A colourful fashion blog supporting independents & sustainable fashion in Bristol and beyond

Monday, 22 May 2017

Frill Me

Hey hey Fashionistas! How fast has this week gone? So much to do so little time!

The Bristol fashion fun is still in full swing with festival fashion launches and pop-ups and Bristol's most fashionable filled festival Love Saves The Day is only a couple of days away,(think Coachella with a Bristol swagger and even more glitter) promising to be outrageous, colourful and sparklier than ever with many Bristol indie designers garms available!

NEWS FLASH

I am very excited to announce that No Debutante will be covering the festival fashion moments alongside the LSTD crew and Bristol 24/7 bringing you imagery, films, interviews and fun, with my pineapple cocktail cup in one hand and a camera in the other, No Debutante and friends will be searching out all you fashionistas and documenting your outfits! There may even be a collaboration on the cards with Bristol fashion house, That Thing's alter ego, The Fash Pack X No Debutante, it's all happening! Come and say hi and get your photo taken for the LSTD festival fashion extravaganza! 

Today's post is influenced by a type of fashion styling that is very No Debutante inspired which include sheer layers, oversized dresses, slip dresses and frills. Many of the images shown alongside my own are from 2017 collections by designers including Angel Chen, Chika Kasada, Emma Mulholland, Molly Goddard, MSGM plus high street faves including Unif, Monki and Urban Outfitters.

Sheer layers are still a big thing in streetwear, wear oversized sheer dresses, slips or tops, layered over sportswear or bodycon or anything you like really, there are no rules. You can pretty much chuck a sheer item over most outfits and make it work, give it a go!

Oversizing is still a huge (no pun intended) trend. With high street shops like Monki finally producing the XL sizes fashionistas craved a few years back, it is now easier to get hold of oversized pieces, let's not forget the indie designers and streetwear fashionistas have been on it for a while but we always welcome great styling here at No Debutante! It's not just the shapes of the garments that are oversized, it's also the details oversized sleeves, lengths and the biggest trend of the year big frills.

Slips dresses come in many guises from grunge inspired sheers for playing with textures and layering, big oversized denims and frill embellished slip's adding a cute dolly look, worn with sportswear or over bodysuits, the slip dress is your friend again this year.

Frills are on everything but don't just think of romantic frills on floral summery dresses, think massive peplum frills on the hem of dresses, frills on the sleeves of sweatshirts, denim items embellished with frills and vests and swimsuits even have that frill neckline which sounds so twee but is a big look this summer.
















Images sourced from vogue.com, oystermag.com, topit.me and No Debutante Photography


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 getting featured on the No Debutante blog please contact me

Hook up with No Debutante for fashion journalist work on the above contact too! 

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

Friday, 12 May 2017

Spring fashion round up

Fashion season is in full swing here in Bristol, with so many fashion events happening over the past month from new collections, fashion shows, pop-up shops and fashion salvage's, it's been fun, fun, fun for this fashionista!

With new fashion events come new fashion goodies and with new fashion goodies comes No Debutante needing some of these new fashion goodies to wear and share with you lovely lot.

From fashion goodies by local designers to a random Dr Marten obsession (it just kinda crept up on me...) mixed with the usual No Debutante print clashing, sportswear-loving, layer obsessing, oversized styling, fashion mash-up in bold bright colours from tomboy cool to girlie cute. I think I have everything is covered!





The Dr Martens Obsession...



Small feet  = kids Dr Martens win!


Long T-shirt from That Thing SS17 collection



T-shirts by Miss4ire



Earrings by Tezla Designs


Two piece crop and shorts by Tail End & OTR as part of the Fashion Front project.






Monochrome streetwear
The model below is my 12 year old Lucian wearing a Zoo York skate long sleeve T-shirt. RAD!


All clothing from BTR, Adidas, Reebok, Lazy Oaf, Urban Outfitters, Dr Martens, Tezla Designs,  That Thing, The White Pepper, Monki, Vision Streetwear, Tail End X OTR, Primark, Zoo York, The White Pepper, Kuccia, Uncle Sams, Asos, American Apparel and Miss 4ire.

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

Thursday, 4 May 2017

A passion for fashion - Bristol 24/7

Spring has been a very busy month for No Debutante and Bristol fashion. With the fabulous Fashion Front show, fun filled Revamp Restyle Reuse and the launch of streetwear queens That Thing's Spring Summer collection and still another event with the Fashion Front Bzzaar on the horizon plus a few kick ass Bristol gigs chucked in here and there, Spring has certainly sprung big time!  

Here's quick flashback to the beginning of the year when the Creative Youth Network created and inspiring range with young Bristol creatives and No Debutante shared the Bristol fashion love as Fashion Editor for Bristol 24/7.


Young people with a passion for fashion have been taught practical skills in upcycling, visual merchandising and styling with an aim to start a fashion portfolio. Read more here

For more information on Creative Youth Network and creative careers courses in Bristol, visit www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk/Pages/Events/Category/creative-courses

Photography by
James Pettitt and Zoe MacAfee



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, TumblrPinterest all under the #nodebutante name.
Thanks for checking in Fashionistas.    
ND xx



Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Fantastic Fashion Front 2017

The fantastic Fashion Front fashion show returned to Bristol on Thursday 20th April. This year the show brought to us by the amazing Fran Rennison and the Tail End team mixing marvellous creations by many of our wonderful Bristol fashion designers including Neat Frontage, Laa Woof and Puckoo Couture, with a selection of upcycled and handmade items by a group of young people suffering from mental health problems in association with OTR (Off The Record). This was a vibrant and fun-filled fashion show that Bristol should be very proud of, move over London....Or is that move here from London?? 

This year's Fashion Front show didn't disappoint with even more amazing creations from all of the fabulous fashion designers (named below) with outrageous and spontaneous fashion models who added to the Bristol swagger, this show was off the hook!


Many of the garments from the show (and more) shall be available at the Fashion Front Bzaarr this weekend, so get down there, grab yourself some one-off, creative garms and support local! 

Neat Frontage


Kokomo




Tail End





Laa Woof

Evie Cowan

Photo credit @daniReidPhotograpy www.danireid.co.uk
Photo credit @daniReidPhotograpy www.danireid.co.uk

Fashion Front Row

Photo credit @daniReidPhotograpy www.danireid.co.uk

Photo credit @daniReidPhotograpy www.danireid.co.uk


The Designers include Evie Cowan, Neat Frontage, Laa Woof, Kokomo, Puckoo Couture, ZOTZ, Tail End, OTR designers, Fun Bags, Palace Flophouse, Burnt Soul, Shindig Village and Winifred Rose.

All images by No Debutante and @daniReidPhotography 

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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