Monthly Archives: December 2018

  1. 2018: The Year in Fashion

    2018: The Year in Fashion

    2018 gave us its fair share of big fashion moments. Who could forget Pope Rihanna at the Met Gala, Queen Elizabeth sitting FROW beside Anna Wintour (and looking fabulous) at her first ever London Fashion Week or Meghan and Priyanka's multiple rounds of wedding finery? Here's to you, fashion world of 2018. This is your year.

    January

    Kim Jones farewelled Louis Vuitton as Menswear's Creative Director, with his final show for the brand. Will Virgil Abloh fill his shoes? The early signs are good, but only time will tell.

    February

    For the first time ever, Queen Elizabeth II attended London Fashion Week, enjoying British designer Richard Quinn's show from the front row. The Queen of England sitting beside the queen of fashion, Anna Wintour, was definitely one of the most memorable fashion images of 2018.

  2. Best Bridal Moments Of 2018

    Best Bridal Moments Of 2018

    Everyone loves a celebrity wedding!

    And the best part, the part that people look forward to most really, is the wedding dress. With access to the best of designers, the lushest of fabrics and the healthiest of budgets, celebrity brides, already generally blessed in the genetics department, are usually pretty gorgeous.

    We've seen a number of high profile women tie the knot this year, some in more of a backyard'n'chill mode, and some in ceremonies infused with pomp and steep tradition. So which of these famous brides broke the internet best in 2018, in our bridal-fabric-obsessed opinion? Read on.

    We can't really go past Meghan Markle for big bridal moments of the year! Stunning and regal in a custom Claire Waight Keller (of Givenchy) gown, the Duchess of Sussex began her new life as a princess in style. The 'pure white' fabric was an exclusively sourced double-bonded silk cady (a type of woven, thick silk used in couture design) and she wore her hair in a simple

  3. The Best Dressed Women Of 2018

    The Best Dressed Women Of 2018

    It's been a stylish year in celebrity fashion land, and as we farewell 2018 with our final best dressed list of the year, we present you with the best dressed women of the entire year.

    Who was the best dressed woman of 2018?

    Nicole Kidman is an enduring style icon and never more so than when she rocked up to an Omega watch launch in this bold Ermanno Scervin dress.

  4. Neon For New Years

    Neon For New Years

    Did everyone see Kendall Jenner's drop dead gorge, off the shoulder, neon dress, on instagram this week? New Year party inspo or what?

    So, Christmas is over, the reindeer prints are back in the cupboard and you need something spectacular to ring in 2019 in style. One word: NEON.

    Kendall wore her light-up green Christian Siriano to the annual Kardashian/Jenner Christmas Eve bash and despite heavy competition from a very glam guest-list (that included J-Lo and Chrissy Tiegen), totally stole the show. Dark haired beauties, if you want to be a knockout at this year's New Years festivities, try going fluorescent

  5. Best Dressed Women Of The Week 21.12.2018

    Best Dressed Women Of The Week 21.12.2018

    Best dressed women of the week.
    Who are this week's best dressed women?

    Thandie Newton looking bright, cheery and cute as hell in Louis Vuitton.

    Forget double denim, this is all over denim and Pixie Geldof is rocking it.

  6. Stocking Fillers: Ties, Buttons and Trimmings

    Stocking Fillers: Ties, Buttons and Trimmings

    It's great when someone puts proper time and thought into your Christmas pressies. Some great small gift ideas here at Joel & Son Fabrics, perfect stocking fillers that show you care.

    A luxurious, designer tie is appreciated by any stylish gentleman. We have a variety of tie panels in elegant prints and colours from renowned French couture house, Lanvin, so instead of just buying a tie, how about making up a beautiful silk Lanvin one on your own and surprising him.

  7. Best Dressed Women Of The Week 14.12.2018

    Best Dressed Women Of The Week 14.12.2018

    Best dressed women of the week.
    Who are this week's best dressed women?

    Our new Mary Poppins, Emily Blunt, draped in rich, royal blue silk by Schiaparelli, for the London premiere of Mary Poppins Returns.

    Margot Robbie is beautiful in flowy, feminine Rodarte at the Mary, Queen of Scots premiere.

  8. All The Best Looks At The British Fashion Awards, 2018

    All The Best Looks At The British Fashion Awards, 2018

    We're blinded.

    Firstly, by the star power at Royal Albert Hall last night. What a roll call. And secondly, by the intense serving of all-out glitz and glam dished up there. British Fashion Awards, and the fashion darlings of the world, you haven't failed us.

    So many incredible looks, so little time...

    Of course, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (and guest of honour) looked stunning as she cradled her baby bump in an elegant black Givenchy gown.

  9. Get Gwyneth's Wedding Dress Style

    Get Gwyneth's Wedding Dress Style

    Gwyneth Paltrow got married again a few weeks ago. Have you seen the pics? No dress disappointment here. Her gorgeous lace dress, created for her by Pierpaolo Piccioli (Creative Director at Valentino) is so romantic and feminine and oozes with the elegant style we expect from this bride. (Oh, you look great too, Brad Falchuk). We love the mix of sheer, delicate lace amongst bold floral applique. True, we don't all have Maison de Valentino on speed dial to whip up our own wedding dresses, but we've got some very similar corded lace fabrics here that would be perfect for replicating hers. We're feeling very dress-inspired right now!

  10. The History of Valentino - The 'Emperor Of Fashion'

    The History of Valentino - The 'Emperor Of Fashion'

    'I think that a woman dressed in red is always magnificent.' - Valentino

    Ever seen anyone looking awful wearing Valentino? Nope, us neither.
    Valentino recognized the power of sartorial red so distinctively that he created his own 'Valentino red' hue back in the 50s when he presented his very first collection. The 'red dress' became a Valentino signature and the fashion house never designs a line without one. So, you know how Yves Saint Laurent has le smoking jacket, and Chanel has its tweeds? Well, Valentino has the red dress.
    The legendary fashion designer fell in love with the colour as a student, when he attended an opera in Barcelona.
    'Enthralled, I saw a woman with grey hair in one of the boxes, very beautiful, dressed in red velvet. Among all the colours worn by the other women, she looked unique, isolated in her splendor.'