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Halloween Outfits To Kill For

On 16/10/2014 by Bonafide Supernova

This Halloween, why not experiment with your outfit and bring some hauntingly funky haute couture to your wardrobe.

A/W 14/15 is about bringing in the darker, earthier colours, and Halloween definitely falls at the right time of the year. Angle your outfits with a focus on darker hues and rugged fabrics to really bring out the essence of Halloween.

Think lace, think leather and this year, why not think about a bit of vintage velvet too – you will no doubt be able to make spooky sexy.

Here are some of favourite ghoulish get ups this Halloween!

This rugged mesh polo neck by Antipodium screams Halloween, but with a twist. The contrast between elegant cuts and rugged shaping would look great paired with some leather jeans, a black skater skirt or even a pair of cigarette fit trousers. (Antipodium, available at ASOS.com – £115.00)

With the weather being as dreary as it is; you can always add a little sparkle to your outfit. These jacquard pencil pants by 3.1 Phillip Lim not only look great, but they add a little playful magic to your funky Halloween outfit. Featuring a sensible slim fit, but not too skinny, they would look great paired with a velvet bralet or an oversized baggy t-shirt. (3.1 Phillip Lim – $495.00)

So this is no doubt my favourite dress for Halloween, not only does it mix 2 of my favourite fabrics together (PU and mesh – which are favourites this season!), but it also gives you just the right amount of feminine and funky. This dress from Topshop no doubt fits the haunting haute couture trend that we’ve been after this Halloween. Create a killer outfit by pairing it with a pair of cut out boots and a duster coat. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, Topshop also do a similar glitter bodycon with shorter sleeves. (Topshop – £60.00)

We’ve seen a lot of kimonos this season, but this one is perfect for styling your Halloween outfit. It blends the traditional oriental style with a geometric print for a contemporary twist, perfect for what we are looking for this Halloween. Not only will this kimono look great this season, but it can be worn time and time again, even in the transition from winter to spring. (Urban Outfitters – £65.00 – Online Exclusive)

These black high heel peep toe shoes by Carvela, Kurt Geiger will really help to toughen up any Halloween outfit. The contemporary leather boot features a peep toe front with side cutaway panels and a 9cm block heel. Paired with some ripped black skinny jeans or a short black dress, these boots will give your outfit tons of attitude that can be worn day or night. (Carvela, Kurt Geiger – £140)

I couldn’t pick just one pair of boots, do I decided to include throw in another pair. These Adee boots by Vince Camuto are to die for! Not only will they look great paired with a lace waterfall dress, or leather look leggings, but they’ll create a statement Halloween outfit. They’ll give your outfit that modern touch, and at the same time look sleek and sexy. (Vince Camuto – £140)

Tassel bags – they’re actually the perfect addition to any Halloween outfit. Extra pieces of leather hanging from your handbag, what is not to love?! This fringed elaphe clutch by Kotur gives the perfect finishing touch to your outfit. It can be worn as a clutch and also comes with a gold chain shoulder strap so you have the choice of how you want to carry it. (Kotur, available at Net-a-Porter – £550)

Why not add a little chic to your dull and dreary outfit by pairing it with these elegant gold-plated faux pearl tassel earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane. They’ll effortlessly polish a rugged outfit and make it look a little bit more creative and funky. (Kenneth Jay Lane – £50)

If you’re not a big fan of earrings and prefer wrist wear, then go for this statement cuff by Kenneth Jay Lane. The gold-plated brass cuff is set with gleaming black resin cabochons, perfect for any outfit – day or night. Kenneth Jay Lane – £100)

By, Shriya Pancholi
Twitter: @ShriyaPancholi
Instagram: shriyapancholi

Debenhams Winter Wonderland Beauty Event

On 12/10/2014 by Bonafide Supernova

Wednesday 8th October held the annual Debenhams Oxford Street beauty press show A/W’14. Showcasing all the latest beauty products Debenhams had to offer. They set the scene with their magical winter wonderland theme, it transported me forward to December, putting me in the Christmas spirit with their shimmering snow, Christmas music, mulled wine and candy canes galore, who couldn’t feel festive? Not to mention the Christmas tree and presents showering every corner, and lets face it Christmas is coming round the corner fast.



The day enabled me to indulge and test every product available, I was like a kid in a candy shop. From skincare to makeup to perfume and even men’s products, you was able to learn more about the products on hand and even post a little letter to Santa of what you desired most, better make sure you was good this year or you might just find a lump of coal.



Debenhams had a wall dedicated to the twelve days of Christmas and paid special homage to brands such as Origins, Trilogy, Elemis, Clinqiue and Burts Bees. But that’s not it, If the wall of temptation didn’t tempt you, you also had the Christmas tree baring gifts of Debenhams lustful products, the “must haves” of beauty gifts. Including exclusively at Debenhams the popular Christmas advent calenders in particular, the Benefit Candy Coated Countdown and the Elemis 12 days of Christmas. Debenhams also exclusively have the This Works Miracle Cracker, Too faced Everything Nice Palette and Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Gift Set sitting under the tree, what more could a girl ask for?






Debenhams was also giving away the new CK Reveal to their guests, but not only that you were able to get your bottle personally inscribed with whatever you desired. The CK Reveal is the perfect gift this Christmas for your mum, sister or significant other!




If your looking to get all your Christmas gifts early this year, then look no further, Debenhams has everything and anything you may be wishing for. Santa’s grotto in disguise.

Thank you to the wonderful Debenhams ladies for a magnificent evening!

W: Debenhams.com
Twitter: @Debenhams @DebenhamsBeauty

#debsbeautybuzz #debenhamsbeauty

Written By: Lea Gibson
Twitter: @xshugx
Instagram: @xshugzx

Creating The Perfect Work Space

On 11/10/2014 by Bonafide Supernova

I’ve had a really stressful time looking for a new place to live in London, admittedly I was a bit last minute although house hunting here can be super hard regardless of how organised you are…

Luckily I’ve now found somewhere and I want my room to be a nice to space to do my uni work, blogging etc.

I’ve recently been working with some really cool new brands: Dottie Rocks and Splash It!

Here are my suggested ideas, for a fashion inspired work space.
Karen (Dottie Rocks founder) was kind enough to send me some personalised pencils all Bonafide Supernova themed of course.


She also gifted me with some gorgeous gold foil prints to put up in my room. I chose “I don’t speak Italian but I speak Moschino”




I adore her online shop, the quotes are witty, inspiring, nostalgic, overall just wonderful!

Everything is so personal, and fairly priced.

You can visit her shop here: Shop Dottie Rocks

I can’t stand taking up unnecessary living space, clutter drives me insane. I was lucky enough for Samsung to send me the new Galaxy tab, you can also get a Bluetooth wireless keyboard, which looks so much sleeker, than a computer/laptop with lots of cables, and takes up less desk space, offering a super modern vibe.

You can shop Samsung here: Galaxy Tab
Media PR UK hooked me up with a fab Bluetooth speaker, which is so much better than having big ugly speakers taking up space. It’s so light weight, and has a rechargeable battery that lasts for 5 hours. The speaker can be located over 30ft away from the source and still keep its connection.
You can shop the Bluetooth speaker here for £34.99
You can even take calls as its built-in microphone and doubles as a hands-free device, so if I connect it to my phone I can answer calls and feel all high-tech!

You can even bring it with you to the shower..it’s waterproof.

Heres some of the inspiration I found, when putting ideas together for my new room, I’ll be sure to take a photo of it when I finish!
(I’m thinking of getting some pretty fashion books to stack, and read too of course!)
I have a pink chandelier, I originally bought a few years ago in TK Maxx but I’ve seen them recently for sale in Fenwicks.
I love these rose garland fairy lights, perfect to put round mirrors, bed frames, desks etc. There are lots of them on eBay, at around £10 each.
Words @tamaratweetheart
All views expressed are my own

The A-Z of Preen

On 09/10/2014 by Bonafide Supernova

Occasionally I’ll write a post about a brand I’m obsessing over. This week I’ve decided to praise Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. I have a lot to say about Preen, it’s the epitome of chic, so I’ve written an A-Z insight into why I’m such a fan.

The A-Z of Preen

A is for Asymmetry

Their experimentation often starts with simplistic shapes and is then followed with meticulous detail, asymmetry, folds and drapes.

B is for Backpack
This futuristic floral backpack is a staple favourite of mine.


C is for Colourists

Vogue recently described them as “Superb colourists, they use original prints with a spare and modern application.”


D is for Darth Vader

Star Wars inspired high end fashion means you can channel your inner dark side, whilst remaining remarkably chic.


E is for Experimentation

Preen stays fresh and ever changing, there is never a dull moment.

F is for Faux Freckles

When it came to LFW beauty trends, Preen instructed MUA, Val Garland to draw dots from forehead to chin (using MAC Penultimate Brow Marker) to create a key look.


G is for Gold

I adore these Preen Gold Lace frames from the eyewear collection.


H is for Heron Tower
230 metres high, one of Preens recent shows was held at the Heron Tower. The perfect place to showcase their innovative designs, stunning daylight filled the room along with a spine tingling 180 degree view of London City.

Models on the catwalk during the Preen show at Heron Tower

I is for It girls

Fans of preen include Sienna Miller, Rihanna, Sukhi Waterhouse and Chloe Sevigny.

J is for Justin

Justin Thornton is one half of the duo.


K is for Kate Moss

Another celebrity follower that can’t get enough of the brand.

L is for London

London is where it all started but the brand is now international.

M is for Mini Preen

Preen launched a childrenswear collection last year titled ‘Mini Preen’


N is for Nails Inc

The capsule nail collection features shades from the designers ready-to-wear collection.


O is for One

It took them one evening to come up with the name of the brand

P is for Portobello Green

In 1996, the design duo started out in West London’s Portobello Green.

Q is for Quirky
Preen’s collection often embodies of futuristic yet classic tailoring.

R is for Rock and Roll

A relaxed, grungy rock and roll aesthetic is often the name of the game.


S is for Stripes

For a key look Preen channel sporty stripes and athletic chic.


T is for Thea
Thea is the other half of the duo.


U is for Understated
Understated and undoubtedly cool, what’s not to love?

V is for Victoriana

Both Thea & Justin have joint love of all things Victoriana/recycling which is a key concept in their design aesthetic.

W is for Womenswear

For a soft yet adrogynous look Preen were really interested in women wearing menswear tailoring.

X is for X-wing

The X-wing red stripe Star Wars dress hitting the runway.


Y is for Yasmin Sewell
Yasmin Sewell one of the Preen Archivists, looks an absolute dream in a classic LBD, she’s wearing the Preen Flow dress.


Z is for Zig Zag skirt
Preen’s interpretation of 90s chic results in neon accents and a quirky zig-zag hem, the Fluoro Pink Aero skirt is now on sale at www.avenue32.com


Shop Preen

Words by @tamaratweetheart

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