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Autumn is just around the corner and we think you’d love our new pieces! You can shop them now!

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#DailyEdit – Tessa Dress

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#DailyEdit – One of the true beauties of Instagram

Klara also known as typisktklara on instagram is taking over the web with her images! They are absolutely beautiful and trigger all the emotions she sets out for you to feel. She’s seen here in our Vicky White Dress looking absolutely stunning!!

You can access her account here.

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#ChristmasEdit – Party Dresses

Party Guide

It’s getting near that time again ladies and you need to start thinking ahead! Your Christmas night out can be your best or worst night out ever but whatever the outcome make sure you’re looking fabulous in one of these numbers!! We’ve also got the perfect party hairstyles and nails edits to follow!

Keira

Keira is your perfect Christmas party dress to see you through the whole season. Elegant and glamorous you can pair this dress with almost anything! We were thinking dark red nails and sling back sandals.

Jade

Jade is the ever delicate pleated dress that is perfect for winter with it’s snowy colour. nothing compliments the icy white tones of this outfit more than deep red accessories!

Marianne

Marianne is your ultimate metallic number for this party season. Who doesn’t like a touch of gold at Christmas time. The flattering dress accentuates the feminine curves and suits many shapes.

Lorna

Lorna is your edgy look for this season! Team it with a pair of chunky shoe boots and over the top silver jewellery for a show stopping look!

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#DailyEdit – New Lines

Wrap Up

 

Now we’re getting into November we know it’s getting chilly outside and what better way to cheer yourself up than buy some winter warmers! We’ve got the perfect pieces to see you through this season!

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Our brand new Paris coat is perfect for keeping you snug and cosy whilst still looking fabulously fashionable.

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We’ve also got a great little number to slip under one of our beautiful new coats, meet Olivia…

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Get your winter wardrobe sorted in one simply shop!!

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thestudentblogger.co.uk has done an edit on our beautiful Tessa Playsuit and we thought she looked super in it so wanted to share it with you!

To read the full thing click here.

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Influential Designers Over the Past 100 Years

Influential Designers

We’re going to start from the 1920s right up until now to show you who we feel have been the most influential designers over the past 100 years!

Timeline

Coco Chanel

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. She was the only fashion designer to appear on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Along with Paul Poiret, Chanel was credited with liberating women from the constraints of the “corseted silhouette” and popularizing the acceptance of a sportive, casual chic as the feminine standard in the post-World War I era. A prolific fashion creator, Chanel’s influence extended beyond couture clothing. Her design aesthetic was realized in jewelry, handbags, and fragrance. Her signature scent, Chanel No. 5, has become an iconic product.

Chanel was known for her lifelong determination, ambition, and energy, which she applied to her professional and social life. She achieved both success as a businesswoman and social prominence thanks to the connections she made through her work. These included many artists and craftspeople to which she became a patron. However, Chanel’s highly competitive, opportunistic personality led her to make questionable life choices which have generated controversy around her reputation, particularly her behaviour during the German occupation of France in World War II.

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Elsa Schiaparelli

Elsa Schiaparelli was an Italian fashion designer. Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars. Starting with knitwear, Schiaparelli’s designs were heavily influenced by Surrealists like her collaborators Salvador Dalí and Alberto Giacometti. Her clients included the heiress Daisy Fellowes and actress Mae West.

Schiaparelli did not adapt to the changes in fashion following World War II and her business closed in 1954.

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Christian Dior

Christian Dior was a French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one of the world’s top fashion houses, also called Christian Dior, but now owned by LVMH.

In 1942, when Dior left the army, he joined the fashion house of Lucien Lelong, where he and Pierre Balmain were the primary designers. For the duration of World War II, Dior, as an employee of Lelong — who labored to preserve the French fashion industry during wartime for economic and artistic reasons — designed dresses for the wives of Nazi officers and French collaborators, as did other fashion houses that remained in business during the war, including Jean Patou,Jeanne Lanvin, and Nina Ricci.

On 8 December 1946 Dior founded his fashion house.

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Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, known as Yves Saint Laurent, was a French fashion designer, and is regarded as one of the greatest names in fashion history. In 1985, Caroline Rennolds Milbank wrote, “The most consistently celebrated and influential designer of the past twenty-five years, Yves Saint Laurent can be credited with both spurring the couture’s rise from its sixties ashes and with finally rendering ready-to-wear reputable.” He is also credited with having introduced the tuxedo suit for women and was known for his use of non-European cultural references, and non-White models.

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Mary Quant

Mary Quant OBE, is a fashion designer and British fashion icon. She became an instrumental figure in the 1960s London-based Mod and youth fashion movements. She was one of the designers who took credit for the miniskirt and hot pants, and by promoting these and other fun fashions she encouraged young people to dress to please themselves and to treat fashion as a game. Ernestine Carter, an authoritative and influential fashion journalist of the 1950s and ’60s, wrote: “It is given to a fortunate few to be born at the right time, in the right place, with the right talents. In recent fashion there are three: Chanel, Dior, and Mary Quant.”

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Oscar de la Renta

Óscar Arístides Ortiz de la Renta Fiallo is a Dominican American fashion designer. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, De la Renta was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio Castillo, he became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers to dress Jacqueline Kennedy. An award-winning designer, he worked for Lanvin and Balmain; his eponymous fashion house continues to dress leading figures, from film stars to royalty, into the 2010s. De La Renta is particularly known for his red carpet gowns and evening wear.

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Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix is a french fashion designer. Lacroix was born in Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône in southern France. At a young age he began sketching historical costumes and fashions. Lacroix graduated from high school in 1969 and moved to Montpellier, to study Art History at the University of Montpellier. In 1971, he enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris. While working on a dissertation on dress in French 18th-century painting, Lacroix also pursued a program in museum studies at the École du Louvre.

In 1987, he opened his own haute couture house. He began putting out ready-to-wear in 1988 drawing inspiration from diverse cultures. Critics commented that he did not seem to understand the type of clothing the working woman needed. In 1989, Lacroix launched jewellery, handbags, shoes, glasses, scarves, and ties (along with ready-to-wear). In this same year, he opened boutiques within Paris, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Toulouse, London, Geneva, and Japan.

With his background in historical costume and clothing, Lacroix soon made headlines with his opulent, fantasy creations, including the short puffball skirt (“le pouf”), rose prints, and low décolleté necklines. He quoted widely from other styles—from fashion history (the corset and the crinoline), from folklore, and from many parts of the world—and he mixed his quotations in a topsy-turvy manner. He favored the hot colors of the Mediterranean region, a hodgepodge of patterns, and experimental fabrics, sometimes handwoven in local workshops.

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Viktor & Rolf

Viktor & Rolf is an Amsterdam-based fashion house. The company was founded in 1993 by designers Viktor Horsting  and Rolf Snoeren.

Viktor Horsting (1969) & Rolf Snoeren (1969) met while studying fashion at the Arnhem Academy of Art and Design in The Netherlands. They began working together upon graduation, relocating to Paris in 1993 to launch their careers. Their first collection ‘Hyères’ (1993) based on distortion, reconstruction and layering won three prizes at the Salon Europeen des Jeunes Stylistes at the Festival International de Mode et de Photographie. The subsequent presentation of four collections in experimental art spaces.

Viktor&Rolf returned to ready-to-wear in 2000, with ‘Stars and Stripes’ (Autumn/Winter 2000-01). The menswear line ‘Monsieur’ was added in 2003 (Autumn/Winter), modelled entirely by Viktor & Rolf in a mirrored performance. The Viktor&Rolf range has since grown to include shoes, accessories and eyewear.

In addition to their own lines, Viktor&Rolf have collaborated with a number of other well-known brands, including Samsonite (2009), with whom they produced a luggage line, Shu Uemura (2008) for a range of couture false eyelashes, Piper Heidsieck (2007) for the iconic upside-down bottle and, in 2006, the line for high street chain H&M, which greatly extended their appeal to the general public.

With the desire to expand, in 2008 Viktor&Rolf entered into a partnership with Italian clothing magnate Renzo Rosso of Only the Brave (OTB), allowing the company to develop new product ranges, extend distribution and open further boutiques.

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#DailyEdit – Winter Weddings

WINETER WONDERLANDHere at jones+jones HQ we love a good winter wedding and we know you’ll all have one to go to this season, that’s why we’re delving in to some of our favourite wedding guest attire. Its the question that rest’s on your mind day in day out, at work, whilst your on the phone to a friend, from the moment you receive that invite…

WHAT OUTFIT AM I GOING TO WEAR!

The preparation begins weeks in advance, so we’ve put together some great dresses to inspire you as a winter wedding guest and there is a great selection if your after the perfect girly frocks to dress your bridesmaids in for the big day!! Visit our lace selection HERE

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The Jade dress is bursting with elegance, show it off with some decadent jewellery, and creme accessories like this clutch and peep toe patent hoes. Such a lady . . .

Also available in black and cream !

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Sexy Saskia is pretty and feminine, with a lace trim to the neckline and simple straps, the silhouette, satin fabric and box pleat leave for a neat and tidy look. Great with a neat fashion bun and a smart cream coat. Wear some black peep toe shoes and a fluffy hand warmer to compliment the black detailing around the top of this show stopping dress!

Also available in black !

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Darling Davina, she’s bold and she’s beautiful. Pair with some purple shades court shoes and a fancy feather black fascinator. This purple haze inspired outfit will only wow the spectators. Careful not to steal the brides thunder!STELLA

Stella leaves no room for upstaging. A fitted silhouette with a round neckline and feather detail has an heir of sexiness, class and sophistication.

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Ahh Grace, elegant and fun. with the signature jones+jones petticoat, this skirt look fabulous with a delicate blouse and some bold bright accessories. Try an electric blue show and clutch, and add some dramatic eye flicks! Cutesy but fiercely fashionable!

JAMIE MONO AND PINK

Jamie pink lace is a sweet dress with a flattering figure enhancing silhouette, a smart neckline and a box-pleated skirt. To set this dress off, style with monochrome colours. Wear a t-bar stiletto and a good size mono clutch to finish of the outfit. It adds edge and really brings out the potential of the soft pink shade.

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Right -Pippa Middleton wore a black and white dress with peplum detail to the wedding of Lady Melissa Percy and Thomas van Straubenzee in Northumberland.

Left – Sometimes all it takes is a dash of colour! Just two months before her sister walked down the aisle, Pippa turned up to a society wedding in this gorgeous frilled black coat with coral dress and matching fascinator – the perfect little number to show off a mid-winter tan and long slim pins.

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It may be wintertime and the sky’s mint be a little dull, but theres nothing like a bold colour to make you stand out at a wedding.

Left – We applaud Hollie Willoughby’s choice of electric blue to the wedding of fellow ITV presenter Dermot O’Leary and Dee Koppang in 2012 wearing this sophisticated, figure-flattering dress.

Right - Always top of the pile for lead style guru, Kate Moss who nailed the little red dress look at an Italian wedding. Whilst seeing her friend get married in Umbria in 2009, Kate absolutely rocked this mini coral prom dress look teamed with some black patent flats. With the straps slipping down over her shoulders, Kate owned the wedding guest abroad sex pot look.

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Left- Fearne Cotton dressed her bump in a very flattering metallic shift dress as she attended the wedding of her pal James Corden. PERFECTLY accompanied by a cute faux fur jacket to keep away the chill and a gorgeous boyfriend!

Right – J-Lo in 2006 arriving to the wedding of TomKat’s with then-husband Marc Anthony, Jen looked fabulous and pulled out all the stops in a blush fairytale gown complete with fur stole. #jloves a winter Stole!

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Well we’ve now got the perfect recipe for being the leading contestant in the best dressed wedding guest category. To sum up, there are three must haves on our wedding guest shopping list :

1. Fur

2. Colour

3. The perfect complimentary shoe and clutch combo!

NOW ENJOY THE DAY. YOU LOOK FABULOUS!

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#DailyEdit – New Styles

As we’ve always promised to bring you new lines every week we’ve not disappointed! Check them out below:

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#DailyEdit – Bonfire Night

Remember, remember the 5th of November…

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Every year we love to get wrapped up and huddle around a bonfire to watch the beautiful firework displays! Us jones+jones girls know that you all want to look fabulous wherever you go SO we’ve got your perfect winter warmer guide here!

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