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5 style essentials for wedding guests in 2017

5 style essentials for wedding guests in 2017

Nothing poses a style challenge like a wedding invitation. First, you’ve got to uncover the theme of the big day, and then solve the mystery of the colour scheme. After all, no one wants to turn up to a wedding in the exact shade of blush pink as the bridesmaids. If you’ve been invited to a classic big white wedding this summer, there are five essential facets to consider before you leave the house. A wedding might not be your big day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it as a chance to shine…

The conversation starter

When you’re seated next to the bride’s second cousin twice removed at the reception, its’s essential to have some intriguing conversation starters in your clutch bag. The Vamp London signature mask is our talisman of individuality and speaks of someone who is confident and multi-faceted. Our sumptuous Hidden Mask necklaces speak volumes with elaborate swirls of cubic zircona, but they also represent keeping your inner most thoughts secret. Shop the collection and make your jewellery the ultimate conversation starter.

Hidden Mask Collection

 The contemporary headpiece

Hats can be beautiful or brash, which means proceeding with caution. A contemporary design, like the Coast Amelie Fascinator is in a beautiful dove grey colour, which means it will blend well no matter what you’re wearing. If you’re wearing a floral gown, accessorise with the pretty Frances Ivory silk and chiffon hair flower clip, or go all out sparkling vintage in the Millicent comb by Victoria Fergusson. Both are available from Liberty in Love.

Liberty in Love

The subtle, seductive AND stylish dress

A wedding outfit should blend subtly into the background and have a modern, fashion-forward edge. Trying to find this combination in one beautiful dress is always a challenge, which is why we look to Whistles, Reiss, Maje, Finery, LK Bennett and Cos for answers. This Whistles wedding guest edit is perfect! 

Whistles Wedding Guest Edit

The all-day long make-up glow

Tears during the service and dancing the night away can wreak havoc on your make-up. But instead of cramming your lipstick and eyeliner into your clutch, take a tactical powder palette instead. The Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow will mattify shine and give you a perfect ethereal shimmer. Match this with the Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand to get rid of those tell-tale panda eyes after a round of the Macarena. 

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronzer

The finishing touches

A big white wedding outfit isn’t complete without some sumptuous jewellery. If you’re determined to catch the bouquet, our Silver Lucky Hearts bracelet could give you the edge you need to be next down the aisle. If you want to show off the edgier side of your personality, stack our Vamp London Attitude bangle with the matching V ring and ear cuffs, or opt for one of our signature Vamp Mask necklaces – your talisman of secret-keeping and individuality.

Attitude Collection

However you adorn your wedding guest style this season, remember to #myvamp and show us how you wore it!

Love,
Vamp London x

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Vamp London handpicks gifts this Mother's Day

Vamp London handpicks gifts this Mother's Day

It feels like forever until Spring has started but March always brings gorgeous pastel colours and a fresh look all around us.

With Mother's Day upon us shops are filled with some gorgeous gifts for some very important ladies. Maybe you have an expectant wife/girlfriend or even celebrating her first ever mother's day? Or maybe you'd like to express your love and appreciation for strong, female influences in your life. Here at Vamp London we love finding gifts a little unique, as well as some luxurious favourites so take some inspiration for Mum, Wife, Girlfriend, Nan, Step-Mum or Friend:

Sweet Treat

Most of us can't resist a treat every now and then, so indulge her sugar desires with treats from Ladurée. This beautiful house of French delights is the epitome of fine patisserie and we just can't resist (constantly) browsing their online shop, brimming with gorgeous present ideas - we'll be building our own selection boxes of their infamous macarons. Nom.

Ladurée Macarons

Symbolic Sparkle

Now of course, we can't help but recommend one of our very own - and for the occasion we're choosing the Tree of Life, available in both a necklace and bracelet. The symbolism the Tree of Life represents is overwhelming but for mothers, it's particularly poignant as we look at connections to family, our roots and the more obvious and incredible power of Mother Nature. Accented with sparkling cubic zirconia you can choose from a sleek rhodium finish, warm rose or gleaming yellow gold. Our gorgeous gift wrap is included free of charge, but that's not all! Enter FORMUM at checkout and receive 10% off your entire order (ends 26.03.17). Order by Thursday 23rd March via Special Delivery to get it in time! 

Tree of Life Silver Necklace

Smell the Roses

In the heart of our cosmopolitan capital lies Penhaglion's - a wonderful, mysterious world of scents founded in 1870! This 'scent library', featuring their ten most popular scents, is an adorable introduction to fine fragrances this house of perfume creates and we're certain the lucky recipient won't be able to resist a trip herself!  

Scent Library

'Berry Nice

A trip around Selfridges is always a worthwhile way to spend a few hours, especially when you find this little gem of a coin pouch in amongst the handbags from iconic British brand Mulberry. We love it in 'Macaroon Pink' (of course!) but you can choose from a total of five colours. At £105 we admit it is one of our pricier pressies but we promise it will be loved.

Coin Pouch

Eau de 'Malone'

There is just no denying the genius of this woman. Did you know she could smell the damp plaster weeks before her ceiling fell in? Unbelievable! And that's why so many of us love her unexpected fragrance combinations. We all have a favourite but Laura - our Sales guru - loves the White Jasmine and Mint candle, she tells us "So often, jasmine can be overpowering but the mint adds freshness, resulting in a light feminine scent which is perfect for home, work...well - anywhere!" Also on the Jo Malone website - with orders over £120 they send you a little gift too, simply enter ENJOY at checkout - you're welcome :)

Jo Malone Candle

Get Lippy

Charlotte Tilbury's ethos is one we adore and her recent launch of much-loved 'The Queen' matte lipstick has us all besotted. Her web page even shows us how amazing all skin tones look in this colour - which we can't decide is more raspberry or postbox red (But really who cares? It looks effin amazing!). In it's sleek rose gold 'bullet' as Charlotte calls it, it's a must for the vanity dresser - just too pretty for the drawer! A perfect choice for mums who's signature everyday style includes a bold lippy.

 

Charlotte Tilbury The Queen

Most loved Mesh

If you're after something she can wear everyday with a subtle shimmer of sparkle, we - and many others - would recommend our 'Skinny Mesh' magnetic bracelet and for just £40 it's a steal. Crafted with precision in Italy, the home of our inspiration, the piece is made with 925 sterling silver and available in either rhodium, rose gold or yellow gold plating. You'll also find our signature 'Vamp' engraved on each silver clasp. Here's another idea - shop our under £50 section for a little treat (for you or mum!) and don't forget gift wrap is included free whoever it's for!

Skinny Mesh Silver - Vamp London

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Valentines date night style

Valentines date night style

Got a hot date this weekend?

Our team puts together the dream outfit this Valentines.

It's gonna be a hot one, even if it's chilly out there! Knock 'em dead with this gorgeous out fit sure to impress - whether you're headed out on a romantic date for two or defying the occasion with a girls night out. Lashings of intricate lace, bold lippy and a bit of a handbag splurge...


Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow in Silver Lilac
£24.00 Selfridges 
Vanesa Lingerie Set
£85 L'Agent by Agent Provocateur
 Black layered lace maxi skirt
£30 River Island
Black suede block platform heels
£50 River Island
Melanie Velvet Cowl Front Crop
£13 Boohoo
 Masquerade Résille Mask necklace
£75 Vamp London
Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour
$25 Violet Grey
Cloud Clutch Bag
£1995 Jimmy Choo

 

Whatever you're up to, have a great weekend!


Love,

Vamp London x

Prices correct on 21.12.16

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Unmask Your Mystery this Valentines

Unmask Your Mystery this Valentines

The only jewellery she'll need this Valentines!

With the iconic mask taking centre stage this coming Valentines, we're sharing with you the jewellery she'll love, and love you for.

How many times will the box office hear "Two tickets please" this Valentines weekend? We're betting a whole load! As well as an impressive date night, take your romantic kudos to the next level with a stunning jewellery gift.

Vamp London is the only jewellery brand around to represent and celebrate the iconic world of mysteries and masquerade. The mask is an empowering motif, allowing it's wearer to control her anonymity, revealing as much or even as little as she desires to those around her. Sophistication and splendour is reflected in our product, from chic everyday bracelets to intricate WOW pieces for the most special of occasions.

Here's a little selection of our favourite pieces she'll love, and once you've chosen we'll gift wrap it for free and include a message card included for you to utter some loving words. 

Vamp London Ruthenium Resille Mask Necklace

Résille Mask Necklace

Inspired by the combined mystique of Venetian masquerade and spirited French cabaret. The delicate 'fishnet' design is crafted in the home of our inspiration, Italy. We are particularly in love with this Ruthenium plating which gives the piece it's gunmetal colouring - sophisticated with just the right amount of edgy attitude.

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Rose Gold Masquerade Bracelet

 

Rose Gold Masquerade Bracelet

Forming part of the Vamp London Signature collection, this bracelet features the iconic butterfly mask seen throughout the brand's identity. Feminine and subtle it fits right in with her favourite every day outfits and the mysterious symbol will be worn as a reminder of your romantic gesture.

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 Vamp Chic Rio Long Necklace in Silver

Vamp Chic Rio Necklace

Sleek style is the aim with this long 80cm necklace. Easy to wear we'd tell her to wear with her favourite plain t-shirt for the weekend or layer with other colours for a glam heavy-metal look for date night. The plain beads contrast the shimmering chain we use specifically to catch the eye.

SHOP HERE

There's plenty more gift ideas on our site, so have a browse and feel free to contact our jewellery style gurus if you need some help!

Click here to find your nearest stockist and see the jewellery in person, or order with us online.

Need advice on jewellery style? Call us and one of our jewellery style gurus will be happy to help!
0208 805 8557

 

 

 

Happy Valentines!

Love,

Vamp London x

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Vamp London FAQs

Vamp London FAQs

Got a niggling question? We answer some we hear all the time!

What is your jewellery made from?

Sterling Silver, otherwise known as 925 silver or Sterling 925 - it all means the same! In jewellery terms this means that the metal composition is 92.5% pure silver. We don't use 100% silver as it's much too soft to wear regularly. 

What is your plating made from and why do you use it?

Our jewellery uses different types of plating to achieve a high quality finish. All 'silver' coloured items are enhanced with rhodium plating. This helps give it a platinum-like whiter and brighter look than standard polished sterling silver. We use ruthenium on our edgy dark gun-metal finished pieces, everyone loves a bit of rock chic! Then we come to gold - we use rose and yellow gold to create some of your favourite looks. This ranges from 18ct to 24ct gold plating depending on the item - which results in a consistent colour match throughout our brand. Our designs created in solid 18ct gold would be vastly more expensive than we are able to reach using gold-plated silver jewellery.

Which stones do you use?

All Vamp London jewellery uses the highest quality cubic zirconia and many of them are set by hand. This ensures we live up to our reputation of giving you fine looking jewellery every time. Cubic Zirconia (CZ) is a man-made stone and created in labs across the world - it is the closest stone to natural diamonds available. Keep your CZ sparkling by removing jewellery when you bathe or use beauty products as some of the oils in these products can make the stones cloudy over time.

How will my jewellery arrive?

This is our favourite part, we are big believers that receiving jewellery should be exciting! We take great pride in our lovely packaging, which is included at no extra cost with every piece, on every order. We also offer FREE gift wrapping with all items for that special touch. For delivery options click here! Your jewellery will arrive inside an outer box or bag, usually all encased in an anti-tamper mailing bag.

How long will delivery take?

Depending on which service you choose, it's as fast as the next working day! Simply order by 3pm Monday-Thursday. For full delivery information click here

Can I return items?

Yes, please see our returns policy page for full information.

How do I pay?

We accept card payments online via our website . At this time we are unable to accept payments via American Express. 

How can I keep up to date with Vamp London?

Sign up to our newsletter online, where you'll receive exclusive promo codes and offers every now and then. Check out our blog for the latest news on products and collections. We're on social media too - follow our latest updates on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Got another question? No problem! Simply email us on info@vamplondon.com

Love,

Vamp London x

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NYE Masquerade Party Look!

NYE Masquerade Party Look!

New Year's Eve style for the ultimate themed party

So many of your new year's parties will be themed around the sophisticated splendour of masquerade. We delve into this world every day to bring you beautiful jewellery, but today we've put together a special selection for the ultimate masquerade party outfit to see in 2017.

 

Patent Black Stilettos
£69 Steve Madden
Silver Hidden Mask Earrings
£165 Vamp London
Milly Off-the-Shoulder Sequined Cocktail Dress, Gunmetal
£550 Neiman Marcus
Essie ‘Encrusted’ Nail Polish
£4.99 Superdrug
Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum 50ml
£67.95 allbeauty.com
N’Damus London Eloise Clutch Bag
£90 Wolf & Badger
Silver Crystal Metal Masquerade Mask
£27 masqueradeexpress.com
Chanel 246 Smoky Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eye Shadow
£49 Orchard Mile

 

Wishing all of our customers a wonderful New Year!

Love,

VAMP LONDON x

 

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Your ultimate Gift Guide

Your ultimate Gift Guide

***  Shimmering Christmas giftspiration!  ***

So we’re down to less than a month until Christmas, anyone else not started yet? ...Eek! At Vamp London head office our jewellery style brains have come together to give you some great gift ideas.

Don't forget when you order before 3pm next working day delivery is available! Click here for delivery information.

GIFT WRAPPING INCLUDED AT NO EXTRA COST THIS CHRISTMAS!

And maybe a little treat for you?....
CLICK HERE FOR T&CS

 

Girly best friend

Whether she’s been your bestie since you were knee-high to grasshoppers or a more recent friendship has blossomed, show her how much she means with our choice of easy to wear pieces.

Under £50

Vamp Chic Triple Row Bracelet £40.00

Easy to wear with her other favourite bracelets, this simple, yet striking piece of jewellery consists of multiple chains and delicate diamond-cut beads that capture the attention of everyone. The snake chain fastening is easy to use and one size fits all! You can also tell her it’s made in Italy with the finest sterling silver and highlights of 18ct yellow and rose gold plated beads.

Symbolic Wishbone Bracelet £50.00

Each piece in our Symbolic collection is designed to travel with and support the wearer, whatever life may bring. Made with sterling silver, a feminine touch of freshwater pearl and cubic zirconia - wear the wish bone, and all her dreams may very well come true! 

Over £50

Masquerade Plain Vamp Mask Necklace for £68.00

The iconic Masquerade collection lies at the heart of Vamp London, representing everything we love about hidden depths and seductive secrets. Each piece features our signature mask motif and is designed to be worn as a talisman of individuality – a true reflection of the levels, layers and facets that make her unique.

Glamorous Mum

These pieces, selected for the mum who looks up to red-carpet glamour and Hollywood sparkle, are the best start to the ultimate Vamp London jewellery collection.

Under £50

Hidden Mask Unmasked Stud Earrings £45.00

Treat her to these new stud earrings which cleverly reveal our iconic mask motif within the design which allows the wearer to embody the essence of Venice - where Vamp London draws its inspiration.  

Over £50

Hidden Mask Tear Drop Necklace £120.00

Inspired by the time-honoured tear drop shape, this look consists of smooth lines that instantly compliment the face of the wearer. Encrusted with sparkling cubic zirconia, this piece will fascinate and mesmerise those around her. 

Hidden Mask Fancy Gold Earrings £165.00

Make sure she’s ready for a special occasion and splash out on the Hidden Mask Fancy drop earrings. You can find our iconic talisman, the Vamp London Mask, hidden within each piece in this collection.

 

Sophisticated Mum

Selected for the mum who never compromises on style, shop elegant, sophisticated and meaningful pieces – she’ll love the inspiring stories.

Under £50

Tre Vie Baci Stud Earrings £45.00

Named after the Italian word for ‘kiss’, our Tre Vie Baci stud earrings are beautifully crafted to symbolise your love and appreciation at this special time of year.

Over £50.00

Symbolic Tree of Life Necklace £65.00

The tree of life design symbolises the link between all beings and especially the bond of family, through its foundation roots right up to the youngest branches. Show her how important family is to you with this talisman of meaning.

Tre Vie Wish necklace £80.00

Legend has it that throwing a coin into Rome’s Trevi Fountain will ensure a repeat visit to the city. The striking shape of our Tre Vie Wish necklace is inspired by the tumbling of coins into the Fountain’s flowing water, imbuing the wearer with a talisman of positivity and safe travels.

You can also shop the matching Wish ring here and the Wish earrings here

Girlfriend who loves sparkle

If your girlfriend is rarely seen without copious amounts of bling, either on her clothes, shoes, handbags or of course jewellery – this is the shortlist!

Under £100

Sahara X Bracelet £85.00

Adorned with sparkling cubic zirconia this bracelet draws inspiration from the intense heat of the Sahara desert, and ancient Arabic jewellery traditions. The Sahara collection evokes a sensual and exotic opulence.

Hidden Mask Unmasked Necklace £80.00

The Hidden Mask Unmasked design divulges into the thrill of disguise using edgy and modern figuration. The stylised outline of the mask symbolises the wearer’s exterior whilst leaving the centre open allows the freedom to reveal her inner self, or to remain unseen and enigmatic.

Over £100

Tre Vie Baci Bracelet £135.00

Named after the Italian word for ‘kiss’, our Tre Vie Baci Bracelet is beautifully crafted to symbolise our desire to find true love and those romantic moments that seem to make time stand still.

Hidden Mask Choker Necklace £500.00

Impress her with your selection of our stand out showpiece. Created with over 700 cubic zirconia and polished fine sterling silver she will be left speechless at the glamour and intricate craftsmanship of our Hidden Mask choker. Presented in a luxurious box for a special moment when opening to reveal the jewel inside.

 

Elegant & chic wife

She’s classy, effortless and stylish – impress your wife with these timeless jewellery staples…

Under £60

Vamp Chic Rio Chain Earrings £39.00

Hand-finished and crafted with precision in a radiant rose tone and embellished with solid silver beads, these earrings are inspired by the electric theatre of the Brazilian lifestyle. The striking chain is created specifically to catch everyone’s eye. A perfect finishing touch to any ensemble day or night – with her hair in her favourite up-do and get her to show off these chic front to back earrings.

Tre Vie Follow Me Stud Earrings £60.00

Crafted to emulate fine diamond jewellery, these Follow Me earrings include luminous baguette and princess cut cubic zirconia.  These studs are the perfect expression of staying true to her own individuality.

Shop the matching Follow Me ring here

Over £60

Masquerade Vamp Mask Plain Necklace £68.00

The iconic Masquerade collection lies at the heart of Vamp London, representing everything we love about hidden depths and seductive secrets. Each piece features our signature mask motif and is designed to be worn as a talisman of individuality – a true reflection of the levels, layers and facets that make her unique.

Vamp Chic Rio Beaded Long Necklace £75.00

Hand-finished and crafted with precision in a mystical ruthenium finish and embellished with solid silver beads, this extra-long 80cm necklace is inspired by the electric theatre of the Brazilian lifestyle The striking chain is created specifically to catch everyone’s eye. A perfect finishing touch to any ensemble day or night and easy to wear – we recommend to wear a couple or team with our shorter version for a chic wraparound look.

 

We hope you have been inspired by our gift ideas today and get everything you wish for this Christmas!

 

Merry Christmas everyone!

Love, vamp london x

 

 

 

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Discover our Andalusian getaway

Discover our Andalusian getaway

Featuring our Masquerade, Rio and Mesh collection

 

It's a beautiful time of the year in many places but many of the 'usual' European destinations rarely have the warm weather.

We discovered a cultural city in the heart of Andalusia to get the best of both worlds.
Just a few hours drive from the more typical holiday destinations of Marbella and Costa del Sol is the inland region capital city of Seville and to be honest, we weren't sure what to expect. Steeped in Spanish culture you will be hard pushed to find a bad tapas bar if you love finding spots to watch the world go by.

With just three and a half days to find our way around, starting with a 3.15am wake up call for an early flight from London - urgh! Leaving behind a drizzly early morning and arriving to a sun-soaked city just beginning to rise from its slumber. You will reach the old town, our chosen spot, within about half an hour. Drop your luggage, grab your sunnies, chosen travel guide and tourist map to start the adventure.

Must see

The most notable sights in the city include the Cathedral and nearby Alcazar. 

Head to this area of town and enjoy a delicious breakfast and top notch people watching! The typical Andalusian breakfast of crushed tomatoes on toast drizzled with olive oil is incredible - a lovely fresh start to the day. You won't struggle for a caffeine kick either, strong and hot! There's some great gelato shops around too, we often indulged in ice cream filled macaroons or freshly squeezed orange juice. 

Freshly squeezed orange juice and ice cream macaroonsFeaturing the yellow gold Hidden Mask ring 

 For the TV buffs among you, Game of Thrones was filmed at the Alcazar...hence you will find a queue for most of the day. However, they are well organised and deal well with the crowds - you won't feel claustrophobic once inside. It's definitely an architectural gem with the traditional Sevillan tiles adorning almost every corner, whether you look left, right, up or down!

The cathedral itself is Seville's proudest monument and quite rightly so. With a rich history of differing religions and structural changes, the artefacts and stories are enough to keep you entertained all day. A great place for renaissance art lovers too, grab a seat in the courtyard filled with orange trees and indulge in the comings and goings of your fellow visitors. Don't miss the entrance to the Basilica tower, well worth the views of the unspoilt skyline at the top. There's very few stairs - only about 20 at the very top, the story goes that the bell ringers wanted to be able to ride their horses rather than walk it! On the way up there's plenty of places to take a breath and enjoy some historical exhibitions, don't leave your camera behind!

Basilica Tower, Seville

Take a stroll towards the Golden Tower, so called thanks to keeping safe the gold of many conflicts years before. You will then be welcomed by a wide gleaming river, almost gem-like in its pale green hue. Here you'll find many vendors selling boat trips for around €15 and don't be afraid to haggle. Hop on board - top deck at the front if you can, you will be on the water for about an hour and enjoy some little known facts about the city and its vast bridges. Take your favourite pashmina for when the vessel picks up speed, it can get breezy!

Head towards the Plaza de Espana for another great people-watching opportunity. With fountains and mini canals, you can wonder aimlessly admiring the traditional tiled detail, a little gaudy at first glance, and the regional Spanish maps set in the walls of the outer most walkway.

Plaza de Espana

Other sights we enjoyed include:

  • Hotel Alfonso XIII - a palatial hotel with a serious eye for luxury. 
  • Metropole Parasol - a controversial modern piece of architecture. Head to the top for some panoramic views of the city 
  • Casa del torro - another controversial building, the home of regional bullfighting. Agree or not, the history surrounding this activity is rich and the tour informative. 

Getting around

They have a brilliant cycle system, much like the famous bikes we enjoy in London. Seville were actually one of the first to create such a scheme and they've got it down to a tee! Rental is reasonable and a quick way to see a lot of the city. We chose to walk and it is quite doable if you have the time.

Dining out

During our stay we enjoyed drinks at a couple of nice places, but don't be tempted by expensive a la carte menus. The best places in town are hidden treasures of tapas bars. We soon learned that it's cheaper to eat at the bar than a table, and little and often is best! Loads of eateries will be closed late afternoon, so go with the flow and enjoy an afternoon nap - you'll be ready to join them for a late meal and some flamenco. You must not leave this city without visiting La Brunilda, our favourite tapas place, we've not stopped talking about it. Try everything if you're hungry but our top three: mini burger (yes really!), risotto and patatas bravas. You're welcome ;-)

Try the local wines (reds over whites), you will find them cheap and easy to drink (oops). At least once give their regional sherry a go - manzinalla is good with tapas. Our daytime refreshment consisted of tinto de Verano - essentially red wine and lemonade.

La Brunilda tapas restaurant

A couple of top tips...

  • learn a little Spanish, the Andalusian love it when you make an effort!
  • Keep an eye out for the cycle lanes with raised metal markers on tramways, paths and roads - best to stay on the pedestrian side (we experienced a few near misses, eek!)
  • Hit a flamenco bar for a fun night out, whether your on a trip with the girls or a romantic getaway - it's a great slice of sevillan culture with new sounds and visions of colour and texture.


We'd love to see your adventures, use #myvamp and show us some hidden gems across the globe!

Love,
Vamp London x

 

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Our Halloween favourites – from creepy tours to chic decor

Our Halloween favourites – from creepy tours to chic decor

Here at Vamp London HQ we get super-excited about Halloween...

With disguises and anonymity all part of the fun we encourage you to unmask your mystery and immerse yourself in the festivities. Read below for some of our favourites...

Doge’s Palace Creepy Tour in Venice

Steeped in history, make sure you don’t miss this sight in Venice when you go, where the harrowing attic prison and dark dungeons make spines shiver! Rumour has it the famous lover Casanova was imprisoned here before he made a dash for it!

Creepy Doges Palace Tour, Venice

It’s not all scary stuff, you can admire stunning Venetian gothic architecture, which inspires our iconic Hidden Mask collection and renaissance masterpieces hang on the walls. Click here to shop our Hidden Mask collection.

You’ll find yourself back on Piazza San Marco as you leave, so warm up with a lavish treat from our favourite people-watching spot – Caffé Florian.  The hot chocolate with mint is a must!

Tour provided by Viator

Halloween at home

For those of us staying at home for Halloween this weekend, bombarded by plastic decorations, paper plates and penny sweets – it doesn’t have to be like this! We’ve put together our favourite ideas for a rather more sophisticated Hallow’s Eve…

Fill an ornate vase or jar with traditional humbug pillow sweets – a striking monochrome look and most traditional sweet shops will have these. You could mix in aniseed twists for a flash of orange too!

See those pumpkins in the high street stores that are looking a bit sad? Grab them, along with some metallic, glitter or maybe even black (matte black looks amazing) spray paint. Do it in the garden on a dry day with some newspaper and a decorators mask (fetching!). It gives a gorgeous, sleek effect and lets your guests enjoy an alternative pumpkin display! Go crazy and nip to a craft shop for some sequins, pins and more if you really want to impress!

Now the night just wouldn’t be our style without a coordinated cocktail…or two. So here’s our favourites:

Black Devil Martini

An easy one for rookies but not for the faint-hearted! 60ml of your favourite dark rum plus 15ml dry vermouth. Stir (or shake) into a chilled martini glass and serve with black olives. You can add brown sugar (orange if you can find it) and egg whites to the rim for an added wow factor!

Treacle Treat

So sweet – but if you can’t binge on sugar at Halloween when can you? 50ml spiced rum (we recommend Bacardi Oakheart), 2 teaspoons soft brown sugar, 15ml apple juice and a dash of angostura bitters. Stir into a tall glass and gradually add crushed ice until full, or to taste.

Finally, your outfit. As hostess, you should be comfortable, but glamorous! We love this little black Topshop midi dress with a plunge neckline and mesh & lace detail on the back.

Our Résille necklace in oxidised is the perfect addition – shop here and of course, the signature piece of any sophisticated costume – our mask.

#myvamp

Have a great weekend and enjoy your Halloween celebrations!

Love,

Vamp London x

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Try these unexpected finishing touches on your next girls’ night out

Try these unexpected finishing touches on your next girls’ night out

We all slip into patterns, whether it’s wearing the same go-to pair of jeans, or applying make-up in the same way. Every. Single. Time. But what about trying something unexpected?

Your personal style is a reflection of you, of your levels, layers and facets that can be neither replicated nor removed. Yet there’s something intoxicating about turning heads and surprising those closest to you with a subtle twist. The next time you’re getting ready for a girl’s night out, give these confidence boosting tricks a try and weave your own little web of intrigue…

Layer yellow gold and rose gold hues

Swap your typical silver and rose gold stacks for a blend of warming yellow and rosy shades. This sunshine combination is perfect for accentuating a bronzed beach tan, and will look fantastic as yellow gold makes its big comeback in AW16.

Get the look with your own unique blend of Vamp Chic, Entwined and Attitude bracelets and rings. 

Reveal our bracelet styles here

Don’t shy away from beauty brights

We all present different faces to the world, but when you’re going out with the girls it’s all about putting your most confident foot forward. Channel this bold facet of your personality by experimenting with unexpected colour combinations. Swap a smoky eye for deep plum, black eyeliner for an emerald green shade, and pair a matte deep red lip with pretty florals for a striking contrast. Think confident, not cautious.

Add to your makeup bag…

Benefit they're real! push-up eyeliner in Beyond Green

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting EyeShadow 5-Color Palette in Envious Orchid 

Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Bold Pop 

Decorate your ankles

There’s something seductive about a decorated ankle slipped into a sky high stiletto. For your next night out, surprise everyone with a pair of sharply tailored trousers, an oversized white shirt and our double row Vamp Chic Rio ankle chains. Clean, classic and completely unexpected. 

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Necklines, knits and pompoms

Make a subtle statement of individuality with an unusual neckline, like this Palmer off the shoulder dress in Mink by Reiss or details in unexpected places, like this zip back top by Zara



If you’re planning on wearing a dress you’ve worn millions of times before, don’t panic! Draw the eye with an oversized fur pompom from Whistles in a delicious cotton candy hue . 

Whistles pom pom

Wear your secrets with our Hidden Mask collection

Match your own hidden depths with the mystery of our Hidden Mask collection, which hides the Vamp London signature mask among curves, arches and swirls of cubic zirconia. This sense of glamorous concealment is perfect for defying first impressions and showcasing a more daring side of your personality. Now ask yourself, will you reveal the secret of the Vamp London mask in your Hidden jewels?

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Have a great weekend!

 

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