RIXO: WILD AT HEART

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Rixo London landed in Victoria Beau this Summer and has graced our boutique with wondrous and artistically printed dresses and blouses!

With the founders Henrietta and Orlagh drawing inspiration from their personal vintage collections, art and muses, this beautifully designed label is totally one of a kind.

The best friend duo create one off signature prints, which are born though the fluid paint brush and hand drawn illustrations.

With the customer at the heart of everything they do, they spend a lot of time on the creation process. Ensuring the final garment sits, hangs and skims just-so, making sure when you wear Rixo you feel BEAUTIFUL.

Not only this they are the best of British, with their factory based in North London. A place where the designers visions and dreams become reality. Every detail is curated just like fine art, making Rixo London’s collections timeless and something to treasure forever!

Shop Rixo London here

 

THE INTERVIEW: KIKI MINCHIN

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How did Kiki Minchin come into fruition?

I studied fine art at university and soon discovered my passion for accessories.

I was already known for my own unique collection of statement pieces! I made a big life changing decision and left university early to embark on a journey of designing my own range!!

How would you describe your jewellery in three words?

Edgy, Statement, Classic

What was the inspiration behind the Roxy Collection?

The Roxy was named after my last trip to New York City where I fell in love with the linear blocks and the art deco architecture.

When we (myself and my husband Oli) landed in NYC in late hours we were hit with the news of David Bowie’s passing. Our hotel in Soho was situated right across from his Lafayette Street Apartment. The press were out in their hundreds and fans in their thousands, flowers candles and photos were everywhere. The atmosphere of NYC was alive with memories of his songs and his iconic career. Watching footage on the news of his concerts and lifestyle, I was fascinated by his Glam Rock era and the iconic eclectic fashion figures of this time.

It was really important to me to bring some new and exciting designs, but keeping with the Kiki Minchin ethos and style. I wanted to design yet again timeless classics that can be worn all year round. So, with the contribution of New York’s linear layout, its architecture and its Bowie connection inspired me to design ‘The Roxy Collection’

These statement pieces take you from City Chic to Boho, from Concert to Party, from day to night. Wear them with your leather jacket, or your kaftan, anything goes.

The Roxy is fun and alive with the essence of the eclectic period which inspired its creation.

Do you have an all time favourite design?

I would have to say the stone crosses! I love the shape and look of them! They are one of our best sellers and I think they suit any outfit, and style as well as giving your look that extra edge! Having said that.. The Roxy Cage is a very close contender.

What are your plans for the future and where do you hope to see the brand going?

I hope to see the brand growing from strength to strength and becoming the go to accessory brand for edgy statement pieces across Europe and beyond.

In terms of the next collection! I don’t know when and what it will be which is super exciting! During the design process I am inspired by my surroundings and not by trends and seasons. There’s a lot of pressure for designers to constantly bring designs out for each season, but for me It’s really important to design from the heart and not from what is on trend that season. For me, you should be able to wear classic pieces all year round and for years to come without feeling ‘last season’ or ‘out of date.

Shop Kiki Minchin here 

Meet EverydaySugar.

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Our latest brand to join our global collective of designers.

The EverydaySugar essence is about helping women create an individualised style. That’s feminine, different, colourful, fun, romantic and special. The brand’s founder Jeanie was inspired by her love affair with fashion, the Far East, laid back glamour of the South of france and Haute Hippie style.

See EverydaySugar’s latest items here – http://www.victoriabeau.co.uk/collections/everyday-sugar

Be the best dressed guest!

Look 01: Brown Sugar

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This striking brown sugar coordinating skirt and top is made in a intricate and stylish geometric mesh. Accompany this duo with warm rose gold jewellery like this Trio of necklaces by Kiki Minchin and Astrid & Miyu’s Bewitched ring. A contemporary take on the cocktail ring. Of course you’ll need a bag to hold all that confetti, this crocodile embossed zip pouch by London based designer Danielle Foster should do the trick!

Voyage Top – http://goo.gl/DCP1kk
Voyage Skirt – http://goo.gl/oof544
Crocodile Zip Pouch – http://goo.gl/YKzF9N
Trio Necklace – http://goo.gl/oKoDvi
Bewitched Ring – http://goo.gl/NpUj1Y

Look 02: Mediterranean blues

abroad wedding guest outfitThis is the perfect look for a summer wedding or one abroad in a warmer climate. This dress the Chivas is inspired by Indian block print and features a dainty pom pom hem. Cinch in your waist or wear dropped at the hips with the coordinating tie. To complete the look pair with Soludos linen black wedges and a dove grey crocodile embossed zip pouch. For jewels, this Moonstone cross by Kiki Minchin will shimmer in the sunshine and these art deco inspired earrings, the Fitzgerald are both intricate and luxurious.

Chivas Dress – http://goo.gl/AXqsBi
Fitzgerald Earrings – http://goo.gl/nfbjY8
Espadrille Wedges – http://goo.gl/08MQdy
Crocodile Zip Pouch – http://goo.gl/vVyQeN
Moonstone Cross – http://goo.gl/uNEcSB

Pop into our boutique at no.10 Camden Passage, Islington, London. Or shop online to browse through our selection of global brands.

http://www.victoriabeau.co.uk

Tropical Tales

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Eye-catching palm tree prints could be spotted across many designers’ SS16 shows. Statement prints and colours are leading the way this Spring. Tropical inspirations could be found at Danielle Romeril and at Sophia Webster with their palm tree motifs.

This painted palm tree print box fit top by Samsoe & Samsoe has a box fit design with a slight bat wing sleeve. Wear it with Tada & Toy’s fallen star chain necklace for the ultimate combination.

We’re also offering Soludos  palm tree and pineapple motif espadrilles that are really hitting the Tropical trend.

 

The Spring Boot

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Western style ankle boots have trended on the SS16 runway. Wear them basic or super decorated with the detachable embellished strap. These cowboy style take on  Chelsea boots can be worn with everything, from feminine dresses to jeans and a leather jacket!

Our two western style boots are made from real suede leather with man-made soles.

  1. Florence Walnut Suede.
  2. Florence Charcoal Suede.

See all our spring boots here – http://www.victoriabeau.co.uk/collections/footwear

 

 

Samsøe & Samsøe

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Based upon the unique and recognisable nature of Scandinavian fashion design,  we bring to you Samsoe & Samsoe. A brand that exudes the ideas of freedom and simplicity.

Highlighting individuality within its innovative and high quality designs, the Samsoe & Samsoe collections keep up with current trends, offering simple and fresh designs season after season. With signature bright colour palettes, intricate detailing and graphic prints we cannot wait to show you our buyers picks.

Not long now until it will be available in-stores & online!

Zoe Karssem X Daphne Groeneveld

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For Spring Summer 2016 Zoe Karssen has collaborated with Daphne Groeneveld for a luxury active wear collection.

Daphne has graced the pages of Vogue and has walked for Valentino, Chanel and Dior Haute just to name a few.

Made from a light and airy slub cotton and playfully printed. The loose fit allows a great range of movement.

Shop the tees here  http://www.victoriabeau.co.uk/collections/tops