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“I just love it when people express themselves and use fashion as an extension of their personality” Beyoncé

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Beyoncé our exclusive interview with the

international superstar as her House of Deréon label hits Selfridges

0 1 4 Edge of night get the perfect little black dress for the party season from Bullring

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Style chart what’s hot this month

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Denise van Outen we talk fashion and babies

with the West End star

Street style fashion blogger Lou Jones captures the latest trends on the streets of Birmingham

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Beauty news all you need in your makeup bag

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Fragrant fashion match the new season

this autumn

trends to your scent

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Style news trends, news and the perfect gym

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Rock star granite is on our style agenda this

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Grooming news autumn’s best new finds and

bag

autumn

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Five minutes with … Adee Phelan on his

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VIP society: mix with the great, good and

new salon in The Cube

cool designer gift sets

0 4 9 Luke hot as Luke menswear turns ten, we picked out our faves

Gadget geek everyone loves a gadget …

stylish at SBL

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STYLE SOCIAL

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Fashion news autumn trends and handbag

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Skin you’re in invest in the latest trend: leather

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Circle of style statement necklaces for your

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Style Renaissance all the goss from shopping

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Social news Halloween club nights, restaurants

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Food and drink news some tasty treats for

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Food reviews dining out this weekend? Check

and a tasty cocktail

you to enjoy

out our reviews first …

Clockwise from top: Model wearing cardigan from French Connection, see page 42; Model wearing cropped jacket from Unique at Topshop, see page 22; Model wearing stretch mini dress from House of Deréon at Selfridges, see page 11; Skull necklace from Topshop, see page 27; Model wearing kimono hoodie from House of Deréon at Selfridges, see page 11; Daisy Hot Pink by Marc Jacobs, see page 41; backpack by Gucci at Harvey Nichols, see page 42; Whisky Leather boot from Next, see page 43; Snake Heel shoe from Dorothy Perkins, see page 23; model wearing House of Fraser, see page 47

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“IT’S HARD TO DESCRIBE THE HOUSE OF DERÉON GIRL IN THREE WORDS BUT I WOULD SAY THAT SHE’S DEFINITELY A TRENDSETTER”

Lighting up London Fashion Week with sheer star quality, Beyoncé came to launch her directional and contemporary womenswear label, House of Deréon, and the stars flocked to pay homage to the four months’ pregnant star. Already a huge hit in the

and share the new things

States, the label is new to

that she’s discovered. So it’s

the UK this season, and

really a great thing to have

is stocked in Birmingham

access to that.”

Selfridges. Full of exotic tribal patterns, ‘global

How would you describe

nomad’ motifs, animal

the House of Deréon girl in

prints, body-con dresses

three words?

and sexy statement pieces, House of Deréon

Beyoncé: “It’s hard to

is reminiscent of, and

describe the House of

very much the creation of

Deréon girl in three words

Beyoncé, along with her

but I would say that she’s

fashion designer mother

definitely a trendsetter. She’s

Tina Knowles.

someone who’s very sexy, confident, bold and who

The hottest ticket of the

Tina, how does Beyoncé’s personal style inspire the House of Deréon designs?

London Fashion Week calendar attracted a parade

Faith, Ellie Goulding, Alexandra Burke, Dionne Bromfield, Eliza Doolittle, The Saturdays, Jaime Winstone, Chipmunk, Rachel Stevens and Nick Grimshaw... and as the celebs lined up in the front row, Style Birmingham met Beyoncé and her mother Tina backstage for a few words on the collection. How did the House of Deréon clothing line come to be? Beyoncé: “My mother designed the stage outfits for Destiny’s Child 15 years

How do you think British style compares with

of stars including Lucy Liu, Rosario Dawson, Paloma

likes to make a statement.”

“I HAVE TO SAY THE WOMEN HERE...THEY’RE A LITTLE BIT MORE EXPERIMENTAL AND THEY COMBINE PRINTS THAT MAYBE SOME OF THE WOMEN IN AMERICA WOULD BE A LITTLE AFRAID OF DOING”

Tina: “Beyoncé has the most amazing style and we raided her closet. She’s blessed to be able to travel all over the world, pick up new trends

here…they’re a little bit more experimental and they combine prints that maybe some of the women in America would be a little afraid of doing but it looks so sexy. I think Kate Moss is so hot and I love how she puts things together. I see things in her closet and I’m like ‘Why didn’t I think of that? To put that with that!’. I like that non-conventional and original approach to fashion and we’re very happy to borrow some of those influences and put it in the line.” Who are your style icons?

American style? Beyoncé: “I love America and I love our style but I have to say the women

Beyoncé: “Well, I already mentioned Kate Moss but my sister Solange actually is also a style icon

ago. Girls always asked me ‘how can we dress like that?’ so it felt natural to create a clothing line.”

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From left: Stretch mini dress in natural snake, £80; Kimono hoodie in black, £110; Woven tank in natural snake, £65

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that are a little bit more

CR A Z Y IN LOVE. . .

‘showstopping’ and things that are a little more classic. I just try to reflect that in what I wear, whatever I feel

W I TH B EYO NC É The LFW party continued well into

on a given day, whatever

the night with an exclusive p o st-

emotion I feel inside. I think that’s the beauty of

catwalk celebration ho sted at Under

being a woman, you can

The B ridge at the C helsea Ground.

take things from your closet

Rosario Dawson

and express yourself in the most extensive way. I like to switch things up, sometimes I feel like a Rachel Stevens and Mr Hudson

hipster, sometimes I feel like a diva and sometimes I feel like a very sophisticated woman. There are things in the House of Deréon line that represent all of those emotions.”

Paloma Faith

What does your day-to-day wardrobe consist of? Beyoncé: “I don’t have one! I used to wear a lot of classic white shirts with a nice pair of straight leg jeans and great heels but I think

to me. She is not afraid of

How does your music

mixing different cultural

translate into the fashion

influences. She’ll put an

line? Does one inspire the

dresses and sexy jackets and

African head wrap with

other?

scarves. I’m draping because

now I’m wearing a lot of

different colour blocking.

Beyoncé: “My music

it has been really exciting

I just love when people

absolutely inspires the

to figure out new ways of

express themselves and use

fashion line. I think fashion

wearing clothes because I

fashion as an extension of

and music work perfectly

don’t want to be the typical

their personality. I also love

together inspiring one

pregnant woman who has

classic women that are really

another and for me, they

to wear a babydoll dress

elegant like Jackie Kennedy-

always go hand in hand.

everyday so we try to keep

Onassis. There are so many

My stage clothes are very

it funky and sexy and like a

different from my everyday

woman.”

beautiful, fashionable women it’s hard to pick just a few.”

Jaime Winstone and Hamish Bowles Rising R’n’B star Rita Ora

clearly I am with child! But

an Asian print skirt and

wardrobe and I think that’s what’s so beautiful about the

• Find House of Deréon at

line. We get to have things

Selfridges Birmingham.

The Saturdays’ Vanessa White and Rochelle Wiseman Eliza Doolittle

Tina: “There are some from the past I find very Hollywood glamour – Grace Kelly for classic beauty and Jackie O is one of mine also. Victoria Beckham is a great example of modern day style icon actually.” Beyoncé: “Yes indeed, she’s very chic.”

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“that’s the beauty of being a woman, you can take things from your closet and express yourself in the most extensive way”

Alexandra Burke

inspirational. I love the old

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Plunge neck dress with sequin detail sleeves by French Connection, clutch with flower detail by Karen Millen

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Dress by Karen Millen, wedges by Karen Millen

Red dress by French Connection, Crompton bag by Radley

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Just the right mix of elegant and sassy, this sequin dress, £160 at French Connection, is on our must-buy list

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Faux fur rocked the autumn/winter runways, now it’s here on our high street. Diamond by Julien MacDoanld faux fur coat, £80, Debenhams

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Steal a march on your Christmas shopping or simply treat yourself to some snuggly slipper boots, £29.50, M&S

4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

There was a collective sigh when these heels arrived in the Style Birmingham offices: loving the Art Deco cutwork, and all just £27.99 at New Look!

Wrap coats are THE shape of winter: channel Audrey Hepburn in this gorgeous red cocoon, £450, Jaeger London

Party season looms, so invest in the perfect clutch now: tiny, gold and a classic shape. It’s £28 at Accessorize

Fringing? Stitching? Textured leather? Yes please to the bag of the season: the Nikah tote, £250, AllSaints in The Mailbox

English country heritage dominates interiors for A/W ‘11: we love this witty stag cushion, £12, Next

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These delicate Marc Jacobs earrings would pair beautifully with everything this autumn: £105, Selfridges

This See by Chloé bracelet set, £40 at Harvey Nichols, ticks so many trend boxes, from 70s glamazon to neutral chic

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New York Fashion Week, sponsored by Mercedes Benz, saw Aid and the team working on the shows of Chris Benz, Mara Hoffman, Mark Fast and Maisonette 1977. Alongside TIGI and Nick Irwin, Bad Apple spent six days styling the models of the four very different shows. Aid relived the week of NY fashion: “The Chris Benz show was based on the Marilyn Monroe inspired style. They wanted it very dark, moody and tarnished. For Mara Hoffman, the show was based on South American style clothes so we went for sleek ponytails with synthetic hair wrapped with a piece of Mara Hoffman material in colours to match the clothes. The Faster show by Mark Fast was very extreme. They wanted the models to look like androids. There were lots of neon colours like orange, blue, turquoise and pink. We went for a slick ponytail for the Faster show. Then there was Maisonette 1977, which was based on the streets of France. The clothing was very soft with lots of layers and textures.

For the hair we went for very loose French braids which were designed to gradually fall out as the models went along the road.” Flying straight back to London, the Bad Apple team styled the shows for Kristian Aadnevik and Jaeger, with a brief pit stop at House of Holland for Aid where he styled the hair for the new face of Mac,

“THE FASTER SHOW BY MARK FAST WAS VERY EXTREME. THEY WANTED THE MODELS TO LOOK LIKE ANDROIDS”

working with XFactor’s Adam Reed. For Paris Fashion Week, the Bad Apple team styled the Pam Hogg show, watched by the woman responsible for pushing the

boundaries of fashion, Vivienne Westwood. Birmingham is proud to be home to a salon that is being invited to work on international shows. In issue 18 of Style Birmingham, Bad Apple featured an image of Cara Delevingne and Stuart Russell (see left). Cara has since been named as one of the top five girls to watch this year by Grazia, and can now be seen modeling for Burberry. Stuart is the headless self-stylist in the VO5 TV adverts. Aid certainly has a knack for picking out the talent. This talent spotting has spread through to his staff. Senior Stylist Rob accredits his talent to a passion for hairdressing. “I loved doing the Fashion Weeks this year. It was very tiring, but totally buzzing. Everyone has the freedom to do whatever they want with their hair. It’s all about individual style.” The five-step consultation given to all clients ensures that everyone leaves Bad Apple with a smile on their face. Aid is working with Salon Partner Daniel Torres to branch out Bad Apple salons around the country. Bad Apple currently has salons in Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield. Bad Apple is certainly the one to watch.

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M U M ’S T HE WORD M o s t p e o p l e k n o w h e r a s t h e E s s e x b l o n d e f r o m B i g B r e a k fa s t. S i n c e b e c o m i n g a m u m f o r t h e f i r s t t i m e l a s t y e a r at t h e a g e o f 3 5 , D e n i s e va n O u t e n h a s l e a p t s t r a i g h t b a c k i n t o h e r w o r k , l e a r n i n g t o j ug g l e m o t h e r h o o d, a h i g h p r o f i l e l i f e s t y l e a n d h e r b u sy ca r e e r People always ask how to get back into shape after

I’ve had a rather varied career doing theatre and

having a baby. It’s much harder if you don’t start until

TV. I love them both equally. When I’ve been doing TV

after you’d had the baby. While you’re pregnant, listen

for a while, I miss doing theatre. When I’ve been doing

to what your body wants and try to find a healthy

theatre, I miss doing TV. I don’t miss the Big Breakfast

alternative. It’s all about everything in moderation.

days of getting up early. I had to go through it all again

When I was pregnant I was craving carbs. It would

with motherhood! Betsy’s our alarm clock these days.

have been very easy to just sit and eat lots of chips, but instead I went for whole-wheat pasta. In the early stages

I love fashion. It’s something I do online all the time.

I was craving cheddar cheese, which was obviously

I’m always browsing fashion websites like ASOS

going to pile on the pounds. I spoke to my nutritionist

to check out the latest trends. I buy most of Betsy’s

who recommended drinking more milk and taking a

essentials and baby clothes online too. The only problem

calcium supplement. There are alternatives to the foods

is trying to hide all the boxes from my husband! He

that you are craving. The whole thing about eating for

comes home and says, “Have you been shopping again?”

two is a complete myth.

I have to try to arrange deliveries when he’s not home! You must remember to treat yourself occasionally. Even

When I went back into work after having Betsy, I

if money’s tight, you should still have the odd little treat

received quite a lot of criticism. I have a lot of friends

to make yourself feel good.

who have had to return to work as a necessity. I respect women who choose to stay at home, but I’ve always

I’ve just finished doing a film called Run For Your

loved working. I’m really lucky in that, the job that I do

Wife. It’s a British comedy, out next year. It’s got a great

enables me to spend lots of time with Betsy. The first job that I had after having Betsy was in Legally Blonde in the West End. I was home all day and I was working at night after

cast with Neil Morrissey,

“I’M ALWAYS BROWSING FASHION WEBSITES LIKE ASOS TO CHECK OUT THE LATEST TRENDS”

she had gone to sleep. I felt

Danny Dyer and Sarah Harding. I’ve also just started doing my narration for The Only Way Is Essex. I’ve also partnered up with Three to promote use of smart phones for

the criticisms were very unfair because of the job that I

mums. Being a new mum myself, it felt like a perfect

was doing.

collaboration. Three have come up with the All You Can Eat data, which is great; encouraging new mums to

After I had Betsy, I went on power walks to try to

use smart phones to see how much time they can save.

keep in shape. I also did a book called Bumpalicious

I was struggling a lot during the early days, trying to

that was all about keeping fit and healthy during

juggle being a busy, working mum, running the house

pregnancy. I’m currently working on my next book,

and getting back to work. I learnt of the benefits of

called Mumalicious about the first year of motherhood.

smart phones for myself, with the amazing time saving

All you can do is keep as fit and healthy as you can, eat

opportunities and convenience of the smart phone. The

sensibly and look after yourself.

rest of my time is spent hanging out with Betsy. She’s at such a good age now that I just want to be around her

We would like to have more children, but we’re

all the time

not ready yet. Betsy’s 16 months old, she’s just started walking so I’m literally following her everywhere. We

Denise is currently providing narration for The Only Way

would like another one, but I certainly wouldn’t want

Is Essex on ITV2.

two in nappies.

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FASHIO N NEWS T h e s h o e o f t h e s e a s o n , d r a m at i c c a p e s , c l a s h i n g pat t e r n s a n d fa b u l o u s n e w m u s t - h av e h a n d b a g s

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CROPPED JACKETS

On the runways at Erdem, Stella McCartney and Valentino, cropped jackets and tuxedos are one of the most chic – and wearable – of the new A/W ’11 trends. Flattering to any figure and an investment buy for the future, choose a cropped jacket that will stand the test of time. Topshop’s Unique collection has a great range: blue tux £50, smart jacket £55, biker jacket £160.

NEW IN

Navajo details are everywhere right now, on shirts, accessories, shoes, even hats. River Island’s gone big on this theme for autumn, with a range of gorgeous wraps and shawls in striking Native American patterns and rich colours. The line also includes Aztec prints and tartan, and work fantastically with jeans and pared-down accessories. Boots £65, necklace £9.99, all River Island.

Orange is autumn’s hottest hue: dress, £29.99, in store November at H&M

editor’s

CHOICE Stack ring set, £22, Laura Ashley

NW3 brackley sweater, £99, Hobbs

Boots, £110, Dune

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Floral jumpsuit, £39, Miss Selfridge

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Snake heel shoes in midnight blue, £42, Dorothy Perkins

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Clash your patterns to show your style savvy this season. The fashion world’s having a big pattern moment, taking clashing prints to extremes, with ikat meeting batik, leopardskin mixing with florals and graphics screaming against stripes. For a workable way to try the trend, stick to a single colour: we love this Victoriana-style Autograph dress, £65, and tights, £6,, both Marks & Spencer.

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Capes are a huge trend again for winter, but this year’s are dark and dramatic with a touch of the theatrical. We can’t resist this embellished cape, £75, Wallis: pair it with everything from body-con dresses to t-shirt and jeans for an instant style update.

1. Leopard print drawstring, £295, Biba at House of Fraser 2. Annina snakeskin, £275, LK Bennett 3. J by Jasper Conran quilted tote, £65, Debenhams 4. Bosworth tote, £299, Jaeger 5. Stella McCartney Falabella tote, £680, Harvey Nichols 6. Tan leather, £35, Marks & Spencer

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Top with fur trim, £49.99, Wallis

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OSE S CHO SHADE S S K, ELE TIM F BLAC AN O , OT ACC ERRY B O B T MUL AND

G-Star Raw

Academy of Art

Madison dress, £200, Monsoon

Tan skinny trousers, £180, Topshop

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Chloe Marcie tote, £1,025, Harvey Nichols

Fa s h i o n ’ s h av i n g a b i g h e a r t f o r s l e e k a n d c h i c l e at h e r t h i s w i n t e r : pa r e d - d o w n a n d e l e g a n t, t h i n k c l a s s i c i n v e s t m e n t d r e s s i n g at i t s b e s t

Embossed clutch, £145, Biba at House of Fraser Mocha skirt, £99, Marks & Spencer

Dress with suede panels, £60, Dorothy Perkins

Hula heels, £95, Dune Stitch gloves, £19.99, Laura Ashley

Pencil skirt, £39, Miss Selfridge

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Announcing the launch of the only independent lingerie boutique in the city of Birmingham, situated in the beautiful historic Burlington Arcade on 21st October 2011

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Bonbonniere will offer delicious, designer lingerie exclusive to us in the city.

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We offer a ‘by appointment’ fitting service, exceptional customer service, a customer register to ensure we keep all your details. Also, a wish list for the pieces you didn’t buy but would like to! (useful for partners). We have private appointments by request and offer advice for gentlemen.

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Do join us in our beautiful new boutique, browse the collections, relax, have a coffee and discuss your needs with our fully-trained advisors.

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Black beads, £35, Marks & Spencer

Red, £15, Wallis

Tadashi Shoji

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Stones, £15, Accessorize

Christian Siriano

Feathers, £18, Accessorize

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Blue feather, £19.99, River Island

Gold, £14, Miss Selfridge Jewels, £16, Next

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MU DAU M AND GH TER

A SHAWL THING Alexandra Townsend, 17

Laurie Townsend, 40

Alexandra’s blonde waves, simple grey jersey dress and cosy matching shawl all create a look of pure softness from head to toe. The outfit is also given a girly touch by the pretty Victoriana lace-up boots and a gold pendant necklace.

STYLE HAZE

The chunky winter knit works nicely with Laurie’s pretty dress thanks to the burnt sienna hue. Her matching belt features cut-out hearts all around it, which is a cute detail to add next to the miniature print of the dress.

shift SURRENDER Hannah Walsh, 23

PEACHY DREAM Catherine Molloy, 26

Catherine’s demure dress is beautifully finished with a clasp belt and pussy-bow neck tie. The tights and flats add a lovely featherlight look to the outfit with their complementary tones of pearl grey and tan, all adding up to a very refined result.

The midnight blue of Hannah’s shirt perfectly enhances the deep grey shift dress. The belt makes her waist a focal point, while the Peter Pan collar and wide sleeves bring a playful edge to the look. Finally, an injection of bright colour in the form of red lipstick seals the style deal.

DECADENT DELIGHT

C IT Y C EN TRE

ST Y L E Fa s h i o n b l o g g e r L ou Jo n e s wa s at S t y l e B i r m i n g h a m L i v e , ca p t u r i n g t h e c i t y ’s fa s h i o n i s ta s o n f i l m a n d c h o o s i n g h e r t o p t h r e e m o s t s t y l i s h at t e n d e e s

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Sophie Timbrell, 18

Sophie lets her floral jumpsuit take centre stage by adding simple accessories: a silver necklace and drop belt, and small brown patent clutch. With her vibrant copper hair colour added to the mix, she could easily carry this look straight from day to night.

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AT S B L Wi t h s o m a n y fa s h i o n-f o rwa r d wo m e n e n joy i n g t h e f u n at S B L , w e h a d ou r wo r k c u t ou t t o c h o o s e a f ew fav e s . B u t t h e s e t h r e e s t y l e m av e n s caug h t ou r ey e : f o r s t y l e , f o r sa s s , a n d f o r t h e s u p e r- c o n f i d e n t way t h ey r o c k e d

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E LOVR HE K LOO Sarah Driscoll

Owning a statement coat ensures you will be at your most stylish throughout winter whatever the weather; they are an essential investment and will keep you warm for years to come. By wearing only black, Sarah has made hers the focal point of the outfit. This works well because she has mixed together textures of suede, leather and wool. A true pre-winter warmer!

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Vicky Gayle

Vicky’s beautifully knitted Eighties jumper and grey cut-out platforms lend some softness to the statement power shoulders of her smart black jacket. With her high quiffed hair and purple nails, she is trend-worthy of any catwalk, and we love her attitude. Vicky says, “I had a great time at SBL, and I came away really wanting to go shopping! Events like this help people to realise what a fantastic city Birmingham is for fashion and style, and I felt super-enthusiastic about our city after seeing the runways at SBL. The lighting, the models, the staging, the styling and of course the fashion: it was all absolutely brilliant. I love high fashion and putting together a look from the high street: my shoes are from Zara, but I also love to shop at Topshop and Urban Outfitters for their sophisticated but edgy pieces.”

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prints CHARMING Josephine Lopacka

They say it’s all in the detail, and it is here: an a-line silhouette and clever front-panelling both draw attention to the waist, while the optical print and flirty kick at the hem give the dress a conservative and fun feel simultaneously. Josephine has completed the look with matching bangles and a statement necklace: it’s a youthful but elegant look that totally works for her.

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ST YLE RENAISSANCE AT

TH E MAILBOX Style Renaissance has launched: your chance to shop up a storm from now until New Year!

Style Renaissance at The Mailbox is giving Birmingham fashionistas a great new place to add to their favourite shopping hotspots! From finding the perfect gift for a loved one to discovering something fabulous to wear for the fast-approaching party season, Style Renaissance will definitely leave you spoilt for choice, right up until the end of the year.

made handbags. Mullan Lighting has come to Style Renaissance from Ireland, to show lighting with a wow! From glamorous chandeliers to bespoke lampshades – all guaranteed to create a real talking point in your home. TS Homeware is a family-run specialist in luxury wicker furniture and gift products, and I Wrap Couture is a one of a kind boutique that sells a wide range of good quality unique furniture, gifts, home furnishings and gift wrapping service. Finally, there’s Any House Of Designs, The Mailbox’s very own furnishings bespoke designer, available to create the perfect curtains and furnishings for you.

Split into seven sections, here’s a taster of what’s on offer. STYLE CLINIC Learn from those in the know. Dedicated style advisors will help you take the legwork out of shopping and use their knowledge of the latest trends to pick the perfect look. Not only that, visitors get the chance to shop the new season collections from the featured fashion, jewellery and accessory labels. Who’s there? Expect to find Pastiche Couture, the UK’s number one supplier of opulent prom dresses, as well as striking celebrity-influenced dresses. Check into Style Clinic The Boutique, where image consultants offer style, colour and shape advice to women of all ages. INNOVATIVE BEAUTY Confused by the latest skincare advances? Want to catch up on the new cosmetics trends? Mailbox experts certainly have their fingers on the pulse when it comes to the beauty breakthroughs. Meet JRS Arbonne Consultant: this renowned health and wellbeing company is on a mission to provide safe, pure and beneficial beauty product. Stocked in Harrods and with a celebrity following, Arbonne has its own consultant based in the Beauty Innovation area throughout Style Renaissance. Made in England, Ruxx uses the finest leather and finishes to create its selection of leather backpacks and rucksacks. The brainchild of designer Sarah Ward-Hendry, the bags combine luxurious materials, head turning designs and practicality. Hard to resist is Nancy Pop, who joins Style Renaissance from Notting Hill. She specialises in statement pieces for women as well as showcasing collections from up and coming designers. HOME STYLE Pick up essential tips from a professional interior designer, who can guide shoppers through the new season trends for the home. From bespoke furniture to Christmas decorations, there will be plenty of inspirational gifts and accessories on sale too. You’ll love Felt So Nice, with its creative range of high quality, design-led products, all made by hand. You’ll find everything from fun funky slippers and hand-

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JEWELLERY BOX Step inside to discover a musthave range of opulent pieces that will go straight to the top of anyone’s Santa wish-list. Pick up some great advice on jewellery and gems, and enjoy the chance to splash out on a fabulous statement piece. We love Julia Burness Jewellery: with a nod towards creating environmentally-friendly pieces, Julia creates stunning metallic lace jewellery using gold from Fairtrade mines and recycled silver. She works closely with clients to create individual and stunning items. Fluid By Designs craft one-off designs, the handiwork of jewellery designer Sarah Clarke, and you’ll want to snap up the work of Angeli Yara, a Columbian designer of bespoke pieces.

“STYLE RENNAISSANCE WILL DEFINITELY LEAVE YOU SPOILT FOR CHOICE, RIGHT UP UNTIL THE END OF YEAR”

STYLE CENTRE A treasure chest for trendsetters, the marketplace features an impressive selection of designers, vintage and couture fashion, millinery, costume jewellery and lavish gifts. Stasia has a lust-have collection of exclusive slippers and footwear, as seen on the stylish feet of Myleene Klass and baby Hero. Launched last year, the company creates striking shoes, with design and quality at the very heart of the collections. Homeandkids.com has a range of gorgeous gifts and eye-catching interior items, showcasing a wide selection of designs from across Europe. Many of the pieces on sale are from collaborations with local artists. Also in the Style Centre, you’ll find Hammamas. Founded by a group of friends, this company was originally set up to offer hand-loomed cotton towels. Since then, the range has grown and now boasts blankets and sarongs. E-Vintage stocks a must-see collection of distinctive vintage garments and accessories, handpicked from across the globe and spanning the decades. All the items are in great condition and date from the 20s through to the 70s … perfect if you’re rocking this season’s retro trends. Handbag Heaven lets you enjoy the

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latest handbags, trendy purses and more. Getting the hottest looks has never been easier whether you are looking for the perfect shoulder bag or sexy clutch, Handbag Heaven has exactly what you are looking for. Beauty at Hart features the latest eveningwear and designer casual wear with products inspired by celebrities, and the ponchos from Casha are exquisite, elegant and versatile, striking the perfect balance between being very fine in texture and incredibly warm. THE GENTRY The guys don’t need to feel left out, with a dedicated area highlighting up-to-theminute men’s fashion and grooming. Personal shoppers and style consultants are on hand to give advice on a new winter wardrobe. Drop in on CB Menswear.com, where you can discover an exclusive range of high quality Italian designer shirts from such names as Claudio Lugli, Daniel Rosso and Steel & Jelly, as well as casual options from Stone Island, Lacoste and Fred Perry. Visitors to CB Menswear will also have the chance to enter a competition to win a wine-tasting day for two at Bank. Fox & Chave has a lovely selection of silk ties and scarves. Designs are inspired by the arts, from classic decorative details to modern cartoonists. The eye-catching range uses the best fine twill or crepe de chine silk, along with up to 30 colours, to achieve subtle detail and accurate reproduction. REJUVENATION CENTRE Spotlighting the best of the best, this collection of elite services focuses on wellbeing, cosmetic treatments, personal training and positive mental health. Destination Skin specialise in results: whether you want a younger-looking clearer complexion or to remove unwanted hair, this place has a treatment to suit every skin type and requirement. Step into Beauty at Heart, a salon with a difference offering the very best service for beauty treatments specialising in Dermalogica treatments and products.

Opposite page: all Nancy Pop. This page clockwise from above: Nancy Pop; Ruxx bag; Julia Burness Jewellery; Stasia grey slippers £35; Claudio Lugli paisley shirt £70; Ruxx bag £195

Plan your visit Style Renaissance participants are all to be found inside shop units in The Mailbox, although they will, on occasion, spill out onto the mall itself for a more upclose and personal experience. Check in regularly to see what’s new! Style Renaissance is open most days, but opening hours will vary over the 14 weeks of the event, so it’s best to check www.mailboxlife.com for details

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Clinique Limited Edition Great Lips, Great Cause Key Ring with three mini Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 glosses, £15, (£2 from each goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation)

Breast Cancer Care Ribbon charm, £38 (£15 goes to charity), Swarovski in Bullring

Tickled Pink Betty Boop T-shirt, £10 (£1 to charity), ASDA

OAKLEY Discreet prescription glasses, from £140 (£10 from every sale goes to the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care), from Schuh and Sunglass Hut in Bullring, and Vision Express

Estee Lauder The Elizabeth Hurley Lip Set, £18.50 (£5 from each will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation)

Pink pen, £14 (£1

arovski goes to charity), Sw

BUY PINK

Elemis Think Pink beauty kit, £29.90 (Elemis has pledged a donation of £10,000 to Breast Cancer Care), leading department stores

D o y o u r b i t f o r B r e a s t C a n c e r Awa r e n e s s Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion, £3.59 (30p charity donation), Boots

M o n t h t h i s O c t o b e r b y t r e at i n g y o u r s e l f to a few of these gorgeous pink products

ChapStick pink, £2.49 (20p from each goes to charity), Boots

Estee Lauder Perfectionist (CP+) Wrinkle Lifting Serum 50ml with charms, £63.50 (£10 donation)

Morphy Richards kettle and toaster, £39.99 (Morphy Richards has pledged to donate £20,000 in total), department stores

Wristband, £2, Dorothy Perkins (all proceeds go to Breast Cancer Care)

If you’d like to find out more about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk

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BE AUT Y NEWS S k i n ca r e m i r ac l e s , n ew s e a s o n c o l ou r s a n d a pa l e t t e t o c h e r i s h …

GOODBYE DRY

Kelly Brook says the secret to her creamy-soft skin is body lotion, and lots of it. If your skin suffers as the weather turns colder, get your glow back with the gorgeous new Elemis Pro-Collagen Body Cream, £49. It’s infused with a trio of exotic oils - Babassu, Castanha and Bilberry Seed – so it’s bursting with natural goodness.

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The Sanctuary Spa Therapies Sleep collection, each blended with aromatherapy oils to help you wind down and sleep better, including a Bath Float, Candle, Eye Pillow and Body Elixir, from £7.25 from Boots.

Juniper Sling and Eau San Pareil, both by Penhaligon’s, £110 each at Harvey Nichols

MUST-HAVE NECK IT

No need for nips and tucks: the new Rodial Chin & Neck Lift, £79 at Harvey Nichols, will keep you looking toned and firm.

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Sixties fashion legendary label Biba has created a tiny capsule collection of make-up this season. The eye palette £26, lip palette £24, and lip gloss ring £15, are all achingly beautiful and real collector’s items. Find the range at House of Fraser.

LUST-LIST

Rely on MAC to perfect your skin this autumn. We’ve fallen in love with the new Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF35, £21.00, a lightlytinted primer that instantly makes your skin look airbrushed.

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EDITOR’S FAVE

Look out for Clarins’ best-ever palette in the new autumn range. The Limited Edition Passion Face Palette, £35, is a compact to die for: heavy, golden and closes with a satisfying click! The ultra-fine powder is peachy-pink with a hint of gold, and just one sweep will light up your face: perfect for Christmas parties.

BIRTHDAY BEAUTY

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Everyone loves Aromatics, Clinique’s classic fragrance, this year celebrating its 40th birthday. The rich layers of rose, jasmine, myrrh and patchouli blend to give it the perfect evening vibe: sexy without being obvious. There’s a limited edition tribute version to celebrate the milestone, this time with lighter notes of orange flower and peach, £60.

NEW LOOK Skin needs extra exfoliating as the winter approaches to keep cell turnover high and avoid dullness. Try Sk:n Facial Exfoliating Cleanser, £20, to lift off dirt and makeup and leave skin ultra-soft. Available at the Sk:n Clinic on Bull Street in the city centre and Boots.

Every now and then a cosmetics collection comes along that is unashamedly all bout the glamour. Estee Lauder’s channeled the Hollywood red carpet this season, with the much-anticipated Pure Color Modern Mercury Collection. Avant-garde and bold, the palettes drip with molten metallics making it a one-stop shop for the smoky-eye look this party season. Lips stay neutral in creamy nudes and nails are a sophisticated green-black, as seen on the runway at Derek Lam for A/W ’11. Prices start at £18.50.

THEATRE NIGHT

Like to weave a little drama into your look? Check out the new Theatre of the Nameless collection from Illamasqua at Selfridges. Inspired by the decadence of nightclub life in 1920s Berlin, it’s full of darkly sophisticated shades, high shine lip colours and dazzling iridescent hues of green, blue and purple. Most wearable? The Cream Pigment, £17, a matt eyeshadow that lasts all day, and Nail Varnish, £13.50, in Stone Brown and Blue Violet.

WILD SCENT

Oh, how we heart Jo Malone! Now there’s a new fragrance to try: the light and lovely Wild Bluebell, from £36, in cologne, handwash, candles and more. Whimsical and fresh, it feels like a walk in the woods. Find Jo Malone in Selfridges in Bullring.

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FIVE M INU T ES WI T H...

ADEE PH EL AN H a i r s t y l i s t t o t h e s ta r s A d e e P h e l a n i s b r i n g i n g C ov e n t Ga r d e n c o o l t o B i r m i n g h a m ’s n ew e s t a r c h i t e c t u r a l m a rv e l , T h e C u b e , a s h e o p e n s h i s n ew £ 1 .6 m i l l i o n sa l o n I’m an architect: a designer who happens to cut people’s hair. What I love about hairdressing is that it’s an art. I’ll never be a billionaire hairdresser because I don’t believe in half an hour haircuts. I don’t believe in 45-minute haircuts. I believe in hour-long haircuts. I believe in great consultations. People only go to the hairdressers once every ten weeks as a treat. It’s our job to treat these people and provide them with a service they will remember. With each of my clients I will ask them to fill out a questionnaire. I welcome criticism. I will have team meetings three times a week for the first three months to feedback on what’s going well and what we need to improve on. I’ve not put my name above the door to leave it in the hands of somebody else; I’m going to be in the salon everyday for the first six weeks, then three days a week from then on. The unmistakable face of Adee Phelan may be familiar to you for many reasons. He was the man behind the Beckham Mohawk haircut that took the world by storm on the cover of GQ, the star of Channel 4’s The Salon and has also appeared on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! Now, Adee is returning to his Birmingham roots, bringing with him style, contemporary design and celebrity friends. I’m from Birmingham originally. I always said that if I ever did anything in Birmingham it would have to be on a major scale and it would have to be in an iconic building. Let’s face it. The Cube is an amazing building. The fact that Marco [Pierre White] was opening a rooftop restaurant in The Cube played a big part in my

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decision to invest. I trust his judgment. He’s like a father figure to me. He was definitely my inspiration for coming back to Birmingham. Birmingham has changed so much over the last few years. The mix of new restaurants, salons and bars has dramatically transformed the city. There have been some fantastic new buildings built around Birmingham in recent years, and The Cube is now one of them. I’ve had a rather hands-on role in the development of my new salon. People walking passed the salon in the last few weeks must have thought one of two things: either “you’re the head of a brand, that looks unprofessional” or “he’s got his sleeves rolled up, good on him”. I was covered head-to-toe in dust and dirt. It’s been my baby. I’m very excited to see how we develop.

“I’m AN ARCHITECT: A DESIGNER WHO HAPPENS TO CUT PEOPLE’S HAIR”

Most people know me for the David Beckham Mohawk. Back in 2002, David and I sat down and decided on the Mohawk style, during a proper consultation. He said, “If I don’t like it, I’ll shave it off!” Luckily, he liked it! And so, it seemed, did the rest of the world. Men were flying in from Japan asking me to give them the Beckham haircut. It was a crazy time! It all started a few years before that, in 1999. I went to the Hairdressing Awards with Lee Stafford. At the time, I was a painter and decorator. After the awards, Lee said to me that I should get in to hair. He said I had good banter and a good eye. A year to the day I was there again, picking up the award for British Men’s Hairdresser of the Year. I opened my first salon a year later. David [Beckham] was the first celebrity I ever did. He’s amazing to work with. They both are, David and Victoria. They’re kind, pleasant, respectful and very generous. I never sold a story on them. I never spoke disrespectfully about them. That is worth its weight in gold. People sell out their celebrity friends much too easily now. In terms of style, my biggest influence is Alexander McQueen. I also love the classiness, the sexiness and the simplicity of Tom Ford. I love the madness of Vivienne Westwood and the pure genius of McQueen. Alexander McQueen is the benchmark for fashion in my mind.

All of my tattoos have a meaning. They all have religious or symbolic meaning to me. I’m a big Winston Churchill fan so there’s a lot to do with him too. I have OCD, so once I’d had one arm done, I had to get my whole body done. Apart from my hands and my head, my entire body is covered. People often ask me if I would do reality TV again. I’m not a fan of reality TV, but never say never. There’s too much reality TV around these days. For me, it’s about the industry, the craft. It’s about doing something tasteful. I don’t like reality shows where the people are just there to make a name for themselves, to get noticed, to get their faces in magazines. If you asked me if I would rather be rich or famous, I would say rich. Most people would say famous. People want to be noticed. I’ve worked with real celebrities like David Beckham. That’s real celebrity. I’m just a hairdresser. I don’t follow trends in my salons. It’s about giving people what suits them. It totally depends on the person. Fashion is no longer based on what happens on the catwalk. Now, fashion is determined by celebrities. If Victoria Beckham has a bob, everyone wants a bob. If Madonna was to get a red stripe down the middle of her head, so would everyone else. The Adee Phelan salon is now open in The Cube Birmingham. For salon bookings call 0121 643 7921.

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T h e fa s h i o n, b e au t y a n d s h o p p i n g e v e n t o f t h e y e a r , S t y l e B i r m i n g h a m L I V E wa s o n c e aga i n a h u g e s u c c e s s t h i s y e a r , with record numbers of stylish shoppers a l l e xc i t e d b y t h e A / W ‘ 1 1 t r e n d s , o f f e r s a n d e v e n t s ta k i n g p l ac e i n t h e c i t y centre from 23-25 Sep tember.

This year saw gorgeous George Lamb back to host the Town Hall catwalk show for the second time since the show began. With the sharpest of suits and that famous glint in his eye, George certainly didn’t disappoint. Each of the stunning shows featured nine themed scenes including ‘Hollywood Western’, ‘Dark Side’ and ‘Optic Shock’ all fabulously styled and showcasing the latest A/W ‘11 trends. The city centre was alive with visitors throughout the weekend, with each energetic show inspiring the fashionista packed audience to pick-up a seasonal look (or four...) in the city centre’s 100+ stores.

Elsewhere in the city centre there was an endless programme to take advantage of. Those looking for a beauty fix headed to the Harvey Nichols beauty hub, Debenhams, Puro Hair and Selfridges to name just a few, for anything from a manicure to a hair restyle or makeover. House of Fraser’s Beauty Boutique offered visitors the chance to see top brand make-up artists in action on stage, plus mini accessory fashion shows and loads of beauty offers each day. Expert make-up tips were available at the MAC Cosmetics theatre at The Mailbox, as well as styling tips from Caryn Franklin’s ‘How to Look Good’ at Pavilions with advice from celebrity make-up artist

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Ariane Poole and award winning hairstylists Royston Blythe. Meanwhile, shoppers were treated to a groundbreaking holographic runway at Bullring with The Show: Redefinition. Among the models, wowed onlookers could also spot 2010 winner of Britain’s Next Top Model, Tiffany Pisani and George Lamb himself make holographic appearances during the show. Visitors can’t have missed the Style Birmingham LIVE bus on New Street offering makeovers and activities with the Capital and Heart Street Stars, as well as the amazing Granny Turismo speeding by on waist-high shopping

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trolleys. StyleBirmingham.com also hosted an exclusive blogger event with celebrity stylist Bradley Taylor, who offered fashion tips to the audience after each Town Hall show. There were discounts and prizes up for grabs for the best stylish coffee lover photograph at Café Blend and even free cocktail masterclasses every hour at South American cantina Bodega. The whole event flew by but next year’s is already in the planning. If you have feedback, suggestions or ideas, let us know via our website, Twitter and Facebook, as we’d love to know what you think. Here’s to Style Birmingham LIVE 2012!

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@emilyjayneimage STILL going through pictures of @ stylebirmingham live for the blog! Took so many!

@ grimmywest @hn_birmingham thank you on behalf of everyone that sipped a few alcoholic beverages during @ stylebirmingham #sbl11

@AliDeFoy “@MidlandsFashion: Did anyone visit @stylebirmingham over the weekend? We thought it was fab!” yes it was fab x

@LouisaCotterill @stylebirmingham Had a fab time at Style Birmingham; drank our body weight in Champagne, loved the catwalk show, and were charmed by George!

@JulieShaw25 fabulous fashion, shopping, lunch & bubbly day @stylebirmingham plus meeting the gorgeous george lamb of course!

@teaantoastblog @MidlandsFashion I loved the @stylebirmingham weekend! Brilliant!! I covered the weekend for the blog www.tea-antoast.com

@MHVHforlife We had a great time @HN_ Birmingham @Stylebirmingham Fabulous clothes, music and people.

@MidlandsFashion Did anyone visit @stylebirmingham over the weekend? We thought it was fab!

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shout out to @stylebirmingham had an amazing weekend, and seen my first ever fashion show very memorable !!!

@HN_Birmingham Amazing weekend for @ Stylebirmingham Live. Hope you all had a fabulous time!

@lara_edwards was impressed with the catwalk at @stylebirmingham & loved skipping the queue with @ DerrinaJebb cause of our press passes #viptreatment

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fa s h i o n f r o m l e f t : g l e n n w e a r s b l a z e r s u i t, m o s s b r o s , s h i r t a n d t i e , h aw e s & c u r t i s , b r o g u e s , r e i s s ; r o sa n n e w e a r s c r e a m ca r d i ga n a n d j u m p e r a n d r e d s k i r t, a l l c oa s t, a n d r i n g, p r i m a r k ; m e l k e r w e a r s s u i t, s h i r t a n d t i e , a l l h aw e s & c u r t i s , b r o g u e s , r e i s s a n d l a p t o p bag, b l ac k ; a r a b e l l a w e a r s g l e n c h e c k c oat a n d m i n i s k i r t, t o p a n d b ag, a l l k a r e n m i l l e n, au t o g r a p h s h o e s , m a r k s & s p e n c e r ; b e c k y w e a r s p r i n t d r e s s a n d l e at h e r g l ov e s , b o t h h o b b s , b o o t s , d u n e ; g e r a l d o w e a r s e n d u r a n c e 3 p i e c e s u i t, t e d ba k e r , a r c h i v e s h i r t a n d t i e , t e d ba k e r , b e l t, f r e n c h c o n n e c t i o n, b o o t s , o f f i c e

NEW NAT IVE

fa s h i o n f r o m l e f t : b e c k y w e a r s d r e s s , m o n s o o n, f u r g i l e t, f r e n c h c o n n e c t i o n, h e a d ba n d, p r i m a r k , n e c k l ac e s , f o r e v e r 2 1 ; g l e n n w e a r s c oat w i t h f u r t r i m m e d h o o d, j u m p e r , s ca r f, j e a n s a n d b o o t s , a l l lu k e 1 9 7 7, s h i r t, h aw e s & c u r t i s ; pa r k e r w e a r s t i e t o p, f o r e v e r 2 1 , d r e s s , f r e n c h c o n n e c t i o n, f l a r e s , s ca r f a n d sa n da l s , a l l f o r e v e r 2 1 , e a r r i n g s , p r i m a r k ; m e l k e r w e a r s c h u n k y k n i t ca r d i ga n, l e v i ’s , s n o o d, f r e n c h c o n n e c t i o n, s t r i p e d t o p, l e v i ’s , k i n g s & q u e e n s j e a n s , t e d b a k e r , ca p, n e w e r a , b ag, f r e n c h c o n n e c t i o n, b r o g u e s , h a rv ey n i c h o l s ; k at i e w e a r s ca r d i ga n, t u n i c , s ca r f a n d c o r d j e a n s , a l l m o n s o o n, b e l t, f o r e v e r 2 1 , l oa f e r s , o f f i c e a n d h e a d ba n d, p r i m a r k ; g e r a l d o w e a r s c oat, j u m p e r a n d t r o u s e r s , a l l t e d ba k e r , b e n s h e r m a n bag, p r ow l e r

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fa s h i o n f r o m l e f t : lu k e w e a r s jac k e t a n d v- n e c k j u m p e r , b o t h l i n e a , nav y j e a n s , ca lv i n k l e i n ; r o sa n n e w e a r s s h e e r m a x i d r e s s , b i b a , h at, f r e n c h c o n n e c t i o n ; l a r s w e a r s ca r d i ga n a n d s h i r t, b o t h p e t e r w e r t h , j e a n s , r e p l ay; k at i e w e a r s t o p, u n t o l d, s ca r f, b ag a n d t r o u s e r s , a l l b i b a , h at, l i n e a ; g e r a l d o w e a r s b l a z e r , d i e s e l , s h i r t, p e t e r w e r t h , v- n e c k j u m p e r , l i n e a , j e a n s , r e p l ay; t o p e w e a r s jac k e t, s h i r t, s k i r t a n d bag, a l l b i ba

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fa s h i o n f r o m l e f t : a r a b e l l a w e a r s jac k e t, b e l s ta f f, v e s t t o p, sa s s & b i d e , j e a n s , j b r a n d ; d u n ja w e a r s jac k e t a n d j u m p e r , b o t h c h l o e , j e a n s , j u i c y c o u t u r e , w e d g e b o o t s , j e f f r ey ca m p b e l l ; m ag da w e a r s s h i r t, b u r b e r ry, wa i s t c oat a n d c o r d s , b o t h j u i c y c o u t u r e , s ca r f, g u c c i , s h o e s , sa m e d e l m a n ; t o p w e a r s l e at h e r wa x jac k e t, ba r b o u r b y t e m p e r l ey, s k i n n y j e a n s , j b r a n d, b o o t s , j e f f r e y ca m p b e l l , f u r h at, k a r l d o nag h u e ; pa r k e r w e a r s t r e n c h c oat, b u r b e r ry, b o o t s , g u c c i , f u r h at, k a r l d o n o h u e ; b e c k y w e a r s s h i r t, c h l o e , f u r c oat, m s g m , t r o u s e r s , c h l o e , w e d g e s , j e f f r ey ca m p b e l l

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fa s h i o n f r o m l e f t : m e l k e r w e a r s nav y s u i t, m o s s b r o s , c o l l e z i o n e v- n e c k j u m p e r , m a r k s & s p e n c e r ; t o p e w e a r s s i lv e r j u m p e r a n d h o t pa n t s , b o t h h & m ; j o s e p h w e a r s g r ey sw e at e r a n d s u i t, a l l e m p o r i o a r m a n i ; pa r k e r w e a r s s h o r t s i lv e r d r e s s , f o r e v e r 2 1 , s h o e s , d u n e , b r ac e l e t s , oa s i s ; lu k e w e a r s c oat, t- s h i r t a n d t r o u s e r s , a l l d i s o r d e r ; ja s m i n w e a r s c r o p p e d jac k e t a n d t r o u s e r s , b o t h h u g o b o s s , b r a , m a r k s & s p e n c e r , s h o e s , p r i m a r k , n e c k l ac e , f o r e v e r 2 1

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fa s h i o n f r o m l e f t : ja s m i n w e a r s t u n i c d r e s s , c o s , s i lv e r c lu t c h , f r e n c h c o n n e c t i o n ; l a r s w e a r s g r ey s u i t, c o s , s h i r t, r e i s s , s ca r f, l u k e 1 9 7 7; d u n ja w e a r s m a x i d r e s s w i t h b e l t, f r e n c h c o n n e c t i o n, h e a d ba n d, c l a i r e ’s ; g l e n n w e a r s b l ac k s u i t a n d w h i t e s h i r t, b o t h f r e n c h c o n n e c t i o n, s ca r f, lu k e 1 9 7 7, b r o g u e s , r e i s s ; r o sa n n e w e a r s h a l t e r n e c k m a x i d r e s s , c o s , n e c k l ac e , f o r e v e r 2 1 ; lu k e w e a r s p i n s t r i p e s u i t, s h i r t, t i e a n d h a n d k e r c h i e f, a l l r e i s s , h at, f r e n c h c o n n e c t i o n

DARK SI DE

fa s h i o n f r o m l e f t : r o sa n n e w e a r s d r e s s , k a r e n m i l l e n, e a r r i n g s , p r i m a r k , s h o e s , c oa s t, n e c k l ac e , p r i m a r k ; d u n ja w e a r s z i p d e ta i l c oat, t e d b a k e r , a n k l e b o o t s , d u n e ; l a r s w e a r s s h i r t a n d a sy m m e t r i c t r o u s e r s , b o t h d i s o r d e r , b r ac e s , p r ow l e r , h at, m o s s b r o s ; ja s m i n w e a r s t i e c oat, b l o u s e a n d s h o r t s , a l l t e d ba k e r ; b e c k y w e a r s : l i m i t e d c o l l e c t i o n z i p d r e s s , m a r k s a n d s p e n c e r , n e c k l ac e , p r i m a r k , b r o g u e s , d u n e , g l ov e s , c l a i r e ’s ; m ag da w e a r s v- n e c k d r e s s , k a r e n m i l l e n, e a r r i n g s , p r i m a r k , s e q u i n g l ov e s , c l a i r e ’s

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IF YOU LOVE HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR, TRY Sisley Eau de Soir 2011, £165, an exotic perfume that layers iris on musk and amber (House of Fraser)

IF YOU LOVE FORTIES, TRY Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial, £37, an update on the classic, with gentle top notes of elegant rose (Guerlain counters)

F RAG RANT

IF YOU LOVE UPTOWN CHIC, TRY Balenciaga L’Essence, from £59, a cool , crisp and breezy scent that channels Parisian chic (Harvey Nichols)

FASH ION m at c h t h e n e w s e a s o n t r e n d s t o y o u r s c e n t a n d w i n t h e s t y l e wa r

IF YOU LOVE MIDNIGHT GOTH, TRY Diesel Loverdose, with star anise and hypnotic sambac jasmine, £34.50 (The Perfume Shop)

IF YOU LOVE FANCY FLORALS, TRY Marc Jacobs Daisy Hot Pink, £59.50, with its light fruity notes and hint of wild strawberries (The Perfume Shop)

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Tie, £85, Gieves & Hawkes

c oat, n e w l a b e l s i n - s t o r e a n d m o r e Backpack, £765, Gucci at Harvey Nichols

Trail jacket, £149, Fat Face

trend alert THIS ENGLAND STYLE LOVES

Alexander McQueen shawl collar cardigan, £595, Harvey Nichols

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English Heritage is a big trend for autumn: think tweed and herringbone jackets, mohair tanks, cords and woollen trousers, Argyle and brogues. Debenhams has distilled the look into a capsule collection of cardigans and blazers, with some affordable key accessories. Here’s how to work the Oxford look: left: cardigan £65, t-shirt £18, jeans £45, brogues £80; right: blazer £95, shirt £40, tank £45, jeans £40, brogues £80.

Statement knits are the fastest way to update your wardrobe for winter: invest in one bulky, real wool sweater or cardigan in an Alpine pattern to nail the look. This one is £85 from French Connection.

NEW IN Uber-cool label FLY53 is coming to Birmingham, opening a concession inside House of Fraser. A mix of preppy and urban, FLY53 has everything from hardwearing outerwear to messenger bags and classic checked shirts, all in high quality fabrics.

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LOVE LEVI’S

It may be called the Monochrome collection, but there’s nothing dull about the new jeans from Levi’s. Available exclusively at Urban Outfitters, the capsule collection showcases perfectly cut denim, a masculine colour palette of black, grey and petrol blue and four modern styles: Skinny, Slim, Tapered and Drop-Crotch Tapered. Each pair is the same price: £65. In store now.

COOL AS CALVIN

WELL COATED The perfect winter coat is an elusive thing. It has to be sharp enough to wear over a suit, warm yet lightweight, and stylish enough to throw on for everyone’s least favourite fashion event: the ‘smart casual’. Luckily, classic tailors Clements & Church have got it right this autumn: the Bradford fly fronted overcoat, £699.95, is an investment buy.

DARK AS NIG HT Emporio Armani’s new winter line is full of gothic references, with black leather jackets, midnight blue knitwear and sleek, streamlined lines. To match the mood of the catwalk, Armani’s launched a new fragrance: Black Carat Homme, full of intense vetiver and woody notes of cedar. At £46, it’s available from Emporio Armani in Bullring.

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New in at Harvey Nichols is the striking A/W ‘11 collection from the master of American chic, Calvin Klein. Hot off the catwalk, Klein’s 1940s-inspired line boasts a masculine palette of concrete, rust, steel and black, with square cut jackets, pleated trousers and belted trenches. All very film noir.

MUST BUY Whisky leather boot, £50, Next

The Christmas gift collections have filtered into Selfridges: our pick for your wish-list? This design classic holdall by Paul Smith, £265.

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Alexander McQueen jumper, £480, Harvey Nichols

Coat, £125, J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams

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Limited Collection shirt, £29.50, Marks & Spencer

Felt holdall, £38, Next

Gilet, £42, Topman

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Checked hi-tops, £39.99, New Look

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ToyWatch, £125, Harvey Nichols

Trousers, £19.99, H&M

Fingerless gloves, £10, Next

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To go drinks. Open daily until late. Evening events.

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Find us on Twitter@Cafe_Blend, Facebook.com/CafeBlend and www.cafeblend.co.uk

For all your festive party tips and news be sure to look out for the bumper Christmas issue of Style Birmingham


THE NEW RANGE ROVER EVOQUE A Range Rover with an altogether different spirit. The most exciting vehicle of its generation. Bold and sophisticated in design. With clever technology that’s innovative, relevant and always intuitive to use. Nothing else looks like it, feels like it or drives like it. In fact, Range Rover Evoque is a quantum leap in the evolution of Range Rover design.

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RANGE OF FUEL ECONOMY FIGURES FOR THE RANGE ROVER EVOQUE RANGE IN MPG (L/100KM): URBAN 23.7 (11.9) – 47.9 (5.9) EXTRA URBAN 40.9 (6.9) – 62.8 (4.5) COMBINED 32.5 (8.7) – 57.6 (4.9) C02 EMISSIONS 199 - 129 G/KM Details correct at time of going to print and are subject to change without notice. Images for illustration purposes only.


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If you like your cologne citrusy fresh, cool and crisp, you’ll want to invest in the brand new DSquared2 Potion for Man, from £42.50 (from leading department stores). It’s packed with mint leaves, thyme, rose petals, and a hint of amber, and has a modern, fashiony vibe. Think of DSquared2’s rugged fashion collections and this is basically that, bottled.

Czech & Speake No88 cologne spray, £65, Harvey Nichols: inspired by Jermyn Street, the home of British tailoring, this fragrance has a sharp burst of bergamot blended with warm geranium, rose otto and frangipani notes, finished off with a smoky base of vetiver and sandalwood.

Sisley’s best known for its wildly expensive but exquisite skincare, but this autumn it’s released a rare men’s fragrance. It’s a corker, too, and fans of deluxe and delicate scents will want to add it to their collection. Eau d’lkar, £57, is a balance of citrus notes and more spicy accords, ideal for those days when only the best will cut it.

OLD FRIEND

Everyone has a CK One fragrance in their collection, and now there’s a new version to add, and it’s really rather gorgeous. CK One Shock, from £22.50 at The Perfume Shop, is a great morning fragrance, full of zesty top notes to wake you up. It dries down to a sexy, spicy cocktail of cardamom and black pepper.

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G ROOMING NEWS Au t u m n ’s b e s t n ew f i n d s, p lus cool designer gift sets

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Late nights at the office? Early start at the gym? Woken up with puffiness around the eyes? Try the new Clinique Skin Supplies for Men AntiFatigue Cooling Eye Gel, £20, an instantly cooling rollerball that slicks a liquid gel-serum to help massage and refresh puffy eyes. Bonus: it also decreases the look of dark circles and fine lines.

TWO TO TRY

Get a jump on Christmas by snapping up the new designer gift sets from Versace, just launched into selected department stores. Both the Versace Pour Homme Christmas Coffret, £54, and Versace Man Eau Fraiche Christmas Coffret, £49.50, have eau de toilette, bath and shower gel and a cosmetic case.

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Anniversary polo, £40

Gilet £120, cowl neck £85, drop crotch pants £90

Hutchinson coat £150, scarf £45, jeans £95, trainers £50

Polo, £65

Hooded shirt £80, overalls £80

Shirt, £70

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Patterned knit cardigan, £115

t h i s au t u m n , i t ’ s t e n y e a r s s i n c e luke roper opened his first menswear store in the midlands Black Country jeans, £90

Black Country chino, £85

With a huge celebrity following including Ant and Dec and Rio Ferdinand, the cool menswear boutique was named Drapers Young Fashion Brand of the Year 2010 and now has stores in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and Manchester. Proving that classics never go out of fashion, here are some of our Luke favourites.

Jacket, £145 Gilet £120,

Black Country sweat, £95

Chocolate leather brogue, £115

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1. TOP SOUND The Pioneer X-HM70DAB packs a punch with a CD player, iPhone dock, USB slot (for playback of MP3 or WMA audio files) and internet radio, all in a cutting-edge style-led package. It even boasts connectivity for an iPad and can be connected to a home network for music playback from a PC or media server. Expect to pay around £449, from high street independents: www.pioneer.eu/uk/products/shops/index.html 2. IN THE GALAXY The Samsung Galaxy S II is slimline (8.49mm) and lightweight (116g) and ideal for those who are constantly on the go. It runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and has a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor meaning it’s fast and effective. Plus, with a ground-breaking ‘organic’ LED screen technology, Super AMOLED Plus, you can guarantee it’s reliable and dependable. From The Carphone Warehouse for free on a £31 per month contract. 3. WASH UP You might not think that washing your hands could be enhanced by a gadget but Dettol think otherwise. The Dettol No-Touch Hand Wash system, £9.99 in supermarkets, has a sleek design and the latest technology which recognises when palms are under the nozzle, via an infra-red sensor, and automatically pumps out soap so that there is no need for contact. 4. AIR FORCE Vacuum cleaning technology has gone off the chart this last couple of years, and now the Rowenta Air Force, a cordless, bagless model, is the first of its kind. It’s super-light, with a high level of suction, and simply has to be plugged in to recharge when the battery runs low, just like a phone. From £129.99: www.rowenta.co.uk, stockists: 0845 602 1454.

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5. HEAR THIS Phonak has a new set of earphones designed for music-fans who love a powerful bass sound. Audéo Perfect Bass earphones are fitted with specially designed, in-built filters that ‘tune’ sound waves to boost low frequencies and provide cleaner bass tones. The result is a punchier more exciting output, that doesn’t compromise on the overall sound quality. Priced at £99 from Selfridges. 6. HEAT ON Prep for winter with the design classic Dyson Hot fan heater. Thanks to its revolutionary design, it warms up every part of the room fast and with no telltale fan heater burning smell. When it hits the desired temperature, it monitors the room temperature by measuring surrounding air. If a drop is detected, the heater turns back on to maintain the set temperature. Priced at £269.99, stockists: www.dyson.co.uk 7. CREASE-FREE LIFE Ironing: possibly the dullest task in the world. But it can be made easier and faster with the new Philips ‘Man Iron’ GC4890, £60 in department stores. With 2,400 watts of power and a scratchproof soleplate, the Philips Man Iron is made of the toughest, most durable materials meaning it needs less time on fabrics to do its job. 8. REAL COLOUR This is a bit of a design find. The Philips LivingColor lamp can project a staggering 16 million different colours and shades, controlled by a colour-wheel touch-sensitive remote control. Change the atmosphere of a room at the touch of a button, for hours of endless fun. It’s £150 from selected independents and department stores.

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N E WS RO U NDU P News, restaurants and a tasty Tequila Sunrise

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Espresso Café at Harvey Nichols!

The brand new Espresso Café is now open in Harvey Nichols Birmingham. Located at the front of the store, the café has impressive floor to ceiling windows with views across the city centre. Offering breakfasts, light lunches and delicious sandwiches, the Espresso Café is a great place to refuel during a shopping trip or sit for longer for a hot meal to warm your cockles on a chilly autumn afternoon. To view the full menu, go to www.harveynichols.com. Espresso Café is open from 11am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sundays.

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BELFRY TEQUILA SUNRISE Ingredients:

25ml Tequila 100ml orange juice 12.5ml grenadine syrup Banish those winter blues with our new cocktail column with Arek Sielski, Bar Manager at The Belfry. Every issue, Arek will be passing on his trade secrets to make the perfect cocktail. In this issue, it’s the turn of one of the most popular cocktails: Tequila Sunrise.

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Method: Fill a tall glass with ice and pour in the tequila. Add the orange juice. Slowly add the grenadine to the glass. The trick is not to stir because the grenadine is heavier than the other ingredients. By leaving it, it will settle in the middle of the glass as intended. Add a slice of orange for the finishing touch. Top tip: Add a few drops of lemon juice to make a sharper, less sweet drink.

THE CUbE

The exciting new development that has popped up behind The Mailbox is set to become the place to be and be seen in Birmingham for the future. If you haven’t seen this amazing building, where have you been? The Cube is housing the most talked about hair salon in Birmingham headed up by Adee Phelan, theclubandspa offering the ultimate leisure experience, the stylishly chic Hotel Indigo and, opening in December, Marco Pierre White’s rooftop restaurant. To find out how to reserve a table at Marco’s, get your do done by Adee, relax in theclubandspa or stay overnight in Hotel Indigo visit www. thecube.co.uk or call 0121 654 9400 for all the information.

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Sideways Wine Tasting at Electric Cinema An interactive wine tasting experience featuring a screening of the iconic wine lovers film Sideways. Taste your way through a wide variety of Californian wines, with just one rule … you drink when they drink! The evening will begin with a tutored tasting showing what you should be looking for in a good wine. Hosted by Ian Harvey, founder of The Wine Tasting Company, this evening will provide you with everything from the knowledge of how to taste a good wine to how to stand up after a few bottles. Please note this event is only open to people 18 years or over. £18, £12 concessions, £24 sofas. Visit www. theelectric.co.uk for more information.

HAPPY HOUR AT BUSHWACKERS! Pop down to Bushwackers on Edmund Street between 4pm and 9pm Monday to Friday for the happy hour. With a wide variety of drinks offers including £7 cocktail jugs, £7.95 bottles of wine, double spirits and mixer for £4.50 and house Champagne for £20, the happy hour at Bushwackers is a great way to unwind after a busy day at the office. The ‘legendary’ complimentary buffet is also there for you to enjoy on Fridays from 5pm to 6.30pm. Visit www. bushwackers.co.uk for more information.

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NIGHTS OU T IN BRUM F O R H A LL OW EEN Fed up of hearing those three little words as the doorbell batteries wear out? “Trick or treat?” Fancy a ghoulish night out in Birmingham this Halloween? Look no further …

Zombie Ball – Dance of the Dead at The Ballroom has three rooms of Birmingham’s biggest and best DJs, trying to raise the dead. Fire breathers, on stage zombie burlesque acts, interactive theatre, zombie theatre room and a very special live band. There will also be loads of giveaways for the best looking zombies. Entrance is £3. Saturday October 29. 52-54 Dale End, B4 7LS.

Halloween Fest at HMV Institute features five of the UK’s best tribute bands on one stage for one night only. The Essential Ozzy Osbourne, Guns or Roses, The UK Cult, Motley Crew UK and Slash UK will join together to create the ultimate classic rock night. There is also a Halloween fancy dress competition with a prize of £50 for the best costume. Tickets are £10. Saturday October 29. 78 Digbeth High Street, B5 6DY. Fuzzy Logic Halloween Party at Oceana. Beware: flesh eating zombies and the Army of the Dead are heading down to Oceana to give revelers the fright of their lives. With fake blood, fangs, devil ears and much more, it’s a Fuzzy Logic night like never before. Entrance is £4.50 online or £6 on the door. Monday October 31. Hurst Street, B5 4EH.

Big Brum Buz Birmingham Ghost Tour takes you on a guided tour through the darker side of Birmingham. From the heart of the city at Victoria Square to the chilling catacombs of the Jewellery Quarter, get ready for tales of the plague, public execution, hauntings and murder. Prize for the best costume on the night. Tickets are £10. Sunday October 30. Meeting point: opposite St. Philip’s Cathedral, Colmore Row. The Freaks Come Out Halloween Ball at Gatecrasher in the biggest spooktacular event in Birmingham. Inviting all witches, warlocks, vampires and zombies to Gatecrasher to witness the scariest entertainment to the soundtrack of the biggest tunes. Tim Westwood will be DJing in room 4. Tickets Saturday October 29. Broad Street, B15 1DA. We want to hear from you! Tell us about your favourite nights out in Birmingham. Email us at nightsout@publishingink.co.uk

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IN THE KITCHEN WITH...

HALLOWEEN SKELETON BISCUITS

JAMES MARTIN T h e c e l e b c h e f a n d Sat u r day K i t c h e n s ta r o n h i s l ov e o f c o o k i n g

T h e s e b i s c u i t s m a k e a g r e at c e n t r e p i e c e f o r a pa r t y ! T h e k i d s w i l l l ov e t o h e l p m a k e t h e m t o o – c ru n c h y c h o c o l at e b o u r b o ns t y l e b i s c u i t s w i t h c r e a m y c h o c o l at e f i l l i n g, p e r f e c t f o r t r i c k o r t r e at i n g. S t o r e t h e m i n a n a i r t i g h t c o n ta i n e r a n d t h ey ’ l l k e e p h a p p i ly f o r a b o u t a w e e k . Makes approx. 30 biscuits Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes

You’ll need: BISCUIT 150g (5½oz) butter 150g (5½oz) brown sugar 175g (6oz) Carnation Condensed Milk 1 egg 150g (5½oz) plain flour 115g (4oz) self raising flour 30g (1oz) cocoa powder FILLING 115g (4oz) icing sugar 85g (3oz) butter 1½tbsp cocoa powder

You’ll also need: Biscuit cutters or card and scissors to make your own skeleton trace. Ready-made white icing (optional).

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What to do: 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C for fan ovens), gas mark 4. Line two baking sheets with parchment. 2. Beat the butter, sugar and condensed milk together until creamy. Add the egg (don’t worry if it looks like it’s curdling), beat well and then add the flours and cocoa powder. Cover in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes. 3. Roll the dough out on a well-floured surface to the thickness of a pound coin. Cut shapes out – we made our own skeleton shape but you can make whatever shapes you like. 4. Transfer the biscuit shapes to the trays and bake for about 10 minutes, depending on size. Cool completely on a wire rack. 5. Beat the filling ingredients and use to sandwich the biscuits together. Ice the tops of the biscuits, if you like, with white icing.

What inspired you to start cooking? I started at about eight years old and it was being surrounded by amazing cooks like my gran and mother that really made me fall in love with cooking. None of my family was a chef, just great home cooks, using fresh ingredients from the farm and veg plot where I grew up. I love gardening and to understand great food you have to understand where it comes from. What’s your perfect meal? I always think the best meals are not in restaurants or Michelin star places: they are when all your family sit round the table and enjoy good honest food. I don’t get to see them all as much as I would like so it would be Sunday lunch with the entire family round. Who would be your ideal person to cook for? I would love to have learnt from and cooked more with my late grandmother: her pastry

was the best I have ever tasted. She used her hands to make everything and spent hours rubbing butter and flour together to make the perfect tasting pastry when she baked. What do you love about cooking live on stage? Getting to show people quick, easy and good food is one of the joys of doing a live demo. I’ll be at the NEC for the BBC Good Food Show Live this November and the live on-stage show I do is always busy. It’s great to meet people who watch Saturday Kitchen and get any hints and tips from them. Signature dish? I don’t really have one but I suppose all who watch the show know I like my butter. So my white chocolate and whisky croissant butter pudding would probably be it! • James Martin will appear at The BBC Good Food show from November 23 – 27 at the Birmingham NEC.

NYC AT HOME Bring a little New York cool to your kitchen, with these gorgeous bowls by Kenneth Cole New York Home for House of Fraser, £5.50.

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Darker mornings taking their toll? Try one teaspoon of New Zealand Honey Co’s Beech Forest Honeydew Honey (£9.99 Holland and Barrett) in your porridge every morning. With a prebiotic rating of 20+, it is one of the highest rated prebiotic honeys in the world, making it ideal for keeping your digestive system in shape. The honey feeds the good bacteria in the gut to neutralise harmful toxins and increase the absorption of nutrients.

Sally Butcher’s Veggiestan: A vegetable lover’s tour of the Middle East (£25, Pavilion), is a feast for the senses. Sally runs the acclaimed Persian food store Persepolis in London, and in the book takes a fresh look at gorgeous ingredients such as fragrant Persian noodle rice, gingery tamarind aubergines, pink pickled turnips and rose petal jam.

DIARY DATE Top British chefs, including Marcus Wareing, Gary Rhodes and Tom Aikens, have donated their favourite egg recipes to show their support for British Egg Week from October 1016. From custard tart to North African frittata and fennel bread and butter pudding, there are plenty of out-of-the-ordinary ideas to be found at www.britisheggweek.com issue 24

M a r k e t K i t c h e n c e l e b c h e f Jo P r at t c r e at e d t h i s h e a r t y au t u m n s u p p e r Stir-fries are a great way to contribute to your five-a-day. You don’t have to stick to the vegetable suggestions below – it might be that you have a few vegetables in your fridge that need using up.

A little advice when cooking stirfries…don’t overfill your wok as the vegetables will start to simmer not fry, making them soggy and not as crunchy as they should be. If necessary, cook in batches.

Serves: 2 generously Preparation time: 35 minutes Cooking time: up to 10 minutes

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GINGER , CHILLI BEEF WITH TENDERSTEM NOODLES

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You’ll need: 1 piece of sirloin steak about 300g 1 red chilli, de-seeded 2 cloves of garlic, peeled 2 cm piece of root ginger, peeled 2 tbsp wok/stir-fry oil 200g Tenderstem broccoli, halved 100g baby corn, halved lengthways ½ red pepper, finely sliced 75g bamboo shoots 2 handfuls of beansprouts 1 bunch spring onions, sliced thickly 2 strips of cooked rice noodles 2 tsp runny honey 2 tbsp rice wine or dry sherry 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander

What to do: 1. Cut the beef steak into wafer thin strips, removing any excess fat, and place in a bowl. 2. Either by hand, or in a small food processor, finely chop the chilli, garlic and ginger. Stir into the strips of beef and leave to marinade for about 30 minutes at room temperature. 3. Heat a large wok, and add 1 tablespoon of the oil. Once it is almost smoking, add the beef and marinade, and stir-fry for a few minutes until the meat is cooked and has started to become golden. Remove from the wok and keep warm. 4. Return the wok to the heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Once it is almost smoking, add the broccoli, baby corn and red pepper. Stir fry for a few minutes, until the vegetables are starting to soften. Add the bamboo shoots, beansprouts, string onions and stir-fry for a minute or so before returning the beef and adding the noodles. Continue to stir-fry until the noodles are heated through. 5. Add the honey, rice wine or sherry and soy sauce. Cook and toss everything around in the pan for a minute to coat everything in the sauce and then serve onto plates. Scatter with coriander and serve.

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AT ITS BEST P u s h k a r r e s tau r a n t r e s i d e s i n a b u s t l i n g l o cat i o n i n t h e h e a r t o f B r oa d S t r e e t, B i r m i n g h a m . J o h n R i l ey w e n t t o sa m p l e t h e delights on offer The first thing you notice when you enter this restaurant is that this is not your typical Indian restaurant. Pushkar is an Indian restaurant with style and finesse, with a chic and contemporary décor. You are immediately greeted with a welcoming smile, which goes a long way. The projection of fish swimming at your feet when you enter the small foyer is a lovely feature and makes for a tranquil entrance, whilst being an immediate conversation starter. After being shown to your table you are introduced to your waiter for the evening, who again displays the same welcoming enthusiasm. All staff present the persona that they really enjoy working in this beautifully vibrant restaurant, which brightens and lifts the atmosphere. This restaurant oozes class and no detail is left uncovered. The luxury menus are a prime example of how to present a view to the clientele that quality is a given. The separation

of the food, wine and cocktails into three individual menus that are contained in an elegant presentation box is a nice touch. There is a private room that still forms part of the main restaurant area and provides intimacy for a more private event for a larger party of people.

was absolutely gorgeous and complimented the sea bass. The Goa fish melted in your mouth and surprisingly the curry didn’t over power the fish in any way. The taste made a big change to a man that only ever usually has chicken tikki masala or vindaloo.

The waiter recommended the Kebab platter at £14.95, which is a starter for two to share and is basically a combination of three starter dishes. The waiter also recommended a bottle of Valle Dorado Sauvignon Blanc at £16.95 to compliment the starter. The wine was an excellent choice as it was smooth, refreshing and easy to drink, whilst it complimented the salmon and chicken contained within the starter. The platter was an ideal choice and the salmon was absolutely sublime, cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth.

For desert we ordered Garam masala brulee (cream brulee with an Indian spice twist) and chocomosa, which were both £5.95. Both deserts were well presented and again didn’t disappoint. Be careful when tackling the chocomosa chocolate parcels, as I found to my cost, the parcels can explode in your face.

We asked to wait ten minutes prior to ordering our main course and this was accommodated without question. Whilst we were waiting we noticed how much care is taken, even with the table settings. You get the impression that, within this restaurant precision is key and everything has to be uniform in detail. When we did order, we decided on the Goa fish curry at £14.95 and the grilled sea bass with raw mango, ginger and coconut sauce on a bed of spiced mashed potato at £15.95. The waiter recommended the steamed rice, which he advised is traditional with the Goa fish curry. The main courses arrived and we weren’t disappointed. My partner exclaimed that she had never had mashed potato in an Indian restaurant before, but it

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There are a wide range of cocktails on offer and we sampled a couple whilst relaxing in the Cocktail bar area. We decided on Bramble at £5.95, which mainly comprises of blackberries and Bellini at £6.95, which comprises of peach and Duval Leroy Champagne. Both cocktails were extremely well presented, even to the degree of having a strawberry converted into a little face. This was a great way to finish off the meal experience. This restaurant changes your perception of Indian cuisine and sets a new level. All parties are catered for and there is an expansive vegetarian choice. This doesn’t just cater for your traditional Indian dishes; there is a wide variety of new and exciting dishes on offer. You don’t have to be a curry lover to enjoy this restaurant and it is a culinary experience that all will enjoy. Pushkar 245 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HQ 0121 643 7978 www.pushkardining.com

C h u n g Yi n g i n C h i na Tow n i s k n ow n a s t h e o r i g i na l C h i n e s e r e s tau r a n t i n Birmingham. Set in the heart o f t h e C h i n e s e Q ua r t e r , C h u n g Yi n g h a s u n d e r g o n e a t r a n s f o r m at i o n. J e n n i f e r Wa l k e r w e n t t o i n v e s t i gat e

Chung Ying is known as one of the best oriental restaurants in Birmingham, and there are quite a few. Conveniently located near the Arcadian Centre and the Hippodrome theatre, Chung Ying has won many awards since opening in 1981 including Egon Ronay and Which? Good Food. With an impressive, if a little daunting, menu of over 300 dishes, the restaurant offers all the expected Chinese dishes as well as some more unusual treats such as kangaroo, ostrich and frog’s legs. On a surprisingly busy Wednesday night, the atmosphere was buzzing with an eclectic mix of clientele. From couples to businessmen, from family occasions to a quick bite to eat on the way home, Chung Ying caters for every occasion and every person. To start, we opted for one of the sharing Dim Sum platters, with deep fried skewered prawns in satay sauce, deep fried seaweed, sweet and sour pork ribs and prawn toast. The prawns had a slight curry flavour which went well with the satay sauce. Having never tried seaweed before, we were dubious, but actually, the salty crunch complimented the sweet and sour ribs beautifully, which were extremely sweet and sticky. As always with Chinese food, you end up ordering far too much. I went for the deep fried duck in plum sauce, which was succulent and sweet. The duck was tender and tasty, well accompanied by the sweet plum sauce. My friend chose the fried venison with ginger and spring onion. Although little of the ginger flavour came through the strong spring onion, the venison was well cooked and tender. As venison is usually roasted or grilled, frying it seemed sacrilegious, but we were more than happy to be proved wrong. We chose three sides to share: deep fried crispy noodles, yeung chow fried rice and braised bamboo shoots with Chinese mushrooms in oyster sauce. The food was moreish, the atmosphere comfortable and the service attentive. Whether you’re on your way home from a busy day’s work and fancy a quick bite, or you’re planning a family party with a difference, Chung Ying is a relaxed, well-run restaurant in the heart of the thriving Chinese quarter. Book a table to avoid disappointment: it gets busy. Chung Ying 16 - 18 Wrottesley Street, Birmingham, B5 4 RT Tel: 0121 622 5669 www.chungying.co.uk

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B RI T N E Y S P EA R S LG Arena, October 30 The Queen of Pop is back with a vengeance. After her debut single …Baby One More Time hit the top spot in 1998, Britney went on to have a further 20 top ten singles and six albums. Set to be her biggest and best show to date, Britney will be delighting her fans with performances of some of her greatest hits on her Femme Fatale tour. One of only three UK dates, Birmingham is privileged to be welcoming Britney back to the Midlands for the first time since 2004. Tickets are priced at £55 and £50 and can be purchased from www.lgarena.co.uk or by calling 0844 338 8000.

The Chilies are back after a five-year break from touring the UK, and their 2011 show looks set to be a great welcome back. Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer will all be on stage to entertain you with some of their best-loved hits including Californication, Fortune Faded and The Zephyr Song. Their brand new album I’m With You, released in August this year, features some fab new songs with all the Chili flavour and a bit of added Dance, Dance, Dance. Tickets are priced at £49.50 and £45 and can be purchased from www.lgarena.co.uk or by calling 0844 338 8000.

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BA X T E R DU RY The Glee Club, October 31 Son of the legend Ian Dury, Baxter is embarking on a tour to promote his new album, Happy Soup. A five-year-old Baxter appeared on the cover of his father’s LP New Boots and Panties!! Following in his father’s footsteps, Baxter is now embarking on his own musical career. Tickets are priced at £8 and can be purchased from www.glee.co.uk or by calling 0871 472 0400.

A DRIAN EDMO NDS O N & T HE BAD SHE P HE RDS : THE F IRST FARE WE LL TO U R Town Hall, November 3 Everyone of a certain age remembers him from his Bottom days, but few know the extent of his musical ability. The Bad Shepherds play songs from the 70s on folk instruments, giving them a Celtic feel, with the odd reel and jig here and there. Some of the bands they cover include The Undertones, The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Stranglers. Troy Donockley and Andy Dinan join Ade Edmondson to play their versions of some great hits. Tickets are £18.50 and can be purchased from www.thsh.co.uk or by calling 0121 780 3333.

Europe’s Official 1980s tribute concert starring the legendary Top of the Pops and Radio One DJ, Mike Read. Featuring 25 chart topping pop icons authentically recreated with live band and dancers. Performing over 35 smashhits to the Birmingham audience, including hits by Duran Duran, Culture Club, Madonna, Kraftwerk and Madness, this night looks set to be 80s-tastic! Tickets are £24.50 and can be purchased from www. alexandratheatre.org.uk or by calling 0844 871 3011.

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Symphony Hall, November 3 Following her sell out show at Birmingham Town Hall earlier this year, Sarah Millican is back with her new show, Thoroughly Modern Millican. She won the hearts of the British public, becoming a regular on 8 Out of Ten Cats, Live at The Apollo and QI. This cheek-achingly funny show comes with the tagline: ‘If your glass if half full, she’ll top it up.’ Even if you are missing a funny bone, Sarah Millican will have your sides splitting. Tickets are priced at £20 and can be purchased from www. thsh.co.uk or by calling 0121 780 3333.

The Part Troll comedian is back with a new tour, Dandelion Mind. Turning on the television, you are never far from a view of Bill’s trademark hair, whether it’s on Live at the Apollo, QI or repeats of Channel 4’s Black Books. Packed with Bill’s musical interludes, observations and stories of the road, Dandelion Mind is a treat for the eyes and the ears. Demonstrating new instruments, both ancient and modern, Bill sings an internet love song, a lament about punk heroes and an Iranian hip-hop tune. In Bill’s own unique style, he revisits the music of his youth, notably reworking Gary Newman’s Cars. Tickets are priced at £29.50 and can be purchased from www.lgarena.co.uk or by calling 0844 338 8000.

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Cirque Éloize’s latest creation, iD is a blend of stunning circus arts combined with awe-inspiring acrobatic feats, urban dance, break-dance and hip-hop. Identities are forged and individualities are expressed in the city setting, accompanied by a stimulating soundtrack and mind-blowing multimedia effects. Tickets are priced from £14.50 to £30 and can be purchased from www. birminghamhippodrome.com or by calling 0844 338 5000.

MacBETh The Crescent Theatre, October 29 – November 12

T hE nU Tc racK Er Birmingham Hippodrome, November 25 - December 11 Get swept up in the excitement of Christmas with one of the most famous ballets of all time … The Nutcracker. Birmingham Royal Ballet is bringing back this heartwarming production to Birmingham Hippodrome to get you in the festive mood. After sneaking downstairs at midnight to play with her new Nutcracker doll, Clara is swept up in a fantasy of toy soldiers, giant rats, magic and mystery. Tickets are priced from £15 to £45 and can be purchased from www.birminghamhippodrome.com or by calling 0844 338 5000.

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The classic Shakespearian play comes to the Ron Barber Studio at The Crescent Theatre as part of the RSC Open Stages project. This exciting, dramatic production is a brilliantly accurate adaptation of Shakespeare’s gut-wrenching play about Macbeth’s downfall from beloved officer to ruthless tyrant. Matinees are on Sunday October 30, Sunday November 6 and Saturday November 12 at 2.45pm. There are no performances on Mondays. Feeling daring? Go for the after dark performance on Friday November 11. Tickets are priced at £10 (£5 Sunday matinees) and can be purchased from www. crescent-theatre.co.uk or by calling 0121 643 5858.

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TO P GE AR LIVE NEC, November 11-13 Love them or loathe them, Clarkson, Hammond and May are back for Top Gear Live 2011. If you’re one of the millions of people whose Sunday evening is not complete without a fix of fuel injected shenanigans, get down to the NEC for all of your favourite bits of the show rolled into one. What’s new for the 2011 show? Well, there’s a brand new indoor track, a replica of the Top Gear studio, you can vote on the interactive Cool Wall and witness groundbreaking stunts, all under one roof. Ticket packages: Silver ticket £49, gold ticket £75, platinum ticket £99, family ticket £156 for four silver tickets. See www.thenec.co.uk for a full break down of each ticket package. VIP tickets are also available.

CLOT H ES S HOW L I V E 2 0 1 1 NEC, December 2-7 Live fashion, beauty, demonstrations, celebrities, catwalk shows … Clothes Show 2011 has it all. The ultimate girls’ day out at the NEC features 500 shopping brands, celebrity presenters and inspirational beauty demonstrations. In its 23rd year, Clothes Show Live is the perfect opportunity to grab some of the hottest fashion and beauty must-haves from your favourite brands and boutiques. Don’t delay, get your ticket today! Standard tickets are £27, platinum tickets are £39 to include a premium seat, goody bag and show guide. Visit www.thenec.co.uk or call 0844 338 8000.

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We have teamed up with Top Gear Live to offer readers the chance to win on of three pairs of tickets to the supercar extravaganza. Hosted by Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, Top Gear Live 2011 looks set to be the best ever! For your chance to win one of three pairs of tickets to the show, just answer the question below: Which Top Gear presenter is nicknamed The Hamster? A) Richard Hammond B) Jeremy Clarkson C) James May Send us your answer, name, address and telephone number on a postcard to Top Gear Live, Style Birmingham, Publishing Ink, Fifth Floor, White House, 111 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4EU or enter online at www.stylebirmingham. com. Terms and conditions apply. Closing date November 4. Tickets are nonrefundable and non-exchangeable. Ticket terms and conditions apply.

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GR AV E YA RD GH O ST WA L K November 4 Once a month, Birmingham Tours take you on a tour of the historic graveyards of Birmingham. What better time of year to take this tour than November 4, as people around are setting off fireworks? Buried just below the surface of the city of Birmingham are the remains of thousands of citizens. The tour will tell you all about their hard, violent lives and tragic deaths, and you will discover where their spirits still roam the streets today. The tour starts at the heart of the city in St. Philip’s churchyard, leading to the atmospheric coffin factory and the chillingly unique Jewellery Quarter. The tour starts at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Central Library reception, online at www.oxboffice.com or by calling 0121 427 2555.

No matter what anyone says, it’s never too early to start planning for Christmas. There is something about browsing around stalls rather than fighting your way through shops that makes Christmas shopping a far more enjoyable prospect. Every year, the Festive Gift Fair provides inspiration and ideas for all the gifts you could ever need. With 350 stalls from all over the country, there is a wide variety of products out there to make this Christmas the best ever. Everyone is catered for with sections for foodies, furry friends and home decorations as well as gifts for him, her and the little ones. Tickets are priced at £9.50 for adults, £3.50 for children (5-16) and under fives get in for free. Visit www.thenec.co.uk for tickets.

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We have teamed up with the organisers of Festive Gift Fair to offer you the chance to win one of ten pairs of general admission tickets. For your chance to win, just answer the following question: How man stalls will be at Festive Gift Fair? To enter, please send us your name, address and daytime telephone number on a postcard to: Festive Gift Fair Ticket Giveaway, Style Birmingham, Publishing Ink, Fifth Floor, White House, 111 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4EU or enter online at www.stylebirmingham. com. Terms and conditions apply: Closing date November 5. Tickets are non-refundable and nonexchangeable. Ticket terms and conditions apply.

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BULLRING Home to the iconic Selfridges store, enjoy the hustle and bustle of shopping at Bullring right at the heart of the city centre. Whether you are visiting some of the 160 stores or eating in one of the centre’s 25 restaurants, there is always somewhere new and interesting to discover.

PAVILIONS & THE PALLASADES With its High Street location, Pavilions is at the centre of the shopping action. It’s jam-packed with top names, and if you’re looking to eat, the centre offers just as much choice from its spacious and vibrant Food Loft.

Key stores Selfridges, Debenhams, Hollister, Topshop, Forever 21, Apple, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY

Situated above New Street Station, The Pallasades offers great buys and value for money from a diversemix of accessory, gift, fashion, electrical, sports and beauty stores.

Key stores H&M, Laura Ashley, HMV, L’Occitane, Waterstones, Monsoon, Peacocks

THE MAILBOX Pure shopping indulgence in a canalside setting, The Mailbox is home to Harvey Nichols and offers luxury fashion and beauty brands alongside contemporary art and fine furnishings. The array of vibrant restaurants and café bars provide the perfect break for lunch or an evening treat.

CORPORATION STREET Corporation Street offers an eclectic mix of stores from vintage to handmade natural cosmetics and one of the UK’s largest department stores House of Fraser; there is something for everyone here.

Key stores House of Fraser, Urban Outfitters, Lush, COW Vintage, New Look, Mothercare

Key stores Harvey Nichols, AllSaints, Nicky Clarke, Hugo Boss, Emporio Armani, Toni & Guy Essensuals

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NEW STREET New Street has a shopping vibrancy all of its own. At the gateway to the city, the street offers an active route through the city centre from Victoria Square through to Bullring, with a true mix of quality stores, banks, café bars, eateries and a cinema.

Key stores Primark, Jack Wills, Hawes & Curtis, Oasis Accessorize, Tesco, JD Sports, Ted Baker, H&M

INDEPENDENTS A vibrant mix of exciting independent retailers offers visitors a unique shopping experience. Explore the city to discover the many hidden gems off the beaten track, from Ethel Street to Bennetts Hill and Needless Alley, there is so much to see. The city’s many arcades also provide a wide range of stylish boutiques and specialist retailers. Be sure to visit the elegant and historic Great Western Arcade, Piccadilly Arcade with its famous hand painted ceiling and Burlington Arcade, famous for its mix of independent specialists and luxury brands.

Key arcades Great Western Arcade, Piccadilly Arcade, Burlington Arcade

HIGH STREET High Street provides a wide mix of brands in an open and lively pedestrianised area where street entertainment can be enjoyed throughout the year, together with the city’s largest M&S and Boots stores.

Key stores Marks & Spencer, Black, Boots, Orange, Levi’s, Thorntons

CATHEDRAL WALKS The streets that lead to the cathedral’s picturesque grounds offer a unique shopping experience at the edge of the city’s business district. From the beautiful character buildings of Cannon Street to the mix of delights at Temple Row, the cathedral walks provide an assortment of independent retailers, unique bars and restaurants, leading fashion designers and a number of the city’s large banks.

Key stores Jacks of London, TM Lewin, Louis Vuitton, MAC, White Stuff, Jigsaw, Disorder, San Carlo

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FASHION E5 1aways Corporation Street, B2 4UG C4 A Too Ethel Street, B2 4BG D4 Accessorize New Street, B2 4LW D4 Austin Reed Temple Row, B2 5LS C4 Autograph Ethel Street, B2 4BG E3 Barratts New Street, B2 4RF D4 Beadesaurus Piccadilly Arcade, B2 4HD E4 Berketex Brides Cannon Street, B2 5EN E4 BHS New Street, B2 4RG F4 Blue Star High Street, B4 7TE E5 Bon Marche Bull Street, B4 7AA F4 Brantano High Street, B4 7TA E5 Breina Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU E3 Brooklyn Yard NYC New Street, B2 4NS E3 Burton New Street, B2 4RF F2 CB4 Menswear Edgbaston Street, B5 4RB E5 Cecil Jacobs Corporation Street, B2 4UG E3 Charlie Browns New Street, B2 4NS E4 Clarks New Street, B2 4RQ E5 CMD Corporation Street, B2 4UG D4 Coast Lower Temple Street, B2 4JD E4 Cow Vintage Corporation Street, B2 4LP F4 Deichman High Street, B4 7TA D3 Diesel Lower Temple Street, B2 4JD D4 Disorder Needless Alley, B2 5AE D4 Flannels Lower Temple Street, B2 4JD D4 French Eye New Street, B2 4JH E4 Gap Corporation Street, B2 4UX D4 Gordon Scott New Street, B2 4JH D3 Gs3 Burlington Arcade, B2 4BL H&M E5 Corporation Street, B2 4UQ D4 New Street, B2 4HS D4 Hawes & Curtis New Street, B2 4LN E4 House of Fraser Corporation Street, B2 4UG D4 Jack Wills New Street, B2 4RF D4 Jaeger Cannon Street (City Plaza), B2 5EF E4 Jane Norman Corporation Street, B2 4LP D4 Jigsaw Cannon Street, B2 5EP

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E2 Leather Link Edgbaston Street, B5 4RB F4 Levi’s High Street, B4 7SL D4 Louis Vuitton Temple Row, B2 5LS F4 Marks & Spencer High Street, B4 7SL D3 Metsuki Stephenson Street, B2 4BH E4 Millets Union Street, B2 4SR D4 Moss Bros New Street, B2 4EG E4 Mothercare Corporation Street, B2 4RR D4 Muji New Street, B2 4LN E4 New Era Caps Corporation Street, B2 4LS E4 New Look Corporation Street, B2 4RR E5 Norton & Townsend Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU D4 Oasis New Street, B2 4JH D3 Onu Stephenson Street, B2 4HD E4 Primark New Street, B2 4RQ D3 Prowler Stores Stephenson Street, B2 4BH E5 Sims Footwear Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU D4 Size? Lower Temple Street, B2 4JD D4 Slater Menswear Cannon Street, B2 5EP F2 St Martins Market Edgbaston Street, B5 4RB D4 Ted Baker New Street, B2 4LN F4 The £10 Shop Bull Street, B4 6AB F4 The Factory Shop Bull Street, B4 7AA F2 The Hosiery Shop Edgbaston Street, B5 4RB D4 TM Lewin Cannon Street, B2 5EE E4 Trend Co Cannon Street (City Plaza), B2 5EF E4 Urban Outfitters Corporation Street, B2 4LP D4 White Stuff Cannon Street, B2 5EP

BOOKS, MAGAZINES & NEWSAGENTS D3 Christian Literature Crusade Stephenson Street, B2 4DH F2 City News Edgbaston Street, B5 4RB C4 Ian Allan Books Ethel Street, B2 4BG E4 Martineau News Martineau Place, B2 4UH E4 News Express Corporation Street, B2 4RN E5 Post & Mail Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU Sandhu News D3 Navigation Street, B2 4DD C4 New Street, B2 4BA E2 The Book Shop Edgbaston Street, B5 4RB Waterstones F3 High Street, B4 7SL D4 New Street, B2 4DB E5 Western News Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU F4 WH Smith Union Street, B2 4SW

HAIR , HEALTH & BEAUT Y E5 Acupuncture & Herbs Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU D4 Asif & Yvette Lower Temple Street, B2 4JD E5 At One Day Spa Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU D4 Bad Apple Hair Burlington Arcade, B2 4JQ E5 Benjamin Ryan Hair Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU C4 Body & Mind Pinfold Street, B2 4AY E4 Body Beautiful Cannon Street, B2 5EP Boots F4 High Street, B4 7TA D4 New Street, B2 4EU E5 Christodoulou’s North Western Arcade, B2 5LH C3 Courtney Co. Hairdressing Pinfold Street, B2 4DG D4 Finishing Touches Piccadilly Arcade, B2 4HD D3 Hush Hair Stephenson Street, B2 4BH Ikon Barbers E5 Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU D3 Stephenson Street, B2 4BH D4 Jacks of London Temple Street, B2 5BG E4 Lush Corporation Street, B2 4LS D4 M A C Cannon Street, B2 5EP D4 Marco Benito Piccadilly Arcade, B5 4HD C3 Puro Hair John Bright Street, B1 1BE E4 Regis Hairstylists Corporation Street, B2 4LS E4 Sakana Spa Union Street (City Arcade) B2 4TX E5 Saks Hair & Beauty Temple Row, B2 5HU C3 Select & Save Hill Street, B5 4AH E5 Sk:n Bull Street, B4 6AB E4 Stuart Crown Cannon Street (City Plaza), B2 5EF Supercuts E5 Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU D4 Lower Temple Street, B2 4JD C4 New Street, B2 4BA Superdrug D4 New Street, B2 4EU E4 Union Street, B2 4SW D4 The Body Shop New Street, B2 4JH C4 The Tanning Shop Pinfold Street, B2 4AY E4 Toni & Guy Cannon Street, B2 5EP D4 Urban Roots Lower Temple Street, B2 4JD

BANKS & SERVICES C4 ABC Cosmetic Dentistry Waterloo Street, B2 5TB E4 American Express Union Street, B2 4SR D4 Amplifon Needless Alley, B2 5AE D4 Bank of Scotland Temple Row, B2 5EU F4 Barclays High Street, B4 7TE E5 Better Bet Bull Street, B4 6AB D4 Birmingham Chequers & Pawnbrokers Lower Temple Street, B2 4JD C4 Blue Arrow New Street, B2 4DU C4 Britannia Building Society New Street, B2 4DU D4 Brook Street Bureau Bennetts Hill, B2 5QJ E5 Central News Bull Street, B4 6AB C4 Chelsea Building Society New Street, B2 4DU D4 Cheltenham & Gloucester Temple Street, B2 5BW C4 Cheque and Pawnbrokers Ethel Street, B2 4BG C4 Citysave Credit Union Waterloo Street, B2 5UG Coral E5 Bull Street, B4 6AD D4 Cannon Street, B2 5EE C4 Coventry Building Society New Street, B2 4HS F4 DCM Optical Express Clinic High Street, B4 7SL E3 Duvet City Gloucester Street, B5 4RB D4 E-cosway New Street, B2 4EG Halifax D5 Colmore Row, B3 2PW C4 New Street, B2 4DU C4 Harvey & Thompson Pawnbrokers Ethel Street, B2 4BG HSBC D5 Colmore Row, B3 2QD E3 New Street, B2 4JU C3 Intoto Kitchens Navigation Street, B5 4AA Ladbrokes E5 Corporation Street, B2 4UG D3 Stephenson Street, B2 4BL E4 Leeds Building Society Corporation Street, B2 4UG Lloyds TSB E3 New Street, B2 4NP E5 Temple Row, B2 5JR D3 M J Recruitment Stephenson Street, B2 4BH C4 Manpower New Street, B2 4DU E4My Home Finance Martineau Place, B2 4UW Nationwide D4 Bennetts Hill, B2 5QJ F4 High Street, B4 7SN Natwest E3 New Street, B2 4NS E5 St Philips Place, B3 2PP D4 Northern Rock Temple Street, B2 5DP C4 Office Angels New Street, B2 4DU

E5 Paddy Power Bull Street, B4 6AD Pertemps D4 Bennetts Hill, B2 5RS D4 Temple Street, B2 5BG D4 Piccadilly Cobbler Piccadilly Arcade, B2 4HD D4 Piccadilly Opticians Piccadilly Arcade, B2 4HD C3 Pinfold Dry Cleaners Pinfold Street, B2 4DG E5 Quickstitch North Western Arcade, B2 5LH E4 Rosen and Nathan Cannon Street, B2 5EN E3 Royal Bank Of Scotland New Street, B2 4NS Santander E4 Corporation Street, B2 4LP C4 New Street, B2 4DU E4 Union Street, B2 4SW E4 Scrivens Corporation Street, B2 4UG F2 Sheilas Nets Edgbaston Street, B5 4RB D4 Snappy Snaps New Street, B2 4DU E3 Specsavers New Street, B2 4UG D4 The Contact Lens Practice Lower Temple Street, B2 4JD E5 The Flight Centre Colmore Row, B3 2QD E5 The Money Shop Bull Street, B4 7LB C4 The Post Office Pinfold Street, B1 1AZ D4 Thomson New Street, B2 4EU Timpson E5 Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU E4 Martineau Place, B2 4UJ E4 New Street, B2 4RQ William Hill E4 Fore Street, B2 5ER E4 New Street, B2 4RQ C4 Waterloo Street, B2 5TB D4 Working Links New Street, B2 4JH D4 Yorkshire Building Society New Street, B2 4DU

HOTELS D4 MacDonald Burlington Hotel New Street, B2 4JQ E4 Britannia Hotel New Street, B2 4RX D4 Premier Inn Waterloo Street, B2 5PG B3 Crowne Plaza Holliday Street, B1 1HH B2 Malmaison Mailbox, B1 1RD B2 Ramada Inn Mailbox, B1 1RL D2 Radisson Blu Holloway Circus, B1 1BT B4 Copthorne Hotel Paradise Circus, B3 3HJ D5 Hotel du Vin Church Street, B3 2NR E3 Staying Cool Apartments New Street, B2 4PA

ENTERTAINMENT & TECHNOLOGY D4 Agora Amusements New Street, B4 2EG C2 Alexandra Theatre Station Street, B5 4DS E4 Argos Union Street, B2 4AH B4 Birmingham Town Hall Victoria Square, B1 2AE F4 Black High Street, B4 7TE Cashino E5 Bull Street, B4 6AD D4 New Street, B2 4BA D3 Churchills Snooker Club Stephenson Street, B2 4BJ F2 Discount 2000 Edgbaston Street, B5 4RQ D4 Dx Collection Point Temple Street, B2 5BN C3 Gala Casino Hill Street, B5 4AE E3 Gamestation New Street, B2 4NS E4 Jessops Cherry Street, B2 5LS D4 Maplins Temple Street, B2 5BN F4 Modelzone Bull Street, B4 7AA E4 O2 New Street, B2 4RQ E3 Odeon Theatre New Street, B2 4NU Orange F4 High Street, B4 7TE D4 New Street, B2 4EU Phones 4 U E4 Corporation Street, B2 4UQ E4 Corporation Street, B2 4RN F3 High Street, B4 7TE E4 Poundland Union Street, B2 4SH F2 Shaz Electronics Gloucester Street, B5 4RB The Carphone Warehouse E4 Cherry Street, B2 5AT E4 New Street, B2 4RQ T-Mobile E4 Corporation Street, B2 4LS F4 High Street, B4 7TD E3 Virgin Media New Street, B2 4NS Vodafone E3 New Street, B2 4NP

JEWELLERY & GIFTS F2 Bull Ring Jewellers Gloucester Street, B5 4RB F4 Claire’s Accessories Bull Street, B4 7AA F4 Clinton Cards High Street, B4 7TD E5 Ethos Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU E5 Funky Accessories Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU E5 I Wrap Couture Bull Street, B4 6AB E4 Jewel Nation New Street, B2 4RQ E5 John Hollingsworth & Son Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU D4 Onyx Jewellers Piccadilly Arcade, B2 4HD

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Temple Street, B2 5BG

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Piccadilly Arcade, B2 4HD

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WIN TICKETS TO SEE GEORGE MICHAEL!

On Friday December 9, George Michael will bring his European Orchestral tour, Symphonica, to Birmingham and we’ve teamed up with the LG Arena and amplify to give you the chance of seeing him in true VIP Style. One lucky winner will get two tickets to the show as well as a night to remember from amplify, the LG Arena’s hospitality providers. In addition to great seats, you and a friend will get ‘freestyle’ amplify packages (worth £176 each), which include: • Exclusive car parking – so you won’t have to queue • Access to a private lounge before the show and during the interval • A complimentary bar before the show starts • A selection of gorgeous tapas to give you that all-important energy for the show The Symphonica tour sees George Michael’s first European dates since the widely acclaimed 25Live tour concluded in Copenhagen in August 2008. As one of British music’s greatest singer-songwriters and best-loved artists he has never toured like this and will perform not only a carefully chosen selection of his own songs, spanning his remarkable near 30-year career, but he will cover some of his favourite songs from other artists. The music will be re-worked and re-arranged for the orchestra that will

accompany George and the new classical setting will give each song added layers and new nuances. It’s George Michael, but not as we know him. This is a show not to be missed, so if you want to be a part of history enter our competition by answering this simple question: What famous band helped George Michael shoot to fame in the 1980s? a) Duran Duran b) Human League c) Wham d) Bucks Fizz Enter online at www.stylebirmingham.com or send your answer, full name, address and telephone number on a postcard to: George Michael Competition, Style Birmingham, Publishing Ink, Fifth Floor, White House, 111 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4EU by November 20. The George Michael ‘Symphonica’ tour is one of hundreds of fantastic shows happening at the LG Arena, to find out what else is coming up visit www. lgarena.co.uk. If you’re interested in having an even greater night out, check out www.amplify.co.uk for the great packages they offer at all LG Arena and NIA shows.

Terms and conditions apply: The prize is an amplify freestyle package for two people at George Michael’s show at Birmingham’s LG Arena on Friday December 9, 2011. The competition prize is non-transferable with no cash alternative or substitute dates available. In the event of show cancellation, an alternative prize of similar value and specification will be substituted. If you (as the winner) are under the age of 18 years old, you must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years of age or over.

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