Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Beach Wear

Luxe Models loves nothing more than to accessorise on the beach. Just because you don’t wear much on the beach, doesn’t mean you don’t have to wear much. This is an excuse, actually (ahem), to accessorise more than ever before in the world of accessorising. “Why?” you ask. Luxe Models will tell you (because we are wise beyond words)... On the beach one doesn’t wear much in terms of clothing, yes, we are aware of this, BUT: the lack of clothing actually acts as a reason to drape one’s semi-naked body in tassels, in jewellery, in sexy sunglasses and unconventional footwear. Bangles, hair accessories, sarongs: think of it this way, the less clothes you wear, the more accessories you can get away with. Hurrah beach! Hurrah sun! We worship the warm rays of heat you provide, which allow us to glam up our lives without looking like a weird old bag lady. Ah, the simple pleasures in life.

Luxe Models loves that clinky, clanky sound you get from strolling along the beach dowsed in chunky metal goodness. Wrists swathed in big round variations of bangle joy; we love it! Check out Topshop for some awesome wrist action. H&M is good if your budget is a little lower, and AlexanderMcQueen is good for those whose budget is more open ended than the sweet blue skies that encompass our favourite beach locations.

When on the beach abroad (and not mooching around Britain’s dreary high streets), one realises that sunglasses have a practical purpose. A purpose that is not merely to conceal baggy old hungover eyes, either! When on the beach, a Luxe Model needs eye-shields because of actual sunshine! Here at Luxe Models, at this moment in time, we’re loving round little numbers. They’re cool in a kind of hippy/Beatles way (as if there are any uncool hippy/Beatles ways).

There is literally nothing better than a big pair of chavvy gold hoops. Luxe Models is not joking in relaying this solid fact. Bikinis and hoops look hot; there are no two ways about it. Other oversized earrings are also a hit. Or what about those earrings that are kind of like an ear cuff, yes, an EAR CUFF! It’s the future. One end clips on to the top of the ear whilst the other goes through the lobe piercing. Genius.

So, there you have it. A little beach accessory guide that should get your fashion juices flowing in time for this summer’s escapade abroad. Happy Holidays!

Luxe Models


Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Luxe Models Management Has Always Admired Alexa's Unique Style...

Alexa Chung has been a style guru for years, taking over television with her unique and pretty look. Luxe Models has always admired Alexa's ability to make fashion her own; she is definitely a trend setter. In this interview she talks about how she found her now famous style, which we think is pretty cool.

Until next time,

Luxe Models xx

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Street Wear

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Despite the hours put into dressing up for ‘fancy’ occasions - dinner parties, dances, weddings and all that jazz – any girl who has gone out looking more Fresh Prince of Bellaire than Carla Delevingne knows that dressing ‘street’ is hard. There is a very fine line between urban-chic and blinged up moron. Many don chunky gold accessories and trainers thinking they resemble Rihanna when in actual fact they look like they’ve had a one night stand with Ali G and taken his clothes by accident in their quick exit.

Despite outside appearances, people go to a whole lot of trouble to look effortlessly cool. It’s not just about wearing trainers for the sake of wearing trainers, or caps for the sake of wearing caps; street-wear has to be thought out as carefully as any other look. 

One thing that is all the rage at the moment, and one of the easiest trends to end in disaster, is dip-dye. Dunk those locks in all kinds o’ crazy colours; let the pink tips rule, blue ends get up in here, let two-tone hair have its place in your life, alright, just Don’t. Get. It. Wrong. 

Advice: Go to a good hairdressers! There are many brands that offer do it yourself dip dye products, which may be ok after your first time. But, like all first times, it’s best to take it slow and not plunge anything too quickly into anything else. Treat your hair-ends with respect and don’t go dipping them in any old dye. Let a professional take a look at your colouring and work out what would be best for you.

So, you’ve got your tresses all spruced up, now they’d like a new little outfit to top it off. One word: Beanies! Ultimate street coolness exudes from those who proudly wear the little woollen wonders atop of their multi-coloured hair. 

Advice: Go fairly plane with beanies. A simple black or grey beanie looks the part. Street clothes are often colourful and overstated; a beanie that boasts bold patterns can top things off in a clownish way. Don’t be a clown. 

Trainers are all over the forefront of fashion right now. However, before you start digging out your pink sketchers from the nineties, be aware that they are one of the hardest items of street goodness to get right.
Advice: Vans are pretty much fail-safe. The chunky sole is completely in right now and the brand itself is a fashion statement. Also check out Kurt Geiger Mock-Crock pumps, they’re freakin’ incredible. 

So, before you make the assumption that street is EZ, well, don’t; it’s actually quite hard. One last item that we love here at Luxe Models: varsity jackets. Check out Rita Ora and Carla Delevingne for inspiration, those girls got it going ON!

Peace out xx