Monday, 21 September 2015

The Skirt That Belongs In Vogue

Have you ever set eyes on an item of clothing that is so beautiful you can’t stop thinking about it? I can’t tell you how long I have wanted to get my hands on the skirt I am wearing in this post. After photographing this skirt backstage for the Pink Stitch The Label runway show, I was already styling it in my head even though it wasn’t for release just yet. Last week, I went to see Pink Stitch’s new autumn/winter collection (standby for camel and navy goodness) and was graced with a package wrapped up with my name on it. Can you guess what was inside? The skirt which only seemed designed to be featured in Vogue, was a thank you gift from the brand for the images I captured that day. I couldn’t have been happier, and was eager to style it and shoot it asap!




















The fullness of the skirt meant the location had to fall in line with the ladylike, powerful style. The Rocks in Sydney has so many historical buildings that ooze class and structure, with the white architecture reminding me of the aristocratic streets of London early 1900’s. The skirt naturally was the centre piece, hence edging towards more casual on top. I have seen this type of skirt styled more laid back in a few print editorials, so was drawn towards wearing knitwear as a nice contrast against the sheen of the skirt. Last weekend I was lucky enough to purchase this Sass and Bide jumper for just $15 at Bondi Markets! The black was probably an odd decision to style with navy, but felt it worked well. My Saint Laurent bag was a good finishing touch to the look, with a pair of pointy lace up heels to give me the added height I needed. 

I recently indulged in hair TLC at the infamous Edwards & Co in Surry Hills, and adore the warm tones running throughout. I’ve had a good few inches cut off, so knew adding a large curl would bounce my hair up to give it volume and sassiness. This kind of shoot was a little different to what I would usually publish, but loved channeling more dramatic tailoring. I thought Laurie did a great job of capturing the skirt in it’s most beautiful form, and I love the scrunched styling to show that although the skirt is feminine, it can be worn less ‘pretty’. I honestly can’t wait to wear this skirt again, and was considering this might be a great option for the upcoming race season, or maybe to swan around the streets of Paris which won’t be anytime soon! It’s a piece that will never date, and will always turn a head or two. I just dread packing this beauty for any European trip in the future. It definitely needs more love, that’s for sure!

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Photo credit to Laurie Young from The Rue Collective blog

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