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21st CENTURY DISCO INSPIRATIONS AT RIVERISLAND.COM


Welcome to the Autumn 2011 issue of River Island Style Insider Magazine. Stepping into a new season is exciting but it can also be a little daunting. Rest assured we’ve got it covered for you. Your autumn education starts with

THE TRENDS where you’ll find our

feature looks for the season, how to wear them and the ideas behind them. Next up we have THE

ELLE EDIT where Elle’s Donna Wallace highlights

her pick of the season’s prints and everything in between. Monochrome reaches dizzy new heights in our

HIGH CONTRAST

shoot, which is

followed by FACE

TIME where we have hair and make-up tips direct from the catwalk to refresh your look. We put the spotlight on CHELSEA GIRL as editors who worked with the original brand style up the new range, before we end on our

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW of what you can expect to see

for Christmas at River Island. We’re also extremely excited to show you our first advertising campaign for five years, which is based on the style, fun and spirit of River Island and captures the enthusiasm we have for the season ahead and beyond. Check out the images throughout the magazine and more from the campaign over on our website – you can also shop for your Style Insider Magazine autumn must-haves while you’re there, it would be rude not to.

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The Trends

Autumn is a season to have some fun with and our trends certainly reflect that. From the uber seventies glamour of HUSTLE through to the beatnik-meets-blogger trend LONDON BOY, there’s something for everyone. Delve in to see the key looks and pieces, what inspires us and how we take our ideas from sketch to the shop floor. 5


“The luxury of the seventies meets the power and attitude of the Italian mob. Hustle is all about pushing glamour to the max.” 6

NAOMI DOMINIQUE, DESIGN DIRECTOR

MAIN PHOTOGRAPH: NICk HADDOw ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS: REX FEATuRES ILLuSTRATION: VIC RICHES

Jerry Hall, Andy Warhol, bie Harry and friends in Studio 54,Deb 1978


The Inspiration

Florence Welch, 2011

PlayraliscetJones - La Vie en Rose

1. G kan’s The Bay (Erol Al 2. Metronomy Ex tended Rework) Nasty stra - Nice ‘n’ 3. Salsoul O rche ighty Real 4. Sylvester - M - Disco Inferno 5. The Trammps

Bianc Jagger, 1978a

Diane von Furstenberg, 1973 From the design room

Studio 54, 1977 Fashion shoot in Paris, 1971

Seventies style for glamorous nights. C’est chic! MAIN IMAGE: Halter neck maxi £80 610675; One shoulder maxi £80 611417 ILLuSTRATION: Slinky bandeau £22 607982; Tapered trousers £30 609407; Mongolian jacket £80 604886; Embellished sandals £65 605222

Fashion’s love affair with all things seventies is showing no signs of slowing down. For us, designs inspired by this decade continue into autumn via Hustle, our homage to seventies divas and disco. With Studio 54 dance floor regulars Bianca Jagger, Diane von Furstenberg and Anjelica Huston as style references, glamour sits at the core of Hustle. Faux furs, sheer chiffons and rich colours capture the decadence of the seventies, whilst floral corsages and retro prints add authenticity to the trend. If high octane luxe is your thing then this is the trend for you. Come on, let’s do the Hustle.

HUSTLE | 7


WAYS TO WEAR 1. Faux fur should be lustrous and smooth when working a luxe look – keep shaggier furs aside for more casual looks. 2. Try rich jewel tones for high glamour. Billowing silks and chiffons in ruby, sapphire and emerald shades really pack a punch. 3. Gold lamé screams seventies chic. Get extra mileage out of a metallic skirt by pairing it with an oversized knit for daytime.

KEY PIECES

1. Heart shaped bag £20 606490; Halter maxi dress £45 606644; Faux fox fur jacket £80 604886; Strappy wedges £55 605106

THE LADYLIKE DRESS Channel winter brights and ladylike seventies by day. £50 610674

THE PRINT PALAZZO Block colours rule for Hustle but don’t disregard seventies inspired prints. £35 608978

THE GOLD CUFF Simple but statement-making – accessorise

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS: REX FEATuRES

the look with gold cuffs. £13 606719

THE STATEMENT BAG Mongolian faux fur commands attention and adds an element of luxury. £150 606500

THE EXTREME PLATFORM The zebra print pony skin is guaranteed to make an

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impact. £85 606322


2. Jumpsuit £50 611003; Tassel bangle pack £13 607423; Printed sunglasses £12.99 597652; Colour block clutch £27 607418; Peep toe wedges £70 604476

3. Metallic leather skirt £70 606798; Layered feather necklace £35 607293; Pussybow blouse £40 610306; Cuffed stilettos £59.99 601693

MUST BE THE MUSIC Seventies divas who worked the Hustle FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Donna Summer, Olivia Newton-John, Gloria Gaynor, Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross

HUSTLE | 9


“Army surplus meets Navajo for our outdoorsy trend Savage. We clashed folk references with more urban styles to create the look.”

NAOMI DOMINIQUE, DESIGN DIRECTORr 10

MAIN PHOTOGRAPH: NICk HADDOw ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS: REX FEATuRES ILLuSTRATION: VIC RICHES

r, Jane S eymou 1970


Elizabe th Taylor, 1963

The Inspiration From the design room

Kate Moss, 2010 Woman in Scandinavia, 1940

Playlist

o You Remember 1. Ane Brun - D Love ailers - Is Th is W e Th & y le ar 2. Bob M e l Away Your Ston ol R ns So & 3. Mumford Really Need Love 4. The Bees - I You’ll Be Mine 5. The Pierces -

Folk meets Navajo to put a new urban spin on bohemian style MAIN IMAGE: Navajo cape coat £85 606839; Aztec blanket cape £40 607618; Layered feather necklace £35 607293 ILLuSTRATION: Trapper hat £20 607799; Crochet scarf £26 608399; Aztec blanket cape £40 607618; Cable knit jumper £38 605079; Floral print scarf £15 605196; Distressed trousers £42 607207; Shearling ankle boots £80 607036

World traveller themes continue into autumn with our Savage trend. Textures feature heavily as do Navajo inspired prints, highlighting the Native American influences which appear throughout this look. Layer up different fabrics to keep things interesting and try vivid brights and prints against deep khakis for contrast. Homespun knitting styles, fringe finishes and faux fur trims hint at folk and handicraft inspirations; more urban parka jackets and chunky boots mix back the craftwork to add a contemporary twist. To complete the look, try leather and suede accessories in tan, brown and bold colours. New Native with an urban spin. It’s time to get crafty.

SAVAGE | 11


WAYS TO WEAR 1. The key to this trend? Layering; and lots of it. Pile on native prints, blanket capes, shawls and top off with an oversized jacket. More is more. 2. Offset the khakis and browns in this trend with vibrant pops of colour. Bright scarves and jumpers do the trick. 3. Give texture a consideration, too. Wear shaggy faux furs against leather, knits and heavy cottons to add dimension.

1. Army chino £30 605642; Shearling coat £95 604895; Monochrome coatigan £70 608422; Leopard print jumper £25 611261; Ankle boots £75 604614

KEY PIECES

THE TEXTURED COAT The perfect final layer to finish off the Savage look. £85 604901

These patchworkinspired trousers will bring a big burst of colour to your wardrobe.

THE FRINGED KNIT

£35 609638

Homespun is huge this season – the fringe detail on this knit achieves the look. £50 604594

THE LEATHER SHORT

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THE SHEARLING BOOT

The unfinished edge on these shorts adds to the

Hard-wearing and shearling-lined – these boots are

raw feel of this trend. £59.99 598391

made for walking. £80 606335

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS: REX FEATuRES

THE PRINT TROUSER


2. Fur lined parka £80 602186; Ribbed top £22 608878; Cowl neck top £30 606593; Aztec leggings £22 605944; Printed cape £25 605995; Suede bag £70 606531; Ankle boots £75 604614

3. Curly coat £75 604887; Tassel shorts £35 608085; Stitched top £32 608244; Lace up boots £75 604652; Printed scarf £13 608172; Colour block tote £65 606534

THE KEY TO

SAVAGE Textures and patterns that make the trend CLOCkwISE FROM TOP LEFT: Faux fur, Ikat, Hand-looped weave, Navajo, Aztec

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TOUCHY FEELY Get that warm, fuzzy feeling in textured pieces that long to be touched Ear warmers £18 608829; Georgette bag £45 610340; Lace up boot £75 604653; Sheep skin hat £40 605899; Fur lined boot £80 607036;

PHOTOGRAPH BY LITTLE RED PANDA

Shearling detail bag £28 606430; Fringed boot £90 608313


“References for this trend range from gangsters’ molls through to beatniks of the fifties. It’s all about the masculinefeminine mix.” MIRANDA KIRWAN, DESIGNER

MAIN PHOTOGRAPH: NICk HADDOw ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS: REX FEATuRES ILLuSTRATION: VIC RICHES

Quadrophenia fil m still, 1979


The Inspiration

Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash in Quadrophenia, 1979

From the design room

Fash ion shoot in London, 1975 Janelle Monae, 2009

PlaylistCalvi - Desire

1. Anna Said 2. Plan B - She - Swee t Dreams (Are s ic m 3. The Euryth udy Made Of Th is) essage To You R M A ls ia ec Sp 4. The ahs - Turn In to 5. Yeah Yeah Ye

BOY Androgyny with a street style twist. It’s time to man up MAIN IMAGE: (LEFT) Black and white faux fur coat £90 606630; Checked blazer £70 608427; wide leg trousers £40 607761; Peter Pan collar shirt £30 610720; Strappy court shoes £65 605453 (RIGHT) Monochrome crombie £90 611292; Tailored trousers £30 609383; Black shirt £25 610824; Patent ankle boots £75 604615 ILLuSTRATION: Smart coat £80 609026; Roll sleeve shirt £25 608121; Beatnik jeans £40 607668; Chained loafers £30 605695

Mannish tailoring takes centre stage for London Boy where boyfriend style blazers, boxy shirts and pleat-front trousers are absolute musts. We’re not talking straight-forward suits here though: cut through the tailoring and mix things up with denim, leather, bold flashes of colour and details such as a bow neck tie. This trend really is an amalgamation of all things you can relate to one of the world’s style capitals. From teddy boys to trend bloggers, and quiffs to Quadrophenia, London Boy draws from subcultures old and new to present us with big style inspired by The Big Smoke. London’s calling. Here you’ll find your answer.

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WAYS TO WEAR 1. Androgyny is the key here - mannish shirts and brothel creepers fit the bill perfectly. 2. Leopard print accessories and bold denim add an element of London flair. Throw in a bit of leather to toughen up the look. 3. Experiment by clashing bright colours against black and grey for that distinct London Boy style.

KEY PIECES

1. Contrast shirt £25 609097; Pu treggings £40 606273; Denim gilet £35 606626; Braces £12 256540; Bright brothel creepers £35 609763

THE ANKLE BOOT THE STRUCTURED BLAZER

Try oxblood boots to make

THE MASCULINE COAT

The Prince of wales check gives this

a change from black leather.

Olive green and oversized.

double-breasted blazer a masculine

£65 606548

what’s not to love?

edge. £70 608427

£80 609035

THE DENIM SHIRT wear buttoned to the top or undone as a layering piece. £25 603670

THE STRIPED JEAN Refresh your denim wardrobe whilst

THE LEATHER BOMBER

working some stripes into your look.

Give your biker a break and try

£40 608459

a varsity-style bomber jacket. £110 607325

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2. Pleated leather skirt £75 606423; Striped roll neck £38 607867; Boyfriend blazer £60 609220; Leopard tote bag £30 605658; Leopard chained loafers £30 605694

3. Block stripe tunic £38 606095; Bright pink jeans £40 608801; Buckled boots £60 605530; Boxy bag £30 609488

ON THE STREET Style direct from the source of the inspiration IMAGES COuRTESY OF: streetfsn.blogspot.com

LONDON BOY | 19


“We took rock royalty past and present as our inspiration for Farrah . Jerry Hall and Georgia Jagger in particular were key references for us.” TONI MORDEN, DESIGNER

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MAIN PHOTOGRAPH: NICk HADDOw ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS: REX FEATuRES ILLuSTRATION: VIC RICHES

Lauren Hutton, 1977


The Inspiration

From the design room All sort of insipita that we watef last

Jerry Hall, 1978

Claudia Schiffer, 2011

Fash ion shoot in Finland, 1974

Playlist

- Dreams 1. Flee twood Mac Pyjamarama 2. Roxy Music heap & Cheerful 3. The Kills - C ugar ones - Brown S 4. The Rolling St tal Guru 5. T. Rex - Me

Casual yet super feminine seventies. Farrah’s all woman MAIN IMAGE: Floppy hat £25 606012; Blouse £35 607489; Midi skirt £45 603033; Gold bangle pack £9.99 602062 ILLuSTRATION: Tie front blouse £30 606709; Printed skirt £28 610607; Strappy court shoes £30 605454; Tortoise shell sunglasses £12.99 597652; Trapeze bag £40 606651

The seventies has emerged as arguably the most referenced decade of the autumn 2011 season. You’ve seen Hustle but here we have Farrah, grown up day dressing which is packed with femininity. The first thing to note about Farrah is the colour palette. This trend is all about rich, tonal shades of ochre, teal, orange and burgundy which can be found on chiffon blouses and luxe suedes. Accessories, such as widebrimmed floppy hats and briefcase style clutches, are chic and compliment the casual tailoring which creates the womanly silhouette of this look. Seventies rock girlfriends are cited as influencers of Farrah as indigo flares, vintage-style prints and lace-trim blouses come together to add a little something extra. Look, be a lady. Give seventies sleek a whirl. FARRAH | 21


WAYS TO WEAR 1. Don’t be afraid to wear a jumpsuit by day. A tailored camel number needs nothing more than a contrast colour blazer and minimal accessories to set it off. 2. Make the midi one of your autumn wardrobe staples. Try flared styles which rest on the waist and sit below the knee. 3. Wear a retro print scarf dress with a faux fur gilet – make sure you belt the waist to create a ladylike silhouette.

KEY PIECES

1. Pussybow jumpsuit £60 606152; Cropped blazer £50 606311; Mock croc briefcase bag £35 605290; Horseshoe print scarf £15 605449; Strappy court shoes £30 605454

THE LEATHER JACKET Leather jackets for Farrah should be fitted, feminine and cinched in at the waist. £99.99 567890

THE CLASSIC FLARE Create a sleek seventies silhouette in indigo denim.

THE LACE TRIM BLOUSE

£40 605865

A classic vintage-inspired cream blouse

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS: REX FEATuRES

looks great with flares. £30 608323

THE SUEDE TRENCH Add some texture and daytime glamour in a deep green trench.

THE TAPESTRY BAG Carry your life in this mock croc and tapestry 22

panelled bag. £60 606067

£160 598375


2. Striped midi skirt £30 609644; Frilly blouse £30 608352; knee high boots £110 606171; Camera bag £35 606034

3. Floppy hat £25 606012; Printed woven dress £50 609943; Faux fur gilet £60 604885; Platform ankle boots £100 605736

ROCKING

THE LOOK

Rock girlfriends and daughters who influence the trend today FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Theodora Richards, Nicole Richie, kate Moss, Georgia Jagger, Alexa Chung

FARRAH | 23


Flock to feathers and the natural world for an accessory update which will make your style fly Tiger-stripe dangling feather earrings £6 606280; Stone and snake ring £13 607751; Stone and claw ring £7 606654; Multi chain feather necklace £35 607293; Feather dreamcatcher earrings £13 606438; Chain and feather earrings £9.99 607691; Bird skull necklace £13 606678; Bangle pack £13 607423; Feather dreamcatcher necklace £13 606834; Deer necklace £8 606416

PHOTOGRAPH BY LITTLE RED PANDA

FEATHER DEPENDENT


“Models and movie stars of the sixties were the stimulus for Gigi. We used archive imagery to reinvent classic sixties styles with our own twist.” NAOMI DOMINIQUE, DESIGN DIRECTOR 26

MAIN PHOTOGRAPH: NICk HADDOw ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS: REX FEATuRES ILLuSTRATION: VIC RICHES

Fashion shoot in London, 1966


The Inspiration

Alexa Chung, 2011

From the design room Twiggy, 1967

Campaigners in London, 1967

Playlist

’ - Just a Little Lovin 1. Dusty Springfield The Vandellas 2. Martha Reeves & Nowhere to Run & The Miracles 3. Smokey Robinson Going to a Go Go Really Got Me 4. The Kinks - You by Love 5. The Supremes - Ba

Swing towards the sixties as the retro style influx continues MAIN IMAGE: (LEFT) Structured dress £40 608359; Leopard captain hat £20 605212; Leopard heeled loafers £40 607497; (RIGHT) Buckled ankle boots £70 604618; Shift dress £45 608982 ILLuSTRATION: Spotty shift dress £45 608373; wedges £40 606609

Capturing the spirit of the sixties we have Gigi, our take on the fashion era where London defined the style of the generation. London’s Kings Road can be credited as being the epicenter of cool in the sixties. As a regular haunt for Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton and mini-skirt creator Mary Quant, the influence London had in this decade was unrivalled. Gigi taps into this with designs which hark back to sixties originals: Chelsea boots, polo necks and shift dresses all feature as key pieces with a clean mod twist; pieces with Peter Pan collars, polka dots and faux fur trims give a more girly take on the trend. Step back in time to be fashion forward. Go-go Gigi.

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WAYS TO WEAR 1. Monochrome takes centre stage for Gigi but blocks of bright colour shouldn’t be ruled out. Autumnal oranges and reds sit well with this look. 2. It’s all in the details: cuffed sleeves, Peter Pan collars and accentuated pockets add to the retro theme. 3. A print pinafore-style dress is the ultimate sixties’ piece. For a more modern take on the trend opt for a bold shift as an alternative.

KEY PIECES

1. Buckled ankle boots £70 604618; Short jacket £34.99 604959; Polka dot playsuit £40 607063

THE FITTED POLO NECK wear this knit alone for a sleek silhouette or try layering under tunics and dresses. £22 609192

THE FAUX FUR Classic leopard hits the right notes. Just make sure you opt for

THE BOLD COAT

cropped when it comes

Liven up a black and

to jackets.

neutral ensemble in

£80 607197

this tangerine dream.

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS: REX FEATuRES

£80 606325

THE BOAT NECK JUMPER

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THE CONTRAST COLLAR CARDIGAN

THE PLEATED SKIRT

Nod to all things Mod in a swing knit

The Dalmatian style print on the faux fur

You can’t do sixties without a miniskirt.

jumper. £35 605790

collar adds a twist to this cardigan.

The buttons and colour panel add

£35 608755

authenticity. £32 609819


2. Edie skirt £28 608240; Contrast blouse £30 607123; Ballerina pumps £25 604769

3. Geometric shift dress £35 608983; Coloured loafers £30 606880; knee high socks £8 604298; Scalloped bag £40 606429

GIRLS ON FILM Sixties sirens from the silver screen CLOCkwISE FROM TOP LEFT: Jane Asher in Alfie, Brigitte Bardot in Le Mepris, Anne Bancroft in The Graduate, Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde, Julie Christie in Darling

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21st CENTURY DISCO INSPIRATIONS AT RIVERISLAND.COM


THE HEADTO -TOE FLORAL

THE TEXTURED RING

“I really love how River Island has embraced colour, print and the Native American vibe for autumn. The graphic print trouser and the botanical shirt and trouser are some of my favourite high street pieces of the season. HEAD-TO-TOE FLORAL PRINT is not for the faint hearted but print is having such a moment right now. I suspect there will be more to come at the SS12 shows too.” Block colour snakeskin clutch £35 608170; Denim shirt £24.99 603670; Aztec print trousers £35 609638; Agate ring £10 607179; Botanical print blouse £35 608186; Botanical print trousers £30 608991; Aztec printed leggings £22 610672; Printed socks £6 607232; Platform ankle boots £95 606873; Navajo cape £40 607618

THE CONTRAST PRINTS

THE NAVAJO CAPE

STYLIST: DONNA wALLACE HAIR: LISA LAuDAT MAkE-uP: TANIA COuRTNEY MODEL: DONNA @ uNION

THE COLOUR SWATCH CLUTCH


INDUSTRY INSIDERS:

the

edit

There’s never been a better season to get into print. With everything from POLKA DOTS through to NAVAJO PRINTS on offer, the only question is how to wear them. Let ELLE’s Donna Wallace show you the way. Photographs by LINDSAY ARMSTRONG

THE TEDDY BOY COAT

“Here I have selected pieces to reflect a more restrained colour scheme. There’s a slight sixties vibe whilst OPTIC and LEOPARD PRINTS add bite to the MONOCHROME palette. The MOD BOOTS look great with trousers and work well with a cropped kick flare for a slightly kooky silhouette.” THE PETERPAN COLLAR

Contrast shirt £25 609521; Monochrome crombie £90 611292; Sunglasses £12.99 597652; Hexagonal print palazzos £35 609637; Buckled boots £70 604618; Spotty shift dress £45 608373; Leopard court shoes £40 607655; Houndstooth blazer £70 608423

THE MOD BOOT

THE LEOPARD PRINT COURTS

THE STUDDED CUFF


21st CENTURY DISCO INSPIRATIONS AT RIVERISLAND.COM


SHOOTING STAR with a portfolio featuring everyone from Ri Ri to SJP, Ellen Von unwerth is no stranger to shooting huge editorials and campaigns. watch our behind-the-scenes campaign video to see how Ellen brought the River Island ads to life.

RIVER ISLAND ONLINE

MICRO TRENDS

Bring the magazine to life, go behind the scenes and shop to your heart’s content. There’s a whole load of fashion-related fun to be had over on riverisland.com.. Get

STYLISH GETAWAYS win an all expenses paid trip to New York, Marrakech or London! Scan the QR code with your smartphone or visit styleinsider. riverisland.com to enter.

who better to take you through the key looks than the stylist who created them for our campaign. Our mini movies with karl Plewka will get you up to speed with a quick edit of the trends - watch and learn fashion lovers.

that mouse clicking... WHAT WOULD ELLE DO? what’s ELLE’s style vision for the season ahead? Shop their take on autumn at River Island in the Get The Look section.

CHELSEA GIRLS Four fashion directors who’ve worked with Chelsea Girl across the decades style the new range. See the fruits of their labour and take a trip down memory lane with them whilst you’re there.

STUDENT SHOP-INS Get 20% off the autumn collection for one night only in stores across the UK. Check styleinsider.riverisland.com for dates and participating stores.

THE YOUNG ONES Big style for small people is a given when it comes to the River Island Boys & Girls collection. See the new autumn drop online now.

SEE ALL THIS AND MORE AT RIVERIsLAND.COM AND stYLEINsIDER.RIVERIsLAND.COM

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I N A S E AS O N w H E R E T H E T R E N DS A R E E X T R E M E LY D I V E R S E , M O N O C H R O M E A P P E A R S AS T H E CO LO u R S C H E M E T H AT M A N AG E S TO L I N k T H E M A L L TO G E T H E R . w H E R E C A N YO u H E A D w I T H T H I S PA L E T T E ? T H E S kY ’ S T H E L I M I T

P H OTO G R A P H S BY M I kO L A I B E R G

LEFT: Tailored blazer £70 609070; Tailored trousers £40 607761; Polo neck top £22 609192; Court shoes £45 603033 RIGHT: Heritage checked blazer £70 608427; Beatnik jeans £40 607668; Polo neck £22 609192; Bright brothel creepers £35 609763


THIS PAGE: Geometric slinky dress £30 606639; Agate ring £10 607181; Platform ankle boots £95 606874 OPPOSITE PAGE: Gold embellished tunic £35 609214; Monochrome palazzos £35 610531; Bracelet £7 607926; Tassel earrings £8 607425


STYLIST: ARIETA MuJAY ASSISTANT: LAuREN OwIDE HAIR: ANNA COLFONE MAkE-uP: VERONICA MARTINEZ MODELS: DOMINIkA @ NEXT & kELLI @ VIVA

THIS PAGE: Shearling cardigan £45 609125; Coatigan £65 607111; Fringed tunic £38 604310; Skinny jeans £40 610251; Fringed boots £90 608313 OPPOSITE PAGE: Printed chunky cardigan £40 604325; Aztec scarf £25 606433; Textured tunic £25 606722; Draped cardigan £30 607228; Studded boots £75 606098


Gucci

FACE TIME Whilst you’re updating your wardrobe for the new season, don’t forget to give your hair and beauty regime an overhaul too. Refresh your look with tips for autumn from Make-up Artist, tANIA COURtNEY and Hair Stylist, LIsA LAUDAt.

About a Boy Fine Wine

Plum and wine lip stains, as seen at Gucci AW11, are all the rage for the season ahead. For a long lasting matte finish I recommend NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie. Top this off with a clear lip gloss if you prefer a high-shine finish. NARs (narscosmetics.co.uk)

Gucci

Metal Works

Metallic eye shadows are huge for autumn. MAC’s Pigments come in a wide range of colours and are really easy to blend when applied on top of an eye primer or cream shadow. MAC (maccosmetics.co.uk)

PHOTOGRAPHS: REX FEATuRES

This season’s boy meets girl vibe is totally fresh. You can have so much fun by changing your look completely with a simple quiff. You can do this by rolling the front of your hair and pinning it into place. Style the back into a neat pony tail or tuck the hair away under a hat

Great Lengths Chanel

Versace

Dolce & Gabbana

Extra long hair is cool on the catwalks too, use hair extensions from Beauty Works for a quick fix. Their extensions come with preattached clips which save time and hassle. First make a section and back comb hair at the roots and spray with L’Oreal Elnett for extra hold. Next place clips onto the back combed section as this keeps it in place all day and night. BEAUtY wORks (beautyworksonline.com)

Sidelines

Peachy Keen

Prada

With strong eyes and bright lips taking centre stage this season, it’s safer to stay subtle when it comes to cheeks. Highlighting the cheekbones with Laura Mercier’s Peach Mosaic Shimmer Bloc gives that supermodel glow and the shades on this palette also double up as eye shadows. 42

LAURA MERCIER (spacenk. co.uk or johnlewis.com)

As seen at Yves Saint Laurent, I love glossy glam side partings which are so easy to do and can even be done on dirty hair. Use a tail comb to get a clean parting, use a Mason Pearson hair brush to brush hair back and then secure it with a hair band. Seal with wet look gel by putting a small amount on your hands and smooth it all over the hair for a fabulous shine - L’Oreal wet and sleek gel is great for this. L’OREAL PARIs (0800 030 4032) MAsON PEARsON (020 7491 2613)

Yves Saint Laurent


shARP LOOks fROM thE stREEt At RIVERIsLAND.COM

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After re-launching this spring, Chelsea Girl returns to River Island for autumn with a collection of updated originals from the fashion archives. As original designs act as the main inspiration for the new collection, we asked fashion insiders who’ve worked with both the old and new Chelsea Girl to style our autumn campaign.

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THEN/NOW Chelsea Girl lover/Fashion Director at Cosmopolitan

Wendy Rigg

THEN/NOW Editor at Jackie Magazine/Associate Editor at Reveal CHELSEA GIRL MEMORY watching Top of the Pops to see the Chelsea Girl looks the crowd were wearing FAVOURITE PIECE The floral print shirt dress

“Chelsea girl was what every girl wanted in the sixties and seventies. It’s thrilling to see the prints, patterns, details and the famous logo back.” 44

Shelly Vella

CHELSEA GIRL MEMORY Having my first kiss wearing head-to-toe Chelsea Girl! FAVOURITE PIECE The indigo denim flares

“the collection takes me back to my seventies’ self and my youth. I love the brand and the personal nostalgia that comes with it.”

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Karen Buglass

THEN/NOW Buyer for Chelsea Girl/Fashion Director at Now CHELSEA GIRL MEMORY Being fresh out of college and being so excited after getting my first job at Chelsea Girl HQ FAVOURITE PIECE The cream lace dress

“It’s great that River Island feels passionate enough about Chelsea girl to bring it back for the new generation.”

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Caroline Baker

THEN/NOW Fashion Editor at NOVA/ Fashion Director at You CHELSEA GIRL MEMORY Shooting Chelsea Girl in the seventies with the now infamous photographer, Mario Testino, when he was on the cusp of becoming a household name FAVOURITE PIECE The cream lace dress

“It’s really interesting how the fashion pendulum moves backwards and forwards and how what was so relevant in the sixties and seventies can be so relevant today.”


THE LATEST CHELSEA GIRL COLLECTION IS AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES AND ONLINE AT RIVERIsLAND.COM

kAREN BUgLAss: Angel sleeve lace dress £40 608216; Trilby £22 608504; Opaque tights £6 605186

shELLY VELLA: Polka dot dress £40 607533; Faux fur jacket £65 606634

PHOTOGRAPHS: NICk HADDOw

CAROLINE BAkER: Aztec print bell sleeve top £35 608360; Knitted tube skirt £20 610067; Shoe boots £100 605736; Opaque tights £6 605186

wENDY RIgg: Belted floral dress £30 60788; Floppy hat £25 606012; Bowling bag £28 606545

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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE

CHRISTMAS

AN ExCLUsIVE LOOk At whAt’s COMINg UP fOR thE fEstIVE sEAsON What were we thinking about in the height of summer? Christmas of course! Every July, editors and bloggers take a break from the heat to join us for a festive fashion preview. This year we took the ice age as our inspiration and gave our London press office a subzero style makeover to showcase the range. Here’s an edit of the key looks that featured plus a behind-the-scenes look at the event.

The Event wE wALkED: On a faux snow runway wE AtE: I heart RI snowball Cake Pops

wE PLAYED: M.O.P - Cold As Ice, katy Perry - Hot n Cold, Boney M Daddy Cool wE fROZE: Our favourite accessories in an ice sculpture 46

PHOTOGRAPHS: NICk HADDOw

wE DRANk: Spicy Blue Ice and Starlight cocktails


The Collection shINE ON: Festive shimmer comes via muted metallic jeans and embellished shorts BAD ROMANCE: Lace and velvet pieces bring a romantic gothic feel to winter gO LONg: Longer length hemlines and faux fur accents highlight the influence of the forties BRIghtEN UP: Bold brights and wide leg trousers are sticking around for Christmas

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Tribal chic explored at RIVERISLAND.COM


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