Archive for March, 2011

The Vintage Angel

Every fashionista out there should be well prepared with the latest accessory brand, and here at Tellusfashion, we make it our aim to tell the world of our new discoveries, the latest being Vintage Angel.

 

Vintage Angel is an online fashion brand which often features one-off designs and high quality replicates of impressive pieces. The website launched in December 2010 and has already seen instant success, thanks to its high quality products. The brand specialises in vintage fashion, jewellery and art, often picked up from auctions and antique fairs.

 

The founders have over twenty years experience in the world of antiques, and also a degree in the arts; they certainly know what they are talking about.

 

Jewellery styles are range from the grand, elegant period of 1800’s, to the retro pieces of the 1970’s. The collection uses many semi precious stones which cannot be found on the high-street. Prices are varied depending on the item, and there is no doubt some excellent bargains which are just waiting to be discovered here.

 

Vintage cocktail dresses adorned with sequin and gems, made from delicate fabrics make up the fashion part of the website. Again, all the items are one-offs and get snapped up pretty quickly.

 

What makes this brand so special is its ability to combine vintage and contemporary styles so effortlessly, in a way that fits. The whole site is filled with glitz and glamour, and definitely should be checked out.

 

Set your own individual style with thevintageangel.co.uk, and ensure no-one is able to steal your style.


Who Are The Kooples?

You have probably seen the advertisements floating around on buses and displayed high up on bill boards. And you have probably wondered; just who exactly are The Kooples? And what do they do?

 

Well, now Tellusfashion spill the beans on this fashion brand.

 

The Kooples are a French brand made founded by three sons of the Comptoir des Cotonniers womenswear chain. They have been going strong in Paris for over two years now, and have recently made the leap to London. They signature designs are military-style, androgynous pieces, such as smart skinny trousers and pointy shoes, suitable for both males and females. In other words, a brand which makes his ‘n’ her styles suitable for, well, couples.

 

The advertising campaign has been a huge success, using real life couples to show off the designs.

 

Branches have already opened in London, Birmingham and Manchester, and there are sure to be more coming soon. Don’t miss out on discovering The Kooples!Images courtesy of telegraph.co.uk


Fashion taken to new creative levels

It seems that nowadays, the fashion lookbook is heading for a new and more creative direction. Brands are seeking for new ways of communicating the essence of their collections through fashion filmography and TellusFashion are embracing it fully. It’s creating a new outlook on fashion communications and is a much more intriguing and inspirational way to enhance the collection.

Below are two of my favourite fashion films so far…

Marc Jacobs – SS11. A Film by Kalvin Lazarte. This one is so lovely and light-hearted. It really captures the essence of the collection.

 

Gareth Pugh Pitti – AW’11. A film by Ruth Hogben. This is stunning.

 

Heather

 

Sources: www.youtube.com

www.vimeo.com


Quench your fashion thirst…

Karl Lagerfeld, best known for being creative director at three of the biggest fashion houses in fashion: Chanel, Fendi and his own label has made diet coke the new must have accessory.

The design is quintessentially directed towards us lovely ladies, with stars,dots and stripes on the pink and white bottles (seen below). However, we wont be able to get our hands on this new accessory until at least June. This is the second ‘collection’ Lagerfeld has designed for the limited edition bottle of diet coke and his predecessors included Marni and Roberto Cavalli.

Who would have thought fizzy juice could be so stylish?! Great idea don’t you think? TellusFashion are also loving the little Lagerfeld on the side too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heather

 

images courtesy of www.flickr.com


Street Style London – Menswear

 


Ziggy Stardust-inspired

Balmain AW11

You know you can instantly tell that it’s a Balmain model walking down the catwalk. Still trying to decide if that’s a good thing but nevertheless Christophe Decarnin has a signature style. It’s a shame he didn’t show up at the end. He was resting after being treated for an unconfirmed illness. Besides that drama, the show must go on. His collection stayed away from last seasons punk and was very much Glam Rock. Instead of last seasons soundtrack of Sid Vicious’s “My Way”, it was David Bowie’s “Lady Grinning Soul” off Aladdin Sane. Ziggy Stardust was clearly the inspiration behind the collection. The crystal-encrusted, all-in-one jumpsuits, the metallic leather peacked-lapel blazer in ice blue and electric yellow and the technicolour, wet-look leggins all screamed Mr Stardust. Is there anything I would consider wearing? Probably not but I think that’s the Balmain appeal. No doubt the metallic leather blazers will fly out the shops and make a big profit.

Balmain Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Balmain Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Balmain Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

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Images courtesy of Style.com

Inspiration

Ziggy Stardust

New York Dolls

Jobriath – he was the American version of Ziggy Stardust. Americans didn’t like him very much and thought he was weird so he flopped.

Adam Ant


In an English country garden

It’s official – florals are big news for SS11. From teeny tiny intertwined flower prints to bold punchy sunflower brights, choose your bloom at will, with this ultra feminine trend.

Some of the best floral looks were seen on the catwalk at ladylike supreme-o Erdem. Presenting a collection packed with florals and lace, the designer sent his models down the runway in silk and sheer panelled pieces with appliquéd flowers on a white background. Jil Sander offered another approach with a more contemporary twist. Her girls walked in trademark maxi skirts and dresses, with large, graphic, vivid flower prints as the order of the day.

As florals are always a strong look for summer, the high street is as colourful and full of flower power as any good English country garden tea party. We especially love the collection from Matalan, who have a great offering that really hits the nail on the head. From pretty as a picture soft pastel prints, to Jil Sander-esque jewel tone brights, these pieces are ideal for a sunny summer day.

Our favourite is the 70s inspired jumpsuit with ruffled neckline – wear with wedges to elongate legs and channel festive chic.

Pair the softer pastels with classic basics, or for real style points wear floral on floral – mismatched prints are big for summer, and Matalan’s great collection will elevate your style with ease.

Wear florals on florals for maximum impact (Photo by Matalan)

70s style jumpsuit (Photo by Matalan)

Florals at Matalan (Photo by Matalan)