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The most unusual trend so far…

Yes, you heard us right. Honestly after reading this, you will be both puzzled and fascinated. Well, one thing is clear, that the most interesting inspiration for a collection has certainly been won by brand Erdem London.

Don’t get us wrong, we love the collection. The romantic florals, tumbling layers of chiffon, high necks and extravagant use of bows, what’s there not to love? Perhaps we should share a little back story…Could this be the most unusual trend so far?

❤️Alexa @chungalexa Last night @britishfashioncouncil

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It would appear even Alexa Chung is on board with this trend. The slightly folk inspired trend is the perfect blend of fresh fair weather flowers and darker winter colours. If you think this trend resembles something of Little House on the Prairie? Then you would be right. It does.

If you are to read the idea behind Erdem London’s 2016 collection, it will soon become clear that the idea is both of romantic and unsettling nature. The first thing that springs to mind is Wuthering Heights. Nope, not just the song by Kate Bush!

The whole theme is very wild and raw, which suits the collection. But reading the back story to Erdem London’s collection was at first somewhat puzzling. When we first saw that this trend was based on a deadly fever, we were to say the least, a little shocked. We think this could be the most unusual trend so far…

The story behind Erdem London’s collection is based on the emigrants that were pushed into moving into the great open plains of the West of America. Alone and far away from civilization, they would cling to their sanity, but often driving them to destruction. This became known as “Prairie Madness”. Which is exactly what Erdem London have based their 2016 collection on.

Although we can see where the idea has come from, we think you’ll agree that the finished product (although coming from unusual roots) is something really quite special. And if it’s good enough for fashion royalty, such as Alexa Chung, then it’s good enough for us!

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Should You Wear Velvet This Christmas?!

Should you wear velvet this Christmas? The answer – yes! Velvet is the perfect festive choice for the season and right now it is bang on trend! This luxurious fabric not only looks great but feels so good!

It is quite obvious by now that velvet is one of the fabrics of the season. Yes, velvet generally gets a bit more of a look in around this time of year. But this year, more than ever, velvet has made a come back. 

What we love about velvet is that it has a sort of nostalgia attached to it. But in that super cool vintage way. Make no mistake this yummy touchable fabric is here to be embraced for the winter months!

Velvet Dresses

 

Monki High Neck Velvet Dress £ 25.00 Antipodium Chaucer Dress Now £ 144.00 ASOS Blouson Sleeve Velvet Dress Now £ 36.00

So, that being said, should you wear velvet this Christmas? Ladies, it’s time to find you the perfect velvet dress for this winter!

Whether you are looking for a velvet dress that is casual enough to wear in the daytime with your leather boots or if you are after something for a party or evening do, then you need to check out these velvety lovelies!

velvet dresses for the winter and Christmas parties

Jaded London Velvet Mini Dress £ 48.00 Lost Ink Plunge Neck Dress £ 42.00 Love Grey Velvet Strap Dress Now £ 20.00  Club L Plus Size Aysemmetric Wrap Dress Now £ 22.00

 

 

 

 

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3 Ways To Wear The Cape Dress

This Autumn Winter the cape is making a come back. Capes, ponchos and yes even cape dresses. But this style isn’t only for the adventurous fashionistas out there! Nope, there is something for everyone!

Famous Faces Wearing Cape Dresses

We have seen the likes of J-Lo, Kim Kardashian and Cameron Diaz amongst many other famous faces sporting the cape dress. When done right it can be elegant, sophisticated and look darn right powerful. But we would like to stress…WHEN done right.

Ladies there are 3 ways to wear this style in…style.

Wear it: Long

Cameron Diaz does this look in an elegant floor-sweeping gown. This style of dress might well be the polar opposite of the LBD but still sexy.

The fitted silhouette is suggestive yet flattering to her curves and the stunning cobalt blue goes hand in hand with a women’s best accessory…her eyes!

Long-Cape-Dresses

 

 

Elise Ryan Maxi £ 68.00 Fame and Partners Cape Dress £ 160.00 Halloween Cape Dress from Plus brands at ASOS £ 49.99

Wear it: Mini

Keep it cute like Alexa in a mini dress, but this time with a twist. We think the cape style transforms the classic mini dress into something a little Alice and Wonderland. Making this dress a winner in our eyes.

Mini Cape Dresses

True Decadence Tall Embellished Neck Cape Dress £45.00 Warehouse Premium Embellished Cape Sleeve Dress £80.00 Missguided Plus Cape Dress £35.00

 

Wear it: Hollywood

Angelina Jolie does Hollywood glam like no other. This style resembles true Hollywood style from years gone by. The short cape is classic, classy and therefore timeless, so it’s the perfect choice for a “Black tie do” or the office Christmas party.

Glamorous-Cape-Dresses

 

ASOS Extreme Cape Maxi Dress £50.00 Frock And Frill Allover Embellished Maxi Dress With Cape Detail £165.00 Coast Va Va Voom Dress With Pleated Cape £139.00

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LFW: What to expect for SS16

With London Fashion Week coming to a close, we thought it only right to look back on some of the best frocks, just in time for the Fashion Weekend at the Saatchi gallery. We are in for quite the treat for SS16, with to-die-for prints, delicate details, sculptural elegance and a colour palette that perfectly compliments the summer. 

1. Build me up buttercup – Erdem, Burberry, Roksanda

This gorgeous shade of yellow was seen across many a designers collection. The lemon hue made the ideal compliment when teamed with delicate ruffles, soft silhouettes and intricate stencil like cut-outs, showing just enough skin.

@erdemlondon, @burberry, @roksandailincic… whose take on buttercup yellow gets your heart racing? #lfw #ss16

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  2. Drapped in lace – Bora Aksu

Following the AW15 lace obsession (trust us!), SS16 is not a lot different. Although winter will see a more Gothic romance, with deluxe fabrics taking the lead. Think romantic velvet, a wonderful collective of glam rock and vintage glamour. The Spring Summer will see a very different take on lace. With a strong focus on layers and structure. 

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3. Bright eyed and bejeweled – Zandra Rhodes

This collection has already made us start thinking about NEXT summer. These bright oranges and contrasting tones have got us wishing the winter away before it’s even started!

The #lfw weekend begins with Zandra Rhodes, a bright lip and a bejewelled cap

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  4. With a nod to nostalgia – Simone Rocha

There is no denying there has been a definite romantic bohemian influence this year at LFW and certainly we will see more of that in the months to come. What we love about this collection most is the quirky twist on historically inspired and vintage looking pieces. 

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With beautiful bold prints it is clear the 70s vibe will continue into Spring Summer 2016. But don’t panic if you are not the biggest fan of bright colours. We saw designer’s such as Simone Rocha and…. opting for a softer palette, with pale pinks and of course those fail-safe shades, such as black, white and cream.

One thing we can be certain of next Spring Summer is the collections are diverse, meaning whether you are a into frills and girly eccentricity or if you like to keep it more timeless and simple, there will be something to suit.

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In Love With Bohemia: A Dress Love Story

With the new BBC2 series “Life in Squares” in full swing, the new wave of bohemian could not come at a better time. This bohemian romance ticks all the boxes when it comes to AW15 trends, namely long flowing lengths and luxurious fabrics.

The Bohemian movement first came about here in the UK in the first part of the 20th century. The group consisted of  influential English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists. Amongst them was the writer and poet Virginia Woolf. The group became known as the The Bloomsbury Set because they all worked or studied in Bloomsbury, London. Makes sense…

This time the bohemian trend has been spiced up with the 70s folk vibe that we’ve been loving all summer. Introducing the new era bohemian…

There are some great brands that are just bursting with bohemian inspired goodness. Check out Free People and fall in love with long flowing fabrics and florals that will make you weak at the knees.

What you need to be a New-era Bohemian;

– 1 dress, made from chiffon, silk or another floaty fabric that billows in the wind

– a dash of lace or some gorgeous sheer thingy that you can fling about when quoting Oscar Wilde

– an artistic flare

– and an open-mind

The perfect accessory for the modern Bohemian;

– a espresso coffee

– riveting conversation

– something made of lace

The Best of the Bohemian bunch;

Glamorous-Folk-Dress

Maxi dress by Glamorous Now £ 38.50

Maxi-dress-by-Free-People

Maxi dress by Free People Now £ 69.00

One-teaspoon-mini-dress

Dress by One Teaspoon £ 98.00

The bohemian movement and style was and IS all about decadence. Bohemia is defined by flamboyancy, artistic flare and freedom. One designer to watch at the movement is designer Matthew Williamson, his intricate and beautifully detailed patterns have A-listers and us totally captivated.

A perfect Positano brunch with @poppydelevingne looking gorgeous in my favourite dress from MW2004.

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Family favourites. #LenAndJen

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