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Jourdan Dunn x Missguided: My Favourite Pieces

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Jourdan Dunn is recognised for her melanin beauty, fiercely strutting down major catwalks, her ability to work various fashion looks, and business mentality. Having walked for the biggest fashion houses and brands, from Ralph Lauren to Marc Jacobs, Dunn certainly proves to know more than a thing or two regarding fashion. The British supermodel currently collaborated with Missguided, creating their first collection named LON DUNN X MISSGUIDED.

The duo exhibited a range of athleisure garments combined with streetwear, stylish yet affordable. Dunn’s creations include: mesh bodysuits, crop jumpers, open back tops with exaggerated sleeves, midi skirts, satin duster jackets and more. The collection retains the colour palettes: black, grey and white, with a touch of pink.

I must warn you, Dunn and Missguided did extremely well with this collection. It is modern, captivating, chic but also appears to be comfortable. You may just want to purchase every item. I know I do.

Here are some of my favourite pieces:

Black crepe belted v neck bodysuit: £25

White open back high neck top: £30

Grey Fleeceback raw hem midi skirt: £28

Grey fleeceback wide leg logo joggers : £30

Pink hammered satin duster jacket: £60

Pink cowl neck hooded sweater dress: £38

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Big Sean Signs A Deal With Puma

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The German based company continues joining forces with this generations influential celebrities. Collaborating with the likes of Rihanna and Kylie has rapidly increased the companies sales growth.

Puma is currently acknowledged as a main competitor in the sportswear industry. This month, they’ve exclusively announced GOOD Music rapper Big Sean as creative collaborator and global ambassador of the sportswear brand.

Senior Global Head of Brand Management for Puma, Adam Petrick stated:

“We are thrilled to have Big Sean on board. Anyone who’s followed him throughout his career will know that his talent goes beyond music”.

The rapper’s creativity is portrayed within each music video he publishes, from the storylines, visuals to his unique individual style. His laid back, clean and simplistic aura is reflected within his looks. Fusing this mellowness with Puma’s sports heritage will undoubtedly drive sales growths further.

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The partnership retains a collection releasing in spring 2018. As this is a year away, the platinum selling rapper is currently sponsored by the brand during his ‘I Decide’ tour including being the preeminent face of Puma classics campaigns, featuring Puma Suedes and TD jackets.

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Clearly, this is Big Sean’s year!

In addition to signing a deal with Puma, Sean is be going on a worldwide tour, gracing numerous publications such as Billboard and is currently dating singer Jhene Aiko.

How many more W’s is he going to receive this year?

The Weeknd x H&M “Spring Icons” selection

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Announced last year, singer The Weeknd has teamed up with retailer H&M with the range “Spring Icons”. The collection includes essential menswear pieces, paying close attention to what is currently in style. This varies from: leather jackets, satin bomber jackets, shirts and hoodies, all presenting the infamous ‘XO’ symbol.

Commenting on working with the retail shop, Abel Tesfaye states “I had a great time selecting my Spring Icons at H&M. I love the mix of urban pieces like bombers and hoodies with tailored shirts and blazers. Every piece is both effortless and fresh, which is just how menswear should be”.

Even more,  Andreas Lowenstam (H&M’s Head of designs for menswear) continues to praise the platinum selling artist revealing “Abel’s taste and style perfectly fits the menswear mood of the season at H&M. He has such a great eye for the little details that matter, and for mixing together updated men’s classics for the perfect tailored streetwear look”.

A full ad campaign revealing this collaboration has been shot by Federici Pestilli, will also be accompanied by a campaign video created by Keith Kandell. They will be revealed later this month.

Now luckily for you all, we can now take a look at some of the pieces from Abel Tesfaye’s “Spring Icons” selection. You ready?!

 

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#StylePick: Bella Hadid

After entering the industry as the little sister of model Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid has stepped out of her sisters shadow, making a name for herself. She is now acknowledged as one of the biggest models of this generation, having walked for the biggest names in the industry. From Ralph Lauren, Versace to Victoria Secret. Additionally, Bella Hadid definitely knows how to put an outfit together. This woman’s style varies from sexy to sporty as she sports mini skirts, thigh high split dresses, adidas tracksuits and much more. Hadid makes her outfit works, especially as she struts in confidence.

She is definitely someone to look out for. Bella Hadid has taken over the modelling industry, whose to say the fashion industry isn’t next?

Hadid is a style inspiration, the woman definitely knows how to work different styles.

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The Best Looks of Michelle Obama

Being the First lady may be a hard occupation but Michelle Obama always made it look easy in style. As aware of this, Michelle Obama is acknowledged for many things such as: her characteristics, degree’s and accomplishments, but her impeccable style could not be ignored. This first began when she became the First Lady of the United States in 2008, sporting a gown created by Jason Wu which was embellished with organza flowers and Swarovski crystal. From that moment on, Mrs Obama had the world’s biggest designers and fashion houses from Versace to Tom Ford in her corner. So how can she not slay?!

Taking more risks with her style, the First Lady has been alternating more vibrant colours and cuts. So who’s ready for Michelle Obama’s best looks?

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AW16 Trends to follow

Yes I know it’s been a while guys, but I just want to thank you all for being so patient with me! I’ve neglected this site for too long and it’s about time I start going ham again!

Not going to lie, at first I was a bit unsure as to what my next blog post should be about which is why I decided to tweet you all regarding what YOU would like me to write about. I was told to do something about my holiday since I travelled to Marrakesh at the beginning of September and also had the opportunity to attend London Fashion Week as a Yahoo Style blogger. Although the idea sounds great I did however also get a request by my girl to write a post on the Autumn/Winter 2016 trends, something to inspire you all on the trends to follow this season. So lets get started!

Oversized coats

The first thing that should be on your things to buy/have this Autumn is an oversized coat or should I say several oversized coats? Evidently the fashion industry is taking notes on what the streets are now wearing and using this knowledge by promoting it on their catwalks. I’m sure we’ve all noticed jackets you would see road men sport or am I wrong? The fashion industry becomes more intrigued by the UK culture as they continue to analyse and gain knowledge on our street style.

Regardless of this, the bigger the coat the better it is every season. Oversized coats are very comfortable, suitable for various occasions and still keeps you warm which you will need with this moody British weather!

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1. Shearling jacket
2. Satin padded jacket
3. Grey oversized parka
4. Ellesse oversized jacket

Sportswear

Now this may not even be news to any of you at all but tracksuits and just sportswear in general is essential this Autumn! Yes I know it has and forever will be in trend but since the fashion industry has taken notes of our culture, we now have everyone in the US trying to sport it the way we would. Tracksuits are very suitable for the upcoming weather we are about to have so start purchasing your sportswear garments before its too late.

1. Nike tracksuit
2. Rihanna x Puma
3. Fila tracksuit
4. Rihanna x Puma

Jumpers

Yes it is that time to start wearing jumpers again! Aren’t you just excited? This Autumn designers have taken note on the most popular trends and started to utilise this information in a way that will benefit both them and us. I’m talking about off the shoulder cropped jumper tops, jumper dresses that can be worn with high knee boots and even a matching choker and a oversized coat for that Autumn look. A UK designer who is about to kill it with their AW collection is Fashjonn! Guys when I say I want to basically purchase every single item best believe it isn’t a joke!! Take a look at their Instagram page.

1. Grey jumper dress
2. Off the shoulder jumper
3. Zip bardot mini dress
4. Off the shoulder knitted jumper

Wide leg Trousers

High waisted straight trousers were very popular this summer as it was sported by many individuals in various ways. With the popularity of these trousers, it’s no surprise that wide leg trousers which is the continuation of the same theme is one of Autumns biggest trends. It was present on many designer catwalks such as Celine and Topshop but also seen spotted at London Fashion Week.

1. Pink wide leg trousers
2. Black satin wide leg trousers
3. Navy wide leg trousers
4. Pleated wide leg trousers

Personally these are the main trends we all need to follow this Autumn as they are practical and do promote comfort. Yes there are other trends such as Velvet, military garments, sequins and much more but to me, these are minor trends and also not very popular amongst you all.

Velvet has made its comeback in the fashion industry, sequins are most likely to also be present on slip and fitted dresses for that more appealing and eye catching look. Even more, when mentioning military garments it is targeted towards coats with a similar style and dark colours.  I really look forward to seeing how you all will dress this trend so make sure to keep me updated with it all!

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Who is Bad Gal RiRi?

After entering the music scene more than a decade ago, Rihanna has taken a different approach by taking the fashion scene by storm. She is recognised as one of the stars who is not afraid to take a risk with her outfits whether that is on a red carpet or her street style. We have witnessed the Russian roulette star in numbers of garments that left us all in awe. This varies from her strutting in an all sparkling sheer dress at the CDFA 2014 (which she absolutely slayed) as she was rewarded with the style icon award to confidently rocking Bantu knots at the iHeartRadio award show.

By attending the CDFA award show in an all sheer dress revealing her body, it has evidently revealed why is she indeed recognised as a style icon. Rihanna is not afraid to do as she likes, she remains to ignore what others have to say regarding her choice of outfits. She is proud of her petite body and is willing to reveal that the world without an inch of shame.

We have indeed witnessed the singer in numerous garments, influencing young adults and the fashion world. The style icon is continuously acknowledged for her infamous relationships with fashion designers, moguls including Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing, Karl Lagerfeld and much more. With the recognition she has received over the years, Fenty has since created a Puma and Stan collection which were both highly applauded for.

For this reason, it is only essential to present to you some of my favourite outfits sported by Rihanna herself:

 

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