Friday Fashion Fix – October 2011

DP London launch limited edition candle range with Pearl Lowe.London-based organic beauty and lifestyle brand DP London have just launched a very special, limited edition collaboration with Pearl Lowe. Let me tell you, the candle smells phenomenal. I headed over to the simply divine Schiaparelli suite in The Mayfair Hotel for the launch and as soon as I stepped out of the lift, the beautiful scent immediately made me forgot the day’s stresses and I just began to relax. DP London are a dedicated green and organic company, the candles are made from 100% natural, sustainable beeswax and contain no palm oil which contributes to the deforestation in Indonesia, Malaysia and South America. 

David Gandy stars in Breil’s new commercial. 

The new Breil advert features the delicious David Gandy as the victim of seductress Kasia Smutniak. Featuring the new Escape timepiece, the commercial focuses on movements in time. 

Acne launches collaboration with Daniel Silver.Acne’s capsule collection with London-based artist Daniel Silver is something special. With painted leather, tribal prints and raw fabrics, the pieces are heavily inspired by Daniel’s strong affinity with Africa. The collection is available exclusively at Dover St Market.

Won Hundred collaborates with Cooperative Designs.Next season also sees a collaboration between revered knitwear designers Cooperative Designs and Copenhagen-based fashion collective Won Hundred. The bright, bold collection showcases the contrast between stark, stony denim and vivid signature colours of Cooperative Designs. 

Debenhams launches nude hosiery. 

Regular readers will know that I’m a big hosiery fan, I love a good pair of tights. Black opaques and lace tights are all well and good but I also love printed tights, coloured opaques, coloured sheer tights, heart-print, leopard-print, the list goes on. The one type of tights I haven’t embraced are nudes. I never seem to find the right shade, they always make my legs look too chalky…not exactly the invisible nude look I’m after. So I’m very intrigued to try out Debenhams new range of ‘invisible’ nude tights which are available in a range of skin tones for just £3.50! Shades include olive, bronze, coffee, beige and honey, building on the success of the nude bras they released in varying skin tones earlier this year. The images below look very promising, I can’t wait to try these tights out. 

Traditional nude hosiery
Debenhams nude hosiery

Ralph Lauren private sale invitation. 

Shushhhh, keep this one under your hats ladies and gents. Ralph Lauren are holding a private sale in Covent Garden from 28-29th October 2011 with huge reductions of up to 60%! Simply print off the below invite for entry, you won’t be allowed in without the invite so don’t forget. See you there, elbows at the ready!

New website Fast Fashion has launched. 
New website Fast Fashion has recently launched which brings the hottest young brands including Reverse, Jarlo, Miss Patina, Public Beware, We Walk, Marc B, Nana, Lovestruck, Influence, Hannah Makes Things and Timi making it a truly one-stop shop for your fast fashion needs!

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. StyleFrost
    October 16, 2011 / 3:49 pm

    I love the look of those candles! I'm obsessed with pretty candles, that also smell lovely of course! x

  2. Tinuke B
    October 16, 2011 / 8:24 pm

    Yay I love that Debenhams is launching nude tights that wont make me look anaemic!Also, thanks for the heads up on the Ralph Lauren Sale! Being a mum means I tend only to buy things when they are on sale, that way it's easier to justify with my conscious later on!

  3. Sam
    October 17, 2011 / 10:10 am

    Thanks for the updates, I wish we had access to these brands in SA.

  4. Anonymous
    October 17, 2011 / 1:20 pm

    I'm so pleased I read this post – the collab between David Silver and ACNE is hugely exciting! Dover St Market is something I really miss about London…

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