Saturday, 23 May 2015

Thought: Blogs in Brief

A sunny bank holiday weekend, whatever next?

Somehow it's the weekend again. This week has gone by in the blink of an eye, but thankfully we have a long weekend to relax and recuperate. 

In case you missed it, our shoot with Ellie Lines was published this week, featuring some stunning dresses that are just perfect for summer weddings/ festivals/ holidays/ etc. Take a drool here.

This week I have been loving the fact of Netflix - what on God's green earth did we all do before Netflix? - and realised I am in fact watching seven series' at the same time. Should I be worried? Does anyone else have a serial series problem?

Apart from being glued to my computer screen, I ventured outside of the house to laugh riotously at Pitch Perfect 2, and have kept myself up to date on all things Cannes (shoe scandal and all) over on Elle UK.

A x

...just popping out to panic buy prosecco.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Style: Day-to-Night Nails

J picks out the day to night shades that she is lusting over at the moment

Nails that are appropriate for business meetings as well as late night cocktails can be a tricky balance. Thankfully I've been collecting inspiration for just this reason for a few weeks now, see below for some seriously tempting nail looks.

Keeping things simple with a bold all over nail colour is a classic way of brightening your daily wardrobe. Also, if they chip you can easily fix this without ruining your whole manicure!

In no particular order, here's my day-to-night nail wish list:

Nails Inc: Bruton Mews

Essie: the whole of the Greige Collection

OPI: Incognito in Sausalito

What's on your beauty wish list?

J x

Monday, 18 May 2015

Style: Ellie Lines

R~A~J~E and Ellie Lines

A couple of weeks ago we headed to the studio, model and beautiful dresses in tow. We were off to shoot a few pieces from Ellie Line's collection 

We were drawn to the bright and bold aesthetic of Ellie Lines. Girly, colourful, playful and full of movement the dresses we chose to shoot were made for a summers day spent wandering between your tent and main stage. Ellie cites Slim Aarons as the inspiration behind her SS15 collection and you can certainly see that in her use of colour and 'think happy' touches. 

I love dresses. Full stop. They are the best thing to have in your wardrobe because you can just put on a dress and roll out the door. That little number you were wearing during the day, easily transforms into one who wants to dance the night away." 

"Each collection focuses on 100% silk in my exclusive prints. This is very much a luxury British brand and quality is very important to me, which is why each one has been made in London with lots of love and care." 

"Pulling together my knowledge of how a really great dress works with inspiration from the past, I’ve created a collection of timeless dresses that will always be your friend.”

That's a wrap - thanks to Ellie Lines for the beautiful designs. 

R x

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Thought: Reintroducing R~A~J~E

What is R~A~J~E?

Emily Coles | Roanna Price | Abbie Price | Joey Instone

R~A~J~E is four driven and talented women who launched a designer apparel label - R~A~J~E. After launch these same women put their heads together and formed a plan to go on to become something much bigger, more forward thinking and much more ambitious. A year later we are fully fledged business women, dealing with VC's, MVPs and a whole host of other intimidating letters. 

We are lucky to have a loyal and engaged audience, but we have been a touch mysterious about who we are and where we're going. Until we relaunch our e-commerce platform some of the mystery will remain, but allow us to be clear about who we are.

We blog, Instagram and Tweet as our four selves and we work together as R~A~J~E. We are leaning in, together, hoping to change the shape of women in business for the future. 

You've journeyed with us so far, walk along with us a while longer - I promise we will take you far.

R x