Author Archives: Mags Yip

Bow Tie Bloggers: More Women Who Look Hot in Bow Ties

Last week, we posted the celebrity edit of hot, inspirational women wearing the bow tie trend and rocking the androgynous look (see more here). This week, our focus is on fashion bloggers who are also nailing this style. Here at Dawson D Rose, we believe that life is too short to wear boring accessories which is why we always love adding a cute detachable collar or sweet bowtie to our shirts and t-shirts. You can view our most up to date collection online.

If you’re unsure of how to work the androgynous look, take some inspiration from these fabulous bloggers. Whether you go for slicked back hair with jeans and a blazer or a more feminine approach avec heels and a clutch bag, the bow tie is truly versatile…

not dressed as lamb

(Above: blogger Catherine from Not Dressed As Lamb)


fashion blogger bow tie

(Above: blogger Carlina from Allergic to Vanilla)


bow ties

(Above: blogger Miranda from Style Gallivanter)


women in bow ties

(Above: blogger Jelena from Diotima Blog)


how to style bow ties womens

(Above: street style image taken from Fashion Cadet Blog)

Love the bow tie look? If you’re loving all these bowtie ensembles, make sure you check out our gorgeous Diamond Shaped Bow Tie (£25.00) or our Navy Straight Shaped Bow Tie (£25.00). We’d love to see how you style your bowtie too so make sure you Tweet us or Instagram us your #OOTD pics.

DDR Team x

Bow Ties Aren’t Just for Men: Female Celebs Who Look Hot in Bow Ties

We know that androgynous style isn’t always so easy to pull off. And we know that our pretty tulle bow is probably the most tempting piece to buy if you’re a self-confessed ‘girly’ girl. But the tomboy look isn’t as inaccessible as some of you may think. Here we have a nice collection of female celebs rocking their boyish bow ties; and guess what? Not all of them are the typical tomboys you would expect!

Here are some of our favourite female stars looking hot in bow ties…

alexa chung bow tie

Alexa Chung is best known for her effortless fashion sense. She’s a modern vintage vixen, which is why we love her so much; because everything here at Dawson D Rose is inspired by timeless vintage style. In this cute bow tie, she brings together femininity and androgyny for a look that every girl can see themselves in. Get the Alexa Chung bowtie look with our cute Straight Shaped Bow Tie (£25.00).

Angelina Jolie bow tie

If anyone’s got that hot tomboy charm nailed, it’s gotta be Angelina Jolie. She’s just as alluring in a floor length red carpet gown as she is in her Tomb Raider khaki gear. No matter what this woman wears, she rocks it. Here she teams up with husband Brad Pitt for the sexy tuxedo look. Pull off the tux and tie look with one of our stunning Floral Neck Ties (£25.00).

diane kruger bow tie

If you want the perfect example of feminine fox turned tomboy, Diane Kruger is your lady. As one of the most beautiful female stars to have graced our screens and as one of the most demure ladies of our time, it sure does make us happy seeing her embrace the tomboyish bow tie. Not once, but twice! If you want to rock a Diane Kruger style bowtie, take a look at our adorable and chic Diamond Bow Tie (£25.00).

kourtney kardashian bow tie

Kourtney Kardashian, like the rest of her sisters, is undoubtedly a ‘girly’ girl. She loves high heels, makeup, designer handbags and gorgeous dresses. But this cute little ensemble keeps her totally covered up with an understated and boyish appeal; we think it’s so incredibly sexy. Combine a slick tailored jacket, a classic white shirt and some neck bow detail to recreate Kourtney’s party-ready style. Get the look with our made-to-order White Ladbroke Shirt (£90.00) and ready-to-wear Paisley Print Neck Tie (£25.00).

DDR Team x

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.

china pattern top

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!

boxy cut top china pattern blue

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.

boxy cut top china pattern blue

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.

detachable collar white

detachable collar white

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.

detachable collar white

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.

how to wear pasiley

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.

sleeveless coat womens sleeveless coat womens

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…

dawson-d-rose-bow-vintage-collection vintage-blogger-uk suede-skirt-70s-trend vintage-suede-skirt-70s-trend

(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.


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…


most stylish British females

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.


most stylish British females

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.


most stylish British female celebs

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.


stylish british celebs

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.


most stylish British female celebs

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.


most stylish British female celebs

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 


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


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 

ss15 statement accessories

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 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 white shirt moodboard

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.


bold accessories moodboard


“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