Cuff: A weathered penny
necklace: Richard Ayres
Leather jacket: Whistles (similar)
Jumper: Firetrap (similar)
Boots: Dr. Martens
A casual outfit I wore on a quick trip into Manchester to buy some materials for my orders and have lunch with my mum.
bag: H! By Henry Holland
Boots: Dr. Martens
Sometimes as an independent brand, it’s difficult to produce enough garments for a new collection all in one go. I always struggle to find the balance between making enough money to stay afloat, preserving my artistic integrity and learning new skills, all of which I consider integral parts of running my business. This means that sometimes, I have to prioritise things that break up the flow of creativity and not create as many new items as I planned.
This happened during the creation of my winter collection and I decided to photograph and share what I had and add to it at a later date, instead of risking it looking rushed or producing items I didn’t love.
I was initially afraid there weren’t enough similar items for it to seem like a collection but ater looking at the images, I think the mood comes across, despite the fact that it is incomplete.
Images by Toria Brightside
Models: Myself and Jessica @Vauhaus
Featuring the beautiful Tara
Some of the items have already been listed on my website, where you can also get 20% off or about another hour with the code: ENDOFYEAR20
Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate! It’s finally time to share the annual Eustratia winter photoshoot images.
We had a great team this time, working with Toria Brightside, who has been by my side throughout the creation of this latest collection and has a great understanding of the pieces and reuniting with Victoria who has been part of 4 previous collection shoots and has just returned to modelling after a break to start a family. The makeup was provided by Faye Aydin.
We shot this set in my house, I love shooting at home because we have the freedom to shoot for as long as we like and move everything around to fit the scene.
The new items will be added to the website in the next few days.
As someone who orders a lot of things online, I often have packaging lying around the house. Today I was getting ready to throw out some polystyrene, when I had a brain wave.
I had seen this picture on pinterest a few weeks ago and wanted to create something similar for myself, however, I wasn’t sure what they used for the snow or what I had that would give a similar effect.
I decided to free some of the polystyrene balls and see if they created a snow-like effect.
I then did the same with two larger jars and tied bits of grosgrain ribbon and lace round them.
The look of the jars changes slightly depending on what you wrap them with so try to choose something that matches or complements your decor.