Friday, 12 June 2020 10:13

How to bring feminine accent into your home

All interior styles can be enjoyed by both sexes, although there are certain interior design and decor elements that can be traditionally feminine or masculine. But sometimes you may want to divide the sexes by creating a space that is just for the fairer sex.

So if you are that fair maiden, trying to figure out how to bring more feminine accents into your home without making it look all too girly? Then read on to find out just how to achieve that.

Creating a space that is feminine and inviting is all about balance and a combination of straight lines, curves and decorative flourishes. So, no hard lines and geometric shapes but rather softer round edges that are subtle and stylish.

But how do you achieve this?

Let Us Start With Colour

A feminine space is often associated with soft, muted colors like light pastels and creamy neutrals. But not all ladies are soft and muted, some like it bright and bold. So if pink is your choice for an accent color and you like it bold. A bright fuchsia would be perfect. This rich pink shade will make your space feel bright and uplifting in any season. If bold pink is not your thing then a vivid purple also works well in feminine spaces.

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Now for a softer and muted look colors like mint-green, blue, light gray, rosy pink, barely beige and soft yellow are perfect for a soft creamy and delicate feminine look and feel. You can break up all this lightness with a small burst of coral, fuschia, hot pink or even lipstick red.

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Then Add Your Patterns And Textures

Florals, botanicals and woven fabrics work well in feminine spaces as they bring a softness to the space. Small prints like polka dots also work well in feminine spaces.

When it comes to textures try and use a mix of textures because how you use them will determine the look and feel of the space. So, for instance you can combine hard with soft, shiny with matte, and smooth with coarse to create a more flawless look.

The combination of textures that you use will add depth to your space so do not be afraid to use different materials like cotton, silk, velvet, linen, chenille, and cashmere. And yes to ruffles as it is the ultimate feminine texture.

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Followed By Your Furniture And Decor Accessories

Decor accessories play a huge role in feminine interiors. When it comes to creating a feminine aesthetic, a lot can be done with crystal, gilt, mirror, and marble as it just adds a touch of feminine glamour. Try to incorporate warm metallics such as rose gold or copper to create a glamorous and warm space.

Furniture in a feminine space should include decorative feminine flourishes, like button tufting and carved details. You do not necessarily have to have this on every piece in your space as it might be too overwhelming

Do not overcrowd the space with furniture simply because they look great each piece needs to have a purpose.

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Feminine rooms tend to include more decorative pieces, not just for practical purposes but also for aesthetic reasons. A vase of fresh flowers on a dressing table or night stand, decorative throw pillows and wall art makes for great decorative accessories in a feminime space.

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Female -Friendly Wall Prints

The easiest way to add that feminine softness is with stylish girl-friendly wall art

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Wall Print available at Pillows and Patterns

Accent Pillows

A combination of softer colors and prints will add a softer feel but still be bold and will serve as an interesting feature in your living room.

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Throw pillows available at Pillows and Patterns



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Published in Blog
Monday, 30 March 2020 09:42

Melody Hesaraky - Rushing Into The Paradise

Through harnessing the magic of music, Melody Hesaraky aims to show us how we can experience the beats and rhythm she can hear, just from looking at her images. By looking deep into the many lines and swirls, as well as the use of colour and shadows, it is the artist’s hope that the observer can perhaps dream without needing words, and fly through time and space without needing to move.
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Melody created her works while either listening to music in different music venues, or while conjuring up the memory of the listening experience, and the feelings the music evoked within her soul, in order to create her pieces of art.

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Melody shares her feelings about her fashion illustrations with us:

“Music has created impetus and inspiration for this series of my fashion illustrations. I wished to produce a pure and transcendental art form and not just use a familiar image! I use music as an analogy or metaphor in my designs and artistic expression. By listening to music and emulating it in my work, I have discovered unconventional techniques in my pattern designs and art-making approach. Like music, my work was created from the depth of my inner self and the purest way to express this is letting the rhythm leads what I draw.”

You can find out more about Melody Hesaraky and her art illustations on her instagram site.

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As a part of our ongoing commitment to celebrating up and coming talent, we again invited our three wonderfully talented emerging artists to illustrate their favourite AW20 catwalk designs from our latest show. After their impressions of our last show, we couldn't wait to see what this second season of offerings included. The results are overwhelmingly stunning, and we are once again excited to share their creative work with the world!

Marianne Hernandez
 
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A British Filipino illustrator, heavily influenced by fashion and cultural themes, Marianne is currently in her final year of BA illustration at UCA Farnham. Marianne has loved drawing since she was a child, and built up her skills through an education in Fine Art and Textiles while at school. She has a love of digital illustration, and is currently exploring and developing her style through this medium. Marianne hopes to create a name for herself within the creative industry, where she can combine her love of traditional and graphic styles.

Find more of Marianne's work on Instagram: www.instagram.com/marianneh.art

Molly Shaw

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A third-year illustration student at UCA, Molly’s current work centres on femininity, and she continues to endeavour to portray the finding of comfort within the strict confines of what is perceived as womanhood. Molly specialises in digital artwork and portraiture.

Find more of Molly's work on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/molly.illustration/ 

Nika Mamedova

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A full time BA student studying Illustration, and in her last year of university, Nika’s illustrative works are influenced by the everyday routine, specifically the small things we do that are easy to miss, as well as those things we should be doing in order to look after ourselves on a daily basis.

Find more of Nika's work on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nm_illustrations_/

Fashions Finest welcomes you to join us in with our support of independent artists, and if you see anything you would like to purchase from any of these talented young ladies, please email Fashions Finest: info@fashionsfinest.com, or contact the individual illustrators themselves.
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Friday, 27 September 2019 13:40

Meet Our Student Illustrators

 

As a part of our commitment to celebrating new talent, we invited three fantastic emerging artists to illustrate their favourite SS20 catwalk designs. The results were overwhelmingly beautiful, and we are excited to share their creative work with the world!

Marianne Hernandez

A British Filipino illustrator, heavily influenced by fashion and own cultural themes, she is entering her final year of BA illustration at UCA Farnham. Marianne has loved drawing since she was a child, and built up her skills through an education in Fine Art and Textiles while at school. She has a newfound love of digital illustration, and is currently exploring and developing her style through this medium. Marianne hopes to eventually create a name for herself within the creative industry, where she can combine her love of traditional and graphic styles.

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Designer Laura Shannon Copyright ©Marianne Hernandez

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Designer Laura Shannon Copyright ©Marianne Hernandez

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Designer Evelina Anglickaite Copyright ©Marianne Hernandez

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Designer Cabrini Roy Copyright ©Marianne Hernandez

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Designer Cabrini Roy Copyright ©Marianne Hernandez

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Designer Kepaza Copyright ©Marianne Hernandez

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Designer Marie Sansome Copyright ©Marianne Hernandez

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Designer Tuncer Tonun Copyright ©Marianne Hernandez

Instagram: www.instagram.com/marianneh.art

Molly Shaw

A third-year illustration student at UCA, Molly’s current work centres on femininity.  She endeavours to portray the finding of comfort within the strict confines of what is perceived as womanhood. Molly specialises in digital artwork and portraiture.

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Designer Laura Shannon Copyright ©Molly Shaw

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Designer Shokushu Boutique Copyright ©Molly Shaw

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Designer April Banbury Copyright ©Molly Shaw

Instagram: www.instagram.com/heauxxart

Nika Mamedova

A full time BA student studying Illustration, and currently in her second year of university. Most of Nika’s works are influenced by the everyday routine, specifically the small things we do that are easy to miss, as well as those things we should be doing in order to look after ourselves.

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Designer Shokushu Boutique Copyright ©Nika Mamedova


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Designer Tuncer Tonun Copyright ©Nika Mamedova

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Designer Kepaza Copyright ©Nika Mamedova

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Designer Tuncer Tonun Copyright ©Nika Mamedova

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Designer Evelina Anglickaite Copyright ©Nika Mamedova

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Designer Laura Shanon Copyright ©Nika Mamedova

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Designer Kepaza Copyright ©Nika Mamedova

Instagram: www.instagram.com/nm_illustrations

Please join us in supporting independent artists, and if you see anything you would like to purchase from any of these talented young ladies contact Fashions Finest: info@fashionsfinest.com, or the individual illustrators themselves.

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 20:13

Art on Silk Collection

The quintessentially British silk scarf has been reimagined with a unique collaboration between British brand David Watson and a group of British artists.

Published in Fashion
Thursday, 14 March 2019 09:57

'RGB Universe' Opens at Hoxton Square

Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, London, has been transformed into Instagram-heaven with Carnovsky's 'RGB Universe'.

Published in News
Friday, 01 March 2019 09:58

The Future is Female!

A new exhibition, showcasing multidisciplinary artworks created by international female art leaders in the 21st Century, opens this month at the Dellasposa Gallery in London.

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Creative Industries Minister Margot James will today announce a cash boost to turbocharge the UK’s international trade in the creative industries.

Published in News
Monday, 31 July 2017 09:54

Tahra Nketia

Tahra Nketia comes from a family of seamstresses and designers most notably her grandmother and aunt who had a huge influence in her formative years. Tahra's first design experience came in the form of designing mini couture collections for her Barbie dolls as a child. Tahra was also heavily influenced by the glamorous black and white movies and shows of the 70’s such as Charlie's angels, which she would watch obsessively dreaming up her of adaptations to what was on screen.

Tahra Nketia later studied at LCCA before branching out to start her own label and follow her dreams.

Tahra has strong ethical and environmental beliefs and well as being a staunch advocate for the empowerment of less economically privileged people. She first started out designing having the designs sewn by under privileged seamstresses in Ghana. Going forward Tahra hopes to reintroduce this initiative to further develop the brands ethical ethos.

Within a year of the brands inception it has gained notoriety through numerous social media outlets such as popular blog Baller Alert. The brand has designed for the host of Hermes crazy carre event, social media celebrities including NFL player Cam Newton's fiancé Kia Proctor as well as a host of other online personalities.

Tahra Nketia's pieces tend to be opulent, embellished and heavily beaded. They are differentiated by her unique choice of fabrics and stunning designs.

The collection Tahra will be presenting at Fashion Finest SS18 LFW shall continue the theme of intricate, heavily embellished yet delicate women’s wear. She will also be introducing pieces from her menswear, some inspired by Art Deco.

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