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Just in time for London Fashion Week, Warehouse has launched this year’s winning designer collection in collaboration with the British Fashion Council, once again setting the stage for emerging design talent. This year’s winner is De Montfort University graduate, Christiana Hadjipapa who wowed the judges with her unique digital prints and showstopping colour combinations.

After spending six months at Warehouse HQ honing her debut collection for the High Street brand and learning the ins and outs of the fashion industry, the strong five piece collection features a neon and floral dip dye crop top with matching joggers, ripped mom jeans, floral jogger shorts and the hero piece – a longline bomber jacket with PVC overlay complete with Christiana’s trademark tiger print across the front.

Warehouse x Christiana Hadjipapa

Printed Compact Knit Top £48, Ripped Mom Jeans £50

Warehouse x Christiana Hadjipapa 1

Tie Side Printed Shorts £38

Warehouse x Christiana Hadjipapa 2

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Printed Bomber Jacket £120

You can shop the collection exclusively at warehouse.co.uk or at Warehouse Argyll Street. Limited stock available.

Images source: warehouse.co.uk

Whether you’ve got a punk rock attitude or a rose tinted view when it comes to Cupid’s Day, there’s no shame in dropping very obvious hints to your S.O.!

Valentines Gifting

Clockwise from top leftYazbukey Le Live Fast Clutch Bag £550, Charlotte Rouge Ornament Bra $49.50, Bijules Black Onyx Heart Midi Ring £310, Alina And T Black Feather & Skull Earcuff Earring £18, Michael Kors Gold Plated Chronograph Watch £229, Nicholas Kirkwood Pearl Embellished Wedge Sandal Shoes £525, Saint Laurent Monogram Leather Clutch £710, Coast Avis Bracelet £15, Warehouse Sparkle Cube Stud Earrings £6, Sophie Hulme Monster Keyring £115

Valentines Gifting List

Clockwise from top left: Cleo B Rabbit Fur Pom Pom Shoe Clips £52, Maria Francesca Pepe Heart Earcuff £43, House of Holland Mr Men Mr Messy Clutch £180Maria Francesca Pepe Kiss Me Drop Earrings £220, Topshop PU Scrunchie £4Dirty GRL Valentines Heart Soaps $30Aamaya By Priyanka Pearl Bunny Earrings £195, Maria Black Rose Gold Hero Midi Ring £60, Wunderkind Cat-Eye Sunglasses £280Topshop Mermaid Bodysuit £35

Warehouse SS15 Press Day Tales Of The City

Uber-urban High Street brand Warehouse held their SS15 Press Day this month at the iconic Victoria House in Holborn, which provided the perfect backdrop to showcase their upcoming Spring/Summer collection and where Work, Play, Style and Relationships – the premise behind Warehouse’s Tales of the City philosophy, remained as the underlying theme throughout.

Guests were treated to bespoke goody bags where you were encouraged to pick up “free stuff” off the shelves as you wandered in and out of the curated rooms, DIY printed tshirts with YRStore and a sneak peek at the most exciting Warehouse collection to date!

Suede and leather, 70s fringing, Scandi styling all represented, as did palm prints, leaf motifs and the hero of the show – a real leather Western jacket dipped in pale pink and cream tones. Sat alongside the plywood fixings, the whole event was one concise, well thought out and expertly curated preview. Onwards to Spring Summer 2015!

Warehouse SS15 Press Day

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Warehouse SS15 Collection

Warehouse Press Day 1

Images source: Blogger’s own

OMG! It’s Mid Season Sale time yet again, the newest trends and how to wear them are fully ingrained in our minds and the guilt felt from spending full price on “autumnal essentials” has faded.

Just when we thought we couldn’t spend anymore, mid season kicks in. What I love most are the second chances. What you didn’t want to pay full price for at the start of the season just might still be available, but at a much friendlier cost. Here are my top picks from the latest Mid Season Sales to buy now and wear for the season ahead, get it soon though before someone else does!

WINTER PASTELS
Dust off that pink coat from last winter because sugary shades are back this season and sweeter than ever.

Winter Pastels

Clockwise from top left: Urban Outfitters PU Scrunchie £2 (Was £4)Warehouse Leather Pelmet Skirt £40 (Was £60)Tatty Devine Fried Egg Necklace £18.90 (Was £21)H&M Sweatshirt Top £15 (Was £25), Kurt Geiger Gabby Heeled Boots £79 (Was £120)Kimchi Blue Dylan Shirt Dress £40 (Was £65)H&M Clutch Bag £15 (Was £25)

STATEMENT SWEATS
Say what!? Get the gift of the gab with these conversation starters.

Statement Sweatshirts

Clockwise from top leftH&M Printed Sweatshirt £15 (Was £20)House of Holland Letters Sweatshirt £80 (Was £165), H&M Beaded Sweatshirt £30 (Was £40)

PRINT CLASH
Why match it when you can clash it? This season, go graphic or go home!

Graphic Prints

Clockwise from top left: Mink Pink Lost In Space Jumper £35 (Was £70), Vans Era Snakeskin Trainers £53 (Was £75)Miss Selfridge Scribble Print Jeans £18 (Was £36)New Look Stripe Phone Case £2 (Was £5), Oasis Pink Ponyskin Watch £18 (Was £25)

October kicks off with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to help raise awareness and funds for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity, designers and high street favourites alike have created limited edition pink products for sale, proceeds of which go towards helping aid cancer research and patient care. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with around 50,000 women and around 400 men diagnosed each year. This month, fashion favourites such as Stella & Dot, Stella McCartney, GHD, Warehouse and plenty more give you the chance to help and support this very worthwhile cause. Get a sneak peek at what’s in store this month…

Kate Moss Breakthrough Breast CancerKate Moss for Stella McCartney

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Clockwise from top right: Stella McCartney Gemma Bra £50, Stella McCartney Gemma Briefs £27, Stella & Dot Hope necklace £32, Stella & Dot Inspire Bracelet £35GHD Pink Coral Styler £129, Warehouse Hairy Pom Pom Jumper £38, Kat & Bee Flore 14ct Gold Ring £205Avon Lip Gloss in Pink Watermelon £3.50Laura Ashley Darcey Cosmetic Bag £15

For more information on Breast Cancer Awareness Month, visit the official website here.

Images source: Kate Moss – stellamccartney.com

I pride myself on being a city girl with the know-how and quick witted savviness of navigating the urban jungle that is London’s tangled tube lines, endless queuing systems and the ever confusing exit numbers at Old Street station. However, along with my nimble skill of cruising crowded city pavement, I also pride myself with admitting I buy way too many lattes from Pret, work way too many unpaid hours and don’t quite make it to the gym often enough – but I know I’m not alone.

With the trials and tribulations of living in a city like London, one thing that remains at the forefront of my mind is what I’m wearing while at the helm. Pieces that I can turn to when I’m running late for a girls night out, when a classic boardroom to bar evening becomes a midnight-bus-home kind of night or if I need to do a complete outfit switcheroo in the office bathroom within 5 minutes.

Warehouse Tales of the City

Cue Warehouse’s new fashion blog Tales of the City, their new style bible for urban girls like me. With new issues launching every Friday that deliver a dash of instant inspo, they cover every aspect of the working city girl’s lifestyle – WORK, PLAY, RELATIONSHIPS and STYLE. There are tongue-in-cheek articles around Tinder dating, instant fashion favourites from the brand, the latest cultural news tidbits plus glimpses into their new season heroes, um hello, red and black scratch-check duster coat!

With Autumn/Winter ’14 already under way, no urban girl is complete without this – read the latest issues from Tales of the City here.

Warehouse Tales of the City

Images source: warehouse.co.uk

Out of the certain few pieces in my closet that only make sense during Summer, such as, my jersey maxi dresses, backless tshirts, jelly sandals, I tend to be most excited about one particular item, the cah-lassic cotton bandana. Simply for its retro goodness and tough luxe aesthetic, paired with my favourite off duty hairstyle, this is the look that highlights my Summer!

Retro bandana hairstyles

Keeping the rest of your outfit simple, you’d be surprised to know it’s easier to style than you think. I like to match my lipstick to the colour of the bandana I’m wearing (especially red!), but then everything else is kept minimal and modern. Think plain tees, classic camis and skinny jeans – cat flick eyeliner is optional, but they are fun!

WEEKENDER – Clash with leopard, and trust it really works!

Off Duty Style Inspiration

Clockwise from leftTopshop Burnout Joggers £32, Warehouse Bra Top Twin Set £28, Topshop Lipstick in Tease £8, Mansur Gavriel Leather Bucket Bag £395, Kate Spade Draw The Line Idiom Bangle $32, Rosa De La Cruz Brown Diamond Star Stud Earring (Single) £335, Vans Era 2 Tone Leopard Trainers £55

DAYTIME – Channel a retro vibe with a button through mini dress and cute flourishes.

Retro Outfit Inspiration

Clockwise from top left: Laura Mercier Lip Glace In Daiquiri £19.50Carven Floral Embellished Dress £590Models Own Sticky Fingers Bow Set £5ASOS Little Rock Pointed Flats £22Charlotte Olympia Kitty Perspex Clutch £695

GOING OUT – Skin tight denim and stellar, spiked heels make a strong evening statement.

Off Duty Style

Clockwise from top leftKenzo Tiger Charm Bracelet £120T by Alexander Wang Classic Jersey Tank £65, Warehouse Superfit Skinny Jeans £48Kurt Geiger Bailey Court Shoes £99, OCC Lip Tar in Queen £11.50, River Island Hannah Bar Ear Cuff £5

There are a fair few ways to tie a bandana headscarf, but I like to have the customary knotted “bunny ear” ends. Starting at one corner of the square, fold your way to the opposite diagonal corner (so that you get a headband on its stretchiest grain, the bias). I tend to fold an inch and a half wide but it all depends on how wide you want your headband to be. Alternatively, you can always twist from one corner to the opposite end for a textured style.

Rihanna Agyness Deyn Bandana Hairsyle

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