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French ConnectionLife March 2010 £1

Mixed Media

DESIGNER COMPETITION If you think you have what it takes, enter our competition, More details on page 4.

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days to go... until the big opening

‘Get into the Mix’ Official Launch Party Details, and much more.....


Editors Letter Welcome to the first issue of FRENCH CONNECTION Life. We aim to reveal the brand’s new image ‘Mixed Media’, with exciting imagery and a sneak preview of the latest collection. To celebrate the launch of ‘Mixed Media’ we have pages packed full of competitions, parties and information, so you too can join in with all the fun! Get into the ‘Mix’

Natalaigh


Contents Editors Letter

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With only a few weeks until the launch of French Connection’s ‘Mixed Media’, the excitement is upon us all. So with the first issue of French Connection Life, find out all the inside information. You heard it here first!

Competition Details

The winner is revealed in this issue, and exclusive interviews with the runners up of our ‘Mixed Tape’ competition are revelaed.

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Launch Party Exclusive

Details of our exclusive launch. Find out who our celebrity guest is opening the store!

LookBook

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Exclusive look at the stores new garments. The first ever chance to see FC’s brand new image!

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Fashion shoot title??? Features

Fashion, art and music feature pages, filled with exciting launch fun!


Competition:

“Mixed Tape”

Calling all designers!!

The time has come, and we are giving one lucky contestant the chance to work alongside French Connection’s top designers. Whether you are fashion, graphics, or even music.... A competition is being held, to give you the chance to show your work within the newly re-furbished ‘Mixed Media’ store in Newcastle. The competition has an extended deadline, and there are plenty of open oppertunities. Runners-up will be selected to play/show their work at the launch show “Mixed Tape”. All you need to do is send us a disc with your designs/toiles, or a ‘mixed tape’ of your music, accompanies by an ispiration board. Please find postal details online at FrenchConnectionLife.


Exclusive Launch We can now confirm Cheryl Cole will be launching the re-branded store in Newcastle City Centre. The event is exclusive to French Connection VIP’s. However, you lucky readers of French Connection Life are entitled to 2 tickets when you register online at www.frenchconnectionlife.com or send us the tear off slip at the bottom of the page, and we’ll post the tickets straight to your door. The event will entail a champagne and canape reception, followed by a presentation to welcome “Mixed Media” to the store. The catwalk will then showcase the new collection. Mixed Tape competition winners will also be exhibited. The evening will finish of with a DJ set by FCUK FM’s resident DJ, and will be live on air.


Fashion, Music &

ART

French Connection Mixed Media


Page 1: Charis wears Rocker waistcoat and bleached skinnies. Richard wears ‘the blues’ check. Pages 2&3: Wendy Ruffle Dress and Blondie Tee. Page 4: Candy stripe ruffle dress and ‘green-sleeves’ with straw trilby (Also page 7) Page 6: Milkshake ‘in strawberry’ and gold buttoned harem shorts. Opposing Page: Both wear FC Hillbilly Red Checks. This Page: Charis in a Tie waist, white cotton shirt.and stone-wash denim shorts. (Also on 5) Richard in Chunky Knit and Blondie Tee.


French Connection Fashion Features Visit FrenchConnectionLife.com. Updated daily, our brand new website will inform you of everything going on in the “Mix”. With a countdown to the launch, you can’t miss a thing!! Movies, blog and lookbooks.... there’s nothing more we can offer at “Mixed Media” HQ. Oh wait, there is... Sign up to our mailing list online and you could be in with the chance to win £100’s vouchers Also, there are endless amounts of discounts available, so what are you waiting for?!

Dates for you diary

January: Boohoo, We saw the closure of French Connection for 6 months (I don’t know how we are surviving) February: Mixed Tape competition launched. March: French Connection Life is launched. Online and... yep, you guessed it (this very magazine) April: Look out for the new store windows to be revealed (butterflies in your tummy) May: Have you registered for your VIP ticket yet? You’ll need to get shopping at www.frenchconnection.com to purchase your outfit. June: The launch, Mixed Tape and many more goodies in store for you throughout June! July: Hello French Connection Newcastle. WOW!


The Store Welcome to the store! So... you’ve heard all the rumours. French Connection Newcastle have completely rebranded their store, just to suit you fashion forward North East! We have retro meets indie rock and roll, still in-keeping our elegant and sophisticated original image. So basically, we have something for everyone! Now, if that’s not enough for you, we are launching a kitsch hang-out underground. Serving our loyal French Connection customers fresh coffee all day long, you won’t want to leave. Well the great thing is, you don’t have to until 8pm! Mix your own tape with media from our Jukebox, or pick up one of our books from the fashion and arts library. At the “Mixed-Media” underground cafe, the world is your Oyster! Want more?! All this can be purchased on the top floor. From vinyl’s, books and magazines, to cosmetics, handbags and shoes. The ‘roof top shop’ is where you’ll want to buy all your goods, and it’s a great place to be seen. Oh, and are we forgetting something?... of course, the clothes. The main floor will feature mens and womenswear, but you won’t feel too close to the boys. Chilled and cleansed, the minimalistic “white room” offers a great ambience, with the latest collections on show in a unique and innovative way. Excited yet? We can’t wait either!!

And here’s a sneak preview!


Fashion, art &

MUSIC

French Connection Mixed Media


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