Tag Archive: Dune

Mar 16 2013

One For The Boys: Dune’s ‘Qwerty’ Hi-Tops


I know I don’t generally feature menswear, mainly because one I am a girl and like to share things I would love to wear, two unless Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck or Channing Tatum is wearing the piece of menswear it is just plain boring, and thirdly because the main man in my life doesn’t really want to feature on my blog.

But I had to make an exception for these cool ‘Qwerty’ keyboard soled hi-top trainers that I picked up for my boyfriend at Dune recently, I even stopped him for wearing them until I had snapped them as I didn’t want him to ruin the sole.

My boyfriend generally owns nearly as many shoes as I do and most would have to be trainers and he has quite a mix from superhero converse to Jamaican flag Pumas, and these cool hi-tops make a great addition as they are both casual and smart, which means they are perfect for him to wear to work with jeans.

What I love about these beauties is in the details – not only the ‘Qwerty’ keyboard sole, which is pretty cool, but the suede tipped toes, the off-white laces, the panel stitching all over, the huge sewn in tongue, and the aged leather – I really just love their slouchy vibe without being too cool.

What do you think of these hi-tops would you like your man to wear these?

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Buy His Style: Dune Shellshock Hi-Top Casual Trainers available at Dune, John Lewis, and House of Fraser in black or tan priced £75.Menswear-dune-7

May 14 2012

Shopping: Yeah The Kat Maconie Collection For Dune Is Finally Out

Back in March I shared the fab Kat Maconie collaboration for Dune, well nearly two months later they have finally hit the store, and with a weekend of sun under my belt I think I am going to need to invest in a pair of these flats.

I love the block heels, especially the ones with the Art Deco fan detailing, but these flats will see you through summer and will go with everything especially if you go for the black or the gold. What I love about these Soho Beach t-bar sandals has to be the combination of the adorable low block gold heel and the gold stud embellishments – seriously hot.

I really do think for £135, these glam flats will be the perfect day-to-night flats and in terms of a pay-per-wear ratio I really do think you will easily make your money back on them!!!

Now all I need to decide is black, hot pink or gold???

Mar 14 2012

Shopping: Get 20 Per Cent Off At Dune

Ready, steady, shop!!!

At the strike of 4pm today until lunchtime on Friday, March 16 high street shoe store Dune is offering a 20% off discount code off its full price items. There are lots of options in the collection from neon brights to ice-cream sugar hues, ballet flats with pointy, square and rounded toes, as well as Gatsby-inspired t-bars, studded gladiators, cute peep-toe wedges, and seriously everything in between. Oh and I nearly forgot they also have  a great range of accessories from sparkly clutches to daywear bags, as well as oversized sunglasses and scarves.

I have picked out a few of my favourite styles, but simply all you have to do is enter VIP15 at the checkout, just remember the code is only valid from 4pm today, until Noon on Friday, and only works once per customer.

Happy shopping shoe/bag lovers.

Mar 07 2012

I Heart: Kat Maconie For Dune

I do love a good collaboration, and the latest on my wish-list has to be the Kat Maconie shoe collection for Dune, especially the flats. The line inspired by a trip to Miami, consists of three styles – flats, and two heeled designs, all of which come in three different colours – black, taupe and bright fuchsia, and the best bit is that they all feature lots of Art Deco embellishments in the form of gold pyramid studs and pleated fan detailing.

This is one seriously hot collection, which hits Dune stores in mid-April, and I am lusting over all the fan detailing, pops of gold metal, and most of all the price tag won’t break the bank as the flats start at £65.

I do love the pop of pink but I think the jet black with the gold just looks gorgeous and I think these beauties will be my go-to shoes this summer. I can see myself wearing these with a maxi dress, denim mini, or even a cocktail dress they are so exquisite.

Sep 11 2011

Hot Trend: Dune – Snakeskin Shoes


Snakeskin print was seen on the autumn/winter catwalks of Prada, Gucci and Missoni and it is a huge trend on the highstreet. With trends as striking as snakeskin I always think unless you love wearing bold, work the look with your accessories, and for me snakeskin shoes are the hottest way!

There is a lot of choice out there but I loved the AW11 collection from Dune, especially its flats vs heels in the snakeskin stakes!! You will have seen the heel in Dune’s ad campaign, it is where I first stopped it on my flick through Vogue, and how spot on is that blue/green snakeskin to what Gucci sent down the runway? But for me its those loafers that I think will look amazing dressed with skinny jeans and an oversized jumper.

Will you be working the snakeskin look?

Jun 04 2011

Designer Copy: Dune vs Lanvin Pom Poms

I have been searching for a pair of pom pom flats since I saw Rachel Bilson wearing the gorgeous Lanvin Pom Pom sandals, well it seems Dune has answered my wishes.

For only £55, Dune has these flower pom pom flats in two colours black or my favourite pink, I just love the  raffia rope footbed. Just think how cute these will be with a maxi dress, denim shorts or even a little black dress, also they look super comfie.

If you are still interested in the designer version then head on over to Mytheresa.com, as they were the only place I could find them still in stock. Priced £239, yes they are actually in the sale, I do love the two-tone pom pom in orange and pink. I have to admit the Dune ones are a great copy, but I would love to own these.

Which ones do you prefer?

Nov 28 2010

SS11 Press Day: Dune Gives us Olivia Rubin Shoes

Pic: Dune - spring/summer 2011

Dune hosted their spring/summer 2011 press last week *sorry taken me so long to post* and they showcased one of their strongest collections to date. I have always found Dune one of my go-to-shops for boots and going out heels, its quality all the way, and for SS11 I was pleasantly surprised by the choice that they had on offer.

Of course the exciting collaboration with Olivia Rubin caught most of my attention as this was the first time I had seen the 12 shoe designs. Hitting stores from early March, the capsule line features three of Olivia’s signature prints and ranges from the timeless Mary-Jane pump to the on-trend 70s inspired wedge. To top it all off, it isn’t just shoes, there are also two totes and a clutch bag to complete the outfit.

Dune: Olivia Rubin Brings Her Prints To Heels

Prices start from £45 for a beautiful multi-coloured pashmina scarf to £110 for the statement raffia platform sandals *my favourites*.

‘It has been an incredible experience working with Dune on this collaboration and bringing a selection of my signature prints onto a range of both classic and contemporary shoes and accessories. They understand my vision as a designer and together we worked on creating a collection that has something for everybody-I can’t wait to wear them myself!’. Olivia Rubin.

This is such a great collaboration and I was pleased with how the line had turned out. I love the black and white print, but for me the multi-coloured print gets my vote everytime. Bring on the summer as these heels are going to turn heads!!

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