Vanessa Mooney Summer 17 Collection – Our Amour

June 13, 2017

I little mid week inspo courtesy of the new Vanessa Mooney collection. I’m just obsessed with her new look book shot by Jason Lee Parry staring Anna Speckhart who lives in this bohemia rhapsody lounging around her pool painting all day while drinking red wine.

“This collection is about expression – unadulterated and uninhibited. Dancing to Purple Rain in the desert, standing in the sun with a protest sign. In a time of a thousand causes to fight for, it’s easy to forget how powerful a single statement can be.”

The collection is filled with door knockers and chain links and is inspired by Mooney’s memories of the eighties.

“I remember in the eighties watching Sid Vicious. He wore bike chains and chain mail, he bled on stage. In everything he did, he was making a statement. Madonna was doing the same. She wore cone bras and bows and fishnets and bondage. She made sexuality synonymous with powerful women. She had me dancing in underage clubs, with big hair and big jewelry, rolling my hips, mouthing “touched for the very first time”

Oh to live with a free spirit of an artist or a child with zero inhibitions.

team

photographer: Jason Lee Parry
stylist: Chloe Chippendale
hair: Tony Vin
make-up: Amy Chance
model: Anna Speckhart

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Into The Wild with Jolie Magazine

June 12, 2017

My latest editorial, Into the Wild, is now out in Jolie Magazine shot with my favourite couple duo – Oliver Beckmann & Elke Dostal. (See my previous editorial with them for L’Officiel here & here.)

Shot in Cape Town adventuring between beaches and rocky cliffs in an array of colourful knits, boyfriend shirts and oversized parkas – no reason not to look cool when camping or festival going.

team

photography: Oliver Beckmann
styling: Elke Dostal
hair & make up: Janina Zais
model: me, Outlaws Models & Max Weffer, Kult Models.

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Around the World with Witchery First Edition

June 2, 2017

The latest Witchery First edition limited collection just hit the shelves and it’s a goodie. Exploring the importance of edgy yet subtly feminine styling, Witchery looked to the streets of New York for inspiration by creating an assortment of ‘must have’ pieces that are elevated and street-smart.

A firm favourite of mine is the bottle green faux fur coat a.k.a the Cookie Monster coat. It’s the must have colour in every fashionista’s wardrobe this season.

Whereas Witchery looked towards the streets of New York for inspiration we looked towards the streets of London for ours.

London is my second home. I’ve been living on-and-off here for almost 10 years due to my modelling and freelance career. It’s an incredible city where anything is possible especially when it comes to creativity. There is something for anyone and everyone in London and the more you look the more you find. It’s a city that never stops giving.

With London Fashion Week being famed among the big four for new and emerging talent it’s no wonder London has made a name for itself as one of the worlds top fashion destinations – an upstart of designers are creating a niche for themselves in this contemporary landscape.

Streetwear is in London’s DNA – from the punks to the minimalist’s – London has a long history of street culture which can be found all over the city. Inspired by the cultural diversity and the breaking of gender barriers it makes wearing statement clothing almost ‘normal’. High fashion meets low on a daily basis and people watching while sipping my flat white has never been more exciting.

Below are my top 3 looks from this season’s First Edition collection shot in and around spaces & places in London that inspire me – empty early morning city streets, museums and instagramable coffee shops. Which look is your favourite?

Shop the collection in selected Woolworths stores and online now.

photography Justin Polkey
creative & styling Emma Jane Menteath

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It’s all about statement when it comes to this outfit. Milk white ankle boots that have an ever so slight cowboy feel to them and an oversized, deep bottle green faux fur coat, the perfect wardrobe piece with Winter settling in. Paired with a black slim-fit jumpsuit adding an edge of confidence and sophistication.

STYLE TIP:
Don’t fear away from statement pieces this season. Wear them with confidence and a fashion editor stride. It’s the perfect antidote to Winter blues as seen at Miu Miu, Prada and Fendi this year. 

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There’s no denying that velvet ruled the runway this past season, everyone celebrated this luxury material from Gucci and Fendi to Dries Van Noten. Witchery’s First Edition collection embraced this trend with clean-cut silhouettes in tops and pants inspired by significant runway trends. Easily wearable with the possibility of dressing the pieces up or down for various occasions.

I teamed my velvet top with a pair of sleek slim fit trousers and velvet loafer slides for a cool and modern street style look. The Clekenwell Grind served as the perfect backdrop thanks to it’s highly instagramable interiors and pops of colour to an otherwise all black ensemble.

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The V&A Museum was the perfect inspiration for this sophisticated outfit of lace and knitwear. The lace maxi skirt creates a chic and progressive look when paired with Witchery’s asymmetry mohair frill knit creating a sense of luxury and elevated styling. 
STYLE TIP:
Embrace your figure and add a wide belt to your look for an extra clinch and accentuation to your waistline. Keep things modern and pair this sophisticated look with a pair of loafers and fun socks instead of heels for the perfect street style look. 

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*A post in collaboration with Witchery. All views and opinion are my own. 

5 Podcasts Worth Listening To

May 22, 2017

I discovered podcasts about 3 years ago while road tripping to the Drakensberg mountains but it wasn’t till I was living in Berlin back in 2015 that I truly got hooked. Everyone was talking about a podcast called Serial and my FOMO kicked in – what was this show I was missing out on?

Turned out to be an incredibly gripping true crime series (I’m sure you know what I’m talking about but incase you’ve been living under a rock there’s more details further down.) and I was hooked!

Podcasts have now become a daily habit of mine – be it when I am driving, commuting around London or simply cleaning the house or cooking dinner I’ll have one playing in the background. They entertaining, educational and they stimulate my mind while I’m otherwise doing boring, menial work.

I’ve teamed up with Sudio – a Swedish headphone company – to offer all my readers a 15% discount on any Sudio purchase. Simply use the code  MYLIFEINPINK15 at checkout to receive your discount.

I use Sudio’s Vasa Blå wireless headphones on a daily basis and I’m obsessed. They don’t blow your eardrums like the Apple one’s do and the quality is exceptional. It has an 8 hour battery life and a built in microphone so you can take/make your calls too. Best part – no more tangled headphones!

Below I have compiled  a list of my top podcasts that I’ve find to be either entertaining or inspiring. I would love to hear what your favourite podcasts are so please do leave comments below in the comment section, or find me on Instagram at @emmajanementeath and drop me a message.

photos: Justin Polkey
location: The Yellow Warbler, Stoke Newington

*in colabaration with Sudio Headphones. All views and opinions are my own. 

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MY TOP 5 PODCASTS (CURRENTLY):

SERIAL 

If you haven’t already listened to the first two seasons of Serial you seriously missing out. Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig and tells one story, a true story, over the course of a season.

The gripping first season deals with “a high-school senior named Hae Min Lee disappeared one day after school in 1999, in Baltimore County, Maryland. A month later, her body was found in a city park. She’d been strangled. Her 17-year-old ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was arrested for the crime, and within a year, he was sentenced to life in prison. The case against him was largely based on the story of one witness, Adnan’s friend Jay, who testified that he helped Adnan bury Hae’s body. But Adnan has always maintained he had nothing to do with Hae’s death. Some people believe he’s telling the truth. Many others don’t.”

The second season is about Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S soldier that was held prisoner of the Taliban for nearly five years after having walked into the desert and deserted his responsibilities as a soldier. In May 2014 he was finally released. The military charged Bergdahl with two crimes, one of which carries the possibility of a life sentence.

Genre: True crime

Perfect For: People who enjoyed watching True Detective and Making A Murderer.

Episodes to get hooked on: The whole of season 1!

Listen here: https://serialpodcast.org

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THE WAY I HEARD IT WITH MIKE ROWE

The Way I Heard It is a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span. Each episode of The Way I Heard It is a true story about a real person, place, or thing. From pop culture to politics, Hollywood to history each episode is about six minutes long and is written and narrated by Mike Rowe.

Genre: Documentary/Trivia.

Perfect For: People with a short attention span.

Episodes to get hooked on: Episode 1, The 25 Million Dollar Kiss & episode 15, Sorry – Wrong Number.

Listen here: http://mikerowe.com/podcast/

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UNMISTAKABLE CREATIVE 

Hosted (and founded) by Srini Rao with over 600 interviews that are deeply personal, insightful and thought provoking with the worlds’s leading thinkers and doers. From happiness researchers and best selling authors to former bank robbers. The perfect podcast to get you motivated and to help you with any creative blockages. Unmistakable Creative has been called the “TEDTalks meets Oprah” podcast. I LOVE IT!

Genre: Interview 

Perfect For: Instigators, rebels and people with an inability to accept the status quo.

Episodes to get hooked on: Biohacking, Your Way to a Bulletproof Life with Dave Asprey and Moments of Creative Daring with Erika Lyremark.

Listen here: https://unmistakablecreative.com

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S – TOWN 

Once again This American Life knock the ball out of the park with their new podcast S-Town (aka Shit Town). To say too much about S-Town is to ruin the slow-burn impact of its wildly unpredictable real-life Southern Gothic story, which explores the life and locale of a chronically dissatisfied Alabama man named John B. McLemore. It’s sad, it’s strange and it’s totally bewitching.

Genre: True Crime/Human tragedy

Perfect For: For anyone who got hooked on Serial.

Episodes to get hooked on: Episode 2 (particularly the end…)

Listen here: https://stownpodcast.org

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MY DAD WROTE A PORNO:

I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much in my entire life! Host Jamie Morton’s father went through a mid-life crisis and wrote an erotic novel called “Belinda Blinked.” It’s bad. Very bad. But so so good! Not for the faint hearted and I highly recommend listening to it with someone else, laughing together is just so much funnier.

Genre: Comedy

Perfect For: People who aren’t easily embarrassed by their parents’ Facebook pages.

Episodes to get hooked on: Episode 1, The Interview.

Listen here: http://www.mydadwroteaporno.com/

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