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  • Get the look! Kendall Jennner at MFW

    St.Tropez has teamed up with Pucci at Milan Fashion Week to create an opulent and golden tan. This gorgeous finish was seen on the lovely Kendall Jenner who looked simply stunning with her St.Tropez Luxe Tan.

    Kendall Jenner wearing St.Tropez at MFWKendall Jenner with the St.Tropez Luxe Tan MFW

    To recreate this look, follow our step by step tutorial below.


    Step 1: Using a St.Tropez Tan Applicator Mitt (£3.57), mix St.Tropez Instant Tan and St.Tropez Tan Enhancing Body Moisturiser together.

    Step 2:Buff over the body to create an even and natural looking tan which hydrates and softens skin.

    Step 3: Once skin is dry, apply St.Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil to the Mitt and lightly press onto skin, focusing on décolletage, shoulders, arms and legs, to give a golden gleam.

    For more direct reports from the St.Tropez team attending Milan Fashion Week, please visit The Hub for the latest updates and backstage gossip.

    Shop this look on the St.Tropez website here.

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  • Backstage Beauty at MFW SS15

    The St.Tropez team have been busy rubbing shoulders with some of the top Fashion names at #MFW to include designer Emilio Pucci and top model Kendall Jenner.

    We are loving this opulent tan created for Pucci by St.Tropez Tanning Expert Nichola Joss.

    St.Tropez at MFW SS15

    Kendall Jenner wearing St.Tropez Luxe Tan

    Nichola created the Luxe Tan by mixing St.Tropez Instant Tan (£10.00) with St.Tropez Tan Enhancing Body Moisturiser (£10.00) to give limbs a natural looking sunkissed glow and bouncy texture. As the finishing touch, St.Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil (£25.00) was gently pressed onto skin during lineup to give a healthy gleam.

    MFW Backstage with St.Tropez

    Find out the latest Milan Fashion week updates from the St.Tropez team over at our Fashion Week Social Hub.

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    London Fashion Week has finally come to a close and it finished with a big bang during the Fashion Weekend.

    St.Tropez at LFW 2014

    Being the official tanning sponsors of this year’s event, we were of course at the scene to meet all our lovely St.Tropez fans.

    Needless to say it was complete ‘glow central’ with self- tan demonstrations given by the gorgeous St Tropez team and plenty of goodies and products to go around.

    The hero of the show had to be St.Tropez Instant Tan, you ladies (and gents) just couldn’t get enough of the stuff and we must say you all looked pretty fantastic with your new found glows!

    Our complimentary Tan Enhancing Body moisturisers went down a treat too, with plenty of you lining up the corridors to get your hands on one. Thank goodness there were plenty to go around.

    Having worked with some of the key designers this year including David Koma, Mary Katranzou, House of Holland, Preen and Julien Macodonald we are so thrilled with some of the gorgeous skin finishing touches that we managed to create. The Freckle tan for the Preen shows especially has been the hot topic that everyone is talking about and is already set to be the key SS15 Beauty trend!

    St.Tropez Tan for David Koma LFWSS15

    St.Tropez Tan for House of Holland LFWSS15

    The Freckle Tan for Preen SS15

    To celebrate #LFW we have put together some essential kits to help you recreate your own #FashionTan from home. Each kit contains all the things you'll need to get the Spring/Summer glow that you love all year round.

    You can now shop the following exclusive kits:

    The Iconic Tan, £30. The ultimate tanning partners for a streak-free, golden tan that lasts for days.
    SAVE £9


    EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS! St.Tropez Iconic Tan

    Self Tan Classic Mousse 120ml.

    Self Tan BoosterApplicator Mitt.

    The Luxe Tan, £30. Our most luxurious tan yet for a natural golden tan with intense hydration for up to 7 days.

    SAVE OVER £3

    EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS! St.Tropez Luxe Tan

    Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil 100ml.

    Applicator Mitt.

    One hour tan, £30.  Our most advanced formula yet for a sunkissed glow in just one hour


    SAVE £6

    EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS! St.Tropez One Hour Tan!


    Self Tan Express Mousse 200ml.
    Applicator Mitt.

    The No Commitment Tan, £20. For a natural looking, streak-free tan in an instant. Perfect for showing off your front row legs and for an instant fashion fix.

    SAVE £6
    EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS! St.Tropez No Commitment Tan

    Instant Tan Lotion Light/Medium 100ml

    Self Tan Perfect Legs 75ml.

    Applicator Mitt.

    Shop the  full range of St.Tropex LFW Kits now.

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    Designer: Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi

    History: Preen, one of London's most distinctive and successful labels started out as a small boutique in London's Portobello in 1996. They have developed a sophisticated following which has established their status in the high fashion world.

    Signature style: Preen are famously known for their distinctive and clever cutting. Thornton and Bregazzi experiment with asymmetry, draping or folding to produce items to enhance the female figure. The overall results create bold patterns and a distinctive brand of deconstructed chic.

    Clientele: Women who like a bold pattern and clothes that enhances the body shape and creates a sexy silhouette.

    Key piece: Dresses and skirts and tops with contrasting prints and block colour.

    We loved working with Preen to create the gorgeous freckle tan. The models were given a gorgeous base using St.Tropez Instant Tan Lotion Light/Medium (£10.00), then splattered with St.Tropez Self Tan Dark Mousse (£33.00) to achieve this fun and playful look.

    St.Tropez Instant Tan

    St.Tropez Dark Bronzing Mousse

    The Freckle Tan for Preen SS15

    PREEN SS15 LWF shows

    Freckle Tan

    Preen SS15 Shows

    To find out how you can recreate this look then please check out our earlier blog post for the full Freckle tan step by step tutorial.

    Don't forget that you can also visit our St.Tropez LFW social hub for all the latest activity and exclusive gossip behind the scenes at LFW. Hope to see you there!

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    Designer: Mary Katrantzou

    History: Born in Athens, Greece Mary attended the Rhode Island School of Design and then completed both her BA and MA at Central Saint Martins studying under legendary tutor Louise Wilson.  She worked for Sophia Kokosalaki and Bill Blass, amongst other designers before concentrating on her own label. She showed her first ready-to-wear collection for autumn/winter 2008 at London Fashion Week.

    Signature Style: Katrantzou’s hyperrealist aesthetic, paradisiacal graphics and oversized jewellery designs have made her label a must-see during LFW.

    Clientele:  A woman who has a free spirit and attitude with a strong sense of style.

    Key pieces: Dresses with a bold digital prints and mapped around the female figure.

    Mary Katrantzou SS15

    Mary Katrantzou tan SS15 - Copy

    We worked with Mary Katrantzou to create a look that gave the models skin a healthy and breath of fresh air feel using St.Tropez Tan Enhancing Body Moisturiser mixed with Instant tan lotion to give a super hydrating and gorgeous sheen.


    To recreate this look, please follow our step by step:

    Step One: Squeeze St.Tropez Tan Enhancing Body Moisturiser and St.Tropez Instant Tan Lotion  Light/Medium together onto a St.Tropez Applicator Mitt (£3.57); 3 parts Tan Enhancing Body Moisturiser with 1 part Instant Tan Lotion

    Step Two: Squeeze the St.Tropez Tan Applicator Mitt together to mix the two lotions and create a soft, delicate colour.

    Step Three: Use the St. Tropez Tan Applicator Mitt to buff the mixture into the skin to create a perfectly polished, fresh finish.

    To shop our full range please visit our St.Tropez website.

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    The Freckle Tan created by Nichola Joss and St.Tropez team for the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi was the hot topic for most at LFW.

    Preen SS15

    Freckle Tan

    LFW 2015 Highlights



    Here, Nichola Joss shares with us on how she created, what would be next seasons most talked about beauty trend!

    'To tie in with the make up, we added just a breath of base colour to the body, then took the delicate dusting of freckles down from the face onto the chest, arms and legs,' said St.Tropez Global Tanning & Skin Finishing Expert, Nichola Joss.

    Having added a light veil of colour all over the body with St.Tropez Instant Tan Lotion Light/Medium (£10.00), Nichola used an artist's paintbrush to spatter St.Tropez Self Tan Dark Mousse (£33.00) over the top to set off the flashes of neon in the collection and give the girls a long-lasting sun-tickled look like they'd spent the day at the beach.

    Follow our STEP BY STEP Tutorial on how to recreate the Freckle Tan:

    Step 1: Apply St.Tropez Instant Tan Lotion Light/Medium (£10.00) all over the body and buff it into the skin using the St.Tropez Applicator Mitt (£3.57).

    Step 2  Pump St.Tropez Self Tan Dark Mousse (£33.00) into the lid.

    Step 3:Dip a large round paintbrush into the lid then spatter it gently over shoulders, arms and legs for a natural dusting of sun-soaked freckles.

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  • London Fashion Week Shows – St. Tropez creates a glow for the catwalk

    London Fashion Week Shows – St. Tropez creates a glow for the catwalk

     Weekends are usually meant for relaxing, sitting back and forgetting about work. But for the St. Tropez tanning team it was all go during London Fashion Week. On Saturday and Sunday St. Tropez had five shows to attend. Working tirelessly backstage Nichola Joss led her team to create five incredible looks to showcase the SS15 season’s trends. Read on for more details….

    The Mermaid Gleam at Julien Macdonald

    Nichola Joss  at LFW

    We expect a glitzy affair from a Julien Macdonald collection and for his SS15 show fashion followers weren’t disappointed. The inspiration for the collection was ‘under the sea’ and his designs held an ethereal charm. Models paraded down the catwalk in delicate fabrics and detailed bridal wear that were whimsical and floaty with shimmery hues and sparkling sequins.

    To complement the overall look St Tropez created the ‘SS15 Mermaid Gleam’ look. Using the Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil and the new Self Tan Face Oil (which launches in March 2015), Nichola Joss and the St. Tropez team created a caramel glow to give the girls an otherworldly beauty. The result was magical – think A Midsummer Night’s Dream meets The Little Mermaid.

    St Tropez Luxe Tan

    The Woodstock Glow at House of Holland

    Designer Henry Holland’s muse for his SS15 collection was the hippy-dippy festival goer. This may come as no surprise as his usual front row (frow) crowd, loyal friends and fashion inspirations include party ‘It’ girls Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof and Rita Ora. Key pieces included oversized applique flowers and paisley shapes, suede fringing and sequins.

    Henry Holland ss15 Beauty Trend

    To create that sun-soaked festival chic look, St Tropez created the ‘Woodstock Glow’ by applying a layer or two of the Instant Tan Lotion in Medium/Dark. Just before the girls hit the runway the tanning team dusted the girls down with the Powder Bronzer Matte to create the caramel latte look of a fun loving traveller on the road.

    With a full day of catwalk shows there was no rest for the fashion wicked on Sunday.

    St. Tropez, especially, had a busy schedule (read more on our London Fashion Week News Hub)with three shows to work on. Luckily global tanning and skin finishing Ambassador Nichola Joss was on hand with her applicator mitt and team of tanners to get the models gleaming for their runway performances… 

    The Fashion Freckle Tan at Preen

    Dynamic designer duo Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi are known for their stand out collections and for SS15 they delivered a standout show. Their dresses featured some brilliantly pleasing lines using bold colours and zigzag stripes. Key pieces included colourful beading which added a touch of the carnival spirit while accessories had a sporty detail to them.

    There’s a beauty trick in the fashion world to looking young and St. Tropez made sure to use the method - a face full of fake freckles. While the make-up team worked on the models’ faces, Nichola Joss set to work on crating body freckles using an innovative flick brush technique.

    Preen SS15

    To create a natural smattering of freckles over the arms, chest and shoulders all it took was an acrylic paintbrush dipped in a wash-of dark tan and a flick with the bristles motion towards the skin.

    The Tectonic Tan at Mary Katrantzou 

    Mary Katrantzou’s beautiful collection was inspired by memories, dreams and reflections of the flora and fauna of the land and sea. The opposing fabrics on her garments resembled the tectonic plates and embroidered across them were surreal illustrations from the artist’s creative imagination: squiggles of seaweed and snakes. Dance and fantasy also played a huge part in inspiring the embellished designs with hybrid creatures: part dodo, part cancan dancer and part crab and part ballerina stitched across the garments.

    Catwalk LFWSS15

    St.Tropez took inspiration from the tectonic representation and created the ‘Tectonic Tan’ to compliment Mary Katrantzou’s collection. Mixing together the Instant Tan Lotion Light/Medium with the Tan Enhancing Body Moisturiser St. Tropez gave the models a healthy all over glow that represented the natural elements.

    The Street Chic Tan at David Koma 

    Sexy shapes and body-con silhouettes are what we’ve come to expect from David Koma. For SS15 he showcased his debut collection for Thierry Mugler as artistic director which proved the label and designer are a fashion fit. The garments showcased on the runway were soft, supple and sleek. Thigh-skimming skirts with sheer fabric and lemon hued panels and tops with asymmetric necklines and jewel detailing represented a modern Parisian street style with a chic, tailored twist.

    St Tropez Luxe Tan LFW1

    As the last show to tan, St. Tropez wanted to create a stunning gleam on the models. Using the Instant Tan lotion the tanning team pulled off the Parisian luxe skin look which was enhanced by the all-white, monochrome and gem encrusted garments.

    For more updates on LFW head to the London Fashion Week News Hub.



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  • In the spotlight: House of Holland LWF SS15

    London fashion week may be over but we are still reminiscing over some of the key shows for us at St.Tropez. We were lucky enough work with top designers to create some gorgeous skin finishes to complement their Spring/Summer Collections.

    In the spotlight for us Today is House of Holland:

    Designer: Henry Holland


    Born in 1983 in Ramsbottom, Holland grew up in Manchester and went on to study at the London College of Printing. He worked as a stylist and fashion editor for magazines before becoming a designer. He came into the style spotlight in 2006 with his Fashion Groupies T-shirt designs ('I'll Tell You Who's Boss Kate Moss' and 'Cause Me Pain, Hedi Slimane').

    Signature Style:

    Holland is known for his daring, colourful and irreverent designs. He adds a fun spin to his style and has created cool, quirky collaborations. A versatile designer, his collections can be found on the high-street and high-end shops – everywhere from Debenhams to Harrods.


    The London girl’s unique aesthetic. Holland taps in to urban trends.

    Key piece:

    Big logo t-shirts and bold print dresses.

    Here are some of the highlights from behind the scenes at House of Holland, we love this stain finish glow we created for them.

    “This is a dusty, powdered, semi-matte glow for an uber cool girl who's developed a caramel colour as the roadside sun tickles the tops of her shoulders, arms and legs” said St. Tropez Global Tanning & Skin Finishing Expert, Nichola Joss.

    St.Tropez for House of Holland. LFW SS15

    St.Tropez for House of Holland. LFW SS15

    St.Tropez for House of Holland. LFW SS15

    St.Tropez for House of Holland. LFW SS15

    St.Tropez for House of Holland

    St.Tropez for House of Holland. LFW SS15


    Step 1Prep skin with one or two layers of St.Tropez Instant Tan Lotion Medium/Dark (£10.00).

    Step 2 Buff the Instant Tan into the skin using a St.Tropez Applicator Mitt (£3.57).

    Step 3Use a large blusher brush to sweep St.Tropez Powder Bronzer Matte (£20.43) onto the tops of shoulders and along arms and legs to perfect the Woodstock Glow.

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  • London Fashion Week – The highlights from backstage and the frow

    London Fashion Week – The highlights from backstage and the frow


    At London Fashion Week, all eyes are equally on the front row as they are on the models showcasing the new season’s designs (follow them on our London Fashion Week News Hub). The number of high profile people, from celebrities to fashion insiders, on the guest list is longer than the actual catwalk and they’ve hot-footed it around town to head to shows and see the latest fashion trends. Here there are our highlights:

    The show: Julien Macdonald

    The Frow: Abbey Clancy showed up in a flesh flashing fringed frock while Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh was a true lady in red (both dresses were by Julien Macdonald). The latter’s co-star Rosie Fotescue also turned up wearing a laser cut dress by the designer. Other guests found in the frow included DJ and model Mary Charteris, presenter Laura Whitmore and Leah Weller (along with her pet pooch Nat).

    Backstage: While the models were being made up, tanned and styled they, along with the backstage crew, had lunch on the go, courtesy of Itsu. Trays of California rolls, pots of edamame beans and bottles of water kept the team going throughout the afternoon.

    LFW 2015 Highlights

    The show: House of Holland

    The Frow: Alexa and Pixie – two of Henry’s dearest friends and loyal frow buddies sat together. Not too far away were Rita Ora and Daisy Lowe who looked like they were new BFFs. Fashion blogger Susie Bubble came early to nab a seat and get some blogging done before the show started.

    Backstage: While raw chocolate and Vita Coco Water served as healthy teatime treats for the models, the St. Tropez team feasted on a box of Danish chocolate pastries.

    LFW 2015 Highlights

    The show: Preen

    The Frow: Starting exactly 9am the front row was filled with a bunch of bleary-eyed fashionistas. They soon perked up when the show started.

    Backstage: Orange juice, fresh fruit and pastries provided the backstage styling teams a great start to the day while the models got a smattering of freckles before the show.

    LFW 2015 Highlights

    The show: Mary Katrantzou

    The Frow: American Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour was found in the best seat in front row audience for Mary Katrantzou’s show. She looked impressed by the queen of print’s latest collection.

    Backstage: Nobody was left hungry backstage at Mary’s show. A selection of chocolate bars, sweets and vegetable crisps were laid out for everyone to snack on.

    LFW 2015 Highlights

    The show: David Koma

    The Frow: The last show on the Sunday was packed full of tired but excited fashion followers. Many were fashion editors from Vogue and Grazia magazines who awaited with bated breath to see what the Georgian designer would produce for his debut collection for Thierry Mugler.

    Backstage: After a long day, the tanning team and models celebrated the end of another successful day at LFW with punnets f frozen berries - a cool end to a trendy weekend.

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    St Tropez is proud to be the official tanning sponsors of London Fashion Week and we’re privileged to be working alongside five top designers during their shows including David Koma, Henry Holland, Preen, Julien Macdonald and Mary Katrantzou. In the spotlight today is David Koma with his gorgeous collections that celebrates the female body. Read on for more about this iconic designer. Designer: David Koma History: David Koma was born in Georgia and raised in St. Petersburg. He studied for both his BA and MA at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. He first shot to fame after Beyoncé, Kylie and Cheryl Cole wore his body-con dresses. Signature style: Koma is all about creating sculptural shapes and the perfect fit. He enhances the shape and silhouette of the female body in his designs and likes to create pieces that are timeless with an element of art attached. Clientele: The confidant woman who likes to look and feel good but still feel comfortable. Key piece: The sculptural dress with metal embellishments. St Tropez was excited to be working with David Koma for his SS15 collection during London Fashion week where we helped to create what we called the “Street Chic Tan.” “The inspiration for the Street Chic Tan was a woman who combined an effortless and understated Parisian beauty with a punch of London attitude. We wanted to create a matte satin finish to the skin with just a subtle hint of tan – perfect for any street style fashionista no matter which city they’re in”  St.Tropez Global Tanning & Skin Finishing Expert, Nichola Joss.

    David Koma SS15 LFW


    David Koma SS15 LFW

    David Koma SS15 LFW


    Ensure skin is prepped correctly for a smooth application by exfoliating with St.Tropez Prep and Maintain Tan Enhancing Body Polish (£10.00) Step 2: Apply one to two layers of St.Tropez Instant Tan Lotion in Light/Medium. Step 3: Use the St. Tropez Tan Applicator Mitt to buff in the product until you achieve a satin soft, seamless finish that's sheer, dewy and youthful. You can keep an eye out on our blog for more updates on LFW,  but in the mean time you can also follow our LFW story over on our London Fashion Week News Hub for more inside news, backstage beauty and behind the scene gossip. COMPETITION: We're giving away two pairs of tickets - one for Saturday, one for Sunday - to come and join us at London's biggest fashion pop up! Click the link below and enter to be in with a chance, but be quick - competition closes Thursday 18th September. Good luck! Enter here: http://p5trr.emv2.com/LP/lCKSYdz4PWn Full terms and conditions 

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