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    Celebrity style expert Jacqui Stafford,, is a recognized TV style authority, fashion spokesperson and author. Stafford appears regularly on countless TV shows such as Today, Entertainment Tonight and The Steve Harvey Show, and appears weekly on QVC for Isaac Mizrahi. Her extensive work on fashion and beauty has appeared in Vogue, Marie Claire, Town & Country, People Style Watch, Cosmopolitan, Lucky, More, Real Simple and Shape. Her debut style bible is called “The Wow! Factor: Insider Style Secrets for Every Body and Every Budget” (Penguin, Feb 2013). Stafford has served as the style spokesperson for Slim-Fast, Swarovski, Coach, Olay, Woolite and Bali Intimates.


  • Get ready for Halloween...

    Here at Odabash HQ, we’ve had a dilemna this year as to what to dress up as for Halloween. We’ve all done the cat, the witch, the devil and the vampire with a bit of blood and make shift cape. This year we wanted to step it up a gear having seen all of the Hollywood A-listers really going to town with their costumes we decided to compile some inspirational images to help you too stand out at your Halloween soiree!


    Skull Make-up with black evening wear is an effective but simple option, draw inspiration from Pauline Darley’s “She waited too long” editorial for Edit magazine.


     Take inspiration from instagram, we loved some of the inventive ideas we saw by searching the #halloween. Again skulls were really big and people were really inventive with how they created them! The Jester was a really cool one, we hadn’t seen anything like that before. The painted mask was also one we loved!
    Take inspiration from Mert&Marcus Vogue Paris 90ans edition editorial with ornate masks and sexy black catsuits.
    Take inspiration from Kate’s Mert&Marcus editorial and channel your inner high fashion corpse bride.


  • The Super-Models of Sports Illustrated

    At Odabash we are constantly looking back through the old pages of magazines like Vogue and Elle to gather inspiration that we can fine tune into more current designs for our avid swimwear fans! Recently, while hunting for inspiration for a top secret collaboration, we've been drawn to the pages of the Sports Illustrated 80's and 90's issues. Its amazing how things change, from the swimwear, to the ideals of beauty that these magazines exude. It's such a shame to us how the ideal that fashion adopts now is one of 'Size 0' and super skinny models. Melissa has always been a huge fan of working out and eating well and healthy, and what better role models to have than the ones below, from Cindy Crawford, to Elle MacPherson, embrace your curves and tone those abs! While you're at it hike up those legs girls and channel some serious 80's and 90's chic!

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    Left: Elle MacPherson, Rachel Hunter and Kathy Ireland - Cover Girls and body inspo! Right: Elle and Kathy make a splash in some sportswear inspired swimsuits, loving the banana yellow!
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    Cindy Crawford back in the day working the high leg swimwear!
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    Claudia Schiffer working the big hair and the PVC bikini! Very Karl Lagerfeld!
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    Cover girl Christie Brinkly - look at those toned arms!
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    Kathy Ireland - we're loving that white bikini!
  • Sneak Peek... SS14 Collection

  • Sicilian royalty inspires our fall Make-up!


     We are feeling regal this season, many thanks to Dolce&Gabanna's inspired collection.

    Bring on the berry lipstick and gold chandelier earrings!

    Creating this look can be done, thanks to Pat Mcgrath.

    Watch her comprehensive tutorial to get your regal look ready for the festive season ahead!




  • Get your winter sun wardrobe on sale whilst you still can

    Hurry to purchase your last minute winter getaway pieces or even stock up for next summer before our sale comes to an end! We love the Jorie - the perfect cover up for any destination. The Sinitta is such an easy piece to wear and so comfortable as it is such soft cotton. The Barbados bikini in Yellow perfectly shows of a tan with the stud details making it a super chic piece. Stack up our charm bracelets for easy accessorising. Always be sure to protect your head from the sun, the chic Jemima is perfect!

    Naomi Campbell looked fantastic in our white Kenya bikini in Marbella this summer. Get yours whilst it is still in stock. Copy her look by adding our Eva panama hat and our Lotus charm long necklace, match it to our charm bracelets for effortless beach style.

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