Tag Archive | River Island

Collaboration alert! William Tempest for River Island

Hello exciting designer/high street collaboration.William Tempest has designed a lush 13 piece collection  for River Island as part of its ‘Design Forum’ that is the perfect mix of edgy sexy and cute.

Egyptian Mythology is the main inspiration but the pieces are versatile and will fit in nicely with the art deco, baroque and leather winter trends very nicely indeed. While River island has kindly released a first look teaser, the whole collection will debut in a short film at the London Fashion Week Fash/On film festival in September.

We’re excited about this one.

Hell yeah

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Battle of the high street hotties: Lana del Rey + Rihanna

Brace yourself for stellar adverts for our fav highsteet stores. Land Del Rey is the new face of H&M, while Rihanna is designing a hot clothing collection for River Island.

Lana will film a commercial for H&M and record a song called Blue Velvet especially for the campaign, which so far shoes her in a fluffy pink sweater. Apparently the collection will be super feminine with a focus on knitwear and tweed…two of AW12’s key looks. The brand’s creative director reportedly told WWD that ‘the mood is very LA noir’ … yay!

Meanwhile, after a lot of speculation, Rihanna is officially designing her own capsule collection for River Island…but you’ll have to wait until Spring to get your hands on it. This is possibly a good thing as we bet some of the outfits will be slightly revealing and edgy…not handy in winter with goose pimples.

Rihanna told the press: “I’ve been wanting to design my own collection for some time. River Island is the perfect partner for me to collaborate with and working with a British, family run business also really appealed to me. I find London really inspiring and River Island loves to have fun with clothes. I’m looking forward to working with them and creating something really special.”

Rihanna at the River island HQ earlier this year

Pics: The Daily Mail.

Fashion tribute to the Jubilee boat parade

So right about now if you’re a Londoner, you are probably outside in the drizzle watching the boat pageant to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, slightly chilly beside the Thames…or cosy-ed up indoors watching it on the telly with a sticky bun or something equally British.

So to celebrate, check out these brilliant bateau-themed fashion items.

Boat print vest £7 from River Island

Perfect for messing about on the river: Denim Sailor Playsuit £35 from Topshop by Moto

Liquorish Scenic Boat Print Dress £32 from Asos

Super patriotic Sperry A/ O 2-Eye Boat Shoes £72 from Asos

French Connection Stripe Boat Print Top £25.50

Heavenly 7: Underwater love

We are going a teensy bit crazy for SS12’s underwater trend. Take styling tips from Ariel (or Chanel and Versace) and team minty and aqua shades with shiny silvery metallics and sinuous sequins to make like a mermaid!

This must be underwater love! Thanks Karl

Super mermaid like (oh to be ginger!) Light green sequin mini dress £30 from River Island (was £50!)

Cute pearly clutch. It's called Paloma and comes from Coast (how apt!) for £60

Super cute cream mermaid print lace hem top from River Island £25

Team with this cute mint peplum skirt from Topshop for £34...it kinda has a tail!

A little bit of seaside - amazing brooch from Tatty Devine (accept no subsitution!) £54

Add some cute and shiny slingbacks - just £29.99 from Zara

Top 5: Bomber jackets

Isabel Marant sent a wonderfully retro kitch-made-cool bomber jacket down the catwalk last summer and now stars like Lana Del Rey and Jessie J are keeping the trend well and truly alive. While Varsity –look jackets can still be found, we love the floral print and scarf print offerings on the high street that are a cheap and chic outfit updater and can be worn with your favourite pair of skinny jeans or shorts with minimum effort. Style with hi-tops for bonus urban style brownie points!

The trend setter. Thank you Isabel Marant (check out the pastel jeans too!) SS11 indeed.

The one to keep long-term.Graphic weave bomber jacket by Topshop Boutique £130

Jessie J models a Topshop bomber jacket that looks pretty Versace-esque if you ask us!

Cute scarf print bomber jacket £30 from River island

I adore this Lulu & Co Christopher Shannon Squiggle bomber jacket £290 from ASOS

Lana favours the Varsity look

But I favour florals. This print is amazing up-close and reminds me of Paul Smith. Zara printed bomber jacket £29.99

But I also like Topshop's Intricate Mirror Floral bomber jacket for £48

Top 5: paisley print buys

Paisley was big in the 1970s and had a bit of a comeback in the 1990s (not a good phase!) but this spring it’s cool and a great alternative to florals.

Take styling tips from Jil Sander and Stella McCartney and wear your paisley with lots of white in sleek shapes, or make like JW Anderson and Jonathan Saunders and embrace some neon for a modern take on that pattern you see on lots of old blokes’ ties.

The paisley suit by Jil Sander

And...by ASOS! Blazer in paisley print £65 and matching shorts £28

Bargain dress £12.99 from H&M

Perfect for AW12 too with its country/western touches. Vaudeville & Burlesque Paisley Collar Shirt £65 from Urban Outfitters

Jonathan Saunders boyfriend t-shirt in pastel paisley £195

Get the look from River Island's man shop! Dip dye pasiley print tshirt £10 (just get it in a small size)

Stella McCartney -paisley pjs get one seriously stylish make-over

Top 5: Scarf print picks

D&G’s parting gift to the fashion world was the scarf print dress, skirt, shirt (you name it) and the print is seriously hot on the high street! Here are our 5 favourites and four of them are under £40.

Scarf print skirt with side frill £39.99 at Zara

Team with a simple tee for a print meets sports luxe look. High waist scarf print shorts £30 from Topshop

Sophisticated monochrome printed scarf shirt £29.99 from Zara

Lairy scarf print envelope clutch £30 from River Island for a pop of print or full-on print clashing

The real McCoy - scarf print silk satin dress by D&G. £390 from Net-a-Porter

Top 5: Dip dye buys

I love dip dying whether it’s on hair or clothes and it works particularly well with this SS12’s Hawaiian prints as well as with pastel jeans and any trusty denim shorts for a relaxed Cali surf look. I also think it might be the cheat’s way of doing print clashing without being too brave! Here’s five dynamite dip dye buys.

Super slubby speckled dip dye sweat from Topshop £28

Crazy for these cute jeans £35 from River Island

Easy to wear Wayfarers by River Island again - £13.50

So beautiful! Dip dye beaded shorts £60 from Topshop

A more subtle dip dye jumper form ASOS - on promomotion for £33.50

Top 10: Patterned jeans

Patterned jeans are big this spring, which is particularly good news if you live somewhere a little patchy on the weather-front. They’re the perfect way to kick start your spring wardrobe without freezing in the drizzle! Here are 10 of the most adventurous we’ve found to suit all budgets.

Mother Denim Looker Skinny jeans - 'A Day in Paradise' and THE printed jeans of the season - £275 ouch! Splurge on these beauties at Donna Ida

Motel jordan jeans speed -what a name! £48 from ASOS

Blue nautical stripes at River Island £40

Current/Elliott Stiletto Skinny Jeans In Polka Dot Print £200

On trend scarf-print MOTO Baroque Print Skinny Jeans £40 from Topshop

Warehouse keeping the tribal trend alive for £45

White floral print jeans from River Island £40

How to tap into the tie dye trend...MOTO's peachy jeans £45

Look like china plates (yay!) White floral print skinny jeans £40 from River island

My favs (if they do them in blue I'm sold!) Dip Dye jeans £35 from River Island

Top 5: Heart accessories + fashion

Love it or loathe it Valentine’s Day is coming and we’ve rounded up 5 quirky heart-themed fashionable pieces that you’ll love.

Flirty fifties heart-print shirt from Chelsea Girl for River Island £20

And why not?! ASOS limited edition rhinestone heart ring £12. Deliciously tacky

Anya Hindmarch Miami heart-studded leather cardholder £175. So extravagent and guaranteed to make an impression.

Pretty pastel Versus heart skinny jeans £270

'Violent lips' tattoo £10

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