Frock and Frill is a boutique fashion brand based in Manchester. They recently launched their Spring Summer 2016 collection and I was invited to attend.
When I first entered the studio I was blown away by the myriad of colours from pastels through to bold statement pieces. I loved the Art Deco influences and the the fact that they sparkled and shimmered from every direction. You can tell that these dresses are high quality and they skim the body perfectly. There is definitely something to suit all body shapes and sizes from the cute flapper styles to all out curve enhancing show stoppers. The great thing about the collection is that they can be worn for many occasions. Some of the more formal styles are definitely suitable for brides, less formal are perfect for bridesmaids and proms. But I am betting some of the short dresses will be seen at the coolest of festivals this year, accessoried of course with sunnies and wellies. These dresses really do all the work for you so there is no need to splash out on expensive jewellery etc. Your dress will do the talking so just keep everything minimal and watch the compliments fly in!
So the other exciting thing, apart from the dresses on the night was the gin – oh the gin! The super talented guys behind Zymurgorium brought their collection of pretty gins for us all to sample. The colours of these gins are so pretty but the taste is something else. A large quantity of the ingredients like violets, rosehip and elderflower are locally grown and foraged. I personally preferred the Manchester Gin which was so warm and spicy with herbal top notes.
Sparkly dresses and GIN I tell you I was in heaven!
Frock and Frill bespoke dresses, tops, skirts and accessories are designed for style-conscious women – wearing one of their pieces will make you feel so feminine and elegant. All the dresses are hand-beaded and stitched in India, supporting an ethical production model too. I will definitely be recommending this company to my Personal Styling clients in future. Go take a look at their pretty, sparkly website here. You don’t need a special occasion to purchase one – I challenge you not to put something in your shopping basket!