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Style Addict News & Views from the Capital 29th April 2005


Fashion Bites…

The blue and white gingham dress that Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz has been sold at auction in London this week for £132,000.

Tesco is to launch a website dedicated to its clothing lines this summer. The non-transactional site will showcase all of Tesco’s clothing ranges, including Florence+Fred, F+F Men, Cherokee and Value. The site will feature a store finder to help customers identify where certain items are stocked. Customers will also be encouraged to register with the site to receive regular product news and offers. Tesco clothing sales have gone up by 28% in the last year – the dramatic rise has been attributed to great press coverage.

Harvey Nichols has joined forces with the British Racing Board to provide female race goers head-to-toe fashion advice. A personal shopping team will be on hand to create the perfect outfit for the likes of Ladies Day at Royal Ascot. The advice extends to hair, make-up and accessories, not forgetting to mention a complimentary glass of bubbly while you make those all-important hat decisions.

Not shy of the super skimpy and sexy – Julien MacDonald has announced that he is busy designing his very own beachwear line. Due to launch at September’s London Fashion Week expect gorgeous little bikinis, kaftans and colourful cover-ups.

While spring finally gets into gear here in the UK, down-under preparations are well underway for Mercedes Australian Fashion Week. Running from 1st – 8th May designers will be showing-off their Spring/Summer collections 05-06. Now running into its 10th year MAFW has rapidly become the biggest fashion event in the Asia Pacific. This seasons schedule is jam-packed and Fashion Capital will be featuring first-hand reports from the event in just over a week.



Accessory of the Week


With the bank holiday weather forecast looking particularly dry and sunny many will be reaching for their latest pair of shades. Watch out for the numerous white framed versions currently in stores now. The trend started in Ibiza last year and has since gone global with young super-stylish types.




Something for the Bank Holiday Weekend


{mosimage}Back for one night only is the uber-trendy Golf Sale.


DJs: Wired for Sound (Derren and Jamie), Toogood (Renegade Pop set), Prince Nelly (House Arrest), Nathan Gregory Wilkins, Milan M…and guest Golf Sale performances from Helga and friends.


When: Bank Holiday Sunday 1st May 20058pm – 2am


Where: Troy Bar, Hoxton Street, London N1


Entry: Free



Clandestino Bank Holiday Special at AKA and The End


A secretive Sunday gathering for a cosmopolitan house crowd.


AKA: DJ Rame (PastaBoys, Italy), Anthea.  {mosimage}


The End: Miss Jools, Luca Elle, Rap Saunders (Blackmarket), AaronRoss (BBC 1Xtra), Danny M.


When: Bank Holiday Sunday 1st May 10pm – 6am 


Where: AKA, 18 West Central Street, London WC1A 1JJ


Entry: £15 including a complimentary drink – £12 concessions


Dress Code: Dress-up or dress-down but no suits!





May Bank Holiday Sales {mosimage}




Up to 80% off labels such as Buddhahood, Bernhard Willhelm, Boudicca, Peter Jensen, Levis Red, Siv Stoldal, Karen Walker, Levis Vintage, Bi La Li, Frank Leder and many more…


When: Now on until Sunday 1st May 10am – 7pm Daily


Where: The Dray Walk Gallery, Dray Walk (off Brick Lane), Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1.


All cards accepted


Secret Sample Sale {mosimage}


Men’s and women’s designer clothing from labels such as Levis Red, Luella, Julie Berube, Buddhist Punk, Fake London, Costume National, Kulture, Hussein Chalayan and more….


When: May 5th – 9th


Where: The Well, Dray Walk, off Brick Lane, E1.


Entry: £1-




By JoJo Iles

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