• 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
  • Easter Egg Hunt

    Maybe you'd like a little fun with a prize at the end of it?  Last week we had pink eggs scattered through the chesca website, this week, they are orange.  We will add some more throughout next week  and if you click on to them, you will get an Easter gift worth up to 30% discount off that item.

    There are dresses, knits, jerseys and even coats for those of you who are still feeling the chill-or who need that special coat for a christening, the races, or because you live in Northumberland, North Wales, or Scotland! I noticed we sold 2  blue  barrel coats this week in chesca, JohnLewis Partnership Newcastle and even one orange wool in House of Fraser Glasgow.

    Then , we introduce our Easter "bonnets".  Our hats are now so popular that they sell in their dozens, and often, by Ascot, we are completely sold out.  Have a look on line and just add a note and we will send you a complimentary hat box as our gift.

    Editor's note: just bought a pair of Michele jeans and a Basler t shirt from our sister website, www,franchescafashion.com , perfect for that Easter break I have ahead.  do log on and see the brands, some of which go up to size 26 -(a chesca 24 to our loyal customers)

    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • Imogen is set to wow Hollywood!

    Met the most fascinating lady today in  the Designer Room in John Lewis Oxford Street, Imogen Sutton .  She has been nominated for a Bafta and an Oscar for her short animated film, Prologue-and needed outfits for Kensington Palace, Bafta ceremony and a host of festivities in Los Angeles.  Quite dizzy learning about lunches, cocktail parties, parties and that special red carpet ceremony, when needless to say, she will be stunninngly attired in chesca!  A diminutive size 3, we had a great afternoon, trying on jersey tops, (she bought a navy striped cardi to go with a pair of easy pull on navy pants and a zany black and ivory stripe to go with the same trousers in black) , velvet dresses and a mouthwatering pleated dress in midnight for the red carpet.

    I am so flattered that she has been a customer of ours for ten years, on  Jlp online, in jlp Bristol and in our own  shop in Regent parade, Leamington Spa where her sister lives.  I am really privileged  to chat with so many interesting ladies, be it Imogen, or Lesley , a teacher who was worrying about her young son's wedding ,and who bought our 5 star reviewed navy cornelli dress with jacket, or the lady who had come all the way from Dorset to try on a 3 piece trouser outfit for that special event.

    I love visiting the stores and the amazing insights I have into the lives of people all over the country and i learn such a lot-and hope i bring that knowledge into making curvy ladies confident and elegant.

    Join with me in wishing Imogen the best of luck at both events, I for one will be watching closely tomorrow and in the coming weeks,


    Posted by Jacqui Green