Liberty London's gorgeous floral prints can now adorn your feet, as the British brand has teamed up with three different footwear companies to bring its classic style to shoes. This morning, three new Liberty x Nike high tops launched online and in the London store. The Clarks range is also on sale now, but we'll have to make do with a sneak peek of the Dr Martens collaboration since those aren't available until May 1. Take a look at my favourite Liberty London collaborations and shop my picks here!
It's less than a week to go until Valentine's Day, so naturally I've been eying up possible items for my wish list. There are heaps of romantic gifts on offer right now, but that doesn't mean they have to be tacky. I think it's a great occasion to add to your wardrobe – maybe with some jewellery? You could even treat yourself to a themed item of clothing. Click through to see which items I'm lusting after.
Last week, I told you that Vivienne Westwood has designed t-shirts for Comic Relief, and now another brand is feeling charitable. Liberty of London has created two limited edition printed silk scarves for the event. They are available to buy at TK Maxx and Liberty stores as well as online (£12.99). £4 from each sale goes directly to Comic Relief, which essentially makes it guilt free shopping. Will you be buying one of these, or is the t-shirt more your thing?
With less than a week to go until Christmas, sale season is already upon us. Liberty of London just opened it's sale so hold on to your credit card as it has some pretty amazing reductions! There are pieces by big designer names like Alexander McQueen, Acne, Twenty8Twelve and Peter Pilotto. There is a lot to work through, so I have saved you a bit of time by rounding up my favourite pieces. Act fast though as these items won't hang around for long.
These days, gadgets are as important an accessory as your handbag so it's important that they're well looked after. Mulberry have previously teamed up with Apple to create gorgeous cases for laptops, iphones and ipods and now Liberty of London have followed suit. The collection includes a selection of laptop cases and bags featuring classic prints and embossed leather. One of my favourites is this Edenham sleeve (from £79.95) with a cute floral print. You can check out the full collection here. Are you a fan of this collaboration?
I have been lucky enough to meet and interview some amazing people over the past few years, but last night was really a very exciting encounter. I was invited to Liberty of London to check out the World of Manolo and meet the shoe genius himself, Manolo Blahnik.
He really worked the room which housed so many of his gorgeous designs. I couldn't believe how many different styles there were, and he was a perfect gentleman making time to talk to everyone. I managed to grab him for a quick chat (which you can read below) before we were whisked off to the Soho Hotel to watch (one of) his favourite films – Senso.
Bianca Jagger arrived for the screening and sat next to Manolo who watched the movie as though it was his first viewing. Lucy Yeoman, editor of Harper's Bazaar, hosted the event and revealed that he has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of films.
To read what he had to say and for photos from the event, just read more
Stores and brands are increasingly using the internet to engage with their customers. Many online stores now have an integrated blog promoting new stock, events and competitions. Examples of this can be seen on the Liberty of London site and the Topshop Inside Out blog. It's a great way to keep up to date with brands and will usually give some insider tips. Do you read company blogs?
It may only be March, but already I’m dreaming of my Summer holiday. Perhaps it’s the recent dose of Spring sunshine, but It’s got me researching the perfect break, or more importantly, the beauty stash I plan to take with me! Check out this collection of top travel beauty buys that are great for slinging in a suitcase. You’ll want to book your ticket now.
Mother's Day lands this Sunday and I've been rushing around trying to find the perfect gift. There's so many great things out there, from fabulous new fragrances to indulgent bathing treats, I couldn't decide what to get! Have you bought your gift yet? Don't worry if not because I've rounded up six fabulous beauty buys that would make any mother jump for joy.
Click through my slideshow to check them out.
Tailormade beauty is having a renaissance in the U.K. Bespoke fragrance brand Le Labo just opened a new store in London's Marylebone and Anne Semonin, a hot Parisian bespoke skincare range, is set to launch at Liberty of London's beauty department at the end of this month.
Meanwhile, Kiehl's has been offering personalised labels for its Creme de Corps bottles as gifts at its stores recently. Across the beauty world, companies are going further to offer more personalised products.
In London, boutique companies Ormonde Jayne and Floris have create tailor-made fragrance services for years. New York's Three Custom Color, the company that offers everything from bespoke nail shades to eye shadow, and lipstick, ships here also and has a loyal U.K. following.
This is definitely a trend that makes sense. Everyone has different skincare needs, tastes and colourings, so why not create something that's perfectly suited to the customer?
However, the services can be expensive. Anne Semonin's range, for example, runs from £31 to £112, whilst a tailormade fragrance at Le Labo can cost up to £370. But then, for something totally special it might just be worth it. What do you think? Would you pay for bespoke beauty products?
Le Labo photo courtesy of Liberty of London