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“Blink” Colour: Brights

Monday, April 16th, 2012

We’re launching into a few days of looking at what’s going on with colour on the high street this month. Kicking off with brights, as it’s a Monday morning and you might need livening up a little! We’re loving the  growth and continuing importance of bold, optimistic and eye popping bright shades, in plain solids as well as some really innovative pattern.

Harrods

H&M

Liberty

Maje

Mary Katrantzou

Matches

River Island

Whistles

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Blink Discoveries: Virginie Castaway, Paris

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Its been about six months since I was last exploring Paris. It really felt a little too long and I was so excited to be going back. The room at my favourite hotel, Mama Shelter, was booked and I scored a deal on Eurostar. All was looking sweet until I went to get more euros and realized the exchange rate would make Paris as expensive as Tokyo. Where did I leave my thermos flask and Tupperware lunch box…?

The good thing about my extended absence was that I really noticed a change when wondering around my favourite retail haunts. There is a buoyancy, an energy and a wonderful creativity that is lacking a little in other fashion centres. As we dipped in and out of the intertwining streets of Le Marais, we came across a new store on rue Debelleyme, with an intriguing new name- Virginie Castaway.

Virginie’s Paris based business was born in 2006, after she spent some time in Australia soaking up the sunshine and beach-life. The collection is really lovely, sitting alongside Etoile Isabel Marant and Athe Vanessa Bruno, with a dash of Maje perhaps, in both an aesthetic and price sense. There’s a sporty, sexy feel with a touch of vintage detailing- something that innovative French brands are delivering brilliantly right now. It seems to be the new Parisian handwriting, and its really pretty irrésistible!

We found this video of the AW’10 collection online, and also swiped some shots from the Virginie Castaway website- which does have an online shop. There’s a cool Virginie Castaway blog for keeping up to date with brand news too.

in the Marais store

Virginie Castaway SS'11 collection, from the Virginie Castaway website

Virginie Castaway SS'11 collection, from the Virginie Castaway website

Details- In Tiers

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Hopefully tears of joy for these delightful tiers, frills and ruffles. Volume is taking a new turn and we love it when its zoned through considered positioning of ruffles and frills. This adds a new dimension to silhouette in a really exciting way. Build up layers of texture. Play with sheers and lace mixed in with other materials.

Some of these styles have the look of being created on the stand by a pin wielding designer who has spent hours contemplating a toile. If only there was time to work like that!

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Maje

Maje

On/ Off exhibition, London Fashion Week

On/ Off exhibition, London Fashion Week

Sonia Rykiel

Sonia Rykiel

SHOWstudio exhibition, Somerset House

SHOWstudio exhibition, Somerset House

Browns, South Molton Street

Browns, South Molton Street

Graeme Armour at London Fashion Week

Graeme Armour at London Fashion Week

SHOWstudio exhibition, Somerset House

SHOWstudio exhibition, Somerset House