Original Made In Chelsea star Caggie Dunlop has been busy making a name for herself away from the reality TV show cameras by launching her own fashion line ISWAI which stands for ‘It Starts With An Idea.’ The concept behind this brand is that it will sell pieces from up and coming designers, including the blonde budding entrepreneur herself who recently unveiled her debut collection for AW13.
Launched in 2012, founder Caggie developed ISWAI to project her own distinctive style. This original and innovative fashion concept is a platform for herself and emerging design talent to showcase their ideas. The site continues to grow with the clothing, accessories and jewellery being available for budding fashionistas to get their hands on.
Sparkle Meets Comfort
Caggie’s debut collection includes dazzling party pieces, wardrobe staples and quirky separates ideal for the festive season. Gleaming sequin skirts and metallic tops and a pinafore are also perfect for the approaching party season. These glittery beauties will look great teamed with one of the cosy knit jumpers, available in soft speckled red, cream and blue, for a gorgeous contrasting look. This hot combination is dressy enough for evening occasions and for daytime wear too thanks to the balance of sparkle and comfort.
Cream Jumper, £40.00
Black Sequin Skirt, £35.00
Burgundy Jumper, £40.00
Cream Sequin Skirt, £35.00
Gold Metallic Top, £45.00
Blue Pinafore Skirt, £58.00
“I am really excited about the new collection, I love the creative process and working with the designers and discussing ideas.”
This new range has something for everyone this season so as the nation is resorting to shopping online these days to keep out of the cold, why not visit ISWAI to get a fashion fix!
Prices start from £15.00 and the collection is available now at www.ISWAI.co.uk
British designer Yuvna Kim has combined her knowledge of exceptional detailing and exquisite fabrics to produce creations that comprise of glamour, beauty and femininity for her first eveningwear collection which launches in Spring/Summer 2014. These one-of-a-kind dream like dresses are fit for a princess, offering stunning designs and elegant silhouettes.
For this collection Yuvna looked to the 1920s, drawing inspiration from luxurious deco jewellery infusing bold geometric shapes, lavish ornamentation and a subtle neutral colour palette ranging from nude and biscuit to white into the eveningwear. Early Hollywood glamour is apparent in the designs as sheer tulle and georgette gowns, as well as cocktail dresses, are adorned with tonal embroidery and silver or gold sequins.
The designer nods to braided chains, tassels and feathers that defines 1920s jewellery with the use of delicate applique tulle flowers and intricate embellishment in crystals, glass beads or rice pearls for exquisite finishes. Elegance exudes from the flowing shapes of the dresses allowing the delicate detailing to gleam, shimmer and sparkle, taking the garments to a whole other level when it comes to evening attire.
Prices from £1000.00
This time of year is all about adding sparkling touches to your winter wardrobe for pretty feminine dressing that will work well at parties, special events and festive day trips. A great way to incorporate some grown-up bling into looks is by sporting a pair of bedazzled shoes that will be sure to re-establish your love for all things glitter.
December is upon us which means your social calendar is packed full of exciting parties that need attending. Show stopping shoes make for the perfect kind of statement so you’ll be excited to discover the amazing range of dazzling flats that have had a sparkle make-over including sophisticated loafers and Mary Jane styles, allowing your feet to take centre stage no matter what time of the day it is. Smothered in beautiful glitter, these shoes are still kept smart with the help of leather lining and buckle detailing. Wear your glittery flats with pared-back pieces such as grungy jeans and a chunky knit and stick to a shoe colour palette of black, silver or gold. Save the vibrancy for evening occasions!
For women who adore wearing heels, there are plenty of towering sparkle-tastic beauties to team with festive frocks such as classic pumps and ankle strap designs. This latest array of directional fashion footwear will catch the light as you party and dance your way into the New Year. So click those heels together and remember; there’s no place like home this Christmas!
On Top, £65.00
Little Lady, £45.00
All shoes from Office
There’s been a lot of amazing collaborations lately between designers and high street fashion retailers, who have spoilt us with countless creations to invest in and the latest one that nearly slipped its way past my radar is the Holly Fulton for Radley capsule collection.
This exciting partnership between the Scottish designer and British accessories brand fuses Holly’s distinctive eye for graphic pattern and Radley’s luxury leather craftsmanship. And the final results are inspiring! The contemporary four piece collection was kept simple in colour, with the palette being made up of camel, black, white and flashes of red to make sure the designer’s signature optical print was the standout feature of the pieces.
Each design comes with its own unique aspects which makes them even more appealing. The Envelope is a professional clutch that can take you from day to night. Hidden underneath the magnetic flap closure is a large mirror followed by another mirror inside on a chain making topping up your makeup a whole lot easier whilst on the go. The Slouch is full of function and style thanks to its wrist strap and pockets. It’s completed with a Radley the dog shaped mirror embossed in leather too.
The Envelope, £199.00
The Slouch, £249.00
The Moon has a distinctive shape and creates a real statement. It even comes with a miniature version of itself in purse form, tucked away inside for chic accessory matching. The Scottie, as you can tell by the name, is shaped in the form of Radley’s undeniably cute logo making for a stylishly unique piece of arm candy taken one step further by its zig-zag embossing. Don’t hang about to get your hands on one of these collaborative beauties!
The Moon, £249.00
The Scottie, £129.00
High end fashion label Banana Republic and designer L’Wren Scott are joining forces this season by launching a gorgeous limited edition capsule collection which is filled with bold vivid colours, a wonderful array of fabrics and feminine designs.
The exciting high quality range for women is made up of more than 50 pieces and includes clothing and accessories which have been given a slight festive twist. From sequin party dresses to bejewelled cardigans and sexy skinny jeans in standout prints, such as brocade, to party ready dresses this collaboration between the brands highlights numerous trends.
Three original prints have been created exclusively for this capsule collection to give classic silhouettes a fun and unique edge. A dramatic lip print in bold hues of Lipstick Red and Ultra Violet can be seen on skirts, blouses, handbags, scarves and pyjama sets. A romantic peonies print, inspired by Scott’s love of lush flowers and gardening, reveals itself on blouses, scarves and jeans in varied shades of bold red and pink. The third print is a candy stripe of black, Ultra Violet, Poster Red and Lipstick Red and is flaunted on blouses, pyjama sets and accessories including a beret, socks and a cashmere blanket which is fun for seasonal gifting.
The colour palette has been kept deep yet colourful, infusing some of the season’s most popular hues into the collection including red, burgundy, emerald and, of course, metallic shades which have been achieved by the use of pretty sequins. Overall, the clothing is kept rather contemporary in shape highlighting women’s best features whilst showcasing how either a statement garment or layered look can create a fashionable impact.
This capsule range marks the first partnership for L’Wren Scott with a global fashion retailer and has set the bar high for any future collaborations the designer may have in mind. The collection launches at select Banana Republic retail locations worldwide and online from December 5th 2013.