The history of the denim jean takes us all the way back to the late 17th century where jeans were predominately used for work pants, cowboy jeans and the sails for ships. In the Second World War, American GIs were known to take their favourite jeans overseas for action, to keep them safe! Once zips were used in the 50s jeans became associated with teenage rebellion. This new youth market was reflected in the name ‘jean’ being formally adopted by Levi’s in the 60s, as jeans flooded Europe and Asian markets, and became a symbol of youth, ideas, individuality and leisure.
When I was growing up in the late 70′s Levi’s was the household name of jeans to be wearing. My mum would be in her ‘bell’ bottomed styled jeans rocking with her amazing afro.
Fast forwarding to 2015 and if you had a chance to look through catwalk preview of some of the well known designers you will notice that many of the staple ’key’ items were in denim. From the new 70s style flared jean, the denim jacket which came in a multitude of colours and yes the frayed jean, formerly seen in 2014 as the ripped jean.
Double denim (wearing two items but not always in the same shades), triple denim, tinted, frayed, bleached, coloured, distressed, faded, ripped and any other method you could have in this fabric is a must-have for the season. Everyone is wearing it from the street-style scene to the A list celebrities. Yes dig back through your wardrobe for that denim jacket. I myself have never stopped wearing denim so I’m going to wear the coloured version especially Pink for the spring and summer months. If you need help revamping your jeans or want them to be up to date with the trends, get in touch.
Capes are back!!
The weather has warmed up just slightly so a cape is an ideal outer garment to wear for the autumn. While many children at the end of this month will be wearing capes as a dress up outfit, the cape is an item you can wear throughout as a cover up with your skinny jeans, polo jumper and high boots. On the other hand, the cape is an easy item to wear over an elegant ball gown or party dress.
The cape is very versatile and can be now found in many fabrics from all over sequins through tot he traditional cashmere wool. During the London and Milan Fashion week many celebrities were spotted in there capes. Our promotions on coats and cover ups are a great success, book in now for style advise or even to get your very own bespoke cape, coat or winter cover up by contacting me on our contact page www.soloflair.co.uk/contactus
Lets have some fun, capes are here to stay!!
One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.”
― Karl Lagerfeld
After our great success of our colour workshop during the summer, the colour black was a very famous colour for many of our guests. Black is slimming, powerful and goes with every colour from the rainbow. Its amazing how you can transform yourself by simply putting on a black dress.
The festive season is vastly approaching and the Little Black Dress has resurfaced and hitting the high street and online stores rapidly. The LBD can never go out of fashion and every women surely has at least one black dress in their wardrobe.
Our ‘must-have’ Little Black Dress items include a 60s shift dress which is still a very popular shape of this season. Black lace dress whether just above the knee or floor length and you can never go wrong with a black sparkly number.
Your LBD well look amazing with a pair of metallic shoes or even nude if you are not too sure about the metallic trend. Enjoy having fun dressing your LBD up or down for the many events that you will be attending during the party season, have fun all xx