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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

City Kid Out of Water

Hey hey fashionistas! No Debutante has been away in Mallorca, Spain for a couple of weeks for my annual family holiday in the sun and my gosh was there a lot of sun! We had a fantastic time in Palmanova, great beaches and so much to explore, I could have stayed for another two weeks but the kids Autumn school term is calling and everything must come to an end.

I have always struggled with packing a bag for a summer holiday by the beach. I am definitely a British, city kid whose bright colours, clashing prints, mash up layering and street style generally looks out of place at the beach and by the pool. It has taken me years to perfect a way to adapt my style into a more laid back holiday me but I think I am getting there! This year (with a lot of help from Adidas and fruity prints) I think I may have pulled it off. Yeah, I still got a few confused looks and some minor stares but I'm used to that in the UK, in a place where bright hair colour and LED trainers seemed 'de rigueur' I am happy to say I was completely happy with my chosen outfits!

 Summer Sports - Pharrell X Adidas crop, denim cut offs, tube socks and Reebok Classics
Vintage Hawaii - Vintage Daks shirt & Adidas shorts, That thing Crop and Sliders

 Phil's Retro Skate - Tube socks and Floral Vans Re-issues


 Vintage Hawaii & Skate - Phil's shirt by Vans
 Hot Nights - Lazy oaf sunglasses
 Americana Sports - Oversize T-shirt worn as a dress, Adidas tube socks and Reeboks
 More Adidas??? - Pharrell X Adidas, denim cut offs and Gazelles

 His 'n' Hers Fruity and Floral -  Fruity Trousers by Neat Frontage , Floral Shorts by Dickies
 The Fam
 80s Styling - T-shirt tucked in by Dutty / That Thing and vintage 80s shorts

 Boxer Beat - Crop top, Tezla earrings, Adidas culottes and sliders

 Tie Dye and Fruity Prints - Tie dye top and sandals by Next, Melon shorts by H&M
Essentials.... Tassles bikini and Pineapple cup

HOLIDAY SPONSORED BY ADIDAS ;) ON LOCATION IN MALLORCA, SPAIN (well, it just as well have been).....

 Styling and Photography by No Debutante. Family styled themselves!


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Thanks for checking in Fashionistas xx
ND xx
 



Thursday, 11 August 2016

Summer Sports

No Debutante loves retro sportswear, it's mostly an obsession with Adidas but with some Reebok and local Bristolian streetwear labels chucked in for a sporty summer vibe. Since we haven't had a No Debutante personal style post on the blog for a while, let's catch up with some of my sportswear influenced outfits with 70s, 80s and 90s influences mashed up with a more contemporary look at sportswear this summer.

 Adidas Culottes
 
 That Thing logo Crop 
 Old school T-shirts and Reebok Classics
 Old school Adidas kids jackets & socks and slides



 Maui Surf wear
Long sport socks and 90s revival Gazelles



 Vintage Adidas shorts



All clothing from Urban Outfitters, Topshop, No Debutantes original 90s wardrobe, Reebok Classics, Maui & sons, Adidas Originals, Adidas X Pharrell Williams,That Thing,Super Lovers, Tezla, Vision Streetwear, Kuccia,Yayer, Stussy, Meadham Kirchhoff, The White Pepper & Neat Frontage.  

Styling and Photography by No Debutante. 


If you are interested in collaborating with No Debutante or getting featured on the No Debutante blog please contact me / send me a message on any of the following social networking platforms all under the No Debutante name #nodebutante


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ND xx


Friday, 5 August 2016

That Thing Designer Showcase Festival Special

A few weeks back No Debutante attended the second installment of Bristol's street wear queens' That Thing's 'DESIGNER SHOWCASE SERIES'! 
That Thing support many local and independent designers in their Stokes Croft home in Bristol and the Designer Showcase Series will be celebrating all things creative from their independent designer stockists featuring different designers at each event. 

The second installment of That Thing's 'DESIGNER SHOWCASE SERIES' - sees a FESTIVAL SPECIAL lock-in! This event celebrated everything Festival stylee creating pure sunshine vibes and kitting everyone out to be FESTIVAL READY!!  
VOL. 2  showcased a distinct handful of Bristol's best festival wear designers, including: 
BUTCHI&GOSMOS, DULCIE'S FEATHERS, PUCKOO COUTURE, NEAT FRONTAGE, FAWAHODIE, LADY GONZALES, LAQADAZE 

The Festival showcase was held at the That Thing shop on Stokes Croft Bristol, where you could pick up a drink, get your glitter make up did and hang out with Bristol's finest fashionistas, whilst DJs kept the party atmosphere going festival style. The windows had even been dressed to sparkle by the wonderfully talented ( and a No Debutante, kindred spirit, mother of three) window dresser and artist 'Miss 4ire'! A local artist with a passion for displaying stuff with attention grabbing, colourful, fun displays and cute psychedelic boho illustrations. Watch this space for more on Miss 4ire.

Happy Festival season everyone!! 

















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All photography by No Debutante except for the last collage courtesy of That Thing. 

If you are interested in collaborating with No Debutante or getting featured on the No Debutante blog please contact me / send me a message on any of the following social networking platforms all under the No Debutante name #nodebutante


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ND xx




Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Reduce, Reuse and Upcycle

Bristols upcycling queen Helen Brown from Kecks Clothing has collaborated with  Emmaus Bristol with an aim to bring reuse to the forefront of the charity sector, preventing landfilll waste, saving money and helping you revamp your stuff and your wardrobe! On Friday 15th July ( as part of a Bristol fashion doublewhammy alongside the That Thing Festival Showcase launch to follow this post shortly) No Debutante attended the launch party for the 'Upcycling Lounge' at Emmaus Bristol to find out more about the collaboration with Kecks Clothing.


Helen from Kecks Clothing, is one of Bristols top reuse specialists whom regularly holds workshops and talks inspiring and promoting upcycling and reuse, working closely with local charities and Bristol Textiles Recyclers to help promote  the benefits of reuse and to show you what you can do to help and get upcycling yourself! Kecks Clothing itself is a fashion and textiles brand upcycling preloved clothing with hand drawn designs and stencil prints. Kecks Clothing is available to buy at the Upcycling Lounge, Emmaus, Bristol. 



 I have fond memories of upcycling, stencil printing and customising preloved clothing as over ten years ago I had my own fashion and upcycling brand named Phlem ( I agree the name isn't great but it certainly got attention!) which sadly had to come to an end due to a lack of childcare & finances for the two beautiful children I had brought into the world with my business partner (and husband) Phil! It was a different time then and collab spaces were a very new thing that didn't yet exist in Bristol, I think as a small business we would have benefited from this greatly! I am very proud of Phlem and what we achieved.

Emmaus itself is a homelessness charity with a difference, not only raising money and awareness for the charity but also finding homes, jobs and support for many homeless people. Helping them get their lives back on track.









Check out the Upcycling Lounge at Emmaus Bristol on Upper York street, Stokes Croft, Bristol for clothing, workshops and Furniture in a relaxed and modern vintage atmosphere and find yourself a bargain. Find your local Emmaus store here and get involved!



If you are having a fashion event or a have a new collection you would like No Debutante to promote please get in touch! You do not have to be from Bristol or even the UK. Fashion newbies are very welcome!

All photography by No Debutante

If you are interested in collaborating with No Debutante or getting featured on the No Debutante blog please contact me / send me a message on any of the following social networking platforms all under the No Debutante name #nodebutante

Keep up with No Debutantes OOTD posts, collabs and current fashion obsessions posted daily on all of the following. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr,  Pinterest.
Thanks for checking in Fashionistas xx
ND xx

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