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For spring/summer 2015, PPQ presented clothes to wear to 'the coolest party of the fashion season', finished with high gloss hair taken to a creative extreme by the Toni & Guy session team, resulting in a 'modern day tiara' of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Swelle Life
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Knitwear designers studying in Italy are invited to enter the Knitting for Juliet competition launched by Fashion Ground Academy of Italian Design in Verona, the city of love, and Romeo and Juliet. The competition will bring together emerging talents and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Swelle Life
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I was recently asked if I would like to review the Magic Layer top from JML, which you may have seen advertised. When I read that the top promises to retain heat yet doesn't feel like you're wearing an extra... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Swelle Life
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It was not possible to walk past Nicholas Rose's luminous, contoured lamp shades at 100% Design the other week, I felt like a moth drawn to a flame. The Leeds-based designer has an affinity for colour, and combined with a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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I think we could all use a dose of soft, pretty and innocent right now. Paul Costelloe brought his unabashed femininity to the runway in his SS 15 collection of throwback dresses, skirt suits and coats, but his 'Angels' had... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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While I love the idea of going out to eat and catching up with friends, and having everything taken care of for you, there's nothing more enjoyable than creating your own wonderful Sunday brunch at home, just the way you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Carmen Dell’Orefice...if this is what being in your 80s looks like then I'm looking forward to it! The legendary model, who once declared to Vanity Fair, “If I die, it will be with my high heels on”, is set to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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On my way out of London on Saturday, I stopped by Five Guys in Covent Garden around 2pm to review their famous burgers and fries. I'd never been as we don't have a location up in Newcastle, but I knew... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Intel recently debuted its MICA smart bracelet, a collaboration with Open Ceremony With no hope of Google Glass becoming mainstream any time soon, it seems the place to wear your tech in 2014 is not on your face, as expected,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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This is what 'sex on a motorcycle' hair looks like! Well, it does to Jean-Pierre Braganza. For his SS15 show, 'Architectonic', he asked the Toni & Guy session team to create 'dishevelled, very beautiful, soft, flowing, long hair' to complement... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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The film series, #UnlockArt, produced by Tate and supported by Le Meridien, concluded with the release of the last of eight films, What's So Funny?, decided by an online poll. It was a lighthearted end (though humour was present in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at The Swelle Life
If I had to nominate an inspirational creative to motivate aspiring British fashion designers, Fred Butler would be at the top of my list. Somewhereto_ saw the magic, too, and chose the colour-loving designer and consultant, who has had pieces... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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NET-A-PORTER has gone sporty with their 7-Day Body Reboot, a daily fitness and healthy diet program presented as a video series. I think this is brilliant for two reasons. First, it's a smart way to promote their Women's Training Collection... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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As a huge Buffy fan, I bring you an interview with 'Giles', Anthony Head, who hasn't been short of meaty roles since the show ended eleven years ago. With his designer stubble, razor-sharp style and pearly-white grin, Anthony Head’s outward... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Following the wrap-up of Stockholm Fashion Week is the launch of a new collaboration between two Swedish fashion greats, skate/street brand WeSC and design duo Altewai Saome. The 12-piece womenswear capsule collection of Neoprene, wool blend, jersey and fleece, would... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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For a different kind of Christmas, try following the Scandinavian traditions - it's stylish yet warm and cozy. Come again? I know, it’s still summer, and you’re still wearing shorts. On the better days. Or at least around the house.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at The Swelle Life
The Design and Craft Fair, MADE LONDON, returns to One Marylebone 24-26 October to present the very best in contemporary craft and design. Showcasing over 120 highly original makers and designers from the UK and Europe, the show offers visitors... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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One of the greatest aspects of travelling is discovering other styles of interiors that reflect a life and culture different from our own, then trying to recreate them at home. Local designs tend to be influenced by the colours and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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There's a newly built room waiting for me back in England that isn't quite finished but now has honeycomb blinds that lock down, a floor, modular sofa, and dining table. And a huge TV mounted on the wall - a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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It's called Ripley's Aquarium of Canada (as opposed to Ripley's Aquarium of Toronto which would follow the format for their US locations), which is not helping the general notion down south that there's nothing in Canada but a few things.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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As mentioned many times, I like to fill my wardrobe with pieces I can wear beyond a season, especially in the UK where you're never really sure what season it's supposed to be. And storage is at a premium for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Designer collaboration is the way forward for brands who want to inject style into their products, and now baked snack maker Jacob’s has teamed up with British knitwear design trio, SIBLING, to create a limited edition cracker tin that will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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source Your bathroom may not be the biggest or the most glamourous room in the house but it is one of the most important to keep up-to-date and fresh. Along with the kitchen, the master bathroom is the most valuable... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Source Our bathroom reno is still a while away, but it's good to start figuring out what you want well before your old one gets ripped out. I recently I visited a showroom and had some looks at options, particuarly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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I'm taking you backstage again! This time at Orlebar Brown's Covent Garden shop where the SS15 collection of tailored beach and resort wear was shown both in in the shop, and to the delight of the neighbours, the street. Downstairs,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at The Swelle Life