24. May 2013 17:00
Last night saw the Cruise Summer Style party as Cruise Belfast hosted a night of luxury fashion, live music, drinks and canapés to celebrate the relaunch of the store following the stunning refit. Guests enjoyed refreshing Smirnoff Mojito cocktails and Peroni and tasty canapés from Wagamama. Local singer Jason Clarke added a chic atmosphere to the evening with a live acoustic set and DJ Jay Kay played throughout the night. The fashion show showcased both the Mainline and Premium collections available at the store for SS13.
Take a look at some of the stunning looks from the fashion show.
Thanks to all guests who attended as well as to the Andrew Mulenna for the stunning hair, Paddy McGurgan from the Make-Up Pro Store for the beautiful make-up, Jason Clarke and DJ Jay Kay for fantastic music, Smirnoff , Captain’s Morgan and Peroni for fabulous drinks and Wagamama for delicious canapés.
24. May 2013 15:30
Once again Converse has teams up with Japanese super brand COMME des GARCONS PLAY. After the previous success of the Comme Chuck Taylor All Star Hi and Lo, as well as the Jack Purcell low top sneaker, the two brands now focus there attention to the classic Converse Pro Leather.
“Comme des Garçons’ Kawakubo designed the collection with PLAY’s signature quirky heart-with-eyes logo to create four new sporty versions of the iconic Converse Pro Leather. For this collection, a new all-over PLAY logo pattern was placed randomly to make each sneaker unique in design. The playful pattern celebrates the creative, irreverent sprit that is synonymous with both the Converse and Comme des Garçons brands.”
The COMME des GARCONS PLAY X Converse Pro Leather are available in Milk and Black Mid and Ox silhouettes, and will be available in store and online this June. Stay tuned for further announcements and check out the full COMME des GARCONS PLAY here
23. May 2013 17:24
These days simply producing products of the moment isn't enough and labels that rely on "in trend" styles soon learn how fickle the industry can be. This brings us to Quoddy, a company that creates handmade products that scream excellence and style yet feel the need not to make a song and dance about it. Generally flying under the radar in terms of exposure Quoddy allow the shoes they craft to speak for themselves. Timeless in aesthetic and comfortable from the start each Quoddy shoe gets better with every wear.
We've selected three of our favourite styles in hand-picked materials and colour combinations. Not only perfect for wearing sockless in summer Quoddy's footwear is easily wearable for the transition into colder months. Our full Quoddy range featuring the Blucher, Maliseet and Chukka can be viewed here.
23. May 2013 14:28
Another 'it' bag of the season this textured leather tote from Versace has a fold over design with two top handles and a long detachable shoulder strap. The bag has a belt woven through it which is beautifully adorned with large Medusa embossed discs, which brings an edgy feel to the bag.
Heidi Klum and Miley Cyrus have all been spotted with the Medusa Signature Icon tote bag. Here at Cruise, we have it available in black and also a striking tangerine orange.
23. May 2013 10:47
Victoria Beckham has welcomed a new member of staff to her ever increasing fashion empire, this time in the form of an adorable little puppy. Meet Barnaby! Victoria tweeted a photo of the gorgeous pup sitting in a box and said 'My name is Barnaby and I'm a new member of the Victoria Beckham e-commerce team! X vb'. I imagine he'll be a great addition, we'd love him here in our office!
22. May 2013 11:20
Coming soon... We are pleased to reveal that for Autumn/Winter 13 we will be stocking the limited edition 'Blvck Gourmet' 35; a collaborative effort between San Francisco-based Black Scale and LA’s Gourmet. Working on Gourmet’s iconic, 'The 35' silhouette, the design comes draped in a premium scaly black leather with contrasting white accents hitting the shoe’s technical outsole and subtle branding applications. Finished with tonal black eyelets and matching laces, the 'Blvck Gourmet' 35 is set to be online soon in limited numbers. Stay tuned for further announcements on this release and news on the Black Scale AW13 collection.
22. May 2013 09:56
Giorgio Armani opens a pop-up restaurant in Cannes today, the launch coincides with the opening of Cannes' debut Armani boutique. The Armani Caffe concept is the first of it's kind and it will stock a variety of Armani branded food and drink. The interiors and furniture have been provided by Armani Casa and with a more formal set up than the already popular Emporio Armani Caffe chain I think this is going to be a huge success.
21. May 2013 15:12
Everyone who is anyone has been in Cannes, the elite of the fashion crowd and the Hollywood creme de la creme. We all eagerly awaited the opening ceremony which served as the premiere of the most eagerly anticipated movie of the year 'The Great Gatsby'. Glamorous looks unfolded all evening proving once again that Cannes is the playground for the rich and famous, the event where the saying 'go big or go home' was invented, did not disappoint.
Gowns glided down the red carpet to the sound of paparazzi light bulbs flashing and uncharacteristic rain showers didn't dampen the evening. Leading lady Carey Mulligan wore a blush matte satin Dior Couture gown with bold red statement lips. The British star was glowing in her spotlight moment with her handsome co star Leonardo Di Caprio, oh ladies we do love him! I'm not sure what I'm looking forward to more, the Gatsby wardrobe or Leonardo himself.
Some of my personal favourites of the night were Frieda Pinto's custom made Gucci coral silk chiffon halter gown with embellished waist, she managed to incorporate a Bollywood feel to Gucci. The braided up do and Chopard jewels were also the perfect accents.
French actress Vahina Giocante grabbed the attention in a vibrant electric blue Elie Saab chiffon gown. Against the red carpet this jewel tone dress really stood out, her stylist certainly gets the thumbs up.
Whether you have your own premiere to attend or you just have the Gatsby bug, steal the Cannes style with opulent eveningwear from us here at Cruise.
21. May 2013 10:39
Formed following a media frenzy after dressing celebrities from reality shows such as The Only Way Is Essex and Made In Chelsea, Noir La Rue offers an iconic Hollywood chic look. On trend rainbow brights teamed with bandaging support defines Noir La Rue's latest eclectic collection. Each dress captures inspiration from a famed celebrity infusing each piece with a unique edge, whilst ensuring there is a fit to highlight every body shape.
Ideal for a sensational occasion teamed with sky scraper heels, alternatively perfect for a laid back vibe with flat sandals, these dresses are the ideal solution for every Summer affair.
Shop Noir La Rue here
21. May 2013 10:06
Congratulations to Jessica Ennis who married her childhood sweetheart at the weekend, the pair wed in an intimate service in Derbyshire, close to where the couple both grew up. The Olympic athlete wore a breathtaking ivory gown by Monique Lhuillier, the design had a dramatic ruffled skirt and pleated wrap bodice. Ennis looked like a fairytale princess, every girls dream come true.