Turning up the party factor in December's column! I just can't get enough of everything sequin-y, glittery and bow-y! MORE MORE MORE! Can't believe it's even holiday time already but I'm ready - just need some party invites now!!!
(top and sweatpants both Ashish, shoes - Zara)
(Jacket - filles a papa, dress - Asos & Asos Curve, pearl sneakers - Nike )
The new images from the monki christmas campaign I just shot are out!!! For those who aren't familiar with the brand, monki are part of the h&m umbrella (cos, &otherstories, cheap monday etc). They're sizing is super generous for the high-street and they do super cute trend stuff at an amazing price point.
It's such a nice feeling when you get to shoot with a brand you truly love! It's a rare occurrence when a 'normal' (non-plus) brand chooses to shoot a non size 4/6 model so it's definitely something worth celebrating! Why this is still such a rarity is still so confusing to me! Monki know that their customer base is young and realise that they have a social responsibility to use healthy and happy looking models in their ads. Why is no one else making that connection? Look at the images below - just because I'm a UK 14 does that make you not want to buy these clothes? I keep waiting for big brands to actually make the move and break the mould but yet to really see anyone doing anything about it. Why can't there just be more of a variety of models being used?
So thank you so much to Monki for giving me the chance to just be me and not worry whether I was too small or too big for my job let alone the world we live in!
We had such a wonderful summer in NYC this year. Swimming in the rockaways, biking everywhere, eating 2 gelatos a day! Ahhhh! I'm seriously grieving it's departure already! We took these photos at dusk post a great day outside and the light has this beautiful silver tinge.
My new Nov column in Instyle UK is out! This month it's all about coats to start fending through the colder months headed our way! I'm a true summer baby through and through but getting new jumpers and coats help ease the pain of the season turning! Let's get snuggly people!
Throughout all the travels some places just really stick in your mind more than others and magical Mexico City was truly one of those. I feel emotional just thinking about it - the city is so full of vitality and insanity, my favourite kind of combination! Sadly I was only there for 3 days but itching to head back as soon as I can.
Mexico City also know as D.F. (stands for Distrito Federal) seriously fuels all the senses, every day was spent living in colour with our bellies and eyes full!
We made a stop to Frida Kahlo's blue house which is one of the most serene and special places I've ever been to. Filled with amazing cacti and greenery and splashed of moroccan electric blue paint and stone, it's what I would be happy to call my dream home.
Vogue Mexico have curated a wonderful exhibition based on her style in the guest cottage on the property.
I'm planning to go back in the new year and the trip just can't come round quick enough!
This column in Instyle UK is such a cute new exciting part of my life and I feel like a kid at christmas waiting for it to come out! I try to really represent what I'd be wearing every month. I'm seriously playing more with intense colour as I feel like it makes such a difference to how I feel on a daily basis! Going to keep it strictly ROYGBIV this autumn and winter!
I'm seriously crying big wet tears - I'm such a summer baby that I can't face the fact it's nearly over. I'm grieving with a somewhat heavy heart. I'm currently working in Germany and it's full on autumn here already. Bless you summer of 2014 - I loved every minute I had with you!
Somehow the lovely darlings of Instyle UK have given me my own damn monthly style column!!! I can't quite believe it and I'm so excited! I feel like a baby Bradshaw right now! It's out now in the September issue! Please look out for it and draw cute bunny ears on my head and send me a photo!!!
I only recently just discovered french womenswear label - JACQUEMUS!
How has it taken me this long!? I feel like I've been hiding under a giant ass rock, in the dark.
In the grand scheme of things I actually really struggle to find labels that are 'SO ME' but this one feels like its ticking ALL MY BOXES. Yung genius Simon Porte Jacquemus of Jaqucemus is a self taught 24 year old DREAMBOAT designer who's work reminds me of a young cutie pie junior rei kawakubo.
Their visual everything is full of dreamy colours, deconstructed cuts and cute teenage angst. He describes his creative process > he makes a film, takes photos and then creates the clothes to go with that idea. He is obviously MAGIC and I NEED EVERYTHING!!!
Here are a few shots from their A/W 14' collection that I just can't get over!