Emma Louise London SS13: Light As A Feather

StyleOnTheCouch William Williams Photographer Emma Louise London Filament Dress

Emma Louise London SS13 collection

Emma Louise London SS13 StyleOnTheCouch WIlliam WIlliams Photographer Emma Louise London Filament Dress

Emma Louise London Filament Dress

Emma Louise London on StyleOntheCouch Lydia HudgensUK based designer Emma Louise London is a firm favourite of mine and has featured on the blog several times in the past.  Emma’s magnificent womenswear label specialises in print – her ‘Please Sir..’ tee and purple and tan leather dress from previous seasons (above) show Emma’s quirky and whimsical yet highly wearable style.

Emma’s collection for SS13 is named ‘Light as a Feather’.  The collection is based around three innovative prints (‘Fuzz’, ‘Feather Ombre’ and ‘Flying Filament’) in muted tones of peach, gold and latte.  Three silhouettes comprise the collection.

The Flying Filament Fly-away dress is one of my favourite pieces for SS13, a lovely relaxed dress created in latte and coffee colours with long loose sash detail and ‘Flying Filament’ print.  ‘Flying Filament’ embraces soft colour with intricate illustration, centred around the structure of a light bulb filament and complimented by the elegance of birds.  As always with Emma her fabrics feel great against the skin; here she uses luxe silk Crepe de Chine for the shaped but not fitted style.

To see more of Emma’s designs click HERE to visit her website.  Emma has been very busy of late shooting her AW14 collection (I saw a preview on Instagram the other day, think pink popcorn prints and 60s inspired designs.)  You can purchase the Flying Filament Fly-away dress HERE on Little Black Dressalong with other designs featured in this post –  the Feather Ombre shift and Fuzzy Vionnet Dress.

Thank you for Emma Louise London for sharing her SS13 collection with me.  I’m excited about AW14 already.  Photos of me, William Williams and Lydia Hudgens.

London Fever: Emma Louise London Printed Tee

I’m sad that the Olympics are drawing to a close.  I’ve been enjoying the panoramic shots of London town and feeling a surge of pride for the amazing organisation of the event and for Team GB’s successes.

It’s perhaps not surprising therefore that I’ve returned to one of my favourite UK designers Emma Louise London for this post.  This printed tee is part of Emma’s spring summer collection 2012, which you may have seen before on the blog.  The famous quote from Charles Dicken’s Oliver Twist is probably also quite symbolic of going for what you want, Blog Reader, which makes me like this top even more.

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.  The above showing yet again, that I should probably stick to Psychology, Blog Reader*.

Emma chose this quote as 2012 marks the bicentenary of Dicken’s birth (7th February 2012 to be precise).  His work was really quite amazing, transcending time, language and culture.  This is a fun tunic, paired best with skinny denim and a lot of colour to make the outfit stand out, I think.

Speaking of fun, time to get out in New York City and have me some. Tonight I’m celebrating the birthday of my blogger friend Anne in the West Village.  She may be returning to France soon where I can’t wait to visit her.  In the words of Dickens: “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” See you in Paris, mon petit poulet!

Wearing: Skinny legging jean from GAP; Heels, Dorothy Perkins; Sunglasses (in hand) GUESS.  Tunic, Emma Louise London.  Bracelet (just seen) Reiss (closest match here). Bodysuit (just seen) Between The Sheets.

*Um, clearly not a serious shot, Blog Reader.

I Love (Emma Louise) London: Leather Dress

UK designer Emma Louise London has been on my ‘to watch’ list for a while now.  I interviewed Emma for Lookbooks back in April when I discovered her spring summer 2012 collection, a tribute to the city of London and a celebration of all things British.  Her Horizon Tunic remains one of my favourite tops this summer, always accompanied by a surge of British pride when I wear it!

For Emma’s autumn winter 2012 collection, she has taken inspiration from a recent trip to Kenya where she took part in a 400km cycle ride for charity.  Earthy tones and elephant prints are key within this new line, which features soft, draped blazers, silk shirts, leather jackets and tweed coats:

Photos of me: Lydia Hudgens.

The elephant prints are wonderful (Emma’s training saw her working with the team at Olivia Rubin, a designer known for her signature graphic prints) but this leather dress is my favourite piece from the aw12 collection.  It has a gorgeous fit and flare style, with contrasting royal purple top and tan leather skirt.  It makes me want to go dancing, and every woman should, I feel, possess a dresses like this in her wardrobe….

For more information on Emma Louise London visit her website here.

Wearing: Leather dress by Emma Louise London; Heels from Dorothy Perkins.
It is hot hot hot in New York City this weekend. Highs of mid 30s (90 degrees).  Carrie Bradshaw once said: “In a city of infinite options, sometimes there’s no better feeling than knowing you only have one”.  Right now my only concern is a focus on not melting.  See you on Monday, Blog Reader!