Launching the first UK branch of American Eagle at Westfield London, Executive Vice President Simon Nankervis said, “The brand’s changed since 2011 and we’ve moved from being a US retailer to a global retailer.”
American Eagle Westfield London (photo – worklondonstyle)
Launching in time for Christmas.
With more than 1,000 stores in the US and annual sales of $3,3billion, American Eagle is best known for its denim.
Denim (photo – worklondonstyle)
Nankervis said, “Our ranges will be differentiated because the guy in London wears his jeans tighter and the girls [follow] trends a lot quicker because of the proximity to Europe. It will be closer to what we do in New York than Middle America.”
The first UK store at Westfield London (photo – worklondonstyle)
The opening at Westfield London will be followed by another 10,000sq ft store over two floors, on the upper level at Westfield Stratford on Saturday. From next Wednesday Bluewater shoppers will be able to visit their own local store.
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Mykonos Yacht Club (photo – worklondonstyle)
Pelicans At River Studio Velddrif (photo – worklondonstyle)
Early Namaqualand Daisies in Laaiplek. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Milo (photo – worklondonstyle)
‘Die Hel’ Strandfontein (photo – worklondonstyle)
Water-wise Gardening in Doringbaai (photo – worklondonstyle)
Beach Cottage Yzerfontein (photo – worklondonstyle)
Sushi at Bouzouki (photo – worklondonstyle)
Trusted Timberland’s Mykonos (photo – worklondonstyle)
Sunset Run Langebaan (photo – worklondonstyle)
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Red is the new black. From New York to London, Paris to Milan, red is ready to take over from blue as the dominant colour for Autumn 2014.
Tom Ford RTW Autumn 2014 (photo – Giovanni Giannoni)
Carolina Hererra RTW Autumn 2014 (photo – Giovanni Giannoni)
Tibi RTW Autumn 2014 (Jimi Celeste)
Prabal Gurung RTW Autumn 2014 (photo – Giovanni Giannoni)
Alexandre Herchcovitch RTW Autumn 2014 (photo – Rodin Banica)
Giambattista Valli RTW Autumn 2014 (photo – Giovanni Giannoni)
Marissa Webb RTW Autumn 2014 (photo – John Aquino)
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Tagged Alexandre Herchcovitch, Autumn 2014, Carolina Herrera, Giambattista Valli, key trends, latest looks, Marissa Webb, must have, new season, Prabal Gurung, ready to wear, RTW Fall 2014, Tibi, Tom Ford, Trends 2014, ways to wear, work, worklondonstyle
Phoebe Philo and her team opened the doors to their elegantly designed new flagship store on Mount Street today. Clear grey marmorino plastered walls and marbled floors inlaid with semi-precious stones, greeted eager customers. Danish artist FOS created specially commissioned artistic details including door handles, floor lamps and a chandelier.
Born in Paris and educated at Central Saint Martins in London, Philo won the ‘British Designer of the Year’ award in 2010 and the ‘International Designer of the Year’ award in 2011.
worklondonstyle shopping Celine’s new flagship store on Mount Street on opening day. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Attention to detail includes beautifully inlaid marble floors. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Geometric shapes were integral to her accessories for the season. Bags featured square handles coupled with cubic bangles and chunky, rectangular platform shoes.
The Summer 2014 Campaign (photo – Celine)
In a move away from her usual minimalism and understated elegance, Philo introduced bright colours and bold graphic prints for Spring /Summer 2014. The layered look and asymmetrical pleated skirts were teamed with coats and blazers.
Spring/Summer 2014 (photo – Showbit)
Travel informed the Spring/Summer collections of many designers at Paris Fashion Week. It is represented by colourful tribal prints in the collection at Celine.
Spring/Summer 2014 (photo – Showbit)
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Hot on the heels of their 2012 collaboration with French basics brand Comptoir des Cottoniers, Uniqlo has done it again. Available in Paris since November 2013; their Ines de la Fressange Paris range is set to be ‘pret-a-porter’ in London from mid March 2014.
Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo (photo – Uniqlo)
An international top model since 1975, Ines became the muse for Lagerfeld, modelling regularly for Chanel from 1983 to 1990. She has been the brand ambassador for luxury shoemaker Roger Vivier for the last decade and is part of the L’Oreal “Dream Team.” Her French style guide “La Parisienne” published in 2010, became a bestseller available in 17 languages.
Carrying a Roger Vivier handbag prior to the Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013/2014 collection shows at the Grand Palais in Paris. (photo- Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images)
Parisian Chic. (photo- Ines de la Fressange)
Ines says, “After many years in the fashion business I learned a few things, and my wish is to give back a part of my experience in order to help women, such as the trick to mix casual and sophisticated for instance. Everything can be mixed in an easy way and worn at the office and on the weekend.”
Ines working with Uniqlo Design Director Naoki Takizawa (photo – Uniqlo)
Uniqlo Design Director Naoki Takizawa said, “We talked regularly with Ines and exchanged views on a number of subjects including fabrics, design and fitting. Ines’ own lifestyle and approach to fashion closely mirror Uniqlo’s LifeWear and I am very pleased to be launching the new line that we have created together.”
Ines de la Fressange’s collaboration with LifeWear UNIQLO. (photo – Uniqlo)
LifeWear aims to promote comfort, allowing customers to create their own style. With her attitude of ‘laissez-faire’ and clearly ‘bien dans sa peau’, Ines’ collaboration with Uniqlo brings us a fun, wearable and affordable collection. French chic is available at uniqlo.com/uk.
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Just in time for Valentine’s day and ahead of its release in the US, comes the publication of Dr Wayne W. Dyer’s latest book ‘I Can See Clearly Now.’ It is an intimate look at four decades of the key experiences and decisions that have shaped his life. At every fork in the road Dr Dyer shows how seekers on a personal path to enlightenment can choose love over fear.
Dr Dyer shares personal experiences from his childhood in orphanages, his time in the American military and his drive and ambition to study and succeed. He writes “to inspire you to look back at your own life to see how everything you have experienced has led you to where you are right now.”
Published in March 1976 ‘Your Erroneous Zones’ was. Dr. Dyer’s first book written for the public. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Wayne takes us with him on his journey as he decides to leave behind a life in academia and write and promote his first book aimed at the public: ‘Your Erroneous Zones.’
Quoting Thoreau’s “You will meet with a success unexpected in common hours,” Dr Dyer shows how you can gain success by staying aligned with the highest vision you have for yourself.
‘Pulling Your Own Strings’ published in 1978. (photo – worklondonstyle)
In ‘Pulling Your Own Strings’ Wayne shares his own life philosophy teaching self reliance and self determination. He shows how to stand up for yourself at work and in your personal life. This book sets you free from feeling like a victim and allows you to control the fears and negative feelings that are keeping you from reaching your life’s potential.
‘There Is A Spiritual Solution To Every Problem’ published in 2001. (photo – worklondonstyle)
In ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ Wayne tells of his repeat visit to Assisi in October 2000. At San Damiano whilst awaiting a knee replacement operation due to running injuries, he finds himself up a winding staircase, having to carry John Graybill, who has braces on his leg due to muscular dystrophy. Struggling under the weight and panicking when his knee fails, Wayne experiences a miraculous healing when he sees an apparition of St. Francis.
The cover photo of ‘There Is A Spiritual Solution To Every Problem’ is the photo taken by Patricia Eagan, a member of their tour group. It shows Dr Dyer offering a silent prayer of gratitude to St. Francis on the balcony of the ancient building.
Dr Wayne Dyer’s latest book ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ published in 2014, compels you to take off the mask and gain clear vision of your life’s journey. (photo – worklondonstyle)
In ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ Dr Dyer shows that there are no accidents. Through sharing his own journey he helps us to discover our life’s purpose. This book sheds light on how important milestones carry with them the teaching to equip us for the future.
Dr Dyer is a New York Times bestselling author and has published more that 40 books. He is an internationally acclaimed speaker in the field of self-development. He holds a doctorate in educational counselling and was an associate professor at St. John’s University New York. ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ is available now at all bookstores in the UK and online. It will be published in the US on 25 February 2014.
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Forget the Presidential love triangle; the high street is in love with France. Bag your own bit of Gallic flair with le sac du jour – the bucket bag. Update your wardrobe with the bag created by Angele Lancel in 1925.
Lancel opened her store near the lively new Opera Garnier in Paris in 1876, selling smoking accessories. In 1925 she creates the iconic bucket bag renamed the Premier Flirt in 2006.
Brigitte Bardot with her famous basket in beloved St Tropez.
In 1987 the bucket bag is rereleased under the name Elsa. It quickly charms millions of women to become an international bestseller for the house. I succumb to its charms buying two in different sizes.
My big Lancel Elsa bag photographed during a 2003 stay at Ma Cachette chambres d’hotes in Arlanc in the Auvergne. (photo – worklondonstyle)
My small black Elsa bucket bag ideal for work and short trips. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Lancel reinterprets its cult bucket bag in 2006 and rechristens it the Premier Flirt.
The Lancel Premier Flirt 2006. (photo – Lancel)
Lancel expresses its proximity to the French cultural background with collaborations with French icons Isabelle Adjani and Brigitte Bardot. The design elements of the 2012 BB bag respected the actress’s strong conservation convictions as all materials were environmentally friendly and the leather look required no animal hides.
The curvaceous Brigitte Bardot bag created in 2012. (photo – Lancel)
For Spring/Summer 2014 the slouchy bucket bag is the perfect accessory. Topshop, Next, H&M, Zara and French Connection amongst others, all have affordable versions of the bag, allowing for a balance between casual and chic.
The 2014 high street version of the bucket bag from Zara. (photo – Zara)
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Tagged Auvergne, bags & shoes, Brigitte Bardot, Brigitte Bardot bag, Bucket bag, celebrity lifestyle, Elsa bag, French Connection, H&M, key trends, Lancel, must have, new season, Next, Opera Garnier, Paris, Premier Flirt, shopping, Spring/Summer 2014, Topshop, work, worklondonstyle, Zara
Paris born Phoebe Philo, creative director at Celine, received and OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. With fashion’s current emphasis on menswear, Phoebe is leading the way to comfort.
Phoebe Philo received and OBE in the New Year’s Honours. (photo-Getty)
Dressed for speed in Nike Air Max during an interview with Vogue. ( photo – David Sims)
Phoebe, already credited for spiking sales of New Balance 620’s and Nike Air Max, wore Stan Smith sneakers during Paris Fashion Week last year.
Marc Jacobs sported the trainers at the British Fashion Awards, whilst other supporters include Gisele Bundchen, Rita Ora, Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss.
Philo sporting Stan Smith Adidas Originals. (photo – Pinterest)
The trainers named after US tennis player, Stan Smith who won Wimbledon men’s singles in 1972, had a fashion hey day in the 90’s. More than 22million pairs were sold.
Stan Smith Adidas Originals. (photo – Adidas)
Adidas Stan Smith Originals will be available in the UK from middle January 2014 at £67 per pair.
Adidas photographed by Bella Howard.
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British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson is returning to British television screens in January In ‘The Taste’. The show aired in its original format in the US on ABC in January 2013. As in previews shows, Nigella will be seen tasting and enjoying great food. She says, “At my age, being thin is not a good look. Eating is my anti-aging remedy”.
Nigella glamorous in curve-hugging purple for the show ‘The Taste’ in the US. (photo – AP)
Her first book introduced her as a woman with a passion for life and food and helped start a cupcake revolution.
‘Nigella Bites’ accompanied the channel four series that established her as a sensual cook adored by men and women globally.
The reality style show is described as a mix between a talent show and a cooking competition. Each of the experts coach a mixed team of amateur and professional cooks and at the end of each episode the judges sample the dishes blind without knowing who cooked it or even what the dish is.
The US version of ‘The Taste’ with Ludo Lefebvre, Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Marcus Samuelsson. (photo – ABC)
‘The Taste’ airs on Channel 4 in the UK, on Tuesday 7 January at 9 pm.
Nigella as mentor and judge on ‘The Taste’. (photo – XPUSJP)
Nigella doing the taste test in a scene from the new show.
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British fashion designer Stella McCartney hosted the annual Christmas lights switch-on at her Bruton Street store. Dame Edna Everage was the special guest who switched on the lights. McCartney said, “The brief is to have fun. I have been dying to get Dame Edna for so long, I’m chuffed.”
Dame Edna Everage with Stella at her Chrismas lights switch-on party at the Bruton street store. (photo – Bauer media)
Stella McCartney opened in South Kensington’s Brompton Cross in 2012. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Spring/Summer 2014 (photo – worklondonstyle)
The Brompton Cross store includes the first ever Kids stand alone store for children up to age 12. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Stella was appointed team GB’s Creative Director for the 2012 Olympics by Adidas, having established a long term-partnership with Adidas in September 2004. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Stella McCartney, the daughter of former Beatle Paul McCartney and photographer, musician and animal rights activist Linda, showed her first collection in Paris in October 2001. She received an OBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to the fashion industry.
Stella with Anna Wintour; editor of American Vogue. (photo – Abaca)
Stella received the VH1/Vogue Designer of the Year Award in New York in 2000. Her father Paul McCartney, presented the award and she dedicated it to her late mother.
In February 2013 Women’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 assessed her as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom.
Adele wearing a Stella McCartney dress to receive her Member of the Order of the British Empire award for services to the music industry at Buckingham Palace. (photo – Getty)
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