DONATION OF THE DAY
HUNTING FOR TATLER TREASURE
CHANEL'S SUPERMARKET SWEEP
KATE MOSS FOR TOPSHOP
DONATION OF THE DAY
MOSCHINO: CHEAP OR CHIC?
LFW: A VERY BRITISH AFFAIR
LONDON FASHION WEEK: THE STORY SO FAR
DONATION OF THE DAY
DAY 7: ELIZABETH AND JAMES
DAY 7 MBFW: UPDATE
TOPSHOP X ADIDAS ORIGINALS
LET THE FASHION CIRCUS COMMENCE
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PRETTY GREEN, PRETTY PLEASE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE QUEEN!
Kate Moss turns 40 today, and the woman is still just about the coolest thing since sliced bread - in the fashion world and out of it.
Here's a quick look at the icon starting out fresh faced in 1990 on the July cover of The Face magazine at just 16, famously shot by photographer Corinne Day for 'The Daisy Age' of the 3rd Summer Of Love...
And here she is today; recently shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for the iconic Playboy magazine for their 60th anniversary issue, which was released in December. It was only natural that this supermodel was chosen to represent 60 years of the brand in an 18 page, artful, semi-nude feature.
Happy Birthday Queen K, and we hope you've got a few more years left in you yet!
GOLDEN GLOBES 2014
So award season begins and it kicked off last night with the Golden Globes, with every A-lister vying to mark their fashionable territory for the season on this years Red Carpet. Emma Watson is one actress that needn't worry about her fashion credentials though, as she proved last night that she will very much be staying at the top of this year's best dressed lists, thanks to her show stopping Dior Couture number.
2014: THE YEAR OF STYLISH WALKIES
Today's Donation of The Day is a collection of brand-new Cath Kidston goodies for you and your pooch.
A new lead, bowl and treat tin; your fury friend will be enjoying a post-Christmas treat frenzy - and so will you, with this fabulous polka dot shoulder bag.
These bargains will be in our Pershore (01386 556270) shop from today... But not for long!
Who says sequins are only for the party season? This beautiful oversized and slouchy sequin blazer is the perfect post-party-antidote your wardrobe needs, as it's just on the right side of relaxed.
Wear with jeans and boots for dinner with friends or layer over a shift dress and opaque tights for anything described as 'smart/casual'.
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS.... CHANEL & YSL
Forget the rules: today we have TWO Donation's of The Day! And when they come in the form of vintage Chanel & YSL then who's counting?
We received this amazing cream blouse from one of our supporters, and it's simple, elegant shape, yet intricate stripe detailing and authentic Chanel C buttons, make it even more covetable up close. With an original paper 'Fabrique en France' label sewn in, including it's product number, we suspect this blouse was made between 1969-1989.
But it was a double whammy... Check out these beautiful YSL clip on earrings! Their classic shape (and the fact that they're clip-on) makes them perfect for anyone, anytime. Whether it's adding a bit of much needed Christmas sparkle to your party outfit, or everyday sparkle to your school-run outfit; when you're wearing earring that look as good as these it doesn't matter.
CLOTHES SHOW: THE STYLE SELECTION
This time last week, The Clothes Line were getting into the stylish swing of things at Clothes Show Live 2013. So it's been a few days since we departed, and since then we've been scouring the photos we took for the shoppers we thought had individual and confident outfits, and most importantly; that represented The Clothes Line style, and the kind of clothes & accessories we receive and sell.
We had such a huge number of you come and say hi and get your pictures taken, but we managed to get all of you onto our Facebook page here. So if you haven't already - then get liking and tagging!
It was hard - BUT - we also managed to narrow it down even further, and have finally chosen the ultimate Clothes Line style ambassadors. And here they are...
This is one stylish Mama; shopping with her also well-dressed daughter Amelia (it must run in the family), we loved her smart but-practical-patent brogues, teamed with a simple shift dress and effortless boyfriend coat.
We couldn't help but notice Simmone in her electric blue number. She's nailed one of the biggest trends to hit the catwalks this year - smart tailoring - and has made it look chic by dressing down with simple flats and a gold chain collar.
With her striking red rain mac from Topshop, Millie was another shopper whose style caught our eye. She looked fab in her mesh layered dress (also Topshop), styled up with a white shirt, polka-dot socks and a bowler hat. Who'd have thought it?
Michelle, we salute you. This fashionable lady has successfully & confidently turned an outfit that says 'night-out', into a chic (& even practical) shopping ensemble. We LOVE the split side metallic maxi skirt with chunky boots combo most of all.
The Clothes Line are a big fan of anything British, so Georgia's fab Vivienne Westwood Frilly Snake bag was what got our attention. Teamed with a must have baby pink coat and chunky biker boots. We <3
We've chosen this shopper as another Clothes Line style ambassador because we love the confident colour clashing prints in her Skirt (from Black Milk Clothing), and her unique faux -fur collar, and her perfect vintage hair-do brings the look together.
Luke & Ryan
And last but definitely not least, we have Luke & Ryan. Well we couldn't forget the men could we? This pair's style definitely makes up for the few men around Clothes Show.. And we love how dapper they look. Whatever happened to just wearing a suit jacket for the sake of it? Nice work boys!
Seeing yourself on here? If so then well done, but if any of the information is wrong or you'd like anything else added in then please don;t hesitate to email Alex on email@example.com
CLOTHES SHOW LIVE 2013
Things are well and truly under way for shoppers and exhibitors alike at Clothes Show Live 2013.. We're having huge success talking to shoppers, capturing their street style, and offering them amazing vintage and pre-loved donations to buy.
Still haven't been? There's still time! The show closes at 6pm tomorrow (10th December), and The Clothes Line stand will be up and running until then. Find us in hall 19 in the Lifestyle Boutique, and here's what to look out for:
CLOTHES SHOW LIVE: THE PREVIEW
It's all go at The Clothes Line HQ as we prepare to head to Clothes Show Live at the NEC in TWO DAYS!!
We've handpicked the best of The Clothes Line new and vintage items to sell over the four day-long show, and here's an exclusive snapshot of the rail of amazing clothes we'll be selling...
From classic Levi 501's in a range of colours, sequinned party tops and oversized tartan shirts, to fab denim jackets and warm cosy shearling coats, The Clothes Line rail won't be full for very long.
Make sure you head over to stand LX136 in the Lifestyle Boutique before it all goes, and spend in style, fully assured that all your money goes to help pets in crisis this Christmas.
Clothes Show Live, NEC Birmingham, 6th- 10th December 2013
Buy tickets here: https://www.theticketfactory.com/cslb/online/
THE CLOTHES LINE GETS A-LIST APPROVAL
It may have been one of the hottest celeb-set trends of the 00's, but whilst the Mike & Chris leather jackets may have had their moment, they've certaintly not been forgotten...
The Clothes Line were thrilled to find one of our amazing supporters had donated her original Chandler Jacket by Mike & Chris this morning, and it still looks as amazing as it once did on Cameron Diaz. The soft, supple leather and high-quality craftsmanship would set you back £605, but why not have your A-list moment for a fraction of the cost?
The Chandler Jacket will be sold in a Blue Cross shop - please call 0300 777 1970 for more details on size, price and availability.
WHO SAID VALENTINO..?
Yes, we did! We've had this beautiful pair of almost new Valentino silk blend tailored trousers donated to The Clothes Line. Definitely our Donation Of The Day...
Still available online at Matches Fashion (for £835 might we add!), this timeless pair of trousers are a sound investment, and will look chic teamed with a sheer blouse and jacket for day or night.
Available from a Blue Cross shop soon - please call 0300 777 1970 for more information on size and price.
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When Beyonce shared this picture of baby Blue Ivy's tiny Timberlands, between hers Jay-Z's (below) on her Instagram earlier this year, the world gushed. She, along with so many other celebrities, also helped boost the already strong comeback of the original outdoor boot's 'cool factor'.
(Picture taken from Instagram: Beyonce 2013)
Today The Clothes Line have had this amazing pair of brand new Carvela shearling boots donated.
Lace up with a classic hiking boot sole, 'Timberland-style'; this heeled pair will add some extra cosy strut to your step this winter.
Everyone wants their wardrobe to look like this:
(image taken from www.strachan.co.uk)
Well, we can dream. But you can edit your wardrobe so that you only have items in there that you'll wear more than once - and you're halfway to a better wardrobe already.
Get sorted before Christmas and you'll be basking in how easy it is to find an outfit for the many festive occasions that we love to struggle with each year. The Clothes Line have the solutions you need to start that dreaded 'edit', and here they are...
Left to right: 1. The Tartan Blazer; it's always around from one season to the next, but whether the biggest trend or the smallest, if you've got a classic fitted blazer, you can't go wrong. 2. The LBD; every woman needs one, and this Hobbs number is perfect for day to night sophistication. 3. The Denim Shirt; it's always the go-to piece in your casual wardrobe, but this short-sleeved, boxy one is your perfect answer to this season's denim needs. 4. The oversized top; dress it up or down, not only does an oversized top always look chic, it also hides a multidude of sins (seconds, anyone?). So we this Jaeger pleat front top. 5. The Leather Trousers; not as difficult to wear as you might think, this is a trend here to stay. This pair from H&M are genuine leather, and will look just as amazing with heels or converse.
All the product shown here will be on sale at Clothes Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham, 6th -10th December 2013.
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These two items had to be our choice for today's Donation of The Day feature...
The Russell and Bromley, navy patent duo have been sent in nearly new and still with original dust bags, and in one of the hottest colours of the season, we're sure they'll be the perfect addition to any wardrobe. What a stylish way to help Blue Cross raise crucial funds for pets in crisis? The Clothes Line think so.
The shoes are a UK size 4 (Europe 37) and the bag is a very versatile size - perfect size for a lunch with friends or a more dressy evening occassion.
Well, you need to get thinking about what to wear to that Christmas party don't you?
WHO SAYS FLORALS ARE FOR SUMMER?
Florals are so typically associated with Spring and Summer, for obvious reasons, and they look great every year in the garden or by the beach. But who says you have to follow the rule book? So many designers recreate their florals for Winter, with huge success. Erdem is widely renowned for digital floral prints come rain or shine, but this season, florals are everywhere.
Erdem, Dries Van Noten and Carolina Herrera show floral dresses for AW13/14
Donation of the Day: Floral Edit
To this simple, chic, retro Topshop dress we've added a leather biker jacket from Jaeger, and the Carnaby boot from Boden that are both winter staples. All you need to complete the glamorous-grunge look is sheer black tights - welcome back to the 90's!
This gorgeous dress will be heading to a Blue Cross shop this week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more infomation.
EVERY GIRL NEEDS THAT LBD...
Check out today's Donation of the Day...This classic LK Bennett dress, brand new with tags, and an original selling price of over £200.
Whether you have a specific event in mind already, or it's simply an investment piece; this timeless Little Black Dress will become a wardrobe staple for sure. Keep it simple with black courts, or style it up with a belt and jacket, or even gloves and pearls - it's so Audrey*!
If you wan't to find out more about this stunning dress then please call 0300 77701970 and speak to one of The Clothes Line team. We'll be more than happy to let you know where you can buy this, raising money for pets in crisis.
*Hepburn, of course!
DONATION OF THE DAY
The Clothes Line HQ was thrilled this morning when we received this WOW donation.... A genuine 100% silk Diane Von Furstenberg shift dress.
It's monochrome palette and geometric print mean it's perfect for this season's parties, but it can be easily dressed down too. Just make sure you pair it with this winters trend of sheer black tights and a pair of heeled boots!
We'll be sending this to one of our Blue Cross shops this week so if you fancy it for your wardrobe then call 0300 777 1970 and one of our lovely team can you give you some more details...
STYLISH SHOPPERS - WE SALUTE YOU!
After hours of sifting through the pictures we took of you all this weekend - we settled on these four as our style ambassadors for The Clothes Line. Each of them won the hearts, minds and fashionable souls of our team, as they represented what The Clothes Line is looking for so effortlessly. So, Tomas, Michael, Nicole and Doreen - when you're bored of your outfits come spring - don't forget to request a Clothes Line bag and get donating!
For all of you who had your photos taken but can't see yourself on our blog; don't forget to follow us on Pinterest to see your style on our Westfield Board!
Tomas Campbell spotted outside Louis Vuitton smartened up his jeans with an on trend check tweed blazer, over a simple white shirt and knotted scarf. Cosy!
Doreen Turner was radiant in red outside the Champagne Bar in The Village, proudly wearing her poppy for this year's Poppy Appeal. We loved her Mulberry Willow Tote bag - in red to match too!
Michael Paul spotted outside Tiffany & Co styling up his classic waistcoat and suit jacket combo, with jeans, a trilby and leather hold-all.
Nicole Clark spotted outside the Gucci store wearing some fab silver brogues teamed with a bright blue jumpsuit; toughened up with a classic leather biker jacket.
This weekend marked the first promotional campaign from The Clothes Line; our team headed to Westfield London shopping centre on the lookout for stylish shoppers.
We had a really successful weekend, so here's a BIG thank you to everyone we talked to. Since then we've been sifting through our photo library, and will be featuring those of you we think truly represented The Clothes Line style over the next day.
Here's one of our lovely team members - Emma - ready and raring to go on Saturday morning armed with her Clothes Line pack...
WE'RE HEADING TO...
This weekend, 2nd & 3rd of November, The Clothes Line are setting up camp at the orginial Westfield London shopping centre in White City.
Our friendly team will be there Saturday and Sunday armed with their style-hunting glasses, ready to spot YOUR style. Get yourself over to the entrance of The Village on the first floor, and have your style snapped. You never know, you might see yourself featured on the blog over the next few weeks as a true ambassador of The Clothes Line style.
THE CLOTHES LINE BLOG HAS LANDED!
It's been just over a month since we launched The Clothes Line service and we can't thank you enough for your support. But, we thought it was about time we showcased just how stylish it's becoming to give to charity... hence The Clothes Line blog is born!
We'll be updating this page with all things amazing; pictures of the donations you're sending in, The Clothes Line stock in shops, as well as YOU - we want to see inspiring Clothes Line style being worn at it's most fashionable, making more people want to buy from Blue Cross shops.
Check out some of the fabulous donations we've had over the last few weeks - All available from Blue Cross shops! Please email email@example.com for more information on how you can get hold of any of these pieces.
But, please don't forget that we still need many more of you to sign up and register for a FREE bag. Get requesting here and help start a donation revolution.