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VOGUE FESTIVAL 2014

By April 1, 2014 Events, OUT N' ABOUT, Vogue

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Vogue Festival’s 2014 just passed by last weekend, and being my first visit to the event that has been running for two years, I must admit I enjoyed every minute of it. Getting the chance to experience the talk on “fashion, beauty and digital revolution” with Miroslava Duma (someone who I deeply admire), awesome designer Mary Katrantzou, photography legend Nick Knight and Pixie Geldof -all welcomed to the stage by British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman- was just perfect for what we all face everyday in the social media and understanding how all this social media influences the fashion business. Other talks had Valentino, Naomi Campbell and Karlie Kloss.

Not only that, some fun spaces for girly spoils welcomed fashionistas to shake up their hairstyles at the Kerastase stand, or to geh the nails done at the OPI spot, or even better, get a dramatic make-up by Burberry’s beauty line, all followed by a photobooth – this always is fun!

The best space was taken over Harrods, which with its #HarrodsLive offered a unique experience on its shiny catwalk, which usually would seem pretty scary, but although they took you as their model with a whole production team, they made it FUN, FUN. Anyone, could walk the catwalk.

I went with my mom on mother’s day (in the UK) and it was kind of the perfect date for da sisterhood. I got the coolest hairdo, she got the sexy waves, and we both hit the runway!

I would def come back next year, and hopefully to more talks!
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LONDON FASHION WEEKEND: ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL FASHIONISTAS

By February 24, 2014 DATE WITH MUM, Events, LFW

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Another London Fashion Weekend to talk about… I’ve been attending practically every year.

Taking place at the iconic building of Somerset House, right after the autumn/winter 2014 shows and presentations, the the accessible event for all those Londoners that fancy getting in the hectic atmosphere of London Fashion Week took over. Not only that, you can shop designers clothes, shoes and jewellery for great prices (eg. French Sole ballerinas, usually at a price around £180, were all at £65), enjoy beauty treatments, seat on the front row of the catwalk that presents the trends of the current season (spring/summer 2014) and best of all, you can have a girly date, with a glass of champagne in hand, with your girlfriends. I went with my partner in crime of the blog, my mom, who wore an extra cool sweatshirt (see similars here)!

Anyhow, we of course jump in for any photobooth, so we did at Maybelline’s space wearing some of their senseless accessories, and then jumped in the Canon 360 studio, an uber cool spot where you can see your shot 360 degrees, see below to understand what I mean! You might wonder ‘how is this accesible to me?’. Well, tickets are available to purchase from their website and the price range varies depending on what you want (only shopping, shopping + catwalk, or shopping + catwalk + goodie bag). Alternatively, you could be the lucky one that wins tickets, like my reader Katherine, who was the winner of the giveaway on my blog I ran in association with one of the event’s sponsor, Amex.  Check out my previous LFWeekend experiences HERE.

Next season (September 2014), spoil yourself and plan a date with friends to London Fashion Weekend… You will enjoy it to the full!

Meanwhile, watch an exclusive video produced by Amex for FashionInsideOut with British TV Presenter and BBC Radio DJ Lauren Laverne, who brings you a sneak peek from behind the scenes, revealing the fashion trends that will dominate the high street in the coming months and finding out how you can incorporate them into your wardrobe. Enjoy!

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LIZ BLACK REVIVES THE SURREALISM OF SALVADOR DALI

By February 20, 2014 Events, LFW

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Autumn/Winter 2013 was heavily influenced by art. Dali’s artwork, for example, has been intrinsically involved with the fashion industry and has served for inspiration to many designers throughout the years. One of his paintings, auctioned at Christie’s this month, was commissioned for Vogue’s October 1943 issue, proving how art and fashion do work together.

Liz Black’s Autumn/Winter 2014 presentation is another favourite. Not that I’m biased because I‘ve met her previously, or because she’s Venezuelan, but the whole Salvador Dali concept was completely unexpected in an interesting and entertaining presentation during London Fashion Week. Very unusual make-up of mock-outraged eyes by Face Lace, and pony tails that felt like someone was pulling the models from the back, moustache and red lippy dresses. The models opened the show as they simulated coming out of an egg and submerged into Dali’s dramatic life.They had plenty of space to exhibit the beautifully-made pieces in crepe and jersey, delicate tiers of chiffon, and sleek and leather-panelled tailoring. Leather and neoprene is one of Liz Black’s iconic textures, but this season leather was clearly the protagonist. The surrealism came out in 3-D moustache appliques, the most noticeable one on the chest of the camel midi-skirt dress.

The nude dress with the huge red lips surrounding the hips absolutely blew my mind… I’m not sure if it would give the best feminine shape, as you might feel like a Queen ant while walking with it on, but that wouldn’t bother me at all. Just picture that dress combined with the classic LuLu Guinness lips clutch? Red lippy galore!

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LONDON FASHION WEEK: FYODOR GOLAN AUTUMN/WINTER 2014

By February 18, 2014 Events, LFW

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So, I’ve out n’about at London Fashion Week, but this year I’ve taken it easy. However, I thought it would still be great to share with you guys some of the shows, but this time I will do a round up of some of the unusual ones and the atmosphere of it all. I won’t come and share content that probably you have already seen in other website. All shows are up and going around everywhere. But Fyodor Golan was one of my highlights. I got a bit of backstage insight and had the chance to quickly interview the dynamic duo behind the label: Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman. I’ve been following them since their beginnings when they won the Fashion Fringe in 2011. It’s so wonderful to see the pair’s evolution throughout the years, not only with the wide variety of collection they’ve produced so far, not to mention that Super Smart Skirt made of smartphones, but also how their personality and confidence has gone ‘boom’!

When I first met Fyodor Podgorny, probably two years ago at his showroom, he was a quiet shy designer with a flamboyant collection under his sleeve, but now, after his Autumn/Winter 2014 show, I encountered an almost flamboyant man who described his collection in three words as: “Flamboyant (of course), Camp, Hi-Tech.”

I must confess I never saw this collection, entitled Crocodile, coming. It’s incredibly different from their previous collections, proving what they’re capable of achieving. Presenting their show at a London warehouse, with floors and columns wrapped in pink, they introduced menswear for the first time, total hot pink looks, savage green, 3D printing and mosaics made from the pictures of their travels throughout Myanmar and Cambodia, being this their main inspiration.

Models had hot pink thick lips and matching nails. The hairstyle embraced a labyrinth of braids – Snoop Dog style. Footwear shined bright metallic colours and head gear kept it all cool with baseball caps. There was a sense of wilderness, modernisation and urban street style.

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THE SUPER SMART SKIRT: FYODOR GOLAN FOR NOKIA LUMIA

By February 15, 2014 Designers, Events, LFW

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Fyodor Golan’s fashion show yesterday opened with the introduction of the first interactive skirt made of 80 Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphones. The dynamic duo teamed up with Nokia to create design the skirt that uses static images captured by the phone to adorn it.

The pictures on the screen  change colour as the skirt moves, creating a shimmering effect through an app that ensures the shimmer happens in line with the model’s movement. This is again another collaboration that proves that fashion and technology are intrinsically related. 

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GIVEAWAY: Win tickets for London Fashion Weekend

By February 14, 2014 Events, Uncategorized

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Fashion Inside Out has teamed up with American Express to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to one of the year’s biggest fashion events – Vodafone London Fashion Weekend.

You can get the chance to experience the fashion week atmosphere first-hand, the latest styles and trends from Britain’s most famous brands. All at the iconic London’s Somerset House.

Taking place at the magnificent Somerset House and featuring catwalk shows, pop-up shops, designer shopping and expert talks from industry leaders, this fantastic event offers a behind the scenes glimpse at this season’s (spring/summer 2014) hottest trends.

With two tickets up for grabs for Saturday 22nd February, one lucky winner and a friend will be able to experience the front row experience of London Fashion Weekend, with the added bonus of being there to see Julien Macdonald’s offering on the catwalk as he reveals his latest collection of dresses.

I’ve been before and I can guarantee it’s fun, and that you might leave with one or two bags – the designer sales are always amazing! Check out my previous ladies’ date at London Fashion Weekend HERE !

Win tickets for London Fashion Weekend! Take part in the competition of Fashion Inside Out and.. Just think how would you describe London’s style in THREE words… Check it out!

How to take part? Leave a comment below saying how would you describe London’s fashion and style in THREE words and be in with a chance of winning! Last entry Wednesday 19th and the winner will be announced on Thursday 20th.  Remember to include your email address when posting your comment. Good luck!

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THE BEST OF 2013

By December 31, 2013 Events, OUTFITS 1, Travels

Wow! It’s time to say farewell to 2013!!! What a year it’s been so far. Thank you every single of my readers for keep reading my blog posts and understanding that sometimes quiet times are due to lots of work at my job at The Independent newspaper. I’ve made a ver long resume of where FashionInsideOut has been this year. Ready? 3…2…1…

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I’m very happy for this interview on Venezuela’s most popular newspaper, El Nacional. The full-page interview made by journalist Fabiana Lopez made the blog more noticeable in my home country. In it, I shared my lifestyle, my roots and how I manage to deal with my job as a journalist and my hobby as a blogger. See more HERE

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