StyleOnTheCouch Loves: Three Floor Fashion

Refinery 29 named Three Floor Fashion one of their labels to watch this year.  I’ve also had my eye on this emerging brand who are creating affordable, contemporary and cutting edge designs.  Three Floor have put together some beautiful lookbooks for their collections – the current one reminds me of Bertolucci’s film ‘The Dreamers’ with its romantic colours and youthful styling.  For summer a sensual palette of cool white, apricot and blush pink meets with a little drama in the bolder, brighter tones of crimson, aqua and navy.

Image above, left to right: Poser Skater DressNew Girl Dress and Hoxton Dress.

I own the Element Dress from Three Floor Fashion, a bodycon style with velvet bandage detail:

I’m almost loathe to share (!) but I’ve had my eye on this Hidden Gems dress for a few weeks now (image below, dress on the left).  Mesh, lace and pleated chiffon tick a lot of boxes for me this summer:

Below: Another of my favourite dresses from Three Floor, the French Exchange Midi Dress.  With contrasting panelling in the colours rouge red and nude this is a very striking summer piece. I especially like the sheer and flirty pleats:

Although I have focussed largely on the dresses from Three Floor in this post, the brand have several separates too.  The Race Sequin Shorts and Sun ‘Del’ Ray Dip Hem Shirt make for a very hip summer outfit.  Another of my favourites (yes, there are many, ahem) is the Bare Neath Peplum Top, a very cute mesh and neoprene design with clever geometric contouring to give the illusion of nipped waist.

Above: a selection of dresses from Three Floor.  Below: the Delight Dress, currently available for pre-preorder.  Another two-tone number with nude and aqua panels, it has a unique two level skirt – not one of those ‘high low’ designs but skirt-cape kind of style.

I like my Element Dress for its luxe feel and interesting cut out pattern.  It’s something very different for me and I’ve been wearing it with my Helmut Lang jacket and Dorothy Perkins black patent pumps (closest match here).

I hope you do check out Three Floor Fashion sometime, Blog Reader – they are creating some very innovative and affordable designs, so don’t miss out!

Wearing: Element Dress, Three Floor Fashion.  Outfit photos by Lydia Hudgens.  Additional photos: Three Floor Fashion.

Dress Me.

I leave you with a mixture of themes in today’s post, Blog Reader, as I am flying away tomorrow to the place that is fast becoming my second home in the US; Austin, Texas.  I’ll be catching up with some friends, hanging out at Barton Springs and enjoying a different pace for a while (that and 30 degree heat, ahem).  Thinking about what to take with me this evening reminded me just how much I love dresses for travelling – for easy packing, for helping you achieve such simple, feminine, breathtaking ‘no-effort’ looks on holiday and giving a wonderful focus to accessories.

This is one of my favourite dresses right now – the Aurela Essential Knit dress from BCBG Max Azria.  ’Essential’ is perfectly fitting since I wear this dress a great deal, styled several ways.  The neckline can be worn scoop or lower on the shoulders, it looks amazing with a statement necklace and the asymmetrical hem puts your shoes right out there too.

Here I am wearing the dress with the lingerie-related portion of this Friday post – the waistcoat from the Aiko range at Lascivious, who continue to impress me with their innovation and creativity.  Combining a heavy metal chain with silky rope, the waistcoat is a lovely twist for the dress, contrasting its femininity with that little bit of an edge that you know, Blog Reader, I love.

The shoes in this post give the whole outfit a splash of colour.  There is a story behind these elegant sandals – I bought them after seeing them on the blog of my friend MsTwirlySkirts, who bought them after seeing them on another blog, Damsel in Dior.  That got me thinking that there just might be something inspiring and influential about these fashion blogs after all *winks*.

Back to the issue of the title ‘Dress Me’ – below are some of the spring dresses I am coveting this week that I would happily pack in my suitcase:

From left to right: Genie Pleated Maxi from Reiss;  Runway Muse Colour-Block Chiffon Maxi from BCBG Runway; Waflle Knit V Neck Dress in mint by Tibi and the Aurela Essential Knit Dress, also BCBG Max Azria.

Friday Lingerie Lust will return very soon.  Have a lovely weekend – if you miss me, you can catch up with my antics in Austin on Twitter and Facebook.

Wearing: Aurela Essential Knit Dress; Zara Basic Sandal and Lascivious Aiko Waistcoat.
Photos by the genius who is Lydia Hudgens.  Lydia has some free spots if you’d like to shoot with her in NYC this month – get in touch via her website.