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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Bristol’s best fashion indies - Bristol 24/7

Hey fashionistas! Lots has been happening with Bristol fashion including the Fashion Front show, shop launches and Fashion Revolution Week in full swing with a That Thing new collection launch party on this Sunday, there's a lot to do! 

As Fashion Editor at Bristol 24/7 I am always on the look out for new local designers and creatives to share with you all. Back in February this year I shared my Top 5 favourite Bristol independent fashion shops with the Bristol 24/7 readers. Maybe your fashion brand will become one of my next Top 5?? Get in touch if you have talents to share! Read the Bristol 24/7 article below.  


Bristol's best fashion indies


Bristol fashion has a great mix of streetwear, vintage and sustainable fashion with a lifestyle that goes with it. Here are just a few of our Fashion Editor Emma Gorton-Ellicott’s favourites. Read more here
















That Thing Photographs by Katie Soane, Neat Frontage Photographs by Luis Cruz Photography & include Bristol super creative Rebecca Rose Robinson HMUA/Model

Thanks to Tezla Designs, Dustbowl Vintage & Loot Vintage for the images.



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.     

ND xx





Monday, 17 April 2017

Fresh Prints

Hey hey Fashionistas! It's been a busy month for No Debutante, I have met and interviewed Bristol independent Fashion brands True Soldier and the newly opened Recreo for Bristol 24/7, with two more Bristol fashion events coming up in April including the brilliant Fashion Front fashion show and a fashion salvage event with Kecks Clothing for Fashion Revolution Week. Get yourself down to both of these events, No Debutante will be there photographing and documenting whilst interviewing and even helping to judge the fashion salvage competition! Come and join the fashion fun!

No Debutante has also been working on a few projects of her own with local photographers and going back to my fashion designers roots which I am really excited about. Watch this space for more on this.......


What has No Debutante been wearing this April? Still not managing to shake off the tights and layers in this breezy country, I have flooded April with colours and prints to brighten things up! Expect lots of boldly printed shirts, mashed up with sportswear and Dr Martens shoes (my latest treat to myself for working full time). I love to mix smart with sports, try it, it's not as bad as it sounds! 

 Fresh Prints of Bel-air


 Smart Sports- Mixing shirts and Dr Martens with joggers



When colour clashing I like to add a pair of my favourite Tezla earrings, there are so many colours and styles of Tezla to choose from, there is always a pair to suit any outfit!


My bowl cut hairdo, changes colour by the day, how?? I have my bleached hair coloured pink and as I wash it the Crazy Color slowly fades out leaving random sections pink and washing out of other sections. It goes a lovely fruit salad colour, who needs mood enhance hair colours eh? 



I'm still loving Monki's oversized and peplumed dresses, they hang so well and have oversizing just right! I just have to keep going on about them even though I really don't want to big up corporate brands (high street giants H&M own Monki), good styling and cutting just can't be ignored!




Slip dresses, culottes and sportswear will be following me into the summer months, hopefully without so many layers and few more, bare legged opportunities! I'm actually cold whilst I am writing this, come on summer, come and play, spring is being a dick!

 Retro Sports (and bare legs eeeek!)

 Culottes and lots of culottes


All clothing from BTR, Adidas, Reebok, Lazy Oaf, Urban Outfitters, Dr Martens, Tezla Designs,  Topshop, The White Pepper, Monki, Vision Streetwear, Primark and Miss 4ire.

All photography and styling by No Debutante
Hair by Vikki Mac

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.     

ND xx

Monday, 10 April 2017

Queen Viv and the Pirates

One of the most influential and anarchic fashion heroes of mine has to be Vivienne Westwood. Queen Viv influenced the UK punk scene alongside Malcolm Maclaren, opening her shop Sex on the Kings Road in London, selling everything from rubber bondage gear to her own ripped t-shirts and bondage trousered collections, a complete anti-fashion statement if there ever was one a backlash against the hippies, bowler-hatted bankers, nylon dresses and flared trousers that dominated the UK during the 1970s.
Vivienne Westwood, muse Annabella Lwin from Bow Wow Wow, The Pirate collection.

Vivienne and Malcolm also inspired and influenced young people to express themselves and make themselves heard, with Musicians including the Sex Pistols, Bow Wow Wow, Siouxie Sioux, Adam Ant and Culture Club, who were all dressed by Westwood and some point in their careers, and in their own right, became unlikely superstars.

2017 AW collections, Seditionaries label and the band Bow Wow Wow

I am so inspired by Viv's new romantic, pirate collection nearly 40 years on, even as a little kid I remember wanting to covet it. I saw a really interesting documentary on Vivienne Westwood, who describes her fascination with old patterns and an obsession with Pirates in great detail. She then went on to describe how 17th century (pirates) trousers were made during the Golden age of pirates and how the cut of the trousers was cut much bigger on the backside to create the draping, almost nappy like effect, Vivienne was inspired and used this pattern cutting style to create her own pirate trousers. By the time I had watched this I was hooked and fascinated by Vivienne Westwood, the way she looked out of the box to create something new (or old in this case) for her latest collections.

I just love the way Vivienne cuts her oversized t-shirts so perfectly, they hang in a different way to other designers clothing, it's almost a structured, make it up as you go along but perfect, a contradiction, it's ingenious! Viv also loves an elongated sleeve, the more ridiculous the better and her collections always feature a pair of sports socks here and there, maybe that is where my obsession comes from too? I can't confirm that though but psychologically? Maybe!

Vivienne Westwood AW 2017, Sex Shop on Kings Road, Culture Club. 

Lastly, I must mention Vivienne Westwood's personal style. This woman looks good in everything. She adds a little 18th-century vintage with a splash of punk and a touch of streetstyle and nails it every time. Every collection she has ever made, Vivienne (often accompanied by her husband Andreas Kronthaler) takes a strut down the catwalk wearing an outfit from her latest collection, with her beautiful pale English skin tone and her fiery red or bleached blonde hair, the woman can't go wrong! Vivienne Westwood, a style icon, a lifestyle icon, a need for something different, her love of fashion, pattern cutting and her links to music culture are an inspiration. They broke the mould when they made this fashionista!


Images sourced from viviennewestwood.com, vogue.com and pinterest.

If you are a fashion designer, 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.

ND xx








Saturday, 1 April 2017

Spring Get Sprung - Part 2

It's the first of April! Whoop! But No Debutante ain't no April fool! The sun is out and I have given my slides the first proper wear of the year, without socks on this occasion.

No Debutante's transitional Spring colour palette features bright reds, blues and pinks, metallic mermaid blues, greens and silvers balanced out with some sharp monochromes. The shapes are oversized mixed with skinny bodycons, comfy sportswear items and reworked denim pieces. worn with sheers and metallic textures. 

Here is part 2 of the Spring Get Sprung post which includes more transitional fashion looks and coincidentally starts with the first photograph of April, with me in my lovely Adidas slides! It's finally slide's season people, get excited! Oh! And I cut all my hair off and coloured it bright pink.....


It's Slides season baby! 


No Debutante's new, bright pink, bowl cut! 



Loving the light on these early Spring sunrise shots!




Layered up slips




Bright colours, textures and prints






Loving my new Monki items for the season including the oversized, peplum denim slip dress and A-line, zip front denim skirt. 



Feeling the Bristol Love. No Debutante repping monochrome, Tezla earrings and That Thing t-shirt


Here comes the sun....



All clothing from Adidas, Urban Outfitters, Lazy Oaf, Asos, H&M, Vivien of Holloway, Reebok, The White Pepper, Monki, Kuccia, Dr Martens, American Apparel, Tezla, That Thing 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.

ND xx





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