If you’re reading this blog then you’re obviously a super-stylish fashionista, and unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 2 weeks it can’t have escaped your knowledge that we are entering the third of the four most fashionable weeks in the fashion world calendar. New York and London have been and gone and now Gucci opened Milan today with a deliciously dark show that paid tribute to its twenties origins. With sequins, flapper style dresses, drop waists, fringing and art deco motifs, it’s just a matter of time before this new trend goes viral in celeb land! (In fact a reliable source told me that French Connection showcased a fabulous flapper dress at Bristol Fashion Week only last night!)
Fancy yourself as a bit of a trendsetter? Then get ahead of the fashion game and head on over to Tellusfashion for a unique way to wear the hottest trends, safe in the knowledge that you won’t meet 3 other people on the same night wearing the carbon copy of your outfit! For some fabulous fringing check out this White Fringe Dress or Camel Coloured Halter Neck Maxi Dress. For a knockout mini then try this vintage style Faded Rose Dress. All designed by Ekaterina Kukhareva who puts emphasis on using fringing and beading in her designs-perfect for the 1920s look!
What do you think of this forthcoming trend? Will you be vamping it up in the vintage look? Tellus…
Seems all the A-list our holding their own private peep shows this week with cut out dresses being the pick of the crop for coveting their fabulous figures. Beyonce wasn’t going to let a little thing like pregnancy get in the way of her style credentials as she appeared at the opening of the Tony Burch Madison Avenue Flagship store. Pairing both leather and cut-out detail in her edgy dress, she was at risk of looking that little bit too risqué but she kept it classy with the long length of the frock. Kim Kardashian appeared at New York Fashion week watching her half sister Kendall’s catwalk debut in her striking silver number and Rochelle Wiseman flew the flag for the Brit girls showing off her impressive cleavage in her Celeb Boutique dress.
Want to get your own cut-out couture? Then head on over to Tellusfashion and check out this Baby Cut-Out dress. Not for the faint hearted, you’ll need to start on those sit ups now! Just remember that the more daring the dress the less outrageous your hair and make-up, keep it simple and chic!
So what do you think of the cut-out trend? Will you dare to bare? Tellus…
I’ll be the first to admit that I was more than a bit excited to see not one, not two, but three of my biggest girl crushes; Jessica Alba, Selena Gomez and Eva Longoria on the cover of October’s issue of Latina magazine. Celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the publication, 15 lovely Latin ladies posed alongside each other in designer red dresses, bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase, ‘lady in red.’ Other beauties snapped on the cover included Shakira, Gloria Estefan and Zoe Saldana.
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A great red dress has the ability to transform even the most shrinking violet into a sex-siren, so why not rev it up in red and sizzle into Autumn by heading over to Tellusfashion? This Red cocktail dress by Esse-Elle’s stand out colour will allow you to get noticed but the chic and elegant cut and demure length stops it from being tacky. Likewise this dark red little lace dress by Guillermo Leon oozes sophistication but with a fiery and sexy twist. If however, you’re not feeling brave enough to embrace all over red, then a red clutch or red shoes will add a pop of colour to your outfit.
So what do you think of the raunchy red trend? I love the cover, my only issue being where are Eva Mendes and Penelope Cruz…?
The A-listers channeled their inner dark angel’s at this years VMA’s, with deliciously dark tones ruling the red carpet. Ok, so it may not be the most fashion-forward trend of the moment, but nobody can deny the timeless elegance (and trusty faithfulness!) of the LBD. A fabulous black dress is a great investment as it’s not a faddy trend that will fall off the fashion radar quicker than the time it takes you to have the overwhelming urge to punch Jedward in the face when they appear on your TV screens. And these celebs look anything but dull, each choosing to add a unique touch to their LBD’s.
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Britney is in great shape at the moment and this Moschino sequinned dress is the perfect way to showcase her fab new figure. If only the dress was a touch longer and the less said about those Gina patent peep-toes boots the better. Not only are they hideous but they also make her calves look a lot more shapely than they really are.
Rocking a broken foot like only Jessie J can, one of Brit School’s finest exports pairs her fancy crutches and intricately detailed cast with a bejewelled black leotard.
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For a woman with such lovely taste in fashion, it beggars believe as to why Selena Gomez’s taste in men is so…off the mark. Anyway, Selena looks gothically gorgeous in this Julien Macdonald number. Teamed with gold pumps and understated hair-the perfect combination for the dramatic dress.
Want your own affordable unique LBD? Then head on over to Tellusfashion. This classic Little Black Dress is a timeless design made from Jacquard fabric from designer Sovacolletion. If you want to stand out from the crowd then make like Jessie J and get your hands on this Daly Opaque from Eyola. Customise and bejewel it up and you’ll have a look ready to rival the A-list!
It’s time to channel your inner wild child this Fall, as animal print is making a big statement this coming season, and it’s a lot more wearable than you may first think. Whether you choose to look lovely in leopard, sexy in snake or zesty in zebra there’s a print for everyone. As always the celebs are already at it, so which print will you be working this Autumn? Tellus…
Never one to look anything short of fabulous, Kate Moss looks incredible in this Lanvin Snake Print dress. Pairing the dress with a Chanel handbag, Christian Louboutins and a white blazer she pulls of effortless glamour to a tee.
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Good old K-Dash is never one to miss a trend and she works it very well in this floaty zebra print dress. With sleek hair and her chic Birkin bag she brings sophistication to the animal print trend, which is more than can be said for her next look…
Good grief, from fab to drab in the shake of a (leopards? zebras? cheetahs?) tail, how the mighty have fallen. Ms Kardashian shows us how NOT to wear the animal print trend, showing that sometimes even the best get it so very wrong. The all over print of this Roberto Cavalli is hard to pull off especially if you’re blessed with the Kardashian curves and let’s not even discuss the tasselled bag thing…
Want to check out some fantastic up and coming designers take on the animal print trend? This Printed Tunic & Silk Skirt contains flashes of leopard print for her subtle but sexy take on the trend. Designed by Nicci, her designs are a unique alternative to high street clothes who takes inspiration from all different kinds of sources.
So go on, take a walk on the wild side…
Star motif clothing: No I’m not reminiscing about childhood fashion when the highlight of being dragged around the shops with mum was a trip into Tammy Girl, excitedly clutching a bag with a cute kitty/heart/star motif t-shirt, but the current Dolce and Gabbana print that the celebs just can’t get enough of…
The runway was saturated in stars back in February when Dolce and Gabbana showcased their Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection.
Literally everybody has been seen in this playful print from Jessica Alba to Lily Allen to Lucy Liu showing just how versatile and wearable the trend is, but who wears it best? Tellus…
Jessica Alba looks glowingly gorgeous in her head to toe Dolce and Gabbana halterneck gown. Choosing a smaller star print in monochrome she shows just how much of a yummy mummy she is-she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Haven just 13 days later!
How effortlessly gorgeous does Ashley Tisdale look in this oversized D&G jumper and cut-off shorts? She works casual airport chic to a tee, teaming the knit with tan flat sandals, oversized sunglasses and Louis Vuitton luggage.
Fergie adds a splash of colour to the starry look at the Teen’s Choice Awards in her yellow and black long-sleeved mini, it’s just a shame she chose the same colour combination for her barnet…
Be a star in your own right and hit the High Street to find affordable versions of this popular trend. If you’re more shrinking violet than shining starlet then you can incorporate the look into your accessories. Like the idea but want to add your own unique twist to it? Check out this Starfish Dress, but take my word it’s not for the faint hearted-you need some serious fashion mojo to carry off this look…
The Teen Choice Awards held last weekend showcased many a trend from bright colour blocking, sophisticated monochrome to clean whites. However the biggest style statement came from the likes of Blake Lively, Tyra Banks and Elizabeth Banks who certainly toughened up the style credentials by hitting the Red Carpet in risqué leather…
Blake Lively sizzled at the Teen’s Choice Awards in an orange Gucci Resort 2012 leather mini. She teamed the dress with amazing leopard print Christian Louboutins pumps, bronze make-up and Lorraine Schwartz jewellery.
Tyra Banks cut a striking figure on the red (or should I say blue?) carpet in this Thierry Mulger leather catsuit. Describing her look as a “fierce bumble bee” on Twitter, the supermodels get up did have an air of super-hero chic to it. I’m not completely sold on the look but applaud Tyra for her bold and certainly not boring style.
Actress Elizabeth Banks wowed at the awards just 5 months after giving birth to her son Felix, wearing a fitted 2012 Resort J.Mendal dress to the awards. She Paired the look with fiery red lips to match her dress and nude peep-toe platforms.
Like what you see? Then head on over to Tellusfashion and check out these leather looks from our fantastic up and coming designers. This black leather dress is a bold look that will definitely get you noticed on the dancefloor. After all, brains behind the brand Esse-Elle, Sebastian Löjdkvist mantra is “Less is not always more…Less can very often, be a bore!” If the all over leather-look is a bit daring for you then this short leather skirt would look amazing with a simple white blouse like the ivory silk jersey top. Designed by Caitlin Paxton, she creates interesting, beautiful garments that are able to become part of every elegant woman’s wardrobe.
Fed up of the rain and this poor excuse of a Summer? Then inject some sunshine into your life with the hottest colour of the moment. Bright canary yellow hues are everywhere from dresses to shoes to handbags, and never ones to fall under the style radar, the celebs have been out in full force dressed in this bold and summery colour.
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It’s a Topshop special this week as both ex-TOWIE star Amy Childs and Myleene Klass stepped out in this Topshop Skater style dress. Both British beauties looked gorgeous in the £46 dress, which soon flew off the shelves and is now currently out of stock! Essex’s favourite leading lady wore the dress knotted at the waist with a plaited brown belt and black patent pumps, while Myleene paired her’s with beige platforms, aviator sunnies and an oversized leopard print handbag.
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Style icon Olivia Palermo shunned designer couture in favour of this Topshop midi dress to attend the Giambattista Valli haute couture show in Paris back in July. Adding her own style twist to the £40 dress, she added tribal necklaces and a Charlotte Olympia box clutch.
Want to get the look but concerned the yellow may be a bit bold for an all over look? Then head on over to Tellusfashion and check out a more subtle way to wear the yellow trend with this pretty Yellow satin bra and tie-side knickers with pearl bead trim. Designed by Esty Lingerie, creations are luxurious and feminine, perfect for the woman who wants a bit of glamour in her underwear drawer.Brains behind the brand Estelle Puleston set up online boutique Esty Lingerie back in 2009 as a store where every woman could find what she was looking for, including basics right through to burlesque and ultra-luxurious pieces.
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Do not worry Tellusfashion followers, I haven’t been utterly spellbound by Harry Potter mania…As featured in the Fall 2011 collections from Tracy Reese and Elie Tahari, bell sleeves are the newest celebrity trend but we’re not talking the kind of sleeves worn by Merlin, Maid Marion or the dodgy outfits lurking at the bottom of your fancy dress box. No, the bell sleeves as worn by the A-list beauties are delicate and dreamy, just take this lot for inspiration…
Jennifer Hudson performed in Central Park wearing a Givenchy bell-sleeved white blouse with sheer black shoulders tucked into a full volume high-waisted black flare skirt. She finished her monochrome look with red popping Mary-Jane heels.
Lily Allen’s made like Kate Middleton and wore not one but two wedding gowns on her big day earlier this summer. The incredible empire-waisted Chanel gown designed by Karl Lagerfield featured sheer bell sleeves adding to the romance of the dress.
Kate Moss looks the picture of happiness on her wedding eve earlier this month. Her aqua vintage gown with flowing skirt and bell sleeves created a 70’s hippy princess look although I’m not sure on the crushed velvet Tabitha Simmons boots, a pair of embellished flats would have added a gorgeously laid-back glamorous twist to the look.
Want to get your own unique take on the trend? Then head on over to Tellusfashion and check out this Button up Blouse with Draped Pleated Sleeves. Designed by Nai, brains behind the brand Nadia Ivanova creates “wearable conceptual fashion with story line.” Perfect for work or play, team the blouse with a brooch detail necklace and a tight-fitting pencil skirt or pair of cigarette pants to balance the volume of the sleeves and a look that screams ladylike chic. Check out Ngone Creations, for more intricately detailed pieces of jewellery like the brooch detail necklace.
It may be only July, but in the fast-paced fashion world, all eyes are on whats hot for fall 2011. And if you thought that the shorter days of Autumn would result in richer, warmer tones as a new celeb trend you’d be wrong…Designers and celebrities alike can’t get enough of the pastel, soft pale blue tones this forthcoming season. First paraded down the Pre-Fall 2011 runways by Ellie Saab, Nina Ricci and Alberta Ferretti, whoever knew baby blue could be so beautiful?
The A-list was soon to follow the passion for pastel and showcased their looks at the BAFTA Brits to watch gala. Here’s the round-up of the best dressed in blue.
Cat Deeley was the belle of the ball in blue in this Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2011 collection drop waist dress. She accessorised the look with a simple bangle and loose waves,letting the dress do the talking.
Nicole Kidman brought a touch of timeless beauty to the red carpet in this Ellie Saab Couture gown. The pale blue beaded column dress looked great against her pale skintone and the deep cowl neck back added an intriguing twist to the dress.
Never one to step a foot wrong in the fashion stakes, Blake Lively looks fabulous in this Marchesa dress. The one-shouldered sheer grey-blue frock featured intricate embroidery adding to the soft romantic look.
Fancy a bit of your own something blue? Then head over to Tellusfashion. This Zeria blue and lilac dip- dye dress is fantastic for laid back, sophisticated style. This cute tea dress will see you through the rest of the Summer and well into Autumn, the luxurious silk material adding a touch of luxury to-day time dressing. Or if you’re looking for something more suited to evening style, this Crystal Alice emerald blue and cream party dress would be a great choice with its intricate embroidery and beading. Both dresses feature in collections by TheRemedi.co.uk, chief designer Diana Irani Gressier aims for her luxurious day to evening clothes to create that feeling of “discovering a little boutique off the main street”. All products are intricately handcrafted and stocked in Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Urban Outfitters to name just a few.
Ladies, it’s time to tone up those tummies because the crop top trend is here to stay. Featured in the Spring/ Summer ’11 collections by Haakan, Chanel and Rachel Comey, the designers made the look their own in very different ways; Haakan in tough long-sleeved leather, Chanel with sheer panels and minimalist monochrome for Rachel Comey. So you better start those sit-ups girls if you want to be in with the fashion ‘it’ crowd this summer…
The A- listers have also been putting their very own style stamp on the trend, with some going all out and flashing the flesh, whilst others keep it subtle.
Ever the body confident Rihanna dared to bare both her midriff and perfect pins at the launch of her perfume waaay back in February. She paired the look with elongating nude platforms-see the never-ending legs are probably just an illusion, bet she’s got stumps like the rest of us…
On any normal person I’m sure this get-up would look frankly, well ridiculous, but on Daisy Lowe, it just works. It maybe the Versace credentials that makes this Aztec Print crop top and colourful high-waisted skirt combo look great, it maybe Daisy’s quirky style that pulls it off but it’s probably just the fact that she’s a gorgeous model.
Kelly Rowland flaunts her fab abs at the X Factor auditions in this colour pop crop top by Twenty8Twelve, and who can blame her with the hours she must have put in at the gym for a tummy as toned as that!
For us mere mortals that may not be as body confident as some of our favourite celebs, a great way to get the look and still keep covered up is by teaming your crop top with a high-waisted knee-length skirt like Daisy’s or trousers. Why not head over to Tellusfashion and check out this Baby Pink Crop Top. Don’t let the cute name fool you, this sexy leather crop top is anything but rainbows and butterflies. Designed by Flik Hall, her work “embodies contemporary luxury, synonymous with edgy restraint” by combining interesting and contrasting fabrics – check her out today!
The fashion runways were awash with more white than a Daz advert this spring/summer season. Featured on the catwalk of Christian Cota, Haakan and Gianfranco Ferré the models stunned in the clean, crisp look that turned even the darkest angels into erethral, whiter than white goddesses…
Wanting to get a piece of the fashion action, the celebs soon followed suit and white washed their own looks. Here’s a round-up of the best dressed women in white:
Before Cheryl Cole went into the hiding after the whole X Factor palava, she was spotted looking sensational in this white Stephane Rolland number at Cannes this year. The plunging neckline, gold accessories and sleek hair all amounted to a very sophisticated and sexy look.
Kim Kardashian simply oozes glamour in this halter Lanvin dress. The Grecian style and cinched in waist emphasise Kim’s fabulous curves and the flowing romantic look of the dress makes a refreshing change from her beloved body-con!
As always, Rihanna puts her own edgy twist on the latest trends, this time choosing to work her white look in androgynous chic. She keeps her Max Azria suit sexy with a daring neckline, feminine make-up and gorgeously tousled hair.
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Want to get your own clean-cut look for less? Then head over to Tellusfashion where you can work it in white with the help from our fantastic up and coming designers. This amazing White Fringe Dress with its deep V-neck, Swarovski studded and “free-flowing elegance” encapsulates the current white trend perfectly; romantic and soft with a glamorous edge. Designed by Ekaterina Kukhareva, she takes her inspiration from various queens of different eras and aims to create; “timeless and high quality pieces with the emphasis on the beauty of the female body and the elegance and sexiness of the collection wearer.”
Inspired by the way Cheryl Cole mixed white and gold? Then check out this White Fantasia dress deigned by JZ COUTURE; pure white silk with gold embroidery, the design philosophy of taking inspiration and then contrasting Western silhouettes and Eastern crafts is evident within the collection as they create dresses that are, “an ode to contemporary glamour and boast a bohemian touch.”
The colour blocking trend shows no sign of slowing this Spring/Summer season with red carpets everywhere clashing with celebrities adorned in crayola shades. The bold look was a popular one on the Spring / Summer 2011 catwalk as featured by Issa, Haider Ackermann and Julien Macdonald.
If it was bright, bold and block colour then it was the pick of the day at the CFDA Fashion Awards earlier this week. Grab your shades- there’s nothing pale and interesting about this lot…
Jessica Alba wasn’t letting a little thing like pregnancy get in the way of her following fashion, as she teamed coral and purple in this elegant Diane Von Fusternberg maxi.
Model Chanel Iman looked absolutely stunning in this Max Azria cut out turquoise gown, the eye-popping block colour fabulous against her glowing skin tone.
Tunisian model, Kenza Fourati works this daring Marc Bouwer maxi to a tee. The sapphire hue teamed with her pale complexion and rich red lips shows that she was born to wear block colour.
Here at Tellusfashion our designers are always one step ahead of the fashion pack and the colour blocking craze is most definitely on their radar…
Take for instance Edinburgh fashion brand; Teaataunties. Founded by Nicola McIntyre, her mantra is “out with the old, in with the new” aiming to source new and cutting edge fashion from vintage and pre- loved material. With a focus on unique pieces, her Pant suit is fantastically on trend with colour block detail and wide leg trousers, a nod to the 70s fashion influence this season.
Across the pond, designer brand Annie and Jade have a fantastic collection of bold and bright colour-block frocks. Focusing on clean designs and strong silhouettes, the brains behind the brand Annie Le “designs clothes that compliment the female form”. Even better you can look amazing whilst knowing the garments are ethically sound, made of natural, fairtrade, organic and recycled materials. Get Kendra Fourati’s look for less with this beautiful, one shoulder Vann gown. Looking for something a bit less formal but that still packs the same colour block punch? Then look no further than this sexy silk Ava dress.
Go on be bold and beautiful…
If you thought lace was a trend confined to fall 2010, then think again… Lace is just as big a trend this season but takes on a more romantic, softer feel in comparison to the darker gothic look of last winter.Featured in the Spring/ Summer ’11 collections of Anna Sui, Oscar De La Rente and Vivienne Westwood this is a look that’s definitely here to stay.
Model Chanel Iman worked the ladylike look in lace when she attended the ‘Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty’ Costume Institute Gala on May 2nd 2011 in this Dolce and Gabbana lace sheath dress.
Chloe Sevigny stops her lace from looking too girly by toughening it up with black accessories, red lips and biker boots.
Does Blake Lively ever get in wrong? Here she is looking gorgeous in another Dolce and Gabbana lace creation. The flirty scalloped hem, the bracelet length blazer and the nude shoe boots all amount to a look that makes her on-screen and off, the talk of the town.
Want to get the celeb lacy look? Check out Tellusfashion the place to find the up and coming designers of the fashion world. Guillermo Leon has some amazing lace dresses and this Ivory and Black Little Lace Dress is a dead ringer for the Oscar De La Rente number.
If your less of a dress lady and more of a skirt kinda girl then this Skye Lace Skirt with its scalloped hem by Daveydarling will be right up your street.
Marios Schwab is a new designer already adored by the celebrities. Kate Moss, Hilary Duff, Kylie Minogue, Thandie Newton and Clemence Poesy have all previously worn his designs.
Marios Schwab launched his label in 2005, two years after studying an MA in Womenswear Fashion at Central St Martins. He worked with menswear designer Kim Jones for a period of time immediately after completing his MA.
It is not surprising his unique designs are snapped up by celebs; the feminine dresses, which are inspired by natural formations, contour the female shape, giving an elegant appealing result.
The 31-year-old has seen previous successes winning Best New Designer at the British fashion Awards in 2006 and the Swiss Textile Award in 2007.
Tellusfashion love this designer, and we are sure you will too.
Images courtesy of London Fashion Week.
Emma graduated from De Montfort University in 2008. She made a huge impression when she opened the university’s Graduate Fashion Week in the same year, going on to work with Future Classics and Alexander McQueen’s design team.
Emma Louise London takes inspiration from 1930’s popular culture and icons such as Norma Shearer. Her collections are heavily laden with graphic bold prints, minimal colour with a hint of masculine tailoring.
Emma spent some time travelling the world before returning to London and creating her modern collections.
Keep an eye out for this up and coming British designer!
Ess-Elle is a Swedish fashion label created by Sebastian Löjdkvist, and indeed named after his own initials; S.L.
The 19-year-old has already started to make a name for himself, despite being freshly out of school. He has been working with drag shows over the past couple of years and has experience working with Camilla Thulin, one of Sweden’s top designers.
His unusual designs are tailored out of fabrics which are not the norm for other designers, setting him apart from them. The fabrics he chooses are easy to manipulate, enabling his unique cuts and folds to be made possible. The Ess-Elle shapes are bold and daring, highly influenced by celebs such as Lady Gaga.
He told Tellusfashion: “I do not consider fashion as having to be wearable, neither does it have to be pretty, but it is the way we express ourselves and show our personalities!”
Sebastian Löjdkvist is currently studying to become a tailor. For his future plans, he said: “I will make clothes for the superstar elite, and the red carpet will be the home of my designs!”
And we’re sure he will make it!
Meet Natascha Stolle, the half German, quarter Italian, quarter Japanese fashion designer from America. Anyone who is as fond of asos.com as we are at Tellusfashion, should note this key designer; Natascha Stolle has designed a popular capsule range which is available online. She is also designing a range for the b Store’s in house label.
Natascha studied English Literature before turning her talents to fashion design. In 1999 she moved to London to study an MA at Central Saint Martins College. She has previously worked for Peter Jensen for ten seasons and Fashion East for two. She also debuted at London Fashion Week with her SS/09 collection.
Her unique style combines an alluring mix of slouchy with Hawaiian influences in an array of textiles and materials. Her tailoring is a result of her own experiments; something which she is clearly naturally talented at.
Don’t miss her Asos collection. Natascha Stolle is certainly one of our favourite high street designers!
Images courtesy of Cherie City.
Keeping with the bridal theme, White Gallery, a London Bridal show, is set to take place from the 22nd to the 24 of May. Each year it aims to bring us the next best designers in the wedding field, and this year is no exception.
Tobi Hannah is one of this years new talented designers set to make an appearance at the show. The London based designer launched her first bridal collection in 2009. Her short-length, tea dress bridal gowns are unique in the industry, giving her designs a funky, young distinction.
Tobi Hannah is also dressed TV presenter Angelica Bell in her wedding celebrations last month in Mayfair.
The three day White Gallery event is held in Battersea Park and is only in its second year but is already a huge hit with bridal magazines.
Tellusfashion advise bridal fans to keep an eye out for other up and coming wedding designers such as Terry Fox, The Vintage Wedding Dress Company and Sanyukta Shrestha at this event.
Images courtesy of Bow Occasions.
Would you wear a short wedding dress?
Tellusfashion enjoy seeking out new designers, especially ones which are set to make the big time in the very near future.
Corrie Neilsen is just the type of designer we love discovering. Her style is romantic, drawing influences upon 18th century illustrators James Gillray and George Cruikshank. The A/W 11 collection is full of masculine tailoring in dark blacks and greys.
Corrie Neilsen graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2004 with a BA First Class Honours Degree in Fashion Design Womenswear. She has since gone on to do various freelance projects before designing her own label.
The highlight of her career was when she won Fashion Fringe in 2010. Fashion Fringe is a nationwide search to discover new talent in cutting edge design across the UK.
We predict there are plenty more highlights to come for this American designer.
Images courtesy of London Fashion Week
Tellusfashion have just discovered a great new jewellery designer. SuShilla launched her collection early last year. The designs focus on the quality, colour, cut and texture of semi-precious stones. One of the major collections is Tallulah collection which incorporates unusual yet beautiful rough stones such as Smithsonite and Vessonite into the jewellery designs.
Rough stones are not the only gems which feature in the SuShilla collections, the only qualities they need to possess is to be interesting and of beautiful colour and depth. The delicate Julep and Oriel collections are more intricately designed and use these cut forms of stone.
Sushilla Done grew up travelling the world with her family. As a result a lot of cultures such as India, Morocco and Istanbul have inspired her designs.
She told The Oxford Times: “I was brought up in London until the age of 11 when my father began working with the United Nations. We moved to Khartoum in the Sudan and lived there for two years, then went on to Nairobi, followed by Zambia and Malawi. I don’t think you can spend that much time travelling as a teenager without it having a huge influence on you.”
Stockist include, Tate Britain, Ec One and Pearl & Queenie.
If you are looking for up and coming fashion designers, then Tellusfashion is definitely the right place to start. High hopes have already been pinned on Dutch designer Michael Van Der Ham, and predictions that he will go far in the world of fashion have already been stated.
Michael Van Der Ham has a strong background in fashion designing. He graduated from Central Saint Martins college with an MA in fashion, and has interned for some impressive designers such as Alexander McQueen.
His A/W 11 collection hit the Newgen catwalk at London Fashion Week earlier this year. It is filled with feminine pieces; well fitting dresses made with shimmering velvet material, in deep autumnal colours.
Michael Van Der Ham is sure to be one to watch.Images courtesy of London Fashion Week
Molly and Alice Goddard are the new kids on the block. They are sisters which have one major thing in common; they share a passion for fashion.
Both girls have had previous successes in the fashion business; Molly studying knitwear at Central Saint Martins, and Alice, a model who has almost given up the glitz and glam to follow in her sisters footsteps in the world of designing.
Alice describes their new label, which is named Lovetits, as “sheer tops with things covering the boobies”
Alice told i-D Online: “It’s hard working [with Molly] because you don’t stop yourself saying what you think in the way you would with a friend. Our creative process involves a lot of shouting. We’d like to work together in the future, but keep what we’re doing now separate. I’m thinking about studying footwear next year. Molly does knitwear at Saint Martins and is amazing, I’d love to make the shoes and accessories for her collection but I’m too indecisive to work alone.”
Tellusfashion predict huge things for this brand, which has already been featured in the likes of Grazia. Keep up the good work girls!
Above: one of Molly’s knitwear designs, image courtesy of Bipling.com.
Below: Image courtesy of Lovetits
Kate Fearnley’s name is growing bigger and bigger. First off, she nabs Cosmopolitan’s 2009 award for Ultimate Young Fashion Entrepreneur of the year resulting in a mad rush of celebrities hastening in to snap up her clothes, and now she is set to kick off the beginning of Middlesbrough Fashion Week at the end of May.
The show, which is strictly invite only, will be exhibiting her S/S 11 collection, as well as her newly launched bridal collection and her forthcoming A/W 11 collection.
Kate, 34, said: “I am delighted to be involved in Middlesbrough Fashion Week. I look forward to showcasing my designs; meeting the guests; and hopefully dispelling some misconceptions: you don’t have to be a celebrity on the red carpet to want to look fantastic! This event will be very inclusive; very up close and personal; and very exciting”.
Kate’s Middlesbrough boutique opened its doors in 2005, and has since gone from strength to strength. She has picked up a number of awards including the Cosmopolitan award named above. Her style is indefinitely girly and chic, and is adored by the likes of Pixie Lott, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Zoe Salmon and members of Girls Aloud. As well as Tellusfashion of course!