Beauty writer and creator of Legology Air Lite for Legs Kate Shapland shares her five fail-safe beauty and style resolutions for 2015.
Stay stylish year-round with these five resolutions from beauty writer Kate. From ensuring you invest in the right clothes to simple steps to avoid a make-up faux pas, these are the mantras to repeat as you hit the shops and re-vamp your beauty routine.
1. With fashion and beauty, always wag your own tail! In other words, be aware of what is current, but only wear it if it works for you personally – and always temper it with a detail of your own.
2. Less is more with make-up. It really is. Focus on your eyes or your lips, never both. Keep your base clean and transparent, nothing ages you faster than a mask-like foundation.
3. Find your jean! It’s incredibly liberating when you identify the cut and brand that suits your figure – no more ‘what am I going to wear over my bum/thighs …’ And always wear heels (preferably a leg-lengthening neutral) with them. Think s.t.r.e.t.c.h for your legs.
4. Identify your perfect heel height – generally in line with your leg length – this is even more liberating than knowing what jeans suit you!
5. If your legs aren’t your best feature, wear dark matt opaque tights – they slim the outline. But not too opaque – 15 denier is good.
Read Kate Shapland’s must-have beauty buys for January here
Introducing the Alexa Chung for AG Jeans collaboration…
Presenter, model and all-round style icon Alexa Chung has joined forces with denim brand AG Jeans to create an irresistible collection with a signature vintage edge.
‘The collection is inherently the missing pieces of my dream denim wardrobe, which, as ever, is predominantly inspired by a late sixties, early seventies aesthetic.’
As the poster girl for laid-back Brit-cool, Chung’s impeccable taste and keen eye for what’s coming next made her the ideal collaborator for Sam Ku, Creative Director at AG. With a moodboard full of rock-n-roll influences and a London-meets-LA finish, the collection is the ultimate peek inside Chung’s creative vision, brought to life by free-spirited AG Jeans.
Fans of Alexa Chung’s inimitable style will love the nod to iconic sixties fashion, while denim lovers won’t be able to resist her easy-wearing designs. Take a first look at the collection here – available online and in-store from today!
Discover the pre-SS15 fashion and accessories that have just landed at Liberty.
The latest styles and designers have arrived on the floors of Liberty; we welcome the pre-SS15 collections to carry you into the new year gorgeously. With the potential for change or re-invention, these are the collections to inspire a new you courtesy of a revamped wardrobe.
Delve into the pre-Spring/Summer 2015 range with a taster of trending names to land at Liberty that are getting us excited…
New to the Liberty fashion hall is Hong Kong brand, EDIT – showcasing feminine pieces with a nonchalant edge. For versatile, laid-back style with a polished finish, try this new collection featuring distressed denim and playful pastels.
Inspired by the mysticism of Marrakech, O’2nd recreate classics – think clean lines and contemporary geometric designs. This collection speaks of luxurious minimalism – complement the look with delicate jewellery or enhance with a statement necklace.
We love the British seaside landscape that’s the inspiration behind Shore Projects’ stylish watches, and best of all the interchangeable straps (in cotton or leather) allow you to customise the look depending on your mood. For a trans-seasonal timepiece to impress, Shore Projects is the name to know.
ACE & JIG
Ace & Jig are passionate about antique textiles, crafting all pieces with their own yarn-dye, woven fabric, and working with like-minded weavers in India. Each collection varies in colour and style, but remains grounded by a signature stripe. This season presents fresh hues and shapes in the form of beautiful, relaxed pieces.
A fresh discovery from Liberty Best of British, Joanna Pybus’ designs will ensure your accessories collection is eye-catching and on-trend. Add an innovative and quirky twist to any look with her vibrant clutches in soft faux fur, with suede appliques.
Love the new collections? Why not browse all new women’s fashion or new men’s fashion.
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The Nike Metallics Air Max collection is now available in-store at Liberty.
This season sees the welcome return of the Nike Air Max, in two statement gold and silver metallic colourways.
Sleek and stylish, these trainers will ensure you put your best foot forward as you step into the New Year. Choose between glossy silver or luxurious gold kicks, both shades adorning the forever-favourite Air Max silhouette.
Revolutionising the way we style trainers, Nike continue to pioneer the shoe fashion industry with their original designs and exaggerated hues. These striking styles are no exception, elevating an outfit in an instant with their eye-catching coating. Nike Metallics are best paired with skinny jeans, a duster coat and cross-body bag for a chic off-duty look.
Visit us at our Regent Street store to shop the new Nike Metallics collection or browse all Nike now.
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Find your friends, family and partners the perfect gift this year with our Liberty top six gifts under £50.
The countdown to Christmas has officially begun now that December has arrived. We have a range of edits online that will help you find the right gifts for your loved ones, however to narrow down the search we’ve detailed our top six gifts under £50 below, where there is something for everyone, and you won’t be blowing your budget!
Are his speakers becoming old and crackly? These monocles from Native Union are a forward-thinking way of listening to music. Simply plug them into a phone or music device and receive crystal-clear beats while you’re on the go. The Monocles are also designed to be connected to each other to form a string of sound, so if you’re looking for more of a surround-sound experience, these are great collectables. These monocles come in a variety of other colours including a soft orange, a mint green and black with copper speakers.
Mix Tape Phone Case
The cold weather can result in unfortunate accidents for our phones and other gadgets, so make sure you have a stylish case to decrease the chance of any damage! Marc By Marc Jacobs has produced a range of chic cases so you can be fashion-forward at all times. We love this mix tape version – with its retro design it’s sure to be a winner.
Himal Neon Pattern Beanie
Whether you’re hitting the slopes this season or not, every winter wardrobe should include a stylish beanie. This Penfield version is patterned in vibrant hues, giving your outfit a bright finish. These Himal beanies come in grey as well, and the Penfield neon pattern also adorns a pair of chic gloves.
Men’s facial scrub
We’ll admit that unwrapping a facial wash is not the most exciting aspiration for your man’s Christmas morning. He’ll thank you for this one, however! This facial scrub from Kiehl’s works to wash away impurities and leave the skin thoroughly cleansed. For a stocking filler he’ll appreciate every time he shaves, this is the one.
For your friends who love to entertain this cocktail shaker should definitely be your first port of call. Many of us love a cocktail, however sometimes we just want to remain chez nous, and this shaker features all the ingredients and instructions required on the side. There’s everything from a Mojito to a Long Island Iced Tea and a White Russian – now they’ll know exactly how to create all the classics and be able to pull them off with a flourish!
This egg cup from Quail might be quirky but it’s just what we want with our morning eggs. We had to choose one but couldn’t go without mentioning the adorable red squirrel egg cup as well. However you enjoy your breakfast, Quail’s designs will bring life into the kitchen, especially during those cold winter mornings!
Didn’t find what you were searching for? Try the Liberty Gift Finder, where you can specify your budget, the department and who you’re buying for.
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