being U Launches at MODA Lingerie and Swimwear Exhibition!

HOUSE OF SASSI has been spending the weekend at the MODA Lingerie and Swimwear Exhibition in Birmingham (August 14-16), all in the name of a very special, and truly amazing new brand: beingU.

Ladies, it’s time to embrace being yourselves, whatever your size, shape or skin tone! beingU is the lingerie brand that encourages women everywhere to love who they are,  in gorgeous undies designed for darker skin tones. Every woman can feel sexy, sassy and beautiful in this fabulous, high-end range of pieces which are designed to fit a wide variety of different shapes. The range also has specially formulated  briefs which are cleverly designed to be a ‘bottom for the bra’!

The collection has been launched in style at MODA this weekend, with a stand showcasing beingU’s debut collections: the Teen, Core and Premium ranges. This August’s MODA is set to be the biggest one yet, with fashion shows, parties, and stalls showcasing thousands of lingerie and swimwear brands!

It’s been a hectic few days, but launching at MODA is a fantastic opportunity to show the world what beingU is all about!

For more details on how we’re getting on at MODA, and for more info about the brand, visit the website: www.beingu.me 

FHN: Zara Philips in Stewart Parvin at the Royal Wedding #2

Zara Phillips and her father Mark arrive at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh

Wills and Kate weren’t the only royals to get hitched in style this year as Zara Philips said ‘I do’ to rugby royalty Mike Tindall, in a beautiful dress, designed by Stewart Parvin.

The gown had a full-length veil, and silk tulle straps with a concertina pattern, and Zara topped it off with the tiara previously worn by her mother, Princess Anne. Given that Zara’s trademark style has more of a tomboy edge, it was nice to see her dressed up and looking gorgeous as she walked down the aisle!

So how does this Royal Wedding Dress compare to Kate Middleton’s Sarah Burton spectacular? HOUSE OF SASSI rates Zara Philips’s beautiful and understated wedding dress: 4/5

MHM: More Than Just A Music Festival?

The sixth Latitude Festival kicks off today and if you’re looking to get away from it all look no further than this chilled-out eclectic weekend in Henham Park, Suffolk.

With a lineup including Paolo Nutini, Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith and Bombay Bicycle Club, plus a huge variety of comedy, art, poetry, and cabaret, Latitude has fast become THE place to relax, chill and embrace the festival spirit this summer!

For info visit: http://www.latitudefestival.co.uk/2011/

HOUSE OF SASSI rates Latitude Festival’s chilled-out vibe a 4/5

Young Gun Ed Sheeran Releases New Single

Let the countdown to the album launch begin….

Suffolk-born singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran’s new single ‘Young Guns’ was released on iTunes yesterday along with the opportunity for fans to pre-order his debut album. The eagerly awaited single is a collaboration with Yasmin, Lewi White, Griminal and Devlin.

Everyone at HOUSE OF SASSI is excited for the release of Ed’s album on September 12th, which people are already pre-ordering, highlighting the huge success Ed has enjoyed in recent months. His debut single ‘The A Team’ peaked at No.3 in the charts, and he has a huge list of upcoming tour and festival dates throughout the summer. Add that to a huge fan base dating back to his days as a YouTube phenomenon, and it seems that Ed’s music is really receiving the recognition it deserves.

Ed has already rocked several of the summer’s most talked about festivals, including Glastonbury, Beach Break Live, and most recently the iTunes festival, with a headline set at Latitude in Southwold later this month. Don’t worry if you’ve missed out on festival tickets, as Ed will continue to tour the UK this summer with gigs lined up all over the country in between festival appearances.

For anyone not familiar with Ed’s music, HOUSE OF SASSI recommends that you watch his YouTube acoustic sessions, filmed by SBTV, the top broadcaster for new music.  Ed’s music is a mix of acoustic folk, soul, hip hop and indie, and most songs include a freestyle rap, or a mashup (check out his own song, Wake Me Up, which he mixes with Gyptian’s Hold Yuh).

Last week, Ed’s album cover was unveiled, a pastel drawing of the singer by London based artist Philip Butah. If you’re unable to wait for the album’s release, several of Ed’s EPs, including ‘One Take’ and ‘Loose Change’, which contains ‘The A Team’ are available on iTunes. In the meantime we suggest that music lovers should check out Ed’s Youtube videos, including his fantastic SBTV performance of ‘You Need Me’.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temYymFGSEc

Have a listen, and tell us what you think!

FHN: Emma Watson at the Harry Potter Premier

“Fashion Hot or Not”

Emma Watson made a magical entrance at the premier of the final Harry Potter film last night in a show-stopping LBD, a look which couldn’t have been more different from the wizard attire that fans are used to seeing her in.

Posing for photos outside the St Pancras Hotel with her co-stars, it isn’t difficult to see why the star is fast becoming a fashion icon. Emma opted for a beautiful Rafael Lopez number, an innovative take on the LBD, with lace and ruffle detailing for a stand out look. A pair of patent black heels were the perfect addition to the outfit.

HOUSE OF SASSI have rated Emma Watson’s stunning Red Carpet look  : RATING 4/5

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Introducing the Girls… Kitty, Connie, Betty, Nancy and Gracie

The ladies of The House of Sassi managed The Vintage Cosmetic Company’s launch event for their exciting new range of glamorous false eyelashes at the fabulous Powder Room in Soho.

Co-Owner of The Vintage Cosmetic Company, Clare Collard, was delighted to be introducing their new range of eyelashes and told us:  “If you are a girly girl, into vintage or just want to make an impression, then we can provide lashes for you. We are so excited to being stocked in The Powder Rooms, they have the same vibe and feel as we do, and we love working with them.”

Guests had the opportunity to get an exclusive view of  the new range of vintage style eyelashes and even had the chance try a pair on which came in five different designs: Kitty for the glamour puss, Connie for the girl next door look, Betty to show off almond shaped eyes, Nancy to enhance a delicate doll face and Gracie for a simple but cute and girly look. There were styles and designs available to suit everyone, who were either looking for the natural look or looking to make a big midweek impression.

It was lovely to see bloggers and friends in the media including Cosmopolitan, Reveal and Fifties Wedding who all came down to enjoy an early morning treat of eyelashes and ‘Cute as a Cupcakes’ cupcakes in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere.

As the morning came to an end, guests left with goody bags packed with delightful things including their very own pair of vintage style eyelashes, Four Reasons hair products, Amzi Boutique make-up, lovely scented candles courtesy of Sandy Bay and vintage themed sweets.

It was definitely a great morning event for The Vintage Cosmetic Company launch!

FHN: Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2011 – Kim Kardashian

“Fashion Hot or Not”

Kim Kardashian’s name is on everyone’s lips today as she stole the show in a gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana corset dress at this year’s Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Kim teamed the dress with bracelets, Lorraine Schwartz earrings and her $2m engagement ring. Famous for her alluring figure and glamorous style (and big butt!), Kim picked up Entrepreneur Of The Year at this year’s awards.

Sassi PR have rated Kim’s stunning look : RATING 5/5

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