A couple of weeks ago I was invited by the lovely Natasha at Motel Rocks to come and view the designs from the brands latest endeavour ‘Motel Designer Collective.’ The first collaboration sees the brand team up with Rhianna Ellington, a designer featured in Glamour’s Ones to Watch for 2015.
A freelance textile designer, Rhianna, learnt the industry ropes whilst interning with Holly Fulton, finding confidence and demand to produce prints to expttremely varied clients inlduing The White Pepper, Kuccia and All Bar One.
Having built a solid fan base for her stunning botanic inspired imagery, now seems like the perfect time to create a range emblazoned with her name. There would be no point Motel collaborating with the designer and completely abandoning the aesthetic she is applauded for, but it has been give a special twist for the occasion.
Her trademark style is nature seen portrayed in vivid colour pop and neon prints, but for this collection everything gets a bit moody. Perfectly tuned in for Autumn/Winter the collection exists in tactile velevt, a black base given highlight via electric blue thistles and red wild flowers.
The morning was hosted at The Happenstance, in a stunning room below ground decorated, quite aptly, with thistles and flowers. The spread was a stark change to my usual breakfast of Curiously Cinnamon, or any opened chocolate/biscuit packet then happens to be waiting on my bed-side table.
I was already cock-a-hoop at the prospect of starting my day with some fresh juice and a pain au chocolat, then I read the custom Rhianna Ellington menus seeing we would be able to choose from a selection of yummy egg options. Us bloggers are spoilt rotten sometimes!
The range was on a rail so we could have a proper look and stroke of the designs. Let’s face it, we all love to feel up clothes, and it’s even more enjoyable when they happen to be velvet. I was conscious of the fact I might get some yolk or molten chocolate on them though (messy eater)! Quite often designs come to life when worn though, and these ones certainly looked the bomb in the campaign shots that were displayed on a screen in the room. What was extremely obvious from viewing the collection is how considered the cut, silhouette, hem lengths of the designs are. Not only are there extremely current shapes, like the jumpsuit pictured above, there really is something for everyone.
If you like a 2 piece, they’ve got that covered, the top featuring straps which flatter a female shoulder and a skirt high waisted enough to flatter many different body shapes . The skirt would also work just well over opaque tight or knee high socks.
There is also an odarable dress with a 1920’s drop waist, for those that don’t like to feel too constricted and nipped in – a perfect day to evening dress.
Make sure you head to MOTEL ROCKS to see the complete collection.
Look how lovely these prints are!!
My yummy eggs Benedict
Thanks to Motel Rocks for inviting me down, and how lovely to spend the morning with some other bloggers! Lovely to be able to get some advice and rant about bloggy issues with people that understand.