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Friday, 27 May 2016

Clueless - Top 5 Style Essentials

1. The striped sweater
Oh yes. This is what we're talking about, total Spice Girl sass. All those nostalgic feels! Taking classic 60s design and jazzing it up, 90s style.



2. The belly top
Yup. We loved these. What better way to show off your mid-riff than a Gwen Stefani style bralet top paired with a stretch choker (and you can totally grab yourself one on our website!)


3.The beret
The bad-hair-day saviour! Parisian cool teamed with plaid is just what we want from the 90s...we can remember having a few of these in all the colours...


4. The fluffy pen
Yes, we know it's stationery, but we think the fluffy pen is uber 90s! It totally captures the era of drink can pencil cases, glitter tubes and gel pens. We can accessorise at WH Smith can't we?!


5. The knee high socks
Another example of the naughty nineties stealing from the swinging sixties! We're a big fan of the dolly look, so go on Cher...you rock it!

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Glam-ping. The low down on this season's coolest festival trend.

The ripped shorts and Hunter welly combo has long been our go-to for festival style and we still love this look. However, this season festival fashion is about to get a red carpet make over!

Think full on embellished maxi dresses teamed with mud splattered wellies and OTT headbands. We know, it sounds a little scary but, we have been thinking about it, and Glamping is the new camping so why not have the dress to match your festival lifestyle?!

Here is how we think it will work:

Pick a long vintage style dress with plenty of bling but one that still has a bohemian vibe to work that festival style.





This pink embellished maxi dress is perfect as it brings a summer colour way but glimmers glamour with the beading. (It also has a side split which is ideal for mud-trudging!)


Add essential festival accessories to tone down the look:









Try a fringed bag or a tough leather shoulder bag and always add a vintage style headband to get a boho vibe that would have the Olsen girls running back to the dressing room to try again.


Remember, festivals are all about freedom and fun, so once you have embraced this glam-ping overhaul, accept that you will still end up knee deep in mud with a butterfly painted on your face, drinking warm cider from a paper cup....and thank goodness it will still be so :)

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

#WeddingWednesday The Bridesmaid Edit: Boudoir


We're channelling Daisy Buchanan with this week's Bridesmaid Edit, think Gastby style glamour from the bedroom to the ball. Our brand spanking new Pink Scalloped Flapper Dress makes the perfect bridesmaid dress for your leading ladies, teamed up with our Pink Art Deco Clutch Bag and Rose Gold Hair Comb it's sure to dazzle! Complete the look with a shimmery flapper headband like our glitzy 1920s Style Silver Headband and your girls are all set for the big day!

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Uh oh...here comes trouble! Get Peaky Blinder style...

We're super proud of our Birmingham heritage and what could be better than the magnificent show Peaky Blinders returning to our screens tonight at 9pm!

The inspiration for the show is fascinating and you can read more about it here. The original Brummie boys, the 'Peakys' were local gangsters from a century ago. These violent criminals would sew razor blades into the peak of their flat caps to use as weapons and had a distinctive sartorial style that set them apart from the rest! The girlfriends were described as wearing ornate pearls, a goudy silk handkerchief covering their throat and showing off a full fringe obscuring the forehead, we can only imagine what they would have looked like in one of our dresses...

We really think that Polly and Grace's dark vs light twenties styles really rock the gothic-luxe trend on the catwalks this season, why not take a look at our gothic 1920s style headbands and chokers for a more sultry flapper vibe?

    

    


We love the way this piece of history has inspired one of the most gripping shows we've ever seen...so excited!

Get in the mood with our flapper dress collection, art deco jewellery and flapper headbands for your next night in with the Peaky boys...