One of the coolest trends SS13 brings us is Utility. The camouflage jacket was a huge hit last year and it is a trend that has been carried through to 2013 with utility-themed pieces making their way down the catwalks of Armarni and Maxmara. We have seen beautiful khaki hues from Belstaff along with camo-printed shirts from Acne and now Motel have brought you the trend with a twist in our new Pixelated Camo Collection! Here are three ways to wear the trend:
URBAN CHIC For the city girl that’s fashion forward, find the Hollie Sleeveless Shirt. Pair it with some PU Pants and some bang on trend kitten heels, a black rucksack and some shades for an ultra-cool, chic look. Add some gold jewellery and a wine lip for a touch of glam-yet-grunge.
LAID BACK LUXE The Zola Bodycon Dress is the perfect piece for a simple but stunning look. Nudes and khaki’s are ultimate utility tones so wear them with some sandals and shades to carry the trend through to summer. Offset the PU trim with a matching phone case and cuff, add a spritz of your flirtiest fragrance and you are good to go!
WEAR IT WHITE Here at Motel we love the whites trend; we saw it on SS13 catwalks from Cavalli to Missoni and we’ve got plenty of new pieces coming through in our New Arrivals. This look is fit for fashion week, wearing two trends at once with the Lara Polo Crop Top. Team it with a studded white skater skirt , statement heels and white on white accessories!
Motel has recently received a lot of love from the USA as we’ve been covered not once, but twice in magazines from across the pond! Online U.S magazine Live Fast Mag has featured model and blogger Hanna Beth rocking our Motel Hilly Shorts in a recent interview. Teamed with a gothic bralette and some sizeable sunnies, we think the black haired beauty looks super cool!
Here at Motel we’ve become a little obsessed with our new favourite blog find Lookbook Cookbook! From the moment we heard the concept of this blog was a sweet mixture of fashion and food, we already had our aprons on and were greasing up our baking trays.
With this home cooking blog, all the recipes featured are strictly vegan, but despite the usual connotations, we can assure you they are anything but boring. We were surprised about the amount of delicious yet healthy treats author of the blog, Jessica Milan has come up with. From natural smoothies, pies and sweet pops to cookies and confectionary, you’d never believe they are all Gluten, Dairy and Soy free and mouth-wateringly good!
However this is not just your average cooking blog, as by profession Jessica is a fashion photographer and puts her skills to good use featuring fash-piration shots of her beautiful model friends eating her recipes in style! Queue us attending to our peanut butter cups in our Jeffery Campbells too…
With everyone being so busy around Christmas time, at Motel we are here to help you out a little by giving you the must haves for your Christmas party handbag! Your No.1 item that you shouldn’t be going to a party without is Lipcote, the amazing lipstick sealer, keeping your lip colour lasting all night long. Fake eyelashes are great for going out but make sure you take some eyelash glue with you in your bag just in case one decides to come loose!
Another essential item is some pressed powder just to touch up throughout the evening to ensure in all the pictures you’re looking fabulous! Perfume is always a handy thing to have in your bag to keep you smelling sweet. Having these 4 key things in your handbag will make your night run smoothly and let you leave the party looking the same as you walked in – simply gorgeous!
With all the Christmas parties and meals just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your whole outfit including your make up! At Motel Rocks we want to give you a little help by sharing some top tips and letting you in on the key trends.
The key colour palettes this season are filled with chocolate brown and sultry red, carmine and vermillion! This Christmas you should definitely try a darker red for your lips and a brown shimmer smoky eye for a sexy look, gorgeous with sequinned dresses. Glitter is always a good way to give you that festive feel, whether it be in your eye shadow or with glitter nails from Models Own! Try a few of these looks out and see what works for you – don’t forget to take a snap and tag #motelrocks!
Here at Motel we are getting in the Christmas spirit with putting on our favourite festive songs! Get everyone at your party up off their feet’s with the best tunes. The classics are always the best to get people singing – one of our retro faves is Destiny’s Child’s 8 Days of Christmas, and it wouldn’t be a Christmas party without Merry Christmas Everyone! For the romantic moments under the mistletoe why not put on Mariah Carey’s ‘All I want for Christmas is you’ – the ultimate Crimbo song! Get you in the Christmas spirit, it’s party time!
We were all so mesmerised by Olivia Newton John at the end of Grease when she turned all sexy and cool in her spray on effect trousers and her toughened up rock and roll style Now that look is being re-lived and available at Motel Rocks in a matte colour range, a winter wardrobe must have. This vintage inspired pant trend is cool, edgy and great for any occasion, day or night, they look great with almost anything from thick woolly jumpers to midriff bearing crops, heels to flats and everything in between. Ever so popular and easy to wear, flattering figures from slim to curvy girls.
Grab yourself a pair of Motel Galaxy Pants and get involved with the Olivia Newton John-esque bad girl glamour, now available in a range of warm colours at Motel Rocks… tell me about it, stud!
We would like to wish all of our American readers a huge HAPPY THANKSGIVING! It is the ultimate American holiday and here at Motel HQ we want to make sure all you American girls are looking your best as you celebrate this weekend! Catching up with friends and family is the perfect occasion to show off your winter holiday wardrobe and what better to wear than a sparkly Motel outfit to dazzle everyone at the dinner table! Need more of a reason to treat yourself this weekend? We have FREE USA delivery on all items and don’t forget to check out the site on Black Friday for some crazy discounts on all your Motel favourites! Happy Holidays!
Take a walk on the wild side with this winter’s rebellious Luxe Metal trend – it’s time for you to get that leather look in true goth-glam style. With seriously suggestive mesh dip dyed maxis and slick and sexy pleather with metal stud details, its a key wardrobe update! Showcasing chainmail-inspired layering and contrasting black backgrounds, toughen up with season with this luxe trend. Team with studded Jeffreys Campbells and plum lips for a dark and edgy biker look!
Here at Motel Rocks we know how much of a fan Tali Lennox is of our styles and this week you saw her showing off her favourite Motel items on Sky Living’s ‘Show Me Your Wardrobe’! Hosted by Zara Martin and Jackie Dixon, the show looks inside the personal wardrobes of some of the most stylish women in the UK. This week Tali, looking super cool in the Bon Bon Striped Jumper teamed with a black hat and 60′s style hoop earrings, pulled out her most-loved red Jet Jumpsuit - her go-to chic staple for a night out in London town.
We are always excited about the change of season here at Motel Rocks and this A/W we invited freelance stylist Kalee Hewlett to our London showroom to pick her favourite pieces! Check her out here in our exclusive video guide to the new season styles!
Kalee is a London based Fashion Stylist and has worked in the industry for several years. Throughout this time she has worked on Feature Films; Television; Commercials; Pop Promos whilst working towards more fashion based editorial work and personal styling for TV Personalities. Having worked on a broad range of TV projects, along with her increasing editorial work Kalee is inevitably getting herself noticed. Indeed her enthusiasm and professionalism has led Kalee into expanding her skills towards TV presenting and she currently works in association with The Clothes Show Live presenting styling workshops on-stage to fashion audiences.
Not sure what to wear to your Christmas party? Take a peek below at her top picks to find out her thoughts and give you some major inspiration!
Shine on and get hold of your own One Night Only piece from Motel this season! It’s perfect for party time to stand out and turn heads, with molten metallic finishes and lustrous embellishments. This glamorous evening-wear is set to stun with unforgettable bright metallics, accordion pleats and maxi length skirts, guaranteed to have you shining all night long! Choose from a beautiful range of sparkly colours of the Gabby Dresses or party in a Stardust Mini Playsuit, and you’ll be sure to stand out! Work the Moon Skirt for daytime and go straight to party after dark.