Archive for December, 2015

We Spend 5 mins With Footwear Brand, Oysby.

Monday, December 14th, 2015

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How do you describe to people what you do and your design style?

I would say my aesthetic is best described as classic with a modernist twist. I love to take fashion silhouettes that have staying power and give them a totally modernist element. My Decolette pump has gotten quite a bit of attention for the simple beautiful lines of the upper and a totally new take on the stiletto heel. Another standout is the Callin Mary Jane because of its super-clean design with a modern twist of a side tie. Normally Mary Jane's have a buckle but with lacing being so important for Fall I thought to try something new that I had not seen before. The other style I would say was the Mary Tudor slide with the trio wedge.

What sort of comments do you get about your designs?

I haven’t meant anyone that doesn’t want to wear my designs once they get a hold of it. Some of the styles may look a bit too bold or daring at first glance, but once people step into the shoes and see how comfortable and effortless they are, they always want more. I reckon this is why I’ve been able to get celebrities to wear my shoes, not in exchange for anything, but just because they love and want to own the shoes. The décolleté has particularly been a favourite amongst celebrities. (more...)

We Spend 5 mins With Fashion Designer, Liza Veta.

Friday, December 11th, 2015

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How do you describe to people what you do and your design style?

I tell people that I own a fashion business. I see myself both as a creator and a business manager. I want to create a clothing brand for the modern woman, one that combines elements of strength of character with inner feminine elegance. I want the women wearing my brand to feel special and unique.

What sort of comments do you get about your designs?

I have been overwhelmed with the response I got from my collections. I am fortunate that it has been mostly positive. My favourite compliments to receive are when women tell me that my clothes make them feel more elegant, feminine and confident, because that is precisely the effect I want to create.

What is your background?

I was born in Belarus, which I left at age 23. I graduated from the Belarusian State University and I went on to study mathematical finance at the University of York. When I decided to devote myself fully to my fashion business, I left a professional career in the finance industry to pursue this dream. I had little formal training in fashion or even entrepreneurship - apart from a few sewing and designing classes here and there, and the odd online tutorials. It was a new experience (more...)

Pearls, the Modern Way...

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

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Pearls- the Modern Way.

Pearls may have had the old fashioned image of your granny wearing her old pearls, but that couldn’t be further from the image today.  There’s no denying the allure of pearls, they are sensual and pretty. Yet far from sweet, todays modern pearls feel bold, strong and modern.

Designers embrace their glamour and timeless appeal over and over again. They were seen on the catwalks of Paris with Lanvin showing their huge versatility.

Can the modern woman wear pearls without looking like grandma?

Louise, MD of Pearls By Fleur says, “Oh definitely! Pearls have come a long way from their old-school, stuffy image and are fresh and beautiful and totally modern. “

We say, give pearls a chance! They look good and they can be worn over and over again! They are flattering to the skin and can be worn by women of all ages. We think pearls are perfect!

Three Ways to Wear Your Pearls Now 

1. Layer Your Pearls

For me, the only wear to wear your pearls and to look uber modern is to layer them, wrap them and stack them high. If you are looking for celeb style inspiration- look no further than SJP- she certainly rocks the look. It is a bold and strong look and not for the feint hearted.  But get it right and you will have plenty of admiring glances and just wait for the compliments. What more does a girl want! If you pile your pearl necklaces high, we recommend you keep the rest of your accessories simple and let the pearls do the talking. Wear with neutral colours for maximum impact.

Or follow Rihanna’s style with some pearl wrist candy. Pearls By Fleur have the gorgeous Pearl cuff that gives the illusion of lots of pearl bracelets wrapped round your wrist, when in fact it is just one hand crafted pearl wire bracelet.  The dark coloured pearls shimmer in the light and display a whole myriad of colours from dark purple to dark blue. We think this is perfect for both your daytime wardrobe  or evening glamour.  It will quickly become your favourite pearl bracelet that goes with everything. And a steal at just £40!

2. Coloured Pearls

Or choose a different colour pearl necklace to suit your mood. Who says pearls have to be white? Modern means there are no rules to wearing pearls.  Dark, peacock coloured pearls symbolise an exotic, mysterious and glamorous appeal. The colour purple also has a royal connection.  The very name itself, peacock- conjures up an image of the peacock's plumage and a myriad of dark colours.  Wear these dark coloured pearls in the evening with your favourite little black dress.

We love Pearls By Fleur peacock heart pearl bracelet and necklace. Add a classic symbol of love and you have a personal keepsake and perfect for personalising for a gift.

3. Statement Pearl Necklace

Do you want high impact  glamour? Less function  and more opulence? Add a statement pearl necklace to your knitwear. Accentuate your accessories, add some personality and demand to be noticed with the new modern pearl necklace.  Add a treasure trove of pearls and gems. No need to raid the family vault, try pairing sumptuous shiny silver and luscious amethysts with pearls in a unique design from Pearls By Fleur.












Whatever you choose, a pearl necklace is the ultimate style choice and ideal gift for any woman. Pearls are not fast fashion, like Chanel’s little black dress is an enduring classic, pearls are a timeless icon.

Choose from Pearls By Fleur’s selection of contemporary, classic, designer and  fair trade freshwater pearl jewellery. Pearls By Fleur have collections to suit you and your modern style.


5 Mins with Handbag Brand Amber Blu

Friday, December 4th, 2015

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How do you describe to people what you do and your design style?

Amberblu appeals to a wide range of women.Are designs are bold,vibrant and stylish. Yet are bags range from classy and sophisticated to contemporary and punchy designs. Are bags

are made from the finest up cycled materials. We pride ourselves on using the best up cycled and vegan
leather materials. The colours and designs we use are from our travels around the

world. We like the idea of someone being able to wear the simplest of outfits, but making a statement with a beautifully designed bag.

All our bags are animal friendly,made from up cycled materials and made in the UK. We are a small supportive workforce that work together to produce style, design and quality. We pride

ourselves on only producing limited editions.

What sort of comments do you get about your designs?

Our research has found that a lot of women like to wear something completely different to others. They love the fact that our bags are not mass produced and therefore original pieces. (more...)