How many times have you looked at a picture or performance from international wonder, Beyonce, and thought I want to be her? Well now the average girl has the opportunity to get close to this dream. Yes, it's true! Beyonce is releasing a summer collection with H&M. The collection is expected to be available both online and in store from May.
With her Mrs.Carter world tour starting in April, appearing on the V Festival line up and even voice starring in an animation due to release this summer, 'Epic', Queen B seems to be everywhere at the moment, and I'm not complaining. I love this woman and almost died when I found out about her H&M collaboration a couple of days ago. The star personally contributed to pieces in the collection that will feature swimwear and beachwear. H&M's Creative Director, Donald Schneider described the campaign as a glamorous "epic fantasy"- It is the essence of both Beyonce and H&M this summer. Beyonce explains the concept of the collection as an exploration of women's emotions using the elements of earth, wind, water and fire as representations.
I think the best thing about H&M's designer and celebrity collaborations is that they are now moving from just being affordable fashion to affordable high fashion. The retailer is able to accommodate to the every day woman, providing ways for them to exude luxury fashion without the luxury prices.
Click here for more about Beyonce for H&M. Take a look at the trailer for Epic here and listen to Beyonce's new song, "Bow Down/I Been on", here.
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It may not look or feel like it, but the season of spring is nigh and the weather will be changing. It's time to prepare your spring and summer wardrobe. After some serious and thorough research, I've noted the most common trends for the seasons of SS 2013 in order to give you all some tips on where to get a cheaper ticket for the trendy train.
5 TRENDS OF SS13
Welcome to the 60's
Get your mini skirts and hairspray out, groovy stripes and checks are here for the summer in both bright colours and classic monochrome with mix of 60's prints and cuts.
Do it like a dude with this smart, androgynous trend of suits and ties.
Minimal- Simple, clean, elegant.
Crop Tops- Better start doing those daily sit-ups because it's gettin' cropped in here.
Power Women- Shoulder pads at the ready, the 80's style power woman is stepping onto the scene, stiletto's and all.
White- Shades on! This season is looking bright with white sweeping the catwalks.
Metallics- Jump into the future this spring/summer rocking futuristic metallic clothing
I genuinely can't put them in an order of what I like most, a mother can't pick between her children, so in no particular order...
I got this Astraka coat after a summer working at Bernardo's just before going to uni. It's so warm and the quality of the faux fur is great- No moulting and no clumping! I have to say that the best thing about a fur coat is that you could just be in a t-shirt and leggings and still look effortlessly classy.
2) My oversized leather jacket
Farleigh Hospice: £15
This grungy, leather bomber jacket is the best way to add an edge to any outfit and I love that even though it's starting to get a bit shabby, I can still get away with wearing it because that's just the look.
3) My classic scarf
This baroque print scarf was probably one of the first things I bought from a charity shop. Even with the pattern, it seems to go with everything. Great way to add a bit of colour to an outfit.
4) My trusted denim shirt
Like the scarf, this shirt has been in the family for a long time. A denim shirt is a definite necessity, you can wear them as a jacket through the summer and under a jacket through the winter whilst still carrying off a casual vintage look. It provides comfort and style all year round.
5) My cute dungarees
These washed denim dungarees actually still had a tag on them from Rokit when I bought them, which is one of my favourite vintage stores on Brick Lane. Originally the dungarees were trousers instead of shorts but, with them being about 4 sizes too big, I genuinely looked like I was a child in their parents clothing so that had to go. Oversized dungarees are great for the perfect 90's child look.