• Pippa is engaged!

    In  April 2011, Kate Middleton was married to Prince William  and we had the busiest year ever on wedding wear --be it mother of the bride, groom, bridesmaids' dresses and wedding dresses.-as well as wedding guests.  We sold out of hats, satin shoes and little pearl clips.  Wondering if the same is about to happen this time.

    Where will the wedding be, what will she wear, we know that the Duchess of Cambridge will be there,and the Duke!  Do you think the guests will wear outfits as beautiful as those we stock in chesca? Chiffon, lace, silk, sensuous fabrics, in the most fashionable styles.  We already have a waiting list for our blush chiffon dress with trellis embroidery overtop -matching hat on order, nude satin shoes-perfect for the most fashionable wedding..

    Honeymoon in St Barts? What will she wear?  Has she seen our sandals? our kimonos or our sarongs?  Don;t forget our jeans from Not your daughter's jeans, Gardeur, Michelle magic, Gerry Weber, Frank Walder, maybe not-but you can order them  in sizes 10-24  Tshirts with lace, mesh trim, sequins, beads, subtle or showy in brands such as  Joseph Ribkof, Betty Barclay and Weber. Evenings no problem with Gina Bacconi, Tahari, Michaela Louise--just turn to franchescafashion.com for the most desirable outfits for any honeymoon

     

     

    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • Pippa is engaged!


    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • Chelsea flower show

    i have always wanted to go to the Chelsea flower show--a few days off, a touch of sunshine, gorgeous colours, interesting style inspired by countries all over the world.

    so this year, we have taken bouquets of sweepeas, planted them on diaphanous chiffon and styled them into a pretty blouson blouse and a figure flattering skirt with soft godets.  Wear them together as a faux dress, or pop the blouse over a pair of white skinny jeans or try the skirt with our embroidered ivory tshirt.

    Country garden not to your taste, visit the Imperial Garden, with ferns of aqua and lime paired with lime blocks on a bed of ivory jersey and you will visit the East in our so useful jersey twinset.  I will be wearing the jersey top with the bright turquoise linen coat and my black skinny trousers for lunch on Fathers' Day

    Love orchids, remember the succulence of the Orchid Room in Kew, the warmth and serenity and the dazzling colours climbing all over the room, and then gaze in wonder our sensuous  tunic, simply styled with round neck and three quarter sleeves, with a twist of style with its diagonal hem and lined with navy georgette peeping through at the hem.

    Have a colourful summer , and forget the weather outside!

     

    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • The Hottest Hues in Town

    Orange is hot! All the fashion editors are mad about orange in all its hues. Try our latest dress in ombre chiffon which combines pinks and corals and has a lovely drop side hem.  A matching shawl in ombre completes the outfit--or try on its own over anything! to brighten up a dark colour or a pair of your favourite jeans!  A Statement orange handbag?  A coral cotton jacket over that little black cotton dress?

    I feel happy in any shade--i have my eye on a pair of rosy coral trousers with a hint of stripe which is coming in on the 16th May, to lengthen my little legs! and an ivory a.m.s jersey top with a hint of faggoting to flatter my new sun kissed cheeks (from the weekend ahead by the beach in Brighton)

    I love the orange print sarong featured in this week's newsletter-- note, must book a holiday and buy this to go over black swimsuit.

    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • May Day

    Weather is improving-definitely, i have it on good authority.  And the event season is upon us.  Whether weddings, race days, Henley, Glyndbourn, it is time to buy that special outfit for that spring event. Unusual orchids bloom on our latest outfit.  We have fashioned  exquisite satin back crepe in palest aqua , added a bouquet of prints to the front of the camisole and  the back of the jacket, added a calf-length skirt, cut them on the bias  to flatter-and wow, you will have the most chic outfit in town.

    Prefer the jacket in plain, with the reverse satin cuffs and lapels, still looks great with the skirt which has a matching satin band-just add an ivory satin back crepe top-add a matching aqua hat-stunning!

    Not your taste? Try an aqua crepe jersey coat in modern bell shape , add matching aqua jersey top and black palazzos or slimline pull-ons for understated elegance,  chesca has designed an aqua range, the colour is subtle, the fabrication sensual and the fit fantastic

    Alternatively, pick our coral textured cotton, add a black jacket in the same fabric and a coral hatinator -and you will be a winner at the races.  A balloon hem dress, a shaped jacket which is shaped lower at the back for the ultimate in style-add our wide-brimmed  coral hat for panache with a capital P!  

    chesca is there at the smartest events-with 5 gold star rating!

    Posted by Jacqui Green