January 2014 Round Up

How was your January? Hope you’ve had a good start to the year and are looking forward to things ahead. We certainly are and here at Simply Be we’ve got some very exciting plans in the pipeline so keep your eyes and ears peeled! ;)

But first things first, let’s look back and see what the month of January brought us, as we run through our highlights!

Our main highlight of the past month is when we hit over 150,000 fans on Facebook! We’re so excited to have reached this milestone and would like to thank everyone who has supported and followed us on Facebook. As a thank you we hosted a Facebook competition to give away 15 Revlon make-up bags, the winners picked at random are below, so if you’ve yet to claim your prize and your name is on the list below, please get in touch with us here: simplybefashion@hotmail.co.uk

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In the news:

The gorgeous Mindy Kaline from popular US show The Mindy Project was featured on the cover of Elle magazine as part of a four cover set to celebrate Elle’s Women in television issue, which features three other actresses bracing the cover. However as Plus Model Magazine reports Mindy’s cover is different from the other three actresses in that Mindy is shown in a black and white headshot while the others have full body shots in colour. Mindy is a UK size 12 (US size 8) so does not conform to Hollywood standards and this is why a lot of people feel the cover does not do her any justice.

Mindy pictured left, with Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschanel and Allison Williams also featured on the front cover.

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What do you think of Elle’s front cover?

The ‘plus size’ debate! What do you think of the term ‘plus size’? Do you feel the media throws this term around for celebrities and models who don’t even fall into the plus size bracket? U.S.A Cosmopolitan reports on this issue and shares their thoughts here!

Did you watch the Golden Globes? The celebrity stars took to the red carpet in all their finery. We especially loved the dresses worn by Jennifer Lawrence (pictured), Zooey Deschanel and Lena Dunham. Check out our favourite looks in our review here along with style tips on how you can recreate these gorgeous celeb trends!

NBC's "71st Annual Golden Globe Awards" - Red Carpet Arrivals

Our stores have been showcasing their favourite picks from our new collections which came out this month. Their picks include some of the stores best-selling items. Here below we’ve got some fab photos from our lovely Gateshead branch.

The tartan dress teamed with on-trend denim!

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Loving leopard! Leopard print AX Paris top with PU sleeves

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Cute dresses from AX Paris Curve!

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To beat the January blues, we created this fun mood booster to brighten up those dull days! We’ve had great fun with it – it really does put a smile on our face! :) So why not give it a go and give yourself a compliment…

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Read here for more tips to beat those winter blues!

What’s been your January highlight!

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