We love Coachella because…

There’s a lot to love about Coachella and as the desert sun sets on the 2014 festival, we’ve rounded up our three reasons for making sure we get tickets next year.

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The line-up is truly stellar

The line-up this year has to be one of the best of the summer with Muse, Outkast and Arcade Fire headlining and Pharrell, Haim and Lana Del Rey all featuring. There were also a number of surprises appearances on the stage. Gwen Stefani and Snoop Dogg joined Pharrell during weekend one, while Usher and Jay-Z joined the super producer for weekend two.

Arcade Fire claimed to share the stage with Coachella-lovers Daft Punk, however, there’s been no confirmation it was actually Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo in the famous white robot costumes.

The fashion-spotting is just so good

The fields of Coachella are something of a bohemian paradise and our favourite attendees didn’t disappoint. Top of our best-dressed list was regular festival-goer Diane Kruger who opted for an eclectic array of ensembles, modelling everything from an embellished LBD to a leopard print mini skirt. She had the accessories nailed too; flat white sandals, a fedora hat and a mini backpack.

We’ll be working the Coachella look this summer in tribal prints, cropped tops and statement gladiator sandals.

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The food will keep you healthy and happy

Festival food is not normally something to rave about but at Coachella, gourmet food is the order of the day. LA eateries Night + Market and Sugarfish hosted pop ups at the festival and there was even the option to indulge in a multi-course meal at some of the temporary eateries.

Maybe we should start saving up for next year now? Or if you can’t wait until 2015 for your festival fix, check out our guide to this summer’s free festivals.

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New to OFFICE: Teva

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It’s been 30 years since Teva launched the world’s first sports sandal, and these adventure essentials have just arrived online at OFFICE.CO.UK.

Specialising in sports sandals that will take you from the beach to the city, they are a must-have for every travel enthusiast this summer. A quarter-century worth of knowledge and technology has gone into the original Teva sandals, and they’re renowned for their two fundamental responsibilities: to play and to protect in water.




Wherever you’re going this summer, make sure you pack a pair of these colourful sandals into your suitcase.

Discover the Teva collection online now.

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Nike X Liberty London SS14 Collection

Just in time for Summer, the SS14 collection from Nike x Liberty of London is almost here, fusing tradition and sport using some timeless Liberty London floral prints for a cool summer look and we at OFFICE are pleased to give you a sneak peak of this exciting new release.

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The SS14 collection comprises of two footwear packs and is wrapped in an assortment of three of Liberty’s signature fabric designs, using a fresh summer blue floral palette. The Anoosha print hails from the 1930’s Art Deco movement and features blossom and bell flowers with a classic romantic style. The Lora print is based on a 1970’s version of a William Morris ‘Willow’ pattern and references vintage Oriental blue and white china and the final print Crown is taken from various paisley style block prints from the 19th Century Liberty archive.

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Anoosha                               Lora                                 Crown

 

Using a range of vintage and modern Nike styles, the culture of running is represented in the form of the Air Max 1, Air Max 90, Roshe Run and the retro classic Internationalist. The basketball favourites also feature with the Nike Blazer and the Nike Dunk Sky Hi with its subtle hidden wedge.

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The first part of the pack uses a timeline of Nike’s most popular running silhouettes, the vintage Internationalist, the iconic Air Max 1 and the contemporary Roshe Run plus the women’s updated basketball style, the Dunk Sky Hi. All feature a patchwork of the selected prints, hessian style panels, unique rugged rope laces and orange detailing.

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The second part of the pack has a more contemporary feel and also uses the feminine profile of the Dunk Sky Hi and the modern Roshe Run but adds the classic Blazer Hi and the statement Air Max 90. Taking on more of a denim effect, each style focuses on just one all over print, adding dark blue panels; classic flat white sports laces and flashes of orange.

 

The Nike X Liberty of London SS14 collection is almost here so keep your eyes peeled for our updates on a release day.

 

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Festival footwear icons

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The Ferris wheel and palm trees of Coachella have officially kicked off the festival season in style. Celebrities descended on Palm Springs looking every inch the festi pros with their statement sandals and rock ‘n’ roll-inspired looks. Follow our favourite fashion acts and see how they headline their footwear.

Kate Moss
Three words sum up supermodel Kate Moss’s festival style: Rock Chick Extraordinaire. She single-handedly started the denim cut-off and wellie boot combo in 2005 that’s now become a festival-goer uniform. Kate’s always been faithful to her Hunter boots – no fancy colourways or prints, just dark neutrals. If the weather doesn’t require rubber soles, work her look with strappy gladiators. Stick to black leather for extra edge.

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Rihanna
RiRi’s backstage gear is a departure from her risqué stage outfits. She still rocks high-octane separates and accessories but pares down pieces with beanie hats and leather trainers for a streetwear vibe. Channel off-duty Rihanna with Vans skater shoes. If you’d rather flaunt your toes, get a statement pedicure and be inspired by RiRi’s gold bling with a pair of glossy metallic sandals to decorate your feet.

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Rita Ora
Rita doesn’t shy away from bold colour, whether she’s on stage or band spectating. Toughen up a chic dress with a pair of heavy boots, just as she did with her sunset-inspired Stella McCartney dress last year at Glastonbury. Switch from classic black to patent blue Dr. Martens to tap into Rita’s rainbow style. And never miss a festival act with a pair of Nike runners – the brighter the better.

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Jourdan Dunn
Off-duty models have been nailing the normcore trend for years – think low-key, everyday fashion made fabulous by the person wearing them. Jourdan Dunn flaunts her endless pins to the max in teeny cut-off shorts and high-tops. Achieve the same effect with Converse classics and choose a bright colour to swerve mud splashes. For a more feminine vibe, try matching staple denim shorts to your footwear with Toms’ crochet slip-ons.

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Harry Styles
Keith Richards seems to be Harry’s style muse right now and that means lots of black, super-skinny trousers, and head scarves. Style yourself like Styles by steering clear of crisp white trainers in favour of stripped-back black and minimal branding. For something smarter, try a suede Chelsea boot – still just as comfy for sprinting away from groupies.

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Free summer festivals

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If you’re strapped for cash this summer but are still craving some festival action, never fear – there are plenty of freebie events taking place across the country. Grab your wellies and give one of these a try…

Shoreditch Festival

Dates are yet to be released for this year’s Shoreditch Festival but a quick scan of the official Facebook page shows that plans are very much afoot. In previous years the free annual event has taken place across a weekend in June and featured musical performances, street theatre shows and circus acts. Keep your eyes peeled for updates.

Brixton Splash

Brixton Splash 2014 will take place on August 3 with the action kicking off at midday. The annual music event puts the focus firmly on local talent and you can expect anything from reggae to r’n’b and house. The festival finishes at 7pm, but there are normally after parties held at local clubs.

Feel Good Festival

Full details are yet to be released but Rochdale Council has confirmed that the Feel Good Festival will hit the north-west town on August 29 and 30. Once again the free two-day food and music extravaganza is likely to welcome a host of celeb chefs and well-known artists. Past performers include Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Martha Reeves, The Lightning Seeds and Badly Drawn Boy.

Clarence Park Music Festival

Why splash out on Leeds Fest tickets when you can see some musical talent just down the road in Wakefield for free? This year’s Clarence Park Music Festival will take place on July 26 and 27 and will feature a range of local and national bands. OK, the line-up may not be as star-studded as at Leeds, but the food stalls will be cheaper!

South Tyneside Summer Festival

This event lasts all summer, with the seafront hosting a range of acts over three months. Acts are definitely on the cheesy side, with Liberty X, Toploader and Rick Astley all featuring last year.

Monmouth Music Festival

This nine-day event is one of the biggest free festivals in the UK. From July 25, the Welsh town will be welcoming a range of musicians covering pretty much every genre you can think of.

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Jean Paul Gaultier at the Barbican

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Celebrating avant-garde design and cutting-edge catwalk collections, the new Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the Barbican in London is at the top of our to-do list this weekend.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier is open now until the 25th August, and is the first major exhibition dedicated to the legendary French fashion designer. It explores the inspiration behind Gaultier’s collections and charts his signature style over the course of his illustrious 40-year career.

The exhibition features no fewer than 165 of Gaultier’s creations, from Madonna’s cone bra and Kylie’s stage outfits to film costumes and iconic catwalk pieces from the 1970s to the present day.

The extensive exhibition mirrors the ground-breaking theatricality of Gaultier’s catwalk shows with mannequins that have been brought to life with video projectors, enabling them to smile and speak to you as you make your way around the space.

What’s more, collaborations with artists such as Miles Aldridge, David LaChapelle and Andy Warhol are on show as well as footage from catwalk presentations, concerts and music videos, making this a must-visit exhibition.

Beat the queues and get your tickets online now!

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As seen in Company

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We love spotting our shoes in the pages of our favourite magazines and boy, has this been a busy month!

Our must-read monthly, Company, has featured a host of our hottest summer styles in the latest issue and we’ve got them right here online. From leopard-print wedges to metallic silver shoe boots, we’ve picked our favourites that have been featured in the magazine and compiled them together in our Company edit.

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Make sure you pick up the latest issue of Company – on news stands now – to see them all!

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Our favourite fashion tweeters

Whether its red-carpet style or behind-the-scenes selfies, Twitter is our favourite way to keep our finger on the fashion pulse.

We’ve rounded up five stylish tweeters who will ensure your Twitter timeline is full of the best news, gossip and goings-on in the fashion world.

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Susie Bubble @susiebubble

London-based blogger Susie Bubble gets access to the hottest shows and fashion previews. This week she’s been at Fashion Week in Australia, snapping catwalk shots and generally having an amazing time. Jealous? Not us…

Joe Zee @mrjoezee

The flamboyant creative director of US Elle magazine is a must-follow for any fashion lover. He’s often found jetting around the world, hanging out with his famous pals and being generally fabulous. Selfie with Julia Roberts? Check. Red carpet shots from the Oscars? Check.

Ella Gregory @cocosteaparty

Fashion blogger Coco’s Tea Party has earned her place in the Independent’s Twitter 100 thanks to her insightful tweets and links to her on-trend outfits. We want every single one of her wardrobe must-haves!

Victoria Beckham @victoriabeckham

Mrs Beckham was a latecomer to Twitter but she was well worth the wait. We can’t decide what we love more; the snaps of items from her wardrobe, the insights into her design process or the adorable pictures of life at Chez Beckham.

Anna Dello Russo @annadellorusso

Fashion editor Anna Dello Russo is renowned for her extensive (and VERY expensive) wardrobe and we love seeing it in action as she tweets snaps from fashion shows and other suitably glamorous events.

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Our top 5 summer flats

Whether you’re city living or beach hopping, we’ve got a range of flats to get your summer wardrobe started.

Read on to see our five favourites that every girl should own.

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1. Bold and bright loafers
The bright colour and classic style make these red patent loafers a sure-fire winner in our eyes.

2. Slip ons
The skater-girl trend is big for SS14 so make these holographic slips ons your weekend essential. The oil-slick finish gives them an added edge.

3. Pointed flats
Fusing Scandinavian minimalism with a ladylike pointed toe, these Cheap Monday flats are perfect for the office.

4. Boyish brogues
The crisp white colour instantly refreshes these boyish brogues for summer – lace them up with workwear or weekend dresses.

5. Printed slippers
Mix and match your prints with these paisley slippers. What’s more, they’re foldable, so you can slip them into your bag for post dancing.

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Superga collaborates with Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Superga has teamed up with Breakthrough Breast Cancer to create a limited edition pair of trainers and we’ve got them right here.

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The iconic 2750 style by Superga has been launched in summery Begonia Pink and features the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer logo on the vulcanised rubbed sole. With 30% of the proceeds going to charity, the trainers will help raise vital funds for the UK’s leading fashion charity campaign that is now in its 18th year.

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This limited edition style is only available for six weeks, so get them today to help raise money for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer and add a pop of colour to your step.

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