We’re reaching the end of summer but the weather is still quite warm and I haven’t properly started thinking about my winter wardrobe yet (though I have done a small clear out to make way for new pieces) so this month has been about make up, lingerie and comfy shoes.
I desperately needed some new make up and there seem to be quite a few new palettes out at the moment. The ones I decided to go for are the illamasqua sculpting palette and the urban decay smokey eye palette. I was initially sceptical about the sculpting palette as the colours look a bit dark and warm for me but I went into selfridges and got them to try it out on me and decided it was just what I needed. I was immediately drawn to the naked smokey palette because of the greater variety in tone compared to the previous ones. I also love the larger mirror and the fact that the shades really compliment the ones in the sculpting palette.
My love of strappy lingerie is no secret so I wanted to feature a couple of my recent favourites. The bra is from one of my own recent collection, Vanguard and the briefs are from a designer I’ve loved for a while, so I had to get a pair when they went in the sale. The colour probably seems like a bit of an odd choice but I have loads of black lingerie and am trying to branch out a bit.
Finding stylish comfy shoes is always a bonus and the brogues in particular, are a bargain. I also need some new docs and since I’ve realised black is really the most practical boot colour for me, I decided to go for some texture with the snake print.
A couple of weeks ago, I attended my friend Cassie’s graduate exhibition at the Foundation Coffee House in Manchester. A couple of days earlier we had been shopping and I picked up a long tunic-style skirt and some lace brogues from H&M, which I decided to incorporate into my outfit. I don’t think I’ve ever bought such inexpensive shoes before but they are beautiful and surprisingly comfy.
Blazer: Karen Millen
Neckalce: Richard Ayres
Rings: Elemental luxury
Bag: H! by Henry Holland
Leggings: Coco & Max
Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Rings: Elemental Luxury
Images by : Richard Ayres
My dad has adopted the Christmas jumper “thing” recently and insisted we all had to wear one on Christmas day. Luckily, I did manage to find the least disgusting one available and style it with some other amazing items I got around the same time.
Christmas day was pretty busy, as is to be expected, and I didn’t have time to take pictures so I re-wore the outfit at the end of a different shoot to show you.
The only pictures I took on the actual day are these:
I wore more jewellery on actual Christmas day as it’s tradition for me to wear everything that I get as a gift. More of this kind of thing on my instagram.
You can see how much bigger Odin looks in the image above compared to this one!
My wonderful intern, Lindsay also bought me an instax for Christmas, which has reinforced my need to document all events with an instant photo.
*In loving memory of my perfect puppy, Odin.*
The latex swing skirt is one of the most wearable items from the Eustratia SS 14 collection and I wanted to incorporate it into a more casual daytime outfit as an example.
The outfits I’ve featured on here have been predominantly black so I chose the translucent pink skirt, firstly to add a bit of colour and secondly because I love the way you can see the legs silhouetted beneath it.
I’ve always loved combining textures and I think faux fur/feathers look great with latex or patent leather.
Unfortunately by the time I got round to photographing the outfit it had started to rain so you will have to excuse my hair.
Faux fur gillet: Bird’s Yard
Latex skirt: Eustratia
Platform brogues: Rock & Candy
Bag: Vivienne Westwood
Body Jewellery: bodyjewelrypiercing
Photography by Richard Ayres
Today I went to drop off some samples with a stylist. Hopefully they’ll be featured in a cool editorial. I was in a rush so I put my hair into a messy half-up twist bun.
I customised my blazer with some small spikes to give it a bit of edge.
I also enjoy slipping bits of latex into my everyday wardrobe. Today I wore my kindaku harness over a mesh, polka dot dress.
I also rediscovered my long socks, that have been hiding away over the winter, due to not provided quite enough warm.
When I came home I found a little bag of goodies from bodyjewellerypiercing.com which I will be featuring in a different post, but I decided to try a couple of the pieces out.
Earrings: Richard Ayres
Dress: Miss Selfridge
Shoes: Rock & Candy
Images by Richards Ayres.