Pringle Scotland launch Archive Project 1811-2011

Lion print cashmere in Teen Vogue USA

Pringle Scotland and Central Saint Martins (CSM) launch the Pringle Archive Project 1822-2011 and is now on at the Sloane Street store.

Showcasing an amazing exhibition it includes fabulous pieces that have been re-designed by students from MA Fashion Course of Central Saint Martins, who took inspiration from Pringle’s previous collections and classic designs. These designers are Viktor Smedinge, William Hendry, Yeori Bae, Timur Kim and Estefania Cortes Harker.

This A/W collection includes sweaters, mostly of all of them made of 100% cashmere, and others mixed with wool.

At the bottom floor of the store you will find the Archives Project collection, which aims to explain to its clients why is Pringle the best cashmere option and why it is worth paying so much for a quality piece by going back to the past through a history of 200 years producing cashmere while being the royal family’s favourite thoughout the years.

Furthermore the collection includes “cardi combos”colour blocking cashmere, twins degrates of light and dark colours and animal print sweaters with prices from £275 to almost £1000.

I particularly LOVE the dress lion intarsia (left), designed by Estefania Cortes Harker, who took inspiration from Pringle’s iconic lion emblem. This £995 knit is hand made and 100% cashmere. It gives the perfect touch to so much Englishness, it even made it to Teen Vogue as the favourite of this collection.

Have a look at the exciting Archive ProjectPRINGLE ARCHIVE PRESENTATION_LR

Have a quick look  at the exhibition here:

Designers with their masterpieces:

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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, 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!

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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…


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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.