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
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
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
When attending an important meeting, it is essential to look our best. Whether it’s in a creative industry or corporate world and as Tom Ford once said: “Dressing well is a form of good manner”.
I had a meeting in Canary Wharf which is probably one of the most corporate places in London. And as a creative, it’s important to let my personality shine through everything.
I wore this Leopard prints top and red bottom which is a combination that never fails. As the blouse was sleeveless, a navy fitted blazer was added to smarten the look for a more work-appropriate style.This outfit could also be worn for a day out or an evening event.
What I will suggest if you aren’t confident enough to pull red trousers is to wear a burgundy pencil skirt or trousers. which is a mellow down but still a colour touch. To conclude, the accessories are optional, a black clutch or even no scarf at all will still keep the dynamic of the outfit.
So,I would like to know how confident you will feel about rocking red trousers for your next outing.Share!!
*TO SHOP THIS LOOK OR SIMILAR ITEMS, CLICK ON THE BRAND’S NAME IN BOLD *
Top; Gap /Splurge on this D&G or save on this Theyda cami top
Blazer; Zara /Splurge on this Theory crepe blazer or save on this Bohoo
Trousers; Uniqlo/Splurge on these Givenchy or save on these Dixie
Bag; Try this straw and textile from Laredoute
Scarf; Try this Arlette Ess from Wolf&Badger
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