Fri 30 Sep 2011
A night out on the TOWIE!
Never afraid to party, the TOWIE girls show off their fave Lipsy outfits. Amy keeps it casual in the Princess vest whilst Chloe is out to impress in the stunning Criss Cross Back Dress.
Sam shows that block colour is here to stay with this fab frill front dress. The belted waist and scalloped skirt are perfect for showing off curves.
Add some glitter to your wardrobe and steal both the Lauren's style. They show how embellished blouses and dresses create the wow factor. Add sparkly accessories to complete your look. Shop til you drop and add the Essex factor to your wardrobe this season.
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Tue 27 Sep 2011
Steal The Saturdays style!
Get ready to party with these fab evening outfits! From Una's tea dress to Mollie's playsuit, The Saturdays show off their favourite Lipsy pieces.
As Pixie launches her new collection this week, her fab studded dress is back on the rails, belt it and add chunky accessories to be catwalk ready this season. Alternatively, step out in style with our Seduce collection of evening dresses, as Frankie shows us, drop the accessories and let the dress do the talking.
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Mon 26 Sep 2011
Pixie for Lipsy Secret
It's Happy Monday here in the office because Pixie is back with another hot collection for the autumn/winter season following her last three SOLD OUT Pixie for Lipsy ranges. Launching nationwide tomorrow and echoing her new edgy look, the collection mimics Pix gorgeous personality with luxe, sexy daywear and spotlight grabbing party looks for the ultimate in red carpet style.
Offering the staple buys for the season including cut out dresses, sequin LBD's and 60's style short shorts with a matching jacket, Pixie said "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."
We're super excited about the launch and what we love most about the new Pixie Lott for Lipsy collection is that you can team pieces together to go from AM to PM. It's the most on-trend Celebrity fashion range for a/w 11 with must-have wardrobe buys. So, to celebrate we'll be partying with the leading lady herself to kick things off in true Lipsy fashion. See our fashion wish list picks above with our sneak peek!
Wed 21 Sep 2011
Celebs Party With Kate
Amidst all the partying this last week, the iconic London landmark Battersea Power Station hosted the cream of the fashion world and London's most stylish elite to celebrate 10 years of Kate Moss and Rimmel. Not short of a fabulous arrival, Kate landed by helicopter in true high fashion style dressed in a vintage LBD showing off her bare legs and sexy figure.
It's been the talk of London town with Solange Knowles making a special appearance on the DJ decks as well as a guest set by the Queens of Noize and the exclusive performance by The Noisettes. The HOT-TICKET party celebrated the world's most famous supermodel and the cosmetic brands lasting partnership in the heart of the city.
Style icons including Georgia May Jagger, Sadie Frost, Erin O'Conner, Rachel Stevens, Dionne Bromfield and Cher Lloyd were all in attendance to party with Kate at the star studded event. Talking about her new lipstick collection Kate said "My inspiration for this range was really to create a range of easy to wear, classic shades that I have always worn and loved. From bright reds, to soft pinks and nudes, there is a shade for everyone and any occasion. It was also really important for me that they were comfortable to wear. Whatever your outfit there is sure to be a shade to match!"
Wed 21 Sep 2011
The British Are Coming
Hollywood saw the Emmy awards this weekend with the Brits coming out on top. Stars like the gorgeous Kate Winslet made her red carpet appearance in a stunning v-neck floor length red dress, nodding to the red alert trend. Whilst across the ocean, back home London Fashion Week has been hosting a collection of amazing shows with London's finest in attendance and dressed to impress. A-Listers such as Alesha Dixon were seated at the front row of Julien McDonalds show whilst, Dionne Bromfield and Pixie Geldof were the centre of attention at Sass & Bide held at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
We're excited here at Lipsy HQ about the summer hues that designers have been teasing us with and staying true to what Spring/Summer is all about, so far we've noted large floral delights, short shorts and mini skirts with a twist of 20's style. Backstage at the Paul Costelloe Show at Somerset House the man of the moment gave us his top tips on wardrobe must have's for S/S12, "It's flirty shift dresses, bare legs, ankle socks and your hair up." Ooh! We're loving the sound of that...
Fri 16 Sep 2011
As the New York shows draw to a close, the London Fash Pack get ready to roll out to the shows at Somerset House. Kicking off with Paul Costelloe and Caroline Charles, the fashion capital is buzzing with supermodels and the press waiting for style inspiration. Shows on the Lipsy radar include PPQ and Julien MacDonald as the HQ girls get set to run the fashion week marathon.
Although we know winter isn't quite here yet and we're all still shopping the trends for the current season, it helps a fashionistas to get a sneak peek at what S/S12 has in store and the season is looking bright!! It's the return of digital prints, metallics and bright whites as Nicholas K, Tibi and Vera Wang had models strut their stuff at the Mercedes Benz shows.
Of course a few famous faces were spotted on the front rows as the stars came out sporting their best designer dresses to mark the occasion. Beyonce looked stunning in her earth tone two piece rocking a leather fitted waistcoat and a voluminous black swan style skirt. While, Fashion Police star Kelly Osbourne made her appearance in a swinging sixties dress and white gloves to make a statement.
Thu 15 Sep 2011
Party Like V.I.B - (Very Important Beckham)
As we head into the ultimate party season, it's time to start pulling out the mini's, the strapless, the jewel encrusted and the sure shot LBD for that show stopping dress. Club fashion will be at its finest over the next three months and with a sexy bodycon number to party in, you can look fresh and on-trend in the city with A-List style.
Back out and about after the birth of her gorgeous baby girl, Posh 'Baby spice' Harper seems to have caught her mother's fashionista fever, as she's rumoured to be a fan of fashion with her first shopping trip to Prada this week! "I can't leave her alone for a minute, I haven't been out without her since she was born nine weeks ago" VB told Elle. Sporting this stunning red carpet number, the Lipsy HQ girls give VB's pick a big thumbs up, and with our own A/W11 hot picks you too can achieve Posh' style.
For a softer option to rock your VIB look in, choose Lipsy's Very Pink Dress exclusively made for Impulse. Designed to celebrate Impulses new fragrance Very Pink, the Lipsy one shoulder dress boasts our signature classic party style with a feminine, romantic edge and jewel embellishment for added sparkle.
Thu 15 Sep 2011
Lipsy chats to...Chloe Sims
What are your favourite pieces from the collection?
I'm in love with the 70s inspired red jumpsuit! I find that Lipsy clothes fit so well.
How would you describe your style?
I mainly tend to wear girlie styles, but it does depend on my mood and who I'm with. I like to wear classic, fitted dresses when I'm feeling girlie, but I love to wear rock chick styles with my leather jacket, shoe boots and jewellery.
What's your most extravagant fashion purchase?
An ex-boyfriend once bought me a Prada dress for Christmas.
How long does it take you to get ready for a night out?
I like to take my time for a big night out, it usually takes me 3 hours as I like to drink and relax while I'm getting ready. But I can get ready in 1.5 hours if I'm pushed to!
Do you have any fashion tips for Lipsy girls?
Always buy the right size dress, there's nothing worse than if your dress is too small, it doesn't look flattering. I look to fashion magazines for my inspiration.
Where's your favourite hangout?
In Essex I go to Funky Mojoe and I love the Mayfair Bar and Cirque Du Soir in London.
What are you're A/W essentials?
I'll be wearing lots of faux fur this A/W.
What can we expect from the next season of TOWIE?
This will be the best series yet! We're all a lot more comfortable in front of the cameras now so we're much more relaxed with each other which may be dangerous!
Do you have any tips for people you want to get into TV?
Have a back up plan and stay positive! I wanted to be a model when I was younger but I wasn't tall enough, and then I got into modelling at 25.
Do you have a message for the Lipsy girls?
Keep rocking Lipsy!
Tue 13 Sep 2011
The faithful staple of autumn/winter returns to keep us understated and cosy chic for day and night. From cable knits that granny used to make right through to light picks, we're taking our cue from the A-Listers to bag this season's essential trend. Celebs including Alexa Chung, Rihanna and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley make knits their girl about town day looks and we've made it our fav a/w cover-up item to help keep out the cold.
Choose from patterned chic and peter pan collars to pair with denim for city girl inspired style or take note from high fashion designers and team chunky knits with your evening wear for the ultimate in dressed down glamour. For a modern and on-trend way to wear these staples, make like the models in the Balenciaga show and layer up over your outfit as an alternative to a coat and up your game.
It's the way to go for sensible dressing without compromising your style credentials and keeping it strictly VIP, the fashionistas' predict knits to be the Fashion Week look that all the stars and fash pack will be rocking. So, check out our edited guide of must have cosy buys and keep warm in Lipsy's star style.
1. Lipsy Heart Loose Knit Jumper £32
2. Lipsy Heart Stripe Cardigan £35
3. Lipsy Crochet Back Cardigan £35
4. Lipsy Dotty Jumper £35
Mon 12 Sep 2011
Sweet for My Sweets
The New Face is upon us this season, with beauty taking a turn to 'au naturale'. Make-up artists kept the models looking peachy and chic on the catwalks for a minimal effect and brought a whole new approach to beauty.
Just in, is Lipsy's fab glitzy Beauty collection to help you stunningly nail the trends. Make like the fash pack and invest in sets to get the most out of your look and use our Daytime Doll Set to achieve a/w11 cool eye effect and natural lips; and for nail sophistication bag our Polished to Perfection Nail Set for the ultimate in colour blocking beauty.
For those a little shy of eyebrow grooming, you'll be pleased to hear it's more about the boy/girl look this season as the return to full handsome brows is the new big craze. "Keep brows square on top and straight across with only a slight natural arch to keep them looking as boyish as possible" said Make-up Artist Lucia Pieroni at the Acne a/w 11show. So, let it all grow out girls, and groom your bush with a brush to add structure and strong definition.
As for cheeks, wear your blush in a whole new fashion this season. Apply low daubs of colour and then highlight the apples of your cheeks with creamy flushes for the chiselled look to polish your skin. "Use a cream blush and blend into skin with your finger tips until you have a soft, from-within glow" shared Pat McGrath at the Versace show. A/W 11-12 is all about the fresh face for a sweet cheeks style and with celeb's like Alexa Chung already wearing the beauty trends, the key looks for the season are looking bright.
And while we're on the subject of sweet, congratulations to lovely Pixie Lott on reaching number 1 with her hot new track "All About Tonight"! The single is now in stores and available for download. Pixie has been the talk of the town with her sexy new cropped hairstyle and gorgeous sixties look out and about in town. So, if you haven't heard the super cool song yet, then where have you been? Watch the video here.
Mon 12 Sep 2011
Children of the Revolution
To kick start London Fashion Week this Friday, we're opting for the ultimate in sixties style for our front row appearance. Taking inspiration from the legendary Twiggy, London's super cool street chic and baby doll silhouettes for the children of the revolution; designers such as Bottega Veneta, Burberry Prorsum and Prada made the sixties key trend a theme in their a/w 11 collections to follow.
It's not enough that mini dresses and flares were the new looks to note, as the return of the peter pan collar has firmly made itself the essential buy of the season to nail sixties chic. Colour blocking also comes alive and lights up those cloudy days with bursts of orange, pinks and greens on single pieces to compliment autumn's shedding leaves.
For a play on the boy/girl style, make like Twiggy's iconic look and go for a short cropped haircut to highlight your cheeks for strong definition. We're loving this trend at Lipsy HQ and with our day dresses echoing the swinging sixties, we've nodded to the mod style this season to get the look in high fashion.
Thu 08 Sep 2011
Girl's Best Friend
It's that time of year again to trade in your summer beach straws for autumn/winters structured and sophisticated handbags. As totes and shopper styles have become the season's secret weapon, we star spotted the A-Listers sporting this popular choice in town.
They're the hands free must-have accessory for a less is more look and in true Lipsy fashion we've opted for the luxe approach to nail this trend for star style. With designers such as, Celine, Chloe, Hermes and Chanel leading the way and celeb's including Zoe Saldana and Kate Moss taking a liking to every girl's fashionable best friend, it's no wonder Totes and Shoppers have become the new big style craze.
From animal print to jewel encrusted kisses, choose from our on trend selection to look the part. For daytime elegance, pair your handbag with your winter jacket and then transform in the evening by polishing your LBD with a classic envelope clutch to seal the deal.
As New York Fashion Week kicks off today we're expecting many a high fashion styles to swing by. So, now's the time fashionista's, to show off your style status and pay homage to fashion's No.1 everyday accessory.
Mon 05 Sep 2011
Report to the Catwalk
The countdown for Fashion Week has begun and with our show schedules and style diaries in order we're ready for the unveiling of the hottest trends to rock next season. The Lipsy girls will be making their way to Somerset House to soak up the stylish atmosphere and take note of what designers predict the fashionisatas will be wearing.
To get the best out of your winter red carpet wardrobe make like a supermodel and opt for the must have Cut Out dresses this season or the classic Little Black Dress. They're both on the high fashion agenda with London designers giving them an even edgier and sexier finish this time round.
Lipsy are again heading up the ultimate party looks for the A-List crowd so, take inspiration from our star buys and up the style stakes. To nail the Cut Out's look this winter, be sure to bag an ensemble with a statement hue such, as a 40's jewel tone; and where your LBD's are concerned choose embellishments to make an impact and pair with a glammed up pair of earrings for celebrity style. The key trends set for the shows have been crowned as investments for the fash pack and with these styles on your 'to buy' list you'll achieve must have model chic for the season.
Mon 05 Sep 2011
Ladies Night at the MOBO Nominations
The stars were out at the MOBO nominations this week and Jessie J walked away with a whopping five nominations! We know she is super good at what she does, so they are each very well deserved Jess.
Set to take place next month in Glasgow she shared: "I am so honoured. I have watched so many of the artists I look up to being nominated, winning awards and performing - it's amazing to be in the company of such amazing talent. I can't wait to be there on October 5. Thank you to the MOBO Awards and my fans."
The gorgeous TOWIE girls Lauren Goodger and Lauren Pope were out with their celebrity friends too to soak up the music atmosphere. Snapped in Lipsy looks, the girls had all eyes on them as they rocked their fabulous picks in star style. Get Lauren Pope's scalloped beaded top here now and be the first to bag Lauren Goodger's embellished shift dress at £65 online next week!
Also spotted on the other side of town from the TOWIE crew in Lipsy fashion were Sam Faiers and The Saturdays sweet heart Rochelle; making the most out of the last of the festival season. Rochelle's sexy shorts were the perfect pick for a sunny day of festival fun but, for her must have look to achieve evening glamour, opt for her fav all over studded dress by her good pal Pixie. Add our across the body handbag to your celebrity style and step out looking pretty in Rochelle's sixties chic.
Now girls, it's your last chance to enter the Gossip Girl comp. So, if you and a friend fancy getting your hands on Gossip Girl Season 4, winning a trip to London with £200 towards travel and shopping, plus a £250 Lipsy gift card and a manicure - then enter our Gossip Girl competition today! It's the ultimate treat to celebrate the launch of the 4th season and we've teamed up with Warner Home Video to offer one lucky winner the chance to win this great prize.