Posts tagged denim dress
BRAND: RIYKA

I have written about London brand Riyka before - they are a husband and wife team (Rebecca and Vedran) who make super cool, contemporary clothes in a sustainable and ethical way using reclaimed, organic and (where possible) British made fabrics.

All the clothes are designed in the UK and are made in a fair-wage, sustainable, atelier in Bulgaria. Riyka's designs are timeless, bold, confident and classic and do not follow trends. Their latest collection includes some super cool oversized dresses and interesting, flattering tops.

Brooke dress £137 (I'm wearing size S)

I love Riyka - it's so refreshing to discover brands and wear things that have been created by talented people with integrality, passion and with a strong belief and confidence in what they are doing - and because you can see and feel it in the clothes.

Photographer: Matt Lain photographer and Toni Caroline stylist

BRAND: LF MARKEY

I'm a massive fan of LF Markey I love all of her clothes. Her designs appear simple but they are actually so innovative and well cut. You can style her clothes in so many different ways and wear them for so many different occasions.  They are the type of pieces you invest in and have your whole life.

Her Instagram feed is also amazing - it's so perfectly put together and curated it is one of my favourite accounts.

Here is what the L (Louise) in LF Markey would like us to know about her brand:

NAME OF BRAND/COMPANY: LF Markey

DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: 2011

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED: Louise Markey

WHY WAS IT CREATED: I have always loved, collected and dressed in workwear inspired clothing and couldn’t find anything available in this style. I launched the label after completing my MA at Central Saint Martins, starting initially with a small collection of silk workshirts.

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: We make ‘Beautiful Clothes for Practical Women’. Workwear is always a big influence, but we also embrace bold colours, minimal geometric shapes, and simple, naive prints and embroideries.

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: We do a selection of boilersuits every season and they are considered our signature piece. Other bestsellers are our utility slip dresses, denim collection and embroidered sweaters.

(ANOTHER) DENIM DRESS

You can probably tell that i love a denim dress - and here is my latest one!  It’s pretty thick denim and so could also be worn open as a jacket, or while its not freezing without a jacket over it as a dress and when it gets colder with tights, a chunky knit cardigan and a woolly hat. 

I'm also wearing my new Clarks silver boots - like Mum dressing some brands can get a bad rep, i think this is true of Clarks.  Clarks has some super cool, good quality shoes but people dismiss it as a brand without having a proper look.  My boots are part of the Clarks & V&A Collaboration  which is a collection of shoes and boots inspired by different decades in fashion history.

 

TOPSHOP £60 / CLARKS £12O

To breastfeed i would wear a long vest (like this H&M one) underneath or a lycra dress - i'd unbutton the dress and pull up or down the vest.

I've got red lipstick on and gold hoop earrings on to. 

REMIND YOU OF SOMETHING...

Just spotted this 'version' of my AG Alexa Chung Honey Dress on Zara.  Much much cheaper but can a fake ever be as nice as the real thing...

ZARA £25.99

ASOS DENIM DRESSES

Here are a few alternatives to the ASOS denim dress i was wearing today (sorry got mine a couple of months ago).  

The halter neck one and the off the shoulder one would be breastfeeding friendly. 

ASOS £42 / ASOS £35 / ASOS £35 / ASOS £40

THE DUNGAREE DRESS

There aren't many dresses that are suitable to breastfeed in but the dungaree/ pinafore/ buttons down the front dress is one of them.

These are casual dresses that can be worn in all weathers and with all shoes and you can wear loads of different style tops underneath.

Asos £42 / Topshop £40 / Zara £39.99

DENIM DRESS - MATERNITY WEAR TO BREASTFEEDING AND BEYOND!

When I was pregnant with my first baby I wish I thought more about the maternity wear clothes i'd bought.  I think I had just assumed I'd be wearing my clothes pre bump while i was on maternity leave and had a bit of a shock that I still couldn't wear my wardrobe one of the reasons being i needed quick access to my nipps!

These denim dresses could be worn while you are pregnant and beyond...

ASOS £40 / Vivienne Westwood £275 / ASOS WHITE £65 / MIH JEANS £98