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OFFICE spotted at LFW

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

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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High Summer Press day 2014

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

 

Tuesday 11th March saw bloggers, fashion editors and journalists leave their stresses (and designer totes!) at the door of COWSHED Spa on Carnaby Street. What were they there for? … A sneak preview of the OFFICE High Summer collection and a little touch of TLC. In the wake of manic fashion weeks passed; pinkies were polished, tootsies were twinkling and knots were soothed as the cowshed ladies and OFFICE press team alike got to work on keeping our guests preened, fed and watered.

 

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The first lucky ladies through the door nibbled on avocado toast, granola pots and bacon breakfast sliders whilst admiring the shelves of new season sliders of a different form. Our current season Hoxton Cross and Hype see new high summer dimensions with embellished straps and bold fastenings, leaving us even more excited about summer – if that was even possible.

 

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Throughout the day we greeted familiar faces and the regular OFFICE Shoe fans. We also had a visit from some big titles such as ELLE, Grazia and Stylist all requesting new season styles for their upcoming shoots!

The trends for summer made a statement amongst the serene COWSHED backdrop. Neon suede met leopard printed soles and the classic espadrille takes on an animalistic theme in high summer’s ‘Fierce Fiesta’ trend. Our ‘Relaxed Utility’ trend was a sure fire hit with the fashion editors who love to step into a comfy yet stylish pair of foot candy for rushing around town.

 

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As if the day wasn’t good enough, we finished on a sugary high with profiteroles and strawberry crumble treats. As instagram went into overdrive, we were delighted to hear the collection was a hit  and are now looking forward to seeing it gracing some of our favourite magazines and feet in months to come! Watch this space…

 

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Breast Cancer Care X OFFICE in the Press

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

We’re coming to the end of Breast Cancer Awareness month. As a reminder of how great it’s been so far we thought we’d do a special edition of our in the press blog and look at a few of the publications that featured our OFFICE Ribbon Heel during the month. There were some brilliant pieces to choose from, but we narrowed it down to 5 that we thought were the best…

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OFFICE in the press: September

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

As we move into October and look forward to Halloween, Guy Fawkes night and darker evenings wrapped in blankets, we can’t help back look back at September. Having passed us by in a flash we’re taking a look at where we popped up in the press over the month…

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Featuring the BCC specially designed shoe. The Ribbon Heel

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Red featuring the Babushka Chelsea Boot

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Reveal featuring Razz ma Tazz high heel

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Stylist featuring Letter Box Heel

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The day in a life of LFW Hairstylist: Caterina Maiolini

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

We followed Hair Stylist Caterina Maiolini as she assisted backstage at London Fashion Week. Assisting on Eudon Choi, Matthew Williamson, Marcus Lupfer and Burberry she had one of the best seats in the house! Who better to ask for some backstage gossip? In this blog she talks us through who she saw, where she was and what she got up to.

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“We arrive back stage early to set up our tools and stations and go through to the hair briefing with the stylist about the products we’ll use to achieve each of the catwalk looks. Then the demo model sits and we go through the style. This way everybody knows what to do to achieve the same look on each girl. I love doing the tests because you always know the look in advance which means you get to understand the inspiration. We also get to see a sneak peek of the collection!

I love working back stage with the talented teams and watching everything come together – the clothes, shoes, hair and makeup – it’s amazing! It also means I can work with a team of new people where we all learn from each other. All the hair stylists are different, the models are all different and we have to work well together to make all the models look the same. I love that!

After the hair brief and demo we start to grab models and work on them. There’s always a bit of a friendly “fight” between hair and makeup about who gets the models first. To start it’s all is very easy but then about an hour before show time it can get a bit wild! We all start stealing the models and hiding them away! Occasionally models arrive from other shows, which mean they’re a bit late, so we all have to work together. Sometimes there can be up to 5 or 6 people working on one model; that’s hair, makeup, nails hands and feet! It does get a bit stressful but it’s such an amazing buzz! :)

 

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The atmosphere backstage changes from show to show and from team to team. Some shows have a really nice and chilled atmosphere and then others are a bit more stressful. But when you work with a good team and a great hair stylist it’s all good fun anyway – Music, laughs and hair.

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THE SHOWS

Eudon Choi: The inspiration was a Korean princess on a holiday in Japan. I liked this show it was fun, a great team and beautiful clothes. I loved the little white socks with the sandals top mark! To create this look we used a lot of mousse and we dried it with a diffuser to give a wet-dry effect which worked perfect with the headpieces. For this we used thickening mousse from Bumble and Bumble.

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Marcus Lupfer: The inspiration was soft, natural and teenagers. The set where the girls were to walk was so pretty, everything was a bit magical. To achieve this look we used some prep products and thickening spray. Blow dry the hair as smooth as you can, then twist it into 2 at the back, let it set and release. Finish it with Brilliantine and hairspray, finally use some hair clips to hold. Prep thickening and hairspray from Bumble and Bumble.

Matthew Williams: the inspiration was 70’s jet setter, so a little glamorous. To achieve this look we used a prep mousse and blow dried the hair into a nice smooth look, then used tongs on the ends to give that 70s look. We also used some prep-detangler, volumiser and hairspray. All the products were from Toni and Guy ‘hair meet wardrobe’ collection.

Burberry: the inspiration was a naturally classy and elegant woman; classy but natural. To achieve this we used some frizz control, hydrating cream or mousse (depending on the girl’s hair) and then blow dried it. A natural centre parting was decided and also added some extensions. All finished with some hairspray for a bit of texture. All the products were from Moroccan Oil.”

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I feel very blessed to be able to do what I love and I think that the best results are achieved when you’re having fun at the same time. I love joking with models because for them, fashion weeks are very stressful. I’m known for being a bit loud (I’m Italian, so it’s in my genes!), for my dry humour and the fact that I laugh and dance a lot. I wish we had more smiling models on the catwalk to be honest. I like fun and smiles :) Having said that, what we see backstage is pretty amazing and sometimes people really let the creativity go.

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You can follow Caterina on twitter @fubbetta

www.caterinamaiolini.com

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Spotlight on Talent – Aradia Crockett

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Having worked with a range of magazines, brands, bands and celebrities (and more!), London based stylist Aradia Crockett has worked her way up through the industry from her initial years as a model. With a love for the studio environment, fashion and travel, she leads a thrilling and glamorous lifestyle, networking along the way as she continues to build her impressive resume of clients.


Watch our latest Spotlight on Talent video as she tells us how she would approach designing her own capsule collection of footwear, and drops some hints for the trends to go with this season.

Feeling inspired? Submit your very own UGG® boot design by entering our virtual design studio.

You’ll need to hurry though the competition ends this Sunday 16th June.

Here are some of the current entries that have been submitted…

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Office London Fashion Week – Stylist

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012


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Olivia Phillips
, Contributing Fashion Writer at Stylist – wears Office Kandi Court Shoes
“These are the perfect fashion week shoe – not too high, ultra chic and versatile enough to go with pretty much everything. They bring a slightly tough edge to my pastel Current/Elliott skinnies but I’m also going to team them with a ladylike printed pencil skirt and blouse tomorrow!”

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