Friday, 4 May 2012

Outfit O'Clock #93 - Seventies Shoot with Style Piques

On Thursday 12th April, I travelled up to London for a very important date. A date with the lovely team at Style Piques and their fabulous new summer collection which has just landed in their new and improved online store (see image above). A selection of beautiful summery items are now available including blush tones (seen in the dress I'm pictured wearing), gorgeous florals, animal prints, wardrobe-staple hot pants, Missoni style prints, luxurious sheer fabrics and much more. I was asked to pick a few of my favourite items to try on and then I would be shot wearing one of them.

After much thought I chose this two-tone dress as I can't get enough of the dipped hem feature which has been seen hitting the high streets just lately.  I especially love the neutral yet feminine colours and the fact that it will go with almost ALL of the accessories I own. I do wear a lot of brown/neutral shades. The shoulder details were another strong selling point and overall I just loved the flirty, flowing feel of the fabric. Try saying that fast haha - alliteration queen 2K12. The studio was set up with bubbly and nibbles on hand, great music and generally a great atmosphere which was boosted by the friendly and welcoming nature of the team. 

The photographer, Rory, did a really good job of the shots and has managed the impossible - HE'S MADE ME LOOK LESS HOBBIT LIKE. My hat goes off to you Rory! Anyway, I will stop rambling and actually show you the pictures now... 

Coz I know the suspense is killing you...

Chocolate and Tan leather bracelets - Style Piques £11 (each)
Wedges - Matalan
Belt - Primark

The second to last photo makes me chuckle, I got all shy and didn't know what to do so I just stood there - but really didn't know where to put my arms. Should've just put my left hand on my hip to make me look less like a torpedo woman! Haha DOH. Oh well, I call this pose TORPEDO CHIC. It'll definitely catch on.

So these are the snaps from the photoshoot. Makeup artist/stylist Gia Mills did such a lovely job of my makeup and incorporated my signature 'flick' but using eyeshadow to create a more sultry, smokey effect. She also used a neutral, pink Kim Kardashian-esque shade on my lips which I absolutely love but can't for the life of me remember which brand it was by. Fail. There was a lot of talk about Bare Minerals foundations and face powders and I have to say, I'm now quite keen to start trying out these natural products which have great benefits for your skin. Especially while I'm young and my skin is half decent.

Overall I had such a good time and it was really nice to be able to take a break from my dissertation (which was the bane of my life at that point in time) and other Uni work. And of course, it wouldn't have been a day out in London without a trip to Topshop and the rest of the shopping delights at Oxford Circus and a nice bit of dinner in Garfunkels. 

Hope you're all ok m'dears!


  1. Gorgeous photos! That skirt is lovely : )

  2. Amazing photos, love the dress and the hat, great choice :) xx

  3. you look lovely in these photos :)


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