Monthly Archives: July 2011

Stolen Girlfriends Club: One Night at the Museum


Don’t you just love it when two things you love come together? This time it’s fashion and a talented photographer, Stolen Girlfriends Club new collection and Derek Henderson to be exact.  The tailoring is defined and the prints are gorgeous, but what really stands out this season is their playfulness with patterns and the contrast of colours from piece to piece. The collection was shot one night at the Auckland Museum, with Henderson using the natural darkness to create exceptional fashion photography and showcase the designs perfectly.





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Motifs of Joy


New brand Motifs of Joy encapsulate the eccentric British style through a selection of headwear for the “experimental fashionista”. Their range of hats,turbans, scarves and bespoke pieces, featuring old style prints mixed with forward thinking designs will leave you standing out from the crowd in the best way possible.

Here are a few of About your Dress’ favourites:

Brighton Pod


Brighton Pod
pride themselves on promoting original design, and whilst their main focus is on homewear, they  also have some gorgeous jewellery. Featuring a range of upcoming designers such as Maggie Angus, Hoolala and Dragana Perisic, Brighton Pod showcase unique designs from the next big things. With pieces including vintage charms, sculptured silver and bright plastic, there are styles to suit every taste and budget.

Here are a few of About your Dress’ favourites:

Liberty X Barbour


Again, apologies for the lack of posting, things are just go go go at the moment. With two weeks off between jobs I thought I’d get lots of these half finished posts up, but alas, I’m now frantically looking for somewhere to live and trying to pack up my ridiculous amount of belongings. Oh, and I put a few bits on eBay. So…

As far as wardrobe staples go, I’ll let you into a secret, I’m not very loyal. There are only a few things I own which are more than a few seasons old, and my sartorial choices are often trend led rather than classics, although I intend to embrace them when I’m older. However, there is one piece that saves my outfit on a regular basis, my Barbour.

Lightweight, waterproof and on trend, it is the perfect coat for a British summer, and yes, a classic. However, the mecca of giving classics a girly twist, Liberty, have gone and done it again. With pretty floral prints lining the Beadnell and Sapper it will actually be possible to look summery and dry at the same time without reducing yourself to wearing plastic. In the name of research (and err, because I’m buying one) I tried a few on, and fell in love with British heritage all over again. Just make sure you turn up the sleeves for that extra touch!