The Golden Globes 2020

Its that time of year again, awards season. The Golden Globes was Sunday night and the A-listers were out in all their finery to celebrate all things Film and Television.

Below are just a few of out favorite looks, there was not that much print but it was made up for in colour. Bold, Bright dresses… and a few suits.

All images from vogue.com

charliz theron in diorCharlize Theron in Dior

Jodie Comber in Mary Katrantzou and Renee Zellweger in Armani Prive.

sacha baron cohen and isla fisher in monique lhuillierSasha Baron Cohan and Isla Fisher were a bright and bold couple in Monique L’hullier.

The prints and patterns that were on show were impactful and of course… floral.

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kaitlyn dever in valentinoKaitlyn Dever in Valentino

joey king in iris van herpenJoey King in makes a bold statement in this classic Iris Van Herpen dress.

zoe kravits in saint laurentZoe Kravits somehow manages to look incredibly cool and elegent in this spotted dress by Saint Laurent. Maybe it’s the Rockstar in her genes.

One of the key trends was Red! Talk about looking at home on the red carpet.

scarlett johansson in vera wangScarlett Johansson in Vera Wang.

Olivia Coleman in Emilia Wickstead and Helen Mirren in Dior. Its not just playing the Queen that these two have in common. They both look amazing in red!

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New Years Eve in St Ives!

St Ives picturesque seaside town in west Cornwall, home to The Tate Gallery, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Gardens and teaming with tourists in summer.

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This year I went with my family and some friends for New Year to this delightful place. We ate pasties and mackerel, walked along the six beaches, visited museums and then joined the NYE celebrations. A truly good-natured event that kicks off as soon as it gets dark. From small children to the more elderly, thousands dress up and wander around the charming winding alleys and along the harbor front. There are no cars but hoards of people enjoying each other spectacular efforts. The pasty shops and bars are open as is the glorious beach around the habour. Time flies by and soon the midnight hour arrives and a glorious firework display lights up the heavens and is reflected in the water. This is one of the most inclusive events that I have ever attended and would recommend to everyone.

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Pantone colour of the year. CLASSIC BLUE.

American colour company Pantone has chosen “universal favourite” Classic Blue, or Pantone 19-4052, as its colour of the year for 2020.

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Announced 4 December, the Classic Blue colour is described by Pantone as “a reassuring presence instilling calm, confidence and connection”.

A boundless blue that brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit and instills calm, confidence, and offers refuge.

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Limited Edition Color of the Year 2020 mug designed by @copenhagen.design and sustainable sneaker brand @cariuma

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Introducing the Pantone Color of the Year 2020, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a timeless and enduring blue hue elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of Classic Blue offer the promise of protection; highlighting our desire for a dependable and stable foundation from which to build. As we cross the threshold into a new era, Pantone has translated the hue into a multi-sensory experience to reach a greater diversity of people and provide an opportunity for everyone to engage with the color. We will be tapping into sight, sound, smell, taste, and texture to make the Pantone Color of the Year for 2020 a truly immersive color experience for all. Link in bio to learn more about Classic Blue. #Pantone2020

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Adobe stock are to be the exclusive Stock partner for Pantone’s Color of the Year! Check out their beautiful video of images below.  http://www.instagram.com/adobestock/

Images and videos from http://www.instagram.com/pantone/

 

Christmas Baubles

Here are our picks of the quirkiest Christmas baubles on the High Street. All under £10.00, many with further reductions as we near the big day. Some of these are good enough to have out all year and are more of a bit of secular fun rather than having any religious connotation.

Paperchase

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Debenhams

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House of Fraser

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John Lewis

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Pull your socks up

Does anyone even buy themselves socks and tights anymore or do we all just wait for Christmas to come around as we know we are bound to receive a few pairs? I have scoured the internet looking at a range of tights and socks from premium designers to the highstreet. Have a perusal at the selection below and add to your wish list as you please…

Happy Socks

Established in Sweeden, this fun and exciting company has been spreading happiness since 2008. http://www.happysocks.com

Feeling out of place? Spray the world pink with the special edition Happy Socks x Pink Panther collection.

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Richard Quinn

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Richard Quinn presents these tights in a watercolor-esque floral print in rich blue tones. Made in the brand’s native Britain as part of its FW19 collection, the pair has a velvet finish that will add a lavish textural twist to any look.

Playful black and white polka-dot print. Made in the brand’s native Britain as part of its FW19 collection, the pair has a velvet finish that will add a lavish textural twist to any look.

Usher some fun into your hoisery edit with these plush velvet tights from Richard Quinn. The high-waisted pair has been made in the brand’s native Britain and, coming from a FW19 collection inspired by English country gardens in bloom, is doused in a charming daisy print.

Gucci

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A pair of tights in a deep shade of scarlet, accentuated by a delicate floral motif. The design is offset by a contrast waistband with the Gucci logo—an unexpected detail reminiscent of sportswear designs. Part of the Fall Winter 2019 collection, this accessory walked the runway under a kaleidoscope of lights and reflections.

A pair of tights defined by the House’s monogram pattern in its signature colour combination. First used in the 1970s, the GG logo was an evolution of the original Gucci rhombi design from the 1930s. Patterned tights continue to define the latest collections, the accessory bringing distinctive motifs to the forefront in a contemporary way.

Paul Smith

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Whether striped or spotty, patterned or plain, matching or odd, Paul Smith men’s soft-cotton socks provide the perfect splash of colour to add life to any outfit.

 

 

Shrimps’ New Collection; Inspired By Dolly Parton

Shrimps Creative Director Hannah Weiland has been brightening up our wardrobes since 2013 and this season has presented one hell of an offering. Inspired by the iconic Queen of Country: Dolly Parton!

The collection launch was staged at Hannah Weiland’s favourite pub, The Cow on Westbourne Park Road, last week.

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The Dolly Parton themed event was in keeping with the collections inspiration and featured a tribute act.

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With catchphrases including “it costs a lot of money to look this cheap” Dolly Parton is iconic for her Rhinestone over the top fashion style. She is a one off and she embraces it! She is unapologetic and her confidence in her look is what makes her so fabulous.

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Alexa Chung was in attendance rocking the cowgirl hat and the new collections Cressida dress, while the pub was adorned with Dolly Parton cakes and cowgirl boots.

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Hommage to Caroline Herrara for bringing back Ikats

We love a good Ikat and so were delighted to see them back on the catwalks. The Carolina Herrara collection was wonderfully coloured from bright pastels, to icy cobalts blues to rich multicolored.

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All of the above from carolineherrara.com

Sublitex supply fabric convertors throughout Europe and beyond with sublimation prints for polyester fabrics. Their products are found in most high street and online retailers and follow the very latest fasion trends. With thousands of designs in their library originating from the 1970s to 5 minutes ago they are able to react immediately to any given trend. Here are a few of the Ikats that we have been colouring this week from our library between working on custom designs.

All designs below from designandcolour@gmail.com exclusive UK agent for Sublitex srl Italy.

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Couture Comes To Christie’s With Dolce and Gabanna exhibition

Art Adorned, a private selling exhibition at Christie’s, explores the art-historical influences behind Dolce&Gabbana’s Alta Moda, Alta Gioielleria and Alta Sartoria collections — on display at Christie’s in London.

Hand-painted corset dresses meet Botticini oil paintings, chandelier earrings meet, antique chandeliers.

christiesdgexhibitioninstallation-3Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda lurex hand-painted corset dress; hand-painted triple organza corset gown with train on an illusion tulle underskirt; one of a set of two Louis XV Gobelins Tapestries, circa 1757, by Michel Audran after a design by Charles-Antoin Coypel Alentour, after a design by Vallade. Price on request.

christiesdgexhibitioninstallation-1The Baroque room in the Art Adorned  exhibition at Christie’s in London.

Hand-painted corset dresses meet Botticini oil paintings, chandelier earrings meet, well, antique chandeliers, in a new exhibition at Christie’s London.

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dolce-and-gabbana-alta-moda-organza-corset-dressDolce&Gabbana Alta Moda organza corset dress, entirely cross-stitched with the painting of Madonna del Belvedere by Raphael and flowers.

Christie’s hopes that the exhibition will make Old Masters feel more accessible to a younger audience. The exhibition is open to everybody.” Several of the works are loans, though most are for private sales. Such is the synergy between the art and the fashion that the exhibition came about quite naturally, according to Sandra Romito, senior consultant for Christie’s Old Masters department.

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Images courtesy of http://www.christies.com/features/Art-Adorned-Christies-and-Dolce-and-Gabbana

 

 

H&M X Johanna Ortiz

Johanna Oritz; the Colombian designer has produced a capsule collection of four dresses modeled on her feminine, floral prints. It arrives in H&M stores around the world and online on December 3. The “pre-drop” will be followed by a full collection in March 2020.

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The four-piece initial selection is a taster of what is to come. It includes 4 dresses in a range of silhouettes. The floral prints are detailed and beautifully sophisticated; pulled from Ortiz’s 16-year archive. The March 2020 collection will be significantly larger and will include not just dresses, but also separates and swimwear.

“All of us Colombians and Latin Americans will be so proud of getting around the world a little bit our Latin flair,” Ortiz says. “It’s positive communication around the world about this part of the world.”

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The Johanna Ortiz x H&M pre-drop arrives at H&M stores worldwide and online at hm.com on December 3.

To learn more about the Johanna Ortiz x H&M collaboration and to read a full interview with the designer; please visit H&M Magazine

All images from vogue.com courtesy of H and M.