Pretty Eccentric

The Tea Trail

Decadence permeates the elegant tea rooms at Ladurée Royale (laduree.com). Ideally located near the luxe shopping district of the Champs-Élysées and the pleasant Tuileries Garden, the 19th-century salon is renowned for its pastel-hued macarons. A fire in what was originally just a bakery sparked a redesign: it became one of the first tea rooms in Paris to fuse a café and a cake shop, serving aromatic blends and professionally baked delicacies under one roof. Today, the refined atmosphere remains, and the extensive menu boasts over 20 teas, traditional artisan patisseries,... Read More

16/08/2015

The Pretty Eccentric Guide to Getting Hitched

Getting married? Now if that’s not an excuse to get the best frock EVER we don’t know what is! But the dress – fabulous as it may be – is only one part of your huge day. If you are looking for something a little bit different – and chances are if you’re reading Pretty Eccentric then you are – look no further for inspiration on how to tie the knot in style. We’ve read the books, talked to the experts and scoured that thing they call the Internet…in other... Read More

12/08/2015

Actress Kimberly Marren pays Pretty Eccentric a visit

When actress and model Kimberly Marren got in touch about her magazine shoot, we were delighted to help style her. She rocked up with photographer Joseph Hunwick at our Bond Street, Brighton store and we had great fun dress her up. Sam picked out an exquisitely beaded silver grey Brooks dress and a 1940s style Elisa dress in aqua fan print. Then down to the beach with a red pagoda parasol. If you haven’t discovered 24-year-old Kimberley yet, her modelling career took off when she was first “scouted” in the 2006 Miss... Read More

15/07/2015

Designs on Style

Here at Pretty Eccentric we just love a stroll down fashion’s memory lane. So imagine our delight when we were invited to peek into the wonderful world of vintage fashion illustrations. In the days before selfies and instagram the fashion world was a very different place. As catwalk models sashayed in couture from the world’s fashion houses, artists studied every fabric fold and drape. Then back out on the pavement post-show they furiously sketched what they could remember. Angela Landels ‘Jubilee II’ “We weren’t allowed to actually draw during the... Read More

15/10/2014
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Street Spy

We know that the people who wear old fashioned glamour best are… well, you! With a keen eye and vivid imagination our lovely Pretty Eccentric customers pick the best pieces for their wardrobe and then mix them up to create a look that is all their own. You inspire us – and other customers – to do the same! To launch our new series of Street Spy features, which will focus a – softly flattering – spotlight on stylish women talking about their look, we thought we’d volunteer the Pretty Eccentric girls... Read More