Need the perfect dress for any occasion? My latest obsession has you over. The Outnet – being the Outnet – have once again lured me into tapping in my debit details when aided by beautiful dresses (all from Issa, and all on sale!) being pranced under the dulcet tones of Laura Mvula (Green Gardens).
Dangerously, this is a shoppable video. I dare you to click.
Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, just navy threesomed us.
In a whirlwind 24 hour time slot, she first arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport in a silk and cotton-blend dress by Roland Mouret, a one-button blazer by Toronto-based designer Smythe, a Mulberry Polly Push lock shoulder bag, and navy blue pumps by Manolo Blahnik. What we really want? A look at her on-plane outfit!
It could very well have been this navy Resort 2012 dress by Erdem. Ever conscious of her critique in the media, choosing Candian designer Erdem Moralioglu was a great choice as she arrived at Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. She paired the dress with a nude clutch, nude L.K. Bennett pumps, and a new hairstyle. Salon in the sky; the ultimate in luxury.
Last (and least): she atteneded a reception in the house of the Governor General of Canada. After a jam-packed day, you really can’t fault her for choosing a simple wrap dress by Issa and low, matching wedges from L.K. Bennett. Kate Middleton really has her ‘style uniform‘ down pat.
The feminine center of the media’s omniscent eye, soon-to-be-royal Kate Middleton has already had a killer impact on the fashion consumerism. Everyone wants their hands on a little bit of that Princess Magic.
The major story here is the infamous blue-jersey Issa wrap dress she wore during the press conference announcing her engagement to Prince William; it sold out in store and online within 24 hours, brought name recognition to a little known brand (from designer Daniella Helayel), and inspired countless knock offs. After that? A cream-coloured Reiss dress she wore in their Mario Testino-shot engagement portraits – a past season’s style from her own closet – that prompted Reiss to reissue the dress.
The £650 Burberry trench with the ruffle-flare hem she wore last week? Sold out on online, joining the ranks of PartyBingo.com as top 2 most ridiculous ways to waste money online. A £22 knock-off by Brit brand Asda saw sales spike 300 percent. The black velvet Libelula coat she wore to a wedding in January? The Mail reports that the £310 Dulwich coat sold out within hours of the photos being published and now has a wait list of over 300 people. The £295 Temperley Titan dress she wore to a charity event in December? Sold out in two days (Kate got it on sale).
The red Luisa Spagnoli suit and Aquatalia boots she wore when she went to St. Andrews with Will last month? According to the Mail the £335 “sushi” jacket and £160 skirt sold out within a day at London boutique Hollie de Keyser. The boutique re-ordered 100 more of the suit and owner Hollie de Kayser said, “Since Kate wore the suit, we have been inundated.” As for the £395 Aquatalia boots? Stockists Russell & Bromley say everyone’s calling for the “Kate Middleon boots.”
I’m hoping for a little more Michelle Obama style from the classic beauty, but there is no arguing she knows how to work both high and low end tailoring.
The 10th anniversary for the brand that Kate Middleton inadvertently put on every housewife’s lips? Yeah, I was expecting big things from Issa. Yasmin Le Bon and Andrea Dellal were just two of the top models presenting us with Daniella Issa Helayel‘s meritorious draping, statement head wear, signature silk jersey, with Manolo Blahnik and Stephen Jones accessories. See the top five looks below! View Post
Still enjoying the huge boost that Kate Middleton‘s blue wrap dress has given her business, Daniella Helayel (the woman behind designer label Issa) has decided to infiltrate her jersey dresses and English-styled collections globally. In 2011, the Brazilian-born brand is going to relaunch their business in the U.S., introduce e-commerce on Issa’s website, debut a children’s line called Baby Issa (just in time for a Royal Baby?), and open six new locations in Brazil. Right design, right time.