Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Native Youth - Pre Fall Collection

We all love the new drop from Native Youth. Designed in the UK this ultra cool brand also happens to be very purse friendly. The pre collection has a soft pallate of inky blue, blush pink, white and grey.  the wide leg grey trousers look good with a crisp linen shirt  /t-shirt. Perfect for early summer. From £30.00

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Cricket Whites

Lee Miller

Each quarter I spend time planning the forthcoming season. Its the nice part of the job. Usually its a complete fantasy list / theme which is usually put on moodboards and can then differ wildly from what I actually buy. One theme that I always come back to is that old school time in the English summer when its warm, lazy and hazy. Afternoon tea, cricket, rambling mansions, beautiful rose strewn gardens, large entrance halls smelling of polish and freshly cut flowers, flowing tea dresses, wide leg trousers, neat knitwear, faded chintz, and crumpled linen. Below was the inspiration including bizarrely Posh Spice who seemed to fit the bill when she appeared in the August edition of Vogue.

1930`s Ladies Cricket Team

The East by East West Knitted Cotton & Linen Top

Madge Feed Her Chucks for Vogue

Nicole Kidman on the set of Australia

Flowers from Scarlet & Violet

Edward Steichen  - Lee Miller is sitting in the middle

Keira Knightley in Atonement 

East by East West Linen Shirt and Trousers

Just in Case Cotton Skirt

Victoria Beckham in British Vogue

120% Lino Italy 

120% Lino Tea Dress in Red Rose Floral Linen


Niu Tea Dress

Thursday, 18 May 2017

East by East West SS17

A cool pallete of white, light grey, ecru and inky blue is the backbone of the SS17 collection from East by East West. Oversized frills, high waisted linen trousers, wide fit striped shirts and easy pj style trousers are some of the hits. Beautifully constructed this collection is clean, sophisticated and elegant. You can buy East by East West on-line Starburst Boutique

East by East West in available in two sizes a 1 and a 2. The 1 is a small  / medium and the 2 is a medium/large.  East by East West was founded by Korean born designer Sunu Lee who studied at the London College of Fashion and fuses two different cultures and styles into a  modern and unique womenswear line  which is renowned for its clever cutting, flattering fits and use of high quality fabrics

What I particularly liked about this collection where the high waisted, wide legged culotte style trousers in a really thick heavyweight linen ( above). Part field working labourer circa 
1890 / part 1930`s starlet on vacation. I love the shot of below of two wealthy ladies holidaying in Deauville in the 1930`s

In-store the new collection fitted in very nicely. As you can see in these pictures

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Pazuki SS17

More print and colour from the queen of prints Pookie. Lots of new shapes where added for this season including oversized shirts in printed cotton and simple crepe shift dresses.