Dress – c/o ASOS via Juicy Couture
In case you weren’t aware, here’s an easy formula to have a pretty great night: rooftop + amazing sunset + glitter everywhere. It also helps if Juicy Couture gets you looking 100% and wishing you could look like this in your own time- my hair was the most straight and frizz-free I’ve ever seen! This shoot was all about their new fragrance ‘I Am Juicy Couture‘, which they also very kindly sent me a bottle of, and I’ve honestly been using it everyday since.
The fragrance is inspired by all things party – the getting ready bit, having fun when you’re out, and the all-important after party. What I liked about collaborating on this was that I could definitely relate- I work hard but every now and again I *metaphorically* let my hair down (my big tame is always literally down) and you can see my answers to a few questions by clicking on my name here! x
Outfit: Parka, Blouse, Trousers, Clutch, Shoes
I could have believed I’d stepped in to a time machine back to the ’60s when Carrie’s flat was given a makeover a few weeks ago. Alas, no such time machine existed (but I was half asleep on a t0o-early Saturday morning) because this was all for the new Boden ICONS collection, which launches today! It’s a 17-piece capsule wardrobe inspired by British style, so there’s plenty to feast your eyes on.
I teamed the Soho Blouse and the Hyde Parka in one outfit, even though it’s a somewhat unlikely pairing. And they couldn’t be more opposite; the parka is possibly the warmest thing I’ve ever worn and feels like a virtual hug the second I slide my arms through. On the other hand, the blouse is pretty *ahem* cheeky when worn like I did: see-through silk with the most delicate pussybow tie *swoon*.
And you’ll see from Carrie, Kristabel, Liv & Lucy‘s outfits that the collection is quite eclectic and varied! The best thing about our group shots is seeing just how different one collection can be worn by one group of friends. I hope you enjoy all of our snaps as much as we enjoyed shooting! x
What I Wore: Hat – ASOS, Jacket – Topshop, Top – American Apparel, Skirt – ASOS, Sandals – Vagabond, Bag – Jack Wills
It’s not everyday I get to spend 24 hours in my favourite English city (outside of London, of course!) with a bunch of my favourite human beings. That’s just what Natalie from Etsy UK had planned for us though, and boy was it jam-packed! The idea of the trip was to get to know the Brighton Etsy craft-seller-crew, in none other than the super-cool Lick Yogurt warehouse. Given my recent interest in exploring more ethical brands, it was an inspiring experience to meet craft sellers who loved what they did, set themselves up and made a living out of their passion.
We spent the first day lunching at Silo (they have an incredible zero-waste policy!) and spending the afternoon getting crafty with the sellers. From ‘drawing’ floral dresses, cooing over cute painted cats, to designing our own dinosaur jewellery, it was the most fun I’ve had whilst ‘working’! I also had the pleasure of feeling pretty special at dinner thanks to the chef at New Club (hiya Thomas!) who made me a unique vegan dish that he had clearly thought-through and put effort in.
I left the craft-shop that afternoon fully convinced of the importance of choosing independent labels over high street ones, having met the human beings behind the shops. I’ve popped a full list of all the craft sellers at the bottom of this post, and highly recommend you take a look at each one, if only to see the inspiring work they do- and you might just bag yourself a special gem for yourself too!
The lovely craft sellers:
i like cats
Georgie St. Clair
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