#StylistLive

The Peachy team and I were excited to head into London to Stylist Live last Thursday to support long time client, Yull Shoes.  In addition to supporting Sarah, we were able to make some new connections with exciting brands, witness the best of the high street on the catwalk and learn more about the journey of Stylist Magazine.

Issue 1

Issue 1

The journey of the magazine really resonates with me.  In 2009, one month into my first PR internship, Stylist Magazine launched.  I was still becoming familiar with the media landscape at the time but I realised the importance of this launch and I distinctly remember picking up a copy of the Angelina fronted Issue 1.  Stylist then stood out as one of the most exciting publications for women and, thanks to Lisa Smosarski and her editorial team, it is still one of the most exciting publications that breaks ground with its initiatives and content .  

Six years on, I've learnt, I've grown and I now run a thriving PR agency with an exciting young team and inspiring clients.  Six years on, Stylist is the modern woman's bible and is as on the pulse, as relevant and as fresh as it was when it launched.

Stylist is a title that we all get excited about placing in, and, in turn, one that clients love to find themselves in.  Stylist Live is the next evolution for such a loved and respected title and we can only offer our congratulations to the team for doing such an incredible job.

Full of exciting brands, unique and interactive experiences, stimulating workshops and talks as well as catwalks, hair and make up master-classes and book signings, Stylist Live had it all and marks a stunning achievement for this free, jam-packed weekly.

We can't wait to see where the next 6 years takes this title.  Continuing to stay relevant and moving with technology, the team behind Stylist is building a brand that transcends the magazine's original purpose.  We love the fact that we are able to work with magazines such as Stylist and we wonder how our journey will unfold alongside theirs over the coming years.  So much has happened since I stepped into PR as Stylist was being brought to life that I'm excited to see what the next six years holds for Peachy PR and for the Peaches that are currently making their own way and building their path in this exciting industry.

- Fiona

A photo opp before we even get to the door!

A photo opp before we even get to the door!

The Journey - Stylist's starting point back in 2009

The Journey - Stylist's starting point back in 2009

Just a few of the striking covers that Stylist have commissions over the years

Just a few of the striking covers that Stylist have commissions over the years

Getting creative and designing our own Stylist Magazine covers *fuelled by bubbly*

Getting creative and designing our own Stylist Magazine covers *fuelled by bubbly*

We do love a catwalk!

We do love a catwalk!

The Yull stand looking fantastic as always

The Yull stand looking fantastic as always

Of course the Peaches spotted another photo opp ;)

Of course the Peaches spotted another photo opp ;)

LFW Street Style Spotting

Paris Fashion Week maybe be kicking into gear and adding the finishing flourish to fashion month, but we're still in LFW mode and stealing the best trends from the street style kings and queens of the moment.  Take a look at the key trends we're loving....

HEAD TO TOE FLORAL

Florals are consistently at the top of the trend list and these fashionistas stepped out in full flower power attire and proved why at LFW last week. The two piece trend was amped up a level, as traditional William Morris-inspired prints were spied on trouser suits galore. Christine Barberich (left) looked chic from top to bottom in a floral Mother of Pearl pantsuit at the Jonathan Saunders show.  Kate Foley (right) from Opening Ceremony took to the streets in a kimono-style floor length dress scattered with flowers, complete with chunky waist belt. No matter what the season, we can’t get enough of feminine florals!

TWO TONE FUR

Ditch your generic brown fur coat for this winter, as this season it’s all about the playful two tone fur pieces. Last year’s bright and bold fur trend is back for seconds, as spotted worn by Made in Chelsea star Rosie Fortescue (right).  She oozed sass at LFW last week in her sky blue and faded grey furry number, teamed with suede knee highs.  Tracey Cheng (left) was seen rocking a super fluffy red and pink striped oversized coat from House of Holland.  It seems real fur is definitely out and faux fur is very firmly in. Many LFW attendees substituted the real deal for colourful and eye-catching faux pieces, creating a furry frenzy on the streets of London.  We’re in love! 

THE APPLIQUÉ BOMBER

Seen all over the catwalk at shows from the likes of Tommy Hilfiger and Hunter this year, the appliqué bomber jacket is the hottest transitional piece as the colder weather creeps in.  The bomber is shaken up in a colourful new twist; playful appliqué characters are placed onto the jacket to create fun fashion pieces with plenty of personality.  This ‘too cool for school’ look was adopted by many of the LFW attendees last week.  Fashion blogger Bryanboy (middle) screamed effortless chic in this cobalt blue satin bomber with illustrative appliqué faces stitched onto the front panels.  

PAINTERLY PRINTS

One of our favourite street style trends at LFW; brushstroke brights were spotted worn by a number of fashionistas last week.  Paint splashes combine with sketchy motifs to create a fun and playful print trend.  We at Peachy think that Japanese designer Yoshi Itu (right) might have popped along to LFW straight from his art studio, as he showcased his Matisse-inspired brushstroke coat complete with paint smudges on his face.  Daria Shapovalova (middle) also illustrated this trend perfectly when she attended the Burberry show in a Belinski coat covered in paint splodges and scribbles.  Pass us the crayons, we want to get involved! 

NYFW Trend Round Up

As summer draws to a seemingly abrupt and gloomy close for the year, at Peachy HQ we are already fantasising about warmer weather and keeping our beady eyes on the up and coming trends emerging from the Spring 2016 collections at New York Fashion Week. We've pulled out the key looks dominating the catwalks right now and the hottest trends to watch out for next year.

TASSELS        

We all love some fringing to channel a bit of bohemian into an outfit and it was seen used in a variety of ways across the catwalks at NYFW. Tangled tassels were added onto feminine dresses, adding movement and life to delicate pieces. Dion Lee’s textural collection demonstrated looped hanging tassels swinging from woven and braided pieces. Shorter, woolly fringing was seen at Christian Siriano, placed diagonally in bands across an off the shoulder top and pencil skirt combo. Prabal Gurung combined intricate embellishments with long and stringy tassels across a slashed diagonal hemline.  

Dion Lee, Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung

Dion Lee, Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung

ORANGE

We have raved previously in our blog about the colour orange, and it seems it isn’t going to end there. Shades from tangerine all the way to deep cinnamon were seen on the catwalk this week; could it be this is the colour to watch again for next year? Jeremy Scott’s loud and proud 60’s inspired collection showcased bright citrus oranges clashing with pink; he even included some playful orange polka dots prints onto tie-front blouses and summer dresses. Prabal Gurung looked to Nepali influences for his collection, using Holi powder hues - red, yellow and all sunset shades in between. Luxurious fabrics used by Altazurra created fluid lines in a range of earthy, burnt orange tones, offset by brighter citrus colours. 

Altazurra, Prabal Gurung, Jeremy Scott

Altazurra, Prabal Gurung, Jeremy Scott

TIE DYE

The beachy tie dye trend is back in a big way for Spring 2016, spotted all over the catwalk at shows from Tomas Maier, Thakoon and Rachel Comey, to name a few! The colourful trend sees fabrics dipped, scrunched, bleached and crumpled to create a diverse range of patterns. Tie dye was a key element of the collection from BCBG Max Azaria, who was inspired by LA fashion and surf culture. Muted blue and green batik pieces were layered over lightweight knits and loose fitting harem trousers. Lighter and brighter tie dyed patterns were seen at Raquel Allegra and Altazurra, who both combined complimentary inky blues and lemon yellows. 

Raquel Allegra, BCBG Max Azria, Altazurra 

Raquel Allegra, BCBG Max Azria, Altazurra 

CROCHET

Nothing screams summer festival vibes like some chunky crochet pieces. The beachy, boho vibes continue for our final key trend, heavily used in the tropical island inspired collection from Tommy Hilfiger. Multi-coloured crochet pieces from dresses to swimwear graced the catwalk, combined with knitted striped bucket hats and mesh vests. Hilfiger’s style is echoed by BCBG Max Azaria, who continues the colourful loose knits with slouchy crochet tank tops, also combined with brightly coloured buckets. Custo Barcelona took a slightly more delicate approach with a cream crochet blouse layered under a soft citrus toned jacket. 

Tommy Hilfiger, Custo Barcelona, BCBG Max Azria

Tommy Hilfiger, Custo Barcelona, BCBG Max Azria

Don't be afraid of the dark

In the world of colour, change is upon us. Yes, the wheel has turned once again, grey and charcoal tones have had their moment and now it’s time to reach for regal blues. Be inspired by dark indigos and navy tones as they’re creating a storm. Providing the perfect mysterious, inky backdrop for this season’s most sort after metallic accents, copper and brass.

Images from: Decoholic.org

Images from: Decoholic.org

This moody, yet luxe look is hitting the ground running, with darker earthy tones predicted to enter the pallet as we fast approach AW15. A dramatic interior has never been easier to recreate, as growing popularity of this combination has witnessed a growth of striking fabrics, soft furnishings and home accessories.