Monthly Archives: November 2010

Upper 5th / Village Green Launch

For those of you who haven’t heard, The Village Green store has finally arrived in Covent Garden, complete with an Upper 5th wall. A few days ago the lovely people working there invited us to the Launch Party, unfortnately I can’t go (exam), but you can!!

The launch is this Wednesday, 24th November, from 6-9pm. You can expect DIY cinema, popcorn, cider and merriment, as well as 20% off all night. Now who said Wednesday’s were boring?


Snoozer Loser

If the SS11 shows said anything, it was “Farewell to florals”. Now this was pretty exciting news since floral prints had been boring me for a while. Needless to say quirky and innovative prints are starting to pop up everywhere, and I’m having fun finding them.

Recently I came across Snoozer Loser, a New York based art collective made up of visual artists and musicians. Amongst other things, they make gorgeous garments, with fun but not overdone prints, perfect to add a dash of interesting to your winter wardrobe.

Here are a few of About your Dress’ favourites:

Designers Remix Collection

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before how much I love the pioneering brands emerging from Europe over the last few years, which is why you shouldn’t be surprised when I say that another Danish brand has caught my attention, Designers Remix Collection. The designer behind the brand, Charlotte Eskildsen, says that is it a “high-end line of clothing designed to be as unpredictable as the women who wear them. In a style that’s sexy, edgy and slightly askew,” and this is exactly what you get.

Black is a prominent colour throughout the collection, but it certainly isn’t bland in fact everything is amazing, especially the materials and cuts. With most of Designers Remix’s current collection, the devil is in the detail, organza pleats, feathers, zips, ruffles and giant shoulders, are just some of the elements that make the designs unique. These are the sort of dresses that turn every head when you walk into a room, yet you’re never in danger of crossing the OTT line.

As well as dresses, the collection features skin tight leather trousers, a gorgeous collection of knits and several statement coats. If you were looking to stay on trend and warm this season, then you’ll probably want to snap up the entire Designers Remix Collection.

Here are a few of About your Dress’ favourites:

Vintage Furniture Flea

So everybody loves a vintage fashion fair, so how about a Vintage Furniture Flea? Yup, the first ever flea is being held this Sunday 21st November in Bethnal Green’s York Hall, opening from 11:30am – 4:30pm. The mixture of products, sellers and prices will set this event apart from your average vintage fair, as there will be everyone there from first time sellers to established traders, selling furniture and homewares from the late 40’s to late 70’s. With everything from rummage bins to branded furniture, and of course tea, cake and live music, there really will be something for everybody.

Long Boots

Now although they have been back in fashion for some time, long boots have never really captured my heart. This is partly due to my muscular calves, which don’t leave me with many styles to choose from, and partly down to the Pretty Woman connotation that I can never seem to forget.

However, about a month ago, after seeing them looking gorgeous on customers at work, I tried on Acne’s Knee Length Pistol Boot. They fitted like a glove, looked absolutely gorgeous and I fell in love.

Since then have I started looking around at more styles that are on offer this season, and was pleasantly surprised with what I found. Now although I could only dream of wearing most of these, due to my calf dilemma, but I just had to share them!

Firstly, of course, the Acne Pistol Boot, which I still do not own:

These beauties from Billi Bi, I have the ankle version and I love them:

Next, the most practical, Folk’s Antoine boot:

The warm, on-trend pair, from ASOS:

Swedish Hasbeens Knee-high clog boot looks pretty tasty on too:

Topshop’s gorgeous Panther Boot:

And finally, for that true British weather, Hunter’s Regent:

Seven Dials 20% Off Shopping Evening

For most people, Christmas Shopping is a chore, especially in London, especially in December. So the lovely people in Covent Garden’s Seven Dials are throwing another fab event to help you out, a 20% off shopping evening on Thursday 25th November.

As well as this generous discount on a whole range of clothing, shoes, make-up, gadgets and gifts, many of the stores will also be giving you instore entertainment and special treats. Also, you don’t have to worry if all of the shopping is wearing you out either, as many of the eateries are offering you a discount too.

To top it off, as well as amazing discounts, special treats and entertainment, all in the beautiful (and very christmassy) Covent Garden, Seven Dials staff will also be on the prowl, giving out goodie bags to some lucky shoppers. Just don’t forget to register here first…

Drawing Fashion

When it comes to art, I’ve always been most fond of photographs, however a good drawing can also catch my attention, especially a good fashion illustration. Therefore, I cannot wait to attend Drawing Fashion, an exhibition at the Design Museum, which will feature original illustrations from the collections of Chanel, Dior, Comme des Garçons and Poiret as well as Viktor & Rolf, Lacroix and McQueen.

Alongside these spectacular images will be film-clips, news reels, music and photography, giving you the whole story, and enhancing the illustrations. Also, there will be three events, starting with the Drawing Fashion Debate tonight, Manolo Blahnik in Conversation with Colin McDowell, which has already sold out, and Stephen Jones in Conversation with Colin McDowell on Wednesday 26th January.

Drawing Fashion is open from 3rd November 2010 until 6th March 2011. Tickets to talks and events cost £15 or £7.50 if you are a member.