Tag Archive: Uniqlo

Apr 10 2012

Shopping: Uniqlo Launches Barbie Collection

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It seem like months ago I was tweeting that Uniqlo Japan were selling cool Barbie t-shirts as part of their UT collection, and this week they launched in the UK. It is a fun collection of graphic t-shirts, some with cute peter pan collars, others just with Barbie written all over them, but my favourites have to be the slogan tees with: ‘Why can’t all men be like Ken?’, ‘It’s all about the hair’, ‘Power to the pump’, and ‘So many shoes, so little time’.

It is one cute collection and at only £14.90 a t-shirt I think I might need to buy a few, and here are my top three.

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Barbie white tee with shoe print and peter pan collar detailing, £14.90.

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Grey Barbie t-shirt with peter pan collar detailing and the slogan ‘Style icons come and go. Well, some of them’, £14.90.

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And last but not least, I love this natural Barbie t-shirt with ‘Honestly, Queen for the day just wasn’t enough for me’, how adorable is the tiara detailing, £14.90.

With more than 20 in the collection, which one will you choose?

Jan 01 2012

Winter Warmers: Great Coats At January Sale Prices

I always find getting my winter coat one of the most stressful shopping experiences, that is after finding the most perfect pair of jeans – but I have tracked down some beauties in the January sales. From the classic duffle coat, which is my new favourite – I quite like the Paddington Bear look, to another classic the Pea Coat that was seen on the runways at Stella McCartney and YSL. I have also added in some bright coats to brighten up any winter morning, as well as some chic two-tone coats perfect for office.

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If you are after a classic, while still being a little quirky you can’t go too wrong with a duffle coat – these are my top three duffles:

1. Lands’ End, Wool Duffle, £110 down from £180, Landsend.co.uk

2. Uniqlo, Wool Duffle, £39.90 down from £89, Uniqlo.com

3. Vicky Smith, Women’s Winter Duffle Coat, £39.99 down from £59.99, Amazon.co.uk

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Everyone needs to have a colourful coat in their wardrobe. How about this gorgeous blue maxi from Reiss or the cute 60s dolly coat from Oasis – there is so much choice this season.

1. Oasis, 60s Dolly Coat, £35 was £45, Oasis-Stores.com – I just adore this pastel colour, the swing silhouette and that adorable Princess collar and large buttons.

2. Reiss, Belted Raglan Sleeve Sapphire Coat, £195 was £345, Reissonline.com

3. Wallis, Pink 1923 Fur Trim Mohair Coat, £75 was £150, Wallis.co.uk – brighten up your winter days with this gorgeous coat that has been spotted on Daybreak presenter Kate Garraway.

4. Warehouse, Mustard coat, £35 was £45, Warehouse.co.uk

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For a shorter coat style the Pea Coat is a perfect solution. I have selected some varying styles from faux fur collars to a boxy shape – as well as something a little colourful. All will look perfect dressed down with jeans – my favourite has to be the Tartan print from ASOS.

1. ASOS, Tartan Pea Coat With Faux Fur Collar, £34 down from £85, ASOS.com

2. Dorothy Perkins, Red Short Pea Coat, £35 down from £45, DorothyPerkins.com

3. Dorothy Perkins, Fur Collar Boxy Pea Coat, £40 down from £59, DorothyPerkins.com

4. New Look, Collarless Pea Coat, £18 down from £44.99, NewLook.com

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Two-tone and monochrome coats seem to be around every year but the two I have chosen will look amazing for the office or a smart function.

1. Debenhams, Principles by Ben de Lisi, Black Colour Block Coat, £89.10 was £99, Debenhams.com

2. French Connection, Colour Block Wonderland Coat, £97.50 was £195, FrenchConnection.com – you can’t go wrong with a military coat mixed in with a retro two-tone vibe.

Happy shopping!!!

Aug 22 2011

AW11 Press Day: Uniqlo The Art Of Science

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I have had these pics from the Uniqlo for a while now, to be honest I completely forgot about them as I did a post on the Save Japan t-shirts and the rest of the pictures were left untouched. But I just had to share as the concept of the press day was an art installation and a science lesson all rolled into one, an education on Uniqlo’s technology for autumn/winter.

#1 Ultra Light Down

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This collection is amazing for people like me who are generally always cold as each garment is made from 90% pure goose down and 10% feathers. I am talking padding and warmth without the bulk, yes you can wear padding without looking like Michelin man, as there are styles that are fitted for a great silhouette. The line features gilets, jackets, parkas and coats from £39.90 in a gorgeous selection of colours, of course my favourite was this pink one *looks more red in this pic though*.

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#2 Heattech

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This is the science lesson that fascinated me most, as the Heattech functional fashion is made from milk protein fibres, I know crazy right but apparently they help to lock in the heat. I love a basic layer, and this line is great for wearing on their own or layered, oh and they are super soft. There are lots of different styles and cuts in a range of colours, and prices start from just £9.90. When I saw the collection it reminded me of my ski base layers but with a lot more fashion, as you can get really nice striped ones.

#3 Denim

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I have to admit I have never thought about getting denim from Uniqlo, I don’t really have a reason why, but I am definitely going to have to give it ago for my up-coming denim challenge. This installation was my favourite as it could easily double as piece of modern art, and all it is overlapped jeans.

I loved the fact that the women’s jeans have an emphasis on ‘shape, cut and design’ for the perfect fit, and will have to put the line to these to the test. I am also intrigued by the pair which uses Heattech, this could be a great idea for added warmth during the winter months. Prices start at £39.90.

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#4 Cashmere and Merino

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Knitwear for me is one of the reasons I shop in Uniqlo, it is always such amazing quality and most of all they do such great winter staples in amazing colours. For this autumn/winter they have a colour spectrum of 25 shades, from pastels and jewel tones to bold primary colours like this pillar box red. Choose from over five different wools, cashmere, merino, lambswool, merino cashmere and new light wool, which has the most gorgeous over-sized smock styles.

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I do love it when brands take me on a journey for their press day, I loved what Uniqlo did, and I even came away with a little science knowledge!!

 

 

May 27 2011

Charity: Uniqlo Save Japan Tees

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I don’t think many retailers could get the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Lady Gaga, and Victoria Beckham to design a t-shirt in aid of charity, well that is what Uniqlo have done for the SaveJapan initiative.

The 10 celebs and designers have collaborated with Uniqlo to raise funds for the Japanese Red Cross and the recovery efforts in north-eastern Japan, and I love all of their quirky designs.

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My favourite two designs has to be the simple-yet-effective message from Victoria Beckham ‘Sending Love And Hope'; and the butterfly motif from Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively, with the message ‘just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly’.

Also involved with the project are Orlando Bloom, Cyndi Lauper, Charlize Theron, Alber Elbaz, Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow. The Fashion Unites For Japan tees go on sale globally on June 25, priced £12.99 each, and the initiative is expected to raise about 100 million yen, that is around £757,000.

Seriously great cause, great designs and an easy way to do your bit.

May 16 2011

Daily Shop: Uniqlo Goes Pirate Crazy

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This week the fourth instalment of Pirates of the Caribbean movie hits the cinema and I love that Uniqlo has added to its quirky t-shirt collection with its latest Disney collaboration. The line of tees includes womens and mens styles for £12.99, featuring Jack Sparrow, the pirate ship, the compass, the skull and crossbones, and swords, click here to see the whole collection.

My favourite from the women’s collection has to be this purple boat round-necked cropped t-shirt, £12.99. But for men, it has to be the Jack Sparrow t-shirt, which comes in olive and white.

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Apr 21 2011

Retro Crush: Uniqlo Care Bears Collection

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Care-a-Lot, far above the clouds, comes to the high street

I am a huge fan of Uniqlo’s graphic tees and quirky collaborations, I loved the Disney Project, the Agyness and Emily Deyn collection, and now the Japanese store have brought back my adorable furry friends, Care Bears, from my childhood back to life. *Thinking of digging out my teddy’s for a special photoshoot*.

From FunShine Bear to Love-a-Lot Bear, and even Grumpy Bear to spice things up, this Uniqlo UT Collection is super cute. I have to admit I have purchased two tees, which I will work with my denim skirt, and when I gain confidence *and shed some weight* with denim cut-off shorts. For only £7.99, this is a great excuse to cheer yourself up, buy, buy, buy!!!

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I picked up these beauties above, with them only being £7.99, I just couldn’t choose one!!

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FunShine Bear


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Love-a-Lot Bear

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Grumpy Bear

There are more to choose from, around 20, so check them all out at Care-a-Lot land via Uniqlo here and buy your favourite.

I hear the next collaboration is with Barbie – oh please let that be true, as I will certainly have to pick up each and everyone of them.

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Jan 03 2011

Love: Uniqlo Disney Project – Bring Me Mickey

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I am sure I am a bit late on the uptake of this limited edition Disney collection at Uniqlo, but I just had to share. I have always been more Barbie than Disney, but there is something about Mickey ears that really makes me smile on clothing.

My favourite piece from the line is has to be the Jacquard Mickey Cardigan, £29.99, check out the Minnie and her bow – super cute, warm and cosy, and has been added to my online basket as I type this!

Close second and third on my hit list has to be this Fleece Hoodie in bright pink, £24.99, and this adorable Graphic T, which is a bargain at £6.99. There is also a flannel shirt which caught my eye but I felt that was a step too far.

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