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ARTICLE: SUMMER CONFESSION


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Photos by Remco Merbis

Okay, so I have a confession to make. Part of me hadn't been enjoying this beautiful weather, for one stupid reason... I miss my old wardrobe!

Over the last few weeks England has been uncharacteristically hot. Maybe it's a heatwave, or maybe we've just all forgotten what summer is supposed to feel like, but in any event, it's hot out there. Living here makes you so used to layers, boots, knitwear and coats, that I was entirely unprepared for dressing lightly.

Anyone else suffering from this ridiculous problem? (Please?) Well, if you are, I've come up with a little method for dressing for summer, when in your heart, you secretly miss winter. Ready?

Surprise, surprise! Stick to your ever-faithful basics. I'm talking simplicity (linen tees/white shirt/denim cut-offs/white jeans/whatever else floats your boat), but let yourself go when it comes to accessories! Crazy earrings, layered arm candy, neon satchels, and fun sunglasses are the way to go. It's such an easy way to breathe new life into a tired summer wardrobe.

These sunglasses were from H&M - I also bought them in pink, and both have been a fun distraction when it comes to working out summer looks. I've been living in a simple navy dress, but pairing it with fun belts in neon yellow, or leopard print. Easy! It turns out, I can enjoy the sunshine with no complaints.

So, how do you guys feel about summer dressing?

These wonderful shots were taken by Remco, who has a knack for catching the light just right.

23 July 2013

ON LOCATION: 90s CHLOE VIBE
































Is it just me, or is there a little 90s Chloe vibe going on in this picture? I'm wearing an Isabel Marant linen top, and Free People skirt, photographed by wonderful photographer Remco Merbis.

20 July 2013

ON LOCATION: RED BALLOON


Here I am modelling in front of what was a hot air balloon about to take off! I was on a shoot with Remco, when we spotted this amazing balloon filling with air, so we dashed over to take pictures before it flew away! I loved how spontaneous it was, and the results were fantastic for such an impromptu shoot! Have a look at the other pictures on Remco's site. I'm wearing a linen vest from the New Icons collection for H&M.

16 July 2013

ON LOCATION: PERFECT LIGHT


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I recently did some more modelling for Remco, and the results are beautiful! Our last shoot was much edgier than this one, as you probably remember. The moodboards this time were all about softness, femininity and strength. I loved the mood of the entire shoot, we were immersed in nature and light. Let me know what you think of the photos, you can see more on Remco's blog, too. I will make sure to post the rest of these soon! The top, made of linen, matched the textures of all the locations, because of the earthy feel to it, while the floral skirt blends perfectly with the wild flowers we were surrounded by. I'm wearing a top by Isabel Marant, and skirt by Free People.

14 July 2013

ON LOCATION: AVEC LUCY AUGE


A little while ago my friend Lucy Auge asked me to model her lookbook. Lucy is a talented artist and illustrator, and one of her more recent projects was making a silk scarf. She designed a lupin pattern to commemorate the Chelsea Flower Show, and the exact scarf you can see in the above image, tied to the handbag, was later sent to The Queen herself, as a gift for her to wear during the flower show. I was so pleased she asked me to model this for her, as her passion for high quality is something I respect and aim for in my own life and work. The silk Lucy chose is the same silk Hermes use for all their scarves! It was so beautiful. This was my favourite picture from the bunch, but there are many more photographs from this wonderful shoot to come!

I'm wearing a Topshop trench, jeans by Comptoir des Cotonniers, flats by Roger Vivier, small cross body bag by Chloe, handbag is MaxMara, and silk scarf by Lucy Auge.

09 July 2013

OUTFIT: CHECK DRESS

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Wearing one of my favourite summer dresses from Twenty8Twelve. It has such personality, so I never feel like wearing many accessories with this dress, but jewelled sandals were just the right accent.

- July 6 2013