Benetton Style: Equestrian-eque

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: November 8th, 2011

On a chilly afternoon on a weekend, wearing a Benetton wool blazer (a/w11), a crisp white shirt and jeans, bright yellow socks and heels, hair scrape back into a sleek bob, it would have been a serious mistake if I have worn my brown leather riding boots out in this outfit.  Why? With a pair of riding boots I would end up looking like an equestrian rider in town without a stallion.  Agree?

Thankfully the Benetton wool blazer has kept me warm throughout the evening and totally loving the whole smart ‘grown up’ look.

An Italian flavour – a dose of latte, spinach and gnocchi to give me added strength and warmth due to lack of carbs in recent weeks.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Ebay Fashion Outlet Event

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: November 4th, 2011

Last night I attended an ebay Fashion Outlet bloggers event held at W Hotel, humbled by the contemporary appearance of the newly built hotel in a touristy area of Leicester Square.  This season, ebay.co.uk releases the Winter Wardrobe collection styled by eBay’s Global Creative Director Andrea Linnet, styled and modelled by my lovely blog friends, Jennifer Inglis from The Style Crusader and Sandra Hagelstam from 5inchandup.

The outlet has brought together more than 100 fashion retailers, all of which sell large of volumes of stock through eBay with up to 70% off from the original price.

Fashion bloggers of new and familiar faces took part in a styling competition to create an outfit from selection of items, I must say the competition was fierce, the winning prize was a toy that all bloggers must have for blogging purpose, a Canon 1100D DSLR camera.

Congratulations to my (another) blog friend Alexxsia from My Labyrinth blog for winning!

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 DIY: Flower Pin Brooch

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: November 1st, 2011

Fashion DIY (Do It Yourself), is a popular hobby and blog project amongst fashion bloggers like myself, inspiration taken from catwalks to magazines those of the items we cannot afford nor available to buy, DIY is a simplest and affordable solution to create your own design signature with the help of scraps – old accessory, old clothing and even household materials.  Other traditional materials like sequins, feathers, beads can be purchased from specialised department stores (i.e John Lewis) or haberdashery shops.

Today I’m showing you a very simple DIY flower brooch, using a flower motif broken up from a piece of cheap jewellery, believe me any pieces of jewellery (necklace, bracelet, earrings) from high street stores is a haberdashery paradise for DIY-ers.

You will need layers of old newspaper, UHU glue or multi purpose glue, a brooch pin, flower motif broken up from old necklace.

Apply tiny amount of glue and spread thinly onto the brooch pin and stick firmly on (center) flat surface of back flower motif.

Lay the flower motif brooch face down on newspaper, let the glue dry for overnight.

Once the glue dried and thoroughly set, pin the DIY-ed brooch onto your desired shirt, tops or dresses. Ohhhh la la.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 LFW SS12 Street Style

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: September 22nd, 2011

Amidst the hectic tight-squeezing schedules at London Fashion Week where I have been stuffing myself with work and the busiest than previous seasons, covering shows as guest blogger for two online publications and guest tweeting, poking endlessly on my touch screen phone like I was trying to kill an angry insect.

Since I have been occupied, I’ve managed to squeeze a bit of street style on the last day with one bar of battery left.

1st row: Jen of The Style Crusader.  4th row: Frances of Happy Because.  5th row: Toni of Fashitects.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Are you ready for London Fashion Week?

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: August 26th, 2011

I can’t believe Fashion Week (New York, London, Milan and Paris) commences next month!  I remember I suffered repeated episodes of terrible lethargy, poor appetite (not time to eat and snack whilst dashing off between venues), dehydration after a week of chaotic madness at LFW. This season I will be well equipped, a daily snack in my bag as advised by Benetton PR.  Now I have three weeks to plan my LFW wardrobe, the Japanese-clashing-floral from last season is done and dusted, but I haven’t given up yet.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Benetton’s New Look

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: July 29th, 2011

What do you think of Benetton’s redesign of the website? Relaunched just a few days ago, the colourful visual and simple navigation are spot on and true to United Colors of Benetton style.  Let’s take a browse through.

Abundance of categories in their specific colour coded sections, pleased to see banner links of Colors Magazine and Benetton blog.

Womanwear section.

New on the website, a radio station with easy listening songs.

How cool is this? A product guide for customers; product care, clever washing, fabric glossary and the like.

Video section, you can view the behind the scenes, castings.

The Gadget section where you could download screensavers and wallpapers.

Easy to browse Store Locator.

You like?

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Benetton style: a pop of yellow and pink

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: July 20th, 2011

Never in the world I would be brave enough to wear a super bright fluorescent yellow trousers in London town especially in this horrid weather, nonetheless the outfit managed to brighten the depressive day.  With the Benetton trousers I balanced the yellow with a loose fit white t-shirt, multicolour necklace, pink and grey stripey cardigan, pink checks and beige converse and bright pink Benetton scarf which has a cute lip print on it.

This style has a sense of casualness, urban and hip-hop.  Ideally I would define this look as Swagger with a touch of cuteness, but what’s missing?  The look can never go without key Swagger accessories like; dice key chains, retro Casio watch, huge headphones and baseball cap.  Never mind the cluttered accessories, simpleness is the key.

Thanks to Jen of The Style Crusader for the outfit photos.

Added note: A few days after the shots posted both Benetton and Style Slicker blogs, the shot is featured on New York mag‘s this week street style.

 

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Knit your world – Special competition

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

United Kingdom is under going hormonal changes in weather (common in the summer season) with a mixture of hot flush, tantrum, tears and feverish flu.  Sounds familiar?  Welcome to the club.  Soon, cold breeze will settle in as autumn approaches closely in a few months time, as time goes we would retrieve our old friend from the back of a wardrobe, woolly scarf or thick knitted woolly jumper snuggle gently to your skin, they are like security blanket providing protection and body warmth for the next 6 months, they disappoint.  Today, I have started knitting…a skinny scarf, in preparation for the cold blast.

We have an exciting news, a competition launching soon on the Benetton blog for Benetton lovers and readers, yes I’m pointing a finger at you.  A ‘Knit your world’ category will be added to Benetton blog, this category we will be talking about wool and color on the web and social network… Follow it, a great surprise is coming!

There are 3 other contests you could participate in:

1.  United Color of Benetton will launch a Facebook application which will allow fans to weave like wool and paint their own pictures, sharing them with the rest of the world.

2.  On Twitter a game will start and everyone will tell the story of their own colourful world: @Benetton_ucb followers will send a message with #knityw as hashtag, specifying the country in which they live.

3.  On Foursquare the cities where fans are will be shown and a special will be created in 3 surprise locations.

To play with us on Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare, you must register to participate.  Leave it or regret it later.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Floaty graduation

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: July 13th, 2011

Yesterday I attended my younger brother’s graduation ceremony at Royal Holloway University in Surrey (not the Holloway Prison in London as most people assume so), I wore a pretty print georgette dress bought from Benetton the other day.  Paired with black suede heels and a velvety-fur trimmed clutch, the style looks basic and yet chic.

I love the Victorian-gothic architecture of the university building, it has a touch of Harry Potter-esque.  I hear Basic Instinct 2 was filmed there and other mentions in the best selling book The Da Vinci Code.

Some interesting colour palette on ceremony robes.

The after-ceremony is all about having fun and celebration with close friends and family.  Hat throwing is a favourite tradition with students, the end of c’est la vie hardship, now they are leading a new life as a graduate in a quest to find a dream career.

Are you graduating or attending a graduation ceremony this Summer?  If so, what will you be wearing?

The print georgette dress (style 4M5ASV1V4) retails for £49.90 and is available in selected United Color of Benetton stores.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 The hippy meets great gatsby

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: July 8th, 2011

Having already seen a couple of blog posts of the spring summer capsule collection on Spain and Italy‘s blogs, pondering when my turn will come. Luckily, a couple days ago my giant camera and I have managed to catch a sneak preview at Benetton’s flagship store on Oxford Street. The collection are already in selected United Colors of Benetton stores around the world.

The hippy meets Great Gatsby‘ is the theme for the final season of summer. Introducing relaxed styles of key pieces; oversized blouses, mini dresses, print tees, georgette dresses and skirts, impressive and surprisingly-feels-real (mock) leather trousers, feminine frills and oblique cutting for elegant occasional pieces.  The colours are dusty, warm, pale hues and subtle.  Various shades of blues and pinks hint at the autumn palette.

Pretty little collection. I can spot an ideal dress to wear to my brother’s university graduation ceremony next week.

Of course, press event at Benetton always provide little hospitality treats for journalists and bloggers for their busy schedules.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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