TOPSHOP:9 Of The Coolest Scandi Girls To Follow If You Loved The Street Style At Copenhagen Fashion Week

As the pioneers of effortless fashion and experts in mastering androgynous chic, Scandi girls do it best. So it’s not surprising that the coolest street style looks snapped at Copenhagen Fashion Week took over our entire Instagram feeds earlier this month. Want even more of that nonchalant Nordic style inspo? We picked nine of our favourite Scandi girls whose accounts you’re bound to fall in love with…
With a holiday wardrobe to die for, Matilda Djerf will have you constantly asking ‘where did she get that from?’. Expect lots of hyper-feminine pieces worn back with chunky black platform boots, bucket hats and trainers that give her look that extra cool edge.

  1. @sylviemus_
    Sylvie Mus epitomises Scandi minimalism: her go-to looks usually include sharp tailoring, that perfect pair of jeans or a classic white tee. No one wears an oversized blazer quite like Sylvie, so take notes…
  2. @emmaellingsenn
    W Magazine has labelled influencer Emma Ellingsen ‘the Kendall Jenner of Norway’, and we can only agree. With the face of a supermodel and a style that screams ‘I just threw this on’, Emma is a must follow to get your daily dose of that true Nordic cool girl vibe. Oh and we love her YouTube channel too…
  3. @josefinehj
    Josefine is known for her candid photography and pictures that almost look unedited – in the best way possible. The key style lessons we’ve learnt from her? That wearing a suit with nothing underneath or a bucket hat for any occasion are totally acceptable.
  4. @frejawewer
    Wear your boyfriend’s clothes better than your boyfriend, inspired by Freja’s perfectly tomboyish style. Mismatched prints and trainers worn with everything are things we can totally get on board with.
  5. @chloemonchamp
    Chloe Monchamp’s approach to fashion might be a bit more OTT than you’re used to from Scandi style, but her looks are always just as laid-back and effortless. If you can pull off neon colours and shiny trousers with as much ease as her, you know you’ve made it.
  6. @chrystelleeriksberger
    Somehow, Chrystelle Eriksberger just convinced us that a blazer and bikini combo is completely casual. Her carefully curated Instagram page gives us endless inspiration, whether it’s interior snaps, dreamy holiday pictures or photos of her super sleek looks.
    We’ve never seen Caroline Eltoft wear bold colours, and we’re not mad about it. With her androgynous styling and a lust-worthy wardrobe made up of suits, trainers and all-oversized-everything she makes us want wear nothing but monochrome forever.
  7. @carolineeltoft
    We’ve never seen Caroline Eltoft wear bold colours, and we’re not mad about it. With her androgynous styling and a lust-worthy wardrobe made up of suits, trainers and all-oversized-everything she makes us want wear nothing but monochrome forever.
  8. @barbarakristoffersen
    Barbara Kristoffersen is another fan of keeping it simple with neutrals, neutrals and more neutrals. Plus, she has mastered that model-off-duty look that never goes out of style. We’re obsessed.

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/08/9-of-the-coolest-scandi-girls-to-follow-if-you-loved-the-street-style-at-copenhagen-fashion-week

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TOPSHOP:Style Evolution: Madonna

Madonna, the one and only Queen of Pop, turns 61 today! Over the course of almost four decades, the pop culture sensation has established herself as a household name in more ways than one. Madonna’s ever-evolving style has been integral in the manifestation of her status as a music and fashion icon and she’s never been shy to reinvent herself. To celebrate her big day, we look back at some of the material girl’s best fashion moments starting with…
This look, here seen on set for the film Desperately Seeking Susan, has undoubtedly become Madonna’s most-recreated signature look. We fully owe that new-wave punk style complete with huge hair bows, fishnets and tutus to her.
The cone-shaped Jean-Paul Gaultier bustier that she rocked on her Blonde Ambition tour has become one of her most memorable looks to date and in 2012 was auctioned for £48,000 at Christies.
Channeling fellow icon, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna epitomises Hollywood glamour at the Oscars after party.
Even the most glamorous pop stars dress down sometimes. Pictured here leaving a theatre after starring in the play Up for Grabs, Madonna is spotted in a totally noughties Adidas tracksuit top.
At the Vanity Fair Party in Los Angeles, Madonna showed off her girly-glam side in this ruched pink Versace satin dress.
The Met Gala 2013 theme was practically made for Madonna: Punk: Chaos to Couture. She paid tribute to her ’80s style in an embellished Givenchy plaid jacket paired with excessive jewellery and fish nets.
Complete with the already-iconic Madame X eye patch, Madonna’s avant-garde OTT look is still her go-to today. We’re now convinced that her fishnet-meets-leotard combo is immortal.

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/08/style-evolution-madonna

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ASOS:HAIR & SKIN FOOD, TRIED & TESTED

From retinoids to acids, my fave beauty products are usually science-inspired and lab-made – the more they sting, the better. But with all this buzz about natural products reaching fever pitch, I’ve decided it’s high time for me to get back to basics with my line-up. And what better place to start then with some delicious foodie ingredients? After all, if it’s good enough to go in my stomach, it’s good enough to put on my face and hair…
While I’d love to be one of those people who artfully mixes a few ingredients in a bowl to create amazing beauty concoctions, when it comes down to it I really CBA. Thankfully, there are lots of brands doing the dirty work for me, and I put six of their products to the test to see if I can add a tasty touch to my regime. Keep scrolling to see how I got on.
Ginger and turmeric might be a combo you normally put in a curry, but I’ve heard they’re also a great duo to make your skin radiant. So I tried First Aid Beauty’s jelly mask, which combines the two spices with a nice dose of vitamin C and a pinch of beetroot extract. After cleansing in the morning, I slap lots of it onto my face, leaving it on as I have breakfast, and washing it off before I put on makeup. Its cooling formula makes my skin feel revitalised, awake and ready for the day. After a few uses my face feels super soft and smooth, and there’s a nice noticeable glow that’s garnered me a few compliments blushes. Top marks.
Next up, I tried the Aveda cherry and almond shampoo and conditioner. In keeping with our food theme, it’s got coconut-derived ingredients, babassu and almond oil, all of which injected my tresses with a dose of moisture. The ingredients are 98% naturally derived, which means there isn’t a sulphate in sight. The result is shiny, soft hair that is seriously bouncy and smells delicious. I’ll be bringing the travel essentials kit on my next hol – it comes with a handy texture spray as well.
The Yes To Cucumbers eye kit is supposed to remove eye bags, so naturally it was the first thing I reached for in the morning after a late night out. It comes with two masks; the first decreases puffiness and smoothes the eye area, and the second banishes dark circles and brightens the skin. Afterwards, I look like I’ve had 12 hours sleep instead of four. Ideal…
Our Face + Body team are obsessed with the new Garnier Ultimate Blends Vegan Hair Food, and I’ve been keen to try it for a while now. There are lots of fruity flavours, from coconut to papaya, but I went with banana. You can use it as a normal conditioner, a mask or just leave it in after washing… I’ve done all three, and the result is always the same: shiny, healthy-looking hair that smells amazing. Plus, at £7, it’s a super affordable way to give your hair a healthy lift. Sweeeet.
Anti-ageing products can leave my skin feeling tight and looking blotchy. So for something a bit kinder, I tried out Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Serum. It contains lots of gentle nourishing ingredients like lemon peel and mandarin oil, plus raspberry and coffee extract. The best part? It sinks in straight away so I don’t need to wait for it to dry before I put on makeup in the morning. When applying it in the evening, I use a few drops of Elemis Superfood Oil to really give my skin a proper five-course meal. Whether or not I’ve found the elixir of youth remains to be seen, but my face feels smoother and looks plumper after a few uses.
Coco & Eve’s Coconut and Fig Hair Masque comes in a fancy box with a handy de-tangling comb, making it great gift for someone (especially yourself). After shampooing, I use the comb to spread it evenly on my hair, leaving it in for 10 minutes before washing out. Or I’ll keep it in for a couple of hours if I’m having a self-care Sunday moment – or even overnight and wash it out in the morning. My mane feels stronger and sleeker and my split ends appear to be getting better. Not quite a replacement for a hair cut, but a good way to keep my locks looking healthy between visits to the hairdresser.

Source:
https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_08_17-sat/beauty-test-drive-hair-and-skin-food/

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TOPSHOP:The Girls At Topshop HQ Tell Us The Advice They Would Give Their Younger Self

Students across the U.K. received their A Level results today and if you’re one of them, congratulations! But amid all the excitement, it can be scary too – it’s one of the first crossroads in your life when you have to consider what you want your future to look like. Maybe you’ll go to university, start training or an apprenticeship, work, travel or maybe you have no idea at all! With that in mind, the girls at Topshop HQ took some time to reflect on their younger selves and came up with some useful nuggets of life wisdom. Have a read, it could be just what you need to hear…
Lauren Blackie – Online Visual Merchandiser
“My advice would be DON’T PANIC, not knowing what you want to do in the future is completely normal! Enjoy your time doing different things and your lightning bolt moment will come. Plus, it will feel a million times better because you’ll be confident that it’s what you really want to do. Sometimes the best thing you can do is take your time and take a step back to get some perspective (something which can be hard when you are 18 or 19)….Also, STOP WEARING DREAM MATTE MOUSSE FOUNDATION!!”
Yasmine Kennedy – Digital Editorial Assistant
“I would definitely tell my younger self that it’s okay if not everyone likes you. When I was younger, hearing someone say they didn’t like me would affect my mood for such a long time. I’d get so caught up in trying to figure out what the problem was and trying to change their opinion (definitely an ego thing!). But people don’t have to like you and you don’t have to care that not everyone likes chocolates, clothes or Beyoncé either. Oh, and you’ll regret all those silly arguments with your mum, so be nice because she’s your biggest fan.”
Becca Wade – Digital Junior Editor
“I’d say – you’re about to have the time of your life, so RELAX and enjoy it! Don’t sweat the small stuff – if it’s not going to be important in five years time, it’s not worth freaking out about now! Yes, that does mean that it’s no big deal if you can’t make it to every social occasion or if you don’t do as well as you hoped to in that test. Also, heads up, you’re going to have your heart broken and it’s going to be the worst…but things have a way of working themselves out and, trust me, it will be FINE! As cliché as it sounds, when one door closes another one opens. Just give it time!”
Cailin Klohk – Digital Editor
“I’d tell myself that it’s okay not to know where you’re going at all times, and that even if things don’t work out the way you want them to, it’s what you make of your situation that will determine how successful you are. And, speaking of success: success can mean so many things and should be defined by whatever makes you proud of yourself. Another big thing I’ve learnt is that no one really knows what they’re doing, so it’s always healing to admit your fears to others and as soon as you speak about things, they get easier.”
Sophie Lacey – CRM Assistant
“Stand up for yourself! Whether it’s in class, in work or with friends – don’t let other people intimidate you so much. All your opinions (and feelings!) are valid and someone else almost definitely feels the same. Plus, in work, having the confidence to voice your opinions will get you noticed! Just have a bit more faith in yourself and your opinions. Also, take every opportunity that comes your way even if you can’t see the benefit of it beforehand. That’s the beauty of it – you never know where it could take you…”
Nina Meeger – German Editorial Assistant
“If I was talking to my younger self, I’d give myself the advice to make comfy clothes a priority. Stop wearing very tight clothes because that’s what is “in” ! When shoes weren’t there in my size, I’d just go for the smaller ones and suffered. It’s definitely possible to create a look that is both comfortable to wear and super stylish. When I was younger I didn’t really see that!”
Anne-Martine Toussaint – French Editorial Assistant
“My advice is: you’re not behind in life. There is so much pressure on young people these days but there’s no schedule that everyone has to follow – life is not a race! What’s early? What’s late? And compared to who? We all have our own challenges and skills and this what makes us unique. You can’t do everything at once and your schedule is right on time, FOR YOU. Less fear and more excitement please because the best is yet to come…”

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/08/the-girls-at-topshop-hq-tell-us-the-advice-they-would-give-their-younger-self

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ASOS:6 SWEET COPENHAGEN STREET STYLE LOOKS

Official fashion cities like Paris and Milan are cool and all, but recently there’s a new kid on the block vying for the title of most stylish town. Yep, we’re talking about Copenhagen – from the catwalks to the streets, the Danish capital is making a serious mark on the sartorial scene. For evidence, you need only look to the city’s SS20 fashion week sidewalks earlier this month – and to give you a taster, we’ve picked six of the best looks for some seriously good August style inspo.
You can’t have a Scandinavian street-style roundup without paying homage to the region’s signature minimalism. And luckily, the look’s calling cards are also huge trends right now, from neutral tones to minimal denim. Here, stylist and fashion writer Sylvie Mus brings the vibes into 2019 with her long jean shorts, oversized tailoring and pared-back accessories. It’s the simple things…
Over the last few years we’ve seen a new era of Danish designers eschewing traditional Scandi minimalism in favour of a new eclecticism, with fashion-insider fave Ganni leading the way. Here, editor Hannah Baxter taps into the label’s cool-girl vibes with her Ganni check mini dress and cowboy boots. An ideal look for rainy August evenings, if you ask us.
Another Danish designer making waves ATM is Cecilie Bahnsen, and at Fashion Week the style set were showing their love in her couture-like creations. Take this pavement pounder; she looks ridiculously cute in the label’s uber-fem trapeze dress. Paired with statement earrings and pumps, this is a vibe that our four-year-old selves would approve of – and our 2019 selves, too.
Are quilted trousers set to be the next big trend for down below? If Alice Barbier’s on-point look is anything go by, the answer is yes. For now, we’ll be taking style notes from the influencer, opting for cargo pants (of which there are plenty this season), a mensy shirt, a white crop top and a bucket hat. A 90s dream that wouldn’t look out of place on an All Saints album cover.
We love when street-style research gives way to a whole new Instagram crush, and that’s what happened when we spotted this pic of Babba Rivera. Seen here in a gorgeous orange getup, our new favourite Swedish it girl is giving us a lesson in how to wear a bold shade top-to-actual-toenails. The mini bag, the barely-there heels, the shades… We. Are. Obsessed.
OK, a skintight legging co-ord may not work for every occasion, but Emili Sindlev (AKA Carrie Bradshaw’s doppelganger) makes it an option for daytime by adding an oversized blazer and some chunky sandals. Maybe not quite workwear appropriate, but ideal for a weekend brunch that turns into drinks, that turns into dancing. You know what we mean…

Source:
https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_08_14-wed/copenhagen-street-style-2019/

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ASOS:SNEAKERS IN 60 SECONDS: NIKE P-6000 & VANS

We love a challenge at ASOS – and what’s more challenging than trying to cram all the most coppable sneaker drops into 60 seconds of wildly entertaining video content? This week, Global Social Media Manager Sarah is taking on the tricky task. Check out her video below and keep scrolling for her fave styles with the highest add-to-bag potential. P.S: there’s also input from Chips, AKA the world’s cutest pug (don’t @ us).
‘First up we have the Nike P-6000. I love the white but I also really like the OG colourway in the white and red. I would wear these with straight-leg camo trousers and an off-the-shoulder white top for a super-cute daytime look.’
‘Next up we have the Sketchers D-Lite which is my festival trainer of choice. They’re cute, they’re comfy, and you can wear them for 24 hours and your feet aren’t going to fall out. They are chunky, so balance it out with a big T-shirt dress, cross-body bag and huge hoops.’
‘The Vans slip-ons are super popular for a reason. They do go with everything, and as a tall person these are a good go-to for an evening look – boxfresh, they can really work for a more dressy occasion.’
‘My favourite trainer of all time is the Nike Air Max 98. I like to take a colour from a sneaker and use that to inspire my whole look. In this case it’s neon green, and that could come in a cami bodycon dress and some winged sunglasses. Perfect for carnival.’

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_08_13-tues/sneakers-in-60-seconds-12-08/

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H&M:RICHARD ALLAN X H&M: WEARABLE ART

London in the Swinging Sixties, who doesn’t dream of going back in time? The post-war era gave birth to a period of revolutionary change, as young creatives in the British capital embraced the radically new. This was a time of Mary Quant and The Beatles, where everything was permitted – short hair and shorter hems, psychedelic music and independent style.

In this time of huge flux and energy, designer Richard Allan brought a passion for color and avant-garde patterns to the simplest and most elegant of platforms: the silk scarf. First studying silk in Lyon, the hype around Allan grew throughout his ten years as Design Director at Jacqmar, the ‘it’ silk scarf brand of the time. In 1962, aged only 30, he decided to launch his own business. Allan’s independent vision was one that transcended time, while being distinctly of it. The designer produced rich decadent colors and energetic patterns, offering creative urgency within the perfectly poised and refined boundaries of a silk square. From the moment they debuted, Richard Allan’s scarves were a smash hit. His work gained avid devotees across generations and the cultural landscape, from bohemian hippies through to the royal family, and leading French couturiers such as Saint Laurent and Schiaparelli.
Relaunching the brand in 2014, his daughter Cate Allan has continued to champion and evolve the legacy of her father, bringing a passion for vivacious and flamboyant style to a new generation. Through the collaboration with H&M, Richard Allan’s signature prints and colors make the leap beyond the square to a whole new collection. We caught up with Cate to discuss the eternal power of the 1960s, the beauty of color, and the eternally versatile medium of the silk scarf.

WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES THE 1960S SO FASCINATING AND POWERFUL, EVEN TODAY?
“The 1960s offered this opportunity for new and innovative ideas in fashion, and it broke the mold in terms of pre-war perception. London became a hotbed of radical thinking, where the future was a new land, not a shadow of the past. Where so much had been destroyed, there was a blank canvas on which to paint a better future. It was an explosion of ideas, of color, and design. I do think that’s why it resonates, why it was so powerful.”
HOW DID YOUR FATHER FIND HIS WAY TO SCARVES AS THE MEDIUM TO INVESTIGATE PRINTS AND PATTERNS, AND BRING THAT ENERGY TO HIS AUDIENCE?
“He always worked in silk, his training was in silk, and then at Jacqmar he specialized in scarves. In that period, silk scarves were very popular. With dad’s, they’re works of art in themselves. They add a flash of inspiration to an otherwise plain background. Silk is not only lovely to wear, but it takes dye easily, so it gives color a kind of luster which is not as achievable on flatter surfaces. If you look at silk, and you look at color on silk, it refracts and moves light.”

SO THEY BECOME MUCH MORE LIKE WORKS OF ART THAN ACCESSORIES?
“Absolutely. There are a multitude of ways in which a scarf can be worn and tied, it’s an object that’s very adaptable to creative use. You can wear it in a simple form, but it’s perfect for carrying colorful design, allowing for a range of expressions. It’s wearable art.”
THE COLORS AND THE PATTERNS OF RICHARD ALLAN’S WORK ARE SO DISTINCTIVE, WHERE DID HE LOOK FOR INSPIRATION?
“His inspiration was in whatever caught his eye. One design that we have, ‘Elegance,’ is a scribble pattern that holds itself into the corners. That was the way ribbons on ballet shoes could cascade onto the floor as they’re unbound. You can imagine the ribbons. Things just like the abstract falling of autumnal leaves. One that H&M uses is a pattern called ‘Piccadilly,’ which is really those neon displays of the period. He saw lines and designs in the forefront of his vision, in terms of what he was looking at. If he saw the lines of a sports car or the architecture of a building or a detail of a painting, he was really enthralled by the subject. Whether it was the avant-garde, the contemporary, or the historic.”

WHAT WAS HIS FAVORITE COLOR?
“He always said it was ginger. That would range. Ginger nut like the cookie, that was the favorite. But there was a range from dark spice, which he quite often paired with black and white, and then that would go through to a burnt orange, which maybe he’d pair with deeper reds and pinks. A bit more gorgeous together. And for a classic look, he’d do a bitter orange with a very very dark navy.”

DID HE DRESS VERY COLORFULLY?
“He wasn’t flamboyant at all. He was very beautifully dressed. He took care. So with suits, he’d be classically dressed and he would wear beautiful ties. There was a menswear designer called Mr Fish and he used to like Mr Fish ties.”
THIS COLLECTION FEELS TIMELY, GIVEN THE RECENT OBSESSION WITH COLOR AGAIN.
“There is an absolute joy of being in incredible color, and merging different colors – the not so obvious combinations. It really gives a buzz.”

WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT WITH THIS COLLECTION?
“Not only does it allow for a creative reimagining of Richard Allan prints and colors to be taken off a square and created in clothing form, allowing the designs to be used in new and fresh ways, but it’s also bringing Richard Allan to a totally new audience. H&M have kept a lot of the original colorations. While these colors fit with the current fashion palette, they also resonate from the sixties, which enhances the sense of the period. At the same time, it’s reinventing the patterns to create a totally new and fresh collection. I love what they’ve done.”

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE AUDIENCES TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE COLLECTION?
“Enjoyment. Richard Allan designs are created to inject a sense of pattern, color and pleasure into life. We all need that. For this collection, we went through hundreds of pieces. Looking at all archive prints, and lots of archive colors as well. H&M loved the whole package, and that was so much part of my father’s approach. It wasn’t just the design, it was the color too.”

AND IN TERMS OF THE BEST WAY TO WEAR A RICHARD ALLAN DESIGN?
“One way – with style!”

Source:
https://www2.hm.com/en_us/life/culture/inside-h-m/richard-allan-x-h-m-wearable-art.html

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ASOS:DISCOVER GHD’S INK ON PINK COLLECTION

Yes, ghd creates ‘good hair days’ instantly. But did you know they’ve also raised £10 million for breast cancer charities over the last 15 years? Celebrating their 15th anniversary, the brand continues this important work with their Ink On Pink collection, inspired by the story of tattooist David Allen. To find out more about the campaign and David’s incredible work with cancer survivors, check out our interview below with the Chicago-based artist. And don’t forget to pick up a styler from the collection – for every straightener bought, £10 will go to the charity Breast Cancer Now, so you’ll be doing a good thing for both your hair and a worthy cause.
Talk us through ghd’s Ink On Pink collection…
ghd got in contact with me a while ago about a collaboration, asking me to create a new design based on my work with cancer survivors and their mastectomy scars, to raise money for Breast Cancer Now. I’ve created an abstract floral design for two new limited-edition ghd straighteners: the Ink On Pink Gold Styler featuring dual-zone technology (which controls the optimum heat from root to tip) and the Ink On Pink Platinum+ Styler with the latest predictive technology.
Who is the face of the campaign?
ghd chose Grace Lombardo (pictured above) to be their muse and face of the campaign and it’s easy to see why. She’s able to articulate beautifully what she’s been through; like when she says, ‘Cancer takes away more than your breasts. It takes your hair, your confidence. But my tattoo is something I decided to have, because I wanted to take back control.’ This campaign is the way to tell the story of so many women who have been affected by cancer and to raise awareness and support Breast Cancer Now.
What made you decide to collaborate with ghd?
The reason I did it is because they truly care. The connection with ghd and this partnership makes sense. The amount of effort, thought and money they put into helping women with cancer all over the world is extraordinary. And they pick very specific charities to work with, so you know exactly where the money goes.
What’s the connection between your role and the role of a hairstylist?
I see similarities between my role and that of a hairdresser when someone is going through a sensitive time, like during cancer and chemotherapy. When I work with my clients, it takes time – we build their confidence back up together and these incredible women open up to me. Much like that time you spend with your hairstylist, that intimacy and power of transformation is akin to one another. It’s all about listening to their story.
Can you tell us about your mission as a tattoo artist?
I want to use art to help people heal. People come in from all over the world, but it’s about learning where the person is and how they see themselves. Based on that I then give them a design that caters to what they need. We spend two hours before we design the tattoo, learning how they communicate and how they want it to look.
What’s the story behind your illustrations?
I started designing illustrations 10 years ago (I was a graphic designer for a magazine before that) for women who have mastectomy scars to give them a tattoo and add to their story. I want people to see the power and the beauty of these women and the choices they made. It’s all about taking back control. I choose floral designs because some women have connections with different types of flowers: it can be a childhood memory, for example. Women seem to attach meaning to very specific flowers. They find beauty within it whether it’s rebirth or life.

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_08_11-sun/ghd-ink-on-pink-collection-asos/

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TOPSHOP:DIY: How To Make The Perfect Flower Crown To Match Your Summer Outfit

A flower crown is the easiest way to make a summer look even cuter, whether it’s on holiday, at a wedding or for the last couple of festivals of the season. Want to make your own one to go with your outfit? We’ve themed up with Bloom & Wild’s Floral Stylist and author of bestselling book Living With Flowers Rowan Blossom to show you how to do it. It’s surprisingly easy…
What you’ll need:
– Measuring tape
– Floristry wire
– Green floristry tape
– Floristry scissors
– Ribbon of your choice
– 1 Bloom & Wild letterbox bouquet, we’ve used The Rowan
Allow about an hour to make it on the day you want to wear it so it’s lovely and fresh. But if you really, really won’t have time on the day? Just make it the day before and fill it in a big bowl of cold water overnight.
Top tip: Choose a bouquet with woody or rigid stems as they last longer out of water. Roses, carnations, leucospermum, celosia and foliage like ruscus and eucalyptus are all great choices.
Method:

  1. Measure your head then cut your floristry wire to size.
  2. Twist each end of wire to create loops. Hold them in place by tightly wrapping them with floristry tape. You’ll pop your ribbon through these later!
  3. Trim every flower down so there’s only 1-2 inches of stem left. Cut down your foliage into sprigs this long as well.
  4. Start by placing a piece of foliage at one end of the floral wire, keeping it as close to the loop as you can without covering it.
  5. To hold it in place, grab your floristry tape. Keep it on the reel, but hold the open end over the stem and wire, pull the tape until it turns clear then tightly wrap it around. Do this once or twice until it feels securely held.
  6. Repeat with a flower. You want to pop your flower as close to the foliage as possible to hide any signs of the tape!
  7. Then keep repeating steps 6 and 7, alternating between foliage and flower, until your crown is full. Remember to keep pulling your tape tightly and to keep your stems lined up in the same direction as you go. Try saving some of your bigger, focal stems for the front where they’ll be most seen.
  8. If any stems poke out of line, just trim them at the edge of the tape as you go along!
  9. When you reach the end of your crown, secure the last piece of foliage in place by tightly wrapping it with floristry tape.
  10. Next, tie your ribbon through the end loops.
  11. Then you’re ready to go!
    How to style it…
  12. For a festival
  13. On holiday
  14. For a special occasion

Source:
https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/07/diy-how-to-make-the-perfect-flower-crown-to-match-your-summer-outfit

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ASOS:STYLISH CITY: LA

If you’re hopping off a plane at LAX (with a dream and a cardigan, à la Miley), here’s the lowdown on what to do, wear and see in the City of Angels. Whether you’re a beach bum heading for the sun and surf, or a super fan of the glam side of Hollywood, we’ve got the latest and greatest in Los Angeles right here.
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Visiting Southern California in late summer means you’re bound to feel the heat. Angelenos are famed for their laid-back yet polished style, and a great way to tap into the vibe on sunny days is via a high-waisted shorts and crop top combo. Finish the look with this season’s chunky trainers in boxfresh white. And whatever you do, don’t leave home without your sunglasses. Essential for shade (obvs), and they’ll add an extra layer of subtlety if you start getting starry-eyed in front of any celebs.
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With five counties and dozens of districts and neighbourhoods, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation. For a touch of old Hollywood glamour, the iconic Beverly Hilton hotel is a go-to, with its Aqua Star pool and palm trees sprouting high above its balconies. Oh, and it also plays host to the legendary Golden Globes each year – Angelina Jolie famously jumped into the aforementioned pool after winning her second award. Alternatively, you can’t go wrong with an Airbnb by the beach – try Santa Monica with its fairground pier and surfy aesthetic for early risers and devoted gym bunnies.
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For some serious retail therapy, make Beverly Hills your first stop. It’s also got some must-see spots made famous by the movies, so since it’s the 25th anniversary of Clueless next year, why not take in the iconic locations from everyone’s fave chick flick? From the designer stores of Rodeo Drive, where Cher indulges in some stress-shopping after some way harsh words from Tai, to the Electric Fountain in Beverly Hills Triangle (where our heroine realises she does, in fact, love Josh), you can relive the movie while enjoying all the area’s hot spots.

Skater fans can ride their boards down from Santa Monica Pier to Venice Beach, where you can flip trick your way around the massive skatepark (worth a watch to see some seriously impressive skills even if you’re not a pro yourself). Rather be in the water than next to it? Up your surf game with some lessons at AquaSurf, available at various locations along the southern California coastline.

Fitness fanatics can get their kicks with a hike up to Griffith Observatory for unbeatable views of the entire city (Hollywood sign included). And when you’re up for a refresh after all the LA-style exercise, head to Nate ‘n Al’s for an all-star American meal, or up the ante with drinks at The BLVD at the Beverly Wilshire – the the signature ‘Feeling Pretty’ cocktail pays homage to the hotel’s Pretty Woman setting.

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_08_10-sat/stylish-city-los-angeles-2019/

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