Occasion Style: Lace

Thursday, April 20, 2017 0

Timeless lace will never go out of style, and is one of our occasion wear heroes. Choose this beautiful fabric for classic looks, or try lace designs reworked into contemporary shapes and patterns. We've selected five of our favourite pieces that you'll wear season after season.   Fantasia  This dress features a structured lace bodice, with corset style ...

In the Spotlight: Trench Coats

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 0

In the spotlight this month, it's the trench. We look back on the history and timeless appeal of this classic coat, from its military heritage to its status as a cult piece.    Heritage brands Burberry and Aquascutum have both laid claim to the creation of the trench; Thomas Burberry invented the coat's gabardine fabric in 1879, and ...

Your Easter Guide

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 0

This month we're saying hello to an extra long weekend, hot cross buns and the beginning of some serious chocolate eating. Whether you're hosting family, or planning some special days out for the kids, read on for our pick of the best things to wear, read, eat and do this long weekend (while keeping your ...

Occasion Style: Embellishment

Here at Phase Eight, we're magpies for embellishment. A little - or in some cases, a lot- of extra sparkle, makes our occasion wear styles even more eye-catching. Feast your eyes on some of our favourite extra special pieces, perfect for extra special occasions.  Elfreda Dress The stunning beaded bodice of this dress is wonderfully contrasted with the chiffon ...