Styling

Vogue’s seventies summer

Vogue Seventies fashion

I’ve cut down a lot on the monthly mags I used to buy but the Vogues are still a constant. This issue has the sweetest student style shoot photographed (please can we stop saying ‘lensed’) by Venetia Scott and styled by Bay Garnett. It was shot at the Complutense University of Madrid and is heavy on the Smedley polo necks, Rochas bootees and Vuitton minis, all with a subtle 70s flavour. And thankfully no clichΓ© mention of the film, Love Story… (more…)

Quote of the day: Caroline Baker

Caroline Baker stylist

“The early 1980s was a lovely time. Punk had shaken everyone up, the Japanese taking over Paris was dynamic in terms of new looks and working with [Katharine] Hamnett was thrilling for me as she always pushed me to do more and more! I have always loved adding strings, ribbons, belts, torn strips of fabric, net and lace to my styling looks so I was in my element.”
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This quote is taken from a rather lovely interview with legendary stylist Caroline Baker on Iain R Webb’s blog, Hope & Glitter. I assisted Caroline years ago, and if I forgot to pack her bag of ribbons on a shoot there would be hell to pay!

London Fashion Week AW15: let’s hear it for the girls

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In these days of Insta-journalism, a fanciful theme is a gift to the time poor and attention-deficit. It helps tell the story of a collection which is what selling clothes is all about. And our young female designers are particularly adept at it.

On the first day of London Fashion Week AW15, we saw evocative tableaux styled as an art class and a gossipy teen gathering courtesy of Molly Goddard and Le Kilt respectively. Meanwhile, Shrimps gave us beautifully vacant aliens landed on a glittery planet surrounded by stalagmites. (more…)

What Asos did next – get ready for the ‘new in’ app

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There’s no denying that Asos has had a tough year this year, with younger, sexier, leaner upstarts snapping at its heels (hello Missguided and Boohoo). But it’s fighting back for SS15 with some excellent product and clever customer service initiatives. What does the Asos girl want? Newness. When does she want it? All the time. And so Asos is launching ‘New In’, a new Tinder-like app that let’s you swipe yay or nay to the Asos new-in feed, adding your choices to your profile. (more…)

Editorial shoot: Bittersweet blues

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I’ve wanted to shoot with Vanessa Jackman for yonks. We met on a funny bloggers’ trip to Paris a few years ago and generally catch up twice a year on the fashion week circuit where she shoots street style (her blog is shortlisted for a Bloglovin’ award – go vote!) and I research the shows.

Finally we carved some time this summer to shoot the charming and creative Claudia Gould, who epitomises the new breed of multi-pronged model with attitude. Our friends at MIH Jeans gave us the run of their West London showroom and a rail of AW14 samples. The Phoebe Slim is already something of a cult jean, while we all cooed over the men’s Jean Machine chunky navy sweater, one of those wear-anywhere-and-everywhere staples. I also loved the inky indigo raw-edged straight skirt, styled here with a Post-It pink bra from & Other Stories.

The theme for the shoot was loosely denim-based. We wanted to evoke a laid back but bittersweet mood that expresses the melancholy of late summer-early autumn. So I added to the mix Rejina Pyo’s ruched red skirt, Dusan’s luxurious poncho and a double-layered jacket from 3.1 Phillip Lim, all newly arrived at The Shop At Bluebird. To shop the shoot, just click on the pictures or the embedded links below…

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ABOVE: Poncho, Dusan at The Shop At Bluebird/// Phoebe Slim jeans, MIH Jeans/// Cuff, & Other Stories/// men’s scarf, Hermes

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Sleeveless coat (part of a two-piece), 3.1 Phillip Lim at The Shop At Bluebird/// Phoebe Slim jeans and chambray shirt, both MIH Jeans///Mesh shoes and cuff, both & Other Stories/// Ring, Maria Nilsdotter

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Sleeveless coat (part of a two-piece), 3.1 Phillip Lim at The Shop At Bluebird///Β Chambray shirt, MIH Jeans

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White shirt, MIH Jeans/// Skirt, Acne at The Shop At Bluebird/// Pink bra and cuff, both & Other Stories

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Denim pencil skirt, MIH Jeans/// pink bra and tassel shoes, both & Other Stories, Ring, stylist’s own

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Dark green zip dress, & Other Stories/// Thigh high socks, stylist’s own

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Men’s navy jumper, Jean Machine/// Red skirt, Rejina Pyo at The Shop At Bluebird///Brass cuff, & Other Stories

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Dark green zip dress and cuff, both & Other Stories/// Thigh high socks, stylist’s own

CREDITS
Photography: Vanessa Jackman
Styling: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl.net
Hair and make-up: Jessica Mejia at Stella Creative Artists
Model: Claudia Gould at The Hive Management
With thanks to MIH Jeans for the location

What to steal from the menswear shows: Loewe SS15

Jonathan Anderson’s new-look Loewe has has rave reviews so far, with its reworked logo, ad campaign and SS15 menswear all giddily received by the critics. For spring-summer 2015, Anderson’s inspiration came from pre-rave Ibiza references so it’s heavy on rustic-looking but luxurious fabrics and simple, bohemian shapes (given Anderson’s ultra-modern ambi-sexual treatment).

My standouts are the suede polo shirts,Β nappa biker jackets, soft suitcases and ‘Meccano’ Oxford shoes (which are on the site now). And I’m totally tying my scarves like this from now on…

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What to expect from Prada womenswear 2015

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I always like the sneak previews of womenswear that Prada shows on its menswear runway. As the men’s collections are shown a full three months ahead of women’s it gives us a good idea of the direction, not just for Prada but for fashion overall*.

This collection led us back to Miuccia’s 60-70s roots, with a more everyday look than her sometimes fantastical offerings. It also reminded me a lot of 90s Prada. The camel sweater, rigid denim and crystal-adorned slingbacks get my vote… (more…)

Editorial shoot: Mad Goofy Chica

What happens in Bristol stays in Bristol, as was the case on our West Country adventure with model-slash-dancer-slash-all-round-creative-entity, Arlie Osborne at Models 1. She showed us the sights – the street art, the waterways, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, oh and the best breakfast in the west (thank you Cafe Kino)…

2 arlie-Osborne-emma-miranda-moore-disneyrollergirl-1 ABOVE: Coat, Sandro menswear/// Top, M Missoni AW14/// Trousers, Alexander Lewis pre-fall 14///Shoes, Purified/// Socks, Falke

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Credits:
Photography: Emma Miranda Moore
Styling: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl.net
Make-up: Maria Jeetoo
Model: Arlie Osborne at Models 1

Marc Jacobs Resort and the Tramp girl comeback

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Eighties cocktail girl is back. So says Marc Jacobs, who for the first time presented his resort 2015 collection as a mini show. Styling deets to note: semi-sheer black hose, classic T-strap stilettos (echoing Givenchy aw14), grown up up-dos and Friday-nights-at-Tramp makeup. Dresses are short and tailored, not body con. (more…)