Lauren Aquilina

Lauren Aquilina

 

Have you heard of the great new singer/songwriter Lauren Aquilina? The 18 year old has a beautifully powerful voice and loves jones+jones. Her new music video is out now and guess what?! She is wearing not one but TWO jones+jones dresses in it! Her latest single is currently number 5 in the iTunes chart so you should definitely check it out! The fun loving young girl not only loves our dresses but is a massive fan of biscuits find out all about her below:

 

1. What jones+jones dress do you love the most?

I think ‘Vicky’ is my favourite! I have it in red and lilac.

 

2. Describe your style to us?

It’s pretty chilled on a day-to-day basis. You’ll often find me in high waist denim cut-offs and loose-cropped tees. However, for video shoots and photo shoots I love to wear really dramatic clothing that I maybe couldn’t get away with if I was just going to the shops! I really play on that.

 

3. Where do you enjoy wearing jones+jones the most?

I’ve worn jones+jones in two of my music videos now, which has been great. The dresses really flatter my body shape so I don’t feel self conscious in them at all. I’ve also worn a jones+jones dress to pretty much every party I’ve been to in the past year haha! They’ve kinda become my thing.

 

4. Where do you get inspiration for your music?

Mostly from my personal life, I think its really important that lyrics are honest and that that comes across in the song. I also sometimes overhear people’s conversations or take inspiration from my friends and family.

 

5. Have you always enjoyed dressing up?

I was never really into dresses when I was young; I think as I grew up and my body started to change I got more into it. There’s something amazing about walking into a room in a jones+jones dress and a pair of heels when people are used to seeing you in jeans and t-shirts.

 

6. We’ve heard you like biscuits, what’s your favourite one?

Chocolate bourbons! That’s another Aquilina thing. I’m literally obsessed. It’s bordering on ridiculous.

 

7. If you could have a tea party what dress would you wear from our collection and what biscuits would you supply?

Probably the ‘Alice Liberty Print’ dress – its so floral and summery! The colour is lovely too. I’d definitely want some shortbread involved, maybe some hobnobs, and obviously…bourbons!

 

She’s definitely one to watch not only for her music but her great choice in dresses!!

 

Love j+j x

Ella Henderson and Demi Lovato spotted in jones + jones..

The gorgeous X Factor star Ella Henderson was spotted wearing the Tamara red sequin dress for her second performance at the Olympic Ball last week. Ella looked stunning in the sequin peter pan collar full-skirt dress dress which she teamed  opaque tights and black waist belt – perfect for the party season upon us!..

Ella Henderson in the Tamara red sequin dress

On the other side of the Atlantic X Factor USA judge and Disney channel star Demi Lovato was spotted wearing the Audrey black lace dress for the live show. Demi toughened up the oh-so-girly dress with  a studded leather biker jacket and black and gold strappy platform heels. We think she looks fab!..

Demi Lovato in the Audrey black lace dress

 

Both the Tamara red sequin dress and the Audrey black lace dress are available on the jones + jones website now.

With love, jones + jones x

 

jones + jones spotted on ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’!

If you watched ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ on BBC3 last night, you may have spotted jones + jones dresses worn by the bridesmaids! The girls looked gorgeous in our Poppy and Audrey dresses in cream, and one of the bridesmaids has kindly provided us with these beautiful pictures from the big day..

The girls looked stunning in their jones + jones dresses and you can steal their style! The Audrey Dress is currently available in cream as pictured, perfect for Autumn Cafe Creme, luxurious chocolate, chic black and edgy silver! The Poppy Dress is currently out of stock in cream, however you can find this gorgeous dress also available in black, chocolate, Cafe Creme and silver on our website here! These head-turning dresses are also available in our Topshop Concessions in the UK and Ireland and our Flagship Boutique in Saint Tropez now!

With love, jones + jones x

 

 

Images courtesy of BBC and the beautiful Bride

jones + jones hot summer sale is now online! Up to 80% off!

We are very excited to announce that the jones + jones hot summer sale is now live on our website! With a variety of this season’s gorgeous styles on offer and up to 80% off you would be crazy not to take a look!…

Look pretty-in-pink in the stunning jones + jones Audrey Dress in pink, which features a lace bodice and a flirty full skirt and is now half price down from £60 to an amazing £30! Or why not check out the oh-so-sweet bandeau jones + jones Petra dress, which is also now only £30!…

The Nicky dress in white is the perfect dress for summer, with a low cut back and a oh-so-feminine statement bow you are guaranteed to turn heads in this dress, down to £30 from £65, get yours before it sells out! Our gorgeous limited edition green pansy Liberty print dresses are also reduced, including the Vivienne Dress which is now down to an amazing £45!…

Take a look at our website for many more gorgeous hot summer styles!

With love, jones + jones x

jones + jones on msn style!!

We were very excited to spot one of our gorgeous customers Lauren wearing a jones + jones dress on the style section of the msn site this morning!..

 

Lauren was wearing the oh-so-sophisticated Audrey dress in black which features a floral lace bodice and full skirt with a net-trimmed petticoat. Lauren was chosen to feature on the site by WIWT founder Poppy Dinsey who picked Lauren from hundreds as one as her favourite looks and we can see why! Lauren looks simply stunning in her jones + jones dress, teamed with towering platforms and glamorous hair  she is giving the whole office dress envy!

To check out the msn style page click here!

With love, jones + jones x

Images courtesy of msn.com

It’s not all work and no play at jones + jones…

With the Diamond Jubilee now upon us and London hosting the 2012 Olympics this summer we are feeling very patriotic here at jones + jones HQ!

To celebrate all things beautifully British two members of the jones + jones team were treated to a fabulous Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge and as they enjoyed it so much we decided to offer you the chance to win the same fabulous experience for you and a friend plus a jones + jones dress of your choice to make sure you look oh-so-stylish for tea! Or if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, the winner will be able to choose between the Afternoon Tea experience + dress or £150.00 worth of jones + jones credit to treat themselves to a gorgeous new summer wardrobe from our website!

Check out the jones + jones ladies, Shadie and Emily’s, account of the day…

 

 

We dined in the stylish Caramel Room, a relaxed and friendly setting, perfect for chic fashionistas who wish to sample the mouth-watering delights of the pret-a-portea menu. The Berkeley base their afternoon tea on current themes and colours of the fashion world and the menu is transformed every six months to follow the changing seasons in fashion…

 

 

Service was excellent and as soon as we arrived, we were greeted by Carlos, our friendly waiter for the afternoon who brought a glass of champagne to our table and went through the menu in great detail explaining exactly which designer each cake and biscuit we were about to receive was inspired by. To start with, a plate of sandwiches and rolls was brought over in an assortment of scrumptious flavours including Coronation chicken, egg mayonnaise, cucumber and tuna…

 

 

This was followed shortly by the famous three-tier cake stand which looks even more delicious in real life than it does in photos! The lower plate was savory based and featured taster spoons and canapés of savory delights including chilli beef and salmon covered in poppy seeds. The next two plates were the main attractions and featured a selection of gorgeous cakes and biscuits which looked too good to eat. Each and every one was truly delicious but some of our favourites included the Dolce & Gabbana blueberry sponge cake in the shape of a bag, the Miu Miu vanilla bikini biscuit and the Jason Wu cherry bavarois and coconut cream mouse topped with a skirt and biscuit heel…

 

 

The treats were washed down with a tea of your choice, we went for the posh pomelo & melon and the wild blossom and berries – both were delightful. All teas are served on fine-bone china designed by British designer Paul Smith which adds to the glamour of the experience…

 

 

Cakes and biscuits are unlimited so feel free to ask for another plate so you can sample all the flavours, any cakes you cannot finish are given to you at the end in a pret-a-portea box to take home and enjoy!…

 

 

And to make sure we looked super stylish for the day we wore items from the jones + jones S/S 2012 collection including the oh-so-pretty Audrey dress in black and the striking red rose Anastasia Blazer teamed with luxurious leather bags available now in our Saint Tropez boutique!…

 

 

To enter to win your very own Afternoon Tea experience at The Berkeley plus a jones + jones dress of your choice for the event or £150.00 credit to spoil yourself with on the jones + jones website, you just need to ‘Like’ us on Facebook and answer our competition post on Facebook!*

Good luck everyone!

Congratulations to her Majesty and we hope you all have a sparkling Diamond Jubilee weekend!

 

With love, jones + jones x

 

*Terms and Conditions apply: All entries must answer under the competition post on Facebook otherwise their entry will not be counted. The winner must ‘Like’ jones + jones on Facebook. All entrants must be 18 years or older. Travel and any other expenses other than the Afternoon Tea experience and jones + jones garments, will not be provided. Dates available for the afternoon tea for two are strictly: 11/07/12 at 2:30pm or 26/07/12 at 3pm or 31/07/12 at 5pm. These dates and times are not transferable. One winner will win their choice of either Afternoon Tea for two at the Berkeley on one of the times and dates listed plus one jones + jones dress for themselves or £150.00 credit for the jones + jones website. Competition closes at midnight on 14/06/12. The jones + jones dress the winner chooses will be subject to availability and alternatives may be offered. Terms and conditions are subject to change.

Behind the closed doors of jones + jones HQ…

Fancy finding out what happens behind the closed doors of jones + jones HQ? Our amazing intern Arti is here to let you know all about her internship…

Name: Arti Bhardwa

University course: Fashion Management and Marketing at the University of Creative Arts

The three tasks I enjoyed the most while at jones + jones were…

1. Creating different Polyvores for the jones + jones Polyvore page as I could really be very creative and put together outfits using jones + jones dresses to inspire others. This is one of my favourite Polyvores that I’ve created and inspires girls to create the tough biker girl look with the Audrey Dress in poppy…

 

 

 

2. I also really enjoyed helping to select dresses to send out to magazines such as More! Magazine. It was a great experience to match dresses to trends and stories. Even better when those dresses were featured in the magazines!…

 

 

3. Further more my favourite part of my placement was working towards researching and coming up with ideas for a jones + jones App. I felt that throughout the placement, jones + jones really encouraged me to come up with ideas and suggestions, it helped me build my confidence and I really felt that I gained professional experience and knowledge throughout the placement.

My favourite jones + jones dress has be be the Poppy Dress in black as it’s such a lovely dress and I love the quality of the lace the stunning skirt! Everything about this dress works really well together in creating a unique style. This dress can be worn on a night out or dressed down to wear during the day. It will guarantee to make any lady look lovely…

 

I love jones + jones not only because of the beautiful dresses they make but what I loved most about working for jones + jones were the lovely and inspirational people I worked with; they’ve really given me a great experience and taught me so much. Anyone who gets an opportunity to intern with jones + jones should be considered as highly lucky! Being apart of the jones + jones team was the best part of my internship.

Watch this space for more from Arti and the rest of our amazing jones + jones team very soon!

With love, jones + jones x

Be the Princess of your Prom by winning the jones + jones Dress of your Dreams!

Always wanted that perfect pretty dress to transform you into a Prom Princess?

jones + jones can make your dreams come true! Be a Princess in jones + jones and you’ll be sure to knock Prince Charming off his feet!…

 

Three lucky ladies will be winning a perfect jones + jones prom dress of their choice!  If you think you fit the shoe just let us know your details and a description of your perfect prom outfit on our competition page here and you could be wearing a dazzling jones + jones dress of your choice on your special prom night!

Good luck everyone, get creative!

With love, jones + jones x

*Terms and Conditions apply. Please see all terms and conditions on the competition page here.

jones + jones in the DCU Fashion Show!…x

We were so excited to be part of the amazing DCU Fashion Show for the second year running last Tuesday! The event, sponsored by Diet Coke amongst others, showcased modelling and design talent from across Ireland as well as collections from top high street brands ranging from Zara to H&M, Jack & Jones to jones + jones!…

 

 

The theme of the show was ‘High Tech Heritage’,  which chairperson of DCU Style Society, Susan Gorman, described as a celebration of  ’…our fast-changing, internet and media rich world merged with the rebirth of vintage clothing’. From the sparkling sequins on the Julia Dress to the edgy structuring of the Nicky Dress, the full and flirty forties and fifties inspired skirts to the on-trend textural florals, we think that the gorgeous selection of garments showcased from our S/S 2012 collection perfectly encapsulated the theme alongside the projections and social media used.

A huge thank you to all of the stunning models and a special thank you to Aoife Fitzgerald and our fantastic Concession Managers in Dublin, Aimee Harden and Zara Andrews! You can find all the stunning dresses on our website here and in our amazing concessions in select Topshop stores including Topshop in the Jervis Shopping Centre and in St Stephens Green in Dublin!

With love, jones + jones x

Images are greatly appreciated and courtesy of Snapt