Prairie perfection, playful pattern and total floral overload. Let us introduce to you New York based ready to wear brand Batsheva. We stumbled across this gorgeous brand from various bloggers, it seems to be the must have maxi this season.


Former lawyer Batsheva Hay started playing around designing matching clothes for her and her daughter back in 2016. Gaining lots of attention from the fashion industry, she soon decided to start a business from this. Laura Ashley inspired, her collections celebrate femininity in the boldest way. Ditsy florals, lace trims and ruffles, the styles hark back to the 60’s and 70’s but injected with modern and updated finishes and prints.





Not only do the brand cater for all your feminine needs, but they also create beautiful dresses for girls. We love the way they have been shot with the oversized shoes and the funny wigs, straight out of the dressing up box.



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September Celebrity Style


Fashion Weeks have started and our style idols are showing us how to transition our wardrobes into Autumn weather. Emily Blunt is our print queen this month as she promotes her new film, The Girl on the Train.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker has perfect Autumnal style in an Emilia Wickstead dress at a launch for her new fragrance.


Lupita Nyong’o

While promoting her new film Queen of Katwe, Lupita has been ruling the style stakes. She stayed powerful and stylish in Mary Katrantzou at the Vanity Fair and Tiffany & Co. Private Dinner in Toronto.


Kristen Bell

The star wowed in a plunging embroidered floral Zuhair Murad gown from the Fall 2016 Couture Collection. We love this girly, whimsical look.


Taylor Swift

Taylor supported one of her best friends as she stepped out in New York in a nautical jumpsuit from Gigi Hadid’s new collection with Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy x Gigi.


Emily Blunt

The British actress is everywhere promoting her new film, The Girl on the Train, yet always manages to look chic. For a BBC Radio 1 Studios appearance in London, Emily wore a Burberry sheer blouse and a floral midi skirt from Sachin & Babi’s Resort 2017 Collection.

London Celebrity Sightings - September 21, 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 21: Emily Blunt seen at BBC Radio One on September 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)

For the movie’s premiere in London, Emily Blunt wore an intricate, bright Alexander Mcqueen evening dress.




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Dolce and Gabbana are responsible for the popular trend of blood red painterly roses. This look has been consistently in their catwalk shows in recent seasons but is now trickling down to the High Street.



The trend then morphs into a demand for dark bases with deeply coloured sultry blood red blooms oozing opulence and mysterious femininity. Many are spaced while others are faux placement prints but frankly anything goes as long as this rich deepness is preserved.


For transitional looks the flowers are brightened and lighter with black, white and even dusky nude grounds. The demand for poppies has also returned to join the rose garden.

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To compliment this opulence are embellishments such as appliqué, embroidery and needlepoint. Some have the fine detail of meticulous silk chinoiserie while others are heavier and have a more folkloric feel.

We are proud to announce that Sublitex have full range of all over prints to respond to this look.

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Paul Smith at the Chelsea Flower Show



Paul Smith has been a regular visitor to the Chelsea Flower Show for the last 10 years. He admits that he is no gardener himself but the receipt of a Press Ticket and his wife’s passion soon had him hooked.

He finds inspiration for his fashion collection, both summer and winter, in the wide range of forms and textures as well as the immense, also riotous on occasions, juxtapositioning of colour. Some blooms are fragile and dainty while others are bold, rude displays verging on arrogance.

For his winter collections he is looking for rich and hot colours often found in plants coming from exotic climates such as those displayed by the azaleas.

Picture credit: Geoff Pugh and Rex

Picture credit: Geoff Pugh and Rex

For his summer collections he tends to choose white and pastel colours.

Burncoose Nurseries' "Vibernum Kilimanjaro Sunrise" won Plant of the Year. (Photo: Heathcliff O'Malley, The Telegraph)

Burncoose Nurseries’ “Vibernum Kilimanjaro Sunrise” won Plant of the Year. (Photo: Heathcliff O’Malley, The Telegraph)

Paul Smith is proud to have a studio where paint brushes and crayons are still used and takes numerous photographs at the show that he can then share with his designers to create prints. Some of the designs are obviously made from photographic images that have been manipulated but it is refreshing to have the combination of both digital and manual styles in his collections. He uses both colourful and monochromatic renditions in dresses, scarves, skirts, blouses and shirts.

He cites the Iris as one of his favourite flowers, a form that has influenced us for centuries from the Fleur de Lys in heraldry to Tiffany lamps.

Photo: Healthcliff O'Malley

Photo: Healthcliff O’Malley


Great Pavilion
Paul Smith’s favourite part of the show


The Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden (Picture: Nick Harvey/REX Shutterstock)


Time for Tea! (Picture: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Paul Cummins' eight-metre-tall feature in the Great Pavilion, with hundreds of hand-painted ceramic tulips. (Photo: RHS)

Paul Cummins’ eight-metre-tall feature in the Great Pavilion, with hundreds of hand-painted ceramic tulips. (Photo: RHS)

Catch display in the Great Pavilion (Photo: BBC Two)

Catch display in the Great Pavilion (Photo: BBC Two)

Roses in the Great Pavilion (Photo: BBC Two)

Roses in the Great Pavilion (Photo: BBC Two)

Click here to see more of the Great Pavilion, with a video from the RHS.

Inspiration for his signature stripy socks

Picture: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Picture: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Paul Smith admires the work involved in planning, setting up and holding The Chelsea Flower show . A event that is open less than a week but take months, if not years, to organize rather like a fashion show.

It is heartening to have our firm opinion that as designers we should be constantly seeking inspiration from other disciplines and environments confirmed by such a stalwart of British design.

46 minutes into the BBC Chelsea review, see Paul Smith discussing the important inspiration he takes from the Chelsea show: Click here to watch

Paul Smith Prints

Paul Smith is continuously inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show. Here we look at the results of these inspirations in his collections over the last few years.

Photo: Paul Smith Focus

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Paul Smith S/S 13: "A dreamy summer mix of collaged florals."  (Photo: Paul Smith Focus)

Paul Smith S/S 13: “A dreamy summer mix of collaged florals.” (Photo: Paul Smith Focus)

Paul Smith S/S 14 (Photo: Vogue)

Paul Smith S/S 15 (Photos: Vogue)

Paul Smith Menswear S/S 15 (Photo:

Paul Smith Menswear S/S 15 (Photo:

Paul Smith Womenswear Black Collection (Photo:

Paul Smith Womenswear Black Collection 2015 (Photo:

Paul Smith Swimwear S/S 14 (Photo:

Paul Smith Swimwear S/S 14 (Photo:

Even in home furnishings…