Dust PR AW13 Press Day

Dust PR AW13 Press Day, Catherine Deane Dresses with black leather paneling & mesh inserts, FAIIINT

Catherine Deane Dresses

Dust PR AW13 Press Day, Catherine Deane Dresses in pewter metallic leather with laser cut detail, FAIIINT

Catherine Deane Dresses

Dust PR AW13 Press Day, Catherine Deane Dresses with pewter metallic leather panelling & black mesh inserts, Vintage Seekers snake cuff costume jewellery, FAIIINT

Catherine Deane Dress / Vintage Seekers Snake Cuff

Dust PR AW13 Press Day Vintage Seekers cross crucifix necklaces, costume jewellery, gold with red, clear, purple glass stones

Vintage Seekers Crucifix Necklaces

Dust PR AW13 Press Day, Barbour black military wool trench coat with leather detailing & brown checked waxed cotton trench jacket with shirt

Barbour Wool Trench Coat / Barbour Waxed Cotton Trench

Dust PR AW13 Press Day, Barbour small black leather satchel cross body messenger bag

Barbour Leather Satchel

Sorry for the lack of posts & the fact I’ve been MIA most of the week, anyone who follows me on Twitter or Instagram will have seen I’ve been a little ill & had some other things going on too, so I took a tiny break to recuperate. Thankyou for all the well wishes & I’m fine now, so normal posting shall resume next week!

Dust PR was another of the offices we visited on our press day visit, there were so many amazing pieces on display here & these are just a few of my favourites. The team were so lovely & welcoming, we loved the relaxed atmosphere & so enjoyed our little tour of the collections.

I had always associated Catherine Deane with evening gowns & a much girlier aesthetic than I like personally. After browsing through the rails though, I was pleasantly surprised to see a whole selection of edgier dresses with laser cut leather detailing & sci-fi paneling. I would happily have taken every one of them home with me, but the black dress with the leather paneled bodice & mesh sleeves was by far my favourite.

The Vintage Seekers jewelery was another highlight, a whole cabinet stuffed with designer costume jewelery, most of which is very hard to find & with lots of pieces having wonderful back stories of the Hollywood royalty that previously owned them. They do not only sell jewelery though, there is also designer bags, clothing, accessories, homewear, rare books, signed film posters, art & even cars. I have since lost so many hours just browsing the website & uncovering all of the amazing pieces of history they have for sale.

I think I have found ‘the one’ in Barbour‘s black wool trench, my dream coat. The slight military feel, the heavy structured wool & the leather details make it both totally classic & yet still still extra special. It’s one of those pieces that you’ll still be wearing in 10 years time & those unique, special little details will continue to get people asking where it’s from. There were lots of perfect checked shirts & of course their signature waxed cotton jackets & coats too. The menswear was also particularly strong, with the Steve McQueen & the beautifully tailored Norton & Sons collections being favourites. I love menswear & I could easily see myself in a lot of those pieces, especially the tailoring which has a wonderful relaxed, loveworn look to it.

Continuing my recently reignited love affair with sneakers, the Supra‘s were some of my favourite pieces. These are being kept tightly underwraps though to stop them being ripped off before release & so I can’t post any to show you, but lets just say the AW13 collection had plenty of black, metallics & black on black texture mixing. I can’t wait to get my hands on a pair!

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8 Comments

  1. Posted 26.04.2013 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    I’m glad you’re feeling better! I’m obsessed with Barbour, I own one of their parkas and I’d love to own another coat one day…so worth the money, perfect for the British weather! I love that waxed trench especially, it’s quite different xxx

  2. Posted 26.04.2013 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    Amazing pieces! Sort of love the super hero feel to them…

  3. Posted 26.04.2013 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Thise Catherine Deane dresses could have been made personally for you!
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  4. Posted 26.04.2013 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    I’m glad you’re feeling a bit better now Steph, hope you’ve not been too ill and getting plenty of rest. I agree with Lauren – those dresses look like they were made just for you! I’m intrigued by the Supra collection, and I hope you manage to get your hands on the gorgeous wool Barbour coat in the near future :) xxx

  5. Posted 27.04.2013 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Glad to read you feel better. Love those Catherine Deane dresses, the details in them are stunning.

  6. Posted 28.04.2013 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Steph, I’m glad that you feel better and that you are back to regular blogging! When I saw the first pictures, I thought the dresses were your designs! I can perfectly picture you in one of Catherine Deane’s pieces…Take care! Caterina

  7. Posted 29.04.2013 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    The first 2 dresses are very “you”

    xxx
    http://unspeakablethoughtsunspoken.blogspot.co.uk

  8. Posted 01.05.2013 at 2:52 am | Permalink

    these are the clothes i’d like to wear all the time if i didn’t have to dress for work etc.. haha. can totally see the first two dresses on you! i agree that barbour coat has some amazing and timeless details.. really like the idea of the covered neck bit, think alexander wang started my obsession with a straight-jacket-like version last season.

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