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FNO: Snap Fashion style

We are recovering from Fashion Night Out and what a night it was. We were lucky to be invited to Vogue and Mulberry’s amazing private party and yes there were celebs, designers, delicious cocktails, cute crowns and a chance to see the new AW12 collection, including the luscious Lana bag. I was completely star struck to meet Christopher Kane and Vogue’s Editor Alexandra Schulman, who are two of my fashion heroes. It was also lovely to chat to some of our favourite bloggers and tell them about our impending launch…it’s tomorrow, so if you have an iPhone get seriously excited!

While mingling with fashion’s great and the good, it was amazing to see how far our little team has come in the first year of its existence. Our app and website is about to launch and change the way people shop, we’ve won awards and got investment and we’ve met some of our fashion idols. We feel incredibly lucky and excited about the future. It’s such a cliché but the past year has been such an adventure and an incredible journey (without the lost cats and dogs).

So, this FNO was a little different to last year where we tested the majority of Bond Street’s FNO cocktails and ran around like crazy! But of course we had lots of fun. Our lovely PR queen Izzy was chief celeb spotter and raved about the pomegranate cocktails at Tiffanys, our CEO Jenny took some great pics of new Mulberry products and demoed our app to some amazing people, I discovered Bubble Tea (I think) at Louis Vuitton and shook Christopher Kane’s hand. I might not wash again – kidding.

Have you got any good FNO stories to share?

Snap Fashion’s Izzy and Jenny

Christopher Kane

Eddie Campbell and Pixie Geldof at Mulberry

Bag crush

Pics: Us and Vogue

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Top 5: GQ Awards

Another awards, another bunch of celebs in pretty dresses, right? Let’s cut to the chase. Here are our top 5 favourite frocks and leading ladies.

Kylie looks super glam in Dolce & Gabbana

We bet LOADS of celebs wear this dress soon. Louise Redknapp looks electric in Stella McCartney

Victoria Pendleton also rocks Stella – love the fierce belt!

Azealia Banks looks super sophisticated in Missoni and Jimmy Choos

Lara Stone wears her signature Calvin Klein Collection look

All pics from Vogue.com (go and check out the rest!)

OMG Victoria Beckham wears trainers

…and a tracksuit!

VB had declared that she woudn’t be seen dead in public in a tracksuit, but the polished designer has been papped in just that…and trainers instead of her famed stilettos. Working the sports luxe trend hard, we salute you Victoria. (Has Posh turned Sporty?!)

Sporty Spice?

Pics: The Daily Mail.

Cover Models: Emma Watson vs Lana Del Rey

We haven’t caught up  with all the October magazines yet but two of our favourites are Vogue Australia’s Lana Del Rey editorial and UK Glamour Magazine’s cover, which features Emma Watson. Both are dreamy with flowing fabric, dusty pastels and sultry blues. Which is your favourite?

Beauty blast: Andy Warhol x Nars + the ultimate designer drop

OMG this week has seen four of the most amazing beauty collaborations of late. We’ll slow down and breathe…the excitement in the Snap office is palpable! Here’s part one…

1)    Nars x Andy Warhol

We have been obsessed with Andy Warhol’s art forever and one of our favourites is that portrait of Elizabeth Taylor with the punchy green eyeshadow. And now, we can paint our own faces with a collection from Nars inspired by the great pop artists’s prints. Hurray! One of our favourite pieces from the collection is the Warhol monochrome eyeshadow palate- but is it too pretty to use…is  it itself a work of art?!

(P.S. the pics came out this week but the collection drops on 1 November)

Palette £39.50 from the NARS Silver factory collection

Super perky ‘Beautiful Darling’ collection £34.50

Lust-have cosmetic bags comes with collection

The colourful option. Portrait palette £39.50

2)    Carine Roitfeld for MAC

One for sexy senoritas. This looks like a super chic way of updating old make-up bag favouites as the collection is based on Carine’s chic and smudy signature eyes- or as she puts it, ‘tired sexy’. Now we can rock the tired look, but this Mac launch might help with the other bit and OMG there’s a video!

There are 21 pieces to collect (and you can justify a few as they are smoky staples) but as with all Mac collections you better catch them while you can.

Carine says: “Beauty is about a small accident, it is not totally perfect. Sometimes bad things are the more beautiful things. So when you wake up and you haven’t taken off your mascara and you look a bit tired, but tired sexy – this is what I like.”

Pics: Vogue and MAC via YouTube.

Fearne Cotton goes Geisha for Very

Fearne Cotton has jumped on the oriental bandwagon for her latest Very clothing collection. We saw oriental-styled details all over the AW12 catwalks, perhaps most notably at Proenza Schouler, while Christopher Kane’s cool minimalist aesthetic was our favourite. But Fearne’s take on the trend is bolder and brighter.

While the presenter’s personal sense of style that we love is still evident, this is a pretty bold look. Are you a fan?

Pics: Very via The Daily Mail + Coco’s tea Party for the amazing inspiration board- Read Ella’s take on the trend here.

Alexa Chung is working on her own clothing line!

It had to happen. Alexa Chung, the world’s most stylish 28 year-old (non?) has told the press that she’s working on her own clothing line. And why not as so many people are influenced by her inimitable style?

The model/presenter/DJ/designer/everything else told Numero magazine that she has ‘nothing to lose’ by going for it (and she’s already designed a line with Madewell so kinda knows what it takes).

Hair crush!

She reportedly said: “In this current era of celebrity no one believes you actually design the stuff anyway, even though I sketch everything myself. So if it sucks I can say I had nothing to do with it, and if it’s really good I can say ‘Here are the drawings, it’s all my own work!'”

Maybe she has a point- just look at Victoria Beckham and there’s no doubting Alexa’s fashion credentials (BFA British Style Icon, BFC Young Style Ambassador and Mulberry muse…) Are you excited?

One of my fav shoots (for Elle)

Chanel’s Little Black Jacket Exhibition will land in London!

Get excited! Following massive success in Tokyo, New York, Taipei and Hong Kong, Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibition is coming to London!

We’ve read our fair share of articles over the years claiming that Chanel jacket is a wardrobe essential (if you can afford one) and it’s one of those classic lust-have pieces. But recently we’ve been rather taken with the work of various bloggers and fashion journalists who have religiously worn the Chanel jacket and styled it in different ways to prove its versatility and timelessness. If you wore it every day for the next decade it could prove to be affordable on a buy-per-wear calculation…(that’s what we’re telling ourselves).

Of course the project began as a super stylish coffee table book of various models, actors, designers and musos wearing the jacket their way. When the idea is from Karl Lagerfeld and Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld you know it’s a good one and even better when Karl takes all 113 photos himself.

You can get your fashionable mitts on the book this Autumn and visit the exhibition from 12-28 October at The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY. Admission is free so there’s no excuse – put it in your diary!

For real Chanel anoraks (or should that be LBJs) there will also be some beautiful window displays in Chanel’s Bond Street, Sloane Square and Brompton Cross boutiques. Get more here including an amazing video about the making of the jacket.

Victoria Beckham for US Glamour

We’re used to seeing Victoria Beckham uber polished and pouty but we love this Glamour editorial as it brings out her fun side….look, VB likes colour and tiaras. Cute!

Pics: Glamour via The Trend Diaries.

Lana Del Rey for H&M

And…the pictures are out for H&M’s AW12 campaign starring Lana  Del Rey. Are you a fan?

Images: H&M via The Telegraph.

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