needless to say that went down like led balloons and resulted in Ufuoma (who we thought was a stunner) getting the axe! However, Tanya and Jessica on the other hand totally nailed it and we think they're ones to watch.
Chipmunk made a brief appearance at the model house and performed one of his songs in the bar area, love it! And while there may be a few weeks left before we know who'll be crowned BINTM we do know that the winner is in for a supermodel treat. They'll sign with major model agency Models 1, be on the cover of Company magazine (like Pixie was last month!), get a £50,000 campaign, plus win a trip to Sandals in Jamaica!
Haaa...it's a hard life being a model...the glamour, the fame...but, Elle does make it seem oh so easy. She always gets the essentials right with her red carpet appearances and though she may be famous for her edgy and sportier styles, when put to the test she knows how to flip her look to be the centre of attention at her A-List events. In true model fashion, copy Elle's LBD look here with Lipsy's top picks and pair with a boyfriend style watch to complete your outfit.
Wed 10 Aug 2011
Make Up Trends
Autumn/Winter 2011 demands fresh faces with orange cheeks, natural lips by day and matt pouts by night. Bronze is always the ticket for fabulous looking skin but, this season the catwalks were dominated by barely there make up complexions for a less-is more approach.
We looked to some of our high fashion fav's including Calvin Klein and Donna Karan for inspiration, and the uniform throughout the shows were full bushy brows to show off a striking arch. Who would've guessed?
It's all about high-definition this season and celeb's such as Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian and Barbadian sensation Rihanna are doing it right on the red carpet. In line with the softer looks for a/w 11, be sure to keep it pretty and chic as you step into the era of 40's glam.
We'll need to kick those heavy-handed cosmetic habits that we've been accustomed to for the last couple of seasons and go fancy free with a lighter approach for beauty. Keep your lips matt with lipstick shades ranging from blood orange and blackberry to a girly baby pink for a sexy pout; and achieve the runway look by teaming your new face with your Lipsy party dresses for the ultimate in the season's statement style.
Tue 09 Aug 2011
Lipsy Party In Ibiza
The highlight of summer is always heralded by the arrival of celeb's to Ibiza Town and the Lipsy girls are set for the best party time in the dance capital this month. We're heading to the coast and have selected our top wardrobe buys for the ultimate in rave-cation staples!
Those ACID brights are on the top of our hot list for eye-catching beach party wear.The Lipsy girls love a good time and we've opted for style's straight off the catwalk to nail the trends. Pair this season's neon colour palette with shift and maxi style silhouettes to give that modern twist. Choose sixties glamour with Pixie's jewel shift dress for pool side fun and if like us you get tan ready before you travel then, opt for Lipsy cutaway tops and dresses, copying looks from the fabulous Gucci collection to show off some skin.
Keep it sweet and chic with minimal make up and accessories and add key pieces like a shopper style bag or oversized shades to complete your outfit. For a touch of flower power pin in a decorative clip to your hair and carry through the seventies trends to make for cool Ibiza style 2011.
So, now we're wardrobe ready in must have Lipsy fashion, expect 24 hour partying, painful morning after's, and secrets between you and your mates that can't leave Ibiza!!!
Mon 08 Aug 2011
Lipsy's Fash Pack Party
Lipsy's Autumn/Winter 11 collection has launched with a bang. We totally upped the style stakes this season with looks straight off the catwalk set to rival designer brands.
Yesterday we hosted a press launch to mark the occasion at Atrium in Central London. The Lipsy girls and the fash pack crew were out in full force rocking their favourite Lipsy buys and were spoilt with Lipsy heart cup cakes and teriyaki salmon sticks, which were just as scrumptious as the looks themselves.
The gorgeous Pixie Lott made an appearance too and looked pap snapping ready as usual in her very own outfit from the Pixie for Lipsy A/W11 range. It's all a bit hush hush about her new collection for Lipsy so we can't divulge too much info but, what we can say is OMG!!! Move over Chanel because Pixie's looks are chicer than ever this season. "I love designing my own clothing line with Lipsy. I am so excited that this is my fourth clothing range. The new range is the best one yet," Pixie shared.
We've topped ourselves again by pinning all the must have trends for your wardrobe! From peter pan collars, 40's elegance and 60's looks Twiggy style, right through to our famous ultra glam party dresses. Expect statement pieces throughout the range including all over lace for seductive night glamour and a colour palette of deep jewel tones and pops of colour.
We're still on a high from yesterday's press party, Lipsy have totally taken the media by storm. To kick start our Happy Friday, Lorraine's Style File segment on ITV1 this morning was hosted in a fabulous Lipsy boutique, to give viewers a sneak peak of what's in store. We're loving this Lipsy mania at the moment, the collection is H-O-T, H-O-T, H-O-T!
Wed 03 Aug 2011
Red is super hot this season and like Desperate Housewife beauty Eva Longoria you can choose a sizzling pick to add that flash of colour to your winter wardrobe.
Fashion takes a walk on the wild side and Lionel Richie's 'Lady In Red' look is back with a modern sexy chic edge teamed with Lipsy's signature bodycon dress for an explosive treat.
We love a show stopper and made this striking trend our top pick for "look at me" red carpet style. Pair your little red dress with a pinch of pearl jewellery for a hollywood approach and if you fancy rocking two trends in one opt for our cross drape dress to nail that confident style. It's a fav to the stars and the A-list fans that have been getting the look right each time include, Olivia Palermo and Heidi Klum in a/w11-12 pieces straight off the catwalk.
High on the agenda to achieve this look in all its glory is a stunning English Rose complexion for a glowing look to bring out the red hue. Save time on raiding your beauty cupboard and bag our make up brush to get those chiselled cheeks and add matt lips for a sexy pout set to steal the show.
Mon 01 Aug 2011
Lipsy Hit Global
The girls at Lipsy HQ headed to GlobalGathering this weekend and we had an absolute blast! So much so, that now we're all now suffering from post festival blues. It was the ultimate weekender with the sun shining to highlight the electric atmosphere. We danced non-stop in our hot Lipsy looks, until we literally ran out of steam.
GG2011 was super cool with the likes of Carl Cox, Nero (Live), John Digweed and Boy Better Know rocking the crowds and to top off Saturday's headliners, Tinie Tempah's grand finale was off the Richter with an explosive pyro display...AMAZING!
The Celeb Tweeters tapped away with some of our fav's sharing their views on this year's live show. Ms_Dynamite said "globalgathering was SICK!Thanks 2 u all! Xx." It totally was Ms D and you were awesome as always...
Of course the Lipsy girls were looking festival chic and party ready and we opted for three Lipsy bandeau floral playsuit picks to look the part, with two hippy styles that are JUST IN. Get Pixie's star style and team your seventies look with our wedges and layer with a long necklace like Pix to give your outfit that added model edge.