Friday, 25 October 2013

Little Black Dress?









Here I have styled a simple and elegant black vintage dress. For myself, the L in LBD should always be Long.
Forever my favourite staple piece and the perfect autumn outfit.

Speak soon,

Harriet x







Photographer, Harry Cooke
Model, Connie Wilson
Stylist, Harriet Victoria




Saturday, 19 October 2013

Straps & Chains





Shorts, Bitching and Junkfood
Chains,  Topshop & Vintage
Shoes,  Jeffrey Campbell
Sunglasses,  Vintage
Croptop,  Topshop
Earings,  Vintage
Jacket,  Vintage



Straps & Chains, a big look for myself and others this summer and one i will be taking through to winter with a little warming up.
This look is inspired by what i've seen on the high street with particular emphasise both Topshop, and a favourite of mine, Bitching and Junkfood.com. To be perfectly honest it's all about the shorts. I've always been a lover of high waisted shorts because they lengthen your legs and allow for a crop top combo- i personally don't think it's ever pretty to have a full stomach out, it's a bit reminiscent of 90's girl bands/spice girls- for me with the high waist making the look a lot less offensive.
 However the bondage-like straps fitted to the denim adds a cool and sexy edge that, shamefully, gave me the incentive to spend £90- which really does make me recoil when i consider that these are going to be difficult to wear in british winter weather; but i WILL find a way.. and regarding the sunglasses- thank you john Lennon and Ozzy Osbourne for a legacy of 'cool'.

Speak soon,

Harriet x




Photographer, Harry Cooke
Stylist & Model, Harriet Victoria

Monday, 14 October 2013

Suited & Booted





(Braces, American Apparel)
(DiscoPants, Missguided)
(Boots, Urban Outfitters)
(Earing's, Vintage)
(Shirt, Allsaints)


A little late on this post, but i feel it's really important to mention suits. Suits are my new favourite outfit ever. Above is my favourite of a shoot i did with friend and photographer Rachel Sherlock about half way through the summer. Since then, i have noticed quirky and well fitting suits for my demographic are becoming increasingly easy to get hold of (leaving myself to feel that smug- age old 'did i start this trend?' fashion forecasting vibe, which is, unfortunately, probably not the case at all).

Regardless, the androgynous nature of a suit on a woman is something beautiful to me- and the combination of this and the outfit's versatility with regards to its wear: oversized, skirted, trousered, fitted, patterned cropped etc means i'll be rocking the suit through to winter whenever i can get away it. 

In the image above i am arguably wearing a more modern take on the suit when compared to the more traditional matching jacket and trouser combo, I recommend this technique for a less formal every day approach to the outfit.

Speak soon, 

Harriet
x




Photographer, Rachel Sherlock
Make Up, Gemma Rowland
Model & Stylist, Harriet Victoria

Friday, 4 October 2013

White is the new BLACK







(Jacket, Vintage)
(Shoes, Jeffrey Campbell)


The 'White Out' has been dominating the catwalks since Spring/Summer 2013 with beautiful creations from Ricardo Tisci, Karl Lagerfield at Chanel and Givenchy catalysing a trend that- when done well- can be as striking as a timeless all-black ensemble. 

The Outfit pictured above is all about the white suit jacket, which i feel adds structure and drama to numerous autumn outfits- I imagine this white jacket with some tailored white trousers, a chunky necklace and some killer heels (It's incredibly stressful fantasising about outfits as i'm currently in debt from the summer despite being paid yesterday

- so we'll leave it at that).



However, forever a bargain hunter this jacket cost me £2,

 with very similar and affordable styles appearing in the likes of Topshop for £50,

 with other high street stores offering very similar products- so there are no excuses not to get one. 

Speak soon,

Harriet
x



Photographer, Harry Cooke
Make Up Artist, Lily Woodworth
Model and Stylist, Harriet Victoria