The Adele Dress from Swan By Clements Ribeiro

When I was asked to pick my favourite piece from the Swan collection by Clements Ribeiro for Evans, I must admit to being truly spoilt for choice. I adore so many of the looks, including the beautiful Salome dress, which is still my true favourite, but I also found myself wishing that I tried on the Grace dress when I’d had the opportunity at the Bloggers day, and wondering if this dress might be the perfect every occasion dress for the festive season.

The background to the Grace dress is simple. Clements Ribeiro are one of the singer Adele’s favourite design duos, so much so that she asked them to create a dress for the 2012 Grammy Awards where she was expected, quite rightly as it turned out, to sweep the board. Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro created a wonderful dress in Adele’s trademark black, a dress that combined lace, mesh and pretty polka dots. The dress was heralded a success by everyone, with Adele being named one of the best dressed on the night.

Clements Ribeiro have now created a version of the Adele dress as part of the Swan collection. Christened Grace, this dress is not totally identical, amendments have been made. The underlining is now nude, the skirt is both shorter and slimmer. But the recognisable lurex spot detail is there, as is the lace of the skirt. This dress is chic cocktail hour dress that skims the body to give the wearer instant va va voom.

Swan By Clements Ribeiro Lace Grace Dress Price: £95.00 click to visit Evans

Loving the back detail.

I love that this dress is so covered up, yet still so sexy. The sleeves are perfect if you are not happy to reveal your arms, whilst that exposed back zip is a really seductive touch. The length of the skirt is also perfect, making this a real cocktail hour piece. And I love the fact that this dress really requires no further accessorising, high heels and a touch of lippie are all this piece needs to be red carpet ready.

Swan By Clements Ribeiro Lace Grace Dress Price: £95.00 click to visit Evans

 

Duchess of Cambridge arrives in Singapore

The Duchess of Cambridge has arrived in Singapore for the first leg of a Far Eastern tour, and has shown a little touch of Oriental style of her own.

Wearing a pale pink, orchid print dress in soft silk from Jenny Packham, Kate paid tribute to her hosts in a beautiful gown that had a decidedly Far Eastern feel to it. This shows that not only is Kate once again paying tribute to her hosts, but that she firmly has her finger on the pulse of fashion, as Oriental style prints are a big news story for the new season.

Swan by Clements Ribeiro for Evans featured stunning, oriental themed dresses in their latest collection, as well as Japanese style belts.

Swan By Clements Ribeiro Floral Print Djellaba Dress Price: £75.00 click to visit Evans

Swan by Clements Ribeiro Floral Border Kimono Dress £65 click to visit Evans

Swan By Clements Ribeiro Burgundy Waist Belt Price: £15.00 click to visit Evans

Boohoo is another store that is embracing the Oriental trends for the new season.  Kimono jackets, floral printed tops and gorgeous dresses are all featured as part of the new season collection at the online fashion giant. My favourite is the stunning Anita jacket which features a glorious print of yellow flowers – just so pretty.

Anita Oriental Flower Drape Front Kimono £15 click to visit Boohoo

Kaitlin Chiffon Back Oriental Rose Top £15 click to visit Boohoo

Polly Tie Waist Blouse £15 click to visit Boohoo

Kendal Oriental Print 3/4 Sleeve Dress £25 click to visit Boohoo

To view all Boohoo oriental collection, click here.

Swan By Clements Ribeiro for Evans – My picks

It is now available  in stores and online, and I don’t need to tell you how excited I am by this, Swan by Clements Ribeiro for Evans is finally here to ignite your Autumn wardrobe in stunning style.

I was very lucky to be able to get up close and personal with this collection, which means I was able to choose my key picks really early. So here are the pieces that you will want, your wardrobe will need, and your style and personality deserve.

Let me know your faves, or if you pick up any pieces this week.

Swan By Clements Ribeiro Placement Print Salome Dress Price: £65.00 click to visit Evans

Swan By Clements Ribeiro Floral Print Wisteria 21 Dress Price: £75.00 click to visit Evans

Swan By Clements Ribeiro Lace Grace Dress Price: £95.00 click to visit Evans

 

 

Swan By Clements Ribeiro Embellished Corsage Cardigan Price: £65.00 click to visit Evans

Swan By Clements Ribeiro Metallic Kimmy Blouse Price: £55.00 click to visit Evans

Swan By Clements Ribeiro Colour Block Doris Dress Price: £65.00 click to visit Evans

Swan By Clements Ribeiro Pansy Print Trousers Price: £45.00 click to visit Evans

Swan By Clements Ribeiro Pansy Print Betty Dress Price: £75.00 click to visit Evans

To view the complete collection, click here.