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Sunday, September 6th, 2015

AW15 Coats & Jackets

Now it’s September we at team Feather & Stitch investing in our new winter coat. We think a good coat not only has to keep you warm through those long days of winter but most importantly it has to make you look and feel fantastic. It has to be cosy, chic and versatile enough to work with your entire wardrobe. This season we’ve been overwhelmed with choice. From classic camel to statement check, there’s never been a better excuse to update your coat collection.

A camel coat is a classic and the Swildens Napelo jacket gives the classic camel a military twist.

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Every wardrove should have a Parka but this season the Parka has gone super lux like Parka London’s Lara Coat.
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Check print was a major trend across the catwalks and especially in coats like Essentiel’s Khamisi coat and Des Petits Hauts Lisbeth coat and Firmin jacket.
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The oversized quilt coat was another huge trend. Essentiel’s Kinzafur coat with detachable fur coat is perfect.
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And finally faux fur is having another fashion moment this AW. We think the Litz coat from Des Petits Hauts is simply irresistable. We hope that wrapping up with some of our favourite choices will help you not only stay cosy this AW but look super stylish too!
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Sunday, August 16th, 2015

New Trend for A/W15 – Graphic Print

Our lovely Feather & Stitch customers are often eager to know “what’s in?” for the new season, so we thought we’d tell you about one of the hottest trends for Autumn/Winter ’15.
From the fashion shows in all four cities, one of the most vibrant of the new season trends was a bold, graphic art-inspired mood which came in every shade imaginable. ‘Checkerboard’ featured, alongside coloured, cube prints as designers presented their intricately geometric patterns.  
Two of our favourite brands – Custommade & Des Petits Hauts – have delivered on this trend in a stunning and super-wearable way, sticking to a largely monochrome pallet and classic shapes. 
So, go graphic with your knit, coat or shirt, team it with your DL1961 denim and you’ve got a casual but sophisticated look that’s fresh and oh-so-current!

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Friday, June 5th, 2015

Summer season outfit inspiration: part 2

It feels so good to say that summer is here at last. Let’s hope it’s here to stay because the number of outdoor events on the Feather & Stitch calendar is growing exponentially. This week I’m focusing on the more relaxed events we’re attending because putting a stylish yet casual outfit together requires the same careful consideration as a major social occasion, so today we’re drawing the fine line between being over or under done.

We’re really looking forward to the school Sports Day at the end of June; call it our competitive nature but we want to win style points well as the adult egg and spoon race. To wit we are eyeing the delicious Des Petits Hauts strappy silk dresses in a watermelon or star print and our flat Billi Bi sandals (we didn’t want to do the wheelbarrow race anyway). Add a cropped jacket or longline cardi if it’s a cool day.

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This summer we’re also heading to a family friendly festival with a group of friends and all our children in tow. I toyed with the idea of wearing a bohemian dress but the reality is a pair of relaxed DL1961 boyfriend jeans and a Rails sleeveless Britt shirt are going to be far more practical on the day and considerably easier to launder after the event (insert ice-cream spills and hot dog stains here). Speaking of practicality, I’m going to pair this outfit with the leather sky blue Liebeskind Biggi bag; it’s zippered, has oodles of space and tassles. What more could a festival-going mum ask for?

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Lastly we’re planning a few day trips and picnics throughout the summer holidays and need an outfit that can be styled any which way, which is why I’m choosing the Des Petits Hauts Kimoli Dress for these occasions. It’s made from 100% cotton so it will be cool even on the stickiest days. The ecru colour tones beautifully with a hint of tan, plus it layers beautifully over skinny jeans. Put simply, it’s a great all-rounder.

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Palm Print

PalmprinttextHistorically a palm print blouse would invoke images of lurid Hawaiian shirts and cocktails with equally generous measures of brolly and booze. Not so with Parisian label Swildens’ Menthe demi-sheer blouse which has been inspired by the palm trees of Goa.

This 100% silk blouse whispers of quiet refinement through it’s shadowy fronds and lined front panels. The only flesh on show is a shrouded hint glimpsed through the back as the blouse hangs demurely from your shoulder blades.

The buttons are covered by a double folded seam which add structure to the front of the blouse but raw cut strips of the printed silk are layered either side adding a lightness to the overall effect. This Swildens blouse runs true to size and is dry clean only.

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Stripes // Stripes

I love stripes. From a classic breton top to a wide chevron striped skirt I have them all in my wardrobe, but there’s always room for one more. Especially when the stripes in question are 100% cashmere and incorporate two of my favourite colours namely aqua and light grey. This 360ºSweater is ideal for spring being lightweight and oh so soft. You can’t see it in the photographs but there’s a cute button up detail on the side seam too.

It’s a great time of year to invest in cashmere; we’re in that in between stage where the weather has no idea what it’s doing from one day to the next so a lightweight yet warm knit performs a key function. It will layer easily over a shirt and under a jacket or it can be styled on it’s own, providing a versatility that our comfy heavy winter knits can’t compete with at this time of year.

360ºSweater have designed this sweater with drop shoulders and a boxy look, while it isn’t fitted it’s not oversized either. I chose a pair of our washed grey DL1961 Jeans to complement the cool tones. We’ve noticed how much you love our DL1961 jeans and so we’ve upped the number of different colour ways in our collection, check them out here and we are reordering them as fast as they’re flying out of the door. So if you can’t find your size in the colour you want send us a lovely email and we’ll special order them for you (there’s no need to thank us and no extra charge, it’s all part of our commitment to keep you looking gorgeous).

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Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Des Petits Hauts – Spring Neutrals

As I stare at the frosted roses outside Feather & Stitch HQ this morning the light dusting of ice has me reflecting on the coming season’s neutral hues. Outside looks soft and the leaves glisten in the sunlight; it has me wanting to cast off my layers of winter knit like an alpaca being fleeced of it’s coat. In short, I long for spring. This desire is not helped by the arrival of new samples from our Des Petits Hauts SS15 collection. They’re hanging on a rail a short distance from my desk and the colours are a breath of fresh air in the office.

The mood for this collection is light, feminine and well, sweet. The subtle shades bring to mind spring blossom, summer meadows and sandy beaches, which on this cold and frosty morning we are all longing for. Come high summer the blouses and t-shirts will be worn as separates but I can’t wait that long. I need to wear them now, so I’m going to layer them.

For me one of the stand out pieces of the Des Petits Hauts collection is the Ariane cardigan in ecru. It’s 100% cotton with a single golden lurex thread woven through the material, the thread glints when it catches the light. A simple, elegant cardi like this can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. For a day running errands I’m going to wear it with the Figue v-neck t-shirt in grey, a pair of our washed grey DL1961 Florence jeans, ankle boots and the Woopy scarf for extra warmth. For a night out I’ll switch the t-shirt for the Ondela blouse (I love the demi-sheer quality of this top coupled with the drops of colour) and a pair of heeled strappy sandals. If you prefer a longer length cardigan, the powder pink Albina cardi pairs beautifully with the Neve blouse as it highlights the rose gold thread running vertically through the material.


10_1412_FEASTI_FR52_1412_FEASTI_FR Polka dots, stripes and print are synonymous with the design ethos of Des Petits Hauts and they crop up throughout the new collection. The Creon cardi with its navy polka dot detail is a fabulous addition to your wardrobe and is  already a favourite at Feather & Stitch HQ. We’ll be wearing it with the lightly striped Gaspard T-shirt and the delicate Melodie blouse.

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We love to hear your feedback and comments about the collection so please keep them coming. Des Petits Hauts is available to pre-order online here.

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Monday, July 8th, 2013

Jamie’s Italian Trattoria Opens on King Street

Jamie’s Italian Trattoria opened today two doors down from Feather & Stitch on King Street – the perfect excuse to catch up with a girlfriend over shopping and lunch! On our way into the shop this morning we walked past a tasty looking display of pastries, muffins and coffees – hmmm these could be a bit hard to resist of a morning. For lunch there are “moreish bowls of pasta, mouth watering grills and colourful salads” and we’re told it’s also fine if you just want to pop in for some antipasti and a cold glass of prosecco – that’s our after work drinks sorted then! We took a couple of piccies for you. It has a lovely rustic feel with lots of different spaces, some intimate tables for two and some long tables for big groups. We’re told by the lovely host Lucinda that the great artwork on the walls is by Jamie’s mate. King Street is now even more of a go to destination!

Jamie’s Italian Trattoria, King Street, Richmond, Surrey

Inside Jamie's Italian Trattoria Richmond

Inside Jamie’s Italian Trattoria Richmond