September 25, 2016

DUSTER & SLIP DRESS

WEARING: Melissa Araujo Duster, BC Label Slip Dress, A.P.C Half Moon Bag, THP Shop Cuffs, Celine Sunglasses and Tibi Mules.

The understated duster has long been an essential staple in my wardrobe, so much so that I decided to make one for my new collection (coming soon). Incredibly useful for layering year round, it encapsulates minimal style for me: simple, sleek and ultimately timeless. Here I wore it with another easy piece of the moment: the slip dress, paired with minimal accessories for that effortless style edge.

My new collection will have simple but strong silhouettes, with clean lines and some daring cut-outs. I am still in Paris (these photos were taken the day before I left to Europe), oh the grand spectacle that is Paris Fashion Week. I am loving every moment, be sure to check my Instagram and Insta stories here to see what I am up too. I will soon have blog posts about Paris, PFW and more. Everywhere you go here is a treasure of culture and fashion delight.

Photo by Jeffrey Nicholls

September 18, 2016

CHANGE

Change is good and I have been feeling like I needed some in my life, not just physical but also to break some old habits. I took these portraits to capture my long hair, I have had this style as far back as I can remember. Long hair was something I could always rely on and it was a big part of my identity; but people grow and want change.

I love these shots and after seeing them it gave me the extra confidence I needed to take action. Without overthinking it, I booked a hair appointment and without any fuss just got it done. I know for some people getting a hair cut is not a drastic move, but for me this was not only a big change, it was also a great boost of self-confidence.

A reminder that we can be fearless, risk takers and to never forget to try new things. If you want to see the new hairstyle check out my feed on Instagram here. Also be sure to keep checking there and my insta-stories, as I am leaving to Europe tomorrow, first stop Paris to attend PFW! Then I will be travelling around, I am beyond excited. If you are going to be in Paris holla!

Photo by Carmin Edwards

September 11, 2016

INSTA LIFE: MEXICO



WEARING: NK iMODE Morgan Silk PJs & Beth Richards Bikini.

Last month I took a week off and traveled to Mexico; I spent most of my time in Tulum and a bit in Playa Del Carmen as well. If you are looking for a holiday that is tropical and fun but chill vibes, I highly recommend you visit this area of Mexico. There were white sandy beaches, clear aqua ocean water, along with delicious food and drinks everywhere.


I enjoyed myself immensely, it felt very authentic with both Mexican and foreign tourists alike. Everything was convenient and at your reach, during the day I relaxed in my Beth Richards bikini by the pool, swam in the ocean and enjoyed the sun. During the evenings I mostly chilled, drank Margaritas, Champagne and tried to disconnect from the digital world.


I usually over pack when I go travelling but on this trip, I made an effort not to. Only taking pieces that were easy to style, versatile and light; including these silk pjs. They did double duty, first as sleepwear and also beachwear in the day; let’s face it, the trend of lingerie as outwear is only getting stronger. How well do you pack when you travel? Please share your comments below!


Photos taken with iPhone 6

September 05, 2016

BOMBER STYLE


WEARING: Reformation Do It For Leo Tee, THP Shop Bomber, Melissa Araujo Cropped Bell Pants (Coming Soon!), APC Bag, Galisfly Jewellery, Celine Sunglasses and Nike Sneakers.

I can't believe Summer is almost done and Fall is around the corner, I am already layering my outfits as the weather here has started to cool off and rain a bit. This is way sooner than I wanted, and transitional dressing is always hard for me; the main reason is that I get cold super easily. By mid September I am usually in a full winter outfit, which sometimes makes me look out of place.

My solution to keep things warm, without looking crazy: bomber jackets. They are key to my fall outfits; convenient, stylish and perfect as a transitional piece. An easy layer to add or take off during the day or evening. This was my outfit for running errands over the long weekend; super comfortable, just how I like it. And on a side note, I think this Reformation Tee "Do It For Leo" is just the best thing, let's be honest who didn't have a crush on 90's Leo?!

Photos by Jeff Nicholls

August 28, 2016

WEEKEND VIBE: OPEN BACK

WEARING: Sir The Label Top, American Apparel Skirt, A.P.C Bag, Vans Sneakers & Galisfly Rings.

This weekend I took time off for myself. No cutting or sewing, and no freelancing. Yes, I could have finished a thing or two but needed some time, while the summer is still here, because let's face it fall and winter are just around the corner. I enjoyed my patio dinner date on Friday night, a bike ride to the beach on Saturday, brunch & catch up sessions with friends on Sunday; most importantly though: some quality time spent with my boy. I hope you all had a great weekend and are reminded that sometimes it is good to just do you and relax.

I was glad to be able to squeeze in time to shoot this post. Braless in a white top is a bit daring (for me anyway), but when the top is as nice as this Sir The Label than you do it. I've paired the outfit with sneakers to bring the sexiness down. For those who don't know, my hair has a natural wave and I usually straighten it, but I am trying to incorporate the waves into my style. Does anyone else find it hard? Curls are so feminine. What do you guys think?

Photos by Jeff Nicholls

August 21, 2016

TIPS ON WEARING ALL BLACK

WEARING: Hellen Tank Top, Sir The Label Skirt, Celine Sunglasses, Adidas, Mackage Bag & Breda Watch.

The colour black is the key of every good wardrobe. It's the one colour you can count on for any outfit and something easy to rely on, when you are busy and "have nothing to wear".

All black outfits, always look fresh; it may be the same outfit that you have worn 3 days in a row but no one questions your decision because it may just be a different black top or denim. There is no doubt that black is my-go-to colour when putting outfits together, it can look casual with basics or be complex and look very stylish.

Yeah I am guilty, all-black-everything is my solution to all outfit issues, my first, second and also my backup plan. Pair it with sneakers, sunnies and a cool bag, you're ready to take on the day. If you want to look sleek switch the sneakers for a more refined pair of shoes, a leather jacket and voila you are ready for a night out.

PS. I am obsessed with my new Celine sunglasses, I totally recommend them!

Photos by Jeff Nicholls

July 31, 2016

BLACK WHITE SUMMERTIME

WEARING: Dezzal Top, American Apparel Leather Skirt, Breda watch, Celine Sunglasses, Mackage Bag.

The Off-The-Shoulder trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon. I decided to do a feminine take on it with this top from Dezzal and paired it with a mini leather skirt. This photos were taken before I left for my vacation when I went out for a belated birthday brunch. The top is super comfortable and versatile. Looks good with skinny jeans as well. Are you guys are still loving this trend or over it?
I will have lots of beautiful nature photos when I get back from my holidaze. I hope August is going to be amazing for all of us!