Rinaree Fashion Show – The London Capital Club

We are at this time of the year again when the Christmas parties are on the cards and we are all looking forward to the December festivities ahead. In this spirit, I headed to the fabulous Rinaree launch and fashion show organised by The London Capital Club in the heart of the City the other week.

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I wore this Bastyan Danae Drape Dress in Ginger hue in a vibrant stretch silk and Alexander Wang Racketeer Sling small calf hair shoulder bag and Sam Edelman Ria black suede ankle boots. I complemented the outfit with rose gold accessories; Fendi Bangle and Michael Kors watch.

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Upon arrival, I was greeted with champagne and hors d’oeuvres and the rest of the evening flowed with beautiful designs showcased by gorgeous models.

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Rinaree is a prolific collaboration between Marina Richards and Yana Gafurova, a mother-daughter duo who design stupendous couture evening and wedding gowns with a fresh perspective on fashion and style.

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Marina Richards is the designer of the entire Rinaree range, with over 25 years of fashion experience, working with top London designers she makes sure her designs are quintessentially unique, instinctively knowing what the client wants.

Yana Gafurova, who I met personally at the show, is a Central Saint Martins’ offspring, where she majored in jewellery. Striving for perfection, both mother and daughter balance their life experiences and individuality, bringing the best out of the creative trio: couture, art and fashion.

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The show wowed with the beauty of uniquely individual designs, fabulous fabrics and understated colour schemes.

My absolute favourite was this interchangeable silver skirt and corset.

The corset itself was made using the traditional 19th century techniques, with French lace, organza and hand-beading and gemstone details, it was absolutely stunning!
Definitely, the winner of the night!

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I absolutely adored this blue dress, made of three layers of French lace, applied directly to a silk net base stretched on the mannequin. All fabrics used by Rinaree are natural and originate from Italy and France.

What an extraordinary work of art!

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I had a chance to chat to other bloggers and designers who celebrated Rinaree’s launch, exchanging ideas and fashion tips!

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What a glamorous evening that was!

Aggie
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Bloggers Love Hub Event – Kanaloa Club – 17th November

Some of you might know that as a VIB, I have been been attending Bloggers Love Hub events every Monday this November. The evenings are organised by Danielle from Bloggers Love at Kanaloa Club in London and here is a short cover of last week’s event…
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I opted for MARNI silk dressSam Edelman Ria suede ankle boots and accessorised with JAEGER quilted leather handbag.
There was a certain degree of familiarity as I caught up with my fellow bloggers Natasha Kundi, Krissie Rogers and Amy Blaker.

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As always, I got to meet and chat with a number of brands about their products, designs ranges.
Slendertone is one of these brands I know very well.
I have been using their products for a while and I strongly believe they work well when used on a regular basis.

I had a chance to talk to Slendertone‘s Marketing Manager Charlotte Cordell about their new product called Slendertone Face. It aims at keeping the facial muscles healthy, increasing circulation ad progressively reducing the signs of ageing, restoring youthful shape of your face. I am certainly up for trying!

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Another intriguing brand I met was Pure Gold Collagen. I have heard of them in the past but never actually used the product so as I was chatting to Natasha Anne Kelleher and Tania Verrillo from MINERVA Research Labs that developed the product, it was a perfect opportunity to find out what the collagen drink tastes like! And it is very good, indeed!

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Pure Gold Collagen is the pioneer liquid beauty supplement within UK, inspired by the leading Japanese technology that nourishes skin from the inside out, targeting the visible signs of ageing associated with collagen loss.

I am a huge fan of all the technological news and novelty products so meeting with Slendertone and Minerva Research Labs was really exciting.

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I loved Colour Chase Cosmetics – “Make up for the dreamers”. They offer the most amazing array of quality bright coloured lipsticks and eye makeup. I can’t want to try them out!

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Moving onto the fashion and jewellery scene – I must mention Matthew Calvin – London based contemporary jewellery designer.

I love the way every piece is handmade and complemented with the minimalist glass and cork packaging. Very urban and oozing downtown cool.

I particularly liked Screw Top Studs, Lightweight Rings in rose gold and wide point ring in silver. Matthew Calvin is all about clean lines with modern edge, fine materials and underlying femininity. I can imagine his designs would go well with one of my favourite fashion designers – Alexander Wang. I can certainly see some common denominators…

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Another brand I liked was Zuzka Natural Beauty  –  100% natural cosmetics, free from harsh detergents and synthetic ingredients that could be tolerated by sensitive skin. Zuzka, which means Susan in Slovakian, offers a range of products made only from certified organic herbs, plants & flowers so perfect for allergy prone and troubled skin!

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I also had a chance to chat with a brand that has been on the market for the last 15 years – Hiffas Da Terra that offers organic products made of mushrooms! As unorthodox as it initially sounds, I have tried their organic soaps and they are wonderful! I am yet to try out the anti-ageing serum!

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This biotechnology company is committed to their green philosophy and created of the first gourmet mycological product range, combining sustainability, ecology and profitability. Definitely worth checking out!

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 Ndulge is a brand that offers scented and unscented handmade, organic skincare products including soaps, bath and skin care products to suit any mood, all beautifully packaged. My favourite was the heart shaped Christmas scented hand cream.

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I also met with Sumayah Deria who showcased a range of evening womenswear.

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Bow Boutique also featured some of their colourful designs.

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Shopping for party shoes or evening bangles? Check out Mifani’s perfect party accessories that make any outfit stand out.

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And finally, the brilliant fashion show from Koyawo featuring twelve evening outfits from their recent collection.

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Bloggers Love Hub event -10th November – Kanaloa

On 10th November I was invited to join Bloggers and Brands at Bloggers Love Hub invent at Kanaloa Club in London.

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As always, it was a perfect opportunity to dress up so I opted for this gorgeous Alexander Wang black leather dress I picked up on Yoox sale.
Made from mid-weight non-stretchy lamb leather, it is perfect for the colder months paired with boots and a coat. I am particularly fond of the deep liquorice colour and this dress can just do the trick for an edgy day look, or a sultry night dress-up.

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I have teamed it up with Marc Jacobs block heel ankle boots I also picked up on Yoox and contrasted the outfit with this super slick EREMETT pink Stingray Leather Clutch.

The  event showcased the brands I had a chance to meet at the previous events organised by Bloggers Love including, Kisses by Coco, Want Her Dress, Glowbeads and Scarves BY MY.

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Kisses by Coco is a label set up by Nonto Li and an online boutique selling feminine and stylish pieces. My favorite was this monochrome jacket.

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This time round, I had an opportunity to talk to Carol Hanson – the founder of Want her Dress – an online shopping destination for trend-led women with a flair for fashion that offers very wearable and affordable pieces of clothing and accessories.

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Scarves By My was another brand I am very fond of. Their beautiful, digital print scarves combining a beauty of luxurious silk and craftsmanship of design, make a perfect treat for yourself or a cool present for the family fashionista.

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Heidi & Adele is an up-and-coming luxury label offering gorgeous and super stylish leather clutches, handbags and card holders made from ecologically and responsibly sourced leather. I must admit, I fell in love with a couple of clutches that are now on my wishlist…

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What I liked about Heidi & Adele’s pieces was the simplicity of design, luxurious feel of the leather and fabulously bright colours. Combined with black finish, they are innovative, eye catching and dazzling with creativity. Just superb!

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I had a chance to chat to the stylist from Umberto Giannini who recommended a couple of their styling hair products as well!

Another brand I enjoyed meeting was Hire the Catwalk, the online rental of designer dresses for special occasions and event that also featured their pieces on the catwalk. Don’t be caught in the same dress ever again!

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 I Want Your Clothes – an online fashion shop also showcased their own designs. I liked the girly floral patterns, see though fabrics and colourful jackets! I got myself a pretty floral cropped jumper.

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Cheeky Poppins run by Jennifer Chuks offers cool shoe clip-ons you can attach anywhere and anytime to your shoes to transform and customise the design.

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Made of carpet was a different kettle of fish, this online store offers vintage Victorian style bags made from real thick Oriental Rug. I am a fan of large totes so really like the large bag – you can pack your whole day in it!

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Apart from the brands I had a chance to meet with fabulous bloggers including Zeena Xena from Blogging Gals and Amy Blaker from Fifty-shadesofblonde.

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At the Social Media Booth run by Lubka Christova I met lovely Jough from JoughBloggs and Khrissie from from KhrissieLoves, to name a few.

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Another Bloggers Love Hub event tomorrow! Can’t wait!

Aggie
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