Down The Rabbit Hole: Lavish Alice

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LavishAlice-playsuit-1A relatively new brand, previously taken on by TopShop and currently at ASOS (a sure sign of the brand’s popularity in the contemporary fashion sphere) Lavish Alice boasts a cute and vibrant summer collection of playsuits, rompers, crop tops and circle skirts.  Peachy and cream tones, playful dark florals and thick scuba fabrics result in a disparate but cheerful range of styles that reminds me of the rather fun phrase: “how puzzling all these changes are! I’m never sure what I’m going to be, from one minute to another” from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. 

This pinafore playsuit reminds me of my childhood and fun summer afternoons in my parent’s garden sitting out on sun loungers with my friends and games with our cute west highland white terrier puppy.  It is true that you can grow up but never grow old, although like the famous book says: “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”

For more of Lavish Alice designs including a first look at their winter styles, click HERE.

Wearing: Lavish Alice playsuit. Shoes: Zara.  White Skye Shirt: Whistles.

Photos: Bethany Morton.

StyleOnTheCouch Loves: Rodebjer Fall 2014

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RODEBJER_FW14_look14I’ve been downsizing my wardrobe lately, selling some of my ‘one off’ dresses and using the money to invest in some effortlessly elegant basics to refresh my style.  One new find in my quest-for-the-perfect-basics was Rodebjer.  Based in Stockholm and NYC, designer Carin Rodebjer aims to offer high quality fashion with a relaxed, accessible vibe.

“Born in Sweden, Rodebjer moved to New York to study at FIT in 1999. When her handmade designs were picked up by local boutiques, she dropped her studies to launch a seasonal collection. Now she splits her time between New York and Sweden, cherry-picking inspiration from both sides of the Atlantic.

In Sweden, Rodebjer operates a flagship boutique in Stockholm and presents a runway collection during Stockholm Fashion Week. The designer has repeatedly taken home the country’s most notable fashion awards, including Guldknappen by Damernas Värld and Swedish Elle’s Design of the Year (three times). Stateside, the collection is found at leading specialty boutiques including Tenoversix and Milk in LA; as well as Pixie Market, Honey in the Rough and La Nouvelles in New York.” – SOMA

For Fall 2014, Rodebjer focusses again on the strength of the silhouette with a certain elegance that is perfect for the modern woman.  It’s a great mix of Scandi-cool and New York-chic.  My current favourites are the Vivre Basket Weave Black Coat - a perfect ankle length style with flowing front folds, and the Art Shirt Dress with endless wearing possibilities.

See more at Rodebjer.com

Introducing: Madame Supertrash

 

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Madame Supertrash swimA combined this Friday post for lingerie and swimwear, prior to everyone jet-setting off on their summer holidays.  My attention has turned to Madame Supertrash - a vintage inspired collection of intimates paired this season with a swim line to match.

A 40s- and 50s- style collection in electric blue and pastel hues, Madame Supertrash’s current lingerie range is body sculpting at its very best. Sheer bodysuits, high waisted briefs and cleavage enhancing bras a la Joan Holloway all vie for your attention.  Some well placed cut outs and metal fastenings update the collection for the modern lingerie connoisseur.

The swim collection, aligned with the current Madame Supertrash lingerie aesthetic, is a beautiful monochrome and vintage rose print mix of bikinis, retro one-pieces and cover ups.  Zou bisous bisous indeed.

You can purchase Madame Supertrash from Beautifully UndressedJournelle, Petit Bisous, Figleaves and Prohibido. With thanks to The BodyWear Office.