Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Summer cut...

Hair: my own
Sunglasses: H&M

Changes of season always bring about feelings of fresh starts and fresh looks.
With this in mind I Periodically have two inches cut off my hair every few months to save it from
A. The remains of my over bleached Do
B. The self inflicted monotony/ torture of trying to grow it and kid myself that I have lustrous locks.

This is my new Do for the next few months.
I always feel empowered when I have a few inches off, like I am no longer a slave to the stereotype or  something to that effect- kind of a "F*ck you system, if I want to have glorified curtains, a la Beckham 1998, then I will, goddamit!
Short, blunt and just a bit flirty (rather like yours truly non?)

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

English Rose...

Model: Sophie Tamara Nattrass
Photographer: Chris Davis of Specular
Stylist: Madeleine Bowden
Publication: CHASE Magazine

The latest editorial I styled for CHASE magazine.
A quintessentially British looking model (who I'm kind of obsessed with) a patriotic themed issue and a wonderfully talented team made for some great shots.
I went for a more ethereal English Rose feel; nymph like and chaste... sort of Queen Mary-esk.
Using netting and silk ribbon from a market stall to make the skirts I coupled them with with vintage slips and copious amount of jewellery (The queen loves her some bling).

Monday, 16 July 2012

Double denim...

Sunglasses: H&M 
Top: Vintage
Jeans: Zara
Bag: Zara
Shoes: Topshop

Rockin' a bit of double denim on a drizzly Monday. 
This is an old fail safe of mine, I love the double D...Traditionally reserved for extra's in Footloose and 80's builders, I find solace in the simplicity of the smart/casual bi-tonal garms.
The search for the perfect ripped jean has been a battle of mine for quite some time (many a pair of jean have perished in my bid to perfect the ripped/ denim ratio in a DIY fashion)
In the midst of all the searching I bypassed an old faithful... Zara! She has never let me down before so quite why she was not top of my list I will never know!
The shoes; a little gem I spotted in the sale which, after some teething problems in the way of an offensive blister, have now become my new most comfortable pair of flats.
Yellow bag... standard.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Karlie Kloss W magazine...

Karlie Kloss shot by Nick Knight W magazine

The stuff dreams are made of (albeit slightly muted dreams featuring a geisha/ ballerina/ flower wearing highbred, but that's normal right?!) Karlie Kloss photographed by Nick Knight in W magazine is the type of editorial that sparks a thousand inspirational mood boards the world over.
Chanel, Ellie Saab and floral head pieces; the only thing missing is a unicorn... not a completely ridiculous notion considering the impossible levels of beauty in this shoot. Aaaand swoon.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Summer lace...

Coat: Warehouse
Dress: Zara
Shoes: Dune
Bag: Kurt Geiger
Earrings: H&M
Sunglasses: H&M

I was out and about on my lunch break when I was accosted by the street style team at ELLEuk (lovely girls they are) I was wearing my favourite summer lace dress, fantasy coat and new orthopaedic-esk sandals- these babies are not only ridiculously comfortable but they harbour a snakeskin heel to die for! 
Both pieces tick all of my summer boxes at the moment - I use the word 'summer' very loosely.
By way of detail. I'm all about the details when it comes to city summer dressing, it often makes all the difference in an outfit!
Topped off with neon accessories *shock* and some round plastic sunnies (wishful thinking).
 You can read the whole 'summer dresses' feature here