Six of the best: Faux & Fabulous

Tuesday 28th October 2014, 9.28






We reveal our top six faux fur products to get you through the winter in style, now in-store at Liberty.

Faux fur is huge news this season, so to help you choose the best of what’s on offer we’ve done the hard work for you. Discover six of the best items from our fur fashion edit including coats, earmuffs and scarves, from some of our favourite brands such as Barbour, Paul Smith and Acne Studios.

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Angelique Faux Fur Jacket
Make a statement in true winter wonderland style with this seriously chic jacket. The shaggy faux fur has a bold monochrome gradient that is a definite head-turner. Pair with skinny jeans and boot heels for the ultimate on-trend look, while staying beautifully warm in the process. Success.

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Toscana Lambskin Earmuffs
Keep your winter accessories fresh with these covetable earmuffs from Karl Donahue. Their pastel tone will lighten up your outfit ensuring you don’t get lost in the winter gloom.

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Shearling Scarf
Finish off your wintry look with this cosy fur scarf. It comes in a beautiful grey evoking elegance on a cold evening. This is the touch of luxury you’ve been searching for.

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Faux Fur Trapper Hat
This Imposter trapper hat will keep you luxuriously warm during those mornings and evenings when it’s almost unbearably cold! We can assure no more cold ears with this fashionable faux fur choice.

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Quilted Faux Fur Parka
Defy the elements with this quilted Barbour parka. The classic utilitarian design with its flattering cinched waist and luxurious fur hood will take you through the chilly seasons, year after year.

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Sheepskin Seamed Mittens
Avoid numb fingers with some mittens for the winter. This Paul Smith pair will keep your hands toasty-warm during those early hours and chilly lunch breaks. We love the contrasting burgundy and black.

Shop the Faux & Fabulous edit in-store or online. Share your fabulous fur fashion with us on Twitter or Instagram @LibertyLondon.

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Monica Vinader Jewellery: The Collections

Thursday 23rd October 2014, 11.00






Monica Vinader designer jewellery evokes sophistication and affordable luxury with its distinctive collections each speaking of an exotic inspiration and modern designs.

Monica Vinader launched her eponymous jewellery line in 2002 with the aim of creating simple, affordable, striking pieces using real stones and precious metals. Each collection has its unique elements, whether it’s a contemporary twist on a classic diamond design, or an inspiring background of the glamorous Italian Riviera, they hold their individual stories and impeccably quality. Monica Vinader rings, bracelets and charms are stackable and timeless, with their versatility allowing you to wear them together or just one distinctive piece. Explore the range and discover which narrative suits your mode.

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Love what you see? Shop the Monica Vinader collection in-store or online. Already a fan? Share your Monica Vinader jewellery on Twitter or Instagram @LibertyLondon #LibertyAccs.

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Beauty Beat: Bespoke Beauty Service at Liberty

Tuesday 21st October 2014, 15.03






Introducing the bespoke beauty service in the Liberty Beauty Hall, where our beauty specialists select beauty and skincare products tailored to you.

This October, a new beauty service is gracing our floors. The Liberty beauty department has introduced its first personal shopping service; we caught up with Personal Beauty Specialist Kylie McMichael about her new role, what her fail-safe products are and her best beauty tips.

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You must be excited about the new bespoke service at Liberty, how will this change things for you?
I am very excited indeed! The bespoke beauty service at Liberty is a massive game changer in the way our clients will see beauty products. The biggest issue I’ve found with clients is that once they’ve left the store they’ve no idea how to use the gorgeous goodies they’ve just purchased. I’m providing long term, realistic advice they can implement at home along with tailor made items that are ready for action. Making the service personal makes such a difference.

What first inspired you to be a beauty specialist?
I first saw a gap in the market around 3 years ago whilst shopping for my own kit in Liberty. I was wandering around the beauty hall and thought the benefit would be huge, both for Liberty in helping clients find their dream products and customers who love their products, want to accomplish a look or routine but simply don’t know where to start.

What is the best beauty tip you’re ever received?
Be your own Make Up Artist, Bobbi Brown. As soon as you get to know the way your face works, and the way to keep yourself healthy, you’re golden. You can achieve anything with the right advice

What is your Winter skincare regime?
Keeping my skin hydrated is vital. I have highly sensitised, dehydrated and dry skin. A great combination! I start with Anne Semonin’s Mineral Mask for a really thorough yet kind cleanse, a spritz of Chantecaille’s Eau de Rose de Mai to soothe and hydrate my complexion, finishing off with Kiehl’s Avocado Creamy Eye treatment and Dr Sebagh’s Extreme Maintenance Cream for Dry and Sensitive skin. I also alternate my exfoliating routine, I switch between Anne Semonin’s Exfoliating Mask, and Morihata’s Binchotan’s Charcoal Facial Puff.

Where do you find inspiration for new and different make-up looks e.g. every day wear or wedding makeup?
It’s a cliché, but everywhere! Most things do just pop into my head so I’ll blend different products together in different ways and think, oh I’ll try that on a client if they’re game. Researching my own wedding day make up looks via social media outlets really helped impart wisdom to my clients too!

If you could give one piece of advice about purchasing make-up, what would it be?
Always try before you buy. I’ve been known to go outside the store with clients and a mirror and show them what everything looks like in the ‘real world’. Some ladies get lost in the hard sale vortex, Liberty is proudly different and I’ll do whatever it takes to make our clients happy. If it means applying make-up and showing colour variations outside, in the snow or rain, I’ll do it.

What is your go-to/fail-safe beauty product?
Oh gosh, there are so many in so many different categories! I would go with my favourite at the moment, which would be RMS Beauty’s Raw Coconut Cream. It literally does it all. It removes waterproof make up and you can use it again after to moisturise the skin, it even works wonders on sensitive skins and acts as a mild sun protectant. It’s completely natural and organic which is something my clients really care about. You can also use it post make up application for a natural glow on the high points of the face.

What is the best beauty tip that you can give to someone?
Cleansing your face properly! None of this wipes business, but a swift and luxurious routine that will ensure a healthy glowing complexion. No great make-up application started with dirty skin.

What is your favourite beauty/skincare product at Liberty? Again, so many to choose from! And to be honest it changes on a weekly basis! I’m going to be sentimental and pick the lipstick that made me feel amazing on my wedding day, Hourglass’ Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Raven. Other than the skin care I use on a daily basis, I love Bobbi Brown’s Intensive Skin Supplement. It transforms acne prone and damaged skin from being tired to calmed and glowing.

How does a typical day of work go for you?
I check my emails and imminent bookings with my morning coffee, picking up any magazines along the way to see what amazing Liberty products have been featured and what catwalk looks my clients may want to imitate. So many of my ladies and gents are media savvy and want to know if the editor’s picks will be right for them. I catch up with my managers and the brands on the shop floor to see what’s new and what treatments they’re offering. All worthwhile consultations start with coffee and cake, so the Liberty Café is the first stop for my booking when meeting me! Post cake we head down to the shop floor to explore the beauty hall and see what really works for them. I’ll continue this until the end of my day, dependant on what they’ve purchased and whether they want it shipped, I’ll arrange to have it couriered to different locations. Occasionally in the evening I’ll attend a press event with one of our brands.

Who should use the bespoke Liberty beauty shopping service?
Anyone that finds themselves at a loss as to what to do next with their beauty regime and wants an unbiased opinion on what will work for them and their lifestyle. Maybe you want to learn something new, maybe you know what you want but don’t know how to accomplish it. Maybe your make up bag needs a complete overhaul and you need advice on starting all over again. The completely confidential service we offer is completely tailor made for each individual, it truly benefits everyone.

If you’re interested in learning from Kylie about new products to benefit your skin and help achieving those high-fashion looks,  take advantage of this amazing service and arrange your appointment now with 02077341234 ext 2444 or email beautyevents@liberty.co.uk. Your appointment is £80 per two hour appointment, non refundable booking fee redeemable against purchase.

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