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Boutique Fashion

24/01/2019
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Say It With a Slogan from Maison Labiche

Parisian label, Maison Labiche was founded in 2010 by designers Jenny Richard and  Jean-Baptiste Richard. Maison Labiche now has a cult following for its super-chic embroidered tees, shirts, sweaters and separates. With its whimsical French style and fun logos, Maison Labiche is worn by fashion lovers around the world and has become a wardrobe staple for many. Always a popular brand at Stanwells for the last few years, Maison Labiche is loved for its simplistic, Parisian fun style. New slogans on the classic tees for spring ’19 that are sure to be a hit are are ‘ The Boss’ and... Read More

10/12/2018
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Royal Seal of Approval for Smythe

The ever stylish wardrobe of Megan, Duchess of Sussex has grown to be a big influence on the fashions we are wearing today… One of her favourite brands, Smythe features regularly in her on and off duty wardrobe. The Canadian brand’s military inspired Pagoda coat from their fall ’18 collection was one of Megan’s choices for an official engagement earlier this year. Styled in taupe wool with stand-out etched buttons, peaked lapels and padded, extended shoulders creating a chic, sharp look. The Smythe Pagoda coat is semi fitted and can be worn with jeans... Read More

05/11/2018
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Madeleine Thompson’s Perfect Weekend Escape

We’re all dreaming of an Autumn escape now that the seasons have changed, whether it’s a beach break or a winter hideaway. Here at Stanwells we love hearing from our designers and the lovely Madeleine Thompson was kind enough to share her dream weekend away with us – get ready for some serious holiday inspiration!… My favourite long weekend away would be to go to Los Angeles in the autumn (right now!) The weather now is so amazing: sunny but cool in the evenings and is perfect for cashmere! I... Read More

19/10/2018
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Designer Spotlight: Hayley Menzies

Here at Stanwells we love finding exciting new brands that break away from the mould and that’s precisely why we love Hayley Menzies so much. Her collections are bursting with playful prints and bold colours, perfect for brightening up a dull winters day. To mark the arrival of the AW18 collection, we ventured up to Hayley’s beautiful Notting Hill bolthole to ask her a few questions about her life, work and inspirations. After meeting the whole team (including Hayley’s gorgeous cat, Mouse) we settled down on the cosy sofas adorned... Read More

11/10/2018
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Julia and Louise Take Paris: A Day in the Life of a Fashion Buyer

It’s that time again…Paris Fashion Week is upon us and the whirlwind trip that is a complement of extremes begins! There are no chic modes of transport for Louise and me when it comes to getting to fashion’s most glamorous of capitals; its good old budget airlines, restricted baggage and pre-wrapped sandwiches. Then the question of the luggage, so small no serious fashionista can transport her on trend wardrobe to compete with the cool girl style on the streets of Paris. We pack small, dress clever and keep the colours to a minimum... Read More

21/09/2018
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A Day in the Life of a Fashion Blogger

We’ve been lucky enough to speak to Amber Smith, author of the fabulous fashion & lifestyle blog Style and Shimmer this week to get a better understanding of what it’s really like to pursue a career as a blogger. From product release events to photography tips, Amber has let us in on her daily routine as well as her favourite AW18 trends that we will no doubt be seeing on her blog and Instagram soon! So without further ado, let’s hear what Amber had to say… No day is the same... Read More

03/09/2018
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When Stanwells met Smythe: The Interview

Smythe co-founders Andrea Lenczner (right) & Christie Smythe (left) For those of you who have been keeping up to date with our ‘new arrivals’ section, you’ll know that Canadian brand Smythe has returned to Stanwells with a bang for AW18, with power blazers and modern tailoring that you won’t find anywhere else. We’ve been lucky enough to chat with co-founders Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe to delve deeper into the world of sartorial elegance they have created…. Hi Andrea & Christie, thank you so much for taking the time to give... Read More

28/08/2018
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How to Wear: AW18 Trends

How to Wear: AW18 Trends Get ahead of the trends with the Stanwells guide to AW18 dressing; from bold prints to sumptuous textures and chunky footwear, we’re here to help you curate your coolest outfits yet. Why not try pairing casual trainers with a structured blazer for a modern take on daytime dressing or perhaps mix a bold print with tonal accents for a chic co-ordinated look. Here’s our round-up of the hottest trends for AW18 and how to wear them… Animal Print A timeless classic, animal prints feature heavily... Read More

07/08/2018
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SS18 Accessorising Tips

With temperatures soaring, this season’s fashion accessories are definitely hotting up. The perfect route to really making your SS18 outfits pop is to mix-match and keep things as fresh as that summer breeze with some all-encompassing, truly stylish and complementary accessories. Here at Stanwells, you’ll find just that. A stunning range of bags, scarves, sunglasses and jewellery that will refresh your wardrobe and have you turning heads from the beach to the bar. So declutter your drawers and get ready to soup up your suitcase with our SS18 accessorising tips!... Read More

16/04/2018
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Denim Edit: Find The Perfect Fit For You

Finding the perfect pair of women’s jeans to fit your shape can be a real struggle. But when you DO find it, the right denim is wonderfully flattering, forgiving and comfortable, and the perfect fit is out there waiting for you. Here we’ll help you find that perfect fit by matching your body type to the various jean styles and cuts available. Find the shape that most closely resembles your body below and see which styles are best suited to you: Your Perfect Jean: High Rise Slim/Cigarette You share a... Read More