Find your perfect designer jeans with A Date with Denim

Friday 11th April 2014, 12.08




Last night the Liberty denim room was taken over by the Evening Standard’s Orsolya Szabo, who was on hand to hunt out the best jeans for women in our extensive collection.

Liberty denim room

Intimidated by skinny jeans? Not sure how to wear a low-rise waist? Last night our denim room was taken over by stylist Orsolya Szabo, who was dressing lucky customers, answering denim dilemmas and picking out her favourite pieces for this season.

Shoppers browsed the rails while munching popcorn, had makeovers courtesy of Hourglass and got the chance to grill Orsolya and our resident jeans experts – who are totally clued up on all things denim. If you didn’t make it down, make sure to visit the Liberty Jeans Guide; your one-stop destination for the best advice on fit, wash and style.

At the event, Orsolya offered us her top tips for the latest ways to wear denim:

“I’m obsessed with cropped skinny jeans. I’m trying to move away from skinny but the furthest I’ve got is a faded denim, light boyfriend jean. Those are my two favourites at the moment.”

“I wear denim with everything: I start with denim, and finish with denim. I’ll go to work with a T-shirt and a Helmut Lang blazer, then I’ll wear a really embellished top then dress it up with strappy heels.”

“I love Frame Denim at the moment. I think they do the best fit: they look really small, and you think they won’t fit but then they do and it’s amazing!”

Orsolya Szabo stylist


How to find the perfect red lipstick with Hourglass Cosmetics

Friday 11th April 2014, 9.06



The experts at Hourglass reveal how to achieve a stunning red lip using Hourglass liquid lipstick, and the perfect cheeks and brows to go with it.

hourglass cosmetics

Heading up the make-up station at the Liberty ‘A Date with Denim’ event, experts from the Hourglass counter showed shoppers how to create the perfect red lip, and the best products to use with it.

If you’re unsure of which shade to go for, choose a universally flattering red with blue undertones.

“Blue tones usually suit warm skin – blue is quite cool so it offsets the warm tones in the skin. This Hourglass liquid lipstick is really good for both yellow-undertones and English rose skin type.”


Whether you’re going subtle or full-on brow:

“Always use thin strokes to build up the look so it doesn’t look drawn on. Pick a cool-toned colour so the shade stands out. Hourglass brow pencil is wax-based so it keeps the hair in place.”


Then, sweep Hourglass ambient lighting palette over the cheeks.

“Cheeks really depend on the look that you’re going for, but if there’s a lot of pinkness in your skin, you don’t want to go too pink with blusher. Choose a bright pink with a cool-toned base such as Ambient lighting palette in luminous flush to offset more yellow tones.”


The New Nike X Liberty Collection Is Here

Saturday 5th April 2014, 9.00




Welcome back the most sought-after sportswear collaboration in fashion – the next Liberty print Nike collection has arrived!

Nike X Liberty SS14 Collection

Returning once again for another season, the hotly anticipated Spring/ Summer 2014 Nike X Liberty print trainers collection will be available to buy online and in-store from Monday 7 April.

The new collection features some of Nike’s most celebrated footwear and apparel styles transformed by an array of timeless Liberty London floral prints.

Anoosha, a 1930’s print featuring blossom and bell flowers; Lora a print based on a 1970s version of William Morris’ ‘Willow’ pattern; and Crown a design based on various paisley block prints from Liberty’s Merton print works from the late 19th to early 20th Century are three of the prints used for this new collection.

Take your pick from the collection, which includes the Liberty print Nike Air Max 1 trainers, Air Max 90s, Roshe Runs. For the first time, vintage running favourite the Internationalist receives a Liberty makeover, as do basketball classics, the Blazer and the Dunk Sky Hi.

Liberty print Nike trainers

New Nike X Liberty Collection


Nike UK x Alex Monroe: How to get this necklace

Friday 4th April 2014, 13.48



This medal-inspired Alex Monroe necklace is the coveted prize for Nike We Own the Night finishers, presented in a Liberty print box and unveiled exclusively in-store.

Liberty print nike necklace box

10th May will see thousands of like-minded women take to the streets of London after dark for a fitness-busting 10K race. The cause: a portion of your registration fee will go to charity Us Girls Starz, giving young girls a brighter, active future. The prize: this beautiful Alex Monroe necklace.

Designed by Liberty jewellery hall favourite Alex Monroe in his London workshop, the concept is simple: a fittingly fashionable piece that carries memories of the day, yet subtle enough to wear with pride every day.

alex monroe workshop

Presented in a Liberty print box, the delicate chain features gold, silver and bronze-tone discs, each engraved with a Nike momento. The necklace will be unveiled and on display exclusively in-store from Monday 7th April, alongside the latest Nike x Liberty collection of footwear and apparel. The necklace won’t be available to buy though…the only way to get it is to run.

nike and alex monroe necklace

Register here for We Own the Night and run alongside teams from Liberty, Alex Monroe and many others.


How to: Style a scarf with Lauren Brown

Friday 28th March 2014, 17.18

Visit the Liberty scarf hall on Saturday 29th March to get first-hand advice from guest stylist Lauren Brown.

Lauren Brown scarf styling

Wondering how to wear that new season Alexander McQueen scarf? Head to the Liberty scarf hall this Saturday to meet guest stylist BNTL contributor and Gwan editor Lauren Brown.

From 2-4pm, Lauren will be in-store to help make those all-important sartorial decisions, add to your collection of luxe silk scarves or hunt out a last minute Mother’s day gift. Whether you want to channel Brit cool or upper east-side luxe, Lauren’s done the hard work so you don’t have to. Simply turn up and choose your favourite, then share your #LibertyScarfSelfie.

Read Lauren’s Musings on scarves in fashion:

Ever since scarves first graced the necks of Romans thousands of years ago, they have become a timeless accessory which transcend seasons and trends. While it’s safe to say their popularity has wavered since their heyday in the early to mid 20th century, scarves are weaving their way back into fashion.

At last month’s fashion weeks scarves were everywhere. At Burberry they were beautifully layered over coats and sheer dresses and asymmetrically tucked under belts. This gave the effect of a trailing streak of translucent print, adding a fluid feminine edge to shearling coats and trenches. Scarves also came in the form of more heavyweight shawls, which were slung over one shoulder and layered. Men weren’t left out either with scarves tied loosely around their shoulders or hung underneath blazers.

While at Chanel’s super market extravaganza we saw scarves tied onto the chain handles of shopping baskets, layered up with necklaces and co-ordinated with tops and coat linings of the same print. Also at Prada and Marc Jacobs thinner knitted scarves were tied to the side of the neck. At Jacobs’ previous show for S/S14, hair was tucked into scarves – a great non committal answer to a haircut!

On the subject of scarves, it’s difficult not to mention Versace, who in the nineties translated traditional scarf prints onto shirts, dresses, trousers jackets and even homeware -transforming a piece of silk into a total look and even a lifestyle. Versace is as popular as ever not only with its high-end clientele but also on the street after Migos’ unofficial Versace anthem last summer.

Whether you wear your scarf to flaunt your fashion tribe or as a wearable piece of art, they are a functional yet stylish must have for SS14, which epitomise chic. Scarves are statement pieces, which instantly inject a pop of colour and personality to transform a basic look. While statement necklaces have been a ‘key accessory’ for several seasons now, a scarf can be a nifty alternative when worn as soft jewellery. While throwing a scarf around your neck is easy and effortless, more intricate old school tying techniques have recently made a comeback. The sheer versatility of the scarf lies in the fact that you can knot, tie, fold or wrap it to create completely different looks, each with their own social and cultural relevance. Audrey Hepburn summed up the appeal of the scarf by saying ‘When I wear a silk scarf I never feel so definitely like a woman, a beautiful woman.’