This week’s styling tip.

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The anticipation of autumn’s arrival is killing us here at Love Niche! It is still too warm to indulge in chunky knits, leather trousers, fur gilets and woolen hats, we never thought we would say this but we are bored of summer…!

So to get you all a bit more excited about your a/w13 wardrobe this post is about our new prints that have landed for the coming season. Everybody loves a good print, so we’ve chosen two of our favourite printed dresses which show some of this seasons must have prints; Aztec, dogtooth/animal print.

Our first look is something with a bit of glitz and glam! It’s going to be Christmas season soon, when everyone gets out their sequins and sparkle. This dress is perfect for this season, with the Aztec sequin skirt, it’s not too much on the bling side, as it has been balanced out with the taupe on top. This dress is extremely flattering, as it skims over all the lumps and bumps! Team this look with some killer heels, a clutch and a red lip to turn some heads!photo 1 (30)photo 2 (32)Next, we have this gorgeous mixed print jersey wrap dress; clashing prints at its best! We love the mix of dogtooth and leopard print! The wrap on this dress makes it very flattering for a lady with a bigger bust, and the knot detail with the buckle at the waist makes sure the dress skims over the stomach, making you look slim. You can easily dress this up for an evening with some stiletto heels or down for work with some thick black tights!photo 3 (24)photo 4 (20)

 

Thanks for reading, which dress would you wear this A/W?!

Love team Niche xox

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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

Wednesdays styling tip.

Before you can go and pick your perfect summer bikini you need to know your body shape. There are many categories that you can fit into but the main four are; Athletic, Straight, Pear and Curvy.

  • Athletic – You tend to have broad shoulders, narrow hips and fairly muscular legs.
  • Straight – You have few curves, your waist and hips are pretty much the exact same measurements.
  • Pear – Your bottom half is wider and you are very petite on top with narrow shoulders.
  • Curvy – You are an hourglass shape and are in proportion, with your shoulders and hips measuring the same with a smaller waist, creating the curves.

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This emerald green bikini is ideal for an athletic figure, it will show off their perfectly toned torso and slight figure, yet creates a bust with the padded under-wire cups on the bikini top. The tassel detail sides on the bikini bottoms also make hips appear wider, giving the illusion of more curves. Pass on bandeau tops as they will squish you down and make you look too boyish, also avoid the boy shorts and shapeless tankinis! You’re lucky though as you can get away with bold printed bikinis! 

photo 3 (4)If you are a straight shape then this yellow ruffled bikini would be ideal. The embellished ruffled bikini top fills out the bust area giving the impression of bigger boobs. The tie sides are also good for your shape giving the illusion of more curves. Avoid bandeau tops with no neck straps and boy shorts! You and athletic shapes can also carry off bold bright prints effortlessly!

photo 4 (1)If you are a pear shape, then you are one of the only shapes that can pull of the bandeau bikini top! The bandeau makes your bust look wider giving the impression that you are more hourglass than pear. The detailing on this bikini draws your eye up towards your bust and away from your wider hips. The solid colour minimizes your bigger bottom half and slims you down. When buying your bikini make sure you don’t buy bottoms with a bold print, try and keep to solid colours.

photo 1 (6)The high waisted bikini is the original pinup style, and has be reinvented for 2013 with lots of styles available. The pinup style is hourglass, and a high waisted bikini accentuates the curves of an hourglass figure. The high leg bottom gives you longer legs and the ruffles on this bottom will secure your stomach if that is a problem area. The bikini top is a simple bandeau halter neck which will secure your bust. But with an hourglass shape make sure you buy in solid colours or very small print otherwise it will distort your proportions!

Newcastle Fashion Week.

Well Newcastle Fashion Week is finally over, and what a fantastically hectic week it was in the House of Love Niche!! We have had an amazing time and met so many lovely people!

We kicked off Newcastle Fashion Week 2013 in style, by attending the official launch party at Mercedes Benz garage for the Cruise Clothing catwalk.

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We were greeted with a glass of champagne on arrival and got the chance to look around the ‘bootiques’ and at the dreamy cars, including the official Newcastle Fashion Week Mercedes, before the show started. We were lucky enough to get front row seats for the catwalk, Cruise put on an amazing show, we fell in love with sooo many pieces that we just NEED to have! If you didn’t get to attend the launch or haven’t yet seen the pictures, these are the official photographs.

During the evening at Mercedes we got to sample some of the incredible cocktail creations by Livello bar, including our favourite the Marshmallow Martini (out of this world!) This gave us a taster of what was to come, as we then headed on to Livello’s for the after party in the exclusive members only area upstairs, the perfect end to an amazing launch!

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Niche picMonday 13th May was the big event of the week for us, as it was the Fringe event for our much awaited launch for the new cruise/resort wear collection!! The entire day was such a whirlwind and flew by, with model fittings, goody bag packing, sorting and styling the looks, timing the walk…the list is endless, safe to say we had a crazy 13 hours!

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When the clock struck 7 the doors were officially open at the Hood St Club and the guests started to pour in, we were in to the final hour countdown so we were all frantically trying to organise the last few details before showtime!

8’o clock and the models were lined up all looking amazing in their first looks and ready to go. The show lasted for 25 minutes and was split into 4 looks; First were looks from Love Niche- Monochrome, Second were Niche by Nisha Vedhara-Wedding, third and fourth were both the amazing kaftans by Niche by Nisha Vedhara.

Here are a few of our favourite looks from the night, and the link for the official photographs firstly by Lee Scullion and also Alex Alevroyiannis.

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Also check out the lovely Alexandra’s post about her evening at the Launch!

This weeks styling tip.

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As part of our new collection that has just landed in the house of Love Niche, we have some amazing crisp white shirts in some unique styles!

The first shirt is a fabulous cut and extremely flattering as it has a slight peplum to it so it hides those pesky love handles we all try so desperately to cover! Image (3)

The shirt below is a very unusual design, but gorgeous at the same time! It has a very feminine feel to it and we LOVE that about it! We would team this shirt with some skinny fitted jeans, a heel and some colourful accessories! A fresh white shirt and jeans is always a winning combo ladies! Image (2)

Here is a mannequin from the Love Niche Studio, looking very glam, this look would be perfect for late afternoon cocktails with girlfriends! This is how we would style a shirt for an evening, adding a bright pop of colour with accessories.

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Thank you for reading xox