Best of London Fashion Week Fall 2014

With everything from colorful feminine looks to bold military style, London Fashion Week had the world watching as over fifty top designers showcased their talents.

First Looks

This year was no exception to the amazing trends seen on the runway.  From head to toe, each look had us “oo-ing” and “ahh-ing.” and we’ve got some of the best and most unique styles to share with you.

Felder Felder took a chic, earthy approach to London Fashion Week. Including earthy greens, berry reds and their signature black leather, it was hard to blink an eye while the fabulous twin sisters’, Annette and Danielia Felder, collection walked the runway.

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J. JS Lee had heads turning at her impeccable looks during this week’s London Fashion Week. Known for her embossed details on solid fabric, she did not let us down this season. Not shying away from color this year, her looks had us swooning.

Haizhen Wang

Haizhen Wang kept his normal masculine femininity! His chic, show-stopping designs took an architectural reference while combing classical tailoring and classic colors.

Christopher Raeburn

Christopher Raeburn combination of detail, functionality and fun is perfect for the funk fashionista. Taking great fabrics and a fabulous color palette, Raeburn’s styles owned the runway.

Jasper Conran

Starting at the age of nineteen, Jasper Conran has been known for his timeless, contemporary British style and this year was just as impressive as the last. With a soft color palette and gorgeous shapes, Conran landed high on our list of amazing designs to hit the catwalk.

Holly Fulton

One of the most fabulous in prints this year, Holly Fulton let her creativity shine. Her graphic prints and luxurious materials were perfectly paired with unique accessories.

John Rocha

John Rocha’s use of fabric and texture was simply stunning – elegant and stylish with a modern twist!

Lucas Nascimento

Lucas Nascimento brought knitwear to life this year with his amazing silhouettes and captivating textures. The delicate detail found in his garments gave a classic and timeless feel.

Alice Temperley of Temperley London

Another master of the print was Alice Temperley of Temperley London. Designing for the sexy, strong, well-travelled woman, her impeccable use of colors and shapes landed her among our favorite of this year.

Emma Farrow of Topshop Unique

Designer Emma Farrow of Topshop Unique had models showing some serious leg this year. Fabulous boots along with hobo-chic layering had all the right embellishments, creating the perfect look for any contemporary professional stylista.

Antonio Berardi

Antonio Berardi’s creates a sophisticated feel pairing his uniquely structured bodices with a sleek, modern shoe!

Burberry Prorsum

To no surprise, Burberry Prorsum blew everyone away with their stunning use of pattern and amazing styling!

Tom Ford

Tom Ford, designs for the uber fashionista, for the woman who knows what they like and is not afraid to show it!

Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha took her strong yet romantic style and created yet another beautiful collection. Her modern use of unique construction and embellishments were pure genius!

Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou’s collection was the perfect combination of bold graphics and industrial jewelry. With a gorgeous color palette of light blues, stunning greens and deep reds paired with its unique footwear, this collection was flawless!

Written by: Kali Borovic As a student journalist, this fashionista, stargazing enthusiast and fitness aficionado loves to write about anything from health to fashion. With a passion for DIY projects and cooking, this Ohio born writer spends most of her time looking up new crafts or coming up with at-home beauty recipes for her blog, Naturally Beautiful. Kali loves to read about any topic under the sun and knows that life is best spent in lipstick, leggings and an oversized sweater.

How to Rock: The Bright Coat

The holidays are over and you’ve made it through the holiday season, all the office parties, and family shindigs. What to do now? Wait out the dull, winter days in anticipation of spring? If you’re trying to wait out winter, honey, you’ve got a couple of months to go. Why not try and make the cold, blustery days a bit more interesting with a fabulous, bright winter coat?

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It’s easy to wear black, brown, or navy during the winter months, and that’s fine, but before you decide to don the same old black sweater and black jeans, consider spicing up your outfit with a brightly colored coat! A bright coat is the perfect accessory to what may be a rather standard winter uniform. Winter fashion for 2014 dictates that outerwear must be as fabulous and head-turning as what’s inside the coat. And while we haven’t met a bright coat look we didn’t like, we’ve chosen the top 5 bright winter coat looks that are sure to help you beat the winter blues while you wait for spring to arrive.

Bright Coat+ Oversized Sweatshirt + Black Leggings

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Running around on your day off? Step out of the house looking casually cute in a mid-length bright coat, a sweatshirt, and black leggings. This is the perfect outfit for a quick trip to the grocery store or a simple short errand trip around town. Try it, you’ll like it.

Bright Coat + Little Black Dress

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I don’t know about you, but I like to make an entrance wherever I go. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the little black dress (ladies, it’s a classic), you can revive it and give it a little oomph with an eye popping cover that’s sure to shield you shield you from the cold and have you looking magnificent at the same time.

Bright Coat + Dress + Booties

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Yes, this article is about the bright coat, but what’s better than one winter trend? Two! Some may consider this dress “simple,” but style it with this coat and leather booties and you’ve got yourself a hot little number that you can wear to happy hour, dinner, or wherever your heart desires. Try this look with a sweater dress if it a bit chill outside!

Bright Coat + Flirty Top + Skinny Jeans

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This ensemble is perfect for brunch with the girls or some Sunday afternoon window shopping. Not only is this look cute, but it’s comfortable and perfect for a weekend brunch with the girls or some Sunday afternoon window shopping. If your workplace has casual Fridays, be ready to pack an extra pair of heels in your workbag and head off to the weekend when the work week is through!

Bright Coat + Work Wear

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One of many mottos: when you look good, you feel good. Why limit the motto to only dressing for non-work occasions? Regardless of your work environment, you can definitely rock a bright coat over your work attire. Walk into the office feeling like a million bucks and get that promotion!

Lindsey Bynum  is a born and bred California girl with a passion for fashion. With prior experience in social media and pr, she has returned to her first love: Writing! She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes, teaches, styles, and lusts after pretty things.

Pantone Color Of The Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

Radiant Orchid, ever since Pantone released its 2014 color of the year it’s all everyone has been talking about. The color is a beautiful purple and has me wanting to be in a field of flowers. Unfortunately, it’s still a little chilly for that but incorporating it into your wardrobe is not a problem! & This trend is here to stay as spring approaches us. Now, here are a few tips I have on working this color into your office attire and making a statement when grabbing drinks with the girls.

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Work: Just because its Monday doesn’t mean you should wear the same blazer you did last Monday. Nope –  it’s time to give your office style a boost. The key to this look is sticking to the basics while adding pops of color. I suggest wearing your favorite black slacks, a patterned blouse, and topping it off with a sand colored cape. Once you’ve got this classic look put together have some fun and brighten up your outfit with a bold pair of heels, oversized purse (for all of your must-haves) and a statement necklace.  If you are still craving more of this dazzling color, try adding a skinny belt and polish you nails.

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eLux – Equipment Slim Signature Polka Dot Blouse $294

Capes

Wolf & Badger – Tahir Sultan Explorers Cape $598

Trouser

House of Fraser – Pied A Terre Slim Trouser – $115

Necklace

White House Black Market – Imperial Cabochon Necklace $41.99

Purse

Hermes – Cabag PM Long $1,525

heels

ModCloth – Treasure Stroll Heel in Rodolite $49.99

Weekend: Radiant Orchid is going to be your new favorite staple for making the most of your weekends. This bright hue will have you making statements and keeping the energy high. I started this look with a classic structured blouse incorporating light rouging. Next, pair it with a Khaki colored circle skirt and a denim jacket. These neutral tones will help keep your outfit from being too overwhelming. I also chose to pair this look with a cheetah flat and bold dangling earrings to give it a little more spice. Keep your bag simple such as a black cross body or clutch and I always enjoy an arm party, so stack on those bangles!

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Old Navy – Women’s Pintuck Tunic $27.97

skirt

Kieu’s – Solid Color High-Waisted Skirt $25

jean jacket

Top Shop – Moto Vintage Oversized Jacket $90

jewelry

Harpers Bazaar – Bruno Magli Mawi Drop Earrings – $300

shoes

Kohl’s – Dana Buchman Smoking Flats – $64.99

shoulder bag

Aldo – Schammel Clutch – $21

bangles

J. Crew – Textured Bangle Set $39.50

Whatever the occasion, let 2014 be the year you have some fun with your wardrobe. Don’t shy away from Radiant Orchid and find ways that you can make this color work for whatever styles you choose. Share your outfit combo’s with us at below in the comment section or @UBlushMagazine on Twitter.  Enjoy!

Written by: Sydney Cologie dream “job” is doing PR for a fashion magazine or retail company. She enjoy reading my horoscope and am often spilling hot coffee on myself. Inspired by city life, swing sets, and oversized sweaters the world is her oyster. Making up new words & watching cartoons are just a few of her favorite pastimes along with buying unnecessary calendars and dreaming of owning a kitten.

Golden Globes 2014 Best Dressed

Ahh- award season is here, the Golden Globes being a perfect start. Whether you are pleased with the winners or a little disappointed that your favorites didn’t get a globe this year one thing is for sure “oohing” & “ahhing” over the red-carpet styles is a must.

The Winners for Best Dressed goes too…

For starters the always-hilarious Tina Fey & Amy Poehler looked amazing, Tina wearing Carolina Herrera & Amy in Stella McCartney.

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Zooey Daschanel in Oscar de la Renta takes us back to another era; from the beaded gown to the accessories is vintage perfection.

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Caitlin FitzGerald in Emelia Wickstead. The cut and color of this dress definitely stands out from the rest along with the pop of orange in her heels gives her a modern and flirty look.

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Cate Blanchett in Armani, this gown is flawless. The shoulder details and all over lace make for a slightly avant-garde and classy look.

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Emma Roberts in a very sophisticated Lanvin gown. The cut of this dress was perfection from the neckline to the flared bottom paired with turquoise earrings finished off the look.

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Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta, the details in the dress are adorable and the slight high-low cut and gives her an elegant ball gown appeal.

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We hope you all enjoyed watching and are left feeling inspired. Share with us your favorite looks of the night just below!

Written by: Sydney Cologie dream “job” is doing PR for a fashion magazine or retail company. She enjoy reading my horoscope and am often spilling hot coffee on myself. Inspired by city life, swing sets, and oversized sweaters the world is her oyster. Making up new words & watching cartoons are just a few of her favorite pastimes along with buying unnecessary calendars and dreaming of owning a kitten.

7 Must Have Winter Fashion Trends

Long gone are the beach talks and the barbeque pool parties, your summer romance, and park-dates’ afternoons; when the sun starts to set a bit sooner than usual, and we obtain longer nights with colder evenings. With Winter in full swing, shopping and catching up with the latest fashion trends is a must. Putting away the short-shorts and the bathing suits, fall gives us a chance to explore the new trends and ideas.

This winter we experience shades of warmer tones like Burgundy, also known as Oxblood, Gray, and Pastels. We revive the feelings of the 90’s and let our style get a bit more rebellious. Keep reading for the Top 7 trends of the season, and items you must have in your closet. You don’t want to “fall” behind don’t you?

1.  Oxblood/ Burgundy

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This color exudes passion, and this fall is made even more dramatic with deeper, darker undertones.

2. The Riot Girl

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The smell of youth from the 90’s is back, letting our style show a rebellious statement even if we can’t. From the runway to the street, oversized layered clothing, slip dresses, beanies, comeback boots to plaid across all markets.

3. Embellishments

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Exuding a “back-off” attitude with all the embellishments’ are alive in the runway, given the garments a bold yet luxurious look this fall. An embellishment detail added on to the pockets, hems, collars or anywhere in the garment will give it a personalized look and will make you unique and give you a distinct look from the rest of the crowd.

4. Mixed Textures 

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The most fun trend of all! Playing with fabrics never got easier; normally you must choose one novelty fabric and stick to the basics. It’s time to cheat and look fabulous while doing it! Play with your silks, metallic, leather, lace and many more textures to create a great look. Create combinations that take you from day to night if you’d wish, while keeping warm at the same time, just make sure they are all within the same color palette.

5. Gray for Black?

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Seems like gray has found its way home this season. Going broad from hair wear to wool cocktail dresses, gray has expanded the trend. Designers this season have found yet a new way to portray cool contemporary looks by using different shades of grays into their color scheme.

6. All Pastel

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Stepping aside from the dark tones and shades, there is a more feminine look to the season.

7. Fur Coats

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And our favorite trend of all… The FUR Coat!

So, hit the stores Lovelies and get your dose of winter style!

Written by: Christy Baez Ghandi said that “Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, however it is very important that you do it.” I enjoy long walks in the park on a windy day and the company of a good book every now and then. My only wish is to help those who are in need, even if it’s just putting a smile on a strangers face. I’m a lover of photography and fashion. I’m an undergraduate of the Art Institute of NYC majoring in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. I’m a dreamer roaming the streets of life in new york city but at the end of the day I’m a 20 year old girl who is trying to conquer the world one step at the time while writing her story in between the lines.

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