Real fur generally comes with a huge price tag and a lot of controversy. Faux fur on the other hand has all the classic style of traditional fur but with none of the ethical issues. With decades of experience within the faux fur industry Faux England produces some of the best cruelty free furs on the market. Faux is a brand dedicated to creating elegant, luxurious faux fur pieces that could easily rival real fur. This faux fur that recalls the iconic coats and jacket of yesteryear; think Anna Karenina and golden age Hollywood glamour. With winter just on the horizon Faux England’s furry outerwear could be just what you need to get you through the winter months in style.

Faux England’s current collection features chic coats, feminine gilets and stylish jackets in a variety of finishes. Fox, mink and husky are all cleverly mimicked by the brand meaning that whatever your faux fur desires Faux England have it covered. The company sticks, almost religiously, to a classic aesthetic; feminine and glamorous these are coats and jackets imbued with all the allure of the exclusive furs of the past. These are furs with a distinctly vintage vibe, furs that one could use to channel Grace Kelly or Marilyn Monroe. A Faux England fur could add a little class to a pair of jeans during the day but would also make an opulent finishing touch a party outfit.

Fur never really goes out of style but in this modern age the ethical implications and high price make real fur an unpalatable to many. Faux fur brands such as Faux England provide an appealing alternative; this is stylish ‘fur’ that any woman can wear with pride. Faux’s designs may have all the charm and glamour vintage furs but they are also ideal for a contemporary winter wardrobe.

Hannah Balsdon 

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London based fashion label Rumour are committed to creating wearable but stylish clothing for the modern, professional woman. Coco Chanel once said “dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman”. Rumour takes this advice to heart and focuses on designing dresses that ensure that the wearer will make just the right impression. As a result the brand’s pieces are contemporary, stylish and effortlessly feminine. Rumour works closely with suppliers to source the very best materials and also seeks out the best manufacturers to give their clothes a high end finish. These are, in essence, clothes fit for hardworking, discerning women; women who value quality as much as style and are willing to invest smart, attractive clothing.

Rumour’s dresses flatter the female form and yet are perfectly suited to a professional office environment. These are dresses that combine contemporary smartness with classic figure hugging silhouettes.  Rumour’s eye catching designs make you feel like a woman but additionally possess a neat elegance that makes them ideal for the modern workplace; essentially this is power dressing for the 21st century.  Yet for all the label’s formality and professionalism Rumour pieces also have a individuality that sets them apart from other office wear. Idiosyncratic prints and modish styling all make for clothing that is distinct and unique without being too over the top. These are dresses with their own personality that somehow manage to be flattering and functional as well.

Office wear can often be a bit dull, unattractive or unfeminine but Rumour actually produce clothing that is fit for a professional setting but also perfectly desirable in its own right. In short this is clothing that any hardworking but style conscious woman can wear with pride and, for many women, such a prospect must seem pretty irresistible.

Hannah Balsdon

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Created by Katya Wildman Bombshell is a brand dedicated to producing flattering, sensuous and stylish dresses. Born out of Katya’s love of the classic hour glass silhouette Bombshell’s dresses are designed to flatter without being too immodest. These are gowns that would not look out of place in an office but could also take you to the bar. Utilising smart tailoring and sumptuous fabrics Bombshell creates dresses that hide flaws but accentuate assets making women look and feel great. Fuss free and subtly sexy Bombshell’s creations would suit women of all shapes and sizes. These are hardworking gowns that could be worn in a variety of different situations and could easily become wardrobe staples. I short these are smart yet sensuous dresses that are just destined to become a girl’s best friend.

Bombshell’s aesthetic is classic and iconic but with a modern twist; this is pin-up fashion reworked for the 21st century. Bombshell’s dresses are undeniably feminine but they also exude a certain strength and confidence. These are not overly pretty, girly dresses but rather bold yet refined clothes for gown up women. Katya’s designs range from simple elegant black and white dresses to colourful and eclectic print dresses and separates. Bombshell’s collection includes chic LBDs a plenty but the brand also creates clothing for those looking for something a little different. Variations in fabric and colour aside all Bombshell’s pieces feature the same figure hugging, sensuous silhouette giving the label’s otherwise chic and refined clothes a faintly erotic air.

In essence Bombshell creates clothes that allow women to celebrate their bodies on their own terms. Today being ‘sexy’ often involves wearing as little as possible but Bombshell proves that ‘subtle’ can be sexy. These are clothes that give women from all backgrounds the opportunity to channel their own inner bombshell and that is a very attractive proposition indeed.

Hannah Balsdon

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With close to 40 years in the womenswear business Ariella is one British brand that truly understands what women want. Founded in the swinging 60s by fashion designer Aristos Constantinou Ariella now is now sold all over the world and the company has won numerous awards. Ariella now focuses on creating chic, contemporary formal wear and has even launched a couture line. The brand’s attractive and elegant gowns, dresses and separates are designed to wow without being too over the top or gauche. These are glamorous clothes for confident, mature women. Ariella do not try to be overly trendy or cool rather they simply focus on creating stylish, sophisticated clothing.

With the party season close at hand an Ariella gown could be just what you need to get you through the multitude of festive occasions. Ariella’s designs are feminine, pretty and distinctly non-threatening. These are dresses that provide plenty of glitz and glamour and yet are accessible and ultimately wearable. Designed to flatter the female form the brand’s dresses are flirtatious but also subtle and elegant. Bright colours, lace and embellishment all give Ariella’s creations and opulent air; these are ensembles for posh parties, elegant soirees and red carpet occasions. The label’s designs vary wildly from sexy mini dresses to grand gowns to stylish cocktail dresses; all this ensures that, whatever your body shape or personal style, there is a glamorous Ariella dress to suit you.

Whether you are looking for an enticing party look or a sumptuous formal gown Ariella have it covered. This is a brand that knows its market and creates alluring, contemporary clothes for modern women. Trying to find a sensational dress or striking ensemble can often be a daunting task but, with their chic, glamorous and accessible designs, Ariella take the stress out of occasionwear shopping. If you are looking for that perfect party dress Ariella should definitely be your first port of call.

Hannah Balsdon       

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Here at Lux-Fix there are a few brands that just bring a smile to our faces time and time again; Chinti and Parker is one of them. The eco-aware brand’s new collection has just landed on Lux-Fix and we couldn’t be more excited. Launched back in 2009 by Anna Singh and Rachael Wood, Chinti and Parker creates relaxed but chic knitwear and comfy basics are wearable, ethical and utterly irresistible. This is a brand that manages to strike the perfect balance between practicality and style with the label’s clothes using soft fabrics and subtle colours to create deceptively simple wardrobe staples. Modern but not overly trendy Chinti and Parker’s designs are interesting and unique meaning that they will continue to look fresh for seasons to come.

Whilst the brand’s basics are beautifully cut and easy to wear Chinti and Parker’s speciality will always be their chic knitwear. The label’s stylish sweaters always feature bold contemporary blocks of colour, simple yet endearing patterns and plenty of British charm and this season is no exception with the brand uses blue and green accents to liven up their relaxed pieces. Knitwear will always be a key part of any woman’s autumn wardrobe and Chinti and Parker’s quirky knits are ideal for the colder months. This knitwear for long walks autumnal forests, bonfires and late night Christmas shopping. In addition the brand’s knits are also chic enough to style on daily basis; in essence this is hardworking knitwear that can be thrown on over anything from skirts to dresses to relaxed denim.

Chinti and Parker’s may seem a little quirky or a bit too casual at first glance but, in reality the brand’s pieces have a versatility that few knits share. These are clothes that are just crying out to become your favourite go-to sweater. These are fresh but wearable clothes that possess both individuality and style. In short these are knits and basics that would fit comfortably into any wardrobe.

-Hannah Balsdon

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