Duke and Dexter is brand born out of a love for traditional velvet slippers and a determination to strip them of their pretentions and inflated price tags. Drawing on inspiration from around the world the brand’s stylish slippers are both classic and contemporary. These are comfy shoes for those who value quality and are more interested in channelling their own style than following fashion trends. Casual and accessible yet also luxurious and iconic Duke and Dexter’s slippers are modern classics and could easily become wardrobe staples. In short these are unique, relaxed and stylish shoes designed to last for seasons to come.

Fuss free and unpretentious like all good slippers Duke and Dexter’s creations are designed to be just slipped on which makes them ideal for casual offices and lazy weekends. In addition, by taking note of current colour trends the brand manages to create shoes which a contemporary edge. This season this translates into vivid camouflage prints and star covered designs. Yet whilst they give a nod to long term trends for the most part Duke and Dexter’s slippers are incredibly reserved and classic giving them a certain durability and practicality; these are shoes you could find yourself wearing for years to come. These are, in essence, shoes that provide the wearer with almost endless styling opportunities; these are slippers that could be paired with relaxed tailoring or casual denim, with a feminine skirt or masculine trousers.

Flats are very much the shoes of the moment and Duke and Dexter flat slippers are simply ideal for anyone looking for a stylish but wearable flat. Unfussy and accessible these shoes posses everything a good velvet slipper should without an exorbitant price tag or pretentious detailing. These are simple, straightforward slippers and that is what makes them so utterly irresistible.

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Eclectic British brand Almost Famous was founded in 2002; since then the brand has gone from strength to strength and now stocked in boutiques throughout the country. Almost Famous’ creations are stylish, contemporary and utterly fabulous; these are chic clothes designed to make a statement. Utilising everything from sumptuously boho prints to on-trend embellishment Almost Famous creates clothes with a modern but luxurious and relaxed air. This is clothing for modern, free spirited women who like to stand out from the crowd; women who love to make an impression whether they are in the office or at a party. In essence Almost Famous is a brand that fuses unique, sometimes even idiosyncratic, design with a fabulously fashionable outlook.

Almost Famous’ current collection includes fashionable tops, stylish winter coats, party ready footwear and irresistible dresses. For this brand its luxuriously attractive dresses are always a key part of every collection and this season is no exception. Featuring vibrant colours and stunning prints Almost Famous’ dresses are showstoppers making them ideal for the Christmas part season. Whether you opt for one of the brand’s ultra feminine maxi dresses, eye-catching little red numbers or fuss free mini dresses you are bound to make a splash at any occasion. Almost Famous’ designs are always striking but they manage to remain effortlessly stylish; this is not over the top ‘out there’ fashion rather the label’s pieces radiate an opulent and elegant beauty. Fabulous the brand’s designs may be but they are also tasteful and accessible enough to wear on a daily basis.

In short Almost Famous produce clothing for those who are not afraid to stand out from the crowd but want to look stylish whilst they do so.  Lavish yet wearable these are clothes that could add a touch of glamour to even the most miserable winter day.

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London based footwear brand Lucy Choi is dedicated to providing women with well crafted, even luxurious shoes that do not cost a small fortune. The brand expertly mixes both high end and high street style to create shoes that would fit into the wardrobe and shoe collection of many a modern style conscious woman. Lucy Choi pay as much attention to comfort of their shoes as they do to their design making these desirable, up to date shoes that any woman could wear with ease. High end footwear can often seem rather exclusive and inaccessible to the woman on the street but Lucy Choi manages to find a middle ground designing shoes that certainly look the part but come without the discomfort and expense of your average luxury pair of heels.

Lucy Choi’s designs are eclectic and varied; whatever the outfit or occasion this is brand that probably has a shoe to match. Whilst not particularly kooky or over the top the label’s shoes have, nevertheless, a unique charm and individuality. All Lucy Choi’s shoes are incredibly feminine; this is not a brand that does androgynous, instead the label sticks to elegant, feminine styles. Lucy Choi’s shoes may be affordable but they are definitely a cut above the footwear commonly found on the high street. The brand’s shoes are not as achingly trendy as those produced by other footwear labels but they do keep abreast of current trends making them ideal for those who do not slavishly follow fashion but who still want to look on-trend and current.

Scouring the high street or internet for the perfect pair of shoes can be a frustrating process, Lucy Choi, however, is a brand committed to taking the hassle out of shoe shopping. The brand is, in essence a one-stop-shop for those in search of good quality, on trend and affordable footwear. The perfect outfit deserves the perfect pair of heels and, when you are looking for that ideal pair of shoes, Lucy Choi should be your first port of call.

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For the modern woman with a busy schedule getting an outfit just right can be a tricky business. Every woman wants to look her best but in today’s hectic world we also need functional clothes that can cope with the pressures of daily life. Clothes that can be mixed and matched, that look stylish but last for longer than one season. Enter Winser, a London based brand committed to providing professional women with a wardrobe that both looks incredible and suits their day to day needs. Winser’s pieces are versatile, stylish and functional; these are clothes that designed to take you from the school run to the office and from the office to the bar.

If you are looking for a few key garments to pep up your wardrobe this autumn then Winser is the ideal brand to visit to create a capsule wardrobe. You could start, for instance, with Winser’s new Merino Colour Block Dress; this contemporary piece has all the tailored elegance of a classic mod dress but all the comfort of knitwear. This attractive but restrained day dress would be perfect for a casual office environment and is certainly comfortable enough to get you through a stressful day at work.

Merino Colour Block Dress by Winser London

Next if you are looking to add a little touch of sensuality to your autumn ensembles try the brand’s form fitting Sleeveless Draped Jersey Dress. Elegant and flattering this LBD nails the difficult ‘smart-casual’ dress code making it perfect for many an occasion from cocktail parties to family gatherings to work outings. Flattering it may be but this dress also provides a blank canvass for all your accessories; this is a dress that will go perfectly with your most glamorous statement necklace, favourite evening clutch or most beloved pair of heels.

Sleeveless Draped Jersey Dress by Winser London

Winser are masters at creating classic versatile pieces so it is no wonder that their LBDs are utterly irresistible. If you are looking for a ‘go-to’ LBD this autumn try the brand’s aptly named Simple Black Dress. This attractive shift dress has everything an LBD should have and more; it is classic but also contemporary, feminine but fuss-free. This is dress designed to become a wardrobe staple, in fact this may just be the ultimate Little Black Dress.

Simple Black Dress by Winser London

Lastly, to complete your Winser capsule wardrobe check out the label’s effortlessly chic Midnight Milano Blazer. This stylish jacket would fit seamlessly into many a modern wardrobe and presents a wealth of styling options. This is a blazer that could be worn as part of a tailored professional ensemble or thrown on over jeans. This jacket could keep you nice and warm in mild autumnal weather before being layered up under a winter coat during the cold months. In addition, like the brand’s Marino Colour Block Dress, this smart blazer has all the comfort of knitwear making it more like a snug cardigan than austere tailored jacket. This blazer is, in essence, a great autumn investment.

Midnight Milano Blazer by Winser London

With a capsule Winser autumnal dressing need not be an ordeal; indeed with a few cleverly designed, chic Winser pieces your outfit woes will soon become a thing of the past. In short Winser really does have the solution to your daily style dilemmas.

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Fusing East and West fashion designer Raishma Islam has created her own unique aesthetic; her pieces combine up to date silhouettes with exquisite and luxurious embroidery. Her dresses are feminine, effortlessly stylish and utterly unique; these are dresses that stand out from the crowd, that make a statement without being too flashy or inappropriate. Raishma’s deigns range from the glamorous, eye catching and fun to the restrained and ladylike; whatever you are looking for in dress Raishma can probably provide it. These are, in essence, dresses that strike a perfect balance between opulence, tradition and modern day style.

Raishma creates dresses for the office, the bar and special occasions; though her dresses differ in function they all share the same penchant for tasteful decoration. Raishma’s uses a varied colour palette but utilises gold and white embroidery over and over again which adds to the luxurious and attractive nature of her work. None of Raishma’s designs could be described as dull yet this is not difficult ‘out there’ fashion but rather striking and wearable clothing. Making use of stunning embroidery, attractive patterns and opulent embellishment Raishma ensures that her dresses certainly stand out from the crowd; these are dresses designed to entice and delight.  All of her designs share this luxurious feel but they also come with an affordable price tag making this sumptuous clothing that will not break the bank. In addition each of Raishma’s creations is imbued with an effortless, almost enviable, elegance and femininity; simply put this is clothing designed to make women look and feel good.

Raishma Islam is, essentially, a designer that provides the style conscious woman with lavish but accessible clothing. Raishma’s pieces are wonderfully luxurious and unique yet they are designed to be worn, with ease, on a frequent basis. This is, in short, clothing intended to add a little luxury glamour to a woman’s day to day life and for that Raishma should be applauded.

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