Smokey layers

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.

 

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Blazer: Karen Millen

Bra: Eustratia

Shirt: H&M

Trousers: Eustratia

Shoes: H&M

Neckalce: Richard Ayres

Rings: Elemental luxury

Bag: H! by Henry Holland

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In the garden

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I recently managed to put my workaholism aside in favour of some chill-out time. The weather has been quite warm recently but I was still lucky I managed to fit these photos in before the storm started!

Sunglasses: Balmain

Coat: Ebay

Shirt: Ebay

Trousers: Missguided

Shoes: Nike

Necklace: Richard Ayres

Rings: Elemental luxury and Dixi

Images by Richard Ayres Photography

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Summer wedding

This weekend I attended my first summer wedding of the year, in a beautiful little village in Cheshire.

 

Contrary to popular belief, I don’t always wear black but it can be hard for me to find the perfect dress to suit my style for such things.

 

After a lot of looking around I decided to make myself something out of this water print fabric I bought last year.  I quite enjoyed making this and would be happy to make similar ones if anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation. summer wedding 2

 

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Dress: Custom Eustratia

Necklace: Richard Ayres for Vanguard

Clutch: customised

Shoes: Public desire

Images by Richard Ayres photography.

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Shooting for Coco and Max Melbourne

In January, I was sent a selection of wonderful garments to shoot by my friends at Coco and Max and with the weather finally starting to warm up over here, I thought it was the perfect time to share with you all.

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coco 3My first set featured the Geo pop leggings in white/pink.  I paired them with a floaty open shoulder top from my own label, Eustratia and some gemstone necklaces. Anyone who reads this blog can probably guess I don’t wear much pink and I don’t usually go for these shiny looking leggings but the quality and fit on these are amazing, they feel cool rather than sweaty and the waistband and seams are super comfortable.

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For my second look, I wore the Geo skull bather. This has recently been reduced on the website as it’s now winter in Australia, giving all you northern hemisphere readers the perfect chance to snap one up. The print is so detailed and magical and despite it being white, it will not become see-though when wet due to the amazing pink lining (though it also comes in black). A close up of the print can be found on my instagram, here.

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I paired the bathers with the dragonfly poncho in white. Beautifully draped, it provides the right amount of protection from the sun, while still keeping you cool.

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I love dragonflies so the print is an added bonus for me and will definitely be debuting this at the beach very soon!

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For the final part of the shoot, I wore my absolute favourite piece from the range, the crystal leggings. I love knee pad details and these lightly padded, crystal heart shaped ones are so unique! The leggings are made of liquid foil effect 4 way stretch fabric and offer a comfortable fit with just the right amount of support.

odin 1For this look, I also enlisted the help of some furry friends. This is Odin, my favourite puppy from our litter. My scale headpiece is by Richard Ayres.

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I also tried the leggings with a more casual look, pairing them with my limited edition crystal heart t-shirt and some large headphones.

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Charlie and I rocking our Coco crystal hearts!

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I had loads of fun shooting these and am glad to have found another great indie label with high quality, original and ethical products. Every garment is proudly 100% manufactured in Melbourne, to support fair local trade.

Supporting smaller labels is great for the economy and means more people can survive doing what they love. I always believe it’s better to have an eclectic selection of special items that you enjoy wearing than a sea of generic mass produced garments that make you feel like you have nothing to wear.

All images by Richard Ayres photography, styling and retouch by me.

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The upper city.

I have recently returned from my annual trip to my home town, Thessaloniki, where we visited the old “upper” city to enjoy the view and explore the winding streets and quaint houses.

We came across this cute pastel house and decided it was a great backdrop for my outfit pictures.

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Necklace: Hand-made

Top: Topshop

Shorts: Primark

Bag: H&M

Sandals: Topshop

Images by Richard Ayres Photography

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