Category: Be Inspired

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

July 11, 2014 in: A Day in the Life Of, Be Inspired, Coast Moments, In the Know

This week we welcome our guest blogger, Bianca from the Coast Digital Team

Here she shares with us her recent trip to the Henri Matisse exhibit at the sunny Tate Modern.

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‘If you have not already I urge you to visit the latest Henri Matisse exhibition; Be warned nothing quite prepares you for the beauty and scale of Matisse’s late work shown at the Tate Modern until the 7th September 2014.

 Henri Matisse - The Parakeet and the Mermaid 1952

Henri Matisse (1869 – 1854) was one of the most innovative painters of the twentieth century but for the last seventeen years of his life due to health problems turned to cutting shapes from painted paper.

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As his strength declined, the scale of his cut-outs increased. The exhibition shows the development of these cut-outs and the beauty of life even as we face its end.’

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So why not take some time this weekend to go and see the works of this late French Master, take a walk along the Thames and grab an ice cream in the sunshine? Or the rain… of course.

Coast AW 2014 Press Day: Dressing Up Is Fun!

May 16, 2014 in: Be Inspired, Coast Moments, In the Know, Trend Report

On Wednesday, across London in a gorgeous Fitzroy Square town house Coast previewed our fabulous new AW14 collection to a collection of industry insiders.

18{Winter Pastel Gowns and Canapes}

Arriving to their very own personalised Coast coffee cups, the world’s fashion press and bloggers were whisked up the stunning Georgian stairwell decorated with inspiring words and accessory-laden fluffy clouds to the see our beautiful new collection for Autumn Winter 2014.

01{Pug puppies: the ultimate AW14 accessory}

17{Gorgeous Blooms and Winter Pastels}

Surrounded by autumn leaves, our guests were taken on a wonderful journey in the day of a Coast customer. Starting the day with Modern Romance, where winter pastels and florals were set against the background of fresh cut peonies, hyacinths and hydrangeas. Hidden amongst the fresh blooms were highlights of our new collection of statement jewellery in fondant shades and boucle clutch bags.

13{Pastel Coats and Eyelash Knits}

12{Statement Jewels with Textured Dresses}

04{Textured Bags in pale blues, baby pinks and chartreuses}

03{The key Fluffy Knit Top for AW14}

Taking the fun and light-hearted look of the day through desk to dinner, our Day to Night collection plays with darker shades of merlot, teal, navy and bronze to create a luxe selection of sophisticated seperates. Featuring mixtures of luxe fabrics, feather trims and co-ordinated sets are all finished with faux fur in these rich colours.

02{Teal feathers and chartreuse lace}

09{Bold ’60s graphic prints and modern shapes}

10{A sneak peek at our new look book images}

Downstairs, we were transported into the glamorous evening setting surrounded by disco balls, bright lights and the city landscape. Perfect for the collection of all-out glamour pieces and red-carpet dresses. Sequins, floor-length gowns and dark jacquards were highlighted with magenta and petrol blues. Grey voluminous midi skirts and embellished knits were teamed together for a truly luxurious blend of eveningwear textures.

06{Bold accessories to brighten any AW14 outfit}

16{Statement coats with sequins, sequins and more sequins}

11{Elaborately Embellished Sweatshirts}

14{Lovely Bloggers Becca Rose and Arabella Golby at the event}

After all that glamour, is it bad to say we’re excited about Winter already?

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{Our new mantra: Dressing Up is Fun!}

If you are feeling inspired by our team’s hard work but still want to enjoy the Summer sun, why not take a look at our new High Summer Collection ?