What shape do you want your fashion style to be?

We have all seen them, “Do I look good naked, Extreme Makeover, Trinny and Susannah” and many more very entertaining but arguably irrelevant to the plight of the average woman waking up in the morning and thinking how much time do I have to get dressed and ready before the children are up? This would be immediately followed by the myriad of jobs that have to be done whilst desperately trying to style a look to equal a 20 something that has just walked onto the set of a photo shoot in Milan at sunrise.

Can it really be done? The short answer is YES with a personal stylist, hairdresser and a decent bank balance. That is out of the question for most however the good news is that it doesn’t have to be that hard.

The starting point is a basic understanding of body shape or to be more precise your own. Then move onto colours that best suit your complexion and only then will you be ready to start finding styles that best shape you. I know what you are thinking “that is easy for you to say. How do I do that without employing an expensive stylist and on a budget?” One simple way is to use free services that are already available, for example: www.istylista.com.

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This personal stylist site helps women to identify and recommend garment styles by first evaluating your shape, size and colour tones. The garment result examples presented might be a little pricey but the style ideas are priceless because it is personal to you and grouped by occasion e.g. work, casual or feminine to mention a few.

Once armed you can hit the high street or use a British based designer fashion comparison site like www.stylecompare.co.uk to do a search based on your style guide and budget, housing over 120,000 designer garments from many of the major retailers. Some examples are: ASOS, DKNY, Miss Selfridges, House of Fraser, Topman, Moschino and hundreds more.  

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With the confidence of understanding your ever changing shape and taste you can build an affordable fashion style that you know will shape you beautiful, even on a sprint.

Yukka is your route to fashion from the streets

What is Yukka? Yukka sells the coolest of the cool when it comes to Young fashion, whether you’re into U.S. labels, cool European streetwear, the best of British or following the latest style clippings from the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z or Rihanna then Yukka should be your first point of call!

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Let’s get to the route of the story…

Yukka is your route to fashion from the streets

Way back in 2003, Yukka’s founder, Robby Sur (Online Fashion Top 100, 2010), spotted a demand for G-Unit T shirts, as worn by 50 Cent who had the world’s biggest selling album at the time. Having sourced a supplier and created Yukka! A seed was planted and Yukka started to grow.

From it’s humble beginnings Yukka has grown from selling a few hot t-shirts online, to becoming the UK’s leading independent retailer of the hottest and most exclusive product from the urban and streetwear fashion genres. Yukka now stocks in excess of 100 brands and 2500 of the hippest products!

Yukka is your route to fashion from the streets…

Robby Sur
Founder of Yukka

October print New Deadmau5 merchandise

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Designed by Hannah Morrison, in a departure from the usual band merchandise, bamboo fabric T-s were printed using soft water based inks to create a retail look for Deadmau5. The garments were then re-labelled and presented in organic canvas bags, also printed with water based inks.  In a music download culture, it looks like artists are not just recognising the increased importance of merchandise, but also wanting to present a high street quality product.

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For more details:
www.deadmau5.com
www.hannahmorrison.blogspot.com

Also vist our main site: www.october.co.uk
t shirt printing, screen printing, embroidery

Chateau Roux roux-in the new England football shirt

In the name of charity, Loaded magazine asked a selection of top labels to redesign the new Umbro England football shirt. In typical Chateau Roux style, we roux-ind the shirt with an amazing ‘Three Lions’ inspired designed and shot it with a 12-bore shotgun! and printed by October Textiles Ltd.

Jobs in fashion, textiles and graphic design.

The designer forum can help to find or advertise jobs in the fashion, textile and graphic design industry.

Specialising in graduate recruitment and design positions (at all levels) the Designer Forum offers a simple and effective recruitment service for retailers, designers, brand labels and manufacturers, etc throughout the UK. Cost £150 + VAT. The advert reaches over 7,000 clothing and textile contacts and the advert will be placed on the Designer Forum website.

For more details please contact Alison Marshall on Tel: 0115 9115339 or email: alison@design-online.net or visit www.design-online.net

Pleas click here to download the designer forum recruitment service information pack.

Yelle – 80’s fashion revival

Yelle fashion took us full circle a year ago as seen in there fashion styling, bringing the 80’s look back updated. With stricking block colours, neon and contrast colour. October has been printing 80’s fashion revival ever since for many very cool up and coming designers. Luckily there are no shoulder pads in sight.

Dedicated fashion comparison retail service

Online fashion bargain hunters now have access to a dedicated fashion comparison service that aims to make shopping for clothes easy, quick and suitable for any budget.

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Founded by three entrepreneurs from Nottingham, Style Compare  was set up to make online fashion shopping easy. By putting all of your favourite brands in one place, with a comparison tool at your fingertips, you can find the right item at the right price – hassle free.

Style Compare recently launched to enable a quick, comprehensive and trust-worthy price check of over 20,000 different items, is keen to offer the much needed service to the price conscious fashion buying public.

A model that has experienced huge success in the financial services sector, price comparison is yet to fully encompass the whole retail market, with fashion being one area in particular that has so far been weakly serviced by any comparison service.

“Stylecompare.co.uk makes it easy for people to find the right product at the right price” – says co-founder Jonny Challenger.

He continues – “It enables people to shop for their favourite brands from their favourite retailers, such as Laura Ashley, Urban Outfitters and Miss Selfridge to name just three, whilst knowing that they’re getting the best deal.”

With strong relationships with some of the fashion’s biggest retailers, Style Compare combines the familiarity of the high street with the convenience of online shopping – all guaranteed to be at the best price.

Additionally, a regular flow of discount codes makes Style Compare an essential online service for anyone looking for a stylish bargain.

Style Compare is the brainchild of Jonny Challenger, Jake Gibilaro, and John Nolan – all under the age of 30 and all sharing a joint frustration at the lack of comparison services for fashion conscious online shoppers.

Co-Founder Jake Gibilaro said. “If you’re looking for car insurance, a loan or even a toaster, you’re likely to be able to run a quick and reliable comparison. But if you want a maxi dress, trainers ,or a playsuit, you have to either hope you’re getting the best price or spend hours going back and forth between sites to find the best price. You may as well just go into town”.

The site was launched on 27th April 2009 and boasts over 20,000 products from 500 different labels and an increasing amount of big-name retailers.