Selfridges Christmas Exclusives – Our Top Picks

Selfridges around the festive period is truly magical, it holds such a special feeling for many people and can offer some of the most decadent and stylish gifts. As Selfridges caters for both men and women, it is a one stop shop for your Christmas shopping needs. They have produced an edit for Christmas gifts, which contains some designer classics that everyone will love and some unusual gifts that might catch your eye to give to someone special. We have selected our favourites and each item can be shopped with just one click on the pictures below – Happy shopping!

For Her

Gucci – Marmont leather purse, £495

Gucci has been everywhere this season and it’s not stopping at Christmas. The infamous Marmont range is classic and timeless, a perfect investment piece for the girl who loves designer. This festive red leather will make the perfect gift this Christmas, but if the red is too daring, it also comes in black – bonus!

Olivia Von Halle – coco silk-satin pyjama set, £380

Olivia Von Halle make the most amazing pyjama’s, reflected in the price tag, these silk pyjamas are the epitome of luxe and will get lots of wear over the festive period. Investing money in pyjamas will means the person you give them to will have them for many more Christmases to come. This sky blue shade is beautiful and will be great to wear all year round.

JW Anderson – pierce medium leather shoulder bag, £1,095

This seasons ‘it’ bag in a classic black shade – an all round winner. This bag is big enough for everyday essentials and is extremely versatile taking any outfit from day to night in an instance. In terms of designer handbags, JW Anderson is a great starting point as the prices creep just over the £1,000 mark, compared to the likes of Chanel and Saint Laurent, it’s a good access point for designer arm candy and this classic shape with a unique twist will be perfect in anyone’s wardrobe.

Monica Vinader – linear woven silver friendship bracelet, £115

Jewellery can be a really meaningful gift over the Christmas period and this Monica Vinader bracelet would be the perfect option for something a little bit more personal. As the strap is adjustable, you can ensure it will fit perfectly and you can even get the bracelet engraved at the Monica Vinader counter in Selfridges on Oxford Street in London or the Trafford Centre in Manchester  – a perfect gift for someone special.

For Him

Saint Laurent – logo grained leather card holder, £115

Saint Laurent are a brand that do cardholders very well – a classic shape with a no-fuss logo that is chic and loved by everyone, it would make the perfect gift if you’re struggling for ideas and this on-trend navy leather is a nice change from classic black, but is still completely timeless.

 

Reiss – Roscoe wool and cotton-blend coat, £225

Some people may avoid buying clothes as a gift for someone as fashion taste is something that is very personal. However, if you’re buying for someone you know well, then this coat is a great gift. It’s classic but trendy and would be great for someone who loves tailoring for that slightly smarter look – again the on trend navy is something different from the traditional black.

Ted Baker – Hemlock ombre checked scarf, £45

As the weather gets colder a scarf is essential; go for a classic check print in a neutral colour way that will go with everything! This Ted Baker style is a good price point for a secret santa gift or it would make a perfect stocking filler for a man – you can’t go wrong with this one!

MCM – Dieter monogram medium nylon backpack, £650

MCM is a great brand to invest in as not everybody has it – stand out from the crowd with this monogram backpack that would be perfect for a city commuter or it would make a good hand luggage bag for someone who travels a lot. In a classic colour that is stylish and practical with a stand out silver buckle, what’s not to like?

 

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Festive Fashion: Christmas Party Dresses With Missguided

It’s that time of year again when Christmas is just around the corner and the invites to work Christmas parties or festive drinks with friends are beginning to flood your inbox. Christmas is the perfect occasion to add a touch of glamour and an excuse to go sequin crazy (if you really needed one).

Buying a dress for a Christmas party can be enough to put people off going all together and the thought of braving the busy shops to search for the perfect ensemble at this time of year can instil dread in anyones mind. Below is a selection of killer dresses that will have you looking and feeling ready for your festive celebrations in no time, with the added bonus of avoiding the busy shops and searching from the comfort of your own sofa – enjoy!

 

LBD

An LBD is the perfect go-to dress for Christmas celebrations, especially if you have left things last minute. A common misconception is that a black dress is predictable and mundane, but choosing a style with a twist in texture or silhouette is the perfect way to feel confident and stylish. You also have the option to play up your accessories with festive statement jewellery or shoes should you wish to.

Winter White

Most people steer away from a white dress because it instantly connotes a holiday outfit that enhances your tan in the summer. However, white in the winter adds instantaneous glamour and looks really elegant. As you’re wearing a statement colour, keep accessories simple and let the dress do the talking, opt for a barely there metallic heel to add a tiny bit of Christmas sparkle, or if you wanted to make things extra Christmassy, choose a dress that has lots of metallic detail.

Festive Sparkle

Who doesn’t love sparkle at Christmas – the festive period is the perfect time to bring out all the stops with sequins and embellishment and stand out from the crowd. As the dress is your statement, keeping the silhouette and accessories simple will be key to your look. There are so many amazing options that you can pick up on the high street, with colours ranging from black to multicoloured – there is something for everyone!


All items shown above are available from https://www.missguided.co.uk/

 

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Fortis: Introducing Fashionable Fightwear

Introducing Fortis, creators of beautiful and exceptional fight gear and fightwear.

A new addition to the fashion world, Fortis is an exciting fightwear brand specialising in a unique range of boxing attire.

 MMA gloves and fightwear including t-shirts and fight shorts.

Fortis comes from the Latin word which means strong, brave and powerful. The lion represents and shares the same characteristics, the lion personifies Fortis. Every fighter has the same attributes and we are proud to represent the true fighters and warriors!

All of Fortis products are unrivaled in quality and we have a scrupulous and meticulous eye to detail.

Fortis are a visionary brand and have ambitious goals in place, aiming to be one of the leading fightwear brands in the near future. 

The brand has a deep passion for boxing and the finer details, this is showcased throughout our products. Each Fortis item has to undergo a scrupulous and painstaking design and engineering process.

There is multiple commitment and unrivaled passion for the game to ensure that Fortis will get to the top of the fight wear and fight gear industry. We believe that we Fortis can be a huge player in the fashion fightwear game.

We had pleasure of sitting down with Fortis owner Adnan Ramzan to tell us more about this intriguing brand.

“We started with selling and making our own brand of boxing gloves.  They are double stitched which makes the gloves even more and the gloves are just aesthetically beautiful to top it off.

“I actually used to do some boxing myself. Some of the boxing gloves I had used myself I thought were not good as they were made with shoddy materials and they were just flimsy and not well made.”

“After doing some research I thought I could make better boxing gloves and clothing. And thus Fortis started. Our clothing has some brave and bold designs and this is what we try to portray through our clothing and boxing equipment.”

“Everyone is a fighter and everyone fights for something and our brand is for the fighters. The lion epitomizes Fortis, our brand and our products as not only is the lion strong, brave and courageous but it is also king of the jungle. Something that embodies us.”  

“We want to portray strength, courage and bravery and we show that through our range of products.”

“In the future we plan to expand exponentially and plan to put sell our products through retailers as well as open our own stores. We also plan to expand our product range to many other product ranges including bottoms, jackets, trainers and various martial arts gear.”

“We plan to see ourselves at the top of the boxing industry as well as be known in the fashion industry. We want to be like Supreme and take over the industry. These plans may be ambitious but it is something we think is achievable.”

 

With Christmas and the holidays quickly approaching it is a good time to get some near gear. Good thing we have a holiday gift guide for boxers and boxing fans alike.

In this little guide you will find something for everyone including gifts for men, women and children.

We’ve made it easy by complying our best stuff together so it is easier for you to find the perfect holiday gift. Scroll down below to see what you can get.

Fortis ‘I Fight To Win’ T-Shirt

For all the winners out there, show everyone you only fight to win. This is a great t-shirt perfect for that perfect man or woman in your life or even as a gift for yourself.

holiday gym guide

Fits perfectly and looks awesome. Grab your t-shirt now.

Fortis ‘I’m the Best Ever’ Hoody

So this might seem slightly arrogant or boastful to wear but if you are the best ever, then why not let people know about it, it just makes sense! The quote on the hoody is actually taken from one of Mike Tyson’s quote in his post match interviews.

holiday gift guide

A beautiful hoody that fits great and available in a variety of colours. Also available in t-shirts and tank tops.

Fortis Boxing Gloves

Fortis flagship boxing gloves that are truly a work of art. Exquisitely hand crafted using the highest quality materials and superior quality leather.

boxing gloves

Comfortable to wear and features multiple layered padding for your protection and safety.

Available in two colours; black and white.

Currently our boxing gloves are only available to buy on Amazon for customers in the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Spain.

Fortis Gym Bag

Do you have loads of things and nowhere to put them? Maybe you’ve got your boxing gloves, hand wraps, kit and other stuff as well. Why not get our gym bag to put everything in. The gymbag is not only spacious but is also sexy!

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The bag has the Fortis lion across the front and is aesthetically beautiful.

Fortis ‘Warrior’ Snapback

What better way of showing people you mean business by wearing the ‘Warrior’ snapback. Not only is it ultra stylish but also exhibits to people you are a warrior.

Warrior snapbacks

Comes in a number of colours and would make an awesome gift for anyone!

Fortis ‘Haters’ T-shirt

Do you have haters? It’s a good thing if you do. It means you’re doing something right. And what better way to acknowledge them than with this shirt.

haters gonna hate t-shirt

This is a gorgeous shirt that has ‘Haters gonna hate’ across the front of it. Obviously haters only have one thing they are good at and that’s hating.

Available in a number of different colours.

Fortis ‘Box’ Tank Top

holiday gift guide

A comfortable tank top that is good to wear for those hectic training sessions. Beautifully printed and also available in hoodies and t-shirts. Fit for both men and women and available in various colours.

Fortis Children’s T-Shirt

For all the little champions out there! Your little one’s won’t want to take the shirt off. It’s super comfortable to wear, made out of cotton and shows how much of a beast they are.

fortis t-shirt

Available in 7 different colours and for a steal of a price!

 

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Balsan & Capel: An Exciting New Menswear Brand

Introducing Balsan & Capel, an exciting Manchester based menswear brand that focuses on producing quality clothing with a unique twist.

The brand was created in homage to French socialite Etienne Balsan and English polo player, Arthur ‘Boy’ Capel who both had a huge influence on one of the most infamous and iconic fashion designers, Coco Chanel.

Balsan & Capel currently have a capsule collection called ‘Capel Casual’ which consists of soft cotton t-shirts, embossed with foil logos and delicate embroidery. The t-shirts are available in various styles and neutral colour ways, making them extremely wearable, versatile and appealing to a variety of customers.

Producing a quality item that is stylish and comfortable to wear is what Balsan & Capel aim to do and the capsule t-shirt range encapsulates this ethos perfectly.

Balsan & Capel have a vision to extend the brand from their ‘Capel Casual’ range of embossed t-shirts into high quality, tailored garments influenced by 1900’s France and the lifestyles, hobbies and fashion senses of its featured icons: Etienne Balsan and Arthur ‘Boy’ Capel. This vision has come to life and the brand are expanding into the ‘Balsan Bespoke’ range in 2018. This unique range will focus on intricate designs and details that are incorporated into high quality, tailored garments.

Sophisticated tailoring with a twist will head the collection, with quirky construction details such as subtle pleats, slits and folds that will be accents on a formal silhouette and add a touch of quirkiness to a traditional style. There will also be statement floral prints added to shirts and blazers, putting a feminine touch on a masculine garment – a trend that is everywhere this season.

Fabrics in the collection will be heritage-inspired and have military connotations and details, such as pieces in homage to the Blue Horizon uniform that was created by Etienne Balsan himself and worn by the French Army in the 1900’s. Although the tailoring side of the brand is inspired by the fashion traditions of the 1900’s, the unconventional details will make the pieces in the collection modern in every other sense.

The 2018 expansion will also see a hybrid between formal and casual wear. Expect to see vintage-inspired prints, such as floral blooms and more construction details that transfer a standard t-shirt and sweater into something stylish and unique.

Be sure to keep up with this exciting collection on the Balsan & Capel Facebook and Instagram

For wholesale and stockist enquiries please email – info@balsanandcapel.com

 

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boohooMAN Launch Second Collaboration With Tyga

Menswear fashion giants boohooMAN have launched their 2017 campaign ‘Tears of Joy’, designed in collaboration with rapping legend, Tyga. This is the second time the brand have worked with Tyga, after his first collection which launched on the website earlier this year.

The concept of the ‘Tears of Joy’ campaign, which Tyga named himself, focuses on the power that comes with overcoming obstacles and struggles – crying tears of joy once succeeding. The art-deco inspired campaign logo is stamped on every item in the range, which, true to Tyga’s personal style, is inspired by old school hip hop and urban skateboard culture.

The style of this collection is a natural transition from his previous collaboration, with strong emphasis on sleeve slogans and stylish twists to wardrobe staples. Stand out items in the 50 piece collection include a distressed denim jacket with red panels, fleece check shirt, racer jacket and a red and white ‘TEARS’ tracksuit. The colour palette of the collection is fitting with this seasons trends, as well as the clever play on textures such as fleecing and distressing.

Jay Hassan, Menswear Communications Officer for boohooMAN said: “boohooMAN are extremely excited to have Tyga on board for a second season. He is the perfect fit for the brand and this time round having Tyga collaborate on the designs and concept has been amazing. It allows his fans and our audience to really immerse themselves in a limited edition collection.”

With an accessible price range of £6-£55, this collection has something for everyone and promoting such a strong, relevant message through a capsule clothing collection is genius – especially when someone so influential is the face of it.

The boohooMAN x Tyga collection will be available on http://www.boohooman.com/   from Monday 6th November.

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boohooMAN Launch Their Premium Collection

Global online fashion retailer boohooMAN have added another string to their bow, as their first ever limited edition Premium collection has launched on their website this week.

The collection, which is modelled by British model and Instagram sensation Brian H Whittaker, is made up of 40 individual pieces of ready-to-wear and accessories, that span a price range of £12-£120. The higher price tag is reflected in the luxurious and high-quality materials used throughout the collection.

Bold-prints, luxe faux fur, intricate embroidery and generous embellishment make up a lot of the collection, along with oversized aviators and pea coat tailoring that gives the capsule range a Balenciaga feel, for a fraction of the price.

The collection is dominated by statement details and prints, that could be worn alongside boohooMAN’s main clothing line to create the perfect look.

Whereas some high end fashion brands can go too overboard, boohooMAN have cleverly made each piece wearable by adding unusual touches here and there, giving this collection an immediate high end aesthetic.

The use of high quality materials is what sets the Premium range apart, they have cleverly kept to classic silhouettes that would appeal to a mass male market, but have used exciting materials and textures that play on key trends this season, such as stand out sequin bomber jackets, borg lined denim and ombre colour ways, that would perhaps appeal to a different market.

There is also an addition of formal wear with a paisley print suit and jackets with lapel detail that will have you looking uber-stylish for any special occasion in an instant.

Jay Hassan, Menswear Communication Officer at boohooMAN said: ‘Affordable, fast fashion is a huge focus for boohooMAN, however, we wanted to appeal and encourage customers who tend to invest in key, one-off pieces to shop with us by creating an exclusive offering of luxury product’.

There is certainly something for everyone in this premium capsule collection, whether you’re adding a statement piece to a simple outfit, or if you’re creating a whole new look for your wardrobe.

boohooMAN have wisely kept some best selling details from their main collection, such as the infamous ‘MAN’ slogan on muscle fit tees that have been seen on the likes of P.Diddy.

They haven’t completely changed the brand’s ethos with this collection, it’s simply a new direction that this fashion empire has taken in a world where luxury is what everyone is looking for – and it works.

The collection is available to shop now – http://www.boohooman.com

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A Stylish Nod To Halloween With In The Style

Halloween is just around the corner and for some, dressing up and finding an original idea is enough to put them off the occasion altogether. Maybe you don’t like dressing up at all, but you’ve been invited out and don’t want to let your friends down. Halloween costumes don’t have to be about rooting through the dusty fancy dress box at your mum’s house, or trying to recreate an OTT make-up tutorial.

You can play on classic trend pieces and add a spooky twist to your favourite outfit to ensure you’ll look an absolute treat – with not a scrap of fake blood in sight.

The key here is to elevate your usual looks that you love with some small Halloween details, the perfect place to start is a slogan t-shirt. They’re everywhere this season for a reason and they are here to stay. They are easy to incorporate into any of your outfits and are more of a subtle nod towards a Halloween dress code.

Once you have your t-shirt nailed, you can play with texture and colour, by adding a pair of PVC trousers, your favourite killer heels and a swipe of red lipstick. A simple twist on a classic proves that you can be Halloween ready in no time.

A failsafe swap you can make to achieve your Halloween look is to ditch your classic black jeans for leather or PVC trousers to add that cat suit-like glamour to your outfit. Keeping your look all black may seem a bit mundane, but it’s a super easy way to make you look that little bit more Halloween appropriate and with the addition of appropriate accessories, you can become a cat or a witch in an instant.

If PVC or leather isn’t your thing, then a jumpsuit is also perfect Halloween attire. Jumpsuits are a one-stop-shop and all you need to do is add appropriate accessories – the perfect outfit for anyone who has left things last minute.

A great way to dip your toes into the fancy dress pond is to accessories with Halloween themed accessories, delicate cat ears can look great when they’re paired with a simple black jumpsuit, and a lace eye mask will have you looking mysterious in no time.

Small details like this won’t have you looking too done, but they show you have made an effort to stick to the theme, whilst keeping your style fully in check.

All items can be found on https://www.inthestyle.com or click on the images in this post to shop the looks instantly.

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