What to wear to Chelsea In Bloom

What to wear to Chelsea In Bloom

Dear KNOMI readers, 

The world class alternative flower show is back, this year for its 12th anniversary. Didn't manage to get tickets for the flower show? Not a problem. From the 22nd to the 27th of May, the streets of Chelsea will be transformed with beautiful floral displays, while retailers, restaurants and hotels compete by adorning themselves with creative designs. This year's theme, inspired by adventure, discovery and exotic animals, is 'Floral Safari'.

If you're planning on adventuring around the streets of London's most exclusive district during this exciting time, we've thought of the perfect outfits for the occasion. Whether you're visiting straight after work or on a day that you've got all to yourself, here's some suggestions on what to wear to enjoy this event in style while also staying comfortable. 

If it's your day off and you're determined to stay comfy but don't want to compromise style, opt for some casual jeans paired up with a chic top to elevate the look. Sliders and a small bag to store your precious belongings that you can't leave the house without. No need for large bags, not carrying any work around today. 

Got work but still don't want to miss out on this event? A perfect outfit that can take you from work to free time is one that you can feel comfortable in while looking sharp at the same time. You'll definitely need a pair of comfortable shoes if you're going to strolling around Chelsea admiring the work from all the contestants taking part in the flower show. Opt for a large day bag that can fit everything you'll need at work plus some space for any flowers you might pick here and there. 

Have you woken up feeling girly but want to add a little edge? Opt for a summery dress paired with combat booties. Throw on a pair of sunglasses and start exploring Chelsea in all its beauty when it's adorned in flowers. 

Which out of these three do you think you would most go for?

 

With love,

The KNOMI team 

12 tropical picks for summer

12 tropical picks for summer

Can't make it to the islands this year? That's not a problem. When your wardrobe is full of tropical prints and bold colours, you'll feel just as if you were on the beach sipping on a piña colada.

However if you do have a little tropical getaway planned, we can help you in deciding what to pack!

 The flamboyant flamingo is undoubtedly the star of the season, you can find it on everything from shoes, bags to cardholders and more.

This summer is also all about wearing fun pieces in tropical prints to add a touch of uniqueness to any outfit, as well as daring to bare with off-the-shoulder shirts to keep you fresh under the summer heat. 

The time to store your socks at the back of the drawer is just around the corner. Invest in some statement sandals or ballerina flats which can elevate any look and keep you feeling fresh and comfortable wherever you go. All while looking effortlessly glam, of course. 

To help you make a tropical style statement here are our 12 picks for your summer wardrobe!

With Love,

The KNOMI team

5 personalised fashion picks to make you smile

5 personalised fashion picks to make you smile

Everything looks and feels better when it's personalized, that's a fact! Whether it's a monogrammed pair of shoes, a necklace with your name or a snazzy Anya Hindmarch bag which you can create and adorn with your own handwriting. Here's our pick of the top five personalised accessories to buy now. 

1. Anya Hindmarch 'Build Your Bag' 

Start from a simple, everyday bag, and make it unique by choosing  your favorite handle, strap and decorative accessories from a rich capsule collection. 

If you prefer something more simple, but still personalised to you, emboss your own handwriting into a coin purse or any other leather accessory.

2. French Sole Monogram Slippers 

The Frenchs Sole smoking slippers are the ultimate statement shoe. Completely made-to-order, to your choice of fabric, embroidery color and type of the initials. 

3. Milli Millu's 'Say it with numbers' embossing

A whole new way of personalising your accessories or a gift. A memorable date, a place. Whatever is most personal and special to you.

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4. Wolf & Badger - Whistle and Bingo alphabet necklace

Create your own combination of letters to spell out your name, that of someone who is special to your or simply a motto that you live your life by! 

5. La Portegna's personalized sneakers

The actual perfect pair of sneakers is the one that's exclusive to you! At La Portegna you can make your sneakers unique by getting your initials embossed in the color that you like the most. 

With Love,

The KNOMI team

Go behind the scenes at London Craft Week

Go behind the scenes at London Craft Week

Hello KNOMI readers,

The third edition of London Craft Week officially begins tomorrow and some of our partner boutiques are taking part by revealing how some of their iconic products are crafted. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain an exclusive insight into some of the best British brands and how their products come to life. 

Making a Mackintosh. 4th May 11:00 — 16:00

Making a Mackintosh. 4th May 11:00 — 16:00

Learn about the construction of the iconic British rubberised mac, which is still handmade today in Glasgow. The 'Making a Mackintosh' event will see a demonstration of the traditional making techniques and the modern production methods hosted by the Mackintosh Factory Manager, Scott Sheridan alongside the Coat Making Manager, John McGuire. 

HOSTEM Presents | The New Road Residence

HOSTEM Presents | The New Road Residence

For the duration of London Craft Week, visitors are invited to peruse Hostem's curated guesthouse, The New Road Residence. This immersive environment showcases furniture from Pierre Jeanneret, Lina Bo Bardi, Faye Toogood, Max Lamb, Christopher Howe and more alongside lifestyle products from Paris based brand CristaSeya.

Anya Hindmarch Bespoke. 3rd May 18:30 — 20:00

Anya Hindmarch Bespoke. 3rd May 18:30 — 20:00

London Craft Week gives you the chance to see Anya Hindmarch in conversation with Fashion Director of Tank Magazine, Caroline Issa. Anya will discuss her Bespoke collection, looking at how the brand blends modern technology with traditional leatherwork. Attendees can also purchase made-to-order leather accessories personalised with embossed drawings and handwritten messages.

Smythson Celebrates 130 Years with the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust. 4th-7th May

Smythson Celebrates 130 Years with the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust. 4th-7th May

To celebrate their 130th anniversary, Smythson are hosting a whole week of events and demonstrations during London Craft Week culminating in an exhibition exploring the brand’s rich history of innovation and craftsmanship. In association with The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, the exhibition will display never seen before pieces from Smythson’s 130-year-old archive, together with new, innovative products that the brand offers today.

Craft and luxury fashion with Eric Musgrave and panel including Kestin Hare and Kathryn Sargent. 3rd May 17:00 — 19:00

Craft and luxury fashion with Eric Musgrave and panel including Kestin Hare and Kathryn Sargent. 3rd May 17:00 — 19:00

KNOMI boutique partner Kestin Hare in Shoreditch will be hosting a panel discussing the importance of well-crafted clothes and the rise of urban luxury. Joining the Kestin Hare team on the panel includes fashion journalist Eric Musgrave as well as Harris Tweed Hebrides, Tailor, Kathryn Sargent and Lindsay McKean from Cats Brothers. 

For more information regarding London Craft Week visit www.londoncraftweek.com

With Love,

The KNOMI team

The Travel Accessories Edit

The Travel Accessories Edit

Dear KNOMI readers, 

Easter break has just gone, but we're already planning for the next holidays to come and the first box we want to tick on our checklist is the 'travel accessories' one. 

If you are as obsessed as us with anything travel related, take a look at a few of our favorite picks of the best travel accessories to accompany you throughout your adventures, wherever they may take you.

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With Love, 

The KNOMI team

What To Wear To A Festival

What To Wear To A Festival

Hello KNOMI readers, 

As you may know, festival season is not over yet. As a matter of fact, in the UK it is just about to start and because we know you are already stressing over what to wear, here's KNOMI's guide to a festival-perfect outfit.  

Dates you might want to note down are:

Isle of Wight Festival - 8-11 June

Glastonbury 21-25 June

Creamfields Festival 24-27 August

 

With Love,

The KNOMI team

NEW on KNOMI

NEW on KNOMI

Dear KNOMI readers,

We're extremely excited about our list of partners getting richer and richer every week, and because we want you to be as thrilled as we are, here's 4 of our latest additions to the KNOMI app.

 

Find the boutiques in our Shoreditch and Marylebone area guides on the KNOMI app.

With Love,

The KNOMI team