TOPSHOP:The 5 Trends You Need To Know For 2019

Ready to refresh your wardrobe for 2019? We’ve predicted five key fashion trends for the new year to get you inspired. Keep reading to find out how to wear them and be the first to shop them right now…
1. Pistachio
A soft shade of pistachio is the colour you should choose to begin the year – it’s great for standing out from the grey and equally keeping it neutral. Plus, green is known as a calming and optimistic colour so now is the perfect time to wear it…
2. Lace
From Rodarte to Chanel – romantic lace has made a huge comeback on the SS19 runways. If you want to do the trend now opt for dramatic black lace then switch to pastels come spring.
3. Artful prints
Drawing on themes of self-expression and creativity, expressionistic prints are set to be a huge trend this year. Painterly lines, brushstrokes and vivid abstract patterns currently lead the way and are even better when mixed and matched.
4. Asymmetry
Asymmetric hems, off-the-shoulder silhouettes and deconstructed shapes will increasingly make their way into our wardrobes this 2019. Invest in a dress, skirt or top now and you will be among the first to make the trend happen…
5. ’70s accessories
We’re also predicting a resurgence of ’70s disco-inspired accessories – think multi-glitter turbans, diamanté sunglasses and chain belts. And the motto is more is more, so pile as many of them on together as you can.


Continue Reading

TOPSHOP:13 Audiobooks To Listen To When You’re Driving Home For Christmas

Christmas – and with it the long-awaited return home for the holidays – is fast approaching. The time off also means you might finally get the opportunity to catch up on some of this year’s best books. But rather than having to stuff our luggage with heady hardbacks, we’re opting for an extensive library of audiobooks instead this year. Keep reading to discover extracts of the 13 titles we’ll be listening to on the drive home or snuggled up in front of the fireplace on Boxing Day…
1. One Enchanted Evening by Anton Du Beke
From the Strictly Come Dancing star and master entertainer, Anton Du Beke, comes One Enchanted Evening – a tale of scandal and secrets set amidst the glitz and glamour of 1930s London. It’s ideal for fans of Downton Abbey and a tonic for dreary winter nights.
2. The Curious Heart of Alisa Rae by Stephanie Butland:
The Curious Heart of Alisa Rae follows a young woman who is learning how to live again only a few months after a heart transplant that – just in time – saved her life. Life should be a joyful adventure, but there are plenty of new difficulties she has to face…
3. Christmas at the Palace by Jeevani Charika
Curl up with the festive royal romance Christmas at the Palace, echoing the story of our very own Harry and Meghan. Not even in her wildest imaginings did Kumari ever think she’d become a princess. But having fallen for Ben – or rather Prince Benedict, sixth in line to the throne – it looks like nothing will ever go as planned again…
4. The Secrets of Primrose Square by Claudia Carroll
Take a trip to Primrose Square where secrets abound behind closed doors with this delightfully cosy listen. It’s late at night and the rain is pouring down on the Dublin city streets. A mother is grieving for her dead child. She stands silently outside the home of the teenage boy she believes responsible…
5. The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti
The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree is a novel for all the family about a young girl losing her sight, inspired by the author’s own life story. It’s a great match for fans of Wonder, The Little Prince and The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly.
6. Two Owls at Eton by Jonathan Franklin
The classic British tale of eccentricity and education Two Owls at Eton is a witty, poignant and nostalgic memoir that continues to delight and is now available as an audiobook for the very first time.
7. A House of Ghosts by W. C. Ryan
An unrelentingly gripping mystery packed with twists and turns, A House of Ghosts is the perfect chilling listen this winter. As the First World War enters its most brutal phase, back home in England, everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives…
8. The Darkness Around Her by Neil White
When Lizzie Barnsley is murdered along a canal, Dan Grant is called in to represent her alleged killer. Peter Box has confessed to Lizzie’s murder, but did he actually do it or is there some other darker force at play? Find out in The Darkness Around Her…
9. Widows by Lynda La Plante
Listen to the Widows audiobook before you watch the new blockbuster film. Dolly Rawlins, Linda Perelli and Shirley Miller are left devastated when their husbands are killed in a heist that goes disastrously wrong. Facing life alone, they turn to crime together.
10. The Helicopter Heist by Jonas Bonnier
Four men gather in Stockholm and a plan to steal millions from the largest cash facility in Sweden. A gripping and thought-provoking thriller based on an incredible real-life theft, The Helicopter Heist will take hold of you and not let you go.
11. The Secrets You Hide by Kate Helm
The Secrets You Hide follows Georgia Sage, who has a special gift: she can see evil in people. As a courtroom artist she uses her skills to help condemn those who commit terrible crimes. After all, her own brutal past means she knows innocence is even rarer than justice…
12. My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen
My Thoughts Exactly is the number one Sunday Times best selling autobiography from the one and only Lily Allen – woman, mother, singer, songwriter. Get the audiobook to hear her very honest, brave and frank story told in her own voice.
13. Harry: Conversations with the Prince by Angela Levin


Continue Reading

TOPSHOP:7 Of The Most Extraordinary Christmas Markets In Europe

Everyone loves a good <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> market and there’s an ever-growing number of new ones popping up each year. So which markets are a must-see? We’re thinking outside the box of Winter Wonderland this year and have selected the seven markets across Europe you need to know about. Keep reading if you want to know where to find a Christmas market for dogs or one that can only be reached by a steep rack railway…
1. Velvet Cave Christmas Market – Valkenburg aan de Geul, Netherlands
The Valkenburg Velvet caves in southern Netherlands are a popular tourist attraction all year round, but at Christmas they get extra special as the network of underground passageways is transformed into a magical market complete with food stalls, gift shops and sparkling lights.
2. Mt Pilatus Christmas Markets – Switzerland
The highest Christmas market in the whole of Europe can be found at 200m above sea level in Switzerland. The journey there is already pretty exciting as you have to take the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to even make it up. Expect spectacular mountain views and make the return journey by sled, air-board or snow-bike for added excitement.
3. Floating Christmas Market – Vilshofen, Germany
A Christmas market on a boat? If that sounds like your cup of tea, head to Germany to discover beautiful handicrafts, mulled wine and toasted almonds while you admire the light reflections in the sparkling waters of the Danube river.
4. The Red Square – Moscow, Russia
Located right next to the majestic St. Basil’s Basilica, the Red Square’s famous market is definitely among the most scenic. Plus, it’s open until January meaning you can extend the holiday spirit for a little while longer.
5. ‘Christmas Avenue’ LGBTQ Christmas Market – Cologne, Germany
The LGBTQ+ Christmas market “Heavenue” in Cologne is basically a festive version of Pride and merges traditional elements of Christmas with a full-on party including live performances and music acts.
6. Sirius Christmas Market for Dogs – Berlin, Germany
Christmas and dogs in one place? This market in Germany makes actual dreams come true. Whether you’re looking to buy a special Christmas treats for your pet or just want to see dogs in cute elf costumes, you’ve come to the right place.
7. Santa Claus Village – Rovaniemi (Lapland), Finland
Can you think of a better place to get into the Christmas spirit than Rovaniemi, the official hometown of Santa Claus? If that doesn’t convince you, you can also actually stay in an igloo-hotel there…


Continue Reading

TOPSHOP:5 Beauty, Nail And Hair Trends To Try This Party Season

Party season is the best opportunity to finally try something new when it comes to your beauty look. That’s why we’re offering you two special makeover packages (details here) from our partners House of Lady Muck, Blink brow bar, Blue Tit and Hershesons at Topshop Oxford Circus from 6th – 9th December. To get ready for your appointment and figure out which one to book, we asked the experts in store to talk us through the key trends of the season…

1. The ‘modern classic’ blow dry at Hershesons

In need of an extra special hairdo for Christmas or New Year’s Eve? Hershesons’ ‘modern classic’ blow dry should do the trick. “Sometimes you just want to look on point and this Upper East Side-style blow out hits the mark. It’s sleek, elegant and expensive-looking with a high-gloss finish,” say the experts at our Hershesons salon at Topshop Oxford Circus.

2. The ‘boy brow’ at Blink brow bar

Eyebrows can make or break a beauty look, so make sure to get it right this party season. “A key trend we’re consistently seeing is the ‘boy brow’ – a full, feathery, natural brow where the arch is kept fuller and straighter in shape. It’s about celebrating the brows nature blessed you with and making them look even more beautiful and defined,” is the key advice Blink brow bar shared with us.

3. Wintery bleached pastels at Blue Tit

Stand out against even the greyest of winter days with a new take on pastel hair. The stylists at Blue Tit told us how to do it: “Freehand bleach with a soft apricot toner to keep that cool more grown-out look. <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> two loose Dutch braids with a touch of hairspray and lightly tap over with the straighteners to secure – this leaves the ends loose but helps the braid from unraveling without the use of elastic again to keep that cool understated vibe.”

4. Animal print nails at House of Lady Muck

More is definitely more when it comes to your nails this <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>. “We are loving leopard-print nail art at the moment, but not as you know it. Be bold with the classic print and play around with neons, glitters and metallics. It’s such a fun way to brighten up your mani,” says House of Lady Muck founder Laura Southern.

5. Glam everyday hairstyles at Hershesons

Even the everyday needs a touch of glam at Christmastime, so make that extra bit of effort with your hair to elevate your look. Try the flat wave, or Flave, (left) which Hershesons debuted at London Fashion Week. The slept-in, 2-D snaking waves are created with a straightener and lashings of sea salt spray. Or give ‘wavy gravy’ a go (right) – tousled beach babe meets rock ‘n’ roll in the defining hair style of the Noughties, inspired by the iconic Kate Moss and Sienna Miller.


Continue Reading

TOPSHOP:How To Create Your Perfect Staple Winter Wardrobe With Just 5 Pieces

Overwhelmed by all the offers, <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> ads and sequins everywhere? Then now is the time to go back to basics. Invest in only five great-fitting classic staples that can either be worn as a full look or mixed and matched with the rest of your wardrobe. These are the five key timeless pieces you should buy and enjoy for years to come…
1. The classic coat
A great statement coat may be fun, but do you find yourself struggling to find a simple coat in your <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>
that just goes with everything? Cue the navy dusters, belted trenches and checked longline <span class=”woR”>blazer</span><span class=”woD”>A blazer is a type of jacket resembling a suit jacket, but cut more casually. A blazer is generally distinguished from a sportcoat as a more formal garment and tailored from solid color fabrics. Blazers often have naval-style metal buttons to reflect their origins as jackets worn by boating club members.</span>
s. If you don’t own at least one of those yet, you know what you should be adding to your shopping list now…
2. The everyday blouse
The iconic button-down blouse gets a new-season update with shiny satins, animal prints and relaxed collars. A perfect blouse will become your ultimate go-to for days when you just can’t think of anything to wear.
3. The perfect pair of jeans
Blue or black are really the only way to go if you want to keep it simple. The key is to find a pair that is comfortable and fits you perfectly – you might need to try a few before you buy – so you can style them without even having to think about it.
4. The timeless pair of heeled boots
Heeled ankle boots really work for any occasion: add a pair of leather boots to a basic denim and tee combination for an instant fashion-editor approved look or to give an elevated outfit a sophisticated edge.
5. The ultimate layering knit
Underneath a boilersuit, over a dress, layered with a different jumper – the styling options are endless when you’ve found a great soft-touch knit. Look to invest in a neutral-coloured knit with a touch of cashmere to make it last longer than just one season.


Continue Reading

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?


Continue Reading

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


Continue Reading

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.


Continue Reading

TOPSHOP:3 Ways To Style The Fair Isle Jumper With A Cool New Twist

Think the Fair Isle jumper is more cosy than cool? This season, the iconic knit is having a moment, with modern silhouettes, bold, colour-pop touches and sporty details transforming it into a serious trend piece. Keep scrolling to discover all the different ways we’ll be wearing it.

1. The smart way

Make the Fair Isle knit work for the office, styling this tank over a minimalist white tee and pinstriped trousers. Embellished heels and faux fur bag are all you need to complete a modern sophisticated look.

2. The comfy way

Though the Fair Isle jumper is an obvious choice for the weekend, the way you <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>, a bowling bag and this season’s most-wanted hiking boots for a fresh edge.

3. The evening way

A Fair Isle jumper with a sporty zip collar jumper will look great on dinner dates. Wear it with a sleek leather-look pencil <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>and animal-print flourishes.


Continue Reading

TOPSHOP:Why You Shouldn’t Shy Away From Wearing Bold Colours In Winter

We think vibrant colours are exactly what you need if you’ve been feeling low because of the colder, shorter winter days. Forget classic navy, camel and black and add a pop of colour to your everyday with blue, red and yellow clothing as the cornerstone of your winter wardrobe. Whether you want to do a head-to-toe look or just some bright <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>, here’s how to <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> primary colours this season…

1. Head-to-toe

It doesn’t get bolder than wearing your favourite colour from head to toe, plus there’s no way wearing this won’t make you feel even a little bit happier.

2. Different tones 

For a more elegant and sophisticated take, pick a colourful <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A 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).</span> and add accessories in a slightly darker tone.

3. Just the accessories

Colour-coordinate your accessories and keep the rest of the outfit super simple to make the colour really stand out.


Continue Reading
1 2 3 108