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Monday, 25 June 2012

SUMMER BEAUTY FAVE: BLAKE LIVELY

We think this is a perrrrrrfect summer beauty spy! Blake Lively is workin the tousled hair, minimal eye make-up, bright summery lips and illuminated skin look and looks truly radiant.....although we'd have preferred a smile!
Who said you can't go to the beach and look glam?! Beaut!

original image: http://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/2012/06/22/blake-lively-face-of-gucci-premiere-fragrance-campaign


The Elpromotions Team x

LANA DEL REY FOR H&M!




Okay so here at Elpromotions we are wayy too excited at the rumours of Lana Del Rey becoming the new face of H&M, after seeing the news via Vogue.com....OMG! 

So first there was the Maison Martin Margeila which we were quite frankly delighted by...but it really seems like H&M have got some exciting line ups ahead! There is no photographic evidence as yet, but when there is be sure we will share! Watch this space! We'll keep you updated....



(PS. Want to find out more about this future collab? Check out this article (and source for images): 

http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/2012/06/22/lana-del-rey-stars-in-h-and-m-campaign

...Enjoy!) 

The Elpromotions Team x

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

ROYAL ASCOT 2012: HERE COME THE CRAZY HATS!

Royal Ascot 2012 has begun!
We can't wait to see what crazy headware people will come up with this year...we will be keeping our eyes peeled!! Here's some 'inspirational' looks from 2010/11, as seen in Now magazine online...









 The Elpromotions Team x





BIRMINGHAM FASHION WEEK EXCLUSIVE!

So the rumours are true...Birmingham Fashion Week is coming! 
And it's brought to you by us, Elpromotions!


 Our aim is to put Birmingham on the fashion map; creating an event which will become a yearly fixture on the fashion calender, and showcasing carefully selected and highly desirable fashion designers and retailers as well as up-and-coming talent. 
A combination of luxury shopping, exhibitions, msuic and DJs, we want to make BHMFW the go-to destination for fashion lovers and industry experts this November!

 So how can you get involved? If you want to be involved in the event, send any enquiries to info@elpromotions.co.uk or press@bhmfashionweek.com

Don't forget to show your support for Birmingham Fashion Week on Twitter by following us: 
liking us on Facebook, and spreading the word!!


PS. Here's some CRINGE photos of us girls in the office, working hard!!! (but still able to have a giggle)


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FLORENCE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY FOR JACK WILLS! FOLLOWING IN ROSIE'S FOOTSTEPS....

 Photo: Jack Wills
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's younger sister Florence is one of the faces for Jack Wills' new campaign, 'Seasonaire'. 
With the same trademark full lips and bouncy hair, we are definitely jealous of the Huntington-Whiteley genes!! So is Florence set to make the same mark in the fahsion world as her sister has? 
Watch this space....


HOW TO WORK YELLOW!

The sun is shining today (finally) so maybe summer is on its way? And the number one summery colour has to be yellow...one of our fave bloggers Morven SW from Scotland shows how to work one of the hardest-to-wear colours...




Check out more of her gorgeous looks on Lookbook: http://lookbook.nu/user/216995-Morven-S
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MATTHEW WILLIAMSON RE-DECORATES....

When we came accross this article from Stylist magazine we just loved the bright colours and innovative thinking Matthew Williamson has brought to the Let's Colour project in collaboration with Dulux. 

Check out the photos below! What do you think? Beautifully bright, or plain bonkers?




Check out the Stylist article here:

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WE WANT SUMMER WEATHER!


 Okay, so here at Elpromotions we love fashion....and these shorts from Nasty Gal were definitely love at first sight!!! Tie Dye brilliance and flattering fraying have got us in the mood for shortttt shorts...now we just need this English weather to brighten up! Bring on summerrr!

These Jeffrey Campbell Hopies from Nasty Gal have also got us wanting to defy gravity...although these may potentially not be so suitable for walks on the beach? Hmm...

Check out our fave shorts at: http://www.nastygal.com ....and right now there's a sale on! 
Happy Shopping :) 
Elpromotions x



WE LOVE JASON WU

Here at Elpromotions we adore the collections by Jason Wu! And it seems we're not the only ones; Wu's design's are a favourite with celebrities at red carpet events. Here's some of the latest favourites!

 Coco Rocha gives this feminine look some edge with defined eyes and ankle boots. From Jason Wu's Spring 2012 collection, we love the drapes on the skirt, and that shade of pink is just beaut!
Emily Blunt looks gorgeous in this Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2012 number...we love the tropical print detail and flattering cut. And with colour co-ordinated accessories she looks polished to perfection! 


 Camilla Belle was spotted in Jason Wu Fall 2012. We are loving the clever use of of black trim to create the illusion of a very clinched-in waist and hourglass figure. 
This oriental-inspired look with cut-out detailing has been given a modern update with futuristic metallic. Gorgeous!


What do you think of his collections?
See more of these Runway-Red Carpet looks at Vogue India online!






Monday, 11 June 2012

LOUBOUTIN FIGHTS TO SAVE RED SOLE


Image - Christian Louboutin
Louboutin shoes are, as you may have noticed, a favourite of the Elpromotions Blog. Here at Elpromotions we lust over the gorgeous heels in each new collection and are in awe of Christian Louboutin for his fabulous creations. Numerous high street copies have been around for years but the Shoe-King is at war over his right to own exclusivity over his trademark red-soles.

Image - Grazia

The designer has sued high street favourite Zara for copying his designs (shown above). Yet the French court has ruled that Zara can continue to sell their version of the classic Yo Yo sling backs leaving Christian Louboutin reportedly furious sources reveal. He feels his designs are being ripped from him and being sold as knock-offs on the high street. 
























In Zara's appeal they claimed that their customers were not and could not be confused between the two brands as the prices are vastly different. Louboutin's sling backs sell for around £395, whereas Zara's versions sell for around £40. The court ruled in Zara's favour and has sentenced Louboutin to pay the chain £2000 in compensation. 

Despite this decision the footwear company have said that they remain adamant that they will fight for their red soles. Louboutin claims to have given an official trademark for his red soles in 2008 - a claim hugely at dispute in the fashion world at the moment. As if the Zara battle wasn't enough Louboutin is also said to be suing Yves Saint Laurent for the use of the red sole as well!


Christian Louboutin's statement - 'All this proves that the colours play a part in a brand's identity. I'm not saying that red usually belongs to me - I repeat that this is about a precise red, used in a precise location.'

Louboutin said that he came up with the idea for his red sole heels, which are favoured by celebrities up and down the red carpet, nearly 20 years ago, when he painted red nail varnish on the black soles of a pair of women's shoes.

The Louboutin lawsuit against YSL reads: 'Mr Louboutin is the first designer to develop the idea of having red soles on women's shoes. 


'The location of the bright colour on the outsole of a woman’s pump is said to provide an alluring 'flash of red' when a woman walks down the street, or on the red carpet of a special event.'

We wish Louboutin all the best in their battle! The red sole of a Louboutin heel is an icon and we hope it will have a long legacy and not fall under the pressure of high-street consumerism.

Images of Louboutin's Celebrity fans - Instyle

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

BEST DRESSED IN RECENT DAYS

Here are some photos for all you lovely readers of some of the best dressed stars of recent days! Enjoy!!

Cheryl on The Voice

Lydia Bright at the Baftas

Fearne and Holly at the Baftas

 Alexa Chung double wammy of outfit fabulousness!

Mary-Kate and Ashley our favourite fashion twins!

Doutzen Kroes at Cannes Film Festival

Jessica Alba in London

Kate Middleton (as always!)

Kate Moss for Mango





The gorgeous girls at the What to Expect when your Expecting Premiere

Prof Green and Millie Mackintosh at the Baftas

Michelle Keegan at the Baftas

Diane Kruger at the French Open

Keira out for dinner in London

Kristen Stewart at the Cannes Film Festival
 Images - Marie Claire