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CONTENTS

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CONTENTS

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THE BIG ONE OH!

We shine a light on a decade of ROX Magazine.

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STEP IN STYLE

Step into a season of style as we wander down the AW19 runway.

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PRECISION INSTRUMENT

Serena Williams and Audemars Piguet is a relationship that makes more sense than you think.

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SEASON OF LOVE

We get lost in the magical stories of our ROX couples very own fairytale.

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IS IT THE ONE?

You've met the one but now to find the dress, Mirka Bridal gives us tips on how to streamline the process.

ROX STAR

This issue is a celebration of not only a decade of Diamonds & Thrills but of rock and roll. Get ready for a nostalgic trip down memory lane. ROX Cosmic Diamond Collar 1.70cts £10,995 (71794), ROX Cosmic Diamond Drop Earrings 0.90cts £3,595 (71784), ROX Cosmic Diamond Starburst Dress Ring 1.40cts £5,295 (74149)

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STREET STYLE

We take to the streets of London with lifestyle blogger Lauren Grace Collins who showcases our new in AW19 ranges.

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ROX STAR GETAWAYS

We pin point the hottest destinations to be holidaying this AW19 and style you from head to toe for stress free packing. 14

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EDITOR’S WELCOME

editor’s WELCOME A s the nights begin to grow darker (much to my disappointment) so too do the pages of this AW19 ROX Magazine. In this latest offering we take a trip down memory lane to the glory days of Queen, The Beatles and Ozzy Osbourne. Except there’s one small twist, we’re in the 21st century and the rock star is a woman. Gone are the days of women being prim and perfectly pretty, we get into the nitty gritty edge of a woman that we all possess (after a few cocktails or two!) The ROX Star is the woman who swims against the tide, speaks freely and leads the way with great purpose - much like ROX itself - in the most stylish of fashion of course. We strip it back from your usual Christmas party glamour adding an essence of good girl gone bad to this issue's pages, because who doesn’t favour the sarcastically witty rogue in every movie? That's not all... We trend forecast this winter's hottest catwalk trends, meet real ROX couples and fall in love with their very own ROX fairytale, meet our designer Joanna Perrera who chats

all things jewellery and get to know Cosmic, the new high jewellery collection by ROX. We also brave the winter temperatures with street style blogger Lauren Grace and get tips on wedding dress shopping from industry expert Mirka Jankowska, and breathe. This issue signifies 10 stupendously thrilling years of the ROX Magazine, and what a decade it’s been. From the humble beginning in 2009 up until the glossy pages of our 2019 edition, it has been evolving with ROX year on year. Every year better than the last, every issue better than the last. The pages have held monumental memories over the last 10 years showcasing marvellous events with both customers and ROX Stars themselves. With that, I welcome you to delve into this nostalgic issue and enjoy all that it has to offer. Let’s raise a glass to 10 incredible years and raise a glass to your inner ROX Star.

Taylor Brown

EDITOR’S PICKS

Chopard Watch 67622 | £12,000

DIOR

ROX Diamond Ring 1.75cts 71779 | £4,995

BALENCIAGA

ROX Diamond Earrings 0.60cts 72531. | £2,995

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THE BIG ONE OH! This year, ROX Magazine celebrates a game changing decade of diamonds, timepieces, thrills and spills (where, luckily, the only spills were the odd glass of Moët…) words by Laura McCreddie-Doak

It’s hard to fully describe the shock and amazement I felt walking into the ROX Thrill Room in Glasgow for the first time. I was new to both retail and jewellery – the wet-behindthe-ears editor of UK trade bible Retail Jeweller, trying to learn about this complex new world. A decade ago, when jewellery or watch businesses would proudly show you to the part of the store reserved for customers who were going to splash more cash than the average, you’d have been lucky to find a Nespresso machine in there. And here were ROX co-founders Grant and Kyron gesturing expansively around a space that had more in common with world-leading luxury hotels. Natural light spilled in from the stained-glass windows above, catching the diamonds sparkling in display cabinets dotted discreetly about the space, which, along with acres of plush seating boasted a bar stocked seemingly with the most bottles of Moët & Chandon seen outside of Epernay. It was elegant, decadent and completely original. “We got the idea on a trip to a Munich trade fair in February 2009,” explains Kyron. “We had the perfect check-in experience. Instead of standing at the check-in desk, as soon as we arrived our group was seated on sofas in the lobby and offered a glass of champagne to relax.  The check-in paperwork was brought to us to sign and our bags seamlessly brought to our rooms without having to ask who’s bag was who’s (I asked how they knew – they said they read the luggage tag!) “It made us made us re-think our selling experience, so instead of sitting 16

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at a desk or counter, we came up with the Thrill Room lounge concept. We made a bold statement by devoting more space to lounge seating than display – everyone thought we were mad at the time.” Of course, it’s not all fur coats at ROX – the knickers are most certainly in place, with the finest-quality jewellery first and foremost. Its everexpanding and highly experienced team hand-select every pristine diamond for its scintillation, sparkle and above all beauty to create truly beguiling and mesmerising designs. From show-stopping collars that command attention in any room to effortlessly romantic engagement rings or a contemporary silver design, each perfectly crafted piece captures the essence of ROX’s ‘diamonds and thrills’ mantra. Not content with transforming the face of jewellery and watch retail, ROX has also ploughed its ethos and dynamic style into the world of print, by launching a magazine; the parent of what would become ROX Man and ROX Woman. “In this digital world, I think readers do still love magazines,” says Kyron, when asked why he went into publishing 10 years ago when everyone was predicting the death of print. “It is a visually appealing medium and also the opportunity to present the ROX lifestyle, with our unique tone of voice.” Of the numerous amazing covers that have graced the magazine over the past 10 years, Kyron cites the first cover star, Scottish model Amanda Hendrick as a special one especially as

this AW ROX Magazine goes full circle re-inventing ROX STAR for 2019, but he also takes credit for bringing the bearded hipster north of the border with ROX Man’s first cover featuring supermodel Chris John Millington and also for spotting a little-known bollywood actress Amy Jackson back in 2014 who has become a phenomenally successful actress with 7.7m Instagram followers to her name. It isn’t only the magazine that has been graced with celebrity. The Thrill Room is regularly used as an event space, hosting soirees for Scotland’s celebratti. But there was one that really stood out… “I will never forget Emeli Sandé playing an acoustic set in our Thrill Room in Glasgow in December 2011,” says Kyron. “After a chance meeting with her manager at the Scottish Style Awards, the stars aligned for us that December. I invited her to perform and she made time in her schedule on the very same night she was supporting Coldplay at the SEE Hydro. “The hairs still stand up on the back of my neck when I imagine that voice. Then, six months later she opened the Olympics in London.” A full seven years after that, and ROX’s star remains in its ascendancy. With identically opulent boutiques in iconic locations spanning Scotland and the north (at the time of writing, Liverpool ONE was about to join a roster boasting Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Newcastle and Leeds), plus the likes of Audemars Piguet, Hublot and Zenith populating the wristwatch vitrines, it appears the Moët will be flowing for many more decades besides.


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AW 2014 A JEWEL OF AN ISSUE Once upon a time books told the fairytales but the AW14 Magazine brought to life an enchanting ROX fairytale through whimsical femininity and divine jewels.

AW 2009 ROX STAR The original ROX Star, the start of an iconic and memorable journey through ROX time. The first magazine saw glamour, a lot of jewellery and diamonds & thrills of course.

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SS 2015 AND THEN THERE WERE TWO The ROX Magazine split in two, introducing ROX Man and ROX Woman. Both issues marked the beginning of a trend driven magazine and put ROX Magazines on the map.

AW 2012 NOSTALGIC DREAMS Inspired by the special moments in life that make us who we are, that we treasure and that define us. It was truly a sentimental issue.

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SS 2016 ALL WHITE EVERYTHING MEETS URBAN SAFARI ROX brought the Miami heat to the pages with some cool tailoring – both man and women. As always there was a focus on trends, effortless, essential and eternally chic of course.

THE BIG ONE OH!

SS 2019 THE SOCIAL ISSUE & THE MAN IN BLOOM A young, trendy, leading independent is the underpinning of the ROX brand and that's exactly what SS19 brought. The pages saw fresh styling, trend driven articles and collaborations with the UK's leading social influencers in all fields – it matched the ROX brand with the ROX magazine.

2019 AW 2018 ETERNAL DECADENCE & THE MAXIMALIST MAN More, more, more. The theme was clear and Diamonds & Thrills was defined within these pages. An issue filled with grandeur glamour and undeniable class.

SS 2017 CANDY GIRL & BRITISH STREET COUNCIL The Summer of 2017 saw the rise of the bad boy and the emergence of the ever so innocent Candy Girl. With these issues came the message that ROX is here to step aside from the decades old loved up couple jewellery brands have endorsed for time. ROX leads the way.

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WISH LIST

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If you ever needed proof that three is the magic number, look no further. This ROX Adore brilliant cut trilogy engagement ring is a shining example that the best things in life come in threes. Delicately handmade by master craftsmen this unique platinum design not only features three show-stopping diamonds but also boasts a hidden arch of diamonds for added sparkle. 70329 | £11,995

What do you get when you combine timeless craftsmanship and unbelievable design? This Audemars Piguet Royal Oak diamond watch, that’s what. Beautifully crafted in 18ct pink gold, this 37mm model is more than just a timepiece, it’s a watch guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. Bring a hint of sparkle to the dark winter nights with a little help from 40 brilliant cut diamonds adorning the bezel of this iconic luxury watch. 68295 | £47,500

Style comes full circle with this ROX diamond necklace. Set with 26 glistening brilliant cut diamonds this charming necklace promises to be your go-to accessory this party season. 68620 | £1,895

Capture the simplicity of eternal style with these ROX Cosmic diamond drop earrings. Featuring 94 brilliant cut diamonds, the white gold earrings promise to enchant. 71782 | £3,495

As wonders of nature diamonds have the remarkable ability to leave an undeniable mark on some of the most special moments in life. The breathtaking beauty of this ROX diamond bangle promises to do exactly that as it brings unforgettable sparkle to your life this season. 71322 | £2,495 A celebration of style and grace this ROX dress ring is a jewellery box staple for the ROX Woman. An incredible 200 ice white brilliant cut diamonds bring unbelievable sparkle to this striking design. 71308 | £4,495

Leather trousers are a key trend this AW19 so make sure you find the perfect pair. Isabel Marant has nailed the look with her Cadix lace up trousers which exude a rebellious tone. Wear with a crisp white t-shirt and biker boots.

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Although grunge was a major theme this AW19, Christopher Cane introduces an element of sensuality to the trend with these latex-strap leather mules. Featuring detachable oversized straps, you ultimately get two shoes for one – who can argue with that?


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#ROXWishList Harness your inner ice queen this season with a little help from this Chopard Ice Cube bracelet. Inspired by the shape and frosty sharpness of an ice cube, this beautiful bracelet is set with 10 shimmering brilliant cut diamonds and crafted in 18ct rose gold. An AW19 must have. 73018 | £1,700

If anyone can do grunge and make it chic it’s Chanel. The iconic brand, steeped in history, never fails to keep up with the ever-changing trends of the 21st century, this time with a waist bag otherwise known as – dare we say it – bum bag. Drowning in Chanel-esque chains and pearls, we’re on board!

Joining the Gucci Gang has never been more en vogue and these diamond hoop earrings are the best initiation. Crafted in white gold they promise to take your look to the next level this season. 73207 | £2,130

Some things just never go out of style and this Tudor 1926 bracelet watch is at the top of that list. Always on trend and on time this 28mm bi-metal beauty is a staple of any luxury watch collection. Fitted with the self-winding mechanical movement with Tudor calibre 2671 this is a watch designed to stand the test of time. 72307 | £2,370

For more than 25 years the Chopard Happy Sport has captured the hearts of watch lovers around the word. The dancing diamonds on the dial of each expertly crafted timepiece revolutionised the world of haute horlogerie and continue to inspire today. Fall for the charm of this stunning oval ladies stainless steel model featuring seven playful diamonds. 72997 | £12,200

The Beatles sang it best: “All you need is love” and we promise you’re going to fall harder than you ever have before for this glistening ROX engagement ring. Exclusive to the award-winning jeweller, this brilliant cut design from the Love collection encapsulates the beauty and all that the emphatic feeling stands for. 73516 | £12,750

Remember when you were younger and you’d pull petals from a daisy asking if your crush loved you or loved you not? You’re not going to do that to these ROX diamond petal earrings, but we guarantee their eternal beauty is going to have you fall head over heels with them forever. True love never dies. 72411 | £1,795 Throw caution to the wind this winter and steer away from the typical AW palette with this burst of aqua. Prada coined the padded headband look and we are invested. This silk satin headband will finish off any AW19 look in true Prada fashion.

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Simplicity is the key to all elegance and these ROX diamond earrings capture just that. From the boardroom to the bar, these earrings never fail to inspire always taking your look to the next level. 71731 | £995

More is always more in AW19 so this The Attico top (yes, top) is fulfilling all of our feathers and frills needs. The lustrous cobalt blue ostrich feather injects a taste of the 80’s to our wardrobe. Styled with a midi skirt or cigarette pant and strappy sandals will give you a confident party edit.

If you’re searching for a classic watch that ticks all the right boxes, look no further than the TAG Heuer Carrera ladies steel watch. This 36mm cuts a charming figure on the wrist while the mother of pearl dial brings a touch of glamour to the sleek design. 72336 | £1,600

Hublot is renowned for creating some of the world’s most breathtaking watches. However, glistening diamonds bring a touch of added luxe to this incredible 38mm Hublot Big Bang. The stainless steel bezel is set with 126 brilliant cut diamonds which contrast beautifully against the matt black dial and rubber strap. 55616 | £8,600

Falling in love with the allure of diamond jewellery has never been easier than with this ROX heart pendant. Featuring 24 delicate brilliant cut diamonds this charming necklace is a jewellery box staple for the ROX Woman with a passion for classic pieces. 72012 | £1,495

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Dare to dazzle this season with this ROX Cosmic diamond ring. Set with 50 brilliant cut diamonds swirling around a single 0.42ct brilliant diamond, this ethereal diamond ring exudes modern glamour. 72538 | £4,695

Beauty doesn’t ask for attention but this ROX diamond solitaire bracelet commands it. Featuring one shimmering solitaire diamond the essence of eternal glamour is captured in this simplistic design. 71069 | £895

Don’t be a regular mom, be a cool mom with this Balenciaga logo print ribbed cardigan. The cropped silhouette and repeat pattern print means you can bring the heat this AW19 in true Balenciaga style. Pair with some biker style boots and leather trousers to keep the look young and cool.


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Style is a way of saying who you are without having to speak and there’s no better way to show off your personality than with these ROX diamond hoop earrings. Featuring 28 baguette and 40 brilliant cut diamonds they are the epitome of modern sophistication. 71318 | £4,695

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Celebrating love and devotion in all their glory this ROX Adore engagement ring has its own unique tale to tell. Handcrafted in by artisan designers in London, this platinum beauty leaves a twinkle in the eye and on the finger. A celebration of 21st century glamour. 71879 | £6,495 Suave design meets sophistication in this Gucci G-Timeless watch. Crafted in stainless steel the 38mm Swiss timepiece masters the art of capturing Gucci’s forward-thinking style without commanding too much attention. It’s the ultimate all-rounder. 73054 | £1,400

Strutting down the AW19 catwalk at Gabriela Hearst came these highshine, slouchy boots. Made with a stacked brown wooden heel and sole they put a bit of character on a predictable AW19 trend. Pair with a structured overcoat and all black ensemble for a refined look.

For the ROX Woman proud to pledge her allegiance to the double G this Gucci bangle is a must have. Set with brilliant cut diamonds this white gold design can be worn to all occasions . 73329 | £4,420 Capture the essence of Diamonds & Thrills with this incredible ROX diamond cocktail ring. This unique diamond ring features a shimmering array of marquise and brilliant cut diamonds, creating a sparkle that deserves to be appreciated at every opportunity. 71222 | £3,995

Make AW19 the season you embrace natural style with this ROX Cane necklace. Striking the perfect balance between grace and contemporary charm, this design exudes style and power. 73485 | £75

Making a statement has never looked so chic than with these ROX diamond drop earrings. Finding the sweet spot between elegant and contemporary they promise to leave an enchanting impression. 71315 | £2,995

Would it be the festive season if there wasn’t a hint of sequin? We think not. Paco Robanne revives the sixties special with this aptly named 1969 bag. This bag will steal the show so pair it with an understated look for a chic winter look.

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STEP IN

STYLE Bring the heat this AW19 as we shine a light on our favourite trends from this season's catwalk. From biker chic to feathers and frills there's no better time than now to get your glad rags on and party under the stars in true ROX Star fashion.

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OFF-WHITE

SATURATION Talk about breaking the mould, this AW19 the catwalks are flooded with popping colour palettes. The trend is clear, go head to toe in unapologetically bright looks or go home. Jacquemes, Fendi, Balmain and OffWhite all coined the look in this season's RTW shows with blindingly bold colours, the more saturated the better!

Chopard Hearts Bangle 0.05cts 67813 | £2,230

Chopard Hearts Earrings 0.10cts 67814 | £2,510

CHANEL

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Watch 62987 | £36,900

AMINA MUADDI

ROX Diamond Ring 2.22/0.55ct 71689 | £3,495

Chopard Diamond Pendant 0.05cts 67816 | £1,950

ROX Diamond Halo Ring 1.82cts 71743 | £4,995

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Tudor Black Bay Watch 72979 | £2,900

ROX Diamond Dress Ring 1.31cts 71304 | £2,695

ROX Adore Diamond Ring 1.05cts 62182 | £10,950

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GUCCI

GIVENCHY

Inject an essence of strength to your silhouette with this AW19 exaggerated shoulder trend. Designers including Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Gucci are all embracing the masculine trend of power shoulders to bring an unconventional but ever so chic female shape.

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MASCULINITY

ROX Cosmic Diamond Necklace 0.23cts 71037 | £1,495

ROX Cosmic Diamond Ring 1.09cts ROX Cosmic Diamond Earrings 0.59cts 71791 | £4,850 71783 | £2,495


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SAINT LAURENT

VALENTINO

TIGHT MOVE Versace models stepped out onto the AW19 runway in barely there dresses paired with tights. Yes, you heard us right, tights. The fashion gods have listened, and we will be keeping warm this season in style thanks to Balmain, Moschino and Louis Vuitton. An undeniable classic gone chic, embellished tights are a must this winter.

JIMMY CHOO

ROX Diamond Love Necklace 73166 | £1,195

Infinity Pendant 0.40cts 71905 | £1,495

ROX Diamond Dress Ring 0.54cts 69171 | £1,295

Gucci Diamond Set Bracelet Watch 65347 | £820

ALEXANDER WANG

ROX Diamond Ring 1.49cts 71274 | £9,995

ROX Diamond Earrings 0.57cts 69175 | £1,695

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ERMANNO SCERVINO

TOM FORD

If there’s one lesson to take from the AW19 catwalk, it’s to put the typically pretty female ensembles to bed and let your inner biker chick out. Leather trousers are back and they come in all shapes and sizes from high wasted to high shine look to Isabel Marant, Hermès and Roberto Cavalli for inspiration.

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ROX Diamond Dress Ring 0.39cts 70944 | £1,295

Chopard Diamond Ring 73016 | £2,590

Chopard Diamond Earrings 69386 | £1,390

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BURBERRY

Chopard Diamond Necklace 69388 | £1,830

Hublot Classic Diamond Watch 65293 | £7,900

ROX Adore Diamond Ring 1.59cts 70066 | £11,500

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Roses are red, violets are blue, AW19 catwalk we hear you and the message is crystal clear, romance is very much in the air. The most obvious manifestation of this romantic vibe? Roses, which turned up at Prada, Giorgio Armani and Erdem. This trend is one that promises to leave an impression this season.

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ROMANCE

ROX Diamond Necklace 0.12cts 72008 | £795

ZIMMERMANN

ROX Diamond Earrings 0.24cts 72009 | £795

ROX Honour Diamond Ring 0.74cts 61807 | £5,495

TAG Heuer Carrera Watch 69954 | £1,750

ROX Diamond Dress Ring 0.24cts 69161 | £795

ROX Diamond Bangle 0.36cts 69167 | £1,495

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How can you take the saturation trend and make it better? Add volume. Models paraded down the runways of Roksanda, Molly Goddard and Alexander McQueen in gorgeously decadent ball gowns. Release your inner diva and let drama lead the way in an outrageously flossy gown.

ROCHAS

MARC JACOBS

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

FLOSSY

ROX Diamond Necklace 0.49cts 72534 | £3,495

ROX Diamond Earrings 0.88cts 72533 | £4,995

ROX Cosmic Diamond Ring 0.85cts 72537 | £5,295

GUCCI

ROX Diamond Ring 1.40cts 69039 | £11,995

MOLLY GODDARD

Chopard Hearts Bangle 0.45cts 70613 | £4,610

Chopard Happy Sport Watch 72998 | £5,320

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MARY KATRANTZOU

Our love affair with feathers is never ending, which makes this trend no surprise. However, in line with the overall trend of AW19 more is more, feathers are frothing at wrists and necks and spilling out of shoulders. Enough is definitely not enough, feathers are big news this season.

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FEATHERS & FRILLS

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Watch 63270 | £20,000

ROX Diamond Halo Ring 1.47cts 69033 | £9,995

ROSANTICA

ROX Diamond Dress Ring 0.74cts 71310 | £1,495

GIANVITO ROSSI

ROX Diamond Earrings 0.48cts 73552 | £1,295

ROX Diamond Dress Ring 0.64cts 70945 | £1,495

ROX Diamond Necklace 0.53cts 70947 | £1,495

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ROX Diamond Strand Earrings 4.58cts £7,995 (74141), ROX Diamond Collar 45cts £85,000 (68742), ROX Diamond Dress Twist Ring 2.81cts £4,695 (74132), ROX Micro Claw Diamond Full Eternity Ring 3.00cts £10,495 (71388), ROX Diamond Double Halo Ring 1.43cts £9,995 (71272), The Attico dress from Matches Fashion, Zara heels and ASOS tights.


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ROX STAR This issue is a celebration of not only a decade's worth of Diamonds & Thrills but of rock and roll. Are you ready for a nostalgic trip down memory lane?

Art direction/production/styling: Taylor Brown Photography: Ian Lim

Model: Camilla Christensen

Hair stylist: Florence Neilson

Make-up: Rae Mathieson @Colours Agency

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ROX Diamond Strand Earrings 4.58cts £7,995 (74141), ROX Diamond Collar 45cts £85,000 (68742), ROX Diamond Dress Twist Ring 2.81cts £4,695 (74132), ROX Micro Claw Diamond Full Eternity Ring 3.00cts £10,495 (71388), ROX Diamond Double Halo Ring 1.43cts £9,995 (71272), The Attico dress from Matches Fashion, Zara heels and ASOS tights.


ROX Diamond Strand Earrings 4.58cts £7,995 (74141), ROX Diamond Collar 45cts £85,000 (68742), ROX Diamond Dress Twist Ring 2.81cts £4,695 (74132), ROX Micro Claw Diamond Full Eternity Ring 3.00cts £10,495 (71388), ROX Diamond Double Halo Ring 1.43cts £9,995 (71272), The Attico dress from Matches Fashion, Zara heels and ASOS tights.


DIAMOND DROP EARRINGS 0.39CTS £1,095 (69158), DIAMOND DROP NECKLACE 0.25CTS £895 (69159), DIAMOND HALO NECKLACE 0.45CTS £1,695 (71004), DIAMOND DOUBLE HALO RING 1.55CTS £10,995 (71271), DIAMOND ETERNITY RING 0.33CT £1,495 (71391), BRUNELLO CUCINELLI SKIRT & BLAZE MILANO BLAZER FROM NET-A-PORTER. GIVENCHY BOOTS FROM MATCHES FASHION


ROX Diamond Collar 14.76cts £28,000 (71147), ROX Diamond Bracelet 10.76cts £21,000 (74129), ROX Baguette & Brilliant Diamond Ring 5.00cts £10,500 (71092), ROX Diamond Hoop Earrings 2.78cts £4,695 (71318), ROX Platinum Emerald Diamond Full Eternity Ring 4.30cts £19,950 (71407), ROX Adore Crisscut Trilogy Diamond Ring 2.16cts £19,950 (70176) , All Saints jacket, Zara leather trousers and heels.


ROX Diamond Collar 14.76cts £28,000 (71147), ROX Diamond Bracelet 10.76cts £21,000 (74129), ROX Baguette & Brilliant Diamond Ring 5.00cts £10,500 (71092), ROX Diamond Hoop Earrings 2.78cts £4,695 (71318), ROX Platinum Emerald Diamond Full Eternity Ring 4.30cts £19,950 (71407), ROX Adore Crisscut Trilogy Diamond Ring 2.16cts £19,950 (70176) , All Saints jacket, Zara leather trousers and heels.


DIAMOND DROP EARRINGS 1.66CTS £2,695 (71125), LONG DIAMOND NECKLACE £23,500 (71760), DIAMOND COLLAR 8.61CTS £12,200 (71640), DIAMOND TENNIS BRACELET 2.02CTS £3,995 (59977), HONOUR DIAMOND RING 4.04CTS £39,000 (70781), DIAMOND ETERNITY RING 3.00CTS £8,995 (71388), DIAMOND DRESS RING 2.20CTS £5,995 (71305), TOM FORD SHIRT FROM CRUISE. PETER DO SKIRT, GIVENCHY BOOTS & ALAIA BELT FROM NET-A-PORTER


ROX Diamond Collar 14.76cts £28,000 (71147), ROX Diamond Bracelet 10.76cts £21,000 (74129), ROX Baguette & Brilliant Diamond Ring 5.00cts £10,500 (71092), ROX Diamond Hoop Earrings 2.78cts £4,695 (71318), ROX Platinum Emerald Diamond Full Eternity Ring 4.30cts £19,950 (71407), ROX Adore Crisscut Trilogy Diamond Ring 2.16cts £19,950 (70176) , All Saints jacket, Zara leather trousers and heels.


ROX Cosmic BOHO EARRINGS Diamond Collar £95 (67141), DIAMOND 1.70cts £10,995 HEART (71794), NECKLACE ROX 0.10CTSDiamond Cosmic £595 (70953), DropROX Earrings CELESTIAL 0.90cts £3,595 STAR (71784), ANDROX DROP Cosmic PENDANTbracelet Diamond £75 (71504), 1.29cts ROX £5,150 BOHO DISC PENDANT (71786), ROX Cosmic £75 (67135), Diamond ROX TIKI Dress Starburst DOUBLE RingLEAF 1.40cts CUFF £5,295 £250 (65645), (74149), ROX Cosmic ROX TRIBAL Diamond HORN Ring BRACELET 1.06cts £4,850 £125 (71791), (71090), Alexandre ROX SYNCHRO Vauthier dress BANGLE from Flannels £250 (66835), and ROX heels. Zara BOHO SILVER DISC RING £50 (67173), ROX CELESTIAL STAR RING £40 (71520), ROX CLASSIC LOVE RING £35 (68899), ROX TIKI WRAP RING £60 (65638), ORSEUND IRIS DRESS FROM NET-A-PORTER. FENDI BOOTS & ELIURPI HAT FROM MATCHES FASHION


ROX Cosmic Diamond Collar 1.70cts £10,995 (71794), ROX Cosmic Diamond Drop Earrings 0.90cts £3,595 (71784), ROX Cosmic Diamond bracelet 1.29cts £5,150 (71786), ROX Cosmic Diamond Starburst Dress Ring 1.40cts £5,295 (74149), ROX Cosmic Diamond Ring 1.06cts £4,850 (71791), Alexandre Vauthier dress from Flannels and Zara heels.


ROX Diamond Drop Earrings 1.80cts £4,395 (74127), ROX Diamond Drop Collar 6.63cts £9,500 (74135), ROX Diamond Tennis Bracelet 1.00cts £1,995 (67062), ROX Diamond Tennis Bracelet 2.00cts £2,995 (67061), ROX Diamond Tennis Bracelet 3.00cts £3,995 (67060), ROX Diamond Tennis Bracelet 4.04cts £5,495 (69143), ROX Diamond Multi Star Ring 1.10cts £2,695 (74125), ROX Diamond Double Star Ring 0.81cts £1,895 (74124), ROX Honour Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring 2.02cts £21,000 (69127), Dolce & Gabbana bustier and Raey wool coat from Matches Fashion, Zara leather trousers and heels.


ROX Diamond Drop Earrings 1.80cts £4,395 (74127), ROX Diamond Drop Collar 6.63cts £9,500 (74135), ROX Diamond Tennis Bracelet 1.00cts £1,995 (67062), ROX Diamond Tennis Bracelet 2.00cts £2,995 (67061), ROX Diamond Tennis Bracelet 3.00cts £3,995 (67060), ROX Diamond Tennis Bracelet 4.04cts £5,495 (69143), ROX Diamond Multi Star Ring 1.10cts £2,695 (74125), ROX Diamond Double Star Ring 0.81cts £1,895 (74124), ROX Honour Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring 2.02cts £21,000 (69127), Dolce & Gabbana bustier and Raey wool coat from Matches Fashion, Zara leather trousers and heels.


ROX Diamond Drop Earrings 1.80cts £4,395 (74127), ROX Diamond Drop Collar 6.63cts £9,500 (74135), ROX Diamond Tennis Bracelet 1.00cts £1,995 (67062), ROX Diamond Tennis Bracelet 2.00cts £2,995 (67061), ROX Diamond Tennis Bracelet 3.00cts £3,995 (67060), ROX Diamond Tennis Bracelet 4.04cts £5,495 (69143), ROX Diamond Multi Star Ring 1.10cts £2,695 (74125), ROX Diamond Double Star Ring 0.81cts £1,895 (74124), ROX Honour Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring 2.02cts £21,000 (69127), Dolce & Gabbana bustier and Raey wool coat from Matches Fashion, Zara leather trousers and heels.


ROX Diamond Circle Earrings 3.10cts £4,995 (74139), ROX Diamond Pear Drop Dress Ring 1.75cts £4,995 (71779), ROX Diamond Double Halo Ring 1.50cts £9,995 (71273), ROX Micro Claw Diamond Full Eternity Ring 2.00cts £6,895 (71386), ROX Marquise Cut Diamond Halo Ring 0.87cts £4,295 (61927), ROX Circle Diamond Necklace 1.18cts £2,695 (72001), ROX Diamond Collar 5.93ct £14,995 (74121), ROX Dimaond Rubover Bracelet 7.00cts £15,000 (70593), Celine jacket, t-shirt and skirt from Flannels. Zara mule heels.


ROX Diamond Circle Earrings 3.10cts £4,995 (74139), ROX Diamond Pear Drop Dress Ring 1.75cts £4,995 (71779), ROX Diamond Double Halo Ring 1.50cts £9,995 (71273), ROX Micro Claw Diamond Full Eternity Ring 2.00cts £6,895 (71386), ROX Marquise Cut Diamond Halo Ring 0.87cts £4,295 (61927), ROX Circle Diamond Necklace 1.18cts £2,695 (72001), ROX Diamond Collar 5.93ct £14,995 (74121), ROX Dimaond Rubover Bracelet 7.00cts £15,000 (70593), Celine jacket, t-shirt and skirt from Flannels. Zara mule heels.


ROX Diamond Circle Earrings 3.10cts £4,995 (74139), ROX Diamond Pear Drop Dress Ring 1.75cts £4,995 (71779), ROX Diamond Double Halo Ring 1.50cts £9,995 (71273), ROX Micro Claw Diamond Full Eternity Ring 2.00cts £6,895 (71386), ROX Marquise Cut Diamond Halo Ring 0.87cts £4,295 (61927), ROX Circle Diamond Necklace 1.18cts £2,695 (72001), ROX Diamond Collar 5.93ct £14,995 (74121), ROX Dimaond Rubover Bracelet 7.00cts £15,000 (70593), Celine jacket, t-shirt and skirt from Flannels. Zara mule heels.


HONOUR DIAMOND EARRINGS 3.00CTS £21,995 (71524), DIAMOND CIRCLE NECKLACE 1.15CTS £2,995 (70381), DIAMOND TENNIS BRACELET 8.07CTS £17,500 (72695), DIAMOND DRESS RING 2.80CTS £5,495 (71299), MASTERPIECE DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING £POA, MASTERPIECE DIAMOND WEDDING RING £POA, BALMAIN BLAZER FROM CRUISE. BALENCIAGA SKIRT AND SAINT LAURENT HEELS FROM NET-A-PORTER

ROX Diamond Circle Earrings 3.10cts £4,995 (74139), ROX Diamond Pear Drop Dress Ring 1.75cts £4,995 (71779), ROX Diamond Double Halo Ring 1.50cts £9,995 (71273), ROX Micro Claw Diamond Full Eternity Ring 2.00cts £6,895 (71386), ROX Marquise Cut Diamond Halo Ring 0.87cts £4,295 (61927), ROX Circle Diamond Necklace 1.18cts £2,695 (72001), ROX Diamond Collar 5.93ct £14,995 (74121), ROX Dimaond Rubover Bracelet 7.00cts £15,000 (70593), Celine jacket, t-shirt and skirt from Flannels. Zara mule heels.


ROX Diamond Hoop Earrings 4.63cts £9,995 (74128), ROX Diamond Collar 4.27ct £8,995 (74122),ROX Diamond Bangle 2.09cts £3,995 (71325), ROX Diamond Bangle 1.00cts £2,495 (71322), ROX Diamond Dress Ring 2.73tcs £4,495 (71308), ROX Diamond Dress Ring 2.80cts £5,495 (71299), ROX Adore Brilliant Cut Trilogy Diamond Ring 3.10cts £19,500 (70331), ROX Claw Diamond Eternity Ring 1.50ct £8,195 (71395), Saint Laurent suit and t-shirt from Flannels. Ruslan Baginskiy hat from Matches Fashion and Zara heels.


ROX Diamond Hoop Earrings 4.63cts £9,995 (74128), ROX Diamond Collar 4.27ct £8,995 (74122),ROX Diamond Bangle 2.09cts £3,995 (71325), ROX Diamond Bangle 1.00cts £2,495 (71322), ROX Diamond Dress Ring 2.73tcs £4,495 (71308), ROX Diamond Dress Ring 2.80cts £5,495 (71299), ROX Adore Brilliant Cut Trilogy Diamond Ring 3.10cts £19,500 (70331), ROX Claw Diamond Eternity Ring 1.50ct £8,195 (71395), Saint Laurent suit and t-shirt from Flannels. Ruslan Baginskiy hat from Matches Fashion and Zara heels.


ROX Diamond Hoop Earrings 4.63cts £9,995 (74128), ROX Diamond Collar 4.27ct £8,995 (74122),ROX Diamond Bangle 2.09cts £3,995 (71325), ROX Diamond Bangle 1.00cts £2,495 (71322), ROX Diamond Dress Ring 2.73tcs £4,495 (71308), ROX Diamond Dress Ring 2.80cts £5,495 (71299), ROX Adore Brilliant Cut Trilogy Diamond Ring 3.10cts £19,500 (70331), ROX Claw Diamond Eternity Ring 1.50ct £8,195 (71395), Saint Laurent suit and t-shirt from Flannels. Ruslan Baginskiy hat from Matches Fashion and Zara heels.


ROX Diamond Hoop Earrings 4.63cts £9,995 (74128), ROX Diamond Collar 4.27ct £8,995 (74122),ROX Diamond Bangle 2.09cts £3,995 (71325), ROX Diamond Bangle 1.00cts £2,495 (71322), ROX Diamond Dress Ring 2.73tcs £4,495 (71308), ROX Diamond Dress Ring 2.80cts £5,495 (71299), ROX Adore Brilliant Cut Trilogy Diamond Ring 3.10cts £19,500 (70331), ROX Claw Diamond Eternity Ring 1.50ct £8,195 (71395), Saint Laurent suit and t-shirt from Flannels. Ruslan Baginskiy hat from Matches Fashion and Zara heels.


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At first glance, Serena Williams and Audemars Piguet don’t seem to be natural bed fellows, but it’s actually a relationship that makes more sense than you think. Words by Laura McCreddie-Doak.

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he moves around an empty space, firing shots back to an invisible opponent, all power, muscle and focus. The words she is speaking are those of Rudyard Kipling taken from his poem “If”, a stanza of which is inscribed above the entrance to Wimbledon’s hallowed Centre Court. If it wasn’t powerful enough seeing a woman of colour transform the words of a white racist just by speaking them, it is the gender switch of the final line to “you will be a woman, sister” that sends shivers. It is such an inspired piece of film-making that you barely notice the watch on her wrist until Audemars Piguet’s oft-quoted slogan “To break the rules, first you have to master them” appears on screen. Serena Williams has been a force of nature since she came to everyone’s attention by beating her sister Venus in the 2002 Wimbledon final. This wasn’t just the fluke win of some ingenue – Serena had been playing tennis since she was four, gradually working her way up through the satellites using a 1995 wild-card entry to circumnavigate

age-eligibility rules taking part in the Bell Challenge in Quebec when she was just 14. “I started tennis super early, when I was three or four,” she says. “The training part I really excelled at because I felt like I wanted to be better and I know it takes repetition but I kind of enjoyed repeating and repeating and repeating.” That repetition has certainly paid dividends. Since her first professional singles title in 1999, when she beat French tennis star Amélie Mauresmo to win the now-defunct Open Gaz de France, she has racked up 39 major titles including 14 in women’s doubles and 23 Grand Slams, giving her the record for the most Grand Slam tournament wins in the Open Era. A term that refers to the current era of professional tennis that begun in 1968 when amateurs were allowed to compete alongside professionals, ending a divide that had existed since the origins of the sport back in the 19th century. Serena has earnt $29m in prize money to date and in 2019 was ranked 63rd in Forbes’s World’s Highest-Paid Athletes List; more importantly she

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was the only woman out of 100 men. “I wanted to win multiple grand slams and to prove to myself that I could reach higher goals,” she explains. “I always like to look back and see ‘Ok. I served good, I moved well. But how do I improve? If I did good, how do I do better?’” It is this constant challenging and questioning that makes Serena the ideal ambassador for Audemars Piguet. That, and her willingness to break an (unwritten) rule by actually wearing

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challenging the idea that dress watches are just for cocktail by sporting the rather formal-looking rose-gold Millenary complete with diamonds on the lugs and bezel and very unsporty alligator leather strap. However, the best Serena/Audemars Piguet moment, and the one that illustrates why she is the perfect ambassador for this storied yet still rebellious brand, has to be 2017’s Met Gala, which celebrated the work of legendary Comme

“I WANTED TO WIN MULTIPLE GRAND SLAMS AND TO PROVE TO MYSELF THAT I COULD REACH HIGHER GOALS,” SHE EXPLAINS. “I ALWAYS LIKE TO LOOK BACK AND SEE ‘OK. I SERVED GOOD, I MOVED WELL. BUT HOW DO I IMPROVE? IF I DID GOOD, HOW DO I DO BETTER?’” a watch while playing; something few men do unless the watches are superlight, like Rafa Nadal’s trusty Richard Mille. Her watch choices on court are as bold as her outfits. For Wimbledon 2016, she wore an all-white (natch, you don’t want to break those sorts of rules) Royal Oak Offshore in quartz with a diamond bezel. Being able to accurately fire off a 128mph serve wearing some serious horological hardware wasn’t the most remarkable thing. Eagle-eyed watch lovers over at online magazine Deployant noticed the crown was at nine o’clock; a modification Serena had requested especially. The 2017 Australian Open saw her

des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo. Serena accessorised her sumptuous emerald green Versace gown with an Audemars Piguet secret watch. But not just any secret watch – she was sporting the spiked sensation that is the Diamond Outrage. 48 spikes covered in 9,923 brilliantcut diamonds and 354 baguette-cut diamond totalling just over 66cts. It was bold, beautiful and powerful. Just like the woman herself.

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Happy Spirit pendant in 18-carat rose gold fully set with diamonds (17.8cts).

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Chopard has long been associated with cinema but it was a personal friendship that sparked its latest on-screen presence. Words by Laura McCreddie-Doak.

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t was never going to be a restrained piece of cinema verité but Dexter Fletcher’s latest fantasy-musical-cum-biopic based on the life of Elton John, Rocketman, was flamboyant even by the standards of the man himself. From orange devil’s outfit complete with resplendent red wings and Dodgers’ kit entirely covered in Swarovski crystals to levitation, floating in water and full street-based dance

time he was allowed to let his imagination run riot – seeking inspiration from the outlandish Alice in Wonderland-esque images created by fashion photographer Tim Walker and the staged hyper-surreal visions of David LaChapelle. He also got to rummage in Elton’s closet as well. “I've never seen so many Versace dressing gowns,’ he said in an interview with Culture Whisper, “That was interesting, because obviously the film isn’t only about stage dressing, but also

DEXTER FLETCHER’S LATEST FANTASY-MUSICALCUM-BIOPIC BASED ON THE LIFE OF ELTON JOHN, ROCKETMAN, WAS FLAMBOYANT EVEN BY THE STANDARDS OF THE MAN HIMSELF numbers, it shows Elton’s life in all its glitz, glamour and pain. Key to turning the film’s star Taron Egerton into one of the most ostentatious men in pop were the costumes, which were all down to one man. Julian Day. If you don’t know his name you will definitely know who he has dressed. He is the man who put Alan Partridge in a suede bomber for his big-screen turn in Alpha Papa; he got Chris Hemsworth looking 1970s-tastic for Formula One fun in Rush and he transformed Rami Malik into Freddie Mercury for this year’s other breakout musician biopic. As opposed to making carbon copies of stage outfits as Day did for Bohemian Rhapsody, this

about his personal life. Just seeing those good few rails of them inspired me - and the dressing gown look ended up recurring throughout the film.” There was also around 40 different pairs of sunglasses and crystals, literally tens of thousands of Swarovski crystals. “There would be sack-loads of them arriving every morning,’ Day explained to Culture Whisper. ‘I think the crystals added another dimension to the film. If I could find a place to put a crystal, I would put it there and I would still be putting crystals on things now if I could.” However, it wasn’t just crystal that were there to make Egerton sparkle. Day also decided to work with Chopard on the jewellery; something that

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was aided by artistic director and co-president we know and love. So, I feel he was pleased with Caroline Scheufele’s personal relationship with the pieces that had been chosen by costume Elton himself. designer Julian Day. We caught up with Caroline to discover more about the dazzling silver screen collaboration. ROX: Were all the pieces in the current collection or did you have to design any for the film? ROX: You are a personal friend of Elton did you talk to him before choosing the pieces Caroline Scheufele: The pieces very or did you just think “what would Elton have carefully chosen were from different current liked”? collections. Some were totally unique, so it was truly special, for example, to see the Happy Spirit Caroline Scheufele: Yes, Elton has become pendant being used on the official poster. It a very dear friend of mine over the years, so much brought warmth to my heart every time I would so that we collaborated and released a watch pass by that image. collection in his honour a few years ago. He has The watch Taron Egerton offers to his dad become an inspiration behind several designs in one scene is from the Imperiale collection, throughout the years. I think the Chopard pieces as well as the watch he wears in the final scene: that were chosen for Rocketman represented “I’m still standing”. This is one of the most iconic perfectly the style and personality of the ‘Elton’ watch collections at Chopard. Also, through the

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movie, Taron wears many rings from the current ROX: Was there a piece that you wanted to Happy Hearts collection. They are new pieces but feature that didn’t make the cut? worked perfectly with Elton’s flamboyant style in the 1970s. Caroline Scheufele:: I would say, that during the filming, I was hoping the Happy ROX: The outfits in the film almost serve as Spirit pendant would be visible as, in my mind, a mirror to Elton’s state of mind - did you want it was such a key piece of jewellery for Elton’s the jewellery to also become more flamboyant as character. In real life, Elton John wore a very the film progressed or did you have a different similar Happy Spirit pendant, so I was thinking decision making process? it was just perfect. When I saw the costume the pendant would be worn with, I was worried it may Caroline Scheufele: Of course, we wanted not be visible enough. All my fears disappeared the jewellery to be as flamboyant as possible, as when I saw the poster: it was the major piece on Elton’s life journey progressed. That’s why, at it, we couldn’t have hoped for a better one! the beginning of his musical career, he was seen wearing plainer clothing with not much jewellery and, as the movie unfolded, we kept adding pieces. Jewellery was a way for Taron to immerse Chopard is available online or at himself in the role of the Elton we think of today. ROX Argyll Arcade

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Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele has garnered a reputation for creating clothing, jewellery and watches that are unlike anything else. Laura McCreddie-Doak looks at this mercurial magpie’s history and influence.

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eads as handbags, advertising campaigns featuring Greek gods alongside punks or Hollywood icon Tippi Hendren as a glamorously unsettling fortune teller, watches based on the front section of a skateboard – this is the weird and wonderful world that Alessandro Michele has created at Gucci. In keeping with the creative director’s magpie instincts, it is one that spans centuries, cultures and disciplines taking in everything from the Byzantine-style mosaics and frescoes of Rome’s Basilica di San Clemente and the flamboyant costumes of Bob Mackie who famously made Elton John’s outlandish stage outfits to Mickey Mouse, the graffiti of now-collaborator Gucci Ghost and the works of French literary theorist and noted semiotician Roland Barthes. Speaking to Another magazine back in 2018, he tried to explain how he managed to curate this strange Paradise. “My Gucci universe is inclusive. It fragments to recreate in a contemporary way. It tries to achieve chemical effects through the use of

different agents. It is a possible universe that sometimes uses an impossible language. I like being in this universe because it gives me more possibilities.” Michele, a man from Rome whose father was a technician for Alitalia and whose mother assisted a film executive, started to give free reign to these possibilities back in 2015 when the-then creative director Frida Giannini, with whom Michele worked at Fendi and under whom he was head of accessories, left abruptly. Her unscheduled departure left the newly-promoted Michele and the design team just five days to present a brand-new men’s collection. Described in Vogue’s Runway by Tim Blanks as “looks that will undoubtedly enflame anyone who carries a torch for Gucci’s jet-set legacy”. Gone was the slick, preened wealth of the Giannini era, replaced instead with androgynous models in pussy-bow blouses, brocade coats and grandma knits that could quite easily have been stolen from their girlfriend’s wardrobe. Months later he repeated the magic with his womenswear collection. Every seat had on it

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a quote from the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben: "Those who are truly contemporary are those who neither perfectly coincide with their time nor adapt to its demands… Contemporariness, then, is that relationship with time that adheres to it through a disconnection." The new Gucci woman was, according to Nicole Phelps on Vogue Runway, an “ingenue with an eccentric side, one who looks as though she’s picked out her clothes at estate sales and vintage stores, and mixed them, magpie style with handfuls of heirloom 80

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rings, chunky rimmed glasses, the occasional pompom hat and fur-lined horsebit loafers. Given that the accessories were as much a part of the final look as the clothes – Michele himself is a lover of jewellery, he sports ornate rings on every finger and even turned Harry Styles into the Boy with the Pearl Earring for this year’s Met Gala – it was only going to be a matter of time before Michele turned his attention to Gucci’s jewellery and watches. What a difference a year made. Gone were the bamboo bezels, horsebit bracelets and bland, dainty watches. It its places was the gorgeously fantastical Le Marché des Merveilles collection. Loosely translated as “the Market of Wonders” this certainly was a magpie’s delight. Hearts, stars, bees and lions adorned bracelets, hung from pendants and replaced indices on watch dials. The pieces were romantic, fun and full of hidden symbols – the bee is considered by some cultures to be a sacred insect that bridged the natural world to the underworld, and which, in Rome is the symbol of the Barberini dynasty, who were powerful in the 17th century. Its accompanying woozily shot campaign of ethereally beautiful girls resembled a group of bohemian aristocrats staging an impromptu production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in costumes raided from Granny’s attic – it was most certainly a gang you wanted to join, even if the only way of doing that was buying a necklace. Michele even found the perfect poster girl for this new incarnation: Florence Welch, who, with her eccentric opulence and otherworldly stage presence, was the ideal muse. Gucci’s ready-to-wear has continued to be entwined with its watches and jewellery, with the brand being one of the few to actually preview these accessories on the catwalk. It is a move that has seen Nato-style straps embroidered with the slogan “L'Aveugle Par Amour” (or blind for love), which featured heavily in the SS17 ready-to-wear lines, decadently floral G-Timeless watches echoing the sumptuousness of its Fall line and this year, echoing Michele’s fascination


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with 1970s skateboard culture – the unisex Gucci Grip watch. Its unusual “weighing scale” case shape is inspired by the front section of a skateboard with strap options ranging from forest green to hot-pink snake skin. “My aesthetic philosophy is an uninterrupted flow,” Michele said to Vogue in 2018 about his approach to accessories. “This is no distinction between old and new things but there are only beautiful things.” The next beautiful thing on his list is his fine jewellery range, which has also warranted the opening of a standalone jewellery store on Paris’s famously luxe Place Vendôme. Unsurprisingly given, Michele tendency to err on the side of the dramatic, it is a sumptuous collection that combines the aesthetic of David Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust with 16th-century sensibilities. There are ornate and very Catholic crosses,

“MY GUCCI UNIVERSE IS INCLUSIVE. IT FRAGMENTS TO RECREATE IN A CONTEMPORARY WAY. IT TRIES TO ACHIEVE CHEMICAL EFFECTS THROUGH THE USE OF DIFFERENT AGENTS. IT IS A POSSIBLE UNIVERSE THAT SOMETIMES USES AN IMPOSSIBLE LANGUAGE. I LIKE BEING IN THIS UNIVERSE BECAUSE IT GIVES ME MORE POSSIBILITIES.”

cascading earrings that really could double as chandeliers and even brooches. It is made in Italy and uses sweet-shop bag of coloured stones, such as yellow and green tourmalines, violet sapphires, mandarin garnets and transfixingly mercurial opals. As is the way with everything Michele does, it is unusual – this is after all the man who made is partner a pearl-bedecked pendant comprising his own hair – seductive and desirable. And like everything he has created since taking the creative director’s seat, in a universe all of its own.

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COSMIC GIRL ROX looks to the stars for its latest fine diamond jewellery collection. Words by Laura McCreadie-Doak.

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e have always been fascinated by the stars. We see long-dead gods in them, wish on them and have used them to navigate, charting a course by their inconstant light. They have fascinated the likes of designers such as Dior’s Maria Grazie Chiuri who have mapped their constellations on couture gowns or were the first thing Coco Chanel looked to when, in 1932, she wanted to create her first collection of jewellery. And now ROX is taking its place in the firmament with its new Cosmic collection, inspired by the Aurora Borealis, far galaxies and also the astrological phenomena that career through our atmosphere. Their most ambitious collection to date, it comprises rings, bracelets and two incredible collars, which, alone, took 80 hours to make, all set with the most incredible G-colour diamonds.

Instead of the usual stars or moons, the inhouse design team at ROX has taken a different approach. The mesmeric swirl of far-flung galaxies are turned into rings and earrings, where stone-set tendrils swirl around a central diamond; shooting stars become dramatic spikes set together to create rings and earrings that are almost Art Deco in their aesthetic. It’s not just the designs that are ROX at its most ambitious, the way these pieces have been made are a showcase of superior craftsmanship. Rather than rely on usual settings, ROX has taken things further. The stones are set into a rub-over setting – an ingenious technique that involves placing the diamonds in a circle of metal, which is then folded around the stone catching the widest points of the stone and locking it in place. By removing the interference


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of the traditional claw, the exquisite diamonds appear larger and as if they, and the metal, are one. The other way the stones are secured is with a grain of metal that is tipped to form a bead. A fine thread of these beads sits either side of these stones, framing them. It is this soft, rolled edge, which is smooth to the touch, that gives the jewellery an extra level of refinement. Despite being decadent designs dripping in diamonds, the bold forms and juxtaposition between hypnotic swirls and dramatic lines makes this collection incredibly versatile. Precious stones are no longer reserved for afterdark, or for occasions that require a dress code; the modern woman wears hers with everything from a plain white t-shirt and denim cut-offs to cashmere jumpers and wide-legged wool trousers. This collection from ROX is the ideal “everyday diamond”, wear one piece for a subtle sparkle or layer on a few pieces and go all out on the drama. Whatever you decide to invest in, you’ll be certain that these are pieces that are distinct enough to make a statement but discrete enough to grow with you; to, like the stars in the night sky, be constant companions as you chart your own course through life. ROX Cosmic is available online and in ROX Boutiques


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CAPTURING THE MAGIC Not simply the home of Diamonds & Thrills, ROX is renowned as being one of the UK’s most forward thinking and dynamic independent jewellers. We caught up with designer Joanna Perera to find out more about where she gets her inspiration and what we can expect this season.

Tell us a bit about yourself I’m 24 years old, I was born in London and when I’m not designing jewellery, you might find me at an open mic or gig, at the gym or in an art gallery. I also enjoy walking and, having recently moved to Glasgow, I am now discovering the beautiful walking routes in the city and around the Scottish countryside. How did you get into jewellery designing? As a child, I was always a bit of a magpie, finding and collecting shiny objects. Over time, those shiny objects became jewellery and my collection steadily grew. I still wear many of those pieces - they have great sentimental value. I always loved receiving jewellery as a gift and so I began creating small items of jewellery for my family and friends.

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When did you first realise you wanted a career in jewellery design? Before university, I was fascinated with both sculpture and fashion. Two exhibitions that inspired my design career were Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty show at the V&A and Richard Deacon’s retrospective at the Tate Britain. These very different exhibitions exemplified design at its best, while simultaneously bringing me to the realisation that I was torn between further exploring sculpture or pursuing a more fashion-led path. At this time, I was primarily working with small sculptures, but I felt constantly pulled back to my love of fashion and its intrinsic interaction with the wearer. For this reason, I began to explore sculpture on the body through body adornment and soon realised that the Jewellery Design course at Central Saint Martin’s was the perfect opportunity for me to combine my love of both sculpture and fashion. Whilst on

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the course, collaboration projects with brands such as Swarovski and Chaumet reaffirmed this decision, with my inner magpie falling even more in love with the art of jewellery design . What’s the best advice you could give for someone who can’t decide whether a piece of jewellery is for them or not? Jewellery has a unique way of interacting with the wearer - it has a magical propensity to highlight and showcase our personalities. I would advise to look at the jewellery piece in person; hold it, touch it and wear it! In doing this, you can really get a sense of whether the piece matches your personality and style, how it feels on your skin and, more importantly, how it makes you feel. I find that when you wear a piece of jewellery, you can find yourself falling in love with pieces you never expected and even rejecting ones that you thought ticked all the right boxes. Comfort vs aesthetic – which is more important? I think that a well-designed and made piece of jewellery should perfectly combine both comfort and aesthetic. Jewellery is made to be worn, so there is no point having a beautiful piece if you never wear it. What’s your favourite gemstone? Although I love coloured gemstones, I feel that no stone can beat the brilliance of a diamond. Diamonds are innately classical, beautiful and timeless. Having said that, yellow and pink diamonds are so unique and rare, they really do catch my eye too. If you could design jewellery for anyone who would it be? I would love to design for Michelle Obama. She is such an inspirational woman and since reading her autobiography, I have gained so much respect and admiration for her! Plus, on top of all her accomplishments, she has great style and loves her statement jewellery. What is your main focus when designing for ROX? My aim when designing any item of jewellery is to produce a beautiful, unique and wearable piece that is treasured and stands the test of time.

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Tell us a little bit about your upcoming ROX collections - where did the design inspiration for these stem from? I have two main collections that will launch this season. The inspiration behind ROX Cane was the versatility and strength of bamboo canes. Bamboo canes have a unique capability of being trained into almost any shape and retaining their innate strength, a feature making them one of the most versatile building resources the world can offer. The natural beauty, flexibility and strength of bamboo canes was therefore the perfect inspiration for ROX Cane; a range that transforms bamboo canes into link forms that offers the wearer customisable unique jewellery styles that range from your everyday jewellery look to key statement pieces.

“I WANT MY JEWELLERY TO BE AN EXTENSION OF THE WEARER AND A REFLECTION OF THEIR PERSONALITY” ROX Lox is a truly fun and customisable collection. Every piece can be personalised with charms or engraving, letting you mix and match according to your own style. Key features of the range include the new carabiner and padlock styles, 18K vermeil gold plating and the inclusion of ROX diamonds on some of the pieces. I believe that the versatility of the ROX Lox collection will allow anyone to start building a ROX jewellery collection that really reflects their own personal style, whether through layered neckwear, multiple earrings or small-engraved pieces. I hope that this collection will create an accessible luxury for any customer. Are there other collections in the pipeline? I have just started work on a new collection for next year. All I can say at the moment is that I’m planning to put a ROX twist on a classic jewellery symbol. How does designing for ROX compare to your previous work? I’d say the main difference is that I now have the opportunity to take creative control and truly explore my design ideas in creating my new collections.

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How do you want women to feel when wearing your designs? My favourite pieces of jewellery are ones that become part of my everyday look. They are the pieces I never take off and feel naked without. Ideally, this is something that I would like my jewellery to become - an extension of the wearer and a reflection of their personality. What’s next for ROX? I would love to see ROX grow and expand to become an international brand. I believe that ROX has a bright future and that we will continue to offer something new and exciting to the luxury jewellery market.

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Aliya & A yaz ALIYA ASHRAF & AYAZ ASHRAF I grew up a tomboy and I would never have, along with many others, pictured myself having the wedding that I did. While growing up I was never the relationship type, I just didn't like the idea of having your world revolve around one person. Little did I know it’s about sharing your world with that one person you can’t live without, that person being Ayaz. Ayaz is the most respectable man I have met, he worked from a very young age to support his mum and feels he owes everything to her. A man who treats his mum well is one worth sharing your world with in my eyes. Ayaz, like me, wasn’t ever in any serious relationships until I came along and fate happened.

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I was 16, Ayaz was 18 and I had been offered a job opportunity at Carphone Warehouse (where Ayaz works) which led to me travelling to Sheffield for training. I was fashionably late walking into a room full of people, Ayaz being one of those. We were drawn to each other, chat flowing on breaks, and just seemed to have a connection so we exchanged numbers. The training only lasted for two days so I didn’t think too much of it as I was only 16 and didn’t think I’d ever cross paths with Ayaz again – how wrong I was. I remember the moment Ayaz messaged me like it was yesterday, he reached out to catch up with me as he’d be in town, I suppose you could say that was fate. We chatted everyday and went on a date to see Paranormal Activity - romantic! Ayaz asked me to be his girlfriend, however, one year passed and we broke up. That wasn’t the end of our story though as something brought us back together, we haven’t parted since. Ayaz asked my parents for my hand in marriage, we went onto have the wedding of our dreams surrounded by our loved ones 10 years after we met, with a ROX ring! I chose a princess cut Love ring from ROX in Trinity Leeds, I worked next to the store and every time I walked by the ring just stood out to me. I love having a ROX ring as it’s a unique brand and it makes my engagement ring feel exclusive to me and my love story. www.rox.co.uk

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CONNIE O’MAHONEY & CONNOR SCULLY I’m Connie O’Mahoney, a 20 year old sales assistant for ROX - Diamonds & Thrills. I was born in London and grew up in Aberdeen, where I met my one, Connor Scully. Connor is a 26 year old joiner and part-time semi pro footballer. We have just bought our first home with our nine-month-old daughter Milana, I’m living my very own fairytale! Myself and Connor were a modern day fairytale, having known each other already we fell in love partying together in Ibiza. We didn’t stop having fun every weekend since, until our little Milana came along to put a stop to the partying in March 2018. Milana was due two months after moving into our forever home but was fashionably late! Three and a half years down the line our life was complete, we were madly in love and had everything we’d ever dreamed of. Then came the proposal – Connor had planned to propose at a family event when I was eight-months pregnant, however, my mum stole the thunder and fell and broke her arm. Connor held off until our next big family occasion which was my sister's 21st. It was a great evening, we had a gorgeous meal and partied like old times (Milana in hand this time of course). Connor took Milana to get changed and swapped her little baby grow over to one that said ‘Mummy will you marry Daddy?’. He passed Milana back to me and after a while of not noticing I burst into tears, I had no idea it was coming. Of course, I said yes, it was the most emotional and amazing moment.

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Connor chose my dream ring, a 1 carat oval brilliant halo set in platinum, F colour and VS2 graded clarity. Being a ROX employee I changed my ‘dream ring’ every day but the team at ROX were so professional and found out exactly what I wanted - me being totally unaware! I’m well versed in diamond quality and wouldn’t have wanted any other ring than a ROX ring, the quality is like no other. Connor put full trust into the team to get my perfect ring, trying to judge the sizing was difficult due to me being pregnant but they still nailed it. They have completed my fairytale, amazing service I can’t thank them all enough.

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LUCY CONNELLY & CHRIS ALLAN I’m Lucy, and I run the street style and fashion blog Florals & Corals and Instagram @lucyflorals. I’m 27 and from Glasgow, Scotland. I live with my fiancé Chris, who works in IT consultancy, and this year we have some serious plans! Starting with our wedding in September, when we are due to get married in front of a small group of family and friends at The Peninsula hotel in Paris. Chris and I first met in our final year at high school and this August marks the 10 year anniversary of our first date (crazy when I think about it!). Throughout those 10 years, Chris has been there to support me through thick and thin and now, I can’t imagine life without him. We have really become inseparable. He's my best friend. We do everything together. Whether it’s travel, work or sitting in front of the TV with a series on; he is always by my side. Every day is full of fun, laughter and happiness from the minute I wake up in the morning to the moment I fall asleep at night. We both feel really lucky to have found each other and truly can’t wait for our wedding this year. Speaking of which, let’s talk proposals. Chris proposed in June of last year, whilst on holiday at the Grand Floridian hotel in Orlando. We were walking around the beautiful grounds in the summer sun before our

hris C & y c u L scheduled afternoon tea (my absolute favourite) when Chris got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. As we holiday in Florida every year, I truly didn’t expect it. I was both shocked and delighted at the same time. I couldn’t wait to tell my family and as they were also in Florida at the same time it was amazing to be able to meet with them later that night and enjoy the celebrations. When we got back to the hotel room, Chris had arranged for roses, champagne, chocolates and a new pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes waiting in the room for me. The perfect end to the perfect day and I haven’t even mentioned the ring yet as I am saving the best for last. For our engagement, Chris chose the most beautiful ROX yellow cushion cut diamond halo. It was perfect. Let me explain why… I have always loved ROX, not only for the beautiful pieces they sell but the incredible service that they provide no matter what you are looking for. I feature them regularly on my blog so it was a natural fit really, and no doubt he knew I would have loved any ring from ROX.

As for the yellow, I watched a film many years ago that featured a yellow diamond necklace and I fell in love with coloured diamonds. I made a mental note to myself that day that if I was every lucky enough to own any diamonds, they would be yellow. Luckily for me, I have a boyfriend who pays attention…sometimes! Joking aside, I love the ring that Chris chose for me and wouldn’t change it for the world. It’s striking, unique and fits in with my style perfectly. Especially when I layer with other jewellery. As of yet, we haven’t decided on our wedding bands but I have tried on some beautiful ones in ROX that fit perfectly with my ring, as has Chris. This time, we get the pleasure of picking them together.

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ROBYN MITCHELL & JODIE BIRD Jodie and I have been together now for three years and we are still going stronger than ever! Only recently we have just bought our first house together, shortly after getting engaged – it hasn't been the easiest doing two of life's most stressful things at the same time. We have a few extra grey hairs and have drank slightly more wine but we got through it! Most of our time is spent together either touring Yorkshire’s yummiest restaurants, sipping on cocktails or going to the gym. I would say ‘we’ are shopaholics but I think I would be insulting Jodie if I put her in the same category as me. And of course, we love to get away together whether it's to the Lakes or to a sandy beach abroad. Nothing beats some quality time exploring new countries/cities. We’ve hit the jackpot really, we are soulmates and best friends all in one (considering we are both Geminis). Robyn: Jodie and I first met at Leeds pride – slightly cliché I know! It wasn’t until a few weeks after that we met on another night out that we fell for each other – LITERALLY. Amongst a crowd of people in a foam party where we clocked eyes and like Super Mario Kart slipping on a banana, that’s how we ended up on floor. A few Nando’s dates later and here we are, three years down the line and I’m the happiest I’ve ever been! Jodie: We had booked to go to Mexico in the October 2018 and I had known for a while I wanted to ask Robyn to marry me. I wanted the proposal to be perfect and what better way than on the sandy beach of Mexico surrounded by the Caribbean sea. I had spoken with the resort (TRS Yucatan – amazing place!) before our arrival and arranged a private dinner for two on one of the evenings along the beach. I knew Robyn wouldn’t like any big proposal with a crowd of people so this was intimate and very special. At the end of the dinner and a few bottles of wine later, I suggested

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us getting a photo together to capture the moment. I stood the camera at the end of the table, selected timer and positioned myself next to Robyn. After a couple of normal photos, on the third one it was time to swallow away the nerves as I got down onto one knee asking her to marry me. Luckily, my timing was on point and the camera caught the exact moment. Floods of tears later, I finally got an answer. Her face says it all! Robyn: Jodie had it easier than most partners, I knew exactly what I wanted... and I made this pretty clear to her by sending numerous photos every day! Although I chose the style, Jodie added her own special touch to it and individually chose my diamond... and the girl did good. The diamond itself is rare in quality and beauty, but the sentimental value just tops it. The whole concept of her choosing the diamond makes it so much more special than anything and it meant she was a part of the process. The whole bespoke service is the reason we chose ROX, not to mention the high quality in the handcrafted rings. I just love the idea of my ring being built step by step for me personally and it really adds that personal touch which makes it so unique.

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I always knew I would want the classic solitaire style, but I like to be different, and I just fell in love with the Marquise shape when I first tried it on. It’s such an unusual shape that suits my finger. It was love at first sight (the ring). I later then bought Jodie an engagement ring for herself from ROX, and gave Jodie her own special moment that she gave me. She wanted something quite different to the typical engagement ring style, and rather wanted a baguette channel set. Both of our rings are completely different to each other but they both give us the same feeling – a reminder of our special moment we can remember forever.


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ON TREND Wedding trends are unlike any other fashion trends – most of the biggest trends from the runways will stick around for more than just one season and some will even become classics. Taylor Brown catches up with the founder of the iconic Mirka Bridal Couture, Mirka Jankowska, to discover the hottest trends to come for the bridal world in 2020. Mirka’s attention to the finest details evidently speaks out through the beautifully crafted gowns that come out of her Kirkcaldy design studio. With experience spanning over 30 years, Mirka’s originality and authenticity is seen in every one of her designs. Mirka’s handmade dresses and her stunning signature handmade appliqués are one of the things she has come to be known for, earning her recognition at home and abroad. Her insatiable passion for fashion and love for all things comfortable led her to fashion design, and since then, she has never looked back.  Mirka lets us in on the coming AW19 bridal trends that you need to know about.

THIGH-HIGH SPLITS Over the years many bridal designers have slowly been spicing up the runway with more daring gowns. Brides looking to show a bit of skin on their wedding day are opting for thigh-high slits in place of last seasons bare backs. The slits vary from the centre to the side on lace and crepe gowns, to a more daring hip high slit in flowing muslin fabrics with short, detailed underskirts

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ALL OVER LACE The most romantic of all, the all over crochet lace is a true newcomer into mainstream bridal couture. We have seen this style over and over in smaller, independent brands and it is set to take over for 2020. Expect unique lace patterns and thrilling trims seen on form fitting and full gowns. The stretch and softness of it will be perfect for any bride looking for comfort on their wedding day, without having to compromise on the aesthetic.

ALL THINGS SPARKLY Bridal runways have been filled with sparkle this season - metallic fabrics, Swarovski crystals and shimmering tulles. This doesn’t end where wedding gowns start - crystal covered heels and veils are perfect for any bride who wants to go all out, don’t hold back! Our gown Celesta is a stunning off the shoulder mermaid gown that features all of the above. Made with a unique silver threaded fabric and illusion neckline, lined with dazzling Swarovski crystals. It’s a great option for brides looking to sparkle on their big day.

FEATHERS Brides who’ve been on the hunt for their dress will already be familiar with the feather trend as it came to light in AW17 catwalks. The trend being so popular with brides all over is staying with us for 2020. Feather gowns can go two ways - full old Hollywood glamour or delicate romantic style. Delicate feathers combined with ethereal frills add texture and softly move as you walk down the aisle - placed on the train and neckline. For a more glamorous look, go for full feathers, such a statement accent makes for a great juxtaposition with a plain crepe gown.

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BESPOKE This by far has been the biggest trend at Mirka Bridal Couture, and I can only see it getting bigger in years to come. There’s something very special about designing your own gown, choosing the fabrics and watching it be made that no off the rack dress can compete with. Having a one of a kind dress is really what it’s all about. There is also the possibility to customise your gowns which a lot of designers now offer. It adds an extra special touch to the most important dress you’ll ever wear.

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IS IT THE ONE? You’ve found the one but now you’ve got to find the dress. Mirka helps our ROX brides understand when they’ve found the one. Choosing a wedding dress is undoubtedly the most difficult decision for a bride. After all, this dress will be the most important dress you will wear, there is no room for compromise here. You have to source a dress that ticks all the boxes, from fit to fabric and not to mention the price! Wedding dress shopping can be stressful, follow our simple guided (and your heart) on how to find the one. 1. It's the one You hear of brides having that moment, with their family surrounding them in tears and the feeling of it being ‘the one’. However, the majority of brides don’t actually have this moment - so don’t stress it. 2. You can’t get it out of your head If you have tried on a dress in a boutique and you just can’t stop thinking about it, it’s most likely the one for you. I couldn’t tell you how many brides come back a few days after their appointment to buy the one because they just couldn’t stop thinking about it - it’s not always that moment in the store! 3. Comparison You will compare every dress you try on to the dress you love. This happens so often - you fall in love the dress but you continue to try on more because you don’t want to make a mistake with such an important decision. You still go to every bridal shop trying on various options, but you compare each of them to that one. Don't hesitate any longer, it is the one! 4. Can’t wait until the big day It will be a struggle to keep it a secret from your partner. Tradition dictates that you must not show the wedding dress to your future partner before the ceremony.  On this day you are to enchant and dazzle but above all, surprise them.  However, when you find this perfect dress you will immediately feel like showing it off.

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5. Trust yourself You are the first person you’re trying to please, not everyone else. Brides take their most trusted advisors wedding dress shopping, usually with the mother of the bride and close friends and family. You become overwhelmed with contrasting opinions and the dress shopping experience is no longer as fun as the movies. Ultimately it’s your wedding day so if the dress feels like the one, no matter what your friends and family say, it’s the one.

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ICONIC BRIDES Looking back over the last 10 years there has been some memorable bridal moments across the globe. From lavish extravaganzas to intimate nuptials we take a look at the most iconic brides since 2009.

2009 Mexican actress Salma Hayek married French tycoon Francois-Henri Pinault in Paris. They wed in the town hall in St Germain. A few months later the couple celebrated with a second star-studded ceremony in Venice Opera House. The guest list included names such as Bono, Penelope Cruz and Woody Harrelson who welcomed guests by singing “Over The Rainbow”. The nuptials cost $3.5million.

2011 Often described as the wedding of the 21st century, Prince William and Kate Middleton wed at Westminster Abbey in London. The fairytale nuptials reportedly cost $34 million, of which $32 million went into security. Kate wore a dress designed by British designer Sarah Burton who is Creative Director of luxury fashion label Alexander McQueen. The gown cost around £250,000 making it one of the most expensive dresses ever made.

2016 Singer Ciara and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson held a royal reception at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire. Kelly Rowland and Jennifer Hudson were in attendance along with Earth Wind & Fire who introduced the couple. Ciara wore a one off Roberto Cavalli couture wedding gown with a cathedral length train handcrafted in Milan while the groom wore Giorgio Armani. Ciara’s ring is nothing short of extravagant, the round brilliant cut totals at 16 carats – and flawless.

2019 In quite admirable fashion Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz reportedly wed back in February of this year, two months after their engagement. The couple have yet to confirm their marriage however, obtained a confidential marriage certificate in California. The mystery behind their marriage makes it all the more exciting. www.rox.co.uk

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ROX joins forces with fashion blogger Lauren Grace Collins aka @laurengracelifestyle who takes to the streets of London showcasing her classic style with AW19 jewellery trends.

ROX LOX Chain £70 (74232), ROX LOX Letter A £45 (73968), ROX LOX Letter N £45 (73969), ROX LOX Letter G £45 (73970), ROX LOX Letter E £45 (73967), ROX LOX Letter L £45 (73965), ROX LOX Diamond Back Charm £115 (73972),

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ROX Celestial Moon and Star Pendant £95 (69634), ROX Celestial Star Disc Pendant £125 (71516), ROX Celestial Star Pendant £75 (69632), ROX Celestial Moon and Star Ring £60 (69612), ROX Celestial Star Cuff Bangle £90 (69624), ROX Celestial Drop Bracelet £80 (69603)

STARRY EYED Will our love for all things stars ever fade? Not for AW19 anyway! Some romantic starry accents make your everyday look a little more magical.

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STYLE TIP: Let your outfit be as whimsical as your jewellery - some romantic prints and colours would be the perfect addition to Celestial.

ROX Celestial Star Bracelet 71507 | £90

ROX Celestial Star Earings 69601 | £75

ROX Celestial Star Ring 71526 | £60

ROX Celestial Star Pendant 71505 | £95

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STYLE TIP: Make it pop - strip back the colour palettes and let your jewellery translate your vibe.

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ROX Cane Necklace 73488 | £140

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ROX Cane Silver Double Oval Drop Earrings £95 (73493), ROX Cane Yellow Double Oval Link Earrings £85 (73802), ROX Cane Silver Oval Link Necklace £375 (73468), ROX Cane Yellow Oval Necklace £75 (73482), ROX Cane Silver Oval Link Ring £45 (74107), ROX Cane Yellow Oval Link Ring £80 (74116), ROX Cane Silver Oval Link Ring £50 (73918)

70's REVIVAL We just can't get enough of bamboo, so we've gave it a face lift and took it back to the 70's. The new in Cane is a funky twist on a classic, make sure your look reflects that.

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ROX LOX Hoop Earrings £80 (73952),ROX LOX Clover Charm £95 (74069), ROX LOX Hoop Earring £80 (73952), ROX LOX Diamond Pin £115 (73958, ROX LOX Chain £70 (74232), ROX LOX Cherry Charm £135 (73979), ROX LOX Diamond Pin £95 (73963), ROX LOX Horsehoe Charm £115 (73962), ROX LOX Diamond Red Heart Charm £85 (73961), ROX LOX Bracelet £50 (74231), ROX LOX Anchor Charm £105 (73981), ROX LOX Diamond Pin Charm £145 (73956), ROX LOX Diamond Black Heart Charm £135 (73973), ROX LOX Hoop Earrings £70 (73955), ROX LOX Horseshoe Charm £85 (73957), ROX LOX Daimond Red Charm £115 (73953 )

CHARMING Everyone loves a bit of nostalgia so why not throw it back to your childhood and get fun with your jewellery? The new in ROX Lox allows you to create your own jewellery with some personal charms.

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STYLE TIP: Fresh, fun and young is the motto here!

ROX LOX Diamond Pin Charm 73956 | £145

ROX LOX Diamond Cherry Charm 73979 | £135

ROX LOX Hoop Earrings 73952 | £80

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STYLE TIP: Go rock chick chic with a classic leather jacket, biker boots and some ripped denim jeans.

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ROX LOX Pendant 73949 | £140

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ROX LOX Pendant £195 (73942), ROX LOX Diamond Clover Charm £135 (73954), ROX LOX Pendant £140 (73949), ROX LOX 90's Baby Diamond Pendant £170 (73943), ROX LOX Diamond Lock Pendant £175 (73947), ROX LOX Bracelet £50 (74231), ROX LOX Diamond Pin Charm £115 (73944)

LOCK AND ROLL It wouldn't be the ROX Star issue without a bit of lock and roll. Funk up your jewellery box with our industrial style locks and get your best leather jacket out.

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ROX LOX Chain £70 (74232), ROX LOX Letter A £45 (73968), ROX LOX Letter N £45 (73969), ROX LOX Letter G £45 (73970), ROX LOX Letter E £45 (73967), ROX LOX Letter L £45 (73965), ROX LOX Diamond Back Charm £115 (73972), ROX LOX Letter O £45 (73971), ROX LOX Letter V £45 (73966), ROX LOX Diamond Red Heart Charm £135 (73951), ROX LOX Perfection Pendant £135 (73983), ROX LOX Diamond Heart Baby Pendant £155 (73984), ROX LOX Angel Pendant £135 (73982)

SAY WHAT YOU MEAN Got something to say? Wear it. Spread the love or go 90's name chain chic! We just can't get enough of the possibilities with this trend.

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STYLE TIP: Some winter whites will accentuate the gold tones and make your word of choice pop.

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STYLE TIP: Some simple knits will make your necklace pop.

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ROX LOX 1998 Pendant £125 (73977), ROX LOX Diamond 1998 Pendant £135 (73976), ROX LOX 2001 Pendant £125 (73974), ROX LOX Diamond Black Pin Charm £125 (73975), ROX LOX Chain £70 (74232), ROX LOX Black Anchor Charm £70 (74054), ROX Cherry Charm £135 (73979), ROX LOX Number 8 Charm £45 (73980), ROX LOX Number 9 Charm £45 (73980)

STYLE IN NUMBERS We just can't get enough of this AW19 trend, numbers are no longer puzzling but a cute style statement. Layer up the necklaces for a retro look.

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BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL The 90’s are back for AW19. Make-up artist Rae Mathieson shines a light on how you can create the ROX Star look this season.

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atte definition, full, fluffy brows, kohl lined eyes paired with dewy, fresh skin keep the look modern and effortless. Follow my step by step guide to recreate the look.

Step 2: Hollywood Glow No one does Red Carpet glow better than Charlotte Tilbury. Apply the Hollywood Flawless filter all over for superstar-lit skin and then perfect with the Airbrush flawless foundation – buff with a fluffy, finishing brush for the ultimate glowy complexion.

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definition and then fill in any sparseness with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder and an angled brush for the most natural, untouched bushy brow finish. Step 4: The eyes have it Create a wash of drama with matte shadows for depth and definition using the Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Sultry’ palette. Add a pop of shimmer on the lid centre for a rock star chic finish – not forgetting to line rim of the eyes with smokey kohl – my favourite is MAC ‘Smoulder’. Step 5: Nude Nineties Throw a nod to the sassy supermodels of the 90’s with a nude brown lip. Line the lips with a lip liner 1 shade darker than the lipstick and blend onto the lip for a diffused finish with no harsh lines. Add a slick of nude, brown lipstick – Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution lipstick in ‘Super Nineties’ is the perfect tawny-brown.

“MATTE DEFINITION, FULL, FLUFFY BROWS, KOHL LINED EYES PAIRED WITH DEWY, FRESH SKIN KEEP THE LOOK MODERN AND EFFORTLESS.” DRUNK ELEPHANT

Step 6: Finishing touch Contour and highlight with the must have duo ‘Filmstar Bronze & Glow’ from Charlotte Tilbury. The bronzer will slim, sculpt and give flattering matte definition, while the champagne toned highlighter will catch the light in all the right places – apply to the tops of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupids bow. Bring life to the complexion with a pop of blush – keeping the tones nude and neutral, Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Pillowtalk’ blush is the ultimate, universal shade to add an instant, healthy sheen. AIRBRUSH FLAWLESS FOUNDATION

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RED CARPET SKIN With party season just around the corner, we turn to Scotland’s premier aesthetic doctor Dr Nestor to get his professional opinion on how to look and feel our most glamorous.

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hen the calendar flips over to the winter months, we can only think of one thing: party season! Yes, those months of gatherings, events and long-overdue catchups with friends, the most wonderful time of the year is almost back. But with a packed diary of events comes the natural pressure to look your best; understandable when you know that you’ll be appearing on dozens of friends’ Instagram feeds, or that you’ll be catching up with pals you haven’t seen for a long time. Everyone wants to feel confident in the way they look and step out over the party season feeling their most fabulous, after all. So, if you’re wondering how to step it up ahead of the most glamorous season, we’ve got

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the insider advice for you. We sat down with previous winner of Scotland’s Best Cosmetic Doctor, Dr Nestor, to get his expert advice on the treatments and products you can rely on. Dr Nestor believes that it’s all about getting the basics right. “Great skin starts with great skincare,” he explains. “Makeup can only go so far, so if you want a truly great canvas for it, then it’s all in the prep. Poor skin health can create so many more issues that stretch beyond the cosmetic, like low self-esteem and confidence issues, so there are lots of reasons to look after your skin and treat it as best you can.” If you’re concerned about your skin and unsure what to do with it, the skin health doctors at the Medical & Cosmetic Centre can guide you, assessing your needs and then providing a tailor-


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made skincare plan of medical-grade products. “We use ZO Skin Health, there are so many products to treat various skin issues, and they are far more effective than high-street alternatives,” Dr Nestor tells us. “Whether you need to change your basic routine, or bring in some targeted treatments for a specific issue, we advise on products and a tailored regime to help you get the best from your skin.” For a quick fix ahead of the party season, Dr Nestor recommends his clinic’s most popular new treatment to help you get the glow back: The Carbon Laser Facial Peel. Sometimes referred to as ‘The Hollywood Peel’ because of its ability to give you an expensive-looking red-carpet glow, this quick-as-a-flash (literally) peel is great for when you want to rejuvenate, giving skin a fresher, smoother look and bringing back some radiance. “The carbon laser facial peel is a quick treatment that dramatically enhances the skin, and it’s perfect for parties and special occasions, as it requires no downtime and leaves no redness,” Dr Nestor explains. “The facial promises brighter and smoother skin, with tightened pores, improved texture and tone, and a reduction in blackheads, blockages and blemishes, so the skin is much clearer too.” Taking just 30 minutes to complete, we definitely think this is a fabulous facial to squeeze into even the most packed of schedules, to give you a radiant glow that will have everyone feeling envious. The clinic recommends a course of three to enjoy the full effects, but even just one will give you improved skin that you’ll want to show off. However, ahead of party season, we appreciate that it might not be just skincare that you’re thinking about. Injectables and aesthetic treatments have surged in popularity over the last few years, and in particular the demand for ‘tweakments’, giving subtle, beautifully believable

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results that nobody would second-guess, has become more popular. Dr Nestor specialises in ‘quietly enhancing’ his patients, using minimal and strategicallyapplied injectables to lift, refresh, realign or re-volumise the face, only where it’s needed. And he says that this is a great way to feel your best pre-party season: “If there’s an issue that’s been bothering you for a while, or if you feel like the face in the mirror isn’t ‘yours’ anymore, then injectables are (in the hands of a skilled, registered doctor), a safe, quick and effective way to make those changes.” “Fillers and wrinkle-relaxing injectables can be used in a multitude of ways to subtly enhance the face, without anyone being able to tell what you’ve had done,” Dr Nestor continues. “And often, you might not even know what it is that needs changing, but a skilled doctor will. I see patients who think that bigger lips will balance their faces, but really, some filler applied to the chin or jaw is what creates the equilibrium they’re looking for. It’s not about creating an ‘obviously done’ look; injectables should be minimalistic, allowing for a natural look with plenty of expression. I like to use them to soften areas and restore youthful features or proportions, where required. The best treatments are those that are barely noticeable, and the best kind of results are those where people comment on how healthy, rested or happy you look, that you look like the very best version of yourself.” And isn’t that what everybody wants this party season? www.drnestor.co.uk www.rox.co.uk

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HAIR TALK Taylor Brown sits down with celebrity hair stylist Dom Seeley, talking the most iconic hair trends over the last decade.

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om set his career path in a prosperous direction from the young age of 17 as he qualified in level three at NVO, making him the youngest person to qualify as a hair stylist in south Yorkshire. Moving on to open his own salon at 18 and with the help of Instagram Dom’s artistic work quickly became an internet hit with a GHD representative contacting him to attend Milan Fashion Week. Two days later he was on a flight and to the worlds most stylish extravaganza.

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Since becoming a freelance hair stylist Dom has worked with Jen Atkin, Kendall Jenner, Huda Kattan and Jessica Alba to name a few. Dom is currently collaborating with concept hair salon Blow Out in Ibiza, bringing his signature beachy waves to the island. There has been some memorable hair moments over the last 10 years some iconic, some not so iconic. Dom has cherry picked his favourite looks, let’s take a trip back in time and style.


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2009 Bangs and grunge textured hair Bangs and long choppy fringes were all the rage in 2009, as young hot Hollywood was the buzz. The rise in reality TV in popular culture meant that hair trends moved away from ‘done’ and ‘polished’ to sexier and edgier styles. Look to 2009 Mischa Barton for ultimate inspiration.

2014 Balayage First introduced by supermodel Giselle, the balayage hair look was inspired by Victoria’s Secret models and replicated the sun kissed beach-bleached style. With the introduction of brands such as Olaplex, which launched in 2014, celebrities became braver with hair colouring as demonstrated by Khloe Kardashian who famously went through a dramatic lightening transformation.

2016 Beachy long bob A lot of celebrities went from long hair to a beachy, textured long bob. Hair extensions were more readily available and this allowed celebrities and hair stylists to play around with length more freely and create a wider variety of looks.

2018 Half up, half down Half up, half down or better known as the Kardashian look. Inspired by 90’s throwback it’s a really versatile look as it can be styled so many ways: sleek, wavy and glam.

2019 Island Hair The island hair has an almost crimped look with a whispy texture it gives you that mermaid hair you’ve always dreamed of. Made popular by who other than the Kardashians and suits almost every hair type.

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ROX STAR LOOK Amy Hill, better known as Body by Amy, lets us in on the secrets to that ROX Star body. 1. HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) HIIT is one of the most beneficial types of cardiovascular exercise you can do if you are looking to reduce overall fat mass. It consists of intense bursts of anaerobic exercise punctuated with a short recovery period before repeating. HIIT not only burns fat and calories during the workout, but for hours afterwards meaning it’s a great way to supercharge your metabolism which in turn leads to weight loss (if that is your desired outcome, of course). Longtime celebrity HIIT fans include Erin McNaught and Jennifer Lopez, both of whom are famed for their incredibly lean and toned bodies. At Body By Amy, each class lasts just 45 minutes but clients are only actually working for around 35 mins of that time, once we’ve warmed up and cooled down. 2. Boxing In recent years boxing has become one of the hottest workouts in Hollywood for a whole host of reasons. Mixing strength 120

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and cardio, boxing gives you a full body workout while majorly improving focus and concentration - not to mention the crazy endorphin release at the end of each session! Loved by Victoria’s Secret models Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima, Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn to name but a few, boxing not only benefits your body but is proven to be a great stress-release while also working to combat anxiety and low self- esteem. Karlie Kloss said “It’s how it affects you on the inside that really motivates me and keeps me pushing myself further.” One piece of advice – be prepared to become an addict! 3. Weight Training One of the most common misconceptions about weight training for women is that it’s going to make you big and bulky… wrong! Weight training is one of the most effective ways to tone up and lose fat. Some of the hottest celebrities in the world credit “lifting” for their incredible bodies, including Kim Kardashian who claims its got her in


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5 TIPS ON STICKING TO IT Taylor Brown catches up with Amy Hill on all things fitness and how to really stick to it. Amy lets us in on her five top tips to follow this winter season to keep in tip top condition for some winter sun. 1. Be accountable. Every Sunday map out your week based on what plans you have. Fit in your training time, prep your meals and track your intake along the way with an app like MyFitness Pal. It’s so much easier to make healthier choices and stick to your routine when you’re organised and prepped. Document your progress by taking photographs which will help to keep you accountable. 2. Power in numbers. Having someone to train with can mean that on the days you’re just not feeling it – or the days they’re not feeling it – you can motivate each other, or at the very least the guilt of letting each other down will motivate you! Lots of my clients come to my Body By Amy classes with their friends and use it as an opportunity to catch up whilst getting fit at the same time.

the best shape of her life following the birth of her first two children. She recently told E news: “I’ve been working out really hardcore with a bodybuilder for one year… I work out about an hour- and-a-half every single day, heavy weights. I don’t do a lot of cardio.” Some of my clients had never lifted a dumbbell before coming to me, in this case it’s really important to spend time working on your form before upping the weights. Nothing makes me happier as a trainer than building my clients confidence and watching them progress – so many of them are surprised by how much weight training can really help existing issues and injuries such as lower back pain. By strengthening your core, lifting weights will improve your posture too – particularly if you spend the majority of your day at a desk.

Body by Amy Hello@bodybyamy.co.uk 07500707389 @bodyby_amy

3. Set goals. Having a goal to work towards makes hitting the gym much more appealing. There is no better feeling in the world than when clients reach their goal. Once you’ve hit the first one, set another; they don’t need to big milestones. It could be something as simple as completing every workout you’d planned out that week, or upping the number of reps/weight on a specific exercise. 4. Credit where it’s due. A great way to stay motivated is by rewarding yourself – but only if you’ve really earned it. It’s important to recognise hard work and treating yourself to a dessert, a spa day or a night out with friends. It might mean walking to the train station instead of taking the car, or swapping your lunchtime sandwiches for a salad, but if you're committed to doing it then you’ve earned a treat! 5. Be realistic. It’s so easy to tell yourself you’re going to eat nothing but salads from now on, or that you’re going to work out twice a day five days a week, but not only would it take a lot of will power – and misery – to eat a salad three times a day, you’d need to have been training like an athlete for most of your life to be able to sustain it! Having an achievable target of three classes a week, or 10,000 steps per day, means it will feel like less of a chore and there’s also more chance of you sticking to it.

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WINTER GETAWAYS Just like that summer is gone for another year, but good news, there’s some fun to be had in the winter months. Taylor Brown delves into the best destinations the globe has to offer this AW19, loved by A-listers all over, take a look at your new bucket list destinations.

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Known for its white beaches and nightlife and just a short trip from Los Angeles it's no wonder Cabo San Lucas is a celebrity hot spot. Expect to bump into some of the world's elite as you stroll along the beaches. They are star studded with the likes of George Clooney, Selena Gomez, Camilla Cabello and Cindy Crawford who recently bought a holiday home there (pictured) with partner Rande Gerber. We’ll be on the next flight!

CABO SAN LUCAS ROX Cosmic Diamond Ring 0.39cts 71785 | £1,680 EMMA WILLIS

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ROX Diamond Ring 0.65cts 71303 | £1,595

Add some ROX diamond rings to an understated beachy look - we don’t want to look too try hard for George Clooney!

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Saint Barthelemy commonly known as St. Barts or holiday destination of the worlds A list celebrities is a Caribbean island. Its capital Gustavia is encircled by a yacht-filled harbour with luxury shops and restaurants to wine and dine in the gorgeous climate. Celebrities such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Stella Mccartney, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend flock to the island for their piece of serenity. If that’s not enough the sought after climate will win you over.

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Dine by the serene beaches in an effortless lunch look that will take you past sunset.

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Aspen is a year round ski resort in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains loved by some familiar faces. End the year with the best foot, ski or snowboard forward and attend the highly anticipated Dom Perignon Party. It’s the place to be with bottomless flutes of luxe champagne and spectacular views of the slopes, party into 2020 like a ROX Star.

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The slopes and fashion weren’t always friends but thanks to a few high end brands we can now ski stylishly. Follow our style guide and pair any winter getaway look with some simple diamond stud earrings.

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Who doesn’t need some winter sun? Marrakech is steeped in culture and overflowing with things to do and see including the world famous Yves Saint Laurent museum which was originally his home. Sir David Beckham also celebrated his 40th birthday there and Christiano Ronaldo is opening a luxury hotel in the city! It’s all happening, so make sure you’re there to see it this AW19.

MARRAKECH ROX Cane Yellow Double Oval Drop Earrings 73494 | £115 CAROLINE CONSTAS

ROX Cane Yellow Oval Link Bracelet 73478 | £155

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WHAT'S HOT Taylor Brown unveils this season's coolest openings for an iconic AW19. Live that rock and roll lifestyle in the places to be this winter.

ROX Liverpool ROX is set to bring Diamonds & Thrills to Liverpool this season. The brand's sixth boutique will open at Peters Lane in Liverpool One, one of Europe's leading retail and leisure destinations, focusing purely on ROX diamond and silver jewellery along with luxury goods. Designed by award-winning interiors firm Graven the new boutique will open its doors mid-November.

Tattu Edinburgh Tattu is an award winning upmarket contemporary Chinese cuisine that’s set to open in Edinburghs St. Andrews Square in 2019. The restaurant opening will be the first of its kind in Scotland, with an £85 million renovation you can expect five star dining with serine settings if their previous locations are anything to go by.

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The Scotsman Picturehouse Rediscover the magic of the big screen, The Scotsman Picturehouse opened its curtains mid 2019. It brings back the magic in movies with an exclusive and intimate experience taking viewersback to a bygone era of cinematic opulance. You can also hire it for a private event, how romantic?

London Fashion Week London fashion week is the first of four global fashion weeks to open its doors to the public. LFW will allow the public to attend the high fashion extravaganza this September and in future, a first for the highly anticipated event. It will offer dedicated experiences for both trade and public audience through one dynamic schedule to reach new audiences and increase engagement. The Designer Exhibition will relaunch and fully embrace #PositiveFashion. Here's to the future of Fashion Week!

Bo & Birdy Glasgow Blythswood Square Hotel has opened the doors to its brand new restaurant and bar, Bo & Birdy, under culinary guidance of Gillian Matthews. The new interiors feature marble and wooden table tops, gold fixtures and an array of glamorous fittings. It’s a refreshing and stylish new destination for diners with a luxury brasserie feel, it’s set to be the new hot spot.

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ROX STAR The ROX Star lifestyle, everyone wants it, very few can handle it but few will really ever truly experience it. As we approach party season we wanted to share our guide to how we can all be a little bit more ROX Star and help you embrace the party season in style.

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ROX stars don’t queue and they certainly don’t wait…for anything. Whether that’s a drink or the latest IT sneaker. That’s where lifestyle concierge services come in, becoming increasingly popular in the UK recently. Companies such as Limelight Access offer a discreet and very personalised VIP service designed for high net worth individuals and people in the world of sports and entertainment. Services offered include event planning, nightclub access, travel planning and personal shopping. The member’s only club ensures each client is offered five star service with the help of a dedicated PA who can attend to every request. After all it’s not what you know it’s who you know!

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When it comes to image ROX Stars always look the part and have a certain edge that everyone wants to emulate. It’s not just about wearing the latest trends or having the hottest items but more about walking into a room and owning it! In this image obsessed Insta-age carefully curating your look will help ensure you stand out from the crowd. Most celebrities and musicians will work with a stylist and have designers on speed dial but accessing professional style advice has never been easier. Make friends with your sales associates at your favourite designer boutique (they tell you when all the good things arrive and if you are lucky will hold them for you!). Join store reward programmes and ask about special in-store events to ensure you are seeing key pieces before the masses. Don’t forget many of your local boutiques and department stores will offer an experienced and complimentary VIP styling service to help you find that perfect party look. ROX offers a personal shopping service via WhatsApp - email us to get in touch with a ROX PS.

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Living your best ROX Star life is all about setting trends, not following them. It’s not about going to the hottest places, more about discovering them. Whether that’s the latest London underground club that no one knows how to get in to and an uber exclusive well-being resort in the Utah dessert that the glitterati like to escape too. The more obscure, the more private and the more top secret the better. When it comes to holidays nothing says cool like a hard to reach and even harder to pronounce destination. This year Mykonos is out and the Turkish Riviera is in. With hot hotels like the Ian Sharager’s all white Bodrum Edition or the brand new Six Senses hotel which has just opened in the resort town of Kaplankaya plus new developments popping up all over taking the scene up a level.

The modern day ROX Star still likes to party but for them it’s more about detoxing than derailing. Partying hard is one thing, looking good while doing it is another and party prep is key. Upping your cardio, tracking your calories and living on green everything in the run up to an event will make you feel and look great but those who truly embrace the ROX Star lifestyle will always take it to the next level. Think residential cleanses to help banish toxins and find your inner zen, intermittent fasting to shed pounds, elimination diets and pumping as much goodness as you can into your body to ensure that you glow from the inside out. www.rox.co.uk

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NATALIA CODONA As the creative director of one of Glasgow's most exciting arts and retail venues, COLAB, Glasgow born and bred fashionista Natalia is a lover of great clothes, great seafood and great music all of which you can find in abundance is Glasgow. Here she shares with us her favorite hot spots, must-have places to visit and a few hidden gems you need to check out when in Glasgow. Favourite hotel? The Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel. The spa is an absolute treat to chill out and recuperate after a heavy weekend! Best brunch spot? Hutchesons Bar & Grill for their now legendary Bubbles & Brunch

Hidden gem for shopping? Niche Bazaar Studio. Creme de la creme of eyewear. Unsung hero of Glasgow? Pianola, a little hidden Italian gem in the West End. Brenda at Niche recently sourced me a pair of limited edition Jacques Marie Mage sunglasses that are sold out The fresh pasta is to die for. across the globe. She is the queen of eyewear. One to add Party Chat. Up and coming clothing brand based in the “FUN FACT ABOUT GLASGOW? City. The brainchild of my old friend James Sutherland. Where do the locals hang out? Finnieston. Be sure to try Crabshakk for the best seafood in town and The Kelvingrove Cafe for a great cocktail and a blether with the friendly staff full of banter.

YOU CAN GO OUT FOR THE DAY ALONE AND COME HOME WITH A PARTY. IT’S A VERY FRIENDLY CITY”

Best coffee stop? A taste of Glasgow? COLAB at The Savoy. You can browse around a fine Stravaigin for our finest haggis… go for extra selection of independent local brands and admire a variety whiskey sauce. of art and photography exhibitions while you enjoy a great wee coffee at Kohi. How to party like a Glaswegian? Winter or summer in Glasgow? The Priory Bar (don’t wear heels). Summer for al fresco dining and a stroll in our stunning parks. T total side of Glasgow? Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum to lose yourself in the incredible Artwork. (All museums are free in Glasgow) Fashionista’s spot? Ingram Street for high end fashion. For a rare find, visit Anna at Starry Starry Night in the West End for something special from any decade.

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10am Start your day with a cultural injection at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. I've just seen the new Linda McCarney photography exhibit which was amazing.

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11.30am Coffee at Kelvin Pocket in the West End. One of the best flat whites you will ever have and it's conveniently located next to the underground so you can be in the city centre in five minutes.

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Pop into 18 Montrose - their womenswear edit is always exciting.

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3pm Cruise to check out all the latest high end designer collections.

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5pm-after hours Back on the subway and head to Finnieston for a few drinks and fresh seafood at Crabshakk. Try and nab a bar seat for the people watching.

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TREATS FOR HER You may not need more convincing, but just incase treat yourself to a stylish A/W must have.

Michael Kors Love Logo Earrings 74203 | £89

Emporio Armani Gioia Watch 73820 | £179

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Acne Studios Pansy Ribbed Wool Beanie

Burberry Padded Silk-Satin Cape

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ROX Diamond Earrings 0.16cts 72007 | £495

Hugo Boss Watch 73807 | £299

Gucci Icon Earings 53051 | £440

Gianvitto Rossi Plexi 105 Leather Mules

Gucci G-Timeless Watch 73057 | £850

ROX Bamboo Letter K Pendant 71978 | £55

Michael Kors Watch 73853 | £279

ROX Orbit Beaded Silver Torque 71462 | £95

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GIFTS FOR HIM Sometimes (just sometimes) the men in our lives need swooned too, so treat them to something special from our carefully selected gift guide.

WOLF Blake Single Watch Roll 73221 | £89

Gucci GG Silver Bracelet 73197 | £425

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Emporio Armani Watch 73822 | £229

Hugo Boss Watch 73829 | £399

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ROX Link Silver Curb Chain 72380 | £350

Ettinger Sterling Credit Card Case 74235 | £115

Acne Studios Toronty Wool-Blend Scarf

Emporio Armani Watch 72427 | £369

Gucci Silver Double G Cufflinks 73169 | £315

Saint Laurent Glossed Nylon-Ripstop Holdall

Gucci G Cube Silver Ring 73193 | £225

Hugo Boss Watch 73835 | £449

Tom Ford Full-Grain Leather Belt

ROX Man Leather Bracelet 69328 | £60

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