Homage to Christian Wijnants and Pajamas Dressing

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?)

 

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First Time Shooting in a Store with Bryant (the sales thought I was crazy lady)

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.

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Feeling 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.

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Amazing Accessories

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.

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All About Heels…

 

 

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Spring Trend 2013: Monochrome in Colour

Spring Trend 2013: Monochrome in Colour
As trend setter and HK fashion expert Jasmine Webster has predicted monochrome is a big thing for Spring 2013.   This does not need to mean black or white but it can be any colour with any tone.    Louis Vuitton and Gucci went for head to toe rainbow brights for their runway presentations.  If you are wary of this bold look (as I am), look to Mulberry for the pastel interpretation.  Pastels are generally easy to incorporate into your wardrobe and add some pattern to the look makes it even easier to wear this trend.  You won’t feel like you are a painted wall wearing just the one colour if you have patterns to break it up a bit!  M&S on the high street have a great interpretation of the trend in their Spring 2013 preview.  Select one colour and use various tones of that colour to add definition to the outfit.  Once again, patterns are key too.  Look to using darker tones of your chosen colour for your accessories like your shoes or belt to break up the blocks of colour and make it an incredibly easy trend to wear!  Remember Monochrome does not necessarily mean black or white.  Choose your colour and run with it.  You have a whole colour wheel to choose from!!