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  • Sunday October 28 2012

    Holiday chic

    We spotted this picture and instantly fell in love with this lady's holiday chic look, stunning stripes (tick!), great sunglasses (tick!), knit jumper nonchalantly tied around neck (tick!), gorgeous lip colour (tick!). This is the sort of classic, holiday beach wear style we love, timeless and so elegant.

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  • Friday May 11 2012

    VINTAGE SWIMWEAR

    So we are now starting to think about beautiful, classic swimwear pieces to work with our luxury silk kaftans, cover-ups, cotton pareos and beachwear line. We love taking inspiration from vintage pictures like this one.

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  • Tuesday October 18 2011

    Celia Birtwell by Dominic Lutyens

    Celia Birtwell has been designing glorious iconic prints since the 60's; she is someone whose work we find endless inspiring so when we heard about this new book celebrating her work by leading style journalist Dominic Lutyens we got rather excited! The book (published by Quadrille) is beautifully and lovingly put together, it includes stunning illustrations and pictures covering Celia's life in design, her prints, relationship and fashion collaborations with Ossie Clarke, friendship with David Hockney and lots of intimate photographs from her fascinating life and travels. For anyone interested in great style this book is a must. Pictures from the top, David Hockney and Celia Birtwell at his flat in Powis Terrace, Notting Hill, 1969, photographed by Hockney's former boyfriend Peter Schlesinger, Model Gala Mitchell photographed by Celia in Linden Gardens in a 40's inspired, halter-neck, chiffon frock, Gala Mitchel in 1969 shot again by Celia in a dress combining her prints Golden Slumbers and Michaelmas Daisy. Gala was posing in the Kingston Garden of Sheila Oldham, former wife of Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones manager. Back in July 2010 we also blogged about the book 70's Style & Design, written by Dominic Lutyens and Kirsty Hislop.

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  • Wednesday October 05 2011

    SANDGATE BEACH KENT

    The beautiful English coast Sandgate beach in Kent also a good spot for sea fishing, this picture was taken last week during the mini heat wave. The British coast and countryside is an endless source of design inspiration for Tallulah & Hope. Our kaftan signature prints Starlings and Sandgrouse and colour palette for our first collections (navy, sea blue, teal, pink) was very inspired by the British countryside.

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  • Wednesday July 07 2010

    WHY T&H LOVE THE SEVS

    Cecile wearing classic long kaftan and suede scarf belt with Ascher scarf

    Cecile wearing Classic Long kaftan in Starlings navy/pink with suede Scarf Belt tied with Ascher scarf

    Havi wearing artist print pareo by Tallulah & Hope

    Havi wearing Tazelaar artist print pareo as beach dress

    1970's  Vogues, inspiration for campaign shoot

    Inspiration for our campaign images vintage copies of Vogue

    "Our intention was to distill the relaxed glamour of the seventies and create a sleek, grown-up capsule collection of real elegance - a stylish solution that contemporary beachwear was much in need of." Tallulah & Hope

    Why the 70's? Every summer T&H dust off their ankle tie wedge espadrilles, faded jeans and a selection of gently embellished soft cotton shirts; the navy culottes come out, vintage sunglasses, leather sandals, the urge to smoke too many roll-ups and of course a kaftan or two! Summer style for us is all about an effortless dressing and wearable-chic that so embodies this decade and the kaftan epitomises this mood in one beautiful, comfortable, hard-working garment. Hilary Alexander writes, "The kaftan is a shape that fits all. You can wear it as a mini and not feel naked, you can wear it with jeans, or you can wear it long - and it's so easy to accessorise. It's also one of the only items of clothing that is not age related".
    We have taken the best elements of this summer classic, refined, simplified and modernised this fabulous garment and hopefully placed it firmly back in the summer wardrobe of contemporary, beautifully dressed women.

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  • Wednesday July 07 2010

    70's STYLE - VINTAGE ASCHER SCARVES

    Lida and Zika Ascher were the leading international innovators, producers and fabric designers of the post war years. Hardy Amies, Balenciaga, Capucci, Pierre Cardin, Dior, Givenchy, Lanvin-Castillo, Yves Saint Laurent and Mary Quant were amongst the many fashion brands that were supplied with Ascher printed and woven textiles.
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  • Tuesday July 06 2010

    70's STYLE AND DESIGN

    Dominic Lutyens and Kirtsy Hislops book, '70's Style and Design' is a fabulously illustrated celebration of the creativity, daring and eclecticism of the decade’s design.
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  • Tuesday July 06 2010

    70's PHOTOGRAPHY BY SLIM AARONS

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    Slim Aarons is a brilliant photographer but the real excitment for Tallulah & Hope was never his prowess behind the lense (although clearly deeply talented) is was his choice of subject matter. His master stroke was devoting a lifetime to taking pictures of the rich and famous on holiday...genius! Exquisite locations, beautiful people, yachts, villas, sunshine, glamour (tons of it) and endless uninhibited fun. T & H jumped at the opportunity of having two of his photographs enlarged and printed onto enormous backdrops for our campaign story. It was the perfect way to create the right mood and setting for our luxury kaftans.

    'Poolside Gossip' and 'Desert House Party' were both shot in 1970 at a desert house in Palm Springs designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar Kaufman. This incredible piece of contemporary architecture is widely regarded as a design classic. "His work is at once just so beautiful, and lush, and glamorous, and real, and even folksy " writes David Patrick Columbia (for NewYorkSocialDiary.com 2006). Honestly, just spend 5 minutes looking at his photos... its nearly as good as a weeks holiday!

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  • Thursday December 10 2009

    COLLECTION INSPIRATION

    In any creative process there are pivotal moments that enlighten, thrill and inspire. Standing on the prom at Colwyn bay watching the starlings swoop and swarm over the crumbling pier, T&H fully realised their challenge. To create a luxury beachwear collection that looks and feels as beautiful as what they could see happening before them. Those masterful birds swayed and pulsed...at times solid then dissolving like exhaled smoke. We couldn’t tear ourselves away. The sea turned from teal to a marine black. The wet sand glistened as the tide slowly retreated, studded with the shadows of foraging coastal birds.
    Thanks, we thought. You have been most helpful!

    Starlings over Colwyn Bay Pier

    The beautiful British coast and countryside continued to inspire our exclusive Starling and Sandgrouse prints and unique colourways. Two blissful weeks at Devon’s house under Vixen Tor sharing the garden with wild rabbits and a fearless minx; frolicking in the rapid streams that crash around moss covered rocks. The paradoxical delights of dungeoness and the awesome skies at camber sands have all been unforgettable experiences that have shaped and coloured our kaftans, ponchos and pareos.

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