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The Daily Dress Edit

By Justine Tabak

The Daily Dress Edit

The Daily Dress Edit is back!

I'm thrilled to announce that once again, we have been invited to take part in Isabel Spearman's pop-up extravaganza. Isabel, journalist and dress supremo, has been curating the best independent dress brands for three years now and has supported so many through these tumultuous times, so we are excited to welcome back her 'real life' shop, brimming with small independents in the heart of Belgravia, London. 

The shop will be open for three weeks, from 29th September-  17th October, and we will have a wider selection of styles in store than ever before, all which can be tried for size and styled by Isabel herself. Appointments can be pre-booked on her website below, however walk-ins will be accepted if they have capacity to accommodate. We advise a reservation at :

https://dailydressedit.com

14-15 Eccleston Yards
London SW1W 9AZ

Bookings are filling up fast so do sign up as soon as possible! I'll be sharing coverage throughout the pop-up on my Instagram and be introducing my collaboration 'Isabel Galway Dress'. This dress will be exclusively sold for the DDE in the first week and then opened up on my website.

Here's to another fabulous Daily Dress Edit event!

Justine x

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Colour Palette

By Justine Tabak

Colour Palette

What a wonderful response we had to the launch of our Autumn collection last week! A huge thank you for your unending support. This year's Autumn collection was truly a labour of love, a return to 'real' touch and feel, warmth, texture and our love for heritage and craftsmanship. After such turbulent times, I wanted to invigorate connections and build optimism with clothing that provided comfort and sparked joy. So we chose fabrics with this in mind; warm richly-hued corduroys, beautiful and tactile, romantic and charming florals, back to nature, and woven tartans crafted in luxury linens with some exclusive environmentally conscious deadstock finds, all tied up in a bow with some luscious velvet trims. 


In upcoming weeks I'll be sharing our inspirations; Columbia Road, the Bloomsbury group, craftsmanship to name but a few. Keep an eye on our newsletters, instagram @justine_tabak and we are planning some styling videos too.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy our 'Autumn Swatchbook' along with our first pieces available to buy now. We'll be receiving more stock over the next few weeks (apologies some sizes already sold!) and will be dropping more styles through the season so please keep a look out! 

Justine x

 

 

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Autumn Dawn

By Justine Tabak

Autumn Dawn

Welcoming the new season! With a crispness in the air, our first dewy drops of Autumn have fallen into place online, and as always, we wanted to share our newest collection with you first. 

Think rich corduroys, painterly prints and luxury linens. Free-flowing shapes, elevated simplicity. Hard-working pieces made for living in, celebrating craftsmanship and the spirit of community. As always, thoughtfully sourced, beautifully made, styled for keeps.

Over the coming weeks I'll be sharing with you the story behind the styles, our inspiration and the makers behind each and every piece. In the meantime, I do hope you enjoy browsing through the website and find a new favourite. 

Autumn's dawning ...

Justine x

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Somerset Prairie Dress

By Justine Tabak

Somerset Prairie Dress

Giddy up in our Somerset Prairie dress! Built for the modern prairie girl, this style oozes contemporary cool. A simplified version of a vintage dress, this shape has a gently shaped bodice with flattering princess seams, nips lightly into the waist then softly gathers and flares to a simple ruffled hem. Trimmed with the sweetest mini ric-rac sourced from a vintage market, we cut this style in a deadstock cotton print, kind and pretty all at the same time. We think the 'flowerbed' print works well in all weathers, simply on its own or layered into autumn. 

Justine x

P.S. We've been reminded that there are no prairies in Somerset but beautiful countryside all the same!

 

The Little Black Somerset Dress - we have a few black linen Somerset Prairie dresses left, our answer to the 'little black dress' for day into evening.
...and finally, just one left in the 'Rosebud' print, email Liz at support@justinetabak.co.uk if interested in buying!

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Come Rain Or Shine

By Justine Tabak

Come Rain Or Shine

Rain rain go away ... we've had quite a swing around weather-wise, with flood warnings quite literally raining on the parade of many an event. And now gatherings have come back on the agenda, I've heard from quite a few of you asking about a dress to buy for a special event, whether a wedding, anniversary, trip away, festival or simply a family get-together. Might I suggest a few of my favourites, simple styles that last more than a season and can be dressed up or down, come rain or shine, espadrilles or wellies! All made in beautiful Liberty tana lawn, these frocks are comfortable and cool, easy to wash, and make everyday feel like a special occasion. 

 

Justine x

We had a good test run recently at our 'high summer' shoot with unscheduled downpours for the occasion! The Camden Passage Dress is a firm favourite in the collection, and can be dressed up or down. Here we have it thrown on with wellies for an effortless put-together look, or add a belt and jewellery for that special event.

Let's dance! Swishy and free, we named this dress  the 'Fiesta' at a time when we longed for socialising, parties and dancing...

And lastly, with a nod to 'Bridgerton', we styled the Pavilion dress with a soft empire line, perfect for summer events and a lovely neckline for dressing up with jewellery.

Enjoy your summer!

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Sunshine Escape

By Justine Tabak

Sunshine Escape

All hail to this glorious sunshine! Whether at home or away I do hope you're basking in its rays. 

A couple of weeks ago we shot our brightest styles in a field in Essex; glowing linens, vibrant blooms and free flowing styles to enjoy come rain or shine (admittedly we had both on the day hence the wellies!) 

Please note some sizes are already sold out or very low in stock. We batch make slowly in London with low waste principles and therefore do not carry large stocks.

Wishing you a wonderful summer ! 

Justine x

 

FESTIVAL FLORAL. Our bright painterly Riviera Fiesta dress in cool Liberty Tana Lawn is a celebration of summer in a dress.

 

 

FREE SPIRIT. Kind and conscious linen in the brightest of hues; the ever popular Petticoat Lane Dress in zesty orange, peony pink and fresh green. 

 

 

GREEN LIVING. Just a few of the green Pimlico dresses left, batch made in London in environmentally conscious linen. 

 

 

SIMPLE ELEGANCE. The Holland Park dress, above, flows in breezy luxury linen. 
Below, the Sunshine Meadow Pavilion dress positively blooms with happiness. Just a few left in stock.

 

 

SUNSHINE MEADOW. This limited edition print has been a big hit and we sold out of the skirt in a flash. We have just enough fabric to make 6 more so please pre-order online to catch the last few being made, ready beginning of August. 

 

 

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Check It Out

By Justine Tabak

Check It Out

Finally some sunshine! With an impending heatwave on the horizon, and the possibility of summer jaunts here and away, it finally feels like the time to bring out the gingham. Think crisp cool cotton and Irish linen in nostalgic ginghams, rainbow checks and summer tartans.

Whether you're still staying home and retreating to the garden, or heading out to explore on new adventures, summer's favourite perennial check will always be in style.

Justine x

Our Market dress in navy gingham has been a favourite this season, with it's soft flat collar and gently puffed sleeves. Wear loose and free for everyday style, or cinch at the waist with one of our gingham sash belts you can now buy separately online.

Pretty in pink! This deadstock check is a winner all around. 

Our Greenwich dress is our version of a proper summer kaftan, with its notch neck opening and trimmed with Nottingham lace. Wear loosely or cinch in with your favourite belt.

Irish linens make for the perfect summer staples. Try our Whitby dress for the warmest days, or our Rye dress with it's clever cut that simply flatters all figures. 

Just a few left of our ever perennial Primrose Hill dress left in red and white gingham.

Last but by no means least, take our Margate dress out for a spin in the sunshine...

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Daisy Roar

By Justine Tabak

Daisy Roar

Introducing Daisy ROAR! Meet our newest arrival, the Daisy Roar Camden Passage Dress.

Cut from Liberty Tana Lawn cloth, our newest print sits somewhere between an animal and a floral, and we thought it just perfect for our best-selling Camden Passage. Wear now with brown sandals and sun-kissed skin, and transition later with black chunky boots and a jumper for Autumn.

We've cut this style in an expanded size range from XS to XL (size 8 to size 16), and this shape sits within our 'easier fit' category so if you're between sizes or prefer a neater fit please size down.

Justine x

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