It's time to touch base with Katharina and visit the city of Cologne. We will be on tour, finding you all the best fashion to inspire you...so, till next week, watch this space!
At Dashing George, we have always paid a little bit more attention to the ladies, as far as fashion is concerned. This may seem unfair to our male counterparts and even more so for the boys out there who are indeed both fashionable and stylish. It is therefore, with great pleasure that we present this month’s Bombe du Mois…a new step in a new direction indeed for us, but as you will see by these photographs, Jakob is not only fashionable, but with styling by mum, he is also stylish! To see more images, simply click on the ‘Bombe du Mois’ button above…
Say the words ‘Swiss Made’ and you almost immediately think ‘expensive’. Add the word ‘Watch’ to these two words and then the mind begins to boggle indeed. Then, imagine if you were to come across a watch brand that is both affordable, with Swiss design AND made in Switzerland? This sounds like a match made in heaven. Then, you can only imagine our delight when we discovered Cornavin…
The company has a falcon as symbol and this describes the watch perfectly: strong and elegant. Founded in Geneva, the company is named after an area in the city and has been producing high quality timepieces for over a hundred years – and you know how we love good old fashioned tradition! Each model is limited to 999 pieces and here is the best part: we can all afford our own! The watch collection will not break your piggy bank and you can choose from urban and sporty to classic and timeless. Run by brother and sister, Omar and Souraya Najari, the company is keen to bring fun and energy to the market, already having high profile celebrities rocking their wares.
Our favourites include the CO 2012-2015R of the Downtown Sport Collection and the very refined Bellevue CO 2013-2003 (both pictured below).
Check out the full online collection and list of stockists through this link: http://cornavin-watches.com/
Photo Credits: banner photo taken from cornavin-watches.com. All other watch photographs taken from Cornavin’s official Facebook Page. Photograph of Omar and Souraya taken from 20 Minuten Friday.
We, here at Dashing George HQ, are all for mixing it all up and changing ideas...after all in the world of fashion, change is an essential element. So, for our new Bombe du Mois (coming soon) we have not only a new model, but a new theme...so keep your eyes pasted to our site for further pictures...
We are huge supporters of one-stop shopping. Like a long haul flight, we don’t want to be making pit stops…we want our final destination to arrive as smoothly as possible and with minimal fuss. That is why we are bringing you our highlights from one label because not everything need be so complicated. Life itself can be challenging enough, so move on to our favourite online stop for the week! Welcome to the wonderful world of AllSaints. This British label has been going from strength to strength over the last few years. What to expect? The latest trends, with a tough, clean edge. The AllSaints woman is sophisticated and daring all at one. She is a paradox indeed, but with an eye for detail and form. For larger images, simply click on the thumbnails below...
Channel a bit of Rodarte from the last season with this great Theodora choker, on sale through the official website at 59 pounds
This is just the type of thing the followers of Alexander Wang would find attractive. This Trente shirt is on sale at 49 pounds
the perfect silk dress to take you through business, to the nightclub…the Nala Floral dress is perfect for summer, and at under 60 pounds, it is a bargain
the sweatshirt was a key piece in many collections, with the collective fashion world killing for a Bambi sweater from Givenchy, and we adore this Nerine black leather sweat, on sale at under 90 pounds!
It’s all about shearling for autumn/winter and we are loving this short sleeved Baylis bomber jacket, on sale at 349 pounds
and if you are a size 38, then grab this last pair before it’s too late! These perforated Kawai boots are a good staple for the coming months, on sale at 89 pounds
Picture credits: banner from ble-shop.tumblr.com & all apparel images taken from allsaints.com
Bold colour is what summer is all about and we adore this skirt, spotted on the streets in down town Cape Town. The skirt is graphic, in its intricate pleating, but kept minimalistic through its basic colour. The sandals are really bohemian and laid back and the cloth necklace is understated and tone in tone with the white blouse. Overall, a perfect look for summer in the city that only houses the beautiful and talented. Add to this the wavy hair and well-earned tan and we are in heaven…
Picture credits: skirt taken from modaoperandi.com, bag from unger-fashion.com & sandals from anitahass.com
With all this rain and miserable weather, we have to stay optimistic and dream of vacation. The time to put up those feet and relax…and we, here at Dashing George, believe that relaxing should also be done in style…and with almost everything on sale at the moment, what better time to splurge and get a few key pieces to take your holiday to new levels?
Try this great kaftan from Fendi, on sale at under 387 euros through netaporter.com, it is the perfect poolside companion, plus you will make all the fashionistas turn green with envy
and for the evening, nothing says understated cool like a wrap dress from Lanvin, available on sale at 680 pounds through brownsfashion.com
take your legs to the limit with these amazing baseball lame shorts by Filles A Papa, on sale at 170 pounds, also through brownsfashion.com
okay, so the jury may still be out regarding wedge heels, but we are in favour of this classic…get the updated version by & other Stories, available on sale at 43 euros through the website…you can team it with a jumpsuit for careless French cool
and nothing is handier than a leather pouch when on holiday and we love this version also from & other Stories, on sale at 18 euros!
Banner from mystar.sapo.pt, Kaftan taken from netaporter.com, dress & shorts taken from brownsfashion.com & cork wedges & leather pouch taken from &otherstories.com
Pulling off monochrome is easy…but making it stand out in a crowd is not so…after all, there are only two colours to play with and these are rather simple, at that. Our next model, spotted in sunny Cape Town, had it all worked out…the wonderful long shirt, held together at the collar with a brass safety pin, the flowing pants and almost careless satchel and flat sneakers…this is so cool, it could be Armani…and we love it.
Picture credits: short sleeved shirt and tote taken from matchesfashion.com & chambray shirt from cosstores.com
There are by now millions of blogs out there and each is vying for the spotlight. Each trying to be unique, with a message or viewpoint to share and we are a part of this global phenomenon of blogging. While some may be highly professional, providing everything from lifestyle tips to links to store purchases, there are a few out there that remain artful, creative and vivid. We are happy to do some advertising for this type, as we, here at Dashing George, are striving for the same ideal: to brighten the world with fashion and bring you, our followers, the best photos and streetstyle to inspire you to experiment more with clothing and take risks…we love, love, love staceyannloves.com and hope that you will pay this Californian designer a visit and follow her as well as she has not only striking photography, but also travel tips and much more.
Go direct to Stacey Ann by clicking this link: http://staceyannloves.com/
All photographs taken from www.staceyannloves.com
With all the support for the last post, we decided to bring you a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look and show you the outfits we managed during our editorial shoot for our ‘Bombe du Mois’, Laura.
We decided to incorporate the trend colours for summer (strong black and white looks, island coral and turquoise) while not ignoring the statement patterned trousers that were in most collections. The mini layered with gold sequins is a nod to the old school glamour and the Chanel sunglasses fit the ‘Grace of Monaco’ effect we were going for. For tops, we stayed basic, letting bold necklaces do the talking for us! And of course, the LBD could not be missing as this is a staple…this time with a mesh arm, an updated look for the new season.
Picture credits: dress taken from topshop.com, mini & trousers from zara.com & heels from unger-fashion.com