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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Not For Ponies


As a fashion editor I get to promote and support wonderful Bristol fashion independents but as No Debutante I can promote fashion indies from around the globe. Recently I was contacted by a super cute streetwear brand  from the North East of England named Not For Ponies who embellish tops and accessories with sweet and quirky appliques.

The self-confessed cute, kooky and lover of weird stuff, Rebecca Andrews is the Not For Ponies designer and is inspired by bright colours, bold prints and quirky graphics. Rebecca has been creating fun and fabulous creations since 2009, starting with a market stall and moving on to a successful streetwear brand.  Rebecca creates small batches of items with each garment being made with a little bit of fun and a lot of TLC.

These cute garms aren't  just for kids, these kawaii gems come in adult sizes too plus there is still time to pick up your Christmas jumper or buy a super sweet Christmas gift. From kawaii styles, animal prints to more playful Lazy Oaf kooky graphics, bag yourself (and your kids) some garms from Not For Ponies and support independent fashion in the UK.

The range consists of cutest appliqued motifs embellished onto bold and bright t-shirts and quirky sweats for women, men and kids, with a Christmas range available too. There are also kooky purses and fun tote bags too (great for last-minute Christmas gift ideas).

Be quick though, as Not For Ponies is an online pop-up which will be open until January 31st 2018. An online pop-up is a great platform to show off what you have created and share the fashion love with us all. It’s an easier way to test out the water, find your customer and to get yourself noticed, without putting loads of effort and money into something in one go, which can be super risky in fashion. Not that this is a problem for Not For Ponies as they’ve already featured on This Morning and kids TV show Milkshake! Nice!

As a supporter of independent fashion and as a fashion designer myself, I have experienced and seen so many fall at the first hurdle by putting too much money and time into something only to not see it through. Not For Ponies certainly seem to have their heads screwed on, it pays to be savvy fashionistas! 

Unisex Kids Reindeer Christmas Jumper £16



Girls Pink Unicorn T Shirt £9



Women's Jade Surreal Face T Shirt by Not For Ponies - £20
Women's White Pocket Face T Shirt by Not For Ponies £20







Photography by No Debutante

All t-shirts and sweatshirts by Not For Ponies


If you are having a fashion event or a have a new collection you would like No Debutante to promote please get in touch!

Check out my work with Bristol 24/7 magazine here under my name 
Emma Gorton-Ellicott

If you are interested in collaborating with No Debutante or getting featured on the No Debutante blog please contact me nodebutanteblog@gmail.com

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Thanks for checking in Fashionistas.   
ND xx


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Saturated Seventies

Inspired by the photo shoot 'Like dreamers do' by photographer Tim Walker for Vogue Magazine back in 2012, here are a collection of over saturated, soft focus but vibrant photographs that give off a boho glam, 1970s feel. 

Many of my family photos from the 1970s have faded with a red saturation which adds to the way I see the 1970s in my mind, there is a look of nostalgia and a glamorous time, even though the 1970s was far from it, I just love the vibrant colours and the hazy style, even if it is seen through rose tinted sunglasses.

The style itself is a great inspiration and continuation into the winter months for all those among us longing to get back into their festival glitters and sparkles or for those seventies style vintage lovers wearing bespoke,original fashion pieces.

The colours are warm, dark and much more suited to the winter, in rich burgundies, burnt oranges, crimson reds and dark purples with some electric blue thrown in.

By adding faux fur coats, psychedelic tights, tasselled scarves, flared sleeves, baby doll dresses, sequins and velvets to your winter wardrobe you can keep the bohemian festival style and a love of vintage going through the winter. Perhaps a perfect alternative to that sparkling Christmas outfit? The weather my be cold but you are looking hot!

'Like dreamers do' by photographer Tim Walker for Vogue Magazine





Rookie Magazine

1970s Vogue fashion shoot

This image of fashion icon Twiggy is actually from the 1960s but I just love the colours!

(Above) Loving the hair & make-up from this 1970s Vogue Beauty shoot
(Below)  Orangey Red hues in the Twiggy & Ziggy Stardust shoot for 1970s Vogue




All images courtesy of vogue.com & Rookie Mag

If you are having a fashion event or a have a new collection you would like No Debutante to promote please get in touch!

Check out my work with Bristol 24/7 magazine here under my name 
Emma Gorton-Ellicott

If you are interested in collaborating with No Debutante or getting featured on the No Debutante blog please contact me nodebutanteblog@gmail.com

Keep up with No Debutantes OOTD posts, collabs and current fashion obsessions posted daily on all of the following. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr,  Pinterest all under the #nodebutante name.

Thanks for checking in Fashionistas.   
ND xx




Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Super cute pastels

No Debutante has always been a fan of sugar sweet pastels, it's the perfect contrast from the androgynous styling and oversized layers. Lately I have picked up some rather cute pastel pieces including the super cute pink puma trainers with the double ribbon laces and how about the cuddly cropped Lazy Oaf cardigan? Not sure about the whole pastel look? Why not get your mermaid pastel nails did?  Add some pastels into your wardrobe this winter x

The super cute pink pumas with the ribbon laces! 
The cutest trainers ever, especially when worn with cherry printed, frilly ankle socks by 
Meadham Kirchhoff X Topshop! 

Cropped lilac Lazy Oaf 'Waste of time' cardigan.
No Debutante loves Lazy Oafs lazy, can't be arsed teenage style quotes on their garms! 

Pastel Memphis print rug! 

A cuddly lilac faux fur clutch is another option to add pastels into your wardrobe this winter. 

Oh my goodness what about these amazeballs pastel mermaid gel nails by The Gossip Nail Bar!!!
  More info to come on these guys very soon! 

When you cardigan and socks match your carpet! Yeeeeeees!






All photography and words by No Debutante
Photograph of nail art courtesy of The Gossip Nail Bar in Bristol 


If you are having a fashion event or a have a new collection you would like No Debutante to promote please get in touch!

Check out my work with Bristol 24/7 magazine here under my name 
Emma Gorton-Ellicott

If you are interested in collaborating with No Debutante or getting featured on the No Debutante blog please contact me nodebutanteblog@gmail.com

Keep up with No Debutantes OOTD posts, collabs and current fashion obsessions posted daily on all of the following. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr,  Pinterest all under the #nodebutante name.

Thanks for checking in Fashionistas.   
ND xx



Thursday, 16 November 2017

Sheer Love

Nothing new here, just a continuing love affair between sheer dresses, t-shirts and kimonos! If you are not up for the full on show your undies sheers, especially in these colder months, why not try adding a sheer top layer to your outfit like GEM's colourful sheer jacket or Neat Frontage's appliqued Kimono? Wear a long sleeve t-shirt over last seasons sheer slip dress with some trousers or leggings underneath, that'll keep you warm but will also add a new layer to your look. 

Yeah, the images below are giving off summer vibes but get inspired, how can you make sheers work for you this winter? Sheers can work all year round layered up, have fun with it AND give it a go! 

Lazy Oaf X G.E.M sheer jacket
Right. Juliana Jabour SS17
image sourced from vogue.com


The fabulous Neat Frontage sheer kimono
photography Luis Cruz Photography, model Rebecca Rose Robinson



All images courtesy of Lazy Oaf
Words By No Debutante


If you are having a fashion event or a have a new collection you would like No Debutante to promote please get in touch!

Check out my work with Bristol 24/7 magazine here under my name 
Emma Gorton-Ellicott

If you are interested in collaborating with No Debutante or getting featured on the No Debutante blog please contact me nodebutanteblog@gmail.com

Keep up with No Debutantes OOTD posts, collabs and current fashion obsessions posted daily on all of the following. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr,  Pinterest all under the #nodebutante name.

Thanks for checking in Fashionistas.   
ND xx


Monday, 13 November 2017

Lazy Oaf drops G.E.M a super cute new label with balls

Lazy Oaf have dropped the cutest new collection named G.E.M, a venture label to Lazy Oaf by founder Gemma Shiel, who wants to make G. E.M a fashion label for girls with balls! Gemma wanted this new label to be even more surreal and weird, with an element of glamour, mystery and excitement! This is all sounds right up No Debutante's street! There are some rock'n'roll punk elements to the first G.E.M collection with a pastel cute aspect that Lazy Oaf are known and loved for, G.E.M adds some rebellious glamour that makes it stand apart from Lazy Oaf's goofy-cool streetwear style. Check out my favourite pieces below and sigh over their beautifullness....  

Flamenco long sleeve t-shirt
Sheer Jacket

Day Dreamer t-shirt

Pink fluffed up top

Check, Check it out dress

Dreamy leopard coat

Leopard Flares

Swanning around dress




All images courtesy of Lazy Oaf
Words By No Debutante

If you are having a fashion event or a have a new collection you would like No Debutante to promote please get in touch!

Check out my work with Bristol 24/7 magazine here under my name 
Emma Gorton-Ellicott

If you are interested in collaborating with No Debutante or getting featured on the No Debutante blog please contact me nodebutanteblog@gmail.com

Keep up with No Debutantes OOTD posts, collabs and current fashion obsessions posted daily on all of the following. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr,  Pinterest all under the #nodebutante name.

Thanks for checking in Fashionistas.   
ND xx



Friday, 10 November 2017

Decorated Denims


Here's part two of the No Debutante current obsessions series, it features a few more denim pieces that have caught my eye and a couple of fashion independents & local designers denim pieces too. 

Denim Daze

Wear your denim baggy, patched up, customised, in bright colours and embroideries, make it kitsch and cute, add some streetstyle swagger, just don't wear it plain, it's embellished denim all the way! 


Masha Ma RTW Fall 2017

Push Button 

Customised denim jackets by Tail End

Customised denim jackets by AlleyKats

Give me space denims by Kuccia

Denim Love jacket and jeans by Lazy Oaf

Cute Romance jeans by Lazy Oaf
Miharayasuhiro Spring 2018 Menswear collection

Bright colors and striped denims at Typical Freaks SS 2018






Words by No Debutante




If you are having a fashion event or a have a new collection you would like No Debutante to promote please get in touch!

Check out my work with Bristol 24/7 magazine here under my name 
Emma Gorton-Ellicott

If you are interested in collaborating with No Debutante or getting featured on the No Debutante blog please contact me nodebutanteblog@gmail.com

Keep up with No Debutantes OOTD posts, collabs and current fashion obsessions posted daily on all of the following. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr,  Pinterest all under the #nodebutante name.

Thanks for checking in Fashionistas.   
ND xx

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Add some Flare

Fashion should not be dictated, nobody should feel bad about not owning the next big thing or feel consumed to buy into a certain look because everyone else is. Let the world around you inspire and influence you to create your own version of the things you like and if you are anything like No Debutante, pile them all on at once!

The No Debutante blog is here to the latest fashion news from independent designers, Bristol fashion, sustainable fashion and all the bright and colourful things going on in the No Debutante world!

This post is part of a small series of looks that I have been inspired by over the past month which will feature my latest fashion crushes, influences and current obsessions.

The return of Bell-bottoms

These flared beauties were not something I personally saw returning to my wardrobe anytime soon but they just started to pull me in, until I found myself eyeing up a lovely ribbed pair of scallop hemmed bell-bottoms in Topshop...

Check out the latest frilled detailed bell-bottoms in bright colours below. Black is clearly more flattering but you know how No Debutante loves bright colours!


Bec & Bridge Spring Summer 2018 Resort 
Maki Oh Spring Summer 2018 RTW


Those Topshop Bell-bottoms that made me by them!


This years Joggers

What about the new go faster stripe sports flares?? This mash up hybrid of the bell-bottom and (last years big thing) the tracksuit bottom adds a new take on both garments. The side stripe is still there but a fastening has been added to the side seam, giving you the chance to create a new flare to your fave jogger pants with a big nod to the nineties.

Lucky Chouette Fall 2017


Lazy Oaf Sporty Stripe Popper Pants



All images sourced from vogue.com, lazyoaf.com, Vogue China & No Debutante
Words by No Debutante




If you are having a fashion event or a have a new collection you would like No Debutante to promote please get in touch!

Check out my work with Bristol 24/7 magazine here under my name Emma Gorton-Ellicott

If you are interested in collaborating with No Debutante or getting featured on the No Debutante blog please contact me nodebutanteblog@gmail.com

Keep up with No Debutantes OOTD posts, collabs and current fashion obsessions posted daily on all of the following. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr,  Pinterest all under the #nodebutante name.

Thanks for checking in Fashionistas.   
ND xx












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