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31/07/2017

In Small Packages: Why boutique shopping is best

Fashion is personal. The old adage that ‘bigger is better’ couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to fashion retail, and we should know. The gigantic department stores may have a higher volume and variety of products, but is that really conducive to a better shopping experience? We say not. We say boutique is best. Designer fashion deserves to be showcased properly, and this can’t be done as effectively when each piece is drowning in those around it. Experience has shown us that good things really do come... Read More

22/07/2017

Philosophy di Lorenzo Seraphini’s AW17 Collection

Throughout his AW’17 collection Lorenzo Seraphini tempers the nostalgic crinolines, lace and bows with sharp blazers and masculine high waist pants. Black shearing jackets edged with white and fit and flare skirts hark back to 50’s Elizabeth Taylor glamour; whilst a nod to 70’s and 80′ styling, in the shape of the lace maxi dresses and high neck blouses,the collections mood is feminine and sophisticated with a touch of Jerry Hall’s glamour.

16/05/2017

Helen Kaminski Hats

Helen Kaminski founded her hat collection in 1983 after making a raffia hat to protect her children from the searing Australian sun. Soon her distinctive design was being coveted by small boutiques in Australia and within a year Vogue recognized these stylish summer hats a must have Summer wardrobe essential. Now a global brand,Helen Kaminski is stocked in the top stores and boutiques across the globe with the classic raffia hats and sun visors offering a factor 50 ultraviolet sun protection in some of the brims and peaks. The sought... Read More

22/03/2017

Emma J Shipleys Silk Scarves

                  Emma J Shipley is a graphic artist inspired by the irregular patterns and the unique beauty of the natural world; exploring surreal fantasy, imagination and evolution and transferring her designs on to beautiful silk scarves. The Sirens scarf collection is inspired by Ancient Greek myths and stories. The hand-drawn winged Siren waits among rocks; framed by animalistic palm trees, tropical bird life and mischievous monkeys among spotted shells and coral. In the Neptune design, a curious flamingo surveys an underwater scene full of... Read More

11/03/2017

Be Cool in 120% Lino

Be cool in 120% Lino’s stylish summer collection, holiday wear, Italian style… Designed and made in Italy, 120% Lino offering Italian style with the collection of stylish dresses, pants, shorts and tops making it the perfect resort wear. Summer 2017 offers great linen basics in white and cool blues along with fabulous collection of printed linen maxi and day dresses trimmed with macramé necklines. Delicate crochet edging adds a touch of glamour to easy to wear throw on holiday dresses with the collections fringed jackets adding a touch of colour for... Read More

08/03/2017

Duffy’s Spring Cashmere Collection

Indulge in Duffy New York’s luxurious spring cashmere collection in a delicious array of colours…   Duffy is the creation of Ed Duffy, founded in 2009 in New York the label is now eponymous for gorgeous cashmere knits for the cool, contemporary woman. Renowned for a clean understated look and the perfect partner to jeans Duffy knitwear this spring choose from cool greys, soft cream trimmed with vibrant green stripes, pastel pink and blue shot sleeved cashmere tees and de luxe cashmere sweatshirt style sweaters with cut away fronts in... Read More

01/03/2017

Riviera Style With M Missoni

M Missoni is a line dedicated to a young and sophisticated woman who likes to wear the Missoni style. The collection provides women with a total look and it is easily recognisable thanks to its distinct style and uniqueness. Casual, cool and chic, wear ability and versatility, and the distinctive style made famous for more than 50 years by its parent line Missoni. M Missoni’s signature style, vivid colour palette, pattern and print have become synonymous with the stylishly dressed woman of today. The collection is known for its signature... Read More

10/02/2017

A Chic Statement In Italian Style

New arrivals from Philosophy di Lorenzo Seraphini, a chic statement in Italian style… Founded in 1984 by Alberta Ferretti under the Aeffe group, Philosophy stands out in the prêt a porter collections as a synonym of elegance. Femininity, lightness, and sensuality are the stylistic traits of Philosophy, that in October 2014, celebrated a new era with the appointment of Lorenzo Serafini as Creative Director. The first collection of Philosophy designed by Lorenzo Serafini debuted during Milan Fashion Week in February of 2015 .Lorenzo Serafini became Creative Director of Philosophy after... Read More