Category archives: Style Edit

Steal Her Style: Amal Alamuddin

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Immaculately groomed and wildly accomplished, the very soon-to-be Mrs Clooney, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, was spotted out in London in this stylishly autumnal biker-chic look.  Tough-luxe, gritty glamour is an aesthetic that always holds a place in the heart of every fashionista, and Amal is no different. Taking a break from her usual smart ladyl[...]

Debs @ #LFW

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So it's here - and so are we. When we first fell out of our beds this morning we weren't exactly impressed at the sight that greeted us; grey clouds and the promise of rain. But the lure of previewing the SS15 collections more than helped give us that little extra push away from a lazy Saturday at home (it is National Bed month, after all) to the hub of beau[...]

Designers at Debenhams: Happy 21st Birthday

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    As we get ready to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Designers at Debenhams - the first collaboration began in autumn 1993 - we got to thinking about what makes our designer collaborations so unique. Is it simply high-end quality at high-street prices, or is there more to it? (There's more to it.) Read on to discover how our designer coll[...]

Dress Like a Bullingdon Boy

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If you've not yet heard, the upcoming film The Riot Club  (based on the real-life hedonistic Bullingdon Club which David Cameron and Boris Johnson were members of) promises to be a who's-who of handsome British faces as well as a masterclass in formalwear. Hate it or love it, the Bullingdon boys' impossibly dapper outfits have inspired a new level of smart. [...]

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[...]