It is a new month and we thought we would bring you something ravishing…something bold and this month we are featuring a new face of the month from the sunny city of Cape Town…for the full editorial spread, click our ‘Bombe du Mois’ button above…
The days are numbered till we release our new face of the month...and till then, here is a bit of a teaser...
To the city renowned for its diamond trade we go and this time we hope to spot some dashing streetstyle to inspire you... Antwerp is after all home of the famous Antwerp Six: Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Van Saene, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee...and all these changed international fashion forever...so keep your eyes glued to this space for more details...
Picture credit: Antwerp image taken from besdesignguides.com
Picture credits: all Georgina pictures taken by Aris Rammos, Elle magazine images taken from standard.co.uk & thefashionisto.com
Menswear is always a tricky business. Unlike women, who shop till they (literally) drop, men are not that keen to spend hours trying to find THAT perfect shoe to match THOSE trousers. Men, and here I know, I am generalising, tend to love one stop shopping…that is why department stores thrive even in economic meltdowns. But, there is still hope…on the streets of London, there are men choosing their clothing carefully and with razor-like precision.
Case in point, our next look, spotted in Lambs Conduit Street. We love the patterned shirt and of course the ever-so –comfortable cardigan. Match these with worker jeans and retro/cool sneakers and it is urban without being too contrived. We love the buttoned up look and match this with rolled up jeans and we are ready to shop similar looks in a heartbeat.
Universal Works, founded in 2008 has gone from a kitchen table idea (yes, the founder, David Keyte, originally worked out of his own kitchen) to being stocked across the globe. It is menswear with a comfortable twist, proudly British, produced overseas and in England. With this label, quality speaks the real fashion language and here are our top three picks that you can shop online at universalworks.co.uk
Up first we have a raglan sweat in grey marl, retailing at 119 pounds, then bring out your country side with this angler waistcoat in khaki twill, selling at 95 pounds. Finally try these great comfortable trousers in indigo chambray, retailing at 99 pounds. They are great on the plane and even in the office…
Picture Credits: all apparel taken from universalworks.co.uk
With summer on our doorstep…okay we, here at Dashing George, are a bit optimistic about this, but with all the amazing fashion available, we are eager to pack away the winter clothes and pull out our light sweaters and linens. We love this next London look, with this bare midriff and wonderfully colourful shoes, it signals in the warm weather with elegance. The carefully tailored trousers finish off the look and we are loving the minimal jewellery as well.
For our top three shoe hits, we go to stories.com and here they are: up first, we have a great high heel in blue and turquoise, priced at 95 euros. Next we have these great folded grey leather sandals retailing at 65 euros. We end with these perforated high heel mules, selling at 95 euros.
Picture credits: all shoe images taken from stories.com
With a bit of gothic flair, we present our next London look, spotted in the bustling Lambs Conduit Street, our new favourite here at Dashing George. We love the see-through blouse, the severe fringe and of course THAT jacket…like we always maintain, wearing all black is a true test of style because you have to rely on layering or different materials to add depth…that it why this amazing jacket brings it all so wonderfully together.
The shoes are by Grenson, so we have our top three from the same British label. Up first we have the Emily three tone brogue selling at 285 pounds, then how about a summer-friendly Sally loafer retailing at 200 pounds? Finally grab some attention with these green, burgundy and gold Martha shoes, selling at 285 pounds…they are perfect all day round and will be a godsend at the party later!
Picture credits: all shoe images taken from grenson.co.uk
With the likes of the Olsen twins beckoning us to take a slouchy approach to fashion, we are in full favour. We love this new appeal of luxe meets comfort, as we believe, as fashion bloggers, that you only look great when you feel great, so being comfortable is more important than being a fashion slave.
We stumbled across this look in London and love this oversized sweater. Of course the boyish jeans complete this relaxed look perfectly, injecting a bit of ‘devil may care’ attitude. The gold ballerinas add a bit of sparkle and harmonises well with the pale pink wool on top. As far as the hair goes, we adore it! Fantastic when paired with these remarkable sunglasses. All in all, a look that could work in LA, Paris or even Hong Kong.
Our top three sweater options come via Zara. We think this chunky knit cream sweater with fringes is a great fashion investment and at 39,95 euros, it is a steal. This black and white sweater with slit sleeves channels just enough Armani to get you noticed, retailing at 39,95. Finally, get some Stella McCartney look-a-like going on in your wardrobe with his V-neck sweater selling at 29,95.
Picture Credits: all sweater images taken from zara.com
When in doubt there is always one item of grunge clothing that can save a day…the checked shirt. We love this basic as it makes us think of that wonderful time in the 90’s when fashion merged so wonderfully with music…think Kurt Cobain or even, the supermodels with George Michael in that amazing ‘Freedom’ video…
Our next look, total McQueen, is wonderful because he teams this great shirt with matching plimsolls…and we love this! Take the beard (very British) and earring (another nod to 90’s chic) and we are high-fiving this balance of retro and contemporary. And the fact that the shirt remains buttoned-up adds a preppy spin as well.
Our one stop shopping is this time at Asos where these three shirts (priced at 29,99, 31,99 and 145,99 respectively) are our pick of the crop…
Picture credits: all shirt images taken from asos.de
With spring nudging its way into our calendar, we are all for skirts as they allow a bit of summer in while the temperatures are still low…take this next look, spotted in Oxford and immediately a winner for us. We love the zip up boots and the pleated leather skirt. Add to this the minimal top and wonderful full hair and it is a look that stands brave and tall above the other fashionistas.
We have our top three skirts for you and this time we keep it in the UK, with all of our choices coming from Whistles…Try this great Palm Print Split Skirt for a bit of the tropics (be sure to tan your legs though before!), this Wrap Midi Leather Skirt is hard enough to work at night and fashionable for any occasion during the day. Finally try this Button Through Shibori Skirt is just the right thing to pack when you jet off for your much-earned holiday.
Picture credits: all skirts taken from whistles.com