Category Archives: DDR Bloggers

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

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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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.


Outfit Inspiration: Bloggers in Dawson D Rose

When it comes to style inspiration, we like to look to the streets of London. Here in the capital’s fabulous Notting Hill, amazing street style is everywhere; it’s all around us. If you don’t have time to visit our wonderful Portobello Road and Golborne Market every weekend, style blogs are a great way to browse different looks on your laptop, phone or tablet. Here at Dawson D Rose, we just love working with bloggers. And here is a HUGE thank you and shout-out to some stylish bloggers who have featured Dawson D Rose…


The gorgeous Marsha Campbell from Style of a London Tall Girl looks absolutely stunning in her ripped jeans, sweater and cape combo. Completing her look with a cute fedora and our floral print collar, we believe that she’s accessorised like a pro. Marsha, we bow down.


This is the super stylish Clare Astra Morris from Rainbows and Fairydust and she’s styled our oversized white brocade bow with a French inspired Breton stripe top and some ripped jeans. Photographed with a bunch of tulips, this look is both edgy and feminine. So simple, yet so chic.


We’re completely in love with this cute outfit styled by Laura from Smile at Style. She teams together our paisley bow collar with a contrasting mulberry coloured coat. We all know that the British weather is completely unpredictable, even in the summer – so this look is just perfect!


Holly Cassell from The Persephone Complex always looks smoking hot with her classic red lipstick and effortless red hair. Together with a simple black skater dress and our adorable peter pan collar, this outfit is understated and elegant. Shop our full collection of collars online.


This bright and colourful outfit features our oversized white brocade bow, as seen on the fashion blog, Fashion Blah. Teamed with a geometric shirt and purple midi skirt, this outfit is bursting with drama.


This is simplicity at its finest; the classic white shirt. Our Ladbroke Shirt or Colville Shirt are perfect for wearing with jeans and and messy hair bun, and here blogger Style Nylon wears our Ladbroke so effortlessly.


A refreshing take on everyday workwear; Sarah from She Was A Daytripper Blog shows us how a feature piece such as our paisley bib necklace can transform a simple knit top in an instant. The perfect way to add a little ‘je ne sais quoi‘ to your daily wardrobe.

A massive thank you to all the bloggers who have featured Dawson D Rose so far. And keep checking in on our blog for more blogger outfits.

DDR Team x

How to Wear Paisley: Laura from Smile at Style

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Does anyone remember when paisley made a comeback? We certainly do. Fashion genius Jil Sander took to the runway with her leggy models back in SS12 and revived the traditional granddad print with vibrant colours and clean styling. But no matter how fashion-forward you are, paisley still isn’t the easiest print to style. That’s why we need influencers such as Laura Heitzman from Smile at Style to show us how…

We love how fashion blogger Laura has styled our Oversized Green Paisley Bow. In her recent post, she shows us how to style paisley with an everyday outfit.

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We love the contrasting colours; the deep olive green of our paisley bow against Laura’s lush maroon coat. With her fresh daytime makeup, we think she looks simply gorgeous!

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Teamed with over the knee boots, this look is complete. If you’re looking for a creative way of jazzing up a plain daytime look, be sure to check out our ready-to-wear bow collection. We also offer Laura’s olive paisley bow in a navy colour and we also have a pretty pointed collar featuring another paisley print.

Thanks Laura for showing us how to style paisley print in these fabulous images. You can see more over on her blog, Smile at Style. x


Interview: Model & Blogger Sabrina Carder

Every so often we have a girl crush here at DDR. And this week, we’re crushing on the talented, beautiful and eccentric Sabrina Carder. Sabrina did an amazing job modelling our AW14/SS15 pieces (you can see her rocking DDR over on the Dawson D Rose lookbook) but we wanted to find out more about the real girl behind the camera and The Young Eccentric blog.

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We took to our pen and paper and quizzed this creative young model about life, fashion, and all the things in between. Read on to see our interview with The Young Eccentric’s Sabrina Carder and discover a unique insight into the life of a girl who refers to her personality and fashion sense as “completely batty”. And that’s why we love you, Sabrina.

Q1) What inspired you to start blogging?

Ever since I started to dress myself I have always walked out of my room and been greeted with “Sabrina what ARE you wearing!?” from friends and family. So when it got to my late teens two years ago and was still being asked that question I started my blog to see if I really did dress like a weird kid or if there were people out there who shared my style.

Q2) How did you come up with the name ‘Young Eccentric’?

I have absolutely no idea – it was a moment of genius. I give my very dyslexic, muddled brain a pat every time someone says they love the name! I think one of the main inspirations behind it was probably my nan who was an absolute legend, full of fun and made everything an adventure. She always encouraged me to be myself and we both shared a quirky outlook on life so I guess I liked the idea of thinking I was a young version of her. To people who know me they say that The Young Eccentric ‘is so you!’ as it does perfectly describe my personality and style. AKA completely batty.

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Q3) You’ve also got a passion for photography? Tell us about that?

My main creative outlet throughout my teens was creating art using photography and film. I loved thinking of concepts and bringing them to life through images. I have always found it fun and exciting! Whilst studying my degree in Film & Television Production I missed the creative freedom that I used to have creating my own work. Starting my blog enabled me to fully express myself again and also in a much more personal way as my blog is mainly about my personal style. I like to photograph my outfits in a way that reflects the style; I recently got an uber 90s graphic tee which I am planning to shoot on a bed of Pokemon cards I recently found in a box (I am so excited!).

Q4) How does being a model influence your blogging?

Haha, only in the past 4 months have I really been able to say ‘yes, I’m a model’ and not cringe to myself.  I think it’s because becoming a model wasn’t something I went looking for. I just started my blog and then somehow started getting jobs from brands. For me being a model means that I am the canvas that all creative outlets create their art piece on and I love that! The best part about being a model is meeting the people who designed the clothes so I get to fully understand the inspirations and creative thoughts behind what the designer is trying to achieve. Through experiencing it all I feel it helps my blogging because it makes it a lot more personal, rather than trying to write a post on a brand where I have just had a few images emailed to me.

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Q5) What’s so powerful about blogging? What can blogs do that magazines can’t?

I think everyone is becoming more aware of how blogging is overpowering magazines. I think firstly it’s the immediacy of a blog that helps, people can source the same information faster and for free by going on a blog rather than waiting a few weeks to buy a magazine. But mostly I think it’s because blogs are created by real people who the readers can relate to and interact with, therefore creating personal relationships. Being a fashion blogger I think it’s very important that girls see the latest trends on a normal person and not some 5’10 airbrushed super model. Blogging is closing the gap between the idea of fashion being about the glossy mag and helping to bring back a more realistic image, giving power to girls like (5”4 often sans make up) me.

Q6) Where do you find you fashion inspiration?

I love Tumblr – it’s the perfect place to find and store all my inspirations. I love anything that makes me feel nostalgic which often means a lot of the time I look like a 90s reject. I own a large variety of 90s clothing from a Bart Simpson jumper to buffalo boots – I’m still just a 90s kid at heart! But you never know with me, my versatile style means you never quite know what I’m going to turn up in or from what era. I also love looking like a grunge grandma as I kept all my nan’s clothes which I love to style into looks (I also have a very large tea cup collection).

Q7) Give us your top blogger style tips…

Style for me is an extension of my personality and a way in which I express myself. It’s taken me 21 years and 2 years of blogging to drown out anyone trying to tell me what my style should be and to have the confidence to wear what makes me feel happy. My style tip for anyone, especially girls is to be yourself and dress how YOU want to. It may not be easy now but in the long run you will be so much more self-confident and happy, and people will give you so much more respect for being yourself rather than following the crowd.

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Thanks to the wonderful Sabrina for answering our interview questions. And to finish off our #bowtieweek here at Dawson S Rose, we’ve finished off the interview with an image of Sabrina in our fabulous Diamond Shaped Bow Tie.

Shop all bow ties and collars here or follow us on instagram to see our Bow Tie Week #OOTD posts for style inspiration!