How I Do Christmas: Lou Teasdale – Topshop

Lou Teasdale is one of the music industry’s most in-demand hair and make-up artists, most famously known as the entrepreneurial mind behind Bleach London and for keeping the One Direction boys beautiful. To celebrate her edit of her favourite pieces at Topshop right now, we discover how she styles out the festive seasonA season is a division of the year[1] marked by changes in weather, ecology, and amount of daylight. – from leaving all her shopping to Christmas Eve to going ‘cringe’ on Christmas Day…
What’s your favourite part of Christmas?
The dark nights and London’s Christmas lights, my electric blanket and Jack Guinness’s Christmas party!
What do you do on Christmas Eve?
Christmas is always such a busy period for me with work because the music industry is all promo at that time of year. I’m always so last-minute. This is so bad, but I always do all my shopping AND wrapping on Christmas Eve… Oops! Obviously it’s an early night for the kids – sneaking the stocking into the bedroom is my favourite bit.
What does Christmas Day look like for you? Do you dress up or down?
I’m a cringe mum on Christmas Day to make it more fun for my daughter Lux – Christmas jumper, the socks, all of it! We always go to the pub for our roast so I cannot get away with slobbing it.
What’s your Boxing Day routine?
My little girl’s dad takes her on Boxing Day, so every year for the past four years I’ve run off to the sun! I’m going to Marrakesh this year for the first time and I can’t wait.
What’s the biggest wish that ever came true for you on Christmas?
When me and my sister were 11, we got a puppy. Don’t know what can ever top that!
What’s the best gift you’ve ever given someone?
I’m everyone’s favourite gift giver because I receive so much free make-up and I save loads up for Christmas presents. Everyone always knows what they’re getting, but they always say it’s their favourite present. I’m very popular with the teenage girls in the family!
What’s your wish for the future?
For my little girl Lux to believe in Santa for a couple more years. I use it to do deals with her the whole year round!
What do you love about the Topshop pieces you’ve picked?
I’ve got the cold weather in mind and Topshop SNO looks sooooo good. I love how it incorporates trends into practicality – with the flared salopettes especially. I’m also excited about my fluffy baker boy hat. I’ll be wearing that all winter.


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The New Netflix Show Everyone Will Be Binge-Watching Soon – Topshop

Fans of The Missing, Stranger Things and The OA listen up – there’s a new show coming to Netflix you’ll most definitely be binge-watching this December. Dark is the first ever German Netflix production and, with a gripping storyline, beautiful cinematography and a young, dynamic cast, it’s set to be what everyone will be talking about. We chatted to stars of the series Lisa Vicari and Louis Hofmann to find out why they think Dark is a must-see…
1. The lead actors are already very established in Germany
Louis and Lisa started acting at 9 and 11 respectively and have starred in a number of big German productions. Hofmann was even invited to the Oscars earlier this year for playing the lead in Land of Mine – a Danish-German war film nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category. “The Oscars were wicked. I was fascinated and in awe walking the red carpet,” he told us. “You’re obviously super proud to be a part of a movie other people consider being one of the best films of the year. But at the end of the day it is ‘just’ an awards show. People go there because they did a great job and get rewarded for it. It’s actually quite simple.”
2. Both accepted the roles mainly because they wanted to know how the story continues
The young actors couldn’t wait to get their hands on the full script after auditioning. “Back in February 2016 I saw a press release about the show being produced and it sounded so amazing,” Louis said. “I thought to myself ‘there has to be a way for me to get on this show’ and weirdly enough they contacted me on my birthday that year asking if I’d like to audition for the leading role. They sent me the first two episodes to read and I just wanted to read more because I was so fascinated. Thankfully it all worked out in my favour.” Lisa was initially cast for a different role, read the script and also absolutely loved it: “I wanted to get through mainly to find out how it would continue. When I got the role it all seemed so big, exciting and like a dream come true.”
3. This is a big step for German television
“Around 109 million people all around the world have a Netflix account – you don’t usually get that kind of reach with German productions,” Lisa explained to us. “Usually a German film or show will only be recognised internationally a lot later following a successful release in Germany. But now it’s international from the get-go.” For Louis, “it does feel a bit like pressure because we all want this to do well and people are expecting a lot from it being the first German Netflix production. Even before we started filming you could feel the big ambitions everyone involved had for this project. It felt like such an honour to be a part of this big step for Germany.”
4. Don’t worry, you can watch the show in English
Even though the show was created and filmed in German you can watch it without having to focus on the subtitles because it was dubbed in eight languages, including English. “I still kind of hope some people will end up watching it in German with subtitles, because that’s how we made it. But it’s also great to know that anyone who’s not too keen on subtitles can still watch the show,” Louis admitted.
5. It was actually written way before Stranger Things
You will probably notice some parallels to Stranger Things, but don’t be fooled – Dark was actually written way before The Duffer Brothers’ show. According to Louis the storyline is compelling and extraordinary: “there’s no other series that deals with time travel in that way. It’s full of twists and turns and makes you shake your head in awe because you just can’t believe what’s happening. But at the same time it always has a realistic element making it relatable to anyone.” For Lisa, “the script is so great. It unfolds like a flower. New things come to light every couple of minutes and make things even more gripping. I know people won’t be able to stop watching!”
6. The cast really gave it their all
Lisa and Louis both agree that the most challenging scenes were their favourites to film. “We were in the woods at 3 am, everyone was super tired and we had to stand in the pouring rain wearing neoprene suits and kept falling over. I was thinking ‘what the hell am I doing here’ but those were still the best moments,” Louis told us. “It was so cold,” Lisa added, “but the challenge was what made the scenes so great. I usually don’t tend to hang out in the woods in the middle of the night and that made it all feel so realistic.”
7. It’s visually stunning
What really stands out is Dark‘s unusual aesthetic, set and cinematography. Even the actors felt themselves completely immersed in this mysterious world. “Returning to the set every day was exciting because it’s so detailed and elaborate,” Louis shared with us. “It was created with such love and it felt special being surrounded by it. Most of the sets were actually built in a studio and so loads of work and effort went into making it. It made our job as actors a lot easier, because it all felt so real.”
We can’t wait to see it…


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The Christmas Hamper They’ll Actually Want This Christmas – Topshop

Looking for the perfect present idea? This festive season, book a Topshop Personal 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. appointment to create a personalised Christmas hamper for someone special (starting at £150). To show you what to expect, we asked Topshop’s stylists to curate their very own hampers – featuring embellished heels, party tops and beauty essentials. Keep scrolling for inspiration…


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While using your fingers obviously does the same thing, for a truly even and flawless base, a flat foundation brush is the answer. The synthetic hair bristles are perfect for applying liquid or cream foundation, plus BB or CC creams and even liquid or cream highlighter. For your base, start by dabbing the brush into the foundation and “paint” dots in the areas you need coverage (usually the center of the face). The rounded tip helps to blend in tough-to-reach areas like around your nose and the flexible bristles ensure a streak-free finish when blending. Use downward strokes for the smoothest, most natural application.

QUICK TIP: Good (or even great) lighting is key when applying foundation. You’ll be able to zero in on any areas that aren’t as well-blended as others and smooth things out instantly.

A brush with densely packed bristles cut at an even length enables you to literally buff products into your skin for an airbrushed finish. The synthetic hair can work with powders, liquids, creams and gels – just gently swirl the brush over your face and watch how it blends everything with ease. For contouring, the angled head allows for precision and control. A buffer brush is probably the easiest to use for beginners, but regardless, you want a light touch so as not to overload on product.

QUICK TIP: For extra coverage, try tapping the brush on your skin to add more 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.. If it’s foundation, you may find afterwards that you don’t need any concealer!


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A Nicolas Ghesquière muse since her Louis Vuitton catwalk debut in 2015, it didn’t take Luisana González long to establish herself as one of the hottest names 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.. Not really dreaming about a modeling career, González still entered agency Ossygeno’s model search in 2014 – and won (she actually shared the trophy with Lineisy Montero, another industry darling from the DR). The rest is model history in the making.

Currently the face of H&M’s beauty line, we asked Luisana González to share some of the secrets behind her rapid success. (Spoilers: lots of avocado and a healthy dose of self-preservation.)

“It’s very difficult to determine who has my heart, each of those I have worked with are really excellent, and I have so many on my wish list…”

“My Dominican peers.”

“Writing and listening to a good song.”


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Pull your hair back into a mid-high ponytail. Divide it into two sections, and braid one of them into a regular, sleek and nice braid. Secure with a hair elastic – an invisible one, or one in a popping color.

Braid the other section, but stop halfway and secure with a hair elastic. The half-braid you’ll want a little messier, so pull out some wisps of hair here and there, and use your fingers to gently pull the braid’s loops apart, making the braid slightly wider and looser. If you need some texture, add a little dry shampoo!

Pin the braids up against the back of your head (on opposite sides of the ponytail’s center). Wrap the finished braid around the ponytail’s center, so that you end up with the edges of the braid close to the ponytail’s hair elastic. Secure with bobby pins.

Take the unbraided part of the half-braid and pull it in and under the two braids. It doesn’t have to be perfect, leave it a bit loose here and there. The point is to create different shapes in-between the braided parts. Secure with bobby pins and finish off with H&M’s The Works Session Hairspray.


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The holiday seasonA season is a division of the year[1] marked by changes in weather, ecology, and amount of daylight. really is the most wonderful time of the year. But for children, it’s more than just wonderful – it’s magical. So naturally, this year’s holiday commercial from H&M is set in a parallel fantasy world filled with magical characters, portrayed by rap superstar Nicki Minaj and actors Jesse Williams and John Turturro, who are all on a mission to spread a universal message of love and caring.

“I love the film’s overall empowering message. I love seeing this young girl become the champion that lives in all of us. There’s always magic in the air during the holidays,” says Nicki Minaj.

Press play for an instant injection of pure holiday spirit.


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Shop for everyone (and treat yo self) with 30% off at ASOS for Black Friday

Black Friday at ASOS starts on Thanksgiving Day and goes all the way through November 28, and rather than having different deals going all week, ASOS is keeping it simple with a blanket 30% off everything on the site all Cyber Weekend long when you use the coupon code EPIC30. This epic deal is only good in the US, but friends across the pond can get in on the fun too. UK and Australia shoppers can use the code WIN20 for a very respectable 20% off everything.

ASOS is your one-stop shop for top wished-for brands like Adidas, Free People, and BooHoo, glam party wear, cozy winter essentials and Secret Santa-worthy novelties. They even have a bunch of handy gift guides if you’re stumped. Shop below for everyone on your list, including yourself.

For even more Black Friday 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., check out our Black Friday Deals Tracker. We’ll be updating it all day with the best sales around the web. Good luck out there.


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Asos is selling a reindeer dressing gown with antlers… and it costs £28

The festive dressing gown is fawn coloured with white spots, and has a hood featuring a deer’s face, ears and even a Rudolf-esque red nose.

It is made from soft-touch fleece, with two front pockets and a tie closure.

The Asos Collection robe is available in UK sizes 4-18, and is available here.

Asos recommend pairing it with their Daschund through the snow T-shirt and PJ short set, which costs £18.

People are loving the gown on social media – with Clare Dempsey writing: “Defs just ordered a friggin Redindeer dressing gown from @ASOS… but look how cute it is!!”

and New Year?
In related news, Asos is selling a pair of £25 bow-detailed trainers – and they’re £75 cheaper than the Ted Baker version.

While this parody Instagram account features the online retailer’s biggest style blunders, including builder’s bum jeansJeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob Davis in 1871[1] and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture. and a giant body bow.

And Peacocks is selling this mermaid tail blanket for just £14… it’s perfect for sofa surfing.


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