Dahlia dreaming...

Sunday, 25 November 2012

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Whimsical, young, playful and fun are just four of the words that spring to mind when speaking of Dahlia- along with the promise of ladylike shapes, subtle sequins, and of course a fantastic peter pan collar thrown in for good measure. Additionally, the collections never dissapoint, so when I was invited to their Christmas bloggers party at their Carnaby Street store last week, I was nothing short of blown away and felt like I'd been transported to my dream dressing room. Additionally, whilst there, I managed to have a quick chat with the lovely Tracey- the brains behind the brand, to find out a little more about the beautiful winter collection and how every girls favourite brand started...

For those that haven’t shopped at Dahlia before could you tell us a little more about the brand and yourself…
Dahlia started over ten years ago now, in 2000, at Portobello market. I started doing it myself first, and then I was joined by my sister Leigh- those were the good days! It certainly wasn't so stressful, and we had a really fun collection and we were partly doing it for fun! We did get noticed by Topshop and ASOS so then we had to get our business heads on and start taking things seriously!
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What was the new collection inspired by, is there anything in particular you took inspiration from?
Relaxed luxury really- we didn’t take inspiration from any particular source but we wanted it to be really kind of glittery and shiny and dressed up but at the same time it’s got a really luxe feel to it, without being overly dressed. Wearable, completely. Sequins for the daytime!
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So, what’s your favourite piece from the new collection?
My favourite piece is a little skater skirt made fully of sequins- a burnished browny bronze colour and its really swirly but it also has the relaxed look about it which means it’s not too dressed up.
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We’re going to be seeing some Western influences at Dahlia. There’s going to be fringing, diamantes, gold trimming and lots and lots of sheer fabrics. It’s a little bit different from what we normally do- there won’t be as many prints but just lots more solid colours.

Perfect for festival season!
Yeah perfect! Again, it’s got more of a relaxed feel and not as tailored and fitted!

Sounds like a dream!

Thank you Dahlia for the perfect afternoon, lots of beautiful dresses (and blouses) and some fantastic company!
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x

40 comments:

  1. Everything looks so lovely! I might just have to go over to their website and take a look, I've seen so many people raving about them. xxx

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  2. yay it sounds like lots fun <3<3<3<3 i love dahlia!

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  3. It all looks so lovely! The clothes are beautiful xx

    Peaches and Pugs

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  4. I adore Dahlia, a very you designer. Every dress they make is divine xx

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  5. Gorgeous photos, love the details on the tops!

    <3 Rubiiee

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  6. stunning post olivia!! I love dahlia! if those hats with the peaks and giant pom poms are dahlia then I def need at least one! :) x

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  7. dream dressing room, for sure :) I feel in love with this stor when I wisit London for the first time, it's nothing less than perfect <3

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  8. This looked so cute.. Love dahlia clothing. Its my go to for a peter pan collar.

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  9. Looks lovely. Not heard of the brand before so will be fun checking it out.
    Those cakes look so yummy.

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  10. Oooh I want a studded biscuit! Love Dahlia clothes xo

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  11. Love this brand, so girly but still grown up love your photos! Random fact, I worked at Topshop with Concessions including them and when I had Corben Tracey's other half was my paramedic that got us to the hospital! Small world haha xx

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  12. dahlia are the most perfect brand. girly, cutesy and utterly feminine. i need to visit their store! xxx

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  13. I really love this post! Dahlia's stuff is gorgeous and it's great to hear more about it from Tracey! :)
    Catherine x
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  14. gorgeous!

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  15. Love love love Dahlia. The Christmas collection looks beautiful!
    x

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  16. Those photos are lovely, and I really like how you can tell how high quality the garments are. So feminine too and the range sticks to that throughout :) ox

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  17. How I wish I could own a piece from dahlia, the event looked so lovely!
    xx

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  18. How beautiful are these pieces!! Definitely need to have a look at Dahlia now! xo

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  19. I really love Dahlia and am so amazed by the photos you took and the interview you shared with us :)
    xx

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  20. I love their take on the embellished collars that are out atm i feel as though these are sparkly but classy, as there is always a danger that it goes tacky with sequins and gems. Emmy x

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  21. Beautiful! Pics are great, I do love an interview!
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  22. This event looked amazing!

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  23. Their clothes look so gorgeous & the detail is impeccable! Definitely gonna have to visit the website :-) Lovely post! xo

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  24. Beautiful photos. Look at all the clothes, amazing!
    X

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  25. Oh my, I love all the sparkles! All those embellished collars I spy are divine! x x

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  26. What a gorgeous collection!

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  27. I love Dahlia the clothes are gorgeous would love to get my hands on one of the blouses

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  28. I'm in love with everything. Could I just buy everything, haha!?! <3 xo

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  29. This looks like such a fabulous event and I spy so many stylish pieces in the photos you took at the event lovely!

    Eda x

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  30. What gorgeous clothes! Dahlia sounds like a fab brand! xo

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  31. Amazing, i always make sure I stop by Dahlia when I'm around Carnaby St and always swoon over their pretty tea dresses!

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  32. Always love their clothes!
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  33. Love dahlia their clothes are always so vintage esque
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    S xx

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  34. All the sparkles and sequins make me excited for Christmas. Your photos of the event are brilliant and so lovely you got to interview her. Always liking the clothes from Dahlia x

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  35. oo I love this collection, everything about it!

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    xoxo

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