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Joel & Son Fabrics is all in favour of keeping the fur faux. Here are five things things you should know about this glam alternative to the real thing. (1) Wearing faux fur instead of real fur keeps your conscience clean. Animals suffering in the name of fashion isn’t ok and we’re so happy to see so many designers getting rid of genuine fur from their collections. There’s nothing fashionable about animal cruelty and these imitations look so good anyway. All we want to do it stroke these. Keep it faux!
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Fall/Winter 2018-2019
In case you've missed the pumpkin frenzy at the supermarkets, it's Halloween this week, people! But though us Brits are slowly catching on (it's only taken us a century or so), no-one can do it like the Americans can do it, right? Loving the celebs who rocked up to the Casamigos bashes in LA and Vegas this weekend and inspired some serious costume envy, as usual! George Clooney and Rande Gerber's tequila brand throws the parties to end all parties on Halloween - anyone know how to get us in next year? Joel & Son Fabrics has everything we need to create the perfect costume - we've got the fabrics, we've got the dressmakers on hand - all we need is an invite! Check out these AMAZING efforts from the Casamigos soirees and see if you can guess who they're dressed up as without looking at the captions. And then decide if they're as good, or better, than our Hall of Famers from Halloweens past, down below. It's a pretty close race...
Best Dressed Women of the Week.
This week's best dressed women.
Looking as super as any model ever could - Omega brand ambassador, Cindy Crawford, paints the town red at their Constellation watch launch in Shanghai. We've seen her in similar dresses before, but hey, if it ain't broke...
Joel and Son Fabrics really enjoys it when our fantastic customers show us what they've created with our fabrics. We send our materials off as a simple cut of fabric and seeing them transformed into fab jackets, evening gowns, suiting, wedding dresses etc, never gets old! The extremely talented Anne, from Elizabeth Anne Design, popped into the store to show us some of the beautiful pieces she's been whipping up with our gorgeous bouclé and cloqué. How gorgeous is this emerald green peplum style set? Anne has used a cloqué fabric for the top (see one very similar below) and a silk duchess satin for the skirt.
Embarking on your wedding dress journey can be a little overwhelming to begin with. There are so many options and it's easy to be confused about what all the options actually mean. What is a bespoke wedding dress and how does it differ from a custom wedding dress? Where does the difference lie between a made to measure bridal gown and a made to order one? If you're unsure what all of the different terms really mean and would welcome a bit of simple decoding, scroll through the explanations below. You'll be an expert in no time!
Bespoke A bespoke wedding dress is a dress that has been created especially for you, from start to finish. This means that the design has been drafted from scratch, according to your specific requirements, cut and sewn according to your particular measurements, and detailed and embellished exactly how you would like it. Having a bespoke wedding dress
Tulle and organza are classic bridal fabrics, chosen by brides for their feminine, ethereal quality and delicate, romantic appeal. Whilst the two fabrics are often used somewhat similarly in bridal fashion, they actually have different benefits and applications, and each manages to be used more effectively for different things. Read on to learn what each fabric is best used for.
‘Rockers are the nicest people to photograph. They have no inhibitions.’ - David Bailey David Bailey, CBE, is an iconic British portrait photographer, whose creative lens and striking imagery successfully revolutionised the world of fashion photography.