Lovedrobe design for Simply Be.
Sterling Silver Leaf Pendant from Franki Baker, I completely fell in love. With it's stunning silver finish, the necklace really is the perfect item to team with those seasonal black and berry colour palettes.
seriously stylish holiday fashion. This stunning stripe maxi shirt dress from Simply Be (£45) will take you from beach to brunch with ease, with it's effortless style making it so easy to wear. When I saw it on the website, it was giving me some serious 70s boho vibes which made my heart race, so I knew I had to order it and see if I could put a whole look together around it.
MYJ Beauty via their Instagram page, and even more so when a package arrived at my door with a selection of goodies for me to road test!
perfect party dresses, Simply Be have recently been knocking it out of the park. It was love at first sight when I first spotted this floral print tea dress on the site, and I could see myself wearing it for a variety of both smart and casual occasions. That's the great thing about the classic tea dress - they completely transform depending on whether you're pairing them with pumps or heels!
Abitoffthemapp. As both a photographer and a fashion lover, I've found it increasingly difficult to find a bag which is both practical AND attractive. Other than old vintage classics which aren't always as hard-wearing as I need them to be, the choices seem to mostly be sleek but too small, or large and ugly. My current go to on shoot days is a musty green canvas affair which holds everything I need safely, but is more frump than fancy. This lovely soft brown bag fits right in with my vintage style loving sensibilities whilst managing to find space for everything to slot in safely.
Freedom Of Figure, I absolutely loved their concept. It was simple - a series of well designed wardrobe staples designed to be genuinely free size. With many items fitting between a UK 8 - 24 I was really intruiged by their clever cuts and use of fabric and absolutely jumped at the chance to wriggle myself into one and put it through it's paces!
Instagram would have got some hints as to what I've been up to over the last few months. Most of what I shoot tends to be based around fashion, beauty and portraiture, so when I get to combine my three loves with one client, I'm always a very happy photo geek. UK hair dressing chain Headmasters is one such client where I get to shoot that happy trinity, and whilst I tend to work on a few smaller jobs with them a year, it's the week long shoot with their up and coming stars which I always really look forward to.
I do love a good cowl neck, so when Chattermonkey, my wonderful, eagle eyed fashionista of a friend spotted this beautiful navy blue Scarlett & Jo dress at a recent Fat Positive Clothes Swap, I was over the moon! Whist I don't think it's the sort of style which would have attracted my attention on the hanger, the second I wriggled myself into it, I was in love!
Simply Be's AW16 press day earlier in the year, as I was shooting for Headmasters on the total opposite side of London. But seeing the photos on social media had me dreaming of shimmering sequins and art deco patterns, so I was super excited to get to preview their Christmas edit which is due to drop throughout September and October. It was certainly worth the wait - if you've been following me on Instagram, you'll have seen that I've been wishing that Autumn would hurry up and arrive, and this stunning collection has done nothing but strengthen that resolve!
Dolly and Dotty, and having fallen in love with the first one, I was very excited to see how this completely different style fitted. I loved the neckline and colour combinations of the Darlene style, but was a little hesitant about how my large bust size might ruin the lines. Turns out I needn't have worried at all thanks to a wonderful cut and very forgiving fabric!
dress section. They are a fantastic department store for stunning plus size finds, as their frequent sales mixed with high end brands suddenly make the more luxurious end of the plus size market that much more obtainable - even on a freelancer's wage!