The next trailblazing woman who inspired the Haute Bohemians collection is creative icon Helena Bonham Carter.
She embodies the bohemian spirit through her illustrious and varied acting career, her changeability, and her unconventional style. Many of you may remember her wearing mismatched shoes on the red carpet! I admire her ability to transform into any role, and her readiness to try different characters and genres. I especially loved her as Bellatrix Lestrange for the Harry Potter films and then most recently the complete transformation into Princess Margaret for season 3 of The Crown. Helena also created her own fashion line “The Pantaloonies,” which was inspired by Victorian fashion combined with her own eclectic add ons to create a scrapbook effect, which embodies the bohemian fashion trend of creating new things by combining what you can find from the past with new ideas.
Helena inspires me as she has always been determined to be herself, never let herself be confined or restricted by others’ opinions or expectations, and never fails to experiment with her style and creativity. - A x
The cooler season is well and truly upon us and we have new artworks in-store to celebrate Seven & Five, the A/W season. This is talented Claire Redford's second season as our Resident Artist and we couldn't be more excited to welcome her beautiful new works in-store. I sat down with her to chat Seven & Five, her new works and what is inspiring her most right now.
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There are three body measurement points that you need to know to ensure a great fit – bust, waist, and hips.
When taking your body measurements, wear the undergarments you normally wear for the most accurate results. Use a flexible tape measure, or a piece of string and ruler, and hold it around each body point so it is comfortably snug. If the tape is cutting into your flesh, it is too tight.
To ensure an accurate measurement around your body, keep the measuring tape as level as possible from front to back. We recommend measuring yourself in front of a mirror so you can check this from a side view. If you can, get a friend to help you to ensure the most accurate measurements.
Bust: Wrap the measuring tape around your back and where the tape meets across the fullest point of your bust is your bust measurement.
Waist: Wrap the measuring tape around your natural waist, the slimmest part of your torso, pulling the ends to the front. Where they meet is your waist measurement.
Hips: Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your bottom – this is usually low down towards your thighs. As with your bust and waist measurements, where the tape meets is your hip measurement.
Length: To measure the length of individual garments against your body it is best to measure down the centre of your back. To do this, start the measuring tape at either the base of your neck for dresses and tops, or at your waist for skirts. Measure down your body to the measurement listed in the garment description. This will show you where the garment comes to on you. When you are measuring for length, remember to make sure you are standing completely upright – it is best to have someone help you with this. Alternatively, compare the measurement with the length of a garment you already have.
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