Friday...a gorgeous day outside my window and the weekend could already start, in my humble opinion...but to kick off the two days of rest, I had to post this awesome picture of Ivan and his partner in crime, wearing fabulous prints. For long, the butt of many fashion jokes, prints were thought to be the material retired men in Florida would wear...but thanks to the fashion gurus, prints have become a way of expressing moods, seasonal styles and colour...thanks Ivan for the image and keep on being bang on trend with this look...the sunglasses are mega, by the way.
I am back in Switzerland...it was a whirlwind Hamburg tour with the weather acting up in typical style, testing every wardrobe choice and camera shooting possibilities. I am so grateful to have seen some of my friends, and a big thank you to Laura, Duygu, Cecile, Ria, Gerd and Esther for making time to see me...and a VERY special thank you to my hostess, Susi, who opened her home to me during my stay up north.
Fitting my Sunday mood is this amazing picture of my friend, Ivan, who is always ultra cool and manages to make any moment a good photo moment (I am loving the LOVE tatoo as well). I am a big fan of the dungaree look, having acquired one finally last summer...it is a farmer look I think I will carry through a few seasons.
Putting a smile on your dial is just the way to start your week, so we here at Dashing George HQ, thought it appropriate to start with some positive fashion. This next Londoner was kind enough to pose for us and was so delighted that we asked that she flashed us a mega smile, which always works in our book! Nothing more mundane than pouting and acting all serious when you want to come across as cool and fashionable.
We love the leather jacket (always a good basic), the buttoned up collar and the patterned trousers. Add to this mannish brogues and it is comfortable street wear, but a look that will allow you access to any bar or club when the sun decides to dip.
Our top three leather looks are as follows: a sleeveless black leather jacket from The Kooples selling at 455 swiss francs, or this beige leather Bolton jacket by Isabel Marant available through anitahass.com, selling at 950 euros. And be eco-friendly with this Concious leather jacket from h&m, retailing at 249 euros.
Picture credits: leather jackets from thekooples.com, anitahass.com & hm.com
It is that time of the year when it is warm and then cold the next minute. It is spring after all and we need a good coat to cover up and keep the chill away. So, when this next Londoner walked on by we had to get a shot of her amazing coat. We love the denim and of course, statement necklace. With her hair swept back, the focus is on her face and thought out look.
Well, for coats you can go from high street to high end. Our one stop shopping has to be Acne. We love this mustard Rimini coat, retailing at 750 euros. Then slip into this Friday paper navy trench coat, selling at 600 euros. Finally, try the very on trend ruffled look and channel some Marni into your closet with this marvellous beige coat, priced at 670 euros.
Picture credits: all merchandise taken from acnestudios.com
We turn up the British flavour with our next laid back men’s look spotted in London. We love the flat cap and the rugged lumberjack style shirt. Add to this the traditional yet top notch denims and we are loving this combination. We love the black Grenson shoes that add an elegant edge to this rather casual look.
For more wonderful footwear, visit Grenson online or in Lamb’s Conduit Street, where tradition meets fine leather. We love the black Archie loafers selling at 285 pounds. Then our second choice would have to be the very gentlemanly pair of Monty shoes (with tassles), priced at 200 pounds. Wear with your oldest jeans and a simple white t-shirt for boyish cool. Finally put some muscle behind your footwear with these Fred boots retailing at 260 pounds. They are light enough for summer and will be wonderful for autumn when they are a bit worn in.
Picture credits: All shoe images taken from grenson.co.uk
Oversized blouses are a super basic that can go from raw silk all the way to lush velvet if the need be. Our next London look, all McQueen, is of course urban with a raw edge. The boots are practical, but with enough heel height to take it from day to evening wear quite easily. We love the open hair and of course the wonderful belt that cinches in the waist to perfect proportions!
Our label of choice for perfect blouses has to be the French label, Equipment. Our top three include this marvellous bright white mini embroidery shirt, retailing at 198 dollars. Then try on this mannish blue sartorial striped shirt, selling at 188 dollars. Finally, try this nude pyrite animal print blouse, retailing at 258 dollars.
Picture credits: all merchandise images taken from equipmentfr.com
With typical British flair, we present our next London look. We love the true mod feeling of this look, the fifties style top and the ever so cool loafers. Add to this the great glasses and of course, the figure-hugging trousers and it is a look that could take you from Italy to France and back to swinging London in the blink of an eye.
Our label to watch for me has to be Peter Werth, who supplies the coolest men’s fashion with a retro touch. You can find this label at Seven Dials Store and online at peterwerth.com and also topman.com
Here are our top picks, all taken from Topman…keep the rain at bay with this blue mac, selling at 149 pounds. Then add a layer with this dogtooth jumper retailing at 65 pounds. Finish your look with these tan shoes, priced at 89 pounds.
Picture Credits: all merchandise taken from topman.com
With a head of hair like this and a poppy blouse to bring it even more to the max, this next London look is sure to bring a smile to your dial. We love the look because it is a punch of colour and why not, when spring is on our doorstep…well this side of the equator at least!
Our new find regarding concept stores, has to be Darkroom, where you can find great home décor, stationery and fashion side by side…Our first choice is this wonderful Lizzy Disney bag, retailing at 280 pounds. Our second object to love would have to be this gold ring by Henriette Lofstrom, selling at 224 pounds. Finally, try these Lark Optics sunglasses selling at 295 pounds. They will take you from the safari into the city in one smooth leap! So visit them either at Selfridges or Lamb's Conduit Street...or be lazy and fire up your laptop and visit them online...
Picture Credits: all merchandise images taken from darkroomlondon.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