Sort my summer 2015 wardrobe out now?… you must be joking/ Nadia Minkoff London for @ Women Talking magazine

With the festive season well and truly over it feels like we are now into the long haul of winter, it’s cold, pretty miserable and the next holiday is several months away. The idea of getting ready for summer 2015 right now might seem quite ridiculous but in fact, it’s not a bad plan. The thing is, now happens to be the perfect time to de-clutter your wardrobe- it’s too cold to be outside, you’ve eaten and drank too much over the holidays and are trying to avoid going out ….Now is the time to sink your teeth into something positive and whilst the sales are still on it is actually a good time to acquire some real ‘keepers’ – you know, the current trends and colours which are carrying straight through to summer.

As a designer, we showed our summer 2015 collection over 6 months ago, in fact at the moment we are completing all our deliveries for summer 2015 and come Feb 1st we will be previewing our Winter 2015 range. The year seems to get shorter and shorter and the seasons are all muddled but on the positive side I have some great inside knowledge of what’s in store for summer 2015, knowledge I am going to share it with you in the hope that it provides some much needed January cheer.

So here goes, my top tips for your summer 2015 keepers:

Give me monochrome-Black & white, monochrome- sounds familiar? Well, it’s a classic but it’s huge again, so any black trousers and any black jackets are most definitely keepers, what you need to invest in is a new crisp white t-shirt or a crisp white top, I like the Julietta top from Hobbs, currently reduced to £26.00

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White boots are super cool to go with this look, was anyone brave enough to invest in white boots this winter? If so they are most definitely keepers. And if you are looking to invest how about these white beauties from Aldo

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Nude/ blush/shell pink- Call it what you like, this is a big trend that isn’t going away. A Nude top and nice jeans are definitely keepers. A Nude dress with some sheer is an absolute summer must have and if you don’t have one, this one from Mint Velvet ticks all the boxes

Shell-pink-jacquard-dress,-mint-velvet

Anything red- Red took winter by storm and is continuing through to summer. If your complexion allows then go red all the way- dress, top, jeans… but if you like red in moderation the best way to get it in there is on the accessory side and red handbags are most definitely leading the way – every girls favourite arm candy. So if you have a Red bag it’s a keeper, if you don’t I have to recommend my very own red The Cut bag , currently on sale at Wolf & badger https://www.wolfandbadger.com/the-cut-red/

THE-CUT-red-front

Other keepers are:
• Jumpsuits- short sleeves, long sleeves, fitted or loose, wear them with your white ankle boots and a belt.
• Khaki is a hot new colour for summer 2015, check out your wardrobes, you must have some Khaki in there from a few years back.
• Natural knits- are big now and carrying through to summer, if you have some that are thin and loosely knitted, team them up with Khaki shorts, or jeans and colour block them with a red bag!

 

 WOMEN TALKING MAGAZINE,  are offering one lucky winner the opportunity to WIN a Nadia Minkoff London  ‘The Cut’ handbag in red, for all the details head on over to this page, good luck!!!

 

 

The launch of the new iphone 6 is a case of having your apple and eating it… plus the menu that could WIN you a new clutch bag

12 days to go till we show our new Spring Summer  2015 collection at Scoop International, so I am keeping a daily countdown diary to launch- welcome to my world! Problems, solutions, uncertainties, yet more problems and the unexpected in store!

Day 10

The email from our shipping agent, Kevin, bought with it some ominous news:

Subject: RE: AIR ship this Fri 27/06

Hi Sawako

Air space is very tight at the moment and the earliest ETA will be Thursday mainly due to iphone 6 launch

Rgds Kevin

I responded immediately:

Subject: RE: AIR ship this Fri 27/06

Oh no, what a disaster! Unfortunately the goods are booked for next Thursday 03/07 and we can’t change it, it’s taken me so long to get the account with this customer back and running that if I am late I will lose it!! Is there really nothing to be done?? and will this be the case for most shipping companies… can’t quite believe what I am reading.

Let me know what you suggest,

Many thanks, Nadia

Kevin replies  :

Hi Nadia

Everyone is facing the same problems but I’ll wait to hear from Dawson tomorrow

See what the airlines are suggesting

 Rgds Kevin

When it came to shipping I thought I had seen it all: strikes, China airports closed due to heavy fogs, winds, volcanic eruptions in Iceland, we even lost cargo to a ship that sank ( no kidding), but this… well I never.. and who am I to compete for space with the mighty apples?

I shrug my shoulders in disbelief, although I’m not one for giving up I know there is nothing I can do, after all who am I ?

I turn my attention to more pleasurable things, on Sunday July 13th, opening night at Scoop I’ll be attending the networking dinner at the Saatchi Gallery, my menu has been sent and I need to email back to confirm what I am ordering.  If you can guess what I have ordered and email my selection to enquiries@nadiaminkoff.com , you could WIN our beautiful Pimlico clutch in red… which btw,for those of you who are getting the new iphone 6- is the perfect bag to carry it in !!

PIMLICO red side

 

Menu as follows:

First course – (served cold)

Chilled English pea & watercress soup with rose petal cream

Or

Endive salad with Cashel blue, apple and toasted hazelnuts

 

Main Course

Angus beef burger, served with fries

Or

Roast chicken breast, gnocchi, summer veg and moral veloute

Or

Line caught cod, rainbow chard and cockles

Or

Pumpkin tortellini with butternut squash puree and gorgonzola cream sauce

 

Dessert

Chocolate & lavender brulee with raspberries & shortbread

Or

Custard tart, with poached Yorkshire rhubarb

Or

Fresh fruit salad with sorbet

 

  • Half bottle red or white wine
  • Tea/coffee

Happy guessing and happy weekend, I will update you on Monday and notify the winner, so you have little time, better get emailing

X Nadia

 

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LAST CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS FOR OUR LONDON FASHION WEEK CATWALK

LAST CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS FOR OUR LONDON FASHION WEEK CATWALK

Last chance to win a ticket for you+1 for our London Fashion Week catwalk, which will be held in central London on Sept 14th at 13:00, is Wed 11th at midday!
Just email enquiries@nadiaminkoff.com with your name and your friends name or tweet us @NadiaMinkoff , hurry!!

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WIN tickets for our London Fashion Week catwalk!

WIN tickets for our London Fashion Week catwalk!

If you love fashion and are in London on Sept 14th 2013, here’s your chance to win a ticket for you and a friend to see our London Fashion Week catwalk with Nico Didonna in central London. just email us at enquiries@nadiaminkoff.com or tweet us @NadiaMinkoff and let us know your names. You’ve got till midday Wed Sept 11th to enter so hurry, hurry!

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Win a Nadia Minkoff London, embroidered Kew silk clutch

Win a Nadia Minkoff London, embroidered Kew silk clutch

To celebrate the launch of our new summer 2013 collection in our on-line shop we will be giving one lucky winner our gorgeous silk, hand embroidered Kew clutch bag in a colour of their choice.
TO WIN:
1) Visit our on-line shop http://www.nadiaminkoff.com/shop/embroid.html to decide which colour you want, once you’ve decided leave your comment in the FB box on that page
2) If you haven’t done so already make sure to fill in your name and email address on this page http://www.nadiaminkoff.com/signup.html We will notify our winner by email so this is vital!
3) Alternatively just email us at enquiries@nadiaminkoff.com with your chosen colour and your name.

We will be picking our winner on Sunday 28th, good luck!!

Getting ready to love

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I know Valentine’s day is a commercial affair , I am well aware that in general any meal you go to on Valentine’s day is expensive and not all that, still… I’m all for making ‘love’ the highlight of the day. I love seeing all the flowers, love all the chocolates and I think we should in fact celebrate it twice a year, why not?

Our weekly ‘wish list’ is all ‘valentied’ up and you could also win one of our lovely ‘Love hearts’ necklaces, all beautifully wrapped with a personalised card. Just email enquiries@nadiaminkoff.com and let us know who you would like it for and what your card will say, we will be picking the winner on Feb 10th.