The Edge of Love

The Edge of Love: A Guide to Winter Dressing

As you might have guessed by now, we often turn to the movies for our style inspiration. And why wouldn’t we? Production designers, set designers and costume designers spend months preparing every detail, a little different from my frozen shuffling in front of my wardrobe on a winter’s morning. That shuffle is made longer by the fact that 60% of my wardrobe is made up dainty vintage dresses, beautiful but not entirely practical for an icy walk to work. One of the most beautifully designed films in recent times, The Edge of Love, starring Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller is the perfect guide to bringing your summery vintage dresses through autumn and winter. Here are some of my favourite images from the film.

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This might flirt closer to spring dressing but look, chunky socks, thick boots and masculine hats are all perfect for cosying up your floaty florals.

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This is more like it. Chunky knits in bright block colours look great over vintage prints.

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Mix and match your prints for some added interest.

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Beautiful bobbled knits look extra cosy.

Here are some of our attempts at the look instore!

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CAROUSEL CELEBRATES THE COCKTAIL DRESS!

 

Lights are beginning to twinkle and the smell of cinnamon is in the air! We are feeling that festive buzz in town and we can’t wait to get dolled up for some Christmas parties! We’ve got beautiful new dresses in Carousel that we are drooling over and can’t wait to team up with our high heels and dance the night away. And what’s a party without a yummy cocktail in hand? We’ve got some recipes for holiday drinks that are sure to be a hit!

 

Here’s our gorgeous new Emily and Fin Grace Dress in black. Perfect for any dancing occasion!

http://www.ilovecarousel.com/emily-fin-grace-black-dress-by-emily-fin-black.html

And wouldn’t it look good with a Buck’s Club? Here’s how to shake one up.

Buck’s Club

gin 30ml
cherry brandy 5ml
fresh orange juice 45ml
fresh tangerine juice 15ml
champagne 90ml

Next up is the Emily and Fin Grace dress in pink with a delicate floral pattern. Perfect for the girly party girl!

http://www.ilovecarousel.com/emily-fin-grace-pink-dress-by-emily-fin-pink.html

And wouldn’t you just love to be sipping on a Negroni in this outfit? Check out how to make one here:

Negroni

gin 30ml
sweet vermouth 30ml
Campari 30ml
prosecco 30ml
Build in an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with an orange slice

Finally we have the polka party number: Emily and Fin’s Susan dress. Let out your romantic side with this navy and white stunner!

http://www.ilovecarousel.com/emily-fin-susan-dress-by-emily-fin-navy.html

This drink might take a bit longer to make but it sure does sound worth it!

Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum is better made with your own house-made spiced rum instead
of store-bought
spiced rum 60ml, see below
boiling hot water 120ml
butter a knob
brown sugar to taste
Garnish with a sprinkling of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick

To make your spiced rum: in a 1 litre glass bottle place
Havana Club Añejo 3-Year 750ml
vanilla bean 1 split lengthwise
whole cloves 3
cinnamon sticks 2
ginger 1 fingertip-sized piece
black peppercorns 5
whole nutmeg ⅛ piece
Steep for 3 to 4 weeks, gently shaking the bottle once every few days. Strain
through a coffee filter, sweeten with sugar to taste and bottle. It can be stored
indefinitely, and the flavour improves with age

-Sasha Hamrogue