Aftershock London AW13 Collection

Celebrating the best of drama, history and new-romance, British womenswear and accessories brand Aftershock London are proud to introduce their Autumn Winter ’13 collection – sure to re-invent and refresh your wardrobe this coming season. Offering a variety of modern yet classic coats, statement gowns, modish office wear, and cocktail dresses all with a distinct glamorous style, Aftershock London ensures you will look your best all the way through the coming season.

Dark Drama

dark dramaVintage lace, crushed velvet, and baroque patterns give a sultry theatrical feel to much of Aftershock London’s AW13 collection. A collection of evening jackets, mini dresses, and sensuous separates radiate decadence and luxury through leather and sequins. With intricate handcrafted beadwork adorning cocktail dresses, and beaded shapes emblazoned on floor length gowns – channel your red carpet look with all the drama and style of the AW13 collection

60’s Revival

60S REVIVALCome over all ‘Jackie O’ in tunic dresses with jewel and pearl encrusted collars. Tweed, lace, and quilted styles coupled with ivory, nude, and cappuccino shades make for a classic retro chic appearance. The collection of shift dresses and matching jackets, create the perfect office wear, guaranteeing subtle glamour from 9 to 5.

New Classic

new classicContrasting panelling meets structured tailoring and double-breasted detail, together with printed fabrics and rich colour palettes. Aftershock London’s range of outerwear adds a touch of sophistication and glamour to your outfit with striking design and luxurious lines. Boxy jackets look great used in a 60s inspired outfit, whilst cocoon coats give a bold yet down-to-earth statement when worn over a cocktail dress.

21st Century Romance

21st Century RomanceRomantic high necked gowns emblazoned with embroidery, appliqué flowers, and bejewellment create a bold silhouette for Aftershock London’s occasion wear collection. Metallic and golden hues armour an assortment of glamorous evening wear and will be sure to make you belle of the ball this coming party season.

October 2013 – Hot Fashion Trends

Cold HouseBrrrrr! Who else had to turn on their central heating this weekend or did last weeks price increases put you off?

We think it might actually be cheaper to replace your entire wardrobe with a complete Autumn/Winter collection, and sit in your house with 15 layers on rather than pay for gas and electricity at the moment. Below we’ve listed our faovurite styles, and those that are proving popular with t’interweb shoppers.

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Heat Holders 3.4 Tog Hat In Purple


Heat Holders 3.4 Tog Hat In PurpleHeat Holders have developed a new, warmer than ever hat, now in a certified 3.4 Tog rating for even more warmth. This ladies chunky cable hat is knitted in an attractive, soft marl two-coloured twist yarn with a ribbed hem and incorporates the latest Heatweaver thermal lining, a luxurious, plush fur-like insulating fabric, that maximises the amount of warm air held close to the skin. It also feels so soft and silky, it’s bliss to pull on when the weather turns colder.

Available from SockShop.co.uk

Yumi Wax Coated Jacket


Yumi Wax Coated JacketPerfect for Spring walk, this water resistant wax coated jacket has both zip and button closing at the front to keep you cosy, along with a funnel neck and belt detailing. We wear ours with jeans and boots.

Available from YumiDirect.co.uk

PeopleTree Stella Leopard Print Dress


People Tree Stella Leopard Print DressBlue stretch jersey dress with cross over V-neck and flattering gathered side panel with a very subtle, bang on trend, black leopard print. Three quarter sleeve. Made in India, this is another sustainable and Fair Trader Fashion must have made in 95% organic cotton and 5% elastane.

Available from PeopleTree.co.uk

Ragwear Chenay Sweatshirt


Ragwear Chenay sweatshirtRagwear – In detail we trust! That’s the motto of the German fashion label and a short look at their current product line reveals that they mean it! This ladies sweatshirt is amde from the finest fabrics, incredibly well treated seams, innovative cuts whose attractiveness is second to none! The polo neck fitting is sure to keep you warm throughout the Autumn & Winter months.

Available from Zalando.co.uk

Pepe Jeans Venus Low Rise


Pepe Jeans Venus Low RiseThese ever popular womens jeans have been updated for AW13 with subtle design changes. With double front and back pockets, zip fly with double button fastening and a low waist. Made from 92% Cotton and 2% Spandex, allowing for a bit of “Stretch”

Available from SoJeans.co.uk

Hottest Fashion Trending (23rd September 2013)

Like us, you’ve probably had your eye on London Fashion Week checking out the very latest SS14 collections (did you see our shoutout?). However before we all start thinking about our summer outfits, many of us still haven’t decided on our Autumn wardrobe… Our favourite of our 5 hottest tips has to be the hat.

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Women’s Lace & Distsy Floral Festival Dress


Women's Lace and Distsy Floral Festival Dress - IvoryThis stunning dress is a fantastic addition to any autumn wardrobe. Coupled with a simple cardigan, this Ivory floral dress will keep alive all the memories of the fantastic summer festivals. You will also receive a free gift with this dress, and for a limited time, it has 33% off!

Available from TheHut.com

Izabel London Black POW Logo Jumper


Izabel London Black pow logo jumperA long sleeve jumper with a boat neckline. The jumper has contrast sleeve cuffs and a bold print at the front. The style is made in a soft feel knit fabric and has a relaxed fit.

Available from DorothyPerkins.com

EDC Classic Coat by Esprit


Esprit EDC Classic CoatEDC embodies a youthful, casual and modern lifestyle. Clothes that are fun to wear and will keep you in the latest style. This mid-length autumn coat is made from 74% wool with a 100% polyester lining. Large front button fastening, a trend thats grown this year, helps secure this as one of the best selling this season.

Available from Zalando.co.uk

FALKE Soft Merino Tights


FALKE Soft Merino TightsThe Soft Merino Tights are pure luxury from the FALKE brand. The ideal option for keeping legs warm and snug in the winter months. Made from warmest merino wool, and lined with cotton on the inside make these tights ultimately one of the most comfortable pairs on the market. Soft Merino Tights also have the double bonus of added stretch and an elasticted waistband.

Available from TightsPlease.co.uk

Rip Curl Lauryn Beanie Women’s Hat


Rip Curl Lauryn Beanie Womens HatThe Rip Curl Multi-Coloured Lauryn Beanie is a fun and fabulous way to add colour to your outfit this season. Rip Curl Multi-Coloured Lauryn Beanie features patterned beanie, multi-coloured pom pom and leather label.

Available from Amazon.co.uk

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Hottest Fashion Trends (16th September 2013)

Just so you know, Blue is the new black this season and Navy will be the chief colour! Remember, you heard it here first!

This week we focus on coats, brollies, jumpers and JimJams. Sadly the weather has taken a turn for the worse as we start heading towards those damp cold nights and we thought it only right to start looking at what our Autumn wardrobe should look like.

Phase Eight Bobbie Boucle Jumper


Phase Eight Bobbie Boucle JumperThis soft and cosy Bobbie Boucle jumper from Phase Eight, with a slouchy easy fit features full length sleeves and a scoop neck. Not only is it in trending NAVY, it’s idea for the autumn nights as they close in on us.

Available from Phase-Eight.co.uk

Reiss Virginia Fit & Flare Coat


Reiss Virginia Fit Flare CoatReiss fit and flare coat. Virginia in white is a wool-rich knee length coat. Warm and ultra-stylish, this luxe style has a button-up funnel neck and silhouette-enhancing seam detail front and back. It has side slit pockets, a concealed button asymmetric fastening and a single vent to the back.

Available from Reiss.com

Heart Showers Dome Umbrella


Showers Dome UmbrellaThis is a lovely umbrella for rainy days, and is one of our favourite designs. A PVC Dome umbrella with red hearts tumbling down Perfect for those wet days or for a treat for a friend. It has a domed canopy to cover you head & shoulders but with a smaller frame and shaft length, so is not too heavy to carry around. Clear see through PVC panels, red plastic handle.

Available from BrolliesGalore.co.uk

So in Fashion PU Biker Jacket


So in Fashion PU Biker JacketThe PU Biker Jacket is certainly a wardrobe statement that everybody should be a part of! This seasons PU Jacket has been updated with a quilted stitch twist, featured on the shoulders and sleeves. Side buckle detailing and soft open zip edge lapel, with added zip pocket features. Toughen up any outfit with this great So in Fashion buy!

Available from SoInFashion.com

Boux Avenue PJs In A Bag


Boux Avenue PJs In A BagWith the winter chill knocking on our doors in the mornings make sure you are wrapped up in style with Boux Avenue’s PJs in a bag. In super soft brushed cotton, our classic PJs in a bag are the perfect gift. Choose from Rose Print, Tartan Check, Leopard Print, Sausage Dog or Cosy Penguin designs and for a limited time get your second pair half price!

Available from BouxAvenue.com

Warehouse – Style Me If You Can

Earlier this year, Warehouse ran a fantastic Style Me If You Can campaign aimed at getting as interactive with its customers as possible.

The good news is that once again, Warehouse are reaching out to you, wanting you to participate but this time, making use of the recently launched AW13 Collections.

‘Style me if you can’, the current Warehouse campaign, is centred around a series of 9 short video vignettes tracking a day in the life of a girl in her early 20s.

The premise for the campaign is that the protagonist’s life changes every 90 minutes (each snapshot of her day is 90 minutes after the previous one), and in each video she has been styled by a different Warehouse customer using items from their new Autumn collection.

Hottest Fashion Trends (9th September 2013)

This week’s hottest trends are all about comfort and warmth as many of you fashionistas appear to be prepareing for hibernation! As stores throughout the country start releasing their AW13 collections, keep an eye our for some fantastic deals and discounts to be had, especially for early bird shoppers!

Katy Check Coat


Katy Check CoatA textured check winter coat with subtle metallic detailing and a button up front. This single breasted coat is wonderfully warm with a straight fit and full length sleeves. Styled with side pockets, a pretty floral lining and frayed edge detail at the collar, front edge and pockets.

Available from Phase-Eight.co.uk

Lola Floral Fringed Kimono


Lola Floral Fringed KimonoA cute day top is a perfect building block for any outfit. This season, say hello to oversized jersey tops with cold shoulder detailing, feminine blouses and high neck crop tops. Go back to basics and add racer back vests and classic tees to your AW wardrobe. A pair of skinny jeans are essential for a relaxed look, and a blazer is sure to sharpen up your daytime style.

Available from Boohoo.com

Wool Bistro Crop Trousers


Wool Bistro Crop TrousersThese elegant crops are a great everyday choice which you can also outfit with our workwear collection. They’re made from Bodens favourite Italian milled wool and are available in a range of colours and styles with our favourite being the colourful Blues Tartan.

Available from Boden.co.uk

Mallary Lace Dress


Mallary Lace DressEffortless and easy to wear the Mallary Lace Dress has been exquisitely tailored to cinch your waist and flatter your curves for the ultimate feminine silhouette. This sleeve lace dress exudes an effortlessly chic aesthetic with its elegant round neck and subtly pleated skirt.

Available from Coast-Stores.co.uk

Floral Jacquard Jumper


Floral Jacquard JumperFlorals are given a new season twist with the Floral Jacquard Jumper. In a modern black and camel colourway, it features a jacquard effect print in a thicker weight knit that’s perfect for the winter season. It is finished off with 3/4 sleeves, a scoop neck and contrast cuff, hems and neckline.

Available from Precis.co.uk

Hottest Fashion Trends (2nd September 2013)

From a classic lace dress to a stunning silk skirt – this autumn leave the dark clothes in your wardrobe for a few extra weeks and head out in bright pinks and floral prints, complimented by some of this years most popular monochrome essentials.

Riviera Dusky Pink Dress


Riviera Dusky Pink DressOne of AW13’s biggest trends, pink hues makes the prettiest addition to new season wardrobes. Our dusky pink Riviera dress is set to be a ‘must have’ hit! Design features include a Hepburn inspired pencil dress with a vintage feel. This backless design is highlighted with a luxurious French duchess satin waistband and couture back bow.

Available from ThePrettyDressCompany.com

Monochrome Print Batwing Sleeve Chiffon Top


Monochrome Print Batwing Sleeve Chiffon TopNew to the Little Mistress AW13 collection is this stunning Chiffon Top. The monochrome long sleeve top, featuring monochrome abstract print with batwing sleeve is an ideal addition to anyone’s autumn wardrobe this year.

Available from Little-Mistress.co.uk

Nude Floral Embellished Ballet Shoes


Nude Floral Embellished Ballet ShoesBy Red Herring, these nude leatherette ballet flat shoes have a round toe, a canvas trim and metallic floral embellishment on the toe.

Available from Debenhams.com

Tennika Basic Wet Look Leggings


Tennika Basic Wet Look LeggingsSnap up these wet look, faux leather leggings for an instant wardrobe update. Team with a basic motif t-shirt and platform boots to grunge it up.

Available from MissGuided.co.uk

Closet Satin Feel Cropped Jacket


Closet Satin Feel Cropped JacketThis cute satin feel black tuxedo jacket is the perfect desk to dinner addition to your wardrobe! With silky soft lining and long sleeves this cropped jacket has faux pockets and inserted notches on the lapels.

Available from ClosetClothing.co.uk

Hottest Fashion Trends (28th August 2013)

Sorry! We know we’re a little late with this weeks Fashion Trends, but we’re stil getting over the Bank Holiday weekend if you know what we mean 😉 This week two trends stand head and shoulders above everything else… 2-In-1 dresses and Tartan (as seen on Victoria Beckham). So why wait? Get trend setting before everyone else with our 5 top picks;

Blush Diamante 2-In-1 Dress


Blush diamante 2 in 1 dressAn easy outfit-in-one. The 2in1 dress will flatter your figure with the illusion of smart separates. Blush bodice with diamante detailing and black pencil skirt 2-in-1 dress wearing length 96 cms. 100% Polyester and machine washable.

Available from DorothyPerkins.com

G21 Tartan Skirt


G21 Tartan SkirtFor a fashion forward look opt for this G21 tartan skirt. Cut to an A line shape and accented with pleats, to flatter you female figure. This G21 Tartan Skirt has back zip fastening and 2 front pockets.

Available from Asda.com

Bex So In Fashion Hoody in Hot Pink


Bex So In Fashion Hoody in Hot PinkKeep comfy this season with So in Fashions Bex Hoody! Remember you can still look cool when dressed casual. This super comfy zip up hooded jacket is perfect for any dressed down outfit look. Pair with your comfiest jeans or leggings for a casual outfit choice.

Available from SoInFashion.com

Converse All Star Hi Floral Print


Converse All Star Hi Floral PrintSince Chuck Taylor gave his signature in 1923 to the Allstar footwear model, an Icon was born. This originally designed basketball footwear style is timeless and iconic the world over. No shoe is more iconic than the Chuck Taylor All star. This style features a floral print canvas based upper, hi top boot style and classic white rubber sole. This colourway is also exclusive to OFFICE and Offspring stores.

Available from Office.co.uk

Elle Macpherson Intimates Eyelash Contour Bra


Elle Macpherson Intimates Eyelash Contour BraPretty eyelash lace adorns the moulded cups of the Elle Macpherson Eyelash Contour Bra. Featuring super soft adjustable straps and a silk cradle, this underwired bra secures with a two hook and eye fastening.

Available from Figleaves.co.uk

Hottest Fashion Trends (19th August 2013)

The lack of sunshine could be to blame, or the fact that retailers are starting to reveal their AW13 collections, whatever the reason we’re seeing a few autumnal and winter styles hitting the trends this week. Take a look at some of the most popular below;

Phase Eight Philly Spot Top

Phase Eight Philly Spot TopA soft jersey top with a lovely polka dot print and 3/4 length sleeves. This fitted top features a side tie to clinch in the waist for a flattering feminine fit.
Available from HouseOfFraser.co.uk

Joules Black Quilted Jacket

Joules Black Quilted JacketIt’s back and better than ever! With new details to give it an even more stylish look and feel, our favourite quilted jacket has been given a new lease of life. The traditional diamond quilt remains and on the side panels you’ll noticed we’ve shrunk the size of them to give the appearance of a very complementary shape. Finished with a stunning printed lining and authentic brass poppers.
Available from Joules.com

Karen Millen Mixed Graphic Shirt

Mixed graphic stripe soft sleeveless shirtStaying with this years monochrome trend, this sleeveless shirt is the perfect investment for the new season. The masculine tailoring trend is set to continue and this shirt is a must have building block, which can be layered upon as the season evolves.
Available from KarenMillen.com

Linda Farrow The Row, Red Round Acetate Sunglasses

Linda Farrow The Row Red Round Acetate SunglassesThe Row, red round acetate sunglasses from the Linda Farrow for The Row collection. Linda Farrow marries the art of contemporary must-have frames with The Row’s minimalist, elegant chic. Lovingly crafted to glamorous perfection, they’re the absolute epitome of high-end eyewear with a difference.
Available from Liberty.co.uk

MinkPink Summer Chelsea Dress

MinkPink Summer Chelsea DressMINKPINK are an Australian label specialising in fun, fashionable and affordable garments for stylish women. Inspired by vintage styles and the newest silhouettes from high-end designers, the enthusiastic design team blend influences to create flattering pieces for fashion forward women everywhere. Always way ahead of the high street, MINKPINK are one of the hottest labels to come blazing out of the Antipodes.
Available from Zalanda.co.uk

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Aftershock London – Official Wardrobe Sponsor of Miss England‏

miss englandThe Miss England competition is England’s most respected beauty title, and is the only competition in the country that then sends it’s winner onto the Miss World Beauty Pageant as a representative for England.

Miss World is undoubtedly one of the world’s biggest TV shows and is filmed and broadcast to over 140 countries worldwide. It has been in existence since 1952 and in 2012, Miss World’s 62nd beauty pageant was carried out in China.

Aftershock London are proud to announce that they are the official wardrobe sponsor for Miss England 2013, and with this in mind have created an array of stunning dresses, not only fit for Miss England, but any lady that’s looking for that stunning dress for that special occasion.

Tadila Silk Short Dress

Tadila Silk Short Dress TadilaFlapper- dress with a bouncy, fun sequin hemline, the ‘Tadila’ is a must-have for any party princess. Silk, with a round neckline and sleeveless cut, a dress like this never gets too old. This party dress features a mix of beads and sequin design, with larger multi-shaped sequins towards the bottom hem of the dress. Wear our three-pearl ‘Gemma’ ring to match.

Aluna Animal Print Dress

Aluna Animal Print Dress AlunaAn animal ombre print high-low chiffon dress features beads and embellishments around the bust and waist. The dress is fully lined for effortless wearing. and features bust cups. Wear this dress at any special occasion for a timeless and confident look.

Francesca Baby Doll Dress

Francesca Baby Doll Dress FrancescaThis Francesca baby doll dress is heavily embellished with stained golden antique sequins running down the dress in a waterfall fashion with beautiful embroidered flowers at the bottom. This halter neck dress has an incredibly sexy back with a rope of beaded embellishment running down the bare back. A true show stopping dress for anyone who loves getting noticed.

Chiffon Evening Dress

Chiffon Evening Dress CassandraShort evening dress, cream coloured. Be a prim princess in this unfailingly elegant design. Layered chiffon skirt, and hand-stitched floral design. Make the ultimate fashion landmark in this wear.

Loretta Sequin Feather Dress

Loretta Sequin Feather Dress LorettaLoretta dress with a bouncy, fun feather hemline, it is a must-have for any party princess. Featuring a round neckline and sleeveless cut, a dress like this never gets too old. This party dress features a mix of beads and sequin design. Wear our three-pearl ‘Gemma’ ring to match.

Hottest Fashion Trends (12th August 2013)

Take a look at our Hottest Fashion Trends below, as we show you the 5 most wanted fashion items and celeb styles you’re buying right now.

Mia Flare Dress

Mia Flare DressReiss contrast detail fit and flare dress. Mia in duck egg blue is a slash neck cap-sleeved dress. In a flattering fit and flare shape, this stylish dress is given a modern spin with contrast trim detail to the bust, waist and hem. It fastens to the back with a concealed zip.
Available from Reiss.com

Bey So In Fashion Bracelet

Bey So In Fashion BraceletLeather jewellery is big for this season; try The Bey So in Fashion Bracelet. This slim green leather look bracelet wraps twice around the wrist and is complete with gold effect miniature chain detail to toughen up the item. Finished with gold circular studs and clear diamontes, this is an easy wear piece perfect for pairing with any outfit this summer.
Available from SoInFashion.com

Label Lab Oversize tie dye blouse

Label Lab Oversize tie dye blouseGive tie dye and modern makeover with this oversized blouse. Perfect as a layering piece, this sheer blouse will add instant edge to your look and the longer length and three-quarter length sleeves make it a super-flattering option no matter what your shape or size. Team with leggings and a vest for a laid-back look.
Available from HouseOfFraser.co.uk

ILWF Yellow Quilted Chain Tote Bag

ILWF Yellow Quilted Chain Tote BagA beautiful classic bag with a bright summer twist . Its a must have with its yellow quilted texture and the staple gold chain. Use this nag as a statement piece and clash some colours and prints in your wardrobe. Why not wear with the LOVE Orange Floral Diamond Back Culottes Playsuit for a summer day look or the against the LOVE Black Cross Over Playsuit for a standout look.
Available from InLoveWithFashion.com

Stuart Weitzman Cadena Ale beige sandals

Stuart Weitzman Cadena Ale beige sandalsLeather Stuart Weitzman sandals. Centre strap decorated with leather braiding and metal chains. Flat heel with a gold chain border. Strap in the back with a metal buckle on the side for a great fit.
Available from Spartoo.co.uk

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