Saturday, 8 December 2012

It Takes Two ... Party Dresses

We were searching high and low some great party dresses to create a festive window for our offline shop, The Terrace in Lyme Regis, and found a new, exciting designer who has just launched her first collection this Autumn Winter 2012.

Naomi Tsukishima worked at French Connection as a fashion designer and has now gone solo. Her style is sleek, edgy and stylish and she uses beautiful contemporary shaping and cuts. We fell in love with her collection, so her creations now stars in our Party Dress window.

We chose two totally contrasting dress styles for two different party occasions. One is a sleek dark navy cocktail dress with elaborate beadwork on the cap sleeves and a zip detail up the entire middle of the back. This is an elegant dress which contours the body shape and combined with a pair of slick heels is quite simply stunning.

The other is a cream floaty ruffle dress which is ultra feminine with diaphonous detailing. It is a tiered dress with pleats and beadwork above the bustline. This can either be worn as a short dress or combined as we have with a pair of leggings like the Naomi Tsukishima leather-look stretch leggings.

We hope to be running more of the Naomi Tsukishima range in 2013 to add to our growing range of women's clothing and accessories.

Naomi Tsukishima Navy Beaded Cocktail Dress
Naomi Tsukishima Navy Beaded Cocktail Dress
Naomi Tsukishima Navy Beaded Cocktail Dress Back
Naomi Tsukishima Navy Cocktail Dress Back Zip Detail
Naomi Tsukishima Cream Floaty Ruffle Party Dress
Naomi Tsukishima Cream Floaty Ruffle Party Dress
Naomi Tsukishima Cream Floaty Ruffle Party Dress Back
Naomi Tsukishima Cream Floaty Ruffle Party Dress

Friday, 7 December 2012

New Romantics

This Autumn/Winter's clothing collection by Danish fashion label, Cream, oozes feminine romance and we think it is their best collection yet. Cream Clothing can be worn both simply or layered to give a more timeless bohemian style. But whatever your look, it is all about the details this season with ruffles, lace, bows, lace, ribbons and embroidery. has expanded its range significantly, to include not only clothing but also some of Cream's fabulous accessories including leather and suede boots, long socks, belts and scarves. In the Cream clothing range we have selected dresses, cardigans, tops, leggings, blouses and ponchos. We particularly love the little ponchos such as the MARIA (second picture) which can either be teamed up with pretty lace dresses such as the SOIA or with jeans and simple tops such as the AISHA.

Cream Soia Lace Dress and Veronica Lace-Up Leather Boots
Cream Clothing Soia Dress and Veronica Boots

Cream Maria Poncho with hood & Soia Lace Dress
Cream Clothing Maria Poncho & Soia Dress

Cream Biba Cardigan
Cream Clothing Biba Cardigan

Cream Lolly Top & Flora Wedge Boots
Cream Clothing Lolly Top & Flora Wedge Boots

Cream Oline Knitted Cardigan & Flora Suede Wedge Boots
Cream Clothing Oline Cardigan & Flora Wedge Boots

Cream Soia Lace Poncho & Aisha Jersey Top
Cream Clothing Soia Poncho & Aisha Jersey Top

Cream Manja Dress & Dikte Scarf
Cream Clothing Manja Dress & Dikte Scarf

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Party Heels for Festive Frocks

One of the great things about Christmas and the festive season is the dressing up, whether it's the office party or friends over for dinner on a cold winter's night. We abandon all common sense, don our little party dresses and brave sub zero temperatures and it's all part of the festive fun!

It's the one time of year when we don't need an excuse and revel in the frivolity of sequins, beads and glitter and all practicality goes out the window. And finding that perfect pair of party shoes is the essential finishing touch to our festive finery.

If you're looking for something a little bit different from the usual black party heels, here is a selection from our Autumn Winter  2012 Ruby Shoo collection. Ruby Shoo is a relatively new label which is getting quite a following. They have some of the quirky styling of brands such as Irregular Choice or Poetic License, but are much more affordable with prices starting from £39.95.

Ruby Shoo Black Hepburn, £39.95
Ruby Shoo Black Hepburn, £39.95
Ruby Shoo Black Monroe, £39.95
Ruby Shoo Black Monroe, £39.95

Ruby Shoo Wine Monroe, £39.95
Ruby Shoo Wine Monroe, £39.95

Ruby Shoo Lace O'Hara, £44.95
Ruby Shoo Lace O'Hara, £44.95

Ruby Shoo Red O'Hara, £44.95
Ruby Shoo Red O'Hara, £44.95

Ruby Shoo Purple Wine O'Hara, £44.95
Ruby Shoo Purple Wine O'Hara, £44.95


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Bags of Envy

What's not to love about Winter handbags! Dark, rich and exciting ...

This season we have introduced a new label, Juno, and its winter bag collection with studding, mock croc and patents gives an edgy twist to their stylish glamour. Here are five black handbags from the Autumn Winter 2012 Juno range.

See our Juno collection on

Juno Maceio Black Mock Croc Bag, £69
Juno Maceio Black Mock Croc Bag, £69

Juno Manaus Stud Bag, £59
Juno Manaus Stud Bag, £59

Juno Vitoria Patent Bowling Bag, £59
Juno Vitoria Patent Bowling Bag, £59

Juno Salvator Tassle Hobo Bag, £45
Juno Salvator Tassle Hobo Bag, £45

Juno Porto Alegra Patent Shoulder Bag, £69
Juno Porto Alegra Patent Shoulder Bag, £69

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

All I Want For Christmas ...

With much of the Autumn Winter 2012 Desigual women's clothing collection now on sale and with some big reductions at, now is a good time to take advantage and buy your Christmas gifts for your fellow Desigual lovers. But don't leave it too long as the best pieces sell out pretty quickly in the lead up to Christmas.

Around the world, this brand grows stronger and stronger as people discover its eclectic range and fall in love with its use of vibrant colour, textures and individuality. The collection continues to grow with handbags, scarves and jewellery becoming a hugely popular part of the offering. Even if you don't feel you have the occasions for the colourful clothing, a beautiful necklace or Desigual bag can add a clever twist to a casual outfit.

At we have a large range of the Spanish brand label Desigual and there are some amazing statement pieces that will make ideal Christmas gifts. Today we are looking at a few more of our best selling lines which can combine to make an outfit.

We love the DESIGUAL TRESS TOP from the Desigual Linea range designed in collaboration with flambuoyant fashion designer, Christian Lacroix. The beautiful Desigual Tress top has a black and white print overlaid with a patchwork montage and pink and purple voile flowers. This gives it a very feminine touch. The top looks great teamed up with the DESIGUAL PANT LA PASION TROUSERS for a really eye-catching outfit.

Desigual Tress Top

Desigual Pant La Pasion Trousers

Team these two items with a gorgeous little box bag from Desigual. The DESIGUAL CLUCTH MARS CHAROL BAG has a long shoulder chain and is just big enough for your essentials for Christmas parties. 

Desigual Clucth Mars Charol Bag offers free UK delivery for orders over £30 and Next Day Delivery for orders over £100. In addition, we ship across the world including the US/Canada, Australia/New Zealand and throughout Europe, offering free delivery to many on orders over £100.

Monday, 26 November 2012

All I Want For Christmas ... is Desigual!

Whether you're buying a Christmas present for a loved one, or dropping a big fat hint to someone close, there is an amazing collection of Desigual women's clothes and accessories at that we think will be big hits with any ardent Desigual fan. Here are some of our top tips for Desigual Christmas gifts, many of which are now on sale with up to 33% off!

This week, we'll highlight a few of our best-sellers from our offline shop to give you some different ideas of what have been the biggest hits for this Christmas from the Autumn Winter Desigual clothes and accessories collection. Remember, we ship to many countries around the world and for many of them there is free delivery for orders over £100.

You may already have a Desigual coat, but a statement jacket such as the DESIGUAL DINA JACKET could be just the piece to bring a big smile to your face on Christmas Day. Heresay says that one customer who bought this, loves it so much, she wants to be buried in it. A little extreme perhaps!

Desigual Dina Jacket

If you're looking for Desigual dresses, has a large collection including some from the Desigual Linea (Christian Lacroix) range and the Cirque De Soleil range. There are sophisticated Desigual dresses like the DESIGUAL SALLY dress in blue and colourful ones like the DESIGUAL VALENTINA REP dress.

Desigual Sally Dress

Desigual bags, scarves and jewellery always make great presents at Christmas. Cross-body bags like the DESIGUAL BANDOLERA MARTINA have been very popular and big brass bangles such as the DESIGUAL P.U. Bracelet. The brand has been busy expanding its range of accessories and so now you can find virtually every size bag and necklaces, bracelets and scarves, all wonderfully colourful and vibrant.

Desigual PU Bracelet

Desigual Bandolera Martina

Happy Christmas Shopping!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Bring Colour Into Your Life This Winter

Sitting here on a gloomy British Winter's day, it seems very apt to write about the power of colour to brighten your spirits. And never is it more important than in the winter.

It's no exaggeration that when women walk into our shop wearing brightly coloured clothes, they are more often than not the ones with the biggest smiles on their faces!

One of the best exponents of colour and extrovert prints throughout the seasons, is Spanish fashion label Desigual and its Winter 2012 collection is a riot of styles, textures and a rich palette of colourways. Aptly named, therefore, the new season's range is called the 'Rainbow' collection underlining that Winter doesn't have to be the preserve of gloomy and sombre colours.

As Desigual says "Winter 2012 season takes the exuberance, colour and beauty of the Rainbow and transforms them into garments and accessories full of strength and freedom."

Take a look at Desigual's coats and jackets collection on, all of which will guarantee admiring glances, such as the SUENOS LIQUIDOS and LOVE coats, as well as the DINA jacket - the latter two designed in collaboration with Christian Lacroix.

The main stay of Desigual collection will always be their dresses and you find both long and short-sleeved dress, A-line, fitted, short and long. Match them up with bold and colourful tights or with darker tones for a chic look.

This year we've introduced more of Desigual's fashion accessories including their bags, jewellery and scarves. Take a look at our new Desigual collection which includes coats, dresses, tops, skirts, leggings, bracelets, necklaces, scarves and bags.

Desigual Suenos Liquidos Coat

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Scarves: The would be king of fashion accessories!

The humble scarf has come a long way from its functional origins. Today, it is becoming one of the kings of fashion accessories. This simple addition twirled, twisted, knotted or wrapped can take a simple outfit to another level. The scarf has almost become as iconic as a great bag or piece of statement fashion jewellery.

This winter 2012 will be big for scarves including the snoods, but scarves are now an all-year-round wardrobe accessory. From beautiful, colourful summer prints to neutral wraps, there is a vast array to choose from.

Many women talk about being bag or shoe fanatics, but there is now a growing number of scarf lovers who enjoy playing with the different ways to style and tie them around the neck, head or bag.

Scarves were first seen in Italy and originally carried to mop the brows of men working in the heat. They were called sudarium, which translates as sweat cloth. The transition into something more refined came in the 1800s when certain well know fashion houses took this rag and turned it into something of beauty, the best known being Hermes.

The next transition came when cheaper fabrics came onto the market, allowing scarves not just to be the preserve of the wealthy.

The scarf is a sign of the times reflecting social mood, so in the 1960s you had colourful prints, whereas in the war years the scarves were more understated.

Lots of new accessories are coming in weekly including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, shoes and sandals and our collection of scarves at

Darling Shadow Grey Floral Print Trudy Scarf
Darling Shadow Grey Trudy Scarf £29.00
Multicolour Purple Jesse Scarf
Purple Jesse Scarf £9.50
Desigual Panu Scarf
Desigual Panu Scarf £29.00
Darling Nora Wrap Scarf
Darling Nora Wrap Scarf £35.00

Thursday, 10 May 2012

At last ... colourful, fun shoe designs at affordable prices

It's easy to find plenty of stockists of cheap shoes on the high street, but if you want something that is a bit quirky and different, you tend have look at higher price tags like Irregular Choice and Poetic Licence. So we were delighted when we found Ruby Shoo and it seems that our customers have been too! Great designs but with great prices starting at £34.95 up to £49.95, the Ruby Shoo collection is in its infancy with a small selection this year but likely to expand over the coming years.

We love the Spring Summer 2012's collection which include the wedge platform Hayward shoes with a cheeky peeptoe and the Loren wedge sandal. There's also the elegant Bancroft with a kitten heel and perfect for special occasions and wedding receptions.

More stock coming in early June 2012.

Ruby Shoo Hayward Platform Wedge Shoe
Ruby Shoo Hayward Wedge Platform Peeptoe Shoes

Ruby Shoo Loren Wedge Sandals
Ruby Shoo Loren Wedge Sandals

Ruby Shoo Bancroft Kitten Heel Shoe
Ruby Shoo Bancroft Kitten Heel Shoe

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Pretty vintage floral prints remain very popular and this year has two charming collections from Patchouli Fair and the quintessentially English brand, Darling.

The romantically styled Patchouli Fair tea dresses come in a range of colours and prints and are so flattering and versatile. They look great worn with coloured tights and a flower in the hair, or layered with leggings or over trousers.

The charming Darling range also has some vintage floral print clothing styles in its range such as the Trudy Tie Blouse and the Valerie Dress and this year, they have also introduced a range of fashion accessories including scarves, leather and synthetic bags and purses. And we hear that Darling has many celebrity followers including Mylene Klass who was spotted wearing Darling dresses on two of her TV shows this week.

Mamatayoe presents "The Tea Time" Spring Summer Collection

Take a peek at our adorable Mamatayoe Collection on

Desigual New & Good - Spring Summer 12 - Catwalk

See our fantastic Desigual Spring Summer Collection at

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Big & Bold: Scarf Print Trend

The classic silk scarf has been pulled from the 80s closet and brought back to life again, making it one of this year's fashion must-haves.

The scarf print trend is big for Spring Summer 2012 and is a fun and glam take on the classic silk scarf prints by Hermes and others. It was all over the catwalks, led by D&G, Versace, Carven and DKNY with bold prints turned into amazing tunics, dresses and trousers.'s limited edition Critical Mass fashion collection has two scarf print collections: Jewels and Equestrian, both of which use striking prints on beautiful fabrics.  See the collection at here.