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Rare Opulence AW 2010

1 Dec

I was emailed the press release and images for the Rare Opulence Autumn/Winter 2010 collection ages ago, I’ve been sitting on this little gem for quite a while. Why am I sharing it now? Those three little words – Christmas party season. Pretty much all females are looking for THE dress, not just a dress. The dress to set them apart, make them feel utterly gorgeous and definitely not the same dress as Caroline in accounts!
Opulence is the high end, high fashion range from Rare, who I absolutely adore. The Autumn/Winter collection has lots of luxe fabrics as you would expect from this range, including tulle, sequins, chiffon and lace. Colours are on the pale side of the spectrum, lots of ice blues, soft pinks, metallics with a teeny bit of black thrown in. What I adore about the collection are the details, the pleating, draping, origami folds, layers of ruffles and exaggerated silhouettes. I’m definitely getting the one shoulder ruffle dress for my office party. 


Vero Moda Very

24 Nov

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Vero Moda Very press day and promised outfit pics with the gorgeous military blazer and the most amazing leather dress I’ve ever laid eyes on. Both pieces have these stretchy panels around the waist to make them extremely well fitted and tailored. The leather dress is so beautifully soft that I can’t help but stroke it all the time. I know a leather dress sounds kind of scary and slightly S&M but this one is so perfect that I’ve been wearing it all the time. I’ve even worn it to work coupled with a soft fluffy cardi to dress it down. Most of the time it’s worn with killer heels though. The jacket is also a staple for work, especially if I’m heading out for drinks straight after. The jacket is so lovely that Bob (official bunny of Fashion Daydreams) couldn’t help but be drawn to it. Bless him! 

 

Rare Opulence

1 May

I’ve been a fan of high-street label Rare Fashion for a while. When I was invited to have a sneak peek at their new premium collection, Opulence, I couldn’t wait. High-street has been going high-end for a while now, with the likes of Lipsy launching their VIP collection, Topshop’s Unique and Boutique collections and New Look’s Idol and Limited Edition range. From what I’ve seen, these collections have been pretty well received so it seems like a good move.



Opulence is a stunningly beautiful 15-piece collection, with a slightly higher price point of £70-£180. I was very impressed with the collection, actually I think blown away could be a more accurate description. The clothes and designs themselves were much more distinctive and covetable than the main line, but the fabrics, quality and detailing is what makes the collection live up to it’s name. Beautiful chiffon, leather, rhinestones, silk, flowers..beautiful!

The collection
The fantastic hoop dress and the pretty floral dress

The rose jacket, one of my favourite pieces

The ‘Versace’ dress (totally 90s Versace super sexy) and the mesh and leather dress..amazing!

My absolute favourite, the beaded bustier. Perfect for the underwear as outerwear trend.

Here are some close ups, so you can get a feel for how sumptuous the fabrics and detailing are. 



* Image source Rare Fashion