Fashion

One of the biggest issues we face in today’s world is spiralling pollution and the mismanagement of waste, both of which severely jeopardise the environment, on land, sea or air Concern about the health of the planet mounts every day. Awareness is a shared responsibility, between industry and consumer. There are, thankfully, some approaches to help limit our impact on the environment. Several countries have already joined the cause and have come up with a number of inspirational solutions, such as sneakers made from the chewing gum scraped off the pavements of Holland—1kg of reclaimed gum equates to 4 pairs…

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Gareth Southgate, the current England manager, has started a fashion trend with his signature navy blue waistcoat Football fans must be wondering what the England manager has got to do with fashion. Well, it’s quite simple—ever since the FIFA World Cup, in Russia, waistcoat sales have skyrocketed in the UK. The reason? Gareth Southgate became the tournament’s unlikely fashion icon. Generally speaking, people usually wear waistcoats to attend more formal events, such as weddings and gala parties. They can be worn open, in a more casual setting, or buttoned up, which appears to be Southgate’s preference. Sources suggest that public…

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Tired of curly, frizzy hair? Searching for a new look? Then this article’s for you One of the most frustrating things for a woman is having hard to manage hair. People who have excessively curly or long hair know exactly what we mean. However, help is at hand, as there are several types of treatment that can give your hair a new shine and softness. In this issue we’re talking about keratin, a treatment that leaves hair straight and sleek, and free from curls! This type of treatment, also known as “progressive brush” or “Brazilian smoothing”, guarantees excellent results. Keratin…

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I love a bit of retail therapy and am happy to admit I have a very healthy shopping habit! Unfortunately my bank balance hasn’t always looked as healthy after one of my “therapy” sessions… As someone who was born in this country I am constantly surprised at how expensive life in the UK and in particular London can be! All my friends say the same and some have even left City life to pursue their dreams elsewhere. Wondering how visitors from abroad feel about the British economy I asked some of my Brazilian friends their thoughts and the feedback has…

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In addition to high street fashion and the infamous department stores, London’s shopping scene is full of trendy vintage boutiques where you’ll hide some of the hidden treasures of the city. Buying second-hand clothes is no longer something to be frowned upon, reserved for people with fewer resources. Quite the opposite today, in fact in some of the more specialised vintage stores you can expect to spend far more on used clothes than you would on new, depending on what you’re looking for. In addition to such shops, dozens of vintage fairs take place each month in neighbourhoods like Benthal…

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British fashion has defined some iconic looks, from checkered shirts to full-dress tailoring complete with cufflinks and top hats to the punk rock statements of the 1970s and 1980s. English brands are constantly on the look out for new ways of interpreting these styles and make them relevant in the modern era. It’s on the streets that we see this most clearly, with a mixture of styles that make London the most eclectic and contemporary city in the world when it comes to the fashion stakes. Be it the hipster vibe of East London, the posh look of Soho, the…

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At this time of year in London all you’ll see on the streets are scarves, heavy coats and wooly hats, but in Brazil, however, it’s time to dig out the beachwear, shorts and summer dresses and enjoy the tropical heat. Many Brazilians at this time of year look to escape the heat of their homeland and spend their holidays In the UK. But the seasonal differences between Brazil and England can leave many confused about deciding what to pack, especially for those heading to the UK. To help a little we have separated a few looks that have already conquered…

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Makeup and hair ideas to keep you looking hot over the cold winter months Winter is here and as we move slowly towards spring, the cosmetics and beauty industry has a whole host of new products and looks for us to try out! I decided to take a little look at what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to hair and makeup trends for Winter 2017/ Spring 2018. Let’s start with makeup and something simple… One trend that always seems to rear its head at some point during every season is groomed minimalism. This is the perfect daytime look…

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British summer left an especially vibrant and tropical mark this year. From London’s most popular high-street retailers to luxury fashion brands, Tropical Mood was undoubtedly this season’s leading trend and is soon to hit Brazilian shores with full force. The warm and vibrant colours include matching greens, roses, oranges and yellows, and a splash of neon. There was also plenty of royal blue to complement other warm tones, like red or even plain white, to achieve that “navy by the sea” look. One of the key elements of this tropical expression was the incorporation of summertime prints featuring pineapples, flamingos,…

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BBMag went in search of the Brazilian designers taking the UK market by storm to discover the inspiration behind their latest collections London is an important stop on the worldwide fashion circuit, alongside New York, Milan and Paris, and welcomes trendsetters, journalists and celebrities from around the world. Unquestionably, it is the most cutting-edge and innovative of the major shows, and has given rise to some of the fashion industry’s most revered and influential names, including Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. The latest edition of London Fashion Week kicks off today, 15 September, with a busy programme of catwalks, showrooms…

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Seek out these six iconic British fashion designers and take a piece of unique British style home For ardent fashion fans, one of the biggest dates in Britain’s events calendar is the bi-annual London Fashion Week. This year, from 15 to 19 September, the crème da la crème of the fashion world will descend on London for a seven-day showcase of the latest designs and trends. For ardent fashion fans, one of the biggest dates in Britain’s events calendar is the bi-annual London Fashion Week. This year, from 15 to 19 September, the crème da la crème of the fashion…

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World famous, Brazilian fashion in London is a growing market. Clothes, footwear, accessories, dresses and Brazilian jeans sold by Brazilian professionals can be found in a diverse range of London’s neighbourhoods, as well as online. To keep up to date with the latest Brazilian fashion, find out what is set to be in in 2017: Tunics A women’s classic, the tunic is back with avengance in 2017. It can be used alone or combined with a skirt or trousers – the main thing is to go for simple prints and lighter shades. Striped sandals…

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I was speaking to my Brazilian friends about the first piece I wrote for Bossa Brazil Magazine (while thrusting a copy – open at the page of my fashion article – under their noses). The question they all asked was did I mention any of the established Brazilian Designers working in London? No was my answer – because I was highlighting British designers in the article. I hadn’t really considered that there would be many Brazilian luxury fashion designers working in London – extremely uninformed on my part, I would soon discover…  I figured that a Brazilian designer would find…

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Beach style The knack – or bossa – of knowing how to enjoy the sun, sea and sand is one of the most striking characteristics of Brazilian culture and has turned the country into an international reference when it comes to bikinis and beachwear trends. Here you can find out why… The early evolution of the bathing suit was influenced by the headline-grabbing designs of the 1920s, typified by Jean Patou’s generous two-piece cuts! During the 1930’s beaches were transformed into a focal point of leisure and recreation, the ideal spot for physical activity. In Paris, during the summer of…

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London Fashion Week One week in the capital will be particularly busy and solely dedicated to fashion this February: London Fashion Week, which is amongst the four largest in the world and hosted by the British Fashion Council, is set to unite renowned designers, models and buyers from the world’s biggest fashion houses, all eager to set the look for spring-summer 2017. When: 17-21 February Where: 180 Strand, London WC2R 1EA

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