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Mixing art with protective know how

Proporta and world renowned artist Ben Allen have just announced a new collaboration on two stunning hard shell protective cases for the Apple iPhone 4.

The range has been designed to add minimal bulk, but maximum style to your iPhone 4. Super tough and robust, the hard shell case comes in two stylish designs – Skull and Zebra. The British punk movement inspires the ‘Skull’ design whilst the ‘Zebra’ is Allen’s vision of the streets and the wild becoming one. Both are visually arresting, and are printed in high resolution on to super tough Proporta shells protecting against knocks and impact damage, whilst remaining soft and silky to the touch.

Ben Allen’s paintings have been exhibited in venues and galleries internationally as well as being purchased by celebrities including Richard Branson, Stephen Dorff, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, DJ Dan Williams and Jade Jagger.

Available from www.proporta.com priced at £24.95

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‘Fashion Kicks’ or Kick Fashion? by Gillian N

I was a VIP at the ‘Fashion Kicks’ www.fashionkicks.org.uk charity event at the Lancashire County Cricket Club a couple of weeks ago in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The night was made up of a high fashion cat walk show hosted by Selfridges, Westlife (whoop whoop) and a Michelin starred dinner – then of course a good old knees up!

I was wearing a DVF one shouldered black cocktail dress, black slingback Louboutins and matching clutch, I kept my jewellery simple with a subtle pink diamond ring. ‘WOW’ was my first thought at entering the beautifully decadent marquees, lit up like the night with stars on the ceiling (as well as many in the room!). Taking my glass of vintage champers offered to me I made my way to my 3rd row seat in eager anticipation of the cat walk surprises.

The one and only Dr Fox compared as the girls strutted their stuff in Stella McCartney, D&G, Matthew Williamson and many more. I couldn’t help but notice ALL the girl models were wearing Louboutins (I had to be held back from running up there to snatch them). My highlight was the Calvin Klein models – male of course, in some tasty boxers and briefs! Celeb models included Carlos Tevez, Patrick Viera and Amber Le Bon (who looked STUNNING in a full length hot pink sequined fitted gown with a fish tail and black waist sash).

Next was dins and we were taken to our seats for our lavish 5 course meal starting with a salmon salad, a delish lamb main course, a chocolate dessert finished off with cheese and biscuits and coffee.

Dennis Taylor helped kick start the after dinner auction with some BIG prizes – Craig Bellamy won the auction for the Harley Davidson! On to the silent auction….drum role…..my fantastic hubbie bid and WON ‘meet the BOYZ’ – a meeting with Boyzone when they return to Manchester on March 2011 – I’ll let you know how it goes ;-) what more could a girl ask!!

The much anticipated Westlife performance was introduced by  the Dr and I was within TOUCHING distance – agghhhhh!! They sang some of their older songs and then a selection of rat pack songs. It felt like an intimate audience with Westlife ;-)! They were FABULOUS!

At 2am we agreed that we were unfortunately too tired to take up our invite to the VIP  after party that went on till 7am! For insider info on who went on to the party…..I take bribes, for us real life and baby sitters were calling…

Until next time fellow fashionistas….

Love Gillian x

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WAG Tales by Gillian N

Over at girlgeekchic towers we have a fab new blogger who is going to be bringing us updates from the world of WAG covering everything from celebrity chic to what’s hot and what’s not on the fashion scene.

Who better to do this than the gorgeous WAG Gillian Naysmith. Originally from Edinburgh she now lives in Wilmslow, Cheshire – of course that’s were any self respecting WAG has to live if there hubby plays for a team up north – she’s a fashionista with a realistic budget and just loves translating celebrity and catwalk trends into affordable high street looks. Married and a busy mum of three she knows what a juggle this can be and has perfected how to look good on the run!  Check out her first column this week…. Fashion Kicks!

 

Love Gillian x

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Geek chic: returnvoid.co.uk quality geekware

Here at girlgeekchic towers we cant resist this cute binary love tee. Wear your heart on your sleeve by errrr wearing it on your chest! The binary heart actually spells out love – really it does. Each 8 digit string of 0s and 1s converts to the decimal ASCII value of one of the letters of ‘love’. How geeky and lovely! Pefect  for that very special geek in your life…even yourself.

For further details check out www.returnvoid.co.uk

Price £15

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Web of the Week: www.wishpot.com

Wishpot is a fab website to collect and share all your fave things you want to tell your mates (or your lover) about that your lil’ heart desires! Just download the wishpot button and start saving and sharing products in one click. It’s that simple! Wishpot makes it easy and convenient to create your wish lists and registries with products from any website, for your birthday, your wedding, or  even just your funky fashion picks.

For more details checkout www.wishpot.com

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