28 Apr 2015

LABEL COLLECTIONS 2015 A/W Launch





LABEL Collections - locally made, ready-to-wear womenswear - has launched its Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection One inspired by textured fabrics and a recent trip to Turkey.

Chief designer Nadia Turton started LABEL Collections in 2006 and sold her first collection to stores in February 2007. It was while studying for her Diploma in Fashion at Cape Technikon that Nadia created a business plan for LABEL Collections as a third year project. While the name and dream stuck she gained valuable experience in the fashion industry before she brought the brand to life.

In between graduating and the launching of LABEL Collections, Nadia worked at the French Connection flagship store in London following on to design for big South African retailers at various design houses. “The experience which I gained designing for the larger retailers really created the foundation for LABEL Collections”, says Nadia. “I knew that I wanted to continue designing a range of desirable wardrobe essentials but I wanted it to be exclusive in terms of the units I produced per style.” Inspired by European fashion trends, LABEL Collections is based on season-right collections of a high quality. The brand is made up of two ranges - LABEL FEMME, Nadia’s ready-to-wear womenwear and LABEL La Mere, sophisticated maternity wear.

Every four to six weeks, capsule collections are released centering on a neutral palette and a special print. A recent trip to Turkey formed the main inspiration behind the A/W 2015 Collection One featuring rich, earthy tones – including Marsala Red - with greater importance placed on the texture of the fabrics used. The collection incorporates various trending details including mesh sleeves, exposed metal zips, sheer side panels, studded shoulders and pleather trimmings. Key items found in this collection include a classic trench coat, an oversized cardigan with lurex detail, a chunky knit, a double layer mandarin collar blouse, a boucle biker jacket and what Nadia refers to as “miracle” pants. “It is a collection you’ll feel confident and beautiful wearing,” says Nadia, whose focus as always is on effortless dressing, keeping everyday style simple and chic.

At the launch of LABEL Collections A/W range
With Raylene from Scarlet Aura Foyin, and Nuzah from The Rampage Blog



25 Apr 2015

TOPSHOP FOR ADIDAS ORIGINALS











This season, high street giant TOPSHOP teams up with the brand with the 3-stripes,
 ADIDAS ORIGINALS for a second season.

The seven-piece collection sees a selection of iconic ADIDAS ORIGINALS pieces re engineered by TOPSHOP to create an exclusive capsule of essential staples; the perfect fusion of street style with rich sport heritage. The TOPSHOP design team has reworked a number of classics including the SUPERSTAR jacket and shoes, the oversize logo tee, as well as the side stripe pants and shorts, in order to reflect the distinctive TOPSHOP design aesthetic.

The classic SUPERSTAR jacket is given a luxe, feminine treatment, constructed in perforated leather paneling to create a slim silhouette for the TOPSHOP girl. Footwear pays homage to the classic SUPERSTAR shoe, with two new updates including a clear sole and a metallic cracked leather shell-toe.
The simple monochromatic palette is punctuated with flashes of bold red; a colour scheme inspired by 80s hip-hop iconography. The original ADIDAS ORIGINALS trefoil logo is the hero motif for the collection, with large scale placement on the oversized sweat and t-shirt and, in celebration of sporting success, pieces are trimmed with stopwatch timing details along with the iconic ADIDAS ORIGINALS three stripes.

“Our love of fashion and sportswear comes to life in this capsule collection. Sportstyle classics with bold graphic numbers are the superstar looks this season.”
Kate Phelan – Creative Director, TOPSHOP

Our capsule with Topshop is the perfect partnership, as it allows us to explore a contemporary fashion aesthetic while paying homage to our iconic sportswear roots.”
Josefine Aberg – Design Director, ADIDAS ORIGINALS

The TOPSHOP x Adidas Originals Collection will be available at all TOPSHOP stores and TOPSHOP Menlyn Edgars store from 30 April 2015.




22 Apr 2015

STAPLES

STAPLES

STAPLES by liezelesquire featuring a draped blouse

 Today I thought I'd talk about some great cupboard staples. Mine are very simple and easy to wear, but most importantly adds chic! 

1. THE TRENCH COAT
One can never go wrong with a good well fitted trench coat. I like to call it the 'Outfit lifesaver'. It has been known all over that no matter what you wear, add the trench and your outfit is transformed from drab to UBER FAB! 

2.THE BLACK BLAZER
Just like the trench a great blazer can also transform a drab outfit into awesome chic. Whether you like it boyfriend style or fitted it's always great to have one.

3.THE WHITE SHIRT
I shouldn't really be writing this, but if you don't own a white shirt in your adulthood then you need to be licked on the forehead. How do you present yourself for a interview???

4.THE BLACK SKINNY
Another staple that I need not say much about, but its easy to wear, fit for any occasion and ITS BLACK :)

5.THE STRIPE SHIRT
Nothing says French like a good ol' stripe shirt. C'mon, I said it all: FRENCH :)

6. THE ANKLE BOOOTIES
 In this case, my staple, the pointy ankle booty. I couldn't be more hipster. Boots are my all year round favourite. Another classic staple that goes with just about anything.

7. RED LIPSTICK
Now, I am NOT A MAKE-UP wearing kind of girl. Yesterday my best friend sent me a Whatsapp message screaming: "Liezel, omg you need to wear more make up like you do in your shoots. Maybe then you'll find a man!" HA I burst out laughing. Honestly, I was half asleep when she sent me that and I was in a confused state as to what she was talking about. Anyway, it got me thinking not for the wanting to find a boyfriend ( I DO WANT A BOYFRIEND, you know of anyone hook me up!), but at times I can look dreary and our winter is coming up and there is nothing worse then a dull face that looks like it needs some serious attention. So, adding red lips to my staple can only help in all ways and hopefully finding a man. Back to the point, every girl needs one :)



Hope my staples and advertising to finding a boyfriend amused you. Have a great day everyone! X


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20 Apr 2015

WIN A DENIM FIT A DAY WITH MEN’S HEALTH, WOMEN’S HEALTH & #LoveGUESS #GUESSSouthAfrica




GUESS presents a new, young and contemporary denim collection in 2015. Aligning with local publications, Men’s Health and Women’s Health, the international lifestyle brand will be hosting a Denim Fit a Day Competition; giving away a pair of GUESS jeans from the new-fit collection every day for four days.
New GUESS denim fits for women include the Boot Low Rise, Power Curvy Mid Rise, Curvy Boot Mid Rise and Power Skinny Low Rise, with the Skinny, Slim Tapered, Slim Boot and Relaxed denim fits available for men.
In association with #LoveGUESS and #GUESSSouthAfrica, the Denim Fit a Day Competition will be hosted on the Men’s Health and Women’s Health SA websites HERE/MEN HERE/WOMEN between 20 and 24 April 2015. Entrants will be required to click on the homepage banner, linking to information about the GUESS denim fit of the day, and register on the website to stand a chance to win. Winners will be selected at random and contacted daily from 21-25 April.
The GUESS new-fit denim collection is available at all GUESS SA stores and select Edgars stores.

OOTD: STRIPE STREETSTYLE

Shirt (Old) : Lee Cooper | Shorts: WISH AUSTRALIA

Today I decided to go all stripes. Easy breeze street style look. Hope you guys are having a great Monday! X

17 Apr 2015

WINTER STREET STYLE INSPIRATION

All photos from Pinterest
As our winter approaches I thought it would be a great idea and look for some inspiration and see how we can  bundle up (soon) and still look fabulous. Here are just a few of my favourites. Happy Friday All!