Monthly Archives: January 2015

Valentine’s Day Outfits: 3 Ways to Wear

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner now and it doesn’t matter if you’re happily married, just dating, or single and looking – we can all add a touch of romance into our wardrobes this February. Here we show you three ways to wear our fabulous heart print tulle bow with the passionate and romantic colour red.


red valentines outfit ideasStyle our cute heart print tulle bow with a dramatic red maxi for a romantic dinner. If you’re worried about over-dressing, choose a maxi dress made from an effortless jersey fabric. For a more formal affair or a super posh dinner, add killer heels and a clutch. For the final flourish, don’t leave home with your favourite Chanel lipstick.


red valentines outfit ideasStaying in and cooking a slap-up meal is just as romantic, and here we’ve put together a casual jeans and jumper combo with the beautiful addition of our romantic looking bow.  Transform any casual ensemble with our pretty bow collar and feel instantly more feminine.


red valentines outfit ideas

If you’re living the single life, be sure to turn heads in this all red outfit. A slinky dress can be teamed up with a blazer for instant class. And our adorable tulle bow gives you a soft kind of sophistication; one that will always get a second look.

Wishing you a fabulous Valentine’s Day! And for more outfit inspiration, visit our Instagram page.



Chanel SS15: Tweed Jackets

Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion fades but style is eternal.” And that’s exactly how we feel about tweed. Quintessentially British, it’s not the most accessible trend but it’s a true classic that can be surprisingly contemporary. Chanel’s love of tweed was recently displayed at Paris Fashion Week, showcasing some fabulous SS15 tweed catwalk numbers. And we’re inspired by the whole collection…

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Here at Dawson D Rose, we also have our own tweed creations perfect for SS15. If you loved the Chanel catwalk at PFW, take a look at our wonderful Westbourne Jacket; a classic cut jacket made to measure and customisable using any tweed fabric you desire. You can even customise further by choosing your own under collar leather and pocket detail. The perfect way to brighten up with a pop of colour just in time for spring.

tweed trend 2015 jacket

For more tweed fabric options and full leather colour options, take a look at our Westbourne Jacket customisation page.


SS15 Colour Trends: Spring Colours to Look Out For

We’re over halfway through the January blues now. And in the world of independent fashion, it’s time to keep our sights set on spring, spring, spring. Quite simply, we just can’t wait. Whilst London and the rest of the world are still wrapping up warm for now, we’re cooped up in our design studio getting excited about what’s to come. So are you ready, ladies?

Here is the official Pantone® Colour Report for Spring 2015; an insight into which colours will be making the fashion world go round as soon as the last winter wind blows. For the upcoming spring 2015 colour trends, take a look at the colour chart below.


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We’re especially excited for Tangerine, a great spring colour which denotes happiness, creativity and freedom. To add a touch of Tangerine to an everyday outfit, choose our classic hacking jacket, The Brunswick and select your own pop of colour for the undercollar leather and the pocket flap. Our jackets are all made to measure so you can customise the details.

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Another colour we are loving is Scuba Blue. Blue hues are important for SS15 and our beautifully bright Blenheim Jacket is the perfect compliment for a casual jeans and t-shirt combo. Or it can be styled up with a simple summer dress. And don’t forget you can really it make it pop by choosing the leather pocket detail…..which colour will you choose?

scuba blue trend ss15


Follow Dawson D Rose on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for more SS15 trend news and the latest product updates. To browse our full collection, don’t forget to check out our online shopping website.


Style Inspiration: Celebs on Instagram

If you’re not following DDR on instagram yet, make sure you follow us for exciting things to come in 2015. From #OOTD to blogger style-offs, our instagram is going to be jam-packed with all things beautiful and all things stylish. And if like us, you’re always looking for influential women to get wardrobe inspiration from, take a look at our favourite female celebs on instagram…

BEYONCE: Follow @Beyonce 


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Beyonce is the Queen of global style. Worshipped by millions and millions of fans from around the world, she brings us a wardrobe of eclectic looks that every woman can aspire to or relate to. If you love Beyonce’s double denim look (far right), be sure to order our made to measure Ladbroke Shirt in Mid Blue Denim.

RITA ORA: Follow @ritaora


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We love Rita because she’s beautiful, she’s British and she dresses with such a young and vibrant edge. Turning every classic look into something unique, she gives us hope that timeless fashion will always live on.

OLIVIA P: Follow @oliviapalermo

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We feel that Olivia’s style is truly effortless – and that’s how we want DDR to be recognised. With our smart made to measure jackets, our timelessly stylish tops, and our ready-to-wear collars/bows collection, we want to create a simple, flowing wardrobe for women from all walks of life.

ALEXA CHUNG: Follow @chungalexa

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Everything about Alexa is iconic. She’s a true British icon of our time and her simple yet show-stopping style is most definitely her secret weapon. From her everyday jeans and t-shirt looks to Alexa’s love of accessories (including bow ties and cute collars), her instagram is a wonderful source of daily inspiration.

Let us know who your favourite instagram stars are…


Happy New Year: Our Fashion Resolutions

Happy new year to everyone from all at the DDR head office! We’ve had an incredible 2014 and we’re even more optimistic for the coming year. For those of you have been following our little Notting Hill born brand, expect some exciting developments in 2015 and be sure to get our latest updates on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. For now though, it’s all about detox, diets and gym memberships, right? If you’re not interested in the usual new year’s resolutions, why don’t you take a look at ours? We’ve created some new fashion  resolutions to revive a jaded wardrobe…


floral collar

It’s easy to spend all our money on ‘that dream dress’ or ‘those killer heels’. But quite often we forget about the importance of simple accessories. In 2015, it’s our new year’s resolution to try more accessories. Take a leaf out of London Tall Girl blogger Marsha’s book and mix up cute collars, hats and a pair of statement sunnies.

Shop Marsha’s floral collar here.


hair style ideas

Coco Chanel said “a woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” Hair can do so much; it can make or break an outfit. So in 2015, we will make it our mission to experiment with more hairstyles. We just love The Freckled Fox blog by blogger Emily for the most amazing hairspiration.


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Whether you’re an eco-warrior interested in reducing the CO2 effects of imported products, or you’re just a keen supporter of local businesses, we can all do our bit by shopping British this year. In 2015, make sure you stay loyal to local brands like ours.

Shop our quintessentially British made-to-order jackets online.