When I met you in the restaurant, you could tell I was no debutante...

Friday, 13 January 2017

A New Start - Bristol 24/7

Hey Fashionistas! Check out No Debutante's first Fashion article as the Fashion Editor of Bristol 24/7 Magazine. I'm so excited!!! The article features info on sustainable fashion, upcycling, reducing waste and the Bristol fashionistas who are spreading awareness & creating amazing upcycled garments from your waste! Article includes No Debutante favourites Bristol Textiles Recycling (BTR), Fix Up Look Sharp, Keck's Clothing and Antiform. 


A New Start

Have you ever considered what happens to all those clothes you bought cheap from Primark and got rid of without wearing? Read more here.....


Clic Sargents 'Fix Up Look Sharp' Upcycle old clothing & fabrics into fun fashion items.
 
Photo by Alistair Campbell Photography


Antiform upcycle old rolls of fabric from the fashion industry

Helen Brown from Kecks Clothing & No Debutante in Fashion Salvaged items from BTR

Top image sourced from Bristol Textiles Recyclers



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No Debutante to promote please get in touch!
Check out my work with Bristol 24/7 magazine here under my name Emma Gorton-Ellicott

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Monday, 9 January 2017

Co-LAB Bristol

London has NEWGEN a scheme that supports, nurtures and promotes new designers by offering financial support towards fashion shows, a time slot in the ‘NEWGEN pop-up showroom ‘ to showcase their collections & introduces the new designers to influential press and buyers from around the world. All funded by The British (ahem London) Fashion Council. Type Bristol into the search on the British Fashion Council website and you will be greeted with ‘no results’ I think we know where the British Fashion Councils priorities lay…
Bristol supports itself, there is no fashion council and despite Bristol being one of the Top 10 cities in the world to live in, the one thing Bristol fails to do very well is support it’s creatives! Thank goodness Bristol creatives have realised this with collaborations and co-working spaces popping up everywhere in a D.I.Y approach to a problem that was just getting ignored and pushed aside with Bristol favouring corporate businesses over the people who keep the heart of the city beating. Basically if you can’t get the support from your city you support each other! Don’t even get me started on the Bristol Fashion week thing again….Bristol supporting corporate fashion week more like with B-list celebrities, bland shows and corporate bloggers! No Thanks!

Co-LAB

Bristol’s largest Independent Art Shop and Gallery  Co-LAB had conquered the sadly decaying city centre, Broadmead with its mix of independent artists, designers and creatives bringing a new, young and Bristolian feel to an area that had been rejected by Bristol to make way for the new corporate Cabot Circus. 
I loved to pop into Co-LAB on my lunch break and rarely came out empty handed, there was so much going on from fashion items, jewellery, art prints & creative, bespoke gifts plus there was always a new art exibit in the PAPER gallery, with it's small café that made you feel at home, it didn't have that sterile feel that many galleries have, it’s not a library, it’s buzzing and all made in Bristol. I Loved it!
Just as I thought Broadmead was getting more open minded and creative I find out that Co-LAB have been made homeless due to high rents at the Broadmead property! Independents cannot compete with corporates and the gentrification of areas, the sad thing is the building will probably be sold to another coffee shop, turned into more flats or even worse be left derelict, making Broadmead look even more like a ghost town then it already does! There was nothing that Co-LAB could do to compete with the high rents, nobody cared, there was no Fashion Council or even Bristol Council to help them, leaving Co-LAB and it’s 150 local designers involved to fend for themselves.

Help Save Co-LAB


Co-LAB supports local artists providing them with a platform and an opportunity to make a living out of their work, celebrating the individuality and creativity Bristol has to offer. Co-LAB also supports young people who have been long term unemployed to start a career in the arts, providing them with paid internships, work experience and creative enterprise training, showing the young designers how to use their creativity to produce sellable products by hosting workshops with links to the creative sector so that they can become part of it. Which is just brilliant, I wish I had that sort of support when I was a young designer!! Please donate!! 

Find the crowdfunder here or search Co-LAB on the Crowdfunder website

Donating to Co-LAB will help towards funding a lease and a move to a new premises and the refitting of a new shop. They cannot do this without your help!

The crowdfunder still has 3 days to go!! Please donate to the crowdfunder to help raise funds towards Bristol's Co-LAB!  

There are lots of exciting packages on the crowdfunder, for £10+ you can get yourself lots of Co-LAB goodies and invites to their new shop launch party with many other packages available all created by Bristols finest designers..... If you just feel like you would like to help there is a £5 donation giving you a chance to spread a little love and show you care.....who could resist getting involved for such a great cause??

Support Bristol! Support Local! Support independents! Get Involved!





All images sourced from Co-LAB and PAPERarts
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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Where the Wild Roses Grow

I was shocked when two of my favourite fashion designers known for their outrageous fashion shows, flouncing frills, clashing prints & the most colourful & inspiring styling ever,. more was always more with Meadham Kirchhoff until they themselves became no more..... with London's dynamic duo leaving many fashionistas heartbroken, all I could think was where am I going to get my outrageous Lolita's on Acid fashion fix now? They even did collaborations with Topshop so I could afford their beautiful clothes but without enough support & funding from the fashion industry Meadham Kirchhoff were forced to close their doors &  I was completely gutted!

Whilst I think of them fondly & often pop on my stripey lurex tights, frilly cherry ankle socks & flouncy eyeball printed baby doll dress, I still need a new Meadham Kirchhoff fix.
Then it happened......Edward Meadham appears, he's back with a new collection made for his fans at affordable prices in his new home at Dover Street Market in London. The new label Blue Roses, Is a collection 'for girls, kids & weirdos' & I definitely fall into one of those categories, you can choose which one.....this collection has been designed to be more wearable & less like a grand couture outfit, it's for people who don't want to fit in,i t's anti-fashion, it's brilliant.

The collection itself is a Meadham mash up of sweatshirts & t-shirts layered over sheer frilly dresses & tops, styled up with frilled collars'n'cuffs & amazing vertical striped long socks & fishnets tights. The prints range from Meadhams' own goth punk handwritten words, horror imagery and my favourite cute vintage childrens motifs from the Meadham Kirchhoff days. Check out the childlike hairstyles with hair-clips, kiss curls & cute dolly punk make-up! I love everything about this shoot right down to the handwritten scribbles all over the prints.See the collection below..
I have also added some images of Susie Bubble wearing Blue Roses, she wears it so well, I love her styling, she is the perfect Blue Roses muse! Unusual and cute!

Why the name Blue Roses? I love the reason why Edward Meadham has chosen Blue Roses for his collection, a Blue Rose is an uncommon Rose, it is beautiful in its own artificial way, it stands out from the others, it doesn't want to fit in & doesn't care how it is perceived......that is a perfect way to describe Meadhams' creations, the look he creates & the way I definitely feel about fashion & the look I create for myself.....Who wants to fit in and look like everyone else? I am a Blue Rose! I love you Edward Meadham and welcome back xxx

Blue Roses











Susie Bubble wearing Blue Roses





Meadham Kirchhoff


No Debutante wearing Meadham Kirchhoff X Topshop






All Blue Roses images sourced from vogue.com, All Susie Bubble images sourced from stylebubble.co.uk, Meadham Kirchhoff image from Pinterest & last two images by No Debutante.

If you are having a fashion event or a have a new collection you would like 
No Debutante to promote please get in touch!

If you are interested in collaborating with No Debutante or getting featured on the No Debutante blog please contact me on nodebutanteblog.gmail.com


Keep up with No Debutantes OOTD posts, collabs and current fashion obsessions posted daily on all of the following. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr,  Pinterest. all under the #nodebutante name.

Thanks for checking in Fashionistas xx


Wednesday, 28 December 2016

A Year In Review 2016.......well that sucked!

2016 officially sucked, I cannot bring myself to go on about it again....so let's avert your pretty little eyes and take a look at what No Debutante wore to brighten things up in the year that sucked...Here's a few of my personal favourites from 2016. 

NO DEBUTANTE FASHION DIARIES 2016

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GOODBYE 2016.......HELLO 2017

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL MY LOVELY FASHIONISTAS WHO FOLLOW & SUPPORT THE NO DEBUTANTE BLOG
IT MEANS A LOT TO ME. LOOKING FORWARD TO SHARING MORE FASHION LOVE WITH YOU IN 2017
LOVES YA 💖💙💚💜
ND XXX




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