Beauty 101** Salon Confidential clip-in extensions review

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London Social 101 was recently invited to review the Salon Confidential clip-in hair extensions.

Created by Celebrity Hair Stylist Stephanie Stevenson, Salon Confidential clip-in Hair Extensions assured me that they create an abundance of volume, gloss and bounce that we all desire. The big sell.

I’d just had my hair dyed very blonde so requested a colour match in Silky Straight.

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When they arrived I was pleasantly surprised, they really matched my colour and felt so soft. They were also so easy to use.

I simply blow-dried my hair and straightened as normal, the sectioned off my hair so that I just had a small section down at the bottom of my hair line. I twisted the hair into three sectioned and clipped the extensions into place. I think repeated this moving up my hair line in 0.5cm intervals.

Here is my hair after:

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Salon Confidential Hair Extensions come in 3 styles which include; Volume Wave, Bouncy Curl and Silky Straight. No curling, straightening or blow-drying needed. All 3 styles come in 17 multi-tonal colours. They emulate the look and feel of natural hair, blend with virtually any hair colour seamlessly, and they don’t ‘drop’ if caught out in the rain!

The Salon Confidential range are made from a unique modafibre material which gives retailers the perfect ethical traceability they require, but also in doing this the hair extensions remain pre-styled in three different styles to a permanently high end glossy salon finish. Resulting in less work for stylists and perfect results every time for customers. The consumer can choose for less gloss by adding dry shampoo to the hair extensions.

Full Set – RRP £45
Salon Confidential Hair Extensions come with 12 individual clips at 18 inches long and are the equivalent to a full head of hair. A full set gives the same weight of hair and finish as a full £2000 set of salon applied hair extensions. There is no curling, straightening or blow-drying needed, literally ‘Clip & Go’ for instant glamour.

‘On The Go’ – RRP £28
Salon Confidential ‘On The Go’ Hair Extensions come with 6 individual clips and are perfect for creating new on-trend styles such as the chignon or side-braid. They are ideal for a customer who would like to try hair extensions for the first time as they are completely affordable.

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Shopping 101 – WESTFIELD LONDON CELEBRATES FIFTH BIRTHDAY WITH LIMITED EDITION FASHION EXCLUSIVES

30 OCTOBER – 3 NOVEMBER 2013

Westfield London is excited to celebrate its fifth birthday on 30th October, 2013. In its five fabulously fashionable years, Westfield London has firmly established itself as an iconic fashion destination where shoppers can find unrivalled choice under one roof and one-off collaborations.

To mark the much-anticipated fifth birthday, a selection of Westfield London’s finest retailers will be creating a series of ‘Fashion Exclusives’ to pay homage to London’s unique style. The one-off covetable creations will be available to purchase at Westfield London only, so save-the-date and head west between the 30th October and the 3rd November to bag once-in-a-lifetime products and exclusive shopping offers.

Myf Ryan, General Manager Marketing UK & Europe, said: “Westfield London is a ground-breaking fashion destination that has surpassed expectations across the board. We believe the success that we and our retailers have enjoyed over the past five years has solidified Westfield’s authority in London’s retail and style arena.

“We are always looking to push boundaries in how we showcase our world-class fashion and entertainment offer and what we have planned for our birthday week will be no different. We are delighted that so many retailers and designers have joined us to celebrate with a range of fantastic exclusive products especially created to mark the occasion.”

Westfield London will also be teaming up with some of the UK’s top designers to create special one off pieces to celebrate the occasion whilst supporting Save the Children throughout the week.
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Coast

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Coast have designed this stunning Elba collection, combining two key Autumn Winter trends – oversized chains and mixed metal finishes.
Make sure to add a little sparkle to your birthday attire with the stand out Elba necklace, £60 and the show-stopping Elba earrings, £25

Fenn Wright Manson

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The Fenn Wright Manson modern biker is a true investment piece and will be launched in a midnight teal colour, for the fifth birthday.

Designed and made in the UK, this neat fitting biker strikes the perfect balance between edgy and refined dressing.
Made from Italian butter soft nappa, with exposed Italian metal RiRi zips, this irresistible piece is the definition of timeless cool.
£375, available only at Fenn Wright Manson, Westfield London.

Coach

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Classic and cool, Coach will be celebrating with the exclusive ‘Kimberley’ brown leather shoulder bag from their Madison collection, for £395.

REISS

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To celebrate their fifth birthday renowned British label, Reiss are offering five exclusive items.
For the ladies, two stylish dresses will be available in exclusive autumnal colourways from the 30th of October;
Claudette in deep iris and Fallow in black.
Two dresses, from left to right: Fallow £225; Claudette £189

LK Bennett

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These sophisticated shoes from the luxury British fashion house L.K.Bennett are designed to meet the lifestyle and requirements of every modern woman. £195.

Ted Baker
There are few people who love a good party as much as Ted Baker.
For Westfield’s 5th birthday, he is pleased to present exclusive new accessories that are ideal for celebrating in style and available in his
Westfield mainline and Pashion stores as well as on the pop up Sweet Shoppe.
£65; TORELA court shoes, £130

SUPERDRY

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Superdry extends its foray into tailoring with an exclusive new women’s collection, designed by Superdry founder,
James Holder and contemporary British tailor Timothy Everest.
The Muse £174.99; two Town Coats, £249.99.

Boux Avenue

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Beauty is on the inside with Boux Avenue’s exclusive lingerie line. Luxurious satin is combined with pretty black diamond
spot mesh to create the perfect boudoir beauties. So appealing you won’t want to keep it hidden…
Kimberley bra £28, Kimberley thong £12

MASCOTTE

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The new international brand exclusive to Westfield London known for its flawless style and
enormous range have created an exclusive on-trend suede ankle boot with laser cut detailing, for £155.

Hugo Boss

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The BOSS Winter ‘13 The Lordo mens coat with its classic single breasted block is made from 100% cashmere and trimmed with
a detachable fur lapel, allowing adaptability for any occasion. £3,000.

Reiss

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To celebrate their fifth birthday for the guys, renowned British label, Reiss are offering, three made-to-measure suits in exclusive fabrics will

be available with a tailoring session to ensure the perfect fit.

Men’s suits from left to right: Midnight Pindot is £500, Noir Velvet is £450 Black Jacquard is £500

Ted Baker

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For Westfield’s 5th birthday, he is pleased to present exclusive new satchel that is ideal for celebrating in style and available in his

Westfield mainline and Pashion stores as well as on the pop up Sweet Shoppe.  SKOLDAY satchel bag, £199.

House of Fraser

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Channel vintage Hollywood glamour with this exclusive gold Estee Lauder clutch.
In a stylish snakeskin print the bag is accompanied by a pillar box red lipstick. £60

Colour Copia

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COlour Copia will be launching three exclusive nail lacquers from OPI – an on-trend dusky-hued purple;
textured matte platinum for a crowning touch of elegance or be the centre of attention in an almost-black plum.
£ 11.50 each

Models Own

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Models Own is at the forefront of the nail revolution. With vibrant colours and innovative textures, the fashion and
trend colour accessory brand has developed this polish exclusively for Westfield London.
£5 each

Art 101 – RED HOT EXHIBITION

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RED HOT is a groundbreaking stills and video exhibition that celebrates red-haired male beauty while attempting to reverse the stigmas attached to ginger men in the UK.

Taking place at the Gallery in Redchurch Street from Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd of December 2013, RED HOT will be the result of a year-long photography project by Thomas Knights. Working as a fashion photographer and music video director Knights has drummed up an impressive portfolio; his work featuring in Vogue Italia, Dazed and Confused, and Marie Claire, and has also worked with Marina and the Diamonds, Labrinth, Rosin Murphy and Maya Jane Coles.

A natural redhead himself, Knights has experienced personally the negative perceptions that come with being ginger, and, having no red-haired male public role models to persuade him otherwise, he grew up feeling ashamed of his red roots. With RED HOT, Thomas has devised a photography and video concept that re-defines the perceived image of the redheaded male. The men showcased here are masculine, chiselled, cool, and proud of the way that they look. These men will be the new icons for what will hopefully be a new positive rebranding of ‘the ginger’. As Knights puts it;

“We have been conditioned to think ginger men are ugly and weak. I wanted to flip this on its head and present the redheaded male as the ‘ultimate’ alpha male.”

With celebrities like actress Nicole Kidman and model Lily Cole as elegance and style incarnate our western culture has put the ginger female on a pedestal, leaving their male counterparts outside of the limelight. No other hair colour experiences a gender inequality in the same way. Just a couple of years ago none of the London modelling agencies had any red-haired male models on their books, and red-haired actors were hugely underrepresented in TV and film. However with the

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popularity of Prince Harry, Damian Lewis and Eddie Redmayne – brilliant ambassadors for the red-haired male – public opinion does seem to be changing.

Supporting RED HOT’s light hearted and positive drive for change is the Anti-Bullying Alliance, helping to highlight the seriousness of the problem in the UK.

“The Anti-Bullying Alliance is delighted that Thomas Knights is using his incredible talent and the RED HOT exhibition to celebrate the beauty of red hair. We have a long history of singling out people with red or ‘ginger’ hair as the recipient of jokes in this country – and for children in the playground this can be used as an excuse to bully and intimidate, bringing real misery and unhappiness for those on the receiving end. We hope that through this exhibition all children and adults can be proud to be red and stand up to anyone that says otherwise!”

RED HOT
50 Redchurch St London, E2 7DP

Wedding 101 – SPARKLING WEDDING SHOWCASE ELTHAM PALACE & GARDENS

Thursday 26 September 2013

5pm-9pm

Glamorous Eltham Palace & Gardens in Eltham will be set for a sparkling wedding on Thursday 26 September – with ceremony, drinks reception, dinner and dancing all staged to showcase just how exquisite that special day can be.

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From 5pm until 9pm, couples can view the stunning circular coffee and cream Art Deco Entrance Hall set up for an intimate ceremony with floral arrangements, the Italian Drawing Room set up for a drinks reception and the Medieval Great Hall, atmospherically lit and set for dinner, along with a DJ and a dance floor.

Yvette

Yvette

A host of top quality accredited suppliers – including European and Asian caterers offering delicious drinks and canapés, London based wedding dress designer Sabina Motasem will be there in person with the full collection and brand new pieces from the next collection that mixes old and new Hollywood in simple elegant shapes, florists, wedding cake designer, photographers, videographers and wedding car suppliers – will be on hand to provide a wealth of wedding day inspiration.

Josephine

Josephine

Experts from the English Heritage Hospitality team will be able to offer advice, plus an exclusive look around the prestigious and popular Art Deco mansion, Medieval Great Hall and stunning grounds, which can be hired for civil ceremonies and celebratory dinners for up to 200 and standing receptions for up to 300 guests.

Loie

Loie

Once the childhood home of flamboyant King Henry VIII, Eltham Palace was transformed in the 1930s into a superb millionaire’s mansion and still bears the unmistakably stylish stamp of Art Deco, making it one of London’s most sought-after wedding locations.

The event runs from 5pm-9pm on Thursday 26th September – and will be the last chance to view Eltham Palace before it closes for essential maintenance this winter.  For further information call 020 8294 2577 or visitwww.english-heritage.org.uk/hospitality

PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Gawler

FASHION 101** STYLE YOUR LIFE

On August 24th, 2013, RAW Fashion Agency will collaborate with Jennifer Austin, the founder of Fashion Parte’, and conduct a fashion styling workshop in the office of RAW Fashion. At a low fee of $75, this program is great for women who want to learn their correct body shape and how to flatter it to the best of their ability.
Jennifer Austin is a personal fashion stylist, wardrobe & image consultant and event manager with over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry. She lectures at the Sydney Community College and has styled over 200 women in the past year ranging from different sizes, ages and shapes. In addition to her personal styling sessions, Jennifer had also conducted fashion styling work shops for groups and corporates & planned and hosted several fashion events.
Faith Agugu has been present in the fashion industry for over 22 years gaining expert knowledge from a various positions such as a stylist, buyer, national sales manager for Fleur Wood, lecturer at FBI Fashion College and the current director of RAW Fashion Agency. She wants to bring her extensive knowledge along to help save women time and money, as they say knowledge is power, having the right information will cut your shopping time in half and potentially save you lots of money.
The workshop will help ladies find clothes that best suit “the real you” whilst always remaining fashion forward. With the combined industry style knowledge between Faith Agugu and Jennifer, those attending will get an in depth analysis of how to look taller, slimmer, curvier or whatever look you may want to get away with. With RAW loaning garments on the day, guests will be able to try on and be styled with high-end designer garments and accessories.

 

Adding a complimentary makeup and style consultation to the day, as well as having the lucky option of being able to purchase designer garments after the work shop, many will be ready to head out for the night in style, knowing they look their very best possible.
With limited spots available, make sure you don’t miss out on this great opportunity to gain personal expert feedback and assistance to help really feel comfortable in the skin you’re in.

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Beauty 101** Trevor Sorbie Media Event at The Mayfair

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London Social 101 was recently invited to attend the exclusive media launch of the brand new Trevor Sorbie range.

The event was held at the stunning Mayfair Hotel and we have to admit that we were a little excited about this one!

Whist we love to blog about lifestyle, events, activities and brand new haunts, we also have a passion for fashion and love to blog about all things beauty.

When we arrived at the Mayfair we were directed to the 7th floor, which took us to a stunning suite with a great spread of food and smoothies, along with the brand new range of course!

Whilst there are a few new products, the entire range has been completely rebranded (and we are not shy to say that it looks fabulous!).

They also feel great and smell great too, I was given the following samples to trial in my goodie bag:

Trevor Sorbie - Styling Dry Shampoo

Trevor Sorbie – Styling Dry Shampoo

Trevor Sorbie - Natural Hairspray

Trevor Sorbie – Natural Hairspray

Trevor Sorbie - Frizz Free Shine Oil

Trevor Sorbie – Frizz Free Shine Oil

All the products didn’t disappoint! There was one product that stands out to me, as I have dyed blonde hair, I really want to trial this one:

Trevor Sorbie - Colour Silver Shampoo

Trevor Sorbie – Colour Silver Shampoo

The range is available exclusively in Boots and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed! I literally left wanting to try them all!

I managed to also get my hair styled by one of the senior stylists from the Trevor Sorbie Convent Garden salon. He did a halo plait, which looked a little something like this:

 

Perfect for bridesmaid hair - The halo braid - Offical Trevor Sorbie approved shot

Perfect for bridesmaid hair – The halo braid – Offical Trevor Sorbie approved shot

 

You can find out more about the CoventGarden Salon at: http://www.trevorsorbie.com/consumer/hair-salons/covent-garden/floral-street