Monday, 29 April 2013

McCalls at Ugg

McCalls at Ugg

There’s a new boat shoe in town and it’s moored at the VQ’s UGG store.

Just in, UGG Australia’s nautical inspired casual McCall shoe has serious wear anywhere appeal!

Bringing the artisanship of Marrakech to a leather boat shoe for men, the McCall showcases luxe nubuck with jute wrapping and UGG Australia’s Moroccan-inspired striped lining. A custom-created Vibram outsole provides the ultimate in whisper weight traction.

The UGG Australia McCall for men shoes are priced at £90,
and are available in colours chestnut and metal.

Get ahead of the boat race at………..

UGG Australia
28-30 County Arcade
Victoria Quarter
T: 0113 244 4580

Somerset Meadow at Crabtree & Evelyn

Somerset Meadow at Crabtree & Evelyn

Follow the wild and beautiful trail to Crabtree & Evelyn at The VQ, as they launch their NEW *Somerset Meadow fragrance collection.

Joining the well-loved ranges of Nantucket Briar and Summer Hill in their celebration of flowers and idyllic settings, the light fruity-floral scent of new Somerset Meadow is an aromatic impression of an idyllic English landscape in bloom.

Of all England’s natural beauties, the meadows of Somerset, sanctuaries of wild loveliness, have long been revered. Somerset Meadow captures the scent of nature at its most spectacular; notes of sparkling bergamot and dew-kissed blackberry are perfectly balanced with the bitter greens of ivy and fern. A heart of white blossoms, water lily and earthly geranium flourishes as if warmed by the morning sun, whilst creamy musk, willow and moss bring a soft, sensuous touch. Feel your mood lift as you happily lose yourself in its charming allure.

Each fragrant treasure from the Crabtree & Evelyn Somerset Meadow Bath & Body Collection, is stowed within beautiful packaging, illustrated with pretty fruits and flowers of the meadow.

Somerset Meadow Parfum Gel 12ml/£12
NEW for the first time, Crabtree & Evelyn has launched a Parfum Gel as part of the collection. Convenient and easy to use, the Parfum Gel provides an exceptional long-lasting fragrance and has a wonderfully luxurious texture. Massage this fabulous moisturizing gel onto pulse points and revel in the fresh scent of flowers and fruits.

Somerset Meadow Eau De Toilette 60ml/£22
Fresh and lovely, the light green fruity-floral scent of Somerset Meadow is graciously charming with an addictive allure.

Somerset Meadow Bath & Shower Gel 200ml/£13
Formulated with conditioning extracts of water lily and ivy, this richly lathering cleansing gel also creates a wonderfully foaming bath that awakens the senses and leaves skin feeling silky smooth.

Somerset Meadow Body Lotion 200ml/£15
With the freshness of a dew-kissed meadow, this moisture-rich lotion beautifully softens and rehydrates the skin with sweet almond oil, shea butter and conditioning water lily and ivy extracts.

Somerset Meadow Hand Therapy 100g/£14
Dry hands - including nails and cuticles will delight in this superior moisturizing and conditioning blend of macadamia nut oil, shea butter, antioxidant-rich vitamins C and E, and water lily and ivy extracts. This restorative hand treatment also leaves a subtle, tantalizing aroma on the skin.

Step into a beautiful Somerset Meadow experience at……..

Crabtree & Evelyn, 4 Queen Victoria Street, The Victoria Quarter, Leeds T: 0113 246 9460
*The Somerset Meadow Collection launches at Crabtree & Evelyn on 29th April 2013.

Spring/Summer 13 VQ Magazine Out Now!

Spring/Summer 13 VQ Magazine Out Now!

The Spring//Summer 13 edition of VQ Magazine is out now, so make sure you pick up a copy next time you're in the centre.

In this issue, we talk to Nick Hewer, Alan Sugar's right hand man, about The Apprentice, his life in PR and taking over as presenter of Countdown. As he approaches his seventieth birthday, he's busier than ever, so go to Page 12 to Beat the Clock.

Spring is here! Yes, really. Despite all indications to the contrary, the new season is upon us so a wardrobe overhaul is a definite must-do.
Our style pages are packed with some of the best in SS13 fashion from the centre’s stores, and on Page 26, image consultant Anna Mewes looks at the season’s hot trends and offers advice on getting the best from each look and how it might suit you. Add to that a review of the all the great jewellery, beauty products, accessories and gifts our stores have to offer, it’s no wonder VQ is regarded as the premier destination for style in the region.

The lovely weather we’ve been enjoying over recent months will surely have had you looking wistfully at warmer climes. While a little well-earned down time on a sun-baked shore is great, why not combine your trip with some action packed adventure? Diving on the Barrier Reef, an African Safari, walking the Inca Trail or a taste of the Wild West – all offer an experience of a lifetime and the certainty of memories to savour. Our travel feature looks at some of the options for those who want to turn up the heat in more ways than one. So head to Page 56 to get the Spirit of Adventure.
This issue’s photoshoot goes back to nature in true VQ style, as we pitch camp to showcase some of the ultimate summer fashions from VQ’s stores. It’s camping, with glamour. That would be Galmping then. Grab your wellies and turn to Page 36 for a bit Camp Couture.

Lastly, we have another fantastic competition for you, where you can win a complete summer style make-over for the man in your life. This fabulous prize includes suit, shirt & tie from T.M.Lewin, shoes from Official Nicholas Deakins, skin products from Kiehl's UK and much, much more. Go to Page 48 for full details and entry form.

Friday, 26 April 2013

The Louis Vuitton Valise

Louis Vuitton Valise

Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has embodied the art of travelling, and the new Zephyr 4 Wheel Valise represents the ultimate travel dream.
A long tradition expertise in the art of Travel has enabled Louis Vuitton to create the ultimate trunk for the modern traveller
The Monogram Canvas, a symbol of Louis Vuitton since 1896, combines durability,
flexibility and lightness, and the 4 wheel trolley enriches the line with a timeless, elegant
and sober design.

A new way to travel : a lighter and easier move – an agile, silent and ultra-mobile
luggage on two wheels as well as four. Utilising a unique thermo-compressed canvas - a process exclusive to Louis Vuitton, innovative zip structure , a soft, rounded handle for a nicer feel and multi-directional wheels for ease of movement, this rigid luggage has two protective shells but remains stitched - a precise manufacturing combining innovative technologies and a Maroquinier savoir-faire respecting LV high standards. The Valise also conforms to IATA standard cabin size dimensions.

Louis Vuitton
98 - 99, Briggate
Victoria Quarter
Tel: 0113 386 3120

Monday, 22 April 2013

Whistles & Trekstock Cancer Charity Collaboration

Whistles & Trekstock Cancer Charity Collaboration

The sun is shining and the hot news is there’s an exclusive Whistles & cancer charity, Trekstock collaboration, and it’s due to hit The VQ.

As well as the gorgeous scarf (pictured) created by fashion designer Holly Fulton, the collection comprises four more must-have accessories produced by guest creative graphic designer and illustrator Kate Moross and jewellery designers Kate Hillier, Maria Francesca Pepe and Bex Rox.

All proceeds will be donated to the super worthy Trekstock charity to aid their vital research into cancers that affect young people.

Look fabulous and do something fantastic for this great charity at……..

12-14 Queen Street
The Victoria Quarter
T: 0113 243 9574

The Compass Collection at Oliver Sweeney

The Compass Collection at Oliver Sweeney

Cycling is a huge part of Oliver Sweeney’s Cobbler-in-Chief's life. Not only is it a vital part of his daily routine but is has long been a fascination of his.
Inspired by the design, intricacies and technicality that goes into each bike frame, he was inspired to create a new, contemporary, casual range of footwear. 
The Materials
Oliver Sweeney went to two of the greatest tanneries in England and worked with them to produce fabulous leathers. They love the high oil content of the Stead leathers which pull-up beautifully yet recover in an instant.

The Construction
Throughout the construction process Oliver Sweeney insisted on having fantastic side stitched, casual sneakers, wanting where possible, for the shoes to not be overly-constructed and for the internals to be as clean from the seams as possible.

The Strap
The reinforcement patches on the toes are there for when you're using toe clips and straps. Oliver Sweeney also opted for a denim inspired triple row stitch instead of using the normal twin row stitching.

The Welt
When at the factory Oliver Sweeney noticed the shark's tooth like detail on the inside, so put it in the wrong way round and loved the result.

Oliver Sweeney had a lot of fun experimenting with various veg-tanned leathers to get it just right and absolutely love the results. With leathers that can only improve with age, denim inspired triple row stitching and shark's tooth like detailing, The Compass Collection is as unique as it is versatile.

Get on your bikes and step out in style at………

Oliver Sweeney
 38 – 40 County Arcade
 Victoria Quarter