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Pearl Lowe for Peacocks

Another “famous” (hmm, maybe “notorious” is a better word) person is designing some stuff for a fashion retailer: this time it’s Pearl Lowe’s turn. She has collaborated with Peacocks to design a collection of party dresses for the Christmas season. Daughter Daisy is fronting the advertisements. The Pearl Lowe for Peacocks range is inspired by Bowie’s Hunky Dory album (?). I can see that the dresses have a sort of 70’s feeling, but I don’t really get the link with the Bowie album.

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The happy Lowe family at the launch party

Lowe says, ‘Designing my collection for Peacocks has been a bit of a dream. I’ve taken inspiration from the things I love, classic vintage shapes, intricate detail, lace and wonderful textiles. I’m very proud of the designs and can’t wait to see them on the high street. It was important from the start that my designs were accessible and everything is under £40.’

Take a look at some dresses from the collection:  

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Black/gold Lurex-lace prom dress, £40

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Red lace mini-tea dress, £35

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Angel-sleeve, black jersey dress with beaded waistband, £35

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 Black sequinned wrap-dress, £40

I never been a fan of Pearl, but the dresses look great. Who cares about the tag when the dress is fabulous? And a big plus is that they’re affordable!

Pearl’s dresses will hit Peacocks stores on November 2 and will cost between £35 and £40. Available in UK sizes 8 to 16.

The online store is here: www.peacocks.co.uk, but no shipping to Europe……

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Pearl, Flowers and Lace

These days Pearl Lowe is probably best known for being the mother of UK model Daisy Lowe or perhaps for being the wife of Supergrass drummer, Danny Goffey. Once upon a time she was the singer of relatively unkown 90’s Brit Pop band “Powder”. She led a wild lifestyle during those days, about which she wrote a book called “All that Glitters“. She’s been putting out  her signature range of lace curtains, cushions and hand-made dresses  for the past couple of years.

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This post is about her style and aesthetic. All of the houses/cottages, she has lived in since she moved to the country with her family, have been a big source of inspiration for me. She is a well known vintage fashion collector and wearer and she’s been aplauded for her great taste. But also in her decorating style she manages to also really see what worked in the past and what you can combine to create this fabulous look  and vintage feel(read the quote on one of the posted pictures 1920’s Paris meets 1970’s Biba– can she please adopt me?) Combining lace from her company with blacks, florals, the occasional rock and roll touches(Bob Dylan photo, leopard prints, instruments around the house) atique mirrors and black and white wood furniture.


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I collected pictures of all the rooms in the homes she has lived in in the English country side. Take a peek at all of her lovingly decorated spaces:

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most recent home


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with Daughter Daisy

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perfect vanity table

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all the lace..

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mirrors and ostrich feathers

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another Venetian mirror

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a peacock chair!

source: pearllowe.co.uk

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Ode to the peacock chair

I have an obsessive personality, nothing too serious.. i just get a little crazy over items that inspire me and that i feel that i need to aquire, be it clothes, decoration or furniture, i can not for the life of me get them out of my head until i find the right one.

Right now i’m on the hunt. Perfecting my home is the mission and noone will get in my way. The  subject of my current obsession is the wonderful peacock chair. It became most famous in the 1960s, it has a slatted back rest fanning out to evoke the bird’s plume and is usually made of rattan. It makes anyone sitting in it look cool.(i rest my case ;)).

See here some examples of this lovely stylish invention..

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Tennessee Thomas in 10magazine

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the goddess Erin Fetherston

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the home of Pearl Lowe – Grazia magazine

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Jean Shrimpton and Cecil Beaton

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Zooey Deschanel – flaunt magazine shoot

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Kirsten Davis InStyle magazine

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stills from Klute(1971)

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