I was one of a few bloggers asked by French Connection to style their brand new SS13 Trend Injection collection prior to their launch tomorrow – curating my own interpretation and ‘edit’ of the the pieces. As there were some seriously lust worthy pieces to choose from, and I only had an hour to put something together – it was hard to reign in the amount of looks I wanted to create!
Working with the beautiful model Dani, great hair (Hair on Broadway) and make up team (Vintage Cosmetic Company) – I am thrilled with the final eight styles I created. As always, with everything I do, I really stayed true to myself with these outfits (why would I even attempt to create something I wouldn’t even wear myself)? This was even filtered down to the hair, make-up and accessories; with natural locks and simple make-up. The overall feel of the collection I created was wearable, classic, and always, with an edge.
Really hope you like it!
LOOK 1: I love this look (inspired by the trusted Marant & IRO) and the combination of a knit with some seriously hot printed denim shorts. I always like to compensate when showing skin; i.e if you’re legs are out, then always cover up on the top part, vice versa. Tip: Wear nude heels to lengthen your legs!
LOOK 2: This was one of my favourite looks – classic, clean and classy. I really like the leather contrast sleeve and the gorgeous silver cuff, teamed together with these fierce skinny jeans. This is the perfect work-to-night style (which is so often hard to nail).
Get the look: Jacket (in store now), printed jeans (in store now), cuff (£25).
LOOK 3: This skirt is divine. I love the length and material; super classy, yet demure in it’s shape and style. The skirt is the real ‘wow’ factor – hence why I teamed it with a beautiful woollen grey sweater. I love the contrast of style and materials – and hey, you all know I love grey.
LOOK 4: I am a sucker for anything with animals on it, and who can resist this sequin panda t-shirt? This electric blue embroidered skirt is also pretty amazing – teamed with the most amazing nude heels (worn mostly throughout the shoot) – this is real fun and fresh outfit. I certainly wouldn’t mind looking like this come summertime!
LOOK 5: This jacket is to die for and a real statement piece (and so me). It’s also pretty heavy, with stones, mirrors and thick embroidered cotton (making it even more special, in my eyes). Here, teamed with some classic black silk harem pants and a jersey vest – it’s a modern bohemian look. Tip: Add graphic & clean accessories, like this cuff, keeping the look more fresh.
LOOK 6: This leather wrap dress is stunning. Classy in it’s length, yet edgy with it’s split. I would say a wardrobe essential and the perfect alternative to the classic LBD. Another perfect work-to-evening outfit (and let’s talk about those metallic heels.) LOVE.
LOOK 7: I love a good sweat, and this oversized sweater dress is the perfect summer dress. It’s casual, yet feminine with the black sheer panels, and perfect to wear on a night out, or teamed with some strappy sandals in the park.
LOOK 8: This is another favourite look of mine – and one of my three favourite components; sequins, a sweat jumper, and a giant animal motive. Teamed over an electric blue leather dress (this is also pretty amazing, and equally as nice on it’s own) – I love the contrast of the casual leather, grey cotton and humour element (and how gorgeous doesn’t the model look in the pic on the right?).
Get the look: Dress (£300) & jumper (in store).
Which look is your favourite?
Behind the scenes…
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