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

Monday, 24 October 2016

That Thing LookBook 2016

The Bristol queens of streetwear & independent fashion designers That Thing are about to launch their second own brand collection & No Debutante cannot wait to see the new collection following their re-brand last Autumn (please read here to find out more on the That Thing re-brand from 2015), the collection will follow a compact range of short runs and limited edition pieces from the past year & That Thing are super excited about it too!!!  Until the grand reveal at the That Thing New Collection Launch Party on Thursday 3rd November, which is being held at their shop in Bristol's cultural quarter, Stokes Croft, we shall have to wait & see what streetwear delights & fashionista treats That Thing have in store for us. No Debutante may have heard on the grapevine to expect some strong monochromes, sweet pastels & yummy warm tones, with winter coats & accessories, I think the word fluffy has been used, stop teasing us That Thing!! 

For those of us who can't wait for the new That Thing Collection, here's a look at what That Thing do best, it's streetstyle, it's Bristol, it's sassy! It's That Things' latest LookBook! Support Bristol Fashion! 











Join That Thing at their Launch Party and Support Bristol Fashion!!


Photography by @jacklilley Jack Lilley Photography 



All images courtesy of That Thing




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ND xx




Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Debbie inspired my outfit....

I am often asked where I get my inspiration from for my styling ideas. How do I plan what I'm going to wear each day, do I just throw an outfit together unplanned or do I carefully pick out my outfit the night before?
Looking at my mash up styling people may think it's a happy accident, since I have never actually bought an item of clothing or an accessory to match with any other item in my wardrobe, they could be right! 
Like most people I plan a little & often change my mind last minute. I guess my outfit suits my mood, the weather, how fat I'm feeling, sometimes the outfit has been planned & I have actually gone with the original idea.......I love it when this happens!

I usually start off with an idea, often inspired by an image I have seen that day (nearly always on pinterest). It can be an image from the catwalk, a favourite shops LookBook or a style Icon, even someone I saw in the street. 
David Bowie called himself a Magpie, he took ideas from fashion and music and created his own thing from it, I was glad when I read this quote as my brain seems to work in the same way. Plus David Bowie is another of my long loved style icons, who has inspired me so much with his style and music, just like Debbie Harry.
The idea is not to take a look so literally, don't copy the whole look, take your favourite parts & then mix it up with your style or (for the more brave) another look that has currently caught your eye, it then becomes yours & you can either run with it or not. Have fun with experimenting, don't be afraid to break the mould. 

For today's outfit I was inspired by a couple of  Debbie Harry images, Debbie is one of my biggest style icons who I love so much that the No Debutante name (for those who didn't know) came from one of Blondie's songs. So, did I copy the whole look? Nope. I looked at her hairband, thought it looked great, decided I would look ridiculous, then found myself putting the headband on Debbie style, instantly liked it, forgot it was on my head, then wore an oversized black tshirt similar to the outfit Debbie was wearing in the second image, paired it with some tights for Autumn & some black Gazelles & that's it. 

The conclusion.....the outfit became my most liked outfit on social media for a while, which I would call a success. It wasn't a full on three style mash up, just a very chic rock'n'roll look thanks to the beautiful Debbie Harry & her headband and black outfit.








Image 1 Photo by Dave Hogan on Getty Images

Images 2 & 4 styling & photography by No Debutante

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ND xx



Monday, 17 October 2016

Go Faster Stripes

It's no secret that No Debutante loves The Adidas Three Stripes, I even think of Adidas stripes when I see double yellow lines in the road for goodness sake! Well,fashion has fallen in love with Go Faster Stripes too, I don't mean Adidas in particular but the side panelling stripes added to the outside seams of trousers,shorts, tops and jackets. A trend that emerged last year and has now snowballed to becoming a big trend for Spring Summer 2017 with these Go faster panels being added as front details too in a new twist on the look. 
My favourite way to wear a go faster stripe is to not overload on sportswear, yes, this looks great but the new way to wear your sports stripes is with tailored shirts, coats (especially an oversized maxi or trench) pretty dresses or Dr Martens, the heels with your go faster stripes has been around for a while but is definitely still current too. Think outside the box and don't be scared to mash it up a bit.

Here's some inspiration & what to expect from the Go Faster Stripes trend over the next year & start wearing yours the way you want to now!! 


Pure Sportsluxe at MSGM Resort 2017 

Mix tracksuit bottoms with shimmering fabrics, platforms or smart flats like
 Gucci SS 2017 & Chloe SS 2016
Old School styling Adidas @ Topshop 
 Contemporary men's sportswear at
Gucci Menswear SS 2017 & White Mountaineering Menswear SS 2017 

 Graphic Monochrome at 
Alexander Wang SS 2017

Mens Sportswear paired with 80s shirts & dungarees
 Haider Ackermann SS 2017 & LFW Streetstyle 
 The new way to wear  sportswear
Mixing tracksuit bottoms with tailored garments and leather boots
 Tokyo Streetstyle 
& the return of bell bottoms 


Tailored or Monochrome
Go Faster Stripes No Debutante Style

Casual Cool at Ports 1961 Resort 2017



All images sourced from topshop.com wwdjapan.com vogue.com vogue.co.uk blog.urbanoutfitters.co.uk,wear.jp dazeddigital.com toyofashion.com  

Images 12 & 13 styling & photography by No Debutante

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ND xx

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Cherry Bomb

Red is a great colour for Autumn, it adds a pop of colour to the somewhat dull Autumn palette & generally gets you noticed, from clothing, shoes & accessories to a lip smacking red pout.. Get ready for Red & brighten up this Autumn. Brrrr!





All clothing from Lazy Oaf, The White Pepper, BTR, Adidas, Reebok, Urban Outfitters.

 All photography by No Debutante


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ND xx

Monday, 10 October 2016

To The Moon In Style

As an alternative to the current, so called, Bristol Fashion week (all Malls, high street brands and celebrities) a collection of Bristol Female Fashionistas including myself, the lovely former buyer & stylist Gemma from the newly opened To The Moon Boutique/ Bar & sustainable fashion queen Helen Brown from Kecks Clothing are settling up a collaborative of Bristol based designers including, sustainable fashion label Antiform, to come together with other Bristol based fashion designers & creatives to promote all things Bristol Fashion, including sustainable fashion & streetwear to get Bristol on the Fashion map. Its not all about London after all...

Where Bristol Fashion is currently failing is not in creatively or talent, its a bubble of creativity and originality, the problem is, if we are going to compete with London as a leading city of Fashion, Bristol designers & creatives need to be supported by Bristol. London Fashion week is not all about high street fashion, it is about the independent designers themselves, London supports new and local talent, giving them a showcase to share their work and creativity with others. If Bristol Fashion designers were given the support from Bristol, the way London supports London Fashion, whether this would be through grants or independent sponsors, then it currently stands a chance at becoming a force to be reckoned with in the Fashion world.

The Independent Fashion Focus at To The Moon in Bristol is the first step in the process to getting Bristol noticed, the plan is to start up a Bristol Fashion Scene, arranging meet ups & events that's will bring everybody together & help with promotion & fashion events, which will lead up to a Bristol Fashion week that is real Bristol Fashion by Bristol Fashion designers and creatives. I think it is true to say that nothing at the current Bristol Fashion Week has anything to do with Bristol, except that it is based in a Mall in Bristol. All the garments in the Fashion show are from corporate high street brands, garments that are designed & made outside of Bristol & are massed produced to every high street around the world. Where is the creativity in that? Where is the Bristol in this fashion week???

Lizzie Harrison from Antiform is a perfect example of what is happening in the (currently secret) world of Bristol Fashion. Lizzie sources waste fabrics & off cuts from UK fabric manufacturers including lacemakers and knitwear companies, many of whom have supplied to great British Fashion institutions like Vivienne Westwood & Liberty, these are British craftsmen at their best. Some of these off cuts have been rejected by quality control for having small imperfections in them which would go to waste, luckily for Lizzie & Antiform, these manufacturers save many of their unused rolls of fabric which Lizzie then creates something new from a wasted product. The whole of the Antiform collections are made from sourced waste fabrics and trims, they are given a new lease of life, as well as being great for the environment, the nature of using small off cuts means that each garment will be unique & different, the cut of the garments will remain the same but each piece will be unique!

No Debutante buddy Helen Brown from Kecks Clothing also did one of her eye-opening talks on upcycling and reuse. Helen works closely with Bristol Textiles Recycling (BTR) promoting reuse by showing how we can all get involved with upcycling & generally saving the planet! Helen holds talks & workshops on upcycling & presents them at sustainable fashion events & also in schools, encouraging everyone to be aware & how to get involved. On this occasion Helen brought along a case full of wasted t-shirts that she had picked up from BTR who coincidentally receive over 4000 wasted tshirts a week! Which is shocking! Helen has many ideas on how you can reuse a tshirt on this occasion she showed us how you can turn a tshirt into a ball of yarn, which was fantastic! Helen also has a fashion line of upcycled & vintage items that she has creatively upcycled & rescued from landfill. These items are currently available at Emmaus in Bristol where Helen also has her studio.

Creatively & sustainably there is a lot going on in Bristol. Help us get Bristol on that fashion map by following all Bristol fashion designers & creatives on social media under #bristol #bristolfashion #fashiondesigners and Like and Share what they are doing. You don't have to be from Bristol to support Bristol fashion! Support Bristol Fashion!

If you would like to join us, get involved or help promote Bristol Fashion or know anybody rolling in money who may wish to help us out then please do get in touch.

Thanks so much to Gemma and Chris at To The Moon for holding the event & creating awareness to all things sustainable, shipshaped & Bristol fashion!! 

 Lizzie from Antiform introducing the new collection
 
Tiny strips of unused UK sourced trim make up the pattern on this Antiform Peasant Dress

 No D in Glitter knit Antiform top & vintage trousers from To The Moon Boutique
 Party Guests styling up To The Moon items for a Fashion challenge #tothemooninstyle




Ottowin Shoes handmade in Bristol...No D wants them in a bright pink!
 Helen from Kecks Clothing draws a crowd of Bristol & Bath fashion students for an upcycling presentation
My ladeez.....Gemma & Helen


All photography by No Debutante


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ND xx



Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Teddy Boys

Every girl loves a (faux) fur coat and the (faux) fur season is coming ladeez! But what about the boys??? Boys need to wear fur coats too, yes, it's a bit glam rock but we saw so many glittered men at festivals during the summer months, I think we now need to share our fur coats with the men too, keeping that glam thing going all year round.
Fur coats for men unsuccessfully attempted to establish itself back in 2015 at the autumn/winter shows but this is the year for Men in furs, I think it's a fantastic look. So come on boys borrow from the girls and mix yours up with anything from sportswear to skinny suits. It's gonna be a fash clash, glam rock, furrrtastic winter!!!!


 Kit Neale AW 2015
 Glam Punk from Faith Connexions 2016
 Sportswear and Furs at Gosha Rubchinskiy 2015
 Grunge Glam from Moshino 2015
 Sixties Partchwork from Topman 2015



All images sourced from dazeddigital.com & vogue.com


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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

October Transitions

As October 2016 began I was at the beach getting an end of the summer surf in before the cold weather arrives. The weather was great and the surf was good, without a pair of tights or a jacket in sight, not bad for October in England (or Porthcawl in Wales on this occasion). This brings me to the subject of transitional dressing, having to slowly add extra layers to your outfit can be quite daunting, you have to get creative and not just get yourself dressed up to then go and hide all your hard work underneath a warm coat....the whole look has to work, not just the first layer.  I personally have a collection of outer garments from knitwear, jackets and coats so that my whole outfit works, even when it's freezing, love your outerwear too!!

Here are few recent No Debutante style outfits where the transitional dressing has already started to sneak in. I refuse to go straight into full blast Autumn, I'm almost ignoring it, hoping it might go away.......

 Jeans Under Dresses
 Leggings and Sports socks
 Print Clash!

 Long sleeve T-shirts

 Sneaking some summer style back in...

 October Fashion


All clothing by Adidas, Urban Outfitters, Tezla, The White Pepper, Lazy Oaf, Topshop, Vision Streetwear, Converse, American Apparel, Dr Martins, BTR & Reebok Classics.

Photography and styling by No Debutante


If you are interested in collaborating with No Debutante or getting featured on the No Debutante blog please contact me
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 Thanks for checking in Fashionistas xx
ND xx

 
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