Thursday, 14 April 2011

THE WHITES OF SPRING

Fashion designers and artists have long been inspired by nature and one only has to take a walk in the countryside to see a host of wild flora with a diverse selection of  colour, textures and shapes. Springtime in the United Kingdom is heralded by the flowering of the Hawthorn. The May Flower as it's known, is preceded by wild flowers such as Sorrel, Anenome, Stitchwort, Ransom and the delicate lace-like Cow Parsley. No capsule wardrobe would be complete without dresses, skirts, tops and trousers in pure white. For holiday hot-spots from beach to the bar, plain white cotton, Broiderie Anglais or linen is always so elegantly cool. For a day at the races or on a special occasion opt for crepe, chiffon, satin or lace. Today we will focus on French Connection Spring Summer Collection which boasts some divine drapes and romantic ruffles. Dance the night away in floaty chiffon, 70s maxi or embellished crepe babydoll. This aptly named Lark Rise Lace Dress has a scoop neckline with a scalloped crochet trim, sheer long sleeves is just perfect for an afternoon garden party or summer festival. Wear with Jules Sandal and Cleo Haze embellished clutch.

LK Bennett - Champagne Style that goes on forever!

Nothing sets the scene for the 70s more perfectly than a fabulous trouser suit. Make a statement with on-trend wedges and pair with the Sofia Suit for legs that go on forever! A stunning dinner jacket in soft champagne, this Sophia suit with its double button fastening and wide lapels exudes that cool 70s chic.  Pair this jacket with the matching trousers or wear with a summer dress for an on trend look. Part of a sophisticated suit, the Sofia wide leg trousers. have a high waist, perfect for elongating the leg. Wear with chunky platform sandals to accentuate your 70's style.
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Thursday, 7 April 2011

Back to the Garden. French Connection for Little Fashionistas

French Connection Spring Floral Garden Collection perfect for hazy summer days. Cotton sun dresses, skirts and tops for little Fashionistas in vibrant floral prints, a happy burst of colour for every girl's summer wardrobe. The collection is perfect for mixing and matching with plain tops, shorts or denims. For slightly bigger fashion followers there is a selection of romantic chiffon maxi dresses, long sleeved tops, ra-ra-skirts and maxis. We just love this 70s inspired cotton floral print maxi skirt perfect for your little Fashionista. CLICK TO SHOP FRENCH CONNECTION KIDS


Friday, 1 April 2011

Summer in the City. Dress with London Pride at Thomas Pink

Pink was set up by three Irish brothers James, Peter and John Mullen  in 1984. Their idea was to reinvent the traditional Jermyn Street shirt, taking it to a wider, aspirational audience. The brand name Thomas Pink came from an 18th century London tailor known for making sought-after red hunting jackets. If you were lucky enough to own one, you were said to be ‘in the pink’. The first store opened in Chelsea, London, offering classic-cut shirts in stylish, bold weaves and colours. Further stores soon followed in the West End and City of London, their distinctive interiors, pink-and-black packaging, and much-admired shirts quickly attracted a loyal clientele. Today Pink has stores all over the world, is now part of a luxury goods group. In addition to shirts for men and women, there is now an extensive range of accessories including cufflinks, cummerbunds, braces, socks, scarves, boxer shorts, nightwear, and small leather goods.You will find an exquisite Pink shirt for every occasion and every mood. Men’s shirts come in formal, slim fit and casual styles. Women’s shirts come in an elegant classic cut or a more tailored, darted styles. In a vibrant rainbow of colours, plains, stripes, checks and prints in twills, royal oxford, poplin, luxurious 170s and Sea Island Cottons. Shimmering silk ties and a collection of  Stunning Dresses complete the sartorial picture. Fantastic for City girls at work or dressing up for the weekend.