When it comes to style and elegance there are a few ladies who stand out for me. Marion Cotillard is one of them; She always manages to carry an outfit with grace and ouzes sophistication. This year at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, she triumphed once again in a gown from the Dior Resort 2014 collection.
As a fashion designer, people often assume that the emphasis is always on my clothing when it comes to putting an outfit together. The truth is, on countless occasions it’s that special accessory that has been my savior to that perfect ensemble. I’m sure most women can relate to that moment when you throw on a simple monochrome dress or even a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt and it’s a fabulous necklace or a striking cuff that becomes the focal point of the total look.
Earlier this year I was introduced to the world of Samantha Wills, the Australian born, self taught jewelry designer who has gained a mass following since the launch of her debut collection in 2004. Her designs draw reference to a bohemian style while simultaneously combining an elegance which can appeal to a wide range of women. Take a look at some of my favourites…
The topic of weather is often considered
boring mature. Rain and grey skies provoke a feeling of melancholy which if not careful can lead to a chain of negative events for the day ahead. Today was one of those days where I savored the despite the unfortunate weather conditions.
I began my day by preparing a custom order which is to be sent to one of my favourite fashion bloggers (watch this space). After that was done, I decided I’d continue with some sketches for my next collection. My friend Vicky and I decided that the perfect location for this would be a seaside cafe so after a quick stop for some magazines we set off. With the rain tapping on the window, latte in hand and full view of the sea I had a lovely day of designing, girly chit chat and reading magazines…
Looking back on the last year, my life has turned (almost) 360. Last year I was working in the fashion industry, traveling back and forth to the US every few months; now I find myself being my own boss, still in the fashion industry, but pursuing a dream that formed more or less when I learned how to pick up a crayon. Designing and creating clothing is something which I see as an extension of myself. To make the decision to pursue a dream on a professionally is one of the most daunting decisions I’ve ever made but at the same time I find it so compelling that I question why I didn’t do it sooner.
I’ve just relocated for the summer. New people, new surroundings and most importantly new inspirations. I’m finishing up my sketches for SS14 which I can promise will be strong, elegant and sexy but as always with an edge. Here’s a peak of what my work space looks like this morning!
Around a month ago on a lazy Saturday, my best friend and I decided to go on a creative adventure. Taking only her camera (she happens to be an awesome photographer) and a handful of clothes from my wardrobe, we set off in her car not knowing exactly where our destination was. We ended up in an eery field consisting of a few heaps of junk and some beautiful stone arches. We decided to do a photo shoot with the concept being a girl with no identity except for the clothes she was wearing. The title: The girl with no face…
There’s nothing I love more than a woman who isn’t afraid to express her personal style. Someone who is always experimental and forever expresses her character through the way she dresses is model, Suki Waterhouse. Whether she’s wearing a tartan pinafore, school girl ankle socks with brogues, or a chic black floor length gown she always stands out from a crowd and owns her looks. Reminiscent of a 60′s mod girl, Suki manages to add a modern twist to vintage inspired looks, whilst never failing to be unique and fashion forward. Suki..we love you!