So excited to share the new editorial I styled for new Spanish magazine VEIN.
Photography by Nuria Ruis
Styled by Verity Pemberton
Make-up - Yoko Nakata
Hair - Shiori Takahashi
Models - Bee Beardworth @ Next London
Sophie Yall @ IMG
Kerry Taylor Auctions
Who doesn’t love a bit of make believe shopping. Random lunch breaks searching for ‘70’s platforms’, ‘Carven’ or ‘vintage Ossie Clark’ on ebay, those pieces you will never buy, but like to look at all the same. I have a lot of clothes and that is probably the politest understatement. When I say a lot, I mean a cupboard spewing amount.
Recently I have taken to wearing the item that is most easily accessible from my ever growing chest of drawers. I mean I can’t even remember the last time that all the drawers were closed shut, they don’t close, they can’t. Clothes spill out from every direction in my room, shoes are hooked onto a specially made bar on my ceiling. You know it’s bad when the only space you have left is your ceiling.
My obsession with clothes is that you can become another character, another version of you. I don’t have a ‘style,’ I have a wardrobe that covers the many characters I want to be. Today I was feeling a bit of a fun 60’s thing so I am wearing a red A-line mini with turtleneck and some white pumps. It is this exact reason that draws me to vintage, clothes that have lived, lost, travelled even existed when you yourself didn’t.
Despite my rather over sized wardrobe I found myself trawling though auctioneer site Kerry Taylor which specialises in vintage fashion. Really beautiful pieces from old Biba, 1920’s wedding dresses to mid 20th century Moroccan coats and imagining myself wearing these garments in the setting they were made for, Mr Benn style. The perfect place for make believe shopping I picked out a few of my favourites…
Take a look for yourself here.
I am generally always in awe of people who bite the bullet and go it on there own, to realise that thing they have been thinking of for a while and actually make it real.
So massive claps for my friend Ally who recently launched her own online store Kinobi based in Melbourne, Australia. Ally has such a great eye and impeccable taste which is very evident in all the amazing products she has on offer, take a look for yourselves here.
Amelia Pemberton Photography
My little sister Amelia is back from Uni and recently re-did her website. I absolutely love these pictures she took of our little friend, Emily Jane Birkin. The coolest and naughtiest kid I know, who one day will be dressed as a vampire and the next as a princess, who likes to draw on anything from slate to wallpaper and occasionally moonlights as an explorer.
These pictures make me feel about 3 years old again - something that is kind of magical. See more of Amelia’s pictures here.
Recently returned from a sunny trip to Corfu with my friend Sarah, most days spent lounging by the pool or walking to the nearest taverna. This old striped cotton nightie I picked up a while ago was the perfect throw on piece. Worn with Kurt Geiger sunglasses, Julie Verhoeven tote and Birkenstocks.
A mixture of being away a lot, Moon magazine issue 2 to organise, work being extremely busy and sorting out my new place this blog has fallen to the wayside slightly…this is what I have been up too….
1.Enjoying the weird cold/warm weather which results in slightly confused dressing. Wearing vintage jumper, Kurt geiger sunglasses, ya ya shorts and Gucci loafers.
2.Spent a lovely evening with my favourite boy friends and boyfriend enjoying rather too many cocktails and listening to my talented friend Tom gatecrash Shoreditch house’s piano with his amazing jazz tunes.
3.An amazing weekend in Devon spent at my cousin’s den to celebrate their birthday, wearing a See by Chloe dress that was a rather super birthday present from my little sister Chloe.
4.One of many incredible dinner’s at the den cooked by my wonder chef cousin, Rosie.
5.Trying to make friends with my cousin Monty’s shetland to no avail.
6.Lift selfie at work wearing an old Topshop dress, french work men’s jumper from a car boot and Feiyue trainers.
7.Like a grannies attempt at TLC’s notorious boxer short/jean combo. An accidental happening one saturday when I found the pairing of my boyfriend’s jeans and said granny pants to achieve this outcome. Still not sure what I think…
8.Best surprise recently, walking into Wardour News in Soho to see MOON stocked there - totally made my day!
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A Postcard From…..
Camilla Babbington, Lolita Jacobs, Morwenna Lytton Cobbold, Sarah De Mavaleix
I was so excited when I was asked by photographer Gemma Booth to style some girls for her new project, A Postcard From….
'documenting female icons and models in their homes and hang-outs, uncovering their hidden talents, individuality and and personal style.'
We had great fun travelling to Manchester to shoot my friend, model, Camilla Babbington then on to Knebworth to shoot Morwenna Lytton Cobbold. A Eurostar to Paris took us to meet the Lovely Lolita Jacobs and Sarah De Mavaleix.
For the full shoots and lots of other awesome girls and interviews head to http://www.apostcardfrom.me
All girls above Photographed by Gemma booth and Styled by me.
All White Long….
Haha was too hard too resist such a cheesy title!
When styling shoots I often come across pieces that I cannot resist, normally these pieces come with a hefty price tag and are out of the reach of my wallet. However, I was happy to discover on a recent editorial that a pair of trousers that had caught my eye were in fact from ASOS and extremely affordable.
Recently I have got really into wearing all white, there’s something about an all-white look that looks super crisp, and at the same time quite Tomboyish and strong. The masculine cut of these trousers and turned up cuff work perfectly with my large collection of white tees and a pair of Birkenstocks, but add a platform pair of heels and white tuxedo and you’re suddenly channeling Bianca Jagger.
Best thing is they are currently on sale! I say the sizing is slightly on the larger size so if you’re normally a size 8/10 get the size 8.
Inside Space - Natalie Bennett
Took some snaps of Natalie in the beautiful boat she shares with her boyfriend. Before we started filming we were treated to an amazing homemade carrot cake and coffee, nattering away about accidental ebay purchases (her boyfriend, Ollie bought a vintage Mercedes on a whim on a train journey home), vintage fairs and the merits of cooking without using sugar. The carrot cake in question was sugar free but still super tasty.
We finished filming and sat on the deck drinking prosecco in the afternoon sun. My sister Chloe so impressed that she too, wants to live on a boat… and why not? After seeing Natalie and Ollie’s amazing place I can see why!
So excited to share a brand new Inside Space video, featuring designer Natalie Bennett on her canal boat in Little Venice. Shot by the super Primrose Productions. Enjoy!
A recent shoot I styled with the gorgeous Brazilian babe, Cris from Premier.
Ralph Lauren turtleneck sweater
MiH The Marrakesh jeans