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Daisy Lowe Takes a Turn as the Christmas Fairy

Celebrity Sightings In London - December 17, 2013


Christmas party season is well and truly in full swing and last night saw London's fashion cohort flocking to cosy The Lady Ottoline pub in Camden, North London, for the Love Magazine Christmas celebrations with designer Neil Barrett.

In true Christmas spirit, 24 year old model Daisy Lowe arrived in festive fairy attire with large feathered angel wings to complement her silk satin camisole dress with tulle skirt and glistening Nicholas Kirkwood sandals.

The ivory ensemble worn with tousled curls and red lips showed just how effective white and light tones can be in winter as she lit up the dance floor alongside singer Florence Welch who wore a daring sheer Marios Schwab pantsuit.


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Medical Experts Say Stop Wasting Your Money on Vitamins!



Countless wellness magazines, websites, fitness professionals and even doctors tout the benefits of nutritional supplements on a regular basis, but now according to a finding published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, they have had it all wrong. Worse yet, the supplements many of us have been taking may actually be harming us.

The new findings conclude that not only do most supplements not prevent the chronic diseases that many are trying to ward off, but because many Americans to not have micronutrient deficiencies, they may be overdosing. While this news may be shocking to many, it isn't new news to experts that have long urged us to get all of our vitamins and minerals directly from foods; nothing will ever benefit your body the way a healthy diet filled with fruits, vegetables, lean protein, nuts and seeds and, of course, exercise will. 

The study also pointed out that while the use of supplements overall have been growing more or less steadily for decades in the US, UK and other European countries, the usage of some individual supplements have gone down after negative results made headlines (vitamin E and beta-carotene, for example). With that in mind, it will be interesting to see what effect these findings now have on the $28 billion a year that US consumers spend on supplements.

The Council for Responsibile Nutrition (CRN), a group that represents the supplement industry, has been fighting these findings saying that it isn't realistic for most Americans to get all the vitamins and minerals they need via their diet. While that may be true, the studies that show that supplements are no more effective than a placebo clearly taints the argument that supplements are a viable solution. 

Here's to hoping one day our economy will work in such a way that healthy produce will not be grossly overpriced and big corporations will focus their marketing efforts on carrots and celery and not Snickers and sugary cereal. This is a good start!

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NewGen’s 2014 Designer Recipients Revealed

The much anticipated recipients of the British Fashion Council’s NewGen scheme for 2014 have finally been announced. Helping London based emerging designers to develop their talents in the form of financial aid and mentoring, it’s an invaluable project that all developing designers hope to be part of.

This year’s judging panel included Caroline Rush, the Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, Designer Mary Katrantzou, and Kate Phelan, Topshop’s Creative Director, amongst a handful of other integral members of the fashion world.

Next year, the scheme will be mainly sponsoring the emerging designers Simone Rocha, Marques Alemeida and Lucas Nascimento, which will help towards their London Fashion Week catwalk shows. In addition, Ryan Lo will receive funding towards a presentation during Fashion Week.

British Fashion AwardsSimone Rocha catwalk

(Left: Designer Simone Rocha, Right: Simone Rocha FW 13-14 runway)

We’re super excited to see what the emerging designers will bring to the table next year, and if you think of NewGen’s previous beneficiaries, like Christopher Kane or J.W Anderson who have gone on to be very successful and gain international recognition in the world of fashion, only good things are on the horizon for the new batch of NewGen recipients.

As Topshop is a sponsor of NewGen, we’re sure that we’ll be seeing high street collaborations with these emerging designers in the near future too.

Images: Daniel Deme/ Imaxtree


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Link Buzz: Beyonce, Beyonce, Beyonce, Beyonce

Image supplied by WENN

Image supplied by WENN

  • Whatever ever has happened to you this year, it pales in comparison to the radical and exciting life lived by Beyonce's hair. [BellaSugar]
  • Beyonce tells the story of her feminist awakening in a new YouTube video. [TheGloss]
  • A bunch of things you should pack for your holiday trip home, if you want to avoid being an underdressed and unloved loser. [FabSugar]
  • Speaking of, here's an excellent essay on the politics of looking sloppy, and how being underdressed sometimes only translates to "chic" if you're young, white and thin. [Jezebel]
  • Nail polish sales have plateaued. Oh no, what does Beyonce's hair have to say about it? [AdAge, Fashionista, Refinery29, Jezebel]
  • In other dying trends, did anyone actually buy and wear those much-hyped pink coats? An investigative report. [Telegraph]
  • Here's a very sad story about a copywriter who died after working 30 hours straight. [Gawker]


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Designer Copycats: Was This Erdem Pre-Fall 2014 Look ‘Inspired by’ Valentino’s Fall 2013 Collection?

Images: Facebook/ErdenRTW (left) / IMAXtree (right)

Images: Facebook/ErdenRTW (left) / IMAXtree (right)

Since we were on the subject of fashion plagiarism, I popped over to the always enjoyable 'Outfit look-alikes' forum thread, which documents instances of designer copying.

One particularly striking recent example: A black dress with multicolor floral overlay from Erdem's Pre-Fall 2014 collection (above, left), which resembles a runway look from Valentino's Fall 2013 show (above, right).

Floral overlay has been a running motif throughout Erdem's past few collections (the label even showed a couple fairly similar black pieces for Fall 2013) and in many ways, this Pre-Fall look represents a natural aesthetic progression for the label. Still, the Valentino item is one of the best-known from that collection, and the similarities come down not just to the basic silhouette and idea of the dress, but also to the distinctive white tuxedo-style collar. 

Erdem declined to comment. 


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Roberto Cavalli: ‘I Just Want to Tell Michael Kors to Stop Copying Me!’



In an interview with, big talker Roberto Cavalli went after Michael Kors, accusing the American designer of copying work:

"[American women] trust designers like Michael Kors. He’s one of the biggest copy designers in the world. I just want to tell him to stop copying me! Stop! All the time I write those comments on Instagram. He copies everybody! And Americans like Michael Kors! And you love so many other designers who do that—he’s not American fashion. He is international fashion made in America. It’s not fair. The American women, they all dress the same."

Blah blah blah. Haven't you heard, Roberto? Everyone copies everyone. And as TheFashionLaw points out, you do too.

Still, I will personally PayPal $5 to anyone who can track down some of those Instagram comments. Fine, make it $10. [h/t]



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