28 April 2014

Fashion First Timer at McAthurGlen Designer Outlet

WHAT Fashion First Timer at McAthurGlen Designer Outlet
WHEN  26th April 2014
WHERE Online

Earlier this month, I was invited to Cheshire Oaks for a 24hour Spring and Summer '14 style challenge.
On Friday, I arrived and stayed at The Abode, Chester where I was greeted by Claire, Jen and Isa who took me out for drinks then dinner at Joseph Benjamin. This was my very first time ever in Chester and I already loved the history, restaurants and the people of course. 

The next day, the team and I met up with Disneyrollergirl at the management suite, where we were both given a £300 gift card to spend on the items and brands of our choice. We also had to pick our edit of five key spring summer pieces. Where the team from McArthurGlen bought the items and give them away as a prize on McArthurGlen Twitter. We were both told to select our five key SS14 items and then chat through your edit, why you chose them, the brands etc.

The team then showed us around McAthurGlen before our challenge to familiarise ourselves with the shops and high street stores. After an hour we separated while we each filmed our picks and from each of the stores. Lucky, prior to the observation I knew exactly what shops to hit and how much to spend and to my immense surprise, the shops I picked were generously stocked with amazing items that were in fashion and trend this season highly appealing to me as a fashionmister particularly the luxury brands such as Reiss, Church’s, Polo Ralph Lauren with HUGE reductions from the RRP.

We then stopped for a delightful lunch at Ed's Diner, where we gossip about what we picked and the unbelievable discount price and note to all this was my very first time at the Designer outlet store and I was extremely impressed with what I saw.

Lets talk about the stores, f
iltering through 145 brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Joseph, Reiss and Church’s, and thousands of product on offer wasn’t easy, but the style experts rose to the challenge, picking out the key pieces for style savvy men and women everywhere. You can go and come away armed with inexpensive goodies sold at discounted prices – typically between 30% and 70% off.

Gap, All Saints, Diesel, Levi's, picking up many little bargains. But there's far more than that, there are sports shops, electronics stores, homeware outlets, the list just goes on. You'd find it hard to visit everything in a single day, and it would take me about five pages to list everything. I'd heartily recommend that you download the online store guide before you go and perhaps print out a copy to ensure that you don't get lost or miss anything.

After finishing picking our SS14 edits we went back to management suite where we filmed a short film. Check out my bargains and trend tips below. 

McArthurGlen loved the spring summer edit so much that it’s just too good to keep to ourselves, we are now giving you the chance to win the edits. Simply follow us on Twitter using the handle @McArthurGlenUK and retweet our competition tweet. Two winners will be chosen at random on 11th May. Good luck FashionMisters!

Best Dressed Judge at The Grand National 2014

WHAT  The Grand National 2014
WHEN  22nd April 2014
WHERE Online

Earlier this month, The AMAZING team from Liverpool ONE and Think Publicity invited me (Prince Cassius), Lydia Abraham from (Fashion Influx) and Naomi Roland from (Two Shoes, One Pair) to be Judges at the Crabbie’s Grand National 2014 Ladies’ Day Best Dressed Competition. Having already worked with Liverpool ONE before and judged Best Dressed at the races it was an honour. 


Liverpool ONE is one of Europe’s leading retail and leisure destinations, set in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. Built around the existing streets of Liverpool, the 1.65 million sq ft contemporary open-air complex is a stylish must-see destination for those who love to shop, eat, drink and relax.

Liverpool ONE includes over 160 stores, bars and restaurants, a fantastic 14 screen cinema, an indoor adventure golf course and a five-acre park. Stores include high street favourites such as Topshop, John Lewis and Debenhams. Peter’s Lane, Liverpool ONE’s designer fashion hub, is the home of big brand style. It plays host to stores including Whistles, Radley, Reiss, Hobbs, The Kooples, Karen Millen, Tessuti and Flannels. You’ll also find Beauty Bazaar, Harvey Nichols, the ultimate luxury beauty experience and one-stop destination for all things beauty. The boutique arcade is nestled perfectly within Liverpool ONE, neighbouring other big high street brands.

Liverpool ONE were the Official Style Partner of The Crabbie’s Grand National 2014. The Ladies’ Day Best Dressed competition took place on Friday 4 April with the prize for one lucky winner including an exclusive holiday to the Dominican Republic worth £10,000 as well as a £250 Gift Card to spend at Liverpool ONE, every month for a year - how amazing does that does.

We arrived at The Crabbie’s Grand National in the morning and were whisked away to the stylish lounge sponsored by Liverpool ONE. The lounge was a stylish destination where me and the judges would scout for the most stylish ladies and guide them to turn up and register. The judges and I went separate ways throughout the day to scout for the most stylish ladies and eventually met up mid afternoon to checkout each others taste.

We arrived at The Crabbie’s Grand National in the morning and were whisked away to the stylish lounge sponsored by Liverpool ONE. The lounge was a stylish destination where me and the judges would scout for the most stylish ladies and guide them to turn up and register. The judges and I went separate ways throughout the day to scout for the most stylish ladies and eventually met up mid afternoon to checkout each others taste.

After lunch we all gathered back again Naomi was looking for a lady with style and a matching hat. Lydia was looking someone well put together and stylish also. Finally, I was looking for a personality, a character, someone also stylish but with a sense of effortlessly done up. 

Interview with Stylist Magazine

Interview with ITV News

Channel 4 Coverage
Having more than 70 stylish ladies who entered, the judges were sent to a V.I.P room to break that number down to top 10 each so 30 ladies in total. Believe me that was harder than it sounds. The Best Dressed where then announced and called to the stage where drinks awaited them. 

I must say, having a large public audiences even made it harder but we truly enjoyed our top 10 stylish Best Dressed. After the Best Dressed nominees mingled, the judges were then called back to the V.I.P room to finally select ONE stylish lady per person. The Three Best Dressed were then put forward onto the public and announced to vote for the any of them via Liverpool ONE facebook, however the final decisions would be left for the Judges.

The Gorgeous Three Finalist

All the three stunning finalists were incredible stunning but after long and tough considerations the Judges and I finally decided the WINNER had to be Becky Nightingale. We choose Becky Nightingale as she had style from head to toe, she was a character and truly deserved it. Becky Nightingale, dressed in a floral print and coordinating pastel shades, the must have colour palette this Spring/Summer. 

Becky's effortless style and choice of pastels have gained her the title of Best Dressed Lady at this year’s Crabbie's Grand National, as well as a fantastic £10,000 holiday to the Dominican Republic, £250 every month for a year to spend at Liverpool ONE and a £260 necklace and bracelet from Hot Diamonds. 

Check out Becky's interview from Liverpool ONE (here)

Congrats once again Becky. We hope you enjoy that fantastic holiday and spending money at Liverpool ONE & Also not forgetting the gorgeous Necklace and Bracelet.

A massive THANK YOU to the entire TEAM at Liverpool ONE - LOVE YOU GUYS! A big Thank you again from me and the judges.

Also a special thank you to Think Publicity in Liverpool without you all I wouldn't be doing what I love.

Miss you all x

21 April 2014

Zara Man SS14

WHAT Zara Man SS14
WHEN  20th April 2014
WHERE Online
' Zara Man SS14 '

Check out the stunning SS14 men's collection from Zara. I'm so obsessed. Check out below and let me know what you FashionMisters think?  Let the summer looks began :) 

7 April 2014

What I Wore to the Grand National

WHAT The Grand National Fashion Judges
WHEN  7th April 2014
WHERE Online

Cream Blazer: McCann Bespoke 
Formal Shirt: Lands'End
Double Breasted Blazer & Tie & Tie Pin: Austin Reed
Clutch: Knomo Bags
Black Skinny Jeans: Zalando
Slippers: Galet

" Our best dressed accolade goes to this charming young man, below, who totally stole the show - excellent suit, expert coat-as-cape wearing and a marvellous crowning glory. His two lady companions are also bang on with their co-ordinating cream jackets, demure dresses and understated hats. "

Looking good: Fashion blogger Prince Cassius (centre) and two glamorous friends make their way into the Aintree racecourse for a day out at the races"

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