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Monthly Archives: August 2015

  • Autumn Hair Trends

    August 28, 2015

    Come rain or shine your hair remains the one constant accessory in your life, which makes styling it just right is always important. Trends in fashion always go hand in hand with that of hair and beauty, so it's no surprise to see this seasons looks being heavily inspired by seventies waves and textures. We've put together a breakdown of the top autumn hair trends to try with your hair.

    Metallic Pastels

    Most would spend countless time and money to cover up their greys but this season is all about embracing the hue and making it relevant. A youthful attire and beauty aesthetic juxtaposes the washed out tones, keeping the overall effect youthful and interesting. If you still prefer a splash of colour to your hair try a metallic version of your usual shade.

    Washed down, usually bright colours are easier to blend with your outfits and rock from day to day. We love a good metallic turquoise or purple for a statement look. Update ombre with just a splash of your favourite tone for a more laid back approach to the trend.

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    Low Ponytail

    No longer just the go to staple when your mum did your hair in a rush for school, the low ponytail evokes minimal and effortless vibes when executed correctly. Tie with a simple band at the nape of the neck, the look leaves your facial features as the focal point to show off your natural bone structure.

    Work this style with an androgynous look and make a simple boyfriend shirt and trousers appear instantly high end and expensive. Add a small amount of gel to slick things down and keep lumps and bumps at bay.

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    Big Bangs

    With seventies inspired clothing showing no signs of slowing, it's only natural hair follows suit. Revamp your fringe and think bigger and bolder. Side sweeping styles are everywhere at the moment, add more hair to a current fringe and get creative with layering and texture on your next trip to the salon.

    A rounded shape can frame the face and accompany bouncy waves nicely, add a headband for extra signature. Reference Brigitte Bardot for the ultimate big bangs inspiration.

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    Hair Jewellery

    Update your hair wardrobe and incorporate jewellery into your hairstyle. Get creative and try weaving a necklace into braids for an easy way to bring more attention to your hair. Take note from traditional wedding dos for simple clips and pieces to create intricate designs, but muss up to keep things casual.

    Circle chains are ideal for framing around a bun, whilst clip in floral designs work perfectly for shorter hair or tied back dos. Try leaf designs to take you into Autumn style easily.

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    Root Cause

    Ombre may have dominated the runways in the past few years but this season is all about a variation on the trend. Growing dyed hair out to create a subtle blend of colour with roots is the new way to do ombre.

    Dark to light is the best option for a casual approach, you can work bronde into your look by mixing shades.If you want to stand out, try pastel roots with washed out blonde ends for California inspired cool. Mess around changing your parting to find the best way to work the trend.

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  • Glamorous Trafford Centre Store

    August 21, 2015

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    Saturday past marked a very special day for Glamorous as it was the launch of our first stand alone store. The transition from online to bricks and mortar was one we knew would be difficult but all the hard work paid off from the first glance at the finished store.

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    Situated near Accessorize and Topshop, the new store is in prime location to attract new Glamorous customers. Kitted out with all the best sellers from our AW15 collection, the shop is the perfect way to showcase our clothing to new fans who haven't heard of the brand before.

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    The interior and layout of the store has been carefully decided to create an enjoyable shopping experience for all our lovely customers. The style takes a minimalism approach for a modern/industrial vibe. A mixture of natural tones including wooden stands and steel fixtures to create a simple yet stylish inside.

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    Carefully thought out merchandising displays the AW key pieces perfectly against the minimal interior. The industrial style provides a sophisticated backdrop to the warm tones and transitional prints of this seasons collection.

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    The in store photobooth is a first for the Trafford Centre and will become a real talking point for new customers. An added incentive to visit the store as customers can take away a keep sake from their visit as well as their Glamorous purchases.

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  • GlamorousxTrafford Store Launch Event

    August 11, 2015

     Exciting news for our loyal following of fashionistas, Glamorous is coming to Manchester Trafford Centre with the launch of our first retail store. In typical Glamorous fashion, we want to celebrate in style so we're inviting you all down to grab a piece of the action (and blag yourself a few goodies along the way).

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    This Saturday 15th August the first 200 lucky shoppers through the door will be rewarded with a mystery gift card containing vouchers worth up to £500 in store credit. Additionally, the first 200 guests to purchase one of our latest pieces at the event will receive a goody bag filled with treats just for you (don't say we don't spoil you).

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    Entertainment will be on offer in the form of our free photo booth for you and friends to snap your Glamorous selfies throughout the day. The booth will also be stationed in the store all year round (a Trafford Centre first) so you can always pop in for a quick snap and a shop whenever you fancy.

    The Hits presenter So Wright will be doing a live DJ set and the KEY103 street team will be on hand running competitions and dishing out goody bags.

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    The Trafford Centre store will stock the brand's unique, trend-led clothing line, in addition to its new footwear and accessory collection. New stock will arrive daily to keep up with customer demands for fast and fresh new styles.

    To make sure you don't miss out, get yourself down to the Trafford Centre from 10am onwards and don't forget to tweet # GlamorousxTrafford and keep us updated with your posts and favourite looks from on the day.

    *Goody bags will be given to the first 200 people, and with purchase will stocks last.

  • Behind the Scenes of a Transitional Photoshoot

    August 10, 2015

    The fashion industry always remains an enigma for those on the outside wanting to look in. Here at Glamorous HQ we love to provide our followers with a sneaky peak of a new trend or upcoming shoot. Our latest shoot, for the incredibly versatile transitional trend, paved way for more gorgeous assets to our model gallery and just for you, we've provided a behind the scenes peak about the goings-on of an online fashion photoshoot.

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    THEME
    The idea behind this particular shoot is a cross over between summer to autumn, showcasing ways to style the transition. Naturally this involved a mixture of light and dark shades, balanced out to suit varying weather scenarios. The idea was focused around a natural, casual setting to embody the typical Glamorous shopper. The team chose Harriett from J'adore Models to represent the brand for transitional as she had a changeable look to embody the overlapping seasonal trends.

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    PROCESS
    From start to finish, coming up with a shoot involves the whole team. Starting off with  a merchandising round up of what stock is due, what is looking to be popular, the seeds of ideas begin. This is then passed to our content manager to develop a plan and feed this into our calendar for scheduling. Once confirmed, photography get involved with a unanimous decision on model and location to suit the theme. After a few more ideas are thrown into the mix for good measure, the shoot gets under way and the team excitedly await the finished product.

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    MAKE-UP
    For this particular shoot, the team opted for natural make-up to get a typical girl-next-door aesthetic for the shoot. Filled in brows are used to create a prominent brow and minimal eye make-up is used to let Harriett's bright blue eyes stand out and bring out blue hues from the eccentric prints. A soft shade of rose blusher makes for an interesting blend across Harriett's cheeks whilst her lips are left nude to not overwhelm with colour.

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    LOCATION
    One of Manchester's understated picturesque landscapes, Nexus Cafe functions as a cultural little art hub with a decent kitchen to boot. What made this a frontrunning location was the versatility of furniture with a good source of natural light for the theme of the shoot. All space was used to ensure we had plenty of options when it came to utilising assetts. What worked about the cafe was the change in time from corner to corner, one

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    STYLING
    Usually a stylist would be involved in a big shoot but as this was a casual look the team pitched in and decided to keep things simple. The purpose of this shoot is to promote the clothes so minimal accessorising was used to allow them to become focal point. With such a busy location, this worked well as not to have too much going on in the images.

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    THE END RESULT
    The pictures gained showed off a playful element to the transitional trend. A mix of prints merged well with the contrasting backgrounds which were available at the Nexus Cafe. By keeping things simple the team pulled together a string of gorgeous images for online and had fun in the process of doing so.

  • Glamorous Blogger Update

    August 7, 2015

    With the Festival season drawing to a close in the next few weeks and the summer months moving along quite steadily its time to start thinking about the next season. Last Autumn feels like no time ago but don't fret, give the new season a positive spin with all the new prints and styles to come this AW.

    The transition from SS to AW takes the change on gradually with similar colour palettes and prints. The new season welcomes new shapes and styles subtly into the mix, emerging a whole new batch of trends for us to fall in love with over the winter months.

    Inspiration is key when deciding on how your personal style will approach the new season and what better way to tackle the trends than looking towards our favourite fashionistas.. the Glamorous bloggers.

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    Denim Dreams

    Our favourite Made and Chelsea girl, Rosie Fortescue and her blog A Fashion Forte shows us how to add a personal touch to the classic denim shift dress. A simple pop of colour from a pair of statement boots is all this dress needs to take it from casual day chic to a stylish look that is ready for the night ahead.

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    White Revisited 

    Catherine from her blog Fashion Ardenter takes a new spin on the classic white trend. Instead of creating statement white pieces to brighten a dark outfit she has embrace the bright whites by wearing them altogether. A simple white low V tee and our best selling white distressed boyfriend jeans adds a touch of French sophistication to the classic day to day look.

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     Edge It Out

    Want to embrace your inner edge this season? Take some style tips from blogger Kendall JacobHer rocky approach to our palm printed blazer makes us want to unleash our inner rockstar and add some creative personality to our styling. A statement jacket is the perfect way to complete a favourite 'all black' outfit adding just the right amount of pattern without overwhelming the look.

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    Go The Full Length

    The change in seasons is the perfect excuse to start experimenting with styles you may not usually pick. Push the boundaries this AW and play around with lengths and layers. If midi dresses are usually your style why not take the plunge and go full on maxi.

    Hannah and her blog A Fashion Fix demonstrates perfectly how a lace up maxi dress can become one of your all time favourite looks. This floaty number looks great with flat sandals when the weather is on our side or team with a heeled boot and leather jacket for an edgy spin on a traditional look.

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