V Festival 2016: Celebrity Style

V Festival is the hottest ticket in August – the acts are A’list and there are tons of celebs chilling at the festival site and watching the bands like the rest of us. It’s not every day that you get to see Rihanna up close on stage, and the fact that celebs like Laura Whitmore and Millie Mackintosh are in the front row and letting their hair down like the rest of us makes it so much more fun!

Most of the celebs had been planning their outfits for ages, knowing that cameras are everywhere at V. It’s the UK’s version of Coachella as everybody makes an effort to look fantastic, and the celebs in the VIP area have access to a beauty tent so that they can top up their make-up. They have no excuses for looking anything other than fabulous.

Looking at the celebs’ V festival outfits is great inspiration for the rest of the festivals like Bestival and it may make you want to go to V next year. If it does, I suggest looking at these gorgeous celebs who looked sensational. These are the eight standout outfits from the festival:

(1)  Rihanna

You had to know that Rihanna would bring attitude and give it her all. And it doesn’t get more fabulous than over the knee boots, a PU skirt and a PU jacket. You can always trust Rihanna to put on a show. If you ever get a chance to see her live, snap it up!

(2) Foxes

How fabulous is this bright red shirt? I love the fact that Foxes’ outfit is so simple and easy to wear, but she still has stage presence because the top is so bright. Sometimes all you need is one statement piece and you’ll look fantastic, no matter what you wear it with.

Laura Whitmore

Laura was busier than the acts as she was hosting MTV’s live coverage with Conor Maynard and running round to interview all the stars. With a job like that she needed to look pretty because she was on the TV, but it also had to be practical. Shorts are great for that as there’s no chance of a wardrobe malfunction and I spotted  the V by Very high waisted frill shorts are similar to Laura’s indigo ones. These would look lovely with a bomber jacket like the Glamorous floral print bomber jacket – Iayers are essential at a festival.

 (4) All Saints’ Shaznay Lewis

I love how Shaznay did double leather by wearing leather trousers with a biker jacket. As the trousers are loose-fitting, she looks super cool. All Saints may have formed in the 90s but Shaznay is still on trend in the 2010s now they’ve all reformed.

(5) Little Mix

The girl band showed off their unique styles but they had one thing in common – they all got their legs out and they’re all wearing ankle boots. For every festival, it’s useful to take ankle boots and wellies because you’ll be too hot in wellies if the sun makes an appearance.

(6) Millie Mackintosh

Millie looked very glamorous in a brown mini dress with  black leather jacket and black accessories. This is not a typical festival outfit as it’s so matchy matchy, but it just goes to show that as long as you have sensible footwear and an extra layer then you can be as girly and feminine as you want. I like that!

(7) Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire

Pixie is a regular at V as it’s held near where she’s from in Essex, so she’s used to picking gorgeous festival outfits. Her white shorts make her legs look lovely and tanned and they go brilliantly with a strapless top. What do you think?

(8) Ferne McCann

You have to hand it to Ferne – she took a fashion risk with her yellow outfit and blue boots. It looks like a costume from the recent Absolutely Fabulous movie. You can get away with something like this at a festival, because they’re a place you can experiment with fashion. You won’t see most of the people at the festival ever again so you can try new things.

Who wore  your fave V festival look?

Love Zoex

Celebrity Style Steal: Daisy Lowe Day And Night

It’s just been announced that Daisy Lowe will salsa her way into the next series of Strictly Come Dancing. This means the model will have access to a fabulous wardrobe of bold colours and sequins when the series starts next month. Sometimes the costumes are better than the actual dances, aren’t they?

Daisy has an advantage in the fashion stakes before the series has even started as she has a unique, comfortable but flawless style going on. This could be because  she’s been exposed to fashion from a young age through her mother Pearl Lowe, who was one of Kate Moss’s best friends. This means that she seems super confident with what she wears. Whether it’s a little black dress on a night out or some super cool dungarees for a day of shopping, Daisy walks with attitude and that will stand her in good stead to bring that little bit extra on the dancefloor. Just look at how she pouts and holds her hand on her hip on a night out.

Wearing a well-fitted LBD can help give you Daisy’s confidence. The River Island black slinky cami dress (above right) is very similar if you want a dress to help make you feel amazing when you walk into a room.

When you have a black dress, you do need some accessories to complete the look. Daisy has a red handbag like the Ted Baker geometric bow clutch bag and then some classic black heels like the Shoe Box Palma point court microsuede shoes.

 

So that’s the night sorted but what can you wear to make you feel fabulous in the day? Try something a bit different to jeans by wearing denim overalls and you’ll stand out from the crowd. Daisy’s fabulous dungarees are like the Levi’s heritage overalls in gold rush blue, which go perfectly with a white t-shirt like the New Balance accelerate short sleeve t-shirt. 

Again, this is a simple outfit so you need to think about your accessories. Daisy has some catseye sunglasses, which look like Michael Kors cats eye sunglasses (below left). She finishes the look in a rock chick way with some Converse Chuck Taylor hi-tops (below right).

What do you think of Daisy’s fashion sense? Do you think she’ll do well in Strictly?

Zoe

V Festival: Best Celebrity Fashion Ever

The V Festival is like the UK’s version of Coachella. Because it’s possible to leave the campsite at night and stay in a hotel in town if you don’t want to camp, the fashion and beauty standards are  so much higher.

This year is the 21st anniversary of V Festival so it’s the ideal time to look at some of the best outfits worn to V by the celebs over the years. If you’re planning on going to V or to Bestival in September, you’ll get some inspiration about what to wear. It’s always beneficial to plan your outfits  in advance as you don’t want to get on site and panic. Keep everything as stress-free as possible by knowing in advance that you’ll look good and then you can start the party from the moment you arrive!

Our favourite V Festival outfits of all times are:

(1) Beyonce

Beyonce looked incredible in a blue jumpsuit, looking every inch like the strong, powerful woman that she is. Who run the world? Girls! Well, Beyonce definitely does in a jumpsuit like that.

(2) Katy Perry

Shorts are ideal for a festival and Katy looked super cute in her high-waisted black shorts. I also love her white sunglasses that add the rock star edge.

(3) Taylor Swift

Even before she hit the big time, when she was still in her country and western phase, Taylor looked stylish. The great thing about a fringe detail dress is that they shake when you move. Taylor’s dress is really similar to the V by Very fringe halterneck dress.

(4) Lily Allen

Leather and denim always go together and Lily is a shining example of that in her leather jacket and denim shorts. Both of those fabrics are super durable, which is important if you’re at a festival and plan to do a lot of partying!

(5) Rochelle Humes

Rochelle brought a bit of glamour to V by channeling the boho vibe. I love her brown midi skirt and the bardot top is so on trend right now!

(6) Pixie Lott

Pixie showed that you can still look pretty at a festival. A white dress is a great way to keep cool and can be worn with ankle boots or sandals, depending on the weather.

(7) Laura Whitmore

Layering is essential at festivals and Laura does it superbly in denim shorts and a floaty beige jacket. She often dresses to show off her legs, which is understandable. If you’re proud of a body part then you should dress to show it off.

(8) Millie Mackintosh

Millie often has a rock chick style and she stuck to her favourite look at V in black skinny jeans and a black t-shirt. You’ll look good and feel better if you stick to what suits you – don’t feel like you have to compromise just because you’re going somewhere new. Be yourself and you’ll ooze attitude.

(9) Foxes

I love this look as Foxes’ black trousers and crop top make it seem as if she’s going on a night out and then you see that she’s wearing black trainers so she’s really comfortable. The hat is awesome as it hides festival hair while making you look cool and interesting.

(10) Rita Ora

Sometimes you can really have fun with fashion at a festival as you’re in a place where not that many people know you. You can test it out on a festival crowd and then wear it again when you get home if it works. If not, no bother. I think Rita’s wild red outfit looks amazing though and the red lipstick tops it off perfectly.

What was your favourite outfit?

The V Festival 2016 line-up is star-studded with Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Sia, Tinie Tempah, The Kaiser Chiefs, Craig David, Fleur East and Example. We’ll bring you all the festival gossip in a separate blog post so you can see how who did what and what they wore!

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V Festival 2016: Celebrity Style

V Festival is the hottest ticket in August – the acts are A’list and there are tons of celebs chilling at the festival site and watching the bands like the rest of us. It’s not every day that you get to see Rihanna up close on stage, and the fact that celebs like Laura Whitmore and Millie Mackintosh are in the front row and letting their hair down like the rest of us makes it so much more fun!

Most of the celebs had been planning their outfits for ages, knowing that cameras are everywhere at V. It’s the UK’s version of Coachella as everybody makes an effort to look fantastic, and the celebs in the VIP area have access to a beauty tent so that they can top up their make-up. They have no excuses for looking anything other than fabulous.

Looking at the celebs’ V festival outfits is great inspiration for the rest of the festivals like Bestival and it may make you want to go to V next year. If it does, I suggest looking at these gorgeous celebs who looked sensational. These are the eight standout outfits from the festival:

(1)  Rihanna

You had to know that Rihanna would bring attitude and give it her all. And it doesn’t get more fabulous than over the knee boots, a PU skirt and a PU jacket. You can always trust Rihanna to put on a show. If you ever get a chance to see her live, snap it up!

(2) Foxes

How fabulous is this bright red shirt? I love the fact that Foxes’ outfit is so simple and easy to wear, but she still has stage presence because the top is so bright. Sometimes all you need is one statement piece and you’ll look fantastic, no matter what you wear it with.

Laura Whitmore

Laura was busier than the acts as she was hosting MTV’s live coverage with Conor Maynard and running round to interview all the stars. With a job like that she needed to look pretty because she was on the TV, but it also had to be practical. Shorts are great for that as there’s no chance of a wardrobe malfunction and I spotted  the V by Very high waisted frill shorts are similar to Laura’s indigo ones. These would look lovely with a bomber jacket like the Glamorous floral print bomber jacket – Iayers are essential at a festival.

 (4) All Saints’ Shaznay Lewis

I love how Shaznay did double leather by wearing leather trousers with a biker jacket. As the trousers are loose-fitting, she looks super cool. All Saints may have formed in the 90s but Shaznay is still on trend in the 2010s now they’ve all reformed.

(5) Little Mix

The girl band showed off their unique styles but they had one thing in common – they all got their legs out and they’re all wearing ankle boots. For every festival, it’s useful to take ankle boots and wellies because you’ll be too hot in wellies if the sun makes an appearance.

(6) Millie Mackintosh

Millie looked very glamorous in a brown mini dress with  black leather jacket and black accessories. This is not a typical festival outfit as it’s so matchy matchy, but it just goes to show that as long as you have sensible footwear and an extra layer then you can be as girly and feminine as you want. I like that!

(7) Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire

Pixie is a regular at V as it’s held near where she’s from in Essex, so she’s used to picking gorgeous festival outfits. Her white shorts make her legs look lovely and tanned and they go brilliantly with a strapless top. What do you think?

(8) Ferne McCann

You have to hand it to Ferne – she took a fashion risk with her yellow outfit and blue boots. It looks like a costume from the recent Absolutely Fabulous movie. You can get away with something like this at a festival, because they’re a place you can experiment with fashion. You won’t see most of the people at the festival ever again so you can try new things.

Who wore  your fave V festival look?

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V Festival 2016: Celebrity Style

V Festival is the hottest ticket in August – the acts are A’list and there are tons of celebs chilling at the festival site and watching the bands like the rest of us. It’s not every day that you get to see Rihanna up close on stage, and the fact that celebs like Laura Whitmore and Millie Mackintosh are in the front row and letting their hair down like the rest of us makes it so much more fun!

Most of the celebs had been planning their outfits for ages, knowing that cameras are everywhere at V. It’s the UK’s version of Coachella as everybody makes an effort to look fantastic, and the celebs in the VIP area have access to a beauty tent so that they can top up their make-up. They have no excuses for looking anything other than fabulous.

Looking at the celebs’ V festival outfits is great inspiration for the rest of the festivals like Bestival and it may make you want to go to V next year. If it does, I suggest looking at these gorgeous celebs who looked sensational. These are the eight standout outfits from the festival:

(1)  Rihanna

You had to know that Rihanna would bring attitude and give it her all. And it doesn’t get more fabulous than over the knee boots, a PU skirt and a PU jacket. You can always trust Rihanna to put on a show. If you ever get a chance to see her live, snap it up!

(2) Foxes

How fabulous is this bright red shirt? I love the fact that Foxes’ outfit is so simple and easy to wear, but she still has stage presence because the top is so bright. Sometimes all you need is one statement piece and you’ll look fantastic, no matter what you wear it with.

Laura Whitmore

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Laura was busier than the acts as she was hosting MTV’s live coverage with Conor Maynard and running round to interview all the stars. With a job like that she needed to look pretty because she was on the TV, but it also had to be practical. Shorts are great for that as there’s no chance of a wardrobe malfunction and I spotted  the V by Very high waisted frill shorts are similar to Laura’s indigo ones. These would look lovely with a bomber jacket like the Glamorous floral print bomber jacket – Iayers are essential at a festival.

 (4) All Saints’ Shaznay Lewis

I love how Shaznay did double leather by wearing leather trousers with a biker jacket. As the trousers are loose-fitting, she looks super cool. All Saints may have formed in the 90s but Shaznay is still on trend in the 2010s now they’ve all reformed.

(5) Little Mix

little-mix-v

The girl band showed off their unique styles but they had one thing in common – they all got their legs out and they’re all wearing ankle boots. For every festival, it’s useful to take ankle boots and wellies because you’ll be too hot in wellies if the sun makes an appearance.

(6) Millie Mackintosh

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Millie looked very glamorous in a brown mini dress with  black leather jacket and black accessories. This is not a typical festival outfit as it’s so matchy matchy, but it just goes to show that as long as you have sensible footwear and an extra layer then you can be as girly and feminine as you want. I like that!

(7) Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire

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Pixie is a regular at V as it’s held near where she’s from in Essex, so she’s used to picking gorgeous festival outfits. Her white shorts make her legs look lovely and tanned and they go brilliantly with a strapless top. What do you think?

(8) Ferne McCann

v-ferne

You have to hand it to Ferne – she took a fashion risk with her yellow outfit and blue boots. It looks like a costume from the recent Absolutely Fabulous movie. You can get away with something like this at a festival, because they’re a place you can experiment with fashion. You won’t see most of the people at the festival ever again so you can try new things.

Who wore  your fave V festival look?

Love Zoex

Celebrity Style Steal: Daisy Lowe Day And Night

It’s just been announced that Daisy Lowe will salsa her way into the next series of Strictly Come Dancing. This means the model will have access to a fabulous wardrobe of bold colours and sequins when the series starts next month. Sometimes the costumes are better than the actual dances, aren’t they?

Daisy has an advantage in the fashion stakes before the series has even started as she has a unique, comfortable but flawless style going on. This could be because  she’s been exposed to fashion from a young age through her mother Pearl Lowe, who was one of Kate Moss’s best friends. This means that she seems super confident with what she wears. Whether it’s a little black dress on a night out or some super cool dungarees for a day of shopping, Daisy walks with attitude and that will stand her in good stead to bring that little bit extra on the dancefloor. Just look at how she pouts and holds her hand on her hip on a night out.

daisy-lbd

Wearing a well-fitted LBD can help give you Daisy’s confidence. The River Island black slinky cami dress (above right) is very similar if you want a dress to help make you feel amazing when you walk into a room.

When you have a black dress, you do need some accessories to complete the look. Daisy has a red handbag like the Ted Baker geometric bow clutch bag and then some classic black heels like the Shoe Box Palma point court microsuede shoes.

daisy-acessories

 

So that’s the night sorted but what can you wear to make you feel fabulous in the day? Try something a bit different to jeans by wearing denim overalls and you’ll stand out from the crowd. Daisy’s fabulous dungarees are like the Levi’s heritage overalls in gold rush blue, which go perfectly with a white t-shirt like the New Balance accelerate short sleeve t-shirt. 

daisy dungarees

Again, this is a simple outfit so you need to think about your accessories. Daisy has some catseye sunglasses, which look like Michael Kors cats eye sunglasses (below left). She finishes the look in a rock chick way with some Converse Chuck Taylor hi-tops (below right).

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What do you think of Daisy’s fashion sense? Do you think she’ll do well in Strictly?

Zoe

V Festival: Best Celebrity Fashion Ever

The V Festival is like the UK’s version of Coachella. Because it’s possible to leave the campsite at night and stay in a hotel in town if you don’t want to camp, the fashion and beauty standards are  so much higher.

This year is the 21st anniversary of V Festival so it’s the ideal time to look at some of the best outfits worn to V by the celebs over the years. If you’re planning on going to V or to Bestival in September, you’ll get some inspiration about what to wear. It’s always beneficial to plan your outfits  in advance as you don’t want to get on site and panic. Keep everything as stress-free as possible by knowing in advance that you’ll look good and then you can start the party from the moment you arrive!

Our favourite V Festival outfits of all times are:

(1) Beyonce

Beyonce looked incredible in a blue jumpsuit, looking every inch like the strong, powerful woman that she is. Who run the world? Girls! Well, Beyonce definitely does in a jumpsuit like that.

(2) Katy Perry

Shorts are ideal for a festival and Katy looked super cute in her high-waisted black shorts. I also love her white sunglasses that add the rock star edge.

(3) Taylor Swift

Even before she hit the big time, when she was still in her country and western phase, Taylor looked stylish. The great thing about a fringe detail dress is that they shake when you move. Taylor’s dress is really similar to the V by Very fringe halterneck dress.

(4) Lily Allen

Leather and denim always go together and Lily is a shining example of that in her leather jacket and denim shorts. Both of those fabrics are super durable, which is important if you’re at a festival and plan to do a lot of partying!

(5) Rochelle Humes

Rochelle brought a bit of glamour to V by channeling the boho vibe. I love her brown midi skirt and the bardot top is so on trend right now!

(6) Pixie Lott

Pixie showed that you can still look pretty at a festival. A white dress is a great way to keep cool and can be worn with ankle boots or sandals, depending on the weather.

(7) Laura Whitmore

Layering is essential at festivals and Laura does it superbly in denim shorts and a floaty beige jacket. She often dresses to show off her legs, which is understandable. If you’re proud of a body part then you should dress to show it off.

(8) Millie Mackintosh

Millie often has a rock chick style and she stuck to her favourite look at V in black skinny jeans and a black t-shirt. You’ll look good and feel better if you stick to what suits you – don’t feel like you have to compromise just because you’re going somewhere new. Be yourself and you’ll ooze attitude.

(9) Foxes

I love this look as Foxes’ black trousers and crop top make it seem as if she’s going on a night out and then you see that she’s wearing black trainers so she’s really comfortable. The hat is awesome as it hides festival hair while making you look cool and interesting.

(10) Rita Ora

Sometimes you can really have fun with fashion at a festival as you’re in a place where not that many people know you. You can test it out on a festival crowd and then wear it again when you get home if it works. If not, no bother. I think Rita’s wild red outfit looks amazing though and the red lipstick tops it off perfectly.

What was your favourite outfit?

The V Festival 2016 line-up is star-studded with Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Sia, Tinie Tempah, The Kaiser Chiefs, Craig David, Fleur East and Example. We’ll bring you all the festival gossip in a separate blog post so you can see how who did what and what they wore!

Zoe

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Star of E4 comedy New Girl, Zooey deschanel is returning to our screens with a brand-new series of the hit show. the actress took a short break during filming to have her daughter, Elsie Otter, now ten months old, but was soon back playing her quirky on-screen persona, Jess.

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In real life, Zooey is sharp, clever and fuelled by a steely determination that has ensured her success as an actress, musician (she is one half of folk duo she & him) and blogger (the star sold website hellogiggles to Time Inc last year).

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After making her name in a string of cool, indie films including Almost Famous and 500 Days Of Summer, 36-year-old Zooey landed the lead role in her own sitcom, New Girl, playing Jessica day, an offbeat school teacher who moved into an apartment with three men after splitting with her long term boyfriend. although she’s earnt both golden globe and Emmy nominations, Zooey now calls motherhood “her most important project ever,” and explains how it’s finally taught her to slow down and create more balance in her life.

Work, rest and play
A self-confessed workaholic, Zooey admits that she often finds it hard to switch off. “on a scale of one to ten, I’m a ten on the workaholic scale,” she says. “I don’t sleep in. I’m a go-to-bed early, wake-up-early kind of person. I hate the feeling of waking up at noon.” but since becoming a mum in July last year, Zooey believes it has forced her to relax her ambitious nature and says she’s much better at carving out some me-time these days. “I’ve slowed things down a bit,” she admits. “I think it’s good for your whole self – your creative self, your professional self and just your soul – to take a little time for yourself and your family. You can spend your whole life going after things, but I think you risk missing out on some really powerful self-reflection.”

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And although she is looking great following her pregnancy, Zooey is quick to point out that she was never going to be one of those celebrities who snaps back to their pre-pregnancy size in a matter of weeks. “To expect someone to look like her pre-baby self immediately is odd,” she explains. “Because you just grew a human and then birthed that human – there’s a lot that needs to go back to where it was. all your organs move around, for christ’s sake!”
Instead, for a Hollywood star, Zooey is refreshingly realistic about body image. “I’ve always gone my own course and never been someone who had the need to be super skinny. I like a healthy look. I don’t buy into that skinny-is-better mentality. I just eat healthy and work out and don’t worry about my weight too much. actresses aren’t models, and most of them never wanted to be.”

Fitness For Fun
Zooey’s approach to working out has always been to have fun rather than to lose weight. “A lot of people work out to be skinny. that’s so boring, and it seems like a depressing goal for a modern woman,” says Zooey. “I work out to be healthy and because I like it. I do sports or classes, things that engage my mind.” mixing it up with hiking alongside her husband, film producer Jacob Pechenik, hoola-hooping and even tap dancing keeps her exercise routine interesting. “If you’re active, fitness will follow – and probably a good figure, too.” A firm believer in achieving a healthy mind as well as a healthy body, she has ‘I don’t buy into that skinny is- better mentality’ the actress stars in hit comedy New Girl Zooey enjoys hiking with hubby Jacob a great tip for instantly uplifting your mood. “everyone needs a theme song!” she recommends. “It should make you feel like a million dollars. mine is Friends Of Mine by the Zombies. It makes me feel extremely happy.”

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Food Fight
A former vegan, Zooey struggled to sustain it as she has coeliac disease and suffers from allergies to dairy, wheat and soy. “to be a gluten-free vegan is, like, the most difficult thing you can possibly be. and I lasted, like, six months,” she laughs. but as a keen cook, she loves to whip up healthy recipes for her friends and family. “I find it really
satisfying to bake for other people – cupcakes, cookies and cakes. I make a good quinoa spaghetti with pesto and zucchini. pesto is one of those things you can experiment with, and one day I was like: ‘What if I used hemp seeds instead of pine nuts because they’re more nutritious?’ I’ve made it for a lot of dinner parties. It was a hit!”
Doing things on her own terms and refusing to compromise has become the secret to Zooey’s success. So now that she’s nailed her career and is loving life as a new mum too, what is the biggest lesson she has learnt along the way? “If I could give my teenage self any advice, it would be: ‘calm down!’ In fact, if I could relive one day of my life, it would be the worst day of seventh grade, just so I could appreciate how much better life is now.”

Tune in to see Zooey in the forthcoming series of new girl, coming soon on E4

Back to School: Top up your tech for the new term!

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It’s that time of year again and term is about to start. You’re looking for a device that’s perfect for you, but where do you start? We’re here to help with our Back to School guide.

Whether you’re after the perfect on-the-go companion or the ultimate entertainment device, we’ve selected our best tech that is perfect for you.

Efficient and Flexible

You need a device that works multiple ways and has a stronger, more stable Wi-Fi connection to make your work simple.

We recommend: Lenovo YOGA 710

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Why?

  • A super-fast device means you will finish more work, more quickly.
  • Its unique antenna means a stronger and more stable Wi-Fi connection.
  • You can now work in multiple ways. Smoothly swap between laptop, stand, tent or tablet to help you work faster.

 

Perfect Travel Companion

You need a lightning-fast laptop and elegant design which allows you to compute on the go and turn heads throughout your day.

We recommend: HP Spectre X360

 

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Why?

  • Long battery life so it lasts all day without needing to be charged.
  • It’s perfect for working efficiently on the go as it’s lightning fast.
  • With its elegant design, it’s so stylish and sleek you’ll be turning heads throughout the day.

 

Ultimate Viewing Experience

You’re looking for lightning-fast speed and an incredible, large display, allowing you to enjoy your favourite movies with your friends.

We recommend: Dell V Nitro

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  • It’s 15inch HD display is perfect for those movie marathons.
  • Ultrafast wireless internet means you can download and watch your favourite shows effortlessly.
  • It has an innovative design! It is stylish and exciting so you’re happy to share with your friends.

Visit our Back to School guide to help you find the best tech for you this term!

 

WIN a bundle of toys worth up to £300 in our Toy Time event

Whatever time of day, Very has the answers for non-stop entertainment for the kids this Summer. Explore our Toy Time event today to discover the hottest toys from some of the biggest toy brands around including LeapFrog, Playdoh and Little Tikes!

As the weather starts to brighten up (fingers crossed) and the kids off for Summer, what better way than to keep smiles on their faces than getting them outdoors. We have a host of fabulous toys for outdoor fun from scooters and bikes to slides and trampoline’s.

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The Little Tikes 4-in-1 Deluxe Ride and Relax Recliner Trike is ideal for this time of year. Perfect for walks around the park and trips to the shop, this versatile trike grows as your child does. Push them around yourselves when they are young and as they get a little bit older they can use the pedals themselves to zoom around on their own.

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If it’s rainy outdoors however, it’s the right time to spend some quality time with your little one and for this we have been loving the LeapFrog Shapes and Sharing Basket. It’s super cute and colourful! Playing with this, your child will learn lots as they explore shapes, colours, good manners and more! You can even connect to the online LeapFrog Learning Path to help your child get that little bit more from the fabulous toy. Who doesn’t love a picnic?!

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 – Tactical Truck and Leonardo Figure is another fun toy for a day indoors. Bring all the action from the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Out of the Shadows movie’ to life and help save the city! Your little one will love all the features that come with this truck like the missile net launcher when you open up the top hatch. A day indoors never seemed so cool with this toy.

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Finally let their imagination run wild with the Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom Thistle Castle Playset. They can create their own magical adventures as they discover lots of secrets hidden in the castle. The set comes with a Holly figure and lots of fairy-tale accessories too.

For a taste of what else is on offer at Very for the kids this Summer than take a look at our Toy Time Event today. There are ideas for outdoor fun, indoor playtime, learning time and even family time. Be sure not to be bored this Summer with all the amazing toys available at Very.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. Entry into the draw will be deemed as acceptance of these rules and any separate instructions for entry will form part of the rules.
  2. This prize draw is open to any UK resident, aged 18 or over, who is invited to participate by Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited and who leaves a comment answering the question.
  3. Employees of Shop Direct Group companies and anyone else involved in the operation of the draw are excluded from entering. Closing date is midnight 25th August 2016.
  4. Responsibility cannot be accepted for entries lost, damaged, delayed or spammed.
  5. Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited reserves the right to offer an alternative prize in the event of the original prize being unavailable.  Prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  6. The draw will be made by random selection from all valid entries before midnight on 26th August. The prize includes a bundle of toys worth up to £300. This competition is open to 1 winner only.
  7. There is no cash alternative and prizes are stock dependant. If we do not receive a response within 7 days we will choose another winner. If you have a Shop Direct Group home shopping account that is in arrears at the time of the draw, you will not be eligible to win.
  8. By entering the draw, entrants agree that their details may be disclosed to anyone requesting a list of prize winners. The winner may be required to take part in any publicity relating to this promotion.
  9. The competition can be withdrawn at any time and Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited does not accept liability for any cancelled events.
  10. Promoter: Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB. Registered No 466328
  11. The promoter reserves the right to exclude any entries which it suspects might not be legitimate e.g. multiple entries, entries linked to the creation of multiple or false email accounts, entries originating out of inappropriate solicitations. Maximum of 1 prize per household

Turtle Beach – Don’t just see the action, be part of it!

Turtle Beach Very Blog Immerse yourself in your games, movies and music with amazing audio quality. The Turtle Beach headset range will completely transform your viewing and bring your gaming to life. We’ve chosen our top three favourite headsets by platform, so you can find the perfect one for you.

Perfect for Playstation gamers

Elite 800

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Welcome to Turtle Beach Elite. The 800 is completely wireless and is the ultimate headset for PS4 and PS3! They also cancel out any external noise, meaning you can chat to your friends all day long, with no interruption.

 Perfect for Xbox gamers

Elite 800X

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Watch and play all day with Elite 800X which provides up to 10 hours of battery life! You can also take calls during gameplay with the Bluetooth pairing and the headset is completely wireless.

Perfect for multi-platform gamers

Ear Force® PX24

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Experience amazing audio from all your devices with the PX24 headset. Featuring Turtle Beach’s own Superhuman Hearing, you can gain competitive advantage and hear enemies before you can see them.

Take your gaming to new levels with the Turtle Beach headset range.

 

Back to School: Top up your tech for the new term!

BTS Very Blog

It’s that time of year again and term is about to start. You’re looking for a device that’s perfect for you, but where do you start? We’re here to help with our Back to School guide.

Whether you’re after the perfect on-the-go companion or the ultimate entertainment device, we’ve selected our best tech that is perfect for you.

Efficient and Flexible

You need a device that works multiple ways and has a stronger, more stable Wi-Fi connection to make your work simple.

We recommend: Lenovo YOGA 710

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Why?

  • A super-fast device means you will finish more work, more quickly.
  • Its unique antenna means a stronger and more stable Wi-Fi connection.
  • You can now work in multiple ways. Smoothly swap between laptop, stand, tent or tablet to help you work faster.

 

Perfect Travel Companion

You need a lightning-fast laptop and elegant design which allows you to compute on the go and turn heads throughout your day.

We recommend: HP Spectre X360

 

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Why?

  • Long battery life so it lasts all day without needing to be charged.
  • It’s perfect for working efficiently on the go as it’s lightning fast.
  • With its elegant design, it’s so stylish and sleek you’ll be turning heads throughout the day.

 

Ultimate Viewing Experience

You’re looking for lightning-fast speed and an incredible, large display, allowing you to enjoy your favourite movies with your friends.

We recommend: Dell V Nitro

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  • It’s 15inch HD display is perfect for those movie marathons.
  • Ultrafast wireless internet means you can download and watch your favourite shows effortlessly.
  • It has an innovative design! It is stylish and exciting so you’re happy to share with your friends.

Visit our Back to School guide to help you find the best tech for you this term!

 

Wearable Tech

The world of wearable technology, to some can seem a scary one. With so many different products on the market with a variety of benefits, which one do you choose? Which is right for you and your lifestyle? For some you might want to track your fitness and achieve your fitness goals, however, for others it might be that you are looking for a smart watch to check your smart notifications and just help your everyday life. Three of our favourite brands within the category are Samsung, Polar and Garmin who offer a variety of products to meet a variety of needs. We have picked our favourite products which we think are great for anybody wanting to delve into the world of wearable tech. Whether you are an expert or new to the category, there is no denying it is taking the world by storm and you don’t want to miss out…

The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ GPS

This fitness watch will help you turn your steps into strides, with wrist heart rate monitoring technology it not only counts your steps, calories, floors climbed and intensity minutes, it also uses GPS satellites to track where you jog, walk or even roller skate. It will measure how far you go and how fast you go. This will help you set yourself goals and understand how active you are, allowing you to think about your lifestyle and ultimately help you achieve your fitness goals. Another benefit of this watch is that it has a water rating of 5 ATM meaning it is both swim and shower safe!

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The sunlight readable touch screen display allows you to view your stats and to swipe to see more! The features also allow you to pair the watch with your smart phone to control music and stay connected with all of your smart notifications including emails, social media alerts and text messages. As well as tracking your fitness progress, it automatically syncs with the Garmin connect mobile app in which you can receive meaningful digital insights as well as daily motivational health tips. The Garmin Vivosmart HR + GPS comes in 3 colours so you can personalise it as you wish. Whether you go for black, purple or blue the design is simple and sleek not looking out of place if you wear it to the gym, at the weekend or for work!

The Samsung Gear S2 Smart Watch

This smart watch comes full circle with a durable stainless steel body that sits slim and sleek on your wrist. It is also interchangeable meaning you can customise your watch by changing the watch band to suit any occasion as well as customising the watch face. You have also got the choice between black or white.

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The things that you most need from your smartphone are available with a simple twist of the Gear S2. Gently turn the Bezel to scroll through long emails, zoom into a map and play the next track! You can also take charge of your health with the Gear S2. You can track your daily activity levels, heart rate and even your coffee vs water intake. The Gear S2 will also send you timely motivational messages to give you the push you need!

The battery life lasts up to 3 days but when it is time for a recharge, simply place it on the wireless charging dock. The Samsung Gear S2 has also partnered up with a growing portfolio of amazing apps to make the Gear S2 work effectively for you. The smartwatch comes with enough space to store up to 300 songs, synced seamlessly from your phone meaning you can have your music with you wherever you go, even if you leave your phone at home! Perfect for when you want to go on a run!

The Polar A360 Fitness Tracker

Polar offer a selection of high-quality fitness trackers and GPS sports watches to help you monitor your training and meet your fitness goals. The Polar A360 is one of our favourites from the brand. It is water resistant and is the first from the range to have both a wrist-based heart rate monitor and Polar personalised training guidance, as well as the 24/7 activity tracking. It even has added features such as smart notifications and a colour touchscreen making it a good all round choice. If you are looking to up your fitness goals this summer, then the Polar A360 is for you. Simply tighten the wristband and turn on the training mode to track your performance. Whether you are going for a run, working out at the gym, going for a cycle or simply walking to work, your activity and progress will be tracked. If you are lacking the motivation, don’t worry as the A360 will send you timely motivational feedback so you keep on top of your daily goals. It’s great for people who are always busy and on-the-go sending you vibrating notifications when you have incoming calls, messages, social media updates and calendar events.

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For more information and a larger breadth of products, visit our wearable tech event at very.co.uk to learn more about what is available and to find your perfect fit this summer!