Thanksgiving Décor

Pretty Polly’s Thanksgiving Décor

Cin, from our Pretty Polly USA team, tells us how she loves to jazz up her decorations for the Thanksgiving festivities...

Who does not love Thanksgiving?  Aside from eating delicious foods and spending time with our loved ones, it is also the time of year to prep our homes in the most chic and fashionable manner. This Thanksgiving holiday
the Pretty Polly team is sharing the best ways to recycle old, scathed and lacey tights.
Dress those mini pumpkins and use them as décor for your holiday party.
 
What you will need:
 
1. Small size pumpkins
2. Spray paint (you pick the color, but white and metallic will be a lot more festive)
3. Your choice of recycled Pretty Polly tights
4. A hot glue gun
 
Instructions

 
1. Tear the stem off
2. Wipe the pumpkin clean
3. Spray paint the pumpkin
4. Cut your Pretty Polly tight in half (one leg for each pumpkin)
5. Push the pumpkin through the tight
6. Cut off the excess fabric
7. Tie a knot and enjoy!
 
If your looking to make your Thanksgiving décor a little more fun, add some metallic accent leaves
or tie a pretty bow around the knot. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Outfit of the Week: F&F at Tesco.com

Welcome to Pretty Polly's Outfit of the Week. Every week, we'll feature an outfit from one of our fabulous Pretty Polly retailers. We'll give you inspiration on what to wear with your Pretty Polly tights.

This weeks retailer: Tesco
Wear it with: Pretty Polly™ Shape It Up Tum & Bum Shaper Tights

About the tights.


Your rear rocks! Give your bum a lift with Tum & Bum Lift Shaper Tights by Pretty Polly Shape It Up. Tum & Bum Shaper Tights are made using LYCRA®BEAUTY, making them super comfortable and giving a medium level of control. Feel confident with instant tummy control and a cheeky lift to your bum! Also available in Nude.

Now you feel confident and sexy F&F Limitd Edition Leather - Look dress will never look so good! Bringing your wardrobe bang up to date, it has scultping side panels defining your figure and a neat round neck and sleevless cut will keep your look sophisticated. It is fully lined and has a concealed zip for a sleek finish.


The tailored F&F Limited Edition Black Boucle Biker Jacket features fashion forward exposed zips, is fully lined and is made from classic black textural boucle, finished with an asymetrical collar.
The perfect finish with the Leather-Look dress or any other Winter outfit!

Sneak this season's Velvet Clutch Bag into your evening outfit for extra impact! Sleek large patent clutch, with a velvet flap and gold toned hardware with intircate cut-work detail and black faceted stone. The Green Crystal and Hematite Bracelet is a fabulous addition to any outfit. Finish your statement look off with the High Platform Shoes, with a suede feel and almond toe. The perfect dramatic finishing touch!

Yet another gorgeous WInter outfit!

Enjoy!

PP x

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Festive Fantasy

FESTIVE FANTASY

Now that we are officially in the grip of winter, my attention has turned to all things festive to get me through the short days and chilly nights. This year, we are hosting Christmas for our family.

That’s eleven hungry people in my dining room waiting for arguably, the most important meal of the year, to be beautifully presented and taste delicious!
It’s a scary prospect, but as it’s a whole 4 weeks away, I am still living in a fantasy land of how the day will go.

My Christmas table will have a homely, vintage feel, there will be snow outside, candles burning and the room will be filled with laughter and Bing Crosby.
I will look amazing, in a fifties dress, victory rolls in my hair, backseam tights and heels. The cooking will appear effortless, just like my winged eyeliner………. and then elves will do the washing up.

Outfit of the Week: New Look

Welcome to Pretty Polly's Outfit of the Week. Every week, we'll feature an outfit from one of our fabulous Pretty Polly retailers. We'll give you inspiration on what to wear with your Pretty Polly tights.

This weeks retailer: New Look
Wear it with: Pretty Polly™ Nylons 10 Denier Gloss Stockings

About the tights.

Get that retro-chic look with these Pretty Polly 10 denier gloss stockings. A sleek and sexy cover up this season, these high gloss stockings are the perfect way to go. Irresistibly soft to touch, making your legs ultra smooth, from the office to girly nights out this sheer pair are fabulous for going under that LBD.

sexy cover up this season these high gloss stockings are the perfect way to go. From the office to girly nights out, this sheer pair are great for wearing under that LBD.
Read more at http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/accessories/pretty-polly-black-10-denier-glossy-stockings-_294690101#MSfO4fVRerOj7iRC.99

Black Crepe Layered Slip Dress is the must have style of the moment, this flattering strappy swing dress looks great with almost anything! Keep it sophisticared with some fabulous court shoes and a clutch, or rock it with some ankle boots and a biker jacket. Either options, completely effortless looking!

New Look's Black Leather Waterfall Jacket gives the classic biker look a feminine twist that's perfec for injecting an edge into evening styles. It's such a versatile item, every Autumn/Winter wardrobe should have one!

The Black Cow Hair Leopard Print Panel Court Shoe! What else can we say but, wow! Step out in style and bring a little luxury with these sleek and sophisticated pointed courts! Perfect for lifting simple staples.

Gold Mesh Box Clutch will polish off your evening looks and make you work classic girly glam! We love!

And to finish, the Gold Flower Filigree Stretch Bracelet. A gorgeous way to finish, adding detail and delicacy to a simplistic outfit.

We love this outfit! It is so versatile and could be altered for any occasion with only the swap of one item!

Enjoy!

PP x

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My Pretty Polly Week

A little about me and my obsession with all things hosiery!

I've always admired the impact that hosiery has on an outfit and the significance that statement pieces have had throughout fashion history. Think of a 40's back seam, the bright opaques of the 60's, Jessie J in her 'I'm Laddered' tights, and the incredible freshness that designers unleashed on the SS14 catwalks this year. Anna Sui, Louis Vuitton and of course House of Holland to name a few.

For a designer, hosiery is anything but boring, I simply love it.

Monday

Its been a bust few weeks, so today I'm emails and ticking everything off my once astronomic list, it felt great...well as great as a Monday can go!

After lunch I focus on reworking some designs that require a few tweak and I end my day with conference calls to our overseas factory's. Checking on developments, making sure everything's on schedule, catching up generally.

Back at home, I choose to celebrate a productive day with a large glass of my favourite red wine, Montepulciano Di Abruzzo.

Tuesday

So, today we finalised the colour palette for a very special range. Here at the Pretty Polly HQ we're going a tad crazy for a certain little character. Last week it was announced to the world that Pretty Polly will be working with Hello Kitty, and we cannot wait for her to hit the shops!

With months of designing, long meetings with our PP team, the enthusiasm and excitement is growing, we just cant wait! We've focused on creating a hosiery and sock range with a diverse variety of designs, both subtle and bold, and we really hope you'll love them as much as we did designing them. These are going to be just purrrfect for Glastonbury 2014!

Wednesday

With Hello Kitty finalised this week, we can now turn our focus to the queen bee- Pretty Polly hosiery. Not many designers have the advantage of a huge factory-base roaring away below them, so today I'm off down there with our fun team of technicians to work on our Autumn/ Winter 2014 range, yes AW14, crazy!

We began this season by creating focused trends, this is the highlight of the year for me, there so much inspiration darting around the office. We search all over for inspiration for our boards, trend forecasting websites, catwalks, shopping trips, exhibitions, museums... pretty much anywhere and everywhere.

We put together four main themes (which can take months) and then present boards to our internal teams, we then follow on with artwork that each trend.

Today, we'll be checking each concept sample and making sure that were happy with the pattern, layout and shades. I'll be taking the mood boards down with me to make sure were still working in line with the trends.

Thursday

Our collaboration with Patternity was featured in Grazia magazine this week.
One of the most rewarding aspects of this job is press releases like these. When a celeb is 'papped' looking great in our designs, we get really giddy! You see everyone's hard work come together, and we can just sit back and grin like Cheshire cats.
I'm shopping today on Oxford Street. Mid-November is such a brilliant time of year  to come, the festive tingle is in the air, but without the crazy crowds. We try to hit the high street at least once a month, so we can see what's out there, who's doing what and who's doing it well. Very occasionally we have time to treat ourselves after the tough job of shopping all day, and I was back in time for pate and wine with the girls. Its beginning to feel a lot like the weekend!

Friday

Half day! We finish at 2pm (something to do with traditional factory working hours) and I'm not complaining. We have a few internal meetings to prepare for next week, and I knuckle down to some new designs.

A coffee/ crisp sarnie later and its time to go.

I'm off back down to London to celebrate my sister's 30th, can't wait!