Dress up with burlesque
If you’re crazy for vintage style, kit yourself out with feathered fans and silky corsets. Team lush lace lingerie with velvet accessories to create costumes that rival the hottest retro looks. What are you waiting for? Let your theatrical side run wild.
Dreaming of opulent vintage décor? Mix it up with antique furniture, bold colours and plush fabrics. Don’t forget gorgeous low lighting and a touch of gold for that all-important sparkle factor. Your dressing room awaits.
Cat eyes, blood red lips and black lace – Draw beauty inspiration from burlesque legend Dita Von Teese and channel the glitz and glamour of vintage stage. Make an unforgettable entrance with long fluttering lashes, pin curls and shimmering rouge.
A feathered, bejewelled spectacle – immerse yourself in Venice Carnival with a mask of fiery plumes, an intricately embroidered costume and a voluminous cloak for a final touch of mystery. Add regal gold accessories and make your outfit worthy of the most magical of cities.
World-renowned for its delicacy and elaborate patterns, Venetian glass is the ultimate in artisan style. Handmade by time-honoured experts and carefully tinted with bright colours, it’s always unique. Pick up a one-of-a-kind necklace or a centrepiece for your home.
You’re a free spirit – lighting up the room with sunshine yellows and glowing greens, bringing warmth and energy. Summer prints and splashes of neon add an extra vibrancy. Channel the carnival mood with glow sticks and a crop top to show off your summer figure.
The road ahead is quiet. The Italian heat is scorching. You’re off to pick up your dream girl. She adores your 1970s Vespa. You adore the yesteryear; you find modern motorcycles a little intimidating, so you love the nifty Vespa. Darting in and out of roads. Riding down tiny winding lanes. Whipping past espresso bars and gelaterias. Take in the Italian views from the best seat in the house. Travel the way you always dreamed – on a vintage Vespa.
A romantic getaway – it doesn’t get much better than the meandering canals and golden churches of Venice. Glide along in a gondola and Marvel at San Marco and the Doge’s Palace. Look the part with sharp tailoring and hand-woven Venetian silk scarves in cobalt blues.
Visit the world’s largest antiques market and give well-loved pieces a new lease of life. Shabby chic is the order of the day, with abundant florals, worn white paint and crushed velvet, alongside Victorian oak furniture. Go vintage for timeless elegance.
Who hasn't dreamt of bumping into Hugh Grant in one of London's most amazing neighbourhoods? Today, I'd like to be in Notting Hill. I would go to Alice's and find some antiques, then make my way up to a travel books library and escape for a bit while drinking tea in a comfy club sofa...
It’s festival season. Basslines shake the ground beneath your feet as you head for the main stage. Take inspiration from Notting Hill Carnival and bring out the brights – this isn’t the time to be a wallflower. Stand out from the crowd with tropical prints and bold blues.
It’s a lazy day by the poolside and you’re sipping cool coconut cocktails under shady palm leaves. The colours around you are dazzling. Recreate that tropical atmosphere with hot flamingo pinks, lime greens and cool vintage pieces. Who says home can’t feel like a holiday?
The sun’s shining and the water’s warm. There’s a party feeling in the air. Help them get into the carnival spirit with great beachwear in bright festival colours and treat them to toys and DVDs featuring everyone’s favourite talking parrot, Rio, and his tropical friends.
A hot day in Rio de Janeiro and there’s a beach full of beautiful bodies. What could elevate this perfect picture of paradise to the next level - a churrasco of course?! Brazilians barbecue like no other nation; they put everyone else to shame. Step up your barbecue game – grill juicy perfectly seasoned steak and make your kebabs devastatingly dreamy. Top off a perfect day at Copacabana with a lime heavy caipirinha – viva Brazil!
You’ve dreamt of this for years, your older brother talks about nothing else. Fresher’s week – the last hazy days of summer, but you’re starting afresh. Who will be on your corridor? Get ready for the party with cards, punch bowls and the basslines to make the halls shake.
Whether you’re watching thousands of happy people dancing from your spot on a crowded pavement or from the comfort of your home, bring Rio Carnival to your wardrobe, wherever you are. Celebrate in style with bright, sizzling colours, bold prints and exotic statement pieces.
Monochrome has always been a hypnotic trend. Channel Twiggy’s minimal, wide-eyed Sixties look and sport graphic patterns for a unique daytime option. Make a statement in seminars with bold shapes and clean lines, adding a splash of colour with bright red nails.
Ambitious and intelligent, you know you’ve got what it takes to create an internet revolution. But any social media guru needs the Apple Macs to match, so get some brushed steel, cutting edge tech to help you with your latest scheme. Ready to take over the world?
A fresh start – away from home, you’ve got free reign to create your own space. Keep it crisp with whites and greys, and that modernist design your parents never liked. Sleek and adult, make sure your smart desktop and that all-important alarm clock take pride of place.