Tue 27 Mar 2012
Lipsy are proud to present Millie Mackintosh for Lipsy VIP! Lipsy VIP is a collection of limited edition dresses that are that extra bit special and perfect for occasions (or red carpets). The collection features stunning thigh-splitting gowns and strapless princess style party dresses in hot pinks and subtle champagne hues.
Millie looks gorgeous modelling the collection - it's difficult to pick a favourite! Take a look at some of the dresses below and make sure you check out the behind the scenes photos and watch the video to see the gorgeous dresses and Millie in more detail.
Mid shoot we spoke to Millie to find out her take on this season's fashion, getting ready for a night out and to find out the goss with her and celebrity beau Professor Green...
If you had to pick one favourite dress from the VIP collection which would it be?
I love the ruffle front pink/nude dress with embellishment at the waist. As soon as I put it on it hugged my body in all the right places, it's exactly the type of colour that I usually go for and I instantly felt sexy and glam in it.
Are you more of a high street or designer girl?
I normally team my designer accessories, like shoes and handbags with high street clothing. I always get complemented on my Lipsy knitwear.
How many Lipsy dresses do you own?
Too many to fit in my wardrobe!
How long does it take you to get ready for a night out?
Usually an hour and a half. An hour to do my hair and then half an hour to do my make up. I'm quite organised, so I usually know before hand what I'm going to wear.
Does your boyfriend (Professor Green) prefer you dressed up or down?
If we're at home together he likes to see me casual with no make up. I'm usually in soft jeggings and a sexy loose knit. But if were going on a night out he likes to know that I've made the effort to look glam just for him.
Do you ever swap clothes with best friend Caggie Dunlop?
Yes, but I never get them back when she borrows them.
Does she have anything in her wardrobe you secretly covet?
Yes! All my clothes back. She also owns a pair of gorgeous neon heels that I would love to wear but she is a different size to me.
What's your favourite trend for S/S 12 and why?
70's bohemia, it's an effortless summer look that never goes out of style.
You're interning at a fashion magazine at the moment, is this a career path you'd like to continue on?
I'm enjoying it at the minute because I'm learning something new all the time. Whilst I'm learning I'm happy. But I'm not to sure what the future has instore at the moment.
Finally, why do you love Lipsy?
The brand always makes such great eveningwear and I love the exclusivity of the VIP collection - all of the dresses would be perfect for any red carpet event!
You can shop the Lipsy VIP collection here.
Fri 23 Mar 2012
If you have a major crush on Lipsy then show Lipsy your star style! We want to see you looking gorgeous in your favourite Lipsy outfit and of course striking a pose just like the celebs!
The prize? Your photo will sit beside the celebs in their favourite Lipsy outfits including The Saturdays, Little Mix and Tulisa to name but a few in your local Lipsy store on our famous Wall of Fame. You will also receive a £50 Lipsy giftcard to top up your ever growing Lipsy collection...
The Lipsy judges pick a winner from each Lipsy store every 2 months and very kindly shared their top tips on what they look for when picking the winners...
1. Don't worry if you're not off to a red carpet event this week! Photo's of you in your bedroom, living room, garden or out having fun are fab too. Just make sure we can see your full outfit and not just a head shot, avoid taking your photo yourself using a mirror as the flash will hide your outfit!
2. Boyfriends as lovely as they may be aren't needed for this photo, the attention should be on you! Why not ask him or a friend instead to take a fab full length shot of just you.
3. Before you upload your photo save it as a JPEG and don't crop it, if you do only half of it will appear in the frame which would look a little bit strange on our lovely Wall of Fame.
Lot's of luck, love the Lipsy girls x
PS. You can enter the Wall of Fame competition here.
Thu 22 Mar 2012
The Lipsy mid season sale has begun! With many items up to half price now is most definitely the time to stock up on must have party dresses and cute daywear for the season ahead.
In a hurry? Then check out our top sale picks from going out dresses in bodycon (including the ruched club dress as spotted on Tulisa) to Spring wedges and easy to wear playsuits.
If you're on a budget then shop by price - £30 and under, £20 and under and for super bargains £10 and under.
Get sale shopping here now!
Tue 20 Mar 2012
A printed blouse paired with a printed skirt might not instantly spring to mind when thinking of what to wear, however this season the fashion pack not to mention lots of the catwalks (looking at you especially Jonathan Saunders and Dolce & Gabbana) have gone crazy for print on print!
If you want to break the rules and clash prints then go for printed leggings and wear with the leopard wedges and leopard across body bag. Or play it a bit safer and pick one printed statement piece such as the ultra gorgeous mirror ripple dress or the scarf print tunic dress - both are timeless and striking with their ultra flattering shapes and bold prints.
Shop Print Mania here.
Thu 15 Mar 2012
This season the most lust worthy dresses are created with decadent lace. Instantly adding an ultra girlie feel to your look, a lace dress is a must have this season.
The sumptuous fabric has an opulent past - once reserved for royalty and lavish events! Come the S/S 12 catwalks, the designers opted for block colour designs (we're especially loving blues and pinks) in thigh skimming lengths- perfect for teaming with heels to take you form day to night.
If a touch of lace sounds tempting then go for separates. Whether its skirts or tops you can build the trend easily into your Spring wardrobe now...
Wed 14 Mar 2012
Colour explosions are so hot right now - being bold and bright is a sure fire way to stand out and earn your style credentials.Think statement rainbow brights for the ultimate colour crush. Whether you're a super girlie pink fan or more of a bold blue type of girl then this trend has it covered.
Kim Kardashian looks Summer ready in coral, get her look by teaming a figure hugging dress with a new season bag.
Moving onto bold blue Katy Perry works this head toe look perfectly - blue hair optional! Steal her figure hugging style by teaming a pencil skirt with blue heels.
Fashion fave Olivia Palmero looks cute in canary yellow, work the colour easily into your wardrobe with the lace day dress.
Shop all the colours of the rainbow here.
Thu 08 Mar 2012
As mid March approaches it's safe to say Spring has most definitely sprung! This season's catwalk collections were a mixed bunch with floral inspired prints, embellishments and petal style scalloped edging from Sonia Rykiel, Christopher Kane and Prada to name but a few...
Our pick of the crop includes easy to wear day styles from cute culottes to fun floral playsuits that will brighten up your Spring look! When the sun goes down stay in full bloom with beautiful bodycon dresses; for the perfect cocktail style opt for a subtle print finished with a waist bow or go bold with a tropical flower print dress - perfect for a night out with the girls!
Shop the floral look here.
Tue 06 Mar 2012
Last week 3 lucky Lipsy and Pixie Lott fans won the chance to meet Pixie and go on a mini Lipsy shopping spree in London! It all started at Lipsy HQ - the girls came to meet up before being taken to a secret location to meet their pop idol. At the last minute the venue was revealed... the amazing Westfield Shopping centre! The Lipsy Westfield store was closed to give the girls the ultimate VIP experience with Pixie and to shop in style.
Next it was time for photos, questions and of course PLENTY of autographs, from CD's to posters and even a photoframe - Adele, Ellie and Gemma most definitely had come prepared! Pixie was on hand to give styling advice to the girls to help them spend their £100 giftcard. In the end the girls picked some amazing new S/S 12 pieces including the beaded collar shirt and the animal body.
Pixie even fitted in time for a spot of shopping; opting for the gorgeous tape pocket jumper - the perfect Spring jumper!
To keep up to date with Lipsy's amazing competitions head over to the Lipsy Facebook page.
Mon 05 Mar 2012
This Spring the Miami look is so on trend! Home of the vibrant South Beach and gorgeous art deco 50's style, it's no wonder Miami style is so hot. In keeping with the city's exciting style, the Miami range is packed with punchy prints and vibrant colours with a hint of fifties glamour.
Mix statement separates such as the tropical one shoulder top with simple shorts or be bold with the floral printed playsuit - perfect for throwing over a bikini on holiday or for instant relaxed everyday summer style.
When it comes to accessories colour is king! Get a major style crush with colour pop bags and heels to complete the Miami look.