Charlotte Lamb is the fourth generation in a family that has been producing leather goods in Yorkshire for over 125 years. After working in London Charlotte noticed a gap in the market for stylish but affordable leather handbags and founded Lamb 1887. Drawing on both Charlotte’s manufacturing heritage and contemporary British style the brand creates chic stylish handbags for the modern city dwelling woman. Lamb 1887’s bags are both attractive and practical as well as being perfectly in tune with modern tastes and trends. These are versatile bags designed to fit in to the fashion conscious wardrobe. Yet for all their up-to-date style these are beautifully crafted handbags with each piece being perfectly constructed and lined with soft suede. For Lamb 1887 it is critically important to ensure that their bags are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside and it is this care and attention to detail that makes their handbags utterly irresistible.
Lamb 1887’s bags have an understated glamour and elegance all of their own; these are sophisticated, classic ladylike bags designed to add a little feminine glamour to one’s day to day style. Whilst undeniably chic and feminine these bags are also surprisingly functional and wearable, Lamb 1887 seem to have a talent for creating bags that are just the right size and shape; their totes are roomy but still easy to carry, their satchels and shoulder bags are pretty but also practical and Lamb’s clutches are sophisticated yet wearable. Essentially these are fashionable handbags that are fit for everyday use; these are bags which you can use to carry work to the office, have on your shoulder during a girls shopping trip or even wear on a night out.
It is Charlotte Lamb’s aim to create “beautiful bags for beautiful women” and looking at Lamb 1887’s stylish, glamorous designs I think we can all agree that she has succeeded.
Pom Lampson set up her eponymous label to provide women of all shapes and sizes with sexy, affordable and comfortable knickers. Her underwear designs are delightfully naughty and wonderfully feminine. In addition to underwear Pom has also turned her expert eye to designing a selection of classic, flattering tops. Pom’s designs, be they under or outer wear show are stylish, contemporary and sexy without being tacky. This is fun naughty underwear for the modern woman comfortable with her sexuality; this is not lingerie that feels the need to make a statement, this is underwear that allows women to be their sexy best.
Sticking to sexy pinks, classic whites and blacks and delicate flower prints Pom Lampson’s pieces could easily slot into almost any lingerie collection. Touches of lace and a variety of shapely cuts also add to sexiness and overall loveliness of the pieces; this is underwear in which any woman could feel attractive. Comfortable enough to be worn on a daily basis yet stylishly sexy this is lingerie that created to add a frisson of glamour to one’s daily existence. Likewise Pom’s flattering tops are ideal for everyday wear yet still possess hints of the confident sexuality found in her underwear designs. This is classic but sexy day wear practically designed to be teamed with a pair of blue jeans or feminine skirt. Pom also creates a selection of attractive pyjama’s and camisoles; comfortable but luxurious and wonderfully chic these pieces, like all of Pom’s designs, posses a self assured sexuality and a flattering femininity.
Pom Lampson’s lingerie, pyjamas and tops are designed to make women of all sizes, shapes, and even tastes, happy. This underwear designed to put a cheeky smile on the wearer’s face; lingerie that really allows women to express their confidence, sexuality and personality. In essence this is fun naughty but comfortable underwear designed for women by a woman.
Luxury men’s underwear brand Hamilton and Hare apply Savile Row principles to the creation of the most mundane and even maligned piece of men’s underwear; the boxer short. Hamilton and Hare’s tailored boxer shorts are comfortable, stylish and sexy; these are boxer shorts that provide everything one could wish for from a pair of boxers and more. Now, just in time for Christmas, Hamilton and Hare’s pop up shop has landed on Lux-Fix; underwear may seem like a bit of a clichéd gift but Hamilton and Hare’s form flattering shorts would make a luxurious present for any modern gentleman. In addition the brand has recently launched its House Trouser; cut to perfection and produced using the very finest fabric; the House Trouser is more than just a pyjama pant. This trouser is piece of great British tailoring designed simply for relaxation.
The modern 21st century man pays far more attention to his wardrobe than his predecessors but a stylish masculine wardrobe deserves an equally stylish underwear draw. Hamilton and Hare’s products are designed to be the perfect accompaniment to the modern, style conscious male wardrobe. Tailored and flattering but not overly sexualised, inspired by the past but not old fashioned Hamilton and Hare’s boxer shorts will suit any man of any age. Their new House Trouser exemplifies the brand’s approach to men’s underwear; drawing inspiration again from Savile Row these trousers posses all the elegance and style one would expect from a pair of expertly tailored trousers but also a luxurious air of comfort ideal for the home. These are trousers that could take a man from “bed to breakfast” or simply allow one to lounge about the house in comfort. In short these are trousers for surreptitious lay ins, late morning breakfasts and lazy weekends spent at home.
If you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift for a style conscious gent Hamilton and Hare have just the pair of boxers or trousers for you. Just because underwear and loungewear are seldom seen it does not mean they cannot be as stylish as a Savile Row suit.
Created as a direct response to throwaway fashion Winser London is a brand on a mission; a mission to provide women with timeless, stylish and flattering clothing. Founded fashion industry professional Kim Winser and employing top design talent Winser is certainly a brand to watch. Launched this year the brand has already found a stockist in Harvey Nichols and Yasmin Le Bon fronts their first campaign. Winser clothes are feminine, elegant but also wearable and functional, the very definition of chic. This is clothing designed to flatter any woman of any size, classic pieces with sexy undertones that could fit into any woman’s wardrobe.
For winter Winser London presents a collection featuring, amongst other things, a classic trench, feminine shirts and smart, office appropriate separates. Sticking to a timeless but contemporary colour palette of navy blues, champagne creams, striking reds and black ensures the versatility of the pieces. This is clothing that will go with almost anything; tops and shirts that can accompany either your favourite pair of jeans or a work outfit, dresses that can be styled down for a busy weekday and then styled up for a night out. These are pieces that can be worn again and again in a variety of situations; in short these are pieces designed to last.
Transient seasonal trends can often seem appealing, even fun in the short term, but after a while most of us begin to long for permanence in our wardrobe, for clothes that are in for the long haul rather than pieces that are here today and sent to the charity shop tomorrow. Winser’s clothing provides such durability; this is clothing that will last far beyond this season and will elicit comments such as “ooh you look lovely” for years to come. In addition the stylish simplicity of Winser’s designs both flatters woman and allows them to express their own style and personality. In essence this is fashion that allows women to be themselves.
Designer Noorin Khamisani believes that style and ethical businesses practices are not mutually exclusive concepts. In 2009 she founded her brand Outsider and set about creating thoughtful, attractive and stylish clothing. Outsider’s pieces are designed to last, to be loved and, most importantly, to worn again and again. Whilst ethical Noorin’s designs do not wear their ethical credentials on their sleeves; believing that “ethical fashion should just look like fashion” this is stylish wearable clothing that also happens to be ethical. Outsider is the polar opposite of the transient fast fashion we see all around us; this is a brand that puts the emphasis on quality and enduring style rather than seasonal trends and passing fashion fads.
Outsider’s pieces have a versatility that makes them ideal for everyday living; these are clothes a woman can wear to the office, during the weekend and even dress up for a night out. Outsider’s designs are beautifully feminine yet refreshingly modern, the brand’s stylish ladylike dresses and flattering tops also possess a modernity almost bordering on minimalism. This is stylish but quiet fashion, Noorin’s pieces are not out to make a fashion statement, instead they exist simply to make the wearer look good. Free of both fuss and pretention Outsider clothing sticks to a classic but almost monochrome palette. A limited colour range can often make clothes feel a little dull but eschewing bright colours and cluttered prints gives Outsider’s clothing a fresh, organic and contemporary feel.
In today’s world of fast fashion and globalisation the fashion lover is often forced to choose between sustainably sourced and stylish clothing. Fortunately brands like Outsider allow the consumer access to clothing that is both stylish and ethical. Each piece of Outsider clothing is carefully thought through both in terms of its aesthetics and the ethics of its production and it is this thoughtful approach that results in stylish, durable and ultimately desirable clothing. Ironically this Outsider’s clothing is not just for the ‘outsider’, this is clothing suitable for every modern woman.
Needle is a knitwear brand dedicated to providing women with luxurious but wearable knitwear; comfortable pieces that can be worn everyday and add a touch of opulence to your daily wardrobe. Founded by knitwear product developer Lizzie and designer Emma all the brand’s stylish pieces are produced in Italy and are ideal for the chilly British winter. Needle’s stylish knitwear is fashionable without being too trendy, lush yet wearable and wonderfully versatile. This is knitwear at its best, sumptuous yet practical perfect for winter layering but also style statement in its own right. In short Needle knitwear provides everything you could possible want from a comfy winter knit.
Needle’s autumn winter 2013 collection features chunky cable knits, colourful stripes and striking houndstooth patterns as well as ladylike pleated cardigans and peter pan collars. The variety of the collection means that whatever your cold weather style Needle will have a piece for you. This is versatile functional knitwear that gives the modern woman a plethora of styling options; the Rome cable knit for example could just thrown on underneath a parka or, alternatively, teamed with this season’s check trousers and a pair of loafers for an on trend winter look. Likewise Needle’s Peter Pan Jumper and Venice Pleat cardigan would make an excellent addition to a work wardrobe yet could also be added to jeans for more relaxed look. Needle’s knitwear does not closely adhere to seasonal trends yet their pieces are fashionable enough to fit snugly into any fashion conscious wardrobe. This unique but fashionable knitwear with just a hint of personality, as such Needle’s pieces will easily last beyond this winter.
With the weather growing ever colder we all feel the urge to wrap up in something lusciously warm and comfortable. Knitwear is the obvious solution to such winter weather woes and Needle’s knitwear is designed to get you through whatever the British climate throws at you in both comfort and style.
Luke Lovely is part of the Dublin based fashion company Fee G; founded by Fiona Heaney, Luke Lovely is dedicated to providing women with stylish ‘go-to’ day to day wear. Luke Lovely’s flattering but functional clothing is ideal for the busy modern woman; these are clothes that allow the wearer to show both femininity and professionalism. These are clothes that worthy of the office or an evening out that are packed full of style and sophistication. More interesting than the conventional day, work and evening wear available on the high street yet free of seasonal trends Luke Lovely’s clothes are designed to become fixtures in a contemporary wardrobe. In short this is stylish, durable and functional clothing for the hard working but style conscious city woman.
Luke Lovely’s Autumn Winter 2013 collection is made up of chic dresses and warm stylish coats; this is stylish but unfussy winter clothing designed to help the Luke Lovely woman negotiate the cold weather with ease. A reserved but endearing autumnal colour palette and interesting but simple prints makes for pieces that are slot perfectly into a winter wardrobe and are easy to style. These are clothes you can just throw on, add a pair of beloved winter boots and you’ll be ready to face the winter months in style. These are clothes that provide a neutral but style base to an ensemble; a quick change of accessories and a Luke Lovely dress can be transformed from officewear into a party piece, their ladylike coats can likewise be dressed up or down. This is versatile clothing, clothing designed with the rigours of modern life in mind. Whilst not over the top or overtly glamorous Luke Lovely’s clothing has a calm composure all of its own. This is not clothing that feels the need to make a radical fashion statement, this is clothing that simply exists to make women’s lives that little bit more stylish.
Those looking to augment their winter wardrobe with self assured, versatile and, above all, chic fashion will find Luke Lovely’s clothing very hard to resist. Luke Lovely is a brand that makes style accessible and easy for the busy working woman, many labels attempt this but Luke Lovely is one the few that really succeeds.
Founded by Kelly Townsend and Philippa Thackeray Paper London is the epitome of sleek modern fashion. Their designs are littered with clean crisp silhouettes, bold graphic knits and vibrant colours. This is modern forward thinking fashion from a dynamic London brand; unique yet functional, sleek but feminine this is clothing for the fashion conscious and style literate. Statement fashion for those with a strong sense of style Paper London’s clothing is fuelled by London’s irrepressible creative energy and all their pieces are produced in London itself. Yet Paper London’s striking designs also possess an aura of luxury and glamour rarely found in young London based brands. In short this is stunning high fashion for the discerning fashion lover or savvy stylista.
Paper London’s current collection has an irresistible metallic shine making it ideal for the Christmas party season; if you are looking for glamorous but restrained and stylish partywear then this is the collection for you. Oversized coats and jackets, chic matching separates and gorgeous LBDs make up a collection brimming with both contemporary design features and an alluring mystique perfect for long winter nights. Though glamorous Paper London’s strikingly modern garments are both sharp enough to be office appropriate and stylish enough to wear to a party. The contemporary nature of their designs coupled with a lack of embellishment or surface decoration means that this is thoroughly accessible and wearable clothing.
Cutting edge fashion can often seem a little abstract or difficult to wear but Paper London’s clothing whilst being achingly modern, even futuristic, is designed with the contemporary woman in mind. Paper London’s pieces may be striking but they are also wearable and even functional; this is clothing designed to fit into the modern office, the trendy party or the life of the glamorous urbanite. In short this is fashion for both the present and the future.
Anne Dean grew up in and later ran her family’s shoe factory. Marion Falchi was head of marketing and sales for a leading New York accessories brand. After a chance meeting the duo spotted a gap in the market for stylish quality products and joined forces to found shoe and accessories brand Vancliffe Dean. Vancliffe Dean’s shoes are stylish and modern yet elegant and mature; these are shoes for grownups, adults with their own sense of style. In addition Vancliffe Dean’s footwear designs, whilst desirably fashionable are also practical with ridiculously high stiletto heels and platforms being noticeably absent. These are shoes for everyday life, for modern women with busy schedules determined to look fabulous whatever life throws at them.
This winter Vancliffe Dean have created a collection brimming with relaxed ladylike styles; slippers, kitten heeled boots and brogues all make an appearance. Animal style prints also feature throughout the collection; giraffe prints adorn laid back slippers whilst the brogues feature mock croc and mock snake leather. All of this gives the shoes an aura of casual unfussy elegance making them an ideal companion for laid back tailoring or a boyish coat. Yet for all their casual design these are shoes that could easily take you from the office to a Christmas party; relaxed these shoes may be but they are still very chic. Patent leather and calf hair give the shoes a luxurious feel whilst their fashionable design means that they could slot perfectly into any smart, contemporary wardrobe.
For those in search of quality, stylish footwear will soon be enthralled by Vancliffe Dean’s chic wearable designs. A lot of premium footwear can be rather uncomfortable, impractical or transient but Vancliffe Dean’s elegant shoes are both timeless and functional. In summery; why hobble around town in a pair of difficult heel when you could be standing tall in a pair of Vancliffe Dean shoes.
In 2004 designer Tessa Grazzini returned from a trip to India with a selection of beautiful stones. It was not long before Tessa decided to turn her passion for the colourful stones and her own considerable design talent into her own business and thus jewellery brand Assya London was created. Since its inception the brand has gone from strength to strength gaining industry recognition and opening its own stand alone boutique. Using only the finest materials each piece of Assya jewellery is handmade in either the UK or Italy. Glamorous, contemporary and elegant Assya’s gorgeous pieces are undeniably desirable; this is jewellery designed to add a little colour and personality to your daily existence. Assya’s pieces can be worn for an occasion with confidence; glamorous but refined this is jewellery anyone could wear and, more importantly, enjoy wearing. In essence this is beautifully crafted jewellery for the modern woman with a love of colour, beauty and style.
Assya’s pieces utilise bright gemstones and experimental finishes to add colour and interest to their designs. This is dazzling vivid jewellery designed to make a statement; add a pair of lovely Assya earrings to a LBD or one of their stunning rings to a party look and you will have elevated your outfit from the mundane to the fabulous. Despite the intensity of Assya designs they also maintain a luxurious, feminine elegance; each piece succeeds in treading the fine line between sophistication and gaudiness. In essence Assya jewellery possesses enough glamour to make its presence felt but enough restraint to be considered chic.
With the party season just weeks away Assya’s bold, bright and beautiful jewellery could be the perfect finishing touch to your party wardrobe or, indeed, make a unique gift for a loved one. This is jewellery designed to enliven even the dullest outfit, the most commonplace ensemble. To sum up, Assya jewellery exists to make your life just a little bit brighter.