VERO MODA style notes http://stylenotes.veromoda.com Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:11:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How to wear prints http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/how-to-wear-prints/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/how-to-wear-prints/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:11:13 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9508 Prints may be bold, but you don’t have to be bold to wear them! Patterns are no longer a scary catwalk trend that only A-list stylists can decipher: see how to wear prints like a pro with these simple styling hacks. Colour marrying The one-step way to take a print from worrying to wearable is by colour marrying. Pick […]]]>

Prints may be bold, but you don’t have to be bold to wear them! Patterns are no longer a scary catwalk trend that only A-list stylists can decipher: see how to wear prints like a pro with these simple styling hacks.

Colour marrying

The one-step way to take a print from worrying to wearable is by colour marrying. Pick a bold pair of printed trousers, and match your top and accessories with one of the colours featured in the print.

Coordinate

The easiest thing to pair with a print? A matching print! This is every woman’s dream – a smart set of co-ords that requires ZERO styling. A matching set – either trousers, shorts or a skirt with a coordinating top – looks deliberately stylish and the trend is set to continue into winter.

Mix and match

Much in the same vein as colour marrying, simply pick two opposing prints that have a colour (but not the main one) in common. Keep the silhouette simple, wearing a hero piece with a large print, showing a flash of an opposing ditsy print below. Try a patterned shift dress layered over a printed shirt to master the basic ABCs of pattern play.

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Lily Allen: A Woman Of Spirit http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/lily-allen-a-woman-of-spirit/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/lily-allen-a-woman-of-spirit/#comments Sun, 02 Aug 2015 21:00:20 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9429 After marriage, motherhood and a four-year career break, Lily Allen continues to expand her portfolio of talents with an international campaign for VERO MODA. Possibly the most honest woman in pop, 30- year-old singer Lily Allen hit the comeback trail last year with her third album, Sheezus, full of eye-opening lyrics touching on domestic bliss, life as a mother and feelings about […]]]>

After marriage, motherhood and a four-year career break, Lily Allen continues to expand her portfolio of talents with an international campaign for VERO MODA.

Possibly the most honest woman in pop, 30- year-old singer Lily Allen hit the comeback trail last year with her third album, Sheezus, full of eye-opening lyrics touching on domestic bliss, life as a mother and feelings about frenemies. Now she’s embarking on an exciting collaboration with VERO MODA, so we spent some time with her to find out what makes her the sensation she is.

Daughter of actor Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen, Lily had a rollercoaster ride of an upbringing in the world of showbiz. Her first hit, Smile, launched her to instant stardom in 2006, selling over 365,000 copies. It was also her first Number 1 chart success.

To her credit, much of Lily’s success could be called self-created. She was ahead of the curve with social media, realising the importance of creating a rapport with her fans early on. In 2005, Lily started selling her music via her Myspace page (back when people used Myspace), while writing a personal blog that turned into an overnight sensation. Sadly, the blog later became material for tabloid news fodder, about which she said: “… and then it all got a bit boring.”

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These days Lily spends about two hours every day on her Twitter and Instagram accounts, doing much the same as normal people – promoting herself, commenting on things (or even people) she doesn’t like and posting pictures of her latest and greatest nail art.

Lily has had her ups and downs in her personal life, but after four years out of the limelight, she’s now back in the spotlight. The media has both lauded and berated her at different times throughout her career, whether it was for being outspoken and challenging norms, or for being photographed falling out of nightclubs. But one thing’s for sure: Lily is a force to be reckoned with.

Her unique personality is what first grabbed the attention of Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld when they met at a party in Paris. She was reportedly a little worse for wear and, to this day, she says that she barely remembers the encounter. A week later, she was asked to front the label’s 2009 Cocoon bag campaign, with Lagerfeld remaining a staunch supporter ever since.

After she was appointed a Chanel Ambassador in 2010, Lagerfeld even designed a couture Chanel wedding dress for her. The German designer reportedly told British Vogue: “I love Lily Allen. She looks a lot like Gabrielle Chanel and she is a self-made woman. She is cool, young and extremely witty”.

At VERO MODA we admire Lily’s conviction, unique style and personality: as she said herself in an interview with The Guardian newspaper in 2013: “I’m called mouthy, but I’m just talking”. Well Lily, we look forward to hearing a lot more from you – this season and beyond.

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Info to know on white jeans http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/info-to-know-on-white-jeans/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/info-to-know-on-white-jeans/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:00:09 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9464 See our top tips on wearing the trickiest denim trend of the season…]]>

See our top tips on wearing the trickiest denim trend of the season…

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5 Autumn Items To Own Now http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/5-autumn-items-to-own-now/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/5-autumn-items-to-own-now/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:46:26 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9351 That awkward in-between season is here. You want to wear the new trends, but the temperature hasn’t dropped enough to wear that winter coat or lust-worthy knitwear. We’ve selected the five top pieces for autumn that you can wear now – and beyond. 1. The Printed Set Printed co-ords are a shortcut to easy chic. A printed set will shave […]]]>

That awkward in-between season is here. You want to wear the new trends, but the temperature hasn’t dropped enough to wear that winter coat or lust-worthy knitwear. We’ve selected the five top pieces for autumn that you can wear now – and beyond.

1. The Printed Set

The printed setPrinted co-ords are a shortcut to easy chic. A printed set will shave minutes off your morning routine, as the styling has already been done for you.

2. Flared Trousers

Flared trousersYou’ve probably avoided the widening of trouser legs thus far, but the flare will not be ignored. Seen on every street-style star worth her salt over the last six months, the flare is worthy of consideration, not only for its A-list appeal but also for its slimming properties: it superbly streamlines and balances out the thighs!

3. The Felt Hat

The felt hat

The 70s continues to be an influential era into winter. Give it the nod with a wide-brimmed or floppy felt hat, channelling this hottest of trends, while keeping the heat in.

4. The Poncho

PonchoThe cape, last season’s outerwear hit, has morphed into its Mexican cousin, the poncho. Imagine fringing, all-over patterns and earthy tones. And, when winter comes, it will fit comfortably over a lightweight jacket.

5. The Mannish Jacket

The mannish jacket

Tailoring is a sure thing, regardless of the season. A timeless mannish jacket is cut on the large side, without compromising the clean lines. Buy now (and wear later, because the best winter coats always sell out fast), or invest in a sleeveless long-line gilet to wear now over your lightweight knitwear as a jacket substitute.

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I’m With The Band http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/im-with-the-band/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/im-with-the-band/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:00:26 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9410 From tour bus to the daily commute, take inspiration from glamorous 70s groupies and interpret the look for your daily life. To mirror groupie glamour, go all-in on babydoll dresses, vintage-look jackets, faux-fur and flares. But don’t be fooled, this isn’t an easy-A trend – the poncho is no longer an average cover-up and flares […]]]>

From tour bus to the daily commute, take inspiration from glamorous 70s groupies and interpret the look for your daily life.

To mirror groupie glamour, go all-in on babydoll dresses, vintage-look jackets, faux-fur and flares. But don’t be fooled, this isn’t an easy-A trend – the poncho is no longer an average cover-up and flares aren’t just jeans with slightly wider legs. The trend’s hero items have been given a rock ‘n’ roll twist to shake-up everything you thought you knew about the 70s.

Being a groupie is about having an eye for detail. Swap straight hems for handkerchief, flared jeans for patterned and matt colours for metallic. And the pièce de résistance? The long skinny scarf à la Mick Jagger for authentic ‘I’m with the band’ chic.

Grab your band tee pronto, it’s time to rock!

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Power Prints 3 Ways http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/power-prints-3-ways/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/power-prints-3-ways/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 06:00:50 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9408 1 piece, 3 ways. Discover how to style power prints this summer…]]>

1 piece, 3 ways. Discover how to style power prints this summer…

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The New Bohemians http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/the-new-bohemians/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/the-new-bohemians/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:00:18 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9400 Step aside festival fashion, the spring/summer catwalks marked a return to the more romantic notions of boho, better suited to the red carpet than a muddy field. Here’s how to be a modern bohemian… The usual connotations of feminine dress, from floor sweeping gowns, to diaphanous fabrics, sensual lace and pretty petal prints, are more relevant […]]]>

Step aside festival fashion, the spring/summer catwalks marked a return to the more romantic notions of boho, better suited to the red carpet than a muddy field. Here’s how to be a modern bohemian…

The usual connotations of feminine dress, from floor sweeping gowns, to diaphanous fabrics, sensual lace and pretty petal prints, are more relevant than ever. Lace, florals and embellishment will get you an easy A in style school, but combine all three and you’ll earn a distinction for knowing that you can never have too much of a good thing.

The look is ethereal, old world and grown up, so take the demure route in long lengths and high necklines, flashing a hint of skin through delicate lace to keep your look the right side of Amish. It might be the summer of love, but it’s best to leave a little to the imagination.

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1 shirt 3 ways http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/1-shirt-3-ways/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/1-shirt-3-ways/#comments Sun, 19 Jul 2015 06:00:54 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9329 Make one item your wardrobe hero this season, here’s how…

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Survive the heat in style http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/survive-the-heat-in-style/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/survive-the-heat-in-style/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 06:00:59 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9326 Look hot in the hot weather with these simple style rules…]]>

Look hot in the hot weather with these simple style rules…

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Read Between The Lines http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/read-between-the-lines-2/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/read-between-the-lines-2/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 06:00:19 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9389 Take a linear approach to lines this summer with a modern twist on clean and crisp stripes. From striped leather to deckchair ticking, expect the unexpected with this new take on stripes. Mix and match vertical and horizontal lines, as well as stripes of all widths to channel this modern overhaul of the classic trend. […]]]>

Take a linear approach to lines this summer with a modern twist on clean and crisp stripes.

From striped leather to deckchair ticking, expect the unexpected with this new take on stripes. Mix and match vertical and horizontal lines, as well as stripes of all widths to channel this modern overhaul of the classic trend. Whether your lines are macro or micro, stripes of all sizes communicate a youthful energy.

For a more subtle nod to the look, opt for retro striped trims, as seen on the catwalks at Preen, for a graphic accent that will add an athletic touch to your wardrobe. While your stripes may be perfectly in line, there’s nothing uniform about this trend.

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