With the warm weather drawing to an end we want to make the most of our summer pieces while we can, so what better opportunity than this to put together some styles that we have absolutely loved wearing this season. Whatever the occasion this summer, there's a style for you. Show us your favourite Darccy summer styles on Twitter & Instagram @darccylondon.
DARCCY PRETTY IN PINK DRESS | DARCCY BEADED FLOWER EARRINGS | DARCCY FANCY GIRL PLAYSUIT | DARCCY LUCY LEMON MAXI DRESS | DARCCY BRADSHAW TULLE SKIRT | DARCCY BUTTERFLY NECKLACE
Braids are so in right now and we are absolutely loving them for an everyday casual look! So perfect for summer and the possibilities are endless, so whether you're looking for something cute to do with your hair or want something a little more edgy, braids are a summer bandwagon you want to be joining. Here are some of our personal favourites!
The cutest blogger in London Petite Side of Style has styled up our Tripple Tulle Skirt in the prettiest way possible. To view the full blog post click on the link below and show us how you styled your Tripple Tulle Skirt on Twitter & Instagram @darccylondon.
VIEW THE FULL BLOG POST HERE - http://bit.ly/1OaX8aI
SHOP OUR TULLE SKIRTS HERE - http://bit.ly/1d5x0RG
The beautiful Erica Davies of 'The Edited' has been styling our Soma London Strap Lace Maxi effortlessly in the current heat wave. Show us how you styled your Soma London Maxi on Twitter & Instagram @darccylondon.
SHOP THE STYLE HERE - http://bit.ly/1NBvK5B
Blogging babe Suzie of Hello October has styled our Yorkville Jacket to perfection for the casual breezy summer days. To view the full video click on the link below and show us how you styled your Yorkville Jacket on Twitter & Instagram @darccylondon.
WATCH THE FULL VIDEO HERE - http://bit.ly/1BRsP8i
SHOP THE STYLE HERE - http://bit.ly/1SFIyvb
We thought we would share with you guys some really gorgeous ASOS exclusives that have just landed on site. There are some really great pieces for this summer and if you are a fan of our signature style you will love the pieces below -
Shop the Darccy collection here - http://bit.ly/1LfAZJs & Soma London here - http://bit.ly/1K6Qq7n
At the minute we are addicted to pinterest, who's with us? It's where we get so much of our inspiration for instagram posts, photoshoots and so much more. If you're as obsessed as us make sure you're following us here @DarccyLondon. And do let us know of any great boards to follow down below in the comments.
With festival season fast approaching we will compiling some of our favourite festival looks over the next couple of weeks with the help of our super cute pieces. Below is our 'Vintage Maxi Dress' this is THE perfect boho dress for a festival. Show us how you style yours @darccylondon on Instagram & Twitter.
We are having a serious girl crush moment with Oh Joy! Her Instagram is filled with amazing, inspiring images that are always to the highest quality and get us inspired to create great content for you guys! Below Joy is wearing our 'Dreamy Long Dress' with her daughter to the left and in our Portobello store to the right. Tag us in your favourite instagram posts @darccylondon.
Youtube superstar Zoella has been dancing up a storm in our 'Twiggy Lace Shift Dress' at her latest photoshoot and we couldn't be more obsessed with this look. Zoella's beehive is the perfect hairstyle to complete this 60's look, show us how you would style your Darccy piece @darccylondon on Instagram & Twitter.
Blogging babe Amy of 'The Little Magpie' took our 'Holly Lace Dress' for a whirl last weekend and looks an absolute dream. Amy accessories with a pair of strappy platforms and an Orange side bag to add a pop of colour. Show us how you style your Darccy pieces and follow us @darccylondon on Instagram & Twitter.
Our Lace Crochet Shift Dresses have without a doubt been out best sellers over the past month so we have put together some styling ideas for anyone thinking of taking the plunge and buying one. Whatever your style there's something for everyone.
One of our favourite bloggers and stylists Isabella looks stunning in our 'Yorkville Jacket', styled with all white pieces the jacket looks chic and sleek. The 'Yorkville Jacket' is the perfect Spring/Summer light layering piece. This jacket is also extremely versatile and will go with so many outfits in your wardrobe.
Show us how you style your Darccy pieces @DarccyLondon on Instagram & Twitter.
Find Isabella @ASOS_Isabella
We are so pleased to announce that we are now stocked on ASOS. Our first Spring Summer collection has just dropped online, head over to www.asos.com where you can shop new and exclusive styles for Darccy & Soma London.
We have been lusting over blogger, Claire's, vintage and feminine style. The owner of 'Sitting Pretty at my Desk' recently put her own spin on the Sky playsuit. We absolutely love the addition of print to the outfit; the sleeveless maxi kimono gives it that festival-ready look that is a huge trend this summer.
The playsuit is such a versatile piece that can be worn for a formal occasion as Claire herself states "It's the perfect playsuit for a formal occasion, and looks just as good with a little cropped blazer as it does with my gorgeous new sleeveless kimono."
If anyone needs inspiration for how to work the summer brights this year 'Give Me More' is the place to look. Our Mustard Amuly Dress proved the perfect dress for blogger, Hollie, adding a bit of vintage to her array of bright ensembles. The bold colour is complimented by pearl detailing and a cinched waist which Hollie dressed up with some sparkly sandals and purple jewel earrings.
The owner of 'A Design Rookie', Natasha, recently posted the most incredible photographs of herself in our Uniform Gold dress. We couldn't resist doing a re-blog, the scenery really compliments the warm tones of the dress and we love how she has styled the outfit with a black bow in her hair.
Natasha's style has a very vintage, retro feel about it making her the perfect blogger to wear a dress from Darccy. She enhances the romantic elements of the daisy appliques and chiffon by shooting it in medieval church ruins in North Yorkshire. See A Design Rookie for more information on how she felt about the dress and get yourself down to Darccy while stocks last, we have a feeling this dress will be a bestseller!
The vintage style shift dress oozes elegance and paired with black leather as Tilly-Jayne has makes it the perfect outfit for a festival, concert or just for a casual night out with some friends
We're loving Dunya from 'Dearest Deer' at the minute. Her outfits are always bang on trend and her style is so graceful and sophisticated. A lot of people are afraid to wear all yellow in the fear that it won't suit them but this summer we've seen it everywhere and this pastel Cape Dress is a subtle enough shade to suit anyone.
Bloggers are loving this dress, it's such a flattering shape that gives a subtle nod to the 1940s giving it that vintage feel. It's simple enough to dress up or down and put your own individual twist on it. Here, Dunya pairs the dress with some plain white court shoes to keep the focus on the delicate draping and two tone features of the dress.
Renowned for her elegant style she keeps it simple with a plain black top and skort which also accentuates the beautiful lace detailing and buttons on this peplum jacket. As said by Arabella herself this outfit can be adapted to many different occasions as it could be worn in the office, during the day or at night (minus the sunglasses) proving the jacket is a worthwhile investment and staple piece for everyone girl's wardrobe.
Our current obsession is nothing less than cute, fresh summer nails in lovely nude or pastels shades. The best combination is with some metallic or glitter details, as it keeps it interesting. Our favourite colours of this season are Essie's Urban Jungle, Fiji and Fashion Playground as well as Nails Inc.'s Summer Collection. Which one is your favourite?
It can't only be us who wants to dress up in more colourful bright items as the summer is approaching? The weather is getting better and it is the perfect time to add a bit of colour to your wardrobe.
We have chosen our favorite yellow pieces. so that you can shine just as bright as the sun this season.
Whether we like it or not, whether we are bikini ready or not, Summer time is here ladies and we at Darccy are very excited. We can hope for the English weather to be good to us this year but some of you fabulous women may be hitting the beaches abroad and we have just the holiday style tips for you.
Keep it light. Stick to light floaty material. There is nothing worse than being very hot and sweaty while trying to stay looking fabulous.
Have fun with bright colours. During the winter we are usually very reserved with the colours we choose, mostly being dark colours. This summer have fun, let loose wear bright bold colours and even if the sun does let us down you will definitely have a smile on your face. ♡
Shop the look with Darccy.
Posted on June 12 2014
"Never ask a girl with winged eyeliner why she is late" tweeted Carrie_Br4dshaw . And it is true, oh so true! Because what is harder than to get two wings that look the same? First world problem, yes, but a problem nevertheless.
First of all - what kind of eyeliner to use? Liquid? Eye pen? Gel? Or maybe one of those liquid ones that are almost like markers?! We prefer liquid or gel liner, but it is completely subjective. Anyway, here are a few tricks to make the process easier.
We like to start on the middle of the lid, and to make the eyeliner a bit thicker at the end of the eye than in the inner corner. When it comes to creating the lid, we use two different methods depending on eye shape and what style is desired.
Method number 1:
Draw the wing out as if it is an extension of the line you've already drawn along your lashes. Close your eyes, and follow it. This should create a wing which tilts, how much depends on your eyes.
Method number 2:
Draw the wing as if it is an extension of your lower waterline, starting at the corner of your eye, which it looks as if Lana did on the picture above. This will create a sharper tilt, which will create a more dramatic look.
Hopefully this helps you! The key is simply to follow an already existing line, as your face already is somewhat symmetrical. Good luck! x
Vintage style is one of the most sot after styles around.
Some people may confuse vintage style clothing with 'old' clothes, that is simply not the case. 'Old' 'second hand' clothes are considered vintage however not all 'old' clothes are vintage. Vintage clothing is generally clothing that was produced in a previous era such as 1920,s however vintage inspired clothing is clothing that imitates the style of a previous era.
Darccy is here to give you vintage inspired clothing to help you add that bit of vintage to your look whether you want to revamp your whole wardrobe or simply add a few statement pieces, Darccy has it all. ♡
Shop the styles at Darccy ♡
Since Sex and The City braced our screens in 1998 Sarah Jessica Parker was quick to become a style icon among us women. Her glamorous fun and flirty style was a dream to watch. She was always dressed so elegant and right on trend. We here at Darccy are a major fan of this fabulous woman's style.
You can now shop the look with Darccy and steal Sarah Jessica Parker's style.
Brows give your face so much character, but it can be a bit tricky to get them right. Someone who has really nailed the art of good brows is the supermodel Cara Delevigne, and we at Darccy are help you get there as well.
To begin with, use a pencil to give your brows the shape you wish them to have. Also, fill them in slightly if there are any areas where your brows grow a bit more sparse. At Darccy our favourite pencil is Make Up Store's Brow Pencil, which comes in three different colours.
Then we fill the entire brow in with a shadow. We like both Benefit's Brow Zings and the Body Shop's Brow & Liner Kit. Both contains two different shades and comes in three different versions, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding a colour that suits you. We prefer applying the shadow with an angled brushed, for exampled number 110 from Make Up Store.
And it is as easy as that! If you have a pair of untameable brows, it can be essential to use some wax as well. Good luck with your new, better brows!
At Darccy we are currently obsessing over the quirkiest tea set around (which would be the Alice in Wonderland one from Whittard of Chelsea of course!) and we can't help but to want to dress up in our favourite playsuit of the season - the cute Soma London Sky Playsuit in baby blue - and hold a proper Mad Hatter tea party. Matched with frilly socks and canvas sneakers (or why not a pair of trainers if you prefer that look), as well as the Soma London Rabbit Cardigan (what could be more appropriate?) to keep warm when the sun begins to set, this picnic outfit will stay cute throughout the day.
Wedding season is approaching fast and as usual women are left wondering ‘What to wear?’. Don’t fret ladies Darccy is on hand to help you find the perfect wedding attire. Darccy is all about vintage, flirty and romantic styles, perfect for that all important day. We love our shadow lace dress, this fun and flirty dress will have you dancing the night away. An elegant black and white maxi dress with a twist is perfect for that autumn winter wedding. A fabulous cardigan is the perfect alternative to a dress. Paired with a fitted pants and killer heels you will be sure to turn heads.
Darccy is your one-stop-shop when it comes to weddings that includes dressing your bridesmaids. A bride has enough to worry about when it comes to her wedding day. Darccy wants to make her life that much easier. A gorgeous pleated dress with detailed collar is ideal for a spring/ summer wedding. Alternatively a goddess style dress will have your bridesmaids feeling picture perfect or a soft pink chiffon dress with keyhole detail and pearl collar is perfect for your bridesmaids. The loose chiffon will give your bridesmaids the freedom to run around after the bride, while still looking fabulous.
Shop the looks at Darccy!
Michelle Williams isn't only an amazing actress (let me remind you about My Week With Marilyn), but she also got the most flawless skin. That perfectly glowing and fresh complexion can seem impossible to achieve if you weren't born with it, but there are a few shortcuts that can get you pretty far. Here are the products (and techniques!) that will take you almost all the way.
To begin with, never ever go to bed with your makeup still on! Wash your face daily and moisturize, as well a try to drink loads of water and eat your five a days (yes, I'm talking about them veggies). With that in mind, let's continue to the fun bit of this post.
Before you apply any makeup, make sure that your skin is clean and moisturized. After that, begin with applying a primer. We at Darccy like the "That Gal" brightening face primer from Benefit, as it gives your face a little glow without becoming shiny. Always let your skin rest a good five minutes between your facial cream and your primer, to ensure that it has been absorbed before you start your makeup routine. To get some cover we use Kiehl's Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream (SPF 50). It protects your face as well as it treats it during the day without becoming heavy. To get some definition, sculpt your face with Make Up Forever's Sculpting Kit. Apply some shadow beneath your jawbone, cheekbones and in your temples as well as along your hairline. Also, to make your nose look slightly slimmer and straighter, you can apply some shadow along the sides of and underneath your nose. Take some of the highlight and apply on the middle of your forehead and along the nose as well as on your cheekbones and your chin. To finish this look of, sweep some blush on your cheeks to get a rosy glow and add some shimmering highlighter on the top of your cheekbones and underneath your brows - we prefer I.D. Bare Minerals Cream Blush in "Aubergine" and Benefit's Highlighter "Girl Meets Pearl". And it's as easy as that! Then continue with the rest of your makeup routine as usual.
As summer is approaching we at Darccy are looking to the flawless Lana del Rey for inspiration. Layers of lace and crochet, heavy lashes and that thick, long hair that we all envy (she must wash it with unicorn tears, right?) creates nothing but one of the most essential looks of this season. The foundation of this style is cute dresses, but to keep it contemporary and urban we would match it with dark nails and a bit too much eyeliner. And layers of thin, golden jewellery of course! Our favourite dresses for this Lana-look would be the Soma London Barley Dress, the Soma London Sweet Gold Dress and the Soma London Uniform Gold Dress.
Posted on May 16 2014
Elle UK just posted these pictures on Poppy Delevigne's wedding dress, and we at the HO are stunned! Doesn't Poppy look amazing in this cute Chanel Couture creation? Poppy definitely proves that less is more! Here are our suggestions on how to re-create this lovely look.
The dresses are all from Soma London, from left to right: Ellen Gold Long Dress, Sweet Gold Dress and On and On Dress. These styles makes the look fresh and cute, perfect for any sort of event. Keep the makeup simple as well, work with earthy colours to get a fresh glow that matches your summer tan and layer up that mascara to get heavy lashes that frame your eyes. A peachy or rose tinted lip balm to go with that and you are ready for anything!
It is that time of year again as Cannes Film Festival 2014 open its doors to Hollywood's elite and there is no shortage of fabulous glamour. It is the 65th anniversary of this extraordinary event and as they roll out the red carpet once again it surely is the place to be.
We for one are very excited to watch as these amazing women strut their stuff.
Kendall Jenner has hit the fashion world with a bang. She stepped out on her own at Fashion Week where she walked for many amazing designers. She has amazed the fashionistas once again as she hit the red carpet in a beautiful black and white Chanel gown.
It would appear Blake Lively never has a 'bad day' as she attends the opening ceremony fashioning a very glamorous and elegant Gucci gown.
Emma Watson is very much a style icon as she arrived on the red carpet she denoted a monochrome Chanel Dress. The edgy black sparkly bodice and beautiful white fitted bottom remains true to her style.
Zoe Saldana attended the opening ceremony in a fabulous white flowing Victoria Beckham gown. It may be a classic look but it is still very much a beautifully elegant gown.
Ziyi Zhang glides onto the red carpet in a glamorous Stephane Rolland Haute Couture dress. Ziyi rocks this edgy black and white gown and we do love it.
Eva Longoria is a woman who never disappoints as she graces the red carpet in this dramatic Marchesa gown. She oozes luxury and glamour.
What A Darccy girl would wear to Cannes ♡
As filming for the new 'Doctor Who' series kicks off so does our growing obsession with Jenna Coleman's style. Staying on trend Jenna rocks a classic cream blouse but adds an edge to the outfit with a tartan skort and boots, ourselves and the Radio Times Online think that our 'Flower Embroidered Blouse' would work perfectly for this style.
"This look is simple, and with these key pieces, very easy to put together. I really love this blouse from Soma London. It looks so delicate and feminine which works really well with the bolder style coming from the skort, boots and necklace." - Radio Times Online
Spring is all about layering and this is one of our favourite combinations for a breezy day. Our Hanna Lace Dress and Marine Lace Cardigan in Mint, paired with nude court heels and a pink berry lipstick. This is the perfect effortlessly cute look for day or night.
Last week Darccy attended the Bloggers Love Tea Party and showcased our first collection ahead of our launch. The response we received was so amazing and we had the best time meeting so many new bloggers and shouting about our new collection. We can't wait for you all to see Darccy on the pages of many bloggers soon and to be able to shop the collection for yourselves. We also showed Soma London which is a gorgeous brand that we will also be stocking on Darccy so do keep your eyes peeled for they're beautiful pieces too.
A mass of spring pastels dominated collection after collection on the runway this season, from baby blue hues to mint green and Lilac this spring will have every colour for you.
Below: Soma London - Sky Playsuit & Soma London - Cape Dress.
BOXY CROPPED JACKETS
The cropped trend continues to be a staple in our wardrobe for spring, but this time it comes in the form of the classic boxy jacket. The form flattering jacket will carry you through those breezy spring days in style.
Below Left: Soma London - Spring Snow Ball Jacket & Right: Soma London - Austry Cardigan
THE 'TEA' LENGTH
No we can't be satisfied with the midi and the maxi we now have the tea-length which is between both lengths. Guaranteed to be a firm favourite in everyone's spring wardrobe with the modern ladylike hem.
Below from Left to Right: Soma London - Dreamy Long Dress, Soma London - Ellen Gold Long Dress, Water Drop Long Dress & Soma London - 3 Layer Long Dress.