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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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.

Fashion at Villefranche in the French Riviera

Hey sexy (s)!!! While doing my French course at the French Riviera, I have spotted some cool, chic and unique nascar styles in the hot weather of Villefranche. Voilà!

Alina

Shirt: Dolce & Gabbanna

Belt: Dolce & Gabbanna

Skirt: Italian high street

Flats: Channel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derek

Shirt: Jack Willis

Shorts: TOPMAN

Shoes: Independent designers market in Singapore

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dunja

Shirt: Massimo Dutti

Skirt: Local shop in Serbia

Shoes: Tods

Bag: Bluegirl

 

 

 

 

 

 Fabiana

Shirt: Oversized Faconnable from men’s collection (she stole it from her dad, I like her!)

Shorts: Express

Heels: Steve Madden

Bag: Desigual

 

 

 

 

 

 

How American does Leonard looks in the French Riviera? Beige trousers, Under Armour fishing shirt and check out his 15-year-old NASCAR SHOES! How cute and cool he is?! With those shoes he deserves a “HEY SEXY” shout!

 Nascar shoes from IconShoes.

Interview with Dondup’s men’s designer Kevin J Morley

Men's fashion designer Kevin J Morley

Let me introduce you to a South Londoner that ended up in the small Italian town of Fossombrone doing what he loves, designing clothes. Kevin James Morley is the men’s designer of Dondup, an Italian brand that is spreading around the world and invading top stores such as Harvey Nichols in London. I went to the showroom of their new collection and it is fabulous with an interesting inspirtation. Check it out! Enjoy this afro designer that have added an amazing touch to the brand.

How a South Londoner ends up in the Italian town of Fossombrone?

I arrived in Fossombrone at the request of Dirk Bikkembergs , Belgian designer. He saw some of my work and liked it. I was ready for a new challenge and wanted to go to Italy to learn and improve.

Did you first get into fashion while living in London?

I have always been interested in clothing and it’s power from a very young age. Influenced by what I saw and experienced, I learned quickly that dressing “correctly” is important.

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Interview with actor and model David Frampton

Gimme that sexy look David By Imagined Photography

My lovely readers, I’m bringing you an amazing and gorgeous English actor and model to your computer screen. I had the great pleasure to interview David Frampton for this brand new page that will bring cool, chic, stylish and interesting personalities.

He talks about his passion for acting, his “retro” style, favourite designer, dreams and future plans.

Check out this hottie and his “I am a player” look!

Watch a bit of David’s work here!

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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Stockholm Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012

It is the Scandinavian fashion week (Stockholm, Sweden, Oslo and Norway) and Stockholm Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 has embraced the Swedish capital from 8 to 11 August 2011. Although FashionInsideOut is based in London, it brings the details to its wonderful readers.

At its opening last Monday, the Minister of Culture announced the Helsingborg-based brand Obscur as the winner of  Rookies of the Year 2011.

Yesterday the catwalk opened with designer Rodebjer at Vinterviken, who showcased flat shoes, hats, big clutches and kept the colour blocking sensation of Spring/Summer 2011. Watch the video from Star TV here.

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Half shaved hairstyle suits Cher Lloyd at her best moment as she hits number one

HOT: Cher's latest hairstyle

X-factor finalist and Cheryl Cole’s favourite girl in the TV show, Cher Lloyd, has made it to number one in UK’s chart with her single of Swagger Jagger. She receives the news at BBC Radio 1 with her half shaved hair and cries with her fans outsite the radio.

According to the 18-year-old singer, the meaning of this song is “I am who I am so don’t criticise me”, the chorus even says “you are a hater, let it go”.

Although her new album has been of the hate of so many, it has also been beloved by her fans, who follow and enjoy her different style and unique music, which mixes pop and rap.

The brand-new star has a particular style and with time she gets more tatoos and varies her haircut quite very often. I think it’s something to do with fame. Every artist goes through that stage… So let’s don’t be haters and let it go…

Her resemblance with Cheryl Cole keeps being in everyone’s mouth. But why does she wears so much foundation and plays with her eyebrows so much? She could be naturally pretty, let it go.

Key thing on her change of styles? Her HAIR. Of course, when your boyfriend is a hairdresser the desire to change hairstyle increases and even more when you are “in love” with him – perfect person to brainstorm about her hair with.

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