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As you’ve seen on the runways and in our trend reports, stripes are back in a big way. Maya is incorporating the pattern into her wardrobe with a menswear-inspired blazer and black and white palette. Her trousers have an element of sportswear in their design, which is an unexpected contrast to the tailored blazer and sky-high heels. Maya’s mirrored sunnies and luxe leather bag add even more chic appeal to this city-girl look.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Jogger Pants | Large Black Satchels | Black Lace-Up Sandals

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Ted Baker London Jogger Pants | Saint Laurent Satchel | Joie Sandal

Tamara is no stranger to our blog. Welcome back, lovely! Tamara (Glam and Glitter) lives in the UK but hails from Serbia, where she began her popular fashion blog years ago. I always love running into Tamara, not only because of her great style but also her awesome attitude.

Today’s look is a contemporary take on classic femme silhouettes. I love the bold floral print of her full skirt as well as her structured crop top. Plus, it wouldn’t be a Fashion Week look without the perfect designer bag!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Floral Skirts | Pink Pumps | Black Quilted Crossbody Bags

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Topshop Floral Midi Skirt | Ted Baker London Fuchsia Pumps | Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Crossbody Bag

These blonde beauties are enjoying New York’s unseasonably warm weather to the fullest!

I love Abby’s modern floral dress and nude heels. Her loose braid and pink pout add a sweet femininity to her modern but ladylike look.

Leanne’s black-and-white contrast is spot-on the trend, no pun intended! That beaded clutch is a must-have for the season, as is her full graphic skirt. Love these two!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus
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Shop similar styles:
Floral Dresses | Nude Ankle-Strap Pumps | Beaded Clutches

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Ted Baker London ‘Glitch’ Dress | Sam Edelman ‘Okala’ Pump | Nila Anthony Beaded Clutch

The pink coat is the trend of the season thus far. I need to add one to my closet collection immediately! This textural topper softens up Evalena’s slim, city leather. I love the combination of mohair and leather with her chunky knit beanie. Evalena’s look is cool, cozy and oh so current.

xo,
Crystal

Shop similar styles:
White Pumps | Leather Leggings | White Crossbody Bags

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Ted Baker London Pump | Topshop Faux Leather Leggings | Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag

Look who’s back for another round on The Thread: it’s Tamara Kalinic of Glam & Glitter! You loved her summertime style last season, and she’s brought us a little more to brighten up our dreary winter. It takes a brave woman to rock shorts in sub-freezing temperatures, but Tamara says she doesn’t let the chill bring her style down. I love her pastel palette and printed shorts. But it’s that neon Céline* that really rocked my world!

xo,
Crystal

Shop similar styles:
Collarless Jackets | Print Shorts | Crewneck Sweaters

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Topshop Long Jacket | Ted Baker London Print Shorts | Ted Baker London Sweater

*We offer Céline handbags at selected Nordstrom stores. Call a designer specialist for item availability at 1.877.543.7463.

This Friday afternoon’s eccentric editorial is brought to you by StreetWinker from the minds at Ted Baker London. Take a tour through this August/Winter ’13 digital campaign with your consummate (and cheeky) host Redge Blaker.

We’re crazy for these quirked-out GIFs (a.k.a. “Winks“) and the street-style-inspired section, “Teditorial.”

And we have to give a nod to the series of videos in “Baker’s Dozen.” Watch Redge’s trick to tying a perfect bow-tie knot every time—one of the most confounding dressing skills to learn. No doubt it will come in handy next time you happen on a man in a helpless state of dishabille.

Jeff Powell

May 17, 2013

Ted Baker Talks

This year, Ted Baker London celebrates 25 years of designing impeccably tailored pieces infused with wit and whimsy. The quintessentially British brand got its start with men’s shirting, but it quickly branched out to include women’s clothing, shoes and accessories—all of it designed with a dash of Ted’s signature quirky charm.

Ray Kelvin, the man behind the brand, is one interesting fellow. After spending a quarter of a century as a globetrotting style innovator, he’s racked up some pretty great stories. We were able to snag a moment with Ray and learn more about fashion, tea and meeting royalty.

The Thread: You never have your entire face photographed, which seems incredibly difficult to do—is there a story behind this?
Ray Kelvin: To be honest, what started out as a way to push credit back to the amazing Ted team has now become a bit of a game for me! Seriously speaking, it’s not just about me—at Ted, we’re a big team and really like one big family.

You were appointed as a CBE in 2011. Congratulations! What was it like meeting the Queen?
RAY: A humbling experience. She’s a stylish lady and has a real presence—I hope I get the chance to meet her again.

Pink Perfection: Ted Baker London Tuxedo Jacket, Tuxedo Trousers, Crepe Top in Bright Pink, ‘Jaxine 3’ Pump in Pink Patent

What made you take that first leap into womenswear?
RAY: I like to make women feel good! I’ve always known incredible, strong women who love to get dressed—to effortlessly put an outfit together and make no apologies for their feminine style and adoration of pretty things. Ted girls know what they want, and I make it my business to offer them just that.

Budding Style: Ted Baker London Stripe A-Line Dress in Bright Pink

Who is the Ted Baker woman?
RAY: While there is no one kind of Ted Baker woman—after all, each lady is a complete individual—it’s safe to say that she is smart and confident and appreciates the finer things in life… and has a cheeky sense of humor, that’s for sure.

Country Chic: Ted Baker London ‘Wallpaper’ Print Silk Blend Cardigan & Pleated A-Line Dress

Can you explain some of the inspiration behind your latest collection?
RAY: Inspiration comes from absolutely everywhere. For me, a trip to somewhere new can trigger something that trickles into one of the collections—it could be the beautiful hue of a sunset that you’ll find dancing over dresses, or part of an industrial landscape that we’ll work into a print. For SS13, there’s a feeling of being neat and prim for the women’s collection—harking back to a time of feminine elegance and sumptuous global travel.

What excites you in terms of style?
RAY: Every day, dressing up, finding new ways to incorporate the little things into outfits. Is the collar turned up or laid flat on a man’s jacket? Has this lady decided to match or clash her heels? What are the proportions? What country did the prints originate in? I am sucker for scrutinizing every last detail—all notes of style are important, and I love for clothes to tell a story.

We’ve heard you like to dole out hugs. Is there one person you want to hug who you haven’t?
RAY: I do sometimes think, “If only I’d hugged the Queen.” What a story that would’ve been. Generally, though, I’ll hug when the mood takes me, which is often. I’d quite like to plant one on everybody who’s ever worn Ted Baker, so watch out!

Last question: how do you take your tea?
RAY: Now there’s a question. It has to be very hot, very strong (two-tea-bags strong), and in a classic mug—one that’s not too thick, not too thin. A dash of milk with a sugar to sweeten, then add a couple of biscuits, and I’m a happy man!

Join Ray as he flashes back on his adventures around the world during the last 25 years. One lucky stylista will have a chance to win a trip of a lifetime. Come fly with Ted!

Jenny Yule
Photos courtesy of Ted Baker

I made a beeline for Ashley as she was rushing to the Tracy Reese show. Turns out, she works for HauteLook, which was recently acquired by Nordstrom. Judging from her style, she’ll fit right in!

Her layered look strikes just the right balance of casual elements and dressy chic. I love her poppy clutch, and those sexy Louboutins are to die for!*

xo, Crystal

Shop similar styles:

High-Heeled Booties | Colorful Handbags | Leather-Detail Jackets

Shop our Editors’ Picks to recreate this look:

Ted Baker London Bootie | MICHAEL Michael Kors Bag | Boy. by Band of Outsiders Blazer

*We offer Christian Louboutin in selected stores. Please contact a Designer Specialist at 1.877.543.7463 or via Live Chat for assistance.

Loving the clean lines and fall-perfect palettes of the Ted Baker London Modern Minimalist collection. Check out the painterly pops of color and sophisticated shapes that go from desk to dinner in no time flat.

‘Pennii’ Print Jersey Sheath Dress

Midi Sheath Dress