VOODOU to be a part OF NEW TELEVISION SHOW

In the hopes of addressing all things Liverpool, Voodou is set to host a new television series entitled Scouse Proud.

The award winning salon, which has four outlets across the city, will work alongside Bay TV to interview Liverpool locals whilst they ‘sit in the chair’.

Managing Director of Voodou Rob Webb said: “We’re all really excited for the launch of the four part series, which will be aired on Bay TV this summer.

“Voodou has been open for nearly four decades so the television show is a great way to celebrate both our heritage and longstanding relationship with our clients from across the city and beyond. We are extremely grateful to have continued custom from some of the same clients who have been walking through our doors since day one.

“To tie into the show’s ‘Scouse Proud’ central theme, we will be encouraging clients to share their own personal stories based on topics including the ‘Scouse signature look’, the city’s history and the ever-expanding cultural diversity that has helped to put Liverpool on the map.”

Scouse Proud will give viewers the opportunity to discover more about Liverpool’s past by showcasing a diverse array of personal encounters. Each episode will be themed to a decade working from the 1970’s right through to the 2010’s.

Bay TV producer Andy Johnson added: “We know Voodou is an iconic Liverpool business and that all members of staff no matter where they hail from, become honorary Scousers. We’re delighted that the salon is supporting the idea and you can expect the show to be engaging, probing as well as entertaining. The documentary will be looking at what it means to be Liverpudlian in 2015 and how the recent decades have shaped what a Scouser is. Voodou has always reflected what’s going on in our city and clients tell their hairdressers all their secrets so we’re looking forward to hearing their responses while being interviewed ‘in the chair’.”

Scouse Proud will be aired on Bay TV this summer. Bay TV is available on Freeview channel 8 and Virgin Media 159 and can also be streamed online at www.baytvliverpool.com

 For more information about Voodou visit www.voodou.co.uk

Laura Comolli in Moschino

Laura Comolli in Moschino

I’m loving fashion blogger Laura Comolli’s comfy get up. Slouchy trousers, oversized boyfriend jacket, and a large tee that looks totally bed time-ready! She’s really bought into Moschino’s Special Capsule Collection, accessorising her top with the matching bag and phone case, keeping the look kitsch and humorous. And what has the makings of a slick and sleek outfit is turned into something much more low key and relaxed by wearing everything oversized. My kinda gal!

Stella McCartney’s tailored wide-leg Lionel Trousers are the perfect leg-lengthening design, with the flattering high waist and wide leg cut. Styled with heels, they look uber chic, but dressed down with trainers, like Ms Comolli, will give them a more laid back slouchy effect. Pair them with this gorgeous crepe Zara blazer. Despite it’s longline boyfriend cut, it has a more tailored vibe than Comolli’s, making it a bit more flattering for a wider range of body shapes. This jacket will also take you right through to the summer months. Breezy white is the perfect cover-up for sundresses, and a lovely way to dress up a classic jeans and tee combo. At £69.99 this will be your best high street buy of the season.

Moschino’s adorable teddy bear capsule collection is available from their website, with a host of bear motif items, including jumpers, dresses and bags. Our streetstyler’s t-shirt and phone case are both online and up for grabs. If your budget for novelty fashion doesn’t stretch to Moschino heights, I love Etsy for it’s huge range of independent designers and quirky designs. Search for cartoon print T-shirts and you’ve got a good 12 pages of options (admittedly some are a bit questionable, but there are some gems on there!). I’m currently a bit in love with this furry little guy for my iPhone .

Kerryn Grady

Tokyo Fashion Week

It might not be the biggest event in the fashion calendar, but you can guarantee the cool kids of Japan will be out in force for Tokyo Fashion Week, showing us how you really pull an outfit together!

How adorably petulant does this duo look? Quirky dye jobs, thrown together styling and perfectly grumpy little pouts, all present and correct. Both dressed in a mish-mash of vintage and thrift store finds, each girl is rocking her own distinctive style. On the left we’ve got a glam grunge vibe going on, which I absolutely love. I’m a sucker for some good layering, and this combination of the oversized boyfriend tee layered over the sheer lace maxi skirt with that lovely fluted hem, and the faded camo bomber is perfection. Carhartt are the kings of utility wear, and this floral print jacket has a lovely feminine twist on a traditional camouflage print, without being too overtly girly. Buy it a size up for a boyfriend fit. Pair with this gorgeous DKNY delicate lace skirt. Not cheap, but not quite bank-breaking in the grand scheme of designer wear, this skirt can be kept casual with biker boots or converse with a V-neck cotton t-shirt tucked in at the waist, or dressed up to the max with a silk cami and strappy sandals. It’s a real fashion all-rounder – this, my friends, is what you call an investment piece…

Missy on the right here has gone a bit more prim in an oh-so-demure knee-length pencil skirt and blouse combo, adding some clashing colour with her sequinned bomber, and a cutesy edge with her Chloe Sevigny booties. I’ve had this tinsel-embellished bomber sitting in my Saved list for weeks, and it’s currently reduced on ASOS.com to a bargainous £22.50. If you’re a die-hard sequin fanatic then this mermaid effect design by Jaded London will have you swooning like a 13-year-old at a One Direction concert. This houndstooth pencil skirt is a little gem from Baum Und Pferdgarten at ASOS, featuring the classic print with a lovely new graphic element. Follow this stylista’s lead by styling with a simple silk blouse, like this beauty by Vince , or throw an extra print in the mix with this stunning top by Proenza Schouler, whose long-line design will work perfectly with the fitted pencil skirt. Wearing the same tonal colours will prevent the look being too garish, although the clashing bomber will give an edge our little street styler would be proud of.

Kerryn Grady

 

PARIS WOMENSWEAR SS15

New designer to watch: PARIS WOMENSWEAR SS15 limited collection.

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The emerging label’s aim is to produce limited demi-couture collections giving its customers a sense of exclusivity by allowing only 20 items per style to be sold per stockist.

Versailles and the Queen of France Marie Antoinette inspired the Spring Summer 2015 collection, which is a blend of sophistication and elegance with its simplistic silhouettes. Dresses and shirts feature hand pleated details and beaded embellishments, while classic and innovative materials are mixed: cotton and silk alternate with neoprene. This is all set to a neutral colour palette of fresh white and shades of ecru. Femininity, elegance and craftsmanship are at the heart of the brands aesthetic, and all items are made in Britain.

“I wanted to keep the colour palette clean and let the garments take centre stage” – said Paris.

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Prices from £650
All items are made to order
Items can be ordered via www.pariswomenswear.com

Perfect Gift for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and for those of you who haven’t got a present yet, we have some nice last minute suggestions for mums with style!
CASADEI Tulip Court Shoes - £505 233471
Spring / Summer season will be all about denim, and these Casadei Tulip Court Shoes (Flannels, £505) would look great paired with a head to toe denim look.
DOLCE & GABBANA Floral Scarf - £340 758946
A nice scarf tends to always liven up an outfit. You can never go wrong with choosing florals in spring. We are sure that your mum will love this Dolce & Gabbana Floral Scarf (Flannels, £340).
DOLCE & GABBANA Printed Iphone 5 Case - £105 758176
For those mums who love their smartphones! (Dolce & Gabbana Printed iPhone 5 Case, Flannels, £105)
GUCCI Buckle Bag - £2060 947101
Now this would be a super special present for any mum. This absolutely gorgeous, classic Gucci Buckle Bag (Flannels, £2060) will be something to treasure forever.
LANVIN Tass Earrings - £340 914013
These funky and fun Lanvin Tass Earrings (Flannels, £340) would be a perfect gift for any fashionista.
MULBERRY Tree Zip Around Purse - £290 706247
A nice good quality purse would definitely make your mum happy, especially if you put a family image inside to surprise her. We suggest Mulberry Tree Zip Around Purse (Flannels, £290).

Paris fashion week street style

Fashion month is over for another season, and wasn’t it a fabulous affair? We saw the month-long extravaganza close with Paris Fashion Week, where donning sculptured couture is the norm, and sheer lace positively street (oh yes, I am down with the kids)…

As demonstrated here by this cool street-styler, sporting a pair of lace wide leg trousers, as one does. A subtle way of flashing your pins, I always think sheer trousers are rather daring, and would definitely feel more comfortable styling them this way with a matching top tied at the waist keeping your derrière hidden. If you love the idea but don’t fancy the draft on your legs, then Erdem has a gorgeous pair in white lace with a contrast lining, a mere snip at just £420 in the Matches sale. Despite the traditionally pretty fabric, I love the whole tomboy vibe to this ensemble, with the sporty trim to her oversized V-neck knit and slouchy matching beanie. Her accessories are simple in classic gold, giving a feminine edge without it being too girlish. The more I look at this image the more I love this look!

Fashion student Nina Suess is SO Paris! Dramatic tulle dress, ornate, embellished jacket, absolutely lust-worthy Chanel bag… You would be forgiven for believing she was draped in head-to-toe designer. This is a masterclass in making high street look high-end, with some very carefully chosen pieces. This dress is actually ASOS.com, and the jacket is Zara. Her black and metallic palette screams expensive sophistication, the tulle dress worn as day wear is reminiscent of Lily Allen’s couture and trainers days, and that jacket has more than a hint of Balmain to it. Finished off with the monochrome bag and you have a totally front row-worthy outfit.

In Paris last week we finally saw the mercury rising as street stylers left their massive coats and scarves at home and actually started exposing some flesh and absorbing some good old vitamin D. Designer and director Vashti Kola Valif has gone head-to-toe in Chloe, in this gorgeously summery look ahead of the Chloe catwalk show. What a fresh, light colour palette, with my favourite combination of grey and white. The look is tonal with the darker bag and gold jewellery to match the metal hardware, keeping everything very chic and Parisienne. The Prairie-inspired top is kept modern with the boxy cut and the geometric print tailored shorts, so no frolicking in the fields in this attire thank you very much. If the Chloe price tag is a bit too chokingly high for you, head over to Reiss, their Inna lace tee has the same cut and rocks a tough-looking lace design. J.Crew’s metallic jacquard shorts are a beautiful luxe and versatile option for summer. Wear with a sleek silk camisole, a crisp white, cotton short sleeve shirt, or throw on a lightweight knit when the chill sets in.

Kerryn Grady

BEAUTY & HOLISTIC LOUNGE competition

BEAUTY & HOLISTIC LOUNGE IS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR LIVERPOOL’S MOST GLAMOROUS MOTHER AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, the new Beauty & Holistic Lounge on Water Street is searching for the city’s most glamorous mother and daughter-in-law.

To celebrate the success of the family-run salon’s relocation to larger premises last month, directors/mother and daughter-in-law duo Karen and Lisa Graham want to add a unique twist to Mother’s Day merriments by ‘putting in-laws in the spotlight’.

From Monday, March 2 the pair will take to Twitter in the hopes of finding Liverpool’s most ‘über-glam’ mother and daughter-in-law, who once chosen, will receive the ultimate pamper day just in time for Mother’s Day.

Lisa said: “Mother’s Day is the perfect time to truly spoil the special women in your life. As many of us have a great relationship with our mother-in-laws, (I’ve been working with mine for eight years!) it’s time to let them shine too!”

The lucky ladies will be treated to a Caci Super Non-Surgical Facelift (1.5 hour treatment worth £75), a Wash and Blow (30 minutes worth £15) and a Shellac Manicure (worth £20) each.

For a chance to win, just tweet “MY MUM/DAUGHTER IN LAW IS …….” and describe them in three words to @LoungeHolistic, along with both names, ages and the hash tag #lovemum.

Karen added: “Not only will the winners get to enjoy a wonderful selection of pampering treatments – they will also be able to relax and unwind in our luxurious new venue, whilst spending quality time together.

“So if you think you’re Liverpool’s most glam pair, be sure to get tweeting your best photos!”

Entries close on Tuesday, March 10 at midnight. The winners will be chosen on March 11 and the prize must be claimed on Friday, March 13 ahead of Mother’s Day (Sunday, March 15).

For more information about Beauty & Holistic Lounge visit www.beautyandholisticlounge.co.uk or call 0151 227 4727.