Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Most Stylish British Women: Celebs We Love

Even years after her passing, the beautiful and elegant Audrey Hepburn remains to be one of the (if not the) most stylish and influential female fashion icon. She was Britain’s sweetheart during Hollywood’s Golden Age, and we still worship her timeless fashion sense today. If we look at the likes of Kate Middleton, it’s obvious that the classic Hepburn style still permeates modern trends. She’ll always be remembered, idolized and adored by the public. But who else do we look up to when it comes to the red carpet? If you’re in need of some inspiration, here are some of the most stylish and effortless women in Britain today…

KATE MOSS

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Kate Moss definitely makes our ‘Most Stylish’ list. This British belle has been around for decades and still retains her mind-blowing natural beauty. She’s been an inspiration here at the DDR studio for her portrayal of the classic white shirt. And we love her for it. Classics never die; and that’s as true of Kate Moss as it is of the shirt.

EMMA WATSON

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She may only be in her mid 20s, but this stunning actress has already carved an outstanding style reputation for herself. Her look is classy, chic and wonderfully simple. She has the whole French Parisian look nailed to perfection and works the classic red lip like a pro.

THANDIE NEWTON

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Thandie Newton is one of the sexiest Brits who has graced the red carpets of Hollywood. And she’s a woman who loves a classic LBD. She’s worked the paparazzi with countless little black numbers and we applaud her for it. She struts her stuff without flashing the flesh; truly a woman of elegance.

JESSIE WARE 

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She’s the woman of the moment in the music world. But unlike a lot of music stars these days, we think Jessie’s style has so much more longevity. She doesn’t bow down to trends; she sets her own and always looks fab.

EMILIA CLARK 

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It’s hard to escape the Emilia Clark hype when the whole world has gone crazy for Game of Thrones. If you haven’t been watching it, you may not know about Emilia Clarke’s alluring character, but we’re more interested in her off-screen sense of style.

KATE MIDDLETON 

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And of course, we can’t forget her royalty, Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge. If you admire clean and wholesome style, Kate’s the Queen of accessories and she never leaves home without the perfect clutch bag and heels combo.

For more style inspiration, take a look at our latest Dawson D Rose Lookbook.

DDR Team x

 

5 Summer Wardrobe Essentials You Just Have to Own

Building a capsule wardrobe isn’t as easy as it sounds. It’s something that so many stylists advise us to do; because building up some key staples will last you for the whole season, or maybe even the whole year. But capsule wardrobes can be something of a pipe dream if you don’t know what you’re doing. So here are 5 key wardrobe staples that will help you kickstart your ultimate 2015 capsule range. Take a look at 5 summer wardrobe essentials you just have to own.

The Sleeveless Jacket 

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The sleeveless jacket has been a huge trend this year and many celebrities, from the likes of Olivia Palermo, Victoria Beckham, Cat Deeley, Cheryl Cole, Caroline Flack, Solange Knowles and Shay Mitchell to Kendall Jenner have all been spotted rocking the waistcoat in their summer wardrobes. The sleeveless jacket / waistcoat is the ultimate SS15 must-have and we have two beautiful designs in a range of stunning colours for you to choose from.

The Perfect Pair of Jeans 

It’s true; no woman can be without that perfect pair of jeans. No matter what shape, size or age you are, there is a pair of jeans for you out there somewhere. Some of us wait our whole lives before we find the one. But if you’ve been lucky, you might have come across your ultimate denim wardrobe piece already. Whether you love the skinnies, the boyfriend cut, the ‘mom’ cut, the tummy-flattering high waist, the youthful low rise, the vintage-inspired flares, the classic straight leg, the light wash, or the dark wash, jeans are an all year round must-have.

The Classic White Shirt

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This is a little secret that not every woman knows about. But the classic white shirt is a capsule wardrobe essential; one that can be matched with anything and everything. We promise you that once you have that classic white shirt in your summer clobber capsule , you can team it with so many different items; a leather mini skirt, a long and floaty maxi, skinny jeans or tailored trousers, cords or 3/4 culottes, a skater skirt or a long pencil skirt, denim shorts or high waist leggings, a midi skirt or even ankle grazers. Want to shake things up a bit? Why not replace the classic white (like our Ladbroke) with a classic denim (Ladbroke Denim).

Summer Sandals 

Summer sandals are a shoe cupboard must-have and it’s one of the most versatile items of footwear you can own during the spring/summer season. They are perfect for daytime work outfits, casual Sundays, shopping trips down Portobello, a day out in the park with the kids, drinks at the pub with friends, summer festivals and holidays abroad. We all have that pair of go-to sandals, and they come in so many different styles and varieties that you’re bound to find a great pair to work with your whole wardrobe.

Statement Accessories 

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If you don’t have a huge range in your wardrobe, the easiest way to create enviable style versatility is to stock up on statement accessories. These accessories need to be bold, bright, daring and exciting enough to do all the talking for you. So when you’ve worn your favourite blouse for the second time this week, no-one will even be able to tell. Hats, statement necklaces, detachable bows or collars are a great way of transforming drab in to fab! Browse our full collection of amazing accessories.

DDR Team x

 

Summer Wardrobe Inspiration: Our Moodboards

Have you ever heard the saying, moodboards make the world go round? Well, they do. They do in the world of fashion. Because without them you can’t initiate ideas, you can’t inspire those around you, you can consolidate a concept, and you certainly can’t create a collection or organise a photoshoot. A moodboard is the air that we breathe here in fashion. And we’d love to share our latest inspiration boards with you.

VINTAGE FLORALS

vintage florals moodboardFlorals come back every spring/summer and we just love how the trend reinvents itself each year. We’ve been inspired by vintage look florals and there are so many ways to style the print; you don’t have to go for the ‘obvious’ look. For instance, check out our chic and slightly androgynous floral print ties; floral print with a serious edge.

CLASSIC SHIRT

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Whether it’s denim or a basic white one, the classic shirt has been around forever. Kate Moss turned it into a sexy wardrobe must-have in the 90s, Christy Turlington turned the look iconic with Calvin Klein, and Angelina Jolie got pulses racing when she wore Brad Pitt’s white shirt in Mr & Mrs Smith. You simply can’t beat a classic, which is why we love our Ladbroke Shirt and our Ladbroke Denim Shirt so much.

ACCESSORIES, ACCESSORIES, ACCESSORIES 

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“Friends don’t let friends leave the house without accessories” – that’s the motto behind this moodboard. SS15 is all about accessorising and no #OOTD is complete without a statement piece. From oversized bows and giant sun hats to intricately designed vintage brooches and cute collar necklaces, there are so many ways you can make your wardrobe stand out this summer. Feeling inspired? Take a look at our ready-to-wear collection of bows, ties and collars.

We hope you get some great summer inspiration from our fashion moodboards. All the best with your summer wardrobe!

DDR Team x

 

 

SS15 Trends: Floral Print

There are so many trends we’re loving this spring/summer but one of our favourites is the fabulous floral trend. We know that floral prints are a springtime given, coming back year after year in some way, shape or form. But according to the likes of Vogue, florals in SS15 is all about bringing back the sass. So when it comes to pulling out those old floral print dresses from last year, make sure you get ready to match, clash and accessorise to create something completely new and edgy.

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Catwalk designers such as Simone Rocha, Max Mara, Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors have all showcased some fabulous florals on the SS15 runways – and we’re thrilled to see this classic look get reborn in this year’s hottest trends. Whether you opt for bold, bright prints, some 3D or neon action, vintage-inspired ditzy florals clashed with metallics, or colours that are more sinister and enigmatic, there are so many ways you can make your spring/summer florals stand out this season.

ADD A FLORAL ACCESSORY 

Don’t go full floral this summer; instead add a touch of the floral trend with one of our fab accessories. Our flower print pointed collar is the perfect SS15 accessory to jazz up any outfit. Team with an everyday shirt or go for a contemporary, bold look by teaming with a slogan sweater.

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GO ANDROGYNOUS 

Floral doesn’t always have to = girly. If you love to mix feminine prints with boyish cuts, our floral neckties are ideal for your spring/summer wardrobe. Style your everyday shirts and tops with one of our floral print ties and rock the androgynous look for work. Or team your tie with ripped jeans and a vintage rucksack for ultimate tomboy style, perfect for festival season or just popping to the pub with your friends.

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MATCH WITH DENIM 

If you want to rock this season’s most wanted trends, be sure to team up floral with denim or chambray. The two go together perfectly and pastel floral tones will be just perfect for the spring colour chart. Shop our floral collar and classic denim shirt now.

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Love our stylish accessories? Shop our entire ready-to-wear bows and collars range and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.

DDR Team x