Tuesday, 28 February 2012

T M Lewin introduces a brand new range of suits at prices to suit

With the recession biting at the heels of business, dressing the part and feeling confident at work has never been more vital.

And a brand new range of suits being launched by T.M. Lewin this March promise a million dollar look, yet one which will not break the bank.

The five new suits in the range feature a selection of new fabrics, styles and finishes. Thee are two new pinstripe options, a mohair/merino grey, a blue and a contemporary Princes of Wales check – all designed to complement the existing T M Lewin range and add an extra dimension to the working wardrobe.

The new suits are made to a slimmer fit, more modern cut than the traditional T.M.Lewin suits, and are produced using precise designer patterns and completed with striking linings, kissing buttons, strategic pocket placement and meticulous lapel structure.

The skilled, precise attention to detail gives them an element of sophistication one would associate with bespoke tailoring. The range signals a new direction for T.M. Lewin and a desire to create suits that are elegant and edgy but versatile enough to wear for an interview, on the trading floor or even in the boardroom.

Geoff Quinn, T.M. Lewin CEO, said, “This is the first new line we have produced in several years and the suits are more contemporary and sharper than ever before. We haven’t cut corners or compromised quality but have still produced affordable, accessible suits that feel and look tailor-made.”

He added, “In the world of business attire, it’s well-known that you dress for the job you want, not the job you have, but in these times of austerity that can be a challenge. These suits not only look great, fit like a glove and wear extremely well, but are also realistically priced. Whether you’re a graduate, manager or Chief Executive, T.M. Lewin has something that will help you look smart, feel empowered and perform at your best, no matter how tough your day gets.”

The new suits are priced at £299 but (the Earlham comes in at £249)

Light Grey Prince of Wales Check, 85% Wool 15% Silk
Why use a blend of wool & silk?
• A slight sheen in appearance, silky to the touch
• Comfortable and extremely versatile
• A luxurious blended textile which is warm yet surprisingly silky
• Medium weight, with a feathery drape and a subtle, satiny finish a hint of plushness while not having the tell-tale itchiness of wool

Plain blue, 80% Wool 20% Mohair

Dark blue, 80% Wool 20% Mohair
Why use a blend of wool and mohair?
• Mohair is an insulator; wool is a conductor so together produce the perfect fabric for all climates
• Mohair is the most durable of all animal fibres and is resistant to soiling and creasing
• Benefit from having considerable natural stretch properties
• When blended with wool the lifespan and quality of the garment are enhanced
• Mohair fibres have natural lustre so the garment will always look impeccable

Navy with chalk stripe, 100% Cool Wool
Why use cool wool?
• Plain weave fabric in super 110 merino wool, ideal for wear through spring summer and autumn
• It offers the wearer comfort through its open construction
• Enhanced performance comes from a slight ‘uptwist’ to the yarn
• A suit in this fabric will shed creases more readily and retain its shape over longer periods

Blue pin stripe, 100% Merino Wool

T.M.Lewin was established in 1898 in Jermyn Street, London and now has over 90 stores and 13 concessions in the UK and Ireland with further developments planned during 2012.

Thomas Mayes Lewin was obsessive about quality and value, and worked hard to establish T.M.Lewin’s reputation as a first class shirt tailor. Innovation was important to Mr. Lewin, and nearly 100 years ago, he became one of the first to make the 'coat-shirt', the thrn ground-breaking idea of a shirt with buttons down the front.

"Keeping in the spirit of our founder, we have continued, to this day, to make shirts and suits in the same time-honoured manner, using labour-saving advances only when they add to the quality, fit and comfort of our clothes," explained a spokesman.

For more information and to check out the range visit www.tmlewin.co.uk

Monday, 20 February 2012

Spoil the one who is always there for you this Mother’s Day!

Spend some quality time with your mum
Spend some quality time with your mum
Say thank you this Mothers Day
Say thank you this Mothers Day
Every mum deserves some pampering and relaxation, so why not treat yours to a visit to award winning health spa, Ragdale Hall.

They have two special packages designed to be the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Mother and Daughter Day – spend quality time together

The Mother & Daughter Break – two blissful nights away together – the ideal treat

Gift vouchers are available for the above or in monetary amounts – all are beautifully gift packed and are valid for a year. To visit their online shop click here.

For further information contact Vicki Taylor, Marketing Manager.


Ragdale Hall Health Hydro, Ragdale Village, Nr. Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 3PB. Telephone: 01664 434831 Fax: 01664 434587
Website: www.ragdalehall.co.uk

Thursday, 16 February 2012

GlossyBox. Changes the way you buy beauty products for the better

GlossyBox.co.uk is changing the way women shop for cosmetics and is fulfilling their quest to be fashionably groomed.

GlossyBox is a monthly subscription to receive a luxurious box filled with a surprise mix of five carefully selected, high-end miniature beauty samples. For £12.95 per month, GlossyBox delivers niche and on-trend beauty products, beautifully wrapped and packaged providing each customer with a selection of what’s hot in hair, beauty, scent and body care.

This allows women and girls to avoid the confusion of navigating the overcrowded marketplace and instead try out carefully selected products in the comfort of their own home. Another benefit is discovering new types of products that they wouldn’t normally pick up and try or hear about. GlossyBox aims to introduce its subscribers to that one product that they will re-purchase again and again.

And it ends the problem of buying an expensive product and finding it's either not right for you, or that you have an allergic reaction to it.

And the even better news? You can sign up for it right now at http://thatsbeautyandliving.blogspot.com!

Just look for the GlossyBox link at the top right hand part of That's Beauty and Living, click on it and start saving money from your first GlossyBox onward!

And there's a GlossyBox for men, too!

A GlossyBox subscription makes an ideal Birthday or Christmas present, too.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Hotter Comfort Concept Shoes launches nationwide TV ad campaign

Hotter Comfort Concept Shoes has launched a nationwide TV advertising campaign highlighting the thoughts of the people who wear their comfortable shoes and starring four customers.

The UK's biggest shoe manufacturer, which will make nearly 1.5 million pairs of shoes this year, commissioned a nationwide search to find passionate customers who simply love Hotter shoes to feature in the TV campaign.

"Our customers’ comments and thoughts about our shoes fuel and inspire our designers when they're creating stylish new designs for our ultra comfy shoes," said Range Director Paul Sayers. "Every day we receive feedback into our call centre, website, Facebook page and stores, telling us how important it is that these stylish women can find comfy shoes to keep them on their feet through their busy, active lives. We already have our first million happy customers and our design team is dedicated to creating the next."

Owner of 20 pairs of Hotter shoes, teacher Susan Robinson from Leeds, stars in the TV advert and loves the comfort features she feels every time she wears them. "I like to walk a lot and can walk for hours in my Hotter shoes. Wearing them means I can be on my feet all day and not worry about a thing."

Former Dior, Yves St Laurent and Jaeger model, Jenni Rhodes from London, who has worked in fashion, textiles and now makes jewellery, also took part in the day of filming. "I love the perfect fit of Hotter Shoes and there is always a choice in the catalogue for each season and every occasion that suits me perfectly."

The advert features some of Hotter's top selling women's shoes with each and every pair packed full of Hotter's famous comfort concept features including wiggle room for toes, super soft leathers and suedes and lightweight, flexible soles. Hotter makes shoes with a selection of adjustments, half sizes and extra width fittings and has an online shoe fitting guide to help find the perfect fit.

Hotter's customer stories and the shoes featured in the advert can be found at www.hotter.com and the Hotter Shoes YouTube channel.

One in every three pairs of all shoes made in the UK are made in Hotter's Lancashire factory - the company is forecast to make nearly 1.5 million pairs of shoes this year, making it the biggest shoe manufacturer in the UK. The company was set up in 1959, introducing the Hotter brand in the 1990s with the aim of creating "the world's most comfortable footwear, continuously delighting customers".

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Free Colour Guide from House of Colour

House of Coloue logo
Expert Colour Analysts House of Colour, have this week launched a free downloadable Guide to all the Spring /Summer seasons colours as featured in the High Street for women. 

The free guide highlights the upcoming strong emphasis on colour in women’s wear and gives clear notes as to which colours will be found and how the different looks can be worn.

Click here for free colour guide
Helen Venables, Director, House of Colour Ltd. comments ‘We hope this free guide will encourage people to be brave and embrace the hot trend for colour this season. There’s so much out there with last year’s trend for colour blocking in contrasting, clashing colours evolving into more tonal mixes being worked together. If you don’t know which colours flatter you it can be too scary to use any colour at all or there’s a tendency to stay with the one or two colours we feel safe in. But there is a vast explosion of colour out there and we don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun!

Individual colour analysis is a highly desirable service providing a lifetime of benefits to the client; both financial and in terms of self confidence. During the session, clients see for themselves which colours make them look amazing and understand why. The palette of colours suggested will all complement each other, as well as the individual wearing them and so mixing and matching in the wardrobe becomes easy.’

‘The colours women choose for their make-up is of course also affected by fashion trends and this season the neons are back but having the underlying knowledge about which colours will make you look natural, healthy and vibrant rather than garish and even older than you are, is confidence building and means experimenting is fun.’

House of Colour have a network of colour consultants throughout the UK and internationally. They are the only company in the industry to hold the coveted Investors in People Gold award which ensures clients benefit from the highest standards of in depth colour analysis. ‘There’s never been a better time to discover what colour can do for you!’ said Helen

Established in 1985: House of Colour are an organisation with over 140 consultants around the world. The only company in its field to hold the prestigious ‘Investors in People’ award highlights its cultural focus on empowering the individual making it the leading British colour and image consultancy.

House of Colour consultants follow the most intensive, thorough and ongoing training available to operate exclusive franchise areas; with vacancies in the UK and globally, many franchisees are looking for additional consultants to work with them.


Monday, 6 February 2012

Latest Bargain Deals from DiscountVouchers.co.uk Offer Top Store Fashion Value

Leading deals site helps Brits save at top style stores New Look, Boden and White Stuff this February

Saving money on the latest styles ahead of the spring season is now possible thanks to newly updated vouchers and deals introduced by retail codes site DiscountVouchers.co.uk. The leading consumer deals site is this week home to new offers for saving money at famous name stores New Look, Boden and White Stuff.

Money off new fashions from New Look, one of the country's leading high street stores, can be had using the latest Discountvouchers.co.uk deals. Among the latest New Look discount code batch available on the site right now are offers like men's knitwear now £10.

More spring styles are on show from Boden for people who are watching their budgets at the moment thanks to the latest deals on DiscountVouchers.co.uk. The online specialist is currently offering new Boden vouchers like 15% off plus free delivery and returns and also clearance savings at Boden.

Other stylish clothing for the spring season can be had on a budget too right now thanks to DiscountVouchers.co.uk, with deals available on many fashion items from top store White Stuff. The website is this week home to deals like knitwear from just £22, trousers from just £22 and scarves from only £9.

Doug Scott, managing director of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, says, “We understand that people need to get as much value as possible on new clothing, and we are here to help. Our site is the place to go this week for the best money-saving deals around redeemable at leading stores such as Boden, New Look and White Stuff."

DiscountVouchers.co.uk offers consumers money saving deals at major high street brands and specialist retailers, including stores like Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Travelodge, First Choice, lastminute.com and Boden.

For more information visit www.discountvouchers.co.uk

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Leggings that help wearers get thinner launched by Tights Please

It’s true. A new range of shape and tone leggings which not only makes the wearer look thinner but which also keeps them in trim has been launched by online tights retailer, Tights Please.

Designed to flatter the figure, the Trinny and Susannah Shape & Tone Leggings for Slimming “bring back a firm and youthful body” say the eponymous style gurus and assist in smoothing the tummy, shaping the bottom, and sculpting the hips and thighs.

Flying in the face of those that claim leggings do no more than encourage laziness, obscure true body shape, and lead to weight gain, the Trinny and Susannah leggings presented by Tights Please actually provide extra support and resistance when moving, improve circulation and encourage weight loss.

Furthermore, the soft, super opaque (170 denier), matt textured leggings do not sag due to the quality of the yarn used in their manufacture and they provide additional support for the lower back and extra comfort for the tummy and bottom due to the absence of a seam.

Nicola Pringle, Buying and Marketing Manager at Tights Please, said: “The wearing of leggings is seen by many as a charter for laziness, and until now this view may have had a certain degree of validity.

“Whist it is true that many women wear leggings because of their convenience, comfort, and ease of use, the new range of Trinny and Susannah leggings is set to challenge, and in all likelihood, put an end to grumblings over the misleading benefits of leggings and their consequential effect on body shape.”

Blanche in the Brambles Reveals New Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection at Pure London

Racoon Tail Scarf
Luxury British accessories label Blanche in the Brambles is set to launch its new Autumn / Winter 2012 collection exclusively at Pure London on 12th February 2012, stand K89.

The latest collection of desirable faux fur and sheepskin accessories is inspired by love letters, frosty mornings and dark winter evenings. Products are available in a variety of beautiful faux furs of the finest quality, including liver spot grey, monochrome Dalmatian and a romantic snow leopard. As always, the collection is manufactured in Great Britain.

Creative Manager Elizabeth Eastwood comments, ‘This season we have concentrated on finding the best quality faux fur available to buy, and we have found it. Our faux furs prove that there is no need to use real fur when such luxury imitations are available. We have contrasted textures and colours by teaming our faux furs with traditional waxed cotton and bouclĂ© cloths’.

‘We have also concentrated on unique design detailing in order to offer our customers something completely different, taking our inspiration as always from traditional British fashion with a modern twist. My favourites include the Racoon Tail Scarf, perfect for a glamorous festive function and the Sheepskin Mittens with bow detailing, adorable’.

For sales enquiries please contact Elizabeth Eastwood (+44) 01179 095694, info@blancheinthebrambles.co.uk

I&K International Limited announce launch of Hairtrade Hair and Beauty Daily Deals

I&K International Limited have announced they will be offering customers the chance to take advantage of a Hair and Beauty Daily Deals scheme through Hairtrade, the Gateshead-based online hair and beauty retailer.

As part of the scheme, visitors to Hairtrade's website can pick up top hair and beauty products at heavily discounted prices - for one day only. The products on offer through the scheme will include top sellers such as GHD straighteners, Fake Bake self-tan, clip in hair extensions and Moroccanoil.

Keven Kou, managing director of I&K International Limited claimed the scheme will help to reward customers. He said: "We always aim to give something back to our customers, and this way they're able to purchase some of the most popular products we have but at a heavily discounted price for one day only."

Customers hoping to take advantage of the offer, however, should be aware that numbers are strictly limited. As such, they are advised to be quick to avoid the disappointment of the item that they're after selling out.

The scheme aims to raise awareness of Hairtrade, which has grown and transitioned from selling only hair extensions upon its initial beginnings in 2005, to being one of the leading hair care and beauty retailers in the UK and Europe - recently winning the Fastest Growing Small Business Award at the World Hadaway Fastest 50 Awards.

I&K International Limited was established in 2005 and is now one of the leading online hair care, hair extensions and beauty products distributor and retailer across the UK and Europe. Hairtrade provides a wide range of hair extensions products, fake tan, hair care and hair electrical brands.

Hairtrade provide a wide range of 100% human hair extensions mainly, human hair weaves, I&K clip in Hair Extensions and pre-bonded hair and European hair extensions. Among its top brands are I&K 100% Human Hair and Remy Hair, Top Model and Jessica Simpson hair. In addition to its 100% human hair extensions the company also provides synthetic hair extensions, wigs, hairpieces, hair extensions accessories and tools, as well as an extensive range of hair care products from brands such as Tigi, Loreal, Schwarzkopf, Goldwell, Matix, Fudge, Keune, Sexy Hair and many more.