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The ORIGINAL Grumpy Cat // Lazy Oaf x Garfield summer 2014 collection

Back in the 90s, we liked our cartoon characters to be bright, round and sarcastic. And while Bart Simpson is the current style icon du jour, thanks to the likes of Cara Delevinge…

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5 items on ASOS that our teenage selves would go bat shit crazy for

Note: this isn’t a sponsored post. This is just me having a peruse on ASOS.com and realising that I owned half of the stuff on there first time round, back in the 90s….

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Festival fashion 2014 // Bindis are the new flower crowns, according to Coachella

So if Vanessa Hudgens is anything to go by, we’ll all be wearing bindis and embellished kaftans to festivals in 2014. 2013′s fascination with flower crowns now looks decidedly droopy, and instead, Coachella…

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Quiz // What should you buy from the new Kate Moss for Topshop collection?

Kate Moss has been collaborating with Topshop since 2007 and it’s been said that her new collection, available end April, most resembles her current eclectic signature wardrobe. Any self respecting girl with a…

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The Chimp Store spring/summer 2014 lookbook // All about ‘head’ wear, apparently

OK, so we get they’re called The Chimp Store (in homage to Planet of the Apes) and that they sell streetwear so need to be a little bit hip and a little bit…

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5 of Emma Stone’s best looks on the Spiderman 2 press tour

There’s a lot of love for Emma Stone at Le Blow HQ. She’s smart, funny, talented and likeable, and she knows how to rock a good outfit or two. Or five. Which just…

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The A-Z of Dance [VIDEO] // All done in jeans and not a split in sight

Float like an Arabesque, spin like a B-Boy, wobble like a Chicken Noodle Soup… this is the A-Z of Dance, brought to you by i-D and Diesel. Showing us how freakin’ flexible Diesel’s…

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Nike x Liberty Summer 2014 collaboration // Get on our feet this instant

Continuing with their collaborative ways, the latest drop of the Nike x Liberty collection for SS14 has just landed, and, as per usual, we want it all. In contrast to the more colourful…

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Adidas Originals x The Farm Company // Iconic sports styles get pimped up for spring

Taking two of this summer’s BIG mainstream fashion trends – sports luxe and funky florals – Adidas Originals have collaborated with Brazilian brand The Farm Company to create a gorgeous collection we just…

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River Island and War Child Come Together for T-Shirt collection

1970s John Lennon was super cool – and oh-so now, style-wise. From his round shades, collection of khaki army surplus shirts, severe centre part and well-worn tennis sneaks, he also had an enviable…

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Spring shoe update // Hot mules rule

So everyone got the memo. TRAINERS are happening. Your mum’s wearing New Balance round Sainsburys, your lil’ sis is sticking gems on skate shoe mid-soles and you’re on some kray box-ticking rotation of…

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As cheap as chips // Get the Moschino AW14 look for less

As Jeremy Scott’s debut show for Moschino drew to a close in Milan, the notification beeps on my iPhone started to sound like an Alice DeeJay track circa 1998, because SHIT JUST GOT…

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It takes two // Cool collaborations we’re crushing on, HARD

Hello. This week I’m mostly crushing on collabs. These ones, to be exact: Primark x McCains Yep McCains. As in chips. As In I love chips and I’m happy to wear a jumper…

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Style Bite // Get your coat: Blanket dressing makes everything better

Atrocious weather fashion newsflash: The pre-fall collections have spoken and wearing a blanket as a look is now OFFICIALLY allowed. Of course, behind closed doors this winter it’s been my default uniform anyway. But…

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Game on // Topshop X Adidas Originals

Topshop and Adidas and whiskers on kittens – now those are a few of our favourite things! Souped-up sports luxe has never been hotter (Chanel couture crystal-encrusted trainer, anyone?) and so the new…

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Style Bite // SS14 couture trends: Why we’re wearing them now

New-school couture is a modern profit-making business. The global market for hyper-luxe nuggets of artisanal brilliance is now more youthful, fast moving and varied than ever. Forget selecting investment pieces for your in-house…

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2014 calendars // Because 2013 was sooo last year

I was looking through a male friend’s calendar the other day and every month he had written ‘P’. I was like “Dude, what’s the ‘P’ for? Is that when you get your period?”…

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Style Bite // Our 2014 fashion resolutions

#1 Practise INFORMED sales shopping Hunting out wardrobe classics, ideally with a nod to SS14 trends, means you’ll get real investment from your sale buys. The perfect tuxedo jackets (as seen at Balenciaga…

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Style Bite // Sasscats, the best cats in fashion

In relative internet years fashcats have been around for an eternity. That’s cats with a fashion ‘tude – sasscats if you will. From accompanying designers, starring in campaigns, generally loving shoes, playing the…

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10 reasons why we love onesies // PLUS OnePiece 20% off discount code

We got on board ship onesie this time last year (it had nothing to do with One Direction, honest) and our obsession with what essentially is an adult romper suit is still going…

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No one takes Christmas Jumper Day more seriously than Sarah Lund

It’s December! That’s wonderful for so many reasons. Firstly, the mass shaving of moustaches and, well, Christmas, obviously. All year we have been embarrassingly having to wear our Christmas jumpers when we have…

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Hot rocks // The best of jewellery Christmas gifting edit

Regular readers are never short of a (self) gifting idea and sometimes it’s rewarding to look beyond our bookmarked e-comm sites. Think of this as our gift to you –  the Le Blow…

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Style Bite // Looking Deee-Liteful: 60s fashion in the 90s

I felt pretty pleased with myself over the summer when I (cue #humblebrag) got snapped street style at a few festivals and, when asked to ‘sum up my style in three words, came…

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Fashspiration of the week // Oscar the Grouch and Fendi fluff

Cast your mind back to AW11, Gucci’s 90th anniversary show gave coloured fur a grown-up luxe 70’s vibe. Fast forward to 2013 and statement texture is back on the radar. And although the…

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Style Bite // The modern nostalgia trend

In trend world right now, we’re looking back to go forward. Designers seemingly fatigued by a saturation of colour and futuristic digital print, have moved towards a more romantic, muted palette for AW13….

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Fashspiration of the week // J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons

Fellow shopaholics – HOW exciting is November? Meadham Kirchhoff’s new collection for Topshop is due at the end of the month and Isabel Marant for H&M launches (count the days!) on the 14th….

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A girl’s guide to American sports // From a girl that knows nothing about American sports

With some MAJOR NFL teams signing up to playing more games at Wembley Stadium next year, and with the Brooklyn Nets Vs Atlanta Hawkes playing in the O2 in January, it’s clear that we are looking…

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Working gurrrrrl // Meet our new NYC girl crush, Eva Chen

There are some people you follow on the social meedyahs and you just get TOTAL life envy. Eva Chen is one of those people. If you’re not au fait with Chen, here’s the…

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Style Bite // Halloween goes Mean Girls

“In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” Cady, Mean Girls “Why are you…

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(Unexpected) Fashspiration of the Week // Cilla Black had a LORRA LORRA style

We have no idea what’s come over us, but Cilla Black’s been bloody everywhere recently (she must have a book out), and we’ve suddenly realised how effin’ epic her Blind Date wardrobe was….

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Style Bite // Stylish Halloween dressing off the bat

As all good The Craft fans know, Halloween is *debatably* the best festival of the year. Think trick-or-treating, Dead rappers specials, Boom nail art and dancing under a full moon to a mashed-up Bauhaus…

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Style Bite // US movie Halloween parties rule

Gwen Stefani’s frolicking in the pumpkin patch already and Heidi Klum’s had her space monster outfit planned since June. Lets face it, Halloween across the pond is just that tiny bit more awesome…

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Style Bite // Has Instagram killed the street style fashion blog?

Instagram has OFFICIALLY taken over the fashion world. Rihanna has nearly 10 million followers. VB and the Delevingnes are obsessive users. Every angle of fashion month has been shot through the lens of…

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Fashion flashback // 90s supermodels sure knew how to party in style

Supermodels were waaaay better in the 90s. There, we said it. Sure, you’ve got Cara Delevingne posting boss-eyed pics on Instagram and Suki Waterhouse dating Bradley Cooper, but back in the 90s supermodels…

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Fashspiration of the week // Prada SS14 vs. Britney

Prada really was the FASH-BOMB of Milan Fashion Week summer 2014. How to experience it in real-time? Fill your mind with colour, texture, sequins, giant faces and glitter. Do few laps round mural-filled…

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Style Bite // London Fashion Week SS14 in a flash

Welcome to London fashion week in a nutshell. What happened? WELL, the whole world decided that from pretty much February next year they’d be wearing *deep breath* bubblegum pink, coy mint, blush, plastic…

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Fashspiration of the week // Aila Wang – three fashion finds inspired by Alexander Wang’s niece

London Fashion Week starts this Friday and industry types are nonchalantly (read: furiously) planning their outfit schedule with meticulous care. Looking like a discerning pro gets harder every season – how to distinguish…

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London Fashion Week SS14 // What to put on your own LFW schedule…

The carb-free countdown to London Fashion Week has begun! On the 13-17th September 2013 London-based and international designers will be showing collections for SS14, with Somerset House again being a hot bed of…

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Fashspiration of the Week // The Hitchcock Heroine

By all accounts, this summer has been a dizzying fashion roller coaster. From 20’s flapper dresses to 60’s mono mini’s and a *WHATEVER everyone’s doing it anyway* rehash of 90’s grunge, there was…

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Fashspiration of the week // Frances Ha’s off-duty dancer fashion

Frances Ha film spoiler alert: It’s a film about friendship, acceptance and growing-up. Amiable girl who can’t afford her rent bumbles between aspirational ballet classes, Brooklyn house parties and boys that are hopelessly…

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How charming // Tatty Devine blings up Bestival

You know those people who wear their festival wristbands long after the hangover has subsided? Long after the ‘I haven’t come across a pair of scissors yet’ excuse has worn thin? Yep, some…

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What a load of SHEET // Five unlikely summer style icons

This article was published in the second edition of SHEET, the in-house fanzine for Urban Outfitters Europe celebrating all the badass talent *waves* working within the company, and released in tandem with the…

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Beat summer wardrobe fatigue // Three easy style swaps

Most of us have about three interchangeable summer looks that actually look passable outside the house. Most likely these consist of denim shorts, ubiquitous tea dresses and generic jersey. Take action now if…

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The everything swimsuit // How capsule dressing went micro

It’s now socially acceptable to wear your swimsuit pretty much whenever. Be it day or night, at the beach or at the bus stop. Just checking you got the memo. This week Rihanna went…

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Fashspiration of the week // Kate Bosworth in Blue Crush

Bit of an ironic one this. Kate Bosworth spends most of Blue Crush in a bikini. Does that qualify as an outfit-build? You decide. The point is she is our cute then-symbol for…

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WIN! Hunter boots giveaway // Why Kate Moss is Queen of Festival Fashion #BEAHEADLINER

If, like us, you’re a bit miffed that you missed out on Glastonbury tickets this year (and by ‘missed out’, we mean ‘totally-didn’t-even-bother-applying’), then luckily Le Blow is here to help. While we…

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The return of the halter neck top? // For MEN, that is… #LCM

Seeing as the halter neck sits best on a flat chest, it’s a quandary why this hasn’t happened sooner. JW Anderson delighted with some signature gender-bending at London Collections Men this week, by…

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Fashspiration of the week // KMiddy Vs Cruella de Vil

The dalmation spot is having an unexpected moment after being worn by Kate Middleton on her final public engagement before the royal birth. The Duchess was spotted (heh) in a £169 dalmatian print…

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Fashspiration of the week // Iggy Azelea meets Malibu Barbie #TrashFash

This week, fashspiration fans, we’re going to take the sun-soaked Aussie rapper-gone-bad, Iggy Azelea and mix her with everyone’s favourite wholesome anti-feminist icon, Malibu Barbie, to get our trash-fash look. Iggy has tracks…

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Time to get off Instagram? // How anonymity sells

In Saint Laurent suits and shiny helmets on the cover of this month’s i:D, Daft Punk sum it up. Mystery trumps reality. From the start, way back in the late 90s, no one…

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Fashspiration of the week // Jungle is massive

Lions, tigers, top tunes and big hair. After exploring all the current evidence ladies, it looks like we have a micro trend on our hands. Welcome to the Jungle. The anthem? For those…

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Time to smarten up: Books as accessories // AKA the most stylish book club in town

It’s always been protocol to throw literary references round in fashion circles. This is mostly down to an overpriced education or the understandable desire to be perceived as ‘intellectually beyond handbags’. Naming children…

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When fashion and fancy dress collide

Like fashion and art, fashion and fancy dress share sartorial territory. Granted though, it’s a less highbrow, slightly more camp glittery territory. It started this year with Coachella. California festival dressing means cut…

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Levi’s X Liberty // We love your babies

Sometimes people are made for each other. When they finally shack up everyone is all: ‘Why the heck did they not get together sooner, eh?’ A perfect example of one of these couples…

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Faking it // Subverted slogans and fake designer label memes

As we may have mentioned 879,436 times over the last 6 months, street wear is here, and it’s here to stay (stay now). But within street wear many micro-trends are springing up. Thanks…

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Smart sneaker styles // Top hard working trainers that won’t ruin your 9-5 look

Whether you’re an after-hours ballet pumps, brogues or trainers girl, once the office heels (super high white ones, naturally) are kicked under the desk late afternoon, ANYTHING FLAT, vaguely padded or semi supportive…

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Bit of all white // The enduring appeal of the white pointy shoe

Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman’s a fan, and Phoebe Philo teams hers with tailoring and an oversized coat. Our love/hate affair with the white stiletto is well-trodden fashion Marmite. Photo: Camille Over the Rainbow…

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Fashspiration of the week // Sunglasses special: 5 iconic shade styles

Spring has finally sprung! And whilst the tights Vs no tights debate still divides the office, cute shades offer an accessible way to acknowledge it’s no longer bloody freezing. But which to wear?…

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Get lost in fashion // Map print is where it’s at

Do you have cartographic curiosities? Is ‘folding maps’ what you say is your weakness at job interviews? Remember the days before smart phones when people actually used paper maps? How delightfully retro. Aw12…

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Shopping Edit // Modern Punk: 6 pieces for the well-dressed anarchist

DISCLAIMER: PUNK. I mean, is there really anything else to say about the grass roots 70’s explosion, it’s reggae influence, London Vs NY, new wave and everything else that prompted, followed and surrounded…

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Vogue Flashback // Moss as Bowie in 2003

Fashion, like art and music can never exist in isolation. They are synonymous with self-expression, a creative rejection or affirmation of belief. The projection of ‘cool’, the persona we create for ourselves and…

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Fashspiration of the week // Le Blow loves the Blow Up girl: 60′s model Veruschka

Take the futurism trend, mix it with some otherworldly beauty, a whole lot of cult value and some solid 60′s Bohemia. Our Fashspiration this week is no other than legendary German born model and…

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Fashion on film // Rankin collaborates with Westfield

Shopping spaceship centre giants Westfield has launched four clickable fashion music videos produced and directed by photographer and filmmaker LEDGE Rankin. The music vids showcase four key SS13 trends and feature nifty Hotspotting…

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Fashspiration of the week // Mossy on a motorcycle

A model posing suggestively on a motorbike means one of only two things. Either you’ve stumbled upon a Men and Motors cover spread OR you are experiencing a rock ‘n’ roll fashion MOMENT….

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Style bite (literally) // Fast food fashion: Wear chips on your shoulder…

It was only a matter of time before my love of all things greasy foodwise spilled over into my wardrobe – literally in some cases: ‘That’s a lovely lip gloss you’re rocking there,…

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AW13 Style edit // 50 Shades of Blue (well, six actually)

From midnight to baby blue shades, working blue tonally all over is a big story next season. Denim (duh!) is the most obvious entry point and the AW13 shows show us how to work…

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On a fashion mission // 90s style beanie hats Brian Harvey would be proud of

During this cold snap, there can be only one style icon, and that is… …Brian Harvey. It was only a matter of time. PUT DOWN THE SHARPIE AND STOP DRAWING A CARTOON DOG…

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London’s AW13 // Three fashion names to put on your radar right now

Now fashion month is over, the amount of AW fabulousness that needs to be absorbed right now is just TOO much. We’re still working out if we can get away sans tights (following…

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Fashion in motion // What’s new in video

Stylish consumers demand a constant stream of imagery, inspiration and absolute newness in a sprawling landscape of digital growth. The fashion industry is under pressure to deliver. We wanna see some hot shit…

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Celeb inspiration // AKA The Leopard Print Rules (like Fight Club but more leopardy)

To paraphrase *cough* totally rip off *cough* Jackie Collins: My weakness is, I wear too much leopard print. I, in fact, would consider this a strength (and have indeed used it as such…

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Fashion week street style edit // Five of the best hat ‘n’ heels combos

Think light with dark, texture verses shine or elegant sportiness. Dressing well is a game of contrasts and if London Fashion Week street style taught us anything  it’s that nonchalant downtown beanies are…

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London Fashion Week: An about town checklist // Trends to tick off as you go

Think steely fashion editors, pre-teen bloggers, coloured fur, tons of leather, neon and huge flashing cameras. London Fashion week is indeed in full swing and passing between shows is a show in itself….

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