My mind is a complete hot mess today! I’ve been a total manic running from point A to point B today leaving my phone here, my sunglasses there. I guess that’s what 2 hours sleep does to you. Been suffering from insomnia lately and it’s playing havoc on my day to day routines. You forget how important sleep is until you deprived of it.
On another note here’s our latest collaboration with contemporary fashion jewellery brand Lowndes London – who I had the pleasure of shooting one of their previous campaigns a few seasons back – and their timeless rose gold Georgiana collection. “Named after Lowndes Square in Belgravia, one of the city’s most fashionable addresses, the brand is partly informed by the rich history of London’s High Society. Stories of opulence, wild eccentricity, scandal and whimsy underpin ‘Inspired by London’s forgotten past and hidden present’ – the brand positioning developed by Yang Rutherford.”
The Georgiana collection is inspired by Lady Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire, herself – a modern women for her era who captured the hearts of the women in the 18th century with her vivacious character. As the story goes “she gambled, she danced and she flirted in a way that few would dare.”
The designs, however modern they are, remind me of something timeless I would find on my grandmothers dresser and was thus inspired to reach into the eighties for styling inspiration for our shoot. High waisted trousers, power shoulders and leather gloves, reminding me of those powerful and elegant women I have seen while flipping through older issues of Vogue magazine.
Lowndes London Georgiana rose gold necklace
Lowndes London Georgiana rose gold earrings
H&M polo neck
Zara houndstooth blazer
Celine clasp bag
I Am Trend Riri sunglasses
M&S kitten heels
Vintage leather gloves
*Shot in collaboration with Lowndes London. All views and opinions are my own.
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.
Instead of using beads as Pichulik always has, this time Katherine Mary Pichulik shaped rope and cast them in brass and then gold plated them to create the eight pieces that speak of having a history but are at the same time has a modern feeling.
“In keeping with the idea that jewellery is passed down from generation to generation, the collection’s leitmotiv is the knot, a symbol of security and longevity. A knot becomes tighter over time until it cannot be undone any more.” Says Kelly Withey.
This Saturday the J&B Met celebrates its 38th anniversary with the theme: ‘Made for the Mix.’ Pursue the unconventional path by mixing different fashion styles together. Combine your colours vibrantly. Blend vintage with contemporary. Be bold and experiment with contrasting styles that compliment each other remarkably to create an ensemble that’s truly unique. All in the name of being Made Different.
Colette Hayman teamed up with My Life in Pink to spoil one lucky reader with these divine, sparkling jewels and clutch bag worth R700!
Mix and match them with colourful items of clothing for a retro 70’s feel. Think pink trousers, white shirt and an orange blazer. Actually anything would go 😉
In order to qualify for the giveaway follow the steps below:
3.) For an extra entry leave a comment on this blog post stating your favourite Colette Hayman item in these pictures.
**Step 3 does not qualify you for the giveaway unless you’ve completed step 1 and 2.
Winner will be announced on Friday evening
All photos shot by myself.