Funfair

July 24, 2017

“It was the flashing lights, and the noise of the machines, and the loud, loud music, all seeming to refract and contract around her, her eyes widening, her hair swooshing, her slow smile shining. She seemed an actual part of the place – all fun, all joy, all shimmery skittering energy.”

A few weekends ago Carters Steam Fair pulled into town. A unique attraction consisting entering of rare vintage equipment and rides and is believed to be the largest vintage traveling funfair in the world.

We decided to make a day of it and cycled over to the funfair to try out all the rides and stuff our faces with candy floss and hotdogs. I felt like a kid again and it was truly marvellous!

Styling was kept bright, colourful and playful to match our surroundings and Justin opted for a candid approach snapping pics of me when I least expected it.

Colour is a big trend this season and I am loving all the yellows and reds. Don’t be afraid to mix and match your prints and colours – be bold and have fun!

photography – Justin Polkey
creative & styling – Emma Jane Menteath
retouching – Sherwin Liang

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Look One: 
Yellow Bardot Top – H&M
Pink Maxi Skirt – & Other Stories
Red Heels – Mango
Bunny Purse – & Other Stories

Look Two:
Green Dress – Zara
Pink Heels – Zara

Look Three:
Green Pinafore – Mango
White Puffed Sleeves Top – Zara
Stripped Handbag – Zara

Look Four: 
Red Top – H&M
Printed Maxi Skirt – H&M
Red Heels – Mango

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. 

Moody Blooms

September 28, 2016

I’ll be the first to admit that owning, never or less wearing, a floral print item is simply not me. However the latest influx of dark and moody florals found against a dark colour palette or embroidered on luxe jacquard fabrics has me changing my opinion rather quickly.

Spotted on the runway countless times this past season moody blooms are taking over. With darker colour palettes and longer hemlines to create a dash of drama with a hint of Victorian goth. Marc Jacobs, Erdem, Burberry and Vetements all showed long-length dresses in moody, nearly sinister patterns.

Keep the look casual with a boho maxi dress, leather jacket and a pair of trusty ankle boots or if all over floral is simply too much a printed floral scarf or an embroidered jacket will do the trick.

There’s no reason not to look blooming fabulous this season.

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wearing: Vero Moda dress, Zara boots

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wearing: H&M pyjama style suit and necklace 

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wearing: ASOS reclaimed vintage frock, Witchery boots, H&M necklace

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wearing: H&M knit, Zara embroidered trousers

A Sure Thing

September 13, 2016

Wardrobe wise what’s more of a sure thing than a crisp white shirt? Wear it to work, party in it at night, relax in one during the weekends and throw one over your bikini when on holiday.

Probably the most versatile item you could own, more so then your favourite pair of denims. Classic? Yes. Timeless? Yes.

My latest white shirt acquisition is a beautifully soft, 100% cotton, “Oxford ex-boyfriend” shirt from GANT. With an oversized fit (a.k.a straigh and slightly longer) I opted for a girl-meets-boy inspired look.

I teamed my classic white shirt with a pair of black three quarter trousers and a fitted blazer. To keep things interesting I opted for a DIY neck pierce using my skinny scarf and a pair of fish net socks.

Feminitity meets masculinity.

wearing:

GANT white shirt
Zara shorts
Witchery blazer
Zara skinny scarf
ASOS socks
Gucci loafers

Shot by Justin Polkey

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