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

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Spring get sprung!!!! Part 1

It's been a busy few weeks at the No Debutante headquarters which has sadly meant no blog posts! Waaa! Well, after a weekend of running my club night Bang, DJing and playing in my new band Mono Dots, I have entered a week of fashion events, as Bristolian designers start to release their spring summer collections, and we all patiently wait for the sun to come out and spring to get sprung!
This is a two-parter post as there are so many No Debutante personal fashion posts for March. 
Expect a very new look in Part 2. Think Pink! 


I cannot express my obsession with Monki this season! The prints, the shapes! 
Monki actually quite like No Debutante too as they chose the above photograph to go into their #Monkistyle gallery! Thanks Monki!!



Culottes are great transitional items. Wear yours with socks and boots during the colder months or with sliders and a tee when the sun is out.




Get into that spring mood and wear your denim with bright colours and fun prints


Oversizing is your friend....Do it!!!!


All clothing from Adidas, Urban Outfitters, Lazy Oaf, Asos, Fix Up Look Sharp, Reebok, The White Pepper, Monki, Kuccia, Dr Martens and Topshop.

All photography and styling 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!
Check out my work with Bristol 24/7 magazine here under my name Emma Gorton-Ellicott

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


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, 15 March 2017

That New Thing

No Debutante favourites and Stokes Crofts fashion darlings That Thing have launched an Interiors range mixing local designers creations with other independents work to create an amazing and contemporary interiors range consisting of succulent plant pots in hand painted prints & geometric carved shapes with handmade soft furnishings, contrasting against industrial copper pieces & vintage inspired lamps, with That Thing's own branded mugs, retro crochet blankets & a few animal curiosities here & there. An eclectic range of items to suit any modern vintage home. 


No Debutante attended the That Thing Interiors launch party and didn't leave empty handed, I had a chat with That Thing's Joh Riddom about the range whilst clutching at my newly purchased brass cactus hanging pot.



How is everything going at the 'That Thing' headquarters? 

That Thing is coming back out of hibernation mode after an extended sale in January. We made room for our new Interiors section, which launched mid-February, and now it's all systems go as we head towards new collections and festival season! It's a busy environment, and there is always a lot going on.

What inspired you to start the 'That Thing' interiors range?

"It seemed a natural progression to add Interior Accessories to our repertoire. I've always had a big fascination for homewares and interior design, and there are some great designers in this field in Bristol. I also wanted to refresh the store in other ways, like incorporating an all new Men's section, and the mezzanine floor that was previously our Vintage clothing section lends itself perfectly to having both of these sections represented properly, in their own right." 

That Thing's new menswear section, No Debutante is obsessing over those 80s shirts and copper piping rails! 




Are all the designers featured in the interiors range local to Bristol?

We've got exactly 60 designers in-store at the moment, and have just started a campaign on social media to highlight this. By far most of them are Bristol based, only around a handful come from further afield. It's monumental for us - supporting local up and coming designers sits right at the core of our ethos, and it's something we're immensely proud of. We started out with around 7 brands, and look how we've grown!

Who are the designers chosen for the range and why did you choose them? 

I wanted to make sure the interiors sections works the same as the rest of the shop, so it's to the same format in effect: Local designers, a few own-brand things and choice vintage items. So far we've got Homecrush, Dakota Rae Dust, Priormade, Miss4ire, RB Knitwear, among others, and then also a few That Thing own brand items. It's an area I look forward to adding more designers too, so if anyone would like to get in contact and submit their range, then I'd love to hear from them! 





What is your favourite item from the range, if you can choose?

Ooooh! This is so unfair and hard! -it's really impossible to choose..! So, ok, let me choose a favourite vintage piece and designer item:
My favourite Vintage item - it would have to be our little leopard statue! It's so adorable, and part of me secretly hopes we never sell him haha..
My favourite designer item would have to be the cushions by Dakota Rae Dust. They're absolutely gorgeous, she applies a whole range of technique to the process including fabric appliqué, vinyl transfers, printed appliqué, and both machine and hand-stitching, making each cushion unique!


Looks like someone else has their eye on that little leopard statue Joh!

Who is your favourite interior designers/artist?
Being half Danish, I feel like I can champion Scandinavian design here...And my favourite store would have to be the danish interior design store HAY. (there's a branch in Bath) It features a multitude of the best up and coming designers from Scandinavia and around the world. It sets a benchmark in design, but there is plenty of room for playful colours and ethnic trends, and that's refreshing. It's this mix and daring to be different that I like about the store. One of my absolute favourites would be Louise Campbell. It's my dream to own one of her chairs!

What’s your favourite thing about Bristol?

Fashion, Food, Nightlife, and culture! We're so lucky to live in Bristol - a diverse city with so much choice all around. I love how Bristol is full of little pocket sized neighbourhoods, and each one is totally unique. From Stokes Croft to Hotwells, from Southville to Easton, from Gloucester Road to the waterfront and Cargo... New things pop up all the time and I feel that Bristol embraces change, which is good.




What's your current favourite record?

I like to listen to a lot of mixes, mainly house, disco and hiphop. Its impossible to pick a favourite! We've got Anderson Paak on repeat at the shop at the moment - dreamy!

What's your current obsession?

Ooooh.. Ha! All things 'That Thing'! It is such an absolutely privilege to have my own business, employ some fantastic people, support up and coming designers, and give back to the community! Yes, it can be stressful at times, and obstacles have come in the way of success in the past, but I dedicate my time fully to That Thing, and I always just want it to be the best it can be. It's on my mind most of my waking hours, and I'm excited about the future!





What’s next for That Thing? 

We're busy planning ahead and will shortly see the release of our next collection - SS17. We're super excited to show it off, and will be celebrating with an event in-store (details to be confirmed). In addition to that we'll be welcoming in a host of festival fashion designers in May, and again - this will be celebrated with an event in-store. Other than that we have some bigger party plans up our sleeve, and some exciting collaborations too - but we can't spill the beans just yet...!




Knitwear designer Rhea Burns from RB Knitwear with her handmade Flamingo cushion





Ooooh! Well, No Debutante looks forward to the big That Thing announcement whilst drooling over all the amazing interior items! Want!





All photography by No Debutante

All items available at 
That Thing, 45-47 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP
thatthing.co

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

Check out my work with Bristol 24/7 magazine under my name Emma Gorton-Ellicott

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


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Transitional March

March has kicked off with some cute, bright & voluminous fashion from No Debutante, as we wait for spring to get sprung and those chunky layers and cover ups to finally do one for a bit. Until then No Debutante will attempt to bring some spring into our lives with a spot of colour and a few transitional outfit ideas. 


No Debutante loves pastel cute colours and layering, sneak some sweet corals, pinks and baby blues into your outfit and layer up those slip dresses and sheer layers over long sleeve tops to keep out that winter chill that is still bugging us! 



Monochrome with pops of colour or layered up sheer slips over jeans is the way to layer up this season. Layer up your crop trousers and culottes with sweatshirts and a long trench playing with volume and length.





Don't be afraid to clash up colours and prints or mix up sports wear with culture clash prints. Oversized sportswear and frilled details, are the new looks for jersey wear, get your oversized fix from Monki, it's No Debutante's new favourite high street shop and hits the nail on the head when it come to oversizing. Mix up your new bright sportsluxe with some geometric Tezla earrings and some red lipstick for a pure streetstyle statement. Boom!






All clothing from Adidas, Urban Outfitters, Lazy Oaf, Asos, Fix Up Look Sharp, Reebok, The White Pepper, That Thing, Monki, BTR, Aquescutumn, Vision Streetwear and Tezla

All photography and styling 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!
Check out my work with Bristol 24/7 magazine here under my name Emma Gorton-Ellicott

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. FacebookTwitterInstagramTumblr,  Pinterest  all under the #nodebutante name.


Thanks for checking in Fashionistas xx




Wednesday, 1 March 2017

SHAKE YOUR THANG

Check out the latest collection of big, bright and beautiful earrings and rings from Bristol's own (and No Debutante fave) Tezla Designs. Mixing street style sass with a 90s colour pop Tezla create the most fantastic earrings ever, I have so many pairs of these beauts and after spreading the Tezla love among my friends too, they now have that Tezla bug. It's catching!

The latest collection features new geometric shapes including hexagons and triangles decorated with that 80s/90s vibe, Memphis inspired pattern work that has become Tezla's signature style. There are lovingly hand painted, bigger and bolder earrings with matching geometric rings now joining the collection. Tezla has also been experimenting with 3D designs creating colour, print and texture on one earring! What more could you want??  No Debutante is in love with this collection and I already own two items with many more on my wishlist! Wear your Tezla with street style sass and expect compliments from everyone. Nice one Tezla xxx













All jewellery by Tezla Designs
All Photographs sourced from Tezla Designs.

Also available from That Thing,  45-47 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP

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

Check out my work with Bristol 24/7 magazine under my name Emma Gorton-Ellicott

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 Debutante 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


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