So this set of photos are long overdue to be posted as they were from LAST YEAR. However, it seemed timely since Christian Wijnants was in town recently to celebrate a stand alone store to unearth these pictures that were taken by the talented Bryant (www.bryantlives.com). This was the first time we shot in a store (as there were only limited numbers of the Christian Wijnants pieces in the EQ:IQ stocks). Usually, the natural lighting in IFC with Bryant’s camera creates some magical glow that makes me look relatively decent (shocking huh?)
When I saw the press preview of this Christian Wijnants 2015 collection, I fell in love with this print. I am not usually a fan of dark green but the blue and pink of the print makes it fresh, playful and feminine. The collection had been based on African farmers and the way they used what was available around them to create their clothing…this meant interesting use of print, textures and being inspired even by what we would normally consider to be rubbish. The matchy matchy feel of this top and trousers with the silky feel reminds me of pajamas too. So comfortable.
I was lucky enough that I was lent some amazing jewelry by Amaara Jewelry who make amazing one-off pieces that consist of vintage beads. This really helped to set off the original theme of the Christian Wijnants pieces.
The one thing I learnt about pajamas style dressing is that unlike in magazines or street style, you can rarely do scruffy otherwise it does look like you LITERALLY have just rolled out of bed. Make up, accessories of course help but the essential is a pair of heels. Your safest choice is to grab a great pair of stilettos. Instantly makes the look go from scruffy to dressy.
I do not listen to my own advice and had only with me a pair of black boots but thankfully they were very high heeled and Gucci so though I could not run around HK with them, they did smarten up my look.