Posted: April 14, 2013 Filed under: Writing | Tags: bloglovin', caption london, daniel dunt, dominique kral, facebook, instagram, tumblr, twitter
So you’ve probably noticed that something is a little different around here now. If not, let me fill you in…
That’s so New York is no more. I’ve decided to re-brand my blog, which is why it’s now simply titled Daniel Dunt and can be reached through danieldunt.com, rather than tsnewyork.com. There were many reasons for doing this, with the main reason being that many thought I was located in New York. However, this is not the case; I am, in fact, based in London. That’s so New York was simply a catchy title that my brother came up with nights before I started blogging over 2 years ago, way back in January 2011.
With me leaving college in just 2 months, I want to mature as a blogger. When I say mature I’m not referring to what I’m writing about or my writing style, but instead starting to think about blogging as something which could perhaps go somewhere. I’ve already gained an absolutely wonderful following and I want that growth to continue. I’m also at a point where I’m not completely unhappy with my appearance and therefore hope that images of my outfits will, on occasion, pop up and be to your liking. Not to worry, though; I’m not going to start spamming you with an outfit a day or anything, but instead maybe once or twice a week.
Please don’t think that I’m changing or this space is changing, because it’s not. My focus is still on new, independent and emerging, creative talent, and fashion is and will continue to be at the centre of this blog. That’s not changing and I doubt it ever will. With me soon working on Caption London full-time and with a handful of other projects in the works, including a collaborative brand with British womenswear designer Dominique Kral and a small menswear brand, it seems that the fashion industry is stuck with me, and I’m not complaining.
Now I’ve bombarded you with heaps of text, can you do me a big favour?
Because Facebook is impractical and doesn’t allow you to simply change the name of a Facebook page, I’ve had to create a whole new page for my blog. On that note, please do “Like” my new page. I will continue posting to the old page for a while, but it will eventually be deleted and I don’t want to lose all of my brilliant readers when it comes to its inevitable end.
You can also follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin’, Tumblr and Instagram.
Posted: March 20, 2013 Filed under: Autumn/Winter 2012, Shopping, Women | Tags: 2012, autumn, caption london boutique, dominique kral, i'll never get to heaven, jamie cowlishaw, knitwear, northbrook college sussex, winter, zandra rhodes catwalk textiles award
It was British womenswear designer Dominique Kral‘s beautiful knitwear designs that helped her to win the Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textiles Award 2011 upon graduating from Northbrook College Sussex, and since winning the prestigious award, Dominique’s skills as both a knitwear designer and digital print specialist have grown and developed substantially. This hooded knit vest, despite being from Dominique’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection, is incredibly versatile, enabling it to be worn throughout both the winter and, if you reside in England, summer months. As with all of Dominique’s knitwear, this piece is handmade in England using 100% lamb’s wool, ensuring that two aspects of Dominique’s work, luxury and quality, are kept true.
Lamb’s Wool Hooded Knit Vest, £200.00, from Dominique Kral
You can purchase more of Dominique’s work through the Caption London Boutique.
Photography by Jamie Cowlishaw
Images courtesy of Dominique Kral
Posted: January 29, 2013 Filed under: Autumn/Winter 2012, Shopping, Women | Tags: 2012, autumn, caption london boutique, dominique kral, i'll never get to heaven, jamie cowlishaw, phoebe moule, sophie benson, temi aboderin, winter, zandra rhodes
Just before all my attention goes to Spring/Summer 2013 and Autumn/Winter 2013, I wanted to share one last Autumn/Winter 2012 collection with you, that being the beautiful collection of British womenswear designer and digital print specialist Dominique Kral. Talented stylist Sophie Benson and her wonderful team including photographer Jamie Cowlishaw and hair stylist & make-up artist Temi Aboderin, assisted by Phoebe Moule, put together a wonderful lookbook for Dominique’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection, “I’ll Never Get To Heaven”, which I’m now completely and utterly in love with.
For Autumn/Winter 2012 Dominique presents a small collection that is dominated by her knitwear pieces, expanding on those which won her the Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textiles Award 2011 upon graduating from Northbrook College Sussex, and her jaw dropping digital prints. With a basic palette of black, grey and purple, the collection is entirely fitting to the season. An edgy but feminine shift dress, skirt and shirt are complemented by Dominique’s versatile 100% lamb’s wool hand knitted knitwear pieces, emphasising the practical, versatile and luxury aspects of the collection. It’s cool, quirky and edgy, all words I continue to associate with the name Dominique Kral.
You can view and purchase the full collection through the Caption London Boutique.
Photography by Jamie Cowlishaw
Images courtesy of Dominique Kral
Posted: January 26, 2013 Filed under: Caption London, Internet, Men, Shopping, Women | Tags: camouflage, caption london, caption london boutique, dominique kral, freak factory, jewlia, jor by gudmundur jorundsson, ksenia schnaider, rusty heart, yulia zhdan
As most of you know, I launched Caption London, a London based PR agency for new, independent and emerging designers and brands, last year. I’ve experienced a good amount of success with the agency and therefore thought it’d be a nice, innovative idea to launch an e-boutique where consumers would be able to purchase the collections of Caption London’s clients. I did some brainstorming and spoke to all of my clients, and finally the Caption London Boutique was born. However, for the time being, it is simply a trial boutique that I will be running through Big Cartel in order to deem whether there is a demand for the collections of my clients, which I really hope there is. On that note, not wanting to single anyone out, Caption London Boutique offers free international shipping, meaning that you can purchase beautiful garments no matter where you are in the world.
As of today, launch day, the Spring/Summer 2013 collection, ‘Camouflage’, from European unisex brand Ksenia Schnaider and an assortment of sale items from Lithuanian womenswear brand Freak Factory‘s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection, ‘Rusty Heart’, is available to purchase. Items from British womenswear designer Dominique Kral will be added within the next couple of weeks, followed by JÖR by GUÐMUNDUR JÖRUNDSSON‘s debut Spring/Summer 2013 collection, ‘JEWLIA’, and Freak Factory’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection, ‘Love. Popeye.’, within the next month or two.
There are lots of beautiful garments available for both men and women through Caption London Boutique, so please do have a poke around!
Photography by Yulia Zhdan
Images courtesy of Ksenia Schnaider
Posted: January 13, 2013 Filed under: Shopping, Women | Tags: cardigan, dominique kral, knitwear, rtister
In addition to being a brilliant digital print specialist, British womenswear designer Dominique Kral is also an incredibly talented knitwear designer, winning her the Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textiles Award 2011 upon graduating from Northbrook College Sussex. A selection of Dominique’s knitwear pieces has recently become available through Rtister, with my favourite being this Lamb’s Wool Cable Knit Cardigan. Made from 100% wool and hand knitted in England, this piece would surely be a perfect addition to any women’s winter wardrobe.
Cardigan, £107.00, from Dominique Kral
You can view and purchase more of Dominique’s signature knitwear pieces through Rtister.
Images courtesy of Rtister
Posted: January 8, 2013 Filed under: Shopping | Tags: dominique kral, rtister
“Rtister is the social shopping destination to discover exciting luxury and contemporary fashion designers from around the world.”
I came across online store Rtister a month or two back when I heard from the lovely Dominique Kral that they would be stocking her award-winning knitwear garments upon launching in December 2012. I then met with the team yesterday whilst in London for London Collections: Men and after being welcomed with such enthusiasm and kindness, and finding out just how ambitious the team are, I couldn’t not introduce Rtister to you.
The store currently stocks an array of both independent and emerging designers and brands, and you can join Rtister and start selecting your favourite pieces through the Rtister feed on the website which went live last month.
Posted: January 1, 2013 Filed under: Autumn/Winter 2012 | Tags: 2012, autumn, dominique kral, print, winter
In December I commissioned very talented British womenswear designer Dominique Kral to make me a short-sleeve shirt from the majestic black & white print used in her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. The shirt arrived a few days before Christmas and I couldn’t have been happier with the end result. On that note, I thought I’d give you a close-up preview of the print. Images of me wearing the shirt will come at a later date. For the time being, enjoy!
Images courtesy of my Sony Xperia T
Posted: June 1, 2012 Filed under: Caption London | Tags: 21dgrs, caption london, claudia ligari, dominique kral, faith21, ksenia schnaider, stephanie grace foy, twenty one concept store
This post is more of a notification than anything. I’m delighted to announce that, as of today, I am the ‘Managing Director’ at Caption London. Caption London is a unique boutique PR agency that I have just launched. The agency specialises in PR for an international assortment of independent and emerging fashion designers and brands. As independent and emerging fashion is what I truly admire, it seemed like the only logical option.
Some of you may be aware that I’ve been a freelance ‘Press Relations Manager’ for a number of designers and brands over the course of the past year and, with the experience and knowledge I have gained, I think that I can do a pretty good job at making Caption London a success!
At this present moment in time, the list of clients Caption London will be working with is relatively short, yet includes some admirable names. As of today, Caption London will be representing Italian, London-based womenswear designer Claudia Ligari; Irish, London-based womenswear designer Stephanie Grace Foy; Brighton-based womenswear designer and digital print specialist Dominique Kral, and European unisex brand Ksenia Schnaider by Ukrainian fashion designer Ksenia Marchenko and Russian graphic designer Anton Schnaider.
I’m incredibly excited about this new venture, and I’m hoping that it’s going to open some new doors for me and the blog. I will still be blogging as usual, and I can assure you that I’m determined to build myself an admirable reputation as both the ‘Managing Director’ at Caption London and ‘Fashion Blogger’ at That’s so New York. Also, please keep in mind that, for the time being, the Caption London website is incredibly simple, as I do not have thousands of pounds to have the website designed by a professional. However, I think that the basic WordPress.com template I’m currently using gives it a unique edge!
This is just the beginning of what‘s yet to come and, once again, thank you very much for all of the support you have given me over the course of the past year!
If you have a spare minute or two, please feel free to ‘like’ Caption London on Facebook and ‘follow’ us on Twitter to keep on top of any updates and events.