• olympic GOLD

    Well done to Mo, Jennifer  and all the amazing athletes who have made us third so far in the league tables.  It is amazing how such a small country can do so well-and the lottery funding has paid a big part, I have heard.

    Why not go out and celebrate with a new outfit from chesca.  Just had delivered a brand new story featuring cobalt and navy blue, ideal for the hot weather now, but well able to take you through to autumn.  A print dress or "blacket-" (a button through top jersey top which can be worn closed as a top or open as a cardigan  Wear this stunning print cardi over our newest navy or cobalt dress which is cotton with elastane on the bodice and a drapey chiffon skirt.  Or try our latest trousers, easy pull on straight leg trousers with a stitch through front crease. (with just a hint of elastane for a winning  tailored  shape.

    Not keen on a print, but love our newest trouser, try one of our cotton rich shaped cotton rich textured button through blackets in cobalt or navy.  The back is buttoned with a hint of matching chiffon showing through or buy all of them and have the perfect capsule wardrobe for that trip to Rio.



    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • 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