Friday, 31 August 2012

The Model Search with House of Fraser and Premier Model Management

For the last few months we've been cooking up plans with House of Fraser and Premier Model Management for a way to find the next big thing in modelling, and our faces of AW13.

Et voilĂ : Introducing The Model Search . Premier scouts are going to scour the country, heading to Religion concessions in House of Fraser London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow to find our next campaign models. We are looking for one male and one female model to front our brand. The winners will get a contract at Premier, be the faces of our AW13 campaign and will get an £800 Religion voucher each! Get all the details about the search here.

The Model Search kicks off on Thursday 6th September in House of Fraser Oxford Street, to co-incide with Vogue Fashion's Night Out. Come and find us on the day where your ears will be entertained by a Religion DJ AND you could be spotted to win the prize of a lifetime...

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Statement Knits for AW12

The AW12 season is upon us and this week we're crushing on statement knitwear. Stand out prints or soft weaves are what it's all about - layered or by themselves for subtle impact.

Image #10 in our lookbook layers our Predator Sweat over the chic Drop Worship dress. This dress isn't available in stores yet but you can pick up it's little sister, the Drop Dress from House of Fraser.

Bold leopard print, distressed holes and a dipped hem accentuate the 'This? Oh I just threw it on...' attitude of the Predator Sweat. Layer it with smart separates or casual jersey and skinnies for a truly multi-functional piece.

Leopard print not enough for you? You want MORE of a statement?! How about the Predator Tee in garnet. Tie it in a knot, roll up the sleeves or just let it slouch. We're wearing this with chunky jewellery and ripped denim.

Did we mention Predator comes in Denim too? #heartbeatsfaster

Monochrome is the key to stylish simplicity for AW12 - it might not be wooly jumper weather just yet but it's time to get prepared.

Our Jagger Sweat is now available to pre-order at Serene Order

If you like to inject some colour into your outfits, wear the Jagger sweat over this Hommage tee for a glimpse of cardinal red above the collar and below the hem.
Black skinnies are up there with breathing and eating on the list of life's necessities. We've got a range of styles, try the classic Baron Jeans out for size.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Bank Holiday Boston Terrier

The three day weekend means we wont be posting for a few days, but in the meantime here's Lucille, the canine star of our AW12 campaign.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

What Happens in Ibiza, Stays in Ibiza

Our competition with Ibiza Rocks and Selfridges ends this weekend – so if you fancy winning a three night stay in the luxury hotel Pikes at Ibiza Rocks, plus flights, closing party tickets and a Religion shopping spree, head to one of our Selfridges concessions to enter. There’s still time to see an Ibiza Rocks DJ performing live in the Selfridges concession in London too – so if you’re at a loose end this Bank Holiday get down to Oxford Circus!

Our Garment Technician and resident Ibiza goer Anna just got back from a holiday there and she’s given us the insider info. What ever happened to what happens in Ibiza, stays in Ibiza?

What is the biggest Ibiza anthem this year?

There are so many! Apparat – Song of Los reminds me of Ibiza sunsets. Todd Terje – inspector Norse is my favourite and a lot of fun to mess around to.

What is the best outfit for a night out on the White Isle?

I like to dance, so flat sandals or plimsoles, Religion Holes vest with a bikini top and ripped denim shorts got a lot of action. 

Religion Holes Vest - perfect for an Ibiza night with ripped denim

Which club was everyone talking about this summer?

What is the key to Ibiza style?

Free spirited – as long as you can dance, and can’t be worried about what you will look like when the sun rises. Sunnies are essential!

We recommend our round lense perspex sunnies for cool Ibiza style
Which is your favourite club for good music and good times?

DC10, or Ibiza Rocks if you need a break from ravin.

You’re heading to the beach for a day of recuperation – what’s the best Ibiza hangover cure?

Large bottle of Desperado tequila beer and topless sunbathing.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Cara Kilbey's Holiday Essentials

Our competition giving away a Religion shopping spree and an amazing 3 night stay in Ibiza thanks to Ibiza Rocks is well under way, and it's got us thinking of holidays and dreaming of the White Isle. If like us you'd rather be on a beach than the bus, or if you're preparing for a holiday, read on to see the holiday packing and summer dressing tips from TOWIE's Cara Kilbey.

What’s your favourite thing about summer dressing?

It’s got to be wearing shorts with bare legs. I don’t like the shorts and tights look so summer is my only chance to wear my favourite shorts.

What do you think can make or break an outfit?

I always like to make sure I've got a nice bag and a great pair of shoes - that definitely makes an outfit for me. I'm not a massive fan of accessories but sometimes statement jewellery can really turn an outfit from dull to wow.

Cara makes a simple statement outfit in our Olsen Maxi
The Essex look is taking over the nation – what’s your top tip for Essex style?

Make sure you’re always glowing with a nice tan and a big and bouncy blow dry.

What are your top three tunes for summer?

My top three tunes this summer are: Rita Ora - RIP, Azealia Banks - 212, Emile Sande - Heaven.

You’re about to jet off on holiday – what are your holiday essentials?

A nice big pair of sunglasses are great for hiding your holiday hangover and at the same time protecting your eyes. I'm currently fronting a new charity initiative called 'Shade Aid' which is to encourage people to donate their old sunglasses so the children in Africa can stay safe from the effects of UV Rays. And of course my other essential is an amazing pair of wedges. My Missoni wedges have travelled all over the world with me.

For eyewear with flair try our Cat Eye sunglasses
What’s your favourite Religion piece this season?

My favourite Religion piece this summer has to be the Prayer shorts. They’re glam and rock chic at the same time. I wore my black pair to Lovebox Festival and my white pair to Wireless - everyone commented on them. 

Prayer shorts in Black

Prayer shorts in White

Whose wardrobe would you love to raid?

I would love to raid Kim Kardashian’s wardrobe. Every outfit is spot on and she always looks amazing.

Describe your ideal night out...

My ideal night out has to be with the girls. There's nothing I enjoy more than all my friends getting together and starting early with a few cocktails on a roof terrace bar followed by dinner and lots of dancing.

Tell us your guilty pleasure...

Oreo Biscuits! I just can't help but make a nice cup of tea and indulge in a pack of Oreos… but at 53 calories per biscuit they're not always ideal.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Ibiza Rocks and Religion Competition

Our competition with Ibiza Rocks
 kicked off with a bang in our London concession last week. Each weekend of August, Ibiza Rocks DJs are pumping up the shoppers with tunes from the white isle in our Selfridges concessions. Ibiza Rocks DJ Gabby was on the decks in London - take a look at the pictures:

To enter, all you need to do is spend over £50 on Religion in any Selfridges concession (we are in London Oxford Street, Manchester Trafford Centre, Manchester Exchange Square and Birmingham Bull Ring) and you could win a VIP to Ibiza trip for 2, staying at the swanky Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel, plus closing party tickets, PLUS a £250 Religion shopping spree! If you don't believe us, here's the poster proof:

And it's not just us who are getting in the mood for Ibiza - the girls and boys over at Ibiza Rocks are in the spirit too all decked out in Religion!

Friday, 10 August 2012

Behind the Scenes - AW12

As we prepare to launch our AW12 campaign online, we couldn't help but share our AW12 behind the scenes video. Expect cool clothing and one picture perfect pooch.

Friday, 3 August 2012


Here it is - one of our BIGGEST competitions yet. We have teamed up with Ibiza Rocks and Selfridges to give you one helluva prize and what's more - a tasty Religion shopping spree thrown in!

All you need to do is spend over £50 on Religion in Selfridges and enter your contact details at till point to enter. Seriously - we're practically GIVING this one away.

So what could you win, we hear you cry? The prize includes a VIP trip for two people to Ibiza, staying in Ibiza Rocks House. The trip comes with tickets to two of the hottest events of the summer - the Ibiza Rocks closing party with Two Door Cinema Club and the We Are Rockstars closing party with Zane Lowe and Mark Ronson. The flights are thrown in too - plus you'll get £250 to spend on Religion in Selfridges.

And not only that, but during August, Ibiza Rocks DJs will be paying a visit to each Religion concession in Selfridges and getting the shoppers fired up for an Ibiza getaway! Here's the DJ schedule:

Saturday 4 August: Selfridges London
Saturday 11 August: Selfridges Manchester Exchange Square
Sunday 12 August: Selfridges Manchester Trafford Centre
Saturday 18 August: Selfridges Birmingham
Saturday 25 August: Selfridges London

The competition launches on Saturday 4th August in London and on Tuesday 7th August in Birmingham, Manchester Trafford Centre and Manchester Exchange Square.


Olympic Spirit

A santa hat at Christmas or bunny ears at Easter, we love an excuse to dress up our Praying Skeleton. This week we've transformed him in Olympic games style. Turns out he is a multi-talented sportsman - from the pool to cycling, from fencing to the boxing ring - is there nothing this skeleton can't do?!

 Get your Olympic themed or printed patriotic Religion clothing from Serene Order .

Thursday, 2 August 2012

July Press Round Up

It's a new month, (yes really, it's August! Really it is. No really...) and that means a look back at the press we got last month. Starting off with....

The 4th Floor, the super cool menswear magazine. We love this moody black and white shoot.
 Company magazine - featuring our sequined Prayer shorts that have been shouted about by celebs and press. Check them out in The Independent later in this post.
 If you wear anything on your eyes this summer, make it a pair of round lense sunnies by Religion. Elle - they know where it's at.
 Here they are! As featured in The Independent in a dreamy shoot about whites, our sequined Prayer shorts.
 These round lense, half black, half perspex beauties sold out nationwide after being featured in the magazine that every female commuter loves - Stylist of course.
 From Shoreditch to South Africa. Take a look at our Union Jack leggings as featured in Grazia SA.
And finally, we were listed in Drapers in July - our womenswear getting the #4 and our menswear getting the #5 spot in the best selling independent brands of the week. Keep up the good work shoppers!