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Inspirational

Patterns.

As the cyber space is booming with photos from Dallas where the last Chanel collection was showcased I thought I would show you the last two photos of my cruise collection shoot.

The wonderful patterned cashmere two piece in the upper photo is influenced by the Orient with prominent ”colonial Singapore” vibes. It was just as comfortable as it looks in the photo which is why I leaned back in what turned out to be quite the organic photo pose.

The photo further down is literally me saving the best for last: out of all the outfits I got to wear this was by far my favourite. Monochrome, showcasing legs and wonderfully minimal yet making a statement – this is pretty much my fashion philosophy. xxx

A dream come true.

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate in something that was nothing short of dream-come-true. As a stylist, woman and an art / culture lover I have nothing but admiration for the house of Chanel.

I was given an opportunity to style and model the latest cruise 2013-2014 collection results of which were seen in Savoir Flair magazine.

I find that when it comes to Chanel, the numerous street style snaps of celebs wearing a quilted jumbo are a treat for the eye but it’s just as fascinating to look at the fashion heritage of the brand. Can you think of a more alluring fashion persona than Gabrielle Chanel?

The cruise collection was showcased in Singapore before making it’s way down to Dubai and the 123rd floor of the iconic Burj Khalifa.

The collection is inspired by the 1920’s Singapore with strong colonial influences and goes in the palette of broken whites, blue, pink and black – all shaped in contemporary silhouettes.

In the first outfit I chose to wear a long belted sweater as a dress, with two toned pumps shaped as a nautical knot and an abundance of pearls. The sweater itself was a replica of one worn by Gabrielle herself and the Deauville beachside resort.

Stay tuned for more images of this dreamy collection here on Style Drifter and savoirflair.com

Design Scene

Slowly but surely gathering all my latest work in order to update the portfolio part of my site. Whilst doing that here is a preview of a rather artsy editorial I worked on, for UK based Design Scene magazine.

Photographer: Greg Adamski

Hair and Make Up: Sophie Leach

Model: Magda from MMG.

 

Coachella a’la Style Drifter.

One of you lovelies asked in a previous comment for suggestions on what I would choose to wear to Coachella.

I thought that it was a brilliant little mood board to put together; Coachella is a festival that both fashion wise and music wise is very much right up my alley.

The starting point for me would naturally be the denim short; I still haven’t grown tired of those and I don’t think I ever will. Few pieces are as versatile and easy to wear. These come from Rag & Bone (link HERE) but I also find that American Eagle have great budget options that fit well and have a good ”worn” wash finish.

A crisp white shirt would instantly elevate your look to more ”fashion”. I really like this Marni one with it’s quirky tailoring. (Link HERE).

My rose gold watch from Marc Jacobs keeps getting noticed by everyone, I may even have inspired a few models on my last shoot to go on a little spree. Rose gold is great for ”beginners”; meaning you’ve never been a golden girl but want to move on from good ole’ sterling.

You may wonder about the wicker tote: Coachella or not, I have been studying old inspirational photographies of Jane Birkin and realised that that was her only bag of choice; and that although she had THE BIRKIN bag made in her honour. I am trawling the net for the right one as we speak and will share the link if / when I find one.

Espadrilles are the IT flat shoes this season and these Valentino ones are nothing short of fabulous (link HERE). For a more wallet friendly option check out Soludos (link HERE).

Top with a felt fedora and a slick of red lips: et voila, you are ready to join the IT crowds.

P.S Stay tuned as tomorrow I am giving away a GORGEOUS Replay clutch on the blog. Trust me, you don’t want to miss that one!