TOPSHOP:Hari Nef And Suki Waterhouse On Female Friendships, Internet Leaks and Assassination Nation

Assassination Nation is the film release everyone will be talking about this month – it’s bold, brave, fun and shocking in every way. Picture this: an entire town’s phones get hacked, revealing everyone’s most private emails, text messages and <span class=”woR”>photo</span><span class=”woD”>A 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.</span>. What follows is a witch hunt (fittingly, the town is called Salem) after whoever is behind the attack and an outburst of vicious revenge, fights and violence. In the centre of it all are four girls, Lily (Odessa Young), Sarah (Suki Waterhouse), Bex (Hari Nef) and Em (Abra), who also deal with their own issues in an internet-obsessed generation. We sat down with the film’s stars Suki Waterhouse and Hari Nef to find out what it was like filming the vivid spectacle…

Can you introduce us to your characters in the film?

Suki: I play Sarah, who is one of Lily’s best friends. All four of them are incredibly witty and funny, while going through what a lot of young girls go through at that age. Right from the beginning they feel like it’s them against the world and they really push boundaries and fight to change the mentality of the place they’re from.

Hari: My character Bex goes through the same things that I go through. She’s just experiencing a lot of them for the first time. Love and rejection, feeling supported in certain ways and not supported in others: all these things are human, but when you’re a teenager your world is so much smaller, so everything feels bigger.

How did you prepare for the film?

Hari: The basic script analysis and character-building exercises I learnt in theatre school, which are journalling as the character, combing the script and coming up with a backstory. Even just learning the lines is its own kind of character development. The biggest challenge was trying to get back into the emotional reality of what it was like being a teenager.

What was your first reaction when you read the script?

Suki: It was written by a man (Sam Levinson, the director), which surprised me at first. But you could tell he just absolutely adored these four girls so it was like a love letter to them.

Hari: It was so extreme and vivid and I knew if it was executed well it could go above and beyond. If it wasn’t, it could maybe be a disaster. But after meeting Sam and learning a little bit more about his process, I felt comfortable putting my trust and confidence in the project. It’s an intense one, but I felt really at ease following him and of course following my three brilliant co-stars.

What was more fun to shoot, the everyday-life friendship and party scenes in the beginning or the intense riot at the end?

Hari: Yeah, those friendship scenes were my favourite. I mean, the action sequences were a new challenge for me as an actor, but I love the scenes where we’re all just hanging out and chatting. I think those scenes ground the whole movie and offer an emotional reality that I hope feels familiar to girls watching.

Suki: I mean there’s a scene when I get taken out by a car and I was completely bruised up by the end of filming it, but I quite enjoyed that part because you really go through it and it feels incredibly real. But to be honest the moments when it was just us four girls were the most fun. Just sitting around in the room, chatting. And it was actually real, because Sam would just record us talking for half an hour and we went off script a lot.

Hari, how was filming that fight scene in the pool?

Hari: That was one of my most memorable experiences as a performer. I really wanted to do all of it myself, even though they had my stunt double on hand. I was jumping in and out of that pool with rocks in my <span class=”woR”>pockets</span><span class=”woD”>A pocket is a bag- or envelope-like receptacle either fastened to or inserted in an article of clothing to hold small items. Pockets may also be attached to luggage, backpacks, and similar items. In older usage, a pocket was a separate small bag or pouch.</span> to make sure I stayed under water. I must have been pushed into that pool about 18 times or something. The crew kept checking in to see if I was okay, and I could barely speak by the end but wanted to go on. When we got the shot the whole crew gave me a standing ovation, which is what every actress dreams of really. I felt really proud of myself.

How do you think this film differs from other coming-of-age stories?

Hari: What I love so much about these girls is that the film gives them space to be imperfect. They have their own prejudices and struggles; they’re not that pure, sanitised version of teenagers we tend to encounter in most YA-targeted media. I felt that with my character in particular. Her arc is emblematic of a message that we’re trying to send with the film. If you take away the fun and the popcorn-crunching girl power spectacle of it all, we’re telling a story about empathy and putting down your sword to look behind the ideology which you feel opposes you. It’s tapping into the moral code of human-to-human contact that transcends any polarised ideologies.

Suki: It also has that element of the internet in it which is unusual. The way the film was shot makes you feel like you’re inside the rush of the internet when you’re watching it. It shows the wounds of the people behind the screen. The crazy thing about the internet is that it’s almost become a separate organ for us. Your choices online are manifesting your future. The internet almost knows what your hopes and dreams are before you do yourself. Nobody understands or can keep up with it really.

Friendship is such a big theme in the film – what would you say makes the friendship of these girls so strong and special?

Hari: The friendship is the glue. That’s how they get through. I think that these girls understand implicitly that they may struggle individually, but together they are strong.

Suki: Usually, in a lot of female driven films there’s bitchiness or someone gets left out. That never happens with these girls and that was really important to us. We wanted them to fight together until the end. The girls all empathised with each other and it didn’t matter what each of them did individually. With everything else going on around them it was important they always had each other’s back. If they hadn’t had that it would’ve just been a horrible horror movie.

Hari: These four girls, who just love each other, is the one constant throughout the film that anchors it all. It’s not Mean Girls, because when it’s a mean world mean girls can’t play into it. No offence to Mean Girls, I love that movie, but there’s just a new way we have to treat each other nowadays.

Why do you think it’s especially important for girls to support each other in this day and age?

Hari: There is so much strength to be found in sharing your experiences, your love and your life with people who struggle with the same things you do. Something I think this film does really well and which attracted me to it is that it locates all of the very different things these girls deal with – it’s a relatively diverse bunch. It boils all of that down to one common thing and that is the expectation of how a woman should be, look, act, what she should do and how she should do it. Those rigid expectations manifest themselves in various ways for these girls, but they’re able to unite against a common thing. I think that is exactly how we should be relating to each other in real life as well. We should acknowledge and accept our differences – not steamrolling over them for some nebulous idea of community – and work together or, if need be, fight together. I need the women in my life. I love them and I wouldn’t quite know what to do if I didn’t have them by my side.

Not many films show experiences like this from a female perspective – why do you think we need more films like Assassination Nation that do that?

Suki: The beauty of Sam’s work is that he’s a really and truly empathetic person. These characters’ morals aren’t always intact, and it’s fun that in the beginning you’re lulled into thinking these girls might be stereotypical archetypes of teenage girls. But then you discover that there’s so much more there.

Hari: Good art humanises and better art finds the nuances in different kinds of humanity. If you’re making a film in this day and age, that deals with rage, righteousness, moral persecution and the consequences thereof, it has to be about women. We’ve explored so much of male subjectivity at this point. That’s not a bad thing, but I just feel like women are owed a turn. All different kinds of women. Telling stories about women is storytelling of the other. That is a lens through which anything is possible to see.

Has being in this movie changed the way you use the Internet?

Suki: Well for one, I’ve never been inclined to attack people online anyways.

Hari: I combed my Twitter and deleted my Tumblr in the wake of it. Suki actually got hacked while we were shooting, but I refuse to live in fear of what could happen. I refuse to live in reaction to a violation that someone could make against me. Plus, I have a feeling that if I were to get hacked what you’d find wouldn’t be so different from what you have on your own phone and I take comfort in that.

Suki: In terms of privacy, I still wouldn’t stop doing anything I wanted to do. I’m never going to change the way I live my life out of an unknown fear. What’s the point of that?

source:
https://www.topshop.com/blog/2018/11/hari-nef-and-suki-waterhouse-on-female-friendships-internet-leaks-and-assassination-nation

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MISSGUIDED:your guide to surviving black friday

Who even remembers Boxing Day sales anymore? We don’t either, babe. The 23rd November marks the return of Black Friday, a yearly event that follows the day after Thanksgiving where retailers offer time-limited deals and heavy <span class=”woR”>discounts</span><span class=”woD”>Discounting is a financial mechanism in which a debtor obtains the right to delay payments to a creditor, for a defined period of time, in exchange for a charge or fee.</span>
straight to you.

It’s the one day a year where we find it reasonably acceptable to act like an absolute madman over some <span class=”woR”>clothing</span><span class=”woD”>Clothing (also called clothes) is fiber and textile material worn on the body. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies.</span> you’ve been after all season. It’s the judgement call whether to keep your sanity and integrity and walk away empty-handed or just completely lose all dignity you have and walk away with everything you wanted along with the stuff you didn’t actually want but ended up buying anyway.

Don’t let Black Friday 2018 break you. This is your survival guide to make it through the 24 hours – whether it would be Black Friday online or in store. You’re welcome, babe.

6. Get prepping
Preparation is key if you want to nail Black Friday weekend. Even if you’re not after clothes, it’s best to favourite or bookmark the products you want to get your hands on. For larger and more expensive products like a TV or sofa, check at least two competitors and favourite them. On the day, one retailer might offer 20% off and the other may discount 25% off the total price. Who’s the real winner?

Need a new <span class=”woR”>wardrobe</span><span class=”woD”>A 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.</span>
? Save your details on your account to make the whole process even quicker. Add what you like to your wishlist pre-sale and all you need to do is check back on the day and head straight to the checkout option. This will save you time in the long run. No babe wants to add a bright green neon dress or the world’s most horrific jacket to their bag just ’cause it’s a tenner. Stick with prepping and you’ll avoid panic buying things you don’t actually need.

5. Sign up
In previous Black Fridays, we made sure to give our babes a different discount by the hour by email and social media. Sign up to all your favourite brands’ newsletters and follow them all on Twitter/Facebook/Insta to make sure you’re the first to know of any time-limited deals and flash sales. This works when you know exactly what you want.

4. Keep to a budget
You might be getting paid a week after Black Friday but then that’s your last payday before Christmas: cue warning sirens everywhere. Retailers have a way of making everything seem urgent. Even though this panic mode works in most cases, keep your dollar firmly in your pockets by setting a budget to spend. Just after clothes? Stick to a £100/200 budget with a give or take leeway of £30. This will help you on those last minute buys and when to actually say no to yourself.

3. Be savvy
You might try to outsmart Black Friday but it might end up outsmarting you. Use your judgement on the products you’re buying. After a party dress? It’s probably best to add to bag the glitziest dress out there for all your antics over the Christmas period. When Black Friday is over, you’re unlikely to see any discounts off party dresses as they’ll still be in demand.

Be savvy about what you’re buying – especially when it comes to tech. Sometimes third-party stores or websites can offer greater discounts. So whilst you may want money off a new iPad, iPhone or Mac, check out third-party retailers like Curry’s, Tesco or Amazon to see what the cheapest deal is there. You also might snap up an amazing deal on electronics but then find out after that it’s the older model you’ve bought and it’s less kitted out than the one you were originally after. Be sure to read the small print to save you from being fobbed off.

2. Timing really is everything
Black Friday isn’t going to wait until you’re sat at your desk at 9am sharp or whenever you have some spare time to pop down to the shops. Some of the best Black Friday offers start at midnight and some appear in the early hours of the morning. In the words of The Telegraph, ‘Vouchercloud said it saw a 46 per cent increase in pre-6am traffic, with 208 per cent increase in traffic at 5am on Friday morning’. Overload on caffeine – it’s going to be a long night.

1. If you failed Black Friday
It’s OK, babe, it happens. If you feel like Black Friday shopping has been one epic fail and you’ve come away from the laptop or the shop empty-handed, then you’ve got the whole weekend to try again. Cyber Monday is another chance to get involved in all the flash sales and discounts. So if Black Friday just wasn’t your day, you’ve got a second shot to own the sales.

Source:
https://blog.missguided.co.uk/culture/black-friday-2018/

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MISSGUIDED:florals for autumn – yes, it’s a thing

Think it’s best to scrap florals now that autumn has officially begun? Well, don’t. Wearing florals for autumn was once a <span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion 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.</span>
faux pas. But, just like double <span class=”woR”>denim</span><span class=”woD”>Denim[1] is a sturdy cotton warp-faced[2] twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas).</span>
, what was once frowned upon is now hailed by the fashion elite. Florals are no longer reserved just for <span class=”woR”>summer</span><span class=”woD”>Summer 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.</span>
. We’ve rounded up this edit to prove that you can actually pull them off for autumn too. Here’s how:
Daywear
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For the new season, switch from bright, ditsy flowers and look to dark florals in autumnal hues – Think rust orange, mustard yellow, burgundy and forest green. During the day, opt for eye-catching small florals and lots of ’em. One word of warning, though: don’t mix and match your florals – you’ll be stepping into some serious curtain territory. If you want to add some layers, sling on a cable knitted jumper over your dress or toughen it up with a faux leather aviator jacket for added girl boss points instead.

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Workwear
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Florals. Ground breaking? We’ve heard that one before. But these ones will actually break some ground. If you’re stuck in a rut over what to wear for work and you’re tired of the standard grey and black trousers day-in, day-out, switch it up with florals. Just throw on a duster jacket or kimono to layer up the look and keep an eye out for structured tailoring set to be big for fall.

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Occasionwear
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Got somewhere to be this autumn-winter? Whether you’re off to a winter wedding or got a date to be the belle of the ball, florals are always a safe bet for a big event, no matter what the season. You can always opt for a floaty maxi for whimsical vibes. Or, if dresses ain’t your thing, why not try a floral jumpsuit, so you can dance the night away with no fear of flashing your knickers. Bonus.

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Evening wear
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Swap out your paisley printed dresses you bought into during the summer for some silky, darker florals. We’re starting to head into the party season so intense shades are an absolute must. Frill hems, Bardot necklines and deep V’s add a feminine touch to this eye-catching look. Satin is going to be a big player this party season and beyond, so invest in your perfect floral out-out dress now.

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Date wear
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Got a hot date and desperate for an outfit that looks amazing, but also like you haven’t tried too hard? A floral day dress is a perfect option. Ruffles and frills give a daytime vibe, and opt for softer, more pastel colours than you would in the evening. Worried you’re going to freeze your t*ts off? Layer up with an oversized knit, or even a blazer for smarter vibes.

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source:
https://blog.missguided.co.uk/fashion/floral-autumn-style/

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TOPSHOP:7 Christmas Pop-Ups To Catch Before They’re Gone Again

The lights have been switched on all over town, which means it’s officially time to indulge in all things <span class=”woR”>Christmas</span><span class=”woD”>Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesm?sse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,[7][8] observed most commonly on December 25[4][9][10] as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.</span>. If that’s not enough to bring you <span class=”woR”>festivals</span><span class=”woD”>A festival is an event ordinarily celebrated by a community and centering on some characteristic aspect of that community and its religion or traditions.</span> cheer, we picked seven pop-ups in London this winter that should do the trick. Keep reading to find out where to get the best eggnog or watch Christmas movies in the Narnia closet…

1. Ski Lodge at The Montague Hotel
Hugely popular last year, The Montague’s Ski Lodge returns to bring an authentic touch of the Alps to London. The luxury hotel’s outdoor wood deck was transformed into a festive-themed alpine ski lodge, complete with a cosy log cabin to offer an “après ski” experience in the heart of the city.
Open until 13th January 2019

2. Pop Up Screens Cinema in the Snow
Head to the Hackney Showrooms, immerse yourself in an enchanting, snow-covered wonderland and walk through the iconic Narnia wardrobe to arrive at the most exciting cinema experience this season. The programme includes classics like Home Alone and The Muppet Christmas Carol, as well as feel-good rom-coms The Holiday and Love, Actually.
13th – 23rd December 2018

3. Wild by Tart Christmas Fair
Want to make Christmas <span class=”woR”>shopping</span><span class=”woD”>Shopping 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.</span>
a bit more exciting? Then you shouldn’t miss the Wild by Tart Christmas Fair in Eccleston Yards, set to exhibit the most special Christmas gifts. If that’s still not Christmassy enough for you, you can join a wreath making class from Wild at Heart or enjoy various delicious treats.
8th and 9th December

4. Coppa Club’s Winter Igloos
Dreaming of a Scandinavia Christmas? This year, you can achieve it without even having to leave the country. Southbank’s Coppa Club is the most unique dining experience in town this Christmastime: expect a cosy table setting (shearling pillows, plants and fairy lights) in a giant snow globe with views onto Tower Bridge and a heart-warming festive menu.
Bookings are available until Thursday 31st January

5. Miracle at The Henrietta Hotel
New York’s famous Miracle on 9th Street pop-up bar is crossing the pond for the first time ever to bring its creative cocktails like the ‘Christmapoliton’ garnished with a side of kitsch to the Henrietta Hotel. Along with ’50s Christmas decorations and nostalgic alpine-themed accessories, it’s an experience retro fans shouldn’t miss.
23rd November – 23rd December 2018

6. The Berkeley’s Winter Rooftop Cinema
An open-air cinema in winter? The Berkeley makes it possible on its rooftop garden, transformed into a magical space complete with sparkling Christmas trees and cosy shearling blankets. If you’re planning a special date night this Christmas, this intimate cinema experience – there are only six seats – would be a pretty great idea.
1st – 31st December

7. St-Germain Winter Bloom Pop Up
If you’re up for something a bit more fancy, you’ll find the most gorgeous of winter blooms and sweet, cinnamon-flavoured tipples at St-Germain’s pop-up on Covent Garden’s Floral Street. Plus, you can learn how to make your very own Christmas-themed flower crown…
November 22 to December 22

source:https://www.topshop.com/blog/2018/11/7-christmas-pop-ups-to-catch-before-theyre-gone-again

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ASOS:NEW DROP: FILA

The 90s revival has seen the renaissance of some seriously good <span class=”woR”>brands</span><span class=”woD”>A brand is a name, term, design, symbol, or other feature that distinguishes an organization or product from its rivals in the eyes of the customer.</span>, from Kangol to Kappa. One of our all-time faves, Fila, is also back – and we couldn’t be more excited. The brand’s slick tracksuits, logo-tastic tops and chunky trainers are firmly on our wishlists again. We’re officially feelin’ Fila.
Founded over 100 years ago, the brand made a name for itself in the sportswear game when it dressed some huge tennis stars. Then, in the 90s, all of your favourite hip-hop acts had a Fila moment (think TLC, LL Cool J and Tupac), which quickly elevated it to icon status. Now, <span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion 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.</span>
peeps are obsessing over the brand again, especially since its logo appeared in cult designer Gosha Rubchinskiy’s collections. Even luxury house Fendi is on board with the Fila hype: the Italian mega-brand collaborated with them for their FW18 collection. If you need even more proof that Fila is back, just look at your Instagram feed – everyone from Beyoncé to A$AP Rocky has been rocking the iconic logo.
So what’s on our wishlists right now? The varsity-vibes baseball <span class=”woR”>jacket</span><span class=”woD”>A jacket is a mid stomach length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.</span>
and jumper (available exclusively at ASOS, FYI) gives us a fresh retro spin on the brand’s sporty style, including a new sleek logo. Or, for full-on throwback nostalgia, a logo tee, tracky bottoms and a puffa coat should do it. And finally, if you’re looking for a cool way to do Christmas Jumper Day this year, the Fair Isle jumper is a great call. And not a piece of tinsel or flashing light in sight.

source:https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2018_11_19-mon/brand-buzz-fila/

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H&M:THE PERFECT GOLDEN SMOKY EYE YOU NEED

Curated Eye Quad (shade: Box Of Chocs)

Curated Eye Pen (shade: Choc Luxe)

Chromology Eye Colour (shade: Au-Dacious)

Metallised Drops (shade: Molten Bronzed)
STEP 1
Apply one of the paler shades from the Curated Eye Quad palette (we use shade B from the color Box of Chocs) all over your eyelid and right up to your brow. Use a brush to shade it evenly. But before doing anything, warm up the pigment on your hand to remove any excess <span class=”woR”>product</span><span class=”woD”>In marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need. In <span class=”woR”>retail</span><span class=”woD”>Retail is the process of selling consumer goods and/or services to customers through multiple channels of distribution to earn a profit. Demand is created through diverse target markets and promotional tactics, satisfying consumers’ wants and needs through a lean supply chain. In the 2000s, an increasing amount of retailing is done online using electronic payment and delivery via a courier or postal mail. Retailing includes subordinated services, such as delivery.</span>
, 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.</span>

from the brush.

STEP 2
To give your eyes even more definition, use the same shade and brush under your eyes and on the outer corner of your eyelids as well. This gives you a more modern and even more smoky effect.

STEP 3
Use the Choc Luxe Eye Pencil and shade in-between your lashes to make your lash line more defined.

STEP 4
Time to bring out the sparkle! Take one of the bronzy eyeshadows with shimmer (we use shade D from the Curated Eye Quad palette) and apply it in the center of your eyelid and up to your brow, then finish by applying it in the corner right by your inner eye. Use a paler gold shadow if you prefer a lighter highlight.

STEP 5
Finally – add Chromology Eye Colour (we use the color Au-Dacious) on the center of your eye and up to the brow to maximize your golden glow. Optional: finish the look by applying Metallised Drops on the high points of your face (including lips) for an all-over golden highlight.

THE TEAM

<span class=”woR”>photo</span><span class=”woD”>A 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.</span> Heather Hazzan | EyeForward, Inc

STYLING Ellen Pålsson Norberg

MAKEUP Linda Gradin | L’Atelier NYC

HAIR Jerome Cultera | L’Atelier NYC

source:
https://www2.hm.com/en_us/life/beauty/experts-corner/the-perfect-golden-smoky-eye.html

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TOPSHOP:What To Do This Weekend If You’re Not In The Mood For Christmas Yet

That in-between period when Halloween costumes have been shelved for another year but it’s not quite time to break out the <span class=”woR”>Christmas</span><span class=”woD”>Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesm?sse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,[7][8] observed most commonly on December 25[4][9][10] as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.</span> jumper can feel like such a drag, so we’ve rounded up five ways to keep occupied until the <span class=”woR”>festivals</span><span class=”woD”>A festival is an event ordinarily celebrated by a community and centering on some characteristic aspect of that community and its religion or traditions.</span>
season is in full swing. Whether you’re intrigued by action-packed movies, a keen music fan or are looking for the latest Instagram-worthy restaurant, we’ve got you covered until it’s time to reach for the tinsel and mistletoe…
1. See an exhibition
Learn about the intricate fabrics and material of your <span class=”woR”>clothing</span><span class=”woD”>Clothing (also called clothes) is fiber and textile material worn on the body. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies.</span>
courtesy of the V&A’s latest exhibition Fashioned From Nature. Portait photography more your thing?The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery is open to all and celebrates diverse array of imagery. Both are on until January 27th 2019.
2. Go to a gig
The British music scene is thriving this month with the likes of Florence and The Machine, Tom Misch and Yxng Bane among numerous acts performing live across London this month. Just take your pick.
3. Catch the best movies
JK Rowling’s second installment of The Fantastic Beasts franchise starring Eddie Redmayne and Zoe Kravitz is out in cinemas today. For those looking for something darker, Susipiria tells the tale of an aspiring dancer, played by Dakota Johnson, who attends a prestigious dance school and uncovers sinister secrets…
4. Try a new restaurant
Coal Drops Yard in Kings Cross is home to an impressive line-up of restaurants to dine in including Casa Pastor serving Mexican classics or sleek wine bar, The Drop. Bloomsbury’s Neptune is gaining a cult reputation for its seafood dishes offering an Oyster bar and wood-grilled Mackerel, while vegans should head to French-themed Plate for lighter bites.
5. Get active
Head to The Natural History Museum’s skate rink or Kew Gardens‘ stunning light display for a low-key evening. Hyde Park’s iconic Winter Wonderland opens its gates once more next week – filled with everything form rollercoasters to live shows, it’s definitely a firm festive favourite.

source:
https://www.topshop.com/blog/2018/11/what-to-do-this-weekend-if-youre-not-in-the-mood-for-christmas-yet

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ASOS:OUR TOP BEAUTY GIFT SETS TRIED AND TESTED

It’s less than six weeks until Christmas, which begs the question: where has this year even gone? And since we all thought we had more time, let’s talk gift ideas. Looking for the perfect Secret Santa surprise, the ideal gift for a mate or just fancy a <span class=”woR”>festivals</span><span class=”woD”>A festival is an event ordinarily celebrated by a community and centering on some characteristic aspect of that community and its religion or traditions.</span>
treat all for yourself? Look no further…
To help you with your search, we’ve asked our Copywriter Rachel to test out some of our best Face + Body gift sets on ASOS right now. From indulgent face masks to festive crackers filled with things you actually want inside, she’s giving us the under-the-tree debrief.
As a person whose makeup routine rarely strays from a dash of mascara and the occasional cat flick, I loved these eyeshadows way more than I was expecting. The glitter finish is full-on but the formula still manages to be quick-drying, comfortable and long-lasting. Apply all over the lid for festive party vibes or just along the lash line for a dash of day-to-day sparkle.
Stila Glitter On The Go Liquid Eye Shadow Set, £29
I’m a huge NARS fan so this gift set’s already got a head start. The mini lipstick is not only adorable, but also gives your lips a natural, rose-gold sheen – kinda like wearing a gloss but without the hair-stuck-to-your-mouth sitch. The blusher is super pigmented and a little goes a long way, which is exactly what you want from a mini size. Also, who doesn’t love a trinket box?
NARS Little Fetishes Mini Orgasm Blush And Lipstick Gift Set, £20
I’ve been really feeling the cold lately, so this came in handy (no pun intended). The cuticle oil and hand cream are both so nourishing and moisturising, I’ve already added them into my daily routine. The hand cream smells like grapefruit and coriander and absorbs instantly into the skin, leaving none of that greasy residue behind. Secret Santas out there, take note.
Cowshed Hand Care Cracker Gift Set, £12
I tested this kit out in the traditional <span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, <span class=”woR”>accessories</span><span class=”woD”>A fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look.</span>, 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.</span> – watching a rom-com, surrounded by snacks. The film was sub-par but the face mask was a dream. It comes with a little brush for applying (saving your manicure), it dries in seconds and only needs to be left on for 10 minutes. After rinsing off with the soft pad, my pores were visibly refined. The best part? The next morning, my skin was the softest it’s ever been – believe the hype, people.
Sand & Sky Mask Gift Set, £44.95
Forget what you thought about festive crackers (bad jokes, flimsy hats, mini nail clippers) – this one has none of those things. Instead, it’s packed with two award-winning haircare products. The coveted pre-shampoo treatment means you might have to get up a bit earlier in the morning, but it’s worth it for the super-glossy locks. The damage defence spray is also a great detangler, FYI.
Philip Kingsley Let It Shine Cracker, £10
Full disclosure: I’m not a bath person but I’m definitely a mulled wine person. So, NGL, this was probably my favourite out of the bunch. Packed with dried orange slices, cloves and the odd cinnamon stick, it turns water into wine (colour-wise, obvs). Soak for just 20 minutes and say hello to baby-soft, smooth skin.
BOD 20 Min Mulled Wine Bath Salts – coming soon
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ASOS:HOW ASOSERS DO FAUX FUR

Have we mentioned how much we love faux fur? It really has the power to transform your winter. Because there’s nothing more comforting than throwing one on when the cold weather hits – if a hot cup of cocoa or a roaring fire came in clothes form, this would be it. Our ASOSers agree, and here’s how they’re wearing theirs right now.
Animal print and faux fur were made for each other, as ASOS Insider and Social Media Executive Lotte proves with this purr-fect coat. We fully support anything that ticks off more than one trend, and this beauty does just that. Take it to the max like Lotte and wear with more prints and bold specs.
You can go ahead and add ‘makes a floral <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a <span class=”woR”>skirt</span><span class=”woD”>A skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist or hips and covers all or part of the legs. The hemline of skirts can vary from micro to floor-length and can vary according to cultural conceptions of modesty and aesthetics as well as the wearer’s personal taste, which can be influenced by such factors as fashion and social context. Most skirts are self-standing garments, but some skirt-looking panels may be part of another garment such as leggings, shorts, and swimsuits.</span> with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span>
work for winter’ to the list of reasons for our adoration. ASOS Magazine Deputy Features Editor Felecia brings flower power to the cold months by throwing a fluffy red delight over her dress. We’re loving how the military-style <span class=”woR”>boots</span><span class=”woD”>A boot is a type of footwear and a specific type of shoe. Most boots mainly cover the foot and the ankle, while some also cover some part of the lower calf. Some boots extend up the leg, sometimes as far as the knee or even the hip. Most boots have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece.</span>
toughen things up. Take that, winter.
It’s hard to step out of your monochromatic comfort zone in winter, but a standout coat is a great way to break out of the box. Team Administrator Sophie shows us how it’s done with this version from London-based faux-fur specialist Jakke. This super-soft creation brings some fresh shades via soft pink and rusty red. But it isn’t too bold, so should still please any staunch minimalists out there. Winner.
Fact: a brown faux-fur coat is a timeless investment piece you’ll wear for years to come. Plus, it gets extra marks for going with every outfit (and allowing for the odd coffee spill). Rocking hers with a vintage tee and black jeans, Project Manager Emma is serving us some serious ‘I’m with the band’ vibes here. Saturday night gig outfit, sorted.
On Wednesdays we wear pink – and Thursdays, Fridays and basically every day for evermore thanks to this cuddle-worthy coat. Junior Social Copywriter Titi gives us daytime inspo by wearing hers with chunky trainers and pinstripe trousers. This one is also perfect for throwing over your mini dress for party-season soirées. Just don’t forget your umbrella.
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ASOS:5 NEW WAYS TO WEAR DENIM

A good pair of <span class=”woR”>jeans</span><span class=”woD”>Jeans 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.</span>
is always a winner, and we’re constantly on the hunt for new denim threads. To help you get inspired, here are five of the freshest ways to wear <span class=”woR”>denim</span><span class=”woD”>Denim[1] is a sturdy cotton warp-faced[2] twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas).</span> right now. Finding the perfect denim fit can be tricky, but for extra help, say hello to Fit Assistant – the smarter way to get your sizing right first time. Now also available on the ASOS app, all you need to do is answer three quick questions about your height, weight and fit and you’ll get a size recommendation based on previous purchases and returns. Win.
It’s all in the details
Basic denim is always useful, but sometimes it’s nice to make jeans your main event. This street-styler has gone with statement western-inspired fringing, but there’s lots of ways to take your denim to the max – think embroidery, stripes or even ribbons.
Double up
Can’t decide which shade of denim to pick? Go for two. Double-wash jeans are your new basic blue alternative. We’re loving how this street-styler pairs hers with socks and sandals – it’s inspiring us to give our summer heels an outing this winter.
The jump off
On those days when putting an outfit together seems like an unattainable task, reach for an oh-so-easy, all-in-one denim jumpsuit. Take a cue from model Sydney Lima and wear yours with a leopard-print coat and 70s-inspired platforms.
Acceptable in the 80s
The reign of 80s fashion continues, which means acid-wash jeans are back. As well as serving up all the nostalgic feels, it gives us a head start on next year – this trend was seen in the Resort 2019 collections of Isabel Marant, Miu Miu and Chloé. Tone it down with neutral outerwear and understated accessories.
All together now
Patchwork isn’t just for your nan’s quilt any more – it’s another retro trend high-fash is loving right now. For head-to-toe denim excellence, make like <span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion 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.</span> editor Chiara Totire and pair with a matching jacket. So good.
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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2018_11_16-fri/the-new-way-to-do-denim/

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