Monthly Archives: July 2015

Product of the Week: China Print Lonsdale Top

This week we are loving china pattern, so our product of the week goes to this fabulous Lonsdale Top in a stunning china print fabric! This made to order top is a versatile wardrobe must-have because it’s both casual and dressy. Style it with jeans and a pair of Birkenstocks or sliders and you’re ready for a casual Sunday lunch at the local pub. Team it with tight-fitting skinnies and some bright court heels and you’re ready to hit the bars.

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China pattern fabric is a look that will never go out of style; that’s why we love it so much. This classic print is not only timeless but it’s actually a very rare find. As much as you may see it in interior design, it’s not often something you come across in fashion. Which is why we just had to make this Ladbroke China Pattern Top our product focus for the week!

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This gorgeous top has a slightly boxy cut which means that it’s super flattering for any size or shape, and the simple round neckline and 3/4 sleeves give this top a fuss-free transitional look, perfect for carrying your wardrobe from summer into autumn.

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The top is also available in mid denim blue (pictured above) if the china pattern doesn’t work with your existing wardrobe. And as you can see, the Lonsdale design is perfect for styling with our beautiful range of detachable collars. The bow pictured above is our Tulle Lace Detachable Bow but you can browse our complete collection of ready to wear collars here.

If you have any questions about our made to order pieces, please do not hesitate to contact our design studio on

DDR Team x


How to Wear Stripes: Kate-Louise Styles Our Brocade Collar

We totally love blogger Kate-Louise’s alternative style so we’re so pleased that she decided to style our white brocade collar in this super chic #OOTD. Detachable collars great little pieces to own because they can be styled with almost anything in your wardrobe. The versatility of detachable collars makes them the perfect accessory to revive a tired wardrobe (at a fraction of the cost) and we love how Kate-Louise has styled up a simple t-shirt dress with our brocade detachable collar. It’s so chic.

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Breton stripes are a fashion staple in every wardrobe and this simple t-shirt dress is a summer favourite; the great thing about it is that it can be styled summer after summer. Stripes will always have a place. Because true classics never really tire. Styled with nautical summer sandals, a snazzy clutch and headpiece with our detachable collar, this outfit has transformed a basic tee into something transitional for day-to-night.

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Our detachable white brocade collar really brings out a whole new dimension in this stripy number and we think it’s perfect for office attire, dinner with friends, a hot date, or after-work cocktails. So very versatile.

So if you’ve been wondering how to style nautical stripes this summer, we think Kate-Louise has nailed it. Her #OOTD is the guide to wearing stripes like a pro. We love it!  You can see more about this outfit on the Kate-Louise fashion blog.

DDR Team x

#OOTD: A Paisley Print Explosion

Today we have a very exciting #OOTD for you. We’ve teamed together two of our favourite designs to create a show-stopping Friday outfit. This gorgeous little ensemble isn’t shy with prints and it’s the perfect outfit to carry you into the weekend.

purple sleeveless coat

Styling our fabulous Ladbroke Contrast Trim Shirt (with paisley collar detail) with a matching purple sleeveless jacket, this #OOTD just screams confidence in every way. The Ladbroke Shirt is a quirky take on the classic white shirt which we all know and love – but with a twist for that added edge. Simply style with culottes and brogues for the office, or team with skinny jeans and heels for a seamless day-to-night transition.

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The beautiful shirt in this outfit features a purple paisley undercollar, lapel and cuff trim.  But you can customise the Ladbroke Shirt online and choose your own unique trim design.  Every piece is made to order so you will be investing in a one of a kind piece that doesn’t emulate the high street. And our pieces are designed to last through the seasons.

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Together with our gorgeous Elgin Sleeveless Coat, this outfit has a double print explosion and the colours are just to die for. If you love our Elgin sleeveless design, you can design your own sleeveless jacket online with Dawson D Rose; choose your own jacket fabric, lining and undercollar leather detail.

The collar can be worn up or down so you can create some wonderfully versatile looks. A made to order Dawson D Rose sleeveless coat is the ultimate SS15/AW15 wardrobe must-have and it will help you build the perfect capsule wardrobe for all seasons.

DDR Team x

3 Ways to Wear: The Elgin Sleeveless Jacket

Sleeveless jackets are super chic, and this year has seen a number of celebs and red carpet stars fall head over heels in love with the classic waistcoat look. Here at Dawson D Rose, we love sleeveless jackets because they are so versatile; it’s really worth the investment if you’re looking for a transitional wardrobe staple that gives you a lot of wear throughout the seasons.

The sleeveless element makes it perfect for spring/summer but you can also layer up for colder days. Here we take a closer look at one of our beautiful designs, the Elgin Sleeveless Jacket (£95.00 made to order) in a stunning royal blue.

For some SS15 wardrobe inspiration, take a look at our ‘3 Ways to Wear’ below. Here are 3 fabulous styles all created with our hero wardrobe piece; the elegant, the timeless and versatile Elgin Sleeveless Jacket…


blue sleeveless jacket

The first look features our royal blue Elgin Sleeveless Jacket with a closed lapel. The high neck effect is tres city chic, and teamed with oversized sunglasses the outfit is very slick and sexy. This is the ultimate power outfit, ideal for wearing to the office every day.


blue sleeveless jacket

Adding to the first look, this outfit features a statement belt. The upturned collar shows the beautiful under collar detail (which can be customised with the colour of your choice). Match the colour of your belt to your under collar leather or opt for a completely different shade to create even more depth to your #OOTD.


sleeveless jacket royal blue

You can also style the Elgin Sleeveless Jacket with the lapel open, creating more of a casual and classic look with your waistcoat. Here we’ve styled the sleeveless jacket with our amazing Horseprint Neckerchief, which is prefolded for complete ready-to-wear convenience. Teamed with this neckscarf, our Elgin sleeveless jacket looks wonderfully edgy yet it’s still classic enough for work, dinner or just casual weekends.

DDR Team x


How to Wear an Oversized Bow: Stephi LaReine

Blogger Stephi LaReine has such a cool, alternative sense of style and we just love her. She hits the nail on the head with retro looks and she has a natural affinity with both brights and neutrals. In her latest post, the gorgeous Stephi has successfully weaved a Dawson D Rose ready-to-wear oversized paisley bow into her ‘Styling the 70s’ #OOTD, an ensemble she has created as the fashion world looks ahead at AW15. It may be the height of summer here in the UK (and we’re loving the sun in Notting Hill!) but every self-respecting fashionista needs to be prepared for the season ahead.

And here, Stephi shows us how one of our RTW oversized bows can be the perfect transitional accessory; it looks just as great in a summer outfit as it does for an Autumnal outfit, so take a look at our full collection of bows and collars if you’re looking for an all-year round investment wardrobe must-have.  Here are Stephi’s fabulous photos below…

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(Img src: Stephi LaReine)

The 70s festival look has been prominent for SS15 and we think that Stephi has managed to capture this trend for the slightly colder season with the help of our beautiful oversized bow. The bow makes a great centre piece to the outfit and coordinates perfectly with the retro-look suede skirt. With Stephi’s vibrant hair and chic sunnies, the look has a fabulous modern twist.

Love this blogger’s 70s inspired look for AW15? Get the look and shop our huge paisley bow; it’s the perfect accessory to add drama to any outfit, any season.