Monthly Archives: March 2008

L’Oreal Paris Men Expert

L’Oreal Paris Men Expert has launched three new products into the range. From April the range will be colour coded to help men select the right product for their skin type. Included in the range is the first male moisturiser from L’Oreal Paris to offer SPF protection. The other additions are the Hydra Energetic moisturizer that contains Vitamin C and gives tired dehydrated skin an instant boost and radiance to the skin, and the Pure & Matte exfoliating gel wash, a gentle scrub to help unblock pores and eliminate impurities.

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Pretty Polly Love Legs

Pretty Polly Love Legs Prepare to Bare leg care and leg Bare products consists of 14 products, with a sublime scent and glamorous girly packaging.

The new Prepare to Bare range includes polishers & scrubs that hydrates and nourishes legs to leave them in ultimate condition.  So be it spring, summer or the winter parties you can achieve high-glam legs ready to flaunt and be proud of.  Even ‘leg-shy’ ladies need worry no more with the hip-to-toe preparations and finishes offering leg solutions for all shapes and conditions, covering leg imperfections.

£1.50 to £10.00.
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Amie Skincare

Amie is an exciting new range of natural skincare designed purely for young, teen and ‘twenty-something’ skin. Every Amie product is bursting with an average 95% natural fruit and botanical ingredients, each one handpicked to work in complete harmony with young & mature skin and to bring out its natural radiance, so our cleansers deep clean without stripping and our moisturisers hydrate without clogging pores with oil. Natural anti-bacterials help keep skin clear and free from blemishes. The result is beautifully clean, soft, smooth and confident skin for the young & for those of us who are knocking on a bit.

Available from www.amieskincare.com

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Sweet Georgia Brown Retro Hair Pomade!

Fan of your Dax Wax? Look no further than Sweet Georgia Brown for your new follicle fix. Sweet Georgia Brown is a classic brand of hair pomades made in New York City – epitome of all things cool. And this fabulous retro inspired hair pomade from the New Yorkers is no exception.

The Original Sweet Georgia is a firm favourite with the American public and the British barbering force. For the shine or wet look, you will find nothing better. So make it your mission to treat your bonce to a bit of pomade loving all the way from New York City!pomade.jpgSweet Georgia Brown Red is great for smoothing out dry ends and un-frizzing frizz.
Sweet Georgia Brown Blue is softer than the Original Red but still gives great hold and amazing shine. Apply small amounts for a little definition and a large amount for messed up madness.
Sweet Georgia Purple is water based and washes out easily, perfect if you can’t bear the stickiness! It has a fantastic scent and is lighter than the other two; this classic pomade is recommended for short crops or great definition in length.

ALL RRP £4.99 Available in a cool retro, nice big 4oz tin!
For stockists please call 02077 00 4444 or visit: www.sweetgeorgiabrownpomade.com

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Animal Head Cufflinks

Forget hanging that Stag’s head on the wall of your “drawing room” folks, now you can have your hunting trophies hanging off of your shirt sleeves. (N.B: Blink does not endorse or support hunting in any way.)….

Introducing, jewellery designer pioneer Emma Franklin and her new Animal-Head Cufflink designs.

Emma has been designing and hand-making a varied range of androgynous jewellery since graduating from Central Saint Martins. Here she presents her expanded range of animal-head cufflinks.

By contrasting the glamour of gold with the tougher effect of the blackened metals – Emma’s cufflinks ranges are loved by an equal mix of boys, girls, ladies and gents.

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Matching tie pins are also available. An unusual finishing touch for any dapper young dandy’s best suit!

Emma’s designs are available now at www.emmafranklin.net

Get em while they’re hot!

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Graduate Fashion Week 2008

It is well known that Graduate Fashion Week is fast becoming the world’s greatest showcase of young, up and coming fashion and design talent in the UK. It is already one of the most important dates in the diaries of those in the know and is without doubt, the best place in the world to spot undiscovered new talent. It is essentially the fashion industry’s looking glass into the future of fashion and all it’s related disciplines. This year it will celebrate the work of more than 1000 of the finest BA Degree fashion students from 49 universities across the UK, for the biggest showcase of young talent in the world. It includes a static exhibition and two theatres hosting 23 shows over the four days. The event culminates in the glamorous Gala Fashion Shows and Awards on Wednesday June 11th. And with a recent move to Earls Court 2 London, home to such well known events as the BRIT Awards, Vodafone Live Music Awards, as well as a host of concerts for stars such as the Kaiser Chiefs, Madonna and Justin Timberlake, it is set to be the biggest and best show to date.

As always, Graduate Fashion Week attracts fashion scouts from the UK and overseas, all looking for that unique, quirky ‘Britishness’ that has helped to make some of the worlds most famous design houses the success they are today. It is also the ONLY major international fashion event open to the general public and is a one-off chance for us to sit alongside international fashion editors, recruiters and talent scouts from all over the world, watching professional catwalk shows from the future of British fashion. An absolutely inmissable opportunity for those who want to get their fingers in the future-fashion pie before everyone else cottons on!

For the fourth year running, GFW is sponsored by leading high street fashion brand River Island and the prestigious River Island Gold Award, presented for the most outstanding collection in the Gala Show, carries an incredible £20,000 prize for the winning student. This is the only award of its kind within UK Fashion Education. This collaboration has often resulted in young designers, often still at university, working alongside the in-house design team at River Island to customise and develop ideas for the brand’s forthcoming collections.

In 2008, the new Graduate Fashion Week Education day enjoys its first year, aimed at 14-18 year old school children and students at FE Colleges. The day will provide a unique insight into the various courses available at some of the very best universities in the UK as well as providing an opportunity to see one of the four Gala shows. Over the years Graduate Fashion Week has launched the careers of such brilliant British designers as Stella McCartney, Julien Macdonald, Antonio Beradi, Hussein Chalayan and Owen Gaster. Clearly this is the perfect chance to get an insiders perspective on how your career can progress through the fashion industry via fashion based degrees. The education day is basically one giant university open day, amalgamating all of the biggest and best Fashion BA courses from around the UK. It is an ideal opportunity to talk to universities of your choice wihtout having to trek accross the country.

Graduate Fashion Week has previously seen graduate designers snapped up by many of the world’s most prestigious brands including Donna Karan, Gucci, Levi Strauss, Calvin Klein and Reebok. Previous winners include Christopher Bailey (Winner of the first GFW Collection of the Year Award), Rachel Gurney knitwear designer for Donna Karan and Vikki Wittering who became accessory designer at Calvin Klein. Hopefully this year, Birmingham City University’s new Fashion talent will put Brum on the map!

Birmingham City University will be exhibiting on TUESDAY June 10th @ 6.30pm.

TICKETS
EXHIBITION ONLY: £10.00 (No advance booking)
UNIVERSITY SHOW: £10.00 + £2.50 handling charge (if purchased in advance) including admission to the exhibition.
GALA SHOW ONE 5.30 pm: (June 11th only) £25.00 + £2.50 handling charge.

Tickets for all University shows and the 5.30pm Gala Show are now available on line.
Go to www.gfw.org.uk.

Tickets for the Education Day on June 12th can only be purchased via the hotline on 01903 885 748.

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