Thursday, 31 March 2011

Miss Ecuador UK finals to take place next month

Immediate Release:-

London, UK (March 2011); Launched just 3 years ago Miss Ecuador UK will return next month with 7 final contestants all set to compete for the Miss Ecuador UK Crown.
The Competition will be held on 9 April 2011 at the River of Live Centre in London from 8pm.
The Miss Ecuador UK competition aims to give young talented women from the community an opportunity to enhance their lives, build their self confidence and to raise the profile of the Ecuadorian community in the UK.

Event organiser Maria Cuji says “We are very excited about the return of Miss Ecuador and we once again have some fantastic contestants competing for the title. It’s great to see the Ecuadorian community in the UK, which is not very big, come out and support these girls”.
Contestants will compete under traditional categories which include interview, swimwear and evening wear.

Sponsors of the event include luxury swimwear brand, Paolita . The girls will be seen strutting down the stage in beautiful pieces from their current "Floreana and Voyage" range . Established in London by designer Anna Paola, “Paolita” offers shapes that complement the figure, so that women can feel confident and beautiful! The brand is committed to excellent quality that directly meets women’s needs, desires and wants.

The current Miss Ecuador title holder, Gabriela Lopez, has acted as a Goodwill ambassador and spokesperson for Ecuador since winning the title. She has been involved in a lot of social work with The Association of Community Ecuadorian (ECA) and travelled to Ecuador for a range of charity projects.

The previous competition saw 800 guests from all over the UK attend to support the young women taking part.

To find out more about Miss Ecuador UK visit : www.misse
To find out more about Paolita Swimwear visit:

For press enquiries please contact

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Cristina Nitopi to make Greece debut at Athens Fashion Week with spectacular menswear collection!

For immediate Release :-

Fresh from showcasing at London Fashion Week last month, Luxury Australian designer Cristina Nitopi will unveil her new spectacular menswear collection and make her Greece debut this month at Athens Fashion Week on 31 March 2011.

Having also showcased in Hong Kong and New York, and received raving reviews, Cristina is excited about expanding her label to Greece.
Known for not comprising on quality and using only the finest high-quality European fabrics and colours, with soft silk underlinings, Nitopi’s design inspirations very much come from her meditations and religious contemplations. She explains “My latest menswear collection is dedicated to Saint Michael. During meditation I ask him for guidance and inspiration and have so much faith in him.” The new menswear collection boasts an array of colours, textures and is “full of energy and creativity.”

Having been inspired by her mother to launch her own label, the Cristina Nitopi brand has gone from strength to strength offering show stopping Couture and ready to wear pieces for both men and women.

Athens Fashion Week is one of the most important fashion events in the Mediterranean and will run from 30th March – 3rd April.

For more information on Cristina Nitopi visit:

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

E45 Endless Moisture Derma Restore

Taking care of your skin has never been more important and the nation’s favourite moisturizer is here to help with the launch of its first age specific product.

The E45 Endless Moisture Derma Restore lotion is formulated to firm, nourish and restore the skin. It contains key ingredients like glycerine, poly hydroxyl acid and the break-through ingredient nicotinamide which is a form of vitamin B3 that enhances the production of collagen in the skin.

Skincare specialist Dr Tracey Mountford said “imagine the skin is like leather.It starts off as smooth leather then after UV exposure and lack of collagen the skin becomes like worn out leather” .

From the age of 45, skin starts to change due to the slowness of skin renewal. Out of the 183 people who tested this product, 100 percent said they felt their skin was more hydrated after using the product.

The 200ml bottle is now available for £4.59

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Climate Week T-Shirts: Ethical is the way to go...

Saving the planet is certainly a trend this summer with the recent launch of the Climate Week T-Shirts. The graphic-printed T-Shirts in aid of The Environmental Justice Foundation have already been worn by the likes of celebrities, James Blunt, Lily Cole and Jemma Kidd and is sure to be a hit this summer!

The T- Shirts which were designed by Eley Kishimoto ( are for the official Climate Week (21-27 March). Made from ethically and organically the T-Shirt bears the Carbon Reduction Label. Climate week’s head of Communications, Phil Drew says the T- Shirts “represents the future of fashion: an item that's as green as its message and doesn't cost the earth, in all senses of the word”.

Want to look good and do your bit for the planet then go and buy the t-shirts which are now available in store and online at and from the EJF's website:

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Fab at 50

As we age we may struggle to keep up with looking good and finding clothes that are suitable for our age and bodies.

So John Lewis have come up with a way to make this easier for us by launching a service for all the 'Quintastic' women out there.

Fab at 50 is a consultation service for women over the age of 50 and is available in all John Lewis stores nationwide. The service includes Trend Tutorials, Shape Sessions and colour workshop.

Some of the brands which are part of the Fab at 50' service include Damsel in a Dress, L.K Bennett and Farhi by Nicole Farhi. The service launches in time for the launch of Playtex's new lingerie line which is aimed at women over 50s.

                      Some Celebrity who look fab at 50

Helen Spencer, Lingerie Buyer at John Lewis says,“Recent research carried out by Playtex proves that more than 80% of women over fifty are wearing the wrong size bra. In order to correct this, our advisers will perform Playtex bra fitting sessions as part of the ‘Fab at 50’ consultations to ensure ‘Quintastics’ are receiving full support from their lingerie and creating the ideal underpinning for any outfit.”

John Lewis Stores in Aberdeen, Brent Cross, Edinburgh, Kingston, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford Street and Southampton are currently offering free consultation so hurry up.

For details of your nearest John Lewis store or to book a complimentary consultation please call 08456 049 049 or visit

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Thursday, 10 March 2011

Our London Fashion Week Shows in Pictures...

Check out below highlights from our London Fashion Week shows across the intense 3 days! We at LGN Events thoroughly enjoyed putting the shows together and worked with some amazing designers again this season!

Photography by SEE LI

Thursday, 3 March 2011

LGN interviews.... Susan Caplan

We caught up with Susan Caplan owner of the Susan Caplan vintage collection to find out her about her love of vintage jewellery that has been receiving alot of buzz.
Susan's vintage jewellery collection has been featured in many publications like Grazia,i-D and the Sunday Times style. Worn by Fearne Cotton,Eliza Dolittle and Singer Jessie J and was feature in channel four programme Gok's Clothes Road Show.

When did you discover your love of vintage jewellery?
I have had a fascination in decorative antiques and jewellery for years. Growing up in a household of art and design lovers will do that to you. I began picking up my own pieces of history when I was travelling the world on the QE11 working as a beauty therapist. Some of them are my favourite finds that I will never sell!

What inspired you to open an online boutique?
We currently sell through luxury retail partners such as Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges,, as well as many more. We are planning to launch our online boutique very shortly to stay accessible to our customers..stay tuned!

Do you plan on opening a physical Boutique or plan on just keeping it online based?
We have no plans to open a physical boutique as yet – we are concentrating on our online launch and strengthening our existing relationships with our retail partners.

What is the oldest item you have bought for your boutique?
We have pieces from the 1920s in our Collections!

And what is the most expensive item you have bought for your boutique?
We keep our buying techniques very private – it’s the secret to our success! The most impressive and expensive item we have in our Collection retails at £2200- It is a Versace medallion pendant that is out of this world! (see attached)

What should a customer look for when buying vintage?
They should look for good quality workmanship and design and pieces that are in a good condition – if they have aged well over 50years they’ll last another!

The 50s and 70s are the current trends. What is your favourite era and why?
My favourite era is the 60s because it signals a time of free spirit and fashion freedom.

Brits critics choice award winner, Jessie J wore items from your boutique to the Universal After party. How did this come about?

We have strong relationships with some amazing UK stylists – we only loan to high profile clients of theirs who we think would carry off our product well and who’s style we admire.