Get Festival Ready with Thackerays

The start of festival season is marked this weekend with Radio 1’s big weekend kicking off in Norwich.  With the first of the summers amazing line-ups its only fair that your wardrobe line up should get an update too right?

Whether you choose to go for a boho 70’s vibe, or a more retro 90’s feel you definitely need to get your practical bases covered too.   Don’t fret this doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style, with super cool offerings from Hunter ready to help you survive the most severe British downpours ( you know its going to happen !) you can leave your tent knowing you’re ready for anything.

With your practical bases covered why not check out brands like French Connection, Mink Pink and Supertrash for some up to date fun additions to your festival wardrobe.

P.S   If you like the idea of festival fashion but aren’t brave enough to face the mud there’s nothing stopping you sporting the look!  We wont tell ….

Steal Her Style – Blake Lively

 

Who isn’t in love with Blake Lively? Since finding fame on Gossip Girl her style has evolved. Blake embraced her pregnancy looking  flawless all the way through and never once giving into big maxis or oversized tops.

We want to steal her style (and her husband).

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This past year, whether pregnant or not, Blake has picked out some of the key trends which we love.
Printed trousers are big for SS15 and are the perfect item in your wardrobe for any occasion whether you’re in the office or on holiday.
Armani Jeans and French Connection are a great example of this trend.
62138-1These Armani Jeans trousers in a lightweight crepe fabric is a key example of how versatile patterned trousers can be. The great thing about these trousers is that because of the fabric and jogger-style fit, they can be dressed up with a pair of strappy heeled sandals and a blazer for work. This look can then be carried on to after work drinks. On the other hand, they can easily be worn with a pair of flip flops and a basic tee for a relaxed day time look.63090-1
French connection have gone a bit more graphic with their prints this season. This trouser is smarter than the Armani Jeans
trouser, with the slim fit leg creating a flattering shape, along with the side zip, meaning they have a seamless look. However they are still as versatile as the other trousers. A great look for these would be pairing them with brogues or slippers.

 

 

 

 

Every one is loving Botanical Prints this season, they create an eye-catching look perfect for summer.

Ted Baker has really lived up to this trend this season. For SS15 they’ve had two different botanical prints running through their collection.

Their Lily and Hibiscus print, seen below is for night time looks, with the pink and oranges contrasting against the mainly black background. We wouldn’t recommend having a whole outfit consisting of this print (unless its the dresses) but they are great items to focus an outfit around, picking out certain colours in the print such as green or pinks.

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The other key print, is the Rose Print, which due to the lighter pastel colours, is more of a day time look or perfect for special occasions such as weddings. This print can easily be dressed up, especially with the printed t-shirt below. Pair it with blue jeans, a blazer and a pair of heels and you’re good to go.

 

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If you love these prints but aren’t keen on them dominating your outfit, they are also available in scarves so you can drape them over your outfit or be used as a cover-up.

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Our last style inspiration from Blake is Jumpsuits, perfect for this in-between weather or late summer nights.

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The range of jumpsuits above how just how versatile they are.

The Ted Baker black and White jumpsuit, is perfect for smart occasions as it has a much more tailored look compared to the others. The embellished neckline glams it up a bit and the waistband cinches you in at the waist.

To the right we have the complete opposite style of jumpsuit from Pepe Jeans. The abstract flower print along with the floaty design makes this the perfect holiday and festival item.

Lastly we have a Lavish Alice navy jumpsuit with a peplum style detailing and crossover spaghetti straps. This jumpsuit is perfect for going out, pair it with some big wedges to create a 70’s look with the flared trousers.

 

 

 

Red Carpet Fun At Cannes

With Television and Film Award season in the midst, we were waiting ambitiously for Cannes Film Festival to come around.

Year after year The Red Carpet at Cannes blows every other competitor out of the water, oozing style and glamour, which is fitting since it takes place in the French Riviera.

Compared to events such as The Met Gala, the opening ceremony for Cannes Film Festival is pure sophistication rather than who can out-dress everyone else in a rather costume like way (sorry-not-sorry).

Surprisingly, Cannes has been quite low key this year, with not much mention of the build up towards it on social media until yesterday morning when there was posts and posts of celebrities getting ready.

but WOW

Once again Cannes was on top form. It was ridiculously hard to needle it down to just a few people, so much so, that we don’t even have enough people to make a Worst Dressed List! However some shined out from the rest.

Read below to see our Best Dressed List

 

 

Lupita Nyong’o

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If you can’t already tell by the three pictures of Lupita above, she has got to be the best dressed at the opening ceremony, right?! Wearing a gorgeous Gucci gown straight off the runway, she looks amazing. The past couple of years Lupita has looked stunning at every awards show (she must have a killer stylist) but for me, this is the best yet. The flower embellishment is bold yet beautiful, the deep v-neck is classy and the way the pleats in her dress floated down the red carpet was magic.

 

 

Jake Gyllenhaal

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So in the past, Men have never been included in our Best Dressed Lists, but Jake is an exception. I’m not sure whether it’s because he is amazingly good looking or because he knows how to wear a suit effortlessly ; but he belongs on this list. A round of applause anyone?

 

 

Naomi Watts

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If you’re going to wear feathers, it’s got to be in Cannes (can you imagine how hot she was?) Wearing Elie Saab you just can’t go wrong, especially when it’s Couture Elie Saab. Truthfully, I starred at this picture for a good 10 minutes trying to figure out how something can be so beautiful, my conclusion was that Elie Saab is a god with magic hands.

 

 

Noemie Lenoir

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Very few people can get away with wearing yellow, and very few people look great while pregnant, so combine the two and it should pretty much be a disaster, right? French model Noemie Lenoir somehow has pulled it off, really REALLY well. The flowing, pleated Chloe dress looks like it was made for Noemie even though it came straight off the Catwalk. This picture made us very happy this morning, Noemie brightened up our very grey rainy day!

 

 

With 12 more days of the festival left,  look out for more amazing looks on the Cannes Red Carpet

 

 

Met Gala 2015

Once again, the Met Gala took place last night, with the theme this year being “China: Through the Looking Glass”.

A tricky one, even for the selected few who are invited to the Gala every year. We expected amazing jewellery, Chinese Hanfu inspired outfits, maybe a slight oriental feel when it came down to makeup and hair…

…but we can’t help but feel slightly confused about some of the outfits that were showcased last night.

SO here goes… Thackerays Best and Worst dressed of the Met Gala 2015

 


BEST…

OBeyonce,  Jay-Znce again, Queen B kills it. Along with her other curvy friends (Kim Kardashian in Roberto Cavalli by Peter Dundas and J-Lo in Versace) Beyonce sports a barely there, crystal and stone dress by  Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci. After making everyone wait 2 hours to see her on the red carpet, she came out with a bang (a very sparkly one) and blew everyone away and out of the competition.  To make her outfit even better, Jay-Z’s reaction is priceless! Queen B rules again!

 

 

 

 

  Model Karolina Kurkova and actress Emily Blunt (below) opted for the more traditional style, in line with the nights theme.

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Karolina’s Chinese-inspired Tommy Hilfiger mini dress with a keyhole cut-out at the bodice is striking, and looks beautiful against her pale skin and blonde hair. It’s a good job her legs are so long or else she would’ve blended into the carpet!

Emily’s outfit has got to be one of the favourites of the night, she looks effortless. The soft pale blue looks amazing with her hair and the embroidered navy blue cape completes her outfit, creating a regal look.

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Rosie, we love you. How does she look amazing in everything?

This Versace dress looks like it was made for her, slinking to every curve of her body (Serious girl crush). The shoulder strap makes the dress comply with the theme of the night subtly, but also elongates her neck. The sultry look is completed with slicked back hair and dark lips.

 

 

 

 

 

 


WORST…

724OH RIRI… what happened? She certainly has gone all out for the fashion event of the year, on the other hand she has only given people an opportunity to make (cruel) ‘memes’ of her outfit (scrambled egg, pizza, sponge-bob). We’ve got to give Rihanna some credit though, as she was one of the few celebrities who wore a dress made by a Chinese couture designer (dress by Guo Pei).

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1335    284FF54400000578-3068283-image-m-301_1430802832628The past few years Sarah Jessica Parker has always made a… statement (remember that feather Mohawk?) but this year she took it up a notch. Her custom Philip Tracey headdress sure stole the attention, and similar to Rihanna, caused a bit of an uproar on social media as it gave many people the opportunity to get a little bit creative with her outfit.

 

 

Oh Grimes… did you forget that it was the Met Gala?

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This outfit is just a complete disaster, good luck next year?

 

 

 

#mycalvins

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Calvin Klein is fast becoming THE brand to be seen in this summer.

The sensational ad campaigns just keep on giving, and with their latest celeb signing Kendal Jenner , we are excited to see what they come up with next ! Youthful, cool and always evocative the brand is famous for its unique treatments and innovative ideas across clothing and accessories.

Whether its the cool 90’s styling that draws you in or the clean tailored lines this brand has something to offer everyone. With clean cut denim, super cool back packs and luxe sweatshirts to offer we think this brand should be on your radar …

Look out for a blog post on what we think about Kendall and next seasons collection…

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