With just a hint of Madonna circa 1982, we unveil our 'Bombe du Mois' for September, Julia. Please click on the 'Bombe du Mois' button above for more glorious images...
It may be hard to believe, but we are on the road again...well, almost. We are packing suitcases and sorting out planes, trains and automobiles! And this time we are heading north...to the harbour city of Hamburg. We will be collecting photos, streetstyles, editorials and interviews, so keep your eyes glued to our website for more!
Picture credit: taken from nachhaltigleben.de
Yes, people, it is that time of the month again...we are completing the final stages of our editorial for you...so keep your eyes glued to this space for the new 'Bombe du Mois' September...
Yulia is a busy one at Paris Fashion Week...this time seen on the runway at none other than Indian designer, Manish Arora's Spring Summer 2015 show...for those of you still not aware of who he is, then take a look at Yulia's amazing outfit. Manish is known for his detailed work (threaded and embroidered by indian artisans, no less) and his colourful , poppy presentation. This new collection is more reduced, the pastel palette very evident with a definite sporty touch. We love the light, uncomplicated feeling for this new look, as well as the high tech advances he has made using laser-cutting techniques. Below are a few more images from the show that we love...the long t-shirt dress will surely be a winner for summer next year! For those wanting more, visit his new flagship boutique in Paris or save the trip and visit him online at manisharora.com
Picture Credits: Yulias's pictures courtesy of Fb, reuters.com & kansascity.com, Maish Arora logo taken from romanticdramaqueen.com & all other runway pictures from afashionistasdiary.com
We snapped her on the streets of Paris, and even with little make-up, she was a head-turner. Now, Yulia has popped up on our radar again, this time modeling for Ground Zero at Paris Fashion Week…and we love this label (and Yulia’s tough streetwear look). The design duo Philip and Eri Chi are not ones to be afraid of pushing the envelope regarding their fashion. For Spring Summer 2015, they have plenty of see-through panels, nineties grunge flavor and enough print to keep any comic fan happy. Our top pick would have to be look 19 that has a great cropped top with barbed wire pattern…and we love of course the two outfits that Yulia modeled (pictured below)…the Japanese inspired red dress is a great signature piece and the short ‘skater’ dress is an eye-catcher with the electric pattern details.
banner from top43dprinting.com & runway photos taken from FB.
Day one en route to Milan and as luck would have it, our next model, would of course seat herself next to me…so we have about an hour to Milan (with the occasional delay, this is Italy after all) and after complimenting her on her marvelous Goyard shopper (I am a big fan and hint hint, my birthday is coming up!), the ice was cracked and we got on like a house on fire indeed…swopping our fashion stories and hits and misses of the fashion season…It was my first encounter with an Italian on this trip and as she hails from Naples, we spoke at length about the differences between the northerners and the southerners…in the south, they love colour and in the north, it is chic…in Milan especially, it is serious fashion, almost business like. It isn’t every day that we are privy to this sort of almost ‘insider’ info regarding the Italians, so, it was a riveting train ride…although early, and no coffee in sight (I was saving my appetite for a good espresso at Eataly), I was suddenly alert as if I was at a final exam in school! So, it was of course natural to ask her to pose for us on the bustling central station platform in Milan, no less…but she was more than gracious and in a few minutes, we had the following images wrapped up. We, here at Dashing George, love the leo print bomber because it is collarless and the simple, yet high tech trousers are wonderful, because they are perfectly cut. The sandals are modern (with a hint of Fendi) and her personalized Goyard is fashion forward with the bag straps wrapped in silk scarves, no less.
We love the printed jacket, and here are our top three, found through our high street retailer of choice, Topshop:
1. Monochrome sequin biker jacket by Rare, selling at 68 euros through topshop.com
2. Border print bomber jacket, selling at 72 euros
3. Rainbow rose bomber jacket by Jaded London, selling at 85 euros
Picture Credits: All apparel taken from topshop.com
Trying to find good vintage clothes can be very frustrating, unless you have a few good stores and a lot of patience. For those heading to Cape Town, you may be thinking, why on earth would we find good vintage clothing so far from the fashion capitals of Europe and USA? And here we have a find indeed. The store of sister-team Bianca and Simone on 88 Long Street, in the heart of the CBD, is a treasure trove filled (and not packed!) with well-chosen clothing to spirit you away from the daily grind.
Second hand is always a tricky thing. The items need to be special and a sense of nostalgia or history is wonderful when purchasing something that is not simply on every corner. After all, a vintage Chanel is something that has a sense of style and elegance that never dates. And while some fashionistas are all about the ‘new’, let us not forget that much of what we see now on the global catwalks, spring from the inspirations of older designs. Think about how many times our heroes of today have referenced their predecessors…like Hedi Slimane at YSL paying tribute to the tuxedo.
The curious name ‘Afraid Of Mice’ stems from the two sisters’ cat, Rocky, and while this sounds rather playful, the store is serious about its rails of dresses and selected one-off pieces. Although I can imagine that Bianca’s closet must already be bursting at the seams (because you would want to keep a few things for yourself!), the feeling is one of sharing when you enter this great boutique. When we met Bianca in store, she was charming and open to our blog (for which we are always grateful), and also posed for us…we love the mini and top…and the coy attitude is always a plus for us here at Dashing George! We wish them all the best for the future!
Picture credits: Banner photos taken from antoniaheil.com
The Queen may not know we are coming, but we are still excited about our trip to the city famed for it’s bold red phone boxes, beaver fur-helmeted guards and high tea…yes, we are off to London! To the city that never sleeps and we are all geared up for great streetstylers, wonderful boutiques and fashion that is both quirky and bold. So, till next week, watch this space!
Picture credit: banner taken from tiki-toki.com
Picture credit: store picture of Merchants On Long taken from elle.co.za, Okapi logo taken from positiveluxury.com
We are back on home ground and busy sorting out the 'Milan File', as we are now calling it here at Dashing George HQ...and what a great file it is! We were indeed spoilt for choice...I love this city, with it's frenetic energy and whirling women in amazing outfits. There was a great interview with Nathalie Jean, our new must-have jeweler who welcomed us into her boutique, then a stop at 10 Corso Como, where we were able to set up an impromptu photo shoot, and then streetstyle that made us practically drool...so, in the next few days we will be releasing more and more from our great italian tour.
Picture credit: Jürgen Küssow