Category Archives: Label

GALA Curios


GALA Curios is the name of the gorgeous jewellery created by Sydney based designer Jasmine O’Loughlin. The idea behind each collection comes from a theme inspired by nature, curiosities and the human connection to memories and objects. By combining her talent with unique ideas, the outcome of Jasmine’s designs are like nothing I have come across before, from log rings to hand holding bracelets to my old favourite, bows. These beauties fall in the “investment” catergory for me, but they are definitely worth it if you want a piece that will start a conversation no matter the outfit.


Fourth & Main Journal


It’s a rarity (a first maybe?) but yes I’m writing about a menswear brand, I’m suprised I don’t do it more often considering I love whats happening in mens fashion at the moment. The clothing and contemporary lifestyle brand, Fourth & Main, make exquisite classic but versatile pieces, with hints of English and East Coast preppiness. However, I’m not actually going to write about their clothing now, but instead their journal.

I came across the Fourth & Main journal at work (incase you’ve ever wondered what my day job is *you probably haven’t* it sometimes involves coming up with ideas for branded content) and whilst I’ve seen lots of papers and magazines for fashion brands, this one just seemed to take it a step further, and not only because it looks more like a book than a Sunday rag insert.

The 125 page journal focuses on emerging talent in art, film, music, photography and journalism, creating compelling stories that you want to read rather than just dedicating it to pictures of their clothes, which have their own little section, The Collection. Although saying that, from what I’ve seen, the photography is pretty spectacular. Now I just need to get my hands on a paper copy!




The Ragged Priest

I usually try and give a whole lot of info on the brands I post about, but that’s proving a little difficult with The Ragged Priest, so I’ll tell you what I know.

a) I’ve been stalking their reworked vintage pieces on eBay for agesss

b) I just found out they had a website too, and they’re stocked at Topshop

c) There is no way to describe their knitwear other than absolutely BEAUTIFUL

d) I’m pretty sure they’re from Essex

e) Their blog is pretty good too

Hmmm, five facts, that wasn’t too bad. Here are some of the lookbook pics I’ve been lusting over…

Storm Press Breakfast

Ok ok, another late one. A few weeks ago now the lovely girls at Chase PR held a fab breakfast for Storm watches. However, whilst the watches were as gorgeous as always, no new news there, it was the bags which really caught my eye. Huge oversized clutches in luxury leathers, big enough to fit everything you need in, carry around at work all day then take for drinks in the evening. There is some serious bag love going on here, they both might have just made it to the top of my Christmas list!





SGC N-Y-C Fall 2011

Ooops sorry, I forgot to post this when I first got it, another quick one as I’m off for a much needed drink. Just check out this video from SGC N-Y-C. If you’re eager to work the texture trend, partial to a bit of leather and have a panache for looking a little grungy then you might want to hide your credit card.

Storm Rose Gold Watches

[Insert standard bad blogger apology] I promise I’ll start posting more often soon, I just need to pick up some momentum, as for this post I have the time it takes to eat half a bowl of cous cous and an apple to write it (basically it might be a little short).

So, whilst sifting through my emails (seriously, fashion week is the fashion spammers dream) I came across something from Chase PR about Storm watches, which caught my eye. The main reason being that I have been a fan of Storm for a while, stylish, hardwearing and they tell you the time, what more do you need from a watch? The other reason being that, they are a girly twist on a masculine piece, more precisely traditional Storm watches but with Rose Gold. Adding a feminine touch to the chunkier styles makes them perfect to wear with the androgynous trend that’s planning to stick around.

Regal Rose


On Friday I had another I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO WEAR moment, which was recused by my amazing accessories chest. Don’t underestimate what two belts, a scarf made into a bow and a roll of the sleeves can do to an old dress!

Recently, my accessories box was topped up by Regal Rose, a fab brand I first came across on Etsy. Whilst I love their jewellery (the double cross ring was the start of my order), their outfit changing accessories really set them apart. With my current navajo obsession I had to get the feather shoulder clips, perfect for updating some of my barely worn summer pieces.

With a selection of gorgeous arm and ear cuffs, to make a change from earrings and bracelets, and unique pieces including hand and body harnesses, I will definitely be investing in more pieces soon.






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.





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:

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!