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Charis Wicks-Stephens

16/11/2015
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Sprinkle of Glitter gets party ready with ROD

It was great to see Sprinkle of Glitter enjoying her pair of glitter specs as she prepares for the party season! If you haven’t read her blog yet, check it out here. Taking inspiration from the bold eyewear trends of this season’s catwalks, the capsule collection offers a mix of designer inspired modern copper and demure black frames (as pictured with SOG!) all with glitter embellishment. Both versions are available now, exclusive to Specsavers. We’re celebrating specs wearers everywhere this party season, so head to ROD Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and show us your specs selfies!... Read More

30/10/2015
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Our bloggers get gothic with the Ashley Williams collection

This month, we asked our friends Helen, Amy and Hannah to give our Ashley Williams AW15 collection the ultimate gothic makeover, just in time for Halloween – what a treat! The collection lends itself perfectly to both the spooky, and the sparkly seasons, with pointed lace up kitten heels and chunky, glittery platform boots. Be bewitching this season and treat yourself to one of the girls from the 8 piece Ashley Williams collection, available exclusively at Schuh. Shop here… if you dare! Read more about what they thought of the collection: Hannah Louise... Read More

30/10/2015
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Glitter specs now available online and in store!

On Monday 19th October, Red or Dead launched a range of standout glitter frames, available exclusively in Specsavers stores nationwide. Taking inspiration from the bold eyewear trends of this season’s catwalks, the capsule collection offers a mix of designer inspired modern copper and demure black frames, all with glitter embellishment. Just in time for party season, the sequinned frames prove that eyewear doesn’t need to be boring or predictable – retro yet chic and sophisticated, these glasses will add a splash of glamour and glitz to any outfit. The collection was the hit of... Read More

21/09/2015

Ashley Williams talks to us about Improve Your Image collection

With the second installment of our Ashley Williams collaboration having just hit Schuh stores last week, we have a chat with the NEWGEN design talent herself to find out all about the range, its influences and inspiration… Hot on the heels of our Spring/Summer collection with Ashley, which saw RED OR DEAD’s first return to the catwalk in over a decade, comes the highly-anticipated Autumn/Winter collection, named #ImproveYourImage. United by our mutual affection for pop culture and like-minded irreverent attitude, Ashley is the ULTIMATE Red or Dead partner in crime... Read More

08/09/2015

Ashley Williams x Red or Dead AW15 Launch Event

On Wednesday 2nd September 2015, the Red or Dead team and NEWGEN designer Ashley Williams celebrated the launch of the second collaborative footwear collection, known as Ashley Williams x RED OR DEAD: #IMPROVEYOURIMAGE, with an exclusive drinks reception held at Lights of Soho, London’s newest art gallery and members lounge. The event was co-hosted by Ashley Williams and Red or Dead Creative Director, Katie Greenyer and attended by the UK’s leading names in fashion- editors, bloggers, stylists and models including Pixie Geldof and Tigerlily Taylor. Guests were served bespoke cocktails named after the collection, including... Read More

27/03/2015
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PARIS FASHION WEEK : 2015/16 ROUND UP

Valentino, we salute you ! The designers runway show served as a filming location for the movie “Zoolander”. Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and his nemesis, Hansel McDonald (Owen Wilson) strutted their stuff down the runway, sporting their infamous zoolander pout. Watch the footage here. Chanel took us back in time to the Gabrielle brasserie in the Grand Palais. Bow-tied waiters busied themselves clearning glasses and making coffees, while the models took their seats and browsed the ‘menu’. In terms of the clothes, it was a modern take on Chanel’s infamous tweed and... Read More

25/02/2015

LFW AW15: AshleyWilliams x RedorDead on the catwalk

Tuesday 24th February 2015, and the likes of Alice Dellal and Georgia May Jagger are walking the catwalk at Ashley Williams’ AW15 collection show, held at Somerset House, London. Stars like Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof turned up to support the emerging star. But more importantly, the show – named Last Chance To Escape Planet Earth – featured these style icons wearing RED OR DEAD shoes. As the second instalment of  our two season collaboration with Williams, we debuted two new styles: a glam, star studded five-strap patent stiletto with sharp pointed toe (named Hannah,... Read More

17/02/2015

! Ashley Williams x Red or Dead Launches in store TODAY !

So. Are you ready? The first instalment of our two-part capsule collection of footwear with designer, Ashley Williams, launches exclusively in schuh stores TODAY! The seven piece range, entitled the #MakingMovies collection, stems from a synonymous love of kitsch, pop culture, and design and print. The footwear itself has influences from Red or Dead’s catwalk 90’s and 00’s archive; the vinyl Space Baby boot, Rainbow Heel, and Prisoner Print. Williams described the collection as based on ‘girls who live their lives through the movies’. Nostalgic, classic, aspirational, and yet with a pop twist.... Read More

12/02/2015

Art Inspo: The Connor Brothers

Franklyn and Brendan Connor were brought up in California, USA. Their childhood however was other than the norm, having been brought up under the controversial Christian group, ‘The Family’, started by David Berg. It takes its roots from the hippie movement in the 60’s, and is based around the notion of sharing love endlessly – but often without acknowledgement of traditions or norms held in the current society. Berg himself believed the idea of  ‘love the sinner, but hate the sin’ [1].  The group sheltered the Connor boys from outside the community confines,... Read More

26/01/2015

Red or Dead’s AW14/15 NO.1 TOP TREND

FUR FUR FUR… (Mixed with a little bit of knitwear too of course). Fur is the quick and easy way to glam up any outfit, and it’s all about keeping you warm! This winter, it’s about big and bold colourful statements of fur – particularly oversized coats and jackets – and to raunch it up a little, hairy accessories like fur collars and bags. It’s fun and fluffy, and will always come back round in the ever-revolving wheel of fashion trends. It was on nearly every catwalk, and will be in any... Read More