Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘trends’

Nailed It!

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The trend that has taken the world by storm, nail art is everywhere you look and we are all getting involved. Nails have taken over the beauty world and the shoe box we keep our nail varnish in is overflowing with every varnish variation that appears on the shelves. Whether its gel, neon, glitter or metallic the options are growing so fast, deciding which one to choose is becoming a near on impossible decision. Us girls (and some of the guys) at OFFICE HQ love everything to do with nails and wanted to share some tips we have learnt for beautifully preened nails this summer.

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First step is to decide on a shape, it’s not just round or square these days, a 50’s style sharp point which is called stiletto, also one of our favourite things!

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Next is the polish and tools needed to create some works of art. Our favourite brands are Models Own; Nails Inc; Barry M; Essie and OPI for every colour under the sun. Color Club for unicorn style holographic polish and Revlon Parfumerie collection for dreamy scented nails. You can also get some great tools from Topshop MakeUp with all the bits you need to create summer ready nails.

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You can get your hands on some great nail art books like Wah Nails and Nail Candy, available on Amazon, for some great on trend ideas.

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Nail delights have taken over Instagram and nail goddesses @wahnails are your go to girls for the latest look.

http://www.wah-nails.com/

A great Tumblr is the Illustrated Nail for high fashion styles and The Nailasaurus blog has a great list of tutorials to get you started.

http://theillustratednail.tumblr.com/

http://www.thenailasaurus.com/p/nail-art-tutorials.html

 

We have selected some of our favourite video tutorials from the web, so get practising on yourself and all your friends.

Marble Nails   (https://www.youtube.com/user/cutepolish)

Palm Tree Nails   (https://www.youtube.com/user/SimpleNailArtDesigns)

Pastel Penguins  (https://www.youtube.com/user/cutepolish)

 

Images Sourced: Hannah Fivian on Pinterest; www.1manucure.com; www.modelsownit.com; www.unnakednails.com;

www.juliebrown.co.uk; www.rialovespawlish.com; http://www.amazon.co.uk/

 

 

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Spotlight on global fashion

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

The big four fashion weeks may be over, but never fear, now that the spotlight has shifted away from London, Paris, Milan and New York, a number of other equally glamorous cities are getting the chance to show off their style credentials.

Here at Office HQ we’ve had our eyes trained on Tokyo, Moscow and Toronto in recent weeks as we look for some slightly more unusual additions to our Spring/Summer 14 wardrobes.

Fashion Week Russia 

Fashion Week Russia will be showcasing designs for Spring/Summer 14 until the end of the month with over 70 designers from Russia, the UK, Japan, Israel and many other countries sending models down the runway in their creations.

Highlights so far have included the feminine, floaty dresses from Lilia Poustovit which were styled perfectly with on-trend flat shoes and relaxed sweatshirts. Definitely a look we’ll be rocking on slightly breezy spring days. But it isn’t all casual wear  Brit designer Tony Ward injected some glamour into the proceedings with his collection of sequinned, floor sweeping evening dresses in bold shades of red, blue and gold, modelled by none other than 27 Miss Universe contestants.

Tony Ward Catwalk - Moscow Fashion Week

Japan Fashion Week

You can expect to see more influences from Japan Fashion Week on UK shelves next year, with the number of foreign buyers attending the shows in Tokyo doubling since last year. Many of the collections featured typical Japanese fashions such as unusual colour combinations and layered fabrics, but with a modern twist.

Another key trend was the blurring of the line between menswear and women’s wear. Male models at Facetasm took to the runway in leather and denim skirts, reminiscent of the Givenchy kilt recently worn by Kanye West, while women modelled androgynous outfits of baggy shorts and trench coats paired with simple, straight-legged trousers.

Festival of Ukrainian Culture - Fashion Show

Toronto Fashion Week

It was all about a relaxed approach to fashion at Toronto Fashion Week, with slouchy silhouettes, faded colours and sportswear influences seen at almost every show. 

A firm favourite with the fashion crowd was Melisa Nepton’s collection which put a fun new twist on colour-blocking by incorporating sheer panels into her midi-dresses. The sheer panels were a nod to another top trend too; showing some skin. There were plenty of midriff-baring designs on show, or for those not quite brave enough for a crop top; sheer blouses and backless dresses.

Japan Fashion Week

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The OFFICE Autumn/Winter 2013 Look Book

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

OFFICE Shoes A/W Look Book

This season we take timeless staples and merge them with the hottest trends for 2013. Our Autumn Winter Look Book embodies the must haves shoes for the season ahead, and gives you great outfit ideas. Enjoy…

Felix wears OFFICE Frankie Brogue and Abby wears OFFICE Teach Loafer

 Felix Wears Frankie Brogue & Abby wears Teach Loafer

Abby wears Roundabout Red Heels

Abby wears Roundabout Heels

Felix wears Ask the Missus Bailey Boots
Felix wears Ask the Missus Bailey Boots (Coming soon)

Abby wears Razzle Camo Heels

Abby wears Razzle Camo Heels

Felix wears Ask the Missus Torin Lace Boots

Felix wear Ask the Missus Torin Lace Boots (Coming soon)

Abby wears Big Bang Boots & Felix wears Damian BroguesAbby wears Big Bang Boots & Felix wears Damian Brogues (Coming Soon)

Abby wears Ritzy Buckle Heels and Paddington Buckle Flats

Abby wears Paddington Buckle Flats & Ritzy Buckle Heels (Coming Soon)

Abby wears Beloved cut out Ankle Boots

Abby wears Beloved cut out Ankle Boots

Felix wears Ask the Missus Ernest and Abby wears Beatbox

Felix wears Ask the Missus Ernest (coming soon) and Abby wears Beatbox

 

 

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