Introducing Magic in the Moment

Introducing Magic in the Moment

Welcome to the Jacques Vert SS17 Magic in the Moment campaign, showcasing our new season range that is perfect for all your special social events and occasions. Occasions are full of glamour, style, sparkle, excitement, emotion and joy, and we believe every occasion is a special occasion. You can find the perfect outfit to capture that special moment with Jacques Vert.

Featuring top model Caroline Winberg in our beautiful collection, we will help you to confidently find the perfect outfit to capture that magic special occasion moment.

Jacques Vert invites you to celebrate the magic in the moment this spring/summer season with our calendar of special social events and occasions. Whether you’re having afternoon tea with friends or your attending the wedding of the season, Jacques Vert will help you dress the part.

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Editor’s Pick: Precis Petite Enid Dress

 

 

The question on the top of everyone’s lips at the moment is what to wear to all the occasions we’ve pencilled in our diaries?! With wedding season fast approaching and talk of Ascot and other race-days becoming more predominant, all we’re left with is the nagging feeling of finding something to wear.

If you want our advice, we would suggest finding something versatile, statement and a style that can be easily dressed up or down…

 

 

This week our Editor has chosen the Precis Petite Enid dress for this very situation. Carefully crafted from a textured jacquard fabric, this dress is cut in a soft prom shape and features a beautiful floral print perfect for the season. There is also a skinny belt designed to cinch in the waist for extra shape, so not only will you look super feminine, you’ll be accentuating your figure too!

Modelled by the gorgeous Caroline from blog The Belle Abroad, this dress can be worn with a cropped cardigan and heels for a garden party or with a structured jacket and strappy sandals for a wedding, you can even wear this dress with ballet pumps for a more dressed down summer look.

 

 

Get yours here!  http://bit.ly/2jYXXLw

Editor’s Pick – Dash Balloon Print

Feel your spirits lift and your winter blues subside with our fun and uplifting hot air balloon print by Dash.

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Dash hot air balloon print – Spring/Summer 2017

Designed exclusively in our London studio by our talented prints team, the intricate balloon print is a representation of the brand embarking on a journey… including our latest new look and new clothing designs. Inspired by the new year and new aspirations, it also encapsulate freedom, travel and adventure.

Dream of floating away in our balloon print top, perfect teamed with relaxed jeans…

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Dash balloon print jersey top

We spoke to head designer Cat: “the soft colour palette of the collection was inspired by the natural sky and clouds, making a collection of unique and different conversational pieces to take you away to another style level…”

Dash hot air balloon woven shirt

Finally, we’d like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all our wonderful supporters on social media, including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

Editor’s Pick – Eastex Leather Messenger Bag

What’s the easiest way to revitalise your new season look we hear you ask? It’s simple, invest in a new hand bag! Trust us, some new arm candy will have you feeling all brand new, and there’s nothing more satisfying than a good hang bag clear out.

Our Editor’s Pick this week is this stunning, minimalist style by Eastex. A beautiful hand-made Leather Messenger Bag made from super soft leather for the ultimate luxurious feel and look. With an adjustable strap, you can choose whether to wear cross-body or simply over your shoulder. Keep all your essentials readily available in the handy front pouch, and zip away your keys and wallet in the lined inside pocket.

We were lucky enough to have a chat with Shani from Etoile Home, who makes each bag by hand in her London studio exclusively for Eastex. 

How did you get into hand-making such beautiful bags?

I have always been a fan of beautiful handbags. We started making our printed canvas fabrics into bags with leather details because the patterns were fun and made great accessories.  These are the first all leather bags we have made.

You’ve have crafted our Eastex leather bag by hand, that must take some time! Talk us through your making process.

The team at my London factory are amazing, they use traditional methods to make leather bags. The leather is cut using knives made from the shape of the pattern pieces, then sewn by machine but finished by hand every rivet, every buckle and bit of hardware is attached by hand. Making handbags is a time consuming job but the team are dedicated and do beautiful work..

What do you love most about your craft?

I like to create bags that are simple but elegant, so if they have a print the pattern is really the only detail, if it is all leather the style is in the shape, the beauty of the material and the simplicity of  the hardware.

What does a typical day look like for you, if there is such a thing?

No, everyday is different, I have many roles in my company so I might be designing new prints or art directing a shoot. I might be meeting with a client or sourcing a new supplier to develop new products or visiting one of the factories. I love the diversity of the job and the new challenges each day presents me with.

Who do you look to for design and fabric inspiration?

I love vintage fabric designs for patterns that I can modernise or I search for inspiration in other materials like tiles, rugs or vases. I love Scandinavian Folkloric designs, African wax print fabrics for inspiration shapes and colour combinations. As far as designers I like Ally Capellino, Philip Lim and I find a lot of canvas bag inspiration from Japan.

Any tips for the aspiring bag designer/maker? 

Study design, know your materials and do an apprenticeship. That way you are well prepared to create the best possible bags.

Thank you to Shani from Etoile Home for taking the time to chat to us here at Style Diary!

Shop – Eastex Leather Messenger Bag

Jacques Vert New Season Prints

This Spring/Summer 2017 season, our amazing design team have been hard at work painting and designing the beautiful new season prints showcased in the collections.

 

Most of Jacques Vert’s new season prints are designed and painted in-house, in our London design studio. The team research and travel for inspiration, then come up with a series of design concepts. Inspiration can be gathered from anywhere – beautiful places and landscapes, architecture and interiors, old buildings. Nature is a favourite, with rivers and the sea inspiring many colours, and florals and botanicals inspiring many prints. These inspirations are then hand painted or digitally worked into prints, and the favourites are produced.

From there the prints can be altered to suit different colour palettes or scaled to suit different trend pieces. Particular sections of the prints can be focused upon or made to stand out, depending on the garment and what will suit the style of the product.

These new season prints are mainly based on beautiful florals and natural botanicals. The prints showcased in the Sahara collection use blurred floral techniques that have been created digitally. These were inspired by dreamy and hazy mirage style scenes from the Sahara desert.

Be inspired by the stunning new season prints from Jacques Vert.

Introducing The Jacques Vert Party Collection

Jacques Vert invites you to celebrate in style this season with the brand new party collection. The fabulous range is ideal for Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve celebrations and all those other festive occasions.

Jacques Vert Party

Hero party range pieces include an intricate lace prom dress, a vibrant pink tunic, an embellished jumpsuit and a gorgeous sequinned dress. The collection also features luxe velvet fabrics, on-trend fringing and tassel details, sharp separates, sequins and embellishment – everything you need to build the perfect party wardrobe!

 

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We’ve also designed a range of stunning accessories to complement the range. A party is not a party unless you have the right accessories and our collectoin of dazzling clutch bags, sparkly shoes and jewellery are designed to take you from door to dancefloor.

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Whatever your style, the contemporary designs and statement styles make Jacques Vert’s party collection the go-to destination for the modern woman who wants to look stylish, sophisticated and elegant.

Our Editor has chosen her favourite pieces from the party collection for this season’s parties! Discover her key picks…

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Buy the sequin tunic here; or the lace prom dress here.

#jacquesvert #celebrateinstyle

Editor’s Pick – Meet Olive The Owl

Meet Olive the Owl, Dash’s adorable new season character from The Woodland Collection – helping make your Autumn/Winter 2016 wardrobe fun and stylish!

Cute animal motifs on knitwear have become super popular over the last few years thanks to the likes of fashion designers Marcus Lupfer and Kenzo. Not forgetting the revival of the ‘Christmas Jumper‘ due to to the popularity of Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day – giving everyone a reason to buy fun knitwear for a great cause!

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Life’s a hoot!

Character knits have become an Autumn/Winter style must-have, and we think Olive the Owl is the perfect addition to your wardrobe this season.

Designed exclusively in-house by our talented prints designer Cat Sullivan, Olive was begun by sketching on to tracing paper with black ink in our London studio.

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Olive The Owl in creation…

After this, Cat simplified the design for it to be interpreted as a knitted jacquard. The jumper was then knitted with the design incorporated into the stitch to give it a gorgeous premium quality.

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The stages of design…

We think this playful knit would look super chic teamed with black jeans and white pumps, or for maximum impact wear over a printed dress to make a real style statement.

Find out all about The Woodland Collection by Dash now.