Posts Tagged ‘Silk Blouse’

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

New label for AW16 takes boutique by Storm

Danish brand, Storm & Marie, is the latest label to hit the rails of Feather & Stitch.  Combining minimalist design with a rock-chic edge, the brand embodies the cool Scandinavian style that many of us covet and love.

The capsule collection is made up of beautiful silk pieces in russet tones; a key colour palette of the season. The pieces are individual enough to be mixed and matched with your basic staples, such as jeans or leather skirts, however also combine to make great outfits.

The orange Nadia silk dress has buttons down the front and a drawstring waistband. It looks great with black ankle boots and a slouchy cardigan in the day, or heels and gold accessories in the evening.

Storm & Marie, Orange silk dress, Des Petits Hauts, Grey Cardigan, Gold Pendant

The Nadia silk trousers and top are luxurious with a fun twist. Featuring an afghan hound in copper tones against a black background, you certainly won’t spot anyone in the same outfit at the party. It’s a totally unique and retro design, printed on well-cut pieces. Wear together or play safe with black separates; or go bold with a clashing print, like the Wall shirt in a gingerbread colour.

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Last and by no means least, the copper Fazela short sleeved top and long sleeved blouse will take you from summer to autumn; day to night. Wear at work with black trousers and gold accessories and make a statement in the evening with a leather or floaty skirt, a black blazer and a gold clutch.

Storm & Marie, black silk skirt, AW16, leather trousers

We have an additional 1-2 pieces in store which aren’t on the website, so please do come and have a browse and a try on if you can. Shop the collection before it goes, as we’ve ordered a small selection to keep each piece relatively exclusive. Enjoy.


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!

Des Petits Hauts, graphic print, AW15, monochrome coat, printed sweater, gold sweaterDes Petits Hauts l – r: Firmin jacket; Bilbao cardi; Cambre sweater; Lisbeth coat.

Custommade, AW15, graphic print, sweater, silk shirt, graphic print silk blouse, striped jumperCustommade l – r: Fiva sweater; Rabab sweater; Favour sweater; Ozlem shirt.

 

 

 


Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Summer season outfit inspiration: part 1

The Chelsea Flower Show marks the start of the British summer social season and now it’s upon us we’ve been thinking long and hard about what we’re going to wear to the unmissable summer events on our 2015 calendar. First up are summer weddings, this year we’re bucking the trend of a dress and instead looking for silk separates like our Munthe silk trouser suit (available in cream or navy). A trouser suit will help you to stand out in a sea of dresses and the pieces can be worn separately to different events across the summer giving your wardrobe greater versatility. The matching silk blouse is also available as a tank with a racer back design, perfect for keeping cool on hot days. Wear with seriously great hair and heels, accessorise with our Becksondergaard O-Ida leather clutch purse.

Munthe, silk, silk trouser suit, silk trousers, silk blouse, printed silk, Munthe, silk tank, silk blouse, silk top, printed silkWe’re attending Royal Ascot this year and wouldn’t dream of flashing our thighs at Her Majesty the Queen, which is why our oversized silk Kokoon dress is our go to for this event. Paired with Billi Bi flats (because we’ll be walking on grass and don’t want our heels to sink into the turf) this dress epitomises that cool insouciance so often lacking in the overly tight, restrictive attire race goers have been sporting of late. The key to wearing this look well is simplicity, the dress has impact enough so keep jewelry to a minimum (those Dior pearl earrings would be a dreamy match) and team it with a beautiful clutch.

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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

The long and the short of it

Printed blouse, printed shorts, silk shorts, silk culottesSummer shorts are rather a lot like Marmite, you either love them or hate them. We fall heavily into the love category at Feather & Stitch and Fiona’s fresh take on how to wear this classic summer staple is nothing short (if you’ll pardon the pun) of inspirational.

These feminine and colourful silk culottes from cult London label PYRUS are ideal for the woman who wants to get into the shorts trend without revealing too much leg as they finish well below mid-thigh. The lightweight silk and wide leg give these shorts a lot of movement and the subsequent drape is extremely flattering. The pockets are a great feature too, so often overlooked on shorts but when done well add structure and depth to the garment. Wear them with flats or wedges; Fi is opting for our Billi Bi sandals for daytime wear.

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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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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

How to pack the perfect capsule wardrobe

Easter weekend is the perfect time to get away from it all with a special someone for a few days, but with airlines charging ever more imaginative fees for handling baggage the packing part of ‘getting away from it all’ is actually pretty stressful. Gone are the days when you could simply throw everything you might need into a large suitcase and figure it out when you get there. Over time (and many adventurous buying trips) Fi has honed her ability to pack a perfect capsule wardrobe and now applies the same rules when packing for a weekend away with family and friends and we thought we’d share this knowledge with you.

The first rule: check the weather for your destination. Europe and North America can have wildly different and changeable climates at this time of year so use a weather app to get a good idea of what to expect. The second rule: choose your footwear first, limit yourself to two pairs and make them activity appropriate i.e. flats or comfortable heels for roaming the town, heels or on-trend sandals for hitting the town. Choosing footwear first also limits the options of what you can take that will go with them thereby instantly helping the decision process. Basically you’re building your outfit from the ground up. The third rule: make your outfits interchangeable. By this I mean pack items that will mix and match well. Ideally you need one stand out piece and at least two ways to wear it. Jeans are a must and a silk blouse always travels well.

Our founder Fi is off to Copenhagen this weekend and we quizzed her about what she’s taking from the Feather & Stitch SS15 collection. You can shop the looks via the pink links.

“Firstly I’m packing our Pyrus ‘Republic’ jacket. The bead work is so intricate and beautiful it doesn’t require a lot of accessorising. I’ll dress it down with DL1961 boyfriend jeans while travelling and then switch to the Florence ‘Neptune’ jeans when I want to kick my look up a notch.”

Boyfriend Jeans, distressed jeans, ss15

 

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“Next I’ve chosen our Custommade silk blouse to layer underneath the Pyrus jacket. It’s not currently available online but it comes in two colours, pink and neutral. I’m opting for the pinker of the two as it tones brilliantly with the beadwork on the jacket. I’m also taking our simple yet timeless classic black silk blouse from Kokoon. This blouse is cut so expertly with it’s seductive wide neckline and perfectly pitched sleeve length, it’s impossible to not look good when you’re wearing it. If blessed with a warm day all I need is a Becksondergaard scarf and beaded bag to finish the look.”

“For cooler days I’m going to take a couple of our sweaters. I love the linear embellishment of the dark blue Munthe ‘Nabigale’ sweater, it looks like you’re wearing layers but it’s just a clever cut. I’ll definitely pair this sweater with the DL1961 Jeans in Neptune as this sweater lends itself to a more refined look.”

Blue JumperBlue Jumper, SS15, Designer Sweater

“Another option I’m taking is the gorgeous peach coloured slogan sweatshirt by Custommade. I’ve been living in mine this season, it’s just so comfortable and the bright pop of colour is great for spring days out when you don’t need a jacket.”

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