Street Style: Kristina In Rome

Shopping in the Spanish Steps area in Celine & Chloe.

[dropcap]K[/dropcap]ristina is pictured shopping in the Spanish Steps area of Rome. She wears a striking red Celine coat and a Chloe handbag.

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MONA Swims: The print you wear that doesn’t wear you

Giving you a first look at the go to swimwear of the Summer, MONA

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[dropcap]G[/dropcap]iving you a first look at the new season of MONA Swims from East London based duo Sophia Heffer and Carla Johnson; set to be the go to swimwear label for 2014. MONA is back by popular demand after selling out the entire stock of their debut collection. Now launching their SS14 range and their own online store, the pair have continued to produce sophisticated swimwear and leggings of a high standard, all cut and made entirely in the UK. Every detail of the AELLAI collection (meaning whirlwind), is inspired by wild nature and rugged sea coves, folklore and mythology, the result being a dark twist in bikini’s, swimming costumes and their signature Sea Legs leggings. The flattering high-waisted briefs, halter necks and structured bustiers mix bold reptile prints with breath taking colour pallets, designed to enhance each individuals unique beauty. Each piece has it’s own one off placement on MONA’s original print designs, so no two pieces are the same.Mona Swimsuit Made In UK

MONA was born in 2012 after fashion hair stylist and colour expert Sophia joined forces with award-winning textile artist and silk matrix Carla. Both Sophia and Carla have combined their careers with global travel and cultural exploration, and after meeting in Ibiza in 2005, friendship and creativity blossomed. They both yearned for on trend swimwear that would create the perfect hourglass silhouette on the varied body shapes of themselves and their friends, making the wearer feel like a ‘Sea Goddess’. A quick scan of the MONA Instagram feed (pictured below), shows they’ve achieved their goal. The Mona creations have been featured in Glamour magazine and style spotted on ladies in Ibiza hot spots and at various festivals including The Burning Man in Nevada Desert.

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Imagery from MONA’s lookbook, shot in Norway by photographer Roger Renburg on Vogue model Preeti Dhata. The shoot was a meeting of creatives including Holly Silius; make up artist and creator of exciting new nail trends, rust and corrosion inspired jewellery designer Jayne Fowler, Hackney born trend setter and stylist to the stars Issie gibbons, and of course the MONA team. Shop Mona Swims here.

Street Style: Alejandra Trejo’s Bicycle Style In Rome

Snapped by Trevi Fountain in Tom Ford, American Apparel & vintage

[dropcap]J[/dropcap]et setter Alejandra Trejo was gliding down a busy cobbled street off the Trevi Fountain in Rome like it was the easiest thing in the world. She’s pictured on her vintage pink bike wearing vintage, American Apparel leggings and Tom Ford sunglasses.

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Hat Over Heels: Milliner Workshop For Women With Hair Loss

Milliners Sahar Freemantle & Katherine Ferdinand launch hat making event at Institute Of Making

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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]illiners Sahar Freemantle and Katherine Ferdinand (both pictured below) are launching a project for women who have undergone hair loss. A free day of fun, creativity and empowerment where each lady is invited to make and decorate their own bespoke hat or headpiece. The first event will be held at and sponsored by The Institute of Making, UCL on Saturday 5th April and will allow 15 women plus a guest to spend the day – with the assistance of professional milliners – to create their own cloche, turban, or other style of headwear.

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‘Hat Over Heels’ came about when Sahar Freemantle took part in a Leadership programme at the Landmark Education Centre, which encouraged participants to lead a community project. Sahar has had many past requests from cancer patients for hats, and realised how special it would be to hold a day for them and their loved ones to come and enjoy themselves, whilst making their own personalised hat.

Sahar, who has two millinery labels; UglyLovely and Sahar Millinery says; ‘My two brands are quite different, one is about finding beauty in the unconventional, and the other is more vintage in style. ‘Hat Over Heels’ is bringing the two together, a celebration of beauty in all forms, and allowing these incredible women to express their inner gems of creativity and femininity. My aim is to create a very happy memory in this otherwise testing time’.

Katherine joined the project after creating her initiial collection dedicated to femininity and elegance ‘‘As women, hair holds much of our identity and its loss can impact our confidence dramatically. After being touched by cancer both with family and friends I learnt the importance of maintaining the feeling of femininity, fun and normality throughout this process. It is a difficult time therefore when Sahar approached me with this project I was eager to get involved and help to create an experience where all women feel comfortable, beautiful and confident’.

To book a space for yourself or a friend or for press enquiries please contact sahar@uglylovely.co.uk and show support by ‘liking’ the Facebook page www.facebook.com/hatoverheels

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Inject Colour With Inkkas Ethical Trainers

Fall in love with Inkkas technicolour Peruvian prints

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[dropcap]S[/dropcap]pend a bit of time in Peru and you’re likely to fall in love with the traditional woven fabrics piled high in technicolour towers in the street markets. Having bought some myself, intending it for a handmade festival dream coat, I accepted my sewing machine skills weren’t going to cut the mustard. The fabric now adorns my sofa cushions and I’ve let Inkkas do the hard work in providing wearable Peruvian print in the form of their London Sky trainers, see above. Within a year of Inkkas 2012 launch their shoes had been featured in Vogue and Elle, and stocked in Topshop and Urban Outfitters. As well as being a nice blend of urban hipster and tie dye hippy, perfect to inject some soul and colour into a low key outfit, their collections have also been made with the planet and it’s inhabitants in mind. Inkkas are in partnership with Trees For The Future and plant a tree for every pair of trainers sold. Their Fairtrade shoes are made by Peruvian artisans, and the brand work by the moto ‘Don’t just buy a product, buy a small piece of a better world’.

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Street Style: Tilly Morris In AQ/AQ On Regent St

Tilly sleek style in AQ/AQ, Celine & Topshop shopping in London.

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]illy Morris, a 19 year old retail supervisor from London, was pictured whilst shopping on Regent Street. We stopped to admire her gorgeous eyebrows, sleek black outfit and vibrant orange Celine handbag. She wears Topshop jeans and stiletto shoes and an AQ/AQ top and jacket.Tilly Morris

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Street Style: Julia’s Metallic Jacket In Oxford Circus

Julia Lawton on her way to a job interview in Oxford Circus, not surprisingly for a job in fashion.

[dropcap]J[/dropcap]ulia Lawton, from Vancouver, was on her way to a job interview in Oxford Circus, not surprisingly for a job in fashion. She’s wearing a Topshop metallic blazer, Club Monaco shirt and trousers, Longchamp tote, American Apparel shoes, Topshop sunglasses and Anthropology watch.

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