If flower-print wearers never seem to stop turning the heat for Spring and Summer, I don’t think there’s going to be any less of an obsession when it comes to these stripy lines, which are one of this year big trend.With almost every major designer during  New York fashion week choosing this as their pattern du jour.

Designers were also set on styling these from head to toe too. As seen on Rosie Assouline, Banana Republic, Atuzarra, Red Valentino…Shows.

I personally do like this full-steam-ahead attitude.So I paired the flattering gingham bodysuit top with the woven, high waisted stripy trouser and tied the striped knitted jumper around the neck to create a relax and cool girl style. This look is perfect for sunny days on weekends, holidays by the beach or just that girl who effortlessly exudes style and confidence.

Top; Vera Moda/Try this cold shoulder from  http://berkeleysquareit.com/?p=Apple-Motion-5-best-price Urban outfitter or this bodysuit from  Microsoft Office 2013 oem prettyLittlethings

Trousers; Zara /Try these click here LK.Bennett

Shoes; Here download Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise Common Project

Jumper: Gap /Try this one from http://departmentofability.com/?p=cheapest-Adobe-Photoshop-CC-for-Photographers&8ca=70 House of Fraser

 

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If I had to live in a black and white world, I wouldn’t be living…The mix and splash of prints on this dress instantly raised the sunrise-till-sunset game for the meeting and shoot I was attending.

The round neck on this ultra feminine dress, worn with ankle socks and kitten heels/ pretty flats, plus a jumper, would have been great if trying to create a preppy look.But here, I wore it with over the knee boots, plus an African prints backpack, to create an exaggerated print twist on the look. Gathered at the waist, this dress super-flattering shape is perfect for Spring and summer parties too. It even has side seam pockets for keeping a few essentials in if you can’t be bothered with a bag.

Please comment below and share with me how you would have styled it or how you style prints in general.

Dress; H&M(passed season) Try this dress from  buy Capture One Pro 7 LITTLE MISTRESS  follow url  or   OEM Red Giant Trapcode Suite 12 ASOS

 Boots; Ego// Invest in these go to link GIANVITO ROSSI or save on these  http://manchesterdogwhisperer.co.uk/?oem=cheapest-Autodesk-3ds-Max-2017&0c5=99 PUBLIC  DESIRE

Bag: From Ghana // splurge on this MOSCHINO or save on this ORLA KIELY

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Few week ago, I styled and directed an editorial photo shoot for A.Philips 1.618. Which after seeing his designs, street chic utilitarianism instantly came to mind.Unlike my usual approach, I wanted to keep the styling as simple as possible and let the designs with their oversize cargo pockets, boxy and slouchy shapes shine.Right now,  it is also very much the appreciation of the reinvention of everyone’s most essential staple…The coat. The hairstyles were urban inspired and the accessories were from the 2017 trend ‘over-the -top ear candy’.

DIRECTING & STYLING // CECILE ESSONO

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR // FREDERIC JEAN-BAPTISTE

HAIRSTYLING // KASIA KOWALCZYK

MODEL1// VERA YEBOAH

MODEL2 //  HYO

PHOTOGRAPHER1// AMIE CASWELL

PHOTOGRAPHER2// ANGELO MARAGNO

 

 

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Last week article was about my role as a creative director of a recent photoshoot I worked on.(Read here) The week that followed was time to return all the garments to respective designers and PR houses.On the same day, I also had a meeting for a new project I will be working on. If everything goes as planned, will probably be the biggest task I have ever set myself to do…So stay tuned to find out.

After the meeting, we shoot some pictures of my outfit with an iPhone by the way.Though, most of my outfits lately have been all about work comfort.Complimented with ankle boots and a sparkly one in this case.

I was recently offered this male oversized sweater which I have been hooked on since.It is an easy fit and the faux leather on the sleeves adds a sleek finish.Worn with an old but goody high waisted patched jeans, then a sleeveless denim jacket was added to seal the street is chic look.

Ps: Another alternative for the Not-so-keen on heels will be a traditional pair of trainers for a more casual look.

Jacket:(Gap Past season) Splurge on this Alexander Wang or save on Signature 8

Jumper: Try this Robert Rodriguez  or Bailey 44

Jeans: here Monki or try these 7 for All Mind Kind

Boots: Zara/Try these Sigerson Morrisson or splurge on these Balenciaga

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Referring to the previous post about a fashion stylist duties,(… Read here). Last weekend, I had an even more challenging task of being the creative director of A.Philips, a fashion brand I recently discovered. In this context, being a creative director meant that I had to do the casting of the models, photographer,  video maker, the hairstylist and the makeup artist.

Throughout the week, I had to connect with designers and pick all the articles and I actually documented it on my Instagram (Here..). The preparation for the photo shoot started at 10 am with the hairstyling, makeup and fitting. I must admit it is always a little stressful working on shoots yet exciting as everyone gets to showcase their best creative talent and luckily everybody was very professional, there was no diva behaviour and the whole photo shoot went very smoothly. So I can’t wait to share the final result with you guys once it is ready.

For the day, I wore a matching cropped jumper and a close-cut bodycon fit skirt which really has a  youthful vibe to it.Then my most favourite ankle boots that could easily be passed for some Jacquemus.

On this note, I will so agree with the quote ‘Do what you love and you will never have to work a day in your life’.xx

Pictures by: Angelo Maragno 

Matching top and skirt:  Rene London (sold out)

Try this Miss Selfridge cropped jumper or this Self-Portrait grid blouse

Try this  AlexAndAlexa tiny cotton pale pink skirt

Boots Zara; Try this Carvela Salvador boots or splurge on this metallic Saint Laurent 

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