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One of my top tips for next season is luxuriously different leather bags so this Eel skin clutch fits right in.
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Scorching hot tube rides, bad air-conditioning and a general lack of ease with the increased temperatures leave most of us looking less than fabulous in the summer time. Luckily for us we have a bevvy of styletastic celebrities, each with their own unique take on celebrity fashion trends to inspire and delight us in these the warmer months. So sit back, cool down and relax as we take you through Boticca’s guide to celebrity style.
Nicole Richie – Boho Babe
Nicole has come a long, long way since her days on the ‘SimpleLife.’ Fashion designer, mother and general fashion muse, Nicole’slook of laid-back cutting edge chic is copied worldwide. To get atouch of Nicole in your wardrobe think layered necklaces, chunkygold bracelets and plenty of printed bags.
Olivia Palermo – Polished Princess
Socialite turned fashion icon Olivia Palermo never has even a hair out of place. Her Upper West Side style might not be easy to upkeep but ensures her a place every best dressed list in town. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery so get Olivia’s style with minimal accessories, an essential barely there gold bracelet, cutting edge simple stud earrings and her all-time essential, the clutch bag.
Rihanna – Rock Rebel
Barbados born rock princess Rihanna has always danced to her own style tune. In Rihanna’s world shocking pops of color and prints collide to make her the fierce, fashion-forward femme fatale that we all know and love. All about Rihanna? Get her look with attention grabbing leather cuffs, big and bold necklaces and her essential item; spiked gold jewelry.
Jennifer Aniston – Cool and Classic
Jennifer Aniston is America’s sweetheart and as she keeps her look laid-back yet high-end chic, her crown shows no signs of slipping. Although she’s come a long way since the ‘Friends’ days,her style has remained cool, classic and always chic. Get Jen’s look with diamond-encrusted jewelry, beautiful gold bracelets and simple pearl earrings.
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UK designer Heidi Mottram is a specialist in eel skin as a textile and is considered the UK guru of its use in design and fashion. She began her eponymous label in 2007, which has garnered a dedicated following of people who love her sleek, sophisticated designs and the innovative use of eel skin. We sat down with Heidi, a graduate from London College of Fashion and Central St Martin’s, to learn more about when she first became interested in design and how she came to create such beautiful, innovative bags. (more…)
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Forget stuffy country style and a stiff upper lip –the English are known for their eclectic dress sense. In London, anything goes – from Fashion Week to Shoreditch street style, this is one fashion capital that always pushes the envelope. The city spawned iconic looks from Punk to Sixties chic, and London’s top flight fashion schools have nurtured some of the world’s greatest fashion designers. This week, our focus on up-and-coming London designers proves that the city creates trends, and never follows.
Zelia’s magpie-esque gems have serious rock star credentials – her pieces have been worn by Radio presenter Edith Bowman, ‘Editors’ guitarist Chris Urbanowicz and have even been worn on stage by ‘REM’ lead singer Michael Stipe. After studying at Middlesex University, Zelia worked in the studios of Kirt Holmes and Simon Harrison, creating pieces for two brands synonymous with London cool – Vivienne Westwood and Agent Provocateur. Now in her own studio, Zelia creates dramatic pieces using coloured resin enamels and beautiful Swarovski crystal, which have been snapped up by London boutiques in the know.
This man of mystery is also a man of many talents. When he’s not creating so-hip-it-hurts belts and rings, this travelling troubadour turns his hand to writing poetry and music. The rock star influence can be seen in his use of tough materials and skull motifs.
The designer formerly known as ‘Lei Van Kash’ has only just graduated from Central St. Martins, but has already amassed a wealth of clients worldwide. A mix of boho chic and London cool, every piece is bespoke. She describes her jewelry as being for “real women who dare” – we think her statement rings and uber-cool skull collection were made for London It Girls.
You can watch a video review of some of Leila’s rings here.
Honing her craft in top fashion schools Central St Martins and the London College of Fashion, Heidi Mottram worked with designers Vivienne Westwood and Matthew Williamson before deciding go solo with her own range of accessories in 2007. A specialist in eel skin, her touchable bags are oh-so-soft, and come in a rainbow of colours.
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