IN HONOUR OF OSCAR DE LA RENTA - #OSCARSTORIES

Today in honour of fashion royalty Oscar de La Renta and the sad news of his passing on, we’re sharing some favourites…. earlier on instagram our friend Sophie Moore - Founder of The Folly Boutique told us her Oscar Story. It was in fact one of his stunning pieces - a necklace that she so wanted to wear for her wedding that inspired her to set up her jewel rental boutique where ladies, brides and girls that just want to have fun the world over can now rent jewels they would otherwise perhaps never be able to enjoy!

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Tell us your #OscarStories today over on twitter @backofwardrobe or instagram @backofthewardrobe​ 

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RIP Oscar. 

WEDNESDAY’S STYLE TIP - DON’T FORGET THE DETAIL

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Sometimes we get so hung up on the clothes that we forget that style is more than the dress…there are other little details that can make or break, perfect or lift an outfit. The Make Up, Hair and Jewels we add and how we style them can help take a look to a different place - to make it other worldly, ethereal, to sweeten it up or to make a statement.

Top Tips:

1) Try indulgent stacking of rings or bracelets. Choose either gold or silver and really layer up with midi rings, stackers and a mixture of chunky and petite. Try slotting two rings together like I have done with these beautiful  LeiVanKash jewellery design Unicorn and Dagger rings from The Folly Boutique - now they look like they are one single lavish piece.

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2) Nails make a hell of a style statement. Choose your nail carefully for the season and show your style prowess and trend knowledge in the mere flick of a finger. Go khaki green, chic slate grey this autumn winter. or indeed bling it up (perfect for Christmas).

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3) Be creative - think about how a necklace might be work as a head dress or vice versa. We think our styling of this Diana Broussard Peal necklace looks elegant and a little ethereal as a head dress, especially teamed with this subtle, soft make up and the dreamy pink lip. What do you think?

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3) Be brave - a bold lip might be the answer. Often if I am feeling tired or run down and I want to disguise it without going to town on styling my outfit, I will go block colour for my outfit and add a bold lip to spruce things up. This draws the eye and shouts confidence.

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And if you have a strong nail colour you can pop on, so much the better. A lot of the time when I use this trick people will compliment me on my style, when really I’m just being a tad lazy…

All looks styled by Emma Slade Edmondson on a recent shoot for nailsbymets

Jewels available from http://thefollyboutique.com (Look 2 3 4 5 6) and made jewellery (Look1)
Nails Nails by METS | Luxe Manicures & Pedicures - Minx - Nail Art - Gelish
MUA Make Up Artistry By Lani D
Photos Mal Thira

CHARITY FASHION LIVE 2014 - THE LOOK BOOK

So, as a little roundup of all the looks we recreated using only clothes from the British Red Cross during the LFW live shows on Saturday, here are all the comparison images for your enjoyment and perusal.

If you like any of these outfits, remember you can buy them at auction here  100% profits to @britishredcross. So get over there and get bidding so you don’t miss out!

You can watch the final film to see how the looks were created and see the models sashaying down their runway here ! Keep sharing @backofwardrobe so we can spread the #CharityFashionLive love and support the British Red Cross.

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From top to bottom: Image 1-2 Holly Fulton Recreations, Image 3-5 Sibling Recreations, Image 6-7 Jasper Conran Recreations. 

All clothes found in British Red Cross, Buckingham Palace Road at the time of the live London Fashion Week shows recreated as afore mentioned.

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CHARITY FASHION LIVE SS15 THE FINAL FILM:
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We hope you enjoyed following the #CharityFashionLive event on twitter and instagram yesterday as much as we enjoyed putting it on!
Here it is then, #CharityFashionLive 2014 -  the film edited over night last night!….We’d love to know what you think of the looks we recreated in @BritishRedCross yesterday during the live LFW shows! It was a challenge indeed but a whole lot of fun and we’d love to know which looks you like best! Our fave’s might have to be the Sibling looks but probably because they let us know how much they loved our recreations (blushing, much?…)
Let us know @backofwardrobe on twitter and don’t forget that you can bid to own your own LFW SS15 inspired looks on ebay by searching the ‘London Fashion Week Looks SS15’ collection! All proceeds to The British Red Cross. 
A big thank you to everyone on the Back of the Wardrobe team that made this event possible - Darren O’Mahoney (Co Director, Camera man, Editor) Claire Pepper (Stills Photographer), Nadia Themistocleous (Social Media Strategy Manager), Anya Du Sauzay (Social Media Manager), Joyce Peters (Model), Rosalind Jana (Model), Roisin Griffin (Production and Floor Manager), Renu Plahe (Make Up), Liliana Oprenescu (Make Up), Ada Kalgren (Event day Window Styling), and of course the wonderful staff and shop manager Tim Briggs at the British Red Cross Buckingham Palace Road!
Special thanks also to Lucy J Loves. 
Stay tuned to see all the final look stills uploaded here soon!
Emma x