Monday, 24 November 2014

BTS Christmas Shoot - Outfits

Here are a few outfits we used for our Christmas shoot on Saturday. As its coming up to party season, we thought we would get in the mood with our amazing party dresses. Want to go for a colour block dress thats classy and glam? Then the Navy Halter Neck dress is for you. It has gold necklace detail, a tiny split on the leg and its a mini dress, it also has a plunge neckline. But it would look so hot on anyone. Want to bring your wild side out this party season? Then go for our Snakeskin playsuit. It has a high neck, long sleeves, button details, cut out back details and a bow to tie at the neck. Want to be a bit more daring and show a bit of skin? Then the Sequin Dress in Pink is definitely for you. It has spaghetti straps, V-neck line, a mini slip dress that has amazing sequin detail. Want to be that lady in red? We have two amazing choices for you this party season, our body con dress with strap detail or our red dress with bow detail. Which one would you wear this Christmas? 

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Behind The Scenes - Christmas Shoot - Make up

Make up by: Leah Craven / Model: Elisha Cieslar 

Yesterday was the day of our Christmas 2014 shoot! It was so much fun to be part of and we had such an amazing team. Here are a few behind the scenes shots of Leah doing our beautiful model Elisha's make up. How flawless and stunning is the make up? The colour of the eyeshadow pops and is so bright. For the first look we have a navy eye and a nude lip, for all the nude coloured outfits. Then for the coloured/black/reds/sparkly outfits we had a gold eye and a Kylie Jenner kind of lip. We added a red lip to some of the outfits. 

Friday, 15 August 2014

Festival Fever

 As all the leading festivals are coming up your obviously going to need something to wear. Here at Dolly's we love giving you inspiration, so here are a few ideas on what to wear. 

Jumpsuit - Now jumpsuits are going to be a tricky one for festivals, but who cares just as long as you look good. You will look amazing in our aztec multicoloured jumpsuit. Pair it with a hat, some wellies and a raincoat and your good to go. Simple yet effective. You'll have all the crowd looking at you. Make a statement in a jumpsuit. 

Faux Su├Ęde Tassel Hem Top - A serious festival trend, tassel's and fringing are one massive trend for festivals. Everyone wears them. You will look like a trendy chic in this top, pair with some cut off shorts and a rain mac. Maybe use this top for a monochrome look. That would be amazing. 

Crochet Patchwork Top - Again going with the tassel trend go for a crochet tassel top. Which would look so amazing with some shorts. Maybe go for the folk trend with this top, as its more of a neutral colour. 
 Playsuit - Now a playsuit is a must for a festival. Especially a good printed one. As the English weather is so unpredictable, your obviously going to need some sort of jacket. A rain mac or a leather jacket would look good with a playsuit. 

Two Piece - A two piece, is a massive craze at the minute. Everyone is wearing them. You need a two piece in your wardrobe. This white embossed one is perfect for a festival. Such a big trend. It would look great with some wellies and a floral headband. 

Overiszed Floral Dress - Everyone loves a floral print for festivals, wether its a small print or a large print it would look great either way. With an oversized dress you have the comfort. Put a raincoat over for festival glam. 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Print Perfection

Prints are one of them trends that look good all year round. Theres so much to chose from. One print that has been big this summer is stamp print. Inspired by the digital print designer Mary Katrantzou, we have our very own stamp print dress. How amazing is this? Pair with some black flatforms and you have effortlessly stylish chic.
Of course florals are always a huge hit in the summer time. Especially when they come in the form of a gorgeous co-ord. Pair this outfit with some summer sandals and your good to go.

         With this gorgeous dress you have two trends in one, florals and pastels. The shape of this dress is so flattering, it will suit anyone. The colours are gorgeous, you'll definitely be a trendy chic in this dress.

  Another gorgeous print is a tropical print, this also involves pastel colours which we are adoring at the minute. We have such a sweet tooth for pastels. This frill two piece is making us weak at the knees.

Monday, 26 September 2011

English Winter, Australian Summer =one confused bird with NO clothes!!!

Indian Summer is upon us, brit-ettes! is this a joke?! its 27 degrees in October!!

Hell yes global warming!! good for you..

I've written this blog to help anyone in my predicament.. I am going back to sydney for Christmas with the family for a month in December.. sooo building a wardrobe for both the cold winter months coming up and also the hot month I'll have in aus was starting to peck my head.. until i came up with this blow-my-own-trumpet, BRILLIANT idea.. If your a festival goer like me, you need not worry..

Go get your peak summer festival outfits for Glastonbury (or leeds, v, bestival etc) out of the loft and make 2 piles.. winter & summer (or abroad) then put all your jackets, leather look leggings and of course your wellington boots (i have pink hunters) in the winter pile and all the floral mini dresses, denim cut offs and crop tops in the summer abroad pile.. ta daaah! how easy peasy and so much cheaper than starting all over..

now all you have to do is add a few on trend items for both piles.. like for winter example: a pair of fringed boots (bang on for the 'cowboys & indians' or 'Navarro' trends this winter, wear with a denim shirt) and for summer add a full piece cut out 'pistol panties' swimsuit and studded sandals (biker chic/beach bunny)..

Invest in shoes that you can wear both seasons tan leather wedges to wear with pastel tights in winter and bare tanned legs in summer... or some vans/converses that can be worn with leggings/skinnies/tights now and shorties/dresses in summer. ooh and maxi skirts/dresses are ideal for both as well.. layer with tights, leather jacket in winter and bare feet in summer.. delicious. there. done.

your welcome.


love lots xxx

Monday, 13 June 2011

Glastonbury Love

After attending Parklife 2011 in Manchester's Platt Fields last Saturday, has given me a festival feeling like no other I have 1 week to prepare for the biggest event on my calendar this year... GLASTONBURY!

My Top 5 festival must haves are:

1. denim cutoffs the older the better the wraggety-er the better.. (mine are sitting at home disintergrating in a bucket of bleach)

2.Obvs Hunter Wellingtons (dont be boring and go for black!! its been done.. choose something fun!!)

3. Head dress.. anything stand out and creative! I am taking A fur russian hat and a home made indian headress.. a big bow, a turban a small creature go crazy!

4. Havianas, best flip flops/thongs ever! comfy and in the loveliest colours

5. water proof something, my bf's nanna got me a leopard print waterproof poncho with a hood! soooo cute thanks cis!

Oddly I have found inspiration through an unlikely fashion Icon, most would say Mossy or Alexa Chung and choose black :(.. but after deciding to go for barbie pink hunters I found 'Matilda' The late-and-oh-so-great Heath Ledger and Actress Michelle Williams little girl.. High Five, Tot Icon! you are my footwear twinny!

I am leaving you with the fact i will be photo blogging every single outfit i wear to glastonbury this year, stay tuned..

and this...

love you.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Icons 1970 - Now..

Take on a new persona..

Become an Icon, by taking inspiration from the most fascinating fashion Icons of the 20th Century, the from the 20's to the Now, Beautiful powerful women have shaped fashion for the world, these are the women we all looked up to and wished to be..


This Summers biggest trend, is all created around the seventies, disco seventies, boho seventies and of course, seventies glamour..let's all hang out at studio 54..

Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett's hairdo was copied worldwide she was a naturally beautiful creature with golden brown skin and blonde flicks.. her style was relaxed, she looked amazing in playsuits and pant suits, her staple clothing piece were a fabulous pair of denim highwaisted flared jeans.. copy for an instant nod to the 70's trend.. tuck a floaty blouse or white vest top.. and work it, angels!

1980's the year fashion police were not present

Madonna, the word instantly reminds us of black mesh fingerless gloves, neon and hair crimping shudder.. icon? most definitely. Another Icon I feel represents the eighties is Blondie, she's punk, white blonde locks, red lipstick and a cool rock chick style..

1990's the year of the supermodel

Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell,Linda Evangelista,Claudia Schiffer and Christy Turlington, a crucial element of the nineties, these 5 super-supermodels took over the world of fashion, they were true beauties, full of attitude and notably the best super models in the world.

stay tuned for icons of the naughties and now!

always, el