Archive for March, 2012

It’s all about the Peplum

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The peplum is the big thing for spring 2012 and even the most frill-phobic will be caving in this season to take part in this hot trend.  A peplum adds a feminine shape to a boyish silhouette or cleverly hides bits you might like to hide – so very flattering and so easy to wear. What’s not to like about that?

This new, modern version of the peplum is everywhere this Spring, from the tops of Jason Wu’s skirts (gorgeous), adorning dresses and trousers at Dries Van Noten, curling around tunics at Stella McCartney, and, adding a fuss-free feminine touch to a city classic motorcycle jacket at Vanessa Knox.

Do the peplum and check out our Milla Jacket - softest (English) weather-proof fawn faux suede with cut out detailing.  Wear with jeans or to add a cool, tough edge to an evening dress.


HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Wishing you and your families a very happy Mothers Day, from the VK Team. X

Coverage in The JC Edge Magazine

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Our recently launched Katya Dress and Nina Skirt in stunning Peony pink have been covered in The JC’s Spring 2012 Ultimate Guide to Fashion issue out this week.  They are loving bright colours for spring just as much as we are!  Thank you The JC x

Behind The Scenes of the Spring 2012 Photoshoot

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

We had so much fun shooting this new collection that I thought I would share some of our behind the scenes shots with you.

This season we took the location in-house (literally), a situation my kids weren’t that happy with as it meant they had to tidy their rooms…. only to find them “messed up” again when they came home from school!

Huge thank you’s to the VK Team for a great day with lots of laughs and killer shots and for the powers that be for bringing the sun! x

To watch the Behind the Scenes Video click here.

Bunny and our lovely model Lucia from Models1

Our mini models Poppy and Rosie

getting ready for garden shot

Elinore shooting the video from the roof top

Lucia wearing Nikita in the kitchen chilling out

Piers checking out Marc's work

Piers getting a better view

Isabella and Lucia

Me and Marc

JT, our Behind the Scenes Photographer

The VK Team Shot

Sienna Miller’s Picks

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

We were thrilled to hear Sienna Miller’s wonderful news that she is expecting her first baby with boyfriend Tom Sturridge.   We are huge fans of Sienna’s style so we are even more delighted that she has become a VK customer.  Have a look below at a couple of her recent additions (below).

Here she is below at the Ever-Changing Face of Beauty event at the Park Avenue Armory in New York last month, showing off her bump in a chic body con black halter neck gown.

and here are a couple of Sienna’s recent maternity wardrobe picks, the Leah Dress and the Briony Coat (below).

Leah also has a little sleeveless sister Lola if you’re after something slightly different.

Jasper Garvida A/W 12 Show

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

What a great way to end London Fashion Week - with the Jasper Garvida show at the Bloomsbury Hotel entitled “Revolutionaire Situation De la Forme”.  It was high volume, edgy glamour all the way on the catwalk and in the audience.   I loved the sharp  precision tailoring with the military influence (as the title would suggest) but my favourites were the gold embellished black dresses which reminded me of Versace circa 1980 (which was Versace at it’s best in my humble opinion).  One of the pieces that had everyone drooling was a body con, plunging neckline number with cascades of waist length gold fringe dripping from the shoulders.  Yes please!

Click here to read more about Jasper Garvida’s A/W12 show

I want all of these!

The Designer taking a bow.  Bravo!