Tag Archives: Double Denim

Fake London

It’s been quite obvious for some time now that a 90’s revival has been imminent, Take That, 90210 and double denim should have been warning enough! But, whilst some fashions should stay firmly in the past (Mel B’s Camo mini dress anyone?), others should be welcomed with open arms, like Fake London, the iconic 90’s brand who are back and better than ever.

After taking a break for a few years, Fake London have released a new collection but are sticking to their roots. I don’t want to sound like Nick Griffin but it’s all so British, and I love it, think union jacket prints and mod clothing mixed in with Jane Austen and Sherlock Holmes. Floaty dresses, skinny leggings, tweed capes and fur feature throughout, and the colour palette wouldn’t be out of place on a Norfolk farm, but this just makes it work even more. So if you want to embrace something good from the 90’s put down the N Sync CD and head down to Harvey Nichols where Fake London is now on sale.

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I R O

When it comes to chic dressing, it’s easy to argue that the French do it best, focusing heavily on flattering silhouettes and colours. So, when it comes to nailing two of this seasons biggest (and easiest to get so wrong) trends, utility and double denim, French brand I R O have the perfect collection.

Mixing skinny jeans with baggy denim shirts and tight crop tops, and combining holey khaki tee’s with soft cream shirts are just a few of the looks they have put together from stunning individual garments. Of course, there are also some fun dresses paired with amazing heels. I R O are currently being stocked in the UK in Harvey Nicks, Selfridges and ASOS, as well as a range of boutiques. Even if, like me, you are a student who can only currently dream of affording such gorgeous clothes, I would still check out their website for outfit inspiration!

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Swatch Colour Codes

It’s not that often that About your Dress gets excited about watches, as I generally rely on my trusty Storm watch, or my phone. However, upon seeing Swatch’s new Colour Codes collections I have come over all nostalgic and want nothing more than to add a pop of colour to my summer outfits in the form of those faithful plastic straps.

Obviously there has been a 2010 update and they now fall into three categories, Shiny (perfect for the beach or with double denim), Matt (perfect for rocking with the utility trend) and Artist (perfect for when you’re letting out your creative side). Along side their watches, Swatch have also bought out a range of pretty jewellery, called Colour Codes Bijoux, to compliment the watches. So whether you want your watch to be your key piece, or to compliment your outfit, it really is an easy look to pull off!

Virginie Castaway

French born designer Virginie Neumann spent years in fashion school and working as a buying chief manager before deciding to move to Australia, where Virginie Castaway was born. In 2006 she flew back to France to start up her own company around the label, which has been going from strength to strength ever since.

The Spring Summer 10 collection for Virginie Castaway features several new trends including utility and double denim, as well as some summer classics like nautical and florals. Along side these there are a few gorgeous coats and jackets that a perfect for the unpredictable British springtime and stylish basics that will last you well into next season even after many wears.

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