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Feature Autumn Hair Fashion

Autumn Hair Fashion

This autumn its time for some sophistication. Liz Coggins reveals the new season’s styles with some expert professional tips from top salon Sassoon

Modern Elegance
This season capture the mood of the moment with understated matt textures. “This short style needs minimal attention for a sleek and fabulous look”, says Gareth Vance, Senior Creative Director at Sassoon Salon Leeds.

To maximise a polished, glossy finish ensure you blow-dry the hair in a downward direction and wrap the hair around the head shape. This will create a sleek, high-gloss shine with natural, effortless movement. Add a deep side-parting…




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Feature Regeneration & investment at Lambert’s Yard to create alternative to high street retail giants

Development prepares for launch with two day business support programme run by the Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE)

Located in one of Leeds’ most historic quarters, Lambert’s Yard is set to become the city’s leading destination for independent design, fashion and lifestyle in autumn 2014.

Following a successful pop-up shop in winter 2013, the next phase of the Lambert’s Yard project is an upcoming New Market Entry Programme (NMEP), a two day course on 26th and 27th June. The programme, run by the Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE), will bring together industry leaders from the world of fashion and design to share their expertise on how to manage and build a successful fashion label.

 

The programme aims…

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Interview One Night Only Play It With Style

We talk tailoring, shopping in the VQ and modelling for Burberry with two fifths of Yorkshire band One Night Only, singer guitarist George Craig and drummer James Craig

You got your big fashion break through the band.

George: Designer and Burberry’s chief creative officer Christopher Bailey saw the video for ‘Just For Tonight’ and called me in. I tried on some suits and didn’t really know what was going on, but then I got a call to ask me to model for the brand. Talk about a big break. It opened so many doors and I’ve met some great people. Burberry’s a real part of my look and they’re so savvy when it comes to music, it’s brilliant to be part of it. The team at Burberry are…

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Feature Playful Leeds

Stevie J Kilgour looks at a scheme to make Leeds city centre more fun

Already a thriving hub for music, TV and sporting excellence within these fair isles, our wonderful city is again looking to lead the way in interactive art, creative play and inspiring the imagination of every man, woman and child in Leeds.

The Leeds-based community development consultancy Cultivate are looking to inspire minds and bring out the playful side of the city, through a new project called Playful Leeds. It works on the idea that childhood is not the only time in our life when we should take a moment to push our imagination, let out a burst of energy and…

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Shop Profile The Kooples' First Yorkshire Store

The Parisian brand moves into York's designer outlet. Suffice to say, we're excited

There is excitement in the fashion camp up here in the north of England following the opening of ultra-chic Parisian brand The Kooples’ first ever outlet store at Yorkshire’s McArthurGlen York Designer Outlet.

The Kooples is the place to go for oh-so-Parisian sharp, chic, vintage-inspired fashion for both men and women. It has only been going for four years, but brothers Alexander, Laurent and Raphael Elicha (sexy, eh?) have already opened 194 stores across Europe (with 27 in the UK alone) and they don’t show signs of slowing down as they make their debut in Yorkshire.

The Kooples says:…

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Shop Profile Ace Clothing, Duncan Street, Leeds

We met Sue Newal, owner of Ace Clothing, which opened back in 1977, making it one of Leeds' oldest independent fashion stores

Ace has come a long way from it’s origins as X Clothing on Call Lane (before it was the trendy end of town) to the shop they currently occupy on Duncan Street, which is rapidly becoming notorious for vintage inspired shops.

Ace isn’t just any independent clothes shop. Unlike many other shops of their kind they have stood the test of time and have been trading since 1977, making them one of the longest standing independent shops in Leeds. So what is the secret to owner Sue Newal’s success? "We’ve always stuck at it and we’ve always reinvested in…

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News VQ Named Great Place in Awards

The Leeds shopping destination beats off national competition at the Urbanism Awards

Following its recent success at the UK Property Awards, Leeds’ shopping development, Victoria Quarter, scooped another prestigious award on Friday 11th November, when it was voted 2012’s Great   Place by the Academy of Urbanism.

The Urbanism Awards were initiated in 2006 to develop a strong evidence base for high quality, innovative and sustainable urbanism. The Awards process seeks to identify and recognise the best, most enduring or most improved urban environments at various levels of scale and to understand better the processes by which they are nurtured, used and enjoyed.

The annual Call for Entries was launched in…

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Shop Profile Illamasqua Opens in the Victoria Quarter

The brand that counts Courtney Love, Beth Ditto and Lady Gaga amongst its fans opens in Leeds

Last month saw the opening of iconic British makeup brand Illamasqua in Leeds’ home of high fashion, the Victoria Quarter. The cosmetic company, which has its beginnings here in Leeds, has been hailed by British Vogue as a cult beauty brand – and we can see why; with its dark and glamorously dissolute image, Illamasqua oozes ethereal mystery and vampiric sex appeal.

Collections like ‘Art of Darkness’, the signature ‘Freak Fragrance’, and a dramatically decadent poster campaign combine to give Illamasqua that sexy, sinister Tim Burton-film feel. And if that’s not enough to set your spine tingling, Illamasqua have…

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Shop Profile Flagship Shadestation Opens

The VQ store relocates its collection of designer sunglasses, watches and jewellery

Shadestation, the UK’s largest independent sunglasses and watch retailer opened its flagship new store in the Victoria Quarterlast month. The 1,500 square feet store boasts a flagship Oakley store-in-store with its own Custom Programme kiosk, one of only two in the world, where customers can build their own unique shades with their choice of frame colour and finish, lens and tint.

The store, which used to have a smaller branch further up the arcade, also hosts more than 200 Rayban sunglasses and a collection of jewellery and watches from labels including Bibi, Danone, Coeur de Lion, Guess, Fossil, D&G…

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Shop Profile Michelsberg Tailoring

Leeds tailor to the stars, James Michelsberg opens VQ store with glittering party

Guests arrived from as far away as Amsterdam to be part of the launch of the bespoke tailor James Michelsberg‘s Victoria Quartershop last month.

“It was a fantastic evening”, says the Leeds tailor. “Not only was I surrounded by friends and family, but it was amazing to see the support from my fabulous loyal customers, fellow VQ tenants, and so many of my suppliers. All the top brass from John Fosters, Dugdales, Bateman Ogden, Taylor & Lodge, Scabal, Premier Worsteds, Dormeuil, Hainsworths and W.T.Johnson attended. When it comes to quality textiles, let’s face it, Yorkshire’s the best.”

Michelsberg…

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