Love Locks

love lock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love. Typically the sweethearts’ names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolise unbreakable love. Since the 2000s, love locks have proliferated at an increasing number of locations worldwide. They’re ever so romantic hence the reason we’ve fallen in love with them!

Our design team were off in Paris for inspiration and found many bridges covered in Love Locks that made our hearts melt!!

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Love j+j x

An Interview With Laerke our French Store Manager

 Laerke gives her thoughts on Fashion Icons  

The word fashion icon is used frequently. A lot of fashionistas have great style, but fashion starlets come and go and one replaces the other. It’s an eternal wheel, and my opinion is that nearly none of them lasts long enough to become an icon, though few outfits become iconic. I often find that what I aspire to it’s something with a somewhat eternal style to it, like the creations by the designer Azzedine Alaïa. He’s existed under the radar for many years, but his flirtatious, feminine and figure hugging creations have proven lasting and become iconic among actors, musicians, models and other designers.

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My inspiration is often found in great editorials in magazines, or in advertisement campaigns. I adore a beautiful photo. If a brand has a great catalogue I immediately want to copy the style of the models in it. Whether one likes the bohemian style or not, the brand Noa Noa always manages to inspire me with their catalogues. Even if my style is much less bobo, I get inspired by the feeling created by the locations Noa Noa use for their shoots, the mix of the Scandinavian colours in their garments, and the fact that their garments are easy to both dress up and down. I love when a pair of casual chinos is paired with a really chic blazer, or a pair of converse sneaks are paired with a super feminine flirtatious skirt. This is also one of the things that inspire me working at jones+jones. The way that it’s not just pretty dresses suited for high heals, but also with a denim jacket and a pair of flats or bilker boots. I love contrasts.

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I often also find my inspiration in places, and I always think in film locations whenever I find myself in a great visual set-up. Being out and about is important to me. Sometimes my inspiration is triggered by watching something in a gallery, by doing people watching from a Parisian street cafés, or when having to dress up for a special event. Sometimes the inspiration is found in the most peculiar places, like when I went to a classical concert in one of Paris’ great theatres a couple of weeks ago. All the singers were wearing black outfits, but one of them had red shoes on. It gave her performance such an edge of personality and lifted her performance so much that when I had to replace a pair of my old shoes, I instantly went out to buy a pair of red ones :)

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We all have different periods of our life where we’re inspired or drawn to something specific. I’m in my silk period. Anything silk and I’m drawn to it. I love the designer duo Baum & Pherdgarten because they work a lot around the materials they find and get inspired by the fabric itself to make their creations, which are often made of wool and silk blends. Obviously inspiration also depends on where one lives. I got totally hooked on Louis Vuitton’s Cruise campaign with Arizona Muse from last year, which is shot in Paris. It captures the eternal Parisian style to perfection, and aspires to the imagination of the chic life in Paris. I just love the photo where she’s standing with the scooter helmet – so cool and chic – as well as the photo where she’s sitting in a street café. It inspires me to casually dress up – even on a rainy November day in Paris.

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Love j+j x

#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!!

Love j+j x

#DailyEdit – TICH PLAYS AN INTIMATE GIG IN OUR PARIS BOUTIQUE

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This week Tich made an appearance at our Paris boutique where she played a small set to some lucky fans.
Take a look at her performing a cover of ‘heart attack’ CLICK HERE
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For the performance sand whilst meeting and greeting her fans Tich wore the jones+jones stunning Sequin Caramel Laura Tie Die dress! Just one of many from her jones+jones wardrobe !
Ahhhh so nice #jjloves

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Tich arrived and did a sound check with the sound engineer, while some of her devoted fans started to gather outside the shop. Some of the fans came all the way from England and some from Belgium! #Devoted
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During the gig Tich sang four songs, her hit song ’Obsession‘ and a cover of ‘heart attack‘  being some of them. Afterwards Tich took her time to meet and greet all her fans. Every single one of them got a hug, an autograph and as many pictures taken with her as they wanted -LUCKY PEEPS !!
Tich took off late afternoon heading for a TV-show where she did a small performance before her gig at the venue Divan du Monde!
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Tich is a big fan of her extensive jones+jones wardrobe and you can check her and her dresses out by out by following our instagram and Tich’s-instagram !
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A documentarist from the TV channel Arte shot footage during the afternoon for a documentary on girl culture, and interviewed both Tich and some of her fans in the shop.

Keep an eye on this blog for more coverage :  http://zikever.over-blog.com

#jjloves #music #fashion

Love j+j x

THE STYLIST’S GUIDE : Ear Cuff

We’ve seen the ear cuff has been a hit over the spring summer season and were bringing it long into the Autumn. Fabulous ear cuffs are in and they are here to stay. We fully intend on displaying their beauty in full force upon our ears this A/W with a gorgeous side sweep hair do. Dazzling crystals and decadent gems are just perfect for our new jones+jones occasion dresses. These ear cuffs are elegant and feminine for that dream glamorous look.

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Our very own gorgeous model Chynna wearing a beautiful pearl and diamond look ear cuff on our A/W shoot this week. The perfect styling tip for any jones and jones evening dress!

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THE EAR CUFF,  A PERFECT COMBINATION FOR YOUR BRAND NEW AUTUMN DRESS!

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Buy yours now HERE

THE STYLIST’S GUIDE – A/W STYLING

We had our brand new jones+jones A/W ’13 shoot yesterday and we have to say boy have we got some treats in store for you! Such an amazing day with our team of stylist’s,  photographer and new models who are now well and truly part of the jones+jones crew! Th collection was shot in a beautiful house in Stoke-Newington London which reflected the new seasons dresses perfectly. The carefully considered lace, embellishment and colour pallet of the collection was a true compliment to the setting.

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THE NEW-SEASON ACCESSORY

After seasons of studs and spikes we’re embracing the uber-feminine chandelier earring and the jewels ear cuff this season.

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jones+jones A/W HAIR & MAKE-UP

The inspiration.

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THE STYLIST’S GUIDE

MEET MATILDA

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Liberty is back again! This time in the form of an updated, purple version of the tropical Tresco print that featured in our S/S13 collection. The black mesh top of this dress is overlaid with a double layer bustier that is slashed in a deep-V to the waist. From here, the Liberty Tresco that splashes over the outer bustier, flows into a full and flared skater skirt, finished nicely with a neat black hem and a net-trimmed petticoat that adds extra volume.

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Love j+j

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NEW DRESSES – THE OLD AND THE NEW

There are not many things better than your favorite  jones+jones dress, apart from your favourite jones+jones dress on SALE!

And right now we’ve added new styles to our huge mark downs…

The impossible has happened.

All our vicky dresses have gone in to sale…well we have to make room for next season’s, that were already swooning over!

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And as one door closes another opens and here it it! Its begun…

Were entering into a new season and introducing you to some of our beautiful new lines. Of which we have a variety of new Chloe dresses, the Caroline blouse, Davina and the Suzie dress .  Styles you love in fresh, new ‘of the season’ colours ! Warmer, deeper shades to get us into the A/W mood, keeping it colourful with sophisticated evoking purples….

FROM CATWALK TO WARDROBE

CATWALK PURPLE

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Love j+j

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