GUEST POST: 2014 HAIRSTYLE TRENDS

Guest post courtesy of 'Rock Pamper Scissors'

This year has already proved that modern hairstyles are as attractive as they are unique. Indeed it seems that the fashion world has once again exerted a palpable effect upon the trends that women throughout the United Kingdom are choosing, providing numerous options to accentuate nearly any desire imaginable. So, what can we expect to see for AW14 and how can this versatility be used to enhance your look? Let us address these fashion-conscious questions:

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SIDE SWEPT BANGS:

Closely cropped styles are extremely on trend. Not only is this variation quite comfortable during the summer months, but short and side-swept banks are perfect for accentuating high cheekbones and a flowing neckline. The cropped cut is also popular in the acting world; such actresses as Halle Berry and Natalie Portman are often defined by this unique look.

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ALL ABOUT THE TEXTURE:

Layering is still popular for women of all ages. The illusion of depth is perfect for those who may have thinner and lighter hair. Textured layers will also provide a sense of light and shadow; affording any style a "pop" that can help to accentuate your look. An excellent tip here is to allow the hair to flow along the contours on either side of the face, as this will naturally draw the attention to your eyes.

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THE ROARING TWENTIES:

Another interesting trend is the re-emergence of many classic styles seen in the 1920s. Actresses such as Louise Brooks, Mary Pickford and Greta Garbo are immortalised by this sleek appeal, so it should come as no great surprise that today's modern woman desires to make a similar impression. Tightly cropped and wavy designs are quite prevalent, as are frontal bangs which dangle just above the eyebrows.

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CURLY RADIANCE:

While it can never be said that curls have fallen out of favour, they are undoubtedly very popular this year. Teased hair imbued with tints of caramel and chocolate will add a sense of depth to these curls. This may very well be the ideal choice for those with naturally lighter hair, as an extra sense of dimension can be achieved within minutes.

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"THE CHOP":
This is another term for hair that falls just above the shoulders. This "middle-of-the- road" appearance is neither too long nor too short. So, it is suited for nearly any style imaginable and in warmer weather, it can be tied back with ease. Many actresses have now embraced this look, for it is manageable and yet still vibrant and sexy.

Thankfully, it has never been easier to obtain these and other scintillating styles. Through the help of the online hairdresser portal known as Rock Pamper Scissors, the most appropriate hairdressers in Manchester and Leeds (and soon within other areas throughout the United Kingdom) can be found in mere minutes. Thus, the style and colour of your dreams is indeed much closer than you think!



Monday, 1 September 2014 // 9:48 pm







KIMONO QUEEN

FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


KIMONO - C.O. NEW LOOK // GOLD NECKLACES - EBAY // T-SHIRT DRESS - TOPSHOP // SANDALS - C.O. NEW LOOK

It feels like Summer is finally here, so it's about time to whip out my hefty collection of kimonos! This leopard print one was from New Look - I love that it's a bit different to the standard floral print you see everywhere... a bit more rock n' roll and perfect for music festivals. It'd be lovely worn over a band tee and cut-offs, but here I paired it with my new chunky wooden soled sandals (also New Look) and gold jewellery. If you are going to a festival this summer, New Look have a brilliant festival fashion timeline which might inspire you. Click here to view.

HANNAH †



Thursday, 26 June 2014 // 8:00 pm







WORKING GIRL

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TIBI MINT TWO PIECE - C.O. WISH WANT WEAR // GOLD LION NECKLACE - EBAY // GOLD WATCH - CASIO // BLACK 'LAINE' BAG - RADLEY

Sorry for the delay between posts girls. I've been super busy as it was my final university hand in last Friday, and I started my brand new career the following Monday! I've been lucky enough to bag my dream job already as a merchandiser for Figleaves.com! I work closely with the buyers to help plan and manage the lingerie range - it's absolutely amazing and I can't believe my luck.

To celebrate my new job, the lovely folk over at Wish Want Wear lent me this gorgeous Tibi two-piece to wear. If you haven't heard of the site already I highly recommend that you take a look. You can borrow brand new designer dresses straight off the catwalk and at a fraction of the price. Perfect if you have a special occasion coming up, or just deserve a treat!

I'll be moving in the next few weeks (ahhh so much change!) so I'm not sure how frequent my blog posts will be until then, though I'll do my very best. I add to my Instagram regularly if you want to stay updated - you can find the link over on the right.

Until next time,
HANNAH †



Monday, 9 June 2014 // 9:39 pm







URBAN OUTFITTERS FEATURE

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I've been featured on the Urban Outfitters blog for their alternative London city guide - take a look by clicking HERE!

HANNAH †



Tuesday, 20 May 2014 // 5:38 pm







BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK

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HAT - VINTAGE // CROP - RIVER ISLAND // TROUSERS - ASOS // SANDALS - BIRKENSTOCK

It's a super quick post today as I'm in over my head with uni work; only two weeks to go until my final hand-in and SO much left to do! Aaaaarghhh... Wish me luck!

This is just a simple outfit I wore for a day out in the sun with my mum and little sister. I'm in love with these trousers - I've wanted a pair for AGES but being 6ft tall, they've proved pretty impossible to find. THANK GOD for the ASOS tall section! I've been a very happy bunny since it launched.

I'm currently clearing out my wardrobe on Depop, so take a look! There's a link over there in the side bar -->

HANNAH †



Thursday, 15 May 2014 // 7:20 pm







NEW TATTOO

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After 6 long hours and two sessions, my beautiful new tattoo is finally finished! I couldn't be happier with it. The only problem is that it's made me really want a full sleeve tattoo, which is going to be very expensive... I guess we'll wait and see.

HANNAH †



Sunday, 4 May 2014 // 10:29 pm







CAMEL ON BLACK

FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


LONG CAMEL COAT - EBAY // BLACK CROP - TOPSHOP // BLACK JOGGERS - C.O. DOROTHY PERKINS // SNAKESKIN PLIMSOLLS - H&M // BAG - RADLEY

I'm so sick at the moment... I think I've been so busy my body has finally given up on me! But I'm starting to feel much better, thank god. I dragged myself out of bed and into town to get a new tattoo, which you can see a bit of in these photos. It's not finished yet - even after 4 hours of ink time - so I'll reveal all once it's been completed next week. I'm really happy with it so far though!

I'm thinking of making videos/vlogs for the blog, but I'm not sure what you guys would want to see or if you'd even want to watch me at all! Haha! Leave me a comment with your opinion and with any particular vlogs you'd like me to make.

HANNAH †



Tuesday, 15 April 2014 // 6:58 pm







SHOP MY CLOSET!

If you haven't already noticed, I've started up a blogshop over at Depop to help clear out my closet. Take a look - the link is over in the sidebar.

Check back in a couple of days for an outfit post as well as my new tattoo's big reveal... It's going to be a big one!

HANNAH †



Monday, 7 April 2014 // 8:46 pm







STATIC & SILENCE & A MONOCHROME VISION

FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


London Fashion Week feels like a lifetime ago, and I know this post is well overdue, but it's better late than never! My fashion buying & merchandising placement has meant me working 14 day stretches in a row, so time has run away with me a little bit. Can't believe this was last month... WOW. I'll be sure to do a full LFW post soon with my activities, favourite street style shots and catwalk highlights (if you guys don't think it's too stupidly late?! Let me know.)

Lately I can't deny that monochrome has stolen my heart. I've been wearing lots of all black or all white outfits, with a few combinations of the two in between. My Holly Fulton for Radley clutch bag livens things up though, with the black and white woven check and bold red graphic design.

I already have my eye on more monochrome pieces to add to my collection... Just don't tell my husband, who's already exasperated at the amount of black and white clothes shopping I've been doing!


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La Montrealaise sweatshirt from Simons, tube skirt with sheer detail from Zara, quilted PU plimsolls from H&M, Vagabond Aurora leather flats from ASOS.

HANNAH †



Monday, 17 March 2014 // 11:20 pm







RECENTLY...

FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


LONG COAT - TOPSHOP // PRINTED TEE - VINTAGE // BUCKLE BOOTS - RIVER ISLAND // LACE UP LEGGINGS - REVERSE @ ASOS // CLUTCH BAG - HOLLY FULTON FOR RADLEY

The past week has been spent tackling uni work interspersed with Sex & The City episodes, so I'm afraid I haven't got a lot to say. I am officially boring. I can't WAIT for this shitty project to be over and handed-in next week so I can get back to having a social life - London Fashion Week here I come!

These are just a couple of outfits I've worn recently in the crappy cold weather. Please though, everyone, take a moment to admire my new clutch bag. It's my baby and the most expensive piece of fashion I own at £250. Worth every penny though! I'm a huge Holly Fulton fan so when I heard she was doing a collection for British handbag brand Radley I just had to have one (it helps that I work there now and get a neat little discount). I love it to pieces - it's the perfect day clutch.

HANNAH †



Wednesday, 5 February 2014 // 6:17 pm







I'M BACK BITCHES

FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


NIKE CROP - EBAY // BODY CHAIN - MARKET // PLAID TROUSERS - VINTAGE // PLIMSOLLS - ASOS

YES, I'M BACK! And for good this time!

It's no secret that I haven't been the best blogger for the past year or so. As well as the stresses of wedding planning and a huge amount of uni work, what you guys didn't know is that I was going through a lot personally. Both my grandpa and little sister spent long periods in and out of hospital and almost lost their lives, I myself suffered severely with endometriosis and had a operation to treat it, plus there's been another serious illness diagnosis for me quite recently. That's just the tip of the iceberg though and the things I can actually talk about! Other than marrying my beautiful husband, 2013 was the shittest year of my life - this affected my blogging hugely

However, things are looking so much brighter for 2014 and my whole outlook on life has changed. I cut and dyed my hair and have a new look, I'm healthy eating and not drinking alcohol, I cut a huge amount of fake friends out of my life, and I'm super positive about everything. I feel like I'm in a really good place and can get back to blogging properly now, and I can't wait.

Thank you so much to everyone who was patient and stuck with Fashion Kill despite my flakiness and un-kept promises; I was in a really bad way and stretching myself far too thin. I know 2014 is going to be a great year and I can't wait to share it with you all.

HANNAH †



Saturday, 18 January 2014 // 10:38 pm







CLOTHES SHOW LIVE - BLOGGERS BREAKFAST

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This is no ordinary outfit mirror pic - this is a cheeky snap in the Sanderson's special penthouse lift, heading up to the Clothes Show Live bloggers breakfast on Thursday morning. I just couldn't resist! In fact, it took all my willpower to hold it together, show some sense of blogging professionalism, and not go snap crazy when I exited into the immaculate penthouse suite. As you can probably guess, I've never been into a penthouse suite before... let alone the penthouse suite of a top London hotel where I was about to meet Henry Holland, Jade Thompson and blogging royalty Sasha Wilkins of Liberty London Girl.

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Myself along with a few other bloggers had been invited to breakfast to discuss Clothes Show Live and its 25th anniversary, which is an amazing feat! It's still going strong after all these years, if not stronger than ever, and is something many women look at with fond memories. For me, it was one of my first introductions to the fashion world and is what made me want to be a part of it - I think that's the case for many girls. If you haven't been yet then I would highly recommend it! I definitely plan on being there this year.

FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


Henry, Jade and Sasha were all there for an informal discussion about the Clothes Show and what it meant to them, since they're all a big part of the event this year. Henry - who I've interviewed before and is truly one of the loveliest guys you'll ever meet - is presenting in the ALCATEL ONETOUCH Fashion Theatre along with Clothes Show legend Caryn Franklin. Top model Jade is the face of the show, and Sasha will be on hand to inspire and educate with her fashion knowledge.

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This year's Clothes Show Live will take place between the 6th and the 10th December at NEC, Birmingham, and will be featuring over 500 leading fashion and beauty brands, non stop catwalk shows and inspirational fashion demonstrations. It's set to be bigger and better than ever - get more information or buy tickets at clothesshowlive.com

HANNAH †



Tuesday, 19 November 2013 // 7:19 pm







HALLOWEEN HORRORS

FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


I'M FINALLY BACK! I have so much to blog about these next few weeks - a few outfit photos have already been taken, plus there's all the wedding gossip to share now I'm a married woman! But what better way to make my comeback than with a Halloween post? It's my absolute favourite time of year and I love nothing more than getting covered in fake blood and gore, as you can probably tell from the photos. This is what me and Andrew (the new hubby!) wore to a Halloween party on Saturday night. Since we got married just 3 weeks ago, it seemed too perfect for words to go as a zombie bride and groom. Everyone loved it and I think we looked pretty BLOODY awesome! Please excuse the terrible pun...

I'd love to hear about your Halloween plans and costume ideas, so leave me a comment. I can never get enough of Halloween! Also, HUGE thank you to everyone for being patient with me during this hiatus. I'm back for good now and will reply to all your lovely comments as soon as I can (there's a bit of a backlog, sorry!)

HANNAH †



Monday, 28 October 2013 // 12:38 pm







AVENUE 32

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I was at Holborn underground station on Friday, minding my own business and waiting to catch the tube home, when an advertorial for Avenue 32 came up on the video screen - pictured above. I don't usually get excited by anything shown on the underground's many screens, but Avenue 32 is my favourite online shopping destination OF ALL TIME. I know I can't afford to buy much from there but *fingers crossed* one day I will, and it's my main source of shopping inspiration and guilt free browsing. They stock such a wide range of cutting edge designers; from fashion week favourites such as JW Anderson and Eudon Choi, to little known but edgy labels like Muveil.

I've been browsing the site for my top A/W picks, and these are just a few:


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I think I'm obsessed with the PVC coat! Anything PVC or leather is high up on my new season wish list, and Avenue 32 stocks so much of it... If only I had the money to spend! If you haven't already checked out the Avenue 32 website I'd definitely recommend it - avenue32.com

HANNAH †



Monday, 30 September 2013 // 1:54 pm







THE BIG REVEAL & IMPORTANT UPDATE

FASHION KILL blog, by Hannah May Rose †


I don't know how many of you saw my post yesterday about going on a hiatus and then starting the blog afresh due to personal issues - have a read if you haven't - but I got a little too excited and decided to bring the launch forward! I will still be on an official hiatus until after my wedding on the 5th October but I may post once or twice in that period if I get the chance. I'm just so excited about everything!

As you can see, London Rose is now FASHION KILL. It was important for me to create a new blog identity as my life got pretty complicated this year and blogging suffered massively as a result. This is a mark of a new chapter, new passion, and me taking this blog seriously again.

The old blog URL (london--rose.blogspot.com) will be automatically redirected to the new domain (fashionkill.co.uk) so you don't need to worry about anything. I'd love to know what you think of the new blog look and name, as well as any other changes you'd like to see - please leave me a comment. Maybe there's something you'd like me to add - youtube videos for example?

Thanks again for being so patient with me this past year. Personally, it's been the toughest of my life but the future is looking bright.

HANNAH †



Tuesday, 24 September 2013 // 7:07 pm







HIATUS - THEN BACK WITH A BANG

Just wanted to let you guys know that I have decided to take a short hiatus from blogging, seeing as I'm finding it hard to make time for it at the moment. My little sister has been pretty ill in hospital and I've been juggling wedding planning along with that, since my wedding is in 12 days now. Can you believe it's so soon! After my wedding, in early October, I'll be back with a BRAND NEW BLOG NAME, NEW LOOK, AND NEW FOUND DEDICATION. So many bad things have happened to me this year that have affected my blogging I think it's time for a fresh start. Thank you all for being so patient with me this year through my ups and downs. My comeback will be worth it - I promise! Love you all.

HANNAH †



Monday, 23 September 2013 // 11:54 pm







MALIBU 1992

LONDON ROSE †


LONDON ROSE †


Recently this came through the post, courtesy of the lovely people at Gogo Philip. It's my new favourite necklace and I'm wearing it with everything! I love chunky gold jewellery and this is just the right amount of vintage and tackiness combined (in a good way!)

As soon as I saw it, the necklace evoked feelings of 1990s Versace and supermodels lounging poolside in massive Italian villas, which is kind of what it's all about. It's part of Gogo's 'Malibu 1992' range which is designed by the promoter and art director of 'Plastic' - the most famous and legendary club in Italy. This is what he says about it:

"The idea for the collection Malibu 1992 was born when I met Gogo at a party at Plastic, to launch his brand Gogo Philip. Malibu 1992 is the name of a conceptual video-art project I did 1 year ago - shown below. I decided to start this collaboration with Gogo Philip to try to translate Malibu 1992 art imaginary to something concrete, like a jewellery collection for imaginary billionaires. The collection takes inspiration from my video and in general from a California 90's 'dolce vita' mood. From the supermodel lifestyle to a decade of violent deaths in the hip-hop world."



I'm completely obsessed with the whole collection, which you can buy from gogophilip.com - check it out!

HANNAH †



Saturday, 31 August 2013 // 2:00 pm







CAUGHT IN A CAT CLAW

Listening to... Cat Claw - The Kills

LONDON ROSE †


LONDON ROSE †


CAT EAR HEADBAND WITH PEARLS - ASOS // SILVER JUMPER - VINTAGE

I've had these cat ears for ages but usually end up styling them with high waisted cut offs, a black cropped vest, red lips and big messy hair for nights out. I wanted to do something a little less grunge and a little more 'Parisian' with them - though still keeping it a little grungy with the oversized jumper! I wore this outfit out to lunch with my black chelsea boots, but my dream shoe to pair it with would be these suede Geisha doll killer heels from Aperlai...


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I LOVE the cut away heel detail and chunky platform front. The ankle strap gives them a little bit of a 'lolita' feel and they'd be perfect for grungy looks as well as classier ones: babydoll dresses and white frilly ankle socks spring to mind (a bit Courtney Love circa 1991, but with added sex appeal).

Don't forget to enter my amazing giveaway in the post below - you could win a £100 ASOS voucher!

HANNAH †



Monday, 19 August 2013 // 9:46 pm







LONDON ROSE †


I know I've been a bit shit at blogging recently due to my operation and long recovery, as well as a number of other personal matters. So to thank you all for being so patient and to mark a new start, I've teamed up with the lovely people at AO (they also have a blog) to host a truly AMAZING giveaway. One of you lucky people is going to win a £100 ASOS voucher! I'm seriously so upset it can't be me. Waaaahhhhhh!

LONDON ROSE †


LONDON ROSE †

To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter form below (easy peasy). The more entries you submit the greater chance you have of winning, and the winner will be drawn at random on the 1st September. Unfortunately, since the voucher is in UK currency, only UK residents can enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

GOOD LUCK! And make sure you check back for an outfit post in the next couple of days.

HANNAH †



Sunday, 11 August 2013 // 8:02 pm







FASHION MUSINGS & HARVEY NICHOLS

A couple of days ago I started my new job at Radley in Covent Garden. I'm not going to lie - I've never been that into designer goods or 'high end' luxury, despite being a student at London College of Fashion. I thought I was too grunge and definitely more of a charity shop/eBay/high street girl. But surprisingly, I found myself lusting after the expensive bags and gazing longingly through the windows at Mulberry next door and Nicole Fahri opposite. I realised although I'm still a down to earth Camden girl at heart, I wouldn't mind a bit of luxury in my life… In fact, I'd LOVE it! I have decided I'm going to try and spoil myself with a few high fashion pieces or little treats once in a while, as I’ve never had anything like that. My only perfume is Britney Spears (DON’T JUDGE ME, it smells good) and the most I’ve ever spent on an item of clothing is £50. Although that was with gift vouchers, mind you, and I still felt guilty about it!

When buying designer goods I think the entire experience is important, and when I think of luxury shopping my first thought is always good old Harvey Nics. It’s been featured in many of my favourite TV shows and movies, so it always springs to mind, plus seems a little 'younger' than it's competitors. I had a little browse over their website and while everything is beautiful, most is out of my price range since I'm still a poor student (I can dream though). However, their fragrance section is really wide and varied, with something for everyone's taste. A designer perfume is definitely a little piece of luxury I can afford and these are my absolute favourites:

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: YSL Paris, Love Chloe, Comme des Garcons Amazingreen.

What's your favourite perfume? And do you own any designer items?

HANNAH †



Friday, 9 August 2013 // 1:09 pm