The Big Easy

Fashion editorial:  The Big Easy, Elle UK (January 2014)

Model:  Naty Chabanenko
Photographer:  Kal Griffig
Stylist:  Michelle Duguid (Ellison Lee)
Hair:  Lyndell Mansfield (CLM)
Make-up:  Florrie White (dandv)
Manicure:  Emma Welsh


Love what you see?  Shop items in (and similar) to the editorial here...

For the ultra trend follower and those not shy of mixing up a print or two, look to yellow which is one of the hottest hues of the season or clashed bright prints....

For those whose wardrobe is founded on classics or looking for laid-back luxury, look to combinations of navy, black, cream and white...

Simplicity in coloured solid pieces for a colour blocked and easily mixed approach...

For all things that shimmer and shine and for those that love to add a high impact, retro inspired pieces...

Stripes and checks outfit


Happy New Year's lovelies!  Well it has been a refreshing break to say the least but it is time to get back on board.   I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season.

I'm always a fan of stripes and checks since I've never done well with the outlandish prints phenomenon even though I'm attracted to it on others. Simplicity just seems to suit me better, but occasionally I like to break with the colour blocking and minimalistic trend.  Mixing stripes and checks for me at the moment is pushing my boundaries to an acceptable limit.  I'm currently eyeing off this little mix.  The Victoria Beckham laser cut out clutch is a no brainer since it is already in my wardrobe.  The Fendi woven leather top is a piece of art work although it far exceeds my budget.  It could easily be swapped out for a basic striped crop top or long sleeved tee.  A simple pair of tailored slightly relaxed shorts are a must and again, a similiar pair exists in my wardrobe.  Last but not least are the Christopher Kane striped ankle cuff sandals which in my little mind are outfit makers.  I see these going with so many outfits that I feel they would be a worthy addition to my shoe closet.  Since I'm on a self inflicted spending ban until after our holiday in February, I'm just hoping these will wait for me!