This weekend however, I discovered an amazing step up from traditional online shopping with Style:Shake. This fab new site lets you become a fashion designer for the day. And what's more, you can take home your final wonderful creation without even having to sew! Styleshake works on a three step principle: choose your fabrics, design your dream dress, it arrives at your door (in a cute cotton bag) in 10 days. The site, however, should come with a health warning: don't visit unless you have at least an hour to spend designing dresses because it is seriously addictive. Here are some of my designs to prove it!
The truly amazing thing about this site is the total freedom you have to create something wonderful: you choose the colour, the skirt, the bodice, the sleeves, the neckline: and you can even add embellishments like belts, bows, and jewels at the end. And the functionality is incredibly simple to use to: just follow the instructions and be as creative as you like
You can also change the colour of the fabric for different parts of the dress, which means you can be as sophisticated or as wacky (and in this case, colour blind) as you like:
Zac Posen dress (from netaporter.com) £1420.00
'Zac Posing' dress (Designed by me) £99.00
Miu Miu silk dress (Netaporter.com) £435.00
'My Miu' silk dress (Designed by me) £99.00
Ok, so i'm not a fashion designer! But you get the idea: Bespoke designs at a tiny (comparatively) price, just the way you want them! Styleshake therefore gets a very deserved fabfrocks thumbs up. And believe me, we dont give those out very often!