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“Blink” Retail: Feeling Cape-able

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

If you buy one thing to update your autumn wardrobe, make it a cape. I’m planning one in to my LFW look. There’s so many great ones to choose from, and something for every budget too, from mega statement capes and those that are just a nod to capeness.

Here’s some of our favourites spotted out and about in London over the past couple of weeks…

Topshop

Topshop

Valentino

Valentino

Missoni

Missoni

Moschino

Moschino

Joseph

Joseph

Sonia Rykiel

Sonia Rykiel

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“Blink” Inspiration: Fashion Knitwear by Jenny Udale

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Fashion Knitwear by Jenny Udale

Fashion Knitwear by Jenny Udale

If you are a fashion fan, fashion student or a working designer, then this is a great resource for you. Not only is ‘Fashion Knitwear’ a beautiful book, filled with gorgeous imagery and design illustrations, it also an education in the art of knitting within the fashion world.

Designer, author and lecturer, Jenny Udale, profiles some of the most influential and innovative designers, giving us insight into their inspiration and approach to the knit elements of their collections. Without getting mired in technicalities, Udale gives us insight into the way the craft of knit is constantly developing, moving forward and being applied in new and exciting ways.

Leutton Postle featured in 'Fashion Knitwear' by Jenny Udale

Leutton Postle featured in ‘Fashion Knitwear’ by Jenny Udale

Missoni featured in 'Fashion Knitwear' by Jenny Udale

Missoni featured in ‘Fashion Knitwear’ by Jenny Udale

Sonia Rykiel featured in 'Fashion Knitwear' by Jenny Udale

Sonia Rykiel featured in ‘Fashion Knitwear’ by Jenny Udale

With design names that you’ll be familiar with as well as some newer or less known names, this is a really lovely celebration of a very specific discipline within the fashion world. You can find out more and even buy a copy right here. A great addition to my fashion library.

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“Blink” New Designers: Trager Delaney

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

It seems I may be a season or so in discovering this new London based womenswear label. But better late than never I suppose! After coming across Trager Delaney at London Fashion Week it seemed as if I suddenly kept spotting this label everywhere (a huge window display at Joseph, an article in Vogue, product in Matches). This pair have made quite an impact on the British fashion scene.

Dane, Kim Trager and Brit, Lowell Delaney met while studying fashion at St Martins. After interning at prestigious labels like Celine, Sonia Rykiel and Haider Ackermann they have brought together their respective experience and channeled it into this rather brilliant own label. Aside from the AW’13 collection just looking incredibly fresh, innovative and sophisticated, the pair have utilized some really exciting technical fabrics yet this doesn’t feel like a ‘function’ driven offer at all. If anything it’s ultra elegant in a really modern way. I do wish, however, that there wasn’t fur in the collection, but perhaps this is related to Trager’s Danish heritage. I wonder what the Brit retailers will make of that part of the collection?

Trager of Trager Delaney, with their house model at London Fashion Week

Trager of Trager Delaney, with their house model at London Fashion Week

We spent a brief moment talking with Kim Trager at London Fashion Week, while Lowell Delaney was busy showing buyers the collection. It seems the duo have a very clear plan for their brand which involves a slow and steady growth and a very conscious focus on selling through the very best boutiques (Joseph and Matches are not a bad start don’t you agree?).

I really look forward to seeing where this duo go next with their collection. If all of the attention they are currently enjoying is anything to go by, they have a very exciting future ahead of them.

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“Blink” Knitwear: Deep Pile

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Something we’ve been watching with great interest is the development of a key new key texture in knits. It’s all about deep pile, super furry knitwear right now.

I love the look of an angora rich or mohair-tastic jumper, but once I slip it on I just cannot stand the fluff everywhere, so this is a look I’ll be approaching with caution. If you are less sensitive than me, you have lots and lots of long haired looks to choose from. However, if you are prone to fluff induced sneezing, then the revival of  velvety soft, chenille style knits make a cozy alternative.

Here’s some of our favourites that we’ve spotted at retail in London over the past few weeks…

Chanel A/W '12

Chanel A/W '12

Fendi A/W '12

Fendi A/W '12

H&M A/W '12

H&M A/W '12

Mulberry A/W '12

Mulberry A/W '12

River Island A/W '12

River Island A/W '12

Sonia Rykiel A/W '12

Sonia Rykiel A/W '12

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“Blink” Accessories: Chic Studs, Beautiful Bags

Friday, May 4th, 2012

What is it about a beautiful handbag? Second only to high heels in the fashion porn stakes as far as we are concerned. Over the past week or so we’ve shot lots of brilliantly studded styles, and then noticed a few shots from LFW too. Its been a strong direction since Alexander Wang created those amazing studded bottom bags many moons ago, and we have seen this look continue on in many guises. Whether you want full on metal hardware or just a hint of a subtle stud, there are options out there to fulfill your every stud based desire!

Fendi

Fendi

Sonia Rykiel

Sonia Rykiel

Topshop

Topshop

Valentino

London Fashion Week

spotted at London Fashion Week

Pucci

Pucci

Valentino

Fendi

Fendi

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“Blink” Retail: White by Sonia Rykiel

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Spotted in the Sonia Rykiel window, I have decided this is the perfect going away outfit, so basically someone needs to propose to me immediately so that I have the excuse I need to buy this stunning lacy confection. It’s even more delicious when you consider that this particular window is usually filled with brightly coloured knitwear, as you’d expect from this brand.

Sonia Rykiel, Spring '12

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: Sunshine from Sonia Rykiel

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Yesterday was our first working day of the year and we braved the torrential rains and the gusting wind in order to start our retail research for the next set of reports. It was not the kind of weather that encourages you to think ‘Spring’ thoughts, so I was delighted when I came across the ray of sunshine that was the Sonia Rykiel store window display. Three looks in gorgeous daffodil yellow to inject some much needed Vitamin D into our system. An instant shot of Spring hope for you.

Sonia Rykiel, Spring '12

Sonia Rykiel, Spring '12

Sonia Rykiel, Spring '12

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: LBD’s, but the ‘B’ stands for bright!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Following on from yesterday’s homage to the classic ‘Little Black Dress’, today we swap the meaning of the ‘B’ and this time it stands for ‘Bright’! So, if a black dress is just a bit whatever for you, how about something with a bit more colour impact? Here are some of our favourite bold, bright looks spotted around London’s best retail addresses in the past week or so. Want to dress like a vast floral arrangement? No problem! An ice princess more your thing? We’ve got it covered. An 80’s body con attired popstrel? Look no further!

Sonia Rykiel

River Island

Miss Selfridge

Valentino

River Island

Lanvin

Topshop

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AW’11: New Season Coating

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

We’ve been collecting shots of great coats for the past month, but were distracted from sharing them with you due to all of the amazing LFW coverage we had to post. The high end stores of Mount Street, Bond Street, South Molton Street and Sloane Street have been spotlighting the most amazing outerwear, encouraging us to let go of all Indian Summer hopes and embrace the fact that Winter is coming, whether we like it or not.

This post focuses on all of the wonderfully shaggy shearling, textural and paneled looks we’ve been spotting. So whether you’re after a simple sheepskin number, or feeling for a variation on the traditional wool coat (well, actually its all wool of various sorts I suppose…), there are some really inspiring styles out there. Here are some of our favourite spots for you, and we may well have some other outerwear options to follow later in the week.

Alberta Ferretti

Browns

Dolce and Gabbana

Louis Vuitton

Reiss

Roberto Cavalli

Sonia Rykiel

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Accessories: Metallic

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Add a little sparkle into your life with these babies. Yes, its more from our Autumn ‘Accessories’ report today, and we have decided to feature metallic and metal trimmed looks. This is a really strong direction, and one that has been developing for some time. Starting with all of those studded bags and now diversified right through the whole accessories offer. Its ‘bling’, but in a very cool and sophisticated new way. From some very subtle, low sheen looks to full on, bold statement pieces. Whether its a small touch of sparkle, or a totally smothered twinkle-fest, there’s some fabulous options to appeal to the magpie in you.

More accessories tomorrow? Well, we do have about 400 shots in the Autumn report to choose from, so why not! If you’d like to see more from our brilliantly inspirational and informative reports, then why not have a click here. Enjoy!

Chanel

Miu Miu

Spitalfields, East London

Prada

Sonia Rykiel

Sergio Rossi

Valentino