Introducing: Topshop Finds

Love vintage? Our latest collection, Topshop Finds, will be right up your street. We’ve hunted down the most iconic vintage pieces and given them a unique Topshop spin to bring them firmly into SS16.

High waisted, washed-out Levi 501s come with sequin patches – making them your go-to for after work drinks. ’90s look bombers, sweatshirts and oversized army jackets have been customised with slogan embroidery and patches, all of which are perfect for layering over the Kate Moss style metallic slip dressesA dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment)., created from originally sourced retro fabrics. StyleStyle is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one. with a pair of all-white ’90s style trainers and you’re good to go.

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SWEPT-BACK PLAITS WILL MAKE YOUR SEASON LIT – asos

If achieving a new ‘do is high on your April goals list, you NTK how swept-back plaits can make your season. This breezy style was the focal point of the Alexander McQueen SS16 catwalk and more recently (hair) crowned Olivia Palermo. Sold? You will be…

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Romance hit new heights on Alexander McQueen’s SS16 catwalk, where messy French plaits x two became every onlooker’s dream. It was all about starting the centre-parted plaits high on the model’s heads for the ultimate bedhead braids.

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Taking on the trend, Olivia P worked sleeker, more wearable braids without losing any of the messy charm. Minimal nude make-up and a soft smokey eye give this look major day-to-night appeal.

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The truth is, once you’ve nailed this SS16 styleStyle is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one., you’ll never want to wear anything else again. Once your braids are in place, secure them with a serious amount of Toni & Guy hairspray.

Toni & Guy Firm Hold Hairspray, £7.49

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THE SS16 DENIM COAT JUST GOT MAJOR – asos

With every finger (and sock-clad toe) crossed for warmer weather ASAP, make a lightweight denim coat a new-season priority – perf for channelling casj-cool 70s vibes, your daytime and going out wardrobeA wardrobe is a standing closet used for storing clothes. Many people[who?] argue that wardrobes are different in use and style of closets, but they were created by the French to be used as a closet. The earliest wardrobe was a chest, and it was not until some degree of luxury was attained in regal palaces and the castles of powerful nobles that separate accommodation was provided for the apparel of the great. The name of wardrobe was then given to a room in which the wall-space was filled with closets and lockers, the drawer being a comparatively modern invention[citation needed]. From these cupboards and lockers the modern wardrobe, with its hanging spaces, sliding shelves and drawers, evolved slowly. is so ready. See how Paris Fashion Week designer Vanessa Seward owned it on the SS16 catwalks, Behati Prinsloo bossed hers, and the style to bag that blue-jean swish.

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The models at Vanessa Seward were styled in dark-wash denim everything, draping sleek jean trench coats over preppy playsuits and sealing the deal with white peep-toe pumps. Too good.

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Model Behati Prinsloo served up mega going-out inspo by layering her lightweight denim duster coat over a 90s-style, black slip dress and teaming it with a choker and strappy heels. Queen.

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Not just for evening plans, try this double-breasted Lost Ink cover-up over a tan suede mini, white ruffle blouseA blouse is a loose-fitting upper garment that was formerly worn by workmen, peasants, artists, women and children.[1] It is typically gathered at the waist or hips (by a waistband or belt) so that it hangs loosely (“blouses”[2]) over the wearer’s body. and chunky ankle boots for a seriously spring daytime win.

Lost Ink Denim Belted Trench, £60

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Charlize Theron it was ironic when I landed Dior deal

Charlize Theron has admitted she found it ironic that she landed the J’adore by Christian Dior campaign after completely changing her appearance to play serial killer prostitute Aileen Wuornos in 2003 film ‘Monster’ – a performance which earned her the Best Actress Oscar.

The 40-year-old actress received a call asking her to be the face of the luxury brandA brand (or marque for car model) is a name, term, design, symbol or other feature that distinguishes one seller’s product from those of others.[2] Brands are used in business, marketing, and advertising. Initially, livestock branding was adopted to differentiate one person’s cattle from another’s by means of a distinctive symbol burned into the animal’s skin with a hot branding iron.‘s fragrance after filming the 2003 crime drama, which saw her cast as real life serial killer prostitute Aileen Wuornos.

For the role – which earned her a Best Actress Oscar – Charlize gained 30 pounds and lost her athletic figure and was seen on screen with little make-up and imperfect skin but that unglamorous appearance led to her landing a massive beauty contract.

Speaking to ELLE for a behind-the-scenes video of her shooting her latest campaign for Dior, she recalled: ”When I got the call from New York, I had just done ‘Monster’. It’s great irony. They were like, ‘We want that girl.’ ”

After representing the cosmetics companyA company is an association or collection of individuals, whether natural persons, legal persons, or a mixture of both. Company members share a common purpose and unite in order to focus their various talents and organize their collectively available skills or resources to achieve specific, declared goals. for many years, Charlize believes she has a unique insight into what the brand stands for.

Speaking about the commercials – which always feature her signature walk – she said: ”Dior is about keeping your eye forward, the movement is always forward. There is nothing stagnant about it, it’s always moving.

”I think in the next campaign we should actually have her get to her destination.”

When asked to characterise J’adore by Christian Dior and assign it to a sound, Charlize compared it to the cheerful and uplifting noise of her four-year-old son Jackson

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ star – who also has a baby daughter August – said: ”That’s easy. It would be the sound of laughter, it’s the sound of my little one cracking up at something that he thinks is incredibly funny.”

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Zara Has All of Your Festival Season Wardrobe Needs Covered With Its New Springfest Collection

Festival style has become a major mainstream 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. trend in the past few months, and with that growth, more and more fast fashion giants are putting out festival-ready gear. Sure, “festival-ready” in this scenario really means “Coachella-ready,” mostly because I’m pretty sure EDM festival gear wouldn’t be considered normal wardrobe fare, but I digress. The latest addition to the long list of retailers embracing music festival style? Zara.

(Related: Forever 21′s Newest Campaign Is Festival-Ready and It Actually Really Works)

The appropriately named Springfest collection has just about everything you’d need for a complete, flowy, boho-chic look that so many celebrities whip out at festivals with ease. It’s full of lacy, crocheted tops (of both the cropped and normal varieties), crossbody bags, colored sunglasses, slip-on sneakers and sandals, matching separates, florals, denim, and, well, just about every single damn spring trend all rolled into one miraculously cohesive collection. Really, how they managed to fit 62 different pieces together into a range that actually makes sense is kind of beyond my comprehension.

In true Zara form, it’s all pretty affordable; pricesprice is the quantity of payment or compensation given by one party to another in return for goods or services. start at a very budget-friendly $15.90 for a braided cotton headband and cap out at $189 for a pretty stunning real-suede jacket. There’s also a patchwork crochet coat that I could see Justin Bieber being into for some strange reason. Don’t ask me why, because I definitely don’t have a coherent reason.

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Forever 21 Made Changes to Its New, Controversial Plus-Size Instagram

When Forever 21 launched a new plus-size focused Instagram account in February called Forever21Plus, the reaction wasn’t all positive. Commenters were upset about the models the brand chose to represent its clothes in sizes 0X to 3X, writing things like: “That’s not at all plus size!!” and “Wow this is so not plus…”

It seems Forever 21 listened to Instagram feedback, because the account (now at over 50,000 followers) has a different look. Instead of posting photos of models, the focus now is mostly on how plus-size bloggers style the clothes.

Some selective deleting was also involved in the feed’s makeover. A few of the photos of models that were previously posted on the account are now gone, like this photoA photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic medium such as a CCD or a CMOS chip. Most photographs are created using a camera, which uses a lens to focus the scene’s visible wavelengths of light into a reproduction of what the human eye would see. in Racked’s post and a few of the photos included in Digiday’s post.

Racked contacted Forever 21 about the missing photos; here’s what a PR rep from the brand said:

We always appreciate our customers reaching out when they have a concern and therefore have removed some of the images and are working to ensure all of our future posts accurately represent the Forever 21 Plus customer. As a majority of the content on our social media accounts is user generated by our loyal customers, we encourage them to continue to share their own photos to provide a true representation of our clothing, embracing beauty in all shapes and sizes.

Fashion and lifestyle blogger Natalia Lilly tells Racked that Forever 21 reached out to her in conjunction with the Instagram launch, and that working with the brand has been a positive experience for her.

“I feel that having an Instagram account and utilizing bloggers and other social media tools is the perfect way to showcase the garment on different body types and will give shoppers the representation they deserve,” she says via email.

“I am no expert on who chooses the models that are displayed on Forever21.com or the criteria for which the models are chosen, but this is nothing new,” she says. “They continue to showcase ‘curvy’ woman who are probably a size 10-12, when the majority of their shoppers probably range in sizes 16 and larger. Unfortunately, we plus size woman have not yet crossed that bridge were big 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. houses find it more realistic to showcase a more accurate sized model that fits their shoppers.”

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ZARA, H&M coming to Masonville as part of major redevelopment

Masonville Place is getting a major uplift with a $77 million investment in renovations and introduction of international retailers such as ZARA and H&M.

The investment is the most expensive renovation conducted at the mall since it opened its doors to the public in 1985. The new investments were announced by Cadillac Fairview, the parent company of Masonville Place.

According to Finley McEwen, senior vice-president development at Cadillac Fairview, the renovations will reinvigorate the mall and update its current retail outlets and common spaces.

The renovations will see a new centre court staircase and installation of Italian porcelain tiles and stainless steel and glass guardrails throughout the mall. The goal is to keep the property relevant and provide customers a wonderful shoppingShopping is an activity in which a customer browses the available goods or services presented by one or more retailers with the intent to purchase a suitable selection of them. In some contexts it may be considered a leisure activity as well as an economic one. environment, McEwen said.

The mall is being expanded into the two-level, 127,000 square feet space previously occupied by the Sears store which closed down in February 2014. The renovations and mall expansion are expected to be completed by November 2016, in time for the Christmas shopping season.

The new retailers that will be opening shop in Masonville include the first ZARA store in London, H&M, Sport Chek / Atmosphere, Hot Topic, a Disney Store as well as a few restaurants.

Alongside the ongoing redevelopment project, the mall has seen recent additions to its retail outlets including Sephora, Ivivva, Lush and Saje, according to Brian O’Hoski, general manager Masonville Place.

Having a potential client base consisting of university and college students is an attractive prospect for some of the big retailers coming to the mall.

“I think we need to think about our customerA 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. base and … some of the great tenants we were able to acquire … definitely have students at the top of their minds as well,” O’Hoski said.

“Zara … [is] such a huge international retailer and the one and only in London I think is going to be a big draw for Western particularly.”

Masonville lost another big retailer after Sears when Target closed down its operations in Canada earlier in 2015 and the mall was left with a second, large unoccupied space.

McEwen said that the $28.5 million is being invested in the former Target space for redevelopment but there are no details available yet on what is being planned for that part of the shopping mall.

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FOUR SIMPLE PIECES TO WIN WORK STYLE THIS WEEK – asos

If you shudder when you hear the word trans-seasonal, then chances are that this naughty weather is ruining your midweek style. There’s hope in the form of this flawless workwear look from blogger Nicole Warne. Start with the plunge top that you don on the weekends (yes, really) and layer over a white roll neck. Then, add in fierce wide-leg trousersTrousers (pants in North America and Australia) are an item of clothing worn from the waist to the ankles, covering both legs separately (rather than with cloth extending across both legs as in robes, skirts, and dresses). In the UK the word “pants” generally means underwear and not trousers.[1] Shorts are similar to trousers, but with legs that come down only to around the area of the knee, higher or lower depending on the style of the garment. To distinguish them from shorts, trousers may be called “long trousers” in certain contexts such as school uniform, where tailored shorts may be called “short trousers”, especially in the UK. with ‘I’m an adult now’ point shoesA shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while doing various activities. Shoes are also used as an item of decoration. The design of shoes has varied enormously through time and from culture to culture, with appearance originally being tied to function. and *breathe*, you’ve so got your cool back.

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EXCLUSIVE: Charlize Theron X Dior J’adore

Behind the scenes of her new campaign for the new J’adore fragranceAn aroma-compound, also known as an odorant, aroma, fragrance, or flavor, is a chemical compound that has a smell or odor. A chemical-compound has a smell or odor when it is sufficiently volatile to be transported to the olfactory system in the upper-part of the nose., the actressAn actor (or actress for female) is one who portrays a character in a performance. answers a string of questions about what makes her happy, what she likes in life and, of course, her role as Dior muse.

Created in 1999 through the nose Calice Becker, J’adore is one of the best selling perfumes in France. Since this juice the first notes of ylang-ylang, Turkish rose, jasmine and tuberose is constantly reinventing itself. This year, the famous nose Fran?ois Demachy renew the mythical toilet water by distilling it neroli Vallauris, blood orange and sandalwood oil. “The blood orange is a fresh citrusy but has the characteristic of being the most fruity. It is juicy and “salivating” attractive as an acid drop, “says perfumer. A scent with sparkling aromas … Just like Charlize Theron, the face of this precious bottle for eleven years already.

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