The Topshop Summer Playlist

Whether you’re heading off on hols, having a stay-cay or just looking to bring some summer to your working day – we’ve compiled the ultimate summer playlist. From Rihanna’s latest track to classic feel-good anthems, here’s what we’re listening to this summerSummer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, tradition and culture, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.

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How To Do The Street Style Trend: New Colour Combinations – Topshop

This summerSummer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, tradition and culture, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa., it’s all about making a statement with bright colours. But how does the look work without being over-the-top? We’ve turned to the street style stars to find the best colour combinations to try this season.
1. Ombre pleats
Pleated and fringed fabrics feel fresh updated in ombre layers or colour-fade knits. Keep the silhouette long and straight as a neutral canvas for the eye-catching colour.
2. Sky shades
Evoke blue skies and rays of sun in your wardrobe by pairing pale blue and soft yellow pieces together.
3. Colour-block bags
The colour-block tote bag is trending. Wear it against an all-white or monochrome outfit to make the colours really stand out.
4. Peaches and cream
Shades of cream and rich peachy-yellow complement each other effortlessly this summer. Take the look a step further by adding little pops of pastel pink or blue.
5. Rainbow stripes
We’re loving the colourful stripes on everything from midi skirts to bodycon dresses and summer tops.

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ANDY TORRES TAKES TEL AVIV – H&M

There are worse places to sit down for an interview than on the rooftop of the Carlton Hotel in Tel Aviv, overlooking the infinity of the Mediterranean on one side, and the high-rising skyscrapers and miles of urban sprawl on the other. It’s Thursday evening and the city that’s always down to party is bustling. Fashion entrepreneur and blog pioneer Andy Torres – also known as StyleScrapbook – is in the Land of Milk and Honey for the first time, spending her time on the beach, browsing vintage finds in the ancient port of Old Jaffa, and going to obscure salsa clubs.

“Tel Aviv is completely different than I expected. The architecture is incredible, the streets are clean and it’s so incredibly vibrant,” she says while waiting to leave the hotel for an evening out, wearing a black, off-shoulder jumpsuitJumpsuit originally referred to the functional one-piece garments used by parachuters/skydivers, but has come to be used as a common term for any one-piece garment with sleeves and legs. paired with an oversized leather clutch.

Tel Aviv is nicknamed The White City because of the Bauhaus architecture that makes up much of the city center, built between the 40s and 60s. It’s a melting pot of different cultures, and its hot climate and close ties to the sea make it a unique place where everything happens outside – both on the city streets and on the world-renowned 15-kilometer-long beach-stretch that hosts surfers, yogis, tourists, worshippers – and everyone else.

“I love sunny and hot cities, so Tel Aviv is right down my alley,” Andy says and continues: “it reminds me of Miami, Venice Beach [in Los Angeles] and Barcelona – which are three of my favorite places, but the beaches here are cleaner and there’s just as much or even more to explore.”

With perpetual sunlight, it’s always summer in Tel Aviv and there are always crowds sitting on stools outside restaurants and cafés, dipping bread in tahini, and cooling down with lemonade or a locally produced Gold Star beer.

One restaurant that captures the spirit of Tel Aviv’s endless summers is Port Sa’id, which is located just across from the largest synagogue in town, and named “the capital of Tel Avivan hipster life” by TimeOut Magazine. Unless you arrive at the restaurant very early or very late – you should be prepared to wait on the curb till one of the effortlessly cool waitresses calls your name.

“It’s definitely worth waiting to eat at Port Sa’id. Everything is really fresh, it has a great vibe and it’s a meeting place for young people,” says Andy Torres.

WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO SUMMER OUTFIT?
“In the summer, I’m the kind of person who can wear the same T-shirt for three days straight. In the winter I love layering and wearing warm clothes, so hot-weather dressing is a little tricky for me. I’m less creative and trend-focused and instead try to be more smart about what I wear – opting for comfy dresses, jumpsuits and minimalistic pieces. However, I’m never boring, I can’t be boring when it comes to style, so I always have something on that pops, whether it’s earrings, a cool bag or just an all-over printed dress or top.”

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT SUMMER?
“I’m from Mexico, and because I grew up in a hot climate I never really understood the power of summer until I moved to Europe, to Amsterdam. It makes people (myself included) so happy. I love to rent a boat and go around on the canals in Amsterdam, or just hang out on a beach, listening to music and eating food when I’m abroad.”

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR WHEN GOING ON A SUMMER HOLIDAY?
“I want to find somewhere I can dance. EDM culture is really big in Amsterdam, and I’m not at all into it. I try to find obscure salsa clubs and weird places like that where I can really, really dance.”

WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU GET TO YOUR DESTINATION?
“I unpack and put everything in the hotel wardrobe. I’m actually really organized! Then I go on Yelp or ask my followers to DM [direct message on Instagram] me about the best places to eat, drink, dance and beach.”

WHAT TYPE OF BEACH ARE YOU INTO?
“I need things to do when I’m at the beach, and I don’t mind having people to look at when I’m there. With temps hitting well over 90 in Tel Aviv, I’ll be at the beach, more specifically in the water, till late in the afternoon before I start exploring the town.”

BIG CITY OR SMALL BEACH TOWN?
“I need the buzz of a big city and the convenience, and all the opportunities of things to do. I need the energy that city life provides.”

BACKPACKING OR RESORT?
“Hell no to backpacking! But I should probably try it just to get out of my comfort zone.”

POOL OR OCEAN?
“Ocean – one hundred percent. I grew up going to the beach and have the best memories of my life from beach days with my family. I don’t understand people who don’t go to the ocean.”

IF YOU COULD ONLY PACK ONE THING – WHAT WOULD IT BE?
“One thing? That’s impossible. I’d have to bring my laptop though; I think the world might stop if I don’t have it with me [laughs].”

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http://www.hm.com/us/magazine/culture/travel/2017/06/andy-torres-takes-tel-aviv

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE JUMPSUIT – H&M

Skiers, aviators, parachutists. The history of the jumpsuitJumpsuit originally referred to the functional one-piece garments used by parachuters/skydivers, but has come to be used as a common term for any one-piece garment with sleeves and legs. begins in the early 1900s and shadows the development of the modern aircraft, since it was created for the people who jumped out of them – hence how it got its high-flying name. The jumpsuit’s roots are galaxies away from the plush status it holds today. Then a garment worn for an extremely dangerous line of work, now an item worn by lazy (yet chic) girls who don’t want to waste time pairing two pieces together.

The first jumpsuit made for everyday use was introduced by Italian artist Thayaht in 1919. He wanted to make an anti-bourgeois statement and created a comfortable and easy-to-wear suit for the working class women in factories and on the fields. However, his vision of the garment as a proletariat signature boomeranged when it quickly gained popularity among the Florentine upper class instead. It would take another decade for the comfortable one-piece to reach fashion status.

In the late 30s, fashion legend – and Coco Chanel’s greatest rival – Elsa Schiaparelli introduced the jumpsuit as we know it today (except that it came with a flask and matching gas mask). Crafted from green silk with large front pockets, it received praise from critics and gained status as an appropriate option to the evening gown. In the 40s and 50s, Hollywood superstars Katharine Hepburn and Rita Hayworth were caught sporting silky one-pieces, which made the garment a short-lived trend piece. Here, the jumpsuit became an indicator of class and of a forward-thinking, utilitarian approach to fashion.

If the suit became accepted as womenswear in the 50s, it truly reached trend status in the 70s and 80s. With disco, color-blocked overalls and aerobics-inspired ensembles being in style, the jumpsuit was an absolute must to pair with frizzy hair, neon eyeliner and legwarmers.

As the 80s ended, so did the love for the jumpsuit. Although the trend faded, the suit had become a timeless fashion mainstay, finding back to its glamorous roots and the effortless look it first represented in the 40s and 50s.

Today, the jumpsuit is one of the most versatile garments in our wardrobes and the ultimate item to go from beach to evening. It’s the epitome of laid-back and effortless glamour. This summer, we’re celebrating the ease and breeze of it – so browse through the listing below to see H&M Magazine’s curated favorites in stores now.

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http://www.hm.com/us/magazine/fashion/the-item/2017/06/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-jumpsuit

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The Latest Looks From Chanel At The Cannes Festival

The red carpet scene at the Cannes Festival is a venue for showcasing effortlessly elegant collections from various fashion maisons. The annual event has been known for bringing celebrities from all over the world to the famed French Riviera city. Back in the 50s and 60s, Cannes became known as the playground for scandal, gossip and high profile parties for the affluent. While the stigma, at least to a good lot, still remains the same, what distinguishes the Cannes Festival from the rest are the new talent, fresh faces and promising film creatives that are celebrated and honored by the annual event.

Outside of film, fashion spectators watch closely as the latest collections are worn on the red carpet. At Cannes, new style discoveries are also made, whether it be the introduction of the next big designer or year’s newest fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. It girl. Take for instance Chinese actress Fan Bing Bing who in 2011 donned everyone from Elie Saab to Valentino. Her many appearances at Cannes’ parties, if anything, only established China as the leading market for luxury brands. Then of course there are the French beauties like Marion Cottilard or Laeticia Casta who grace the event with their very distinct brand of je ne sais quo.

This year, there was restrain on the red carpet at least in as far as Chanel was concerned. Although creative director Karl Lagerfeld is inclined to add a little quirk or a touch of rock to an otherwise classic Chanel ensemble, there was a feeling of ease and freshness to the pieces that celebrities Tilda Swinton or Monica Belluci or Carole Bouquet wore. The looks also went well with fresh, barely-there makeup looks.

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HOW TILDA SWINTON GOT CHANEL AN OVERSIZED CREDIT IN ‘OKJA’ – Chanel

Insiders who sat through the Okja credits at Cannes or, more recently, in New York, may be wondering why Chanel received such an oversized nod during the thank-you scroll. It’s all because of the film’s star, Tilda Swinton, who co-produced the Bong Joon-ho- directed Netflix film, about a girl desperate to rescue her pet pig from its fate as a corporate food productIn marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need. In retailing, products are called merchandise. In manufacturing, products are bought as raw materials and sold as finished goods. Commodities are usually raw materials such as metals and agricultural products, but a commodity can also be anything widely available in the open market.. Swinton, who plays Lucy Mirando, the villainous CEO who launches a global contest to raise the biggest pig, also hatched the Chanel plan.

“It occurred to me that Lucy might want to wear something special” to represent the winning swine’s nation, South Korea, says the star. “I remembered this [hanbok from] a beautiful Korean show that Chanel did in Seoul. I asked them immediately, and they were such good sports.”

Originally outfitted with a black ribbon, the millennial-pink piece from the 2015 resort collection has a green ribbon onscreen (the Mirando company’s signature hue). Ahn Seo-hyun wears her own version of the look in the winner’s ceremony scene, set in Manhattan.

Swinton (who has said Mirando is a mashup of Ivanka Trump, Richard Branson and Marissa Mayer) also wears Chanel in conference room scenes, said costume designer Catherine George, who worked with the star on Snowpiercer. “We thought it was a good match for someone of Lucy’s stature.”

This story first appeared in the June 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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Paris Fashion Week watch: YSL ad triggers sexism outcry as Chanel rockets to space

PARIS — Chanel rocketed into space Tuesday at

Paris FashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. Week

in an interstellar-themed show spectacular that saw designer Karl Lagerfeld reach for the stars — and a star-filled front row.

Singer-turned-fashion designer Rihanna stunned crowds in a standout citrus lime coat at her Fenty X Puma collection that channeled school-girl-gone-bad.

And Paris saw protest against a controversial new “Saint Laurent” ad campaign that rights groups say is sexist.

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Ever wonder what H&M stands for? Here’s your answer

Have you ever wondered how certain storesA retail store where merchandise is sold, usually a product, usually on a retail basis, and where wares are often kept. got their name?

Last year, the internet went into great debate over how to pronounce the Spanish retailer Zara.

And now, H&M is the latest store name that has the world scratching its head.

Most of us know it as this simple, short name, but have you wondered why it’s just H&M? What do these two letters represent?

The origin of this Swedish brand goes back to the 1940s, according to H&M’s website. It was 1947 when Swedish entrepreneur Erling Persson opened a women’s clothing store in Sweden called “Hennes,” which actually meant “Hers” in English.

Alright, so that’s where H comes from, but what about the M?

Flash forward to 1968. It was this year that Hennes, which had taken off in Sweden, decided to purchase Mauritz Widforss, a hunting and fishing apparel and equipment retailer. There’s no fancy Swedish meaning for Mauritz, other than it was the man’s name who originally started the brand.

With this new addition, the stores combined forces and became known as Hennes & Mauritz, dropping the Widforss completely. The brand also evolved from being strictly women’s clothing to offering apparel and accessories for men and children (and eventually home goods as well).

It’s starting to make some sense, but why the abbreviation?

It wasn’t until 1974 when the company listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange that it became abbreviated to simply H&M as part of a complete re-brand.

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H&M moving into Magnolia Mall

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – H&M announced they will be opening a new location this fall at Magnolia Mall in Florence in a press release Thursday.

The new 20,000 square foot location will offer clothing for ladies, men, and teens and also a special H&M Kids collection for newborns to 14-month-olds.

The new store also brings exciting job opportunities. The opening is slated to add even more positions to the ever-expanding total of 16,000 US employees. In 2017, H&M was the highest ranked fashion retailer on Forbes America’s Best Employers list and was named Business of Fashion’s list of best companies to work for in fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers..

The press release from H&M states the new location should be up and running by Fall 2018.

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H&M representative explains Towne East Square choice

First Have You Heard? reported that H&M is coming to Towne East Square. Then city records proved it, and the mall eventually confirmed it.

Now, H&M does, too.

So why here, why now?

“It always depends on a number of factors,” spokesman Patrick Shaner says.

First, he says, is “what the need is for our customersA customer (sometimes known as a client, buyer, or purchaser) is the recipient of a good, service, product, or idea, obtained from a seller, vendor, or supplier for a monetary or other valuable consideration. and what they’re wanting.”

He says location and economics are major factors, too.

There are 4,000 H&M stores globally, 479 of which are in the United States.

Though the Swedish company is almost 70 years old, it’s been in the U.S. only since 2000.

“It’s been a very rapid growth over the last 17 years – and more to come,” Shaner says.

The 24,000 square feet H&M will take on the upper level of Towne East near Dillard’s is an average-size store for the chain.

Shaner says he can sum up H&M’s market in a word: “everybody.”

That means clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children.

“We like to say that there’s something for everyone at H&M,” Shaner says.

The store will employ 20 people when it opens this fall.

There’s not a set date yet. Shaner says he’ll share it closer to the time, along with a possible sneak peek of the store.

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