Biba returns at House of Fraser


Today we went to House of Fraser to check out the relaunch of Biba's clothing.
For those who don't know this iconic boutique, Biba was first opened in Kensington, London in 1964 by Barbara Hulanicki and soon acquired a cult following which included celebrities such as Twiggy and Brigitte Bardot.
Our views on the new Biba collection are on the whole positive and we think it features some really good pieces (such as the flamboyant feather boleros and the embellished deco dresses and blouses), however we found the prices a bit too high considering the idea of accessibility embraced by the original Biba.

Oggi siamo state da House of Fraser in occasione del rilancio della linea di abbigliamento di Biba.
Per chi non conoscesse questa icona fra le boutique, Biba fu aperta a Kensington, Londra nel 1964 da Barbara Hulanicki, e ha avuto subito un seguito di culto che comprendeva celebrità come Twiggy e Brigitte Bardot.
La nostra opinione sulla nuova collezione di Biba è nel complesso positiva e abbiamo apprezzato molto  svariati pezzi (per esempio i teatrali bolero di piume e i vestiti e le camicette con ornamenti deco), tuttavia abbiamo trovato i prezzi un po' troppo alti considerando l'idea di accessibilità che aveva caratterizzato la Biba originale.




Carlotta: Oilily top, Tommy Hilfiger blouse, Zara skirt, Ugg boots
Rosa: Vintage cotton sweater, Accessorize tights, Emma Cook for Topshop shoes, Accessorize scarf worn as a headband

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33 comments:

Katt said...

Beautiful clothes, but I agree that the prices are a bit high.. Biba origionally opened with the idea that everyone should be able to afford fashionable clothing?
xx
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Closet Fashionista said...

How fun! You guys look great!! and I love the illustration :)
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Rosa&Carlotta said...

quoting Barbara Hulanicki herself:

"I always find everyone who buys it thinks of it as couture, but I think it is more like Woolworths – which is what it was always meant to be."

But as we already said some pieces of this new collection are really good!!

clorofilla (zuckerfrei). said...

Ma quante siete belle? :O

Anonymous said...

quello che stavo cercando, grazie

Sweet Confessions said...

great pictures and love the outfits!




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Marissa said...

Just found your blog through Cristiana at are you obsessed with glamour, and I love your illustrations! I'm your newest follower.

xo

irina said...

great clothes, nicely captured! you girls are cute!

Lauren said...

Love those blue tights!

Alison said...

Looks like they have some fun clothes! Especially liking the faux-fur vests... lovely blog!

<3 Alison
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Rosa&Carlotta said...

Thank you guys for your lovely comments!!! :)

xx

ChloeMarieAntoinete said...

Great blog!! Full of amazing inspiration! Your illustrations are stunning^^
I'm your newest follower :D

XX
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Rosa&Carlotta said...

Thank you ChloeMarieAntoinete :):)
x

lottie frank said...

Loving your blog...I can't wait to check out the new Biba range, so glad it has made a comeback...fabulous illustrations by the way!

Anonymous said...

interesting, thanks

WM said...

Congratulations on your blog. The illustrations are amazing.

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Rebecca said...

belle foto :)

Glenda C said...

loving this blog!

Pop Champagne said...

you look great and lovely pictures. their stuff looks unique and glam!

Pop Champagne said...

btw you have a great blog, I followed you :)

Agata Bonaccorso said...

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Ines said...

Hello girls, saw your blog on tfs. You both have amazing style and blog:)It must be amazing to be twin sister and do everything with her :)

Rosa&Carlotta said...

Thank you for the comments guys! We really appreciate you sharing your ideas!

Gemma said...

Bei capi, nel complesso sono di mio gradimento.
La fantasia mi ricordava qualcosa: Biba ha firmato alcune borse Coccinelle della scorsa collezione!

Ivania santos By DIAMOND said...

Very beautiful pics...

Lovely <3

xoxo,
Ivânia Diamond*

Carla said...

Oh my gosh, your ilustrations are just love. I've felt in love with them, so so great. You are so so awesome!!
xx

Redhead In Law

Carla said...

Oh my gosh, your ilustrations are just love. I've felt in love with them, so so great. You are so so awesome!!
xx

Redhead In Law

Valerie said...

Nice illustration! Love the sparkling dress and the blue sweater.
xxx

Just Like a True Star

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Daniella said...

Nice pics ;)

Lucy said...

Wow, great pictures!!
And I really love your sketches!

Julie Ling said...

love the upscale place you guys visited , never been somewhere where it looked so fancy :)

you ladies look fab !

x.
f ashioncont a gious

la pie qui chante pour un oui pour un non said...

Aaahhhh!!! BIBA!
My dream!