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Atlanta de Cadenet models for Love Label

The Wild Boys are set to go crazy for Atlanta de Cadenet’s latest photo shoot.  Acclaimed to be the new girl on the modelling block,  daughter of 80’s rock couple Amanda De Cadenet and John Taylor, models sexy sequin dresses, leggings, PU panelled tops and thigh split maxi dresses for Love Label.

Love Label Off Shoulder Sequin Bodycon Dress

With rock royalty leading the way, you will certainly not come undone in this collection with a directional ensemble of dresses and separates perfect for the party season.

Love Label Lace Patent Mix Top | Love Label Pattern Sequin Leggings

How to get a Kim Kardashian sleek ponytail with Salon Confidential Hair Extensions

Do you want to get a Kim Kardashian sleek ponytail? Well it’s easy with our Salon Confidential Extensions.  Watch the video above for a step by step guide to having that thick gorgeous ponytail you’ve always dreamed of!

If you want further advice check out our Hair Extensions Buying Guide.

Marissa’s top tip – If you have fine hair, back comb at the root of each section before securing the clip to create a cushion for a better grip.




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Get the beauty look: Party Girl

Makeup artist, Nancy Spencer from our This Week In Fashion shoot tells us how she got the hair and makeup look of our gorgeous model Grace.

Hair – Make Waves

For a nod to retro glamourous hair with a modern twist, part your hair deeply on the side and set the top section of your hair in Enrapture 20 piece Hair Rollers. Work your way round the rest of your hair with the Babyliss Boutique Soft Waves tong, leave curls to cool then brush out with the fantastic GHD Oval Dressing Brush.

Lips – Berry Christmas

Bring in the new year with some beautiful strong lips to compliment your retro hair. Try Dainty Doll Clear Lipstick 001 on its own or mixed with a little Barry M Lip Gloss Wand – Coconut to make a more subtle colour wash.

Eyes – Fabulously Feline

Use a soft gel liner such as Rimmel Gel Eyeliner to line across the top of the eyes. Smudge Barry M eye shadow trio in smoky seduction over the liner for a smoky effect and extra staying power. Add Eylure Girls Aloud Lashes – Nadine to flutter the night away.

Skin – All night Glow

Keep your makeup fresh all night and apply Daniel Sandler Retexturizing Face Primer before foundation. Use a lightweight foundation such as JML magic minerals makeup set over your skin and cheeks for an even finish and contoured cheeks.


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What does it take to find the perfect party dress?-

  • Women walk 31km to find their perfect party dress
  • After 25 minutes of shopping on the high street most women give up and head home
  • 23.3 hours is the total time it takes to complete Christmas shopping
  • 47% of women plan to do all their Christmas shopping online

The term ‘shopping marathon’ will take on a different (and very literal) meaning today as new research reveals how the average British woman walks a punishing 31km over six trips when searching for Christmas gifts and the perfect party dress. That’s three quarters the distance of the London Marathon.

The research, carried out by, quizzed 1,000 women aged 18 to 35 on their typical Christmas shopping experiences and the grueling lengths they go to every year in search of party style perfection.

Defying the notion that girls love nothing more than a bit of high street retail therapy, the results of the research show how the colossal crowds (60%), incessant merry music (6%) and claustrophobia of Christmas shopping leave women longing to be back in the comfort of their homes after just 25 minutes.

Those who fight through the despair and battle on may wish they hadn’t, however, as the seasonal outfit odyssey will see them spend the equivalent of an entire day (23.3 hours) on their feet, searching shop after shop, waiting in endless queues for tills and fitting rooms and pounding the pavements until it hurts.

Throw in the back-breaking journey home lumbered with several heavy shopping bags and eye-watering car parking fees and it’s no surprise that almost half (47%) plan to find their party dress, and indeed entire Christmas gift list, online this year.

Looking across the regions, shoppers in the Capital rack up the most shopping miles in the country, with the average Londoner walking the equivalent of the length of Oxford Street 16 times (39km) in the hunt for their perfect party dress. Meanwhile, shoppers in the South West can quite literally rest easy after the research shows they find their seasonal style in the shortest distance (21km).

Julie Donnelly, Head of Womenswear Buying at said: “Finding your Christmas party dress should be an enjoyable and convenient experience and that’s what we’re providing at We have a huge selection of party dresses to choose from and a variety of fun ways to pinpoint the perfect party dress, such as through our recent catwalk on ice event and you can order up until 10pm on 23rd December for delivery on Christmas Eve.”


Emeli Sande Brightens Up Charity Carol Concert

Chart-topper Emeli Sande sings Christmas carols just as good as she sings her hits. The talented singer performed at a charity concert in aid of the Nordoff Robbins trust this week and wrapped up warm in some snug knitwear. All the best pop stars are sporting jumpers this season, it seems!

The carol service at St Luke’s church in Knightsbridge was incredibly star-studded with Hollywood stars doing the Christmas story readings. Firstly, Love Actually star Bill Nighy captivated the audience then Hangover star Bradley Cooper made us swoon. Girls, he is every bit as gorgeous in real-life and thankfully the beard isn’t as bad as it has been. However, Emeli was definitely the main attraction of the night.

Emeli thanked everyone for a fantastic year and it is truly amazing to think about just how much she did in 2012. From winning the Critic’s Choice award at The Brits, to releasing her album Our Version Of Events that became the fastest selling album of the year, it kept getting better and better. She performed at the Olympics opening and closing ceremonies and the recent Sports Personality Of The Year Awards and The Royal Albert Hall. But somehow she can work any audience and even when she is just singing for a few people at a carol service she puts energy into it.

After the show, I went back and listened to Our Version of Events again and I bet I’m not the only one. I can’t wait to see what she does in 2013. Happy Christmas everyone!


Celeb Style Steal: Cheryl Cole’s Christmas Jumper

Festive jumpers seem to be this season’s big trend and if it’s good enough for Cheryl Tweedy, it’s good enough for us! Cheryl seems to have had a pretty good end to 2012 with a sell out arena tour, a new backing dancer boyfriend Tre Holloway and getting back together with Girls Aloud and she was walking around with a big grin on her face as she left the Radio 1 studios in London after an interview.

The jumper could also be helping to contribute to her healthy, rosy glow. You can get a similar one at Very with the Love Label flowerpot crop knitted jumper and Love Label Leather Skater Skirt.

But remember it’s Winter so you need to keep your legs warm with some Love Label winter woolen tights.

Cheryl wore this outfit for a day when she was running round London doing interviews. If you need to look good but have a busy schedule then this is an outfit for you. Cheryl is so good at the effortlessly glam look!

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New in: Love Label Sleeveless Fishtail Maxi Dress

A maxi dress always promises maximum style and glamour. This chic Love Label Fishtail maxi dress is a cool blend of bodycon scuba fabric and blissfully beautiful soft chiffon – perfect for that statement evening silhouette.

With scuba fabric to the body this Love Label maxi dress shows off your killer curves for a glorious hourglass. The chiffon fishtail finish adds shape while the semi-sheer fabric is a sultry finish that’s subtle but strong. This gorgeous dress has a zip at the back for a perfect fit.

And the best news is it’s only £35 and comes in 3 colours of black, magenta and nude!  Wear this with your tallest platform heels for height and drama. Lift the look with strappy metallic heels and a matching clutch bag.

What’s your favourite colour? x


This Week In Fashion: Party Girl

This Week In Fashion we are looking at New Years Eve Party dresses.  At this time of year we don’t always have a big budget to play with, so let us show you how to dress for three different price ranges, so all you have to worry about are your dance moves!

The first look of the day saw us style up the Love Label Galaxy Print Peplum Dress.  This dress is the cheapest of the lot, and comes in at £29!!  Taking  inspiration from the sci-fi trend we added high shine metallics, and modern statement accessories.


The galaxy print adds to the trend and makes this an excellent choice for going to a club or house party on New Years Eve.  The peplum shape is great for slim frames as it defines the waist and adds shape at the hips, just add the Love Label Paltrow Glitter Platform Ankle Boots and layer up with the Spike Statement Necklace.


To finish the look we added the South Textured Biker Jacket for instant cool credentials, add the Glitter Belt and you are ready to party!

The second outfit we put together was inspired by the debutante look and was our mid price range outfit.   The look was girly, think creams, fur and pastel metallics.

We layered the South Metallic Coat with Detachable Fur Collar with Lipsy Taffata Sequin Dress to achieve the look.  The dress retails at £70 so wont break the bank and is perfect for those wanting to slim larger hips yet still show off your legs.


To finish the look we added some Lipsy shoes and the Oasis Leaf Cluster Necklace to create the classic feel.  This outfit is perfect for those who are going for a New Years Eve dinner and then onto a party afterwards.

The third and most expensive looks is our hollywood glamour outfit.  This dress is about making a statement, with its top-to-toe sequins it’s a perfect choice for going to a new years eve ball.


The French Connection Ozlem Sequins Maxi Dress is so amazing all you need is a simple open toe shoe and this Coast Sophia Faux Fur Coat and you are set to sparkle.  No need to accessorise with jewellery just add a simple clutch bag and that is your nye party dress dilemma over!  The French Connection dress is £229 but it’s a special piece you can use again, a wardrobe classic!  The split up the side shows off just the right amount of leg, yet will keep you warm in the cold!!

With your party looks sorted there’s nothing more for you to worry about, Hollywood glamour, or cool club kid, Very have it covered!!  Check out the This Week In Fashion Video to see the looks in full!  Get practising your dance moves and see you next year for a fashion filled season of style!

Happy New Year!

Love Jess xx

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New in Nails Inc

Coming soon to Very…….The Nails Inc Bling it On range has now rolled to include a brand new collection – Leather & Skulls – using leather-effect polish and 3D embellishments.

This collection includes a Noho black and a Soho Mews tan leather-effect polish with a matching leather-effect cap to show the textured look.  It also includes 4 x 3D silver skull design embellishments, nail glue and an orange stick for application. Nail the trend with leather-look nails and create a feature nail with these stunning skull embellishments.

This is the new and exciting way to do nails – DIY style at home and up to you to choose your look!  Available online from 20 December.

In the meantime why not get your party nails sorted with our Christmas treats from Nails inc?

Nails Inc The After Party

We absolutely love this trio of full size Nail Inc polishes, especially the rainbow chunky glitter polish – Soho Street. The collection also features Disco Lane, a funky black holographic glitter nail polish, and Covent Garden Red, a full coverage gliteratti number.

This ‘After Party’ glittering Nails Inc collection is just perfect for the party season, and consists of all the shades you need to complement your party wardrobe.

Thinking of giving Nails Inc ‘The After Party’ collection as a gift? Well it comes in a lovely little gift box, so you don’t have to worry about wrapping! Don’t forget there’s 3 for 2 on all our gift, cosmetic and fragrance sets this Christmas.

Nails Inc is the UK’s leading fashion forward nail brand with a bestselling, highly sought after product range.

Nails Inc Backstage Collection

Perfect for any friend who loves elegant, sophisticated style with a little splash of sparkle!

Get ready for the party season with this gorgeous Nails Inc ‘Backstage Collection.’ These three full size nail polishes boast this season’s must-have shades, including: Stratford, a new rose gold mirror metallic polish; Porchester Square – Nails Inc bestselling muted mushroom polish, and Abbey Road; a funky holographic silver polish.

The box itself features a lovely bow, so you don’t need to worry about wrapping it up either!

Nails Inc Mini Favourites Collection

This is a great value pack – 5 shades, containing 2 hero shades and 3 holographic and glitter top coats. Perfect for that last minute gift or as a treat for yourself!

Happy painting girls!

Love Danielle x

Ella Henderson Attends The Very On Ice Fashion Show

Have you ever heard of a fashion show on ice before? That’s probably because it had never happened until this week when Very decided to organise a spectacular catwalk show at the Tower of London ice rink. It had the wow factor with gorgeous new fashion items and it had the X Factor as former contestant Ella Henderson took to the ice when the professional skaters had done their thing in the Spring Summer 2013 collection.

I had a chat with Ella after the show and she told me this was her first ever fashion show full stop. I hope she doesn’t get disappointed when she finds out the next one isn’t on ice! Also I caught up with Cheska Hull from Made in Chelsea (see our cheesey pic below), who told me she was off to New York after Christmas. Made in Chelsea has been sold to the Fox Network and this means the cast have been told to make the next series even more dramatic. This means even more love life drama – bring it on!

The evening started with some drinks and music to warm us all up before the skating started. TOWIE star Lauren Pope played DJ in rather fetching sparkly headphones. She looked stunning in a fur collar coat.

All the stars had front row seats – obviously – and they seemed to be enjoying it. Cheska sat next to her Made in Chelsea co-stars Ollie and Binky. How adorable are Binky’s snow boots?

Tom Pearce from The Only Way is Essex was on a date with The Bachelor winner Khloe Evans. It was slightly awkward for Khloe as her Made In Chelsea ex Spencer Matthews was also there. They asked to be sat far apart from each other and Spencer left as soon as the show was over. Khloe and Tom seemed to make a cute couple though.

And talking of cute, TOWIE star Joey Essex tried to impress the ladies by taking to the rink after the show. He actually did quite well, skating backwards and trying turns. Joey revealed to me he’s got a range of hair products out in 2013 – reem!

And finally, even I got on the ice with The Streets singer Leo Ihenacho who was rocking some new Very faux fur ear muffs. Leo’s got some solo music planned in 2013. Watch this space…

All of the stars that attended said they looked forward to seeing and wearing some of the new Spring Summer 2013 collection when it goes on sale. We’ll let you know who wears what.

Love Zoex


Celeb Style Steal: Taylor Swift Brightens Up Jingle Bell Ball

After singing songs about her break-ups and men who are trouble, Taylor Swift has bagged most girl’s dream man – Harry Styles. The One Direction heart-throb has been quite secretive about previous relationships and sneaked around a bit when he was dating Caroline Flack but he seems rather proud to have Taylor on his arm. The pair have recently been spotted on dates in both London and New York looking really loved up. Bless!

Mind you, I do think Harry is the lucky one in this relationship as Taylor is looking amazing right now. At the Jingle Bell ball she channelled the spirit of Christmas in cute red hotpants and a sparkly gold top. And there’s good news if you like her style as you can get some gorgeous shorts at Very with the Jameela Jamil shorts with belt

And you can add some extra sparkle to the outfit with a Love Label sequin peplum top

If you look at Taylor in our picture you’ll see she completes the look with some pretty flats. It’s never been so easy to look good and feel good at the same time thanks to these Fearne Cotton lace up flat shoes

Taylor might have Harry (for now) but looking like this you’ll definitely impress someone under the mistletoe!

Love Zoex