Gucci Resort

Italian fashion house Gucci presents its Gucci Resort line designed by Frida Giannini. Her sharp and square designs match with up with bright citrus and fuchsia colour blocks beautifully. The collection is simple yet sophisticated and striking.

The accompanying advertising campaign is also a marvel! Skillfully shot by Mert & Marcus and featuring gorgeous model Karmen Pedaru, it matches the spirit of the collection in colour, contrast and feel. Very well done, Gucci!

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Ruche: Professional Wardrobe For Autumn

Ruche is a vintage inspired boutique with a modern touch, a true little online gem. Run by California based couple Mai and Josh, it’s a collaboration of everything that has inspired them from fashion, photography, design, and lifestyle. Ruche’s fall collection of work wear for business women is particularly impressive, combining a sharp professional look with quirky vintage feel. Check out the look book for tons of inspiration: click.

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Camper To&ether With Veronique Branquinho

With summer around the corner, it’s time for that long-awaited wardrobe reshuffle. Out with the old and in with the colourful!

Spanish shoemaker Camper – bright and cheeky as always – have gone crazy this season, not without the help of Veronique Branquinho. The Belgian-born fashion designer is collaborating on a small line of delicious-looking shoes. Actually, they call them sandals, but it’s really a classic espadrille with the sophistication of a high heel. Leather and interwoven patterns are complemented with strong blocks of turquoise, purple and raspberry to produce cheerful Summer shoes fit for beach and evening out alike.

Just throw on a maxi, pick up the sunnies and go order a cocktail!

Camper Together now available at your local Camper store. Covent Garden is a good one.

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Gia – A Lovely New Fashion Mag

It’s not every day that you find a fashion magazine online that is overflowing with features, uncluttered by tasteless ads. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised this morning when I stumbled upon Gia. Made in Bulgaria out of all places, it is 100-something pages of excellent editorials and big bold photographs. And it is available free online – grab it here.

Nothing like a fresh new mag to accompany the morning coffee!

I especially like Antoine De La Roche’s photo serie In Between, an example of which is above. You can find the rest towards the end of the issue.

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Yohji Yamamoto at the V&A

The first UK retrospective of the enigmatic Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto is now on at the V&A in London. It is a chronological journey of his career from the early 80s to today, displaying the most avant-garde and convention-challenging design pieces.

V&A’s Gallery 38 is transformed into a brightly lit industrial space, with a messy wall paintjob, handmade sketches and video projections. It emphasises Yamamoto’s creative genius and his tasteful flirt with the provocative. The pieces defy expectations and surprise, both exciting and satisfying the senses – go and see it before it closes down on the July 10.

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Win A Clutch Bag – Competition Ended

The lovely folks at Boden have been in touch about their exciting Summer range launching in April – but more on that soon. In the meantime, they’ve generously donated one of their Glittering Clutch bags for a lucky reader to win!

This spangly clutch oozes decadent glamour and will add intrigue to the simplest of outfits. It is in chic demure black with gun metal finish metallic frame. To be in with a chance to win this glittering accessory simply drop us a comment below or tweet “RT to win a fantastic clutch bag with @notesonthecuff”

The competition is open until the 31st of April and the winner will be announced on May 5.

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Sunglasses Collection by Dolce Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana have launched their new Animaliere Eyewear collection with a stunning Mediterranean photoshoot by Mert & Marcus featuring supermodel Naomi Campbell. The three main models of the new line are masculine aviators, 1960s-inspired oversized shades and rounded frame. All sunglasses come in bright animal prints and bold colours – including poppy red, purple orchid, slate blue, yellow ochre and sapphire – with matching lens tints. The entire Animaliere line shows off sensual design bursting with bold femininity, and the excellent advertising campaign makes them all the more desirable.

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