Valentines day brings out the romantic in most of us, so it’s only right that you treat yourself to a pair of gorgeous heels this Feb 14th. Red isn’t a must, but will make you stand out from the crowd, as will a cut-out effect stiletto.
On Friday 20th February we are hosting our first #OFFICEHOUSEPARTIES event at the House of Vans London and can now exclusively reveal our headline act, Kyla La Grange.
Kyla La Grange is a singer-songwriter from London whose unique folky, electronia sound and pastel coloured mermaid locks makes her stand out as a one to watch this year. With 2 albums already under her belt this songstress has made quite an impact on the music scene, we caught up with Kyla ahead of the exclusive gig to find out why she can’t wait to perform at the House of Vans and her plans for 2015.
1. Have you visited the House of Vans before?
No I haven’t, I’ve heard good things though…
2. Are you a Vans fan? What is your favourite pair?
Yes, I had a very beloved pair of Vans Authentic skate shoes when I was a teenager and I wore them for years until my feet had worn through the end and they fell apart. I’ve just been looking at some of the new stuff though and it looks great, I especially love the Sk8 Hi’s.
3. So this is OFFICE’s first House Party at the House of Vans, do you have any funny house party stories?
Um, my friend had a house party a couple of years ago that she billed as fancy dress (I mean like the invite said fancy dress and everything) so me and two of my friends went all out, fake moustaches, wigs, everything, and when we opened the door about 50 people wearing normal clothes just stared at us and then started giggling. Pretty much no one else was in fancy dress.
4. Have you got anything exciting planned for 2015? New album? A tour?
I just finished touring my second album so this year is all about writing. I’m collaborating with a few different people at the moment which has been really interesting for me because I never used to like collaborating but now I do.
5. Describe your style in 3 words?
Scruffy glittery magpie.
6. Who are your style icons?
Natasha Khan, Grimes, Charlotte Free and FKA Twigs.
7. What first influenced you to become a musician?
I don’t know really, I was just always writing little songs and stories from when I was a kid. I just liked it. I liked making stuff on my own.
8. What song have you got on repeat on your Spotify playlist?
Sean Paul – Temperature
9. Describe your first gig – who did you go see, how old were you, where was it?
I think I was about 14, I went to see this very earnest slightly emo American rock band called ‘Live’ who I was totally obsessed with, at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Still have the hoodie.
10. Name 3 things you couldn’t live without?
Baked beans, my dog and my running trainers.
To win tickets to our exclusive OFFICE House Party at House of Vans London click here
Last night had the film stars out looking their best at the BAFTAS in London.
London saw the best of acting talent walk the red carpet, and of course national treasure David Beckham, looking his dapper self as always. David rocked his perfect English gent look with a smart tuxedo and polished lace ups, like our Poste Azzurri.
Keira Knightly looked every inch the English Rose in her gorgeous Giambattista Valli dress which she paired with some classic black points, like out Premiere Slingbacks.
Julianne Moore was wearing the colour of February, red, her gorgeous Tom Ford dress made her look lik the ultimate screen siren and we like to think she was wearing our fave Valentines heels Passion under her gown.
Last night (US time) early hours for us saw the biggest US sporting event, the annual Superbowl XLIX. Hosted in Arizona, this iconic game saw the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks with the Patriots winning by just 4 points.
Even though the American Football game had us all gripped, the real thing we were excited about was the half time show. A record breaking number of viewers from around the world tuned in to watch Katy Perry perform alongside Missy Elliot and Lenny Kravitz, with guest supports throughout the evening from John Legend and Frozen’s Idina Menzel.
Katie Perry had multiple outfit changes during her performance and was accompanied by dancing sharks, flew in on a huge flaming star and rode across the stage on a huge lion.
Get the Superbowl look with our selection of metallic silver heels and flats.
Last night saw the superstars hit the red carpet for the Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG).
Dressed to impress, the stars looked their best in designer gowns and tuxedos to honour the great acting skills amongst them in 2014.
Our favourite Game of Thrones actors were there and looking a little smarter than their usual attire on set. Heart-throb Kit Harington also known as Jon Snow was dressed in traditional black tie with some formal high shine shoes. Young actress Maisie Williams, also known as tough-cookie Ayra Stark looked gorgeous in her red lace cocktail dress and paired it with some gold pointed stilettos. Get her look with our On Tops heels, we have one to match every outfit.
Black was a popular gown choice this year and both Rosemund Pike and Emma Stone looked stunning in their peek-a-boo dresses, which was great for us as we got to peek at their shoes! Emma went for a minimal heel like our Parallel Sandal and Rosemund opted for a classic black court, but we would love to see her in our feisty Parisian Lace Up heel.
Introducing our new kids brand AKID, exclusive to OFFICE in the UK, the brand stands by the fact it is a carefully crafted collection made for kids with style.
This mini- me brand has styles that we love made in miniature for the coolest kids in town. From brightly coloured hiking boots to cute leather slip-ons, we cant get enough of these adorable shoes.
Made entirely of soft full-grain leather, the shoes feature an EVA footbed and an AKID side zipper for comfort and convenience. Finishing touches include durable waxed laces and a non-slip natural rubber outsole. Our collection introduces 3 pint-sized models including the Atticus boot, Jasper hiking boot and Liv slip-on.
The snow has finally hit most of the UK and the rest of us are moaning about how cold it is every morning. However there is a lucky few who are escaping the winter weather and jetting off to a tropical destination.
Whether its a paradise island in Thailand, a travelling adventure in Brazil or a party trip to Australia, you need to make sure you are packing all the essentials, which obviously means…the perfect shoes.
For days in the city and wandering around the markets, arm your feet with some lightweight Converse All Star Hi’s or a metallic Lily Loaferwhich will look great with a tan.
When lounging by the pool or topping up your tan on the beach, it is all about the slider sandal, easy to wear and throw on and off when walking to and from the beach bar. The new Oblix and Orlando sandals will be your holiday bestie and a sunny day wouldn’t be complete without a trusty pair of super comfy Birkenstocks.
For chilled evenings at a nice restaurant then a cute pair of Oceania sandals will look great with your summer dress and brightly coloured toenails.
On Tuesday night we were lucky enough to head down to the adidas Originals store in Carnaby Street to attend the Superstar girls party, marking the 45th anniversary of the Superstar trainer.
To celebrate the SS15 Superstar launch, adidas has teamed up with casting agency Anti-Agency to form a new girl gang of alternative models.
The trainer trend shows no signs of abating and with the creative help of a female-only studio, adidas Originals presents the new year’s big style movement, to celebrate the iconic footwear institution that is the Superstar.
There was live music from PANES as well as a DJ set from the amazing Neneh Cherry (mum to Tyson Mcvey from PANES!). Digifairy set up a booth where you could play around, making your own Superstar GIFs and the Meringue Girls provided special Adidas-themed sweet treats of pastel, mermaid like wonderfulness.
We already have got our pair of Superstars ready to take on 2015, the year of the SUPERSTAR.