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Archive for August 2013

We have introduced a fabulous new feature to your Dressipi Recommendations, the Outfit Builder. Select any garment from your recommendations page and you will be able to see it in an outfit that matches your Fashion Fingerprint® for any occasion from Work to Casual to Evening to Occasion. You can swap garments and also save your outfits. What’s more, when you receive your weekly Perfect For You email you can also see each piece recommended in an outfit that suits your shape and style.

1. If you look at the garments below you will see this prompt “NEW See Outfits” and a hangar icon:

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If for example we select this prompt on the Ted Baker clutch and we will get an outfit or two or three! The pink button that says Edit Products In Outfits allows you to pick a different piece:

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2. On your RECOMMENDATIONS pages you can do the same thing. If I want to see the Topshop skinny jeans in an outfit all I need to do is hover over the icon that is simply three dots (next to ‘likes’ and ‘dislikes’). The hanger icon will then appear.picsjpeg

3. Alternatively, if I have clicked on the actual garment, on the right hand side there is a pink prompt button under the price that says ‘See this in outfits’:

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4. Here is a handy how to use the outfit builder video to show you how you can see, rate, swap garments and save outfits:

Modify your outfit in Dressipi outfits from Dressipi on Vimeo.

This is simply the beginning. We are improving this exciting project on a daily basis, so we welcome all of your feedback,

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If ever you are after a style icon that embodies that enviable French je ne sais quoi, look no further than the impossibly sophisticated Catherine Deneuve. It’s all about understated elegance that quietly oozes enough sex appeal to render men speechless. And it is all thanks to Yves Saint Laurent who dressed the young Deneuve for her iconic role in the film Belle du Jour (picture above). What a wardrobe maestro to have. The film marked the beginning of an enduring friendship between the two. Capture some of that demur but equally alluring style with this Ted Baker shift dress and French chic Roger Vivier heels. Complete the look with NARS Belle Du Jour lipstick. The needlepoint is optional.  Natalie x

1. Ted Baker dress

2. Roger Vivier black mid-heel courts

3. NARS Belle Du Jour lipstick

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Showing how she put the super into model, Cindy Crawford works a casual look that we love. It’s part of her effortlessly cool airport chic repertoire and here’s how you can get it all on the high street. She’s wearing a buttery soft suede waterfall jacket, which you can channel with a must-have waterfall cardigan. This item is simply perfect for throwing over a pair of jeans or fluid jersey dress. It’s what I like to call an ‘indoor jacket’. Mint Velvet is one of those brands that’s very good at working those easy-to-blend-into-your-wardrone pieces neutral shades, like this khaki waterfall knit jacket. Every wardrobe needs a set of very basic tees in simple greys. These are so easy to style under and with everything. This piece from COS has a soft touch of silk in it, but Zara, H&M and GAP all do good variations too. Burgundy, wine, aubergine, bordeaux…whatever you want to call it…you’re going to be seeing a lot more of this dark, broody colour for the winter. It makes a wonderful alternative to black especially when it comes to footwear. These suede wedge boots work a dream with a skinny jean and for the wintry months with black opaques and a little dress. Don’t be afraid to wear a statement necklace by day. It doesn’t have to be ultra-bling, think more of layering chains or multi-strand pieces. Finally, a fabulous oversized tote will take you from onboard-to-weekend-to-work. Now all you need to do is strike a pose. Natalie x

1. Mint Velvet waterfall jacket £89.

2. COS silk mix t-shirt £39.

3. H&M  jeans £24.99.

4. Carvela by Kurt Geiger ankle boots £150.

5. Wallis necklace £6.50.

6. Mango moc-croc black tote £49.99.

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If you want to give your wardrobe an instant trend boost, then introduce a dash of plaid and a touch of tartan. You can go top-to-toe or simply accessorise, accessorise, accessorise. What’s more, this gorgeous check will keep you ladylike or turn you into a grunge goddess. Take your pick. Have a look in your wardrobe for your favourite basics like a  pair of jeans, chic flats, tote bag, plain coloured top. Freshen it all up with this new season check. I have had my eye on these Lucy Choi London tartan heels for a while – they give a playful spin to a vampy style classic and will go perfectly with some of my favourite LBD’s that I have had in my wardrobe forever, as well as my alternative to jeans Zara’s great black leggings which I buy each season.  As you can see from the above looks, I have used ‘hot-off-the-catwalk’ inspired tartan to spice up outfits made up of past and new season product. Soooo easy! Natalie x  

1. Lucy Choi London heels , COS leather clutch, Zoe Karssen t-shirt, The Kooples crop trousers, Zara black jacket.

2. The Cambridge Satchel Company bag, Alexander McQueen flats, Marc by Marc Jacobs scarf, Belstaff jacket, Topshop jumper, Mango jeans.

3. Zara jacket, Dune flats, See By Chloe bag, H&M top, J Brand jeans.

QUESTION: My son is getting married in December and I would love your advice on what to wear, bearing in mind I am only 5′ 1″?

ANSWER:  A lot of people think that if you’re a mother of the bride or groom, you must be more extravagantly dressed then any other guest there. However you will make the most impact if you are true to your natural style- in other words, you are comfortable and ‘yourself’. What’s great about your style is that you are naturally drawn to elegant and chic, yet contemporary pieces- perfect wedding attire!

1. Diane Von Furstenberg dress £309: – As you are petite it is important to keep your dress length at the knee or slightly above. This will ensure you avoid looking shorter than you are. This gorgeous figure-sculpting shift from DVF comes in a versatile cobalt blue shade. It is a chic investment piece and will look just as good for evening events and occasions as it would for a chic dinner at the weekend. 

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2. Linea dress, £130: – For a less expensive alternative, we love this navy lace dress by Linea. Like the DVF piece it is a little long for you, however if you got it taken up a tad it will still look stunning.

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3. Coast jacket, £110: – As the wedding is in winter, you will need some form of protection from the cold weather. This tailored jacket from Coast is clean and neutral, so won’t take anything away from your dress. It is also a great wardrobe piece as it will style up a tailored pair of trousers or your favourite jeans to perfection.

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3. Topshop courts, £58:– Metallic accessories can really set an outfit off. We love these gold leather courts from Topshop which are great for any age group (if you like a high heel).

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4. Reiss courts, £135: – If you think a smaller heel will be more manageable, this taupe pair from Reiss will look fab.

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5. Dune clutch, £35: – An embellished bag will add some extra glam factor to your outfit without being OTT. This sequin clutch from Dune is stunning and would work well with the Linea dress. Alternatively you could try a different shade of blue to style with the DVF dress, like this structured clutch from Coast. Ria x

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Take a ruffled style leaf out of screen goddess Marlene Dietrich’s book and dress up a tailored black blazer with a cascading front blouse. Add a lashing of bold red varnish for start quality nails.

1. Topshop black jacket £50

2. Ralph Lauren Blue Label blouse £288

3. Chanel ‘Dragon’ nail varnish £17.50

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Shhhh. I won’t tell a soul…but now’s the time to very quietly borrow from the man in your life’s wardrobe. Those gorgeous cashmere jumpers and cardis of his that he never wears, the odd shirt….here and there…you can style up a new season storm with is wardrobe thanks to the masculine-feminine trend. Just take a leaf out of Stella McCartney’s own style as well as the trend sweeping the a/w catwalks. The new mood in tailoring is a little more relaxed and a lot more oversized. Loose-fit silky blouses will drape beautifully over tailored pinstripe trousers, and the new-style oversized coats form a great contrast.  Pair with a high-heeled ankle boot or a killer stiletto for the feminine part of this look. Oversized watches are the only accessory you’ll need in a fabulous blingtastic gold or silver. So go quietly whilst the football is on and have a look – you’ll be surprised what gems you’ll find in his wardrobe.  Natalie x

1. COS red wool coat £150

2. Joseph  cashmere cardigan £315

3. Michael Kors pinstripe trousers £157.50

4. Michael Kors chronograph watch

5. Nine West ankle boots £165

6. Uniqlo silk blouse £39.90