Thursday, 17 June 2010

Camper launches Barcelona Design Centre collection

Camper is reaching out to upcoming talent through the Barcelona Design Center, a platform for new creative collaborations. This Autumn/Winter 2010 Camper Barcelona Design Center is presenting two collections, TRIC BDC and MAR BDC. Tradition and modernity come together in TRIC BDC, an urban men’s shoe inspired by the city. TRIC BDC offers unique detailing and features the P87 cushioning system which consists of a bi-color outsole and an insole with 87 balls of comfort that absorb shock. This is the first winter collection to include MAR BDC, a contemporary shoe for women seeking comfortable but feminine footwear. The result is a collection of ankle boots and pumps in a winter colour palette, with details like smocking and a retro-inspired pied-de-poule lining. The BDC collection will be in stores by October and prices start from £110.00 for both men and women’s styles.

Vans `Girls Off the Rail Tour´begins next Friday

To celebrate the launch of the new girls Autumn 2010 collection hitting stores, Vans is touring the country and stopping at Vans retailers to spread the word. The Vans ‘Girls Off the Rail Tour’ have a London stylist on hand in each city to spread knowledge to anyone looking for some styling tips. As well as being the first to check out the new collection, visitors will receive make-up demos, fake tattoo artists, cupcakes and drinks, Vans goodie bags and more. For the London leg of the tour the stylist will be searching the streets around central London to find the most stylish girls who look like they have a flair for fashion. The lucky few will be selected to style an outfit in store with a chance to win an exclusive Vans Shopping Spree. For more info check out and check out the tour dates below:

New Highgrove store opens in Bath

Following the success of the Tetbury Shop and Highgrove online, Highgrove has now opened a new shop in Bath. Inspired by the organic gardens at Highgrove and the interests of HRH The Prince of Wales, the Highgrove Shop, Bath, offers gifts for the home and garden. Among the products available is a limited edition range of cedar wood gifts, which have been crafted from the tree that once stood at the top of the Thyme Walk in the Highgrove garden. The two hundred year old Cedar of Lebanon tree was one of the principal reasons that The Prince of Wales was first attracted to Highgrove. Each limited ddition cedar wood item is presented in a gift box with an authenticity certificate.

New Chrome Styling Collection launches from Ionika

Ionika has just launched a new collection of Chrome Styling Collection Irons retailing at £69.99. Available in gold, silver, pink and red metallic shades, this collection of irons features tourmaline infused bespoke black ceramic floating plates, which are equipped with ‘ion’ technology to help hair absorb minerals and vitamins safely, therefore improving the condition of hair while styling. The black tourmaline detoxifies as it heats, breaking down bacteria build up in the hair leaving it younger and more manageable. The irons also feature an advanced ceramic heating element for quick heat-up, negative ion sensor, Cruise Control to adapt the heat setting and a complimentary pink, glittery heat mat. Ionika products are available online at

Winners of The PPA Awards 2010 revealed

The winners of The PPA Awards 2010 were unveiled at the Grosvenor House Hotel in a ceremony last night. Guests from the magazine publishing industry gathered for the 30th anniversary of the event, which celebrates excellence in the consumer magazines and business media sector. Comedian Sean Lock handed out a total of 22 awards on the night. Pictured above is Julie Lavington of Look magazine collecting her award for Publisher of the Year (Consumer).

Full list of winners of The PPA Awards 2010:

High-quality leather shoes and accessories from Bespoke England

Bespoke England offers a chosen collection of high quality men’s shoes and accessories that have been hand-made in England. Traditional methods are used by skilled craftsmen to make shoes, leather goods and men’s accessories from fine leathers and other materials. There are both comprehensive ranges of bench made and bespoke one off pieces created to the individual’s taste. The Piccadilly case, pictured here, from Bespoke England is hand-made from leather and linen thread and is priced £1600.00.