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New Looks – brights, checks & florals – OH MY!

28 May

During the New Look:Lock in, MFW caught up with some of the lucky customers to find out what they were spending their pennies on and how they will be styling up their new buys.

Tie-up check shirt – £12.99

Name: Ruby McGee

New Look? Ruby will be styling up her check shirt with a pair of cut-off denim shorts, a crochet cardigan, caged gladiator sandals and plenty of stacked metallic bangles.

We love Ruby’s festival style and j’adore her eye for accessories – stacked metallic bangles are a MUST-HAVE for this season.

Floral Gypsy Smock Dress – £18

Name: Karen Shields

New Look? Karen will be teaming her floral smock dress with a pair of jeggings, tan shoe boots, a bright chunky wooden bangle and a big tasseled bag.

Karen’s very fashionable yet relaxed look is spot on for Summer – we love the floral smock dress and it will go with EVERYTHING. 

Strapless babydoll dress – £30

Name: Jenny ‘Snooki’ Shearer

New Look? Jenny is going to be wearing her dress to Teesside Hospice’s Ascot Ladies day event so she will be going extra glamorous. Jenny will be teaming up her strapless dress with a a pair of platform black wedges, a delicate gold bando and big curly hair!

We love Jenny’s  choice of dress and think it’s perfect for a day at the races, keeping the rest of the look simple yet stylish will ensure she wins best look of the day. 

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Carnival Cool

28 May

Middlesbrough Fashion Week ended on a high note at the ‘New Look:Lock In – Fashion Carnival.’ From bespoke cupcakes to face-painting to live mannequins, oh and 20% discount throughout the store, it certainly was  a fun and fabulous way to end MFW. 

Before the clock hit 6pm, myself and the other MFW helpers had to prepare the store for the fashion carnival all within 30 minutes of the store closing – and by gosh it was a turbulent and busy time.

Moving the store mannequins out of the window – so the live ones could replace them, but more on that later – was a job and a half in itself!

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Hot Hawaiian

28 May

Here at MFW HQ we are scouring the streets of Middlesbrough with our trusty cameras to snoop out the best dressed fashionistas.

From hot nerdy boys to cool cougars – we will have our beady eyes out. So all we ask is that you always look your best and are in your divinest designs.

Name: Peter Hope

Style Icon? Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl
How would you describe your style? 1930’s-esque

Blazer: Vintage shop – £17
Hawaiian shirt: Topman – £26
Trousers: Topman – £30
Shoes: Topshop  – £25

We here at MFW HQ adore Peter’s smart yet laid-back style. The vintage oversized blazer is a wardrobe must-have and teaming it up with a pair of skinnies keeps the look very bang-on-trend. 

Get Peter’s cool look by teaming up a bright and beautiful floral blouse with a pair of skinny chinos and laced-up grey mega wedges.

Her name was New York

27 May

Here at MFW HQ we are scouring the streets of Middlesbrough with our trusty cameras to snoop out the best dressed fashionistas.

From hot nerdy boys to cool cougars – we will have our beady eyes out. So all we ask is that you always look your best and are in your divinest designs.

Name: Leigh Gallagher

Style Icon? Paloma Faith 
How would you describe your style? Quirky and Individual

Wrap-A-round Hairbow & Cuffs: Present from my parents when they went to New York.
Dress: Vintage store in Leeds – £20
Earrings: Vintage
Jammy dodger necklace: Market Stall in Newcastle – £15

We here at MFW HQ love, love, LOVE Leigh’s amazing style – a collection of vintage, far-A-way buys and cute accessories – please can we lend your whole wardrobe for just one day!

Get Leigh’s individual look by teaming up an effortless white lace dress with a pair of stand-out green earings and a quirky yummy biscuit necklace.

That’s the Real Deal

27 May

Here at MFW HQ we are scouring the streets of Middlesbrough with our trusty cameras to snoop out the best dressed fashionistas.

However, this week we snooped out a celeb to get the low-down on their style and you can’t get anymore extravagant then antiques expert David Dickinson!

Name: David Dickinson

Style Icon? James Dean – throughout out my teen years all I used to wear were white t-shirts, battered leather jackets and tight blue jeans.
How would you describe your style? Fancy and individual.

Suit: Tailormade for David himself.
Silk tie: Gieves & Hawkes – Savile Row
Shoes:  Prada

We here at MFW HQ love David’s decadent style and his beautiful whimsical silk tie – we wish we could have own customized suits, although perhaps pink zebra skin three piece suit wouldn’t be a good look. 

Get David’s style by teaming up an oversized white blouse with a funky tie – keep the knot loose and large – and a pair of stand out pointed stilettos.


BBFLs

26 May

Here at MFW HQ we are scouring the streets of Middlesbrough with our trusty cameras to snoop out the best dressed fashionistas.

From hot nerdy boys to cool cougars – we will have our beady eyes out. So all we ask is that you always look your best and are in your divinest designs.

Amy (left) and Charlotte (right) have amazing style! We hunted down the BFF’s to ask them all about their fab fashion..

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Top Trilby

26 May

Here at MFW HQ we are scouring the streets of Middlesbrough with our trusty cameras to snoop out the best dressed fashionistas.

From hot nerdy boys to cool cougars – we will have our beady eyes out. So all we ask is that you always look your best and are in your divinest designs.

Name: James Cronin
Age: 16

Style Icon? Me!
How would you describe your style? Whatever tickles my fancy.

Hat: Topman – £12
Blazer: New Look -£25
T-shirt: H&M – £5
Rosary Beads: Kindamagik – £3
Jeans: Topman – £28
Shoes: New Look – £30

We here at MFW HQ need James’ feathered trilby in our lives right now! – James looks bang on trend in his red & white stripy T teamed with a Navy-inspired blazer – very nautical.

Get James’ style  by teaming up a nautical blazer with a straw trilby and a quirky mix of rosary beads and charms.