This week’s styling tip.

photo 1 (1)This is our second post in the body shape series, where we are focusing on the fabulous ‘Hourglass’ figure! The hourglass is classed at the ideal fantasy figure for a woman, with equal proportions, gorgeous curves, ample bust, slender waist yet still with hips, thigh and a good bum! This body shape might sound easy enough to style and think that with the good proportions they would suit everything, however it can actually be one of the most difficult shapes to dress right!

If you are an hourglass you may find that when you go into some stores, especially the higher end stores that it can be a challenge to find clothes that suit your shape, and this is because designers tend to make clothes for a straight up and down figure. If you like to wear luxurious clothes you will find it easier to shop in a luxury boutique/fashion studio.

This season every hourglass should have in her wardrobe; a fitted crisp white shirt ( the fitted shirt was made you!) a pencil skirt to show off those curves, either a wrap or an a-line skirt dress. Some killer jeans, steer away from a flare leg, however if you like bootcut jeans go for a dark wash and make sure they have large pockets on the bum. Straight/slim leg trousers and jeans work best for you as they show off your curves and legs, try to stay away from light wash jeans. The a-line skirt paired with a fitted top with flatter your figure to no end, wearing a dress or skirt with a slight peplum will also show off your curves however do not go over the top with the peplum as one with too much volume will just make your hips look larger than they are.

If you are a petite hourglass try and find slim trousers and jeans which are slightly high waisted as they will elongate your legs as well as drawing in your waist. Avoid clothes with no shape and definition as they will do nothing for your figure and if anything they will just make you look frumpy. Also avoid hip pockets as this will make you look disproportionate.

For the colder months when choosing your a/w coat, go for a coat which has a belt or a define waist, a mac is the ideal coat for you. Also try a cropped jacket/biker leather jacket (totally on trend!) by wearing a cropped jacket it will draw in your waist and show it off. Stay away from boxy jackets even if they are on trend this season!!

We have styled 3 outfits, 1 look with a pencil skirt, 1 with a dress and cropped fur and 1 trouser look, to show you how we would style your body shape during this season!

First we have a work wear look with a pencil skirt, which will hug your curves and show off your waist. This skirt is in a must have colour of the season; berry! We have teamed it with a fitted white shirt which has unique box pleat details around the neck and on the cuff of the sleeves. By adding one of our new belts that have just landed in the studio for A/W13 it has taken this look from day to night, finish this look off by adding a clutch, some heels and a berry lip.photo 1 (40)photo 3 (32)Next up is our autumnal dress look. This lightweight jumper dress is an extremely versatile piece to have in your wardrobe, you can dress it up or down, we have added a cropped berry fur bolero jacket which is gorgeous for your shape. We would finish this look with some earrings a slick ponytail and a heel. This dress has no waist definition so we have added a tan belt to draw in the waist to give more shape. Just because a dress has no definition at the waist does not mean that you can’t style it to suit your shape. photo 4 (28)photo 5 (18)Last is our trouser look. These casual trousers come in black, maroon, navy and a light brown and are perfect for hourglass and triangle shapes, they skim over the hips, are ever so slightly high waisted and are a straight cut so they don’t cling to your ankle. The faux leather waist band adds texture. We have dressed this look up slightly with a gorgeous black jumper which has beautiful embellished shoulders, everybody loves a bit of bling! Again to take this look to an evening we have added a clutch bag, also team with a heel, a red lip for a pop of colour and let your hair down. photo 2 (42)photo 3 (33)Which look do you like best?! Next week we will be doing a post for inverted triangles!

Love Team Niche xox

 

 

This weeks styling tip.

photo 2 (34)The pastel trend has been big all year, so Autumn/Winter is no exception, except you swap your pastel cami tops for chunky knit pastel jumpers and your short shorts for thick woolen tights.

Every season we create mood boards to help us focus on the trends of the moment, so to help inspire you too here is one of our mood boards for the pastel trend!photo 1 (32)We have decided to show you some of our pastel outfits which are our in the studio at the moment , two day outfits by Love Niche and two evening outfits which are Niche by Nisha Vedhara.

First up is a look using one of our favourite fur gilets! A tip would be when wearing pastels its good to use another bold colour to break up the look to stop it from being too washed out, if you wear pastels wrong they can drain you! So we have layered the gilet over the long sleeved plum top, by keeping it in the same color family we have added extra warmth to this look. Wearing white trousers with this outfit keeps it looking light and fresh, you could also wear another colour but try to avoid black as it would darken this look too much. photo 3 (26)photo 2 (35)Our second day look is more of an autumn look, with a simple pastel jumper with some gorgeous bead work across the shoulders. To keep the autumnal chill away we would suggest styling with a scarf which is again in the same colour family. This scarf is one of our favourites as it has beautiful golden shimmer lace detail. We think this is the perfect outfit for a “ladies who lunch” or afternoon tea date. photo 5 (14)photo 4 (22)Our first evening look is one from the Niche by Nisha Vedhara collection. The perfect dress for aumtumn/winter. With the long sleeves, the layered top that gives off 1920’s vibe, we are in love with this dress! The golden lace shimmer top adds that extra wow factor. Paired with the gold clutch with oversized jewels, a killer heel and you’re set for the night. This is the ultimate christmas dress! photo 3 (27)photo 4 (23)Our final look, which was part of our fashion show earlier this year, is another Niche By Nisha Vedhara dress. This dress is ideal for the festive period, with swarovski crystals, satin bow and lace sleeves, how can you not love this dress?! The beautiful model Lucy wore hers with red stiletto heels for a pop of colour.

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Love Team Niche xox

This weeks style tip!

photo 1 (25)Autumn is our favourite season of the year, in our eyes its when the real dressing starts, we move away from floaty summer dresses, short shorts, skimpy tops and bring back out our structured jackets, cable knit jumpers and of course the textures; leather, lace and fur. In Britain of course we are used to cold drab weather, so we love to layer to keep out the chill!

The Love Niche Studio has just got in the new autumn/winter collection, with some truely amazing seasonal must haves! The outfits below are our take on how we would layer during this transitional period between summer/autumn!

Our first look is this gorgeous colour block playsuit (playsuits arent just for summer!) The cobalt colour is bang on trend again this season! We have added a dark navy blue real leather biker style jacket, with quilting on the shoulders (another major a/w trend!) and a woolen scarf, we have gave you two colour options; first is using a scarf which also features the main colour of your outfit, in this case it is cobalt blue with a hint of red, this keeps this look fresh and stylish, using another bold colour would ruin this look and make it too fussy.

The second look is using a nude scarf, if using a nude scarf, try to keep all your accessories the same, for example add a nude heel and a tan bag. This Love Niche nude colour scarf is absolutely gorgeous and so soft, with the added lace it adds another texture and dimension to this look! photo 1 (24)photo 2 (26)photo 3 (18)Our second look is keeping it simple with a twist. We have styled our best selling indigo stretch jeans with a black sheer blouse which has the most amazing gold embroidered collar, with a knitted golden sequin jumper, the textures work really nice together, the slouchy jumper keeps this look relaxed and not too dressy. photo 4 (15)photo 2 (27)Our last look is a bit more classic. These gorgeous black trousers have just landed in the studio, they are an amazing fit, they have a tapered leg to stop them from billowing and a faux leather elasticated waist band. We have gone for a monochrome look with (another new arrival) this dipped hem cream blouse. We have introduced a minimal print with the cream snake print scarf, to keep this look interesting and not boring, and added some colour through the bracelet. photo 3 (19)For when the weather starts to get a bit bitter, we have teamed the above look with our favourite boxy biker jacket! photo 4 (16)

This week’s styling tip.

Let your jewels take centre stage

Whatever your style, great accessories are a highly personalised way to express your creative fashion personality and find your fashion bliss.

Great accessorising reflects and compliments your style on multi-facetted levels, at times shamelessly taking centre stage with head-turning self confidence. In the words of the iconic celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe “Accessorises are the antidote to blah!” And this alone is a great reason to add a little BLING into your personal style. Accessories will add a complete approach to your styling repertoire adding versatility to your wardrobe. For instance a statement necklace can transform the mood of an outfit from “office” to understated glam in a twinkling!

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If your evening dress is a stark stunner (or has a lot of embellishment), one single showstopping accessory, like Grace Kelly‘s earrings, is all you need.

When deciding to add accessorising to your style skills-set, remember that as with all thing fashion there are no hard fastened rules, and rules are made to be broken… aren’t they? But a word of warning! Accessorising is Addictive and it’s the perfect way to add that personal touch to an outfit. In essence accessories are the finishing touch that will leave you feeling styled.

We have just received a fabulous range of our Bling at Love Niche. Stunning Statement pieces in 92.5 silver and in exclusive Stones like  Smoky Labrodorit, calsedon , Barok Pearls, Green kuarts, Die kuarts pink and Turkuaz perl to name a few.

Here our some pictures to tease you

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A tip before we go

 When wearing large and colorful statement jewelry, try to keep your clothing a solid color – no crazy patterns or florals. Wearing a coloured piece of jewel is how you can add colour through accessories(we did a post about it earlier, to read all about it Click here )and keep your other jewellery, accessories and your makeup toned down and elegant or else it takes the attention away from your gorgeous jewelry!

Hope you enjoyed reading our post.

Love team Niche

This week’s styling tip!

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Summer is already here…! And you have decided to spend some holidays in a wonderful area surrounded by heavenly beaches with sun shining bright on you. There you want to flaunt your new bikinis and swimsuits and look glamorously hot.
Looking glamorous on the beach needn’t be a chore – a few simple fashion tips that anyone can follow will help you achieve that sexy, sun-kissed, glamorously chic look that will take you from beach to bar with ease.

These can include a beach bag, some killer sunglasses, a comfy beach towel, gorgeous flip-flops, wedges, Audrey Hepburn style sunhats, fun colourful jewellery, a flattering swimsuit that’s suitable for your body shape (We did a post on it before. Click here to read all about it). But for us the list doesn’t end here.

These days Every wise girl knows a trip to the beach is incomplete without some form of beach cover up – something floaty and fabulous to pull on over your swimsuit between sunbathing sessions. Hence for that ultimate chic glamorous, we feel you need some flowing kaftans that will instantly take you from the beach to the bar and make you look at feel fabulous.

This Summer we launched our range of Cruise/resort wear Niche by Nisha Vedhara for Newcastle fashion week 2013. Click here for the designers launch interview with Etc magazine<a title= The theme of the collection was “Beach to the Bar” the collection consisted of some fun accessorised bikinis and kaftans in flowing fabrics like georgette, silk chiffon, colourful prints, beaded necklines, tassel etc. We are so proud to share that the collection was hugely appreciated and has been extremely popular 🙂 Click here for some more pictures from the launch event.

Present in every fashionable girls beach bag, the kaftan is quickly overtaking the sarong this summer as the perfect way to cover up on the beach. Traditionally, a full length and voluminous silhouette is best but new variants on the kaftan include shorter, straighter shapes, billowing sleeves and plunging, embellished necklines. Adapt your cover up from day to night by adding some clever accessories – wear a wide belt pulling the kaftan in at the waist for a sexy hourglass style or pull on some shimmering metallic sandals or wedges for a chic evening look.

Here is a glimpse of our collections of silk kaftans that will make you look and feel amazing, to take you from daytime to evening in a matter of seconds. The collection is available for purchase at the Love Niche studio

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Top tip- The sequin and beaded details draws the eye to the neckline creating a fabulous slim silhouette.photo 1 (10)photo 3 (8)

Kaftans- The ultimate must-have holiday essential to bring glamour to the beach…and then to the bar 😉 Click here to see some more pictures from the collection.

Hope you enjoyed reading our post.

Love team Niche xxxx

Paris Fashion Week aw13

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Even though summer is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to don our bikinis and shorts while basking in the sun (ahh!), the A/W 13 collections from Fashion Week have us lusting and we are excited to go and get our A/W wardrobe!

All the shows from Milan, New York, London finishing up Paris were outstanding in our opinion this year. However we thought that Paris stole the limelight with some amazing shows;

From Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, who showed a gorgeous ‘foxy‘ collection, he admitted after the show that “I’ve fallen in love with fashion again” By looking through the collection, this shows and he is very much back on the game! His “foxy lady” show was fairly colourless for the first dozen looks with a monochrome colour scheme shown in houndstooth, thick chain printed dresses, large tartan check coats and his infamous blanket dresses. However it is the enormous fox heads integrated onto tartan mini dresses that spun the heads of the fashion crowd! He then introduced blues and oranges for the rest of the collection and wowed with beautifully abstract colourful prints and black and bright orange furs.

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jean print  jean foxy

fox head dress      black and orange furs

blanket dresshigh neck abstract dress

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The creative behind Hermes; Christophe Lemoire captured a thoroughly pure french chic spirit in this collection for this fall, that seemed almost darkly romantic. Earthly tones were side by side with textured monochrome throughout the show with a pop of magenta for a colour boost. This palette was displayed through oversized almost mannish coats and soft-shouldered draped cape-like overthings, mid calf skirts, high waisted gray flannel trousers and beautiful crisp fitted shirts. Texture played a huge part in the Hermes collection this season, think sheen black ponyskin coats and tops tucked into high waisted tailored trousers, suede trouser suits, long navy woolen coats with black leather and fur details, grey furs, leather and pony skin waist coats in camel and beautiful croc skin pencil skirt.

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Unkle Karl (as defined by Nik Thakkar, check out his amazing blog karlismyunkle) has done it again for a/w 13-14, the Chanel show was simply exquisite. ” I’ve got my feet on the ground, but the collection is ‘up’ to Earth, not ‘down’ to Earth” From this glorious show you can see exactly what he means, it was energetic, confident, eye catching and one of the most clothes-packed runways we’ve seen with a massive 80 looks (impressive!) The majestic globe sets the scene for a very memorable collection, it was dark as night and so were the clothes, but not dull and depressing, in fact it was alight with a magical sparkle. The collection was very simple in colour mainly consisting of blacks/grey, however this did not make for a boring same old show, in fact the dark tweeds were woven with metallic threads making them glitter when light was cast on them. Layering was heavily featured, long coats that were oversize with large collars, low waisted dresses with pleated skirts, tweed suits; jackets and mini skirts in pastel hues were shown with knee high leather boots to give an edge to an otherwise sickly feminine look. Leathers, tweed, fur, and cable knitted wool were the main bulk of the collection, towards the end black chiffon was introduced, creating a very sexy yet chic look combined with fur trims and leather details including amazing 3D flower embellishments. Karl also designs the most amazing accessories, this year it was the head-wear that caught our eye the most, the unusual fur helmets that were shown in lots of different colours! Which are  (said Lagerfeld)  facsimiles of Anna Wintour herself iconic bob hairstyle!

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chanel cobalt fur helmet

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Now a quick mention to “Saint Laurent”. With this being Hedi Slimane’s second collection for Saint Laurent we were intrigued as to what he was going to produce for the fashion house, and we were all (bloggers, media, frow-ers!!) shocked to say the least! The collection divided the fashion critics, with some applauding the designer for giving the brand a change of direction and revamping their look,  we most definitely do NOT agree!! We don’t feel that 90’s grunge is the way forward for “Yves” Saint Laurent as it is such a legendary name (please say this is just a midlife crisis!)

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(Even the models are miserable wearing this collection!!!)

While we were on twitter watching the horror unfold about the latest collection by Saint Laurent we stumbled across a website that sells these fun sweatshirts, tees and caps (the sweatshirt is our fave!) click here

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