Roz’s red ombre hair & flatform boots stood out from the city suits in sunny Spitalfields.
Roz Woodman was a rose in a sea of city suits in Old Spitalfields Market, London. The illustrator and printer wears Topshop high waisted jeans, H&M top, ASOS boots, TK Maxx bag and hat from a charity shop. Her gorgeous red fade-out hair colour was done by Chop Hair in Essex. Check out Roz’s prints here.
Hair: Too shy for dip-dye? Have a fade-out colour instead. We tested it out for you..
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter various hair colour phases from Florence Welch red to Milla Jovovich Fifth Element orange, I’ve had a few years of hair dye respite with au natural locks. Having had pangs for colour again but feeling a bit nervous, I’ve tip-toed round the idea of rocking vibrant dip-dyed hair (see our dip-dye homage on Pinterest) as there’s always the option to chop a few centimetres off if those neon pink ends weren’t really me. But there is another solution for colour wimps such as I; a safe step down from an ombre or dip-dye is a fade-out, as seen at Vera Wang. Ego colour technician Grace Cullen explained the fade-out is much like the dip-dye but the root colour fades into the end colour with no pronounced line. Grace eased me back into the colour spectrum with a subtle caramel dye through my ends. The result was a warmer look, the caramel tones catching the sun and making my hair look thicker, but with the comfort of staying true to my roots. Now that wasn’t so hard, I’m going back for some scarlet tips!
Hair by Grace Cullen at Ego, Queens Park, London. Bookings: 020 7625 4811.
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From mary janes to brogues, here’s five of our favorite flats to take you through to Autumn.
[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom mary janes to brogues, here’s five of our favorite flat flats to take you through to Autumn.
Toughen up a floral dress and get a little lift in Topshop’s Judge satin loafers.
Dress up jeans with Kurt Geiger’s sharp Leila lace up shoes.
Sleek and simple Deena & Ozzy suede blue horse pumps at Urban Outfitters.
Acne’s modern take on Mary Janes with an ankle strap in pillar box red.
Dr Martens do dainty with these light weight Poise Polina brogues at ASOS.
All Saints PR Genevieve in All Saints, Ray Bans & Mulberry purse.
Blonde stunner Genevieve Rogers is a PR at AllSaints. She’s pictured on Hanbury Street in Shoreditch wearing an AllSaints Echo sweatshirt, Ray Ban sunglasses and Mulberry lock purse.
Hairpieces, statement sunnies & bodysuits; check out Wilderness Fest’s style treats.
Wilderness Festival 2013 didn’t disappoint, with the likes of Empire Of The Sun and Tom Odell bringing us audio treats, tempting vintage and handmade boutiques, risque cricket matches complete with streakers, a masked ball and of course parades of super stylish ladies and gents! During a quick break from the larks and lake swimming we took some festival style snaps. Early bird tickets for 2014 available now.
Artist Amy Isles-Freeman wears ASOS orange maxi dress, jewelled leather bag from Marrakech Souk market and hoop earrings from New Look.
Lovely festival lady in a bodysuit from Spangled.
Tiu De Haan (left) wears Rosa Bloom bodysuit. Imogen Butler-Cole wears a vintage dress from New York and purple Converse trainers. Imogen made both hair pieces.
Phebi Heffer wears Topshop dress and leather jacket, Accessorise bag and Converse trainers, Georgie wears Urban Outfitters dress and peach Converse trainers.
Nav Bains wears customised jacket from Major London, her own range.
We caught the Old Spitalfields Market stop of Henry Hollands Mr Quiffy tour.
Fashion students Tahmida and Laura were two of the lovely ladies serving in House Of Hollands pop-up Mr Quiffy shop. Tahmida, left, wears House Of Holland T Shirt and sunglasses, eBay chain, New Look crushed velvet leggings and vintage platform boots. Laura wears House Of Holland T Shirt and sunglasses, American Apparel skirt, Vans trainers and a Kalido necklace. Check out our visit to Mr Quiffy here.
Knitwear trends for AW13 – cosiness coupled with glamour.
While some materials such as denim and leather are never out of fashion, wool ebbs and flows from year to year. On the catwalks last year knitwear had taken a bit of a back seat, but the good news is that this winter, sweaters, jumpers & cardigans are going to be ubiquitous. The trends for autumn and winter 2013-14 include a collaboration between warmth and cosiness coupled with glamour. The fashion houses have gone overboard getting sweaters back into fashion; just look at the collections of Burberry, Pringle, or Vivienne Westwood.
An up coming trend in knitwear is as many garish glammed-up patterns, images and colours you can find, it’s all about saying this is wool and I want to shout it out loud! It may seem a bit odd parading knitwear during the warmer months but throw on an over sized boyfriend sweater for those cooler evenings out or team a knitted cape with leather skinny trousers a la Kick Ass actress Chloe Moretz, below. If neutral knits are what you’re after then French Connection (main pic) have some simple flattering shapes enhanced with zips, animals and shiny motifs.
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