I love dresses they are perfect for just the ease of putting it on and not worrying if the top goes with the bottom or if you’re having a “fat” day there is always a wrap or shift dress which will make you look and feel slimmer – you can accessorize up or down and hey they look great on their own with just shoes and bag to go …..
So I’m always on the lookout for new labels or brands and I have found two new favourites the first is Red Valentino - RED (which stands for Romantic Eccentric Dress, as well as the company's trademark hue) is the sister line of Italian fashion powerhouse Valentino, and was launched in 2004. With all of Valentino's sophistication - but injected with a more contemporary feel - playful tulle-detailed T-shirts and ruffled taffeta party dresses are the label's signature – I am deeply in love.
Then I discovered Emilia Wickstead launched in 2008, with private showrooms in Chelsea and Knightsbridge and a flagship store in Belgravia, London. Emilia Wickstead Atelier a ready to wear collection is housed in tandem with Emilia Wickstead’s made to measure garments. I adore the ladylike elegance and the prints of this range.
Red Valentino Embellished mesh dress £690.00 Net a Porter (see more)
A stunning black mesh round necked and sleeveless dress with Paillettes, beads and sequins embellishment, gathered waist, unfinished hem, fully lined and finished off with a concealed hook at back of neck- made from 100% nylon; lining: 100% viscose- sized Italian 38 to 50
Red Valentino Flared satin-faille coat £645.00 Net a Porter (see more)
In forest-green satin-faille this coat has three-quarter length sleeves a half belt and is pleated from waist with a full skirt it’s is fully lined and finished off with a concealed snap fastenings through front- made from 100% polyester; lining: 67% acetate, 33% polyester and sized Italian 38 to 50
Red Valentino Floral-print blazer £535.00 Selfridges (see more)
A satin–twill blazer with exposed button fastenings at front and collar, two front pockets, in a unique floral print, it is fully lined- made from 100% polyester and sized 6 to 14
Red Valentino Jersey and lace dress £350.00 Net a Porter (see more)
A stunning little black dress in mid-weight jersey with a sheer lace insert, sheer cap sleeves, grosgrain trims and bow embellishment and a concealed zip fastening at side- made from 84% viscose, 11% nylon, 5% elastane; fabric2: 75% acetate, 20% nylon, 5% elastane and sized extra small to extra –large
Red Valentino Ruffled stretch-crepe dress £345.00 Net a Porter (see more)
A bright red stretch-crepe dress with a ruffled neckline and scoop back, bow waist belt finished off with a concealed zip fastening at side- made from 84% viscose, 11% nylon, 5% elastane and sized extra small to large.
Red Valentino Lace–back dress £340.00 Selfridges (see more)
A jersey and lace dress with a round neck, short sleeves with bow detail, scoop back with lace and ruffle trim, finished off with a concealed zip fastening at side and made from 68% viscose, 29% nylon- sized small to extra-large.
Red Valentino Lace-trimmed wool wrap cardigan £295.00 Net a Porter (see more)
Black fine-knit wool with blush lace trims, in a wrap style and a ribbon tie fastenings at waist made from 100% wool; lace: 60% viscose, 40% polyamide and sized extra small to extra- large
Red Valentino Bow-embellished patent-leather loafers £280.00 Net a Porter (see more)
A nude patent-leather slip on loafer with elasticated side inserts, bow embellishment, almond toe - sized 35 to 41 with half sizes
Silk Twill Dress £595.00 Emilia Wickstead (see more)
A retro look dress with rever collar, fitted top and three quarter length sleeves and full skirt – in silk twill with a retro Paris print – sized 8 to 16
CAZIBE 8 £32.00 Ottoman Hands (see more)
I had these adorable earrings sent to me and they are lovely – just love the movement - Handcrafted earrings set with semi-precious stones finished in gold plated bronze – they are also available in TopShop.