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  • Style me: Chokers

    Posted on October 22, 2016 by Rina

    How To Style ChokersStyle me: Chokers

    1. Choose a choker style that suits your need: subtle and dainty, show-stopping and opulent, or stand-out statement chokers. There's plenty to choose from since this accessory came back into the spotlight, after all it is an easy piece of jewellery to wear.

    2. Placement makes a difference: some chokers look stunning when floating on the middle of the neck, whilst others draw attention by sitting neatly on along the collarbones. Take your time to try different pairings.

    3. Co-ordinating your choker and OOTD: statement chokers look equally good layered over turtlenecks or bare necks. Opt for a dainty choker or two, you can customize your look by wearing several together for a unique piece or on its own for a barely-there finish. Dazzle with a crystal-encrusted choker to draw attention to plunging necklines, or punctuate a beautifully fitted ensemble.

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    Rina

  • Layer Up

    Posted on October 9, 2016 by Rina

    As we prepare our wardrobes for the cooler season, let's look to the catwalk for some inspiration on adding some much needed sparkle to our functional outfits.
    A reoccurring trend on the catwalk for Autumn Winter 2016-17 was layering necklaces.

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    Moschino mixed and matched strings of pearls with chunky silver chains.
    At Valentino, necks were adorned with multi-chained necklaces featuring burnished silver charms.

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    Chanel opted for their signature multi-strand pearls over jackets, an elegant classic.
    Models strutted down the Alexander Wang runway wearing leather chokers and big link chains for a grunge look.

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    Rina

  • It’s Happening… We’ll Be At The Luxury Fashion Sample Sale, SLUXE

    Posted on July 7, 2016 by Benna

    Got nothing planned for the 16th July? Even if you have, cancel it because you will not want to miss the SLUXE luxury fashion sample sale. Head to Liverpool’s Camp and Furnace anytime between 11am and 4pm to get amazing deals on your favourite designer brands.

    SLUXE Sample Sale

    We will be there armed with plenty of stock that we need to get rid of so now is your chance to grab a bargain!

    You will find end of season stock as well as new stock from not only Benna but also from Smudge Boutique, Boudoir Boutique, Style Clinic, The Leather Satchel Co. and more.

    Entry is completely free so there is no excuse not to attend this fabulous event filled with local boutique fashion shops.

    While we want to keep a secret of what will be in our sample sale, here is a few of our popular brands and products… just to give you a teaser.

    Alex Monroe

    Our all-time favourite designer brand is Alex Monroe… especially the Alex Monroe gold bumblebee necklace which has been a favourite for a long time and is an instant classic piece.

    Alex Monroe Gold Bumblebee Necklace

    Sydney Evan

    We’re pretty sure that you will go crazy if you find we have Sydney Evan jewellery in our sample sale… especially the Sydney Evan white gold and diamond hamsa necklace.

    Sydney Evan White Gold and Diamond Hamsa Necklace

    There is only one way to find out though... going to the sample sale and paying us a visit.

    It is going to be Absolutely Fabulous!

    SLUXE Sample Sale

  • Coachella Throwbacks: Our Favourite Coachella Outfits

    Posted on April 11, 2016 by Benna

    The festival season is creeping up ever so quickly with Coachella starting just four short days. We cannot wait to see what amazing outfits the celebs will be wearing this year and because we cannot wait, we have decided to look back on past Coachella outfits that had us in awe.
    With all things suede, fringing and stacked jewellery, the festival season is one of our favourite times of year. We're looking back on Coachella throwbacks for inspiration for the 2016 festival season.

    Gigi Hadid

    Gigi Hadid Coachella Image Source: Vogue
    Gigi Hadid Coachella Image Source: ASOS

    This supermodel knows exactly what to wear during festival season. She is always bang on trend and takes risks that always pay off. Even though both of the above Coachella outfits are entirely different, the one thing they both have in common is that she has not been shy in the jewellery department. She has adorned her outfit with multiple statement necklaces, upper arm bracelets, body chains and long pendant necklaces.

    Alexa Chung

    Alexa Chung Coachella Image Source: Raishma
    Alexa Chung Coachella Image Source: Pop Web News

    Alex Chung is no stranger to creating the indie look. She is not one to simply dress up indie style once a year during festival season, this is probably the trend that Alexa is most comfortable in. The best thing about her Coachella outfits is that they are super simple which only adds to the ‘cool as f**k’ vibe she has going on. She tends to pair her outfits with one staple piece of jewellery rather than stack like many other festival goers tend to do. She definitely has her own style and we love her for it.

    Margaux Brooke

    Margaux Brooke Image Source: On Abbot Kinney
    Margaux Brooke Coachella Image Source: Pinterest

    While we’re on the subject of unique styles, we simply cannot mention Margaux Brooke without talking about being unique. If there is one person people can't wait to see what outfit they are wearing at Coachella, it is Margaux Brooke. Again, her outfits are actually very simplistic with one item of jewellery such as a body chain or statement cuff. She knows her body and what makes it look amazing and that is why her outfits always look so sleek and effortless.

    Kate Bosworth

    Kate Bosworth Coachella Image Source: BuzzFeed
    Kate Bosworth Coachella Image Source: Sunny and Rainy

    It really wouldn't be Coachella without Kate Bosworth and her fabulous festival hair and outfits. She is yet another celebrity who makes the festival style look effortless. She doesn't have any particular outfit as she has been seen in the past wearing the good old shorts and tee, play suits and dresses. Her style is unpredictable and so we are incredibly excited to see what she will be wearing this year.

    Jourdan Dunn

    Jourdan Dunn Coachella Image Source: Daily Mail
    Jourdan Dunn Coachella Image Source: Glamour Magazine

    We can honestly say that no one gives us greater festival style envy that Jourdan Dunn. Everything from her hair colour to her shoes and from her outfit to her jewellery choices, she does just festival trends perfectly. If you haven't noticed by now, we love all things jewellery which is why we love Jourdan Dunn’s outfits because she is rarely seen without a statement necklace during festival season.

    Alessandra Ambrosio

    Alessandra Ambrosio Coachella Image Source: People
    Alessandra Ambrosio Coachella Image Source: Hawt Celebs

    Alessandra always seems to go for the more girly look but still keeps it indie enough for the festival season and especially Coachella. We love her cute outfits and really hope she will be attending Coachella this year so we can check out her style choice. She tends to pair a statement necklace with a charm necklace and loves to stack her cuffs and bracelets too as well as stack rings.

  • 7 Instagram Accounts We’re Addicted To

    Posted on March 25, 2016 by Benna

    There are some Instagram accounts we simply can't get enough of and we thought we'd share which we are addicted to so you can join in the fun too. Everything from hot to trot fashion trends to nail inspiration and from memes to jewellery goals, these Instagram accounts have it all and we can't get enough of them.

    Kendall Jenner

    A video posted by Kendall Jenner (@kendalljenner) on


    If there is ever a way to feel like you’re a part of every fashion week around the world, it is through Kendall Jenner’s Instagram account. She posts a lot of behind the scenes videos and photos from her photo shoots and fashion shows as well as videos and photos of her lavish lifestyle and we love it.

    Eva Chen

    Karl (at least a coin purse version of him) watching over my #evachenpose today

    A photo posted by Eva Chen (@evachen212) on


    There is no better fashion influencer on Instagram than Eva Chen. After all, she is the Head of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram. Before being the Head of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram, she was the Editor in Chief at Lucky Magazine and Beauty Editor at Teen Vogue. She certainly knows her fashion and how to do it well in Instagram.

    Kenza Sadoun-El Glaoui

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    Kenza is the THE fashion blogger in Paris. She rarely misses out at London and Paris fashion weeks where you will find her seated at the side of the catwalks. Fashion certainly runs in the family as her mum was a model for Elite and is now a fashion photographer. She regularly posts what she is wearing and cute fashion related memes.

    Gigi Hadid

    post-work playtime @lilyaldridge 👯 @voguemagazine

    A video posted by Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid) on


    Gigi Hadid is vastly becoming the most in demand model if not already. She is booked for all the top fashion shows as well as having A list friends and featured in music videos, she is a must follow on Instagram. She posts a lot of behind the scenes photos at fashion shows and photo shoots as well as photos of her amazing lifestyle.

    GRL PWR

    ❤️💛💚💙💜 #GRLPWR

    A photo posted by GRL PWR (@grl___pwr) on


    We women like to stick together and be all about girl power. This Instagram account is filled with girl power quotes as well as a lot of sassy photos that we absolutely love. If you ever have a friend that needs picking up then head to this Instagram account to send her some inspiring and sassy quotes.

    Jeanne Grey

    Awkward hand says 👋🏼 Long(er) hair don't care || @zeldahair styled by @chayaalthaus

    A photo posted by by Jeanne Grey™ (@thegreylayers) on


    If you've always wanted to live the NYC lifestyle but can't then the next best thing is to follow Jeanne Grey on Instagram. She is the definition of an NYC girl and knows how to work the latest fashion and beauty trends. She posts everything from the fancy places she goes to eat, what she is wearing and her day to day activities. We love living the NYC lifestyle through her Instagram account.

    Naomi Campbell

    #thankgoditsfriday #frizzyhairday @nicobustos @reneegarnes #greatday #Thankyou 😘😘👊🏾

    A photo posted by Naomi Campbell (@iamnaomicampbell) on


    We cannot have have a round up of the best fashion influencers on Instagram without adding Naomi Campbell to the list. Her Instagram is everything you'd expect it to be; glamorous and filled with A list friends and behind the scene photos.All what we need now is for Kate Moss to join

  • Fashion Icons From The 90’s That Are Still Killing It Today

    Posted on March 17, 2016 by Benna

    Can you believe we left the 90’s 17 years ago? Neither can we. Even though it has been 17 years, we can’t help but notice that some of the fashion icons that we loved in the 90’s are still killing it today. Oh yes, we remember the washed out denim look and cami dresses very well. Here are some of our favourite fashion icons that we were absolutely obsessed with in the 90’s for their fashion choices and whom we are still absolutely obsessed with today.

    Johnny Depp & Kate Moss

    We all remember the Johnny Depp & Kate Moss days when they were the hot couple in the A-list world. With their matching leathers and effortlessly cool hairstyles, they quite simply rocked the fashion world. We are still heartbroken that these two never got their happy ever after though. Kate was way ahead of the time with her stacking rings which is a hot trend today.

    Kate Moss

    Kate Moss deserves a place of her own, after all she did rock the cami dress trend like no other in the 90’s. She always dressed her cami dresses with beautiful delicate yet statement necklaces such as this amazing diamond choker. After looking back at some of her old paps from the 90’s, we forgot how much she actually loved wearing cami dresses. Even today, Kate Moss is still setting fashion trends.

    Winona Ryder

    If there was ever an IT girl who knew how to dress, it was Winona Ryder. Her style was always unique to her which is why she was a trend setter and never a trend follower. We love how confident she was in herself to wear what she wanted and create outfits that completely resembled her personality. We are in complete envy of this entire outfit and would certainly rock it today!

    Drew Barrymore

    Drew Barrymore was the ultimate flower girl and boho babe in the 90’s. Her 90’s style would certainly not look out of place in 2016. She would rarely be seen without flowers in her hair or wearing denim, it was definitely her signature look. Flowers in the hair and denim are still a very common sight in the summer and at music festivals..

    Jennifer Aniston

    We all fell in love with Jennifer Aniston when she played Rachel Green in Friends. She was well known for her fabulous hair with women worldwide trying to copy it. Not only was her hair fab though, she also had great fashion sense. Her style on and off screen had us all green with envy. Even today, women look to her for style inspiration.

    Clueless

    This entire film was filled with crazy yet brilliant outfits that inspired us all to get a little more creative with our own wardrobes. From their very unique gym outfits to their cute co-ords, the stylists of this film were way beyond their time. Co-ords are a huge trend right now which is why Clueless still remains such an iconic fashion film.

  • Easter Wish List

    Posted on March 10, 2016 by Benna

    Easter is quickly creeping up on us which means it is time to get your hinting ‘A’ game on. It can be quite annoying when your boyfriend, fiancée or husband either pretends not to notice your hints or completely hasn’t got a clue. If your hinting never works, even when it deserves an A+ then it is time to give up and buy your own gift. We all work hard so we deserve to treat ourselves every now and again and Easter is a great excuse to treat yourself.

    For those of you whose hinting hasn’t worked, here is a list of things you can treat yourself to this Easter… You deserve it!

    Barbour Women's Trevose Waterproof Jacket

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    How amazingly cute is this waterproof jacket from Barbour! We absolutely love Barbour here at Benna and can’t get enough of their quality and stylish jackets and coats. This Trevose Waterproof Jacket is £198.95.

    Armadoro Emerald Star Ear Jacket

    Armadoro Emerald Star Ear Jacket

    Ear jackets are bang on trend which is why this Armadoro Emerald Star Ear Jacket should be on your wish list. If you just wanted a simple stud for everyday wear then you can simply remove the jacket. For just £56, it is definitely worth treating yourself to.

    Estella Bartlett Silver Songbird Necklace

    Estella Bartlett Silver Songbird Necklace

    This very sweet necklace is from Estella Bartlett and can be bought at Benna for just £16. You would never believe that this delightful charm necklace is just £16. It is perfect for everyday wear.

    The White Company Suede Espadrille

    The White Company Suede Espadrille

    These suede Espadrille shoes from the White Company will look great when your out and about for Easter or going away on an Easter holiday. They work with pretty much any outfit and can be worn every day. They will soon become your absolute favourite go to shoes.

    Everything from Jo Malone

    Jo Malone

    How can we pick one single product from Jo Malone when everything is just so amazing! Obviously we can't buy the whole shop but this is a wish list after all so we can wish can't we. Prices of Jo Malone products start from £17.

    Alex Monroe Twin Heart Silver Sail Away With Me Bracelet

    Alex Monroe Twin Heart Silver Sail Away With Me Bracelet

    We simply can't get enough of Alex Monroe jewellery and especially this twin heart silver sail away with me bracelet. It is £120 and also comes in rose gold as well as having a matching necklace available.

    Boden Scallop Point Shoes

    Boden Scallop Point Shoes

    These beautiful scallop point shoes from Boden are handmade and come in an array of colours including traditional black. They cost £69.50 and you’ll be sure to get a lot of wear out of them.

    Olivia Burton Parlour Mirror Floral Mink And Gold Watch

    Olivia Burton Parlour Mirror Floral Mink And Gold

    All there is to say about this watch is… WOW!! The Olivia Burton Parlour Mirror Floral watch is £85 and has a beautiful oversized gold dial to give a real statement look. The strap is a mink genuine leather for comfort and added style.

    Lucky Eyes Chelsea Necklace

    Lucky Eyes Chelsea Necklace

    The last thing we've added to our Easter wish list is the fabulous Lucky Eyes Chelsea Necklace which is £120. This is a more delicate version of the Chelsea necklace and is adorned with gems. It will look great by itself or stacked with other necklaces

  • Romantic Gestures- Valentine's Gift Ideas

    Posted on February 8, 2016 by benna

    Valentine's Gift Ideas for 2016

    With 2016 well underway, Valentine's day is just around the corner. From candle-lit dinners to cosy evening in, who doesn't appreciate small romantic gestures?
    Here's this years valentine's gift ideas...

    Great things come in small packages: Creamy musk with a hint of rose, this handbag friendly rollerball is perfect for taking on flights or nights out. Aerin Ambermusk Rollerball 8ml, £24. (Available in 50ml spray bottle and scented body lotion). Valentine's Gift Ideas Aerin


     

    Will you bee mine?: The classic and ever popular Alex Monroe Bumblebee Necklace in rose gold makes a delightful gift. A subtle token of love. £165 from Benna. Available in gold or silver.

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    Creature comforts: Coming home to a room lightly scented is a small luxury enjoyed by many, for some it's crucial to a pampering bath, and others it's a simple comfort that helps them unwind. Pictured, Baies candle by Diptyque, 300g.

    Valentine's Gift Ideas Diptyque


     

    I'll be by your side: This Chloé mini Marcie cross body satchel bag is perfect for carrying daily essentials. Stylish, and practical, great for the modern woman. Pictured in anemone pink.Valentine's Gift Ideas Chloé


     

    "Be still my beating heart" William Mountfort: One of the universal symbol of love and romance, the heart. Cast in silver with gold in a pair of beautiful and subtle earrings, by British jeweller Alex Monroe, available from Benna, £108.

    Valentine's Gift Ideas Alex Monroe

     

    Happy Valentine's day everyone!
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  • Our Favourite Alex Monroe Photos This Week

    Posted on January 29, 2016 by Benna

    All you Instagram babes certainly know how to style the gorgeous Alex Monroe necklaces. It's so hard to pick from but here are our favourite Alex Monroe Instagram posts this week.

    Nancy Straughan Wearing Alex Monroe


    Her Instagram is very colourful and full of amazing interior design photos and style looks. She is a homeware designer and lifestyle blogger and is now of course, a fan of Alex Monroe. Here she is wearing the Alex Monroe Fox Necklace.

    Naomi Wearing Alex Monroe

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    Naomi is a student nurse and has an Instagram full of amazing looks. She has a figure to die for which is no surprise as she loves hitting the gym. On top of all that, her two gorgeous fluffy little dogs make an appearance in some of her photos. Here she is wearing the Alex Monroe Gold Bumblebee Necklace.

    Bee's Bakery Wearing Alex Monroe

    A photo posted by Bee's Bakery (@beesbakery) on


    Now this is how to bake in style. Bee's Bakery make amazing customised cookies and edible flowers that look real. If you can withstand looking at delicious cakes and not being able to eat them, then definitely follow them. Here she is wearing the Silver Alex Monroe Bumblebee Necklace.

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  • Our Favourite Instagram Posts Of 2015

    Posted on January 4, 2016 by Benna

    Just like you, we love browsing through our favourite fashion inspired Instagram posts and so we thought we’d list some of our favourite posts from 2015.

    Donatella Versace

    I love you @gigihadid, you're amazing! #TeamDV

    A photo posted by Donatella Versace (@donatella_versace) on

    Donatella Versace only made her Instagram debut in December 2015 but we love her and therefore she deserves a place on our list. Donatella is not unfamiliar with Instagram though as her dog, Audrey, has had an account on Instagram for a while which is full of images of her extravagant lifestyle. Our favourite Instagram post from Donatella was the second post she done which was a selfie with the ever fabulous Gigi Hadid.

    Natasha Goldenberg

    If you’re not already following Natasha Goldenberg, we suggest you start. She is part of the Russian Fashion Mafia pack and is a stylist and designer as well as being a mum. Her Instagram is jam-packed full of beautiful pictures as she regularly travels to all the top fashion shows in London, Milan, Paris and New York. We love this super cute picture of her on her way to a friend’s birthday party that she posted on her Instagram not too long ago. The dress and jacket combo is simply to die for.

    Kendall Jenner

    last night ❤️ @victoriassecret

    A photo posted by Kendall Jenner (@kendalljenner) on

    Whether you love or loathe Keeping Up With The Kardashians, you have to love Kendall Jenner’s Instagram which is filled with fashionable shoots. Kendall is currently flying high in the modelling world and has certainly taken every catwalk by storm. One of her highlights in 2015 was walking the Victoria Secret’s show which has been a dream of hers since forever. Our favourite photo from 2015 from her Instagram was of course this fabulous photo taken of her when on the Victoria Secret’s catwalk.

    Anna Dello Russo

    Repost by @ariannparisofficial @dior show with the One @mariotestino @bat_gio @janski20

    A photo posted by Anna Dello Russo (@anna_dello_russo) on

    Anna Dello Russo is the Editor and Consultant for Vogue Japan and has been called the “fashion maniac” which is just why we love her. Her unpredictable choice of outfits during fashion week is something most of us have come to wonder in anticipation about. We love anyone who takes pride in their individual tastes which is exactly what makes Anna Dello Russo’s Instagram account so interesting and inspiring to scroll through.

    Fashion For Lunch

    Kirsty created the Fashion For Lunch blog and Instagram account which is both full of vibrant colours and amazing fashion finds. After you have discovered her Instagram account you will not be able to peel your eyes away. Kirsty is a self-confessed Chanel shopper and colour addict from London and she creates some of the most beautiful images. You may call us biased but our favourite Instagram post from Fashion For Lunch is of the classic Alex Monroe Silver Bumblebee Necklace.

    Gigi Hadid

    We’ve already had one supermodel on our list and so now it is time to add her supermodel best friend to the list too… Gigi Hadid. If you’re a fan of the selfie then you will love her Instagram account which is shamelessly filled with them. Gigi also made her debut appearance in the Victoria Secret show in 2015 along with best friend Kendall Jenner. We particularly love this photo taken of her during the show… look at those abs!