Behind the Scenes with Denim and Gingham!

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Our recent shoot out in the West End of London involved our gingham and denim summer looks.  Teamed with the sunshine they made the perfect summer dresses and for almost any occasion.

Also making a come back is our beautiful Faye Dress, perfect for summer weddings, prom or graduation a standout dress for a special occasion.  Contrast lace overlaying the cream and contrasting piping give this dress an art deco vintage twist on a modern party dress.

 We love it teamed with the bright flowers in the hair to give it that extra unique styling.  Get it while it is still here!

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Final touches were made easy while out in the sun and our model attracted more than her fair share of attention! Check out them builders!

 

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with love jones + jones x.

Meet the jones + jones models…

Ever wondered what it is like to be a jones + jones model? Want to know more about the gorgeous girls who model for us? Meet Line one of the jones + jones models…

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- Tell us about yourself?
Well, my name is Line Rindvig (pronounced Lina), I am 28 and from beautiful Denmark. I have been based in London for six years now so I guess you could call it my hometown. I was introduced to jones + jones via my sister (who is the manager of the jones + jones stores in Paris and Saint Tropez). The two owners of jones + jones have been wonderful to me, taking me onboard almost every shoot and inviting me to parties and dinners, I have a lot of love for jones + jones.

- How did you start modelling?
I guess it started when I lived in Copenhagen 8 years ago and then when I moved to London I was often stopped on the street and asked to do freelance modelling jobs and then one thing led to another. However, I would never categorize myself as a ‘real’ model – but I do know how to pose in front of a camera haha.

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- What was the most interesting shoot you have done with jones + jones and why?
That’s a good question…..hmm…they have all been awesome! I think I have done 7 or 8 shoots for jones + jones. I LOVE the team, we always have so much fun when we are abroad together, the jones + jones family. We did a shoot in Paris last summer and it was beyond beautiful! One evening we were shooting on a rooftop, overlooking the sunset and you could see The Effiel Tower from there – it felt more like a holiday than a job. Our shoot in The Canary Islands last winter was gorgeous too…oh and the one in Saint Tropez last summer – all the shoots have been amazing to work on!

- Out of all the photos taken of you which is your favourite?
I’d say it’s the one where I am wearing the peach Florence dress on the beach; the wind is blowing in my hair and the background is tourquise water. AMAZING shot! I call it the Beyonce shot because the photographer told me to to look like “you run this world”, but I have a lot of favourites thoughout the years.

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- What is your favourite part of being a jones + jones model?
Being part of such a lovely team and travelling to exciting places with them. I always have a lot of fun when we are abroad together – they call me “The Diva” cause I make a lot of fun out of wearing their stunning dresses looking like a princess. My usual style is very ‘urban chick’ in camo jeans and leather jacket.

- What would be your dream modelling job?
jones + jones in New York – Lower East Side!!!

-When your not busy modelling, what are some of your favourite things to do?
When I’m not posing in front of a camera I work within Live Music Events such as Festivals and big international Music Award Shows. I also manage an awesome music producer and a hip hop group and help to promote hip hop gigs all over London – I’ve also hosted a gig myself. There is no doubt that my passion is within music!

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- Where is your favourite place you have travelled to?
New York – the city of dreams. There is a lot to say about The Big Apple but over all it’s the sort of city where everything is possible and everything inspires you…..at least it does to me. I love the Lower East Side as most of my friends lives there but I am also a fan of The Bronx and Brooklyn.

- Favourite movie and why?
Hmm, I’m not good at watching movies – I am more of a music person. I know it’s not a movie but the TV series The Wire is one ot the greatest thing to ever be on TV – that show needs more credit.

- How do you define your personal style?
Urban – I don’t follow trends, I just buy what I like. Often I ask my friends if I can get the clothes they don’t wear anymore – then I spice up my wardrope with that. I don’t know anyone that has the same style as me – it’s very simple but still diffent to most. There are a lot of photos of my personal style on my blog.

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- What is your favourite jones + jones dress from the new season and why?
The new version of the Nicky – with the neon top. I LOVE IT!

- Who is your style icon?
Iman – David Bowie’s wife. No doubt!

Keep checking the blog to meet another jones + jones model soon and to find out more about what goes on behind the scenes on our amazing location photo shoots!

With love, jones + jones team x

Meet the jones + jones team…

For the next few weeks we’re giving you an exclusive insight into the jones + jones team who work behind the scenes at our HQ. This week meet Lena our Senior Designer…

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Introduce yourself and tell us what you do at jones + jones?

My name is Lena and I work as the Senior Designer here at jones + jones and I manage the design/pattern cutting team. I develop the collections from the very beginning which means trend forecasting and sourcing fabric and trims. I draw the sketches, draft the patterns and check the samples that come back from the factory.

How did you land a job at jones + jones and when did you join the team?

When I moved to London I was keen to work with a designer label, I discovered the brand and I really liked the feminine and edgy style so I applied for a design position and was successful. It’s been nearly two years now that I have been working with jones + jones.

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What advice would you give someone wanting to get into your role?

I would say to them that they must be passionate about design as a fashion job isn’t just red carpet glamour. To be a designer you must have a creative mind and know how to translate your sketches into a real garment. You need to show strong knowledge of pattern cutting and garment construction.

What has been your most memorable moment at jones + jones so far?

My most memorable moment would be when I worked on my first collection for jones + jones and saw the photos from the shoot that were taken in Paris. It was an amazing reward to see the dresses worn by models in such a romantic city!

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What is your favourite part of your job?

My favourite part is the creation stage. I love researching trends, looking for inspiration and drawing silhouettes.

 Favourite jones + jones item?

My favourite dress is the Nita Dress from our AW12 collection. I like the deep V at the front and back. I also love the flower details at the bottom; very feminine and delicate. We have just launched the new SS13 collection and I can tell you that there will be some amazing dresses coming in over the next few months but for now I like the freshness of the Claire Dress in both Mint and Peach.

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Who is your style icon?

I would say Vanessa Paradis for her “Boho-chic’ style. She has a very good eye for vintage and knows how to dress with personality. Always so chic and natural!

Check back next week to meet another member of the jones + jones team and to find out more about what goes on behind the scenes here at jones + jones HQ!

With love, jones + jones team x

Meet the jones + jones team…

For the next few weeks we’re giving you an exclusive insight into the jones + jones team who work behind the scenes at our Mayfair HQ. This week meet Suzi our design assistant..

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Introduce yourself and tell us what you do at jones + jones?

Hi, my name is Suzi and I am a design assistant here at jones + jones. I work with the design team doing research, designing and pattern cutting. Once our design samples come back from the factory I check them and make any necessary amendments to the patterns and send them back to the factory if alterations are required. I also act as a P.A. to the company directors and assist them in any tasks they needs me to do including replying to emails, contacting suppliers, liaising with the factory and doing general research.

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How did you land a job at jones + jones and when did you join the team? 

Back in April last year, I noticed a message on the Facebook page advertising an internship here so jumped at the chance to apply! A few weeks later I got a phone call to say they had a job they wanted to interview me for. I attended the interview and was successful, so moved from Scotland and started working here after I graduated in June.

What advice would you give someone wanting to get into your role?

I would tell them to work very hard and not lose sight of their ambitions. Hard work and determination is what has got me and I am very happy and only more enthusiastic to further succeed. Also, do not hide your ambitions; if people see you are determined they are more likely to notice you.

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What has been your most memorable moment at jones + jones so far?

The first time the company director took myself and the rest of the design team to Paris for Premier Vision. It was not only my first time at Premier Vision but my first time in Paris, I was very excited and really enjoyed the experience. It gave me an insight of how to look for and buy fabrics.

What is your favourite part of your job?

I think the favourite part of my job is seeing my own designs coming back from the factory. It never fails to excite me and I always cannot wait to show my family and friends!

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What is your favourite item from this season?

I really love the Nicky black sequin dress which I wore to a Christmas party and felt amazing in! I also love my Lily skirt in burgundy as it is a great skirt that can be dressed down for work or dressed up for a night out!

Who is your style icon?

My style icon would have to be either Scarlett Johansson or Emma Watson. Scarlett Johansson because she knows how to dress for her figure and always looks so flawlessly elegant. And Emma Watson because she has such a young freshness to her style and is so versatile. She knows how to style daywear with cute blouses and skinny jeans, but then can pull out a showstopping number on the red carpet.

Check back next week to meet another member of the jones + jones team and findd out more about what goes on behind the scenes at jones + jones HQ!

With love, jones + jones team x

 

Meet the jones + jones team..

For the next few weeks we’re giving you an exclusive insight into the jones + jones team who work behind the scenes at our Mayfair HQ. This week we are starting with Kimberley, our dispatch merchandise manager..

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Introduce yourself and tell us what you do at jones + jones?

My name is Kimberley and I am the dispatch merchandise manager. I assist with our 20 topshop concessions all over the country, helping with the layouts and merchandising. I dispatch stock from the head office which I think will sell well within their areas in that particular week and revise the feedback sent from our sales staff to consider which stock they will need the following week to gain great sales figures.

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How did you land a job at jones + jones and when did you join the team? 

I originally started here as an intern, exploring the e-commerce side of jones + jones and helping with website orders, stock counts and social media sites such as Polyvore and Pinterest. I also spent some time with the design team helping fit samples and pattern cutting. I have been here for 3 months now and have settled in very well with the rest of the jones + jones team. I enjoy all aspects that come with my role and hope to explore  and expand my skills even further within the company.

What advice would you give someone wanting to get into your role?

I would tell them to have a very hardworking ethic and believe that you can do anything you set your mind to even if you choose a different pathway.

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What has been your most memorable moment at jones + jones so far?

I would say being welcomed by the whole team and being offered my job role after my fifth week being here.

What is your favourite part of your job?

My favourite part of my job is getting to be the first person to see all the new collections coming in and working within our close knit team.

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What is your favourite item from this season and how would you style it?

My Favourite item from this season is the Kimberley dress (which I am wearing today) I love the rock chic style so today I have gone for my biker boots, grazed tights and a black and white cross shirt underneath with the classic leather jacket. Rock On! :)

Who is your style icon?

My style icon would have to be the model legend Kate Moss, I like to change up my style quite often and theres no-one that does that better than her.

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Check back next week to meet another member of the jones + jones team and found out more about what goes on behind the scenes at jones + jones HQ!

With love, jones + jones team x

 

Follow jones + jones on Instagram!..

We have some very exciting news as today we are launching our brand new Instragram page!! Come and follow us to see what goes on behind the scenes at jones + jones HQ, for exclusive snaps of new styles and lots of exciting fashion photos!

 

We are launching our Instragram page today in line with London Fashion Week so keep checking back for live updates throughout the day including our favourite accessories and street style snaps! We can’t wait to share them with you! To follow our page click here.

 

With love, jones + jones x

 

 

Behind the scenes at jones + jones AW12 shoot!

The jones + jones team have been in sunny St Tropez shooting the images for our latest AW12 campaign and we are so excited we couldn’t wait to share some behind the scenes images with you all!! From couture lace to dazzling sequins our new collection has something for everyone!

Keep checking our website for the stunning new AW12 collection which will be launching later this week! You won’t want to miss out!!

With love, jones + jones team x