• Memories that last a lifetime

    It's that time of the year when people are planning what to wear on sensational cruises-whether to the Carribean or the Pacific and looking for some special party dresses. Or maybe, booking a wedding and looking for an outfit to turn heads--as a mother, aunt, sister, or even the centre of attention - the bride. A special dress to be photographed - feminine, a little frivolous or perhaps sophisticated- chesca specialises in outfits for those memorable events.

    And for the celebration, as this our tenth year draws to a close, type in "DRESS10" at the checkout on any full price dress order, and receive a 10% discount. on our brand new range-as our latest brochure claims, DRESS TO IMPRESS. Why are we doing this - well, we need to book more of our new ranges and we need your help.  We need to see what you, our most loyal customers choose, what sizes you buy and well, we think you should be paid for helping.   Your choices will enable us to plan more effectively-so please take advantage of this offer-and, thank you!

    Don't forget our stunning matching accessories, --and if you know, someone is planning a wedding, why don't you buy them a sparkling bag as a Christmas present, instead of a nice warm hat.

    More tomorrow....

    Please be aware that the way that you select the size of your garment has changed. When adding an item to your basket please make sure that you have selected a size by clicking the box with your chosen size.

    Jacqui

    Posted by Peter Gibson
  • Trashion and Fashion!

    Woke up this a.m to see the most amazing dress perfect for the red carpet, made of nespresso capsules (used and cleaned of course)!

    SOURCE: http://outilespyy.com/nespresso-trashion/
    Photos: Heather Mantila Dress: I & A remake of the ecodesign team
    Model: By / Paparazzi Make-up & hair: Senay Coco
    In collaboration with : Finland's Blog Media and Nespresso.

    I loved it, but what I noticed was the hard work that had got into it, the finish designer is so clever-and then compared it to all the hard work that goes into our evening dresses.  We have just launched "dress to impress"- have a look at our online brochure and you will see some sizziling dresses, but what you will not see, are the careful linings designed to streamline, the careful ruching at the back of each dress, designed to emphasise and trim the waist, the exact line of the bust detail and the curves we put into it--did you know we have 35 reviews for our ivory lace wedding dress on John Lewis bridal site. The dress seems simple but the tapework is placed to flatter and the lace has a special stretch, the curved seams at the hip are designed to minimise the hips with an exact flare and hidden godets, again to add glamour and to flatter.  Not only our brides, but their mums love this dress and yesterday a new delivery in NAVY -and our brand new colour LILAC. Our mesh dress, with sparkle at the neck and sleeves, has been extended, and is now ankle length-and champagne for bride,   mink for her mother, and capri blue for the bridesmaids.  You will note that chesca is no longer simply for the cruvy--we start our ocassion dresses at size 10!!  Attention to detail is my mantra, no matter if the dress is £95.00 or £300.

    Did you know, we have a cowl neck dress, apparently plain with a print cowl, and we have altered the cowl each time depending on the drape of the material, and the hem of the jersey, depending on its weight, and it is only £95.00.  You might not notice if you saw the pic, but believe me, it is different under the surface.

    Although, I do not look like the stunning model, wearing trashion, I am privileged to try on every dress and add my tiny tweaks to the shoulders, neckline, tops of arms-and to have developed our modern interpretations of Hollywood glamour--for night and day.

    So many girls have tried chesca once, and now, are our brand ambassadors!

    Thank you for the greatest opportunity-looking forward to the festive season.

     

    Jacqui Green

    Posted by Peter Gibson
  • Celebrating 10 years!

    To celebrate 2014, and our 10 year Anniversary, we have launched our new website. We do hope you like it, and find it easier and quicker to navigate. You can now order on your smartphone or tablet as well as computer, knowing that we have satisfied customers, who continue to come back again and again.

    We are proud of our outfits for weddings in oyster, champagne, pearl and ivory, and equally delighted about our fame as a favourite for the parents of the "happy couple".  We have a new brochure ready today for events , whether red carpet, cruising or a family wedding.

    And a new leaflet planned, The Little Black Dress Book, for all those events when the only choice is ....a L.B.D.

    Do send for a brochure, with a discount code--we can send by post or online.  Just let us know, and we will send you the brochure-and pop your name on our list for the Little Black Dress Book.

    Enough of that, for those who have not noticed that the wet weather is never far away, have a look at our quilted rainwear. 2 way zips, exclusive quilting, cross-dye fabrics,studs, pockets, concealed hoods, subtle colours --we have it all! As well as our American rainwear which is reversible and perfect for the most gala occasion, as well as every day. Team with a stunning scarf-or a fur hat and cravat for cooler days.

    Try a new "coatigan", a heavy jersey or jacquard coat , designed for the warmer climate of the U.K  post global warming.  The Editor's choice for cooler mornings which warm up to 13 or 14 degrees C. at lunch time.  People say no one's buying coats--well ,this is not so at chesca.

    This is the first of my blogs on the new website, do let me know what you think of them.

    Jacqui Green

    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • Take a Break

    Noted that John Lewis styling service chose our front of brochure tweed coat for Anna Foster , T.V. presenter for her weekend break wardrobe!

    Love the way our scalloped tweed coat has been styled with red accessories and leggings

    to quote the professional "a minimal weekend wardrobe for maximum impact-combining country elegance with a hint of funky fashionista!"

    could not have phrased it better myself-and I will be wearing tis to walk our brand new puppy on Hampstead Heath

    Source: INTU ELDON SQUARE MAGAZINE - AUTUMN WINTER 2014.

    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • Cool -and cosy -Comfort

    Back to last time's theme of coats!

    As promised, the repeat of my favourite ivory/black coatigan is in--with a wait list of 20, we are going to have a bumper week of internet sales...and for those who already have one, wait and see the same coat in our ivory/black snakeskin textured jersey, out this week! or, too much, ivory/black for your wardrobe? we are bringing forward this outstanding coatigan in navy box texture heavy weight jersey-lovely for now and perfect for early spring too-so an investment buy....

    Love our famous cable coat -well half coat and half cape-now available in this season's delicious aubergine. With cable knit collar and unique snaffle fastening, this will be elegant for evening, as well as eye catching for walking the dog, and meeting your own George Clooney!  

    prefer a sensible quilt? well ,look no further-for aubergine, navy,blue,  silver, mink, black--the list is neverending, and the devil's in the detail from snaffles, silver buttons -and each with at least one zip (the double zip of course which can be undone at the bottom so you can sit easily in bus or train)-abuyer from John Lewis once told me that she could see our black bonfire quilt stream out of the tube station in the morning.  How surprised she would be to see that now we have several sizes of our unique design, and a list of colours including two tone shot fabric in nght sky blue and aubergine

    Well we started on an aubergine theme and now we have ended on it-and remember a coat is not only cosy, but so COOL! If you buy nothing else this season, you must buy a coat

    Jacqui

    Posted by Jacqui Green