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Diggin’ Dungarees

All those that keep a keen eye on fashion trends you will be already up to speed on the ‘Dungaree movement’ in the fashion world.

I’ve have accumulated two pairs so far one in a dark navy cord purchased from Anthropolgie ( bargain sale purchase) and the other curtesy of ‘H’ (husband) a fabulous Levi pair although new the denim experts have got the wash just perfect, worn and battered.

The thing is I can understand some peoples reservations and the whole ‘hillbilly’ connotations but styled with conviction these all time classics can truly give you a whole new outfit to feel good in.

They can also work for the whole family, OK maybe mum and child may have the upper hand on this one. Dad’s can unfortunately  end up looking like a rather famous trailer park serial killer. Probably not advisable for daddy’s weekend look.

ASOS ASOS

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Zadig &Voltair  smallable kids Zadig & Voltaire

souris-mini-dungarees-p_z_74446_A  Souris Mini

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How to wear them….. Sarah Jessica Parker & Keira Knightley

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But to end on a high you could all look this cool. All hail The Dexy’s

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Feeling Ruffled

My feathers are feeling ruffled by ruffles. Over the last few days the International Fashion Weeks are seeing ruffles walking down the catwalk adding a lovely touch of romance to many collections.

Ruffles can around a neckline or generally speaking on your top half work easier in a day to day wardrobe. Be wary that too many ruffles especially around hip and bottom area as they may not always be that flattering if mother nature missed you out when handing giving that tall willow gene.

Also too may ruffles in pretty pastels can reminisce of over done wedding outfits, add a feather fascinator and there is strong whiff of a garden marquee and prawn vol au vents.

But aside from my little warnings if you are a busy mum looking for a quick and effective new blouse to update your favourite jeans for the Spring Summer season then definitely seek out a blouse that has a few ruffles. Unfortunately, as of yet I have not found a good version on the high-street but when I do I of course will pass this on. What I’m finding with the high-street attempts at this trend is trying to save money on fabric costs is only allowing for small mean looking ruffles and I’m looking for more romance and billowing. So high-street stop, more fabric please.

For this trend post I have looked towards vintage, as I do with most things, for my personal inspiration board.

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Daddy’s little girl – Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha is definite evidence that creative talent runs in the family. Simone’s SS14 catwalk show delivered models with a more menacing edge then apparent in her previous designs.  Pearl-rimmed knee-high stockings and flashes of flesh gave a provocative fashion flirt. Also Parentalstyle enjoyed the return of the “Mowhawk”.

Daddy should be very proud of his daughters success. She has been blessed with the exceptional Rocha design gene.

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Fashion in Motion: Jenny Packham

Fashion in Motion is a series of live catwalk events presented at the V&A. Featuring some of the greatest designers of our time, Fashion in Motion brings catwalk couture to a wider audience by modelling it against the beautiful backdrop of the Museum.

The V&A’s next Fashion in Motion will celebrate the 25th anniversary of designer Jenny Packham, presenting highlights of Packham’s elegant and iconic collections. On graduating from Central St Martins with a first class honors degree in fashion, Jenny Packham went on to establish her own design house in 1988. Today the Jenny Packham label is one of the UK’s most successful independent fashion brands with showrooms in London, Paris and New York. Known for her glamorous evening dresses and bridal wear with luxurious embellishment, Packham’s designs are favoured by Hollywood stars and royalty alike.

Jenny Packham said,

‘Our 25th year provides the perfect timing to take part in Fashion in Motion, which will present looks from past collections and include some of our most iconic pieces. It’s a pleasure to be able to present these within the inspiring space of the V&A’s Raphael Gallery’.

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More for the boys. SS14 London Collections Men

To follow on from yesterdays Father’s Day and seeing as London Collections Men is in full swing I thought I would stick with the boys today.

So far from what I have seen, Christopher Kane’s collection is a stand out.

Rather than a standard catwalk show, Kane chose a more intimate presentation for the press and buyers in the capital for London Collections: Men. Being able to touch and see the clothing up close really gives you a different aspect of the craftsmanship that goes into these designs.

Kane has used graphics that create an illusion of 3-D effects. I’m personally relived not to see a heritage beard or an obvious nod to technical sportswear. PS likes the cleanness of the lines and yes although it is sporty it is balanced perfectly with deconstructed tailoring. All in all a strong season from Mr. Kane.

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