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Quote of the day: Caroline Baker

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“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.”
Caroline Baker, Hope And Glitter

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!

The Porter pages

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Porter has finally found its voice as a magazine for independent, cultured, grown up women. While it’s powered by Net-a-Porter, thankfully it’s not just another shopping magazine, the shoppable content is balanced with profiles and features on non-fashion subjects too. Continue reading

Editorial shoot: Follow the blue line

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Should you ever arrive in London for a short staycation, you’d be advised to disembark at Victoria mainline station then follow the blue line, helpfully taped to the floor. It leads to the rather unglamorous passport office on Belgrave Road at which point you veer off course for another five minutes, along Eccleston Square towards Cambridge Street. And there you’ll arrive at a secret little nook of delight – AKA the Artist Residence Hotel.

This is the route our model Maddy took, arriving in a typical London torrential downpour to the comfort of the Grand Suite, where we had commandeered the bed, chairs and bathroom for my latest Disneyrollergirl fashion shoot. The hotel is the third in the Artist Residence chain of boutique stay-overs and its period rooms are a masterclass in eccentric but luxurious London charm.  They’re furnished with reclaimed gems from some of London’s best secret sources, juxtaposed with contemporary artworks from art fairs and independent galleries. To make you feel really at home there’s the downstairs cocktail lounge, all velvet sofas, rustic logs and table football, and the 64 Degrees restaurant (think proper cooked breakfasts and inventive tapas-style sharing plates).

And although it’s not immediately obvious, the location is in fact, the height of fashion, a stone’s thrown from the London HQs of Burberry, Tom Ford and Jimmy Choo. Position yourself just so by Ebury Bridge, and you’re afforded an unexpected vista of Battersea Power Station.

Allow us to take you on a little tour – just follow the blue line…

ABOVE: Houndstooth sweater, Paul Smith menswear///Necklace: Stylist’s own


Faux fur coat, Carven at Matches Fashion/// Sequin skirt, No 21 at The Shop At Bluebird/// Houndstooth sweater, Paul Smith menswear///Brogues, Church’s///socks, Falke///Necklace: Stylist’s own


Faux fur coat, Carven at Matches Fashion/// Houndstooth sweater (just seen), Paul Smith menswear///Necklace: Stylist’s own



Patterned sweater, Stella McCartney at Matches Fashion /// Black turtleneck (underneath), Cos ///Rings, Delphine Pariente at The Shop At Bluebird


Oversized coat, Toga Archives /// Patterned sweater, Stella McCartney at Matches Fashion /// Black turtleneck (underneath), Cos


Oversized coat, Toga Archives /// Patterned sweater, Stella McCartney at Matches Fashion /// Black turtleneck (underneath), Cos


Patterned sweater, Stella McCartney at Matches Fashion/// Black turtleneck (underneath), Cos/// pleated skirt, Toga  /// Buckled boots (just seen), Toga Pulla /// socks, Falke /// Rings, Delphine Pariente at The Shop At Bluebird


Oversized coat, Toga Archives /// Patterned sweater, Stella McCartney at Matches Fashion /// Black turtleneck (underneath), Cos


Houndstooth sweater, Paul Smith menswear/// Sequin slashed skirt, No 21 at The Shop At Bluebird/// socks, Falke///Rings, Delphine Pariente at The Shop At Bluebird/// Faux fur coat (in background), Shrimps at Matches Fashion


Houndstooth sweater, Paul Smith menswear


Jersey animal-print dress, Rika at The Shop At Bluebird


Bomber jacket, Mother Of Pearl /// Animal-print dress, Rika at The Shop At Bluebird


Faux fur coat, Shrimps at Matches Fashion/// Jeans, MIH Jeans at Matches Fashion/// Rings (just seen), Delphine Pariente at The Shop At Bluebird


Faux fur coat, Shrimps at Matches Fashion/// Jeans (just seen), MIH Jeans at Matches Fashion

CREDITS
Photography: Vanessa Jackman
Styling: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl.net
Hair: Patrick Forini using Bed head by TIGI
Make-up: Emma Broom
Model: Maddy Elmer at Storm
With thanks to the team at Artist Residence London, 52 Cambridge Street, SW1V 4QQ

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J. Crew, it’s all good…

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Whoever is art directing and styling these J Crew pics is doing a fine job. These are my favourites…

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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…


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

The Louis Vuitton dream coat

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This is possibly my favourite coat from the AW14 collections. It’s men’s, it’s double-face cashmere, it’s Louis Vuitton and it’s way out of my budget.

It’s perfect though. I love this style of overcoat and the maroon stripes add a bit of old school military flavour (by way of Helmut Lang). I also like the styling with the wool and alpaca scarf layered underneath. Continue reading

Editorial shoot: Girl with a Dior earring

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What to do when Dior calls and asks if you’d like to interpret its fall 2014 collection Disneyrollergirl-stylee? First you grab your creative collaborator, (thank you photographer Emma Miranda Moore), then you descend on the Dior showroom, making a beeline for all those epic accessoriesthat knitted neck-warmer, those Mise En Dior tribal earrings, the moonscape scarf, bejewelled necklaces and the newest version of my favourite Grand Bal Plisse Soleil watch. Plus of course, a few select clothing choices to go with.

The fall 2014 collection is Dior’s equivalent to pre-fall but there are killer pieces amongst the commercial numbers. The silk leopard-spot coat is as couture-fabulous as you’d expect in its cut and print but its extravagant volume is even more striking when worn as casually as a dressing gown (subtext: ‘I woke up like this’). Ditto the silk slip dress with its integrated baby blue cardigan; the most relaxed evening dress you ever saw or the ultimate in decadent nightwear? You decide. And in yet another attempt to deconstruct Dior a little, we have Raf’s ultimate ode to his beloved youth culture, the MA1 as a 3-way coat that unzips at the waist to become a jacket and skirt of New Look-esque proportions. Be assured, this is not your mother’s Dior…


Silk twill scarf with orchid moonscape (above), £230, Dior


Silk twill scarf with orchid moonscape, £230; Dior Vernis nail lacquer in Palais Royal, £18.50; fragrance, Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet eau de toilette, £55 (for 50ml), all Dior


Wool and silk sleeveless dress, £2,700; Dior VIII Grand Bal Plisse Soleil 36mm watch in stainless steel, diamonds and mother-of-pearl, £16,000; Mise En Dior tribal earring with red resin pearls and palladium finish, £290, all Dior


Silk jumpsuit, £3,700; Diorigin bracelet in metal with gold finish adorned with smoky crystals and orange pony, from £2,000; Dior Addict FluidStick in Pandore, £26, all Dior


Mise En Dior tribal earring with red resin pearls and palladium finish, £290, Dior


Leopard-print silk coat, £2,900;  Diorigin necklace with blue and grey crystal stones (worn as a bracelet), £1,800; both Dior


Leather Perfecto jacket, £4,700; Lady Dior panther printed pony effect calfskin bag, £3,400;  Mise En Dior tribal earring with green resin pearls and palladium finish, £290, all Dior


Khaki and orange nylon coat, £4,000; wool and silk sleeveless dress, £2,700; Diorigin astrakhan cuff, £2,250; Mise En Dior tribal earring with green resin pearls and palladium finish, £290; fragrance, Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet eau de toilette, £55 (for 50ml), all Dior


Wool and silk short sweater, £1,150; black wool pants £790, Diorigin necklace with blue and grey crystal stones, £1,800; Mise En Dior tribal earring with red resin pearls and palladium finish, £290, all Dior


Wool and silk short sweater, £1,150; black wool pants £790; Diorigin necklace with blue and grey crystal stones, £1,800;  Mise En Dior tribal earring with red resin pearls and palladium finish, £290, all Dior


Khaki and orange nylon coat, £4,000; wool knit collar, £270; Mise En Dior tribal earring with red resin pearls and palladium finish, £290, all Dior

Top image: Leopard-print silk coat, £2,900;  silk dress, from £2,000; Diorigin necklace with blue and grey crystal stones (worn as a bracelet), £1,800; Mise En Dior tribal earring with green resin pearls and palladium finish, £290, all Dior

All fall 2014 items available from DIOR, 31 Sloane Street, SW1 – Dior.com – 0207 172 0172; Beauty stockists: Dior.com – 0207 216 0216

[Credits:
Photography: Emma Miranda Moore
Styling: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl.net
Hair: Mark Francome Painter
Make-up: Linda Andersson
Model: Alicia Davis at Models 1]

*THIS SHOOT WAS PRODUCED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DIOR*

Editorial shoot: Mad Goofy Chica

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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)…

ABOVE: Coat, Sandro menswear/// Top, M Missoni AW14/// Trousers, Alexander Lewis pre-fall 14///Shoes, Purified/// Socks, Falke

Dress, McQ pre-fall 14/// shoes, Dr Martens AW14/// Socks, Falke

Dress, McQ pre-fall 14

Coat, Sandro menswear/// Top, M Missoni AW14/// Trousers, Alexander Lewis pre-fall 14

Jumper, ESK AW14

T-shirt, Lulu & Co AW14/// Skirt, M Missoni AW14

T-shirt, stylists own///Trousers, McQ pre-fall 14

T-shirt, stylist’s own///Trousers, McQ pre-fall 14

Jumper, Jonathan Saunders Pre-fall 14/// Dress, Rag & Bone

Sweatshirt, Jonathan Saunders Menswear /// T-shirt, Lulu & Co///Skirt, Sandro/// Bracelet, Cornelia Webb AW14

Jumper, Jonathan Saunders Pre-fall 14/// Dress, Rag & Bone

Coat, Mackintosh AW14/// Dress, McQ AW14

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

Long coat, long skirt

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I love this combo of long and long on The Sartorialist.  We’re so used to the oversized boxy silhouette that this looks different and sweet.

I also just noticed the Vuitton bag. I’ve recently fallen back in love with the classic Vuitton monogram used in the most simple context and you can’t beat a functional cross-body bag.

I’m not sure of the name of that exact bag, but the Pochette Metis is similar in size and shape (and you can buy a separate buff-coloured strap).

Editorial shoot: Concrete jungle

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Inspired by the brutalist architecture and unexpected greenery of the Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate, we pitched up on a chilly February morning to shoot our first spring editorial. Photography by Chiara Romagnoli, styling by Navaz Batliwalla


Coat, & Other Stories///Trousers, M Missoni///Top, Each X Other///Collar, Carven///Roll neck body, Wolford


Coat, Mother Of Pearl///Dress, Ermanno Scervino///Cuff, Tatty Devine


Coat, Mother Of Pearl///Dress, Ermanno Scervino


Coat, Mother Of Pearl///Dress, Ermanno Scervino///Cuff, Tatty Devine///Boots, & Other Stories


Jacket, BACK by Ann-Sofie Back///Dress, Peter Jensen///Roll neck body, Wolford


Jacket, BACK by Ann-Sofie Back///Dress, Peter Jensen///Roll neck body, Wolford


Jacket, BACK by Ann-Sofie Back///Dress, Peter Jensen///Trousers, DKNY///Roll neck body, Wolford///Boots, & Other Stories


Blazer, & Other Stories///Jacket, CP Company///Sweater, Jonathan Saunders///Roll neck body, Wolford


Blazer and trousers, & Other Stories///Lime jacket, CP Company///Sweater, Jonathan Saunders///Roll neck body, Wolford


Jacket, Moka London///Sweater, Carven///Roll neck body, Wolford


Sheer top, Emma Cook///Pink shirt (underneath), Asos


Sheer top, Emma Cook///Pink shirt (underneath), Asos///Trousers, Wood Wood///Bag and shoes, John Rocha///Socks, Pantherella


Shirt, M Missoni///Roll neck body, Wolford


Top: Isabel Marant at The Shop At Bluebird///Roll neck body, Wolford///Trousers, Wood Wood


Top: Isabel Marant at The Shop At Bluebird///Roll neck body, Wolford


Top: Isabel Marant at The Shop At Bluebird///Roll neck body, Wolford///Trousers, Wood Wood///Shoes, John Rocha///Socks, Pantherella

Photography: Chiara Romagnoli
Styling: Navaz Batliwalla at Disneyrollergirl.net
Hair: Claire Healey using Bumble & Bumble
Make-up: Claudine Blythman
Model: Rona Kirwan at D1 Models