Rebecca Vallance.

Despite being on the fashion scene since 2011, it’s taken me up until last weekend to discover Rebecca Vallance. The Australian born designer started as a fashion publicist before turning to creating her own brand that has grown from a small local clothing line to an international presence, being stocked in stores like Harvey Nichols and Intermix, as well as on luxury online stores like net-a-porter.

Of her clothing you can expect structured feminine pieces, that while ladylike are not ultra-dainty, but movable stylish garments that cater to the modern woman. You can also expect lots of flamenco-style ruffles and pleats for added texture and character.

    

Though the designs are undeniably great, their price point is also something to look to as it’s not excessively expensive – at least not compared to some other designers.

See more of Rebecca here and here.

alice

xo

 

image from stephadams.com

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RE/DONE.

There’s a new denim sheriff in town and it goes by the name of RE/DONE. Founded by Sean Barron and Jamie Mazur, RE/DONE is so much more than a denim company, having first started online before growing into the e-commerce brand it is today.

      

While I’ve never really been crazy about jeans – I only own one pair – when I first saw their jeans, there was something about them that I couldn’t ignore, so now naturally I’m in need of practically every pair they make, including one very chic denim mini skirt that reminds me of teenage style years. They recently started selling on net-a-porter (which is where I actually discovered them a few weeks ago – and yes my wish list is full of their pieces) and I’ve been spotting their jeans everywhere, ever since.

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You’re sure to be seeing a lot more of RE/DONE in the future. Check them out here and here.

alice

xo

 

image from RE/DONE

Obsessed With: Maggie Marilyn.

So, there I was, minding my own business, scrolling through the recently added section on net-a-ports (as you do), adding things to my wish list, when I kept coming across such distinctly feminine yet not super girly pieces. I soon discovered that coincidentally, all these great pieces I was coming across, were all from New Zealand based brand, Maggie Marilyn. Practically still a baby (it was only launched in 2016), the line is sold exclusively on net-a-porter which helps add to its charm.

      

While I’m not usually a fan of ruffles – I find them too messy and unnecessary – there is something about MM’s ruffled pieces that makes me want to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe with nothing but ruches and frills.

I can’t wait to see more from this brand in the future. Check out more of the collection here and here.

alice

xo

Allude.

I’m not sure how long this brand has been on net-a-porter, but it recently caught my eye (thanks to its luxe and extensive knitwear collection that had me wanting to buy everything), and I’ve loved adding their pieces to my wish list.

                  

Founded in 1999 by Andrea Karg, Allude, is a Munich based luxury knitwear design house that focuses on creating comfortable but oh so chic pieces, primarily from cashmere, that though basics are nothing basic. These classic items, including sweaters, coats, trousers and more, are the perfect foundation for any luxury wardrobe.

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Since its inception, the brand has only gone from strength to strength with loyal customers coming from all over the world.

      

Allude is definitely a brand that I’ll continue to look out for on net-a-porter as well as in other places, and that I hope to be shopping from very soon. For more information on Allude, you can check out their site here.

alice

xo

Totally Totême.

The other day I found myself browsing through net-a-porter, seeing what new things they had in store, and adding my favourites to my wish list. It wasn’t until later when I was reviewing my updated wish list that I noticed something interesting: most of the new additions were from Swedish brand, Totême. Started in 2014 by couple Elin Kling and Karl Lindman, Totême, has gone from strength to strength being featured in publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and WSJ (Wall Street Journal’s magazine). Looking at their clothes, one of the main things I love about the brand is the easiness and simplicity of every piece, as well as the casualness and effortless chicness about the pieces (you guys know how I love my clothes simple and casual). I also love how everything could just as easily be paired with jeans and sneakers, or with a mini skirt and heels. Here are a few of my favourites from net-a-porter.

                  

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See what other cool pieces Totême have here.

alice

xo

Pallas.

So I think I may have stumbled on something great… Actually no, scratch that, I’m SURE I’ve stumbled upon something great; and that is Parisian brand Pallas.

      

What makes Pallas so great? Well for starters there’s the fact that despite me not being the biggest tuxedo fan for women, I have a sudden urge to own all of their beautifully tailored pieces. I want to wear them with skinny jeans, tees and sneakers for a laid back day look (then swap the sneakers for heels at night); I want to wear them with skin-tight bodycon dresses; I want to wear them with just about anything because I KNOW they would pair so well with everything.

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Anyway, crazy-psycho-Alice rambling aside, this is a really cool brand, inspired by Le Smoking (think Yves Saint Laurent), and designed by Daniel Pallas and Veronique Bousquet, who have been featured in Vogue; and they have already inspired me to mix up my look a bit.

      

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Super massive gold star to these guys! And you can check out more here.

alice

xo

Adam Lippes.

One of the signs of really loving a designer, is coming across various pieces from their collection without being aware they are from the same designer, until one day it clicks that your net-a-porter wishlist is pretty much made up of one designer. For me, this was definitely the case with Adam Lippes.

Even though Mr Lippes has been around for over ten years (starting his fashion career at Polo Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta), it’s only been in the last few months that I’ve taken notice of his perfect and sleek designs.

      

Looking at the pieces, you really get that cool American vibe – kind of laidback, put together, yet not too fussy – with every piece being something to be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

      

For me, it’s the simplicity of it all, and a sense of calm that I get from looking at oversized ponchos, cotton tops and chic outlines that has made me a big fan of Adam Lippes.

      

Check out his collection on net-a-porter.com and on his site.

alice

xo