This last week saw Milan host its SS15 fashion week and it definitely gave us some exciting surprises along the way.
Model sensation and TV star, Kendall Jenner pounded the runaway for Dolce and Gabbana with a crowd of doppelgänger models beside her . The Italian designers took on Spain with a flamenco inspired collection in bold red, white and black. With strong religious undertones and bull fighter influences, this dominating collection had a powerful impact with Kendall at the helm.
We saw Native American prints at Etro, boy cuts at Jil Sander and festival fever at Emilio Pucci, but the spotlight was most definitely taken over by Jeremy Scott’s Moschino collection.
Every little girl’s dream was realised as life sized Barbie dolls walked town the catwalk, wearing the outfits we dressed our dolls in growing up. Some of the favourites had to be fitness, beach and tourist Barbie and despite being a little tacky and over the top, we couldn’t help but wish we could dress up like that.
Milan Fashion Week tends to fully reflect the Italian designers that put it on the fashion map and Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Prada will always remain at the forefront. But now with rebellious Moschino adding a sprinkle of Barbie pink in amongst some classic style, it has got us super excited for next season.
Let’s be honest, Vans have always been pretty on-point at providing the perfect classic sneaker, but they’re also pretty good at finding the coolest emerging bands and artists. And with the opening of the ginormous House of Vans this summer, there’ll be plenty more of that coming from the original skate brand turned culture magnet. With a promise to fuel creative expression through music, art, film, fashion and, of course, skating, the free space in the original tunnels of Waterloo station is set to be a mecca for many.
Chloe reckons her friends will be at the front row in the mosh pit, gig after gig, “I didn’t know what to expect coming in here, but it’s such an amazing space –and it’s good to see all these things in one place, interacting in a way you don’t normally see. Where else can you skate, view art, watch a gig, followed by a movie, and grab a burger all in the same place? “I’m such a Vans girl, my style is ‘literally-just-got-out-of-bed’ – I look as if I’ve just grabbed my clothes off the bedroom floor! Team that with a pair of scruffed-up or, for smarter occasions, box-fresh Vans, and that’s me done. “Once I finish my album, in the autumn, I’m going to come knocking on the House’s door. This is exactly where I want to play my shows – the crowds will be so cool.”
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London Fashion Week plays host to all the press elite and the fab girls from Look Magazine, Stylist and the Daily Express picked their favourite OFFICE styles to take them between shows.
Choosing a mix of pointed heels, chunky ankle boots and delicate flats the girls looked great and showed us how to wear these transitional styles.
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Who better to give the bloggers of London a good wake up call to kick start LFW than blog superstar Bip Ling! Despite her New York jet lag the ever bopping Bip was on the DJ decks at 8am last Friday celebrating the start of LFW at an exclusive breakfast event hosted by Office and UGG Australia for the UK’s top bloggers.
A fashion connoisseur and frequent FROW’er, Bip loves London fashion week above any other as home to the most creative and exciting shows, where “everyone gets involved.”
For three seasons now Bip has also been a part of the UGG Australia Creative Council; featuring in seasonal campaigns and working with the brand at events such as #LFWBlogFest and Vogue Fashion Night Out. Bip has been a fan of UGG since sixth form, when she wore her classics every day, and continues to grow with the brand as the range expands into fashion and casual silhouettes.
In conversation with Victoria White of Company magazine who hosted the event trend talk, Bip was asked what makes a blogger successful. As a game changer in the blogging world, with her creativity and unique sense of style, she puts it down to personality. “When you show your personality brands become interested in working with you because you stand for something.” Take note budding bloggers…
After the event Bip nipped home for a moment to herself and a bit of “mooching in my UGG classics” before hitting the shows. Check the Office blog later this week for a round up of Bip’s fashion week experience, and choice of shoes to go with her enviable outfits!
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The excitement of fashion week is buzzing through all our twitter feeds and favourite blogs and whether you’re gearing up to start charging about at Somerset House from one show to another or shopping the new collections ready for the season ahead, we all need a selection of shoes to choose from that will get us through the busy days.
UGG Australia is guaranteed to give you the best of both worlds, keeping you looking top of the class in the style and comfort stakes.
Here are our recommendations of the styles to go shop from the current collection…
FOR THE LOVE OF SHEEPSKIN – Jocelin – OFFICE Exclusive
This is the season for sheepskin. The Jocelin boot with an exposed sheepskin cuff will have you right on trend in comfort. Overload a laid back outfit by piling on your jewels and suddenly casual never looked so good!
SHINE ON – Classic Sparkle
These Classic Short Sparkle boots are the perfect way to please that inner magpie! Don’t be scared to give yourself a glittery makeover, just keep it dressed down with a fringed leather jacket.
CLASSIC LOOKS – Classic Mini
The Classic Mini is a firm favourite with the fashion set on those down days when you just need to be yourself. Try yours with other long loved items, such as leopard print and a denim shirt flung around the waist. It’s the best way to wear a look that’s casual yet cool.
UGG Australia and Office will be teaming up later this week with the wildest blogger of them all, Bip Ling, to bring you a round up of all the coolest looks in London during the ultimate week in the UK fashion calendar. Don’t forget to follow @OfficeShoes on Twitter, officeshoes on Instagram and visit office.co.uk for street style updates.
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Fashion’s finest were out in force during New York Fashion Week and we couldn’t help but be wooed by the shoes on show.
Victoria Beckham stayed true to her minimalist look in a pair of simplistic courts in ‘wear with everything’ black, as did Orange is the New Black star Taylor Schilling. Black courts are big news this season, look out for our full range here
Actress Jessica Hart added even more height to her long pins with some ’70s style platform sandals, get the look with our Siren heel and shop platforms here.
Olivia Palermo channels Parisian chic with her monochrome look and keeps it neutral with nude heels. These leg lengthening heels are are a wardrobe staple and our favourites are the On Tops and Jaguars Dorsay Point.
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Fashion week frenzy is well and truly upon us and we are loving the celebs gracing the streets and FROW’s. Be inspired by Cara and Poppy Delevingne who are always ones to watch during fashion month. Their smart, tomboy-esque ensembles are easy to translate and can be dressed up with heels or mannish boots. Another fashion muse to watch is Langley Fox Hemingway. We love how she’s teamed her utilitarian jumpsuit with some glam ankle boots, creating a unique look worthy of any front row.
Keep your eyes peeled for all of our London Fashion Week coverage coming up this week.
With new season comes a time for a mega wardrobe refresh for work so you arrive back to the office looking your best. Say goodbye to bare legs and shoulders and welcome thick tights, structured blazers and chunky loafers.
The glam, power vixens of the office can match their pencil skirts and cigarette pants with sharp pointed stilettos, like the On Tops or t-bar Selina and a pale chiffon blouse.
For those who like a heel that’s not too high and a bit of premium detail, then the Solstice cut out heel or Ted Baker Moniirra court are just enough to pair with a simple shift dress or tapered trousers.
For the tomboys and girls on the go, chunky flats like the Vaccine monk buckle shoe or the classic Extravaganza loafer will have you running for a morning coffee with ease. Go ’90s style and wear with a girly pinafore or sport some androgynous styling with a grandad shirt, slim tailored trousers and a tux jacket.
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