The weather has finally started to brighten up a bit and last weekend, I was able to take Ziva for a little walk without having to change into waterproofs!
Photography by Richard Ayres
sheer batwing top: Eustratia
Sunglasses: Balmain (currently sold out)
Harness bra: Nichole de Carle
Crystal necklace: Infinity
Feather necklace: Richard Ayres
belt: Asos (similar)
Jeans: Next (similar here)
Boots: Dr. Martens
Lace scallop bra
Latexlace cincher harness
Full latex briefs
High neck lace bodysuit
Latex cincher harness
Latexlace harness dress
Latexlace moth pasties
Latexlace triangle bra
Latex flower hotpants
Latex knee high socks
Aurora latexlace bra
Aurora high-leg latexlace briefs
Lace nymph bra
inverted suspender briefs
With this collection, I wanted to go back to the origins of Eustratia and create pieces that embody the contradictions which inspired me to start the label. Delicate lace and feminine silhouettes contrasted by harness straps and oversized hardware.
Shot by Danniella Jaine
MUA Hannah Gill
Styling and hair by me
Other models: Amber and Shakira @Vauhaus
I don’t often feature shoots on here that I have not conceptualised myself, but I also seldom shoot in black and white, and thought these images were sufficiently different from anything I would normally post, to leave room for you to admire them and the lingerie, as well as whatever I decide to do with it next.
The set was shot as part of Alexander Bather’s “Night diary” exhibition last year and was arranged in collaboration with Vauhaus model agency, who also allowed their HQ to become the backdrop.
Some of you may remember, I released several bras with my Vanguard collection last year. I initially intended them to be worn more as tops but soon decided it would be better to make bottoms to go with them, so they can also be worn as lingerie, in a set.
I didn’t have much time to design before the shoot so I made two out of three styles on the day. Hazel had already ordered a set from me and had requested something that matched the bra with lots of straps, which I think I delivered. Lia wanted to wear a high waisted brief so just used the same fabrics and details as the bra and created something in that style. For the third set, I decided to make a thong for variety, without knowing who the model would be at the time.
I was quite pleased with how the came out for a first attempt, though I have now made adjustments and changed some of the details. I look forward to showing you the final versions in a photoshoot at some point soon.
Images by Alexander Bather
Models Lia, Laura and Hazel
mua Demi Skinner
Lingerie by Eustratia
If you like what you see, you can get 20% off with code: EUSTL20, perfect for a Valentine’s day treat 😉
In the past, I probably never would have thought that pairing a t-shirt with a pleated chiffon maxi skirt was a good idea but recently I’ve been updating the categories I mentally assign clothing to.
I wanted a comfortable but striking outfit to attend a friend’s birthday drinks and this was definitely a hit.
The wedge trainers perfectly marry the contrasting elements and the accessories add the right amount of edge.
skirt: similar here
earrings: Richard Ayres
Images shot by Richard Ayres photography
It’s exciting to finally be able to share images from the Vaguard collection. I started working on the first items 3 years ago and bought new machines and learned new processes on the road to its completion.
To make this collection extra special, we have teamed up with designer, Richard Ayres , who developed a range of unique chainmail elements and jewellery, add an elegant touch of toughness to the range.
Images by Richard Ayres photography.
Lace hood top
Artemis harness skirt and Freya crop-top
Freya jacket and shadow skirt
Open shoulder top, Shadow harem pants
Pastie harness bra
Sheer batwing top and scale sequin skirt
Knee pad leggings
To celebrate the launch of this collection, I’m offering 25% off till midday GMT on Tuesday the 16th of June. This is a large percentage for a small, independent label so I hope you take advantage of it while it’s on.