UK Blogs To Watch

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: June 18th, 2011

I have been a fashion blogger of Style Slicker technically for three years (now pretty much full time as I contribute two other blogs) I love the evolution process of my blog which started off as street style to the more concentrated fashion, lifestyle and travel based on my personal perspective and infatuation with fashion.  Thankfully, Style Slicker is steadily growing and it’s all thanks to your support otherwise I wouldn’t be part of United Blogs of Benetton.

I tend to banish into my own little bubble reading hundreds of new blog posts on Bloglovin’ every day with a cup of tea next to my laptop, and would spend hours and hours reading them it’s like an OCD (obsessive compulsory disorder).  We all read the UK phenomenon bloggers which brought the fashion media fever pitch over the past two years or so and we can’t seem to get enough of them still, the rising bloggers with proven success in the likes of Liberty London Girl, Disney Roller Girl, Style Bubble, The Clothes Whisperer, Mademoiselle Robot et al.

Most of the successes comes from the respective region of London where most the opportunities originates. Unfair as it may sound to you but what about smaller fashion bloggers based from outside of London that deserve a shout out and stronger presence? I would be delighted to hear your favourites. I have listed the ones I like and whom I have met in past events, they are like sparkling needles in a haystack it’s all about the quality not quantity.

Clothes, Cameras and Coffee.  Roz, a beautiful photogenic sixteen year old student and blogger living in rolling hills of rural England.  Her blog consists of eloquently spoken words with rich and enticing self style portraits. (photos courtesy of Clothes, Cameras and Coffee)

Pink Bow.  Paula is from Newcastle upon Tyne, amuses us with her love on art, beauty, fashion, food, interior, travel and vintage. (photo courtesy of Pink Bow)

The Scribbler.  Vic Riches is from London and studies fashion at Kingston University.  Her fluid illustrations captures her love of fashion and people.(illustration courtesy of The Scribbler)

Who Is Bobb Parris. Mitchell is a lawyer and street style photographer from Canada and living in London, you’re likely to see her work in the likes of H&M Life, Grazia and NYMAG’s The Cut.  Mitchell’s favourite muse and subject is Marian Kilhogo. (photos courtesy of Who Is Bobb Parris)

Peony Lim.  This striking ‘fashion starlet’ has fast becoming a favourite subject and muse amongst street style photographers.  Her personal taste in fashion is well documented in her beautifully edited style portraits. (photo is courtesy of Peony Lim)

 

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 Hello!

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: April 27th, 2011

Hello! I’m delighted to be involved in this project as an official blogger for Benetton UK, Susie Bubble and Jackie Dixon whose previously as contributors for It’s My Time project had done an amazing job followed through their adventures in New York last year.

Wait, who am I?

Some of you may have seen my face around at London Fashion, press event, showroom visit or caught me sleeping on a tube. To those who don’t well here’s a quick introduction, my name is Kit Lee a tea addict from London. I’m a freelance fashion stylist, consultant and I have a blog called Style Slicker which focus the aspect and perspective view of fashion, travel, lifestyle and very visual heavy.

What do you expect to see on Benetton UK?

Lots of beautiful imageries of course! I hope this blog would bring you some of my delightful experience, exploration and influence of UK lifestyle in different areas; fashion, technology, young and culture – be it from trends, photography, food, music, travel and the like.

So sit back, relax, have a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy.

(Photo by: Shini Park)

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 My favourite blogs

by United Blogs of Benetton on: June 26th, 2010

Okay, okay, I admit it: I LOVE BLOGS, a lot. There, I’ve said it.
Hours can disappear because I get sucked into the vortex that is the blogsphere – one blog leading you onto another and so on.
I’m sure you know how it is…

I adore getting immersed into the worlds of Scott, Garance, Rumi, Tavi, Tommy, Bryan etc but there are others out there too!

Here are a few of my favourites – what are yours? Let me know, I’d love to find some new ones.

www.MatthewEadesLondon.com

Matthew Eades is a fashion photographer based in London (and, ahem, he’s also my husband).
He does a lot of studio shoots and at the end of a working day he’ll get the model to do a sitting for his personal project, a website/blog called MatthewEadesLondon.com.
The focus of the site (and photography) is all about the model; there is no styling (no clothes at all in fact), no jazzy background or complicated set up, just the beauty of the model in her most natural form. Also, there is no text other than the model’s first name. It’s very pure and clean in aesthetic and sensibility.

www.BackyardBill.com

Bill is a friend of mine and to put it simply, he is as cool, laid-back and stylish as his blog. He photographs people in a few of their favourite outfits either in their home, or around their neighbourhood (or a combination of the two). If you ever meet Bill the blog makes even more sense, he IS his blog. All the people share a similar aesthetic too, very Brooklyn, NYC.

www.MenIWishIHadntSleptWith.com

The title pretty much says it all, but believe me, this is a blog that will have you hooked and howling with laughter. It is sharper than a Louboutin heel and is written by a friend of mine who is keeping herself anonymous for the time being. Read and enjoy…

http://zaramartin.blogspot.com/

TV presenter, ridiculously smart and gorgeous to boot. I mean really!
Her blog is fabulous, full of little nuggets of information (did you know that Harmony Korine had made a film about people that like humping trash?), or want the inside scoop on last night’s coolest party/exhibition/award ceremony? Bookmark her blog and enjoy

Jackie Dixon

 
 

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 Style

by United Blogs of Benetton on: March 17th, 2010

I’m lucky enough to have photographed a lot of really cool and stylish people for my blog.
They may all have very different vibes going on but they all have one thing in common: buckets of style. Here are a few of my favourite photos.

TAMSIN EGERTON: actress

SASA THOMANN: senior fashion editor of Elle

PORTIA FREEMAN: model

FIONA DEFFENBAUGH: designer and founder of Black Pearl Boutique

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 What style means to me

by United Blogs of Benetton on: February 16th, 2010

Is It Your Time? The good people at Benetton would like to think so…

They have launched a global casting competition entitled ‘It’s My Time’ – simply upload your picture with some snappy words to let the world know a bit about you and BOOM!
You could become the next Benetton model, fly to New York and get paid for the privilege.

Blogs have made people on the street the new style icons with legions of fans eager to get inspired – just look at The Sartorialist, Garance Dore and Jak & Jil or Tavi, Rumi and Gala.

It seems like a natural progression to make the next face of Benetton an internet find. Scouted via the web, chosen online, viewed by millions and a lot of fun along the way…

So, onto the question in hand – what does style mean to me?

1) Not relying on designer labels

2) Writing a hand-written thank you card

3) Not loosing your temper

4) Speaking to your mum regularly

5) Being able to speak another language

6) Car boot sales and/or flea markets

7) Cashmere

8) Manners

9) To always have a good book on the go

10) Home-cooked pierogi

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