MISSGUIDED’S LONDON FASHION WEEK BINGO

It’s the start of the most stylish week in September and we can already hear the high heeled footsteps of the fashion elite making their way to London. With everyone looking so chic and serious, we’ve put together a spotter’s guide to help you win at fashion week.

Each is worth 5 points – bonus points are available

Tot up your points and tell us your style score on fash-one to hundred!

1.Blag your way into a show (5 bonus points if you get on the FROW)

london fashion week bingo

2. Score some free champagne.

lfw bingo

3. Spot Haim on the FROW…

london fashion week bingo

4. …or anyone from the cast of Made in Chelsea

5. Find Face Hunter taking pictures (5 bonus points if it’s you he’s taking a photo of)

6. Spot a style setter with a cute Chihuahua (5 bonus points if they’re wearing matching outfits)

london fashion week bingo

7. Find Pandemonia, the inflatable woman

8. See Nick Grimshaw schmoozing with his fashion pals

9. Spot Victoria Beckham (bonus points if she’s with David or any of the baby Beckhams)

10. Score an official LFW lanyard

11. Get an invite to the PPQ party

london fashion week bingo

12. Spot Harry Styles rockin’ Burberry

…and 10 bonus points if you manage to stay dry all day!

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CHUNG & CO TEACH THREE LESSONS IN FOOTWEAR FOR AW14

We don’t know about you but September came around so fast that we hardly noticed that summer was over with and here we are stuck with far too many pairs of sliders and not a winter shoe in sight.  Fear not though as help is on hand from some of our fave celebs as they let us in on the new season footwear trends that we should be owning.  Somehow the thought of wearing hats, scarves and boots doesn’t seem quite as bad now…

missguided lessons in footwear

There’s no denying that Alexa Chung has one of the most enviable wardrobes, she has won British Style Icon three times over after all.  It’s for this reason that we’re kind of used to taking style tips from her when it comes to what to wear but her choice of shoe for NYFW yesterday had us wowed.  No more so when it meant we could copy her style with our very own Valentina Lace Up Heeled Sandals.  In. Love.  Needless to say they’re ours already.

lessons in footwear

Desert boots are making quite the comeback after being featured on the runway at NYFW last season and spotted on some of our fave celebs including Rihanna, Cara and the Kardashian clan.  As if we needed any more reasons to get ourselves a pair, Khloe’s killer style wins us over again.  She’s matched hers with denim cut offs and a checked shirt, the perfect transitional outfit while we still have a bit of sun!  Style it out like Khloe with the Missguided lace up desert boots.

lessons in footwear

We’re obsessing over Chelsea boots for AW14 and can’t get enough of this effortlessly cool style.  More so thanks to the likes of Kate Moss and Alexa Chung who perfect that laidback cool look.  Paired with super skinnies and a biker jackets, that’s our winter wardrobe sorted.

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STREET STYLE FROM NYFW: HOW TO DRESS FOR SEPTEMBER

Unless you’ve been hidden under a rock for the last week, you’ll know that New York Fashion Week is currently in full swing.  Crowned the fashion capital for 2014, we’d expect no less than a few lessons in how we should be dressing for September as we transition from summer into winter.  From sneakers and suits to flares and distressed denim, here’s your Missguide on what you should be wearing right now.

what to wear for september

Distressed Denim

This season, up the stakes on your go-to denim for a fresh approach on all your jeans.  As we’ve seen from the fashion babes at NYFW, ripped jeans can look anything but sloppy when dressed the right way.  It looks like this season we’ll be reaching for our ripped boyfriend jeans more than we thought.  Shop yours here.

how to dress for september

Trainers with Everything

It seems that this season’s favourite shoe was definitely the trainer.  Models, fash eds and bloggers were all smiling in comfort as they swapped their heels in favour of cushioned shows, making running from show to show all the easier.  Now this is a trend we could definitely get used to.

what to wear for september

All White Everything

With NYFW in full swing, we’ve got our eyes trained on every runway show, keen to spot the new trends for SS15 before anyone else and it seems that white is the freshest shade for next summer, but it’s not just on the runway that we’re spotting layer on layer of pristine white shades.  White was the colour of choice for many NYFW show-goers this season too.

what to wear for september

Flares

We’ve already spotted some of our fave bloggers wearing flares this season and after seeing some serious wide legged jeans on the streets at NYFW, we just know that we’ll be donning them soon too.

what to wear for september

Tailoring

It looks like we’ll be suiting up for the new season after seeing how New Yorkers have been styling their tailored pieces.  We’re loving how versatile this look is, styled up or down for any occasion.

what to wear for september

Furry Bags

AW14 was awash with flurry bags so it’s no surprise that these fluffy numbers are the accessory du jour for street stylers.  Whether you prefer your bags oversized or petite, it looks like we’ll have plenty of choice when it comes to choosing a furry bag for the season.

what to wear for september

White Shirts

Fashion month might be one of the most exciting times of our calendar year but it’s also the scariest when it comes to what we should be wearing, so it came as quite a surprise when we realised that one of the biggest trends for the season is something that we already have in our wardrobe.

what to wear in september

Culottes

We don’t think there is anyone better to revive our love for culottes than Leandre of Man Repeller.  This is one trend we’ve been sporting since summer and we’re glad to see it being carried through to winter as we style out more tailored pieces into a relaxed, laidback look.

Image Sources: Vogue, Style.com

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BE INSPIRED AND GET CREATIVE

If you’re feeling the need to vamp up you’re space at home but are stuck for inspo, then look no further. We have all the creative motifs you’ll need to create a grunge yet chic look that will make any room look seriously cool.

This style looks really intricate yet effortless at the same time and is really easy to recreate at home, just think vintage, up cycling, shabby chic and creative. It is all about making things look worn but still elegant and pretty. A good place to start is with washy pastel colours and metallic paints to set the base tone of the room. Use layering to create detail and a sense of history.

Get creative using dried flowers in a vintage style vase, or lots of different shaped and sized candles. Use old tiles or old plates to design your own mosaique. Add pieces of glass in to the mosaique for a reflective finish. Cushions and throws are great for layering up, stick to pretty colours, florals and lace. For the finishing touches change your normal door handles for pretty crystal styled ones. This style is all in the detail and these little touches will change the whole room.

You don’t need to spend a lot of money, check out your local markets and charity shops for cheap pieces that will make all the difference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SIX STEPS TO SASSY

This fresher’s week, we’re taking some life advice from the sassiest babes in the fashion biz.

six steps to sassy

Remember these four words ‘What would Beyoncé do?’

six steps to sassy

Play every situation to your advantage.

how to be sassy

Say the things that need to be said.

Well, ok, so we don’t agree with how he said it, but we do believe that Beyoncé had one of the greatest videos of all time. Sorry Tay Swizzle.

how to be sassy

Always have a strong comeback prepared.

six steps to sassy

You don’t always have to use words to make a point.

sassy steps

Always, always ensure your brows are the best they can be.

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SPOTTED: CARA DELEVINGNE IN MISSGUIDED

spotted cara delevingne in missguided

Photo Credit: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com/rex

Earlier this week, Cara Delevingne took time away from New York Fashion Week to party with model bestie, Jourdan Dunn, wearing a hot monochrome blazer straight from the Missguided site.  As if wearing tailored two pieces wasn’t on-trend enough already, we can’t help but add this mono number to our collection after seeing how Cara has styled it out.

The cooler-than-cool model, who usually opts for a laidback look, paired hers with matching straight cut trousers to stand out from the crowd.  We love.

Bags yours here before it sells out!

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INTRODUCING AW14 FOOTWEAR: INTERVIEW WITH THE DESIGNER

Missguided Shoes for New Season

So, tell us about the mega new season footwear drop for AW14…

It really is our strongest season yet. We’ve ticked off all the main AW14 trends:  androgynous, biker chic, killer boots. We also have a lot of playful styles with the use of textures and detailing. I’m really excited for the launch!

What was your inspiration behind the collection?

The femme fatal was a big inspiration for this season’s collection. We have pointed boots with chunky buckle detailing for a true Kate Moss inspired biker chic look. We’ve also got some smokin’ hot chunky heeled platform boots and amazing festive sandals and platforms…Carrie Bradshaw eat your heart out.

There’s also a big nod to the 90s in some of the styling this season too, that was great to work on as I grew up in that era and loved it. It was nice to take a walk down memory lane and take influence from some of the better styling from the 90′s heyday.

Which trends in particular have you explored for AW14?

The trend for a thick, cleated sole is still present, so we have some killer boots coming in with a huge platform. The Chelsea boot is also a huge style this season, reverting back to its more traditional form of a flat, though the heeled version is still there too. We’ve given it a refreshing update by giving it a heavy cleated sole, giving it an androgynous edge to toughen up those winter looks.

Metal hardware features heavily across the collection with zips, chunky buckles and gold plated heels and the single sole sandal is still a winner as a party shoe, which we’ve also given a nice daytime option with a chunky block heel.

We’ve got some smokin’ hot festive drops for later on in the season and lush reptile prints and metallics to give a luxe vibe throughout the winter months.

Fur was also a big trend we spotted on the AW14 catwalks so get ready for fur, shearling and feathers – don’t be afraid to explore your wild side!

Tell us more about the details…

We’ve gone for winter florals on footwear this season, which will look killer worn as a statement piece. We have lots of luxe textures too, think feathers, velvets, fur, glitter, jewels, metallic and reptile prints…

If you could choose anyone to wear your designs, who would it be?

Bloggers have had a massive impact on my collection this season, so it would have to be one of my favourite bloggers this time. It would be a hard choice between either Aimee Jenny Song of Song of Style or Luanna Perez-Garreaud of Le Happy.

I love both their styles, and they’re very different to each other. Luanna would really suit the 90s styling that has been referenced in this seasons collection and  Aimee is more girly and a true fashionista, so I think she would favour more of our sandal styles. We have a great lace up shoe which I think would also look killer worn by Aimee.

What’s your personal fave from the new collection?

This is a really is a tough question as I have so many. I think my winter boot of this AW will definitely be our polished pointed Biker boot. I can’t wait to wear with an all black look. The chunky silver buckles really lift the look and will give a look real biker vibes.

I will also be getting our lace up sandal to add a focal point to my outfits. It looks so high end and I’m obsessed with the tassel detail.

Shop New Season Shoes

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MODEL MUSE: SOO JOO PARK

New York Fashion Week has landed and what better way to celebrate than have Soo Joo Park as this week’s Model Muse. This queen of the catwalk will be strutting up the DKNY, Cushnie Et Ochs and Peter Som SS15 shows in the city that never sleeps. With her striking looks and platinum blonde hair, Soo has countless fashion campaigns under her belt. You know you’ve made the hot list when Karl Lagerfield’s a fan. Bring it NYC!

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HOW TO SURVIVE FRESHERS’ WEEK

How to Survive Freshers' Week

Despite what people say, starting out at university isn’t all about getting drunk and having fun.  There’s all sorts of pressures like learning to cook, making new friends and avoiding Freshers’ Flu that make Freshers’ Week all kinds of stressful.  At MGHQ, we’ve been through the trials and tribulations of Freshers’ Week ourselves so here’s our Missguide on how to make it through.

how to survive freshers' week

Your mum and dad drop you off at your halls.  It might be scary but remember everyone is in the same boat.

how to survive freshers' week

When you first move in, keep your door open as you unpack so you can socialise on the first day.

how to survive freshers' week

You’re going to be asked the same questions over and over again, ‘where are you from?, ‘what A Levels did you get?’, ‘what school did you go to?’, try to smile and answer in a friendly manner.

how to survive freshers' week

You’re going to have to learn how to cook your own meals, possibly for the first time if your life…ever.  Pasta is your new best friend.

how to survive freshers' week

Despite thinking you might be the campus’ answer to Mary Berry, things might not always turn out as planned.  Try not to get disheartened.

how to survive freshers' week

Get your new friends involved, after all two hands are better than one, right?!

how to survive freshers' week

And if it all gets a bit too much in the kitchen, the occasional takeaway is totally okay.

how to survive freshers' week

Just sign up to a few onsite campus activities to burn off the extra calories.  It’s a good way to meet new friends, too.

how to survive freshers' week

Loan day comes around and you’re like…

how to survive freshers' week

Try to remember that your loan has to last past Freshers’ Week…

how to survive freshers' week

…or you could find yourself in a sticky situation and living off beans until January.

how to survive freshers' week

It’s time to socialise.  Pull out all your best moves and get ready for a big night out with your friends.

how to survive freshers' week

Despite spending half your loan on clothes, you’ve still got nothing to wear.  Remember to do laundry, your mum isn’t on hand to help anymore.

how to survive freshers' week

By day, trackpants are your friend.

how to survive freshers' week

During Freshers’ Week, it seems like every night is fancy dress so come prepared.

how to survive freshers' week

There’s gonna be that one cute boy that you’ve got your eye on, but try to reserve conversations for when you’re sober.

how to survive freshers' week

Avoid awkward, drunken kisses on night’s out…

how to survive freshers' week

…or you could end up trying to avoid them on campus for the next three years.

how to survive freshers' week

After a couple of night’s out, you’ll inevitably find yourself run down with the infamous Freshers’ Flu.  Remember, Berocca is your friend.

how to survive freshers' week

Spend your days catching up on old Friends re-runs, nursing yourself back to full health.

how to survive freshers' week

Because come night-time, it’s time to pull on your best outfit and do it all over again.

how to survive freshers' week

Morning comes round and you realise you’ve got to start doing some real work.

how to survive freshers' week

It’s time to get some sleep before lectures begin.

Shop here to reboot your wardrobe for the new term.

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WHAT WE’LL BE LISTENING TO IN SEPTEMBER

With Bestival finishing off this year’s festival season this weekend, we can’t help but feel a tiny bit sad that those festivals days and nights are over until next year. However, with the close of festival season always comes an abundance of new albums and tours from some of our favourite discoveries from the summer. We’ve got the low down on whose hot right now…

Jamie. T

Our favourite London scamp is back after a 5 year break with a brand new album. If cheeky lyrics and sing along anthemic chorus’s are your thing then Jamie.T is the guy for you. He’s also embarking on a huge UK tour this autumn if you got the money…

Royal Blood

After a brief touring stint with the Arctic Monkeys this duo have whirl winded into the spotlight. A hardcore festival season has seen them pump oil into the hype machine and landed them with a No.1 album this week, definitely believe the hype.

Death from Above 1979

Another band resurrected from the back of our record shelves (or iTunes libraries) is this Canadian duo. Splitting up after their debut album won over our hearts, we were beside ourselves when we heard lead single from the second album ‘Trainwreck’.

First Aid Kit

Another duo, First Aid Kit are two Sweedish sisters with a bohemian vibe we just can’t get enough of! Their second album ‘Stay Gold’ is the perfect mix of folk, pop and indie and has been on repeat since it’s release.

Alt-J

With a sound like no other, Alt-J became a firm favourite with their debut album which won the 2012 Mercury Music Prize. Now back with a second offering we can’t get enough of their melodic tunes and relaxing harmonies.

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