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Style Addict News & Views 28th May


In-store Sessions

Lee is bringing a touch of live music in-store. Pop into the Lee Concept Store on London’s Carnaby Street this Saturday the 29th of May and you’ll get to hear four talented, unsigned bands: At 1pm – Ambush, 2.30pm – Fans Of Kate, 4pm – The Cornerstones and 5.30pm – The Agents.



Pure Prepares For Its August Show

{mosimage}Pure, the UK’s largest trade show is preparing for another strong season by attracting additional hot labels from the continent. New arrivals include Una O’Reilly featuring delicate laces and chiffons, BGN from France for kooky weekend fashion, Trico F brought by Danish label Bitte Kai Rand, and Oui who will be showing their new in-store concept. Offering plenty of choice for everyone Pure provides young cutting edge brands alongside contemporary classic labels, as well as Pure Accessories, which presents the biggest selection of accessories in the UK. New brands unveiling their accessory ranges include jewellery from Dents and Dyberg Kern and bags from the quirky new label Streets in the Sky. For complimentary tickets buyers should register online at www.purewomenswear.co.uk, or call 0870 429 4504. Show dates: 15 -17 August at Olympia, London.



Have Fun With Hair

Opening this weekend is the L’Oreal Hair exhibition at The Natural History Museum. From hair trends over the years to the biology of barnets, with plenty of fun and interactive features along the way. Check out how you’d look with a variety of styles at the ‘virtual hair salon’ or put one of your own strands under the microscope to find out what your hair says about you. Hair @ The Natural History Museum opens 29 May. Cromwell Road, London SW7. South Kensington tube. Tickets £5, or £3 concessions. Open until 26th September 2004. www.nhm.ac.uk


Clarks Autumn/Winter Campaign

Clarks have been busy this week shooting their autumn/winter advertising campaign. Following on from ‘Life’s One Big Catwalk’ – ‘Cheap Day Return Chic,’ the Clarks advertising team brings us ‘Margate is my Milan,’ ‘Preston is my Paris’ and ‘Newport is my New York.’ Models were shot in each of the UK locations in areas that offered a bit of a chic twist. For autumn the range includes smart mock-croc stilettos and suede flat-heeled boots in earthy brown and berry shades.


Richard Young’s Celebrity Snaps

{mosimage}Photographer Richard Young has had unrivalled access to celebrities spanning three decades. His candid photographs have been used worldwide capturing the likes of – Madonna grooving away at a Versace party, David Beckham playfully grabbing Victoria’s breasts and Pamela Anderson and Liz Hurley sharing a make-up moment. To celebrate 30 years in the business Young has brought out a book – ‘Shooting Stars’ by Richard Young – £20, along with an exhibition of his work now on at The Hospital, 24, Endell Street, London W1. Showing until 22nd August. (Enquiries – 020 7170 9100) 


Miss Selfridge Teams Up With RCA

Graduate Fashion Week looms just around the corner, and for a {mosimage}2nd time Miss Selfridge has teamed up with the Royal College of Art to find a winning design that will end up in its shops. The awards dinner held on 10th June will feature a catwalk show presenting 12 finalists before one lucky winner is announced. The selected autumn design will then hit Miss Selfridge shops in August. Tickets to the RCA dinner are strictly by invite only, but if you fancy checking out the latest graduate creations there are tickets still available for the champagne reception and catwalk show on Wednesday 9th June.
4pm Catwalk Show – £10
6.15pm Catwalk Show and Champagne Reception – £25.

(For tickets please call the Fashion Hotline on 020 7590 4566.)

Jo Iles



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