Category archives: Style Edit

Red Alert for the New Season

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  Vamp up your look this AW14 with a splash of red - the go-to way to brighten up your wardrobe and go for bold in the style stakes. Seen at the shows of Victoria Beckham, Moschino, Chloe and Victor & Rolf couture - to name a few - red is clearly a shade to invest in. Whether you opt for a simple statement accessory or a head-to-toe working of[...]

How to get snapped at LFW...

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With London Fashion Week starting this Friday, September 12, we're excited for a bevy of reasons. For general fashion industry action, for the spring/summer shows of our own Designers at Debenhams, and for photo ops. Yes - admittedly, everyone loves a street style cred (even model Elena Perminova, pictured above). Here's how to get one.  Street style phot[...]

Ben de Lisi: The Interview

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The name Ben de Lisi is synonymous with elegant, sophisticated fashion. A long-standing member of the Designers at Debenhams portfolio, many a style-savvy shopper has come to rely on the modern-day chic of his Principles by Ben de Lisi range. A New Yorker in London, Ben arrived from the Big Apple back in 1982, intent on learning his craft. Two years later[...]

Steal Her Style: Sarah Paulson

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Arriving at the 2014 Gracie Awards for women in media, American Horror Story actress Sarah Paulson looked nothing short of ravishing in an off-the-shoulder floral cocktail dress. Ladylike off-the shoulder dresses have made a surprising but welcome comeback this past season, and those in the know have brought this look right up to date with neutral mak[...]

AW14 Must-Have: The Blanket Coat

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If you haven't seen Cara & co. sporting their own monogrammed versions of late, then we have to ask whether you've been hiding under a blanket, as opposed to wearing one - which you should be this AW14. Take if from us; the blanket is big for autumn. A perfect transitional piece, glam it up with a beautiful dress (as seen on the catwalk at Burberr[...]

The Appeal of the Kimono

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Why does a kimono look so fabulous? After all, in theory, a Japanese traditional garment worn with distressed jeans, a crop top and Birkenstocks doesn't sounds like a chic get-up. But chic it is. And it could be its very randomness that makes it so. Given its distinctive look and exotic origins, a gal wearing a kimono can't help but look mysterious. Othe[...]

Best Dressed: GQ Men of the Year Awards

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British GQ's annual Men of the Year Awards is the perfect prelude to London Fashion Week -the award-winning Condé Nast men's lifestyle title (AKA men's Vogue) - now in its 17th year - never fails to bring in the best in film, music, and TV, as well as an international who's-who of impeccably dressed stars. Winners comprised an eclectic list including Lewi[...]

AW14 Trend: Modern Military

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This autumn/winter, military-inspired looks are the ultimate in off-duty tough luxe. Khaki and black dominates the moody palette, while contemporary zips, studs and panelling are key design features. Championed by fashion icons such as Carine Roitfeld ( former EIC of Vogue Paris) and Daphne Guinness, and loved by everyone from Jessica Alba to Kate Boswor[...]

AW14 Trend: Pastel Palette

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As this autumn/winter season leaves no style stone unturned, flamboyant souls who despair at the thought of trading in their summer wardrobe for the traditional autumn palette of blacks, browns et al, can rejoice - poetic pastels have finally been reinvented for cooler weather. Thanks to catwalk heavyweights such as Céline, Rochas and Carven,  structured [...]

AW14 Trend: Blue Notes

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Somewhere between blue's big debut at the shows in February and the onset of Indian summer, it became the new black. From cobalt to cerulean, and periwinkle to navy, a spectrum of modern, wearable blues have been popping up in every sartorial form. Although it’s not a hue that’s ever really out of style, this season’s statement-making head-to-toe blue loo[...]