LaMarche London Fashion Weekend

London Fashion Show

We where invited to showcase our New season Collection on the runway at LaMarche fashion event.
Thanks to the team for organising a fabulous day . The models for hitting the runway in our designs and to @grandeurukmagazine and @bolaaphotography for capturing the event on camera.
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Style your look with on trend Hair Braids.

Hair Braids are BIG right now and there is a style out there to suit us all.

Reminiscent of my school years the simple French plait has taken on a new lease of energy and design.

Be on trend, weather you’re a rock chic and the love a messy bedhead look or adore, glam red carpet chic. The braid has so many different variations to offer.
Halo braids ,fishtails, Unicorn to name a few.
Perfect holiday hair. Braids are not only a practical hair choice but stylish too !

But let’s start with the basics with this French braid tutorial By Luxy Hair .. Great for beginners and those looking to Improve their technique.
Take a look at @cpresso for more tutorials including fish tails.

When you have mastered the basics get some inspiration from theses A-list celebs
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Take a look at our own beach edit hair braid look below !

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C&V Beach dress edit

Open Culture Summer Arts Market

Once again Open Culture hosted another successful Summer Arts Market. The venue was the nostalgic St Georges Hall in Liverpool city centre and took place over Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June 2016.

The established arts market is held twice a year and is a big event in the craft ,arts and vintage calendar.

Visitors get the opportunity to meet and buy direct from the makers and designers.
With over 100 stalls selling the most unique ,not on the high street items from Art to chocolate ,children’s wear and soft furnishings.

CoCo & VeVe had a stand and spent the weekend with one of my favourite vintage traders Miss” Mary Jones Vintage
Take a look below at the images I took over the weekend of my stand and fellow stall holders stands including Fairytale Vintage I love their bespoke vintage cake stands and hanging planters created using cups and saucers . Pillbox Vintage and Retro Girl Vintage.
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History of the iconic Wrap Dress

Stood the test of time

In today’s contemporary world of fast fashion, it’s rare that a style or silhouette will stay on trend for very long. For any silhouette to stand the test of time, especially in this current, fast-paced industry is quite a feat, and few come to mind. However, there are a few iconic exceptions, one of which is the timeless wrap dress.

While the wrap dress is of course linked with Diane Von Furstenberg and the 1970’s, this particular silhouette was around for several decades prior, and continues to be a staple in every modern day woman’s wardrobe.

The Wrap dress is born.

So how did the wrap dress come about; and how did it manage to not only stand the test of time, but also ever-changing world of fast fashion?

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 The wrap dress first emerged in the 1930’s designer Charles James was taking the fashion world by storm with his designs he looked upon his dresses as works of art, as did many of his customers. Elsa Schiaparelli also designed several wrap dresses during the 1930’s. By the 40’s Clare McCardell ‘s version the “pop over dress” gained popularity. The dress was Clare’s adaptation to the lifestyle of women during World War II.

 Moving forward 30years to early 1970’s a young Diane Von Furstenberg had arrived in the US .She brought with her a suitcase full of dresses she had created while working at an Italian Mill owned by friend Angelo Ferretti. The simple wrap dress was hardly considered by Von Furstenberg a fashion revelation just a little something she would sell in the US.

While Diane Von Furstenberg did not invent the silhouette she certainly perfected it. Her version is an iconic design in fashion history.

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Above left iconic DVF modern wrap dress. Above right CoCo & VeVe Lilody Wrap .

http://www.candvboutique.co.uk/lilody-wrap-dress-in-liberty-yellows-293-p.asp

The wrap dress not only fits the body well. It fits perfectly to the lifestyle of the modern woman. It combines beauty and practicality, which is more important than ever in the busy fashion world. An ultimate staple likely to feature on runways and grace wardrobes for many years to come.

I love the silhouette of the wrap it features in a number of my designs. What is your favourite dress style !

 

 

Summer holiday Beach Bag edit.

Bags for the Beach

Summer is just around the corner and there is some beautiful straw beach bags out there !

When choosing your  summer  bag use these 3 handy tips.

  1. Function:  Will it fit all my beach essentials ?
  2. Style : Do you want a back-pack or tote ?
  3. Colour : Do you choose neutral tones to co-ordinate with all looks or go for a pop of colour that really makes a statement ?

I always like a bag that I can use for the beach ,but is also suitable for sight seeing and shopping.

Here is a few of my favourite bags for this summer.

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Above left  SAINT LAURENT fringe beach tote

Above right http://www.candvboutique.co.uk/tassel-fringe-summer-beach-tote-263-p.asp

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Above left SOPHIE ANDERSON beach tote

.Above right http://www.co.uk/handmade-straw-woven-bag-265-p.asp

If you like something smaller and pack light for holidays try our gorgeous frilly clutches in vibrant colours . http://www.candvboutique.co.uk/frilly-straw-hot-pink-clutch-305-p.asp. Handmade in Bali and exclusive to C&V in the UK.

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Southport Fashion Show 2016

We had a fabulous day on Sunday at Southport Fashion Show !

The day was organised by GModels and Casting director Lisa Hames . The Venue Southport Theatre and Convention centre.

There was a really buzz about the venue with pop up boutiques from women’s fashions ,bridal boutiques, children’s wear and beauty bars.

CoCo & VeVe had a stand next to MAYA .

MAYA is an amazing hair product made with 12 natural oils to find out more visit becomeMAYA  on instagram.

We enjoyed the day soaking up the atmosphere chatting to customers and being entertained by vocalist and dancing in between the catwalk shows.

Our Runway show was at 1.45pm and was hosted by Claire Simmo . The GModels and Miss Southport Brea did a great job on the catwalk wearing our designs  .

Thanks to Andy Forster Photography

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Lord Mayor of Liverpool Charity Fashion Show

We had a fabulous evening yesterday at The Lord Mayor of Liverpool annual Charity Fashion show.

The venue was dressed in white with pink,black and white feather accents.LM liverpool fashion

Doors opened at 6pm and  guests where invited to browse the pop up shops and had the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets ,with all money raised on the night going to The Lord Mayors chosen charity’s, Alder Hey Ronald MacDonald House, KIND and Lister Steps.

 

Everyone took their seats at 6.30pm for the fashion show ,hosted by Reese Ryan and directed by Amanda Moss pr.

Karen Gold of London took to the runway first with an opulent collection  featuring luxe velvets and pearls.

Sofia Spencer sung and entertained with her fabulous voice in between designers.

C&V where up 4th .We showcased a collection of 15 looks from our new look label CoCo & VeVe to a receptive audience.

The show came to a close with talented local students from Holly Lodge and Liverpool College exhibiting their hat designs and garments based on “take a selfie”. !

C&V at March Ladies Who Lunch Liverpool

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Just A few pictures from our recent event hosted by My Liverpool Life .

The Location was The Raquet Club , Chapel Lane Liverpool. Guests enjoyed a champagne reception ,followed by a 3 course lunch.

C&V launched our new look label CoCo & VeVe ,the models hit the runway wearing our new designs.

A charity raffle was drawn in aid of the James Bulger Memorial trust . Guests where also treated to live acoustics by Clare and an after party at Circo.