Order it now: Charlotte Olympia’s cherry-shaped bag



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Charlotte Olympia just out-kitsched herself with this immaculately realised Perspex bag for Resort 2014. Available for shipping from November, you can pre-order it now from Moda Operandi. Too quirky (surely not)? Then consider the matching heels instead. In red and black suede with fetching leaf green heels, there’s more than a hint of Guy Bourdin about them. The only catch is that this ‘trunk show’ ends on Thursday so if you want them, get in fast… (more…)



Warehouse launches its AW13 Style Me If You Can campaign



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Warehouse is ticking multiple trend boxes for AW13 and I don’t just mean fashion ones. Building on the success of its website relaunch last year, its AW13 campaign ‘Style Me If You Can’ joins the dots between social styling, gamification and fashion film.

So what’s the deal? Log onto Style Me If You Can, choose a lifestyle location, then drag and drop your location-appropriate outfit components from the suggested options into the ‘style gallery’. (If you like Polyvore, you might find this bit equally addictive.) You can then share your outfit on a number of platforms and enter it to be featured in the Style Me If You Can film and print campaign. If you’re one of the nine chosen winners, you’ll win a trip to Paris, Milan or New York, and your outfit will be featured in the campaign credited to you. To promote the campaign, Warehouse will release the film in nine chapters at 90 minute intervals on a single day, across its web, social and mobile platforms. Winners will be revealed on that day.

Interest piqued? Click below to play…

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And here’s one I made earlier…

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Remembering Laura Ashley



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Now here’s a most excellent Facebook campaign for people of a certain age. To commemorate its 60th anniversary, Laura Ashley has created the Laura Ashley Memories Facebook Campaign, inviting fans to share pictures and memories of their favourite Laura Ashley smock/curtains/wedding dress/tea cosy/whatever. This is such a simple, sweet idea from a heritage brand with a truly connected fan base – people really do have a fondness for their Laura Ashley.

Those who share their photos and memories can potentially win a £1000 gift card and a tour of the London archive (now that’s a fabulous prize, no?). Here’s a couple of submissions already – the 80s is the most popular decade by far…

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Yasmin Sewell curates Beach In The East



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That photo above is from the Disneyrollergirl archives, AKA a pile of scrapbooks and box files containing years worth of photos, cuttings, and ephemera that I’ve held onto ‘just in case’. Yasmin Cho was a late ’90s shop on a first floor in Poland Street, an out-of-sight destination that you had to want to find in order to visit it. Run by Yasmin Sewell, it stocked a curated mix of under-radar labels like Susan Cianccolo, Carol Christian Poell, and Rick Owens. You had to press a buzzer to get in and the sign on the door was made up of coloured sticky dots. Fast forward 15 years and Yasmin Sewell’s early concept has come full circle with a Shoreditch pop-up space called Beach In the East. (more…)