Our womenswear buyer, Meera Pow, reveals the top five jeans styles you need to complete your denim wardrobe.
Every wardrobe needs its denim, no matter the season. But if you find you’re utterly stuck on skinny jeans or that your loyalties lie firmly with your boyfriend-fits, then you might need to know the 411 on the other styles out there worth working into your collection. Meera Pow, Liberty’s contemporary womenswear and denim buyer, give us her ultimate denim guide with the top jeans styles to invest in and the brands doing them best for Spring/ Summer 2014.
Light Blue Le Skinny De Jeanne Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans
“Frame is relatively new on the demin scene and is making waves with its clean branding and super fits. The Le Skinny de Jeanne in Culver is a perfect wardrobe staple.”
Light Blue Jake Slim-Fit Boyfriend Jeans
“J Brand’s new Jake fit is a slim boyfriend – an easy way to do the boyfriend look. Team this mid-blue Eternal wash with a T by Alexander Wang tee for a versatile, dressed-down summer look.”
STRAIGHT LEG JEANS
Navy Nouvelle High-Rise Straight Leg Jeans
“This high-rise cigarette is a great fit for anyone who isn’t too keen on anything too skinny but still wants a leg lengthening look, and the high-rise only helps to emphasise this.”
Navy Tube Tom Slim-Fit Jeans
“This is a relatively new fit for Nudie Jeans and the slim leg is slightly tapered at the opening so it’s a great alternative to a true skinny. The contrast stitching on this Twill Rinse wash is a signature of the brand and a nice detail.”
Navy Hidden Hills Bootcut Jeans
“When it comes to bootcut jeans, they don’t come more flattering than these Hidden Hills jeans in Stream. If you’ve got curves, these jeans will work wonders for you.”
Find your perfect pair of jeans or find out how to contact one of our denim experts for style advice using our Jean Genie.
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.
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!”
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.
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 Liberty beauty buyers share their top desk drawer beauty buys every working woman should have.
These desk drawer essentials are the beauty must-haves every working woman needs. Whether you require a between-meetings pick-me-up or a speedy revival before post-work drinks, kit yourself out with our buyer’s handy arsenal of the best beauty products for work to get you through the day in one piece.
Get your day off to a great start with a nutrient powder packed with goodness. Baobab sachets are an excellent source of vitamin C, calcium, thiamine, potassium and fibre – all essential to help support the metabolism and immune system, and promote good skin health. Try this sprinkled on porridge or muesli, or blended into a lunchtime smoothie. On those mornings when you really need to look your best, reach for Instant Perfect by Sisley (available in-store) – ideal for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles while reducing shine, dilated pores and imperfections. Use it with a long-wearing shadow eraser from Trish McEvoy to brighten under-eye circles and banish signs of fatigue during a long day of meetings.
For daytime touch-ups, Chatecaille’s lightweight mineral-based powder with SPF is wonderful for creating a flawless look with a soft matte, natural finish. And it goes a without saying that every woman needs a lip gloss close to hand. Chantecaille’s Luminous Gloss in Pink Melon imparts instant polish – apply a simple sweep of its hydrating, smoothing formula across your lips for up to six hours of lasting shine. For an instant mood lift at any time of the day, few things work as well as fragrance. With its top not of centifolia rose, Le Labo’s Rose 31 is the perfect any-time-of-day scent; its intriguingly ambiguous woody and spicy notes offer lingering roundness and depth.
Busy hands are always hard at work and should be nurtured accordingly. Use Margaret Dabbs’ nail buffers to give nails a healthy sheen, while the sublimely rich but greaseless formulation of Aesop’s hand balm can transform even the most worn-out hands with its skin-softening emollients and fragrant botanicals. And don’t forget your cuticles: just a single drop of OPI’s skin-loving Avoplex avocado oil massaged into nails twice a day will nourish and restore moisture.
Office air conditioning and heating – not to mention the environmental elements we encounter every day – can wreak havoc on hair and skin. Mason Pearson hairbrushes (in-store only) not only tidy hair but clean it and stimulate the scalp by increasing blood flow to your roots as you brush. Sisley’s Comfort Extreme Nutritive lip balm (currently available in-store) is the ideal emergency treatment for distressed lips, while No.28 Lip Treatment Oil by Hourglass blends essential oils and vitamins for supreme softness every day. Finally, C.O. Bigelow’s Extra Strong Peppermints are an office essential. From morning meeting to your train journey home, their natural flavours impart lasting freshness throughout the working day.
Welcome back the most sought-after sportswear collaboration in fashion – the next Liberty print Nike collection has arrived!
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.