spring summer 2013


Trend Alert: Blueprint

Blue and White is the most eye-catching colour combination for SS’13, leading to a host of delicate China blue and striking mosaic prints. On the catwalk, designer’s played with every shade of blue – from bright cobalt’s at Burberry, Versace, Etro and Felder Felder to lady-like cornflower shades at Chalayan and aquamarine at Zac Posen. But in the end it was the prints which really took our collective breaths away. Giorgio Armani, Gucci and Thakoon all chose to mix their blue’s with aqua’s and fresh whites, the later of which... Read More

Get The Look: Kiernan Shipka

Mad Men actress Kiernan Shipka attended the Women In Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards in LA last week wearing a black lace MaxMara dres. She accessorized with point toe heels and a red chain bag, both by Christian Louboutin. You can re-create her look with this lace detail dress from Mela Loves London.  With its tie back and pleated skirt, the navy dress is bang on trend for spring / summer 2013 as lace one of the most popular fabrics used on the catwalks this season. Available online now in... Read More

Summer Trend Alert: Yellow

Spotted at Louis Vuitton, Vera Wang, Moschino, Gucci and Versus – Yellow was a color found frequently on the runway for Spring / Summer 2013. Here at Yumi we’re embracing summer’s brightest trend with an injection of full on sunshine shades to colour pops and pastels. Key pieces for those in the know include our Daisy embroidered and column printed shift dresses which effortlessly tap into the 60’s trend (also spotted Louis Vuitton and Moscino) whilst our belted jacquard dress has the same gold sheen as Vera Wang’s luxurious separates... Read More

Get The Look: Rose Byrne

Aussie actress Rose Byrne attended The Internship premiere in L.A. last week wearing a short pale pink dress with sheer panels by Emilio Pucci. You can steal her style with this lace v-neck dress from Mela Loves London. This pretty style features floral print detail and sheer panels on the shoulder and back.Pair with nude heels for a night out or summer wedding.

Get The Look: Kristen Davis

Sex And The City star Kristin Davis attended P.S. ARTS’ Bag Lunch in L.A. last week wearing  a fit-and-flare dress from the Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2013 collection. The dress featured a brown-yellow-and-teal stripe teamed with a thin waist belt and summery pale yellow shoes. You can steal her style with Uttam Boutique’s floral sun dress with colour block top panel and pleat detail on the skirt. At £45 this dress is a style steal – perfect for summer parties when dressed up with wedges or heels, or relaxed with... Read More

Get The Look: Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba signed copies of her new book ‘The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True To You’ at an event in Maryland this week. She wore a geometric patterned shift dress from Miss Wu, which is a contemporary diffusion line from designer Jason Wu. The dress featured a bold black, yellow and blue chain-link print and a Peter Pan collar, topped off with a pair of black Blonda Castana heels. You can steal Jessica’s style with Yumi’s printed shirt dress, at just £45. Available in both classic black and a... Read More

Get The Look: Anna Friel

Whilst attending the St Regis International Polo Cup, actress Anna Friel teamed a vintage floral-print shift dress with shades and peep-toe heels. You can steal Anna’s style with this floral jacquard fitted dress from Uttam Boutique at £60. The dress features a metallic thread detailing running throughout and subtle pleat detail in the skirt – perfect for a Summer wedding or special event, especially when teamed with the matching bolero. Shop the look here.

Get The Look: Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn wore this colourful print Lovers + Friends maxi whilst out and about last week, she teamed it with over-sized shades, summery wedges and gold hoop earrings. You can steal her style with our Uttam Boutique scarf print maxi dress with empire waistline and adjustable straps. Available in black and blue the dress is a great buy for summer in the city, dressed up for evening or down for festival-ready fashion. Shop the look here.


Trend Alert: Gatsby Glamour

The most anticipated film release of the year, The Great Gatsby is upon us and here at Yumi we couldn’t be more excited to dress up like Daisy (played in the latest adaptation by Carey Mulligan) in the latest flapper fashion! The Jazz Age has been an influence on the catwalks since summer 2012 and first fully materialized on Ralph Lauren’s runway, with the collection catering for both day in mannish pin-stripe suits and cloche hats, to evening, with the most glamorous of embellished gowns in silver, gold and soft... Read More


Trend Alert: Orient Express

All aboard the Orient Express with Uttam Boutique! Our Asian-inspired range of wrap dress with origami-like folds, blossom and bird prints and kimono shapes are a perfect way to channel the trend for all things Oriental at the moment. One of the key trends of the season, the Oriental look first cropped up on the Spring / Summer 2013 catwalks, where traditional Eastern prints were given a Western spin by fashion houses Prada, Etro, Emilio Pucci and Kenzo, alongside the likes of Huishan Zhang, Roland Mouret, Lanvin and John Galliano.... Read More