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Fashion Inside Out’s silence has a valid reason!

Ladies & gentlemen, apologies for so much silence. I have been quiet the last few days because I have been working on the improvement of the website and moving Fashion Inside Out to an independent server, so those that know about what I’m talking about (I’m just learning) also know that exporting a website from a blog platform such as WordPress is not easy business, I mean for people like me that are not very patient with codes and web’s slowness. Therefore, I shouted for help and the amazing Housebites‘ web developer came to the rescue! Thanks Antonio Reyes! We are still working on it, so calm people, calm!

Fashion Inside Out will continue to roll with the domain of www.fashioninsideout.co.uk, where you can see now new posts and will be bringing you the sneak peeks of what’s happening in the fashion business from the view of a London-based blogger, now journalist and founder of Fashion Inside Out, of course ME… It’s E-G-O time! Get ready for great interviews, London people, events and new pages!

There has been an optimization of the website AND its content. So much exciting stuff coming up I can’t wait! Keep an eye on it because Linda Sharkey is bringing you the best of the best of the best while rocking a London lifestyle! Let’s rule it baby!

With love,

Linda x

Versace for H&M coming soon

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Daphne Groeneveld and Lindsey Wixson: Versace for H&M

Remember that collaboration of Jimmy Choo with H&M? Stores were invaded by shopaholics leaving with 2, 3…5 blue boxes of a Choo’s pair of shoes.

Well, now it is Versace’s time to add Italian couture to the high street shop. In case that Versace is your thing, there’s only few weeks to go until the collection arrives in November!

The blondies of the moment, top models Daphne Groeneveld and Lindsey Wixson are the faces of this collaboration that will include colourful (maybe too colourful) and black designs with Versace’s classic touch.  Full details to come as soon as Versace invades London and world’s high streets.

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Versace for H&M

Interview with Elite model Samara Fagan

MODEL: Samara Fagan

We are getting a flavour of how it is like to be a model in the difficult fashion business. And for that, we have got 19-year-old Elite model Samara Fagan, who had a big change in her life since moving to London four years ago. She began in Elite by entering a competition and has now a contract with this top models agency, plus a busy schedule.

You might see this Australian-born girl on campaigns of high street fashion brands such as Wallis and in Fashion Weeks hitting the catwalk of amazing designers such as Jena Theo and Bora Aksu, with whom she has travelled around the world to showcase his collections.

Samara shares with FashionInsideOut her experiences, healthy diet, secrets and even her kind of guy! Enjoy…

Bloopers:

ELITE portfolio: Samara Fagan

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Samara Fagan for FashionInsideOut

Samara Fagan for FashionInsideOut

Teen actress Hailee Steinfeld is Miu Miu’s face of innocence

Actress Hailee Steinfeld. By Nathan Blaney

The multi-award actress Hailee Steinfeld was a breakthrough in Hollywood, but now True Grit’s 14-year-old star is squeezing into fashion with big boys, such as Miu Miu.

Miu Miu A/W 11 campaign is fully  focused on this teenager, as the new collection is showcased in an animated book called “Portrait of Hailee” produced by the iconic Bruce Webber.

However, I’m not convinced. Don’t know if she really matches the collection, other than those glittery heels. Check her out!

What do you think?

New affordable leather ballerinas hit London

LABEL: oq shoes

Let’s all welcome oq shoes to the busy city of London, where we, girls, walk very often and have even acquired a particular skill for  the so called “power walks”. Usually we have a pair of flats in our bags for the moment that we have already killed our feet, and some business ladies kill their elegance by wearing trainers with their nice outfit.

Ballerinas and flats are in all year round: Summer with shorts, dresses and jeans, and winter with tights.

So, I guess it is possible to have style and comfort on a pair of leather ballerinas for an affordable price, ranging between £65 and £80.

Three Latin ladies full of energy, Gabriela Quintana, Andrea Jaramillo and Veronica Daantje have brought oqshoes to England. This brand has travelled all the way from Colombia to the UK with the intention of expanding all over Europe.

Yesterday, I visited their showroom in Kensington, where they were introducing the collection for the first time in London while inviting in their guests with delicious canapes and a glass of champagne. Of course, by the end of the night almost all of the shoes were gone. Nice leather ballerinas, classic models with different colours and textures. So much more designs and variety coming up, so FashionInsideOut will keep an eye on it!

Ballerinas and champagne in oq shoes' showroom

SHOWROOM: beige leather ballerinas

SHOWROOM: oq leather ballerinas

UPCOMING collection: online book to spot the next pair of ballerinas girls will buy

oq team: (from left to right) Veronica, Andrea & Gabriela

Gabriela Quintana, one of the partners of the brand, introduces oqshoes to FashionInsideOut:

Interview with jewelry designer Sam Ubhi

Last London Fashion Weekend I was sniffing around the Somerset House’s tent when I stepped by Sam Ubhi’s collection for the first time. I loved the leather and fringe clutches as well as the rings (I’m ‘ringholic’). She has a very unique style full of silver, colourful stones and casual leather.

I was too curious to met the face behind those creations and as soon as I launched the Interviews page, I thought of having London-based jewelry designer, Sam Ubhi, as one of my first guests, so let’s welcome her!

Find out a bit about her brand, inspirations and how much she travels to import the materials for her designs.

Check out her newly refurbished shop

Panama hats: a stylish summer worldwide

PANAMA hats have been in for years, for both boys and girls. They have been stylish, chic and elegant every summer worldwide.

However, not much people find the right one and usually the original Panama hats are thought to be bought in tropical countries such as Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and of course, Panama.

But it turns out that the Panama hat I’ve like the most in a guy, was bought in a small hats shop in Paris’ zone 6, called “La Cerise sur le Chapeau”, where the “madhatter” makes it specially for your head. And the best bit is that you get to choose the colours, bands and details in it. You could even design your own and buy it online for the price of 95€ (Panama) or 115(Panama fine).

I would like to share the anecdote of photographer Bill McClave’s Panama hat. He loved the shop so much, he ended up buying three hats to keep up with his stylish self. Check him out!

(Sorry for the bad quality, it was taken with my Blackberry.)

STYLISH: Photographer Bill McClave in his great Panama hat

Rocking the Panama style with Bill at the French Riviera. I bought mine at the Miami International airport.

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My Panama hat spotted by Bill's camera lens.

Embracing shops in the embracing French Riviera

While learning French in the breathtaking Cote d’ Azur of the French Riviera, I, of course, wandered around spotting cool local shop and unique designs in the blue coast.

Particularly in the colourful Old Town (Vieille Ville) of Villefranche-sur-Mer, I discovered a very small but amazingly embracing store, with an inviting owner selling beautiful silver and fantasy jewellery that is definitely worth buying, as for such a low price you’ll get a unique design… And well, I loved the store, my credit card didn’t.

It’s owner Francoise, kindly shared with FashionInsideOut her particular jewellery, where does it comes from, what material are they made of and what does tourists buy the most. Have a French taste of Villefranche’s best shop called Jouer de Plage:

(Turn up your volume! – video taken with Blackberry)

In a nearby store I could also find the coolest “made in France” espadrilles for the amazing price of 10 a pair… who needs Toms?

Very close to Villefranche is the the exclusive and stunning small town of St Jean Cap Ferrat, which also has petit streets invaded by shops for locals and tourists visiting its turquoise waters. This was the most colourful and varied shop (favourite).

Oh... and how cool is this car parked in Cap Ferrat? Check out those seats!

WHALE TAIL: the best seat to choose your boat from.

Oh lala.... Quelle bateau?

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