Struggling to find the perfect present for the picky people in your life? Well fear not, your pals at Simply Be have done the hard work for you and found some fantastic gifts that won’t end up on Ebay by Boxing Day. From the designer diva to the man in your life, check out or top present picks this Christmas and get your festive shop on quick sharp!
Hey there, pretty lady…
If she’s a girly girl with a penchant for preening, fill up her stocking with beauty booty and must-have hair products.
Today we’re proud to release our new video – we hope you like it!
And we hope that in some small way we can help make women feel fabulous about themselves, and treasure what makes them unique.
So here it is! If you like it please do share it, and join in the conversation about it on Twitter using #SimplyBeYourself
Filming the video was lots of fun, and took place at various locations across London, from Clapham Common to multiple coffee shops! Well done to all the team – especially our two leading ladies. Hats off to Bonnie in a particular for enduring the ‘splashing scene’ on a cold November day Tweets about “#SimplyBeYourself”
Sexy, chic and slimming…long live the LBD! First heralded as the future of figure-flattering fashion way back in the 1920s, the Little Black Dress has become a must-have item for style-savvy ladies the world over.
What started as a sketch of a simple yet elegant, black, long sleeve dress by none other than Coco Chanel, has become a century-long obsession with the LBD. At the time, Vogue predicted that the style would become a uniform for fashion conscious females; a forecast which proved entirely accurate. But, with the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe advocating the look, it’s hardly surprising that the LBD became (and remains) such a firm wardrobe favourite.
One LBD. Three ways to wear.
In recognition of the versatility, longevity and altogether fabulousness of this sleek and subtle number, we bring you three very different outfits using one of our favourite LBDs from the Simply Be collection.
Crush on velvet with this lush LBD paired with rough-and-ready boots and accessories for instant off-duty cool.
Starring alongside Michael Douglas in the 1992 erotic thriller, Sharon Stone plays Basic Instinct’s devil in a white dress (and no knickers) flawlessly. With an icy blonde bob, figure-hugging dress, killer heels and a cut-throat stare, she has to be the most fashionable femme fatale ever to grace our screens.
Throughout the movie, Catherine Tramell (Stone’s character) is dressed in the pale, neutral hues of white and beige. This is a smart move by costume designer, Ellen Mirojnick, who avoids the cliché of dark vampy dresses for the brash and highly charged Catherine and, instead, further fuels the whodunit mystery by dressing our suspect in light, innocent tones. Some might argue that these blanched shades do nothing to fight for Tramell’s innocence; on her, they appear cold, contemporary and sexed up…much like Stone’s portrayal of the saucy siren. Continue reading →
Thanks to Simply Be and Vintage or Tacky, channelling your inner Betty Grable is a breeze. With waist-cinching details and bust-boosting cuts worn with sultry make up and a retro ‘do, this glam look is the go-to trend for ladies who like a little retro in their wardrobe rotation!
Showcasing the female form in all its glory, pin up-inspired style has held a place in our hearts (and wardrobes) for decades. Typically featuring curvaceous beauties in comprimising positions, these iconic images were both suggestive and naive; a clever and perpetually sexy combination which has appealed since the 19th century. While men drooled over them, us girls lusted after their sense of style. In their figure-hugging tops, soft skirts and revealing a flash of flesh, these outrageously glam ladies oozed sex appeal with just a dose of cheeky charm. Continue reading →
There’s a bit of a celebrity baby boom brewing at the moment, with everyone from Kelly Clarkson to Kate Winslet expecting the pitter patter of tiny designer booties. While these lucky ducks have stylists on hand to see them through those sartorially-tricky months, we mere mortals must muddle through on our own…and dressing for two can leave some in a bit of a sticky style spot.
Never fear, mums-to-be, a little muffin in the oven needn’t mean nine months of wardrobe misery! We’ve looked to the stars for some style inspiration and created six gorgeous looks straight from our very own maternity range, available in sizes 14-32.
The (seemingly) perpetually pregnant Jessica Simpson gets maternity style spot on with this animal-print dress and black accessories. What better way to show of your baby-mamma curves than with an all-over eye-catching pattern?
Catching Fire, the second instalment of the fantastic Hunger Games trilogy, hits our screens tomorrow and boy, are we excited! Based on the spellbinding books by Suzanne Collins, we’ve been enthralled by Panem and its troubled inhabitants since that very first chapter. Remaining true to the dark, tormented atmosphere of the books, the 2012 cinematic adaptation perfectly portrayed Collins’ terrifying but spectacular vision of the future, and Catching Fire looks set to be a stunner. Continue reading →
In the role that catapulted her to style super stardom, Grace Kelly plays Rear Window’s leading lady, Lisa Fremont, in some of the most stunning (but wearable) outfits seen in cinema. Even today, there is much discussion around how fashion is represented throughout the film, with each of Kelly’s looks helping to tell Hitchcock’s suspenseful story.Continue reading →