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Hello all,
 
Here is a link to a questionnaire for my univeristy project:
 
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6VB8JG2
 
I have decided on a project the title of:
 
‘Best of British:The Relaunch of Norman Hartnell’

I would really appreciate it if you would be able to fill in this quick questionnaire on luxury British heritage brands. There are 10 multiple choice questions and it will take just a few mintutes. Every single response will help me a lot in my final degree project.

Thanks!

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I just discovered Nixxi, a fabulous fashion label whose clothes are uber cool and glamourous, as well as being sustainably produced. Bravo!

As far as I am aware, Nixxi isn’t (annoyingly) available to buy in the UK…although, trust me, I am looking! It appears to be a Canadian label, and my Mum is travelling over there later on this year, so may have to ask her to bring me some bits back!

Nixxi has been nominated for a ‘Fashion Takes Action’ award, and I hope they do well! The clothes are utterly feminine and gorgeous. Lots of drapery, and floating fabrics. ‘Clean silhouettes in organic textures’ as they put it. I love it. I am a sucker for anything sustainable and ethical, especially if it looks as pretty as these clothes do…

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Here is today’s image. It is such a strong pose, and she is really establishing her authority. I love the dainty little hat and the cheeky leopard print…

Dior’s New Look, portrayed in this image, was revolutionary and caused a lot of controversy.

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Branch Boutique – A new online sustainable fashion store launched this week. Deirdre Holbrook, founder of Branch Boutique, is “embracing alternative fabrics created from milk, bark, seaweed, and hemp”; she introduces us to her online eco-shop, below the fold.

“After working in sustainable fashion PR for the past four years, I decided what many of emerging designers need now is a highly supportive retail site that promotes them to larger audiences and other retailers. We focus on new and difficult to find designers, and carry no more than 20 each season; what we feel are the best of the best in each category. Current designers include mr. Larkin, Mika Organic, Lina Rinnell, BlankVerse jewelry, Manu lingerie, and more. We’re offering a unified look and feel, as if you’re entering a boutique, and take all of our own photos for the site.” (Thank you http://www.treehugger.com/ for this lovely quote)

Check it out at http://www.branchboutique.com/

Good luck Branch Boutique, I wish you a very successful future.

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