Winter sun anyone?

Dubai, Cape Town or Maldives? Those of you lucky enough to be heading abroad for some winter sun this Christmas (me, jealous? Not at all) may be interested in today’s post.  For a limited time only B London Boutique http://www.blondonboutique.com are hosting a Winter Sun pop-up shop on South Molton Street in central London, selling everything you need for stylish lounging by the beach or pool.

Vix GUARANI_GREEN_Lifestyle_Logo, from £150

Guarani Green bikini, from £130, by Vix

Vix AGAVE_EMB_Lifestyle_Logo, from £150

Agave bikini, from £130, by Vix

With bikinis by superior swimwear label Melissa Odabash (as worn by Kate Moss, Beyonce and Gwyneth Paltrow) and Vix (a super-luxe label inspired by the beaches of Brazil) and cute straw beach bags from Twenty Violet, this is your one-stop-shop answer to a Winter Sun wardrobe.  Best get down there quick though.  With only 3 days left of trading, much like a British summer it’s a case of catch it whilst you can…

MO Brussels Blue, from £83

Brussels bikini in blue, from £83, by Melissa Odabash 

MO Grenada Burgundy, from £83

Grenada bikini in burgundy, from £83, by Melissa Odabash 

MO Positano Snake Swimsuit -£198  www.blondonboutique.com

Positano Snake Swimsuit, £198, by Melissa Odabash 

Twenty Violet lemon beach bag -£56.95 Available at B London Boutique www.blondonboutique.com

Lemon beach bag, £56.95, by Twenty Violet

Twenty Violet light blue beach bag -£56.95 Available at B London Boutique www.blondonboutique.com

Blue beach bag, £56.95, by Twenty Violet

Blue 2 - Maslin & Co, £195, at B London Boutique www.blondonboutique.com

Unleash your inner tiger with an animal print towel, £195, by Maslin & Co

BLB pop-up store can be found at 35 South Molton Street, London, W1K 5RQ until 12th December.  Open Tue & Wed: 10am-6pm and Thurs 10am-8pm. www.blondonboutique.com 

British Fashion Awards 2013

Last night saw the beautiful style set flock to The London Coliseum for the 25th British Fashion Awards.  Like the Oscars of the UK style industry, this annual event acknowledges the work of the finest talent in the business. A who’s who of top designer names graced the red-carpet with Miuccia Prada, Donatella Versace, Marc Jacobs and Christopher Bailey all putting in a stylish turn.

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Miuccia Prada (Photo: Getty on Elleuk.com)

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Marc Jacobs and Alexa Chung in Stella McCartney dress (Photo: Getty on vogue.co.uk)

Hosted by Jack Whitehall – surely a bit of a coup for the talented young comedian – the celebrity attendees included Kate Moss (who collected a well-deserved special recognition award), Sienna Miller, Rosie-Huntington-Whiteley, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rita Ora.

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Kate Moss in Alexander McQueen and Rita Ora in Vivienne Westwood (Photo: Getty on vogue.co.uk)

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Sienna Miller in Burberry (Photo: Getty on elleuk.com)

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Antonio Berardi (Photo: Getty on vogue.co.uk)

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Laura Bailey in Roksanda Illincic (Photo: PA on vogue.co.uk)

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Suki Waterhouse in Burberry (Photo: Getty on vogue.co.uk)

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Stella Tenant in Alexander McQueen (Photo: Getty on vogue.co.uk)

Representing the boys were the ever-dapper Tinie Tempah and man-of-the-moment Harry Styles, who lived up to his name by picking up the British Style Award (as voted by the public).  Don’t you think there is more than a touch of the young Mick Jagger about the popular One Directioner?

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Harry Styles in Saint Laurent (Photo: Getty on elleuk.com)

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Tinie Tempah in Burberry with Christopher Bailey (Photo: Getty on elleuk.com)

Below is a list of the winners on the night, which include the fantastic Christopher Kane (Womenswear Designer of the Year), the dramatic yet elegant work of Erdem (Red Carpet Award) and my fave shoe-goddess Sophia Webster (Emerging Accessory Designer).  The founders of fashion bible i-D magazine, Terry and Tricia Jones, were honoured with the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion award for their tremendous and inspirational contribution to the industry over the last 30 years.  After all, what fashionista hasn’t scoured their cutting-edge pages and who isn’t familiar with their notorious wink covers (as parodied by Terry below)…

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Erdem with Clemence Posey in one of his designs (Photo: Getty on elleuk.com)

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Jade Parfitt in Christopher Kane (Photo: Getty on vogue.co.uk)

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Sophia Webster collects her Emerging Accessory Designer award (Photo: Getty on elleuk.com)

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Stunning shoes from Sophia Webster’s forthcoming SS14 collection 

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i-D magazine founders Terry and Tricia Jones (Photo: Getty on elleuk.com) 

For further coverage, images and a list of awards go to www.britishfashionawards.com, where you will also find a fab video of the red carpet arrivals http://www.britishfashionawards.com/content.aspx?CategoryID=945

List of British Fashion Awards Winners 2013

Womenswear Designer of the Year – Christopher Kane

Menswear Designer of the Year – Burberry

International Designer of the Year – Miuccia Prada for Prada

Designer Brand of the Year – Burberry

Accessory Designer of the Year – Nicholas Kirkwood

Emerging Womenswear Designer – Simone Rocha

Emerging Menswear Designer – Agi & Sam

Emerging Accessory Designer – Sophia Webster

New Establishment Designer – JW Anderson

Model of the Year – Edie Campbell

Red Carpet Award – Erdem

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator – Lady Amanda Harlech

British Style Award brought to you by Vodafone (voted by the public) – Harry Styles

Special Recognition Award – Kate Moss

Special Recognition Award – Suzy Menkes

Outstanding Achievement in Fashion – Terry and Tricia Jones, founders of i-D

Further information (and images) can be found at:

http://www.elleuk.com/star-style/red-carpet/british-fashion-awards-the-winners-burberry-prada-j-w-anderson-simone-rocha-kate-moss#image=1

http://www.vogue.co.uk/spy/celebrity-photos/2013/12/2/british-fashion-awards-2013/gallery/1080004