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The winner of the 2nd Mango Fashion Awards Lee Jean Youn, has designed a limited edition capsule collection for the brand: Lee Jean for Mango

The collection just launched and embodies a blend of simplicity and romance, combining traditional elements of the Orient with a hint of European rock chic. It is made up of 11 pieces that include tailoring, evening dresses, washed silk trousers, and a couple of key accessories.

The capsule collection is extremely bold, with pure lines and in search of the balance and simplicity proper of the Asian designer.

The key garments are without any doubt his shirts. With easily recognizable details such as Mao necks or minimalist sleeves, his palette ranges from black to white, including the seasonal hit –maquillage – and a wide plethora of grayish and stone tones. Glass beads, Swaroski crystals and little embroidery applications in cuff-links and laces make the rest of this coveted and limited collection. Prices are fairly affordable, from 40 to 100 euros the most of statement pieces.

Lee Jean Youn won the Mango Fashion Awards last year, winning a prize of 300,000 Euros, which is the largest prize to date for a competition like this. The third edition of the awards has just launched, with the 10 finalists to be announced.

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Following the trend of the pop up stores and joining forces to celebrate its 50th birthday in the case of Carnaby Street and to heat the launch of its online Denim Bar on behalf of my-wardrobe.com, London’s 38 Carnaby Street will play host to London’s debut pop-up bar made entirely of denim on the 27th – 28th May.

PRPS, Nudie, Stone Island Denim, Levis, APC, King Krash, Levi’s Vintage and Edwin are some of the featuring designer brands which will denimize the temporary bar.

Served from the tap, it would be difficult to decide among the skinny, slim, straight, relaxed and boot-cut or the various denim treatments including black coated, vintage wash, raw, organic, crinkle wash or salvage. To create a home feeling proper from the best historic pub, shoppers can be assisted by my-wardrobe.com’s own denim experts from our buying and styling teams.

The bar is the last treat from designer Mark Lawson-Bell, the creative mind behind Conduit Street’s Sketch’s interior design concept. Those who are already curious about the venture and thinking of dedicate some spare time of this bank holiday at the West End will be positively surprised when enjoying the complimentary Tanqueray No.10 my-martini in style, whilst browsing the SS10 menswear denim collections from the site.

If you are looking desperately for a dress for that wedding what is unstoppable getting closer, or for the perfect outfit to inaugurate this year´s horse racing social events, take a walk to your nearest Ted Baker store.

Better if you go tomorrow or after tomorrow, since they are celebrating the summer arrival with a 20% off. Just have to sign up at http://www.tedbakerpromotions.co.uk and you will get that discount at one of their summer shopping evenings. While you shop their latest collections, you’ll enjoy complimentary drinks, courtesy of Isklar water, Kirin Ichiban beer and Smirnoff Black.

Don´t think is enough? Then book and confirm your date online! You could be in with the chance of winning the ultimate shopping weekend courtesy of Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin with £1,000 to spend in your favourite Ted Baker store.

There’s also the chance to win a Sony Bloggie camera and a year supply of Isklar Water is up for grabs.

Participating stores:

Wednesday 26th May 4-8pm
Cambridge

Thursday 27th May 4pm- 8:30pm
Bath, Belfast, Birmingham, Bluewater, Brighton, Bristol, Canary Wharf, Cheapside – Ted Baker & Friends, Covent Garden – Floral St, Covent Garden – Langley Court (womenswear only), Dublin, Glasgow, Guildford, Kings Road, Leeds, Liverpool – Button St, Liverpool ONE – Peters Lane, Manchester, Nottingham, Regent St, Richmond, Sheffield, South Molton St (womenswear only), Westfield London – The Atrium, Westfield London – The Village (Ted Baker Pashion), Westbourne Grove and online at http://www.tedbaker.com.

Also at a click at  www.tedbaker.com between 4:00pm and 12.00midnight

Warned you are. Retail concept store Wolf & Badger has launched its inaugural Graduate Design Awards, a competition aimed to support emerging talent.

With this initiative, the lifestyle store offers three designers the chance to present and sell their graduate collection at its flagship boutique in Notting Hill.

There are three areas to compete in: fashion, jewellery and product design (including glassware and ceramics). Submissions will be accepted until June 14, with the winners announced at an awards ceremony in the autumn

Aware of for independent designers it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure affordable and prominent retail space, Wolf & Badger presents a sustainable solution to this problem: a unique platform for labels to be seen by shoppers, the media, trade buyers and industry experts.

All aspects of retailing such as staffing, sales, insurance, security and stock management are included in a simple licence fee, starting from just £55 per week that allows member designers to focus on what they do best – creating design-led marketable products.

“We enable the best new-generation and established designers to showcase their products in a prime high-street location, offering a full service that removes all of the challenges of setting-up and running a retail business” explains the parents of such a holistic concept.

 

                     

Perfect for your sweetest steps, the first collection of Footwear designer Josh Wyman for the new label Kandee Shoes has just been unveiled.  Created to recreate the ‘child in a sweetshop’ feeling, the shoes come in a range of candy hues, including peppermint green pumps and ‘fruit salad’ peep-toes. All styles are available to buy online and range from 99 pounds.

Among the most wanted, the Kandee’s Dolly Mix Wedge with a heel of 5 inches with a 2 inch platform – sunglasses required to digest these colorful beauties – or the Kandee’s Lemon Drops diamond-leather yellow heels with a heel of 5 inches with a 1 inch platform, which will look great dressed up with your favorite LBD or dressed down with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a simple white vest.

Collecting best-sellers? Talk about delicious…and make yours the Kandee’s Bubbly Gum Heels or the Milky Bar Boots, Kandee’s cream lambs leather ankle boots. Heel measures 130mm/5inches with a 25mm/1inch platform.

Do you dare to try the savory ones? Fruit Salad PeepToes are the ones then. Kandee’s orange patent leather peep-toe with pink outer sole. Heel measures approximately 130mm/5inches with 15mm/0.5inch platform.

…As it has been proving for the past months. When we can still enjoy the newest colors thanks to Diet Coke and Boots, the king of nail´s beauty announces a new venture:  they have teamed the jewellery brand Martine Wester to create a complementary nail polish and cocktail ring gift box.

Priced £45, each box contains one of six cocktail rings and a complementary nail polish, created exclusively for the collaboration; colors are Hollywood Siren, a classic red; Sun Goddess, a hot pink; and Fashionista, a sophisticated taupe shade.

This summer there’s no excuse for your nails not to match your ring!

What can bring together two Brit fashion giants that, apparently little have in common? Flowers! Spring is here, it´s blooming lovely and nobody dares to ignore it.

This does seem to be the obvious answer for the creative directors of Fred Perry and Liberty. The outcome of the latest collaboration between them is Liberty Blank Canvas, a doubly quintessential British collection of classic Fred Perry products with the iconic Liberty prints.

The joint forces present a stand-out-from-the-crowd-in-classic Fred Perry pieces styled using two of Liberty’s timeless paisley and floral prints. 

Among the favorites, a re-worked classic M12 polo, a short sleeved shirt fully printed in both Liberty prints and the Classic Fred Perry Black Harrington Jacket with paisley Liberty lining.

If you are getting excited as you read further, don´t waste more time and head to the Fred Perry store at 6-8 Shorts Gardens, within the fashionable neighborhood of Seven Dials, in Covent Garden.

If you have nothing on your agenda for the last Bank Holiday of the season, at the corner already, think about taking a short break at Manchester.  The only you need is such a good excuse as the Manchester Fashion Network to drive towards the national industrial hub.

If already thinking of becoming a Manchester Vintage Bank Holiday Weekender, hurry up and find out how to get to the Triangle shopping centre, as it will be the venue for the biggest vintage event in the UK!

Free entry and three whole days of digging into mountains of historical and treasured pieces will male the rest. Remember, from Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th May, and Monday 1st June.

Among the participants, the upcoming value Ruthie McCall whose findings can convert into your new shirt- dress or back to Sixties outfit ranging from 18 pounds.

 

      For those chasing the Tres Chic Quintessence at its natural home, Paris, Petit Paris has some invitations for you. If you are planning to spend this weekend in the capital of glamour, make room in your luggage for the return flight: you can get into the private sales of Tara Jarmon and Zadig&Voltaire.

Both will be taking place in a matter of days. From today and until this Saturday, they will be showing the latest robes, skirts and dresses of this label, which for many are the essence of féminité, trend and chic. For seven hours from 10am each day and with prices starting at 70 € the minis, this event is every fashionista´s dream.

Surely this call will wake up your bargain hunting instinct. Congrats! T-shirts in cashmere and cool wool summer dresses will be the spoilt ones at heir flagship store located at 58 avenue Philippe Auguste, Paris 11e, métro Alexandre Dumas ou Rue des Boulets. Remember to take your invitation from My Little Paris with you, as both are private events!

With the sun shyly shinning but promising the start of the real summer, bare legs and sandals become the seasonal protagonists. Aware of such a fact, Anna Scaife, founder and creative director of ‘Anna Lou of London’, presents a plethora of naïf, romantic, pop and always original bracelets to tingle each of your wrist movements.

Bearing your budget and making three whishes, you can opt among bangle your arms up with Lucky Charm, Fancy Flamingo, Swan Lake or Anchors Way or playing harder with her Cut Out Heart Enamel Cuffs, presented in a variety of fashionable colors, from Oxford blue to Chewing Strawberry Pink.

Prefer the comfort of your sofa and the back up of the laziness click? Try here to discover this British designer latest in to braze yourself with a hint of summer color. All together diversion, fresh breeze and a mindful price ranging from 35 to 45 pounds per unit.

Designed and hand crafted in both in the UK and overseas, each is piece made to the highest degree of care and quality. Fancy them? Look these treats up at Harvey Nichols, Fenwicks, Cruise, W Hotels (USA), Nave (Japan) and exclusive boutiques.

Celebrity clientele are an impressive and continually expanding list of red carpet glitterati, including Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Kate Winslet, Minnie Driver, Trinny Woodall, and Jodie Kidd. The ‘Anna Lou of London’ collection has also been a hit with great young fashion icons such as Peaches Geldof, Charlotte Church, Cat Deeley, Fearne Cotton, Chantelle and Myleene Klass.

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