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5 ways to spend Mother’s Day

By February 29, 2016 EVENTS
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Show you care this Mother’s Day by treating the most important woman in your life.

We’ve picked our top 5 ways to spoil your mum this Sunday, including special exhibition visits and afternoon tea!


Visit Kew Gardens Orchids Festival

Sunday will be your last chance to see The Princes of Wales Conservatory transformed into a mass of tropical colour. The theme for the orchid festival this year is colourful carnival, with the attention focused on Brazilian hybrids which take over the glasshouse in a series of displays. Highlights include Rainforest Tree sculptures, Bromeliad covered Brazilian carnival dancers in the pond and the vibrant tropical plant tunnel.

Make your visit to the Orchids Festival extra special by treating your mum for afternoon tea, including a glass of prosecco!

 Details:

Festival ends on Sunday 6th March

Afternoon tea: 1pm-3pm (£17.50 per person for a classic afternoon tea, £24 per person including a glass of prosecco)

Venue: Orangery Restaurant

Kew Garden entry fee: From £14 (https://goo.gl/u6saF6)


The must-see exhibition.

Vogue 100: A Century of Style at the National Portrait Gallery is THE exhibition to see. This beautifully curated exhibition by Robin Muir maps the evolution of Vogue images over the last 100 years, including original prints from Vogue’s conception to iconic celebrity photographs.

Vogue’s various photographers, including Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn and Nick Knight, have been brought together in an show of iconic images. The exhibition not only shows the incredible photographic journey of Vogue over the last century, but it offers a behind-the-scenes view to how the world’s most famous magazine in made.

Details:

Exhibition ends 22nd May

Prices: £19

Venue:

The National Portrait Gallery


For the green-fingered mum

Discover the paintings of some of the most significant artists who explored the theme of ‘Painting The Modern Garden’ in the new exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. The exhibition displays artwork from some of the most important Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Avant-Garde artists of the early twentieth century.

Highlights include Monet’s incredible Agapanthus Triptych and Kandinsky’s Murnau The Garden II which are displayed alongside masterpieces by Van Gogh, Matisse, Cezanne and Renoir.

Make the visit extra special by visiting a special after-hours opening on Mother’s Day which includes a drinks reception in the RA’s Fine Rooms and free-reign of the exhibition.

Where: Royal Academy of Arts

When: Special Mothering Sunday evening, March 6th

Prices: £17.60 or £25 including the drinks reception.

More information: https://goo.gl/QdGQw3


Afternoon tea for 2

Fortnum & Mason is the original London tea house with experts with nearly 300 years experience. The fourth floor Tea Salon is a calm haven away from the flurry of shoppers outside. With a pianist adding to the atmosphere, sit back and enjoy the fine variety of sandwiches and pastries. Choose from a Traditional Tea, a Savoury Tea or the luxurious High Tea.

Details: Mother’s Day sittings are from 12pm-6pm.

Where: Fortnum & Mason

Prices: From £40


Spa treatment

 Treat your mum with a luxurious thirty minute Bagatelle de Gabrielle facial massage from the luxury skin care brand Omorovicza. Visit the pop ip at Clifton Nurseries for an invigorating facial treatment which uses a modern approach to the traditional Hungarian massage which targets the face, neck, shoulders and décolleté. The massge increase the muscle tone, improves firmness and eliminates excess toxins.

Details: Thirty minute facial massage

Prices: £25 (redeemable with any Omorovicza purchase)

Where: Clifton Nursery


Check out our top pick of Mother’s Day gifts in our edit here!

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How to dress for the party season

By December 25, 2015 FASHION
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Embrace the opportunity to sparkle this festive period with our gorgeous evening wear!

Whether you’re looking for a high-octane outfit for a New Year’s Eve cocktail party, or a post-Christmas dinner party-with-friends look, we’ve got your occasion covered this season.

The party season is renowned for sequined wonders and glitzy showstoppers. With our eveningwear edit, we can show you how to add a hint of glamour to your wardrobe, without going over the top!

Now is the time to find key pieces that will see you through the party season and into the new year. What we love best about our eveningwear is that it is completely timeless, you can wear them on New Years Eve, but they would also look great for special occasions throughout the rest of the new year.

Comfort and confidence are key this season, so we’ve designed easy-to-wear capsule pieces that fit well but also add that all-important sparkle!


 

The Dress

Our Likki dress with is a fantastic evening piece. With a soft cowl neck feature at the back neckline, this is understated elegance at its best.

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The Top

The Holly vest top is a sparkling addition to your wardrobe. Dress it up for evenings out or add some day time luxe with casual trousers.

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The Jumper

The Vali sweater is a boxy shaped, lurex style. Giving an instant elegance with its subtle metallic sparkle, this is the perfect day to night sweater.

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The cashmere hoodie

By November 2, 2015 FASHION
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In our opinion, there’s nothing better than the feeling of head-to-toe cashmere. Maybe we’re biased because we love ANYTHING cashmere but there’s something ultra luxurious about lounging around the house in this beautiful yarn.

Our Steph hoodie is our newest edition to our loungewear collection. It’s zipped to give you ultimate ease and the hood is softly ribbed to up the luxury factor.

Paired with our cashmere joggers, Natalia, you can achieve the perfect weekend look in comforting cashmere!

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Natalia Cashmere Joggers and Steph Cashmere Hoodie in Camel

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Bank holiday style

By August 26, 2015 FASHION
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Whatever the weather this bank holiday weekend, we can assure you that you will be well-dressed! It looks like summer weather is on it’s way out, and autumn has begun (which we couldn’t be more happy about!). Bring on cosy jumpers!

We’ve compiled a long weekend style guide featuring our new arrivals for autumn to make shopping easy for you.

P.S. Hurry, we have FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE until midnight, Friday!


Midi skirts

A pleated midi skirt is an easy way to add a hint of volume to your outfit this weekend. Tuck in a slim fitting sweater, or layer an oversized knit over for a modern silhouette.

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Waif midi skirt £99

Waif is our belted wrap skirt with flattering front pleated details and a soft pleat at back.

Styling tip: Pair with a slim, fitted top for a modern silhouette.

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Gwen Pleated Skirt £89

The Gwen skirt is a pleated, wool skirt in an on trend midi length. The pleats create a flattering slim line silhouette!

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The new trouser

There’s nothing more chic and classic  than a slim fitting smart trouser. Style with stilettos for sleek evening style or with slip on trainers for a stylish weekend look.

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Clement Slim Cut Trousers £109

These are our high waisted trousers that taper to a cropped length with a feature button at the ankle. Versatile and comfortable, these trousers are suitable for work but can also be dressed down for a casual look.

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Pride Slim Cut Trousers £89

Our Pride Trousers are a chic, cropped length with a pleat at side hem creating an unique harem shape in a tailored fit.

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Jo Wide Leg Trousers £99

The Jo trousers are our new slightly cropped length for the season. Loosely tailored with feature pockets at the front, they can be worn with heels for a sleek look or brogues for a more relaxed off-duty feel.

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Cashmere cover-ups

Feeling the chill in the evenings? A throw on light-weight cashmere scarf is perfect for wrapping up when on evenings out.

P.S. We’ve found that our Tesoro scarf has come in handy when wanting to get comfy on the plane! Perfect for a bank holiday getaway.

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Tesoro Cashmere Scarf £149

Composed of 100% cashmere, this luxurious scarf is available in a range of colours and works as a scarf or shawl.

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Whatever you’re doing this weekend, make sure your doing it in style! Fingers crossed we get good weather.

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How to wear: boxy fit

By July 17, 2015 FASHION
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Today we are focusing on our favourite box fit styles.

Let’s start by deciphering our boxy shape!

Decoding the Les 100 Ciels boxy fit

Our designs are built around a core of classic silhouettes, which are combined with contemporary fashion styles every season.

The Les 100 Ciels ‘fashion’ styles combine innovative cuts with unique detailing, featuring dipped hems and asymmetric shapes.

Inspired by minimalist shapes, the selected styles fall into this innovative fashion range but still remain super easy to wear!

Read our how-to-wear guide to make choosing your fashion-forward styles that much easier!

 


‘The loose-fit’

Katie is our easy-breezy summer style in natural linen. The silhouette is loose with a slight flare and features a split-hem for added interest!

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Katie Linen Top | £69

Styling tips: Contrast the flared top with slim-fitting jeans for a modern silhouette. This is the style for you if you want to flatter your middle area.

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‘The cropped box’

Chant is short and sweet with a bright, bold print! There’s a split at the back which creates a figure-flattering line and features cropped sleeves for a fresh feel.

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Chant | Was £109 NOW £65 

Styling tip: Feeling adventurous? Clash with another print for a fun on-trend look. Or simply pair with a flared skirt to create a dynamic shape (perfect if you want to create curves!)

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‘The Summer staple’

Wendy is our wardrobe staple for the summer. With the weather acting unpredictable recently, an easy cover-up is essential. With its relaxed boxy shape, Wendy is the perfect off-duty weekend jumper.

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Wendy Cotton top | Was £69 NOW £41 

Styling tip: We like to wear ours with a button-down long denim skirt and Birkenstocks for the perfect weekend look. The slouchy fit flatters all figures.

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‘The midi’

Chess is our long-line midi dress with a statement pocket. The boxy fit of this dress works well with this length, giving a streamlined and elongated silhouette!

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Chess Cotton Dress | Was £89 NOW £53 

Styling tip: Wear this relaxed t-shirt dress with converse or sandals for a weekend lunch date with friends!

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‘The pleated box’

Inspired by the classic shirt, French scoops at the front and has a pleated. Made from 100% cotton, it’s easy to wear and cool in these summer months!

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French Shirt | £79

Styling tip: For a versatile day-to-night look, wear with a pair of slim fitting cigarette trousers and heeled sandals. This style skims over the hips, complementing fuller figures.

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‘The bat-wing box’

Galine is our super comfortable hero piece with contrast accent colours, perfect for making a statement this summer.

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Galine Boxy Top | £59

Styling tip: Layer over classic high-waisted jeans or shorts for a fun and colourful day look! The loose fit of Galine is flattering for fuller-bust figures.

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Hot sale picks

By July 10, 2015 SALE
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The sales can be hard to navigate, so we’ve picked our top picks from our summer sale to make shopping easier for you!

Our selection features styles that are now up to 50% off (keep your eyes peeled for a few of our bestsellers in there!)

Shop our sale now!


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