By Alona Jewellery Collection
Jewellery brand By Alona is worn by Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora, the collection draws inspiration from founder Alona Shelemy’s Middle-Eastern and European heritage.
New London based designer, Alona Shelemy, fell in love with the world of jewellery at a young age. As the daughter of a fine jeweller, Alona was surrounded at home by the most precious pieces that her father believed were too beautiful to sell. This allowed for her mother to have a stunning collection which Alona would constantly play dress up with.
Alona trained as a jewellery designer at the Gemological Institute of America in New York. She utilizes her skills and knowledge to create her own collection. Alona’s line allows for a young, fresh influence using a range of mixed metals with diverse finishes. The collection fuses contrasting elements so each piece is unique, beautiful and edgy. Alona’s debut collection has been featured in publications such as The Times, Vogue India, In Style, Cosmopolitan, Sunday Times Style and The Telegraph.
Each and every piece is made in London.
Elegant Touch…Nail Apothecary Treatment Range
Nailcare brand Elegant Touch has announced the launch of its Nail Apothecary Treatment range, consisting of nail treatments with a remedy for all common nail concerns. Created with nourishing ingredients designed to strengthen, protect, repair and hydrate nails, the collection includes: Cuticle Elixir, which helps condition and moisturise, while smoothing and soothing damaged cuticles; Cuticle Eliminator, a translucent gel cuticle remove which softens overgrown cuticles to help ease removal; 24K Gold Ridge Filler, which creates a canvas while protecting and strengthening the nail; Tough Flex Base Coat, a conditioning base coat to improve nail health and encourage health growth under nail colour; Super Matte Top Coat, formulated with toluene, formaldehyde and DBP, the top coat creates a smooth matte finish; and Gel Effect Top Coat, formulated with acrylic materials for a plumping effect, creating a gel-like look when used on top of colour.
Launch date: May
Stockists: Eleganttouch.com, Boots and Boots.com
Madame LA LA…Gemma Sheppard as Brand Ambassador
Tanning brand Madame LA LA has announced celebrity fashion stylist and style director for X Factor and BGT, Gemma Sheppard, as the official Brand Ambassador, representing the brand during LA-based festival, Coachella. The brand has also announced the launch of its West Coast Face Bronzing Serum, which will be among the LA LA products Gemma will be including in her festival survival kit.
Launch Date: May
Price: £28.00 (100ml)
Roger & Gallet … Bienfaits Shower Gel
Roger & Gallet has announced the launch of Bienfaits Shower Gel, the latest addition to the Bienfaits range, inspired by the Italian gardens in Calabria. The new shower gel contains natural essences of citrus fruits including blood orange, mandarin, bergamot and lemon and leaves skin feeling cleansed, refreshed and delicately fragranced. The product is suphate, paraben, colourant and soap free.
Launch date: July
Stockists: M&S stores nationwide
Presale Tickets…Comedy Days Barclaycard Presents BST Hyde Park 2015
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park proudly showcases four days of outstanding comedy this summer. A plethora of comedians are set to perform on 22, 23, 24 and 25 June in London’s Hyde Park.
Rich Hall & His Band, Jim Jeffries, Ed Byrne and Ardal O’Hanlon will be headlining throughout the week, with guest hosts Russell Kane, Andrew Maxwell, Stephen K Amos and Jarred Christmas. Check out the full line-up, including a wealth of support acts, on AXS.com.
We’re giving you exclusive access to presale tickets before the general on-sale. Snap up these tickets from 9AM tomorrow. The Waiting Room opens at 8.30AM.
L’Occitane Free Gifts…Travel
L’Occitane is repeating the travel offer this week, from today until 13th May:
3 travel-size products + 1 cosmestics bag of your choice FREE when you spend £45/ €50 or more online.
Caran D’Ache … Colour Me Happy
To mark the 100th anniversary celebrations, art and stationary brand Caran d’Ache has announced the launch of Legend Chest of Colour, a chest containing more than 400 of its colour products. They include icons of the brand such as Prismalo, Neocolor, Neopastel, Luminance 6901 and Graphite Line. Intended for art lovers, the chest is constructed in mahogany and produced in a limited edition of 50 pieces.
Launch date: 1 May
Constable Country…Afternoon Tea Suffolk £99 Escape
- You can check into a converted mill in the market town of Sudbury and save up to 47% on the usual price
- A stay for two at The Mill Sudbury is now £99, including dinner and cream tea
- Gainsborough’s House museum, the birthplace of painter Thomas Gainsborough, is a 5-minute walk away and there are plenty of riverside walks locally
London Bridal Fashion Week … LBFW 2015 Programme
London Bridal Fashion Week (LBfw) has announced its 2015 Fashion Show Programme, featuring a selection of bridal collections from designers and premium labels. The catwalk experience will unveil an exclusive opportunity for buyers and press to discover the latest looks and directional trends for next season. These will be showcased on a 30ft runway built in The Gallery located on the top floor of Old Billingsgate from 17-19 May. The top labels to unveil 2016 bridal collections are: Ellis Bridals, Ritva Westenius, Madeline Isaac-James, Anoushka G, Sanuykta Shrestha and The Couture Gallery by Britta Kjerkegaard. Wendy Makin, Rembo Styling, Christine Dando, Demetrios and BellaDonna will be also showcasing their latest collections for the first time in the UK; while new Talents Arga & Arga and Aya Couture will have their debut in trade.
The Curve Fashion Festival
The Curve Fashion Festival, taking place in Manchester on 26 September will feature international model Fluvia Lacerda, who has featured on front covers of magazines such as Vogue Italia, is the face of the festival.
The debut event will boast a unique 1800 sqm fashion shopping hall, catwalk shows and fashion seminars. Tickets for the Fashion Hall go on sale on 29 April and will be available to buy through the website. The Curve Fashion Festival promotes body confidence and fully supports the #WeAreTheThey campaign.