Friday, 14 December 2012


Take a first look at our debut foray into vintage reworking! If you love leather like we do then you'll LOVE this! Let's be honest it was only going to be a matter of time before we started cutting up bits of leather, denims and fur (the faux kind) to create our very own reworked capsule collection! We're all for individuality here and you don't get more individual than this! From bejeweled Levi 501 cut offs (my personal fave!) to two-tier leather pephem skirts in military khaki and sultry velvet (another fave!!) it's enough to put a pep in your step!...sorry couldn't resist that one!

For the full look-book have a gander of our Facebook page and let us know what you think of our first attempt! These pieces are one off samples but what do you guys think? Should we manufacture for the masses?


Photography: Darren Skene
Make Up & Hair: Zoe Gale & Lucy Murray
Models: Claire Hubble & Jasmine Cleo Chahal

Wednesday, 28 November 2012


Photography: Darren Skene
1 in four women across the globe have at one time or another suffered from a socially debilitating disorder, SDS, otherwise known as Same Dress scientists up and down the breadth of London, Milan, Paris and the super continent the US of A have conducted strenuous amounts of research into this issue, think about it how many times have you been out on the town and spotted another bitch absolutely massacring a dress that either you or a friend are wearing?? Quite a few of you I'm guessing! One study even  exposed the fact that 1 in 5 women have deliberately ruined another girls dress if she turned up at a shindig in the same attire, fuelled by anger and jealousy.....yikes!

Photography: Philip Panting
A smart 16% of those interviewed used their savvy scense of style to change the look by adding eye catching accessories, 4 in 10 would just grin and bear it whilst 39 per cent of those interviewed would actually speak to their rival, IF she looked like a hot wreck in it!*

To me there's a very easy way to avoid suffering from this massive social faux pas, shop vintage! With the festive season coming up it's all about the glitz and glamour so why not pick up a gorgeous one of a kind piece of vintage history, that way you know for a FACT you'll be the only one rocking this glam piece, check out our ASOS Boutique for some of our super sophisticated dresses perfect for the upcoming party season, whether you're looking for full on beaded number or understated chic we've got you's luxury vintage glamour on a high street budget, what's not to love?!  


Photography: Darren Skene
Photography: Philip Panting
Photography: Darren Skene

Photography: Darren Skene
Photography: Darren Skene
Photography: Darren Skene
Photography: Darren Skene

*survey conducted by TK Maxx

Saturday, 24 November 2012


Olivia Palermo rocking her Reiss full skirt, as per usual looking effortlessly chic!

Reality TV queen Kim Kardashian rocking her shorter full skirt with Tom Ford heels, hmmm yet another outfit picked out by your main squeeze Kanye huh Kimmy?
Nicole Richie looking superb in her laser cut full leather skirt from her own line Winter Kate, the Thierry Mugler top looks classy but daring, just check out that back!
Our Rebecca Ferguson looking cute (albeit a tad uncomfortable) in her full leather at this years MOBO Awards

As you may or may not have noticed, we here at DollsMaison (along with a whole host of celebs....stand up Olivia Palermo, Kim Kardashian & Nicole Richie) have a certain penchant for all things leather....trousers, shorts, pencil skirts I swear if we could have leather floors, walls, tables and chairs in our office we probably would! So on one of our latest buying trips we skipped, hopped and bounced for joy when we pulled out some H.O.T. full (yes FULL) leather midi skirts!! I swear I have a tear in my eye just typing this! Not only is it a great take on AW12's biggest trend the full shape hides a multitude of lumps and bumps and is beyond flattering!

Take a look at what beauts we have in our ASOS Boutique at the moment, these gorge pieces are hard to come by to say the least so get involved in this rocking winter trend and go grab yourself one before it's too late!!


Friday, 23 November 2012


Be it oxblood, burgundy, deep crimson or black cherry, there's one colour that's plastered everywhere right now. Deep, dark red. It's early enough that we don't feel too Christmassy but there's still something wintery about red. Rock it on your lips and nails or invest in one of our statement red pieces.

The berry jumpsuit
Not only is this berry beaut absolutely stunning, it can be dressed down for a day at work, but then whip out a pair of sky scraper heels then you're good for a night on the tiles. 

The deep red midi dress
This thick jersey burgundy red midi dress is warm, cosy and bang on trend and a snip at £34

The burgundy midi shirt dress
Join the burgundy brigade in this collarless shirt dress, a great transitional piece that could see you through to the err summer months.

Cranberry dress
A touch of pink in this berry coloured number gives you a bang on-trend wardrobe update and a sexy silhouette all in one. 

A mid-length sleeve gives a little more warmth as the winter months progress and the loose fit hides any mince pie/gingerbread latte indulgence!

Who said aztec was over after summer? These deep red numbers tick all the right trend boxes and at £15, they're an absolute steal!

Every girl needs a big bold coat to spice up a dull outfit. Little unique details like a checked lining and puffball sleeves give this winter coat an edge on high street numbers.

Beast deep-red beauty buys:

Complete the deep red trend with these stunning shades. Serve with a porcelain complexion and toned down eyes to make the most of these stunning berry tones.

MAC in Fresh Moroccan, Hang-up, Dark Side.
O.P.I in Got the Blues for Red, Romeo & Juliet and Bogota Blackberry.

Thursday, 8 November 2012


Every fashionista needs a good pair of leather trousers. Sling them on and you've got instant badass cool down to a T. The A-list have thankfully brought the leather-legged trend away from the deepest darkest S&M cupboards and straight into the world of acceptable daywear. Ramp them up for cocktails with a blouse and sky scraper heels or dress them down with an oversized tee, a cool denim jacket and a Rita Ora style beanie. 

Here's a selection of our best leather trousers available on ASOS marketplace right now!

Monday, 5 November 2012


Can we all just take a moment to appreciate how bloody cool Gwen Stefani is? She made those tragic 90s trends look cool. She was the poster girl for modern day feminism, while maintaining her platinum blonde locks and fire engine red pout. She made pregnancy look like another effortless fashion moment. She made marriage look cool. She makes motherhood look cool. She has two killer solo albums, a fashion line, sweet fragrances and is now making a comeback at 43. STILL looking as smoking' as she did back in the day.

There is literally nothing Gwen Stefani can't take on, and sometimes I find myself asking 'what would Gwen do?' at times of life crisis. Not having the privilege of knowing her personally, I can only run on her winning fashion instinct.

Here's a couple of pieces I've pulled from our current DM stock that Gwen would be proud of.

If there's one fabric Gwenny is associated with, it's got to be leather. Girlfriend never did let go of her angsty 90s punk roots and we love her for it!

Another punk staple of Gwen's is tartan - as much as possible. She recently wore these awesome trousers at a concert in New York. If only we had that tummy...

Ms Stefani is never one to shy away from a bold print, especially dogtooth. Make like her and snap up this attention-grabbing number.

By Claire Hubble

Thursday, 1 November 2012



Fashion is a battlefield, especially this autumn/winter. Army style fashion marched on to our runways and into our highstreets. From super on trend leather-sleeved jackets, cute deep green trousers and softer pieces like khaki blouses, fashionistas everywhere are looking utility cool.

It's time to fall in line and snap up some of our military pieces available on our ASOS store right now.

Team with a pretty blouse, smouldering eyes and a cute jacket for a softer military night-time look. 

Wear with or without tights, chunky heeled boots and a thick belt for tough girl chic.

Wool Cape/Coat:
Wear with super-skinny jeans, a silk tee and chunky boots for effortless military cool.

By Claire Hubble