Showing posts with label styling up news. Show all posts
Showing posts with label styling up news. Show all posts

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Miss Selfridge at Styling Up

We have a new brand in our website!! Now, our fashion stylists will also recommend clothes, accessories and shoes from Miss Selfridge for your body shape and size.

For those who are not familiar with this brand, Miss Selfridge is a well known high street brand that has over 180 stores in the UK. Their designs are fun, fresh and they focus on young, feminine and glamorous fashion.

The brand's history goes back to 1966 as it began in the young fashion wing of Selfridges department store. By the next year, the brand expanded to the Lewis department stores and two years later, it started opening independent stores... until today where it has stores all across the UK.

To see what our stylists recommend for you from this brand, visit our style shop and log in with your account details.

Which other brands would you like to see in our website?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Simply Be at Stylingup.com

We heard your feedback regarding clothes for curvy women and, now, we have another great high street brand in our website: Simply Be. This label has some awesome and exclusive designs for plus size women and now our fashion stylists will also recommend clothes from this brand.

Simply Be is a great brand for plus size women. It has fashionable clothing at affordable prices and their sizes range from 14 to 32. Their collections include gorgeous dresses for every occasion, jeans with several cuts, tops, skirts, trousers and many more women's clothes.

To see what our stylists recommend for you from this brand, visit our style shop and log in with your account details (please make sure you update your measurements every once in a while to make sure we provide you the best recommendations).

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bloggers review Styling Up

Our website has only one purpose: to help women with their fashion dilemmas and to help them find the best clothes for their shape and size without the stress of going to several shops and trying clothes on. So… with that in mind, we love feedback and we love hearing from your own experience in our website (it’s your feedback that helps us improve our service to you).

Recently, some bloggers reviewed our website and we couldn’t be happier with their feedback. So, we’d like to DEEPLY THANK THEM for taking the time to take a look at what we so passionately do at stylingup.com


This is a lovely blog written by Georgie Loring, an 18 year old fashion and beauty enthusiast from the UK. In her blog she writes about fashion and beauty. She also has some lovely outfits of her own and some other posts about the things she loves the most. Make sure you take a look at her blog. You can also read her review about us in this link.






In this awesome UK blog you’ll find several fashion and beauty related reviews. From nail lacquers to skin serum… this blog has many helpful reviews that will surely help you decide on your next buy. Though the name of the blog is Smeethsays Fashion, there are also some awesome posts about books, home, tech and fitness. Thanks to Hannah for reviewing our website (read the review here).




In this lifestyle magazine you’ll find several women related articles. The main themes are beauty, fashion, health and living and it has some pretty useful articles and tips, written by several writers. Jessica Adams reviewed our website and she also included a step by step guide with screenshots. Awesome! Thanks to Jessica for such an awesome website review. Read it here: Styling Up – A new way of shopping online.




Again, thanks to all the lovely ladies for reviewing our website. We’re really honored! Make  sure you stop by at their blogs and take a look.

Meanwhile, we’re always looking for feedback. If you have some recommendations, suggestions, questions, or just want to say hello, make sure you drop us a line through our contact form.

Monday, August 19, 2013

New brand at Styling Up: New Look

We're very happy to announce that we have another great brand in our website: New Look. Now, our fashion stylists will also recommend clothes from this awesome brand.

New Look is a well known British fashion brand with edgy clothes for women. They focus on translating the latest trends from the catwalk to the high street and their designs are stylish with a more urban style.

They opened their first store in Taunton in 1969 and, in the last year, they had more than 10 million women shopping for womenswear in their stores. New Look has over 1000 stores worldwide, including in several countries across Europe and the Middle East.
Check out our style shop to see clothes from this awesome brand and other fantastic high street brands as well.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Dorothy Perkins at Styling Up

We have another brand in our website: Dorothy Perkins. Now, our fashion stylists will also recommend women's clothing for your body shape and size from this awesome brand.

Dorothy Perkins is a major fashion brand that provides a wide range of stylish women's wear. It has nearly 6000 stores on the UK and over 50 stores internationally. This brand offers affordable and feminine clothes in a wide range of sizes, from 6 to 22. It's classic and chic style make its designs unique and absolutely awesome.
Check out our style shop to see clothes recommended from our stylists from this and other high street brands. Any other brand you'd like to see in our website? If so, please comment below.

Friday, June 28, 2013

French Connection at Styling Up

We're very pleased to announce that we have a new brand at Stylingup.com. French Connection is a well known fashion brand that offers a wide range of women's clothes, with very fashionable designs at great quality for price. This brand was founded in 1972 by Stephen Marks and it's a great pleasure to have this awesome brand in our website.

Now, our stylists will also recommend clothes from French Connection for your body shape and size. Excited? We are!!


Which other brands would you like to see at stylingup.com with recommendations from our fashion stylists?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

WIN a gorgeous silicone necklace

Styling Up has teamed up with Beija Flor and we're giving a gorgeous silicone necklace to one lucky winner in the Styling Up's facebook page.


To make sure you enter this competition, just go to our facebook page and click on the "WIN" tab. Please note that this tab is only available on Desktop version and it's not working on mobile.

In that tab, after liking our page, you may comment by answering the question: "What would you wear this necklace with?" and pasting a link from the Styling Up's website. To increase your chances of winning, you can comment every day.

Share this with your BFF's so they can also get a chance to win.

You can also visit our website to see what our stylists recommend for your shape and size and Beija Flor's facebook page for more stunning silicone necklaces.

Good luck!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Win 2 gorgeous Beija Flor handmade silicone necklaces

Styling Up has teamed up with Beija Flor and together we’re giving away two gorgeous handmade necklaces, made in lightweight silicone. One is from the Petals collection and is available in emerald green, and the other one is from the Butterflies collection and is available in cappuccino/beige.


To win them all you have to do is to sign up for free in stylingup.com website (if you don’t have an account) and achieve the required points. You can achieve these points just by inviting friends through our "invite friends" button (in the website), rating and reviewing items and also uploading photos (with your review). 

To know more about how you can claim these wonderful necklaces, visit our style points shop

Beija Flor is a collection of fashion accessories made in silicone, a material that besides being hypoallergenic is also lightweight, washable and resistant, to both use and handle (up to baby proof!).

If you want to know more about our website, check out our how it works page. 

Have a question about this giveaway or our website? Please use our contact form.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Shop for your body shape and size with Stylingup.com

We launched a "how it works" video that explains how you can shop for your body shape and size at stylingup.com. In this video you can see how the website works and how easy is to sign up and start receiving recommendations from our stylists.

So... are you tired of wasting time in several stores looking for clothes that really fit and flatter your body shape? Try Stylingup.com

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Great promotions this week

We have some great promotions, discounts and coupon codes this week from some of our partners that we'd like to share with you. These include shoes, clothes and bags with great discounts. Who doesn't love a freebie or promo? Happy shopping!

Accessorize


This week, Accessorize is offering £10 off a wide range of shoes, mostly comfy ballerinas. With this promo, you can get a pair of ballerinas from only £5. Check their promo page for more information.


Missguided


Missguided is offering a free UK Next Day & Standard Delivery on All Orders. If you were waiting for a promo like this, just type the code: APRIL10 at check out. Please note that this offer is only available until Midnight of Friday, 19th April. You can check their items directly in their online store or through our style shop where you can find clothes for your shape.

Allsole.com


Allsole.com are offering several promotions that we think you might love. Here they are:

15% off UGG Boots
Code: UGG15S
Valid until midnight on the 23rd of April

Save £30 when you Spend £100
Code: ASAVE30
Valid until midnight on the 23rd of April
Excludes Grenson

Save £50 when you spend £250
Code: ASAVE50
Valid until midnight on the 23rd of April
Excludes Grenson

Boden


Boden is also offering a 10% off plus free delivery and free returns. Also, new customers also get a free necklace worth £25. To grab this offer, just type the code Q253 at checkout. Check their website or browse through our stylist selection in our online shop. This offer ends this Sunday, April 21st.

Mybag.com


Today only! Mybag.com is offering a 20% off all items (excluding The Cambridge Satchel Company, Vintage, Outlet and Zatchels). To get this promo, simply type the code MBA20 at checkout in their website. Valid only until midnight tonight!

To always receive this latest promotions from stylingup.com and its partners, make sure you follow us on facebook or twitter. For other offers, check out our style points shop, where you can trade your points for freebies, and for the latest discounts, visit our discount shop.

Enjoy! :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Win Marks & Spencer gift cards with stylingup.com

Styling Up is giving away to its most active users £10 gift cards to shop for clothes, accessories and footwear from Marks and Spencer brands. No, this isn’t a contest or random selection. It’s based on a first come, first serve basis.

It’s pretty easy to win!! To win this voucher, all you have to do is to login or register with Styling Up and earn points. You can earn points by rating, reviewing, uploading photos and inviting friends to stylingup.com. Each action will be rewarded with points and the first users to reach 150 style points, may claim the £10 gift card (for Marks & Spencer brands). 

Vouchers are limited so there’s no time to waste. Ready? Set? Go….

To know more about the prize, visit our style points shop and read the how it works.

If you have any question about this giveaway or our website, please use our contact form.

Please note that this offer is valid only for female UK users (we'll ask for your postal address to send the gift card) and only for clothes, accessories and footwear from the Marks and Spencer brands, available at stylingup.com

* Only available for the UK and for clothes available at stylingup.com

Thursday, March 21, 2013

New fashion brands @ Styling Up

Stylingup.com now has 3 new high street retail partners and we'd like to welcome them into our website. Now, you'll also find stylist recommendations for your body shape and size in clothing, shoes and accessories from Boohoo.com, Monsoon and Accessorize.

Loose Fit Trouser from Boohoo; Pink Trenchcoat from Monsoon; Blue Sandals from Accessorize

Boohoo.com is a high street brand with a wide selection of celebrity inspired and catwalk inspired pieces. If offers a collection full of women's dresses, tops, blazers, jumpsuits and trousers at really affordable prices.

Monsoon is a vibrant women's fashion brand that has a wide range of dresses, tops, trousers and skirts with colorful and vibrant patterns. It has a distinctive identity and its collection has great influence from exoctic cultures.

Accessorize is a well known high street brand that focuses on accessories. It's stylish and affordable bags, bracelets, rings and scarves are great for all occasions. Whether your style is classic, urban or creative, you can find an extensive collection of accessories with a great price. Accessorize also has a great collection of shoes, flip flops and lovely sandals.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Styling Up reviewed by the Stylish London Living

First of all we’d like to thank Micaela, from the Stylish London Living blog for such a wonderful review of our website. Overall it was a great review giving our website a great 4 out of 5 stars.



Reviews are a great way to let us know how to improve our service and we’re always very happy when we receive feedback.

Read the full review: Review: Stylingup.com

Stylish London Living is a great blog that has awesome content about beauty, fashion and lifestyle, and is written by London based lady Micaela. Do take a look at her wonderful blog.

Monday, February 11, 2013

New Partners: Boden, All Sole & My Bag

Boden, Allsole and My Bag have joined the Styling Up family and now you can also find recommendations from our stylists for your body shape and size for the brands available at these top retailers.
Boden is a British retailer that has a collection with awesome quality for price. They offer  a wide variety of tops, dresses, pants and also a large collection of knitwear. Their designs are great for formal-work, evening or weekend occasions and their fabric quality is also great.

All Sole is specialized in footwear. It has several high street and high end brands and a wide variety of all kinds of footwear. You can find all the latest heels, flats, ballerinas, boots, etc, from top brands like Ash, Barbour, Hunter, Melissa, Ted Baker, Ugg, Vans, Vivienne Westwood for Melissa and many others.

My Bag is a retailer that has the latest bags, handbags, from several top high street and high end brands. Their labels include The Cambridge Satchel, Ted Baker, Herschel, Barbour, Ted Baker and many, many more.

We’ve also updated our fashion brands list page.

We are constantly working to find the best brands for you. So, tell us, what brands would you like to see in our website?

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Winter Sale Discount Shop

We've just launched a new page with the latest winter sale offers that includes dresses, jackets, jeans, trousers, skirts and much more with up to 70% off price.

Now, you'll be able to find all the items with the best special offers all in the same page. We'll update this page with the latest items weekly, so please do check it once in a while.


Friday, December 21, 2012

Say hello to your customized newsletter

First of all thank you so much for signing up with Styling Up. We hope you're enjoying your experience at our style shop.

We just launched a weekly newsletter especially for you. This newsletter is fully customized according to your body shape, which means that the newsletter you'll receive will not be same as someone elses newsletter. With this, you'll be able to see some of our latest stylist recommendations each week, confortably by receiving it in your inbox.

To make sure you receive our weekly newsletters and they don't go to your spam box please add @stylingup.com to your safe list.

We hope you enjoy this new service. Like every new service, this may have some issues, so if you notice anything unusual, please let us know. Your feedback is the best way to help us improve our service to you. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us anytime.

We respect your privacy and we won't send you more than 1 weekly newsletter. If, for some reason, you don't want to receive our weekly newsletters with our stylists recommendations, just click unsubscribe, located below in the newsletter and we won't send you further newsletters.

Don't forget to spead the word about us! You can follow us in facebook, twitter, pinterest and linkedin. You can also invite your friends to join Styling Up, simply be logging in to your account in our website and clicking invite friends (you can invite them just by writing their e-mails). Thank you!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

“Every woman should have one black dress, a fabulous pair of shoes and bag”

Carlos Martins is a devoted stylist at Styling Up. His style is mainly casual chic and he dreams of styling Evan Rachel Wood and Jonathan Myers.



He studied fashion in 2000 but his professional path took him to interior design. He has been an interior designer for over 6 years, but he kept dreaming of becoming a fashion stylist and he worked in theaters and contests as a wardrobe stylist ... he loves combining colors, fabrics, textures, and  he’s an art and design lover.
Carlos loves everything that is edgy and chic. He started working at Styling Up right from the beginning and in our website he has already styled hundreds of awesome outfits. You can find style recommendations from Carlos in our style shop. Get to know this stylist a little better in the interview below.


How and when did you start in the fashion styling career? Tell us your story.

As a fashion designer I worked at some projects in the area like wardrobe for characters in theater and contests. I also work as an Interior Designer at BoConcept. I made some interior projects and others like commercial stands at Lisbon Fashion Week.  Right now,AAAARight now, Rightcss  I´m collaborating with Styling Up at big scale, customizing outfits for all kind of clients and I’m also working at a worldwide fashion brand, very known for its casual and luxurious pieces, as a consultant.

What does fashion mean to you?

Well... for me Fashion is like a statement of art. It’s a large step for someone to become unique and singular!

What are your favorite brands & designers? Why?

My favorite designers are Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Dolce&Gabbana , Alexander Wang and so many others, because they all have an unique vision about concept and style. Besides of fashion, I also love other visual arts like design, sculpture, and so on.

Pepe Jeans Dress

How would you define your personal style?

My personal style is a mix of concepts and brands… so, mainly, I define my personal style as trendy. I’m always looking forward for trends and trying to discover new ways to approach my kind of look and style. Like every other person, some days I feel like I need to conquer the world with a new vision or statement, and on some other days I just get on a more casual and discreet mood. This is why I say that my style is my own statement… I follow my own rules, concept and style.

If you could pick 3 fashion must-haves that every woman should own, what would they be?

Funny, this is the old question that anyone wants to know an answer for...  It really depends because every woman is different, but I think that every woman should have one black dress, it doesn’t matter if it’s simple because you can style it up with accessories; a fabulous pair of shoes and bag… This always works and regarding the last two (shoes and bag) it really makes sense that you pay for quality (eg: a pair of Louboutin).

Which season do you prefer to style for: Autumn/Winter or Spring/Summer?

I love styling for the end of summer’s season, when everyone is relaxed, and thinking about the sun, the beach, parties and romance… everything is going on smoothly and perfectly and we can take some fashion risks with colors and patterns and mix all that.

All in One Jersey Jumpsuit, Diesel

Of the clothes you recommend in Styling Up's website, which is your favorite for this Autumn/Winter season?

Actually, I love several outfits for different reasons: This dress from Pepe Jeans, though it’s casual, I think it makes a beauty statement; This Jumpsuit from Diesel is very trendy and sophisticated and I think that this color is great for this season and I think it’s awesome to wear to a party or cocktail; This pleated dress from Missguided is great for someone who wants to be unique and make a statement wearing a more bright color… I also find the color very refreshing.

 If you could be a fashion stylist to one person, dead or alive, who would it be?

Probably Evan Rachel Wood and Jonathan Myers. Both are young and have a peculiar attitude. They also represent so many things I enjoy, like for example indie movies, music, art and they both also rock at big parties. I would love to create their next style.

What do you think about fashion blogs and magazines? Which ones do you check out regularly?

I love both fashion blogs and magazines, because we can learn so much about fashion, designers and what will be trending next season. Since everyone has different ways of looking at fashion, it’s great to read about different perspectives and discuss it.
The blogs I check up frequently are the following: The Sartorialist, The Style Examiner; Alfaiate Lisboeta, and so many others. As for magazines, I recommend: Dazed and Confused, Kaltblut Magazine, Dsection Mag and V Magazine.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

What's my body type?


Many of you have already asked this question over and over again. And we heard you :) . As you probably already know, Styling Up is a website that provides a free online fashion styling service to all women. After registering in our website, users will only find clothes that fit their size and flatter their body type. So, in our website we already know our users body shape, but we never shared that information with them, so they didn't know their body type.

Now, users and non users may calculate their body shape in our body shape calculator page, just by entering their bust, waist and hip measurements, in inches or cm. After clicking in "calculate my body type" button, you'll be redirected to your body shape.

We consider 6 body shapes: Hourglass, Pear, Inverted Triangle, Diamond, Oval (or Apple) and Straight (or Rectangle). Each body type has its own characteristics and, to dress proportionally and to create the illusion of an hourglass shape (if you don't have it already), you should really know what's your body type.

For example, if your body shape is Inverted Triangle, in other words, that means that your bust and shoulders are broader than your hips. To create the right proportions, tou should look for bottoms that balance your lower haf with your uper half, like full or A-line skirts or wide legs / boot cut trousers. This is just an example of how knowing your body type can really help you feel better about your body and help you embrace your body type and feel more confident about yourself. No matter what size you wear.

Our body shape calculator lets you easily calculate your body type, just by entering your bust, waist and hip measurements
In our body type calculator page (click on the image above) you'll not only be able to find out what's your body shape, but you'll also have access to a tips page especially dedicated to your body shape. You'll find some tops and bottoms recommendations and also some pictures of celebrities that have the same body shape as you. Most importantly, you'll also see some of the clothes recommendations of our fashion stylists, especially for your body type.

So, what are you waiting for? Take your bust, waist and hip measurements and go find out what's your body type, and take a peek at some of the clothes recommended by our stylists.

See you there! x)

Friday, November 9, 2012

“For me fashion has something to do with breathing”


Raquel Lança is a passionate fashion stylist that has been working with Styling Up right from the beginning. She's also a daily blogger at her own blog, Clínica de Estilo.

Though she first graduated in Tourism and worked as a travel agent for several years, her true passion was always related to fashion and style, and she always knew that it was her dream to become a fashion stylist.

She fought to pursue her dream and she did it, and now Raquel works full time as a fashion stylist. For her, fashion “has something to do with breathing”, and she says that like it or not, style is always your first impression ticket. Check out her interview and get to know her a little better. You can also find style recommendations from Raquel in Styling Up’s style shop.

How and when did you start being a fashion stylist? Tell us your story.

I remember that, since at a very young age that I love fashion. Back then it was very hard to do something besides being a fashion designer. Since I didn’t actually had any drawing skills to become a fashion designer, my hobby was to style everyone, not only members of the family, but also friends. Every time there an important event was coming, I was called to help.
I used to work as a travel agent, and I did it for 12 years, but since I was very unhappy at that job, I decided to take a graduation in 2010 as a fashion advisor to fulfill my big passion! And a new life started…

What are you currently working on?

I mainly work with real people and help them when they’re going to a big event. I also help people in creating wardrobes for themselves, or just help cleaning their wardrobes, by choosing the clothes that best fit their style, body type, quality, etc.
I also dedicate myself, every day, to my fashion and style blog, called Clínica de Estilo. And that also requires much dedication and time.

What does fashion mean to you?

Well I guess it has something to do with breathing... I cannot live without it!

What are your favorite brands & designers?

My favorite brands are Balenciaga, Pucci, Valentino, Helmut Lang, Zanotti, Manolo Blahnick, Aquazurra, Zac Posen and Balmain. They are all very different in style, but I guess that’s also a personal characteristic of mine, because I can’t identify myself with just one style.
Like most women, shoes are my true love so I’m always seeking new brands and new designer shoes.

 How would you define your personal style?

I am a very eclectic person and I don’t have a specific style. Each day, I choose what I’m wearing, based on my humor, where I’m going and what I’m doing. I really like to dress  according to the situation, and when I feel I’m not matching my very own wardrobe expectations, I’ll keep thinking that I should be wearing a different outfit… just like a lunatic!!! :)

 If you could pick 3 fashion must-haves that every woman should own, what would they be?

I think that all women’s wardrobe should have are a fabulous trench coat, a pair of dark blue jeans and a simple white shirt.

What was your greatest challenge as a fashion stylist, and how did you solve it?

The greater challenge as a fashion stylist is always when someone really likes a piece of clothing, that we already know that’s not good for their figure. This does happen often. What I usually do is: I ask them to try that piece of clothing on, and then I ask them to try another one that I think is most flattering for their body type, to see if we can reach an agreement. If that trick doesn`t work, I’ll try to negotiate later with another piece.

What’s that great fashion tip that you can share with us?

Be yourself, don`t imitate others! Style is a very personal matter, because it tells people who you are. There’s usually just one opportunity to make a good first impression, and everyone should always look at their best.

Which season do you prefer to style for: Autumn/Winter or Spring/Summer?

I prefer Autumn/Winter mainly because there are lots of accessories to choose from, like gloves, rain-coats, hats, scarves, etc.
But I also love the Spring/Summer Season because of the sandals… and I love sandals!

Wet Look Leggings- Miss Sixty

Of the outfits you recommend in Styling Up's website, which is your favorite for this Autumn/Winter season?

For me these Wet Look Leggings from Miss Sixty (on the left) are a statement for this Season. With these, you can create outfits for work, leisure or evening… they just have to be styled perfectly. They’ll look great with faux fur, a white shirt or a big jumper. I believe they’re a great investment for this Autumn/Winter Season!

What do you think about fashion blogs and magazines? Which ones do you check out regularly? 

I think fashion blogs are great because we can get all the information/news we need at a click distance. The only aspect that I find negative is that most of them only focus on trends and nothing more… and the common reader, when reads that, thinks that those trends are good for them and that may not be true, because we all have different body types and styles. Not all trends suit our body type and style!  I usually check out a lot of fashion blogs daily, but they’re based on different countries like Brazil, Spain, Italy and, of course, Portugal. I also buy “Harpers Bazaar” and “Vogue” every month.

What would you say to all those youngsters who want to start a styling career. Any advice?

Be prepared to work very hard every day! And be humble to learn from others.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Styling Up celebrates first month of life

One month ago we were very excited with the launch our beta website, that provides a free personal styling service to women!! Our baby was born at 17h10, of 19th September :)

Now that a month has passed and you had to chance to use it, we'd like to ask you for feedback. Help us build a better service for you by giving us feedback.

Please use the contact form in our website to leave questions, comments, suggestions or "report a bug" regarding stylingup.com. Whether you'd like to see a specific brand in our website, or would like to suggest an improvement to our service, your feedback can really help us to help you...

Your opinion matters to us! Please use the contact form in our website. We'll carefully read and reply to all e-mails. Thank you!


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