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Cool linens and textured totes spell hot days, sunshine and summer. Take these pieces to the city with a leather espadrille and your must-have jeans. Natalie x

1.Topshops jeans £38, 2. Monsoon top £35, 3. Tory Burch sunglasses £137.82, , 4. Zara bag £39.99  5. Air & Grace heels £99

 

 

2017-03-03-one-look-rtChunky knits are just what the weather ordered this weekend. Something cosy but perfectly chic. We love this hint of a breton stripe knit from M&S. Style with slim or straight leg jeans to complement the volume. There’s a 60’s style feel to these black flats from Topshop and they’ll also work a dream come next winter too with a little denim mini skirt, opaque tights and a faux-fur cropped jacket. Speaking of chunky knits you might also like this pink striped piece from Miss Selfridge £28, or this grey cable knit by Fat Face £25Natalie x

1.M&S jumper £39.50, 2. Gucci sunglasses £240, 3. Citizens of Humanity jeans £320, 4. Coach bag £495, 5. Topshop flats £29

 

 

2017-01-27-one-look-rtOversized duvet dressing is just the thing for these sub-zero temperatures we’ve suddenly been experiencing. Luckily there are some gorgeous takes on this cumbersome but cosy sounding trend. New Look has some fabulous oversized cropped puffa jackets in every colour from cobalt blue to moody burgundy. This boxy shorter style gives a neat ‘n sweat feel. Remember to balance out volume with a slimmer fit jean or trouser. Statement cuffs are still going strong and this jumper combines a sort of newish trend with a wardrobe staple – the horizontal stripe. I like these Topshop sunglasses. They feel very Tom Ford but at a snip of the price. There are still some good deals to be had in the sales, these Dune boots are timeless, and that slinky stiletto heel will style up one of your favourite day dresses for a chic evening look. Natalie x
1.Topshop sunglasses £14, 2.Zara jumper £19.99, 3.M&S jeans £29.50, 4. New Look coat £44.99, 5. Dune boots now £80.

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Whether it’s with a scarf or a jacket or these fabulous heels, November is the perfect month for introducing wintry plaids to your wardrobe. They’ll give an added accent to a paired back look. Style with black opaque tights and a denim skirt, and slip a must-have black jumper under this faux-shearling jacket for a chic run-around look. Natalie x

1.Whistles jumper £95, 2. Zara jacket £59.99, 3. See by Chloe skirt now £97, 4. Marc Jacobs bag £395, 5. J.Crew heels £248.

 

 

 

 

 

2016-10-28-one-look-rtIsn’t it wonderful that coats this season can double up as duvets. Technically speaking it will feel as if you have never let the comfort of your own home. The chunkier, the cosier, the better. That goes for your knitwear too. Balance it all out with a slinky pair of skinny jeans and a burst of metallics. Throw in a pumpkin orange accessory in the spirit of Halloween. Natalie x

1.Zara coat £79.99,  2. Toast jumper £135, 3. Topshop jeans £45, 4. Mulberry bag £795, 5. Adidas shoes £94.99

 

 

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1. Topshop bodycon dress £45, Topshop biker jacket £52, H&M earrings £5.99, Coast metal clutch £65, Zara suede sandals £69.99

2. M&S floral print clutch £29.99, Ted Baker dress £139, H&M neon ballerinas £7.99, Mango sunglasses £22.99, Links of London earrings £67.50

3. Zara jaquard top £39.99,   Topshop denim jacket £40 , H&M shorts £7.99, KG by Kurt Geiger wedges £110, Miss Selfridge earrings £12.50, Mango sunglasses £22.99

Today on Dressipi we have our first ever Star Style Guest, Camilla Morton, fashion writer and author of the acclaimed How To Walk In High Heels and the Fashion Fairytale Memoirs. Camilla’s taken time out of her fashionably fabulous schedule to talk to us about her latest book in the Fairytale series: Diane Von Furstenberg and The Tale of The Empress’s New Clothes.

1. Your first two Fashion Fairy Tale Memoirs were with Christian Lacroix and then Manolo Blahnik. What made you do the third one on Diane Von Furstenberg?  

Diane von Furstenberg is such an inspiring role model that she was already the heroine of the story with or without the fairytale! As soon as I read her story I paired her with the Empress – not the Emperor – that was the tale of a young fashion novice and her quest not so much for New Clothes but about feeling comfortable in who she was.  DVF’s graphic colour, bold style and empowering wardrobe were just what my Empress needed.

2. What was it like working with her, and transporting her amazing sense of colour, print and style into one of your gems of a book?

Diane is amazing to work with – imagine how you feel when you first try on one of her dresses, or your favourite LBD? It’s like that. She is all you would hope for and more – she makes you want to push yourself to achieve something really wonderful, and so believed in this project and had such a strong vision she really bought this story to life.  I love all the graphic colours and iconic prints – each of the books in the series is unique to the designer and this book, like DVF clothes, makes you feel good to be a woman, proud to show off your curves, empowered by your femininity and being true to who you are.

 3. You mentioned the title of the book ‘The Empress’s New Clothes’ and about not knowing what to wear, which sounds oh so Dressipi … we make magic happen!

The Empress of this story would have definitely been on Dressipi  – she loves fashion but she is not sure of what suits her and what her style is so she lets herself get bullied by what she thinks is ‘fashion’… The Empress is like many women – she wants to be noticed but is getting noticed for the wrong reasons, and it’s not that she is a vain peacock, it’s actually the reverse – this is a story that acts as a cautionary tale to anyone that has ever wept ‘I have nothing to wear’…

 4. We are all about building confidence…How empowering is fashion?

Very empowering.  Fashion should be there to enhance your figure and your personality.  Fashion is to have fun with, to make you stand tall, to help you with that business meeting as much as stand out on a first date as much as at the school gate.  These fairytales are to remind you of fearless childhood ambitions – it’s that anything goes attitude that is so empowering, gives you the courage to say ‘this is who I am and this is how I dress’ – knowledge is power – fairytales help you dream, Dressipi helps you make the wardrobe a reality…

 5. What are your three fashion fairytale must-haves and why?

A pair of heels that make you feel like Cinderella…

A dress that makes you feel like all eyes are on you…

Underwear that holds you in all the right places so that you stand tall as if a crown was on your head…

6. We have lots of glitter shoes on Dressipi.  Where is your fairytale pair?

Go to Harrods.  For Christmas on the fourth floor there is a Disney Magic room – inside here is a Cinderella Slipper Salon and here they are selling a LIMITED EDITION (only 10,000 pairs) of Cinderella’s glittering slipper, it is sparkling silver glitter, a mid-heel that is perfect for dancing all night, is served to you on a red velvet cushion, and is made for Princesses between the ages of 2 to well past happily ever after… I slipped in there and left with a pair – and they are only £36!

 7. Where is your magic wand taking you next?  

Next up I am working on a sequel to How to Walk in High Heels… I have avoided this for a while as I wanted to wait until I got the perfect publisher and formula but I am working on something very exciting at the moment… and then hope to be creating a good many more Fashion Fairytales.

Diane Von Furstenberg and The Tale of The Empress’s New Clothes is available to buy now – just in time for Christmas!

(All pictures in this blog are from the DVF Fashion Fairytale Memoir and illustrated by the DVF Studio)