Betty Magazine. Summer Accessories Feature.

Had lots of fun Styling this Editorial feature for Betty Magazine with Photographer Aleksandra Kingo @ AWA

Let the Summer commence! Ping Pong

PING PONG (left to right)
‘Sandcastle Art’ Sandals. Clarks – Thanks to Hannah @ Portas
‘Ballerina’ Stripe Heels. LK Bennett – Thanks to Emily
‘Kringlan’ Sandals. Swedish Hasbeens – Thanks to Holly @ Varg
‘Jada Vamp’ Mint Flats. Deena & Ozzy @ Urban Outfitters  – Thanks to Katie

Fruit

FRUIT
Polka Round Sunglasses. Quay – Thanks to Katie @ Coffin On Cake
‘Alice’ Bag. Sun Jellies – Thanks to Kelly
‘Fruits’ Orange Purse & Fruits Pineapple Purse. MyWalit – Thanks to Marie @ Haygarth

Gardening

GARDENING
‘Natures Candy’ Silk Scarf. Silken Favours – Thanks to Rachael @ Fishers PR
‘Bon Bon’ Rings. SVP Jewellery – Thanks to Sarah
‘Betty’ Shoes. Orla Kiely for Clarks – Thanks to Hannah @ Portas
Sunflower’ Clutch. Alexa Jay – Thanks to Indre & Kristina @ Kristina Goes West

Cactus

CACTUS
Sun Banana Jellies. Sun Jellies – Thanks to Kelly
Chunky Lime Bracelet. H&M
Lime Satchel Clutch. Cambridge Satchel Company – Thanks to Georgina @ Modus

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Rounded Acetate Half Moon Sunglasses. Phillip Lim 3.1 for Linda Farrow – Thanks to Laura @ Black Frame
‘Frankie’ Yellow Sunglasses. Quay – Thanks to Katie @ Coffin On Cake
Blue Oval Glitter Sunglasses. Markus Lupfer for Linda Farrow  – Thanks to Laura @ Black Frame

Colour Pop.

Final Shots from “Colour Pop” story I styled and art directed for feature on Instagram, shot by Phil Suddick. All clothing sourced from the ‘Great British’ high street – see credits below

Massive thanks to
Models – Maya @ Milk | Lizzy Rankin @ Models 1
Casting – The Eye
Hair & Make Up – Anna Wild

Maya
The Trip Woven Tea Dress £48.00 Textile Federation @ Urban Outfitters
Pink Daisy Bomber Jacket £311.00 Peter Jensen
Big Dot Socks £8.00 Happy Socks
Green Glitter Jellies £9.99 New Look

Lizzy
New Shit Dress £65.00 Lazy Oafs
Disney Sola Pop Bomber Jacket £35.00 ASOS 
Blue Flora Socks £5.00 Monki
1461 For Life Shoes £145.00 Dr Martens

Maya
Blue Stripe Crop Tee £30.00 Lazy Oafs
April Showers Rainbow Necklace £50.00 Tatty Devine
Pink Culottes £95.00 Topshop Boutique

Lizzy
‘Over It’ Rainbow Tee £25.00 Ragged Priest
Orange Jumper £22.00 Topshop
Yellow Crepe Skirt £29.99 H&M 
Rainbow Shades £8.00 Monki

Lizzy
Leopard Jumpsuit £125.00 French Connection

Maya
Embellished Zig Zag co-ord Top £32.00 ASOS
Embellished Zig Zag co-ord Skirt £45.00 ASOS

Lizzy
Pink Ruffle Dress £70.00 House of Holland @ Urban Outfitters

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Maya
Yellow Crepe Dress £55.00 & Other Stories
Hot Dog Socks £5.00 Monki
White Sandals £14.00 Primark

Bold Buys – Its Colour Pop Time!

BoldBuys

I know it might be getting ahead of ourselves a little, but its bold time! What with the sun now shining and it all feeling so much happier, its time to add some deserved colour pop. Don’t be afraid to mix colours, prints and fabrics and we all say it but yellow really IS our colour!

Here’s my pick of favourites on the high street right now. More to follow in a shoot I’m working on with Phil Suddick.

From top left to right:
Monica Dress £30.00 Monki
Pink Daisy Bomber £310.00 Peter Jenson
Citronella Peg Leg Trousers £37.50 French Connection
Orange Crepe Pencil Skirt £35.00 River Island
Pink Cutout Dress £65.00 & Other Stories
Yellow Flamingo Blouse £25.99 Zara
See By Chloe Tie Neck Blouse £150.00 ASOS
Cropped Patchwork Top £55.00 & Other Stories
Belted Trench Coat £135.00 Cos
Tulip Print Culottes £34.00 Topshop
Hip Pink Jelly Sandals £16.00 Topshop
Long Orange Waistcoat £69.99 Zara
Halter Neck Pleated Blouse £29.99 Zara
Nike Air Max Liberty Print £160.00 Liberty
Leo Leopard Jumpsuit £125.00 French Connection
Clerkenwell Leather Grab Bag £199.00 Radley
Larissa Skirt £25.00 Monki
Lemon Clutch Bag £48.00 Dahlia
Belted Shirt Dress £39.95 Gap
Turquoise Clog £50.00 Zalando
Yes Sweatshirt £108.00 Peter Jenson
Floral Blazer £25.00 & Floral Trousers £15.00 Wolf & Whistle
Hilda Bird Sock £5.00 Monki
Lacy Sandal £139.00 Swedish Hasbeens
Orange Leather Bucket Bag with Tassel £39.99 Zara

 

Pastel Dreams

Final shots from a series of shoots I’m styling and art directing for Spring Trends feature on Instagram, shot by the talented Phil Suddick. This beautiful set features dreamy pastel shades and all clothing sourced from the ‘Great British’ high street (see credits)

Massive thanks to
Models – Cheyenne @ Elite | Ivane @ Profile  | Wei -Lin @ Nevs
Casting – The Eye
Hair & Make Up – Anna Wild and Joe PickeringPastel Dreams story. Styling & Art Direction by Natasha Freeman. Photographed by Phillip Suddick. High Street Fashion.

Waist Strap Silk Blouse £65.00 & Other Stories
Pink Pleated Wrap Kilt £48.00 Topshop

 Direction by Natasha Freeman. Photographed by Phillip Suddick. High Street Fashion.

Pastel Blue Crepe Jumpsuit £60.00 Topshop
Blue Chalcedony Bonbon Ring £95.00 SVP Jewellery
Rainbow Moonstone Bonbon Ring £120.00 SVP Jewellery
Purple Amethyst Bonbon Ring £120.00 SVP Jewellery
Blue Frill Ankle Socks £4.00 River Island
White Perforated Lace Up Brogues £19.99 New Look


 Direction by Natasha Freeman. Photographed by Phillip Suddick. High Street Fashion.
Aria Blush Pink Culottes £50.00 Another8
Charlotte Pink Blouse with Pleat Hem & Cuffs £42.00 Dahlia
Multi Stepped Honeycomb Ring £450.00 SVP Jewellery
Pink Heart Mesh Socks £4.00 River Island
White Perforated Lace Up Brogues £19.99 New Look


 Direction by Natasha Freeman. Photographed by Phillip Suddick. High Street Fashion.
Blue 2 Pocket Shirt £29.99 Zara
Blue Crepe Raw Edge Waistcoat £45.00 Topshop


 Direction by Natasha Freeman. Photographed by Phillip Suddick. High Street Fashion.
Tie Waist Wide Leg Jumpsuit £49.00 Miss Selfridge
Blue Suede Jacket £89.99 Mango


 Direction by Natasha Freeman. Photographed by Phillip Suddick. High Street Fashion.
Blue Suede Jacket £89.99 Mango


 Direction by Natasha Freeman. Photographed by Phillip Suddick. High Street Fashion.
Loop Detail Crepe Top £35.00 Oasis
Textured A-Line Skirt £79.00 Cos
Waterfall Drape Mac £75.00 ASOS
Purple Frill Ankle Socks £4.00 River Island
Pink Mock Suede Heels £12.00 Primark


 Direction by Natasha Freeman. Photographed by Phillip Suddick. High Street Fashion.
Fringe Dress £39.99 Zara
Leather & Metal Cuff Bracelet £9.99 H&M
Roll Top Glitter Socks £3.50 Topshop
Leather Lace Up Boots (PAST SEASON) Nine West


 Direction by Natasha Freeman. Photographed by Phillip Suddick. High Street Fashion.
Tie Waist Wide Leg Jumpsuit £49.00 Miss Selfridge
Blue Suede Jacket £89.99 Mango
Blue Honeycomb Triple Ring £385.00 SVP Jewellery


 Direction by Natasha Freeman. Photographed by Phillip Suddick. High Street Fashion.
Fringe Beaded Top £99.99 H&M
Ivory Azalea Skirt £76.00 Fenn Wright Manson


 Direction by Natasha Freeman. Photographed by Phillip Suddick. High Street Fashion.
Twist Back Dress £115.00 Whistles

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Twist Back Dress £115.00 
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Pastel Blue Sheer Stripe Ankle Socks £3.50 Topshop
White Leather Cross Strap Chunky Sandals £39.99 New Look

 Direction by Natasha Freeman. Photographed by Phillip Suddick. High Street Fashion.
Lorna Jacquard Stripe Crop Top £85.00 Whistles
River Island Metallic Pleated Midi Skirt £11.00 ASOS
Teal Platform Court Shoes £19.99 New Look


 Direction by Natasha Freeman. Photographed by Phillip Suddick. High Street Fashion.
Blue 2 Pocket Shirt £29.99 Zara
Blue Crepe Raw Edge Waistcoat £45.00 Topshop
Premium Wide Leg Trousers In Brushed Pastel £55.00 ASOS


 Direction by Natasha Freeman. Photographed by Phillip Suddick. High Street Fashion.
Split Back Top £30.00 Topshop
Purple Padded Bomber £49.99 H&M
Citrine Bonbon Ring £180.00 SVP Jewellery
Fired Opal Bonbon Ring £95.00 SVP Jewellery
Lemon Topaz Margot Ring £187.00 SVP Jewellery
Lilac Pleather Skirt £30.00 River Island


 Direction by Natasha Freeman. Photographed by Phillip Suddick. High Street Fashion.
Box Pleat Dress £65.00 & Other Stories
Blue Slinky Ankle Socks £3.50 Topshop
Adidas
Dust Pink Farm Superstar £66.99 Office

 Direction by Natasha Freeman. Photographed by Phillip Suddick. High Street Fashion. Tie Waist Wide Leg Jumpsuit £49.00 Miss Selfridge
Twist Back Dress £115.00 
Whistles
Split Back Top £30.00 
Topshop
Lilac Pleather Skirt £30.00 River Island

Pastels.

PastelBuys

Spring without a doubt is my favourite Season. Everything feels new and fresh. The Winter blues have taken a right old long flying jump and at last it feels like you don’t have to wear quite so many layers.

Every year, pastel colours are prominent but this year I really feel they have blossomed. I personally am never quite confident in wearing them as I always suit bold brights but boy do they look good on everyone else!

Here’s my pick of favourites on the high street right now. More to follow in a shoot I’m working on with Phil Suddick.

From top left to right:
Pastel Blue Suede Jacket £89.99 Mango
Pink A line Skirt  £79.00 Cos
Fine Knit Cotton Jumper  £49.00 Cos
Aqua Shirt Dress £65.00 & Other Stories
Pocket Detail Top £32.00 Oasis
Tie Waist Pastel Blue Wide Leg Jumpsuit £49.00 Miss Selfridge
Pastel Pink Denim Jacket £34.99 Mango
Green Cropped Trousers £79.00 & Other Stories
Green trench Coat £125.00 & Other Stories
Pastel Lemon Satchel £125.00 Cambridge Satchel Company
Lemon Bell Sleeve Coat £89.99 Zara
Blue Oversized Sweatshirt £17.99 H&M
Barton Mid Heel Shoes £35.00 Topshop
Darnley Rib Jersey Tee £15.00 Finery
Aqua Honeycomb Ring £99.00 SVP Jewellery
Blue Chalcedony Ring £110.00 SVP Jewellery
Cecilia Pink Floral Smock Dress £ 64.00 Dahlia
Nude Trench Coat £149.00 Marks & Spencer
Blue Silk Shirt £39.90 Uniqlo
Blush Pink Drape Front Waterfall Mac £75.00 ASOS
Pastel Green Pumps £22.00 Superga Office
Charlotte Pink blouse with pleat hem and cuffs £42.00 Dahlia
Padded Lilac Satin Bomber £49.99 H&M
Aria Blush Culottes £50.00 Another 8 
Pastel Blue Cross body bag £49.99 Zara
Purple Patent Fringe Loafers £58.00 Topshop

Spring Trends. BOLD FLORAL.

These are my favourite high street finds out there at the moment. I love a bit of floral as its girly, colourful, confident and a massive reminder that SPRING is upon us. I know its an obvious choice and comes in many shapes, colours and sizes but the bigger and bolder I say!

From top left to right:
Green & Pink Sleeveless Dress £39.99 H&M
Digital Floral Tee £40.00 Oasis
Floral Print Bomber £239.00 MSGM Matches
Rose Floral Shift Dress, £40.00 River Island
Floral Nanna Top (love this name!) £25.00 Monki
Floral Print Duster Coat & Shorts £55.00 & £25.00 ASOS
Silk Narcissa Lily Dress £325.00 House of Hackney
VANS Authentic Floral £24.99 SCHUH
Floral Anna Kimono Jacket £50.00 Monki
Blue Floral Organza Top & Skirt £45.00 & £35.00 Miss Selfridge
Floral Chiffon Sweatshirt, £50.00 Jaded London / Selfridges
Adidas Superstar W Dust Pink Print Trainers £67.00 ASOS

There were heaps of flowers and bold floral prints in all the haute couture shows recently. A particular favourite of mine was the Chanel SS15 Show. And especially the sets – I love the intricate paper cut flowers. What a horticultural feast. Watch the show here

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Spring Trends. DENIM.

DenimBuys

Ah denim! The every day classic. Ye olde faithful. The perfect fall back and trusty staple. How I love you in every cut, shape, style, design and sturdy way. Denim really is one of those classics that will never go away.

These are my winners currently available on the high street right now, however this I will always update on as denim is king of the fabrics in my eyes…

From top left to right:
Silka Denim Jumpsuit £295 Whistles
Wide Flared Jeans £39.99 H&M
Bright Blue Denim Jacket £39.99 H&M
Bright Blue Denim Skirt £29.99 H&M
Denim Shirt £29.90 Uniqlo
Denim Shirt £29.99 Zara
Patchwork Denim Shirt £45.00 & Other Stories
Denim Jumpsuit £98.00 Free People
Denim T shirt Dress £38.00 Topshop
Denim Wrap Long Duster Coat £50.00 Monki
Denim Shirt Dress £39.90 Uniqlo
Denim Dungaree Dress £39.99 Zara
Denim Flare Jeans £35.00 M&S

Our favourite and never to be parted from ‘jeans’ derives from the French phrase ‘bleu de Genes’ meaning ‘the blue of Genoa’.  This is where denim fabric originated in the French town of Nimes – the name of the fabric then quickly became known as we know it, Denim abroad.

Sailors first wore denim as early as the 1500’s as it was a hardwearing and comfortable fabric to wear. During the gold rush boom in the 1870’s, Levi Strauss (yes Mr Levi) designed strong work trousers from the original fabric from Nimes along with rivets that were quickly adopted by Californian coal miners. Thus creating Jeans. For many years denim was worn as a utility for workers until during the American pop culture scene of the 1950’s when those loveable jeans as we know them were born! From here the fabric was then embraced and tinkered with to create some of the most stylish pieces I think we have today in fashion. Stylish yet super cool and super comfy.

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Spring Trends. 70’s.

70sBuys

Anyone that knows me, knows that the 60’s and 70’s are favourite eras of fashion for me. I was an 80’s kid meaning I was a teen in the 90’s so I’m still a little queasy and not so embracing towards these fashions returning already so quickly in my eyes. I am however about to reap and relish some of my youth with the current 70’s trends that are dropping on the high street at the moment. Suede jackets, suede mini skirts, bold psychedelic patterns, crotchet, tassels, platform shoes – all items I was guilty of wearing and discovering from my Mum’s wardrobe as a teenager in my own 90’s way. I was very excited some few months ago to pick up an original tan brown suede shirt style jacket for £4 on eBay – almost identical to one I had once worn some 20 years ago.

There really are some great items out there at the moment which don’t have to scare you into thinking of dressing like ABBA or The Bee Gee’s, here are my picks:

From top left to right:
Dress £29.99 H&M
Free People Kaftan dress £98.00 ASOS
Wide Floral Trousers £39.99 H&M
Suede Jacket £59.99 Mango
Crotchet Tunic £66.00 Glamorous
Lime A line Suede Skirt £65.00 ASOS
Tie Neck Blouse £19.90 Uniqlo
Orla Kiely ‘Betty’ Sandals £130.00 Clarks
Tapestry Handbag £28.00 Topshop
Fringed Necklace £19.99 Bershka
Berrick Ruby Sandals £65.00 Clarks
Red Jumpsuit £12.60 Dorothy Perkins
Glamorous Tie Print Shift Dress £36.00 ASOS
Suede Fringed Duffle Bag £49.99 Zara
Paisley Daisy Print Shirt £42.00 Topshop
Ribbed Funnel Neck Mustard Top £14 Topshop
Tapestry Shift Dress £27.00 Glamorous
Suede High Leg Boots £130.00 Topshop

 

TRAINER FRIDAY.

Nikes

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Cannot wait for these to launch. Nike Blazer Floral Collection. Only have to wait until May…

 

Spring Trends.

Putting moodboards together for a shoot this week featuring Spring Trends. However, I’m trying to get my head around shooting it in B/W so that the prints, fabrics, textures and patterns pop!

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