SHADOW PLAY ft. the new H&M Studio SS17 Collection

February 24, 2017

Inspired by the passion and strength of ballet the new limited edition H&M Studio collection, which will launch in stores globally on the 2nd March, is full of trendy key looks and statement pieces for fashion lovers. Traditional tailoring techniques meet with the functionality and high-tech elements of sportswear in a fresh modern clash.

For the first time, H&M will close the gap between the retail calendar and runway calendar and bring customers a collection straight off the runway. The fashion show will be presented at Paris Fashion Week on the 1 March and will also include menswear for the first time.

“This is a collection about love, a positive message of hope and optimism. Knowledge of the past mixed with the energy of today creates a path to a new future,” says Pernilla Wohlfart, H&M’s design and creative director.

Today’s My Life in Pink editorial features some of my favourite teaser looks shot by Justin Polkey which will grace the runway at Paris Fashion Week next week Wednesday.

The womenswear collection will be available here in South Africa at Sandton from the 2nd March.

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Maison Mara for Metal Magazine

February 21, 2017

New styling work now out in Metal Magazine exclusively ft. Maison Mara:

Upon returning from London in November I decided to take Justin camping in the Cederberg Mountains where I had spent a fair amount of my childhood. We were both so inspired by the rock textures that we decided to collaborate on a story together.

Fast foward a few weeks and there we were hiking up the Cederberg mountain range with crew in tow. Honestly we could not have asked for a more hard working and dedicated team. Two days and 3 hikes later the weather was finally what we wanted, still air and bright sunlight.

Big thanks to Maison Mara for supplying all the clothing and a shoutout to everyone evolved for your dedication and for not complaining once while carrying equipment and styling up the moutanin three times.

See the original editorial in Metal Magazine here.

[opening image credits – dress: KENZO blouse: SONIA by SONIA RYKIEL]

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dress: JW ANDERSON
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blouse: SONIA by SONIA RYKIEL shorts: SONIA by SONIA RYKIEL
tunic: JW ANDERSON skirt: ACNE STUDIOS

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blouse: KENZO skirt: JW ANDERSON
top: ROENZA SCHOULER

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dress: KENZO
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top: PROENZA SCHOULER

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shirt: ACNE STUDIOS skirt: JIL SANDER

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blouse: HEIMSTONE shorts: ACNE STUDIOS

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dress: JW ANDERSON
knit: COURRÈGES skirt: KENZO

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shirt: MM6
blouse: KENZO skirt JW ANDERSON

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trousers: ACNE STUDIOS

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team:
photography: JUSTIN POLKEY
styling: EMMA JANE MENTEATH
model: ELENA DEGER from OUTLAWS
hair and make up: ALICE COLORITI
assistents: SHERWIN LIANG & REECE MENTEATH

Retro Sport: The Rise of Skiwear

January 18, 2017

Thanks to Demna Gvasalia‘s debut collection for Balenciaga in March 16 skiwear has become everyone’s winter must have.
Oversized puffer jackets that offer performance characteristics but are also fashionable.

The addition of slacks and sporty details such as chunky elastic trims, polo collars, and athletic stripes have created a laid back approach to our wardrobes with a touch of retro inspiration.

Soften the look with a pair of hells or an embellished ballet pump. Winter in Europe is dark and grey so why not inject a bit of colour into your looks too, think bold reds and deep hues of blue.

So embrace a new, informal edge that luxe sportswear brings and be fearless. Oh and Happy New Year everyone!

xxx
EJ

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Witchery First Edition

December 6, 2016

With a mix of intricate textures, sporty shapes and complex detailing the latest Witchery First Edition limited collection is an instant wardrobe update for the upcoming festive season. A collection consisting of silhouettes suitable for parties, day events through to sparkly nights out. Here’s three festive trends to try now.

Jump Start

There’s no surprise that the jumpsuit has supplanted the cocktail dress as there is nothing easier then throwing on a full length jumpsuit and instantly looking sleek. The Rampling jumpsuit is made from a luxurious silk and is the perfect versatile wardrobe staple that you’ll wear on many an occasion. Think sandals and fedora for a day down by the beach or heels and classic jewels for a dinner party with friends.

tip: Add a thick waist belt to your outfit to accentuate your waist-line and a pair of stiletto’s to elongate your figure.

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Sequins of Events

With the festive season and end of the year celebrations right around the corner owning a little sparkle will never let you down. The short milk white jumpsuit is a wonder onesie with sequins and cross back detailing that provides a laid back evening-wear option that still retains the glam.

tip: Swop out your flats for a pair of kitten heels and a bold lip to take your look from day-time party to night-time sparkle.

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Cold Shoulder

The off the shoulder ribbed knit offers the perfect amount of sexy meets sweet. A style that feels just as right for a Summer soiree as it does for a beachside lunch. For a modern update opt for monochrome separates and a pair of trousers over a summer skirt or a pair of shorts. You don’t want to show off too much skin.

tip: Make sure you wear a good strapless bra with your off the shoulder top and add a quick dusting of bronzer on the décolletage to ensure the look is red-carpet ready.

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Shot by Justin Polkey

Make up by Tyler Williams
*Advertorial post in collaboration with Witchery. All words and outfit choice are my own. 

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