MARKUS LUPFER X DISNEY

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I love Disney. Did you know that I actually turn into a Disney Princess at night when I get home from work? Well if you didn’t know you do now. As soon as I turn the key and step into my house, I instantly transform into Sleeping Beauty aka Aurora aka Rose. It’s a fun life.

Quick fact: I have never been to Disneyworld or Disneyland. Sad but true. Hopefully that will change soon, if anyone’s up for a trip let me know!

Anyway, back to the script Fashion Bunnies…

The Markus Lupfer x Disney collection is available in store and online…NOW!

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This cutesy 5-piece capsule collection stands as the perfect Autumn/Winter transition. Lupfer uses his trademark sequin knitwear, t-shirts and iPhone cases as a base and draws inspiration from the timeless and iconic Disney archive to create a collection of vintage Mickey Mouse pieces.

Prices range from £210-£295 and stockists include Net-a-porter.com, Selfridges, Harrods and Bloomingdales as well as the Markus Lupfer online store.

“Oh boy!” *said in my best Mickey Mouse impression…which isn’t actually that great*.

Love Ms.Raé xo

JENNY PACKHAM SS16 PRE-COLLECTION

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Happy Friday to one and all!

The sun’s shining, and thankfully the temperature’s much cooler than it was on Wednesday (I’m sure my fellow UK glam bunnies will feel my pain on this). Heat with a gentle breeze – I can do, but extreme humidity with NO breeze whatsoever? Absolutely not.

“Wait – hot weather…in England?” I hear my glam friends say overseas. Yes, believe it or not we’re currently experiencing the biggest heatwave known to mankind…or at least that’s what it feels like anyway.

Seeing as I’m feeling the sunny season in general let’s take a look at Jenny Packham’s Spring Summer 2016 pre-collection.

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The Pre-collection colour story features Petrol, Lunar, Pumpkin, Honeybee, Marshmallow, Snowdrop, Morello, Sugar, White, Cobalt, Zinc, and Ivory. Now, if that doesn’t sound like a Spring/Summer dream in itself, I don’t know what does.

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Packham draws on her notoriously dreamy transcending ‘day-to-evening wear’ style, with bold co-ords, statement beaded floor-length gowns, floaty whites, funky floral halters, wispy chiffon maxi skirts, Indian-inspired high collar-deep vees, and chic embellished waist belts.

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Oh, I love. I just love.

Love Ms.Raé xo

ACNE STUDIOS RESORT 2016

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Acne Studios unveiled their Resort 2016 collection in Paris last week. Artsy fashion lovers, this one’s for you.

‘Individuality and expression’ is the term du jour for Resort 16.

A predominantly linen beige, indigo, black, white, hot pink and fiery red colour story dwells in silk twill, linen, suede and silk organza.

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The collection features hints of Cubism, Maritime, and a touch of Minimalism through semi-sheer patchwork, tied knot detailing and gutsy stripes juxtaposed with subtly tropical prints and block whites and blacks.

Exaggerated silhouettes mean draped wide sleeve tops, oversized trenches, vivid midi dresses, kimono/dressing gown-esque coats, loose fitting camisoles, down-to there maxis, with hi-low tunics and skirts.

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All finished off with exaggerated frayed-edge pointy monk shoes, and oversized nineties tattoo chokers.

Think shape, think colour, think pattern.

Love, Ms.Rae xo

MATT & NAT: CITRUS COOL

IMG_5667Summer is officially here! Okay, I guess that statement’s a little debatable weather-wise, but as far as I’m concerned the 1st June marks the start of summer. Now we just need consistent sunshine and warmth, and we’re good to go.

What better way to embrace the bright summer vibes than with some citrus cool accessories from MATT & NAT’s Dwell Collection?
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The Canadian brand ‘build their collections not only to reflect the beauty of our natural surroundings but also those within it.’ MATT & NAT draws its name from ‘material and nature’. They believe that ‘to live beautifully means appreciating the ‘humanity, creativity and positivity found in all of us.’ What a brand matra, fashion bunnies, what a mantra.

MATT & NAT men’s and women’s accessories are 100% vegan friendly and built to last, which means that they’re crafted with sustainable materials such as cork, nylon, rubber and other leather alternatives.

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The well-crafted Dwell collection consists of a wide range of accessories from satchels, cross-body, overnight, shoulder, tote, clutches, and messenger bags, to purses, and coin holders. A lot of these items are selling out fast, so hurry while stocks last.

Prices range from £33-£163.

Cool fact: all accessory linings are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. MATT & NAT recycle an average of 1 million plastic bottles a year!

Eco-friendly fashion at its finest.

Love, Ms.Rae xo

FRENCH CONNECTION AW15

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Dearest Fashion bunnies,

I’m proud to present a gorgeous glimpse of French Connection‘s effortlessly trans-seasonal AW15 Womenswear collection.

Imagine the perfect Autumn/Winter wardrobe inspired by 1970’s and 1980’s stylised Rock icons, set in a black, grey, khaki, camel, cream, white, yellow, pink, and red colour story.

Think longline shirts, coats and blazers, winter florals, Victoriana-esque tops and maxi dresses, leather skirts, skinnies and jackets, slogan tees, cool bombers, glitzy bodycon midis, easy wear trousers and jumpsuits, cutesy mini dresses, and bold chunky knits.

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Ladies, French Connection has next season covered for sure.

Love Ms.Raé xo

PUERTO FLORIDITA

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Last night, I visited well-renowned Soho venue Floridita and stepped aboard their nautical summer pop up – Puerto Floridita located and sectioned off underneath the restaurant’s iconic sweeping grand staircase. I was instantly transported to Cuba on a brightly coloured deck where I sat back, relaxed and enjoyed the vibes.

If you know me, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of good vibes, and Puerto Floridita certainly did not disappoint! I enjoyed the relaxed yet vibrant and swayed to the live sounds of the funk, soul, and Latin-American Salsa bands playing throughout the night.

I tried each of signature cocktails curated by South America’s finest sparkling wine Chandon. The Pina Spritz in particular was my favourite. It’s a mixture of Chandon filled with crushed ice, garnished with a slice of fresh pineapple and served in a cabernet glass.

To complement the signature cocktails, Executive Chef Sascha Rieb served up an extensive on-board bar snack menu. Small plates featured Olive mixes, Soft Shell Crab with Chipotle Ketchup, Chilli Squid Rings and Garlic and Chilli King Prawn Cocotte. Swoon.
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The bar is open from 5.30pm-3.00am, with live music and DJs from Tuesday-Saturday. It can also be hired for exclusive private bookings.

If you’d like to find a a fun, summer Soho hideaway, Puerto Floridita is a must-visit – whether the sun’s shining outside or not.

10/10 from me.

Love Ms.Raé xo

JENNY PACKHAM AW15

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The sun’s shining, the temperatures’s warm, everyone’s holding their breath for it to stay like this…and I’m currently going gooey over the Jenny Packham AW15 RTW Show collection. :)

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Have you ever seen such beautiful crystal beading? Not to mention sequins, duchess satin, luxe velvet, delicate lace – oh my my. I’m instantly transported into next season.

The collection draws on high society nineteenth century fashion with a contemporary twist.

We’re talking high glitz and glamour with a particular focus on form-fitting dresses and full skirts in maxi and midi form. Housed in a sensational colour story of nightfall, pine, paprika, cappuccino, ivory, copper, black tulip, golden green, tea leaf, basil, satin blush, poppy, coco, snow, silver, black, mink, and more.

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Spring/Summer weather, you’re gorgeous. When you’re done I’m ready for an Autumn/Winter spent in Jenny Packham.

Love, Ms.Raé xo