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How To Dress For Party Season, Without Looking “Party Season”

As winter creeps in, it’s time to wholeheartedly embrace glamour. Wrap up in plush velvets and cosy furs, show off in metallic finishes and sequinned gowns. Once you’ve bedeck yourself in feathers, drag your ensemble into 2018, with matte leathers, sharp suiting and whiter than white boots. Natasha Zinko, Velvet Bow Mules, £600, Browns Fashion […]

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Spring Style Inspiration: Denim, Silk & Sportswear

It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I’ve been finding it very difficult to decide what my first dip back into the pond would be. I knew I wanted to create a GTL, but I couldn’t quite decide what to cover. My current style obsessions are: Denim (- it’s actually getting quite worrying how […]

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Monday Blues? The Dior AW17 Show will give you that much-needed boost

We already know that Maria Grazia Chiuri, wants us all to ‘be Feminists’, but for her AW17 collection; instead of emblazoning this message across instagrammable t-shirts, this was cleverly sown into the fabric of her seemingly sombre – and all blue -collection. Her message could be felt in the black panther inspired leather berets, the small […]

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Blush Loves… Paris

I stepped off the metro, on the first Thursday in February to the smell of croissant. I followed my offline Citymapper to my hotel a four minute walk away, undoubtedly looking like the tourist I so clearly was- dressed in a giant hat, wide legged trousers, a blazer, and once-upon-a-time white Reeboks, peeking out at […]

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All I Want for Chinese New Year is…

I’ve  always liked Chinese New Year. As well as being a fan of hong bao and the treats that lay within them, I love that each year has it’s own personality. Distinguished by animals, CNY brings more meaning to the new year than it just being ‘a new year.’ No ‘New Year New You’ malarkey here. CNY is […]

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2017: An Ode to Optimism

After a rocky 2016, it seems we are all committed to making 2017 a year of hope, togetherness and possibility. If 2016 was the apocalypse, then 2017 is the year we dust ourselves off, walk through the rubble and saunter off into the sunset. For SS17 it was surely no surprise then, that designers looked to […]

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Blush Board: Party Time

It’s been a while since I’ve put together a Blush Board, so I thought I’d put all of my pinning to good use for a party-centric piece. There’s lots more to come on Slappshop.com, but in the meantime, here’s a little inspiration to keep you going!

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Blush’s Favourite Film Heroines – Get the Look

From Zoolander’s pout to Scarlett O’Hara’s velvet curtain dress, motion picture has long provided us with iconic style moments. Costume designers fill audiences with the urge to emulate the complex, flawed and painfully stylish protagonists of the silver screen. Who doesn’t long to don their best jewellery and an LBD for casual breakfast window shopping […]

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Get the Look – Ballerina Style

What woman hasn’t felt the pull of ballet at some stage in her life? The music, the stage, the exquisite combination of femininity and strength; all pulled together with pretty French names, blush pinks and feathery layers of tulle. I first watched Swan Lake on Easter Sunday when I was five or six. High on […]

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Get the Look – Victoriana

White lace and layers of chiffon are nothing new for spring/summer, but this season designers went full throttle, showcasing an array of diaphanous gowns and Victorian inspired sleeves. Whether you’ll be teaming strict starchy whites with high waisted denim, or going all out in ankle grazing white Mille feuille, Blush writer Josie Johnson, shows you […]

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“I Work Out.” Blush Styles – Activewear

I’ve recently moved to Chelsea, which is all very lovely, but it does come with its disadvantages. One of them being that whenever you tell anyone where you live they raise their eyebrows and say ‘ooh that’s posh!’ In a kind of weird judgey way, or call you a rich c u next Tuesday, which […]

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12 Reasons why we love Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell needs little introduction and you probably already have an opinion about her. Whether that’s a phone-throwing loony, the Super of all Supers, Queen of the Catwalk, Bad biatch repping London or just an amazing woman who looks even better at 45. Whatever your opinion, her greatness is undeniable. She’s a legend: for fashion […]

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Blush Shoots – Spring Style

For the first time in what feels like forever, it seems that Spring is finally on its way. With two days in a row of sunshine, I think it’s finally safe to look ahead to sunnier days. Our fantastic contributor Giulia took to the roofs of London to shoot some of the season’s biggest trends […]

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Get the Look – Ruffles and Romance

After summers of bum-cheek flashing and seventies throwbacks, this spring designers have come over all romantic. Perhaps it’s the current state of global affairs and the campaign of hate spewed by leaders and extremists, the world over, but this summer it’s all about peace, love and ruffles . For Spring/Summer 16 Vetements, Gucci and Marques Almeida led […]

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Straight Outta Brick Lane. Blush Styles: Streetwear

The line between streetwear and sportswear is so fine, it’s a dot. I’ve always dabbled in both. As I made the move from awkward tomboy in baggy nike tracksuit bottoms and Adidas poppers, to trying to be a girl in skintight, cropped Abercrombie vest tops and JW trackies. At Uni I went through the denim mini […]

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fashion, Get the look

Get the Look – The 90s Tracksuit

The tracksuit bottom is making a comeback. No longer reserved for garage videos and nostalgic I-D spreads, good old trackie b’s are back with a vengeance. Seen in their splendour on the Spring/Summer catwalk at Chloe, creative director Claire Waight Keller channelled the 90s Classic by teaming her red trackies with a classic rib necked tracksuit […]

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Look of the Day – Rihanna in Red Velvet

I’ve been going on about how velvet is the fabric of the season, for quite some time now and it’s nice to know that Rihanna’s been paying attention. The Bajan superstar has taken a break from teasing us about the release of her upcoming album, Anti (if teasing’s your thing, check below) and is back to doing what […]

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We’re Suiting Up for Autumn – Get the Look

Thanks to Summer’s penchant for all things Seventies, suits have been witnessing a revival of late. After all, nothing says 1970s swagger like a Bianca-Jagger inspired two-piece. Whether you’ll be wearing yours white, wide-legged and belted, or a la Saint Laurent and super skinny; there’s a suit out there with your name on it. Spotted on the Autumn/Winter […]

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Blush Loves: Skinny Scarves, Hair Ties and Chokers

My favourite season is upon us and I have to say I’m rather happy to see my 15 deniers again. Autumn/Winter, for me is the time you can have the most fun with your style. My Autumn style tends to be a twist on old classics. Silk blouses, skinny jeans and fur coats never fail […]

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fashion, Get the look

Get the Look – The White Jumpsuit

With a month left of sun it’s time to pull out all the stops. Wear that broderie anglaise playsuit that you’ve been far too precious with, or that bright sheer chiffon maxi you still haven’t found the right occasion for. Those high-waisted skinnies, can wait another month. I’m yet to actually purchase a jumpsuit; I […]

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Celebrity style, denim, fashion, Get the look, style

Get the Look – High Waisted Jeans

Ok so it’s actually boiling outside, but let’s be honest it’s not going to last. I’ve had a disturbing adoration for denim since Spring, but currently it’s not the oversized dark denim jackets, button up stonewashed midis or the very versatile denim shifts that are battling with my bank balance. Rather, my unquenchable thirst for […]

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Blush loves, fashion

Blush Loves…Gingham

I must admit I love a bit of gingham. I have an old picture of me as a 90s 9-year-old giving the peace sign somewhere in Paris, wearing a tie waist gingham shirt and denim shorts. Whilst it may have been worryingly too close to Daisy Duke, whenever I look at that pic, I can’t […]

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Blush Loves: Denim. Get the Look

At the moment I’m in a state of confusion. Inspired by Rihanna’s four five seconds video and her oversized Matthew Dolan Denim jackets, I want oversized denim everything. I want denim shifts, button-up skirts and shirts and I want it all now, with bare legs. But unless you’re living in sunny climes. It’s kind of a hard (and […]

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Get the look – Bare Beauty in Black

There’s nothing easier than black. Its elegant,it’s edgy, its prim. Its whatever you dress it up to be and that’s the beauty of it. Dressing it down with a fresh face couldn’t be chicher right now, as demonstrated by the always well turned out Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Leigh Lezark and Poppy Delvingne who all rocked up […]

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Get the look -Anja Rubik’s Shearling

If you’re looking for Boxing day sales inspiration it doesn’t get much better than Anja Rubik‘s shearling coat. Shearling crept onto the catwalk this season at Prada, and shows no signs of going anywhere soon, thanks to the Pre-Fall collections of Calvin Klein, Burberry and Gucci. I literally fell in love at Coach on Bond […]

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Blush’s Favourite Fashion & Beauty Looks from 2014

2014 has been a crazy year. In the beauty world we got to grips with make-up again after seasons of fuss free hair and make-up barely there. This year was all about the bronze eye, teenage kohl and layering up on lashes. On the streets seemingly every star was spotted in their monogrammed Burberry blanket […]

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#bbloggers, beauty, Celebrity style, cropped jacket, fashion, Get the look, leather, leather trousers, London, Poppy Delevingne, style, winter

Get the Look – Poppy’s Faux Fur and Leather Trousers

Whilst we wouldn’t advocate sunglasses in Winter, Poppy Delevingne’s style choices are another matter. The model and general girl about town, was spotted, unsurprisingly- about town, in two winter essentials: a black faux fur jacket and leather trousers. As party season approaches these are two wardrobe staples that you’ll find yourself using again and again. Pair […]

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Look of the day – Kendall Jenner at the British Fashion Awards

Kendall Jenner stunned at the British Fashion Awards in London last night. The awards which were their starriest yet, saw Rihanna, Lana del Rey, Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls walk the red carpet alongside regulars Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Naomi Campbell and Pixie Geldof. Jenner joined Cara Delevingne, who was presented the model of the year award by her […]

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Blush loves…ASOS

At Blush we celebrate the best beauty in fashion told from the London perspective, so it was little surprise when the retail giant that is ASOS, asked us to create an edit of our favourite pieces that best reflect London style now. London is all about mixing the high and low, the chic and shabby. We’re pretty […]

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Blush Asks…Sadie Williams

Within months of graduating from Central Saint Martins, textile designer, Sadie Williams, was declared by Selfridges as one of London’s Bright Young Things. Since her window and capsule collection at London’s favourite department store, Sadie has kept a fairly low profile, creating animations with her brother Joe for the likes of Marc by Marc Jacobs and […]

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Blush loves – The 80s

This summer, on his annual trip from HK to London, my dad tried to convince me that the eighties were making a comeback.  As we cruised down the motorway blaring his favourite 80s jams, and his compilation CD (how very retro!) played on, I had to admit (to myself, because it’s never wise to admit […]

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The Diary

So this week has been a work week. Lots of press days but lots of fun. The week started with the launch of the Trilogy Christmas collection, which was a very chic take on Christmas as they opted for painterly prints as opposed to kitsch Xmas merch, meaning that you can stock up and hand […]

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Blush Loves… Politics in Fashion

  If you’ve been watching the SS15 Fashion Week shows you’ll have no doubt noticed a wind of change. Chanel had their models marching with femi placards for their final walk and at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Katie and Luella sent out T-shirts calling for a New World System. Just the other week, Cara Delevingne […]

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Get the look – Over the Knee Boots at #PFW

Ever since I saw last winter’s Celine ads, I have been desperate for a pair of over the knee boots. I spent hours, days even, scouring the internet and running to random stores on my lunch break; I even went to Dune, which was random and surprisingly ok. Anyway, after a good fortnight of ferocious […]

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The Blush Board – Lily Aldridge 70s Glam

This Monday Blush loves Lily Aldridge photographed by Ezra Petronio for Love Magazine. Lily’s look is pure Seventies, giving an always welcome refresh on the notorious Studio 54 aesthetic. The bronze eyeshadow, false lashes and kohl liner, paired with Botticelli curls is the perfect way to channel this season’s love for my favourite era. Jamila […]

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Azealia Vs. Azalea

It’s fair to say that Iggy Azalea is the current Queen of the charts, the blonde beauty who’s firmly been launched into the mainstream conscience has everyone singing “first things first I’m the realest” but Azealia Banks doesn’t seem convinced. The first female rapper to make a mark since Lil’ Kim, stormed into the charts […]

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Look of the day – Rihanna

Dinner is always a tricky beast to master. LBD- classic, easy, red dress (for real va va voom) or jeans and a nice chiffon shirt for a ‘oh this old thing’ French vibe; all standard and fail safe options, but fuschia, that’s pretty bold. Obviously it had to be Rihanna popping out to dinner, in […]

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Blush loves…Balmain Hair

When the weather is playing up, it’s pretty difficult to gauge what to do with your hair. A sleek straight look, blow dry or waves will all fall victim to rain, heat or humidity. Thankfully Balmain have come up with the chicest of offerings – a slick centre-parted bun. Take your cue from Jourdan and […]

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Gigi does a Jerry for Tom Ford

I started out as a fashion writer and whilst Campaign Trailing and Backstage Beauty both have fashion at their core, their are so many shoots, campaigns and looks I love that I wanted to share. Model Looks will be a wall of inspiration; a look at shoots, models and looks to inspire or that I’ll […]

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Blush loves…Christopher Kane & Alexander Wang Pre SS15

Christopher Kane and Alexander Wang have always shared a few things in common. Single syllable surnames aside, the two have risen through the ranks at much the same speed and time, they both boast loyal followings thanks to their relentless originality and their ability to translate the mood of the street as opposed to reinventing […]

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Look of the day – Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Amber Heard & Liv Tyler at the Stella McCartney Garden Party

Stella McCartney knows how to throw a good party and her Summer Garden parties have become quite the tradition. The perfect way to showcase a Resort collection, models frolicked in the garden blowing bubbles and painting their tongues blue with gobstopper lollipops, whilst wearing the Pre-Spring Summer ’15 collection, of course. Whilst the collection itself was […]

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Campaign Trailing – Ashish x Topshop

      Ok so this isn’t exactly a Campaign in the true sense of the word, but the images of socialite Mary Charteris modelling Ashish‘s newest collection for Topshop, are working Blush up into a frenzy that only a Balmain campaign can. In anticipation of the Ashish x Topshop launch on May 29th (only 9 […]

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