Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Pearl Lowe for Peacocks

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I have long been an admirer of the style of Pearl Lowe. From first seeing her interior skills in an Elle Deco feature many years ago, she works the quirky vintage vibe I love very well.

Somehow I managed to miss the last range she designed for British high-street budget store, Peacocks. Her celebrity fashion collaborations don't seem to have had quite the splash of say the Kate Moss for Top Shop range. But this for me is very appealing, I disliked the hype around the Moss range so much that I never bought from the collection.

So I had high hopes walking for the fist time into Peacocks. Hoping that this range would live up to my expectations, more a concern over quality than design. But I needn't have worried, I ended up buying two of the tea dresses and the quality to me was perfectly acceptable for the cost of each piece. When I tried them on, I could immediately see the style of both Pearl and her model daughter Daisy in their design, which to me is what a designer collaboration is all about.

The cream lace dress I purchased is very similar to the lace dresses Pearl is most famous for, but at a fraction of the cost. And the style of the dresses I chose suit my body shape - as well as complimenting my new shade of Chanel nail enamel! Overall a successful collection in my opinion.

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EDIT: If you are not already aware of the blog Dotti's Dots, then you should be! Darling Dotti has posted a lovely feature on me today, read it here. Hers is a fabulous mix of clothes, travels, food and even has her own Etsy shop so you can shop too her vintage wardrobe. Thank you again Dotti for making me sound very glamorous!

61 comments:

  1. Those dresses are absolutely divine! They look so pretty on you! Is this shop / store online? I would love to own one of their dresses!

    http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com
    http://closetfullofgoodies.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh, i love these and will have to check this out! You always look so lovely ;)

    I just did a post about finding the Nouvelle Vague color, I can't wait until it comes! I'm drooling that you already have it, it really is a gorgeous color!

    xxoo

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  3. absolutely stunning dresses and the nail polish is so cute ! :)

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  4. I adore both of these dresses! I finally found that color of nail polish. I'm so excited!

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  5. So nice! I didn't even know they were out yet. I particuarly like the green, it really suits your colouring & the lace detail on the bottom makes it look pricey. Who would have thought Peacocks could make such nice frocks?!

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  6. Theser are both so lovely. I specially love the second one. The color is beautiful!

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  7. I love the green one on you. Is it better quality than normal peacocks then? I might have to investigate!

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  8. You look so pretty in both dresses! The green one looks so pretty.
    I definitely need to have a look at the collection now; I very rarely go into Peacocks, so I can't wait to check it out now.

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  9. SO gorgeous, love the colours and dresses :)

    Char x

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  10. Such feminine, girlish, romantic dresses. And how stunning they look on your frame. The lace is so exqusite. Your nail varnish is so cool. Love the colour;-)

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  11. I absolutely love the lace dress!

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  12. I really love the first lace dress! Lovely!

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  13. I like the white/cream one :) How muchg are they because I haven't been able to find out any info on pricing online :(

    Maria xxx

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  14. The green of the dress is amazing. So mint-y and summerly :)

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  15. lovely ! u look gorgeous and soo retro ;) and great nail polish.

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  16. lovely pictures and clothes. as always

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  17. Ah, those dresses are so lovely, I want, I want! I wish SA had lovely tea dresses like that. You look so pretty. x

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  18. Dear Paula, the beautiful lace dress reminds me quite a lot of a H&M trend ensemble I once bought. Must have to post it for you soon – we could be twin girls then. ;)
    By the way – you're online, dear.

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  19. I love this!! I'm so going to Peacocks tomorrow to check out this collection!!! I hope to find a lovely dress of my own! Love your nail colour to!! x

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  20. oh, those dresses! I have fallen in love <3

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  21. Pearl Lowe has a beautiful home doesn't she all vintage shabby chic type. I love her lace curtains too-a fortune of course. This lace dress looks perfect and I like the green on you too especially as it works with your Chanel polish I thought you'd have one of those, did you have to go on a waiting list for it?
    Love kat xx

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  22. These dress are beautiful!! Your black hair looks so pretty against the light green and white!

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  23. debbie - here's the link -http://www.peacocks.co.uk/family/index.jsp?categoryId=4008341

    helen - i'm not that familiar with peacocks before so i'm not sure what their normal quality is like. but these are fine for a budget range.

    danni & maria - the cream was £35 & the green £30

    dotti - please post it! i'm going to check out the feature right now!!!

    thanks for the comments everyone!!

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  24. kat - no, they had sold out when i originally went in for it. but then just by chance they got some more in stock. why do chanel have to create this hype with everything!! :(

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  25. beautiful dresss!!! xoxo

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  26. Lovely choices, don't think I've ever been in Peacocks before though! Love the Chanel polish too.

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  27. Beautiful! I rather likecd her last collection for them, but I never see them in my local peacocks, woe!

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  28. These photos are so delicate and cute! and so is that dress!


    xoxo
    Miss Neira

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  29. Ooh what a stunning dress! Theres isn't a peacocks near me, I'll have to look online. Also, how lucky are you to get hold of the Jade green Chanel polish? It looks beautiful.

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  30. beautiful dresses, they suit you perfectly!!

    and great nail polish colour.
    X

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  31. They are such lovely dresses!
    I've been admiring the designs I've seen but have also been aware of the bad quality I've seen the few times I'v stepped into Peacocks and so have been a little cautious, but you have just convinced me to go and look because these dresses are just too pretty!

    Florrie x

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  32. AMAZING PICTURES!!!!!!!! You look really beautiful!!!!

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  33. Oooh, they look cute, I've not seen them in my local Peacocks, but I haven't looked closely.

    I'm with you on the Kate Moss collection too. I want people to think I look great in my clothes, not notice that they're Kate Moss!

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  34. Ooooooh I've been eyeing those dresses on the website.......may need to purchase!

    x

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  35. oooh those dresses are absolutely fabulous! you wear them well :)
    I love that lace!

    xoxo
    Olivia

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  36. Fabulous looks, I adore the lacey one!

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  37. Fabulously beautiful.


    INTOTHEFOLDFASHION.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  38. Love Lace! And your "Tiffany Blue" nail polish!

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  39. The dresses are so sweet and lovely... they suit you well. You always look so sweet and so pretty. xoxo

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  40. Love your blog, beautiful dresses !!

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  41. Beautiful dresses! And superb photography (: xx

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  42. When I first saw the collection I thought it was hugely overpriced for Peacocks, but after a closer look at the pieces the quality is above and beyond their usual standard, so I think the price is justified. The two dresses you picked are my favourites too! :) x

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  43. ah you're so gorgeous !!! <3

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  44. Am loving the nail polish !!! this color is unique in every form it’s very youthful and at the same time very classic how in the world is this possible……….Am a massive fan of pearl Low I think am mental about her! I wish I could capture some of her fashion inspiration.

    But every time I try it just doesn’t happen hahahah!…..have a brilliant day doll and who wouldn’t create a post on you your amazing!♥

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  45. These dresses are incredibly sweet! I love the nail color as well.

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  46. Hi, I love your post as always :) if you'd really like to write via mail with me I can give you my adress so you can start or you'll give me yours. Tell me if you'd like to write :)

    sparks
    karolina

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  47. Hi if you'd really like to write with me than tell me if you want to send me your adress first. If not than I'll give you mine so you can start :)

    tell me if you'd like to be penpals
    sparks
    karolina

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  48. i looked all over for this nail polish but i never even saw it hit the stores!! you are lucky you got your hands on some because I settled for a sephora color that was the same but i was aiming to have an exlcusively chanel nail polish collection because they look so cute out on display all together!

    love love love the pretty dresses too and your beautiful picture as always :-D

    Also I would love love love to be able to meet with you someone for a girls tea!!! hopefully you will come back to Paris soon and maybe I will even make it over across the channel soon enough :-D

    xoxo Haleigh @ Bardot in Blue

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  49. I love the atmosphere of this pictures, you are beautiful! Ohhh you have the Chanel nailpolish, i love the color! I found almost the same color for 0,75 cts €. Nice blog, i will go back soon! Kiss

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  50. These dresses are soooo cute!! I think I may have to go and check out the collection! :) Also have the nail polish - so summery!

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  51. Paula, you have the best dresses! If you ever decide to get rid of any of your fabulous pieces... a good home is waiting for them in Hawaii!! hee hee. :)

    xx Love & Aloha

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  52. J'adore ! Your dresses are so lovely.

    Come back quickly on my blog.
    I do love yours ♡

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  53. Oh wow!
    I adore these dresses.


    LOVE!

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  54. The lace and aqua make a beautiful combination!

    invasionista

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  55. thanks for letting me know about this. I the green one, suits you very much. x

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  56. Such beautiful dresses. So cute and sweet with candy colored nail polish!

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  57. I love the dresses & the nailpolish! The white dress is my favourite- you look lovely, as always! :)

    S*

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  58. Oh wow I lovelovelovelovelove etc.etc. those photos!!!!!! divine blog!

    xo yvonne

    Feel free to take a look at our new blog: cotton candy bisous :)!

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  59. oh, these dresses are LOVELY and look so great with your nail polish.

    huge congratulations on your feature, Paula!

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  60. Hello! I'm purchasing some of the Pearl Lowe collection right now! (just doing a bit of blog research and stumbled across your post!). Love the green daisy one (that's not online yet - bah!). Corinne xxx

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