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.

Lingerie Lust: Base Range

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base range lingerie 4I get more questions about where to buy lingerie essentials than where to find the more ‘special’ intimates.  I secretly love this, as it tells me that my readers are equally as interested in function and form when it comes to lingerie as what to ‘show’ off and wear for beauty and impact.  My next two Friday lingerie posts will therefore focus on my favourites for perfectly lovely and essential undergarments.

The first of these posts brings us Base Range, from Denmark and France.  Base is all about a Basic Aesthetic for Sustainable  Easywear, with a focus on clean, easy and accessible garments that exist somewhere between modern culture and the natural world.

Currently on sale at Net A Porter, Base Range holds the philosophy that sustainable products should not be a luxury, and as such they have priced their garments very reasonably.  Created from natural fibers such as bamboo and organic cotton, and using only natural dyes (no chemical or bleaching products) a series of beautifully basic soft cup bras, bodysuits and briefs make up the underwear collection.

This is a brand of minimalist separates and sporty yet feminine lingerie.  Visit the Base Range website HERE.

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