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UK CREATIVE INDUSTRIES PARTY - 5th August, 2012

This week we attended the ultra-glamorous UK's Creative Industries Reception held at the London’s Royal Academy of Arts with the Duchess of Cambridge in attendance! We went with our talented friend Kirsti Hadley, owner of creative agency Kirsti International in support of Bip Ling. Bip is the hugely popular fashion, music and art blogger on Kirsti's roster. She was the DJ on the night, dropping big tunes to an exceptional crowd of talented people.

Bip Ling & Kirsti Hadley

Yep that's Faye Tozer from steps in the corner!

 

In was thankfully a balmy London evening as we arrived in the courtyard the excitement in the air was not dissimilar to London Fashion Week. Entering the Royal Academy at the same time as us was Fearne Cotton who we immediately noted was wearing Terry de Havilland’s Margaux shoes in teal kid suede.   

The event was called ‘CREATE’ celebrating the cream of the UK Creative Industries from the fields of music, film, art and entertainment. Guests in attendance alongside Kate Middleton were Stella McCartney, David Hockney, Lily Collins, Tracey Emin and we could go on. We met Henry Holland on who told us that Kate’s lavender dress was by Roksanda Ilincic. Kate wore the same dress on her LA trip earlier this year. We were at the front of the crowd as the Duchess took to the side of the stage to support the talks on the night made by David Cameron.

 

 

 

The event was called ‘CREATE’ celebrating the cream of the UK Creative Industries from the fields of music, film, art and entertainment. Guests in attendance alongside Kate Middleton were Stella McCartney, David Hockney, Lily Collins, Tracey Emin and we could go on. We met Henry Holland on who told us that Kate’s lavender dress was by Roksanda Ilincic. Kate wore the same dress on her LA trip earlier this year. We were at the front of the crowd as the Duchess took to the side of the stage to support the talks on the night made by David Cameron.

 

After the main event we walked around the corner to Dover Street Arts Club for the after party with performances from Tyler James & Newton Faulkner (who Hazel used to work with). We can’t think of a better week to celebrate what the UK has to offer especially after these weekend’s exceptional Olympic triumphs, go team GB!

MOTHER & DAUGHTER STYLE - 4th August, 2012

Emily Froud is the founder of www.frommotherwithlove.co.uk which discusses the numerous factors relating to how women dress and what bares an impact upon them. Emily feels that clothes are not mere objects but hold connections to all those that may wear them. They hold stories, memories and snippets of our lives and leave an imprint of a person long after they have hung it up for the final time. Her thoughts have been accumulated into a book whose aim is to inspire women to think about their own story and use that as a way of invigorating their wardrobes, giving clothes new life.

 

She discovered Rag & Bow after our founder (Hazel) appeared on ASOS's Mother's Day blog post ‘mother and daughter’. The post looked at how duaghters wore items inherited from their mother's wardrobe. Emily was soon in-touch due to our mutual interest of the anthropology behind family style choices. She’s our second interview after the delectable fashion blogger, Breeny Lee, enjoy!


Name: 
Emily Rose Froud

Occupation: Recent fashion promotion graduate, founder of www.frommotherwithlove.co.uk

 

Who inspires you the most? 

My mother inspires me stylishly. She has a knack for combining the amazing bargains she finds in charity shops with the garments she buys in Toast or Cos. She loves clothes, treating herself, spending money on beautiful things. She always dresses for herself but values my opinion and vice versa; intergenerational advice is so important and so special. She’s her own person when it comes to clothes, she doesn’t look like a lot of her friends. I think it’s good to look to the older generation. Trends aren’t important to them as they are vital to us younger lot.

 

Why did you start your project? 

For my final year university project I embarked on a journey about why women dress as they do and who / what affects that. I discovered that the relationships we have with others hugely impacts on our personal style and wanted to explore that idea further, discovering the stories behind the woman’s wardrobe and unlock the secrets of why she may dress how she does.

 

If you could delve into anyone’s photo album, living or dead, who would it be?

 I would love to look at my Grandmother’s. I haven’t seen many photographs of her when she was younger except from those of her wedding in which she wears the most amazing lace dress. She still loves clothes even now and it would be interesting to see if I could find any of my own style in her. Photographs, like the clothes that have personal connections to you, are always so much more intriguing to explore I find

 

What’s your favourite vintage piece?

The white Laura Ashley blouse my mother passed down to me. I love the lace detailing and the style is classic. It holds such an emotional connection for me which makes it even more special.

 

Best style advice you’ve been give?

Try not to buy the trends purely because they’re trends. If something doesn’t suit you, don’t bother.

 

What’s something people don’t know about you?

A lot of people don’t know I lived in Saudi Arabia when I was 3 / 4. My dad’s an engineer and worked out there in the early nineties. My mother used to have to wear an Abaya (similar to a Burka) when we left the cul-de-sac we lived in. It always saddens me to think women cannot express themselves through clothes the way we can in western cultures.

 

What’s your personal style mantra?

Don’t let the size in the label determine if you buy something or not.